ANG ZORRO NG SINGAPORE

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dear mommy,

nandito pa rin kami ni jet sa singapore at nag-iingat pa rin sa SARS. mahigpit na rito – 2 beses na kaming pinaparecord ng temperature sa opisina. pati nga rito sa bahay ay nag-lalagay na kami ng face mask. di na rin kami lumalabas ng bahay dahil baka pagtawanan kami ng mga tao. sana ay mawala na itong epidemic na ito para naman makauwi kami sa june… at saka para makilala na ako ng boss ko.

ingat diyan,
Zorro

p.s. ito nga pala ang ginamit ko nung nag audition ako kay stanley kubrick. sa kasawiang-palad, si tom cruise ang kinuha, bwakanginangyan. di bale, next time na lang siguro… kaya lang namatay na si kubrick eh. gagawa kaya si spielberg ng “eyes close-open”?

VITAL STATISTICS

for the first time yesterday, inacknowledge ng mga newspapers dito sa singapore ang contribution ng foreign nurses laban sa SARS. it’s about time. hirap kasi rito minsan, puro sarili nilang iniisip eh. may mga tao kasi rito na sobrang yabang, akala nila umiikot ang mundo sa singapore.

consider this: 49 nurses na ang nagkaroon ng SARS dito sa singapore. nakuha nilang lahat ito sa trabaho. out of the 49 nurses, 20 dito ang non-singaporean. ibig sabihin 41% ng may SARS na nurses ay foreigner. out of this 20 foreign nurses, 10 ang pinay. this is 50% of all foreign nurses or if you look at the total, 20% of all infected nurses. malupit. ano ang kapalit nito?

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Singapore SARS Update News Flash

“di-dit-ditdididit-di-dit-ditdididit” (sound epeks na morse code na ginagamit sa radio news)…TIME CHECK…ang oras sa buong kapuluan: limang minuto, makaraan ang truck ng basura. Ang oras ay hatid sa inyo ng “Ruby Blade Pomade, Ang Pomada ng mga Nag-aahit!”… ding-dong (sound epeks ng time check)…

Dito sa Singapore, mukhang nag-peak na daw (sana). Sabi ng WHO eh bumababa na ang number ng newly reported cases. In fact, this past 2 days, wala nang bagong SARS case sa buong Sinagapore. Kailangan ng 2 complete cycles para masabing totally controlled (which is 20 days). So, we have 18 more days bago may “ALL CLEAR”. Sana tuloy-tuloy na para makauwi ng Pilipinas sa June… isang tanginangtanga lang kasi ang kailangang maka hawa, and then we’re all back to square 1.

BALITANG SINGAPORE

Sabi ngayon sa balita, 51% daw ng mga Singaporean Males above 30 suffer from ED… that’s Erectile Dysfunction. In short, sabi sa study, 51% ng mga lalaking Singaporean ay hindi tinitigasan.

Dito sila talo ng mga Pinoy. Lolo na, tigas titi pa rin! MABUHAY ANG PILIPINO! MABUHAY ANG MGA LALAKI SA PILIPINAS NA LAGPAS 30 NA TINITIGASAN PA RIN!

MABUHAY! (o may sumagot pa!)

My Twice Daily Temperature Readings

wala namang extra special na nangyari sa akin papasok sa office ngayong umaga. ah except na may umutot sa aircon bus. tanginangbahutalaga pre! ang bantot bantot! pag pinatagal pa niya yon ng hanggang hapon, baka mag-invade nang mga amerikanong cowboy dito sa singapore, due to chemical weapons of mass destruction.

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GUSTO KO PANG MABUHAY!

there’s this john denver song called “i want to live”. it’s not one of his best songs and i find some of the lyrics so melodramatic (e.g. “Have you watched the dolphins frolic in the foam”). but it’s a song i like to listen to nonetheless, because it reminds me of my dad. well, it’s one of the songs that remind me of my dad.

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Memories of PinoyRock, Part 1

my best pinoy rock moment is very intimate. it was the time when pepe came to our house during my birthday many years ago. he came with my brother and his wife. after a few beers, we jammed and he sang an acoustic cover of the doors’ “riders on the storm”.

Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm
Into this house we’re born
Into this world we’re thrown
Like a dog without a bone
An actor out alone
Riders on the storm

many years later, my friends and i still talk about this great event that spiced up our rather boring lives. hehehe. and so, my great big wish before i move on to that great big gig in the sky: i want to spend one of my birthdays jamming with with the jerks, binky lampano, sampaguita and pepe smith.

HOW YOU GONNA SEE ME NOW?

FROM THE INSIDE BY ALICE COOPER, and the song i always hum when i’m on the outside

in 1978, alice cooper released an album called “from the inside”. it was the album he produced right after going into rehab for alcoholism. one of the songs there is a sweet ballad called “how you gonna see me now”. it tells about a man’s apprehensions about going back to his wife after screwing up both their lives. he’s wondering if he’ll be accepted and if it will still be the same again. been to hell and back, honey. fade to black?

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You got to roll me and call me the tumblin’ dice

kahapon ng umaga, tinawag kami ng boss namin sa kanyang kwarto for a highly irregular (and definitely unannounced) staff meeting. akala ko nga magpapakain ng breakfast. naalala ko, di pala uso ang magpakain sa singapore. anyway, sabi niya, kaya raw hindi pumasok ang isa naming office mate ay dahil nag self quarrantine (kaba-kaba-kaba).

apparently, yung father in law ng office mate ko ay nagkaroon ng high fever after visiting a clinic whose former patient contracted SARS. hmmm…. “interesting”, naisip ko, habang maraming scenario ang naglalaro sa fertile kong imagination:

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the ultimate senti playlist bago matulog

1. “solitude”, nina simone

2. “god bless the child”, billie holiday (di naman ito love song pero, sa boses pa lang, suicidal ka na)

3. “come away with me”, nora jones

ayan tatlong kanta, para puno ng sipon at luha ang unan mo ngayong gabi.

oo nga pala, kinanta ni lisa simpson ang “god bless the child” ni billie holiday sa special episode na “the simpsons sing the blues”. kinanta rin ni homer dito yung “born under a bad sign”. hehehe… they made a CD out of this. find it if you can.

SOLITUDE

bigla tuloy akong napa-download ng “solitude”. hay… galing talaga. gusto nyong kopya? 3MB. hehehe… sinama ko na sa download yung “house of the rising sun” both by nina and the animals. tapos simahan ko pa ng nora jones na “come away with me”. walang kamatayanang kasentihan ang gabing ito. huhuhu… buti na lang at nandito ang partner ko sa tabi ko. di nga lang ako pinapansin dahil nag-ko-cross stich. hehehe. crotch tish? crotz tits? crotch tits?

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