Friday, October 28, 2011

One of those Legends.

Filipinos are really great story tellers. (chismosas are included) Halos yata lahat ng prutas at gulay may pinanggalingan-- may Alamat. (Legend)

(Lets go back reminiscing)

I remember Kuya arriving from school, naghihimutok. Sabi nya napagalitan sya ng English professor nya.
They were having a fun discussion he joked something about "tortang talong" his professor got mad and asked him to show her a legend of this talong he was joking about or else he won't pass the class.
We surfed the internet for the legend since I really don't know anything about it when I am a big Filipino book reader. Unfortunately, we found none. we saw no traces of talong's legend except for this nasty story with a touch of green-mindedness.

And so I ended up writing one. Here it goes.


In a far away barrio there lived a handsome young man named Telong. Almost every woman in their barrio wanted to marry him because aside from being so good-looking, his family owned the biggest tobacco plantation. Everything would've been perfect if only Telong was not so aggressive. All the compliments he received went into his big head and started to look at himself as the "authority." He never listened to anyone else and whoever gets in the way will surely taste the fury of his rock-like fist. Telong became very good in handling their land. he believed that his aggressiveness contributed in his success. But his parents were getting old and they started to worry about their son's condition. They feared that the day would come and Telong will eventually regret every bad thing he has done, it wasn't long that they realized they weren't wrong after all.

Two weeks after the death of Telong's father, he was supervising the  plantation when he saw one of his field workers sitting under the shade of a big mango tree in the middle of a long working day. Telong got really mad and hurriedly approached him. The worker was startled as he felt Telong's fist buried his left sweaty cheek He cried aloud but the angry boss kicked him harder on the face. The same one he usually does to his other workers. Blood and purple marks were left on the poor worker and he cursed, "I WISH YOU CAN FEEL THE PAIN. I HOPE ONE DAY YOU'LL WAKE UP AND FEEL THE SAME WAY--THESE PURPLE MARKS ALL OVER YOUR FACE AND DRAINED FROM BLOOD." But Telong just laughed and yelled at him to go back to work and just walked away as if nothing happened.

The next morning, Telong was gone. Weeks passed but not one in the barrio ever heard of him. His mother mourned in desperation and tried to look for her son everywhere. The barrio people decided to make rounds and look for the missing Telong but he was nowhere to be found. Until one day, Telong's battered worker saw an unusual plant growing not so far from the tobacco field. It stood up from the ground with hairy leaves and bearing a fruit in deep purple. He then immediately informed Telong's mother and confessed everything that happened between him and her son weeks ago. Including how he unintentionally cursed him. The mother wept and said, "It was never your fault. I know it happened for a reason and that's a lesson he'll keep forever." Since then the plant which was believed to be Telong was later on called Talong.


I guess I have to give the credits to my brother's professor, if not for her, the Legend of Talong won't be put to life. 

Anyway you know what happened? 
His professor forgot about it.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

What do I really mean?

Ngayon ko lang yata ulit naisip, ba't kaya Aira pangalan ko?

I remember when I was 5, I had this homework that asked where my parents got my name. I don't know why but I went to school with this homework undone so i just copied my seat mate's work saying "My name came from my Grandmother." (Eh, Teodora pangalan ng lola ko sa father's side, tapos Thelma naman sa mother's side, panong naging Aira? let's just say -ra from Teodara, okay so how about -ai. c'mon, buti na lang hindi tinanong ng teacher ko. yari pala ko.)  Wondered where mine's from. I went back home and asked mother why my name's my name and remember her answering me, "Kay Sharon Cuneta." And I was like, really? I didn't ask further though.

When I turned older I asked her again, "Mama san nga ulit galing pangalan ko?"

Still she answered "Kay Sharon Cuneta."

And I was like "Ba't kay Sharon, mama?"

Nagkwento sya.

Kasi daw, nasa "tyan" niya ko no'n, e lumabas sila ni Papa, get away. Nanood sine. (sa sine lang pala)


1993 Movie: Ngayon at Kailanman
Sharon Cuneta as Ayra Noche


o k a y

s i g g g g g h

LONELY WORLD WHY? of all people ba't si Sharon Cuneta pa.
Pero sige okay lang.
Okay na, kesa naman kay Diamond Star, worse kay Ate Guy.


RANDOM tonight.

There comes a time in your life when you'd totally feel like there's nothing much going on.. Like, you'd just sit down and start to think what exactly do you want to have and what you don't want. what do you want to do when time calls for you to do something worth your time. And then you start to look back on what life has been for you. Reflecting on those past memories that made you to be who you are. There are those memories that you wish to erase, and wishing that never happened anyway... Because heck, they don't really seem to do anything good to you and neither did they change anything better...


I feel really bad when things don't go right for me. call me selfish but I just hate it. Clearly because I'm a big control-freak. I want this this way and I want that that way. argh! 

I'm definitely having a bad night.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

What Makes My Day. Is When You're Okay.


A beautiful sunrise

A puppy or a kitten

Message from someone I care about


Hard-bound books

A smile from a stranger

Cold Milo

Taylor Swift

A good movie

Macaroni soup

True Friends


Colorful Cupcakes

American Idol

Scary story from Lolo

A walk in the forest with my cousins

Harry Potter

Holy Mass

AJ Perez