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Yesterday was a totally new experience.  It was my very first of being a “Ninong” in a wedding.  Yes folks… I know you won’t believe it but I am now a wedding ninong.

Wed2 Months ago Nhess (my new inaanak) surprisingly phoned me in my office informing that she and her husband-to-be wants me as one of their ninongs.  At first, I thought they were just joking.  I thought to myself, who in this world would get me as a wedding ninong.  But about a month ago, here comes Nhess and Neil (her husband) visiting my office and over dinner at Café Adriatico in Malate, the couple formally informed me that they were actually serious on getting me as one of the Principal Sponsors.  Knowing that they have been in a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship for nearly ten years, without hesitation, I accepted the invitation.

I guess I was one of those mortals responsible why these gorgeous couple fell for each other.  I can still recall that I paired them throughout their Experimental Psychology course laboratory activities in which I was their instructor at Manila Doctors College.

Wed Yesterday was the beautiful event…  Neil and Nhess tied the knot and vowed to be together for better or for worse.

 

Congratulations and Best Wishes!

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Today

The last five days has been great! Walang pasok (translation: no work).

Today I am in a lazy catatonic state. Today, I reported late in the office. Today, I interviewed seven student-trainee applicants for the training center that I work with. Today, I prepared several memoranda to employees and restaurant outlets that I work at. Today, I had lunch with the Financial Comptroller and Operations Manager. Today, I had a meeting with a Swiss guy who is a wine connoisseur. Today, I had several phone calls from our Cebu restaurants that I attended to. Today, I prepared my agenda for tomorrow’s meeting. Today, I talked to my agent about the 2 units of columbarium I have purchased. Today, I went home early. Today is a not so busy day. Today, I am still in vacation mode after a 5-day holiday.

I wonder if there is a job out there which only requires the employees to sleep all day. If there would be one… I would be the first person to apply! Zzzzz…

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Heart_1 I just had an early Easter treat!  Upon arriving in my unit from my mother’s house after an overnight sleepover, I turned on the TV early in the morning and chanced upon watching a 1993 movie “Heart & Souls” in HBO channel.

Even though I have watched this film several times in the past, the movie still gives me a big laugh for the funny scenes and lump on the throat for the touchy moments.  I adore the mix of character profiles of Thomas (the lead role played by Robert Downey Jr.) and the four souls with unfinished businesses before they died: Milo, Penny, Julia and Harrison.  I particularly liked the characters of Penny (the mother figure) and Milo (the cool softhearted thug).  One flawed thing I noticed in the movie, these souls have shadows…

I will probably not forget the film’s classic scene when all five characters are walking down the street singing “Walk Like a Man”…

Dance … Walk like a man

Talk like a man

Walk like a man my son

No woman’s worth

Crawling on the earth

Just walk like a man my son…

The movie is simply timeless in respect to the values it teaches.  It makes you review your own life after watching it.  It tackles friendship, love, parenthood, conquering fear, looking for the lost loved-one and correcting a past mistake to name a few.  Also, after watching this movie, you will wonder about all those moments in life you messed up and should have done the right thing but didn’t.

It’s simply heartwarming! Happy Easter everyone…

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Nengkoy is the nickname of my mom during her pre-school years. Her parents and relatives call her ‘Ang Neneng Ko’. With her pretty charm and appeal, she was usually called in a melodic way using this lovely phrase. Until it evolved for easier articulation of the phrase, Ang Neneng Ko was shorten to Nengkoy.

Nengkoy

Nengkoy is the nickname of my mom during her pre-school years. Her parents and relatives call her ‘Ang Neneng Ko’. With her pretty charm and appeal, she was usually called in a melodic way using this lovely phrase. Until it evolved for easier articulation of the phrase, Ang Neneng Ko was shorten to Nengkoy.