I am off kilter. I put off writing over the weekend because I thought our place would be quiter on a Monday morning. I completely forgot that it's a holiday, at least in Manila. My Blade watching neighbor is home from school, and is feeding my ears with nonstop Bob Marley. Which isn't bad, as I even enjoyed the reggae music at the fete last weekend. But if you're forced to listen to it even before your mind is actively conscious, you need something to counter it. My apologies to Marley fans out there. I've switched my ear candy to Suzanne Vega's Nine Objects of Desire. It's a nice antidote to doobie madness.