Dear Mr. Storyteller

November 18, 2014

Dear Mr. Storyteller,

It’s been three years since the last time I heard about your stories but I can still remember bits of them. Your own way of speaking your wild mind was just so genuine that sometimes we, your listeners, were fooled of your made-up plots. You’d always just leave a smirk on your face signaling your success on tricking us again.  But you were charming not to be loved and by this you became an entertainment legend to everyone.

 I also admire your memory about many things of the past and your overflowing generosity to share your knowledge with us. You’re like a walking newspaper, an Encyclopedia, a radio announcer, sportscaster, a TV host and a comic strip to me.

You’re so full of wisdom and humor but never rude, though you were scary when you’re mad... really.

Your daughter became a storyteller as well… and forever will be. I am grateful to God for giving me this talent of yours. Storytelling was our favorite pastime together and you usually put me on your lap when I was little. At this very moment, I recall your laugh and my giggles, your grin and my frowning face, your bright eyes and mine.

I miss you Mr. Storyteller.

It was just last night when I realized where my passion for storytelling came from. As usual, I love to discuss my thoughts about current events, folklore, history, faith and many more things to people. I always find myself excited to share what I've just learned from random sources. I even competed with others back at school, remember?

Three years had gone but your stories live on. Some people see you in me – a storyteller.

I believe you’re having more enjoyable things to do and stories to tell there with our Lord. All your questions about life would be answered and sickness does not bother you anymore. You can also now sing your heart out to bring praise and worship unto the King of kings. 

Someday, we’ll share our stories together again. I’m excited to hear your new adventures. But for now, I will continue walk on earth and share the greatest story of all, how our Savior Jesus redeemed us all and His promise to give us eternal life to be with Him forever.

I love you Mister.


The Curly Storyteller

my Tatay - the Storyteller

Simpleng Kabataan

Sa kahoy na dingding aking sinulat at ginuhit
Larawan ng mga pangarap na nais makamit;
Tanaw ko ang tumatakbong ulap sa kalangitan,
Nagdadala ng kapayapaan sa aking kalooban.

Taho ni Mang Bobby, sorbetes ni Mang Isko 
Sigaw at kalembang nila'y alam na alam ko;
Pompoms, Batibot at larong Pinoy labis na kinagiliwan
Ang bawat araw ay puno ng mga ngiti at tawanan.

Sa kainitan ng araw ay umaakyat ng puno, walang patid ang habulan 
Asaran, taguan, awitan kasama ng mga kaibigan;
Ngayo'y mga karanasang nakaukit na sa aking alaala
Kayamanan ng simpleng kabataan bitbit ko na sa pagtanda.

Ang tulang ito ay kalahok sa Saranggola Blog Awards 2014.

 "Paliparin ang isip, abutin ang langit; bigkisin ang mga salita’t pakawalan sa hangin  gaya ng Saranggola!”


BETTER FINDS: Blythe Dolls

Found this pretty doll called Blythe through Pinterest. These dolls are just so adorable! Hope to know where to find them here in Manila. 

photo source: (above) doll1, doll2, doll3, (bottom) doll4, doll5, doll6
Blythe is very popular from her high fashion sense, which makes her become a presenter or model for many magazines or advertising. Women from all around the world love Blythe because Blythe fashion always reflects the fashion trend at the moment. There are 3 types of Blythe doll Neo, Petite, and Middie. Neo Blythe is 28.5cm tall, Petite Blythe is 11cm tall and Middie Blythe is 20cm tall. 

curly Blythe | photo source: (left) doll17, (right) doll8, doll9

Orignally manufactured by Kenner in 1972, the original Blythe (now known as “vintage”) was produced for only one year and then was retired because of poor sales.

30 years later, in 1999, Junko Wong, President and CEO of CWC saw Blythe snapshots at the CWC New York office opening party. She fell in love with Blythe and knew she would be an instant sensation in Japan. Then, in late 2000, Blythe made her comeback in Japan when CWC produced a charming TV commercial for Parco department store starring Blythe. After the TV spotlight she became an overnight sensation in Japan and Asia. Thus Neo Blythe was reborn, no longer as a child’s toy but as a fashion doll appealing to adult doll collectors.

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When you pull the string at the back of her head, her eye colors and eye direction will change and this changes her face expression totally. When her eye color and direction change, she looks almost like a different doll. 

Read more about Blythe's history via

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There's even a guide book in Japanese about this super fashionable doll, perfect for collector:  Blythe Collection Guide Book (3,150 JPY, published by CWC Books and sold by Graphic-Sha Ltd.) released in January 2012. 

You may also follow my board of dolls and toys at Pinterest.
Follow Madz Madaje's board Dolls and Toys on Pinterest.

See ya!

[POSTPONED] Living in the Wonder, Tommy Walker Live in Manila Concert

BAMA Events Production just announced the postponement of Tommy Walker's benefit concert, "Living in the Wonder", which was first scheduled on November 11, 2014 at SM MOA Arena.

This is sad news but the event will be rescheduled to a better date and hopefully on a weekend night next year. Checkout the full announcement via the event's official FB page (click here).

While we wait for the event to happen, we can listen to Tommy Walker's music online. Well here's his latest upload, "I Love the Lord" lyric video at Youtube. I believe this is inspired by Psalm 116:1 "I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; He heard my cry for mercy. Because He turned his ear to me, I will call on Him as long as I live".


A blessed weekend everyone!

More about Living in the Wonder, Tommy Walker Live in Manila Concert

Wow! It’s already November and before I get overexcited for Christmas season, let me count the days before the upcoming Worship Concert with Tommy Walker, Live in Manila “Living in the Wonder.” Only 9 days left!!!

Isn't it wonderful to know there'll be more Christian worship bands to guest on November 11, 2014 (Tuesday) at SM MOA Arena, 7PM and hey, there’ll be conferences beforehand.

Along with Gloryfall, Musikatha and Rename Band which I already introduced on my previous blog post (link here)Gospel Collective will be there to offer song of praises with us to our King of kings and Lord of lords, Jesus Christ since this is also their main goal. 

Did you know that this is not just a band but a group of Christian musicians from different denominations and churches who come united as one before the Audience of One? Now that’s kind of redundant, hehe! Of course, they’ll have some differences in denominational doctrine, church culture and preferences, Gospel Collective knows that all believers and followers of Jesus Christ can and should come together to worship at the foot of the Cross of Christ, without the need for church colors and denominational distinctive. Their sound is a combination of Gospel, Jazz, Rock and almost everything in between… collective talaga! so if you’re not familiar with them and how this fresh mix would sound, go and hear their songs through and listen to them live at the Living in the Wonder Concert. Like their FB page here.

Gospel Collective covering Israel Houghton's Saved by Grace song.
video source: Magoo del Mundo at Youtube

And to complete the list of amazing guests for Living in the Wonder benefit concert, Victory Worship is also joining the Pinoy pride with their new set of songs. Just September this 2014, this group of passionate worshipers from Victory Church launched their first live worship album called "Radical Love". I watched them live at the Saved Festival 2014 and I was really blessed for their music – blazing with anointing and power especially Cathy Go (check my post about them here).

The whole team is committed to making music that honors God and makes disciples, passionate about creating songs that inspire people to know and follow God. By the way, their album is also available for purchase on iTunes and their songs can be listened via SoundcloudLike Victory Worship at Facebook.

Video of Radical Love 
video source: Victory Worship via Youtube

Just make an improvement

Go, get your freedom my dear friend 
Or should I say, I am going now and I am getting my freedom back  
You must know that your selfishness is too much to take 
Giving words that encourage are not effective anymore 
Your tongue hurts us so much you won't care at all 
But then here we are catching you again and again 
Sad but true - you are a nightmare sometimes 
Misery and darkness inside of you affect us somehow 
Our friendship chain has been a little rusty ever since 
But I hope in the future, you'll have a change of heart 
Please don't wait for the day - everyone on your list will be gone 
You don't need to be perfect, just make an improvement 

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Inspired by a post from, "A Painful Jump", about a person who writes a letter to a friend who keeps on jumping off that awful bridge again and again... but this time, the writer grows tired and decides not to catch her/him next time. I can relate so much for I have someone as toxic as in the said post. I won't give more details for I already wrote my feelings above.

Once in my life, I also became this person. I was not even aware of my own gloominess until the day a friend had rebuked me. I was really thankful for that confrontation but of course, her words hurt me at first. But when I was doing a self-check - I realized that she's right and I had to do something to improve myself and outlook in my circumstances. It was not easy but worth it. 

Be the person you'd like to meet and cherish forever. 
Nobody wants to keep a toxic treasure so let's all try to be better.