Haiku #26 – Walk…

by : Bacardi Gold

Photo by Mathew Thomas on Pexels.com

when dark blinds your trail
sunrise will brighten your way
walk in daylight soon …



a sorry state of a post…

by : Bacardi Gold

Photo by Jayant Kulkarni on Pexels.com

when the mind writes
it gathers ideas and drafts
then the fingers tap the keys
words are formed
the eyes and mind read silently
the mouth reads aloud
and the ears hear what you speak
then the mind analyzes
edits the whole for errors
and decides to end it
in the trash …


“SHE” – NAPOWRIMO 2015, DAY 20

In every part of the world, domesticated dogs are regarded differently. Although they are considered as pets, dogs have earned an important place in society’s choice of interest as a friend, in view of their characteristics of friendship, protectiveness, affection and most of all, their loyalty to their masters.

This is a poem written and posted on my other site. I’m reblogging this to beat the drums for our dog back in the province. I’m missing her.

Here it is :


she always greets me at the gate

even when i arrive at night a little late

at most, she’s there at the sofa

half asleep, sitting like the master of yoga


she’s always there when i eat

any meal, she craves for some meat

but if given snacks of any kind

she’ll thank me with a smiling look in the eye


when the house is feeling so empty

doors are close, home is silent, like there’s nobody

she’ll sit on my lap with her wet tongue ready

to kiss my palms, begging to be hugged like a baby


so i’ll stand and start the needed reaction

i’ll cuddle and rub her body in any direction

sometimes with what i do she’s not satisfied

i’ll kiss her nose and embrace my darling so tight


until her sleepy eyes dive to the center of dreams

while her legs break apart without any screams

in the morning she wakes ahead of me

“bark, bark,”  good morning oh, my doggie, Lasie…


My Monday #04 – Batanes islands in Black and White

by : Bacardi Gold

Batanes is in the northern part of the Philippines. It is an archipelagic province and also the smallest. It owns the most unique beauty where the rocky shores are complimented with beautiful hills and rolling terrains embracing its islands.

Tayid Lighthouse
Mahatao, Batanes

This is the mountainside road going to the remote Barangay Chavayan.

Barangay Chavayan, Batanes

This is the farthest and one of the 29 barangays of Batanes in Sabtang island making it an isolated village. It has a chapel, an elementary school and some stone houses. Some of it has been remodeled with concrete and some families enjoy the luxury of owning a television and other modern facilities. The village has a select electricity users as others can not afford a monthly payment for the usage.


Like the busy bees…

by : Bacardi Gold

Photo by GEORGE DESIPRIS on Pexels.com

i’d like to see you bouncing from earth to moon
caressing me to start a lightning to boooom
to have my own ticket to reach the sky
is to give you the chance to see my lovely smile

from darkness i pass a lonely passageway
guessing which route to avert a possible stray
followed a glittering light guiding me beside
my shadow is my friend escorting me with pride

i hear the sounds of trouble in front and at the rear
but i won’t give a chance to awaken hints of fear
i won’t wait myself to wilt inside a tough cocoon
sand dune is the place for a head-on collision

hear me, oh lovely moon of the peaceful night
among the races, spread your bright light far and wide
i can see you up there, it’s also seen by black and white
this is our earth, you’re our moon, we don’t have to fight

land, water and air are here we all own
leaders of countries, lead for peace, make it known
share what you have for all humanities to survive
like the busy bees living and sharing a beehive


“I Finished it”

by : Bacardi Gold

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I was not hungry
I just liked to warm my mouth
with noodles in a cup, instantly

I also made a cup of tea
hot, hot, hot
an after dinner tea

The clock dispersed its own time
1:15 am, tick-tack, tick-tack
FM station was in fairish voice

Go to sleep, said my eyes
My mind foiled the order
Sleep, seconded the yawning mouth

Finish what you’re doing
WordPress tapped my back
It’s a sin to leave the laptop open

So, here it is, my forced labor
A product of backpain and arched vertebrae
with re-re-re-symphonized uresis…


Philippine Bamboo

by: Bacardi Gold


They are a group of woody perennial grass which can grow up to 91 – 122 centimeters/day ( 3.8 – 5.0 centimeters /hour ) and are divided into two species, namely; a) CLUMPERS – they have short roots that grow close together in a circular pattern at a very slow rate. b) RUNNERS – they have roots called rhizomes. They can “run” underground that spread far and wide and produce shoots several meters away from the parent plant.

Bamboo belongs to the largest  Bambuseae  of the grass family of Poaceae. There are gigantic types of bamboo that grow almost treelike, while dwarf varieties can be small enough to grow in pots.

image: Good News Pilipinas

These varieties of bamboo are popular non-timber forest products and a viable substitute for wood. Young bamboo are consumed as foods (bamboo shoots), while adults are used in furniture-making, basket weaving, and other handicrafts. Their shavings and other wastes are made into briquettes, parquets, slots, and other uses in house building.

As the country needs grow, uses of bamboo are being studied, subsidized, developed and marketed. Its status has been upgraded as a high value crop, and it follows that its production has to be prioritized in order to gain investments and create more jobs.


Bambusa Blumenea – Kawayan tinik – also known as spiny bamboo or thorny bamboo, is a specie of bamboo growing in Tropical Asia..
Bambusa Spinosa – Bayog – is the most commonly used species of bamboo in the Philippines. • Used in the building of bamboo houses, furniture and household utensils. • Leaf juice is used in aromatherapy.
Bambusa Vulgaris – Kawayan kiling – binomial name of the common bamboo
Dendrocalamus Asper – Giant bamboo – rough bamboo – timber bamboo used as building material for heavy construction. Shoots are used for foods.


Several names have been tagged in this noisemaker machine. Traditionally, it is known as Lantaka (native naval cannons). Bumbong – bamboo tube. Kanyong Kawayan – bamboo cannon.

Filipinos should take credit for this bamboo cannons because they have been using this for several decades. The inventor/s are not known but its use as the maker of the booom noise for the New Year’s eve is regarded as a safe alternative to firecrackers. Its popularity are widespread together with its firing mechanism. Although it is safe to operate, it claimed its first victim as a one year old child died of smoke inhalation.

Bamboo cannon
image source: maxres


image source: The Jonas Chronicles – Bamboo Organ, Las Pinas city

The Las Pinas Bamboo Organ is housed in St. Joseph Parish Church Las Pinas city, Philippines. It is a 19th century church organ with unique organ pipes. It was completed after 6 years of work in 1824 by Fr. Diego Cera, the builder of the town’s stone church. It was declared a National Cultural Treasure in 2003. Due to its old age, it was restored in 1975, which consisted of 1,031 pipes, of which, 902 are made of bamboo.

“Since the restoration of the Bamboo Organ in 1975, we have been celebrating the gift this instrument has been to Las Piñas City, giving an identity to the city and to the country, protecting our national organ patrimony which is unique in Asia.

“The present situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic did not change our conviction to continue this annual event, although held in another platform maximizing the use of technology and the ingenuity of social media,” says Leo Renier, executive director of the festival and president of the Bamboo Organ Foundation.


Bamboo Musical Instrument
Bukidnon’s Talaandig Trike
LoudBasstard bamboo sound amplifier
Negros’ Wala Usik bamboo mugs and Coconut bowls
Top Gear Bamboo Electric motorcycles
Bambike Bamboo bicycle

As our time advances, future inventions and discoveries making use of the lowly bamboo need to be tapped and pushed for production to be marketed all over the world.