Category Archives: Bucket List

Curry’s Legacy

Curry died too soon early evening yesterday. She was ran over by a car driven by a new neighbor. H’s curt text message didn’t tell the whole story. I learned it bit by bit from our helper, a neighbor and later the man responsible for her death.

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I was wrapping up things at the office when I learned the sad news. I wasn’t myself for the entire trip going home, too stressed out dealing with another loss. I haven’t even come to terms losing Missy and Hershey in succession, February of last year.

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Giving Home to the Unwanted

Running out of dog food, I had to rush this morning to replenish their provision.  I’m on a tight budget as I am saving up for a forthcoming trip so I buy dog food in trickles nowadays.


I headed out telling our helper to watch out for me as I am in a hurry.  I drove off with out much thought but to get through this emergency errand.   Then, I passed by a familiar street and remembered seeing three stray kittens yesterday.  As I rounded the bend, I saw two tiny kittens huddled together.  I felt sorry for them and went to the shop thinking if I will make another rescue.  I thought of the cost of fixing them to avoid further overpopulation.  I made my purchase and was not sure what to do next but found myself steering right at the next corner and going the way of the road leading to the kittens.  Knowing myself, I knew I couldn’t leave those kittens.  They were still in the same spot.  I went out the car, careful not to startle them.  They hardly moved.  In one quick sweep, I scooped both in both hands feeling the ribs in tiny bodies as I put them in the car.  I searched for other kittens underneath the vehicle where I got the two kittens.  I didn’t see another one.

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Speaking for the Helpless

As I walked the last few steps to my home, a group of workers were huddled in front of the house they are constructing.  When I got past them, I overheard one would boast that he just wants someone to go near him and somewhat heard that he didn’t want to hurt that someone.  When I glanced back, I saw the guy holding a dog.  I went back and approached them.  I told the guy that he shouldn’t hurt a dog, any animal as it is against the law.  I told them I don’t want to have to witness something like that as I wouldn’t hesitate taking the proper action against such an act.  They were suddenly quiet as I left.

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A Smile A Day Takes the Blues Away

Smile” is a song based on the instrumental theme song composed by Charlie Chaplin for his 1936 movie Modern TimesJohn Turner and Geoffrey Parsons added the lyrics and title in 1954.  The song goes…. “Smile, though your heart is aching.  Smile, even though it’s breaking.  When there are clouds in the sky, you get by…. ” telling the listener to cheer up and that there is always a bright tomorrow, just as long as they smile. ”

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Knowledge Empowers

Knowledge is wealth.  Education provides a structured way of acquiring a great deal of knowledge that will prove useful in our profession or vocation.  Experience hones and further refines this knowledge and transforms it into set of skills that capacitates us in doing our job.  Repeated over time, this set of skills or our capabilities become our expertise that we can use for our own good and those that we serve.

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One Deed at a Time

It’s all it takes to make this world a better place.

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  1. The Healing Power of Kindness
  2.  Knowledge Empowers
  3. A Smile a Day Takes the Blues Away
  4. Speaking for the Helpless
  5. Giving Home to the Unwanted
  6. Curry’s Legacy

I hope to grow this list of deeds  

The Healing Power of Kindness

Three or four years ago, I was a recipient of kindness from a stranger whose name I didn’t even get .  It was one of those times when I had to do what I got to do whatever state I was in with a rare opportunity that came my way.  I had to make a presentation on an interesting yet untried business venture to venture capitalists on the day I lost my voice.

The show must go on as they say… and there was no backing out.  To make the story short, I made the presentation stretching my vocal chords to be audible.  I don’t think I made a good impression with that presentation.  I had a few inquiries but I think I did not make my business concept understandable nor marketable.  When I returned to my seat, an old man would be handing me a ginger candy that instantly soothes.  He gave me the whole pack.  I thanked him.  I wanted to properly thank him at the end of the activity but I could no longer find him.

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