Destiny

Destiny by simplymarrimye



Where do you belong?
Where are you heading?
Are you taking the road less traveled
or the path with curves and hurdles.


Are you happy and contented
or are you lost and worn out?
Don't keep chasing the wrong dreams
Luck cannot be won but hard work will pay off.


Do you know yourself enough
or do you wear a deceiving mask?
If you wish for a life worth living...
be reminded of the footprints in the sand. 


Beginnings may have endings
But life is a journey...
that starts with a single step
until you reach the the goal you most deserved.


Emotions Written by Hand

I LOVE YOU... then and now by DL



Pen and paper
on top of your desk.

Thoughts are yet
to surface
and words are
filling up the
blank piece.

Your mind is telling
what your heart contains.

Sadness, joy
gratitude, sorrow
or maybe fear
excitement and thrill.

Every stroke of your hand
conveys your innermost.

It's something much
more meaningful
and romantic.

A letter written by hand.
a treasure to keep...
A memory of sentiments
marked with the ink
of your heart.


Wake Up Call

Wake up call by Simplymarrimye


When our life is being threatened
we need protection and security.

When our home is being invaded
we need stability and unity.

When our health is being jeopardized
we need to recover and rehabilitate.

When our mind is being depleted
we need faith and resurrection.

When our heart is being broken
we need comfort and relief.

Only when we reach our lowest point
that we learn to kneel and cry for help.


Dreams. Pain. Time

Dreams. Pain . Time by DL



i couldn't help but remember him...
his every part.
from head down to his favorite shoes.
i couldn't help but miss him...
everywhere.
from that spot he used to wait
to that chair he used to sit.
i couldn't help but think of him...
over and over.
from the time i wake up
till i close my eyes.
how could i possible discard all memories
if all thing around...
remind me of him?
how could i forget him...
and let go of the feelings
if my heart still couldn't take it?
how could i rescue myself
from drowning in tears
if my eyes never stop weeping?



Blue Isn't Sad At All

Blue Isn't Sad At All by Simplymarrimye


Blue is the color of the sea 
reflecting the sky
We see the beauty of day... 
so promising
We see the wonder of the beach... 
so inviting.
The sand is smooth 
yet blazing hot
It welcomes any soul 
to be cuddled and embraced.
There's euphoria and hope
upon looking up
It's brightness constantly glares
The atmosphere is an Arcadia of bliss
We wish it will never fade...
and never disappear.
We are sad when we feel blue 
but not in this case
The color means... 
seeking peace and tranquility
It's nostalgic, persistent and determined.


LIKE Poles Attract


Like poles attract by simplymarrimye


LIFE is not only 
a mixture of
sweet and sour
liquid and solid
high and low
smooth and rough
MAN and WOMAN...
but anything in between
is no longer unusual.


Why do some people prefer something different? We all have choices to make. We are born with own distinct identities and as we develop into an adult capable of knowing and reasoning, we are exposed to an environment with extremely wide variety of values, social norms, rules of conduct, customs and practices. As human beings, we have the desire to understand every aspect of the world we live in. Our natural curiosity of the many things around us will lead us to defining our own self and bring us to a journey of limitless exploration.

Who are we? What are we?

These questions now lie beneath the realm of self individuality.

The discussion of gender preferences are predominantly articulated for centuries by philosophers, religious leaders and writers. From ancient times to today, there are countless reasons and diversity of opinions regarding the theories of engaging to same gender relationships.

To live life as how we desire to live it.


Nowhere To Find

Nowhere to find by simplymarrimye


We've been to many places
have met people along the way.
We've heard some good stories
and weathered some bad days.


The past is no longer visible
yet remained in our reverie
It has brought weeps of sorrow
and tears of pride and glee.


Our hearts may keep seeking
the love that is lost.
The quest may take a lifetime
we have to pay what it costs.


You have loved and failed...
but whatever reason is behind such struggle
you have to keep your heart alive
even the search has come full circle.



"Are You Tired Enough?"

"We'll never get tired of loving.. It's the hurting that drains  our body and spirit." by simplymarrimye


How many times 
do you have to keep saying...
"It's over!"
but your heart can hardly 
bear the loss.


How many times 
do you have to believe in 
promises...
when trust is gone and words are doubtful?


How many times
do you have to give up and
turn your back
if your heart overpowers your mind?


How many times
do you have to be beaten
and bruised
before you surrender and give up the fight?


Maybe, you never get enough of
love and hurt
until you are emotionally 
drained, exhausted and tired.



"My Work Is My Hobby"


My Work is my Hobby by Simplymarrimye - pic 1


 "I was born to find the BEAUTY in everyone "

 A strong, dependable Taurus who leads the way when it comes to reaping the rewards of hard work. Lovers of everything that is fine and beautiful, Taureans surround themselves with material gains. This is a sensual, tactile sign. Touch is very important in everything from work to romance. Stable and conservative, Taureans are among the most reliable of the zodiac. While sometimes viewed as stubborn, this sign will plod along on a task until the very end, ensuring that everything is up to standard. They're highly creative and thoroughly enjoy making things with their own hands.


Joining me in this journey is....


MHEI ALCOS
- a proud single mom, born and raised in the Philippines, presently the Owner/Artisan of Mhei Alcos Hair and Makeup. She also works for a high-end spa salon, Riverstone: The Spa At The Forks as Makeup Artist/Receptionist and still with Holt Renfrew as Makeup Artist/Esthetician. She is now living in Winnipeg, Manitoba since 2009 along with her two children, Eyrielle, 10 and Danielle. 6. A second child to Ernie and Minda Alcos.

Looking At The Brighter Side






I know it's been a while...
Things changed but for the better.
Some are not meant to unfold
yet there are good ones that happened.

I lost track but now I'm back.
Hoping for the best to come.
I wish to forget the past...
keep the faith and move forward...

I've never been so passionate
to write what's on my mind...
This time I want  greener crops
that will bring abundance...

Retrospect

Retrospect by simplymarrimye


The beauty of life may come in handy
Morning brings new hope and fresh starts
As we open our eyes... we gaze upon sunrise
As we sleep at night... we glance at moonlight.

Look around... a brief smile may capture your soul
A vivid retrospect flashes back from a distance
Leaving a shadow of someone in your past
An awakening of the mind... made you deaf and blind.

Light is what you see when darkness subsides
Now you can seek whatever  had been lost
Let the wounds be healed by the passing of time
It's your turn to restore, recharge and regain to finally relieve the pain.


The Bridge Of Life

The Bridge Of Life by Simplymarrimye


The bridge of life may be strong or weak
It may be high but never too low
It may be long but never too short
We start in one end...to reach the other side.

It is a journey to a destination
We keep going without obstacles
We may halt, if something hinders.
It needs support to carry the weight of heavy loads.

The bridge of life may collapse or fall
When its foundation is shaky and unstable
It may break apart and leave us hanging
With nothing to hold... but only faith to lead the way.

"We'll cross the bridge when we get there."
Whatever kind of bridge we have in our life
If we remain firm and determined...
No bridge is long or weak enough to make us stumble down.


I'm in Cloud 9

I'm in cloud 9 by simplymarrimye
The reasons why I'm in cloud 9

Beyond happiness is what you feel
when you're in cloud 9
It's like you're floating on air
and you wish to stay there forever

Living a life in comfort and wealth
brings an extreme euphoria
but  a castle is an empty place
without a loving king and queen to embrace

Life is Colorful


Life is Colorful by simplymarrimye

My youngest son made this canvass
If you will just look at it,
different colored lines are entangled
Like LIFE, 
it's simple yet complicated.
We live in a world 
where black is black and white is white.
It's how we see the color of life… 
our own life.
Sometimes, it’s blue…
We are sad and regretful
There are times, 
we’re in flaming red…
We feel passionate and aggressive
We always hope 
for greener pasture
Abundance in any aspect
But life will never be constant.
Change is inevitable 
and time is moving fast-forward.
If we are slow, we'll be left behind.
The colors may change
but how we spend every moment of life
is what truly matters.
The choice is ours...
It's how we paint our own canvass


Broken Vow




Expectation comes with love
Whether we admit it or not we tend to hope for things to happen


Broken vow by simplymarrimye


You promised me a bed of roses
but thorns are scattered beneath our sheets.

You promised me the stars in the sky
but I always see them every time you punch my face.

You promised that you'll never leave me
but now, I'm alone and miserable.

You promised me love everlasting
but you broke my heart and crushed it into pieces.

Your every promise is a broken vow
that never should I believed at all.


Forgiveness

Forgiveness by simplymarrimye

Indeed, to forgive is hard
and sometimes we cannot give it overnight.

Some people may need more time...
more courage to heal the wounds of the past.

It's a decision to make...
a choice that will set us free from the chains of hate and anger.


"Mga Hari ng Sablay"

"Nasaan ba ang Matuwid na Daan?" by simplymarrimye


"Ano na naman itong pinagpipyestahan
ng madlang pipol sa internet at pahayagan?
Binubusisi ang pera't ari-arian
ng isa namang opisyal ng pamahalaan."


"Bakit di mailabas ang tunay na halaga
ng yamang tila pinagdududahan?
Di na sila natuto sa mga nakaraang kahihiyan.
Ilan pa ba talaga, ang makabagong kawatan?"


"Sila,.. na dapat ang nagsisilbing ehemplo
at sandigan ng sambayanan
Sila... na dapat gumagabay at sumusubaybay..
ay sila pala itong... mga HARI NG SABLAY."


"Nasaan na nga ba ang matuwid na daan?
Patungo ba sa kaliwa na baku-bakong ituran
o papunta sa kanan para sa maayos, matapat
 at maginhawang kinabukasan?"


"Kasabihan, NOON at NGAYON Part 2"

"Kasabihan, NOON at NGAYON Part 2" by simplymarrimye


"Kung dati, kailangan nating tumanaw ng utang na loob
sa mga taong gumawa ng kabutihan sa atin."

Pero sa panahon ngayon, maraming kalalakihan 
gumagawa lang ng maganda kung SEXY ang kaharap nya."


"Kasabihan, NOON at NGAYON"

"Kasabihan, NOON at NGAYON" by simplymarrimye


"Kung dati, masugid munang manliligaw 
ang binata sa dalagang naiibigan.
Pero sa panahon ngayon, text lang at chat
ang katapat.. sila na agad."

"Kung dati, kasal muna bago magsiping
ang dalawang pusong nagmamahalan.
Pero sa panahon ngayon, may SCANDAL pang kumakalat.. 
kahihiyang sino ang may kagagawan?"


GOD's Intervention



Failures may come any time
and hit us out of nowhere.
They may defeat us
and put our lives in shame.

They may blow our mind
and eat up our sanity.
They may bring us frustrations
and leave us in total despair.

Hurting Words

hurting words by simplymarrimye


Words can be so cruel
that can break a lover's heart.

They can be so sharp
than can cut through one's soul.

They can be so hateful
that can never be forgotten.

Better to Let it Go


better to let it go by simplymarrimye


Love needs to be flourished
not be wasted away.
Respect and trust make it blossom
every single day.

Love is not selfish nor wicked 
never egoistic and narrow
Any relationship will fail...
then parting ways will follow.

"Punctuation Marks ni Misis"


Photo not mine


Kapag ginagabi na ng uwi  si honey...
(question mark)
"Bakit ngayon ka lang?"

Kapag inuumaga na siya ng pagdating...
(exclamation point na patanong)
"Saan ka galing !!!"

"Control-Alt-Delete"

Control-Alt-Delete by Simplymarrimye


May mga taong sadyang manhid
Hindi man lang marunong makiramdam.
Sadyang dedma lang at walang pakialam.

Sa mga nilalang na may pusong-bato,
ano nga ba ang dapat sintensya?
Eh di... i-unfriend o unfollow mo na lang sila.

"A Happy Wife"

Simplymarrimye's A Happy Wife


No richness can make a woman joyful
unless she prefers money over love.

No luxury is ever worthy
unless she prefers sparkling gems over warm hugs.

No extravagance can keep her domestic
unless she prefers a mansion over a sweet home.

A happy wife is a woman who has
nothing more valuable than a man who knows her innermost.


Dream and Reality

dream and reality by simplymarrimye


When we close our eyes to sleep
our mind can travel
through time and space.

Dreams may take us to a place of wonder
a moment of great pleasure
can be vague or vivid.

But once we open our eyes to consciousness
our fantasies leave our senses
and true life starts to surface.

A dream may come to reality
but reality may never become a dream.


"Ikaw Aking TOTO"


Simplymarrimye - "Ikaw Aking TOTO"


"Hindi mo man batid ang tunay na kahulugan ng kaarawan,
Hindi mo man masabi kung anu ang iyong nararamdaman.
Ngayong araw ng iyong kapanganakan,
Pagmamahal namin ang tanging maibibigay.

Sa labing isang taon na Ikaw ay kapiling,
Saya at lambing ang iyong pinaramdam.
Sa bawat yakap at halik mo sa amin,
Ramdam ang init ng iyong pagmamahal.

Kaya ngayong kaarawan mo,
Tangi kong maipapangako,
Hangang sa huling hininga ko
Gagabayan kita... Ikaw aking TOTO."

Poem by: Mama Malen


Eleven years ago, Clarence Jhoize was brought to life. It was the day when his parents felt the overwhelming joy of having a son of their own. He completes the Magos family with his two older sisters. He's a normal child at birth... He would cry when he's hungry or if it's time for a diaper change... But as he turned a month older until he reached his third, something was not right. He could hardly hold his head up, make no vowel noises and could not turn his head round to sound. He's not progressing at the same rate as a normal child his age.

Such signs of developmental delay brought distress to the family. He underwent some series of tests and he's diagnosed to have been suffering from "Global Developmental Delay" or is defined as any significant lag in any child's physical, cognitive, behavioral, emotional or social development as compared to normal ranges. He has "seizure disorder" that greatly affect the development of his brain cells. He's being treated and monitored by a specialist in a regular basis and because of this condition, his Mama Malen was compelled to give up her job to focus on him and Papa Charlie should work double-time as a ship's crew in order to sustain his needs and provide appropriate attention.

My sister Malen calls him TOTO and this poem was specially made  for a child equally special like him.


One Heart, One Soul

One Heart, One Soul by simplymarrimye


Love can be expressed in countless ways
Some would show it distinctly
While others just do it beyond notice.

Whatever the means will be..
accepting the person's goodness and imperfections
will make a difference.

Love is not about having similarities
or common fondness and likes
It's about the inner sense of oneness despite diversities.


"Unrequited Love"


Unrequited Love by Simplymarrimye


There are people who are lonely
living in an oblivious world
where reality is distant and life is obscure

They choose to wear a smile
but sadness reign inside
begging for something that is never mutual.

Loving a person with nothing in return
is an obvious act of despair
but for them... it's every breath they take.

Starting Over Again

Starting Over Again by Simplymarrimye


When we fall, we feel pain.
When we fail, we feel hopeless
Love may end in many reasons...
and starting over may take a while.

If we tried hard but still we lose
If we cried out all but still we suffer
Love may deserve a second chance 
if fate allows, it will happen.

Forget the past that causes pain
Savor the present that makes memories
Look beyond tomorrow...
Old love may never rekindle but a new one may begin to flame.


Love in Action


Simplymarrimye - Love in action


It's not enough to say you love a person
Words will not prove it until actions are done.

It's not enough to thank a person
Gratitude comes from an unpretentious soul.

It's not enough to give praises
Doing right is different from doing good.

It's not enough to have pure love
without a pair of hearts that beat as one.


Anger and Kindness


Simplymarrimye - Anger and Kindness


All of us get offended, annoyed and dismayed
We cannot avoid being resentful
but we can do something to feel otherwise.

Life may take us to a place
where righteousness becomes unfitting
and goodness becomes insignificant.

Let kindness prevail in our hearts
because tomorrow may bring us either sorrow
or joy beyond compare.


Love and Pride


When it comes to LOVE, 
we are victims of our own judgments and decisions. 
We only hear our own sentiments 
and never listen to what other's may say. 
Listening to understand 
is different from listening to respond. 

If only we have the heart 
to let pain be the strength to accept 
and let love weaken our pride... 
no wall can ever go between two people 
who desire to live life together... forever.


simplymarrimye's love and pride


Equality of Differences


Image Credit


What if you are poor
and you don't have the wealth to brag about
but you have a big heart to offer love unconditionally...

What if you are rich
and you don't have the power to stop getting old
and buy your immortal life...

What if you are a man
and you don't have the ability to bear a child
but you have the valor to protect and provide...

What if you are a woman
and you can never be a king
but a reigning queen behind a man's success...

What if you are still young
and you cannot be wise enough
but can be an aggressive learner and creative juvenile...

What if you are old
and your mind deteriorates as you reach the end of the road
but your existence may leave an immeasurable impact to humanity.

We differ in some aspects
but equal in certain respects
to make this world keep going and life worth living..

My Journey Begins


My Daddy Dan and Mommy Abby
My Daddy Dan and Mommy Abby

Danny,
who was then 17 and
Abby, who was a year older
met for the first time
during a town fiesta on August of 1967.

They became lovers
September of the same year
but because of
a simple kiss on the cheek
that caught the eye of a malicious onlooker,
they were forced to elope a month later
and soon got married.

After nine months ...
came their firstborn child named,

MA. THERESA

29th of June, 1968...
the beginning of a journey
worth traveling.


Yours truly, at one year old
Yours truly, at one year old


AMA, Haligi ng Tahanan


Kiko and Papa Ariel
Kiko and Papa Ariel


Iba't-ibang klase ang ama sa mundo...

Merong tahimik, walang imik
subalit kapag nagbitiw na ng salita
tumatagos sa puso, 
tumatanim sa isip, ramdam ang bawat titik.

"Hubad na Katotohanan"


Hubad na katotohanan


Sa paghilig ng ulo sa unan,
Isa-isang nagsilaglagan ang mga alaala.
Tila mga barahang binabalasa.
Mabilis ang pagpapalit, patuloy ang pagpapakita.
Ang nakaraan ibinulsa sa isang bahagi ng isipan.
Isinilid din sa hiwa ng pusong nasugatan.

"Sa BEACH"



Alon, buhangin at mga bato
Mga punong nagsasayaw sa pag-ihip ng hangin
lagaslas ng tubig na yumayapos sa pampang
iba't-ibang mga tao... may sari-saring kwento.


Sa BEACH - pic1

Sa BEACH - pic2

Quotes by SIMPLYMARRIMYE


Quoted photograph by simplymarrimye - surviving


"In any relationship, when pride steps in, 
don't close the door of your heart 
to let understanding overpower the ego."


"Commitment is a lifelong gift of a loving heart."


"If you think you've already given your all ... think again.
The relationship won't work if you have nothing
left for yourself."

"Mga Eksena ng Pag-ibig"

Marami na akong nasaksihang
mga eksena  ng pagmamahalan
May ubod nang lagkit sa sobrang "sweet"
konting kibot lang, nakahawak at nakadikit.




 Meron din iba dyan, parang yelo sa lamig
di man lang umaakbay, lambing nya'y nananamlay
Ngunit, subalit, datapwat, ganun lang pala siya
kailangan ng "privacy" para maging "showy".

We are but Human




We are but
 HUMAN...
and reality speaks out either truth or lie
We are bound
to blemish our life with flaws
deliberately or unintentionally


We are but
 HUMAN...
Acceptance is the only way to lighten up our heart
People may misjudge us.
The dirt in their face looks
invisible with their own eyes.

"Usapang Lapis"


Photo not mine



MAHABA...
ang sukat nito
Umiikli kapag madalas gamitin
PAYAT...
Dapat lang!
Para madaling hawakan ano man ang gagawin.

MURA
ang presyo nito
Kaya pwedeng bilhin kahit sa suking tindahan.
MAGAAN
Syempre naman!
Para mainam dalhin kahit saan.

Pangako



Nangako ka na ba?
Malamang... OO ang sagot mo
Eh, natupad mo ba?
Malamang... yung iba, hindi pa.

Sino ba ang seryoso?
Lahat tayo nagbibitiw ng salita
depende na lang sa tao
kung taos sa puso at di nagbibiro.

If Nobody Discriminates...




Our world is an open avenue
open for opportunities
communications and possibilities.

There is freedom...
freedom of self expression
Let your voice be heard... speak out your emotions.

This is Me, AIMEE


Aimee Hizon-Sarmiento

JOINING ME in this journey is,..


















AIMEE HIZON-SARMIENTO
- is an Advertising Executive who loves good food, slightly bitter but definitely aromatic coffee, a wife and mom to two of the most wonderful, loving people in the world.  Being a working mother demands both her physical and mental efficiency but at the end of the day, she feels more rewarded going home and spending precious time with family.

She's the eldest of three children by Arturo Hizon and Aida Acierto, born and raised in Sagad, City of Pasig, an alumna of University of Santo Tomas with a degree in BS Advertising. She's blissfully married to AJ Sarmiento for more than seventeen years now and a proud mother to 16-year old CJ and 13-year old Basti.

A Special Surprise on Valentine's Day

Valentine presents from our 3 precious jewels
Valentine presents from our 3 precious jewels

Gifts come in small or big packages.
They may be costly or cheap
but whatever size or price 
the presents may have...
there's no importance to such
because it's the thought that 
weighs so much.

Valentine's Day is not only 
for couples or partners to share
but is more of a day for giving 
LOVE 
and receiving it.
Flowers and chocolates are being offered
 to make this day complete.