Sunday, April 27, 2008

Message to my unborn child

Dear Sage and Sabine, Sage wants the new baby to be a BOY while Sabine is praying for a GIRL. Basta kami ni Mommy, we hope he or she will be very healthy and strong, we hope that Mommy will stay healthy and strong too.

The lines below are from a cult classic, "Cocktail." Tom Cruise was asked to recite an impromptu poem while serving drinks in his own bar. His pregnant wife, Jordan, sits among the crowd.

"If Jordan gives birth to a fine Irish son /
There will be Cocktails and Dreams for him one day to run /
A business that will yield the financial windfall /
To be franchised in every suburban shopping mall. /
If a daughter arrives to bless our clan /
I guess the shit will finally hit the fan /
But this I shall promise thee /
I'll never let her marry a guy like me. /
Still if our child is the naughtiest of girls or the wildest of young men /
I swear I'll be the best dad I can
And never ever get spooked again."



Honestly, if you are gonna be a Boy, I'll take a leaf from a Denzel Washington Movie...

"Treat all girls like Princesses. Because that's what they are."

Baguio 2008

Dear Kids, These were taken during our visit to Baguio.




This is "Doglas" a mine's view park regular attraction. But it's the first time we had our pictures taken with him.


Sage and Sadie Navigating what will always be to me the Wine-Dark lagoon of my childhood.


Wright Park horseback ride with the Yaya.

Dominican Hill. I took the wrong turn and ended up in the Groto.

This was what I was looking for at the Dominican Hill.

We were able to check our emails inside (among other things.)


these pictures were taken inside Nazarene Bible College's White House where we stayed for 4 days and 3 nights (through the courtesy of your Ninang Joy)




Your Mom's favorite spot is where we can see from the window the whole La Trinidad Valley below.You picked strawberries later in the valley.



We call that window our 120-inch TV, the one I was referring to in Snglguy.com's blog

"Sa Umaga ang gandang panoorin ng sunrise, sa hapon makikita mo ang fog as it rolls in, at sa gabi may fireflies. Swerte kami nung Friday evening, bigla nalang may 10minute fireworks. Front seat kami."



Her silhouette against the 2 "TV screens"

Monday, April 21, 2008

GOTTA GO MY OWN WAY...

Dear Sage, you're having voice lessons at Center for Pop Music and your voice has improved a lot. One of your favorite songs so far is "The Greatest Love of All". It's the song you sing onstage during music class

Now we are watching High School Musical 2 and you are planning to study how to sing this song...

Gotta Go My Own Way Lyrics

Songwriters: N/A

GABRIELLA:
Troy, listen

I gotta say what's on my mind
Somethin about us doesn't seem right, these days
Life keeps getting in the way
Whenever we try somehow the plan is always rearranged

It's so hard to say
But I gotta do what's best for me
You'll be okay

I've got to move on, and be who I am
I just don't belong here
I hope you understand
We might find a place in this world someday
But at least for now
I gotta go my own way (my own way)

Don't wanna leave it all behind
But I get my hopes up and I watch them fall, every time
Another color turns to grey
And it's just too hard to watch it all slowly fade away

I'm leaving today
Cause I gotta do what's best for me
You'll be okay

I've got to move on, and be who I am
I just don't belong here
I hope you understand
We might find a place in this world someday
But at least for now
I gotta go my own way

TROY:
What about us?
What about everything we've been through?

GABRIELLA:
What about trust?

TROY:
You know I never wanted to hurt you

GABRIELLA:
And what about me?

TROY:
What am I supposed to do?

GABRIELLA:
I gotta leave but I'll miss you

TROY (ECHOING):
...miss you

GABRIELLA LEAD, (TROY)
So I've got to move on, and be who I am
(Why do you have to go)
I just don't belong here
I hope you understand
(Try to understand)
We might find a place in this world someday
But at least for now
(I want you to stay)
I gotta go my own way

I've got to move on, and be who I am
(What about us?)
I just don't belong here
I hope you understand
(Try to understand)
We might find a place in this world someday
But at least for now
I gotta go my own way
I gotta go my own way
I gotta go my own way

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Big Tummy

Dear Sage, Some kids call their Dad "Big Daddy"

you call me... (I'll let you type it here)

BIG TUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(You are the one who typed the text, I just highlighted it in RED)

Now, just a few minutes ago, I heard Sadie call me that too


BIG TUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(You typed this one too while I was helping Sabine)

We are blogging from downstairs. On the sofa. Kasi may wifi na kami! And we can even blog kahit nasa garahe tayo....

YEAHHHHH!

ok, you can call me big tummy again.BIG TUMMY IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD,UNIVERSE,SOLAR SYSTEM,INFINITY AND BEYOND AND HEAVEN!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

HELP!!!

To our family and friends out there,

I just use Yahoo Messenger to talk to a family member, and when I do I use my wife's YM account. Tonight I was amused when I received this message in the INBOX:

"Loi em noi cho tinh chung ta, nhu doan cuoi trong cuon phim buon. Nguoi da den nhu la giac mo roi ra di cho anh bat ngo... http://nhatquanglan.xlphp.net"

"Tra lai em niem vui khi duoc gan ben em, tra lai em loi yeu thuong em dem, tra lai em niem tin thang nam qua ta dap xay. Gio day chi la nhung ky niem buon... "

It read like a foreign language or a coded message. I took the path of lesser resistance and assumed that it's a foreign language (ang hirap mag break ng coded message).

That's why I googled the whole paragraph.

It turned out that it's a sweet, Vietnamese Poem. Translated in english it means...

"Give me back the happiness of when i'm next to you.
Give me back the words I love you.
Give me back the memories we've built these years gone by.
Now, it's just sad memories."

when GOOGLE came up with dozens of pages with almost similar vietnamese lines, quoted in verbatim, I knew I'm in deep crap because that's the hallmark of a MALICIOUS PROGRAM!

True enough, I found this blog...

http://blog.norfaiz.com/

and it contains this entry...

"W32.Svich is a worm that spreads through Yahoo! Messenger and by copying itself to all drives. It also downloads potentially malicious files and lowers security settings on the compromised computer.

Category: Worm

Risk Level: Low

Related Files and Process:

* %System%\autorun.ini
* %System%\SSVICHOSST.exe
* %Windir%\Tasks\At1.job
* %Windir%\SSVICHOSST.exe
* [DRIVE LETTER]:\New Folder.exe
* [DRIVE LETTER]:\SSVICHOSST.exe
* %System%\check01.exe
* %System%\check02.exe
* %System%\check03.exe

Symptoms: This worm can send these messages to its contact:

* E may, vao day coi co con nho nay ngon lam [http://]nhatquanglan1.0catch.com
* Vao day nghe bai nay di ban http://nhatquanglan1.0catch.com
* Vao day nghe bai nay di ban http://nhatquanglan1.0catch.com
* Biet tin gi chua, vao day coi di http://nhatquanglan1.0catch.com
* Trang Web nay coi cung hay, vao coi thu di http://nhatquanglan1.0catch.com
* Toi di lang thang lan trong bong toi buot gia, ve dau khi da mat em roi? Ve dau khi bao nhieu mo mong gio da vo tan… Ve dau toi biet di ve dau? “http://nhatquanglan1.0catch.com”
* Khoc cho nho thuong voi trong long, khoc cho noi sau nhe nhu khong. Bao nhieu yeu thuong nhung ngay qua da tan theo khoi may bay that xa… http://nhatquanglan1.0catch.com
* Tha nguoi dung noi se yeu minh toi mai thoi thi gio day toi se vui hon. Gio nguoi lac loi buoc chan ve noi xa xoi, cay dang chi rieng minh toi… http://nhatquanglan1.0catch.com
* Loi em noi cho tinh chung ta, nhu doan cuoi trong cuon phim buon. Nguoi da den nhu la giac mo roi ra di cho anh bat ngo… http://nhatquanglan1.0catch.com
* Tra lai em niem vui khi duoc gan ben em, tra lai em loi yeu thuong em dem, tra lai em niem tin thang nam qua ta dap xay. Gio day chi la nhung ky niem buon… http://nhatquanglan1.0catch.com

Source: Symantec"

I have no idea what the rest of the vietnamese message says. I'm sure it's beautiful... And I DON'T GIVE A FLYING F@c&

I just want to know the easiest way to remove this worm from the laptop's system. so

HELP!!!


PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THIS:

If you USE Yahoo! Messenger
And you receive a Message in VIETNAMESE from a Loved One whom you know does not speak the language,
DO NOT OPEN IT!!!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Sage With Honors

We went to Miriam today (Yesterday, 4/8/8) to get Sage's report card. ALL Her grades in ALL subjects are marked OUTSTANDING!

YEAH!!!

itutuloy...

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

COLD

Sage said this stolen shot was taken by Sabine. Looking back, it's very poignant. It was a beautiful day. I wish I could hold on to it. But it's too late. and "Nothing is real til it's gone..."


Looking back at me I see
That I never really got it right
I never stopped to think of you
I'm always wrapped up in
Things I cannot win
You are the antidote that gets me by
Something strong
Like a drug that gets me high

What I really meant to say
Is I'm sorry for the way I am
I never meant to be so cold,
never meant to be so cold

What I really meant to say
Is I'm sorry for the way I am
I never meant to be so cold,
never meant to be so cold

To you, I'm sorry about all the lies
Maybe in a different light
You could see me stand on my own again
Cause now i can see
You were the antidote that got me by
Something strong like a drug that got me high


What I really meant to say
Is I'm sorry for the way I am
I never meant to be so cold,

never meant to be so cold

What I really meant to say
Is I'm sorry for the way I am
I never meant to be so cold,
never meant to be so cold

I never meant to be so cold

(quitter solo)

I never really wanted you to see
The screwed up side of me that I keep
Locked inside of me so deep
It always seems to get to me
I never really wanted you to go
So many things you should have known
I guess for me theres just no hope
I never meant to be so cold


What I really meant to say
Is I'm sorry for the way I am
I never meant to be so cold,
never meant to be so cold

What I really meant to say
Is I'm sorry for the way I am
I never meant to be so cold,
never meant to be so cold


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc0O730mvcU


(postscript: "Never meant to be so COLD" is a song in my favorite Real Time Strategy Computer Game, ZERO HOUR. It's a wargame simulation. That song plays on whenever the fog of war has lifted, and you can see the bloody carnage going on, and nothing is left in your mind except the instinct for vendetta.)

Happy Birthday Manuel IV!!! (April 1)

Boing is the favorite cousin of Sabine. He is seen here welcoming a celebrity-guest to Bigsound Cabanatuan.


(From Left, first row) Manuel Jr., Nita Fajardo, Dominic, Myka, Justine. (From left, Second row) Kristie Kenney, Manuel IV, Kitkat.

She may not be as hot as Dana Perino, the current whitehouse press secretary, but Boing (Manuel IV) likes her... and her name is only one letter away from "Kennedy"

Letters to my kids about their childhood adventures



To Sage, Sabe, Sade & 3Stan

To Sage, Sabe, Sade & 3Stan
WELCOME!