Window to my heart

It's the heart not the mind that tells the right thing to do. I used to act on instinct and always used my heart when I was younger and that’s when I was the happiest. As time went on, I started to make decisions using my mind and that’s when I became a slave to what people defined as the very ideals of righteousness. I have gotten lost and stifled in the realm of objectivity and logical reasoning. Sometime out of the blue, I question if I am missing on a lot of things in life because I choose to follow my mind. I hope this does not turn out to be like an art; a lifetime process. Art is long and life is short. I am aware that if I want to live my life to the fullest, I have to…No, I am choosing my heart.


A painted sky

“The sacred lamp of day Now dipt in western clouds his parting day.”  - William Falconer


Clothes pegs

More popular in third world countries like the Philippines, clothes pegs are used to make sure clothes are securely fastened on a clothes line to make sure at the end of the day all of them have dried.

Pegs are also used for drying shoes.


Peacock Grandeur

"The pride of the peacock is the glory of God." - William Blake


What flowers tell us about life...

Where flowers bloom so does hope. - Lady Bird Johnson

The world is a rose; smell it and pass it to your friends. - Persian Proverb

Bloom where you are planted. - Mary Engelbreit



“Whatever they grow up to be, they are still our children, and the one most important of all the things we can give to them is unconditional love. Not a love that depends on anything at all except that they are our children.” - Rosaleen Dickson 

“Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future” - John Fitzgerald Kennedy 

"The most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop." - Mark Twain 

"There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child.  There are seven million." - Walt Streightiff

"If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children." - Mohandas Gandhi 


Buri Sunset

Back home in Catbalogan, I can still remember how randomly my friends and I would decide to spend the entire afternoon in Buri. With only pancit from Tony's and sliced bread from United Bakery, song hits and properly-tuned guitar, the day would always end with so much fun singing, swimming and merry-making.

Flong, Quiel, Bill, Elena, Karen, and the rest of the group, I wish we could have those days again.


Waiting in loneliness...

“Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets.” hraka Henry Rollins

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan


Sunset view from the terrace

I have long been waiting to chance upon a wonderful sunset from home. Today, I got lucky. This I consider a blessing. Thank you Lord!

Candies and Nuts

If only's and just's were candies and nuts, then every day would be Erntedankfest - Dwight Schrute from The Office


Recognizing individuality...

In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality, by definition. And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named. If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it.
Robert Fripp 

All in a day's work

The hope of a good catch does not go with the setting of the sun. For this fisherman, tomorrow is another day.


Blue Stairs

Man, unlike anything organic or inorganic in the universe, grows beyond his work, walks up the stairs of his concepts, emerges ahead of his accomplishments. 
John Steinbeck 


Caught in between...

Going back, rediscovering your roots, reliving the life you once lived, make me realize a lot of things - how simple my problems were, that even the smallest of things can make me happy, that I have not been in-touch with the people I used to love hanging out with, that places my friends and I used to go are now packed with unfamiliar faces; that through time, I have turned into a stranger to a place I once claimed my own. 

In my hotel room, while packing my clothes up, I thought to myself, "tomorrow, I am back to the real world; that when the plane touches down and passengers start to disembark, I will again have to ride that shuttle to the train station, hail for a cab to take me home, with the hope that I won't have to go to the negotiation part with a driver who never seems to be content with what's shown on the taxi meter.  

I got off the cab, walked towards the gate, reached for the lock and opened it.  

In my room, I thought to myself again, "nakakapanibago...." Just as I was about to go to sleep I realized, "Even though I love the life that I am living now, I surely miss the life I had before."

April 27, 2010
10:24 p.m.
Quezon City