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Monday, March 28, 2011

childhood memories

walking down the memory lane
i heard a laughter, it rings a bell
a familiar scent, that well known grin
such wondrous memories of yesteryears

of all mornings, weekend brings delight
i can play with friends from morn till dusk
no homework, no chores, no worries at all
when the tummy crumbles, its time to head home

evening brings chaos to a household full of kids
squabbles can erupt from petty matters, indeed
whose turn to wash the dishes, tidy all the mess
they're all for Voltes V while i, for Mazinger Z

i got few scratches and scars to bear true
childhood is the time to explore the world around you
climbed few trees and got stung by what have you
but, i'll do it all again, never doubt i'll do

alas, the years has caught with us
i live my life and so the others does
but through the years i kept alive
memories of childhood forever in my heart


p.s.... this was inspired by another poem - young friendship - i wrote years ago. the first and the last stanzas were lifted from that poem. since, it was also based on childhood memories, thought i better write few lines of the same topic and merged them together.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

A mumbling of an erratic mind


I am a year older but not necessarily wiser. The hair is turning gray and i have to fight tooth and nail to keep it at bay every six months. The memory and focus is not as keen and acute as it was when i was many moons and summers ago. But, i am still here..... thankful for another year, grateful for another opportunity to enjoy life and beholden to countless blessings - big and small - that has been and will be bestowed upon me and my family for time to come.
I came to learn things and facts of life everyday, for what is life if we never learned from it. Just in case we haven't, don't expect a different result from doing it the 2nd or the 3rd time around; its kinda pathetic really. If i don't tolerate a certain behavior on kids, why should i tolerate it on adults? Childlike is way different from childish , while the former i find endearing at times the latter is getting on my nerves. If we can't have what we want, move on. Focus your energy and time to other things, bigger and better things. Do not stop moving forwards. Missed opportunities and circumstances that happened in the past must remain where it should be-past. There's nothing that you can do to change that, period. Instead, those should be the force that propels you to tomorrow. If we must, look back with fondness, sadness or regret but never step back into it. Never!! Try to do your best in any endeavor - afterall, who wants a half baked cake. Give it your best shot, if all else fails you can proudly say you did the best.
I have no idea what i'm mumbling about. I write what comes to mind. If doesn't make sense...well, thank goodness i am not alone.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sunset Watching with Rash Free Zach

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I have only one sibling, a brother born about a year and a half after me making us definitely close as close can be. For most of our lives we woke up together, went to the same school. Even as children took a bath together, ate together, slept together. Whereas he has Chinese looking eyes, i have wide deep set ones and while i have a tan skin he has the kind that literally glows in the dark.
(photo of me and nephew Zach Franche taken by my brother on one of our sunset watching trips)
We grew up in a house where we had an awesome view of the sunrise and minutes walk to where the sun sets. Our dad has instilled in us the love for nature and the arts. He would take us fishing on weekends and oh how i treasure those memories of us together as a family watching the sun go down. Dad left earthly life about a year and four months ago. My brother has two kids, a boy and a girl while i have two boys. Whenever we have the time we make it a point to get together and reminisce our good old childhood days with dad.
We took my nephew Zach on another sun-going down show at the beach the other weekend. He was a bit fussy and teary eyed after we got off the car and took photos by the bridge. We tried giving him jelly ace but that too together with my singing failed to make him smile. After a little while i realized while carrying him that his diaper was already soaked. My sister-in-law checked on it and saw that he had rashes all over his butt. He became whiny and none of our voices succeeded in calming him. My brother had to rush back home which was just near anyway for the butt paste that mommy aunt me here suggested days ago, Boudreaux's Butt Paste which as recommended by Pediatricians has 16% Zinc Oxide, Peruvian balsam...treats diaper rash and soothes irritated skin and comes in convenient sizes of tubes, jar and single foil packs. The latter being extremely handy for trips to the beach just as we often do. Not long after applying the paste, Zach made a motion to go down from my lap and went running to the glory of the sun and the waves, even managing to sketch cute circles on the sand!

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