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Slow dance with me?

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Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round,
or listened to the rain slapping on the ground?

Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight,
or gazed at the sun into the fading night?

You better slow down, don’t dance so fast,
time is short, the music won’t last.


Do you run through each day on the fly,
when you ask “How are you?”, do you hear the reply?

When the day is done, do you lie in your bed,
with the next hundred chores running through your head?

You better slow down, don’t dance so fast,
time is short, the music won’t last.

Ever told your child, we’ll do it tomorrow,
and in your haste, not see his sorrow?

Ever lost touch, let a good friendship die,
‘cause you never had time to call and say, “Hi!”?

You better slow down, don’t dance so fast,
time is short, the music won’t last.


When you run so fast to get somewhere,
you miss half the fun of getting there.

When you worry and hurry through your day,
it’s like an unopened gift thrown away.

Life isn’t a race, so take it slower,
hear the music before your song is over.

~ Slow Dance, a poem by David L. Weatherford ~

We’ve probably heard that “Life is too short.” too many times and we’ve probably told ourselves that “Yes, from now on I will live my life better.” But, have we really? In this day and age, people seem to be rushing and hurrying to get to their destination, not realizing that the fun part is also in the journey.

I am one of probably millions, even billions of victims of this way of life, falling in the pit of this pattern every single day. And I intend to stop. I’d like to wake up to a beautiful sunrise and breathe the fresh air. I’d like to chew food slowly and enjoy mom’s cooking. I’d like to get in touch with my closest and long lost friends. I’d like to hone my talents and give time for creative endeavors.

I want to truly experience living – praising my creator and my God, enhancing the lives of each and every important person in my life, inspiring people’s goodness to be shared to the world and touching even a single life in my whole existence, slow dancing with the one I love.

I’ll start by sharing a smile and a prayer in the face of turmoil.

How about you? How do you live your life to the fullest? How do you plan to start? I’d love to know.

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The Happy List: Quality Time

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Lulu’s Happy List

  1. invite to Chikka event
  2. playful fuchsia skirt
  3. writing articles
  4. clean, crisp bedsheet
  5. spending QT with my B
  6. dinner date at Chef’s Quarters
  7. exchanged gifts, B gave me Beauty Bar’s Green Tea lotion. (hope he likes my little gifts!)
  8. rediscovering French Baker, yum!
  9. Manhattan massage! Very much needed. *relaxed*
  10. lazy Sunday breakfast with my B; dinner with family

Chikka Text Messenger

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A lot of Filipinos working overseas are familiar with the effort one makes to sustain relationships with their loved ones separated by great distance, thus the increase in demand for a more convenient way to keep in touch with families and friends.

Luckily, certain technological advancements such as Chikka Text Messenger have enabled people to bridge that gap.

Pioneered the creation of the Chikka Text Messenger, Chikka Asia, Inc. is a wireless application service provider, better known for creating the world’s first instant messenger to fully integrate mobile features via SMS, the “Chikka Text Messenger.” Pronounced as it is spelled, Chikka ’CHI-ka or chika is a Filipino colloquial term for ‘small talk.’ As a verb, it translates to mingling easily, or doing anything with ease or in a clever manner. According to the company, ‘small talk’ in fact refers to the nature of many text and chat messages exchanged throughout online and mobile communities worldwide.

Chikka’s breakthrough had been in integrating IM technology seamlessly with SMS, and then building a back-end that would withstand its use in the world’s ‘text capital’ – The Philippines.

2010: Chikka for the new digital generation

Ten years later, Chikka has served over 68 million people who had registered online and via mobile to enjoy the way Chikka had united online Filipinos with the sea of SMS users. The company is also releasing the latest version of Chikka Text Messenger.

The company’s services are currently available to over 45 mobile carriers in fourteen countries including the Philippines, US, UK, Italy, Spain, India, Japan, Indonesia, and Hong Kong.

Chikka is still the best way to send free SMS to mobile phones from your computer.