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Thursday, February 25, 2016
A Decade of Blissful Marriage

Today we celebrate 10 years of our marriage. This love blog will also be more than 10 years with us. I hope it will continue to document our love story in the next ten more years and more... To celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary, we will travel to Siem Reap and renew our vows in the temple of Angkor Wat that was witness to the changing world. We will renew our vows hoping that it will last as long as the temples of Angkor Wat has been.

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Sunday, February 05, 2006
Our Fairytale Wedding

After three long, colorful and memorable years of love and friendship...

Our fairytale romance comes to its   .... happily ever after.

Join us, NEKI and GHIE, in our most special day.

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Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Love Story: An Essay

A Love Story: An Essay

By Neki Soriano


Somebody once told me that "youíll never meet your future wife in a bar or disco but in the church". Maybe just another food for thought, I said, since most of my friends met their special someone in school, neighborhood, thru common friends or even blind dates. Well, sometimes you do get to meet someone in the church, like my Grace.

It was my last Sunday in Iloilo before I'll go home for the semestral break. I went to church not expecting any guest but the same people in the congregation, but then I noticed a new face present. As church tradition, she was called in front and was introduced to us as we welcomed her to our church. We usually have fellowship lunch after the service so I got to know our visitor more. She was then a college student in UP Miag-ao but she hails from Tuguegarao City, Cagayan. Sheís been in Iloilo for 3 years but she only knew of our church last week when she saw the church signboard along the road. Well, a new youth is always welcome to our small group (specially if she is pretty). Not that itís my nature to ask for phone numbers of acquintances, but with girls who catches my attention I do approach them and pretend it's just a gesture of getting to know more about a new friend (or maybe more, I thought).

So I started to text her and call almost everyday. Man, she was so sweet, polite and very courteous. I thought I could be falling for her already; but I had a problem, she seems to see me only as a big brother or barkada. I had to give her a hint so I started texting her sweet messages about admiration, special care and love. I was so nervous that she would be disappointed for what I did or she may think that I'm taking advantage of her. Then, when I felt she was getting the message I was trying to convey and she did not react neagatively, I know it was my cue to get to the next level so I bravely asked her out.

When the 2nd semester opened and we were both in Iloilo again, I started to invite her every after Church services to join me and my sister for lunch and to see some movie. Of course, I was using my sister to be discreet but actually itís a date. Until such time that I thought I got her trust then I asked her to still eat lunch together and even see movies even without my sister. We dated almost every weekend that I was always looking forward for the weekend. Still we texted often; when I wake up, during the day, at school, when I arrive home, at night until the early mornings.

Then, one night I texted her that I already have a girlfriend.....  and that itís her. When she did not react violently I knew she also has feelings for me. But when she texted back that she also has a boyfriend, and said it was me, I didnít know how to react. I was asking myself if  we were already a "WE" item or am I just assuming. I had to confirm again. I had to see her. I had to seal it with a kiss.

Our first date after that day, happened a week later. I was planning how to greet her. I had to kiss her to confirm and seal our relationship. I had to have proof or she might dismiss it as a joke. So when we met I welcomed her with a kiss in the cheek that caught her by surprise. Now itís official.

That was the start of 3 beautiful and memorable years of our relationship. After three years, I felt itís time to move to the next level. For a relationship to grow, you just have to keep moving forward. So on our 3rd anniversary, I prepared a special dinner for her. That night, I proposed to her. She gladly accepted it. As we hugged and danced that night, I said to myself, "I met my wife in the church".

The end.

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My Perfect Moments

"My Perfect Moments"  by Ghie Garcia

It was one Sunday morning of October (2001)... the last Sunday of the semester that I would be attending the worship service at Iloilo before going home for vacation... I've decided to attend the service at our church, Jaro United Methodist Church, where I've never attended the service for three years of my stay in Iloilo... To give you an account on this... this is not because I don't want to be there because it's a bit far, but it's because I've only learned that we have a church there just lately (the week before)... I've discovered it accidentally, I noticed the signboard down the road we passed on our way to Consolacion for a field trip... then I've decided to visit the place and have fellowship with my brothers and sisters in Christ... There, being a visitor I have to stand to be recognized, as it is the tradition of the church, however, I was also given the opportunity to introduce myself before the congregation... After the service, there was lunch fellowship wherein I had the chance to get to know the members better... and there was this guy who was a son of one of the bishops of our church... he seems to be the "kuya" of the young people... He seems to be kind, approachable, and "kuyang-kuya talaga." I noticed that the young people were so close to him, as if he was their elder brother... not surprising though, because YPs treat each other that way... Anyway, being new in the group, we also had conversation, something like "getting-to-know" type... asking my home church, why I'm in Iloilo, or do you know this person? when are you going home... etc. etc.... During our conversation, he asked for my number, and he rang my phone, so I can save his number too... We parted after that, me and my friend going to Gaisano for lunch and he, going home also... from then on he was my textmate... When I got home (in my dorm), he even called me... I just can't remember what we've talked about... all I remember is that our conversation was cut...

My scheduled flight for Manila was Thursday (October 23)... Actually, we're supposed to leave Iloilo at the same day for he is from Davao, however, he has an activity in Guimaras Island the day before giving him not enough time to pack up so he moved his trip Friday... Anyway, he volunteered to accompany me to the airport for he owes me a treat... When we were at the airport, we had refreshments at Bernie's Place, where we had a chance to get to know each other better... we talked... we laughed... we smiled... At that time, I felt that I already knew him, I was so comfortable with him... I just can tell him almost everything... I look up to him as my kuya... for I dont have a biological elder brother... He seems to be so gentle, caring, like an elder brother...

Finally, I arrived home (Tuguegarao) after long hours of travel (by bus)... we are in "text" contact then... We exchange messages on the way we're spending our sem-break... where we were, what we're doing, who's with us... etc. etc...

Vacation is over, time to go back to school... time to travel again... and its what I hate most... I love traveling, but I hate sitting in the bus for around 12 hours... doing nothing but sleeping... though I love sleeping... It's not that comfortable, so I cant enjoy... beside, I usually have motion sickness, and considering the long and winding road trip, it makes be throw up...

Yes, I'm back in Iloilo again... this time, I attend Sunday services at the City except for times when I have exams for the week... Anyway, at times when I attend service at Jaro, we usually take our lunch together... at Kenny Roger's SM City... then after lunch, we just have window shopping, sometimes he accompanies me buy some school stuff, sometimes we play at the arcade and sometimes we see a movie... Speaking of movies, the first ever movie that we watched together was Monsters Inc.

December, its Christmas vacation... he went home earlier than me... but he went to Baguio first before going home (Davao)... December 23 was my scheduIed trip home... When I travel, I always sleep the moment I sat on the bus to avoid motion sickness... but I wake up from time to time during stop overs or when I feel uncomfortable... When I woke up, it was also a routine to check my phone for any messages or calls I've missed to answer... Then, I've noticed a missed call from a number not in my phonebook... What I did, as I always do, was to ring that number without any intention to speak with the person... (sayang ang load...) Then surprisingly, after ringing the number, my phone rang and I answered it. I dont know the guy from the other line so I asked who he was, then he answered that he was Bishop... Gosh! I almost stammered not knowing what to do... I seem to be startled from my sleep and immediately became wide awake... I cant find the words to say... but I just said that the number gave me a ring as registered in my phone... I also added that maybe kuya (the guy) used the phone... so he (Bishop) called kuya and I was able to speak with him explaining him what had just happened... After the call, I was in my deep sleep again... Finally, I arrived home... It was my Mom's birthday, so we (together with my elder sister) proceeded to the church for the last day of the Morning Watch services... During my vacation, I received a gift unexpectedly coming from this guy... when I opened it, it was a pink (my fave color) shirt from Baguio City and a cute and simple handmade card with a message saying, "....I'm blessed for having you in my life...." I was happy then, for the surprise... I love surprises... However, I started to wonder why this guy was acting something like he's courtiing me... But I just shrugged my shoulders with the thought...

Back to school... same school and same Sunday routines... but this time, text messages with this guy seem to be different already... not just having "friendly" content but its going on a "more than a friend" direction... I was a bit upset then, I'm not so sure of my emotions, or his emotions... basically because I maybe afraid to assume... and afraid to commit and get hurt the second time around... However, there was one situation that happened, where I realized that I've already fallen for this guy... I'm not sure if he was God's Perfect plan for me but l hope he is... At the end of January (2002), I didnt just welcome him in my heart, but I also allowed him to enter my life... to keep forever...

February, it was our first date together as boyfriend-girlfriend... we had our lunch at our fave place (KR) together with his sister afterwhich we watched a movie, "the Lord of the Rings 1." Days passed and we had our second date at the Bantayan Resort, viewing the ocean... talking... smiling... we're so in-love... Months passed... It was April then, time for me to undertake my practicum as part of my curriculum in school. Luckily, I had my practicum at Davao. So I was able to meet his family and some friends... We had great moments together... memorable experiences that I'll forever cherish the rest of my life... We went to places... Jacks Ridge, GAP Farm, Philippine Eagle, UP Mindanao.... Being there with me made my practicum experience so special and unforgettable... I've learned lot of things not only from my training in the industry but most of all from him... I took a step up to maturity...

Another school year again, my last and final stage in my college years. Being a graduating student is exciting and in a way "terrifying..." in the sense that I'm not certain if I'll be able to graduate considering that I have a Special Prob and Thesis... Going back to my subject, the "love of my life," he was there all along giving me support and inspiration... though there were times that we had LQs, we never resort to break up... we just let it pass in a while then talk about it after... that's the way things are being settled between us... There was one time that we had LQ and I know its my fault... to appease him, I did something that I thought I only see in movies... my friend also agreed with me... well, I dont know if people consider it crazy or corny, but I call it love... I love this guy so much that I just made this move without considering what others would think... (wala namang ibang nakakaalam eh...) However, when that was done for me I'd consider that sweet... People might ask what I liked about him? That's not surprising, he has the looks and appeal that a woman would fall for.... he is smart... thoughtful... loving... and so romantic... I remember, on our ninth monthsary, he managed to give me three yellow roses through my best friend... I was at my dorm then, I'm thinking if I'll be going to the school library to do research and other requirements... suddenly, I heard my name being paged for a phone call... so I went down the stairs and answered my call... my friend was on the other line, asking if I'll be coming to school, I said I'm still thinking about it 'coz we dont have a class... then she said, I must go... so I said ok, then hang up... I rushed to my room and get dressed and prepared for school checking if I forgot something important... When I was at the library, my friend was smiling sweetly and immediately asked me to accompany her to the guard and handed me a bouquet telling that it came from this guy... see what I mean? Now, thats romantic... he's doing his best to show how much he cares... how special I am...

January (2003) came, its our First Anniversary... Since I'm in Miag-ao and he's in the City, I went to the City to celebrate this special occasion... It was really special and romantic... As I opened the door in the house, my eyes sparkled in surprise on the things before me... laid on the table was a big bear (I named Anni), a colorful balloon with a print saying, "Happy Anniversary," flowers and a poem with a pink background specially made for me... my name is hidden in the lines of the poem... Honestly, I didnt actually recognize it not until he told me so... how sweet... We went to SM City and see a movie (Half Past Dead), then we had our dinner at Barbeque Park, its a native restaurant situated at a river bank... we had sweet talks and somewhat reminiscing moments... That's really sweet...

Few months passed and my Graduation Day came, my parents came over to attend and celebrate my success... my Dear (I address this guy) was also present... he was able then to meet my parents... As a gift, he gave me a watch, which I wear on my graduation... We celebrated at the same place, where we celebrated our Anniversary... I actually chose the place 'coz its memorable to me...

Summer came, I enrolled non-degree courses in preparation for my board exam (the first board exam for fisheries). These courses last for a month and it ended first week of June... I was so sad and lonely then... It would mean being apart from the one I love... Actually, some of my friends were teasing me that I am enrolling a course on LDLA, which stands for Long Distance Love Affair... The day I left Iloilo, I was in tears then, its very hard for me to leave... aside from being away to my Dear, I'm so uncertain on when we'll be seeing each other again... It was really sad... especially that I'm used to be hanging around with him whenever time permits...

I was hired as a Research Assistant at the WorldFish Center-Philippines, which was based in Laguna. I was new in the place and had only few friends and that adds up to my loneliness. My routine was work, take out dinner then in my room... I tried to review and prepare myself for the board exam... July came, I celebrated my birthday with some of my friends... as our form of communication, we exchange text messages, calls, e-mails and chat... One good thing that happened was I was given a chance to have a trip in Iloilo... so, we had sometime to be together, I was so happy for that chance coz I missed him so much... For the rest of the year we relied to text messages, calls, e-mails and chat using webcam, thanks to the technology. Then, there was an event at UPV in December, which was the Pagpanginbulahan a recognition ceremony for UPV board passers... so being one of them, I used this as an excuse at the office to go to Iloilo with a hidden agenda... if you know what I mean... We were together once again... we visited the Angelicum, CPU, and we had dinner at a place where they serve iced tea in a fish bowl, we really had a great time together though it was too short...

Our Second Anniversary seem to be an ordinary day for me... We were not together to celebrate it... We only exchanged gifts... thanks to the mail system, at least we know its working... Again, thanks to the technology... it helped us communicate and see each other despite the distance...

Months passed so fast... Its already April, my Dear's graduation... I came back to Iloilo to be with him on this special occasion of his life, his graduation from Medicine... he is now a Medical Doctor... Actually, I accompanied her grandmother went up the stage to do the honors... I felt flattered and with great pride for that opportunity given to me... I felt how special I am to him... then we had our celebration at Day's Hotel... Another thing I couldnt forget from that trip was the day I arrived... we went to Robinsons for lunch, there I met his Titas, cousin and grandmother... After lunch, he showed me his exhibit (aside from being a doctor, he is also a photo artist), I was so surprised when I saw my picture in one of the exhibits under portrait... I couldnt believe it... What am I doing here, I managed to ask... Anyway, funny thing was that, it won 2nd place under that category... Unbelievable! How can that happen?!

After his graduation, he joined me back to Manila, where he moved for his internship... I was happy then 'coz we can be together at least every weekend... we watch movies... we go on a night swimming in resorts nearby... we play... we dine in nice places... we just enjoyed each other's company... such lovely couples...

I'll never forget my birthday, I can say its one of the happiest moments in my life... He gave me a very big teddy bear (Bidi) and then we went to Tagaytay as my request... we visited the "Palace in the Sky," overlooking the Taal Volcano... the Peoples Park, such a nice place... then had dinner at Maxx, where I burst in tears... I was so happy and I couldnt contain myself so I cried... Tears of joy, I guess... or a trace of bitterness of the past birthdays I had... I really treasure this moment...

Seeing each other on weekends gives me joy and excitement that makes me look forward for weekends... We usually go to mall (SM North, Megamall, Robinsons, Gateway, Walter Mart, Shangri-la) walk around, play basketball or other games at the arcade, sing in the videoke ''bar,'' then often times watch movies... sometimes we also go to places like zoo (Manila zoo, Malabon zoo), parks (Intramuros, Ninoy Aquino Park 'n Wildlife, Luneta, Quezon Memorial Circle, EK, Star City and more...) just walk around, enjoy the place, have a chat, watch the sunset (whenever we catch it), smile together, laugh, giggle at each other's jokes and simply enjoy... have quality time together... sometimes we also go there to play badminton and have a bet, wherein the looser will treat the winner... sad to say, I'm always defeated... There was this time also that we went to Enchanted Kingdom... we enjoy the rides and the amusements... and we're a bit tired at the end of the day... our first stop was the 'fun house' then we tried bump cars, the swan, log jam (whew! that was scary... by the way, we bought a photo of this experience), the rapids (where I enjoyed it even though I'm a bit wet...), of course ferris wheel (where my Dear was a bit scared) and the grand carousel... We also tried the 4D, the basketball, which I enjoyed... It was really fun and exciting... Another thing we love doing is dining at different restaurants... we tried several restaurants at different places already... In Iloilo, we've dined at Days Hotel, Bavaria (German restaurant), Jo's, Casa Monteclaro, Talabahan, Barbeque Park, Musťť restobar, Al dente, Hotel del Rio, etc. etc... In Los BaŮos, Kamayan sa Palaisdaan, Dalampasigan, Makiling Cafe, Ihaw Express, Selinas, Isabels... in Davao, Jacks Ridge, Mandarin, ''mountain top,'' and in Manila, Treehouse, Muang Thai, Japs resto, Yellow Cab, Old Spaghetti House, Dadz (eat all you can), Roxas Blvd., Gerry's Grill, Pier 1, and Singing Cooks and Waiters, where we dined recently... and I didnt only enjoy the food, but I also enjoyed the performance of the cooks and waiters... I had really great time...

Now, going back... my Dear attended our Christmas Party (office)... we had games, which both of us participated... the newspaper dance, the ''egg'' game (I dont know how the game was called) and others... we both enjoyed I guess...

January (2005). Our Third Anniversary... I didnt know what to expect... but what I have in mind is that we'll be having a simple dinner prepared by him then we'll dance or watch movie after... however, I was so surprised... so amazed that I dont know how to react... I'd like to share you my most unforgettable and heart overwhelming experience, which I think was the happiest moment in our relationship so far... Though how simple it seems, for me its wonderful and romantic... Since I came from Los BaŮos then, he fetched me at the drop off point nearby... then we walked to his place... as I opened the door, the room was a bit dim and I could smell the fragrance of rose petals... the camera was set in its place... the table was already set and in it are pink candles, stuff toys in a basket with a balloon having an ''I Love You'' print in it and another having Happy Anniversary, a big card and bouquet of flowers wrapped in pink fancy wrapper... as I entered the room... seeing these things touched my heart... I felt so special... that I find myself in tears... I hugged him tight while tears were falling down my face... He tried to calm me down and wanted to take a picture, but I dont... I dont want to see a picture of myself in tears... But anyway, I managed to compose myself, so he assisted me to my chair and dinner was served... it was a candlelight dinner... he was the cook, the waiter, the photographer and my date all at the same time... I did nothing... While we were having dinner, music was playing in the background... After dinner, he washed the dishes while I remained in my chair staring at the lighted candles, smelling the flowers and admiring the stuff toys, the place which he decorated with rose petals... When he was done he handed me the big card... it had a beautiful message and also written was a poem made by him, which had a very striking content that the last sentence of it played in my mind over and over... its a question saying, ''would you become my wife?'' I didnt say anything after reading that, but I asked him to read it for me... I'd like him to be the one to deliver it that I would better appreciate it coz he was the one who made it, I'd like to see his expression... and with the last question, he'd taken out a figurine containing a ring and slipped the ring in my right ring finger... and gave me a caricature with the words, "Will you marry me?" It took me a few seconds to answer... 'coz I never expected it... but I finally said "yes" and signed it in the space provided in the caricature... then we kissed and hugged... we danced... we celebrated our anniversary and at the same time our Engagement... it was indeed a very special event in our lives that I wanted to last forever... With this, I thanked God for working in our lives and specially in our relationship... and I look forward for the time that God would bless us together as lifetime partners...


My perfect moments? All of these, but the very special one will be the time that I will be walking down the aisle wearing my elegant white dress... then the love of my life will be waiting for me near the altar and singing as I walk... then as I draw near him, he would be smiling sweetly... and will assist me to the altar... as we both make our vow before our Creator... "in sickness or in health, in richest or in poor... till death do us part..."



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Friday, July 22, 2005
Our Wedding Song

I Will Be Here (Steven Curtis Chapman)

Tomorrow morning if you wake up and the sun does not appear I will be here If in the dark, we lose sight of love Hold my hand, and have no fear 'Cause I will be here I will be here When you feel like being quiet When you need to speak your mind I will listen And I will be here When the laughter turns to cryin' Through the winning, losing and trying We'll be together I will be here Tomorrow morning, if you wake up And the future is unclear I will be here Just as sure as seasons were made for change Our lifetimes were made for these years So I will be here I will be here And you can cry on my shoulder When the mirror tells us we're older I will hold you And I will be here To watch you grow in beauty And tell you all the things you are to me I will be here I will be true to the promise I have made To you and to the One who gave you to me Tomorrow morning, if you wake up And the sun does not appear I will be here Oh, I will be here.

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Friday, July 15, 2005
How Real Men Love Women

(from Ecka)

Only real men know how to treat the woman he loves. Read, Learn, and Put into good use.

1. Tell her she is beautiful, not hot.

2. Hold her hand at any moment even if it just for a second.

3. Kiss her on the forehead.

4. Leave her voice messages to wake up to.

5. Always tell her how beautiful she is, no matter what she's wearing.

6. When she is upset, hold her tight and tell her how much she means to you.

7. Recognize the small things . . . THEY USUALLY MEAN THE MOST!

8. Call her.

9 . Sing to her no matter how horrible your voice is.

10. Pick her over all the other girls you hang out with.

11. Write her notes. {she loves them}

12. Introduce her to family and friends as  your girlfriend.

13. Play with her hair.

14. Pick her up, tickle her and play-wrestle with her.

15. Sit in the park and just talk to her.

16. Tell her funny jokes, tell her stupid jokes, just tell her jokes.

17. Throw pebbles at her window in the middle of the night just because you missed her.

18. Let her fall asleep in your arms.

19. Carve your names into a tree.

20. If she's mad at you, apologize because SHE is always right.


22. Bring her flowers just because.

23. Treat her the same around your friends as you do when you're alone.

24. Look her in the eyes and smile.

25. Let her take as many pictures of you as she wants.

26. Slow dance with her, even if there isn't any music playing.

27. Kiss her in the rain.

28 . If your in love with her . . . tell her.

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Sunday, July 03, 2005

Today is my fiancee's birthday. I am celebrating her birthday but she is not with me here. She went back to her home province. I will celebrate her birthday anyway.

People these days oftentimes choose not to celebrate their birthdays. I pity them for not having a good idea why people should celebrate birthdays. When you celebrate your birthday, you are doing two things. First you are celebrating your birth. The birth that gave your life. How else would you thank God for giving your life but by celebrating it on your birthday. Why else do tyou think we celebrate Jesus' birthday. To celebrate his birth and the meaning of his life.

That is the other reason for celebrating birthdays. To celebrate the meaning of your life. If having life isn't enough reason to celebrate, then the meaning of your life and how it has become to be a blessing to others is cause for a celebration. Every year when your birthday comes, you thank God for the year of blessing He has given you. You thank God for another year of maturity. You thank God for another to come and the people around you would definitely would like to thank God too.

That is why we party. We have parties and celebration. Because you don't thank God alone, you thank Him with your family and friends. That's why we have lots of food. Because the food is the symbol of God's abundant grace and blesing he has given you. And of course, what better way to interact and celebrate with other people than over food.

So, if ever someone's NOT celebrating a birthday may need to some friendly advice from you. And when you can convince that person to celebrate, then I'm sure you'll have a FREE dinner tonight.

Happy birthday Baby! This cakes for your birthday and I'm eating it alone.... Bwahaha...

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Tuesday, June 21, 2005
The Tragedyof Puti

Sa gitna ng kabundukan ay may isang
bahay. Nakatira dito ay mag-asawa at
kanilang anak. Kasama din nila sa
kanilang pang-araw-araw ang aso nilang

Ang aso nilang itoy may taglay na
kakyahan upang unawaain ang salita ng
kanyang amo. Animoy may utak parang

Isang gabi ay nagkasakit ang among
babae. Kinakailangang magpatingin
kaagad ito sa doctor. Ngunit gabi na at
wala na rin silang madadatnan sa bayan
kung sila ay yayao. Kayat nagpasya ang
mag-asawa na ipagpabukas na lang ang
pagpunta sa bayan.

Dumating ang umaga at handa na ang
mag-asawa. Ngunit ang babae ay nag-
aalinlangan kung papano ang kanilang
anak. Sabi ng lalaki, wag kang mag-
alala. Andito ang alaga nating aso. Siya
na ang bahala sa ating anak.

Ano? Ang asong ito? Magbabantay sa
ating anak?, di makapaniwalang sabi ng
asawang babae. Oo, siya nga..bakit, di
ka ba naniniwala na kaya niya?, tanong
ng asawang lalaki.

Hayop siya at di noya kayang gawin ang
mga gawaing pantao, wika ng
babe. Wala ka pa atang alam, aking
misis. Manood ka., sabi ng lalaki habang
nagtimpla ito ng gatas ng bata at
inilapag ito sa mesa. Sumipol ang
among lalaki at sa pagkarinig ng asoy
dali-dali itong pumunta sa kinaroroonan

Ibigay mo ito kay beybi, utos ng among
lalaki sa aso. Kinagat naman ng aso ang
bote at isnubo ito sa bata. Di nito iniwan
ang bata hanggan sa maubos ang laman.
Pinagmasdan ito ng among babae at
nagpasya ngang iwan na rin ang kanilang
anak sa alaga nila.

Gabi na nang sila ay makarating sa
kanilang munting tahanan. Mula sa
malayo ay naaninag nila ang kanilang
putting aso. Ngunit, hindi na puti ang
kulay nito. Kayat namamadali silang
lapitan ito.

Nanlaki ang mga mata ng mag-asawa sa
nakita nila. Naliligo na sa dugo ang
kanilang aso. Galit na galit sila.
Nagkatinginan ang mag-asawa at walan
isang sandali at bumunot ng baril ang
among lalaki. BANG! At itoy pinutok sa
alaga nilang aso. Umuungol sa sakit ang
asong puti. Hindi pa nakuntento ang
lalaki at isang pang putok ang
pinakawalan nito sa katawan ng walang
kalaban-labang aso. Nanghihina na ang
aso ngunit pawing hinihintay pa ang amo
sa susunod niyang gawin.

Naghawak kamay ang mag-asawa at
kumaripas ng takbo sa kinaroroonan ng
kanilang nag-iisang anak. Sa ilalim ng
duyan nito ay nagkalat ag dugo. SA isang
banda ay nakita nila ang katawan ng
isang napalaking sawa-patay. NIlapitan
nila ang duyan ng kanilang anak.
Mahimbing na natutulog ang bata..

Pagkuway naalala ng among lalaki ang
aso. Inisip niyang siya ang nagligtas sa
kanilang anak. Binalikan ng among lalaki
an gang putting aso. Gumagapang
papunta sa paaanan ng amo ang aso.
Mangiyak-ngiyak ang among lalaki sa
kanyang pagkakamali.

At sa huling sandali ng buhay ng aso ay
humalik ito sa paa ng among lalaki
pawang nagsasabing Master, ginawa ko
na po ang aking trabaho. Mahal ko po

Ilang sandali lang at binawian na ito ng

Posted at 11:26 am by ikens
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Tuesday, June 14, 2005
You Are a Blessing

If you woke up this morning
with more health than illness,
you are more blessed than the
million who won't survive the week.

If you have never experienced
the danger of battle,
the loneliness of imprisonment,
the agony of torture or
the pangs of starvation,
you are ahead of 20 million people
around the world.

If you attend a church meeting
without fear of harassment,
arrest, torture, or death,
you are more blessed than almost
three billion people in the world.

If you have food in your refrigerator,
clothes on your back,a roof over
your head and a place to sleep,
you are richer than 75% of this world.

If you have money in the bank,
in your wallet, and spare change
in a dish someplace, you are among
the top 8% of the world's wealthy.

If your parents are still married and alive,
you are very rare,
especially in the United States.

If you hold up your head with a smile
on your face and are truly thankful,
you are blessed because the majority can,
but most do not.

If you can hold someone's hand, hug them
or even touch them on the shoulder,
you are blessed because you can
offer God's healing touch.

If you can read this message,
you are more blessed than over
two billion people in the world
that cannot read anything at all.

You are so blessed in ways
you may never even know.





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Thursday, May 19, 2005

No one falls in love by choice, it is by
No one stays in love by chance, it is by
And no one falls out of love by chance, it
is by

To my friends who are NOT SINGLE:
Love isn't about becoming somebody
else's "perfect person". It's about finding
who helps you become the best person
you can

To my friends who are SINGLE:
Love is like a butterfly. The more you
chase it, the
more it eludes you. But if you just let it
fly, it will
come to you when you least expect it.
Love can
make you happy but often hurts. Love's
special when you give it to someone who
is really
worth it. So take your time and choose
the best.

To my friends who are PLAYBOY/GIRL
Never say "I love you" if you don't care.
Never talk
about feelings if they aren't there. Never
touch a life
if you mean to break a heart. Never look
in the eye
when all you do is lie. The cruelest thing
a guy can
do to a girl is to let her fall in love when
he doesn't
intend to catch her fall.

To my friends who are MARRIED:
Love is not about "it's your fault," but "I'm
Not "Where are you," but "I'm right here."
Not "How could you," but "I understand."
Not "I wish you were," but "I'm thankful
you are."

To my friends who are ENGAGED:
The true measure of compatibility is not
the years
spent together but how good you are for
each other.

To my friends who are HEARTBROKEN:
Heartbreaks last as long as you want and
cut as
deep as you allow them to go. The
challenge is not
how to survive heartbreaks but to learn
from them.

To my friends who are NAIVE:
How to be in love: fall but don't stumble;
consistent but not too persistent; share
and never
be unfair; understand and try not to
demand; and
get hurt but never keep the pain.

To my friends who are POSSESSIVE:
It breaks your heart to see the one you
love happy
with someone else, but it's more painful
to know
that the one you love is unhappy with

To my friends who are AFRAID TO
Love hurts when you break up with
someone. It
hurts even more when someone breaks
up with
you. But, love hurts the most when the
person you
love has no idea how you feel.

To my friends who are STILL HOLDING
A sad thing about life is when you meet
and fall in love, only to find out in the
end that it
was never meant to be and that you have
years on someone who wasn't worth it. If
he isn't
worth it now, he's not going to be worth it
a year or
10 years from now. Let go...

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