Happy Birthday

Nang araw na iyon

Minulat ko ang aking mga mata

Kasabay ng pagsikat ng araw

Sinimulan ko ang labahin

Kasabay ng pagdilig sa hardin

Sinimulan ko na rin ang pagluto ng Sinigang

Kasabay ng sinaing

Sinimulan ko na rin ang paglampaso sa sahig

Kasabay ng hiling na sana’y hindi na kita isipin

Nang araw na iyon

May nakalimutan pa ba ‘ko?

WALA na.

Kasi kahit birthday mo

Hindi ko magawang kalimutan.

The way we bury our dead

Death is the most painful event in anyone’s life. That’s why we don’t usually talk about it or most of the time, we try to avoid it. We denied the fact that death isn’t part of our life.

And when it comes, it is usually “unexpected”.

Death in our time means “crisis”.

It is always an emergency.

The living must put aside their lives to meet the emergency of death.

And an instant family reunion always takes place.

Once we die, we are no longer in the care of our family and friends— a strangers take place.

Some professionals and experts are there to take care of the deceased.

Instead we grief, because we’re not prepared. Because we’re not ready. Because we’re not able to say the things we suppose to say, we’re not able to do the things we want to, we’re not able to find the time to be with them.

We buried their bodies, but not their memories with us.

Instead, we bring them flowers because regret is stronger than gratitude.

I’d still

I’d still find myself reading your letters to me

I’d still find myself celebrating your birthday each year

I’d still find myself watching the moon like what we did

I’d still find myself standing where we last meet

I’d still find myself wondering…

Will I ever find you again?

Once in a while

Once in a while

I  close the umbrella and

feel the rain pours down

on me.


Once in a while

I take off my hat and

let the ray of the sun

warms me.


Once in a while

I let the pain remain

Just to be with you







i saw you

i saw you

the other day

in the mall

while crossing the street

while talking to a friend

while taking a walk in the park

while driving to a distance

while drinking my coffee

while reading my novel

while observing the neighborhood

while looking at the window

while watching my fave game…

i saw you

NO !

my heart did see you

Because she’s longing for you.

The case of Mr & Mrs

“Marriage is not a problem. Getting married for the wrong reason is.”

There are two sides in every story…

Why focus on the bad side, when you can have the good side to live by?

“There is no such thing as a “broken family.” Family is family, and is not determined by marriage certificates, divorce papers, and adoption documents. Families are made in the heart. The only time family becomes null is when those ties in the heart are cut. If you cut those ties, those people are not your family. If you make those ties, those people are your family. And if you hate those ties, those people will still be your family because whatever you hate will always be with you.”
― C. JoyBell C.

“DIVORCE isn’t such a tragedy. A TRAGEDY is staying in an unhappy marriage, teaching your children the wrong things about LOVE. Nobody ever died in divorce.”                           

-Jennifer Weiner

People do not get married planning to divorce. Divorce is the result of a lack of preparation for marriage and the failure to learn the skills of working together as teammates in an intimate relationship.     

Gary Chapman

” Divorce is a fire exit. When a house is burning, it doesn’t matter who set the fire. If there is no fire exit, everyone in the house will be burned! “

Mehmet Murat ildan

The ads commercial was quite liberating in a country where divorce is illegal.
In a place, where you always blame for the misbehavior of a child just
because his/her parents were separated or divorce.

I am not an expert in the legality of marriage or something like that. My religions point of view has nothing to do with the way I see and observed married couples.

Is divorce really has something to do with the way you treat people?

It’s just a LABEL. It’s just a STATUS.

Untitled poem

The sun will rise

The sun will set

To bring another happy day

And though I’m gone

Just don’t forget

No matter what

My love will stay

And though one day

You met someone

And found out that you love her so

Just let me know when the time comes

I’ll wish you love

I’ll let you go.


Note:  I don’t own this poem. I can’t remember where did I read it, who wrote it and even the title of it.  I have memorized this poem way back in high school (that was 25 years ago), still loved it. Just in case, anybody knew who wrote this poem, please tell her that I would love to meet her.