Monday, September 25, 2006
First... thank you to everyone who remembered to greet me on my birthday. It means a lot...
But most importantly, I would like to thank everyone who showed their support in any and every way they can during our bereavement due to Tatay Meling's passing.
The outpouring of support from friends, relatives, co-workers and the Hinundayanons was more than enough to prove that despite his imperfections, Tatay had lived a good life. We, his children, are very proud to realize that he had positively touched and made a difference in other people's lives. Somehow, it alleviates the pain of losing him.
Ang among kinasingkasing pasalamat sa tanan.
Posted at 01:35 pm by bisay
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Why he's the Man ...
There was the "Hand of God" goal in 1986 — the illegal score by Argentina's Diego Maradona that eliminated England in the semifinals of the 1986 World Cup. Suffice it to say, that's not a pleasant memory for Brits.
Now, however, we have a far more appealing soccer moment for the limeys to relish: the "Barf of God" goal by none other than David Beckham.
Here's the scene: Round of 16 in this year's World Cup, England tied 0-0 with Ecuador and with their offense looking especially listless. However, just as it appeared as though the Brits were headed to a shootout, Becks nailed a wicked, 25-foot free kick and found the back of the onion bag in the 60th minute. Quarterfinals here they come.
Adding to the drama was the fact that Beckham, after scoring the winning goal, wound up pulling a Tara Reid and blowing chunks on the pitch. Except in his case the nausea was the result of dehydration and taxing physical exertion and not countless Jagr bombs in tandem with a poorly executed men's room reach-a-round.
Anyhow, Beckham occasionally gets slagged for being more glamour boy than footballer, but on that day his foot saved all of England. The "Barf of God" indeed.
What he's done ...
What's David Beckham done? Kept England on the path to its first World Cup title since 1966 and lots of women. Lots and lots of women. He also married the hottest Spice Girl, sired a couple of young'uns, inspired a Keira Knightley movie, graced the covers of countless magazines, left women (and, well, some men, too) the world over breathless with desire and otherwise established himself as a walking corporation. That's the global phenomenon that is David Beckham. We'd also like to point out in the most manly-man way possible that he really is fairly dreamy. Remember: in a manly-man way. Moving on ...
His jersey sells in every country, people in Japan ape his hairstyle du jour, his chops on the pitch are such that he's now the captain of the English national team, and he makes millions from Real Madrid and millions more in endorsements. Life's rough when you're rich, beautiful and gifted. Just ask David Beckham.
What he'll do ...
He'll lead the English into a quarterfinal clash with Portugal on Saturday. The Portuguese will be without two of their red-carded starters, so it's quite likely that England and Beckham will be plowing their way to the final four.
If he is able to claim the Cup for the Brits, expect his status as a global luminary to become even more, uh, luminous. Go ahead and knight him already.
Posted at 01:37 pm by bisay
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
To Be Loved in Return
from Joe d' Mango:
"... there comes a time in a relationship when simply loving someone isn't enough, when being loved in return becomes as vital as loving the other person. If the one you love doesn't love you anymore, then there is no more reason to stay. The only way to stop hurting is to stop wanting, and the only way to stop wanting is to start accepting that he/she is probably not the same person anymore. Then and only then can you move on to finding the happiness that becomes truly rewarding when shared with the person who loves us in the same way."
Posted at 11:32 am by bisay
Friday, March 17, 2006
Kiss ME, I'm IRISH!
Happy St. Patrcik's Day EVERYONE!
Here's an excerpt from St. Patrick's Prayer:
I bind to myself today
The power of Heaven,
The light of the sun,
The brightness of the moon,
The splendour of fire,
The flashing of lightning,
The swiftness of wind,
The depth of sea,
The stability of earth,
The compactness of rocks.
I bind to myself today
God's Power to guide me,
God's Might to uphold me,
God's Wisdom to teach me,
God's Eye to watch over me,
God's Ear to hear me,
God's Word to give me speech,
God's Hand to guide me,
God's Way to lie before me,
God's Shield to shelter me,
God's Host to secure me,
Against the snares of demons,
Against the seductions of vices,
Against the lusts of nature,
Against everyone who meditates injury to me,
Whether far or near,
Whether few or with many.
Christ, protect me today
Against every poison, against burning,
Against drowning, against death-wound,
That I may receive abundant reward.
Christ with me, Christ before me,
Christ behind me, Christ within me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ at my right, Christ at my left,
Christ in the fort,
Christ in the chariot seat,
Christ in the poop [deck],
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks to me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.
Posted at 02:43 pm by bisay
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
14 things I love (and would love) (to do)
It's the LOVE day so Happy Hearts Day everyone! In celebration to this, I'm writing down the things I love (all 14 of them) apart from my family. Just random things that maybe you still don't know about me. Here goes... and this is in no particular order
- I love to WRITE. There's just something about putting my thoughts into paper and find pleasure in reading them over and over again. Sadly, I don't have much time lately to sit down and scribble away.
- I love WESTLIFE. No questions asked. They make my day. They're no ordinary boyband. Just the thought of Nicky Byrne singing and dancing Disco Inferno... damn!
- I love ONE TREE HILL. It's my home.
- I love HARRY POTTER. And J.K. Rowling for creating him.
- I love BASKETBALL. Who doesn't?
...to be continued... in the next 48 years hehe.
Happy Hearts Day to you too, Tin!!! mmwah!
Posted at 12:44 pm by bisay
Friday, January 27, 2006
Gong Xi Fa Cai
I got an email below from my dear Cantonese friend Hannah and fortunately for me she had eloquently put into words what I've been trying to write for the last couple of days... so here it is!
hey y'all !!! Chinese New Year is just around the corner! Gong hei fak choi! r u getting any red pockets this year? doesn't matter if u don't get any coz as long as u've got my red mail u'r ensured to have a fabulous CNY lol for those of you who will actually "Guo Nian", and those of you who won't really bother to do anything festive, and even those of you who have not a single clue what the heck cny is...my greetings and wishes r all the same. love sent to y'all, no matter where u r in this world, it'll track u down!!
Here's to the Year of the Dog!!!
One thing more, Happy Birthday Bill! May more closed deals come your way all year long... God bless!
Posted at 02:20 pm by bisay
Thursday, January 05, 2006
Before the clock strikes 12, before the new year starts... I wanna say sorry for all the wrong I've done - said and unsaid. Happy New Year NGAS!
Posted at 02:11 pm by bisay
Friday, December 30, 2005
A Blessed and Fruitful Year 2006 to everyone...
It's two days to 2006. Sorry if I wasn't able to bid everyone a Happy Christmas... believe me when I say it's the thought that counts though because well, you were in my thoughts. I just didn't have the time to put it in writing. *silly grin*
Anyway, before going further into my rather colds-infected musings I want to greet my beloved brother-priest, Nong Rey, a very happy birthday. I got his text a while ago thanking me for remembering and he's hoping that everything's fine with me here in Beijing. Bless him but I'm far from being fine though. I have colds and a pounding headache for two days now. I'm afraid I'll be welcoming 2006 with that plus a bland sense of taste. Good thing if I'm on a diet (which I am not and with the holiday feast, who wants to diet???).
Compared to last year's, Christmas in Beijing this time was a lot better. More friends, more fun. It just goes without saying, the more the merrier. I did cry on Christmas eve though upon receiving a text from Jherjacz. As to why? I honestly don't know.
Anyways... before year 2005 ends, here's the last ten of the 100 things I should have done in 2005. They're a bit peculiar in a way that some are way off of becoming a reality. But then, who knows? There's another year to look forward to.
91. Buy Winter Sonata (Endless Love II) with English sub-titles. - Nope. I still haven't found one with English subtitles. Anyway, my obsession has shifted to something a lot easier to find.
92. Treat a child to an amusement park. - Maybe when I come home.
93. Learn to say No. - Yes.
94. Go home. - In May, for Tatay's birthday. That's a promise.
95. Fall in love. - I am.
96. Say "I Love You". - I do.
97. Meet J. - who?
98. Hug. - Check!
99. Kiss. - Check!
100. Make love. - I'm sorry???
HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!!!! God bless... mmmwah!
Posted at 03:24 pm by bisay
Thursday, December 15, 2005
Simbang Gabi na naman!!!
To those who would be religiously attending the 9 dawn masses, please include me in your prayers. Sobrang miss ko na talagang mag-Simbang Gabi, so isama nyo na lang ako ha?
It's Poloy's birthday today and I finally get to text him earlier this morning and I couldn't be happier. I really don't have any idea what part of the world he's in now (he's a Seaman, by the way), but thanks to roaming services of both Smart and Globe, we managed to holler each other. Distance didn't matter actually. Even in text, he's in his usual bouncy self.
Thank God for that.
Posted at 04:26 pm by bisay
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
It's 47 minutes past 12, I still have 13 minutes of my lunch break. "Tunay" from 6 Cyclemind is currently playing. It's from one of the CDs which my very dear friend ONATS sent to me when Jun R. came back from the Philippines. He actually sent me 6 CDs, 5 of them are Christmas songs and the other one, a compilation of current Pinoy alternative rock.
Few weeks ago, I called Onats for the CDs and as always, he rose up to the occasion with flair, never disappointing me especially with Jose Mari Chan's Christmas in our Hearts album. When I got the CDs two Saturdays ago, I was in best spirits putting up the christmas tree, what with my most favorite Christmas song playing in the background.
Christmas in Beijing would never ever live up to a Pinoy Christmas but at least I have friends and families that would make sure that I'm going to spend it as Pinoy as possible and for me, it's more than enough. Of course, I would have loved completing the 9 dawn masses, go caroling with the choir and, on top of it all, attend the Misa De Gallo but I could never do that here so I would have to make the best out of what's feasible.
So... what's been going on with me? It's been a week I guess since the last time I posted. I have so much to share actually, I just don't have the time to sit and write. We had our company's Christmas party last Thursday (8th) and the FilCom's last Sunday (11th). I hope to have an entry for those two events. And in one of those occasions, I've discovered some feelings I have towards this certain person and I haven't really gotten around to discerning it. I sure not look forward to acknowledging the feelings. So... I don't know... let's see.
Anyways... I'm about to go now. It's freakin' cold outside but I don't have a choice. Before I forget though, let me wish ONATS all the best. It was his birthday yesterday. It's actually the reason why I find time to post an entry today. He's a damn good friend and I'm so lucky to have him around.
Happy birthday, Nats! Thanks for everything... love you!
Posted at 04:33 pm by bisay
special thanks to tin-tin...
iNsPiRaTiOn HaS aLwAyS bEeN a GrEaT mOtIvAtOr In AlMoSt AlL oF mAnKiNd'S sTrUgGlE. fOr ThIs PaRtIcUlAr BlOg, I wAnT 2 dEdIcAtE tHiS tO pAlAnGz... U kNoW wHo U aRe. ThAnK U, fOr EvErYtHiNg. LoVe U...fOr NoW aNd AlWaYs.
~_*_~ fave lines ~_*_~
the power of communication...
"...when we learn to communicate openly and honestly, life changes. to love someone is to communicate with them. let the people you love know that you love them and appreciate them. never be afraid to say those three magic words: i love you. never let an opportunity pass to praise someone. always leave soemone you love with a loving word - it could be the last time you see them. if you were about to die but could make telephone calls to the people you loved, who would you call, what would you say and... why are you waiting?"
you will see a lot of things,
but they will mean nothing to you
if you loss sight of the one you love.
AT FIRST SIGHT---
if you love someone you say it...
you say it right then,
or the moment just passes you by.
MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING---
i would rather have had
one breath of her hair,
one kiss from her mouth,
one touch of her hand,
than an eternity without it.
CITY OF ANGELS---
you will be doing anything for the one you love...
except love them again.
fate exists but it can only take you so far,
because once you're there
it's up to you to make happen.
CAN'T HARDLY WAIT---
when you've found that person you want to spend the rest of your life with,
you want the rest of your life to begin right away.
WHEN HARRY MET SALLY---
sometimes when you hold out for everything,
you walk away with nothing.
if two people are meant for each other,
it doesn't mean that they are meant for each other now.
i know it's a cornball thing, but love is passion, obsession, someone you can't live without.
if you don't start with that, what are you going to end up with?
i say fall head over heels.
find someone you love like crazy and who'll love you the same way back.
and how do you find him?
forget your head and listen to your heart... run the risk, if you get hurt, you'll come back.
because the truth is, there is no sense living your life without this.
to make the journey and not fall deeply in love -- well, you haven't lived a life at all.
you have to try.
because if you haven't tried, you haven't lived...
lightning could strike.
MEET JOE BLACK---
half my days i cannot bear not to touch you.
the rest of the time i feel it doesn't matter if i ever see you again.
it isn't the mortality, it is how much you can bear.
THE ENGLISH PATIENT---
me? i'm scared of everything.
i'm scared of what i saw, of what i did, of who i am.
and most of all, i'm scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way i feel when i'm with you.
i'm sorry i haven't talked to you in so long. i feel i've been lost. no bearings. no compass. i kept crashing into things, a little crazy i guess. i've never been lost before. you were my true north. i could always steer for home when you were my home. forgive me for being so angry when you left.
i still think some mistakes been made and i'm waiting for God to take it back. but i'm doing better now. the work helps me. most of all, you help me.
you came into my dream last night with that smile of yours that always held me like a lover, rocked me like a child. all i remember from the dream is a feeling of peace. i woke up with that feeling and tried to keep it alive as long as i could.
i'm writing to tell you that i'm on a journey toward that peace. and to tell you i'm sorry about so many things. i'm sorry i didn't take better care of you so that you never spent one minute being cold or scared or sick. i'm sorry i didn't try harder to find the words to tell you what i was feeling.
i'm sorry i never fixed the screen door. i fixed it now.
i'm sorry i ever fought with you. i'm sorry i didn't apologize more. i was too proud. i'm sorry i didn't bring you more compliments on everything you wore and every way you fixed your hair. i'm sorry i didn't hold on to you with so much strength that even God couldn't pull you away.
all my love.
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE---