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Note from a procrastinator

TODAY I feel like a princess. I woke up this morning thinking of my tasks waiting to be accomplished within the day just like Ofelia in “Pan’s Labyrinth,” a Spanish film which I watched yesterday afternoon with my Switee while our little Sonnet was taking her afternoon nap.

Truth is, I don’t know where Johnson got the movie because he normally inserts a disc in our player to convey it’s movie time but yesterday, he turned on his computer and scenes from the movie just popped on our TV screen.

Pan’s Labyrinth” is a fantasy film set amidst the backdrop of Spain’s post civil war. Young Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) is the main character who delves into the fantasy world and takes refuge in her fairy tale books. Her fantasies, however, turn into reality when she and her mother move to the countryside where the headquarters of her heartless stepfather, Captain Vidal (Sergi Lopez), is situated.

One evening, a tiny fairy wakes Ofelia and leads her to a labyrinth. Here, Ofelia meets a faun that informs her she was once a princess and the possibility to be one again is huge if she obeys his instructions.

Ofelia receives the Book of Crossroads from the faun which contains different tasks she must accomplish to regain her stature as a princess. In the end, Ofelia dies from a gunshot wound courtesy of Captain Vidal but this signifies the beginning of her immortal life as a princess.

Perhaps, to be a princess one must be serious in carrying out her tasks and have none of a procrastinator’s traits which I occasionally find in myself. That’s why today, I can feel like a princess but I’m not one so I guess, my chores can wait ’til tomorrow.

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Pass-a-Load

Pass a Load (definition) verb. Passing to others responsibilities and chores which actually cover the scope of your job.

Somebody from a TV network inspired this entry. He works for the corporate communications department of the network but for months now, I’ve been doubting his qualifications and efficiency.

Here’s a short quiz. Now, don’t scroll down for the answers…No cheating.

1. Are you a procrastinator?

a. Yes

b. No

c. Sometimes

2. An officemate whiles away (probably with blogs or YouTube) do you offer some of your load and plead help since you’re kind of heavy with tasks today?

a. Yes

b. No

c. Depends

3. In a meeting with the boss, are you the type who volunteers ideas and new concepts?

a. Yes

b. No

c. Sometimes

4. Do you daydream often?

a. Yes

b. No

c. Occasionally

5. Is it your habit to befriend people?

a. Yes

b. No

c. Sometimes

6. Should a balikbayan bring gifts to friends and relatives he visits?

a. Yes

b. No

c. Depends

7. You club with your friends and meet a guy. Later in the conversation you find the guy boring, do you excuse yourself from him and your friends before heading to the ladies room… and home?

a. Yes

b. No

c. Let me think

8. Which do you prefer?

a. Somebody who gives away goodies

b. Somebody who sells goodies

c. Depends on the goodies

9. Life should be

a. Fair

b. Lived

c. Enjoyed

10. As a student, did you ever cheat in your exams?

a. Yes

b. No

c. Rarely

Result:

Mostly A’s: Certified Pass a Load Guy

Mostly B’s: Independent with a clear mind

Mostly C’s: Potential Pass a Load Guy