favorite

looking at various profiles in social networking sites, i do notice that people can’t help but accumulate favorite things. They can have as much as twenty favorite movies, even more favorite music, the sheer volume of their favorite tv shows will make you wonder if they are permanently bolted onto the couch doomed to watch series after series of shows ’til eternal repose.

ours now is a world of indecision, where young people are exposed to a blitzkrieg of stimuli from all directions, flung into fields from a million different angles. we can aimlessly flick through a multitude of cable channels and sift through the richest mine of the continuously expanding cyberspace. if this is how pop culture molded us as individuals, of course it would be too mind-numbing to choose only one favorite.

strangely though, i can name just one single favorite of many items:

book: the passion by jeanette winterson

song: when smokey sings by abc

visual artist: michael parkes

movie: il postino (dammit, not the kevin costner fluke, please stop asking! i may be tacky sometimes, but i’m not that tacky!)

animated film: a chipmunk adventure

singer: madonna (hey, i’m a popster at heart, and nothing beats the madge. though this would have been a toss-up between her and michael jackson. until jacko turned wacko and disappointed us all)

band: beck (and the coolest website too)

girl group: pussycat dolls

food: tofu

drink: coca-cola

fragrance: lacoste pour femme

cigarettes: philip morris (so?! eh jologs ako, paki alam nyo? you’ll never see me spend more than 35 clams for these cancer-inducing bad habits)

apparel: tyler

and so many other things to which i’d give one (just one!)answer when asked what of it is my favorite. without batting an eyelash too. this proves how tenacious a stickler i am. how single-minded and focused, how zoned-in i can be. how fiercely loyal i am to certain brands (heck, even my underwear drawer strains under the weight of just one brand).

but for the life of me, i can’t seem to name just one single favorite color. and that had chief flying off the handle there. which is a different story for a different entry.

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5 Responses to “favorite”


  1. 1 ton August 16, 2008 at 6:11 am

    hindi ba “luxury” cigarettes naman ang PM? haha

    and Il Postino? what a cheeseball you are..

  2. 2 cat with the fiddle August 19, 2008 at 1:23 am

    hindi, hope yon… “the largest selling luxury cigarette” hahaha! incidentally, back up brand ko yon. gusto ko sana west ice pero leche ang mahal. lol

    yes, il postino. mas cheeseball kung sinabi ko the notebook o a walk to remember, di ba? but i haven’t even seen those, so, no…

  3. 3 dodo dayao September 17, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    “laregst selling luxury cigarette”. . .hehe.

    masarap ang hope. nung nagyoyosi pa ko, adik ako sa hope.

  4. 4 banzai cat October 21, 2008 at 6:37 am

    huy, 30 bucks marlboro softpack sa shopwise ha.

  5. 5 cat with the fiddle October 21, 2008 at 7:27 am

    haha, we are a bunch cheapskates. i used to always buy lucky strike, pero nag price increase sila… too bad.


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