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Ikaw
U-Turn


Ikaw... hangad ko ay makita
Ikaw... tibok ng puso ko ay
Ikaw... ang pinipintig at kinahihiligan ko ay
Ikaw...

Ikaw... pag gising sa umaga'y
Ikaw... umabot man ang hapon
Ikaw... ang iniisip kahit na maidlip panaginip
Ikaw...

Anong gayuma ba ang
Ginamit mo at biglang nagbago
(nagbagong mundo kong walang)

Mundong walang tanglaw
Ay nasikatan ng araw na
Ikaw... (tanging ikaw)

Ikaw... wala na ngang iba pang
Ikaw... at magpakailanman ay
Ikaw... ang kapiling at mamahalin pagkat buha'y ko'y
Ikaw...

Anong gayuma ba ang
Ginamit mo at biglang nagbago
(nagbagong mundo kong walang)

Mundong walang tanglaw
Ay nasikatan ng araw na
Ikaw...

Ikaw tanging
Ikaw ang iniisip
Ang panaginip
Tanging ikaw...

Ano pa bang nais mo
Sa isang tulad kong baliw sayo
(pusong baliw sayo)

Wala nang hihigit pa
Sa pagibig na tanging mithi
Sa aking damdamin
Na ang layunin ay...

Ikaw...

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Hay. Limang araw pa lang, nagkekeso na ako. Mahina.

Apology unaccepted

In the interest of being fair and showing all sides of the story (I am a journalist, after all), here's the apology sent out by Malu Fernandez:

Statement from Malu Fernandez on the OFW controversy
Friday, August 24, 2007

"I am humbled by the vehement and heated response provoked by my article entitled 'From Boracay to Greece!' which came out in the June 2007 issue of People Asia. To say that this article was not meant to malign, hurt or express prejudice against the OFWs now sounds hollow after reading through all the blogs from Filipinos all over the world. I am deeply apologetic for my insensitivity and the offensive manner in which this article was written, I hear you all and I am properly rebuked. IT was truly not my intention to malign hurt or express prejudice against OFWs.

As the recent recipient and target of death threats, hate blogs, and deeply personal insults, I now truly understand the insidiousness of discrimination and prejudice disguised as humor. Our soci…

Schadenfreude

I've been reading a lot about the article by Malou Fernandez lately, and it's just too good of an issue to pass up. Besides, it's high time I live up to my degree and write about something relevant for a change.

If you're looking for the article, page 1 is here, and page 2 is here. Her reaction, written in the Manila Standard Today, can be found here.
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It's bad journalism--that's what I think. I have my own beef with the overly-glorified status that society in general assigns to OFW's (largely owing to the fact that we've made people into commodities), but I sure as hell recognize their contribution to the economy, and I know that it isn't easy to leave familiar territory and be someone's errand boy or girl in a different country. Which is why I don't think the language used in Fernandez' article was in any way appropriate.

She claims that people "lack common sense" to understand her "acerbic wit". Jessica …
What A Difference A Day Made
Jamie Cullum


What a difference a day made,
twenty four little hours
Brought the sun and the flowers
where there used to be rain
My yesterday was blue dear
Today I'm a part of you dear
My lonely nights are through dear
Since you said you were mine
Oh, what a difference a day made
There's a rainbow before me
Skies above can't be stormy since that moment of bliss
That thrilling kiss
It's heaven when you find romance on your menu
What a difference a day made
And the difference is you, is you

My yesterday was blue dear
Still I'm a part of you dear
My lonely nights are through dear
Since you said you were mine
Oh, what a difference a day makes
There's a rainbow before me
Skies above can't be stormy
since that moment of bliss
That thrilling kiss
It's heaven when you
find romance on your menu
What a difference a day made
And the difference is you, is you, is you