Monday, January 3, 2011

Ang Mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan

I thought Bob Ong won't be writing again. But I was thrilled to find out he released his 8th book. Based on some reviews (and spoilers), its genre is more of a suspense horror. So I gave this one a shot, since I've been looking for a good book to read. Well, his books have been on a reasonable price, of course.

I read through the first few pages. The whole story is set to be told from a journal/diary of the main character(Galo), who is also the narrator. He is writing up on a journal as part of his requirements. It starts when his professor seemed to have lost the first set of his notebook, so he had to write something all over again. Unlike the typical students, Galo had put on something more of his personal dilemmas.

Galo continued to write on his journal, until his sudden trip to the province to visit his Lola where uncanny things are bound to happen. It was there he discovered a lot of things about his grandmother his family and the years after he left the province. If you are up to the challenge, try reading this at night when everyone's sleeping. It will give you that creepy impression, and if by chance you have a creative imagination, it might keep you awake for a few more hours.

I have always liked his books, even when he turned serious. Events were dragging in the middle of the story, but it didn't ruin much of the whole novel. I know this sounds funny but he is one inspiration that you don't need to have a prestigious degree in order to tell a story that will grab someone's attention.

Catching up with old friends

When life's tempo seems to have been running too fast, all I wanna do is to just lock myself in my room and browse until I feel sleepy. I don't mean to sound emo, but I've been wanting more "me" time lately, even if I'm not that busy at all. Maybe I am too stressed with what's been happening lately. I wanted to plan my goals for 2011, but somebody had already... I don't wanna talk about it.

Anyway, As I considered to spend First Sunday by re-arranging my room, and old college friend invited me to have late lunch down south(Balinsasayaw). I immediately turned down, since I might not be allowed to go out since well, Sunday is a family day. But to my surprise, they just told me not to stay out too long blah blah blah... Nah. They just meant be safe. Hehe.

So I went out and (slightly) surprised my friends by calling them at the last minute. It was flattering that somehow, they missed me after skipping countless adventures with them. Oh well, people have been busy after college. Some had been studying Med, some are already working, and some of us are still... freelance. But the one-liner rants and jokes are still the same.

(Too bad I got another bout of flu because the weather got too cold[Tagaytay]!**Sniff** And I had to leave earlier because traffic north bound was getting reeeaaaaally heavy. Thanks!)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy (?) New Year...

So much has happened for the past year. It was overwhelming that everything had taken its course in just twelve months. And in 2011, we will be facing yet another changes in life. Some will be good, and some will be uh... not so. I'm still thankful for 2010 although things got kind of messed up somewhere in the middle. If this had something to do with not keeping the "self-control" I have no idea. All I want for this year is to give a chance to prove what I still need to. *Sigh* I guess some things are out of my hands.