Monday, February 18, 2008
The Leader of the Band...
He never said a word, until that night...
Everybody felt alive that day, everybody seemed to be excited on that day's event. There was a slight chill in the winds, but the everybody didn't seem to mind it.
I too, was excited of what was going to happen that day. It was our christmas party, the highlight of the school year. I wanted to know what's it like celebrating christmas with new friends and new school. Everybody was talking about it, they were saying that the event was the most awaited event of all students, especially the lovers. They were starting to get ready for the night, except for one person.
He pulled his armchair beside the window and sat on it. He looked at the mountains outside, without a single word coming out of his mouth. He didn't care about the hassles that were happening around. He just sat there, as if thinking of something. He picked up his guitar and started playing the song that he made. It was wonderful. He played it like he was in love with the music. He sang it with all his heart. Slowly, I sat beside him, listened to the melody that he plays.
"What are you doing?", I asked. He just smiled as he said, "Nothing, I was just practicing a song."
He put the guitar down very slowly and stood up as he said, "Come on, we have to practice. We're going to play for the night's event right?" I smiled and agreed. So we went on our way.
The day seemed to pass by so quickly, the sun immediately made way for the moon. I went to the school early that time so I could set up the instruments needed for the program. I was with my classmate that moment, but he was quiet once again, never uttered any single word. He just looked at the stillness of space as he was tuning the guitars. Sweat fell down from his forehead, and his hands were shaking. I could hear his heartbeat from across the room. I could tell from his actions that he was thinking of something. He wiped down the sweat, stood up and freshen up a bit. "I guess we're all set. Are you ready?" He said with a smile on his face. He showed a smile, but his eyes showed his true feelings. I could feel that there's something he wanted me to do. But I didn't know what.
And then it happened. Lights filled the auditorium as the people danced their spirits all night. They all looked very happy and lively, but I was right at the stage, holding a guitar. I looked at them with pure envy as they asked me to join them. I couldn't, for it was already time for our performance.
I stood up as he walked to the centerstage. He held his guitar and went to the microphone. It made a very disturbing feedback, everyone just laughed. "Sorry about that." He said, with the same smile on his face. He looked at me and gave me a signal. I agreed with a nod. "This one's for the couples here tonight. Let's make this night last forever shall we? How about we fill the auditorium with love?" The people shouted, and slowly the noise faded as he plucked the guitar. He had a good singing voice, just right for making the girls fall for him. He could hypnotize everyone with the melodies that were coming out of his vocal chord. The room immediately filled with trance. I could see the people, each with a partner. I could feel the love that time. I looked at him as he continued to sing.
Suddenly, he stopped after he sang the refrain, but he signaled us to continue playing. And so we did. Everyone didn't seem to notice that he stopped, probably because they were happy dancing on their own worlds. He put the guitar down and walked fast through the door. He didn't stop until he was covered with darkness. We wondered, but still we continued to play his song. After a while, he entered the room again, but this time, he was not alone. He was with a beautiful lady, looking a bit speechless and clueless of what was going on. I smiled, for I knew what he wanted me to do that time.
Everybody stopped for a while as they noticed him entering the room. He smiled at me as I handed him the microphone. He portrayed a different person that night. The quiet, mysterious leader of the band, became a person filled with hope and love. "Shall we dance?" he said with the microphone on. Tears fell from the young lady's eyes as she wrapped her arms around her partner. We continued to play, but now, he was singing on the tune again. The serenade awed the whole place. We watched them right there at the center stage as they danced their way through the hands of time.
I stared at the stillness of space as I wondered...
"When will be my time?.."
Labels: Drama, Stories from the heart
Monday, February 11, 2008
Nang minsa'y naging atin ang lahat...
Luha nanaman ang gumising sa akin matapos na sigawan ako ng sinag ng araw. Pilit kong tinatago ang nakaraang laging tumutusok sa aking kalamnan. Pero balewala din pala, dahil hanggang ngayon, wala pa rin ibang laman ang utak ko kundi ang pasakit na iniwan mo.
Nakakapanibago ang kapaligiran. Hindi ako sanay ng gumigising ng wala ka sa tabi ko. Para bang naghahanap ako ng tubig para mapawi ang uhaw na nadarama sa kalooban. Ni hindi ko na rin malaman kung ano bang dapat isipin simula nang lumisan ka. Ni hindi ko nga din alam, kung bakit mo pa naisipang gawin ito sa akin.
Sa'yo lang umikot ang mundo ko, minsan inisip ko na naging atin ang lahat-lahat ng bagay sa mundo. Hindi tayo noon matinag. Kahit anong harang ang iharap sa atin, sabay lang natin ito inaakyat. Kahit gaano man kahirap ang pag subok na binibitawan nila sa atin, hawak kamay natin itong hinaharap. Pero hindi ko alam kung bakit sa isang maliit na bagay lang, bumitaw ka na sa pagkakahawak sa akin.
Hinabol kita, kahit saan ka pumunta, ngunit kahit gaano man kabilis ang hakbang na ginagawa ko ni hindi ko maabot ang kamay mo. Pilit kong pinaglalaban ang pag-ibig ko sa'yo, pero heto't ikaw pa ang nagiging sanhi ng pagkatalo ko. Luha lamang ang naging sandigan ko, luha lang ang naging karamay ko. Minsan naisipan kong tapusin na ang buhay ko, pero nariyan lamang ang luha para iligtas ako. Pinilit kong maging malakas, para na rin sa sarili ko. Alam kong balang araw, makakalimot din ako sa pasakit na iniwan mo. Sarili ko rin ang makikinabang kung ako'y magiging malakas.
Oo... Malakas. Malakas ako, tama. Ba't nga ba ako nagpapa apekto sa ginawa mo? Kung ipagpapatuloy ko ito, lagi lang akong magiging talo. Panahon na para tuluyan nang burahin ang ala-ala mo. Malakas ako. Kaya ko ito. Hindi kita kailangan sa buhay ko, hindi kita kailangan.
Lumipas ang mga buwan, natapos na rin sa wakas ang luha. Nabalik na ang ngiti sa aking mga labi, sapagkat mayroon nang nagpakita ng pagmamalasakit sa akin. Pag-ibig na hindi mo mahahanap kahit saan. Masaya na ako sa wakas, kaya ngayon, hindi na ako muling magkakamali pa. Natuto na ako, ayoko nang maulit muli ang nangyari. Ayoko nang multuhin ako ng paulit ulit na pangyayari. Tama na ang isa. Hindi na mauulit pa.
Pero, di nagtagal, nakarinig ako ng mahinang boses mula sa malayo. Isang tinig na pamilyar. Tinig na akala ko'y tuluyan nang nawala sa sistema ko. Akala ko lang pala iyon. Hayan ka nanaman, humihingi ng kapatawaran. Sinasabi na ako parin ang nasa isip mo matapos ang lahat-lahat. Hindi na, hindi mo na ako matitinag. Malakas na ako ngayon, hindi na ako matutukso ng iyong matatamis na salita. Naging matatag ako, para na rin sa sarili ko at sa bago kong sinisinta. Hindi mo na ako maloloko pa, hindi na kailan man. Pero kahit gano'n, ni minsan, hindi ako nagtanim ng galit sa iyo. Dahil hindi pa rin maitago na, ikaw ang pinakamagandang istoryang naisulat ko. Pero tulad ng bawat istorya. Ito'y mananatili lamang isang kwento. Ang naisulat na sa libro ng kasaysayan, ay kailan ma'y hindi na mauulit pa. Hindi na...
Thanks to my classmates for the inspiration. I've been hearing a lot of break-up stories lately. Papalapit pa naman ang Valentines. Nakakalungkot. Maging malakas ka'yo. Para sa inyo ito.
Labels: Decision Making, Drama, Heart to Heart Sessions, Random
Friday, February 01, 2008
Just a quick update...
Kumusta naman, hindi na ako nakakapag-update.
Since it's February, I think I'm going to make a quick update on what's been happening to icarus lately.
Hmm, let's see. Last December, me and my bowling friends joined the 1st Manila Open Bowling tournament held @ Mall of Asia. I made a promise before that, If ever I didn't win anything there, I would stop bowling for a while. But guess what, I made it to 1st runner up in the Youth Division Masters, and the Champion in the Open Masters. Haha! Ang Saya ng pasko!
So I guess, i'll still continue playing this sport haha!
After Manila Open, we went to Malaysia to join the 8th Milo International All Stars held @ Mega Lanes Pyramid in Malaysia. It was one hell of an experience. Although we didn't win any awards, we were enthralled by the experience, we sure learned a lot of things and techniques. And we learned how to play archery! whahaha! I'll go play there again!
After that, National Youth Championship happened @ Greenvalley, Pasig. It was my first time, and grabe it was fun! All the youth bowlers in different associations all over the country, battled out for the top prize, The Perpetual Cup. haha! My sister won at the Ladies Masters. She is the youngest bowler to win the ladies masters in the history of NYC. hahah! Congrats to her :P
And of course. TBAM won the Perpetual Cup again! Yay us! Congrats sa lahat ^_^
Last January, I went to Cebu to join the Sinulog Open Classics held @ Gaisano Bowlingplex. Ang ganda sa Cebu! Our bowler friends there showed us a very good time. But I guess, I was the one who had fun the most. Why? Let's just say that I felt love again. *giggle* I'm going back there again next year! haha! I miss you guys!
And lastly, my sister was one of the top qualifiers for the 7th SM Bowling Cup Lipton National Finals held @ SM Megamall. She made it to the top 15, then made it again to the top 8. Then she won again and made it to the top 4 where she faced a colleague. Eventually, she made it to the finals where she faced Benshir Layoso, an RP Team member. Guess what, she won! haha! She won the top prize, a Nissan Sentra. Yay! New Car! :D Congrats again to my sis! Galing mo talaga, ilang beses ka na na Dyaryo!
So yeah, I guess that's about it. I'm done here. And I'm off to school hahaha!
Labels: Achievements, Bowling, Sabaw mode, Special Day
Birthday: April 25, 1990
Address: Novaliches, Quezon City
Province: Infanta, Quezon
School: University of the East
Course: Computer Science
Sports: Bowling, Volleyball
Hobbies: Bowling, Playing Guitar, Writing Stories, Writing Songs, Chatting, Blog hopping, Stargazing, Flyff-ing, Playing Ragnarok
About me: Single and Waiting! ;) A night person, very passionate and dedicated to everything I do, A lover trying to find himself and his true place here in the
Lost in this cold place, Never knowing where to go, I need you, I need someone, I need anyone
My textmate, my soulmate
Til' They Take my heart away
The Taste of Love
The Hymn of the Tree
Our Last Anniversary
The Festival of hearts
How she took my heart
Our last dance
The Cure for the Common Hitch
A Dreamer's Lullaby
A Vision of a Broken Heart
Of Tears and Metamorphosis
Sa Mata ng Kalawakan
Panahon na Naman
The Lost Paradise
The Fate's Dagger
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- Karla for the Template.
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