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

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 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

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

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

~Have a sip of Life



Cebu Trick Art Museum

It was one sunny fine day when me and my friends decided to visit a museum. It’s not a historical museum though but a trick art museum. I personally enjoy art but I am not knowledgeable enough with the different artists. We enjoyed taking pictures in the museum. There were like 40 paintings and we took pictures with everything. It was fun and interesting. The paintings were painted in 3D so it looked like we were part of the paintings itself.

Here are the pictures we had.

I wanna dance with a ballerina and be a ballerina myself.
I wanna dance with a ballerina and be a ballerina myself.
The mirror. But the clock seems wrong.:)
We are butterflies! I would love to have butterfly wings and travel the world.
Say Cheese! Would it be nice to have a polar bear camera man?
The motorbike ride! Always be careful when driving.:)
So the legend is real. There are unicorns!
Yes! We are stealing money from a rich man’s vault.
Oh my God! We are gonna be swallowed alive here.
Hey there Kingkong. I never thought you would fall in love with a human.
Bulls eye! That’s what you call shooting!
Angels are for real. I am your guardian angel.
I can’t swim but I would love to be close with these creatures.
We carry the world on our shoulders. It’s quite heavy with billions of people on it.
This is traditional plowing. It’s definitely hard work.
A snake behind me.
It’s great honor to have a class with Einstein.
Your eyes are tricking you.
I’m trapped in a bubble!
Our public transportation! Jeepney!
Run for your lives!
These smart creatures surely know how to take pictures with cellphones.

We had plenty of pictures but I will just have to post only some. I love to go to museums and any museums would be interesting for me. Would you pay this museum a visit?

It is located in Jcenter mall, Mandaue City Cebu. It cost around 400 per person including the 4D ride which is not in the picture. I don’t know really but the 4D ride was not my piece of cake.

~Have a sip of life. TEAPOT

The Fault in My Stars

I had the chance to read this famous book since it was adapted as a movie. I haven’t seen the movie though. I thought reading the book first would be best. But, furthermore, I am still not planning to watch the movie because it might ruin my imagination of the characters. 

First and foremost, this book is really ME. 

“I fear oblivion. I know the earth is going to swallow us. And all our labor will turn to dust. And there will always be that day. That day when I will just be totally, FORGOTTEN”

Why am I thinking of these things when I am not suffering from any fatal illnesses unlike the characters in the book? I am just completely paranoid over the future. I worry too much about everything but not doing much effort in the present. I am doomed, literally doomed. 

When I read the book, the first few pages already sent some signals into my brain telling me that “this is not a romantic story.” It’s all about life. It’s all about ending. It’s all about oblivion. But what matters most is not bequeathing a legacy to many people but to the people who you care most.

Why worry about being forgotten by many people?It will happen anyway. It hurts to think that we will just be all victims of this universe. That’s right. We want the universe to see us, to know us, to give attention to us, when there are too many people in this world. There are too many people that the universe may not even know ME. 

I do have a lot of questions in mind but who am I to question the infinite? 

Who am I to question the universe?

My point is, no matter what I do in this physical world, I will be forgotten. But, for a few years, I want people to remember my name, that I was once a part in this world, in this place. 


Theory of Evolution according to ANONYMOUS

The story of evolution started from the penguins. Wondering why? Let’s just think it started from these cute creatures.
One day, thousands of penguins were standing on an iced land, looking at their reflection from the waters. Not a single one of them thought of jumping into the water because it’s not the world they’ve been accustomed to. In their minds “It’s too scary to be there. I would not risk myself.” For them, staying on the ground is enough and they don’t mind what’s out there in the water.
But, one day, an anonymous penguin carelessly jumped into the waters and the rest of the penguins were all shocked. They waited for few hours to make sure whether he was alive or dead. Then the courageous penguin showed his face back into the air. And when he did, bringing with him a big fish between its beak,they were full of joy and excitement that they started to jump into the new world. By that time, they experienced another world which was way beyond what they could imagine.
And right at that very moment, evolution started. The evolution of mind.

This is a story I have heard from a friend and sounded like from the “Happy Feet” cartoon. It is inspiring and uplifting.
In order for change to happen, someone must start it first and be the pioneer. That person doesn’t have to be strong nor smart. He or she only needs to believe in his or her ability-to survive. Like what the books say, “Be the change you want to witness in the world.Believe that you can do it.”

The world is waiting for you to take the first step. Are you willing to take it?


Perseid Meteor Shower 2014


source: http://www.gizmag.com/2013-perseid-meteor-shower-fireball-king/28605/
source: http://www.gizmag.com/2013-perseid-meteor-shower-fireball-king/28605/

It was a spectacular view. Right before my naked eye, I’ve witnessed around 30 meteors. It was 2 years ago in December.The name of this meteor shower is Geminid meteor shower. So, I did a research about meteor showers to know whether I can see them every year. And yes! I found out that in a year, there are 2 visible active meteor showers in my location. The first is Perseid Meteor Shower which is from August 11-13 and Geminid Meteor Shower which is from December 13-14. There are more to these meteor showers but these 2 have the most meteors and you can see them with your naked eye. But, how can you really witness these meteors clearly?

These are the things to do:

1. These Meteor showers peak before dawn so you have to be positioned in a dark place.

2. The moon should not be bright by that time so that it won’t hamper the meteors’ light.

3. Stay on the ground where you can lay your blanket or the roof would do.

4. You have to be fully awake and alert if you want to spot the meteors.

5. If you have a telescope, it would give a very clear view but in a limited area. Your naked eye would be best because you can see the whole sky.

6. These meteors don’t fall together. They fall every after each other so you have to be patient.

7. Lastly, according to superstitions, meteor showers or falling stars make your wish come true. So, try to wish. It wouldn’t hurt trying.

I hope you will have the chance to see these falling stars. I am too excited to see them but unfortunately, a super moon will occur on August 11 so it would not be possible seeing them on this date. Better luck the next day.

For more information about the Perseid Meteor Shower, click here.