I don’t usually get to talk to anyone these days, unlike in the past three years when you only need to bring a pack of MSD to the callroom and everyone would chat away and there would be loads of stories to embellish and blog about. Even Uni-Horned Beef Jerky Alanis Whore, whose cubicle (yes, cubicle, not clinic desk or anything, but cubicle, because we are soul-less automatons) is just beside mine, rarely gets to make kwento. In many instances when we get a chance the opening line would be something like this, “May kwento nga pala ako, nakakatawa, four days ago…. pero four days ago pa yun, di na relevant ngayon.” Hence instead of stories I have sound bites, yes, sound bites, so here are my top sound bites of the recent weeks. Most of them are of the nega variety, so if you have positive sound bites of the Coelho sorts throw them in.
On ennui and pagmamabagal
“Kakapasok ko lang din. Wala na talaga ako gana. Beyond toys and gadgets na ang kalungkutan ko.”
On poverty and subverting Wow Ulam-ing
“May sweet sour meatballs dito sa Jollibee. 39 pesos. It’s da best. Aabot hanggang friday, one ball a day.”