Monthly Archive: November 2004

Walking Is Good For The Heart

“Maglalakad lang ba ulit tayo?” Tanong ko sa ‘yo nung pauwi na tayo galing class. “Oo naman,” Naglalakad ka na bago ka magbigay ng sagot, kasunod ang walang kamatayan mong linya, “Walking is good for the heart.” Nagreklamo ako, “Nakakatamad!” Pero sumunod din naman ako sa paglakad mo. “Alam mo, mas masaya maglakad.” “Sabi mo e.” “Hindi nga!” Ang tawa mo, “Una–“ Unahan na kita, …

Let’s Go

This story is about you and that boy. The boy with the dreamy brown eyes who looked at you with so much melancholy on those lazy afternoons you shared back in the past. He made you coffee and cooked dinner for you. He would lend you his big shirts when you came over for barbecue parties, shirts which were so comfortable you would have liked …

All I Really Need To Know, I Learned From Shoes

In my previous article, I wrote about the lessons that I learned from kakikayan. The nail polish taught me that everything in this world is temporary. A pair of shoes made me realize that I shouldn’t settle and I learned from a beaded anklet that you can’t force something or someone to be what it/he/she isn’t supposed to be. Because there is a “not-so-little” Imelda in me, …

Absolutely Unmixed Attention

IN HIS BOOK Letters to Malcolm, Christian apologist and literary critic C.S. Lewis writes that for most people, prayer is an unpleasant duty they are often reluctant to begin but happy to finish. Indeed, for people reared in the realm of the rational, prayer is a discomfiting experience better consigned to the innocence of childhood than to the banal awakenings of adulthood. Yet for the Christian, …

MRT 2

Dati-rati isa lang ang tren na nasasakyan natin pero doon ka at dito ako. Ngayon andito ako’t nakaupo habang ikaw ay nakatayo sa harap ko, bitbit pa ang gamit ko. Hangswit! Dati-rati kasunod mo lang ako sa pila habang tinitigan ang likod mo, inaamoy ang pabango mo, kinaiinggitan ang tiket na hawak mo. Ngayon mas matagal mo nang hawak ang kamay ko kesa sa tiket. …

Absolutely Unmixed Attention

IN HIS BOOK Letters to Malcolm, Christian apologist and literary critic C.S. Lewis writes that for most people, prayer is an unpleasant duty they are often reluctant to begin but happy to finish. Indeed, for people reared in the realm of the rational, prayer is a discomfiting experience better consigned to the innocence of childhood than to the banal awakenings of adulthood. Yet for the Christian, …