Are you coming to P-Noy's Inauguration tomorrow?

Tomorrow is a work holiday. Are you coming to the concert and street party at Quezon City Memorial Circle to celebrate president-elect Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III's presidential  inauguration?

Tomorrow is a global event! According to ABS-CBN News, 110 dignitaries will be coming to show support to the incoming Aquino administration. President Noynoy, also known as P-noy (sounds like "pinoy", means "filipino" in english?) has to live up to his parent's legacy as democracy fighters. And I hope, as we all do, that his administration will elevate the standards of living of the masses and keep up the hope he raised when he presented his campaign platform.

He has  a lot of work to do.

Ruby Tuesday , other bloghop events, and a lullaby...

Tulog Na
by: Sugarfree

Tulog na mahal ko
Hayaan na muna natin ang mundong ito
lika na tulog na tayo

Tulog na mahal ko wag kang lumuha
malambot ang iyong kama
saka na mamrublema

Tulog na hayaan na muna natin sila
Mamaya hindi ka na nila kaya pang saktan
Matulog tulog ka na

Tulog na mahal ko
nandito lang akong bahala sa iyo
Sige na tulog na muna

Tulog na mahal ko
at bukas ngingiti ka sa wakas
at sabay natin harapin ang mundo

Tulog na hayaan na muna natin sila
Mamaya hindi ka na nila kaya pang saktan
Matulog tulog ka na


Sleep now, my love
let the world be for a while
come now, let's sleep

Sleep now, my love
don't cry anymore
the bed is soft, don't you worry now

Sleep now, my love
I'm just here, I'll take care of you
Go on, sleep now

Sleep now, my love
tomorrow you'll smile at last
and we'll face the world together

Sleep now
Let them be for a while
They won't hurt you anymore

Sleep now...

Sometimes, Teddy has dark moods. Maybe because there are so many things that he thinks he wants needs to take care of. I'd always tell him, "...relax, everything will turn out right in it's own time and pace."

I always wanted to sing this song to him, a lullaby , a reassurance that everything will be alright.

Visit maryt at Work of the Poet for her Ruby Tuesday to view various takes on the Red/Ruby Theme.

Check out what's happening on these Tuesday Events:
If you love giveaways or you want a one-stop place to check out blogs, then visit the above links for easy hopping.
...and if you decide to follow me, tell me via comment and I'll follow back in a jiffy!

Mad World -- Gary Jules

"Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule."

– Samuel Butler

Note to self

Instead of doggedly pushing your way forward as usual, consider making a significant change to your current approach to getting things done.

Sometimes I could be bullheaded and would push on no matter what. Call that optimism. Or foolishness, on the other end. My Teddy says, adjust. Act according to circumstance. 

Follow Friday Events -- Let's be friends!

For all my repeat visitors, I'm soooo glad you're back. It's Friday once again,time to meet new friends! It's fun (and easy) to check out other blogs via bloghops. I think it's a brilliant idea to set up a place to meet and greet other bloggers and what's more, you can follow if you wish!

If you landed for the first time here on my little p(a)lace, let me introduce myself:

I'm a thirthyish single lady who thinks she's living a conundrum life, who wants to unravel the world through random pictures and sporadic thoughts. There's more here.

 If you decide to follow me, just holler and I'll follow back!

Basically the rules are:

1. Follow the host and any other blog you find interesting.

2. Tell them that you're following (they might follow you back ::wink::)

3. Tell something about the bloghop to spread the word.

4. Link up your blog , put the hop button on the sidebar or in the main post (so other hoppers will know)

5. Click on the button to start and click away! Cheers!

My Wee View

The Girl Creative and The Trendy Treehouse




Qoute of the Day -- Pay it forward

"The point is not to pay back kindness but to pass it on."
– Julia Alvarez

About Julia Alvarez

Dominican-American author Julia Alvarez is best known for her novels, How the GarcĂ­a Girls Lost Their Accents, about sisters adjusting to life in the US, and In the Time of the Butterflies, the tragic life story of the anti-Trujillo activists, the Mirabal sisters. Born in New York in 1950, she was raised in the Dominican Republic until she was ten, when her family fled the country. She and her husband live in Vermont and run a sustainable coffee farm/literacy center in the Dominican Republic.


Letters of Intent 06.25.2010

Dear Facebook Poser,

You who created an account with my name and wrote a defamatory profile of me, I pity you.
Of course, you won't admit it. BUT.I.KNOW.WHO.YOU.ARE.
Everyone must move on, so why don't you?

Good luck,

Dear Teddy,

How I wish you would pick up your socks --
and help with the laundry --
and not be so taciturn most of the time --

I'm glad though, that you appreciate my cooking --
that we can still find the time to talk in the mornings, despite our busy schedules --
that after the "chaos" last Decemebr, we are slowly settling in...

And I love you for all these things.

I hope you know.


Dear Mr. Time,

Please be so kind to my parents, now that they are old. Give them more of you.


What do you crave?

You Crave Adventure

You don't need a lot to be happy, but the same old thing won't satisfy you.

You need to get your blood pumping and your heart racing from time to time. You life for adventure.

It's somewhat easy for you to get stuck in a rut, but luckily you are good at shaking things up!

You can find thrills in even the most boring situations. It's all about perspective.

Buzzing on

Do you want to increase your followers?

Come and Buzz on by Thursday!

This fabulous bloghop is hosted by Fashionably Organized and The Two Savvy Sisters!

Check out the rules here.

Sunset Frame at Taman Dasau Desa

outside the window
darkness falls, the shadows come
to cloak us and rest


... and go visit Jenny Matlock and her Alphabe-Thursday, it sure is FUN!

Happy Haiku-versary, Jenn!

Join the fun!

Welcome to “Sensational Haiku Wednesday!”

This week’s theme is: Challenge!

to be unsure again
be challenged, rise to the bait!
and test your limits

 Next week’s theme: Travel

Happy Haiku-versary to ALL!

 (and if you join, tell Jenn I sent you! xoxo)
Click here for info and background on this weekly event!
The basics:
Haiku is simple! It is 3 non-rhyming lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables respectively (a great way to use your fingers!)

Gunung Lang

Waterfalls can only be appreciated in the distance, with its height and magnificence. It makes you wonder what water it  was yesterday, or will be tomorrow, or the next moment... the waters forever new.

Gunung Lang Waterfall, Ipoh, MY (with permission from FB Iya)


Come and join ABC Wednesday!

Check out Southern Dreamer's Outdoor Wednesday here for more fantastic places.

Tuesday Events

Check this fun Tuesday events!

Find  Chelsea at Twee Poppets and her Tuesday Tag-AlongTo join, you can click here!

Familylicious Reviews

to meet new fun friends!
Just click on the Trailing Tuesdays button

...and come follow me! Just holler and I'll follow you back!

Be an A-lister!

As The Blogger's Concierge, Gigi of KludgyMom and Melissa of Miel et Lait
is hunting for The A-List! Each week, one blog will be featured  on The Blogger's Concierge and I want to be an A-Lister!

Now, why would I be an A-Lister?

Because I like to write, that's why! I work with numbers 10 hours max a day (being a part of Finance Department of a manufacturing company), and writing and reading are my de-stressors. There is such comfort in the written word, you can play it your mind in silence.

I'd say I'm still a fledgling blogger with so much to learn still, as you can see here. I like sharing my world through random pictures (take a peek here, if you would) and at times, would try to express my thoughts randomly, like here and there.

This blog started only as a curiosity, when I saw a couple of Friendster friends doing this this thing called online journal. One of my first post was about the Art of Breaking Up, for my friend going through a heartbreak. At first, I thought I would post only the darker side of me, like, if I hate someone or angry over something I have a little anonymous place I could vent the heat , thus, this blog was called fickleinpink, the dark side. Fickle, because maybe I can change my mind at will act according to circumstance, and pink, because I'm a girl (take note: not baby pink, but dark pink). But as I  my blog went on and my followers (small as it maybe) grew, my view of the world grew, too. There's is so much to see here in the blogosphere, and I wish to see more! Soon this place became my sanctuary, with my online friends!

Do you want to be a part of this exciting group? All you have to do is post about you and your blog, and why you should be an A-Lister, too! Click here or the rules

Follow Me Back Tuesday # 2

Follow Me Back Tuesday is another day of the week that you can gain more followers and find other great blogs to follow on a weekly basis. Follow Me Back Tuesday is hosted by Survey Junkie, Little Yaya's, Review Retreat and Boobies, Babies & A Blog

Come and join, this is a great place to find new friends and check out other great blogs!

 Follow Me Back Tuesday 

 How it Works
1. Follow all 4 hostesses above, then as many other blogs as you would like (Be Sure To Comment So We Know Who/Where To Follow Back) .
2. Add your blog to the list (only have to add once ). *NOT YOUR BLOG HOP
3. Grab our button and the link code to post on your blog.
4. After you follow a new blog make sure you leave them a comment letting them know that you are now a follower so that they can follow you back, and please follow others back if they leave you a comment that they follow you.
5. We would love for you to help spread the word by creating a Follow Me Back Tuesday Blog Post. It will certainly help spread the word faster, which will lead to more blog followers!

    See ya all!

    Moving Forward

    KL, MY

    We are always on the move. Moving in, moving out, moving on...And if we stop, the world doesn't stop with us. We have to keep on.

    We can only find silence and stillness within.


    Another thought:

    Trains are so final! Once you boarded, you can't turn around, reverse, it must finish the whole track!

    My contribution for the following carnivals. Just click on the buttons to join or see other exciting posts! This is fun!


    Music Monday -- Passenger Seat by Death Cab for Cutie

    I roll the window down
    And then begin to breathe in
    The darkest country road
    And the strong scent of evergreen
    From the passenger seat as you are driving me home.

    Then looking upwards
    I strain my eyes and try
    To tell the difference between shooting stars and satellites
    From the passenger seat as you are driving me home.

    "Do they collide?"
    I ask and you smile.
    With my feet on the dash
    The world doesn't matter.

    When you feel embarrassed then I'll be your pride
    When you need directions then I'll be the guide
    For all time.
    For all time.

    Six Word Saturday - Stressed

    Audit season once again. Stressed,stressed!

    It's been a week since the last time I opened my blog. Arrgh! I didn't even peeked since the 6th.

    Our company books will be under perusal of our auditors this whole month, and so I'm staying late in the office most days.

    Anyway, I hope everyone to have a great weekend nonetheless.


    Your Soul Is Connected to the Fall

    You are a somewhat sensitive soul with a tough exterior. You are street smart and wise about the world.

    You have the heart of a poet, but you're not too eager to let anyone else see it.

    You are very creative and deeply talented. You are still looking for the perfect outlet for your expression.

    You embrace change and think the cycles of life are beautiful. You don't shrink away from the darker elements of life.


    Follow Me Friday Bloghop

    It's meet and greet time! Find new friends here!

    Hosted by:


    if you landed here through Follow Me Friday, come and look around my place! A little shabby but I hope you will enjoy your stay. Just holler if you decide to follow so I can return the favor, too!

    Happy weekend!

    Friday Quotes

    "He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying."

    – Friedrich Nietzsche

    Cheesy days and gray hair

    Today, I found ONE gray hair standing out on my temple --

    --and it freaked the hell out of me!


    I was fussing about it SECRETLY (as I don't want to broadcast it), Teddy reached for a kiss as he went out the door this morning.

    I felt better then and rushed back to the mirror to inspect ME more closely.

    Prominent wrinkles? None yet except when I smile, and it appears as fine lines in my eyes. Skin? Smooth to the touch, thank God for good genes. A little flab  love handle on the side, but what do you expect from a stressed chocolate lover? Besides, Teddy likes a little meat on me. So I think I'm still okay.

    Well, anyways.

    I'm thinking of a NOW post for my NaBloPoMo, and I can't think much is happening in my life right now, except THAT minor incident of the gray hair.

    So I googled  what's happening around the world today.

    And I found out that today is Cheese Day! Yay, I love cheeses, especially mozzarella on pizza and cheddar on my pasta and edam on Christmas!

    Another question: Do you love fables, when you were little and now that you little ones?  'Cause today is AESOP's birthday! Find here the list of Aesop's fables.

    NaBloPoMo Day #3
    writing prompts for the day of June here.

    NaBloPoMo #3 - Freedom is...

    ...the ability to be, without being afraid of being "not"

    ...the soft wind whipping at your face that smell of newly cut grass and sun

    ...the ability to laugh as you get up and dust yourself off after a fall

    ...the purr of the engine as your car gears slows down the bend and the exhilaration as it speeds up

    ...the ability to love without boundaries and prejudice, and live a life of meaning (at least meaningful to someone)

    NaBloPoMo #3 post
    find writing prompts everyday of June here

    NaBloPoMo #2 - My favorite poem


    We are the clouds that veil the midnight moon;
    How restlessly they speed, and gleam, and quiver,
    Streaking the darkness radiantly!--yet soon
    Night closes round, and they are lost forever:

    Or like forgotten lyres, whose dissonant strings
    Give various response to each varying blast,
    To whose frail frame no second motion brings
    One mood or modulation like the last. We rest.--

    A dream has power to poison sleep;
    We rise.--One wandering thought pollutes the day;
    We feel, conceive or reason, laugh or weep;
    Embrace fond foe, or cast our cares away:

    It is the same!--For, be it joy or sorrow,
    The path of its departure still is free:
    Man's yesterday may ne'er be like his morrow;
    Nought may endure but Mutability. 

    This is what life about. Change.
    NaBloPoMo #2 post
    find writing prompts everyday of June here

    Senasational Haiku -- Milestones

    Join the fun!

    Welcome to “Sensational Haiku Wednesday!”

    Click here for info and background on this weekly event!
    The basics:
    Haiku is simple! It is 3 non-rhyming lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables respectively (a great way to use your fingers!)

    This week’s theme is: Milestones

    heartaches or not,
    make a stake in our lives
    one after the other




    Next week’s theme: Freestyle! Whatever you want! 

    My ABC Wednesday : T is for......Toilet!

    The highest toilet bowl in the Philippines at Mt. Apo.

    Come and join ABC Wednesday!

    Check out Southern Dreamer's Outdoor Wednesday here for more fantastic places.
    it's always Wordless Wednesday everyday!

    When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

    I wanted to be a detective, like a lady Dick Tracy.

    "Foolish girl!', anyone who heard me would say.

    Or a striptease.

    But in an Asian culture such as ours, well, that is not to be talked or thought about. 

    Oh Well.

    Teachers are cool and so I thought  that I could be one, too. My teachers would smile proudly and elders would nod and say, "that's good".But when I still wanted to take up a teaching course in college, my parents would say, "that's all work and little pay..."

    So I stacked it behind my all other priorities. I took up an industrial course instead.

    What now?

    It's the 1st of June already, how time flies!

    I'm here at the office, reconciling accounting items for our month-end activities when "it" suddenly popped in my mind.

    "It" being the question, "what now?"

    talking about mind wandering off to other things...

    right now...

    I'm at that point in my career where I want to quit but I can't, mainly due to financial security it provides me.

    I'm at that point in my relationship where we are still trying things out, where I wish I could push things a bit but my pride won't let me.

    I'm at this point in my where I wanted to be somewhere else but I'm chained here.

    I feel like like I'm just coasting along.

    So, what now?

    Bottom line: I don't know.


    OK, back to work.

    Roses with thorns, or thorns with roses?

    "Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses."

                                                            – Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr