Happy, Healthy Birthday to Dr. Lestrino “Ching” Baquiran this month.



“On bended knee: Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.” — Victor Hugo


WE’RE lucky to join by chance a eucharistic mass last Sunday on TFC celebrating the centennial of De La Salle University.

Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales, the Archbishop of Manila, said the Holy Mass held at the DLSU Chapel on Taft Avenue in Manila.

An inspiring homily praising Catholic education was delivered by the Most Rev. Jose Antonio de Tagle, Bishop of Imus, Cavite.

Dignitaries, educators and lay leaders were among the VIPs who attended.

Among them, Education Secretary Armin Luistro (former DLSU president before being named to the Noynoy Cabinet), former Ambassador Eduardo M. Cojuangco, Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim, businessman Ramon V. del Rosario, former Trade Secretary Ting Pardo, and many other important personalities.

BTW, Philippine envoy to the U.S. Jose Cuisia, Jr. is also a La Sallian, but was not able to attend altho’ he was in Manila.

The institution is a private Catholic university in Malate, Manila, Philippines.

It was founded in 1911 by the De La Salle Brothers as the De La Salle College in Paco, Manila with Blimond Pierre serving as its first director.

The college moved in September 1921 to its present location to facilitate increase in enrollment.

DLSU, granted university status in February 1975, is the oldest constituent of De La Salle Philippines (DLSP), a network of 17 La Sallian institutions established in 2006 to replace the De La Salle University System.

Happy 100 years DLSU!


Monsignor Oscar Aquino of New York officiating the blessing for DoN Rudy and Dr. Lorie Lizardo on their 40th wedding anniversary celebration on June 4, 2011. Venue was at the Sheraton Newark Airport Hotel in Newark, N.J.



Family members of the Lizardo family. From left, Dr. Jude Escano with Baby Jude Maximus Lizardo-Escano, Dr. Randy Lizardo, Derrick Lizardo, the celebrants DoN Rudy and Dr. Lorie Lizardo, Choi Lizardo, Kimberly Santos and Dr. Therese Lizardo-Escano.



Some attendees at the Philippine Tourism event at the Lighthouse International in Manhattan on June 23, 2011. Seated, l.-r.: Sofia Abad, Nida Cortez, Nelia Ferrette and Angie Cruz, Ph.D. Standing: Charito Cairme (right) and a guest from Manila.


From Evelina Marquez — take a few good senior moments for laughs.

Garage door...

The boss walked into the office one morning not knowing his zipper was down and his fly area wide open. His assistant walked up to him and said, “This morning when you left your house, did you close your garage door?” The boss told her he knew he’d closed the garage door, and walked into his office puzzled by the question.
As he finished his paperwork, he suddenly noticed his fly was open, and zipped it up. He then understood his assistant’s question about his “garage door.”
He headed out for a cup of coffee and paused by her desk to ask, “When my garage door was open, did you see my Hummer parked in there?”
She smiled and said, “No, I didn’t. All I saw was an old mini van with two flat tires.”


An elderly gentleman...

Had serious hearing problems for a number of years. He went to the doctor and the doctor was able to have him fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed the gentleman to hear 100%.
The elderly gentleman went back in a month to the doctor and the doctor said, “Your hearing is perfect. Your family must be really pleased that you can hear again.”
The gentleman replied, “Oh, I haven’t told my family yet. I just sit around and listen to the conversations. I’ve changed my will three times!”


Two elderly gentlemen from a retirement center were sitting on a bench under a tree when one turns to the other and says: “Slim, I’m 83 years old now and I’m just full of aches and pains. I know you’re about my age. How do you feel?”
Slim says, “I feel just like a newborn baby.”
“Really!? Like a newborn baby!?”
“Yep. No hair, no teeth, and I think I just wet my pants.”


An elderly couple had dinner at another couple’s house, and after eating, the wives left the table and went into the kitchen.
The two gentlemen were talking, and one said, “Last night we went out to a new restaurant and it was really great. I would recommend it very highly.”
The other man said, “What is the name of the restaurant?”
The first man thought and thought and finally said, “What is the name of that flower you give to someone you love? You know...The one that’s red and has thorns.”
“Do you mean a rose?”
“Yes, that’s the one,” replied the man. He then turned towards the kitchen and yelled, “Rose, what’s the name of that restaurant we went to last night?”


Hospital regulations require a wheelchair for patients being discharged. However, while working as a student nurse, I found one elderly gentleman already dressed and sitting on the bed with a suitcase at his feet, who insisted he didn’t need my help to leave the hospital.
After a chat about rules being rules, he reluctantly let me wheel him to the elevator.
On the way down I asked him if his wife was meeting him.
“I don’t know,” he said. “She’s still upstairs in the bathroom changing out of her hospital gown.”


Couple in their 90s are both having problems remembering things. During a checkup, the doctor tells them that they’re physically okay, but they might want to start writing things down to help them remember.
Later that night, while watching TV, the old man gets up from his chair. “Want anything while I’m in the kitchen?” he asks.
“Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?”
“Don’t you think you should write it down so you can remember it?” she asks.
“No, I can remember it.”
“Well, I’d like some strawberries on top, too. Maybe you should write it down, so as not to forget it?”
He says, “I can remember that. You want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries.”
“I’d also like whipped cream. I’m certain you’ll forget that, write it down?” she asks.
Irritated, he says, “I don’t need to write it down, I can remember it! Ice cream with strawberries and whipped cream — I got it, for goodness sake!”
Then he toddles into the kitchen. After about 20 minutes, The old man returns from the kitchen and hands his wife a plate of bacon and eggs. She stares at the plate for a moment.
“Where’s my toast?”


A senior citizen said to his 80-year-old buddy:
“So I hear you’re getting married?”
“Do I know her?”
“This woman, is she good looking?”
“Not really.”
“Is she a good cook?”
“Naw, she can’t cook too well.”
“Does she have lots of money?”
“Nope! Poor as a church mouse.”
“Well, then, is she good in bed?”
“I don’t know.”
“Why in the world do you want to marry her then?”
“Because she can still drive!”


Three old guys are out walking.
First one says, “Windy, isn’t it?”
Second one says, “No, it’s Thursday!”
Third one says, “So am I. Let’s go get a beer.”


A man was telling his neighbor, “I just bought a new hearing aid. It cost me four thousand dollars, but it’s state of the art. It’s perfect.”
“Really,” answered the neighbor. “What kind is it?”
“Twelve thirty.”


Morris, an 82-year-old man, went to the doctor to get a physical.
A few days later, the doctor saw Morris walking down the street with a gorgeous young woman on his arm.
A couple of days later, the doctor spoke to Morris and said, “You’re really doing great, aren’t you?”
Morris replied, “Just doing what you said, Doc: ‘Get a hot mamma and be cheerful.’”
The doctor said, “I didn’t say that. I said, ‘You’ve got a heart murmur; be careful.’”


One more...!

A little old man shuffled slowly into an ice cream parlor and pulled himself slowly, painfully, up onto a stool. After catching his breath, he ordered a banana split.
The waitress asked kindly, “Crushed nuts?”
“No,” he replied, “Arthritis.”

Now, before you “forget,” send them on to some other folks you know who could use a good laugh!

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