The Pink Troll

Writing Thoughts _Oct23_002  _ A journal in progress

 

THE PINK TROLL

 

Blazing like the desert sun

His stealth is undetected

With only a faint tremble

In silence he moved

Lurking to blur the eyesight

Of those who work so late

Until the night falls

Before eaves start to break

He will be gone

The pink troll

behind the blue lamp

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Ways to Overcome System Errors When Writing

Dear Me, this is not good. I see this as a hiccup in my journey to the Cloud.- PhWriter11

 

 

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It is very important to always check your software and app updates. Maybe someone out there also experienced or struggled the same way we did. Maybe yes, maybe not. I don’t know.  How many times did you attempt to be in TheWriters realm to buffer the frustration of writing? Have you ever struggled to reach for the invisible RelaxButton when things don’t seem to work as they should? Or maybe blamed the User-Infront-of the-Laptop who’s not working as they should have.

Did you know TheWriter always had bouts of writer’s block? We all have drafts and storyboards stored out in old laptops, computers or external drives. Some may even have hard copies of their scribbles and later do edits on their work.  That happens. That’s normal for writers.

There are times TheWriter will even park her pen, rest her mind,  look somewhere,  go someplace to recharge her thoughts. It may take a day or a week or years before the next pages of her writing come about. That happens. That’s normal for writers.

Do you think customer service or the technical support can calm down TheWriter with apologies when in the middle of  work comes power outage, system crash, software update or corrupted user login? It breaks the flow of thoughts. It’s like coming to the end of a beautiful river and you see mud. It’s like sniffing lavander flowers and then a pesky beetle bit your nose.

Maybe all these is wrong. Is there a reboot mode for this? Do you think TheWriter needs to do a raindance so the RainClouds will clear these technical issues? Why fix what’s not broken?

Clouds used to be nice, fluffy and like cotton candy. Now they have become harsh and unforgiving companions waiting in the shadow to snap at TheWriter when she’s writing. It’s like a dark voice of the unknown “An upgrade is pending, please grab a pen and paper to continue or go bake a cookie.”

But like any other day, just like TheWriter’s habit  and regular routine, you should  continue to write and ignore the challenges. At the end of the day after long hours of editing your work even with glitches and system errors, the reward is in the written words you have on your pages.

Always remember , words are mightier than the BogeyMan in the Cloud. Your best cheatsheet is your confidence to grasp inspiration and to write and express emotions.

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Pen and Paper Mode in 2018

 

“The handwritten journal has more character than digital. No hacks, no bashers, no trolls.” – phwriter11 20Jan2018

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my cluttered writings are across all my platforms

 

in Evernote
in OfficeWord
with Adobe
in WordPress
in Dropbox
on Notepad
to my gallery and files..   This Writer’s page has been dormant for too long

 

 

 

toggling windows

I noticed time ticking away

and this is how this Writer works..

Turkish Delight

Turkish delight , also called Lokum, is a popular middle eastern sweet dessert. It’s made of sugar , cornstarch and flavorings.

But what kind of magic feeling is there when you taste Turkish delight? Curious and
excited I opened the box. I see powder sugar coated cubes neatly packed inside. Although
the packaging says four diferent flavors and colors, I can’t make out the color of each. I
have to try one to know. I picked one out. It feels more dense than a marshmallow and
quite similar to gummy bear.The powder sugar dusting keeps them from sticking together. I popped one  red cube right in my mouth and slowly savored the taste and feel of my first turkish delight. It is sweet and sticky with a chewy jelly consistency. I noted the heavenly rose flavor right away. The green one is mint flavored and the yellow one is lemon. Maybe the next piece I will find pistachio and almond nuts.

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turkish delight and coffee

The box is on the dining table to tease and tempt me away from my diet. I wonder if I am going to have tummy ache or tooth ache for eating too much? My tip for eating turkish delight is to eat slowly and in moderation. One is never enough for your sweet tooth.

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My little warrior dog

My little warrior dog

Your untiring playfulness

Interrupted

By untimely silence

Has come.

Your little wagging tail

Bright attentive eyes

Fluffy golden coat

Soft ticklish paws

Cold wet nose

Is forever a masterpiece

Of K9 life and happiness.

You are brave when you came

Be a lot braver when you leave

Give me a last pawshake before you go

Blast me with your last smile

Let me know you enjoyed your life

I could have given you more

I could have hugged you more

Had I known time will be brief

To be with you

My little warrior dog.

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Cupid’s On the Line

Today I whispered to Cupid,

“You are mistaken

That I am loveless,

It’s not flowers or chocolates

nor fancy dates and gifts

it’s what we feel in our hearts

that keeps us in love

to share together

all the days

before and after

Valentines Day”

Cupid smiled, and answered

“I am right to hit you both

With my golden arrow

At the most unexpected

And most unbelievable moment

And I am happy

For my task with you is done”

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An Eco-Campaign : Water for Pitak Project

3 more days ..

72 hours to go for the crowdfunding campaign Our Quest for Water “to be self-reliant and independent in our water supply for our holistic farming management and natural building projects; and  to be a model farm in terms of water sourcing through the use of alternative and renewable energy.” Their Pitak Project  located  in Tubao, La Union Northern Philippines  is a model  ecofarm adapting permaculture system and principles to promote a sustainable and regenerative living.

photo courtesy of Pitak Project
photo courtesy of Pitak Project

I  diligently support our friend and colleague’s initiative Pitak Project . I strongly believe an endeavor as noble and as inspiring as theirs will be successful. Their  sincerity of preserving and loving Mother Nature by initiating a project a thousand kilometers away from the city that we have been accustomed to is in itself a great challenge.

Yet they never faltered  towards their vision to be a site that displays an ecosystem in symbiosis with its human occupants promoting permaculture, and improving the quality of life of all living creatures on site and sharing their knowledge to the community both local and international.  They continue to selflessly share their knowledge to the community how to build mud houses, plant and farm organically and now sustainability for human and economic development.

In a country where we have seen the damages of modern infrastructure , real estate developments, irresponsible  garbage disposal and a many other insignificant projects , Pitak Project is worth my commendation for  being a Sustainably Green and Healthy Environment.

Summer is a time to enjoy in the waters. People  usually take their vacation to go to the beach and relax with a piña colada or a cool refreshing frappe , splurge on a spa and cool showers, take a dip in the pool , and all those cool summer getaway stuff.  But there is more to waters than mere leisure and pleasure.

Have you ever thought how you could help someone today? Have you ever realized how a humble bucket or even a droplet of  water is considered more precious than gold by others?  We look forward to your share and support in this eco- campaign Our Quest for Water .

A Tree and A Flashback

I should have given that familiar tree a hug when I had the chance. But I never knew where in our neighborhood it stands. And it was not on my property for me to call my own. Only when I look through my window to gaze and chase the sunset do I ever see its glorious green and its magnificent stature.

Yesterday I had witnessed how they had cut off its crown and branches. Were they pruning or cutting her? I really don’t know. I am still saddened by the thought that it will take years for its leaves to grow back, or maybe she will never recover from those cuts.

I had spent four years chasing the sunset through my window. And she has always been a part of the view, adding color and character to my subject. Through my lens I see her smiling with the sunset’s rays. Through the years I have watched how her leaves changed color and form to follow the season.  She has withstood strong winds and rains when all the others around her have not. I know her long branches have welcomed breeding birds and provided refuge to them that are migrating.

I still feel the notch in my stomach whenever I recall the image of her struggling against the man’s striking and sawing. This disturbing human activity I had seen will remain a puzzle. Will I see the tree grow back its leaves again?  Will she be around when I come home after years overseas? Will I ever find another tree as stately as she while I chase and capture the sunset?

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And then I noticed the young tree beside her.  With the sunset as her last audience and her leaves reaching out to touch the branches of the smaller tree, she whispered her wisdom.  “As small and as frail as you are, stand tall even when storms and strong winds beat you.  The years will prove how strong a tree you will be when you have gained branches to withstand nature’s path of arrogance. I leave behind a shadow for you to follow even when my leaves are not there to behold. Remember my dear, I too was once a sapling like you. “

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my new sunset tree_31jan2015

Alice and the Caterpillar

“In this garden we call Life, not  every caterpillar will tell you which side of the mushroom is better.”- phwriter11

Reading through Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, I came to the part where Alice met the Caterpillar, and a little lesson in life came to my mind.  Not that it’s a fable, but I like to connect the story with real life situations.

Alice was so  worried  that she has changed into so many sizes. The Caterpillar reminded her  to keep her temper, and advised Alice that if she takes a bite from the mushroom she will grow taller or shorter.  The Caterpillar didn’t say which side though, so that leaves Alice to decide.

How we accept change makes the difference in our life. Sometimes you are taller than everyone else, sometimes shorter.  Sometimes you  may feel as small as three inches because of these changes, do not fret. Others may be in the same situation and they are not bothered  about it. Others find this size still very acceptable because that’s how they appreciate their being.

And how you handle these changes all depends on which side of the mushroom you will bite from. That is for you to find out, and to decide upon. Take the side which makes you grow taller, then live with it. Or take the side which makes you shorter, then live with it. Keep your temper as you go along. A clear mind works better than a bad temper.

And remember… “In this garden we call Life, not  every caterpillar will tell you which side of the mushroom is better.”

Alice andthe Caterpillar
Alice and the Caterpillar