Friday, February 29, 2008
Manila is brewing
Rallies,demonstrations, police, placards, slogans, effigies, marches, soldiers, politicians, soundbites, TV networks ...
It's a circus out there
To calm my nerves,
I always run to my favorite relatives
At their home which we fondly call 76
76 is a safehouse
A convening point for this side of the family
A place where all ages and all generations come together
From "lolos" to "apos" and all the in betweens
Female, male and whatever ...
Boyfriends, girlfriends, best friends, special friends, "friends only" , "friends na lang"
Visitors, neighbors, stray puppies
Happy, sad and the very "gay"
Where the bonds of our family strengthen to their maximum potential
It's a place where we all run ...
To find solace
To find company
To just be ...
Where we are all family
No matter what
It is a sanctuary ...
Here -one drowns in laughter, love and food
It is an open house for breakfast, lunch, meriendas and dinner
Tapa (the specialty of the house) - on 24 hour call
Couches ready to flop into
Widescreen TV, Nintendo and Magic Sing on the ready
Instant parties in the offing
Chismis sessions in real time
And a loving couple to welcome and host us all unconditionally ...at anytime
It is home ...
About a special place
And special people who make it all possible
Philip and Booboop (see video)
Because of you
And so do our lives ...
Thank you so much for everything.