Close to Happiness, Away from Ordeal

Sunday, October 20, 2013
There is something bizarre now I feel
Which may be vague but could be real
My attention you did nothing but steal
You knocked a heart that’s yet to heal

Is this real, fantasy, fiction or just plain magic
Because all the while my love has gone tragic
Looking for ways to try and understand its logic
Paranoid, I can’t seem to get anything but static

Like a quake you make my world shake
My loneliness apparently away you take
To happiness it is you constantly make
You spare my heart from a dragging ache

Afraid that this feels too good to be true
Overthinking about it makes me feel blue
Can you help me out and give me a clue
Hoping what I feel is what you feel too

Oh tell me why this heart of mine beats so fast
Is it your irresistible charm or just a spell you cast
Wishful, this could lead to any better than my past
Praying you’d be my 2013’s first and my life’s last




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I Am Loneliness

Monday, July 29, 2013
Here I am again
Playing flashback to those sweet mem’ries back then
Yearning to cheer up but the question is when
Pondering where I could possibly begin

Cliché as it may sound
I do not know where I’m bound
Hoping someday happiness will just be ‘round
Wondering where love could be found

I had not just one chance
But all I have left is my past to glance
Getting numb out of pain only to end up still in a trance
Feeling blue now that I haven’t got a chance

The hardest part is how to forget
When I live a life of regret
Wishing an escape from a reality full of fret
Praying someday I’ll be out of the silhouette

Oh, tell me what’s wrong
Could it be me or just that fancy love song?
I can’t be captive of this emotion for so long
My agony please do not prolong ‘coz it’s been you all along



Author's note: Here's to the almost-impossible. This is shot at bringing back the words that, to some, are "ant-magnets." It may have been impossible to utter these words right in front of the person involved but, thankfully, One Big Turn© is here to bear witness to what is there to be expressed.

Oftentimes, deceiving as can be, the smile you see is part of the mask opted to be worn... for it is the room, the comfort zone, the crying shelter that sees the real face; the sad and miserable one masterfully concealed.

Although a bit on the exaggerated side, some words/stanzas are not to be misinterpreted and are deliberately constructed only for art's sake. This piece has been carefully drafted to contrast the thought that life doesn't necessarily have to end even after a loss of someone whom you've associated "forever" with.

Unlike fairy tales, life does give you a taste of tragic endings which forms part of your "destiny." There's nothing much to look into what they regard destiny to be because life really is what you make of it; you pave way to the path you are to take.

Magic University - July 13, 2013

Saturday, July 13, 2013
Due to undying public request, Magic University Episodes from 2 to 5 in the afternoon will be made available for replay online. We have addressed issues of incompatibility across platforms and devices pertaining to the audio player embedded on the site.


This episode highlights the dreadful backstabs from our unforgiving listeners with a high regard to Melissa's close encounter with the UFOs. Find out more as you play that file up there. Help us count how many epic fail moments we've done on the episode that must have ruined everyone's afternoon.;)

The Magic University show with Jayvee and Melissa airs every Saturday from 2 to 5 in the afternoon over the frequency 95.1 MHz in the City of Gentle people, Dumaguete.

Magic University - July 06, 2013

Saturday, July 6, 2013
Due to undying public request, Magic University Episodes from 2 to 5 in the afternoon will be made available for replay online. We have addressed issues of incompatibility across platforms and devices pertaining to the audio player embedded on the site.


This episode highlights the dreadful backstabs from our unforgiving listeners with a high regard to Melissa's "secrete" admirer. Help us count how many epic fail moments we've done on the episode that must have ruined everyone's afternoon.;)

The Magic University show with Jayvee and Melissa airs every Saturday from 2 to 5 in the afternoon over the frequency 95.1 MHz in the City of Gentle people, Dumaguete.

Politics - What's Going Down the Chute

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
So it has been considerably a while since the National Elections transpired and I reckon the timing's just right to verbalize my assessment out of it. Being a resident of this Philippines for over 24 years now, I am admitted to leaning on the passive side when Elections become at large. Passive in a sense that I might have been casting my votes for the previous elections but I couldn't have cared less each time. The 2013 elections on the 13th of May served as my first in-depth exposure to the aforementioned movement partly because it was called for by my profession as a member of the local media. As such, I had a considerably profound scope of the relevant incidences, at least, in my province (Negros Oriental).

Be cautioned, however, that this article may be geared toward a deleterious take on Philippine politics. Anyone with high hopes or regard for the Government may not give agreement on ideas yet to be presented. Nevertheless, I rely solely on the right to freedom of speech practiced in the country regardless of possible consequences or aftermath.

On PCOS and the Commission on Elections (COMELEC)
To me, and perhaps the majority, the decision to continue the patronage of Smartmatic's PCOS machines as means of polling was not the worst move for COMELEC albeit not the best at that. Given that the recent polling was not the first instance at which PCOS machines were utilized to tally votes casted, high hopes for a smooth, reliable and fast transmission of results was envisaged by the public. Taking into account the expenses allocated from storage of the machines, which by the way cost approximately P6.4 million per month, to about 1.8 billion Pesos initially billed to the agency by Smartmatic, it is about fair for people to expect a good upshot out of the money that could have made a huge difference in uplifting the quality of life for the marginalized populace.

The result was nothing short of disappointing not to mention the number of machines that were reported to have malfunctioned along with the sub-par transmission rate of results. Those were only a few in the list of the remarkably epic-fail polling moments. Other issues came in rather minor yet made it to the hall-of-fame such as missing voter names, discrepancies in listing and the like. So, is it really more fun in the Philippines during elections? You be the judge.

The Business Behind the "Business"
Regardless of region, ethnicity or language the issue of vote-buying will always surface despite heaps of effort exerted to suppress it. It seems to me that putting a president who stood up (and probably still is) strong against corruption with a promise of paving a path to the right direction is not an all-out solution to cure the advanced stage of sickness known to be rampant, but not exclusive, in politics called "corruption."

I live in a province that I used perceive as subtle in terms of politics. I affiliate "subtle" with the degree at which vote-buying is not "terminal" or to simply put, helpless. Talks about such subject matter is rather sensitive and difficult to support with facts which is why it may turn out unjustifiable at the end of the day. However, it does not directly imply invalidity as a significant number of people have turned wealthy for a moment on elections day. I'd have to admit that I was never an avid fan of politics in the Philippines, moreso in the local arena. I could even consider myself arguably guilty of turning a blind eye on how the "business" in politics went for the province over the past years but never had I foreseen that it was "business as usual" in this side of the country as well. For a moment, I had undergone denial but eventually had to reach the acceptance stage. Having said those, I find it disheartening to realize that, apparently, no one is an exception in the enterprise, if you know what I mean. At a certain degree, corruption happens to anyone in power given the jurisdiction to appoint, decide and what not. Moreover, for as long as the outcome of a decision becomes favorable to any party, personal or public (or both), corruption can be beautifully concealed in a very neat package. Note: Some level of expertise required.

Frustratingly, these "leaders" are, in effect, leeching wealth effortlessly from the multitude, making a business out of politics and even handing it down to the people next in line - their offspring. That should be reason enough for the average citizens of the Philippines to stop hallucinating about the government getting serious with the Anti-Political Dynasty bill. The question now is, who would want to prohibit a "business" from flourishing?

The driving force behind this piece is the reality-slap that a part of the people's hard-earned cash also known as taxes go down the chute that easy. It pains to see how lavish these crocodiles can get as opposed to how hungry and hopeless the marginalized can be. The problem about politics was never really about the system, nor the budget and not even the ones in office but the people, themselves. They who put the officials in place. It is safe to say that the people define the kind of government they get but sadly, when all else fails, it is the government who gets all the pointing fingers at.

I give due credit to the real leaders who refuse to take the path others are. I admire those who dream of reforming the status quo without having to compromise integrity and credibility for personal gains. Though outnumbered, they are the few who stand out from the pack and are among the people, who, the late Steve Jobs referred to; the minority who are "crazy enough to think they can change the world..." because in reality, they "are the ones who do."

Magic University - June 22, 2013

Sunday, June 23, 2013
Due to undying public request, Magic University Episodes from 2 to 5 in the afternoon will be made available for replay online.


This episode highlights One BIG Reveal that paved way to the rebirth of the better, more controversial and kick-ass Backstab Saturday. The episode also had a soft introduction of Magic's newest Jock, Melissa Young.

The Magic University show with Jayvee and Melissa airs every Saturday from 2 to 5 in the afternoon over the frequency 95.1 MHz in the City of Gentle people, Dumaguete.

Magic University - June 15, 2013

Sunday, June 16, 2013
Due to undying public request, Magic University Episodes from 2 to 5 in the afternoon will be made available for replay.


This episode highlights Facebook's implementation of #Hashtags obviously inspired by Twitter, giving way to the Pop Q for the episode.

The Magic University show with Jayvee airs every Saturday from 2 to 5 in the afternoon over frequency 95.1 MHz in the City of Gentle people, Dumaguete.