ON THURSDAY NIGHT, I learned that The Professional Heckler (this blog) was announced as one of the finalists in the 2013 Tatt Awards. Thank you to the organizers and to the Tatt Council!
I am a finalist in the category Blogger Phenom of the Year. But this should not be about me. Blogging is not a joke. You should realize the unspeakable horrors that I go through whenever I write cruel jokes about cruel politicians.
One time, I blogged about a lawmaker who was then embroiled in a corruption scandal. He felt slighted and took it personal against me. I tried to talk to him by phone. Sabi ni Congressman, “Sino ka ba? Masama ang pakiramdam ko eh.” So I asked, can I call back again? He replied, “I don’t think so.” Napahiya ako. Kung ‘di n’ya maunawaan ang mga sinulat ko, ako na lang ang uunawa sa kanya. Bigyan ko kaya ng jacket?
Anyway, 10 percent of the total score in the Tatt Awards will be determined by public voting. It’s “election” season once again and I happen to be one of the candidates.
I am not so sure if have a chance of winning. But I am really glad I’m not up against Grace Poe.
A friend suggested, “Bumili ka ng airtime sa ABS-CBN. Lumabas ka sa “Maalaala Mo Kaya” to ensure your victory.” I replied, “Hellllllo! Jack Enrile!”
And then it dawned on me, my father’s already dead. Uso naman pong gumamit po ng pangalan ng patay po sa kampanya ‘di po ba? Perfect! Wala naman kasi akong uncle na na-assassinate. At wala din akong pinsang presidente.
Had I known six months ago that I would be a finalist this year, I would have campaigned much earlier. Para hanep na ang buhay.
My readers and Twitter followers know for a fact that I am pro-RH Law. I fear that the Diocese of Bacolod would campaign against me.
Of course, there will always be critics. But I think I’m prepared for that. Seven years po akong nag-OJT sa pagba-blog.
I would have attended the formal presentation of finalists last night in Resorts World if not for the flooding in the metro. Traffic was at its worst and everyone was stuck in the gates of hell. Dan Brown felt vindicated.
In this year’s Tatt Awards, I’m up against a socialite, a food blogger, a personal/advice blogger and an entertainment blogger. People love glamour. People love food. People love advice. People love showbiz. ‘Tapos ako, I write about what… politicians?!? Syet, paano ako mananalo?
But I’m not worried. If voters reject me now, next time, I’ll just join a party-list group. Habang may BUHAY, may pag-asa.
Friends are more optimistic though. They say I have a good chance of winning because of one reason. My name is NOT Richard Gomez.
Hindi po ako nangangako ng trabaho sa bawat Pilipino, o libreng edukasyon, murang pabahay, at free skills training. Pero kapag nagkita tayo, titiyakin kong magkakaroon ka ng maraming pagkain, murang pagkain. Maraming karinderya d’yan. Tara, treat ko.
To vote for your favorites in the 2013 Tatt Awards, please click this link.
Hindi ko hawak ang aking kapalaran. Ang blog post na ito ay gabay lamang. Meron kayong free will, gamitin n’yo ito.
In closing, gusto ko pong humingi ng sorry kina Mommy Raquel at Carl. Wala lang. Gusto ko lang mag-sorry sa kanila.
“Pretty, pretty please
Don’t you ever, ever feel
Like you’re less than, less than perfect.”
Again, thank you Tatt Awards and thank YOU dear readers. You made this possible.
“Social media is addictive precisely because it gives us something which the real world lacks: it gives us immediacy, direction, a sense of clarity and value as an individual.”
~ David Amerland
“I am not here to hide from justice. I am here to reveal criminality.”
~ Edward Snowden (In Hongkong) former National Security Agency contractor who revealed the alleged excessive US government surveillance on Americans
Happy weekend! Stay safe!
I am on Twitter: @HecklerForever.