[When I worked for over a decade at the Legal & Collection Department from 1986-1998 at the ALLIED BANKING CORPORATION, now merged with PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK, I got the chance to work with those efficient secretaries of the Legal Staff. Mylene Rosario Bautista (shown above with her mischievous but playful smile) was one of them. Mylene’s referral was my very first nullity of marriage case which was a relatively new mode then by reason of the enactment of the 1987 Family Code which included a legal relief to terminate marital relationships, via a new-fangled concept, which was unheard of then: “PSYCHOLOGICAL INCAPACITY”. Mylene is “comically naughty”, as she is very much prone to dishing out jokes and of crafting out playful antics and pranks. With Mylene’s untimely demise (due to a case of cerebral aneurysm which fatally struck her after attending a cheery office Christmas party on December 18, 2016), it would, I think, be best to remember Mylene’s playfulness and comic antics. Indeed, Mylene generated lots of laughter and happy memories. I earlier promised that I would write her a BLOG. Well, this FUN-RHYME BLOG is in compliance with that promise.]
One time in ROCKWELL Center, I crossed paths with MYLENE;
She was gallivanting with joy, among her close FRIENDS—
As can be plainly seen from her skin’s SHEEN—
And always smiling, with her hair as though just DRENCHED.
MHYEI is comically naughty but is a true loyal FRIEND,
That’s the mark and character of those born under LEO’s BLEND;
And the most that keeps MHYEI truly UNIQUE,
Is her dedication at work, as she performs it with effective CHIC…
I made a promise to MYLENE in that ROCKWELL encounter,
She just read then a BLOG I wrote
‘Twas about a former colleague whose name was RONIE,
MHYEI asked in playful jest if she’s worth a DITHY*…
I asked her for data, some kind of BROUHAHA;
As I felt she was still attune to most celebrity gossip, OOH LA LA…
She always seems to be
much current with EVENTS…
Which actress is dating and who’s at loose ENDS.
And now I have to comply with that vow I PROMISED;
And this ELEGY, I hope would not be deemed a DIS**—
For MHYEI has always been jovial and playful TOO…
This poem which ought to be serious, can be fun-filled ALSO.
As MHYEI would now be reunited with OUR LORD,
I still think MHYEI would not want us to be ABSURD…
A lot of things could make us happy though MHYEI has gone her WAY…
Still, I’m sure, she wants us all to be always happy and GAY.
That’s the legacy I am sure which MHYEI wanted to BEQUEATH…
Not to be depressed with worry, let’s wear our heart on a SLEEVE…
Instead of bitter weeping, let’s try some kind of YELLING…
By reminiscing those jokes that MHYEI with poise, has been TELLING!
Let’s offer a little prayer for a true friend INDEED,
To make her trip to HEAVEN with much amazing SPEED…
And if she gets a traffic ticket for such OVERSPEEDING…
Let’s pray to ST. PETER and say — MHYEI was actually just JOKING.
2 thoughts on “FUN RHYME SERIES 40: ELEGY FOR MYLENE ROSARIO BAUTISTA”
I think, 3 years ago I went back to Manila and living here in U.S. for 3 decades and I was surprised to see Mylene and her hubby for a little reunion. What was very remarkable with her is her contagious laughter. Very humble and real. She made me happy and from then we became closer friends. I am sad to hear this news, and there’s not much else to say but to thank her , to do not take life seeiously. That a good laugh and sense of humor goes a long way. May you rest in peace Mylene.
“Mhei” I will always be grateful for the friendship and always making sure to be around every time we do an impromptu get together when I am in town. Your death is a shock for everyone and certainly a reminder that we should always be grateful of everything and live life as if its your last everyday. You have touched so many people and certainly distance never define any great friendships especially with our PCU batch. You and your family will always be in my prayers. Rest in Peace my angel !
I LOVE YOU !