Sunday, September 23, 2007

The Gospel According to John... Mayer

"So if you want Love, We'll make it.
Swimmin' a deep sea, of blankets,
Take all your big plans, and break 'em

This is bound to be a while..."-- Your Body is a Wonderland

I'm feeling really religious today. It's a sunday. so while your Mom is still in bed this morning, I read her some religious biblical passages to show her that I'm not the hedonistic sybarite that she thinks I am. Actually, I made her read them to me:

"Thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck... The joints of thy thighs are like jewels, the work of the hands of a cunning workman... Thy navel is like a round goblet, which wanteth not liquor... thy breasts to clusters of grapes... And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine for my beloved, that goeth down sweetly, causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak..."

--Song of Solomon

Friday, September 21, 2007


Dear Sage, there are only two days in a year when the length of Night and Day are almost exactly the same (12 hours each). The first is on every March 20 and is called Vernal Equinox, and the second is on the 22nd of September. it's called Autumnal Equinox.

Bukas, Autumnal Equinox. It is also your school's Family day.


Sunday, September 09, 2007

Save the Cheerleader, Save the World

Dear Sage, Katatapos nyo lang panoorin ni Sexy ang last episode ng first season ng "Heroes."
I usually sleep through it when you watch it (you've been watching it since a month ago). Your story-telling skill is approaching that of adults. You give your mom the synopsis when she misses an episode.

I caught the last few scenes. Maganda yung sinabi ni Nathan Petrelli:

"The future isn't written in stone."

I heard that line before in another movie. Lawrence of Arabia. When he came back after rescuing from the desert an Arab militia man given up for dead by the superstitious tribesmen, he looked them in the eye and told them with cold steel in his breath.

"Nothing is written."

at sya nga pala, sa "Terminator 2: Judgement Day" din. Instead of surrendering to the assumed inevitable, the character of Linda Hamilton decided to kick ass to save the future-- and she did it.

that's why dont believe manghuhulas like that loonie madame auring and jaime lichauco and rene mariano. okay?

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Bye Budapest!

Dear Kids, Your Mommy Ayheen was supposed to attend the IPNA convention in Budapest. But there was a SNAFU committed by the travel agency. The promised VISAs were never issued to them on time. We're really pissed with that agency. But atleast we get to have her to ourselves instead of being thousands of miles away from us, eh? Instead of turning this into a rant against PanMalayan (oops, I slipped) I just want to remember what I was looking forward to when your Mom was about to leave (No Sngl, it's not the chance to finally go to Pegasus). Actually, it was the chance to be at the airport terminal to welcome her back from her trip.

A few days ago, Pretty Tin reminded me of a movie I saw with your Mom. It was an ensemble piece entitled "Love Actually" (I'm sure there has to be a comma there somewhere). Anyway, during the opening scene, Hugh Grant was narrating over an airport scene full of people ecstatically greeting and hugging their loved ones who just got off the plane. He played the english Prime Minister who said that when his Job takes a toll on his sanity, he remembers those scenes from the airport. Then he concluded that Love is actually all around us.

Your Mom and I had the chance to be in the airport arrival terminal either as the one getting off the plane or the one waiting outside to be the first to glimpse the other after a long absence. It's really a spectacular feeling to see her after her trip-- Just like the feeling she felt when she welcomed me after mine. I'm sure that feeling is shared by so many people in that place. and that feeling, of being surrounded by a horde of people with only LOVE in their hearts, is very palpable only in very few places apart from an airport's arrival terminal.

Maybe next time we'll get to see again the thrill and sweet anticipation on the faces of people waiting for their beloved in an International Airport's Arrival Terminal so that I could show you that Love is trully, Actually, Literally all around us.

But next time, we will surely get the services of a different Travel Agency.

Letters to my kids about their childhood adventures

To Sage, Sabe, Sade & 3Stan

To Sage, Sabe, Sade & 3Stan