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isang umagang kasing itim ng kanyang kape

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the height of coolness ang dating ni RA nang pumasok siya sa isang tagong rock joint sa may quezon city. head, freshly shaved, bushy goetee crawling from the chin down to the thin, white neck. his sad eyes made even more melancholic with a blacker than black eyeliner. white naman ang kanyang T-shirt na may mukha ni WS Burroughs sa gitna at ang kanyang pantalon, isang hapit na faded black pants na pakitid na pakitid pababa hanggang masakal na ang kanyang ankles na binabalutan ng isang mean black boots. dumiretso siya sa may bar at inoccupy ang isang seat sabay senyas sa bartender na matagal na siyang dinidigahan.

"gin tonic, as usual."

"napaaga ka ata ah."

tumingin siya sa kanyan relo. 1am. Maaga nga. Oh well, nag-smile na lang siya. The early bird catches no... what? Bird?

Katatapos lang niyang magbasa ng isang Haruki Murakami novel at excited na excited pa siyang makwento ang istorya pero, sa isip-isip niya, kanino ikukwento? Tulad ng dati, baon-baon pa rin niya ang…

old couple playing odd music

"One can't forever stand on the shore. At some point, filled with indecision, skepticism, reservation,and doubt, you either jump in or concede that life is forever elsewhere." - arthur miller

i was in a house much like the houses that my relatives have in Balanga, Bataan. I was in a room with an elderly couple. They were playing some weird music using these metal instruments. They were both dressed in elaborate Filipiniana. They were like that old couple in David Finch's Mulholland Drive. Creepy old couple playing odd music.

I was back in PRPC. I was walking somewhere in phase two. the sky was downcast. it's more black than gray. it seems that any moment the world is going to end. at the far side, there is a fortress, which reminds me of communist architecture. inscribed upon its walls are the words "ang bakla ay bakla." a woman follows in my steps. she is dishevelled. she's wearing a muddy flimsy brown camiseta. she comes up to me and talks about my …

Random observations

The elevator door closes behind me. The screen starts counting backwards... 15... 14... 13... At the 11th floor, a burly man enters. He is wearing a green polo shirt worn usually by salesmen. I search for the logo on his breast pocket.

"Idiot," he mutters to himself. (Idiyet!) At least that's what I heard he said.

The elevator continues to go down and on the 8th floor a doctor and her assistant climb in.

"Dinalan kita ng lunch, doctora," the assistant tells her boss.

"Saang floor ba tayo?" she asks her.

"4th."

The two seem to be in a good mood. They chatter loudly as we continue our trip. I try to look at the papers that the duktora is holding. I'm not sure why but I had the compulsion to figure out what those papers were. On the sixth floor, three people came in. One was wearing an armcast.

"Hoy, anong nangyari sayo?" said the duktora.

"Basketball po!" said the man.

"MVP!" the duktora chided him.

"Si Rand…

bea two-timer

Bea two-timer. Yan ang password sa libreng wi-fi sa Burger King Trinoma. Sino si Bea at nag-two time kaya talaga siya? Anong ginawa niyang kalandian para ipaglantaran ng kanyang jowang bus boy ang kagagahang ginawa niya? Pumatol ba siya sa kanyang bossing sa call center? O baka naman prof ang may kagagawan? Dahil ba isa lamang bus boy ang iyong labidabs kaya ka nag-two time? O baka naman gusto mo lang tumikim ng ibang putahe? Gusto mo na ba ng hindi lang masarap kung hindi masustansya pa? Sawa ka na ba sa burger and fries? Bea, umamin ka na!

angels in the pilipins

Dalawang angel nagyo-yosi na parang mga bored na bakla sa isang bar sa Malate.

Angel 1: Hay I’m bored!

Angel 2: It’s boring! I’m bored as well. Well, I’m bored as hell! Leche!

1: Bo-ring! Bo-ring! Bo-ring! (in a sing-song voice)

2: Bakla wag, nakaka-asiwa. Chaka.

1: E kasi naman para na akong estatwa ng Our Lady of Edsa. I’m so bato!

May ibabato si Angel 1 kay Angel 2. Maglalandian sila. Biglang matitigil ang kanilang kalandian nang may malakas na ingay silang maririnig, followed by a beautiful, very manly voice ala James Earl Jones.

God: Ang lalandi ninyo!

Matataranta ang dalawang angel habang parang may paparating na delubyo. Mula sa mga ulap lalabas si God. Luluhod ang dalawang bakla.

1: Mahal na makapangyarihang punong-puno ng katalinuhan, ka-sosyalan at higit sa lahat kagandahan! Ang tanging nilalang na naka-salo ng lahat nang magsabog ng swerte at kalandian sa buong sanlibutan!

2: We crouch before you, your royal fabulousness; the epitome of everything that is exquisite, glamor…