Raoul Angelo Atadero Topped 2011 Bar Exams (2011 Philippine Bar Exams Result)

Among the 6,200 law graduates to took the Bar exam last year it was Ateneo Law Graduate Raoul Angelo Atadero who got the top spot.

Announced by 2011 Bar Exams Chairman Justice Roberto Abad this afternoon at the Supreme Court, Atadero with an average of 85.5%, bested other examiness to be this year’s BAR top notcher. Together with him in the top 10 were

2. Luz Danielle O.Bolong als from Ateneo de Manila University with the average of  84.56%
3. Cherry Liez O. Rafal-Roble of Arellano University with 84.46%
4. Rosemil R. Bañaga of Notre Dame University getting 84.1%
5. Christian Louie C. Gonzales of University of Sto. Tomas with 84.12%
6. Ivan M. Bandal from Silliman University getiing 84.09 %
7. Eireene Xina M. Acosta of San Beda College with 84.07%
8. Irene Marie P. Qua another from Ateneo de Manila University getting 84.06%
9. Elaine Marie G. Laceda of Far Eastern University-DLSU (Juris Doctor-MBA) with the an average of 84.04%
10. Rodolfo Q. Aquino of San Beda College with 83.73%

It was noted that this year’s Bar was among the highest percentage of passers at 1,913 out of 6,200 examinees or 31%. And notably no one from the UP College of Law made it to the top 10 this year.

Complete list of the names of 2011 passers can be viewed here.

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Day 25 : Prosecution rested its case (Corona Impeachment Trial)

After 25 trial days the prosecution panel finally decided to rest their case on the articles of impeachment against Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona.

Just at the start of the trial, the day seemed leading to some unusual events. Before it can take-off in today’s trial the presiding justice needed to suspend the start of the trial because of some logistical problems from the defense panel with most of their counsels including lead defense counsel former Justice Serafin Cuevas stranded in Manila traffic due to the evangelical event of Iglesia ni Cristo in Quirino Grandstand.

But to compensate for the waiting of Cuevas’ arrival they agreed to have the prosecution presented it’s next witness pending the cross examination of ABS-CBN cameraman Ed Llosala. Prosecution then presented Malacanang Records Officer Elenita Gatbonton who testified and authenticated documents that pertained to Corona’s appointment to the Supreme Court as Chief Justice. Thereafter they presented David Piedad and Rochelle Mendez both employees of ABS-CBN who testified on the veracity of the videos being presented by the prosecution.

And just some minutes before 5 o’clock lead prosecutor Rep. Niel Tupas took the podium and issued a manifestation that they are resting their case, thus causing shock and amazement and surprise from people inside the impeachment court.

According to Tupas, they have already presented enough and overwhelming evidences just in the Article 2 to convict the Chief Justice. He said they’ve already presented 25 witnesses and hundreds of documentary evidences for Articles 2,3 and 7 and they believed that those were already enough to get a conviction thus no need for them to present evidences on other Articles. In effect they were also withdrawing those articles that were yet to be presented such as Articles 1,4,5,6, and 8. Several times the presiding justice Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile asked Tupas if in fact they are “dropping” the other articles and Tupas replied in the affirmative.

As for the defense panel’s reaction, they said it was a welcome development for them. Now that the prosecution rested their case, they can now present their defense against all the allegations leveled against their client.

Now that the ball is transferred to the defense side, let’s see if they have substantial evidence to re-butt all the allegation and charges against the Chief Justice.

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West Beats the East (NBA All Star 2012)

After the boring and non-spectacular All Star Saturday Night at the Amway Arena in Orlando Florida, All Star Sunday game between the East and the West was an entertaining one. Western All Stars were bannered by Kobe Bryant of the LA Lakers, Blake Griffin of the LA Clippers, Kevin Durant of OKC Thunders, Chris Paul of LA Clippers and Andrew Bynum also from LA Lakers. The Easter All Stars on the other hand were led by Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls, LeBron James of Miami Heat, Dwight Howard of the hose Orlando Magic, Carmelo Anthony of New York Knicks and Dwyane Wade of Miami Heat.

Early on, the West totally overpowered the East by getting large margin on their scores. The first half ended with West up by 19 in an 88-69 score. During the 2nd half especially the latter part of the game, the East had a great run to close the gap to 1 point with 38 seconds remaining in the 4th quarter at the score of 148-147. But it was Griffin’s dunk and a free throw that gave the West the 3 point lead which was tried to be counter by a 3-pointer by Wade which was missed. And that ended the game with West winning over the East by 3 points at 152-149.

Kevin Durant with 36 points was named the All Star MVP. It was also a history for Kobe Bryant as he passed Michael Jordan’s record for the most points in the All Star games history with 271 points (9 points above Jordan’s 262 points), thus making him the King of All Star games. The games also somewhat looked like a dunk showdown as numerous dunks were showcased during the games thus eliciting cheers and shouts from the audience.

Sidelight of that sunday night game was the honoring moment for the Hall of Famer Magic Johnson and some members of the US Olympic team on 1992.

Nokia Announces The 808 PureView And Its 41MP Camera, We Go Hands-On

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

I think it’s safe to say that the new 808 Pureview handset was a surprise to just about everyone here at Nokia’s press conference. Not only did Nokia manage to squeeze a 41-megapixel sensor (no, that’s not a typo) into a smartphone, they squeezed it into a smartphone that runs on the Symbian Belle OS.

But first, let’s get the nitty gritty out of the way. Ridiculous camera aside, the 808 features a 1.3 single-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 4-inch AMOLED display, and a curved plate of Gorilla Glass to cover it up.

While I can’t help but wish it was a Windows Phone, the OS choice doesn’t come as a huge surprise. More than a few of Nokia’s recent N-series devices have gained a devoted following of photographers who have fallen for their great mobile optics, and the PureView 808 is geared toward that same set of mobile shutterbugs.

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Bus Ticket

Napakasarap naman talaga na bumiyahe kasama ang iyong minamahal. Yung tipong magkayakap kayo sa bus o sa jeep o magkahawak kamay habang pinagkukuwentuhan ninyo yung mga bagay-bagay na makikita sa daan. Di ko tuloy mapigilan na maalala yung mga araw na sabay kami mag-biyahe ni Jazzie. Kulitan sa bus at kwentuhan buong duration ng byahe. Kami kasi yung tipo ng magkasintahan na lahat napagkukwentuhan , at mahilig kami magbuo ng mga kwento sa mga nakikita namin. Minsan nga muntik na kami mapaaway kasi may pinagtawanan siyang isang pasahero dahil ang baduy daw pumorma. Buti na lang at napaniwala namin yung babae na hindi naman siya yung pinag-uusapan namin.

Pareho kaming estudyante ni Jazzie sa isang unibersidad sa Maynila, kaya tuwing uuwi kami sa Batangas, palagi ko siyang sinusundo sa inuupahan niyang boarding house sa Makati. Tuwing pupunta ako sa kanila ay buong lugod akong tinatanggap at pinapapasok ng kanyang mga pinsan. Kasama kasi niya ang mga pinsan niya sa boarding house. Madalas kong maabutan doon si Nerisa, ang makulit at kikay na pinsan ng aking girlfriend. Madalas kapag pumupunta at tumatambay ako sa kanila, lagi kaming tampulan ng tukso mula sa kanya. Lagi niyang tinatanong kung kelan daw kami magpapakasal at ginagantihan naman namin siya ng kailan naman siya magkaka-boyfriend.

Ganoon ang naging takbo ng relasyon namin ni Jazzie, palagi kaming magkasama o kung hindi man palagi ay madalas na kapiling namin ang isa’t-isa, hilig din kasi namin ang gumala. Aspiring photographer kasi ako, kaya gusto namin puntahan yung mga lugar kung saan pwede kami magpicture-picture. Syempre sayang naman yung DSLR ko kung hindi mapapakinabangan. Ayun kahit sa daan pa lang at nakasakay kami ng bus o jeep eh pinupicturan ko na yung mga tanawin na aming nadadaanan. Ito namang si Jazzie napakahilig mangolekta ng mga ticket ng bus. Halos lahat na yata ng mga bus na sinakyan namin sa Metro Manila or maging pauwi sa amin sa Batangas ay itinago nya. Minsan nga niloloko ko siya na dapat di na lang siya nag-aral at namasura nalang hehehe. Pero syempre hilig niya yun eh, dahil mahal ko siya hinahayaan ko na lang siya sa mga hilig niya.

Marami na rin kaming napuntahan na magkasama, at sa lahat nang mga biyahe na yun hindi pwedeng hindi niya itatago yung mga ticket ng bus. Nagpunta na kami sa Luneta, sa Tagaytay, sa Antipolo, sa Quezon at yung isa sa pinakamemorable, sa Baguio. Sa dami ng mga lugar na yun, marami na ring kwento kaming naipon hindi lamang sa mga litrato na aming nakunan ngunit maging sa aming alaala. At ang hindi ko makakalimutan sa lahat ng biyahe namin ay noong October 8, 2010.

Start na kasi ng sem-break noon so pauwi na kami ng Batangas. Bago kami umuwi ay napagkasunduan namin na magsimba muna sa EDSA Shrine. Sinundo ko siya sa boarding house nung umaga na yun at pagdating ko sa kanila, si Nerisa ang nagbukas ng pinto.

“Gara mo ngayon pare ah, mukhang may date kayo ni Jazzie ah” bungad niya.

“Haha, ayus ba Nerisa. Pogi naman ako lagi ah, ikaw talaga. Simba kami ni Jazzie eh, asan na ba yang mahal ko”. Pagkadaka’y naupo na ako sa sofa at inilapag yung bag na dala ko.

“Andyan sa kwarto nagpapaganda pa,hintayin mo na lang.”

Pagkatapos magsalita ni Nerisa ay namataan ko na lumalabas na nang kwarto si Jazzie. Tumayo na rin ako para kunin yung bag na dala niya. Ako kasi pinagbibitbit niya ng kanyang bag pag umaalis kami. Pagkatapos nun ay umalis na kami at dumiretso sa simbahan. Pagkatapos ng misa, bumalik kami sa kanilang bahay upang kunin yung mga gamit namin para umuwi na sa Batangas. Pagkakuha namin ng aming mga gamit ay tumungo na kami sa bus terminal.

Pagdating namin sa terminal ay bumili muna kami ng makakain sa bus. Pareho kaming mahilig sa chichirya kaya isang malaking potato chips at 2 bote ng mineral water ang binili ko. Pagkatapos noon ay sumakay na kami sa bus. Nakasanayan na namin na pag bumibiyahe kami ay ako ang nasa gawi ng bintana ngunit sa pagkakataong ito ay nagprisinta si Jazz na siya naman daw ang uupo doon. Mga ilang minuto pa rin ang itinagal ng bus sa terminal dahil pinupuno pa. Habang hinihintay namin na umalis ang bus ay nagkwentuhan muna kami. Nagumpisa kami sa makukulit na topic hanggang mauwi sa seryosong usapan. Kinuha niya sa akin yung camera tapos binuksan yung mga picture na kuha namin.

“Galing mo talaga kumuha ng picture JL, gumaganda ako” sambit ni Jazz habang tinitignan ang mga litrato at napapangiti

“Maganda ka naman talaga mahal ko hindi lang sa picture pati sa personal” ang sabi ko naman

“Ayus makabola naman to wagas” sabay tapik sa braso ko.

Sa mga sandaling yun ay umaandar na ang bus kaya’t isinara ni Jazz ang camera at inabot sa akin sabay sandal sa aking balikat. Bilang ganti inakbayan ko naman siya at hinalikan ang mababango niyang buhok. Kinuha ko at binuksan yung chips na binili namin at sinubuan ko Jazz. Habang kumakain kami biglang nagsalita si Jazz..

“JL salamat sa pagmamahal mo sa’kin ha. Sobra kong naapreciate yung mga ginagawa mo. Mahal na mahal din kita”

“Ano ka ba mahal, siyempre mahal din kita kaya ko ginagawa yun. Ano bang nangyayri sa’yo at bigla kang naging seryoso”

“Wala lang para maiba lang.hehehe” pagkasambit nito ay pinaabot ni Jazz ang tubig para uninom. Habang umiinom sila ng tubig dumating na ang kundoktor para bigyan sila ng tiket.

“2 Lipa po kuya” ang sabi ko sa kundoktor sabay abot ang 2 tiket ng bus.

Iniaabot ko agad kay Jazz ang mga tiket dahil alam ko naman na kokolektahin niya iyon. Ngunit habang inaabot ko sa kanya ang mga tiket ay hinawakan nya ang aking braso.

“Ikaw na magtago niyan JL, madami naman na akong nakolekta eh. Sa’yo na yan. Itago mo at ingatan mo yan ha tulad nung mga itinago kong tiket”

Medyo nagtaka ako kung bakit hindi niya kinuha yung mga tiket pero naisip ko na lang baka nagsawa na siya sa pangongolekta, kaya nilagay ko na lang sa bag ko yung 2 tiket namin at pagkatapos namin magbayad sa kunduktor ay umidlip muna kami na magkayakap.

Naalimpungatan ako nang nasa STAR tollway na kami at sobrang lakas ng ulan. Tinignan ko ng bahagya si Jazz at tulog na tulog pa rin siya. Habang nakayakap ako sa kanya ay sumandal ulit ako para umidlip ulit. Ilang sandali pa isang malakas na kalabog at kalampag ang gumimbal sa akin. Pagkatapos ay bumaligtad at nagpaikot-ikot na yung bus na sinasakyan namin at nawalan na ako ng malay.

Nang magkamalay ako, rinig na rinig ko ang malalakas na mga ingay. Ngunit madilim ang paligid ko animo’y may nakatakip sa mga mata ko. Agad akong tumawag ng tulong at saktong may tao pala sa tabi ko. Lumapit sya sa akin at tinanong kung anong kailangan ko. Tinanong ko siya kung nasaan ako at bakit madilim. Nurse pala ang lumapit sa akin at sinabing nasa ospital ako. Dun daw kami dinala pagkatapos maaksidente ang aming bus. Agad kong hinanap si Jazz subalit wala naman siyang maisagot sa akin. Nagpaalam na aalis daw muna siya para magattend sa ibang pasyente.

Ilang segundo pagkatapos kong marinig na sumara ang pinto ay bigla naman itong bumukas.

“JL, JL anong nangyari sa inyo” sambit ng babae habang papalapit sa akin

“Ma, ikaw ba yan ma”

“Oo anak,andito kami ni Papa mo” sagot ni Mama habang umiiyak.

“JL nakausap na namin ng Mama mo yung doctor mo at sinabi niya na natamaan daw ng mga bubog yung mata mo kaya nabulag na daw ang mga ito” sabi ni Papa

Bago pa magsink-in sa akin ang sinabi ni Papa, hinanap ko muna si Jazz.

“Eh si Jazz Ma, Pa? Asan si Jazz?”

“Wala na si Jazz JL, nakausap namin kanina yung magulang niya, wala na si Jazz” sagot ni Papa

Bigla na lang tumulo ang luha sa mata ko. Gusto kong sumigaw ng malakas pero pinipigilan ko ang sarili ko at pinipilit na maging malakas. Ngunit hindi ko na rin kinaya, napahagulgol na ako at sa tagpong iyon, niyakap ako ni Mama at Papa.

Pagkalipas ng isang linggo ay pinayagan na akong lumabas ng doctor. Agad akong nagtungo sa burol ni Jazz. Pagdating namen sa chapel agad akong sinalubong ng umiiyak na Nanay ni Jazz.

“JL wala na si Jazz, iniwan na tayo ni Jazz” sabay yakap sa akin.

Muling tumulo ang mga luha sa aking mata. Inakay ako ng nanay ni Jazz palapit sa kabaong nito. Hinawakan ko at hinaplos haplos ang kabaong niya at lalong nagtuloy-tuloy ang pagtulo ng aking luha. Habang nakatayo ako sa harap ng kabaong niya may lumapit sa akin at tumapik sa aking balikat. Si Nerisa pala na nagsabing nasasayangan daw siya kasi hindi na matutupad yung palagi naming biruan sa boarding house nila na aabay siya sa kasal namin.

Paglipas ng 40 araw ng pagkamatay ni Jazz, dinalaw ko ang kanyang puntod. Doon dala-dala ko yung ticket ng bus na pinatago niya sa’kin. Inilatag ko yun sa kanyang lapida tsaka ko siya kinausap.

“Ayan mahal ha, iningatan ko yung bus ticket na pinatago mo sa akin ah. Miss na miss na kita Jazz. Wala na kong makulit na kasama sa mga biyahe. Wala ng nangungurot sa hita at braso ko pag nag-aasaran tayo. Pero alam kong masaya ka na dyan”

Pagkatapos nito ay dumiretso na kami sa ospital para sa operasyon ng aking mata. Meron na daw kasing nakuhang match ang mata ko sa eye bank. Pagdating sa ospital ay pinatungo na ako sa operation room para sa eye transplant. Makalipas ang ilang oras, successful ang operation at maari na daw muli akong makakita at makabalik sa pag-aaral. Nang mailipat na ako sa hospital room kung saan ako magpapahinga bago umuwi, tinanong ko ang dotor kung pwede malaman ang donor ng aking mata para naman mapasalamatan. Inabot ng doctor kay Mama ang donation card at sa pagbasa ni Mama..

“JL, JL” habang nanginginig ang boses at halatang naiiyak “Si Jazzie, si Jazzie”

“Bakit Ma, andito ba si Jazz? Minumulto ka ba niya?” pabiro kong tanong habang napapangisi pa ako

“Loko ka talagang bata ka, si Jazzie anak ang donor mo.” sabay hawak sa kamay ko si Mama

Hindi ko alam kung ano ang magiging reaksyon ko nung oras na yun. Naluluha ako na natatawa, ngunit kasabay nun ay ang pananalangin at pasalamat sa Diyos at ang pagkausap ko kay Jazz sa aking isipan.

“Salamat mahal ko dahil sa’yo makakakita na ako muli. At simula ngayon hindi na ko mag-iisa sa mga biyahe kasi kasama na ulit kita parati.”

Pagkaraan ng isang taon ng pagbabalik ko sa pag-aaral ay nakagraduate ako. At ngayon ay nagtatrabaho na bilang isang freelance photographer. Sa pamamagitan ng mga mata ni Jazzie, binibigyan ko ng buhay ang mga kwento sa likod ng mga larawan na aking kinukunan.

A New Asian on the Rise : Jeremy Lin


It seemed that NBA fans is now up to a new sensation. This past weeks the basketball world is rocked by the raves for the LINSANITY phenomenon, as the Harvard graduate Jeremy Lin started to show strong force towards NBA stardom.

Leading his team New York Knicks to 6-straight wins, all scoring more than 20pts, (including his 38 points career high against L.A Lakers and outscoring Kobe Bryant’s 34 points on that game), Lin gave basketball fans a new hero on the rise.

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Born as Jeremy Shu-How Lin in Los Angeles, California, he share the same birthday with Kobe Bryant on August 23 just 10 years later in 1988. His parents Gie-Ming & Shirley Lin were Taiwanese emmigrants in the US thus making Jeremy the first American NBA player of Taiwanese blood. He studied high school in Palo Alto High School in Palo Alto, California where he led his basketball team to a 32-1 record to get the California Interscholastic Federation Division II state title. He was also named Player of the Year of the fist-team all state  and Norther California Division II.

During college, because there were no scholarship offers from his dream schools Stanford and UCLA, he then went on to Harvard and took up Degree in Economics. With his height of 6’3, Harvard coach Bill Holden see him fit for what he seeks in a player. And with what Lin showed in his games he became top priority for the coach. And true enough, Lin’s college basketball career was also a great one. Being picked as among the 12 most versatile players of college basketball, he also contributed in numerous record wins for Harvard’s basketball team.

LINsational NBA Stardom

Before LINsanity, LINcredible, LINsation and other words associated with LIN became viral, Jeremy Lin first came from a meager beginning after being un-drafted in the 2010 NBA draft. In July 2010 he became member of his hometown and childhood favorite NBA team Golden State Warriors. It was a 2 year contract, partially guaranteed for the 2010-2011 season. But on December 2011 after NBA lockout was over, he was waived by Warriors who were freeing up salary cap. Golden States’ waiver of Lin was claimed by Houston Rockets but it didn’t took long also. But the birth of his star came when he was claimed by New York Knicks as a restricted free agent.

With consecutive losses and eventual injuries of key players of the Knicks, coach D’Antoni taught of giving Lin a chance to play more. And during their winning game against the New Jersey Nets where Lin scored 25 points, 7 assists and 5 rebound, D’Antoni was impressed because of his point guard mentality. Thereafter in their next game, Lin for the first time experienced playing as first five and it signaled the start of his stardom.

Leading Knicks to a 6 game winning streak and scoring his all time highs, LINSANITY phenomenon was born. Media attention and fan followings became viral because of his noteworthy stature. Associated press even called him the most surprising NBA story being told. His #17 Jersey and shirts skyrocketed in sales prompting the Knicks to gave him the guaranteed purse. But with all the adulation and admiration from NBA fans, there are still some people who insecurely attacked Lin and his rose to stardom. American boxer Flloyd Mayweather said in a statement that raves for Lin has just something to do with him being an Asian. But that’s not surprising because up until now he cannot accept the superiority of another Asian sports superstar Manny Pacquiao. Some articles also from ESPN somehow showed racial slur towards Lin and hid origin.

But in all this Linsanity craze what’s notable about Jeremy Lin is his attitude towards it. He seemed very humble and meek despite his new found stardom. He’s very grounded during his many interviews which maybe comes from his being spiritual.

Linsanity has really made a mark in NBA’s history. And it’s his patience and determination that led him to it. He didn’t loose hope from the time he was un-drafted, but he stayed focus and faithful and continued to work on his skills to become better. And now that he found his way to NBA’s centerstage, basketball will be treated to a new kind of sporting idol noteworthy of recognition not only because of his ethnic origin but because of his skills and contribution to his team.

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“I think everyone wants to credit me for this last seven games, then I definitely deserve this one on my shoulders and so that’s fine with me.” – Jeremy Lin

Kyle Imao is the 1st Junior Master Chef Pinoy Edition Grand Winner

After months of competing inside a lavish and classy kitchen, Junior Master Chef Pinoy’s 1st Grand Champion was announced today in a “LIVE” Cook-off Grand Finale. Held at the Treston International College in Bonifacio Global City, the final 4 kiddie cooks show off their skills and prowess over the kitchen and in front of a live audience including their families. Mika Tanaka, Jobim Jalbuena, Phillip Amarillo and Kyle Imao battle it off to impress and get the nod of the judges including the show’s resident chefs, Chef Lau, Chef Japyps, Chef Fern , the host Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo and the famous Chef Glenda Rosales-Barretto of Via Mare.

The final score of the finalist were taken from 2 cooking challenges. The first challenge was done before the finals night, where the final four were tasked to cook a dish within the limited budget of 300 pesos. Their dishes were judged by Juday and the 4 resident chefs together with 100 guests from different walks of life and the scores from that challenge were added to the live-cook off challenge.

The second and final challenge on the other hand was done during today’s live cook-off. The kids were tasked to cook their dream dishes within the limited time of 30 minutes. At the end of the allotted time, the judges then scored the final four’s last master dishes. And after the scores were tallied, the judges announced Jobim Jalbuena as the 4th placer with the average score of 73.4 pts thus getting 250,000php in cash and 500,000php worth of culinary scholarship from Treston International College. The 3rd place with the score of 84 points was given to Mika Tanaka who won the same cash prize and scholarship like Jobim. Phillip Amarillo of Cebu (who I’m rooting to win) scored 91.1 points got the 2nd prize of 500,000php cash and 1.5 million pesos culinary scholarship also from Treston College. And with the score of 91.8 points Kyle Imao of Marikina was proclaimed the 1st ever Pinoy Junior Master Chef Grand Winner. He won for himself 1 million pesos in cash and 1.5 million worth of scholarship from Treston College.

It was really nice to see this kids fulfilling their dreams. That despite their young age they already know what they love to do and what they want to pursue in life. Congratulations to the show’s staffs, hosts and especially to all the kids who have participated in making the 1st ever Junior Master Chef Pinoy Edition a resounding success.

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“Kids with ambition are kids with vision, and achieving their ambition means they’re right on their vision”

Finally after 3 (The Morning Rush Book Signing)

Finally, after 2 heartbreaks in Robinson’s Galleria and Trinoma, I finally got to taste the experience that many rushers are wanting. Yes I finally got my book signed by Chico and Delamar and it took 3 tries to have it.

Earlier today in National Bookstore Megamall what I didn’t got in Galleria and Trinoma I finally got in there. It was another fun day not only because I got my book signed but also at last I was able to meet the people behind the book and the revered radio morning show The Morning Rush. Del was really so beautiful and I think she’s getting more beautiful as she age (am not saying she’s old ah). While Chico on the other hand is still funny as always. It only took almost an hour until my book was signed, good thing I came early this time that’s why I got the first batch of numbers.

Patience and determination really pays off. If you didn’t get what you want in the first try there will always be second, third or even fourth time for us to accomplished a thing that we really love to do. We just need to remain optimistic and positive that in time we will eventually have the thing that we long to have.

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“All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man has taken the first step. With every additional step you enhance immensely the value of your first.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson