via crusis and much more (from my old neglected blog too)

all of a sudden, i find myself dredging all these deep-seated memories as if i’m moving on to the afterlife. i realized i maintained my old blog for about two years, and this one here is almost two years old itself. i hope i don’t get too bored now.

the homestead has been a venue for holy week discussions these past few days, and we all know that that season is better known for its vacation value than its religious significance. i can’t wait to fly my ex-pat to the province to witness the procession. our family has been the sponsor of the scourging at the pillar image for decades now (i believe my earliest memory of provincial life involves romans with thorny branches for whips), laboring over flowers and crepe paper ribbons on that g.i. caroza, sculpted in ways to make it look as if there are filigree designs along its faces. but more days are spent just scattering ourselves along the stretch of white sand beaches, or walking down that unfinished bridge that meant to connect our town to the next island.

2005 holy week though was  a little less than memorable, so i was quite glad to see i committed the droll events to cyberspace. at least now i remember how alone i was.

via cruzis and much more

there is no week more puzzling than holy week. people of polar opposites make for their own pains and pleasures in colliding worlds. the joyful holies of last year’s advent make up for their excesses, the overstimulation of gustatory senses last christmas by starving themselves for lent. the family-disoriented teenagers who embarrassed their parents (and vice-versa) over noche buena let loose their heathen beasts and indulge in dionysiac frenzies in overcrowded beaches. as for me, i fitted myself in dimly-lit cafe corners and smoky sports restaurants, laptop in tote and notebook on hand to create excel-based files of training monitoring sheets and license tracking records. i have booked five lunch/dinner meetings with candidate leaders for next week and i did the honors of conducting the preliminary interviews and backgroud checks.

i visited my brother’s girlfriend in the hospital. i brought fruits — she has massive internal head injury and wasn’t her usual self until a couple of days ago. i have finally met someone with extensive amnesia after years of ridiculing telenovelas whose heroines inevitably lose their memories after a little bump in the head. her memories are coming back piece by piece after weeks in intensive care — anyway, i went over the mile-long printer feed SOA of medical bills which amounted to well over a hundred thousand already (but the treatments are still far from over), and oriented her folks on how to facilitate a hospital and accident claim on her insurance which she fortunately purchased just last december. she’s covered by the company i worked for not more than three weeks ago; at least at that rate, i could extend assistance on administering policyowner service.

i have purchased vitamins and medicines for our three adopted stray cats who all seem to be stricken with a virus that makes their eyes water and their mouths froth. and i kept bills for the dogs. i have scheduled two of the cats for neutering. our home service vet has procured diagnostic results of their blood samples. i adopted another cat, some sort of mangy half-breed siamese (replete with the tabby points and blue eyes), i bet some bastard of a full-breed propagating his species among strays, but it ran away. i think he walked back to crossroads where i lifted him off the ground. our vet said cats walk “back home” within a 5-km radius. crossroads is less than 5 km away from our house.

i watched 6 dvd movies plus britney’s las vegas concert in the last two late nights and early mornings. today, i have been to an accessories manufacturer with designs in mind for a pair of chandelier earrings i plan to don for a wedding in about three weeks. as soon as i log out, i’m heading to the dress shop to have a dress made for the same wedding, something i designed this morning.

i have to do something about all this spare time.

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7 Responses to “via crusis and much more (from my old neglected blog too)”


  1. 1 shan March 19, 2009 at 7:13 am

    Suddenly, I miss my Lola’s house in Albay where, as a child, I would spend Holy Week. Now, she’s gone, and the house, too.
    😦

  2. 2 wonker March 19, 2009 at 8:31 am

    Interesting blog, I’ll try and spread the word.

  3. 3 sherwin March 19, 2009 at 10:18 am

    have you also noticed how good telenovela characters climb the corporate ladder? A few dozen episodes and they’re sure to be promoted from clerical job to becoming the owner of the company they work for! Please tell me when you learn of something like this happening in real life. 🙂 I hope your friend gets well sooner!

    ey, cat with the fiddle, it’s me sherwin of mefindhome. i’m currently on a blog-hopping mission to request a teeny weeny favor from our linkers. Would it be possible to update the anchor text of the mefindhome link from “Me.Find.Home” to “Don’t Buy Pets for Sale | Philippines” or “Adopt Adopt a Cat or Dog | Philippines”? Am currently on a quest to push out online classified ads (selling pets) from the top of search engine results and changing the anchor text for my link will be of great help. Thanks for your time and thanks for the link support all these years.

    Give my regards to your fur babies. They’re lucky to have you.

  4. 4 cat with the fiddle March 20, 2009 at 12:36 am

    shan, we still have the ancestral home, but we stay in a newer house in the province. no one lives in the old one anymore, but we keep it for guests. it’s actually very creepy.

    sure, sherwin 🙂 we plan to visit parc soon, to look for a cat that looks just like siyam in the tvc.

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