family

UNPLUGGED

OR to your love ones, or to that girl you always want to go out with, or just maybe LIVE LIFE.

 

Woke up to a Friday morning realizing that tomorrow would be the last day of November. I actually grinned at the thought that I’ll be getting my 13th month pay two weeks from now, Finally I’m rich again!
Feeling confident that I have a few cash to spend I checked my phone for my updates, I got a few work related (of course),  a whole bunch of paper works and bigger bunch of promises that was undone.
Yes! I have a pile of things-to-do that I haven’t done or even started doing  this year. My unchecked 2013 list has a lot of.. un-check?

Called my pal and started talking about the plans that we made last year, and he too has been complacent on his list, Honestly its just a simple list of things that I planned of doing  for my friends and family, its not like a rich-quick-plan or transform-your-boring-corolla-to-a-sports-car.

We found out, were just stressed..not primarily from work but of spending more time idling. Social networks, gadgets and primarily the technology invasion to our modern society. I found out I spend more time texting or chatting rather than meeting them.

I spend more time in front of the couch rather than going outside and playing some hoops, WHY? because I’m tired from work? Nah! I’m just not that inspired, there’s no drive at all.
I just don’t want to because in the back of my head there’s a couch, a tv, my laptop, my ipad and a whole lot of things that could entertain me.

I have been a modern couch potato, a gadget man- whore and a networking/chat lover.  I have to do something! Disgusted by my sloth y ways (pun intended);) I am now UNPLUGGING. YES! vacation from all the things that I deemed comfortable and easy.This is only for December though, I have a list of unchecked things to DO!

Like any man I know I can’t do this myself, I need support! a few persons I can call if ever google might try to seduce me; So whom did I ask?, well for starters,  this blog is  named as SHIN, SHII and YUNKAI right, so they are the first one on my list.

They were not in it at first, especially SHII who is a gamer, but I know I had to make them see how important it is, how personal relationship is much more important than the blogosphere, than you’re followers and chat mates that you’ll never going to see in person. That the person that is more important is the one that would lay out their time for you, palpable, breathing right in front your eyes. That is your network, your RELATIONSHIPS.

At the end of my inspiring speech they finally said yes, TIME TO UNPLUG! We set up a list of rules and of course a few exceptions, such as:

NO Yahoo Messenger or Skype
Texting is allowed at minimal; only for planning for meetings, hangouts or for responding, not as a way for conversation.
DEACTIVATE Facebook
NO Instagram
NO Twitter
NO WORDPRESS or any form of blogging
No Yahoo news or any of that sort, UNLESS its for purchasing tours, trips or planning an event, community work or a hangout.
Watching television must be done only for watching news, if there’s a show or a game, a friend or family companion is a MUST.
GO out, hang out, BUILD PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
Email, are for work related issues only; UNLESS for sending letters to close friends or relatives who are abroad.
CALL don’t just TEXT

And last one that Shin thought of adding to the list, WRITE A LETTER, instead of just giving a gift this holiday why not write a letter to that special person. (shin’s a bit of a hopeless romantic)

It’s past 1 pm GMT+8, I am unplugging after this post. I feel a dread, like a pet dying, or my first car getting trashed.

Bye for now wordpress, I have to reconnect and share stories with the people in my life first, then maybe I could reconnect with you once again.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
from US ( SHIN, SHII, EPOL and YUNKAI)

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Secrets

Inside the four walls
I crept and hide
from a monstrous curse
that runs amok with pride
A past that’s full of hurt and disdain
a house that imprisons
and kills a soul with hate.
Alms for love, mercy from God
plights and cries to the heavens above
Please heed and listen
as I lift off the stain
from this forsaken soul
that only wishes to be save.

 

Kwento ng Tahanan

Sa lumang tumba tumba
ako’y naidlip
kahapong mga pangako
dahan daha’y nagpasilip.

Mga ngiti at tawa
ng tunay na pagibig
at tunog ng kampana
sa ‘sang pagiisang dibdib

Ngiti’y sumilay at di maalis alis
yakap na walang kasing higpit,
Di rin naglaon, tuwa’y nadagdagan
sa supling na biyaya ng kadakilaan.

Kaya nga’t sa trabaho ama’y tumutok
responsibilidad sa araw araw ay sumusubok
inang pagod sa trabaho’y lagi ding pumapasan
sa anak at asawa’y nagpaka uliran.

Di rin nagtagal at taon ay lumipas
batang munti lumaki ang bulas
ipon ni ama ay kanyang sinamsam
pagka’t buhay sa kanluran kanyang inaasam

Pera, posisyon at mga ari-arian
mundo’y inangkin at pinagpaguran,
sariling landas ay kanilang binuo
pangako sa naiwan tuluyang naglaho.

Naglaon nga’y dumating
ang ambisyon ay tila nabitin
dahil sa isang sulat nagbabatid
tahanang nilisan tila naghihinagpis

Sa pagdating nga’y sa kanila’y bumungad
sa lumang tumba tumba siya’y nakaupo,
‘sang matandang babae na nakayuko
luha ng ina sa kanila’y sumalubong
pagkat ama’y nagpaalam na at nakakahon.

Pasensya na kung bitin at parang minadali…
nahirapan na akong tapusin ang kwento :p
any suggestion?

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The family that screams together

I’m not a party girl, never been one and not really interested in being one.
I love going out to parks, out-of-town trips and just some place where I can get me some cup of coffee and lounge for long hours.

Tonight is a usual night, hanging out with the family, friends or relatives. its my moms birthday so we all just had a hearty dinner and gossip to our hearts content.
Our usual bonding time is dinner, sometimes even lunch but that would mean karaoke plus Queen/Scorpion/Barry Manilow/Asin medley up until dinner time and that would include some liquor on the side. ( wine for jutanders and ginmix or red horse for us yuppies )

Since it’s a normal gathering, we only had dinner and some sweets to go with during movie time. Now here’s the deal with our movie time, we would set up our HD surround sound system, turn the lights off and let the house shake. And whats better with that mix is a screamer film.

Yeah were into that genre, were actually looking for those screamer type. When everyone is shrieking in surprise, that’s when you know everyone’s enjoying the family bond 😉 . And here’s the deal with the usual ghoul films, as Ive said ghoul types so it’s basically supernatural in elements and not a slasher/ psycho film. Supernatural films are trending the hair on the ceiling seen, yes! when the character is scared enough that  her/his face is  so close on the cam that you can actually hear them breathing, then suddenly out of nowhere, from the back, a long silky straight black hair ( that looks like a from a shampoo commercial ) would dangle from the ceiling..and on  cue everyone would shout

 

SA LIKOD MO!!! ( at your back!!! )

Kids would hide their faces with a pillow, youngsters would scream, oldies would scream as well and my beloved sister would laugh her ass off on how pathetic we all look.

 

On the other hand, slasher types are always into the sexy girl with white top running for her life with an ax/bow/chainsaw psychotic physically disfigured dude scowling after her because she just made a cut into his face and because it’s really painful for him. (c’mon try to give a ‘lil sympathy here, wouldn’t you feel the same )

Of course  my  beloved bloodline would scream.. TAKBO!!! (run!!! ) while I stare  in daze, not moving, not even breathing.

 

 

Dont you love family nights? 😛

Summer roots

It is indeed a privilege for anyone to get in touch with their roots, to discover their ancestry and see the places that mattered to the people who brought them up.

Last April of 2012 , I got a Super ferry ticket going to Cebu, according to my aunt and cousins we’ll be going to Cebu then Leyte.  Excitement crept inside me, I’m going to be a traveler at last! I actually hate it when people assumed the position of a tourist than a traveler, for me you get to experience the place more when you immerse yourself and let go of the comfort you have.  But to my surprise it’s not the same feeling that I get, because  it was  more of a homecoming.

The morning starts at 6 am, roosters waking you up and chit chats from geriatric on the road can be heard all the way to our makeshift room.  The smell of burnt wood is a norm during meal time, humid in the afternoon yet cold at night, as the pieces of  bamboo let the room breathe as well as our tired bodies. The Pagal clan is a big one, everybody knows at least one Pagal, it also dawned on me that I am also part of that long heritage of Salar and Godes.  My aunt would suddenly just come up to us and say “” uy halika dito puntahan natin tiya at tiyo niyo” or ” kapatid/pinsan/apo ng lolo niyo siya” or the most used would be ” pinsan namin siya” all ending with exclamation and a hyped up energy.

Ayayay!

It was pure chaos.

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You have the neighborhood to entertain you, visitors flooding in for small talk or  even just to see you; it was actually fun and overwhelming, my cousin would joke around and comment that perhaps people are saying ” uyy andito pala si zanjoe marudo” in which we all just laughed off.

Dozen of happy faces welcomed us, asked us to sit with them, talk to them, eat with them and share a small piece of their life just to make us feel welcomed and comfortable.   It was  so humbling, I who have more in life, get to feel in awe that they who have less could you make you feel things that no money nor comfort could ever buy.