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Corazon C. Aquino 1933-2009

yellow ribbon for Pres Cory Aquino

Prayer for a Happy Death (2004)
by Corazon C. Aquino

Almighty God, most merciful Father
You alone know the time
You alone know the hour
You alone know the moment
When I shall breathe my last.

So remind me each day, most loving Father
To be the best that I can be
To be humble, to be kind,
To be patient, to be true,
To embrace what is good
To reject what is evil
To adore only You.

When that final moment does come
Let not my loved ones grieve for long
Let them comfort each other
And let them know how much happiness
They brought into my life.
Let them pray for me
As I will continue to pray for them,
Hoping that they will always pray for each other.
Let them know that they made possible
Whatever good I offered to our world
And let them realize that our separation
Is just for a short while
As we prepare for our reunion in eternity.

Our Father in heaven
You alone are my hope
You alone are my salvation
Thank You for Your unconditional love. Amen.

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Francis “Kiko” Magalona 1964-2009

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An ICON died yesterday.
Not only did he marked this world as the “Master Rapper” among other things he was proud to be PINOY! I have been reading his journals in Multiply getting inspirations and strengths  continuing fighting his happy battle.
I saw my husband shed a tear for the second time yesterday. The news came as a shock for us, thought it was a joke coming from mukamo.com but then I checked chuvaness (who’s a good friend of the Magalonas) and it was confirmed.

We are expecting to see him perform tonight at the Eraserheads Concert. I guess we would have to wait for the Sickos Project CD to hear him sing again.

I guess news touched a soft part on my heart. Yesterday I learned that my colleague’s husband have prostate cancer and with Nanay battling the breast cancer herself, I could not help but realize that the big “C” is indeed very real.  I have been tough through Nanay’s battle and want to stay that way, I can see thru her eyes that she’s drawing her energy from me and my siblings so we have to be strong.

Today is Tatay’s bday, and I regret that I can’t go home today but don’t worry Tatay we will have a blast tomorrow. I will kiss and hug you for I love you both.