Monthly Archives: August 2016

Ricky Lee

Una kong isinulat ang blogpost na ito noong March 30, 2009 at in-update ko lang sa kasalukuyang petsa bilang pakikiisa sa pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika.

Since script writing ang huli kong sinulat. May ibabahagi akong anekdota na hindi ko makakalimutan maliban na lang sa pangalan ng okasyon at ang eksaktong petsa kung kailan ito naganap (memory gap daw yata ang tawag sa kondisyong ito).

Involve dito si Ricky Lee, isa sa mga natatanging manunulat sa bansa. May isang speaking engagement si G. Lee sa PUP noon at isa ako sa miyembro ng secretariat. May isang middle-aged guy clad in simple shirt and pants and rubber shoes ang lumapit at nagtanong kung nagsimula na ang programa. I plainly replied na hindi pa kasi wala pa ‘yung speaker. Sinuklian lang niya ako ng ngiti at tumalikod na.

Sa madaling salita nagsimula ang programa. Nabigla ako ng kaunti at natawa sa sarili ko ng iintroduce na ang speaker. Walang iba kundi ‘yung simpleng mama na nagtanong sa akin. Maaaring napahiya ako pero I came prepared for the autograph signing. Siyempre may dala akong libro na akda niya. Pagkatapos ng okasyon, lumapit ako kay G. Lee at patay-malisyang humingi ng kanyang pirma. Nangiti lang ang soft-spoken na mama nang abutin ang libro at kanya itong pirmahan.

Pitik-bulag sa Buwan ng Pebrero ang librong nilagyan ng dedication ni G. Lee. Sayang maski na ‘yung dedication hindi ko na rin maalala tsk tsk. Inspiradong-inspirado pa naman ako sa librong ‘yon. Sabi ko balang-araw makakagawa rin ako ng isang kagaya nun. Sa kasamaang palad, may kumuha o nanghiram ng nasabing aklat at hindi ko na nakita pa magmula noon.

May pagkakataon sana na muli ko siyang makakadaupang-palad. Plinano naming ng kumare ko na mag-attend ng scriptwriting class sa Quezon City kung saan siya ang magtuturo. Hindi rin natuloy ang inaanticipate naming event sa hindi malamang dahilan.

Sa susunod hindi ko na palalampasin ang pagkakataon na ma-meet ko ang idol ko.

Ang P-bBP ay isang libro ng screenplay na pinagbibidahan ni Nora Aunor.

Hindi sa akin ang larawan.

Musical instrument accesories

While I’m helping a neighbor look for cymbals as I mentioned in my post in another blog. I’m also helping her look for accessories for her second-hand guitar. She needs some strings to replace the old ones. She said the replacement should be a sturdy one so I recommended ernie ball strings based from reviews online. Good thing she has relatives to shoulder the expenses as the brand that she likes is kind of pricey.

Tips to Secure Before Going on a Brief Vacation

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Image credit: digitalart at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

If you are planning to go on vacation, you know that you cannot just pack up your bags and leave. You need to make sure that your home is safe and secure. You also need to pay your credit card bill as well as your other bills. You do not want to go home and find that your electricity and your water have been cut off.

There are a million things that you have to remember before the actual day of your vacation. Some of these details are the following:

  • Do not forget to remove the plugs from their sockets to reduce the possibility of fire.
  • Secure all of your personal things especially those that mean a lot to you. Some of these things may be expensive while others may have sentimental value. You still do not want anything to happen to your prs se standard, right?
  • Remember to pack up reading materials and snacks especially if you are going on long trips.
  • Assign someone who will take care of your pets while you are gone. You may leave them with some responsible family members or at pet kennels.
  • Clean out items from your refrigerator that will spoil. You may also need to remove trash from your house.

Aside from these things to remember, there are still a lot more that you cannot forget. List down everything in checklist form to ensure that you will do everything you need to do before going on vacation.