Here’s to the crazy ones

Yung mga ganitong mga salita, ganyang-ganyan yung mga kinahumalingan ko noong college hanggang kaka-graduate ko pa lang sa UP. Alam mo yun eh, yung mga panahong akala mo e kaya mong baguhin ang mundo kasi sabi ng mga pinakanirerespeto mong mga guro e “brilliant” ka raw , e nanggatong pa ng “brilliant ka nga talaga”…

Desisyon

Sa palagay ko, dalawa sa pinaka-pinaka-tamang mga desisyong ginawa ko sa buhay ko ay (1) ang gustuhing pumasok sa UP at (2) ang magtrabaho para kay Joyce Bernal.

research shows, nakakatalino ang Blackberry

1. Dati, pag matanong kang bata, ang sasabihin sa’yo: “Wow, napaka-inquisitive naman ng batang ito!” Ngayon, kapag matanong ka, ang sasabihin sa’yo: “Wala ka bang Google?!” (By the way, inquisitive means “curious, eager for knowledge”. No need to Google; I did the Google-ing for you. You’re welcome.) 2. To which you can reply: “E sorry…

For Ilaya and Awit

Dear Ilaya and Awit, Hello,—do you still use that now—I’m your mother. But I’m writing this in 2011, I’m 27, and you haven’t been born yet. (I was also going to say you haven’t even been conceived yet, but if you’re reading this before you can even spell your receive’s and conceive’s correctly, don’t be…

lantern parade

Sabi ng site stats ko, marami raw napadpad dito dahil sa pag-Google ng “kailan ang valentines day”. Sayang, ngayon ko lang nakita. Ano kayang nangyari sa kanila nung Feb 14, no? Masaya kaya sila? Ignorance is bliss daw eh. Naalala ko tuloy nung isang kinaumagahan ng Lantern Parade sa UP. Naglalakad ako nun sa Acad…

what’s up, good morning M

Dear M, Hindi na kita iba-buzz sa Gmail kasi baka tulog ka pa, alam mo namang hindi ko na talaga na-memorize kung ilang oras ang pagitan ng Manila at Vancouver. Dadaldal lang naman kasi ako. Yung isa kasing congressman dito, si Ronald Singson, anak ni Chavit–pamilyar sa’yo?, nandito ka pa naman nung EDSA Dos diba?–at…

Dear Mr. Baz Luhrmann

I think you owe me an explanation. I think it was you, sir, who said that it was okay to not know what to do with your life “because the most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives” in a “song” addressed to the ladies and…

Sa Wakas (Sugarfree, 2003)

The Master Spinner said this issue’s theme is summer, which is fine, except that the CD I’d like to review has nothing to do with summer. In the meantime, while thinking of some contrived connection with summer, in the spirit of insistence, I’ll start writing about the greatest CD I’ve ever owned, and it’s not…

the universe knows

The Universe did me a huge favor in not making me a finalist for next year’s Cinemalaya. He knew I wasn’t ready yet, that my story was half-baked and my research, not enough. He knew that had he given that to me, it wouldn’t be a great, not even good, first full-length film. It will…