Monthly Archives: September 2013

A Filipina Makes History, Wins Miss World 2013

And the winner is…. Miss Philippines! Megan Young, Miss Philippines 2013, was crowned Miss World at the competition on Saturday night (Sept. 28, 2013). The contest has faced many obstacles this year, including a mystery contestant, protests, and calls for … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated

“This week, show us a photo of whatever you’d like, but make sure it’s saturated. It can be black and white, a single color, a few hues, or a complete rainbow riot; just make sure it’s rich and powerful. Let’s … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns

“From lines to patterns. We see lines and patterns in the world around us, in nature and things man-made. Sometimes we don’t realize they’re there: on the street, across the walls, up in the sky, and along the ground on … Continue reading

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A Poem For A Retiree

(A co-worker, Ms. Emma Dimna Bondoc, is due for retirement on October 2 this year. We both work with the municipal government of Pikit, North Cotabato, Philippines. She personally requested me to deliver the opening remarks, during the testimonial program, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

“This week, share what you see on the inside. It could be something literally inside, like these birds in the rebar or the inside of your home or favorite hideaway. If you’d like, go in a personal direction — share … Continue reading

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Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams Bagged 2013 US Open Tennis Trophy

Tennis will always be my game and an exciting one at this point in my life. Yesterday (Sept. 9) and today (Sept. 10) I watched both the women and men’s finals. This was the first time in any major tournament … Continue reading

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Two Three-Stanza Poems for Terry

These two poems are actually comments I made on Terry Shepherd’s blog terry1954. I consider myself so “engaged” to Terry and her blog since I had known her through a blogger friend- our mutual friend, especially after I had known her … Continue reading

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