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!

The 26th People Power Revolution


Today, the Philippines celebrates the 26th anniversary of EDSA Revolution. It was a peaceful uprising of the Filipino people against the dictatorship rule that governed the country for more than 20 years.

To celebrate the historic event, below are three versions of Bayan Ko, the unofficial theme of the People Power Revolution. Click them if you want to listen and it will open a new tab.


My life in twenty-two sentences

As suggested by Stef on Topic #238: Write a power sentence for every year of your life, this is my life described in twenty-two sentences:

1989: I was born 17 minutes before midnight, which is the 18th of the month.

1990: My brother was born two days before Christmas.

1991: I was exposed to volcanic ashes when my mom was outdoors with me during the Mt. Pinatubo eruption.

1992: I was three years old and that’s all I can remember.

1993: Boy band music dominated the airwaves during the 90s.

1994: I’m at Kindergarten when we relocated because our house got demolished due to a land dispute .

1995: The year our youngest sister was born during the tenth month.

1996: The first thing that came to my mind here is that I was bullied by my classmates in first grade.

1997: I remember that my siblings are stuck in their seats watching Michael Jordan and the Bulls play against Utah Jazz (This made me regret for not watching the game live years later).

1998: Our relocated house got demolished again because we lost in a land dispute in court.

1999: Fractured my left arm when I got pushed while climbing a wall. (Why would I climb a wall? For fun I think.)

2000: I shifted from baseball to chess because of the fracture.

2001: Our chess team won the Finals thus earning me my first gold medal in any sports event.

2002: It was during our school sports fest when I won two gold medals both in Swimming and Chess events.

2003: With our new coach in our school, our chess team in the Midget Division (ages 13 years below) won first place! 🙂

2004: I fractured my left arm for the second time while playing basketball.

2005: I traveled south for an immersion in Buda (Bukidnon-Davao), an overnight stay in Notre Dame Lagao Community, and for an attendance in Marist Youth Congress.

2006: My last stay in high school as well as my first year in college.

2007: I’m in the mood to read Blink by Malcolm Gladwell as I’m currently inspired by dating a classmate of mine.

2008: I became a partial scholar in college (one semester only though).

2009: Got a summer job in a fast-food chain and I got fired within two months.

2010: I graduated in college with honors. 🙂

2011: I’m currently very far away from home while writing this.

Update (9/4, 2:00 PM, GMT+8): Edited 1994, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2005.