January 31, 2009

BALENTAYMS EDITION

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UNTITLED

Our hearts often beat for the wrong person,

They love for what seems to be no good reason,

No matter what we do, we can't make a lie of what is true

We fall, We love but why? We don't even have a single clue




Back then I've always been taught

Death is nothing for those who loved and fought

Love then to me was always a wonderful thought

You came, You smiled and I knew it was love that you brought



I felt a bit odd and somewhat crazy,

My heart beat tripled as if it was in a hurry

It was Christmas in June, Everyday seemed to be so merry

Sunlight never felt so warm, I had no idea that love too can end in tragedy



Looking back, I may have loved you too much too soon

Because now,I feel sad and as blue as the moon

Nothing seems to make me smile, not even a funny cartoon

I felt as though, the flowers never even bloomed



Now I feel I can dive in front of a fighting platoon

My heart now is nothing but an empty room

All i wished for was to be your only groom

Why did everything ended so soon?

Huling araw na ng Enero, bukas Pebrero na (Syempre, kaya nga huling araw eh. Duh?!?) At dahil diyan, napagdesisyonan kung sayangin ang buong Pebrero para sa pagpost ng kung anu-anong bagay tungkol sa pag-ibig. Hindi niyo naman siguro masyadong halata na walang pag-ibig si AKO dahil imbis na sa maghanda, magplano, namimili ng regalo, o nagpapareserve sa tahanang walang kusina, eto ako...nagba-blog tungkol sa pag-ibig. Last year, buong buwan ng Pebrero super OT sa trabaho ang trip ko. Last, last Feb, palage ako nasa school nag-training for debates, last, last, last year naman sumusulat ako ng kung ano-anong tula para sa mga klasmeyt ko nung 2nd time ako mag 4th yr, at last, last, last, last, last year nasa Michigan pa ako noon, nagsesenti sa basement kasi namimis ko si Perslab. At this rate, siguro next year maglalaslas na ako. lols!

Magsisimula ako ng medyo light at saan pa magandang magsimula kung hindi ang pagbibigay sa kahulugan ng salitang Lab.






Marami na ang nagtangka ngunit tila kahit isa lamang itong salita, mahirap talagang intindihin kung ano ba talaga ang pag-ibig. Kailan lang muli kong binuklat ang slumbook ng ate ko,(Autograph din ata tawag doon, basta alam ko ayon ang friendster nila noon) at sa dami ng tanong doon mula sa favorites hanggang dedication, isang bagay lang ang napansin ko sa tanong na what is love? Iba't-iba ang ibig sabihin nito sa tao, meron simple at common answer tulad ng Love is Blind, at meron din mga nosebleed.

Ilang beses ko na itong naramdaman, ilang ulit na rin ako nitong nasaktan pero sa huli hindi ko pa rin alam kung ano ba talaga ang ibig sabihin ng salitang ito. Siguro may mga bagay na hindi itinadhanang maintindihan at kahit tila ba wala akong kamalay-malay sa totoo nitong kahulugan, sigurado ako kapag ito ay aking naramdaman.


January 29, 2009

Tula ng Isang Tulala

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Sa bawat gabing dumarating,

Hindi ko maiwasan umiling,

Para akong isang taong may tuliling,

Nababaliw Sapagkat Hindi Kita Kapiling


Bakit hanggang ngayon hindi makuhang tanggapin,

Ako ay mahalin--hindi mo kayang gawin,

Bakit ang puso'y hindi na lang sa akin ay bawiin,

Sakit Lagi naman nitong pasanin,

Ano nga bang dapat kong gawin?

Pag-ibig mo ay sadyang hindi para sa akin,

Kay tagal na rin ako naghintay,

Sa huli ako eto pa rin at nalulumbay

Tadhana ko ba ang masaktan?

Ikaw ba ay dumaan lang para lang ako ay turuan?

Sana'y hindi mo lang akong guston paglaruan,

Mahal kita, ito lang ang aking kasalanan.



Pagpasensyahan na ang tulang aking naisulat kagabi bago ako ay matulog, Hindi ako makapag-post ng maayos, at makapasyal sa ibang blog. Busy ako sa aking project! lols! Quick post lang. I am out!




January 27, 2009

The Rise of The Dead

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PERSPEKTIB IS BACK ON BUSINESS...

WOULD YOU BELIEVE IT?

Kahit isang kalokohan tulad ng blog ko may Second Chance!

BUO NA ULIT ANG PERSPEKTIB!!! YaHOo! YahOo!

Marami man nawalang kung anu-anong anik-anik, eto ang Self-Proclaimed cutest blogger in Town ay nagbabalik!

Linksters, Alert me if again you don't see your blog.

5 Blogging Tips for Dummies (Ahem...)

1. Kung gusto mong gumanda ang blog lay-out mo at pakiramdam mo masyado siyang magulo at nais mo siyang i-organize ng unti pero ang alam mo lang ay mag-friendster. Huwag ka na magtangka.

2. Hindi porket kasama sa resume mo ang minsan maging TECH SUPPORT para sa ISP ay kayang-kaya mo na ang ENCODING. Tandaan, iba ang mundo ng ISP's at Blogging.

3. Hindi dahil sa wala kang mood magsulat ay dapat mong mapag-isipan kalikutin ang nananahimik mo ng blog. Tanggapin na kahit ang isang nagpapanggap na writer ay nagkakaroon din ng "Writer's Block"

4. Hindi magandang outlet ang pakialaman ang blog dahil lang sa gulong-gulo na naman ang isip mo dahil ang babaeng pinakamamahal mo ay nagtetext na naman at tinatawagan ka. Move ON.

5. If it's not broken, don't fix it.

January 24, 2009

The "EYE"...It all Started With This

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Photos Taken: April 10-17 2005
Location: Flint, Michigan U.S.A
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-P41



The Very First Picture I took using a Digital Camera and reason why my host mom told me I have the "EYE"

































A Day at the Bay

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Photos Taken: January 2, 2007
Location: Manila Bay, Manila Philippines
Camera: Fuji FinePix s7000





























January 23, 2009

Hook

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Isa sa magandang bagay ng pagkakaroon ng bata sa bahay ay ang pagkakataon muling maging bata.






Kagabi, muli kong pinanood ang pelikulang "HOOK" kasama ang aking apat na taong pamangkin na si Joshua. Muli na naman akong napunta sa Neverland at kasabay ni Peter, muli na naman lumipad ang aking isipan. Bagets na bagets pa ako ng una kong mapanuod ang movie pero sariwang-sariwa pa sa isip ko ang pangarap na nabuo matapos kong mapanuod iyon. Tulad ng maraming bata at maging ng ilang-isip bata, minsan ko rin ninais makalipad. Minsan ko rin pinangarap maramdaman ang hangin habang lumulutang ang iyong katawan patungo sa dulo ng mundo na tila walang katapusan. Ngunit, masasabing tulad ni Peter sa pelikula, nadala rin ako ng bilis ng panahon at ako rin ay nakalimot. Iba na ang dating sa akin ng pelikula ng panoorin ko ito kagabi. Sa halip na muli akong mangarap lumipad ay bigla akong nangarap muling maging bata.

Marahil kasing imposible ng paglipad ang pangarap ko na muling maging bata. Kahit hindi masyadong halata sa aking height, sa totoo lang ako po ay MEDYO bata na lang. Marami na akong naging karanasan, natutunan at siguro ilang bagay na nakalimutan at gustong talikuran. Mahirap man tanggapin, ngunit ang tunay na buhay hindi katulad ng sa Neverland, hindi ka mabubuhay ng puro imagination. Sa totoong mundo kelangan ng realization. Hindi nakapagtatangkang hindi alam ni Peter ang kanyang Happy Thought na kanyang kailangan para makalipad. Ako man, kung tatanungin hindi ko alam kung anong tunay na makapagpapasaya sa akin. Marami akong pangarap at gustong gawin ngunit hindi ako siguradong sapat ba ito para ako ay lumipad sa tuwa. Maraming tao sa totoong mundo na katulad kong nalilito at tila ba walang pupuntahan. Kaya siguro ganun na lang aking pagnanais muling maging bata dahil mabuti pa ang isang bata sigurado sa kanyang sarili. Alam niya kung ano ang kanyang Happy Thought.

Maraming matutunan ang mga matatanda sa mga bata. Hindi ko maiwasan mainggit at humanga sa kanilang tingin sa mundo. Natutuwa ako tuwing naririnig ko si Joshua sabihing "WOW" sa isang bagay na sa mata ko ay balewala. They know how to appreciate even the smallest things in life. Isang bagay na tayong mga matatanda ay nahihirapan gawin dahil sa ating paghahangad ng mga bagay, dahilan kung bakit hindi natin napapansin ang mga magagandang bagay na nangyayari sa araw-araw. Isa pang bagay ang gusto ko sa bata ay ang kakayahan nilang mangarap na tila ba walang imposible. Minsan sila si Superman, minsan sila si Spiderman, minsan sila Peter Pan. Kaya nilang maging kung sino man nila naiisin. Sana taglay ko pa rin ang katulad na enthusiasm sa lahat ng bagay gusto kong gawin. Gusto ko pa rin mangarap at maniwalang walang imposible.

Minsan, naranasan ko na rin lumipad sa sobrang tuwa ngunit siguro talagang malakas ang gravity dahil ilang ulit na rin ako nahulog. Sa bawat pagkakataon ako ay nasaktan at nag-isip na hindi na muling bumanggon pero dahil rin sa karanasan kong lumipad ay mas lalo akong nagkaroon ng pag-asa na matatagpuan ko rin ang aking "Happy Thought" at ang Neverland kung saan hihinto ang panahon.


January 21, 2009

pa-CUTE GUYS WEAR PINK

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fBilang Public Service, nakaisip ako ibahagi ang aking nalalaman sa art ng PHOTOGRAPHY at para sa unang paksa ay magbibigay ako ng ilang Quick Tips para sa isang magandang self-portrait na usong-uso ngayon at madalas natin makita sa internet lalo na sa mga social networking sites tulad ng FRIENDSTER, FACEBOOK, MULTIPLY at PERSPEKTIB.

Eto, pagpasensyahan niyo na, ito lang ang alam ko.
























January 20, 2009

What are you Jueteng For?

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At the wake of Barack Obama's Inauguration which presented to the world a promise of change. I can't help but be reminded that just about 8 years ago to this day--a suppposed change also took place in the Philippines.






I was born in the year 1987, just a year after what many considers a miracle. The world famed event that toppled one of the world's longest dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos. The "Bloodless" EDSA Revolution more aptly called "The People Power Revolution". It was an event so unprecedented in history that one wouldn't event think it could happen again much more on the same exact place. Talk about history repeating itself.




My natural inclination to what some would call "geeky" things like history and politics made me pay close attention to the television as they air Joseph Estrada's Impeachment trial back in 2001. I watched the trial while peeps of my age was busy taking their afternoon nap. I clearly remember that just minutes after Aquilino Pimentel's resignation as the Senate President, people started to get out of their homes, bring out banners and slowly making their way to EDSA as a sign of protests to the senators for voting against the opening of the 2nd Envelope that allegedly contained evidence to prove Jose Velarde's true identity. I never realized it was the start of EDSA DOS.




I've always admired the original EDSA REVOLUTION of 1986. It's one of my favorites in our history. I loved the idea of how the people took a stand against an oppressive regime. Looking at old photos of the 1986 EDSA Revolution always gives me creeps and proud sense of Nationalism however, i don't feel the same about the latter version of our so-called "People Power". Don't get me wrong, i am also happy that once again we are able to kick out a corrupt leader but what i realized that saddens me is that we Filipinos only choose to act when things are already at their worst. Why do we even allow things to get that far before we choose to do anything when everyday we can do measures to ensure that the country's welfare and our rights always protected?



I don't know understand what is so hard to understand about the term PEOPLE POWER itself. In a democracy like ours, success lies not to one person or even the whole government but in fact depends on the whole population.

In the rule of majority, what do you think would happen if the majority doesn't care?


In a third world country like the Philippines, just getting by everyday is a challenge. Perhaps we often find ourselves blaming the government for everything, we blame the government because we are poor, because we lack even the basic social services like health care, or even the poor quality of education. We blame all this to the corrupt government. I agree, the people in the government plays a role to all these but in fact, these only happens because we choose not to do anything.




I am neither a politician or a political analyst by any chance. I can't recite "Panatang Makabayan" out of my head nor can I sing "Lupang Hinirang" in tune but i can say without a beat that I love the Philippines. I am sure you do too, it's not unusual to love one's home and like in any home we have responsibilities that we need to do. I am not asking you to die like Ninoy, or to start a rally in EDSA or something. All that we need is for everyone to do whatever we can.

That is always more than enough.

January 19, 2009

Ang Batang si Mon-Mon

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Minsan madarama mo kay bigat ng problema
Minsan mahihirapan ka at masasabing “di ko na kaya”
Tumingin ka lang sa langit
Baka sakaling may masumpungan
Di kaya ako’y tawagin
Malalaman mong kahit kailan


Hawak-kamay
Di kita iiwan sa paglakbay
Dito sa mundong walang katiyakan
Hawak-kamay
Di kita bibitawan sa paglalakbay
Sa mundo ng kawalan




Ang kantang ito ni Yeng Constantino ay isang inspirasyon para sa marami. Sa musika pa lang at lyrics siguradong mapapakanta ka na at marahil dahil sa mensahe nitong ramdam ng karamihan na may problema, hindi makakaila na isa ito sa pinakamadalas inaawit kapag gusto mong humugot ng inspirasyon. Wala na sigurong mas babagayan pa ng kantang ito, kung hindi ang batang si Mon-mon.





Bigla akong nahiya sa aking sarili ng mapanuod ko si Mon-mon, isang bata na tila ipinagkaitan ng pagkakataon mabuhay ng normal. Mabuhay ng katulad ng karamihan at matamasa ang mga bagay na sa ordinaryong tao ay balewala. Hirap magsalita, hirap ngumiti pero nakakahanga na sa mata niya, makikita mo ang tuwa at hindi mapantayang ligaya. Tumayo ang balahibo ko sa aking napanuod katulad at naramadaman ko muli sa sarili ang parehong pakiramdam ng minsan kong mabasa ang sikat na pahayag ng pinakasikat na Deaf and blind Person sa buong mundo na si Hellen Keller ang mga salitang...










"Life is Beautiful".








Bilang isang taong meron rin isang kapansanan, nais ko rin sana mailagay ang sarili sa parehong pananaw katulad ng batang si Mon-mon at ni Hellen. Nais ko sanang makita rin ang mundo sa kanilang mata na tila ba walang problema, at kung meron man ay siguradong lilipas at magdaraan din ito.


Isang bagay sa mga napansin ko maikling panahon pa lamang ng aking pag-iikot sa blogosperyo na karaniwan paksa o tema na aking nababasa ay ang mga problema natin sa buhay. Maging ako, sa pagsusulat ko idinadaan ang aking pagrereklamo at katulad ng nabanggit din ng ibang blogger. May ilang ulit na rin akong nakapag-isip na maigi pa siguro hindi na lang ako pinanganak. Gusto kong maniwala sa kasabihang "Everything Happens for a Reason" kahit parang minsan pakiramdam ko walang sasapat na dahilan sa aking mga problema. Siguro lahat ng nangyayari may dahilan, ang problema lang...hindi lahat ng dahilan kaya mong intindihin o di kaya'y baka sadyang mahirap lang ito tanggapin.

Nakakahanga pagmasdan ang hirap, ngunit determinadong pag-awit ni Mon-Mon, tila ba para sa kanya ang mga salitang naisulat ni Yeng na hindi napigilan ang sarili lumuha. Paanong isang bata ay may ganun katinding pag-asa? Hindi ba't nagkaroon ng ibang kahulugan ang mga salitang "Minsan nahihirapan ka, at masasabing...di ko na kaya" ngunit sa halip na bumitaw ay lalo mong nakikita ang pagnanais niyang higpitan ang paghawak niya sa buhay. Minsan siguro kapag handa ka ng bumitaw sa bigat ng mga problema at handa ka ng bumitaw, palagi lang isipin ang dahilan bakit nagawa mong kumapit ng ganun katagal.


Siguro nga dahil bata pa si Mon-mon at hindi niya pa nararanasan ang mga totoong problema ng buhay kaya para bang napakasaya niya at tila hindi siya nauubusan ng pag-asa pero sa isang banda, hindi ba mas lalo siyang kahanga-hanga dahil kahit ang isang batang napagkaitan ng pagkakataon makipaglaro, makapagsalita ng tuwid, marahil makapag-aral at mangarap ng normal na buhay ay patuloy siyang nakatawa?

(Full Video at YouTube)

January 18, 2009

ARE YOU AN EMO?

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In a country who loves to celebrate life like the Philippines, it’s not a wonder why being an “EMO” is almost instantly being regarded as something bad. Well, I guess anything beyond conformity often ends in some kind of stereotype and of course, being an EMO is no exception.


Emo-Corner.com - The place for emo guys and emo girls, emo hair, and emo music





Undoubtedly, the term EMO is starting to become more popular and many even argue that being an EMO in itself is already a new way of life; some even call it the EMO Culture. I agree to some extent given that you can easily identify anything related to being an EMO, the one sided bangs, dark eyelashes among girls or boys and even the pure black clothing—these and among all the other stereotypical description of an EMO symbolizes the culture in the same way Jeepneys and our Barong Tagalog represents the Filipino Culture. However, I’d like to think there is more to the EMO Culture than rather “different” fashion and musical inclination. What’s with being an EMO that sometimes, even if you don’t have a one sided bangs, or you don’t like the color black that people calls you one? Is it really a new way of life? Or is it merely a new way to look at it?

Interesting! That’s what I thought the moment I learned of the origin of the word EMO. I was intrigued as to why a group known to be ruthless and violent would use the word EMOTIONAL as their very symbol, so I did a bit of research through the net. What I found are not stories of killing, suicides or purely stories of hate but instead I realized that an EMO is someone who is simply—emotional.


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Indeed, EMO icons, images, and even choice of words can be very disturbing but nonetheless, these are statement of facts. These things are not any different than Shakespeare's writing or Michael Angelo's paintings. EMO Culture offers a different perspective, finally the other side of life is given a voice and perhaps the attention it needs. We all know that love and life can be cruel at times and I think it's helpful for people to be able to express their feelings either through their music, sense of fashion and like me--through writing or photography. It's true that sometimes there are people who cross the line and goes to the extreme and that they actually start to hurt themselves and even commit suicide but on the second thought, suicidal tendency is not exclusive to those who are regarded as an EMO. It happens every day even to people who doesn't have a single EMO characteristic in them. EMO attitude is not celebrating tragedies, heart-aches or death. It's merely saying what most wouldn't even discuss because they are afraid they would be marked as a protagonists. A pessimists, though it's a good thing to be positive it wouldn't also hurt to be realistic.


It makes perfect sense why majority of those who call themselves EMO are in their adolescent years because this is the time when a kid starts to experience pain, hurt, problems and tragedies more specifically in the context of love. We know very well that teens don’t often communicate their love problems to their parents so they end up looking for someone whom they can talk to, perhaps someone who is experiencing the same things and more likely the reason why being an EMO is associated with suicide is because of the lack of ability to vent, to express your feelings and sentiments which satisfies the idea of being alone and loneliness. Who would want that?

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I often listen to sad and sappy love songs, it is my therapy. Though i listen to a wide variety of music genre, i often prefer slow, easy listening type of songs with very sentimental thoughts and sometimes heart-breaking lyrics. In a way, maybe because i can relate to what the song says, i dig lines like "When you're dreaming with A Broken-heart, the waking up is the hardest part..." or "We just have to say our love was true but has now become a lie" or classics like "Letting go, is just another way of saying i'll always love you so", If we didn't know these lines were by non-emo artist. We would think it's EMO in a way because it conveys sad thoughts and maybe that's why a lot of my friends calls me an EMO. I often disagree, i don't have one sided bangs, i don't wear eyelashes of any kind though, i must admit i like color black...i never regarded myself as one but on the second thought.


Maybe I am.







(Images from www.emo-corner.com)










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