kabit-kabit

Kabit-Kapit-bahays ko, halus dikit-dikit lang.

Paulit-ulit ang tugtog ng Bridal Chorus mula sa labas. Palagay ko, “May ikakasal uli.

Punta ako sa balkon para dungawin ang kapilya ng Aglipay sa ibaba… Sarado ang chapel, walang katao-tao. Maliban sa ilang mga sasakyang dumadaan sa kalsada, walang nakahimpil sa harap. Pa-hilaga, isang bloke ang layo mula sa aking kinalalagyan, duon nagkumpulan ang mga tao. Sa Pag-asa gym pala nanggagaling ang pamilyar na musika.

Gamit ang isang compact binoculars (binalikan ko pang kunin sa kwarto) nalaman kong may mass wedding palang magaganap.

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Published in: Uncategorized on 25 March 2010 at 3:20 pm  Comments (1)  
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Huling byahe

Marami na akong nai-cover na kasalan (TY lahat kasi guest din ako)

… and this is one of my fave shots! 😉

Langhap hanggang 4th floor ang amoy ng iba’t-ibang putahe ng nilulutong ihahanda sa ibaba.  Kinabukasan, ayun na nga… mula sa maliit na kapilyang kadikit lang ng tinitirhan naming gusali, inihudyat ng kampana ang okasyong kararaos pa lang… ( DITO muna ▼ ang CLICK )

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Published in: on 28 June 2009 at 12:20 am  Comments (6)  
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3’s a crowd

RobertChoi

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Sa ika-dalawampung pagkakataon, ang pinakamasayang araw ko.

Pero sa bawat taon, hindi ko magawang iwaksi ang kalakip nitong lungkot dahil sa alalahanin ng ilang kakilala — karamihan, mga mas nauna pa sa amin.

Kelan nga ba maituturing na hindi kalabisan ang isang taga-pamagitan?

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Published in: on 3 March 2009 at 9:00 am  Comments (6)  
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Final notice

I moved

Be still, and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10). …In our LOVE TRIANGLE, I confess that I did much of the “moving.” 😳

Last day na ng “wedding month.” Half-the-year (mid-year) ender post na rin siguro ito, para sa inyo at inyong bitter – eheste, better half. Sandosenang dyok- dyoks lang naman na hiniram ko lang. Mga mister at misis: DON’T DO THESE AT HOME!!! 😉 Pero bago ang lahat…

Sa mga counseling sessions, malimit mong maririnig ang walang katapusang

Why don’t you ____ ? (eka ng marriage counselor, pari man o pastor)

Yes, BUT ____ ! (olweys-redi nang sagot ng unwilling to reconcile na married couple)

Gusto lang yatang pasukuin at maubusan ng maia-advise sa kanila si pastor o si father, ayaw pang amining wala na silang kaplano-planong isalba ang kanilang marriage? Paano may kanya-kanya nang prospect na iba.

Pssst… kayong nagkakasawaan nang magdyowa… bistado na kayo: Yun naman talaga ang ulterior motive nyo, mailipat sa counselor ang ‘bigat’ sa konsensya nyo – para ma-relieve kayo sa GUILT at masabi sa mga sari-sarili nyo na:

Hindi na daw kaya ni pastor at ni father e… kita nyo na? Talagang hindi kami para sa isa’t-isa! 😀 😀

Ahehe… mister… misis… KAYO naman ang “kakaya” nyan e… hindi si pastor o si father. 😆 As long as you see your spouse as an opponent or competitor rather than a partner, hindi kayo magkakaigi nyan.

(Mister at misis: 😳 😳 )

Bahala kayo… yamang paikot-ikot lang tayo sa inyong mga alibis at excuses, sige… humayo kayo at magparami pa (ng anak sa mga susunod pang asawa). Maski ano pang sabihin sa inyo, parating may nakahandang ‘depensa’ na kayo. Hindi nga barado ang tenga nyo, BINGI naman na ang utak nyo.

Oo na, masama akong nilalang… hopeless na ang situation ko! Kawawa naman ako 😥

Whooops! Don’t start it… bakit bigla tayong kumambyo ng usapan? 😦 Wala namang ganyanan… Hindi ka naman siguro nandito para magpa-awa lang?

Siya naman talaga ang may kasalanan! 😕 😕 – sabay pang hirit nyo.

Huwag na kayong magturuan (Sarap nyong pag-untugin). 😡 Malinaw namang ayaw nyo nang i-save ang marriage nyo, e di “good luck” na lang uli sa inyo ng mga bagong replacement nyo. Sana naman magdiri-diritso na kayo.

O e di paano? Iskraaaaaaaam!!! Alis dyan! Andami pang nakapilang mga couples na eager at sincere na naghihintay ng maipapayo nina pastor/father. Huwag nyong sayangin ang panahon nila dahil hindi naman nila ipinanghahanap-buhay ang pagka-counsel. 😕 Ahehe… may ihahanda pang sermon o misa ang mga iyan!

Huwag lang kayong mahiyang bumalik pag ready na kayong makipag-cooperate …baka pasingitin pa nila kayo sa pila!

Baydawey… para lang sa mag-asawa itong sinasabi ko ha? Kung ikaw yung “other man” o “other woman” (in other words, “kalaguyo” o “kabit”), huwag kang defensive – pang-gulo ka lang eh. HINDI ko ipinagpipilitang ‘bumalik’ ka sa pinagkatisuran mo. Just wake up… You are a “single” – FREE to marry other free.”

Sa paggawa ng bahay (kubo man ng tao o mansyon ng daga), o maski pa sa anumang carpentry projects, isang basic rule ang:

Measure twice, cut once.

Sa pagtatayo ng tahanan, parang ganyan din. Kaya ang masasabi ko lang duon sa mga nagpaplano pa lang na magpa-“sakal” (daw):

THINK TWICE… or else you’ll end up marrying more than once.

Nakakatawang jokes, pero nakakabigat sa loob ang makarinig ng buntong-hiningang paris ng mga ito:

  1. You have two choices in life: You can stay single and be miserable, or get married and wish you were dead.
  2. At a cocktail party, one woman said to another, “Aren’t you wearing your wedding ring on the wrong finger?” “Yes, I am. I married the wrong man.”
  3. A lady inserted an ad in the classifieds: “Husband Wanted.” Next day she received a hundred letters. They all said the same thing: “You can have mine.”
  4. When a woman steals your husband, there is no better revenge than to let her keep him.
  5. A woman is incomplete until she is married. Then she is finished.
  6. A little boy asked his father, “Daddy, how much does it cost to get married?” Father replied, “I don’t know son, I’m still paying.”
  7. A young son asked, “Is it true Dad, that in some parts of Africa a man doesn’t know his wife until he marries her?” Dad replied, “That happens in every country, son.”
  8. Then there was a woman who said, “I never knew what real happiness was until I got married, and by then, it was too late.”
  9. Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
  10. If you want your spouse to listen and pay strict attention to every word you say – talk in your sleep.
  11. Just think, if it weren’t for marriage, men would go through life thinking they had no faults at all.
  12. First guy says, “My wife’s an angel!” Second guy remarks, “You’re lucky, mine’s still alive.”

What so nice a testimony to dishonor one’s MARRIAGE. 😐

Eto pa ang 13th month bonus:

  • “Woman’s Prayer: Dear Lord, I pray for WISDOM, to understand a man, to love and to forgive him; and for PATIENCE for his moods. Because Lord, if I pray for STRENGTH I’ll just beat him to death!”

Most likely, NOT a love triangle (CLICK the red words). The closer each of you two come to God, the closer you are to each other.

Masyado namang siryus? How about an extra bonus (kinda green 😳 ekskyusmi po sa mga old-fashioned daw na katulad ko 😆 ). Para sa ladies na sobrang pihikan – eto ang isang “ideal husband”:

A rich widow was looking for a husband who won’t beat her up, won’t run away, and has to be GREAT in bed. Hundreds applied but not one qualified.

One day, her doorbell rang and she saw a man with no arms and no legs lying on her door mat.

Woman: “Who do you want?”

Man: “I am the man you are looking for… I won’t beat you up because I have no arms, and I won’t run away because I have no legs.”

Woman: “And what makes you think you are great in bed?”

Man: “Hulaan mo kung anong pinang-doorbel ko?”

You’ve got it right, folks… the lucky man was hired! 😉

Hindi boxing ang pag-aasawa, kaya maski may kamay ka pa, walang buntalan. Hindi rin ito sprint race, kaya maski may paa ka pa, walang iwanan.

Bedroom marathon daw o? Hmm… 🙄 … oo din. 😆 Pero hindi lang “dun” yun! (Hindi lang sa bedroom 😳 )

Yan lang po muna. 😛 Before I close these not-so-serious talks about MARRIAGE (yehey!), let me reiterate once more: Sori po dun sa iba, but I did not write these things on the basis of what I read from other blogs. If you are familiar with my background (most are revealed in this blog), you will realize why I am so ‘obsessed’ on writing about marriage relationships – even BEFORE you came in. Maaaring ang inyong pinanggalingan ay walang ipinag-iba ng duon sa akin, posible rin namang mas grabe pa – but who cares?

Let us just face the truth: most dysfunctional families (and ‘wayward’ youths) are products of a FAULTY marriage. Naipagwawalang-bahala na lang.

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Who needs an “ideal” spouse? All I can say is always remember the “LOVE TRIANGLE.”

Published in: on 30 June 2008 at 10:00 am  Comments (7)  
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Pinakamahabang… araw!

Today is June 21, a ‘moment’ in a year known to astronomers and meteorologists as summer solstice. Summer season “officially” begins today in the Northern hemisphere, where the daytime is at its longest and the nighttime at its shortest. The sun rises and sets at its farthest northward reach in the eastern and western horizon. Those at the Arctic circle (near the North Pole) are experiencing 24 hours of daytime each day.

(In the Southern hemisphere, the reverse is true – shortest day and longest night; people who live there are now enjoying a cool “winter”! Antarctica in the South Pole has 24 hours of ‘sunless’ nighttime.)

summer solstice sunset

Clouds above the western horizon have been hiding the sun this past few days keeping me from shooting a more recent sunset photo; Fortunately, the sun showed up just before sundown on June 21. These days, the sun sets behind the faint mountain at right (compare this with my SUNSET photos of December 21 and March 20 ).

Ito po ay “global” point of view lang naman. Medyo iba po yan sa nakasanayan na nating mga Pinoy. Maski may tinatawag tayong “Tagsibol” at “Taglagas”, a country like ours has only two distinct seasons: dry and wet – tag-araw at tag-ulan. Or as the global warming is making it more distinct, tag-tigang at tag-baha. 😆 (El niño at la niña sa español. … anhirap magtype ng “enye!”)

Tapos na ang Father’s day – lusot na naman ako sa mga “kantyaw” 😛

Ahehe, aktwali hindi naman ako napipikon diyan. Ang paminsan-minsang pagbanggit ko ng salitang “baog” dito ay hindi naman para umani ng panlalait o kaya’y simpatiya… Hindi rin naman para ibaba ang aking pagkatao – unang-una’y kumpirmado ng mga duktor na talagang hindi (defensive pa e ‘no? 😆 ); Pangalawa’y sa tingin ko nama’y bagama’t ang pagkakaroon ng anak ay sya na yatang pinakamagandang biyaya ng Diyos para sa mag-asawa, 😉 ang kawalan nito ay hindi naman talaga napakalaking kabawasan o kakulangan. Gusto ko lang i-cheer-up yung ilang mga baog ding (tsk tsk tsk… inulit pa) “walk-in” na napapasilip dito sa blog ko, lalo na duon sa mga dumadaan sa ganitong mga pagsubok. Paris ng anonymous commentor na ITO.

Mahirap kasing patulan pa yang mga kantyaw, p’re. Baka “kung saan pa tayo makarating” para lang patunayang hindi… 😆

Pero hindi pa tapos ang buwan ng Hunyo. Siguro naman may mga girlfriends pang naghahabol na maging June bride. Derpor, kasalan (uli) ang ating pag-usapan.

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