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I admire genuine people with a pure and loving heart. It gives me joy to have people around me with this kind of heart — one which transcends beyond mere actions and words. It is a heart filled with understanding, outpouring with innocence, free of hatred, devoid of pre-judgment and overflowing with kindness. I believe that real happiness, peace of mind and contentment can be achieved through this.

As I Sleep Tonight;

I want to share to the world how greatful and thankful I am feeling right now. This week has been one of the best weeks of my life this year. This week —three of my loved ones came home from abroad (My Daddy, Lola Mameng and Tito Mike), seven in our family had their graduation including both of my sisters and of course, celebrated the birthday of a person with a very special place in my heart, Aldwin’s birthday.

Everyday had been a great blessing for us all, really! I am always excited to wake up each day because I know I will be spending the rest of the day with my family and loved ones. May we all have a sound and sweet sleep tonight; a brighter and fruitful day awaits for us tomorrow!

Authenticated Freedom;

Thank you for allowing me to grow independenty but still with plenty of limitations. Thank you for giving me enough freedom as I am growing up. Thank you for protecting me not to experience everything just to learn from the mistakes I might encounter. Thank you for preventing them to happen because you have always been there all the way.

Thank you for continually guiding me and providing me with the wisdom I still lack. Thank you for trusting the decisions that I want to make in my life. Thank you for providing me with the needs and wants I yearn to have. Thank you for letting me live my life to the fullest, giving me the freedom to explore things I want to do, allowing me to have time for myself or even with my friends, leading me to the right path and always pushing me to my limits.

If people will ask me who my bestfriends are, I have to say they are my parents. They have been there all the days of my life and whatever it is that is happening in my life, they are always the first to know. They are my confidanté, my partners in crime and the people who inspire me to do better, always. Thank you for always being there for me and my sisters, for always making us feel loved and equally special in your eyes. <3

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. :)

    01 March 2015

    Looking forward to the most awaited month of my 2015, March. Few people closest to my heart will have special days to celebrate within this month, so happy! I will definitely enjoy every moment with my family, friends and loved ones, all that I can. I could not be excited enough for my final three weeks in Medicine I to end. For sure, what is yet to come will be challenging for us especially the Final comprehensive examinations; but, I am more motivated to study because of the long vacation that awaits us, a sort of great reward to ourselves.

    After five long years from studying my pre-med course Nursing, passing my board exam and entering the School of Medicine, this marks another special event in my life —two-month long vacation, surreal! We never had vacations back then because we had lectures and practicums to attend to. And so, for four years our trips and schedules had to coincide with the two-week break we had inclusive of enrollment days before and after our summer classes. And this year, when we had our Board exams, we did not have a vacation except for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Graduation Day, all the rest including Saturdays and Sundays, we have to be in school the whole day studying (and having fun here and there right after, hihi).

    I am so excited this year because I will not have to worry about the days where I have to be late during events, go to our gatherings always in my white uniform or would I need to study late at night while the rest enjoy the company of their beds. So cheers to a very busy month of March with the School of Medicine, my family and of course, my long time friends!

    Syempre naman daw kung meron kami ni Sabelita, meron din kami ni Chamychu ko. Actually, mga kuha namin ‘to last 060311 habang hinihintay ang isa pa naming kakambal. Next time ko nalang i-kwe-kwento ang lahat ng detalye. Kapag may pruweba na ako. Masaya lang ang gabing iyon. Madalang lang kasing kaming tatlo lang talaga magkakasama. Minsan kasi, dalawa lang kami. Okaya naman, may iba kaming kasamang nagsasaya. Kaya talaga, memorable ang araw na iyon para sa amin. Dameng napag-kwentuhan at napag-usapan. Swak na swak ang talaga ang gabing iyon. Ang saya lang =)

    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.

    10

    These are some of my daily doses of motivation and inspiration. I usually read every now and then to keep me reminded and grounded. I know this very good person in my life who taught me how to take life simply, lightly and less complicated. True happiness is achieved when we have peace of mind, that is when we are free from all the clutters and negative feelings we feel inside —- about ourselves or even about other people. Focus on positivity and keep your eye on your target goal. Have faith in yourself and believe that you can. I really dream big, aspire a lot of things and I want achieve the plans I have in my life. I learned that all this, I can only acquire, with proper perspective, faith, wisdom, optimism and the right attitude. It all starts from us, within us.

    On Holidays and Fridays;

    They say entering Medicine will need 100% of your time and will surely take you away from your social life. I was aware of this, even before I entered the School of Medicine. But I still took the courage and accepted all the responsibilities it entail. However, in my mind, I still insist not to allow the needed time for me to spend quality time with my family, loved ones and friends be taken away from me.

    Aside from weekends, holidays and fridays are the days that I always look forward to. It excites me to be invited since most of my friends know that aside from weekends, these are just the days that I allow myself to go out with them either on a movie date, dinner out or a simple talk over a cup of coffee. For as long that I get to spend an hour or more with them with all our own stories to tell, I am more than greatful to accept their invites. It relaxes my mind and body and gives me a break from the toxicity of Med school.

    And, each time I go home, realization comes to me from the stories shared among ourselves. Some of my friends have already their jobs at different hospitals, some have just passed their board exams, some continued their Masteral’s degree, others took their luck abroad, some entered into entrepreneurship and while the rest are yet to graduate. I am always delighted to hear their stories — the old and the new, their new learning experiences, their achievements and mostly, the sharing of laughter and happiness. It gives me joy to see my friends succeed in their chosen paths, how matured they have grown and with the life choices they have made for themselves already.

    These are the moments that I will forever treasure. I promised to myself the moment that I decided to take Medicine that in all that I can, I will never make the people I dearly love — that includes my family, loved ones and friends — feel less significant in my life. In my own simple ways, I will make it a point to make them feel how I want to re-connect with them, how concern I still am for them and that they all really matter to me.

    These people inspire me, give me strength and bring out the best in me. They are really one of my greatest blessings. And if they will have to be taken for granted one after the other because of my studies, or lack of time in the future, I know they will still be the same people who will take their time to cheer me up, be the ones who will understand me, be the people who would believe that I can and can still be patient enough to motivate me to pursue challenges of life.

    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. (^.^)

    People of my Year 2014

    What is this list about? These are the people who have significantly influenced and played a very vital role in my life this 2014. I am surrounded with best people, loving family and long time friends but those included in this list have really affected my life personally, influenced my beliefs, changed me positively and taught me different life lessons especially this year. In this year of our Lord, 2014, it has been one of the greatest years so far because of the different milestones that took place in my life. I just would like to acknowledge and give gratitude to these great people, here they are:

    1. Tropang Juan

    They are my high school friends whom I longed considered to be my non-biological brothers and sisters. Each of them are unique and different in various ways but what I salute about this group is that each has an equal love and concern for one another; we keep each other posted. I am always inspired by these amazing, goal-oriented, down-to-earth and responsible people whom I know would all be successful in their chosen fields of career. I have learned and earned values from you guys, thank you for being a part of me. You all inspire me.

    2. The Groots

    How will I definitely survive Medicine without these people? They complement each other especially with the qualities of a good medical student.These are the people who keep me sane and guided in the world of insanity in Medicine. With the big adjustment from Bachelor’s degree to Post- Graduate studies, it is truly a big transition for all of us. These people have helped me a lot in my first year as a medical student, I owe it to you guys. They have brought joy to my life, pushed me to my limits, became my mentors, guided me to become better, served as my great companions and most of all, believed in my capabilities. We complement each other and I could not be thankful enough for having wonderful friends. Thank you, my future co-physicians!

    3. The Zephyrons

    Two years ago, I made a half-hearted decision to be part of the CON CSC. Even if a lot has disapproved of it, I still took the risk to push through with the experience. Being in the council, especially with this team, taught me a lot. Each of them taught me something —- to have sense of discipline, sense of “time”, virtue of patience, became the “Ate”, to take it “light” and gave me that feeling that I am needed as well in the team. I learned a lot from these people, made mistakes, acquired values and more importantly, made ties, bond and relationship with other people. Thank you for giving me my Zephyrons family for teaching me and giving me opportunity to influence, lead and serve other people.

    4. The Gwapitos

    How will I survive the nerve-wracking, very saturating and exhausting days of Board Exam review for our Nursing Licensure Examination without them? These are the very people who have been with me in all the days and nights and midnights of my board exam review. I have never heard any negative thoughts from them and they have continually helped me believe that we are all registered nurses from the very beginning we thought to become one. They have inspired and challenged me to achieve my goals and plans so as to cover all that is needed to review for the board exams. They kept me sane a week prior to the board exam when my tension is most high. They equalize the pressure, stress and the uneasiness I am feeling about myself then prior the actual board exam. It is also because of them that I gained weight, haha! I truly thank this men in my life whom I believe to be amazing because of the values they possess, their “diskartes” to achieve their dreams, their way of thinking, their wit and humor, family-oriented and simplicity in life. 

    5. CLN Parish Youth Ministry

    We have grown older together for the years in our life in this ministry. And, each year I feel so thankful and blessed for being able to meet people as wonderful as you all are. I do not have any brother nor an older sister, but with you, I have felt another form of family who will always be there to support, guide and lead each other for the common good and purpose. I can attest to the fact the real friends stay with you through ups and downs, in all your successes and failures and you have been with me through all those years. You have seen me at my highest and lowest points in my life, and you all remained with me. Thank you so much for showing me how to become an understanding friend to friends, a good sister to siblings, an obedient son/daughter, a giving person to others, and a servant child of God. I treasure you all.  

    6. My Cousin/Best friend, Mia

    To have sense of maturity, to be kind to all people, to be a loving daughter or a patient sister, and to act as your age, these are the traits I truly admire and remember about you. I am thankful for having a cousin and a best friend in you. We have been together for 20 years now; from the day you were born, we became inseparable. I thank God for giving you in our family, you taught me a lot of things and I am always inspired by your values, dedication in life and most importantly, your patience. People say that we complement each other because our personalities jive well but I believe that God gave me an older sister in you, ironically speaking because we all know I am older than you. Thank you for everything especially during the times that we were both away from home, from our families just to focus on our studies. Thank you so much, my best friend, my sister as well. I am always here for you just like you are always to me :)

    7. Significant Other

    Need I say more? #forthesakeoflove —- thank you for coming into my life and staying as well. I am always, always, always praying to God for this relationship to last. You mean so much to me :p To more years together, cheers! <3

    8. My Precious Gems, Anne and Charlene

    This list will never be complete without my two precious sisters, of course! That’s our middle sibling Anne - 16 y/o, our youngest, Charlene - 11 y/o, and I just turned 21 y/o in October. These two girls both equalize and turn my world upside-down. With the different generations we are into, it just gets both exciting and fun getting into their worlds. When I’m at home, away from school, I get to have another world of pure happiness, laid-back days and chill nights with my sisters. I can get normal and most of the time, abnormal with them. I am just so thankful for having two younger sisters who can brighten up my day or tease me at the same time, eat with me when I’m sad or would command me to prepare for a meal; they are just the best of my both worlds.

    I really admire my younger sister, Anne, for being so disciplined, goal-driven, patient, artistic, simple yet complicated, intelligent and beautiful all in the same person. Our youngest is just someone who brings joy to our family with her wit, humor, love for singing, creativity and own sense of art-e, as in the actress of the family. They are both talented and amazing in the same and different ways. I love them equally :) 

    9. Daddy-yow

    I have said a lot of things about my Dad and he knows how much we miss and love him especially during this holidays. One significant event that truly surprised me this year was when my Daddy came home two days before my graduation. I knew all along that he will not make it because he came home during the Christmas season last 2013 and he just went back to his work abroad early in February. I still remember how happy I am to see him that day after a tiring day of review at school. I am just so thankful having a Dad who can make things impossible to be possible. He is a dreamer, someone very responsible, family oriented and wants only the best for his family.

    I would definitely consider my Dad’s values and beliefs as a man in choosing my lifelong partner, I would love to have someone I will spend the rest of my life with the the same attitude and discipline my Dad reared us and how he is taking care of his family. Thank you for everything. Thank you for bringing us to places and for letting us try out of the ordinary things. Thank you for believing in us and for letting us do what we want, still with limitations of course. Haha! Happy New Year from Philippines to Middle East! 

    10. Mama Dearest

    Definitely, my last and most prized person for this year, my Mama. This photo is very memorable taken at Monasteryo de Tarlac, a week before the board exam, a day before I will be left with my other batchmates in a hotel to condition our minds and body before the actual board exam. We were accompanied by the good friends of my Mama who were also my source of strength back then. They would have all motivated me, poured me with pure positive thoughts and helped me prayed for my upcoming board exams.

    My Mama, most importantly, never left my side— figuratively—- all the days of my life. I remembered how you would check on me if I still have enough food at dorm, if who I am reviewing with at your random calls, that time when you picked me up at school and drive us to the church to pray altogether with my friends and, that time when I missed an occasion at home and so you saved food for me and my friends to eat because it was weekend and we are at school reviewing. I treasure them all, Mama. You have been very supportive of me especially when I needed you most that was before, during and after the board exam. She was the only constant person in my life back then because I knew no one would understand the state I am during those times except her. I am so thankful that she was with me all the time, she struggled with me, she believed in me and it was her whom I first called when someone told me I passed the board exams. I was crying because of the mixed emotions I was feeling but her words were so comforting telling me, “We made it!” that it made me even cry more.

    Even now that I am in Medicine, she would rarely missed a night without calling nor text me if I am at dorm or if I have eaten already. I am so lucky to have someone who would support me in all the things that I want to do, even if how impossible it may seem, she would believe and fight with me. She always lifts my spirit up and would always tell me, “I can”. Thank you for all your love, care and support, Mama. You are truly my inspiration and greatest influence of my life. I know you know what is good for all of us, and I will try to obey your will :)

    How about you, who are the PEOPLE of your year? :)