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Salesman's Journal

Entry 2

          Still inside Ana's villa, the fashion designer unabated, endlessly rummaging  through every cabinet in every room i surveyed to be safe. His head buried deep among clothes and lost among layers of plastic cover. "Could she be more specific?" he was interrupted by my resigned voice.
          He led me to a closed door and gesture to back him up as he reached for door knob and forcibly pushing it to reveal an empty center but walls were packed. To the left were stilettos of various colors properly placed on shelves; sparkling bejeweled ones were occupying two upper shelves; high heeled shoes adorned with ruffles, ribbons and bows were charmingly displayed as they would in store counters. Simple red, blue and translucent glass stilettos ( or so i thought it was glass) sat at an interval with basic black.


 Below them were boxes labeled Blahnik, Ferragamo and Cavalli among others. Ana the model didn't know clogs, sneakers and flats do exists altogethe…

Salesman's Journal

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Entry 1

          The fashion designer lives lavishly in Philippines' financial district. I felt like the notion of living normally is not possible for him. They had privilege of the rich who got money to burn but this one had their wealth from various businesses which grew from decades of hard work; an old rich so it's unwise for them to burn money.
          One day, fashion designer and I were walking endlessly and he saw a paper article with photo of one of his former model turned antiques and art dealer. The article caught our attention as the model we can call Ana was photographed with the perfume flask which once belong to him. The writer tackled issues of why she shifted suddenly at the height of her career. Ana would say a lot of models do that, citing her model friends who became an actress and a lot others went to pursue singing career and other arts.
          The article featured her vast collections of arts and antiques which the writer elaborately discussed wit…

The Quest

Hunting for your next great reads this summer is not only tiresome; I mean, you'll get lost browsing the net. A voracious reader can easily get lost but let's narrow it down. I always go to the Best Selling section( please note that my reading habit is not limited to Bestsellers) Once there, you still need to narrow down your search because each one is competing for your attention; and voracious reader that you are, you have the tendency to buy the whole rack. We don't want that because trash is everywhere really. Narrow it further to what piqued your interest at the moment. In my case, I am rooting for Dan Brown’s new book Origin. So I perused on every word right to the very end of its synopsis and felt delighted having found something to look forward to. I have the feeling Origin will have me properly acquainted with modern art as Brown's previous bestsellers had me being more appreciative of classic arts. I am always hunting for some treasures and make a …

Heaven Sent

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Heaven is so elusive; an abstract concept Metaphysics could only explore. Nevertheless, people throughout ages had come to define Heaven dependent of the reality they are in. Defining Heaven varies widely relative to religion, culture and of different civilizations. Some suggested, it is a physical realm for God and had several planes of Hierarchical Order for Angels. Some suggested Heaven is a highest mental state one achieved through spiritual journey. A journey which one progresses as he reaches different levels of mental state. The highest of which is the Nirvana. The Heaven.
          No matter how one define Heaven; be it of physical or of spiritual sphere, it seems to me that Heaven is so elusive; though it has levels; it is not of General admission per se. Finding Heaven is a journey one spends in a lifetime. Aeon ago, there were evidences across different cultures and religions; people built stairways to Heaven. It sounds familiar? Yes, you've heard of it. The Tower of Bab…

Heaven Sent

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Heaven is so elusive; an abstract concept Metaphysics could only explore. Nevertheless, people throughout ages had come to define Heaven dependent of the reality they are in. Defining Heaven varies widely relative to religion, culture and of different civilizations. Some suggested, it is a physical realm for God and had several planes of Hierarchical Order for Angels. Some suggested Heaven is a highest mental state one achieved through spiritual journey. A journey which one progresses as he reaches different levels of mental state. The highest of which is the Nirvana. The Heaven.
          No matter how one define Heaven; be it of physical or of spiritual sphere, it seems to me that Heaven is so elusive; though it has levels; it is not of General admission per se. Finding Heaven is a journey one spends in a lifetime. Aeon ago, there were evidences across different cultures and religions; people built stairways to Heaven. It sounds familiar? Yes, you've heard of it. The Tower of Ba…

Side View- Super Perspective

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Side View
Super Perspective By: Jeferson L. Beluso                                                             


          There are two sides in every story; let us hope it is so for most of the stories I happened to pick up was told in one perspective; mostly by the protagonist’s perspective. It was so convenient to know their fears, to sympathized with their struggles, to be with them in their every quest; we follow their dreams and aspirations. We pursue their task as if it is our own happiness to overcome them. We know them very much that we fell in love with them. We hate their enemies that  we wanted to take part in their battle and we wanted to kill their enemies ourselves and we soak in their glories as if it is our
own.

          But would you feel the same if you’ve heard or knew their enemies’s side of the story? It was painful not to be heard or hadn’t given the chance to explain. Too much had written about them but it told only of their evil doing. Their grim doings had gone…

Side View- Super Perspective

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Side View
Super Perspective By: Jeferson L. Beluso                                                             


          There are two sides in every story; let us hope it is so for most of the stories I happened to pick up was told in one perspective; mostly by the protagonist’s perspective. It was so convenient to know their fears, to sympathized with their struggles, to be with them in their every quest; we follow their dreams and aspirations. We pursue their task as if it is our own happiness to overcome them. We know them very much that we fell in love with them. We hate their enemies that  we wanted to take part in their battle and we wanted to kill their enemies ourselves and we soak in their glories as if it is our
own.

          But would you feel the same if you’ve heard or knew their enemies’s side of the story? It was painful not to be heard or hadn’t given the chance to explain. Too much had written about them but it told only of their evil doing. Their grim doings had…