FUN RHYME No. 366: BIRTHDAY GREETINGS UNTO MY SISTER WANDRA

 

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[BIRTHDAY GIRL WANDRA, my cute and feisty sister is shown here garbed in a seeming military attire, as though intimating that she is BRAVE, COURAGEOUS and at times STERN. But deep in her heart, she is SOFT, FRAGILE and LOVING. That leg of a photobomber which sort of projected at the foreground is DAVE’s, WANDRA’s significant OTHER. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DRA!]

 

Maligayang bati sa aming KAPATID na bunsong BABAE…

Siya ang isa sa aming mga PRINCESITA, at ang isa pa’y kanyang ATE;

Dalawa lamang silang babaeng naging anak ni DADDY at MOMMY – –

Pang-anim at pang-pito sila, kaya kami ay DUMAMI!

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Dalawang tinuruan ng husto upang maging mahusay sa PAMAMAHAY…

Ang ATE niyang si WILMA, na magaling sa pagluluto at malamig din ang KAMAY – –

Malamig ang kamay, kaya nawiwiling magtanim ng mga HALAMAN – –

Subalit kung sa pagluluto pa rin, siya po ang tampok at NUMBER ONE!

Si WANDRA naman ay magaling sa larangan ng ARTISTRY…

Magaling sa INTERIOR DESIGN, at mahusay pang DUMISKARTE ;

Magaling din siyang tunay sa PAGDIDIBUHO – –

Kaya kapag ukol sa DEKORASYON, siya ang may ULO!

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Subalit nasa malayong paglalakbay si WANDRA NGAYON…

Nasa bansang SCOTLAND, at doo’y NAGLILIMAYON;

Sa mga MUSEO, sa LOCH NESS at saka sa  INVERNESS- –

Mukhang balak hulihin itong “mythical creature” na si NESS!

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Sa MUSEO, ay mukhang nakakita na rin po SIYA…

Nang ma-iuuwi sa aking JAR, ‘sang pasalubong na magbibigay SAYA – –

Mukhang meron na siyang napupusuang SUKBITIN;

Dangkasi nga lang daw, maliit raw ang bulsa niya’t

baka ‘dili magkasya RIN!

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Mukha ngang sa MUSEO’y may hinablot na nga SIYA…

Pumalpak lang ng kaunti, at ang FRAME ay BUMALANDRA;

Hindi naman siguro mapapag-kamalang KUKUNIN- –

Dahil ang hitsura ng PICTURE FRAME, ay maayos at “HANGING” pa RIN!

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HARRY POTTERISH nga ang mga gusali DOON…

Parang JAMES BOND movie scenes, nga daw ang mga siyudad at NAYON;

Pati ang OWL ni HARRY POTTER ay nakilala na NILA – –

Balak daw ng OWL na mangibang bayan at sa SCOTLAND ay SAWA NA!

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Maligaya at masaganang kaarawan sa iyo DRA…

Mukhang magtatagal pa kayo diyan sa iyong PAG-GAGALA at TRALALA;

Pag-nahuli mo na sa LOCH NESS yaang si NESSIE – –

Pa-picture ka agad kay DAVE o kahit na nga SELFIE!

MALIGAYANG KAARAWAN SAYO WANDRA!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUN RHYME No. 365: BIRTHDAY GREETINGS UNTO ATTY. BARBARA ANNE “BABSY” MIGALLOS:

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[BIRTHDAY GIRL BABSY is shown in this photo with a broad and mirthful smile.]

Happy birthday to our batchmate ATTORNEY BABSY…

She’s a very assiduous person as you will all SEE;

As she is currently the Secretary and Executive Director of PHILEX MINING CORPORATION – –

She’s Secretary too of the NICKEL ASIA CORP., world’s producer of LATERITIC ore in PROFUSION …

And there are about FIFTEEN (15) more corporate entities in her BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMATION!

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She’s an INSPIRING PERSON because she’s able to WALK her TALK…

Whenever she makes a PROMISE, people can bet  mounds of FUNDS, as she’s never a GAWK;

She has an inborn sense of FOCUS, believing that big things in LIFE are worth DREAMING – –

Despite all frustrations, she’d make the dream a reality, by much PUSHING and PRODDING…

She’d do whatever it takes, till the goal is reached, via victorious SMASHING!

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She started out LITIGATING and she became SENIOR ASSOCIATE at ACCRA…

She looks so CHEERFUL and almost always UNWORRIED, a picture of RHATHYMIA;

Subsequently ascended as PARTNER and eventual MANAGING PARTNER of the ROCO KAPUNAN MIGALLOS  OFFICES – –

And she would press on EXCELLENCE, under her  own managerial AUSPICES …

A stickler for ACCURACY and PRECISION, in   her lawyers’ duties and their ACCOMPLICES!

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She graduated CUM LAUDE and was our batch  SALUTATORIAN…

‘Twas at the UP COLLEGE of LAW – – a bit BOURGEOIS , a bit PLEBEIAN;

She ranked THIRD in the 1979 BAR EXAMINATIONS – –

Started straight and serious into steep lawyering career, despite all those work DISTRACTIONS…

Culminating thereby into success, achieving much of  her lawyerly AMBITIONS!

UP Law

 

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LEOs  born on August 8 can be seen as unemotional or even DISTANT…

But they’re simply self-disciplined and they surely can reach success in an INSTANT;

Though they’re often forced to climb the hard road to success, they won’t do it any other WAY – –

Their eagerness to earn every opportunity, is in their TRUE CHARACTER and SWAY…

But with the dawning of more SUCCESSES, they’d  burst in LAUGHTER, and would even do a SASHAY!

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On your natal day, on this STATELY SATURDAY, with greetings from an ASPIRING POET…

I fervently hope and pray that you’d cut down on your DIET;

Take care of your health, and try to do VEGGIES and FRUITS – –

As you’ve a  PRIDE and JOY of a DAUGHTER, in the person of ANNA DINNAH, who’s a splendid CHANTEUSE …

We could perhaps sing, dance and carouse (after this pandemic is over), and I’ll offer a SONG and a TOAST!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABSY!

FUN RHYME No. 364: BIRTHDAY GREETINGS UNTO LRA DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR BOB LEYRETANA

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Happy happy birthday to you, Attorney BOB…

Being a LEO born on August 10, you’re like UNCLE BOB;

UNCLE BOB was a TV personality then, who was full of humor, and OPTIMISM – –

Your advantage my FRIEND, is that when entertaining, you won’t stop till your audience’s sides go SPLITTING!

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Attorney BOB is a dedicated and committed official of the LRA…

‘Tis the LAND REGISTRATION AUTHORITY, since he joined in 2003;

He started his career in LRA as Chief of the Law DIVISION – –

And he went up the bureaucratic ladder,  until his present esteemed POSITION!

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As Deputy Administrator, he had such a  unique OPPORTUNITY…

To serve at the LRA from August 2016 to June 2017, as ADMINISTRATOR OIC;

He’s a walking law book on matters pertaining to LANDS and TITLING – –

And those top brass in the LRA would seek his KEN when they’re GAWKING!

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Prior to Sir BOB’s stint in the government SERVICE…

He was much honed in extensive private PRACTICE;

‘Twas in the field of land titling from 1994 to 2002 – –

Which really put his skills and talent to an office which needed it TOO!

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Sir BOB is a proud product of public EDUCATION…

When he graduated both in elementary and secondary ,  was First Honorable MENTION;

He earned his AB Political Science from UST as a working SCHOLAR – –

Snatched a Juris Doctor degree, from ATENEO Law, again as a university SCHOLAR!

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In recognition of his competence in public service and  GOVERNANCE…

Sir BOB was conferred by the President with the rank of CESO II, the second highest, among RANKS;

With his stellar expertise in the field of land titling and REGISTRATION – –

He’s one among the most sought after lecturer  in Mandatory Continuing Legal EDUCATION!

 

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A cartoon illustration of a judge holding a gavel.

On this your NATAL DAY, this MARVELOUS MONDAY…

I hope to see you as a JURIST some other DAY;

Your exceptional knowledge on LAND REGISTRATION LAW- –

Will surely be an asset for those in the collegiate court, whose KEN in those matters are a bit RAW!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOSS BOB!

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A SEEMING ABSENCE OF NATIONHOOD AND THE DISCIPLINE THAT WE’VE LOST

 

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Many works have been written as to why our country seems to be so DISUNITED…

Some say, it’s due to INDIVIDUALISM, a polite word for “SELFISHNESS”, ‘tis SAID;

Or a seeming absence of the state of NATIONHOOD, a true sense of COMMUNITY – –

For being CLANNISH, has turned us indeed into this  kind of PROCLIVITY!

 

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The islandic geographical setting perhaps of our COUNTRY…

Has made it quite difficult to achieve much UNITY;

The ILOCANOS are sometimes the bugbear of the VISAYANS – –

And the ILONGGOS, would not feel at ease with the MANGYANS!

And history may have been so UNFORTUNATE…

As some tinged with traitorous betrayals, amassed some fortune and lucky FATE;

And America’s legacy of RIGHTS and FREEDOM – –

Seems to have been exaggerated, and those use of  rights surpassed what’s QUONDAM!

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We FILIPINOS, are so truly CLANNISH and so POLITICIZED…

As POLITICS even have become a business, an industry much DESIRED;

And the emergence of DYNASTIES, is another feature of our clannish CHARACTER  – –

That’s why it truly will not get erased  in our very own CHARTER!

 

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Our people have become accustomed to bashing our own LEADERS…

They seem to feel so proud, as they’re considered as fearful, brave and dashing BASHERS;

For if this habit will continue, our stanchless bashing will be upon a RETINUE – –

All the succeeding PREXIES will also feel the bashing, BLACK and BLUE!

 

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This is the reason why DISCIPLINE has gone ROTTING…

Because our leaders have been bashed like MANURE, that’s so odorous and STINKING;

For what respect will  our leaders even MERIT – –

Even our descendants, will find it foul, to greet their leaders, in the future with courteous SPIRIT!

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How can our law enforcers be efficient in POLICING…

Neither would the traffic enforcers, be with respect to TRAFFIC REGULATING;

If the leader of the nation is treated so very BADLY- –

Others would surely follow, even to smack in the face those enforcers so HORRIBLY!

 

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Let us respect heretofore the  POSITION and not the OCCUPANT…

Let’s give regard to the election results, even if the occupant is CORMORANT;

As it’s a cycle that has to be complied, as elections are REVERBERANT – –

If the occupant is not to our liking, the next election will be most SIGNIFICANT!

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The FACEBOOK bashing has even ruined what’s left of our dwindling DISCIPLINE…

Thus, the last resort is to have a leader who’s strict and so STRINGENT;

For if DISCIPLINE will not truly come from WITHIN US – –

We direly need a leader who need to even strike terror (to insure DISCIPLINE) with an imagined WHIP or a LASH!

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Some would even dare say: “WE”RE NOT AN UNDISCIPLINED BUNCH!”…

But that would surely approximate as a mere HUNCH;

For what would you say if a motorist stays in traffic’s INTERSECTION SQUARE – –

Well, perhaps that has become the new normal, and that is deemed as SWELL!

 

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It has been oftenly said that: “TOO MUCH FREEDOM, IS NOT GOOD”…

But  we have savored those rights as if they were LUSCIOUS FOOD;

And with this availment of much abuse of the FREEDOM – –

Would ruin a nation like ours, and even that of a KINGDOM!

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FUN RHYME NO. 363 – LINGAPIN PO NATIN ANG ATING PAMAHALAAN; HINDI NGA NAMAN PO SILA ANG DAHILAN

 

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[For  us  to  definitely  eradicate  this  COVID  PANDEMIC,  we  have  to  help our own government  in  this  battle.  This PANDEMIC which brought chaos and economic recession in the whole world  is  UNPRECEDENTED  and UNFORESEEN. We have  to  work   hand-in-hand   towards   our goal of an  eventual  triumph over this dreaded and  incurable  (as of now)  affliction.  The best  that  we  could do is  to  help  our government  which  is  at  the  very forefront  of  this  battle.  I guess,  we  have  no other choice at this very moment, as it is the only government that we’ve GOT.]

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Bilang isang pamamanhikan sa lahat ng atin pong MAMAMAYAN…

Taos puso po natin at marubdob na PAKIKIUSAPAN;

Ang ating mga ka-anak at pati na ang atin pong mga KAIBIGAN – –

Na  talos at nararapat po nating LINGAPIN ang atin pong PAMAHALAAN!

 

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Ito pong PANDEMYA na idinulot po ng COVID…

Hindi naman po ang PAMAHALAAN ang siyang SUMABIT;

Ito po ay sakit na hanggang ngayon ay tunay na MISTERYO – –

Hindi po pa rin malaman kung ito ay NATURAL o ginawa ng TAO!

 

 

Wala pong BANSA ang tunay na NAKAPAGHANDA…

Mayaman mang BANSA, pati na rin ang MARALITA;

Disiplina po ang tunay na nating KAKAILANGANIN – –

Upang ang COVID-19 po, tuluyan tayong LISANIN!

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Ang PANDEMYA pong ito ay “UNPRECEDENTED”…

‘Di po nakapaghanda kahit na nga ang US, at ang Gran Britanya, na isang KINGDOM na UNITED;

Pati ang ITALYA ngani, at pati na rin ang RUSSIA – –

Pati ang FRANCES, ang SINGAPORE at pati na rin ang INDIA!

 

Hindi rin po ito ang panahon nang PAGSISISIHAN…

Dapat po ay iwaksi po natin ang lahat ng IYAN;

Tumulong po tayo sa ating kaisa-isang GOBYERNO – –

Wala pong iba kung hindi ang syang pinangangasiwaan ng ating PANGULO!

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Ang liderato po ng ating BANSA sa NGAYON…

Kailan po ng inyong PAGLINGAP at PAGTULONG;

“In our small ways; let us all support and HELP – –

“Let’s think of the common good and not just our own SELF.”!

 

Huwag po nating ikumpara ang BANSA natin sa IBA…

May mga bansang ang mga tao’y puspos na may DISIPLINA;

Meron din mga bansang, mayaman sa TEKNOLOHIYA – –

At may mga bansang di-kakapalan ang naninirahan sa teritoryo NILA!

 

Kaya nga po ang pagtuunan po nati’y DISIPLINA…

Pakisamahan at mag-bigay simpatiya sa mga MEDIKO at mga DOKTORA;

Pati na rin po sa lahat ng mga pagod nang mga “NURSES” – –

Lahat-lahat po ng mga FRONTLINERS at mga HOSPITAL WORKERS!

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 Kung tayo po ay palagian na lamang na MANINIRYA at MAMBABATIKOS…

Wala pong maitutulong yan, magdudulot po lalo ng galit at poot, BAGKUS;

Ituon po natin ang oras natin sa pagdarasal at taimtim na PANALANGIN – –

Upang ang PANGINOON nating DIYOS ay patuloy na tayo’y LINGAPIN DIN!

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FUN RHYME No. 362: REMEMBERING MOMMY/LOLA NORMA AMIDST THIS PAINFUL PANDEMIA

 

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[Mommy/Lola NORMA would have celebrated her NINETY-FIFTH (95th) birthday  if she  were  still with us  today, August 5. During her life here on earth, Mommy/Lola NORMA would painstakingly take good care of us when we were ill, especially during our  infant  and  toddler years,  up  to  and  until our adolescence. Her usual health tip, when you would feel as though you are in the verge of catching the FLU was simple:  quaff  a  hot  soup  and  wrap  yourself  inside  a  warm blanket and after producing much sweat,you would by then feel CURED and AT EASE with no more PAIN.]

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Mommy/Lola NORMA would have been NINETY-FIVE TODAY…

As it is Mommy/Lola NORMA’s birthday, this WONDROUS WEDNESDAY;

She would still have been so continuously caring for all of US – –

‘Tis her maternal nature, as if one among got sick, she’d surely go NONPLUS!

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Sometime in the early 50s, when I and my brother WILLIAM grew unsightly BOILS…

Mommy/Lola NORMA kept us both attended with her daily nursing TOILS;

But it did seem that our ailment was some kind of SUPERNATURAL- –

‘Twas said that its source was occult and the cure should be PARANORMAL!

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Beside our cozy CEMBO home then, was an earth mound like a miniature HILL…

And we’d joyfully play around it, like jovial JACK and JILL;

Might have done a leak that may have irked the SPIRITS – –

And thereafter the BOILS appeared on our skin in an unending SPURTS!

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And that was the first time, I saw some kind of a mystic OFFERING…

With lit candles and plates of food that were proffered after its COOKING amidst, SINGING and PRAYING;

And days thereafter, the BOILS vanished as though wiped with a fresh TOWEL – –

Our skin got restored to its former glow and sheen as though a polished JEWEL!

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There was a time too when a localized FLU EPIDEMIC caught up with us ALL…

‘Twas in the late 50s,  as we’ve already relocated from a room at Tia AIDA’s nice and happy HOVEL;

Our 19th Avenue home then was actually a mere two- room AFFAIR – –

And the ground floor was constructed and got turned into some kind of a leisure LAIR!

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At ground floor, there were no doors that protected us, as BURGLARS were NOT then a FAD…

The place was just a resting venue, with straw mats and a sleeping PAD;

Only the upper floor, with staircase leading to a door, which could be LOCKED- –

But the ground floor lair, though with “sawali” walls as partition, is totally UNBLOCKED!

‘Twas only FIVE of us then; myself, William, Winston, Wilson and WILBERT…

With Daddy/Lolo Max and Mommy/Lola Norma,  our fight with the FLU was WON, though we got a bit WITHERED;

As Mommy/Lola Norma did the NURSING, Daddy/Lolo Max did the COOKING – –

And as lighting then was not much FINE, the cooked food went into some instance of SPILLING!

 

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At that time when the FLU’s pains and hurts were at its APEX…

‘Twas decided that we rest and sleep at the LAIR, as it was BEST;

The house kitchen then was actually downstairs, and for CONVENIENCE – –

Food would all be near to us, as we are all then,  PATIENTS!

Once again, me and my co-duo William contracted an acute case of MALARIA…

‘Twas, because we went to a summer vacation in far-flung and forested NAGCARLAN, LAGUNA;

We both went into frightening and chilling FITS and unsettling high FEVER – –

Mommy/Lola Norma’s caring then was  not enough as we went into some bouts of fearful SEIZURE!

 

And so, we were confined at the  V. LUNA GENERAL HOSPITAL…

And Mommy/Lola Norma would visit us daily, ‘cos malaria was then deemed as FATAL;

By the grace of ALMIGHTY GOD, and the painful shots of QUININE – –

It cured us both, for if not indeed, we could have gone ASININE!

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It was too painful indeed, the QUININE injection SHOTS…

It has to be made intramuscular, thus the injections were done on the BUTTOCKS;

The injectable solution was so thick; so VISCOUS and so TREACLY- –

The injecter must massage the injection point afterwards,  to melt and liquify the solution SLOWLY!

 

Those were Mommy/Lola Norma’s CARING MOMENTS…

She was passionate and strong and she won’t go into PRETENSE;

If you’re feeling ill, just follow Mommy/Lola Norma’s apt ADVICE – –

Hot soup, hours enwrapped in a warm blanket, to stave off FEVER till you sweat; a health tip that truly CURES and wipes out the CRIES!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY IN HEAVEN, MOMMY/LOLA NORMA!

 

FUN RHYME No. 361: BIRTHDAY GREETINGS UNTO MY SISTER-IN-LAW, CRISTINA “TINA” EVANGELISTA-CHUNG

 

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[BIRTHDAY GIRL TINA aka CRISTINA EVANGELISTA-CHUNG is shown in this photo with  a caption that says: “I’M GOING TO IGNITE THE PHILIPPINES!’. She is actually promoting a brand of HEALTHY organic products with the label YOLI. And she is indeed burning the path towards a successful marketing career aimed at making us all strong, in good shape and immune to the COVID-19 virus.]    

 

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Happy  happy birthday to you Madame CRISTINA…

Being a Leo born on August 4th, you’re  well known for being an inspiring and  optimistic PERSONA;

You also have a humorous personality, and that’s quite QUAINT – –

As you’re naturally a bit social and loves to make people laugh with no RESTRAINT!

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You take the world on, as your stage, and thrive  in such an ENVIRONMENT…

And at times, you like to be the center of attention in your ARRONDISSEMENT;

But your humor is only matched by your positive OUTLOOK – –

As you’re full of such joyful antics, as if you’re a walking COMIC BOOK!

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Your KITH and KIN are often impressed with how you find the good in any SITUATION…

And because your personality is so engaging, you’re deemed as SWEET by your COMPANION;

Though you may be rebellious at times, making it hard for you to fit into a conventional MOLD – –

You ought to be DOCILE at times too, ready to heed BITS of advice that to you, are wisely TOLD!

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You also prefer to do things your own WAY…

Even if it means hurting your chances of receiving lauds and shouts of HURRAY;

You’re intelligent, compassionate and STRONG-WILLED – –

You usually would shine and stand out in your chosen FIELD!

 

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At times, your resistance to any kind of restraint endows you with pioneering POTENTIAL…

As you channel your energies positively, you’ll have the ability to enliven people, so SEVERAL;

But you should be careful too not to put to challenge your INDEPENDENCE – –

‘Tis because autonomy of thought gives you much of your TRANSCENDENCE!

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On you natal day, my dearest SISTER-in-LAW…

I hope and pray that you’d heed this wise and judicious SAW;

It says: “DO WHAT YOU LOVE and SUCCESS WILL FOLLOW…” – –

For with your passion, FIRE and zest, you’ll bury all the SORROW!

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HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY ONCE AGAIN TINA!  

 

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FUN RHYME No. 360: BIRTHDAY GREETINGS UNTO ATTORNEY LEONIDES “NIDES” RESPICIO

 

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[BIRTHDAY  BOY  Attorney  LEONIDES  “NIDES”  RESPICIO  is shown  in  this  photo speaking  before  members  of  the  COUPLES  FOR  CHRIST – ILOCOS NORTE Chapter sometime in 2015. NIDES is an active officer of the COUPLES FOR CHRIST and is also a  highly  competent  and  skilled  lawyer.  NIDES  is  a proud member of  the UP Law Class 78.]

Happy  birthday to you ATTORNEY NIDES…

You’re a real friend and quaintly as an ENTERTAINER, it describes you BEST;

For you’re so good playing the HARMONICA – –

Hearing the melody, would instantly bring a state called RHATHYMIA!

RHATHYMIA is a feeling of CHEERFULNESS and LIGHTHEARTEDNESS…

For hearing the mouth harp, instantly erases any SADNESS;

You’re truly a virtuoso as regards playing this virtual FRENCH HARP – –

Listening to its melody would truly soothe EVERYONE’S HEALTH and HEART!

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Your AUGUST 4 birthday horoscope shows that you’re GENEROUS and SENSITIVE…

But you’re a natural-born leader, and that’s a trait that’s truly so POSITIVE;

You’re always considerate towards others and upon their FEELINGS – –

You’re not only best in HARMONICA, as I have also heard your SINGINGS!

You tend to be a little dramatic, well,  just at TIMES…

Hope you’ll stay as LAWYER, and not be lured to the theater and stage to do PANTOMIMES;

But you’re still the best artistic performer, in my ASSESSMENT, thus FAR – –

If I only have the POWER, I’ll award you a GRAMMY or an OSCAR!

You’re also  good at promoting yourself and connecting with PEOPLE…

In fact, people in powerful positions, that’s actually everyone’s EYE APPLE;

The LION in you, being a LEO, makes you the typical king of your own JUNGLE – –

You’re considered as “SWEET” by people around you, and that would really bring unto your eyes much SPARKLE!

 

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Your smiles are contagious as you’re deemed as a  true flamboyant LION…

An active member of COUPLES for CHRIST, faithful believer of GOD, WHO’s praised in the SONGS of ZION;

A competent and a skilled lawyer and BARRISTER – –

A legal eagle indeed, who’s listed in our country’s attorneys’ ROSTER!

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On you natal day, my dear and trustworthy FRIEND NIDES…

I hope and pray that a SYNERGY would transpire between our LAW OFFICES;

A funny saying sort of went this way: “TOO MANY COOKS SPOIL THE BROTH” – –

TWO ARTISTIC LAWYERS LIKE US INDEED, could bring more clients and fees, and so on, and so FORTH!

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HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY ONCE AGAIN NIDES!  

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FUN RHYME BLOG 359: TUNAY NA DISIPLINA ANG PANLABAN SA PANDEMYA

 

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Kailangang talaga ang mahigpit na DISIPLINA …

Ukol sa laban natin dito sa COVID na PANDEMYA;

DISIPLINANG mula sa kaibuturan ng ating sariling PAGKUKUSA – –

Hindi yaong DISIPLINANG, na dapat pang IPINAG-UUSISA!

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Malala na pong talaga ang daloy ng INFECTION RATE…

Mukhang tayo’y dapat nang “not just WAIT and WAIT”;

Mahirap nang umasa pa muna sa pagdating ng VACCINE – –

Tratuhin natin ang hindi pagsunod sa PROTOCOLS “as  a TRULY GRIEVOUS SIN”!

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Kung hindi naman po ESSENTIAL ang inyong GAWAIN…

STAY AT HOME please, at huwag na po munang MAG-“IN”;

At huwag na huwag pong gagawa ng anomang PALUSOT – –

Baka po kayo’y ma-KALABOSO, at kulay ORANGE ang inyong MAISUOT!

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Dalawang-linggo lamang po naman ang itatagal NITO…

Huling hirit na lamang po, upang ang INFECTION RATE ay MAGBAGO;

Pagpursigihan po nating lahat upang hindi tayo’y  MABULIYASO – –

Baka maging PAULIT-ULIT laang, at magmumukha tayong mga PAYASO!

 

May mga TAO dangkasi, lalo na sa mga PALENGKE…

Na kung saan, haay naku, doon si COVID VIRUS, PUMIPIRME;

Kung umasta eh, akala mo’y si SUPERMAN o WONDER WOMAN – –

Ni ayaw MAG-MASKARA, at ayaw daw magmukha silang, si BATMAN!

 

Magtulong-tulong na po tayo para sa PAMBANSANG KALUSUGAN…

Mas lalong magiging maigting ang halos lugmok nating KALAGAYAN;

Itaguyod po natin ng palagiang PANALANGIN at lubos na KOOPERASYON  – –

Para po maigawad sa atin ng Poong MAYKAPAL ang patuloy at ganap na BENDISYON!

 

 

PATULOY NA ISIPIN ANG KALIGTASAN NATIN;

UPANG ANG PANGINOONG DIYOS,

PANALANGIN NATI’Y DINGGIN!

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FUN RHYME BLOG 358: THE COVID SPREAD AND WHAT’S THE REAL DREAD

 

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[Health workers in the Philippines have virtually pleaded for a “TIME-OUT”. This plea ensued,  as these front liners have been so TIRED, WEARIED, STRESSED and STRAINED for almost the whole duration of this PANDEMIC. And they raised this plea after a SPIKE in the COVID infection rate SURGED to unprecedented levels. At 12:01 this morning (August 4), 2020, MEGA-MANILA and some outlying provinces were returned into an MECQ aka MODIFIED ENHANCE COMMUNITY QUARANTINE status. With the MECQ in effect, only essential industries will be allowed to operate and public transport has been banned. Liquor has also been banned in some cities. It would seem indeed that the the war against COVID can now be truly likened to an UPHILL battle. DISCIPLINE and COURTESY as well as a more STERN, SOLID, STRICT and STRINGENT of health protocols must now be enforced. ]

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The COVID-19 virus spread is becoming really  FRIGHTENING…

For we’ve even surpassed the number of CHINA, and that’s INTRIGUING;

Some sources said CHINA might have deflated its NUMBERS – –

It’s typical they say among CHINA’s communist party MEMBERS!

 

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But what is the real cause of this seeming unstoppable SURGE…

Some are rooting for the DOH Secretary’s ousting, as though some kind of a PURGE;

It’s not I think the governance of our nation’s leaders, which needs to be UPBRAIDED!

It’s a matter of our people’s DISCIPLINE which has seemingly CASCADED!

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In some market places, I’ve actually SEEN and WITNESSED…

A handful of people, as though they’re IMPERVIOUS to SICKNESS;

Nonchalantly removing their FACE MASKS, as though reeling to do a GASP – –

But that’s not well and fine, as though they’ve lost much of the protocols’ GRASP!

 

Methinks that the desired cut in the COVID infection rate would partly be  DEPENDENT…

Upon this recent MECQ re-adoption, through the government’s style of LAW  ENFORCEMENT;

It really must now be truly more STERN, SOLID, STRICT and STRINGENT- –

But the COOPERATION of all would be the most essential INGREDIENT!

 It’s the DISCIPLINE of our people that will prove as KEY…

And all of us, will in the end be HAPPY and LUCKY;

To have survived this scourge of a COVID PANDEMIC – –

Let’s also observe COURTESY and let’s not PANIC!

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STAY SAFE UNTIL THIS COVID IS DEFACED!

FUN RHYME NO. 357: BIRTHDAY GREETINGS UNTO SC JUSTICE RODIL ZALAMEDA:

 

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Happy  birthday to you JUSTICE RODIL ZALAMEDA…

A personality best described with the state called RHATHYMIA;

It’s a feeling of continued CHEERFULNESS and COPIOUS OPTIMISM – –

Indeed, I’ve never seen the Honorable JUSTICE, gloom in sordid PESSIMISM!

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A cartoon illustration of a judge holding a gavel.

That’s perhaps why the good JUSTICE zoomed into PROMOTION…

On his first shot, he beat the odds, the first SC JUSTICE who took decision-writing EXAMINATION;

Bypassed long-time applicants for the SC post, ‘twas such a REVELATION—

Older applicants indeed got BURKED, it’s due perchance, to his JESUIT EDUCATION!

 

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A graduate of the ATENEO, where he,  as a stude served as  associate editor of its LAW JOURNAL…

That’s where he honed best  his writing skills, as he wrote a decision at the SC exam which proved STELLAR;

His HUMILITY is much apparent, molded through his public school EDUCATION – –

‘Twas during the primary and secondary levels,

which goaded him into GRANDER ASPIRATION!

As a LEO person born on August 2, you’re BIG-HEARTED and GENEROUS with PRAISE…

You’re loyal and faithful to your WIFE, and could even be deemed as CHASTE;

You’re empowering and friendly and is a great motivator for those AROUND YOU- –

That’s perhaps you’ve got the most efficient staff, that keeps you FAIR and JUST sans bias or SKEW!

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You indeed have an inborn sense of PUBLICITY…

The old saying of “never a dull moment” definitely, is your CUP OF TEA;

Regardless of where you find yourself in, there will always be drama,  chills and THRILLS – –

That’s because in all honesty, you’re an entertaining person teeming with humorous SPIELS!

On your natal day, this SACRED SUNDAY, with greetings from a crude BARD…

In addition to your ULIRANG MANDALEÑO AWARD, this amateurish poet  prays that you’d reap more awards as REWARD;

I hope and pray too that you’d continue to have precious  GOOD HEALTH – –

And become  our THIRD youngest SUPREME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE, as you’re the best, with brains and a heart that’s large in BREADTH!

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte administers the oath to newly appointed Associate Justice Rodil Zalameda during a ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on August 5, 2019. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUSTICE RODIL!

FUN RHYME BLOG 356: HAPPY BIRTHDAY GREETINGS TO MS. ANNIE HERRERA-SANTIAGO

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[BIRTHDAY GIRL ANNIE is seen in this photo with an alluring smile; perhaps manifesting an optimistic aspiration that she will be FREE at LAST! ANNIE truly shows his caring and loving concern for people as she has in fact recently revised her FB profile photo. Her present FB profile photo (this photo) shows an image of her surrounded by the ubiquitous admonition nowadays, amidst the COVID pandemic: ‘STAY HOME and SAVE LIVES”. ANNIE is a trustworthy client of mine.]

 

ANNIE-HERRERA

 

Happy happy birthday bodacious Miss ANNIE…

You’re a brave lady who fought for your rights so TRULY;

You wanted to be freed from the bondage of MARRIAGE – –

As you can no longer withstand a bond that’s a total WRECKAGE!

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As a LEO born on July 31, you’re deemed as a natural TRENDSETTER…

For you’re creative and friendly, as well as a born LEADER;

You can sway others into your own way of THINKING – –

For you are full of ideas, and could even think like a QUEEN!

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Being a Leo born on July 31st, you are most comfortable in a SOCIAL SETTING…

You’re really conscious of basic etiquette, cause it’s your true nature and BEARING;

You love to be with people and you don’t shy away from becoming the center of ATTENTION- –

How about trying your luck in the next local ELECTION!

 

Your social nature does not make you a follower INDEED…

For you are a leader as I have in fact already SAID;

You’re a very independent fellow, and you’re sometimes mistakenly perceived as BOSSY- –

But then, they’ll realize that you’re only concerned and truly in-charge, and a bit  MUSHY!

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For you are a warm and loving PERSON…

And lots of people seem to like you a lot, as though you’re a PARSON;

You’re passionate and charismatic, and most LEO  persona are likely to be successful in LOVE – –

You’re still young and pretty; and your true love will surely be given from ABOVE!

 

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On your natal day, on a FANTASTIC FRIDAY…

I’ll fervently pray that you’d in the near future shout HOORAY;

For your EMANCIPATION and FREEDOM is very much NEAR – –

You’ll now be free from worries, stress and unwanted FEAR!

 

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HAPPY  HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNIE!

 

 

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