The Cycle: Best-Bad-Good-Worst

Episode 149 – Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 (7421)

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Good day! Right now, I have to remember my past memories where there were lots of the best and most memorable moments happened to make me and my life wonderful and happy. Last episode, I wrote about my three best eras in the past 20 years in my life, and I really missed the best moments that I had in happiness, freedom, and in love life. But in exchange, my best memories turned out into bad incidents where distractions came unexpectedly into my life. Although I needed to move on from the best, my life has been just a mediocre with some good (not the best) memories; however, I didn’t enjoy because of one worst case scenario which almost ruined my life. But then suddenly, my worst incidents turned into the best, and the routine has been on and on. Continue reading

My Three Best Eras in 20 Years

Episode 148 – Thursday, April 20th, 2017 (7415)

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In the past 20 years, there were many good things happened throughout my life. These made me and my life into happiness, having freedom, and love. There were several good and some memorable moments happened within the last 20 years from 1997 to 2016, but I analyzed the years that I had where there were many best and most memorable things happened during their stretch.

I really found out that there were only three periods or eras in three different decades which were the best and the most memorable in my entire life. In late 1990s, I had my dominance and having “superpower” mostly in my school life. In mid-2000s, my life was so wonderful because of staying abroad for a year. And in 2010s decade, I had a happy and colorful love life despite of having long distance. Well, these were considered as my best eras in the past 20 years. And in this episode and because it’s throwback Thursday, I will discuss these three most memorable eras/periods in my life. Continue reading

Overnight Stay

Episode 133 – Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 (7359)

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Staying away from home overnight is one of the challenges that I have in my whole life. I don’t feel comfortable to sleep on other bed rather than sleeping on my own bed at home. And I eat dinner either taking out from a fastfood/restaurant or cooked by other family friend which seemed that I miss the dinner cooked by my mother at home. But I feel better when I stay away from home overnight especially when I’m alone in a room without any distractions or interruptions from my family.

Last January, I and my officemates traveled to Baguio for our adventure trip where we stayed there overnight which was my first time after almost two years and also my first time with them in my current job. And this coming weekend, I will join with other friends from Singles Ministry of Feast SM Santa Rosa for Love Life Retreat which will be an overnight event for two days. This will be my first time to stay overnight with them from Feast since 2014 and my first time involving a ministry (Singles). Thus, I’ll have a total of four overnights within 2017 (and Post-LDR) where I’m not staying at home for the whole night – two of those were at the office, one in Baguio with my officemates, and one will be at Tagaytay with Singles. Continue reading

My Adventure in Baguio

Episode 126 – Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 (7336)

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Last episode, I was talking about the 20 memorable places that I lived and visited in the last 20 years. Well, that’s 20 years from 1997 to 2016. But it’s already 2017, and I had not traveled in far places since the last time I did almost two years ago. Not until just last Friday, I and my officemates went to Baguio City. Also called the Summer Capital of the Philippines, it is the largest city in the Benguet Province and in the Cordilleras, and it has the altitude of 5,000 feet above sea level – the highest that I ever traveled in the Philippines. This was my first time to visit that city in my entire life, and this is now the northernmost city that I traveled and visited in the Philippines. Although I’m still tired and little bit sleepy that we just arrived from there last Sunday, I’ll discuss my adventures in Baguio in this episode. Continue reading

My 20 Most Memorable Places in the Past 20 Years

Episode 125 – Thursday, January 26th, 2017 (7331)

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I’m so excited tomorrow because I and my work colleagues will go to Baguio for our adventure trip where we will stay there with cold weather for three days. This will be my first time ever to go there which is also one of my dream places to visit. That will be nice, and I’ll share my adventure with my colleagues in the future episodes.

Ooops… before our Baguio trip within this weekend, I had visited several places, not just only in the Philippines, but also in abroad. I have an episode that I wrote last year about my experience in travel where I went several places (read Episode 98). I love travel places anywhere either with companion or solo. But in this episode and because it’s throwback Thursday, I just want to share the 20 most memorable places that I ever visited in the past 20 years. Now, I choose only 20 places that I had visited and lived for quite sometimes since I’m talking about 20 years in my life (that’s not my real age, by the way, and it’s not my birthday either). I don’t select which one will be the no. 1 or becoming most memorable places in all, but I pick up 20 out of many places that I had ever landed based on my criteria: Continue reading

My 20 Best in 20 Years (Part 2)

Episode 123 – Thursday, January 19th, 2017 (7324)

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This episode is the continuation of my two-part story about my top 20 best and most memorable moments in the past 20 years (dating from January 1, 1997 up to December 31, 2016). If you missed the first part from number 20 to 11, you may click my previous episode right here. And now, for the second part, I’ll share to you about my best incidents from 10 to 1 which made me and my life colorful, wonderful, full of happiness, and full of love. There are the lists: Continue reading

My 20 Best in 20 Years (Part 1)

Episode 122 – Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 (7322)

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In the past 20 years, I’ve experienced lots of unforgettable moments that I ever had in my life. These events made me so happy, grateful, colorful, and full of love. The happiness, having a love life, and wonderful experiences were there during that period. And in this episode, I just want to share my top 20 most memorable moments around my life in the past 20 years (dating from January 1, 1997 up to December 31, 2016). Because I love to write long stories about my personal life, I just decided to divide this topic into two parts (or episodes). And there are the lists: Continue reading

My 2016 Yearend Review: The Best and The Worst

Episode 117 – Friday, December 30th, 2016 (7304)

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Advanced Happy New Year! And before the year 2016 ends [so badly], let me share this special episode to you about my best and my worst in my life during that year.

As you know, the year 2016 was so awful year for me because of bad happenings occurred in my life. Distractions, financial disaster, frustrations, and love problems were the main reasons why I was not so happy in the past 12 months. Although there were some important events happened this year like the presidential elections, sporting events that I watched, the deaths of celebrity and sports icons, natural calamities, and the national events where most Filipinos were arguing over the political issues at home, most of the times were not so satisfying, and I’m still frustrated with these things. As I published this for the final time this year, there are the lists of the best and the worst happenings in my life of 2016: Continue reading

My Top 10 Most Memorable Christmas Moments (in Post-Deaf World Era)

Episode 110 – Thursday, December 1st, 2016 (7275)

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Well, Christmas is now near, and I know you’ll be excited because there will be Christmas parties, exchanging gifts, raffles, contest, and of course, a long rest and holiday. But there’s one question to you: what was your most memorable moment during Yuletide season? Of course, you have experienced a lot of memories during the cold and breezy season. And there were some precious moments that made you so happy and unforgettable during Christmas.

It’s already December and just 24 days before Christmas, and in this episode, I just share to you about my most memorable Christmas moments that I had in Post-Deaf World Era (since 2005 or after I was transferred to a non-deaf school from a deaf school). I just make Top 10 lists which year from 2005-2015 was the best and the most memorable for me.

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My Top 5 Most Memorable Christmas Station IDs

Episode 109 – Monday, November 28th, 2016 (7272)

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Just few days left before December and I already feel the breeze and cold weather (although there’s no snow in the Philippines) as the Christmas is getting closer and closer. Because it’s just few days to go before Christmas, there are lots of Christmas carols sung by either young kids or adults to solicit at every home. Speaking of that, in most public malls elsewhere, you hear the sweet Christmas songs from Filipino legend Jose Mari Chan such as A Perfect Christmas and Christmas In Our Hearts in which both of these are my favorites during Yuletide season. And of course, when we watch TV, you’ll watch the beautiful and memorable Christmas station IDs (SID) of the TV networks here at the Philippines (despite of having “dirty” competition called “Network War”). In the past several years, the two biggest TV networks have their own Christmas station IDs to remind our Filipinos the spirit and the meaning of Christmas. Although I’ve never watched TV nowadays because I refer to watch internet live streaming from the United States most especially live sports events, I just refer to watch ABS-CBN, called as the “Family” Network, rather than other TV networks. The station has created Christmas SIDs every year making our Filipinos so memorable and cheerful. Continue reading