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An Ode To Mom

In Uncategorized on April 30, 2012 at 4:41 am

Time check: Almost lunchtime,but still neck-deep with work.Poised to finish this till my large intestine gorged onto my small. But I don’t know why a very familiar image suddenly flashed into my mind.Mommy.Knees grew weak,had to grab my chair. Sat their motionless,tears trickled down my cheeks. Oh no,forgot that I did put on mascara,for sure I look like a raccoon now. Mom suffered a massive stroke this year,leaving her bedridden for a couple of months.It was a difficult two months for me,being the breadwinner of the family.Dad passed away 2001 and I’m an only child,so it’s just been me and Mom.Emotionally,physically,mentally and financially,was badly beaten and bruised.Before and after work,had to see if she had taken her breakfast/dinner and maintenance medications.Sleep eluded me,have to be up almost every hour to check on her.A nurse,therapist and caregiver all rolled into one.But have to give special mention and credit to my angels here on earth,we’ve managed to pull through. With therapy,she can walk a little now,but no trace of the bubbliness she once possessed. I always tell her to fight off her illness but the sad fact is she’s slowly succumbing to her summers of life. This morning,as I bid her goodbye,she held my hand and squeezed it,and uttered Thank you… So had to ask her,thanks for what? “Thanks for taking care of me. I’m very proud to have you as my daughter” Fighting back the tears,told her,” Oh,don’t worry about me,all I want is for you to be well” Then she told me that whatever happens to her,I have to be strong.Life must go on. My sturdy facade almost crumbled into pieces.No matter how much you condition your mind,you can never be ready for this.
Mother’s Day is just around the corner,a post coming straight from the heart is a fitting tribute to a wonderful woman who has given me unconditional love. A thanks from my Mom? No way! I owe her my life. If not for her able guidance,I wouldn’t be where I am right now.

Can’t thank you enough.

Mom,remember this song? You sing this everytime I feel scared,confused and sad.Thanks for being my pillar of strength,the wind beneath my wings. You’re the best in my book.Advance Happy Mother’s Day and you know that I love you….”


Toy Story

In Uncategorized on April 25, 2012 at 12:49 pm


What looks like an ordinary house from the outside,is a child’s paradise on the inside. Oh and also for the kids at heart,like me. 🙂 Gushed at the sight of this awesome collection.The owner started collecting when he was still a little boy.Toys piled up,so he thought of putting up a toy museum for everyone to see. 

Visita Iglesia in the Philippines

In Photo Blog, Uncategorized on April 5, 2012 at 2:43 pm

According to the Catholic Herald,the custom of visiting 7 churches on Maundy Thursday,goes back to the early church when Christians would visit the seven great basilicas in Rome for the adoration of the blessed sacrament after the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday. So today,braved the sweltering heat to visit seven churches here in Manila. First stop was at the Santisimo Rosario Parish,which is located at the University of Santo Tomas,my alma mater. Second stop was San Agustin church in Intramuros,third was at San Miguel church,near Malacanang Palace,fourth and fifth was at the so-called twin churches,Saint Anthony and Loreto church,sixth was at the Calamba (Mother of Perpetual Help) church and the last stop was at the Our Lady of Lourdes church in Quezon city. A spiritually fulfilling Lenten season.