The Lady In Yellow.

5 08 2009

Madam President Cory Aquino

Today the country pays its last respects to one of the most loved Filipinos that ever lived: The mother of Philippine democracy, President Corazon Aquino.

Thank you for everything that you stood for, thank you for everything you symbolize. In life and even in death, you have united a nation that sorely needs direction. I pray that the fire of unity that currently burns in the hearts of (most) Filipinos today will continue and help drive us to a better future.

Kaye, Daddy and me

My sister, my dad and me circa 1983, after Ninoy’s assassination.

Paalam, Madam Cory.


Farewell, Michael. Thank You For The Music.

8 07 2009

Heal The World

Once upon a time, I had a grade school teacher who believed I could ~actually~ sing.

This was one of the many instances she made me perform on stage. This was when I was in Grade 6 and I din’t know any better. Guess what song I was belting out? Michael Jackson’s “Heal The World”, that’s what. I remember almost not going through with this, just because I din’t have a hat which would have completed my kick-ass costume. Rockstar ┬ácomplex much?

(This came about after I saw some snippets of the MJ tribute online this morning. I remembered I had this old picture in an album somewhere in my room.)