Momma and Thierri
There was a little but expected dissapointment over our country’s 3rd runner up placing at the 2013 Miss Universe. The apparent off target answer of newly crowned Miss Universe, Gabriela Isler from Venezuela seems to add fuel to the fire.
She was asked:
Q. What is your biggest fear and how do you plan to overcome it?
A. We should overcome all our fears and this in turn would make us stronger. As soon as we overcome our fears, we can face any challenge.
See what she did there?
She answered positively without recognizing any of her weakness. Her answer implied that she has no weakness and she has an advice for those who do. It’s a classic job interview answer.
On the other hand, Miss Arida had to deal with this question:
“What can be done about the lack of jobs for young people starting their career around the world?”
Miss Philippines answered: “For the people who have lack of jobs, I do believe that we people should invest in education and that is my primary advocacy, because we all know that if everyone of us is educated and well aware of what we are doing, we could land into jobs and we could land a good career in the future. Education is the primary source and ticket to a better future.”
Sounds better? You could say that, but she could’ve also driven the point better and farther locking her answert ighter to the issue. The question was addressing the lack of jobs available not the qualifications of the young people.
More importantly, I guess it’s time we go back to the Q&A format where all finalists tackle the same question, this way it would be easier to objectively discern who gave the better answer.
But soundproof chambers has gotten out of style, maybe…
Also, her gown was fine, I mean, i don’t think I’d lose libido over it… What? Sexist comment? You think?
Well, pageants are sexists, as long as you believe that female beauty can be measured definitely in a parade of swimsuits and gowns. (insert long uneducated debate here)…
Miss Arida, in my opinion, is the prettiest we’ve sent since Charlene. She got those eyes that exude undeniable sensuality.
I think she’ll be part of the pop culture longer and with a wider exposure. We’ll be seeing more of her, and i don’t mind at all.
Wide Open Spaces by Dan Aubrey Aguilar
Wide Open Spaces
(prev rehash nov 1 13)
(Are you still awake?)
too tired & yet sleepless
hours away from home
(Delay it a bit more)
Amidst like minded friends
(Be continually unhappy
Habitually burning bridges)
unhappily burning briges
watching them as they burn…
I never wanted to be left alone
Maybe just lose these chains
Because these wide open spaces
Are driving me insane
Everything they said that I stole
Breathing in like I did
Fill up the open spaces
That’s driving me insane
too tired and yet sleepless
all she cared, no time for my own…
Wandering til I get lost
Wandering til I’m gone
these could’ve been the best days of my life
with no crowding loneliness in sight
these should be the best days of my life
—- I used to keep all my written ideas in little notebooks I called “Episodes of Crowding Loneliness”. A lot of protracted, unfocused collection of poetry and attempts at songs with chord invention(what audacity to think that I’ve anything new to contribute when all’s been done before)
I’ve always been insecure to let people see it. The closest to me always seem to decode it as a veiled representation of resentment assuming that the words were barbs that led to bleeding and scars.
They mostly are. But it’s nothing more than slicing white light to give you rainbows or consuming all color to delve on black. Pain pursues beauty. The drag is to habitually explain to them meanings and context when I know no better. They are Rorshach taking form.
Wide Open Spaces is a line that hit me during those times when I still played in Jobit moya and the SPO1s. I had to travel to Malolos for jams that never translated to gigs. i covered NLEX at 150kph in my Caravan in fear that if I took the journey any longer, I’d doze off.
The band broke up after that… or after a few missed jams because I had migraines and they thought I was inconsiderate.
This song is not about that. it’s about a prevailing state of mind that never seems to die. The urge to be a part of aomething greater than your current state and the struggle to find courage to actually do it. You’re open to take the shot and you don’t take it…. These wide open spaces are driving me insane.