Thursday, November 12, 2009

Lead Me Lord

Lead Me Lord (with clean easy to follow Lyrics)Sing along and be inspired once more...

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Pakikiusap ni Nanay at Tatay

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


My last update in Facebook was the start of the so many things unexpected.
This place we are in right now is seldom visited by flood, and if ever the worst was heel high, just two inches above our floor.
So when it started coming in, we presumed that it would only be that high or if it would rise, it would be at least a few inches more.
We started organizing our things, and placing them up to higher places: tables, chairs.
But the water rose so fast.
At five pm, we decided to eat our supper because there was no more electricity.
At 6pm I started to panic. The children were still enjoying the experience of having the water coming in the house.
At knee high inside the house and the rain pouring mercilessly outside, I decided to seek help.
I went outside to cried for help to the house across the street because they have a second floor,
but as soon as I stepped out of the door, in the garage the water was already up to my neck already.
I shouted and shouted by furious sound of the rain and wind killed my voice. I advanced some more to the gate,
I was almost swimming and my whole body was trembling, I could not control anymore.
At this point I remember James Kim, whose story I followed which made me cry for a week, even until now if I remember him.
With his heroism in my mind I wanted to get back to the water and swim to get help, but my body could only take to much.
I could not even move because of too much cold. No, I said, I still could not do it.

With panic and frustration, I went back I told them the real situation and the things I feared.
I remember, what a friend told me to be strong in front of my kids, but during that time I could not hide my fears anymore.
Since, they won't contain on the table anymore,
Joy right away suggested the attic. I hesitated at first because it dangerous to up there, and the ceiling are too dusty more dangerous for my asthmatic kids.
So, I just prayed that it wont be triggered.
I set up the ladder and brought several blankets up there.

Joy and kids were already up there, but Robert the big special child (27 yrs old) was so afraid and refused to move, and besides it would more dangerous for him to go up there.
So, Annalyn, our helper, Obet, the special child, and I had to stay on two chairs above the table
Shouts of help and desperation were heard from the outside.
I would go back and forth to check the kids up there and monitor the water.
At last, the water stopped rising at around 9pm, but we still keep on monitoring it because there was occasional downpour.

At four o'clock in the morning, the water finally was almost gone on the floor.
Annalyn had to go home. I and Obet stayed while I was pulling things back to there places.
At the end of the worst, with all our things in total mess,
Hans asked me: "why do have to endure this?"
I told him: " At this point, we could only be thankful that we are alive...there are worse things out there..."

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Shooter's Prayer


You have given us the whole creation as the subject of photography,
we are grateful even more for you've given us the sun,
an all powerful source of light to make it possible for us to write the creation's beauty through our lenses.

We also thank you for giving us the opportunity to share how we see, feel and experience the world the way we see it through our viewfinder.

Thank you for giving us the new-found friendship among us with whom we can connect, laugh and learn as we share and relish the artful beauty of capturing moments.

Sustain us, Lord, and bring out in each one of us the beauty of continuous awe of your creation which even our lenses could not capture
because it resides in our hearts.

Let each click of our cameras be a music of praise for your wonderful deeds, in Jesus' Name.


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

President Cory Aquino's historic speech before the U.S. Congress

On September 18, 1986, just 7 months after she was swept to power by a popular revolt against dictator Ferdinand Marcos, president Corazon C. Aquino addressed the joint session of the United States Congress during her first visit to the country since she came home to bury slain opposition leader and husband Sen. Benigno "Ninoy" S. Aquino, Jr. in August 1983.


First Part

Second Part

Third Part

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Lea Salonga

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Lea Salonga

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Seven surprising facts and myths about microwave ovens

---Seven surprising facts and myths about microwave ovens---
1 Heating plastics in a microwave can be dangerous
Status: Fact

2 Metals get dangerously hot in microwaves
Status: Myth

3 Microwaves leak unsafe levels of electromagnetic radiation
Status: Myth (at least most of the time)

4 Boiling a cup of water in a microwave can cause it to explode
Status: Fact

5 Microwave ovens cook food from the inside outside
Status: Myth

6 You can't heat oils in a microwave
Status: Fact

7 Microwaves alter food in undesirable, possibly unsafe, ways
Status: Undetermined but unlikely

Friday, July 31, 2009

The Blumentritt Incident

When he reached for his knife from his side, the people in the jeepney with me cried. He got a knife! He got a knife! It was then that I realized that I was really being robbed. I got scared.
Ten minutes earlier, I arrived in Monumento. I decided to take the jeepney because I was late for the LRT's last trip which was 10pm. As usual I took the last seat next to the step. Next to me was a lady then several male passengers. Across were women, one had a toddler. After we passed Blumentritt station, a man in old t-shirt and blue long shorts suddenly showed up while the lady beside me alighted. He came in rush towards me. Unsuspecting of his original intention, i moved closer to the right side to give him the vacant seat the lady occupied earlier. He got in and took his seat with the women across. Just after a minute had passed he gave his fare and signaled for an awkward stop. The commotion followed.
As soon as he stood up, he dashed towards me grabbing my handbag and jacket. Half conscious of what's going on, my reflexes enabled to pull back my handbag and jacket bag. An incoherent shriek let out of my mouth. All the people inside the jeepney moved away from us towards the innermost part of the jeepney next to the driver, leaving us both wrestle for my belongings.
I pushed him then pulled back my handbag, but he resisted and came back again determined to claim his would be loot. But, still I was in a limbo of shock what was happening. All I knew was this person wanted to grab my handbag and i needed stop that. Everything happened so fast.
After some seconds of tag-of-war, which felt like hours, he freed his right hand and started to reach for something from his side. When I realized that it was really a knife I saw a while ago bulging his waist while he was still sitting right in front of me, a surge of thoughts came to my mind all at once.
-I'm alone fighting this guy... Will I die now..? What will happen to my family..?
Images of my children and wife flashed like a slide show in my mind. "No, I will not die now!" It was an internal protest. I pushed him, let go of my handbag and grabbed both railings above. I pulled backward to gain my momentum for a frontal kick. Realizing what I was about to do next, he let go of my handbag and used his both hands to grab the guide railings in both side of the entrance. Now, I focused on his right shoulder and poised to strike a full punting attack. I looked on his eyes. He was desperate and frustrated. That was when he jumped out of the vehicle and followed us with a frustrated stare.
I was still in fighting stance. I felt frustrated and the same time relieved: relieved because it was over; frustrated because I failed to deliver that blow. I realized again how alone I was. All male passengers were still at a shock, pinned together to the innermost part of the vehicle. It was the lady with a toddler I heard made the first comment. I forgot what it was. The driver kept on running the car;"Are you, ok?" I did not answer. One of the middle age passengers gave a loud comment: "YOU SHOULD DRAG HIM IN THAT WE COULD BLOW THE SHIT out OF HIM." I just looked at him. "Yeah, you coward fathead, you should have done that during the fight!" Well, I was glad it was only in my head and did say it aloud. Now, everybody was giving their only-if comments, brave and gay.
It was like a dream. Everything happened in a flash. I learned so many things in a blink of an eye. It's never been the same again for me. It changed the way I travel. It changed the way I looked at people in the midst of danger. It changed the way I live life. It changed the way how I care for my loved ones...

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Video Editing Tutorial: Basic

Some people would ask how I did it. Video editing has become my passion. What I can say is that anybody could do videos comparable to what we see everyday on TV. Once you have the equipment and the desire to really do it, what you need next is time, time and more time.

For beginners, I would suggest they should start with what they have right now. For XP users especially, they have Windows Movie Maker. It's not the best one, but it's a good way to start. Once you made your first movie, the second, and the third and you still hungry for more, go ahead and step up to more advanced software like Pinnacle Studio, Ulead or Adobe Premier Pro. In my case, I used most of the video editing applications in the market, and then chose the best one that suited my need.

Happy editing and have great times sharing...

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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Photoshoot with Mel and Engel

During our last Dell team building, some of my colleauges aggreed to pose for my porfolio.
Engel Mark is the walking DSN at Dell. He is the team's supervisor. He is Dell's finest when it comes to both techinical issues and policy. He champions all escalations.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Inspired by Mickey. Consists only black and yellow with little splash of gray for my watermark effect.

Monday, March 23, 2009

One by One ( Dell Mosaic )

One by One

( Dell Mosaic: The 11th Hour)

One by one,

They bade goodbyes

Like young babes

Begging for lullabies

One by one

I saw usb's all over

Pulling out their PST files

Like it's over.

One by one,

Those sweet words have fallen

Like that of a cunning salesman

Our faith in him was stolen

One by one,

Spiels were broken

Like bricks of ice

After the mighty two have spoken.

One by one,

Lively voices turned into growling

As if choked into confession

Turning them into howling.

One by one,

Blue and gray their colors have become

Clenched fists went tired, now open

Fangs of uncertainty are more to come.

One by one

I held their hands warm and cold

Clasping a promise

To move on and be bold.

One by one

They left and brave

The road and wave

One by one...