Thursday, March 31, 2011

On books and hobbits

So I just found out that one of the national artists here in the Philippines has his own bookstore.

F. Sionil Jose's La Solidaridad exists somewhere in Manila and apparently, he takes time to talk to his customers~

Not far from that, there's Hobbit House, a Shire-themed restaurant.

Need to go there.

Boyfriend said yes.


The leaf

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Because I was swamped with work

I suddenly remembered Aeon Flux.

Oh yes, aren't you the cartoon that almost ruined the mental, emotional and sexual stability of the 11-year-old me.

Oh yes, the memory of that night in Los Angeles, having just arrived from Manila, is still vivid. The 11-year-old me, switched the TV on at 11PM - jet lag refused to let me sleep - and what did I see? Cartoons.

I thought, Nice.

Then, not more than 3 minutes into the show, what did my 11-year-old eyes see?

Two women. Kissing. With such fervent passion.



(Coming from a traditional Filipino family, that was not normal. Neither was it socially and culturally accepted at that time.)

Oh yes, Aeon Flux. You did that.

Third time's the charm

I've got a weird name that almost everyone, who are not well-versed in Latin, has a hard time to pronounce. Ultimately, over the years, I've learned how to stop caring how people pronounce my name.

So me, the boyfriend and a friend were in Starbucks one night, having coffee after a round of alcoholism. We each ordered our drink and I gave them my name since I was the one ordering.

(L-R: Boyfriend's, mine and friend's)

Three drinks, three different names. Osom.

Monday, March 28, 2011

To my dearest Meesa

Six months together was too short.

Our time together didn't have to end so soon... If only I had been a bit more careful.

Yes, I blame myself, baby...

There are a lot of things going on inside my head... A lot of "ifs"; a lot of "should haves" but thinking about them now will not bring you back to me. Not now, not ever.

I have wronged you in so many ways, Meesa, that no amount of tears shed will be enough to make up for what I have failed yo do: protect you.

It will take some time to get used to you not being around... I won't call out "Meesa!" anymore when I come home from work.. I won't be able to rub your tummy anymore... I won't annoy you during daylight when you're fast asleep, curled up like a ball inside the mugs that you've made your home... No more late-night cabbage and pechay snacks either. Tatay doesn't need to wake me up early in the morning anymore because you've magically gotten out of your cage and he can't put you back in because you scratched and bit him - and I was the only one whom you'd accept handling from...

Suddenly, that space in the counter where you're cage used to be in feels a lot more empty than it already is..

I remember everything about you so vividly. Meesa. The memories I have of you are very much alive that the mere thought of how you'd call me, or nibble at my finger, or jump and glide towards me... Everything is too painful to recall, baby.

I'm really, truly sorry if I wasn't able to do anything to stop this accident. I'm sorry if I wasn't able to take care of you better, or if the time I spent with you was not enough. I'm sorry if I didn't run to your aid when you were calling. I'm really, really sorry if I failed you, Meesa.

Don't worry though, we'll see each other again. Just wait for me and Daddy and the rest of your brothers and sisters, okay, babe? It won't be too long until we're together again, so until that time, just keep watching over us, okay, Mees?

I love you.

In memory of Meesa...
(September 5, 2010 - March 26, 2011)

Friday, March 18, 2011

On chocolates

Today's snack was a mixture of Fruit Loops and M&M's. Someone from the office gave us some.

I really love Fruit Loops.

And last Monday, one of our bosses came back from the US and gave us a whole bag of assorted chocolate.

That completely made our day. Until the chocolate was gone, of course.

Oh and I almost forgot. Me and the sister were at Serendra last Wednesday. The mother had dinner with her siblings so me and the sister decided to try this burger restaurant called Chuck's Deli.

I got a pork sandwich called Faking Duck. It tasted like duck rolls, except that it's made with pork, hence the "Faking" in the sandwich's name.

And grape soda. I love you.

I need some grape soda. And yes. This is not about chocolates alone. Lol.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011