Saturday, January 29, 2005

sandy walk to beach

sandy walk to beach, originally uploaded by carbonator.

72 degrees today

Thursday, January 20, 2005

we live by the ocean

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Consideration from the Heart

--for my buddy Sudket missing while in Phuket during the tsunami.

Do you remember the trips we took
to the white sand beaches of Ilocos?
Do you remember the beach ball
you took from those Italian girls
and they chased you into the sea
and they removed your swimming trunks
and left you stranded waist deep in the ocean?
Do you remember drinking Mai Tais
and Tequila Sunrises in the afternoon
during long rainy days in Makati?

Those were our high school days
in Manila where you showed me how
they say thank you in Thailand
with a short bow, praying-like hands
touching the forehead. That is how I choose
to remember you, my dear friend,
you head slightly bowing
looking through the clear ocean water
for the smooth sandy bottom.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

true compassion: A or B?

A: CNN reports that the President of the United States of America George W. Bush has PERSONALLY given $10,000 to the relief efforts of the tsunami disaster in south and southeast asia.

B: CNN also reports that an American citizen in a nursing home personally gave a $10 check to the Red Cross for the tsunami disaster. This was all he could afford to give after the deep increase of all his prescriptions.

Monday, January 03, 2005

visitor pie chart

visitor pie chart, originally uploaded by carbonator.

so these are the organizations that have come across my blog. nice to know my (.gov) and my (.mil) and others love what I have to say about poetry