Thursday, March 29, 2007
This is for you, you bastard. I hate you so much that this poem is dedicated to your sick and sodding life, your words, your gestures, your smiles, all fake, all tricks. Have a happy life, because you don't know what you did to me.
I Am Not Like the Fisherman
The weary fish,
The shiny hook,
by a tasty worm
(fat and juicy)
smelling and swimming
the fish likes worms
because it lives by eating
so opening its mouth
it swallows the worm
(fat and juicy)
a sharp pain at its mouth
pulls and pulls.
the shiny hook no longer hides
and pulls and pulls
the fish is in the hands of a fisherman
but pulling the hook out
he tosses the fish back
and puts another worm
(fat and juicy)
on the bloodied hook
the pain is still there
pulling and pulling
but the fish
with a hole, in its mouth,
beside two others.
?dael had a question at 11:37 AM
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
I was given a pot of a kind rose plant on Valentine's Day. At that time, there were only two mature roses in bloom.
Being a closeted plant lover, I cared for it like it was a pet, although I certainly have no green thumb. (I don't even know what to call it. Rose bush?) I placed it in the cool shade of the balcony of my dorm room, and sprinkled it twice a day, morning and evening. If I had forgotten to water it, a terrible feeling would come over me. That same feeling returned when I pruned it.
About two weeks later, the bright red hues of the rose petals faded into dull shades of brown, and the roses wilted into a limp, dry mass on their stems. Not knowing anything about roses, I assumed that the next blooms would appear in a few months or so.
However, two days ago, a new bud bloomed into a small red rose one morning. As I looked at it, tears began to well up in my eyes. The fresh, little rose was the most beautiful thing I had ever set my eyes on. In a way, it was as if the plant was thanking me for all I've done for it thus far.
Another little bud just recently appeared. I hope it will bloom soon.
I love the plant more than ever now.
?dael had a question at 3:21 PM
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
The Ambitious Toe, Part Un
One day, the littlest toe on a foot belonging to a twentysomething decided to discover the world. Item number one on its "Discover the World" list was to see if its strength was greater than that of a leg of a chair. It wanted to prove that it was just as big and strong as the other toes, especially the biggest toe.
While taking a ride in a sleek, black slipper, it saw, up ahead, a leg of a chair, crafted from soft wood in the warmest shade of brown, glistening brightly in the artificial light of fluorescent tubes. That looks perfect,
it thought excitedly. Let me at it!
Tense seconds passed. It was coming closer. As the slipper zipped pass the said leg, the toe gathered all its strength and lunged at it like a fierce lion. Raaaaaaaaaaawr!To be continued...
((Did y'all notice that I have a *new* countdown timer at the bottom of my sidebar?))
?dael had a question at 11:46 AM
Monday, March 26, 2007
For some reason, my archive links aren't working. Try them and tell me if they're actually taking you somewhere other than to an appropriately titled page: Blogger: 404 Error - Page Not Found.
I hope it's all still there. That's almost 4 years of blogging material! I can't lose all those to some computer/server/html coding error! No, I won't allow it! That's would be so... anti-climactic.
Got that fixed. Thank God! It was an html coding error on my part. Stupid, no?
On an even lighter note,
I did a quiz for fun:
You Are a Chimera
You are very outgoing and well connected to many people.
Incredibly devoted to your family and friends, you find purpose in nurturing others.
You are rarely alone, and you do best in the company of others.
You are incredibly expressive, and people are sometimes overwhelmed by your strong emotions.
Hmmm. I thought I'd get like "Half-human, Half-beast Mother-in-law" or something.
?dael had a question at 10:39 AM
Sunday, March 25, 2007
no test. The teacher (God bless Mr. Petros's soul) decided to move it up to Tuesday. Yay! and No!
Yay! because I wasn't completely prepared for it. (But who's ever completely prepared for a test anyway?)
No! because now I get to add something to my worry list!
But, hey, I don't want to start complaining about it. All things will pass, and this test definitely will!
?dael had a question at 4:08 PM
Oh my gosh.
I have a test today and I had completely forgotten about it!
"We have a CIS test tomorrow, right?" asked a classmate of mine yesterday
, all bright-eyed. Of course she knew, but I think she really wanted to know if I remembered it. A sneaky little girl, you are!
Thanks for telling me and spoiling my weekend. But really, I'm grateful that she reminded me. I just wonder now why she couldn't ask me a few days before...
So here I am now, cramming as much as I can. Fifty-three more minutes till the test begins!
?dael had a question at 12:03 PM
Friday, March 23, 2007
Check it out!
I promised a new blog design, didn't I? After many--well, not that many--templates, I finally settled on this one. Like it?
As of today, I'm officially declaring my hiatus on a hiatus
. Get it? Meaning, I'm back in business! Be informed, all ye faithful bloggers, that I have returned!
p/s: By the way, the bald little boy in purple is not me. It might be. I haven't really thought about it yet.
?dael had a question at 1:59 PM
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
I miss it dearly. The dusty roads, the soaring temperature, the funky-tasting water, and the bumpy tuk-tuk rides, just to name a few of the things I experienced over there.
I met three volunteers from the US there: Jeremiah, Michelle, and Lindsay. They've been to MC before. I hope they will pay us a visit again, because I really want to meet them again. Cool people.
But most of all, I miss the students of CAS, the Adventist school there. Regrettably, I only got to know them on the very last night of my stay there. Wild kids, really. We played some games together, and I, with a couple of the Chamber Choir members, taught them the "Tokay" Dance and a little of Line Dancing. So much fun! They are very sweet too. Some woke up very early just to prepare breakfast for us the morning we left. It was very touching. Their kindness and thoughtfulness have left a lasting impression in my heart.
Although I was there for four days, I grew quite attached to the place and its people. Amidst the poverty, the people there shine like diamonds.
?dael had a question at 12:20 PM