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Congratulations to my cousin at may nurse narin kaming relative, isipin mo nalang ang hirap at sakripisyo na ginawa ng parents mo para sa makapagtapos ka lang, career muna before lovelife..

and sa sister ko na naka graduate ng high school, hayz, iisipin ko na naman ang tuition fees

It will [pass]..

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"The good times and the bad times both will pass. It will pass. It will get easier. But the fact that it will get easier does not mean that it doesn't hurt now. And when people try to minimize your pain they are doing you a disservice. And when you try to minimize your own pain you’re doing yourself a disservice. Don’t do that. The truth is that it hurts because it’s real. It hurts because it mattered. And that’s an important thing to acknowledge to yourself. But that doesn't mean that it won’t end, that it won’t get better. Because it will.”—  John Green

Postal Heritage Tour [teh Group]

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thanks Kevin Franciz for the pics and sana maraming ganitong free tours pa ang gawin ng government so that this generation won't forget how rich our history and culture..

teh touristas group photo at Liwasang Bonifacio

sa dami ng camera hindi na alam kung saan titingin, haha!


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"The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A Death! What's that, a bonus? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you're too young, you get a gold watch, you go to work. You work forty years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You do drugs, alcohol, you party, you get ready for high school. You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities, you become a little baby, you go back into the womb, you spend your last nine months floating.. and you finish off as an orgasm"..
-George Carlin, American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist, actor and writer/author


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"Some personal matters that I don't know how to handle that it feels like I'm always left hanging with unanswered questions. Emotional roller coaster as you may call it. I hate the feeling...

In times like these, no matter how hard I try to cope up, I still feel helpless. I try to keep myself busy so that my mind can focus on some other things, but at the end of the day, when you're all alone, they're all coming back to you. I tried to talk to somebody, especially those who proclaim themselves as your “best friend”, but they're so busy with their own lives that they can't spare you at least a minute or two.

So I keep it to myself, most of the time. I have to deal with the same set of emotions over and over again as if I've never had enough. Until when? I'm not quite sure."
-Fever, Finding Eben

Chase Goodworks! Water Tower Project

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materials for the construction of water tower

yours truly nag-aayos kuno, haha!

filtration system

plumbing part headed by Sir Nick of Planetwater

Nick and Mark with fellow volunteers

lifting of the water tower

securing the base

installation of pipes

finishing touch

Of [Age]

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"Beyond the fear of becoming toothless and bald, your promise of growing old together. There will be loneliness, yes. But you are a clear manifestation of inspiration. You make me believe age doesn't make us fearful but hopeful. There will be forgetting and constant complain, but in hearts that truly love, all is remembered. Aging becomes a definition of looking forward, of milestone."
-What age makes us, Elias' Cacoethes Scribendi

Seek [Thyself]

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"Finding ourselves sometimes requires us to go away, travel the road or climb the mountain or just simply join a long travel trip to nowhere. And on the way, we realize we are picking some of our broken pieces one after the another. And maybe, just maybe, when we return home, we are ourselves again. Ever alive."
-on faith, love and strangers, Yas' Cacoethes Scribendi

Sa [simula]..

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"Intramuros- Dito nagsimula ang lahat. Dito ninyo binuo ang isang napakagandang samahan. Dito isinilang ang katauhan ni Japs. At dito mo isinabuhay ang gintong aral: magkaibigan kayo. Meron pa kayong kakaibang pangako: anuman ang mangyari, magkaibigan tayo. kahit me asawa at anak na tayo. walang magbabago. walang bibitaw. HINDI PEDE TAYO. Kasi pag tayo, pag naghiwalay, magkakagalit tayo. Naging maayos ang lahat..naging ok ang simula. Siya ang ang iyong ka-party para maglevel up sa panahon na addict ka sa khan at tantra. Naranasan ninyong matulog sa Luneta habang pinag-uusapan ang makukulay na pahina ng inyong buhay . Nagkaroon kayo ng monthsary ng pagkakaibigan. Alam niya na kumakain ka ng ice cream kapag hindi ka mapalagay. Alam niya kung kelan ka naiinis, natutuwa at nalulungkot. Siya ang sumusundo sa'yo minsan kung me topak ka sa buhay. Marami siyang alam.. maliban sa isa. Mahal mo siya....kasabay ng pagbabagong anyo ng Intramuros ay ang pag-usbong ng kakaibang damdaming ito. mahal mo siya dahil kagaya ng naisulat sa librong para kay B, naramdaman mo ang tatlong K: Kabog, Kilig at Kirot."
-Para kay J, Dan's Moron Me

Ang [Unang] Hakbang..

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"Ang isang malaking problema nga lang siguro, sa dami na ng mga napagdaanan natin, takot tayong sumubok humakbang at magkamali.. kaya nagkakasya na lang tayo sa isang sulok na nakasanayan na natin. Hanggang sa yung mga pangarap natin nagsisilbing palamuti na lang sa sulok ng ating isipan. Kaya eto araw araw na lang tayong palaging kulang, palaging umaasam sa isang bagay na di natin magawang tikman..

Sa madaming pagkakataon, nasambit mo na siguro na, “sana simple lang ang buhay..

Pero sino ba ang nagpapagulo at ginagawang kumplikado ang lahat? di ba tayo din mismo?

Madami kang gustong patunayan.. pero ano ba ang ginagawa mo ngayon?

Nasubukan mo na bang humakbang?"
-Chasing Pavement, Indecent Mind's Blog


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People say and admit to themselves that they are a multitask person.  I just can't imagine how they handle such problems and trials that they are suffering. Are they really a multitask person or they handle it one at a time? That's the only question that keep on running to my tiny brain. How about you, are you a multitask person? If so, how do you handle your problems when they are in bulk? Are you going to handle it all in one time? or you can say one moment please I am still fixing this one?
-One Moment Please, Remoh's Blog

Postal Heritage Walking Tour [Part Three]

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Escolta is a famous street in Manila, Philippines. During the Spanish and American occupation of the Philippines, Escolta was known as the commercial district of Manila. The name is said to have originated from the mid 19th century when Spanish Captain Generals paraded the street with heavy escorts--and people shouting "Escorts"--which later became Escolta. (source: WikiPilipinas)

one of the century old architecture along Escolta

monument along McArthur bridge

At the corner of Escolta and William Burke streets stand proud a neo-classical beauty - the Regina Building built in 1934. Provident Insurance Corporation - one of the first Filipino-owned insurance companies (now is Spanish-owned Mapfre Insular Insurance) -opened here in 1934. Many other insurance companies made this their headquarters when this area was still the main financial district of Manila. (source: WikiMapia)

Burke building marker

teh Old Manila

In 1950, the Calvo building was home to the studios and corporate offices of the Loreto de F. Hemedes, Inc., later renamed Republic Broadcasting System. Robert “Bob” Stewart of the Uncle Bob fame sent the first signals of radio station DZBB from a makeshift studio on its 4th floor. Seven years after in 1957, that company moved to its current location along EDSA in Quezon City and is now more known as GMA 7 - the Kapuso network. (Source: Manila Hub)

coat of arms

one of the existing old portrait

Postal Heritage Walking Tour [Part Two]

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The Manila Metropolitan Theater or MET is an art deco building designed by the Filipino architect Juan M. Arellano, and inaugurated on December 10, 1931, with a capacity of 1670 (846 orchestra, 116 in loge, and 708 in balcony). During the liberation of Manila by the United States and Filipino forces in 1945, the theatre was severely damaged, losing some of its roofing and walls battered. After reconstruction by the Americans it gradually fell into disuse in the 1960s. In the following decade it was meticulously restored in 1978 but again fell into decay. (source: Wikipedia)

signs of further decay

glimpse of cinema area

what lies beyond..

explorers turned Ghost Hunters, creepy

inside the theater area

dedication marker last 2010

though bagong gawa yung part na ito, kinikilabutan ako sa part na ito, lalo na siguro sa gabi

'nuff said

take a peek

antique chandeliers

ballroom area, mirror part

south wing of ballroom area

one of the remaining pamphlets of the last show at MET

majestic pillars outside MET

panoramic view of Manila

Postal Heritage Walking Tour [Part One]

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Filipinas Stamp Collectors Club organizes a free postal heritage walking tour every third sunday of the month, and since libre siya, it is my chance to take pictures and learn more of our rich culture..

freebies given by PhilPost ^^;

assembly area with co-explorers at Liwasang Bonifacio with Mr. Lawrence Chan, our tour guide

PhilPost annex building

parcel receiving/delivery area

since Sunday, wasn't able to know kung paano gumagana ang mechanism na ito to carry parcels

inside the PhilPost building, last chance na namin makapasok dito nang libre before the conversion to a Hotel :(

stamp exhibits collected at PhilPost

meow, meow! one of the few collected cat stamps on the fauna area of the gallery

tons of PLDT parcels waiting to be delivered per region

building rehabilitated after the war

PhilPost, rusted version