Sunday, December 16, 2012

brandon, jim henry, jim....

I have this in blue... my brother does not like the that color... he actually don't like the bag at all... 2700Php... everybody thinks it is too pricey...

Then I saw this at Mush, Jim Henry... mine is Brandon Tote bag...

and Jim tote bag...


Hmmmmm... it would be a nice collection, don't you think?



Saturday, December 15, 2012

akisha




wall

wall decor on my hospital room...

movies...

"Oro, Plata, Mata" is thought to be Peque Galaga's signature... It had been actually restored(?), remastered(?) and considered as a national treasure...

But Galaga was told by his fellow directors, that he only became a true Filipino direct and that his one true Filipino film is "Scorpion Night" 

I guess, what fit in the shoe... anyway, here is a trailer of "Oro, Plata, Mata" (i guess not restored yet)


I saw Himala on TV... I think it was during Holy Week... I remember ABS-CBN...

and definitely agree the indeed "Himala" is if not the most epic Filipino Film ever made... and certainly is the greatest and that it should be restored and taken care of...

Here is a trailer of the Film...

me, likey...

I'm not a fan of KC... neither am I a Palmolive user... just love her hair color...
not even sure if the color of her will fit me...
hmmmmm...

Monday, December 10, 2012

The Lady is Calling

My brother have been around, almost as soon as we arrived... I stayed home... well, I should... I still needed to fully recover plus, I don't think it was right that I start gallivanting without first paying homage to Our Mother...

It took me about a week to be able to go...

It is quite near... it was just a town away... so as soon as I was feeling better... I had no reason not to come... and  sometimes, if you don't come... the Lady will come to call you...






The original image was brought to the area by Augustinian friars who spiritually administered Manaoag from 1590-1613 in accordance with Royal Spanish decree. In 1614, the Dominicans assumed spiritual leadership under the patronage of Saint Monica.

In the early 17th century, the ivory image was brought to the Philippines by Padre Juan de San Jacinto from Spain via Acapulco. Documents dating back to 1610 attest that a native man walking home heard a mysterious female voice. He looked around and saw on a cloud-veiled treetop an apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, holding a Rosary in her right hand and the Child Jesus in her left. The man fell on his knees and later told others of the miracle. On the spot where St Mary appeared to the man, a chapel was built, and the present-day town quickly grew around it.

A huge crowd attended the canonical coronation of the image on 21 April 1926 by the then-Papal Nuncio, as authorised by Pope Pius XI. After surviving Japanese bombing during World War II, the church was rebuilt, and it celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of the image's coronation on 1 January 2000.

Cardinal Bernard Francis Law, Archpriest of the Papal Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome, with permission of Pope Benedict XVI granted a plenary indulgence to visitors equal to that received when visiting a papal basilica in Rome. This was confirmed by the prelate (now Archbishop) of the Lingayen-Dagupan Diocese, Socrates B. Villegas, in a circular dated 13 June 2011. Within the country, only the Manaoag Shrine currently holds this status.

Pope Benedict XVI canonically approved the grant of the plenary indulgence on 21 June 2011. The official document and a shrine official who was among the priests who went to Rome confirmed the plenary indulgence may be obtained on each visit to the shrine subject to three conditions for each occasion: going to confession immediately before or after the pilgrimage;  receiving the Eucharist during the pilgrimage; and praying for the intentions of the Pope; each done in a spirit of detachment from the attraction of sin.

On 22 July 2011, a special mass was held to affirm the spiritual bond of affinity between Manaoag Shrine and the Papal Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome.

On August 24, 2012, a three-foot copy of the statue was donated and travelled to Guam where it was hosted at Saint Anthony and Victor's Catholic Church.

 
Our Lady of Manaoag has a long history of renowned miraculous and pious events, with some of the earliest are replicated in the murals within the church, These include the miraculous sparing of the town from a wildfire, the origin of the basilica and the parish, and the original apparition. Devotees visiting the shrine usually pray for good health or cure for diseases, among other intentions.

One story recounts how in the early days of Spanish colonisation, animist mountain tribes burnt down newly-converted Christian villages. The town of Manaoag was among the settlements set afire, and the initial thatch-roofed church was the locals' last refuge. The leader of the pillagers climbed over the compound's crude fence and shot flaming arrows into all parts of the church, but the building miraculously did not ignite.

The statue's miraculous powers became famous in the 1940s. During World War II, the Japanese dropped several bombs within the church's vicinity, with the structure itself suffering moderate damage. Four bombs were released above the church, with three landing on the plaza and the fa├žade, destroying both. The last bomb fell in the church sanctuary, but it remained intact and did not explode.



darkest day of Calasiao

At the earluy morning of 16th of September, 2008, the Muncipal Hall of Calasiao, Pangasinan, including the Shrine of the Senior Divino Tesoro...  It was the darkest day, to my opinion, to any Calasian... I was crying when I was watching the news...

I don't care about the Municipal Hall... It was the Senior Divino Tesoro being gutted by the fire...

There was a replica that was donated, but it was not a perfect replica and we can see the difference, and we would always know... Good thing we, my family, have a lot of the picture of the original Senior Divino Tesoro...







but i used another soap...

John Lloyd: sino kaya bagong leading lady ko...


I'm naturally fair... smooth... DNA...

But I used another soap...

and wrong gender...

hehehehehehehehehehe....




and Oh...
I think something is terribly wrong with the last line...


Friday, December 7, 2012

back, yet again...

Well, sorry... I am PLHIV working on a call center and I was not exactly in tip top shape to be able to blog everyday... but now that I walked out of the company I was working in... perhaps... no promises... I could do this again...

What happened was, months before, I had already been asking for leave of absence... with pay will be much appreciated... but I am fine without pay... as long as I take time out as I was feeling so stressed out... and it was showing already... it got to me mainly because of sleeping patterns... I am usually in bed after 8 in the evening... and I wake up early... my sched starts at 1pm... and it was way far my bed time already... I tried to request for an earlier schedule, I do have team mate who would love to have my late schedule, specially the mothers but to no avail... and so I was stressed out... adding to that, we were given a week night shift schedule for training... we came from a regular day shift and they insisted we get trained at night... some were welcoming of it, night differential, for me they can keep the night differential... we were to be back at the day shift after the week training... not worth all the stress...

I was still pleading for a leave of absence but to no avail...

But then I started having dry cough and fever... at first, I ignored it but it got worst and worst.... I just thought I caught a flu... normal, I thought... the season was changing, someone without HIV was bound to get sick, what more to an immuno-challenge person... so I tried to, as the Englishmen would say, "keep calm and carry on" I still went to work but then it came to a point that I can't anymore.... walking out of our subdivision made me pant like hell which hadn't happen before....

So, I stayed home... fever come and goes... it got worst... even going to the bathroom was an effort... the coughing was also giving me so much grief....

I was off work for 4 days, then 2 days off... I called my TL, that I caught the flu the first day, after that... I assumed that he was intelligent enough to understand that it will take a while before I recover... 

Monday, my brother insisted we see a doctor, worried about my ever worsening condition... we went to Medical City armed with my Maxicare HMO.... They wanted to admit me... I was willing... but there was a catch... the last time I was hospitalized, it was last year, it was TB... I was open to it during pre-employment medical... and I told my attending physician about it, as it was important....I was told that they would admit me, work me up and figure out what was going on with me... but if it turns out to be TB again, I would shoulder all expenses as it would be a pre-existing condition...

Medical City is really an expensive hospital... no way would we afford so...

The following day, Tuesday... My brother insisted I get medical attention, and decided, despite the distance... we would have to brave EDSA and go to Alabang... to RITM, where I was hospitalized last year... I was not given a choice about it...

I was admitted... 

It was just me and my brother and RITM requires a patient need to be with someone--a bantay... and note: we were at Alabang, Muntinlupa... office was in Cainta... my TL keep calling demanding for med cert... explain to him the situation but still he insist... tipong naghihingalo na ko, med cert pa rin, di ba makakapaghintay yan!?

It was not TB, it was pneumonia... I stayed in the hospital for 6 days, as sputum test requires three consecutive early morning sample... plus they have other concern like low hemoglobin... me being malnourished/underweight... but they let us go Monday... 

My mom and dad were not able to come, mainly because it was pick season and plane ticket is sky rocketing... so mom just have to be frantically worried over the phone and papa calls periodically... and that they decided that right from the hospital, I would be bought home in the province, in Calasiao, Pangasinan... and recover further and if ever possible stay here!

When we were to be discharged, I did not use my PhilHealth, pissed off of my company, we refused to communicate with them...

Monday... a day short of a week, I was discharge off the hospital... took a cab to 5 star bus station and off we go...

I'm home now...

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