Archive for Another Day Passing By

What’s happening to the world?

Doctors like everybody else do compete with others in our fields but no matter how competitive our world is, this is no excuse to act like this.

Someone once taught me that jokes are always half-meant. Whether Dra. Belo said this as a joke, I find it in really poor taste. Can’t we just try to do our best and help each other out instead of us living in a dog-eat-dog world?


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New Year Greeting

Let us all be grateful for the good times as well as for the trying times. Let us live this next chapter as it should be: one page at a time.


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I Wish

I wish I had computer chips in my brains so that I can remember everything

I wish I had the heart of a saint so that I can be good to everyone

I wish I am a genius so that I can solve any problem

I wish I had wings so that I can fly away from it all

I wish I had a switch so that I can turn my feelings on and off

I wish I am perfect so that I can do everything right

I wish I lived in a perfect world so that all I have wished for will come true.

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A night of fairy tale

I watched Cinderella earlier at the CCP with three friends. The show was SUPERB! Lea Salonga is sooo magaling. Most of the cast are Caucasians and they are all terrific too. I especially loved the two stepsisters. They are so funny! If it was a movie, the genre would be romantic-comedy. The only thing I found odd was the singing voice of the Queen – throughout her whole song, her voice varied a lot. But that is only me and my friend. Overall though, they were all terrific (did I just say it again?).

The costumes where so nice. The stepsisters’ gowns were hilarious especially the younger one (forgot her name). I think though that Cinderella’s wedding gown would have been nicer if they removed the pleated inner layer. My favorite though was the King’s blue cape during the wedding scene, really majestic. Another one is the Fairy Godmother’s gown, it gives you the illusion that she was flying.

The play also had beautiful props, great lighting and amazing effects. I was so astonished at how they were able to transform the pumpkin into a beautiful carriage. Ang galing-galing, sobra! Ang galing din ng pag palit nila ng scenes, very subtle kaya hindi ka nadidistract from what’s going on sa stage. It’s also amazing how fast Lea was able to change her “maid” clothes into her ball gown. Bobby Garcia is a terrific director! Also noteworthy is the trick they did when the rats became the coachman and the footman.  Oh, there was also a part where Cinderella was singing  and  different moving shadows (of a mermaid, a lion, a man, etc.) were appearing one after another in time with the lines of the song. The music is also nice, the conductor even had a speaking part during the ball scene.

Everybody must’ve enjoyed themselves, I didn’t hear any ringing tone or message alert tones. I know we got reminded to turn off our cellphones  but not everybody does that especially in a roomful of doctors (the show we watched was sponsored by a hospital). I was really, really lucky to have been invited to watch it earlier. I wanted to watch the play so much that I was even willing to settle at seating way up from where I sat. Thank God for friends who have contacts everywhere! 😀

I know I ended up paying much more than I originally planned to but Cinderella is worth every peso. If you add to that the company of three good friends, it is definitely one perfect night!

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Please spread this!

I saw this in the news last night. I know how the family must feel. Two weeks ago, we thought we also lost Tricia. My body was shaking with fear. We were frantically looking for her everywhere only to find out later that she went out with my mom. How much more the family of this little boy?

I hope they find him soon. Let us pray for the little boy, his family and the ones who abducted him.


They already found the boy! Thank you Lord!
**Thanks PAT for the link!

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Really sad

I am not really a die-hard fan nor am I a relative but having been exposed countless of times to the frustration and heartbreak of seeing someone you love so dearly go through the pain of an illness, I can empathize with Lorna Tolentino, her kids and all their friends. I really salute the families who have survived such trial. Lorna is so courageous. I am not sure I can be as courageous as she is if I were in the same situation.

The passing away of one of the most loved stars in the Philippine movie industry just shows us that the stars that we idolize are humans too. They go through sickness and death like us ordinary people. The only thing different is that they appear infront of us like everything is peachy even if they feel like throwing up. That takes courage so we should pray more for them like we would for a friend who is going through the same thing.

He and his family are all in my prayers. He’s in a better place now, free from all his worldly pains.


Let us all give our love ones an extra hug everyday. God bless everyone!

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Midlife Crisis?



Last week, I had a date with my new younger friend. We met at the mall, just window shopped then had pizza. She’s a beautiful and smart girl but our other friends call her autistic because sometimes, she seems to go to her own world, oblivious of the people she’s with. Maybe because she’s an only child and lost her mom at 13. She is so interested in life and quite mature for her age. We talked about so many things and got to know each other quite well in just over 2 hours or so at Pizza Hut. Out of the blue, she asked me, “Are you going thru a midlife crisis?” For a minute there, I had to put my fork down and pause for a moment. I told her no, I am not. A week after, I am not so sure anymore.

Sometimes I envy my friends who can go gallivanting around the entire Philippines with all their friends while I just want to stay home with my family. Sometimes I get so upset when people only think of themselves and to hell with others. There are times when I get furious with the government for all the red tape we have to go through. I get nostalgic sometimes and wish that I be in another place, another time. There are times that I get depressed because something didn’t go the way I wanted it to be.

My little niece (who’s not so little anymore) then comes to me and says “Mama, puter!” (Translated as: I want to play on the internet) while my Papa asks me to text Tito Luis to confirm our lunch date. Opening my inbox, I get an email from my Lola saying she just sent me several Danielle Steele books and another message from someone in my distant past. Earlier, I had one of the greatest nights of my life with three good friends.

Am I in a midlife crisis? The answer is NO because I am just TOO BLESSED to be stressed!

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