Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Monday, October 23, 2006
Somewhere along the way I had to call Joema again because I didn't know where we are supposed to go. My brother was telling me that I should remember the way to their house. But it was four years ago when I was there. Told him that he should go back there after four years and see if he still remembers the way. Anyways, good thing Joema's brother was there outside their house to fetch us. Their mother was still at church when we arrived. It was just our family there for a while. Then his mother came and greeted us. His mother's really nice and kissed all of us. Even my brother who's kinda aloof when it comes to that. Sya pa nilapitan nung nanay ni Joema para magbeso. Katuwa! It turns out I had nothing to worry about. My parents and his mom easily got along. I remember that they talked about how my father's part of the family also hailed from Bulacan. Joema's mom said that her brother-in-law is from that same part of Bulacan and the surname was Rodriguez. My dad told them that his aunt has the same family name. Jay joked that Joema and I might be related hahaha. Nanay showed us baby pictures of Joema. She told my parents about their stay in the US (Mama told us when we got home that she was teary eyed while Nanay was telling her how hard it is to be away from her three boys - hehe ang drama ng nanay ko). While there, his cousins and titas were coming and going to their house so nakilala na rin nila Mama. One of Joema's tita even kissed me when she came by. Sabi tuloy ng nanay ko 'kilalang kilala nyo na pala si Cris dito'. We stayed there until lunch, we had spaghetti and inihaw na manok and liempo. I'm happy Joema and I spent time yesterday together with our families. It was a family affair indeed.
I hope this email finds you in the best of health.
Our batch, the UP College of Law Class of 1985, will be the celebrating sponsor during the 2010 Alumni Homecoming of the U.P. College of Law. As part of this event, we will also be undertaking projects that will benefit our College-our way of giving back to our school.
As our means to raise funds for our endeavors, our batch is proud to offer to all interested alumni of the university, an Oblation statuette which was reproduced by no less than Napoleon V. Abueva, the National Artist.
The Abueva reproduction weighs 3.5 lbs., stands 20 inches high, is made of fiberglass and painted with antique bronze finish. It has a brass plate at the base which has an embossed logo of the University.
It can be personalized, according to the course and class to which the alumnus belongs.
We feel that the oblation is a timely project especially so that the University is celebrating its 100th year in 2008. It is also unique and rare. Owning one is like having a part of history.
The statuette costs P10,000.00 each. It includes FREE engraving of the alumnus' name and the course/s and year graduated, comprising two lines.
All deliveries are FREE within Metro Manila. For deliveries outside of Metro Manila, the cost of freight cost is P450.00 which is for the account of the alumnus.
To order your personalized Oblation statuette, please text or call Sheila at the Secretariat at Tel. No. 906-5200307. You can fax the filled up form to 888-0912. We will collect upon confirmation of your order and prior to delivery. We will advice you regarding collection of payment upon receipt of your order.
We are attaching a brochure and a ready-to-print Order Form for your use and reference.
We would also be grateful for referrals to your classmates and friends from the university.
Bernadette G. Juarez, LL.B.
U.P. College of Law, Class of 1985
Leave a comment if you want a copy of the order form. How I wish I have the 10k to spare for this statuette.
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Joema's doing okay but he's still a bit light headed. He's able to eat already. They've discharged him from the hospital just this morning. Thank God for Philhealth and their HMO at work Intellicare they didn't shell out a single centavo. Please pray for Joema's speedy recovery.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Back to my story again, when Joema was wheeled in to his room I did not go to his side immediately. His Tita's and mom where all around him. I waited for some of them to leave before I went to his side and hold his hand. He was shivering from the cold. They said it was because of the anesthesia. Plus he wasn't wearing anything aside from the hospital gown. Good thing his mom brought a comforter. He had a comforter and a blanket to keep him warm but he was still cold. His hand was so cold when I held it. I wanted to hug him but I can't. Hiya na naman ako syempre. I was talking to him - told him that Epoy brought the poker set, that his surgeon is young (to which Epoy quipped that the doctor was newly grad and Joema was his first operation) - and asking him so many questions - was he asleep during the surgery (no, but he fell asleep for a while), what were the doctors talking about during the procedure (they were talking about going abroad), is he still cold (yes) - napagalitan tuloy ako nung nurse dahil bawal daw kausapin. Di na din kami nagtagal dahil bawal naman pala kausapin ang pasyente. I kissed him before we left (hindi na ko nahiya) then said our goodbyes to his mom, brother, tita and cousins who were left.
Last night I felt this overwhelming feeling - overwhelming love for this person whom I only knew existed not more than 6 years ago. And I felt grateful that God gave me someone to love so much, grateful that I know this kind of feeling, grateful that I'm experiencing this kind of love.
Monday, October 16, 2006
It's our 80th monthsary today!! Happy monthsary honey! I wish things were a lot cheerier for us this month. I'm praying that everything will be well during your operation tomorrow. Kung hindi lagot silang lahat sa kin. And hopefully matapos na yang sakit mo once and for all. I love you! xoxo
Friday, October 06, 2006
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Monday, October 02, 2006
a. Smile and say Thanks
b. Ignore it and change the subject
c. Complement them back
d. Turn red in embarrasment at the attention and look around to see other people's reaction
e. Take it as your due!
2. From shelly: What color are your eyes? black
3. From kia: What do you like most about yourself? I can't think of any. I'm not liking myself right now.
4. From julie: How do you spend Christmas? I spend it with my family and loved ones. Christmas is a big thing here in the Philippines. Kaya kawawa naman ang boyfriend ko when he has to work during Christmas eve and Christmas day away from his family.
5. From wide imagination: When do you normally blog? Day or night? Lately...day time here at the office. I'm too tired when I get home and too lazy to turn on our PC.
6. From rach: What song can you relate to your personal life? Share a line or two of that song. I don't have this. I don't have a theme song for myself. I should find one.
7. From sherle: What is your favorite color for a sleeping environment? White or cream. But my bedroom is in pink. hehe