Life is indeed a journey, where we will experience happy and sad moments. A couple of days ago, Myrna Borja, who is a good friend of my parents and my uncle Raul, passed away. During the funeral mass, I had flashbacks of how we grew up in Natipuan, Batangas, where we experienced living a simple life together with our whole family. I was maybe in my early teens at that time when Martial Law was declared, and we had to hide my father since was going to be arrested. The Borjas were one of our family’s closest friends who supported us. And just a week ago, we lost Reuel Virtucio, one of our best Angelpreneurs who has been helping Go Negosyo in its activities. He unexpectedly passed away at a very young age of 49.
Funerals remind us of our mortality and how much time we really have left in our earthly life. But we are also reminded of its beauty through happy occasions. Last Saturday, Go Negosyo trustee and advocate Felix and Grace Ang had their baby Francesca Grace baptized. Having a baby after such a long time is indeed a blessing, especially now that we are in the year of the dragon. Meanwhile, in a dinner hosted by a friend, I greeted Greg Domingo a belated happy birthday. When I asked him how old he is, he said that he is 58 years old. Greg mentioned this is the last quarter of his life, assuming a lifespan of 80 years. Somehow, it makes you realize how precious every moment is, and it allows you to spend time to assess how are you as far has accomplishing your vision for yourself that you did many years back. (more…)