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IN FRATERNAM MEAM
Tuesday, September 23, 2003
A V E / V A L E
(goodbye/welcome)


ilang oras na lang at kaunting pikit, i will be flying to my own native land. the first thing i will check is the dual sixtycentship. somebody told it has been signed and approved by GMA.

AVE /VALE ....HERE I COME.

i miss all your noise, your basura and all your peole, taksang taksang people. kahit walang "OKANE" (money, salapi, pera, bread,) masayang masaya silang lahat.


AVE/VALE....HERE I COME.


i miss all the sidewalk vendors, especially at paco market, that's were i started to be also one of the sidewalk vendor. i miss the amoy of the gulay, fish,bigas,kakanin,luto ni beho,amoy ng kilikili, amoy ng paa, amoy ng aso, baboy pati na ng mga tao sa paligid.


AVE/VALE..... HERE I COME.

i miss the crowded mall, kahit hindi namimili, masaya silang lahat, pati holdupper,madurukot,mangdurungas,mga callboy at call girl,mga pa stariray na mga co-ed and mga taong parati nasa tex n celfon. the fastest texer alive.


AVE/VALE.....HERE I COME.


i miss my parents and family, and i miss my wife and two boys who cannot come with me but i am sure they will VALE when i return.....
posted by infraternam meam @ 12:50 AM   0 comments
Monday, September 22, 2003
CORPUS MEAM
(my body/my soul)


i was tossing and turning the whole night.
i was not able to go to sleep, i have counted all the sheep including tupa, baka, buffalo, kalabaw, anything that cud just put me to sleep.

i cannot take any sleeping pills, my doctor prohibits me to take it. he does not want to have any more complications on the plenty of medicaines that i am taking....

CORPUS MEAM

last saturday 20sept, i called my doctor's nurse- - Bell, to ask her about what happened to the comprehensive blood/glucose chemistry that was done to me and she said "i think you better to talk to Dr. Sh.... personally. he will explain the findings." and so i asked her, " do i have to be scared of what he will tell me?" "not really", she said in turn....

CORPUS MEAM

"doctor , what seems to be the problem this time?" just a simple tone of voice with no sense of weariness he said "you see, your blood chemistry and glucose chemistry came, and you have Diabetes 2. it is not very dangerous, and it is treatable, because your body cannot stop the production of sugar in your system, you need to take the medicine that i will prescribe to you and you need to excercise and loose some weight. i will tell Bell to call the pharmacy and you could pick up your prescription and the Glucose Meter also, with the lancet and strips"....


CORPUS MEAM


when i woke up sunday morning, my whole body was so tired, i felt so weak and i just wanted to sleep the whole day and rest and never get out of bed. i took a mile or two walk with my dog, but when i returned back home, i was really so dead tired. i called my office and called in "sick"....


CORPUS MEAM


i hate what is happening with my body, especially when i am about to leave for pinas tomorrow. my wife is so scared and so worried and asked me not to sleep at the hotel in hongkong when i pass by there for an overnite rest prior taking the 16hours flt to Hicacago. she told me that i might have medical problem and nobody could come to my rescue. she still encourages me to go and visit my family in pinas, but gave strict warning on what i have to do....


CORPUS MEAM.... YOU WORRY ME A LOT!
posted by infraternam meam @ 6:26 AM   0 comments
Sunday, September 21, 2003
QUO VADIS
(where are you going)


i am going to manila tomorrow to drown all of my sorrows away and forget about all the physical problems that i have undergone within a span of one weeks time. iwll be leaving my two boys and my wife behind because they all told me that i needed a break.
i cannot wait.....


QUO VADIS......

i will go to see my parents, sit with them underneath all the coconut trees in their garden. i will keep on talking and watching my tatay and will observe my mother carefully. i will try to reminish again my childhood days with them.... i cannot wait.


QUO VADIS......

i have to do a lot of soul searching and most of all, i have to do a lot of exercise and burn a lot of sugar in my body -- i was diagnosed also to have Diabetes 2. no insulin yet, but medication again as part of my life and constant watch of my sugar, starch . no more rice and camote..... i cannot wait.


QUO VADIS......

i have to jump into our pool everyday until i get burn to the bone, cuz i need the exercise , i cannot jog outside our house, or else the entire dogs of our neighborhood, who are always in the street, might run after me and chew on me......i cannot wait.


QUO VADIS......

i will try to search for YOSIBREAK and see if i can see him face to face. i hope, i wont be smoking also when i find him.... i cannot wait.


QUO VADIS.....

i will try to locate somebody's house in antipolo, and try to see and visit their garden, i hope they will not get angry with me and i hope their relatives there will accept me and let me explore the beauty of their property's surroundings..... i cannot wait.


QUO VADIS......

i will visit tagaytay and see my old classmates in the seminary, they are now priest and also getting old like me, i will also visit lucena city where i studied my theology and see if some of my class mates are still priest and keeping up the faith, like as if i was not there last march.... i cannot wait.


QUO VADIS.....

i will visit the many places in metro manila, like as if i have never seen it before and i will see some of my old friends out there and tell them about my excitement again, like as if i was not there just last march.... i cannot wait.


QUO VADIS.....

I WILL VISIT THE COUNTRY THAT I LOVE AND THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN VERY CLOSE TO MY HEART, AFTER MY WIFE AND TWO BOYS. I WILL VISIT THIS COUNTRY, THAT HAVE UNDERGONE SO MANY TRANSISTIONS, SO MANY UPHEAVALS, SO MANY COLORFUL PASTS, AND I CANNOT WAIT, BECAUSE EVEN IF I HOLD THE AMERICAN PASSPORT, I AM STILL A FILIPINO WHO KNOWS WHERE TO .......


Q U O V A D I S !!!!!!
posted by infraternam meam @ 3:51 PM   0 comments
Thursday, September 18, 2003
15 sept. 03
135pm

..... hello, dr. gomez, sorry i am running late for my 2pm appointment, but i am already on my way, can you still accomodate me? - - - by all means, mel - i will wait for u.

..... hi doc, sorry i was late, too much things going on at the house that i have to take care of. (sit in the dental chair - aray and exams)" what is the problem this time mel"?, i cannot sleep with this pain in my jaw and now the molar on the left side is bothering me. - -" i wanted to tell you, mel - - that your TMJ(temporo madivular jaw) or( athrithis of the jaw bone) is acting up again. i cannot extract the no 18 molar on the left side of the jaw. it has already given lots of problem with the gum and an oral surgeon is the only one who cud remedy the problem."

----- another sakit again. what is wrong with this body of mine. is it the process of getting old? have i been a bad person when i was growing up that is the reason for all this pain? was i a bad son to my parents? what is next?

..... hi bel! i pass by to pick up the results of my blood chemistry last friday 12sept. "sorry mel, dr. shah has strict orders that if you pass by, you have to see him." is it something bad? am i going to have another dreadful sickness to carry on for the rest of my life? "sorry, mel-- only the doctor can explain and answer those questions for you. (heart beating faster again)"

..... so what's up doc? "mr delos santos, i would like to tell you that your prostate gland has a slight problem, but we can remedy that with the medications that i gave you. we will observe you for one month while taking all those medications. and then you have to see me again -----
by the way, i am setting you for a three hours glucose test. if you have fasted already we cud begin it, but since this is not an appointment meeting with you, you can tell bel to make the arrangements and appointment tomorrow."

..... so bel, dr shah said i have to have this three hour glucose test. "yes, mel... you have to fast tonite ..no eating after midnite and two hours before coming over for the exams...see to it that you prepare yourself by doing your own enema."(aray)

----- oh God, what is this again...shud i be afraid of it?
(crying and crying)

..... honey, these are the things the doctor said and these are the things that i have to prepare myself with for tomorrow.( i was driving the car at the forest preserve with my wife, i stopped the car and cried like a little boy. i asked my wife, what will happen to me if she wont be around to look after me..."what will be life without your patience and understanding , honey", "i want to grow old with you, i want you to be the one to close my eyes when its time, i want you to be with me all of the time when all these things are happening in one heavy load on my shouldre"..."honey, you have to fight it out, its mind over illness"...then we just hold hands and i know my wife is crying, but she does not want to show it to me.

..... hi, i have a 10:30 am appmnt. for glucose test. "sir, did you fast and did you do your own enema?" yes i did(in a very low voice and very tired tone)"these are the things that we have to do to you, sir.....

1. you have to drink this whole bottle, dont stop until you have finished the whole bottle. then,

2. we will draw blood from you at 10:45am...after that we will give you a time clock, we will be withdrawing blood from you four times, in an hourly interval.

..... nurse, you cannot take the blood from that vein, none of the nurses have taken any blod from there. "we can get it from your hands, sir using this butterfly needle, but it will hurt a lot...is that okey with you?" it's okey with me, i will not look at it, i am chicken when it comes to needles.

----- walking at the park besides the SWEDISH COVENANT HOSPITAL, waiting for the next needle point gave me some time to think. the weather is nice, not many people in the park, only me and one solitary jogger.

----- oh GOD, will this be a check and balance between YOU and me.?is sufering the part of the agenda for those who follow YOU and belive in YOU???

so i wrote a poem at the park bench for GOD......

+ when YOU gave me these hands,
i touched YOU not;

+when YOU gave me these eyes,
i saw YOU not;

+when YOU gave me these ears,
i heared YOU not;

+when YOU gave me these lips,
i kissed YOU not;

+when YOU gave me these feet,
i followed YOU not.....

BUT WHEN YOU GAVE ME LOVE - - THEN I FOUND YOU.

i am now crying to YOU, not because i hate you, i am crying to YOU - to tell YOU, i am scared. i want the life of happiness, YOU have already given it to me, YOU have given me the chance to see the beauty of the world, YOU have given me the chance to have a good wife and two fine young boys..... can i now ask of YOU, to give me the chance to see my grandchildren from them?

(the narrative poem that i have composed at the park bench i give it the title "SEARCHING" - to those who will find consolation out of it... i dedicate it also to all of you)
posted by infraternam meam @ 1:57 PM   0 comments
Monday, September 15, 2003
MEA CULPA/MEA CULPA .....the continuing saga
(my fault/my most grievous fault)

.....again, here are some abstracts from the calls that i have received working for a major airline in chicago, via the 800 number complaints line.

..... again, all abstracted calls are true, i have to change some dates/places n if i mention name(s), that is not the correct name of the pax.

.....again, all calls we get from this 800 lines are all irate pax, n we cannot argue or hang up calls, we have to stay on the line and listen to all the things the Pax is telling us, and apologize.

..... again, dont ask me which major airline in the u.s , i work for, cuz i will not tell you, also don't ask for tkt or companion passes, cuz i will not give you also.

*****************************************************


= = = i got this call from MADAME MOSIA.. kept on cursing on the fon, very upset, then afterwards, she told me, "I am a ma'am not a sir, do you understand me?", reply ko, "yes ma'am".

MEA CULPA/MEA CULPA.....

PERSONAL SAY KO..... MADAME MOSIA, kung hindi ka palakain ng sisig, balot,inihaw na pusit,tahong, chicharon bulaklak at inom ka ng inom ng cerbeza negra at marka dimonyo na hinaluan ng lambanog, eh di i will recognized easily you're a real MADAME--- MOSIA?


= = = i was about to log off for the nite, when last minute i got this man from Spain, he arrvd in the U.S. from Frankfurt from Madrid then all the way to SFO, this is what he said..."this is Senor Alejandro Quepu, you lost my two maletas, and I am here in SFO, with nothing at all, do you want me to run naked in the street of SFO?"...

MEA CULPA/MEA CULPA.....

PERSONAL SAY KO..... Senor Quepu, i am so soryy, but i just want to warn you, donot run naked in the streets of SFO, especially i know you are near castro street, kayo rin, baka ma-almuranas kayo when u get spotted by THEMMMMM BOYSSSZZZZZA..


= = = on a flt that arrived in Chicago, from Maui , Hawaii, i got a call from MRS. CRISELDA LABATETE, she goes on the fon, "hello! i am here standing at the carousel in chicago from my flt, my suitcase is not yet here..by the way, are you a filipino?..you sound like one?" say ko naman"opo ma'am" then she said, "ang dami kong gulay inside my maleta, that was harvested from my backyard in Hawaii, i wanted to bring these to my children here in chicago"!!!

MEA CULPA/MEA CULPA.....

PERSONAL SAY KO...Manang Labatete, sorry for the inconvenence, don't worry Manang, when the suitcase gets delivered to you, you alreaday have your DINENGDENG, pero awan ti inapoy, Manang? ada ti sida yo?..


= = = "hello", said this irate man, "my name is CINCO NERY, and i am looking fo rmy bag, i cannot get inside the house cuz i have my house keys inside the bag, where is it? then cursing n cursing n cursing....

MEA CULPA/MEA CULPA

PERSONAL SAY KO..... Mr. CINCO NERY, sorry sir, i guess you have to sleep at least tonite with your Doberman, i will inform the pulis about it so no sabit on your part, and by the way... your Doberman is in heat, said the vet, so sleep with your behind by the wall? okey ka?


= = = "yellow, thiz isz RAYMOND GALISGANDA, you lowst my hand carry bag", "sir, are you a filipino?" answer nya "yes, why do you ask,?" "kasi sir, i will explain in tagalog so nobody will understand me, okey ba sa yo"? said he " okey lang sah kin, go" say ko naman, "kasi sir, there is a note here that it was held by airport security, you have...."

MEA CULPA/MEA CULPA

PERSONAL SAY KO..... kasi Mr. Galisganda, you placed five electronic gadget inside your bag n it was seen by the security screener, you're not a doctor but you have five electronic and battery operated objects looking like instruments for procto and prostate aparratus, eh dehins ka naman doctor, kayo rin, that cud be concluded as deadly weapon, if used from behind, manay...


= = = i got a call from this male pax who has a very heavy voice and heavy german accent on the fon, and he said to me "i got my suitcase delivered, opened it up, and what do i see inside, ladies underwear, ladies cosmetic case, ladies bra and undergarments"....

MEA CULPA/MEA CULPA

PERSONAL SAY KO.....you know, Mr. Adolf, are you sure you don't wear these stuff, cuz there was another suitcase located with your name on it, and the contents are leather whips and chains and all those leather caboodles....and one whole box of eveready energized batteries.


= = =" this is MR DHONG, where is my DHONG, I want to see my DHONG" i was so flabergasted, i asked him, are you sure it sez DHONG (real pronounciation but different spelling)

PERSONAL SAY KO.....sorry Mr. DHONG, in the first place, i did not know you are looking for your suitcase from china and the name in the suitcase is DHONG, i thought differenctly, akala ko you're looking for your DHONG to play with DHING.


= = = "dis is Mr.Silverio Balisawsaw" (alam ko kaagad na pinoy) "you lost two of my bugs(real pronounciation) one SMALL BUG the other one is a BIG BUG, where is it?"

MEA CULPA/MEA CULPA

PERSONAL SAY KO..... Mr. Balisawsaw, i think you will never see the light of your BUGS, kasi in english that is bad insect, in tagalog that is SUROT, so dedma, tiniris sa airport.


= = = a call from a Pax from a flt that originated from New Delhi, via Frankfurt then Washington Dulles Intl, it goes like this, "mah neme is MAHDERMAKISKIS,i have a big problem (going up intonation) i jest attended a religious festivel (still going up intonation) religious festival in IN- - - and i have a plastic bottle with holy water inside tha ti checked in and i cannot locate the bottle, that is so sacred to me and my family"

MEA CULPA/MEA CULPA

PERSONAL SAY KO..... MR MAHDERMAKISKIS, that is so easy to remedy, i will contact one of our baggage handler guys and ask them to buy a big plastic bottle similar to your bottle that you are looking for, then i will tell them to wash all their feet with a basin of water then afterwards to pour the entire water from the paa that got washed, then pur the water from the basin inside the bottle, you will never know the difference.


BUT THE MOST GRATIFYING CALLS THAT I GET, ARE FROM PEOPLE WHO WILL APOLOGIZED AND WILL EVEN SAY TO YOU "its okey (my name) just call me when you have located it".
posted by infraternam meam @ 11:46 PM   0 comments
Sunday, September 14, 2003
MEA CULPA/MEAL CULPA
(my fault/my most grievous fault)

..... here are some abstracts from the calls that i have received working for a major airline in chicago, via our 800 number complaints line.

..... all abstracted calls are true, i have to change some dates/place n if i mention name, that is not the correct name of the pax.

..... all calls that we get from this 800 lines are all irate pax, n we cannot argue or hang up calls, we have to stay on the line n listen to all the things the Pax is telling us.
and just apologize.

..... don't ask me which major airline in the u.s. i work, cuz i will not tell you. also, don't ask for tkt or companion passes, cuz i will not give you also.

*********************************************

= = = i got a call from this old man who just arrvd from a flt from Burbank, he said" i left my denture inside the plane lavatory, when i have remembered it, and returnewd bak to the lavatory, the denture is no longer there!"

MEA CULPA/MEA CULPA...

PERSONAL SAY KO....from now on Sir, you will be eating oat meal and slurrrrrp all your food.


= = = i got a call, at around 0145hrs central time from an old man in Denver, he said " i checked in a kennel with my dog inside, when i arrived at home, it was a cat!"

MEA CULPA/MEA CULPA...

PERSONAL SAY KO.... its a miracle, you check in a dog and it became a cat.???????


= = = i got a call, from this pinay, whose name is Mrs. R. BATICULING, she was inside the SFO Int'l terminal, she said " i am missing my carry on bag, and i have my special dress there inside, are you a filipino?" so i said "opo, manang" then she said" nandoon inside the carry on bag ang saya ko, may abaloryo pa at burdado, gagamitin ko sa sayaw, i just sat down by the karousel, where the bag is coming out, then it moved and the karry on disappeared!"

MEA CULPA/MEA CULPA....

PERSONAL SAY KO..... next time, MRS BATICULING if you are hand carrying your saya, place the bahay kubo also inside, so it will be hard to get lost.


= = = i got this very angry call from a woman who is calling from Lahuei, Hawaii, she was yelling on the fon and said, " i checked in my bag to you people, ...cursing,cursing n cursing.. then you lost it, i have my birth control pills inside the bag, if i get pregnant it will be your airlines fault!"

MEA CULPA/MEA CULPA.....

PERSONAL SAY KO.....lady, if you dont want to get pregnant, all you have to do is cross your legs until the bag gets delivered to you, or follow what the dentist always say to their patients, "open your mouth -wwwwwwwwide open".


= = =i got a call from an old woman from a flt that originated from Palm Spring n landed in Ontario/Calif, she was angry and she said," the salad that was given to me has crystals on it, if i die, i will sue your airline!"

MEA CULPA/MEA CULPA....

PERSONAL SAY KO.... lady, if we really want to kill you, i will call the remaining alq......da. or next time we will let you use the mouth guard of Hannibal Lecter , "Silence of the Lamb" , when you board our plane and meals are given to you....


= = = i got this call from this man, at first contact he is already going to sue my airline, so he said" i checked in my suitcase and my prosthetic leg is inside, now i cannot walk because TELLURIDE airport cannot locate the bag"!

MEA CULPA/MEA CULPA

PERSONAL SAY KO..... sorry sir, from now on you will not walk, i will send you from pinas, andador made of rattan, or if you want, i will get a job for you at Walt Disney, as the notorius Pirate of the High Seas.....


= = = i taught this woman was joking when i got this call, she said " hello, you lost my mother, and i don't know how cud i be able to locate her again", "she was in an Urn and i placed the Urn in my checked in bag"!

MEA CULPA/MEA CULPA

PERSONAL SAY KO..... lady dedma na 'yon derma mo, naiwala mo pa rin, what if she is still alive, what do you thnik will happen when she is with you.....


= = = this call came from a man who went hunting in Juno/Alaska and said" i cannot find my suitcase when i landed in Madison, if you cannot find it immediately, you people will be in biiiiiiig trouble cuz there's lots of venison inside the suitcase.!"

MEA CULPA/MEA CULPA

PERSONAL SAY KO..... well i guess sir, if the suitcas has plenty of meat of USA, when we locate it and dlvr it to you, it will be TAPANG USA.....


= = = this man from Texas called and was very upset, he said" i checked in a bag with a special styrofoam box inside, and inside that styro foam box are six ostrich eggs, iam telling you, your airline will be in big trouble for this if you cannot find my bag with those eggs!"

MEA CULPA/MEA CULPA

PERSONAL SAY KO..... well sir, i guess when we locate the bag, you will have a big BALOT inside waiting for you, ANIM PA!!


= = = this very nervous man called and said to me," i checked in two suitcases, one with my tuxedo, and the other one has my fiances' bridal gown and the brides maid's gown, your airline cannot locate the one with my tuxedo, how will i get married?"

MEA CULPA/MEA CULPA

PERSONAL SAY KO.....well sir, i guess you have to get married in the brides maid's gown, to get it over with.


= = = i got a call from this man who was so belligerant on the fon, he said" i have a hand carried bag, that was taken from me at the door of the aircraft - i dont want to hand it over to the flt attendant cuz this bag is very personal to, i have my forzen sperm inside the carry on bag"!.

MEA CULPA/MEA CULPA

PEROSONAL SAY KO..... well sir, i guess you have to do it again, which playboy magazine issue do you want sir?
february issue is the hottest, don't u think?


= = = a pinoy seaman called, and i had a hard time understanding what he was telling me on the fon, he said" seer, i loose my passpurt in semen book at d tilipun boot at d termeenal two i tenk, i keenot boord d sheep without the semen book n may passpurt."

MEA CULPA/MEA CULPA

PERSONAL SAY KO..... well hijo, i think the best way is to TNT ka na lang. nasa america ka na eh!


THEMOST GRATIFYING CALL I GOT IS THIS:

two months before the death of John Kennedy, i got him on the fon, and he was telling me that my airline lost his garment bag with his tuxedo inside, here's how the conversation went on.....

BLINK K BLINK AIRLINES, THIS IS
so n so, how may i help you...

"Hi (he said myname) my garment bag did not come out of the carousel from my flt and I have my tuxedo inside, i have a fuinction to attend tomorrow evening". so i said " oh I am very sorry Mr.Kennedy, i will do my best to locate your garment bag, if you want also, you can rent any tuxedo you want and get the most expensive one and (my airline) will pay for the rental 100pct",

then he said "it's alright (mentioning my name again) i will just call my office in NY and they cud fedex overnite one for me, thanks for the help"(my name mentioned again).

my mouth fell. this man was soooo polite, very much of a GENTLEMAN and did not even raised his voice on me, never utter an ugly word, never cursed at all and was very very educated and professional on the fon.

i cried when he died. you won't find a NICE PERSON like this anymore.

AND I REALLY MEAN IT, FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART. AND I KNOW WHERE HE IS RIGHT NOW, WITH HIS WIFE.
posted by infraternam meam @ 11:47 PM   0 comments
Saturday, September 13, 2003
"NIHIL OBSTAT PART III"
(no objection/no say/charing kah/shut up n go/bahala ka sa buhay mo)

.... excerpts from LIFE'S IMPONDERABLES by Felfman,David....


1.WHY DO DOGS WALK AROUND IN CIRCLES BEFORE LYING DOWN?

"accdng to some experts, they believe that circling is a way for a dog to map their territory.Elizabeht Crosby Metz, explains"i believe it is also has to do witH spreading their proprietary scent around the nesting site saying: keep away, this is my nest!"

SAY KO....the aso is just making sure there is no other dog's tae in the area before she/he sleeps der....say mo
NIHIL OBSTAT ka..

2. WHY DO HUMANS LOST MOST OF THEIR BODY HAIR?
"accdng to Desmond Morris, hair loss might have had a sexual and reporductive basis.male mammals generally are haireir than their female counterparts.this type of sex based physiological difference helps make one sex more attractive"

SAY KO....if all the hair in your body is gone..kasi nasa ilong mo nang lahat....pweeeeh..NIHIL OBSTAT kah...

3. WHY DO CURAD BANDAGE WRAPPERS SPARKLE IN THE DARK WHEN YOU OPEN THEM?
"accdng to the research and development of colgate palmolive, said that static electricity might add to the sparkling effect. the sparkling is perfectly harmless and, if you are cut, a nice diversion from your pain"

SAY KO...curad bandage wrappers sparkle in the dark when open , kasi this helps all ago go dancers at the karaoke bars to dress up easily before they dance....NIHIL OBSTAT ka rin..

4. WHY DO BANANAS, UNLIKE OTHER FRUITS, GROW UPWARD?
"accdng to Jack D. deMent, of the Dole Fresh Fruit company, a flower is found on the tip of each individual fruit. this flower is removed during packing but is present during the fruit development.as the hands turn up, the flower is better exposed to insects and nectar eating birds and bats."

SAY KO...kasi real reason bananas grow upward..they are given VIAGRA para tumayo...pweeeh..sobra kang NIHIL OBSTAT..

5. WHY DO SNAKES DART OUT THEIR TONGUES?
"accdng to Imponderables, the tongue of the snake is actually an invaluable sensory organ for the snake. it enables the reptile to troll for food, while its way over the ground".

SAY KO...kasi ang ahas cannot take VIAGRA, so dila na lang ang gamit...heh..pweeeeh..NIHIL OBSTAT ka nga diyan..

6. WHY DO OLD WOMEN DYE THEIR HAIR BLUE?
"accdng to cosmetician Richard Levac, the hair becomes more porous as we grow old, smoke coats the hair and embeds itself in the hair shaft causing yellowing.blue rinses are much lighter than they were twenty years ago. if you can notice the blue from hair of a customer coming out of the salon, it means to say hairdresser has done a poor job"

SAY KO....'yong gurang kasi, nagpapabata pa..gustong maging Material Girl din siya pag chica..pero pag chico sya..he has ambition to be part of Greatful Dead...etoh talaga..para kang hindi gurang...NIHIL OBSTAT kah....

7. WHY ARE COWS USUALLY MILKED FROM THE RIGHT SIDE?
"accdng to Dr. Harold Amstutz of the American Asso of Bovine Practitioners..since most people are right handed, it is logical to sit down on the right side of the cow and have more room to maneuver the milk bucket".

SAY KO... tanga..reason right side..kasi kung iba pa ang makapa mo..eh di cow tadyak your face...tangngeh..NIHIL OBSTAT ka rin.

8. WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN X-RATED MOVIE AND AN XXX -RATED MOVIE?
"accdng to David F.Friedman, board chairman of the Adult Film Asso of America, whether or not any of the film versions of a pornographic movie is billed X or XXX is more dependent on the whims of the producer or the theater management than on the content of the movie".

SAY KO....one X..you will only see it once..hindi hot masyado... XXX duling ka na..sige pa sila...Blessed are the crosseyed..for they shall see Twice...talaga eto oh...
shut up!! NIHIL OBSTAT, ka nga diyan...

9. WHY DO OLD MEN WEAR THEIR PANTS HIGHER THAN YOUNG MEN?
"accdng to FRED sHIPPE, of the American Apparel Manufacturers asso., most men above the age of fifty, let alone much older men, never had the experience of wearing pants designed to hang on the hips than on the waist, they feel uncomfortable."

SAY KO....kasi if you are gurang ...hindi mo na alam kung where is your bewang and where is your leeg moh..... moh....understang!!!....NIHIL OBSTAT kah nga diyan...sepa kita...

10. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF PUBIC AND UNDERARM HAIR, THE ONLY BODY HAIR THAT MEN AND WOMEN SHARE IN ABUNDANCE?
"accdng to Barbara and Celeste Hogan, the most popular explanation is that pubic hair and armpit hair both trap the milky fluid secreted by the subaceous glands."

SAY KO...kasi if you have lotsa lotsa hair down der..n if you are a girl trying to sell..if u dont want the guy down der..you can always tell the guy"pwede sa kili kili na lang"?....may pagka ulol ka talaga...NIHIL OBNSTAT ka nga diyan...

11.WHY DO SOME CHICKENS LAY BROWN EGGS AND OTHERS LAY WHITE EGGS?
"accdng to Jo Ellen Flynn of canyon country, calif..yolk color is influenced primarily by the pigments in the chicken feed.if the hen gets plenty of yellow orange plant pigments known as xanthophylls, the pigments will be deposited in the yolk.hens with mash and yellow corn and alfalfa meal will lay eggs with medium yellow color, those fed with wheat or barley, will yield ligther yolks".

SAY KO...if other manok has brown eggs, kasi the hen has UTI(unrinary tract infection)...pweeeh ka rin...,NIHIL OBSTAT..


HAPPY TRAILS TO EVERYBODY .....'to mel
posted by infraternam meam @ 2:25 PM   0 comments
A TRIBUTE TO A WOMAN......and her MAN'S NAME IS JAY
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***** excerpts form THE TREASURED WRITINGS OF KAHLIL GIBRAN *****


" LIFE TAKES US UP and bears us from one place to another; Fate moves us from one point to another. And we,caught up between these twain, hear dreadful voices and see on that which stands as a hindrance and obstacle in one path.

BEAUTY REVEALS HER BEAUTY to us as she sits on the throne of glory; but we approach her in the name of LUST, snatch off her Crown of Purity, and pollute her garment with our evil doing.

LOVED PASSES BY US, robed in meekness; but we flee from her in fear, or hide in the darkness; or else pursue her, to do evil in her name.

Even the wisest among us bows under the heavy weight of Love; but in truth she is light as the frolicsome breeze of Lebanon.

TRUTH CALLS TO US, drawn by the innocent laughter of a child., or the kiss of a Loved one; but we close the doors of affection in her face and deal with her as with an enemy.

WE CLING TO THE EARTH, while the Gate of the Heart of the Lord stands wide open.
WE TRAMPLE UPON the Bread of Life,
while Hunger ganws at our hearts.

HOW GOOD is LIFE to MAN;
yet HOW FAR REMOVED is MAN FROM LIFE!

MARRIAGE is the UNION OF TWO Divinities, that a third might be Born on earth.
It is the UNION of Two Souls in a strong LOVE for the ABOLISHMENT OF SEPARATENESS.
It is the Higher Unity which fuses the separate Unities within the two SPIRITIS.
It is the GOLDEN RING in a chain whose beginning is a GLANCE.,
and whose ending is ETERNITY.
It is the pure rain that falls from unblemished sky to fructify and bless
the fields fo DIVINE NATURE.

As the first glance from the eyes of the Beloved is like a seed sown in the human heart,
and the First Kiss of Her lips like a flower upon the branch of the TREE OF LIFE,
so the UNION OF TWO LOVERS in MARRIAGE is like THE FIRST FRUIT of the
first flower of the seed"


in the SPIRIT to YOU BOTH as I AM......TITO MEL
posted by infraternam meam @ 12:16 AM   0 comments
Friday, September 12, 2003
RECKLESS DRUMMER
.....a T r i b u t e


words of the Master/Kahlil Gibran:

"LIFE IS AN ISLAND in an ocean of Loneliness, an Island whose rocks are hopes,trees are dreams, whose flowers are solitude, and whose brooks are thirst.

YOUR LIFE, my fellow men, is an island separated from all other islands of the regions. no mattter how many are the ships that leave your shores for other climes, no matter how many are the fleets that touch your coast, you remain a solitary island, suffering the pangs of loneliness and yearning for happiness.You are unknown to your fellow men and far removed from their symphathy and understanding.

I HAVE SEEN YOU, MY BROTHER, enamored of a beautiful woman, laying down your heart at the altar of her loveliness. when i saw her gazing upon you with tenderness and MATERNAL LOVE, i said to myself"LONG LIVE LOVE tha has done with this man's loneliness and joined his heart with another's."

YET WHEN I LOOKED AGAIN, i saw within your loving heart another solitary heart, crying out in vain to reveal its secret to a woman.

YOUR LIFE MY BROTHER, is a solitary habitation separated from men's dwellings. it is a house into whose interior no neighbor's gaze can penetrate.if it were plunged into darkness, your neighbor's lamp could not illuminate it.if it were emptied of provisions,the stores of your neighbors could not fill it.if it stood on a mountaintop, you could not bring it down into the valley trod by other men's feet.

YOUR SPIRIT'S LIFE, my brother , is emcompassed by loneliness and solitude, YOU WOULD NOT BE YOU, nor WOULD I BE I. i would come to believe on hearing your voice that it was my voice speaking; or seeing your face, that it was myself looking into a mirror."

----- to this RECKLESS DRUMMER, i read all your texes to me. so last nite i was contemplating all the things that you have said. i am supposeD to be the eldest among all the brothers, and yet my younger brother is the one telling me what to do in his own special way.

----- your are right kid, life has to go own and we have to move forward. like me who is always sickly, i now worry also about you. after your treatment , when we last visited you, i told ur ATE A.. i was worried about you.

----- you have undergone so much in life, compared to me. you have more pain in your illness, and pain that you have undergone in your theraphy - and yet you were able to fight it out. i dont know where you got that strength in you. should i be jealous about it?

----- now that you have shown me where i have to start again, i am starting again, thanks to you.

----- you are my BROTHER, and you have a BEACON A BEACON OF LIGHT FOR ME, and you will ALWAYS BE IN MY PRAYER.

----- i have LOVED YOU VERY MUCH....... but i think........
GOD LOVES YOU MORE.
posted by infraternam meam @ 11:34 AM   0 comments
12 sept'03
2400hrs/central time
highwood/ill.

NOTA BENE: on the advise of my legal counsel, i would like to inform all who have read my
blogspot the following:

1. LATIN WORD" ODERINT DUM METUANT" and "SIC VOLVERE PARCAS"
was taken from a quote of a quote from the book of TOM CLANCY
"The Teeth of the Tiger". (blog dated 05 and 08sept '04)

2. All capitalized words and statements inside quotation marks are
taken from "LIFE IMPONDERABLES" by David Feldman
(even inside quotation marks and capitalized, i still have to advs all)
(blog date 10 and 11 sept NIHIL OBSTAT I AND II)

3. EL FILIBUSTERISMO taken from the book of Jose Rizal .

4. All other Latin Words, I have learned in the seminary.
posted by infraternam meam @ 12:18 AM   0 comments
Thursday, September 11, 2003
THE WINDOWS OF MY WORLD
7:35am 11 sept - i was awaken by a big bang at the back door - then i realized it was my youngest son Angelo, who has to go to school - then i remember - his car is at the shop being repaired. so i run at the back door and was not able to catch him. i called him on his cel fon n told him i ahve a hospital appointment at 9:30am. then he turned back and retunred the car at the garage. he asked me then to take him to his cousin's house so he cud use her wrngler jeep to school. its was a 3mins drive - my son is not talking to me inside the car on the way to his cousins house. he left the car and did not say anything to me.

IS IT MY WINDOW THAT IS TOO GLARY OR THE ROOF OF THE NEIGHBOR WHOSE HOUSE IS LOWER THAN MY HOUSE.?
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at 8:30am , i prepared myself to go to the hospital- i am to have ultrasound of kidney/uthera/bladder (KUB) then after that i have to have my phostate cheked. a very hard procedure to undergo. i have to drive at least 45mins to the hospital. i havent' slept at all last two days. one of the medication prescribed to me gives me insomia. but i have no choice so the doctor said - just to take it in the morning - instead of evening.

WHY ARE THERE NO SQUIRREL COMING TO THE FRONT WINDOW AT THE RECEPTION AREA OF THE HOUSE?
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AT 9:30AM-- all systems go. i was at the swedish covenant hospital inside one of the radiology dressing room. i have to prepare myself for the procedure. yes - i am scared - not of the procedure....but what the results would be. i cannot handle anymore the pain in my body. there is the nurse and the doctor in attendance. there was aprobe that has to be inserted at my rear end -- i have to take a deep breath said the doctor-- it will only take at least 5 to 10mins. that long???then the ultrasound begun.


WHY IS MY DOG MISTY NO LONGER GROWLING AT THE WINDOW BY THE KITCHEN?
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at1135am - all is finished. now is the time of waiting for the results. two more days they said before we cud give your own doctor the results of the test. i was asked to sign the confidentiality paper. i have to write my name legibly first then affix my signature. then i was asked to wait at the waiting area to see if they cud get me today for colon check.
"sorry Mr. delos santos" said the nurse receptionist. "ur specialist said he will see you monday". so i hae to change and get out of the hospital gown.


WHY IS THERE NO SOUND OF ANYTHING OUTSIDE THE HOUSE - NO SOUND OF CAR NOT EVEN THENEIGHBOR CUTTING THEIR GRASS AND TRIMMING THE HEDGES?
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


i was at the parking lot of the hospital at 11:50 am - immediately called my wife from my cel fon at her work place and told her what had happened. i cried on the fon-- cuz i am scared. i don't want any other scary diagnosis. my wife told me "don't think about it hone- all will be well..just stay focused, next thing you knew - there's no problem at all". i sat down inside my car for 10mins, thinking deep of what is happening to me and my health.


WHY IS IT THAT WHEN YOU REACHED THE MID YEAR OF YOU LIFE, THERE'S ALWAYS PROBLEMS OF YOUR HEALTH.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


i came home at 1215pm and parked the car at the back. i have opened up the back door and my dog misty is not there to greet me. so i called her name ten times before she appeared. so i asked her "where have you been little girl" then she just stared at me - and i noticed that her tail is not wiggling at me - that she normally does when i come home .so i asked my dog" are you also upset with your daddy"?


WHY IS THAT MAILMAN NOT YET HERE - I AM EXPECTING A MAIL AND HE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE HERE NOW AT THIS TIME.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


i sat down at the kitchen table and have to take my first three pills of the day - one for my thyroid -- two for my gout ----one for my high blood pressure. when will this ritual ends? all of my medications are for life. i still have to three more tonite before bed time so that it will not mess up my kidnes and liver. it has to be taken at bedtime so all other organs are at rest also.


WHY DID THAT GARBAGE COLLECTOR DID NOT PICK THE RECYCLE TUB? I WILL CAL AND COMPLAINT.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


i have not been working since monday 08spet. i was not feeling well. having a hard time urinating. called work and advised personnel what is happening and they told me to get the necessary documentations from my doctor.and i said " i know the rules". last aug 28, while i was at work, i had tremors and palpitations. muy boss saw me stopping down in my counter by the computer and got alarmed. asked me what is happenign and saw my tremor. she got scared and called the paramedics. i told my boss it will pass - my thyroid is at large again. but she was very scared - then the paramedicas came and checked me out. then they asked if i want to go to the hospital - so i told them i will jsut rest. and then my boss told me to just go home and rest at home.


WHY IS THAT SCHOOL BUS PARKED INFRONT OF MY HOUSE? I DON'T LIKE THE SMOKE COMING FROM THE EXHAUST OF THAT BUS.. I WIL CALL THE SCHOOL DISTRICT
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i was always a sickly person, even when i was growing up. i am always sick when i was in the seminary and they always take care of me there. during this time of my waiting period at home for the scheduled test - i havge searched and looked for some avenue to direct my attention and focused them towards a diferent thing to avoid getting overcome by my ilnesses. i took the blog met thru the net a man called jay who has a jet and they have friends --- i have offended them and over indulged myself into some jokes that is not good and beffitting. so i sent a note to this jay of jet and to jet of jay that i am sorry. i dont have to make excusses..---- i just don't know the PROTOCOLS/THE ETHOS/THE ETHICS/THE MORES of the blogspot. i am sorry to those that i have offended. this will be my last entry - lest i offend some more people.


WHY DID MY APPLE TREE DID NOT BEAR FRUITS THIS YEAR AND THE LEAVES HAS CHANGE SO DRASTICALLY AND HAVE FALLEN TO THE GROUND?
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


....... i hate you MR.FALL - why do you come early. let me have the chance to see
....... all the nice greens of my surroundings and let me have the chance to
....... savor the beauty and the color of my hardy mums at the front lawn
....... i want my veggies at the backyard to stay longer..


oh MR. Fall dont be so cruel with me. i am on the dawning of my life and you are starting to take away the color immediately from it.

------ come early MISS SPRING, bring forth early my daffodils and tulips...
------ let the lilyof the valleys come early too...
------ prolong the life of my roses and let the magnolias linger longer this year...
------ oh MISS SPRING.... stay with me and make me happy.

VENI VIDI VICI.... i came, i saw, i conquered- - - and i lost.
posted by infraternam meam @ 1:13 PM  
two years ago, february, my family went home to pinas for vacation. then we passed by hkg for the two boys to shop. oo nga pala, i am married and has two teenage boys, both in college. gurang na ako manay kiwi.

i was having tremors and alpitations while we were having dinner in pinas at the ancestral home. i did not dwell on it, until i returned bak to usa. then my doctor told me when i visited her - Dr. P. Nair - that she wanted to be sure about what is happening to me, so i was set to have blood chemistry. complete and all. the next day - tawg my doctor- said i have to return bak to the hospital and wil be checked thoroughly. then that day i was told i have to fast n will stay at the hospital for further check. then next day i was brought to the examination room. there was this pinay who was friendly, while i was waiting for my turn inside the nucelar medicine facilities. so n so - then i was taken inside this room that looks like the scene from the x-files.

there is abig capsule being hand over to me by the doctor on an armitron and this capsule has the nuclear symbol on the outside. all the nurces n docs are behind afiberglass wall using an armitron to hand over the capsule to me.

then i was advised to open the capsule and there is another capsule, i was then advised to open the smaller capsule and there is a capsule as big as my thumb. i was asked to swallow and was advised that it will be a little bit warmer along the region of my throat. after 10mins of taking the capsule, there was a provbe that was inserted in my throat. then another laser light was going around my neck area and after that the bazooka like probe again. i was about to cry. this is really a scene from x files. there was a red blinking light outside the door of the room that sez "nuclear medicine in progress"

then d then - was wheeled out after at least between an hr to hr 15mins procedure. there was a waiting room with curtains like aluminum foil. then there is this pinay nurse who asked me in a very nice way what was the diagnosis of the doctr. so very vestal virgin about my illness i said to her "oh its nothing to worry about... my doctor said i have HYPER THYROIDISM THAT IS TOXIC AND DIFFUSED" the bruha immediately said "naku koyang - you have cancer". i died right there and started crying. my doctor came in and asked me what was happening. i did not inform her what the pinay nurse said to me, i asked her what is the laymans term for "TOXIC AND DIFFUSED" so she told me it s a form of caner that cud easily be arrested and be treated.

in the usa, patients if not in danger, wil be discharged easliy n wil have to recover at home, as instructions from all insurance companies.

i was given full instructions, like the follwing:

1. you cannot use the same washroom your family members used for at least 7 to 10 days. if you will use same washroom - youhave to flush it four to five times.

2. you will put all your laundry in this special bag and will not mix it with the rest of the family's laundry until we say so.

3. you will not get closer or come closer to young kids or pregnant and
nursing mothers. you will contaminate them with radioactive materials inside you body.

4. you will have to used your own eating utensils and not mix it with the rest of the family's utensils.

5. you will be sleeping on ur own in another room away from the rest of the family until we give you clearance.

FIVE FULL INSTRUCTIONS MY DEAR KIWI AND THESE FIVES INSTRUCTIONS HAS KILLED ME.

if you have thyroid you know it affects our emotions and other thing in the body.

after two months, my youngest son school system was invited by the italian school system to come to italy and perform in teh five school district of the 7 city of italy. the entire school orchestra and chorale group and madrigal singers was invited. and i want to see this concert of my son - who is a member of the chorale group. i dont care what the doctor said- i did not tell
them that i was goind to italy and follow my son with my wife to all the city that they will perform.

and so i did followed them - and so i did attended their concert.i was so tired, lots of tremor and some palpitations but i did not show it to my wife and son.this is my son's day - i will not spoil it for him.

thelast concert was at the vatican. i prayed kiwi girl - like as if i am going to have a "lethal injection" that evening.my wife cried with me, and told me all will be well and i dont have to be afraid of anything, cuz my two boys and her - LOVES ME VERY MUCH. i said to the BIG MAN UP THERE, if its time to go, i want it quick, no hardship on mypart and my love ones.

then we went home back to chicago. (i live in one of the suburbs of chicago in the northern area) during this vist of ours to europe - there was a foot and mouth disease and the mad cow disease going on in europe, no meat inclduing airplane meals are all meatless.

upon landing in usa, there was an agriculture rep at the gate of the plane instructing all of us that if we visited a farm in europe that we have to pass by the green line and go straight to the receiving area wherein our shoes will be cleaned and disinfected. one meter away from the agriculture rep - her geiger alarmed and we were stopped. in a very nice way she asked all of us(my
family) if we have visited any doctor or had any x-raylately. i raised my hand and told her the story of my life. then she immediately wisked me away from
the area and told me to just wait outside, cuz i still have ...cuz i still have radioactive components in my body.

two days after my arrival from europe - i was hospitalized and was at the hospital for three days. no visitors aloud.

now i have a 2nd chance in life-- still sickly- but cannot complain.i take one step at a time and was advised by my doctor to talk about my illness so that i will not be bothered and worry about it. so - i am have a group that we call each other for support.
posted by infraternam meam @ 2:52 AM   0 comments
Wednesday, September 10, 2003
10sept'03/highwood, ill/1415hrs/central time


"NIHIL OBSTAT" P A R T II

Interpretation again: "NIHIL OBSTAT" no objection/no say/charing kah/oh sige/shut up n go/bahala ka sa buhay mo.

11. WHAT CAUSES DOUBLE YOLK EGGS? WHY DO EGG YOLKS SOMETIMES HAVE RED SPOTS ON THEM?

"accdng to Lewis Conn of san jose/calif n Melody L.Love of denver/north carolina"female chicks are born with a fully formed ovary containing several thousand tiny ova,but occasionally two yolks are released at the same time .double yolk eggs are no more planned than human twins. if a chicken is started during the egg formation, small blood vessels in the wall may rupture, producing in the yolk blood spots - tiny flecks of blood".


SAY KO - kasi the rooster who did it to the hen - may syphyllis-pasay sickness-culiculi sickness-japayuki sickness-umurak sa cheap hen - may tulo na ayaw pang magpabuking......."NIHIL OBSTAT"


12. WHY ARE THE SKIN TAKEN FROM AN INFANT DURING CIRCUMCISION IS USED FOR SKIN GRAFTING?

"accdng to one burn unit doctor specialist from a burn unit/trauma hospital in new jersey, " young skin can easily be transplanted to anybody who suffered from burn especially on the facial areas. it cud easily spread out".


SAY KO - if you transplant the skin on the face from the 'Tule Boy' every morning matigas ang mukha mo - hindi pa yan- mag-ingat ka pag napaweewee 'yan, takbo kagad. papagpagin mo rin ang mukha moh? eh pano kung tumigas ang face mo,at hinimas himas mo ng mabilis- may lalabas bah?.....pwe..."NIHIL OBSTAT"


13. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VIRGIN OLIVE OIL AND EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL?

"accdng to the Intl' Olive and Olive Oil Agreement of 1986, any olive that wants to call itself virgin must be obtained from the fruit of the olive tree solely by mechanical or other physical means than by a heating process".


SAY KO - if you are Extra Virgin Olive Oil - it means konti lang ang nag 'finger sa 'yo, while Virgin Oil - when it fell from the tree- isang finger lang ang ginamit.....bogmali talaga....pwe again..."NIHIL OBSTAT"


14. DO FISH SLEEP? IF SO, WHEN DO FISH SLEEP?

"accdng to Gerry Carr, director of Species Research Intl Game Fish Asso. 'fish do try to catch a few winks, even if forty winks are an elusive dream some reef fishes simply becomes inactive and hover around like thy're sleeping.like some other parrot fishes and wrasses, exude a mucus membrane at night that completely covers their body as though they have been placed in a baggies".

SAY KO - tulog lang ang isda if they are 'Tuyo' already and slept without kaokao kaya 'Tuyo' baho
.....bastos mo talaga.....pwe pwe pwe..."NIHIL OBSTAT"


15. WHERE IS DONALD DUCKS' BROTHER?

"accdng to Karen S. Harris of seattle washington 'we have seen Donald Dcuks' nephews, Huey,Dewey, and Louie but we never see their Dad, Donald's brother Why not? In 1942 accdrng to the New Spirit Paper, Donald lists the three dependents in a tax as adopted, that Donald was a generous brother, and a certified masochist".


SAY KO- Donald's mama is a Japayuki - singing songs at the KaraUkim bar.....so no utol.....
ang aso mo talaga......pwe x 4...."NIHIL OBSTAT"


16. WHY DO FINGERNAILS GROW FASTER THAN THE TOENAILS?

"accdng to Dermatologists Dr. Fred Feldman, trauma makes nails grow faster.non painful contact can cause trauma to the nails. circulation is much more sluggish in the feet than in the hands".

SAY KO - kasi 'kaw lakas mong ngatngatin ang fingers mo than your toenails. try to ngangat the toenails and see what will happen to you, especailly if you have not yet wash your feet.....pweeeeeeh...."NIHIL OBSTAT"


17. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THAT PIECE OF SKIN HANGING FROM THE BACK OF MEN'S THROAT?

"accdng to Dr. L.J.A DiDio of the Medical College of Ohio,adds that the uvula helps prevent us from regurgitating our food during swallowing.

SAY KO- that is pangkiliti ng Bading when something in the mouth is vacationing...pweeeh ka rin..."NIHIL OBSTAT"


18. WHY DO SOME ICE CUBES COME OUT CLOUDY AND OTHERS COME OUT CLEAR?

"accdng to Dr. John Hallet, of the atmospheric Ice Laboratory of the Desert Research Institute in Reno /Nevada'the key factor in cloud formation in the ice cubes at times is the temperature of the Freezer".

SAY KO - kasi tubig sa balon ang use nyo-- try bottled water for a change......tanga!!!......."NIHIL OBSTAT"


19. WHY DO MAYORS GIVE OUT THE KEYS TO THEIR CITY?

"accdng to Mike Brown of the U.S. Conferences of Mayors, that during the middle ages,most large cities were walled, visitors could only enter and exit only through gates that were locked at sundown and reopened at dawn. these keys were guarded, for they are crucial in case there is an attack on the city. if a key was passed to an honored visitor, it indicated total trust in him".

SAY KO - if the Mayor of Manila handed over the keys of the city to you- rest assure you need lotsa lotsa garbage truck, sa baho naman ng basura doon po sa atin....pwe kah..baka ma dedma ka when u visit....shit ka rin...'"NIHIL OBSTAT"


20. THIS PORTION I WILL BITIN...OR ELSE NO MORE PART THREE......SAY NYO....paki critique analysis ang aking 'CICQUE SOLIEL' na ginawa..... hard 'etong gawa- - so give a good one or else .......pweeeeeh kayong lahat
at hindi pa 'yon......."NIHIL OBSTAT'....... kayong lahat..... shit ka rin oy!
posted by infraternam meam @ 2:47 PM   1 comments
10sept'03
2400hrs/central time
highwood/ill

"NIHIL OBSTAT" no objection/ no say/charing kah/oh sige/shut up n go/bahala ka sa buhay mo

i will repeat the translation - basahing mabuti
- no objection/no say/charing kah/oh sige/shut up n go/bahala ka sa buhay mo


HERE ARE THE LESSONS TO LEARN WHY THE TOPIC FOR TODAY IS "NIHIL OBSTAT"


1. WHY DO ROOSTER CROW IN THE MORNING?

"accdg to one ornithologist - most of the crowing of the rooster takes place in themornming, as does most of the singing, because that is when the birds are most active and most territorial advertising takes place. many of the vocalization heard throughout the day are for other types of communication, including flocking calls, which serves to keep the members of the flock together and in touch if they are out of sight from one another."

SAY KO - in short the rooster is saying - hey girls - i am all set, anytime you are. tok ti laok....tok tokan tayo!'NIHIL OBSTAT'


2. WHY DO MANY HOTELS AND MOTELS FOLD OVER THELAST PIECE OF TOILET PAPER IN THE BATHROOM?

"accdng to the executive director of the intl' asso. of holiday inns, he said" hotels want to give their guests the confidence that the bathroom has been cleaned since the last guest has used the room. to accomplish this, the maid wil fold over the last piece of the toilet paper to assure that no one has used the toilet paper since the room is cleaned. it is subtle but effective"

SAY KO - in short the hotel maid is telling the next occupant - dahan dahan sa toilet paper. ibabawas sa sweldo ko iyan pag inubos mong lahat......"NIHIL OBSTAT"


3. WHY ARE THERE MORE HOLES IN THE MOUTHPIECE OF A TELEPHONE THAN IN THE EARPIECE?

"accdng to the makers of the fons - "while developing the telephone handset, engineers are aware that it was imperative for the lips of the speaker to be close as possible to the transmitter. if a caller increases distance between the transmitter from half an inch, the output volume will be reduced by three decibels. accdng to AT&T in 1919 more than 4,000 measurements of the head dimensions were made to determine the proper dimensions of the handset. the goal was to design a headset that would cup the ear and bring the transmitter close to the lips."

SAY KO - in short - madaling linisin ang panis na laway sa mouthpiecxe than cleaning the tutule or luga at the headset of the fon....."NIHIL OBSTAT".


4. WHY DO SOME HARD BOILED EGG YOLKS TURN GRAY OR GREEN WHEN SOFT BOILD EGGS DONT DISCOLOR?

"accdng to the american egg board - the discoloring is caused by iron and sulphur compounds that accumulate when eggs are overcooked. although gray eggyolks lack eye appeal, the iron and sulfur dont affect the taste or nutritional value of the eggs.it is highly recommended that after cooking the eggs - cold water shud be run over them or put in ice water."

SAY KO - in short - tanga ka. and niluto mo kasi balot - bugok pa..... "NIHIL OBSTAT"


5. WHY DO MONKEYS IN THE ZOO PICK THROUGH THEIR HAIR ALL THE TIME? WHY DO THEY PICK ONE ANOTHER'S HAIR?

"accdng to psychologist H.H. Reynolds, the chimpanzees are not altruistic or naturally cooperative. grooming is one of the most cooperative ventures in which chimpanzees engage. perhaps grooming in monkeys is akin to the human handshake"

SAY KO - kinain ng zoo worker ang lahat ng pagkain the unggoy - so they are in the Kuto diet....."NIHIL OBSTAT"


6. WHY ARE TUPPERWARE BRAND PRODUCTS SOLD ONLY AT PARTIES? COULD'NT THEY MAKE MORE MONEY BY SELLING THE STUFF IN STORES TOO?

"accdng to Lawrie Pitcher Platt - tupperware's director of public relations and community affairs, " tupperware brand products continue to be sold on the party plan because each dealer is like a teacher.he or she demonstrates themany subtle features designed into the pieces shown and discusses product care and full lifetime warranty. tupperware brand products arelifetime purchase unlike many products manifacture today, and it is management's belief that learning about the use and care enhances the value of the customer."

SAY KO - ayaw ng tupperware magtinda sa bakya crowd. mayroong bang tupperware party ang mga squatter sa atin
especially those home along the riles ng tren......"NIHIL OBSTAT"


7. WHY DO WE HAVE TO CLOSE OUR EYES WHEN WE SNEEZE?

"accdng to Dr. Pat Barelli - doctor of rhinology"the sneeze clears the nose and head and injects water into the cells of thebody, provoking much the same physiological effect as sniffing snuff or cocaine.when a person sneezes, all body functions cease, tremendous stress is put on the body by the sneeze, especially the eyes".

SAY KO - pinikit mo ang mata mo - kasi when you sneeze sabog pati uhog and kulangot mo at hiyang hiya ka- kasi wala kang panyong dala that time....... "NIHIL OBSTAT"


8. WHAT IS THE COTTAGE IN COTTAGE CHEESE?

"accdng to united dairy industry association, cottage cheese was made in the home all over europe as far back as the middle ages. it was called 'cottage' because farmers made cheese in their own cottages to utilize the milk remaining after the cream had been skimmed from it for buttermaking".

SAY KO - tanga - walang cottage sa atin, only nipa hut, that is the reason yong kesong puti ay wrap in dahon ng saging at tinali ng saha ng saging......"NIHIL OBSTAT"

9. WHY DO DOGS HAVE BLACK LIPS?

"accdng to veterinarian Dr. Peter Ihrke, pigmentation helps protect animals against solar radiation damage.dogs don't have as much hair around their mouths as on most parts of their bodies, pigmentation plasy a particularly important role in shielding dogs against the ravages of the sun".

SAY KO - nagpapapangit ang aso sa 'yo because baka chibugin mo siya - especially if you belong to the igorot and lasenggero crowd......"NIHIL OBSTAT"


10. WHY DOES MICKEY MOUSE HAS FOUR FINGERS?

"accdng to the artist who drew mickey mouse - they were more happy than happy to go along with any conceit that saved them some work. so in disney and most other cartoons, the animals sport a thumb and three fingers."

SAY KO - kasi Mickey Mouse- dont dip your fingers to Minnie Mouse see what happened to you......"NIHIL OBSTAT"


you think i will consume all the pages in my site - no way. maghintay kayo - part II "NIHIL OBSTAT" to come.


AD FRATERNAM MEAM --- jay david - CUM AMICIS ---- NIHIL OBSTAT ka diyan.
posted by infraternam meam @ 1:30 AM   0 comments
Tuesday, September 09, 2003
09sept'03
1508hrs/central time
highwood/ill.


i just came to see my doctor - - very nice name - - he's been my doctor for the past 24years here in the states. he is already a part of the fixtures in my life. i am to have ultrasound of my kidney and prostate . i'm scared of what they will see. is that natural for a sicklyman like me? then i asked my doctor if i am going to have cancer. he said nobody knows that.

his name is ---- Dr. B H A R A T K. S H A H ------

no relations to the Shah of Iran. and hindi siya burat , este barat. gumagastos naman.

"N O T A B E N E" - take note


1. jay david- in fraternam meam - sabi ni jay huwag daw - i will shift typing in english- he was asking if i cud refrain from using or typing his name and the latin forwd "in fraternam meam" everytime i send a blog. so i did not start it on the fist line/ its now in the beginning of the no. 1 item. ok pa rin di bah?

"NOTA BENE" - i like jay. i saw some of his sentiments on the blog. it touched me. i practically spent my teenage life and adulthood either in church or the seminary. i wanted to become a priest. so i joined the society of the divine word (SVD) then moved on to st. alphonsus seminary to study theology.

"NOTA BENE" - i decided to get married. now i have the love of may wife for 25yrs and i have two young/energetic/expensive and good looking boys. MELCHIZEDECK DELOS SANTOS is the eldest, very focused and very direct young man. very loving and very understanding. he does not speak pinoy - but cud understand lots of it, but speak spanish. my second son is ANGELO FRANCIS DELOS SANTOS, very tall young man. wants to be a chef de 'parte one day and put up his own restaurant. very vibrant in life and cannot speak pinoy but cud understand lots of it, but speak french. kasi at first he wanted to study at Le Cordon Bleu de Paris, butlast minute change his mind.

"NOTA BENE" - these two boys are my soul and the extension of my life. my wife is the enigma of my soul and the carer of my earhtly body. the water in my body is tatay and the blood in my stream is my mother. the shadow of my life are all my brothers and sisters. my history and memory is my beloved grandmother who is already dead.

"NOTA BENE" - take away any of the components of my life that i mentioned - then i will be nothing. life has many gifts - and each gifts that i have received has been granted by somebody who cares about me. i think his name is GOD THE FATHER. i wanted to ask HIM so many difficult questions in my life - - but HE might be busy. i wanted to ask him to look after my kid brother - the 'RECKLESS DRUMMER' he grew up in an environment that gave him so many challenges in life. i want him to be rewarded a longer and happy life. he is also the shadow of my life. it is hard to say this to him face to face. we always pretend that we are both strong , but deep inside our hearts we both weak and needed support.

"NOTA BENE" - i love this kid brother of mine. he was LOST and then he was FOUND. he has come a long way - done so many challenges in life - faced a lot of turbulence - tokk a lot of risk - gave so many to people who betrayed him - gave so much love and remove all the hatred inside him - seen the whole world as a young seaman- took the love of very nice girl from iloilo and got rewarded with two lovely children.

"NOTA BENE" - this is my brother THE RECKLESS DRUMMER - and i LOVE HIM VERY MUCH .
i hurt when he hurts on his illness. he just finished his theraphy and i know aside from the love of his family - MY FATHER UP THERE is also looking upon him.

"NOTA BENE" - my mother's name is ROSARIO - she is now going to be 80 years old next year. we will come home from abroad to celebrate her birthday this june 04. her birthday is also my 25th wedding anniversary. mother is getting the symptoms of alzheimers(tama be spelling) my other sisters back home in pinas is having hard time at times taking czre of her. she is a very spartan woman- in dealing with family, very roman - in argument, very french - in loving her children, very american - in dealings with people around her, very ilocano -= when it comes to money. but very much an ANGEL when it comes to MOTHERHOOD.

"NOTA BENE" there is a blogger, who gave me an insight of what this world of blogging is. nice man of courage, works in singapore and have a beautiful wife, with a beautiful house back home. i like what i have read about him. it gave me solace and made me think that i am not alone on this melancholic moods of mine - especially when it comes to family.

"NOTA BENE" his name is JAY NICANOR DAVID - IL FRATERNAM MEAM - CUM AMICIS.
posted by infraternam meam @ 3:50 PM   0 comments
08sept'03
1155hrs/central time
highwood/ill


"in fraternam meam" - jay david.


i went to work this afternoon with so much stress cuz i dont feel good. i think i have "UTI". i have to make an appointment to see my doctor first thing in the morning 09sept. i went home early exhausted as usual cuz i am having a hard time every time i take a leak. but so much for theat lamentation of my health - - i am always a sickly person even when i was a small kid.

"EL FILIBUSTERISMO" social cancer/being rebellious


i was on the fon with this man who is the crewing agent of a commercial ship that was docked at orlando/florida harbor. he gave me one of the pinoy crew whose bag we have delayed and cannot locate. he originated from a PAL flt from manila to SFO. contineously talking to him and probing some info that micht help me locate his bag cuz we are the final carrier and we wil be held accountable for the lost bag - this pinoy asked me "are you a filipino" ? as soon as i answered Yes this man said immediately "P- - - - g i - - mo" winala nyo yong maleta ko" so i answered him in english and told him " you better calm down and stop cursing me on the fon or else i will terminate this call" " why dont you call PAL and curse them out" "they were the ones who did not transfer the bags to us". then he calm down.

'EL FILIBUSTERISMO" social cancer/being rebellious

same thing as last week, i got this woman who called the complaints dept of united airlines and told me in a very heavy accented visayan english that she left her shopping bag underneath the seat of the flt that she has taken from korea/seoul to La Guardia/NY. she gave all the discriptions of the plastic bag and trying to ask some more info on how i cud tract down the plastic bag and trying to explain toher that united is trying to do a courtesy trace for her shopping bag that she left underneath the seat of the plane cuz this is not a tag item - - this woman yelled and said " estupido - my husband is a looyer - n i wil soo united" then i looked around me if the other pinoy co-worker of mine is around or any hispanic around me i told this woman " estupida ka rin - it was you who forgot your shopping bag and you want united to take responsiblities to your negligence" then she hang up the fon on me.

'"EL FILIBUSTERISOMO" social cancer/being rebellious

last week i got a pinoy again on the line - telling me that he checked in abox from a flt from honolulu to SFO to Las Vegas. then again he asked if i am a pinoy so i said yes. then he said to me " 'tang 'na pare mayroong mga pagkain sa loob ng kahon n winala ninyo" to stop further confrontational pinoy discusions on the fon - i answered him bak in english. i told him we are doing are best to locate the box so that united wil not spoil the food inside the box. trying to be nice to this man - he cursed again in pinoy. so i told this man " if you read the fine print in your airtkt you will see that united airlines is not responsible and liable for any perishable items checked thru inside a bag or box" then this pinoy said " huwag kang 'tado or i will sue united" so i told him to sue united and cut the pinoy insult cuz i have other pax to take care of who has more culture and more understanding than him.

"EL FILIBUSTERISMO" social cancer/being rebellious

as soon as i plugged into my fon this afternoon - my first call is a pinay who flew into Newark/New Jersey airport from Burbank. she said that united did not board her bag on her flt. said onky one of the two bag was boarded on her flt and united shud be responsible in tracking down her lost bag and dlvry it to her aunts place. asking immediately for compensation and liability on the bag. said the bag has very expensive items and the liabilities wil not cover up the amount inside the bag. i was trying not to insult this woman and was trying to appease and explain to her the process - but this woman is such a B- - - h on the fon - i told her, the reason you bag did not fly with you is because it was held by TSA - transporation security agency. this is a federalized agency after sept 11 who takes care of inspection and checking all the bags that is passing thru the airport. i told her united is not liable and concern for the recovery of her bag cuz it is being held by TSA at Burbank airport and will not release the bag to anybody except to her cuz she has to answer some questions on some of the contents inside her bag. eh di TAHIMIK KAAGAD ANG BABAE.


"EL FILIBUSTERISMO" social cancer/being rebellious


one time there was this pinay who called and said that united damage her very expensive Louis Vuitton suitcase and United has to pay for it. very high shot and using high palluting words on the fon with me. pretend ako that i am dumb and she was the intelligent person. after her blowing her steam and giving all the bruhaha on how this Louis Vuitton bag was damage by United - i told this pinay " we have sent the bag to Luis Vuitton for repair - cuz this is the outstanding order of this company incase their bag/product gets damage. so sorry but Louis Vuitton said they have destroyed your bag completely cuz it's a fake Louis Vuitton bag". eh di tamimi siya.

oh pinoy - i always love talking to them and i still love them even they are such a pain and arrogant most of the time on the fon.

oh pinas - i love our country folks even they are very arrogant at times and so up tight when they talk on the fon.

oh kababayan ko - hindi lahat ay "FILIBUSTER".
posted by infraternam meam @ 12:31 AM   0 comments
Monday, September 08, 2003
08sept'03
0345hrs/central time

'ODERINT DUM METUANT' (let them hate ,so long as they fear)

i went to work this 07sept at united airlines complaints dept. there was the moon outside of my office window. and there were lots of weird calls and complaints. this is a proven fact - everytime there is a moon - there is always a lot of weird calls. they will say anything they want on the fon and they will curse n insult me on the fon line. i always give this caller a piece of my mind too.

'ODERINT DUM METUANT'( let them hate ,so long as they fear)

i got this call from this woman from birmingham / alabama. with a very heavy southern accent. she said " ah dognt whant to tawk to you - cuz you downt
speak english n aye caynnot undertawnd your english" so i told her - " you have an accent to on the fon - you sound like john wayne on top of a horse out in the prairies talking to his horses. " so the b - - - h stopped criticizing my english.

'ODERINT DUM METUANT' (let them hate, so long as they fear)

i got another call from a woman from salt lake city whose bag is with the dlvry service and was screaming on top of her lungs demanding to have her bag
dlvrd within 10mins. i have said to her that the dlvry service driver said he will be at her address in 30mins. so she screamed and said" not acceptable" tried to explain and she called me "stupid". so i ask her if she knows the spelling of the word she just said - and she said " i am not stupid" - so i said "i did not say that - you said it".

'ODERINT DUM METUANT' (let them hate, so long as they fear)

i was at the grocery called Dominick's with my eldest son miki and my wife agnes eva. there was this black man who was staring at me like as if i was a criminal or something. then he said " why are you staring at me"? so i told him "how do you know i am staring at you - maybe you were the one staring at me so you know that i am staring at you" then this black man said " you are a nutcase" so i said " i have two nuts and it is not in a case". then he walked away from us to his car shaking his head.

'ODERINT DUM METUANT'(let them hate, so long as they fear)

one of the black girl who worked with me at the complaitns dept of united airlines was telling me during the course of some arguments about racial equality and discrimination - thru her spoken words and statemnts seems to challenge me about her culture and the pinoy culture. she was saying "my people have been here before your people and yet lots of you people already have own homes and becomes very affluent and are all either doctors or nurses and in the filed health sciences" and they she said to me " i thought you people came to america on a ship also?" then i told her - yes - when the first filipino set foot in the united states - he disembrked a ship cuz there was no plane yet that is affortable for them to come to the united states . but when they arrvied in the united states, even if their accomodations is near the engine fo the ship - they came to the united states with no chains and no shackles in their legs and necks - compared to you ancestors who arrived on wooden ships to the shores of the united states" she was not able to say anything.

ODERINT DUM METUANT' L E T T H E M H A T E ......
posted by Jay David @ 7:23 PM   0 comments
Sunday, September 07, 2003
07 sept'03
2425hrs/central time
highwood / ill.


"CONCIERBUS" (kohn-tser-booz) to serve/to be a slave

'CONCIERBUS" is a latin word that is about offering service/rendering service or being a slave for somebody.in the olden times of the ceasar, this are done by slaves. the patrician families have different type of slaves, some are for the field and some for the household chores and some for taking care a rearing their children in studies and arts and languages and cultures. this type of jobs is often times delegated to a greek slaves. they are the philosphers and teachers of the romans during the peak of the roman empire.

then it was glamourized by the French and termed it as "CONCIERGE". this type of job now is being undertaken mostly by men at five star hotels. majority of them have to study at some school calle "ecole hotelier". when one became a concierge, you have to achieve the title of "Les Clef D'Or". this means to say you are now part of the creme de la creme of the hotel concierge where you have or been working. I have been a "Concierge" for westin hotel of chicago, hotel nikko of chicago and the swissotel of chicago.

'CONCIERBUS'

i have just finished volunteering to work for the grand rummage sale of our local parish church, Immaculate Conception Parish of Highland Park/Ill. this is alway a big rummage sale in the north shore area of chicago. people comes from so many places to attend and shop in this rummage sale. mebers of the parish donates so many stuff to the church, from clothes to furnishng to home decor and housewares. this year somebody donated two cars for silent auction. the bid started at usd1,000.00 both are japanese car, 1998/1999 models.

'CONCIERBUS'

i think it is inherent with all of us pinoys, that we work hard abroad, and then we still remember the less fortunate back home, even their children. we always wanted our loved ones back home to have the benefit of having the nicer things in llife that we have come to have and have to be accustomed with abroad.

WE BECOME A SLAVE FOR OUR LOVED ONES - - ARE THESE LOVED ONES OF OURS READY TO BE A SLAVE FOR US ABROAD. I KNOW MY FAMILY BACK HOME WILL?

"paano and sa 'yong familia back home? will they be 'CONCIERBUS' in their own way for you also?
posted by mel @ 12:41 AM   0 comments
Friday, September 05, 2003
04sept '03
2425/central time
highwood/ill/usa

jay david - - - "FRATERNAME ME AM"

it was this man who gave me a window n new horizon to bring about what is in me and with the help of my two boys and my kid brother from blackwood, new jersey i was introduced to something that is worth doing and having fun at the same time


i have just celebrated my birthday today with all my relatives only in attendance. my two boys gave me a gift certificate from a book store - cuz they know i love to read and buy books.


"SIC VOLVERE PARCAS" - - so spin the fates

today as i celebrate my birthday, these people also did celebrated their birthday on the 04of september-- - ---

1. daniel h. bunham / an architect n skyscraper pioneer that reubilt chicago.

2. henry ford II / industrialist and for manufacturer.

3. george h. love/ chairman chrysler motors.

4. vicomte francois rene de chateaubriand/french poet and guest what, a recipe of steak called chateaubriand named after him.

5. jesse james/ western outlaw.

6. mitzi gaynor/actress and dancer (south pacific)

7. mickey cohern/ mobster and racketeer.

8. tom watson/US golfer - 6x player of the year - 1x US - 5x british open - 2x masters winner.

9. dawn frazier / australian olympic three times gold winner.

10.ivan illich/russian education authority - deschooling society.

The dominant them in the lives of september 04 people is that of a building. no matter what their career, family situation, social circle is, they are taken up with matters of structures,forms, organizations and putting things together to make them work.

Because of their understanding of how systems functions, those born on this day are also able to criticize,analyze and sometimes tear constructs apart to show when and where they donot work.

September 04 people can oftern suggest practical solutions or improvements that really makes a difference. Those highly less evolved september 04 people who have no desire to contribute to society can make excellent criminals, or at the very least people who know how to get around the system, since their knowledge of how the establishment works is generally thorough.

"SIC VOLVERE PARCAS" - - so spin the fates.

septmber 04 people are not fond of taking the long way around.They are most concerned with efficiency, and if in business to provide a product or service they will make sure their clients get's their money's worth.

That life in general be successful and prosperous is important to them, as they could not view an enterprise which was run at a loss as anything but a disaster.

"SIC VOLVERE PARCAS" - - so spin the fates.

of course not all all septmber 04 people are involved in building tangible structures of entities - but mostly all of the people on this day are at work amassing, collecting or cultivating something.

those born on this day believe that the old must be cleared to make way for the new.
posted by mel @ 1:03 AM   0 comments
Thursday, September 04, 2003
you know my grandma always tells me: "only children bury their parents, not the parents burying their children". and she always tells me i have to learn how to understand my parents, especially my tatay. grandma pacing told me the sufferings that my dad have undergone during the war - made him at times very secluded in himself.

i got to go. i went home from work early today. my usual time to come home is around 330am/ct but tonite i came home at 2430ct cuz my urinary infection is becoming intoleratble. i called my doctor this evening and he wants to see me tomorrow morning . i am sure this is just routine.
posted by mel @ 8:31 PM   0 comments
my tatay called me and told me the u.s. veterans office wrote a letter to him saying that him and my mom has to come over to the states and change his nationality. tatay is a war veteran of bataan and capas/tarlac.

last summer there was a war memorial that was erected in capas and my dad's name is carved on the granite stone. tatay was very emotional during the unveiling ceremony so my mom told me. he said he finally got recognized for the many hard ship that him and all his platoon mates and friends did for the country and the war of america. tatay was given a backpay but looks like he was not into it. he is now 81 yrs old and most probably it did not dawn on him the value of the check that was sent by the US veterans office.

my tatay's worry is my mother. she cannot travel anymore cuz of the hip surgery and lumbar surgery twice. it was so nice that before my mom's surgery and my tatay quadruple bypass they were able to travel to canada and the states the whole summer until spring time.

i miss my folks very much. i want to grow old like my tatay, with so much vigor and so much outlook in life thatis beyond my fathom.
posted by mel @ 4:12 AM   0 comments
Tuesday, September 02, 2003
i am typing this because i am all by myself in this house and everybody is at school and my wife is at work. i will take a short nap then head on to work. this relaxes me and gives me the chance to bring out the things i wanted to relate to people like you. i feel good about it.

this morning before i went to bed at 4am, my youngest sister called and said they have received the three bbyan boxes that i have sent them last month. my parents are telling me i dont have to do that because my sisters and nieces and nephews was here just last june.but i told my parents it is different when the things that i have sent carries my heart in it. then my tatay just kept silent for a sec and told me that is the reason he always loved me and the rest of my siblings.

i cried like a little boy.

those words coming from a man who is a strict disciplinarian and a man of few words is something. I TOLD MY TATAY THAT HE IS THE WINDOW OF MY SOUL. and i cud feel he was breathing heavily on the fon. here is a 55yrs old man - still clinging to the love and wanting an embrace from his father.

i miss my parents very much. even if i see them two times a year, it seems not enough for me. both of them could fly anytime anywhere united airlines flies - cuz they are part of my benefits. but both of them is already caught up in pinas. even they carry multiple visas and even my dad is being asked to change his nationality - still they cannot fly cuz of age and mothers illness.
posted by mel @ 9:59 PM   0 comments
i am married for twenty five years now, to a pinay who grew up in the states and have two boys - one 22 yrs old and the other one 18 yrs of age. my eldest son miki is on his 5th year at univ of chicago, having a double majot in intl business and trade and tv advertising. very nice sounding majors and very expensive too. last time i heard , he wants ot do his masteral degree also. i hope i am still alive to assists in his tuition. my 2nd son angelo just started school yesterday. he wants to be a chef de parte and wants also to be a chocolatier. good words to say and read, but deadly when it comes to tuition fee.

my wife and i are both working for the boys. not for ourselves but for our two sons who are part of our life and our breath. take them away from us, and we are both nothing. they are both good boys and have been such loving sons to myself and my wife. we cannot say nothing more about them.

i have ask both of them to at least marry a pinay back home, not the pinay who grew up here and immigrant in the usa. i want somebody who is homegrown and still have the value of the old school back home. but my two boys said to me, that they are both too caucasian and will have a hard time understanding a pinay. so i did not push thru with the subject matter.
posted by mel @ 4:50 AM   0 comments
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