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no. 94 was done… wheee!!!

As the Filipino nation prepares for election 2010,part of these were lots of work, Media adds, Voter’s Education and awareness. Different groups shared their talent and resources to help. So, I don’t want to missed the chance to become one of them. I want to be a volunteer for 2010 election. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜‰ :-D.

Be out there not just to for one or two individuals, but to help other people on the said historical day… ๐Ÿ˜€

With lots of ย inquiries and research on where and how can I join a volunteer group for election, I was fortunate to be listed as a one for PPCRV. (Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting). My mom, was part of it and I insisted to be one of them too ( kinulit ko, joinx :-D)

And so May 10, 2010, I became a Volunteer of 2010 Election, I woke up at 5:00 am(thanks sa gumising sa akin… :-D) to prepare and be ready for the day’s battle. I was assigned at the information section. Giving small piece of paper containing the Cluster no. ,Precinct no. and Sequence no. of each voter.

Irritated Voters, Heat of the sun, Thirst, long queues, busted PCOS ( nasira kaya ung dalawa… :-() what else could we expect. These are just normal stuff because it’s a first time. Seems negative but there were positive points in here.For me, it’s fulfilling to serve without expecting anything. As long as I have accomplished my life list, for me it’s rewarding… ๐Ÿ™‚


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Go Out and VOTE!!!!

May 10, 2010 is coming… :-D, this is also a break though for our election process that lasted for ages. Filipino Nation is now embracing theย Automated Election Process . It’s great to know that this country is now adopting on what we call modernization. With the aid of PCOS (Precinct Count Oftical Scan) machine, votes can easily be counted.ย Although there are a lot PROs and CONs along the way, I believe that we just need to pursue this to move Forward.

Even if ย we have different ways on how to perform the process, still the basic concept of VOTING should be exercised.

With that, this Post is for the Filipino Pips… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

So Let’s go out and Vote, experience this right with dignity and rightย  judgment.

Let us pray for Peaceful and Honest election.

Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!!!



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For my Nanay Deng…

As I wrote my 101 list in 1001 days, one of my to do’s is to:

79. Bring Nanay Candeng to Babelโ€™s House

A woman who is very dear to me. Like a loving mother who care in every ways to make sure that her child is well and safe. Nanay Deng (Candida Torres Agustin) was my auntie, sister of my father and third child of my grand parents was a simple woman who chose to have a simple life.

A life to serve her family in a way she believes to be rewarding and pleasing. She was never a house wife nor a mother of a biological child but she has a lot of children who used to call her “NaNaY”. A mother figure to her nieces and nephews specially to me. It was a claimed that I was her child and she was also my mom too ( I was her no. 1 favorite… ๐Ÿ™‚ peace kuya Ricky and te Marie :-)). She has a part in taking care of me ever since I live my life into this world. I used to share to her the happiness and love I give to my real mom ( I have two moms… ๐Ÿ™‚ ).

On the 22nd day of April year 2010, she passed away. We really thank God, for she did not suffer longer as she approaches death. I will miss the time that I used to impart with her cool and great details happened to my life. Every time I had spacial events, beautiful dress, pretty make-ups (abay, graduation, sagala, etc…), I always make sure that she had a glimpse of how I looked. I used to utter Nay, tingnan mo na ko, ang ganda ko with matching a huge smile on my face”.

I included no. 79 in my 101 list because she didn’t had a chance to hang around and spare moment outside of her fences. She used to be left at home and said “Sige ako nalang ang taong Bahay”. I attempted to ask her to go with us but often times,I did not succeed ๐Ÿ˜ฆ . How I wish she could lived much longer for us to let her experience the vacation, gatherings and get-together.

This post is dedicated to our Nanay Deng, with prayers, flowers,candles and love. May she live peacefully with her Creator. Thank you for all the love and sucrrifices that you have given to the family specially to me.

Candida Torres Agustin

September 22, 1940 – April 22, 2o10

~~>Rest in Peace<~~



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kita kitz batch ’96….:D

April 17, 2010 was the date, when the event named Kita Kitz Batch ’96 was held. Aย Reunion that was formed to gather all the pips who graduated High School at Dna Trinidad Mendoza Institute, year 1996 (obvious ba? hahahahs… ;-D)

A collaboration of eager ones who shared their minds and ideas to make this possible in just a span of almost 3 months, whoow… :-D. By gathering information, preparing checklist, opening School Year Book, looking for Friends (thru FB and walking “angles” whahaha.. :-D) meetings, and budgeting, everything fell into place. Of course some lapses were noted, but then again the event had brought fun and enjoyment to everyone (we really hope it did… :-O).

Warm acknowledgement to those who helped to make this event a memorable one.

  • Financial Support from batchmates who are more well-off (Out of the Country pips, you know who they are.. :-D)
  • Artistic talent of the lay-out artist
  • Creative minds of the Event Master
  • Supportive people who helped gather more attendees as possible
  • Cute and kind Collectors ๐Ÿ˜€
  • Runners, here, there, and everywhere
  • Understanding Bosses/co-workers who allowed attendees for absent or take leave
  • Dance instructor
  • School Guards and Assistant
  • Free Photographer from the Studio Owner
  • Performers
  • Buffet and Table designers
  • …and All those who shared financial contribution.

For the friendship-links that were re-opened (and re-kindled), having met old friends, for the lasting smiles and laughters (till now), even the pressures that goes along with organizing this… Well, I can proudly say that this EVENT served it purpose…Wheee….:-)

Success!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

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Way of the cross via old churches of Bulacan

During Lenten Session, Catholic devotees have their ways to reflect and look-in to their relationship with the Creator. One of these ways was the “Station of the Cross”.

Last Holy Wednesday, I was about to join this activity together with my Mom, she reminded of the time and told me not to be late. Of course I told her, “Yep Mama, I’ll be there!” But… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ But… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ But… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I wasn’t able to make it because of work wheeww… :-(. I missed that wonderful experience. With that, I felt a bit sad, but of course I still have other options… wheee.. ;-D

Today (Holy Thursday) me, and my cousins were scheduled for Visita Iglesia. We were about to visit great churches in Bulacan. We decided to explore the province and its historical religious sites.For some this is being done in 7 churches only but for us, we had 14 of those for 14 station of the cross). With the histories it witnessed, antique relics and images, structural designs and old stones in its wall, it is definitely worth seeing it all.

At this point, I should also start to work on my no. 30 of my 101 list, and its to be in different Churches.

… and as elders says, you are privilege to have wishes for each new church to enter, therefore… wish, wish, wish, and hope it will came true in God’s perfect time… ๐Ÿ˜€


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This too shall pass…whew!!!

We cannot always expect that everything will be okay, fine and favorable forย  us. There will always beย  sad, uncomfortable and downside for anything. After all, we cannot appreciate positive things without the negative… :-D. It often goes together. So for times like these, we can always utter the words:

… and believe that everything will be fine… ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€


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haPpY WeDdinG AnNivErsAry…

Today, March 4, 2010 was the date when my Papa and Mama swore to God in front of family and friends that they will live and love each other until their lives end (I always pray to God, not too soon… :-))

As I heard from a lot of people who surrounds me that married life is “hindi parang kain na pag-napaso, iluluwa” . In my own interpretation, there will never be undo, rewind or take two. Of course marrying on the second time is a different story. In marriage, it requires the couple to be understanding, open, loving, faithful, honest and responsible. I just put on those adjectives as I usually heard these from wedding sermons, couple’s book, elder’s advises. It is really true that the couple needs to workย  for their marriage.

Indeed, I saw these to my Papa and Mama. They have differences but still, they stick together (yeehhheeee…. ๐Ÿ˜€ ).

My Papa isย  patient, understanding and calm guy. He can withstand the mood swings of his daughters and wife (All these girls have their own version of kasungitan…joinx ๐Ÿ˜€ ). He don’t use to get angry. But when he does, he’s like a bursting champagne that can not stop to spill (katakot… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ). Good provider (Sobra!!!)

My Mama is strict, dominant, and moody mom (hala,patay ako pag nabasa nya to… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ). But she never fails to cook good food, prepare our needs, be there always by our side ๐Ÿ˜€ . A mom who has the passion to care, pamper and love unconditionally. She loves to share, provide and help specially to her siblings. She a “Big Ate” to them.

On their Special Day, I want to greet them a super happy anniversary!!!

I’m so blessed and lucky to have them us my parents and I’m sure my sisters feel the same way too (batukan ko sila pag-hindi… ๐Ÿ˜€ ).

We want to thank them so much… ๐Ÿ™‚