Painting My World

I’m back at painting.

The last time I held a paintbrush was in 2006. Seeing all the work I’ve done made me realize why I never should have stopped doing it.

The chance to play with colors, sketches and letting my imagination run wild is one hell of an experience. When the final product is done, you can’t help but feel a sense of accomplishment and even immortality. Seriously, I don’t think that anyone can paint the same. I mean, sure, you have a lot of good forgeries out there but the fact that you created something is amazing. No wonder God liked doing it.

You can even use different media, techniques and styles to make your own creation wonderfully yours.

So, here’s my first attempt to paint my daughter.

Well, I’m no Goya or Picasso but I think that’s alright. Hehehe. My sister Monina is way better and she even does it with a computer. How she does it is beyond me. Here’s something she made for our mom.

Still, this is one of the hobbies I will continue to do with Heaven. We love watercolors and we like to make paintings of everything.

So if you have a forgotten hobby, why not revisit them again?


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The phone rang.
“I’m sorry about everything that happened.”
I hung up.
An apology over the phone? Seriously, he should have his head examined.
An hour later, there was a knock on my door. Johnny.
“Can I come in?”
I opened the door and let him in. I motioned him to sit across me from the living room sofa. An uneasy silence settled over the room. The sound of the clock ticking was so loud.
“What do you want?”
“A rematch.”
“Why should I agree to a rematch?”
“Because this time, I won’t cheat. This time, I’ll play fair and square.”
Too much was at stake. My pride, my honor, my heart. I was confused and it didn’t help that he’s too close for comfort. I looked at his handsome face. He has eyes that can mesmerize and charm anyone. They are now trying their best to make me fall into their brown hypnotic gaze.
I am so weak!
He smiled and I felt my heart melt. He went towards me and I tensed. He seemed to notice it but then he plunged on and just gave me a fierce hug.
“Thank you, Carla!”

He ran out of my house, as fast as his nine-year old legs could carry him. I walked over to my laptop and logged on to DOTA. It was time to teach Johnny a lesson once more.

Visiting Virus

Johnny Depp went over to the office today. He was handsome as ever and my heart was a-flutter. 
“I’m going to leave my family for you. Just be my wife. Marry me. Love me.”
This would be the third time he proposed. I declined him twice. This time, I’ll say yes.
“Yes, Johnny, yes!”
He scooped me into his arms and we kissed passionately. He left with a song and a dance. We leave for Paris next week.
I went back to racking my brains on how to delete this virus that settled in my laptop. A few minutes passed, when Leonardo DiCaprio arrived with a dozen red roses and chocolates. 
Some might think it cheesy but not to me. He looked awesome and gorgeous and the gesture was sweet. I totally love it.
“Marry me. I love you. Let’s travel around the world and make lots of babies!”
Oh my. I swooned into his arms and said, “yes, Leo, yes!”
He left me a torrid kiss that melted my limbs. We leave for New York next week.
I suddenly realized that I had to break one of my dreamboats’ hearts. I slumped down my chair and stared blankly at the wall.
Out of nowhere, my late grandmother appeared before me.
“I can help you, love.”
I was filled with hope. I trust her completely. I know she will choose the right man for me.
“I choose no one for you.”
I woke up from my dream. I didn’t realize that I dozed off. I called Johnny and Leo. I told them I need to get over my ex-boyfriend first. It has only been 3 months. They both said they would wait until I’m ready to love again. 
I went back to working on purging that virus on my laptop. After downloading a new anti-virus software, viola! I fixed it all by myself.
I now go and look for anti-heartache software online. Might as well, download one for myself.