October 13, 2007

Another Face of the Coin

well, just happened to read thru my sis-in-law's blog and realized that indeed there's another face to the coin. see our fiesta's other face.

October 09, 2007

Diet and Dieting

waaa!!!! my waistline's gone from 27 to 30. and i can't stop eating.

it seems that food is something i can't do without these days.

so, am i on diet?, you ask...
nah, absolutely not!

October 06, 2007

LakbaySining - A. M. Datinguinoo #1

fresh in college, i was one of those who enter university thirsty for new ideas, new insights, new points of view. as i was easily attracted by poetry and stuff, i got caught by this one which i saw in an old book of poems by revolutionaries which mirrored all their hopes and dreams and the pinings of their soul. the romantic in me couldn 't help but put to heart the lines in this poem by Amor D. i memorized it and would recite it out loud while studying. i loved it so much, that when i was already working my housemates in Lopez would laugh when they hear me recite it again. To the author, i tip my hat off to you... you've touched my soul.

Pigilan Mo Akong Mangarap, Mahal
ni Amor M. Datinguinoo

Pigilan mo akong mangarap,mahal

Sapagkat ang pag-ibig natin

ay di tulad ng sine ni Sharon Cuneta.

Gupitin mo ang pakpak

Ng aking balintataw,

Sapagkat ang pag-ibig natin

ay walang siguradong

"And they lived happily ever after" sa ending.

Ikadena mo ang paglilimayon
Ng aking guniguni,

Sapagkat ang pag-ibig natin

ay hindi nabiyayaan ng katiyakan

Ng paglubog at pagsikat ng araw.

Sa halip,

Turuan mo akong ituring

Na dream come true

Ang bawat araw na kapiling kita.

Sabihin mo sa aking
Langit na sa lupa
Ang nasa tabi kita ngayon,
ang nahahawakan ko ang kamay mo,

ang nakakasabay kita sa pagkain,
ang nakakasandig ako sa iyong mga balikat ang nakakaagapay kita sa pag-aaral ng lipunan at buhay
ang naririnig ko ang boses mo ,
ang nakakaambos ako sa iyong mga iniisip ,
ang napagmamasdan ko ang pagbuka at pagsara ng iyong mga labing
humahabi ng mga pangarap na
kapwa wala tayong karapatang angkinin
(ngunit walang pakundangan mo pa ring pinapangahasan!)

sapagkat Sinta,

Tayong dalawa

ay may kahati sa ating love affair:

Ang kapwa mababangis na Rebolusyon
Sa loob at labas
Ng ikaw at ako.

Kaya't pigilan mo akong mangarap, Mahal.
Sapagkat hindi natin tiyak
Kung bukas,
Tutubuan pa ng bigote ang buwan.

(... once again the words have been dug up thru the net and comes from the Philippine Collegian 1988 Literary Folio.)

October 05, 2007

Cramming For Some Sense

week's almost over. training still to be continued by tomorrow. have been scheduling training workshops for supervisors here at the plant. we're preparing them for HACCP food safety program here. being the implementors in the line, we are getting them prepped up for the long haul ahead.

enrolled yesterday. and trying to beat deadline for reservation to bora in time for undas.

where's the sense in all these things i do?

October 02, 2007

Building Bridges

i've often wondered about so many what could have been's in my life. i don't wanna wonder no more.

as i have mentioned before, a lot of friends have left here at work. from then until my sojourn home last month, i have entertained thoughts of a new life elsewhere, too. i can see that my life's plateau-ing here already. and i realize i really want to face new challenges and be open to something different in my life.

at last i'm acknowledging that it's time to take that step forward and make some fundamental changes in my life now. hopefully the change will do me good.

it's time to meet new people, see new worlds and continue to build bridges of friendship around. =)

October 01, 2007

Back at Work

just got back from iligan. it's fiesta time once again. all us siblings went home. and all of mommy's siblings were home, too. with two of them leaving again for work this week. one is going back to qatar and the other to dubai. i'm kinda imagining myself being that far away from home and rarely having the time to come home. it's quite daunting. if only i do not have to be that far just to earn a living and buy my dream house.

we rarely have this kind of gatherings now. i almost never come home. last time i came back was during last year's fiesta, too. had swimming at timoga and took pics of our old school. it's painted a pink color now. this year, we all of us in the family were there. ang saya! langga enjoyed it so much also, especially the parade. we also dropped by st. michael's cathedral to pay homage to our patron saint, Saint Michael the Archangel. look at our pics here:

we also swam again at timoga. mommy always has a clan reunion during fiesta.

here we are trying to sweat it out at a local bowling lane just near our house. hehe... super saya! bowling is one of the favorite bonding activity in our family. i remember when i was younger, my parents often take part in their company bowling competition. and boy, my parents have quite a knack at knocking them pins down. kuya and esmuky also have the strong arms for this feat. and so can langga. see her pushing the ball down the lane. hehe..