Thursday, October 30, 2008

LP #31 :: Kadiliman

taon man ang lumipas,
at dunong man ay lampas-lampas,

balot pa rin ng kadiliman,

ang mga kaganapan,

matapos ang kamatayan.

despite the long years,

of studying endless about life,

what happens after death,
is still in a blanket of darkness.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

LP #30 :: Liwanang

kinang ng brillante,
kay sarap titigan.
ika nga nila:

ang dyamante ay ang matalik

na kaibigan ng kababaihan.

it's wonderful to stare,

at the brilliance, the sparkle.

as the saying goes:

are a girl's best friend.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

understanding and accepting change

As they say, nothing in life is permanent except for change. There probably is no 'truer' message than that. My experiences are real testimonies to this phrase.

I have been living on a roller coaster: moving uphill and down, left and right, round and round on loops. Dizzying, yes. But I must say, it makes living life more interesting and I don't want the tracks to end just yet.

At age fifteen, I was away for the first time from my parents as they migrated to another country. Dad comes home to spend the last months of his life with us. Then I was uprooted from my Alma Mater of twelve years to continue my studies in a place where I felt I didn't belong. After a year, I went back home -- to Manila.

College happened. Soon after graduation, I was scheduled to travel with mom. And we found out about her aneurysm and did something about it -- thank God we did!

In the meantime, while waiting for mom to recover, I tried applying for a job. My four-month stint with my first job seemed like an eternity but it was fun, I must say. And I met some wonderful people there!

And then I moved to my next job and it's simply amazing. Worked in one department for four and a half years and when an opportunity opened up for a promotion, I grabbed it -- and it grabbed me.

And now it's time for change again, just after 6 months. phooey. It's a big change and a lot of people are happy for me.

So it's time to understand and accept, because God always gives us what we deserve.

What a wonderful life.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

LP #29 :: Bago nga Kaya?

araw-araw man nag-iiba
ang mga salita sa pahayagang ito,
tila wala pa ring pagbabago

sa bansa ng mga Pilipino.

kailan ba darating

ang tunay na pagbabago?

even if the words change

in the newspaper every single day

it seems that there is still no change
in the country of Filipinos.

round and round it goes.
when will we experience


Thursday, October 09, 2008

LP #28 :: Luma Na

nung unang panahon
imbis na apat na gulong,

apat na paa

ng kabayo ang transportasyon.

in the olden times
instead of four rolling wheels,

four sturdy hooves

of horses pull carriages around.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

LP #27 :: Ang Aking Kompyuter

ang munting bintana
kung saan ako dumudungaw
upang lahat ng balita

aking abot tanaw.

the tiny window

where i look through

to have all the news

within my reach.