change something sleeps inside us and seldom wakens. The sleeper must
awaken." - Frank Herbert
At last my Barong Tagalog arrived from www.mybarong.com.
I was so impressed with the quality and workmanship. I was so happy that
I can wear this with cultural pride on Sunday's party.
Have you found the woman who's going to wear that traje de boda you've
been dreaming of that she's going to wear? [chuckles]
Garbed in the classic Philippine Barong Tagalog while I attend
our Christmas party, it was a very delightful event. I was proud to show
that aside from wearing a tuxedo, I chose the barong to wear instead.
The Filipino has a class of its own.
The party was successful and most of the entertainment was done by Pinoys.
It was a tribute to the multicultural diversity of the employees who work
in the resort.
Monday. I wore my blue casual barong at work. It suits well
according to comments I got from colleagues.
"A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little
courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented
them from making a first effort." - Sydney Smith
"I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say
that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it." -Kyle
Wake up and shine with the sun for the day has come for you to meet with
the voice on the air. The voice well receive the presence. What do they
have in common? It's a question that is left over time...perhaps left
to stay there.
"And when man faces destiny, destiny ends and man comes
into his own." - Andre' Malraux, The Voices of Silence
My vacation started today and I have wished that I could go
somewhere perhaps to the mainland and unwind there but I decided to stay
in the islands, there's nowhere else to unwind than be in the comforts
of my home sweet home. I went out to see the movie, The Lord of the Rings:
The Two Towers at the mall.
Mom, my sis-in-law, and I attended the birthday party of my
Mom's cousin's son. I'm glad to see our other relatives there and be able
to talk story.
I was in the deejay booth joining my friends there. I was given
the airtime to greet my friends and colleagues a merry Christmas and a
happy new year as well as to discuss the significance of Christmas to
the Christian community although not all professing Christians celebrate
the event. After the program, I was invited to join the Sinaitenians Christmas
party this coming Saturday.
I joined Tita Cheryl and her family and other family friends
in their Christmas dinner. Everyone enjoyed the festivities and of course
fed up. Fed up means satisfied palates for your information.
Imagine two weeks without TV is like having a house without
a window. Our old family 27" Sony Trinitron TV died after seven years
of faithful service. Now, we welcome our 55" Philips Widescreen HDTV.
Whoa! That's huge! It came in time to watch Monday Night Football as if
I'm a football fan. [chuckles]
"Great tidings of the season be upon you. Thank you
for being the person who gave regards to my very presence. Though far
from my arm's reach, you are within my hold for you define the very meaning
of my existence. It's a path that I follow until we finally find ourselves
in each other's arms. It's great to hear your voice again. Aloha wau i`a
I miss Christmas in the Philippines where I have longed for a long time.
The simbang gabi and the puto bumbong. The parol
and the children carolling from house to house, and the presence of friends
around me. Of course the inaanaks lining up upon my door. Christmas
in the United States is not as great as the one in the Philippines. People
flocking the store everyday to buy gifts for their friends and loved ones.
That's the Christmas tradition.
It is my honor and privilege to announce the launching of Radio
Pinoy, the original Pilipino music radio station on the internet
this Christmas Day. This is my gift to the Pinoys worldwide. Use Winamp
to tune in to Radio Pinoy. 'Til then!
Radio Pinoy is at its experimental stage. I've worked on Shoutcast
and Peercast server app. Adding
songs and voiceovers will be exciting tasks for me.
Today is the last day of my vacation but I'll be on vacation
again next week's Monday. I enjoyed my vacation and have refreshed my
mind but I miss work though. I'll be back to work tomorrow.
I went to WalMart to pick up the billiard table that was on layaway with
my brother. Am I ready to beat Efren "Bata" Reyes? Billiard
is a popular pastime for Pinoys in the Philippines among the young and
old. I want to play this game so there are other ways for me to spend
my leisure time.
Early at dawn the phone rang, my cousin Willie from Canada
broke the news, a family member passed away in Angono, Rizal on Christmas
Day. My cousin Amado's wife Fely suffered a heart attack. The last time
I saw her was in June 24-25, 2001 during my Dad's wake. Death is an inevitable
foe and it comes like a thief at night. We mourn her passing but we know
she will be in good hands in her ascendance in life.
The day was filled with monotony where solitude is as loud
as silence. Bettanie is my pet fish which I got from the pet
shop last night. I placed her in my office aquarium and hoping she can
acclimate to the water. Watching her, there were no signs of stress. She
was playing with the other fish and then I have decided to transfer my
old fish back to the pond through a colleague. I left the office with
a feeling that she will be alright. I will be having a long week off from
work and I am looking forward to a productive and well spent vacation.
I wish I could be elsewhere in that moment of time...with you.
bad news from my friend that Bettanie has died in the cold of
the night. She was lifeless in the aquarium. I feel sorry of her loss.
I thought she would be still living until I come back to work in the weekend.
You're right, fishes can't leave the water and breathe the air in the
Rizal Day. GMA makes the ultimate sacrifice of not seeking for
reelection in 2004 for the love of country. It's so appropriate that she
have chosen this date to make this announcement in the commemmoration
of Dr. Jose Rizal's martyrdom. The Republic of the Philippines, like its
islands, is a divided nation.
Year's Eve. A farewell moment with the year 2002. Looking back,
the year was filled with a lot of memories. There were moments of disappointments
as well as moments of jubilation. Everything that happened had its purpose
and this will serve as my guiding light in my life's journey.
Funny isn't it? Having
a life to live. Life is a gift and one is thankful for it. Live like there
is no tomorrow. Did you ever consider taking time to search the purpose
of living your life? Remember you were given life to fulfill a purpose
towards ascending to the mastery of life.
Let me say something,
"The year 2003 is within the grasp of your hands, work with it like
clay to sculpt a masterpiece of your life." I have sent this
message to a special person in my life perhaps this will inspire you,
And the countdown
begins...10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1! Happy New Year. Welcome 2003!