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planet of the bullies

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So I’m back on Planet Romeo lurking and searching and well hooking up of course. At first I was looking for dates. I was looking for a guy who I could take out, have a few drinks with, share silly conversations and if everything turns out fine and if the chemistry is right sleep with. This time, however, I was not looking for a relationship or anything that would come close to any emotional attachment. I never thought I would be the kind of guy who would say before a date that I’m already down with love but I think that has been my staple line in each meet up. Yes, I’ve become one of those archetypical characters on romcoms who simply refuse to fall in love. But after a few weeks or a month or two I got tired and deleted my account. I was seeing basically the same faces. I even had a big Samantha moment. I got home one morning, logged on and there was this guy who was inviting me to his apartment. Since I was tired, stressed out and lonely I agreed to go to his place. When I got to hi…

Like spending Sundays on the shore...

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The horns which softly signal the beginning of this song seem to evoke something epic. The fluttering flute, on the hand, implies something magical. I was honestly floored when I first heard this song sung by the great singer Dulce. Immediately, I saw the world in a long shot. Maybe there’s a hill somewhere and there are silhouettes of two lovers frolicking as the sun sets in the horizon. Oo, ganun lang ka-bakla ang dating sa akin ng kantang ito dahil naalala ko ang ending ng Hihintayin Kita Sa Langit with Richard and Dawn finding heavenly love after spending a hellish time on Earth. Heathcliff and Catherine, Pinoy version.
And I so adored the English translation. How can I not with lines like “If life with you could be... Like spending Sundays on the shore and racing to the sea...” It’s romance by way of old classic Hollywood movies with lovers “chasing the waves” and eventually “falling in a tight embrace.”  Parang mas masaya itong patugtugin sa plaka with scratches and skipping n…

Kung Mangarap Ka’t Magising

Kanina habang naglilinis ako ng ihi at poop ng mga aso, naisip ko kung gaano nakakapagod itong taong ito. Masaya man professionally pero kung minsan kapag panay trabaho na lang ang nare-receive mo sa inbox mo, nakaka-stress din pala no matter how much you love your work. Naisip ko tuloy, why not get away on my birthday? Fly to Hongkong or Vietnam for the weekend. Have juju juice while admiring the hot surfers at Bondi Beach. Take a stroll along Central Park. Wow, parang may pera lang ah. Siguro bago man ako maka-alis, iisipin ko muna ang vet bills, phone bills, internet bills, rent, and so on and so forth. How can I argue with that? I simply can’t. Paano ko naman maju-justify ang tatlong araw na R&R kung pagbalik ko mas marami pa akong bayarin? But then what if I get a job in Singapore or New York?! Take the dogs with me and live someplace else? Man, Chichi will love the grapevines in Italy. Max will have the time of his life searching for bones in Ancient Greece. How about Marce…