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Start Anew @ 26

It's an amazing feeling to have counted not years but the bunch of good souls I've come to know for the past 26 years. For all the people who left messages everywhere and bothered, I greatly value all of your greetings. It means the world to me that you all are thinking of me on my special day.

I am incredibly blessed to be a part of your lives and for letting me share a part of mine.

Special thanks to those who remembered this day:

Nana Upeng, Mom, Dad, Mon, Renz, Echo, Tia Baby, Ton, Kakai, Chel, Herbert Berdan, King Zamora, Khae Arevalo, Lai Mohammed, Gizelle Acero, Morena Reyes, Jeno Serrano, MeAn Santiago, Dexter Legaspi, Doc Ponch Abulencia, Apple "Adik" Cabales, Liezl Camerino, Mommy Heidz dela Cruz, Eunice Abapo, Clarizza Manalo, Kristina Cortez, Antonette Tan, Sherry Navilla, Augs Arevalo, Mafe Ligpitan, Enrico Enriquez, Haya Soriano, Zig Rabara, Grace Paragas, Marga "Auring" Mercado, Jenny dela Rama, Mario Genuis, Selena Salang, Inggun, Madel Berdan…

Pre-Birthday Surprise

Got really flabbergasted!

My team surprised me today. 8 days before my birthday, they already sent me wishes, cake and a gift! My heartfelt (with tears) thanks to Sandy (co-celebrant), Denise, Tiw, Ken, Mike, Von and Frances.



You guys are awesome! 'til next year! Slurp!

Holy Week in the Philippines (Siniloan, Laguna)

PALM SUNDAYIn the Philippines, there are some places where a re-enactment of Jesus' triumphal entry occurs. The Catholic priest rides a horse and is surrounded by the congregation, bearing palms. Sometimes women spread large cloths or aprons along the procession route. Palm branches, called palaspas, are taken home after the Mass and are hung beside, on or above doorways and windows.

After the blessing of the palm branches, the people put the palm branches in front of their house. Although the real objective of placing the leaves in front of houses is to welcome Jesus Christ, some Filipinos say that the palm leaves turn away evil spirits.







GOOD FRIDAYIn the predominantly Roman Catholic Philippines, the day is commemorated with street processions, the Way of the Cross, and a Passion play called the Senakulo. The Church keeps the day solemn by not tolling the church bells, and no Mass will be celebrated.

The Catholic Church treats Good Friday as a fast day, which in the Latin Rite of th…