Posts Tagged ‘death’
Still Shocked and Sad
Posted on: 26th of June 2009 | Under: Entertainment, Life & Love

This blog feels so neglected. I’ve been quite busy lately that I’ve had very little time (and maybe little motivation too) to update. But, today I woke up to the saddest news I’ve heard all month. I could not believe that the King of Pop Michael Jackson, one of my all time favorite artists, passed away only minutes before. =(

I only had a few hours sleep last night and I’m still all groggy, but I can’t seem to get myself to go back to bed. Michael Jackson was a big part of my younger days, and I really am quite affected by his passing. I was able to watch him in concert twice for free back in 1996 (Dangerous and History), and like I’ve said before, those two are the BEST concerts I’ve ever watched!

His Dangerous concert was also the first one I ever watched! Too bad I don’t have the concert pictures with me at the moment (will definitely look  for them when I go home!), but I still have a pretty vivid memory of that experience. I remember I was in the crowd with my family and our neighbors. Me in my white shirt, denim overalls, maroon Doc Martens, geeky glasses, long hair and blue+white polka-dot scrunchy (I was such a geek! haha!). All throughout the night, I jumped up and down, sang and danced along with the crowd. It was one awesome night, and this morning I actually cried while I watched videos on youtube of the same concert.

This was the concert. <3

It wasn’t only the catchy tunes that drew me to his music, but it was mostly the words and meaning in them. His lyrics are truly magical! They’ve touched me, made me sing, made me dance, and made me cry at the same time.

“If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.” – Michael Jackson.

Today I join the world in mourning and in lighting a candle for one extraordinary entertainer. Rest in Peace, MJ! You are definitely LOVED, and you are truly a LEGEND! <3

Highlights of 2008
Posted on: 11th of January 2009 | Under: Life & Love, Thoughts & Emotions

2008 was a rather eventful year for me, and because I feel like it, I will recall the memories in bullet form:

  • I greeted 2008 at home with JR and my family. The best way to start the new year!
  • In March, my moleskine art was one among thirty others chosen to be exhibited at the Moleskine booth at the London Book Fair.  It was an opportunity that really took me by surprise. Most of the other artists were from Europe and the USA. Only two of us were Asians (the other was from Japan), and it somehow made me a proud Filipina for being able to represent the Philippines alongside other more prominent Nationalities.
  • I flew off for a quick trip to Singapore for JR’s birthday in April. Being physically apart for almost a year (although he did fly back to Manila for vacation several times), I just couldn’t let his special day pass without spending it with him.
  • Early into the year, work at Ethan Allen became a never ending roller coaster ride. I was no longer happy and satisfied that in the middle of the year, I finally decided to file my resignation. It was a decision that I had a hard time making, because as exhausting as it was (the work, that is), I was sad to leave my office mates.
  • For my 25th Birthday, my family and I went on a three-day trip to Hong Kong. We used to travel a lot, but ever since we moved back to the Philippines, we’ve all been caught up in our own lives that we never had the time and chance to go on a getaway together. Spending time with them on my birthday was definitely a treat, especially since two weeks later I would be leaving them to live in another country.
  • In the middle of June, I packed my bags and moved to Singapore. It was one giant leap that I finally had the will power to take. No regrets whatsoever, because I believe that in the last seven months, I have grown immensely, both personally and career-wise. Finally being with the boyfriend has been wonderful, and like he said, “in our five years of being together, this is probably our happiest year yet.” =)
  • On the third week of July, I was featured in the Philippine Daily Inquirer for my moleskine art. It was a surprisingly big article, and was definitely another “I made my family proud” moment. =D
  • September was a rather emotional month, because we lost JR’s father. In the five years that I knew him, he always made me feel that I was really part of the family. We miss him, but we know that he is happy where he is now.
  • October 2008 marked our 5th year together. Our dinner celebration was probably our best Anniversary to date. <3
  • I moved to Singapore to primarily look for work. It was a lot harder than I thought, but after several months of applying and going to job interviews, I finally joined a company in the middle of November. It has been quite stressful, but I’m coping. Besides, I believe I already learned a lot of new things.
  • 2008 was also the year that I finally got to read more. A total of seventeen books. I was hoping to read more, but once I started working again, I could no longer find the time to read. I’m hoping 2009 would be more generous with leisure time, so I can indulge myself in books more.
  • To end the year, JR and I flew back to Manila for close to two weeks. It was definitely what I needed. An opportunity to de-stress and spend time with my family who I missed a lot. I wish I had more time to do more shopping though (perhaps some Rackmount monitor? Probably not). I found myself rushing every time I was at the mall, that I flew back to Singpaore forgetting to buy a couple of goodies I intended to.

I greeted 2009 at home with my family and JR. The perfect way to start the year, I must say. I’m hoping this year will be another fruitful one. =)

We’re Flying Back to Manila (Again)
Posted on: 22nd of September 2008 | Under: Life & Love

JR and I will be flying back home to Manila again for another couple of days early tomorrow morning. I wish I could say that our trip would be one of leisure (maybe like those picking and seeking out Barbados villa rentals), but unfortunately our sudden trip (yet again) is due to a rather saddening event; JR‘s dad passed away yesterday.

Even though we wished to have been by his side during his last few minutes alive, we are still very glad that we were able to see and spend time with him when we flew back last week.

Rest in Peace, Tito Pat. We are sad that you’re no longer with us, but more happy because we know that you’re finally resting peacefully (just as you wished). We love you!

We’ll Miss You, Fluffy!
Posted on: 3rd of December 2006 | Under: Thoughts & Emotions

He passed away unexpectedly Friday morning. :(

No more Fluffy who never fails to run to the gate to greet me everytime I go home, even late at night (or early morning). No more Fluffy to accompany me to the other house when I’m too scared to go there alone. No more Fluffy who likes getting belly rubs. No more Fluffy who likes sneeking in the house when the kitchen door is left open accidentally. No more Fluffy who likes joining us when we take our yearly family picture during Christmas… like this picture taken last year of him and I.


My habit of calling out Fluffy’s name everytime I arrive home, or go to the kitchen (or the lanai), or go outside the house, is something that I actually still do. Now I find myself calling out his name, even when I’m driving! I just miss him!

We miss you Fluffy baby, but it’s okay, we know you’re in doggie heaven now. =)