Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Tango Maligned

I was listening to my current favorite radio station on my mp3 player on my way to work today,a s I do every work day, and one of the comments made by a listener was: "Walang maloloko kung walang magpapaloko." This sort of made the blood rush to my head and stuck, obviously, since I am still thinking about it now 4 hours later.

There are some cases where I would have to agree with this statement. I have an office mate who is with someone who consistently cheats on her. She knows this. She's caught her partner a couple of times. Other people have told her about it. This was the setting of how they got together. And yet, they are still together. My office mate's reason is, she needs an admission of the cheating to be able to let go. In this case, it really is two tango-ing. Heck, I can totally empathize with her. But I know of other couples where one is a fantastic partner. Loving, giving, etc and lauded as such by the partner at that. And yet, the partner still cheats. The reason given: that's how men are. Where is the "it takes two to tango" here?

I just thought the generalization in the comment was unfair. There really are just some shitty people who don't care about anyone or anything other than themselves and their pleasure. There is no tango for these people because their lives are solo performances with the partner being just the unfortunate audience. I just needed to get that out.


I've been meaning to post a "beginning of the new decade" post but I just haven't gotten around to it before now. And this post is definitely pathetic if one were to rate it in terms of style and content. This is because I've actually been really busy this first half of the first month of 2010. I am taking this as a good sign. I remember that I like being busy. It makes me feel productive and useful. I don't like being over-worked, mind you. And so far, the amount of work I am doing in the office is just right. Great way to start the week. So, excuse me for the short and unoriginal post.
I would like to say that I am sticking to what I said at the end of last year. I still want those things on my lists. I want the promotion and more money, I want to be able to provide for my kids well, I want to focus on "me" love, and I want my true love. Hahaha! If there's one thing I am absolutely sure of it's that I am beginning this year with a recovered appreciation of everything romantic. I feel like I took a dip in the well of Princess Bride, Labyrinth, Baby Boom, Secret of my Success, and all the 80's feel-good movies I grew up with.
So, that's that for this post. I have a lot of things I want to post about- almost a collection of questions bouncing around in my head that Ive been meaning to "talk" about so anticipate more post today until the end of the week!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Belated Greetings