Monthly Archives: April 2014

Bad turned good:It’s a matter of perspectives!

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I totally hate brownouts, blackouts, and the like. Being an internet person and all, I don’t like them at all! For you people in the big cities, it is seldom experienced because of businesses, hospitals, and institutions which are power dependent. As for the minorities, especially here, it is dreadful, literally . If a sudden change in the weather is observed like a drizzle or cloudy skies together with a little wind, expect a shitty power interruption! Every time! Sometimes our lights would be like Christmas lights! On, off, on, off, and freaking on again.

But I saw a different side to this annoying problem. All the good memories came flooding in 😀 The childhood days slowly unfolded because of another brownout recently 🙂 I just saw myself listening to old stories and “tsimis” in the porch with my relatives. All the laughter, smiles (even though it’s dark), and the bond strengthening. With the aid of a cloudless and well lit up sky, I was smiling in a corner reminiscing.

I remember how my Lolo told us how he managed to get himself to school. He stopped for 2 years just to support his college education. He would go fishing, run errands and other stuffs. He also told us about how his father encountered mystical creatures while working. Aswangs, tyanaks, a mysterious ship (without a crew) that would light up the sea and the whole barangay back then when no electricity is available, and other mysteries that is now part of the past and is passed from generation to generation of story tellers.

My Lola on the other hand would tell about her big family. How she grew up and the fun of having many siblings. She said that we are lucky enough today because our parents can send us to school and how she only manages with a 5 cent allowance in her elementary days. And the enders are always our childhood mishaps, our silly mistakes growing up. Those never get out of style and never gets old 😀

Instead of planning an assassination to the electric company screwing my day I would calm myself and do something productive with my time. But when I need to do something really important and it requires electricity I throw horrid words their way! Hahahahahahaha! I’m just kidding but I really do that a lot. With this, I strongly believe that everybody needs a break from all of the electrically dependent stuff. You should try it, it’s fulfilling and good for you. We need a brownout every once a while, like once every six or seven months! Hahahahahahahaha! 😉

Magnanakaw

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Tahimik siyang nakaharap sa screen ng laptop. Nakapasak ang headset sa tenga. Nakapokus siya dito. Matinding consentrasyon. Wari’y may malalim na inisip.

Maya-maya pa’y mayroon kakaibang ingay na bumasag sa katahimik. Hindi niya namalayan ito dahil sa mahiwagang headset na natindi ang kapit sa kanyang mga tenga na nagsisilbing proteksyon niya sa mga hindi kaaya-ayang ingay na maaring gumambala sa kanya.

Unti-unting lumapit ang ingay sa kinaroonan niya. Daglian. Mabilis. Walang iniintay. Wala pa rin siya’y kamalay-malay. Maya-maya pa’y nasa harapan na niya ang gumagawa ng ingay. Kakaibang nilalang. Makakatakot.

Paglapit nito’y agad nitong ginawa ang pakay. Kinuha ang inaasam. Ang dapat kuhanin sa taong hindi natitinag ang titig sa screen. Walang pakialam.

Dahil na rin sa tagal ng nilalang sa harap niya’t harap-harap siyang ninanakawan, hindi na niya naiwasang pansinin ito.

Tanging napakalakas na sigaw ang naiganti niya. Hindi magkaintindihan. Nakakabingi. Kasabay ng isang napakalakas na hampas.

“Putang ina naman oh!!! Sabing isara ang pinto kung lalabas!!! Ang dami sabing lamok!!! Ayan, offline na!!! Wala na!!! Minsan na nga lang yun mag-online!!!”

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Bang!

Anniversary na pala!?

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Magkaroon ako ng sudden urge na bisitahin ang blog kong ito. Wala akong magawa. Makapag-update siguro. Magbasa. At ayun nga nalaman ko na lang na bukas (April 4) ang anniversary ng blog ko!!! Ganun na pala katagal? Bwahahahaha! Hindi ko na namalayan ang panahon. Hindi kasi akong makatsempo ng pagsulat, tamad po ako (bow) 😀 Wala pating inspiration, walang mapanghugutan dahil wala naman talagang huhugutin. Said.

Napagtripan ko lang pong magsulat sa WordPress dahil gusto kong mahasa sa pagsusulat dahil na rin sa journalism. Pero wala, bokya e. Hindi siguro para sakin yun. Walang magagawa kundi piliting mag-improve 🙂 Bukod pa dito wala  akong magawa (ulit) noong isang bakasyon. Nakatunganga ako buong maghapon (literally). Ang kapatid ko nasa Ormoc lumalaban sa National School Press Conference, ang Mama ko naman nasa ibang bansa nagbabakasyon at ang Papa ko ay nasa ibang bansa rin nagtatrabaho naman.

Pero sobra akong natuwa sa blogsphere! Medyo madami rin akong nakilala. Naeexcite akong magsulat dahil may mga bumabasa ng mga gawa ko. In fact, hindi ako dati magkandaugaga kapag may naglalike ng post ko! 😀 Sobrang saya! Swerte na ang makadalawa. Bwahahahahaha! At least alam kong naaapreciate ang gawa ko kahit walang sense ang sinusulat ko. 😉

At ngayong isang taon na itong blog ko. Sobra-sobra ang pasasalamat ko sa mga tumangkilik, tumatangkilik, tatangkilik, at napadaan lang! Salamat po! 😀 Mabuhay tayong lahat!