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I never get tired of reading those write-ups about people’s encounter with Pres. Noy. Most Filipinos who love decency and the sense of democracy are learning to know the real Noynoy thru their writings. We are still grieving for him. Sad to say though, the troll army of the present administration is busy maligning and destroying his name. Funny that they are afraid of the dead. These trolls are well-funded.

Had it not been a pandemic, his funeral might have been even more touching or it might have equalled the funerals of his parents in terms of people attendance. He was accorded a lovely funeral march by the AFP as should be given to a previous president of the country. People lined up the road where the family, his cabinet. and close friends passed on their way to Manila Memorial Park where he was buried besides his parents. They waved Philippine flags and yellow ribbons. He was also given touching eulogy by his previous cabinet the night before.

I was overjoyed when I saw this photo of a younger Noynoy. He lost his dad when he was thirteen.

So June ends and this month will always be remembered. Farewell, may you rest in eternal peace.

#thankyoupinoy

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I deliberately postponed blogging until I could gather some good news in my neck of the woods. Things were quite uneventful the past days, nothing really great to blog about.

Oh, I almost forgot, we celebrated Josef’s 37th birthday last August 21, Monday. It was a simple birthday celebration with just the four of us – fried chicken, spaghetti, muffins, cakes. He blew two candles with two kinds of cakes.

Today I had my first dose of Pfizer vaccine. Next would be on July 15. The long wait for other vaccine instead of Sinovac is over. I don’t like Sinovac.

What a sad day today is. He is gone too soon. I was shocked to learn of our former Pres. Noy Aquino passing on early this morning. I didn’t even know he was ill the past months.

For me, he was the best president we ever had. Good service, sincerity, decent, with integrity, loyalty and compassion to the Filipino people. During his term, the Philippines was called the Tiger of Asia.

Rest in peace Pres. Noy. You are now in the bosom of Mama Mary and the loving embrace of Jesus. Your parents, Sen. Ninoy and Pres. Cory must be really happy seeing you again. Please whisper in their ears to guide us always and to make the Philippines a great nation again.

Farewell, God bless you.

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I think the last time I wrote a post was almost two weeks ago. This has never happened before even when I was on chemotherapy twelve years ago when I have just started blogging. I was able document my treatment.

I guess the longest time when I haven’t even visited WordPress was when I got sick with Covid. Having Covid and fighting it is not really worth blogging about, it does not deserve such.

To tell you the truth, I suddenly lost interest in blogging and sharing my thoughts in cyberspace. Maybe I deserve this hiatus, maybe not. And again I am sorry that I haven’t commented on your posts lately.

I could do just about anything now except gardening though I was able to trim some of our Pandakaki plants and Josef started cutting the carabao grass, finished a third of it. Some of our stepping stones are showing now. It may take several afternoons yet before we could put it into order. Really need to replant.

I took shot of our large jackfruit fruits which have grown bigger while I was sick. Our lone papaya tree has lots of fruits too. Our kalamansi trees are presently flowering but there are large fruits that we haven’t harvested yet.

I got engrossed again reading. An eclectic mix of historical, romance and lately started a book by Thomas Merton. It isnot the type that you read in one seating so I am biding my time reading it.

I haven’t been to the doctor yet. I still don’t have a normal sense of hearing. Still afraid to go out.

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I have’t touched a book since I got sick a month ago. I don’t know, my desire to read was nil. The words were foreign to me.

The other day, I attempted to read a Christmas story and I grabbed it setting aside the previous books which I started. I finished it on one day. It was a light read.

Yesterday, I looked at my e-book collection and saw Strangers by Dean Koontz. I don’t normally read anything about paranormal, detective stories and such. I will try to finish this one.

I am afraid I am quite late now with my Goodreads Reading challenge.

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No, Covid is not my favorite subject. In fact I am trying to avoid discussing how we were during the three weeks that we were on strict quarantine. It had a big impact though in our lives.

It seems like my life has drastically changed. I still feel its debris because every now and then, I have slight fever every day. There are times when I wake up but I don’t feel rested at all. I am taking Melatonin every night now to help me sleep but it seems it has no effect. There are times when I wake up and still feel so weak.

I read an article that it is not just fourteen days. Post-covid symptoms suddenly arise. My sense of hearing has become weaker. Ordinary conversations are high-pitched to my ears and noisy. There were times when I would hear those angry and strange voices.

I watch videos to pass the time when I can’t sleep (mostly about doggies) but I put off the sounds. I can’t stand too long to take a bath so I sit on a stool. I have a friend who almost lost his life because of pneumonia and his sense of hearing and his eyes were affected.

The effects of Covid manifest themselves one by one when it is gone. I have low immunity because I am a cancer survivor so I take vitamin D, sodium ascorbate with Zinc and my usual maintenance medicines. I alternate drinking green tea lemon,ginger juice and honey citron tea every morning.

It is hard to adjust but I have to. Thanks to a loving God who give us second chances at life.

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Sorry, I could not comment on your posts yet. I’ll visit them one of these days.

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I think I’ve forgotten how to post. Last week, our LGU finally declared that we are now Covid free. I don’t want to go into details anymore how I suffered. For almost two week, I was not able to eat. I had body weakness but thank God,no pneumonia.

Until now I still have slight fever every day which my doctor friend says is the debris of the virus. I cannot stand for long. My sense of hearing is affected. Sometimes I hear voices. I could not understand videos because they are high-pitched and noisy. I talk to my friends via Messenger just typing words like this.

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