Monday, August 25, 2008 - 12:15 AM
nobody could ever REALLY tell if you're lying, except you.
Richard North Patterson's 'SILENT WITNESS' is a story about Tony Lord and how he managed to go on with his life, with practically all of the people in his hometown thinking that he was the murderer of Alison Taylor, the girl he loved.
Of course, he's the only one who KNOWS he's innocent, since the police were not able to find other suspects, plus the fact that Tony was the first person seen near Alison's corpse. The people who cared could only assume that Tony was innocent.
27 years after Alison Taylor's death, Tony comes back to his hometown to defend Sam Robb, his best friend/rival against a charge of homicide, which is cunningly similar to his case before. Lord will discover things too disturbing to ignore, like the eerie fact that the past has a way of repeating itself... even in murder.
The book ain't new, in fact it was published round October 1997, but this is the last book I've read, and the first book I've read that includes a courtroom drama. Lemme tell you one thing: nice!
This book got me reading all day, tas nilalamig pa kamay ko because of the intensity of the scenes (i don't even know if i used the correct words there... what the heck).
"...Once you start lying to someone you love, it's like you're alone, watching them through a window you put there yourself..."
When all the world looks at you with judging eyes, when everybody hates you for something you didn't do, you'll realize that you're the only one that genuinely knows you're innocent. And when the people you care for belives in you, if they take you in when nobody else won't, you'll find that nothing else really matter. But that doesn't mean you can lie to them. If you do, that'll make you nothing else but a piece of filth, useless and disgusting.
"....as they say, tomorrow is the first day of the rest of our life."
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
- 4:29 PM
like this is sooo funny, you know, nakakatawa? :)
this is a repost. it's so funny i have to share it to you guys.
rock rock sa air, ang ma-hit don't make galit. ü
(taken from The La Sallian-Menagerie)
Conyo here, conyo there, conyo everywhere! Here at La Salle, conyospeak has become an unofficial language as a good chunk of the student body knows, or maybe even mastered the socialite tongue. However, one must never forget the basics of the conyo and we thusly bring you: The Ten Conyomandments.
1. Thou shall make gamit "make+pandiwa".
"Let's make pasok na to our class!"
"Wait lang! I'm making kain pa!"
"Come on na, we can't make hintay anymore! It's in Andrew pa, you know?"
2. Thou shall make kalat "noh", "diba" and "eh" in your pangungusap.
"I don't like to make lakad in the baha nga, no? Eh diba it's like, so eew, diba?"
"What ba: stop nga being maarte noh?"
"Eh as if you want naman also, diba?"
3. When making describe a whatever, always say "It's SO" pang-uri!
"It's so malaki, you know, and so mainit!"
"I know right? So sarap nga, eh!"
"You're making me inggit naman.. I'll make bili nga my own burger."
4. When you are lalaki, make parang punctuation "dude", 'tsong" or "pare"
"Dude, ENGANAL is so hirap, pare."
"I know, tsong, I got bagsak nga in quiz one, eh"
5. Thou shall know you know? I know right!
"My bag is so bigat today, you know"
"I know, right! We have to make dala pa kasi the jumbo Physics book eh!"
6. Make gawa the plural of pangngalans like in English or Spanish.
"I have so many tigyawats, oh!"
7. Like, when you can make kaya, always use like. Like, I know right?
"Like, it's so init naman!"
"Yah! The aircon, it's, like sira!"
8. Make yourself feel so galing by translating the last word of your sentence, you know, your pangungusap?
"Kakainis naman in the LRT! How plenty tao, you know, people?"
"It's so tight nga there, eh, you know, masikip?"
9. Make gamit of plenty abbreviations, you know, daglat?"
"Like, OMG! It's like traffic sa LRT"
"I know right? It's so kaka!"
10. Make gamit the pinakamaarte voice and pronunciation you have para full effect!
"I'm, like, making aral at the Arrhneo!"
"Me naman, I'm from Lazzahl!"
Saturday, August 09, 2008
- 7:10 PM
funny letter. revived.
everybody needs a good laugh. and this letter was brought up in training. ok people, start laughing.
The following is a letter found at a certain bar in Manila and has been preserved in its original, unedited form. Enjoy reading and you may try direct translation in Tagalog.
In any case, you'd probably have to be an expert in your own right to write like this!
I am not surprise or wander why Dennis leave you.
What reason you can think about but you're very fat body. I thought before that Dennis only use me to his toy but sooner and later I'm realize that he really can't not beared or stomached to be with you anymore because at first,Dennis say he could not stand you're habit of making pakialam all his walks [lakad] and always calling to their house what he go home or this or that and then he say he get ashame to met iether in school or in his family and then asking you to exercise you're very very ,very fat body but you hate it thoughth your the most preetiest girls he knows about what do you think you are "Beautiful Girl " of Jose Marie Chan even you are beautiful face to your think) you do not have the right to called me whatsoever or else different name one time or the other for the real purposed to insults my personality because I'm never call you names iether in the front of Dennis or in the backs of Dennis, but if you start already to calling me different name, I don't have any other choice but to call you other different name to like you are a PIG, FAT, OBESSED, OVERWIGHT, AND UGLY SHAPE girl. Shame to you're body that is to a BUDING. You can't not blame Dennis for exchanging you to me because I am the more sexier than you when you look to us in the mirror. I'm repeat again that you are like Ike Lozada when she is a girl.
FROM: THE SEXIEST GIRL OF D.M.
P.S. You say that I'm the bad breathe but who is Dennis want to kissed. Me or you? You or me? And the final is me.
There you go.
hahaha. panalo. till next. ingat kayo sa mga walks nyo.
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
- 5:52 AM
random halo-halo... again.
it's been soooooooo long since i last blogged. prolly because there's nothing much to blog about. err... nah. tamad lang ako talaga.
ayun, since am here now, lemme try to write as much as i can before my ideas leave me or bago pa ko tamarin ulit.
the first week of our voice and accent training just started. yes, i am no longer a bum. *cue cheering voices* i am officially working for jp morgan chase, somewhere in makati. now they told us that we'd better be discreet about our job and other information. praning, i know. but i guess they're just looking after our safety and other good shit.
anyway, it'll be my 2nd day of work later. so far nagugustuhan ko naman mga tao sa paligid ko at work. the trainer is witty. though there are two other trainers na ang soul purpose lang sa buhay nila ay tumango pag may sinabi si witty trainer tsaka magtanong sa likod kung naririnig ba namin yung nagsasalita sa harap.
fun part last night was the pre-assessment. we stand in front of 20 people (17 classmates plus the 3 trainers), bibigyan ka ng topic that's uber weird and you have to talk for how many minutes about it. some fun topics/questions were 'you are an ant, convince an ant eater to not eat you', 'read a letter that you would send home if you are in a circus training camp' and 'how would you modify a snail so that it'll be faster'. mine was 'create a myth about why the pellican's beak is so big.'
more like nagtatampo. nagtatampo ako sa mga search engines sa buong cyber space.
dati, pag may di ako alam, mag iinternet lang ako at presto, alam ko na kahit papaano yung gusto kong alamin. never fails. enter father james reuter and the cathedral players.
sila ang sinisearch ng kapatid ko sa net one time, at medyo hindi nya makita. at dahil may tiwala ako sa internet at sa sarili ko, nagvolunteer ako na ako na ang maghahanap. naupo ako sa harap ng pc, and started the search. and i searched. and searched. and searched. and searched. and sear.. ampotah yan. wala. wala talaga. at nafrustrate ako kasi di naibigay ng internet ang hanap ko. grrr. grrr. grrr.
i went out and started fiddling with my phone. aa, mas madali pang i-compose from scratch sa phone ang 'Sound of Music' kesa hanapin yang cathedral cathedral na yan eh.
naniniwala akong mali ang information na binigay ng nagpapasearch, yung prof ng kapatid ko or yung classmate nya. kasi ayokong maniwalang binigo ako ng google at ng yahoo search. kahit wiki binigo ako.
tsaka meron pang isa. pede ba, hindi kasama sa sekswalidad ng tao ang metrosexual, at least sa gender preferences. ang alam ko lang kasi, para sakin ha, ang basics nyan ay ang heterosexual at ang homosexual. tapos tsaka sya magbabrach out. pero walang kinalaman ang metrosexual dito.
ayon sa dictionary.com ang metrosexual ay:
a heterosexual male who has a strong aesthetic sense and inordinate interest in appearance and style, similar to that of homosexual males
ayon naman sa urbandictionary.com ito ay:
Modern enlightened, sort of rennasance man. Secure and confident, capable and cool, typically well educated and stylish. Heterosexual with a twist, not gay by any means, but he probally has a few gay friends, and can easily be mistaken for gay by rednecks and jock types. The only straight guy in a fabric store or antique shop who is not being dragged there by a woman.
so there. naiinis lang kaso ako. gago bobo tanga grrness. ayun. anti karma sana.