Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I've got a song

As I was looking trough the years from the struggles I have been, I find a quite moment of being sentimental and asserting myself to emptiness.

I Hate You Then I Love You (by CELINE DION)
(duet with Luciano Pavarotti)

I'd like to run away from you
But if I were to leave you I would die
I'd like to break the chains you put around me
And yet I'll never try
No matter what you do you drive me crazy

I'd rather be alone
But then I know my life would be so empty
As soon as you were gone
Impossible to live with you
For a whatever you do/for whatever you do

I never, never, never
Want to be with anyone but you
You make me sad, you make me die
You make me laugh, you make me cry/you make me long for you
You make me live, you make me die
You make me laugh, you make me cry/You make me cry for you
I hate you, then I love you, then I love you,
then I hate you
Then I love you more
For whatever you do

I never, never, never
To be in love with anyone but you
You tread me wrong, You tread me right
You let me be, you make me fight with you/
I could never live without you
You make me high, you bring me down
You set me free, you hold me bound to you

I hate you, then I love you, then I love you,
then I hate you, Then I love you more
For whatever you do/For whatever you do

I never, never, never
Want to be in love with anyone but you
I never, never, never
I never, never, never
Want to be in love with anyone but you...but you

This is the song I got from trying on putting the earth’s round shape unto polygonal and from trying to become an optimistic one as I was being called pessimist.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

There and here; then and now

I have the feeling of excitement and nervousness year ago when papers were on processed for abroad. I might one a failure or be lucky enough. Fortunately I am very lucky.

Days came near and I am about to leave our dearest place. By then I am already bit hesitant to prepare my things for my trip aboard. Thinking of leaving everything that makes me who and where I am. Getting lonely as I count on the days left, I even thought of withdrawing not to go. But I came to think over again, this is the thing I was once wished and hoped for. Here it is, a wish granted. So I really have to go, leave all the people I love and those close to my heart, give up my work where I have learned a lot, abandon all those youth activities/gatherings/happenings that give me joy and fulfillment. I am taking it; I will take it as another adventure, besides being apart from those might not be bad at all.

Being now in a foreign land so far I am at good shape. Not far from liking the place although I am still adjusting the way how life is spend here. I can not help but I am missing back home. There is the presence of relatives and kabayans but of course somehow life is still different way back. This feeling might be the so called homesick nor maybe I left the country not much ready or either something is more than that. Shall I have to admit that perhaps my heart was left beyond? Well whatever it is, I do missed home and truly there is no place like home.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

My trick or treat

I did have my first ever Halloween this year. In the eve of October 31, we went out with 3 kids in their Halloween costume and go trick or treating. We went door-to-door in the neighborhood, rang each doorbell and yelled “trick or treat!” to solicit a gift of candy or similar items. Along the way we met children accompanied by their parents also in different traditional costumes to disguise.
It was like a commotion that suddenly in darkness shadows keeps on running and yelling.

Carved pumpkin lit by a candle inside, one of the most prominent Halloween’s symbol, was seen in most every doorstep.

Other decorations seen in the celebration includes ghosts, witches, vampires, bats, owls, crows, haunted houses, aliens, spiders, mummies, skeletons, zombies and demons.

After our bags get felled we went home and excited to see what we got. We do have chips, candies, lollipop, small bar of chocolates and lot more.
In fairness to the tradition, it was fun. It was just like having a Christmas caroling way back then.