Imperfect heart

Meet my older sister Mia. She is 26 years old, has the body of a 10 year old, a mind of 12 year old, and a heart and face of an angel. She gave me an imperfect cut-out heart from a red paper last valentine…and it was the most perfect gift in the world. I love her dearly.

Imperfect heart

She made me an imperfect heart
With her shaky hands she traced its shape
She cut it out more or less
And then waited until I came

She said, “Happy Valentine’s day”
With her loving smile and gaze
Her tiny hands she opened gladly
And to me her imperfect heart she gave.


Light from a broken heart

A view of the Loboc River in Bohol Philippines taken last November 2010. There’s something melancholic and peaceful and hopeful about it. Just like the poem I wrote for a broken hearted girl last February 2011. (OR I’m just imagining the connections. Oh well. ^^)

Light from a broken heart


Her broken heart lets the goodness shine through from within

She’s wounded and sorrowed and the pain sips in

Like an assault to her muscles, she can’t even form a smile

Her senses are failing her, it’s been like this for a while.


But her broken heart lets the goodness shine through from within

Despite the turmoil inside her dignity is so striking, and it’s blinding.

I’ve often wondered how a broken glass manages to stay pretty still.

Now I know that to break is not to waste but to renew and reveal.


From a broken heart that lets the goodness shine through from within,

Her radiant soul is showering the people around her with love

And she proves them wrong when they say she can’t love anymore

Because she can, she does, and she will, forevermore.

An ode to him, a Poem for you

One of our shots in our dramatic (right? right?) engagement photo shoot last April 2011. I’ll be sharing more soon, hopefully ^__^
Photography by Aaron Medina

Oh speak no more

be still and hear

even the wind

whispers my dear

Time and again

your love i feel

unfeigned it is

at times surreal

Worry never

I’ll be hither

tide or thunder

come whatever

Words won’t suffice

my thoughts are much

but please do know

my end for such

long twisted rhyme

is just to buy

your precious time

to let you know

that you are loved

and that I praise

my God above

I ceased to wait

left all to faith

and now you’re here

can’t help but say

God is just great…just great =)

*Made this around March last year, around the time I was contemplating on how blessed  I am to have found a wonderful wonderful man. He proposed April of the same year. We got married this June and we’re expecting our first child May next year. What a keeper. 

On “To Do” Lists

Image taken from here:

I’ve got quite a lot of “To do” things in life which are earning cobwebs in the PENDING status. There are just soooo many stuff to do and there seems to be so little time, all the time.

Since I am gonna be a pretty preggy mom (I already am but I mean really preggy) in no time, I think I need to keep track of things in life I need to accomplish before the time to stay-in-bed-the-whole-day-cause-you’re-so-pregnant comes. >_< So here they are:

1. Start a side business – I’ve stumbled upon this cool article once and I got really inspired to ACTUALLY (because I have always dreamed of it) start our own business and earn from being creative and busy not doing something for somebody. Plus, I cannot stay in the corporate world forever, especially when my little one comes out. I have to be a mom. A working-at-home-but-purely-hands-on MOM.

2. Decorate (and regularly CLEAN) our new home – Perhaps this is the neat freak/designer voice in me saying “What kind of a house is that?” every single day I open my eyes and see my home. As newlyweds we’ve rented this new apartment starting around mid-June this year and I haven’t had much progress since then. Sometimes I blame it on lack (money, time, helper, kick) or on presence (baby in tummy, mood, distracting husband! haha!) of things. But hey! It’s just decorating and cleaning. It’s not earning a million in a week. I can do this. Good thing I always get inspired when I visit a favorite blog. She’s also busy decorating her new home but unlike me, she is actually making it happen.

3.  Resume journal writing and creating literature – I was on fire when we were dating. I would create poems every week. And then we got engaged. And then we started planning our wedding : that’s when I stopped writing. I stopped writing letters, poems, journal entries. I just stopped and lived and didn’t record. There was just so many things happening I couldn’t sit down and gather all my wits to put  all the wonderful things in writing. Perhaps that’s one of the reasons why I started this blog. So I could write like crazy again. I miss my old writer self. I actually prefer pen and paper. But since I am in front of the computer most of the day,  I guess this would suffice…for now. While I don’t plan to make this a journal, I do plan to publish poems every now and  then here ^__^ (just thinking about it makes me excited) A baby is coming, and just the word “baby” brings me to the world of words on a whim.

So there you go. I’ll start small, just three main things TO DO.  My boss always tells me to do that: Start small. I guess he’s right since he’s successful in business and all. So I will. I think I have to have a schedule, so I’ll add that here some time. And I will move up and add more. And live more and more.

Pang ilan?

Pang ilang blog ko na nga ba ito?

Hindi ko matandaan.

Datapwa’t ang aking alam…

Itong isang ito hinding hindi mapaparam.

O baka akala ko lang.

This is an old picture of me and my friend in a beach in Bohol, Philippines last 2009 (If I remember it correctly). The picture says a thousand words and brings a thousand memories and feelings: the very same things I want this blog to do.

eternity is my theme. writing, my release. reading, my pleasure. and living, my purpose.