The Woman Behind the Bars

For I am guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

For I am sinful,

For I’ve done something that I should have not

For I was not able to control myself

For I was imperfect but that imperfection can never be an excuse.

For I believe karma works and it will someday hit me,

and I am now worried,

scared.

I wish I was better, I hope I was in control

Arrest me,

and someday I might be sorry for everything,

for someday I might learn,

I am trapped in nowhere, boiled in own sweat. will die on my own.

And my name is Marjorie, the woman behind the bars.

The 7-day Diet Program

Summer is fast-approaching, do you have swimming schedules week from now and wants to be in your bikini? Then this diet program is helpful to make you lose 10-12 pounds in a week. But keep in mind, this should not be a permanent diet because I admit that it is not so healthy if you will do it regularly. I have tried this last summer however, I gave up on the fifth day but I was still able to lose 5 pounds. In addition, this 1-week diet is also a cleansing and detox process.

According to my research, (http://www.my7daydiet.com/7_day_diet_day_1.html)

Day 1:

>Eat only any variety of fruits except banana. 

Explanation-The first day starts with fruit because it is a natural way to normalize the body and prepare it for the upcoming days of the diet.Fruits have multiple benefits – they are fat free and are low in calories compared to other foods most of us normally eat. Fruits also flush out the system thereby enhancing the detox process.

Day 2:

-Eat variety of vegetables, stir-fry or salad.

(Start the day with one baked or boiled potato to make up for loss of energy from Day One. Upto one teaspoon of olive oil can be used as salad dressing today.)

Explanation- This day starts off with a baked potato since all you have had the previous day is fruit which is easily digested. The potato ensures you have energy for the day as well as energy to continue to remain on the diet. The vegetables you will eat today are for fibre as well as nutrition. Vegetables have a moderate quantity of carbohydrates  – but more importantly, they are rich in minerals and vitamins. The fibre activates your system for the detox process.

Day 3:

>Fruits and vegetables – as much as you want. No bananas and no potatoes

Explanation- Your body chemistry is changing because you are not getting any refined carbohydrates, saturated fats, excessive sodium and artificial flavor enhancers and additives. Your body is getting completely natural nutrition – which will optimize the weight loss process.

Day 4:

> Bananas and milk only (upto 8 bananas and 3 glasses skim milk)

Explanation- Day 4 is meant to make up for the reduced levels of calcium (from milk), potassium (from bananas) and carbohydrates and fibre (from bananas). Although you are allowed to have 8 bananas today, you might not have the craving to eat all the bananas.

Day 5:

>Finally, you can have a piece of meat/fish either grilled or baked with lots of tomatoes

Explanation- Today is the day to make up for all the protein in your system. The meat will give you protein and if you consume fish, you will get your share of Omega 3 Fatty acids which do wonders for health. The tomatoes give you fibre and minerals – in particular lycopene which is a super-food for the human body. Eating the tomatoes will also aid in flushing out the system.

Day 6: 

Protein and vegetables. Same as Day Five except, add more vegetables.

explanation- Day 6 is a lot like Day 5 – only that you need to eat as many vegetables instead of restricting yourself to tomatoes.

Day 7: The easiest!!! 

Fruits, vegetables and juices. Consume an assortment of fruits, vegetables and vegetable juices. Half a cup of brown rice is optional – but not recommended.

Explanation- You are now on your last day of the diet. You might feel a little weak this morning because your body has not consumed too much carbohydrate in the last 2 days. Today, you can eat fruits, vegetables and vegetable juices. Brown rice is optional but not recommended if you want to see weight loss.

Additional note: If you are craving, you can include the “wonder soup” in your diet and can consume that soup everyday. You can research for the recipe of wonder soup.

Good luck, I hope I can also do this program before summer ends but I tend to eat a lot that’s why I am just sharing this. Hugs & Kisses!

The Young at Heart

Who says that cartoons are only for kid? It can also be for those young at heart, like me.

Tom and Jerry, Phineas and Ferb, Oggy and the Cockroaches, Upin & Ipin were some of my favorites. Watching them is my way of escaping the world of over-rated drama and crime news.

Tom and Jerry

Who would have not known Tom & Jerry? They are just the most famous cat and mouse in the nation, I’ve known them since I was younger and they still fascinate me.

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*The forever-funny cat and mouse!!!

Oggy and the Cockroaches

I so hate cockroaches, but the cockroaches in “Oggy and the cockroaches” are so entertaining. They are not yet as famous as Tom & Jerry, but the theme and concept are almost the same. If in tom and Jerry, the mouse is wiser; in this show, the cockroaches are wiser than the bigger one.

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Meet the cockroaches

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Oggy 🙂

Upin & Ipin

This Malaysian television series features young twins known as Upin & Ipin. I love the twins because they are so lovely and cute although i know I sound so childish for liking them, but i cannot deny the fact.

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Phineas and Ferb

Last but not the least, My most favorite! The inventions of Phineas and Ferb make their sister, Candace want to bust them. Their brother-sister relationship is one hell of a roller coaster ride which makes me crazy. The cast of the shows includes the platypus as their pet.

 

Meet their sister, Candace.

Phineas and Ferb with Perry the Platypus

Source of all the Photos: Google.

Kwan ni Adan

Collaborative work of: Oliver Dacut and Marjorie Duran

 Nakita pa lang, agad kinatakutan

Sa tigas at haba walang uurungan

Paano ba naman itong si Adan

May dalang isang matigas na kwan

Sa isang banda, ninais kong umatras

 Ibinigay ko lahat ng lakas para pumiglas,

Ngunit nakatutok bawal kumalas

Sa paglaon, naipasok sa wakas

Sa umpisa ka lang mahihirapan

 Pagkatapos ay magiginhawaan

Salamat kay “heringilya” na may matigas

Kahit masakit ako’y nakaramdam ng lunas,

A Woman’s Agony

Thief

-Marjorie Duran

My mouth half-open gasping for words to say,

My entire body trembling as I try to resist you

Your skin slowly touches mine, I almost shiver

Tears are constantly flowing with every inch you go closer

Struggling for voice but the inner me can’t release a word

I tried to push you away from me, my force aren’t enough

Vulnerable; you pull me closer to you

I am a weak woman and you are a strong man

Holding me tighter, I still feel your strong grip

The night is over but the nightmares aren’t,

Sleepless nights and painful day;

When can I smile and laugh again?

I curse the night that you visited my life

I hated you and half desiring you’ll soon die

I am a woman and you are a man

His ‘Most-Awaited’ Day

I just want him to be happy, to enjoy life and celebrate–simply because it’s his birthday.

Yesterday might be just an ordinary day for people, but not for him. I was the witness to his excitement and preparations before yesterday came. He turned 20, and he’s not anymore in “teen” line (Oh, I hate to say that) Hahaha

Jonas Biolena, My boyfriend.

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*Our photo taken month ago.

AHEAD 

Before March 24 (His birthday) was my finals week in Ust, I was so busy then that I still had to try my best to insert a little time for shopping just to choose what gift to give him. I spent time choosing gift and i ended up buying a piece of what he requested (Although at that time, I wasn’t sure if he can appreciate my choice). I was disappointed because i wanted to help him prepare for that day but my schoolwork were the hindrance to that desire. Until now, i still have regrets why I was not able to do what I wanted to do.

Morning of March 24, I planned to go to their house early so I could hep him prepare but thesis sucks.And because I still need to do something for our thesis that morning, I woke up at around 7am taking into consideration that I slept at around 2a.m. because of the same reason. I thought that I can already proceed to their house after that thesis thing but I am no superwoman! My body was half deteriorating, maybe telling me to give myself a time to rest… So I slept. I left our house after lunch, but instead of going straight to his house I still go to mall because i felt like the gift that I bought days ago might not be enough so i decided to buy another piece. ( We’ve been together for already 5 years but i don’t know why I still want to please him).

Ofcourse, I wasted another freaking hours in the mall. I arrived in their house, afternoon. They are almost done preparing foods and it was also another disappointment on my part. I wanted to be there, I wanted to help, I should have been there. However, I still tried my best to help although i know i can only contribute very little.

HIS DAY

After the day’s preparation, I saw how exhausted he was, he was even perspiring too much. It was already 7pm but he still had no visitors, maybe because it was raining, and I saw the disappointment in his eyes. and I was silently praying, silently thinking, “Rain rain go away” and “visitors please come our way”.

Electricity blackout at around 7 p.m. almost made me overreact, but it was a relief that after a second or more there was light again. ( Hello, kung umuulan na nga ng malakas tapos wala ng pupuntang bisita tapos magbrown-out pa… Paano na lang?). I don’t want that most-awaited day to be just another epic failure.

However, it was late 8p.m. that finally, visitors started to came. I was glad. Thank God!!!! I am glad his friends made it. and i am also happy because I was given that chance to be with those people whom he value and love. I saw he was happy although he was visibly tired. That chance to get to bond with his family and his high school friends. I also believe he is blessed with good friends, and i hope i can always see him happy because his happiness is tantamount to an admission that his day has been successful.