It is a proven fact that time flies fast. Days would turn into weeks, weeks into months, months into a year. And true enough, the first half of the year just passed by. The thirty days of June which seemed too long by looking at it on the calendar went by just like an overnight visitor. So here I am again, doing a recap on how my month shaped up. Enumerating personal events, things and personalities that made a mark for the month of June.
Wedding bells again. And this time it was two of my friends, a barkada of mine Rhey and our college classmate Roselyn. They are the first of the two of our college couples who got married, and what made it extra special was the date. It was the 7th of June 2008 or 06-07-08! That day actually turned up to be a triple celebration, because it was a joint wedding and christening of their baby Riley Adriel, and it sort of became a college reunion for some of us. We had a lot of fun catching up with old friends and hoped to attend another wedding before the year ends (guess who?haha!).
Online movies. It wasn’t until this month that I learned or tried watching movies online. And I liked it! The first ever I got to watch was Dekada ’70, after reading the novel. And since the first site I checked out mostly had Tagalog uploads, I also got to watch Ouija with the twins and A Love Story with a friend. Just recently, I watched Kung Fu Panda over at watch-movies.net (which I really really loved!), and also a 1995 Leonardo DiCaprio film Total Eclipse. I hope I can watch some more, the ones that are really difficult to find a dvd copy of.
MV Princess of the Stars Tragedy. June 21, 2008 can probably make it to history books as a 23, 824-tonne commercial ferry which reportedly had around 800 passengers, capsized off the coast of San Fernando, Romblon at the height of typhoon Frank/Fengshen. It was on its way to Cebu City at about 11:45am when it happened, according to a survivor. Only around 40 survived and majority were said to have drowned with the ship. Rescue operations are still on going, and it was later found out that the ship carried some certain chemicals which may affect the marine life. Families of passengers are still devastated as they might not see their lovedones anymore. What happened was really heartbreaking. It is indeed very very hard to lose your lovedones in a tragic way. Let’s just hope and pray that this won’t happen again.
Photos courtesy of Associated Press, BBC/Calgary Herald
Pacquiao Victory! Ok, I won’t end this entry with a tragedy so might as well conclude on Manny Pacquiao’s recent triumph. It was indeed another victorious day for the entire Philippines as our People’s Champ won against David Diaz by KnockOut last June 29. Because of this, Pacquiao became the very first Asian to win four World Championship titles on different divisions. These are Super Flyweight, Super Bantamweight, Flyweight, and the one he just snatched off Diaz, the Lightweight title. It was an amazing fight! All rounds were dominated by Pacman, that’s why I was a bit surprised Diaz still managed to last until Round 9. Aside from the knockout scene, my most favorite part was when Manny checked out David after being knockedout, and attempted to help him. The first time Pacman did that to his opponent because according to him, he felt that David is a nice guy unlike the other ones he fought with. It was one of those time you’d go “Aaaaww..” Congratulations Pacquiao!
Photos courtesy of Newsday.com and BBC
Those are the events, stuff I got busy with and personalities that shaped up my June. Until next month! 😉