|Paces & Places: 6:15 P.M. Breakwater at Manila Bay|
Seagulls frolic along the breakwater at Manila Bay. It would have been cliche, had they been lovebirds. ;)
So, where did you run today?
|Pocket Money. Literally!|
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|Doggie Run 2014 Shirt Design|
|Doggie Run 2014 Race Bib Design|
Once there was a little box,
With a pair of friends (and sometimes a sock).
His friends, Mr. Left & Mrs. Right, would often leave for hours. Or days. Or even a week or two.
They would always come home with tales that would make him go "Oooh".
Alas, after a few years or so,
This pair, his friends, they had to go.
For after much treading that caused turmoil to Mrs. Right,
Mr. Left just couldn't survive from her plight.
And so the little box was left all alone,
Tucked away in a dusty, old corner at home.
He thought to himself, "What am I to do? This void, this emptiness that I feel?
Is this the end? Is this for real?"
Months did pass with only dust mites as company,
He was sad. Forlorn. And as grumpy as can be.
For this little box missed all the stories, you see,
Of how big, how wonderful this world could be.
Then one day, he felt all the cobwebs scatter,
"What now?", he wondered, his heart all aflutter.
A hand dusted off the dirt on his head,
"You'll do just fine, you will", and off they sped.
The next thing he knew, as he felt a tickle on his head,
Little hands were carefully brushing-- something glittery, something red.
Fluffy pompoms adorned what was once a plain lid,
Polka dotted and cheery, he felt like a kid!
Then after some time, as he laid out to dry,
He met some new friends who came to say "Hi".
How exciting, he thought, wishes DO come true,
A toy, a pencil, a cookie, just to name a few.
"Well, hello there", they called, all cramped to the hip,
"Are you ready to go on this wonderful trip?"
A trip? A trip!!! Then the box realized,
Maybe that's why I am dressed to the nines!
So after a prayer, a song and a dance,
Two grubby tiny hands had gotten their chance.
"Salamat po!", he heard a grateful voice say,
And those two simple words just completed his day.
For the little empty box, once a desolate soul,
Is now a fulfilled and proud Happy Kahon. :)
|Have a Jolly, Crafty Christmas|
|Starting 'em young! Crafting a Happy Kahon for a cause.|
|Happy Kahons all in a row. Ready to spread the love!|
|The Happy Kahons putting big smiles on these kids' faces |
during the Christmas party and turnover to the kids from Concordia Children's Services.
|Greentenial Rescue Run 2013|
|Pinoy Fitness Charity Run for Yolanda Victims|