Weekly Photo Challenge: Change


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       Wordpress Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

Yehey! i’ll be able to use an original Filipino composition by an iconic songwriter, Jose Mari Chan. Here it is; i’ve also embedded the audio of the song (thru Youtube) below…

                          Constant Change

                   (words and music by Jose Mari Chan)

(OPM: Original Filipino Music)

       [Jose Mari Chan sang this with so much sadness it seemed like he was saying good-bye to something — or someone — or someplace he almost didn’t want to let go.

     Jose Mari Chan was one of those famous Filipinos who had to leave the country when martial law was declared, or at the height of martial law. This song was released post-martial law, after the dictatorship had fallen,  and “exiled” Filipinos had returned. i get the sense that he wrote parts of it while he was somehow packing, writing to friends, closing doors and windows,  preparing to leave what they had known as home for more than a decade to come back to the Philippines … take a look-see. (pls click the audio, too, below… Photo for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Change, by Myra Lambino]

“We’re on the road

 We move from place to place

 And oftentimes when I’m

 about to call it home

 We’d have to move along

 Life is a constant change…


Photo by Myra Lambino in New York where she attended her College Silver Jubilee Reunion and  was asked to deliver an impromptu speech to represent her batch — she  found “long-lost friends”.

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“The friends we know

 we meet along the way

 Too soon the times we share

 form part of yesterday

 ‘Cause life’s a constant change

 And nothing stays the same, oh no


 Clouds that move across the skies

 Are changing  form before our very eyes


 Why couldn’t we

  keep time from movin’ on?

 Hold on to all the years

 before this moment’s gone?

 Why must we live the days

  at such a frightening pace?


 Cause life’s a constant change

 And nothing stays the same, oh no” – Jose Mari Chan

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Color

  Danilo Tao-tuan Naraja in Saudi Arabia;  kz from the Philippines — thank you (WordPress users and “likers”)    

For WordPress users and “likers”:

thank you, for your view, 

you filled my day

with a rainbow hue: 

 Nadeen Chrystal Davis;   Sofie’s Diary, U.S.;Jean’s Photography in Canada;  bambangpriantono in Indonesia; Esenga’s Voice in Latvia; dawanderingwahine in Germany; sarahmonagle in the U.S.; kseniamist in the United Kingdom; munchow, U.S.; Hamburg und Mee(h)r in Germany; theeagertraveller   in the Philippines;  BunnyandPorkBelly, U.S.; Cee Neuner, U.S.;  Vladimir Brezina, U.S.; PRAMUDIYA in Germany;  fgassette, U.S.; NW Frame of Mind, U.S.; Judy@grandparentsplus2, U.S.;  Terri at Time To Be Inspired in Canada; peepsideshow in Australia; mrscarmichael in the United Kingdom;  My Life Afterglow in the Philippines;LuiZ FernandoS in Brazil; Lis in the Netherlands …

        WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Color    










a swirl of


but for the

triple head

my rotated


Photo by Myra Lambino at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Happy Weekend! xxx

“This girl is on fire!!” March 9 news issue

“Thi-ss…! girl is on fie-ere!!”

It’s time to name the robot news aggregator that’s been doing ALL the work in my news site for three days now since I’ve been on errands for three days.

 (based on the content last, last week: fashion, restaurant reviews, wine reviews, etc., I figured she was female)

4Mgraphlogo.March9   Here’s how she aggregated the news for today, quite impressive: “Over 5o arrests in strife-hit Malaysia”; “Humanitarian crisis feared in Sabah, Tawi-tawi”; “Sabah refugees seek help from Phil govt”; “ ‘Royal army’ leader killed, Malaysia claims” etc.

     And then she posted these for Women’s Day  and for today:

    ♥   videos, “Women’s wishes on women’s day” from Marie Claire and “Party Haul” from Yahoo Shine;

     ♥  “Data gender that will make you smile, not groan” from Global Voices;

     ♥  “Online art museum highlights Muslim women” from Al Jazeera; “Kenyan women march towards political equality” also from Al Jazeera.

     Impressive because I did not put any instructions or filters there to make it/her aggregate Women’s Day news but it did – just based solely on stats in the internet  or algorithm.

      i think we could learn a thing or two about crowds from the way she aggregates — see for yourself in the news site (link below).

     Other interesting items  the robot aggregated are: “Living the quiet Batanes life” from Vera Files; : “Vegetarian recipe for vegetarian paella” from Vegetarian Society; “Hotels offer yoga channel” from the Yoga Journal; “Flu shots to keep older folks out of the hospital” from NBC Health; “Whole foods to require labels on genetically modified food” from NY Times; and many more.

     We’ll have to name her…What do we call her? Lemme see…Robot… female… Filipino, has been to different continents, and New York (New York, Cubao)… Let’s just call her:…..

                 MaribuBot (Maribu-Bot)

the robot news aggregator created by my news site; she works days plays night. Coincidentally, she’s also a comic character. Really. One of Nonoy Marcelo’s characters; in the movie Tisoy!  she was played  by Charo Santos – who’s now president of one of the largest if not the largest media organizations in the country. (it’s just a coincidence).

      Here’s MaribuBot’s work, this news issue is all hers, see for yourself, pls click:

 MaribuBot, robot newsaggregatorMarch9, 13 What’s Trending marichulambino

Filipino nurse Menchu Sanchez hailed as modern day hero by Obama in State of the Union address

posted at 12:30pm: A Filipino nurse based in New York, Menchu Sanchez, was hailed by US President Barack Obama as a modern-day hero in his State of the Union address today for her selfless act of watching over infants in her care at the height of Superstorm Sandy even as her own house was submerged in flood.

From abclocal.go.com: “NYU nurse singled out in State of the Union by Jim Dolan

“New York (WABC) — During his State of the Union Address, President Obama singled out a hospital nurse in New York who, during Superstorm Sandy, jumped into action and saved the lives of newborns.


“It was some shout out from the President Tuesday night.


“ “We should follow the example of a New York City nurse named Menchu Sanchez,” President Obama said.

“Menchu Sanchez sat right next to the First Lady at the State of the Union address and the spotlight was mighty bright, especially compared to where this story starts, it was, a dark and stormy night.

“The first time two-month-old Andrew Blanco ever saw the outside of a hospital was in the depth of Superstorm Sandy.


“The machines that had kept Andrew alive suddenly went silent, the lights went out and if Andrew and 19 other infants were to survive, the nurses and doctors at NYU Langone would have to get them down nine flights of stairs, to safety.


“Andrew’s mom was racing to the hospital.


“A nation held its breath as the pictures aired live on Eyewitness News and across the country.


“One critically ill infant at a time, those nurses and doctors made the journey, one step at a time, as they later reenacted it for ABC’s “20/20”.


“The first baby brought down weighed two pounds.”