Wednesday, September 29, 2010

WedPost: When I Fall in Luv...


That would be my first lines for this WedPost after I rested for a week. Ah yah, the composition of words might tell it all.

It may not be so common for my case, yet the fact of that irony is this: that when you fall in love, you tend to break any barrier that you have between you and somebody you love. Never mind what would the people tend to say, what's important for you is your emotions for somebody that is the apple of your eye.

This may make some think of me as a frantic though, but what the heck? After all, it's still in its blooming stage, nothing more deeper. Kaso nga lang, you'd still can't help it but... know what I mean.

Well, if she can read this post (though alam kong wala namang nagbabasa ng mga blogpost ko...), I just want to tell you that though you were hurt and broken from your past relationship, I would just be here for you. You may consider me or not, but always remember, andito lang ako para sa iyo. Huwag mong iisipin kung ano ang sasabihin ng iba. Manhid na tayo dyan.

Basta, kung gusto mong maging masaya, wag kang titingin lang sa malapit.
Look way beyond. The sea is very vast! Marami kang makikita...

...tulad ko.


........MOOOOOOOOOVING ONNNN!!!!!!!........


Kudos, CCS @ 7!

The Confraternity of Catholic Saints will be celebrating its 7th Anniversary on Friday, Oct. 01. Well, after those years of hard work in silence, what did we gained?

We gained a lot! Lots of blessings from the Lord Jesus, the Eternal High Priest, and from Mary, Queen and Mother of All Saints. Never to forget St. Therese of Lisieux and all our Patrons, and al the White-robed Army of the Saints that guided us on the way to holiness.

Eversince we declared 2010 as the Year of Holiness, blessing after blessing came to the CCS Family. Some most notable are:

~the Fraters were given a deep definition. As of now, the CCS Fraters are (unofficially) called Brothers of Jesus, the Eternal High Priest. Deeply rooted to our ministry and love for the liturgy, we wish to offer our lives and everything we do to Jesus, as the Eternal High Priest who offers sacrifice every moment through the Eucharist.
~Now, Bahay ni Juan is a reality. The House is situated in Marikina City. The House is now considered as the Office of the Vice-postulation of Bl. Ivan Merz, and the formation house of the Confraternity. Though it is now far from the real center of the CCS (the Diocese of Cubao), we are still under the pastoral care and guidance of the Diocese and of its Ordinary.
~Finally, the fact that we are already seven years old. Something that must be given thanks to God for.

With this, I would like to greet all the members of the Confraternity of Catholic Saints: the Brothers, the Cooperators and the Scholars. Most especially, greetings to the Pioneer Fraters who welcomed the Holy Spirit into their life, and opened the way for the CCS to prosper and proceed in its way.

At the end, we continue to work and pray AD MAIOREM DEI GLORIAM!!!


........MOOOOOOOOOVING ONNNN!!!!!!!........


~ Happy Sacerdotal Anniversary today (Sept. 29) to Rev. Fr. Jun Erlano.
~ Congratulations to Rev. Fr. Adonis Saclolo on his Ordination last Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010. Tomorrow will be his Thanksgiving Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, Quezon City.
~ Hello to all my BSE-4B classmates! Special greetings go to my Ghoy Ghang friends!!!

KuyaZeke,ccs 092910 :)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


One of the most anticipated events of the whole AY in CMU-College of Education is the Education Week. As a BEEd, and BSE Stud, one can't help it but join the events because it is here where we show up our utmost skills, socialize with people, and most of all, it is here where we enjoy what it is to be an Educ Student.

As for me, it was this week this year where I showed up my wacky side not only to the College, but also to the Whole University. Why? It is because aside from being one of the prod staff for Mr. and Ms. Educ (which I shared in my old WedPosts), I was given the chance to host the majority of the competitions of the Week, i.e. Singing Contest, Dance Contest and Glee-inspired Contest.

Not to boast at all, but I became a star for a moment because of the stints, and shout-outs like Mooooooving On!!!..... (with matching echo and light effects), and Party Party!!! (which was so strong the audience can't help but dance!). It was my way of showing the world that I still have something to show, even though I was ridiculed the whole year round. Good thing, the students was set in the mood.

But the most ridiculous and most hilarious thing I did in the Educ Week was this: giving birth to a new personality. It all happened on the pageant night of Mr. and Ms. Education. Actually, I didn't do my job as stage manager, because my professor gave me two jobs: hosting and giving birth to a star for a night. I did it, and Ms. Maria Vitoyari Kaj was born... and died on the same night. I never thought that I could cross-dress and host with poise and glam. Though I heard well and enough that I ruined the event (and my reputation for that), still I heard much praise for a job so funny and good-looking.

For that, I was considered by the professors as The Lifesaver. Another commented, "You were a saint by day and a scandalous host by night." And another, "Hindi ko maisip na magsusuot ka ng ganyan, pero ang galing mo!!!"

Yet, I promise in the name of my profession (through the CCS), I will never cross-dress again. This would be my first and last time that I will wear a woman's dress. I enjoyed though, but still, it's not worth the dress. I always remember that I am a professed lay, and I will continue to abide by my vows.

Nevertheless, it was still a week well-spent, thanks to the people I mingled with, especially my friends and classmates, the candidates and production staff of Mr. and Ms. Education 2010, the professors, and the students which rode with my every stint and laughed and party-ied their hearts out.

I also greet warm congratulations to the personalities which emerged victorious in the competitions, especially to Mr. Ysmack Fornelos (photo, in polo) and Ms. Aubrey Trajano, our Mr. and Ms. Educ 2010.

Likewise, kudos to the people who were the brains of the Educ Week 2010, especially to Dr. James Arasad, OIC of the college, Ms. Veronica Francisco, Ms. Lia Domingo, Ms. Juliet Sanopo, Ms. Flor Tayco, and the Educators' Club, headed by Mr. Franz Sevilla. Kudos as well to the different clubs which stood side by side, and the student volunteers (me included) which helped the college in giving out a very special Week for us all.

Though this is my last Educ Week with my real classmates, every moment was still worth it. I will never forget this edition of the Educ Week for the rest of my student life. This one will never be forgotten in one way or another.

KuyaZeke,ccs_091510 :)

Friday, September 03, 2010

Ur Sunday Dose: Want to Follow Him?

September 05, 2010
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lk 14,25-33


When we love somebody, we do everything for him/her to be pleased. We try our best not to cheat at the back of our lover. Parents are against the love we have for each other, yet we fight for it. However, we are hurt to the bones when we hear the news that our bf/gf has another love, and he/she loves him/her more than he/she does for us. It is the point of death for the relationship, as the two ex-lovers tend to break up. He/she is not honest.

Likewise, when we tend to follow Christ in anyway possible, we tend to follow his commandments and stay away from doing bad and from its source: the world and all its riches. People are scandalized when we become an active church org member, only to fill ourselves with the monthly butaw. It goes the same way when we hear of a priest marrying a woman, or living with his family at the Parish Convent. It is like the priest is way out of his head.

We see, living a holy life means giving up everything for God. If we love God, we are ready to leave whatever we have to follow his footsteps, becoming a servant of all.

This is clearly pointed out in Christ's words in this Sunday's Gospel Proclamation: If anyone comes to me without hating his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.

We know of God as a loving, yet jealous God. He loves us alright, that's why He sent Jesus for us to be saved from doom. Yet, he desires that everyone who follows His path of Holiness should neglect everything that has nothing to do with being holy. He wants every desire to be for him alone, and not shared with everything of this world.

As Jesus said somewhere in the Gospel, You cannot serve two masters... you should not love God and Mammon. It is the contrary which we do nowadays. We go to church on Sunday to praise God, and spend the Monday-Saturday to work for our worldly desires. Very ironic, noh? We are very much out of the line. If we go to church on Sunday, likewise we should live what we've heard inside the church from Monday to Saturday.

And so, would you want to follow Him?

Following Christ is hearing His words and doing its demands: Loving God above all and Loving our Neighbor like we do ourselves. And this requires our total focus and desires. It is Above all priorities and wants.

Following Christ is Ora et Labora. Not always praying, not always working. It is a jive of prayer and work for God's glory.

Following Christ is leaving everything behind. I mean, everything. It is hard, right, that's why He said Many are called, and yet few are chosen. Only those who persevere at the end are truly worthy of being Christ's follower.

Following Christ is being happy despite the tragedies. St. Francis said, "...Above all the graces and gifts of the Holy Spirit which Christ gives to His friends is that of conquering oneself and willingly enduring sufferings, insults, humiliations, and hardships for the love of Christ. For we cannot glory in all those other marvelous gifts of God, as they are not ours but God's..." In short, if we are facing a lot of hardships, and yet we are able to face it knowing that Christ is there with Him, then we are following the right path. We are following Christ.

Following Christ means following him through it all. It may hurt much, yet we know that at the end of the day, we are happy, consoled and full of happiness.


Wednesday, September 01, 2010

WedPost: It's the BER Months again!!!


Well, today is SEPTEMBER 01! It's the first day of the BER Months. I expect that in just a few days, we can hear again the timeless melodies such as Silent Night, Himig Pasko, and Bro, Ikaw ang Star ang Pasko!

And with hearing these songs, comes the thought of excitement. We all know that here in RP, Christmas begins in September and ends in January. The Magic of Pinoy Christmas doesn't wither every passing year. It just keeps getting better and better despite the poor stature that we Filipinos have.

Though we are scarce in money, food and other things, still the Magic of Pinoy Christmas takes away all tears and makes everyone smile to the ears. In reality, whatever may be the outcome of the year for everyone, still the Christmas Fever makes one leave a year and enter another in all smiles.


Moving on...

Being the Canvassing Officer is one of my tough jobs ever undertaken. I just realized that while the professors take charge of the remittance of money, still my job is very crucial. It is so, since the ballots would all come from me.

I also go with their rounds as their assistant campaign manager. We are spending the whole day of Tuesday (31 August... kahapon) and Thursday (02 September... bukas) going inside different classrooms, and having a meet-and-greet experience with the students of the college. Mingling with the candidates is a very happy experience. You don't only get to know different candidates from the four year levels, but likewise, we get to know their skills, and feel how their classmates and schoolmates show their support in any way.

Well, the heat rises as the days count to the pageant day. Their stress also rises, yet as I always say to them, Wag kayong mag-alala. Pagkatapos nito, ang lahat ay magiging iba na para sa inyo. Everything is going to be worth it.


Sa isang banda, I just would want to thank Mr. Raymart Cacho for making me one of the Admins of the College of Education Page at Facebook. As of yesterday, the professors accepted the page with a smile. Same thing with the numerous friends and students who liked the page. Now everyone, alumni or student, will be informed ahead of the upcoming programs of the college.

Likewise, I heard the news that my article for the Silver Jubilee of Bishop Deo will be the headline of TIMBULAN, our parish paper. I don't know when will it be out for distribution, but the thought of it makes me smile well and enough.

Kudos to everyone who continues to trust me, though however frail and weak I am.

KuyaZeke,ccs_090110 :)