Posted by: nastypen | June 24, 2007

Things That Gladden My Heart in a Mute Existence this Hot Sunday

I still cannot talk. Oh well. Looks like this affliction will last a few more days. I have a contingency for my classes: Film Showing. Damn. I hate destroying my schedule but you can’t argue with mother nature.

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I selected a movie to be shown to my students. I asked my sister of the implications about showing a film with adult content to my students, some of which are still 16 and 17. She sees no problem with it considering the following: (a)Academic freedom and (b) The students are UP students so they better expect a more dosage of liberalism on campus. Of course, I am not going to show them porn. I’m showing them one of the best movies I have seen in my life… which so happens contains a nude scene or two.

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Censorship will be a great topic of discussion in my class. Now, if only I can talk again.

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I’m listening to White Stripes‘s latest album Icky Thump. I love it. I love the fact they went back to the basics. Their recent album dwelled on experimentation, which I welcome, but it’s great to listen to their old sounds once again.

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I saw my old set of speedball pens. My goodness. This set was given to me as a graduation present by my mother. My elementary graduation, that is, during the Corazon Aquino years! Well, I’m glad because I can draw in pen and ink in a matter in which I dip the nib in an inkwell. This process truly gives me joy.

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I watched a lot of great films over the weekend. I would have liked to work on some rackets but I was told to relax. So, for the first time in months, I had a movie marathon ranging from Judy Garland and her orange bangs in Meet Me in St. Louis to Catherine Deneuve as a seemingly frigid wife who has a double life as a prostitute in Belle Du Jour. I just love films…. they’re better company than a lot of people.

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In a strange twist, I kind of enjoy being silent. Maybe this is my natural state. I remember stories of when I was an infant, I was so silent and would stare unnervingly at people that they thought I was autistic. It’s so not me to be unable to make a snide remark. Oh well. Deal with it. I like the silence. But then again, I don’t earn from shutting up. ahahaha.

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  1. It is my firm belief that silence is golden only in select moments. It ain’t so great when your livelihood or sex life is disrupted by it. Hehehe.


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