Room 1404, 13th Floor

The circus is rampaging inside my head. The elephants are tap dancing and the acrobats are flying, and Bayani Fernando is singing the opera in a tutu while dancing the cancan. I am pressed to a corner of my overcrowded skull, standing quietly on the off chance the circus won’t know I’m in town. Then the doorbell rings, the fireworks explode behind my eyes, and I stagger to the door and politely tell housekeeping to go away.
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Sep 28, 2008 under General | no comment

Caught

It rained Tuesday. It was the sort of day that had vendors standing underneath the pink-and-blue overpasses, selling thin P100-apiece umbrellas to soaking pedestrians. On that day, Court of Appeals Justice Vicente Roxas was found “dishonest and untruthful” and was removed from his post because of his “undue interest” in the Meralco case against the Government Service Insurance System. On that day, Sept. 9, two congressmen were convicted of corruption, 21 were killed in a landslide in Compostela Valley, four Caloocan houses were ravaged by flood, and the website Star-mo-meter chose Angel Locsin as the most beautiful Filipina over her dimpled, hip-slinging rival in GMA7.
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Sep 14, 2008 under Politics | no comment