Saturday, December 26, 2009

Haiku Poem Collection

My say of things for YOU:

I’m thinking of You

Your smile, your eyes and your lips

Keeps me living through

Let’s spend more, more time

Coz I miss you everyday

Sweet baby of mine

When I’m in your arms,

Problems go; I feel your warmth

And I’m far from harm

With you, I’m secure

Our trust and love will endure

Through time, I’ll be pure

Promise, I’ll be true

When in doubt; I’ll stand by You

Please don’t leave me too.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Open Arms- Tracy Chapman

Perhaps I've listened to this song for the nth time, I can't count it anymore. It is just sooo meaningful- it's for YOU.

If love is what you want
Baby here I am
If tenderness is what you need
Ive got that to give
If you need some affection
Baby these are open arms
Open arms open arms open arms open arms
You come hem youve had a hard day
Every door you tried to open
Was closing in your face
Im right here Ill be right here
Ill embrace you

Ill be open with my heart
Ill let you in
Ill be open with my thoughts
Ill be your best friend
If you need some attention
Baby these are open arms
Open arms open arms open arms open arms

Every corner you turn
Trouble come your way
But when you get home
Ill try to be there
And Ill embrace you

These are
These are
These are
Open arms

If time is what you need
Baby Ill stop the clocks
If youre looking for something
Maybe Ive got what you want
If theres one thing to remember
Dont forget that these are open arms
Open arms open arms open arms open arms

These are
These are
These are
Open arms

Spotlight's on: Tracy Chapman

Tracy Chapman is a great artist. Even if you might think I'm biased here, she's got the Grammys to prove it, alright?


1989- Grammy Award for Best New Artist

1989- Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Fast Car"

1989- Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album

1997- Grammy Award for Best Rock Song for "Give Me One Reason"

But what's more compelling aside from all of that is the award given to her by Tufts (the University she went to) with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts to appreciate her efforts on social and artistic works.

So aren't you convinced yet? Better listen and if you still don't like her music, what are you?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Durhan Beach Resort

Last September 6, 2009 was our quarterly company outing. I woke up early--- call time was 7:00 am, reached M-bank Plaza with anticipation that I maybe the last to board the bus. But nobody's in sight, I found out that almost everyone is late. Tsk, tsk

That day's company outing was headed towards Durhan Beach Resort, located at the northern part of Cebu which is Tabuelan. I sat at the back with Sheila and the gang:


Ocean view when we arrived. There was a tropical depression somewhere so the water's somewhat murky:

The writer's room was on the 2nd floor.

Lunch was lechon and plenty of other mouth-watering menus.

Hospitality from the Durhan staff should be commended. They served, and served us right.

A program followed:

Contender of the Singing Contest from the Writing Team. Toinks:


Raffle prices were mostly won by writers.

Mobile Phones for Melai and Rhoda:

I got a keychain, mouse pad and Bingo Set!

Swimming and Frolicking:

Body-licious writers, eh?

Singit lang ni night shot:

The morning of the following day, we packed and boarded this bus:

Jake was his usual self- restless and clowning:

I'd say the Outing was fun and relaxing!

Next event will be the Team Company Outing. Stay posted!

Friday, September 11, 2009

They Say It's a Birthday!!!

Here are some takes from this year's Birthday celebration:

August 20, 2009- After Work

with the Orig FP Gang:

Billiards ta Bai

Wendalene and Tara-lets

Modeling for the all New Tanduay Ice!

With Mon2 and Amelia

August 22, 2009
Venue was at SanRem Cultural Beach Resort

Here's Why:

My Post Bday Celebration

Second is, it was Kat's Despidida Event

and Lastly, our Monthly Team Outing!

Definitely, there will be more of our Outings next post.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Kaohagan Island Outing

Greetings, I'm finally back to the blogging world!

Below are some takes on our company outing last June, 2009

The Yagit Boy:

Believe it or not, Wentworth and Megan Fox is together in one pumpboat ride!

Wet and Having a Frolic Moment!

With FP Writers:

With the Onsite Boys:

Watch out for more FP Frolic Moments. Yehay!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Farewell, Sucker!

Once again, I sucked at it
I handled it badly and now I'm on the brink of despair again
Just what is that damn formula for a relationship to last?
I thought I was more than ready,
But I sucked and there is no escaping it
I have to face it fair and square;
I must accept that I failed- again
And although I am hurting and so disappointed,
I find solace in the thought that I won't be wrecking havoc once more
Because I'm letting go
I'm letting go now that there is still a sense of respect left,
No matter how my heart entraps me-
I have to force myself to look the other way
Through this, no more pain, shame and torment will shatter both our hearts.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Be Careful of My Heart – Tracy Chapman

You and your sweet smile
You and all your tantalizing ways
You and your honey lips
You and all the sweet things that they say
You and your wild wild ways
One day you just up and walked away

You felt me hurting
But I can forgive you for that now
You taught me something
Something took me half my life to learn
When you give all yourself away
Just tell them to be careful of your heart

Be careful of my heart
Be careful of this heart of mine
Be careful of my heart
I just might break and send some splitters flying
Be careful of my heart
Be careful

You you you
You you you
You you you
Took my love
Thought you took it all

You you you
You you you
You you you
Took my love
And now you're gone

But I'm not breaking down
And I'm not falling apart
I just lost a little faith
When you broke my heart
Given a chance
I might try it again
But I wouldn't risk it all this time

I'd save
A little love for myself
Enough for my heart to mend
A little love for myself
One day I just might love again
One day some sweet smile might turn my heart
One day I just might give all myself away
One day
One day
One day

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Ironic Life

I’ve realised how life can really play games on you
If today, you are feeling total bliss, you will never know
What tomorrow will bring
If right now, you are singing this tune:

“I'm gonna be the love that's gonna last
And be the one that got your back
Ain't nothing ever that bad that we won't be together
And though we both made our mistakes
And some we never wish we made
But we'll be okay if we just stay together”

Without any clue that the next day will bring you:

“I need to know girl where do we go from here
Now that it's all up in the atmosphere
I found out that you cheated on me
Like I cheated on you with her
Now we're even what happens from here

Girl I'll break my pride and say this
I know that we both crossed forbidden ranges
Let's take our time
Don't cross the river
Back to the place we begun”

So, we just have to be content on what’s at hand
And what’s handed down to us this very minute,
Whether to bask in happiness, or struggle with pain
Holding on is really life's profound meaning.

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Ladies and gentlemen of the class of ‘97

If I could offer you only one tip for the future, “sunscreen” would be it.
The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists,
whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience.
I will dispense this advice NOW!
Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth.

Oh, never mind.
You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they’ve faded.
But trust me, in 20 years, you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked.
You are not as fat as you imagine.
Don’t worry about the future.
Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum.
The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind,
The kind that blindside you at 4 pm on some idle Tuesday.
Do one thing every day that scares you.

Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts.
Don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours.

Don’t waste your time on jealousy.
Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind.
The race is long and, in the end, it’s only with yourself.
Remember compliments you receive.
Forget the insults.
If you succeed in doing this, tell me how.
Keep your old love letters.
Throw away your old bank statements.


Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life.
The most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives.
Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don’t.
Get plenty of calcium.
Be kind to your knees.
You’ll miss them when they’re gone.
Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t.
Maybe you’ll have children, maybe you won’t.
Maybe you’ll divorce at 40.
Maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary.
Whatever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much,
or berate yourself either.

Your choices are half chance.
So are everybody else’s.
Enjoy your body.
Use it every way you can.
Don’t be afraid of it or of what other people think of it.
It’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own.
Even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.
Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them.

Do not read beauty magazines.
They will only make you feel ugly.
“Brother and sister together we’ll make it through,
Someday a spirit will take you and guide you there
I know that you’re hurting but I’ve been waiting there for you
and I’ll be there just helping you out
whenever I can…”

Get to know your parents.
You never know when they’ll be gone for good.
Be nice to your siblings.
They’re your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.
Understand that friends come and go,
but with a precious few you should hold on.
Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get,
the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.
Live in “New York City” once, but leave before it makes you hard.
Live in “Northern California” once, but leave before it makes you soft.

Accept certain inalienable truths:
Prices will rise.
Politicians will philander.
You, too, will get old.
And when you do, you’ll fantasize that when you were young,
prices were reasonable, politicians were noble, and children respected their elders.
Respect your elders.

Don’t expect anyone else to support you.
Maybe you have a trust fund.
Maybe you’ll have a wealthy spouse.
But you never know when either one might run out.
Don’t mess too much with your hair or by the time you’re 40 it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy,
but be patient with those who supply it.

Advice is a form of nostalgia.
Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal,
wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.
But trust me on the sunscreen.
“Brother and sister together we’ll make it through,
Someday a spirit will take you and guide you there
I know that you’re hurting but I’ve been waiting there for you
and I’ll be there just helping you out
whenever I can…”
Everybody’s Free, Everybody’s Free
To Feel Good!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

All About Eve

Perhaps I woke up on the wrong side of the bed because I can't quite get rid of the blues that's creeping me today. Or it might be that I'm going to lose IT. With the way I gather the latest developments (or is it improvement?) on your life last night, I'm halfway scared of what might happen when you finally decide. You see, I've come to value your presence whenever I need you. Your being there always when even it is not that important. The way you come to my aid when I get overwhelmed with even the most mundane things. These and more of the being YOU is what keeps me into rushing through life with confidence. The knowledge that you are there no matter what, and the assurance that you will always be with me when important highlights in my life happen, are enough to keep me strong and positive every time I wake up in the day. You see, I've gotten very used to your unconditional support, understanding and love.

Now, the implication would be that I will lose all of these because you have to move on. Yes, I totally agree that you should experience another LOVE again. Knowing what you have been through- you of all people deserve only the best and the most genuine of happiness that a unique individual like you should have. I know I have to support you all the way too. I know I must be the shoulder to lean and cry on whenever another set of heartaches comes your way. I should reciprocate the countless times you have brightened my day by being happy with the exciting path you are about to take. But why do I feel threatened instead? Why do I have this unexplainable fear that is gripping my gut even though I convince myself that everything will be alright? Oh, I hate this feeling- once again, I have to go through this. But away you should go and away you must. If you get back before you return, and if I ain't around waiting, then I must be somewhere looking for you...

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Isn't It Ironic?

As I read along the new posts of my co-bloggers in this blogging world, I realize that a lot of changes can take place while one is immersed with his/her own changes in life too.
You see, I myself have been in the process of effecting changes in my own life. Lesser drinks, totally no smoking and be more responsible in all aspects of being me are just some of what I am aiming at. So while I was suffering from my own woes (me being alone), others are feeling much, much worse far than I thought I am going through. Should I consider myself lucky then? Should I feel thankful that my burdens are somewhat lighter than theirs? Well, not really. Even though we are each to his own, it is still a breath of fresh air if I hear that a colleague, acquaintance or friend have good news to tell. Or if something wonderful have gone on with their lives. So allow me to break the news here that I haven't smoke for two months straight now! If you are a smoker, you'll understand why this is an accomplishment for me.
Regarding drinks, it is still a refreshment but drinking sessions with the RH are more enjoyable if you do it only twice a month. Especially if you have the D-sessions during paydays because that way, you will be able to budget your unbudgetable salary realistically. So for all of us, Cheers and Good Luck!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Garrido-Zerna Nuptials Feb. 14, 2009

There is always something glorious about a wedding. And the wedding that day on February 14, 2009 was no exception. The bride walked down the aisle, her eyes glinting with happiness and excitement, with her father on her side while the groom waited patiently in the altar. Finally, after years of waiting, he will become one with his Lady Love this very day of St. Valentine.

Although the weather that day is slightly unfriendly (a storm was raging somewhere in Western Visayas), it did not dampen a bit the festive mood within that small chapel of Archbishop Palace. The motif was colourful enough and made more so by the ones wearing it. I can tell that yellow and green is favoured by the bride and true enough, it speaks of her fun-loving, open personality. This fantastic personality can be seen in the celebration, and I can feel the giddiness reaching into the family, guests and friends of the couple, too.

Having known the couple back when they were still starting to date, I can understand how excited they both are during this very special day. Of course, the decision didn't come out of the blue. Being two mature individuals, much have been prepared: their psychological, mental, spiritual and of course financial capabilities have been weighed back and forth, back and forth, before finally coming to the decision of tying the knot today. Indeed, starting a family especially in these times, requires courage and determination. So now they are both prepared to face their Creator and solidify love and commitment with the Lord's blessing and guidance.

As they face the altar saying their vows, one can tell they have come ready. They have waited six years in true, honest Christian living and they are now both ready to fare the hardships of life-- TWOgether. There will be friction. But, what's getting married for without the occasional spices? …

The garden reception at the Fort San Pedro grounds is not just superb, it is perfect for these two beautiful souls. It was attended by family and close friends- the celebration was wonderfully intimate.

While looking at the newlyweds, their faces glowing of gladness and wedded bliss, I know that Khouca and Jan-jan will live happily throughout their years. And as I exited the party while both the couple are dancing happily, I honestly prayed for them both. That the Lord may shower all His blessings to them and that they will have the glory of wonderful children that will come out from their union. For both of you, CHEERS!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Help... Writers- Missing you all!

This is definitely one of my dragging days. I feel that my lower back aches, reaching to the tippest of my toes. Who would be comfortable writing when feeling like this? Add to it the pressure of having to produce 3,500-word articles in a day. I'd say, whew! Honestly, the writing pressure is eating me. I feel the mind stagnate itself. What should I do? Should I quit now, or wait for a miracle? Or should I invoke Jonas' “writer's block?” Uh-huh Heeeelllppp writers!

Friday, January 23, 2009

After Sinulog '09

The celebration of the Sinulog Festival was finally over. I know that participants and organizers have spent tiresome days for the preparation of the said festival. So most probably, it comes as a breather for them to rest from their hectic practice schedules.

I'm also happy to observe that our Churches are still full of young people during Sundays. Proof that our deep religious beliefs is still deeply rooted especially when it comes to our dear patron Sto. Nino de Cebu. Throngs of church goers can be seen flocking to the Basilica del Sto. Nino with families and friends joining in the festive mood every Sunday or any other important feast in the Catholic Church. Every year, it is expected to increase whenever the Sinulog Festival is fast approaching. In fact when every novena starts, throngs of students, professionals and every faithful can be seen flocking to the Basilica to take part in the mass.

On another note, I also get to watch the Cebu skies light up brilliantly with wonderful fireworks at SM City the night before the fall of Sinulog Feast. Truly, fireworks are one of man's most captivating inventions. You can't simply help giving WOWS and AHHSS every time you watch its magic up in the sky. As a souvenir for this year, I got a new Sinulog shirt courtesy of my printing buddies at Ramos. Patricia and Anjolita, hope I'll get another one next year!