Teflon

Teflon

NOVEMBER 30, 2008

at ngayon naisakatuparan ko nang ayusin ang sirang gate valve ng inidoro sa banyo ng tatay ko. sa sandaling ito, kampante ako na wala ni katiting na tagas sa mga gripo, tubo at iba pang daanan ng tubig sa aming bahay. napakasarap ng pakiramdam, animo’y sugat na tumigil sa pagdugo, naninibughong damdaming nakahinga sa haplos ng minamahal.

may isang linggo rin bago ko napaglaanan ng oras dahil sa tawag ng kabuhayan at mga proyektong may panganko ng isang masaganang pasko. pero hindi na ako ganun kasigasig, di tulad noong nakaraang pasko. pinangako ko sa sarili ko hindi ko na lulunurin ang sarili ko sa trabaho, at maging kasangkapan ng amo. sadyang nakakasilaw ang yamang dala ng isang magandang trabaho, at magandang reputasyon sa publiko. ngunit paglubog ng araw, sa mga simpleng bagay, tulad ng oras kasama ang pamilya o simpleng salo salo kasama ang mga kaibigan makikita ang tunay na ligaya.

gagawin ko ang lahat pati ang thesis mo…

maliit na bagay lang kung iisipin – ang aking suliranin. sa panahong kasalukuyan, sa mundong nagmamadali at tila laging kinakapos sa oras, ako ay mistulang mangingisda sa gitna ng karagatan. sa gabay ng silaw, naghahanap ng malaking huli at hindi alintana ang pagtakipsilim. ayos lang sana kung malaki ang dalang bangka, kaso hindi. tila hindi na ako makakarating sa dalampasigan dahil sa kakatitig sa yaman ng dagat. hindi sinusunod ng sagwan ang aking kamay, nasa bingit na ang aking lakas, isang gabi nanaman akong matutulog sa gitna ng dagat.

Aircon and Obama

Aircon and Obama

NOVEMBER 4, 2008

Aircon and Obama

What a historical day today, for me and Obama. After 24 years I finally had my room installed with an air conditioning unit, courtesy of my parents of course. For Obama, his election as the first black president of America will earn a notable place in history, consuming one or two pages of history books plus another page if it includes a picture of him with his vice-president. I’ll bet my bottom peso that someone from Hollywood would decide to make a film about his triumphant battle against “Mad-dog” McCain, making it the inspirational movie for that year. And for all of us a win situation, the looming threat of having two retards, McCain and Plain in the White House is finally over. Matt Damon can breathe easy, now that Palin’s view over dinosaurs that existed thousands of years ago doesn’t matter. This calls for a celebration, doesn’t it? Whatever may be your intention, it’s your decision.

I lost my wallet to a pick-pocket last Friday, and my life with it. Whoever took my wallet, I hope you really needed the money. I admire your skills but it would be better if you could apply them in a creative way.  With those stealthy hands of yours you can win a Naruto seal contest at a cosplay.

Thank you for all the support I’m getting on ebay.ph!

Torla Santos

Torla Santos

NOVEMBER 1, 2008

It came at the most unexpected time, like heavy rain on a sunny day. Just when everything is all set suddenly something unthinkable happens. The worst part is I am left powerless, unable to do something about it.  I sat in my chair wondering about it, a Friday evening with a missing wallet plus an early morning trip to the province the following day. The network monitor is going haywire, the first since I entered this job. Funny how your surroundings seem to be the one to mourning for your lost. Damn.