Boris Pasternak

“Fevrale dostat chernil i plakat,
Pisat O Fevrale navsnryd,
Poka grohochushaya slyakot
Vesnoyu charnoyu gorit.”

I bought the album Begin to Hope by Regina Spektor way back primarily because of the songs Fidelity and Better. But then I found the song Apres Moi as one of my favorites in the album. Apparently, the Russian part is from a poem by Boris Pasternak, a Nobel Laureate in Literature in 1958. But not with this poem though. 😀

And after repeating the name over and over again, I somehow recall something else. I remember a tune. “It’s so familiar to me,” I said to myself. and then WHAM! It hit me! He was mentioned in one of the other songs that I just love to listen to: We Didn’t Start the Fire by Billy Joel!

“…Little Rock
Pasternak
Mickey Mantle
Kerouac…”

Looks like I just added another one to my “to know” and “to read” list.

Sana close kami para first name-basis. 😛 PEACE! 😀

in love with another J

Jessica Boehrs, that is. 🙂

just watched Eurotrip on my favorite free-movie site and Kristin Kreuk couldn’t hold a candle to her. and since mama melle will be leaving for the prestigious Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Germany, Jessica is one more reason for me to strive to get through to Max Planck. 😛

and i thought Sabine Schmitz was reason enough to love Germany. 🙂

sawa na?

di naman ako tipo ng tao na madaling magsawa. pero minsan talaga, i feel short-changed… or is it because of the feeling na i HAVE TO settle for ‘mediocre’ stuff or stuff that i don’t ‘love’ love? i think this is one of those days.

case in point: my new cellphone.

i broke my phone over a month ago and had to replace it. of course, when you go shopping for stuff, you get to see what’s available, what’s hi-tech and what’s worth every centavo you’re going to spend. i had my eye on lots of phones… but my pockets were somewhere else.

my wallet has always been the indicator of what i could have vs. what i wanted. i’ve always been the i’ll-buy-what-i-can-afford guy. so i usually end up with something that’s (a)best bang for the buck items or (b)things i just need, not what i want, or (c)both.

oo nga, meron ako ng kailangan ko pero di ko naman talaga gustong gusto. yun kaya yun? kaya ba nagsasawa na ako? or talagang nagtitiyaga lang ako? hay…

apologies first

i know i owe a whole lot of tags and awards from people. please bear with me… 🙂 i believe some blogs should be written with some thought but others need deep thought when writing. and a whole lot of grammar-checking! lolz… so to everyone whom i owe a reply/tag/award to, please be patient. 🙂 will try to keep up after the storm in the office is over.

thanks for understanding!!!

random thought: maganda o mabait?

everytime i have these conversations about break-ups and finding your ex having a new gf/bf, you often ask, “bakit niya ako pinagpalit?

when you see them, you immediately say, “mas maganda naman ako sa kaniya ah?“or when you see a ‘mismatched’ couple, you’d always say, “baka mabait yung guy/girl

but come to think of it, isn’t that what’s more important? hindi ba mas mahalaga talaga ang maging mabait kesa maging maganda?

or is it just because you’re fresh from a break-up, you tend to comfort yourself with disapproval of the other by saying things that are ‘significant’ to you? wala lang. random thought nga eh, diba?