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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Your Royal Gandaness and Me (Close Encounters of the Gandaeversomuch! Kind)

Your Royal Gandaness and me. Pansinin ang kanyang "naughty finger." Heheh
There's simply not just ONE best/unique experience with Orman Manansala 
who is a multi-hyphenated person: 
blogger-banker-dog lover-foodie-brother-uncle-bossing-
bahala na si Batman risk taker-cinemaphile-
friendship-life of the party-kabalen-event organizer-
alumnus par excellence-plurker-benefactor-ninong sa kasal at binyag-
 martir sa ngalan ng love-abo eklabo.


I hope ang sumusunod na close encounters ko with Ormz will do justice 
to the blogger, the man and the friend. 


Ormz and I are still in the getting-to-know-you stage in our friendship. 
It has its share of humps, potholes, and smooth lanes 
as we both cruise around it.
Nagtatrabaho na ako nang gumradweyt si Orman sa hayskul.
(Sa edad, mas malapit si Kuya Avel niya sa akin.)
Ang unang close encounter ko with Ormz was
noong kailangan kong i-defend 
ang aming group business proposal
sa harap niya sa NDDU Graduate School.
Tumatak agad sa akin ang kanyang Taray Factor 
at galing sa pagkilatis ng mga proposal.
Magkakilala na kami pero hindi pa close noon.
Ngayon, happy na ako na close na kami dahil sa
constant plurk at blog events na aming pinagsamahan
at hindi ko pinapangarap na maging closer pa sa kanya
kasi ayon kay Ormz reserved yun sa mga kaaway niya
(Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer).
Heheh.
Your Royal Gandaness and mascot
Hi Gandaness! ang greeting ko sa kanya pag tiniteks ko siya,
otherwise, hindi niya ako tiniteksbak.
Hmmmp!
After siya nagbertdey last year
may nakita akong tinitindang napakalaki at napakabigat 
na brown frog cement sculpture na inorder ng iba pero
di na binalikan kaya binarat-barat ko 
para may advance krismas gift ako sa kanya.
Agad niya itong bininyagang Official Mascot of Gandaeversomuch!
Nilagay niya ang brown frog sa kanyang munting balkonahe
para may kasama sila ni Chad habang pinapraktis niya
ang monologue ni Juliet:
O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?
 Hindi ko lang alam kung hinahalikan ni Ormz ito
para ma-transform at maging Prince Charming niya.
Heheh.

Sa pagkakakilala ko kay Ormz (so far),
bagayeversomuch 
na maging personal anthem niya ang kantang ito:



I am what I am
I am my own special creation.
So, come take a look, give me the hook or the ovation.
It's my world that I want to take a little pride in.
My world and it's not a place I have to hide in.
Life's not worth a damn till you can say, hey world, I am what I am.

I am what I am
I don't want praise, I don't want pity.
I bang my own drum, something gets noise, I think It's pretty.
And so what if I love each feather and each bangle.
Why not try to see things from a different angle
Life's not worth a damn till you can shout out loud, I am what I am.

I am what I am
And what I am needs no excuses.
I deal my own deck, sometimes the ace, sometimes the deuces.
There's one life and there's no return and no deposit.
One life, so it's time to open up your closet.
Life's not worth a damn till you can say, hey world, I am what I am.
 

Pag dating kay Ormz,
it's not Take It or Leave It kundi
Take It and Love It!
Heheh.
Your Royal Emoness
Ormz can be Funny, Out, Loud, Brash and 
(Uh oh! eto yung B-word na ayaw banggitin ni Mandi sa sinulat niyang profile ni Ormz)
Bitchy!
(May isa pang B-word na bahala na si Avel ang magkuwento sa inyo
na may kinalaman sa mga sirena at dagat.)
Sa mga hindi pa close sa kanya,
ang pagiging funny, out, loud, brash o bitchy niya lang ang naaaninag nila.
Pero sa kanyang quiet moments,
lalong-lalo na sa emo ones,
nasusulyapan ko ang isang Ormz
na gusto kong yakapin 
at tawaging little brother (little daw o!)
kaya lang leeg niya lang ang masasalikupan ng aking arms.
Heheh.

Lagi niya tayong napapatawa pero
may mga pagkakataon ding napapatawa ko siya,
at bumubukal ang kanyang tawa mula sa sa kaibuturan
ng kanyang umaalog-alog na tummy
 at sasabihin niya sa akin:
Funny ka talaga, Bert!
Hindi ko makakalimutan ang kanyang halakhak (buhakhak),
nang minsan pinaalala ko sa kanya:
Ormz, remember ang luha pag natuyo, nagiging muta.
Heheh.
Your Royal Gandaness's peborit komport fud

Syempre, pag si Ormz ang kasama ko,
mawawala ba ang culinary (kain/habhab) moments?
Pero kahit na ano ang gawin ko,
hindi talaga ako makasabay sa kanya.
Nakakadalawang subo pa lang ako, simot na ang nasa plato niya!
Sabi ko nga sa kanya: Ay, In-inhale mo ang fud!?!#
Pero kahit ano pang disheses ang ihain kay Ormz,
peborit comfort food niya for all-time ang Otin (Odong with Tinapa)
na nakapiktyur sa itaas.
Heheh.

And so, Your Gandaness, Ormz
here's my toast to one year of Gandaeversomuch!
I look forward to more years in our blossoming friendship.
And here's my wish for you!



I wish you bluebirds in the spring
To give your heart a song to sing
And then a kiss, but more than this
I wish you love
And in July some lemonade
To cool you in some leafy glade
I wish you health
But more than wealth
I wish you love . . .





Photos courtesy of Avel &  Orman Manansala.

6 comments:

orman said...

as usual bert bonggacious ever so much talaga! at marunong ka na ring tumula! hahahaha!

lito antoque said...

bongacious ang post na itech!.nakakatawa heheh

Bonedoc said...

"patok"! Muntik na tayo magkasing title ng post..

at phouwet na si sir gibs!

Ria Jose said...

Nice post.

Galing! :)

ROSILIE said...

this is very sweet, funny and amazing!

Glad to know you both as wise, smart, and beautiful people.

Cheers to both of you! mwa!

Arlene said...

I love your entry, Gilbert!

Bonggacious but can touch the heart and yet can humor even those who who are still in the stage of getting to know the royal gandaness of Gen San!

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