Monday, February 05, 2007

Mundong Malupit

Kailan Ka Ba?

Sugarfree / Tala-Arawan

Duda ang aking kasama, at sabay kami
sa aming pag-iisa
Meron akong matagal nang hinahanap
at ang takot ko’y di sya mahagilap

Dumaan na ba siya?
Di ko lang napuna?
Ilang gabi pang laman ng isip?
Ilang araw pang magtatanong?

Kung sino? Nasa'n? Kailan ka ba?
Darating at ako ay sagipin
Sa mundong malupit, at naiinip
Sino? Nasa'n? Kailan ka ba?

Walang silbi sa akin ang gabi
Di makatulog sa kahihintay sa 'yo
Kung ika’y dumating, kailangang tanggapin
Na baka di ka naman maging akin

[repeat refrain and chorus]

Sino ka man dumating ka na please
Sino ka man dumating ka na please
Sino? Nasa'n? Kailan?


This is dedicated to the obvious. And also to a response from prospective grad schools. Haha

Special shoutout to Prof Bea ("Sino sa inyo ang nakaka-relate dito?") and Ablir (This, too, shall pass.).

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Torotot Moments

K-Ann and I were neck-deep in our grad school sessions when we happened by the site of the University of Pittsburgh. There we saw

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Me: K-Ann, this picture is giving me lewd thoughts.
K-Ann: Haha. Akala ko sasabihin mo, "deep thoughts."
Me: Uh-huh.

A bit of silence.

Me: Ayaw mo bang mag-aral sa UPitts kung siya ang tutugtog ng torotot mo?


Both: Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha


I was uploading the BSB song All I Have To Give to K-Ann's iTunes.

Me: Ay! Wag mong tingnan, nakakahiya... Guilty pleasure ko yang kantang yan eh.
K-Ann (looking into the screen): Ah, yan. Ah... eh... may album ako niyan eh.
Me: *falls off seat*


At about 11:30 PM last night I sat waiting in front of our village for a tricycle ride. Besides me, there was an empty tricycle (with no sign of the driver anywhere) and another guy waiting. Suddenly, Miss Nursing Student comes out of nowhere and addresses me, "Manong, ba-biyahe po kayo?" while pointing to the empty trike.


So, anyway, I give her my best Lynette Scavo incredulous look. Sometime in the next two seconds she realizes her mistake and whispers a hurried apology. I tell myself I really should work on getting home early.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Back, For A Bit

Hello. Back after one-sixth of a year, approximately.

You would expect that after a hiatus of that length I'd go into a lengthy discussion about what I did, the places I saw, the people I met... but I won't.

Hahahaha. What I've really been doing is focusing on my grad school application. I started with about 25 schools in mind, and now I'm down to seven or eight. The process of elimination was really hard. I had to consider programs, location, difficulty of getting in, etc etc etc. Anyway, just last week I took the GRE and the TOEFL within 48 hours of each other. Ganun ako eh, gusto kong patayin ang sarili ko. Haha. The two weeks leading to that was the worst. I crammed verbal and quantitative reviews and got two to three hours of sleep a night. I was aided only by coffee--which I suspect would hold its shape even without the mug, it was so strong. The next step would be getting recommendation letters and writing my statement of purpose, you know, once I figure out what that is.

The TOEFL was way easier, but I think I messed up the speaking part. I am bound by oath not to reveal the test questions, but they were really easy... pero nakakakaba talaga. At the end of each speaking task I couldn't stop myself from saying "crap!" Sana talaga di na-record yun. Hahahaha.

And then, of course, there was Milenyo. We're so lucky we didn't sustain too much damage, although floodwater did get into our first floor. My dad had to relocate our car to a higher spot, so my sister and I were left alone. When the water started to rise really fast, we panicked and started to carry some appliances to the second floor. We had a little trouble relocating the TV because it was big and heavy and had about a thousand cables attached to it. At one point I was sitting in the sofa carrying the TV in my lap while Ate removed the cables--with our feet soaking in murky water. It's so cinematic.

I was suddenly transported to my childhood when my lola found my sister and me in a distressing position. I had the TV on my lap, and I was on my sister's lap. We were fighting over which channel to watch, and the TV set fell on me. It was the early 80s; I think there were no remote controls back then, and the channel switch was of the dial type.

Sorry for the random thoughts.

Monday, August 14, 2006

And Here Is Where... 3

May part three pa 'to? Ayyyy.

Karen, Will, Grace and Jack. I don't think I will ever love an ensemble this much again.

Friday, August 11, 2006

And Here Is Where... 2

Jal, new drummer Kaka, and Ebe. Fun names.

Jal, Mitch, and Ebe. This is the best picture I took of the whole set.

Bye, Mitch. Or, as we say in Tagalog, siraulo-ka-bakit-ka-aalis?!? Haha. Just kidding.

Those are from my camera. Bea and I have this amazing shot in hers; I'm still waiting for her to send it to me. Waiting. For her. To send it. To me. Soon. Hopefully. Heehee. Peace tayo, Beatriz. All for now. For more of their non-fattening sweetness, visit the Sugarfree mailing list.

Btw, this is the first time I used the Add Image tool in Blogger. I used to upload first in Photobucket. This is waaaaay easier.