Saturday, May 21, 2011

Something you don't see everyday when you jog in the morning

"Dogs are man's best friend but the worst enemies of STRANGERS"

Ok, so I have started to get back to my daily routine of jogging early in the morning so as to be back in shape.

Having these extra pounds have done nothing but contribute inconvenience to my life.

I have been doing this for a week now and I am glad to say that I have already lost 5 lbs so far just by maintaining a balanced diet and good exercise.

Yeah I know its a cliche but let me tell you, it WORKS!

Anyway, this isn't about me shedding pounds off my body.

It is about something funny that happened this morning.

So, this morning was like any other mornings.

Cold wind with a bit of humidity in the air.

Same faces.

Same houses.

Same route.

With my MP4 at hand, I started to warm up by walking.

I finished one lap by a 10 minute run without stopping.

As usual, I was profusely sweating like a pig.

I was trying to catch my breath like an exhausted horse.

Ok, so that was something usual but when I was near a place where cabs are parked and cab drivers get ready for another day, something took place that I never thought would happen right in front of my eyes.

These cab drivers own dogs. I think they have three dogs and they let them out every morning to do dog stuffs.

The dogs don't mind me passing by every morning.

Other than my sweat which they could probably smell when I pass by, I guess they have smelled me to be someone harmless and thought of me to be a "MIND-MY-OWN-BUSINESS" kind of guy.

However, it's something completely different when this lady who seemed to have just got off bed, wearing a shirt and jogging pants was walking passed the cab place.

I was on the right side of the street and she was on the other side.

As she was walking, she didn't know that there was a dog behind, following her.

All of a sudden, the dog barked loudly at her for some reason.

It was not an angry bark, it was sort of a calling bark. You know, when a dog wants to get your attention.

She looked back in shock and saw there was the dog.

In just a few seconds after finding out that it was her whom the dog is barking at she ran as fast as she could and went around a cab near her.

Of course the dog chased her!!

The lady kept running around the cab while screaming on top of her voice with an obvious fear written all over her face  as the dog kept running for her.

They ran around the cab in circles for a few seconds.

I was about to burst in laughter because I only saw those kind of scenes on TV.

It was classic comedy.

One cab driver tried stopping the dog by calling him but it didn't work.

The lady cut the chase by taking the sidewalk to completely get herself away from the dog who seemed to look like he just wanted to run with the lady but not actually bite her or something.

However, since she just got off bed, she was not able to lift her feet that high to be on a higher ground.

So....she tripped and dived onto the ground filled with sand and dust.

Her body went flat on the ground and the sound of her fall was loud and clear.


I was doing the best I can not to laugh at the very moment I saw her dive into the ground coz I know it will be mean.

I was not close enough to help her get back up and I was thinking if I draw near her, it will be my turn to be the dog's playmate.

So I was walking slowly on the opposite side of the street to see what will happen next.

The dog stopped running when he saw the lady fell.

I heard the dog say, "I thought you wanted to run so I just wanted to accompany you." LMFAO! :D

The lady got up with an apparent anger on her face. She shouted at the cab drivers and said in Tagalog "Ano ba yang mga asong yan?!!!" (what's up with your dogs??!!!). I think she said this a couple of times and just decided to walk away.

The cab drivers didn't utter a single word.

I didn't see where the dog went after that, I think he was somewhere near the cab where they ran around and was just watching as the lady walked away.

The lady went pass a guy who sells newspapers. She said to the newspaper guy, "Dapat sa mga asong yan, pinapatay, eh!" (those dogs should be killed!).

O...k...I understand her anger but killing dogs wouldn't really do it.

But I think she didn't mean that or did she???

Yeah, I know, maybe she said that because of the humiliation and the anger she felt at the time.

There were only a few witnesses of the incident anyway. It was me, the dogs, and five or six drivers who were there. hahaha.

When I was far from the scene of the incident, I started laughing my heart out.

I know I should not laugh at her, it wouldn't be nice if it was me who went into that kind of ordeal but hey! I am human, I laugh when I see something funny.

And besides, I don't get to see that everyday, do I???

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

What is LOVE looking through my eyes???

"Love is patient and kind; it is not jealous or conceited or proud; love is not ill-mannered or selfish or irritable; love does not keep a record of wrongs; love is not happy with evil, but is happy with the truth. Love never gives up; and its faith, hope, and patience never fail. Love is eternal.

                       -1 Corinthians 13:4-8

The very first golden lesson I got from love is to strengthen my patience and maintain its longevity.

This may sound embarrassing on my part but I'll just say it anyway.

I have never really fallen in love to someone so deeply. I got myself into a few and short relationships however most of them were just for the sake of experiencing how it feels like to be in a relationship but it was never real as far as TRUE LOVE is concerned.

I get goosebumps every time I hear or write the words TRUE LOVE. I don't know, it just feels so unreachable and unattainable and is more likely to happen only in movies and fairy tales. Is there really such a thing as true love? (...goosebumps....)

Am I asking this question only because I have not found it myself? A lot of people who can say they met the right person can answer the question inhabiting the corner of my mind for years since the word love has introduced itself to me.

I may hear answers from other people but it would just be words and words can't make me feel what love is.

But if you ask me the question, I won't have a clear answer to that.

Maybe, I will just stare you in the eyes or wear a face expressing the words, "IM CLUELESS".

However, I am not saying that I have already given up on love. I still have this tiny little flame in me that is ready to be ignited once love lands into my life.

Love is teaching me to be patient. To be patient enough to wait for the right person to knock on my door.

Ok, maybe there's this person in high school whom I didn't notice. We were close friends. We used to laugh together. Laughs at my corny jokes. I like the way this person laughs. It's filled with true happiness. I felt at that time was more of a competition than an attraction because this person's so focused in school (this person's really good in math) and so was I at that time.

We separated sections in high school and from then on, never spoke with each other even during high school graduation. I didn't really care because I did't feel anything at all that time and I was so focused on my future.

I never felt this before but we met again just a few days ago and that's when I felt a flow of energy coming from within me.

Something I never felt before. It's strange.

I didn't get it at all and I was completely clueless of what was going through my head.

I tried brushing it off my shoulder and realized its no longer in my shoulder but it has already found its place inside me.

Realization hit me that if this type of energy gets into your veins, it will be impossible to manually get it out.

You will have to deal with whatever feeling it creates.

The tiny little flame grew as big as the light of a candle until now as I write these words.

I guess this is where my patience will be tested. If things are meant to happen, it will happen.

What I am scared of occurring is the possibility of pain and rejection. If what I felt is true love then should I call it true if all I get in the end is pain and suffering?

It says love never gives up but if what you got from the person you love is a big "NO", "EEEEW", "I DONT LIKE YOU", "THIS IS NOT RIGHT", "YOU ARE NOT MY TYPE" or whatever they say to reject someone who is only expressing what they feel, should you let go or still pursue???

I still have lots of questions in my head and I guess I will soon figure things out as I live my life.

I just wanted to express these feelings that have been haunting my sleep every morning.

PS: You may be reading this article dedicated for you. You may think that liking you is NOT RIGHT but that's what I truly feel for you. I can't tell my heart what to feel and what not to feel. 

I hope you still remember when we used to laugh together. I forgot the things we laugh about but the images of your smile and your laughter is still very clear to me.

I remember the sparkle in your eyes every time you look at me.

At some point I felt like you were competing with me every time we're in school. Especially if its Math.

Now, you are very good at taking good care of your physical self. It was obvious when we met just days ago. I am so proud of you.

In fact, you are my inspiration in my goal of losing weight. You have inspired me a lot, I just want to let you know that.

I don't want to be negative but I know I am not the type of person you are looking for so I guess that's the reason why I don't have the courage to tell you what I felt the last time we saw each other.

This feeling may remain a secret forever and soon be buried in the past but I guess what matters most is I was able to express what I feel for you through this article.

I will always be here for you no matter what.

See you soon.

Erwin Morillo