Sunday, February 17, 2013


take 1:

i have been through 
the worst kind of weather.

i have been through
a lot of crossroads.

i am half across the earth 
where i am originally from.

i have survived
all the challenges of life.

and now that i am once again
in another crossroad.

but i know 
i will surpass this all again.
because i know
you are there
watching, guiding
and protecting me
in every step of the way.

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Wind of History by Jacek Yerka
photo courtesy of Tess Kincaid
posted for Magpie Tales

take 2...

i will never ever be afraid
of taking the next step.
i will never ever be afraid
of crossing the desert
or the sea.
i will never ever
hesitate to go for my dreams.
just because
i know i have two personal
angels guiding me through.

(gabriel sr. and jr., my father who died aug 1980, age 44;
and my brother who died dec 2004 age 40) 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Joke Time

from the famous and very witty 
Philippine Senator,
Madamme Miriam Defensor Santiago

Para sa mga walang date sa Valentine's Day,
ito ay single's awareness day!..
Para sa mga masaya na walang date,
ito ay single's independence day!..
para sa mga walang pakialam,
ito ay Thursday!... (ROFL!..)


For those who does not have a valentine's date,
this is "Single's Awareness Day!.."
For those who are happy yet no date,
this is "Single's Independence Day!.."
For those who does not care,
this is "Thursday!".. 

for more of her jokes, click this!..

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Mag 155

Christmas is the time
where we go one more step
to be extra generous.

Valentines Day,
is the occasion
when we think so much
of love, 
and being extra thoughtful.

Guess what the best thing is...

Make everyday
artwork by Joseph Lorusso
posted for Magpie Tales
Photo Courtesy of Tess Kincaid

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(pic online link)

JC, thank you for making everyday 
a valentines day!.. JJ

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Life is like a sentence.
We have options on how to end it.

A comma,
A colon,
A semi colon,
A question mark,
Exclamation point.
Etchetera, etchetera...

It is your choice.

With happy
and exciting moments,
I love to end it with
dot dot dot...
To keep it going and going and going!..

For the unhappy
and stressful ones,
one choice,

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Be Not Afraid

Central Library, Manchester, U.K., by Robin Gosnall
Be not afraid
of not knowing

Be not afraid
of not having
the intelligence
to learn
and understand

Be afraid
of not knowing
your limitations...

posted for Magpie Tales
photo courtesy of Tess Kincaid

Friday, February 1, 2013

funny but you know what?
not because i did not react,
i did not defend myself,
i did not express how i feel,
it is simple;

i just thought that it is just a waste of time.
you do not know what you are saying.
look at yourself first.

i know that no  matter how hard i try;
i will never ever please everyone.

i will let you guys think of me,
and to the worst,
laugh at my back.

unless a saint or an angel,
came and tell me i am a sinner...
or unless, a very successful person,
monetary wise tell me,
i am poor;
i do not care.

i am happy
with what i have
and what i am.
i always look back
and check where i am now
from where i am before
in reaching up my goal...

funny how people sometimes
look in the mirror
just to see if their eyebrows are ok,
if their lipstick is too red,
if their collars are good,
if they look awesome;

come on!
sometimes try to look in the mirror,
and see who and what you are.

deal with your own life.
and i will deal with mine.
no stepping on each other's toes though, ok?

as the saying goes,
to each his own?
(is that right? LOL!)