Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Weekends with Corazon

Corazon survived cervical cancer. Then she had it again. She is a very strong woman. Underwent chemotherapy for the second time. Corazon survived cervical cancer the second time. One afternoon, doctor called us in. Corazon might have it again. 

I am Nanoy. 27 and Corazon is my mother. I am a government employee. And my sister is my boss. Like any regular paying job, Saturday and Sunday are my off. 

Corazon is a strong woman. I never saw her cry after everything she went through.They say you can see pain in one's eyes. I never did. If I was asked what kind of a woman she is, I would say, she is tough. She never surrenders. "Fighter," as her doctor says she is. 

First Chemotherapy. She asked if she will loose her hair. No, she didn't loose her hair. I remember waiting outside Perpetual Soccour Hospital every session. I peek through a window hole to check her out from time to time. There she is, holding her rosary with eyes closed. I know what she is praying for. I pray for it as well. When session ends, I get us a cab and we go home to our rented house. We prepare her dinner and talk to her about the session. She always manage to smile but whines about the food. She lost her appetite. That's normal they say. But we encourage her just the same. And she listens. She survived.

Second Chemotherapy. She asked if she will loose her hair. Yes, she did loose her hair. With constant conversations about it, she understood the process. We bought her a wig. She wore it. She wore it with style. She survived. Her hair grew back. We got rid of the wig and the memories with it.

We did our regular visit with our doctor. She was checked-up. Doctor says she might get it again. We were advised to undergo CT Scan. Corazon didn't want to. We decided to forgo. 

Corazon was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer stage IVB, she survived it, the year was 2009. Two years after, 2011, she was diagnosed again and survived it again. Corazon is a survivor, she is surviving, she will survive.

My weekends with Corazon are all that I have now...(to be continued)

Truly tickles,



Ulpiano


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I MISSED YOU

Hi, kumusta? How are you? 

I use this line all the time. Especially when I meet old friends, acquaintances or even strangers who look familiar. I am using this now because I have been away for almost a year now. Yes, this soul haven't been active in blogs or other social media sites except Facebook. And I miss you, yes you! Charice and you, "Chasters" all over the world.

This blog is unlike other blogs wholly dedicated to Charice and her fans. In a day or two, you will read articles about her, yes. But you will also encounter some other stuff worth reading and worth your time. 

Writing isn't really my expertise. I graduated with a degree in Business Administration major in Management, which explains why my writing will be very simple and direct. Trust me, you won't need Miriam or Wiki when you chance upon this humble blog of mine (laughs). 

Someday, I do wanna right like any stereotyped writers. I wanna learn their craft. Might take some time or a lot of time but will burn candles if I have to. For now, I'll settle for less and that is writing my thoughts on this piece of media.

What to expect? I cannot answer that yet. But most definitely, it'll be about us, our lives, how people matter, how Charice matters, how Chasters matter and lastly how life matters.

I'll be posting my first thought very soon and I hope you'll like it.

Truly tickles,



Ulpiano

Friday, December 2, 2011



Here is my TOP 10 want/wishlist for Christmas, hope Santa finds time to make it come true :)

 1. I want to meet CHARICE.
2. I wish for her to sign all the albums that I bought. :)
3. I want to ask her if she'd want to go out with me? lol.
4. I wish to sit front row in her future concerts here in PI or abroad.
5. I want for her to hug my mom and sing her a song.
6. I wish we're friends.
7. I want to have duet with her, even if I can't carry a tune.
8. I wish she finds a lot of time to rest.
9. I want to be her back up singer! hahaha I'd be the worst back-up singer she'd ever have.
10. Lastly, I wish for her to sing any song and have it dedicated to ME. yay!

Comment if we have the same want/wishlist. hehehe

Till here - tikling

Monday, July 18, 2011

CHARICE : MY NAPA REVIEW

With the recent appearance of Charice during the 6th Annual NAPA Valley Festival Del Sole 2011, Chasters all around the world have finally quenched their thirst after waiting for updates, news and videos.

I have seen the videos uploaded by Chasters who were there and I must say, Charice shined like never before. Tthe quality of the videos are not at its best but IT’S THE BEST THAT WE CHASTERS HAVE. KUDOS to those Chasters who have allowed us to feel how it is to be in her presence. I just feel a bit sad reading some comments in youtube about her performance. There seems to be no ending on these CRABS and their MENTALITY. Nonetheless, I have contained my frustrations and sadness in a bottle and throw it away.

The fashion style of Charice is what I fancy. Its simple and its her loved color. She definitely commands her fashion style and how she wants us to see her in her next appearances. SHEEK AND GLAM, SIMPLE AND ICONIC.


For now, CHASTERS just have to wait for what can, would, should, shall HAPPEN NEXT.  But what I am so excited about is the debut of her 3rd Music VIDEO for ONE DAY, which is surely out before the month ends (hopeful).

BTW, I missed blogging for the past weeks as I have been engaged in another job which demanded much of my time. I have constantly lurked in CHARICEMANIA but failed to log on to UNO’s chatbox as I have limited time online.

I’ll be posting below some vids of CHARICE’s Performances in NAPA. Credit goes to the uploaders.
TO THE TOP CHASTERS! UNITED!

CHARICE: TLYM and BODYGUARD MEDLY

                                                        CHARICE : I WILL SURVIVE

CHASTERS ENJOY!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

CHARICE : Far as the SKY [official music video]

BULL DOCTOR - Tamami (Makiko Esumi), known as the "Bull Doctor," is a forensic doctor who uses any means necessary to uncover the truth. She is also a mother with one child. Due to her persistence she is often butting heads with a passionate detective (Satomi Ishihara) and fellow forensic doctor (Goro Inagaki).


International singing sensation, Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco or also known as Charice was chosen to record the theme song of a new Japanese TV Series “Bull Doctor."
Below is the official Music Video of the theme song "Far as the SKY"




    [video source : Trammy 777]

LETS MAKE THE VIDEO VIRAL click link here

Saturday, July 2, 2011

CHARICE : " BIG VOICE in this tiny little body" - Leah Salonga

Not the first time - Leah Salonga, Tony Award - winning actress/ singer, in almost all interviews here in the Philippines and abroad has nothing to say but praises and admiration for Charice. It was in the luxury Hotel Carlyle in New York where she gave a moment to be interviewed by Ryan Songalia (professional writer. She was asked all sorts of questions but what caught my attention was her honest opinion on Filipino talents such as Arnel Pineda and Charice, who have penetrated the US Music Industry because of pure talent. (Charice is mentioned at 6:40 )




Synopsis: (International recording star Lea Salonga took a moment after her opening night performance at the Carlyle Hotel in June 2011 to speak with me about the concert series, her involvement with the new play Allegiance, the RH Bill and emerging pop star Charice.)

Here are other interviews of Miss Leah Salonga mentioning Charice:


 " ... at the end of the day if you're just so insanely talented, you cannot be ignored."
  




" ... the world would be stupid to ignore you."

HEALTHY FRUIT SHAKE: All you need is GUYABANO


I’m not sure if Americans are aware of a fruit that is called GUYABANO. It’s not the best seller among fruits and you don’t get to see it being made available at the supermarket. But it is one of the healthiest fruits I must say, considering the benefits we get from a fruit dubbed as the “miracle fruit.” Yes it is a miracle fruit because it can cure CANCER.
Cancer is a disease characterized by “out-of-control cell growth.” The medical society has discovered that there are over 100 different types of cancer and each is classified by the type of cell that is initially affected. Cancer mostly strikes the cervix, prostrate, breast and lungs. And the major causes of cancer is believed to be a combination of genetic factors and outside carcinogens like tobacco, viruses, infection, vinyl chloride and inappropriate diet. How you take care of your health, the food you eat and your kind of lifestyle matters in dealing with Cancer. Thus it is very important to stay healthy and eat healthy food.
The “Guyabano” is a very healthy fruit.  It is the fruit from the Graviola tree that is a miraculous natural cancer cell killer said to be 10,000 times stronger than Chemo. That is why I am here to let you know that a glass of some sour sop juice from time to time is not only healthy and good for your diet but it also prevents cancer. The taste is not that bad and it’s completely natural.  It definitely has no side effects as well. That is why if you have space, I suggest you plant one in your garden because the other parts of the tree are as useful as the fruit itself. And do you know that the Graviola tree–including the bark, leaves, roots, fruit and fruit-seeds – have been used for centuries by medicine men and native Indians in South America to treat heart disease, asthma, liver problems and arthritis. That is very interesting, right?

Now, because the fruit is a bit sour, it might not appeal to you. But I want to share with you how I make this sour-tasting fruit into a smooth and luscious shake that you cannot resist. This is a very good alternative for the usual fruit shakes we order in snack bars and restaurants or food shops. And it’s very easy and convenient to prepare. For a single blending, good for about 3 tall glasses, you will need about 2 cups “guyabano” flesh, peeled and seed removed, 1/2 cup skimmed milk, ¼ cup honey, 2 cups ice cube and 1 cup cold water.

Preparing it is as simple as drinking it afterwards.  All you just have to do is put everything into the blender and pulse it a couple of times until a smooth, rich and creamy consistency is attained. Pour it into your glass and viola; you have a healthy, cancer-preventing fruit shake that fits your diet and healthy lifestyle. And it doesn’t even cause you that much to prepare it.
So, the next time you buy your fruits and vegetables at the supermarket look for a guyabano fruit  and take 2-3 pieces, that should be enough for a week. If it’s not available in the supermarket you can check on local Asian stores or check its availability online as well. 

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