Friday, March 31, 2006

Could he be the One?

Last week, there is this guy who's been texting Junie and eventually, my good friend played cupid and set me up for a 'date' with this mysterious guy. I told Junie that maybe, he is not really into me and he is just making an excuse to see me because I am going to be with pretty boy Junie. *LOL* Still, out of curiosity, we (as in...because I won't be going if he will not accompany me...and besides, I don't want it to look like a date so if Junie is with me, then it will look like a get together or something) set up a plan to meet him. Unfortunately, something came up. The meeting was cancelled.

Too bad I'm all dressed up and even saved a chocolate flavored something in my pocket just in case.

I told him--Junie that the mysterious guys is not a kawalan. However, after a couple of minutes of deliberation and impulsiveness...I started acting crazy and wanted to meet in now na! Could it be that he is the one? Then hindi ko nabigyan ng chance? Hay!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Ella's New Diary

Dear Diary,

Mommy bought me a new shoes today. It was the nicest shoes I saw in the mall and she bought it for me. She said that it was my gift since I got good grades last year and for receiving a medal last graduation. I was in the top ten of my class but I don’t know if it matters anymore. Tomorrow, a new day and my first day in high school…

“Ella…Ella, dinner is ready,”. She was in her room filling the pages of her diary when her mommy Clarisse called her. She acted like she didn’t hear anything and continued to stare at the crisp pages of her new diary. She felt that the words in her first entry was not making any sense. She was trying to figure out the proper adjective to best describe what she felt, until her mother called her again.

“Alright mom!” She said and left her diary in the study table. Before going out of the room, she glanced at her new school uniform, new bag and new notebooks. She sighed.
Everything was new, even her school. She took one slow step after the other until she reached the kitchen where her mother was busy preparing for dinner.

“Mommy, what’s for dinner?” she asked eventhough from the smell of it, she knew that her mother cooked her favorite tinolang manok.

“What else?” said her motherand asked her if she was excited to go to her new school. Ella just frowned.

“O? Why do you look so sad?” asked her mother who was setting the table. Ella slumped in the chair next to her and sighed.

“What’s the matter? You can tell me,” said her mother. She just smiled but kept her silence until she finally gave in after her mother’s coaxing.

“Mom…I’m afraid,” she said softly and a tear trickled down her face. Aleng Clarisse gave Ella’s hand a reassuring squeeze but she cried even more.

“I know how you feel…If I were you, I will feel the same,” said her mother which surprised Ella. Was I supposed to hear words of encouragement? Was she supposed to tell me that everything’s going to be alright, that I would meet new friends?

“But mom…you have no idea,” she said in between sobs.

“You know the reason why we are here…we already talked about it, right?” said her mother. Ella looked at her. It’s unfair…we should have stayed at our old house, I should be in my my old school and be with my friends, she thought. But Ella knew she could not blame her parents. Her father worked hard to get that promotion and she knew that her father was doing it for her. How could she be so selfish…how could she be so ungrateful, she thought.

“Clarisse…Ella, where are you?” she heard her father calling and the rushed footsteps nearing the kitchen. After a few steps, Mang Anton’s frame emerged with a box of cake and a can of ice cream. He was all smiles and Ella could almost see the twinkle in his father’s eyes.

“Ah, my queen and my princess,” her father exclaimed. The excitement were all over his voice as he told Ella and her mother his new office and the surprise that the head office gave him. As a newly promoted manager in the provincial area, his father was given a new car and a big bonus.

“So, how is my princess?” her father playfully rumpled her hair eventhough knew how she hates it.

“I’m okay dad…I’m so happy for you,” she said. Her mother gave her a cake topped with ice cream, a combination she could not resist. She was happy eating her favorite dessert and more than happy to see her parents show their affection in front of her.

Dear Diary,

I missed my friends in our old neighborhood. I missed my old school. I missed our old house, the nearby church, nearby park and my favorite tree in our backyard. But I know that eventhough I will terribly miss a lot of things in our old hometown, I know that everything is going to be alright. I am with my loving mother and a great father. He had given me everything and this little sacrifice was nothing compared to the sacrifices he made.

Before turning the lights off in her bedside table, she looked at her new shoes, new bag, new notebooks and new uniforms one last time and she smiled.

Friday, March 17, 2006

The Feisty Cat in the Hat

This feisty cat has been in the hat for quite some time. She's been crawling and scratching her way out of the unwanted hat hoping to see what's in store for her outside. One day, she accidentally tipped the balance and out she went. Outside, she met this other cat who is enjoying his laid back life.

This laid back cat seems fiery enough to meet the gaze of the feisty one and they decided to make a pact. They laughed, they scratched, they visited the nook and crevices of the hard worn life. They shared incredulous stories and giggled at the silliest cracks.

One day, the feisty cat proposed that they catch a nice big mouse and share it equally. They laughed, they cracked stories and even shared dreams of making it hitting the big catch. So, they planned and feasted for the big plan until they were sober enough to crawl their way back to the dingy Metro.

A day before the big hunt, the laid back cat suddenly caught the feisty one by surprise. The laid back cat told the feisty cat that he was backing out in catching the big mouse.

"I am afraid of the mouse," said the laid back cat.

The feisty cat was taken aback. "How come? You're a cat and you shouldn't be afraid of some mouse," she said. But the laid back cat cried and cried.

"I am afraid of the mouse. It's icky and yucky and it's coat is black. I don't want my white fur to be spoiled by some mouse," he purred.

The feisty cat said, "How come? You're a cat...and besides, you already agreed and we've been planning this for a long time."

"I'm really afraid of the mouse. I don't want to take risk and explore the nook and crevices of the dingy streets." he wailed.

"How come? We already feasted and planned for the big catch," she said. But the laid back cat purred and cried and the feisty one turned to her side and said Fuck! Still, the feisty cat could not do anything but sigh.

"Okay, I will ask my other feisty feline friend to accompany me to the big hunt."

It was a good thing, the other feisty female feline agreed and they purred and scratched their way to the big catch. They ventured and even sacrificed a tail and an eye for the dangerous hunt in the nook and crevices of the unchartered jungle. Until an unfortunate event happened to the male feline partner of the other feisty cat. This left the feisty cat alone and with all her wits and courage, scratched and purred her way to trap the big mouse.

A day before she went back, the feisty cat was even fiercer when she heard nothing from the laid back cat. The laid back cat promised her of some small catch upon her return, however, she heard nothing from the laid back cat.

Two days went by, when the feisty cat still recieved no news from the laid back feline. She meowed and screetched and even howled and after three days, her meowing was answered. The laid back cat fresh from his laid back life went to party with her and the rest of the pack.

The feisty one was waiting for a word from the laid back one but she got none.

After a couple of days or so, they planned and acted like nothing happened. They still purred and meowed and drunk for the big catch. However, the feosty cat was left in cleaning the catch while the laid back one waited to be served.

"Can you help me clean this catch?" asked the feisty cat.

"I can't...I don't have wheels to see the catch," he said.

"Okay, but I really need your help. I will send you wheels if you want," she said.

"Okay," he purred and this made the feisty cat happy.

However, after an hour or so, the laid back cat arrived and said, "I can't stay that long, I have to buy some mice for the other cat," he said.

The feisty cat was caught in a big disappointment but she could not say no. She asked the laid back cat on how he could help her if he was leaving so soon. He said, "I will bring some of the catch and send it via courier if you wish."

He purred and meowed until the feisty one agreed.

After two days, they delivered the big catch to the gods for offering hoping to get a bigger catch. However, their prayers were not granted and they went home purring and moewing.

"They need to give us the bigger catch. It's unfair," said the laid back cat.

"We need to wait. The gods will grants us some luck," she replied.

He purred and meowed and demanded for luck. The feisty one purred and meowed and told him to stop.

to be continued

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

life is sweet

Been beating deadlines as usual. I'm done with one and one more to go for today before five. At six, need to be at La Salle to return book and at six thirty, I will meet Owen at Baclaran for our Wednesday church date. SIGH. Even before my week starts, I can't seem to find enough time to compress all the things that needed to be done. Masakit sa ulo but masaya.

Monday, March 13, 2006


Today was another crazy day like my day before yesterday and the day before that. Infact, I could not even remember the last time my day became sane... save for this moment when I saw Althea's gorgeous blog design for sweet moi. It took us almost an hour of the burning lines before we could finally come up with a final design. The bloody samurai swet girl like the one you saw now. Har! Har!

Anyway, just to make my day sane, like my day before yesterday, I will engage in a good conversation with Mr. San Might Light later together with my beer buddies. Ciao!