indiohistorian:

Composed by Filipino rock musician, Ebe Dancel, the heart-wrenching song tells of the fictional letter of Andres Bonifacio to his wife Gregoria de Jesus (Oriang), after he was tried and executed by the Magdalo faction at the mountains of Cavite. Oriang searched the body of her husband in the mountains for months to no avail. The song fully encapsulated the humanity of Andres. I first heard this song at Ballet Philippines’ Rock Supremo, holding up my tears, as they portrayed the song through ballet. You can watch Rock Supremo of BP tonight at the BGC Amphitheater at 7:00pm.

PS. The nome de guerre of Andres was ‘Maypagasa,’ while Oriang was ‘Lakambini.’

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Kung ito na ang huli kong liham
Ayoko syang masayang sa isang paalam
Sa isang paalam
Dahil ako ay mabubuhay sa yong mga alaala
At sa puso mo, diwa ko’y titira

Di mo na ako kailangang hanapin pa
Pikit ka lang sinta, ako ay nariyan na

Sa buhay mang ito o sa kabilang mundo
Hangga’t may pag asang dumadaloy sa akin at sa yo
Hangga’t pagibig ay panig sa atin, kumagat man ang dilim
wag mangamba, dahil liwanag tayo ng isa’t isa

O Lakambini ko, buhay ng buhay ko
San ka man patungo, dalhin mo ako
‘Wag ka nang matakot, mundo’y hayaan mong umikot
Darating din ang panahon ng hinahon

Di mo na ako kailangang hanapin pa
Pikit ka lang sinta, ako ay nariyan na

Sa buhay mang ito o sa kabilang mundo
Hangga’t may pag asang dumadaloy sa akin at sa yo
Hangga’t pagibig ay panig sa atin, kumagat man ang dilim
‘Wag mangamba, dahil liwanag tayo ng isa’t isa

Life-hunting

Finding the perfect book/poem/song that perfectly fits at the right time of my life is what makes me the happiest. It is, I think, the feeling of finding your destiny. ”Magical,” I dare say, “for all the right reasons.” 

The sun is perfect and you woke this morning. You have enough language in your mouth to be understood. You have a name, and someone wants to call it. Five fingers on your hand and someone wants to hold it. If we just start there, every beautiful thing that has and will ever exist is possible. If we start there, everything, for a moment, is right in the world.