Default Setting: Solo

Kiss January goodbye and welcome to the dreadful Valentines month of February.  It is so awful the level of ghastliness (especially the 14th day) can be compared to Black Saturday when Jesus is dead, the Halloween, the Day of the Dead, the Bombing of Pearl Harbor and the day the Jews were burned to death by the Nazis rolled into one.

I may feel vileness in the air this time of the year but the whole world loves February.  It is the month the world’s population observes the ultimate celebration of love towards someone they adore.  But for me, I find February to be something gruesome.  It is because it is the month when I am kept reminded of my heart’s, seem to be perpetual, default setting: solo, alone, by myself, solitary, unaccompanied, SINGLE.

solo

solo

Though I don’t like February, I would still like to believe that Love at any day or time of the year and no matter what its form is an antidote to all the bad stuff that life throws at us.  Perpetual singlehood may be harder and my default setting for quite a considerable time already, believe me, I still consider Love as a great source of happiness, comfort and safety.  It eliminates fear.  Everything else fails in comparison to love.

Sige na! Kayo na ang maganda! Kayo na ang maligaya!

A Song For The Person At The Final Gate Of The Last Mushroom Kingdom

It’s eight in the evening on a Thursday.  I am (again) alone with no intentions of doing anything except think of the last couple of decades.  Yeah, in the last couple of decades, I did not seem to have encountered the right timing for me to meet my supposed correct and destined significant other.

It may have been a lifetime, but this will not discourage me from constantly praying and hoping that the right one, in God’s beautiful time will simply arrive. And yes I guess, when it comes to love — same as when buying ice cream — some actually prefer to wait in line even if they can get the same thing from another store without queuing.

But waiting and working on this for the last couple of years seem to become quite more of a difficult task.  Each time I got to meet someone, work on a possible connection and ends up with nothing was like playing Super Mario Brothers all over again.  I was like the Mario (of the Nintendo arcade game) jumping on top of Koopa Troopas, breaking bricks and climbing flag poles, crawling through sewages and kicking Goombas only to be told at the end gate of the Mushroom Kingdom that the person I am looking for is in another castle.

And yet, may I already be on the latest Super Mario Galaxy Deluxe version or not in the stage of my life, I will not stop playing.  I will never stop wishing, I will never cease finding and I will never tire hoping until I meet that partner who is meant for me at the ultimate and final gate of the Mushroom Kingdom.

And when I got to meet that person at the final gate of the last Mushroom Kingdom I will definitely gonna sing this song…

ken ay bi yor…

 

Two Glances and a Pinch

Two glances and a pinch is what made my day today.  These very simple acts are the movements I made that totally made my day different from the rest of the days that has passed.  I know that such is a silly thought for such an old soul like me.  But today I was feeling like I’m in my first few weeks of high school, shivering and shuddering because of an absurd chance of mingling with a person of infatuation.

The Christmas Season has passed, a new year is on a roll and last year’s events and highlights are now officially a memory.  But today is some kind of a different highlight.  I received two short glances from the person I have been thinking, wishing and praying for and that I got to give a light pinch to that person’s arm before I walked away.

Walking away, I felt the electric current in my right hand.  The lucky hand that pinched the arm of my object of infatuation.  And as I walked away, I felt my left hand being so jealous of my right hand.  And while I walk away, I can feel my lips curving into a happy shape known by all as ‘smile’.

While the electricity in my right hand starts to wane as I walk away, I wanted to let everyone near me to hear me shouting, “Hello, all of you!  It’s a beautiful day! A perfect day! A day of possibility!”love photo

Santa Maria!!! Salamat!

I Lava LAVA

super lavet!

super lavet! (btw, images in this post are not mine)

My most previous post is about how I loved and enjoyed the movie Inside Out.  But I could not stop myself from writing about another reason why people should see this new Pixar animation.  It is because of the equally adorable short film which was featured prior to the main movie.  It’s entitled Lava.

I was totally clueless when the short film started.  I thought it was just one of the movie trailers or previews.  But as the film continues with its charming music and unique love story, I eventually found myself so engaged with this impressive short film.

The short is about a volcano all alone in the middle of the sea longing to meet another volcano he would love.  But since he’s stuck and could not move, all he could do until he grows old to the brink of extinction and nearly submerged under the sea was to sing a song about his dream of meeting a volcano he could love.  He however doesn’t know that deep beneath the sea is a female volcano who hears his singing every day.  This lady volcano knows that she is the one that the male volcano was longing for.

mr. volcano

mr. volcano

lady volcano

lady volcano

But when a colossal shaking of the earth occurred, the female volcano emerged above the sea level.  But she emerged facing the wrong way!  The male volcano was at her back!  The male volcano noticed the new, high and lovey lady volcano, but could no longer sing because his mouth is already submerged in water.  He could not also be seen by the lady volcano for she emerged above water facing the wrong way.  Until a great storm came and have the male volcano gone totally submerged underwater.

While underwater, the male volcano could hear the lady volcano singing his very song of hope.  He was happy and knew that the volcano he was longing for was already up above the water.  But the problem is, he is down submerged under water.

Until another mighty shaking and rumbling of the earth happened and the male volcano was pushed up above the water.  Now both of them were above water and was actually positioned side by side seeing each other!  Now both are singing a new song.  This time, it is about having their wish coming true and that is to grow old together as two loving volcanoes.

Here’s the adorable storyteller of a song…

It sent shivers down my spine when the male lava has grown old and when the female volcano emerged from under the sea facing the other way.  I was screaming in my mind “Goodness! Why are you facing the other way?”

But when both volcanoes eventually found each other, I was tearing already.  Good thing, me and my family chose to watch the 3-D version.  I was already wearing the 3-D glasses that’s why my relatives could not see me crying! Hahaha!

Aside from the adorable song, what I loved most about this short is the simplicity of the story.  Maybe I am already so complicated that is why seeing something simple is so great for me. For me, Lava is a beautiful and moving short film.  Those who won’t be moved by this film may literally need lots of super hot lava so as to melt their heart of stone.

Ang ganda! Parang gusto ko tuloy maging bulkan. Hahaha!

They’ll Never Love You Like I Can

love photo

Having so much love to give that is already spilling out of the brim yet no one wants to take is the most pathetic feeling.  This is according to last Friday’s episode of Forevermore, a Filipino TV series shown nightly.

I guess I would have to agree on it for I have been experiencing the same for the last 22 million years.  But still I’m hopeful that my patience will pay off and my waiting to give away love will pass like what a bad season does.

While patiently waiting, I am singing Sam Smith’s latest single entitled Like I Can

Antay antay lang…

Super Love Super Love

The mighty Dami Army must be very happy today.  This is because today is the day the fresh new single of Dami Im has been released entitled Super Love.  Being a self-confessed member of the Dami Army (I follow her in Facebook), I myself has excitedly been looking forward to this new super upbeat of a song.

The message is positive, the tune is catchy, the singer is remarkably charming and talented.  What I particularly like about the fun and fabulous video was the diversity of human race that was featured being touched by a super hero played by Dami who chants “nothing can bring us down, we got the super love”.  While my favorite line of the song would be, “I wanna breathe you in and never breathe you out”.  That is just boom brilliant!!!

This song will definitely be the constant tune inside my house for the next several days! Super Love it!

Katulad ng palaman lang sa tinapay, Spred da Super Lab!