Friday, September 30, 2011

The Guy with a White Cap On

This is the story of how we met.

It happened on this day a year ago (If I remember correctly, it was around 2:00am). I was in O-Bar (Ortigas) with two good friends dancing my heart out. It was a dance borne out of frustration, frustrations I had with dating and not finding the one.

Note: Yes, I am that type of (gay) guy, who believes in the one, fairytales, happily ever afters. A classic hopeless romantic who invests emotions, who later on finds out that he invested in watered stocks (who eventually had a 500% RoI with the one I'm with :D).

I was having a good time but my frustration-hands in the air-dance was interrupted. I saw a friend who is not supposed to know about my true identity (well, not at that time). I literally panicked and asked my friend to hide me, he in turn told me he saw a former classmate. So in an attempt to conceal my presence, I went with my friend to say hi to this former classmate, Pat.

My friend introduced us to each other and I greeted him politely. I said to myself, "What's up with this guy? He's wearing a cap, in a bar. Hindi ba siya naiinitan?!" Then I danced with him for a while, it was the polite thing to do (I'm such a gentleman..haha). When I was ready to go back to my friends, I saw my friend talking to my other friend whom I was hiding from. I literally panicked and the quick fix was to stay with Pat.

Note: Before we went in the bar I told my friends I don't want to meet anyone as I was supposed to take a break from the dating scene. Once again destiny would play another joke on me. The only difference is, this time it's a good one.

As I danced with Pat, I found out that he graduated from a prestigious state university, he works as an events coordinator, he did OT that Friday night and other information you can find in a CV (HR initial interview ang atake..haha). In an attempt to ease my discomfort with seeing him dance with a cap on (ang init nga kasi), I told him "Remove your cap." It took a while before he removed it and once he did I had a sudden urge to rub his head (no pun intended.. I have a thing for kalbo men, so manly and clean looking). When he got tired from dancing, I saw it as an opportunity to further conceal my presence from the abovementioned friend. So I asked Pat if he'd like to step out for a while and we did (it was around 4:00am).

Outside we got to know each other better. We talked about our families, educational background, past relationships, I even sang to him (Mr. Brightside and Use Somebody.. I think he somehow got impressed). We talked for two whole hours.

Instant chemistry.

Who would have thought that a means of hiding can turn into something meaningful, an unexpected meeting can turn into romance, that God would answer my prayers with a guy wearing a white cap dancing in a bar (who turned out to be sweet, kind-hearted and oh so charming).

I will always find joy in reminiscing how we met, for it was...

Destiny. Serendipity. Tadhana.

by Up Dharma Down

Thursday, September 29, 2011

I'm sorry.

You're perfect. I'm damaged. I'm sorry.

Friday, September 23, 2011


To My One and Only Bebe Bane,

Today we celebrate a special day. It's my first day to go to the gym! My dreams of becoming a Bench underwear model is now finally coming true.

Joke. Hahaha.

Seriously speaking, today we celebrate ten (10) months of being together. Happy monthsary Mahal ko. We're two months away from celebrating our anniversary and three months away from seeing each other, WAAAAAAAHHH!!! I cannot wait.

Thank you for staying sweet, funny and charming even though we are miles apart and in different timezones. Thank you for understanding, especially in times I don't even understand myself. Most of all, thank you for loving me, even in times I am unloveable. I will always be grateful to God for giving me a wonderful gift, I could not ask for more.

I love you Pat, then, now, always.

Ako yung brown Bane kasi alam naman natin na mas maputi ka sa akin.. haha..
I love you.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Berso [Verse]

Hindi na ako makapaghintay,
Sa aking tabi ikaw ay humimlay.
Nais kong bigyan ka ng halik sa iyong noo,
Habang ang katawan mo ay nasa gitna ng aking mga braso.
Tunay nga ang puso ay nangungulila.
Inaasam na ikaw ay muling makasama.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sweet nothings

I can't wait for the time
that I will start and end my day
with kissing your forehead and
saying the words "I love you"

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sweet nothings

I found the one (you),
and I will never give up..
I know it's cheesy, but what can I do,
I'm crazily, stupidly, in love with you.

(I got inspired by the movie Crazy, Stupid, Love. Good film, poison to hopeless romantics out there :D)

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Poet in Me Died: A repost

One of the dark times of Mr. Brightside.

I wrote this poem back in 2007, right after my first boyfriend (we were together for 1 year and 4 months) told me he cheated on me and eventually broke up with me. Jerk. I've forgiven him, but still, he messed me up and picking up the pieces of my broken self was not easy (after all, it was my first heart break).

Anyway, I just want to share this poem.

The Poet in Me Died
by Mr. Brightside

Words don’t make sense anymore,
The waves depart farther from the shore.
Emotions that were once all mine,
Decided to bury itself in time.

Promises now become lies,
Forever becomes a vague picture.
Tears start flowing from my eyes,
The truth now becomes torture.

Words now cease to rhyme,
Songs start to lose its meaning.
The light you once found in me refuses to shine,
I am now void of all feelings.

The heart now numbs and becomes sober,
Denying that thoughts of you still linger.
The questions still remain unanswered,
Nothings real until you realize it’s all over.

I crash and burn
Tired to hope and yearn
The heart and mind collide
The poet in me died.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Statement of Christopher Lao

I know Chris Lao personally, and he is one of the most mature and intelligent persons I know. I think the treatment he is getting is unfair and the issue blown out of proportions.

In line with the internet bashing going on, below is a statement from Chris.

4 August 2011

The past few days have been very disheartening for me and my family. As you know I have been a subject of a viral video that showed my helplessness during a trying moment. As it stands right now, I have several hate pages in Facebook and Twitter with hurtful and derogatory messages attacking my person. The reputation that I built the past years has been besmirched. A bad day has now turned into wounded feelings and sleepless nights for me and my family.

I have been silent the past few days as I want this to go away soon but not before saying sorry and thank you to people who matter.

I would like to apologize for my behavior that was seen on nationwide television and now on the internet. It was unfortunate that I was caught on camera immediately after an overwhelmingly stressful mishap.

I would like to again sincerely thank those who braved the flood to help a distraught stranger like me. Their selfless act reminded me of how dependable Filipinos are in times of crisis.

Lastly, I would like to thank my family, friends and all of those who showed empathy, consideration and support throughout these trying times. You have given me strength and courage to rise above and be a better person.

Sincerely yours,

Christopher Lao

Saturday, July 23, 2011

A love letter

It has been our thing from the beginning, to write love notes/letters for each other every chance we get. We've sneaked it in our respective bags, back-pockets of our pants, the drawer in your desk, in between our planner/notebooks. We've given each other several of these through facebook, yahoo mail, sms and even in our own blogs.

We've given each other a number of love notes/letters I've lost count already and I plan to keep it that way. This one is for you My Love (please do expect many more to come).

To My Love,

Ano bang meron sa araw na to? Napakaordinaryo, parang wala lang. Ah alam ko na! Today is the last day of my bum mode. So let's celebrate! Haha

But seriously speaking...

Today we celebrate eight months of being together, eight months of love. Happy Monthsary Pat!

Mahal ko, you are truly a blessing in my life and I could not ask for more. Sabi nga ni Toni Gonzaga sa My Amnesia Girl, "Lord, pandesal lang naman hinihingi ko, hamburger binigay nyo. May fries pa!"

All the pain and heartbreaks in the past, you made it all worth it. I have no regrets experiencing them, because now I know the reason for my love-scars. It was God's way of preparing me to meet and be with the greatest love of my life.

Lastly, I can say that it has been a wonderful journey and I hope you are ready to keep on sailing with me through many more monthsaries (and anniversaries). You are my Forever and I am your Always.

I love you, and I will never get tired of saying it and showing it.

The guy who plans to spend the rest of his life with you,
Mr. Brightside aka Your Crazy-Little Ban-Ne

Every long lost dream led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart they were like Northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Notes and Words

Songs, are meant to convey a message. The language of the heart and soul.

Songs find words for us when we are lost for it, when the simple "I love you" is not enough.

Songs, it's amazing how you discover one and how it perfectly describes the state you are in. It triggers an emotion, evokes a memory, creates longing.

Songs, they are more than notes and words.

You left your home, You're so far from everything you know
Your big dream is crashing down and out your door.
Wake up and dream once more.

Come back when you can...
You've done nothing at all to make me love you less.
So come back when you can.

I miss you.
I love you.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Sweet nothings

Being far away from you made me realize that
I can't stand being far away from you.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

I Promise

A love story:

It was the perfect start of a wonderful love story. Boy 1, tired from work and from pointless dates, went to O-bar with friends (he wasn't expecting to meet anyone/he didn't want to meet anyone). Boy 2, also tired from work, was invited by a friend to go to O-bar to distress. Boy 1 saw a friend of his best friend and hid (Boy 1 was not yet that "open" at that time). In an attempt to conceal himself, one of Boy 1's friends suggested that they roam the dance floor and said "I think I saw a former classmate." The "former classmate" he was pertaining to was Boy 2. The two boys meet for the first time. Boy 1 danced with Boy 2, it was the polite thing to do at that time. After a while, Boy 1 decided to return to his friends, after all he did not intend to meet anyone that night and he made a decision to take a break from the dating scene. Panic! Boy 1's friend was talking to the guy Boy 1 was trying to avoid, in another attempt to hide, Boy 1 decided to stay where Boy 2 was situated and danced with him.

"Pagod na ako magsayaw," Boy 2 uttered... "Would you like to step out for a while?" Boy 1 replied... The two boys stepped out and engaged in a 2-hour conversation. A connection was made... Instant chemistry.

Still unsure of the possibilities between them, two weeks passed by, two weeks of trying to find out if it's still worth a try. Alas, the boys found the necessary courage and started dating.

After almost two months of sweet-funny-anything goes-crazy dates, November 24, 2010, Boy 1 took a risk:

I love you. Take a risk with me. Be my boyfriend

And so did Boy 2:

I guess the monthsary is every 24th of the month

It has been seven (7) months of love for the two boys. Words are not enough to describe the beauty of their relationship, how rare and beautiful it is. What makes it even more wonderful is both their families and friends support their relationship.

But, a love story is not a love story if there are no challenges in between. Now the boys are facing a tough challenge... We are facing a tough challenge.

Two months ago my boyfriend left the country to work in Saudi Arabia. It was a difficult but necessary choice to make and I completely understand his reasons. Despite the distance (and the time difference) we decided to make it work. After all, it is a rare and beautiful love story that is worth fighting for.

A message to My Love:

Mahal ko,

It has been seven months of love, and I am looking forward to an infinite number of months to celebrate with you. You are my forever and I am your always.

I miss you and I love you so much.

A promise:

Kailanman hinding hindi magsasawa...
Na sabihin at ipakita...
Na mahal na mahal kita...
Habang buhay ikaw ay nais makasama

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sweet nothings

You are my forever...
There is no old or new...
We are not bound by time anymore.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Chao Ming

Ever since I saw you the first time on glee, your charm slowly creeped into my system, like a virus to a computer. Yes, it's true, I have a crush on Darren Criss.

See how charming he is...

Agree? :D

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Love is you

"You are my everything... My world... Love is you"

Everytime I hear this song, I am reminded of someone who is sweet, who is kind, who is funny, who is smart, who is charming and who loves me, both my light and my dark. Someone who I plan to spend the rest of my life with. You know who you are. I miss you. I love you.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Random musing

Here's a tip on doubling your wardrobe without the extra costs.

Find a boyfriend who has the same clothing size, waist line and shoe size as you.

Happy Sunday!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Sweet nothings

Mahal na mahal kita Pat, words are not enough to describe or explain the entirety of it. I do the things that I do for you because I love you so much.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

To My Love

To My Love,

It is truly sad that we have to be apart (physically). I have grown accustomed to you and spending time with you. But like we said, this is the conflict of our love story, the hurdle we must take to make it more beautiful. I know we can do this and we will prove to the world that long distance relationships work and we will prove that our love can withstand distance and time.

I will surely miss:
1. Our dates (movie-dates, dinner-dates, or just plain walking)
2. Random conversations (about anything under the sun, our future house, our future dog, what appliances to buy, etc.)
3. Kulit/Pacuthe moments (your abnoy/kid-like state, the jokes we make, crazy laugh trips)
4. Your massage expertise
5. THE CRAZY-HOT-STEAMY SEX!!! (all caps talaga… hahaha)
6. Doing sweet things for you and vice versa
7. The sweet notes we give each other
8. Sleeping beside you
9. Waking up beside you
10. Kissing your forehead
11. Kissing your lips
12. You, everything about you and everything you do.

You said before that you will leave your heart here in the Philippines, with me. I promise to take care of it with all my life. I will wait for you Mahal ko and in doing so I will not cease to show you how much I love you.

In return, you will be taking my heart with you in Saudi. Please take care of it.

I will miss you very much Mahal ko. Please take care of yourself. You will always be in my prayers.

I love you very much, and I will never grow tired of saying it and showing it. You are my forever.

Faithfully yours,
Carl aka and Mahal mo/Your Ban-Ne/ Your future husband

Farewell messages from our family and friends

Kapatid... alam kong di madali para sayo na umalis ng bansa at iwan kaming pamilya mo dito sa pilipinas. wag kang mag alala kela papa at mama, kami na ang bahala sa kanila. focus on your career, do what you have to do and excel at what you are doing. i know you will make us proud, you have been the pride of our family ever since. god speed, your kuya loves you... i will take care of the car too... (TSUP!)
- Kuya Don

Huy Pat!
Bawal ka umalis! boo! joke lang. =))
mamimiss kita. baduy. di na kita matatawagan as often kapag kelangan ko ng kausap. at cheering up. hehehe! mag face book ka para mamessage kita. sige, i understand mahal ang calls. pwede na emails at messages. tutuloy ko pa rin facebook poke. para masaya. ingat dun! kung mabaho sila, well tiisin mo na lang. :D
- Nan

A quote by Roger de Bussy-Rabutin - Absence is to love as wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small and kindles the great.
- Chino

Hi Pat! It's sad to hear that you're leaving for work soon. Kaka-meet pa lang natin, sayang! Anyway, I pray for your safety, and sana i-bless ka pa ni God. Thank you for loving my bezty and taking care of him. (Magkamukha na kayo.) Ingat ka lagi. :) Let's keep in touch the FB way. :) :*
- Carmi

alam mo kung hindi ko lang alam kung gaano kahalaga sa iyo si Carl hindi ko ito gagawin. Hehehe :) Good luck sa iyo lalo na sa lugar na pupuntahan mo. Kung naging student lang kita ikaw ang lalagyan ko ng medal na SUPER SPECIAL :) Huwag kang mag-alala may facebook naman at gaya nga ng lagi mong sinasabi sa akin "Sama mo ako sa prayer mo Queen ha" gagawin ko pa yan lagi lalo na ngayon na malayo ka sa tabi namin. Ingat lagi dun ha :)
Happy trip :) I Love You
- Odyssa/Queen

Wag mong kalimutang mag ingat lagi, baka pag nagulat ka tumili ka ng lakas.. good luck sa pag titiis sa pangungulila sakin, ay kay carl pala, hahaha! pero alam ko namang ma mimiss mo rin ako, hahaha, lam mo yan! kahit di mo aminin forever. hahaha... naku mami miss ko rin pala yung mga pasalubong mo na mga cakes... wag iyak angkopat! mabilis lang yang 6months, ilang tulog lang yan... pray lagi.. :)
- Tina

Hey pat! anong pasabog yan? aalis ka pala? grabe, moving up the corporate ladder so fast...haha! anyway, you know many people will miss you sorely, kaya naman madami din naghihintay ng pasalubong pagbalik mo. magic carpet lang ang bilin ko, ok? haha. god bless! and be good! hehe see you! :D
- Hycel

Pat! Sa short time na naging friends tayo, I discovered how funny, intelligent and loving you are. At napagtulungan na din natin ng sobra si Dan. Haha. It was really great meeting you. Anyway, be safe kung saan ka man pupunta and always be happy. Take care!
- Billie

Pat, goodluck on your stay in the middle east. i'm sure makakahanap ka ng madaming ginto dun. hahaha. pero seriously, i know you're gonna be OK because you're a survivor. Just always pray to God if you're in doubt or feeling stressed..actually kahit masaya ka. know that you have friends here sa pinas whio's cheering for you..and you have Carl na babalikan mo..wag ka mag alala babantayan namin sya..haha..and bumili na kayo ng webcam. dapat maging resourceful and creative para malago ang relationship. i'll miss you my dear friend..mwah!
- Armand

Dear Patrick,

Grabe yung mangingibang bayan ka na! Kakaloka! Tanda ko pa ang mga short but rock nating moments natin nila Jael sa UP bago ka lumipat sa PolSci. Alam mong dun yun nagsimula. hahaha

Well nakalulungkot naman na aalis ka, pero kung ito ang makabubuti ay gora lang! Magaling ka naman as a person so sugod lang! Mami-miss ka namin for sure! Sana ma-miss mo din kami! hahaha demanding ako eh.

Basta tuloy lang ang laban! haha Maraming nagmamahal sau, una na syempre itong taong nangalap ng mga farewell messages for you.

Ang sweet nyo naman! Kakaumay kayo. Atchara nga.hahaha

So panu, kita na lang pagbalik mo. Or kitain mo ako pag ako ang napunta dun. haha I LOVE YOU!
- Madam Marvin

Patricio!!! No puedo describir lo que me siento ahorita. Aunque no nos vemos mucho pero siempre eres parte de mi vida. Gracias por la amistad, la confianza y todo el momento que siempre me ayudas cuando te necesite yo. Cuidate, vale? Es una buena cosa que nos vemos cada vez que regresa aqui en Manila. Es una buena idea, verdad? Me siento fantastico que estes disfrutando tu vida amorosa. Mucho amor para ti y Carl. Pasalubong ko okay? Arabo okay na, mayaman gwapo na mabait... :p Sorry, papahirapan pa kitang magtranslate... Mil besos y un abrazo muy fuerte desde mi corazon... Te quiero... Te echare mucho, definitivamente!
- Shane

Dear Pat,

As you embark on this new adventure, may God continue to guide you and those you love. Trust in him so that the way will be made clear. Embrace the possibilities and let the journey unfold. I will miss you but wish you well on this exciting new venture.
- Panch

Pat, you were the first person to approach me during our Speech111 class where I felt so out of place. And remember you were also the one who told me we were having our final exam that day when I arrived before class without a clue that the freakin' exam was scheduled that day. From that time I would like to think that a beautiful friendship was formed, something that I will always be grateful for. Ang saya-saya that you're a part of this crazy life! But I just want to say that I am sooo happy for you and Carl. Super bagay!! And when I say it I mean it kasi alam mo naman siguro na hindi ako comfortable with gays dahil madalas they don't respect that Gelo already has a girlfriend. But anyway, when you told me about it, I don't know but I felt honored because you trusted me with it. You are a very good person and you deserve to be happy. So... Thank you for everything and goodluck!! Let's go back to Quezon sometime. I have a new place to show you guys!! With Carl, of course! I'll miss you, Pat. :)

And to you, Carl. I know this is unsolicited but I also want to thank you for loving and caring for Pat. I am soo happy for both of you and I wish you all the best. I hope you stay strong kahit lalayo sya for a while. And sana we can all hang out again soon!! Bowling!! :)
- Karla

Naging best friend kita by “default” kasi ako ang pinakamalapit mong orgmate by address. You should be my best man pero nalilito pa rin ako ever since the library confession kung best man or maid of honor but ill take to heart na 'straight' ka pare. Pag andito ka kung sakali may wedding bells ah tandaan mo yan. Hope you get hitched too *wink*.. paxenxa ka na sa lahat ng pinagdaanan ntn in perspective not just with ascent..nkita ko ang hirap sa lahat ng endeavors and failures that set you back with org family career and faith ng aminin mo ang katotohanan. And in turn success has never been sweeter. I'm not holding out anymore hopin youre still a 'real' dude but now that you hav carl i cud see that youve been more of a man now than ever. Youve found urself and hope ull find success enuff that ull get to spend ur latter years back in manila. Mamimiss ka din nmn kht hndi nnmn tau maxado lumalabas. Uve helped me find myself and find love and now ur due for the bigtiME! Congrats GodSpeed..he loves you and try ur best to make it work always.. and Capital H-e loves you as well and it has never faltered. We'll keep in touch mr. Man of few words. I'll admit u were always funnier than me :p pero mas gwapo ako
- Gelo

Dearest pat, thank you so much for the wonderful and happy moments that we shared together with the SF barkada. We are so grateful na we became friends. Stay in touch ha and please be safe!:) I love you so much dear!
- Reese

Paaaaaaat! Grabe isang beses pa lang kita nakikita, aalis ka na??? Naiyak pa naman ako nun! Pakita ka uli para maiyakan ko naman ang pag-alis mo! Haha. :) Sayang we didn't get the chance to hang out more. Sana bumalik ka soon, and whenever you're here let us know para maka-aura tayo! :) Ingat dyan! Babantayan namin si Carl!
- Kat

Hi Fat!

Well, sabi ko nga sayo, bibisitahin naman kita dyan sa Afghanistan. Chos lang. Ingat ka dyan sa Saudi, maraming nangrerape dyan. Hahaha. So, pakihanda na lang ang tutulugan namin ni Joseph ha? Dahil guguluhin ka namin when we get there. :) See you soon Fat. Sayang di na tayo nagkita, pero may FB naman so keri lang. :)

Keep safe! And good luck sa career! Fight!
- Mix

Hey tutsi, it has been like what? A year of friendship and I’d like to thank you for sharing a part of your life with me, with us. The drunk nights, fancy dinners and the talks over gelato cups. It has been all wonderful. We’ll miss you Pat! I’ll miss you! Ako muna proxy kay Carl. Haha kidding. But yeah, ingat ka dun and I wish you all the best. I shall see you soon 
- Ram

Pat! Bon Voyage! Ingat ka ha! Siyempre hindi naman ito pamamaalam habambuhay kaya ayokong sabihing paalam! Ienjoy mo lang ang ibang bansa. Malungkot talaga sa ibang bansa pero me ym, facebook at internet naman lagi lang kaming nandito kahit nasa korea na ko usap pa rin tayo! Ingatan mo lagi ang sarili mo dahil mag-isa ka lang sa ibang bansa walang ibang aasikaso sayo!haha Ingat. God Bless you more!
- Ron

Hey Patricio! 
Pats, It was really good knowing you. We were not able to spend lots of time together (the parties didn’t happen; we got too busy in our careers! Haha!). But every time we meet, it feels like we’re old friends. I wish you all the best in your career! Have fun and keep in touch! See you again soon! God bless Pats!
- Gedwyn

I’m so happy because you’ve become a part of my life, the rotiwhores’ lives and Tabz’s life, you will forever be a part of our lives. The best part of you is being you. Nothing to explain because I know that every person in your life knows what I mean and I believe it is God’s grace you found one of the greatest gifts from God and that is Tabz. I hope you both end up together and plez wag mo kami kakalimutan. Labyu.
- Anne

Hey Pat! I'll keep it short and simple! Have a safe flight to Saudi. God bless! May this be the start of an awesome career. And see you soon!

p.s. I think you are one of the most thoughtful friends I know. So… don't forget to get me something nice when you come back. Haha. Just kidding.
- Lucky

Kapatid patrick helo... Im gonna mishue... Ki o tsukete kudasai in englsh take care pls,and have nice flyt po ,itterashaimase...i love u kpatd keep in t0uch po mwuah.
- Posh

hey fatricio.

I've always liked you the first time i saw you. and i know ours is a friendship that will transcend any circumstances. I won't be saying goodbye cos im pretty sure you'll be tagging along for the rest of God knows when. But id like you to know that i appreciate every little thing you do for me, and more so for loving one the peope i care about the most. and for that i will foirever be grateful. so ingat lang sa Saudi, padalan ako ng ginto. see ya in 6 mos. gonna miss you walang sawang pambabara kay saringan. best laftrip moment ko un eh. haha ssshhh. labyu:D
- Hazel

Hey Patrick! I'm glad I have a friend like you. Rarely would you find someone who can be bothered anytime hehe Hindi ako madaldal pagdating sa letters kaya.... See you in 6 months! I'm surely gonna miss you :)
- Dan-hey

Hi Pat,
Good luck and Take care! May God continue to shower you with blessings!Always pray
- Grace (6bam na hindi mo pa nakikilala..hahaha)

“Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes, A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends”
– Richard David Bach
Pat, buona fortuna amico mio (Italian)
Boa sorte (portugese)
Buena suerte (Spanish)
Good luck to you

Pat, good luck to your new venture… Hope to see you soon, happily with Carl (^_^)
- Greg (6bam)

Mag-ingat ka dun. Maid-of-honor ka pa rin sa kasal ko ha… Mahal kita!
- Ervie

Dearest Pat,

I received the good news that you have been given your visa and ticket to Saudi Arabia. Although I feel sad that you must leave the country and be so far away from us, I am happy as I bid you farewell (for now). I know that you are a grown man now but you know that as a mother, I cannot help but miss my children and worry for them all the time. I cannot give you all the advices that I wish to say but one advice is to always take care of your health. Stay safe. God bless you always!

No goodbyes for us….So, See you!

Tita Cynthia
write soon.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ordinary Fairy Tale

Paano kung si Prince Charming hindi na charming? O kaya, hindi siya talaga prinsipe? Paano kung ordinaryong tao lang pala siya?

Pero mahal na mahal niya yung Prinsesa na:
a) Sinumpa ng Witch;
b) Kinulong sa tore na binabantayan ng isang mabangis na Dragon; or
c) Kinidnap ng isang Evil Wizard at balak nitong pakasalan at gawing ina ng kaniyang evil offspirings.

Kung ordinaryo lang ang ating bida:
a) Magiging magical pa din kaya ang halik niya at magigising si Sleeping Beauty?
b) Magkakaroon kaya siya ng lakas ng loob tahakin ang tore na kinalalagyan ng isang Damsel in Distress at supilin ang mabangis na Dragon?
c) Mapipigilan kaya niya ang maitim na balak ng Evil Wizard, just in time para kantahin ang duet theme song nila nung Prinsesa habang nakasakay sa isang magical flying carpet?
d) O magpapakaordinaryo na lang siya, magiging parte na lang siya ng istorya bilang farmer #3 or soldier #12?

Will he break free from being ordinary? Will he be able to look beyond himself and focus on the object of his love? Will he become the prince that he was meant to be?

"Love can make an ordinary man do extraordinary things"

Thursday, January 13, 2011

3 things...

I know I placed you in a very uncomfortable position last night and honestly I don’t know what to do or what to say. You know that I’m not that good in words and me saying a lot of things might make it worse. So, I’ll just say three things:

I’m sorry. I miss you so much. I love you.