Yakap Na Pangarap

Pasikot sikot sa madilim na eskinita,
Bitbit ang sardinas na lata,
Kalansing ng isang sentimo,
Isang musika na nakakapanlulumo.

Hapong-hapong ang mukha,
Tumatagaktak ang pawis,
Boses namamaos,
Sa maghapong pamamalimos,

Minamasdan ang paligid,
Walang kislap,
Nababalot ng lumbay,
Sa taghirap na paglalakbay.

Natatakam sa sorbetes,
Naglalaway sa tsokolate,
Nakahilerang tsinelas sa bangketa,
Kailan mabibili?

Kumikislap na ang Parol,
Sana may noche buena sa hapag,
Naririnig na karoling,
Sana si Santa Klaus dumating.
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The planned was to attend the Halloween Party in Ugnayan Center. It was an election of officers too but it changed drastically because i got bored in waiting for Ate Melba. I admit i'm not a fan of waiting, i got easily irritated when i wait for too long. Ate Joy was kind enough to noticed i am getting pissed-off so we decided to have an adventure.

The weather was crazy. In the morning it was winter but at noon it was hot, like summer. Funny thing was, our clothes was for the winter. (hahaha) We waited for the store to open because i needed to buy a new sandal fits for the long walk.

Gosh, Ate Melba came at around 1pm. The 8am meeting time but i'm okey with it because we had a chanced to see all the nice spot around Taipei City. We went to Botanical Garden, Chiang Kai-Shek Park and Taipei Zoo. We set aside the main purpose why we took our day-off. We never made it to the Halloween Party.
What: Taipei Zoo
Where: Muzha
When: October 31,2010
Taipei Zoo is the largest zoo in Asia. It was founded in 1914, was a private zoo owned by a japanese Mr. Oe. After the world war II has ended it became a public zoo.
The Main entrance, right side is the ticketing booth. Tickets, adults NT$65 while kids are NT$40. Transportation is not a problem. From main station going to muzha its the last stop so it's not quiet hard for us. No complications for the first timer like us. We just enjoyed the ride.
With Ate Melba and Ate Joy.
Mini train going up

What: National Democratic Memorial Hall/ Chiang Kai-Shek Park
Where: Heart Of Taipei
When: October 31,2010

The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (traditional Chinese: 國立中正紀念堂; simplified Chinese: 国立中正纪念堂) is a famous monument erected in memory of Chiang Kai-shek, former President of the Republic of China. It is located in Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China.

The monument, surrounded by a park, stands at the east end of Liberty Square. The structure is framed on the north and south by the National Theater and National Concert Hall. The entire plaza is located within sight of the Presidential Office Building. (source from Wikepedia)

The famous entrance wall.
What a coincedence, when we came it was in the middle of the program. Chiang Kai-Shek 124th birthday.
Destination: Botanical Garden
Where: Nan Hai Road, Taipei City
When: October 31,2010

The Botanical Gardens are home to a beautiful lotus pond and large gardens lined with a wide variety of plants and trees. The walkways are dotted with signs explaining the classification of different flora, making a visit here quite an educational experience. Sitting on a bench under the covering of the tall trees is a great way to relax. The gardens are so vast that it is easy to forget that you are actually in a large city.

The garden was established in 1921 and has always been the landmark of Taipei citizens. Due to the large number of species of plants, Botanical Garden has always been a great place for academic research or artists’ photographing and painting place. This eight hectare garden contains 17 districts with various plants. It has over 1500 species of plants that includes trees, succulent herbs, robust flowering plants, elegant gymnosperms, ferns, and medicinal plants among other species. The highlight of the garden is the lotus pond.

The Bridge. When you're walking ing the wooden bride you will feel the nature, like your in the forest. The humming of birds, the sounds of leaves, and the wind, perfect escape from the busy city and loaded work.

The atmosphere could have been very nice but they have nothing in bloom. There is a large pond and walkways. It was a huge disappointment. The very famous pond in which home of lotus and other plants were off season. Not a single flower float, no such luck. :(

The entrance of Museum. The very friendly tourist from Australia voluntered for us to take a picture. Thank you. :)

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Ilang araw ba akong hindi nakapag OL? Almost a week rin, nasira ang laptop ko. Finally, surrendered! (haha) Mas masaya na nasira kasi birthday gift ni Yiyeh new Acer Aspire 4820GT. I am so glad because he never fails to surprised me and paint a smile on my face.

Maraming bagay ang nawawala sa atin, kusang umaalis, pilit na lumalayo ngunit katulad ng nalagas na dahon ito'y bumabalik na mas matibay, mas mayabong at mas lalong nagbibigay ng kulay sa isang puno. Ang iba tuluyang nakakalimot subalit ang totoo kahit kailan nakaabang lang, nakikiramdam ng tamang panahon para dumamay, para umeksena, para gumiya at sa kalaunan maging parte ng binubuong pangarap.

Parang ang gaan ng buhay ngayon. Walang dinadalang pasanin, ang gaan din ng daloy in terms of finances. I can't ask for more but the courage to go on and strenght to fight for what i believe in.

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This was the most unforgetable experienced so far. I had a very collossal expections prior to this day and gladly it exceeds to my expectation. I did enjoyed, had so much fun in the arms of my so called love of my life. I love nature, i love the caressing breeze of wind on my face. It defines the meaning of "day-off". I felt so rested and unwind.
The Passing On From Modern Classic To Romantic

In the Pub. We rocked the house. ^_^ A newly found freedom makes my steps steady. Maybe, i am struggling a bit but i love every moments and looking forward to every unexpected turn of events that will shape my life. I will embrace the hate and love relationship of my journey but regrets will never be part of it. I've promised to be more open-minded and initiative in all aspect.

Tamshui Fisherman's Wharf (Chinese: 淡水漁人碼頭) is a scenic spot at the western tip of Tamsui, Taipei County Taiwan. Its predecessor was the "Tamsui Second Fishing Port" on the right bank of the Tamsui river estuary, an important fishing harbor in the early history of north Taiwan.

The Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf is well-known by its beautiful sunset and fresh seafood. While having sightseeing and leisure facilities, it still holds its functionality as a harbor for fishing boats

Lover Bridge of Tamsui: Lover Bridge of Tamsui, a white-colored Cable-stayed bridge, derived its name since it was started on February 14, 2003, Valentine's Day. You may appreciate the sunset from the bridge. The total length is approximately 196 meters and the walk across takes approximately 3 minutes.

Having fun with the camera. I had a good time and hopefully will go back to relax and enjoy the nature.
The pier going to Tamsui Wharf.

On the boat, enjoying the breathtaking views and good weather.

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" I am alright"
" I am okey"
" Nothing to worry, everything is under control"

The truth is i am wearing a mask not because i am best in disguising but because it is the best way of controlling the hidden facts about broken embraces.

" I haven't forgotten any of it"
" I am contemplating of "something" unforgetable"
" I'll do it my way"

I am in the middle of one way route. The silence is making me more vulnerable and the intense of uncertainties simply caused chaos. Would i listen to my instinct and follow my heart? Would i willing to turn my back once more to pick up all the scattered pieces that was left barely in my footstep?

" Let go"
" Forgive"

The right decision for the moment is to carry the torch. Other part of my existence shutdown yet the other part has the burning desire to fight. Giving up wasn't hard, letting go wasn't hard either but the most difficult was starting all over again when something in yourself dies the moment you chose to locked the door.

" I am here"
" I love you more than they could offer"
" I can promise you a dignified life"
" I can give you a name "

Time maybe tough, i may struggle for a while but the undying desire of someone make the ride worthwhile.

" I lose a penny, i found a friend"
" I was humiliated but i found HIM"
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