Wednesday, February 17, 2010

He almost made a century

My mom and I were just laughing and chatting. I went upstairs to do some work but left my door open. Next thing I knew I heard my mom talking to someone on the phone and she sniffed and said in Ilonggo "papa is gone". This was at 6:30pm. I rushed downstairs ... I wasn't sure I heard her right. After my mom put the phone down I asked her about it and she told me that Lolo Caloy passed away.

Lolo Caloy turned 96 last Sept. 13, 2009. He had his first heart attack in 2009. He did not have any illness such as asthma or an ulcer or a heart condition. He had poor eyesight and poor hearing, but both can be blamed on his advanced age.

Before he passed away he acquired pneumonia and was getting much weaker. My uncle says that he was saying goodbye the day before and was pointing at people only he could see around him in his room. He went to sleep and didn't wake up.

Lolo Caloy lived longer than most people I know. We used to tease him that he must be aspiring to hit a hundred. Of his siblings he was the last surviving member. When he would ask us why Jesus would not get him yet we would joke with him and say either "only the good die young" or "ang masamang damo nga naman". Long and short ... lolo had a checkered past, hehehe

My mom is leaving for Davao tomorrow. I believe her other siblings will also be there by then. My sisters and I will be following on Saturday.

Lolo Caloy is at peace now. The funeral is set for Sunday afternoon. I will know all the details when we arrive in Davao on Saturday night.

Friday, February 5, 2010

It can't get any clearer.

This evening I received a call from my professor (Sir Dodi) which was shortly followed by an announced from one of my classmates. This is what my classmate texted me: "No classes sa subjects ni Sir Dodi tomorrow. Kindly inform everybody. Thanks!"

Sir Dodi's assistant, Mark, tells me that the reason our class(es) were cancelled tomorrow (ONLY!) was because of construction repairs at the Antique house, where our class(es) were conducted.

So, I passed on a text myself, thinking that perhaps my classmate did not have everyone's cell numbers, especially to those with whom he did not share a class. This is what I said: "All classes at antique house tomorrow are cancelled due to construction repairs. This affects all of Sir Dodi's classes tomorrow. "

I may be wrong, but I thought that was clear, wasn't it? So, imagine my surprise to receive a text back from another (different) classmate that said this: "Does this mean wala tayong class sa Comm Res 1?"


Ok then, let me ask you this.
1. Is Comm Res 1 a subject taught by Sir Dodi?
2. Is the class conducted at the Antique house?
3. Will the class held on a Saturday? Perhaps, tomorrow?

If your answer to all three questions is YES and you STILL insist on asking me that ... question then let me repeat what I said earlier ... "ALL CLASSES at ANTIQUE HOUSE TOMORROW are cancelled due to construction repairs. This affects ALL OF SIR DODI'S CLASSES TOMORROW."

I think it is obvious that this is not a forever scenario. I did SPECIFICALLY SAY TOMORROW, didn't I? And SIR DODI'S CLASSES and ANTIQUE HOUSE.

Haaaaaay!!! PEOPLE! Use the brains you were given, puh-LEASE!!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

First Fun Run for 2010

I registered for the Century Tuna Superbods Run 2010 yesterday. I'll be paying the registration fee within the week. The last fun run I joined was the Slimmerrun which was also held at The Fort in 2009. I don't think I will do as well as I did last year 'cause I haven't had much opportunity to run since Christmas and then my recent accident forced me to limit my activities for some time. I'm hoping that at the very least it won't take me 15 minutes to complete 3k.

So, for the next 2 weeks I am going to get back to running to recondition my body. After all, I will be running with superbods. I don't want to look like the fatso lumbering along in a crowd of skinny people. If I can't be thin, I could at least be a decent runner.

Krispy Kreme, you will have to stay away for a bit. I have to resist temptation.