Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sat. night blues

Because I'm kinda bored tonight I decided to grab a drink and chips while watching old movies from HBO. I know I've been missing vodka a lot, but this is not the one I'm looking for! Yikes! it tastes like gin with a twist of apple. Take a closer look...

Antonov vodka mixed drink apple flavor

Low alcohol content - 5%\
Retails @ 28 PHP
Carbonated water
Vodka alcohol
Premium sugar
Apple flavor
Glycerin, Malic acid.

I'm a fan of mixed drinks but this one is an exception, I didnt finish the entire bottle I simply can't stand its bitterness. For me nothing beats Vodka cruiser. tsk! :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Grandmas's Day

November is the month where all of us visit our departed love ones. For years I got used to going to the cemetery and spent my entire day with some relatives, it has been a tradition in our family every year, I’m visiting my mom so I never fail to be there every November 1st. But this time I decided to go somewhere else, I know my mom will totally understand me for this as I will be visiting my 93 year old grandmother.  Yeah you read it right she’s 93 years old and still alive and kicking (I always see her as a strong woman) It has been 3 years since I last visited her, And there are random thoughts in my mind that she might not remember me anymore. But I’m so wrong! Her memory is so sharp she still remembers all of us, she still have a clear memory of every birthdays, wedding dates, death anniversaries etc… She’s living in a small island in of Alabat Quezon (this is where my mom spent her childhood days). Going there is really no joke! Its 7 hours away from manila, and aside from all the zigzag and bumpy roads. You also need to cross Lamon bay to be able to reach the island. Take note the weather is not good when we board the RORO There are strong wind and waves, that made me felt so dizzy. Thanks to Vicks inhaler I didn’t throw up! (Yikes) it’s been a tiring weekend for me… But seeing my Lola again, her smile, the spark in her eyes and hearing her very soft voice as she tell stories about our memories together is all worth it.
I have a strong respect for old people, I always believe they possessed great wisdom from all life’s experiences and the young ones like us are just trying hard pretending to know everything! J I know Lola is so touched when she saw me, I can see it in her eyes. That’s why it’s really hard to say goodbye, it’s not easy to do but sometimes we just have to…

 Here’s our photo with Lola…

With lola and cousins

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I am a Woman

I am a woman …

I am a woman of essence, a woman of kindness
I strive to open my mind and my heart
I long to make known my feelings and my thoughts
I am a woman of power and strong will
I believe in making the wrong’s right, I trust in open eyes
I view the angels of love; I touch the petals of care.
I am a woman of nature, a woman of water
I feel the tree from a distance and smell the river from far away
All that heaven is and that earth is not
A woman with vision and action
From above clouds are dancing, I envision a ball room fill with white
White, the meaning of pureness. White the road of innocence.
From above I see sea shells in a rainbow of colors; I see leaves of autumn air
A day light that brings so much, a day rain with sympathy, a tear drop fill with hope
All that love may bring, all that tears may erase
All that a child represents in a small town.
Yes I am a woman of simplicity and empathy
I am a question to all others and the answer is yet to be found
I am an example for my country and humanity
I am the reason and the exception, I am …
All the things here within,
What is out there to be fixed
The blue and the red
The black and the white
The yellow and the green
The orange and the pink       
I am the rainbow, here, now and then.

By: Michka Guerrier