Poetic Dustbin

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A Night at Shangrila Hotel Edsa

A Night at Shang

Staycation at Shangrila Hotel in Edsa Shaw is one of the activities I always look forward to in our company.  They subsidize our room fee. 

Brought my family and has a lot of fun…  just being together and taking photos, saving the memories. 

– Poetic Dustbin

Reflecting on my hey days…

Reflecting on My Hey Days

It’s been decades since I went back to my Highschool alma mater, University of Sto. Tomas… Nothing much really changed aside from the number of new buildings and renovated ones. 

Went back to our old tambayan … when I was still an active member of the Alpha Phi Omega LAKAY … USTHS chapter. I used to spend hours here after school just to be with brothers. 

It feels good seeing the pavilion still standing… 

– Poetic Dustbin

Politics is a Pile of Cigarette Butts…

Politics is a Pile of Cigarette Butts...

When it comes to Politics… all I can see is a Pile of Cigarette Butts… A wallop of garbage stinking in every corner of our lives… 

– Poetic Dustbin

Outside the Window – A Dark Poetry

Outside the Window

Adapt. Seek. Build.
As tall and wide,
Like the clouds above.
Touch the world
Beneath your palm.
Create your dream
Inside your head.
A Cage. A life. A Path.
Walk blind or not at all.

– Poetic Dustbin

Thornament… A Thorn in my Pride…

Thornament

Cut ’em down… Cut ’em down
These thorns hinder my sight
They darkened all the light
Lift up your sickle up right
Wave it by the rays of the sun
Break these infectious blight

Put ’em on, Leave ’em on
These thorns, my ornament
These demons, my ligament
Ripping me in the inside
I couldn’t breathe, couldn’t
Wash away the thorn in my Pride

– Poetic Dustbin

Disgust… A Dark Poetry

Disgust

Inside and out
And everithing about
Politics is rotten
Worse than chaos
Haven for greed
Feeds on the needs
Selfish service
On a pound of feces
They’re all the same
Playing this game

– Poetic Dustbin

Summer Outing 2022 – Calayo Beach Nasugbu Batangas – Transient House ni Nanay Gina

Summer Outing 2022 - Calayo Beach Resort

It was one quite morning. I’m doing the usual things a lazy guy would do on a Good Friday: Lay down and watch youtube. But it won’t be that usual weekend…I suddenly got a message from my daughter, Ces: “Pa, Beach tayo!”

I replied: “Kelan”. She replied:”Ngayon”

Then I just realized Bhadz (my other daughter) will be celebrating her hundredth birthday (kiddin’) on Monday… So I didn’t think of saying no or arguing about rescheduling it. Hell, Yeah! Let’s go the Beach!

I tasked them to find a good resort that allows improptu reservation or would let us come on short notice.

Before it was Google… But nowadays, Facebook has you covered. Facebook pages on Batangas Beaches are plenty. What we were looking for is a place near a beach that can house 6 adults and 3 kids. It should have an airconed room since it’s summer and a necessity for kids ( You know how they are when it’s hot ).

After an hour or so we found a place called “Transient House ni Nanay Gina. I coordinated with Miss Vanessa Roll Perez for the details and she sent me this card of what they offer. (insert pic)

Going to Nasugbu

This Transient House is not a resort hotel. It’s a simple place where you can stay and get access to a nearby beach. In this case, Calayo Beach. It’s a 2-3 minute walk from the Transient House. And we’re good with that. But we kept our expectations to a LOW so we wouldn;t be disappointed just in case.

And so we set off and packed ourr things. We need to fit 9 people ( Me, Xy, Xeon, Cess, Randy, Bhadz, Cas, Ada and Aezekiel) in our small SUV and fortunately we did. There were no complains, atleast nothing I heard hehehe. We left our house around 3pm. The journey begins.

The travel was long. Google Maps estimated it at more than 3 hours but It took more than that. We need to make couple of stopovers to eat ( always Mcdo ) and buy some stuff along the way.

Traffic was normal. But it was really far. The location is at Calayo Nasugbu. Roads were a mixed baggage. There were some regular street roads but as we landed at Batangas, as expected, we rode down curves, ups and downs. I was a bit scared though. I was driving at night and there were little to no lights on the roads and the curves weren’t just normal curves; they were uphills and downhills. Since we were a bit overloaded, I need to balance that speed when going up and down. It’s a good thing my navigator (Xy) kept awake all throughout (Thanks!) and I was guided accordingly.

Transient House ni Nanay Gina

After a long stretch of U’s, C’s and L’s in the map, we finally reached the place by 9pm. The drive was really tiring. It was like a small town. There’s no Globe Telecom signal unfortunately. Roads were narrow for cars. But the good thing, we were able park just in front of the Transient House. Cool! The house was like a modern “Kubo” with all the amenities we need. Airconed bedroom with a bunk bed that can probably fit us all, our own comfort room, showers, a place to cook with some cooking wares and a gallon of water, 2 sets of fans and a relaxing ambiance. Nanay Gina was very accommodating. She welcomed us with a smile even though it was a bit late and guided us through all the stuff we need to know. It’s actually a good location, there were small stores nearby where you can buy food and essentials. Oh yeah, they also put up a hammock for us. Thank you!

They cooked dinner ( Adobong Manok and Sinigang sa Hipon ) and we gobble it up like wolves in winter. We need to get rest so that we can start early tomorrow for the beach. Everyone was excited. This is the first time we went out together for an outing. Yes!

Time to Hit the Beach

We woke up around 6:00 AM and everyone’s really up and about prepping for the beach. We went ahead with Nanay Gina to check out the beach first. It wasn’t that crowded and the sand was fine. The water was tamed, that’s good. She asked us if we want to go to an island she pointed out via boat which costs around 2500php, I thought about and courteously declined. We don’t have the luxury of time since the boat travel was roughly 30-45 mins one way. We went back our house cottage and ate breakfast. Hotdogs and some leftovers from last night. After breakfast Bhadz and Joy prep the kids while Randy helped out in fixing the stuff in the cottage. Xy and Xeon also help prepare things we need. I asked them to go ahead so that I can lock the room and keep it safe.


Beach time! It wasn’t “Class A” beach but the happiness was way above “Class A”. Just spending time together and enjoying the company of family and nature bring a subtle feeling of peace and enjoyment. I felt that this trip was long overdue and I’m glad they pushed me to go along. We didn’t spend on the activities, it costs a bit much. I just let them play in the waters and in the sand. Never forget the task of taking photos. Less of that though, more time to merge and fill your senses with nature. I won’t be detailing the stuff we did. I’ll let the pictures tell the stories

It was fun!

The sun was a bit kind to us. It was cloudy and the kids were able to appreciate splattering in the water more without getting sun-burned. We were able to saturate our time on the water and left of hours to have lunch together and rest a bit for the trip back home.

All in all it was a very pleasant stay. Nanay Gina provided us all the things we needed and she was kind and accommodating. I can highly recommend this place for families and groupies who just want to spend a simple and affordable getaway.

Take a Walk… A Dark Poetry

Take a Walk

I was by the corner
lamenting like a child
The lights were out
My screams were loud
Yet there was silence
There was nothing
There was no one
Love, hate, anger
Joy, grief, pain
filled my being
yet inside, empty
till i decided
to leave myself
sulking, crying
to heal and die
Heaven and hell
arms open wide
to take a walk
to the other side

– Poetic Dustbin

It’s a Mad World!

Mad World

All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places, worn out faces
Bright and early for their daily races
Going nowhere, going nowhere
Their tears are filling up their glasses
No expression, no expression
Hide my head I want to drown my sorrow
No tomorrow, no tomorrow

And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I’m dying are the best I’ve ever had
I find it hard to tell you ’cause I find it hard to take
When people run in circles it’s a very, very

Mad world
Mad world
Mad world
Mad world

Children waiting for the day they feel good
Happy birthday, happy birthday
Made to feel the way that every child should
Sit and listen, sit and listen
Went to school and I was very nervous
No one knew me, no one knew me

Hello teacher tell me what’s my lesson
Look right through me, look right through me

And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I’m dying are the best I’ve ever had
I find it hard to tell you ’cause I find it hard to take
When people run in circles it’s a very, very

Mad world
Mad world
Mad world
Mad world

And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I’m dying are the best I’ve ever had
I find it hard to tell you ’cause I find it hard to take
When people run in circles it’s a very, very
Mad world
Mad world
Halargian world
Mad world

– Tears for Fears

Transformation… . Change is Timeless and We are Not

Transformation

Change is timeless
And we are not
The future has no horizon
It’s an endless tunnel
The past is a photograph
Of good and bad events
The present doesnt exist
It’s just a spoilage
Of both future and past
What life really is
is a tedious journey
to our death and decay
Our legacies will remain
But we will fade away
Slowly forgotten in time
As others live on…

– Poetic Dustbin