Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Photo by Makki, Japan winter 2007
Saturday, September 27, 2008
At first Mitchell wrote her novel secretly, and with strong support from her husband, kept her novel under the bed or under the towels. She hid and kept it from those friends who went to visit her place. She wrote the last chapter first, and skipped around from chapter to chapter. Her husband regularly proofread the manuscripts. When her ankle had healed, most of the book was written, and she lost interest in pursuing her literary efforts. Moving on she then later submitted the manuscript to her boss Latham...then the rest was history.
The novel had been made a legendary classical movie and a novel similar success throughout the United States and around the world. It won for Margaret Mitchell a Pulitzer Prize in 1937. It has sold more copies worldwide. She died after being struck by a speeding taxi in New York in August 1949.
The book ends with Scarlett's proclamation: "After all, tomorrow is another day!"
Friday, September 26, 2008
My son asks me to write a letter for him to be read on their recollection due on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. So I will be missing him for 3 long days. That will be held in Tagaytay. I wanted it sana in print pero ayaw niya. Mas maganda raw kung handwritten...of course but I do write like doctor's prescription. I write cursive but I make sure that he can read it so okey lang. May time kasing kahit ako d ko mabasa ang sulat ko. The letter I wrote awhile ago is very clear and I just say there that I love him and I am proud of him and I want to be a friend not only a mother and encourage him to be more motivated and strive harder so to achieve his dreams. Set a goal and work hard for it. And not to forget His guidance and ask for more blessings. And the most important thing is to trust and love God above anything else. Be more productive, more respectful and be a blessing to all.
I hope he'll enjoy it there and learn more virtues based on the bible. And another thing, I hope he'll enjoy the weather there and the ambience since less noise, less pollution there and it's a good place, serene for contemplating about God's never ending graces and blessings.
I love you... my bunso forever!
PS/ retreat daw hindi recollection...I stand corrected!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Received an email from my Japanese friend Kazue, telling me that Ku-chan died a few days before my birthday...and I felt real sad because when I was in Japan I happened to be one of the lucky audience sitting at the bleacher watching him with his agility diving from under and leaping so fast to touch the ball suspended high on air and I couldn't help but wonder and be awed how he was trained talaga. I wonder now also how he was hauled in that huge aquarium of Nagoya Port after that unpredictable demise. Am sure lots of children and old alike who saw him performed personally like me shared the same feelings toward his plight. (photos by Maki)
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Had hit the sack past 12:36am and I couldn't tell how bad my spine was at that moment my back had touched my bed. Super lanta na talaga ako but it was fun and the joy is still here with me...that's why no matter how I feel today, I have to post this one to say thank you and express my gratitude to those who remember to come and visit me last night inspite of the downpour still they showed up and greeted me on my birthday. Was so touched...really. Thank you talaga making it a memorable one for me.
And for my favorite friend in the blogosphere, Kat who took all effort making me even happier by sending me a gift via Air21...you don't know how special that gift to me is lalo na't galing pa sau...ayun nasa table na...very nice...a frame with my picture and with my children's pict also on the inset. Super na-appreciate ko siya. Grabeee ka talaga Kcat! Thank you thank you! Gumising lang ako para magthank you sa lahat and to Kat specially. And thank you na rin kay Angela na kahit may cold war kami ay still she managed to send a message greeting me also. Salamat din sau. It was great.
I feel still sluggish, groggy and my eyes still is smarting kaya I'll go back to bed for my power nap after posting this.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Dropped by to say thanks and hello na rin to new members of Love Touch, many thanks to all of you guys...I enjoyed that special bonding time...ayoko pa naman umuwi pa dahil everyone has their stories to tell...pero tulog ang lahat kay Faith. They all wished me well and sang Happy Birthday...so sweet...everybody's asking my age...walang ganyanan...walang pakialaman ng edad... eh di nga ba't feeling 30? The group really had fun time laughing and eating pancit sa bilao and bread. We had coffee after...then bumuhos ang malakas na ulan...so I scurried to leave dahil anjan na sundo ko. Fun...it's a real fun time for me dahil nagwish sila for me. Special thanks to Lizel, our instructor/choreo...to Leslie, Babes, Melody, xenxa na yung 8 new members aalamin ko ung name sorry...tao lang...kulang kasi sa pork ang lola nyo, and si Faith na tila megaphone at walang tigil ang kwento...kaaliw.
To Maribel na talagang fridndship ko na, salamat bespren, mwah...mwah...kay Miss E#@*# na ayaw pang magsettle down...kalaro ko ng luksong tinik nung araw na nene pa ako at kilos lalake...kay Rose, Flor, Jocah, Abelle, Katre my love...tampo na dahil d ako reply...mwah, mwah...kay Bunsoy na super busy, kina Cesar, Mandy, Adeh and company...
Sa mga ampon ko, Angel, 2ne and Aaliyah baby, Cher, Chelle, Dada na ang sarap sakalin dahil bonggang kausap, chariing!!!
Kina Regine na group naman ni Arbin and company...
Kay Julie and Ace na lagi kong kasama...
Hay dami ko plang frends...kina Zel and family, kat Inay bumati din via YM...hi-tech eh...ke Makoy nga pala na nasa Singapore dalan ko daw siya ng supagetti...cheee! Joke! Bigyan mo kong visa.
Thanks din kay Rubie and Jose na long time no see. And then maraming mga nagtext na di naka-save and number sa fonbook ko...mataray ang lola...feeling impolite naman kung tanungin ko ng who you...thanks din anyway. Ay kay Julie nga pala...ng Innermost band. Na lagi akong dnedare sumampa...ayoko nga...dame! Jamming daw kame. Ok sige, may sinicpra ako...Bleeding Love at Tattoo...oks na ba yun? Gusto mo samahan pa natin ng Hot Stuff...lol...the nerve! She can't make it today dahil 9th death anniv ng kanyang papa, so text text na lang kami. Raining cats and dogs pa...sigh...pero d bale sign ng blessing yang rain di ba? Kaya nga may sundance tayo eh...para lang umulan. So enjoy na lang kahit papaano. Chill!!!
It feels great...daming bumati as early as 5am and still is...got a little headache kasi aga kong gumising but I can't still go back to sleep kahit nap man lang dahil phone keeps on ringing and everybody's texting and sending birthday messages. Nice feeling pag maraming nagmamahal. Got a parcel via Air21...woohoo...from my friendship, Kcat...sus, nag-abala pa...but honestly I am touched again...grabe talaga itong batang ito...d ko masurpass ang pagging bubbly and thoughtful and everything. I love you Kat! From the bottom of my heart...thanks talaga at nag-effort ka pa. Me utang akong dalaw sayo...promis.
Hay naku grabe...I need to go to my Jazz peers at the studio. Nagkakagulo sila. Will be right back...
Went to hear early morning mass at my favorite sanctuary...wearing read...of course...gosh tiniis ko kasi feeling intsik ako ngayon inviting luck...then visited the Adoration Chapel to say my rosary intently and to thank God for my birthday. I bought myself red anturiums with baby's breath...sigh...parang yung common joke namin ni Charing...pag walang boyfriend kasi...itetext mo daw yung sarili mo...hello, me...kumusta me...kumain na ba me...lol.
Eh since I love flowers so much, ayun I bought for my self na lang. I love tulips!
Sarap pag birthday kasi everybody seems to remember you and greet you. Bakit pag oldies na wala ng baloons? I don't even remember having one with baloons. :) Simple lang kasi kinamulatan kong environment...basta may pancit okey na yun. Still I love my life and wouldn't trade mine for anyone's. This is me...and I am me...I feel lucky and blest!
Monday, September 22, 2008
I went to visit a friend kanina who were so surprised when she saw me. It's like 10 months since we were together at Trinoma yata yon or Glorietta 2 when I bought my Havaianas that time na kasama ko siya. A few weeks before I left for Japan. Naku feeling elated yata ako when she exclaimed "nok...ang payat mo na!" but then I wonder, should I be proud of it or baka naman kailangan ko ng ma-rattle niyan dahil baka I look so sickly na...touch wood! We went to nearby SM Mall...had wanton soup na kulang sa init...I want something na talagang fresh boiled...I just noticed it when we're done eating na...got siopao special...syempre bola-bola. Yun super talagang over yummy...favorite ko yun eh...kahit sa Japan talagang naghahanap akong siopao...mind you may minced raddish ang siopao nila and masarap talaga. The we had fresh buko with variety of fresh fruits mixed with crashed ice...mas ok sana kung may milk...di naman ako demanding eh...kaya ok lang kahit wala. At least we didn't wait...fast food nga eh...lol...then after some window shopping...pero I did buy myself a red tee with collar na parang Polo ang style...para lang...P150.00 lang...o di ba give-away ang price? I am not used to wearing red...nako-conscious ako...I don't know why. Pero I want to be wearing a red top on my birthday, guess why? I want to be lucky...err...luckier pala. Kasi I feel na lucky naman ako... whatever comes...wala lang...basta naisip ko lang na mag-red. It attracts positivity kasi. Eh since it's my birthday naman I just want to be positively hopeful. Going back, we then went home right away.
I just wish for more years to come and may I be healthier than ever kahit laging masakit ang spinal ko...argh...eto na nga...speaking. But I am thankful din na di na ako masyadong dependent sa back-brace ko. After my Japan sojourn na-lessen ang paggamit ko nito...good thing...ayaw kasi ng PT ko.
When one is getting old di maiwasan ang mga sakit sakit...kaya we should be responsible about our health. Like me I am now taking a lot of multi-vitamins...for supplementary purposes.
While I am doing this post my son is so engrossed testing his most treasured new effects he brought from his daily allowance. Pennypinching talaga ang ginawa. Naguilty naman ako ng malaman kong di na halos siya nagii-snacks...sigh...kawawa naman bunso ko. But in a way I am so happy dahil pag may gusto sila ng kapatid niya...they save talaga. Di sila palahingi ng pera dahil alam nila ang value of earning...eh since di naman pa sila working age...they know their limitations.
So there it is...gotta rest my back for awhile now after this posting...my back is begging...it's painful already. And too add this...I am so irked with some people who keeps on texting me inviting me to this and that...being polite I just tell that I am so busy running to and fro...but that's happening talaga...being scoliotic talaga will put your endurance to test. Eh hindi ko talaga kakayanin. Like I did gave a nod one time when I went to Greenhills for a seminar...grabe...we sat yata mga 3-4 hours...parusa na yun sa likod ko without standing ha. Whe I went home grabeng hirap ang naranasan ko walking my way to the bus stop. Para akong mamamatay sa sakit ng likod ko that time...naiiyak na nga ako eh lalo na't paakyat sa overpass just so makasakay lang ako ng Gliner...my gowdy...I just thought bakit ko ba pinahihirapan ang sarili ko? This guy naku kung ped ko lang sabihing tantanan mo na ako...hindi mo alam ang hirap at sakit ng scoliosis ko...they are into networking kasi. My oh my...nagpainject nga ako ng steroids eh dahil I was in so much pain...still is...lalo't long standing and long seating. Hay naku di lang nila alam....
Will be signing out after this...dozing off...
Tomorrow is a red letter day for me...and it's because that's the day when I was exactly born...it was noon then. At about 1:59 Sept 23...19...secret. I don't know why some women are so afraid or rather let's put it this way...so discreet and evasive when asked about their age. Me, I don't know why...still to those who really knew me say that I don't look my age...lol...of course kasi I feel young still and I don't fret too much anymore as I was before...has lessened my being too ballistic and combative as before (to prove what is right and true) except for a very few...na talagang pasaway sa buhay ko. But then I learned and it should be talaga...to let go of some negativities...dati I'd go brooding and skulked in the corner and would cry a lot until I got my eyes swollen...but nothing could then be attained. Now I know that it won't help me positively. So it might be too easier too leave things as they are. Accept things as they are, try to face challenges...trials positively and believe that it's just a matter of understanding every situation that all people live with their own characters...shortcomings and different views about everything. So it's but normal that we vary in almost everything so it's given that no matter how we prevent it, clashes do come in time. If someone or something is giving us the hard time or getting on our nerves it's better to leave it just like that...ignore and veer away from it. Be happy and stronger...because that's life...things happened...and things will happen... "Maktub"
I remember what Melchizedeh in The Alchemist told Santiago in one of their brief encounter...
"In order to find the treasure, you will have to follow the omens. God has
prepared a path for everyone to follow. You just have to read the omens that he
left for you."
Then in one scene, I nearly cried on how the young, primitive but adventuruous Santiago felt when his newfound friend had treated him:
The boy trusted his new friend. He had helped him out in a dangerous situation.
He took out his money and counted it. Told Santiago that they're going to use it to buy two camels in order to get to the Pyramids...to find his treasure. But nowhere could he find his new companion.
The boy wanted to believe that his friend had simply become separated from
him by accident
The rich merchant who owns the castle told him that, 'The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon.'
Like the story of Santiago, we're both like to believe in the destiny of every person. We want something new but if that dream seems too hard to find we both have the positive way to accept things and leave it just like that. He is a dreamer yet the simplicity of his character made him accomplish things positively. He wants to learn new things, to achieve something different, to find his luck...yet the shepherd in his makes him smile when he remembers the thought when he was with his flock of sheeps who in one way or another had been so accustomed to their everyday life in the fields. The sheeps somehow has teached him that as long as they are being given the foods and shelter by their protector, they trust him fully well enough. And that's all that matter to the flock. (unfinished yet)
Do you know that...The Alchemist was originally written in Portuguese, it has, as of 2004, been translated into fifty-six languages, and has sold more than 65 million copies in over 150 countries, making it one of the best-selling books of all time?
PS/ Follow your dreams...
Saturday, September 20, 2008
So busy now...reading...reading...reading...wink...wink...sigh...dozing off and on...reading...reading...re...a...d...ing.....Zzzzz....Zzzz... :)
Friday, September 19, 2008
4 hours na since I got started so am sipping na not coffee 'coz I'm done awhile ago already...now I'm having my hot Lemon Zinger...pero usually it turned cold before I could gulp...
...lol...I don't know why I got myself so engrossed reading...and reading...and I find so much pleasure from doing so. Just do give me books and I can lock myself up in the room alone for the whole day and I won't give a da#n...even with an empty stomach...I still can manage, I've got a lot of energy to burn...lol...but if you will, and if it is not too much, I'd ask for a Paulo Coelho book as my stuff-companion. I am so on with it. I got lots of Dean Koontz, Ann Rule (Rice), James Patterson, Jude Deveraux, Jean M. Auel, John Grisham, Nicolas Sparks, Arthur Golden, Danielle Steele, David Shobin, Robin Cook, Nora Roberts, Sydney Sheldon...gasps...and so many more...but my newest babe is Paolo Coelho!!!
Here are some more quotables:
A simple gesture, but one that brings up fears we can't
really understand. What's wrong with breaking an inexpensive glass, when
everyone has done so unintentionally at some time in their life?
It's something prohibited. Glasses are
not purposely broken. In a restaurant or in our home, we're careful not to place
glasses by the edge of a table. Our universe requires that we avoid letting
glasses fall to the floor.
But when we break them by accident, we realize that it's not very serious.
"It's nothing," and when has anyone been charged for a broken
glass? Breaking glasses is part of life and does no damage to us, to the
restaurant, or to anyone else.
"It's not necessary to move mountains in order to prove one's faith,"
"A boy and a girl were insanely in love with each other," my mother's voice was
saying. "They decided to become engaged. And that's when presents are always
"The boy was poor–his only worthwhile possession was a watch he'd inherited from
his grandfather. Thinking about his sweetheart's lovely hair, he decided to sell
the watch in order to buy her a silver barrette.
"The girl had no money herself to buy him a present. She went to the shop of the
most successful merchant in the town and sold him her hair. With the money, she
bought a gold watchband for her lover.
"When they met on the day of the engagement party, she gave him the wristband
for a watch he had sold, and he gave her the barrette for the hair she no longer
"Write down everything you're feeling. Take it out of your soul, put it on the
paper, and then throw it away. Legend says that the River Piedra is so cold that
anything that falls into it–leaves, insects, the feathers of birds–is turned to
stone. Maybe it would be a good idea to toss your suffering into its waters."
PS/ Grabeee...I yearn for more of his books!
A boy was watching his grandmother write a letter. At one point he asked:
‘Are you writing a story about what we’ve done? Is it a story about me?’
His grandmother stopped writing her letter and said to her grandson:
‘I am writing about you, actually, but more important than the words is the pencil I’m using. I hope you will be like this pencil when you grow up.’
Intrigued, the boy looked at the pencil. It didn’t seem very special.
But it’s just like any other pencil I’ve ever seen!’
‘That depends on how you look at things. It has five qualities which, if you manage to hang on them, will make you a person who is always at peace with the world.’
‘First quality: you are capable of great things, but you must never forget that there is a hand guiding your steps. We call that hand God, and He always guides us according to His will.’
‘Second quality: now and then, I have to stop writing and use a sharpner. That makes the pencil suffer a little, but afterwards, he’s much sharper. So you, too, must learn to bear certain pains and sorrows, because they will make you a better person.
‘Third quality: the pencil always allows us to use an eraser to rub out any mistakes. This means that correcting something we did is not necessarily a bad thing; it helps to keep us on the road to justice.’
‘Fourth quality: what really matters in a pencil is not its wooden exterior, but the graphite inside. So always pay attention to what is happening inside you.’
‘Finally, the pencil’s fifth quality: it always leaves a mark. in just the same way, you should know that everything you do in life will leave a mark, so try to be conscious of that in your every action’
Source: Like the Flowing River by Paulo Coelho
Thursday, September 18, 2008
I am a big admirer of Coelho and his fine works since this very first book I am reading via eBook because of the wisdom he imparts to his readers. A great living novelist of the modern world.
The Lord only demands of us what is within our capabilities.
I don't know what his fears are, but I know my
own. I don't need new fears–my own are enough.
But love is much like a dam: if you allow a tiny crack to form through which
only a trickle of water can pass, that trickle will quickly bring down the whole
structure, and soon no one will be able to control the force of the current.
For when those walls come down, then love takes over, and it no longer matters
what is possible or impossible; it doesn't even matter whether we can keep the
loved one at our side. To love is to lose control.
No, no, I cannot allow such a crack to form. No matter how small.
Ridiculous, I thought to myself. There's nothing deeper than love. In fairy
tales, the princesses kiss the frogs, and the frogs become princes. In real
life, the princesses kiss princes, and the princes turn into frogs.
"I've been in love before. It's like a narcotic. At
first it brings the euphoria of complete surrender. The next day, you want more.
You're not addicted yet, but you like the sensation, and you think you can still
control things. You think about the person you love for two minutes, and forget
them for three hours.
"But then you get used to that person, and you begin to be completely dependent
on them. Now you think about him for three hours and forget him for two minutes.
If he's not there, you feel like an addict who can't get a fix. And just as
addicts steal and humiliate themselves to get what they need, you're willing to
do anything for love."
"So we should love only those who can stay near us,"
"What is your path?"
"The path of someone seeking love."
"And love's path is really complicated,"
"Because on that path we can go either to heaven or to hell?"
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
My favorite part...just read!
"Don't be frightened, Pilar. Don't just fall into playing a role."
I didn't want my problem with the old man to become a problem with him, so I
tried to stay calm. "I don't know what you mean by 'playing a role.'"
"Some people always have to be doing battle with someone, sometimes even with
themselves, battling with their own lives. So they begin to create a kind of
play in their head, and they write the script based on their frustrations."
"I know a lot of people like that. I know just what you mean."
"But the worst part is that they cannot present the play by themselves," he
continued. "So they begin to invite other actors to join in.
"That's what that fellow outside was doing. He wanted revenge for something, and
he chose us to play a part. If we had accepted his restrictions, we'd be
regretting it. We would have been defeated. We would have agreed to participate
in his miserable life and in his frustrations.
"The man's aggression was easy to see, so it was easy for us to refuse the role
he wanted us to play. But other people also 'invite' us to behave like victims,
when they complain about the unfairness of life, for example, and ask us to
agree, to offer advice, to participate."
"Be careful. When you join in that game, you always wind up losing."
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Just becoz' of that yoga term I used in my earlier posting prior to this , the urdhwamuhasvanasana ...I am inspired to post the hardest tongue twister from GBR.
According to the Guiness Book of World Records, this is officially the 'World's Hardest Tongue Twister'. It just goes to show that sometimes the ones looking the most simple are often indeed the best.
The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick.
Try saying that one 3 times with speed!
I got me here a new book on yoga, just curiously I bought this out of those sale items at NBS. And what surprised me is we're doing some of the exercices here in our jazz class with my pretty instructor, Lizel...2 thumbs up ako sa kanya becoz' she really dances so well and mind you she knows her craft to a T...aargh, my bad...I was always busy and couldn't find solution to squeeze the time whenever I'd be reminded of the schedule. Basta attend ako ngayon. But anyway...going back...the art and science of yoga offers a holistic solution to day-to-day living and the problems of a fast-paced mechanical life, (like mine). The self-explanatory and detailed book guides you through the inner roadmap to heal body-mind-spirit and bring equilibrium, joy and peace. The integral aspecst of yoga - the asanas - helps to correct physical disorders and back problems...(bull's-eye, this is good for me)...and it also helps restructure the spine and spinal nerves...(2nd bull's-eye, I am a certified sciatic). This book authored by Carrmine I. is really for me to know more about my handicap.
I love the book because the original price was P465.00 and I just got it for P116.25...a real giveaway.
I'll give you something which we usually do in our jazz floor exercises...naku grabe pag first-timie ka, kakaiyak. Here;
Urdhwamukhasvanasana...(wheew, very long word and mahirap pang-ipronounce)
Lie on the floor with the face down on the abdomen keeping a distanceof 10 to 12 inches between the feet and the toes pointing back. Place the palms on the floor by the side of your waist fingers pointing forward. Take a deep breath and raise the upper torso off the floor with a complete stretch on your arms push the trunkback as far as possible, the body resting totally on the palms and the toes without any bent on the knees. Stay in this pose for a count of thirty in deep breathing. Release the stretch, bend the elbows, and return to the start position on the floor.
* A good pose to relieve stiff back and tone the spine.
* Persons with slipped disc, prolapsed disc, and backache will get relief with this pose.
* Due to chest expansion, the lungs gain elasticity and breathing capacity increases.
* The pelvic floor, the pelvic muscles, and the pelvic bone get a good blood circulation.
Persons with hand and wrist injury, frozen shoulder, knee injury, or ligament and tendon tear of the leg should exercise caution and precaution or perform under supervision.
Sourse: Yoga for Backache
Friday, September 12, 2008
May umaapila...for a new RG370DX, a sleek Floyd Rose worth P17K plus (245 Euro equivalent)...from the many designs of Ibanez electric guitar. Arbin being a music buff is yearning so much for a signature Joe Satriani design that made my heart pumping to the max...imagine the cost...P80K and more...grabe naman yun. He wanted the tremolo function on JS Floyd Rose than his presently using, the fixed bridge.
Joe Satriani a well-known and one hell of a guitarist has his line of customized JS1600 Prestige bearing his name.
If you have a kid who excel or rather has good flare in music, you have no choice but to support him all the way. That is possible if my purse will permit me to do so.
In the video JS is playing Ten Words...my favorite from amongst his numerous own composition:
Joe originally wrote it on piano as a reflection of 9/11. Coming back to it on the Super Colossal record in 2006, he tried to write ten words for the title - based on the repeated ten note phrase (2:29-2:38) - but found that it was impossible to do, so he left it ambiguous.
My daughter used to be very passive when she was younger pero ngayon she always has something to suggest or say before anything has to be decided upon. Naku dalaga na kasi. And she's very prim and proper most of the time unlike me na medyo magulo rin pag gusto ko ang group na kaharap ko and sometimes I tend to be so tightlipped pag di ko naman feel ang kaharap ko. Love to crack jokes and tell happy stories giving the the air a convivial tone.
On my birthday will just eat out...and maybe will prepare something on the table for those who'll remember to greet me at home. Ganun lang kasimple. And will make sure na I'll attend the 1st mass and say thanks for my blessings. With everything that goes...I will always feel blest and grateful.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
The video was deleted for any further harmful threat...
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Quite a stroke of good luck that her friend who happened to be with her on that fateful eve...have been voluntarily helping the police authority to track down the creep via cartographic help. Let's hope that police leave no stone unturned or spare no effort until her assailant is put into jail and pay for his evil act.
And heard too that a benefit concert to raise funds for Tara was held recently. I am not sure of this...just check it out.
In the meantime let us all pray for her...
Snagged (?) and reposted to help & share to many what happened to Tara on her 23rd birthday before the break of dawn...
Word spreads around fast and almost everyone has already heard about what happened to our dear friend, Tara Santelices (Assumption Antipolo’s Batch 2003 and Ateneo de Manila University’s Class of 2007, AB Political Science).
On the eve of her 23rd birthday, Tara was shot in the head during a hold-up while riding a jeepney along Imelda Avenue, Cainta, Rizal. Joee Mejias, who was with her at that time, rushed her to Amang Rodriguez Memorial Hospital in Marikina City. The parents of Tara and Joee arrived at the hospital shortly thereafter. When morning came, Tara’s parents finally decided to transfer her to the Medical City, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City. Since 8:00am of August 6, Tara has been in the ICU fighting for her dear life. Her parents have decided not to push through with the operation.
Although it might seem that there is nothing else that we can do but wait for Tara to wake up from this horrific nightmare, we, the friends of Tara, have decided to raise funds for Tara’s hospital bills. This is the least we can do to ease the unbearable pain her family is going through. We have been given the go-signal from Tara’s dad, Tito Larry, and here are the details:
The temporary bank account is under Anne Marie F. Santelices, Banco de Oro, SA 2140-062201. For direct cash donations, please proceed to the ICU Waiting Room of the Medical City (Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City). Please look for Joee Mejias or Lila Santelices.
Any amount will be gratefully accepted. Anonymous donations are also welcome. Please spread the word. Forward this to your family, friends and even to everyone else you know. Please post this on Friendster, Multiply, Facebook and wherever else you can think of. Please send group messages on Yahoo Messenger. This will mean so much to us, her friends.
Please continue praying for Tara, for Joee and for both of their families. If you want to come see Tara, visiting hours at the ICU are at 9:00 am to 11:00 am and 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Thank you so much for your time and kind consideration.
For inquiries, please contact Joee Mejias (09228154987) for calls and Jac Ledonio (09167243071) or Myka Francisco (09163695148) for text messages.
I can say...I'm truly blest pa rin...so much!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
(while writing this post I heard a voice from the gate, a young girl asking for a grub to eat and I motioned my son to give her something...some act of sharing...)
What if your friends find enjoyment when you're not around? It's so pitiful d ba? We should learn how to place great value on friendship and one is spending such time deepening the connection between our peers. If you win the hearts of say a selective few but high in quality we get richer figuratively. I have but a very few friends but I can truly say that it doesn't matter to me if they are just few, I'd rather enjoy the company of selected few but sensible people who will care for me than those of who belong to fair-weathered group. Friendship for me is one of the most valuable commodities around. No one for me has to be alone. We find friends by mingling a lot to discover things around us but be sure to winnow what is good and what's not. Not all will be an advantage, there are friends around who'll just push you to a narrow cliff to let you slide and stumble...so be on guard and be wary to tell who is a friend and who is just wearing a mask pretending to be one. If you find true friends, keep and treat them as gold to be treasured forever. One that will last a lifetime...there's still some...
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Eto ngayon, sa sama ng loob ng friend ko, pilit niyang sinisingil ang lalake ng mga nahiram niyang money. Aba eh malaki laking halaga kaya yon. But in fairness naman nakapaghulog naman daw yung guy ng 4x and konti na lang at matatapos na yung sa credit card. Pero malaki laki pa yung balanse niya ha...mga P80,000 pa yun. Now,if you were to ask, ano gagawin ninyo?
Well...we have something in common din. Kasi me ganyan din akong kwento pero di naman ako kasing bobo ng kaibigan ko noh? Pero ako mas matapang magpa-barangay. Mas madali pang pag-uspan dahil may lupon na namamagitan. Ewan ko may balak na daw yung kaibigan kong move dahil nag-consult na siya sa lawyer at ang first move ay ang pagpapadala ng demand letter. Ang hindi ko alam ay kung mahal pa rin ng friend ko yung guy...or ire-phrase natin ang tanong...minahal ba naman nung guy na yun ang aking bobong kaibigan. Bobo kasi ang puso niya ang pinairal...
Friday, September 5, 2008
Let us help Joan, the mom who is reaching out for us. It is easier to help than be in their shoes. Please include her in your prayer intentions and you can order her rosaries if you want to help this cute little angel who needs a ventilator just to help her breathe her life.
There's nothing to lose in sharing...
The -ber month has just started about five days ago and at this early you'll hear X'mas songs being played now over the radio. Yesterday when I was at the mall I saw an influx of window-shoppers looking for the best but cheaper Xmas decor. I have always been fascinated with big X'mas trees with flickering rice bulbs. I enjoy rice bulb than any other bulb. I just love it. We once had an 8ft tall X'mas tree but fell down maybe because the base was not so securedly fastened. I gave it away right after the season with all those imported trimmings. Now I want a not-so-tall but a medium one. A simple one with simple trimmings will just be fine now. What is important to me right now is to pennypinch. Now I am tamed when it comes to shopping. I only bring home usually a small bagful of some necessities. No more extra expenditures that has nothing to do and not needed naman. Impulsive buying will only get us to nowhere. Stashing money for future use or saving for our future nest egg is more important and wiser decision for a mom just like me.
I have noticed that what I bought usually would only end up in the cabinet or in the shelves and just become a kept trash and be given away after sometime. I have learned to apply the less is more practices in Japan. The sala usually have only what is essential..sans all those abubot. Buying what is beautiful to our eyes and later on giving it away or worse throwing it away...what a waste of money I thought! Now I am much wary of how to spend money than before.
Giving gifts' none of the highlights of X'mas. Sharing is the best part and children mostly are looking forward to wrap everything and unwrapping is the most awaited moments. So make a list now, it is better to shop and save gifts 'til this early than to make a rush...
Enjoy and be a wise shopper!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Let us all pray for Tara's swift recuperation.