POEMATIC: 08.24.10 I am no wonder woman on the ground

I am no wonder woman on the ground
But I am able to rock around
Not all deeds are possible for me
But my God is too big for everything
I am seeking changes in life I say
But I will need a lot of skills to learn
I will chant a bittersweet symphony daily
But my verve is just a borrowed heaven from Him


[words by Madz Madaje]

Hillsong 2007 Conference started off with the orchestra playing ♫ Bittersweet Symphony to Amazing Grace ♫
[such a recommended video]

what happens when all your dreams are lying on the ground



All the stars are out tonight it feels as though I might
Make some sense out of this madness will it turn out right
Who's to say where the wind will blow

Time will tell us if we're out of answers when it stops
Climb back down to the beginning
Take it from the top
Who's to say where the wind will blow

What happens when all your dreams are lying on the ground
Do you pick up the pieces all around
And if the world should fall apart hold on to what you know
Take your chances turn around and go

All the leaves are turning and the sky fades to gray
Strange our life coincides with the seasons of today
Who's to say where the wind will blow

What happens when everything is lying on the ground
Do you pick up the pieces all around

And if the world should fall apart hold on to what you know
Take your chances turn around and go

Carry on you say
Bring the best of today
All I see is struggling on the way

Maybe when the sun crashes through the gray
I can find the strength to make it through the day
Through the day

What happens when all your dreams are lying on the ground
Do you pick up the pieces all around

And if the world should fall apart hold on to what you know
Take your chances turn around and go
Take your chances turn around and go


[CHAPTER ONE ~ Lifehouse]

Manila Sound Vision

Yes, it's Manila Design Week 2010! And I was not able to attend Graphika Manila or even see runway shows and exhibits under this program. But my officemates and I went to Cubao Expo for Manila Sound Vision. It’s my first time at Cubao X (former Marikina Shoe Expo). I enjoyed looking at different stores but most were already closed that night. But we tried to enter some shops and discover some of their cute and funky finds. Everything’s so interesting out there and we’ll surely come back to a place where creative juices overflow and comfort is effortless to stumble on. Thanks Bogzz, Mimi, Verns and Don for last Friday night!
[photos via cellphone camera; my legendary Nikon CoolPix S210 was broken, few hours before the event, I accidentally dropped it huhuhu]

POEMATIC: 8.14.10 Today's gonna be my turning point

I don't know, but I got this feeling
That today's gonna be my turning point
Everyday I get a little bit closer
It feels so good to finally be over
I don't know, but I think I'm learning
This type of thing, never been my calling card
Sometimes you just gotta look closer
Instead of searching so hard
[Dear God by FM Static]




A confidence for quiet I seek
Bubbly friends I always meet

All playful plans You have for me
I do not even know what I am going to be

Yet I hold on and trust Thee
You are most powerful above all things

So once again, I would be embracing all constant changes
But soon I'd want to walk on thousand hills

O Lord, prepare my curly mind
Set my heart and keep me wise!

by Madz Madaje

POEMATIC: 08.09.10 Your Love is Enough to See the Broken Hearts

As I breathe the air You've given me,
I remember about your long sufferings;
I am a person of no worth to the world
But You have filled me with love and kindness,
I could and should no longer ignore.

I've caused You so much pain, O Lord
But still, You know how to encourage
And so I am missing You more than ever
You are merciful and worthy to be praise
I give You my life, help me be back on-track
I want only to be with You on a one-way path.

[words by Madz Madaje]



[currently listening to Hillsong United's Higher/I Believe In You]
"Now unto me the Christ revealed, For you so loved and love me still
And You shall be called Almighty God
And we shall declare, Your name is higher higher"]

BETTER FINDS: it's such a mini curly modern dollhouse!

I never had a doll house in my life and so a real Barbie doll. Two decades ago, we could not afford to buy one and play with but I did not mind having fab Barbie but I would love to have my own doll house. I just saw this Mini Modern Dollhouse, awwww... this is too adorable for me! It's little yet so stylish and would surely add happiness to any designer's table. Seeing this makes me want to invest for more pieces! Yey!


[image: David Azia for The New York Times]

POEMATIC: 08.07.10 Life is sailing with a little rocking boat

Life is sailing with a little rocking boat
Waves are high and winds are strong
But heavy rain will soon stop and so the sun will shine again
It’s up to you if you'll jump down to the water then drown
Or wait for the light --- wear your sunglasses

by Madz Madaje

Humankind is also selfish in nature, I believe.

I had a random idea since yesterday, when a person wishes to die and take their own lives, other than God would be so hurt and angry for His work of art is being so bleak… I am reminded that person is also being selfish. Of course, he is in pain and desperate enough to lose all hopes but how about his family and friends? Everyone who is looking up to him? Would he take responsibility if anyone of them would get discouraged and wish to die soon too?

Of course, living on earth is not easy but there is faith, love and so is hope. Every day, God gives us a chance to live life to the fullest and make a difference to others. It’s not all about me, you, but about Jesus and others. Have you done a very life-changing decision that’s not intended for you but for a friend? Don’t you want to be significant and be the one to give hope to many people than receiving all the sympathy? Why be always unthankful of all hurt in this world, why choose to take your own life?

God is merciful and loving. He knows all our burdens and He cares for you.


Hindi lang ikaw ang mag-isang nahihirapan sa mundong ito, malaki ang posibilidad na marami pang mas nabibigatan sa mga suliranin nila sa buhay kaysa sa iyo. Huwag kang makasirili. Hindi umiikot ang buong mundo para lamang sa iyo. Mas nanaisin mo bang mawala dito nang wala ka mang lang nagagawang isang bagay na makapagbabago sa takbo ng buhay ng ibang tao?

BETTER FINDS: let the sunshine in and face the camera

This photo is really perfect. Sir ALEX DUNPHY captured a very stunning photo. Colors were very radiant and I love the bowed head with a straw hat while handling a camera. Hopefully soon, I could create a photograph such lovely as this. Aww... I am so much inspired by now!


let me write you something curly

I could give you fifty reasons why I should be the one you choose
All those other girls, well they're beautiful but would they write a song for you
[Hey Stephen - Taylor Swift]


[image above: great lakes via designsponge]