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November, 2010

Remembering Bar

By on November 26, 2010

Just a thought: as a way of remembering my cousin Bar who died from AML last oct, im thnking of going to PCMC cancer and hema unit to give out somethng to kids. (toys, books etc) who’s willing to join?

I posted this in my facebook status today. I thought that this will be the first Christmas that Guayco family will not be celebrating with Bar. Bar have said : Sa pasko dun tayo kila Mommy ha, gusto ko marami tayo He was looking up to this year’s Christmas Holidays. One way of actually remembering Bar would be by GIVING and SHARING.

Hindi ako mayaman to be able to give fancy gifts to kids but there are things that I want to do to share. God has been good to me and to my family and I want to share and remember Bar at the same time.

I’m thinking of going to Phil. Childrens Medical Center – Cancer and Hematology Unit and atleast give gifts to children who are inpatients. Kids who are in great deal of pain. I don’t know where I will be able to gather what ever gifts I can afford to give but I know God is good and this will definitely happen.

Simple toys or books can be used or brand new will surely give smiles on these kids faces. Hoping that one day before Christmas I will be able to go there and send love to these kids.

For sure, kakaibang gimik to. I mean most of us would think how to spend or where to spend our 13th month pay and/or christmas bonuses, I think this time mas magandang gimik to with friends and family who are willing to help.

For those who are interested to join this little Christmas Project in Remembrance of Bar, we can bring toys or books for kids in PCMC Cancer Ward probably days before Christmas – please contact me 0917-8958803 – Mark

I”m back

By on November 11, 2010

I have been away in blogging for more than a month now primarily because of important things I had to deal. Maybe the demise of Bar also gave me the feeling of “in denial”. I started this blog almost just when he started his ordeal against AML and writing up again on this account for me also means that I have successfully made it to the last stage – ACCEPTANCE.

I know Bar has made it to the stage of acceptance and that he is an angel watching over us.

Shortly after Bar’s passing, the fact of facing the dreaded NCLEX examination was the thing I had to battle. It was not easy at all. I had about barely 2 months to prepare. I knew I was not. I had to go for a month of leave of absence from work just so I can concentrate on purely reviewing and conditioning my mind for it.

Life is rolling over again and it is indeed moving forward. And now I am back. Back to blog.