"a caterpillar doesn't just grow into a butterfly. a caterpillar must undergo metamorphosis, and a cocoon is where a caterpillar risks it all: enters total chaos, undergoes total rebuilding, and is born to a new way of living. only in taking the risk of entering that inert cocoon can the caterpillar go from dormancy to potency, from ugliness to beauty."

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Q's and A's

"If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably
doesn't lead anywhere."

-- Frank A. Clark


Q: at night, before dozing off to sleep, what do you look at (just before you close your eyes)?

just before i close my eyes to drift off to dreamland, i look at the time. whew! i never realized until the question was asked that i've been doing this thing for a long time now. after i turn off the lights and hide under my sheets, i take time to look at my watch and read the time. thanks to luminous dials and indiglo technology, i can keep track of time even when it's all dark.


Q: if you were to kill someone, who would it be and how would you do it?

if killing ain't a sin, if killing ain't a crime, and since i have established my reputation with the fork when i was a high school freshman, i'll use the fork! yes, the fork... the innocent-looking fork, the one you use for eating. (if you're somewhat puzzled by this and if you're interested with my high school fork story, just let me know so i can talk about it in a separate post.)

hmmmm... but... but... i can't think of a particular someone to answer the who part of the question. i maybe be criminal-minded, but i'm not that criminal-minded. hehehe, ain't that comforting?

wait.

honestly, if i were to kill, i want to use the five-point palm heart-exploding technique. unfortunately, pai mei's dead and i have yet to meet beatrix kiddo and convince her to teach me that one. besides, it's probably patented. so, i'll just stick to my own way and the morbidity of it all!


Q: if you didn’t exist in this world, what would the world be missing?

my soul and its passions. my spunk. my personality. my mind and its orchestra of ideas. my heart and the unheard song that it sings. my voice. my laughter. my tears. my footfalls...

... and everything that's mine including this blog.


Q: if you could rearrange the appearance (arrangement?) of your face, how would you do it?

i'd put one eye at the back of my head and put the remaining one at the middle of my face's eyeline, so that to anyone who looks at me, i'm cyclops. hahaha!

that... or i'll add dimples on my cheeks. but... but... it's already been decided more than two decades ago that i can't be made too cute. hehehe. 'saon!


Q: what is the only thing that you'd NEVER give up to anyone and for anyone?

my individuality. if i'd give that one up, i'd cease to be me, right?


Q: how far would you go if you're in a loving relationship?

farther than the distance that describes the wideness of the universe, farther than all the known and imaginable boundaries.

naks, parang lasing yata ako.


Q: what scares you the most?

encountering snarling dogs!!! i'm forever afraid of dogs and to think i've never ever been bitten! i'm scared of even the cute ones and the smallest ones -- chihuahuas... are still dogs. families and friends who've witnessed me panicking at the sight of dogs (most especially those seemingly aggressive ones) can attest to this.


Q: if you could name one person, aside from your family, whom you couldn't afford to lose, who would that be?

this one's easy. my best friend.


Q: how would you respond to the deepest hurt and pain?

i'd cry my heart out until my tears would refuse to fall and then move on.


Q: if 7-11 is open 24/7, bakit sila may lock sa pinto?

'di ko alam exactly kung bakit pero may mga naisip akong posibleng sagot:
(1) kasi trip lang nilang maglagay ng lock. sa bisaya, ang tawag ko d'yan ay atik!
(2) contingency measure. maraming dahilan kung bakit kelangan ang ganitong contingency measure. halimbawa, bizarre scenario: ala-oakwood. paano kung madamay sila sa mga establishments na ma-o-oakwood, aber? so, sa mga panahong ganyan, kelangan lunukin ang pride at mag-close shop pansamantala (kesa lumunok sila ng bala, 'di ba?).
(3) in accordance with building regulations. 'di ako sure dito pero naisip ko lang kasi na baka hindi sila bibigyan ng permit kung 'di sila maglalagay ng lock.

sana at least isa sa mga sagot na binigay ko ay tama.


Q: bakit may interstate highway sa Hawaii?

'di ko alam. kung hindi pa tinanong 'to, di ko malalaman na may interstate highway sa hawaii. kaya ang ginawa ko, nag-google ako (ang honest ko 'no?) at nakuha ko ang information na 'to:

"Even though Hawaii is separated by thousands of miles of ocean from any other state, there is nothing unusual about having Interstates on Oahu. The "Interstate" system is really the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, intended to serve military needs as well as civilian interstate traffic... Remember also that there is no requirement that "Interstate" routes cross state lines. Most 3-digit Interstate routes on the mainland are entirely in one state, as indeed are many 1- or 2-digit "mainline" Interstate routes (such as I-4 in Florida, I-12 and I-49 in Louisiana, and I-27, I-37, and I-45 in Texas)."

'yan ha. hindi raw required na mag-cross sa state lines ang so-called interstate routes. tsaka nga pala, apat ang interstate highways sa hawaii, hindi isa lang.


Q: bakit nagbebenta ng yosi sa gas station, e di ba, bawal mag-yosi dun?

ay 'di ko rin alam, pramis. pero pilipinas pinag-uusapan natin 'di ba? ano naman ang bago? wala! ewan ko nga ba, signed into law na ang republic act 9211 a.k.a. tobacco regulation act of 2003 na nagbabawal sa pagyoyosi sa mga pampublikong lugar, pero parang wala ring epek. ayun! nung isang araw, nabugahan ako, buwisit! hindi man sinadya 'yon, nakakabuwisit pa rin. buti pa sa davao, strikto sila doon. (doon na lang kaya ako, sasali ako sa death squad... nyahahaha.)

tsaka... 'di ko rin maintindihan kung bakit trip ng mga peeps na magyosi kahit di naman sila mamamatay kung 'di sila magyoyosi. hay naku, anti-yosi personality talaga ako and proud to be so. kaya, mga yosi peeps na dadaan sa blog ko at mababasa 'to, please 'wag na kayong mangatwiran para 'di na gumulo ang usapan. peace tayo. hindi ako maka-yosi pero maka-tao ako.


Q: bakit kapag me hinahanap kang address, habang nag-da-drive, eh hinihinaan mo yung volume ng car radio?

'di ko pa naranasan 'to. tsaka, kung meron man akong hahanaping address at ako ang nag-da-drive, malamang, gigilid ako at hihinto pansamantala para maghanap ng address. (kaso, malabo pang mangyari 'to kasi 'di ko pa nasubukang magdrive ng totoong sasakyan sa totoong daan. papang ko kasi hindi pa ako tinuturuan.) siguro, para sa mga gumagawa nito at talagang hinihinaan ang volume ng car radio, ang rason ay para mabawasan kahit papa'no ang mga unnecessary thought disturbances and to aid necessary thought processes. o 'di ba?


Q: if nothing ever sticks to TEFLON, how do they make TEFLON stick to the pan?

they made teflon such that the side that sticks to the pan is "sticky" and the side that is exposed is "non-sticky". however, that's my simple way of saying things. for a more thorough answer to this question, please take a look at this: teflon sticks.


Q: di ba dapat "Don't park on either side" rather than "Don't park on both sides?"

oo nga. ewan nga ba kung bakit tino-tolerate 'yan. ang pagkakaalam ko, mas okay kung "towaway zone" na lang ang ilagay para tipid sa space at pintura. hehehe.


Q: what's your reason when you return to someone the gifts he's giving you?

first, if the gifts had been with me for awhile, the only reason i would be giving the gifts back would be this: he wants them back (that makes him stupid, right?) otherwise, i'll be keeping the gifts.

second, i realized that i can give back the gifts as parts of a wonderful gift which i feel i should give him because he is that special.

third, if i were given things and i don't understand the motive, i wouldn't have them in the first place and would have them returned right away because that's what my principles would dictate so.

(fourth, i am not her and i'm sorry that she did that to you. i don't understand it myself.)


Q: how many boyfriends do you have?

uy, plural! in present tense, too. hahaha! this question really cracked me up. anyway, to answer the question: none and there are no had beens.

stir? call me chicken heart and elusive. i'll forgive you.

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many thanks to babypink, anonymous, tsutsugamushi, trickyboy and prem for the questions.

3 comments:

  1. maraming salamat po sa mga kasagutan ninyo sa mga tanong, naliwanagan na po ako. sa ngayon po ay pwede na po akong mabuhay ng matiwasay at payapa, kaya lang po, dun sa "don't park on either" rather than "don't park on both sides" mukhang di po tayo nagkaintindihan.

    kasi po ang usually po natin nakikita na signboard ay "don't park on both sides" eh di ka na namn po talaga pwedeng mag-park on both sides dahil isa lang naman po ang minamaneho mong sasakyan at a given time. wala pa po kasi akong makita na 1 driver at 2 sasakyan ang minamaneho.

    sana po masagot ninyo kasi po ilang araw na din po akong binabagabag ng obserbasyon kong ito.

    ang talino ninyo po (at honest pa!), siguro po'y nag-oocho-ocho kayo at di lang pito-pito.

    salamat po.

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  2. doc, nagkakaintindihan po tayo sa "don't park" ek ek, di mo lang na-realize na nagkakaintindihan nga tayo:

    sabi ko nga, "oo nga", (dapat "don't park on either side"). kaso, mas okay na "tow away zone" na lang ang sign para the same ang message ("tow away zone 'to, dude, bawal magpark ever") para tipid na, iwas grammatical/technical debate pa.

    =)

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