Wednesday, November 9


  • Met up last night with Kule's (all-girl) kultura section, which I agreed to guest-edit for remainder of term (was in Zambales over the weekend for consolidation activity). Slightly missed this: brainstorming for possible topics and frameworks. Like Occupy Movement and politics of space, Manny Pacquiao and Barthes, and political correctness and the Other.
  • Tried to insert imagination discourse in Occupy article, mainly based on Zizek assertion expressed in this manner: "Look at the movies that we see all the time. It’s easy to imagine the end of the world. An asteroid destroying all life and so on. But you cannot imagine the end of capitalism." See? Brilliant. What has happened to our collective imagination? What has shaped it to be such? A new writer, pretty and from CBA, noted that with capitalism so entrenched, an alternative doesn't seem to exist. Exactly.
  • Enroled yesterday. Subjects this sem are poetics workshop (under JNG) and fiction workshop (under BD). In spite of myself, quite excited, especially to have T as classmate in both subjects. Now have guarantee that at least one person will understand projects/intentions so will no longer go crazy over disconnects.
  • Restless fortnight. Restless only word to describe it, mostly about work and finances. Last stretch of 2011 - just one year, I told myself, to endure without a full-time job - appears to be putting up a belated (but spirited) fight. Suspect now that prolonged talking with friends have taken away novelty of issue and is now nothing but a bore. But restless fortnight: wish to remember you in the future, either as cautionary tale or lesson not learned.
  • Will also say this here: was rejected for a job I really, really liked. Apparently, willingness to receive minimum wage for an 8 to 5er not enough. But such is only one among trove of recent failures, in this year that is clear to have prematurely, if at all, peaked.
  • Can't wait for 2011 to be over (without, of course, bypassing Christmas, first time in a while am actually looking forward to December; those who matter know why). Will try to be/do better in 2012, to make 2012 better, although as it is preceded by the year when I got fatter, poorer, and lazier, it is sincerely hard to imagine how it cannot.

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