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Random Thoughts: 2012 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,500 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get that many views.

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Birthday & 12.12.12 Part #2: Ang Pasko ay Rebolusyon

Here’s the SECOND THING that I promised this morning to launch! My first ever progressive Christmas Poem! Isang mapagpalayang Pulang Pasko sa lahat!

Ang-Pasko-ay-Rebolusyon

Here’s the FIRST THING that I launched: https://kristianlora.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/birthday-12-12-12-part-1/

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UPDATE: December 23, 2014

I would like to embed and share my NEW favorite song by Gloc-9 which is used as the soundtrack of Robin Padilla’s new film Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo (trailer right below Gloc-9’s song). #HindiPaTaposAngRebolusyon


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Birthday & 12.12.12 Part #1

It’s my birthday today and also,  it’s 12.12.12! It’s the last repetitive date that my generation and the generations prior to my generation could ever see. Because of these, I planned to launch TWO things today. And so, here’s the FIRST ONE:

December-'12

Tada! It has been my tradition since 2010 to launch my birthday photo/FB profile picture.

2010: Birthday Photo 2010

2011: Birthday Photo 2011

Yup, you’re  right! This is how vain I am. XD Moreso, annually, I list down my greeters to express my gratefulness to them for their greetings. But this is not the SECOND THING that I will be launching today. Just keep posted! GOD BLESS! ^____________^


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Continuing the Supremo’s Legacy: Live with and Learn from the Masses

Last November 30, we celebrated the 149th birthday anniversary of one of our greatest Filipino heroes and the Father of the Philippine Revolution – Gat Andres Bonifacio. I was not able to write an essay about it but I was able to write a poem for him. Moreover, an intern of Manila Bulletin asked me again about my thoughts on how the Filipino youth of today can live up to the principles and ideals of Gat Andres. The article was published last Nov. 29 and here’s my thought:

“One cannot emulate Gat Andres Bonifacio just by reading about his life and works but by studying the society as well. We go out of the confines of our schools and homes and live with the masses. It is in integrating ourselves with them that we can see and understand the ills of our society and feel the need to take part in the struggle towards liberating the oppressed. It is in immersing ourselves with them that we can understand why Bonifacio became a revolutionary and that the situation during his time is still happening today. It is then the task of our generation to continue Bonifacio’s ultimate goal – to gain genuine independence for the country and total liberation of the oppressed from the hands of the ruling class. We must continue the revolution he has started and end it with victory for the masses and for our beloved country.” – Kristian Jacob Abad Lora, BS in Computer Science, University of the Philippines – Cebu

First published on Manila Bulletin, November 29
http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/383597/continuing-supremo-s-legacy

Also published at Yahoo News! Philippines, December 1
http://ph.news.yahoo.com/continuing-supremo-legacy-033054780.html

“Bayan, bayan, bayan ko, ‘di pa tapos ang laban mo. Rebolusyon ni  Bonifacio, isulong mo, isulong mo!”

Robin Padilla who is playing the character of the Supremo in Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo joins militant activists from BAYAN during the 151th Anniversary of Ka Andres Bonifacio, Nov. 30, 2014. Photo by Macky Macaspac posted in Pinoy Weekly.

Robin Padilla who is playing the character of the Supremo in Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo joins militant activists from BAYAN during the 151th Anniversary of Ka Andres Bonifacio, Nov. 30, 2014.
Photo by Macky Macaspac posted in Pinoy Weekly.