All posts filed under: Literary

I Left My Heart In San Pedro

Please play the music below while browsing this post. San Pedro, Laguna where my heart and family lives. I love this place more than Santa Mesa, Manila where I grew up and went to college. San Pedro is our new found home since 2005, my hidden paradise. I wish I could take more photos every morning when I go over the hills to chase the sunshine and sweat. I wish I can go home and watch the sunrise ’till it goes down to my feet. Just home and do nothing. Photos here are taken by my old phone camera and Olympus Digital camera years ago (4 yrs back or so). Pixels aren’t great but the framed memories are gold. Post by: John Robert Ramos Images: Own Music: Thank you Mark for creating this music.

MEN’S WEAR: The Lomo Heat

One summer evening before the sunset, that’s 6:30 pm in Dubai. The sun was still up until 7:10 pm. High humidity (almost damp) with outstanding temperature in the wind. Yes we did, just right after work. After posting “Let’s Pull & Bear” I went to visit Pull&Bear in Deira City Centre and took some stuff. I am very lucky to find this limited edition vintage canvas bag with a genuine leather strap. A staff on the cash counter told me that I just purchased a high quality product, its very strong and will outlast. Anyone can tell that it is indeed look tough even the trousers with a label tagline saying “Stronger than ever”. Pull and Bear is a Spanish clothing and accessories retailer based in Narón, Galicia and founded in 1991. The company began to sell through an online store in September 2011. Here in Dubai you can find them at Deira City Centre, Dubai Mall, Mercato and Mall of the Emirates. Top: Photo Edition Shirt not from P&B but from Bershka. Carrot fit …

“Poetry” Korean Film

Love… and never look back. If you are patient enough for an old fashion poerty reading session, then try watching this Korean film that has won the Best Screenplay in Fesfival de Cannes and still counting more awards from various film festival aroung the globe. SYNOPSIS Mija (veteran actress Yun Jung-hee) is a beautiful woman in her sixties who moves gracefully through life, contemplating a trivial daily routine that is ill-suited to her refined persona. With elegance and a dash of eccentricity, Mija takes care of her ungrateful grandson Wook (Lee David) and makes a living by cleaning house for an elderly man who, though paralyzed by a stroke, still responds to her charm with bouts of drug-induced arousal. On a whim, Mija enrolls in a poetry class at the local cultural centre and begins a personal quest to find the perfect words to describe her feelings. However, she’s plagued by the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, and struggles with new vocabulary and the challenges of the creative process. When her world is turned upside down by …

My Secret Life in Brunei

MY SECRET LIFE IN BRUNEI DARUSSALAM By John Robert Ramos No other Filipino expat has ever stumbled upon an extraordinary life in Brunei in a short period of 18 months of staying but me. True stories of my odd acquaintances with diverse individuals in relation to work, lifestyle, nightlife, street life, love life, sex life even the life of other overseas worker and local people that I knew. The locals may never realize their own country the same way again after reading my story. The current Filipino overseas workers in Brunei might ask themselves how they could never heard of it. And ordinary readers will be astonished of what oddity can happen when you’re young, alone and fearless in Brunei Darussalam.

Ang Sabi ng Nanay Ko, Sabi ng Tatay Ko.

– “Sabi ng nanay ko inampon lang daw nya ko” – “Sabi ng nanay ko huwag daw akong bibili ng karayom sa gabi” – “Sabi ng tatay ko magisip ako daw ng 100 beses bago ako magdesisyon, nagisip din kaya sya ng 100 beses bago sya magdesisyon sumama  sa ibang babae?” – “Sabi ng nanay ko bakit daw ako mahihiya hindi naman ako magnanakaw.” – “Sabi ng nanay at tatay ko nung mahuli nila akong may lipstik at naka bestida; bakla kaba, bat’ mo naisip maglipstik?”This my ongoing project. Magawa ko kaya itong libro? Kakayanin kaya ng powers ko to? Abangan!