Six Word Saturday~Trouble

Ahhh...troubled minds, looking for peace.

Those words fairly sums up this past week's major happenings. I won't give in, she won't give in. Deadlock.

Skywatch Mosaic

Except for the beach sunset a friend sent to me via MMS from Jakarta, MY, I thought these sky pictures are so uninteresting  as these were just taken randomly to while away the boredom in the car , and since I haven't been away from my desk since last week except for client visits (which are also in their offices which were the reason I have been snapping at roadside views from a car -- yeah, ***nod***, boring) , I decided to make a mosaic out it.

And voila! Looks like fun now, isn't it?

Silly haiku ~ Change

Haiti calls for help
With heart-breaking change of ground,
Wide-eyed and helpless.

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Code Red: Help forHaiti

The devastation caused by the intensity 7 earthquake in Haiti has reverberated its plea for help across the world.

In my own puny little way, I want to share to you how to extend help to them. Click on the badge on how to participate. If I can propagate Haiti's call through "word of blog", then I will.

QUOTE of the Day

"Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level."

               – Dr. Joyce Brothers

About Dr. Joyce Brothers

The popular American psychologist and advice columnist Joyce Brothers first found fame by winning The $64,000 Question game show. She was born in 1928. Her influence, through a daily newspaper column, radio and TV shows, and more than ten best-selling self-help books, has made her one of the ten most admired women in America, according to a number of polls. After her husband died in 1989, she wrote her most personal book, Widowed, delving into her own grief. She lives in New York. award!

 Teddy's hasn't replied to my sms since Saturday, and I'm getting crankier. I have a mountain of laundry that I tried finishing yesterday(Sunday) but could not. I haven't been sleeping as much as I should even if I took Itherax to make me sleepy. Raaawwwr...

 How lucky can I get, huh, to get my very first award ever, on a bad-hair day? Many thanks to the Duchess!

So my turn to make somebody smile today....

All you have to do is:
1. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
2. List who gave the award to you and use a link to her blog (or hyperlink).
3. List 10 things that make you happy.
4. Pass the award on to other bloggers and visit their blog to let them know!

                                                     10 Things That Make Me Happy

  1. JV aka Teddy (the cheesier version: teddybear)
  2. bloggers and their comments
  3. chocolates
  4. coffee on a rainy day
  5. friends
  6. sunsets
  7. beach outings
  8. books
  9. good finds in thrift shops or ukay-ukay
  10. cooking

 Awardees..ta da!

    A Child's Innocence...

    The Child Angel

    Let your life come amongst them like a flame of light, my child,
    unflickering and pure, and delight them into silence.

    They are cruel in their greed and their envy,
    their words are like hidden knives thirsting for blood.

    Go and stand amidst their scowling hearts, my child,
    and let your gentle eyes fall upon them like the
    forgiving peace of the evening over the strife of the day.

    Let them see your face, my child, and thus know the
    meaning of all things, let them love you and love each other.
    Come and take your seat in the bosom of the limitless, my child.
    At sunrise open and raise your heart like a blossoming flower,
    and at sunset bend your head and in silence
    complete the worship of the day.


    6 Word Saturday

    Get it done and over with, Teddy!

    ~~~~~ use procrastinating, because the more you dally your feet, the longer it will take to untangle the things that has been done and the words that was already said....

    ...nuff said! I hope the blue font doesn't count! ***wink***

    On a lighter note note, happy Saturday to all of you dear 6WS readers and participants. I went back to take a peek at Jenn's over at You know...that blog and I was reminded that I miss 6WS!  Head over at Cate's Show My Face to join and have fun!

    Somewhere over the la la

    And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.
             ~Gilbert K. Chesterton

    To experience other skies all over the world, just click on the badge and they will take you! for "ADVICE"

    I hope I can join every single ABC Wednesday this Round 6!

    I can't find any happy topic for A, as the recent events in my life are not so happy happy, if you get my drift. Though I can't say that everything's sad, or dark, or hopeless. No one can make you unhappy, except yourself,that's for sure.

    And so...for today's ABC, I'm going to list a couple of advices I hope mean to give serious consideration. But I hope that you, my dear reader, will get something to think about, too!

    For starters, you can check this one out, but here's a couple of my favorite lines:

    • Take a deep breath. It calms the mind..
    • No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
    • Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.
    • Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
    • No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

    I love Bob Ong, too. No one knows who is Bob Ong, really, as he uses that name as pseudonym. I love his take on life. Know more about Bob Ong on wiki and here.

    • "...madaming teacher sa labas ng eskwelahan. desisyon mo kung kanino ka magpapaturo." ~ "There are a lot of teachers outside school. It's your decision who to learn from"
    • "Titingnan mo ba ang basong kalahating bawas o kalahating puno?" ~How would you see a cup, half-empty or half-full?
    • "Nalaman kong habang lumalaki ka, maraming beses kang madadapa. Bumangon ka man ulit o hindi, magpapatuloy ang buhay, iikot ang mundo, at mauubos ang oras."~I realized that as you grow up, you will stumble many times. Whether you get up or not, life will continue, the world will turn, and time will pass by...

    And I love Doraemon, too!He's a robot stray cat, from a Japanese manga and was first aired in the Philippines (if my memory serves me right) way back in 1992.

    • "Hindi porke kaya mong gawin ang isang bagay ay dapat mo nang gawin." It doesn't mean that you have to do it, even if you can.
    • "Huwag mong ipakitang malungkot ka sa ibang tao kung wala kang balak mag-share ng problema. Para kang nag-alok ng hopia pero hindi mo naman ibibigay." Don't show your sadness to others if you won't share your problems. It's like offering someone candies you don't mean to give.

    More ABC Players here!


      Silly Haiku ~ Freestyle

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      on the screen, her naked truth
      His heart curled, in a li’l death.

      A walk down the aisle

      From This Day Forward

      From this day forward,
      You shall not walk alone.
      My heart will be your shelter,
      And my arms will be your home.

      This poem was written/submitted by Micki.


      QUOTE of the Day

      "The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative, the second is disastrous."
                  – Margot Fonteyn

      About Margot Fonteyn

      Margot Fonteyn, the elegant British prima ballerina, is considered one of the truly great dancers of our time. She was born in 1919 in Surrey. She made her debut in 1934 as a snowflake in Nutcracker and was a leading ballerina within four years. She flirted with retirement in the late 1950's until Rudolf Nureyev defected from the Soviet Union; he became her dancing partner for the next decade, a brilliant creative match despite their 20-year age difference. She died in 1991 in Panama.

      Skywatching ~ Green + Blue

      We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came... 
      (John F. Kennedy)


      To watch and experience  the the sky all over the world, just click on the buttons to take you there!

      Watery / Wordless Wednesday ~ Froth

      Life is mostly froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone, Kindness in another's trouble, Courage in your own.

      ~~~ Adam Lindsay Gordon

      Adam Lindsay Gordon (19 October 1833 – 24 June 1870) was an Australia n poet , jockey and politician (more on wiki)

      Just click on the badge to join or experience Watery Wednesday fun!

      Silly Haiku ~ Road

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      Lonely road behind, but the
      doors are closed, lights out
      ...still a long way to go.

      My World Tuesday / Calambanga

      This is my first My World Tuesday over at That's my World and my contribution for Ruby Tuesday.

      the World's largest clay pot

      Calamba City is well known for its hotsprings and numerous resorts, especially found in Pansol. (more on wiki)

      QUOTE of the Day~Action

      "Action is the antidote to despair."
      – Joan Baez

      About Joan Baez

      American singer Joan Baez, known for her clear soprano and her belief in music as a tool for change, is widely considered the godmother of modern folk-rock. She was born in New York in 1941. She is an ardent activist, working for civil rights, nonviolence, and worker's rights. She received the ACLU's Earl Warren Award for her commitment to international human rights and, at the 2007 Grammy's, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Her music includes the chart-topping version of "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and the album Diamonds and Rust. She has one son.

      Hulagway ni NiKoy somewhere off the coast of Pagudpud

      I'm glad to be back! This one was taken by JV during his R&R at Pagudpod, Ilocos Norte, off the northern tip of the Philippines during his travel last November as field auditor of one of the largest Agritech companies here. 

      If you wish to experience beautiful skies all over the world, just click on the buttons and it will take you there!

      QUOTE of the Day~Life

      "Be happy. It's one way of being wise."
      – Colette

      About Colette

      Colette was the pen name of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, the French author acclaimed for her intimate, lyrical novels, including Chéri and The Vagabond. Born in Burgundy in 1873, she moved to Paris in 1893 when she married Henri "Willy" Gauthier-Villars, who locked her in a room and demanded that she write. After their divorce, she became a music-hall performer and continued to write. During World War I, she converted her second husband's estate into a hospital for the wounded. She died in 1954.

      A matter of choice

      A matter of choice. Happiness is not for wishing, but for choosing to be. Last year is a great roller coaster ride for me, with disappointments, and pain, and joy riding with me. But nonetheless, at the end, a great whooosh and a new ride once again this year!