More than two years ago, I launched the Missing Carlo blog. Those who really knew me way back surely knows that most of my blog entries in my Livejournal and i.ph blog is all about my brother Carlo. He left the country in February 2008 and went to England with Ate Virgie.
From England with Love : Carlo and Mama during our Skype session earlier
He’s with my mom now and to be honest, it took me quite a while to move on. I am used to leaving home with his smiling face while giving his ‘pabilin’ and going back home with him checking my bags and scouting for pasalubongs. He gave me the most sincere hugs and kisses ever and he was my human teddy bear.He is now studying in a special school and I am so happy because in a span of two years, my brother really improved a lot.
I rarely chat with them thru Skype and I am guilty about it. My mom bugs me everytime to have a webcam session with them but I reject her at times because I’d rather do other things (bad me!).
2008 was a fruitful year for me. It was the year where I discovered a lot of things about the corporate world, creative writing and the blogging community. It was the year where I learned to let go and appreciate the other side of the world.
Last month, I was able to attend the MEDICAL FESTIVAL 2008 by Super Olympics, an international organization created by the Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation for the benefit of persons with Intellectual Disabilities. The event took place last September 12, 2008 at SM Mall of Asia – SMX. Approximately, more than a thousand special children participated the event.
I went there as a one of the representatives of the Ike and Nena Belo Foundation. I was assigned to bring with me Rochelle Pangilinan (Eat Bulaga, Daisy Siete) and Valerie Concepcion (Wowowee, Banana Split).
When I first entered the hall, I saw a variety of faces of different people with intellectual disabilities. Some of the, brought there moms and nannies with them. They also came from different families with different financial status.