Sunday, September 16, 2007

Nine Days Later

It has been nine days since my last post and this blog needs updating.

On Singapore: Nothing official yet. But faith tells me everything will fall into place soon. I have spent the last nine days working on getting my pictures taken and acquiring videos of my previous hosting jobs. All this for a possible hosting and event management stint abroad. I'm not sure if I am the type they're looking for but will not miss the chance to find out. And then there is the magazine job I am waiting to fill. In the meantime, I keep exploring, keep sending, and keep asking.

On work: Today I came from a long and tough shoot for the new program we are working on. We had our first on-ground event and went on to shoot the OBB. Met with my hosts for the first time and had a blast working with the staff. Four days ago, I went back to work after my 3-week leave. It was a drag to do the same things over again. This reaffirmed my decision to seek other opportunities. Last Friday, I wrote and signed my resignation letter and gave it to my assistant for processing. Took a big leap with that and I can't wait to land.

On friends: Last night, I went to the birthday party of a very good friend, then went on to see other friends at a bar before going to the OBB shoot this morning. I have been going out a lot in the last couple of months. I have met so many new friends and have reconnected with old ones I have not seen or been with for a long time. In a way, I have seen the world expand. I have seen it contract as well, discovering some of the oddest connections between old friends and new friends, realizing how small the world really is.

On love: I formally met him 3 weeks ago at my favorite bar, but for the longest time he has intrigued me with his I-couldn't-care-less-about-you attitude. He was obviously well-known and well-loved at the bar. The hosts would acknowledge him everytime he arrived and I would see him going around talking to all the different groups of guests present. But he never came and talked to us. I would see him lugging around his digital SLR taking photographs of people and events, but he never took ours. He was always the big shot that knew everyone except us. Being the proud Leo that I am, I resolved then to just ignore and let him be and never make the first move. Three weeks ago, he finally came over and made small talk with us - well, not us really, just with my friend Single Fish. He was with one of his many posses, seated at the table behind us. I went to the wash room and came back to find them talking. I took my seat and waited for an opportune time to join in the conversation. One failed love, a failed date and a week later, the air was clear. We have been dating since and I am resolved to pursue this wherever this leads.

Prue, Piper, Paige: Thanks for always reminding and encouraging me to write. I will make as much time as I could for this, and for our projects together.

Betblog: Keep blogging. I always visit your site.

Kutilpa: I will copyfurnish you the letter I am sending Andrew. I will see you in Singapore soon.

Single Fish: I'm investing a lot of time on M right now. I know you understand. Let's go out soon. I will make time.


  1. NOW YOU'RE TALKING! missed reading ur posts, it's great ur back!
    good luck on love...may "R" find the goodness of your heart and the excitement u can bring to his life.
    good luck on work...may you find fulfillment in your present and future endeavors.Go Leo!:)

  2. Haaay! finally... some sensible blog i can read!! my ghaaad!
    Welcome back! i like your pace though...
    not overdone.
    not over reacting.
    This one i cannot roll my eyes on! :p

    Me...busy busy busy

    ...see you around. :)

  3. @wyatt more entries more entries, go go go!

    @paige hindi lang R, may M na tsaka may X,Y Z!

    @betblog wat about reacting to my request. 16,2k before oct 1 gab's tuition, 1.5k for school bus. hmmmm. do it before i roll my eyes =) weheheheh.

  4. @piper> saw it, saw it.. busy busy..
    Bat parang ang sarap magcomment dito?? you agree??
    Hey everybody!! dito tayo comment lahat!!! busy may-ari ng blog!!

  5. wait...this is long overdue! i meant "M" not "R"...anyway, dami na nangyari as u said, so bury his memory as well.


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The Chronicler's Creed

Where there's water and sun, where there are friends to see or new people to meet, where there's something new to learn, experience, or do, where there's life, there I will be.


Y fue a esa edad... Llegó la poesía
a buscarme. No sé, no sé de dónde
salió, de invierno o río.
No sé cómo ni cuándo,
no, no eran voces, no eran
palabras, ni silencio,
pero desde una calle me llamaba,
desde las ramas de la noche,
de pronto entre los otros,
entre fuegos violentos
o regresando solo,
allí estaba sin rostro
y me tocaba.

And it was at that age... Poetry arrived
in search of me. I do not know, I do not know where
it came from, from winter or a river.
I do not know how or when,
no, they were not voices, they were not
words, nor silence,
but from a street I was summoned,
from the branches of night,
abruptly from the others,
among violent fires
or returning alone,
there I was without a face
and it touched me.

- An excerpt from LA POESÍA (Poetry) by Pablo Neruda