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Twas in Hobbiton that I visited some days ago
A place where big folks hardly go
It is at the center of the Shire
A place one would readily admire

Yet when I arrived, no Hobbit greeted me
So I knocked on the door eagerly
Still I saw no one or heard not a sound
Not a peep from under or over ground

On an adventure it seems, the Hobbits have gone
They might have left before dawn
Perhaps I'll come back another day
And in Hobbiton for a while I might stay

© Maria Michaela

The farm resort where my family and I spent the weekend had a Hobbit house. My mom was excited when she found out and had her photo taken outside. As the Hobbit house is a "room" they rent out, we weren't allowed to go inside for health protocol reasons. Still, we were excited to have our photos taken from the outside. It felt like we were in Middle Earth for a while.

It seems I found two Hobbits after all 😂.
My mom is the one on the right and on the left is my brother's mother-in-law.
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Up On The Mountains (With Nature)

The mountains with its mist hides its ethereal beauty

Away from the hustle and bustle of the city

It offers peace and tranquility

Breathe in the crisp, cool, clean air

With the smell of rain as a lovely pair

At this moment, this is all I care

© Maria Michaela

Went on a quick getaway with my family yesterday to celebrate the birthday of my nephew who turned 8. It’s a triple celebration since we also celebrated my younger brother’s birthday today and my older brother’s birthday this coming 30th. We all had a great time.

Here’s a photo of the view we enjoyed.

Mountains of Cebu
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Coffee is Forever

How many coffee poetries does it take

before my nerves shake?

How many cups will I chug down

before ultimately breaking down?

The answer is, never

because coffee is forever

© Maria Michaela

Yes, I’m a coffee lover. Don’t worry, my nerves don’t shake and I drink a moderate amount of it. Do you like coffee? Maybe you prefer tea? I drink matcha sometimes.

Cheers to the weekend! Let’s drink coffee ☕

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Busy Baking

Image from Ana Hard

She was home all alone
And had the time for her own
At first, she wasn’t sure what to do
Then she started making fondue
Next thing she knew, she was baking
Which was long time in the making
She baked loads of desserts, even baked a cake
She was full of energy, she didn’t take a break
She had the time for her own
She enjoyed being home alone

© Maria Michaela

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Graduates of twenty twenty-two
Many congratulations to you
The road to graduation was not easy
Some of the challenges made you quesy
But you persisted, now here you are
You have done well, you’ve come so far
Cheers to working tirelessly
Now go to the world courageously

Hold your head up and stand tall
Once again, congratulations to you all

© Maria Michaela

My younger brother graduated today. Not only that, he graduated with honours too (Cum Laude). My parents are happy that all their children have now finished school.

My younger brother
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Lolo turns eighty-six today
He is still active in some ways
Though he walks slower than before
And can’t carry heavy things anymore
His mind is still a bit active
And he tells stories like a kid that’s hyperactive
Whenever he remembers the love of his life, he gets a little teary-eyed
It’s been eighteen long years since she died

Eighty-six years on this Earth
Eighty-six years since his birth
We cheers to the years that have been given
Thankful that he is in this world that we live in

© Maria Michaela

Lolo is the Filipino word for grandfather or grandpa.

My lolo 🥰
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The Haunted Tree

No one knows who planted it

Perhaps, it sprouted all on its own

Perhaps by witchcraft it came to be

All that anyone is sure of is

the tree is haunted

© Maria Michaela

My family and I went on a trip down south of our island. I was at the back of our MUV and we were on a stoplight when I saw this tree. It reminded me of those trees from fairytales that was meant to scare kids. I changed it to black and white for a scarier effect. Below is the unedited photo.