There was a time when someone told me that I should keep writing. If I thought of something I should put it on pen and paper or in this day and age a notepad from my smartphone or tablet. Sometimes I just don’t feel writing in public, I feel uncomfortable sitting down somewhere (or in a coffee place) and just fire away. I’d rather write in privacy, listen to classical music or even rock music, instead of listening to other people chatter.
About 10 years ago I found a fuel for my writing, which is alcohol, I have to piss drunk to write something. I was able to write about 4 poems during that time, haven’t wrote poetry since I decided not to write anymore. One day I’ll post it here.
Now, whenever I write I smoke a cigarette or two, it helps me relax, think things and arrange my thoughts. I just sit there make an outline on my head then once I’m done I ditch the butt then go to my laptop and fire away.
The last music fair I attended was at UP Fair back in 2017. I didn’t get to enjoy it because the venue was muddy, hence it was difficult to stand still and enjoy the music. I was pissed even though top Filipino bands played during the festival.
My fondest memories of attending a music festivals are attending Pulp Summerslam 2 and 3, more than a decade ago, I was 19 during Summerslam 2. It was a memorable night full of music, meeting people and joining thousands of people enjoy local bands both independent and mainstream rock it out.
During Summerslam 3, I remember asking my girlfriend back then not to attend because it was bedlam there. Seeing Bamboo for the first time in years play some of his Rivermaya hits, The Dawn singing Salamat, Dahong Palay playing their own version of War Pigs. It was a blast. Now that I’m in my mid 30’s I wish I can attend one more rock festival, one more moshpit.
Well I wrote the Batman in my title, so here it goes.
Let me state the obvious here, I’m a huge DC fan, I grew up reading DC and Marvel’s Spider-Man back in the early 90’s. Though my comic collection back then was scarce, I get my fix of superheroes through television and movies.
I remember watching the first Superman movie, until now I’m still find it an amazing movie. Then came Tim Burton’s Batman, during that time I was also watching the 1966 Batman TV show, so seeing a dark Batman movie at age 7, I was bewildered yet I still find it entertaining.
Superheroes have been a huge part of me growing up, I watched the X-Men Animated Series and I remember enjoying it, when that show met its end, the local network replaced it with Batman The Animated Series (BTAS).
BTAS has been a huge part of me growing up, while I recognize that my parents were a huge part of my morality, BTAS elevated it, caring and defending the people you love. Fighting for other people and fighting for justice.
Maybe that is why I cannot stand our President, the injustice he brought upon his critics and even the poor. I can’t find it in my heart to ignore these injustices, the pain our President dishes everyday. I can’t just close my eyes and pretend the least of my brethren suffers oppression, I just can’t.
Because people know my love for Batman and my stance against this tyranny some called me Batman. I read an article years ago, that each and everyone of us has a superhero in us. While I don’t own a Bat Mobile, a Bat Cave, I don’t prowl on criminals, I’m no billionaire playboy philanthropist or even go on brood on rooftops, I thank the people who call me Batman because they know what the Bat stands for.