Sunday, September 16, 2012

Cosmos


Wensha Spa, Pasay City

You are a "cosmos of the universe".
I am a cosmos of the universe.
Each one of us is a cosmos of the universe.
Each one of us constitutes a point in the galaxy.
A point that may have meaning as cells in the human body.
A point that may be insignificant because everyone is apathetic.
A point of indifference.
A point of love.
A point of care.
Whatever your point means to you,
Whatever my point means to me,
You are a cosmos of this universe.
I am a cosmos of this universe.

As that cosmos of individuality,
You search from freedom.
I search for freedom.
You let your soul fly.
I let my soul fly.
You search for your own self.
I search for my own self.
I search for destiny.
You too search for your own destiny.
Where do we go as physical cosmoses?
Where do you go?
Where do I go?
We share things in common.
You look for things that will make you happy.
I look for things in simplicity.
I should value the common things around me.
I work, I walk, I talk.
I love, I care, I live, I die.
I go to public places.
I hate public places.
I observe, I kneel, I beg, I weep.
I see you. I saw you. I see many you.
Parks, churches, malls, restaurants.
I go there. I see you there.

Church.
I look back, sideways and affront.
I see families – a mother, a father, children.
Complete.
The cosmos of the universe is alone.
The cosmos is I.


Malls.
Privately owned for public.
What do I see there? Families.
A father, a mother, children.
Complete.
The cosmos of the universe is alone.
The cosmos is I.

Restaurants.
A place to dine.
A place to have fun.
A place for the family.
A father, a mother, children.
Complete.
I just fill my gut there.
The cosmos of the universe is alone.
The cosmos is I.

Parks.
Packed with lovers.
Families too on daytime holidays.
More often, lovers.
Lovers whom I do not know if they are true.
I don’t care.
Nevertheless, the cosmos of the universe is still alone.
The cosmos is I.

Museums.
Museums are best for families.
Father, mother, children.
Complete.
The cosmos of the universe loves museums.
That cosmos is alone.
The cosmos is I.

When I die I am sure a priest will say mass for me.
I will wait for that moment when he would say,
You are the "cosmos of the universe."
You were never alone my child.
You were loved.
You were cared for.
There are footprints in the sand.

When that time comes,
I will look down from above to say:
Thank you and I love you all.
Thank you for making me
A "cosmos of your universe."

Sunday, August 12, 2012

David Soul - Don't Give Up On Us



Why are there men who are sad? 
After younger years of somewhat euphoria,
 men are not supposed to be sad. 
Do not ever be sad. 
Keep going. 
Remember whom this song is for. 
Keep doing. 
Do not stop until the end. 
Keep moving. 
Strive to be happy...
 Everyday..
Every hour...
Every minute..
Every second of your life. 
Do not give up on you. 
Be happy.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Conserve peat swamp forests, conserve our future




What is a peatland?

Peat is a soil which is composed of 65% or more organic matter (mostly semi-decomposed plant matter: trees, sedges, grasses, mosses); Normally black in color and spongy (Peat can contain c 90% water) ; Contrast: Mineral soils are made up of inorganic matter (e.g. sand, silt, clay). – ASEAN Peatlands Forest Project


South Langat Peat Swamp Forest









How is a peatland related to fire protection?


Peat has high carbon content and can burn under low moisture conditions. Once ignited by the presence of a heat source (e.g. a wildfire penetrating the subsurface), it smolders. These smoldering fires can burn undetected for very long periods of time (months, years and even centuries) propagating in a creeping fashion through the underground peat layer. Peat fires are emerging as a global threat with significant economic, social and ecological impacts. -source: wikipedia
near Raja Musa Forest Reserve

at Kuala Selangor Nature Park, a wetland.



Saving the Philippine Peatlands



There are only but a few PEATLANDS in the world. The Philippines is one of the lucky countries to have PEATLANDS. You can do your share in saving our own PEATLANDS. Let us act NOW.

In February 2011, I was involved in PEATLANDS, not in the Philippines but in Malaysia.
I will continuously do my part in this endeavor until there are PEATLANDS that must be protected.
Planting trees in Raja Musa Forest Reserve with Dr. Paulino Cabahit .














Two Filipinos in Malaysia. We formed part of that important day for our planet, the World Wetlands  Day.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Pledge


I can compare my love for you to the precious word, service.

Because I love you, I should live without fear for I know you are there. 

I should go through such pain and suffering without complaining; because of my love for you I will do everything. I should learn to appreciate the beauty of the common things around me – you deserve my greatest appreciation. 

I should serve you whether you are the lowliest or the poorest, you will always be my master without counting the cost or asking something in return.

I will be glad to be alive with you but I will never be afraid to die for you.


My love for you is beyond compare. 

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Who Says I Am Alone?

At Starbucks with school friends and classmates


With Couchsurfing friends from Spain visiting Makati City Fire Station

With high school classmates during a reunion

Tug of War in Batangas City

Peeling durian in Butuan City

Can a hotel look like a factory?

While gathering for the kick off ceremony of the Manila Bay rehabilitation at the Quirino Grandstand, I was surprised to see this.  ...