This text was posted 13th April 2009 on a blog entry at My Perfect Symmetry (site has been deleted), the personal Multiply site of Joseph Carlo Candare, a student of the University of the Philippines. Paragraph breaks have been added for legibility but the text remains unchanged.
First day sa supercon. Lunch time came. On our way out of old NIP [National Institute o Physics -ed] I saw the cat I almost killed last Tuesday. Now everyone knows I hate cats. It’s an unexplainable feeling towards them. Like some internal hatred. Hindi ko talaga alam kung bakit pero anumang pagpipigil sa sarili ay hindi sapat upang mapangibabawan ang panggigil ko sa mga pusa.
I pulled it on its tail and threw it. Then like some pro wrestler I jumped on it and my feet landed on it’s torso. Slam! Felt good! But the cat didn’t die, well not yet. It ran for it’slife and just as I was about to catch up on it somebody yelled: “Pwede bang pabayaan mo yung pusa?!”. It was instant and involuntary. I stopped on my tracks. Nobody ever stopped me when assaulting cats. Well I guess there’s always a first time for everything. The cat got away. Or at least that’s what I thought
So we went to lunch Mel, Jayson, Tracy and me. After lunch, balik na sa kung anumang naiwang gawain. Then Tracy and Mel told me “Hui JC napatay mo yung pusa”. Hours later, habang abala sa XRD, a guy came in. Tanong niya: “Sinong pumatay dun sa pusa?” Bang! Dat was me boi. Guilty as charged.
I didn’t see it die pero sabi ni Myles it coughed up blood or at least something like that daw. Didn’t realize I gave it a fatal hit.
This isn’t the first time I’ve killed a cat but this time it’s different. It didn’t occur to me back when that the cat had a leash. So I think somebody owns it. Well it’s very well loved in NIP from what I heard and I just ended it’s life.
So there you go I’m sorry. And I won’t be striking another one for maybe about a month. It feels good when your beating it(a cat) up but you suddenly feel somethign strange when it turns off permanently. That’s how I feel right now. And maybe for the next days. Dang, am I a cat serial killer?
Thanks for sharing your vile crime with us, Joseph Carlo Candare! Rest assured, we hate you forever.