Sunday, January 2, 2011

Welcoming Twenty Eleven

I should start with a greeting, Happy New Year Everyone!

Many are extremely baffled, yes extremely, how to kick off the new year with a bang! It’s glaring in the eyes. Last Wednesday, Dec. 29, I was scheduled to attend a meeting at BACIWA. The usual routine took place; I called Faith and waited outside the gate. The operator said the cab will arrive after 10 minutes. I waited for15 minutes. There was no sign of a moving object from a far so I gave up the waiting. The Gray Adventure will never probably meet my eyes. I walked the distance from Emerald Street to the highway, which is quite near. Now comes another episode of waiting. All cabs within my sight were occupied not until after 10 minutes of standing like a post on one side of the Shell Gasoline Station.

I still had work in the 30th and on my way home the next day, the streets were unbelievably jammed. The usual ride took longer than usual that I almost fell asleep. I even remarked to the driver, it's too early for the Masskara!

The 31st of December is full of magic. There is a strong force that brings everyone outside of their abode to do business of many sorts; buy gifts, buy food, party, shop, and so on. What’s in your list? Add to my list. Isn’t that magical? It is! We often say we are short of money but when it’s the 31st, we easily let go of our money, whether from savings, salary, borrowed, and worst, swiped from the credit cards. Now businessmen, join me in laughing out loud on that magical day! Your riches have just gone leaps and bounds!

The first day of 2011 was a perfect day for resting. It was cold and gloomy! People at FB were quite uneasy of the meaning it brings but I said, it’s meant to chain people in their beds! For the longest time that I was deprived of a10-hour sleep or more, thank God, I had it last January 01. I woke up past 1:00 in the afternoon and it felt good! I thought that watching movies and eating in between is a good treat. After all, the last movie I watched was The Prince of Persia! Stop rolling those two eyes!

So off I went to Robs and standing at the movies counter, I came up with a plan; to watch three movies in a row. The magic of three! I carefully examined the time that the movies will start and finish. Five minutes after doing the math, the movies in order should be Dalaw starring Kris Aquino and Diether Ocampo, then Rosario played by Jennylyn Mercado, and Tanging Ina by Aiai Delas Alas. I am not a movie critic so I won’t attempt to do it. Although I must say after watching all three, the time element being my sole basis of the order of the movies, coincided with how the audience should watch it and be entertained given that the three are of different genre.

First, I was afraid, I was petrified of the “Dalaw” done by Karylle to the main characters, Kris and Diether;
then brought back in time as the drama of one woman named Rosario unfolded; then laughed like no one is watching, the one that is characterized by rhythmic variety, vocal loudness, and lingering vibrato as Aiai and Eugene do their comedic antics.

The first day of 2011 was solitary, restful, gloomy but the kind that I love, and cold, just enough!

May 2011 be even better for all of us!

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