THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE

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This movie is so light and has moved me; though I won't give it a 5-star review since I almost fell asleep at the middle while trying to figure what's happening. It was confusing, you should not miss a single scene because it's really hard to grasp the plot when you're not able to follow the events. Despite me almost having a lie-down, the movie pulled off perfectly.. you know, love stories make me smitten. :)

I already knew from the start (when I agreed to watch this film, I had no idea who the stars were) who he will end up with when Clare showed up at the library. So I wasn't keen on those little details anymore. Perhaps I was just waiting for a striking scene halfway of the film... just to stimulate me. :D

Being a time traveler's wife is a sad sad thing. I couldn't imagine myself having someone who'd just slip in and out of my life without warning.. And wait in vain. How could you love somebody like that? True love, I guess. :) But the blessing for having time traveler as a husband is that you can still get to see him once in a while even when he already passed away.


I will end this entry by quoting a few favorite lines from the book:


Long ago, men went to sea, and women waited for them, standing on the edge of the water, scanning the horizon for the tiny ship. Now I wait for Henry. He vanishes unwillingly, without warning. I wait for him. Each moment that I wait feels like a year, an eternity. Each moment is as slow and transparent as glass. Through each moment I can see infinite moments lined up, waiting. Why has he gone where I cannot follow? - Clare


I go to sleep alone, and wake up alone. I take walks, I work until I'm tired. I watch the wind play with the trash that's been under the snow all winter. Everything seems simple until you think about it. Why is love intensified by absence? - Clare

 

I AM A SPONSOR

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... and I'm proud of it.

For quite some time now, this blog has been my outlet to express how I really feel about engaging in some Non-Profit organizations here in the country. It is but expected that some people would see how I do as something to boost my ego or just simply bragging about how "helpful" I am.

But NO. This is my way of inspiring people to be part of the cause.

A few days ago, I attended the first World Vision Donor Cafe in Ortigas. Right after work (actually I came late), I went to Shangri-La all by myself to attend the event. Too bad my friends were still at work so I wasn't able to bring any of them. But given the chance, it would be better if they'd attend and hear the stories of volunteers, members of the administration, sponsors of this organization as when I was there watching a video shot in Africa, I couldn't stop my tears from falling. The story is very heartwarming. Perhaps my friends will immediately sign up to be donors right after watching the video. :) It was also amazing that there was one former sponsored kid in the event -- now, he is already an HR Manager for one of the well-known and established companies in the country. When he shared his piece and sang for us, I couldn't help but smile. I can't wait to finally see my sponsored kid graduate from school and find a good job to help his family. :)

Not only did stories touch my heart when I went to the Cafe, I also learned a lot from the administrators. One of which is the organization itself.  Yes, lots of Non-profit organizations are everywhere, and most of my friends often tell me "Baket jan ka pa nagdodonate, e andami na nila sponsors.. panay artista pa and public figures." And yes, I thought about that, too. Why World Vision? Because I believe that every single peso that I donate would matter; not only the kid would benefit from it.. but the entire community where he belongs, as livelihood programs for the families are also part of World Vision's mission. It's a well-established and structured organization that I will never worry whether my donations would go somewhere or not.

Along with this entry is the picture I took when I was writing my letter to my sponsored kid, John Lister. I attached a copy of my graduation photo, hoping that it would inspire him to do good in school and eventually have a graduation photo of his own.

"Help change the lives of our poor Filipino children. Sponsor a child today!"
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For more details about the org, click HERE.


GOGOLOSH AND THE FRUITS OF PURPLE TREE

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As I've mentioned a few days ago, I will be celebrating my birthday (as well as my friends') at Jollibee with the kids of Gawad Kalinga - Payatas... well, it happened. And we were overjoyed. Not only the kids enjoyed the party, they were also able to bring home goodies for their loved ones.

At hindi lang sila talaga ang nag-enjoy, even my friends and I sooooo loved the moment.. gone back to childhood! :)

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people who supported this project:

  • To GB and friends, PURPLE TREE, COMEDY CARTEL, DITZY DINER and all our friends for the goodies that they bought for the kids;
  • to DAVID's MOM for the school supplies.. next time, buy your son a dozen SM BONUS BRIEFS :D;
  • to GOGOLOSH... and MY DAD for the funds.. hahaha!;
  • to TITA JEAN and TITA BABY for the sacks of rice.. (ang sosyal,Jasmine rice pa!);
  • to NOELLE's FAMILY for the presence, assistance and 'services';
  • to VANESSA LUNA and Dep Ed for the additional groceries at nag-uumapaw na sardinas. :)

Here are some photos from the event. :)

Groceries and packing session at Harvard.


David the Man

Dream come true --- to be a BAGGER

Packing session

Paliguan nyo ko ng grasya.. :P

Packing fun.. haha!

L for LOSER.. errr, LABAN? :P
Para sa inyong lahat!!!

.... and now, the main event: PARTY TIME!!! (Jollibee Don Antonio, QC - August 9, 2009)



Little Girls...


They're all fond of Jollibee. :)

I know I'm such a bully.. setting a bad example. Tsk. :P

Shake your booty!!!

Bago kong suitor.. hahaha!



Happy Birthday!!!
Why so serious??? :P



Bad ko!!! Hehehe

At dahil may uwi, everybody happeeeeeeeeee... :)


Thanks for the ride, Mang Bebot! :)

... at hindi mawawala ang inuman.. wahahahah!

After party at UP Technohub

Pwede na kameng crew :P

Ang saya noh?

A dream come true. :)

HOT AIR BALLOON

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For several days now, my best friend has been dreaming about hot air balloon.

The first time she dreamt about it she sent me an SMS that says she's so excited because she saw me in her dream. According to her dream: we were in Boracay with this tall and moreno looking guy that she presumed is my boyfriend in her dream. She even told me they (she and our other barkada) were teasing me and telling me "He's soooo yummy!" but I just kept running, giggling and playing with the guy they said is my "guy".. we ran and ran and approached a hot air balloon (facing Boracay sunset) and that's where we kissed. Awwwwwww.. :D

Of course, I was laughing when I heard about her dream. And excited at the same time, thinking that probably the end of my mishaps in love is fast approaching.

The next day, my Facebook status says "I should go to Bora. SOON." Hahaha! :D

A few days after, she told me she dreamt of a hot air balloon again. But her recent dream was not as vivid as her first dream about it. And this time the main character is herself. She dreamt that she was riding a hot air balloon with a man and they were hugging and kissing. That's it. That simple. Even the location is not clear.

Since it's unusual that you dream about the same thing for days, she was curious about the meaning of that and she did some research about hot air balloon. Not that I believe in dreams 100% but I was keeping my fingers crossed.. hoping that what it meant is somehow blissful for my heart.

But I guess I'm just thinking and moving fast. Even my friend's dreams reiterate: ONE STEP AT A TIME, MY DEAR. :P

Here goes what we got from google.
To see or dream that you are in a hot air balloon, suggests that it is time to overcome your depression. The dream may be a metaphor indicating that you are losing your ground or your foothold on some situation/problem. Alternatively, it represents the process of individuation and your quest to fulfill some spiritual needs. You feel the need to be elevated in someone's eyes.
Hahaha! :D

If any of you knows a different interpretation of this dream, please tell me. Ayaw ko paniwalaan to, hindi naman kaya ako depressed. Shungaks na to. Haha! :D



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