spreading the sky

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


I have a friend and her name is Desire.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Oscar Speech

School is finally over and I feel that I've just won an Oscar. Anyhoo, like all Oscar speeches, I need to make a list of people to thank.

(clap, clap, clap)

My life in that Ateneo wouldnt be possible without God. Of course, no Oscar sppech is ever complete without him in it. I'd also like to thank my parents for sending me to the Ateneo. Special thanks goes out to my Mom because had she not been working so hard all these years, I wouldnt have gotten the big ass tuition discount that made finances so much easier. I'd also like to thank all my adoring fans (my lit blockmates) for all the insanity. The whole English Department is a crazy bunch of people who make the world a better place to live in. And there's also my barkada from Euro, collectively known as jerbies. Thanks guys for all the moral support, all the inumans, all the gimiks that were a smash, all the gimiks that flopped, and all the panlalait. The human race is never safe while we are around.

Individual shoutouts this time. First to Max Pulan: god of lit crit, mountain man, bomb builder, and most of all, a teacher in the cura personalis way (although he would vehemently disagree). Next to Mom Rica: Western Lit teacher, hot thesis mama, manic psycho, and just a lovable person through and through. Gad Lim: my personal mentor/tormentor, the guy who got me hooked on to writing, and a very patient critic and reader of even my most horrible works. Dr. Clamor: my favorite theology teacher who really inspires me to be a good person, the name teacher was really meant for people like her. Dr. Garcia: wine and cheese, the true life is elsewhere, making my soul lose sight of familiar shores in order to see the stars.

So many more need to be thanked, but due to the limited space I really cant mention all. I think the perfect way to end is to end with a philo lesson, since philo is at the heart of Ateneo education. Because I cant thank everyone I need to, I will once again thank God. If Marcel told his readers that the best way to hope is to "hope in Thee for us" I will take it a step further. I thank the eternal Thou, for the pleasure of being with, crying with, and laughing with, the us.