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A great reminder from the Seattle Seahawks

Apart from the fact that sports is my business, I really do enjoy watching games–especially big ones like the Super Bowl. Prior to this year’s Super Bowl, I was torn between rooting for the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos. I like the Seahawks, but I also like Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning because he seems like a great leader and a classy guy. But then I was won over by Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson after reading about his story and...

One of the most amazing stories I’ve encountered lately

Have you heard of the Grapevine Faith Lions and the Gainesville State Tornadoes? If you answered yes, then chances are you probably heard about this story already. But if you’ve never heard of them before, please continue reading! One of the books I’ve been spending time on at the moment is Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference by Max Lucado. In the book, he shared this phenomenal true story of two US high school football teams:...

You have a special message to deliver. Do you know what it is?

Did you know that you’re a messenger? You are. In fact, we’re all messengers. Every day, our lives carry messages. Some of these can be messages of love and hope, and some can be messages of bitterness and anger. The options are endless. Every life tells a different story, and every story is made up of different messages. Do you know what messages you carry? Are your messages getting to where they need to be? I’ll help you answer those...

The hottest rock band in town

Two Sundays ago, I watched a really cool band. I just had to blog about these guys, because watching them was one of the highlights of my month! They had the crowd singing and dancing…everybody had a blast! Introducing, our Kids Church music team! Seriously…are these not the two coolest band members you’ve ever seen? I love seeing our future leaders in action! :) * * * If you liked this, you might be interested in these related posts: Words...

With a little help from my friends! (Part 1)

In just a few days, I’m leaving for a two-and-a-half month trip around the US. It’ll be the longest amount of time away from the Philippines for me since 2002. While I believe it’s going to fly by fast, the extended time away gives me a good excuse to meet up and catch up with friends before I go. And by God’s grace, these last few weeks, everyone’s schedules and plans just fell into place. It’s a blessing to be...

Tribute to MTV Philippines

The Super! section of the Philippine Daily Inquirer made a tribute to MTV Philippines, and they asked some of us to write about our memories. It was one of my toughest assignments ever…there was too much to say! I was still in Boracay with my family when I got the messages from Tammy David and Pam Pastor of Super! so I had to work within the 30 minute computer access I had in the airport to whip up whatever I...

Superhero series: DREW BREES (and a little something about Frank Gansz, Sr.)

One day ago, I had no idea who Drew Brees was. While I don’t follow football religiously, I do enjoy the rare moments that I get to catch a game! Then I watched the Super Bowl (I opted to cheer for the New Orleans Saints!) and I saw this quarterback speak, and immediately I could tell that there was something different. I knew that this was a man of faith. And he doesn’t just talk the talk; based on what...

Superhero series: KYTHE

Today I want to talk about an organization called KYTHE. I’ve been hearing about Kythe since my college days, but I never got around to joining. I’m thankful that I finally had a chance to be a Kythe volunteer last weekend when my family decided to spend a morning at the National Children’s Hospital cancer ward as volunteer play buddies. Kythe is an organization that aims to help alleviate the anxiety of pediatric patients and their families by uplifting their...

Superhero series: JOREL CORPUS

I miss one of my best buddies, Jorel (also known as the guitarist of the local rock band, Kjwan), who’s over at Boston, living it up at his dream school: Berklee College of Music. He recently put together a benefit concert for the Typhoon Ondoy victims. Check it out here: We were already proud of Jorel way before this, but seeing this video reminds me of how much we miss him and how talented, passionate, and selfless this guy really...

Latest update on the Philippines

Day 4! The number of people rescued has increased, but so has the number of fatalities. In case you missed it, the Philippines has been in a state of calamity this past week due to Tropical Storm Ketsana (Philippine name: ‘Ondoy’). I blogged about it here. Photos from TIME Magazine: http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1926456,00.html Photos from LIFE: http://www.life.com/image/91234037/in-gallery/34262/a-killer-flood-hits-the-philippines According to the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC), these are the latest statistics (taken from this article): Reported dead: 240 Missing: 37 Affected Filipinos: 319,881...

Superhero series: C.S. Lewis

From time to time, I feature some people or groups that I think are pretty awesome. It’s called the SUPERHERO SERIES! When I was growing up, I was so captivated by C.S. Lewis‘ The Chronicles of Narnia. I first discovered it when I was in 2nd or 3rd grade through my brother. When I was at home, I would sneak into his room and borrow his books, and when I got to school, I would look for the books, then...

Superhero series: MANNY PACQUIAO

Today’s fight was simply awesome. GREAT JOB, Pacman! I came across one of his entries on his online diary on Yahoo! Sports. I’m assuming this was actually an interview, like one of those, “as told by Manny Pacquiao” things… Anyway, I wanted to highlight this part that made me tear up: “Some people say that when I fight, there is no crime or violence back home, in the Philippines. If that’s true, I’d fight every day. I am proud of...

Superhero series: THE VISAYAN FORUM FOUNDATION, MTV EXIT, and quite possibly, YOU.

From time to time, I feature some people or groups that I think are pretty awesome. It’s called the SUPERHERO SERIES! I finally got to watch Taken with my father. As entertaining as it was (I thought it was a great action flick–awesome plot and script), the trafficking scenes really hit me hard. They hit me hard because those scenes and situations are very real, and I can’t imagine what it’s like for women my age (or younger) to be...

Superhero series: EUGENE TEJADA

From time to time, I’ll be featuring some people who I think are pretty awesome. I’m calling it the SUPERHERO SERIES! I made a new friend recently. His name is Eugene Tejada, and he’s a walking miracle. I first met Gene last January through my friends, LJ and Alex, when he joined us for lunch at Serendra after one of the Sunday morning church services. He came in the restaurant, walking with difficulty, relying on some kind of crutches. I...