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The Penitent

She said look at me

So i looked but did not see

Her face was veiled with shadows

While the sun struck her back.

She asked me if she is beautiful

Asking if she’s even fun

I nodded not seeing

Blinded by the rays of the sun.

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Equinox

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Wandering feet goes far
A wandering heart goes farther
When sole travels in distance beyond trails and harbors
The soul travels through life not gardens and arbors

What lies beyond the mist that thy eyes cannot see?
What’s with the unknown and unseen that beckons thyself to thee?
Was it an adventure worthy of your childhood dreams?
Or just a romanticized folly of a one man’s whim?

The steps taken that brought you smile and wants
Are the same steps that bore angst and grunts
Now you stop moving as the tide ebbed and sways
Hereto we conclude who goes and who stays

Some steps cannot be retraced as they usually do,
So I’ll plow ahead, painfully, haltingly pushin’ through
Travel in arches and curves and rings and circles
Till I find myself again, right next to you.

How A Tulip Came To Be

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Drip drop like drizzle on the window pane
Clear puddles forming, gentle, silent, sane
Drowning little marks of age left on the glass
Prints vanishing ever slowly along with its bitter past

As the tributary makes its way to the darkened ground
Parched ground moisting, and breathes and bursts
Flowing through wounds that healing latterly found
Once devoid of certitude now hopeful with trusts

How time have forsaken this seed so small
Taken for granted, discarded and remembered not at all
Now embraced by moisture, the seed loses all fear
Touched by love and it begun to stir

Maybe the seed that was once bashful is now opening to life
Maybe a small drizzle opened its colorful petals to thee
Maybe love has erased her pain and hurt and strife
Maybe this is how a tulip came to be.

 

Ortigas Center, Pasig City, 04/24/16 3:42 AM

Judged!

I went out for a break. I walk out the building hoping to get a fresh air but fate have a way of mocking people at times. As I step outside the building door, a heavy air greeted me, much heavier then the corporate air that pervades the rooms inside the building. Smokes coming from lighted cigarette stick and smokers alike hang in the air like fog on December morning. only this one lacks the cold breeze and has a smell that I really hate.

I continue walking, crossing the streets to a concrete bench near a condominium’s garbage bin. I sat and began looking around when my nose began to notice something. The wall near the bin stank from the putrid smell of urine and probably some spit. The smoke of cigaretes is one thing, the smell of urine is another. I stood up and began putting some distance between me and the stinking wall. The condominium guard noticed me and maybe being familiar with the smell himself, took pity on me and offered me a wooden seat near his station.

I was beginning to relax when I heard a clanging coming from inside the bin. The guard went to check it, after a few seconds he emerged from the corner, manhandling a boy. His yellow shirt was well worn and dirty, his left hand holding an empty mineral water bottles, the other is holding something what looked like a damaged monobloc chair.

The guards face was all red in anger, he is shouting at the boy, his grip tightening on the boys elbow. The boy began to complain and thrash around. The guard pinned him on the floor and threatened to shoot him the next time he see him near the condominium again. The guard then allowed the boy to stand up and run off. Then he walk back to his station like nothing happened.

In gest I said “You shouldn’t have done that, You’ll never know, that boy might be the president of the Philippines someday”

He scoffed and said, “President? No way, that boy will die before he becomes 25 years old, or maybe a robber by the age of sixteen. Boys like that don’t have hopes”.

I stood up, my break time is almost done. I have to go back to my own life, back inside the corporate building where money and (sometimes) life is made. But I can’t stop thinking about the boy and the remarks of the guard. dead by the age of 25, or maybe rotting in prison? No hope? maybe the guard is right, With the kind of life and security that the street offers, the posibility is not farfetched.

The boy is maybe 10 years of age but the guard already know what life has in store for him. It may be true but it doesn’t make it right. The guard’s opinion is shared by the majority of us. I am also guilty of prejudging the destiny of this children before life would have an opportunity to open for them. we already expect them to die or go to prison before their life even begin. We have given up on them so easily.

Maybe if we acknowledge that its not too late for us (as a nation)to change, maybe its not too late for them to have a shot at life.

The Incredible Hulk!

 

Honestly, I was never a big Incredible Hulk movie fan but I grew up with the comics. The big mean green monster is one of my favorite, along with the superman comic series. When I saw Lou Ferrigno’s movie version of the hulk I cringe, that is not the hulk I was expecting, then I saw Eric Bana’s version. despite a decent CGI, Honestly, I was disappointed. I have been following the comic version of the hulk, and the more you read the comics the the more you see what the movie lacks. 

I went to see the new Incredible hulk movie today. Starring Edward Norton, I was expecting another disappointment yet I have to see the movie. So as the movie began, I was a little apprehensive. I was hoping for a better plot this time but I am also careful not to hold my hopes high. As the plot unfolds, I began to relax, it’s as near to the story line as it could get.

 Unlike the Eric Bana version, the new hulk movie did not put the fixated Gen. Thaddeus “thunderbolt” Ross in the center of the movie, Instead, they let the Hulk face a bigger villain in Emil Blonsky a.k.a abomination. It adds to the thrill of the movie, at least the hulk could play the part of an underdog and the writer did not rely on  having the hulk smash as many tank as he could to sell the story .

 It also answers one of the greatest mystery in the Incredible Hulk story. That is to understand why on earth does the pants stay where it should be when the rest of the hulks clothing is shredded into strips every time Bruce Banner turns into the Hulk. On the movie, Banner uses stretchable material twice his normal size for a pants just in case he turns to the green monster. 🙂

 Adding twist to the story is the cameo appearance of the Iron Man at the end of the movie. well maybe, not the Iron Man persona but Tony Starks. At the end of the movie, Starks approached Gen. Ross in a bar and said the they are putting together a team.  What team?

 If you have seen the Iron Man movie and was patient enough to wait in the theaters until the final credits have rolled, you will understand what I am saying. at the end of the credit roll, the movie shows Tony Stark going home  only to fine someone waiting for him, this is how the final dialogue went.

Tony Stark: Jarvis.

 Jarvis : [distorted] Welcome home, Sir

[Tony notices a figure by the window]

Nick Fury: “I am Iron Man…” Think you’re the only super hero in the world? Mr. Stark, you’ve become part of a bigger universe. You just don´t know it yet.

Tony Stark : Who the hell are you?

[The man walks into the light]

Nick Fury : Nick Fury, Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Tony Stark: Uh-huh

Nick Fury : I’m here to talk to you about the Avenger Initiative.

 

The avenger initiative is refering to The Avengers, A team of superheroes much like the DC comic’s Justice league. The Avenger’s is the Marvel Comics version. The cameo appearance of stark in the Hulk movie is part of the effort to establish the so called Marvel Universe.  Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk might just be the beginning of things to come. 

 

Starting the year with a TAG!!!

Tag Galing kay MAMARU! Sige…eto na. Bente-Bente 

1.) At what age do you wish to marry?

  • Ahahaha…. Hahahaha…. Hahahaha… E sa… Hahahaha…. Hahahaha

2.) What color do you like most?

  • Lighter shade ng blue. hindi yung MMDA blue ha? dead blue yun kasi sinamahan ng pink ang hayup.

3.) If you have the chance, what would you probably say to your beloved one?

  • Bilog ang mundo. Maghiwalay man tayo ng landas, magkikita pa rin tayo sa dulo. Kung napapansin mong binabagalan ko ang aking lakad. Ibig sabihin may tampo ako. Kaya plis lang amuin mo naman ako kahit minsan lang.

4.) Where is the place that you want to go the most?

  •  Motel din kaso lang minsan magastos, kaya sa powerbooks na lang, kahit maghapon akong tumambay sa sofa nilang pahirapang makaupo. Okay lang. Libre namang magbasa. New Year’s Wish ko lang, sana bumait na yung isang gwardiyang mukhang tigre dun, sama ng tingin sa akin tuwing pumapasok ako. Alam sigurong makikibasa lang ako at hindi bibili.

5.) Which part of you that you hate the most?

  • Chicken Pox mark ko sa mukha. (Magkano ba ang major face renovation kay belo?)

6.) When you encounter a sad moment, what do you do?

  • Maswerte akong tao. Hindi ko pinapansin yung problem until darating yung solution. (May awa ang diyos, sana lagi akong kaawaan)

7.) What are you afraid to lose the most?

  • Honestly, I’m afraid to lose my inner child. I don’t want to mature in a way na maaring mawala yung magic na yun.

8.) If you win $1 million, what would you do?

  • Give it to charity all of it. tangena. plastic ang hinayupak. Ibibili ko ng libro lahat.

9.) If you meet someone that you love, would you confess to him/her?

  • Depende… likas talaga akong sinungaling eh , nyahahaha

10.) List out 3 good points of the person who tagged you.

  • Mamaru???!!! humm. Makulit, Malandi, Baliw Maganda at Sexy, Ayan, wala ka nang reklamo niyan siguro. 🙂 

11.) What are the requirements that you wish from your other half?

  • Yung honest kasi ako, sinungaling ako eh, kaya sana naman honest para at least may isa sa amin ang nagsasabi ng totoo.

12.) Till now, what is the moment that you regret the most

  • People come and go. Some of them matters so much. I regret the times I failed to say. I wish I said what needs to be said before.

13.) Which type of person do you hate the most?

  • Mayayabang!

14.) What is your ambition?

  • I want to succeed sa work ko ngayon. Sana matapos ko din yung tangenang law school na yan.

15.) What is the thing that will make you think she is bad?

  • Hummm. Di ko lam eh. basta ang alam ko cummulative ang scoring system ko sa BAD na yan, halo-halong sama ng loob muna, tapos biglang sasabog na lang, sabay sigaw ng “You’re a very bad person! Magagalit sa’yo si God!”  

16.) What is it that people doesn’t know about you?

  • Despite ng pagiging barubal ko, sa loob madrama akong tao. uy pero di ako umiiyak pag nalalasing.

17.) What is your Motto in life?

  • Life is a Game, Play it well. (Ang Mahuli Taya!)

18.) Name one of your body part your hubby or boyfriend wife or girlfriend tells you she adores. (Nyahahaha, tangenang tanong to)

  • My Eyes (thanks mamaru 😆 )

19.) In 2008, do you have a new year’s resolution?

  • Sana di nako tatanga-tanga. Ayoko nang abuting ng kamalasan ngayong year na to. 

20.) If your better half is cheating on you, will you forgive him or her?

  • Hummm…ewan!

I’m Tagging Koreanmine, Youareyou, Trisha and Jei,