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Friday, February 6, 2009

The Story behind the balot.

Hello and thank You for visiting the Ultra magnetic Balot Project!!!


My name is MessiaDh.

I was once a normal guy like everybody else in the world. I woke up each day and dragged myself to work, went home, ate, slept, and… did pretty much what every simple Pinoy would…


Aside from being an artist in my own right, I’m a broker who works as a call center agent at a BPO company who has a brokerage firm as a client. Yes, BPO is big here in the Philippines. Money was one thing that brought me to this place in Makati, but perhaps it was the lights of Ayala at night that blinded me more to have said yes to a night job that pretty much stripped me of my all too perfect social life. But man I was a happy guy. I loved it. Probably you could call it contentment. The city, my simple life and it was everything I needed to know and everything I needed to care about. And I thought I got everything where I wanted it. But I was wrong. Very wrong.


Near the end of 2008, As part of my attempt to relieve me of the tremendous stress from work, My beloved Girlfriend and I went to her folk’s in Arayat, Pampanga. We got hungry along the way… Knowing that our destination is still far, we stopped by a corner and a lady was carrying a basket…

“ Ale ano yan tnida nyo?”( What are you selling?) She didn’t answer but instead showed us the basket and removed the cloth that was covering whatever it was she was selling…

Smoke escaped from inside the basket… It looked almost mystical. And scary… I imagine myself looking at a smoke special effect from a horror flick like ‘halimaw sa banga’.

My heart pumped faster and when the smoke cleared, we found out it was ballot… just ballot… Nothing extravagant… But we never thought that night would change everything.


Truth is, I don’t eat ballot.. My Girlfriend does… so we bought 1 each and brought it. I then caught myself remembering a time when I was little… I was so scared to death with the idea of eating balot… It was my greatest fear… a sort of Kiptonyte to me. But of course I couldn’t be such a chicken in front of my Girlfriend… And now it’s time to eat…


My hands were shaking… I came face to face with my fear… But how would I proudly say I’m pinoy when I couldn’t even eat this egg… it was hot… I felt like I was holding a small lifeless lifeform in my hands… Each crack of it’s shell sounded like thunder in my ears… My heart beat faster with each crack as I gently remove the shell to uncover the underlying thing that haunted me through the years…


“Mangan na ka!!!”… My Girlfriend said to support me( Kapampangan term for go ahead and eat). And for some reason, I felt something different with this balot… something extraordinary…


And so I took a sip of the liquid part of it and felt it run through my throat and a refreshing and weird feeling filled up my whole body… Then I couldn’t stop eating the underdeveloped chick that slides gently into my mouth and through my throat… AND FOR SOME REASON, I FEEL ENLIGHTENED… LIKE I’VE BEEN DOWNLOADED SO MUCH INFORMATION INSIDE OF ME…AND I FEEL ALIVE… And I liked it… I felt electricity flow into me… what is this balot I just ate?... what has it done to me?... I’ve heard of radioactive spiders… but this???


I became extra sensitive since then… And I saw the beauty in the world as I never did before… The changing lights of the nagtahan bridge… The artistry of the sculpture of Bonifacio near Manila City Hall, the Rizal monument, even the awesome randomness of the weralco wires…

The incredible green of the trees in Pampanga… My girlfriend’s eyes… And I feel theres so much knowledge embedded in my head as well… And I just couldn’t keep it all to myself…


And so I have encountered the power of the Ultra Magnetic Balot… I was given a gift… And as Peter Parker’s motto would put it “ With great power comes great responsibility”…. Now I think It is my responsibility to share this experience and information… So I’ve created this site to let everyone take a bite of my Ultramagnetic Balot.


This Ultra Magnetic Balot made me see things differently… Made simple things and experiences extraordinary

Truly any random thing in the world is a thing of beauty… And there’s a lot of other things to learn as well…


May you see through my eyes in this website and learn new thins along the way as well…

This is MessiaDh and I hope you’ll enjoy this site Take a sip… Take a bite… It’s alright!. =).


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