FUN RHYME BIRTHDAY GREETINGS TO MY CHARMING COUSIN, ANNABELLE “KIT” LLORCA-VENAL

[BIRTHDAY CELEBRANT, COUSIN KIT LLORCA-VENAL IS SHOWN IN THIS PHOTOGRAPH WITH HER SUAVE AND LOVING HUSBAND, CONRADO “JUN” VENAL]

Happy happy birthday to  you my charming COUSIN KIT…

As a SCORPION lady, you’re too loyal and would forever STICK;

To the one you love you’d truly be faithful, true and CARING – –

And that’s JUN VENAL, who’s your relentless LOVER, who up too now is still WOOING,

As he fondly uttered about LOVE: “I only need to look at you to know I have it in my life.”, oh so EXCITING!

Those born on November 19 are extremely INTUITIVE…

They are in fact deemed too as a bit SENSITIVE;

With a powerful orientation towards OTHERS – –

Oft-times in their lives, they’d play the facilitator’s role, as their DRUTHERS;

With such a role, they’d encouraged others to work better, as that’s what truly MATTERS!

Indeed KIT, could rightfully and easily earn great respect from people around HER…

But the downside is becoming overly dependent on the satisfaction she’d get from helping those OTHER;

You may have a tendency to over-identify with the concerns of KITH and KIN – –

Neglecting your own interests and psychological growth, that’s so AMAZING,

And that’s the true brand of our clan, as you always want to be SERVING!

Until the age of thirty-four, SCORPIONS are more likely to take CHANCES…

After the age of thirty-five they’d start to become serious in LIFE’s APPROACHES;

After the age of sixty-five, they’d place more focus on  independence and bosom FRIENDSHIP – –

Helpful, inspiring, and charming; those are traits to which SCORPIONS have a GRIP,

But you’ve to give time to pursue your own interests, as it could suffer your SPIRIT!

The life path of people born on this day is to learn that it is OKEY…

To be themselves and to express their creativity and originality, that’s the real KEY;

Once they’ve found a healthy balance between their own needs and those of OTHERS – –

Their destiny is to progress in a positive direction and empower others to do the SAME,

That’s charity, as displayed by  SCORPIONS, that’s how they play life’s GAME!

On your NATAL DAY, my dearest cousin ANNABELLE “KIT” VENAL, of the LLORCA CLAN…

“I’ll express my creativity in ways that fulfill me!” such should be your chosen MANTRA, as I believe you CAN;

I’d offer you a salute and an elegant CURTSY, as my proffer of HONOR – –

For you’re a ray of sunshine, enlivening any situation with your good cheer, optimism and HUMOR;

For which I offer too this FUN RHYME, with words and rhymes of much GALORE!

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY COUSIN KIT VENAL!

FUN RHYME ELEGY FOR BROD GEORGE BACUTA

‘Twas indeed a big surprise, that caught and shocked ME…

Our dear Brod GEORGE who’s truly tops in GEOLOGY;

Last of his posting, was so GREEK perhaps, to all and SUNDRY – –

‘Twas as Strategic Technical and Management Consultant for Mineral and ENERGY,

It even included  Water and Land Resources Development, oh so,  I SEE!

For GEORGE earned a doctorate degree in CORNELL U, in EIGHTY-NINE…

That was perhaps to hone and polish more his skills on EARTH and MINE;

His interests then during his twilight years was in MANTLE GEODYNAMICS – –

Those terms such as OPHIOLITES and SUBDUCTION ZONES are even GREEKER to me, for they don’t sound as BASICS,

GEORGE indeed has reached his APEX and lots of virtual EPICS!

GEORGE has had extensive (30 years) professional positions at USACE, USNRC, and USGS…

USACE is acronym for United States Army Corps of ENGINEERS;

USNRC is all about his cutting-edge work at the NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION – –

And USGS is about GEOLOGICAL SURVEY and much land EXPLORATION,

He’s indeed a bright Filipino who brought much GEOLOGIC progress for the AMERICAN NATION!

Brod GEORGE was an expert in CHROMITE and PGE and base metal EXPLORATION…

Around the Pacific Ring-of-Fire as well as in OIL and GAS EXPEDITION;

His focus indeed in  oil and gas exploration in inter-arc and marginal basins at ZONE SUBDUCTION – –

Would make him much in demand for a vaunted SOUTH CHINA SEA study and EXAMINATION,

That could certainly bring boon, financial  blessings to our FILIPINO NATION!

GEORGE is even expert in matters of nickel mines as well as copper and gold deposits in arc PORPHYRIES…

His government,  private industry and fund acquisition experience, brought him much ken and much more MEMORIES;

Allowed him to examine various mineral/metal/energy resources, environmental, earth science and engineering PROJECTS – –

Gave him much accessibility into various agricultural, forest, soil, water, and energy resource issues, thus expanding his PROSPECTS,

Making him eventually thereby so much in demand in those FIRST WORLD COUNTRIES like the US!

Though GEORGE, is a true-blue GADDANG and Brod ROMY’s best FRIEND…

I did not have much bonding with him, but to so many brods, he did socially BLEND;

I guess he’s stereotyped as discriminating in picking his chums and MATES – –

And he’s indeed much prone to socialize more with his ILOCANO TOWNMATES,

First and foremost of all, is Brod JUDGE REY ALHAMBRA, who’s handsomest among those MANILA MAGISTRATES!

I doff my hat to our BELOVED DEPARTED BROD who’s a GEOLOGY WHIZ…

Even planned to work here in our country to share his brilliant EXPERTISE…

But as I was some sort of a DUTERTE LOYALIST and SUPPORTER – –

We’d debate on matters of the STATE and about some BUREAUCRATIC MATTER,

And I’d feel that I’m not much an expert in politics, as my brain would go  PITTER-PATTER!

Eternal rest be granted unto one of our most venerable BRODS…

‘Twas good,  was among those who migrated to the US, amidst those usual paternal/maternal PRODS;

Loving and caring parents who’d want their scion to zoom into PROSPERITY – –

The enticement to catch the AMERICAN dream was truly strong back in the 70s,

And I’m glad to learn through my quick research that BROD GEORGE, is truly one of our FRAT’S BIGGIES!

REST IN HEAVEN INDEED, BROD GEORGE SO PEACEFULLY…

AS WE’LL STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS UNTO GEORGE’S SOUL, WHO’S A FRIEND AND PI-O MEMBER, AND A VASTLY TRUE BIGGIE!