Song of a Fallen Migratory Bird

migratory bird

All alone am I
Ever since your goodbye
With just the beat of my heart
Ever since we’ve been apart

All alone am I
With only just a sigh
For all the happy moments
Of togetherness and sentiments

All alone am I
From the time you came by
I’ve never seen such a nice blend
That I thought would never end

All alone am I
In the blink of an eye
I realize you are now too far
And out of reach like a distant star

All alone am I
No use praying on high
For one that can’t be mine
No matter what I put on the line

All alone am I
Is all I can sigh
I’d better live with the knife
Without you in my life

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Descent. Yes. This leads me to one of my favorite mountain resorts, Camp Anatolia, in the town of Midsayap, North Cotabato.

Here are the steps that descend to the deep cool pool.

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I love to indulge here in this cool mountain resort.

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Photo Challenge: Cover Art

This is the cover of my grand-daughter’s photo album. She will be two years old on November 6, 2014. The album will be displayed for guests to see on that big day.

Just to give you a glimpse of what’s inside this photo album:

She shows us the proper way to eat spaghetti.

She is nicknamed “Drew” because she thinks that she is another Drew Barrymore :)

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Signs. Yes. And I want this sign to pass the strongest message ever unto you, to me and to all of us.

1. Causes of Climate Change


1.1 burning of fossil fuels

factory emissions

1.2 Forest Fires

forest fire

2. Effects:

2.1 global warming


2.2 coral bleaching

coral bleaching

2.3 melting of the polar ice caps

melting ice caps

And a lot more.

Probably, there is nothing or very little, that we can do for causes of climate change which are due to natural causes such as volcanic eruption, tilting of the earth’s axis, erratic earth’s orbital plane and the sun’s behavior.

But, please. For causes which are man-made like unabated burning of fossil fuels, forest fires, slash-and-burn agriculture, improper disposal of liquid and solid wastes, cutting of trees and destruction of the ecosystems.. let us do something about it.

The race to save our world from the catastrophic effect of global warming against those who continue to contribute to the destruction of the ozone layer is, by far, the biggest game that homo sapiens have to engage. While we are badly losing this race, more than 90% of the world’s population are unmindful of this reality.

When do we act? Maybe when we already experience hardness of breathing due to scarcity of oxygen from the air that we breathe.

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Photo Challenge: Endurance

Endurance: the ability to stay put; the will to survive or nature’s way of preserving itself.

Here is an edifice in our hometown that has endured for more than two centuries now.

Fort Cotabato



This is the Spanish stone fort that was built in about the year 1800. It was used by the Spaniards as a command post and launching pad for their operations to subdue the Moros (who now proudly call themselves Bangsamoro) of Mindanao. Unfortunately, this was the only one of three major Islands of the Philippines (Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao) which was not ruled at will by the Spanish colonizers.

When the Americans arrived here on Dec. 11, 1899 (as you can see on the scribbled note), they used the fortress for the same purpose. But then again, the brave Moros of Mindanao stood up to defend their homeland. They have mastered the art of ‘hit and run’ type of guerilla warfare to inflict body counts against the enemy with superior weaponry.

The Moros, now the proud Bangsamoro, showed their ability to endure superior forces because they were fired up by a more superior love for their homeland which they would never give up to foreign dominion and control.

What a way for this stone fort and the Bangsamoro to show ENDURANCE!

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Photo Challenge: Humanity

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Humanity. And its many dimensions. It's probably the most interesting subject any print, broadcast and the social media can have.

Here is my own share of a human story.

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I was among a three-member Board of Judges for a cultural show in our hometown, and as usual, we were served with delicious foods more than we can consume. After eating, a man approached me and asked if he can take the left-overs for his pet cats and dogs. Realizing that there were many left-overs I looked around and saw these dirty hungry children. I said to the man: “you may collect the left-overs later”.

I approached the children, washed their hands and led them to the food table. I realized how hungry they were by the way they gobbled up the foods in no time at all. I enjoyed the sight. It was so touching, wonderful, fulfilling seeing those kids feed on food which they may have only tasted for the first time.

From that time on, I said to myself: “while I love my pet dogs and cats, the hungry children shall be fed first. There will always be leftovers anyway”.

Afterwards, I rushed to the bathroom to hide the fact that I had to wipe some tears I didn’t know they had sympathized with me. Thank you Lord for giving me this one golden opportunity to make me feel I was so human.

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Photo Challenge: Dialogue

“For this week’s challenge, bring together two of your photos into dialogue. What do they say to each other?”

These are two polo shirts I designed for our search and rescue team. What do they tell each other? Definitely, one is telling the other: “I am better than you”. Now, you be the judge.


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