Sunday, June 29, 2008

Quotable Quotes

Watching movies was my favorite pastime when I was still single. Usually, every weekend, I went to the mall just to watch a movie, be it alone or with a date. And in every movie, I can always get a good line or phrases. After I got married and gave birth, Superman and Kung Fu Panda were the only movies that I was able to watch…sigh. Anyways, listed below were the movies with memorable quotes or lines.


“A child without a father is like a house without a roof”

This is a story about a young but poor Vietnamese woman whose life was controlled by her mother. She later met an American G.I., portrayed by Tommy Lee Jones, and married him. He brought her to the U.S. thus, leaving poverty and woes behind. However, their marriage became shaky and eventually led to divorce. But Tommy Lee committed suicide. The young Vietnamese was then told this phrase when she consulted a Chinese spiritual adviser.


This movie became memorable to me when Hawkeye (played by Daniel Day-Lewis) told this line to Cora (played by the beautiful Madeleine Stowe):
Hawkeye to Cora: "No, you submit, do you hear? You be strong, you stay alive, no matter what occurs! I will find you. No matter how long it takes, no matter how far, I will find you. I will find you!"


Show Me the Money! – (shouted repeatedly in a phone exchange between Rod Tidwell and Jerry Maguire) – played by Cuba Gooding & Tom Cruise

And who would ever forget this line?

Jerry: Hello. Hello. I'm looking for my wife.

(Dorothy looks up stunned, and looks quite apprehensive)

Jerry: Wait. Okay, okay. Okay. If this is where it has to happen, then this is where it has to happen. I'm not letting you get rid of me. How about that? This used to be my specialty. You know, I was good in the living room. They'd send me in there, I'd do it alone. And now I just... I don't know. But tonight, our little project, our company, had a very big night. A very, very big night. But it wasn't complete, wasn't nearly close to being in the same vicinity as complete, because I couldn't share it with you. I couldn't hear your voice, or laugh about it with you. I missed my wife. We live in a cynical world, a cynical, cynical world, and we work in a business of tough competitors. I love you. You complete me. And if I just had...

Dorothy: Shut up. Just shut up.....You had me at hello. You had me at hello.


Jack , I want you to draw me like one of your French girls , wearing this , wearing only this. – Rose to Jack portrayed by Kate Winslet & Leonardo di Caprio


A person's a person, no matter how small


Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift—that is why we call it the present – Master Oogway to Po

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (The Classic of All Time)

So it shall be written, so it shall be done

Thursday, June 19, 2008

My girl...growing up

School just started and I can’t believe that my baby Chloe is now in Kinder 1. How time flies so fast because the baby I used to carry is turning 5 years old next month. Recently, there are so many changes I’ve noticed in her. Unlike last year when she was in Nursery, she had so many fears and one of them was her fear of dark places. This time, I am so glad that she had surpassed it. Last weekend, we tried bringing her to a movie house where we watched Kung Fu Panda. The movie was so kid-friendly and even adults like us, Chloe’s mom & dad, enjoyed the movie and had a full laugh out of it. However, at first, I was concerned how Chloe would reacted as we entered the dark room but she seem to be enjoying and even blurted out “Wow” so loud that we have to tell her to lower her voice. She was also examining her surroundings, looking what was under her seat that I have to explain to her what she was seeing. Anyway, we all had a good time inside the movie house and my little girl is already looking forward on what movie she will watch next.

Another fear that seemed to vanish was her fear of odd objects, especially ugly objects. Before, she could not even look or touch a toy snake but now, she loves picking it up. Halloween party last year was almost a disaster because she didn’t like her classmates’ witch costume & all, but now, she’s already looking forward on their Halloween costume party. She kept on reminding me to buy her a costume of Ursula, the Sea witch in Ariel the Little Mermaid. She wanted to be an octopus with plenty of tentacles. And I don’t know where would I ever find that! Well, things really change. I just hope that everything slows down a little bit. But hey! The world is evolving, time is running and everything is growing so I might as well enjoy every moment of it especially my time with my little angel Chloe.

Picture Perfect

These pictures I posted were taken last year, March 23, 2007, to be exact. It was the wedding of my older brother and my sister in law.

I SO LOVE this picture not only because my little Chloe was on it but of how it was taken. I commend the photographer for coming up with a pose so unique. If anyone had no inkling about it, people would think that these pair were mother and daughter looking lovingly to each other. But my little Chloe loved every minute of their photo op especially with her Tita Bogie.

I like the silhouette effect that served as their background. It created a dramatic effect and a sense of tranquility and the result was amazing. I was even hoping to have these pictures published to any wedding magazine but I don't know where and how. So meantime, I will just use my blog to post their picture perfect pose.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

How Long?

I cried not because I lose you,
I cried because I’ll be missing you.
You may have gone somewhere
But I know in God’s time
we’ll see each other again
our paths shall cross again
hold our hands and never part
embrace so tight like there’s no end.

But when that time comes
will you still know me?
will you still remember my name
and recognize my face?
will you still run your fingers on my hair?
will you say you love me still
like the last time I hear you say
before you left?

I can’t believe you’re already there and I’m still here…
How long will I wait to see you?
How long will I live to be with you?
I know I shall wait,
I know I shall be patient.
In His time it shall happen
It may not be today or tomorrow
But in His time, I shall wait.
I hope it’ll be soon.

A poem for my dad
3/5/01 4:12 p.m.

Remembering Dad on Father's Day

It’s been 7 years since my dad passed away. But it seems it was just yesterday since I last saw him. He died of cancer. It was a terrible ordeal not just for him but for us, his family, too. He was 51 years old. He would have turned 52 July that year had he not passed away in February. Yeah, he was still young. It was supposedly the peak year of his life. He never even saw me and my brothers got married. He did not even see his granddaughter born. He retired from his work after 30 years because he got this Big C. Too bad! He worked his ass out just to get sick. It was so unfair….But who said life is fair anyway?

My dad was a great man. He was a great dad. Being the youngest and only girl in our family, I was tagged as Daddy’s girl. But for me, in my eyes, he cared a lot not only for me but for my brods as well. Among the 3 of us, I was very vocal to say what I wanted to say to him. And being the only girl, and youngest, too, of course he was extra cautious in everything that I do or might happen to me. Unlike my brothers, he felt that they could take care of themselves or they have nothing to lose or some kind to that effect…

One time, I had issues about myself. I can’t seem to recall what transpired then. I remember I was too depressed and when I talked to him over the phone, I was wailing over some nonsense issues, sobbing and crying my heart out. Not thoroughly comforted, I drank the whole grande of pilsen beer. My brothers were actually arguing the following day of who drank the whole thing, and neither of them admitted that they had it. And neither of them believed that I did it, too, hehe. Anyway, when my dad traveled back home, he gave to me his acoustic guitar to keep me company. He told me to take good care of it and just play it when I feel lonely. Until now, the guitar’s with me and even the strings were not replaced yet. I do use it not only when I feel down but even when I’m in good mood.

There were so many wonderful things to say about him. But meantime, I’ll just say a little. It’s father’s day and I want to give extra thought of him on this very special day. And I would like to share to you the one of the poems I made for him when he died titled "How Long?" I'll just publish the rest soon...

Monday, June 9, 2008

Wakwak Society

I already wrote about my friends in my previous blog. Now, I made a collage just for them. It is thru these pictures that I’m reminded about their friendship and not to forget the fun times we had together, too. I also added some funny videos for you to view...

Girls just wanna have fun

Naay nasalaag ani na pic ---------------> with yanni

Pinning Ceremony

Graduation Day



Party all night....Sleep all day...The Lost Girls, hehehe...

And the fun continues....(mga babaeng nawawala sa sarili)

Las Masculadas
Left view, right view, front view... The poolside nurses

Yanni year 2004---

On Dreams And Ambitions

Sitting on a swivel chair
Staring blankly in an open air
Feeling down, without a sound
I see myself, much below the ground.

With poignant feeling
Yet with no mood swings,
Doesn’t really know,
On what to do.
Wishing for glitters,
But came only blisters
Of yesterdays sorrow
And today’s despair.

What would tomorrow be?
If I can’t maneuver the wheel?
Of aiming for the better
Without much trouble.

Should I turn out to be?
Like anybody else?
Or will I only remain
Trapped within my shelf?

Will I always conceal?
And remain running
On the same wheel?
Or shall I now reveal
Of what’s beyond the mind
On the face without a trace?

I stand, I walk
I look, I see
Opened my mouth
But without a word
Talk on the mind
But without a sound.

Perhaps I’ll remain
But it’s not what I aim.
One of these days

I wish to conquer
All my ambitions
I wish to climb.

I will not stop
I shall be on top.
My lips now may be shut,
But my mind’s playing
Now to start.

One day soon
I shall conquer,
One day soon
I shall capture,
I shall soar,
I shall succeed.
And with God’s help
I’ll find my way.


Only You

I never thought I will come to know you,
I never thought we would meet,
Never expect our path will cross,
Nor even think someday I'll end up with you.

Time, I cannot say it is
That love I would feel such as this...
Happiness, I can say when I found you
For great is the love, to me that you show.

Now that we're in each other's arms
I never wish to let you go
Coz everything I dream is found in you,
And hoping what you feel is the same as I do.

You never really knew how much I love you,
It doesn't matter as long as my heart knows it's true.
You never once hear me say I want you
But you must know that each day, with me, I need you.

You told me forever you'll stay true,
And I would say I'll be loyal, too.
And as long as we remain together
I will love only you forever.


For My Friend

I thought my own shadow is the only one I’ve got,
I thought life is alright if living on my own,
I thought my own self is just what I need,
Not when heaven sent me what I need the most,
A friend that is you.

You really are a friend I’ll cherish all year thru,
For you’ve painted my life to red from blue.
A friend that is rare to find and as priceless as a jewel,
A friend that is wonderful and worth dying for.

None can dare take your friendship away from me,
Not even death can stop me in continuing loving you.
No one can ever break the bond that we built,
Unless it’s God’s will to take you away from me.

Now as I end this poem, I want you to know,
I’m proud to say that you’re a friend of mine.
And never will I try to expect anything from you,
For it’s enough for me to say I found a friend in you.


Sunday, June 1, 2008


YOU - - -

Never before I’ve met such as you
Never had the feeling I felt before
Never thought I would finally notice you,
And fell in love with you.

Never had I dream of you for me
Never did I wish to see you more each day
Never did I try to make me like you
But it turned out the other way.

HIM - - -

Right by my sight he came
Heart beats so fast whenever I see him.
Eyes couldn’t look straightly in his,
Think love is on the air.

Whenever he’s near me I’m not just the same
Whenever he stared at me I felt like I could melt
Whenever he calls my name I seemed to hear the sweetest voice,
I guess I’m in love with him, too.

Why both of you came at the same time?
Why did you make me feel confuse?
Don’t you know you put me in chaos?
For both of you are so special to me.

I feel happy when You’re around,
I feel sad when I couldn’t see Him.
Security do I feel when You’re beside me,
Loneliness, I feel when He’s not with me.

Maybe I’ll just have to wait,
For my feelings to remain
For time to tell who the right person is for me,
Will it be YOU?...

or HIM?

Oct 94

To Someone

Sharing to you my unpublished poems I wrote years ago. Take note of the dates. It dawned unto me that I was a hopeless-romantic kind of person during my late teens or early twenties. I wrote several poems but I’ll just publish a few here. It was an old hobby of mine. Sometimes, I woke up in the middle of the night and scribble something on my notes. Or sometimes, I love writing anything under the sun if I was in one of my moods.


Please understand why it had to be that way,
Why I cannot give the thing you asked from me,
Why I cannot accept the thing you offered to me.
You’re only a friend, you must know,
No other thing I can show,
And the love you seek for me I cannot give,
And knowing all these, I hope you’ll continue to live.

You can’t blame me for this,
For I never hope that someday you and me,
Together, forever we will be.

I hope you can find someone new,
Who will love you and love in return.
Someone who really cares, and
Someone who is right enough for you.

What’s my decision for you is clear
And nothing can change that, I hope you hear.
Wishing only the best in you,
And I will pray in whatever you do.