Tuesday, November 30, 2004

My Best Editorials

Editorial for our issue : Children At Work and Play
(Woodlands Newsletter issue 01/ 2004
Metropolitan YMCA Singapore
ChildCare and Development Centre)

Being a civilized society, we set aside the first of May as Labour Day in honour of labour.
We do work, either physical or mental exertion, particularly for useful or desired end, and to earn wages. With the work we do, we contribute to the progressnot only of our selves, but our family and nation as well.
As we contemplate on our own work, I invite you to ponder on our children and their most desired activity- play.
Observing children at work and play is heart warming and a mind opener too.
Just look how the new children radiate enthusiasm: the swimming buffs exhibit confidence; the future fire fighters manifest honour and pride; the library visitors reflect eagerness and how the little lambs smile with happiness and trust.
With children at work and play in our mind, I am sure, we adults can learn a lot too. We can then appreciate and enjoy our own work as much as they can.
Happy Labour Day to all!


Monday, November 29, 2004

Long Ago

Long ago, I wished to meet you.
For I wanted, to get along with you.
You are my love's dearly beloved.
And knowing you that was what I wanted.

Long ago, I tried to give you the best.
Gifts and presents from east and west,
And love I showered to make things rest.
But everytime, were not nice as you attest.

Long ago, I tried to endure.
A better life I wanted to be sure.
So I closed my eyes, to see all pure.
And painful comments,disregarded the cure.

Long ago, I prayed to be free.
To live my life the best I can see.
Decide a future, as happy as can be.
And bring back what was lost, my dignity.

Living my life away from you.
Laughing and dancing is what I do.
And learning life's blessings too.
But always, the memories of long ago.

My Published Articles: The Child in Jackson

The child in Jackson
Pop star sincere in his love for children

(published in Today, Thursday, February 27, 2003.
Letters Section of Today, a Singapore newspaper)

Many have reacted to the documentary, Living with Michael Jackson in a negative light. After watching the programme, I have concluded that he is sincere in his love for children. He is childlike and shows his love in such a way.
It is difficult for some to understand how or why such a man acts the way he does. They should know, however, that adults should bring out the "child" within them to interact better with children and be understood.
As for the other "inadequacies" highlighted by the programme's host, British journalist Martin Bashir, my view is that they are related to Jackson's personal choices.
Jackson is, like everybody else entitled to his decisions. And if they don't hurt anybody, people should accept them.
The pop star also made the decision to be interviewed and I assume that he did it in good faith.
Let me share with readers this saying: "Children are God's gifts. What we turn them into is our gift to God".
It is up to Jackson if he wishes his children to be a presentable gift to God. I think he means well, regardless of the reasons he has in bringing up children on his own.

Sunday, November 28, 2004


kainis talaga. ayan tulog pa rin si bunso. aba i need her to help me with my blog design. kaso nga pag gising naman wala naman siya ng time to help me. kainis talaga. i want to show off Kylenne and Darrielle , my so cute grandchildren. yes, i'm lola na . so what? inggit lang kayo. say mo
Woodlands or Williamsburg? paano nga ba? hay mahirap pala maging nanay at lola at the same time. kainis.kainis .di bale my blog naman ako kahit wa design. kainis pa rin.wah!!!!

Saturday, November 27, 2004

Why Not?

Why not the red one?
Why not the waste can?
Why not a small pan?
Why not the kaya bun?

I like the pink dress.
I like the plastic best.
I like it oven fresh.
I like my pizza mess.

Why not the Causeway Point?
Why not your child in a joint?
Why ask for something I wont?
Why not the brand DuPont?

I like it at Orchard Road.
I like mine in full load.
I like when you are aboard.
I like my Microsofr Word.

Why not go and look up?
Why not you shut up?
Why not?
Why not?

My Published Articles: Filipinos proud of Miss Philippines

"as published in The New Paper thursday June 3, 1999"
"long time ago,yes. but it was my first try....."
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I read, repeatedly,Mr Brian Miller's report "She almost made it" (The new paper on Sunday, may 30). It left me no choice but to respond.
The Filipino people are proud of Miss Quimbao, our Miss Philippines, for making it to the top 10 and mostly for being chosen the First Runner Up of the Miss Universe Finals.
She did not win the crown.
We were saddenned by this of course, "sayang" (wasted) in our own lingo.
But it didn't hinder our rejoicing in what she has accomplished.
What she has accomplished in the pageant is commendable, a feat any people in the world should be proud of.
Miss Philippines is a licensed physiotherapist.
her being a professional with an intention to take a doctoral degree is an indication that she is an academic achiever, and therefore profecient in answering questions whatever the circumstances may be.
her answer at that precious moment may not have been excellent, but she was able to express her views, and that counts.
True, she choked, and at a very inappropriate time.
That is no fault of hers. it can happen.
She may have come from a far away fishing vilage, but that doesn't make her less of a person. she carried herself well when she tripped on the stage, and the dignity with which she faced the audience elevated her to a level matching that of a real queen.
I can't believe that a country which produced two Miss Universe winners will ask the help of an artist from Venezuela to train its representative to the pageant.
Finally, the writer's article is demeaning not only to Miss Quiambao, but to the whole Filipino people as well. I can say its very cruel.
We dont need Mr Miller's congratulatory remarks.
For ours is a land of beautiful women , with brains and talents. There will always be a chance for a Miss Philippines to be a Miss Universe.

note: like all contibuted articles, mine was edited. the above was the edited article that appeared in the Letters section of The New Paper here in Singapore.