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Last November 19 (Tuesday), a life changing event happened to me while I was stuck in traffic — I was mugged.
My Dad never really allowed to me to commute. Hence, I’ve been driving from places to another ever since I got my driver’s license back in 2008. I thought that driving my own car will decrease the probability of me experiencing the same stories I hear from people who commute, but I was wrong. After the incident, I posted this on my Facebook wall:

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To continue my story from my Facebook post, I still went to the relief ops for the typhoon victims as fast as I could because my best friends are waiting. Fortunately for me, since I don’t have my phone anymore, I easily found my friends outside the CCF Center waiting for me to arrive.
I told them what happened and of course, I heard words of comfort and sympathy. “At least okay ka, phone lang naman yung nakuha. Yon nalang yung isipin mo, buti hindi yung wallet mo or yung relo mo… At ang importante hindi yung buhay mo, hindi ka nasaktan”
I started to ask questions, though. Why did it happen to ME. Out of those many cars, why does it have to be my car? Bad luck? Yes. I lost my three-week-old iPhone 5 and I still have to pay for it.
But it wasn’t the phone. The thing is, I can still feel that sharp object that the robber pressed against the left side of my neck. I can still picture the incident. It was traumatic.
I was still recovering from a tiring week when that happened. After the success of our biggest event, I didn’t know that something bad was coming. Good thing, the day after the incident we had another event — so I had to be busy, thank God. With all the comforting words I heard that day from friends, thank you. They told me they saw my Facebook post.
I was surprised about the number of people who shared my post. After 3 days that post was shared 2,300+ times.

My family, relatives and friends from work, college, high school shared it. Their friends and their friends’ friends shared it. Well, that’s how social media works, right?
My friends who are lawyers, doctors, blogger/celebrities shared my story — Chuckie Dreyfus even blogged about it. (Thanks, Tito Chuck! I read the comments on your blog and most of them aren’t nice. Haha!)

For the first time, I clearly knew the meaning of this cliché phrase: “Things happen for a reason”
Friday morning, the answer to my question became much clearer. Why me?
Maybe because I’m surrounded by these people. People who will listen and who will share my story to warn their love ones, friends and family about the things that could happen if it was them on that road (or any other road). I’m glad that it was me. I’m grateful that it was me who experienced it. I know that He made me His instrument, which is priceless.
If it didn’t happen to me, I would never know how much my friends and family care for me. Plus, I wouldn’t be more cautious. I was careless and too trusting. I learned a lot, I hope people pick up something from my experience. To all those who showed love, care and comfort, thank you. Stay safe, everyone.

Last November 19 (Tuesday), a life changing event happened to me while I was stuck in traffic — I was mugged.

My Dad never really allowed to me to commute. Hence, I’ve been driving from places to another ever since I got my driver’s license back in 2008. I thought that driving my own car will decrease the probability of me experiencing the same stories I hear from people who commute, but I was wrong. After the incident, I posted this on my Facebook wall:

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October 31st - ELC (etymology: Estrella, Liongson & Cua - three of DLSU’s advertising/marketing big league professors; aka EverLasing Clingy friends). The night of our first ever costume party. We weren’t planning to make an effort to dress up until one of my friends told us that we are advertising graduates, we need to be creative. MEH.

Some of us just wore whatever we can put on but some are just fab - e.g LADY GAGA.

(Source: arjohnyabut.ph)

The Kings of Summer

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Director : Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Screenwriter : Chris Galletta

Starring : Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias

Plot: Three friends decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods finding their way to independence.

Hits: Authentic, Fresh, Youthful

Highly recommended!