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Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Christmas has always been my favorite season of the year. I specifically look forward to seeing bright, colorful lights on different areas looking all dainty and bright as if they are all in for a tight tight competition. I am also excited to how the weather changes, though it was not felt that much this year. Simbang gabi has always been my frustration. Old folks say that completion of this nine consecutive mornings ( without excuses or negotiations, it should be straight 9.Strictly.) entitles you to one wish that has 99% possibility of coming into reality. ( fairness it is, we leave 1% room for you to doubt.) I am proud to brag that I have once, completed a winning simbang gabi streak .( now, did my wish come true? that I cant remember.)
Now, we all know that Christmas season has never been complete without the temp-me-I'm delicious-who cares about your diet-food. Yes, food it is. I had my share of splurging over it of course. Now don't go looking at me as if you did not do the same, you mustard!
And as they say, Christmas is a season to give, get bank account zeroed, your mind boggled with stuffs to give to people asking or not asking for it. Gifts are flowing. Divisoria, Greenhills and some fab mall if your moneyed and choosy. Now, I always believe in the virtue of giving more than receiving.( Actually, I only started believing in this when I started earning money to support the belief.)
here are the people who received my oozing generosity!
alexis bledel : all my love, my eyes and my loyalty.
chico and delamar: my renewed pledge of being a 5-year rusher.
my mom: waking her up and ask her to have tea with me when i Know that she barely catches the urge to sleep. peace mama. this plus some cash of course.
my tatay: a secret phone call and report that my brother is not growing any better and that mom remains loyal as ever.
my three old maid titas: oppppz, i give them my support and prayers that its never late for love. yeah never.
my rich sister: the sisterhood of the travelling pants dvd + my encouragement for her to diminish her flabs.
my mom sister: some cash and renewing our partnership of mocking our youngest brother. the brother who wont receive anything from me.
my nephews: cuddly pillows to induce them to fast sleep and avoid quarrels with them on tv when their at home.
my noisy,filthy,chismosa neighbor: my out pour of love filled with looks of a constipated tiger and someone who never experienced passing out gas in his or her entire life.
TO THE BIG GUY UP THERE: happy birthday sir and i promise you more prayers and time and obedience.
Christmas can pass without all the gifts and cliches but it sure will be celebrated better if we have the heart to give and be happy for the happiness of others.
Cheers you guys!!!!
Friday, December 7, 2007
Just this year, two of my greatest bands on the "d" list went here in the Philippines- Switchfoot and Fall out boy. Today, Vertical Horizon will perform live at the Araneta with Rivermaya as front act. I will not be able to watch this act just like I missed the scenes of FOB and Switchfoot. What are the reasons for me missing out? you may ask. Well, time is one. You know, I'm a working now and I'm no longer enjoying the luxury of being a student whereas you can take a time off the class anytime you want. Another reason is the economy. You know that time when you check your resources and you found your pocket screaming towards you saying "you ain't got enough for your facial so you cant buy that FOB ticket! youdamnit!"Another reason why i was absent in that fall out boy concert is because my bff April who works in a media company who sponsored the concert, ignored the F R E E tickets just because she doesn't even know the band actually exist( yeah you may ask where on earth is she, but its blunt real, she does not know that Fall out boy is a singing band, and same thing happened with switchfoot.) But, don't get me wrong now, I'm not saying these to put a bad face on my friend. Its not like that. All of these reasons why I missed these concerts are all because of my own circumstances, of course. I am a fan but I don't have their Cd's, not one of it. I am a fan but I don't know every word of their songs. I am a fan but i don't really loosen up and dance or sing crazy when I hear them on the radio. I am still a big fan, because I believe in their talent and I believe in their purpose. I am still a fan because I relate to their messages. And I am still a fan because I find myself looking afar when I listen to them intimately. Call me one-big-bad-fan, but I think that It is such a cliche to see people dressing up and acting like their Idol. Its way to much to keep your idol's poster in your room, all sealed with double covers and guarded by a high-sounding alarm. I am not saying that its wrong to be die hard. All that I'm saying is that I wont subscribe to that practise. I know no cliche, and I wont believe to any of it.
All hail for FOB, Switchfoot and Vertical Horizon!
And still cheers to the local acts and bands!