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The Passionate Blogger

My mind longs to convey the messages my heart cannot contain. Void of eloquence, my lips are sealed to even whisper what my pen can easily glide to express the deepest feelings I keep deep inside me. I have this ardent desire to culminate what both my mind and heart cannot hold in overflowing. Hence, let me be the blogger that I am, for readers like you to wait and see.

My appreciation.

TEXTING: A very slow way to start....
Posted:Jun 25, 2013 4:33 pm
Last Updated:Jun 28, 2013 7:09 pm

What the HIGH TECH can do to people!...It used to be that courtship starts with a smile, followed by wooing the parents of the girl, and gifting her and her family with fruits and other farm harvests...(sheeessshh! that tells you just how old and conservative my background is...lols )..And then, when the parents give the man the "okay" to court their , he will have to wait months or years for them to be sweethearts..Now, that was VERY SLOW...Nowadays, courtship (for the lack of better words in this generation) can be as fast as "lightning".....And not only that, everyone loves to have a grand wedding (to those who really like to tie the knot)..Unfortunately, just as the couple recovers for their wedding expenses, some are already on the brink of getting a divorce.....That is very sad......So, I guess, being a very slow person, it's okay that I am texting "again"..For some reasons, that's just about my comfort zone at this time in my life...Then, I go from there...
This time, it's New Jersey...for Summer Vacation...
Posted:Jun 24, 2013 12:50 pm
Last Updated:Jul 1, 2013 5:09 pm

]Last year, just a week before my birthday, I flew to New York City to visit friends and co-workers, and going to the neighboring state of New Jersey was just a side trip...This time, I've booked my flight to Newark, NJ, instead of La Guardia airport in NYC. And for the first time too, I will not be housed in a hotel, but will be staying with a High School batchmate and close friend who has a house in NJ. So, instead of paying for the hotel, my budget will be stretched further to other outings and outdoor activities, which will include the beaches, bowling, camping and the like...And should I say, I will be cooking as well, since it's a "homely" environment..Besides, this "bonding" time may lead to something "interesting" ...Oh, by the way, this HS classmate of mine is a "MAN", but HOLD YOUR HORSES!...although he is divorced, his , both girls, and his aunt, live with him ...Talking about taking "chances"...lolz...
He Makes Me Feel So Proud!
Posted:Jun 16, 2013 9:55 pm
Last Updated:Jun 19, 2013 1:11 am

Father's Day is over (Shall I say, Thank God!)? I've raised my only "almost" all by myself. He was very young and tender when his Dad and I separated ways. He was devastated, he felt different from the rest, and as he became a , he developed low self-esteem, thinking he didn't have a "father figure" unlike his other friends whose families were intact. He became too difficult to handle that his grandma Philippines (that's how he calls my Mom who helped me raise him while I work in the USA) begged me to petition him earlier than planned. I was so scared to bring him to New York City for fear of him getting involved in street gangs. Heck! little did I know that back in Cebu City, he was already a member of a notorious fraternity. To make the story short, I decided to relocate in Texas where both him and I tried to rebuild our lives as mother and . We are the "family", just him and I. I had my worst nightmares being with a rebellious , but I did not give up on him. I never got tired of explaining to him that having a complete family is never a requirement for an individual to succeed. He didn't have to look far for an example. I was right in front of him, the living testimony, that Yes! it can be done. He finished Nursing in 2007 and worked as an RN until May 3, 2010, when he decided to fly and see the world. He applied online at the Emirates Airlines. Out of the 2,000+ applicants, he was one of the 8 successful ones interviewed in Houston. He was ambivalent because he had to leave his GF of more than 3 years behind. But he made it! He's been to more than 50 countries already. In less than 2 years, he was promoted to Business Class, from being Economy FS/FA. Being a Nurse, he received several certificates of appreciation each time there was a medical flight diversion. Just two weeks ago, after another rigid training, he became an SFS (Senior Flight Steward), the youngest to assume that supervisory position in years. As a single mother who only dreamt that her only can stand on his own two feet someday, his achievement is more than what I asked for..and I thank God greatly for all His blessings...Mark, my unico hijo is now self-made!
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Now, I found peace within Me......
Posted:Jun 14, 2013 6:48 pm
Last Updated:Jun 17, 2013 11:07 am

It was in my heart, more than my head, that I held that kind of ill feelings which started from one thing that led to another...I know, this is not the first time, and not with the same person, as a matter of fact, from different persons. Sometimes, it can be overwhelming, because situations can be frustrating knowing that my intentions were good, but either I was misunderstood (as usual) or that others blow it out of proportion.. I don't know, but it sure hits me sometimes,( I'm a human being too) specially if the ones involved are the people that I cared about for many years. It is also disappointing to know that I failed to realize just how much I didn't know the person(s) and how much they don't know me. It is never good to assume..I am not to be accused of being arrogant, for I definitely am not...It's just that, I do take some time to settle my own disappointments, my expectations or the lack of it. One thing for sure, it's true, when we keep that "anger" or ill feelings to ourselves, they tend to eat us up disturb our inner peace.....Lately, I decided to regain my peace, maybe not by regaining old relationships, but to lessen, if not, totally become "enemy-free"... Ahhh!!!.Peace, you just don't know how dear you are to me...
Hindi Ko Na Alam....( I don't know how to be in love anymore)
Posted:Jun 8, 2013 7:04 pm
Last Updated:Jul 1, 2013 6:27 pm

Ilang taon na ba ang lumipas?
Ilang dahon na ba ang nalagas?
Bakit mundo ko'y hindi na uminog?
Pusong manhid,salat sa pag-irog.

Turuan mo akong muling umibig
Damhin ang labing laging nanginginig
Ibsan ang agam-agam sa aking dibdib
Pahirin ang luhang sa pisngi ay nangingilid.

Hindi ko na alam paanong magmahal,
Balot ng takot, ayaw kong maging hangal
Subalit kung hindi naman ako magsusugal
Kaligayahan, baka ipagkait ng ating Maykapal

May mga agam-agam palagi sa aking diwa
Baka maging biktima kung kelan pa tumanda
Kaya ko bang harapin ang anumang paghamon
Dulot ng relasyong sa akin ay sasalubong

Maaaring ako ay tama, maaari ding mali
Hindi naman sa ako ay lubhang mapili
Ang mahalaga ay muling buksan ang puso
Kalimutan na muna ang dulot na siphayo.

By: eb1209/godiva0824 (06/08/2013)

Good Grief!
Posted:Jun 4, 2013 7:50 pm
Last Updated:Jun 30, 2013 2:59 am

Times and people have really changed. Nowadays, it's a mortal sin to be mortal... and most people will exhaust all the means and do what it takes to stay young or look young. I am so amazed when I watched the Pinoy tv show where women as young as 16 years old agreed to go under the knife to enhance their looks (boob job, nose job, butt job, liposuction, etc.) and also, they go for the glutathianone injections to have a whiter (fairer) skin, while here in the USA, women spend money to get tanned....What's wrong with aging gracefully? Why do men and women defy it? I admire the youthful looks, but at this point in my life, I am not considering any of the above yet ( I don't know if that will change 10 years from now, though ) What I noticed is that it's so easy to gain weight now than when I was in my 20's up to early 40's..Hayz, I work out at least 3 times a week on my days off, and I'm even cutting down on my carbs, but, it's really hard to lose weight... I will double up with the zumba dancing though, and get ready for the summer outings...whatever!
And So, Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus :))
Posted:Jun 2, 2013 8:42 am
Last Updated:Jun 4, 2013 7:37 pm

I know, the topic had been discussed in the past many times, but for the sake of the attached caricature, it’s good to review even a few differences between a man and a woman. How each gender perceive dating, relationships, and intimacy. How about raising a family? How and why is it that most women are dead serious about the above and men are just, “ okay, fine, whatever!”
Look at the picture here…the woman is so into sweet romance while the man is looking straight into her bossom…nyahahahahahha! Thank God, something isn’t obviously “standing”..
Kung Maibabalik Ko Lang....
Posted:May 30, 2013 6:23 pm
Last Updated:Jun 8, 2013 8:21 am

Ito na nga ba ang sinasabi ko,
Bawat sulyap na gawin ko,
Sa nakalipas na yugto ng mga kuro-kuro rito,
Taglay ang lungkot at pighati
Sa kahapong puro ligaya ang namayani.

Isa-isa silang nawala, naglaho na parang bula,
Iniwan nila'y lumalabong bakas,
Na sa ating diwa, ayaw nating magwakas.

Narito ako, nagsisikap na muling maitayo,
Matayog na samahang, biglang gumuho.
Sakali mang may bumalik, upang panitikan ay muling humitik
Mahigpit na yakap ang naghihintay,
Pananabik ay maiibsan, mga ngiti muling masisilayan...
Does It Matter, Really?
Posted:May 29, 2013 8:24 pm
Last Updated:Jun 8, 2013 8:02 am

ANGER is a feeling that makes us do and say things that "hurt" others (usually, that is the main objective: to hurt and make others feel really bad). And why do we get angry?...Someone or something triggered it, and our immediate reaction is to get back to the person or to get even, making sure, s/he feels worse than we do...Is that normal? As human beings, I'd say yes...but it gets abnormal if we let it affect us to the point of escalating that momentary anger to HATRED..It takes two to resolve the situation, and at times, at least, one has to swallow his/her pride...Now, that's the most difficult part...If the disparity is between a man and a woman, the former is usually expected to initiate peace offerings. In the family, we were taught that the older gives in to the younger and immature. Sometimes, whoever "left" are expected to come back. It also depends who is obviously at that case, s/he should make amends. Ego (otherwise known as pride)plays a major role on this one. Most of the time, it's not about the number of years you've known each other..It's about how you value your relationship..That's all that matters, or "Does It Really Matter?"
S*X: Is it a carnal need, an expression, or to some, an obligation?
Posted:May 26, 2013 5:30 pm
Last Updated:Aug 3, 2013 10:32 am

I think, we are all mature and responsible enough to tackle this sensitive discussion. I am sure many of us can relate to it based on our past, and present experiences. We do all agree that the main purpose of having sekswal intercourse is for procreation. That is a given. Speaking of romance, it is also an expression of love and passion. Although, it is a common knowledge that MEN and WOMEN perceive sekz in many ways, but in opposite directions. To some men, it is a "must have", while to some women, it can be an "obligation" after a very tiring day in the office or just being home with and endless house chores...When is it too much? and when is it too little? Who tolerates more without it, and who doesn't care if it's the real thing or not? Hahahahahaha! oh well, I guess, I may be perceived as being off-beat, but, it is, what it is...

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