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For My Handsome


You were one of those random guys

Smiling casually with flirty eyes

But there is something in your smile

Warm and tender that promises a walk down the aisle.

For me, you were the most handsome

You were never shy, sometimes a bully

But you were perfect for me

And I have decided to make you mine.

Let me repeat these jaded lines.

You were the first thing I thought in the morning.

The last happy thought at night

And in between those spaces, you occupied my mind.

You were always meant to be with me

My Stellar Iris, my beloved strawberry

Always were, always will.

I’ll never want to be with anyone else. ©rabpedroso

P.S. My heart jiggled like a jelly. Love you handsome.

<a href=””>Jiggle</a&gt;

Cracked Philosophy


“Any man is liable to err; only a fool persist in error.” – CICERO



It is impossible to know everything about life but each day we learn through experience and we adjust with different circumstances and various people.

Our bearing is challenged by different forces of nature and in the process, we break and fall.

It’s okay to cry and recognize mistakes. It’s okay to stoop down and accept your errors. Recognizing your failures, misgivings, and weakness can redefine you as a human.  It leads to greater wisdom.

Humility is a skill, a decision, a tough effort that needs constant execution.

Do not be comfortable in the arid land. Uproot yourself and learn to live in a moist and productive soil.

<a href=””>Arid</a&gt;




Live each day to the fullest with the best of reason

Work hard until you ache in whatever season

Laugh, cry, and shout out loud in every occasion

Love,win, fail or break with your utmost passion

Each moment is precious, each encounter a revelation.

Gamble and lose your biggest possession

Crawl and eat the dust even in oblivion

Walk through your fears with God as companion

Defy your insecurities and fire up your ambition

Head held high princess, realized your aspirations.

Daily Musing 20

You’re a dew in the morning

Radiant and refreshing

You knew how to tease my heart

And sometimes, in your absence I’m hurt.

When the sun comes to greet me hello

I make a face and turn my back

Because in his warmth I knew

You’ll dry up and go

And I have to wait again for tomorrow.

Daily Musing 19: LOVE AND LIFE

Last year I chanced upon an old facebook status and I’m grinning from ear to ear. Nah, manang na manang me is giggling like a teenager again. Not because of my Korean drama addiction. Not because of superman noticing my comments and likes. Not because of Mr. Crush passing by the Bundy clock. Not because of Mr. Versatile speaking eloquently in front of the crowd with his eyes smiling when he recognized me in the queue.

Manang na manang me is happy because of her Midnight Sun. Ah, that post below was inspired by him. We were good friends and we decided to be each other’s best friend. Hypocrite I was in denial and my bully of a conscience is pinching my behind. Hahaha. You know, things can be overwhelming and sunflower girl here is still adjusting. Heaps of thanks, handsome. I care. Yours truly – Rachel.

“Manang na manang me has this to say. I am very happy. At least for a few hours, I have laughed abandonly. I didn’t know that revealing your inner self can unload so many burdens. Sharing your dreams can be exciting especially if the receiver shares the same passion with you as well. I got to listen more too for the first time. Surprisingly, I learned a lot from a younger person. And indeed, you have to suffer first in order to learn. How do you consider your age when you feel and act young for the longest time. Though you might be away from the comfort of home, their protection and love can be overwhelmingly vast that you have to limit yourself. Again, consider your age. For a young person like you telling me about this and that about life is good. Really, really good. I have to try running and get sprained, wounded and outbalanced. That way when I run again, I will be careful about the hurdles and the u-turns. Thank you and kalimera.

This post was from August 2016. No matter how flirtatious my Midnight Sun was before, I never gave in to his sweet nothings. No matter how persistent he was with his random interest and teasing, I never imagined I will eat up my vow never to be swayed by a brilliant 25-year-old.

Geez. I am still floating. So cloud nine is not suspended physically on air, it can also be an overstimulation of the senses and bursting joy. What? Bursting joy? I must be crazy.

I never knew I will one day share my dreams with Mr. Midnight Sun. It never crossed my mind to be his sunflower girl either. What a mysterious play at destiny. What a funny twist!

Now I’m jogging. We are, actually. There’s no need to run. Jogging is more preferable because we can see the backdrop of nature on both sides and appreciate life and love.

We occasionally bicker. We have ups and downs. The commitment is just more than a week and we are still very curious about each other. Giddy? That’s for high schoolers and if I am really honest, I will be blushing like the sunrise.

Time zone differences are cruel. And we have to make an effort to meet each other halfway to reassure each other that we care. Imagination can run wild and ugly at times but we reminded ourselves to be contented of the short but precious minutes we chat. We have to trust each other and understand the constraints of each other’s jobs.

The temptation is on the other side of midnight. And while distrust may loom from time to time, I pray for strength and loyalty. We are not certain of the future but right now, I am just happy.

This can be a waste of time and emotional investment, some may say, but we love to counter those negative statements that we value time management. We’re not experts yet but slowly we are adjusting with each other’s little demands to constantly burn the flame of affection.

While skimming our entire conversation, I can’t help but smile warmly. So, in the end, I became his sunflower girl.

Regrets? The happiness, the belongingness and the feeling of being cherished and loved overshadowed every doubt I have.
We are still new and we will be threading deep and perilous sails in the future. We will fight and we will get mad at each other in between. We will ignore each other and get disappointed with each other’s flaws and scars.

We never know how far we will sail but as long as we trust and love each other, no journey is impossible.

Kanis tin zoi mou pio omorfi. S’agapo handsome.

You are amazing and I’m loving you more day by day. 

Many will doubt the sincerity of my words or the genuineness of the relationship but like what you said, mind over matters. 

P.S. I missed you. 

My Stellar Iris

FOR YOU. You know who you are. 🙂


he came to fire my heart

with lovely melodies

the beat steadfast

rhythmic like a unicorn’s gallop

lubb, dubb, lubb, dubb

he lit the sunshine

to my hopeless dreams

shyly I smile

the rays iridescent

curiously bright

a love’s delight

in his absence

i stare at the stars

and shower in their brilliance

i will wait

for shooting stars

and i’ll earnestly pray

to whisper my message

solely to his ears

how i love him

how weak, how weak

to show my deepest desire

but i love him

careened by the waves

in the abyss of the ocean

keep him safe

take care of him

his heart

his love

his joy

and let it not die

i will pray

from the other side

i will be devoted and loyal

i will fan the fire

i will protect the embers

i will make sure

that the fire of love

is constantly burning.

<a href=””>Rhythmic</a&gt;






  • Thank the person that nominated you and leave a link to their blog
  • Post about the award
  • Share seven facts about yourself
  • Nominate at most 15 people
  • Tell your nominees they’ve been nominated for one lovely award

Seven Facts About Me:

  1. I am the eldest in the family at 29 but I am childish most of the time. It goes to show that I need a lot of growing up and I am looking forward to it. Bring it on!
  2. I have three best friends, yes, you read it right, three! I feel super rich! The first one is a psychiatric doctor married to a policeman whom I have cherished since elementary. The second is a policewoman blessed with an optimism and a beautiful baby love and the third is my bully of a sister. I will never go wrong with these beautiful persons. They are like my other half. They know me from head to toe, my strengths, and my insecurities and I am not ashamed to reveal to them how crazy and vulnerable I can get.
  3. I loved the English Language. It was like I was born loving it. I love hearing and reading it. And I easily get attached to anyone who shares the same passion. English proficiency is a weakness: the fluidity in speaking, the passionate writing, the construction of grammar and rhetorics and the uniqueness of style. Loving it is effortless and I easily get swayed with the users. My crushes if not eloquent English speakers are very good writers. Hah!!! Forgive the bluntness of my words.
  4. I am gregarious and I love making friends. Sometimes, I get misunderstood and people think that I’m too artificial but I don’t care. I love good people, even bad people at times, with varieties in personality, I am able to discern the good from the fake. And I get to know their stories. I will never be satiated with a heartwarming story!
  5. I work hard and I guess it’s a liability because I feel varicose veins is going to welcome me in a few years from now. Well, I can’t help it. It’s automatic. But I do hope that one day, I will work my way to the top and hire people to do excellent work for me. It might take me a lifetime but as long as there’s desire in the heart and the flame is burning, there is always a possibility.
  6. I love dogs.I hope my special someone will give me a pup soon.
  7. I don’t know how to swim. Maybe I will start re-learning the basics again with my policewoman best friend. Hahaha, She sure does love to giggle and splash water from the pool and I missed her so much!

The Nominations:

Come visit their blogs. They are worth your reading and viewing time.

♥ Girl Eccentric

♥ Inner Whisper

♥ My Journey

♥ Words Can’t Fathom

♥ Sascha Darlington

♥ It’s PH

♥ Poetry Lover

Life is beautiful and writing is what makes my life more colorful because I feel connected with the weirdness of my fellow pen wielders. I will always be thankful that I got the courage and the dedication to start and maintain this blog, otherwise, where will the creativity of my little mind go? In the dumps? I hope not. I love to share them with you. I hope to inspire you. Hasta la proxima vez lovelies. Sunflower Girl here wishing you all with a lovely night.


PS: I have a renewed love for rice! Hahaha. My goal, to reach 56 kilograms! Way to go!


<a href=””>Baby</a&gt;


16593534_1724676614212918_1942042980_ograteful I am, heaps


when my torments become graces

a life’s mysterious play


when I turned my alarm off

Coz I’m alive and gay.

Or pay for my taxes

every step of the way


Or when I get sick


To give my body rest

And allow my heart to pray


I giggled with fitting clothes

And say excuse me when I burped

I ate a hearty dinner

And love all the calories worth.


I smiled when I clean the mess

from weeding the grass

to washing dirty plates

It means I have a home that lasts.


Ah, and when I open my mouth to complain

Or write my opinions

It shows that we have freedom of speech

Not caged in oblivion


I am warmed by a child’s rhythmic cry

It means I am capable of caring

For anyone anywhere

To be a blessing.


I shivered in fear

And look for a hideout

I ask for deliverance

And God answers loud out.


Thankful when I receive a frown

Or my mother’s reprimand

I know I am cherished

Valued highly and most loved.


Grateful I am, heaps

Because I missed him

My vulnerability is a testimony

That I sincerely love him. ©rabpedroso

<a href=””>Hideout</a&gt;

<a href=””>Rhythmic</a&gt;




“You are a decent-looking nice lady — there’s nothing wrong with your bait,” he declared. “Clearly, there’s something wrong with your hook.”

via Lessons in Love – from Uber — Discover

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