Peep by the window

Slight utterance of complaint

How could I let down?


Placid hush of home

A domicile dwelling place

Complex as a dome.


Graceful ornament

A plant that makes a home

Serenity meant.


The throes of a man

Moving with difficulty

For greatness be done.


Every man’s combat

To hassle destituteness

Poverty attack.

Majority of the world’s people and nations are living in poverty level. Why? Can we blame poor people for their own problems? What is wrong with them? Have they been lazy? Have they made poor decisions? Are they solely responsible for their plight?

Most of humanity lives on just a few dollars a day. Whether you are in the wealthiest nations in the world or the poorest, there is high levels of inequality.

Can we do something to help alleviate the lives of the poor? It may sound so good to be true, but; yes…. we can.

At this point of the year for most Christians, they commemorate the life and death of Jesus Christ, the Messiah, who they believed have saved them from their sins. And for most Christians they commemorate it by making certain sacrifices. Traditionally, they fast. By fasting it means they refrain from eating meat during Fridays starting off during Ash Wednesday. But others do more than just fasting. They make sacrifices. Sacrifices such as, giving alms to the poor…giving away things that they have not been using…helping the needy…feeding the poor… You see if we all do the same even just once for every year, then maybe, just maybe, we may not be able to eradicate poverty, but in a way we will be able to alleviate the lives of the poor even for just once in every year…Who knows, it might signify the beginning of the end of their suffering.


Here’s wishing you all that you find time to check out your neighborhood and find a way to make someone happy by giving away something you don’t need anymore.

A Metaphor

A Metaphor


A day over night

A coffee that perks me up

A little ray of light.


Butter in my bread

A sugar makes it sweet

The spice in my food.


Pen in my paper

A thought that fuels my mind

As I write later.


At some point in our lives we lose the zest that we used to have; so we need something that will help us bring back that zest and eagerness in life.

Like when we go to bed at night ….we know that there will always be a morning after…what is your “morning after”?

When we wake up in the morning and the one best thing that helps us kick off our day is a little touch of coffee in our body…What is your little “cup of coffee”?

Or when you put off the light in your room and you suddenly realized there’s a little ray of light passing through your window…what is your “little ray of light”?

Better yet; when you can’t have your bread without butter. That kind of feeling which makes you wanna have more bites each time you have one. What is your “butter in your bread”?

Or for those with sweet tooth; those who can’t live without a dash of sugar in a day. What is your “sugar that makes your food sweeter”?

Or sometimes there are those who love a little spice in their food. The kind of spice that makes you wanna crave for more as you grasp and struggle for a glass of water. What is your “spice in your food”?

And for all of us who’s passion is to make their thoughts come to life through their words; what is your “pen without your paper”? And what are your thoughts without someone to fuel it as you write alone?


Here’s wishing you all that you find your greatest metaphor in life.


sun setting....
sun setting….a new beginning

Holding on to my breath,

longing so deep…

gripping my teeth,

trying to keep…

Run up so high; cry back in  vain.

lead to sigh; grin in pain.

stumble still try,

walk in disdain..

scramble and cry,

speak in sane…

desperately seeking; liberation in time.

In moments of true despair, one is challenged to simply walk away or face it squarely.

If we walk away, we free ourselves from the turmoil of the current situation…we liberate ourselves from the pain and sorrow…we discharge ourselves from the anxiety and agitation. We will be fine….for a moment….. because that one moment of walking away will forever haunt us…forever be behind us!

If we face it bravely, we will experience the pain…we will endure the misery….we will sustain the sadness. We will not be fine, for a moment. But as soon as it is all over, we will definitely be all right for the rest of our lives.

The choice is yours.


Here’s wishing you all that you choose that one thing that will give you lasting joy…let me know…

DREAM the Biggest Dream


I’m down in deep dark pitch;

untangling the muddy ditch,

oblivious of the heat,

awaiting to be neat.

I stood still and lay;

all through the day,

engulfed by fear and envy,

keeping through and steady.

I tend to steady or higher;

with great physical power.





I struggle,

I dream…dream to hope,

I hope …and hope to realize.

I admire people who worked so hard to succeed in life. Success may not always be measured by how much money you have in the bank or how far you have gone through in the corporate world.

For some, success may simply mean achieving a favorable or desired outcome over something that we wanted for.

Like the water buffalo; despite of the  heat of the sun it struggles to maintain its grace and composure knowing that the heat will end as the sun goes down. Meanwhile, as it awaits for the sun to go down, it emerges itself over a muddy water so as to keep cool the whole day. There are people who are as firm and as strong of the water buffalo. They are those who despite of the hardships and difficulties manage to keep a smile in their hearts knowing that at the end of everything something good will happen.

But…. how do we really keep a smile despite of all the hardships?

1. YOU need to DREAM BIG

Dream big and act upon it one small step at a time. It is indeed true that When we dream big we are able to see clearly the bigger picture while at the same time plan to do action from the smallest perspective.


Inspiration as the word suggest, is something or someone that makes you want to do something or gives you an idea about what to create; it could be a person, a place, an experience. Now look around… find that “inspiration” and choose to be great for your “inspiration”.

3. YOU need to be CONSISTENT

As you find that “inspiration” … you may start working on your goal now. But hold on for a while…. do you have the ability be consistent in your work?

Be consistent. Act in the same way, of the same quality, at all time.  You need to do something in harmony, with regularity or steady continuity; free from variation or contradiction.


Here’s wishing you all that you achieve that ONE GREAT BIG DREAM you have…let me know



Silence stood over,

in the darkest corner,

your gaze still and slow,

in shallow breath high and low.

Warm around and still,

in deep hollow feel,

your touch burns and show,

in the cold body in tow.

Scream yield and hover,

in the soft sheet cover,

your mute tender passion,

the ingratitude of fervor affection


Here’s wishing you all that you find that one great passion you’ve been looking for in life….let me know…

affectionately loving...
affectionately loving…

Boredom….How to Get Over it



nothing with spark,

everything’s dark,

all through the park.

doldrums in a cold storage


ardent affection,

deeper passion,

greater sensation.

fervor love awaiting.

Boredom according to Merriam – Webster Dictionary means the state of being weary and restless through lack of interest.

Question is… have you been feeling bored lately?

I did… I would not be writing about this if it haven’t hit me.

It was tough. It was scary. I was mind blowing. It was migraine – inducing moment.

How did i get over it?

Here are the things which help me the most in processing my state of boredom.

1. Identify what causes your state of boredom.

An interesting paper written by John Eastwood, Alexandra Frischen, Mark Fenske, and Daniel Smilek in the September, 2012 issue of Perspectives on Psychological Science says that attention plays an important role in creating boredom.

In my case I was able to figure out the reason why i got so  bored easily. I lack the attention and ability to focus on something, leading me to dislike everything i do or worst dislike people i see. I realized that i have lost my ability to focus or pay attention when i finally decided to quit my job in the academic world. Once you are in the academe, you need more than anything but focus and attention to be able to get through your daily routines and get through the day flawlessly. When i wasn’t working anymore i lost that ability to focus thus leading to boredom even if there so much going on around me.

2. Work on your passion.

What makes you happy? What makes you jump off your bed and get going? What makes you smile? What brightens up your day? In my case i went back to the very thing that lead me to the Academic world. My love for reading and writing. I finished a course in Journalism. But as soon as i quit my job, i stopped reading, worst even i stopped writing.

This gave birth to my BLOG. As soon as i started hitting my computer keys i felt my nerves pumping up and my blood oozing with great fervor. I know i will be fine.

I started reading again. And for the very first time in my life i was able to finish most books and novels which i have been dying to read when i was working. I couldn’t afford to do “passion reading” back then because my time was basically consumed by reading the paper works and reflections of my students.

I am delighted to have finished all of the books of Paolo Coelho,  Mitch Albom, Cecelia Ahern, and now my goal is to finish all the books of Nicholas Sparks. I have read some of the books of John Greene, David Baldacci and other contemporary authors too.

3. Get Going

Yes, it may sound so cliche but it helps a lot. For someone like me who is used to engage in daily intellectual discourses, it is a must to get going.

I started getting involve in my children’s school organization. Attending parents meetings and conferences help a lot. Joining strategic planning is also very interesting.

I also begun my advocacy of helping students in their academic requirements such as thesis, research papers and i also do occasional coaching (impromptu speaking contest, declamation, oration and the like).

In short, find an organization or advocacy where you can volunteer or be a part of. You will see how much it would change your life.

4. Choose to be happy

This is again a cliche, (others will say) but believe me, when you are bored, it is difficult to find that small amount of joy lying inside you. So you simply must choose to be happy or die feeling bored and lonely.

My simple joys and happiness include my family. Shopping clothes for my kids, dressing them up, and going out for lunch or dinner with them. Not to mention the everyday exchange of discourses with my husband who works abroad. The simple, out of the box conversation will began to matter to you and it brings great pleasure.

Coffee is also a great part of my simple pleasure. I love the smell and aroma of the coffee. It makes me feel good. That’s undeniable. I can sit down the whole day in Starbucks having coffee and a book and i will be fine.




So, here’s wishing you all the joy and happiness in this world.


The love month is over… but i wanted to share with you some of the reasons why we love….even if it may sound absurd and pathetic; i guess we all went through this …

The “playful you ” says you are in love because…

1. MENTALLY, it made you nuts. You believe that the one you love is the most beautiful and the fairest creature in this universe; the only person blessed on this earth. At some point you will say there are million of fishes in the sea; but all these millions are worm – infested and he is the only “worm – free”, and yet, for all you know, he is not even a fish; he could be a worm.

2. VISUALLY, it made you blind. You can see no one but him anywhere you go. In every garden where flower blooms; even in a tree with its branches reaching majestically for the stars; and even in the silence of the church where everybody’s head is bowed for meditation.

3. EMOTIONALLY, this is WORST. You are empty without him and complete only with him.  Your life finds meaning in his. With him beside you, the rose is redder, the birds chirpier, and God is a very nice bearded old man. When you are with him, one hour is just a second; but when he is away, one hour is almost a year. He might not be really good looking but you believe he is.

4. PHYSICALLY, what love can do.  For some inexplicable reasons his hands are completely different from all the other hands in the world; heaven is in the circle of his hands, and for all you know, it is insanity.

The “serious you ” says you are in love because…

1. Sometimes it seems like you can read each others mind, like when he calls you just as you were thinking of him, or when he knows what you’re going to say before you even say it.

2. You feel he understands you in a way no one else has and your love for him just grows stronger the more you know about him

3. You have been very honest with him reveling those things you haven’t been able to tell anyone else. You’ve always wanted to talk to someone else about how you feel yet, somehow you know, you don’t need any words at all to tell him how much you love him. P.S. here’s wishing you all that you find your one true love…