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    During these times, it's when you desperately hop from one bus terminal to another hoping to get on a bus and arrive home in time for Christmas. What's worse? It's when you find out that the earliest possible time to do that is 4 hours and 45 minutes away. What am I going to do for 4 hours and 45 minutes?


    I can't stand being in a very crowded terminal for hours, so I immediately took a cab and went back to my place amidst heavy traffic. I swear, Cubao is always the last place I would wanna be at. And believe it, the total amount I spent roaming around Cubao via taxi is more than the amount I paid for a 7-hour bus ride.

    Well, perhaps a blessing in disguise? I realized I forgot my phone charger right there in my bed. I had time to rearrange stuff inside my bags, and even to gift wrap.

    Hoping for a safe trip back home.

    Merry Christmas to all.
    Cheers!!!
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    Puto Bumbong

    Today, I had my first simbang gabi for this year; and eaten my first ever puto bumbong too!

    Our province, Ilocos Sur, may be known for it's famous bibingka and kakanin, but I've never tasted a puto bumbong before! I don't even know how it looks like. I bought one outside the church this morning out of curiousity.

    Hmmm... Not bad.
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    Bro, Ikaw Ang Star Ng Pasko.



    Kung kailan pinakamadilim
    Mga tala ay mas nagniningning
    Gaano man kakapal ang ulap
    Sa likod nito ay may liwanag

    Ang liwanag na ito
    Nasa ting lahat
    May sinag ang bawat pusong bukas
    Sa init ng mga yakap
    Maghihilom ang lahat ng sugat

    Ang nagsindi nitong ilaw
    Walang iba kundi ikaw
    Salamat sa liwanag mo
    Muling magkakakulay ang pasko
    Salamat sa liwanag mo
    Muling magkakakulay ang pasko

    Tayo ang ilaw sa madilim na daan
    Pagkakapit bisig ngayon higpitan
    Dumaan man sa malakas na alon
    Lahat tayoy makakaahon

    Ang liwanag na ito
    Nasa ting lahat
    May sinag ang bawat pusong bukas
    Sa init ng mga yakap
    Maghihilom ang lahat ng sugat

    Ang nagsindi nitong ilaw
    Walang iba kundi ikaw
    Salamat sa liwanag mo
    Muling magkakakulay ang pasko
    Salamat sa liwanag mo
    Muling magkakakulay ang pasko

    Kikislap ang pagasa
    Kahit kanino man
    dahil ikaw bro 3x
    Ang star ng pasko

    Salamat sa liwanag mo
    Muling magkakakulay ang pasko
    Salamat sa liwanag mo
    Muling magkakakulay ang pasko

    Ang nagsindi nitong ilaw
    Walang iba kundi ikaw
    Salamat sa liwanag mo
    Muling magkakakulay ang pasko
    Salamat sa liwanag mo
    Muling magkakakulay ang pasko
    (Repeat verse 2x)

    Dahil ikaw bro (3x)
    Ang star ng pasko

    Lyrics By Robet G. Labayen
    Composed by Marcus and Amber Davis
    Produced by CCM, ABS-CBN

    Free MP3 download HERE.


    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
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    Do we have (universal) health care in the Philippines?!?

    Sorry for my ignorance.

    Watching Michael Moore's documentary on free universal health care made me realize that I don't even know what a health care or health insurance is. Maybe because I dread stepping in to a hospital?

    Now I understand what my sister is talking about months ago; Canada has one of the best health care system in the world. They don't pay hospital bills?!? The same is true in the UK, France, and believe it, Cuba!

    If they don't have free universal health care in the US, that makes me believe we don't have this system in the Philippines either? Where in the Philippines could we get free medicines, medical check ups, operations, etc?!? Do we even have such thing as health care?

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