Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Holy Pomelo!

… I needed somewhere to hang my head
Without your noose
You gave me something that I didn’t have
But had no use
I was too weak to give in
Too strong to lose
My heart is under arrest again
But I break loose
My head is giving me life or death
But I can’t choose
I swear I’ll never give in
No, I refuse…

Song: The Best of You
Album: In Your Honor (track 1)
Artist: The Foo Fighters

This was the song that played on my MP3 player when the funny incident happened. As the bus ascended the octopus flyover of Mantrade-Magallanes, out of the lower corner of my eye I saw: a pale yellow Pomelo rolling under the seats near the center aisle. My first thought was: holy pomelo. Then, a lady came walking up the bus. She was the owner of the runaway fruit and as she walked, I saw the brightest smiles from my fellow passengers. Everyone who knew was thinking:

“Heee, yung Pomelo, gumulong”

Thank god for round fruits and inclined plane physics. They sometimes make commuting such a joy.

The escaped fruit was recaptured by its owner who promptly incarcerated the restless citrus in a plastic bag. To this day, nothing is known of its fate but your guess is as good as mine. I close this post with a short phrase that I’ll remember when I feel sad:

“Heee, yung Pomelo, gumulong”

curiosity killed the cat:

I like the way you write about your bus adventures. I'm a Filipino in Saudi and life here is as boring as a bus ride in Manila.

Well, let's enjoy the ride and hope that more runway pomelos come our way. It does lighten our trip a bit, don't you think?

Congrats pala for the PBA nomination.
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