Sunday, January 29, 2012

Mag 102
                                                     Red Spot II, Wallisy Kandinsky

I can see you
staring at me
one eye covered
the other big as a shining sun

and oh my!
that smile that
I can never ever trust

i know you are thinking
of something funny
or maybe sexy and naughty

but for sure
it does have something
to do with me...

posted for Magpie Tales
photo courtesy of Tess Kincaid

have fun fellow bloggers!
great week ahead...

Friday, January 27, 2012

A Look Of Love

spoiling your child
(especially the unhealthy ones)
and toys
is not a sign of love.

What kind of spoiling
is good?
Any idea?

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Thought of this while looking at the
child being allowed to eat
sweets while opening his shopping bag,
thinking that it is only
an hour or two before dinner.

I remember when we were young
we are not suppose to eat anything
at least an hour and a half before meals.
Especially those that could ruin our appetite.

This is while
seated at Coffee Culture
in Dundas Avenue, Woodstock, Ontario
waiting for JC to pick me up...
more pictures of Woodstock at
My Amateur Shots [link]

Have a wonderful weekend bloggers!..

Thursday, January 26, 2012

do not live
your life
as to what people
expect of you...
often than not
it would only
lead you to

but rather,
live your life
according to how
you would want your life
be in the future.

accept the truth
that there are things
you cannot do
and just do what
you think is
to make your dreams
come true.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

tied on the folded sheets

Magpie Photo Prompt 101

i knew we had a hard time
and how difficult it was...
we had struggled so much
finding one
we also had healthy arguments,
weighing of pros and cons,
especially with the limited budget we have.
but, luckily after finding
what we truly needed,
suits our need...
we still have a little money 
to spend 
for some other needs
and did not end up
butt naked
sleeping like a fetus
on folded sheets
and tied 
so we won't fall off
while asleep.

posted for Magpie Tales
photo courtesy of Tess Kincaid

this picture reminded me 
how me and JC talked 
about finding the right
place to rent.
hard it is when you are
on a limited budget. hahaha...
the link below shows our new place... 

My Amateur Shots [link] Welcome To Our New Home

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Welcome To Our Home

To start is difficult
We searched  and searched
but we cannot find
what we like and
what suits our need.
until one afternoon
with your loving mother's help
we have this place...

Hesitant and
a little scared
I know we both are
but with family's
and friends'
love, understanding and support
we proceeded
as we have planned.

And in behalf of JC
I want to welcome you to 
"Our Home!.."
more pictures at My Amateur Shot [link] Welcome To Our Home

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Last Breath

Magpie Tales Photo Prompt 100
Hippity Hip
sculpture: Jason de Caires Taylor


Start again
Dream again
Struggle again
Fall again...

It keeps 
repeating that way, and...

I thought
I would continously drown
But even before
I had my last breath
You pulled me out of the water

Out and up to where
It is bright
And full of fresh air...

Another chance of life...
Another glimpse of hope...
Another look of love...

Posted for Magpie Tales
Photo Courtesy of Tess Kincaid

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this prompt just coincides with what is happening in my life now...
waiting for JC to pick me up.
we are going to buy the furnitures
and some of the things listed
on my wish list for our new place.

God bless us all...

Happy and Blessed Sunday everyone!
and have a great week ahead too!..

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Ninety Nine Per Cent

as much as i do not want to be on top
i do not want to be perfect...


when you are perfect
you cannot make a mistake.
you will be a laughing
object if you did something wrong.
and if you did not make
whatever you are doing excellent
people will be disappointed
because they expect
too much from you.

when you are perfect
seems like
you cannot be sick
because they expect
you knew what to do
to avoid being sick.

when you are perfect
noone will care to ask
if how are you
since they expect
you to be fine
And since they assume you are fine
they will not care
to keep you company
until you feel better.

i do not want to be perfect.

i want family and friends
and people that knew me
to think of me
as someone
who is trying to be
ninety nine per cent...

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guess what?
JJ is in a bad mood.
but I will be ok...
i just need a six pack
of my favorite San Miguel, hahaha...
and hours of chat with
my favorite JC...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

From boots and winter jackets to kitchen utensils...

Last week, me and JC had been talking and finalizing our plans on what to have for our first place. A one bed or two bedroom apartment or a bachelor (hahaha... Guess the word does not apply anymore)... But we were able to figure out what. A two bedroom will be great, but it depends on what is available on the place that we are looking for.

We have seen a placebut we still have too check out some. We have written down developers name, streets that are easy for my commute, buildings and telephone numbers of properties that we will book for viewing the next weekend we are together.

Funny as I realized while having lunch with JC's mom in the beautiful Mill Tales Inn and Restaurant, that Almost 18months ago, I arrived in Canada June of 2010, that I was only worried about winter, afraid to spend my money because i am saving it to buy the best coats that I will be needing and can afford. It was just good that I arrived in Canada in summer. Giving me enough time to save. Anyways, as we have 7degC in Taiwan, I guess (back then) the clothes esp the jackets that I have is enough for me to survive the Fall. And it did as I have expected.

So my first salaries was spent buying thermal underpants, undershirts and winterjackets.

But just a week ago, my budgetting was changed. Now my money is already towards buying, rather, my wish list (as i am figuring out where the budget will come from)are the following (hahahaha, isn't it too late for Xmas! I just hope Santa Claus works even after Christmas...):

A rice cooker (1st on the list, I am Filipino, I eat rice at least twice a day)
A coffee maker
A queen size bed or even a double bed. Lucky I am small. We fit in a double... Hahahaha...
A couch (JC got it...)
A seat (JC got one, so we only need one more)
A TV set (JC got it)
A TV rack
flat iron and ironing board
Dining table and chairs (JC got it...)
Plates, bowls and the like
Oven toaster
A dresser
Beautiful curtains
Bathroom whatever (i cant even name them. Hahahaha...)

whew! long list...

Oh my for just a week more than two months, how much changes love have made of me.. But I am enjoying it. And to see that JC is doing his part with no complains and to his best, I am very much happy and contented... I have to do my part...

A poem for you, JC

For you my dear
I give my life
I give my promise
That I will be
Not on your side
Not at your back
Not even in front
But I will be there
Within you
In every step of the way.

It will not be smooth
For sure
But I am hoping
That with the amount of love
We have for each other
We will make it
Hopefully with lesser pain and trouble (LOL!)

And with
The amount of support
We are getting from
Both of our families
And friends
I am sure we will get to it.

Love you so much!...

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My Other Blogs

My Amateur Shots [link] The Mill Tales Inn
Mis Canciones [link] 'Til There Was You

Sunday, January 8, 2012

the king & the simple man

i remember
as a kid
i dreampt of being big
until the time
i grew up and mature
i realized that being big
just like a king
means a lot.

pressure and stress...

and especially
that can be blinding...

so if you do not have the heart
you do not have the passion
to rule fairly
and do sound judgement
just be a simple man.

posted for magpie tales photo prompt 99
photo courtesy of Tess Kincaid

done while on the truck
with JC to London, Ontario
pic will be inserted as soon as we are home...
have a blessed Sunday friends
and a great week agead...
Love you all!...

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Apartment Hunting

It's saturday... I am back in Tillsonburg. Will be helping JC to find an apartment. I am so thrilled, excited and happy to do this with him.

Have a great weekend fellow bloggers.

Friday, January 6, 2012

GEMINI 2012 (May 21 - June 20)

"Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius!"

- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, May 12, 1859 - Juky 7, 1930

All About You

Oh clever Gemini, thou of nimble mind and quick wit! You're fast-thinking, fast-talking and fast-moving. You play with words and concepts, trying them on like coats to test their comfort. You know what's going on. (You also know that what the large print giveth, the smal print taketh away.) You're plugged in, cutting-edge and ahead of the curve. (You're not dusty!) You're curious about everything and you need lots of freedom. You love short trips. You also love informationbeing constantly bombarded at you, which is why you read magazines, books, watch TV and surf the web all at the same time. Your twin nature gives you two jobs, two homes, two cars - and sometimes two lovers. Naughty! (not true to me... Hahaha!.. I have tendencies to be obsessed! I heard somebody say "yes!") You prefer to bounce between two worlds because just one is too boring - and you don't want boring!

What's Past Is Prologue

Relationships were challenging in the mid-80's, which is one reason you sought freedom of action. By the late 80's, you had to rely on yourself because help from other sources diminished or ended. (Gulp.) By the early 90's, you were styling! (Look Ma, no hands!) Your health was strong and your job was smooth. Promotions and praise came your way, which paved the way for successful partnership in 1995-1996. Nevertheless, by the end of the '90s, you began to dismantle much of what you created since 1985. That's when you let go of people and possessions. Why? Because around 2001, you entered a new world for the next seven years where you began to redefine who you were. It was definitely a shifting playing field with jobs and residences fluctuating from 2005-2008 (i already went to Taipei, Taiwan. Nice ei!) You handled this well because love affairs, romance plus activities with children were a bonus. Now you are trying to figure out what you really wan to be when you grow up. (true! That is why i am carefully, slow ut sure, moving to what I want to be and have by age 55. I wanna retire early!) Big question! However, "growing up" is not quite the appropriate term. Not for you. Yes, you matured - and admirably so - but you'll always be a kid at heart because Gemini's are childlike forever.

Love's Labours

A popular year ahead - you are loved! (thanks JC and my family and friends) Expect to be nvolved with groups, classes and organizations. Group activities will be a source of joy. New acquaintances could motivate you to change future goals. Romantically, you might parent someone or they might play this role for you, or perhaps you'll be involved with someone of an age difference? (isn't this done already! Hahahaha) Romantic partnerships are serious, not frivolous, bacause you are consciously laying the groundwork for long-term future ( that is why I don't play... I am always serious about my relationships. Duh! Hahaha...) Casual friendships will benefit you. In fact, friends will be supportive. Naturally, this benefit is a two-way street; you will help friends as well. By summer, you really hit your stride! You'll enjoy a popularity boost and become involved with groups working for reform or causes that interest you. People stimulate you this year! Romance with someone from a different background (i'm Filipino and JC is Canadian, yehey!) Life will flow more easily. You will be sought after.

Job And Career

This is the beginning of a 12 year cycle of growth for you. You're in a holding pattern regarding future success. You're testing different approaches. (Trying on these coats again.) Look for opportunities in the entertainment world, showbusiness, sports, the hospitality industry and working with children. After July, you can parlay oportunities to begin a new career, especially whe people pay money to be entertained or have a good time. Consider getting further training bacause thisis you time of "preparation." Whatever you set in motion will be successful in about nine years. (yahoo! Planning to establish an all Filipino comedy bar in Toronto... Sounds good?) Nevertheless, this is a good year to win recognition for your achievements! People are impressed by your diligence amd the impression you create now will pay off in the future. Moneybags Jupiter enters your sign this June for the first time since 2001 (oh please? I needed this.. Hehehe) to stay for one whole year! Good fortune for Geminis!

Home And Family

When it comes to your private life, there's good news and bad news. The good news is formthe first time since 2001, lucky Jupiter returns to your sign to stay for a year. Ta-dah! This means you'll be happier in 2012! your daily existence will please you and make you feel richer and more fortunate. The bad news is (if indeed it is a bad news) there will be increased activity and chaos on the home front. This could be due to renovations, visiting guests, residential moves, anything. However, this might trigger domestic friction. Fortunately, by June, you'll take all of this more easily in your stride. Things that annoyed you before will not even bother you. Phfft! "no biggie."(This could be maturity - that time when you start talking to your parents woth the same tone of your voice you use talking to your kids.)

How To Get The Most Out Of 2012

The thing to remember is lucky moneybags Jupiter returns to your sign in June (for the first time in 11 years) to stay for a year. Yay! This brings you good fortune. Things just seem to go your way. Furthermore, bu the end of this year your self-confidence and poise will have increased. No question. So you make the most of this! (Do get out of bed!) The other thing to keep in mind is this is your time of preparation. You can lay the groundwork for future success by whatever you do this year, whether it is beginning something new, changing your career, or getting further training or education. What you do now "strengthens" the structure of your life in a positive way. In later years, if you face challenges, you will weather those challenges according to how much you strengthened the structure of your life this year.

Mantra for 2012

"I'm more patient with others and definitely happier!"

Famous Geminis

Artie Shaw, Bob Dylan, Ian McKellen, Bruce Cockburn, Annette Bening and Marilyn Monroe..

(this horoscope is taken from a newspaper which I am not sure with. My boss have this cut and handed to me before leaving the house. She told me something that I can read one and think. There are two daily's we have, the National Post and the Hamilton Spectator... I'll check and will correct info.)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

I'm Gay!..

Oh how I wish
that being gay
is just like a cold sore
that I can pick up a medicated strip
to cover it and dry...

or a fever and flu
that I can just grab a tablet
over a pharmacy counter
lie down, rest and be well.

because if it so 
i will be one of the first
to line up even the drugstore is still close
to buy the best medicine
no matter how much it would cost me.

it is not the case.

And if your being
etchetera, etchetera
is teaching you...

to condemn
to ridicule
to laugh
to cast me aside
even though I am trying my best 
to be a beautiful person,
that I can be...

so be it
i would gladly accept without 
taking it against you.

at the end of my days
it is not you to judge
it is my Father
My Lord and God
My Savior.

The One that I believe have
guided me
loved me
protected me
everyday of my life!..

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ps. i have this done after a
conversation with a dear friend
just recently.

I believe there is one
phrase in the bible that says:

"he who have not sinned,
cast the first stone!"

Monday, January 2, 2012

River, Marina Moevs, 2005

Take 1:

RIVER, water
a source of life
a sight of beauty...

but i warn thee
to be careful
for a silent river
might also be a danger...

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Take 2:

Be like a river
that offers a drink
to the thirsty
and never ending...

posted for Magpie Tales Photo Promp 98
Photo Courtesy of Tess Kincaid

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Hello 2012!

After so many celebrations before and after Christmas, we (me and JC) decided to have a very simple New Year Celebration.

I am gad that my boss have given me the special day off for new year's eve. JC, picked me up at 1:30pm. with nothing to do, we cruise the Burlington Mapleview Mall and check out what is happening. The shops are not as crazy as what it was before Xmas and especially not like how it was the boxing day. So we had fun trying clothes on, checking pieces of "whatever" that we thought is neat and nice. 

By the end of the day, we went to the inn that we rented out for the night. We are just lucky that we were able to find a place to stay for most hotels, motels, lodging houses, hostel and inns are fully book. I don't want to go far from my work place for I only have the after of the 31st and need to be back by 11am the next day. They have an appointment to go to, so I need to be home to accompany my boss. Reason why we ended up having our new year here in Burlington. 

By 5:30pm, we went downtown Burl, to find a place to have dinner. Gosh! All the restaurants that we went are fully booked. I already knew this will happen. I have been trying to book a reservation two days before but cannot find one. So I told JC, we will just like Mary and Joseph, knocking on every door to see if there is a table for two, to have a simple meal before the clock strikes 12midnight. Luckily we were able to be seated at Paradiso Restaurant. The receptionist was kind enough to give us the table, and told us that we can be there only for 1 1/2 hour. Good enough! we are not planning to spend so much time outside anyway because as I have said we just want to have each other for new year!

more pics on My Amateur Shots [link

So even before 7pm, we are already on our way to the inn. JC had planned it. Brought 2 wine glasses, a bottle of red wine, 10 bottles of beer (I am a beer drinker) and some chips. We planned to watched movies on Netflix but we ended just finishing one movie, The Black Swan. Cannot believe I fell asleep. And JC was up so he was able to send his New Years greetings on time. I, had mine at 1:15am... hehehe... better late than never. Wonderful, quite and happy New Year's eve...

Before dropping me at work the next day, 01/01/2012. We took some time to walk by Burlington Lakeshore.

 and with hesitation, JC had to bring me back to work. But looking forward for the weekend. 

Happy New Year everyone! 
May the good Lord 
continue to bless us all 
not only this 2012 
but for the rest of our lives!