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30 April 2007

One night in Dumaguete in 2002

One night in Dumaguete in 2002, I found myself riding in the back of a pickup truck with my male co-fellows at the National Writer's Workshop. Earlier, Allan Pastrana, Gelo Suarez, Baryon Posadas, and Peter Mayshle had been itching to go out. The girls -- Daryll Delgado, Naya Valdellon, Kristin Alave, and Mookie Katigbak, plus the fabulous Michael Morco -- were nowhere to be found, and so I was stuck with the boys. Ian Casocot and a friend picked us up and took us to this small restaurant which I think served very spicy food. There was drinking and heavy smoking, and someone got the bright idea of writing a renga on a piece of table napkin.


At way past midnight, with the boys in various degrees of inebriation, I pocketed the piece of table napkin, and then stuck it to my diary.

I came across this piece of table napkin a couple of years ago, and sent an image of it to Ian, who promptly published it in his blog. Now I have come across it again, suddenly, conveniently, almost inevitably, while leafing through my old diary volumes looking for a name of a person that I have forgotten. But while trying to remember what I recall forgetting, I was reminded of that which I had not realized I had forgotten.

One night in Dumaguete in 2002, flowers began to take root in my soul.

10 Comments:

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Isn't there a book that was supposedly written by a group of American writers who would meet for lunch to write it? It was my brother who told me about it.

5:11 PM  
Blogger Maryanne Moll said...

Hmm. THAT I have to look up. :)

11:37 PM  
Blogger Witness Street said...

The penmanship on that paper is invariably male indeed. Not that your name doesn't register easily - rather I'm predisposed to think that even without a drop of alcohol, men never follow those lines anyway. But what am I saying!?

Hoping you write more about the Dumaguete experience. Cheers!

6:03 PM  
Blogger Witness Street said...

The penmanship on that paper is invariably male indeed. Not that your name doesn't register easily - rather I'm predisposed to think that even without a drop of alcohol, men never follow those lines anyway. But what am I saying!?

Hoping you write more about the Dumaguete experience. Cheers!

6:07 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Maryanne: I invited you on the 24th to the Something About Me reading challenge. Let me know if you did NOT get the email, and I'll send it again!!! Looking forward to your list!
Lisa.

8:56 AM  
Blogger Maryanne Moll said...

Yep. Those guys write all over the place, and not just literally. Case in point: Gelo Suarez. Teehee.

9:25 AM  
Blogger Maryanne Moll said...

Hi, Lisa! No, I did not seem to get it. Will go email you now. I'm so excited to join!

9:28 AM  
Blogger Maryanne Moll said...

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9:29 AM  
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6:16 AM  
Blogger Maryanne Moll said...

The Smurfs?! I love the Smurfs! I used to imagine I was Smurfette. Haha. But since I have been rather busy lately I have not been going to the blogs that I have found so entertaining and informative.

Hmm. Perhaps one episode every couple of days?

Thanks for the heads-up!

8:30 AM  

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