Monday, February 10, 2014

Finding love has never been my forte. A reality that we often know but amusingly we get surprised once encountered: meeting love in the most unexpected places and at the most unexpected times. The Long line to Land Bank BIR Branch.... It wasn't a special moment... The sun was scorching us in heat... The winds weren't cooperating that much... And it Started with a small talk in a long waiting line... Went on with a lot of staring... A lot of smiling... A lot of flirting... It was a moment for me... That butterflies in my tummy... That lightness of pure pleasure on my body... Communication was abruptly discontinued... We never saw each other again on that same day... I waited but to no one... Maybe in the future... When we meet again... "A magical moment happens rarely, but if interrupted and lost, what chances can it be rekindled?" ----just but a hopeless despair echoes---- ;(

Monday, February 18, 2013

To my WIFE (Future eh)

I don't know what it is that you do or is doing But whatever it is, keeps me loving you and wanting you more Each day that passes makes me want to hold you more and to embrace you until breathless I hope that even when we become old I will cherish and continue to love you even more that I can I want to make you the happiest wife for every passing day, hour, and minutes I will make you want me I will be as irresistible as air And as needful as a water Our future holds no certainty But my dedications holds all the promise That I will forever be at your side whatever the risks will be I swear with my life and with my all For I am you and you are me My heart is your heart :)

I have Met in you in the most unexpected place!

A short message....this lunatic and crazy person is in love... Maybe this time I'll have it all.... That is why I return... Kinikilig moments... :p

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

My Camiguin Experience

This trip made me realized a lot of things.... Things I never thought would bring me to a new ground....
Mt. Hibokhibok, Camiguin It made me see a lot of things I've never seen and brought me back to some things I've already forgotten
Paras Beach Resort The nature and the wild just played with my mind and meddled with the thoughts in my head
Crusty crabs
Katibawasan Falls
Scortching Sun
Mt. Hibokhibok
Catarman, Camiguin
Sunset It was all good up to this moment, I never felt any regrets about it. :)
A lot of doors opening up....

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Reminiscing the Beginnings

Hi guys!
I'm kinda missing someone...a good friend. There's kinda of a misunderstanding. We are somwhere in a very rough road. I don't even understand how we went there. Just missing our old good times together.





Pre-residency Christmas Party




Friday Lectures @ the Anesthesia COnference Room




Last time with Prime




Batche-Banat @ Dad's




Kulitan in front of the ATM machine




The ER kid and the GS Boy - no grumpiness




After VCF @ Contis'




Post duty eat-in @ DnD




Tata's Bday @ The Abalajon's Pad

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Loosing my grip

This is only a short message: im sad, down and one interrupted person. This aint me. I miss my old hapi self. . .

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

EMO-CHECK: 80'S Flashback Attack

TOTO

I remember when I was a kid - back when I was about 9 or 10 years old - when I was still in grade school and those days when I could go home early because of a half-day schedule. I was usually alone in the house because all else was either in school or in work. I would usually eat my lunch, open the T.V. set (while still on my uniforms) and start to browse on channels looking for a cartoon available on an early afternoon slot maybe - and sad to say, they weren't available not until 3 or 4pm. There were these usual noontime shows from 3 or 4 networks back then like Eat Bulaga from channel 2, Lunch Date from channel 7, and two other programs I seem to forget the titles and hosts as well. Then there were this vintage movies from Sampaguita pictures where you see the younger versions of Miss Nida Blanca, Susan Roces, Fernando Poe Jr., Eddie Gutierrez, and the comedy king, Dolphy on his funny antics. In shear sadness, I would usually open the VHS to watch a movie of taped episodes of Tom and Jerry or the Mickey mouse series or may be go outside and wait for my friends to come home to play.


After spending sometime to those channels which finally placed me in complete boredom, I found this program which featured mushy classic 80's music playing on ABC channel 5. So during the first time I sat down with it, I heard Chaka Kahn singing '"Through the Fire" with that all electrified voice and 'hair' as well. Then there's The Jets singing "Cross my Broken Heart' while doing a weird dance steps and Swing Out Sister with "Am I the same girl" . Suddenly, without any history of love into music, I was glued to it unknowingly. Sooner than later, I was already singing along to the sounds of James Ingram, Rick Astley, Madonna, Peter Cetera, Air Supply and many more just to name a few. On my sessions with this program, there's this band I heard, Toto.


The first song I heard from the band was I'll Be over You, and after that I felt this good rhythm inside me that connected with it. This song has two versions, one where you can hear lead singer Steve Lukather on lead vocals and the other version wherein Michael McDonald doing a second voice. The second version was way better and heavier. Toto was known for their light rock or progressive rock notes on their first two albums, they had started venturing on pop music at this time, and this was the first pop song they've done that hit the charts. Since then I figured, they were like music gods I may say. They were able to combine rock, pop, funk, jazz and r & b at the same time. This music video that was shot on a roof top delivered a good vibe. It was all good. Then and then ,everyday after I came home from school, this program has become one of my personal favorites and I always wait for a Toto song to be played.


It's really funny, because one night I found myself and my sister waiting for our dad to sleep while we were watching T.V. He was like the boss of the remote control and we didn't had the chance to choose any channels when he was around. I was waiting for a Toto special to be aired that night for their long-awaited concert here in our Republic. It was an agitating moment as the program was to start at 10:30 PM and it was like just few minutes and our dad was already asleep at the couch....still holding the remote. Grrr! Then I noticed my sister, fixing the VCR for reasons I didn't know then, She turned it on, placed some old VHS tape then manually changed the channel (Why didn't I think of that?). Then whoala! The Toto special! We were both waiting for the special and all along, both of us didn't know that we like Toto. The program started with the album logo of a an inverted spear or sword surrounded by different stones. Then the first song played was "Hold the Line". We both watched the show while recording it on the VCR while our dad was sleeping. Because of my child-body strength, I never had the chance of finishing the special for I too dose down to sleep while sitting on the sofa.


Song after song, I had become a fan. From "I'll be over you" to "Rosanna" then to "Pamela" and etc. I was enjoying my youth with this band and their type of music. They were like pop stars on rock star bodice. Nevertheless, I enjoyed their song. I never had the chance on seeing them live because I was too young then. I was all into their CD (which I lost then) and to radio and t.v. replays.


Presently, the band has been on mini concerts and word tours. Their songs are continually being played on radios and sang at bars and resto's here in Manila. They even had a place on the 80's folder of my mp3. For more information regarding the band follow the link below.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toto_(band)

Friday, October 2, 2009

EMO-CHECK: 80's Flashback Attack

GLORIA ESTEFAN

September 1, 1957) is a Grammy Award-winning Cuban-American singer and songwriter. She is in the top 100 best selling music artists with over 90 million albums sold worldwide, 26.5 million of those in the United States alone. She has won seven Grammy Awards, placing her among the most successful crossover performers in Latin music to date.

Early life and family
Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo was born September 1, 1957 in Havana, Cuba, to Jose and Gloria Fajardo. Her mother's father Leonardo Garcia emigrated to Cuba from Pola de Siero, Asturias, Spain where he married a woman from Logroño, Spain. The family fled to Lafayette, Indiana, during the Cuban Revolution. A few years after they moved, Jose joined the US military during the Vietnam War. Her father had been a Cuban soldier and bodyguard of Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista.

Career in singing

1984-1988: The Miami Sound Machine

In 1989, after the worldwide chart success of single "Anything For You", her Let it Loose album was repackaged as Anything For You. It became the band's first UK #1 album, selling over a million copies. It was the biggest selling album of the year in The Netherlands, staying at #1 for 22 weeks. The album also took top honors in Australia and Canada, launching Estefan to superstar status.

1990: Cuts Both Ways and tour bus accident

1991-1992: Into The Light and The Greatest Hits

1994-1995: Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me and Abriendo Puertas


1996-1997: Summer Olympics and Destiny

1998: Back to dance: Gloria!

1999: "Music of My Heart"

2000-2002: Alma Caribeña and Greatest Hits Volume II

2003-2004: Unwrapped

2005: Mash-up hit with Mylo and the tributes

2006: Compilations and the UK promo tour

2008-Present: Idol Gives Back, 90 Millas World Tour and other presentations

Upcoming Projects
Estefan is currently working on two new albums to be released soon: The first is a Christmas album which is not known yet if would be a Spanish or English-language Christmas album, the second is a new studio-album which is a collection of American-standards as she is continuing to write songs for other artists

Career outside of singing

Film and television appearances

In addition to her singing career, Estefan has appeared in two movies, Music of the Heart (1999) and For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000). Estefan made a cameo appereance with her husband Emilio Estefan Jr. on the smash-box office hit Marley & Me in 2008, her first movie role since 2000.

She is cast to star she asdafsdgtrj wbh. as Connie Francis, a U.S. pop singer of the 1950s and early 1960s, in Who's Sorry Now?, based on Francis’ life. Filming began in late 2008, according to Parade Magazine (March 23, 2008). Estefan, in an interview with www.allheadlinenews.com, stated the film will be released in 2009.

Estefan has made occasional television appearances as well. She appeared in the ABC television special Elmopalooza, which aired February 20, 1998, in which she sang the song "Mambo, I, I, I." In April 2004, Estefan appeared on the Fox Broadcasting Company’s program, American Idol, but she declined an offer to be an official judge, saying she does not like to "judge" others.[citation needed]

Books

Estefan has written two children's books: The Magically Mysterious Adventures of Noelle the Bulldog (2005) and Noelle's Treasure Tale (2006). The latter book spent a week at #3 on the New York Times Bestseller list for children's books.

She also collaborated on a cookbook with her husband entitled Estefan Kitchen, which was published in 2008. It contains 60 traditional Cuban recipes.

Other business ventures
The Cardozo hotel on Ocean Drive, in Miami Beach, Florida

Gloria and Emilio Estefan also own a number of business establishments, including seven Cuban-themed restaurants (Bongos Cuban Café). The restaurants are located in Miami; Miami Beach, Downtown Miami, part of the American Airlines Arena; Disney World’s Downtown Disney in Orlando; Mexico City; and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. They also own two hotels: the Costa d'Este in Vero Beach which opened in 2008, and The Cardozo in Miami Beach.

Gloria Estefan was appointed to the board of directors for Univision Communications Inc. in 2007, according to Hispanic Market Weekly. The Estefans' estimated net worth as of 2007 was approximately $500 million, according to an article in People En Espanol magazine (February 2007).

In June 2009, Gloria Estefan and her husband, producer Emilio Estefan, bought a "very small" ownership stake in the Miami Dolphins.


Personal life


Gloria became romantically involved with the Miami Sound Machine's band leader , Emilio Estefan, in 1976. She and Emilio married on September 1, 1978. They have a son, Nayib (born September 2, 1980) and a daughter, Emily Marie (born December 5, 1995). The family lives in the exclusive Star Island section of Miami Beach, Florida.

Award


In addition to her seven Grammys, Estefan has received a number of other awards. In May 1993, she received the Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor, which is the highest award that can be given to a naturalized U.S. citizen.[citation needed] She has won the Hispanic Heritage Award, an MTV Video Music Award, two cable television ACE Awards and the 1993 National Music Foundation’s Humanitarian of the Year award. The singer is the recipient of the American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement. She also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her husband, Emilio, a world-renowned music impresario, received a star adjacent to his wife’s on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005.

Estefan holds an honorary doctoral degree in music from the University of Miami, awarded in 1993. In 2002, Barry University in Miami bestowed upon her an honorary law degree. Along with her husband, Emilio, Estefan received an honorary doctoral degree in music from the Berklee College of Music in Boston in 2007. She also delivered the commencement address to the 2007 graduating class.

In 2002, she received the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Medallion of Excellence for Community Service. The singer was Musicares Person of the Year in 1994. Gloria also founded the Gloria Estefan Foundation whose goal is to help those with spinal cord injuries.

She has been honored twice by the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 1992, she served as a public member of the United States Delegation to the 47th General Assembly to the United Nations.

She was awarded "Person of the Year" at the Latin Grammy Awards in a ceremony aired in November 2008, in recognition of her twenty-five year singing career. She is the first female singer to receive this award.She also received a Latin Grammy for "Best Traditional Tropical Album" for 90 Millas, and a Latin Grammy for "Best Tropical Song" for her single, "Píntame De Colores". This marked the first occasion for Estefan to ever win a Grammy award for a song (either Latin or non-Latin).

On March 12, 2009 she was honored by the BMI Foundation with the "BMI Icon" award.The award was previously given to other singers such as Carlos Santana, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Brian Wilson.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Phillip Larue - Found

Such a Nice song...wala akong makitang official video...but it's all good!
PHILLIP LARUE