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Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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Chacapna: The 'flower vase' superintendent and his 'flowers,' part four

Half Naked

QUICKIE -- the word, one might want to know or use in the end. But it depends on the purpose: physical, social, philosophical and even financial. Elusive as it is, if your mind flies away from its dirty connotation. Especially so, if you add additional words, like: quickie or quickies -- in the dark. Someone asked me why I like carving hanging stories. I replied: if you want to reach the successful peak, you need to start slow before going fast, because sudden exploits are surely painful. And before darkness gallops your imagination and lead you astray to what this quickie would mean, let me continue rewriting the story of Judas, the honorable man in our times. So when Judas opened his bag and saw the bread as small as the pebble, he took it and ate. But Peter again notices the size of Judas’s bread and offered his. Judas again thought of honoring his word “he is full,” so he said to Peter: "I really took a pebble because I’m full." But in his mind he said “nonta ekay piyan mu eagangak, neman, mangendaw ka ni makan, waray sakey akew muntu Peter, sikam e nandaga, egshein muntu ni inamag mu.” Peter was dumbfounded of what Judas was saying. So he left. After eating, Jesus again ordered all the disciples to descend from the mountain to reach the Eden garden. But he said to all of them: carry two rocks, to witness another miracle. At this point Judas made it sure, not to be disadvantaged. He took one pebble and a big rock. You will know what happened in the next issue. As to the question, Did Rico, the “flower vase” superintendent of the mountainous city, together with his flowers, took part in dipping the cookie jar of the special education fund? The answer might call for “yes.” Myths say, when Rico took over the division of the Mountainous city, he does not know where the gold was. So he called Sora -- his best flower, to map out all possible locations. And presto, not only did she found one, but lots of gold mines. She said: friend no need for geologist and engineers. All we need to do is read the ABC’s of bidding and all the gold will roll in our doors. It seems, what your sounding is so interesting, Rico replied. But how was that? It’s like this, Sora continues: there is this thing called SEF or Special Education Fund which segregates one percent from tobacco and real estate taxes for educational purposes in the city. Accordingly, we only need the school board compose of a mayor and you as the superintendent to dispose the fund. The rest of the members can be dummies, if you like. That’s how quick it is. You can even roll the gold quickly in the dark to avoid detection from our friends in the Audit house. You know their colors. Someone there might not like what we are mining here or might not like the sharing scheme in case you will be generous. But what about the teachers Rico further ask? No problem, Sora quickly replied: we just give those bond papers and jacket. Anyway they will never ask where the money spent for that, came from. To be continued...


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