Sunday, January 3, 2010

Para sa Kaligtasan ng mga Sipat

Natagpuan ko itong mga ito sa Sent items sa aking Yahoo Mail. Bago pa maapektuhan ng sangkatutak na bugs, kailangan ko lang silang ipaskil dito.

Para sa isang matilamsik at masipat na 2010.

Kaning Baboy

si Boy Bato,
kumain ng pagkain,
Soup Number 5

walang kamuwang-muwang
sa sakit na mararamdaman
sa hating-gabing yaon.

hindi alam ni Boy Bato
siyasatin ang nilalaman,
Soup Number 5

walang kalusug-lusog
sa laman na masasaktan
sa hating-gabing yaon.

uod na gagapang
ang nasa lamang-tiyan
sanhi ng matinding dumi,
Soup Number 5

palabas mula sa katawan
sa gitna ng inuman
sa hating-gabing yaon.

mula sa laway at pawis,
si Boy Bato, maglalabas,
pabalik lang sa pinaggalingan,

dumi sa dumi,

putik sa putik,

Soup Number 5.

ang karanasan, kinahinatnan,
siya ring naging katapusan.


Sa dulo ng malupit na talim,
Nag-aasam ng malalim na taimtim
Pagharap ng aninong kulimlim,
Sa buhay na desperadong inaatim.

Friday, January 1, 2010

iRewind 2009

Let the world change you, and you can change the world.
-Che Guevara

In various terminals of entertainment, our digital psyche has been enabling us to encounter countless list of trends, be it a top 20 of the worst-dressed individuals in the red carpet or the top 10 scariest places in New Zealand (etcetera, etcetera). After browsing through millions of such adrenaline-pumping lists, I felt that I should try to make a little noise in the cyber world by making one of my own.

Since nostalgia had set in during my siomai-eating escapade during December 31, I might as well try to conceive a list of my own version of the "Top 15 Events in 2009 that had Made a Mark in my Life". Without much further ado, here is the list (in no particular order):

1. Diliman Classics 2009 (a concert with the Velvet Orchestra)
Singing with a band makes one feel a great emotional high in the end, but singing with an
orchestra makes one soar, falling in love with music more. This has been one of the
greatest concert experiences that I ever participated on. I would like to thank UP Broad
Ass for giving me this golden chance.

2. Academic Gateway UPCAT Review
In the past 3 years, I have been tutoring both grade school and high school students in an
individual basis in all subjects. But, I never thought of ever handling 70 students in an
intense classroom setting for 4 straight hours. During this time, I had realized how difficult it
has been for a reviewer of whatever sort of form, be it for nurses or for engineers, to make
your students digest this mountain of information in a very limited amount of time. Also,
commuting to different teaching venues from Taft to Katipunan made the job more
exhausting. Fortunately, the cheerful staff and the hyperactive students of the center
welcomed me all the time with maximum enthusiasm making every visit worth it. I truly
am showering my thanks to my friend, Russ and Mr. Iman Gavino, for trusting me to teach
NCR Seniors some lessons in life that they, hopefully, haven't forgotten during UPCAT

3. Philippine Youth for IT Congress 2009
For a second straight year, this has been one my wildest experiences to date. With 3,500
students, teachers and IT professionals from all over the Philippines at your disposal for 6
straight hours, I have to temporarily become a jester in the court onstage to keep the
populace awake for the next speaker. Also, this was my first UP Theatre hosting
experience with all the debates, politicking and all that's meant to kept for a while (secret!).
This baptism of fire literally burned my throat after the shifts. Thank you, UP ITTC, for
trusting my limited arsenal of jokes and cheesy lines.

4. Freshmen Orientation Program 2009
During the time when the freshmen of UP Diliman had first arrived in the steps of the
Economics Auditorium, I truly knew dearly from my experience that everyone felt a little
tension and anticipation given the first immersion of such students in the university. To
paint an image of what I'm trying to say, the freshmen were like cosmonauts landing in the
surface of Planet X. So, as one of the hosts, this has been pretty much my consideration
as to how should I treat or blend in with the students. Thank you, UP OCG and OSA for
this amazing encounter.

<to be continued>

5. iSing University-Wide Videoke Contest 2009
6. UP CAPES Job Fair 2009
7. AIM Leadership Camp
8. Visit of Relatives from the Land of the Big Ben
9. UP CIEM Anniversary Month
10. Ryan Cayabyab Singers Auditions
11. SCI-FI Convention 2009
12. Ondoy's Wrath and Volunteer Acts
13. UP Engineering Choir Recognition Rites Performance
14. Engineering Week 2009
15. Medical-Dental Mission in Area 17

Monday, December 7, 2009


Words are spreading like a disease,
a mountain of emotions amounts to large doses
of admiration, of appreciation.
On the contrary, little mud pits that block the way
like manure left by stray dogs,
like spit discharged by street mongers,
laying and lying in your body's face,
are obvious signs of unwarranted espionage.
Yet, the senses are blinded, nonexistent
to the point of deviating, to evict the crime.
Ending up being a cold-blooded victim
of senseless hallucination, of deception.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Rush Hour

1:40 AM

The evening runs like a wind, a ski in a slope,
the head feels a sensation, hair dancing in the sea of air,
images blaze like pictures in marathon, trailing the omniscient darkness,
as the solitude is being pursued, the mind is being perused,
by the traces of destiny, sounding like heart beats,
ants marching, pulsating in every vein,
trailing the sea of cement, following every note.
The train dance still moves on, would carry on.

Monday, November 30, 2009

How Hi-Ro Saved my Life?

It has been almost every single day that I sleep ultra late. Without any puns whatsoever, I really got into the habit by simply being so eager to write about anything in this exact blog. As of the moment, the exact time is 2:17 AM. I'm not joking, and I have a class the next day that would begin at 7:30 AM. So, I pretty much have 4 hours to sleep with all the personal hygiene adjustments foreshadowed.

Yes, I have always considered myself as a busy person. But, the thought of being busy in itself late at night makes me want to always do something else (not sleeping, of course). In effect, I would resort to brainstorm anything under the sun to be featured in my blog. I would actually be a little restless if I haven't produced a blog entry almost every internet session. I would always marvel and stare at the blank blog canvass. Full expression in words, indeed, takes some degree of time due to the probable readers that might invest some precious minutes reading my article, reading me.

Luckily, with all these cerebral agitations, I always make sure during my rest times to grab a pack of Hi-Ro cookies from Fibisco (free publicity!). Though it might look and taste as a direct rip-off of Oreo (take note of the rhyme!), I certainly recommend it to those who are searching for something non-caffeine containing to keep them awake at night. Hi-Ro would certainly fill your stomachs out with a certain quantity of sugar that makes the bodily hormones excited to a certain degree enabling your eyes to open up in the middle of painstaking encoding. Hi-Ro will give you a much needed push to make you feel more self-assured or confident in whatever it is that you are doing with the PC. Hi-Ro fills your stomach with sweetness that would certainly embrace satisfaction.

Okay, enough advertising. All i wanted to say here is that chocolates (or impressions of them) can stimulate brain activity even in the day's ultraelectromagnetic wee hours. This tip can save your life especially if you are procrastinating for a paper that will make you say "it's now or never".

There will be no choice. The time will be now.

Besides, if you have nothing to do, just please sleep.

P.S. Okay, don't you dare click on that white F logo with a blue background!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Ellipsis Lines

Here I am, mindless, as I write this.

Random moments come and go not in pieces of great significance. Moments seem to not falter in shape, in the state of isolation. Being alone doesn't necessarily mean you are away from the world. You are trying to get inside, really inside...

Here are some poetic lines that I have excavated in my mobile phone written in the midst of the stillness of jeepney journeys (or so I thought):


Larawan ka ng aking tungkulin,
Huwag mo nawang lisanin,
Mahirap balikan at kamtin,
Ang pusong noo'y naging akin.


Simoy ng mga malaya,
Hinagip ng tadhana,
Naging tuwirang babala,
Sa mga naglilipanang pinsala.


Waiting in line,
takes one hell of a time,
incomparable to drinking booze
added with lime,
when the innards get the loose and commotions,
By momentous proportions,
the watchful dogs desecrates from the lime,
as I try to contemplate on this sick, old rhyme.

The next one is the blog version of a freely flowing type.


Nagbago na ang fate ng iba,
bakit ikaw hindi pa?
Pinalitan mo na ba ang status mo?
Bakit ang pagiging online mo bigla
parang nagtatagong anino?

Madalas kang mag-post dati,
langgam sa dami,

Madalas kang mag-blog dati,
damo sa dami,

Nakaririndi. Nakabibingi.

Nakangingiti. Nakakikilig.

Rindi. Bingi. Ngiti. Kilig.

Mixed emotions.

Mahirap kasi na pinagpalit ka na sa mukhang libro.
Mahirap kung wala nang nagbabasa sa iyo.

Divorced. Rejected. Incarcerated sa sariling mundo.

Pero, narito pa rin ako't nagbibigay ng

Rindi. Bingi. Ngiti. Kilig.

Sa mga taong nagtitiyaga pa ring magmasid, sumulyap.

Sa buong whole wide universe.

Miss ka na,


Monday, August 24, 2009

Blank Canvass

This post is definitely what one has to add on.

If Multiply is a freedom wall, may this entry be the start of it.

copyright 2009