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Weekend Snapshot: Wacko weekend

Almost every morning, I turn on my computer half-asleep. Friday was the same mood. When my home page appeared, I read the news title, and continued clicking to open other sites. Suddenly I paused, fully awake now and asked, "what was that?!" I clicked back, dread creeping in and with head starting to throb defiantly at the headline, I thought, "of course, it's just Michael's namesake."

That's how my weekend kicked off. As far as I can remember, this is my only second time to feel bad about a celebrity passing away. The first was Lady Di in 1997. Like many others, I focused on work to forget that something upsetting was going on. I reeled through business travel topics the entire Sunday.

Stech held another Teacher's Day ceremony for the weekend classes. Several bouquets, all beautiful, arrived in the faculty office. As soon as I was handed this bloom, Elton John's voice boomed in my mind, "Goodbye, England's rose..."

Memory associations could play so much in one weekend. Two 3-hour sessions: I've never welcomed the length. The break time screen somehow eased the gloom. I want to remember Jacko this way.

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Ebie said…
Tough weekend for the entire world. There must have been so many names or things associated with him, but I love his music and dancing. I may not know the lyrics, but I can hum his songs. It is such a waste.
I too join you in paying a tribute to Michael Jackson. May his soul rest in peace.
Indrani said…
Great tribute!
Kero said…
i still have to post my favorite MJ song....but like you i also felt terrible sadness when Princess Di was gone - and now Michael Jackson.

my WS entry is here
MsRay said…
Unique weekend snapshot post. Thanks for sharing.
Anya said…
Michael was the best ^__^
Dora said…
His sudden demise shocked the whole world!
Arlene said…
He left this world just like the way Princess D did and even Kuya Nonoy did. --- kanang mga shock nga pwede ka mangalot sa imong ulo asking questions that only the dead person can answer.

Nice post, Zel!

happy Monday!
Genefaith said…
Daghan nako apason diri ug basa..balik ra ko sis...

got a tag for u here

have a nice sleep...

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tigerfish said…
I grew up singing Beat It :(
Marites said…
MJ is part of my youth and he'll be missed. May he rest in peace.

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