#SoCS April 2/16 “be”


To begin with, let me all greet you. Let’s all begin the day all hopeful. Or let’s all be busy – especially some of us are taking part in the a-z challenge and for me, also with NaPoWriMo for the first year. So hoping that the Bard will be my muse and he’d be giving me some advice. Got out of bed all buoyant – the sun is out, weather is warm, birds singing, and Him Indoors buying bread for our breakfast. Bless him. Looking forward to our next bed and breakfast holiday, not long now, next month in the UK, for HRH the son and his beautiful K’s wedding. My mother is just waiting for her visa and she’s flying from the Philippines to see her grandson be wed. My sister and her husband from Canada also began planning and booking their flights. So it’s going to be a cool reception and reunion for family and friends. That’s it from me, have a lovely weekend everyone.

For: #SoCS April 2/16 by Linda G Hill


Tinikling – Stream of Consciousness Saturday

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “scene/seen.” Let your imagination wander. You could even add a picture!

“Tinikling” by Fernando Amorsolo (oil on canvas)

A Philippine scene
Tinikling* in barrio*
Where everyone is seen
To be having fun
Dancing or singing
With their bamboo flutes
And playing the guitars
Some of them wearing salakots*
Scarves, umbrellas and sombreros*
To protect them from the heat
The women in their sayas*
The men in their best shirts
All part of the harvest season
They’ve worked hard for them
Now celebrating the yield
All of them, young and old
Men, women and children
A traditional Philippine scene
Everyone is happy to be seen

*tinikling – bamboo dance
*barrio – district of a town
*salakot – wide brimmed hat
*sombrero – hat
*saya – long skirts

Badge by: Doobster @ Mindful Digressions

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for SoCS January 31/15