It’s October 9, 2010 and I’m 26 years old… The only thing I want to do in my special day is to be thankful to all the people who have been a part of my past and present years. And my only prayer is for them to know how grateful and appreciative I am, that they have been an essential ingredient in my simple yet blissful life. They will always be remembered by me… So I took a rewind of my time and saw all the people that have greatly influenced me…
First, I want to thank our God the Creator for giving me a decorated life… Second, My Family, from my Grandparents, Dad, Mom, my 2 Siblings, Cousins, Aunts and Uncles… Third, I want to thank my “Barkada” for letting me feel and believe that True Great Friends can last 22 years of comradeship and these people are Rachel Villahermosa, Viele De Guzman, Jacquelyn Jimenez, Jascy Mondok, Aillene Umangay, Miya Diokno, Jessamyn Camacho, Jobie Doria, Christine Sy, Perla Marano, Mariecar Magat, Aurora Del Mundo, Daphne Malicdem, Jill Subido, Michelle Mamaradlo, Czarina Villanueva, Jihan Pagdanganan, Carmel Evangelista, Al Grace Merong, Jennylyn Tamayo, Jennylyn Garcia, Diana Marcellano, Koschella Moreno, Lourdes Estrada, Christine Seridon, Donnalyn Tan, Tanya Ocampo, Regina Ferrer, Zenia, Rowena Sison, Karlo Casillan, Anghel Baniqued, Orlando Serrano, BG Patino, Aaron De Vera, Ralph Samson, Claudius Velasquez, Christian Soriano, James Cayabyab, Mark Padlan, Jonald Ballesteros, John-ray Leano, Warlito Versoza, Ryan Roque, Kristoffer Espinoza and the members of SYMAC namely Herman Soriano, Marlon Magali, Lemuel Arenas and Cris Caybayab.
I also would like to thank my Pharmacy Colleagues namely Jojette Agustin, Malou Santos, Kat Elias, Sheng Padlan, Joanne Tagorda, Queng Salvador, Joan Rabacal, Ochie Beltran, Karen Sy, Vanessa Pacson, Charissa Dysangco, Jing Poyaoan, Ervin Orpiano, Marichu Rosario, Milhyacinth Quitlong, Mary Lim, Fely Mones, Aiza Gamboa, Mycah Magcamit, Kitz, Joyce Samson, Karen Calatrava, Mabelle Gacayan, Maricar Sulang, Veronica Casuga, Michelle Fajardo, Jed Sibal, Jeff Tamondong, Emily Caronan, Jeena, Joyce, Katrina Corpuz, April Ang, Christa Guiang, Contessa Balnao, Karenne Somera, Micai Panganiban and Marlon Bay-an. And to my Co-Natsci and Co-Louisians namely Faize Licdan, Niro, Jefy Jovero, Mia Guansing, Zion Zabala, Loyd Wallace, April Josol, Reviley Lamsen, Rhyan Tremor, Ahmir Buen, Irish Bajala, Arnel Manoloto, Edessah Sanchez and Raychelle Yang. To my compound mates Shai Cortez, Mags Paquibot, Janet Paquibot, Lea Paquibot, Luzvi Paquibot, RJ Villafana, Mycah Galulo, Jojo Toledano, Jojo, RD, Grace, Bert Abellera, Niegel Abellera, Misty Jordan, Kristine Chua and April Dayrit.
Another group of people I am thankful for are my Medical Colleagues who are Josephine Gonzaga, Cynthia Mendoza, Chester Pelwigan, Arnolfo Tomas, Khecy Manuel, Macky Tiu, Irish Tangco, Roselle Sanchez, Ryan Cayabyab, Chutima Chotiprassidhi, Zaheer Din, Tomas Antonio, Ember Rabanal, Jomay Mandapat, Malou Macaraeg, Daryl Sudasena, Ice Agustin, Jaymoore Suyan, Paulito Mandia, Tom Acosta, Sister Gertrude, Franz Rasay, Margot Schlaaf, Jennifer Winter, Diana Mange, Paolo Igama, Aprylle Fernandez, Karla Abaya, Karla Morden, Kaka Balmilero, Macon Vitamog, Jeff Fernandez, Winston Fernandez, Aze Diwas, Joyce Cortez, Jelna Luzadas, Reda So, Vanessa Bayon, Jill Salazar, Carol Villanueva, Ivy Tangco, Gerik Flor, Vega Castor, Carina Felix, Gia Vera, Aiza Co, Ryan Yanes, Mary Orteza, Jimmy Rosales, Carl Leochico, Joshua Gaboy, Jomar Javier, Rodel Tan, Christalyn Masa-ao, Rodel Banggiacan, Elmer Fabito, Jerrie Quintos, Karol Camonayan, Graciela Badua, Joyce Dela Cruz, Asha Varghese and Precious Balansay.
My Mother Goose friends Fatima Salazar, Karlo Soriano, Athena Siman, Generose, Diowella, Justin Tiu, Rebecca Erfe and Rose Dizon. My GenDrug Co-interns Odette Mariano, Sherylin Lim, Julie Mercado, Anne Pascua, Paula Guy, Kristine Enrile and Eireen Atutubo. Our House Staff Raul Austria, Lynlyn, Rose, Jecky, Judith. Our Family friends Dr. Reynaldo Neri, Dr. Nitoy Casillan and Ara Casillan. To My Churchmates Carmelita Dagaraga, Joy Annonuevo, Grace Benin, Camille Romero, Wennie Velasco, Diane Arenas, Eiver Obispo, Erich Obispo and Mark Resurreccion. To my old friends Merycris Revita, Precious Buan, Madelyn Dizon and Rebeliza Mangahas.
My Mentors Jun Cabangon, Ghie Antonio, Eva Pascual, Ana Fe Revilla, Lily Aglubat, Mark Langit, Lester Sotelo, Wilfred Antonio, Nay Maximo, Dr. Leo Bunag, Dr. John Domantay, Dr. Ayochok, Dr. Tan Yee, Dr. Efren Balanag, Doc Tolenz, Dr. Peralta and Dr. Liban.
To my friends in the Entertainment Business namely Mitzie Regala and Daddy Wowie Roxas for opening the doors for me, Norma Alvero, Len Alvero, Ramon Bravante, Michelle Ting, Viktor Dela Cruz, Nanan Villalba, Mycke Arcano, Dense Modesto, Hiyasmin Neri, Direk Toto Natividad and Sam Pinto.
To my new friends that I’m hoping would last… Judith Fianza, Krystel Ocampo, Alexia Velasquez, Jhen Arenas, Rhen Macapagal, Shily Cardenas, April Lagman, Gene Velasquez, Heather Ocampo, Aprilyn Esposo, Vic Asuncion, Bongga Datiles, Vess Gonzales, April Asingan, Danice Tejero, Ivy Uy, Zerah Madrigal, Kerzie Mones, Angel Chiu, Nei Padlan, Marissa Marcial, Zyron Marcial, Zyrel Marcial, Patrick Marcial, Maricar Capinpin, Marilyn Capinpin, Mavelyn Capinpin, Gye Nacionales, Lalaine Larga, Anne Lazatin, Anne Simbulan, Mark Dela Rosa, Chito, Criselle Gatmaitan, Mary Carvil Diate, Lau Rice, Sarah Cepe, Joni Mandap, Khym Villagracia, Lei Barcelona, Khathryn Del Rosario, Shandy Lim, David Santos, Lorraine Garcia and Kathy Uy. And last but not the least, I would like to thank those people whom I met while travelling and exploring the Philippines, for taking good care of my vacations and these are Eugene Palmes, Joan Luneta, Teresa Agpalsa, Eranio Decena, John Araneta, Saira Tungol, Karl Baybay and Desiree Ancheta.
To those whose names were not here, I’m very sorry, I can’t write everyone or else it would take a lifetime to note down every person… But ALL of YOU are a huge part of ME so I would like to end this by saying my final thoughts… Let us do our best to value and give worth to each other, even if it’s a small gesture of appreciation or love, you never know how significant that is to a friend who really needs it…
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!! :-)
- Your Reliable Comrade