Sunday Poem and Photograph: She Who Loves The Beach

It’s the second week of the new year and the official summer time in tropical Philippines is still two months short and yet all I’m thinking about is the beach.

While people were stressing themselves with the holiday rush and parties, I was busy hopping from one beach to another.  I know this sounded weird but as I’ve said on my new year's post, I’m having flighty feet lately and my body has been shouting to spend time with nature specifically to the beach.  But, family and work obligations got in the way during the summer so when I got the chance to take a vacation I grabbed all the opportunities!  The hell I care about the cold December breeze I went beach and island hopping! I even ignore a gorgeous year-end party at the Palace Pool Club and declined other holiday-related invitations.

Out of itchiness and longing, I even spent time (and money) to an urban man-made beach in the city.  However, it just worsen the longing rather than it served as a temporary remedy.  The longing stays… and persists.


Well I feel that life is incomplete if you didn’t allow your being to have enough commune time with the beach.  For me it’s a catharsis…

No words can express

Her depth of contentment

As she walks along the beach,

As the waves laps against the shores.

They create the rhythm of her life

Balmy breezes kiss,

Her sun-bronze skin,

and she wonders...

Could there ever be a greater destiny

Than to be born with a love

For the treasures of the sea?

“She who loves the beach”

me beach_n

Location: Sabang Surfing Beach, Baler
CTTO: Poem

Happy New Year! 2017 Is In!

Happy New Year!

I’m typing this while still figuring out what photograph I should be using for this post as I really don’t have an idea to where this post is going. I just really wanna say HAPPY NEW YEAR to all!
(redundant I know… sigh).

So maybe to add some sense(less) words to this post, I will just randomly mention what happened/changed or whatever with me in 2016. Personally, nothing significant really except that I gained weight (which actually is continuous.. another sigh). Hmmmn.. what else…
  • I’m back being workaholic (my family says)
  • I write less but read more - different kind of stuff. My fingers though still has this constant itch to unite with the lappy to post even the most senseless story like this one.
  • I’m having flighty feet lately and tried to give in to it as long as my schedule and budget permits.
  • I don’t have major goals except to be happy and chill! and I think I’m succeeding (smiles)
    So I think my year is just good enough.
For this year, I guess I’m just gonna continue my goal – to be happy and to chill!  So what about you guys? Specially my blogger friends... I miss you all by the way! 

Sunday Quote and Photograph: Forgive Them Anyway–Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa

“People are often unreasonable and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.

If you are honest, people may cheat you.
Be honest anyway.

If you find happiness, people may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.
Give your best anyway.

For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.”


The photograph subject was from a pamphlet given to us along with some rosaries by the missionary nuns when we visited Missionaries of Charity Home of Joy for the Sick Children in Tondo, Manila, Philippines.

I took the photos earlier today as I woke up inspired by the news that Mother Teresa of Calcutta will be canonized.   Then I posted this at around 6:00 PM on a Sunday, 4th of September 2016 while watching CNN's current news that the noble Mother Teresa has just been named a SAINT!

She’s now Saint Teresa but I still prefer to call her my Mother Teresa.



Mother Teresa is known in the Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta since her canonization today 4th September 2016. She was an Albanian Roman Catholic nun and missionary born Anjeze Gonxhe Bojaxhiu on August 26 1920 and died on September 5, 1997.  She founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religeous congregation which run homes for people dying of HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis. Source: Wikipedia


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