I’ve been watching the movies alone, lately.
I’ve been walking alone on the streets, lately.
I’ve been eating in restaurants
Been doing my homework, alone.
I never thought that cleaning the house
Would be easier done, alone.
Time always ran slow when you’re alone.
For the first time ever, I’ve logged into facebook first before my gmail account.
I know, I know. Its not much of a big deal to you and that doesn’t really catch your attention but to me it is. Because for the first time ever I’ve made facebook a priority than anything else. Like this blog.
Aaaaahhhhh.. I am being eaten alive by status messages and pokes and Mafia wars.. but what can I say, I’ve been a homebody for three months now and for me to stay connected with my sanity is through this medium that we call the Internet. I don’t really text that much either so this thing works for me like everyone else’s.
I was walking towards the escalator on Hi-Way MRT, QC when I saw the headline on the Philippine Star today. Although it’s not much of a rarity to find that journalists in the Philippines are killed, harrassed or gunned, I find it shocking to learn that only within 5 days since the inauguration of President Benigno Simeoun Aquino III another one of our eyes and ears to the nation is found dead on the comforts of their home.
75-year old radio commentator Jose Daguio was shot dead in his home in Tabuk City by unknown gunmen using a 12-gauge shotgun.
For more details on this post by Charlie Lagasca, please click on this link:
I am quite alarmed by this issue since I’m an aspiring journalist myself. I hope that the new administration would do its best to protect our journalists in a way that would not hinder them from speaking their minds or protecting the truth from the public eye.
I’ve just registered to Jessica Zafra’s blog jessicarulestheuniverse.com which offers great reads from Tennis to Movies to her cats to anything else that’s under —well, — the universe.
I wasn’t really interested in her (in any way) before last, last year. It’s just that I do remember her face: that round faced woman with glasses and long straight hair. I think the first time I saw her was on a television show in ANC or NBN. And of course there’s her column in The Philippine Star which I don’t really read much up until last week.
Sometimes when people on the street mention her name it’s the same face that enters in my mind. And the fact that she’s from UP and she’s written a lot of short stories and blogs for almost her entire life. Well, if you have no idea who she is, here’s here photo (or you can google it. too.)
According to her website, she’s written 11 Twisted books and only two of those I’ve read (Twisted 8 and 8 1/2), had television shows which were cancelled and.. well.. I think it should just be fair if you check her website yourselves and read a piece of herself that you want to know about her.
Anyway, I just happened to view her website which I think is why I even bothered to make a blog about her and my memories of her. And I would like to say thanks to my supervisor who rushed to the bookstore on the 24th of December to buy me the said Twisted books hence educating me of Ms. Zafra’s existence. She is indeed a National treasure. She writes smart and witty bits about Tennis (which I don’t care about at all even if I’ve already read her works..), gadgets, and funny and understandable movie reviews which either move you to tears or make you want to watch the movie as well in the same fashion. Someday when I do meet her, I’d like to introduce her to my cat, Scared and talk about the old movies that should never have been dumped and remade today.