The Best Thing and The Only Way

I

Before the day I saw you

I didn’t believe that love at first sight was true

You are so simple yet so beautiful

Serious yet so jolly and cool

II

We became friends easily

We talked to each other frequently

I was slowly falling in love with you

Although I didn’t know what to do

III

With you cheering for me

I could be the best that I can be

I would forever treasure that moment

Meeting you is a life-changing event

IV

Hiding my feelings from you

May be the best thing to do

If that would make you stay

Then I think it is the only way

My Love for a Stranger

I

You came to my life as a stranger

I thought that all you would bring is danger

But that thought vanished when you smiled at me

I smiled back then I suddenly felt happy

II

We got along as days and months passed by

When I’m with you, time would really fly

Your words and presence make me strong

You make me feel that I really belong

III

You comfort me when I feel bad

You make me smile when I am sad

I am now slowly falling for you

I do not know what to do

IV

I hope that you’ll stay here beside me

You’re the person I always want to see

I can’t imagine my life without you

I would do anything just to be with you

Hidden Identity

*sigh*

It’s been a week since I last posted an entry on my blog. School stuff totally consumed me these past few days.

I promise to write an entry (that would not be a poem) maybe 2-3 days from now. I’ll just let these schoolworks pass and then I could go back to blogging.

For the mean time, enjoy this poem, written two years ago, that I randomly chose from my small collection of old poems.

I thought that you’ll save me from this darkness

But you just worsen my sadness

I didn’t know your true identity

Until you ignored me and left suddenly

II

I thought that you’re the one for me

I thought that you’ll complete me

But first impressions never last

Because everything changes so fast

III

It looks like nothing had happened between us

I sacrificed everything for both of us

I do not know what to do anymore

My eyes and heart feel very sore

IV

The pain that I’m experiencing

Is it the consequence of loving? 

I can’t stop thinking about you

Maybe because I still have some feelings for you

 

 

It’s Been A Long Time

It has been more than a week since my last post.

For the past week I realized two things. First, I am not really lucky at all. Second, I just realized how hard it is to make a blog entry when you have so many things to do at school. Argh, the hardships of being a college student.

Anyway, still got a ton of things to do so I’ll just post a poem…..again. I hope you’ll enjoy.

 

I

It’s been a long time since I last saw you

For the past years I’ve thought of no one but you

I’ve missed the things we did together

All those times when were happy with each other

II

It’s been a long time since I last saw you

I have a lot of stories to tell to you

I want to know how you are today

I want to hear every word you’ll say

III

It’s been a long time since I last saw you

I have missed every bit of you

I hope that you are now here to stay

‘Cause I can not live my life when you’re away

Too Hard To Let Go

It has been almost three days since I last posted an entry. I have been very busy these past few days especially this past weekend.

A lot of school works ahead of me so I’ll just post another poem. Hope you enjoy.

My life was synonymous to nothing

Until you came and brought meaning to everything

Meeting you was the best thing that ever happened to me

You changed me and made me the best that I could be

II

We were very happy with each other

I thought that we would be together forever

But one day you suddenly went cold towards me

You started to make excuses and ignore me

III

Then you just left without even saying anything

You took everything and left me with nothing

I do not know what to do anymore

My mind and heart felt very sore

IV

It pains me to think of what happened to us

So I just decided to forget and leave it as it was

But there is one thing that we must all know

Once we fall in love it would be hard to let go

I Hope You Do

DAY 8 

I

Love can never be explained

Love can never be contained

Love can never be destroyed

Love can never be a void

II

Loving someone must be taken seriously

Loving someone must be done honestly

Loving someone must have no exemptions

Loving someone must be our own decision

III

You are the sweetest person I’ve ever met

You are the person who’s hard to forget

You are the person who changed my life

You are the love of my life

IV

Loving you changed me forever

Loving you brought heaven and earth together

Loving you is what I would always do

Loving you and hoping you do love me too

Lies, Life and Love

DAY 7

I

Sitting alone in this cold dark night

I could not see a thing around me

Not even a light or a shadow in my sight

I afraid of what’s gonna happen to me

II

I covered my ears and closed my eyes

I let the tears fall down

Hoping that tomorrow would bring something nice

And not something that would make me frown

III

A new day, a new life, a new heart

Gone are those lies that made me believe

I feel like I just lost another part

But I need to stand up and live

You Are My Light

DAY 6 – I wasn’t able to think of a topic for my blog entry today because I have been so busy the whole day with my school works that are due this week so I’ll just post a poem that I wrote for ‘someone’ four years ago.

Back then I used to write poems that would rhyme and this is an example. It’s cheesy but I still hope you guys would enjoy reading it.

I

When darkness and sadness surround me

I can’t be who I wanted to be

My view is always shrouded

The path to my goal is always obstructed

II

When everything was lost and gone

When loneliness sucked out all the fun

You came and shone upon me your light

Light that inspired me and pushed me to fight

III

Being with you removes all the sadness

Looking at you gives me so much happiness

Your eyes calm the raging sea inside me

You’re the person who I always wanted to see

IV

Please don’t leave me in this darkness

I do not want to feel a little less

Hold my hand and look at me

I just want to say how important you are to me

The People’s Champ

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Photo Credit: Nike

“I was just doing my job in the ring and doing my best to make people happy” – Manny Pacquiao

DAY 5 – I was reading some news in the internet when I saw this article saying that Manny Pacquiao was showing signs of Parkinson’s disease, a disorder of the nervous system. Manny, of course, denied it and said, “I’m fit and OK.”

Manny Pacquiao started his boxing career as an amateur in Manila when he was just 14 years old. He entered this sport to support his mother and siblings back in General Santos City. At the age of 16, Pacquiao fought his first professional bout. He won via unanimous division against a Filipino opponent. He then would go on and win 10 more before going down on the third round of another fight against a Filipino. Manny’s second defeat and knockout would come after four years against a Thai boxer in 1999. He then would win 13 fights before losing again. Pacquiao was now world-renowned when he suffered his third loss in 44 bouts in the hands of Mexican boxer Erik Morales. Manny Pacquiao would then win another 15 fights before losing his last two. The latest against his ‘rival’, Juan Manuel Marquez via a 6th round KO that shook not only Pacquiao, but also the whole world.

Some fans say that Manny should retire now before something bad happen to him. Some say he should fight once more against Marquez. Some say he has nothing to prove anymore. Some say he needs to prove that he is still the Pound-for-Pound King.  Some say he should fight Marquez, defeat him, then fight Floyd Mayweather to end the speculations once and for all.

Manny just turned 34 last December. Here comes me again saying that he is not getting younger each day but it’s true. Unlike what I said about basketball players on my last entry, boxers who are past their prime would have this increasing risk for their lives because of getting hit in the head thousands of times. Aside from Parkinson’s disease, there is this disease that almost have the same symptoms and boxers are its usual victims. It is called Dementia Pugilistica or just dementia. It is a common disease among boxers because it is usually caused by repeated blows to the head that could cause multiple concussions. Same as Parkinson’s, boxers suffering from dementia may have speech and motor problems.

Manny Pacquiao, just like all the other boxers, is not safe from these diseases may it be Parkinson’s or dementia. No matter how healthy their bodies are or how intense their conditioning is as long as they are there on the ring, fighting and punching each other, they are not safe.

So I think this decision would rest on Manny’s conscience. Would he be willing to sacrifice his life to earn more money, more respect, more pride? Or would he remove those gloves, return to his family and enjoy the rest of his life with them.

For me, as a ‘kababayan’, I think Manny should stop now. Money is not important to him anymore. And in contrary to what his critics say, I think Manny does not have anything to prove to us anymore. He already showed us how great he is and I think those 54 wins could prove it.

ECONOMICS

  • In Philippines, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said that the increase in the prices of liquor and tobacco products because of the sin tax bill won’t affect inflation. BSP Governor Amando Tetangco added that it wouldn’t have an effect because liquor and tobacco is just a small part of the consumer price index. – Higher prices of…. on ABS-CBN News
  • In America, Federal Reserve officials said the the Fed is starting to think of ending the purchase of assets. One official said the a decrease in the unemployment rate could be a substantial reason for the Fed to think of stopping the purchase of Treasury bills and other securities. – Fed officials sugg…. on Yahoo

Sources used for the article: Wikipedia, ESPN, Yahoo

The Black Mamba

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“I don’t want to be the next Michael Jordan, I only want to be Kobe Bryant” 

DAY 4 – I was watching the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers on t.v. when I saw THIS. I suddenly asked myself, “How old is Kobe again?” Then I realized that he’s already 34. 34 years old guys! I know. Some of you would say that 34 is not that old but can you find another person today that could still do that at 34? I don’t think so.

About 10 years ago when this friend of mine approached me at school and asked me if I knew who Kobe Bryant was. I said, “Kobe who?” After that he left me and never talked to me again. Actually no, he returned because he asked for his ballpen. Then he never talked to me again. Anyway. There. So when I went home I searched for “kobe” in the internet. The results were all beef, can you believe that? I was puzzled so I tried searching for “Kobe Bryant” instead and there, this Los Angeles Laker wearing number 8 came out on the screen. I started watching some of his games including the games that brought Kobe his second straight championship. Of course, the Lakers would go on to win the championship on the next season completing a rare 3-peat. And then would win again on seasons 2008-2009 and 2009-2010.

Kobe Bryant achieved mind-boggling feats as his career went on. In 2003, in a game against the Seattle Supersonics (now Oklahoma City Thunder), Kobe made 12 3-point field goals to tie Donyell Marshall as the only players in NBA history with the most 3-point field goals made in a game. In 2006, Kobe scored 81 points in a game against the Toronto Raptors. It is the second highest output in a game in NBA history. The highest is 100 points by Wilt Chamberlain. As of now, Kobe holds the record for the youngest player to reach the 20,000-point and 25,000-point barrier. And just recently, Kobe became the youngest to eclipse the 30,000-point mark. In a game against the New Orleans Hornets December last year, needing 13 points to reach 30,000, Bryant scored 17 in the first half and finish with 29 in the game to achieve the feat.

Some would say that Kobe is the best player. I think no, he is not, but he is on his way to being one. For me, Michael Jordan is still the best player ever to step on the hardwood. I think that for Kobe to beat MJ as the best, he needs to overtake, if not, at least match everything Jordan did including those six rings and those six MVPs but he needs to hurry up because he is already 34 and he is not getting any younger each day.

For you guys, who do you think is the best player to ever grace the court?

ECONOMICS

  • In UK, the CIPS/Markit PMI for services went down from 50.2 to 48.9, surpassing the 50-point mark which separates economic expansion from contraction. Services sector accounts for three-quarters of Britain’s economy. The 48.9 mark is the lowest in two years. Economists say that if this continue, UK’s economy might go on a triple dip recession and they may lose their triple-A credit rating. – UK service sect…. on The Guardian
  • In America, after a series of ups and downs this past week, one of the three major stock indices closed at a new bull market high. S&P 500 index closed at 1,466.47 points, 4.6% higher than the previous close last December 28. Dow Jones closed at 13,435.21 while NASDAQ closed at 3,101.66 up 3.8% and 4.8%, respectively. – Stocks: S%P 500…. on USA Today
  • In Philippines, investors are preparing for a much greater year for real estate. In the latter part of 2012, revenue from real estate increased by almost 19% making it the fastest growing industry in our country. Real estate companies are pointing out two reasons for this real estate boom. The first one is the continuous increase of BPOs in our country that boosts the construction of commercial buildings. The second one is the increase in the number of OFWs buying condominiums for investment. – Banner year for…. on Yahoo

Sources used in the article: NBA, ESPN, Wikipedia