Dis 24, 2014

Annotation 3: Solacito’s “Pader”

The story [1] consists of 106 posts on Bianca Mendoza’s Facebook wall, 76 comments, 54 likes, a view of 5 recent activities, and a drop-down for viewing “Older Posts.” Karla Fajardo flooded this wall and was responsible for 76 of the posts found there. Here we find a curious mix of Karla’s declarations of love and calls for attention (“Dream of me. Mwa!”), her outbursts also and threats (“ISINUSUMPA KONG DI KAYO MAGIGING MASAYA!”), most of which directly address Bianca.

In five of the 76 posts, Karla mentions Lallie. Since the story proceeds in reverse, the reader will hear of Lallie in the second page
Alagaan mo si Lallie ha :)
December 24, 2010 at 06:00 AM . Like . Comment
and about six pages after
Lallie is sad. :(
November 23, 2010 at 07:19 PM . Like . Comment
only to recognize its identity and significance in the last three pages of the story:
Yehey! Naupload ko na pictures natin together! Ang cute ni Lallie dun sa isang picture na karga natin siya. HAHAHA!! Magbukas ka naman ng account mo! I love u!! Ganda naman ng profile picture mo! Witwiw ;)
November 15, 2010 at 11:04 PM . Like . Comment
Miss na kita! Ang purita mo talaga gurl! Wala na ngang pamasahe hindi pa makapagtext man lang. :( Katabi ko si puppy ngayon. I named her Lallie. :) Paramdam ka naman jan! :*
November 3, 2010 at 9:56 PM . 3 people like this. Comment
PUTA KA! MAHAL NA MAHAL KITA! Salamat sa regalo mong tuta pero sana pumunta ka pa rin nung birthday ko. Hinahanap ka ni mama (nakakahalata na? :p)
November 3, 2010 at 7:30 PM . 6 people like this . Comment
The last page gives us the above first post, love and invective, a black and white picture of a puppy resting its head on a phone, and four comments that will trail off to “View Older Posts…” In the coming annotations, we take look at what Karla’s posts reveal about her situation and (b) take stock of Bianca’s replies. I would also like to evaluate the activity of the couple’s friends, but maybe I should leave something to my incoming students.

[1] Solacito, Riena Marie L. “Pader.” In Ang Pagtatapos. Unpublished thesis. March 2012: 33-45.
[2] Annotation 1.
[3] Annotation 2.