eto ang balita kagabi. hind na nakakapagtaka kung bakit napakaraming human rights violations dahil sa kultura na karahasan na nanunuot sa kapulisan at militar. bira sila ng bira sa mga hazing ng mga estudyante at mga tambay at gang na naghahazing bilang bahagi ng membership dito. ano ngayon ang ipinagkaiba nila sa mga ito, sa mga binansagan nilang mga kriminal?
sigurado akong hindi ito ngayon nangyari sa hanay ng kapulisan at militar. ang mismong nagbigay ng video sa ABS-CBN ay isang myembro ng kapulisan na dumanas ng ganitong pagpapahirap.
Ano nga ba ang layunin at nais makamit ng ganitong mga gawain?
Suntukin ang sikmura ng bagong rekluta para tumibay ito sa mga kahayupang gagawin nila sa mga darating na araw. Paluin ng paddle sa pwet/hita, para malaman nila kung saan ang palong nakakasakit lang at ang palo na nakakabalda. Mura-murahin, para makalimutan sa kahihiyan ang sariling pagkatao at maging sunud-sunuran sa mga nasa kapangyarihan?
eto ba ang mga tagapagtanggol ng bayan? kawawa naman si juan.
I have already told you before of my recent discovery of books in Booksale. Remember my article on The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver? I told you then that I also found another treasure. It was a novel by Margaret Mitchell. No it wasn’t Gone with the Wind. It was a novel which everyone thought was lost forever only to be uncovered years after the protagonists have died. It was aptly titled Lost Laysen.
The greatest thing about this discovery was that i only shelled out P20 for it. It was on sale. Looks like nobody recognized its worth. It was previously pegged at P120, then reduced to P70, down to P45, and ultimately, to P20.
This story itself is not as complicated as Gone With the Wind, spanning years and years with complex societal backdrop. What is truly a gem is the story behind the story.
The Lost Laysen was written by Margaret Mitchell on 1916, from July 10 to Aug 6, to be exact. This means it was written when Margaret, or Peggy as she liked to called, was four months shy her 16th birthday. According to the Introduction, Peggy wrote this story on two blue notebooks with hardly any erasures, written as if the story flowed continuously from her mind to her pen. She gave this story to Henry Love Angel as a gift.
Until the recent discovery of Lost Laysen and a few other memorabilia, Henry Love Angel was a mere footnote on Mitchell’s life. But as it turns out, Henry Love Angel’s relationship with Margaret Mitchell was much more complicated than anyone ever imagined. They were childhood friends and Henry made no secret of his love for Margaret. They shared a very meaningful relationship together, not quite as lovers, but certainly as more than friends. Henry proposed to her many times but Margaret said that she couldn’t picture them bound by marriage. Eventually, Margaret marries another man, but maintained her ties with Henry.
Margaret Mitchell, assuming from notes uncovered, wrote other novels besides the best-selling Gone with the Wind. However, she requested that all her works be destroyed when she dies. Henry didn’t destroy Margaret’s gift but he didn’t talk about it all, letting it sit in the closet for a long time. It was only after Henry’s death that the manuscript was discovered. And along with it a deeper and new understanding of Margaret Mitchell and her relationship with Henry. So it was decide by people concerned that Lost Laysen be printed along with Margaret’s letters to Henry and their pictures together. Lost Laysen is deeply entwined with their own story. To this day, it is still not known why Margaret presented Henry with a story of unrequited love.
Lost Laysen was printed in 1996, following the public announcement of the discoveries on 1995. It was edited by Debra Freer and published by Scribner Paperback Fiction.
Hatinggabi ng Twilight
Ang pangit ng pelikula. Nauunawaan ko na may lisensyang pangsining para gawing mas nababagay sa pelikula ang isang kwento na orihinal na lumabas sa anyong libro.
Sa larangan ng mga artista, parang hindi nabigyan ng hustisya ng gumanap kay Bella Swan ang karakter nito. Parang naaalala ko si Katie Holmes sa mga pagganap niya sa Dawson’s Creek noon. Kulang ng damdamin ang pag-arte at hindi nahuli ang karakter ni Bella na matabil ang dila at matalino. Si Edward naman, stereotipikal ang pagkaganap, parang pa-mysterious effect. Kahit iyung ibang mga bampira, sa pelikula parang napakaelitista ng itsura, samantalang sa libro, ni hindi nila pinapansin ang kakaibang kagandahan nila.
Sa make-up din, hindi ko alam kung sa kalidad lang ng pelikulang pinanood ko, pero napakaputla nila. Alam kong mapuputi dapat sila, pero luminous, hindi pasty. Dapat siguro nag Pond’s Rosy White sila.
Sa plot, napakabagal ng kwento. Hindi rin nahuli ng pelikula ang paglalim ng relasyon nina Edward. Para kasing ilang na ilang si Bella at hindi pa ganoon kalalim ang pagkakaunawaan.
Ang hatol ko: basahin niyo na lang ang libro.