Blueberry Cheesecake-the Homecoming

Blueberries are angel’s breath unsung!

You are a gem, a heaven’s gift

Others may avoid you,

Counting your sugar and calories,

Label you bad,  I don’t

You were blended with perfection

Whipped to a consistent level

Delight me, pleases me.

 

Your cheese pasteurized from faraway land

The pan whipped thee

Blessed the hands that produced you

The one one whisked the salt, the one who stirred the butter

 

In the alchemy of fire and love

You were baked with a smiling heart

To be served especially for me

I meet you here now, oven fresh

I once was whipped

But now am found.

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Imagine A Woman

In celebration of International Women’s Day

 

Imagine a Woman

 

Imagine a woman who looks at the mirror

naked, and looks straight to her eyes and says

to herself, She is beautiful. Imagine that woman

so in love with herself that nobody could dump

nor put her down. She loves her curves, her full breasts

like the mountains of Madyaas, her rounded belly

her chocnut brown skin. Her stretch marks, Ah! those are

carvings of her giving birth. Her curly hair following only

the whims of the wind. Imagine that woman. The reflection

at the mirror looking at you

 

Is your Emancipated Self.

Tummy Tuck

 

 

You tuck your tummy

You wish it is flat

You neglect its wishes

All she wants is listen

And give her dire attention

 

 

Your belly

The seat of creation

Find the chakra of passion

Expanding to the universe so designed

Feed her with nurturance

 

It gives you butterflies

It constipates with unease

 

Ditch the girdle

The belly jeans

That which constricts its breath

Celebrate its roundedness

 

Walk and be proud as tall as a tree

Honor thy Womb.

 

 

 

 

10 Curly Disasters

10 Curly Disasters

I have always been kinky hair when I was small.  But it used to be my asset.  It runs in the family specifically in the lineage of my father.  My father is also curly hair, the same with my aunt, two uncles in the paternal side.

But when I tried to straighten it when I was in first year college, at that time when curling chemicals do not have treatments.  My hair sufferred a lot and it never went back to its original form.

But I love my curly thick hair.  But in the  Philippines you would always encounter people who would ask you why don’t you have it rebond?

We were too conditioned that a beautiful hair is straight long hair.   Here are my ten curly disasters:

  1. It is always a jerk when you pass the parlor and the gay staff would say, “ Day, rebond mo hair mo?”

As if he will be the one to pay for it.

  1. Too thick, it is like a wig.

One time, my classmates in high school noticed that my hair is like a wig.  It was thick and not frizzy that time.  Now that I am grown- up I realize that my God gave me a thick hair so as to even donate. I was thinking of donating my hair for a cause.

  1. Frizzy

My hair has been frizzy ever since.  Someone would asks, Mahangin ba sa labas?”  ( Is it windy outside).  And I answered, “Yes”.

  1. Prone to dandruff.

I thought before I am the only one who suffers from dandruff but when my officemates before, who has a curly hair told me that she also suffer from such.  Then I realized I am not alone in this lot.

  1. Bangs is not the usual fashion.

When I was younger, I would try to have bangs and also the spike one.  I could say that I can go about it.  But now, I have a difficulty styling it because it tends to get curly.

  1. Combs sometimes get damaged.

It is not easy to comb.  You have to do it patiently.  How many times I have to buy the comb because it gets damage with use.

  1. Did you comb your hair?It goes with the wind.

I would always make a blank stare with this question.    As it can go from north to south and east to west, depending on the direction of the wind.

  1. Relaxing hair 

I never relaxed my hair more than twice, because after three days, it goes back to its normal self.  So what a waste of money.  Make sure that when you do this, you have to have it hot oil or else it will get dry.  And you may not recover it immediately.

  1. Straightening Products or Equipments

I only straighten my hair during occasions. The first was during a Christmas party.  Of course, they did not recognize me immediately.  I won the awards for Star of the Night.

Other than two occasions, I do not do it because it can be damaged with over heating.  And it is not advisable either.

  1. Until one day I just make the most of it.

They do not have it anyway.  My schoolmate in the graduate school told me that if I am in Vietnam, I would be very beautiful to their standards.  I learned that 95 % of Vietnamese women have straight hair.

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Wow!  I would be a rarity in that country.  So I must as well embrace my curly hair.