Words to ponder

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“Walang talo sa batang mabait, mapagkumbabà, magalang, masunurin at maunawain”

“Want success? Maintain respect, never back fight and never ignore your parents”

“Respect the elderlies because all of us will become like them whether we like it or not.”

“Kung aalis magpaalam man lang ng maayos. Mag bless tuwing darating at aalis ng bahay sa mga nakakatanda.”

“Please teach this to your children, children’s children.”

– Jerlie

Dear songbearer

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JPIA IDOL at UE (December 6, 2012)

Hi! How are you? For sure, you will not be able to see this post that I made, unless you click this new site. I haven’t heard from you for a long time now, since I ran away and you left.

I miss the way you said “heart check” to me, the first time you taught me lessons for the music team. I miss how you constantly reminded me to guard my heart, which then I fell short of doing.

I miss listening to your words, your discreet laughter, your warmth which faded in decrescendo from the distance that you required from me.

Above all, I miss singing with you, eating with you, walking and sitting beside you, laughing and sharing my inmost thoughts with you my songbearer. I wish you sing on my wedding day, if ever I will get married. haha. 🎵

But I know, whatever the reason for this separation that you and I had, which brought me loneliness; maybe for some good reason, it is according to God’s plan. This pruning, this hurting that left me crying for some season in the past because of no settled ending is something that I need to let go of.

I can see you happy and so alive from afar. And that makes me smile. I realized that I can not hold you back from the desires that you want, from the destiny that the Lord calls you to accomplish. And with that, it’s inappropriate for me to keep on asking God why. Because I can see the positivity that happened to your life. You have new friends now, new work, new home to sleep in Manila. Even though, you never told me your new address, it’s just fine. Even though, you are not replying with the messages that I sent you…you’re still in my heart. I miss you. But just like how the sun sets and rises after the night has passed, I still have my hopes up. I’ll definitely see the sun again tomorrow. I wish you well.

You’ve made me stronger

 

Is it hard to believe I’m okay

After all, it’s been a while since you walked away

I’m way past crying over your finding someone new

You turned my days into night

But now I see the light

And this may be a big surprise to you

(But/’Cause) you’ve made me stronger by breaking my heart

You ended my life and made a better one start

You’ve taught me everything from fallin’ in love

To letting go of a lie Yes, you’ve made me stronger, baby, by saying goodbye

If you’d rather believe I’m not over you

Go ahead-there’s nothing wrong with making believe

I know ’cause I used to pretend you’d come back to me

But time has been such a friend Brought me to my senses again

And I have you to thank for setting me free

(But/’Cause) you’ve made me stronger by breaking my heart

You ended my life and made a better one start

You’ve taught me everything from fallin’ in love To letting go of a lie

Yes, you’ve made me stronger, baby, by saying goodbye

Think again Don’t feel so sorry for me, my friend

Oh, don’t you know I’m not the one at the losing end.

(But/’Cause) you’ve made me stronger by breaking my heart

You ended my life and made a better one start

You’ve taught me everything from fallin’ in love

To letting go of a lie Yes, you’ve made me stronger, baby, by saying goodbye

(But/’Cause) you’ve made me stronger by breaking my heart

You ended my life and made a better one start

You’ve taught me everything from fallin’ in love To letting go of a lie

Yes, you’ve made me stronger, baby, by saying goodbye

You made stronger by saying Goodbye…

 

Lyrics for You’ve Made Me Stronger by Nikki Gil from Musixmatch

Let no man define you

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If you have to chase him, here’s the cold, hard truth: He doesn’t want to be caught. So get along with your life. Read books. Write a book. Empower yourself. Enroll to classes that you’ve been wanting to learn all along. It’s time to tap your creativity. Do some crafts. Write a song? Or study a second language. Do your best at work. Enjoy your life. Live! Let no man define you. Define yourself.
Good morning!

No matter where you are

No Matter Where You Are
I will stand by you
Even when we fall
I will be the rock, that holds you up
and lifts you high so you stand tall
I won’t let you go
No one can take your place
a couple fights & lonely nights
Don’t make it right to let it go to waste
I won’t let you fall
I won’t let you go
No matter where you are
No matter where you are, I’ll be there
I will hold on to
Everything we’ve got
A quitter, a regretter, and forgetter is
Everything I’m not
I’ll take care of you
and love you just because
You and I are better than forever
Nothing can stop us
I won’t let you fall
I won’t let you go
No matter where you are
No matter where you are, I’ll be there
We can be the generation
Who learns how to love
Mistakes & empty promises
Will never be enough
To tear apart the giant hearts
that beat inside us now
Let’s conquer the percentages
and rise above the crowd
I won’t let you fall
I won’t let you go
No matter where you are
No matter where you are, I’ll be there
No matter where you are
No matter where you are I’ll be [x2]
I’ll be there I’ll be there
Songwriters: Carissa Alvarado / Michael Alvarado
No Matter Where You Are lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Bulaklak na araw

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Mahal kong bulaklak na araw, sa paglipas ng init at ulan.
Patuloy kang lumalago at namumukadkad.
Gumaganda at nabibighani ang mga bubuyog sa iyong puring kaakit-akit.
Wag mong limutin, na ako’y isang kaibigang nagmamahal sayo.

Nang minsan sa hiram na buhay natin, tayo’y nagkasama;
Kahit na ako’y pataba lamang sa lupang iyong tinubuan.
Katabi ng mga uod at putik; kasakangkapan, sa iyong pamumukadkad.
Masaya ako na paunti-unti ay nagkakaroon ka ng saysay sa mundong ito.

Hindi man ako kagandahan, at madumi man sa tingin ng nakararami;
Sana’y malaman mo, na nandito pa rin ako, sayo’y nakaagapay.
At kung ikaw man ay pitasin at kunin ng mga kamay ng Prinsipeng araw;
Kahit ako’y iyong nilisan, magiging masaya ako para sa inyo.

At sa paglipas ng panahon. Kung ikaw man ay mangulubot.
Mawalan ng magandang kulay, at biglang manuyo;
Wag mong limutin, na ako’y nakaabang lamang sa mga binhi,
Na itatanim at didiligan ng isang masipag na palad.

Hihintayin ko muli ang iyong pag-laki at pag-lago.
Wag mangamba. Wag malungkot. Ika’y mamumukadkad muli.
Pagmamasdan ng mga bubuyog, ng prinsipeng araw at tagatanim,
ang iyong magagandang alulot na tila’y sumasayaw sa ihip ng hangin.

– Mangarap (Jaenara Bitao)

Gusto ko pong maging masipag

Lord, forgive my complacency with no sense of urgency. I wasted a lot of time. I’m sorry. Help me value my time. Please help me become a smart hard working person.

Give me focus and direction please. Ang tamad ko at ang taba ko pa. Help me God.

I know I’ve been a fool. But I pray for wisdom and patience and perseverance to do the things that I must do. Help me invest well. This I ask. Amen.

Mahal kong kaibigan

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Nabighani mo ako sayong kagandahan.
Nabiyayaan ka. Gusto ka ng mga magulang niya.
Gusto mo siya. At malamang sa malamang gusto ka na rin niya.
In denial lang siya. Baka hindi mo alam.

Hindi ka nagsasalita masyado. Mapili ka sa mga kaibigan.
Maraming nagmamahal sayo. Kahit na hindi ka naging honor student.
Mahinhin ka. Marunong mag-bake. May green thumb.
Lahat ng itinatanim mong bulaklak, lumalago.

Kahit na hindi ka ganun katangkad. Marunong kang magtimpi sa mga saloobin. Lagi kang nag-jojournal. Nagdadasal.
Laking simbahan ka. Mahal ka ng mga kamag-anak niya.

Hindi ko na sana sinabi ang saloobin ko sa Prinsipe. Eh di sana, pinapansin mo pa rin ako. Magkaibigan pa sana tayo. Tandaan mo na, minsan sa buhay nating dalawa. Tayo ay nagkasama. Tinuruan mo pa nga ako ng tennis. Diba?

Hindi ako nakikipagtunggali sa kakayahan mo, dahil alam kong sa simula pa lamang, talo na agad ako sa pag-asam ng kung anong kagandahan meron ka. Inalagaan mo ang iyong puri. At alam kong, hinihintay mo siya. Sa kanyang paguwi.

Alam ko na gusto mo siya o baka mas higit pa doon ang nararamdaman mo. Mahal mo na ba siya? Sasabihin ko sayo, na malamang ay gusto ka na rin niya. Mis kita mahal kong kaibigan. Wag mo sana akong kalimutan, na minsan tayo ay naging tunay na magkaibigan.

  • Mangarap (Jaenara Bitao)