Tuesday, November 24, 2009


screen clipping from video from BBC News website

There's such violence everywhere!

Why do people see Mindanao as chaotic ground of rebels, terrorists and murderers??


Why does news everywhere have to carry the name of MINDANAO to reflect the violence in Maguindanao?? Can't they just say "MAGUINDANAO is NO STRANGER to VIOLENCE"? Anyways, can't blame those who are not "from here" because they really don't know what's really happening in this island. They just rely on news and sometimes news are really MISLEADING. It's undeniable that there are sorts of violence, terrorism and conflicts in this island but it's not as grave as how most of the people see it. My friends often tell me to go back to Manila because it's not safe here anymore. It's not safe anywhere in the world, I'd say and these things also happen in Luzon and Visayas (Philippines). There could be severity in this part of the world but still not severe enough to scare the people, both Filipinos and foreigners, away.

Are you a blogger? Coming from Mindanao? Then you're a Mindanao Blogger! We could counteract on the negative news and articles about Mindanao that people usually see over the internet! Let's blog for peace, tell the world about all the good things we have in Mindanao.

On a brighter side, it's Mindanao Week of Peace.

The Mindanao Week of Peace is a comprehensive promotional activity that involves various GOs, NGOs, and PO's in advocating the culture of peace in the Southern Philippines. It is a celebration of peace which was initiated in Zamboanga City by Peace Advocates Zamboanga Foundation, Inc. (PAZ) and SALAM Foundation in 1997. It has snowballed into a Mindanao-wide event as adopted by the Bishops-Ulama Conference and perpetuated as an annual observance through Presidential Proclamation 127, S. 2001

Try checking out the schedule of Activities:
MINDANAO Week of Peace 2009 Schedule of Activities

List of some nice Mindanao - related blogs I know:

Friday, November 20, 2009


(instant poem)

You left in the rain without closing the doors
I walked away to tell you more,
I don't care for now if I'm alone
I can make my self a home.
I worry about the sorrows you bring
Your self - inflicted pains, your sins, your sins.
But it has always been me from the very start
I am the most person that owns your heart.

So sad we cannot be together
But still parting is never forever.
You might think this poem's not for you
But you're the only reason why I write, why I continue..
For now.


Thursday, November 12, 2009


Introducing, Bygone spray! The very thing you need if you need to forget! Just spray a generous amount onto your face and remember all the things you want to forget. Afterwards, you would already be able to forget those things!

You will feel immediate results! Try one now!


Bygone Spray - imaginary product. Many people seems to want to forget. I've got the idea of 'MSPainting' the image above from the saying: Let be bygones be bygones. This expression means to forget something, usually bad things, from the past.

My question is, to what extent can you forget? You may always try NOT TO REMEMBER but that doesn't mean you could really forget. Past is what made the "you" right now. I don't really agree on the phrase "Let's move on our separate ways and forget everything that we had." because I believe that the things we ought to forget are:
- someone's mistakes
- fight
- pride

Though many people wanted to forget their past, I'll always try to remember though it will be a little bit hurtful. Bad memories doesn't really mean they should be forgotten. I need to remember, to know where I've done wrong in my decision, how to avoid hurting somebody and use my past to do some strategic planning in my life.

Hence, I don't need that "Bygone" product.


Monday, November 9, 2009

"INK_JET drawn in MSPaint Nov.1, 2009"


Hush, you don't have to say anything
Words are confusing,
Words are misleading,
It is enough that you are now
Lying here with me.

Hush, I already made up my mind
You don't have to rewind,
This time I'll be kind,
To give my everylittle everything
Without asking anything in return.

Hush, don't worry, I am not scared
Love should be shared,
Lovers should be bared,
What's important is we listened
To the silence of our words.

Hush now, Hush...