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"Nasaan Ka Nung Unang Edsa Revolution?"

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I was in Grade I. A turbulent year for me as I have remembered it so well. I did not want to go to school that year and I was eight years old, one year older than the normal first grader. I wanted to go to the city where we had a new house back then. I remembered how my mother got angry with me since I did not want to go to school and I was late in the normal years of schooling. Eventually I got in. I remembered Ma'am Nini and Ma'am Sabellano in my Grade I year. 
And the revolution came out. I had the slightest idea of what was happening back then. Honasan, Ramos and Enrile were broadcasted over DZRH and how they made history on that fateful days of February. I remembered songs like " Magkaisa" and  "Handog Ng Pilipino Sa Mundo" kept on playing on the radio while the spirit of freedom lingers all over the country. 
And after 27 years what have come after the revolution is nothing but a country so desperate to get out of the third world arena while younger …

"Pasalubong"

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Oftentimes when we go out and someone from the family does not make it for some reasons, we take out some food to bring them some happiness..and yesterday my Kuya with her cute daughter Dada visited us so we strolled around SM with some of my pamangkins..and Limuel aka Bambi was missing..He was at the Church doing some "altar boy" duties..and so with the pasalubong ng bayan Jollibee we came home with the right package..


Happy Birthday KC

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To all the millions of fans out there let us greet our "demi-god" Kurt Cobain, the songwriter and lead vocals of the band Nirvana, a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! and thank you for all the inspirations and the changes you have impacted on millions of youth on the "turbulent" 90's. You will be forever be remembered as one of the most famous icon of all time. Though you have departed a long time ago ( 1994 I guess via suicide) we will forever be grateful that once in our life Kurt Cobain has lived and will live forever!


Beer And Lots of Conversations

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And thank you Ryan Cruz for a wonderful night at Sawali....lots of food, beer and fun and of course some nasty conversations hahahahaha!! boy's talk at its best..Happy birthday again and thank you..with Japs, Jayson, Sonny, Leonard, me and of course Ryan..next time will be your marriage hehehe!!



Ina, Kapatid, Anak and Me

My name is Carlo. Nevermind my surname. I am one of those person just like you and me has work and continue to work to make both ends meet. Living in the third world country like the Philippines our beloved country makes us sick if not insane. You can see in everyday news the dirty politics, the political dynasties that even China will be ashamed of. What a life in this country! However how bad the situation is, we still here and still waiting and hoping for some changes.

And my friend in high school once asked me "pare bakit andiyan ka pa rin sa kompanya ninyo eh ang laki ng mundo? the greener pasture is right at the exit of your company..believe me..". And yes he is right. He was once a bored employee just like me and then creatively got out of the company and flew abroad in Singapore. And look at him now. Two cars, nice house, a family. Sustainable career. And look at me. I often wonder at myself why  I am still here. I often tried to answer such question. Or maybe I am n…

A Father And A Lost Woman

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I am talking about two stories. Two fathers one in each story and a lost woman in one story. A movie. More or less. A weekend of doing nothing but eat and drink and watch movies. And lots of sleep.

With the fifth installment of Die Hard I can assure you that it is worth your hundred bucks. An action-packed movie with some dramatic content along the story of a father and son and the usual Bruce Willis' dialogue makes the movie not only worthwhile to watch but be amazed at how those ammunition and fire power got on the entire run of the film. You can never be wrong that Die Hard really does not disappoint its moviegoers that mostly comprised of not so young individuals like me. Maybe we really cannot moved on with our hang-over with the four previous Die Hard franchise.

And another one which eat up my afternoon yesterday was the Nicholas Spark's adaptation into film of his work Safe Haven. The usual Sparks's love story; so simple yet so true-to-life. And we do not need such …

The Road Less Traveled

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Almost every week I am on road. I travel. Be on a bus, or from a friend's car I am always on the go. I always feature some restaurants or coffee shops that make the travel and visit a worthwhile endeavor.

And on this summer,if it will push through, we have two major summer route escapade for 2013. The Pinatubo Trekking Adventure and the Boracay Getaway!

I can't wait to see those two wonderful destinations! Yesterday we have booked ourselves for the Pinatubo trekking while on the Boracay exit we are still gathering some cousins and friends to join with us.

And thanks to Google Photos I can have a sneak peak to these two awesome places!




and of course the famous Boracay Island and we will go there via 2Go, a shipping vessel from Batangas City Port to Caticlan.



Worth-Sharing

“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement.

They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful.

There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who…

Inay Conquers Las Vegas

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Together with Tita Sol and others my mother went to Las Vegas last January and had some fun looking at those buildings, those casinos, and other variety of sight-seeing extravagant that the City Of Lights has to offer. Though it was much colder there it did not stopped them from going out and see what the city has to offer.






I Quit

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And today is Ash Wednesday. Traditionally as a Catholic this is the beginning of the Lenten Season. The start of the day that I quit. We quit. We resign ourselves from the flesh and other worldly things. This is the start of our renewal.

I quit being online always. I quit on attending to some negative vibes. I quit on judging others. I quit on my former self. A renewed one. A born again. In Catholic's faith.

And speaking of Catholicism, the highest designated leader of our Church surprisingly announced yesterday that he will quit. He will retire come the end of this month. A shocking news? Not so. When health is the issue everyone has the obligation and right to quit. How can you serve of  what is expecting of you when your own muscles and bones and brains do not function well? And the Pope chooses his health over the power of continuing the highest position in Catholic Church. In the end he is still human like us capable of vulnerabilities and susceptible to disease. And we respe…

Likes / Dislikes

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Thanks to Facebook that this like/dislike button was invented when you feel something is favoring your taste and dislike if you do not want such kind of thing posted on the net. A shortcut to the unsaid thoughts that by merely clicking the famous icons we can express fully what we wanted to say.

There are also some people and events and places that simply annoy us. They are for some reason give the uncomfortable feeling inside us that eventually turns into something that is unpleasant. And the bottom-line  we do not want such specific instances.

On the brighter side of the coin, there are entities and events that somehow lifted our spirit to a much higher level; a Nirvana.

These are some partial likes and dislikes that I can conclude throughout the years of my existence:

LIKES
1. The David Lettermen Show - though I seldom watch it since I do not have a cable, but thanks to Youtube.

2. Coffee/Coffee shops - this should be on the No.1 spot? these are not arrange orderly, just a random s…

Sweets/Heart

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And the Love Week is now..Be it platonic, sexual, or whatever love that we have, I just wish a Happy Valentine's to all! Let love reigns! especially God's love which is eternal..


The Fourth

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I have seen in the PDI's page that it had released the fourth installment of the popular Youngblood section in the newspaper that narrated the stories of 20-something ( age group) and all their experiences be it bad or good and made it to the broadsheet's opinion page. I have all the three previous release and I am glad that they have the fourth compilation. And upon buying it last night I browsed a few pages when I have my coffee and some articles really struck me once again with such emotionally driven entries. I hope I could read it and finish them all this evening.


Run If You Can!

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Last Saturday I have practiced running..and jogging from our house to SM Batangas..I've got a one and a half hour of intensive running and walking..and my thigh and legs ached..a product of non-regular running..I should run/jog beginning last Saturday..and also in preparation for my very first 5 KM fun run spearheaded by Red Cross..Run to save lives campaign!



with my cousin JB and my MBA classmate Rosemarie from First Gas..


 Got new shoes to encourage me more to run more!






with my office-mates, Bryan, Jaybee and Dong..


Basically I knew now how my classmate Blas aka Titanium Runner feels when he runs. Now I can feel how addictive it is. Now I can say that I want more..and maybe next week I should attend the Philhealth marathon..on the second thought I guess I should rest for awhile..and treat my ailing muscles..with Salonpas hahaha!!and omega pain killer..


Italian Dining At Casa Marikit

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You do not have to go far away place just to have such authentic Italian dining experience. Just a thirty-minute ride to Lipa and you can have the delicious pizza and pasta at Casa Marikit. Just near the San Fernando Airbase with its restaurant that really looked like an Italian in exterior and interior, you can never go wrong to have a date or just taste some slice of Italian cuisine. And of course I cannot eat well without my favorite coffee.