I am constantly amazed by a human being's capacity for kindness and love.
At around 4 this afternoon, my sister received word, all the way from Batangas (which is a far 2-3 hour car drive away from Manila's busy streets) that her puppy, Rocket, has been found!
We wasted no time in packing up and leaving immediately to pick the poor baby up.
To the kind citizens who found and took care of Rocket, thank you. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.
I now trust in the kindness of strangers.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
My sister's baby, Rocket, has gone missing! This is reposted from her TUMBLR
Please help me find my puppy :’(
Last photo of Rocket taken hours before he went missing.
Pure bread brown poodle with beady black eyes and long legs. He answers to the name Rocket or Rocky. No ID plate but wearing a white (preventic) collar.
He was last seen in Pebble drive, Tali beach on May 16 2010 around 1:00pm. If you have friends who have houses there or were on vacation in the area the same weekend, please repost this and help me find him.
REWARD IF FOUND. You may reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 09062117794.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Just a rant.
I'm not here to promote my candidate-of-choice nor to lament how he didn't take the crown. No, that would be immature and pointless.
The people have spoken, the candidate with the most votes won. Congratulations. I have no problem with this - we are a democracy, after all. It is nothing personal. We all have our beliefs and to each their own.
I have no problem with the candidate himself, though we might not share the same views. Not once have I singled out a particular candidate, especially him, to slander or bad-mouth. Whatever points I may have made in the past are proven to be facts and not spoken lies spread like wildfire by naysayers.
All I ask in return is for the same kind of civility that we, the supporters of the losing candidates, have shown. Our candidates have conceded, and they have done so with such grace that we owe it to them to bow out in the same manner. Having the supporters of the winning candidate gloat and insult and personally attack us is not making this any easy. What have you to gain from this childish behavior? We've accepted the results, haven't we? Must you force us to say "we voted for the wrong candidate, we apologize"? Because that's not gonna happen. I accept the defeat but I take pride in the fact that I voted for who I believed would be the best candidate.
This is not a popularity contest. And this is DEFINITELY not a chicken fight. We didn't gamble money (though some may disagree), we gambled our future.
I hope desperately that I am wrong about the winning candidate. My being mistaken means all the better for my country. Who doesn't want that? My pride is not so high that I would rather be correct and have my country suffer.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
We've had our fair share of ups and downs... but even amidst our arguments, I can see how it kills you to see me cry or distraught. You've taught me how to handle pain, how to hold my head up high with a quiet dignity that even now I find difficult. Your strength became my strength and your courage, which has never wavered, not once, became my courage. You are, by far, the most wonderful human being on the planet and I don't know how I could ever live up to you.
The best schooling I have ever received was there at your knees. You've given me the courage to not fear difference, the strength to face adversity, and the wits to holdfast to my convictions. You've molded me, and sometimes way too much that I have become bruised, but to an extent that has softened me at the edges. I am compassionate because of you. Days and nights of humiliation and pain was never present in our household, simply because you're filled with such infectious joie de vivre that it becomes near impossible to hold on to anger. You've protected me from harm, stood up at enemy lines when I couldn't anymore, all the while reading me bedtime stories and regaling me with tales of beauty and laughter and wonder and adventure.
Your generosity of spirit has always proved to be my undoing. Seeing how you interact with people and how they respond has made me want to become a better person. Memories of how cake, always divided between 6 kids, meaning there would be none for you, fills my mind. Your proclamations of "I never liked cake, anyways" never fooled us. We knew you wanted a piece but didn't want to find one of your kids lacking in any shape or form.
Your beauty, both inside and outside, is blinding that sometimes I stop in awe... just stand there and stare and try to comprehend how so close you resemble an angel. My angel. You truly are such a magnificent piece of work.
Words can never fully express how grateful and thankful I am to have been born your daughter. It's pitiful how I'm trying and failing miserably, but you've always encouraged me to do what I know best... and this is what I know.
One day, I hope to be able to tell my own children how I've learned from the best. How wonderful and kind my own mother is. How she will always be my everest. They'll laugh, surely, at the maudlin sentiment, as I did whenever you took on a more serene mood, and I'll laugh too... but deep in my heart, I know it to be true. My mother... a mother, a sister, a daughter, a teacher, an advisor, a hero.
My mother... is beautiful. Softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel.
I love you, mom. I really do. I can never say it enough. I love you.
All my love,
Your daughter, Les.
When I was very little
My favorite game to play
Was to dress up in your pretty clothes
To be like you in every way
Were you my special guardian angel
When growing up was hard to do?
You'd kiss away my tears
Help me face my fears
I learned what courage is about
Because of you
All that I am and hope to be
All of my dreams I could always see
In your eyes ever shining through
I'm blessed 'cause I learned from you
What it means to be a woman
You were my rock and my foundation
The light that led the way
And your little girl is a woman now
Growing stronger every day
You have a special way of seeing
From a mothers point of view
All thats deep inside of me
You inspired me to see
My wildest dreams are made for coming true
Now I've found love and I'm loved in return
And so grateful to you for every lesson I've learned