Monday, March 24, 2008

She Has An Issue

I didn't have internet connection during the weekend.
I rained cows and horses.
The weather was and still is awful.
I couldn't call the family or him because the connection sucked, too.
I was bored to my ass but my niece's pictures helped me survive the ordeal.

I wee wee on my suit!

Thank God, everything is back to normal.
One thing I learned after being deprived of any online communication:
It sure is great to scream once in a while.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

All Ye Sinners: Repent!

The religious community is observing the Lenten week: the sinners repent; the holies reflect. It's the time of the year when the Catholics, Christians and religious fanatics alike ponder on the death of Jesus Christ -- the purpose of his sufferings and salvation of mankind's sins.

I, for one, would like to ask forgiveness for all the vanities that I have brought forth in this world. I know I am no saint, no matter how much I try to perform some little miraculous deeds everyday. God knows I strive to make a difference each day, in His name, although those selfless acts seemed to be mindless at times. May God have mercy on me.

Befittingly, allow me to share this video showcasing how devout Catholics in the Philippines observe the Lenten season.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Karma is a Bitch

A friend in myspace is bitching about karma. I decided to write a poem in his honor. Wonder if he's going to delete me from his list... like I care.

karma is a toothless witch
that hexes you in the butt
hits you with a bladed whip
makin' you feel like a twat
if you cry and gripe like a boar
karma will be back for more...

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Baby Has Spoken

Sister finally posted Denise's official pictures in her multiply site. I took the liberty of expressing what I believe are the unspoken words of the two week old infant.
Denise 3
Denise 4
Denise 5
Me ezz poo...

No more visits plezz!
Denise 1

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Coming of Age

I woke up mushy today. Call it end of winter blues? Maybe... I don't know.

What I know is that I got a very touchy message from my brother Frederick, next to the youngest. He will be turning 31 on the 23rd. As a birthday gift for himself, I was quite sure that with the cellphone mania going among Filipinos, this brother would have nothing in the world but a brand new one. It was expected anyway. Who in their single earning life wouldn't want a spanking kick-ass new phone, especially in the Philippines?

I was surprised to read that he bought Mother a new phone instead.

He wrote that Mom had always wanted a new phone, so he decided to buy her one. He probably got tired of hearing her whine all the time when the dang phone magically turns itself off every after few minutes. Or she must be throwing hints here and there, so to stop the walls from screaming back at Nanay, he just granted her wish.

Knowing my little brother, I am sure he just wanted to please the woman, to make up for those times that he gave her unbearable headaches. And I am so proud of my little brother. He indeed has come of age.

Gone are the days when he was considered as the black sheep of the family: giving the folks antsy moments with the pranks he constantly pulls back then. He has no idea how much I cry whenever I hear about his misdemeanors. I felt like a failure as the eldest in the family.

Tonight, he made me cry again... this time... the tears are of joy, of pride. He will always be my baby brother, the one I thought I'd be taking care of for the rest of his screwed up life. I must have underestimated my brother, for these days, he's taking great care of my son for me -- providing Rue the fatherly love that he needs -- and some guitar lessons to boot.

My little brother had finally grown up... And it's about time!

Sunday, March 02, 2008

New Baby on the Block

Meet Denise, my newest niece. She was born on the 22nd of February to proud parents Len and Hakan.

We had a conference chat this afternoon and she was a sight to behold. As if knowing that everyone's talking about her, she would give us a sample of her killer smile from time to time.

Can't wait for her to grow up and go shopping with me.