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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Aloud

I speak
But not really.
In my mind
I hear myself.
Questioning
Wondering
What I am doing?
Not too happy
Not even ecstatic
To where I brought myself.
Steps I took
I no longer rejoice.
Own youth has escaped me
Regrets. Remorse.
Envy. Jealousy
Surrounds me.
How do I chase
Dreams. Success.
Path which is right
Deserving delight.
Wandering
Still looking.
I Speak
But not really.
In my mind
I hear myself.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Come Back When You Can (Barcelona)



I've been led on
To think that we've been
Trying for too long.
Every time we drift
We're forcing what is wrong.
At last that voice is gone.

Please take your time
But you've got to know that
I am taking sight.
Oh, you look good
with your patient face and wandering eye
Don't hold this war inside.

Come back when you can.
Let go, you'll understand.
You've done nothing at all to make me love you less.
So come back when you can.

You left your home
You're so far from
Everything you know
Your big dream is
Crashing down and out your door.
Wake up and dream once more.

Come back when you can.
Let go, you'll understand.
You've done nothing at all to make me love you less.
So come back when you can.

Come back, I'll help you stand.
Let go and hold my hand.
If all you wanted was me, I'd give you nothing less.
So come back when you can

Marriage is a Joke

Two men, one American and an Indian were sitting in a bar and discussing about their family problems.
Shot after shot. The Indian man said to the American, “We have problem in India. We can’t marry the one whom we love. You know my parents are forcing me to get married to this so called homely and domesticated girl from a village whom I haven’t even met once. We call this an arranged marriage. I don’t want to marry a woman whom I don’t love. I told my parents that openly and now have a hell of a lot of family problems.”
The American said, “Talking about love marriages, in America we can marry the one we love. Let me tell you my story. I married a widow whom I deeply loved and dated her for three years. After a couple of years, my father fell in love with my step-daughter and married her, so my father became my son-in-law and I became my father’s father-in-law. Legally, now my daughter is my mother and my wife is my grandmother. More problems occurred when I had a son. My son is my father’s brother and so he is my uncle. The situation turned worse when my father had a son. Now, my father’s son, my brother, is my grandson. Ultimately, I have become my own grandfather and I am my own grandson. And, you say you have family problems?”
The Indian fainted.
This made my day :)) haha

Monday, June 27, 2011

Coffee Splash Attempt I


My attempt of a coffee splash. At least give me credit for the effort. It really isn't as easy as it looks. But I shall do it again! hahaha!

I'll be posting other photos on my flickr account. Feel free to check 'em out! :)

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Thanks! <3

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

What a Parrot Can Tell About Soaring in Life





The movie Rio is about a macaw parrot Blu, the last male of his species, who was needed to be taken to Rio, so that he can mate with a female, Jewel, to preserve the species.

Blu has been domesticated for 15 years and its effect is that he does not know how to fly. Most of his life he lived inside the store of his owner Linda. His inability to fly becomes his biggest problem when he was set loose in Rio.

A parrot that cannot fly is a funny sight indeed. Or is it?

Blu was made to fly, that is his very bird-iness. But domestication has stripped him of this ability. He has become less of a bird that he was meant to be. This handicapped have limited not only him but his world. While the birds were flying outside, he was stuck inside the bookstore.

On a side note, the bookstore was a good symbol of much of our lives. We have a lot of head knowledge and little experience on realities of life.

Many of us are like Blu, domesticated. We have attached our lives, ourselves to pleasure and convenience that we abhor the practice of virtues. We have become spiritually slothful. We have stopped exercising the wings of our soul. We have become lazy in building our character.  Our main objective in life is to have a fun and easy life, and the hell with the rest.

Like Blu, we have chosen to become less than who we truly are. In our laziness, we have compromised the greatness God destined us for mediocrity. “Too much effort” is too much effort for the many of us. Why be virtuous? Why strive for greatness when you can have fun? Why risk it when I can be safe in my own little world?

Why indeed?

If you like to stay grounded instead of soaring, then choose mediocrity. Stay trapped in your own little world, your little cage.

But if one wants to soar in life and live life to the full, one must remember who one is. We must remember that we are children of God. As birds are created to fly, we are created to be saints.

So how did Blu learned to fly?

He did when he forgot his fears, his self, his very life.

When Jewel fell from the plane with a broken wing, Blu jumped after her even though he did not knew how to fly. You can say that love pushed him off the plane and into Jewel. It is in this act of love that Blu learned to fly.

It is true with us bipeds as well. Only love can make us fully human. When we forget ourselves and give it to others, we shall find our true humanity. Our life can only soar with the wings of love. To stay selfish is too stay stuck and grounded.

Love as we can see demands risk and sacrifice. Blu took a risk of sacrificing his life to save Jewel. Love is not something that happens in our heads. It is very real, so real that you can touch it, like the cross of Christ. Love without action is not love, it is a silly imagination.

So let the parrot lead you in soaring in life. The high life God has called and made us for.

So start spreading those wings and go love and help your neighbor.

Written by Daxx Bondoc (Inspiration)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Forget You

With a song stuck in my head for 6 months straight I had two options:
  1. Punch myself very hard in the face and hope a different song would start playing in my head, or
  2. Analyze the lyrics until I learned something useful.
That’s how Cee Lo Green taught me to achieve. Let me explain…





I’ve never been all that productive of a person. You see, I’ve always waited until I was “good enough” until I started taking meaningful action. I would do tons of work trying to become “good enough,” but since that’s a pretty vague goal I tended to get stuck always preparing to take real action. I would rarely accomplish something meaningful.

Luckily Cee Lo stepped in. You see, in “Forget You” he tells a beautiful story: guy loves girl, guy sees girl in a car with a rich dude, guy gets angry that he wasn’t rich enough for her, guy says screw this. He sings, “I guess the change in my pocket wasn’t enough I’m like, forget you!” And moves on. He could have sang, “I guess the change in my pocket wasn’t enough I’m like…well, I guess I’ll get a second job, try to invest wisely, and eventually win you over.” Not quite as catchy.

The wise Cee Lo realized that it wasn’t worth wishing he had more money, or waiting until he got his Ferrari. If that girl wasn’t going be with him…forget her. Realistically, even if he did wait until he got that cash, car, and xbox, that girl still wouldn’t want him (or by then he would have been over her). So he started from where he was, not from where he hoped to be one day.

What does any of this have to do with real world achievement?

On one hand, most of us want our life to change in some way. On the other hand, most of us are waiting for something before we can really take action. We’re waiting to finish a class, get a promotion, have a new situation, or find a direction. Many of us think that if only we had that one thing in our life happen, then we could start making progress.
  • I need a perfect outline before I write that essay or blog post
  • I need the perfect work out and diet plan before I start exercising
  • I need the perfect website, traffic, blog, or product before I can start an online business
  • I need to wait for the right time before I quite the job I hate
I know what I did for the longest time is either:
  1. work my butt off trying to be prepared enough to start making progress, or
  2. pout and feel sorry for myself.
If only I had asked, “WWCLD?” (what would Cee Lo do?). He would have said, “forget being ‘good enough.’ I am where I am. I don’t need to wait until I’m ‘good enough’ or ‘ready.’ I am going to start moving forward from where I am right now.”

Start achieving like Cee Lo

I’m not telling you to go record a hit record (although if you do, referencing Mr. T’s catchphrase like Cee Lo does in “Forget You” is always the right choice). Instead, pick the one biggest goal you currently have in your life. Got it? Okay, I don’t care if you’re starting at zero in pursuing that goal. I don’t care how much you have to learn before you can really do it. The most important thing you can possibly do is to say “forget you” to whatever you think you need to do before you act. Figure out how to take your first step now.

Don’t be like Cee Lo was before his “Forget You” kick. He had to “borrow, beg and steal and lie and cheat, trying to keep” the girl. In the same way, you’d have to work your ass off to get to a point where you are “good enough” to start taking real world action. Screw the ideal. Start from where you are right now.

P.S. I’ve not consulted Cee Lo, but I’m pretty sure we’re best friends and he probably agrees with everything in this warped interpretation of his catchy song lyrics. Sorry Cee Lo if you’re being misrepresented here!






Re-post: Joey Weber

12th of June 2011


Happy Independence Day, Philippines! 

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Maddy's


For my dear friend Marco, who requested for a name design for his friend. Sorry for the delay. Let me know what you think. It's simple but I hope you and your friend will like it :) 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

(WOTL): A Social Experiment

Ang mga tao talaga, sadyang mapaghusga :))

WOTL: SLANG

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Read This Boys!


Date a Girl Who Takes Photographs.
Date a girl whose favorite sound is the click-click of the shutter as it closes and opens to capture a memory. Date a girl who sees the wonder in the simplest things. Date a girl who looks at the world and wonders how to put a little of herself in it.
You might find her in the park, lost behind her lens, the world a blur around her as she tries to capture a single moment in time. You might find her in an exhibit, a look of concentration on her face as she contemplates a photograph that called out to her as she was passing by. Or maybe you will find her in a bookstore, a book in her lap as she pores over photographs of weddings all the while wondering what hers would look like.
Take her out to photo walks and laugh as she tries to take a picture of you. When she gets tired of walking, buy her cupcakes but wait until she has taken pictures of them before proceeding to eat them. Listen as she tells you her ideas for a photo shoot on the ride home.
Take her to a restaurant and wait patiently as she surveys the menu carefully, appreciating the food photography. And again, wait until she has taken a photo of your food before digging in. Allow her introduce you to Ansel Adams while you both eat your lunch. Introduce her to your favorite musician as you wait for the bill to arrive. When you get home, change your Facebook profile picture into a photograph she took of you. She silently hoped for it.
Take stolen shots of her. Compile it and give it to her on her birthday. Tell her you love her over and over until your voice replaces the click of the shutter as her favorite sound. Kiss her after she lifts her head up from the camera. Give her camera-shaped necklaces. Go places with her.
You will never be bored again.
Date a girl who takes photographs. She will never whine about a little dirt on her favorite pair of jeans as she kneels down to get a better angle of her subject. She will never be afraid to take adventures with you. She will take photographs of you not just with her camera but with her mind as well and keep it to herself to admire at night. But above all, she will teach you how to look at the world with a brand new perspective and she will do that unknowingly.
Marry a girl who takes photographs. Ditch those wedding photography books and give her the most beautiful wedding you could. She will teach your kids to find the beauty in everything just as she had taught you. Every day will be an adventure as she tries to create photograph-worthy memories with you. She may wake you up in the middle of the night because she is buzzing with ideas but she will make it up in the morning with a stack of hot pancakes beside a steaming cup of your favorite coffee blend.
Grow old with a girl who takes photographs. Sit with her on the front porch as you both pore over the bits and pieces of the moments you’ve had together. Stroke her hair as you both relive the photo walks that you took and the places you have been when you were both young. Smile as you both reenact your clever wedding vows.
Date a girl who takes photographs because she will always see that “something” in the most “nothing” of things. She will never let anyone take you away from her like she never lets anyone steal her photos and that is just one of the evidences that she loves you.

~Taken from Kara Hizon's

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Sans Titre

Hindi ibig sabihin na tinatanggap ko lahat ng paratang mo sakin dahil lang hindi kita pinatulan. Hindi ko lang ibababa sa lebel mo ang sarili ko para lang may mapatunayan sayo. Kung wala kang pinag aralan, mahiya ka at wag mo na ipamuka pa sa mundo. At kung iisipin mo, napaka isip bata mo talaga at nagtawag ka pa ng mga kakampi. Parang tanga lang di ba? Iniwasan na kita pero di ka talaga matigil. Para sabihin ko sayo, yan din naman ang sinabi nya tungkol sayo-- npaka IMMATURE mo at marami pang iba. Kaya wag kang papakasigurado sa taong tinatawag mong "mahal" dahil baka hindi mo pa siya talagang kilala. Kung ganun man, edi magdusa ka nalang! :P haha!

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

A Song for Ina

Moon walks in oblivion
Stars fall in your palm
Hear the nightwind
Whisper a psalm.
You are a breeze of South.
A gust in the north.
The nightwind sings.
The nightwind hums.
Hear its song
The city lights' sound
Hear its hum,
The twinkling diamond's facade.
Close your eyes and really see.
Hide your ears and really hear.
I am the nightwind.
You are the song.

"A SONG FOR INA" ~Mikko Dionisio

Why Are You So Damn

Why are you so damn special to me? You make me so mad, and I get so tired of you. Then it's like..you make me smile or you say something dumb or sometimes I just look at you..and it's like all of a sudden I totally forget about why I was even upset by you in the first place, and I start to love you all over again.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

And It's Not Just the Love

And it's not just the love but the life I found in him... You see, it's not everyday that I meet someone I could love this much, probably more than anyone could ever love another person.. I find peace just by his skin, serenity by his breath, and a stretched soul by the strands of his hair... He moved me in ways no one could and each night I fall asleep only in hopes of dreaming of him...

One and Only

You've been on my mind,
I grow fonder every day,
Lose myself in time,
Just thinking of your face,
God only knows why it's taken me so long to let my doubts go,
You're the only one that I want,

I don't know why I'm scared,
I've been here before,
Every feeling, every word,
I've imagined it all,
You'll never know if you never try,
To forget your past and simply be mine,

I dare you to let me be your, your one and only,
Promise I'm worth it,
To hold in your arms,
So come on and give me a chance,
To prove I am the one who can walk that mile,
Until the end starts,

If I've been on your mind,
You hang on every word I say,
Lose yourself in time,
At the mention of my name,
Will I ever know how it feels to hold you close,
And have you tell me whichever road I choose, you'll go?

I don't know why I'm scared,
'Cause I've been here before,
Every feeling, every word,
I've imagined it all,
You'll never know if you never try,
To forget your past and simply be mine,

I dare you to let me be your, your one and only,
I promise I'm worth it, mmm,
To hold in your arms,
So come on and give me a chance,
To prove I am the one who can walk that mile,
Until the end starts,

I know it ain't easy giving up your heart,
I know it ain't easy giving up your heart,
Nobody's pefect,
(I know it ain't easy giving up your heart),
Trust me I've learned it,
Nobody's pefect,
(I know it ain't easy giving up your heart),
Trust me I've learned it,
Nobody's pefect,
(I know it ain't easy giving up your heart),
Trust me I've learned it,
Nobody's pefect,
(I know it ain't easy giving up your heart),
Trust me I've learned it,

So I dare you to let me be your, your one and only,
I promise I'm worth it,
To hold in your arms,
So come on and give me a chance,
To prove I am the one who can walk that mile,
Until the end starts,

Come on and give me a chance,
To prove I am the one who can walk that mile,
Until the end starts.

~Adele

Monday, February 07, 2011

Someone Like You

I heard that your settled down.
That you found a girl and your married now.
I heard that your dreams came true.
Guess she gave you things I didn’t give to you.
 
Old friend, why are you so shy?
It ain’t like you to hold back or hide from the lie.
 
I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited,
But I couldn’t stay away, I couldn’t fight it.
I hoped you’d see my face & that you’d be reminded,
That for me, it isn’t over.
 
Nevermind, I’ll find someone like you.
I wish nothing but the best for you too.
Don’t forget me, I beg, I remember you said:
“Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead”
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead, yeah.
 
You’d know how the time flies.
Only yesterday was the time of our lives.
We were born and raised in a summery haze.
Bound by the surprise of our glory days.
 
I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited,
But I couldn’t stay away, I couldn’t fight it.
I hoped you’d see my face & that you’d be reminded,
That for me, it isn’t over yet.
 
Nevermind, I’ll find someone like you.
I wish nothing but the best for you too.
Don’t forget me, I beg, I remember you said:
“Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead”, yea.
 
Nothing compares, no worries or cares.
Regret’s and mistakes they’re memories made.
Who would have known how bittersweet this would taste?
 
Nevermind, I’ll find someone like you.
I wish nothing but the best for you too.
Don’t forget me, I beg, I remembered you said:
“Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead”
 
Nevermind, I’ll find someone like you.
I wish nothing but the best for you too.
Don’t forget me, I beg, I remembered you said:
“Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead”
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead, yeah.

~ADELE

Friday, January 21, 2011