This day won’t be complete without me greeting this great person a happy birthday. Xie, Kapatid, Maca or whatever I call you, happy happy birthday! Debut mo na, anong plano natin? Ikaw ang nagbinyag sa akin ng katawagang “XIE” dahil sabi mo lagi kong sinasabi iyon dati kapag nagpapa-thank you. Now I want you to know how thankful I am to have a friend like you. Xie xie ne! By the way, let me give you these reason why I/we feel so lucky to have you…

  1. Thank you for always being my friend, teacher, brother, consoler, listener, preacher, shock absorber… name it, you can be it. Sa sobrang pagiging versatile at flexible ata ng personality mo, naabuso ko na kung minsan. Ang bait mo lang kasi lage. Salamat!
  2. Thank you for being patient and understanding. Lagi kang nandyan para sa amin. Para intindihin ang mga hinaing namin. Ano man ang kailangan or inaasahan namin mula sayo, lagi mong nabibigay. Giver much? Hehe. Nah, I mean. Andami mong naiibigay sa amin na hindi ko na alam kung paano ka pasalamat.
  3. Salamat sa pag-aalam sa kwento ng buhay namin. Busy ka man o malayo sa amin, salamat sa pag-aalala saming mga kaibigan mo. Swerte kami at mayroon kaming taong gaya mo. Lagi ka kasing to the reach out eh. :)
  4. Thanks for all the ‘korni jokes’, knock-knocks and banat. We can’t imagine how gloomy our lives will be kung wala ang isang gaya mong nag-lilighten up ng mood ng paligid namin. Siguro, madalas wina-waley ka namin, pero deep inside, natutuwa kami talaga sayo.
  5. Salamat sa paghawa mo sa amin. Because of your light mood and positive outlook in life, naiimpluwensyahan mona rin ang nega-ng gaya ko. Hindi ganoon ka-bright ang pagtingin ko sa buhay. Pero noong nakilala kita, I realized how easy it is to handle difficult situations.

Iyon na muna sa ngayon, dadagdagan ko nalang sa mga susunod na birthday mo. Yong mga kuha natin sa taas, sana naalala mo. Yung una, kuha natin kasama ang dabar before graduation (souvenir daw), yung pangalawa nung third year (u know the story already), yung pangatlo’t pang-apat kuha sa getto natin last year(pinagsama-sama ang mga magkaka-schoolmates sa college), yung second lane kuha lang natin kama-kailan sa reunite natin with dabar (ang saya ng mga mukha naten), yung sa last part (xmas party, recogday at kuha sa room noong third year).

Ang sarap lang alalahanin ang mga moments na kasama ka. Ngayon, ang swerte ko tuloy dahil kahit papano, kahit akong mag-isa lang sa kursong napili ko sa tropa natin, andoon ka kasama kong nag-iisa rin sa kurso sa iskwela. See you sa pasukan! Salamat din sa wagas na likes! Confirm all. Miss kana nameng mga Bebers! Enjoy ka sa bakasyon mo, Kapatid =) Sorry late message. Mehehe ~

This girl tickled my heart so much when I had an encounter with her, last Sunday. After receiving her school supplies and pair of slippers, I approached her.

Fate: Hello, oh ano kasya mo ba?
LGirl: (yakap yakap ang mga tsinelas) Maganda po, ate. Salamat po.
Fate: Oh, tulungan na kita! Suot na natin sayo.
LGirl: Huwag na po, ate. Ibibigay ko po sa Mama ko. Wala din po kasi syang tsinelas.
Fate: Ang swerte naman ng Mama mo sayo :) 

Seeing how sincere she is, touched me so much. Considering the fact that the slippers might not fit her mother’s feet, still, her thought of not using them proved to me how she loves he mother so much. Kids, nowadays, really.

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Hi there, my sweetest Sweetcorn (namiss ko ang pagtawag ng ganito sayo, Bebe)!

Since I have given you my personal greeting already; now, I would like to extend my sincerest greeting to you. This may be considered as late already but I want mine to be special from the rest. So instead of giving this to you yesterday, I made it on your another year’s very first day. (feeling VIP much ba ako? hehe. espesyal ka sakin eh)

Bawat litrato dito ay may kwento. Bawat ngiti, wacky pose, pakyut, etc. Pero hindi ko na iisa-isahin pa. Alam ko naman, lahat ng mga iyon, nakatago pa rin sa kailaliman ng ating mga tumitibok na puso. Kasama na rin rito ang mga litratong tanging ang makakaalala lang ay ang pagbabalik-nakaraan natin sa ating pinagsamahan.

Sa pagbalik ko sa ating larawan, masasabi ko na marami na rin tayong sabay na napagdaanan. Ika nga, name it, we had it. Gayunpaman, sa lahat ng mga araw na iyon na nakasama kita, hindi ko masasabing kilalang-kilala na talaga kita. Ang mga iyon ay hindi pa sapat para sa ating dalawa. Dahil alam ko, marami pa tayong idadagdag pa sa mga susunod na mga araw, linggo, buwan o taon man. Magpakailanman.

I feel so glad and lucky to have a person like you in my life. You’re a blessing to all of us. Thank you, Sc. :) Lastly, I’m looking forward to… (punan mo nalang ‘to ng mga wishes mo) Bes, I & all those people who love you will always be by your side. I lalalalalalabyu, Sweetcorn! 


I really enjoy movies like these. Not only does it make us entertain, but it also teaches us many values in life. It may be really for kids to enjoy but it gives me the same kind of happiness and life-learning(s) too.

  • You’ve got to let go of the stuff in the past because it just doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is what we choose to be now.
  • Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. But today is a gift. That is why it is called “Present”.
  • The most important thing is now.
  • Your story may not have such a happy beginning but that doesn’t make you who you are, it is the rest of your story, who you choose to be.
  • Inner peace!

Stop fighting… let it flow. 

    THREE LITTLE KITTENS.

    (Kapampangan Version)
    Trans by: Candace T.

    Itang atlung malating kuting, awala de ing kaput da tapos ginaga la.
    "Oh Ima! Awala ne ing kaput mi"
    "Nano? Awala ye ing kaput yu? Ika yu ne, ng ka salbayi."
    Ali dakau kanian dinan putu”
    "Meeow, meeow, meeow, ala nakaming putu."
    Ikit na ning atlung malating kuting ing kaput da,
    Kaybat ginaga la
    "Ima o! Lawen mu,Lawen mu!"
    Ikit mi ne ing kaput mi”
    "Sulod yu ne pin ing kaput yu ikaung magalo a kutinH
    Banta dinan ko na kaung putu”
    "Meeow, meeow, meeow,
    Ngeni,mangan tanang putu.”
    Sinulod na neng atlung malating kuting deng kaput da
    Kaybat kenan na la deng putu da,
    "Oh ima, matatakutan kami 
    Kasi atin neng dinat ing kaput mi.”
    "Nano? Medinatan la deng kaput yu? Salbaying kuting!"
    Kaybat, ginaga la na naman “Meeow, meeow, meeow”
    Kaybat meg mengisnawang mabayat ing mga kuting,
    Binanlo na ning atlung malating kuting deng kaput da
    Ampung pelangi na
    "Oh ima,ali me ba dimdam
    Na binanlo mi na ing kaput mi.”
    "Nano? Binanlo yu ne? Kaganaka yu ne mga kuting"
    Pero atin kung ababawung dagis
    "Meeow, meeow, meeow" Dagis banda keni… 

    Ibat ya keni. Ing kaluguran ming ayni eya makaying byasang mag-kapampangan. Pero pag dimdam meng magsalitang kapampangan, balamu emune buring patuknangan. Asneng ka-kyut. Ing tono ampong ing pamagsalita na asnang kasanting pakiramdaman. Kayapin, mengapabilib ku talaga, anyang gewa na ini — ing kapampangan version ning Three Little Kittens. Kagaling mo, Dhae. Ika na, the best ka! Gawan muna kanyan itang live-action na nini, ne? Ampo tang audio na. Miss danaka. :)

    Anyareh?

    Nafeel mo na ba yung masakit yung loob mo kasi ayaw mong magpagupit pero kailangan na talaga? Yung sinasabi mong ‘wag pakahaba ang putulin sa buhok mo? Yung dapat trim lang ‘wag yung super magiging ikli na? Yung bawat gupit ng gunting kinakabahan ka kasi baka sobrang i-stlye ang buhok mo? Ganun eh.

    Na-trauma na kasi ako ata ako. Nung bata pa ako, pinutol ang buhok mula malapit sa may baywang hanggang sa balikat. Linaw pa ng alaala kong iyon. Iyak ako ng iyak kase raw sabi ng naggugupit, maikli lang. Pagkaalis namin ni Mama, parang pwede ng gawing wig yong nakuhang buhok sakin. Tapos everytime na magsusuklay ako, bitin ang sukat ko kasi sobrang ikli na ng buhok na sinusuklayan ko. Nakakalungkot lang.

    Naging panatag naman ako ng wala masyadong nakapansing at nakahalatang nagpagupit ako. Atleast, hindi ganoon ka-obvious pero feeling ko andami ng nabawas. Pero sa totoo lang, mas malungkot pa yung mga kaibigan ko kaysa sa akin dahil nagpagupit ako. At nag-impose na sila ng bagong rule, na huwag ng magpagupit hangga’t hindi magkaka-level ang mga haba ng buhok namen. Belo na sa mga panahong iyon ang buhok ko.

    How I Miss Home & My Daddy

    For quite a while now, I have experienced to be away from home; living in a girls dormitory with my cousin, Mia. I knew it would be advantageous and beneficial on my part due to life’s circumstances — rotational duties in nursing, board exam review days & of course, being a medical student. Indeed, it helped me greatly but these past few days, I’m missing a lot about home.

    I miss the sound of my Mom’s voice; how she would ask me how my day went through, if I have eaten already or what my other schedules would be. I miss my younger sisters; how they make me laugh and remove my stress effortlessly. I miss my Daddy’s voice echoing wherever the phone of my Mom is, it’s as if he is also in the house with us. I miss having long dinner meals with “how-was-your-day” talks with my Mom and my siblings. I miss being with my sisters — studying together in the dining table, eating ice cream, chips, fries, ramen, sampaloc or whatever we crave for that moment, singing at our loudest, crazy dancing or just lying in the bed watching TV. I miss having random moments in our parents’ room doing crazy things, rest/sleep there and wake up late the next day.

    Thank God, it’s Friday again tomorrow! My favorite part of the week. Contrary to other people who would have their night out on a friday night with friends or even a date with a special someone; on my part, I become the person who is very eager to fix her things and go straight home. Friday nights and weekends are exclusively for my family because they keep me recharged and regain strength to have energy for the coming week. I would rarely trade my weekends for else unless it is importantly important. So excited for tomorrow! 💕

    PS: Oh btw, I’m not an anti-social person, I have a very very close friend, very close friends, close friends, and friends too! They have my weekdays, of course! :-)

    06.10.11.50

    So far, this day had been really fruitful for me. Halfway through. Let me share what’s causing me GV.

    • Mia spent the night here. We both watched He Was Cool and both loved it. After, we played Millionaire’s Game with her sister, Mica and my sister, Meyang. I missed having nights like these with my cousins since they have started going to school already. Gives us less time to bond and have fun. Nevertheless, weekends are always there to keep our bonding moments alive.
    • Started this day early with Mama. Went off to San Fernando. On the ride to and fro, I continued reading Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho. I’ve learned that love is something we give wholeheartedly to the person we share that feeling too. And also, love is not about possessing the person we care about. It’s not owning.
    • Got back home the same time NBA Final Game started. Solely cheered for my team, Dallas Mavericks! I feel so proud for them. I didn’t knew a some of my friends are also in favor of them. All this time, I thought all were rooting for Miami Heat. At least now, I know, it’s even. Whoever wins, wins. But I’m hoping that my Dallas will win. 
    • Lunch Date with my youngest sister, Meyang. For a week now, we usually take our lunch together. She shares with me how her morning went, what merienda she ate, assigments she need to make, her friend’s issues and other things she’d learned from school. 
    • 000-0000 (Incoming Call) And the rest is history. I missed you <3

    This what happens when you suddenly get an empty camera battery on a long-day trip. And, this really was my last resort. Memories captured through photos are irreplaceable. We can never go back in time, and so the only remembrance that we could have are the photos taken with our loved ones and friends. I treasure my memories as photos that much. Forgive me with this, I had to do it. (^.^)

    Happy 16th!

    Good morning, Dande! :) Happy 16th! Lebye! :*

    Who wouldn’t be happy to have a morning message like this? Since I wasn’t able to greet her a happy new year, and that I am always late in some ways, I greeted her first thing in the morning of the 2nd day of January. And up until this morning, it’s went on and on and on. If it’s not me who would greet her, it’s her who’ll greet me for the day. It sets up the mood for our day. It’s been awhile since we’ve been together. I miss your hug and kwentos, Laverna. I used to call her that which I’ve got from a character in a Barbie Movie. Back in high school, those movies of barbie from swan lake to fairytopia got us together. We both are childlike and we love to sing. She’s the best at singing, I’m the one lipsync-ing and interpreting. Mehehehe (^.^)

    Weird habit, it may be. It may sound like those in an intimate relationship, those in deep love. But who cares, we’re girl friends! I miss you, Laverna. See you on HAUDays!

    So, ako pala ang problema.

    Kinaumagahan, biglang:

    "So, tinulugan mo ako? Good night."
    "Matud ne ing…"
    "Busy ka ba? Nakatulog ka na?"
    "Matud na ka?"
    "Late messages na naman?"
    At ang pinaka-masaklap sa lahat, ”              ” 

    Ipapauna ko na, hindi ko kayo tinutulugan. Siguro nagsasawa na kayo sa mga rason kong ‘late messages’, ‘kakareceive kolang’, ‘sorry late reply. kakadating lang’, ‘diko natanggap’, etcetera etcetera. Pero sa totoo man, lahat ng mga iyon, totoong-totoo. Laging nasa tabi ko ang selpon ko ngayon, at pagka-vibrate, kuha ako agad, at kung importante talaga, mabilis akong magreply. The moment na maka-receive ako ng text, reply agad ako. Nakaka-asar lang talaga na ngayon sinisipag akong magteteks-ting, nagloloko naman. Pagbigyan mona man ako, bakasyon pa. 

    Ako ba ang may kasalanan o ang network o ang mismong selpon ko? Sa akin naman kasi, late messages. Sa iba naman raw, hindi. Choosy ba ang network na gamit ko? Ako lang ang biktima? Favoritism. Naiisip ko naman, kung puno na inbox ko, kaya hindi pumapasok mga texts sa akin. Pero hindi naman, half full lang. Hassle lang kasi talaga lalo na ‘pag gabi. Yung tipong, may importanteng pinag-uusapan, maya-maya, biglang walang text na marereceive. Heto, sunud-sunod na vibrations ang nasa tabi ko. Sabay-sabaw na namang pumasok ang mga messages ko. Ctrl+A+Del.

    Pasensya na talaga. Sana maintindihan mo.

    06-06.

    I got home at around 10:30 pm from our Getto for Real with my elementary friends. It has been postponed a lot of times already. We’ve planned number of get-together’s already and none of them did worked. All have their reasons for not making it. Either they’re busy or not at home. So the date was moved from this day to another.

    But last night, after a long long time, we’ve decided to have a surprise get-together. Whoever will come, so be it. However, we still put an effort of inviting our other classmates by going to their houses one by one since all of us live in the same community. We walked from block to block. At first, there were these who were zealous to come, few said they’ll just follow after their errands, some have many reasons of not attending, some said yes but didn’t come and others were not home. But at the end of the day, we didn’t lose hope, although we’re not complete, we did try our best to enjoy and catch up with one another.

    Our memorable day shall be shared later on…  I just want to remember this exact date. I won’t really really want to forget this day. I have realized that if we really badly want something done, then let it be done no matter what. Others may not cooperate, but let’s not lose hope. Rather, we should be looking at the brighter side of those people who are more than willing to cooperate. Just be thankful enough that there are still these people who wanted to be with us too. From there, we get strength and just enjoy the current situation. Think not of any distress of not being complete but instead appreciate the moment we are sharing with these wonderful people.

    To some, yesterday may be the end of summer. To us, it was just the start. 

    • Call time: @ Mabel’s place, 1pm. We wore our ‘terno’ outfits, as always. Mine was pink, hers was blue. Went to Chamy’s place to say good bye. She wasn’t able to come (sad) with us. 
    • All we Did: were to chat, talk, tell stories, walk, walk, eat, chat, eat, chat, eat, eat and eat. Watching Kung Fu Panda 2 was on our list too, but instead of buying a ticket, we bought food. We also saw @superchin! She even asked if we’re sisters. I’m glad to say, yes.
    • Usual Routine: go to Dept Store (make-ups, bags, shoes); go to other different stalls (shoes, clothes, bags); go to CD-R King (gadget’s accesories & the like) and of course, SIT and EAT.
    • Took a Rest: posed for wacky shots. We also met Baby Pogi. “Ang panget niyan” — he peeked one of our candid photos where only half of our faces were shown.
    • Round & Food Trip: from SMC, we went to Enigma near AUF to visit and wait our buddy, Yhulz. Got to check on my friends through Wi-fi, my bebes especially. McFloat & Siomai House before going homey-home.
    • Free Trip: Lucky because, we’re only six the jeepney, not too crowded. Unlucky because, we walked on our way home. Also, we didn’t get the chance to go back @ Chamy’s place due to walkathon.

    I am more than happy. How did your first day go? :)

    Tap Tap Domination

    First day of my vacation is more than I thought it would be. I woke up late, didn’t eat my breakfast, looked so messy and lazy to get up. I know if I won’t stand up, my day would be so ordinary. And so I made my day productive as I could make it. So to sum my afternoon up, it went very well with my sister, Meyang. 

    Dusk came and my friends invited me to go on a walk outside. We had dinner (burgers) together and spent maybe an hour or two of chatting. But what killed most of our time is this, the famous Tap Tap. We took turns in playing. During the game, it’s like a matter of life and death. No talking, all pokerfaces. I told them I’m really no good in playing this. And so they’ve cheered for me. But during the first set of games, I was so lucky to have won all the battles and defeated them. Next round, they were cheering for each other. They even mentioned, “Walang kaibi-kaibigan dito. Kailangan ka naming talunin.” And all are against me. And so I’ve lost, once. >:) At sumaya ang sangkatauhan. *forever tawa*

    Every now and then, I always look for time to be with my childhood friends. No matter how busy we are, we usually reserve a night or an hour for us to be with each other. Madalas, biglang yayaan para kumain ang dahilan ng aming pagkikita. It’s either we buy or cook. While eating, we would open up stories of our own lives. Pero, narealize ko lang bigla, kahit gaano pa katagal kaming hindi magkita-kita, parang alam na alam pa rin namin ang buhay ng isa’t isa. No need for detailed stories, just the gist of it. I’m just glad to end this night remembering the joy I had with them awhile ago.

    Ang saya ng malakas na ulan. Hinatid nila akong naka-payong pero basang-basa pa rin kami. Salamat, Chedeng.

    Before this day ends;

    I want to personally thank you.

    …for all the good times.
    …for trusting me things.
    …for not letting go of me.
    …for continuously loving me.
    …for always being there for me.
    …for giving me joy.
    …for your patience and kindness.
    …for understanding my narrow-mindedness.
    …for welcoming in in your life.
    …for the chances.
    …for forgiving my mistakes.
    …for the bad moments we’ve had.
    …for the stories we’ve shared.
    …for the memories I gained.
    …for every single thing you did for me.

    Thank you :) 

    Today's Day.

    Birthday Day.

    Two of my classmates birthday is today — one has turned legal. One of my friends in high school has the same birthdate as well. Happy birthday, Darling! And lastly, definitely not the least, it’s Mami’s day— Andrea’s Lola.

    Naldie & I were invited to attend Mami’s 67th birthday celebration. Most of the people who came were her closest relatives and family. While sitting with a bunch of we-don’t-know-who, I kind of feel how tight their family tie is. From the way they address one another to how they treat each other. All native food was served. And while eating, the usual thing, reminiscing the past came by. They’ve shared stories of their young lives, their careers to their present lives.

    Before going home, since most of her guest left already, we had the chance to greet Mami a happy birthday and both gave her a kiss. We sang a birthday song for her while Naldie dances. She looks so young, happy and alive — even with a little ribbon in her hair. That happiness which is priceless. We sat beside her for awhile and had a little chit-chat.

    Me: Mami, thank you po. Happy happy birthday! Ang saya naman po ng birthday party niyo.
    Naldie: Oo nga po. Ang ganda-ganda niyo pa, Mami.
    Tita: Masaya ya ing baby mi ken? Kalagu na ne? Kiss ke pa pen!
    (Tita kisses her Mom which I find so sweet)
    Mami: Ma-sa-ya ku ngeni. *teary eyes* 

    How fast life can be, they say. Last time, it was Mami who takes care of her own family but now, it’s the other way around. It’s like, one time, you’re as innocent as a crying baby; then, with a blink of an eye, signs of aging happen. And every single day that we had lived and will be living shall be lived on its fullest.

    Galaw ng Kalesa.

    So ngayong araw na ito, nag-kalesa kami. Huli kong tanda sa pagkasakay ng kalesa ay kasama ang mga pinsan ko ilang taon na ang nakakaraan. Mga musmos pa lang talaga kami noon, yong tipong banang-bana pa kami sa kabayo. Kanina, niyaya kaming sumakay ng kalesa ng kaibigan namin para makarating sa isang tagong kainan imbes na sumakay sa ordinaryong traysikel o jip. Wala talaga sa mga isip namin ang pagsakay ng kalesa dahil una sa lahat, akala namin (sobrang) mahal at pangalawa sa lahat, hindi namin alam kung pwede pa kasi gabing-gabi na at umuulan pa. Pero ang pinaka-dahilang mayroon kami ay ang pagtrato sa kanila bilang parte ng turismo ng Pilipinas— feeling ispesyal ang dating habang naglalakbay sa daanang basa ng ulan. Dahil na rin sa sobrang sabik, sumakay kami ng walang inaalintanang mga rason na mabasa, madumihan ang puti naming damit o mahulog sa maaaring mabilis na takbo ng kabayo. Naging mabilis para sa amin ang mga minutong nakasakay kami sa kalesa. Wala man kaming berdeng tanawing nasilayan, walang araw na nakalaganap, walang maaromang bulaklak na umaalingasaw, naroon naman ang sayang aming nadama habang nakaupo doon at gumagalaw ang kalesa.

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