Monday, May 19, 2008

IT JUST FEELS GOOD

Sheila keeps on reading these articles about the quake in China and the bank killings in Laguna that one time I had to tell her that she's becoming an alarmist. My friend Andre would say, "if it's your time, it's your time." And I know Ben won't be caught dead in a massacre without looking scrubbed."Even in death, one must always look good", would most definitely be his spoken mantra.

What I would say to these would be "there are more important things for me right now than killings, deaths and massacres", like trying to get a copy of today's edition of Manila Times before it runs out from Bong - the ever-reliable, friendly Chinoy down the street selling dailies and race track results.

"Bosing, alam ko na kung bakit ka nandito. Heto, nakita ko ulit na nakasulat ka dito sa dyaryo oh," said he in his toothy smile paired with his slit eyes when he grins. "Nagtabi na ako ng kopya mo."

I thanked him as he gave me a bit soggy copy of the paper. "Sori ha. Natapunan ng kape," he said. I tried giving him the money for it but he refused saying I should keep my money dry instead.

I slowly leafed through the pages careful not to tear the wet sheets. Then I saw the article in the Lifestyle section. There it was... two of my works and some words thrown in about it.

Call me corny or what, but it still feels good to be written about.

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I got a text message from Sheila saying, "We don't have that paper in the office. Buy one and show me later."

Well love... here it is... :-)

Oh. And uhm, Thank You Rome. You rock dude. Hehehe...

13 comments:

Emma Marie Antoinette said...

WOW Daniel,CONGRATULATIONS, you're truly a star!I've been reading your blog and I agree with some of the comments, you should have it published!!!
From someone who used to be in the neighborhood, I can relate to your stories and even try to jiggle my memory if I met some of the characters. Keep on painting, writing...and dancing!!??!!CHEERS!!!

marga rodriguez said...

ang galing galing daniel! I hope tuloy tuloy na yung pasok ng projects and pag mount exhibits. Oh, by the way, try to give sa manila bulletin ng write up also. malaki yung slots na binibigay... Congrats!

Andre said...

up up and away :-)

Ebb Tide said...

Congratulations and more success in the future!

olive said...

congrats dan. star ka na naman!!! :) you are in the papers again. happiness!

Marcus: Bading Down Under said...

CONGRATULATIONS! WINNER!!!!

luna miranda said...

congratulations, daniel! pa-autograph naman!:D

the donG said...

galing! i like your style. how much does it cost if i ask you to make a portrait/caricature of me? i really like your art.

and congratulations! i hope i can feature you in my blog soon.

joelmcvie said...

CONGRATS! I remember seeing that article on the day it came out and me exclaiming to the others, "Hey, I know this guy!" =)

Masyadong busy ka na yata. Hindi ka na nagko-comment sa aming mga podcasts. =)

baby brian said...

hey, thanks for dropping by my blog. i hope you didn't get offended, if you are, my apology also. i can unpost it, and remain anonymous if you want to. just let me know.
take care.

eli said...

hi..nice artworks..nice stories. its really pleasure to meet an artist like you here on net. keep expressing your self through your art.

palma tayona said...

@ baby brian: on the contrary, i was very amused. :-) you spoke with frankness, it's cool. ;-)

palma tayona said...

@ eli : thanks!