I am from pompoms and buntings

Hello everyone! Welcome to my blog’s new home. I’m so happy to finally finally write my maiden post after several months of hiatus. I’d like to start off my new blogging journey with a Legacy Poem that I learned from Toni of Wifely Steps. The poem’s universal title is Where I’m From and you can find it from Fragments from Floyd. I enjoyed making this poem so much as it’s a good exercise for writing and also cherishing memories.



Where I’m From

I am from pompoms and buntings and frostings.  From Avent, Next9, SaYa and Mommy Treats.

I am from the fourth floor shoebox unit and sometimes, in the mornings, cheerful birdsongs wake me up and I peek through the glass window, and I say hello to the world.

I am from the homemade birthday cakes and elephant sugar cookies.


I am from the pretty pink carnations, bright and sunshiny yellow gerbera daisies and dew drops, the cherry blossoms, fire trees and rainbows.


All images except 7 months pregnant me with the fire tree belong to Getty Images

I am from lounging on Sundays over Banana Pancakes, Better Together and How I Met Your Mother, and chasing bubbles, from Lyndon and Lyndel.

I am from the Sinulog family reunions and chilly star gazing on summer nights.

From reciting poems from my Dad’s poem list tucked in his wallet  and dancing to the beat of my Tatay’s (Lolo) rice mill and my Dad’s Petromax on brownouts.

I am from the whiff of french fries from Twinkies every Sunday after mass in Xavier, the scent of burning ashes and candles during High Mass and dawn rosaries, the Holy Week vigils in Hilongos with my Tatay and Lola.

I’m from Madonna & Child hospital, heavenly decadent chocolate cakes and kare-kare.

From the piano lessons, jazzy mornings and baking apple pies with my Mom, the Fra Lippo Lippi Sunday mornings, piggy-back rides and afternoon visits to the town port with my Dad.

I am from the photos on the piano top, late night stroll at the park with cousins on summer vacations, polvoron lessons with our Mama Nene, ice candy from Lola Caring’s store around the corner, sleeping on the veranda on summer nights.

I am from the cheerful box of treasured memories that embraces me with warmth and love, and when I get sad and lonely, I just open that box and all is well again.

That pretty much sums up my life so far. 🙂  How about you? What’s your story? Make your own legacy poem too! You can find the guide here.

Much love,




  1. I loooooooved your version of the poem, Chrissy! Parang I know you better now.
    See you soon! We still have to have that tea-time discussion that we were texting about! Mwah!

  2. Yayy welcome back! (Lol. At ano naman daw ang K ko na magwelcome ng mga bumalik from hiatus when I’ve been on sporadic hiatus too!)

    Chika soon, Chrissy!

    P.S. I have to ask–where did you buy that blue picture frame in one of the pics?! I looove it.

    • Chrissy Caballero says:

      Hi Rhiz!!! Thanks hehe 🙂 I got the frame from rob galleria dept store! When I saw it last month, di ko na pinakawalan hahaha

  3. Oh my gosh I wanna make a legacy poem too! Lol na-inggit! 🙂 Congrats Chrissy on this maiden post! Hugs!!! Soooo proud of you! Excited to read your next posts. 🙂

    • Chrissy Caballero says:

      Thanks Patty! 🙂 I think I already found out when and where my blogging zone is! I hope tuloy tuloy na 🙂

  4. hi! 🙂 asa ka dapit sa hilongos? 🙂

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