Saturday, August 29, 2009

Re: Inspirational Book Release

I would like to make an announcement regarding the Inspirational Book; there will be a slight delay of one - two weeks on the release of the book, due to some inevitable circumstances.

Rest assured your free copy will be mailed ASAP. If you have not sent your correct email addresses, kindly do so, through the EC dashboard or through my email.

The book is more of a journal type and is soft bound. Please don't expect glossy, colored pages due to financial constraints. What is important are the thoughts within the pages and the fact that it is a collection from all over the world.

Here are the final entries. If there are any questions, feel free to email me. Thanks.

1, "My Jeepney Ride to Church" by Zorlone
"Remember When" by Tasha Bud
3. “She Didn’t dance” by Roy dela Cruz
4. " Let's Vault in" - by Roy
5. "The Day We Touched the Sun" by Roy
6. "My Philosophy in a Bottle of Ketchup" -by Jan Geronimo
7. "Self-Confidence" by Holly Jahangiri
8. “Inspiration” by Nicholas Chase
9. “It’s Not Too Late” by Jean Knill
10. Nightmare turns into a dream come true - Jean Knill
11. "Television" by Francis Scudellari
12. "Blessed Martin and the Fridge by Ken Armstrong
13. "A Simple Theory of Communication" by Patricia Rockwell
14."The Weeping Girl" by Ray Gratzner
15. "Memories for my Mother by Durano Lawayan
16. "Inspiration 2" by Jim Murdoch
17. "An Angel in Each One of Us" by Angel Cuala
18. "One Decision" by Nancy McCarroll
19. "The Boy Who Saved Christmas" by Ma.Teresa Baniaga
20. "The Laughter of Grief" by John Rooney
21. "A Life Worth Living" by Irene of LifeLots
22. "The Curse of the Winter Mist" by Buraot
23. "Missing the Bus" by Ceblogger
24. "Keepin' the Love Alive" by Mon Paulino
25. "The Boy in the Window" by Brady Frost
26. "The Day My Students Taught Me a Lesson" by Gerson Garcia
27. " It's Just Me" by Richard Ryan R. Mergal
28. "My Philosophy in a Couple of Trilogies" by Luke Yu
29. "If I let go, I'm going to drown!" by Rey Rombawa Jr.
30. "How I Survived Raising My Son" by Jena Isle

This is the final list for the book. Yehey!!!

UPDATES: ( September 3, 2009)

This anthology is officially called a journal and not a book, as it has been registered as such with its ISSN . This would be in keeping with its yearly publication.

But whatever term applies whether it's a book or a journal - the contents are still the same for me and it will always be our first Inspirational Book for year 2009.

All systems are on the go, now!

Friday, August 28, 2009

The Video Aftershock

The tall, elegant woman greeted me at the doorstep.

“Are you Alex?“ She asked.

“Yes,” I said, eyeing her warily. “And you?”

“I’m Venus.”

What kind of a name was that? I thought, chuckling surreptitiously.
Women are from Venus and men are from Mars? Ha, ha, ha.

“Venus the Vampire, “she hissed as she bared her sparkling, sharp fangs at me.

I screamed and tried to shield my face from her advancing attack.…There was a loud thud...and then, I woke up.

The videos player was buzzing. I had forgotten to turn it off after watching that vampire movie… Horror movies are not for me. I always had nightmares after watching them.

I could not go back to sleep, so I decided to visit my favorite interactive site.

Forums and sites that promote interaction with other people in the World Wide Web community are very popular nowadays. is one interactive site that allows me to enjoy maximum interaction, easy accessibility to new blogs, posts and updated news, while controlling the information that I would like to reveal online.

I could also interact with various people and learn from them as they learn from me. The opportunity to increase my knowledge through other people is limitless.

The activity had calmed me down. I know I’ll be able to sleep soundly now.

It’s time for my beauty rest. Good night.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


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Monday, August 17, 2009


By: RRchard

When I was born I thought I was different,
After a few years I found out everyone is different.
When I started playing with others I thought I should always win because I’m the best,
But after some games I realized that winning doesn’t matter as long as you enjoyed the game.

When I first went to church I thought I should go because my family does so,
But after some time I realized that even if I don’t attend, those who love God will still attend
After graduating from the elementary I thought studying was just part of life,
But after graduating from College, I found out that learning is part of life’s necessities.

When I started working I thought that it is a must because I need to earn for a living,
After a few years, I realized that working means helping others achieve their goals.
Recently I thought that talking to people - especially co-workers - is just part of life,
Lately I realized it is part of our journey towards deciphering what life really is.

When I had a girlfriend I thought that it was just for company,
But after a few years I recognized that is just the beginning of a lifelong friendship.
When I married I thought I found a wife,
But as years passed I realized that I took in someone to serve.

After years passed I thought I’m starting to lose my identity as a husband,
But instead became a father to whom my children and wife rely on.
More than ten years has passed and at one time I felt that I have lost my wife,
But upon examination, found out that she became a mother not only to my kids but to me as well.

Hope that as time passes by, God would continue to reveal more about life to me,
As I struggle to retain my identity, dignity and honor.
Now I know that time is indeed short and limited,
But hope that each moment spent would matter not only to me, but also to my family and friends…

But most of all to the Lord God Almighty, my creator, redeemer and friend.

August 15, 2009, 8:36 pm


RRchard is young man of 35 occupying one of the junior positions in the academe. He's witty, fun to be with and one of the most intelligent persons I have ever met. He may dazzle you with his cognitive ability but he could also whip a joke or two in a jiffy.

He has only composed three poems in his lifetime, (for whom? - I could not reveal). This is the third one, so you must realize by now that his poems are like translucent shooting stars in the starless night; you'll never know, when you'll be able to witness their splendor again.

Read this soulful poem and bask in its meaning ... another poet is unveiled!

Let's all welcome RRchard to the blogosphere!

Photo by: stage88's photostream

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Plotdog's WOOF Contest Results - August 7, 2009

It feels great to be second to a poet as talented as Doc Z. Zorlone congratulations! To Dragonblogger and Jennifer Scott, that goes for you too.

WOOF Contest – Top Picks

Zorlone – “Three hours” - A poem about getting stuck in traffic on a rainy night.

Jena Isle – “You” - A blog - to truly exist - needs other blogs to survive. You is a poem dedicated to those who believed in my blog.

Dragon Blogger – “Twisted Creatures - Rhyming child like poem about the insects of the night.

Jennifer M Scott – “Aurora of the Damned - A surreal poem on life.


Dragon Blogger – “Kendrick's Story - A fantasy short story I wrote last week, my first one ever submitted to WOOF.

(WOOF participants should re-post all the links above by next Monday. The following links may be excluded as long as you include all the above links.)

Presenting the finest of the writer’s blogs by the bloggers who write them. Highlighting the top posts as chosen by the August 7, 2009 WOOF Contest participants. Want in to join the next WOOF? The next contest ends Aug 14. Submit a link to your best writing post of the last 3 weeks using the form on this page. Participants, repost the winning link list within a week and you’re all set.

Friday, August 14, 2009


All of these pictures are from the collection of Nikes Alviz. Thanks Nikes.

Computers the "men" of the hour.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Jedi Bloggers in the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2009

The Jedi Bloggers (courtesy of Jan of Writing to Exhale), came out victorious from the Awards Night for the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs of 2009. The dust has settled down and there are collateral losses; nevertheless, the impressive results are all worth it.

Congratulations to the organizer of the writing project - Janette Toral - for the wonderful adventure and for the valuable lessons learned.

These are the Top Ten Blogs for 2009

Writing to Exhale
Patay Gutom
The Struggling Blogger
Father Blogger dot Com
Kelvinonian Ideas 2.0
Tales from the Mom Side
Let's Go Sago!

We would like to thank everyone who voted for these remarkable blogs. These are all “must-read” blogs; you must hop over and peruse their rousing and thought provoking posts.

Special mention goes to the Jedi Bloggers: Jan, Roy, Zorlone, Kelvin, Dee and Angel (honorary member)

Here’s to a new breed of blogs who truly “breathe blog” (courtesy of Roy of The Struggling Blogger).

Here is Dr. Lorenzo Bernardino's - aka Zorlone's heartwarming speech during that momentous event. It is an extemporaneous, touching delivery of a blogger who has carved his name from being an unknown into what he is now - an Influential Blogger, who has provided inspiration and motivation for "would be poets" and creative writers in the blogosphere . Way to go Zorlone!

Congratulations again Doc Z, Roy, Jan, Kelvin, Dee, Angel and the rest of the winners!

Thanks a lot for the mention. It brought a lump to my throat.
Video courtesy of angmakata (Zorlone) For more videos click on the link.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

FREE PICTURES - The Mountains of Kalinga

Sunday, August 2, 2009


You are the moonbeam in the inky night;

the firefly of each wayward traveler.

You are the welcome shade in a scorching day;

the warm umbrage of refuge and love.

You are the sparkling rain in a humid weather;

the dewdrop in the morning dawn.

You are the joyful song in everyone's heart;

the promise of another fruitful start.

You are the one who makes my life complete;

the breath of life into my soul.

You are the quiddity of my being;

The one I would love forever.

I often wonder what am I to you;

the moonbeam or the shade of blue?

I guess this won't really matter,

just as long as I have you!

Just taking a break from the EIB , he he he. Congratulations to all winners and non-winners!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who have voted for me:

1. Luke of A Walk in the Dark - "Life Is Not A Walk In The Park. That's The Universal law."

2. Holly Jahangiri of It's all a Matter of Perspective: Mine - "This blog is 99.3% truth, .7% blatant lies. Somewhere in between lies my perspective on life."

3. Yatot of Yatot Chronicles - "Life, blogging and everything in between..."

4. Tasha Bud of Tasha's Take - "My take on life, in general. I'd love for you to stop and stay a while. I'd love to hear what you have to say. So, come on in and have a seat. I'm right here, in my rocking chair, by the window. Before you leave, I'd like to say THANK YOU for taking the time. I enjoyed visiting and chatting with you. Thank you so much. You made my day."

5 Dee of Tales Fom the Mom Side Mommy Dee likes the following "Reading Playing The Sims2 Trekking Hiking Surfing the Internet Watching TV Series and Movies" and she writes about anything and everything under the sun.

6. Angel of Fatherblogger dot com - "My Family and everything that comes my mind."

7. Reica of Candid Mom Reviews - "unbiased. real. personal."

8. Patricia Rockwell of Subjective Soup - "A hearty mix of daily events, experiences, thoughts and feelings, seasoned with a hint of attitude."

9. Dia Rowena -
Clinical Chemistry Blog Notes 17 "I'm just a simple girl who loves to meet people with different personalities. . I spill a lot of things and "Learned that the little things can make a big difference" "

10. Justin of Personal Blog of Justin Germino - "My Name is Justin Germino, I am also known as “Dragon Blogger”. I love all forms of entertainment, Movies, Television, Books (Especially Audiobooks), Role Playing (Dungeons and Dragons mostly), Music (Rock primarily, but all kinds Sting is my favorite musician)"

11. Dencios of His Name is Dencios - "I am not disappointed, it doesn't affect me...You can't be liked by Everyone."

Snow of Dear Bloggery - A Blogger’s Diary of Just About Anything!

and special mention to:
11. Ever of Pamatay Homesick
"Istorya,lugar,like's and dislike,kabaliwan,kuro -kuro,pakikipagsapalaran!,ng isang matinong baliw na nagpapakadalubhasa sa pagsusulat,pagkwento,at pagbibigay kaalaman sa damdamin working and living, na isang pinoy abroad!!!"

Ever nominated my Random Thoughts Blog which is DQ because of its date of creation. It was Jena Isle's Random Thoughts that was qualified.

Thank you guys for nominating my blog. I would have composed a poem for each of you if I had the talent of Doc Z's poetic inspiration, so I just dedicate one poem to all of you. More power and may the force be with you!