Daily Prompt: Pat on the Back >>> Big Team, Big Love

My Happy Team

Coming together is a beginning.
Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success.
– Henry Ford


Today we are asked to write about how proud we are of how proud we are.
I am glad to say that I am a proud about being a member of the best team in the whole, wild world … OK … if you don’t agree with me, in MY whole, wild world.
We are a happy happy team — with lotsa lotsa spirit.
In my Facebook account, I posted a picture of our happy team.
I don’t need to say much cause the picture tells a 1,000 words.
MYMP, guys! You make me proud.





Another round of pats on the back?  Check out http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/07/31/daily-prompt-success-2/


Daily Prompt : Drawing a Blank >>> Zoning Out

When was the last time your walked away from a discussion, only to think of The Perfect Comeback hours later? Recreate the scene for us, and use your winning line.

Silence  is a true friend who never betrays.- Confucius

I remember the last time I had dinner when all of my friends from business school were present. It was one of those rare times that we had gone out not to celebrate anyone’s birthday, but to talk and just be with each other.
Since we no longer see each other regularly, the discussions were much livelier than usual — but I wasn’t my usual self.  I was not in the mood to talk though I tried to follow the conversations.  This was unusual as I was with a group of people, whose company I enjoy the most. 

Rather than pretend to enjoy myself,  I zoned out.  Just sat there — enjoyed my meal and my attention deficiency (quite intentional)  led me to play footsies with my hubby and then later,  I took a picture of my saucer.

No great comebacks during the rest of the evening.   Just me being silent and making friends with my saucer instead.  

Lookie — look.  I took a picture for posterity.  

For more of Daily Prompt:   http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/daily-prompt-heated/

Music Mondays : I’ll See You In My Dreams (Joe Brown)



Music Mondays.   Something I hope to start, to be become a regular of the site.

Music has always been a part of my life.  I married someone who is in love with music and we raised a son whose days were likewise filled with music.  We sang songs together whenever we travel by car, we watch music videos during rainy days while eating M&M’s, we snuggle in bed with our favorite CD playing in the background.  Monday is a significant day, a day of wings.  Music Mondays.

Concert for George, a tribute concert organized by Eric Clapton for George Harrison after he passed on, was one of our favorite music videos.  I do not even recall how many times we have seen this together.  Towards the end of the concert, Joe Brown with his ukulele played “I’ll See You in my Dreams” – orange and yellow flower petals slowly falling from the ceiling of Albert Hall – falling like a sheer curtain in front of a huge black and white photo of George Harrison.  That part of the music video always brought tears to my eyes – without fail, regardless of how many times I have seen it.

Lonely days are long 

Twilight sings a song

All the happiness that used to be

Soon my eyes will close

Soon I’ll find repose

And in my dreams

You’re always near to me

I’ll see you in my dreams

Hold you in my dreams

Someone took you right out of my arms

Still I feel the thrill of your charms

Lips that once were mine

Tender eyes that shine

They will light my lonely way tonight

I’ll see you in my dreams . . .

Last 2010, music was one of the things that held me together.  And this song has taken on an even more intimate meaning since.


(Thank you to the owner of the attached photo)



Daily Prompt A-Z > This Business of Naming Babies

My one and only darling daughter

My one and only darling daughter

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. William Shakespeare

A lot can be said about naming one’s baby.

Babies will react to you when they often hear the same sound accorded to them.

Care must be done not to make it too common, long or strange as they will carry this name until their dying day.

Don’t underestimate its value.

Ever wonder why some persons are more successful than others?

For one, there are names that are more popular than most.

Giving a baby the same name as mass murderers (Ted Bundy Cruz?), while making them popular, may have consequences in the future.

His or her name should be interesting enough as this may be the start of many a conversation (so forget naming your baby Hello).

It is important that it is easy to spell, pronounce and will not lead to any confusion as to your baby’s gender.

Just imagine the name Stevie — Wonder or Nicks?

Knowing the child’s gender beforehand helps in picking out a name which is suitable to your surname. 

Last names, after all cannot be changed, though until much later, for girls.

More and more people are likewise leaning towards exotic names, particularly for short last names.

Never add unnecessary h’s to make it more exotic than it really is. 

One such example is Jhonh or Rhaphaelh.

Parents should also be cautioned against use of titles as well, particularly when in London.

Queen Elizabeth Jones, anyone?

Rajah Sulayman Green doesn’t sound good either, even in the Philippines.

Surely, use of a grand-, great-grand or great-great-grand parents’ names will delight the oldies but some are truly outdated.   

Tiburcio, my beloved great-grandfather’s name, never made it to my baby boy names’ list (and I have 4 boys!)

Unless, of course, Lolo Tiburcio had left a treasure chest for his first namesake, then I could have reconsidered.

Very well, now that you know the basic rules, you are ready to pick your baby’s name.

When in doubt, you can “Google” the meaning of the names.

Xander, for example, means “the defender of men”.

You, are you naming a baby girl?      

Zinnia … now is that not too common, just right in terms of length but the one we know is a crazy bitch.

That was a fun one for a DP … quite challenging so I had my baby girl help me with this post. She is named after her great-grandparent Julia … and no, I did not get a treasure chest for naming her such. Isn’t my baby cute?

More on today’s DP here : http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/07/27/daily-prompt-orderly/



Hi, Ground and to everyone! They say sharing is caring … so here goes.

My sister posted this on my Facebook wall … and while I am a Nicolas Page fan — I am a bigger fan of the Philippine Eagle.  Kudos to BuzzFeed for this post —- the Philippine Eagle demands attention — and rightly, it should.  Look at those eyes!

To be awed by it seems to be the only option.  Mabuhay ang Philippine Eagle!


PS: This Weekly Photo Challenge is baaaaad for me =) You give me a week and I just might post a lot of pictures. Happy Sunday, everyone.

More pictures shared via DP: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/out-of-this-world/.

Daily Prompt Too : Back to School >>> I am in School!

I am in school – I have been back since 12 years or so ago!  Does not necessarily mean I am back in the classroom though (OK, sometimes back in the classroom too).

Yes, the same business school where we met – my dearest and closest friends.  Home for two years twenty five years ago.

It kind of feels a little strange sometimes that I now walk the same campus, walls and halls with a different, yet the same kind of lens. 

I heard a colleague say some time ago that it was a very good place for “capacity building”.  I know I was back in business school that instance – those ‘biz buzz words can only be as casually said in, yes, a biz school.  But he is right, when he said that.  There is a different kind of exhilaration when you are in the middle of where knowledge is discussed, created, every day.

I continue to be a student.  Only this time, the learning comes outside the classrooms.  But we are all students, aren’t we? 


Naki-daily prompt naman – deliver my stats pa rin :-D. Yay! internet connection!


If you wish to join the DP sharing of thoughts about school, check this out : http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/daily-prompt-mastery/