Fast and Furious 6 (ending prayer)

May 23

Father thank you, for the gathering of friends.
Father we give thanks for all choices we have made, cause that’s what makes us who we are.
Let us forever cherish the loved one we have lost along the way.
Thank you for the little angle, the newest addition to our family.
Thank you for bringing ‘Letty’ home, and most of all…

THANK YOU FOR FAST CARS!

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My Facebook Timeline

Sep 23

It’s just hours when i learned that Facebook has launched some geeky stuff they called “Facebook Timeline”. Well, in a nutshell it’s your facebook profile, photos, activities, etc. tightly knit together in an interface similar to other social networking apps like myspace, multiply, flickr and the likes. Of course, in the native facebook color scheme of gray and blue.

Anyway here’s how my profile looks:

Sexy huh? πŸ™‚

Quoting Charles Darwin:

β€œIt is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”

Ever since i learned of that line few years a go, I don’t just remember – I live it. I ADAPT TO ‘Changes’

Head on to this post if you fancy to try it out too.

PS.

MY shout outs to these 3 amazing birthday celebrants this September:Β  Papa Nick (9/15) Aaron (9/22) and Papa Jun (9/Today)

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One Last Wish

Mar 09

If I knew it would be the last time
that I’d see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I’d hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would videotape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I would spare an extra minute or two
to stop and say “I love you,”
instead of assuming you would know I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Well I’m sure you’ll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there’s always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything right.

There will always be another day
to say “I love you,”
and certainly there’s another chance
to say our “Anything I can do’s?”

But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I’d like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget,
tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike.
And today may be the last chance you get
to hold your loved one tight.

So if you’re waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you’ll surely regret the day
that you didn’t take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss,
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,
whisper in their ear,
tell them how much you love them
and that you’ll always hold them dear.

Take time to say “I’m sorry,”
“please forgive me,” “thank you,” or “it’s okay.”
And if tomorrow never comes,
you’ll have no regrets about today.

written by Norma Cornett Marek in 1989

I stumbled upon this poem circa 2001 and it’s been on my scratchpad since then, personally “faved” it thanks to my eyes who cant hold-on of it’s tears the first time i read it.

It’s not my poem but I’m sharing it to remind us that in this very worldly place we’re living in right now, the person beside you might be the last person you’ll see, forever.

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Cambodia Water Festival 2010 Stampede

Nov 23

Help me expand the list.

These are bits and pieces, news, photos, etc. that has to do with the tragic last day of Cambodia’s Water Festival 2010. At least 100+ people died in a stampede on a bridge connecting Phnom Penh to a small land called “Diamond Island” (Koh Pich) This happened on the eve of November 22, 2010

Stampede at Cambodian Water Festival

(Heng Sinith/The Associated Press)

http://www.facebook.com/sorrow.cambodian (Viewers’ discretion is advised)

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/11/22/more-than-100-killed-in-cambodia-festival-stampede/

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2010112244892/National-news/hundreds-die-in-tragic-end-to-water-festival.html

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/world/view/20101123-304738/Stampede-at-Cambodia-festival-kills-105police

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40318112/ns/world_news-asiapacific/

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/11/20101122173535927986.html

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=12214063

http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/Map-Cambodia-locating-Phnom-Penh-least-84-people-died-stampede/photo//101122/photos_wl_pc_afp/340d58a5f11f316ee99aea605bf57b72//s:/afp/20101122/wl_asia_afp/cambodiafestivalaccident

http://www.dawn.com/2010/11/22/cambodia-stampede-leaves-25-dead.html

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Cambodia-Stampede-Kills-84-People-In-Phnom-Penh-During-End-Of-Water-Festival-Celebrations/Article/201011415822127?lpos=World_News_Top_Stories_Header_2&lid=ARTICLE_15822127_Cambodia_Stampede_Kills_84_People_In_Phnom_Penh_During_End_Of_Water_Festival_Celebrations

Disclaimer: It has been my habit, we’ll, to be honest, before facebook, that I take part on some ‘unfortunate incident’ even without me physically being involved like hands-on reaching out to those in needs. I aint superman, can’t fly to a city, or a place, etc… I try to reach out via blogging. (and now, facebooking for most i guess.) I believe forwarding or letting my “network” of people know is enough. Again, let’s keep everybody posted…

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A thank you note on my birthday

May 17

For all those people who flooded my ‘wall’ with priceless greetings and wonderful wishes: To my family, friends, relatives, colleagues, people i havent met in the flesh; Thank you very much.

To everyone who took a time out from your otherwise busy Saturday to sing, dine and drink on my birthday. Thank you very much.

And to my one and only Joyce for being the best partner a man could have. She who took a time out from playing Ran (during a x4 & x3 BTG! hehe) and decided to wake up early, hit the market, and cook instead… +9 to you mommy! You deserve a treat!

I don’t think of it as being another year older. I think of it as another year of having special people around me… be it online and IRL…

Again, Thank You! Salamat! Shukran!, Merci, Cam On, Okun Charan!!!

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Hershey aka Nica turns 18

Mar 03

A very short and sweet message to my lovely sister — who just turned 18! (my local time) or turning 18 in a few hours (her whatever time in Ca., USA)

Seems like yesterday when we’re was just taking snaps of you on your baby walker — HALF SLEEPING with your milk on your hand and you’re so pissed – crying whenever me or your kuya nico takes it… ; seems like yesterday when me and nico were playing tetris and you went crying out loud because you fell off your crib – head first…; seems like yesterday when i was the a vainest kuya that existed (i think) that washes your ass with a latex gloves because your sh*t looks and smell like sh*t!Β  (and now, you’re the one doing it to aiken — without the gloves! how marvelous!)

then you grew up older and winning that Gorilla Witch award… then became a dancer that could have been a threat to the ASF or Sexbomb with your Vengaboys’ Venga Bus moves on your camouflage outfit (this could be a sign! ) … then you go to school with sir nick’s uber awesome bike… then on summer, I remember picking you up on your ballet class– either on foot with that umbrella from RCBC or on wheels, again with sir nicks uber awesome bike…

then you went to high school… literally untouchable because of our super-stage-mom-and-dads backed by the entire editorial staff of Cavite Expose.

then you became an instant ‘bunso’ of the awesomest group once existed on-and-off line;Β  then you went to college… following me and your kuya nico’s footstep… (then you stopped. TOO EARLY. you had no chance of doing more of what me and nico do best —- CUT CLASSES and play Counter Strike man the shop while programming VB6 or C++ instead) but you did aΒ  great job making more waves with the organization on your first year… it could have been tsunami if you stayed…

Then you left for LA., thanks to facebook we’re still connected and interestingly more updated! and now… You’re 18! haha… still a long way baecs… chie… nica… hershey πŸ™‚

As i always write on birthday doodle frames — ‘as God add years to your life, ask him to add life to your years’ πŸ™‚

Happy Birthday Hershey!

Kuya Pong and everyone else here with me loves and misses you… take care always and we’re always here supporting you on whatever endeavor you’ll be going through…

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