FUN RHYME SERIES 326: BADMINTON JOKES AND JOYS – PART 5

 

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[I have been promoting badminton to friends and kin alike as I really feel that as was published in the INTERNET, badminton really extends one’s life expectancy. It is an exercise, a kind of sports which involves cardio-vascular strengthening as well as eye and limbs’ reflexes. My latest recruit is my UP Law batchmate, Atty. VIC CRUZ, who is 70 years young. VIC is at extreme left, at rear second row.]

 

 

I am so happy as I was able to SWAY…

And still I am continuing my PRAY;

To persuade all my UP Law evening batch mates,

To be with us during our badminton playing dates!

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Indeed, VIC CRUZ at 70 years old, has said YES…

You’d be surprised to hear  that VIC now plays with ZEST;

And he has started playing COCK and BATTLEDORE;

That’s the name of BADMINTON of some ancient YORE!

 

 

And CEL GELLADA has been convinced TOO…

He said he’d even bring her wife, they’ll play in DUO;

As CEL wants to get rid of the DIABETES STRAIN,

That has gradually seeped into his arteries and VEIN!

 

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In my LAW OFFICE, there was not one who was EAGER,

Despite all the persuasion I did, extolling my FATHER…

As my FATHER was a badminton player and BUFF,

I would always hear declination and refusal from my STAFF!

 

 

But now they, my lawyers and staff, have become ADDICTED…

To the badminton game as though, they’ve been AFFLICTED;

With the badminton craze and strain that makes  them  LAUGH,

With their own mistakes, as though quaffing coffee from a CARAFE!

JOVY

 

And Attorney JOVY now is all so GRATEFUL…

For his blood pressure has dwindled…before ‘twas AWFUL;

And his blood sugar has ebbed to the level of ADOLESCENCE,

He said he’s now a disciple of what is simply COMMON SENSE!

 

 

According to his doctor, BLOOD SUGAR, can really be TAMED…

With physical activity, exercise and with that BADMINTON GAME;

His GOUT and ATHRITIS have flown like a fast SPARROW,

He’d at times play and play, as if there’s no TOMORROW!

 

 

Don’t be misled to the view that it’s an unsafe GAME…

If you get injured, no one but you who’d get the BLAME;

The basic rule and precept is to set you own PACE,

You won’t even  have to smash and jump and even do a RACE!

You can start by hitting the SHUTTLECOCK RIGHT…

Toss it to one who is your level and MIGHT;

Never ever play with a truly expert and skilled PLAYER,

For your safety and enjoyment; play with someone who’s no BETTER!

 

 

But then, you’ll ascend to the level of one who’s SKILLED…

Still, you must not be one who’d  be with PRIDE so FILLED;

Stand on guard and brief your doubles’ OPPONENTS,

They must not try to give a hard shot that could break your MOMENTS!

 

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FUN RHYME SERIES 325: BADMINTON JOKES AND JOYS – PART 4

 

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[In our regular badminton games, we have had a new addition to the clique of players in the person of Atty. Vic Cruz, who is my batch mate at UP Law. Vic is fond of wearing super-tight shorts when playing, for which reason some of our lady co-players would feel some degree of embarrassment when confronted face-to-face in the badminton court with Vic’s bulging  “front”. It eventually became a subject of quips and jokes, until one playing date, the shuttlecock accidentally hit Vic’s bulging “front”. Vic is shown here at extreme left raising his badminton racket in seeming surrender, asking for a cessation of those funny quips and jokes.]

 

NAKU TINAMAAN NA ANG POTOTOY NI VIC…

NEVER SAW IT HAPPEN, ‘TWAS SO VERY QUICK;

PERO HALATANG-HALATA DAHIL HINDI NA PO BUMABALANDRA,

ANG POTOTOY NYA’Y “BEHAVED” NA’T MUKHANG NADALA NA!

 

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KASI NAMAN AY BAKIT NGA SINASAKAL…

POTOTOY NA CUTE PARANG NABUBUSALSAL;

HIRAP SYANG GUMALAW, PARANG NAKA-“STRAIGHT JACKET”… 

HALOS NABUBURA NA ANG “SIGNATURE CLEFT”!

 

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KAYA DAPAT AY BIGYAN NG KALAYAAN…

POTOTOY NA CUTE DAPAT MERONG KAALWANAN;

HINDI YONG PARANG ITO’Y NAKAKULONG,

SYEMPRE IIYAK AT BAKA MULA SALAWAL AY TUMALON!

 

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NAKU KAPAG YAN AY TALAGANG TUMALON…

DOON SA ATING COURT NA PANG-BADMINTON;

BAKA MADAKIP PO YAN NI MAYET YOSUICO,

TIYAK MALALAMOG, TAGPAS PATI ANG ULO!

 

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FUN RHYME SERIES 324: BADMINTON JOKES AND JOYS – PART 3

 

[Among us in our clan, WARREN (at extreme left in the group photo), my youngest brother plays badminton most skillfully as he would take time out even,  tutoring and giving playing tips to both beginners and those who have been addicted to this sort of a royal sport….BADMINTON.]

 

 

Let’s make truly regular our Tuesday and Thursday PLAYS…

Atty. Jun and Fiscal Arnold ought to consistently reserved those DAYS;

Cause the games will surely lose its ZING,

If Jun and Arnold would, on court, be MISSING!

 

ARNOLD-FISCAL

And Jarreau Leeboth has now become INTERNATIONAL…

Not much eager anymore to play with locals, wants playing with his foreign PAL;

Perhaps that’s the reason why he acquired that foreign Frenchy TWANG,

Maluoy man mi, aton man ay arang-ARANG”!

 

 

But if Atty. Mon is ready to resume play and RUMBLE…

We can mix up the tandems and do a SCRAMBLE;

Atty. Mon can pair well with Jarreau LEEBOTH,

Mon’s Castilian looks will surely make Jarreau HOOKED!

 

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And Warren, as he serves the cock so WELL…

The toss of the cock that Warren takes high with care, so SWELL;

Indeed Warren takes good care of his COCK,

Pampers it well as his cock is sturdy like ROCK!

 

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And when he tosses it to his worthy opponent, Fiscal WALLY…

Fiscal Wally gets mesmerized as it flies like TUTUBI;

And TUTUBI is actually a DRAGONFLY,

Omigosh, Warren’s cock is like a dragon in STYLE!

 

WALLY-FRANCISCO

That’s why Fiscal Wally cannot smash IT…

Warren’s cock sorts of zings like a BULLET;

And as Warren’s every PLAY DAY is almost always HAPPY and GAY,

The cock will swell, jump and most likely even SWAY!

FUN RHYME SERIES 323: BADMINTON JOKES AND JOYS – PART 2

 

 

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[At the OLD BADMINTON COURT during one of DADDY MAX’S CUP TOURNEYS]

Paglalaro ng badminton ay tunay na kaigaigaya…

Lalo na nga’t si Gerry Libot may kasama pang kaayaaya;

Naging pang-international player na siya pong talaga,

Pero ang kursunada nya syempre local pa rin na cute na dalaga!

JERRY-LIBOT

 

Si Fiscal Wally naman na tunay na poging-na-poging…

Dreamboat ng mga chicks lalo na’t yong mahinhin;

Dati-rati ding may kasamang alalay,

Syempre kapag pogi, lumalapit po ang palay!

WALLY-FRANCISCO

Si Boss Arnold naman na animo’y walang alam sa kamunduhan…

Para bagang sa chicks ay hindi po ma-alam;

Pero nabalitaan kong matinik din sa ladies,

Subalit mukhang mas attractive sa kanya ang  drinking spree sa PADIS!

JUN-PAMPILO

Si Jun Pampilo naman na masyadong GIGIL…

Kapag gigil talaga ay di mapipigil;

Matinik din daw sa chicks at sa mga dame,

Sa tindig at postura nga lang niya, animo sya’y si Michael Caine!

ARNOLD-FISCAL

Si General Piano naman na ang asawa ay doctora…

Mukhang marami ding pinaibig  na mala-prinsesa;

So gentle yet so strong as in the usual military style,

Estilo nya’y romansang militar and sans any tinge of guile!

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Si Warren  naman na masyadong helpful…

So very charitable sa mga madlang people;

Kaya ang naging motto nya ay LOVE ANOTHER ONE,

And therefore  he’d produce after siyam po na BUWAN!

Saba-Banana-or-Cardava-Banana

Pero bago ko tapusin ang tula na ito…

Kumustahin po natin ang  mga pototoy po ninyo;

Be always sure na yan po ay hard and erect,

No need for viagra “dahil saging na saba” is almost perfect!

BADMINTON-ALL

FUN RHYME SERIES 322: BADMINTON JOKES AND JOYS – PART 1

 

 

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[At the YOUNG BADMINTON COURT during one of our badminton tourneys!]

Paglalaro ng badminton ay tunay na ka-iga-igaya…

Lalo na’t si Jovy’y paglalaro ay kayang-kaya na;

Nagumpisang di man lang halos maka-pag-“serve”,

Pero ngayon ang service nya’y para bagang  “hors d’oeuvre”!

JOVY-ROSE-PHOTO

Si Rose naman na animo’y patpatin…

Malakas nang tumira pati mag-“drop” kaya din;

Pwede na talagang isali sa torneo,

Dati kasi kung tumira ay puro medyo-medyo!

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Si Ella naman na most improved player…

Ang galing din mag-serve, ang cock mistulang flyer;

Para bagang ang bola’y sagitsit ang lipad,

Animo nga ito’y sa OUTSIDE papadpad!

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Si Lawrence naman na masyadong GIGIL…

Kapag gigil talaga ay di mapipigil;

Kaya kapag si Lawrence ang syang kakampi mo,

Pitikin mo sa tenga para matutong mag-preno!

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Si Bossing Vic naman na sanay sa pelota…

Dapat pag may laro meron syang peluka;

Dahil kapag sila’y nagtambalan ni Jovy,

Malamang masisilaw tayong lahat, at talo tayo palagi!

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Si Jomar naman na may klase sa ARELLANO LAW…

Pwede lang maglaro kung mga classes ay suspendido;

Kaya ating na-mi-miss tuloy ang kanyang “back-move pass”,

Gayang-Gaya na rin naman ni Jovy medyo kulang lang ng paspas!

POTOTOY

Pero bago ko tapusin ang tula na ito…

Kumustahin natin ang pototoy, of course, you know who;

Para bagang na-mi-miss na rin natin ito,

Siguro’y itinago, inipit ng martilyo!

FUN RHYME SERIES 321: THE ALLIEDBANK GRAND REUNION PARTY, PATOK NA PATOK NA RUMEPEKE

 

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Ang GRAND REUNION ng AlliedBankers ay PUMATOK…

It will surely be for some time the town-TALK;

Sabi nga ni Ginoong Mario KATIGBAK,

“Matuloy lang, successful na at syempre SWAK na SWAK”!

MAR-KATIGBAK

Syempre naging elegante ang naging UMPISA…

May national anthem na tunay na KAKAIBA;

Sabi nga ni BENG SOLIS na “non-political” ang video na kanyang  KINUHA,

“STATESIDE” ang brand nung BAYANG MAGILIW video, nyang TALAGA!

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Nang matapos naman ang anthem ay may prayer-INVOCATION…

Aba may kasama itong dance INTERPRETATION;

Sa saliw ng THE PRAYER ni DIONE at ni BOCELLI,

Nag-ballet ang cute at magaling kong anak na si ALEE!

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Syempre ako ang pumapel na ala-BOCELLI…

At ang singing partner ko na si IRENE HALCON;

Siya naman ang nag ala-CELINE DIONE,

At nag-dancing nga nang so graceful itong, si ALEE!

Sentimental naman ang sumunod na YUGTO…

Silent prayer para sa mga yumao na nagdulot ng BUGSO;

May naluha at naalala ang mga departed COLLEAGUES;

Syempre napatungga ako ng konting inumin from one of the KEGS!

Umulit kami ng awit nitong anak kong LALAKI…

At ang singer model ko muli ay si BOCELLI;

ED SHEERAN  naman ang syang sambit ni ANTHONY,

At aming kinanta na nga ang PERFECT SYMPHONY!

At umawit din ang grupo ng ANGELOS…

Dinala sila ni CHARO YU, at para bagang may BONUS;

Tuloy-tuloy na umawit ng mga SONGS,

And they really amazed the GUESTS who came to the affair in THRONGS!

And the reunion party was truly well-ATTENDED…

Si MTG, si FGV at friend kong si ED;

Mga past Prexies na magigiting ay nandun DIN,

Si Prexy REY MACLANG at si former Prexy DING!

PETER-YAP-WITH-BELLES

Si LEONSO PE ay nandun din, at kasama ang gracious nyang MISIS…

Nabanggit ang RESTO ng anak nya, na kung saan daw ay masarap  ang TINUMIS;

Hinanap nya sa akin ang mga contemporary lawyers-FRIENDS NYA,

Ng Legal and Collection Department of ALLIED BANK THENCE!

JACKIE-LIM

 

Napabilib akong totoo kay JACKIE LIM…

Last posting nya was Manager of ABC’s branch in CEBU, MAMBALING;

Magaling na sa singing, magaling pa din sa DANCING…

A real trouper indeed who upped  the aura of ENTERTAINING!

 

MILES-CARLA-ME-ALMA

 

The GRAND REUNION truly gave us all the best OPTION…

To meet up all again after our respective work-TERMINATION;

Some I heard, did their last meeting-SEEING…

After almost 20 years when they ceased from their ABC’s WORKING!

CHARO-KAP-STANDEE

It’s good too to meet and see others who just did a RESIGNATION…

For all those ALLIEDBANKERS’ may have attained some kind  of successful FRUITION;

Most of them have gone though through an early DEMISSION,

Majority indeed have RETIRED as they indeed pined for “APOSTOLIC” FUNCTION!

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Thanks indeed to all the ORGANIZERS…

For DANTE and BENG, as the event’s seeming KAISERS;

As they virtually headed and led the ASPIRATION,

For the holding and successful realization of the REUNION!

MTY-REY-MACLANG

 

BENG SOLIS did a lot of WORK…

Though already SENIOR, he could still do the TWERK;

Those door prizes that were DISTRIBUTED,

Mainly came from him, and even EMBROCATED!

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CHRIS DOBLES made us all PHOTOGENIC…

As he donated the PHOTO BOOTH, which was TERRIFIC;

Was the FIRST to be snapped by the booth’s PHOTOGRAPHER,

It really made all attendees unto the BOOTH so EAGER BEAVER!

 

MARGERY-ZENY-CO

 

PETER YAP gave us all the eager MOTIVE…

To really insure that the REUNION is held via a VOTIVE;

He started the ball rolling with the first DONATION,

That initial Php 10,000.00 pledge put us all in MOTION!

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LEN RAMOS could even be hailed as a GREAT COLLECTOR…

She was the one who espied on every prospective DONOR;

She really worked with ARDOR and VIGOR,

And we reached our collection goal with her hubby’s SUCCOR!

PETER-YAP-WITH-BELLES

CORA, ELLA and CHARO served as the CORE GROUP’s MUSES…

Continuously giving us inspiration, creative influence and much AFFLATUS;

CORA is EMCEE PAR EXCELLENCE,

With CHARO and ELLA, we could rely on help from PRINCESSES, PRINCES and FRIENDS!

CHARO-KAP-STANDEE

ALMA gave it all and even did a FAST…

For in her assigned task last night, she forgot to have a REPAST;

She was so busy doing quick COORDINATION,

To insure the success of the GRAND REUNION!

MARGERY-KAWSON-TOP-SIDE

ALBERT was a virtual  jack-of-all-TRADES…

But he was so tactfully prudent and would not want to do ABRADES;

He was full of hints, suggestions and TIPS…

He made sure that we won’t do unfortunate lapses and SKIPS!

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The skein of bonding, chatting, recounting, jesting, hollering  and SOCIALIZING…

In last night’s GRAND EVENT, was capped with the REUNION SINGING;

To the tune of “KAHIT MAPUTI NA ANG BUHOK KO”,

To all of you, my dear ALLIEDBANKERS, MERCI BEAUCOUP!

 

FLOR-GARROVILLO

FUN  RHYME  SERIES 320: AN ODE TO  BIRTHDAY CELEBRANT AMB. VICTORIA “VICKY” BATACLAN

 

 

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[Our UP Law ’79 classmate, Ambassador Victoria Sisante Bataclan, attained the rank of an AMBASSADOR EXTRAORDINARY AND PLENIPOTENTIARY, and it is the highest rank/title that could be bestowed upon a diplomat particularly unto those of topnotch caliber like Amba VICKY. Indeed, Amba VICKY feels plainly at home being on TOP; because, as always… she is TOPS.  To our esteemed, excellent and endeared classmate and friend, I most endearingly offer this ODE.]

 

A native of Magallanes, Cavite who’s  consistently TOPS at SCHOOL…

Her DAD developed her vocabulary as some convenient TOOL;

Perhaps looking forward that she’ll be a DECLAIMER,

Even perhaps a future LAWMAKER, or at least some FUN RHYME BLOGGER !

 

 

 

My first impression about you, my dear AMIGA…

Is that you’re astute, clever and brilliantly BRIGHT;

You’re feisty, lively and high-spirited like LADY GAGA,

As UNIVERSITY COUNCILOR then, you were spry, akin to a seeming magical SPRITE!

 

 

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But now you’ve truly developed an intellectual sense of JUSTICE…

As a VIRGO person that seems to be the TEST;

To determine indeed if you’ve imbibed such noble VIRGO TRAIT,

With your industriousness,  you’re fully VIRGO, ‘tis complete…’tis PARFAITE!

 

 

 

 

You are AMUSING and LITERARY TOO…

So pluckily BRAVE, a unique trait from your DAD, an INTREPID CAVITEÑO;

You’re deemed VERSATILE, that’s what your HOROSCOPE SAYS,

You’re quite SENTIMENTAL, remembering those HALYCON DAYS!

 

 

VICKY-DAD-COLLAGE 

 

In your younger years, I distinctly REMEMBER…

As you narrated the story of a seeming DYING EMBER;

You even pictured the scene as your MOM’s PIETA,

Cradled in her arms, your mortal DAD… shot by a GANGSTA!

 

 

 

 

And I too distinctly remember, your route to rural SCHOOL…

As though you, with much difficulty,  were untangling a knotty SPOOL;

Meandering your way through the woods, so KILOMETRIC…

Tired by much walking, your lunch box, would get prematurely FLICKED!

 

 

VICKY-UP-LAW

 

During our rally-filled and raucous UP UNDERGRAD YEARS…

You were then already a student leader garbed in BLUE JEANS;

As though one of the JOANS OF ARC of the DILIMAN COMMUNE EPOCH,

You showed much NATIONALISTIC FERVOR, as you truly walked your TALK!

 

 

You’re co-founder too of an excellent SORORITY…

Though it’s relatively young, it has attained POPULARITY;

Its membership looked as though a roster of EXCELLENCE,

‘Tis ARETE indeed, bonded together with unity in DIVERGENCE!

 

 

TAU-GAMMA-SIGMA 

 

The TAU GAMMA SIGMA with the TRISKELE as “SIMBOLO”…

An ornate motif of spirals with rotational symmetry as LOGO;

A sorority sis and co-founder has ascended unto the HIGHEST COURT,

Much honor you bestowed as ENVOY for RP, in EU you boldly held the FORT!

 

 

 

 

During our UP Law DAYS, in my vivid RECOLLECTION…

You were deemed as our LEADER in the school’s EVENING SECTION;

Though you were already indeed a married lass THEN,

You managed your time well and joined us even in our inebriating BENDER!

 

 

ANDA-CIRCLE

 

What I remember most is our casual chance MEETINGS…

You were working at SOUTH HARBOR while at the ANDA CIRCLE, unending WAITINGS;

I’d come from those row of NORTH PIERS in TONDO,

We’ll ride a public bus not far from BINONDO!

 

 

 

 

The ride to UP DILIMAN though exhilarating, standing EVEN…

As a lady, thence you’d be offered seats by most GALLANT MEN;

Poring over your law book, I’d be so truly TEMPTED—

With hand on the stanchion, I’ll also do my READ! 

 

 

VICKY-AWARD-DFA

 

After TOPPING the FSO exam, and joining the FOREIGN AFFAIRS in SEVENTY-NINE…

The Philippine-DFA indeed discovered in you a GOLD MINE;

Your colleagues at the DFA are one in saying… you’re  TOP, BRIGHTEST and BEST,

In a tiff with your chief, your post got WRESTED, as you were sort of put to REST!

 

 

 

 

And as PREXY of the UNION OF FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICERS…

You showed your sedulous concern for country and your MEMBERS;

And your adverse position was ultimately HEEDED and  SUSTAINED,

Prexy GMA withdrew the appointment and STATUS QUO was MAINTAINED!

 

 

VICKY-OSCAR 

 

But as an elegant, eloquent and a most distinguished ENVOY…

In an international conference you served as our nation’s BOUY;

In BRUSSELS, at  the EUROPEAN POLICY CENTER TALKS,

You spoke to boost our country, amidst all of the RUCKUS!

 

 

 

 

Indeed, on that September 15, 2015 POLICY DIALOGUES…

You proudly heralded our country’s high GNP and GDP LOGS;

Intimated the indications of some kind of a FORECAST,

Espying that RP in 2050 will become 20th LARGEST ECONOMY at LAST!

 

 

VICKY-WITH-FAM

 

You’re honest, upright and even most SINCERE…

You showed your love of country with not a tinge of FEAR;

Though it was indeed MARCOS who gave you a diplomat’s PASSPORT,

When our country’s welfare was at stake, you withdrew from him POLITICAL SUPPORT!

 

 

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Your CHINESE ZODIAC SIGN, is that of a RABBIT…

You are typed as RESPONSIBLE, PATIENT, and true KINDNESS — you’ve GOT IT;

Decent dressing is most important for YOU,

That fitting trait might have caused your POPULARITY as though in a CUE!

 

 

 

With your kids CHRISTIAN, MURIEL and VERONICA as SWELL…

The fruit of your LOVE with OSCAR, a doting HONEY, a first-rate “MIEL”;

You have shown and proven your LOVE to our dear MOTHERLAND,

Such promising kids, giving them intellect and FORTUNE, as though from your magic WAND!

 

VICKY-WITH-BIG-FAM

 

 

On your BIRTHDATE and NATAL DAY, my fair and just AMIGA…

So blest, as you’ve become to your kin a favor, a grace, a HANNAH;

Your clan is indeed proud of you and is truly ORGULOUS,

I’ll make a fearless forecast, as one day soon, you’ll be rightly FAMOUS!

 

 

FAMOUS 

AND WE’LL SWILL WITH RORY MUCH BRANDY AND SO UNLIMITED PETRUS!!!!