Friday, September 26, 2008
a couple of days after my birthday, worthman told me that i am in for a surprise when i get to meet his batch' fifteenth english major. currently, there are lucky thirteen of them in the senior year, jomay (who is on leave) is the fourteenth and so, i conjectured that really, there must be someone who's about to return or shift from another program or transfer from another school next semester. i didn't find out until today when i asked the senior class to visit me at the faculty room for a little treat.
i was busy sorting criticisms on world literature when their invasion uprooted me from my seat. all excited, they prodded me into opening yet another birthday gift and voila, i discovered worthman's mystery person. how admirable their originality is!
so the image here shows the new look of my table, with a scanned version of senior english majors' caricature just outside the panel, above my class schedule plotting form pasted onto the wall. apart from the literature and criticism references, i have a new set of inspiration through the photos of lottie, shy, gesselle, prinsesa, angie, carla, jas, roxan, arlene, princess xaviour, blackcat, jomay, nel, worthman and our generation's superstar. the poem of pablo neruda completes the masterpiece. such a great taste.
and just when one by one my invisible homepage visitors confess to having enjoyed my wacky posts, another visitor in the person of princess xaviour emerges with what's supposed to be an artistic rendition of a previous post. like the quiet lady that she always is, she approaches me when everyone else is shuffling out of the faculty room and then hands me a piece of paper drawn with the image seen right here (a little game: who's who?). these young people amaze me with their talent, thoughtfulness and sweetness. what do i say but i love you piolo, este, english majors!