Saturday, February 16, 2008

LETS TRAVEL: HUTAR OF PARAGUS



to be continue

Tayo nang Maglakbay: Hutar ng Paragos

ni jonathan orbuda bsba 11

Isang pangarap ang hinahangad ni Abel,ang makaahon sa hirap. Mula't sapol ng sya ay ipinanganak ay kahirapan ang nararanasan niya. Lumaki siyang kasama ang kanyang ina at ama sa isang kubo na di kalayuan sa bayan. Siya ay naging masaya kasama ang kanyang mga magulang. Ang tatay niya ang gumagawa ng mga basket,walis tambo,abaniko at kung anu-anong produktong yari sa rattan. Ang nanay naman niya ay tumutulong sa pagawa ng basket at kung ito ay tapos na, ito narin ang naghahanda ng pagkain. Lumaki si abel na may dangal, pangarap at puso. Siya ay naglalakbay sa kanayunan at magsilbing tagapaglako ng mga prudoktong gawa ng nanay at tatay niya. Dito niya kinukuha ang panustos sa kanyang pagaaral ng kolehiyo. Hila hila ng kanyang alagang baka ang hutar ng paragos na glamorosa sa paningin ng tao, ang mga paninda nya ang nagsisilbing atraksyon.


Si abel ay 20 taong gulang, makisig na binata,yung tipong tipikal na pilipino na kayumangging kulaz at angat sa lahat, matalino at may pangarap, kaya ganun nalang ang kiliti ng mga babae twing ito ay napapadaan sa kanayunan sakay sa kanyang hutar, na tila isang prinsipe na nakamaneho sa isang karwahe.

Isang araw, pauwi na si abel mula sa kabilang bayan galing paglalakbay. Takipsilim ng may pumara at humingi ng tulong."mama! Pauwi na sana ako papuntang syudad kaso naiwan po ako ng sasakyan" paghingi ng tulong ng babae.Napatigil si abel, hindi niya maaninag ang mukha ng babae ngunit ang tangi niyang alam ay mula pa ito sa syudad ,napaghalata niya ito sa pananamit ,pananalita at kilos. "miss! Gabi na at wala nang dumaraan na sasakyan sa ganitong oras at delikado pa dito para sa mga babae" sagot ni abel."pakiusap po,wala po kasi akong matutulogan pansamantala dito. Kahit kaibigan man lang para makapagpalipas ng gabi man lamang. Pumunta lang ako dito dahil meron po akong ginagawang documentaries tungkol sa buhay probinsya."paliwanag ng babae."Ah ganun ba? Kawawa ka naman,kung gusto mo sumama ka nalang ka nalang muna sa akin. Dun ka muna magpalipas ng gabi sa amin,delikado kasi dito." sinsiro nyang alok. Kaya naman hindi na tumanggi ang babae. Sumakay ito sa likurang banda. Habang silay naglalakbay,tahimik ang dalawa na tila nagkahiyaan.... Hanggat sa "ako pala si charlene, taga maynilla,pumunta ako dito para gumagawa ng kwento para sa project sa school" paunang sabi ni charlene,pero halatang may kasamang hiya. "ah ganun ba? Ako naman si abel" sagot ng binata. Nagsimulang magkilanlan ang dalawa, na kung tutuosin ay parang prinsipe at prinsisa sa isang karwahe.

Hindi pansin ni abel ang kagandahan na tinataglay ng dalawa, dahil ito ay natatakpan na ng dilim na ang tanging ilaw lang nila ay isang mumunting lampara sa loob ng hutar. "ah eh ilang taon kana pala"tanong ng binata. "magbebente na ako" sagot ng dalaga. "magkasing edad lng pala tayo"sagot ni abel. Sa kanilang pagpapalitan ng mga kwento at tanong ay di nila naalintana na nakakarating na sila sa bahay ni abel

"nakarating na pala tayo,pumasok kana" magalang na paanyaya ni abel.Di na tumanggi si charlene dahil wala rin naman siyang mapagpilian. Pinakilala ni abel ito sa mga magulang niya,ganun din naman si charlene na ang nagpakilala rin siya. Malugod namang tinanggap ito. Madilim ang bumabalot sa bahay kaya di parin pansin ni abel ang ganda ni charlene. "magpahinga na tayo,sumabay ka malang charlene kay abel bukas,pupunta yan sa siyudad bukas para ilako ang paninda"sabi ng inay.

Nakatulog na ang lahat, maliban kay charlene na di makatulog.Di niya alam kung bakit, dahil ba sa naninibago siya o di kaya dahil sa kakisigan ni abel na pumasok sa kanyang isipan?

Alas 5 na ng umaga ay gising na si abel para maihanda ang panindang dadalhin. Gising na rin ang kanyang mga magulang,nagluluto at naghahanda ng baon ni abel.Ginising ni abel si charlene,tinapik nya ito. Tsaka lang niya naalintana ang naitagong ganda ni charlene mula kagabi. Isang anghel ito sa kanyang paningin at tila may bumubulong sa kanyang puso. "ah eh! Charlene gising kana at kumain na ng almusal para makaalis na tayo ng maaga."mahinang wika ni abel. Gumising naman si charleme, nag ayos, kumain, at sumabay ito kay abel.

Habang nasa daan sila sa paglalakbay. Di nila maiwasan ang magtitigan sa halip na naging close na sila kagabi at nagkakwentuhan. Kabaligtaran na naman ang mangyayari. Di nila alam kung bakit ganun ang pakiramdam nila sa isa't isa. Dahil ma siguro ay nakikita na nila ng maliwanag ang kanya kanyang ganda at porma. Humahanga lang ba sila o natangay lang sa paglalakbay na tanging dalawa lamang sila.Binasag ni abel ang katahíkan ng bigla niyang niyang tanungin si charlene."charlene , may syota kana ba?"tanong ni abel. Nagulat si charlene pero kaswal nya parin itong sinagot."pano naman ako magkakaroon ng manliligaw,eh sa itsura ko ba namang ito,may magkakagusto pa ba?"pabirong sagot. "eh ako! Nagagandahan ako sayo."siryosung sabi ni abel. Gustong mahulog sa pagkakaupo si charlene sa pagkagulat,hindi nya lubos isipin na ganun ang sasabihin ng binata sa kanya,ang akala niya kasi siya lang ang may pagtingin dito. Hindi sya makapagsalita sa halip namumula siya.. Hindi niya maitatanggi na may gusto rin siya sa binata,sa itsura ba naman ni abel. "Oh bakit natahimik ka charlene masama ba ang sinasabi ko." wika ni abel. "totoo namang maganda ka talaga"dagdag pa niya. "Imposibleng walang magkagusto sayo,mabait kapa at matapang"paliwanag ni abel. Tsaka pa lamang sumagot si charlene"matapang?Pano?"tanong nya. "Ngayon lang kasi ako nakakakita ng babae na nag-iisa sa dilim. Syempre, ang lakas ng loob mong mag isa kagabi sa bayan.....Namin,na wala ka pang kasama",abel. "doon ako lalong humahanga sayo,ngayon lang kasi akn nakakakilala ng ganung dalagb, at ikaw yun".sagot naman ng dalaga.

Tumigil muna sila para kumain ng tanghalian. May dalang baon si abel, kanin, ulam, prutas at may buko juice pa. Mas lalong nagkatitigan ma naman ang dalawa. Hindi nila alam kung ano ang mas masarap sa mga oras na yun, ang tanghalian ba nila o ang senaryong pampelikula lamang.

Hinawakan ni abel ang kamay ni charlene,"charlene pwede bang manligaw",tanong niya."mahal kita hindi dahil sa pisikal mong kagandahan kundi ang katangian mo na pambihira,ang katapangan mong maglakbay at katapangan mong sumama sa akin kagabi kahit di mo ako kilala mg lubosan",panliligaw nito. Ang sarap ng pakiramdam at sa pandinig ni charlene, gusto niyang yakapin ang lalaki dahil mahal nya rin ito. Hindi siya makasagot bagkus may mumunting luhang lumabas sa mata niya. "may nasabi ba akong masama",tanong ni abel. "oh sya! Tara na.. At baka gagabihin na naman tayo." paiwas na sabi ni charlene.

Nagpatuloy sila sa paglalakbay. At nakarating na rin sila sa siyudad. "ah eh! Abel bababa na ako,hanggang dito nalang ako" sabi ni charlene. Dali daling inaalalayan ni abel si charlene sa pagbaba nito. "maraming salamat sa pagtulong mo sakin, sa pagpapatuloy mo sakin sa pamamahay nyo kagabi, kung di dahil sayo baka kung anong nangyari sakin",pasasalamat ng dalaga."hindi mo kailangan magpapasalamat,kahit sinong babae namang kung ganun ay tutulongan ko rin naman" sagot naman ni abel."sige hanggamg dito nalang",sabi ng dalaga. Nagulat si abel ng bigla siyang ginawaran ng halik sa labi ni charlene. "hanggang sa muli abel,magkikita parin tayo, at alam ko yun. At sisiguruhin ko sa susunod hindi na ako bababa sa iyong hutar ng paragus at maglalakbay tayo ng mahabang mahaba sa paglalakbay",sabay talikod at kumaway ang dalaga sa di kalayuan. Masaya si abel dahil alam niyang sa pagkikita nilang muli ay tuloy na ang paglalakbay ng relasyon nila kasama ang hutar ng
Lets travel: HUTAR OF PARAGUS
(ENGLISH VERSION)
There is only one goal does Abel had,to be a successful one.Eversince when he was born he was borned,he suffer from penury. He grew up with his parents in a small nipa hut. Not too far fr6 the bayan. He is happy with his parents. His father was a handicraft maker including baskets, and any products made from rattan. His mother also helped his father to make a craft after she accomplished all household task. Abel grew up with dignity and ambition. He used to travel every municipal and he is the one who sell the products that was made by his parents. This will consider as to subsidies towards his studies in college. The cow pulled the glamorous paragus in the eyesight of people. His product catches the attraction of the people every now and then that she travel. Abel was about 20 years old,gorgeous man, he was like a very typical FILIPINO that have a fair complexion that lead ups from another, he is smart and good person thats the reason why lots of girls was flirting him during he passby in every municipality in his travel,riding on his paragus,pulled by the cow,and you will think that there,s a prince riding.
One day,it was between the sunset and night time when abel traveled back home from selling his product,when someöne stopped him in the middle of his way. A great waving her hands and begging for help. "sir, i was about to go home in the city but the bus left me at all",the girl said. Abel stopped, he cannot able to to see the face of the girl because of dark sorrounding yet only he seen is a silhuette of a girl asking for help. The only thing he noticed was a girl came from the city.He noticed it,because of the way of fashion that the girl had and the way she move. "Miss! its already 7:00 pm and theres no car will go to the city,aside from that, it is dangerous here for you."abel explained. "sir pls! I dont have any friends here, ill go here because im making a documentaries bout the province life." the girl said with a helpless voiced. "Ah ok! I understand you, if you dont mind, i will going to bring you in my house for the mean time," abel offer semcerely thats why there is no reason the girl to decline. She ride at the back part of paragus. While they travel, theres a silence between the two of them, they was like they improper shyness towards another, until " by the way im charlene, i came from Maynilla, ill visit here to look for a story for my documentaries for the school project," introduced by the girl, "Ah! By the way im ABEL" answered. The aquintance of two started, they were like a prince and princess riding in a glamorous ride.
Abel did not noticed the beauty of charlene because it was covered by the dim of the night,the only light they have is a lamp inside the paragus. " Ah! How old are you?" charlene asked. "Im turnìng 20" Abel answered. "How about you?"abel. "we are the same, im 20 this coming month" charlene answered. In there conversation they didnt noticed that they already arrived at.
"There we go! We are already here, come in" abel offered senserely.Charlene did not dicline,yet she dont have any choice. Abel introduced his parents to charlene as well as charlene introduce her own, "After you're done your dinner, you may go to sleep charlene, you will going to ride back in the paragus tommorow,because Abel will travel back to the city." abel's mother said. All are in sleep,except charlene,she did not know the reason, maybe she felt anxiety because she was not felt at home,or maybe because of the gorgeous x factor image of Abel,intered her mind!
Its already five in the morning and abel already woke-up to prepare for his baon and products.His parents also woke up to prepare thier breakfast. Abel go to the bed of charlene to wake her up! And thats the time that she admire the hidden beauty of charlene since last night it was hide. He saw an angel sleeping. "ah eh! Wake up! Charlene,lets eat our breakfast, and get ready, we are about to go!" a husky voice of abel. They both eat, and depart simultaneouly.
While in there way. They felt improper shyness towards one another at the second time,maybe because there faces are clear in there eyesight. They dont knew why they feel both thoose feelings. Do they only admire or they were caried away that kind of scenario. "ah eh! May nanliligaw na ba sayo."abel asked. Charlene was shocked when he heared the question."how come, i have a suitor, having this ugly face of mine"charlene answered cassually. "me, myself got a crush on you."Abel said. Charlene felt like a floating boat,she was totally on shocked and totally blushing because she cant denie to herself that she felt strange to the man. He is gorgeous. "why? You are silent? Did i said something, thats the truth you are beautiful," "very impossible if no body scort you and most espicially you are brave enough."abel explained. "how come im a brave one?"asked by charlene. "because, you're brave to stay with me even you dont know me at all."abel said.
They stopped for a while to eat thier lunch. Accendentally abel touches charlene's hands. "i love you" abel said. Charlene felt hapiness inside because of what she had heared, she wants to hug abel but she's still in control
There we go, i have to go, abel thank you for the helped." charlene. Abel didnt noticed they were already at the city. "You dont have to say that even if others are on your situations. I will help also" explanation by abel. "bye! Until here,i hope we can see each other again." explained. And before charlene leave, she give an intimate, passionate, kiss to abel's lips and said" i love you too." see you next time. Bye" charlene leave.