Million March / Visiting a Mentor

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So I’m back again on the track.

It was really a shock when I found out that our College Adviser/Mentor is sick. During that time, we were about to leave the house to attend the million march at Luneta when I received an sms that his condition is a serious one. It didn’t sink in to me until a few minutes of silence as I was surfing the internet. From that moment, I couldn’t lift a finger and just froze for a while. I locked into our room and thinking about it all over again which cause me a great migraine. So the appointment was delayed and we (husband and I) started to argue. Why am I so silent that time? He can’t help but blame himself because he thought that he did something stupid that made me mad or upset…

After long hours of silence…(about 4 hours) I finally decided to attend the march, rain or shine. This Million March is a one day event wherein all Filipinos are invited to attend to scrap the Pork Barrel. It is very happy to see that many citizens participated. We wear white to show peace and unity.

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For the record, this is the first protest rally that my daughter attended. She participated too; dancing in front of the stage, feeling the rhythm of the music. We didn’t able to finish the event because we’re afraid of the heavy rain to come out.

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Visiting Mr. Lito Casaje:

The following day, we visited our adviser, Sir Lito in his condominium. I was with my college friends and my husband. Seeing him again…I’m surprised with his looks. He doesn’t look ill. He looks healthy and happy. I bet his fighting spirit still lives in him. His love and passion for artistry didn’t fade. That’s what I admire in him. His living room is full of books and papers from his office and huge paintings from his fellow artists. I felt like I went back to my college days. Nostalgic. He lives alone and a maid is the only one taking care of his household chores. I feel sad for him in this aspect but thank God because He blesses our professor with caring daughters, that’s us, his students.

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Before we leave, we gave him a little remembrance: A medium-sized frame provided by Sam with a flip cartoon animation made by me. We wrote our uplifting messages there to encourage him to fight his cancer and live the life of arts. In return, he gave us his first published book. It is his collection of short scripts. If you want to learn basic scriptwriting, you can purchase the book from him.

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To our excitement for his recovery, Sam and Channa proposed to organize a fund raising and tribute for him. An event that is close to his heart, theater play. Our dreams are about to happen in months…for the reader, please pray for our Sir Lito Casaje for his fast recovery. He may still live longer and produce more theater plays in the future.

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