Feeling Blah, Short Stories

Si Lola at ang mga Itlog

***Mga kwentong di ko inakala mangyayari sa totoong buhay, di ko inasahan, di ko pinlano, di ko din ginusto pero nangyari at tingin ko, di ko kaya sarilinin kaya, basa!

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Sa Puregold. Ang sama ng tingin sakin nung 2 crew sa grocery! Yung tinging pang basher at medyo nakaka bully. Tinanong ko lang nmn sila,

“Kuya, nasan po ang itlog nyo?”

“Hindi ko alam“, sabi nun isa. Ayyy, attitude! Yung isa pakiwari ko inirapan pa ko. Mga baklang tooow! Hindi na nga sila nakatulong sila pa may gana magalit! Di ka ba mahal ng mama mo? May issue ka ba sa kin, kuya?! Hater ka?! Dami nag process agad sa utak ko. Baka naman bad trip lang, mali ang gising o malamig na kape ang nainom o baka nagamugan. Hehe. Pero kasi kapag nasa customer service ka dapat walang puwang ang mood swing at personal issues mo sa buhay.

“Hmp!”, himutok ko habang papunta sa sulok. Baka andun ang mga itlog! Egg hunting at Puregold, literal! At di nga ako nagkamali, Ayuuuun! Nasa sulok nga ang mga kaitlogan! May itlog na pula, may brown egg, may itlog ng pugo, at itlog na puti na puro small sizes. Kailangan ko medium pero keribels, kumuha nalang ako ng isang tray.

Itinadhana ata nakita ko ulit yun 2 suplado nun nasa counter na ko, di ko matiis hindi sila iinform. Umaasa din kasi ako na baka may pusong mapagkawang gawa, hinanap para sa kin, o baka lang may initiative sila alamin kung nasaan para sa mga maghahanap in the future.

“Kuya!” sigaw ko.

“Nakita ko na itlog nyo, ang liliit pala!”

Sabay kaway then, “Salamat!”

Dalawa na sila umirap! Synchronized!

Yung matanda sa likod ko sa pila, sinilip pa yung hawak kong 1 dosenang itlog!

“Maliliit nga ang mga jaskeng itlong ng mga yan! Di ka maliligayahan” bulong ni lola.

Napangiti nalang ako.

Age comes wisdom, naniniwala ako kay lola!

Happy Easter Sunday, people of the world!

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Feeling Blah

Have you seen Game of Thrones yet?!

It’s okay darling, I haven’t seen any of Probinsyano and Halik, too. Not one single episode. And I still feel normal. And I don’t hold it against those who love it. Because at the end of the day, I ain’t the one paying their electric bills.

There’s nothing wrong with this statement some would say because if you read it, one is just stating a fact; one’s reality. But what makes this wrong is when it sounds like a humble brag. When the intent to belittle someone is as loud as imposing how she lives her life productively. That makes this statement wrong in a certain level, my friend.

I am not offended just because I’m a GOT fan, but it’s how people attack people now a days by the choices they make. We fought for freedom yet we can’t be liberal about our choices. We use our right to speak to scrutinise others because of their color, gender, taste preference. What about respect? Compassion?

Nothing in the world gives one the authority to make others feel inferior by the choices they make because there will always be something in them that you might don’t have or you might can’t afford. As everything in Earth is a matter of twists and turns. And we humans have ups and downs. Life is short for everything to last. We are all temporal.

You can compare all you want. But do not impose. Or try to step on other people just because you think you’re more successful, or you’re a lot happier or you have better judgements.

Let me share with you what I have learned from my Philosophy subjects when I was in college;

    Success is just a state of mind.
    There is no such thing as absolute happiness.
    Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind, says Kant.
    Everything is subjective.
    Know thyself
    Pornography is not an art.
    No ID No Entry

A fitting reflection for Holy Week.

PS.

I haven’t seen the S8Ep1 yet. And here, I still feel normal.