Photo of Ria G. Rombaoa

By Buena Laoang

 (This text is inspired by the film, “Pursuit of Happyness”: The Chris Gardner Story)


ow much of it do we want?


portion? A certain degree? oh yes I bet- a hundred percent


  ossibility of finding it? You may, or may not have it.


  robability of having it? You have a great chance of getting it.


   s it really that way- that you have to pursue it?


o sweat, no glory… is it something workable: happiness?


E   nds in your heart, in the innermost of your soul, emanates in your being


S   hould anyone spell it to you, or define it for you?


S   hould you finally take control of your happiness, and live it?


 Oh, another mysterious thing called “happiness”.

About the Author: Buenaflor Laoang-Rosete finished Creative Writing from the University of the Philippines Diliman, and an awardee of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts Philippines in 2001. She is a mother, public servant, teacher. Her Lifenotes tell of a “once-a-wretch-now-fully-blest” life story, inspiring the advocacy of living simply, fragrantly and richly. She is a Filipino and is happy to be one.