sulatin ang aking kaisipan ko sa wikang Pilipino dahil gusto kong masanay
magsulat at magsalita ng ating sariling wika. Pagbalik ko sa ating bayan
ay hindi naman ninyo ako kakausapin sa wikang dayuhan kundi sariling atin.
Pasensya muna sa mga di nakakaintindi ng Pilipino. Gusto ko lang ipamahagi
ang aking kaisipan sa wika natin. Oks lang ba sa inyo? Salamat ha?
muna ako. May naiisip lang ako pero di ko mailathala.
ang pagbagsak ng ulan habang nakatanaw siya mula sa kanyang bintana. Pag
umuulan, nalilinis ang kanyang puso't kaluluwa. Sana uulan ngayon.
Filipino-American Friendship Day.
mo pa ba ito kaibigan? Siguro hindi na. Bakit hinugot na sa kalendaryong
Pilipino ang holiday na ito? Ano ba ang dapat na patunayan ng Pilipino?
Nangangahulugan ba itong walang saysay ang pagkakaibigan ng mga Amerikano
at Pilipino? Noong Ika-4 ng Hulio 1946, naipamahagi sa atin ang kalayaan
mula sa mga Amerikano. Binigyan tayo ng pagkakataong magsarili at magkaroon
ng pamahalaang Pilipino. Ang aking ipinagtataka sa mahigit ng 50 taon
ng ating kasarinlan ay di pa ganap ang ating kalayaan. Malamang na ito
ay dulot ng impluensiya ng dayuhang dugong nanalaytay sa ating mga ugat.
Ito'y tanging palaisipan sa akin kung kelan tayo makakaalpas sa pagkabilanggo
ng ating pananaw ng tunay na kasarinlan.
ang pagbuhos ng ulan. Nakalimutan kong isara ang aking bintana. Basa ang
aking silid. Malakas ang hangin. Di ko alam inilipad pala ng bagyo ang
aming bubungan. - Kwentong Ulan
Siyanga pala, ilang
taon na ang nakakalipas habang ako ay nagbabakasyon ay naranasan ko ang
pagbaha sa Maynila. Bumaha sa may Sampaloc sa amin ng Tito Al ko. Daan-daang
mga sasakyan ang tumirik sa kahabaan ng EDSA. Maraming mga pasahero ang
inabutan ng madaling araw ng pagdating sa kani-kanilang tahanan. Ang mga
iba ay naglakad na lamang pauwi. Ang tindi talaga ng buhay sa Maynila
kapag tag-ulan 'no? Sana bigyang pansin ng pamahalaan at ang mga mamamayan
ang kalinisan ng mga daluyan ng tubig-baha para sa ganun ay maiwasan ang
mga di kanais-nais na pangyayari dulot ng pagbaha sa Maynila.
of her before he closed his eyes in the dark of the night. He whispered
to the wind, "With high regards, I remain yours." Far from his
arms' reach, they are bridged by their whispers brought by the wind. Eyes
that never met, have seen beyond sight. Hearts that beat, heard without
listening. One day, he would wake up and together they meet with open
arms. This is fate.
always have to be doing battle with someone, sometimes even with themselves,
battling with their own lives. So they begin to create a kind of play
in their head, and they write the script based on their frustrations."
-By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept by Paulo Coelho
you are content to be yourself and don't compare or compete everybody
will respect you." -Lao Tzu
let life discourage you; everyone who has got where he is had to begin
where he was." -Richard L. Evans
I learned that what is valuable is not what I have in my life but who
I have in my life. Thanks for being part of it. Take care." -
Thoughts from afar.
by your faith in Him. He shall lay His hands upon you and you shall be
healed. Mom you shall live and we will go through this in faith in the
loving grace of our Almighty God. Pinag-usapan natin kanina na gusto mong
makilala siya. Alam po ninyo, darating din siya sa naitakdang panahon
at makakadaupang palad ninyo. Dad, please be by her side. I know you're
now on the other side but you're presence lingers on.
Mom is home
from hospital. Watched home videos.
my best friend in his son's birthday party at the beach. I felt relieved
to see the sunset after work. Watching the kids wade in the water is a
I'm in Kauai.
"To be happy, don't do whatever you like, instead like
whatever you do. Happiness comes not from having much to live on, but
from having much to live for."
- Thoughts from afar.
"Peter pan said, think of a happy thought so you can fly...Guess
what? You make me fly. Thanks for being a friend". -
Thoughts from afar.
Your presence fills my room though you're afar. Peter Pan is
really right, I fly because of the thought of you. A presence that I long,
An essence that I feel, Without you, all is obsolescence.
I decided to watch the movie Lilo
and Stitch after work. The movie is set up in Kauai. What a coincidence
I'm here also in Kauai. Did you know what I learned in Kauai? It's about
ohana. Ohana means family.
The evening breeze comes into my room like the very presence
that comes from afar. Whispers of sweetness remain in the air...
pasasalamat sa mga taong tumatangkilik sa aking pamamalagi dito sa Kauai.
Tinanggap nila akong kapamilya nila. Ako'y nasisiyahan sa pagbubukas nila
ng kanilang tahanan at kaisipan para sa akin. Malayo mang dako ang aking
pinanggalingan ay itinuturing nila akong isa sa kanila. Eto ang pagkakaiba
ng pook na aking pinanggalingan. Siguro eto ay bunga ng mabagal na pagdaloy
ng makinarya ng pagsulong at pag-unlad.
Nakapagbibigay sila sa akin ng ngiti at halakhak ng aking mga kaibigan
dito. Minsan kapag pananghalian ay pinamamahagian nila ako ng pagkain
kasi sandwich lang ang baon ko. Sabi nila, 'Para sa Kano lang yan.' Sagot
ko nama'y, 'Pasensiya na eto ang pinakamabilis na pagkaing naisipan kong
ihanda.' Remember the word 'fast food.' Sabay silang nagtawanan. Seriously,
alam ko namang magluto. Naalala niyo ba yung TV show na Wok With Yan?
Isang halik aking pinakawalan sa hangin nawa ito'y kanyang dalhin
sa iyong mga labi. Sa haba ng panahong iyong pagkawalay, hindi ko malaman
kung saan kita hahanapin. Pero dinala ka ng hanging amihan. Binigyan mo
ng kulay ang aking mundo. Sana dalawa tayong tatanaw sa pagsikat ng araw
evolution systems tend to develop up to the limit of their adaptive competence.
- Peter Principle
and nephew's last day on Maui. The whole family spent time on the beach.
It was indeed a family affair. I wish Dad is here with us but he is happy
where he is now. I wish it's every week we do this but the essence of
a harmonious family fills the air even without the presence of the others.
Ohana means family, and family means no one is left behind.
At the airport, our
eyes were watery. Saying goodbye is one of the hardest thing to do...life
goes on in our family. Have a safe trip.
I woke up
to an empty room. I realized my wondeful nephew has already left
for home. He was just with me yesterday on my lap. Being with his uncles
and grandma, he have enjoyed their presence with their tender loving care.
His mother is blessed with an angel. By the way, are three kids enough
for you? It's just a thought.
to my office again. There's a sealed envelope on my desk. It's a book
written by a friend of mine. She signed it and left it for me. I'm so
glad that she believes in my dreams. When you believe in dreams, nothing
stops you from achieving them. Just believe. It's called faith.
the earth and there is the heavens. I wonder how they can meet one day
and gaze upon the beauty of the universe.
Even though you may not be able to see it now, I just wanted
to tell you that you are a tapestry in progress, a masterpiece unfolding.
You are worthy. You are deserving. You are loved...even when it doesn't
feel like it. Believe it and be patient. Your dreams will happen, and
someday you will look back on this moment in time and understand the meaning
of this place you are in now as it, too, adds depth, dimension and form
to the work of art...that is YOU!
Don't Turn Off The Lights
by Enrique Iglesias
I don't have to tell you
What this is all about
Cause baby half the fun
Is in us figuring it all out
So why you gotta ask me
What I'm doing now
Cause I don't like to question
What I still haven't found
So don't turn off the lights
I don't wanna be in the dark tonight
Cause I can't read your mind
I need to know if what I'm doing is right
So Don't turn off the lights
So Don't turn off the lights
So tell me how we're gonna get there
It's hard to even try
But if we move together
We'll end up on the same side
If you could know what I'm feeling
Would you run and where would you go
If you want to Know what I'm thinking
Then just turn on the lights and you'll know