Hi, I’m Brian Dys — a photographer from the inside looking out · a composer entangled in electronic music · a UX designer · a spouse, a parent, & everything in between.
I took a drug the whole day yesterday. I found my hands and legs moving on their own. No breakfast, no lunch. My tummy was qualmish way past noon and I just remembered bribing it. Before nine in the evening, I wanted to take off and buy some dinner.
I wasn’t relieved that the sky had stopped weeping. I prefer the coldness of rain.
So here I was at Van Lloyd’s (cousin of Jim Bob) carinderia. It is the ultimate one-stop stomach stuff (at least for commoners like me).
Anyway, I should be babbling about the drug. All the while, it looked like a stimulant as I was staring at it. I wished it answered me back and said that it was going to munch me, then swallow me in gloom.
The first symptom was shoulder blade ache then drowsiness. Followed by some quirky people making sounds by clearing their throats.
The best thing it did was it thought me how to convert this page to XHTML 1.0 Transitional. So there are tons of slashes and quotation marks underneath this page.
Ironically, the day ended when I slept the day after.
I’ll be retreating back to our province for remorse.
The [words enclosed in quotation marks] were from my friends, acquaintances, and some people I personally know by their names.
I was digging some journal entries and letters and found some useful insights I could share with myself. I prefer withholding their names for security reasons (my own).
In IE 6, the gallery had a bottom scrollbar which looked well off.. yes, well off. Firefox 1 displayed everything fine.
CSS and HTML code editing were futile. At first I thought it was the padding in CSS that was buggering me off but it wasn’t.
To solve it, I created a smaller problem. I made the DTD a comment tag. I got rid of the annoying bottom scroll bar in IE 6 but the gallery page wouldn’t validate correctly in XHTML. Who cares?
In this situation, I discovered a lot of differences between IE 6 and Firefox 1 when it comes to displaying the same document. I must not enumerate them in a 410px width such as this. I’d rather get used to using Firefox.
until your mouth froths with flowers
As elusive as the one I’m trying to touch,
your eyes have the same flutter.
We eat with eagerness of what is on our table.
The butterflies, the flowers, they disappear.
And finally, I have your eyes.
It is sudden sadness that illuminates them.
It is the tingle of your spoon that fills the marble floor.
I feel them – the fall
and the realization that this dinner
is a banquet for two.
Originally published in happyobituary.blogspot.com.
Nag-file ako ng tax kanina.
Pwede naman palang walang sedula, nag-aksaya pa ako ng P238.68.
Pero ayos lang, sa unang pagkakataon, nakita ko rin ang loob ng Quezon
Malaking lugar pala.. parang parke. Meron pang dalawang lumang auto na display na lang. At sa main building, may mga nakalilok sa pader na hindi ko na tinignan kung ano. Nagmamadali ako.
I was enjoying the afternoon sun when the sky suddenly wept. There we were… sinking paper boats in the puddle.
My brother made a boat out of styrofoam. He powered it with some dynamo he got from a broken toy racing car. That was the time I learned how to play with batteries and masking tapes.
While propelling in our vast garden flood, we shot it with pebbles. We burned the hell out of that boat. How mesmerizing the melting foam was.
Originally published in leave.myblogsite.com.