Saturday, February 28
Sunrise was clear, calm and a bit warm. Last week was, for the most part, rainy so a sunny day like this surely is welcome. I think it's good to have day with nothing to do..to relax, unwind but definitely I wouldnt enjoy it if it's more than one day because as today dragged, it became boring already. I guess I'm used to hectic days at the office. I think this post is boring too. I'll try again tomorrow.
Friday, February 27
I'll be posting more about "Sui-slide" soon.
Saturday, February 21
How many times did I tell myself this? Not many 'cause I know it won't work. I need someone else to convince me that it could work and to push me hard enough into doing it. Maybe I lack passion for art. Maybe I need to study painting...attend school. I did have some "painting" lessons before but it was for interior design plates...all we painted were chairs, throw pillows, houseplants, curtains, etc.. So I was not taught about composition..why, I don't even know what I don't know! And books don't tell everything.
The bottom line: it's not that I don't have time. I just don't think I could.
As you can see, I am learning how to upload images (see it on previous post entitled Epol) ..again with a little help from my friends. That was easy. So all those pictures that I took years ago would come to life again. So you would have a glimpse of the place I call home. Now if I just could find them...
Friday, February 20
So what’s stopping you? A friend asked. What more do you need?
Water. I answered.
Heh! she uttered.
Rags and pencils?
I’m afraid I can’t do it, I said, trying to look as if I was joking.
No, she said, you’re just plain lazy.
Maybe. Maybe not. But the truth is, I’m out of practice. Why, I can’t even draw anymore!!
So, even if I have to start learning again, somehow I just have to push myself because my friend was right. I am lazy. Or not motivated enough.
Tuesday, February 17
Peter Paul. Epol for short. It used to be Epoy but his dad didn’t want it because from where he is, Epoy means someone gullible and naive and Epol is not. In fact, he’s the opposite. Teach him something once and that’s all you need to do. When he was still eight or nine months old, when he’s sleepy, I used to carry him and walk around the house singing my favorite songs. About two months after, he was learning to talk, mostly in last syllables…like when you ask him to identify a flower and you would supply the first..you’d say or-? and he would say kud and then that would make my day..
grandma here is a blogsite authored by a 62 year old lady. I was intrigued by the name that I clicked it right away and I am glad i did. It’s like finding a new path homeward.
I always thought writing a haiku was fun. Now I find it more than fun. It’s more like a dare..a challenge for you to try writing haiku. Simple, but not quite that simple.
Grandma advised that haiku should have Kigo (season word)…that it also should be a breath long-meaning, you should be able to read it in one breath. There are many lessons to be learned from grandma…so try visiting her blogsite. I’ll be posting more later.
Just before this post, I visited some of my followed blogs. Starting with Ramblins and then to some of her followers, then to her followers' followed blogs. Whew! It's like being inside a maze or labyrinth, and in two hours time, you barely scratch the surface (pardon the cliche).
Because you threw a pebble on the pond, you get to see the ripples and the bigger the pebble, the farther the ripples go. And Ramblins IS a ROCK! With 61 followers, you never get to see the other end of the labyrinth.
Honestly, I know next to nothing about adds on but Tej and Dal understood this and if not for them and Macky, Jojo and Misael, my site would still look bare...stark.!! Tomorrow, there would be another ...I hope... and when I have enough posts and maybe uploads of my drawings and favorite photos, then this site would look a bit interesting. Who knows?
So to our young and talented staff and OJTs of Auza.Net, thank you and good luck. I am sure your school project will be successful.
Saturday, February 14
Looking outside my window, I saw a bird fluffing his feathers...must be feeling cold. On the street were pools of rain. Coconut fronds, wet and shiny, caught some colors from the neon light across the street. For a while I saw something beautiful..a haiku moment..even on drab days like this. It reminds me of Gyodai's haiku.
falling on leaf
on mounds of leaves
in pools of rain
It's amazing how little instances like this could change your mood..and then you won't mind that much if it still drizzles.