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CLOSING CYCLES by Paolo Coelho

To A Loving Sister. Mean Friend. And a Socialite Biatch!
XoXo Gossip Girl

One always has to know when a stage comes to an end. If we insist on staying longer than the necessary time, we lose the happiness and the meaning of the other stages we have to go through. Closing cycles, shutting doors, ending chapters -- whatever name we give it, what matters is to leave in the past the moments of life that have finished. Did you lose your job? Has a loving relationship come to an end? Did you leave your parents' house? Gone to live abroad? Has a long-lasting friendship ended all of a sudden? You can spend a long time wondering why this has happened. You can tell yourself you won't take another step until you find out why certain things that were so important and so solid in your life have turned into dust, just like that. But such an attitude will be awfully stressing for everyone involved: your parents, your husband or wife, your friends, your children, your sister, everyone will be finishing chapters, turning over new leaves, getting on with life, and they will all feel bad seeing you at a standstill. None of us can be in the present and the past at the same time, not even when we try to understand the things that happen to us. What has passed will not return: we cannot for ever be children, late adolescents, sons that feel guilt or rancor towards our parents, lovers who day and night relive an affair with someone who has gone away and has not the least intention of coming back. Things pass, and the best we can do is to let them really go away. That is why it is so important (however painful it maybe!) to destroy souvenirs, move, give lots of things away to orphanages, sell or donate the books you have at home. Everything in this visible world is a manifestation of the invisible world, of what is going on in our hearts and getting rid of certain memories also means making some room for other memories to take their place. Let things go. Release them. Detach yourself from them. Nobody plays this life with marked cards, so sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. Do not expect anything in return, do not expect your efforts to be appreciated, your genius to be discovered, your love to be understood. Stop turning on your emotional television to watch the same program over and over again, the one that shows how much you suffered from a certain loss: that is only poisoning you, nothing else. Nothing is more dangerous than not accepting love relationships that are broken off, work that is promised but there is no starting date, decisions that are always put off waiting for the ideal moment. Before a new chapter is begun, the old one has to be finished: tell yourself that what has passed will never come back. Remember that there was a time when you could live without that thing or that person. Nothing is irreplaceable, a habit is not a need. This may sound so obvious, it may even be difficult, but it is very important. Closing cycles. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because that no longer fits your life. Shut the door, change the record, clean the house, shake off the dust. Stop being who you were, and change into who you are.

10 True and Biblical Ways to Love People

1. Listen without interrupting (Prov 18)

2. Speak without accusing (James 1:19)

3. Give without sparing (Prov 21)

4. Pray without ceasing (Colossians 1:9)

5. Answer without arguing (Prov 7:1)

6. Share without pretending (Ephesians 4:15)

7. Enjoy without complaint (Philippians 2:14)

8. Trust without wavering (Corinthians 13:7)

9. Forgive without punishing (Colossians 3:13)

10. Promise without forgetting (Prov 13:12)

Source: Ricky Lo's article on STAR columnist Mons Romulo-Tantoco

"Kuya, For Sure SeSemplang Ka."

Friday, January 18, I tried for the first time conquering one of my fears - > Ice Skating. I was a bit terrified at first. I have deadlines and can't afford to stay in the National Orthopedic for days. With so many people (mostly kids) doing their routines, it will be a life-shattering experience to see an old guy like me fell on the floor. But with the so many encouragements I got from friends through text, and one kid who said "Kuya, Kuya, naku for sure sesemplang ka. Di ka marunong?" which made me pushed hard to really tried walking and sliding without the rail helping me balance my weight, I manage to finished my 1 hour access roaming at least half of the rink. Not bad enough for a first timer, right?

He is, yes, The One Responsible for this

"I Can Do It."

"Di Kita Tatantanan, Kuya."

At last, Whew!


Today is my day. I was King and I ruled! Today, people around me looked up to me. Kiss my ass pisantes. Wala nalang kokontra. Hehehehe! c",)

Here, I listed itineraries that consumed my very best 24 hours of 2008. Though tiring, I still managed to enjoy....with ETR of course. Hey, what more can I ask for?

0000h - 0020h: Ate Pasta Pomodoro and enjoyed a Glass of Wine
0021h - 0230h : Watched Coffee Date (Try it guys. Highly recommended!)
0231h - 1028h : ZzZzzzzZzZzzzZzZ! zzZzzzzZzZzzzZzZ!
1029h - 1205h : Coffee, Chickenjoy and Hotdog Meal. and while watching Boy & Kris, I Read, Replied and Received some heartmelting call & text below:

1. HoN - for the best bithday gift ever - > LOVE.
2. Bee - my very first birthday call for the day. although choppy still I appreciate the gesture. And to LL, thank you as well.
3. AR - I can't thank you enough for being the 3rd person who greeted me days before my birthday. Heheh! c",)
4. Osang - Sis, i already found him.
5. Ate Ko in Dubai - pinaiyak mo ko. Mahal Kita. Ingat Lagi.
6. Ms. Susan Jamison - thanks sa gift.
7. Lance - despite the sickness still he manage to send me his birthday greetings. Pagaling ka Dong.
8. Ms. Malou, Ms. Venice & 2 bading (hu dat?)
9. Toni Padayhag (pangalawang titingnan).
10. Al Sampaga - thank you for the inspiring message. I was moved, really.
11. JM Alcantara (nde titingnan).
12. Maribel P. Bernardo
13. Tita Zelda - you also made me cry. Am touched!
14. Beng 'taba' Malaya
15. Vangie Agasang - miss you too Sis. c",)
16. Leslie Pastor
17. My Inaanak Junie and Anthony
18. My Kumare Melyz Sullano
19. Ms. Meo Perez - thank you for your early greetings. Unbeatable 2 days in advance. Whew! 1st Place.
20. Chavelyn Calma - thanks! c",)
21. My Loving Nina Maloto - XoxO, Gossip Girl.
22. My TL Lawrence - actually, I'm 10 years younger than you think.
23. Yaya Vicky - thank you. I Love You.
24. Friendship Rose, thank you. c",)
25. Sister Alexis - thanks for the call & text. See you soon.
26. Ms. Lenny - Kapatid, thanks for the call.
27. AAB - Madame, I'm so touched! Thank you with all my heart. c",)
28. My Inaanak Rex & Dyeng Dauz & My Apo Joc, thank you!
29. Bhelle Ordona, thank you.
30. My ever Favorite TL Macqui Cabrera - tulis tulis lang ang labanan.
31. Buhay pa pala si Shiela Ronquillo.
32. Alfred Peralta, Salamat.
33. Charizel Tampoc & Wanbi
34. Kumareng Jane Domanico - nakahabol ka pa. Hehehehe!
35. Dante Pagkatipunan - you still remember? Wow!
36. MySpace Roniel
37. Joseph Apuya
38. Erickson Labana - It's My Birthday. Let me set aside my hatred for now. c",)
39. Mama Tess in Naga
40. Laica Talisic
41. Jobel - mwah! mwah!
42. Sir Egay,. many thanks! c",)
43. Mami Levy
44. CheChe Simbahan
45. Tere Flores
46. Ms. Cesar Inumerable - Salamat sa sapin-sapin. Ang sarap. Ang tamis.
47. Sir A!
48. To those who left messages on my yahoo account: Kumareng Julie, Kumareng Roxanne, Beth, Bob Calinao
49. Friendster Greetings: Damien, Vibs & James, Gio Bulanadi, Frank De Jesus
50. Henley - 2 days in advance. 2nd Place.
51. Ms. Nico Bambao - thanks! c",)
52. Ms. Jovy, Ms. Sylvia, Ms. Rose & Ms. Doris
53. And to all Sups, TLs, Agents, Manong Guard, QAs, & IT techs who greeted me in the elevator, CR, production aream training room, & platform. I'm overwhelmed! Thank you with all my heart. c",)

1206h - 1325h : Drowned myself in the pool.
1430h - 1600h : Badminton (My 1st ever & I enjoyed it much. Courtesy of my loving ETR. Mauulit to HoN, malimit).
1615h - 2050h : Pampered myself - Hot Oil, Foot Spa with Pedicure, Facial, Dinner
2121h - 2359h : Blow my.......cake (oh, c'mon!), Picture Taking, Dinner and....this blog. c",)

As I am celebrating My Day, I am also mourning for the loss of one person who is Dear to Me. May Your Soul Rest in Peace Mr. Paul Zamora. RIP+

The Day I was Born....30 Years After

Successful. Happy. Inlove -->> 3 words that best describe me 30 years after my mom's ob-gyne cut his bloated tummy and carefully pull a little-heaven sent-angel called Jose Manuel.

I'm successful. A fruit of hard labor and dedication.

Happy. I am gifted with a family that truly loves - unconditionally. A family that forgives. A family that truly accept whoever I decided to be. I love you guys!
I am one guy who are truly blessed with a lot (I lost count already) of friends......ok, very goodlooking true friends. And my friend's family who are now part of my system. Who contributed to where I am now. And my friend's friends who always made me feel I belong. Here are some (in random order) :
1. My Sisters: Alexis, Yaya Vicky, Jenny, Cecille, Alfred, Melissa, & their families
2. My Bee: Irene. Send my regards to my inaanak Ianna and to the loving LL.
3. My Best Buddies: Nap & Osang, Rhaine & Chard, Yeng, Ice, Meng, Dar, Screech & Shepoy, Kris, Iryn, Alvin, Eli, Geoff, Mabel & Joey, Chie, Joan, Shari, Aura, Intian, Malen & Zaldy
4. My Best Buddies v.2: AR, Nina, Toni, JM, Jenwin, Les, Hanh, Lance, Macqui, TJ, A, Joey, Cy, Shiela, & Eric
5. My Father Figure: Cesar Inumerable. Daddy you're the best!
6. My Inaanak: Rex & Dyeng, Anthony & Junie
7. My Loving Kumares: Vangie, Julie, Lanie, Jen, Roxanne, Melyz, Jane & their families
8. My Kumpares: Marlo, Aris, King, & their families
9. My mentor: Mamu Lissa, Ms. Meo, Ms. Yohlie, Elllen Martinez
10. My Infocom Family: Sir Egay, thanks!, sgj, ldy, mpm, all Infocom Managers, Sups, TLs, HR, Finance guys, Trainors, QAs, agents, IT, MIS, WF, Manong Guards, & Utility guys
11. My PLDT Family - you guys made my stay worthwhile. No words can express my sincerest gratitude. c",)
12. My loving Bayantel Family. You guys know who you are. Mahal ko Kayong Lahat.
13. My friends who became my ex's & my ex's who became my friends
14. To my ever loving Talisic and Tampoc Family. You guys made me feel I'm part of the family. Mahal na Mahal ko Kayo. Salamat.
15. To all who touches/d my life and me to them in return, in one way or another, I would like to thank you for the blessing.
16. And above all, The Almighty God, for giving me what He thinks I needed enough to live my life well and healthy. Maraming Salamat Po, Ama.

And Yes, I am so much Inlove. This is it! I finally found someone...someone who shares my life -> Mr. ETR, I will never fail to love you. You are the only thing in myself that makes sense right now. ILOVEU SO SO MUCH.

Today, I will celebrate my 30th birthday. And what's instore for me this day? No one knows. For now, one thing's for sure, I am heading to some exciting fun-filled action. c",) c",) c",)


It is less than a day and I will be another year older. Oh how time flies, I still remember when my precious old friends set me up last year just to give me a birthday surprise I will never forget. I could not thank you enough for having around me through the good and tough times of my life.

And the year that was, as I must say, has been the best year of my life. Not mentioning the Friends who remain on my side and some New People who made me feel how precious I am as a person - many thanks to you guys. My Family, who after all the trials remain to be the best pamilya one could ever have. My Officemates, you guys rocks! "Is there anything I could help you with Sir/Ma'am? Thank you for calling......".

And the one person who put an unending smile on my face from the time I wake up in the morning until I close my eyes in the evening. The person whom I wanted to share my whole life with. HoN aakayin kita pagtanda natin, pangako ko yan sayo. Mahal na Mahal na Mahal Kita.

Happy Birthday to Me. c",)

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