Senti Sabado: Pait

One of my 2016 goals was to write more Tagalog entries. Although this certain composition was written in early 2013 (or December 2012, I forget), it was written in Tagalog for our Retorika class in college. We were asked to write about different given topic each week, and this was under the category damdamin (feelings).

It’s about high school and what comes after it; tried writing it the most dramatic way albeit short and really nonsensical for some people. But still, enjoy! 🙂

Kasabay ng pagkawala ng aming unipormeng may kulay na dilaw, itim, berde, at puti, dulot ng pagpalit sa nakasanayan; ay siya ring paglaho ng aming presensya sa institusyong iyon. Pinaghalong sakit at pagkalumbay ang yumakap sa akin habang ako ay nakatingin sa likod ng bakal na harang, sa upuan ng hintayan.

Naalala ko ang lahat ng nangyari dati at naaninagan ito. Ngunit ang mga bakas na lang na natira sa aking memorya ang aking natanaw habang ang realidad ay unti-unting naging permanente sa tagpo sa aking harapan.

Nakakalungkot ang paghinto ng hayskul. Masarap ang pakiramdam ng pagiging liberal sa kolehiyo ngunit mas kakaiba ang thrill ng paggawa ng isang bagay sa ilalim ng mga panuntunan. Sabi nga nila, masarap ang masama.

Huminto ako sa pag-alaala at tumayo sa kinauupuan ko.

Hanggang doon na lang ang buhay hayskul.

Hanggang doon na lang din ako sa upuang hinarangan ng bakal. Bakal na naghihiwalay sa mga taong hindi at hindi na nabibilang roon.


Do you like Tagalog entries like this? Do you also think it’s more madamdamin to write in Tagalog?


On Senti Saturdays, I try to revive, resuscitate, bring back a blog post that had been drafted a couple of months or years back. I currently have 30 unpublished articles (including the one below) that are waiting to be edited, continued, or just simply publicized.

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3 Comments

  1. Ahhh, this made me miss writing in Tagalog too! I remember writing fiction and scripts in tagalog, and I honestly, honestly miss it.

    Tagalog is a complicated but beautiful language.
    BTW, really nice essay!!!

  2. The Filipino language is a very romantic way to express your feelings in any sorts. It’s more madamdamin than English, which is too common. 🙂

    Kai // Kitty Journal (www.kittyjournal.com)

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