like a clock whose hands are sweeping

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ang buhay ay parang chubibo, sabi ni mang boy. kung minsan, nasa itaas ka, kung minsan naman ay nasa ibaba. walang patid ang pag-ikot hanggang sa matapos ang sakay at masulit yung ibinayad mo sa takilya. mas maganda kung ikaw yung may hawak ng kambyo ng makinang nagpapa-ikot sa chubibo, ang dag-dag pa ni mang boy. ikaw ang may kapangyarihan kung sino ang nasa ibaba at kung sino ang nasa itaas, ikaw rin ang mamamahala kung anong bilis ang takbo ng gulong.

pasaherong bata sa eroplano

pag nasa eroplano ako’t may nagsasalita o umiiyak na bata, tinitingnan ko agad ang mga kasama kong pasahero. dalawa lang naman ang reaksyon nila: kukunot ang noo o ngingiti o matutuwa. dito sa amerika, maraming mga pasahero ang ayaw na may katabing bata. ako? ok lang na umiyak o madaldal na bata. ang ayoko lang ay kung may bata sa likod ko’t tinatadyakan ang silya ko. putangina, yon ang nakaka-asar.

Groper of Pussies

From GOP (Groper of Pussies)ย 

to GOP (Groper of Prepubescents)ย 

Mexico Earthquake

i was in mexico city during the night of the big intensity 8.2 quake. tweeted i was safe and was contacted by CNN immediately.

the producers of CNN are exceptionally competent: in less than ten minutes, they were able to contact me, do a quick Q&A, and schedule a quick interview.

Daraan lamang nina Agat Morallos at Tina Balajadia

Di ko inakalang
Aabot sa dulo
Na magwawakas yaring pag-ibig mo

Parang isang awit
Minsa’y parang langit
Minsan mayron ding ligaya at pait

May lambing man ang himig
May tamis man ang titik
Balewala pa rin ang tinig

Mayro’ng hangganan
Mayro’ng katapusan
Akala’ y aabot kailanman
Pag-ibig mo pala ay daraan lamang

Dati’y laging nariyan
At inaawitan
Ang pusong akalang di ka bibitaw

Aking natutuhan
Ang ika’y hayaan
At tatanggaping di tayo kailanman

Daraan lamang nina Agat Morallos at Tina Balajadiaย 

dark side of the moon

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We used to play Side B of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon at the parties in Novaliches back in the day because you could slow dance with the girl of your dreams for over 15 minutes. Tigas titi time indeed.

I didn’t know why I liked this then but I just latched on to songs right away. I love it even more now because I learned about how the album was created and now understand the lyrics. It did help that David Gilmour played so fucking good.

The album cover is iconic. You see it in a rack and you immediately grin from ear to ear because you know right away what it is.

revolver

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the beatles revolver and rubber soul are my personal favorites. this is the time when “love me do” turned into “norwegian wood” – the beatles were at the height of their songwriting power and were creating songs that were deep but catchy pop.

claus voorman, a friend from their hamburg days, designed the album cover. blew my mind, the first time I saw it. i was only 4 years old.