Monday, November 25, 2013

Where Are My iGlasses?

By Mila D. Aguilar

Who would use Google Glass while walking or driving? Anyone crazy enough to do so would most likely run into an accident. Or at the very least get dizzy viewing the Internet on a jog. So what is it for, then? There are already all manner of iDevices for Internet consumption purposes.

The iGlasses I want are more practical. They could serve as real eyeglasses and sunglasses, and could even take photos and videos -- using my eyes as point of view.

I don't have 20/20 vision. I'm near-sighted and astigmatic. I don't appreciate Google building a pair of glasses that's not meant for my eyes, and will take one more year to upgrade to optical lenses.

The iGlasses I want will adjust to my grade according to my optician's prescription, without her having to keep on grinding lenses for it. For a start, she may program it, but later, as the iGlasses acquire better hardware and software, the device itself will adjust to my eyes' visual needs.

Since I'm already a senior citizen, it can even adjust to my reading needs, obliterating the need for "doble vista," or two different lenses stacked one on top of the other.

Now wouldn't that be something!  It will also darken and lighten automatically according to my location. When I'm outside my house, it becomes a pair of sunglasses. At night, it lightens my vision so well it could even lend me infra-red, if I so wish.

In fact, I could zoom in on the tiniest speck of dust if I wanted, and zoom out just as easily.

But that wouldn't be all I could do with it.  I am both a photographer and a videographer, and have always believed that the eye is the best camera in the world. With the iGlasses, I could take the most artistic photos and videos in the world, and upload them to wherever I want with the flick of a finger.

Of course, this last function would need the aid of another iDevice, like an iWatch, iPhone, iPad or iPod. Whether through Bluetooth, WiFi, or more advanced means of communication, the iGlasses will be able to stream or send the photos and videos it takes to the Internet through these other more robust devices, which can be on my wrist or in my pocket or bag.

I can tap on the rim of my iGlasses to take a photo, then double tap to send.  To assure accuracy, I can view what I am about to take on any of my iDevices and tap or send from there.

That will also make it possible for me to place my iGlasses on the table and take a photo or video without my subject knowing!

And because my iGlasses can zoom in and out according to my instructions, whether by moving two fingers on my iDevice or sliding my hand over the handles of the glasses, I can take a telephoto or macro shot whenever I like.

Wouldn't that be exceedingly more fun and creative than viewing the Internet from a Google Glass? Or shooting photos and videos from a helmet perched on my head? It will take a lot of product research and development, but I know that, given a year or two, or perhaps three, it can be done.

Especially if Apple with its excellent fashion design sense were to put its mind to it.

Thursday, October 17, 2013


By Mila D. Aguilar

Beast expiring fast
Like a cat refusing death
Falls on its flat feet

October 15, 2013
5:30 am

End Days

By Mila D. Aguilar

Satan's last hurrah
Spewed in an echo chamber
Sounds multifarious

October 15, 2013
5:00 pm

Monday, February 25, 2013

Poem for My Friends

This Poem is For You, My Friends

By Mila D. Aguilar

The gods who would take over
Our God’s universe
Are big and small.
One is tall, lanky
Proud of gait
Though restrained now
By knowledge of the
He sends microbes into
Our bodies through the air
We breath and the food
We eat and yes, even the water
We drink, ridding the earth
Of half of its population
The better to rule.

These gods think
They could illuminate us
But our God’s Light shines
Above them all.
Despite the worms
Invading our wombs
Our colons our breasts
Our Redeemer lives.
He lives in the love
You have sent to me
And to all those who need
To overcome 
The cancers sent
By these gods 
Who would rule.

My Redeemer lives
In the fresh winds
Of your warmth
In the food you offer
Unmodified by any
Dark science of profit,
In the clear living water
Of the streams of your love
Unpolluted by desire.
And because 
My Redeemer lives
I will continue
To live in you,
Fighting these gods
Who would rule,
Not to the death,
For our Redeemer lives,
But to eternal life
And His Kingdom,
Which will be the rule.

February 25, 2013
9:49 - 10:19 am
(Specially dedicated to Vince Pozon, who also underwent surgery last night, this time for colon cancer stage 1)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

A Valentine's Day Poem

Carrying Eve

By Mila D. Aguilar

Carrying Eve
In the womb of my mind
Four decades
As I ran through 
My country of birth 
And choice
To taste of 
The Tree of Knowledge,
I finally encountered
The Tree of Life
Tall and imposing
Majestic to my
Nubile mind
Without question
My best decision.

My retroverted
That had gone through
Twelve hours of labor
And then wanted no more
That had gone through
Month after month
Of blood and pain
And then wanted no more
Had to be cleaned out after.

And now, following
Two decades and three
In the Lord and country
Of my choice,
It has been cleaned out
Again, as if there were
Not enough of
Rasping away
At Eve's sin.
I want no more of it.
I wish to be
A resurrected body
Neutered by my God
Living, eating, drinking
Among you all
Husbanded by no one
But my heavenly

February 14, 2013
2:58 - 3:27 pm

The Day the Pope Resigned

By Mila D. Aguilar

The day
My ovary lining was scraped was
The day
The Pope resigned.

Home hurting
After the rape
By a cold machine
I was struck

By God's timing.
Did He mean me to live through it,
This deflowering
Of the human race

Via drone
And nanotech invasion
Of warmed wormy woolen guts?

Was the blood worth it?
Shall we meet midstream,
My Christ and I,
Or will He resurrect me

From my blasted smithereens
Disappearing unseen
Into some nuclear screen?
Does the answer matter?

I am saved,
And someone else is not.
I am saved!
But someone else is not.

Hallelujah! I am saved!

But alas, someone else is not...

February 13, 2013
3:30 - 5:00 am