Thursday, December 20, 2012
Thursday, August 09, 2012
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Sunday, June 17, 2012
When I was born, you were already there taking photos of me. You were so happy that you even displayed them on your exhibit. Those were really amazing shots, Dad! I really was an incubator baby weighing about 4,711gms, and you said I was smaller than a Jack Daniels bottle. That was an epic series of B/W!
When I was 2, you threw me in the pool and just watched me. I learned to swim because of that. You also gave me Crayola Crayons and I drew my first masterpiece. I learned all the different colors in no time!
When I was 4, you let me ride a horse and took me on my first go-kart ride. You also gave me the chance to play around Broadcast City, from the wardrobe/costume department to the video library where I picked out the movies I wanted to watch in the editing room while you were taping. You knew I loved costumes and the arts ever since. But when I was given a clown costume for Jonah's Birthday, I remembered having a tantrum because I hated the clown costume, which actually became a fear up to this day! Hahah!
When I was 6, you brought me to the shooting range and I learned how to shoot and clean guns. You also came with me on my first day of school. You said I was crying and didn't want to let go of your hand. You also went to the guidance office because you saw me push the two big girls bullying me and you didn't get mad at me for doing so.
When I was 8, you enrolled me to learn Combat Aikido and you came to my graduation to watch me kick some ass! You also let me go on my first camping trip as a girl scout.
You always gave me a toy even it was small, because I was happy no matter what. And since then, I also give you toys because you always made me feel how happy you were to receive something simple. When I was 10, you bought me a bmx bike and I learned to ride by myself without the trainer wheels. You knew I could do it and you just let me ride even if I never came home on time for dinner.
When I was 12, you brought home a Kamus so I can learn Bahasa while you guys were in Indo. It was actually a prep for me to get ready to move there. I even became your translator in an instant!
When I was 14, you let me play all the sports in school and even bought me all the nice gears. You also let me travel in Asia to compete and just see, experience and learn different cultures all over the world.
When I was 16, I had my first heartbreak, but you were there to make me smile. You even let me go on my first prom night and let me stay out with my friends even if I didn't come home that night.
When I was 18, you still drove me to College, waited for me and picked me up even if I took so long to get out. You knew I was just hanging out with friends and you still waited. You also didn't get mad at me the very first time I took your car out without your permission. You just gave me a license after.
Dad, so many years had passed, and I did change. I became distant and I wasn't as sweet as when I was 6. I took out my personal problems on you and you still forgave me. I couldn't talk to you and we weren't as close anymore. I took you for granted but you were still there...
No matter how far I have gone and have become, you never gave up on me. Even if I don't tell you "I Love You" on your face anymore, I actually do. Even if you get mad at me for being stubborn, I still care. Even if we don't live in the same house anymore, I still think of you...
Dad, I will always be your Unica Hija and forever I will be... Thank you for everything... ❤
Friday, May 11, 2012
Dearest Susan Trinidad,
I know that many things in life have come and some are now gone. So much has happened, both good times and bad times. I know that I had been the hardest to control, the hardest to understand and the hardest to reach. I admit to all that. We all fall down the hill if we don't look at the path that was meant for us to pass. We roll and tumble. We get bruised and stained, but we all get up and put a smile on our faces. That is what life taught me. It is the pain that teaches our minds and hearts to move forward. It is the sorrow that gives way to a brighter tomorrow. For there is hope in between. There is love around. There is the happiness that we all long for, but most especially, there is someone who guides and understands what we all go through...
THERE IS YOU, MOM... and I LOVE YOU for that... ❤
I may not be around at all times, but here in my heart you will always be... THE ONLY ONE... ❤
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! :)
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Kickin it and having fun at King's Playground...
King V8bmw , Corvette C6 driven : Ian King
Cefiro RB , STI RA driven : Jong King
Head Instructor : Pao Arespacochaga
Tandem Run A : Mark Bernardo & Jong King
Tandem Run B : Struan Wallace, Kim Garcia & Ian King
Saturday, May 05, 2012
Monday, December 26, 2011
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
The cultivation of thoughts and emotions – the Mind… the Conscious and the Unconscious… the Ideals for generating pure compassion and altruism… These 8 Verses are Buddhist Teachings, which lets you see yourself and be able to create a more positive mental attitude towards your own self and to others around you…thus, benefits all…
“With a determination to achieve the highest aim,
For the benefit of all sentient beings,
Which surpasses even the wish-fulfilling gem,
May I hold them dear at all times.”
“Whenever I interact with someone,
May I view myself as the lowest amongst all,
And, from the very depths of my heart,
Respectfully hold others as superior.”
“In all my deeds may I probe into my mind,
And as soon as mental and emotional afflictions arise-
As they endanger myself and others-
May I strongly confront them and avert them.”
“When I see beings of unpleasant character
Oppressed by strong negativity and suffering,
May I hold them dear-for they are rare to find-
As if I have discovered a jewel treasure!”
“When others, out of jealousy
Treat me wrongly with abuse, slander, and scorn,
May I take upon myself the defeat
And offer to others the victory.”
“When someone whom I have helped,
Or in whom I have placed great hopes,
Mistreats me in extremely hurtful ways,
May I regard him still as my precious teacher.”
“In brief, may I offer benefit and joy
To all my mothers, both directly and indirectly,
May I quietly take upon myself
All hurts and pains of my mothers.”
“May all this remain undefiled
By the stains of the eight mundane concerns;
And may I, recognizing all things as illusion,
Devoid of clinging, be released from bondage.”
Click: Criticism and Illusion
In other words I know, “Don’t do unto others what you don’t want others to do unto you.”