Monday, March 31, 2008


seated near the railing, i usually have this infinite view of the shore from the top of the ship. at this moment nothing could blind me of what i perceive as absolute unwinding... i like it when the salty breeze dampens my cheeks as i also have the warm kiss of the sun. splashes of swirling water drown all those weary thoughts. that certain muffled sound of the waves seems to whisper me with comfort and assurance that everything will fall into place.

at this moment, i usually raise my arm, bend my spine fo
r a good stretch and smile.

i officially declared "summer" when my team mates in my previous company had our "team GA" in Corduva, it was March 1. I'm about to start my training for my new account in a new company while my former colleagues also have this reassignment for either a different split or a new account still within their recent company. it is indeed a transition that I'm very much aware of.

summer in Cebu is definitely scorching hot. plus the overpass
ss project in Banilad makes the traffic from Talamban to Banila
d a pain in the ass. and there's no way i can get away from it, for sure this will be an ongoing issue until this overpass is done---which might take a year! (mygod i need a new lodging house)

as of the moment, i need an escapade. summer in the city is a complete torture (unless you take refuge in the mall or would only go out during night time a
nd do bar hopping)

i manage to pack some of my things up and seek shade in Danao with Julio. There i could escape the summer heat and be in the heart of urban living.
I love it when i wake up in the morning and cook meals for everyone. For that Rachael Ray or Martha Stewart is constantly on the TV screen. I tend the garden. do usual household chores and sometimes baby sit for my "inanak". Plus with cable network connection and internet access, i guess I'll be sane here.


Holy Week came and i found myself traveling with Chai towards Bantayan. we go there with a bag packed filled with mission, uncertainty and excitement. We were picked by Bambi to help them with their movie project which features the traditional procession and the St. Peter's Basilica as the main setting.

i rub
elbows with the main casts and the director whom i had an awesome time with. We always have this post work bonding session at the Kermit's where they serve chill treats and pastries. We were also had joined the Escario's with their kumbira since the first family of Bantayan proper acknowledge the project.

We have done alot of crazy stuff and party like there's no more tomorrow. we get drunk by the beach. rock with Urbandub. get wet and wild at the Pump's disco den. scherzo dances as we plunge into the refreshing water at sugar beach where the water was bombarded with laser lights and cool hypnotizing music. it was a blast to the extent we even do a sort of synchronized swimming.

again, it was crazy.

Chai and i were also blessed with wonderful accommodation. it might be one of her wishes that was answered during her first visit in Danao church, where we meet before heading toward Bantayan. We stayed at a private resort owned by Bambi's sister. It is located just beside Hoyohoy's beach resort. The three of us, (Bambi, Chai and I) also perform for their annual family get together.

The resort is definitely amazing. it's like traditional bahay kubo meets modern architecture. kudos to the designer who happen to be one of Bambi's sister. i love sipping my earl grey aromatic tea while reading "Kafka on the Shore" by Murakami on the patio which have this "Starbucks" by the sea ambiance..

sigh, if only i could extend this for some more days..

Monday, March 24, 2008


Huwebes santo,
buwan sa Marso,
desperas sa pasko sa kasakit
gibaktas ko ang kalbaryo.

ngano ania ka man
sa akong alimpatakan?
ambi naku kay nahingkawas
naku sa akong penetensya.
dili ba dugay na tikang gi-papas
sa akong panum-duman?

apan sa akong pag-prosesyon,
uban sa higanting karo,
kalit ikaw nag pahipi sa abogon na dalan
nga sa hinay gilamoy sa kangitnit sa kilom kilom
dungan sa pag dagkot sa kandila, ania ka.

tungod niana,
nalamdagan ang nangaging panahon.
ang hagbay na nga gilama na uling sa pagbati,
nagsugod nasad ug pag baga.
susama kabug-at sa mga gagmayng santos ug angheles
nga gipas-an sa ilang ginikanan ang akong pag-ginhawa.

kaybaw ka ba,
nga sa matag kita kog balik kanimo
daw imong gisamaran ning akong dughan,
daw imong gibali kining akong mga gusok
ug daw imo kung gi koronahan sang tunok
sa mga kasakit nga akong mahinumduman.

imnon ko ang suka ug apdo
sa pagpakarong ingnon ug paglimud.
gibaliw ko akong mga mata na kunohay wala kakita kanimo,
basta lang kay mahingkawas ko
aning kalbaryo.
nga sa hinay hinay kong pag lakaw,
may unta, matapos na.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Sunday, March 16, 2008

murag hapsay na ang tanan

gabii na,
niturok na ang mga bitoun sa kalangitan
nanaghuy na ang mga manok
aron mu-tugtugaok inig kadlawon.
nitiurok na ang mga langaw
dayon sa ilang pagpangamatay.

samtang ang haring adlaw
nanghasi sa pikas kalibutan,
ang reyna sa kagabhion naglaroy-laroy.
usahay mo kanta,
usahay maghagok sa iyang unlan
nga hinimu sa pinaka-humok na panganud.

murag hapsay na ang tanan

didto sa kadalanan,
naay usa ka iro nga nangita ug mahabalan,
naay usa ka iring nga nag kiay-kiay
ug mga ilaga nga nangaykay.

murag hapsay na gyud ang tanan

apan didto sa sulok
sa mangitngit na eskinita,
adunay duha ka lake nga niagi.
naghinung-hungay samtang ga-agbay,
padung sa pagkatuman sa ilang gisabotan.

didto sa sulok
sa mangitngit na eskinita,
adunay duha ka lake
nagpahungaw, nagtagbaw.

hinog ang kagabhion sa mga matang nga dili malamdagan:
mga katuyoan sa pag-bati, sa lawas
ug maingon man sa huna-huna

didto sa sulok,
sa mangitngit na eskinita.
adunay duha ka lake nga niagi.
naghinung-hungay samtang ga-lakbay.
ang ilang gisabotan,
natuman na.


the latest music video of Bjork: Wanderlust (from her album Volta) has already been launched in New York. I'm very much excited with it, however, it is very disappointing that MTV Asia still don't showcase it nor in Youtube.

I believe there's a lot of Bjork's fan in Asia
(although not that much who really dig into her), but for some weird and cultural reasons most of Bjork's videos are not aired. The only video that was plugged in MTV Asia is the video "Earth Intruders" for the album Volta. What happened to "Innocence" and "Declare Independence"? MTV Asia constantly bombard R&B, Hip Hop, and cheesy pop music videos. Which NOT all subscribers (who pay their cable network thousand bucks every year) are interested into.

It's not that i don't like these genres, i find some videos cool though. It's just that, there should be wide variations in the programming.

It is very sad that most music videos nowadays are getting less and less creative, minimal out-of-the-box ideas and poor imagination. as long there is dancing in a club, blings, hot bodies and whatever conventional shots have you---that would click on the screen. Feeding the naive viewers (specially the young generation) with garbage.

so sad and sickening.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

new maxim

officially today, this will be my new company maxim:

"Out thinking, out doing.."

so long for my previous: "Great minds, great people"

sigh, back to scratches again.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

"i see who you are"

I see who you are
Behind the skin
And the muscles

I see who you are, now
And when you get older later

I will see the same girl
The same soul
Lioness, fireheart
Passionate lover

And afterwards
Later this century
When you and I have become corpses

Let's celebrate now all this flesh on our bones
Let me push you up against me tightly
And enjoy every bit of you

I see who you are


i always visualize two lost individuals every time i listen to this song and my germinating idea on mind is that these two individuals try to find their inner light just to find it out that the catalyst is from their significant others and thus they become one identity, a luminous cohesive couple. It is not necessary a straight couple. I even toyed a music video of this one since in the album Volta, only 3 tracks (Earth Intruders, Innocence, and Declare Independence) already have an official video. One is upcoming though which will be premiered this March 13th in New York and that is "Wanderlust". I'm imagining two couples in the dark. and their inner glow made them find and know each other.

Originally i think about two lesbian couple. just like in "all is full of love" video. But anyway i rather share the details in between sips of coffee since it might consume my whole night writing about it. (smiles)

i got this picture taken in Catmon. Showing Chai and JC as we did our pictorial in the middle of full moon night. I use Gimp 2.4.4 photo editor.


Wednesday, March 05, 2008

"The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle"

finally, I've finished reading this book.

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