Snapshots of Ka Edong
Snapshots of Ka Edong
  • 1975,  January 11
    Baby born after the Christmas 0f ’74. Must have been an expectant Christmas.
  • 1975-78
    Dad says we lived a comfortable life. Inalagaan naman daw ako ng parents ko at mga kapatid ko, lalo daw ni atchi.
  • 1979
    Earliest memory was playing in the owner type jeep of the Silvestres. I fall and burst my lower lip.
  • 1980
    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!
    Sindi Katok
    Trip to Baguio, Planetarium, Coconut Palace, Senate
  • 1991-92 – UPLB
    A whole new world ulit!
    Tibak days.
    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
    Solo Sagada
    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 Swaziland 
  • 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!
    PSI! Forgiveness.
    Starshooters. Singapore Marathon! 6 hours 29 minutes, whew yeah!
    Sagada, swimming
    Palawan, underground river
  • 2008-2009 – Smart
    Cory passes away, I walk with her
    Heroic, One-ness, Cebu
    Ondoy, Pepeng
  • 2010 and beyond
    HK, Macau
    Angkor Wat
    Sydney Oi!
    Family finally
    UK, Europe
    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 those 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. 

I thank You Lord for making me Edwin “Ka Edong” Sabolboro Soriano. I thank You for being born Filipino.   

I thank You for the person I have become. I lift up to You the person I will become!   

Edwin “Ka Edong
Help More, Thus Be More

6 thoughts on “Snapshots of 35 Revolutions around the Sun

  1. thanks for that very inspiring blog. you made me reflect on my life too and realize that i have been an ingrate for taking a lot in my life for granted. God has been very kind to me. I love your 2010 and beyond, it made me dream again and be excited on what else LIFE will bring me…. Thanks! looking forward for your next blog…

  2. Hi Laarni,
    Thanks! I’ll be writing about Jessica Cox in my next article. She’s a certified pilot and taekwondo blackbelt … and by the way, she was born without arms :-) .

    Come back soon … and do join the newsletter :-) .

    Dream high, soar high!

  3. Kuya Eds,

    Just read this. I know I greeted you na, but just as well, I wanted to say “thanks”. It’s truly a blessing to know you. I wish you all the happiness that you deserve.


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