DUYOG (Accompaniment) (A Visayan song)

I live in a country with thousands of islands so we also have hundreds of dialects. I speak Bisaya, Filipino and English. Bisaya is my mother tongue, Filipino is our national language and English is our second language. I read books in English, watch movies in Filipino but in my daily life, I use Bisaya. I don’t usually sing songs in Bisaya because I am not used to it until one day, I stumbled into this Bisaya song which I personally think is not the usual Bisaya song I hear. And after hearing this song, I am more than excited to hear more songs like this to globalize Bisaya dialect. I hope there would be more and more Bisaya songs in the making.

This is actually a winning piece from the first ever VISPOP competition in the Philippines. The singer is a 20 year old Jewel Villaflores who composed this song together with her brother. It is a shame that I just found out about this song today. It is a great song that I think deserves more attention.

This is the English translation.

You are the priced possession
I’ve longed for
You are the star
In my dark ocean

You are the only one
I will love
You are the only one
My words are true

You are my wind
You are my rain
You are my heaven
And my world

You are the only one I will love
You are the only one
My words are true

(Chorus)
You are my yesterday
You are my today
You are my everyday
My words are true
Listen to my heart
Accompanied by this guitar
You are not alone
You are my love
You

You are the sweetness
My happiness nothing can compare to
Are you even aware?
that behind this smile

You are the only one I will love
You are the only one
My words are true

(Chorus)
You are my yesterday
You are my today
You are my everyday
My words are true
Listen to my heart
Accompanied by this guitar
You are not alone
You are my love
You

~I hope to be able to compose a song like this~

~Have a sip of Life

~TEAPOT

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Fruit Carving: Show your creativity

April 4,2014 Friday
The school where I work had a fruit carving contest by team. We have 4 teams in the company, namely: blue (my team), red, green and yellow. And these teams compete to win the activities every month especially the consolidated wins which is the basis for the championship which is every December.
Anyway, “Let’s talk about creativity!”

So, we had fruit carving and every teams were given a watermelon, a small knife, a fork and toothpicks. We were given 30 minutes to carve our fruit. And we had to show our utmost creativity in the game.

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And I also had my ideas prepared.

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But at the end of the game, me and my teammates settled up with this design. 🙂

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And, yes! the above picture was the result of my team’s creativity. Isn’t it great? For others, it may look like a ship but it is definitely a ship, a gallion ship.
The rest of the teams’ work were also great but unfortunately, I wasn’t able to take picture of their works.
Here is the yellow team’s work which looks like a shark but at the same time,  a dinosaur. What do you think?

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After the game, the result was announced.
The blue (my team!) was 4th, red team was 3rd, yellow team was 2nd, and green team was the first. Too bad, I can’t show here the pictures of their work. Anyway, all teams did a great job.

In this game (fruit carving), creativity, cooperation within the team and patience are really important to make a masterpiece. Winning was not the main goal here. The main goal was, TO EAT THE WATERMELON!:)
It was fun though.

~Have a sip of life, show your creativity and make your masterpiece~

~TEA POT