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Christmas sa pinaka-nakakaloka kong taon

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1. Sana ako na lang ‘yung nagsulat ng Christmas jingle ng ABS-CBN para pag may nangaroling sa amin at kinanta ‘yung song hihingi ako ng royalty.
2. Habang nagta-trabaho ‘yung kahera sa KFC panay ang text niya. I wonder who she is texting. “Merry Christmas babes, d’yan ako matutulog mamaya”? “Tita ako na ang bahala sa lechon”? O baka naman umiiskor ng ecstasy. Tandaan, ang source man nagbabakasyon din.
3. Eh ‘yung umiikot ako sa grocery tulak tulak ang cart habang naka-simangot tapos paglingon ko may kinda cute na paminta na nakatingin sa akin at nung nag-abot ‘yung mga tingin namin nag-sparkle ‘yung eyes niya. Direk, cue music please: Ang nagsindi nitong ilaw, walang iba kung hindi ikaw... Dahil ikaw bro... dahil ikaw bro... Ang star ng Pasko!”
4. On being left hanging by someone you like this season. Hindi ba mas maganda kung babalikan ka ng taong nang-iwan sa’yo sa tamang panahon kesa ipilit ang isang relasyong hindi napapanahon?
5. Bumibili ako sa karinderya at napansin kong parang sem…

learning to exhale

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The house is quiet and I’m on my second and last beer for the night. I no longer binge on alcohol. Being drunk at night makes it harder to wake up for my morning jog. And my daily workouts and constant exposure to the sun have already contributed to the sad state of my skin. I don’t need alcohol to make my skin drier than it already is. And the last thing that I need right now is to look my age. Yes, getting old apparently makes one vainer.
I’m drinking now because it’s Friday and I’ve been meaning to drink since early this evening. I was supposed to go to a book launch but had to stay at the office until 11pm. On my way back to QC I kept wondering if I should go out alone. I’ve been meaning to do that for the longest time but eventually I decided to just go home (Because, as I had concluded during the ride, it’s the adult thing to do). Yes, I wanted to sit on a bar stool and enjoy some rock music but do I also expect to get picked up? Am I prepared to spend my Saturday morning drunk a…

BANJO & LOUIE

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"Are you perfectly happy with me?" That's the question he most wanted to ask him. Mahirap pala itong tanungin kahit kayo ay magkasama na sa iisang bahay for the past five years, five fucking years of anger, sadness, and happiness. But maybe it was because they were already five years in the making kaya mahirap itong tanungin? Either ways, hindi niya ito matanong without blushing or stuttering.
"What?" Tinanong siya ni Louie. "Ano yung tatanungin mo sa akin?"
The boyfriend was heartily eating his spaghetti at namumula na ang kanyang labi. May extra mumo pa on the side.
"Meron kang spag sa pisngi mo," sabi ni Banjo.
"Saan?" Kinuha ng kanyang boyfriend ang tissue at ipinahid ito sa maling pisngi.
"Hindi dyan."
"Saan?" Muling idinampi nito ang tissue, padamping demure kaya naman hindi na naman naalis ang mumo sa mukha.
"Akin na nga ang tissue..." Parang nanay na nagpupunas sa makulit na anak, maigi niyang …