Nakem

as his vacant eyes moved across the crowd of amused onlookers, he slowly mirrored their smiles and finally broke into an uncertain grin at the joke which he obviously did not understand.

i felt sick inside as i looked at his dull, vacuous smile, the wide, bright eyes of a child, uncertain but eager to please. they were laughing at him because he was mentally retarded.

and i had been laughing at him too.

– Daniel Keyes’ Flowers for Algernon, 1959

October 4, 2008, Philippine National Library, Kalaw St., Manila

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  1. Is this the Ilocano word we learned? (:

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  2. Ako din may bagong layout. πŸ˜€

    I like your new layout, though kamukha din lang nung una. Just a bit more elegant. hehe

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    • jian5

       /  December 30, 2009

      Which blog? πŸ˜€

      Aww, thanks! I wish I knew CSS too, but I’m trying to be creative with the things I know. Thanks for ‘precciatin’ it. Hahaha.

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  3. Happy New Year and Happy New Decade, Jian! πŸ˜€

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