After several months of perfecting my craft in blogging, I’m back to the podium.

Cebu City Binhi Locale President Jan Dave Escano invited me to talk about a topic which should revolve around their months theme: “Kaloob ng Diyos sa Akin ang Dapat Kong Ibigin.” My talk will be the prime motivational speech of the afternoon and will be followed by an inspirational homily by Cebu City Resident Minister Bro. Yolan Estudillo.

After several hours of analyzing the theme, I began to realize how long have I planned to launch a YOUTH POWER SERIES which will help youth-leaders achieve their full potential.

As initial offering, more than a hundred youth from the Cebu City Locale will hear the first of the YOUTH POWER SERIES 1: “8 STATEMENTS FOR ME TO ACHIEVE MY GOAL.”

Excited of what may happen this afternoon, this talk will definitely be a new beginning for me as a youth-leader and adviser.


Blogging is addictive

Definitely, I say, blogging is addictive.

If your mind is like a sponge, blogging should overwhelm you. Imagine, i started blogging 6PM the other day and just finished around 4:00AM today.

Just can’t get out with the hang of writing things — which is my first passion.

One of the best thing that happened today is my paypal account was approved, fully-restored and verified.

This is a new beginning for me as I end another career.

Remembering the past.

To pursue a noble venture in community has been my foremost passion. I had been into serving people since I was in my primary education days.

It was assumed that those who excel academically should be tasked to lead the class. Not long after I graduated grade 5 from Miputak West Elementary School as Second Honors I was elected as the first Vice President in its history.

Then there my passion for community sprung. It was first an appreciation to leadership and the things you can do. During those days, to aim for higher position is prestige and honor. You get to be called “leader”, “president” and anything you want your subject to call you.

It was in my high school days in Andres Bonifacio College where I developed my skills in writing. I can’t call anyone of my teachers as mentor. The fact that they had neglected us so-called nerds for the ‘cool dudes’. Unfortunately, I was no ‘cool dude’ during my first 2-years in high school. That left me no option to express my opinions about things and how they happen on my own way.

Writing began with my simple appreciation of the language, syntax and the effective use of words to rely the information. I was never a bookworm, but I appreciate the dust-filled books of the library as a haven for new information.

Internet was scarce in 1992 and we are forced to smell the scent of the old books should we have any topics to be discussed in class. I tried joining the Blue Quill — the official high school student publication of the school.

to be continued…

Prologue to 2008…


Every year calls for a resolution — things you want to do for the rest of the year.

My personal culture is not as what others think. I take a pause in my ever busy life, distance myself from the buzz of urban living and see how had I been for the past year.

As I may recall it, through God’s Divine Providence I am thankful of the following 2007:

  • no serious family illness in my family
  • Tatay was assigned back here in Cebu South
  • My ‘lil sisters Wewet and Badi went back to school life
  • My younger brother Cocoy found a satisfying high paying job from his long time hobby and passion as a professional gamer
  • Ate Venus found a new job as ESLTeacher
  • promoted three times — from Market Development Officer to Market Development Specialist of Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation, Inc.
  • part of the remarkable team who ran the Cebu X 2007
  • became project director of the three major Christian youth activities in the church, namely: the General Youth Assembly(GYA), Christian Youth Month (CYM) and the Children’s Worship Service (CWS) Day.
  • been one of the kuya to the current to new breed of Christian Brotherhood International (CBI) Cebu South District officer.
  • finished my Masters in Business Administration (MBAE) from Southwestern University and gained new “master” friends.
  • visited Singapore and Malaysia for my master degree Educational Tour
  • delegate of the Intfair XVII training program held in Rotterdam, Netherlands with international exhibitions exposure in Koln Messe, Cologne, Germany.
  • side-trips Brussels, Belgium and Paris, France after visiting Amsterdam, Modurodam and The Hague, The Netherlands.
  • had a sweet little niece named KIM and watching naughty nephew JEBOT grow.

  • learned the wonders of BLOGGING.
  • humbly honored by the leadership and competence shown by CBI Alumni and officers.
  • found new level of friendship from my best friend Bembol and Ivan, and
  • knew how true love means with my dear “princess” Ayen

Definitely, the year that was is the beginning of another fruitful year ahead.