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Salamat na din November 28, 2008

Filed under: Kasalukuyan — lhay @ 11:36 am

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Maraming Salamat sa Chocolate, pinapataba mo ako masyado, request ko sa susunod na bigay mo yung dark chocolate naman ha…

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Maraming Salamat din sa Skittles, alam mong favorite ko sya pero sana sinamahan no na din ng jelly beans at gummy bears…

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Maraming Salamat sa pendant, pero sana di mo na lang inukit yung namesung ko , balak ko kasi syang ibigay sa kaibigan ko eh…

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At Maraming salamat sa ring, pero nakita ko may tatak na 92.5 Silver from Italy, hinihintay ko yung white gold na ibibigay mo, asahan ko yon…

**Take Note: PIKTYUR LANG ANG LAHAT NG YAN, hindi pa sya totoo**

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Ang huling 12 litrato November 15, 2008

Filed under: Kahit Ano lang — lhay @ 11:48 am

Mahilig akong kumuha ng litrato pero di ibig sabihin nun magaling na akong kumuha. Minsan gamit ko ang aking Olympus 795 SW, 1.5 m Shock + 10 meters waterproof + 100 kgf Crush Proof Digicam …lalo na kapag ang pupuntahan ko ay mga beach.

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Minsan naman ang aking iPhone 3G 16 GB… madalas gamit ko ito sa mga gimik.

 

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Pero ito talaga ang aking buddy, si Samsung SGH-F210, maka-masa dahil maliit lang 87.38 x 20.5 mm lang size nya, very handy , super gaan (72 grams) at saktong sakto sa kamay ko…dala-dala ko sya saan man ako pumunta…

 

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  – Swivel Design

  – Dual Interface (Music Player UI / Normal Phone UI

  – 262144 Colour TFT Screen (128 x 220)

  – Music Player (MP3 / AAC / AAC+ / WMA)

  – WMDRM / OMA DRM v1.0 / Background Music Play)

  – Music Library / Equalizer / Music Setting Wizard / ID3 Tag

  – Click Wheel Navigation

  – 2 Megapixel Camera (2x Zoom)

  – Internal Memory: 1GB Nand Flash

  – External Memory: microSD Slot (up to 2GB)

  – Tri-band / EDGE / GPRS

  – Windows Media Player 10 Compatible

  – FM Radio with RDS

  – Bluetooth v2.0 EDR / USB 2.0

  – Music Recognition

  – MMS / JAVA / WAP 2.0

  – Video Recording & Messaging

  – Dimensions : 87.8 x 31 x 20.5 mm
  – Necklace Earphone in box
  – Weight : 72 gms.

  – Battery : 750 mAH
  – Talk Time : up to 3.3 hrs.
  – Standby Time : up to 265 hrs.
  – Playing MP3 on off-line mode : up to 18 hrs.

 

Dahil siya ang madalas kong kasama, basta’t may pagkakataon sya ang gamit ko sa pagkuha ng mga kung ano ano sa paligid, ito ang mga huling 12 litrato na nakuhanan ko gamit ang aking Samsung SGH-F210:

1. USOK – di ko alam kung bakit ko kinuhanan itong usok na ito mula sa bunganga nung balahura kong kaibigan. Nagbabakasakaling maka buo ng hugis barko mula sa usok ng sigarilyo. Watta talent.

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2. STAGE SA CHIKKA GRILL DUBAI– Natuwa kasi ako dun sa Philippine Flag sa background nung stage, kaya natuwa akong kuhanan. Astig ng Pinoy Band na nag peperform dyan that time, kalimutan ko lang yung name. Kinakanta nila ang LOW-LOW-LOW-LOW-LOW-LOW-LOW nung kinuhanan ko yan.

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3. HEINEKEN – Yan ang ininom ko sa CHIKKA GRILL DUBAI, libre yan kasi kilala ko yung naka-assign na bar tender…kung sinuswerte ka nga naman… whew!

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4. SISIG – Syempre mawawala ba ang pulutan sa inuman??? (Puta… patayan na lang oh?) Pero hindi na yan libre ha, may bayad na, Napakasarap ng sisig na yan…promise!

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5. CAKE & MALBORO – CHECKERS Dubai, Yung cake akin, pero yung Malboro Lights sa kanila. Eat and Drink all you can dyan.

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6. VEGGIE SALAD – CHECKERS Dubai pa rin, ummm appetizer ko sana yan eh kaso mas ginawa ko syang pulutan…

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7. ISDA SA AQUARUIM – Obyus naman eh kaso natuwa lang ako sa isda ni Kuya kasi di ko namamalayan ang laki na pala, dati kasi sinlaki lang ng sapsap eh ngayun mala tilapia na ang laki. Ayos ito kapag walang ulam, mai-prito…

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8. FRIED NOODLES – INDO MIE ang tatak, Indonesian Noodles, sinlasa lang sya ng Lucky Me pancit canton pero mas masarap, makikita niyo sya sa mga suking tindahang nagkalat sa kanto ng UAE. Hinaluan ko sya ng 2 Itlog kaso sa nakikita nyo sa litrato 3 ang pula. Kaya kinuhanan ko.

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9. FRIED NOODLES 2 – CLOSE UP, kasi para maka siguro ako na tama ang aking nakikita, kinuhanan ko pa sya ng isang beses yung mas malapit sa cam. 3 talaga yung pulang itlog, ang galing.. yung isang itlog kasi kambal ang laman…

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10. SI MING-MING – Alaga kong laruan na daga.. Malikot yan at makulit kung saan saan pumupunta at nagsusuot, minsan nangangapit bahay pa at kinabukasan pa bago bumalik sa akin.

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11. SI MING-MING 2 – Sya ulet, tignan mo nga naman itong si ming-ming, papampam, kinuhanan ko sya sa dati kong trabaho habang bisi ako sa pag plu-plurk este sa pag gawa ng report, ayan sya at nagpapapansin..tsk…

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12. B1 & B2 – Finale, ewan ko kung anong nangyare kay B1 At B2, nagbugbugan ata or nag dive sa langis kaya yan ang napala, buti nga.

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Nissin’s Eggnog November 1, 2008

Filed under: Mga Nakaraan — lhay @ 12:09 pm

Nagtirik si ate ng 7 kulay yellow na kandila sa ibaba ng building namin para gunitain at ipagdasal ang aming kamag anak ng sumakabilang buhay na. Umakyat si ate sa taas at naiwan ako sa ibaba ng building habang hawak hawak ang isang puting kandila.

Pagkalipas ng isang minuto sinindihan ko ang kandila at tinitigan ang mumunting apoy na sumasayaw habang itinatayo ito sa lupa. Muling nagbalik sa aking ala-ala ang nakaraan.

Minsan naging avid fan din ako ng isang celebrity, di ko din akalain na darating ako sa sitwasyon na klangan kong abangan ang bawat pelikula, palabas at commercial nya sa TV. Walang iba ito kundi si Ricardo Carlos Castro Yan o mas kilala nilang Rico Yan.

 

Rico Yan

(March 14, 1975–March 29, 2002)

Hindi pa artista si Rico Yan, hinangaan ko na agad sya unang kita ko pa lang sa kanya sa  commercial ng Nissin Eggnog (ito yung commercial ng 2 babae na binabase nila sa ilang piraso ng eggnog ang kakainin nila ang ranking sa mga dumadaan na lalake, tapos nung dumaan si Rico , sya ang may pinakamadaming eggnog na nakuha, 10 eggnog ang binigay sa kanya) nway, dun pa lang sinubaybayan ko na agad ang carreer ni Rico. Hanggang sa nagkaroon na sya ng mga iba pang commercials like Master Eskinol, Greenwich Pizza, Reinforest Water, Blue tab jeans, Molecules Shirt, Talk N’ Text, etc).

Pinapanood ko at sinusubaybayan ang Gimik kung saan ginagampanan nya si Ricky, Whattamen bilang Castro, MaraClara bilang Derick, Mula sa Puso bilang Gabriel, at San ka man naroroon bilang Daniel, hindi dahil sa maganda ang istorya or dahil kapamilya ako, isa lang dahilan, dahil nandun at mainstay si Rico.

Hindi ko man nasubaybayan ang lahat ng kanyang pelikula pero may ilan-ilan din akong napanood gaya ng Madrasta ginampanan niya si Dondie, Paano ang Puso ko bilang Jason, FLAMES bilang Joel, Dahil mahal na mahal kita bilang Miguel ang pinaka huli nyang pelikula na Got to Belive in Magic bilang Lorenz.

He smartly ventured into business and became one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the land, kung saan isa lang sa kanyang mga business ay ang Java Hut, Tequila Joe Grill and Restaurant located in Makati, Timbuktu in Malate, Buddy Burger and Orbitz Pearl Shake.

He was chosen as the most outstanding role model for the youth and became the Department of Education’s official ambassador in reaching out to out-of-school youths and encouraging the 20 million students nationwide to stay in school.

He declared: “Education is the key and the only weapon to solve the social ills in the society.”

He did charity acts for the poor and the elderly, most of which were unpublished, done in secrecy.

Halos lahat sa kanya siguro alam ko na, Course, Lasalista, Favorite Colors, Food, Music etc. Alam ng kamag-anak ko at mga kaibigan ko ang pagmamahal at atensyon na binibigay ko kay Rico Yan noon. Hanggang sa malaman ko noon ang isang balita:

Wala ng pasok sa skul dahil bakasyon na, 2nd year college ako at dahil nakatira ako sa Lola ko sa Manila , bago umuwi sa mga Parents ko sa Cavite dumaan lang ako sandali sa tita ko sa makati para bumisita. Pag dating ko ng Makati, brownout sa mga Tita ko pero may telepono. Doon ako nakatanggap ng 5 text messages sa aking Nokia 3215 na selpon. Halos lahat magkakaparehas ng message: “Uyyy, alam mo na ba nangyari kay Rico?”.

Buti na lang may telepono kila Tita noon dali dali kong tinawagan ang isa kong kaibigan upang tanungin sila kung bakit, di ko daw ba napanood sa tv ang nangyari kay rico? Sabi ko na lang, wala pa ako sa Cavite at nasa Makati pa ako, wala akong napanood dahil brownout, para ako isang kamag-anak or gilfriend ni Rico na ayaw nila sabihin sa akin kung anong nangyari kay Rico na alam nilang ikasasakit ng damdamin ko. Basta manood na lang daw ako ng tv. Blangko wala akong nakuhang impormasyon.

Tinawagan ko ulet ang isa kong kaibigan upang alamin kung anong nangyari kay Rico. Hindi ko pa daw ba alam? Hindi ko daw ba napanood sa tv or narinig man lang sa radyo? Hello, magtatanong ba ako kung alam ko? Ni isa walang nagsabi sa mga kaibigan ko kung anong nangyari kay Rico.

Habang nsa daan pauwi ng Cavite, sari saring emosyon ang bumabalot sa akin, inis, asar, lungkot at kaba. Halo halo na, hindi ako mapakali, para akong isang girlfrend na hindi alam ang nangyayari sa kasintahan. Nakarating ako ng Cavite at dali daling binuksan ang gate papasok ng bahay. Andun sa terrace ang Dad ko kasama ang iba pa naming kapitbahay, nag-iinuman, ke aga-aga pa. Kasunod kong pumasok sa gate ang isa pa naming kapitbahay habang isinisigaw ang: “Patay na si Rico………. Puno, narinig ko sa radyo”.

It was Good Friday so I knew that local TV stations, radio and even newspapers were off. I didn’t bother to confirm it.

Sus, yun naman pla eh ,sabi ng isip ko, kala ko pa naman si Rico Yan na, napabuntong hininga ako ng malalim at lumuwag na kahit papano ang pakiramdam pero hindi nawala ang uunting kabang bumabalot sa akin. parang may mali pa rin.

Dali dali akong pumasok sa kwarto pagkatapos kong mag mano sa aking ama , hindi ko na nagawa pang alamin kung nasaan ang aking ina, ate at kuya. Sabay lock ng pinto. Binuksan ang TV at ito ang mga eksenang nakita ko:

 

The Death of Rico Yan that Shocked a Nation, I only overheard it ang wasn’t quite sure if i heard it right so i brushed it aside.  Local stations were still supposed to be off air until Easter Sunday but Rico’s sudden death had cut the media people’s vacation. Rico’s family asked for privacy. Tumulo ang luha ko ng di ko namamalayan habang nakaharap sa tv at pinapanood ang mga pangyayari. Si Rico Yan. He died because of pancreatitis a natural death also known as bangungot.

Hundreds of his followers had already trooped to La Salle Greenhills where his remains were brought. They said the people would have to wait till Monday before they will be allowed to enter.

Naturally, many people complained. “Why are they doing this? Rico is a public figure,” they argued. Of course some had even come from the provinces to pay their last respect to their idol only to find out that the gates would remain shut to them after long hours of waiting under the terrible summer sun.

Despite the well-broadcasted strict security, people kept on pouring to La Salle every hour. It reminded me of Edsa Dos and Edsa Tres both of which took place at the Edsa-Ortigas intersection less than a kilometer from the school. Wow! These people haven’t even met Rico in person and yet there they are. They weren’t there hoping they could catch a glimpse of celebrities who would attend the wake; they mourning was genuine.

As for me, I waited for the proper time that Rico’s family allotted for his fans to come.

That evening, accompanied by my boyfriend, we went to La Salle to pay my last respects to Rico. Fans were still there shaking the gates along Ortigas where they were supposed to enter. The gates were closed to the public as early as 5 pm but people still kept on coming. The security guards where using a megaphone to keep everything in order. I saw some people sleeping on the streets in their sleeping bags.

As an alumnus girlfriend, I had no problem entering after showing the proper identification of my boyfriend.

Most of Rico’s other friends were outside the chapel oblivious to the crowd peeking at the gate near the chapel. Before I entered the chapel I took a minute to reply to some text messages knowing them im in Rico’s wake at that moment. Then I shut my phone off.

The chapel’s door was closed shortly after we entered. The reason was the evening mass was just about to start. Before taking my seat I looked back outside the glass doors and I saw none other than the former First Lady, now Senator Loi Estrada standing outside.

The mass was short but very solemn. Afterwards, I viewed the remains. Rico looked regal lying inside the bluish casket. His face looked bright and peaceful. It doesn’t look like he has make up. His hair was neatly combed. His gray suit was clean and ironed. Para lang syang natutulog. I secretly grab my handkerchief from my bag. And pasimple kong pinahid sa casket.

Honestly, I never saw him personally. I was once went to Timbuktu in Makati hoping I can see Rico. Pero hindi ko sya nakita. 

Rico was always upbeat, enthusiastic, and ready to burst with laughter anytime as his friends say. He may look formal in his eternal sleep, but the appearance embodied the real quintessence of his greatness.

Even as I bid my personal farewell to Rico, I also took the liberty of conveying to him the affection, esteem, respect and gratitude of the millions more who may not be given the chance to transmit their messages in right front of him.

Who could ever forget the images on TV such as the old lady paying her respects on the street outside? One late evening, Rico saw her selling in the streets and asked her to wait. He came back later to give her 10,000 pesos just like that.

As we made our humble exit, I did see some politicians and celebrities. Veteran actor Eddie Garcia stood out. I didn’t know he was that tall. Almost instantly I recalled one episode of a TV drama where Rico took care of his old and dying teacher played by Mr. Garcia. The story had a twist in the ending for it was the balikbayan boy played by Rico who died first.

Remembering all these on a night like that made me feel like I was in the twilight zone. Only, this was real.

Rico Yan died at 27. There was absolutely nothing in the world that could have prepared us for it. Tragic, shocking, devastating — no matter how we try to describe it, it’s still unthinkable. It hasn’t quite sunk in. And I don’t think it will sink in for a long long time. That fact that a guy so full of life, so highly popular, and at the peak of his career, can go so suddenly is just beyond us. Even if you’re not a showbiz follower, you’d be a hypocrite to say that you weren’t somehow affected by his death.

It is not just the death of a popular actor. Rico Yan’s death is a jolting reminder of how vulnerable we all are. Without any exception, all of us can go at any time and at any place. Heck, I can go while writing this piece now. And that is a sobering thought, so I’m going to try to do a good job.

 

 

 

 

The dimples graced the soft lines of a very handsome face.

Yan ang businessman: Many will remember Rico Yan
as a dramatic actor and comedian but we musn’t forget
the other facets of his full life. He learned
to invest his money wisely in business, while helping
a lot of people through his foundation.

The mystique of Rico Yan owes nothing to ideology. He was a victim of his own destiny as we all are in our own turn. He is the wholesome kid, the good boy as an icon of his own generation. We don’t have to fanthom the mystique of Rico Yan or of the cult it has evoked. It has a validity of its own.

“Good night, sweet prince. And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”