2018 Reflection and 2019 Aspiration

We have now reached the time of the year when we start to reflect on the year that was.  The compilations are starting to come out for the best songs, movies, Facebook and Instagram posts, fashion and all other bests for the year. 

It is also the time for reflection on a personal level: new people we met, new food we have tasted, amazing new sites we’ve visited, new skills we’ve learned, virtues we’ve acquired or maintained as well as the surprising circumstances we have encountered along the way.  It is also the time when we reflect how we’ve been as a human being and what we want to be in the next year.

As for me, I guess all I can do is be the best person that I can be to those who need me.  And to those who don’t need me, just wait and see because sometime next year you would realize that you do crave and long for me.  Hahaha!  I may not have a new set of resolutions but I will definitely do my very best to stay out of the treacherous waters that would be swirling around next year. 

It is the end of the year and it feels like a lot of people are tired and need a break.  I hope that next year would be more peaceful, meaningful and fruitful for everybody.  Let us hope for the best! 

happy new yeaar from sweet nengkoy! 
happy new year! welcome 2019!

Happy New Year and lots of love from me and my mother, Nengkoy!

Yumaman sana tayong lahat!

Live, Love & Sparkle This Christmas

I was a bit nervous that Christmas might be cancelled.  Reason?  I thought Santa would die of laughter because someone told him that I was no longer naughty and gone nice this year!

christmas tree like tree in queenstown new zealand
christmas tree like tree in queenstown new zealand
the manger in bethlehem where baby jesus was born
the manger in bethlehem where baby jesus was born
merry christmas! (inside a chapel in bethlehem during the recent israel visit)
merry christmas!
(inside a chapel in bethlehem during my recent israel visit)

I hope that your Christmas will be full of fun and laughter and may you live, love and sparkle in the coming New Year!

Mabuhay, Umibig, Kuminang! Meri Krismas…

An Easy Answer to a Psychiatrist’s Question

One usual and inevitable question you’ll receive in case you would have a session with a psychiatrist is, “When growing up, who do you think loved you unconditionally?

I would have an easy answer to this question.  That would simply be the person whose birthday is today!  Happy Birthday Nengkoy!

Thanks for always being a part of my colorful circus.  I wish that you would continue to bring sunshine and delight to all the people around you… Love you so much!

still cool at 79
still cool at 79

Hapi Berthdey… mula sa pinaka-masarap mong anak!

Nengkoy’s New Year’s Wish To Everyone This 2016

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A New Year is but a couple of hours away, I would like to wish myself and the rest of the world to further develop a pretty good amount of emotional and intellectual common sense.  And may the exclamation points that we will encounter in the coming year be all physically and psychologically enriching.  And lastly, may bliss and beauty be all over the planet!


From Nengkoy and I, Happy New Year!

Heypi Niyu Yir!

Merry Christmas 2015

The Holiday Season is the chance to remember what matters most.  And for the many families around the world, the Holidays are the joyous time, a time to reunite.

But for families who are apart because their loved ones need to attend to work and serve other people (nurses, hotel staff, restaurant crews, police force, security guards, etc.), this time of the year is especially hard.  Christmas time also serves as a reminder that affected families too of these hardworking people have to sacrifice.  To all the men and women who needs to work and be on duty on this joyous time, thank you.

Please know that you have my highest respect and gratitude for sacrificing and be away from your families this Holiday Season.  To you and your families, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.  May we all experience metric tons of peace and happiness this Christmas!

Merry xmas by the beach

Maligayang Pasko!