- 1975,Â January 11
Baby born after the Christmas 0f ’74. Must have been an expectant Christmas.
Dad says we lived a comfortable life. Inalagaan naman daw ako ng parents ko at mga kapatid ko, lalo daw ni atchi.
Earliest memory was playing in the owner type jeep of the Silvestres. I fall and burst my lower lip.
Watching our new home in Happy Homes being built. The Soriano kids throw coins into the wet cement of the house’s columns and stairs, for prosperity and blessings.
When we moved homes, I was riding at the back of a pick-up truck with the wind in my face, pretending I was driving a motorcycle. Bliss.
Got bitten in the face by our neighbor’s dog (a rotweiler, was it?) .
Went to school in Marishan (Maryknoll). Spent one of my first days there crying ‘coz I wasn’t dressed in uniform. Hahaha!
- 1981-1987 – SPED
Met a fascinating man, Manong Johnny, who endlessly inspired and entertained us kids with his street-smart science tricks.
Boy Scout camping in John Hay
Tae Kwon Do
Christmas programs, UN Day, Araw ng Kagitingan
- 1987-1991 – Pisay
A whole new world! Garnet, Camia, Rubidium, Muon.
LBM the best! 91 the best!
Trip to Baguio, Planetarium, Coconut Palace, Senate
- 1991-92 – UPLB
A whole new world ulit!
Yellow jackets of our barkada. Pusoy Dos, Trumps and losers washing dishes.
Skinny dipping at Baker Hall. Thursday evening parties. Rumbles.
Rally at Senate against bases.
- 1992-93 – UP Baguio
Discipline and self-reflection in Baguio. Starting anew.
- 1993-97 – UP Diliman
Whoa, what?! I’m in EE? Thanks Jor! :-)
UP EE, Yia hall,
Eraserheads, Payatas, Papuri
BarrioWork!!!!! Tiaong. Meeting Isay, our friend in the mountains (Dec ’95)
Solar Thesis. Board Exam.
- 1998-99 – Cuyo, Palawan
My brown suede shoes are brown. My black suede shoes are brown.
Pump boat rides on friday afternoons and Sunday afternoons.
Losing my voice in class. Losing my mind outside of class.
Tango Alpha and his radio, making phone-patched calls to Manila/Baguio
Beautiful moon, stars, wind, waves, nature!
- 1999-2001 – PIA, PMA
- 2001-2004 – FIT-ED/Digital Philippines
Trips to Visayas, giving trainings, writing technical papers and books. First taste of personal financial abundance.
- 2004-2005 – AIM
Wow, list of dean! hehehe.
Good friends from Vietnam, Bhutan, India, Nepal, China, Myanmar, Ilocos
SOUTH AFRICA! Whoooey, South Africa and SwazilandÂ
- 2005-2008 – Intel
7am meetings, lunch out, tagaytay
Shanghai, Pearl Tower, Chub Choc
San Francisco, Arizona
Canada, Niagra, snow
Family is family even across the oceans
Florida with family and friends! Thanks John!
Starshooters. Singapore Marathon! 6 hours 29 minutes, whew yeah!
Palawan, underground river
- 2008-2009 – Smart
Cory passes away, I walk with her
Heroic, One-ness, Cebu
- 2010 and beyond
Houses and businesses
Proud Pinoys, nation-building
I thank You Lord for blessing me with my parents Tony and Babes, my siblings Kelmer, Atchi, Keric, KRC, Andrei, Cali, Eleonor. Our awesome funny family the Sorianos, Usshers, Bunags, Sabolboros!
I thank You for all the friends and teachers who have blessed my life, and thoseÂ I have blessed as well; I thank you for reason, season and lifetime. There is sooo much to learn from all the people we encounter. Fellow pilgrims are we in this journey.Â
I thank You Lord for making me Edwin “Ka Edong” Sabolboro Soriano. I thank You for being born Filipino.Â Â Â
I thank You for the person I have become. I lift up to You the person I will become!Â Â Â
Edwin “Ka Edong
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