Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Crossroads and Bridges

What's wrong with jumping headlong into the unknown?
What's wrong with staying within one's comfort zone?
I see nothing (and also a lot of) wrong with either choice,
and therein lies what's wrong.
You choose to go through one,
and you forever wonder what you've missed
 from the choice you have ditched.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Macro-madness in Manabu

Went on a day hike last Sunday, and I'd enjoyed taking close up shots of the flora (and some fauna) of Mt. Manabu. Here are some:
"Like berries"

Friday, November 18, 2011

Paano Magsabi?

Pag ako naglakad palayo,
di na siguro ako lilingon.
Ano bang babalik-balikan ng isip ko?
Mababaw na alaala.

Pag ako naglakad palayo,
palagay ko, wala namang pipigil.
Wala namang magsasabing,"teka lang."
o magtatanong ng bakit.

Wala namang aasa sa aking pagbabalik.
Kaya nga madali sana ang magpaalam
pero, bakit ang hirap ng unang hakbang?
Na parang may pipigil, may magtatanong,
may lilingunin.

Wala naman.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Make Me Happy

Freeze sunrise and sunset for me--
Those times when an Artist spills his paint in the sky.
Get me a piece of the moon and some of the stars--
give me my own bright night.

Take me to the mountaintop, take me below the sea.
Take me flying above the clouds, as high as we can be.
Teach me to say I love you in strange languages of the world;
Introduce me strangers. Tell me stories yet to be told.

Give me seeds that'll bloom into flowers all within a day
bring me flowers whose colors will never fade away.
Plant me a tree that won't take a decade to grow
and would live and grow until Earth herself lets go.

Jump with me off a cliff, laugh with me while we fall
and when we hit the water, laugh with me some more.
Stay with me as I learn how to grow wings and fly
Stay with me even it's foolish (and I'm a fool) to try.

Monday, November 14, 2011


There would always be sentences that would go unread
Words that would be tossed aside without being said.
There would always be a smile that would never be returned--
but so what? Write, speak up, smile again.
The world would not run out of muses and inspiration.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Operation Solo Flight Day 5: Last Day in Davao

And here's what I did with the 8 hours I had left before my 7pm flight back to Manila:

Eden Nature Park
Packed my bag and checked-out of Green Windows Dormitel (I had a supeeer nice stay. I will be staying there again the next time I'm in Davao). I rode a jeep to Toril and got off at Mercury Drug Store. There, I rode a trike to Eden Nature Park.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Sometimes, I forget that I could not fly.
I yearn so much for the sky
that I spread my arms and expect
to be lifted off my feet.
Instead, though I have not risen a bit,
I hurtle to the ground and smash!
And I'd have to pick imaginary pieces
of an imaginary broken heart
and put them together in my mind,
along with the sad reminder:  
I cannot fly. 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Operation Solo Flight Day 4: Rediscovering Samal Island

Au's note: Finally! Found the drive to blog about my #5daysoloflightindasouth Samal Is tour. Yay.

I've been to Samal Is before with friends, but we only stayed in a beach resort and did not wander around the island. I don't know where I got the idea that Samal Is is small, but that's what I thought. Until my half day trip-- which showed me how big the island actually is, and how much there is to see aside from the beaches.

Oh. Go ahead, skip the rambling.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


"Mountaineering is a relentless pursuit. One climbs further and further yet never reaches the destination. Perhaps that is what gives it its own particular charm. One is constantly searching for something never to be found."
- Hermann Buhl