My life in twenty-three sentences

I already did this one before and I wrote another for my 23rd birthday.


1989 – I was born 17 minutes before the 18th.

1990 – I spent my first birthday in a hospital.

1991 – I inhaled some ashes from Mt. Pinatubo’s eruption.

1992 – Miriam Defensor-Santiago almost became our president.  I think I’m enjoying my time playing outside or watching television commercials.

1993 – The year Rene Requiestas died (he’s one of my favorite local comedians though it took me years to realize he’s already dead).

1994 – I was still in Kindergarten when I saw our home being demolished due to a land dispute.

1995 – Our youngest sibling, Janine, was born.

1996 – I’m bullied by my classmates constantly and my grades are declining.

1997 – Space Jam appealed to me very much because I prefer Looney Tunes over Disney.

1998 – One day, I got late in school and cited traffic as an excuse when in fact that I got delayed because of a demolition (for the second time).

1999 – Fractured my left arm when I got pushed by a playmate while trying an acrobatic stunt in a fence (he might have helped me do it).

2000 – I shifted sports from baseball to chess (maybe due to the fracture).

2001 – I earned my first gold medal in a chess team intramural event (my first ever gold medal in any sports event).

2002 – During a one-day sports event, I earned two gold medals in two different events, chess (individual) and swimming (relay).

2003 – With our new coach, we end the drought and won the championship in chess for our school.

2004 – I fractured my left arm (for the second time) while playing basketball.

2005 – My first time to fly with an airplane and be away from home for a week.

2006 – I graduated in high school, got the loyalty award, and entered college.

2007 – I initially tried to learn how to play the guitar to impress girls but I changed my motivation later on.

2008 – I got included in the Dean’s List for one semester.

2009 – Overcame the jitters while singing in front of the crowd in an auditorium (I can’t see the crowd ’cause the light-men focused at the stage).

2010 – I graduated in college with honors. 🙂

2011 – I joined the Marist Brothers.

2012 – Will accept the challenge of being offline for two years because of our novitiate formation.


Now I urge you to try writing a power sentence for every year of your life even if it’s not your birthday.

Have a nice day!

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