Two different people
Two different worlds apart
barely know each other
Doesn’t have an idea to where is the road to forever

When his and her comets collide
The universe showered love like a river so wide
An arrow pierced their her hearts as one
And the journey of love has begun

They still have a long way to run
Like how much they love the rising and setting of the sun
It comes every single day
Like a promise and commitment that will surely stay

Her head rested on his shoulder
Their fingers closed to each other
Their eyes found peace at the waves of the ocean
And now their hearts sealed as one.

3 long years had passed since I got my Bachelor’s Degree. It was one of the best things happened to me. One of the greatest blessings I will always be grateful.

The most common thing people think, having aces on your transcript of record gives you an advantage of finding a better job. Which I am also guilty of. I thought reaching my goal in the media industry would not be as hard as I think of.

But I was wrong.

When I started looking for a job and having a lot of interviews, only then I realized, school records is not as important as gold. Yes, it affects your application but performance is the key.

Honestly, I had a hard time looking for a job in line with my chosen profession. I really wanted to pursue my writing, so I never had other target aside from all the media companies in my country. I had interviews but I always fail. Yes, I failed.

It was like a knife pierced to my heart.

I thought all my hopes will be gone. I thought it would be easy to just give up and accept defeat, but realization hit me like thunder. I am not even on the quarter part of my journey.

Since then, I started again. I composed my thoughts and myself.

Motivation always comes from within. If you don’t trust yourself, how other people will trust you, right? And that became my mantra. Since then, I started keeping in my mind not to be hard on myself. Take it easy. 

Right now, I am already 23 and still have a long way to run. I am an Account Executive in a Production and Advertising company, well not in the field of writing, but I guess it is not bad. What matters most is the art of writing is still in my heart. I keep on writing and reading. I still want to pursue my dream of becoming a writer but I guess the good Lord says, it is not yet the right time my dear. And I put all my trust in Him, he knows way best.

There are times I get frustrated and want to just skip the process but again, take it easy. Enjoy and live in the moment. It is not bad wanting more but we all need to undergo the process. It is along the way we will know what are the things needed for us to get there, to our destinations, to the fulfillment of our dreams.

So for now, let us not hurry. Life is too precious to be wasted.  Don’t let your struggles take away that beautiful dream inside you. It is not an easy journey but every part of it has a relevant part to your success.

Let us keep on dreaming. Keep on moving forward until the day we didn’t noticed that what we aiming is already placed in our hands.

See you there!

 

 

 

I’m staring at your picture one last time
Reminiscing in my mind all the moments you allowed me to own and call you mine
I’ve been doing this from night til dawn
But I am still not running out of words of my own

Everytime you pout your lips and hold my hand in the aisle
I can clearly recall how fast that makes me smile
You love to steal a kiss
Which I will surely miss

If we only met at the right time and place
Maybe we can still be happy like the old days
If it is not only this complicated
Maybe this time our hearts’ desire will be granted

How I wish to sleep and wake up next to you
Be drowned in your love and warm embrace too
How I wish to be your only one
And you, my only man

Isn’t it wonderful to be in love?
Feels like the best thing you’ll ever have
But love is not always like a fairytale
That every princess ends up wearing a veil

The truth is, it is not always a happy ending
The way you left me deeply hurting
But as much as I want to hate you
The more my heart cries out to love you
I can do nothing but let go of you
I am still thankful for once in my life I had the chance to be with you

Now is the time to say goodbye
My last glimpse in your eyes
You’ll be my best memory
The only character I will always love to remember in this sad love story.

 

It is already summer, and when it is summer BEACH is the first thing on the list. Who doesn’t love beaches? Is there anyone who hates living in the moment with just the water, sun, friends and family?

I love that kind of thing. And I guess, most of us enjoy that kind of time.

It is my very first time to be in a place outside my comfort zone. It is my very first time to go outside my country. And it is my very first to work abroad. At first, it’s really difficult but because my mom is also there, I at least feel relieved and somehow safe.

So to make the story short, I am now here in Abu Dhabi. A place far far different to the place I grew up with. But because of the familiar faces of every “kabayan” I somehow feel at home.

And because it is already summer here, who would not even dare to try the beach. One of the well know beach here in Abu Dhabi is the Corniche Beach which is just beside the road. Easy access, no hassle.

Since, it was my day off, me and cousin decided to go and swim. Girl bonding!🙂
We just went to the grocery to buy some chips then went there.

Conrniche Beach is very long and it has different gates where you can swim and relax. We decided to go to the Gate 4, there is an entrance which is 10dhs and if you want the umbrella tent it is only 25dhs. Not bad. Or if you don’t have budget, you can just stay on the sand like having a picnic.

And after that, you can now enjoy the water and the sun like we did.

Now is just the beginning of summer here so I am expecting more more beaches to visit🙂

No matter how busy we get, let’s not forget to enjoy what life has to offer. So go the beach and enjoy summer🙂 See yah!

 

I can stare at your eyes
Whole day.
Whole night.

I can see your smile
So wide.
So Pure.

I can listen to your voice
So sweet.
So firm.

I can smell your scent.
It stays.
It soothes.

I can feel your touch.
So gentle.
So calm.

I can describe you every second
No lapse.
No hush.

I can imagine you in front of me
Causing my heart beats fast
Wanting moments to last

I can do these things
I can say these words
I can do everything, everything…

But all these everything,
My everything
Well, you, my everything
Will always be in a distance

Where my feelings is in motion but hidden in disguise
Where intense affection covered in silence
Where your presence is so close yet very, very far

I can’t tell you how much, how deep
‘Cause only in a distance
I can call you mine
“Cause only in a distance
I can call you my love, my own

And only in that distance
I can just turn around…
Admit to myself how much I want you
How much I need you,
and worse how much I love you over and over again.

If i’ll write you a poem
It burns like a wildfire in the forest
Fast and quick
Won’t even have a single chance to speak

If I’ll write you a poem
It will be like a lesson in geometry
How every side, space, position and relation
resulted into destruction.

If I’ll write you a poem
It should be ended soon.
Like how fast a shooting star
Like how wishes never ever reach that far

If I’ll write you a poem
It would take your air
Like how you took away my sincerity
Like how you ruined my sanity

If I only…
If I only can write you a poem
It will be like an ice placed under the sun
Gone in a second
Forgotten a lifetime.

And if I’ll write you a poem,
I want to end it soon
Like how fast you owned my heart
And suddenly crushed into million parts.

I’m missing home.

When having a bad day, there is home. People annoys you instead of letting you breathe, making you forget what made your day a little tough.

When you are overjoyed, there is home. People celebrates with you whether there’s a treat or not.

When you are tired, there is home. People who make a fuss around you and makes you even tired.

When you are in struggle and pain, there is home. People who are just one text away and be there to share tears with you no matter how far or how late it is.

When you are feeling empty, there is home. People who are interconnected with you that slowly fills your cup again.

When you are hungry, there is home. People who cook your favorite or treat you to satisfy your hunger.

When it seems the world drags you down, there is home. People who always remind you that you are not alone.

And when you seem to forget who you are, there is home. People who sees all the bad and good in you and still choose to love you.

It is always good to be home.

And now my heart bleeds a bit that it is far from its home.

It’s been a while since my last post about my travel and adventure. Well, work is consuming too much of my time. Thank God this one happened.

Since, I’ll be leaving the country to work abroad, some of my closest friends at work decided that we have this trip. Actually this should be just an overnight which ended up to road trip and fun.

It was Saturday, February 27, 2016.

Our meeting place is in Tanay Public Market since two of my companions live somewhere in Rizal. I was with Mackie, we took a van from Starmall-Shaw, our fare was 70.00 each. We have no idea how far that place but based on the blog posts I’ve read, it was a 2 long hours drive. That hurts our butts, really!

After the waiting game in Jollibee near the market, our friends arrived.

There were already tricycle outside. Each one is offering fare, some were overpricing. You just have to be wise. Make sure your arrangement with the driver is clear if you don’t want to waste money. Since we thought, most of them were not giving fair fare, we decided to just go to San Ildefonso Church. We walked out and cross the street. While waiting for a jeepney, another tricycle driver came to us. We asked him to drive us to the church and the fare is only 10.00 from the Tanay Public Market. So we agreed!

While on the road, kuya driver asked our other destinations aside from the church and the bargain started. We agreed to pay him 1200.00 for a whole day trip with 8 local destinations.

Without further a do, we started our trip, a very long trip.

SAN ILDEFONSO PARISH

It is one of the oldest churches in Rizal and holds many religious artifacts.

(c) Mae Brimon

San Ildefonso Parish

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Inside shot of the church

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Me, Grace, Joy and Mackie taking a group picture outside the church🙂

 

PILILLA WIND FARM 

From San Ildefonso Parish, it is a 15-20 minutes drive. According to Kuya Tutoy there are54 wind mills providing electricity to the whole province of Rizal.

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If you want a souvenir you can buy these cute little wind mills. (small-150, larger:200)

REGINA RICA (Regina Rosarii Institute for Contemplation in Asia)

It is a 71 foot statue of Queen of the Holy Rosary. It serves as a 14 hectares sanctuary for Dominican sisters of Regina Rosarii.

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CALINAWAN CAVE

Calinawan cave served a stronghold of Filipino resistance fighters against colonizers. It also served a setting to many local and some international films. There is tour guide fee which is 200.00 and entrance fee of 20.00

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Entrance of the cave. 

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Posing with a face rock formation on the upper right

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Flashlights to light our selfies. It is cold inside the cave.

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If you touch this natural glitters on the rock, you need to fine 25,000. So you better watch out.

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This is on the other end of the cave. Wooh! We survived!

 

DARANAK FALLS

It is one of known destinations in Tanay. It is 15-20 minutes ride from Calinawan Cave. It opens from 8am to 5pm. If you want to rent a table, it is 200.00 and if a table cottage, 300.00

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Water is so cold. An the falls is almost 10 meters deep.

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TANAY LAKESHORE

Tanay lakeshore became our last destinations. We were too tired and badly want to get home. So we just have one photo. But according to kuya Tutoy, during sunrise and sunset is the best time of viewing. It provides a grand view of the lake and mountains.

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So, this sums upo our trip. There are still other tourist destination in rizal that you might want to visit like hiking to Mt. Daraitan and masungi Rock. You can also go swim at Daraitan River, Kinabuan falls, Mayagay and Tinipak.

If you really want a short but fun travel with your family and friends you can always run to this place it is just 2 hours away from the metro.

So til our next travel and adventure!

1You, God, are my God,
earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land    where there is no water.

2 I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.

3 Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.

4 I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.

5 I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.

6 On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night.

7 Because you are my help,  I sing in the shadow of your wings.

8 I cling to you;  your right hand upholds me.

9 Those who want to kill me will be destroyed; they will go down to the depths of the earth.

10 They will be given over to the sword and become food for jackals.

11 But the king will rejoice in God; all who swear by God will glory in him, while the mouths of liars will be silenced.

source: biblegateway.com

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