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Ang Tunay na Lalaking “Ikaw Na”

Kung kaya mong sumayaw na napapanganga ang mga nanunuod sayo, ikaw na.

Kung kaya mong gumawa ng masterpiece sa offering envelope, tissue at sa kung ano mang pwedeng sulatan ng bolpen, ikaw na.

Kung kaya mong gumawa ng mga dekalibreng video sa loob ng kwarto mo, ikaw na.

Kung kaya mong mag-edit ng bag, t-shirt, baller at kung ano pa mang kayang pagandahin, ikaw na.

Kung kaya mong bigyan ng kulay at dating ang mga sulatin ng mga tao, ikaw na.

Kung kaya mong maging isang kahangahangang estudyante habang walang patid na binibigyan ng karangalan ang Panginoon, ikaw na.

Kung ikaw ay isang mabuting kaibigang nandyan lagi para sa iba at handang maglingkod ano mang oras, ikaw na.

Kung ikaw si Brian Villavicencio, ikaw na talaga! 

To my batch mate, my colleague, my brethren, my brother and my friend:

Happy Birthday Brader Vee! Inspirasyon at biyaya ka sa akin at sa lahat ng taong parte ng buhay mo! 


Sa ganitong paraan pagliwanagin ninyo ang inyong ilawan sa harap ng mga tao upang makita nila ang inyong mabubuting gawa. Sa gayon ay luluwalhatiin nila ang inyong Ama na nasa langit. Mateo 5:16


Bigyan ng Jacket!

Do you wan’t to earn yourself a free jacket?

Then stick close to my friends, Gino and Mike of Lifebox UST. Do something significant  or anything that will grab their attention, and maybe you’ll get them to shout: “Bigyan ng Jacket!” (Give him/her a jacket!)

This phrase had become an ice-breaking expression for us lately. And for those who get to watch too much television, you’d know that we got this from a popular game show hosted by Willie Revillame. In this particular program, participants usually come with their loved ones and are asked to say a message of appreciation, encouragement or gratitude to one another. More often than not, tears will be shed and hearts will be moved during this exchange of words. And when those moments come, the popular phrase is pronounced: “Bigyan ng Jacket!” Read More…

Are You Brave Enough?

What does it take to jump off a cliff knowing that the only thing that secures your life is a mesh of rubber bands wrapped around your body? Or to stand before an angry mob with nothing but a sword and a shield? Or to leave the comforts of your home and toil in a foreign nation not knowing what awaits you, believing that by doing so you could provide a decent life for your family?

One word: Courage.

I would love to try extreme sports. I am a big fan of movies displaying heroism and bravery. I admire the hearts of people who go abroad with the noble desire to provide well for their family. All these things are an inspiration to be courageous. But is it only in such examples of extraordinary moments that courage is needed? We all know it’s not. Read More…