Posted by: nastypen | May 21, 2008

Sifting Through

I am currently in the throes of excitement as I organize my computer files. Yeyness. I am just staring at the task bar waiting for the files to be burned into a dvd. I live such a fast life no?

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As I select files to be stowed away in DVDs, I saw some pictures I took a few months ago. I saw this on my 30th birthday:

It’s a female peacock amidst a dump. This is near a children’s zoo (is there an adult zoo?) in Tagaytay. Apparently, this bird escaped and is now scrounging the trash for something to eat. Ah yes, the symbol for beauty amidst the rubbish….apparently, irony does not go away as I age.

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Our black labrador Onyx is sick!!!! Well, sort of. She has a fungal infection!

She was brought by my brother in law to the the University of the Philippines Veterinarian Clinic at the back of my alma mater UP College of Fine Arts. They did a thorough inspection of her and cited this fungus!

Where could she have gotten it? They said she could have contracted it through the dirt downstairs. Most likely, the other dogs gave this to her.

I am teaching her to veer away from those. I was wagging my fat finger and saying “Onyx, you musn’t interact with the natives!” How colonial of me, I know.

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I checked out the movie listing. All Greenbelt cinemas will be showing just Indiana Jones. Great. I AM watching it for Cate Blanchett and her Louise Brooks hairdo and that maniacal Soviet Russian accent.

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Are they going to show Serbis here? I hope they do so without cuts. The censors really treat us as if we are unblinking morons with their imposed morality. I absolutely HATED it when there were several cuts in the cinema release of Harold and Kumar Excape From Guantanamo Bay. Blow jobs are a menace to society yet Willie Revillame is not? Why shouldn’t they censor Wowowee because it is an assault to good taste and sanity during lunchtime?

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My brother-in-law is a model! By profession, he is a corporate lawyer. But he was selected to be a face for a subdivision. Here he is at the ribbon cutting of said subdivision.

I like the design. Very apt for their target market. However, I find the copy funny. “Flourish towards your dream lifestyle?” At first glance, I thought it was “Flush towards.” Congratulations, Den! We should give your portfolio to casting agencies! Subdivisions now, multivitamins and toothpastes tomorrow?

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I should just read. I mean it’s no contest. You’re stuck inside the MRT, should you read or see this?:

Thanks, James for the pic. There is a reason for the existence of casting agencies. There is a reason why owners should never be models. This is photographic evidence of that reason….

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The only proposal for me to be a model was to be the “cute fat chef” for a roving catering van. They wanted a Mario Batali-esque model. I wanted to kill them and then myself right then and there. That shoot never happened.

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I can’t stop myself. I bought another book. The Book of General Ignorance is a compendium of trivia debunking cherished mistakes like Magellan is not the first man to circumnavigate the world (I knew that) and that moths are not attracted to the flame (I didn’t know that). I love these trivia and I was devouring the book as I was squeezed inside the MRT train. It’s better to read than to stare at our lovely desperate metro landscape.

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Why must I learn all this trivia? It’s great for conversation and diversion. Once I was at this meeting with this ultra self-indulgent woman. She would go on and on about how she cleared Cambodia from land mines (I rolled my eyes) and how she stopped the filming of Tomb Raider because she was injured at a mine field (I prayed to St. Jude to take me away from this meeting). How she started her own business and has had no time for romance (yeah, right sure). She was blabbering away her autobiography until I said “You know there was a study that says there is a likely correlation between homosexuality and the length of your ring finger.” Everyone checked out their fingers and the talk shifted from her to beauty contests.

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  1. “I can’t stop myself. I bought another book. The Book of General Ignorance is a compendium of trivia debunking cherished mistakes like Magellan is not the first man to circumnavigate the world (I knew that) and that moths are not attracted to the flame (I didn’t know that). I love these trivia and I was devouring the book as I was squeezed inside the MRT train. It’s better to read than to stare at our lovely desperate metro landscape.”

    I want to borrow this book!!!! ^_^

  2. nanay ata ni rachel lobangco yan. lolz


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