Just before August arrived, I successfully squeezed in some alone time so that I could jot down these stuff. My idea of alone time is having coffee all by myself in a nearby coffee shop, while browsing the internet with Max's help. Unfortunately I only got successful in the part of squeezing in and the jotting down part just went ppffffffffttt. What I did then was only drink my coffee and the afternoon away while doing a sort of make-up reading of my favorite sites on the web. I might have to do better next time.
As for the hostage drama which was witnessed by probably three-fourths of the world's population, well, the repercussions are just beginning to manifest. I was initially furious over that late former police officer who left our lives as Filipinos way miserable than when he was still around. My anger has simmered down somehow but I am afraid it has not evaporated yet. It is sad to know that the very venue where the new president of this republic had his inauguration is the very venue where the hostage drama took place. The venue where dreams just got resuscitated becomes the same venue where these dreams might have to meet their ultimate death.
On the happier side, I just can't believe it.
I just got back from Dumaguete City to witness the festivities of the the 109th Silliman University Founders' Day. There were a few mishaps and challenges on my way to Dumaguete and even on my way back to Cebu but I don't mind at all. When I got down from the fastcraft which ferried us from Cebu Province to the island of Negros Oriental, I had a feeling of coming home. Really. With that, I just can't believe that it took me four years before really taking time and making plans to revisit this neighboring city which for me is a treasure chest of memories. I will tell you about this trip in my upcoming posts. That's a guarantee.
As for now, though things that recently took place seem unbelievable, I just might have to convince myself to just start believing that indeed, they happened. That's life, anyway. It never runs out of surprises. Never.