Since Valentine's Day is just around the corner, here's a short poem (by Anna Peters) I found floating in my Facebook News Feed yesterday. I learned that it's quite popular in the Internet and it's a well-deserved popularity. It's lovely and lovelorn, and quite memorable, and will remind you of the beautiful poems of Lang Leav.
Wait, it's Christmas, not Valentine's Day, which is just around the corner.
I got out of the house at noon to go to
an office complete with a red umbrella, a jacket and a peanut nougat bar in my
pocket, the only thing lacking was the reason I got out of the house— the documents I needed
to deposit at the office. I went back to the house—I had already walked several
blocks— grabbed the precious documents, braved the rain once again and boarded
a passenger jeepney.
While inside the jeepney, the woman beside me was
blatantly lying to someone she was talking to on her cell phone. “It’s a verrrry slow-moving traffic here, we’ve
been stuck on the same spot for thirty minutes,” she claimed while the vehicle
we were in was fairly moving “And oh, the rain was so heavy and (she mentioned
a name) has fallen asleep beside me,” she said. But she was alone and it was
just a drizzle. I subtly moved away from her.
Then, while she continued to lie, a very old woman,
who was probably already 342 years old, okay, she’s a lot younger than that but
I was almost certain that she’s more than a hundred years old, boarded the jeepney alone. She looked so fragile that we,
her co-passengers, were worried that she’d shatter every time she moved and she
strangely kept moving from seat to seat.
I alighted from the jeepney and climbed onto an LRT
station, bought a ticket and repeatedly and exasperatedly swiped it but the
goddamned turnstile just wouldn’t open. I kept on swiping the ticket, with the
queue behind me getting longer until someone pointed out to me that I was
swiping the ticket on the wrong part of the machine—too embarrassing, yes and I
was at that station at least once a week.
I finally got in and the train was already arriving
when I noticed that I was standing too close to the edge of the platform and
was in danger of being hit by the train. Fortunately, I was able to step back
in time, boarded the train in one piece and reached the office alive.
I got out after a few hours, boarded a jeepney again
and while fighting the urge to doze off, The Monkees’ “I'm A Believer” started
to play in the vehicle’s crappy stereo.
On November 11, 2016, The Early Years 1965-1972, Pink Floyd’s massive 27-disc box set that includes unreleased
outtakes and demos, TV appearance, performance, interviews, three films, and 20
unreleased songs will be released. This is a news that will definitely send the
fans jumping for joy—until we realize that it’s too pricey for its US$550 price
Anyway, the box set includes this
previously unreleased video for Green Is The Colour, a song—a love song to an island— written for the
film More. And what can I say? The video is as lovely and as sweet as
the song. Seeing Pink Floyd (with Waters in it) performing live is always a delight.
Green Is The Colour
Heavy hung the canopy of blue
Shade my eyes and I can see you
White is the light that shines through the dress that you wore
She lay in the shadow of the wave
Hazy were the visions of her playing
Sunlight on her eyes but moonshine made her cry every time
Green is the color of her kind
Quickness of the eye deceives the mind
Envy is the bond between the hopeful and the damned
Today is a scary day because
ghosts, they say, are roaming the streets, entering the houses and are trying
to see what’s up and what’s new with the living. Some will tap you on your shoulder, others will just sit quietly beside you and watch TV with you.
That's not scary enough ? You want this day to be a little scarier? Try watching (or rewatching) these great horror films that are
really scary, horror films that will not only have you on the edge of your seat
but will literally knock you off your chair:
1. The Conjuring (2013): Based on true events, two paranormal investigators (husband and wife), help a family
that is being terrorized by a dark presence in their house. Don’t watch this film alone and make sure the
lights are on.
2. The Ring (2002) : A journalist
investigates a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone who
watches it.Most jump scare tactics don’t
work on me but when Sadako crawled out of that TV, I literally jumped from my
seat and hid underneath it. I only came out when the movie had finished.
3. The Sixth Sense (1999) : A boy
who sees dead people seeks the help of a child psychologist.Our jaws all dropped when the twist about the
child psychologist was revealed.
4. The Others (2001) : A woman is
convinced that the old house she’s living in with her family is haunted.
WatchingNicole Kidman’s pretty face in
any movie is already worth the ticket price, but in this movie, she will creep you
5. The Descent (2005) :
Spelunkers get trapped in a cave and are stalked and hunted by monstrous
predators. Low budget movie that offers plenty of scares.
And finally, here’s an out of
place but timely reminder for the occasion I found haunting the Internet.
Never wait until it’s too late to
express your love.
Photo above reappeared today at my Facebook newsfeed. I
posted it exactly four years ago. Time flies, indeed. The event was the 8th
Komikon held at Bayanihan Center, Unilab Compund in Pasig City, on October 27, 2012.People at the photo were, at that time, Black
Ink Comics artists. Third guy from left is Filipino artist extraordinaire Randy
Valiente and the pretty lady beside him is the editor of Black Ink Comics. I can’t
remember the identity of the other two guys with them. This was the time when Black Ink Comics still published
traditional comic books, now, they’re focused on manga.
Here's Black Ink's Facebook page, you can find their works and artists here: Black Ink Comics.
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I love to write words that are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup,
which slither while they pass and slip away across the universe while
pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my open mind,
possessing and caressing me.
Jai guru de va om. Yes,
nothing's gonna change my world.