The wind one morning
carried Your voice to me;
but when I turned my head
  it was gone.

Looking up one night
a sparkling Light caught my eye;
but when I turned my head
  it was gone.

A fragrance on the breeze
enchanted both heart and mind;
but when I turned my head
  it was gone.

Until at last
the thought came to me:
  HE is gone.



We’ll Endure

If I can endure for this moment,
whatever is happening to me.
No matter how heavy my heart,
or how dark the moment may be.
If I can but keep on believing,
what I know in my heart to be true.
Then darkness will fade into morning,
and with this dawn a new day, too.

Snow Cap Mountains

When Life Hands You Lemons

… Why not make Strawberry Lemonades, or better yet, a Lemon Merigue Pie. Believe me, it’s easier said than done. But then again, we have had enough. Wasting time wallowing in our sorrows and distress. That we thought, a family outing wouldn’t be such a bad idea. The next thing we know, Mom and Dad Aldo surprised us for a week end in Monterey. They bought tickets for the Bay Aquarium and reservations down Bubba Gumps for lunch. And later in the day, we walked along Asilomar Beach and watch the sun set on the horizon. It was absolutely beautiful! And what made it best, are the people I am with. We laugh and shared stories as if it was our last day on earth. Now, who cares for lemons?

Asilomar Beach

Change Is Good

Change has a bad reputation in our society. But it isn’t all bad, not by any means. In fact, change is necessary in life — to keep us moving, to keep us growing, to keep us interested. Just imagine life without change. It would be static, boring, and dull. 

Now, how do you like the change I did?

The Unruly Look

Gotta Have Faith

These past couple weeks have been truly awful. From my Mom’s diagnosis of Stage III Breast Cancer, to losing the home that I’ve invested two darn years of hard labour. Add to that my life’s savings that’s going down the drain. Truly, it’s been down pouring defeat, misfortune, disasters and adversities. But I couldn’t find myself crying in  despair or wallowing in bad fate, my family needs me now more than ever. F*ck my pride and the tangible possessions I am about to lose! Our focus now should be Mom and her battle with breast cancer. I’d like to give the very last drop of strength and hope I have left, on someone who truly needs it.

Monday morning, Mom and I went to her Oncologist and Surgeon appointment. I was finally able to convince her to pursue possible surgery, chemotherapy or radiation treatment. Our conversation with both doctors went well, and I finally discovered the severity of my mother’s illness. I think I understand now, why she kept it a secret for sometime now. Guess she didn’t want us crying at her expense, and wanted to spare us from the pain of her current health condition.

It has been one hell of an emotional roller coaster for me and the family. And thank heavens, we are still alive and kicking ass. We are continously praying for divine healing, that the Lord would show mercy upon us. Things are tight and our hearts, feeble from time to time. But I know that things can only get better from here. For as long as we have faith…

Never Give Up

The eagle like the mighty phoenix
emerges from the ashes
bruised, but not beaten
stronger than ever
Out of the rubble of destruction
Seeds of hope
Stories of courage
Heroes emerge