Last Monday, at about 6:00 o’clock in the evening, the condominium guard delivered an LBC package to the office. I was all smiles to receive the package, the contents of which have been previously posted in the Base Contest blogpost hehehe.
Everybody was all eyes on the package as i opened it. Here are the prizes I won as “Grand Base Awards Champion -Ultimate Winner” in Fr. Felmar C. Fiel’s First Base Contest Awards:
And here’s the handwritten dedication by Fr. Fiel found on the first page of the book:
The text reads:
Congratulations and thank you for being part of the BASE AWARDS 2009. You are a wonderful person. Continue being a blessing to your family and to other people. Merry Christmas!
In the Divine Word,
(sgd.) FR. FELMAR CASTRODES FIEL, SVD”
Finally receiving the prizes/presents made me so ecstatic and elated amid the chaos of year-end office work. My officemates (including the bosses) were filled with envy (sort of) as they could not believe i really won. They said my “addiction” paid well, and the Bible diary is needed to jumpstart my “rehabilitation” hehehe.
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From the bottom of my heart to the vast expanse of my mind’s imagination, nurtured by the cool breeze from the mountains of the Cordilleras which brought me to the urban jungle of Metro Manila, sending 0’s and 1’s in bits and bytes crossing over the internet highway to the beautiful island of Olutanga in Zamboanga Sibugay, my sincerest gratitude to Fr. Felmar C. Fiel for the honor and privilege of being part of Base Awards 2009, especially for the prizes which prompted me to compose this English haiku:
Clicked fast for the base
Clad in royal malong, read
Against cold and storm.
To all fellow basers and bloggers, salamat sa pakikiisa sa base awards 2009 at naging matagumpay ito. Congratulations sa ating lahat. Para sa mas matagal at mas mayabong na pagkakaibigan. Mabuhay tayong lahat!!!