Thursday, February 25, 2010

When in Rome

I was thinking, if we had "dress-up day" back then, I probably would have worn a collared shirt. Maybe long pants, too. Ok, maybe even a pair of shoes.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

虎, 虎, . . .

. . . burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Mayo noon ang buwan, at may Santacruzan.
Ikaw ang Elena, sa gabi'y siyang reyna.
Libo ang kandila; ngunit pagtingala -

tila ba himala - higit pa ang tala!

Ilaw rito't doon sa puso ko noon.

Ngunit ako'y lito, kaya't di natanto,
na lahat ng ilaw, na sa aki'y tanglaw,

ay ikaw. Ay ikaw. Ikaw.

Paglipas ng Mayo, pagsungaw ng Hunyo,

nang ika'y lumayo, ilaw ri'y naglaho
At mga kandila nangagsipagluksa

at sa pagtingala wala ni isang tala.

Dilim dito't doon, pumaligid noon,

kung kaya't natanto ng puso kong ito
na lahat ng ilaw na sa aki'y tanglaw,

ay ikaw. Ay ikaw! Ikaw.

Kung ikaw ay wala, wala rin ni tala.

Kung ika'y kapiling, kahit tala'y saling.
Sapagkat ang ilaw na sa aki'y tanglaw

ay ikaw! Ay ikaw! Ikaw!

"Ikaw," awit sa dulang "Sinta" ni Pagsi.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Push Button to Eject

A little over nine months after I first entered a courtroom, to make my first appearance before a judge, in my very first case, the client calls and tells me that they received a copy of the decision ordering the adverse party to vacate the property.

Like I said elsewhere, the outcome of the case had everything to do with the contents of the killer position paper, and had absolutely nothing to do with its page formatting. Of course, it also helps if the opposing counsel does not appear to know what he is talking about in his position paper.

I won my first case. Whatever happens for the rest of my life, I can now always say that with a straight face.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Poor Eli

Does anyone who watch Heroes here really think that Eli (and all of his copies) has a snowball's chance in hell of beating Peter and Sylar? I will be disappointed if that fight is not over in five seconds max.