Friday, December 31, 2010

Angeles Below I

The boy who was unfortunate

Ace, a boy who just got out of his teenage years is living a normal, but not so boring life in Angeles City. Details about his life in the world above is not so important, he’s a typical happy go lucky one and twenty years old, let’s leave it at that for a while, the more interesting part is yet to come, and that involves not-so-normal twins, being involved on a wager that puts him on a lose-lose situation, a completely bizarre and twisted, but oddly familiar world and a mallet.

Afternoon, the time Ace usually gets out of bed. The construction going on the neighbor woke him up, he would’ve slept an extra hour but he thought it might take another hour for him to fall back to sleep with all the banging and grinding noise. He’s twenty-one and he still lives at home with his parents, which is pretty much normal, “why would you choose to live alone and feed yourself and pay the bills when you can indulge bumming your ass off under your parent’s roof” he once posted on a social networking site. But there are also inconveniences that come with this certain leisure, although ace is old enough, he is till not allowed to smoke or not allowed to get caught smoking. So everyday, when he wakes up, he’ll walk a few blocks to get to his friend’s house for a smoke. But today, he won’t be reaching his destination.

“There, that one” says Elle.
“Strange, why choose him? I thought you would pick someone bigger” Ess replied.
“You’ll need more than muscles to survive below, I’ve seen his dreams and I found him the most suitable amongst the others. Come, let’s invite our guest in”
The twins showed themselves to human eyes, although there are those who saw them magically appeared out of nowhere, they immediately forgot it. Perhaps Ess, with a bit of magic, made them forget, he’s always been the discreet one.

As Ace is walking down a street called Rue De Paree, he noticed a girl and a boy blocking his path, the girl is wearing a shirt too big for her and the boy is wearing a weird costume, but Ace wasn’t bothered by that, kids wear stupid things these days he thought. What made him uncomfortable is that the two are staring at him with intense eyes, eyes that shouldn’t be on children’s faces. Ace tried to ignore them as he passed by, then suddenly the little girls spoke.
“Hiya Ace!” she sounded friendly.
Ace turned, he was sure he never saw the girl before, nor the boy. He said nothing and walked away.
“Hey! I’m talking to you Ace!” Elle shouted.
“How do you know my name? Who are you guys?” Ace impatiently asked.
“He’s my twin brother Ess, and I am called Elle, we’re here to ask you to come with us below” she asked politely.
“Huh? Why would I come with you? And what do you mean by below?”
“Because I need a human for me to win this wager between me and my twin. Oh yeah, I forgot you guys from up here didn’t know about Angeles Below, it’s a world beneath yours, it’s kinda like here but not really… hmmm, it’s hard to explain, we’ll just have to show you”
“Are you serious? Jeez! Kids this days! What a freakin wild imagination!” Ace resumed his walk, amazed at the girl’s imagination.
“looks like he didn’t believe you” Ess told his sister.
“well yeah, I kinda expected that, at least I tried asking him politely” Elle replied, she’s now holding a medium sized mallet, still too big for her to wield, nobody knows where it came from, perhaps magic.
“Hey Ace!”
Ace looked back and saw Elle lifting up a mallet. And that’s the last thing he saw.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Angeles Below


Once upon a time or… in a not so far away land or… in the beginning of our story, on a hot afternoon, Elle, a little creature whom you might mistook as a little human girl, is wandering in a park in Angeles City.
“you’re not suppose to be here.” A voice from behind told her.
“neither do you.” Elle responded without looking back. (she knows no one was there)
“I’m only here because of you, we need to go back” as the voice passed through her, the empty space in front of her was slowly filled with substance that formed into what appears to be a young boy with white long hair who wears something like a priest would wear.
“Hi little brother!” says Elle with a cheerful smile.
“we’re twins.” The boy simply whispered.
Elle just laughed and teased her brother with a wink.
“Common, we have to go back, there are consequences Elle, people from below will notice” the boy told her.
“Relax Ess, the damage was done, we’re already walking the world above. Be calm and try to enjoy the moment. It’s been a long time since we took this form, walk with me my twin.”
Ess walked alongside his sister. He was not calm and he’s not enjoying it. He is worried, but he knows that he can’t convince his sister just yet. Elle was always the one who leads, the more dominant among the two, and as much as Ess hates it, he admits to himself that she was always the “older twin”.
Elle talks.
“it’s nice here, I wish I live here, it’s much more exciting and there is so much to do! T’s much more interesting than below. I like it here, I like the houses, I like their food, I like those fast things made out of metal that carries people and I like the people!”
“Humans? I heard from Old Merlisse that humans are not to be trusted, they are not reliable and they are weak and worthless creatures, especially the ones who live here, they don’t even use magic up here.” Replied Ess, sounding unimpressed.
Elle said nothing. The twins walked through a field filled with people, there were groups who appear to be dancing, there were three sets of ten men running back and forth passing and throwing a ball around and there are couples who hug and kiss each other, but no one seemed to notice the two individuals walking out in the open. As they reach a huge gazebo with a roof that is shaped like a giant’s hat, Elle turned to her brother and confidently said.
“Let’s make a wager, I’ll prove you wrong, I’ll prove to you that people from here have potential, that they are not weak and worthless”
“How are you going to do that?” asked Ess.
“I’m gonna bring one of them with us, to Angeles Below.” She says with a grin.
Ess wanted to protest but he hesitated. He simply said.
“It won’t survive”
“Oh yes it will my brother, not only that the human will survive, I bet that it’ll find it’s way back here to this world as well” Elle stated with full confidence.
“Ha! You will inevitably lose this wager my twin. And what would it be that I’m putting at stake here?”
“Well if I failed, I’ll have to acknowledge you as my older brother despite of us being twins, thus I would act accordingly. And if I won, you’ll have to continue being the younger twin and do everything that your big sister told you to! You see little brother, you actually don’t have anything to lose here, seeing that you are already my littlest tiny cute baby brother! Hahaha!”
“Not for long Elle, the human won’t last a single day below. Have you already picked this poor creature?”
“hmm… not yet, not here.”
On that note, the twins vanished.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

From there to here



The closer I get to you
The more you'll make me see
Like giving me all you've got
Your love has captured me

Over and over again
I'll try to tell myself that we
Could never be more than friends
And all the while inside
I knew it was real
The way you make me feel

Lying here next to you
Time just seems to fly
Needing you more and more
Let's give love a try

Sweeter than sweeter love grows
And heaven's there for those
Who fool the tricks of time
With the hearts in love you find
True love
In a special way

The closer i get to you
The more you'll make me see
By giving me all you've got
Your love has captured me

Over and over again
I'll try to tell myself that we
Could never be more than friends
And all the while inside
I knew it was real
The way you make me feel

The closer i get to you
The more you'll make me see
By giving you all i've got
Your love has captured me


Head Over Feet

I had no choice but to hear you
You stated your case time and again
I thought about it

You treat me like I'm a princess
I'm not used to liking that
You ask how my day was

You've already won me over in spite of me
And don't be alarmed if I fall head over feet
Don't be surprised if I love you for all that you are
I couldn't help it
It's all your fault

Your love is thick and it swallowed me whole
You're so much braver than I gave you credit for
That's not lip service

You've already won me over in spite of me
And don't be alarmed if I fall head over feet
Don't be surprised if I love you for all that you are
I couldn't help it
It's all your fault

You are the bearer of unconditional things
You held your breath and the door for me
Thanks for your patience

You're the best listener that I've ever met
You're my best friend
Best friend with benefits
What took me so long

I've never felt this healthy before
I've never wanted something rational
I am aware now
I am aware now

You've already won me over in spite of me
And don't be alarmed if I fall head over feet
Don't be surprised if I love you for all that you are
I couldn't help it
It's all your fault

Thursday, August 26, 2010

For the one who got away...

In your life, you meet a lot of people, some you meet just by merely walking past them or some you just had a small talk with while waiting on a long line down at the coffee shop, some you meet when you go to school or work and some people you don’t even know but somehow you saw them somewhere which means for that sole reason they affected your life. Then you have friends, the people you choose to be with, the people who you need not to tell your problems and be there, the people who help you just by being there without them knowing that they are already helping. Then you’ll meet the first person who you think you “love” or perhaps you were truly in love, depends on how you see “love” itself. Then there goes the series of bitter sweet events, your first kiss, your first love, your first heartbreak, the first girl you lost your you-know-what to, and then the one you exchanged vows with, the one who will be there, your soulmate if you will…and ultimately, there is always the one that got away…

It’s been a long year and a half since I first saw Miss Natasha Maria Marquez Laxa. We were in love, that I am sure of. It may have been love at first sight, or second. She lives in London, and I, here in Philippines, we first saw each other when she was here on a December vacation, then eventually, she needs to go back to London. I’ve never been engaged on a long distance relationship before, or a “long” relationship on that matter. So basically, she was definitely a first. We were so in love, so in love that it’s safe to say that we are crazy in love. Our worlds revolved at each other, she was practically my life and I, hers. We waited for our time, the time when we will finally see each other as lovers. Days felt like months and months felt like years-an unavoidable cliché. That time came and all was perfect. Nothing can bring as apart, nothing’s gonna stop our love struck hearts, nothing… nothing but time, it was a month of happiness, a month of love, but the last day was an inevitable heartbreak. She was gone.

She’s back in London and our journey resumes. I wouldn’t want to write about all the things that we’ve been through, all that will remain, of course personal and private. We had our ups and downs, we had our share of faults and deficiencies but relying on love alone, our love survived a few more months. Love isn’t enough, it never was. Sometimes, even if you do everything in your power to save something, it is never enough. Even if you put your whole life into something, if it’s not for you, then it’s not, simple and cruel as that. I was never the perfect guy for her, I did hurt her, I did something and didn’t do that really wounded her… but I promise to you, my precious readers that I’ve done everything in my power to heal those wounds. But then what was that quote on that lady gaga song? "Trust is like a mirror, you can fix it if it's broken, but you can still see the crack in that mother fucker’s reflection." And no, just for the record, I didn’t cheat on her. Trust doesn’t solely mean that the other cheated the other. The love was still there, but not as bright as before. I think we will both agree that we had the right love in the right time but in the wrong fucking place. And I guess it’s too much for her to wait for someone that long or perhaps it’s my fault for not being someone worth waiting for. We had our love and now it is gone. We had a wonderful love story but sadly it ended tragically. I want to apologize to the readers for the lack of information written on this note. I hope you respect that I choose to keep some vital peaces private. I don’t even know why the hell I’m writing this. I just think it’s unfair not to end our love story here in FLIP seeing as I shared the first happy chapters. I expect you guys to wish the both of us good luck! And let this story be a collection of advices, lessons and guidance to anyone who is ready to feel the wrath of the cursed Love.

I would like you all flip readers to bear with me for this one very special moment. I ask you to get something, any kind of drink, a cola, coffee, juice or anything you can get out of your kitchen and join me on this final toast…

“for the irreplaceable someone who got away”

*tears and applauses*

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Miss Pinay

you don't get it. miss philippines is just too witty, so intellectual that her answer is a very clever and trivial one. what she did here, is answering the question by doing something that she never did before ergo she created a somewhat "staged" scene in which she did her ONE BIG MISTAKE.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Noise to my ears

Basically, people basically tend to overuse basically just to basically sound upper class-ish. So literally, if you literally noticed or literally not yet noticed, I’m literally talking about overused words. Don’t you just like, punch someone who like says like too much? Or fucking hit with a fuckin fuck those who fuckin say fucking fuck all the fucking time!? Sorry for ummm… the foul words… coz ummm… it’s just too ummm.. annoying… “um” is in the dictionary right?... ummm. Omg! Omg! Did you know that it’s just plain retarded when you actually say Ow-Ehm-Gee? And people don’t think you’re AWESOME every time you shout AWESOME. I mean seriously! This is just some serious shit. shit! There’s a reason that there are thousands of words in the dictionary. And you spit Webster in the face when you just use a couple of hundreds. I’m not saying I actually know a lot of words. In actuality I don’t, but please, don’t fucking use them over and over. It’s gay but I do tend to overuse words as well. Gay right? I’m sure I missed some if not a lot of overused words but I can’t forgive myself if I forgot to mention the 2nd most irritating overused word these days! Epic! The 1st is Fail. And the bastards are not satisfied with that. They even dared to combine their words from their oh so narrow vocabulary. Epic Fail.

Ironic that the “overuse” word was overused on writing about overused words. oh the irony!

now read the whole post again, but this time, read it out loud. annoying innit?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Quotes by Sir John Benjamin Narciso

"True knowledge is not about knowing the answers. It’s when you begin asking the right questions."
"Is palpitating from drinking too much overpriced coffee considered cardio exercise?"
"Best thing about your funeral is that you don’t have to prepare a speech."
"I’m not a girl not yet a woman-gay guy thinking of getting his sex changed."
"Reading and writing-the joys of life... not convinced? facebook and texting."
"Ano ang pagkakatulad ng lasing at ng galit? Parehong magaling mag English."

Saturday, July 24, 2010

A complaint letter

Dear M. Night Shyamalan,

What have you done with AVATAR!? yes I’m talking about the last air bender. 1st of all, what’s up with the fire nation being YOUR nation!? Common! I have nothing against Indians, and I think Dev Patel is the only decent actor in the movie, seeing as he does have that prince zukoness in him. I’m just saying fire nation should be and forever will be the imperial china type. And you really messed up on the story telling part. Sure it’s hard to make a movie out of the whole first season, but common! You could do better! Look at lord of the rings, a big fat lazy book turned into a phenomenal block buster! Back to the actors, the face of that bald kid is very annoying, and just because he can do those acrobat stuffs, he can already be aang? What’s up with katara and sokka over acting? Are you sure these guys can act? And you suck at making something humorous. The whole cast should have that funny/comical side. You clearly massacred the legend of aang… I’m looking forward to seeing uncle iroh, him being a very likable character, but what did you do? You made him look more sinister than the firelord himself! He is supposed to be a cute fat lovable old man! Jeezz!! It’s like Dragon Ball the movie with more budget. It’s really sad… it’s sad because people who watched the movie without watching the series are surely disappointed. I beg you, please do better with book 2. I know you can. I kind of liked you in the village so I’m still clinging on that little hope that you would do better.

P.S. make the earth benders look tough! Those earth benders on book 1 looks like poor Chinese guys who live in the bottom of the food chain.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

random quotes from random sites. yup, no originals.

I used to wonder why we kept on drawing pink lines along our streets in manila until I realized maybe we just wanted our streets highlighted on Google Earth.
The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.
Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
When I die, I want to go peacefully like my Grandfather did, in his sleep -- not screaming, like the passengers in his car.
Behind every successful man is a surprised woman.
What are the three words guaranteed to humiliate men everywhere?
'Hold my purse.'
What you call dog with no legs? Don't matter what you call him, he ain't gonna come.
Hard work pays off later. Laziness pays off now!
If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?
He who laughs last didn't get it.
If you die in an elevator, be sure to push the Up button.
Is it good if a vacuum really sucks?
better late than pregnant.

Friday, June 11, 2010

i miss writing

I miss writing. Okay, I’ll start off by warning you, yeah you, that this post is made up of pure nonsense, a just-for-the-sake-of-posting post. So here I am, typing and typing and typing, let’s call this “Freestyle Blogging” haha!

Random topic 01-SNSD aka Girl’s Generation

I am still hooked to this Korean girl group, I though I’ve already outgrown this i-so-love-this-famous-person-so-im-hoping-that-she’s-gonna-be-mine-someday attitude. But after meeting (knowing about) SNSD, dang! There it goes again, before I know it I’m already day dreaming about me and Jessica (my fav member) having lunch somewhere in Korea with our 12 beautiful half Korean half Filipino kids! So after being obsessed with this group, I started to be obsessed with anything Korean! We love to eat Korean ice cream, (and by we, I meant me and my friends who are deeply in love with SNSD aswell) watch Korean series, listen to K-Pop, go to places where Korean chicks usually/probably go, etc. I know in my heart that someday I will see them in person, but honestly I’m scared, scared that I might faint the moment a lay eyes on them! Oh and I actually met 2 korean girls in the “Korean place”-the name we gave to the place that Korean chicks usually/probably go. Well actually I just had this “lil conversation moment” with them, I didn’t have a lot of choice, their English seemed errghh so yeah, sucks for me. Oh and yeah, my cousin’s girlfriend is fortunately Korean (haha! Fortunately!), and I learned a lot of things about korea thru her. Lemme share them to you, there’s this “Korean age”, basically, it’s just +1 to “normal age”. I think when Koreans are born, they start counting years from 1, not ZERO. Oh yeah! Cool thing-koreans can actually choose their own “English name” so yeah, my friend’s K-name is Hee Jung (forgive me noona if I spelled your name wrong^^), and her E-name is Rachel-which of course she chooses herself. Noona by the way is “big sister” in Korean. Thanks to Rachel noona I learned how to flirt with Koreans! Hahaha! Anyeonghaseyo!

Wow, freestyle blogging actually works, didn’t expect I can write this much :D I wanna write more but then I’m kinda sleepy/lazy already so yeah, that’s it for this post. Gotta keep this blog alive.

almost forgot the usual eye candy *^^*

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

We Are The World

this guys have the power to raise a lot of money by just doing something like this, is this too much to ask? why do they wait for a hurricane or an earthquake to raise money for those who needed it? why not do this, say once or twice a year? then in what? 10,20,30--- years time they can change the world one poor country/community at a time. what they do, is simply encouraging us, the not so needy people to give help to those who need them the most, and we get great music while at it.

ps is it just me or they sound extra better in this song?

Monday, January 25, 2010

SNSD still...

yeah, well I need to update my current status on my addiction to SNSD. After watching their videos on youtube for at least 2 hours a day for months (could be an understatement-u got the point), I finally decided who’s my favorite, here’s my top three (which doesn’t mean that I hate the others, for the record-I love them all) that comes with an inevitable/mandatory eye candy.




not that I assume you care, I just miss writing random things. Oh and yeah, we actually made it, Natasha and I, I mean last January 19ph/18ldn, our relationship just had it’s 1st bday. Hoora! and it's a good year we had, 80% ups, 5% downs, what's left would be neutral:D

And for something funny to write… yeah… I got nothing. Stead here’s something to lol about (just for flips who plays dota)