Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 9:38 PM | 1 comments

It is difficult not to believe that the next year will be better than the old one! And this illusion is not wrong. Future is always good, no matter what happens. It will always give us what we need and what we want in secret. It will always bless us with right gifts. Thus in a deeper sense our belief in the New Year cannot deceive us.

Masaganang 2009
para sa ating lahat!

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On the eve of December 24th, Sablayenos gathered inside the San Sebastian Church to witness the annual Christmas presentation, the Panuluyan.

Actually, it was a tradition. I remember, my classmates talking about it when I was still in grade school but me and my siblings haven't participated or even witnessed the annual Panuluyan during those days. My parents preferred to stay home and wait for the Christmas day with us.

This year is my 3rd time (yes,only my 3rd) to witness the Panuluyan in Sablayan. And I was so glad to see my younger cousins played their respective roles. The one who played the role of Mary is my first cousin, Kaori. Joseph was played by another cousin Ej.

Well, now you're having the idea that talent runs in the family, except me ata! Hehehe.

More pictures here.

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Monday, December 22, 2008 at 9:40 PM | 1 comments

I hope this works for everyone!

Afrikaans - een plesierige kerfees Arabic - I'D MIILAD SAID OUA SANA SAIDA Argentine - Felices Pasquas Y Felices ano Nuevo Armenian - Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand Azeri - Tezze Iliniz Yahsi Olsun Basque - Zorionak eta Urte Berri On! Bohemian - Vesele Vanoce Brazilian - Boas Festas e Feliz Ano Novo Breton - Nedeleg laouen na bloavezh mat Bulgarian - Tchestita Koleda; Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo Chinese - (Mandarin) Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan (Catonese) Gun Tso Sun Tan'Gung Haw Sun Cornish - Nadelik looan na looan blethen noweth Cree - Mitho Makosi Kesikansi Croatian - Sretan Bozic Czech - Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy RokDanish - Glædelig Jul Dutch - Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! English - Merry Christmas Esperanto - Gajan Kristnaskon Estonian - Ruumsaid juulup|hi Farsi - Cristmas-e-shoma mobarak bashad Finnish - Hyvaa joulua French - Joyeux Noel Frisian - Noflike Krystdagen en in protte Lok en Seine yn it Nije Jier! German - Froehliche Weihnachten Greek - Kala Christouyenna! Hawaiian - Mele Kalikimaka Hebrew - Mo'adim Lesimkha. Chena tova Hindi - Shub Naya Baras Hungarian - Kellemes Karacsonyi unnepeket Icelandic - Gledileg Jol Indonesian - Selamat Hari Natal Iraqi - Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah Irish - Nollaig Shona Dhuit Italian - Buone Feste Natalizie Japanese - Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto Korean - Sung Tan Chuk Ha Latvian - Prieci'gus Ziemsve'tkus un Laimi'gu Jauno Gadu! Lithuanian - Linksmu Kaledu Manx - Nollick ghennal as blein vie noa Maori - Meri Kirihimete Marathi - Shub Naya Varsh Navajo - Merry Keshmish Norwegian - God Jul Pennsylvania German - En frehlicher Grischtdaag un en hallich Nei Yaahr! Polish - Wesolych Swiat Bozego NarodzeniaPortuguese - Boas Festas Rapa-Nui - Mata-Ki-Te-Rangi. Te-Pito-O-Te-Henua Rumanian - Sarbatori vesele Russian - Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva is Novim Godom Serbian - Hristos se rodi Slovakian - Sretan Bozic or Vesele vianoce Sami - Buorrit Juovllat Samoan - La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou Scots Gaelic - Nollaig chridheil huibh Serb-Croatian - Sretam Bozic. Vesela Nova Godina Singhalese - Subha nath thalak Vewa. Subha Aluth Awrudhak Vewa Slovak - Vesele Vianoce. A stastlivy Novy Rok Slovene - Vesele Bozicne. Screcno Novo Leto Spanish - Feliz Navidad Swedish - God Jul and (Och) Ett Gott Nytt År Tagalog - Maligayang Pasko. Masaganang Bagong Taon Tamil - Nathar Puthu Varuda Valthukkal Thai - Sawadee Pee Mai Turkish - Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun Ukrainian - Srozhdestvom Kristovym Urdu - Naya Saal Mubarak Ho Vietnamese -Chung Mung Giang Sinh Welsh - Nadolig Llawen Yugoslavian - Cestitamo Bozic Papua New Guinea - Bikpela hamamas blong dispela Krismas na Nupela yia i go long yu

I'm leaving tomorrow morning for Mindoro. I am celebrating the Holiday Season with my family in my hometown. Stories and pictures: Coming Soon.

Translations from here.
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Saturday, December 20, 2008 at 11:41 PM | 0 comments

Sana hindi na ako tumatanda...
Para tuwing sasapit ang Pasko,
makakapagsabit pa ako ng medyas
at pag-gising ko meron na akong mga regalo.

Sarap maging bata...

But I have to admit, in one way or another, I still believe in Santa Claus. Maybe because, I'm a child at heart or should I say, I refused to grow up. But seriously, in this world of make believe, Santa Claus remains to be one the many reasons why I'm still patiently waiting for my Christmas wishes to come true!

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Friday, December 19, 2008 at 8:10 PM | 0 comments
This is one of the many reasons why I quit my job in the Middle East.

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

Salamat sa mga taong nag-set ng standards of what a workplace should be. To Doc Raf, Doc Joel, Mam Marvie, Mam Tonet, Mam Mars, Mam Luvie, Sir Dave, sa mga naka-trabaho ko sa Rizal Medical Center lalo na sa Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Unit, sa mga naging interns namin at sa mga naging pasyente ko at sa lumakaing pamilya ng Rehab Team, Maligayang Pasko!

Attending last night's Christmas Party is really worth skipping classes sa review center yesterday. Plus a got a cordless kettle and a Purefoods Ham. Hehehe.
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 10:54 PM | 0 comments
This year is our HS batch 10th year anniversary. We had plans in our minds to celebrate our reunion as early as 1999 (Ask Roan or Rain)! Ngunit sa kadahilan na rin na may iba't-iba kaming pinagkakaabalahan, hindi naging maagap ang aming plano para sa nasabing reunion. May mga pagkakataon na napag-usapan na namin ang tungkol dito. But we did not come up with a clear plan on where and when to celebrate it. Ang dami kasing dapat i-consider. We wanted to check on the availability our batch mates who are based here in Manila and in our home province para mas marami ang maka-attend.

Last Saturday, my HS buddy asked me: "
Sino nag-asikaso ng reunion natin? May dumating daw na invitation sa bahay namin sa Mindoro?" I was surprised kasi hindi ko talaga alam. I didn't have any idea just like any other batch mates present last Saturday's affair. Then came another HS buddy with an answer. He said that Batch 98 Reunion will be held on the 28th of this month, in some resort in our town. May nagpa-meeting na pala at may nag-mobilize na ng mga ka-batch namin para mag-asikaso.

Honestly, hindi ko alam kung dapat akong matuwa. Don't get me wrong. Hindi ako nagpapaimportante o nag-aastang bida. Sana man lang naisip ng kung sino man ang nag-organize ng reunion namin (Batch 98) na nandito sa Pilipinas ang karamihan ng mga orihinal na Batch 98. Dapat na inform man lang sana kami para nagtulung-tulong kami sa pag-organize at pag-dedesisyon ng reunion namin! Hindi namin natin kelangan ng isang magarbong selebrasyon. Ang gusto lamang natin ay muli tayong magkikita-kita, magkamustahan at magkasasamang magtawanan at balikan ang nakaraan.

Well, gusto ko lang sana i-remind na ako si Nathan, class president lang naman ng IV-St. Paul the Apostle Class 98. At tulad ng iba na hindi na-inform at wala sa "meeting", original member din ako ng Batch 98, hindi pirated. At lalong hindi adopted.

Respeto man lang sana sa mga tunay na Batch 98.
Yun e, kung alam nila kung ano ibig sabihin ng salitang yun.

Aatend ba ako? Honestly, HINDI KO PA ALAM!
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Monday, December 15, 2008 at 11:38 AM | 0 comments
Yes, he's back in Kent freezing and missing everybody. Too bad, he'll not be here to spend the holidays with us.

Here are some of the pictures of
Kiko's departure last Sunday in NAIA.

Anyway, may next year pa naman. Malay natin, kami naman ang magpunta sa UK to celebrate the holidays with him. Hehehe.
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Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 9:31 PM | 4 comments



Tamaan sana ng kidlat ang mga
pulitikong epal!

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Monday, December 8, 2008 at 12:29 AM | 1 comments
No words... Just this...

This film is showing until December 9 in 5 selected theaters in Metro Manila: SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, Glorietta, Robinson's Place-Manila and Robinson's Galleria.

I watched the film with my sister Kaye kanina lang and we both loved it. Ganda, sobra! For more reads, visit this.

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Sunday, December 7, 2008 at 12:58 PM | 0 comments

After the long wait,

the dream match is over!

Congratulations Pacman

for another KO!



I watched the fight here.
And have you noticed their faces after the match? Parang nag-jogging lang si Pacquiao. Hehehe.

Saturday, December 6, 2008 at 12:58 PM | 2 comments

My college friend Phea left this morning for the US. She will be joining her hubby and will take the NPTE soon. One of my best HS buddies, Au is leaving later today for Australia. She'll stay there for a month and might not come back. Hehehe. My older brother Kiko is going back to Kent, UK on the 14th. Roy, another college friend, will be leaving on the 14th as well to continue working in Dubai...

Everybody's leaving, ako kaya kelan ulit makakaalis? Di ba nahihiya ang government natin kase nilalayasan na sila ng mga tao? Tsk tsk. With the all the scandals involving the government officials, Filipino diaspora, and global economic crisis, Cha-cha at term extension pa ang mga inaatupag. Tsk tsk.

Sana makaalis na din ako soon.

Last night, I received a call from Mr. David. He's an agent for some agency in the US. He conducted an overseas phone interview. I hope I made the right impression and will soon be working with his represented company. *Fingers crossed*
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Last October, I started my review classes for the US National Physical Therapy Examination as a preparation for me to take the exam by mid next year. To date, we already discussed applied anatomy and kinesiology of the upper and lower extremities including the spine, wound management, rheumatology, some notes on pediatrics, organization and administration notes on PT practice in the US and there are sooo much more to discuss. And this is another hell of an adventure full of new knowledge, fun, frustration and disappointment!

All in a while, I thought everything would be easier for me now that I am a better and more experienced young man but it turned the other way around. I'm struggling to manage my time and get some energy to read.
To be honest, I haven't really started reviewing by heart and soul. I do not understand why I lost sooo much energy and drive to read the books I used to read when I was completing my degree. Sobrang tinatamad ako ngayon! Hirap na hirap akong mag-aral at muling magbasa ng 'sang katerbang Rehabilitation Medicine books, reviewers at mga lecture notes ko. With Christmas, New Year, family reunions, Baste '98 gatherings and some more celebrations coming my way, I think, it will a lot more difficult for me to focus. Hay buhay ...

I am praying sooo hard that I will soon find a new strength to my will, to such a degree, at least, that I may clearly recognize the importance of reading, understanding by heart, and applying everything that I learned and will learn for me to fulfill my great American dream.
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Monday, December 1, 2008 at 11:59 PM | 3 comments

We have two eyes and one mouth.
This only means that we need to
look twice and talk once...

We have two ears and just one mouth,
so we need to listen more than we talk...

We have two hands and one stomach,
so we need to work twice as much as we eat...

We have two major parts of the main brain - the right and left hemispheres,
and only one heart. So that we can
think twice but love only one...

It's really amazing to realize that
our body reminds us how to live right.

Thanks Lala for the image (ako yun mga 8 years ago na ata) and to Nasti for reminding me on how to live right...

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I saw the movie last night.
And before I could utter a word,
everything has been said already -
paglabas ng moviehouse, sa mga coffee shops,
sa mga bahay, sa mga schools, sa kalye,

sa mundo ng blog, sa TV, radyo,
at sa lahat ng sulok ng mundo.

Just go out and watch the movie
and fall in love with it.

Holiday naman ngayon. Give yourself a break.

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We love you...

I believe they are celebrating with Kiko (my eldest brother who isspending some time here till he comes back to UK on the 14th), Ketty, Tatay and the rest of the clan in Mindoro. Too bad we (Me, Kaye and Agie), are not there. Sayang!

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