HISTORICAL CALENDAR: AGOSTO 6

TODAY IN HISTORY Philippine Metric SystemAgosto 61906 Isang libo’t siyam na raan at anim.Merkado’y puno ng katanungan.Kay dami ng mga bilihin.Bagong paraan sa sukatan. Pagbilhan ng paombong na apatan,Saka ‘sang ganta ng tuba.Pagbilhan ng dalawang cabang bigas,At toyo; mga dalawang chupa. Learn More: https://www.sizes.com/units/charts/UTBLPhilippines_cap.htm [1]https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/1906/08/03/act-no-1519-s-1906/ [2]https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1505/today-in-philippine-history-august-6-1906-the-system-of-weights-and-measures-were-reformed [3] Continue reading HISTORICAL CALENDAR: AGOSTO 6

CASCADE (Poetry Vomit #4)

My feelings for you have raced downIn a series of cascades.A gush of affection that hits the rock‘Til it softens. The water will flow, inevitable;Into your whereabouts.As your armsIs my predestined end. Hear the sounds as the water fallFeel as it fills your senses; breatheAs the cold wind cover your body o’er;The air that my falling water sends. And while my air embraces youIn the gloaming, the early moonWill shine on you, will shine on us —In the ephemeral twilight. We will not be overcomedBy the transience of natureAs the cascade will last forever;A devotion eternal. We will watch the … Continue reading CASCADE (Poetry Vomit #4)

HISTORICAL CALENDAR: AGOSTO 4

TODAY IN HISTORY Chocolate Chip Cookie DayAgosto 4 Nangangalam na tiyan sa gitna ng hapon.Dilang naghahanap ng panlasa.Sa kiliti ng ulo’y biglang may naalala.Aba’y may pasulubong na cookies pala si ina. Cookies na kay sarap simutin.Tambal sa gatas na puro man din.Itong cookies na aking hahanap-hanapin.Sinong magaakalang aksidente itong pagkain? Learn More: https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-chocolate-chip-day-august-4/ Continue reading HISTORICAL CALENDAR: AGOSTO 4

HISTORICAL CALENDAR: AGOSTO 3

TODAY IN HISTORY The Battle of TrenčínAgosto 31708 Labinlimang libong titig mula sa kalayuan,Isang dosenang kanyong nakabantay.Mga nangangating paa ng kabayo.Nagnanais na lumapit, at pumatay. At pagsabog nga’y narinig.Labintatlong kaluluwa’y natahimik.Ngunit sa huli’y nagwagi,Bayan ko, ikaw pa rin ang kikilalaning hari. Learn More: https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Battle_of_Tren Continue reading HISTORICAL CALENDAR: AGOSTO 3

Autumn

Once upon an autumn blazing stumperWhen yellow leaves sway found glory; beholdLove as it seems to forge, as she mutterAs he caress the maiden’s hair of gold. The maiden dare lay at the leaves and dream For an eternal autumn to remainThe young man glazed silent still, softly beamedTheir affections confined, ’tis but constrained. As though youth is bounded by time and guilt And autumn is short though their love do last When the drapes fall down and the earth would tilt‘Tis but a memory that time would cast. So they would weep and miss the glorious fall The autumn … Continue reading Autumn

HISTORICAL CALENDAR: AUGUST 2

TODAY IN HISTORY The Battle of ZelaAugust 247 BC In a small hilltop town,In the Tokat province of northern Turkey,Stand the victorius Caesar.A swift fulfillment of campaign against PharnacesDriving the Pontic army back down the hill. Veni, vidi, viciThey declared as they triumphA victory over tht longest survivingAncient client kingdom of Rome. Learn more: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Zela Continue reading HISTORICAL CALENDAR: AUGUST 2

BUHAY NG ISANG IPIS (BUHAY KUNO #1)

AHHHHHHHHH! –Tuna Pie Buhay ng isang ipis.Bow. Ang buhay ng isang ipis ay napakasaya.Kung saan-saan nadapo,Kung saan-saan natira.Lipad sa kwarto, sala, at kusina,Dapo sa balat upang mairita,At maraming pang iba.Isang gabing puno ng ligaya. Sagana sa yamang kagwapuhan.Sa bawat makita’t tinitilian.Sa bawat paglapit; sarili’y kukumutan.Siguro’y tinatago ang kilig,Siguro. At sa pagkai’y ‘wag mag-alala.Mga bukas-palad na mesa.Lapit lang at ‘wag mahiya.Sulitin ang buhay ng ipis,Habang buhay pa. Pagkat sa gabi’y delikado.Isang gyera laban sa mga tao.Na sa paglabas ng mahiwagang walis tambo.Pamamaalam ang tiyak na kahahantungan ko. Pisat na. Buhay ng isang ipis.Bow. Continue reading BUHAY NG ISANG IPIS (BUHAY KUNO #1)

REQUIEM IN D MINOR (SANDAANG SALITA’T SINING #2)

A musical composition by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1791. Luha’y mistulang alak,Matatapos yaring pinagagawa. Ngalan ko’y tinaga sa mga batong buhay.Sa kasalukayan man o hinaharap.Pinapakita yaring tinik.Itong dugong hindi humupa,Kahit sa huling paghinga’y hindi matahimik.Pilit tatapusin. Yaring tunog ng kamatayan,Para sa salapi,Buhay man ang kapalit.Sa panahong walang tulog.Sa panahong wala sa hulog.Hanggang sa makapikit.Sa huling pagpikit.Isang pahimakas. May nakikita akong liwanag mula sa ibabaw.Mga nota’y nagsisimulang gumihit sa hangin.Kung himig ni kamatayan ay bumubulong sa akin.Itong misa para sa patay.Salaping walang makakatanggap.Awiting iniaalay sa akin. Mahimbing na gabi.Makakahinga.Natapos na. Continue reading REQUIEM IN D MINOR (SANDAANG SALITA’T SINING #2)

CRIME ENABLERS AND APOLOGISTS: CRIME HAMMERS

An excellent Filipino debater Johnny Antillon made a very sharp commentary during a discussion of communism when a co-debater argued that when a person signs in to a communist party, it is merely a RIGHT in which one can exhibit in a democratic country and thus it is not prosecutable, “not until he committed a crime, for you a cannot punish a man for the thought.” He countered the argument with the following words: “The minute a man agrees to join a society with the avowed purpose of killing you and cutting your throat, he becomes a traitor to that … Continue reading CRIME ENABLERS AND APOLOGISTS: CRIME HAMMERS