My Last Eulogy

I know for a fact how hard it is for one to write a eulogy and I commend those who can bravely do this. I’ve done it once to a little boy I’ve known for just a very short period of time. But nevertheless, it brought back the pain as I typed each word on my keyboard. What more if it is for someone you’ve known all your life? Someone you see each day, whom you spent good times and bad? Someone, who most of the time, you regard as your hero?

I’m far from being perfect. Our family is also far from being ideal. And Daddy is not your typical father figure. He’s far from it actually. As a child growing up, I’ve been sharing Dad’s attention with politics. I remember him entertaining people in our balcony, mix of those who are seeking help and those who just want to share audience with him...

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10 is a Milestone

PSRC has been my 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) home. It accepted me as a newbie in 2003 right after college, me having no clear direction of what I wanted to do. Wait, I distinctly remember that I really wanted to be a bank teller then thinking that I could be home by 3pm. LOL

It was mixed feelings when I left in 2005 right after Nanay died. I really liked what I did then but at the same time I felt that I needed a breather from the research world. Got exhausted from the load that my small team have been handling, yes just the 3 of us in Stat. Services. Not to mention the emotional trauma that my family experienced. Also, I really liked to try banking since most of my college friends were there...

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All For The Metal Card

Two days ago, the world of Philippine Starbucks card collectors suddenly went to a sudden stop with the release of the Special Edition Holiday Card with metal wrap. Excitement was first felt when it was announced officially several weeks back. This will be this year’s installment of the special edition cards after the much-coveted Swarovski card (which I don’t have). So here’s my story…

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Thank U.Po UP Pep Squad

I was a late bloomer when it comes to school activism. During college, I was just school, home, org, school, home, org. That’s about it. Never had the chance to join rallies. And I wasn’t able to watch UAAP games live, UAAP Cheerdance included. So after graduation, when I had the chance I always see to it that I was there live. Even resorting to scalped Patron tickets just watch the UP Pep Squad live. And then I took videos of them to place on my¬†Youtube¬†channel (http://www.youtube.com/kaloysterdotph). And as if it wasn’t enough, I also watch them during their Elevate concerts. Yes I am a fan!

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Like A Thief In The Night

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Like a thief in the night, they sneaked in while everyone were preoccupied. Just like his decades-rule, he snatched democracy from this free country. He ruled with all his might, stepping on anyone and everyone who’ll stand on his way. Just like a thief in the night, he stole lives of people fighting for freedom from the inhumane Martial Law. Just like all his life, he was like a thief in the night, sneaking into the LNMB compound resting peacefully (hopefully NOT!) while victims of his rule have still not attained justice. Just like a thief in the night, he was, he is still, and will forever be a THIEF and not a hero!

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