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  • Ang Puno ng Santol

    I love trees. I feel bad every time I see people cutting them down.

    I literally grew up with this santol tree. I'm not sure of its age but it probably is older than me. When I was a kid, we use to sell its fruits for 50 cents a piece...

    The place where it stands has become one of our favorite spots when taking pictures at home. It's got a huge trunk, almost twice my body size:


    Standing tall at around 40 feet:


    We never had plans to cut this tree down, so I was surprised to see this last weekend, when I arrived:

    Illegal logging happened at our front yard!

    I don't know the exact reason why, but my father said he'll replace it with rambutan. Ain't gonna cry over spilled milk, so we made the most of what was left:





    I'd forever miss that tree...

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    20 Friggin Something Has Gone So Fast

    I wish I could go back to those days when celebrating my birthday is something that I always look forward to. When it was just all about having fun. When you don't have to think about the things that you have done, should have done, and should be doing. No worries!

    I thank God for teaching me some of life's most important lessons these past years and I am happy that I've learned my lessons early. I have always been blaming Him all along and I'm glad I finally get to understand why.

    2010 didn't start well for me. But everything that I've been through is all worth it. I never enjoyed life before as I do now. I realized it's not too late for me to catch up. To do things that I thought I should have been doing way way back.

    I'm not being preachy, but I know and I've finally accepted that God has better plans for me. But saying "I am 20-friggin-something years old" is not cool though!

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