About the Things I Love by Brandon

My son Brandon showed this to me. He says on the first day of school this year, he was tasked to speak about gender equality. He failed with a “believable” score of 50 something out of 100.  At his speaking test last week, he finally got the nod of his teacher.

“I love my life. There is nothing I can ask for. I do everything with life and passion. I ride my bike like there is no tomorrow, I mingle with my love ones like time is gonna run out and no one can ever change that. I don’t really know what I love doing ‘coz it’s my nature to do everything, to always try something new, but I know that if my family supports me on something, a love is created within me and that thing because I am happy that way, I am happy pleasing other people. I realized that you feel love when you’re happy.”

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I’d love to share with you special moments with Brandon. He is a “special child”. He started driving at 2. He started competing against professional off-roaders at 9. At one race he competed in, he handled his 4×4 jeep with one hand ‘coz his left arm was in a cast. He’s left-handed, by the way. Aside from his passion at the wheel, he got a 99 grade in Math in grade one. He was able to enter the Science Class at the Ilocos Norte National High School as a scholar. When he was younger, he wanted to be a pilot. After a year, he wanted to take up Robotics. Only recently, he wants to be a mechanical engineer. I don’t know how he is able to shape a life that is seemingly bursting with animation. And I don’t know he writes good stuff that inspires. I am inspired.

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Last Days of 2012


The world survived the Mayan calendar — what 2012 was to all of us. An awesome year!

My boy Brandon grabbed a double victory in Vintar’s 9th Siwawer Off-Road Challenge. At 14, the youngest challenger won the modified/tube buggy category besting 13 contenders and sealed a double victory in the reverse track shootout.

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A double celebration — Martine’s birthday and Brandon’s double victory.

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Our holiday photos…

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– Miss chocolate cake.

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– Grasshopper + green tea KitKat.

Wishing everyone the best in 2013! Thanks for all the love!

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