Abr 20, 2008

Bandian, Fonte, Crespo

Three UPLB students from the BACA program published literary works in magazines of national circulation during the last academic year. This entry is for the twin purpose of filing and gratitude.

(a) Congratulations to Timmi Bandian for her short story, "The Blessing," which was published by The Sunday Times Magazine; (b) to Paul Fonte for three of his poems which were published by Pinoy Weekly and more recently by Philippines Graphic; and (c) to Sarah Crespo for her short story, "Hidden Gods (part 1 and part 2)," published by The Sunday Times Magazine. Fonte and Crespo, congratulations also for the long-awaited and suddenly-incoming graduation.

You three, thanks for allowing me the unnecessary and superfluous grace of accompanying you in your literal maiden voyage.

Solo Passage

Poem published at Philippine Graphic, the April 21 issue.

Abr 8, 2008

Only 6 Out of 300 Songs (or, the soundtrack of our eager domestication)

Wonderful Tonight
(Eric Clapton)

It's late in the evening
She's wondering what clothes to wear
She puts on her make up
And brushes her long blonde hair
And then she asks me
Do I look alright
And I say yes, you look wonderful tonight--


2 Become 1
(Spice Girls)

Candle light and soul forever
A dream of you and me together
Say you believe it, say you believe it

Free your mind of doubt and danger
Be for real don't be a stranger
We can achieve it, we can achieve it

Come a little bit closer baby
Get it on, get it on
'Cause tonight--


Bluer Than Blue
(Barry Manilow)

After you go
I can catch upon my reading
After you go
I'll have a lot more time for sleeping
And when you're gone
It looks like things are going to be a lot easier
Life will be a breeze you know
I really should be glad
But I'm bluer than blue
Sadder than sad
You're the only life this empty room has ever had
Life without is going to be
Bluer than blue
After you go
I'll have a lot more room in my closet
After you go
I'll stay out all night if I feel like it
And when you're gone
I could run through the house screaming
And no one will ever hear me
I really should be glad
But I'm bluer than blue
Sadder than sad
You're the only life this empty room has ever had
Life without you is going to be
bluer than blue
I don't have to miss no t.v. shows
I can start my whole life over
Change the numbers on my telephone


Tonight, Tonight
(Smashing Pumpkins)

Time is never time at all
You can never ever leave without leaving a piece of youth
And our lives are forever changed
We will never be the same
The more you change the less you feel

Believe, believe in me, believe
That life can change
That you.re not stuck in vain
We're not the same, were different tonight
Tonight, so bright


Saving All My Love For You
(Whitney Houston)

A few stolen moments is all that we share
You've got your family, and they need you there
Though I've tried to resist, being last on your list
But no other man's gonna do
So I'm saving all my love for you

It's not very easy, living all alone
My friends try and tell me, find a man of my own
But each time I try, I just break down and cry
Cause I'd rather be home feeling blue
So I'm saving all my love for you

You used to tell me we'd run away together
Love gives you the right to be free
You said be patient, just wait a little longer
But that's just an old fantasy

I've got to get ready, just a few minutes more
Gonna get that old feeling when you walk through that door
Cause tonight
Is the night--


Can You Feel the Love Tonight
(Lion King, OST)

Timon : I can see whats happening-
Pumba : What!
Timon : And they dont have a clue-
Pumba : Who!
Timon : They'll fall in love and here's the bottom line: our trio's down to two.
Pumba : Oh.

Timon : The sweet caress of twilight
There's magic, everywhere
And with all this romantic atmosphere
Disaster's in the air!

Can you feel, the love tonight--