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Drew & Iya

January 31st, 2014 No comments

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DREW ARELLANO and IYA VILLANIA

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WORDS BURST IN YOUR ESSENCE & you carry their dust in the pores of your ethereal individuality.

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You aren’t miracles. Or flowers.
You are some sweet boy with a good smile and a shaky heart.
Come kiss me.

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Im in love with the miracle of your body beside my body.

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SHE STOOD OVER ME,
AN EMPIRE OF FLESH,
AND I,
A POOR ACOLYTE,
WORSHIPPING HER NAKED BEAUTY

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Her sentences were icebergs,
with just the tip of her thought coming
out of her mouth,which i was starting to think
was more and more
beautiful the longer i looked at her.

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I WISH I WASN’T A GIRL WHO NEEDED SO MUCH
but a little free creature that slept in deserts

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and ran on clouds and lived on lilies

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I DON’T WANNA BE YOUR FRIEND, I WANNA KISS YOUR NECK.

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She would buy magic every day of the week.

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Love me, that face said.

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?  Put your hands on my knees, and think of me as a book you’ve been dying to read. ?

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A kind of light spread out from her.
and everything changed colour.
and the world opened out
and a day was good to awaken to

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When I turn around, he cups my
face in his hands and he kisses me so
deeply that I don’t know who is
breathing for who,

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but his mouth
and tongue taste like warm honey.
I don’t know how long it lasts,
but when I let go of him,
I miss it already

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I SEE YOU IN COLORS THAT DON’T EXIST.

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IT WAS THE STRAYING that found the PATH.

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IT IS AS THOUGH HER LIGHTNESS PULLS HER TOWARD HEAVEN,

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BUT THE EXTRA GRAVITY AROUND HER KEEPS HER EARTHBOUND.

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Sometimes i find myself sitting on one spot for hours,

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staring at nothing, thinking of nothing, feeling nothing,

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and caring about nothing.

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If I had my way we’d sleep every night all wrapped around each other like hibernating rattlesnakes.

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I think about your thighs, and the warm, moist smell of your skin in the morning,

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and the tiny eyelash in each corner of your eye that I always notice when you first roll over to look at me.

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I don’t know why I can’t stop thinking about, why those little flaws and ridges on your back are lovely to me or why the pale soft bottoms of your New Jersey feet that always wore shoes are more poignant than any other feet, but they are.

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I thought I would have more time to chart your body, to map its poles, its contours and terrains, its inner regions, both temperate and torrid – a whole topography of skin and muscle and bone.

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I didn’t tell you, but I imagined a lifetime as your cartographer, years of exploration and discovery that would keep changing the look of my map.

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But we fit together
He took her hand, pressed her palm
to his, then laced their fingers
through each others.

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WEFIT.

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It would always need to be redrawn and reconfigured to keep up with you.

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I’m sure I’ve missed things, forgotten them,

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because half the time I’ve been wandering around your body blind drunk with happiness.

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I’VE BEEN DRINKING ABOUT YOU.

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I said that I wanted to travel and he
taught me how to use my arms as runways for
seven-four-seven airplanes, how to carry my heart
in my chest in a bag in a flight, and how to
disappear without ever moving my feet.

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SOMETIMES YOU CAN’T EXPLAIN WHAT YOU SEE IN A PERSON.
IT’S JUST THE WAY THEY TAKE YOU TO A PLACE WHERE NO ONE ELSE CAN.

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I listened wide-eyed. Glowing by her voice in the dim light.

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if chocolate was a sound, it would’ve been your voice singing.

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if singing was a colour, it would’ve been
the colour of that chocolate.

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from the stars we come,

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to the stars we go.

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LIFE IS BUT A JOURNEY INTO THE UNKNOWN.

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“I will only let you touch me
if your hands are so full of intention
that every brush of your palms
feels like you writing a novel on my skin.”

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There may be more beautiful times,
but this one is OURS.

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Fine, She Said

January 28th, 2014 No comments
I must confess: I haven't read a book since new year. Which is rather odd, or downright appalling, especially since I typically finish a paperback in a day on a good day. On bad days, I usually have...

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Cebu

January 26th, 2014 No comments
Ah, the Queen City of the South!
I have a friend who is just overwhelmingly proud of his city; nothing wrong with that but his fervor for Cebu is just something else. He can literally talk about his home city for hours on end.
So on his invitation, it was his birthday as well, I journeyed to Cebu.
On the first day, we actually swam with whale sharks but I haven't got that much photos to brag err show.
The whale sharks were very friendly and you can swim really near them.
I think they might have been conditioned to stay near the shore and expect people not to hurt them. It was definitely worth it though. The water is a bit deep though so you must know how to swim to really enjoy the experience although life vests will be provided for those who can't but it won't be the same


 On the way back to the city, we passed by this shrine/church in what I can only remeber as Lindongon. Allegedly, miraculous I think it's beginning to look more ostentatious more than anything. It's starting to look like a fort (ala Helm's Deep with the long bridge)
This used to be a small chapel


Slippery tiles!
 The next day we went for a quaint tour of the city. With the Carlos Celdran of Cebu.
 We went to the usual touristy spots; the alleged Magellan's Cross, the Sto Nino Church and Fort San Pedro to name a few.
We even passed by the oldest road in the country.
 We stopped by the Cebu Cathedral. It still has some of the original lime stones they used to build it.

 At the middle of the tour we went in this bodega but that bodega hid one of the gems of Cebu - the Jesuit House. The Jesuit house is more like a museum now. It's a testament to how life would have been back then. It was lovingly restored by the architect/owner of the building. 
Around the museum is an actual working warehouse. I was told it was used because financially they can't afford to keep it idle.
 It's uniquely charming and I was pleasantly surprised.
 The last day was just food tripping. Dimsum Break, Spicy Lechon...Cebu won't disappoint gastronomically.
Just like Manila and some parts in Naga though expect heavy traffic during rush hour and when it's hot it is freakin' hot.
 To cap the day, we went to one the hills overlooking the city. You can see how big Cebu is. You can see why people start to compare it to Manila. It's somewhere in between I think. It's not as busy, not as polluted but can be just as exciting.
P.S. SM Cebu Seaside City is a massive, massive gamble err...project. It kinda mirrors SM MOA although hopefully with better transport links and a more level parking space.

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A Letter to My Future Child

January 22nd, 2014 No comments
Hi Love, The truth is, at least once in your life, you will have your heart broken. No one is invulnerable. But stop counting after the first. There is no point. It is one of the unwritten rules...

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Spatially

January 18th, 2014 No comments
If you were a page in a book, I'd be stuck there for the rest of my life. Lost in print. Wandering in your inked muteness. A piece of memory trying to fit itself in the grand scheme of things....

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Robin Thicke & Maroon 5: Won’t go home without (seeing) you

January 14th, 2014 No comments
Before I head home, my friend managed to score tickets for Maroon 5 showing at the O2 Arena in London. Woohoo!
The cream on top was Robin Thicke was headlining along with PJ Morton.
It was my first time at the O2 and it was huge (comparing to the Dome in Cubao, hehe)
There were restaurants, bars, coffee shops and it even got its own tube station right in front - Oh wait, the Araneta has that. :)

 I decided to grab something to eat first as I knew it was going to be a long night. They start letting people in at 6:30pm but we didn't go in until about 8-ish so I was more than happy with my position in the pit.
The price difference from the general admission/standing compared to the side seats is massive and I thought all the fun will be where people will be dancing so I wasn't bothered with seats.
I wasn't wrong it was mostly umm matured people on the side seats and they couldn't really stand up to dance as they will be blocking the view from behind.
My phone (Nexus 4) doesn't do them justice but I was still able to see Robin and Maroon 5 - no squinting/binoculars needed.
I thought Robin Thicke was good. Soulful voice and he was dancing with his suit on. I couldn't even move comfortably with mine  - so kudos to him and his suit.


The concert wasn't seamless though. In between singers they had to do this to change the stage. So they turned the lights on. People went to the toilet to pee and buy beer.

A few minutes later....



 Then Freddie Mercury err Adam Levine came out. I certainly thought he was channeling the Queen with his moves and mustache. The girls weren't complaining though. Shouting, yes...


That is one huge HD TV!

It was a night to remind the masses just how many hits they have and they do have a lot. The band's guitarist is amazing and their Grammy Award nominated keyboard man (PJ Morton) didn't miss a bit. It was the first time I heard Adam Levine sing live and in between the sweary expletives he was alright. It was a fun night.
There was even a sing along moment when they played She Will be Loved - acoustically-ish. 

I wasn't really able to get a lot of pictures. First my phone's camera is crap and I'm just not the type. I'm more of the enjoy the moment kind of person and not the catalogue every step kind.


Where's Wally?!
Oh well, time to go home.
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P751.39M na 2014 annual budget aprobado na ni JB

January 6th, 2014 No comments
Bicol Mail Aprobado na ni Alcalde John G. Bongat an P751.39 milyones na 2014 Annual Budget alagad an cincuenta y dos por ciento (52%) gikan sa sadiring recursos kan ciudad na kadakli hali sa coleccion sa propriedad real asin mas halangkaw nin P45 milyones sa 2013 Annual Budget na nagabot sana sa P706 milyones, sabi [...]
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Naga honors its martyrs on Jan. 4

January 6th, 2014 No comments
By Jose B. Perez, Editor Bicol Mail NAGA CITY — An Army band play, a 21-gun gun salute, and wreath-laying will be among the main events in this year’s 117th commemoration of the death of the 15 Bicol Martyrs on Saturday, Jan. 4, at the plaza and monument that the citizens of this city built in [...]
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Pagguiromdom, pagmidbid, pagtangro: Batch reunion

January 3rd, 2014 No comments
Veinte cincong taon! Arog caiyan calawig cahaloy an guiniguiromdom ta ngonian na ocassion na ini.
Saen kita mapuon?

Ahhh, mga maestra asin maestro ta na matiagang nagtucdo sato misqui abang tagas can satong mga payo. Pagyaon si Ma’am o si Sir, abang tranquilo asin maboboot. Pagmayo si Ma’am o si Sir sa classroom, abang langcag asin maribucon kita. Garo mga siyo na nacaburutas sa guna. Harayo pa si Ma’am o si Sir sa classrom, alagad namamate ta na na padangadang na. Si Ma’am asin si Sir, satong guiromdomon sinda. Nagwalat sinda nin caaraman asin adal na aout pa man sato.

Ahhh, mga kaklase ta. Manlaen-laen. May pasaway, iguang para-arog, may parasumbong, iguang parahibi, may para-iwal, iguang magayon, may cute, may lalawgon, iguang parong, may matali, iguang nahuhuri, may amay, iguang iri-iguan, may mayong-mayo, iguang row 1, may row 4, iguang section 1, may section 4, iguang kakawat, may kaiwal. Sari-saring pasali, alagad ng nagtaong consuelo sa satong aquing guinicanan.

Ahhh..  an escuelahan na nagin kawatan ta. An garden, an flag pool, an cultural center, an classrom, an CR, an salog, an riprap, an libod, mga lugar na nagin testigo can satong mga caogmahan, camondoan, iriwal, tirinuhan. Can enot kitang nagka-crush, aba anang gayon can aldaw mahiling ta lang.

Ini baco lang pagguiromdom sa naca-agui. Ini saro man pagmidbid sa presente.

Hilinga baya kataid mo. Haloy mo nang dae nahihiling. An iba may agom na, igua na nganing aki. An iba, soltero o soltera pa man guiraray, baco man por dahil sa maluya, mapili lang. An iba marhay an camugtacan, igua man na nangangaipuhan. An iba nakaabot digdi, igua man dae nakaabot. Guiraray, manlaen-laen, sari sari. Alagad may sarong nagbubugcos sato gabos, sa tahao can satong pagcacaibahan, pagcamiridbidan – iyo an sarabay kitang nagtapos sa escuelahan na nagin parte niato, sarabay sa sarong taon, sa sarong ocassion – pagraduar sa elementaria.

Ngonian, ini man sarong ocassion para magtangro sa futuro. Puedeng paghurop-huropan an mga posibilidad. Ano an camawotan ta? Ano an magigin contribucion ta – sa sociedad, sa escuelahan, sa banwaan, sa batch, sa familia, o sadiri?


Hmmmm… Dispensa cong mayo aco saindo ngonian na banggui. Alagad an presencia nindo saco yaon pirmi. Salamat sa Facebook ta nagcacabaretaan pa man guiraray kita. Logod an ocassion na ini magin dalan sa satong maogmang pagguiromdom, danay na pagmiridbidan, asin udoc na paghurop-hurop sa futuro.  
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