My bother’s poem

Sa Minsang umaga

Maagang nagising
Na parang lasing
Puno ng pawis
Lakarang malihis,

Pababa sa hapagkainan
Na puno ng tansan
Upuang sumasayaw
Ayaw magbalik tanaw,

Sa nakaraang maulan
Hindi na matatakpan
O tagay pa ulit!
Para tunay na sulit,

Bakit ayaw mo na?
Sa minsang umaga
Lumakad kang tuwid
‘wag nang mapatid,
Ng mapusok na itim.

Mag-syota?

Kamay kong natali
Walang pagkukundili
Sana’y walang hanggan
Sa iyong paghagkan,

Nangako sa pako
Napakong martilyo
Wag kang parang bitwin
Sa gabi lang nagningning

Nilasap mo ang pag-ibig
Tagos sa dibdib at bibig
Sa lagusan ng buhay
Ika’y pumalaypay

Ganito ba talaga
Ang mag-syota?
Parang kamakailan lang
Tila bulakla’t bubuyog nang
Umapruba ang tiyan, o puso?

‘Pagkat tindera ng balot..

Chicharon, balo’t penoy
Sakripisyo kay Nonoy
Mag-aalas kwatro na
Kita’y kulang pa

Sa naglalasinga’t tambay
Suki akong tila abay
Boses na gumigising
Tiyan nama’y kumakalansing

Chicharon, balo’t penoy
‘Wag sisihin ang nanay
Sa malaking tatsulok
Doon sa babang-sulok

O nonoy ko!
Nandito na ako
Tahan na sa luhang gutom
Mukang ‘di ka na magugutom
‘Pagkat tindera ng ballot..

videos about korea

http://vimeo.com/12419492
http://vimeo.com/12419551

videos of Dongguk University exchange students who was hired for an advertisement for a korean airline

how cool is it to study and earn at the same time!

The Great Canadian Backyard BBQ

I attended the BBQ and met a lot of Canucks!

It was the 2nd “Great Canadian Backyard BBQ”. It was a fun Friday on June 4th. The event was co-sponsored and held at the Embassy of Canada, Schofield Hall from 5:30-9:00pm.

Tickets were sold at W10,000 and include two BBQ burgers or hot dogs, salad and live entertainment! Drinks (including beer) were available at a reasonable price. I got a red wine. Also a raffle and a silent auction.

The good part is that proceeds will be given to:
First Steps, a Canadian humanitarian organization whose purpose is to prevent childhood malnutrition in North Korea through programs which provide essential nutrients to young children.
Aeranwon: a shelter for mothers-to-be & unwed mothers in Seoul offering counseling, education and a loving & safe environment to raise their babies.

Balikbayan Box to Philippines

This is one way of sending new and old items to our home, Philippines.

The box size and price range varies.

I will write again once my family receives my box which cost 100,000 won as of June 2010.

Dongguk festival 2010

The University festival is one of the highlight of my stay here in Dongguk. The entire area was turned into a village type where each department of study represent a booth and their own food for sale. Each building has something to offer.

I walked towards where the noise is coming from and I found the most interesting game there is, martial art.

An auction was happening and I can only raise 10,000 won too bad. The korean student beside me told me he will be a slave for one day.

Take a picture to the university’s center piece, the elephant family.

Things to see in Seoul 2010

Just point to the place you are interested about and click it 🙂

Gyeongbokgung Palace or Gyeongbok PalaceInformation

Cheong Wa Dae Information

Namdaemun, Myeongdong, Dongdaemun

Namsan, Seoul N Tower, Namsangol Hanok Village

Itaewon

Cheonggyecheon Stream

The war memorial of Korea

Seoul City Tour Bus Information

Insadong

Lotte World
and Everland

Arab Cultural Festival

The area was huge, enough to house the festival for Arab Culture. For more photos check this site Click here

I saw the most interesting stuff from Arab countries, accessories from Africa, Indian food, Turkish food, and coconut from Vietnam. Henna tattoos too.

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