Monday, April 24, 2006

Growing Old with You

I have several friends who have their own families now. Others have kids and they are busy going about their day to day lives. Some are still waiting for their own bundle of joy. And still others are waiting for that “perfect mate”.

In my recent visit to Bali, I came across this couple who brought a smile to my face. While my girlfriends and I were strolling down Kuta beach, we saw many picture-worthy things but the picture of this couple going to the beach every afternoon to catch fish made me hope for a beautiful sunset in life. For the two days we spent in Kuta Beach we saw this couple and just seeing them supporting each other and enjoying those moments they spent together. I was just too shy to take a close up picture of how delighted they were every time the man can catch something in his line. They said they do this every day to relax and at the same time to have something to cook for dinner. Such simple joys in life! I then came to realize that there are still a lot of people who enjoys the simple things in life.

So I guess growing old with someone who enjoys a simple life is worth every step a person takes. I want to dedicate this song by Adam Sandler to that couple I saw in Kuta, Bali.

"Grow Old With You"

I wanna make you smile whenever you're sad

Carry you around when your arthritis is bad

All I wanna do is grow old with you

I'll get your medicine when your tummy aches

Build you a fire if the furnace breaks

Oh it could be so nice, growing old with you

I'll miss you

Kiss you

Give you my coat when you are cold

Need you

Feed you

Even let ya hold the remote control

So let me do the dishes in our kitchen sink

Put you to bed if you've had too much to drink

I could be the man who grows old with you

I wanna grow old with you

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Looking forward

For a working Filipino, it is but normal to look forward for holidays because it is during those times when you actually spend your day doing “meaningful” things.

I on the other hand, I’m looking forward to spending some time with this girlfriend of mine who is coming over to visit Indonesia. I guess everyone who will be visited by a “kababayan” whenever you are away gives this sense of elation. And being free from work can be a relaxing thought especially if all you ever do is work and work.

Oh how I wish Charl can join us for this vacation. But her sked won’t allow her to be with us. Ei, Charlie babe Happy Birthday! Don’t despair someone will come to ease all your heartaches. Just look forward to those days when the sun will smile and give you a warm feeling. It is not very far so just hang in there.

Everyday life unfolds its mysteries and that makes us yearn for tomorrow. Now ain’t it a good feeling to know that we have something to look forward to?

Thursday, April 06, 2006

A Poem for Mikey

Sometimes I tend to ask how come the heart a person possesses leads a person to make false judgements. Is it because the heart never thinks? It just feels and they say feelings can be misleading. But who are we to stop the heart from beating and feeling? Are we truly capable of hampering our hearts from expressing its wants and desires?

I am sharing with you a poem written by this man for that one person he values the most. Can one person love this much? What are you willing to go through for the sake of loving a person? Will you remain faceless or will you boldly declare to the whole world your love for that person who means the whole world to you?

Loving someone is a wonderful thing. When can love be “right” then? I believe we will find enlightenment in the book of truth. Sometimes all it takes is having faith in the truth. Let’s not judge instead let us learn…


When the world gets dark
And you feel that the future is unclear,
Let me be that bright light
That will make all your fears and uncertainties disappear.

When you feel different and that the whole world is against you
And you feel that everyone has deserted you
Just look inside yourself and believe in me,
Because I will never ever leave you.

If for any reason the ones you love betray your trust,
And you face heartaches and disappointment,
I will give all the love in the world that you’ll ever need
Without any condition or resentment.

If all you do is your best and the whole world still frowns upon you
And you feel that they will condemn your actions in any way
I hope you will make it a point to look inside your wonderful self,
And realize that I will be there for you every step of the way.

The past may not have always been kind to you,
And the future might just bring the same fear in you,
From now on you should never be scared,
For I am willing to walk the farthest ends of the earth with you.

There will always be people who will try to bring you down
And try to poison you with things that they try to stress as “right.”
When that happens, just have a little faith,
Hold on to me, and you’ll see our future will always be bright.

And these things that I say will always be true
Because I have found a great person in you.
So smile and embrace the world as you live each passing day
Because “I love you so much,” as I would often say.