Monday, June 29, 2009

On Hatred

Dear Kids, yesterday, your Mom saw me watching the MTV of "Thriller." She asked me if I felt any sadness when I heard him (the popstar) pass away a few days ago on the same day Farah Fawcett died. I said "No". I thought to myself that I already considered him Dead years ago, when he started to mutilate the color of his skin and african american facial features with surgical procedures (Such action belies his sickening contempt for being black, a display of disrespect for his heritage). It was compounded by reports that he was a pedophile.

From some dark corner of my mind one verse in the bible popped out- The line that says to hate anyone is to murder him (I'm paraphrasing here.) IT gave me chills to realize how true that is. The day I hated Mr. Jackson was the day I considered him dead. That's why when I heard him really die, it was already old news to me. Ancient. It was like hearing the news that Jack the ripper is already dead.

I am so heartless. Cold. Only God knows what lies in the Human Heart. Yesterday, I had a glimpse of how dark mine is. When I hate, or When I burn bridges, I let that person leave my life and considered dead.

That scared the shit out of me. Hatred is not just a sin. Hatred is a curse. If I am capable of considering somebody like Jackson as long Dead because my hatred made him so, then my hatred for those people who slighted me in the past is exceedingly greater. I am not scared of ghosts. I don't believe they exist. But I am scared of hatred. I know it exists.



Create in me a clean heart oh God
Let me be like you in all my ways
Give me your strength, teach me your psalm
Shelter me in the shadow of your wings
For we are your righteousness
If we die to ourselves and live through your death
Then we shall be greatly blessed in your love...

(lyrics of a Song I memorized by rote a long time ago)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

BAKUNA

Dear Kids, you guys received flu vaccine this morning. You didn't cry too much. It was your Mom who gave the vaccine to you. Tristan had two vaccines, Pentaxim and Flu. After she vaccinated you all, including me, I had to give the vaccine to your Mom. Then she also administered the vaccine to your Ate Yaya.

itutuloy...

Monday, June 22, 2009

Dear God

Thank You Very Much!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Friday, June 19, 2009

Woof!

Overheard while taking them to school last wednesday morning.

ATE JANINE: Hey, have you seen the trailer of New Moon
KAY : Yes, Jacob looks so CUUUTE!
SAGE : YEAH, is he a Siberian Husky?
KAY : I think he is a German Husky.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Lady of Shalott


He said, "She has a lovely face;
God in his mercy lend her grace,
The Lady of Shalott."
-Alfred Lord Tennyson








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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Mall Of Asia

Dear Sadie, We had Pizza for dinner tonight (June 10) at the MOA. It's your Ninang Joy and Ninong Edsel's wedding anniversary. Yellow Cab had small tables but they can be moved closer together to accomodate big groups of clients. The other occupant of the table just beside ours was a smaller group with a baby who is probably just a year old.

Sadie, you made her laugh so hard while we were there. You played Peek a Boo with her. And you always say "I love You!" She was a complete stranger but after dinner you proudly told me "Dad, I have new friend."

itutuloy...

Saturday, June 06, 2009

D-Day

Dear Kids, history commemorates June 6 as D-Day, the allied invasion of Normandy during World War II. To your Mom and Lola Letty, and by extension, to Me and All of Us, this date has a personal significance. Your Mom's sister, Your Tita Adeline "Adhey", passed away due to Diabetic Ketoacidosis. I think she was 18 at that time. That was exactly 20 years ago today.

What made it very painful to your Mom and Lola is that she passed away exactly 40 days after the untimely demise of Your Lolo Loni who was an expat in the US (he had to go away as an OFW to support the expensive medicines your Tita Adhey needed as a diabetic patient.)

Your Mommy and Your Lola Letty. They have been through a lot. They are very tough women. I really do not know how they survived that, how they triumphed despite of the loss of your Lolo and Tita Adhey.

Both are Women of Substance.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

To the Goddess of Democracy


The massacre of Students in Tian-an-men Square happened exactly 20 years ago today. The central committee of the Chinese Communist Party authorized the PLA to kill unarmed students and to destroy the Goddess of Democracy. TO their eternal shame, the world will always remember.

We can never forgive what we can never forget...

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

New Moon Coming



The only reason why I'm gonna watch it is because I want to find out what makes this cullen guy stupid enough to leave Bella unprotected in the middle of the woods. what a blood sucking moron.

Letters to my kids about their childhood adventures



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