Fishing lately…

Got a notification from Twitter saying, “we’ve missed you on twitter”.

Yes it’s true, I haven’t tweet lately. Not only that, it’s been awhile since my last visit to Facebook.

Reasons of being busy includes my pretending I am, tinatamad at pagka umay. It is not the same anymore nung una pa lang na aligaga kang mag search sa mga long lost friends mo, classmates, etc. to have at least a glimpse of their current whereabouts, status and looks.  But didn’t noticed that excitement subsided.

What about my stand at wordpress, admittedly I am a trying hard blogger and I just wish I’ll be at least at my best.

Through writing, we can enumerate and emphasize our subject in broad sheet.

Honestly, I became busy simply because of Fishes.  I have this friend who has a big aquarium on his house, then he just encouraged us to have one, suddenly we found ourselves buying fishes, aquarium, which caused our budget broke.  At first I told her I don’t want to clean aquarium for I have no time, then he said might as well have this big crystal vase / bowl and put fish here.  I did, I bought pair of guppy and a molly of white color.

OMG, kinabukasan nanganak ang isa sa kanila ewan kung sino dahil I don’t have experience about fish.  The happiness I felt when I saw the small babies nila turned into sadness when I came home back from work na patay ang kalahati.  Na suffocate siguro so I decided to buy at least a comfortable home for them.  Ay gastos na naman, pero ayun ok naman kaso nung ilagay ko ang mga natirang maliliit na anak ng isda kinain naman ng mga gold fish at iba pang fishes.

Now I am thinking para ka rin palang nag alaga ng bata I mean ng tao, kakapagod as in kalokah. 

Paano na sila sa bakasyon ko, mabubuhay ba sila kasi what I have noticed eat lang sila ng eat eh hindi raw ok na nabubusog sila masyado.  Ay naku bahala na si Batman sa kanila.

 

Born on November…

I still can’t get it for people who intentionally moved their Natal day from November 01 to another day.  It is ironic, disturbing or unbalance they explain, celebrating your birthday during the feast of the deads. Although changing date of birthday for those who were born on Leaf Year is self-explanatory for statistics reasons.

If there is somebody who will remain as is or has no effect to his personality is my Batchmate from High School.  He will be forever debonair & smart Sir to me.  His comment that there are so many candles to be blown on his birthday was a xooper dooper mega like by me.  He is the only and very first I added as friend among my classmates & batchmates, when social networking site became rampant on web.  ‘Twas the fame of Friendster then.  When Facebook became a fast Hit on web, he is the Founder on how the alumnae  of our batch found channel of communications.  You will see notifications coming from him suggesting friends and posting bulletin.  His objective is to organize and unite us all but it could never be happened till the ( Accept, Ignore, Not Now, Unfriend, ) Tab/Button is still a click option.  You can change your birthday but Age never change attitude, pride & ego.  It is the present destined life status of others that opted them not to be remembered at all.  For me, the unforgettable and touching is the accidental seeing at glance with or without dialogue.  Happy birthday Sir!

November 02 is the birthday of my cousin and dear friend.  Up to now, he celebrates it gloriously with God, spent it fabulously with all.  Funny to hear that well-wishers are greeting him happy birthday during Daun/Undas. Very energetic and no qualms in performing all obligations and tasks assigned to him in all areas e.g. Church, Community, Office, and many others.  I told him at his age to take rest and not exhaust too much energy because at the end, a plaque or trophy is just a floating trash from flood caused by rains or typhoons. He said he is happy for what he is doing of all his extra-curricular activities as far as basketball programs  is concern.  We have lots of differences and I am always the Kontra-Bida for him, but honestly, I love doing it really dahil Pikon siya hehhe.  All my cousins specially my age are friends to me but he is exceptional for other reasons.  Definitely, we are One and harmoniously agreeing to support and help any church participation, barangay basketball liga, yes 100% the Singing Contest, Videoke and a lot more.  Wishing you a very happy birthday and may God showers you always a good health to continue the good values you have.

Of course, to my Brother whose birthday is on November 03, Happy Birthday!  Please quit smoking.  As a basketball Coach sometimes, don’t fight physically, instead be patient and considerate.  I will continue to pray to God for your success and be far from all sicknesses and to guide and help you forever.  Have a great day!

Lastly, my good friend who was born on November 1 but changed it to November 21,  wish you the best!    

DAUN…

What is All Saint’s Day?  What is All Soul’s Day?  How about Holloween?

I’m sorry but I can’t differentiate them hence I can only reminisce on how we celebrate it in our hometown.  But not the trick or treat party though.

When I am still young, the excitement is double when 1st of November is fast approaching.  Fortunately, if it falls on regular day of school, they will declare it as holiday, obviously there is no class.  There’s even a time that you will pray for No-No-November rain because can you imagine lighting a candle while rain pours.  Of course this will never be a fuss for Richie Cola (rich) or the lucky ones because they have a moseleo para con todo, choz, char!

Literally, no matter how abundant, grand or simple the feast is, it will never be an issue for our departed or the deads – our day of remembrance.  Poncio Pilato will say, do they hear us or see us anymore?  But when you feel or believe sincerity, the essence is there.

I personally would love and not cease to go to the cemetery/grave of those who have been part of me.  Our Lolas, Lolos, my Dad, brother, Titas, Titos, all of them.  It is only once a year, and this is how to emote the missing part or senti moment per se.

My friend has passed away like four years now. I’ll never forget him because he treated me so kindly.  During Daun, at night, there is a dance party/sayawan at the Gym.  Wala lang nood nood lang kami mahilig lang talaga magpuyat, sight-seeing baga, kain ng balot at b-b-q.  Pag medyo walang kakilala dance to the beat din kami.  Sabihin man nila na “Cheap” kami, for all I care, this is where we get the enjoyment, fun, happiness that others get from luxury. On my vacations, I will ask him to take a leave from his work so that I have a buddy to accompany me on whatever I feel to do.  Wherever you are now, thank you, I will never forget what you have said to me that you’ve seen and experience many thrilling things & moments because of me.

And through him, I became friend and good companion also to one Ate whom I really missed so deeply especially during my vacation to Philippines.  It’s a just simple life then, we almost spent the whole day to her house of no complains of our kakulitan, pagkakalat hehe at pag ubos ng pagkain nya.  She’ll even allow us to invade her master’s bed room even if his husband is there.  I’ll never forget when he asked to drive the tricycle for her to market the walis timbo that her in-laws brought from Baguio, oh yeah, first time drive a trike & I was able to drove it but not fully successful because had no choice but to walk & push it in our return trip.

Another friend will always be remembered and until now is on my dreams.  She is so funny and silly just like me if you know her deeply.  She’s older than me and during her pay day that time, she’ll treat us to watch movie, eat out, etc.  She will always cook pansit sotanghon guisado and prepare fruit salad for me.  Last encounter with her is when she managed to woke up early to catch me before my flight and gave me something.  At airport, I was excess baggage and damn to Airport staffs who took all my things but I didn’t give what my friend gave me, I didn’t know that it would be the last time, moment that we will talk and see each other.  Thank you for accepting me as your friend.

 On a lighter note, during Undas/Daun, I miss so many delectable food:

 Duman & Pilipit are always a pasalubong then, normally brought by relatives from Angeles City Pampanga.

Okoy, is so ok! So inviting and can’t help to salivate.  I prefer if they used grated green papaya and  for the sauce (suka, black pepper, garlic, chili). 

Giving!

Bigay yan sa akin ng Arabo ngayon.  Tinanggap ko kahit tira tira lang kasi may kasabihan sa kanila na kapag tinanggihan mo, insulto sa kanila.  Minsan pag binigyan ako at sa tingin ko di ko naman makain or keri ang lasa, or let say pabango na di ko type, kukunin ko pero kapag di nila nakikita tsaka ko na lang itatapon.

 

A List…

1. Raymart Santiago

2. John Estrada

3. Doc Ferdz Recio

4. Robin Padilla

5. Leandro Munoz

6. JC de Vera

7. Dennis Trillo

8. Ryan Eigenmann

9. Ryan Agoncillo

10. Antonio Aquitana

11. Drew Arellano

12. Franco Daza

Octoberthday…

I’d like to greet belated happy birthday to my beautiful niece.  She was born on October 14, the youngest child of our eldest brother.  She’s so precious to her Dad, Mom and to her two eldest Brothers needless to say from all of us.

Likewise, I would like to greet advance happy birthday to my dear Sister on October 23.  She’s my partner and we’ve been through with ups and downs but with God’s grace, no matter how hard to deal with problems in life, I always say to her that love to the family is the most important.  This is the reason that urge us to fight and go on.  Happy birthday sis, God bless you more!

However, two special friends are also celebrating their birthdays this coming October 20 and October 29.

October 20 is the birthday of my friend from Iloilo now lives in Manila.  We are like brothers already, we used & always shared a flat/apartment for rent. Food, money is no issue to us.  He is the reason why I became fat because he is expert in cooking and baking.  Until now, if he gets time and happened that he cooked or baked something, he’ll never forget to share it through hand carry, special delivery thru common acquaintance, my neighbors, officemates, so shy heheh sorry to them.

Of course, my flat mate, cousin, friend, advisor, accountant, assistant, secretary, what else, he says these how I treat him. Perhaps or maybe, but for us, it is not a matter of degrading.  We helped each other and just like me, family comes first as the priority.  Our family is very closed because her mother is my mom’s friend, his brother is my brother’s friend, his sister is my sister’s friend, their bunso is also a dear one, etc.

To all of my friends, relatives, classmates, batch mates,  tropa, everyone I know, happy birthday!