Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
i'm glad that i was able to talk to her that night, the last night of her life actually. i told her that i love her and thank her for all the things that she's done for the whole family and me. although she wasn't able to respond verbally, i know that she heard me right. i told her that if it's her time to go, i'll be sad but i'll let go. she mouthed to me that "wala na si lola bukas" and she was gone the day after, at around 4 pm.
she's a big part of my life. when i was a kid, i'd make sure to sleep with her, so that i won't have nightmares. i felt secured when i was sleeping with her because she can easily wake up and help me when i have difficulty breathing due to bad dreams. i was one of her favorite apos, one who ran around buying stuff for our sari-sari store. moreso, i miss her asikaso… ginataang kung anu-ano, from gabi leaves to different kinds of fish and even talbos ng kamoteng kahoy… all the recycled ulam, plus the jokes and the sigaw sa kung sinu-sino. and of course, her trademark, "noy, wala na akong pera…" she was always the first to wake up, the one who gets me up for early schooling and preps me for the day's activities. of course, not all were dainty, but i'm just thankful that she was given to me, for all of my 26 years. thanks to her, the only grandparent i knew, i learned a lot from her experience and her very person.
when mama died, i wasn't able to say goodbye. i'm glad that when it was lola's time, when one of the most important women in my life passed away, i was able to bid her goodbye… for the moment. this has helped me ease through the process of letting go. i was ready, i was even the one who was there, when she was being revived due to her third arrest. but, there was flat line already, she wasn't responding at all. i know at that moment that her time had came, she just waited for my sisters to step in front of the ICU, then she let go.
looking back, the aftermath of lola's passing could have been a lot different. but fate and the choices that the family and individuals have made were all pieced together for a grander reason. it's always sad when there's a huge misunderstanding between family members, but i know, in God's time, things will turn out ok. after all, we're a family… we all wanted what was best for lola.
right now, i want to thank God for giving lola the peace that she needed.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
ibang klase talaga ang impluwensya ng UP! maging pera ng bansa, maaaring dagdagan ng anumang palamuti alinsunod sa pagdiriwang ng sentenaryo ng pamantasang hirang. higit na tataas ang ihi ng mga palalong isko (tulad ko!) dahil sa mga bagay na tulad nito na nagpapatibay ng mataas na pagtingin sa UP, sa tradisyon nito, kalidad ng edukasyon, malayang pamumuhay ngunit nakakimpal sa responsableng pakikibaka at kabuuang pinakadiwa ng dalisay na kabuuran ng pamumuhay sa 'pinas.
sapagkat di ko napuntahan ang anumang pagtitipong ukol sa sentenaryo nitong mga huling buwan, itatago ko na lang muna ang apat na pirasong ito ng sandaang UP piso ko! tumaas nga sana ang halaga ng mga ito sa pagdating ng panahon... o ayon kay alvin, may bumibili raw nito sa halagang 250 pesos bawat isa. nasa'n kaya ang taong 'yun?! (",)
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
the footballer - rafael nadal.
the fencer - roger federer.
the rhytmic gymnast - maria sharapova.
the beach volleyball player - ana ivanovic.
the baseball players - bob and mike bryan.
the ice skater - serena williams.
the skier - novak djokovic.
the water polo players - ivan ljubicic and mario ancic.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
anyway, since i was representing the philippines, i wore barong during the event, which was good coz i didn't blend in the sea of suits around me. plus, it's pinoy na pinoy... suited to my topic - pinoy IT market.
Monday, July 7, 2008
"Well, it is disappointing for me I am in the same time as the best player in history, Roger Federer... I just congratulate Roger, because he always fights unbelievably. I lost the two finals, close finals. But he's still the number one. He's still the best. He's still five times champion here. Right now, I have one, so for me it's a very, very important day."