Hello Kitty is not a Cat By Joel F

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Walking in Honolulu, I saw this cute small car that has Hello Kitty prints all over it. Just like anything that reminds me of my childhood days, I didn’t let the moment pass without capturing it through my lens as fast as the memories start flashing again.

I grew up loving San Rio’s Hello Kitty. I remember playing around with my neighbours with this cute little cat stuff.

One sunny morning my boy playmate invited me to his house so we can play around with his new car matchboxes, racing cars in a small make believe paperboard race tracks and to his disappointment I would spend more time with his sisters, not because he is not a fair playmate but simply for the reason I enjoyed tinkering his sisters’ hello kitty pencil cases and stuffed dolls.

I used to think that Hello Kitty is a cat, who wouldn’t? Her name is Kitty, she has whiskers, and she looks like a cat until our neighbour’s guest told us that Hello Kitty is a girl.

What?! All of us refused to believe her until she told us she’ll be back …and yes she did, this time bringing a japanese book, with japanese words printed all over the graphic book.

She said Hello Kitty is not a cat. She is a girl and gave us a ton of reasonings why she can’t be a cat. To our disbelief, we never talk to her since (for a week I think).  We never even bothered to play with her again until she brought her older sister and their new huge hello kitty dolls all dressed in pink ribbons.

We all forgive her easily because we can’t help not to touch those cute little ribbons on Kitty’s hair. That’s the good thing being a child, we got hurt easily but we forgive quickly. 🙂

Suffice it to say, she’s right all along. Hello Kitty is not a cat, although we prefer believing she is, just like we believe that Santa Claus lives in the north pole or somewhere in the neverland. Oh, the sweet joys of childhood memories.

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The Red Wine

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While you dance to the music
and was swayed by its acoustics

Do you dance to its beat
or fooled by the heat?

When you drink that tempting red wine,
do you drink all its mix

you think that the kicks
are worth all the tricks?

So you wiggle ’til tomorrow
Masquerading your sorrows

The cut that is benign
Ignoring all the signs

but a healthy heart needs a red wine
a love that makes you young

It hits you with a bang
while you were cheered by the gang

but when the party is over
and you deal with hang over

Do you see a helping hand
from those who beat the drums?

As they roll the dice
while you ‘holler and try

that ledge and made it your table
while they watch the cookie crumbles.

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The Broken Mirror

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Sometimes the person you’d take a  bullet  for ends up being the one behind the gun.


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Hand in Hand

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A child to make you stay, a hand that makes you hang on.  A lover who holds you long.  Friends and Family who treasures you all along. Whoever, whatever it is , truly it will never be a long walk if someone is holding your hand.

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The Blue Sky and Your Smoky Eyes

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You are walking
on a sunny day
Smiling while
you sway your way

They asked you
where you’re heading
Told them you’ll meet
someone who is arriving.

A loud thunder
speaks from the clouds
I wonder
what it’s all about.

I look up
and told myself,
No, it won’t rain,
the sky is bright and gay.

We crossed our path
and say hello
you said come with me,
let’s meet him today.

Surprised to see you
and that jolly face.
Love must be the culprit
for that sunny face.

You speak to me
about our funny past,
the friendship
and the wishes we all had.

I hold your hand
and want to say
something I knew
would make you cry

But I can’t do it
when I see the sky
The sky is bright,
don’t want to give you
a smoky eye.

But lies can’t fake
a deadly truth.
We saw him both
and know the truth.

He came home,
but not for you.
A lady and a child
had opened your eyes.

Screaming pain
I can see it now.
But that is better
than the truth
be disallowed.

We walked away
and this time I see,
the blue sky
and your smoky eyes.


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