Saturday, January 27, 2007

Ingredients for the perfect afternoon:

1. Gloomy and rainy but not stormy weather. Not too cold to need a jacket but cool enough not to use an electric fan.

2. Norah Jones playing in the background.

3. A cup of coffee. Mine was flavored Hazelnut.

4. Murakami's "Kafka on the Shore". Somehow Murakami's perfect for rainy days - brooding yet reflective.

Perfect days do not come as a gift, a wonderful package. What is given, I think, is just the potential to be 'perfect'. The rest is up to us. One must seize the opportunity to create the most fulfilling and satisfying moments.

The only thing that mar the afternoon is the fact that I shouldn't be reading at all. I should be sitting in front of the computer, finishing my manuscript.

I wasn't able to continue writing my manuscript until after I finshed "Kafka on the Shore". I don't quite know what to make of it. It's one of those books that you just have to finish yet I am hesitant to declare it as brilliant.

Also finished J.M. Coetzee's "Disgrace" which Jas lent me. I feel that I don't want to read anything for a while. I want his voice to linger in my mind.


Blogger Ocnarf said...

Existensialist ka nga, judging by your definition of perfect.


2:46 PM  
Blogger silangan said...

balistika, ayan ha nag-update na ako. kapag sinoli muna yung kafka on the shore ko, pahiramin kita ng sputnik, tsaka mo siya ijudge.

-biktima ni balistika

9:30 PM  
Blogger joffin said...

hello ilia!
alam mo matagal ko nang binili yung kopya ko ng kafka on the shore pero di ako maka-usad usad sa lintek na nobelang ito. haay. so truly... worth it ba? sabi kasi nila maganda daw. yan din ang sabi ng marami sa midnight's children ni rushdie, na hanggang ngayon ay hindi ko pa rin natatapos. nyemet na buhay ito oo.
magbabasa na lang ako ng komiks.

4:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To joffin:

Hi po! Yeah, worth it siya pagdating sa dulo. Although hindi ko pa din masabi na super spectacular pero okay siya, nakaka-adik. Hehe. Oo nga, pugad baboy na lang basahin natin, pang destress pa.

- ilia

2:00 PM  

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