Category Archives: Inspirational

A love story with a fairy tale ending

I don’t get to witness one every day, but this definitely takes the cake.

The couple comes from different cultural backgrounds. He was raised and grew up abroad. She came from a poor family in the South and has a young son out of wedlock. The couple met online and nurtures a relationship even if they are thousands miles apart. They have plans of spending their lives together until a recent tragedy almost took the woman’s life. It would have been a very sad love story for the couple if she didn’t survived the disaster.

The man travelled 7,000 miles just to be with her. The two met at the hospital. She was nervous at first thinking that he might not accept her because of her disfigured face. She is no longer the pretty woman that he once adored. She was hoping that he would turn his back on her, but he never did. He stays by her side instead and does everything he can to send the woman he loves to the best hospital in the region for treatment.

While recuperating, he surprised her with the best gift she could ever imagine. He proposed to her. It’s the most romantic thing hospital staff and fellow patients have seen in years. The woman thought this day would never come. He’s busy taking care of her at the hospital but she never realized he was also looking for an engagement ring to give her. They eventually got married before she was released from the hospital. Their love story didn’t end there. By this time, the man could have taken his new bride and her son to his country to start a new life. Fin

This warms the heart

It’s a fine morning out here. 🙂

A lot of people are posting about Valentine’s Day and VD related stuff on their Facebook statuses and I think its fine, but what really strikes me is this post about “Newborn” photography. Not of an actual baby but of a12-year-old boy named Latrell. The boy’s wish to have his “baby” pictures taken was granted by his mom photographer, Ms. Kelli Higgins.

Latrell was adopted by the Higgins when he was 10, which explains why he doesn’t have baby pictures. The pictures became viral along with the message that the photographer (Higgins) wants to convey, which is to generate awareness about adopting older children.

Here’s Latrell’s picture I borrowed from http://twentytwowords.com. The photo goes with the caption from his Ma.

Newborn-Photos-of-an-Older-AdopteeHere’s my sweet not so little Newborn! His name is Latrell and he weighs 112 lbs.

Happy Valentine’s Day! 

Tiya Dely Magpayo

It was a privileged to meet in person the grand dame of Philippine radio, Tiya Dely Magpayo, in 2001. Below is the story of that interview. 

Tiya Dely is gone but she will continue to live in the hearts of so many people whose lives she has touched one way or another…

I requested for her signature. We also have a picture together but I can’t find it anymore. Tiya Dely, thank you for sharing your life with me. The interview lasted for a couple of hours (or less), but I’ve learned so many things from you…