Thursday, December 30, 2010

Here's Something for a Dear Brother

cousins and pamangkins two days ago with my brother Allan(the one in blue shirt)

“Live life so completely that when death comes to you like a thief in the night,

there will be nothing left for him to steal.”

A couple of days ago, I did not have an idea of what living life completely meant. Now, I still truly do not, but at least after what happened several hours ago I have a better picture.

The multitude of relatives and friends who were with us during the few critical hours and after the passing away of my dear brother gave me the impression that he did lived, although not the best, a complete life!

Many prayed and wept with us during these early hours of our bereavement - and for this, I am very thankful to God for giving us friends and relatives like them. The pain was bearable because of you, guys!

The year ends soon but our very painful journey is still at the starting point. It may take days but I know we'll gonna make it - with God's help!

I am consoled by the fact that my brother is now with a person whose face he has not seen since he was born - our mother. Maybe she's guiding him now to heaven together with the angels and our dear departed loved ones.

One thing I would like my brother to take with him is the assurance that we'll take over wholeheartedly the responsibility he left behind for his wife and two kids. They are our family and it will stay as such forever!

Godspeed, dear brother, we will really, really miss you!

note: Allan is mine and Alpha's youngest brother. Our beloved mother, Faustina, passed away after giving birth to him thirty-nine years ago.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Greetings for the Yuletide Season

We are wishing and praying for everyone


joyous christmas,

bountiful new year,

and a more peaceful

& prosperous 2011 ahead of us!

Monday, December 13, 2010

This Beautiful Thing Called Life

With God's grace and blessings, it's christmas time once again! With a thankful heart, I bow my head and say my prayer and thanksgiving for another year given to us to enjoy life.

I have always been thankful for all the blessings He has bestowed on me and my family. Every year for me with my family is a gift from God. A precious gift nothing can take away from us.

So while we have time and we still can, let's spend precious moments with our respective families and enjoy the beautiful life with them!

For all that has been and everything that will be, to God be the glory!

Merry christmas, everyone!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Moving Out with Las Vegas Movers

I had an exciting girl talk last night with a good friend who is here for a short vacation.

From her, I learned that living away from your hometown and family is not a bed of roses at all. Survival of the fittest is the name of the game. You have to battle the longing and the feeling of helplessness while away on a land and culture so new and strange to you. Gradually, she has coped up with the life she has chosen and learned to love it despite its intricacies Together with her husband and two kids, they settled happily for several years in Las Vegas.

I am glad to learn that her eldest son has graduated from college and is now considering moving out of Las Vegas for a very irresistible job offer from a company based in the Big Apple. The mother in her made her decide to eventually move out with her son for the very much needed support.

Her only wish for now is to find fully licensed Las Vegas movers that could help them transport their household goods safely and help them lessen the burden of the complexity of moving out.

As their quest for a new life with the help of the best Las Vegas movers begins, I wish my friend the best of luck!

I am Voting for Life with Ria

A vote from me goes to Life With Ria for the Philippine Blog Awards 2010 Bloggers Choice Award.

Why am I voting for her?

It's because she's one great writer! She's young, talented and beautiful - she's got so much to offer as a blogger. She's one good reason why I look at blogging in a very respectable level.

We need more bloggers like her whose writing style is worth emulating. I know this award will be another feather in her cap.

Go on, Ria baby, keep on shinin'!

Monday, December 6, 2010

I Dreamt of Tulips

exhausting weeks
tiring trips
longing moments
are all gone

like tulips
blue skies
clear waters
now streams in my mind

how I wish
all days are like this
free from stress
we can daydream of tulips!

Precious Gold Coins

Numismatics experts affirm that gold coins mean golden investments. It is considered as wise investment due to its intrinsic value. Gold does not depreciate but as time goes by the value continues to soar higher.

Nowadays, more and more investors are putting their investments on gold coins. They usually determine the value of these gold coins through it's rarity, age, condition and the number originally minted for the purpose. They also make sure also that these gold coins are made entirely of gold.

It is really wise to invest on precious gold coins because gold is liquid or easily trade-able, it is transportable, it can be divided into smaller units and it does not decay. Unlike other precious metals, gold's value is also always stabilized. Due to its scarcity in nature, gold becomes more priceless.


BlogFest SOCCSKSARGEN Countdown

Blogfest 2010 is happening on December 11, 2010. This is one event I promise not to miss despite my very schedule for this month.

One thing that really convinced me to join this one of a kind activity is the impressive list of resource persons... My Oh My, at this point nothing can stop me from attending and listening to these talented speakers! :-)

Prof. Danilo A. Arao
Ms. Aileen Apolo - De Jesus
Mr. Dale Palileo
Mr. Jay Jaboneta
Ms. Janette Toral
Ms. Michelle L. Solon
Mr. Bobby Soriano
Mr. Ryann Z. Elumba
Ms. Ma. Ria Jose

Thanks to the man himself, Mr. Avelman "Bariles" Manansala, for conceiving and giving birth to the Blogfest 2010 concept. You rock, man!

To all bloggers and members of the new media - see you, guys!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Of Roads and Crossroads

an early morning aerial view of Davao City as captured by the author

for three weeks I was away
there was not a single day
I stopped thinking of my family
while trying not to be lonely

I have seen roads while I travel
appreciated the beauty they unravel
there were less traveled roads
as much as there were dreaded crossroads

roads can be likened to our lives
living life to the fullest thrives
crossroads are inevitable in life
glaring in chaos and strifes

roads and crossroads for always
bring us to people and places
we long to see, connect and reach
something to be thankful of and appreciate!