Ako lang ang gising ngayon. Tatlong gabi na kaming puyat at halos walang tulog mula nang pumanaw si Tita Vickie.
Ang hirap nito para kay Doy. Mahigit dalawang taon na ang nakararaan nang pumanaw ang kanyang ama. Ngayon ang kanyang ina naman ang pumanaw. Parehong napakalungkot ng dalawang pagpanaw. Ngunit ang pagpanaw ngayon ng kanyang ina ay mukhang mas higit ang sakit. Ngayon higit kailan man naramdaman ni Doy ang pangungulila at pag-iisa. Ngayon higit kailan man kailangan niya ng makakasama sa pagharap sa mabigat na pagsubok na ito. Ngayon higit kailan man kailangan kong magpakatatag at maging malakas para sa kanya.
Kaya ako ngayon ay gising.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
After the New York Times feature on the Ateneo-La Salle rivalry, here is another feature by another international press about basketball crazy Philippines!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
I must say that this is one of my most tiring trips. I traveled 6-7 hour trips four times to get from Manila to Baguio to Laoag to La Union and back to Manila. But this was a welcome trip as I was able to visit this part of the Philippines. Haven't really had the opportunity to go around Baguio, so I can't say much about it except that I liked its cool weather. Laoag is a quaint old town. Saw old buildings and kalesas. San Fernando, La Union is a busy city, whose seaside has lots of potential. However the people living near the area needs to be educated on how they should take care of their surroundings.