It’s the time of the year again. While a thimble full of whiskey can take your mind off the crazy things like finding a mistletoe and start hurling them at people, or just setting “Last Christmas” on repeat one while drinking yourself into hibernation, there is indeed a better way to deal with singleness in this season of the year.
But if you’re anything like me, where you’re used to surviving through the holidays with the help of your good friend wine, or maybe spending the rest of the days on a trip to avoid the bitterness, you might have already wondered where the hell to spend the rest of the days count down. Where else different.
So instead of being the sour puss at the corner dreading every single holiday song being played, on the night December 13, at Pink Panda Southeast Asian Diner, the geniuses behind Ampalaya Monologues organized an event where people together can celebrate a night of agony, and of singleness, and of love and heartache through a series of music, art, and monologues performed by various spoken word artists from Words Anonymous, Theatre in Alternative Platforms, and Titik: Poetry and Open Mic.
There are also music performances by Coeli San Luis, Chasing the Deadlines, and Suicidal Genius. Also, a live art show by Cavity Collective.
The night was filled with smiles and cries and laughter as spoken word artists performed beautiful pieces of poetry inspired by their love stories , singleness, and heartbreaks.
Check out some these hugot lines from various spoken word artists:
“Ang sakit ay bahagi ng pag-ibig ngunit ang pag-ibig ay hindi palaging bahagi ng sakit.”
“Nasaan ka na kaya, iniisip mo pa kaya ako, sino na kaya ang pinapaasa mo ngayon? pero kasalanan ko naman ‘to e, hindi kita dapat sinabing paasa kung sa una pa lang ako naman na ang nagassume di ba?”
“Ang gusto ko lang naman i-kiss mo ko sa ilalim ng mistletoe. (ay wala nga palang mistletoe dito) keri na ako sa ilalim ng parol. talo-talo na yan.”
“Hindi ko alam bakit third party ang tawag sa mga nakiki-sawsaw sa relasyon ng iba kasi anong dapat i-celebrate doon? Paano naging party ‘yon eh kayong dalawa lang naman ang nagkaka-inan?”
“Sino ba naman ang nagmamahal nang naka-schedule ang katapusan?”
“Huwag mo na akong hawakan kung hindi mo rin naman tatagalan.
Huwag mo na akong yakapin kung hindi mo rin naman hihigpitan.
Huwag mo na akong halikan kung hindi mo rin naman didiinan.
Huwag mo na akong mahalin kung hindi mo rin naman paninindigan.”
“Darating din siya. Ang tama na dahilan ng lahat ng mali. Ang oo na dahilan ng lahat ng hindi. Ang sapagkat na dahilan ng lahat ng bakit. “
So if you might have missed this one, you can still follow Ampalaya monologues on facebook to keep track on their upcoming events: www.facebook.com/AmpalayaMonologues