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    Thoughts & Poetry

    Not Mine to Keep

    I lost my iPhone a few months back, but I recently opened my iCloud account and found that I have written quite a few lines on my lost phone’s notepad, so I decided to create a small blog project about them. In the next few days, I’ll be posting my forgotten poetries. Allow me to start with this one from last year, December 15th.  He has disappeared into someone else’s life He now has a house, a car A girl he calls his wife Heard he also just had a kid last night He has disappeared into someone else’s life I know, it sucks a lot But it’s not as…

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    Nutritious Pregnancy Tea to Avoid Risk during Pregnancy

    Nowadays, most pregnant women wonder about their pregnancy period because it is really crucial to choose the right diet and eating habits, especially when they have doubts about whether tea is safe or not. Of course, tea contains polyphenols that play an important role in protecting the heart and antioxidants. In addition to this, herbal teas may lower one’s risk of developing cancer as well as protects one from different health issues. Apart from that, it contains other nutrients that automatically boost one’s immune system. In general, herbs offer a great number of health benefits as well as provide you with additional vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals. However, teas are designed…

  • Thoughts & Poetry

    Dreams & New Beginnings

    I have long since buried whatever dreams I might have had when I was a lot younger. Over the past few years, I’ve come to the decision that I’ll just live alone in a small cottage surrounded by a vegetable garden, chickens, cats, and a dog while I sip coffee by my window, reading a book, as an age-old record blasts from a cracky record player. But the events that transpired over the past year made me realize a dream bigger than that… I have written about it so many times before thinking that it will never come. But… it finally happened. In that house I dreamed about, where my…

  • Thoughts & Poetry

    Home

    The world had to be cruel for me to appreciate you. Though the life I’ve lived over the years taught me to be scared of having someone like you, I couldn’t deny that yours is the kind of love I have always prayed for. I am not a religious person, but I prayed for this. I prayed for you. Ours is a love that does not invalidate each other’s past; it does not judge, nor does it criticize the person we were before today. In you, I have found a genuine friend, a partner, beyond the budding romance. A friendship I never thought possible to have and a love I…

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    Listen to Haruki Murakami

    “Music is an indispensable part of my life. Whenever I write a novel, music just sort of naturally slips in…” Haruki Murakami A festival hosted by Japan Foundation Manila and the Japanese embassy, along with music/literature culture specialist, Jun-ichi Konuma, dedicated to the world-renowned Japanese author, Haruki Murakami, was held in various parts of Metro Manila since last February 27th. Last night, Friday, March 23rd, I was able to catch the last part of the festival which was Listen to Haruki Murakami – a concert with a repertoire of some of the music frequently cited in his novels. It was the best Friday night decision I’ve made in a long…

  • Thoughts & Poetry

    Cigarettes and Airplanes

    You light up a cigarette As the dawn breaks You sat there Staring out to nowhere I could only wonder What’s going on in your head   This view of you Isn’t all too new You’ve sat there before As I lie on the floor   This isn’t new at all We’ve been through this Countless of times I don’t even remember When this view Didn’t ring goodbye   As the scent and smoke Filled the morning air I got up and packed your things away   You said you love me Yes, I know But only ‘Till you catch that plane again

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    Thoughts & Poetry

    Dear Chef… – An Open Letter

    How true were your words when you told me you’re not with anyone? I just really want to know. I’m a woman with issues on trust, I’m not the type to be played, I don’t like wasting time like that. So please, I’m begging you if you’re not sincere with your intentions just forget about me. Forget about whatever we talked about and let’s just live our lives the way we intended to before you swooped in out of nowhere trying to play me. I can’t fall in love. Not with you, at least. I can just walk around picking up pieces of broken hearts for the rest of my life,…

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    Thoughts & Poetry

    I’m Sorry, I’m Trying

    I went on for years telling people, telling myself, that I don’t believe in love anymore when it was people that I meant. I don’t believe in being swept off my feet, I don’t believe in expensive weddings, and I don’t want to have a family of my own. Today, I finally admitted to myself after a long battle with my personal demons that I do want those things. Yet, despite my bravery in admitting that, I still fall short on trust. Recently, a close friend who’s abroad and who has been trying to hit on me several times over the years joked bluntly that we should just get married.…

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    Paradizoo: Power Of Three Promotes – Free Agri-Education

    Mendez, Cavite– Paradizoo, one of Zoomanity Group parks, re-unfolds Power of Three (floral, vegetable and agri-livestock festival), from January to March 2018. This event aims to promote inclusive growth in the field of Agriculture, inviting over 20,000 students, farmers and other public and private sectors to focus and understand the benefits of growing agricultural sector in our country. Paradizoo recently opened a Learning Institute accredited by DA-ATI. For the Power of Three, Paradizoo will offer free seminars on flower, vegetable, and livestock care will be given by different well-known educators and speakers of Agriculture sector. Paradizoo also launched its newest project, latest state of the art Greenhouses in partnership with…

  • Thoughts & Poetry

    Feliz Año Nuevo 2018!

    Happy New Year! WARNING: Extremely long and text heavy post ahead! The holidays proved to be quite a challenge for not only did I spend it (almost) all by myself but also because work has somehow taken over the time I wish I could have spent with my second family, my best friends. Although the last two weeks consisted of terribly busy work weeks, it was also filled with parties (No, I did not attend the office Christmas party again this year.) with friends and some work friends from out of town. I would have liked to recount each party and post photos and description for each event but I…