Saturday, February 21, 2009

RE: [unpeaa] Updates

Thanks to this email and update from Engr. Larry L. Cabatic (Batch 1986)President, UNP Engineering Alumni Association;

Greetings of peace and felicity!

We had our First UNP BSCE Graduates reunion (sort of) last Sunday,February 15, 2009 at Linda's Garden, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur.

There were 36 of us who attended. Members of batch 77, 79 and morerecent ones were with us. We shared our memories and laughter. We had a short and simple program followed by a lunch sponsored by Engr.Cristina Corpuz-Palos of batch 1985. Thereafter, we had a planningsession where we contributed our ideas on things we can do to share toour beloved Alma Mater as expression of our gratitude forpreparing us in attaining where we are now.

We will post some of the pictures.

In the meantime, please be informed and help us disseminate this: that there will be another gathering / reunion set on May 2, 2009(Saturday), 9:00AM at the Open Cafe, UNP, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur.

Please be there!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Shattering silence

Now you’re more of a coward mum
I can’t fathom what this is all about
Been hoping for some time now to get back the least wink of your eye
Unfortunately all I got was more than a silence

You were the kind who always creates sound
Sound that brings smile to the depth of my heart
That made me feel you were just so near
Might come on wee hours or at my busiest time

Suddenly you are so silent then
It’s disturbing, worrying and weakening
Would you mind telling me please
Rather, I’d loose in your shattering silence

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Burden: deal or no deal?

On the weekend, I was contemplating over my mailbox what messages would I erase from the new mails in queue. Save some of those who has nice subject on it and would read the following day. However few minutes passed I decided to go over them and read quickly.

I found somehow a pointer in this long read mail and redirect my cloudy thought for quite a while.

Making it shorter;

Whatever burdens you're carrying now, let them down for a moment if you can. Put down anything that may be a burden to you right now. Don't pick it up again until after you've rested a while.

Dealing with burden in some ways;
  • Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue.
  • Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.
  • Always wear stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
  • Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be "Recalled" by their maker.
  • If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
  • If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
  • It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to be kind to others.
  • Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.
  • Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
  • Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.
  • The second mouse gets the cheese.
  • When everything's coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.
  • Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.
  • You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.
  • Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.
  • We could learn a lot from crayons... Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.
  • A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Tiny-healthy legumes

Have we started setting aside legumes on our daily menus for some reasons? Perhaps we’ve already long forgotten them. Why not? Most of the people around us laid the verdict already. It causes or may develop arthritis as they say.

In contrast to the hearsay I’ve been hearing from some folks within and far from our place. To my relief (because I love legumes), below is a result of long study how legumes could be of much help to our health.

Taking a part of Canada’s RD February health news:

Diabetes. An increased intake of legumes could reduce risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by about 40 percent, according to researchers from the Shanghai Women’s Health Study ( a population-based study whose participants are being monitored for the occurrence of several diseases). They assessed the diets of more than 64, 000 women over 4 ½ years. Of all subjects, those who had the highest intake of legumes had a significantly lower incidence of the disease, adding further evidence to the beneficial effects of this food.
Coronary Heart Disease. Data from a large study of more than 9,600 healthy adults showed that those who ate legumes four more times a week had a significantly lower risk of coronary heart disease than those who ate them once a week or less.
Cancer. There is some evidence that legumes may decrease risk of developing prostate cancer. This may be due, in part, to their plant chemicals such as saponins and phytosterols.

I couldn’t almost believe it but here it is. It is such good news for us who like eating these tiny creatures. Ultimately we can start loving and eating legumes again.

RE: all UNP BSCE graduates

There will be a reunion on February 15, 2009 at Linda's Garden Vigan City. Motorcade will start at 9:00 a.m. in front of Mart 1 near Salcedo Plaza. A 150 registration fee will be collected for our lunch and other expenses.

Please pass this message. Thank you.

Nelia Verzosa - Aman batch ‘86

(I do hope this isn’t too late to post. Please find time to visit as well)