Posts

Terrible Pain, Incompetent Government and Wonderful Films

Image
I woke up this morning around 7:30 AM,with a terrible pain on my back, near my left shoulder where I got a pinched nerve (don’t know if the two are connected).      Today, 21st of May, 2020, is the 5th day of Modified Enhanced Communtiy Quarantine (MECQ) and the 66th day since the Luzon-wide lockdown was implemented. It has been more than two months since people were imprisoned in their own homes, and no, the curve isn’t flattening yet. This incompetent government with an incompetent president, it seems, is not capable of doing that. Only a vaccine and a cure can save us, aside from your survival instincts. Wear your mask, stay away (at least six feet) from your fellow human beings, and wash/sanitize your hands any time you touch something suspicious, and suspicious here means virus-contaminated. And if you still can afford not to go out, just stay at home.     Today is also the tenth birthday of my youngest niece.There’s still a lockdown and most people still aren’t allowed to g…

These Are Trying Times (So Lift The Liquor Ban)

Image
These are trying, dangerous, depressing and uncertain times, the possibility of being infected, getting sick and dying in isolation is always there, every time you step out of the house, every time a loved one comes home. And these are the times when even the smallest kindness and act of compassion will go a very long way in soothing fears and anxiety, these are the times when petty personal quarrels and squabbles are set aside, so when someone still chooses to ignore you or block or unfriend you in social media, and doesn’t reply to your text messages or calls, when all you want is a little communication and assurance, it is a testament on how much this someone dislikes you or doesn't care about you and wants you out of their life, and don’t want even the tiniest connection with you. So it’d be better to just leave them be, and unburden them and yourself of additional stress.     *deletes the Messenger message I am currently typing     Anyway, you can still express your conc…

The Freedom To Express Your Anger And Frustrations

Image
"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."
     Today is Friday, 15th of May 2020 and the 60th day of Luzon-wide lockdown, and the cold air smells of suppression.     Three days ago, a male public high school teacher in Zambales was arrested without warrant (no,martial law hasn’t been declared) by NBI after posting on Twitter that he’d give a 50M reward for anyone who could kill President Duterte. Threatening to kill someone (including government officials) is definitely not part of freedom of expression but it was obvious that the post was just a joke (I’m sure the teacher doesn’t have 50M in his bank account and who in his right mind would publicly post a hit job, especially if the would-be victim is the president of the country) and it’s disturbing and perplexing that the authorities took it seriously.    Where’s your sense of humor, NBI? And the world is battling a pandemic, a lot of people are understandably getting really frustr…

Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Huling El Bimbo

Image
Huwag kang matakot na matulog mag-isa
Kasama mo naman ako
Huwag kang matakot na umibig at lumuha
Kasama mo naman ako
Huwag kang matakot na magmukhang tanga
Kasama mo naman ako…


     Today is Monday, 11th of May, 2020 and the 56th day of the Luzon-wide lockdown.      I woke up at around 8:30 PM and had sugarless black coffee, pan de sal with corned beef and sunlight for breakfast, then did some exercises at around 10:30 AM.     We had ginisang upo for lunch.     Last night, I finished the last (seventh with 13 episodes) season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine ( a comedy show about bumbling cops), and now, I don’t know what I should do. The show is one of my few sources of laughs and happiness (aside from my family, my niblings, Netflix, socmed photos of my pretty beloved, YouTube, okay, I actually got quite a lot of source of happiness) this lockdown era, and now it’s over, and I feel abandoned, I feel more deserted than when a girlfriend of mine then ran away with a married man. Anyway, the good …

A Grateful Train Of Thoughts And The COVID-19

Image

Fallible Human Beings In Love

Image