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The decade that ended and just begun.

The decade that ended and just begun.

By on January 7, 2011

My Facebook status (Sunday at 8:45am) – ‎2011 is not just a new year but also a start of a new decade. I am proud of what I have become and learned from the past decade and am looking forward for another wonderful and exciting one with my family. Happy New Year and Happy Decade Starter 2011.

Blast from the past 10 years.

Ang bilis ng panahon. That’s what we always say after having that 10-sec blast from the past flash-back. 10 years ago, I never even thought of 2011. I thought it will be so futuristic – everything will just be hi-tech. High school was about the latest cellphones – if you have the latest, you are the coolest. (For Cellphones at the year 2001 please click here)

This decade is my decade.

Biggest developmental milestones happened for me in this decade. From High school graduation to what-course-to-take for college dilemma to even graduating College. I would hear older people from my family or friends that 70s or 80s was their high-time – retro disco fever, baggy pants, boot-legged big shades, big hair — bagets. Hahaha I can say that 2000s is my decade. I’m a 90’s kid so Eraserheads and the others that followed them are my music. But the 2000s is really my decade.

I have gained friends. People came and have left. This decade made me who I am today. I will never forget and forever treasure all the loved ones that have reached the end of their own battles.

This too also have made my life now more meaningful. In this decade, I have met my best friend, my soul-mate, my girlfriend – my wife. Also, I was blessed to have a wonderful and very bright son. And that is the greatest thing that happened to me – becoming a husband to my wife and a father to my child.

Thank you for the decade that made me who I am today – I am ready and excited for the next decade of my life. Let’s get it on!

RP Football Team not playing at home soil.

By on December 9, 2010





















Photo courtesy of TJ Manotoc

Football fans would definitely be disappointed having to know that RP Football Team could have the chance to actually play on our home soil for the semis on 2010 Suzuki Cup.

The RP Football Team’s achievement is a record breaker for the past 14 years in the history of Philippine Football. What would it mean for us, Pinoy Football Fans and the Filipino youth if the RP Team can get to play here in our country? Beside the fact that it will be another first in history, that will definitely inspire young kids to play the sport! Advocating sports has always been the fight against drug use and promoting healthy lifestyle to kids! But since it’s the Philippine Football Federation themselves have failed the team to get to play here in our country, then there is nothing we can do about that.

I do hope that this achievement of our RP Football team getting in to the Semi’s of 2010 Suzuki Cup will create an awareness that indeed the Philippine Government should give support to Philippine Sports. I would always wonder why nowadays there’s not much of kids would dream of becoming a sport athlete.


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.

One year after

By on September 27, 2010

It has been a year since the tragic Typhoon Ondoy devastated Metro Manila.

Kita ang tunay na pakikipagkapwa at bayanihan ng mga pinoy sa mga oras ng pangangailangan. I just feel glad and sad at the same time. Sad that I cant help and reach out others bec I have limited capabilities because of my cast on the right leg. Glad that we are safe and everyone that I know is atleast far from danger na.
We need to move on. Life must go on. Pero Paano??

Picture and words are from  Ondoy Blog entry in multiply account.

Yes, sure we have moved on. Now my question: What have we learned from Ondoy as a nation? And how much are we prepared for an Ondoy II?