Valentines’ Sentiment

Here we go, the most special, well-talked of the town, the most well-celebrated by lovers– Valentines Day. Roses everywhere, hearts, reds, wines, movies jumpacked of every partners and fully booked hotels. But how special vday is to someone who always considered valentines as just an ordinary day… before.

This is the first valentines that I have a relationship (seriously.. I have all flings every vday) but the idea of having him in distance is still considered as nothing special in it. Yeah, I have my heart-warming greetings from him, with corresponding three magical words at the end of the message but still I never have a heart to say it’s one of a kind. It’s less extraordinary, so passe’.
I have my own idea of valentines day–spending it someone I truly love in a romantic getaway where we can share the best of both world but I never had it a chance. I’m not ranting though, I’m just expalining myself. (laugh out loud)

By the way, one of the reason that makes this day special is that an unexpected call I received after I had my boring, unintimidating lunch. I’m busy reading my favorite blogsite when I heard a ring tone and wow, he called unexpectedly. And sad to say, I feel so happy and alive, and all those boredom fades away as he talked to me and how I feel so special after that thoughtful call. A common conversation the two known friends had but maybe, what makes it magic is the thoughts that counts, cliche goes.

But conscience bites me after. Here I am in a relationship where I plunge out of the blue yet feel tickled after that call from a friend (in retrospect: special friend). The feelings we’ve once shared still there , maybe buried by time and heal by circumstances we’ve faced but good thing is– its not really forgotten.

Valentines day after seven hours will bid goodbye but the feelings of what I feel today will always be considered special!

To that someone who brave enough to call: Thanks mucho!

Para Kay Ma’am-Ma!

How can I forget the things you did a lot to make me what I am today?

Let me count the ways– the way I remember how truly special you are to me.


When I was born you wrapped me with love and affection,

When I utter my first word, you’re the one responding the most soothing words I love to hear,

When I have my first step, you’re the one who first ran when I stumble and fall,

When I enter to my first grade, you’re my company to meet my teacher,

When I have my first medal, you’re the most excited!

When I compete to  my first A-1 contest, you’re my greatest trainor  and audience,

When I transfer school during my elem days, you’re my bestfriend,

When I joined the table tennis team, you’re the best coach,

When I have my Quiz bees, you’re my reviewer and mentor in one,

When I battled in my three-months hospital rest, you’re my hands-on doctor I’ve ever had.

When I have my investigatory project, you’re there to lift me up when I delivered my speech.

When I got my elem diploma and delivered my address, you’re the crying mom I’ve ever seen!


When I enter the portal of my high school life, you’re my motivator,

When I’ve got my target grades, you pamper me with words I’ll never forget,

When I failed in my own way, you lend your hand and make me stand-up

When I have my Diocesan quiz, you never failed to remind me, to believe in myself.

When I kiss my high school life good bye and received my diploma, I never feel so blessed I made it with you!


When I was in crossroads what career I will plunge on, you’re my counselor,

When I step out on my shell and savor the college life brings, you never failed to encourage me,

When I have my first failure to Retention policy, you supported me and love my JPAMA kitty

When I land to my dream Executive role, you’re my first editor

When I stayed up night for my grad requirements, you vigil with me.

When I earned my degree, I’m happy to share what I have with thee!


When I’ve got my first interview, you’re the most nervous than I

When I landed to my first job, you’re the best boss and critic at the same time,

When I opt to broader my horizon and land my first city job, we both beat longingness,

When I called and want to give up, you welcome me back with open arms and give me hope

When I was bored and homesick, you send your love in distance and feels me like its home again.


When I introduced someone for the first time, you give him a shudder yet you stay calmer–

And how I feel so paranoid that you outburst but you make him feel welcome

When I had my first heartbreak, you lend your shoulder for me to cry on,

When I penned all my heartaches and pain, you pat my shoulder and say “Move on!”

And now that I’m strong enough to fly away from horizon…

You’re always there believing I can and I’m so grateful!


So if a cola ad tag says, “Can you ask for more?”

All I can say is, yes I’ll ask for more– More years of friendship and togetherness to savor the destiny God plans for both of us.

To my One and only Mom- I love you and praying to have more years of touching lives thru enriching young minds.