Monday, October 15, 2007

I've finally met Kapitan ELY BUENDIA!

I had a best Saturday last week. Though it wasn't an out-of-town thing. After realizing that it's almost two that I haven't visited any Malls which I usually do (maybe because I've been into my normal cycle since my Mom was already here having an early Christmas vacation all the way from Dubai). Sa mga ka-officemates ko who's reading this, walang pang chocolates kc nga pasalubongs was sent via "package" by my Mom prior to her departure from Dubai.... hehehe!



I remember drafting an approval letter last Thursday so that the whole IT department would be allowed by our Management to report on Oct. 12 (during the holiday) instead of Saturday. As expected it was approved but with the provisions of keeping all things in order and all reports should be submitted.



Last Saturday, there I am enjoying myself inside Robinsons Manila (I tell you it's almost half-a-year since I was there). To my surprise (Damburskie, listen to this!!!) being set-up at the Atrium is the mini-stage announcing the Mall Tour of one of my favorite band "PUPIL". Yahooo! jackpot!



During highschool (hello to all GEAIS Batch '95 Alumni) though I was so involve in a youth ministerial works, I admire Eheads for the things that they are doing. I mean, they are just so simple wearing chuck taylor, industrial not-so dirty jeans, funny shades, etc. I wonder how they hooked everybody with their ordinary tunes that seems so famous among the youth. They caught everyone's attention!



Then I learned that some of their song's lyrics were being studied in "humanities" inside UP campus (where the band came from). Given that they have not formally undergone any formal music education, I am amazed and grateful being a part of Dekada '90 because of this band.



If I may just mention, I admire the main man of the Eraserheads...Kapitan Ely (as what the industry now call him!!) because of his simplicity in representing not only his group but moreso the Decade of 90's. I'm not an Eheads fan by the way (because I'm Gary V's fanatic hehehe!), but like in other things which surrounding us, I learned that being yourself can actually magnet everyone's attention. Without any effort (like Eraserheads), if we can try to be more contented for who we are, it's the best product that we can offer to the universe then it can result to gaining the respect of general others. We don't need to be a "conservatory music" graduate or learn all the aspect of life to be called geniuses, it's just maximizing what we have in life and enjoy it while staying who we are! 



God created us the way we are. Our uniqueness,
if we can just be contended and enjoy it as a person, it will set us
apart away from those who are "troubled discontended".



Ganda ng album ng "Pupil" wildlife! Band photo shot's are taken by the Philippines Master Rapper turned Christian Musician Francis Magalona....



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Anyway, welcome home Mom!



God bless everyone! Always do good!



TOMY

Monday, October 1, 2007

Back to my Battlefield!

I had a great time last Saturday attending a Child Dedication in Marketplace, Mandaluyong . While we were there, everybody are busy roaming and chatting with each other. Also present are old friends, church mates, and highschool mates. There I am setting in one corner calling some friends over the phone since there are sets of scheduled "weekend gimmicks" with some of my officemates. I have left my mind floating in the air, thinking what list of songs for our videoke session that night.
Back to to place where I am,  the Fastfood hosts are now calling for the Godfathers in front since the ceremony is now about to start (Oh! you might wondering why they held a ceremony in a fastfood restaurant? because this is a Christian  out-of-tradition procedure  that needs a lot of time to explain).  So during the ceremony, we had our community lady pastor who's presiding the activity. I tell you, while we were there setting and intently listening I cannot describe how people especially the children putting their tone higher than the sound system... it was so distractive. Without blaming those insensitive parents, I still kept my cool until finally the closing prayer for the blessing of the child  came to end.



For me this is the perfect picture of who we are sometimes as a person. Unknowingly, we're like those crazy children doing honest mistakes. we're so insensitive that sometimes we are hurting others and affecting their comforts.



But this is not the biggest realization that I have during this event. Be ready because this is BIG... (drum roll pls!)...



God gave me this wonderful  insights...While seeing an old friends, churchmates and etc., I've tried to positively re-evaluate my self, I have compared myself to those who were there... suddenly God's voice came... saying "YOU ARE STILL SERVING ME AND I APPRECIATED IT, IT MIGHT NOT INSIDE THE CHURCH BUT I STILL LOVE IT'S UNIQUENESS. YOU ARE WHAT YOU ARE NOW BECAUSE I WANTED TO. JUST STAY FOCUS, BE CONSISTENT, I'M ALWAYS WATCHING YOU... GO BACK TO YOUR BATTLEFIELD... I NEED YOU TO CONQUER MORE FOR MY GLORY"



The party came to an end. Amidst the noise and haste of this world. In this small corner of the universe. In this tiny chair where I am setting.. I stood and went back to my battlefield.



Thanks to Sir Aquino for his wonderful comment in my last entry...       



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