gas

POOOPT!!

There was a loud popping sound as I twisted open the cap of the bottle of mineral water inside my bag. I was very much surprised about the sound, especially because I was then watching CSI: Crime Scene Investigation on Channel 23 and I was alone in the house. Could it be that the bottled water contained impurities? Could it be that water bottling stations are not safe?

Then I remembered, I finished off the water contained in the bottle last Thursday and when I was about to go home by 7 pm, I replaced its contents with the last remaining 200 ml of Sprite which we had during our office meeting. It has been three days and I forgot all about it until now. The popping sound proved the carbon dioxide or spirits of the soda were still intact, and so I drank the liquid from the bottle. Interestingly, the liquid was warm but still had the taste of pale softdrink.

After putting back its cap, I then put the plastic bottle down and continued to watch television. But when I looked back at the plastic bottle, it was swaying. Could it be that a genie was inside the plastic bottle? Pardon me, LMS (last movie syndrome) I suppose as I have watched Alladin with my nephews and nieces last Monday.

I reached at the nearby electric fan and pressed the 0 button to put it off. With the air not circulating in the room, I began to feel the warmth of the cement floor. The plastic bottle was slightly tilted to one side, and so I picked it up.

I carefully studied the plastic bottle: the previously-depressed base was now rounder and protruding which caused it to become unsteady and tilt to one side; the bottle itself has become plump, and the curves were not prominent anymore unlike before.

I reset the electric fan to speed number 2 and went back to watching television. But then I thought, what if there was a real genie in the bottle? (And I swallowed it???) What would have I wished for?

As I was thinking about what my wishes would have been, Grissom was being encouraged to talk more about his dog which he thinks might be reflecting his (Grissom’s) mood. It’s mother’s day and I was thinking about my own mother for the past few days (weeks or months even)… I really miss her, and so does my family! (I just hope I could be more open about it as Grissom’s character is being encouraged to.)

Now about the wishes, I wished every mother feel the love of their children and their family even for just one hour, that would not be asking too much, isn’t it? My second wish is for tomorrow (May 10, 2010), we would have an honest, orderly and peaceful election. The third wish would be for the elected government officials to be able to lead our nation to progress, to alleviate poverty and promote justice and lasting peace.

Then suddenly I realized I had no wish for myself… I thought maybe I could just fuse the second and third wish into Wish No. 2 and have the third wish for myself. Hmmm….

Haha, what was I thinking? Maybe, the remaining gas from the stale softdrink had just kicked in. So, I went back to watching how the CSI detectives were able to catch the serial killer who models his victims into art pieces. Meantime, I would be keeping the plastic bottle for now; perhaps as an evidence for this post. Or maybe as an art piece?

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22 Comments

  1. toni

     /  May 10, 2010

    beys!
    basa muna.

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    • Wow! Base ka nga, adingko. Belated happy birthday sa iyo!! Wishing you all the best!!! Cheers!!!!

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      • toni

         /  May 10, 2010

        tenkyu manong.
        nakaboto ka na?

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        • Saan, adingko. Saanak nakaawid idiay probinsiya itatta. Adda gamin kasapulan a leppasen para no bigat. Sika ngay, nalpas kan nag-Overseas Absentee Voting?

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  2. toni

     /  May 10, 2010

    wag bawiin ung 3 wishes dahil don sa 2nd at 3rd wish nakasalalay yong tagumpay ng inang bayan.

    ung alladin at genie in a bottle parehong kanta.

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    • Haha hindi na nga raw puwede bawiin. A whole new world ang kinakanta ng mga pamangkin kong babae, habang pinagtatawanan namin yung genie at yung alagang matsing ni Aladin hehehe

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  3. The best wish ito Taribong:

    “I wished every mother feel the love of their children and their family.”

    “A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.”
    –Washington Irving

    Kalimutan na ang lahat…wag lang ang pagmamahal sa nagluwal sa atin.

    Ingat & God Bless!

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    • Maraming salamat po, Tats. Ang ganda naman ng quote na iyan.😀

      God bless you always po!

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  4. lababo

     /  May 11, 2010

    smiley. =)
    Pero bakit one hour lang? Sana for eternity, to never stop loving the person who gave birth to us…
    O kmusta naman ang eleksiyon?

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    • Tama, dapat talaga for eternity!!! Kaya minimum one hour hehehe Lusot ba?
      >Bakit “even for just one hour”? Hindi sumagi sa isip ko yung eternity hehe. Siguro dahil kung nagkataon babaguhin nun ang balanse ng buhay, ang lahat ng suwail at may kinikimkim na poot, galit at pagkamuhi ay mistulang magiging robot dahil sa wish. Teka, parang hindi rin ayon o tugma ang comment ko sa 2nd and 3rd wish. Pasensiya na po, epekto lang siguro ng napasingawang sopdrinks. Ayos?!

      Maraming salamat, lababo. Kumusta ka na? Mabuhay ang mga manggagawa!

      Ang eleksiyon ay mainit, nakakabagot at nakakapagod ngunit sa bilis ng bilangan sa kabila ng samu’t saring problema sa PCOS, transmission, etc., nabubuhay ang pag-asa at kahit papano’y nanunumbalik ang sigla. Mabuhay ang botanteng pinoy!!!

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      • lababo

         /  May 11, 2010

        Iba talaga ang epekto ng espirito ng sopisdrinks ano? haha
        Mabuhay ang botanteng Pilipino, yung mga bumoto ng galing sa puso at sa sariling desisyon ha. hindi yung mga nabili ng 200 pesos.

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        • haha oo nga! tama ka sa iyong tinuran, lababo/anak

          >>tuloy na ba ang pagni-ninong ko sa inyo? Tingin ka sa baba bilis, “tay” ang tawag na sa akin hehehehe

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  5. Wow! Para kang nag-wish ng world peace.

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    • Haha gusto ko pa nga sanang idagdag clean and green environment hehehe. Saan kaya mapupunta ang mga gabundok na basura, ano? Hindi kaya puwede pa-pick up sa Halley’s comet??

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  6. ang wish ko is for you to settle down soon…at kung wala pang kasettle down e for you to meet the “one.”

    hello tarbs!

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    • Thanks! You don’t know how much i greatly appreciate your comment, Kaye.
      Too, i wish all the best for you and your family. God bless you always!

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      • haha. di ko alam kung naapreciate mo yung comment ko o yung wish ko. hehehe. wala man lang reaksyon sa comment kong ang wish ko e somebody for you. ikaw talaga…tinatakasan mo na naman yan. :-p

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  7. jason

     /  May 14, 2010

    gusto mo talaga ko paiyaken sa post na to no?

    ngayon ko lang nabasa. kahit english pinilit ko.. nako…

    pa wish wish ka pa.. nakakaiyak

    Reply
    • Maraming salamat sa pagdalaw, Jason.

      Haha napansin mo ba ang pa-iwas at mabilis na pag-shift ng mood sa kuwento? at ang mabilis na pagdagdag ng posts??

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  8. may genie nga. may genie!
    hakhak!
    akin na lang.
    nakawish ka na eh.
    kaya malamang hahanap na rin si genie ng ibang master niya.
    tapos wiwish ako ng para sayo… ano ba wish mo tay? hakhak!

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