Takaw-pansin, takaw-away, takaw-gulo

Minsan, nasumpungan kong yayaing muli ang aking si Papsie at mga anak sa Cubao. Napansin kong naiwanan na pala ako sa tangkad ng mga anak ko. Mas mataas pa sila ngayon sa akin – mga batang dati ay kinakalong ko lamang.

Nagpagupit ng buhok si Kay at may highlights pa. Pinakamaiksi niyang buhok ito sa matagal nang panahon. Bumagay naman sa kanya. Katunayan nga, e, ang dami napapalingon J (Proud mother na naman si Mamá :-O ). Isang binatilyo nga ang nakasalubong niya at muntik na akong mabunggo dahil nakangangang napatitig kay Kay. Pwera biro. Hindi nga namin napigil ni Papsie ang matawa.

Nang nasa ikalawang palapag na kami ng isang department store, humiwalay si Kay sa amin at namili ng babagay na t-shirt kay Daryl (napagliliitan na kasi ni Daryl ang kanyang mga damit). Maya-maya ay patakbong lumapit si Kay, “Ma, nakakatakot.” Tinanong namin kung bakit at sinabing nilapitan daw siya ng tatlong lalaki at nagsabi ng “hi”. Sinundan namin ang direksyon ng kanyang mga mata at ang tatlong lalaki naman ay umiwas ng tingin. Pinuntahan ko ang lugar na kinalalagyan ng t-shirt dahil medium lang ang nakuha ni Kay. Naroon ang tatlong lalaki at tiningnan ko ngunit hindi makatingin. Walang kibo akong namili ng t-shirt pero di ko binalak na sitahin dahil wala namang ginawang masama sa anak ko. Maya-maya pa ay umalis na ang mga lalaki.

Naisip ko na makabubuti din na judo ang P.E. ni Kay kahit na noong una ay bantulot akong iyon ang kanyang kinuha. Makakatulong ito sa kanya kung may aatake sa kanya o may mambabastos o magtatangka ng masama. Pero sabi ko nga sa anak ko, ang judo at iba pang uri ng martial arts ay para sa self-defense at hindi dapat abusuhin. Kung binati lang siya ng “hi” ay walang masama doon. Pwede namang bumati pabalik o huwag na lamang pansinin. Kung hihigit pa dito gaya ng nangyari sa kanya noon, maaring gumamit ng kaalaman sa martial arts kahit anong oras. Hindi rin dapat ipakitang natatakot kahit iyon ang nararamdam, dagdag ko.

Ang martial arts pala ay hindi lamang para sa self-defense. Bukod sa gamit nito sa mga kumpetisyon, ito ay nakatutulong upang lumakas ang pangangatawan (physical fitness) at maging payapa ang kaisipan (mental tranquility).

Bukod nga pala sa mga taong takaw-pansin, mayroon din namang takaw-away o takaw-gulo. Ito yaong mga taong madaling madawit sa isang gulo o away. Ang ipinagtataka ko lamang ay kahit walang ginagawa ang mga taong tulad nito ay nasasabit sa gulo. Tulad na lamang ng isang taong kilala ko na minsang napadaan sa mga tambay na nag-iinuman ay bigla na lamang siyang nasuntok ng isa sa mga tambay. Hindi lamang minsan nangyari ito. Nang minsan nakasakay siya sa isang dyip at may sumakay na mama, bigla na lamang siyang sinuntok sa mukha at pinagbantaan na huwag susunod. Nasa mukha kaya ito? Nasa paraan ng pagtingin? Nasa personalidad?

Hay, naku, hindi ko alam ang sagot. Pero mayroon talagang mga taong takaw-pansin, takaw-away, o takaw-gulo. Palagay ko mas pipiliin ng marami ang maging takaw-pansin.

Gone, and a Cloud in My Heart

Gone – flitted away,
Taken the stars from the night and the sun
From the day!
Gone, and a cloud in my heart.
~Alfred Tennyson

I am missing some friends in the blog world.

Nico of The Shadow of Abaniko is on a hiatus. No whys. No explanation. I miss the intelligent and wacky posts. There are times that he makes my day.

I keep coming back to you in my head, but you couldn't know that, and I have no carbons. ~Adrienne Rich

Chris of Fish in a Bowl, left with a nightmare. Wonder if he had gone to the netherland. Oh, wait, the message in the shoutbox said he'd be back soon. And how soon?

In the hope to meet
Shortly again, and make our absence sweet.
~Ben Jonson

Little Teapot of Looking Out at the World said goobye to the blogworld. She 'won't be able to update EVER.' I can never have the chance to read such verses again.

We only part to meet again. ~John Gay

Beatburn of When You Have the Monopoly of Wit seemed to have given up early. Here's wishing that he continues to write. He has radical views at times but he can stick with his opinion.

Why can't we get all the people together in the world that we really like and then just stay together? I guess that wouldn't work. Someone would leave. Someone always leaves. Then we would have to say good-bye. I hate good-byes. I know what I need. I need more hellos. ~Charles M. Schulz

Locamama of Mga Kwento sa Buhay ng Isang Nanay stopped sharing her hilarious opinions and experiences after tasting the niyebe. Could it be because of the niyebe?

Missing you could turn from pain to pleasure, if I knew you were missing me too. ~Author Unknown

Tintin of Takore had forgotten to update. Wasnt able to recover?

Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated. ~Lamartine

Maybe Goryo of Kape ng Ina Nyo became tired of posting thoughts. I noticed that his pictures are updated though.

Gone, and a Cloud in My Heart

Gone – flitted away,
Taken the stars from the night and the sun
From the day!
Gone, and a cloud in my heart.
~Alfred Tennyson

I am missing some friends in the blog world.

Nico of The Shadow of Abaniko is on a hiatus. No whys. No explanation. I miss the intelligent and wacky posts. There are times that he makes my day.

I keep coming back to you in my head, but you couldn't know that, and I have no carbons. ~Adrienne Rich

Chris of Fish in a Bowl, left with a nightmare. Wonder if he had gone to the netherland. Oh, wait, the message in the shoutbox said he'd be back soon. And how soon?

In the hope to meet
Shortly again, and make our absence sweet.
~Ben Jonson

Little Teapot of Looking Out at the World said goobye to the blogworld. She 'won't be able to update EVER.' I can never have the chance to read such verses again.

We only part to meet again. ~John Gay

Beatburn of When You Have the Monopoly of Wit seemed to have given up early. Here's wishing that he continues to write. He has radical views at times but he can stick with his opinion.

Why can't we get all the people together in the world that we really like and then just stay together? I guess that wouldn't work. Someone would leave. Someone always leaves. Then we would have to say good-bye. I hate good-byes. I know what I need. I need more hellos. ~Charles M. Schulz

Locamama of Mga Kwento sa Buhay ng Isang Nanay stopped sharing her hilarious opinions and experiences after tasting the niyebe. Could it be because of the niyebe?

Missing you could turn from pain to pleasure, if I knew you were missing me too. ~Author Unknown

Tintin of Takore had forgotten to update. Wasnt able to recover?

Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated. ~Lamartine

Maybe Goryo of Kape ng Ina Nyo became tired of posting thoughts. I noticed that his pictures are updated though.

Scraps of Thoughts

*If It Is Not Meant

When life becomes harsh, it makes us long for things that others have. We wish that someday, we also end up like them – successful in the endeavors they took, which we desire to happen in our lives. Then life becomes mean barring us from success, and bumping off every step we make to our goal. We then become restless, hopeless, depressed, and longing for more.

Then one day, we look around and saw others in situations harsher than ours. We discover that we are blessed to have gotten this far, and better than before. Consolation it may seem but we look around again, and see that there are realities that we have to deal. If it is not meant to be, it is not meant to be. We still have to do something about a situation but we have to face realities. We have to accept if things went awry despite the exhaustion of efforts. We have to live because there are others that need to live because we live.

*I am no superwoman.

It is amazing how others regard me and depend on me. They seem to think that I am always capable of being there when they need something, as in I can always give, or be capable of helping every time they think they need me. Absurd how they live life always depending on others, these people are. And when I am in need, I cannot even run to them for emotional support. On second thought, I would prefer to give than receive.

*Being Nonchalant

There are people who can live this way, and can still afford to be cranky when they do nothing.

*Ten Simple Pleasures

It is such a compliment to find out that somebody took time to remember you… and with a tag! So, Agring, here goes (in no particular order) my top ten simple pleasures:

1. evening meal with husband and kids
2. chummy talks with kids
3. intimate time with hubby until the wee hours
4. telling, and listening to, funny stories
5. quiet times
6. girl talks
7. reading posts of my favorite bloggers
8. cook for the family
9. foot spa
10. taking pictures and organizing them

mon-mon, din-din, mushy, jane and jhay, I choose you to share your simple pleasures in life, if you have time 😉

Scraps of Thoughts

*If It Is Not Meant

When life becomes harsh, it makes us long for things that others have. We wish that someday, we also end up like them – successful in the endeavors they took, which we desire to happen in our lives. Then life becomes mean barring us from success, and bumping off every step we make to our goal. We then become restless, hopeless, depressed, and longing for more.

Then one day, we look around and saw others in situations harsher than ours. We discover that we are blessed to have gotten this far, and better than before. Consolation it may seem but we look around again, and see that there are realities that we have to deal. If it is not meant to be, it is not meant to be. We still have to do something about a situation but we have to face realities. We have to accept if things went awry despite the exhaustion of efforts. We have to live because there are others that need to live because we live.

*I am no superwoman.

It is amazing how others regard me and depend on me. They seem to think that I am always capable of being there when they need something, as in I can always give, or be capable of helping every time they think they need me. Absurd how they live life always depending on others, these people are. And when I am in need, I cannot even run to them for emotional support. On second thought, I would prefer to give than receive.

*Being Nonchalant

There are people who can live this way, and can still afford to be cranky when they do nothing.

*Ten Simple Pleasures

It is such a compliment to find out that somebody took time to remember you… and with a tag! So, Agring, here goes (in no particular order) my top ten simple pleasures:

1. evening meal with husband and kids
2. chummy talks with kids
3. intimate time with hubby until the wee hours
4. telling, and listening to, funny stories
5. quiet times
6. girl talks
7. reading posts of my favorite bloggers
8. cook for the family
9. foot spa
10. taking pictures and organizing them

mon-mon, din-din, mushy, jane and jhay, I choose you to share your simple pleasures in life, if you have time 😉

Alicia Keys Unplugged

alicia keys

One evening, the family watched DVD. It was Alicia Keys. She is one of my kids’ favorites. And is becoming my favorite, too.

I find in her songs lyrics that touch the soul. After all, she is a soul musician. One of her songs, Streets of New York (City Life), has some sort of narration that in part says:

Why not fly? Why not try?

This constant games to stay high

But all is just a state of mind

All is reality of your choice

Here is a part of that narration that tells about faith and conviction:

Pleading, pleading, praying

For God to come

What are we waiting for

Why are we so afraid of taking charge

But it’s changing always

In the constant change of going nowhere

We all have demons to battle, roads to walk

Crosses to bear, mistakes and sins

Below are the songs that became my favorites. The lyrics or the song words that follow each song are the lines that influenced me greatly or more appropriately, inspired me to the max.

If I Ain’t Got You

Some people want it all
But I don’t want nothing at all
If it ain’t you baby
If I ain’t got you baby

A Woman’s Worth

Wanna please wanna keep wanna treat your woman right
Not just dough but to show that you know she is worth your time
You will lose if you chose to refuse to put her first
She will if she can find a man who knows her worth

Karma

Cause what goes around, comes around.
What goes up, must come down.

Unbreakable

Cuz he ain’t no different from you
And she ain’t no different from me
So we got to live our dreams
Like the people on TV

Diary

I won’t tell your secrets
Your secrets are safe with me
I will keep your secrets
Just ain’t goin’ be as the pages in your diary

Alicia Keys Unplugged was a MTV July 2005 feature.

Many thanks to the following links for her pics.

LaCoccinelle.net

Stars2go

CelebrityBirthdayBlog.com

Ovationtv.com

Alicia Keys Unplugged

alicia keys

One evening, the family watched DVD. It was Alicia Keys. She is one of my kids’ favorites. And is becoming my favorite, too.

I find in her songs lyrics that touch the soul. After all, she is a soul musician. One of her songs, Streets of New York (City Life), has some sort of narration that in part says:

Why not fly? Why not try?

This constant games to stay high

But all is just a state of mind

All is reality of your choice

Here is a part of that narration that tells about faith and conviction:

Pleading, pleading, praying

For God to come

What are we waiting for

Why are we so afraid of taking charge

But it’s changing always

In the constant change of going nowhere

We all have demons to battle, roads to walk

Crosses to bear, mistakes and sins

Below are the songs that became my favorites. The lyrics or the song words that follow each song are the lines that influenced me greatly or more appropriately, inspired me to the max.

If I Ain’t Got You

Some people want it all
But I don’t want nothing at all
If it ain’t you baby
If I ain’t got you baby

A Woman’s Worth

Wanna please wanna keep wanna treat your woman right
Not just dough but to show that you know she is worth your time
You will lose if you chose to refuse to put her first
She will if she can find a man who knows her worth

Karma

Cause what goes around, comes around.
What goes up, must come down.

Unbreakable

Cuz he ain’t no different from you
And she ain’t no different from me
So we got to live our dreams
Like the people on TV

Diary

I won’t tell your secrets
Your secrets are safe with me
I will keep your secrets
Just ain’t goin’ be as the pages in your diary

Alicia Keys Unplugged was a MTV July 2005 feature.

Many thanks to the following links for her pics.

LaCoccinelle.net

Stars2go

CelebrityBirthdayBlog.com

Ovationtv.com