Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Glæd Geol and Gesælig Niw Gear (Old English)

Maligayang Pasko at Manigong Bagong Taon. (Tagalog)

Naragsak a Paskua
Narang-ay a Baro a Tawen kadakayo amin!(Ilocano)

Masayang Pasc ampong Masaplalang bayung Banua (Kapampangan)

Malipayon nga Paskwa
Mahamungayaon nga Bag-ong Tuig sa inyong tanan (Hiligaynon)

즐거운 성탄절 보내시고 새해 복 많이 받으세요 (Korean)
courtesy of Omniglot.com

Maogmang Pasko
Mamura-way na Ba-gong Taon sa indo gabos! (Bicol)

Maayong Pasko
Mabungahong Bag-ong Tuig kaninyong tanan!  (Cebuano)

新年出頭天 (Taiwanese)
Kilisimasi fiefia mo ha ta'u fo'ou monū'ia (Tongan)

Manuia le Kerisimasi, ma le Tausaga Fou (Samoan)

Meri Kirihimete me ngā mihi o te tau hou ki a koutou katoa (Maori / New Zealand)

Ya'at'eeh Keshmish (Navajo / USA)

Христос се роди! (Macedonian)

Maabig ya Pasko
Maaligwas ya Balon Taon ed sikayon amin!(Panggalatuk)

Maupay nga Pasko
Mainuswagon nga Bag-ong Tuig ha iyo ngatanan!  (Waray-Waray)

Priecīgus Ziemassvētkus un laimīgu Jauno gadu (Latvian)

メリークリスマス (Japanese Katakana)



Missionary Basketball

I love hoops in my mission since 1996-98 in Bicol Region. I played with Elder Lindman (Arizonian) in Buhi, Camarines Sur with High school varsity. E. Lindman got lots of rebounds and passed the ball to me then, I made lots of three pointers. I remembered we played with NCAA player guard Elder Stanger from Idaho. I was fun to play streetball with them in Buhi & Iriga City covered court. Filipino Elders are also strong like the late Elder Oblimar. Elder Magsilang a Kapampangan fron Tarlac with his Pangasinan-Ilocano connection won the game in Bulan Chapel in Sorsogon. My teammates / batch mates Elder Magpusao and the six-foot bean pole Elder Ignacio were great hoopters, too. In Polangui, Albay with my companion Elder Sanft (Tongan) 6'2" in height we played with Polangui MVP. It was a great memories in dominance performance in challenging the great Bicolano greats and Korean tourists in Polangui Streetballs. Dunk in Polangui Streetball Elder Carreon, Elder Sanft and Elder Simister (Utah). Elder Sanft broke the rim down. Sister Fuller NCAA woman played like a man. Dunking Elder Air LeGendre! I remember Filipino Elders played in home of the Matnog Sharks in Matnog, Sorsogon.

In Pampanga since 2002 up to present, when there are missionaries who loves hoops. We play half-court 3 on 3 or 4 on 4 games when I have available time. I remember a rebounding hulk Elder Nain of Roxas City, Capiz and Elder Endrina of Digos City played friendly with the Fundamental Baptist Missionaries. We played acrobatic moves in San Rafael, Mexico, Pampanga. Elder Garbin was amazed and so happy while watched my ninja hoops of perfect basketball play. Elder Schilling another NCAA player. Elder Diez and Elder Batosin beat the hoopsters in Saudi and Iraq (in Bulaon) displaying great passing of the leather. Pistol Pete made 4 straight field goals to sealed the breakaway run. Then in 2007 Elder Pioquinto of Bacolod City the greatest point guard among missionaries played in Bulaon and Elder Baldoza "The Bulldozer" "Manila Man" difficult to guard one on one even in double team. His only  weakness is triple teaming him. President Pabs and Bro. Atayde always joined the hoop games every Monday morning. Two others guarding him (The Bulldozer) then I blocked him in the air. I stole the ball from super point guard E. Pioquinto once using Hanamichi Sakuragi defense. I block giants and stole the rubber from them and I made I arching jumpers. High flying in doing double cross like Mike #23. Elder Johnson passed the ball from me and made four straight no look reverse shooting from free throw line swishing (nothing but net) unbelievable. We always played in Bulaon Resettlement covered court. Now in time of Elder Antioquia of Roxas City. A school varsity player. He's awesome in making treys, no look passes, fade the way and lay-ups. Elder Whitehead rebounding man at 6'4" strong in the paint. While Bradpete shooting way behind the arc and board, lay-up like Kobe Bryant. Dancing in the air and made a long lay-up. People were so happy cos the saw unbelievable shot and passing the leather. Great in steals and blocking the opposing hoopsters. Bradpete's babyhook, kills double team defense. Surprised them with unattended defense shooting at the back of the board like Larry Bird and Kobe the Black Mamba. Double hands Rick Barry and Sakuragi style free throw in 3-points by Bradpete. "Ankle breaker and made a Kaide Rukawa and Sendoh style of lay-up." said by E. Antioquia. "Like Michael Jordan" stated by E. Whitehead. Mitsui in three point streak in shooting. Other good players are Jake Esmeria, Lloyd Matias, brothers of Jared - Jason and Ezra Joseph (EJ). We express our gratitude for Barrio Bulaon Hoopsters, students and spectators in joining us in play by play in Barangay Bulaon covered basketball court. Unbelievable shootings Bradpete made a mid-court shoot, lay-up in three point country, no look reverse swishing three point shot, 10 feet at the back of the board nothing but the net shot, beyond the rim lay-ups and jumpers, long range lay-up mastery, made a lay-up over the 3 opposing fellas, under pass kilikili (armpit) power shot, blind passes, variety of finger rolls, made 9 straight free throws, super high arc shots, shooting beyond the concrete benches located outside of the gym made an unbelievable shot, wow! E. Whitehead made a shot while resting in bench. E. Antioquia - Jason Kidd style in assists. Shooting barrages at rainbow territory, also made some beyond the board lay-ups and his deadliest fade the way shot like Kobe & Jordan.

In Angeles Stake LDS League finally as a player I got a championship after 11 years of Bulaon Nephi Green Archers swept the youth league 3-0 w-l record as coach. Bulaon Branch / Sto. Tomas Branch team-up and better passing the leather and good defense to upset the Angeles Ward / Pandan Ward by 5 points in play-offs. And the strongest and undefeated Mabalacat Ward Team waiting in Finals, they have winning margin of 20 points and more. We stunt them with fortress defense, strong box out, great hustle, good timing and lucky bounces. We won by 9 points. I do appreciated their combination of veteran experience and powerful youth. And they are well organize team since then. In pre-season game I made 70% of the shooting power field goals in first game most of it via steals, fast break and finished Kobe like lay-ups. Some chant to me Kobe and our MVP. I selected 30 as my number and it is lucky number.


Mormon Helping Hands in Pampanga

 Raised the roof
 Tatay Puno and Tatay Bebing
 My friend Doggy Doggy Aw
 Elder Antioquia the Tri-wheeler Driver
 Lipat Bahay - Espiritu Family
 With Ganda Gandus
 Maputing Buntuc / Maputing Ulo / Whitehead and Captain Zid
Elder Whitehead and Tatay Puno
Elder Angeles and Bulaon Saints
Beauty Queen / Famous Actress in Philippines Sister Melanie Marquez doing Community Service.
(Courtesy of Inquirer.net)
Mormon Helping Hands


Makatapak Festival

Makatapak Festival - the town annual Festival of Bacolor, Pampanga. Similar to its kind like Sinukwan Festival of Pampanga held in City of San Fernando; Ati-atihan Festival of Kalibo, Aklan; Sinulog Festival in Cebu; Babaylan Festival in Bogo City, Negros Occidental; Pintados Festival in Tacloban, Leyte; Masskara Festival in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental; Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo City; Higantes Festival in Agono, Rizal; Panagbenga Festival in Baguio City; Pahiyas Festival in Lucban, Quezon; Pattaradday Festival in Santiago City, Isabela; while Flores de Mayo known as the Queen of all festival in the Philippines. Eid  El Fitir Muslim Festival in Mindanao; while others are pertaining to animals like Carabao Festival in Pulilan, Bulacan, Frog Festival in City of San Fernando, Pampanga and among others. And food fest like Sisig Festival in Angeles City, Pampanga; Duman Festival in Sta. Rita, Pampanga and other food or cuisine festival in Philippine Islands. And things festival like Hot Air Balloon in Clarkfield, Pampanga; Aguman Sanduk Festival in Minalin, Pampanga and Giant Lantern Festival in City of San Fernando. Makatapak Festival is the Exodus of people of Bacolor back in a day when the town became a Lahar Country 1991 - 1995 caused by the devastated eruption of Mount Pinatubo. Wherein, the Aetas god named Apu Malyari was mad of what people they done wrong to the Mother Nature. It was difficult to walked in Lahar, sometimes like a quick sand. Unity and helping hands was the key in survival of Pinatubo's wrath. Rich, middle class and poor are hand in hand. There was a time they are together in one big roof. People walked barefooted while carrying their important stuffs to safer grounds like evacuation center, rented apartments or relatives houses in other cities, towns & provinces or even abroad. Other people wept...But now Villa de Bacolor is going forward. Rock out Balen Baculud. Makatapak Festival the best and one of a kind, lalacad quing dalan alang chinelas. Mabie Balen Baculud! Balen daring makata pong legwan. Balen daring biyasa ampong mangalagu. The Makatapak Festival Street Dancing is simple colorful and impressive to watch.     



 (Sleeping Beauty courtesy of Disney Mike)

What goes on when you sleep:
  •  your brain recharges
  •  your cells repair themselves
  •  your body releases important hormones

You need different amount of sleep depending on your age:
  •  16 hours - babies
  •  10 hours - 3 to 12 years old
  •  10 hours - 13 to 18 years old
  •   8 hours - 19 to 55 years old
  •   6-7 hours - overs 65 years old
Men have dreams about other men 70% of the time. But women dreams about women & men equally.

We can only dreams about faces we have already seen, whether we actively remember them or not.

Parasomnia  is a type of sleep disorder that makes you do unnatural movement despite being sleep.

Crimes committed by parasomnia includes: sleep driving, writing bad checks, murder, child molesting, rape.

12% of people dreams only in black & white. This numbers use to be higher but since the advent of color TV more people dreams in color than before.

Dreaming is normal. People who do not dream generally have personality disorder.

Sleep positions may determine your personality, the most common positions are:
  •  Fetal - 41% - people are gruff initially, but have warm and open hearts.
  •  Log - 15% - social butterfies.
  •  The Yearner -13% - perceived as often, but truly suspicious.
  •  Soldiers - 8% - reserves.
  •  Free fall - 7% - fun & fantastic at parties.
  •  Starfish - 5% - excellent listeners.

1 out of 4 or 25% of the married couples sleeps in separate beds.

Longest sleeping mammals.
1. Koalas - 22 hours
2. Brown bats - 19.9 hours
3. Pandolins - 18 hours

Shortest sleeping mammals.
1. Giraffes - 1.9 hours (in 5-10 minutes sessions)
2. Roe deers - 3.09 hours
3. Asiatic Elephants - 3.1 hours 

When dolphins sleep, only half of their brain is shut & the other half stay awake to help with breathing cycle.

You'll die from sleep deprivation before food deprivation, it takes two weeks to starve but 10 days without sleep can kill you.

Those who born blind experience dreams involving emotion, sound, smell and touch instead of sight.

Within 5 minutes of wake up 50% of your dream is forgotten, within 10 minutes 90% is gone.

2% of teens still wet in beds.

Experts said 7-8 hours of sleeps is good for the adults and is one factor of anti aging.

  • Sleep (English)
  • Tulog (Tagalog)
  • Tudtud (Kapampangan)
  • Turog (Ilocano)   


Manny Pacquiao

 Manny Pacquiao 52 wins, 3 losses, 2 draws and 38 knockouts [Eight Divisional Champions under his belt]

Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao captured a title belt when he perished Margarito in 12 round unanimous decision win. His 8th different weight category win and it is difficult to match his feat. Now he is the world's greatest in boxing history.

Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao greatest hits



I like the color of this T-shirt that made in USA and it is cool in my eyes.

 Nice pose of a wonderful model wearing an apple green vertical stripe dress.

Look delicious apple green cake. 

Yummy! Delisyoso! Masarap! Masida! Oishi! Manyaman! Naimas!



Patiriktirik / Patirictiric look like a monument in USA.

DHVTSU Drainage Ditch Green Brown Weeds (Lumut) like a painting or animal fur, feathers or hair.

Lightning Strike painting in Bulaon Resettlement made by insects, natural crack or any creeping creatures. 

The Death March Kilometer Post in DHVTSU formerly known as DHVCAT.

Come and visit the Villa de Bacolor.
Bacolor, Pampanga PHILIPPINES