Friday, February 6, 2015

Linguistic Approach in Life

      He is bestowed with at least nine varied languages. He is a humble father of one and a devout husband of a modest and beautiful Victoria. He is one of those living pilgrims who stands firmly in his life’s principle “less for self, more for others and enough for all.” In this huge spherical Earth, this marvelous creature who has dealt with life’s precious opportunities and challenges is, in certain phrase, an excellent yet down-to-earth wonder of languages.

         A native of Isabella, Negros Occidental, Generoso Opulencia, 71, is a son of an amateur boxer. His brave father died when he was still three. Two years after the death of his father, his mother remarried and from then on, he lived with his grandparents. He lived obediently and pursued his elementary education. He transferred residence in South Cotabato and enrolled at Notre Dame of Marbell (Boys Department) for his secondary studies. When he graduated from high school, the Marist Brothers brought him in Our Lady of the Trappist Monastery in Japan. He was molded by religious persons in Japan for four years and had burned the bridged to go to Sacramento, California to finish college while supporting himself in his studies. He obtained a degree in teaching foreign languages like Japanese, Russian and other languages. He worked in Bacolod for three productive years. He got a PhD in teaching literature in Siliman University. After many years of studying and working, Generoso went back to South Cotabato and met Victoria whom he gave his vow and promise for a lifetime unity. The couple has been blessed with a son named Peter Michael after three years. Currently, Peter is now managing a large oil company in Cebu.

        There is no other fruitful outcome of becoming a lowly human but a tree of bountiful blessings from Above. The linguist Mr. Generoso truly serves as a wealthy model of humility.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

I’m Turning 18

I am living in wonder these past months.
There were twelve thousand reasons to rejoice,
But fourteen thousand liters for the lachrymals’,
A million brains I needed all in all.

I departed for remarkable joy.
The experience which no one could destroy
Left the spirit in glee,
Unknowing of the future’s worry.

And oh! The grave pain came in
Like ballast of being insane.
How could I take her lusty sin
When I saw her in perfect frame?

How could I picture the scene
When I highly appreciated her bannered name?
That blew a fire,
Converted blames into peaceful destruction.

And weeping rushed
From my sleepless eyes of innocence.
How could I continue my aim
When visions were already broken?

It lasted months of enduring
Until time helped me
Not in chasing pain but of reminding

That I’m turning 18.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

My Invisible Caress

Miles apart we’re together;

Mountains and seas insisted the severing.

Yet hearts and minds were wiser,

So we kept in communicating.

You came to me just as nothing

Until you became a wonder.

Maybe, you’re practicing what I love;

I want to become your Math challenger.

And you touched me invisibly and dearly;

You made me smile, then laugh, then cry.

I tried to escape from it freely

But found myself guilty.

I pondered to reach the reason’s zenith.

And realized it is part of what we call life.

I’ve known and met so many

But I want to live with you infinitely.

Never have I met you

But I yearn to hold and walk with you

Through ups and downs, through thick and thin.

Yet, all just belong to impossibility.

Life’s a circle of uncertainty.

No place has I to you.

It left me in great sorrow;

Living death pressing me down below.

Albeit all these,

I want you to hear my echo:

“Thank you Lord God

For sending such a kind of inspiration.”

Truly, you’re indispensable to me, my baby.

But I should get out of this ephemeral feeling

‘Coz I know, to you, I’m not breathing…

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for everything...