But It Keeps On Lingering...

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After that quick transfer, Dane and Karla returned to Bellmont Ballroom. They would probably do their unpacking jobs later. The program was about to close and the reunion of two prominent names were busy taking souvenir photographs. Cameras clicking there... video cams were everywhere documenting that notable event that captured an evening full of laughters and tears of joy. Dane introduced Karla to her relatives while Dr. Marasigan took a glass of champagne and made a toast to the crowd then threw a loud remark.

"Here's to a long lasting and fruitful life ahead of us. I just want you to know how grateful I am to see all of you. Just enjoy the rest of the night especially the youngsters who seem to get the beat on their feet. Cheers!"

Karla was mesmerized by the warm welcome given to her by Dane's family and she felt like she's one of them. All of Dane's younger cousins, nieces and nephews were gathering around her and she just love them especially Chelsea. But it's already past their bedtime and the rest of the kids crawled to their moms' embracing arms.

Chelsea was in Karla's lap when her mom approached. "Oh poor little Chelsea. She looked so tired. Look! Her eyes are drooping already. Ok, there's mama. Kiss Tita Karla goodnight."

As Chelsea and her mom left, Karla drew her attention to searching for her bestfriend who was then fully occupied with her Uncle Resty.

"Hey Karla!" Dane called her with a tipsy voice.

"You know Uncle Resty here is asking me if you want to model for him. He's looking for a female counterpart for a magazine cover and he's so captivated with your irresistible charm. What do you think my friend?"

Karla couldn't find a word to say. "Well, I'll be so glad, Sir. She wasn't quite interested to what Dane's uncle could offer her... The only thing that mattered to her that moment was her missing box.

"How can I find it? I'm an open book now." She just whispered to herself.

next ....

ERASERheads - On Center Stage Again

If we are to translate this Filipino word "alapaap" in English language, it means cloud and according to Webster dictionary: cloud is a visible mass of particles of condensed vapor suspended in the atmosphere or simply, a puffy mass of different shapes floating in the air.

"Ako ngayo'y lumilipad at nasa langit na gusto mo bang sumama?"

This song signaled the opening of the most awaited reunion concert of the legendary alternative rock band, Eraserheads that made history in Pinoy music. They were disbanded March of 2002 that appalled countless fans nationwide and after six long years, they were bound to face each other once again in a one-night public performance at The Fort's open ground. It was like a reunion of long-lost high school and college peers reminiscing the "good all days" and a gathering of A-list musicians and famous celebrities. The open field was jam-packed overtaking the record of Beyonce's concert early this year with approximately 60,000 people in attendance.

Ely Buendia
-the lead vocalist-

Raimund Marasigan
-the drummer-

Buddy Zabala
-the bassist-

Marcus Adoro
-the lead guitarist-

Utmost euphoria seemed to engulf the entire Global City with the first set of songs but there was such an unspeakable stillness encircling the stage. Ely was noticeably in deep distress though the audience appeared to be pragmatic. The fun, the music were just overwhelming that they seemed to savor every rhythm of the songs. But during the 20-minute break, an announcement had to be told: the joyous celebration had to be cut short. Ely experienced chest pain that triggered a decision to rush him to the hospital.

Despite that untoward incident, there were no "boos", no negative annotations pondered by the crowd rather a complete silence filled the air offering a brief prayer for Ely's immediate recovery.

As the people found their way out of the venue, they were sad and at the same time happy for they were able to witness an enigmatic act of the best band they most adored. They left with extreme emotions... maybe some were in tears but most of them went home "with a smile" in their face.