notes on the 2009 palanca awarding ceremonies

i'm the one in the blue dress

i'm the one in the blue dress

with fellow PSF IV contributor and winner (First Place, Short Story for Children) Kate Aton-Osias

with fellow PSF IV contributor and winner (First Place, Short Story for Children) Kate Aton-Osias

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– I’m just jotting notes here because I’m too sleepy to write an entire blog entry.

– Bien Lumbera as guest speaker, Carlo J Caparas as judge for Dulang Pampelikula; I waited for the cat fight that didn’t come.

– But Mr Lumbera had some choice words. Maswerte kayong mga nagsipagwagi ngayong gabi; walang bahid-pulitika ang inyong pagkapanalo. (Rim shot.)

– Buffet!

– Buffet! That was too far from where we were sitting!

– My father lined up for the buffet three times. I am so proud.

– Unfortunately now I feel like I wasn’t able to get enough dessert.

– During the presentation of the one-act play (which was a riot, I’m telling you) there were two guys in front of my seat. I almost tapped them on the shoulder and said, Excuse me you’re in the way.

– It turned out to that they were part of the one-act play.

– Imagine if I actually turned the bitch on and told them to scoot to the side. Ulk.

– Favorite moment: My father rushing to our table before dinner was served, and telling my mother, Nakita ko si Ricky Davao.

– Favorite moment: Finding out that Anne Lagamayo (PSF contributor,author of “Hopscotch”) also won a Palanca. It took me three hours to finally figure out who she was, haha. (She and her mom were at our table.)

– Favorite moment: FINDING OUT THAT MOOKIE KATIGBAK, KAEL CO, AND CONCHITINA CRUZ WERE THE BOARD OF JUDGES THIS YEAR FOR POETRY HOLY MOTHER—

– So that’s why Mookie and Kael congratulated me at the Free Press shindig. Hee. I get it now.

– But really, MOOKIE KATIGBAK, KAEL CO, AND CONCHITINA CRUZ WERE THE BOARD OF JUDGES THIS YEAR FOR POETRY HOLY MOTHER—

Fuck me, man.

– Favorite moment: A judge onstage shaking my hand and saying, I heard you were very good.

– Favorite moment: Kael Co shaking my mother’s hand and saying, Napakahusay pong tumula ng anak niyo.

Ayonamane.

– Favorite moment: Conchitina Cruz (Conchitina Cruz!) saying, We love your work.

– Conchitina Cruz!

– Conchitina Cr – okay, enough.

– *Bleep* to me: Writers are HOT.

– Me: YES.

– The catch: They’re either taken, or they don’t like you.

– Dean Alfar: Look at [Eliza’s] fuck-me shoes!

– There! Quoted! Ha!

– I wanted to approach Luis Katigbak, but the fuck-me shoes wouldn’t let me, ow.

Bien Lumbera said that we Palanca winners must continue to write.

Done.

Done.

And done. :)

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19 thoughts on “notes on the 2009 palanca awarding ceremonies

  1. Gahd I hate you, where’d you get those shoes? You are so well-dressed bek, congrats. Perfect ensemble for the night. ;p

    Congratulations, beklat! Next year, fink naman. or furfle. :)

    • ay i’m so happy you said that, nagdadalawang-isip ako sa ensemble kase feeling ko serbidora ako hahahaahahah.

      serbidora ng laman ganyan chos!

      thanks te! try natin ang furfle ganyan.

  2. im not surprised. but im so proud of you bek. hahaha! :)

    shet! gumaganda na talaga ang network of friends ko. :p mwah mwah mwah!

  3. hey eliza, here from the PGS blog. ;) haha i’m crap with faces and was wondering where you were seated. (turns out i didn’t have to look very far.)

    it’s too bad we didn’t recognize each other sooner, we could’ve flailed about the judges together lol. and did you know that the other winner at our table was prof jimmy naval? ahahaha i didn’t. until my mom told me.

    • haha i found out it was jimmy naval AFTER HE GOT CALLED. grabe ang olats natin bakla! when i saw you sit down i thought i’ve seen you somewhere but couldn’t place you. then dean alfar shook your hand and i was like, AHA!

      argh, hope we see each other again, you looked really nice at the awarding ha. :D congrats! galing galing!

      • ahaha kamusta naman ako, kahit nung tinawag na siya di pa rin tumalab sakin. my mom was the one who said after, hey one of the winners at our table’s a prof from UP!

        hope to see you soon at the next writerly event! looved your shoes. ;)

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