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3 Mar

Ako si Marta

Dalagang ina

Nagmahal nung una

Nanganak mag-isa

Nagalit sa mundo

Sabi ko noon, “Unfair ito!”

Buti pa siya, walang dinadala

Magiging ama, pero hindi halata

Kung umasta parang binata

Walang anak na iniinda

Kung ang lalaki kaya ang magdala

Para sa ‘pag puntong ako’y nanghihina

Makikipag-inuman naman sa barkada

Tutal, lalaki na ang may dala

Ng batang binuo naming dalawa

Kung lalaki na ang magdadala

Pwede na akong maglakwatsa

Maghahanap ng damit

Kaya nang magbuhat,

kahit maraming bitbit

Pero hindi, dahil kung lalaki ang magdadala

Sasamahan ko siya

Kapag kumirot ang tiyan?

Dali-dali kong hahalikan

Kapag umiiyak, kahit walang dahilan?

Kahit saan pa yan, lagi kong dadamayan

Kapag di makatulog

Naghahanap ng niyog

May buko naman sa kanto

Kukunin ko alang-alang sa mag-ama ko.

Pero kahit hindi lalaki ang magdala

Kahit ako na dahil ako naman talaga

Kakayanin ko, iparamdam lang niya

Nabuo ito nang hindi ako mag-isa

At siguruhin niya

Ilalabas ko itong magkasama kaming dalawa.

Wishful Thinking

3 Aug

When late at night
I lie awake, unable to sleep
I find myself debate
Whether to read a book
Or be content in my nook
Stare at the ceiling
Or my window railing
Daydream about when i’m sailing
Looking over the sea
At peace, unafraid, calm as i can be
Or plan an escape of what’s to be
When i can finally be free
Free from the burdens i put myself
From the unbinding “responsibilities”,
Unworthy “fears”,
I led myself believe.

Oh how the world had fooled me,
How clever humans can be.
If only i could unlearn the things that don’t matter,
Be raised with all the means
To search for answers
Or maybe to simply quench my thirst
Of knowledge, of wisdom,
But mostly of love.

But, whatever.

I only want to roam the world
Carefree as i can be.

12:45am, august 4
(PS: this is one of those “random” acts you do when you least expect it. I just couldn’t sleep)

A response to an Uncle’s gift.

5 Mar

“The more talent that a sports, business, or service team possesses, the greater potential it has– and the better its leader can be.” – Beyond Talent, John Maxwell

It was exactly like that yesterday, uncle. I had two reliable PAs that it has become better for me to do my job. It felt great. I had less leg work but more decisions to consider and see through. Over all, it wasn’t bad at all. I like seeing the team less stressed and more smiles.

In my early days as PA, there were lots of stressful moments, breaking points, and shed tears. I don’t want to experience that anymore. Less of that is “more” for me. I was able to deal with things more effectively than before and it helped a lot that i had my efficient team.

My superior was really helpful too. Telling me what should i now consider and this next quote from the book expressed what i had to struggle with.

“Intelligence, imagination, and knowledge are essential resources, but only effectiveness converts them into results.”

Great things are always in my mind and its hard for me to bring it out and see its full potential. It saddens me.

I also remember Malcolm Gladwell in his book, “Outliers”. He mentioned successful people didn’t depend solely on their talent. They had bountiful backgrounds they used to their advantage. Like, Bill Gates, i think, he practically grew up in a computer where computer was so exclusive still because he has the means to be close to it. When computer was still evolving, he was there to see it and even helped build it.

I may not be well endowed like Gates, but if i could just know and look at what i have now to use to my advantage and have a lot of guts to actually to it. I need all the guts i can in the industry i have now. If i dream of doing something, then maybe i could step up and ask for it… Things like that.

I’m trying to gather my wits to muster that. But for now, i’ll try to learn how to CAST well, and speak up if i want to be faring well and great at my present job.

I hope i’m still not confusing you, uncle. Hehe

Thanks so much po for the book!

Donna

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He’s not just into you.

26 Aug

It’s a “long” drive back home.

After indulging myself with a movie and pasta… and coffee, cookies… Yum! I called it a day and decided to prolong my day-off by riding the long way.

When i was in college and used to riding the jeepney, my mind wonders and i get ideas of story plots, realizations, relationships…and sometimes dreams of a love story starring no other than–me.

You can’t blame me here, i’ve been very careful to whom i would involve myself, or been hoping and praying i would finally say, with much conviction, “I finally found him. He’s the one!”.

Well, so far, its just been fantasies or short-lived relationships in my mind. Experimenting on the idea of “what if he’s the one…” to a guy that gets my attention.

Just like today, i had a co-passenger on the jeep, a skaterboy/nerd looking guy and my mind wondered what if he’s the one again. I caught him looking a few times or was it just my imagination? And we even have the same stop which means we could be neighbors?! Wow, this is getting way out of hand. Am i really this desperate for my own love story to start? Poor me.

Its embarassing how i can think he could like me. But my logic always wins and dropped the idea. There could only be a one in a milliom or zillion chance i could end up with a stranger on a jeep now.

Anyway, maybe its because i just finished rereading the Twilight book (Edward! So perfect and very in love and heroic. Why does Stephanie Meyer have to invent his character? He threatened the potential of men for manifesting true/one/great love. And may as well minimized that chance of finding a man capable of that. He’s a perfect partner. And a vampire too, a fiction. You wish you’re in that book and will end up with him. [sorry, Bella]).

Oh! What happened next to that potential jeepney love story? Nothing. We separated ways, as usual.

Anyway, that’s it. Fantasy over! I still believe God has on His list of events my own great love story. Amen!

Back to reality. Day’s over.

NANG HINAMON NG SAMPAY ANG ULAN

28 Jul

“Hahamakin ang ulan,
matuyo ka lamang.
Hindi patitinag sa hanging habagat, maisuot ka lamang sa lakad.”

-djpasion,07/28/2012

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