Sukob na…

I was supposed to be on blog leave for a week. I am currently finishing ten books that I’ve marked for reading. Sounds geeky ano? Haha. I haven’t read a book for months because I am focused on these online revenue programs. But that’s not the only reason why I took a blog leave. I am also taking care of a personal matter. Good thing that personal matter’s already in Canada. Sad? Relieved? Can’t decide.

I visited some blogs today. I was supposed to post something tomorrow, on a different topic, but this blog inspired me to post something today and spread some love. BluePanjeet has “Sukob na” embedded in his blog. I’ve been playing the song over and over. It’s a song that makes me smile for the simple reason that it brings back good memories. And it brought back so many good ones. Especially that Saturday night I got sick. Hahaha… Can you see me smiling? πŸ™‚ BluePanjeet’s starting a Food for the Soul series of posts. So watch out for it. The photos of food (that will make you hungry, believe me) are taken from Dom Lawrence, OSB. Visit Brother Dom’s blog if you need some spiritual pep talks. Of course you can visit Br. Vince’s as well. Mas smiling face lang si brother Dom kay kuya (peace kuya!) πŸ™‚

I would just like to tell everyone that my Alexa rank is improving each and every day. Thank you, Mousey! We contributed a little to the rank’s improvement. But it’s all 90% of her efforts paying off. Nakakahiya sa kanya. We’re all reaping the fruits of her hard work. And at the rate things are going, baka we’ll be in the top 100,000 come year-end. Yey! I will make it up to you, sister. Promise yan. Do check out her post about her weekend. It’s her hubby’s birthday this week so she’s really busy cleaning up the house for the upcoming celebration.

I changed my theme, obviously, and finally managed to organize my links. Please check if I linked u up and your link is correct. If not, please tell me and I apologize in advance. I will act on it immediately.

I can’t stop smiling.

Sukob na, halika na… sabay tayo sa payong ko… Yakap ka, kapit pa… Umulan, bumagyo magkasama tayo sa payong ko magkasama tayong dalawa…

Who is…

This post is for all those bloggers like me who have their own domain and are oblivious to the fact that their personal information are plastered in the world wide web.

Yesterday, I was asking kuya/Br. Vince about this website wherein you can see information about the domain and its owner. It is called WHOIS, but we both lost the link to it and I am so lazy to google it, I just discarded the idea.

Then, I chance upon this website Smart PageRank SEO Tools that has a WHOIS in the list. Yey! I immediately checked Sasha-says and was annoyed to see my personal information I entered when I registered this domain. It was in my mind to check this one before but always forgets about it. I immediately contacted BigSkyMedia to ask if there is a way to remove/hide my personal information. And good thing it was acted on immediately. Kunsabagay mabait kasi ang BigSkyMedia talaga. Isang text or email lang okay na.

So check your cpanels, Ferdz of BigSkyMedia told me you can change to ‘private’ these information, so as to hide it even when others check WHOIS. Mine was changed to private and I checked this morning, it was tagged as such already.

There are people out there with nothing else to do but play pranks on other people. Saka your full name, address and telephone numbers (landline and cellphone) are listed there. You don’t want that in the hands of psychos right?

Euthanasia

Last night’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy hit close to home. Umali’s dad underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. Turned out that the cancer was already widespread in his body and undergoing surgery would be fatal. Still, since before the surgery the patient requested that the surgery be done no matter what, the doctors honored his wishes. As a result, he was put on life support after the surgery, there’s no more hope that he will wake up and recover. The cancer was never disclosed to Umali. Had he known, he would have advised against the surgery.

He angrily told the surgeons that they should have known better. It’s a waste of life because he would have enjoyed a few more months with the family.

The whole family, his mom and 2 brothers, were crying. They were advised that either they wait for him to wake up which is very unlikely or they take him out of life support. His organs are failing. They all turned to Umali, being a doctor himself. He was crying but he made a firm decision, they should take their father out of life support. It was really painful, he said, a machine breathing for you and all your organs dying.

He unplugged the machine.

When my mom was comatosed, we were told by the doctors that even if she wakes up, she’ll end up paralyzed and brain damaged. My dad didn’t want to decide so everyone turned to me and made me decide… do we unplug the life support then and there or wait for a few more days. I decided that we should unplug it. My mom’s eyes were wide open, she looked like she was breathing but in truth she was half dead already.

At exactly 9:30 in the morning of September 29, 2005, my mom was taken out of life support.

Euthanasia is still a big issue right now. I was against it before. But faced with the big question of whether you want your love one (my mom in my case) to suffer indefinitely or end her suffering for her, I finally understood the side of those pro-euthanasia. It was a hard decision to make. There’s a nagging doubt in your mind if you’re doing the right thing. What if she wakes up and recovers? But it was explained to us in detail how the massive organ failure affected my mom’s body and what is the consequence if she wakes up. I didn’t want to take that chance. I didn’t want to see my mom suffer even more.

Yes, I am pro-euthanasia now. I told my siblings that if ever the same thing happens to me, take me out of life support asap. My dad told us the same thing.

Your opinion may differ from mine now. But believe me, when you’re in the same situation, everything else will be different.

Saturday of fun

All of my life it seemed that something has been missing. I didn’t know what to do…
You opened the door, and let the sunshine in. My life will never be the same again…

You can’t stop smiling for the simple reason that you keep hearing this song play in your head over and over again. You look everywhere and only one face registers in your mind. And then that song again…

Now that I have you by The Company

You feel as if everything’s going to be alright. Everything will get better. You need not choose to be happy. Because you are happy. There is this giddy feeling inside you that has a life of its own. And you can’t suppress it. And you don’t want to.

This isn’t love. But a giddy feeling with a music humming and a life of its own.

I’m livin’ in a brighter world now that I have you.

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Last Saturday night was one of the best nights of my life in a long while. I spent the latter part of the afternoon until the next day with my high school friends. It was so much fun! Oo, pakner, nagkita na nga kami ni Tonyo. Hehehe

We were laughing the whole time. Teriyaki Boy in Tomas Morato was witness to a lot of our get-togethers. Everytime we think of seeing each other, we automatically think of Teriyaki Boy, not because we love their food (well I love the sushi, maki and katsudon there), but mainly because it was there that we spent our first get-together. May sentimental value kumbaga πŸ™‚

Anthony, my one true love (hahaha joke lang na totoo), went home after 11 years in Canada. So he’s the reason we had a get-together. He contacted me and told me he wanted to see everyone. Always the organizer of get-togethers, I contacted everyone and arranged for us to meet nga. I was the early bird, as usual. Nainis nga ako. I told them that next time, I will make a grand entrance na. Hahaha. Nah, it’s a habit already, being on time. I always have this thinking na I’ll be missing something when I don’t arrive on time. Hahaha. And boy, would I miss a lot kung nahuli ako! πŸ˜‰

Basta it was so much fun! I even forgot PPP and blogging for a whole day.Β  πŸ˜‰

Happy Monday everyone and may all of us have a wonderful, blessed week ahead!

Let’s all choose to be happy today πŸ™‚

My Tatay

Where is tatay?

Very clever shot. Tatay is hidden talaga. EB at Gerry’s Grill.

And look how serious we were on the first pic. Hahaha

Love u tatay! πŸ™‚ Miss u te melai! At ingat sa pagbalik dyan sa gitnang silangan pakner!

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I forgot to put this one kaya singit ko na…

Nakausap ko rin pala si itay kanina! Hahahaha… Nakakatuwa sobra!!!!!!!!

Yun lang πŸ˜‰

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Speaking of tatay…

I had a serious talk with my (biological) dad last night during dinner. I told him everything about my love-hate relationship with accounting. I told him how much I want to leave the corporate world and how much I want my life to be simple and stress-free. I told him that had it not for my mom, I would have taken up a different course, etc. etc.

He asked me what I’m doing every night and why I stay up late. I told him about my online life and all. I told him that I am planning to enroll this coming November and I will shift professions.

And guess what??

He said yes!

I love my dad!!!

Naiiyak ako while writing this down. It’s different when you’ve made a decision and your parent(s) is supporting it 100%. I know how much they (my parents, esp. my dad) want a CFO for a daughter. I can’t. I really can’t. I’m not cut out for it. I probably can but I don’t want to. I want to live a bit longer than my mom. I don’t want to die early and not do the things I want to do. And doing accounting for another 5 years or so will kill me. No exaggeration.

I always tell my siblings (when my dad’s fast asleep already) that they need to relieve me of all my duties (financial mostly) when I turn 30. That would be by next year, August 2008. I need to have some time for myself and I believe I should start when I reach the big 3-0. I will travel anywhere I want to, I will do things I dare not try to because I have responsibilities, I will go someplace else and get to know ME a bit more.

This is one of the happiest days of my life πŸ™‚

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