Two branches of one tree face the setting sun

ang dami kong ipinapagpasalamat ngayong taon. nasa banyo ako kaninang umaga nung sinulat ko ang listahang ito sa toilet paper habang nakaupo sa trono.

mga dapat kong ipagpasalamat ngayong 2007:

  1. nakabili kami ng bahay dito sa california.
  2. under control ang diabetes ko and in fact, i’m in the best shape that i’ve ever been in my entire life.
  3. generally in good health ang pamilya at malakas pa rin ang mommy ko kahit 83 years old na siya.
  4. maganda ang takbo ng career ko at medyo na promote pa nga ako sa trabaho.
  5. tigas titi pa rin at 42 years old. who would have thought.

in fact, para masubukan kung gaano ito katigas ay nag sampay ako ng twalya rito last week at, praise be to god, hindi ito nahulog sa sahig. pretty fucking impressive, if i may say so myself.

at home in antipolo, 2006

pero ang pinaka pinapagpasalamat ko siguro ay magkasama pa rin kami ni jet after almost 17 years na mag-asawa. ang layo na ng narating namin simula nung aming jollibee inspired wedding day and we’re still going strong. sinuwerte lang siguro ako. mahirap kasing harapin ang buhay kung nag-iisa ka lang.

34 thoughts on “Two branches of one tree face the setting sun

  1. you really are blessed not only with material things but with talent ,great sense of humor and loving people around you near and far. i know that this blessing will continue all through out your life ika nga ni brother mike e “siksik,liglig, umaapaw”……..best of luck to you and mrs.jet have a happy christmas!!!!!!

    off topic ito, but i saw and read your butsekik blog,i must say napapadalas na ang pagpopost mo ng blog about food, sana makapag launch ka ng compilation ng post mo all about food along with your witty entry, that would be so cool,i bet the pictures would be pleasing to the eyes plus it would be a great motivation for others to eat healthy kasi very light and funny ang comment and the recipes are easy to prepare plus you make it sound a lot easier.maybe someday ano po?

  2. inggit ako sa inyong marriage. he he. at least manong batjay eh hindi mo pa kailangan patulan yung mga spam emails na viagra for sale at on sale. ha ha ha.

    suerte ka po. mahirap makahanap ng right person na makakasama sa pagtanda.

  3. thank you.

    hindi panyo – face towel naman. sa iyo rin sachiko – good health and happiness.

    ATE GLO! gusto ko ngang subukan mag viagra. sabi kasi sa mga commercial dito, pwede kang magkaroon ng complications at apat na oras ang erection.

    i’ve been cooking a lot lately. in fact, the past months, ako na parati nagluluto sa bahay. i love cooking – sayang nga at ngayon lang ako nag-aaral.

    hey toni. thank you.good luck sa inyo rin.

  4. I thank… whoever there is to thank… that you are the person you are. If, as they say, I have a charmed life, siguradong sigurado… ikaw ang charm sa buhay ko.

    I love you, birthday boy.

    HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

  5. so it’s your birthday !!!!!!! Happy Birthay Man…….. and Merry Christmas and Happy New year to you and Jet….. See you soon……..

  6. Mr. Batjay, as a rather belated toast to your birthday, I’ll be playing on my IPod “Happy Birthday” from the famous “White Album” in your honor.

    May you have many more happy and blessed birthdays to come. 🙂 All the best!

  7. oo nga eh. maraming salamat sir.

    i love the white album. it’s in my all time best list.

    thank you rin allan. i hope to see you again when you visit your sister.

  8. happy birthday, batjay! every year, tumatanda ka. next year, mas matanda ka pa. tanda mo na, jk. 42 is still young naman ah so #5 isn’t surprising at all. each time a year is added to my age nga, tingin ko sa mga older-than-i-am ay no-they-ain’t-old-yet lol…

    gave your list a going-over and indeed there is much to be thankful for, including someone who is there through your tumbles, stumbles, fumbles (ano ‘yun, football?), joy, laughter, etc. ask ko lang, and i hope you don’t take offense — do you also have gushy schmaltzy exchanges offline like the ones you drown readers with online? guess that is what keeps the flame burning 😉

    it is nice to see a sensitive soul who is open and unrestrained. walang hiya-hiya lol…

    happy birthday again. you deserve all the good things that came/come your way…

  9. thank you sa bati. i can tell a few things about you and probably how you handle relationships by the way you comment.

    hi allan. march or april – spring time. the best time to visit southern california and the best time to leave the philippines. paramdam ka a few weeks before para makapaghanda ako ng vacation time. see you soon.

    ingat,
    jay

  10. kuya, happy birthday!!!

    ang sweet naman.

    ikaw ang ‘charm’ sa buhay ni ‘te jet for 17 years. wow. kaka inspire talaga ang relationship nyo kuya.

    merry christmas po.

  11. Batjay, who would have thoughted indeed! 😀
    Many, many happy returns of the day!
    I thank God for you!

    The best of life, love and health (and wealth too, if I may add!) to you and jet!

  12. sir tanong lang ng isang enhinyerong sumusunod, ata, sa yapak nyo,: anong mas maganda sa inyo, nuhay nyo bilang consultant sa singapore o sa buhay nyo sa states! curious lang po. obviously, senglot in gapore kami (ako) ngayon!
    pasensya na sir, medyo excited na medyo natatakot. di ko alam ang pupuntahan ko ngayon diyan eg!

  13. napaka spontaneous mo talaga. sa CR pa ang setting! haha! Merry Christmas po and regards to Mrs. Jet.

    Ahm… medyo nabagabag lang ako sa komento ni mercedes_de_brazo… ayun lang. well, tanong nya yon eh.curious lang siguro tlga.

    anyhow, happy holidays uli! and long live to both of you…

  14. merry christmas din. naintindihan ko kung bakit ka nabagabag – mayroon akong mga assumptions kung bakit ganito ang mga comment pero di ko na lang sasabihin online. sa email pwede. hehehe.

    good luck kabayan.

  15. oh… 😦

    been busy with the buying, wrapping etc and someone ed me about this. first q ko: is it good or bad? go read, i was told…

    was raving to some re this blog, of the writer’s wit non pareil, of the humor bordering on the acerbic, with a good singing voice to boot (reminiscent of my father who himself was a mapuan 19-forget it because i forgot), na natutuwa ako for him and what he has achieved, etc. then one tells me, “but it’s all sweetness etc.”. hence….

    mea culpa if it was taken differently. dili na ako mag-comment, don’t worry. guess am better off being a silent spectator. or simply silent

  16. merry christmas po batjay and jet. i’m just one of your gazillion web readers dropping by to scribble my greetings. goodluck and all the best to you and your family this 2008!

  17. wow! 17 years na kayo ng wife mo… kami mag 4 yrs pa lang sa april 2008 pero naging magbf kami nung 15 yrs old kami so parang 16 yrs na din halos kami together. inspired talaga ako everytime binabasa ko ang mga entries mo (onga pala, yung book mo nakauwi na ng pilipinas — pinabaon ko kase kay lenin para malibang sa airplane)…

    sana maging kasingtagal din namin kayo… halos nagsisimula pa lang kami sa married life… 4 yrs compared sa 17 yrs nyo… hay.. kaya lang ayaw ata kami bigyan ng anak 😦

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