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"I survived Corregidor! "

November 29, 2004 - the day that I thought I was going to be one of those people whose name will be flashed on national television under the heading - "Manifested Casualty". This might be treated as an exagerration by some but for a person who is hydrophobic, agrophobic, mildly clautrophobic - this was my reality.
Out is out.. for now

For three months, we have been treated with a 30-minute ride to the lives of the so-called third gender (I really don't get it why they call it the third gender...is there a first and second gender? hmmmm). It was fun, enlightening and at the same time disorienting. hmmmm.... a gay-oriented show that is makes you disoriented... that's a thought. hmmmm....

But all good things should last. Advertisers, afraid of being labelled as gay-supporters and do not want to position their product in such a way related to gayness weren't strong enough to support the show. Call it media pressure, church pressure, whatever, they just weren't ready to support a cause as controversial as what this show represents. It's odd, and I think un-Filipino. But hey, this is a predominantly Catholic country and we don't want the sensibilities of our sheltered kababayans to be "bent".

For 3 months, we have heard what they have to say, we saw how they lived and …
Life and Changes....

Oh my Gu! The past few days have been like a whirlwind of activities and I must admit that I am taken aback by the changes in the lives of my friends. These made me think not just of my own life but what direction I have to take. Another hayyy.... it's not easy facing the fact that your friends are now scattered and will be scattered in the different parts of the globe.

I have attended another Christening of my inaanak, that's a third I think this year. Gosh! I must be getting old. It seems like yesterday when their parents are just in the courtship process!!! and now there's this bundle of joy who will call me Ninang! :) I like christenings and babies, weddings. It makes me think of my own mortality. That there's more to life than work, work and more work. Besides, at the end of one's lifetime, it's not the position, the achievements but a grave that should be filled with friends, family and the people whose lives you've been part of o…