Sunday, July 29, 2012

Mag 128

image by Zelko Nedic
loosing someone
that you have
been used to,
is difficult.

someone you have
cared for,
and cared for you
in return.

someone who
raised you
to be the good man
you are  now.

but it is more difficult
to choose
the next person
to fill in the shoe
that your good master left.

and for you,
is it worth
to trust that someone,
that you just met
loitering in the dark?

posted for Magpie Tales [link]
photo courtesy of Tess Kincaid [link]

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Have a blessed Sunday
and great week ahead!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

art, poetry and drawings vs life

Figure Eight, 1952, by Franz Kline
often than not
it will all start
from drawing lines
and picking up the colors
with or without
particular subject
in mind.
but as I
go along
and passion
will lead me to something.

but unlike
my art,
and craft;

i always
plan and think
of the pros and cons
when i
think about
my life,
where i want to be,
who i want to be with.

with art and poetry,
editing and changes
are possible.
with life
no matter how hard
we try to make things right,
it is hard to shift
things around
if along the way
we have committed
even just a single mistake.

posted for Magpie Tales [link]
photo courtesy of Tess Kincaid [link]

Friday, July 20, 2012

gar - ba - ge !...

garbage is the major issue in my country. that is why we Palawenos and Puerto Princesans are very proud as we were voted the cleanest and greenest city [link] and province [link] in the Philippines.

garbage is the main reason why rivers are dead and major cause of floods especially in Manila.

that is why, I, a self confessed OCD have problems with cleanliness and orderliness at home and my surroundings. ahh tell you, i cannot sleep until even a single spoon is washed or a piece of tissue or paper is not thrown in the right place... ask JC... and he will tell you all. bwahahaha!... but there are times that I get so lazy too. don't get me wrong there. or there are times that JC would ask me to stop and just have fun relaxing time while having coffee or a glass of wine or a bottle of beer in our patio. or simply sit down in our wonderful couch to watch any movie we can have from Netpay... ooops! Netflix I mean... hehehe...

when I went to Taiwan, I was so impressed of home clean they were able to keep especially their parks. Hand dryers, garbage bins, toilet papers and all. It is simply amazing. even their trains and subways (MRT), you can sit on the floor. impressive!

so when I arrived here in Canada. I am so impressed by the drive on waste segregation. The blue, green and garbage bins. hope we can do this in the Philippines [ :-/ & :-( ]. one of the reminders my sister gave me upon arrival is to clean the empty bottles or cans first before throwing/putting them in the bin. I love it. again, hope we can do it back home.

but.... here is the catch... you are waiting for this right? hehehe... this morning, when i went for a walk with my buddy Leonardo, a very handsome golden retriever, i saw this...

yesterday was blue (recyclables) and green (organic) waste day. somebody mistakenly (hehehe) put their garbage on a blue bin. and the garbage guys, this is my imagination working, pissed off (sorry for the word) by seeing it. instead of just leaving it there, dumped it on the ditch. 
now who is wrong here? 

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have fun everyone...
keep enjoying the weather.
we had rain yesterday,
i hope you had too...

Sunday, July 15, 2012


Vettriano, Jack, Yesterday's Dreams

again and again
i am always on that
bedroom window waiting...

with no assurance.
if you are still coming back.

'til this morning
with a long sigh
i decided,
no more to this.

and with a little smile
i went back to bed.

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if doubt  is stronger
than your love for each other,
there is no reason
to keep it...

posted for Magpie Tales [link]
photo courtesy of Tess Kincaid [link]

Friday, July 13, 2012

g o s s i p


 it helps control
people from doing
bad things.
as they are afraid
to be the talk of the town...


it became
a way for
people to be

and it works both ways:

for people being talked about
and for people spreading the story...


pics are from google search  [link]

Sunday, July 8, 2012


Chilmark Hay, 1951 by Thomas Hart Benton
my father on dinner time
will tell everyone
to sleep early
and prepare our stuff
for our weekend
in the farm...
from the planting time
and until we see
the golden brown rice
getting ready for harvest.

beautiful sight...
green virgin forest
the chirping of the birds
the sound of the water
from the river.
my mother's lovely voice...
my father's instructions
to the farmers while having their coffee.
me sneaking to the cashew
or to the jackfruit area,
or having the fresh buko juice.
ohhh... those were the days...
those are my happy days...

weekends are not complete
without me and JC
having a drive to a nearby beach
or to the lake
watching boats,
families having a picnic,
or helping his parents
cut the grass
before getting in the pool.
or a drive to visit
either his or my family.
or just a simple ride around.
simply beautiful!..

thank you God!
thank you for the blessings!..

posted for Magpie Tales [link]
photo courtesy of Tess Kincaid [link]
fyi, buko is young coconut fruit...

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have a blessed Sunday 
and great week ahead friends!
enjoy the summer before it's gone...

Friday, July 6, 2012

My horoscope say
"something wonderful is to happen"

hope i win the lottery
so i can buy my ticket 
to the philippines now...
as i am dying to
be home to paradise...

taken from google
for more pics click [link]

guardian angel where are you?

getting closer everyday!..

but if i win...
not only my ticket
but all of my readers 
and followers will go with me...
so we can all see the
pride of my province...

voted as one of the seven
wonders of nature!

another pic from google
for more pics click [link]

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July 
and all those who are
living in the US!.. 

from the Filipino guy 
living in Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada!..
:-))     :-))     :-))

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Magpie 124

Ophelia by Odilion Redon

A long, 
passion-filled sigh lingers. 
I closed my eyes 
And there I saw my reflection 
full of life 
full of colours 
and it is all because of you. 

Posted for magpie tales [link]
Photo courtesy of Tess Kincaid [link]

 Wanna thank JC for editing... 

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 Happy Canada Day everyone!..