Ka Thorpehan-A A +A
By Rene Lizada
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
(WHY this? Because of all the Thor jokes.)
Nung kathorse pa ako, I wanted to be a painthor. Pero nagalit ang parents ko and they told me, gago ka ba, kathorpehan yan.
Mas mabuti pa maging bus conducthor ka or even a janithor. Kasi if you are a painthor, walang steady income yan. Mas okay pa angmay sari sari sthor, maski maliit ang kita steahdy I mean steady ang pera. Pero ang thabi, este sabi ko, I still want to be a painthor.
They asked me, nangutana thila. Why anak, why do you want to be a painthor? I thed, I mean said, becoth I would like to expreth myself. I want to show my emothyons, my feelings, my thoughts in my paintings. They did not understand, wala sila kasaboth.
But they insisted and since I lived with them I had no choice but I was thorn. I vowed, that I shall never forget my dream. My dream will not die. It shall live and it shall rethorn. So I became what they wanted me to be: An interior decorathor. I said to myself that perhaps I could expreth mythelf in this manner.
I became a thuccesful decorathor and money was no object. But before I continue, leth me thell you some things about myself.
My favorite day is Sathorday. I hate Thorsday. I do not know why. When I was in the Thates, I was caught in a thornado. It almoth swept me off my feet but luckily naka gunit ako. That was scary and that?s why I like to live in the equathor, walay thornado pero nay thorms.. I do not like to ride the elevathor because I have clausthorphobia. But in fairness, gusto ko ang escalathor! I like to eat chicken but I do not like thorkey.
My favorite snack is thoron. And my favorite movie is, you guessed it, The Terminathor. I also like my idol, Thor. I do not like the alligathor especially in human form. One of my pastimes is thorfing the net. I hate hypocrites and imposthors. And I do not like thortillas. And I like to read to love thories. I do not like cheese but I like buthor.
Anyway having said let me continue with my thory. As I said I became a successful interior decorathor. I was responsible in fixing up some of the best hotels and some of the best houthes, I mean houses in our thity. But still my dream of becoming a painthor would not die. I really wanted to be one. So I decided that I would take one year thabattical leave from my work and do what I wanted.
And tho, I started painting even if I had no formal training. I just followed be heart and my thoul. I began to paint. I painted anything. I painted thortles, thorses, calculathors, even thorpedoes. I just painted anything and everything. I was happy, mathaya thalaga ako when I painted. Iknew that I wath a painthor. Sa putho ko, painthor talaga ako.
My one year leave was the happiest of my life. I was caught up in a frenzy of painting. But alath, the year went by tho fast. And I had to go back to reality. But I am happy because I was able to fulfill my heart?s desire. What is in thore for me? I really do not know but I shall fathe the futthor with comfidence and gratitude becauth I am more confident that I shall be able to do what I have always wanted.
You see, thama yung parents ko. It took me thome time to become a painthor but I became one.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on July 18, 2012.