Tuesday, August 24, 2010 10 comments

point blank

“Acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgement of the facts of a situation. Then deciding what you're going to do about it." - Kathleen Casey Theisen

lately, i have caught myself fondly saying “che” among close friends. all thanks to kuya darc. :p

a very close friend of mine noticed this and asked me not do it because she is not used to hearing me say something “gay”. all in a nice way, of course. it’s what keeps me different, she said.

suddenly, i remembered an im conversation we had a couple months back.

i remember asking her how she would feel if i’ll introduce my would-be-boyfriend (and at that time imaginary) to her. i’ve noticed that she somehow feels uneasy whenever i start up a conversation that pertains to me being gay.

all she said was she would be really happy for me but it would not be something she would be totally comfortable with. because “... it’s not within my values and morals...”.

that made me really sad. i never expected to hear that from her. but in all fairness to her, i admire her honesty. it made me appreciate her more as my friend.

i’m just hoping that someday when i ask her the same question again, it will be the answer that i would love to hear.
Thursday, August 19, 2010 3 comments

message to the magicians

“A sly rogue is often in good dress” – Anonymous

how dare you?!

how dare you belittle me.

i may be meek and quiet but i am not dumb as you may think i am.

i may look naive and innocent.

but believe me, i know a lot.

just you wait.

this silent volcano will spew burning lava that will scald you down!

don’t you underestimate me.

i am observing.

i am thinking.

i am plotting.


like a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 2 comments

the twin pt. 2

“Soulmates are people who bring out the best in you. They are not perfect but are always perfect for you.” – Author Unknown

and i always thank the heavens

that we found each other.


“i’m so glad i found you
i love being around you
you make it easy
it’s as easy as 1-2-1-2-3-4
there’s only one thing to do
three words
for you”

-1234 (plain white t's)

Sunday, August 8, 2010 6 comments


"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in." - Robert Frost

it’s that time of the year again.

that distinct stench will once again reign the city.

at every corner of every street.

those noticeable thorny shells piled up.

people flocking.

enjoying and feasting.

it’s durian season again!

i am a proud dabawenyo. but, if there’s one thing un-dabawenyo about me is that i never really liked durian.

the mushy texture. the bitter taste. and oh did i mention the smell?! ack!


the presence of fruits (not just durian) in the city signals the kadayawan festival. celebrated every third week of august, the kadayawan festival is a thanksgiving to the gods for the bountiful harvest that the city has received. the kadayawan festival also recognizes the contribution of the city's 10 indigenous tribe in the preservation of the city’s cultural heritage and synergizing the indigenous traditions with the modern society. it is a time when the multi-culturalism that makes davao city a melting pot of different ethnic background is best highlighted.

this year, the kadayawan festival will be held from august 16 – 22, 2010. it also coincides with the indigenous people’s day, which falls every third Friday of august.

which also means, august 20 is a holiday in davao! yippee!

Friday, August 6, 2010 4 comments


"Battle is an orgy of disorder." - George S. Patton


a child of history.

a kikay celebrity in the limelight.

a meek and mild errand boy.

eradicate connections.

own pool of council.

verify loyalties.

a snake pit.

heart pumping.

space out.


over japanese food.

heart still pumping.

what have i gotten myself into?

i did not sign up for this.
Monday, August 2, 2010 10 comments


“Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.” - Epictetus

how many times do we get to have first impressions?

i’d say in this world, more than once. in my experience, about twice or thrice.

when i started blog reading last year, i have always had a sort of mental image of how bloggers look and how they are in real life. that’s mostly based on what and how they write. sometimes i base it on their profile image. i pictured one as being short, stocky and witty. the other one tall, athletic and serious. another matured, wise and geeky looking. or maybe lanky and sarcastic. sometimes i let my imagination run wild on how i think they would be like in person.

but then, when i started writing and had the courage to connect with some of the bloggers i’ve met here, these impressions changed. from im, text and phone calls. perceptions of people actually change once the interaction with them gets, well, interactive. the way they speak, the sound and tone of their voices change the impression that i had when i was only reading them.

the most interesting part though is when i actually got to personally meet some of the people i’ve come to know here. i realized how different they are from their online personas. different in a sense that i got to see a larger part of their personality and their being. and it’s nice to say that some i got to keep as friends, offline. which is good actually because the very reason i started writing here was not only to express my thoughts, but also, to expand my network of people.

so far, despite the different and changing first impressions i’ve had with the people here, i could say all of these were good. people here are a wonderful mix. some quirky, some typical but all are amazing.