20 Days of Chill: 2018 – January 24

Wednesday, January 24: What’s cookin’

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Richard was looking forward to this dinner. His friend Anthony was bringing his girlfriend with him, plus a blind date for Richard – the beautiful Sabrina. Richard obviously wanted to impress them so he planned everything to have a perfect evening. He made a list, bought the ingredients, set the table elegantly. They arrived, introduction was made and he gave them some wine. He went to the kitchen to check if everything was going according to plan. The turkey was still raw and will probably take a couple of hours, so he put the oven on the highest temperature. The tiramisu wasn’t setting properly. The onion soup was done and as he was bringing the pot of soup to the table, he dropped it on the floor. Everyone heard the loud bang, went to the kitchen and saw him on the floor. Richard got up and said….Pizza anyone?

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20 Days of Chill: 2018 – January 19

Friday, January 19: Why ask why?

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Questions, questions, lots of questions
About life, about love, about the universe
Who am I? Where am I? What do I do here?
Am I here at all? What do I want in life?
Questions, questions, lots of questions
Do I have some answers to my questions?
Why do I even bother asking? Why oh why?
Perhaps we are meant to asked or to think
Otherwise we’ll be like robots, just doing
What they were programmed to do
Like a child with a never ending questions
We ask when we don’t know the answers
We’re curious about things, about life
And so we shouldn’t stop asking questions
Questions, questions, lots of questions

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20 Days of Chill: 2018 – January 18

Thursday, January 18: 10 things that make you happy

What makes me happy?
Him Indoors and the son
Plus K, son agrees
Mum and siblings, what fun

Him Indoors and the son
Good health, sun shining
Travel and action
Blogging, cooking zing

Plus K, son agrees
Good friends and relatives
Climb hills, swim in seas
Move on, lots of forgives

Mum and siblings, what fun
Sun rise and sun set
All the things I have done
Flying in a jet*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Quadrilew

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20 Days of Chill: 2018 – January 16

Tuesday, January 16: What I learned in school

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One of my favourite groups, the APO Hiking Society and their song, “Blue Jeans” reminded me of our college days and the struggle we have endured just to earn the much-deserved degree.

I
(Blue jeans)
Alam mo ba ano ang ibig sabihin ng ating pagsisikap sa ‘skwela
(Blue jeans)
Ba’t ‘di na lang iwanan ang pag-aaral at sama-sama tayong magsaya

Ngunit ang kabataan daw ay kayaman
‘Wag daw basta’t itapon at papabayaan
Kaya magsikap tayo habang may panahon at
Mag-aral at mag-ipon tayo ng karunungan

II
(Blue jeans)
Sige, sige, sige kayod sa ‘skwela at balang araw makikita n’yo
(Blue jeans)
Pagkatapos ng iyong paghihirap, ‘di ka rin makakahanap ng trabaho

Sino ba silang nagmamarunong sa buhay
Huwag sana silang makialam sa ‘king buhay
Anong kinabukasan pagkatapos sa ‘skwela
Huwag nang isipin at baka mangamba ka pa

CHORUS
Kay tagal-tagal ko nang nag-aaral
Tignan mo, kupas na’ng aking maong, hoo
Kung akala mo ako ay natuto na
Hindi pa rin

O kay tagal-tagal ko nang nag-aaral
Tignan mo, kupas na’ng aking maong, hoo
Kung akala mo ako ay natuto na
Hindi pa rin (‘di pa rin, ‘di pa rin, ‘di pa rin)

I
( Blue jeans )
Do you know what the meaning of our efforts to school
( Blue jeans )
Why not just leave the study and together we have fun

But they said youth is wealth
Don’t just throw them anyway
So strive as we have time and
Study and let’s invest in wisdom

II
( Blue jeans )
Go ahead , go ahead , go ahead struggle in school and someday you’ll see
( Blue jeans )
After your suffering , you also cannot find work

Who are they to know all about life
Forbid them to say how I lead my life
What does the future offer after school
Never mind lest you worry

CHORUS
For years I was studying
You see, my faded jeans, hoo
If you think I have learned
Not yet

Or for years I was studying
You see, my faded jeans, hoo
If you think I have learned
Still ( ” still , still , still )

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20 Days of Chill: 2018 – January 12

Friday, January 12: High, low … in, out

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nadarama ang himukin
kapag ang paraluman ay abot-kamay
dumadaloy ang pagkalikha
ngunit kapag ang paraluman ay nawala
lahat nito tila hihinto
walang kulay ang aking mundo
walang salita , walang pang-uri , walang pandiwa
walang dahilan upang lumaban
walang dahilan upang pagmasdang mabuti
walang dahilan upang umibig

encouragement felt
when muse is within reach
creativeness flows
but when muse is gone
everything seems to stop
my world is without colour
no words, no adjectives, no verbs
no reason to fight
no reason to contemplate
no reason to love

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