Thursday, October 27, 2005

The Distance by Evan and Jaron

The Distance
by Evan and Jaron

The sky has lost it's color
The sun has turned to grey
At least that's how it feels to me
Whenever you're away

I crawl up in the corner
As I watch the minutes pass
Each one brings me closer to
The time when you'll be back
You're coming back

I can't take the distance
I can't take the miles
I can't take the time
Until the next time I see you smile
I can't take the distance
And I'm not ashamed
That I can't take a breath without saying your name
I can brave a hurricane
And still be standing tall when all the dust has settled down
But I can't take the distance

I still believe in feelings
But sometimes I feel too much
I make believe you're close to me
But it ain't close enough
Not nearly close enough

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Comfort Food

It was not until recently when I understood what Comfort Food really meant. I have been very depressed lately; bear hugs and shallow jokes were not enough to cheer me up. Though I feel blessed for having a lot of friends who are always by my side, I wanted more... I wanted something simple yet powerful enough to make me smile and forget my pain.

As I walked past too many two-legged omnivores/carnivores/vegans/or-what-have-you in the mall, I knew I needed to sink my teeth into something, you know, comforting. Funny but my stupid craving brought me to Chowking. Yeah, I must admit, it's one of my favorite fastfood. Yes, thanks to steamed kangkong and bagoong, I felt happy! Truly comforting. Here's a short list of my comfort food from the top of my head:
  • Chowking's Kangkong with Chinese Bagoong (Shrimp Paste)
  • Kinilaw na Nokus (Surigaonon for squid)
  • Dried Nokus and Danggit
  • Inihaw na Talong (Broiled Eggplant) at Bagoong
  • Ansuhan (Surigao's crushed and fermented shrimp paste)
  • Jollibee's Choco-mallow Pie
  • Jollibee's Coffee Jelly
  • Shawarma from Makati Jolli-jeep or wherever for that matter
  • Fried Tofu
  • Jollibee's ChickenJoy
  • Wendy's make your own salad
  • Raisins
  • Champoy (I used to have this as a reward everytime I ace an exam in grade school)

And oh, craving is probably an understatement. I felt I needed food to make me feel a lot better. Like how clownfish Nemo finds comfort within the stinging tentacles of a sea anemone.