Monday, August 30, 2010

BUSSED

I have gone to liking my rekindled preference for public utility buses when:
  • 42 died when an Eso Nice bus bound for San Fernando, La Union lost its brakes and fell into a ravine in Sablan, Benguet (dateline August 18, 2010);
  • 2009 Binibining Pilipinas-International Melody Gersbach and 2 others died when their car was rammed by a Guevarra bus in Bula, Camarines Sur (dateline August 21, 2010);
  • 9 were killed after a dismissed police officer hijacked a tourist bus and the police botched their attempted rescue operation in Manila (dateline August 23, 2010);
  • 4 were killed when armed men posing as police/military personnel flagged down a Rural Transit bus bound for Pagadian City in Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte (dateline August 26, 2010);
  • 5 died when a Manila-bound Cul Bus Transportation bus lost its breaks and fell into a creek in Pagbilao, Quezon (dateline August 29, 2010);
But I’ve got no choice but to ride the bus because (1) I don’t plan to hire anymore drivers lest they turn out to be ungrateful too, (2) I need to save money so that paltry operating fund I subsist will tide me over, and (3) I have to cut down my carbon footprint to live up being a climate change advocate.


Photo grabbed from Google images.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

ISANG SABADO SA BUHAY NI BERTONG LANGIS




Pero bago naganap ang mga nasa itaas ay heto ang eksena ng aking umaga: naglinis muna ng bakuran (5-6 am), nagluto ng almusal (6-7 am), at tumulong sa paglalaba (8-10 am).

At naganap lahat ng nasa itaas, mga tradisyunal na alcohol trap, na hindi ako tumikim ng kahit isang patak ng alak.

Ang bait-bait ko ngayon!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

KEYSTONE COPS



Photos grabbed from Google images.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

MALAPIT NA!


The back cover reads:

For the first time ever, some of the best Filipino writers recall, cry, decry, metamorphosize, giant robotize, love and Skylab, imagine, re-imagine, televise, sport dance, odify, audify, analyze, saint patronize, assassinate, color (orange), underwear commercialize, monsterize, pornify, necrophilize, shadow box and guava jam with themselves, their friends, their generation and THE LIFE under President Ferdinand Marcos. Mondo Marcos features the fiction, essays amd poems of:

Paula Angeles
Cesar Ruiz Aquino
Oca Atadero
Robert JA Basilio Jr.
SHUBERT L. CIENCIA
Frank Cimatu
Johannis Fernandez
Vince Gotera
David Peter Jose J. Hontiveros
Luisa A. Igloria
Cyan Abad-Jugo
R. Zamora Linmark
Martin Masadao
Apol Lejano-Massebleau
Gabe Mercado
Wilfredo O. Pascual Jr.
BJ Patino
Padmapani Perez
Pete Rajon
Ige Ramos
Sandra Nicole Roldan
Grace Celeste Subido
Eileen Tablos

Bear with me my friends. I’ve never been into something this big, creative writing-wise. :-D