Heeding Haiku With HA: Water


water around us
such a refreshing retreat
cool place to hang out

(c) ladyleemanila 2015


source of energy
water cleanses our body
essential in life

(c) ladyleemanila 2015


sailing in the sea
snorkelling and swimming
a great holiday

(c) ladyleemanila 2015


My Mid-Year – Heeding Haiku With HA


My mid-year was full of news and adventure. Started with a big bang in Bavaria with Him Indoors, HRH the son and K, greeted the New Year with fireworks and champagne. We had some grilled food at home and walked around town.


Come February and we were off to India for an adventure of our life time. Him Indoors and I couldn’t believe that we flew in an A380 business class and it was jolly fun. I even made my own drink at the bar, mixing my cocktails. We saw the wonderful Taj Mahal – one of our Bucket’s List. So exotic and the love story behind the building was great! Wish Him Indoors could give me a miniature Taj when I die. And the tigers in the wild, that was awesome! In fact, 2 tigers playing together one morning of our safari tour. We also went to numerous forts, places of interests and ate interesting meals.


April, I was off to the Philippines to see my mother, friends and relatives. We went to visit some of the 7,100 islands in the Philippines. We swam, walked, zip-lined, partied, shopped, etc.

May, HRH the son proposed to K and she said yes! We were all thrilled. They’re planning to get married next year. Looking forward to the wedding of our one and only one treasure.

My mid-year was cool
Full of experience and fun
India was brilliant

Philippines to Mom
Swam, ate, partied, shopped and talked
Nice to visit home

He asked her with ring
She said yes and we’re all glad
Now plan to be wed


Serenade – Heeding Haiku With HA: To Be Inspired # 5


By silvery moon
I sing my heart to you
Eloquence so soft
Seeking the steam of my soul
Bliss, star of my garden

Melody from heart
No cloud in sky to be seen
Watch birds fly somewhere
Till dawn when Nature smiles
Pursuing your affection


Friends Forever, Promise! – Heeding Haiku With HA: Friendship


best friends forever
since we first saw each other
we were both seven

all secrets, giggling
the things we do together
sometimes we fight, too

nothing can part us
even if we have boyfriends


Friendship – Heeding Haiku With HA: A Gift


a gift of friendship
not taking it for granted
nurture it with care

nurture it with care
exclusively mine and his
when it breaks it hurts

when it breaks it hurts
like it’s the end of world
perhaps in that world

end of beautiful friendship
if we could turn back the clock


Trust Her – Finish It! #13 and Heeding Haiku With HA: Untold Stories


She kept looking in her mirror. The car was still following her. She was sure it was the same car. She did another unnecessary turn, just to see what the driver in the dark Suburban would do. Maybe she was crazy. Maybe he was heading the same direction she was. But there was this weird feeling. This sick gut feeling and the last had taught her to listen to her instincts.

Meanwhile, Ricardo was waiting for the detective to tell him what his wife, Esmeralda was doing. Is she cheating on him? What was she doing on her spare time? Is she seeing another man? He couldn’t help it. Marrying someone 20 years younger gives him this insecure feeling.

When they got married, Ricardo was the happiest man on earth. Esmeralda was so beautiful it hurt him to think that she could be with another man at this time. Esmeralda was always full of life, breezing through life as we speak. She likes travelling, sight-seeing, cycling, sailing and all other fun activities. She’s also very sociable, always surrounded by friends and colleagues, very popular and will grace any event. She works part-time in a publishing company.

Ricardo has his own successful business and travels most of the time. Sometimes, he takes Esmeralda with him. But when he’s alone, that’s when this insecure feeling creeps in. That’s why he hired this detective to follow his wife around.

insecure husband
wanting to know where wife is
hired a detective

hired a detective
not good when he cannot trust
the love of his life

the love of his life
perhaps more faith needed here
for love to survive