Tuesday, July 25, 2006


Some THREE's in my life:

3 things that scare me:
- nuclear waste and armaments
- religious fanatics
- provincial bus drivers strung out on crystal meth/shabu

3 people who can make me laugh
- Bush
- Gloria
- anyone caught lying

3 things I love:
- a bamboo bed under the shade of a mango tree on a lazy afternoon
- stories about people who, against all odds, emerged victorious
- babies (before able to ask for a trust fund and power of attorney)

3 things I hate (hate is a pretty strong word, which I’ve learned not to succumb into. For this purpose, I will replace hate with avoid):
- people who get stupid on me
- driving alone in Metro Manila
- local folks who justify their erroneous ways or procrastinations by exclaiming, “but this is the Philippines”

3 things I don’t understand
- adults who promulgate the idea that alcohol consumption among our youths increases their masculinity
- grown men who believe the use of an umbrella on rainy days decreases their masculinity
- indifference

3 things on my desk
- M&Ms
- unpaid bills
- loose change

3 things I’m doing right now:
- doing this meme
- deciding where or not to play badminton because of these heavy rains
- listening to B52’s first album

3 things I wish to do before I die:
- sky jump
- travel to Antarctica (though I despise winter)
- accomplish something to leave behind that will benefit my fellowman even if only on small scale

3 things I can do:
- play tennis and badminton quite well
- articulate my thoughts/feelings when aggrieved
- approach any favorite music artist and hold a brief conversation with him (did this a lot in NYC)

3 ways to describe my personality:
- casual
- compassionate
- at peace with myself

3 things people might not know about me:
- I was a jai-alai amateur player at fifteen
- curious about things paranormal
- joined and took many classes in the famed Art Students League of New York just for the heck of it

3 things I can’t do:
- skate (roller, in-line or board)
- drive big bikes (Harley Davidson)
- toy with people’s emotions

3 things I think you should listen to:
- own intuition
- jazz
- someone alluding to committing suicide

3 things I don’t think you should listen to ever:
- other’s idea of what you ought to be as a human being
- other’s private conversations
- horrendous singing at a karaoke bar

3 of my absolute favorite foods:
- pizza
- dimsun
- desserts of any kind

3 things I’d like to learn:
- play the xylophone
- write a poem
- do the tango (ala Pacino in Scent of a Woman)

3 beverages I drink regularly:
- mineral water
- Coke Light
- decaf coffee

3 shows I watched when I was a child:
- wrestling from America
- Warner Bros. cartoons (where I started to appreciate orchestral music)
- lots of movies (my father took me to one whenever I went with him to his office on Saturdays and during school breaks)

3 people I have tagged to do this meme:
- Senorito Ako (who is in New Zealand and feeling horribly homesick)
- Major Tom (who can use this meme as a respite from his serious writings)
- Rey Villegas (he may get a kick out of doing this meme)

Click Jairam

posted by Señor Enrique at 7:30 PM


Anonymous niceheart said...

Interesting answers, some made me laugh. I also always have M&Ms on my desk.

July 26, 2006 10:22 AM  

Blogger Rey said...

This is different from Tin's and I'll be answering this.

Interesting facts... :)

July 26, 2006 10:30 AM  

Anonymous Major Tom said...

Now this is what I mean as truly revealing and its fun going thru this...It's like reading an autobiography of a very famous person, very eventful and pleasantly surprising...I never met a jai-alai player ever before (and that should be normal for there ain't not much of them anyway) but now I am conversing with one. I used to bet on them so many years ago and memorized almost every player there is...It sad that the fronton had closed already...I never knew why they had such a big fuzz bout the gambling going on in the fronton when even upto now, cockpits and casinos are more prevalent and baneful...

July 26, 2006 2:55 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

For some odd reason, Irene, I never outgrew M&Ms. Loved them as a kid and still love them now.

Glad you enjoyed reading my THREEs :)

July 26, 2006 7:16 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Great, Rey! I'm really curious what you'll come up with, especially from your perspective as an artist :)

July 26, 2006 7:18 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Whoa, Major Tom, that's some compliment :) Thanks, really. Actually I tried to make it light and amusing at the same time.

Yes...I must have played at the fronton at Taft Avenue for about a year until I left for New York. Had I not gone away, I would have probably pursued pro status; if not, at least, worked in the back office or something. Goodness...I've got lots of bittersweet memories about those days. I'll blog about them here and there soon.

Thanks and looking forward to read your 3s! :)

July 26, 2006 7:22 PM  

Blogger j said...

jai-alai player? wow! i'm also curious about the paranormal stuffs, one reason why I watched the X-files regularly :)

thanks for playing along Senor, I love M&Ms and pizza too!

July 29, 2006 2:06 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

If you're curious about x-file type stuff, Jairam, check out PhilippinePhil's "Another Spine-Shivering Tale" @ http://philippinesphil.blogspot.com/

My pleasure, Jairam...it was certainly fun!

July 29, 2006 6:45 AM  

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