Lights from boats faraway glimmering. Waves gently crashing the shore. The stars twinkling. The moon casting an ethereal glow in her eyes.
Everything still seems surreal.
He still can't believe that she's now beside him.
It's been a long time since they last saw each other, but today is specially different. Nothing else matters, only her presence.

They decided to take a walk along the beach.

Barefeet. Holding hands. Laughing. Everything is perfect. She is perfect. And he feels perfect.

Along they walk. Savoring this rare moment that they have. Making up for all those times missed each other.

It's now late at night, but neither couldn't care less.

Deciding to sit on the shore, they stoppped and looked for a nice spot. there they cuddled.
Neither wanting to break the magic of the moment.

The waves gently spraying them. The stars look down on them. The moon is at its peak. The air is crisp. The sand felt cold on their feet.
They hugged each other tightly. Her head on his shoulders. His other arm around her shoulders while stroking her hair gently.
She looked up at him, her eyes glowing.

"I love you" she whispers.
"I love you, too. And that's the only thing that matters. Nothing else does."

He kissed her hair. And she took his hand and gently squeezed it.

And for a second there, they thought it's real. That nothing else matters.

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Got naked on Wednesday, September 27, 2006
4:54 PM

Look Around

Wow. It's been silent here for since I-don't- know-when. School kept me busy these past few weeks and well, it still is keeping me busy, but this time it wont keep me from posting for a while. I just have to get away from all those lesson plans and stuff. Just have to take a break.

Anyway, let me just show you something. Please observe carefully.

I got this e-mail from my father. It really is heart-shattering. This photo taken during a Sudan famine in 1994 won a Pulitzer Prize. this picture depicts a famine-stricken child who's crawling towards a United Nations food camp -- located a KILOMETER away. Take a look at that vulture behind this child. Guess what? It's just waiting for the child to die so it can eat him.

Shocking indeed. Nobody knows what happened to the child. Not even the photographer who took this. I was furious at the photographer when I read this. Why, despite his ability to help, did he just left this child who badly needs him?

Kevin Carter, the photographer, left the child after taking a photo of him. Three months after this incident, he committed suicide due to depression. And this was found in his diary:

Dear God, I promise I will never waste my food
no matter how bad it can taste and how full I may be. I pray that He will
protect this little boy, guide and deliver him away from his misery. I pray
we will be more sensitive towards the world around us and not be
blinded by our own selfish nature and interests.

I hope that this will serve as an eye-opener for all of us. That we, despite the current state of our country, is still blessed enough. Let's always be thankful for what we have. As youth, we keep whining over simple things that we think are very important, forgetting that the world is bigger than us. Let's not take for granted the simplest of things that we now enjoy.

Right now, if you'll ask what I'm thinking, I believe that if only Kevin Carter helped the child, both of them will be alive...if only he let his conscience rule over his..i don't know.. fears, maybe?

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Got naked on Sunday, September 24, 2006
11:25 AM

Ladies and Gentlemen

Here's a poem by Nancy R. Smith

For Every Woman...

For every woman who is tired of acting weak when she knows she is strong;
There is a man who is tired of appearing strong when he feels vulnerable.

For every woman who is tired of acting dumb;
There is a man who is burdened with the responsibility of 'knowing everything'.

For every women who is tired of being called an 'emotional female';
There is a man who is denied the right to weep and be gentle.

For every woman who is called unfeminine when she competes;
There is a man for whom competition is the only way to prove he is masculine.

For every woman who is tired of being a sex object;
There is a man who must worry about his potency.

For every woman who feels 'tied down' by her children;
There is a man who is denied the full pleasure of parenthood.

For every woman who is denied meaningful employment and equal pay;
There is a man who must bear the financial responsibility for another human being.

For every woman who was not taught the intricacies of an automobile;
There is a man who was not taught the satisfaction of cooking.

For every woman who takes a step towards her own liberation;
There is a man who finds that the way to freedom has been made a little easier.


Don't see me as an anti-feminist's just that sometimes, we forget that not only females face problems and are accused of weaknesses. Each of us have them. Let's just be reminded that no matter what the sex is, we could find ways of dealing with whatever would come our way.

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Got naked on Saturday, September 09, 2006
9:15 PM

That Day

Situation 1: Flood in a flash...hindi sya flashflood, pero grabe, saglit lang umulan eh baha na agad sa manila. nung tuesday nga muntik na kami ma-stranded ni phoebe xe sobrang baha talaga sa manila, tas kaninang umaga, nakakatakot tingnan ung dinadaanan nung bus dahil grabe nga ung baha. Ang daming part ng taft na nagbabaha, tas ung iba, nagtanggal na ng sandals or rubber shoes, tas aun, sugod sa baha na halos 1 ft. din ung taas. Ung iba pinagkakitaan na ung baha, babayaran sila dahil sa effort nila na mag-lagay ng mga bricks or nung monoblock para daanan nung mga tao, iba naman pedicab ung diskarte. Hindi lang malalim ung baha, it smells awful. Talaga, kahit naka-aircon ka na, walang takas sa amoy na un. Mga baha talaga eh dun sa may PWU, PCU, Pedro Gil, sa UN medyo lang...good news is walang baha sa Ayala boulevard. buti na lang..kinakabahan na xe ko habang nasa bus..iniicp na diskarteng gagawin para di mabasa ng baha na un..pero buti na lang talaga hindi nga nagbaha. Aun.

Situation 2: Di kami natuloy ni Ralph mag-lunch xe may kailangan pa silang hintayin tas papasok pa xa sa skul. Oo disaster na din un.

Situation 3: c kuya commentator ng basketball sa PNU. Aus mag-comment, nakakatawa. Kaya lang eto hirit nya habang sinu-SUBTRACT ung scores para malaman nya kung ilan ung lamang nung isang team: carry one. gets?

Situation 4: Na-out of balance ako pag-sakay ko sa jeep. Ewan ko kung bakit. nakakahiya tuloy.

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Got naked on Wednesday, September 06, 2006
8:47 PM