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Toronto Eaton Centre

Toronto Eaton Centre

I have had much fun for my first time in my life after I’ve traveled with my family way back in 2009. Well, this trip was occasionally fun. And what I did? It was exceptional. Of course, my sister was finally married. It was our first in the family that we have spent this fun for a long time.

 

It took days and months to decide my mind to travel out of our country, Philippines. But honestly, this was the experience trip I’ve ever had fun. Toronto was the last destination I’ve been traveled so far. But on my passport said that I’ve also been to Florida, New York, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Calgary. Sadly I didn’t remember the places when I was in childhood back then.

 

When I traveled with my family back in 2009, we spent having fun going to Thailand and Singapore. But of all sudden, I wasn’t happy back then. Because during that time, I still didn’t find my purpose for my happiness. I was stress back in the trip. But it was best to have find time for myself. I wasn’t matured back then. I was immature. Although flying across the ocean made me sick to look down the ocean but I didn’t have air sickness. I only hated traveling in heights. I have fear of heights. And I guess traveling would be getting me over soon if I can do it.

 

We spent many places in Toronto. The best experience I’ve ever had so much fun was watching baseball live. Yes! I watched Toronto Blue Jays versus New York Yankees. Although Blue Jays didn’t win that night, Yankees have won. So my dad was a Yankee fan. He was thrilled when he saw his team won. But I loved watching sport games live. The remaining games I have to watch are NBA and Hockey League. Wayne Gretsky was the living legend in Hockey League and Michael Jordan during my time was also living legend. What I do know about NBA? I just love to watch. Although I’m not active playing basketball, I only play for defensive running my stamina so little. Haha!

 

The other places we’ve been through was going to CN Tower, the highest tower around the world although Petronas tower in Malaysia found some interesting spot to build. Also we’ve been traveling to Niagara Falls and watched waterfalls going down to Niagara Falls. It was awesome experience. The water would been burst all over your body, so probably you have to wear the entire body you have or otherwise your bag will also get wet.

 

I’ve had much fun also picking apples nearby. My sister picked the destination for us. And I also tasted the best apple cider. Yum! It was delicious. All these experiences were worth to go back here in Toronto as a tourist and not as an immigrant. But if I have a chance to live in America, it would be Chicago. Although Chicago is nearby borderline of Canada, it would snowing too. I don’t know if I could live in America. Because I’m not kind to like the winter season, I like tropic season the whole year here in the Philippines.

 

What’s next for next trip? I say it would be first in Philippines. And I’m planning to buy ticket to Leyte where my grandparents have full of expectations and dreams.

 

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Discipline program for Diet

Discipline diet

Discipline diet

It is not easy to digest your diet all the time. It’s a matter of discipline what can you eat and cannot eat.

 

Here’s my 9 rules plan for first two months for discipline diet:

 

1. If you are going to eat not rice, just expect not eat more of meat but eat of course the vegetables.

(This is my rule number one. Well, I’ve started not to eat rice basically since 1st day of April. But here is what I suggest. Don’t eat two more plates. Just enough for your stomach needs.)

 

2. There are no snacks or break times.

(I also don’t eat too much of junk food anymore except I’m only after for nuts. Few nuts can help digest your stomach. It has fiber.)

 

3. Don’t spend time eating dinner or lunch inside your room.

(If you are eating lunch or dinner inside your room, you’ve to take fiber food to eat like vegetables.)

 

4. If you are program not to eat rice for a long time, plan for a long-term.

(I’m not eating rice since 1st day of April. In fact, I also look and choose what is best for me.)

 

5. Eat a lot of vegetables first or rather eat a whole greens in your lunch or dinner.

(It helps to boost digesting your remaining fat layers in your stomach.)

 

6. Eat a lot of fruits first or rather eat a whole fruits in your lunch or dinner.

(This is also the same in number 5.)

 

7. Don’t take late dinner.

(When you sleep before eat your dinner, it lessens your stomach to digest. But it helps to rest your stomach to regain your hunger in the morning.)

 

8. Stop eating high cholesterol food such as saucy meat dinners like Adobo, Calderata, etc.

(It helps your immune body to reduce cholesterol level.)

 

9. Plan for a long walk before eating dinner or breakfast.

(This is a perfect exercise in the evening or in the morning before eating a meal. It helps to reduce your weight.)

 

Long-term plan for discipline diet (5 months and more):

 

1. Eat oatmeal in the morning. Try adding fruits or chocolate to help eat your oatmeal. Oatmeal is in top 5 suppressing diet. And it’s also contain fiber. It’s also good for the heart.

 

2. If you love drinking coffee, only drink once in a day. Drinking more coffee in a day makes your stomach to palpitate. And it grows your stomach hungry.

 

3. Eat more of vegetables and eat less of meat. Eat instead fish. It reduces your fat levels in your stomach.

 

4. Don’t forget to drink two warm glasses before eating breakfast, lunch, dinner and also one glass before sleeping. Don’t drink too much of water before sleeping. It causes your stomach to hungry again the next day.

 

5. Read a lot of suppressing articles. Oatmeal, dark chocolates and water are in the top ten of suppressing diet plans.

 

6. Afford only a few time going to the gym. Don’t try hard for yourself. Do it only for few rounds.

 

7. Look a job that really suit for your diet needs.

 

This 9 rules for first two months and long term plan for discipline diet will successfully take good look for you. I’ve only lessen my weight in about 30 pounds before my sister’s wedding. I’ve shredded 30 pounds just only for five months. The first month gave less ten pounds to reduce. Then another month, it succeeded reduce my weight to 8 pounds more. At third month, because that I’ve already had a job. It reduced me for 5 pounds. At fourth month, it reduced me 7 pounds more. At this rate, the ideal weight I’m aiming is at 135-140 pounds for the height of 5’3 1/2. I was 180 pounds more before I started to get a discipline diet. I’m now around maintaining my weight to 147-150 pounds. But I’m aiming for 135-140 maintaining weight. Look for your age and body mass index needs for your diet. Body mass index is your BMI. And always take a good look of calories you are eating. Also plan not to eat in a buffet. I only take green salad courses or a lot of raw fish like salmon in Japanese restaurant. Adding spice more in your meal also encourage your weight loss.

 

If you need any advices, just ask your health consultant. My first visit to health consultant was during first week of April. Then I’ve visited again around last week of May. And the last visit was third week of August. Always visit your health consultant if you ever need their advices what not to eat for your weight loss program. Just don’t take food supplements. In my discipline diet, I’ve waived off my pocket not to buy any food supplements. And I’ve started to add eating oatmeal last September 14. Eating heave of three tablespoons of oatmeal with water or milk. It reduces faster your weight loss discipline program. I’ve to start to less my weight more back in my shape.

 

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Traveling with Happiness

Toronto Highway

Toronto Highway

The vacation paid for my stress-free work when I traveled the other side of the globe which was the Toronto, east-side of Canada. I’ve finally see the world of traveling with my family. For me, when will I get a chance to traveling alone without them? That’s the independent question for me although in my life starts somewhere in the middle. At the back of my head says, ‘I can start budgeting my money and start a new life opening a new bank account.’ Otherwise, I will spend less in money. My salary was below the average of wage. But I don’t complain about my salary wage in the school where I am working. The only thing keeps me longing in the school is my performance and my happiness level.

 

Let’s talk about first about the salary wage before I return to the topic subject. The minimum salary wage is around 12-13k. But the amount you take home is around 6-6.5k per half of a month. Other says that it is way below for them. Those who have family already always complain about that. Good for me that I don’t have time to think at the back of my head that I have my own family. I’m still single. I’ve to earn with my dignity, patience and understanding. Working somewhere near to your place makes you time to think about your work. Well, of course, everybody notices that way. But not anybody could think that.

 

I learned from my sister when I went there in downtown of Toronto where my sister lived. The downtown said to my head, ‘I can work here for a better life but the only problem here is the weather.’ I’ve realized that I can’t work in a hasty places. But if you do working in a hasty places, your mind will go crazy. I’ve assuming that won’t work for me.

 

And the other one is about my happiness level. Happiness level varies from any kinds of level whether you are little low to a highest performance. I’ve seen myself when I started working as an assistant teacher in a school where my boss kept me for longer. Keeping me for fourth month, this makes me easier to think that I should continue for my resume details. So that the next employer would hire me, I would tell him or her what happened in my resume. Let me give you a catch. When you are in an interview, don’t be nervous and always be yourself. And the technique there is tell your story about yourself what happened really during your life. Working in a workplace environment, like I was doing in a school as an assistant teacher, makes you easier to work. So that whenever you feel, you tell your boss or your co-worker about what happened to your happiness level.

 

Happiness level varies the emotional side of your brain. It also controls your temper, your mood, your actions and your performance as well. People who have lower happiness level varies suiciding themselves in a situation, or varies in mannered situation. I don’t get it why themselves has a low self-esteem. Sometimes I do have low self-esteem but I’ve already surpass that. No matter how small the problem is, you have to cope with your problems.

 

Back to the topic subject, traveling in Toronto was breezy nights and cool-off days. In the afternoon towards the night was pretty amazing for me. The first week was preparation for my family because my sister finally married in the church. After that, we went variation tourist spots in Toronto. First was going to the small zoo. Secondly, we went to Niagara Falls. Amazing how God created the well-paid tourist attraction which was the Niagara Falls. I’ve finally to experience about the Maid of the Mist. Maid of the Mist will experience you traveling around the body of water which the falls sprinkle all the way. And I’ve find Toronto is a pretty nice location. Although I can’t really remember in the past when my parents always told me that I’ve been in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver before. But it was amazing. The only weakness I have was traveling and riding in an airplane. I do have fear of heights. That explained to me why I’ve been awake the whole trip back and forth watching movies and playing tetris. I’ve watched some 9 new movies in an airplane including The Croods, Monster University, Trance, GI Joe: Retaliation, Great Gatsby, Epic, A Moment in Time, The Mistress and other movie I really can’t remember at the back of my head. That was the back and forth traveling from Manila to Toronto and from Toronto to Manila.

 

The amazing I’ve experienced from the vacation was an apple-picking. My elder sister have said that it was Canadian tradition. I’ve to say that it was the best. If the Philippines has tradition of pineapple-picking in Mindanao, it would be the next travel destination of the Philippines. I guess the tourism in the Philippines should be level up to the next performance if they really have a budget.

 

Four common jobs I’ve to work in Toronto. It could be that I can work in the supermarket, St. Lawrence’s market, school and restaurant. But the first thing first comes in my place is to find some shelter, then find an organization to keep me healthy relationship in public relation. Here in the Philippines, it was Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines was my first advocate and it was my first organization that I’ve joined. I’ve also enjoyed watching baseball league between Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees. NY Yankees have won. It was beautiful scenario to have watching in a baseball series. Watching hockey game and NBA basketball game is my next dreams to have watch.

 

Next on Traveling with Happiness 2, I will be continuing to write about more in Toronto.

 

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ROCK Integrated School

ROCK Integrated School

 

The school sets to our new home in 21 Topaz Street, Cainta Greenpark Village, 1900 Cainta, Rizal, Philippines.

 

The story:

It’s been four months already since I’ve joined as one of the staff in the school being as an assistant teacher. Otherwise, I will still be unemployed. Last May 13, 2013 after the elections, my boss posted some status in Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines that there was an opening job. I took a chance after I broke up recently with my ex-girlfriend last May 16. My heart was saddened. And so I’ve tried my luck upon walking in the school where my second boss has said, “please take time and we’ll call you back as soon as possible. Give one week.” So I’ve waited that long. That was May 20. After a few days, the secretary called me in my cellphone which it was 4 year old already turning 5 this December. I’ve to go back within an hour.

 

So I’ve instantly dressed up for an interview. Upon entering in the therapy center right next to the school, my heart stopped and felt if I was nervous back then. There was another new face. And it was my boss. He interviewed me. And sudden with a surprise, I’ve got a new job as an assistant teacher to special children.

 

This kind of job made me surprisingly performing very well. I woke up around 4 in the morning and done my tasks to finish before heading to my work. The school started around 7:30 in the morning. After a long day, I’ve walked home around 5 or 6 mostly depend if I’ve more job to work on.

 

The special education took upon me. I’ve never realized that my heart felt for this position as an assistant teacher. Special education really taught me well throughout my education before. I’ve been studied in Montessori Integrated School of Antipolo for 12 years already since 1988 to 2000. Then I’ve moved and studied in Center for Culinary Arts in 2000 to 2003. Without noticing it, some of my jobs really deprived me as well. I didn’t know how to stand with my attitude and my behavior as well.

 

After going numerous jobs in a paper, I’ve landed as an assistant teacher and started last June 1, 2013.The school started on June 17. But it was so sad that we’ve to transfer to a new location but it was a bigger facility to hold number of students and clients.

 

After returning from my vacation that I’ve to attend my sister’s wedding this September, the school sparked in my head and I’ve to say that I need to help this school from a new beginning, new location and new school year. I’ve been happy when my two bosses caught me with a big wide smile. It’s time to gain, to share and to tell the story. This Reaching Our Children for the King (ROCK) Integrated School is open for mainstreaming, regular students and special education for all ages.

 

For more inquiries and questions, feel free to call or text at these numbers 0928-2397152, 0909-2109051 and 0915-1975240. We are happy to accept incoming and transferred students.

Case no. 2

Insensitive work relationship

 

Strike me out when someone told me to shut up my last laugh. I always have the same jokes with my other boss as he said. It was not on his jokes, but I also shared with his jokes. My other boss and I were like brothers. We were in closer gap of age of three decades and two years. Hmm…that is interesting to explain the age. It is 32 years. Sometimes I’ve called it the three decades and two years in alphabetical words.

 

My other boss’s age was three months older than me. He was born on November. But I was born in February. We were like something that cannot break. Somehow I always look to his side of his jokes. And I’ve rarely get sermons from him. But until he called my name, that was my first to hear from him. And he literally called my attention. Because I was having my behavior a human error. I didn’t cope up with this problem. But somehow I lost my focus on my work.

 

Work relationship comparing from teachers and some other staff were highly sophisticated to me. Among them have rarely had the same comparisons. I hate the comparisons. When you say comparisons, that’s something to do with judging the cover of your book. This is insane but true. And I lost on the way where I can find another job.

 

Maybe after going to Canada and resuming if I still have my work on my way back, maybe if they can still accept me. Building rapport with parents as my boss said was good. But nonetheless, I have to do improving my performance. Somehow at the back of my head, it was there on my head but I couldn’t think one single word to pop out to my head. Well, normally I really don’t to boast or brag about this. It’s the matter of feelings that count. I don’t need many friends just to help my happiness level up. Or something I would know to make it surely done correctly.

 

The co-teachers and other staff as well really stabbed my back as well. I won’t call the names to be named here in my articles. It was simply secured and simply annoyed. I don’t know why. I was there already. Almost two months and barely four weeks already before coming to three months on my work, I’ve started really to like my job but until they called my name that I was stubborn to do this and to do that. I wasn’t. Somehow my mind came to burst if I was having alzeimer’s disease. Then I’ve asked my other boss who apparently I really could talk to and said that I also can inherit the genetically disease losing memory one to another. If I may correct or not, just leave a comment at the end of this article.

 

Somehow along the way, my other boss seemingly was doing good for me. He really treated me like a brother. Maybe if I came along before on their work, they would know better the side of all my problems between love life, family issues, relative issues, financial issues to some never ending issues that I won’t name it any longer.

 

Crazy as I was, or half away through the universe if I was unavailable seeking for a new clue to solve. Because I am not as a perfect human as anybody does. I may be not as intelligent person, or I may be not as a perfect writer but I could be the one who could tell you if you really need a friend. Then I will be there to help and to rescue you. Because the percentage of the school needs a little comfort towards me.

 

I am not a superstitious person as well believing something that is not related in life. What I really believe is the creator above, Jesus Christ, the saints and the guardian angels as well. On other side of superstitious, I rarely find interesting in folklore stories sometimes that rarely seen the impossible into possible times. It is compared to fantasy and imaginative characters that you would know to come up the best intentions at the back of your head. Silly as I am thinking at the back of my head knowing not it’s all going back.

 

I may have my condition as mosaic trisomy 21 Down syndrome. But I am really considering to accept who I am really to become a role model someday. But I never get an intention to grab an opportunity becoming as a teacher. What my real dreams are that I am focus to get it one by one if I really come closer. I am not into rush but in a slow, classic and fashion way to become uneasy to cope with. Or maybe I won’t think at the back of my head that I would become.

 

Normally at the end of the day, if I smile, I’m always smiling. But I nod my head in other way, then my emotions and my pride will eat me. Then it would become a neutral smile, not as possible to become a negative thoughts. Or some ways will become getting closer to my aspiration dreams. I may be not grab the biggest dream, but I am always dreaming to get one by one step closer at a time.

 

Possible? At the back of your head, dream bigger. My boss is quite not seemingly happy at the end of the day today. Good luck to my life ahead if I may get a possible wish may come in my way.

 

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Something it come up to me and it’s not about the relationship or friendship. It’s how you will make your understanding a mutual that makes a horrible decision. My boss and I were in the conversation again. If I made it to make right, sometimes the good things made for a bad purpose. Well, it wasn’t my decision to make it right. All my faults fell into a trap again. He said it to me if I was doing my performance very well. It wasn’t well or in a perfect condition. Sometimes I rated myself somewhere in okay situation when I’ve decided to make it okay and it’s not good.

 

Good or bad habits of my attitudes sometimes varies in some situation. Well in purpose, I don’t make it intentionally. It wasn’t bad after all or I didn’t do in a better way. It’s either you make it good or bad win-win situations. My boss and I didn’t make it to arguments. I was bitter. I was lost. My emotions ate me up and so my pride was. I don’t know how or why. Sometimes when some people really scold me, my emotions are really pretty low. In the middle of situations, I didn’t manage to make it properly in accordingly. But in fact, I fell into a trap. It was a mere of my problem anyway.

 

I don’t know how to make it good. But working with somebody to please you sometimes is hard to give it up easily or retire at the end of the day. It’s a bad habit for me. I also can’t please anybody who is really giving some their puppy eyes to make it bad. Some of them is making some worse. They are treating me like someone I really don’t like. What I aim to do is a better performance.

 

Sometimes, my performance is really damn low. When I say damn low, my delayed reactions is something coming up of my dilemma situations. It’s really hard to cope up with my problems. Or better say to understand, it’s really hard also to please some of your companions in your comfort zone.

 

Speaking of comfort zone, I’ll admit in this situation. I have a bad mouth. Sometimes I really talk a lot. I don’t know how or when to shut up when the conversation is starting to build up longer. And myself is a bit don’t-know-what-to-do. Or maybe I can’t talk all the time. Was it me I’m having my difficulties? Or was it somebody I’m having problems with? Or was it something else that really occurred in some situation? Some it says it’s not my fault. It’s about my conscience that talks a lot.

 

I may have my purpose to live and that’s how I will be entertaining with good positive ways and signs to them. I don’t entertain negative thoughts at the back of my head thinking honestly a wrong negative thoughts. Maybe it is somewhere I am doing wrong, worse or worst of them all. Hmm…I can’t clearly think at the back of my head when to build a wall or cover with your ears where somebody is talking a longer conversations. Maybe it’s not my intuition to hear some feedbacks. I may have something don’t like, or maybe I am really boasting about. Sometimes I am having hard time from my dilemmas where to get rid of it. Or maybe not.

 

Should I move to a proper place? Or should I properly to act like a normal one? What do you think? Or should I to think at the back of my head as nothing it really feels like? I lost my answers. Help me to solve this kind of problems.

 

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FIRST DAY OF THEIR SCHOOL

Down Syndrome / Autism / ADHD

 

What to do when your special child is having his or her first day of the school?

 

Normally when I’ve had my first day of my job at the preschool in the morning and in the afternoon, every kid had their first cry at the school. Like when I was young and we’ve been had in our ways crying in their first day of school. Hmm…if I only had to remember if I was really crying back then during my youth as my toddler years. Or maybe not.

 

We’ve had many occasions for our little kids with ADHD, Autism and mostly my part, Down syndrome. I’ve had handling special kids most in Autism and Down syndrome. I’ve never had experiencing kids with ADHD. Sometimes they are really talkative, runs so fast, or unable to comply your actions as every with ADHD. I don’t know why kids are like this days. I’ve never had experience with this occasions.

 

Not to mention, mostly some kids with Autism, they really have a behavior of crying so loud many times or laughing all the times in the class. Some how, my attitude to them is perfect. I have a long patience. I’ve never had been in my life handling this before other than my jobs. During back before my previous three jobs were culinary career, then shifted to digital career where I began to like drawing in traditional.

 

And then the unexpected move to my career, assisting the special children with special needs was an unusual job I’ve never have. But I am overwhelm with this job. I love my job taking care of these kind of children. Being as a role model to them, I also learn how to cope many cases towards of Autism and ADHD. But kids with special needs of ADHD, they are also awesome. Their unique of intelligence is way different. Also goes the kids with special needs of Autism, they also have unique intelligence.

 

Kids with different types of special needs whether it is Down syndrome, Autism and ADHD, they have their unique intelligence. I’ve discover from them and learn from them how they are really behave in a quite occasionally behavior. My boss would tell me how to manage their behavior properly. Or else I may have troubles with the parents of this special child with special needs. I wouldn’t do that for a purpose. My main goal for special children with special needs is to have a determination, long patience, and a preparation to have good performance towards their entire school year.

 

When the school has to move in the large vicinity house, everything is going back to places. First day of school again because of the large establishment of the school has begin anything from the scratch. Later I’ve found out that these children have shorter patience when they notice their school is different from before, but a large establishment.

 

Children in different ages, and also different school platforms whether it’s private or public, make sure if the school is ready to have your child have the system for accepting the special child. Or otherwise, your child might transfer again in a better school. Inquire, or better yet, ask your friends, relatives or close family ties that you know the school is ready to accept special child with special needs. Because the special children has the accountability of the school have.

 

What my parents did it to me when I have had my first day at school before?

 

Normally, my parents would sent me to a better school that owned the first prestigious special needs, it was the Cupertino for Special Children. That was where they sent me when I was a little toddler back then. They have had to put me gone through occupational therapy, physical therapy and the largest part of the therapy I’ve been through was speech therapy. There were three therapies back then. The ABA therapy was the part of occupational therapy, according to what my boss said it to me.

 

After I’ve had my first day at Cupertino, I’ve gone perfectly well for my physical therapy. Then it was time to move again to a new school, St. Vincent School in West Avenue, Quezon City. My parents didn’t like the performance the school platform for me because the school wasn’t ready to take me seriously in the school. Because I was the only special child entering in a public school. I was transferred again to a new and better school, Montessori Children Haus Inc and Montessori Integrated School of Antipolo where they were really accepting me as a better student.

 

Advice to the new parents having their special child with special needs sending to the first day of their first school, try to organize things if they are really accepting special child with special needs. If they haven’t and don’t want it, later on they will tell you that they are not ready to accept the special child with special needs. Normally with the type of the schools with that has different school platform they have and follow their rules and regulations.

 

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20 Foods that suppress hunger

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20. Dark Chocolate

Any excuse to have chocolate is alright by us. Eating dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa content slows your digestion to keep you full for longer. It also contains antioxidants and is heart-healthy.

 

19. Salmon

Salmon contains protein as well as omega 3 fatty acids. Salmon helps you stay full by increasing the levels of the appetite-suppressing hormone leptin in your body.

 

18. Tofu

Tofu is a great source of protein typically used in Asian cooking. It has no real flavor by itself, meaning it can easily take on whatever flavors you want to add. Try it with your next meal and see the results for yourself.

 

17. Green Tea

Green tea boosts your energy and metabolism while curbing hunger. Bonus: It also helps you burn fat faster.

 

Green Tea benefits:

*Fights cancer

*Lowers cholesterol

*Prevents cavities

*Protects against heart disease

*Speeds metabolism

*Prevents diabetes

*Antiviral agent

*Maintains a healthy circulatory system

*Strengthens tooth enamel

*Reduces plaque and bacteria in your mouth

*Prevents dementia

*Full of antioxidants

*Prevents food poisoning

*Gives healthy skin

*Prevents bad breath

*Detoxifies

 

16. Beans

Beans are a great source of fiber and protein, both of which fill you up greatly. Kidney and navy beans are especially rich sources of these nutrients.

 

15. Bran

Bran is another rich source of dietary fiber. It absorbs water and physically expands in the water, os it literally makes your stomach full.

 

14. Gum

Most of us indulge in gum-chewing regularly. Chewing gum allows you to experience the taste of food without the calories.

 

13. Cayenne Pepper

If you can handle the heat, try a little cayenne pepper with your next meal. The spice requires more calories to burn it and adds heat to your food, reducing your chances of overeating.

 

12. Sweet Potatoes

Potatoes are a starchy food that keep you full hours after you’ve eaten them. Sweet potatoes contain the same digestive enzymes, but are much healthier.

 

11. Ginger Root

Ginger root has wide uses, as herbal tea as well as a pleasant kick in your Asian meal. Ginger is a heart-smart, invigorating and improves digestion to reduce your appetite.

 

10. Apples

An apple a day keeps the doctor away and hunger at bay. These contain bulky fibers and pectin and take forever to chew. This allows your stomach time to catch up to your brain and recognize that you’re not hungry, but eating out of habit.

 

9. Water

70% percent of the Earth is water so that’s no excuse not to get in your recommended 8 glasses per day. Drinking water between mealtimes prevents cravings and keeps you hydrated so the rest of your body benefits as well. Good deal, huh?

 

8. Flaxseed

Flax and flaxseed contain fiber, omega 3 fats and protein. This super food gives you the most benefit when it’s ground up. Sprinkle it on most any food for a nuttier taste.

 

7. Greek yogurt

Greek yogurt is basically regularly yogurt that’s been strained of whey. The result is a thicker, fuller and creamier product that’s chock-full of protein and keeps you full for longer.

 

6. Oatmeal

Most people shy away from oatmeal because it’s just so bland. However, it’s rich in fiber and contains good carbohydrates that help you stay full. Feel free to experiment with different flavors and mix-ins for a satisfying snack.

 

5. Pickles

Pickles are a delicious sandwich and burger topping as well as a good appetite suppressant. Just make sure you snack on natural pickles and not ones with artificial add-ins and excessive sugar.

 

4. Green Leafy Vegetables

These foods include spinach and its varieties, lettuce, bok choy, and even celery. What’s great about these foods is that they almost every nutrient your body needs and have few calories. The calories you burn by chewing and digesting these almost cancels the calories contained in these greens. Don’t skip your salad course!

 

3. Eggs

Whether you eat egg whites or egg yolks, your meal will contain large amounts of protein. As protein keeps you full for longer, eggs are a good food to eat to curb hunger.

 

2. Avocado

Avocado is the delicious main ingredient in guacamole. Now you can enjoy this crowd-pleaseer without feeling guilty. Avocado contains dietary fiber as well as healthy MUFA (monounsaturated fatty acids), both of which you full for longer.

 

1. Coffee

Caffeine and antioxidants in coffee beans can help curb your appetite while keeping you full. Don’t indulge in it too much, though; caffeine can be addicting.

The M word

The M word

The M word

There are many words in the world that you should not know to mention such as the N word in American countries, the R word also in America or in any countries as well and the bad habit of the M word for all over the world.

 

Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines or DSAPI talked about the past rumors of the M word. It was a ridiculous for most of the educated and uneducated people in the entire of the Philippines or in short of Filipinos. We, Filipinos, don”t want to hear such a horrible words. Bullying, in fact, was almost everywhere.

 

When I was a kid, I can hear some of my school mates or some of my classmates calling me the “sped” word. It means in English dictionary as “retarded.” Shame of those new words as well. But the time I grew up in high school, I learned that I have, in fact, as a down syndrome. Little did I know that the world needed to know a little lessons to be careful what you have to call your neighbors a bad names.

 

There are mostly discriminative cases in the world. Like bullying, for example, is mostly some of the cases in the school involved or in the public cases. In the Philippines alone, there are many homeless or they shall be called as the alien outsiders. They are many shanty homes in the wide areas in Manila, Quezon City and some of the places I know about. I didn’t know about this when I’ve graduated in college where I studied in culinary arts.

 

After I joined the organization a year ago last February 2012 in the event of DSAPI, the 20th Happy Walk. I celebrated my birthday during that day. I was enjoying the whole program from the start to finish. But I wish that my mom would join next time in 22nd Happy Walk next year in February 2014. I became a member last December 2012. And the rain of blessings poured me from last year to this year. I’ve enjoyed my stay in UST where I was a guest speaker for special education of hopeful graduates to become a special education teacher.

 

I, like myself, don’t have experience of much about of special education course in any kind of schools. But I’ve recently joined as a teacher where I’ve been working in Cainta Greenpark Village, Reaching Our Children for the King or R.O.C.K. Integrated School. Yesterday was my first day of work in the school. My strengths as a teacher would be in the field of Arts, Music, Science and History. But my highest attainment in my life was able to graduate in a certificate in culinary arts.

 

This wasn’t in my dream list to become a teacher. And as a teacher as well was a noble profession in any kind of jobs in the field as well. When you need to become one, you need a serious job. This is my small steps in success in my life today.

 

Back to the issue of the M word where you should not say to any kind of serious in-demand cases that sought in this generation. Pardon me for this back log cases. There were many cases before. I’ve heard from the E-Boy television series in ABS-CBN saying that the kid was calling the M word to another kid. But that was unjustly timed scripting from the scriptwriter. Excuse me, scriptwriter, next time you should be carefully what to use the exact word. And of course the R word or the A word also, don’t also include in the script.

 

There was also one case from Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago where she called politicians as the M word. Excuse me, madam, but you are not supposed to call the politicians the M word, the A word or the R word. It’s abusive behavior if you are speaking in the public television and the whole nation as well.

 

And the last offensive behavior came from the so-called social network, the Facebook. Excuse me, Mark Zuckerburg, but you are allowing these people not to use the abusive words such as the N word, the A word, the R word, the M word or any kind of abusive words that wasn’t allowed to use in the social platform network.

 

Last two weeks ago, the DSAPI organization again was gaining some noise from this situations. Don’t use the M word for your business. Excuse me, moderators of your business of Monggi Productions. Please allow me to shout the names of your business. The name you are using is outrageous beyond the borders already. The M word whether is spell in short cut names, or any kind of unfamiliar names are just impurity in our organization. Your business of your productions are not exempted in this society. The names who owned this company were Pepe Fernandez, Em Pong, Bern Rodil, Mykk You, Jessie Brian Nardo and Erik Lauron Cupino. Sorry to call out your names because your business is not exempted.

 

I am not sensitive as the others as well. But I was a victim before. And now, I become a victim again for your own cause. Drop your business. Or so God will forgive you if you arrange the name drop from your business. Your materials and your jobs are not exempted also because you are allowing yourself to use the name of the short cut names.

 

The Philippines government and the society should know about this. Don’t allow yourself others to be a victim about this. I, myself, was always a victim about this M word. When somebody was telling a story about “ngongo,” I’ve heard it was also an abusive behavior. Because I’ve passed the stage from there.

 

Allow me to say this. “Don’t do to others if you are not doing any good behavior to others as well.” Mainly because some of the uneducated and educated society should know about this example. If you are really sorry for your behavior, do it in an appropriate good manners and good conducts.

 

And for the last time, this world should know about this good example from this country of how many cases were not resolved in any kind of matters. As in, any means necessarily, don’t do anything bad manners.

Occupied feelings

Feelings

Feelings

What is occupied feelings all about?

 

Occupied feelings means a relationship within inside and outside of your partner where you really fall in love or to be with relationship. Some experts said it was a pseudo-relationship and others said it was a mutual understanding. And few of them may knew it as a short-relationship feelings.

 

Occupied feelings means also two partners were having in a messed up feelings or some what it called as complicated relationship as of the facebook status was.

 

Whenever you encounter in the society, some of many or some of few have already bygone relationships. It was not literally whatever you really wanted as if you were “on” relationship. Being someone you have relationship is not considering as a girlfriend or boyfriend as your partner. So I won’t talk about the love issues. I am talking about the long-term relationship.

 

Short-term relationship means two partners were having a love affair in a short while in about of one week or one month or even one day. It was something you will call as a fling. While the long-term relationship means two partners were having a serious love affair whether they were belonged each other in a long time. It could be one year or more. Some in the society I’ve had experienced, I have friends. Others were having already in 10 years relationship which they worked it out since high school. Others have met in college, so they were considering 8, 7 or 5 years relationship status.

 

And others were continuously engaged, eventually they were getting married so soon as they were finally accepted in both parties in a man and a woman’s family.

 

A big and messed relationship sometimes called as a complicated relationship. Thus everyone said it all, and nothing to worry about it because they were both working on their problems. I have relatives and sometimes I don’t want to be part of their problem. It was because their problem they were talking about.

 

A fling relationship sometimes occurred in two partners were a little less of the day relationship or a week relationship. I may never know it but it happens that I listen to the love problems of two partners. And some of the love doctors have nothing to do with the relationship. Or somewhat called as an astronomy studying about the zodiac signs and the chinese new year. It happens to everyone, including the so-called small world of planet earth.

 

And some in the society calls the two partners were not yet met, thus it called as a blind date. Blind dates were happen in two partners have didn’t know each other so they will call for their friends. Both of their friends seek and wanted them in a private way. And other in the society called up as a blind date system as they put a blind date program in any country. It was a familiar to me. Even in the movies, it could happen to this event.

 

Back to the subject of occupied feelings, two partners have the status of an “on relationship.” I may never have experience about the relationship because I still don’t girlfriend even at my age of early 30’s. To tell you the truth honestly, occupied feelings means a lot of people in the society. And people says it has nothing to worry about because it was already the relationship they are talking about.

 

Just let me clear about this situation, I happen to be a writer, a-not-so-good writer but I really love to write. When you feel the love inside your feelings, you occupy the space at the back of your mind thinking what to do next step you should allow your move to your partner. And maybe the reason you don’t allow to happen this because you are afraid to open your status to be have in relationship. And others in Filipino words have said it all, it was the “torpe.” Torpe means you don’t allow your feelings to shout if all from your lungs to say to express to the partner you really want to say it all. But to you the truth, Filipinos sometimes really don’t know how to admit their feelings about to their partner. Especially that I am a male and none other that I’ve express, because I am still slow to say it to my partner.

 

What do I do with my occupied feelings? Simple. I sometimes write it down in the note. In my past experiences when I was during in high school, I have had once to love a girl. Although I didn’t know how to express my feelings, other of my friends have said that I have to move on my own, or else someone will occupy the status of a partner’s feelings.

 

Well, not everything you will know about me. Except for one last experience I have had encountered during my college years. It was a pseudo-relationship. It means when we were having studying in the school, we were in the relationship. But whenever it went outside, we were not in the relationship. So I was keeping my feet to stand of my feelings to my partner. But later on my life when I was really hard to have relationship on that girl, I finally have to stop to fall for the girl’s heart. That was my experiences Maybe it wasn’t the right girl for me, or maybe I wasn’t to occupy my feelings towards to my partner.

 

Occupied feelings in your heart sometimes makes regrets. And regrets is hard to break in our body system. It all flows down to our nervous system as if they really want it to connect to our nerves. Nerves in our feelings sometimes generates our occupied feelings to the partner. And love sometimes takes the advantage of how you feel the partner’s hormones. Maybe some of you really didn’t get it. And some of you really understand me well.

 

I am not a good expert but I can tell what the occupied feelings in your heart and in your mind. Sometimes your heart wins over to your mind. But when it put to the test of mind over heart, it has something to do with your bad system in your body.

 

WRITER’S NOTES:

 

This may not the end of the article yet. Honestly, I say it all about the occupied feelings towards any kind of relationship. And sometimes I have to tell you what’s in my mind. This article have a long way to think what to do with this article. It really gave me a long time how I will end up a good article of Occupied Feelings. And this article was taken out from my brainstorming ideas three weeks ago. I guess it is taking too long to write about this. I may not to think clear, but sometimes brainstorming on your own makes the hardest you can receive and to achieve on your own.

 

I have no girlfriends to the date before until now. I am already on my early 30’s. And also that I have being having with mosaic Down syndrome. My intelligence is not yet finished as if I still don’t know how to computer. Maybe it is around an average of 81 to 90 out of 100 percentage. I am not intelligent as any of the honors and summa cum laude. To think clearly, I was being honored from my high school as an outstanding improved student throughout from elementary to high school because I have mosaic Down syndrome. Being as a part in the society, you may never know about me. I have been from experiences from bullying, flirting, into the relationship, college years and even up to the present where I finally learned how to accept my condition was. Keeping not accepting on your condition made you even worse as if you were keeping a sin in a long time.

 

As up to this date, I will tell you about anything I could tell from my studio name. And also what it really meant that I have to take as a writer. I love to write but I am not as a good writer.

Bullying

Bullying

Bullying

There are many kinds of bullying today although it’s one of the hardest to cope where one person have been a victim and one person is a bully. In this topic, bullying is one that I have to discuss.

 

Bully means a blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller of weaker people. (Reference: http://dictionary-reference.com)

 

I was once, or not only once that I was a victim before. My life was different from before to this present. Although there were times that I didn’t know about myself either. Many others in my school called me as sped. I was intimidated about them. But I came home and told my parents what was sped all about. Until it came in my high school years that I learned what was sped all about. It was also referring as retarded. Others called me as mongoloid. It wasn’t really not nice when people didn’t know the person was really being having with a special condition.

 

Oh, and I forgot one thing, I am a special adult. And I’m now in my early 30’s. Many people differed me as a different from them. They were right. But telling them to be a honest person, being having with special condition of Down syndrome really makes me special from the rest of the society. Being having with that doesn’t make concern with any person I am dealing to. I have best friends and I have a good community to remain good for them. Although in my school before really treated me like them as a normal person. They knew about me being having with my special condition.

 

Why I was being helpless before? It was that I didn’t know about myself. All I did was playing and horsing around the house. I played sounds. I rushed things whenever I was happy. And my favorite toy before was lego. Building piece by piece into the car, plane, truck or even a house if it can do. As I turned to become teenager and knew that I have Down syndrome. It kept me darkest years in my life before knowing that I was denying my condition. But now, I stood for correction and accepted the fact that I have Down syndrome. Being having with my condition really makes me stronger enough to stand on my own.

 

I was petrified when someone called me the ‘m’ word, ‘s’ word or ‘r’ word. But then I was horrified when I became helpless. But to tell you honestly when someone called the wrong word for the nobody, you shouldn’t to use the words. Or the law will catch you for having you to sentence in a community service. And I was too harmless when it comes to people.

 

Okay, let me give you a straight important lessons you should learn:

1. Don’t tell the special children / special adult the way they act of your wrong behavior. It means you’re having a hard to them.

2. Don’t use the inappropriate words towards to them. Or better yet, refrain to use the words.

3. Treat them with good guidance and give them importance that they are special people.

4. Love them unconditionally.

5. Feel them like you are a brother, a sister, a friend or even a parent whenever they have problems.

6. Treat them good whenever they are in a public.

7. Trust them with all you can do to them.

8. Focus on their strengths and you may find lessons when you really love them.

9. Special children are like any kind of people with disability. Treat them with good care.

10. If they are lost in their way, guide them in a good way.

11. When they are bully from someone, rescue them in a good way.

 

Other concerns of bullying may also occur in other people such as the cyber bullying. I remembered last year when the girl was accused as the word of “amalayer.” The guy behind from the video was none other than who lived near in Cainta. And I believed that girl was our distant relative in my father’s side. It was wrong between third party. The one who accused of “a” word and the guy who was behind the video. It was highly recommended not doing this anymore. Although uploading your video may cause the person’s pride and you may consider to drop your uploading video. So you might not get also into trouble.

 

One of the bullying issues that I’ve encountered was when there was the multi-level marketing companies or may call it, networking. They were all saying abnormal for themselves as if they were wanting to get rich. Bullying or being as a bully makes sense. We are all humans. And we make mistakes. So if we unite in ourselves, you will know each other as if you are treating as a friends.

Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw

Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw

When I saw this television series of Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw in ABS-CBN, I have started the show since the beginning. And it was so great although it had 63 episodes. It was not floppy, but I loved the series so much. Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw or You’re All I Need have started since January 21, 2013. And it will end so soon on April 19, 2013 with 63 episodes.

 

The top 3 stars of the series were Anne Curtis who played as Ruth Manrique, Kris Aquino as Roxanne Manrique-Dagohoy and Robin Padilla as Gregorio “Bogs” Dagohoy. Kris have two other shows in ABS-CBN, Kris TV and Pilipinas Got Talent Season 4. Anne Curtis on the other hand was in the show of It’s Showtime after the series of Be Careful With My Heart in noontime series. Both actresses were busy in the set. They were seem happily doing the series. Although I loved Kris Aquino so much, this has nothing to do in her controversies here in my article.

 

Along in the series were Tirso Cruz III playing as Rodrigo Manrique, Gloria Sevilla as Esther Dagohoy, Ian Veneracion as Redentor “Red” Manrique / Hawkeye, Smokey Manoloto as Pogi Kho, Emilio Garcia as Loro, Karla Estrada as Apple Puno, Laureen Uy as Esmy, Miles Ocampo as Precious Dagohoy, Marco Gumabao as Ian and Xyriel Manabat as Cherish Dagohoy. The extending cast in the series were Melissa Mendez as Dina Manrique, Kevin Viard as Gunther Armansi, Tetchie Agbayani as Luisa, Efren Reyes as Ernesto Cruz, Jeffrey Santos as Popoy Almonte, Diane Medina as Sonia, Troy Montero as Aldrich Matias, Guji Lorenzana as Mario, Nick Lizaso as Menandro Matias, Pocholo Montes, Matthew Padilla, Paulo Serrano and Johnny Revilla. The special participation in the series were Daniel Padilla as Young Bogs, Trina Legaspi as young Roxanne, Carlo Lacana as young Red, Alexandra Macanan as young Ruth and Lito Pimentel as Nestor Dagohoy.

 

It all started when Ruth wanted to go the New York but she gave herself a bright idea by making her fault to steal money from her family. So she decided to kidnap herself and let Manrique family to pay the ransom. But Ruth was cornered by Bogs who caught her at the end of the river. Bogs have never thought Ruth was a sister of Roxanne and daughter of the company of security agency. Rodrigo blamed Ruth when he saw his own daughter to see her just like that. But Roxanne have never realized that Rodrigo would come to see Ruth in the police station.

 

Ruth was released in the police station the next day, but Rodrigo have accepted the condition Ruth wanted to go to New York to pursue her modeling career. After Ruth did something bad to her family, she did something wrong to Bogs that she got the police badge. So Bogs was persistent when he went to the boxing gym if he can get the police badge from Ruth. Ruth said no and they met again in the bar. So when Ruth and Bogs have met in the bar, they went to Tagaytay where she wanted to have dinner somewhere there in Tagaytay. Bogs never thought Ruth was prettier so he could date Ruth. And at the end of the night, Ruth decided to sleep in the hammock where she needed to sleep for a night. Bogs can’t resisted to protect her because he saw some men wanting to seduce Ruth. So he also stayed with Ruth. After a night, Bogs have returned Ruth to her home. And Bogs have started to recognize something have happened twenty years ago when he saw Rodrigo from the robbery shootout in the bank. Bogs’ father was a security guard in the bank. They thought Nelson was behind of the robbery shootout. It was Rodrigo who put out the bag with money and escaped with the money.

 

After Rodrigo and Bogs have met in the security company, Rodrigo wanted Bogs out of the building. As soon as Ruth left the Philippines going to New York, Bogs have never thought he could fall in love to Ruth. So Ruth asked to her sister Roxanne to see after Bogs. She could get falling in love to Bogs again, but Ruth never thought Roxanne could also fall in love with the same man they loved. When Roxanne almost got lost and have problems with her car in Antipolo, Roxanne have asked Bogs to come over and helped her in her car problems. So Bogs came over when he saw a group a men trying to harass Roxanne and trying to seduce her. But Bogs came to the rescue and finally helped Roxanne out of her car problems. Now the big question was, can Roxanne tell her sister that she was ready to fall in love with Bogs? But she was afraid to tell her. Bogs have courted Roxanne the entire year. But Ruth secretly went home to the Philippines when she saw Roxanne and Bogs in the church. Bogs was trying to convince Roxanne to marry him for the rest of his life. However, Rodrigo didn’t want Roxanne to be part of Bogs’ life. So he blamed Roxanne to go away and be part of her life away from Manrique’s family. Ruth and Rodrigo saw Roxanne and Bogs’ wedding in their own ways just to see if Roxanne was okay with Bogs.

 

Ruth was dismayed about Bogs. Because she still felt in love with Bogs but Bogs chose Roxanne to marry instead of her. So Ruth went back to New York and continued her modeling career. Ruth have may lost and Gunther, Ruth’s friend have saw Ruth in pain. So Ruth have decided to leave the Philippines in her back. Gunther have decided to change Ruth’s name to Ruthy Enriquez. And Ruth have fell in love in her modeling career. Ruth have lost home already and tried to survive on her own. But Ruth didn’t know that Red was father to her. So Red sent money to Ruth whenever Ruth have had problems in money. Soon after Ruth have recovered from her modeling career, everyone in the Philippines have also passed their own problems.

 

Bogs and Roxanne have raised two children on their own and the two girls was conceived from Roxanne have been given birth to them. They were Cherish and Precious. As soon Precious and Cherish were happily with their parents Bogs and Roxanne. It was the time Roxanne have felt terrible ill in herself. So she decided to look for a doctor what was really happened to Roxanne. Then Roxanne have found that she have a cancer and it was already in 3rd stage. Nobody knew about her illness but Roxanne’s mother who have the same illness that have passed on her. As the cancer grew in Roxanne’s body, Bogs have found the illness to Roxanne and Apple didn’t know what to do with her best friend Roxanne.

 

Roxanne have no contacts from her family. With her father, brother or even to Roxanne’s niece, Ruth have didn’t know about where she could get Ruth’s number. Rodrigo on the other part knew Roxanne’s illness. He kept the secret. But Red was mumming about the illness wealth when Rodrigo didn’t know what Red was up to his company. When Apple have finally got Ruth’s number from Rodrigo’s office, Precious have a ways to contact Ruth just to inform Ruth that Roxanne was having illness all along.

 

Both families have seen each other again, but now they were seeing Roxanne was having pain in her stomach. Bogs have no way to run, but asked Rodrigo to take care Roxanne going to China. Rodrigo have accepted but he also wanted to go to the China with her daughter. But his attorney have said that he wasn’t ready to go to China because he have recently a mild stroke. Ruth was in exchange to come over and take care of her sister.

 

When the incident happened in the helicopter, they crashed in the ocean. Ruth survived from the crash and so Roxanne was. But Roxanne kept her life in secret when she was helped of Filipino friend Luisa. Luisa have practiced her medicines to cure Roxanne away from the Manrique and Dagohoy’s family. Bogs in the other hand was helpless and tried to search Roxanne in his extended trip. But when China dropped Bogs’ stay in China, they have decided Bogs to depart from China to the Philippines. Soon as Ruth recovered from her trauma and from the hospital, she took over to take care of Roxanne’s children. Ruth have decided not to go back in New York instead she took her father Rodrigo and Roxanne’s children, Precious and Cherish. Lola Esther have nothing to say to Ruth but she wanted Ruth to keep away from Roxanne’s children with her.

 

Rodrigo and his grandchildren Precious and Cherish have finally reunited and reconciled after years he wanted to see his grandchildren badly enough to see them. He became too tired to speak ill from his daughter that he didn’t know that Roxanne was still alive. As Cherish have struck with illness, Bogs have finally came home and wanted to see Cherish in his sight. He would never did it again after he searched Roxanne in his entire life just to look after her. But Bogs now claimed he wouldn’t leave his family on his back.

 

But then Rodrigo have found the acts of criminal when he saw records of Red who have been stealing guns from his company and and also stealing cash transactions from the company. Rodrigo have never felt bad of his own son. So he pulled his testimony and changed it to Cherish and Precious whenever it happened to him again. Soon Red was on his own thinking and blaming Roxanne was part of their own family. Roxanne was the only daughter Rodrigo wanted in his life. Although Rodrigo claimed Roxanne was the best daughter he could have and run the company smoothly. But the destiny have changed when Roxanne have married to Bogs and have own children. Bogs and Roxanne bought a new house a long time ago before their children came in their lives. Both of them have struggled from the financial problems just to help their own children Precious and Cherish.

 

Now Roxanne was gone, Roxanne have paid the remaining balance of the house expenses from her insurance money and Bogs didn’t know all along that Roxanne did it for the best for their daughters. Bogs didn’t want Roxanne to have pride of herself just to pay house’s remaining loan. Now Bogs have remaining days just to look after the justice he really wanted. He didn’t kill for a purpose with his back-up police. But instead he looked for a justice to look after clearing his father’s name.

 

All the months have gone by, Ruth have convinced herself giving a chance to prove her heart again with Bogs. But Precious didn’t know that her auntie have relationship with Bogs before. Roxanne returned to the Philippines with Luisa just to see Precious and Cherish in perfect condition and in their birthday party. Roxanne saw her daughters happily together with Bogs and Ruth. Rodrigo played as a king in the birthday party and Cherish and Precious played both as princesses in birthday party. Both Manrique family and Dagohoy family didn’t know Roxanne return and as if she was still alive. On the other hand, Red was kidnapped, beaten and kept away from Manrique family of what which Red claimed all the money for his own and for his daughter Ruth.

 

Rodrigo and Red have the same problems on their own in the family. Rodrigo have stolen 10 million pesos and claimed that he won the money from the sweepstakes office. And Red on the other hand, have stolen many of security equipment from their security owned company. Red have pulled many money from the company which he stolen from employees’ salary and transactions have made. When Red and Colonel Matias have decided to drop Rodrigo, Red have things to settled to Colonel Matias. He killed his own boss of the mafia group. And Red have escaped from his justice he could owned his money together with his daughter Ruth. When Ruth have put all the blame for the mess, Red went to Dagohoy’s house and told Ruth that he was a father to him. Ruth didn’t want to believe but she all wanted to hear from her father Rodrigo.

 

Of all the mess have made, Rodrigo have decided to tell Ruth the honest answer that Red was a father to Ruth. And Ruth believed when Rodrigo have started to cry. Red on the other hand walked away from the mansion. Rodrigo have put the security company with a help to Colonel Matias which it led to a mess.Then Precious have seen Ruth was crying together with Bogs. With a lot of problems have torn, Ruth have reconciled faster as she accepted Red as her father. Precious got in trouble when she got a car accident. As soon as Roxanne have heard, it was time that Apple and Pogi have discovered Roxanne was still alive in a bus terminal going away from her family.

 

And at the end, Roxanne didn’t know what to do with her reconciliation with her family after she saw Precious got in car accident. Ruth on other hand have saw Roxanne was fine actually from her illness before. Now the both families have considered Precious to look after. Their problems were between Roxanne, Ruth, Bogs and Red. Bogs and Roxanne’s problem was how to keep Precious in perfect condition. Red on the other hand was running away from the justice. And Roxanne and Ruth have different point of views in their family what to do. But Rodrigo was now telling if he could accepted Bogs in his whole heart before anything happens in the family.

 

WRITER’S NOTES:

 

In my opinion in this television series of Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw or You’re All I Need, this story was different no other stories it could happened. And I was right Roxanne would survived from the helicopter accident after Ruth was also survived. What I have seen the series from the beginning to the end, it was the inevitable events that could ever happened. It was Filipino favorite classy moves. From which where the character died comes alive in the next episodes. It was also I have been watching the series of Apoy sa Dagat where Rebecca thought could died. Anne Curtis and Kris Aquino were amazingly talented actresses playing their roles. When I saw Anne for the second time she could acting after she played in the series of Dyosa in 2008 to 2009. I already loved her at the start of her career.

 

With a good chemistry and good story of this television series, for me it was approved. The characters were highly recommended for the audience. Although I hate to admit whatever the rate for the television series is not considered to me, it is good for me. The chemistry between Kris and Robin have been partially fine for me that they have been together again for their acting. They were paired in the movie before. And now they were paired together again in the televisions series together with Anne Curtis.

 

Maybe I consider Anne Curtis as my top favorite actress in my list. If I have a good story and a good script story, I would consider Anne to play one of my main characters in my story of The Legendary of Fireice.

Kahit Konting Pagtingin

Kahit Konting Pagtingin

Kahit Konting Pagtingin or Just One Glance have replaced the top-rating show Aryana in one of the best shows in ABS-CBN. Although it gave a shorten period of the television series, it had 53 episodes that it will end tomorrow. Kahit Konting Pagtingin stars Angeline Quinto plays as Aurora Cantada, Sam Milby plays as Adam Ledesma and Paulo Avelino plays as Lance Ledesma. All of three stars have gone in a successful projects. Angeline firstly acted in the movie of Born to Love You with leading man Coco Martin. Then she gave her breakthrough acting in her first television series of Kahit Konting Pagtingin. While Paulo came from the successful television series of Walang Hanggan that had ended in February 14, 2013.

 

The supporting cast of the television series were Joonee Gamboa who played as Don Arturo Ledesma, Mylene Dizon as Nerisssa Ledesma-Dimagiba, John Lapus as Milo Santiago, Tommy Abuel as Val Cantada, James Blanco as Jacob Dimagiba, Jordan Herrera as Ivan, Snooky Serna as Faye Ledesma, Alexandra Macanan as Giselle Ledesma, Jon Lucas as Eugene Cantada and Lance Angelo Lucido as Peter. Also part of the television series were Ahron Villena as Eric Ledesma, Bianca Manalo as Mabel Romero, Lloyd Samartino as Philip Ledesma, Coco Martin as the bus passenger and Precious Lara Quigaman as Olga.

 

In the start of the series, Aurora Cantada was working in the bar where she met drunk man, Eric Ledesma. But despite Eric doesn’t want to ruin his life, he told his girlfriend that he would marrying someone’s else if he saw the first girl in his sight. But he saw Aurora and they exchanged conversation. Eric gave something precious for him to Aurora and Aurora refused to accept the gift. They left the bar in a while. But along the road, Aurora and Eric got in a car accident. Eric died in a car accident while Aurora have survived in the car accident. She woke in a car accident and saw Don Arturo in the hospital. She explained Don Arturo that she wasn’t a girlfriend of Eric. Despite she refused, Don Arturo held his chest and almost gave a mild stroke.

 

Aurora was given a second chance to live and met Don Arturo in the hospital. So in return, Aurora finally confirmed that she wasn’t able to refuse the conditions. As Aurora came with Don Arturo in his home, she saw the huge mansion in her life thinking what she would do for her family living in the shanty homes. As Aurora almost got a shower in the comfort room, she almost sat on Adam’s body in the sauna but Adam have seen Aurora in the sauna. When Aurora came out of the sauna, she also bumped Lance on her way when Lance and Aurora fell on the floor.

 

Aurora quickly got up from Lance. And Don Arturo came inside the comfort room and saw Lance, Adam and Aurora. He had introduced Aurora to his sons Lance and Adam. Along from the series, Aurora have never thought Eric has two other brothers. So in a glance, Lance gave a heartwarming welcome to Aurora to Ledesma Family. And Adam didn’t believe that Eric chose Aurora to have wedded. So Adam gave orders to his investigators to investigate Aurora’s background. But Lance gave Aurora a chance to meet the Ledesma family and even in a glance, Lance gave something that Aurora would get a chance to Lance.

 

But when Aurora was trapped in investigation, she explained to Lance that she would do anything for her family. Aurora lost a job, but eventually Lance gave a second chance for Aurora to get in the Ledesma’s family again. In spite of all decisions, Nerissa have never chose Aurora to be part of Ledesma’s family. Faye also didn’t like Aurora’s intentions to be part of the family. But when Adam got sick, Aurora have had a chance to play as a caregiver in the family. She would even cared for Don Arturo and especially to Adam who have been sick lately. While Adam have been sick for a week, Lance and Jacob took a chances to take over the company while Adam was away from his work.

 

When Adam finally got up from his sickness from his two weeks absence from his work, he returned to his work and found out that he had finally living up with Aurora. He may never got revived from his sickness, but Aurora did all her best just to cure Adam’s sickness. When Peter showed up in Ledesma’s family, he pointed Adam and Lance as his father but Don Arturo didn’t know what to do with the boy in the family. Instead Aurora came to the rescue and played as Peter’s mother. But Peter loved Aurora so much as it turned around, Peter called Aurora as his mother and Lance and Adam turned as his fathers. Faye also didn’t know about the fact of the boy’s history.

 

Since Eric have may been gone so long, Aurora’s background have finally revealed when Nerissa showed up with the fake relationship between Aurora and Eric. Nerissa have told Mabel Romero from New York that Eric have already died. In return, Mabel returned home in the Philippines just to provide the news from the Ledesma’s family. When Don Arturo and his family have chances to meet up with other guests and relatives in Eric’s funeral. Nerissa had introduced Mabel to the Ledesma’s family. Don Arturo have found Aurora was a fake person who was having relationship with Eric. So he gave Aurora to get out of his family.

 

Back where Aurora was living with her brother Eugene and her father Val, Val have reacted in Aurora’s story and showed what was really going wrong in Ledesma’s family. As soon as it reconciled between Aurora and Ledesma’s family, Aurora returned to the Ledesma’s family when Peter really needed Aurora in his side. Don Arturo have forgiven Aurora in all of consciences Aurora have got in. And Faye may have never forgotten of Aurora’s feelings when Aurora gave a puppy to Faye. Faye have a soft spot in dogs but Nerissa didn’t like dogs in the family.

 

When it troubled between Lance, Adam and Aurora, both brothers have found out that they were both falling in love to Aurora. But Lance was even persistent to get Aurora’s heart. When Lance and Adam got in a trouble, Don Arturo have seen his sons fighting and caused an almost stroke again. Both brothers took their father in the hospital. As they reconciled at the hospital, both of them were already calm and peace in their voices. Instead Adam would take over as CEO in their company, Adam would take Don Arturo in United States to look for a recovery process.

 

Adam have even felt his feelings to Aurora when Lance got serious this time around with Aurora. He got Aurora in one surprising event that he would wanted Aurora to be wedded as his bride. But Aurora have said yes. So the news have spread including where Adam and Don Arturo was in United States for a fast recovery. Aurora also found that Nerissa have troubles with Jacob. Jacob was having an affair with Jinky. And Jinky was one of Aurora’s friends in the shanty homes. So Aurora reported a problem to Lance and the news have gone in to United States where Don Arturo was having a fast recovery. In the long of period of time, Adam and Don Arturo came home in the Philippines and surprised Aurora.

 

What would happened in the ending later in the television series and for the tomorrow’s final episode? Is Adam finally telling his interest to Aurora? What would happened in Nerissa’s plans to Aurora when she gave orders to Ivan to dispatch Aurora soon? Find out later and tomorrow’s ending.

 

WRITER’S NOTES:

 

In my opinion, Adam would finally showing up for interest to Aurora. But Lance have still on his way to win Aurora’s heart. And Nerissa would end up in jail and she will accuse of all company’s problems. Don Arturo on his part would finally give Aurora and Lance a blessings where Eric is happy to see his brother Lance getting married with Aurora. I’ve never thought this television series gave a wonderful series in 2013. Angeline’s acting was a powerful move for her. Although some of the critics have saying that this series is a flop. But I’ve say that this series, I would give 7.7 out of 10 a thumb mark for this series. I write for my way. And I don’t write negative write-ups. I only write ups with a good stories. No matter what stories will come out is still a story. Angeline’s second acting in her career may have been a surprising audience to look forward in another project. And I hope Angeline, Sam and Paulo would do the same thing for other projects.

Addiction vs. Discipline

Mobile Phone Evolution

Mobile Phone Evolution

There are many reasons why I am writing about Addiction vs. Discipline. This is to provide children have to avoid addiction in every aspects of life: television, computers, technology, facebook, peer and sports. Well first of all, this is not one of my hard writing topics. This is one have to challenge parents to provide their child or children to help or to keep addiction away just to have activities. And I have one common goal for the children, be more responsible at early age.

 

1. Television

 

Who would forget the television is number one addiction? Well first of all, when I was a child, when there was no parents inside the house. I was given a freedom to watch a television series in weekends. But to tell you honestly, I watched television series every night when I was a child. I was very addictive.

 

Problem: When the child or children have been obsessed watching television series at earliest age as one to three years old, your child or children could have attempt to open the television set. There is still a cure for watching too much of television series.

 

Solution: Activities you need to teach the child or children: Give them a time with heart and compassionate conversation. Engage them to play board games for an hour.

 

2. Computers

 

This is the second hardest addiction that can’t avoid from the children. When I was younger, there was an Atari games, console games such as Family Computer or any kind of games that can distract for the children. But when it entered the 1990’s, everything has changed. The Playstation and Playstation 2 have been already introduced to the society and so the world have been looking forward in the game society. And so the computer lan games have been also introduced such as Warcraft, Counterstrike and among others. In 2000’s, Playstation 3, and other console games have been predicted creating a massive multi-player online role playing game or MMORPG. Ragnarok Online have been launched the first years in 2000’s. And so the other online game fanatics have been offered young audience to play. What’s the use for playing games? And Facebook also have been introduced in America 8 years ago or maybe 9 or 10 years already. I’ve had been watching some of my friends in America who have accounts a very long time ago. And so I thought writing about an article about this. When I’ve graduated from college, I became addicted in computer online games. Since then, it haven’t been stopped me playing online games or console games. But I’ve rarely playing games for now. Because I’ve learned my lessons. And I’ve stopped playing online games and console games since 2009.

 

Problem: Is your child or children have been obsessed playing computer games or online games? If yes, there’s still a cure for an addiction in games. If your answer is no, then your child is not engaged in computer games.

 

Solution: Give them a heart-to-heart conversation. Don’t give them a separate solution. Give them an activity in the house, a household chores. Or engage them in the physical activity where you can see them. Give a physical activity to teach them and practice it for one hour. Or you can teach them in one hour mental activity such as “What is this called?”,  “Picture This”, or any kind mental activity you might teach interesting for your child or children. Give them a responsibility time for their needs.

 

3. Technology / cellphone

 

There are lot of technology you can equip in your house. It’s either gadgets or cellphone. The first cellphone have been introduced in the society was 1973. The first hand-held Motorola have been a wide experience for everyone who have this a long time ago. But did you know that hand-pocket mobile that it was introduced from walkie-talkie? Hmm…well first of all, cellphones are made to have communication for emergency or to have communicating long distance. So what it’s purpose having this topic for this Addiction vs. Discipline? The purposes are have to keep away from children and to avoid them playing in their hands. Gadgets and cellphones are the same technology built from man-made. My first cellphone I’ve received before was Nokia 6110 back during my college years. I wasn’t tech-savvy type of person. To tell you the truth, I’ve got been hooked and addicted playing games also in the cellphone. It wasn’t that bad or good. But honestly, my cellphone now was Nokia Classic 3120 and I’m looking to buy my own cellphone in the future. Because I normally have cellphone where I got from the gifts in Christmas or in my birthday.

 

Problem: Is your child or children have been obsessed in technology or cellphones? Playing technology inside your child’s room might be a problem for you. So I’ve decide to put a solution for this topic.

 

Solution: Give them a schedule to use their appropriate needs in spite of conversation. Sometimes when communicating in each other may cause a conflict. And give a lot of time to them whenever they need you for a special occasion.

 

4. Facebook

 

What is more concern of facebook? Sometimes children have been exposed in social media network of Facebook. In terms and conditions sometimes they break rules and regulations. Exactly four years and three months ago when I have my facebook account, I didn’t notice that sometimes this social media network could be really resourceful. But sometimes, it exceeds your overusing the time despite your busy schedule. Facebook places third or fourth in my life. Because when you need something emotional, you chat or communicate with your loved ones. And not for the games you’ve really want to play. In my studies about facebook, in Malaysia the rate of children have accounts of this have been exposed in their earliest age. Before, I’ve also got hooked and addicted in facebook. Not because of the social media network, but I’ve rather play facebook browser games (or application games).

 

Problem: Do you want to have facebook account for your child? Does it really intervene with your child or children of this facebook? Maybe yes or maybe not. In this issue of Addiction vs. Discipline, parents will find interesting about this topic I’ve bring.

 

Solution: Give them a schedule about using terms and conditions of the facebook account. Never give them whole day to use the facebook account for a long time. If they overuse the time, give them a priority of physical activities, heart-to-heart conversation and household chores. Don’t give them an exceeding time (or extra hours). If they are going to the internet shop just to use facebook, give them an exact money for their food money and transportation money. Sometimes an exceeding money may trigger in their time to use in the internet shop.

 

Advices: Give them a schedule to get what they’re really need. Computers places second-hand. And sometimes, reading a book in the library may give them a time. Or researching in the library may give them an extra intelligence.

 

5. Peer

 

Sometimes in life when you’re exposed in environment, you intended to have communicate and exchanged notes with a new friend or a new group of friends. Choose wisely to your friends. Of course, the number one rule in life was” don’t talk to strangers when you don’t know them.” I have good friends back in elementary, high school and college. Well everyone knew really about me especially just because being having with Down syndrome was not an excuse. I wanted to have a normal life back then. But I’ve realized family places first in your life. In reality when the child or children don’t have parents, they were the ones who can lean to talk to. 

 

Problem: Does your child have a peer of friends? Does your child wanting to go out regularly at nights or days? Does your child have poorly education in school? Well this is a perfect opportunity to share here in the article of Addiction vs. Discipline.

 

Solution: Arrive early at home. Advice them to stay at home and study comes first in your education. If you have give them a good time for education, give also their time in household chores and limited time in television. Give them a schedule in weekends. Don’t scold them. Give them a heart-to-heart conversation when they really need a communication. Give them a curfew time so they will understand the time when they grow up.

 

Advices: Schedule them in a guidance counselor, a child psychologist doctor or relatives to go to. They will find time in their school and relatives.

 

THE MAIN GOAL: Your child or children will learn the discipline at the end of the day. Then they will realize when they grow old. They will remember your advices. Somehow I’ve really learned much from my parents. And parents are the gifts from above. They are the ones who will guide you throughout your life. Despite being having with Down syndrome I have, I’ve really learned my lessons when I was still a kid. Throughout my life, somehow along the road gave my best from them.

Commitment

Commitment is always the word for the meaning of “the committing to oneself.” But did you know the word of commitment? It came from 1611, commit + ment meaning “the committing to oneself” deriving to “an obligation” in 1864.

 

What is commitment? It also defines to relationship, courtship, advocate or continuing to serve. It is how important what goes at the back of your head. Let me define you a commitment in various meanings.

Commitment

Commitment

Relationship in commitment:

 

1. Sometimes when one male is engage into the conversation, your feelings must overflow to the opposite sex, the female part. But when you create some a commitment, it may lead to another level of relationship. Meaning it may define if you want to have a marriage or a long-term relationship plan with your partner.

 

2. One young teenage male and one young female doesn’t know the term of commitment. Sometimes, the females has hormones in their early ages, knowing to know the youth wants to get in commitment. But in the same way, teenagers are sometimes different point views of life. Whether it’s a male or a female.

 

3. When you are going to have commitment to a partner, you usually ask for a date first. Then at the back of your head, you ask her or him out for another dates. In the successful events, sometimes you risk your life ending your relationship to another level. That’s marriage.

 

Commit + ment sometimes for a different version of meaning, an obligation. You oblige a partner just to court you or to have relationship with him or her. Well for me, I haven’t oblige partner yet. I don’t know how to feel my feelings to express for her. As far as I know, I have had two dozen and a half crushes (and still counting) since I was huge admiring her during my elementary days. Many of us have occasional feelings. But if you can see the world is multiplying an amount of seven billion in population. Commitment is also deriving in other terms to help unfortunate people. In other words, an advocate, comes a third meaning of commitment.

Shake for commitment

Shake for commitment

You commit terms to help people in your community. The community sometimes seeks for a help from you. And the obliged politicians in the local government wants to improve the social needs like medicine, food, shelter and a house to live. In the local government where you can see the busy people in the city proper, politicians and officials are orderly committing to help people in their needs. When you need a job, sometimes a local government sector gives commitment for the people’s needs to give back their financial problems. Sometimes I do have a feeling to help, but none of my actions are not clearly to help. Because in myself, why can’t I help myself first before others? Maybe so or maybe not.

 

Okay, let’s define commitment. What other synonyms do you want to know about commitment? Is there anything I can discuss about. Just let me know, comment in my article. So I can improve more of future articles to be written.

I was a bit confused what girls wanted for the guys have to know about them. Normally if I like the girl, I would do anything just to see her. But if the money buys for happiness, sometimes I think twice. Because it won’t give me an inch for the girl’s heart. Yes, I’ve been heartbroken not once, not twice, not thrice but many times already. What they didn’t know about me? It’s because they have to know me better. When I look girl’s intentions in her face, I always think at the back of my head that if she would like me better. I would tell her about my love life and if I have a girlfriend before. To tell you honestly, it was completely zero.

 

Why? For some reasons why, I don’t know them why they don’t like me getting to know me better.

 

Maybe it wasn’t so bad that I fell in love every time she dumped me. And at the end of the day, you can’t win the girl’s heart all the time. Are they looking for the guy’s standards? Maybe yes. Or maybe not. Yes, sometimes girls are looking for their standards to meet to their guidelines.

 

Number one rule on them: Tall. I’m 5 feet and 3 inches 1/2. Well I am not that taller for their standard guidelines. Maybe so, I won’t accept the guidelines on them. It’s definitely not a guideline, it’s their wants.

 

Number two rule on them: Dark. Hmm…I wasn’t sure they are looking for a guy who is white or dark. Sometimes they prefer darker because on them are white chicks. Well, it’s not also a guideline, it’s their wants.

 

And number three rule on them: Handsome. Everyone on the earth are all handsomest men. Maybe they are speaking the guidelines again. It’s absolutely not a guideline, it’s their wants also.

 

But I have the list if their guidelines are on their list on mine: tall, dark, handsome, funny, down-to-earth, friendly, not jealous and adventurous

 

Let me give you a straight answer. When girls are seriously looking for a guy’s intentions, sometimes they have intentionally giving the guys having a hard time to think. Of course, I am afraid that’s true. For some reasons why, girls are not all the same. We, men, are their wants when the times in their age needs a little attention to get married. Why are you looking for a guy who looks like Sam Milby, Piolo Pascual, Taylor Lautner, Rob Pattinson or Sam Concepcion perhaps? Are they looking for a guy who have abs on their body? Hmm…that’s a question already.

 

I have no girlfriend, or even a fling throughout my life. It is because every time I think that way, girls have already their standards to make guidelines. What for? I am looking for girl who is aware about the guy’s dark secrets. Maybe I do have dark secrets. But I won’t telling anything dark secrets here in the article. Because it is more personal you are asking already.

 

Let me give you a recap in my past love life. I have one crush. She was on the 5th grade. But it wasn’t intentionally I have had a crush on her. I’ve admired her because of her beauty. Then on the sixth grade, I have had two crushes. One was celebrity crush and one was on sixth grade. I will tell you later the story. Because this article is worth to know the girl’s intentions. The first celebrity crush I have had was none other than, Antoinette Taus. She was attending and studying in OB Montessori together with Aiza Seguerra. I was about seeing Antoinette Taus in various roles of her life before she was still in ABS-CBN before transferring to GMA-7.

 

Having crushes in your life is partly growing up in your life whether you are still a child, a teenager or an adult already. Because that’s what all about the lessons in love life. (Well, I will discuss that later also here in my article.) Yes, I’ve been counting my crushes until college life. Then after the college life, it’s already countless. Because I am already admiring for who is inspiring me to continue improving my life better. That is why I am still continuing to keep me better whenever I have love life from time to time.

 

Here’s a continuation in my love life where I stop in my elementary life. In seventh grade, I already have had one crush that added in my list. She was the fourth. And I won’t mentioning her name. She might be reading my article although I’ve been hiding this for my life. It is one of the love conflicts in my life on her until today. Because you never know some of my lyrics I’ve been making are still on her name. And I have the short stories that it’s also on her name. That is why it might be have love conflicts. Well of course, I still have her updated picture. Definitely I won’t mentioning her name or give out some initials. No, I won’t.

 

Then after elementary life comes high school life. Of course, everyone loves high school life. When one person remembered anything it was special, it would be definitely a high school life. Well not everybody I know they have the same. I have had two crushes in my freshman year. But to tell you the truth honestly, I lost the paper that have their names on my love life later when we transferred for the second time. Although I was fuming in mad, I didn’t know what to do. But that’s life, then you have to go on your life. Then at the sophomore year, I still have added two or three crushes. I think, maybe that’s two. I really can’t remembered after I lost the paper. All of their names in my previous crushes have the same names but in different surnames. During my sophomore year, that was when I found out I have had being having with Down syndrome. (I also have to discuss later here also part of this article.) Around when I was entering junior year, that was when my year was blooming in love. I still didn’t get to know why do I have blooming years. Does the guys count on that blooming years? Maybe so. Or maybe not. Added in my junior year were three crushes. One of them was also a celebrity crush. And I might be hurting so much. So I won’t bother to mention her anyway. She was also part in Tabing Ilog‘s set.

 

During my junior year, that was when I’ve started to write my first poem dated back on December 10, 1998, Thursday afternoon. That my very first poem marked my first in-love making in writing. It became one of my interests instantly. When you are making one, you will definitely falling in love writing anything under the sun, a limitless. Hmm…that junior year was also marking my blooming year because of the junior prom. My very first prom made it clearly to remember. And my first partner before was none other than my younger auntie. She was one year younger than me. When I was dating her in my junior prom, on the start I was definitely have had a crush on her. But it didn’t give a hint because that was my relative. So it doesn’t count anyway. Sorry, it was a false alarm. Then at fourth year, the graduating year in high school, made clearly at the back of my head. I was definitely looking for a partner before the senior prom was started on February. Then at the first love at sight made instantly to a freshman year girl. But it failed me just to impress her. Because later, that I’ve found out that she was having a boyfriend at her young age. Was that a puppy love or romance love? Maybe so, maybe not.

 

It was my first time that I was making my move to send her numerous poems and sonnets on my part. Every time I passed by on their classroom, I was clearly thinking of her. Asking of her classmates, they were making excuses just to see her. And sometimes, they were humiliating me because of her. Why was I falling in love on her? She wasn’t that intelligent. It was because later I’ve found out she was just the same as me. Sleeping sometimes inside the classroom was the humiliating moment of your life. During my high school years, some of them were younger than me. That was why I was putting them on my list. It was actually passing a record on one dozen already. But I won’t bother that anymore.

 

After I’ve had graduating Montessori Integrated School of Antipolo where I attended the school throughout my eleven years. The preschool years was not included on that although the owner of preschool, elementary and high school were only one. And I was thankful of them because I learned so much from my school. When I was starting attending a culinary course in Center for Culinary Arts, I became effectively an instant friendlier. Well I moved one batch after I’ve failed on the first subject. Then on the second batch that I’ve joined, it was two celebrity friends that I have had. It was Diego Castro and Danica Sotto. It was when they were both graduated together in 2005. Diego was Rico Yan‘s first cousin to Tita Sita‘s side. Then at the same time, I also have had a cousin where I found out they were both studying in Miriam College before during their high school days. It was also Rico Yan’s cousin to his father. It finally concluded they were both following my instincts. Maybe my intuition to become an actor was one of the signs I was failed to accomplish in my college life. Maybe so, or maybe not.

 

Then at the back of my head, I’ve gained too many crushes during on my first batch of year 2000, on second batch together with Diego and Danica, on third batch, then finally to fourth batch where I was finally graduating in colors in 2003. Honestly on my way out before college, there was also a sign. It was Agot Isidro‘s cousin who I became friends with him. One of my intuition wanting in my dreams also failed along the road I’ve been through. College life was better than high school life. But sadly, I have had to say it again goodbye to my college the last time I saw them again. It was a tough one.

 

During my college years in CCA, it was my hardest part of my life. Becoming depressed and frustrated at the same time made me clearly I was failing the moment in school. When you loved someone you dearly wanted to become boyfriend or girlfriend, that was one of my hardest lessons I’ve ever had. It was when I loved somebody. My batch mates sometimes played you for a while, it was a mutual understanding love. Sometimes we were on when we were on college grounds. When we were not on college grounds, we’re not. It was hurting my feelings and my personality. There was once in my life that I ran away from home just to see her for the last time in Taytay. But I failed along the road of my personal love life.

 

The lessons in your love life have sometimes judgmental life. It was judging you to improve your lifestyle without them. Moving on was one of the hardest part as everyone did it the same I did. Not everyone that I know. Few of them I guessed. Here comes the segment where I’ve to discuss about the lessons in love life. Let me give you a recap from a nutshell in my life.

 

Seven lessons in love life:

 

1. Never put yourself to anyone you really love her badly. Yes, sometimes I did it the same it goes in your life.

 

2. Never agree in your conscience to fall in love on her. It was actually a bad move when I did it the same way. But if you are stronger enough, then you have to win her heart over her mind. Sometimes, some girls also have weaknesses on the softer side.

 

3. Never put yourself to make her move to fall for you. It was a win-win situation. It really happen for the guys who girls are looking for the guy’s heart to soften their feelings.

 

4. Never get in a trap when feelings are emotionally stressing you out. I’ve been through this already. And it really hurts me badly. As I’ve been passed on this, then I did getting stronger without her.

 

5. Never go to sleep when you are thinking her everyday in reality. It is still happening to me all the time. Whenever I am not involve thinking of her, it become instantly when I am thinking of her. Then at the end of the day, we become inseparable when I am thinking of her. And I am not the type of a guy who won’t go eating all day long or won’t sleeping all night long. That’s a bad habit already.

 

6. Don’t go to relationship if you are not ready. Keeping myself out in relationship sometimes makes me stronger in and out of my personality. Whenever I don’t have experiences, I still have sixth sense, the intuition.

 

And 7. Don’t go to have fling with her. Sometimes mutual understanding does it count on fling relationship. But on my list, she wasn’t not that serious after all. Because of my college friends played their part if we were in and out of the college campus. It was really hurt me that badly. It was a month when we were together. There was once a one group when you were together on a laboratory work. The laboratory work was where you were working on your responsibility field to do who was on charge on cutting on ingredients, who was cooking and who was taking on charge plating your meal.

 

Being having with Down syndrome was one of my hardest challenges of my life. Because this girl I was talking about in my college life, she knew about me. Because I was too much like a girl’s attitude. Speaking one of those in markets was one becoming one of my problems. An unstoppable talking you were talking about made you look like a girl. So I learned and moved on my life as well. An issue being having with Down syndrome was one of my problems before. Keeping denying about yourself having with that special needs made you having a mortal sin in your life. Then later on my life, I learned the fact that I have to move on and accept the conditions.

 

At the end of the article, this is where I have to end my article goes on. Because on the next articles soon I will release, there will be more precise and briefly story you will read about me.

There are many confessions to be discuss from my experiences. Or better yet, somehow I feel to express out of my experiences from before up to now. Well, there are many topics that I will be discussing about bullying, temptations and something bothering you since your childhood. My number one is bullying. I’ve always get beat up from my bullies. But since my childhood becomes a little blurry. One of my classmates that were bullies before became my friends. We ended up some child issues that we ended up fixing our problems in our own.

 

What can I do when somebody picks up a problem and bullying you?

 

Well, that’s a fact of a problem. Bullying in my life before took a little problem for me. Honestly from my experiences after we have fought a little problem, our homeroom teacher told me once before and said, “no matter what you have been fighting for, please shake your hands gently and sincerely.” Yes, I sometimes take that seriously. But I sometimes offend the person for somehow reasons why. But at the end of the day, we became friends as well. My elementary classmates were very pleasing personalities towards to me. Because they knew that I was a special child student inside the classroom. In fact, I didn’t know that I have had Down syndrome. Until I learned, during my sophomore year (second-year high school), the issue of Down syndrome. In the first place, I have should know that I have to tell the person that I have the case. Whenever I get to disclose the problems, we become friends.

 

Fast-forwarding to the present, it was last year when I got a chance to have a call center training with other normal people around me. It was my relative (who in my father’s side was relatively helping me a lot) who invited me to come and see if I can pass the training. During that month of February 2012, I got curious about the Down syndrome awareness for the month. And I did celebrating my birthday during the Happy Walk 2012. There it was, I never noticed that I enjoyed the show. I saw some of the special children around me besides me. And there it was none of my feelings. My feelings towards the society somehow I’ve already overcome the bullying factor. Little by little, the society already accepted the feeling I have inside. Then little thoughts at the back of my head have said, “everything is possible.” And after I’ve joined the networking for only five months during June to October 2011. I’ve said to myself that I’ve never quit when there was a problems to myself. In other words, always look for opportunities and open your doors to overcome your problems.

 

What can I do when I have temptations? How do I overcome?

 

There are many temptations in our lives including when your special child is tempting something not to do really bad temptations. There were many incidents in my life. I have said to myself that I won’t do it anymore in the future and control your temptations. Well said for me. But to tell you honestly, it is really hard to break the temptations.

 

1. Games / Technology

 

I am not still aware why the technology comes first in our education. But the community where we are seeing the temptations really hard to control, and somehow I might overcome it already. During after my years I finished the college life in 2003, it was already there in front of my eyes. I hardly controlled myself playing Ragnarok during that time in 2002. And I have said it that it was really hard tempting to play it again. I played 3-4 hours daily before in online games. There were times that I overplayed the console games for hours not doing anything. Somehow my mind have said that I really didn’t want doing the household chores before. It was really bad for me back then. Awful and hard to control were not meant to break. But until I learned the issue that I have to grow up and be responsible in my life. Maybe that was the reason why game creators and animators were creating the society for being miserable and have poor conditions in health.

 

Lessons to be learned: discipline and be responsible

 

2. Television

 

Cartoons are always there anywhere and everywhere. That also includes the shows from morning, afternoon and evening. Speaking of television evolution, the first channel I hooked on before was Animax. Yes, I loved animation so much. But I didn’t learn anything from the television. What you learn from the television was the language and other to mention issues. Honestly, I become aware about the shows from morning to evening. Whenever you are not watching, please refrain doing something while you are watching. Yes, this is an issue of temptation. But I learned the fact that I have to be responsible for the time and family issues. I always broke the family issues before. But somehow, I managed to fix my own problems. You see that you have to follow your parents’ decisions. Because whenever there’s a household chore to do, finish that part. Then do some routine of physical activities. Physical activities would develop your body to find your exercise everyday.

 

Lessons to be learned: time management and physical activities

 

3. Bad deeds

 

There are always comparisons of temptations between games, technology and television. But somehow when you are watching not good, always tell your child or special child not to do this. Because bad deeds are always finding in your punishments. And punishments have consequences. I learned from this issues numerously in my life. And at the end of the day, you will realize how important that you have to change your actions and be responsible for your deeds. When you find some good deeds, that is the way how to get rid of bad deeds.

 

Lessons to be learned: attitude, actions to be learned and be responsible

 

Overcoming the problems somehow finds your way how to become success someday. And I find this issues very clearly and precise. And years that I practice this issues makes me how to handle the issues. And being having with Down syndrome or any genetically disorder you have will find your way how to become behaving yourselves. Because this is what I look myself every time I confront myself in the mirror. And the problems that I see is where I learn from my confessions.

Special child issues

I am not a parent although I am already three decades old. But to tell you the truth, being despite having with Down syndrome in my life is not an issue. I have hard decisions to make, but sometimes I look forward to be better person the outcome I am. Here are some my issues whether you have encounter this already in your special child.

1. Hard to break the tantrums issues.

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Yes, this is a little expected issue for me. When I was a child, I always wanted for my parents to have attention for me. I have two older sisters and a younger sister before our younger brother is born. Well, to tell you honestly, my parents were too worrying about me how I would be become better person inside and out. I always have had a tantrums before. When I saw something I really wanted, my parents sometimes punished for some reasons why. But throughout my years, when I became an adult already and have had having a little problem about the tantrums. Even before when I was around 23 or 24, I became more impatient and immature. And my older sisters always told me that I have to grow up even my parents were not here all the time.

 

How can I cope with the tantrum issues?

 

In my matured age today does completely me change so fast. Yes, I am turning 32 next week. But the deep inside of my heart, I have always tell myself that I don’t have worrying myself anymore. Because I change in times of maturity age and to become responsibility. Being responsibility in your special child takes years to practice to him or herself. For example, if I want something really bad to buy, I can wait and earn it from my money. I really don’t look anymore to my parents as an issue. And I’ve already surpassing the age that I don’t do tantrums anymore.

 

How do I overcome the tantrum issues?

 

When I start looking for a partner, or somehow I begin to realize that I am getting older. Other people the way they see me, they intend to look you if you are responsible enough. And yes, I already overcome the tantrums already when I know that it is more immaturely and irresponsible. Being as a disciplined and responsible special adult I am today, I always look to a brighter issues. Particularly, the positivity makes me that I am happy.

2. Hard to break the crying issues.

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There is always an issue about this problems. When your child is always crying, he or she needs your attention to help him or her. For example, when your special child doesn’t want to go to the school. There’s a reason an issue going on. Talk to the teacher or the guidance counselor. Or better yet talk to your pediatrician doctor. When I was a teenager, my parents always wanted me to change. They needed me going to the doctor, possibly the psychologist doctor. I always have had a conversation with Dr. Banaag. Dr. Banaag’s office was in Medical City. But back before, the Medical City I knew was near the Richmonde hotel area. My father’s friend was a doctor also. He always asked for me if I was okay to talk to the doctor. And yes, there was a lot issues fighting about the bullies and worrying about my grades. I cried a lot in nights.

 

How do I overcome the crying issues?

 

Well, it is really hard to break not to cry. Especially the times when someone in your relatives happened so fast, someone passed away. That was a natural crying. But the crying issue to your special child that was always crying. It was because he or she doesn’t know yet how to understand the crying issues. For me, I overcome this issue a long time ago. It carries to the genetic effect when your child does something wrong or you punish him or her.

3. Hard to break the irresponsible issues.

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This is one hard to break the irresponsible issues. Well of course, the stage of being irresponsible makes you worrying a lot when your special child doesn’t know you perfectly. Let me give you a straight example. When your special child was attached watching the television series he or she used to watch all the time, then you turned off the television set. The chances was your special child will turning on the television again. Don’t punish the special child. Give a lots of patience, unconditional love and understanding. I hardly break this a lot. But honestly being irresponsible sometimes takes years to practice also. I practice this issue until now. Well, there is no perfect human in the world.

Human stages

Happy Walk is starting soon on February 24, 13 days remaining to be exact. And I’m bringing to another social active of my site. And hopefully something will change soon. Let me explain about this. About a year ago, it was so hard to find an organization that was exactly can suit for me. If you haven’t notice what you are reading, it’s just me. I have curious case and it wasn’t so serious about it. But according in life, we are also humans. And humans are sometimes special. And that being having special is what we called born is disability. I have Down syndrome as I have saying this all over time I want it to say. I am bored for sometimes I can’t do anything really special. But being having special sometimes takes me to another level. And that level of course is where I am belong. I’m not belong some people really don’t care about us. But you know me better not to be judging about us.

 

I am born in this world not knowing more about me. It is about the people and the special people with special needs. Special children and special adults with special needs sometimes takes time to heal around the society and to accept the fact we are also humans. And dearly, I am beginning to understand the word, the life. Life has different stages. And stages we are speaking about is the human evolution. Let me give you examples:

 

1. Baby / toddlers stage

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When babies are born in this world, we decide to put them with care, understand, love and sincerity. Caring them is one we look challenges as you are being as a parent. Understand them is one we have to know them better as a baby or a toddler.

 

In this world, I am born in the world not knowing I can’t walk or talk at the age of 2 years. My parents have said that to me when I was in high school up to now. Well, they decided visiting the doctor what was really happening about me. And dearly that year 1983, the hospitals before were not that as an advanced hospitals back then. Well, of course, in this present times, we always look our children growing up with care and understand. Love and sincere is also the elements that we have to look our babies or toddlers. And I can’t remembered everything when I was young baby. So sometimes, I try asking my parents what my life is really about before.

 

2. Growing child stage (4-12)

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As a parent, we always make proud them as we always want for the best. But sometimes, when we are mad, we blame the children for their own mistakes not doing again. As for the special conditions for the special child, we put them in sincere, love, care and understand. We always bring unconditional love for them.

 

I always asked myself for some reasons why I couldn’t remembered the things in my life back before. It was dark, mushed and pitched-black. Maybe it tells me not to look after my past, but to move forward positively. My family and I used traveling when I was a child. We often went to Los Angeles, Calgary, Vancouver and some places visited in North America. The only I remembered was the People Power during President Ferdinand Marcos was stepping down during the month I was celebrating. One week after, it was really historical. One event after event came forward. And for somehow reasons why, one happiness event I couldn’t remembered anything. It was really pitched-black at the back of my mind. According from my sisters and my parents, they really loved me as they were really comforting me that much. I sometimes gave a look for them as if they wanted to give me something. But I didn’t receive anything. Instead, I have received their unconditional love, sincere, care and understanding. It was the best I could received before.

 

Around when I was 12 years old, it was the during the age stage of my life I could remembered some of the things I was doing. Back before, I was wearing an eyeglasses with my pants up in my tummy. For somehow, I really looked like a nerd. Going to the school everyday, my classmates always teased me a lot what I was wearing about. And the school children also looked at me. It was a feeling that I was a star in the school. That was during my 4th grade. And my classmates always told me that I was always a mischief kid back then. I have used to play around the classroom. Listening was somehow my distraction. Maybe at home when I was young, the people around me used seeing me always happy as I always visited my father’s work. And that time, my father’s work was 2 minutes walk away from our home. It was really that close. It was just that in front of our house.

 

When you realized something different to your special child, you sometimes thought what you could bringing up the special child under your care. In my age before, I stopped, looked, listened, played and sometimes horsed around of the house. Yes, life before was really about the happiness. And sometimes happiness broke when I was given punishment. And that punishment sometimes healed me through the years. I’ve used to have tantrums before. And one tantrum I didn’t remembered when I was still a child.

 

3. Teenage stage(13-19)

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Growing up a teenager in your house sometimes have had their own world. This is what we called adolescence. And adolescence sometimes takes time of being having responsibility and discipline under your care, supervision and understanding. Supervising them as you always want to guide them with good manners. Sometimes I have used following my parents’ orders. I brought a lot of issues before when I was still a teenager because sometimes in life took place knowing your life before. You saw your child going to their room and sometimes didn’t want to open conversation with you. Because you always do something busy in your life.

gothic girl

 

Well, in that case, I share something about from me. I’ve used fighting with bullies before but we ended as good friends as well. My parents was always going up to my school from Quezon City where they were working. And my school was in Antipolo. Whenever there was a reason going up, sometimes there was an issue about me and my involved classmate’s parents. I didn’t remember anything really before. Sometimes, I always took up studying as a not-serious education for me. But well, I continued my life was something different from all the children.

 

And there it was one event in my school, that was during my sophomore year (second-year high school). During the recess before our subject Biology started, I was happy that day. As our Biology teacher came inside the classroom, she discussed about the genetics. And during that an hour class, she pointed me to stand up. She have asked me something about the genetics, for some reasons why, maybe I was scolded. Instead, she asked me, “Well, did you know you have Down syndrome?” All of my classmates looked at me and stared as if I knew something about me. Well, some of them really knew about me, but not all took seriously looking at me. One of my classmate was always have a paper, a pencil and an marker making something to draw. He was an comic artist as I could looked at him. Then I answered, “No, ma’am, I don’t know.” Then she asked me to sit down. Then the rest of an hour discussion of Down syndrome made me mysteriously. What was Down syndrome really about and took place on me? Was she talking about if I knew coming from my parents? Did my siblings know about this? What about my relatives? Do they know about me? I asked too many questions in myself. So upon I rode a car inside with my bags inside the trunk, the driver and I never talked about myself. It was clearly that I have my own mind thinking the way teenagers thought about. I waited patiently that afternoon  waiting for my sisters to ride in the car. Then at the moment, they rode in the car after minutes the school bell in Assumption Antipolo rang. At night we came and the dinner was over. I went to my parents’ room and asked them if they knew about the Down syndrome stuff. Then the rest followed at the end of the day.

 

I have a questions about me, for somehow reasons the answers are not meant to be answer. So in the long run of my life after so many years, it finally answers to my questions. Being despite having with Down syndrome doesn’t mean you have to stop and quit your battles right now. You have to fight along with your dreams to your special child. And sometimes dreams could happen after he or she grows up well knowing about his or her self about the conditions. Also being having with disability also don’t make you have to stop. Keep dreaming. And sometimes dreams always build on their own decisions and chances to grow potentially.

4. Adult stage (20-59)

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Sometimes in life, some children quit at the prime time in their lives and look already for a job to help family’s needs. I see some of the teenagers right now in their lives. Somehow, why they are quitting and looking on their own lives? And some others are looking to get married right after their high school and settle their own family. I am still single and proud what I have now. If I may looking for a partner, time will come. Some others are still in their prime time who are looking for their career. They are taking up what they have in their dreams. Some dreams are always there, and some others are not meant for you.

 

Back to the topics I am telling about, special children are no longer to be called. They are now consider as special adults as I am now. I’m already three decades old and counting. I am still waiting when I can prove I can live on my own self. But it considers that I am still living under my parents’ house. Somehow, I provide some of the things can be buy in the house, and they return something for my financial benefits. Well not anything can be buy for your special adults. And I miss so much of my childhood friends during my elementary days. Well, some cases like I do have difficult finding a perfect job. Instead I work on my money to grow. For somehow, I realize in the long-run is something have to be exchange. My parents are already in their age for their retirement work. And I don’t have stable financial income and beneficial needs. I always look up from my parents. Sometimes, I have considering to look after myself.

 

Many of you might be shocking reading my article. Well of course, anyone does making on their lives. At the age after their college, they are really looking for the job need for their own income sometimes to help family’s needs or need to build your stable financial. I find difficult in each and every form of shape in life. Well, it’s not easy or difficult to find a job, but you have to keep dreaming your best to be best dreams.

 

5. Retirement age (60+)

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This is a bonus stage for everyone who gets old. The more years has to stay, the better it stays in your age. Well not everyone I know are already in the heaven, but some of few I know. I hope I will get old too if I can make it and also have children on my own. One of my relative in Bay, Laguna has also Down syndrome in my father’s side to his mother’s side. I mean my grandmother’s relatives. And somehow I want to help him, it’s just something I can help for return. Because in the world needs help from your hands.

 

I am not that old yet, I am still young and single. I am three decades old already. As a matter of fact, I am enjoying the stage I am now. I am doing whatever it supposes to be enjoying. Writing a lot, doing a lot and sometimes, take time being having responsibility and discipline. Despite my case is not seriously have illness, I wish it won’t happen for me having an illness. If it happens, I won’t get old. In the world with hopes and wishes sometimes it takes your time to understand the situation of your special adult or special children that was. I knew one person when I was still training hoping to be better in training sessions to be better call center agent. Why I enter in training session to become call center agent? Simple. I won’t work enough for a serious condition I have. Barely I can keep myself healthy in a way of living life. I want to improve more better than anybody could achieve. People like us sometimes takes years to understand the situation we have.

 

These are five of human evolution. For somehow, I want something that can relate for something to understand. I always write about literature, sports, entertainment and sometimes, education, and among others. This is much different article I write about. If I may bring up something to be discuss, it would be hard for me write about anything. So instead, I follow my instincts what I should have to write. People are who looking something to be different, try anything that could be possible. Blessings sometimes takes time in a day, month or a year to come. It does have a different shapes. But not along with the knowledge I have. Because this is what I have in my knowledge and I decide something to have sharing you about I have.

I have difficulties before I come up writing down one of my experiences. Each of my experiences will tell you how your special child surpass through like challenges can come up with.

 

What if your special child running away and end up going back to you again?

 

I did this many times before. Although being an independent special adult I am now today, this gives me a wild answer. I don’t know how I overcome right now. Each time I recall one of my experiences before, I really don’t how to explain this. But to tell you the truth, it comes out naturally for me. Yes, I tried many times before. This one little experience when I was getting to know myself more. There was one night before. My parents scolded me for a reason why in the first place I was still living with them in a first place. Back then, I even didn’t know myself that much as I do. I didn’t know in the first place what is Down syndrome. Not until I learned back when I was in sophomore year (or second year high school), the Biology teacher taught us in one branch of Science which it was the Genetics she came up with. With trisomy 21, I even didn’t know in the first place that was genetically gene disorder. Or somewhat called as down syndrome. So I realized I have some issues with other special children I met in the association. Parents with their special child with special needs came up to my point that he was having problem the same way I do before. I found this problem by solving my own. It was last year that I learned from an organization.

 

It was exactly that I have in my mind. In the streets in Manila from the place we used to live Quezon City before, I even didn’t know to do with 100 pesos before. I’ve managed to pay 5 people out of 100 pesos. But I didn’t receive the change of money. So the jeepney driver stopped by at the end of his journey said that it was the time I have to go down. I didn’t know where I was going to. By the time I’ve reached in Makati area, the area I’ve used to go before with my family, I went to. So I was dressed like a student. With brown pants and white polo shirt without logo on my shirt, I was hiding myself under a loose white polo shirt. The staff inside the shop came out from the area and saw somebody sleeping outside the shop. The shop I was sleeping in the street was my father’s running business before, the car repairing shop. He said to me that I have to leave. But then, the roaming town official guard (barangay officer in other words) came towards to me. He was beating me with his black wooden stick (the baton). Then as he grabbed my loose white polo shirt off my head, that was the time the staff noticed me already. He said to me that I was a son of the owner’s shop. Then the barangay officer left. The staff let me in through the shop.

 

It wasn’t my first experience that I was beaten up by barangay officer. I’ve beaten up before by the bullies before in the school. I did several times this before. Including when I walked away from the house to go looking after the girl I’ve used to fall in love. That was the time when I was in college. I knew at this time I already knew my curious case.

 

This is my first time I bring up with about my experiences to confess about who I am before and now. The truth slips out. And I guess the answer to the question I bring up. You have to know the limitations of the special child. Somehow he or she will cry about your advices not to walk away again. You have to know that every special child or special adult I am now has feelings or emotional state of their own. My lesson here is not to do it again. Because I learn so much of my experiences before. What I did wrong is absolutely wrong.

 

What if your special child gets tantrums all the time if he or she don’t get the things he or she wants?

 

This is the perfect opportunity I want to answer on my own question I bring up. Yes, I get a lot of tantrums before until I learn something I want to discuss with.

 

When your special child gets annoying about his or her sibling, it simply he or she is jealous about the attention that your another child has own things to take care. I’ve even notice that to myself. I’m always envy or jealous about that. Including before when the technology was introduced in the society, the computer was owned by my sister. I simply messed up with my sister, She sometimes scolded for a reason not to touch her things. Then she said to me if time comes, she would allow me to teach how to use the computer. But I guess I learned on my own through computer lessons in the school. Eventually after high school, I’ve notice myself that I can use computer for long hours. Not to mention that I used to be a computer addict before. I played console games, online games and Lan games. Every kind of game in the world I knew before, I used to play outside of our house playing online games through the business I have before. And the business my mom gave me was cellphone loading business. Which is until now, I still have that kind of business. I’ve been running the business for six years and seven months already.

 

Until I’ve discovered one of my talents which I grow my opportunities to come. I’ve been a lot of tantrums before. But I guess I’ve overcome up already before I am already a special adult with a certain age. Certain age means that I am much more mature, more thinking to solve of my problems and more responsible of what my actions do. And the things I don’t have before is to have my own computer. I’ve gain my blessings that I have now. Except I don’t want to download a game or something that it would distract me. Computer games are the distractions in your life. Whether you like to move him or her outside of the house, he or she would definitely get a tantrum. Except to the people who are still young and a stage to move on.

 

For me, tantrums are no longer new to me. I’ve get a lot of lessons to learn before. It’s the best example I have to answer the question I bring up with.

What is Down syndrome? Down syndrome is a mental retardation to some of us. Not many but to the 1:1000 ratio of every 100 parents have their child with Down syndrome. It is sometimes a malformation. Some of the kids I saw before have difficult with speaking straight. But I can talk straight. Why? I also don’t know why in the first place that I talk so fast. Maybe God gives me a special medication, to message every parent with their special children that I can be an inspiration for each and every special child in the world. I never know that the world is huge for us, especially the world now has seven billion of human population. That includes the human deaths in seven billion. But in the count of population today is four billion and still counting.

 

Dr. John L. H. Down, an English physician, first discovered the syndrome in 19th century where he described to mongoloids (now as Down syndrome) to some of his patients with the same cases. With a difficult to read, sometimes a difficult to speak or different cases that includes the case. It was during Jose Rizal’s time if I may recalled. Dr. Down tolerates people not to burden the children with special needs. In some of few cases I have read, he didn’t realize what was the cause of Down syndrome. Unusual as he may recalled for the case. But he saw the same symptoms where he studied the conditions. Other kids with the same case before died earlier at the age of 10. As the generation passed, Dr. Down now didn’t know the life span of Down syndrome today will be living up to their lifestyle of other humans also.

 

Jose Rizal was in the world already during Dr. Down on June 19, 1861 while his mother conceived bearing him on November 18, 1828. Rizal died on December 30, 1896 on the same year Dr. Down died on October 7, 1896. Rizal died in a young age of 35 while Dr. Down died in old age of 67 years old. Abraham Lincoln on the other part was already in the world on February 12, 1809 and died on April 15, 1865 at the age of 56 years. Lincoln was the past of Dr. Down and Rizal was the during Dr. Down’s life. Emilio Aguinaldo was also in the world of Dr. Down when he born on March 22, 1969 and died in a old age of 94 years when he died on February 6, 1964. Three of the greatest names, Rizal, Aguinaldo and Lincoln were living during Dr. Down’s life.

 

How I overcome Down syndrome? It was when I was in second year high school at the age of 16. Barely enough I didn’t know my schoolmates and some of my classmates teased me as abnormal. Not knowing at the start of my life, it was part of my growing up. People really didn’t like me before. I was little curious when I was young. I was very talkative, dancing and shouting names as if I don’t care to some people. I don’t mind them because I was happy at that time. Not until when I entered high school, people were now curious looking at me around the school. Little they knew about me, they were defining me as a successful person in the future if I overcome. Then in the Biology when our Science teacher taught about genetics. And Down syndrome have discussed in the class along with the other genetic problems in human lives. And there she was pointing me as if I knew the Down syndrome case I have had. I did coming home after classes. As I came tumbling and didn’t care about chores and studies, I bothered my parents. I asked them why I did having Down syndrome partly in my life.

 

There was a times that my world would driven me out a little cause. Dismantling my mind would become a disaster or maybe I should forget myself and denying all the time. My feet trembles and my eyes soaks full of tears that night. I banged my head sometimes to the wall. I kept denying and denying. Until later of my life during 2011, my cousin invited me in some kind of business she was doing. I was, on the other hand, having my cellphone loading business. During my peak before in my loading business, I was now curious if I took a chance getting a job. And I’ve entered multi-level marketing or such as networking business. I’ve discovered that I have potential. And little by little, every seminar I’ve listened many times. The word of abnormal came out every time the speaker spoke many times. And I seized that very day when I finally nearly stopped doing the mlm business. After leaving the business in October 2011, I finally took and wore off my last medicine I was taking. It was the last powdered vitamin C medicine I swallowed in my throat and drank with water. Without knowing it, I’ve discovered along the road with my family roots both in my father’s side and my mother’s side. Both sides were rich in history. And I came from a middle-class family. Without building myself having Down syndrome, I finally learned to accept who I was. The lessons I have learned is to be better among the rest of population either in Philippines or the entire planet as well.

 

Fourteen years I kept denying myself having Down syndrome was the sin I kept myself for that too long for me. Then I realized that I was more blessed. Keeping me by my parents with an attitude, the ethics, the gesture and everything kept me stronger along the road of journey I was in. So here I am, more happiness and more likely to receive more blessings although I’m a bit of surprised of generation today. I am even more aware of what road I will taking in the next chapter. Since I love science, literature, history, elementary math, music, arts and dancing, I’m even surprising parents with their children with special needs. Other people little they know about me begin to ask, “How do you overcome Down syndrome?” And I simply answer their questions in this kind of article I am writing about me, Dr. Down’s discovery and the life within the world.

 

I’ve just to rephrase just a little quote about this: “Life is success in every shape of the world” to “Life corners the world with every and each success in each of human living in this world.”

New shows are unpredictable to watch. After Walang Hanggan, Aryana and Princess and I review articles I wrote, here comes another a new line of television shows: Juan dela Cruz (John of the Cross), Apoy sa Dagat (Fire at Sea), Kahit Konting Pagtingin (Just One Glance), Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw (You’re All I Need) and May Isang Pangarap (One Dream).

Juan dela Cruz or John of the Cross mainly casted by the prince of primetime, Coco Martin as portraying with the same title and Erich Gonzales as Rosario. And the supporting characters were Albert Martinez, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Joel Torre, Gina Pareno, William Lorenzo, Lotlot de Leon, Arron Villaflor, Neil Coleta, John Medina and Louise Abuel. Albert came from breath-taking successful teen drama, Princess and I series. While Lotlot de Leon and Neil Coleta were also added to the series after working with Ella Cruz’s Aryana series. The guest cast were added such as Mylene Dizon, Jaime Fabregas and Izzy Canillo. Izzy played as the young Juan in the television series.

Juan Dela Cruz

Coco Martin

Apoy sa Dagat or Fire at Sea mainly casted by Angelica Panganiban, Diether Ocampo and Piolo Pascual. Angelica played two characters in series as Serena and Rebecca. And the added supporting characters were Angel Aquino, Aiko Melendez, Melai Cantiveros, Sylvia Sanchez, Perla Bautista, Liza Lorena, Natasha Cabrera, Eric Fructuoso, Regine Angeles, Alizon Andres, Rico Barrera, Zeppi Borromeo, Moi Marcampo and Bryan Santos. The guest cast in the beginning included Nikki Gil, Empress Schuck, Patrick Garcia and Christian Vasquez.

Apoy Sa Dagat

Angelica Panganiban, Diether Ocampo and Piolo Pascual

Kahit Konting Pagtingin or Just One Glance was the first series Angeline Quinto mainly casted along with Sam Milby and Paulo Avelino. Paulo Avelino came from the successful drama series of Walang Hanggan with the main characters, Julia Montes and Coco Martin. Along with Angeline, Paulo and Sam were John Lapus, Bangs Garcia, James Blanco, Ahron Villena, Jordan Herrera, Snooky Serna, Mylene Dizon, Alexandra Macanan, Aljhon Lucas, Tommy Abuel and Joonee Gamboa as the supporting characters. Angeline played as Aurora Natividad while Paulo and Sam were siblings in the series as Lance and Adam Ledesma, respectively.

Kahit Konting Pagtingin

Paulo Avelino, Angeline Quinto and Sam Milby

Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw or You’re All I Need comprised by the best actors in the Philippines as Kris Aquino, Anne Curtis and Robin Padilla playing in the television series. It was much awaited comeback role for Robin and Kris getting together after several years in the movie. Anne Curtis played as Ruth Manrique as the rich girl planning to kidnapping herself from her family. Along in the series, Kris played as Ruth’s sister, Roxanne. And Gregorio “Bogs” Dagohoy played by Robin Padilla as a police detective. Additional cast were Xyriel Manabat, Tirso Cruz III, Ian Veneracion, Karla Estrada, Miles Ocampo, Marco Gumabao, Emilio Garcia, Richard Yap, Kevin Viard, Smokey Manoloto, Guji Lorenzana, Gloria Sevilla, Laureen Uy, Melissa Mendez and Jun Hidalgo. Playing in the few roles in the series were Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo played as young Bogs and young Roxanne. Lito Pimentel and Alexandra Macanan were also the guest cast in the beginning.

Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw

Anne Curtis, Robin Padilla, Kris Aquino and Xyriel Manabat

May Isang Pangarap or One Dream was sung by Angeline Quinto when she won in one of the contests before. Then it mainly casted by Vina Morales, Carmina Villaruel, Larah Claire Sabroso and Julia Klarisse Base. Both Larah and Julia came also in the contest that they were both chosen to be cast in the television series. Along with the main characters were supporting characters such as Rico Blanco, Valerie Concepcion, Dennis Padilla, Sharmaine Buencamino, Bembol Roco and Gloria Diaz.

May Isang Pangarap

Larah Claire Sabroso and Julia Klarisse Base

Princess and I TV series

Princess and I mainly casted by the best actors and actresses in Philippine TV series in ABS-CBN. It was surprisingly catch in all television viewers including the young today. The main characters were Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, Enrique Gil, Khalil Ramos, Albert Martinez and Gretchen Barretto. The supporting characters were Dominic Ochoa, Sharmaine Suarez, Nina Dolino, Yayo Aguila, Beverly Sandejo, Bianca Casado, Sofia Andres, Shey Bustamente, Ketchup Eusebio and Simon Ibarra.

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Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla

Kathryn Bernardo played the main character as Areeyah “Mikay” Wangchuck as the long-lost princess who was adopted by her adoptive family. Dominic Ochoa played as Mikay’s father as Dinoy Maghirang and Karen Timbol as Stella Maghirang (Dinoy’s wife) were the adoptive parents to Mikay. Along with Dinoy and Stella were Bianca, played by Bianca Casado and Dindi, played by Sofia Andres as Mikay’s stepsisters. Princess and I is still running from April 16, 2012 making 190 episodes. Hopefully if I am correct, and I think the series would be longer as usual. But the final game between Team Jao and Team Gino in the basketball really surprised to young generation to attract them.

 

In the story, King Anand Wangchuck, played as Albert Martinez married Queen Isabel Wangchuck, played by Precious Lara Quigaman, the Filipina doctor who persuaded to get married. Queen Isabel and King Anand separated in different vehicles. As the car crashed down from the slopes, Queen Isabel lost her life and Esmeralda, played by Sharmaine Suarez, got Queen Isabel’s child Princess Areeyah. Then she went home in Philippines to adopt Areeyah as her own child. Without a doubt, another accident came to Esmeralda when the explosion came in the street. Esmeralda lost Princess Areeyah and Dinoy got Areeyah out of nowhere and came home.

 

Without a doubt, Stella raised a family for two children but Dinoy came an idea to adopt Areeyah and called her Mikay Maghirang instead. The lost princess came in adoptive family. Dinoy raised Mikay well in his hands and Stella really didn’t like Mikay so much because of the luck giving to them. Dinoy on his part did his best to raise the long lost princess Mikay. Along the way of Mikay’s childhood, she met Kiko Salamat in the street. Mikay thought of Kiko’s weirdness about the Science. But as the time grew old, Mikay and Kiko became best friends ever since and Mikay didn’t know as they grew. Kiko began to fall in love to his best friend Mikay. Mikay won her lottery ticket trip to Yangdon, the fictional country of Bhutan. Mikay’s stepsister Dindi really wanted her to keep continuing to dream the dreams as Mikay hoped to go around the world.

 

In Yangdon, Mikay met Dasho Jao Ripoche played by Enrique Gil. Dasho Jao was annnoying and disturbing character at the start. But Mikay insisted Jao to picture her a lot because Mikay’s stepsister and adoptive father Dinoy wanted her to keep happy. Because of Mikay’s antics of weirdness, she found and bumped to King Anand wishing to tour around Yangdon. Without a doubt, King Anand ordered Jao to tour Mikay around the country. But the mistake happened when Mikay lost her camera in the slopes of mountain in one of the tree branches. Mikay really don’t have hope when she lost her camera. But her fellow Filipina came to the rescue and gave additional camera to her to keep the memories around the Yangdon. As Mikay left Yangdon, the adventure have already started between Mikay and Gino in the university.

 

Mikay promised to graduate in the university for her adoptive father Dinoy. Kiko and Mikay went together to the university as they discovered the university was huge. She met her frowning face stepsister Bianca who wants Mikay out of the family’s picture in the university. Mikay found a job being as a hotdog mascot in suit and began getting her job so well. When her mascot suit got fire, Gino surprisingly carried Mikay in his arms and threw Mikay to the pond of fountain water. Thus their hatred began between Mikay and Gino, played by Daniel Padilla. And so the chapter folded, Gino and Mikay were starting to have a conversation each other. Then came in the scene of Dasho Jao visiting his old friend Gino where he could started to know where Mikay really lives. Mikay and Gino fought about the quarrels. Kiko somehow pissed about Bianca and found Gino was on Mikay’s way. Gino startled to unlike Kiko, Mikay’s best friend. But Dasho Jao and Gino found out the same person they were talking was only one person and that was Mikay. They never thought they liked Mikay so much. King Anand, on the other hand, searched for his clues where to find Princess Areeyah.

 

As the story folded again, Bianca and Stella began starting to like Mikay after Mikay explained she was good to them. She found Bianca where Bianca supposed not to be found but found by Mikay. Bianca gave apologies to Mikay and eventually Stella welcomed Mikay to their family. Gino and Jao started serenading Mikay around her house, her job and being a student in the university. Both of them were persuasive to get Mikay’s heart. But Kiko surprisingly told Mikay that he also fell in love with his best friend. Mikay lost her best friend instead being as a boyfriend-girlfirend material. But in the end, Mikay welcomed Kiko back to her arms as best friends. Han, played by Ketchup Eusebio, wanted Jao keep away troubles for getting Mikay’s heart. He also wanted to return the camera back to Mikay but he surprisingly was a timid person. He mesmerized Mikay’s smile and poise from the camera pictures.

 

Then Ashi Behati Ripoche, played by Gretchen Barretto, came to the scene as she was to fetch Jao in the Philippines and arrived. She thought Jao would join her going home in Yangdon, but eventually saw Mikay again in her eyes. The last time she saw Mikay when Mikay visited Yangdon. She really hated Mikay so much and so Dorji, played by RS Francisco, as Ashi Behati’s current secretary. Ashi gave orders to Jao to meet Mikay again in their dinner while Mikay was Filipina tutor to Jao speaking Filipino well. Soon King Anand also followed and came to the scene. King Anand’s purpose was to find his long-lost princess, his child. He ordered Jao. Eventually Mikay helped Jao’s intentions to find a princess living in the Philippines. Gino also helped Jao and Mikay to find a princess. As the plot grew thicker, Yin Hwan Di was ordered by Ashi Behati to go in the Philippines. She ordered Yin to search the long-lost princess before King Anand does. But when Mikay saw her employer’s mother Esmeralda beginning to remember Mikay’s face a long time ago. With Kiko’s intentions along the road, Kiko found his father liking to the music. Kiko secretly worked with his father away from Kiko’s mother, Des Salamat, played by Yayo Aguila. He worked with his father Ambet Salamat, played by Roemet Camanag. Then in the end, Anna and Ellen, played by Beverly Salviejo and Frances Ignacio respectively, thought Des really thinking what Kiko was playing about. She found Ambet and Kiko that led to another mess of troubles. Kiko stayed a long with his father than choosing his mother Des.

 

Without a doubt, Kiko’s frustrations came from his heart and began to liking and dating Mikay’s sister, Dindi. He looked after Dindi away from his best friend Jonas de Ocampo, played by Young JV. Because Kiko knew Jonas was a playboy dating girls in the university. When Vicky, played by Shey Bustamente, found her mother’s intentions about Mikay’s resemblance to a long-lost princess. She remembered Mikay well and tried to follow Dinoy to have a conversation. Dinoy and Esmeralda argued about Mikay being as a long-lost princess but Dinoy asked Esmeralda away as he was promised to tell his adoptive daughter Mikay about the truth of herself. Without thinking a long time, Dinoy told to King Anand that Mikay was the girl they were talking about the long-lost princess Areeyah. Mikay didn’t accept the offer becoming a princess after she was hardworking and juggling her work and studies. Vicky wouldn’t allow Mikay to mix studies and work, but Mikay was persuaded.

 

Dasho Jao and Ashi Behati firstly came in Yangdon, then came with Princess Areeyah and King Anand. Mikay thought she would never see her family again back home in the Philippines. She learned Yangdon language, history and the people of Yangdon. Eventually, she also fell in love with the Yangdonese. Gino, on the other hand, wanted to follow Mikay in Yangdon, but his parents, Alicia Dela Rosa, played by Marina Benipayo and Edward, played by Jong Cuenco, insisted Gino to follow his heart to take a vacation away from work. Gino eventually came in Yangdon and hardly knowing anyone recognizing him as Dasho Yuan Rinpoche. Gino didn’t know what the monks were telling him as Dasho Yuan. In the competition of Mikay’s heart, Dasho Kim played by Joseph Marco, Dasho Rio played by Piero Vergara, Dasho Pema played by John Manalo, Dasho Samdrup played by Yves Flores, Dasho Chopel played by Alec Dungo, Dasho Arden played by Justin Gonzales, Dasho Boochan played by Joe Vargas, Dasho Randel played by Bryan Santos, Dasho Pelden played by Phytos Kyriacou and Dasho Kinley played by Jaco Benin were out to compete in all competition activities.

 

One of the Dasho thought Gino was also playing as Dasho but Nagaiel, played by Simon Ibarra, said Gino is also long-lost Dasho Yuan, the son who shared with Dasho Jao’s father. Gino and Jao competes in Mikay’s heart. Eventually Gino, in the end, didn’t win and so Jao won Mikay’s heart. Yin who discovered Gino lost on his way and hurted his leg much. She knew Gino so much of Dasho Yuan. Yin was always telling Gino to keep a promise to meet the princess in person. And soon as Gino entered the palace with Yin, Yin escalated and grew her voice as she pointed Ashi Behati to kill Princess Areeyah’s mother, Queen Isabel, sixteen years ago. King Anand ordered to arrest Ashi Behati along with Jao as they were the part of the Eastern Yangdon. She was the antagonist from the start to the end making hating King Anand and Princess Areeyah to order to claim the throne away from King Anand and Princes Areeyah.

 

Eventually a trial began to Ashi Behati and Jao, King Anand ordered them to go out of the kingdom. Ashi was killed by the soldiers ordered by King Anand and Dasho Jao was putting out of Yangdon to Philippines. Gino found Mikay so strange and so sad. He wanted Mikay so happy in his side. But when he thought, he even told King Anand to go home in the Philippines to have Christmas with Mikay’s adoptive family. Mikay rejoined with Dinoy, Stella, Bianca and Dindi. Then Gino and Vicky came with Mikay. Vicky became secretary to Mikay after their relationship before as the worker and employer. Salve, played by Ces Quesada, recovered Jao’s wounds and eventually Jao woke up from a nightmare. Jao dreamed about Ashi Behati was killed. Then from a nightmare, Jao seemed relentless and changed his attitude towards his brother Gino and true love Princess Areeyah. Salve posed as Jao’s aunt who wanted the girls away from Jao as she doesn’t want Jao to be hurting again.

 

Could Gino and Jao reunited again as brothers? What will happen in the ending if Mikay chooses Gino over Jao? Will the ending have a good ending? Stay tune and read a lot more about Princess and I synopsis.

Aryana TV series

Aryana is a mermaid story based on Channel 2 series. It starred Ella Cruz as the main character of the main title. She was the young teenager who was been locked as a mermaid. Paul Salas on the other part, was Aryana’s best friend Marlon as Aryana’s neighbor. Along with the cast were Pokwang, Dominic Roque, Francis Magundayao, Michelle Vito, Tonton Gutierrez, Desiree del Valle, Laurice Guillen, Bianca Manalo, Tetchie Agbayani, Louise Abuel, Giselle Toengi, Lotlot de Leon and Lander Vera Perez. Pokwang’s character was Aryana’s mother Ofelia Capuyao. And Tonton Gutierrez played as Aryana’s father Victor Mendez.

 

On the contrary part of the television series, Aryana paved way on its high-performance by comedians and veteran actors as Laurice Guillen joined the cast. Laurice also played in her part as Aryana’s grandmother Elnora Mendez. Elnora was Victor’s mother. In the beginning, Victor threw the bomb, playing by the fishermen near the sea, to the sea. Aryana’s fate turned ugly. Neil Coleta played as Aryana’s uncle Andoy and brother to Ofelia. And Aryana’s grandmother played by Rustica Carpio’s Antonia Capuyao. It really turned uglier and uglier in the start as the story tamed and twisted the whole story. You may didn’t know where to start the show. As I saw on the start, it practically amazed me by the comedian Pokwang who plays as mother to Ella Cruz’s character. Somehow, it didn’t amazed me on the start. But when it was playing on the television, the series was much different than the Diyosa played by Anne Curtis as the mermaid story before.

 

Aryana, the successful mermaid story after Diyosa also in the prime-time series, run from May 7, 2012 until it ends on January 25, 2012 with 189 episodes. Dominic Roque played as Hubert Francisco who became Aryana’s suitor. Francis Magundayao also joined the cast and played as Ian Alejandro. Ian also became Aryana’s suitor later in 2nd half of the story. Michelle Vito played as Megan Mendez. Megan was stepsister to Aryana’s character. Desiree del Valle played as the princess of the sea of the character of Neptuna. Tetchie Agbayani also played in the mermaid story as the Queen Hiyasmin, mother of Neptuna. Neptuna cursed Aryana as her daughter replacing after her own daughter died in the bomb that threw by Victor away from the fishermen. Neptuna returned Aryana to Ofelia as a baby. When Aryana is turning fourteen, she will became a half-mermaid and half-human from the pearls Queen Hiyasmin will giving to her.

 

Hubert became the first suitor to Aryana as Aryana entered in her new school. Thus, Megan and Aryana engaged to a fight between their same-style bags. Megan blamed Aryana that she was getting the wrong bag. Then the swimming instructor or physical education teacher, played by Bianca Manalo as Carlina Suarez, came between two students Aryana and Megan. In the start, Aryana didn’t know that she had a mermaid powers, the water. She used as her protection every time someone was angry to her. It emerged her attitude that she thought she could hurt someone else. Afterwards, Aryana learned Megan’s surname was also her surname thinking that they were sisters. Ofelia learned that Victor was the father to Megan and she didn’t know Megan was Victor’s daughter. The fate began Aryana’s character turning like a cloud. Aryana joined the swimming team where Megan was also the swimmer when Carlina asked her to join. Ofelia accepted her daughter’s promise to make her happy.

 

Megan’s two best friends, played by Noemi Oineza as Chelsea Montes and Celine Lim as Trisha Reyes, tamed and turned ugly to Aryana as they despised Aryana so much. Aryana topped every subject when Megan learned Aryana became the top honor every quarter in the school even in the swimming team, Aryana excelled ahead of Megan’s honorable talents. Megan’s mischief became unweary and tricked all she wanted to blame and teased Aryana to be put her out of the school. In the swimming competition, Aryana won in the inter-school competition where Megan was furious to Aryana. Hubert, on his part, wanted Aryana to be his first boyfriend aside from Marlon who also wants to be part of Aryana’s life. Marlon and Aryana became best friends when they were young. Marlon’s mother, played by Lotlot de Leon as Rosita Salvador, was Ofelia’s best neighbor. Ofelia and Antonia built and run an animal shop around the block where they rented a space and a residential around Rosita’s building. Hubert’s mother played by Mel Kimura as Ibiang Francisco knew Aryana’s life from the day they were living near the sea as the vagrants. Ibiang and Hubert thought they could protect Aryana until Aryana’s family learned the secret between the Francisco’s family and Capuyao’s family.

 

Aryana became a mermaid away from the sea, the day Aryana turned fourteen (14) years old. Andoy, Antonia and Aryana’s mother Ofelia didn’t know what to do Aryana’s cursed as a mermaid. Aryana became a mermaid when she was playing as one of the princess in Santacruzan festival. Turning that she can’t going to school anymore, Hubert visited Aryana every time he sneaked out from the house. Carlina, on her part, didn’t know what to do with swimming team without Aryana in her roster. Every time she visited Aryana’s place, Andoy lied every time Carlina asked Aryana’s condition. But on the other part of the ugly story, Andoy fell in love to Carlina as he didn’t know who he will choose between his family or his heart to Carlina.

 

As the first half of the story nearly ends, the new characters came in. Ian Alejandro, played by Francis Magundayao, was rescued by Aryana when he fell out from the boat. Megan began thinking about Ian who was lost and anger after his mother died. Ian’s father, played by Lander Vera Perez as Rick Alejandro, found out that his son thought was going to die in the sea. Ian didn’t know how to swim and drown in the sea. Without knowing it, Ian’s mind saw a glimpse of a girl trying to rescue him. As the plot thickens, Ian played as the transferred student who also became Aryana, Hubert and Megan’s classmate. And oh, one more thing, I forgot one character. Aryana’s best friend in the school, played by Eunice Lagusad as Bebet Teves.

 

Ian joined the dancing class for the theatre performance as he was the best dancer in the school. Rick didn’t know that his son was also a dancer. When Bebet insisted Aryana to join in the dancing class and not the swimming contest anymore. Aryana became a student again in the school as she got the pearls from Queen Hiyasmin that can changed to human. Neptuna tempted to get Aryana’s attention to become as her daughter again after what happened to her daughter’s death from the bomb that threw by Victor. Neptuna once became a human when she visited the school before when the inter-school competition was held. She hugged Aryana but Ofelia was scared to Neptuna after what happened to the sea.

 

Aryana and Ian became partners in the dancing class every after classes ended in the day. Bebet didn’t know about the love quarrel between Ian and Hubert. They began forgetting Aryana becoming what to choose between them. She already lost Marlon every time her best friend rescued Aryana out of her problems. But the story began uglier when the fish-like creature man tried getting Aryana’s pearls to return to the sea. Neptuna and the fish-like creature man became partners in terms getting Aryana and the pearls carrying Aryana’s neck. So the plot thickens and thickens. Victor learned Aryana was his daughter when Ofelia and Aryana convincing him to believe that Aryana was his daughter. Victor saw Aryana’s transformation from human to a mermaid when Aryana stripped the necklace of magic pearls. Victor also convinced his mother to come in Capuyao’s residence to believe Aryana was also part of their family. When Elnora saw Aryana’s transformation, she believed that her grand daughter Megan would be a disaster to Aryana. Stella Cervantes, Victor’s wife played by Giselle Toengi, was trying to comfort her daughter Megan when Victor introduced Aryana in his family. Stella and Megan teamed up and didn’t know what to do.

 

After Victor introduced Aryana to his family, Megan realized his father trying to manipulate Aryana is stealing Megan’s father away from her. But Stella insisted Megan to keep spying Aryana. Along in Aryana’s journey, she was in deep trouble keeping her secret to Victor’s family. When Megan learned Aryana was a mermaid, her ideas began massively ugly. While in the mall, Megan and Aryana was supposed to buy Megan’s ideas. But to Aryana’s attention, she lost Megan out of her sight. Megan ordered Aryana to go to the basement where Megan’s real father, played by Richard Quan as Jason, was playing nasty to Aryana. Jason was attempting to steal around Aryana’s neck of necklace with pearl. The security guard shouted all the way from the top. Jason quickly came out to the chase and went home without getting the pearls. Aryana’s life began in jeopardy after she lost her necklace with magic pearl that kept her out of mermaid to human. When Megan found Aryana in one corner, she kept picture of Aryana’s real identity being as a mermaid.

 

Chelsea and Tricia, Megan’s friends, teased Megan a lot what happened to the necklace that has magic pearl. But Hubert came out in nowhere and grabbed Megan’s cellphone while having a conversation with her mother Stella. Hubert threw Megan’s phone to the swimming pool and eventually Megan didn’t upload the video what Aryana became as a mermaid. Hubert, Ian and Marlon were now protecting Aryana out of trouble after what happened to Aryana’s transformation to mermaid. Hubert carried Aryana to his house where Ibiang saw Aryana in mermaid. She instantly gave Hubert a permission to give Aryana granting to live within her house. Megan kept the necklace with the magic pearl in her hands. and later Stella found they can use it against Ofelia and Aryana’s hope to win Victor’s heart.

 

Soon after chasing with the police to find a mermaid in the city of Metro Manila, Marlon, Ian and Hubert were trapped with Aryana. Eventually Elnora learned that the necklace belongs to Aryana was in hands of Megan. Stella personally have grudged to her in-law and pushed from the stairs. Elnora went in comatose after she was rushed to the hospital. Victor and Ofelia tried to pursue where Aryana could lead. But in the wrong direction, Ofelia finally decided putting Aryana out of their lives in the sea. Aryana rejoined with the mermaids and fish-like creature men including Queen Hiyasmin and Neptuna. Queen Hiyasmin gave her word to the mermaids to keep Aryana to them. But one nasty fish-like creature threw a rock to Aryana’s head and it caused a little misunderstanding between humans and fantasy mermaids and fantasy fish-like creature men.

 

What would happen if Aryana becomes human again? Is she will rejoin with her real parents Ofelia, Victor, Andoy, Carlina, Antonia? Or is she will be with the mermaids forever? The curse is not lifted yet to her. Ian, Marlon and Hubert were up to doing something good for Aryana to go back. The ending will end soon in January 25, Friday.The conclusion of the story will reveal after the story nearly ends.

The nature is challenging us to make it change. But to tell the truth, it’s not the nature is getting mad at us. It is us who put them into danger. Life is all about living things and non-living things. But trees and plants and the nature are our home to build. Nature is raging us to build our living, making us to force to leave in our homeland and rushing to our veins to be able build another home. And yet, of course, nothing we can beat until we make it change. This is our food we use to eat, the oregano leaves.

 

Oregano

 

Oregano leaves can be added in italian flavors or to any kind that can be taste in our dishes. I rather put oregano in spaghetti or bolognese. It can help to digest our stomach with this kind of oregano leaves. Oregano is a rich natural source of vitamin K, an important vitamin that is often overlooked. Did you know that oregano has anti-bacterial properties? You can find oregano oil in many specialty and health food shops for this very reason. Oregano contains thymol and carvacrol, two oils which have remarkable bacteria-fighting power. In fact, researchers recently discovered that oregano is a better treatment for giardia than the prescription drug commonly prescribed to treat the illness. Oregano is high in iron, manganese and other important minerals for health. It’s one of the healthiest and tastiest herbs you can try, so if you haven’t stopped reading yet to run out and buy some. FACT: Oregano is a natural source of Omega-3 fatty acids. And also, oregano means “mountain joy” and is a wonderfully aromatic, flavorful herb popularly uses in Spanish and Mediterranean cooking. Oregano also goes by the name marjoram. It also adds depth and savor to any dish, but goes particularly well with tomatoes, eggplant and any meat. Sprinkle some in your scrambled eggs or salad dressings, too. So try to use in your garden and grow some of these to help and reduce your grocery items.

(Reference: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/oregano/#axzz22kRSLvYo)

 

Rizal lamps

 

These Rizal lamps are very fortunate we have in our home. This is very antique already. It is because this has been for ages. This is the lamps that Spaniards and Americans used to have these during before and after the World War 1 and pre-occupied age of 19th century. Where you can see this rizal lamps for now? This has been already, I think, one hundred years or more. If you are thinking about these lamps, try to take care of it. Because this is very expensive and not for sale either.

 

AJ Perez

 

The painful death of AJ Perez is what unlikable come our sadness tragic news. The news spread it quickly as they continued blessing the family to recover. AJ or Antonello Joseph Sarte Perez died at the age of 18 in a vehicular accident in Panigue, Tarlac in April 17, 2010 around 12:20 am in the morning. That very faithful day made his fans crying and weeping day in the sadness Saturday morning. AJ Perez promises his acting career would go on for his death if he still can portray one of his idols, Rico Yan. But Rico Yan also died at the faithful Good Friday, back in Los Palmas, Palawan on March 29, 2002. His last taping was the episode of Maaalaala Mo Kaya of Tsinelas episode.

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