Sangil: The start of ‘ber’ months

I JUST don't know why seers and some superstitious people believe August is a ghost month. Many believe that businessmen should place on hold whatever ventures that are on the drawing board. And that many serious mistakes are committed during the month.

This month was really bad for people in San Luis, Pampanga and Jaen, Nueva Ecija. The avian flu scare resulted to multi-million peso losses among poultry growers. I've learned even Mayor Danilo Baylon of Candaba went house to house giving free chicken to families because nobody is buying. Instead of spending thousands of pesos just to feed em, he wisely just distributed the fowls. That's even good politics for him.

Caloocan Bishop Pablo David was everyday in his homily among his flocks in the diocese kept warning them about the "angel of death" lurking in the streets. He warned police that there should be no more Kian De Los Santos who should be mercilessly killed by policemen. The streets of Metro Manila and Bulacan were always blinking red from police cars and ambulances.

Anyway, today (August 31) is the last day of August. Tomorrow (September 1) will already be the start of the "ber" months, then Christmas. Radio programs will start making a countdown. Then some eager beavers start playing Christmas carols. "Give Love on Christmas Day" is all time favorite.

For a while let's forget Operation Tokhang, the drug smuggling in the Bureau of Customs and never ending investigations at the senate, instead let's talk about love. One thing certain in all of us, we never stop loving. Till our last breath, we will love our family, and partner. Romance is another thing. President Duterte is guilty of this. In a speech he said both the first wife Madam Zimmerman and partner Honeylet Avancena are already "old." So he is now "in love" with a much younger girl. As it it's in a song, "when you're in love, it's the loveliest night of the year." Not only Digong Duterte but I and you experienced that sometime in our lives. The hopelessly romantics are in many turns.

I love going to movies with romantic themes. My second choice is the action movies and even if you pay me, I won't see a horror thriller. It makes fall in love whenever I am in a cinema with those Nicholas Sparks movies.

People like me who are in senior years still woo and make us "kilig" when the drama in its pitch, the sweethearts in the celluloid screen met and fell in love and make tight embrace and do the sweetest kiss ever. When they part and say the girl lost her lover, we we also shed some tears, just like in the movie Ghost where Patrick Swayze died and his spirit can't leave behind the untended Demi Moore.

One movie that till today lingers in my memory was the scene in that movie "Love is a Many Splendoured thing" where the very handsome William Holden played Mark Elliot an American reporter falling in love with Jennifer Jones who played Han Suyin. The appointed time and place was set and Jennifer was waiting for William, but the latter will never be able to make it because he was killed in his days covering the Korean war.

The heart is to be first to be heard as the fetus is being developed in the pregnant mother's womb. Even when you are asleep, while all the organs in the body stop functioning in the meanwhile, the heart never stop and still beats constantly. Same thing about love. We will never stop loving till the day that our kids will be closed forever.
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