Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Love Letter

To my 1,000th viewer,

This is my personal letter for you. Since you are mostly my 1,000th viewer, I will gladly take my hat's off to you and give you the recognition that you deserve. Yes, you... my readers are the best there is in this side of the world. Ah, the grandeur of being in your presence is the most awesome and heartwarming experience ever to be felt in my entire life.

{LOL} Kidding aside, the feeling of just being able to write anything under the sun and feel that you're sharing instantly in seconds to an audience of one, two, three, hundreds or even thousands of readers, and to anticipate that it will be read is a nothing but a pipe dream so many years ago. The advent of the world wide web (WWW) was nothing short of a miracle for some.

I do remember researching a topic in college about the WWW and memorizing its history and how it affected the mainstream media, technology, environment and such... It was a good topic that even after all these years I still remember learning about it.

I really felt that today, and tonight of all days, this the chance that I will get to pour my heart out again and reach out to a fellow reader.

This blog started out as a little diary of sorts, a simple and public way of sharing a part of myself that I am always developing. I might not be able to stop and get to know each and every person I see but through all these little blogs, I can keep sharing, remembering- that what I have right now is to be appreciated and what sort of person I'll be in a future is anyone's guess.. a future where anything is possible.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Hong Kong Adventure

Having my passport before my college graduation, I was able to have my first ever out of the country vacation. It was the month of December when I got my firsthand experience on air travel. All alone by myself, I boarded my flight from Iloilo City to Metro Manila, Philippines. Then on that same day, From Metro Manila to Hong Kong. Since I scheduled my flight around 6 in the evening, I fortunately got the window seat overlooking all of Manila with all its glorious evening lights. It even outshone the beautiful sparkling stars that glittered the night sky.

Ocean park, Hong Kong
On this first time, I successfully answered the Immigration Officer why I wanted to go to Hong Kong for a visit to my relatives and stay there only for a short visit and not to find work. My brother met me and picked me up at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) to go to Shatin located in New Territories, Hong Kong to stay in their apartment with my sister-in-law and nephew. The highlight of my visit was visiting Central Park, Kowloon Park, Ocean Park & The Victoria Peak. I am still amazed that I was able to brave riding the roller coaster and survived in Ocean Park.

 "Ocean Park Hong Kong, commonly known as Ocean Park, is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, animal theme park and amusement park, situated in Wong Chuk Hang and Nam Long Shan in the Southern District of Hong Kong." Wikipedia

Aside from the various rides, I enjoyed watching various shows and the memorable Atoll Reef (various sharks and fishes). But the best thing that I love on this trip was knowing my baby nephew and meeting him for the first time.

 My second time in Hong Kong was the trip that I made with my Aunt and Uncle and for the first time, I got to enjoy myself in Hong Kong Disneyland. First stop in the memorable trip was Tarzan's adventure, The Lion King Show, Tomorrow Land, Stitch and Lilo, Donald Duck in 3D, and various Disney shows. I got to ride for the first time in a carousel too. In all of these adventure, my nephew and I bonded over various games that we played together. And even up till now, he's still as sweet and loving. I hope he never loses that unique quality that few of boys his age of 12 got to keep and have.

View from The Peak, HK. Photo courtesy of my brother, Robert

My third time this year was even more satisfying, I got to try living like a local and enjoyed my time more with my brother's family and my sister too. I got to strengthen the family bond that we have. And we have discovered even more surprising views and location that Hong Kong got to give thanks to this website that I highly recommend for first time tourists or returning ones got to check: http://www.discoverhongkong.com/login.html.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Weird is just a side effect of being awesome.

Quite fitting for tonight. What started as an exchange for weather report in facebook- lead me into blogging about converting Fahrenheit into Celsius. How weird is that? Now I want to remember that to compute for fahrenheit, you have to multiply the x celsius to 9/5 or 1.8 after multipying you add 32. And the reverse works for celsius, which is subtracting 32 first and multiplying the x fahrenheit to 5/9

I googled the spelling and I got Fahrenheit (not the Taiwanese boyband) and Celcius (dont mistake this for a rapper album) correctly.

If I were reading this outloud, I can almost hear one of my co-worker telling me: "Whatever" in a tone that clearly shouts "I dont care." Funny that word is becoming a joke to hear around.


Tuesday, January 22, 2013


New beginnings.

I came across an article one day advising the readers making a diary of one's blessings- people, events, things that you are thankful for each and everyday. So by the time another year has passed you can get to look back for a whole year knowing you have a lot to be thankful for.


I intended to do just that but, as all my good intentions, some push through as successive and continuous cycle, and some just come in small doses and others just do a forgettable stop.

It would be a treat for me knowing some days would just make me smile and forget all my worries. And now, let me do virtual memory recall. Traipsing back to those memorable times. What would my memory bank show me?

First Things First

I always get a good belly laugh when I arrive home. There will always be some funny notes and memorable experiences that will tickle my funny bone. Be it the situation around me, my Mom or my brother or some other things.  With these things, small and big, gives me a surefire way of appreciating what I have, and a sort of imaginary release of pent up stress.

Next Stop

Physically making me stop before reaching our house, in front of our doorway will be the appearance of one or two dogs doing one or all of these things barking, smelling, licking, running, dancing, jumping, sitting- basically doing a small raucous around me. 


Its always a treat when I find that our house is clean and everything is in order. In this instance, I can get out after an hour or so (Mom and me catching up on latest 'chika' or events that have happened or will happen around us) and go to our Aunt's house. On other days, I get to pick up a broomstick, a mop and other cleaning materials and start cleaning away- still this is a surefire way to forget everything and just clean and be fit. When bedtime comes and my head hits my soft bed, I get to sleep so fitfully. And when I wake up, we get to have a family study, preach in the field ministry, go to the Kingdom Hall and catch up with brothers and sisters.

Not so Fit

On worse days, when you wake up, you realize you're not so fit anymore. You get all the aches and pain and a big bonus of sneezing and runny nose (having allergic rhinitis does this almost regularly). And miss out on going out the house.


Time, as they say when you lose it, you'll never get it back. Well, when Monday beckons me, I start to think that time is something I cannot control. I have to get back again to my other life.

Breaking the Cycle

This puts me into a cycle where I am losing days, months, even years of my life to something worthless and not worth living for?  No! I don't want to regret a single day that I have spent on this lifetime. So vacation, here I come! Time to create new exciting and unique memories.

Have more grit and determination! This is the time that we should do something with our life and that starts now!!!



That jackfruit when I got home that we picked from our own backyard was juicy and yummy. I wish I could share it with you.