Naa na juy mga nangutana ba nganong magsige daw kog suwat. Well, sa ako lang, di man jud kaayo ko makasuwat kay daghan man gud magsamok sa palibot… pero okay, mosuwat jud ko ug bisag unsa sa bisag asa. Ganina ba, naa nangutana… “kanus-a diay ka nagsugod ug suwat suwat?” Uhm, I’m not really that great when it comes to writing man, but I just say what I say lang jud. Hahahaha! Mag story na lang ko….
I was 5 or 6 when I was sent to school. All my best childhood friends were going so I should also really go with them. I really thought it was fun … but no! Of course, mga bata, di ganahan biyaan … Since when I was a kid, I have always been introverted. I only get to talk to people I know, and I only knew a few. I dropped out of school… AND THEN… KAHIBALO NA DAYON mobasa akong mga friends ug mosuwat!!! That really alarmed me. I was the LOSER! Hahahaha!
Mao to, I tried to get a pen and a paper; tried writing words and failed! The feeling … it’s so makalagot. I could always hear my friend reading the book aloud in their house. Man, it made me feeling gloomy each day … but burning.
All of a sudden, I realized I want to go to school so I would know how to write and read those amazing stories bound into a book. Mao to ….
Maot jud kaayo kog agi … naa pa juy teacher nga pakauwawan ka sa klase. Yeah, if taga Public school ka kay ing-ana ang mga tawo. If i-bully ka kay pasagdan lang… sometimes, teachers ang mo-bully.
As I grew up, naka realize ko nga kung bati daw kag agi kay BRIGHT daw ka… hala… so bright ko? HAAHHAHA! ug ana sila kay pang DOCTOR daw. I’ve always wanted to be a man of science or at least someone in a laboratory (I even said I wanted to be a chemist during the sixth grade graduation).
Sa akong DARK ELEMENTARY DAYS, gi-bully jud ko… buotan man gud kaayo ko. Dili jud ko mosumbong bisag kinsa nga naay mangharrass nga silingan; nga verbal abused ko sa mga teachers nga usahay manghapak ug mamunal nimo; ug naay mga taga lain nga section nga hapit mang rape nimo. Gikapoy jud ko… mao to, I tried to be tough and learned to act effectively to the point nga daghan na kaayo kog characters nga gisul-ob… (do you read the Bible? do you know The Legion? I’ll leave it to you).
I started writing songs when I was 13. Grade 6, awkward pa kaayo ko mopili sa mga words. I know I had written poems when I was in the third grade and performed original pieces in the class, but this was the time nga mas powerful akong words. I thought I was more open to the world. I talked about life on that first song. Luod man ako words ato… pero, ang giganahan nako ba kay STORY… I never realized I loved Country Song Lyrics at a tender age. Hahahaha… ana sila, pang tiguwang daw… Kaila mong Taylor Swift? Katong sauna ha… dili ang karun.
Mao to … tanan man nakong mga na experience kay isulat nako. Ipangtago sa mga story or songs or poems or whatever! The readers could actually feel and hear the writer if the emotions are sealed tightly on the words used in the pieces.
Me, I just say what I want to say … I want to be heard too!