Michael U. Obenieta

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About me

Location United States
Introduction Alter echo: "Who knows but that, on the lower frequencies, I speak for you?" (Ralph Ellison) ... "A zoo of lusts, a bedlam of ambitions, a nursery of fears, a harem of fondled hatreds." (C.S. Lewis) ... "Nothing human is alien to me." (Terentius) ... "My education was dismal. I went to a series of schools for mentally disturbed teachers." (Woody Allen) ... "I have my books and my poetry to protect me." (Simon and Garfunkel) ... "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want..." (23rd Psalm) ... "I can believe anything as long as it is incredible." (Oscar Wilde) ... "Let me find pure all that can happen. Only uniqueness is success." (W.H. Auden)
Interests Everything about my two sons and my wife.The heartbreaking beauty of the passing world.
Favorite Movies Wings of Desire, The Apu Trilogy, Eternity and a Day, Ikiru, Tokyo Story, The Piano, Aguirre: The Wrath of God, Amadeus, Talk To Her, Naked, Lives of Others, La Dolce Vita, Hero, Man On The Train, The Last Temptation of Christ, ET, Ran, Three Colors, Nora Aunor classics, and gems by Zhang Yimou, Mario O' Hara, Lino Brocka, Mike de Leon, and Ishmael Bernal
Favorite Music Jazz and Soul and Ethnic
Favorite Books Einsten's Dreams, Lonesome Dove, The Hours, The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Dead Souls, My Sad Republic, The Shipping News, everthing by Charles Simic, Wislawa Szymborska, Billy Collins, Naomi Shehab Nye, Mark Strand, Rumi, Nick Joaquin, Eric Gamalinda, Greg Brillantes, Charlson Ong, Butch Dalisay, Kerima Polotan, Ricardo de Ungria, Luisa Cariño, Resil Mojares, Simeon Dumdum, Merlie Alunan