Linggo, Mayo 14, 2017

Mother Knows Best



'How can I not love my mother — when she carried me first in her body, then in her arms, and then for a lifetime in ur heart'


"There are a million ways to die but only one way for birth. Respect and love your mother the most. She is your universe."


Kung ang nanay mo ang pinaka da best, ang nanay ko naman ang pinakadakilang ina sa buong uniberso.

Ikaw sinong nanay mo? Ano para sa'yo ang nanay mo?

Hindi ako ipinanganak na nakahiga sa ginto at salapi, kaya umaga pa lang bunganga ng nanay ko ang maririnig sa munti naming tahanan. Ito ay para gisingin kaming magkapatid lalo na pag araw ng Sabado at walang pasok, tumutulong sa mga gawaing bahay, kaagapay sa pagbitbit ng basket na aming pinamili sa palengke, pagtitiklop ng mga damit na nalabhan, paghugas ng plato at marami pang iba. Napaka espesyal ng nanay ko sa akin dahil simula't sapul na iniluwal ka niya sa mundo wala kang ibang mararamdaman kundi pag aaruga at pagmamahal.

Your Universe - Rico Blanco
to my mother: "I'll always be the lucky one!"

Minsan ay nakakainis ang mga pangaral na paulit-ulit, kadalasan ay halos na mabingi na ako at ayaw ko nang marinig. Latay ng tsinelas o tambo ng walis ang hahagupit sa'yo kung hindi ka makikinig sa kanyang mga pangaral. Pero ang lahat ng latay na ito ay magsisilbing pasasalamat sa aking ina dahil hindi naman kami naging sakit ng ulo ng aming mga magulang. Ang tanda ng kanilang mga palo ay nagsisilbing alaala na mahal ka nila at gusto ka lamang nilang masuheto at maging matinong nilalang hanggang sa iyong pagtanda. Aminado ako na sawa ako at fiesta ako sa palo noong aking kabataan dahil nga sa sobrang kulit, matigas ang ulo at mahilig mambully sa nakababatang kapatid. Mula tsinelas, sinturon, mongol ng walis, keyboard (dahil sa kakakompyuter) hanggang sa all time winning pamalo na hanger. Salamat po at hindi niyo ako pinalaking spoiled, maraming salamat sa mga gintong pangaral ni Nanay na ang sabi niya ay kapag siya'y lumisan na sa mundo ito, ay walang ibang tutulong sa iyong mga pangarap kundi ikaw lang din kaya pag husayan ninyo ang inyong pag-aaral. 

Tandaan na hindi ka iniri ng nanay mo para lang maging gago sa mundo. Kaya't kung anong hirap na dinanas ng ating mga nanay nuong tayo'y inilabas sa kanyang sinapupunan ay marapat na ating suklian ang kanilang pag-aaruga at pagmamahal sa kanilang pagtanda.

Ang ating mga ina ay matatawag ding mga ilaw ng tahanan. Sila ang nagbibigay liwanag sa ating mga simpleng tirahan. Hindi sila kahit kailanman ay maikukumpara sa Meralco, sapagkat ang liwanang na kanilang hatid ay mas hamak na mas maliwanag pa sa ibinibigay ng Meralco, at hindi sila nagpapadala ng mga "Disconnection Notice", baka tayo pa ngang mga anak ang nagbibigay ng "disconnection" sa ating mga magulang di ba? Ang tanging hiling ng ating mga ina ay pagmamahal mula sa kanyang pamilya, mga anak at kabiyak.

Shinedown - Simple Man
"Mama told me to be a simple kind of man"

Pagmamahal ang pinakamatibay na pundasyon na maaari nilang iparamdam at ibigay sa atin. Kung wala ang ina, hindi magiging tunay na masaya ang isang pamilya. Mga bayani ding maituturing ang ating mga ina, dahil isinusugal nila angkanilang mga buhay para lang mailuwal ang kanilang mga anak, wala ang kahit sino mang bayani, popular na mga tao kung di dahil sa kaniyang ina di ba?

Ganyan lahat ng ina, nanay, mommy, mom, mama, ermat, mudra, mumshie, inang, o kung ano pa man. Alalahanin natin ang ating mga nanay hindi lang sa araw na ito, hindi lang ngayon, hindi lang mamaya, hindi lang bukas, hindi lang sa isang bukas, hindi lang sa makalawa, hindi lang sa mga susunod pang buwan. Atin siyang respetuhin at mahalin hanggang sa mga huling segundo ng buhay ng ating mga nanay hanggat nasa tabi pa natin sila at nakakausap.

Maligayang araw ng Nanay sa lahat! 

Biyernes, Mayo 12, 2017

Your Childhood Post: "One, Two, Three.... Teng! Teng! Teng!"



'WWF...what the world is watching!'


Halos isang buwan na rin ang nakalipas simula ng huling pagsulat, ang huling pagsulat na may kasamang lungkot sa pagkamatay ng aking pinakamalambing na pusang napulot sa kasada ng Aguinaldo Hi-way. Nakakamis na rin at gusto ko naman ngayon punan ng kasiyahan ang post sa blog na ito ngayong gabi.

(Rewinding memory wires) Konting katahimikan,  konsentrasyon sa pag-iisip at muli tayong babalik sa "attitude era" ng pinakapaborito kong palabas tuwing Miyerkules ng gabi, 11:30 PM, patalastas ng Encarnacion Bechaves Flowers at Anzahl Car Paint...alam kong lampas na ako sa curfew ko sa panonood ng TV ngunit hindi ko mapigilang tumakas para makapanood kahit isang laban lang. Tangina ang sagwa pa ng intro nung RAW is WAR nuon akala mo hindi wrestling ang papanoorin yung tunog parang pang exercise lang ng Bodies in Motion, yan naman yung palabas tuwing linggo ng umaga kung sinong gustong mag ehersisyo ay pwedeng sabayan yung host.

"WWF... what the world is watching!" Tama!

1988 WWF Intro

Ito naman yung pinaka unang intro na napanood ko isa sa pinakajologs na intro kung saan lalabas ang logo ng WWF ala credits ng Star Wars at ang background ay mga bundok at dagat pa pero kulay pula ang ulap at bigla na lang kikidlatan yung logo sabay may isang machong boses ng announcer at sasabhin ang katagang "WWF... what the world is watching!" Dumating ang wrestling sa Pilipinas at talaga nga namang sinakop tayo nito pati mga lolo at lola ko ay hindi napigilang hindi manood ng wrestling. Ang natatandaan ko hindi mo mapapanood ang mga pay-per-views noon dahil wala pa nito sa Internet at hindi rin naipapalabas sa TV, pati mga laban sa karaniwang araw ng palabas ay hindi mo mapapanood ng buo ang kumpletong episode sa araw na yun. Pasalamat na lang ako sa kapitbahay namin na may business na Video rentals, tangina Betamax days mga tohl, nakakarenta ako ng bala noong sa halagang bente pesos. So saan aabot a ng bente pesos mo? -sa pagrerent po ng bala ng betamax.

WWE RAW Intro 2002 - 2006

Noong nasa San Andres Bukid pa kame kamuntik-muntikan na rin akong dalhin sa ospital dahil itong mga kalaro ko sinubukan kung gumagana ba talaga ang "sleeper hold" (finishing move ni Brutus the Barber Beef Cake) kung saan sinasakal niya ang kanyang kalaban hannggang sa makatulog. Napaniwala din kami na kapag humawak ka sa ropes biglang babalik ang lakas mo, yung kung anong merong enerhiya na dumadaloy sa ropes na yun sa tuwing mabubugbog ng husto si Ultimate Warrior. At siyempre naman sino ba naman ang hindi makakalimot sa wrestler na ito. Kumabaga sa atin at sa basketball siya naman ang Jawo ng wrestling - walang iba kundi si Hulk Hogan. Talagang kumakapit sa mga bata ang mga trademark gestures niya tulad ng pag senyas ng siraulo (twirling of the wrist) bago idikit ang kanyang kamay sa tenga niya, pati na rin ang pang ilang beses na pagpunit ng kanyang dilaw na sando. Yung hand gesture niya ginawa ko yun sa Nanay ko nung araw na inuutusan niya ko maghugas ng plato. Ayun, nasapok ako from out of nowhere. Galit na galit siya noon dahil tatlong sando na ang kanyang nabibili sa loob lamang ng dalawang linggo. Ngunit naawa ako noon kay Hokogan nung natalo siya kay Ultimate Warrior para sa kampeonato. Ayoko rin naman mainis kay Ultimate Warrior kahit maka-Hogan ako kasi hindi naman talaga siya kontrabidang wrestler. Tsaka napansin niyo ba bago pa magsimula ang mga laban ni Hulkomaniac ay ang ganda ng kanyang buhok - shining shiny. Pero pagdating sa kalagitnaan ng laban ay unti-unti mo nang mabibilang ang buhok niya.


WWE Smackdown Intro 2004

Eh si Million Dollar Man naaalala niyo? siya ang Kanong version ni Smokey Manaloto. Ang tag-team na Rockers, na akala ko noon miyembro talaga ng isang rock band; si Hacksaw Jim Duggan, na naka-asul na brip at laging may dalang dos por dos. Ito yung pinakamadaling gayahin na props kasi puwede ka lang kumupit ng kahoy sa may construction site sa tabing bahay, sabay sigaw ng "Hooooooooooo". Eto pa, wala din naman sigurong makakamiss sa wrestler na sepulturero - si Undertaker (with Paul Bearer na laging may dalang urn sa tuwing entrance ni Undertaker. Yung nakapagluto ka na ng pancit canton at naubos mo na tsaka pa lang nakaakyat ng ring si Undertaker. Isa sa may pinakamahabang entrance. Para sa akin isa siya sa mga bida. Kaso nga lang kalaunan ay hindi na siya realistic kasi nagsusuot na siya ng elbow at knee pads. May sepulturero bang nagsusuot ng ganun?!!

Malaki talaga ang naging impluwensiya ng WWF sa buhay nating mga kabataan ng dekada. Ngunit ang bagay na pinakamahalaga para sa akin ay dahil sa wrestling na yan, nawala ang hiya naming mga bata na mag-brief sa kalsada.

LET'S GET IT ON!

Miyerkules ng gabi puyat kung puyat dahil inaabangan ko talaga ang WWF. Isang newsbreak lang sa Channel 5 eto na umpisa na ang bugbugan sa ring. May lineup na naman ng mga superstar na mapapanood ko, pati yung mga wrestler na hindi kilala at ipinapain lang sa mga wrestler na heel ay talagang bugbog sarado.

'Bob Backlund'
Pero alam niyo ba na hindi si Undertaker ang kinatatakutan ko noon kundi si Bob Backlund. Itong wrestler na 'toh yung basta na lamang sumusulpot kung saan at gagawin niya yung crossface chicken wing niya. Nung nagtagal eh nainis na lang talaga ako sa kanya dahil parati na lang siyang nanggugulo eh. Kahit sa kalagitnaan ng laban biglang lilitaw at mang uupak kung sino ang gustong matipuhan.Siya rin ang recipient ng one of the fastest matches ever dahil sa sampung segundo ay natalo siya ni Big Daddy Cool Diesel.

Speaking of Diesel, isa siya sa mga pinakacool na wrestler dahil bukod sa matangkad (at cool ang pangalan), klasik din ang jack knife powerbomb niya. Kaso napilayan siya nung naglaban sila ni Sid Justice, na may parehong finisher katulad ng sa kanya. Sid Justice becomes Pyscho Sid isa din sa mga kinatakutan ko.

Sid Justice. Siya ang dumb bodyguard ni Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels, na may mini show na sobrang nakakabored. Parati kong sana na sana walang mini show si Shawn Michaels dahil anlaking kakaining oras nun. Baka na bored din si Sid Justice at napuno na sa kanya at naglaban sila. Siyempre, nanalo ang mas pogi.

The Rockers
Hindi ko idol yan si Shawn Michaels, dahil hanggang ngayon ay naniniwala akong dinaya niya si Bret Hart! Hindi talaga nagsubmit nung shinarpshooter siya eh, hanggang sa maubos ang oras at nag-overtime. Yan yung Montreal Screw Job halos gusto kong i-eject na yung bala sa Betamax nung nalaman kong dinaya lang ang idol kong si Bret "The Hitman" Hart. Si Michaels din yung laging dinudugong wrestler. Kasama rin siya sa 'The Rockers' at ang tag team partner niya ay si Marty Jannety na nawala na lang bigla nung nag solo na si Michaels at natibag na ang The Rockers. Para sa akin, ang The Rockers ang pinakamagaling na tag-team sa buong mundo, kaparis sila ngayon ng The Hardys na isa rin sa mga pinakasikat na tag teams sa kasalukuyan.

Minsan na rin akong sumulat ng love letter kay Santa Claus para hilingin ang shades ni Bret Hart. Pero walang dumating. : (

Sino ang nakapanood sa inyo ng Hulk Hogan's Classics? sa'n ka nakakita ng wrestler na itinali na sa corner ni Andre The Giant pero nakahulagpos pa rin at nanalo pa?! Iba talaga ang power at strength ni Tatang Hulkster and The Hulkomaniacs run wild! Syempre dun ko rin napanood and klasik na laban nila ni Ultimate Warrior. Hulk Hogan ako dun kaso talagang natalo eh. Pero nung nagyakapan sila after the match, syet! yun yung part na nakakaiyak! 

Megapowers vs. Megabucks
Ay ito pa may naaalala pa ko! Alam niyo ba yung Megapowers vs Megabucks? Naaalala mo? Nangingiti ka? ayun nung bata ako, ang kilala kong members sa Megapowers eh 'yung mga blonde ang buhok at crowd favorite. So ang mga kasama diyan ay sina Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior, Tatanka, The Rockers at Bushwackers, atbp. Kasama naman sa Megabucks sina Million Dollar Man, Ravishing Rick Rude na kamuka ni Ishmael Vernal na kontrabida lagi sa pelikula ni FPJ, Andre The Giant at iba pang rule breakers.

Eto pa ha, may  tsismis ako na galing sa mga batang kalyeng nakakalaro namin nuon. Ang nakarating palang tsismis sa akin, si Andre The Giant daw yung binuhat ni Ultimate Warrior. Tapos, pumutok yung muscle niya. Tapos pinalitan siya kaya hindi na raw original na Ultimate Warrior yung naabutan ko.

Ang ganda talaga ng WWF ee. Palagi ko pa ngang nilelettering 'yang sulat ng WWF na yan. Madali lang naman eh. Halos lahat ata ng notebook ko may WWF na logo na lettering. Pero puta nuong napalita na ng WWE ang hirap na ilettering kahit isang W na lang yung pagkakasulat.

Bret 'The Hitman' Hart
Idol ko din talaga yang si Hitman eh pati mga tita ko kinikilig diyan dahil sa laki na ng katawan ang gwapo pa. Sobrang sang-ayon ako sa sinasabi nyang, "I'm the best there is, the best there was, and the best that there ever will be..." Totoo talaga yan para sa akin. Si Hitman yung hindi gaanong kalakihan pero palaging heavyweight champion. Namimigay pa yan ng shades sa mga bata na pangarap ko ring magkaron dati.

The British Bulldog
British Bulldog. 'Yan naman ang bayaw ni Hitman. Napangasawa niyan ang kapatid ni Hitman. Mejo maliit lang pero malaki ang katawan. Hindi pa uso ang cornrows noong 90s pero naka cornrows na yan. Nag-away sila ni Hitman pero hindi ko alam ang dahilan ng malaon tinaggap na rin siya ni Hitmann sa pamilya nila.

Eto pa ang isang super-klasik na wrestler, Jake "The Snake" Roberts. Shempre sikat 'yan dahil sa dala niyang ahas na nakalagay sa sako na tela. May tsismis din na may namatay dahil may natuklaw 'yung ahas niya, ewan ko lang kung sino yun. 'Pag nilabas na niya yung ahas niya lahat na natatakot at nagtatakbuhan. Ang pamantay niyan DDT.

Demolition's Smash & Axe
Demolition. Isa sa pinaka astig na tag team para sa akin. Parang sila ang unang nakita ko na may pintura sa mukha. May helmet pa talaga sila. Pagdating sa ring, ayan na huhubarin na nila ang helmet at bigla nang didila si Smash. Mahaba at mapula ang dila niyan at ang pintura nila sa mukha ay may pagkasilver at black. May kumalaban sa kanila ang "Legion of Doom". May mga pintura din sa muka at may suot pang shoulder pads na may spikes. Sila ang mga naging siga ng tag team dati.

The Honky Tonk Man
Ang dami dami pa andiyan sila Honky Tonk man na laging may dalang gitara at Elvis Prestley ang gimmick. Minsan pag masyadong napuno inihahampas ang gitara sa ulo ng kalaban. Texas Tornado, Toto Santana (magkamukha sila ni Texas Tornado). Coo Coo Beware (negro na may laging dalang parrot), Virgil (alalay dati ni Million Dollar Man na napuno na sa kanya), Razor Ramon, Superfly Jimmy Snuka (ang taas tumalon nito), Macho Man (na naging Macho King), at marami pang iba. Ang tingin pala namin sa buhok ni Sid Justice ay parang Lucky Me Pancit Canton.
Coco B Ware

Sabi ko nga kanina nanghihiram pa talaga kami ng betamax sa rentahan na kapitbahay lang namin sa halagang bente pesos isang bala. Lahat ng mga special events pinapanuod namin tulad ng Wrestlemania at ang paborito nating Royal Rumble. Palagi kaming nagpupunta sa rentahan para lang i-check kung may bago na silang WWF tapes.


Ang dami ko pa sanang gusto ikwento pero sa ikalawang bahagi na lang ng post na 'toh.




Miyerkules, Abril 5, 2017

Spotty's Sweetest Meowmories



'Let's save strays just like Spotty'

Dear God, please send me somebody who'll care!
I'm so tired of running and sick with despair.
My body is aching and filled with such pain;...
And dear God I pray, as I run in the rain
That someone will love me and give me a home,
A warm cozy bed, and food of my own.

My last owner left me alone in the yard...
I watched as they moved, and God that was hard.
So I waited a while, then went on my way
To rummage in garbage and live as a stray.
But now, God, I'm so tired and hungry and cold;
And I'm so afraid that I'll never grow old.

They've chased me with sticks and hit me with straps
While I run in the streets just looking for scraps!
I'm not really bad, God, please help if you can,
For I have become just a "Victim of Man!"

I'm wormy, dear God, and I'm ridden with fleas;
And all that I want is an Owner to please!
If you find one for me, God, I'll try to be good.
I won't scratch the carpet; I'll do as I should.

I'll love them, play with them, and try to obey.
I will be so grateful if they'll let me stay!
I don't think I'll make it too long on my own,
'Cause I'm getting weak and I'm so all alone.

Each night as I sleep in the bushes I cry,
'Cause I'm so afraid God that I'm gonna die.
I've got so much love and devotion to give
That I should be given a new chance to live!

So dear God, please hear me, please answer my prayer,
And send me somebody who will REALLY care.

Puff Daddy - I'll Be Missing You

'Spotty was put in a box and I bury his remains. Run free, we love you!'


Ten hours have passed since you've been gone and I miss you right now. You may be short-lived but you possessed me with your extraordinary sweetness. I really wish I could complete the mission of saving you but I totally understand that you can't hold on anymore. I remember the day when I first saw you in the middle of the wall divider in the highway of Aguinaldo and it's just an inches away before you've almost been crush by the passing vehicles. That's the reason why I named you SPOTTY besides the grayish spots on your fur. I have called you spotty because of the fact that I have spotted you and I've come for you and take you home with me. Honestly, I think twice before I decided to get you, it's been five blocks ahead. I walked back to find you and luckily I still found you there at the canvas. I laughed at myself cause I'm seeing your eyes rolling when you're looking the deadly tires that could almost put your tragic end. Wapakels ako when I took you while these people are looking at me. All I know is that you're already safe in my hands. 

I took you home and just a brief explanation of your fate in the street my mother agreed to keep you. I didn't post you on social media, cause I don't have too. I don't need to. Ayokong isipin ng ibang tao na kung tumutulong ka you have to keep it on your own and wag na ipublicize. At your first week at home, I don't see any signs of your weakness because you ate a lot; fish, chicken, pork and even foods from Jollibee you've tasted it good. And from there, the first time I heard your loud happy meows.

Why did I say extraordinary sweetness? Well, Spotty is not like those other cats, he's like a dog when he heard your voice going downstairs he will run at you and make his meows when he sees you in the morning. Sumasalubong siya always kapag may bumababa galing sa taas. When this cat is in the living room and you lie down on the sofa he will jump at you and sleep at your tummy. This kitty will also bump his head on your face, he will rub his cold nose and whiskers at your cheek. And when you try to soft slap him he will bump your body and he will just lay down by your side.

But the last week of March is shaky you started to show signs that make me nervous a lot. It worries me every time I go to work when I leave the house and you refused to eat. 

Today, in the morning I don't hear you meows. I don't want to disturb you, you were sleeping. I don't think that there's something wrong with you. But when you wake up you can't even get up and you lose your balance when you tried to walk towards me. But still you managed to walk through me and I carry you on my lap and touch your ears and it was so cold. Your eyes were pale and your paws were cold as well. We tried to make you sip water with sugar but still, you refused and your head feels so heavy that you can't even look at us. I started to get worried and decided to bring you to the nearby veterinary clinic. There,  they started to examine you and found out that there were eggs of worm in your stomach that makes you vomit liquids every now and then. The doctor says they cannot deworm you as you feel so weak. They inject you with this long needle (to put you in serum) through your veins and I hear your cries which I also felt the pain. My eyes are teary at that moment and I couldn't even look at you. They put you in a cage and when I'm staring in front of you to say that I'll be back in the afternoon to visit you responded with a gentle "meow" even if you feel really, really tired. I say goodbye with your eyes half awaken.

Tears rolled down my eyes when I received a text from the doctor. She said that you can't make it and you stop breathing at around 11:50 am. I rushed to the veterinary clinic and saw you in the cage already lifeless. I buried you in our little garden and offer a prayer for you. You will always be in our family even just a nick of time. You made my mother cry and she was also attached with your sweetness.

I always attached with dogs but this cat is really different. #HeavenSent

I love you Spotty and run free to the Rainbow Bridge! 


Miyerkules, Marso 8, 2017

The Peklat Project



'Show me all of your scars'


Madalas nating tuksuhin ang mga kalaro natin kapag ito'y tadtad ng peklat sa binti, sa kadahilanang gusto lang natin mang-asar o di kaya ay may layunin talaga tayong paiyakin yung ating kalaro. "Ay ang dami mo namang singko at piso sa binti...hahahahaha...." *sabay turo sa kanyang binti* ito ang maririnig mo habang sila'y nagtatawanan. At ang pobreng bata naman na nasa sentro ng tuksuhan ay unti unti makukusot ang mukha habang sinisigawan ng "iiyak na yan!, iiyak na yan" at tuluyan na ngang nagngangawa ang bata at tumakbong papalayo ng luhaan at magsusumbong kay Nanay at Tatay. Subalit kung matapang ka, ito'y di papatalo at gaganti rin ng tukso. "Eh ikaw nga eh may poknat ka sa ulo at kasinglaki ng pwet ng baso, hahahaha!" sabay turo sa kalbong ulo ng kalaro.

Masarap alalahanin ang mga panahong tayo'y paslit na bata pa. Walang muwang, walang inaalala, wala pinu-problema, walang takot na matulog hangga't kelan mo gusto, walang gigisng na alarm clock sayo ng alas kwatro ng umaga para mamalantsa, makipaglaban sa lamig ng tubig sa madaling-araw habang naliligo at pumasok sa trabaho. Ang sarap maging bata uli. Ang tanging gawi at tanging iniisip lamang ay ang maglaro at magtampisaw sa tubig ng ulan o baha, gawing mini falls ang alulod ng kapitbahay at maglaro ng sari-saring larong Pinoy naman sa kalsada sa kasikatan ng araw kada hapon. Ang maghabulan, magbaril-barilan, magbahay-bahayan sa mga batang kababaihan (owow!) at magtagu-taguan sa kabilugan ng buwan. Ang saya talagang maging bata, wag lamang magmistulang isip-bata.



Lupe Fiasco & Guy Sebastian - Battle Scars [Official Music Video]


Ngunit ang sarap ng pagiging bata ay minsa'y may kaakibat din namang mga mapapait at masasakit na alaala. Mga alaalang nanunumbalik kapag minsang nakakapa natin o nahahawakan at napapansin natin ang peklat sa binti, o sa kamay, sa mukha at ibang bahagi ng katawan. Peklat na sanhi ng ating katigasan ng ulo, ang hindi natin pagsunod sa simpleng "wag kang malikot, huwag mong galawin/gawin," yan na batid ng ating mga magulang ay doon tayo napapahamak para masugatan na magmimistulang marka na lang sa iyong balat dahil sa ating mga kakulitan noong tayo'y napaka pasaway pa. 

Ang peklay ay maaaring isang pisikal na bagay sa bahagi ng ating katawan na dulot ng isang sugat na natamo. Gumaling man  at maghilom nag-iwan naman ito ng mga kakaibang hugis na marka na siya ngang tinatawag nating peklat. Meron din namang tayong mga peklat na hindi natin nakikita subalit nadarama natin. Peklat na dulot ng mapapait na karanasang pinagdaanan sa buhay na patuloy na nag-iiwan ng  malungkot at mapait na alaala. At minsan, yung pinakamalalim na sugat ay yung mga hindi natin nakikita  ngunit ramdam natin ang lupit ng sakit na dulot nito.

Pero tsong ang nakaraan ay di na dapat pang maging dahilan upang tayo'y di umusad at magtagumpay at manatili na lamang luhaan at talunan, bagkus ang peklat na natamo, maging ito man ay pisikal o rekta sa puso o isipan a y dapat maging daan upang lalo pang maging kapaki-pakinabang, masipag at magpunyagi upang marating at  makamit ang ating mga pangarap.


At sa parteng ito ay nangulekta ako ng may pinaka masesexy na sugat sa balat ng tsiks:





Abbie



Criselda


Sekai


Arnhem



















Rui



Angela
Kim



Klea


Angelica



Toni



At muli sa buhay dapat mong pahalagahan ang bawat oras. Huwag tatakasan ang problema, at harapin mo ito dahil hindi lang malulutas ang problema mo, may matututunan ka pa. Sa bawat sugat, may iiwan na peklat. 

Kaya wag kalimutang mag sebo de macho.

Martes, Pebrero 21, 2017

Summer Destinations: The Palaui Island, Sta.Ana, Cagayan




'The raw beauty of Palaui Island'

The first thing in mind when we hear the word SUMMER is outdoor. We have different preferences of places to fully enjoy this time of the year. We Filipinos as a part of our tradition would like to spend our summer vacation partying on the beach. Some of us are like going to private resorts and have an intimate time with people close to us, family, special love ones, and friends. But most of the people like adventures and sightseeing of the most beautiful hidden places here in our own mother soil. And when we talk about adventure it means the place was not yet spoiled by heavy commercialization. So for those who want an adventure this summer, consider your tour going to Santa Ana, Cagayan to visit the "Love on Top" island, the Palaui Island.

Palaui Island a not so known summer destination in the Philippines is truly one overlooked paradise located off the northeastern tip of Luzon, specifically Sta, Ana Cagayan. The island was declared a National Marine Reserve in 1994 making it a safe haven for different species of plants and birds. There are no hotels nor resorts on the island and camping or home stay for a known relative there are the only options. The island is 10 kilometers long and approximately 5 kilometers wide, offers travelers breathtaking scenery of tides coming from the Pacific, highlands and undisturbed rich forests. If you truly want to escape far away from the city and experience the relaxing and raw beauty of nature, Palaui Island is definitely a must-visit.

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Palaui Island: 'Raw beauty' in Cagayan

'Cape Engano Lighthouse'
The northern part of the island is called Cape Engano this is the summit of the hill where lies the ruin of Cape Engano Lighthouse. Supplies for the station were previously landed on a small cove southwest of the lighthouse. A trail and 229 steps with a concrete stairway from the cove leads the travelers to the lighthouse.

''Cape Engano'
'Slice of paradise for you!'
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'Palaui Island, Philippines'

Aside from the beauty of the lighthouse, travelers said that there are three trails in Palaui. Lagunzad trail is the longest. It was named after the late Dan Lagunzad, an ecologist who took part in discovering the flora and fauna of the island in 2007. The other trail is called Leonardo's trail, which was named after the late botanist Leonardo Co, is a forest trail that is suitable for more serious hikers. Lastly, the Siwangag Trail the shortest and passes through the primary forest. It starts at Punta Verde and ends at Siwangag Cove on the west side of the island.

'Siwangag trail little falls'
'Palaui Island beach'

'Lagunzad Trail'
'Leonardo's Trail'

How to get to Palaui Island in Cagayan from Manila

By plane: 🛬

If you're  taking a plane to Tuguegarao, you can just walk outside the airport, a few meters away is the highway leading to Sta.Ana. Across the street and wait for vans or bus en route to Sta.Ana, Cagayan.

By bus: 🚎

You can get to Palaui Island from Manila by taking a Victory Liner bus bound for Tuguegarao (fare is Php 600) from Kamias, Sampaloc, and Caloocan. At Tuguegarao City, proceed to the van terminal and ride a van to Sta.Ana, Cagayan.

From Sta.Ana Cagayan to San Vicente port:

The bus/van will stop at the Sta.Ana Commercial Center where you can buy food and water. Take a tricycle to San Vicente port. A P50 fee is required to pay before going to the island at the Tourism Visitor's Office and need to sign in the log book.

At San Vicente port, you can hire boats to Palaui Island. If the sea is calm, the boat can take you directly to Cape Engano lighthouse, no trekking required.


Palaui Island reviews via tripadvisor.com.ph

"Little Batanes"

"Ready your butt for long travel, 18hours I guess, from Manila to Sta.Ana, Cagayan, but it's all worth it. Breath taking view ✔ Clear sea water ✔ Clean environment ✔ Accommodating Boatmen ✔ 100% Perfect getaway!! Other places to visit: Anguib (extremely beautiful) Cape Engano (little Batanes) Crocodile Island Punta Verde." - Ana Andrea (Pasig)



"Fantasy Island"


"Off northeastern tip of Luzon Island, this virgin island boasts of once being the host of Survivor Philippines. My trip is actually a revisit after six years of this place and it never failed to strike that awe -- bordering on reverence -- in the presence of Some Greater Being." - Edmar (Cagayan)




"Secret Paradise"


"I have been wanting to go to Santa Ana, Cagayan Valley since last year because I have a friend who hails from Cagayan Valley and I saw one of my churchmate's photo when they visited Santa Ana couple of years ago. Earlier this year, 2016, I started planning and WE all agreed that we would go during Holy Week." - Enitsirk (Manitoba, Canada)




"Wonderful Creation"


"Going to Palaui is not a short travel. Especially if you are from Manila. But... it is worth to travel. Different attractions await. Rent a boat for the whole trip and you can actually tell them to stop somewhere that you want to swim with fewer people. Safe as the boat provides safety float in case". - Hjiana 


"Survivor Palau"

"One of the best beaches in the Phils! This is where Survivor USA shot their Survivor Palaui season. But it was such a pain to get here. Took us almost 22 hours of loooong drive, then 45 mins boat ride. Whew! There are no resorts here and camping is the only way to go." - Bugbabe (Manila)

"Worth the Long Travel"

"Forget about Boracay and its white sand; this one is trumps them all for its sheer purity. The long, dangerous boatride showcases picturesque mountains of the islands, lush greenery of the rolling hills reminiscent of New Zealand or United Kingdom. And then one lands on its various white beaches ranging from islands with crude corals and seashells (Crocodile Island) to smooth coastlines with powdery white sand (Angib beach). It is the site of one of the "Survivor" Seasons and the ruins of the camps can still be found at the foot of Cape Engaño, the famous lighthouse." - Trittle L (Quezon City)

"The view from the top of the island will take your breath away"

"Going to this island is not easy! You will go through one of the most challenging waters. But after the bumpy ride, you will definitely enjoy the scenic view from the top. It's really worth your time to visit this wonderful island on the north. =) Definitely the next best IG posts to Batanes!" - Meg (Manila)

"Untouched, unspoiled island"

"The island is beautiful. True, it is quite a pain to get there, but it's all worth it. The island itself is very close to the mainland, but if you want to go to the northern tip of the island, which is where Cape Engaño is, the boat ride would take around 45 minutes. And it's the Pacific Ocean so get ready to be wet. The waves are big, but the boat men looked like they knew what they were doing so we weren't worried at all. There is no reception so don't bother trying to text while you're there. Just relax and enjoy the view." - Marielle (Quezon City)

"Best part of our road trip"

"I didnt expect that we would really go to this place. Akala ko rsearch rsearch lng ako. Sobrang gnda ng place! Ang babait ng mga tao. Ang virgin ng place na to. Walang resorts whatsoever. In touch ka talaga sa nature. Kahit cell reception mahirap! Ang simple ng buhay dun. Solar powered lang electricity nila. We spent the night here with my partner. We hiked for 3 hrs going to Cape Engaño lighthouse. Ang ganda ganda!!!!!! Kahit na hingal na hingal kami. May guide naman, tapos very articulate sila. The views at the lighthouse were breath-taking. Ayaw ko na bumaba. Ang hangin. Kahit san ka tumingin, laging wow. Ang ganda ng phils. Nung pababa na, 2 hrs na lng hike. Ung trail talagang forest na forest ang dating. Moist. I recommend wearing long sleeved shirts, cap, and shoes with a good grip. Ilang beses akong nadulas. Hahahaha bring a liter of water too. And some snacks. Hirap mghike ng gutom! Take lots of pictures. When hiking, pause for a while and savor the moment." - Kaye (Dagupan)

"Breathtaking!!!"

"When I set foot on this island, I can't even believe if what I am seeing is real. The landscape is very surreal and beautiful. The water is so clear (blue) and it is very ideal for snorkeling. We traveled by land and it took us almost 18 hours to reach this enchanted island. Worth the travel time. Will definitely go back! The place is isolated and not yet commercialized. No electricity in the house where we slept. Bring power bank. Bring insect repellent as there are mosquitos when you will stay outside the tent. The STARS are very visible on the island since there was no source of electricity. I love nights in this place. Stargazing at its finest." - Mariel (Baliuag, Bulacan)

"Instagram-worthy island"

"There are many beautiful islands in the Philippines and Palaui Island of Sta. Ana, Cagayan is definitely one of them. The highlight of the island is the Cape Engaño Lighthouse. We arrive at the beach and do a short trekking to the Lighthouse. Going up to the lighthouse is not that easy despite its short distance as the heat of Cagayan sun is very different from what I've used to in Manila. It is very dehydrating. Make sure to bring lots of water." - Sandy

"The Quiet Unspoiled Hideaway on the North!"

"The unspoiled hideaway on the north! We went there March 2015. Please, please visit this place. This island a variety of experience. Also, while being there, take the time to savor the moment and the enjoy richness of the place. There are many things to see, but all in all, prepare to be in awe and amazed. This is one of the places that took my breath away. I'd recommend the Cape Engano Lighthouse because it was built during the Spanish era 1887. Also, the location of the lighthouse would allow you to get a 360 view of the islands that surrounds it. It's the location took my breath away so I'd recommend you not to skip it. " - Hael (San Pedro, Laguna)

"Palaui, a heritage island"

"An unspoiled island home to a few hundred locals including some Dumaguete nomads. It includes the remains of a Spanish lighthouse from the late 19th century offering fabulous views of the area." - J Vanhoorn (Victoria, Canada)

"Breath taking view, unspoiled beaches"

"For me, this is the best thing Cagayan can have - its unspoiled beaches, particularly in the Palaui Island. It has a feeling of Batanes but not much. The view is great. Trekking up Cape Engano made the trip more thrilling." - LakbayLoyd (Cavite City)