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Random Thoughts: There Is Always Something To Be Thankful For Everyday – A Special Thanksgiving Post

I woke up today in a messy room and bed disoriented on what day is today.  I look at the calendar hanged from a distant wall but it made me more confused. Not that I’m suffering from an early stage of alzheimer’s, it’s just that for almost a week now I am working on night shift because I need to complete a training course for my new job appointment.  I haven’t been getting enough sleep probably because my body hasn’t been adjusted to the new schedule plus, I came from a company party last night. All of these factors made my body clock turned upside down.  I also have cough and cold since yesterday, probably the effect of fatigue and lack of sleep.  Sigh…I am stressed and sick I know. As I attempted to call someone’s name, I realized there’s silence around the house.  Ah!   probably everyone already left.  As I look at the wall clock to check on time, I instantly confirmed that I’m alone at home by this time of the morning. Walking out of bed I caught the view of stack of old boxes

Thank You Is The Order Of The Day And A Special Greeting Too–To One Super Guy Named Mario

I’m ignoring the fact that it’s already mid October because I’m supposed to post this last September.  And as usual alibis alibis blah blah…. STOP! Anyways, as I mentioned from my last post that “I have been wanting to write about for months now and this is to say an official and BIG THANK YOUs to a number of good people that I am blessed to encounter with in cyber space.” Here’s one super guy who never fail to surprise me as in an out of the blue SURPRISE!  He did it again! Yes that surprise when one day I found my name tagged in some social media posts with this! A doodle!  Aaaaw! Isn’t that sweet! It really made my day (mas kilig pa sa AlDub ha ha). Wait there’s more!  He did not make only one doodle but a LOT of doodles!  And to top it all, he posted them on his blog !  I’m really amazed with this cause I already know that apart from he’s being one good looking guy (chos!) he is also one good blogger/writer.  But this artistry is wow!   I’m really really amazed with h

Thank You Is The Order of The Day– To One Fine Lady From Norway

Since it seems like my blogging mojo is a bit back, let me prioritized what I have been wanting to write about for months now and this is to say an official and BIG THANK YOUs to a number of good people that I am blessed to encounter with in cyber space. Let me start by saying a HUGE APOLOGY and THANK YOU to one sweet blogger friend who thoughtfully responded to my published post back in January of last year -  “ A Book is Added to My Wish List ”. It caught me by surprise when one day around March last year (my birthday month) I received a registered mail notice from my local post office.  You see this kind of registered notice doesn’t say much about what’s on the parcel so you don’t have a choice but to actually check at the post office what this is about. If you have been following this blog you will know how much I hate dealing with government offices. Their “system” never fails to drain the very minimal bits of patience in my body.  But I didn’t have a choice then so I summo

The 36th Manila International Book Fair (2015)

Time really fly so fast! It’s our favorite time of the year again and I want to share it with you so you can save the date as well!.  Oh wait I just realized that due to my over business last year I was not able to share our 2014 MIBF experience.  Well forgive me, it’s part of my unsuccessful "365 Day Blogging Challenge" .  And ok I will really try (no promises though) to share something about our 2014 MIBF experience one of these days but for now, I’m inviting you all to this annual event and see for yourselves why am I sooo excited about this! The 36th (BIG WOW!) Manila International Book Fair (MIBF 2015)  is happening on September 16 to 20, 2015 from 10AM to 8PM at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex. They have around two hundred numbers of exhibitors on the list  (Yes I counted them ha ha) and an exciting schedule of special events that you can find  here . See you all at the fair!

Sunday Thoughts and Photographs: Calm and Serenity By The Bay

Yesterday Saturday was a mad day in the main avenues here in the city  and I myself was not spared from the chaotic experience.  Coming off from the last day of work for the week and carrying two boxes of pastries for my family, I dashed out of the office building and took a public transport with much excitement to start bonding with my family starting on this Saturday afternoon.  I’m already imagining the scene of me sitting relaxed with my family after taking a refreshing shower and enjoying a movie while indulging with the sweets I brought home. But that was far from the reality because the vehicle I’m on is not moving and it has been over 30 minutes.  I told myself  "relax, at least you’re in an air conditioned transport".  However, the 30 minutes dragged on to an hour, then two, and more….  to think that my regular commute to and from work on ordinary day is just 15 to 30 minutes only.  But today…tsk! Being used to running  and walking long distance I was tempted

Gone in 14 Minutes! Lebron James Rise Tour

Photo is from the email confirmation sent by Nile Philippines for the ticket claiming And I’m definitely coming! Remember my disappointment some two years back when my idol Lebron James came to visit Manila for the first time and I was not able to see him because I failed to get a ticket in spite that the tickets were for free?  Well this time I got lucky!  I am finally going to see my idol Lebron James in person!  Thanks to the people behind this tour who thought of  a different way of getting a ticket to James live appearance compared during the last visit.  They were probably overwhelmed from the humongous turn out of crowd during the first visit when the fans stayed overnight just to secure a ticket that will be distributed the following day at Nike Park in Bonifacio Global City in Tagig City.  How can I forget those people who endured the heavy rain and camped outside the Nike Park.  I even befriended some of them. This time the organizer provided a link where fans can

Sunday Quote and Photograph: Father and Sunset

A father will always be there to make sure that you wake up to a beautiful sunrise, And stays with you throughout the day to lead you to the most beautiful sunset. Happy Father’s Day to all you GREAT FATHERS in the world! ~*** ~ Photo was taken at Station 1 in Boracay Island where my family witnessed one of the most spectacular sunset.

Sunday Poem and Photographs: Say Hello To An Old Friend

As you walk along the winding path of the Esplanade That embraces the gentle curve of the Iloilo River Say a silent prayer for the long-lost loyal friend That we had covered with filth and almost forgotten When it went out to meet the sea each day Bearing the heavy burdens of our wasteful rituals We feared that it would never return, in anger and In protest against our reckless ways Sing Paeans at the top of your voices To those who brought back the River to life To those who remembered a friend from days gone by To those who cared and saw the beauty beneath the grime. A once dying river now glimmers with hope sublime It still goes out to sea by the moon in its appointed time It silently gathers the wealth of the waters And comes back faithfully in fair of stormy chime. Say hello to a long lost blogger… and that’s me. It’s been a while since my last post. Well believe it or not I was about to make a series of posts starting to my earlier summer escapades and also

Hello March!

No I’m not asking March to “please be good to me.”  Instead, I will be good to March and for the rest of my life. Most people usually set goals and (unfulfilled) promises at the beginning of the year, while the weird me have this habit of setting them when my favorite month comes in..  It’s simply because March is my birth month and I thought it is just logical aiming to be even a bit better starting in the month a year is added to one’s age.  So this “Merry Month of March”. the vampire me is celebrating a great milestone that a living human should be proud of!  I will be celebrating the half century of my existence in this world with you mortals!  LOL! Of course there’s a lot of “going-ons” in my hyper-active old mind which revolves around the word “mature-fun”. I hope that I can share the worthwhile things with you and keep the unworthy parts to my rising archives. But first, I need to find back my blogging and running mojo.  Hmn… for blogging, I hope this post is a sign that

Sunday Song and Photographs: What A Wonderful World

I see fields of green... red berries too... and i see them bloom... for me and you... and i think to myself… what a wonderful world. Sigh… I made up those lyrics referring to the song “What A Wonderful World”.  The words I used were inspired by the fields of lettuce and strawberries at La Trinidad, Benguet in Baguio City where my family spent the Christmas holiday. I was in a sad and uneasy mood actually while I was writing this.  It was after being awaken by a strong earthquake at past 3AM on a Sunday.  I’m sure people from huge part of the Philippines specifically from Luzon felt the same uneasiness that I was into. It was one hell of a shake!  The kind of the most unwanted feeling that anyone would want to wake up with specially on a Sunday.  That kind of shake takes me back to the horrific memory of the July 16, 1990 earthquake , one of the most horrifying experience in my life. It also immediately took me back to the horror it brought to Baguio City, one among the hardest