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September 1, 2009

09 September

Hilumin Mo

Just three days before he was due to graduate from college, my friend Raymund was detained for seven years, accused of a murder he never comitted. Instead of succumbing to depression, he taught his inmates math, grammar, reading and writing. He even wrote a book regarding the national criminal justice system. He found himself and his God.

I can identify myself with him when I was confined in a small room due to sickness. I felt the whole gamut of sorrows of the human heart. These raw feelings came as I learned to let go of my old notion that God would take in against me for being so inquisitive. Painting Him led me to believe that He is with me despite His seeming absence. As I painted this youth in jail, it was as though I was looking at myself in a mirror.

Joey Velasco

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  1. September 1, 2009 1:21 pm

    waw naman.. base ba ko ate winkie?

    uy, base ang hamster!!!πŸ˜›

    • September 3, 2009 1:20 am

      yeH!!!

      BUMABASE AKO AH!!
      πŸ˜€

      First base!!!

      Nako magpapa tahi pa ko ng isusuot para sa espesyal na okasyon lol

      biro lang
      πŸ˜€

      oo na, ikaw naman talaga ang base ah! may nang-aagaw ba???πŸ˜›

      dapat next post, first base ka din ah!πŸ˜›

  2. September 1, 2009 1:22 pm

    nagulat namana ko ate.. kala ko ikaw na nagsasalita at nag paint. aheheh
    joey velasco pala..

    πŸ˜€

    pero nice ah..

    tsaka i can see plenty juices of hope!!!

    naku noh, di naman ako genyan umingles! at lalong wala akong talent sa painting!πŸ˜›

    monthly ritual ko yan dito sa blog, jason. you’ll see more of joey velasco’s painting every 1st of the month.

    • September 1, 2009 1:24 pm

      God is with me everywhere.. Yan ang ma-ititle ko sa painting!!

      wow, nice title suggestion. sabihin ko nga yan ke joey velascoπŸ˜›

    • September 3, 2009 1:14 am

      HEHEHEH pakilala mo ko sa kanya
      magpapa paint ako

      lol

      sige, puntahan natin cya. pa-face paint ka sa kanya! hehehe!

  3. boypulubi permalink
    September 1, 2009 9:03 pm

    Nagulat ako at akala ko talaga eh kwento mo ito. Mabuti na lang nakita ko yung link sa baba.

    Nakakalungkot din ang kwento pero maganda ang nangyari sa loob.

    akala mo ako yung nakulong? whehehe!

    maganda talaga ang mga stories behind joey velasco’s paintings. really worth sharingπŸ™‚

    • boypulubi permalink
      September 6, 2009 1:13 pm

      Hindi. Ang akala ko ay ikaw ang nagsulat at patungkol ito sa isa mong kaklase. Pasensiya na kung naguluhan ka ha.

      Sikret lang natin. Pero ikaw nga ba ang nakulong. biro langπŸ™‚

      Mukhang napakasaya ng inyog EB. Nakita ko na yung mga litrato niyo sa FB.

      hahaha… ok lang! maraming kang kasama na nag-akalang ako ang sumulat. next time, i-clear ko na the painting is not mineπŸ˜›

      sige, sikret lang natin… ako nga ung nakulong. hahaha!

      hmm… nakasilip ka na pala ng pics. next time sama kayo!πŸ™‚

  4. September 2, 2009 8:17 am

    idol ko si mr. velasco!

    husay nya, jorge noh?!πŸ™‚

  5. September 2, 2009 1:09 pm

    Sad naman nyan pero galing ng painting!πŸ™‚

    yeah very sad story… but very nice and beautiful!

  6. September 2, 2009 4:22 pm

    naglilibot ang mga paintings ngayon ni uncle joey sa mga sm malls and other malls…

    nakita ko ang mga life size paintings ng hapag ng pag-asa and others doon sa ayala mall sa cebu last week…

    palagi naman po ata cya may exhibits eh! dati nadaanan ko ung launch ng 2009 paintings nya sa glorietta. im glad though that my company supports the salesians, kaya i’ve known about himπŸ™‚

  7. September 2, 2009 8:10 pm

    nakak inspire yung kwento.

    oo nga, reese! very inspiringπŸ™‚

  8. September 3, 2009 12:01 am

    pinakagusto ko din ung hapag ng pagasa! napanood ko sya na feature…
    astig talaga! sobrang gifted.

    anyway.. sad nung story.. pero he found joys in the midst of difficulties! aprub ka BRO!!

    me too, i like that one! i have a copy of that as well… pero syempre calendar version lang.πŸ™‚

  9. September 3, 2009 1:12 am

    ate winkie, may holiday ba ngayong september
    yung walang pasok??
    HEhee

    o baka na wili lang ako sa dami ng holiday nong agosto.

    HEHEHEHH

    Pabuga muna ng apoy dito ate winkie
    πŸ˜€

    HEhehehe

    merong holiday… sa 21st, end of Ramadan. one day lang yan, samatalahin mo ha! siguro nagbabalak ka ng gala noh?!πŸ˜›

    grabe, bumubuga ka na pala ng apoy ngayon! hamster-turned-dragon ka na ba? hehehe!

    • September 4, 2009 1:21 pm

      september 7 ay holiday!

      oo nga daw po, father. it’s all over the news. long weekend again. sino kaya next na made-dead para long weekend uli? joke lang, hehe!

  10. xtremus permalink
    September 3, 2009 7:16 am

    Nice ung story… I got the title for the painting…

    “I will not Leave You nor Forsake You ”

    hmmm… very nice and fitting title! and it goes both waysπŸ™‚

  11. September 3, 2009 7:19 am

    nice painting..ang galing ni mr.joey velasco..buhay na buhay ang obra nya..

    haha natawa ko kay jason adeek na sa holiday hehe..eh everyweek nga dayoff mo eh hehe..

    lahat ng paintings nya eh maganda.

    ang kulet talaga nyang hamster na yan! naghahasik na naman ng lagim! hehehe!

  12. September 3, 2009 8:29 am

    Nakaka inspire naman ang painting at kwento.

    padaan naman sa bahay ng isang napakagandang dilag.
    πŸ˜€ wink para kay ms. winkie!

    asan ang magandang dilag *lingon sa kaliwa, lingon sa kanan*

    salamat sa muling pagbisita, mr tahong! este topexpress!πŸ˜›

  13. September 3, 2009 9:37 am

    pati aku napapa wink! ang ganda ng painting, pati pala ung nag post sa blog.. hehehe

    nyay, sinong maganda! ikaw kaya ang maganda, PD!πŸ™‚

  14. dencios permalink
    September 3, 2009 10:17 am

    nice post.

    hi winkie.

    kamusta na?

    thanks dencio!

    i’m well. kaw, musta? bakit wala ka nang avatar dito?πŸ˜›

    • dencios permalink
      September 4, 2009 7:40 pm

      nagpalit kasi ako ng email addπŸ™‚

      wala pa update?

      nangpe-pressure ka na naman, dencio! mag-guest blogger ka para may new post! whehehe!

  15. September 3, 2009 11:03 am

    ikaw nagdrawing nyan…. i will give 9.5 for that…

    wawa naman yung friends mo, siguro isipin na lang naten na way ni God yun para maging close sila…

    Smile winkie….

    ay alvin, di ako painter… isang hamak na model lang ako! nyahahaha!

    this is an artwork made by joey velasco. i feature him every 1st of the month.

  16. September 3, 2009 11:52 am

    ay, wawa naman.

    hirap talagang makulong ng walang kasalanan. hay. naeksperyens ko na rin yan e.
    tsk! tsk! makulong at… ayoko nang alalahanin pa. huhuhu.πŸ˜›

    hi winks! *kaway*

    hay, eto ba yung nakulong ka at may masamang karanasan sa mga kakosa mo sa bilibid. hay… such a sad part of your life, diego!

    *winks at diego*

  17. September 3, 2009 4:27 pm

    Raymund’s story is truly inspiring. And the title is very comforting. again, thanks for sharing Ms Winkie.πŸ™‚

    joey velasco’s paintings are always inspiring and comforting. maybe because they are drawn from the heart.

  18. September 3, 2009 6:53 pm

    Eto ang inaabangan ko every month dito eh.πŸ™‚

    Parang si Paul diba? While he was in jail, nagppreach pa din sya sa mga jailguards. This only means na kahit anu pang situation ang meron tayo, let’s make the mos out of it and use it for God’s glory.

    God bless you, Ate Winkie!πŸ™‚

    wow, tagasubaybay ka na pala ng paintings dito. thanks joycee!

    korek jan, joycee! actually, ung mga hardships sa buhay, they make us closer to God. i remember in one of the retreats i attended, sometimes God cuts the string that connect Him to us. so when we try to knot it so we get connected back with him, the string becomes shorter and shorter to draw us closer to Him. (parang ganyan, di ko ma-express in summary eh! whehehe!)

  19. September 4, 2009 12:39 am

    Your friend is one cool dude. – an inspiration. God bless him!

    i don’t personally know the character in the story… this is joey velasco’s writing po.

    anyhow, glad you got insipired by thisπŸ™‚

  20. September 4, 2009 2:47 am

    public info: read my blog before going to EB this evening!: thanks!

    kaasar, late ko nabasa ung post! la kasi akong access ng WP sa office eh!

    ei bons, nice talking to you on the phone!πŸ™‚

  21. September 4, 2009 4:38 am

    Very, very powerful image, Winkie. It can stand on its own even without the textπŸ˜‰ Thank you for sharing.

    Thanks, Ms. N!

  22. September 4, 2009 6:50 am

    azteg ate winkie (kala mo close, hehehe!) kala ko ikw ng paint at nagsalita nun…hehehe

    dapat title non “God it just behind you”

    arti?!

    hehehe

    hafi friday po! pa hop hop at pa basa2 lng…^,^

    hi precious! buti nagbasa ka, it’s not my work. im no artist.πŸ™‚

    hope to see you back here. thanks for the visit. puntahan din kitaπŸ™‚

    • September 5, 2009 8:51 am

      wow! tnx! no probs..il add u up? ok lng?

      surely! i’ll add you up tooπŸ™‚

  23. September 4, 2009 10:33 am

    ang ganda naman nito!

    thanks, joyce!

    • September 5, 2009 12:37 am

      aba shempre naman!!

      ang re-reply pa talaga sa comment ni TLGR! hahaha!

  24. lio loco permalink
    September 4, 2009 2:18 pm

    tingnan mo yung bata, hindi ba parang nanlilisik ang mata niya? there’s something in his gaze that tells you he’s indeed questioning the existence of god, if there is one.

    whoops…sorry naman. got carried away. hehe.

    pwedeng bumase din? lololol!

    hmmm… i didn’t notice that lio ah! very keen obsevation though. but i don’t think that was joey’s intention. i don’t know. maybe you are right. ganun naman sa painting, people can interpret it the way they want.

    bumase ka nga next time ah!πŸ˜›

  25. September 4, 2009 5:13 pm

    i see God everywhere.
    give a little hope coz to some people, its what they’re holding on to, yes even prisoners.πŸ™‚

    hmmm… very nice comment, blu!πŸ™‚

  26. September 4, 2009 6:41 pm

    uy ang galing mo magdrawing. keep it up! ex-link.

    (haha, hindi nagbabasa ng post? parang si (insert name here) lang?)

    are there letters A-L-V-I and N? whahahaha!

    *peace stain*

    • ELIment permalink
      September 5, 2009 12:50 am

      O2 nga.mabuti nalang at narinig ko yan kgbi kaya e2 nagbasa na ako pra di mabistoπŸ™‚

      hahaha… sorry naman! ang daldal ko kasi! kaya bawal na “nice post” na comment ah! hehehe!

    • September 5, 2009 6:30 am

      hala kayo!!!

      Lagot!!!

      hahaha… nanakot pa si hamster!πŸ˜›

  27. September 5, 2009 12:34 am

    ate winkie!!

    magandang umaga.. tulad ng naipangako..

    d2 ko unang tatambling sa araw na ito hahahahaha
    πŸ˜€

    Teka, anong oras kayo nagsipag-uwi???

    Garabe sa MRT. dumating ang train nag-antay ako ng 45 mins!!!! Nakow!!

    wow, ang aga tumambling ng hamster dito ah!

    nyay, wawa ka naman! tagal mo nag-intay ng tren.

    1am na naghiwahiwalay. kasabay ko umuwi si otep. magkalapit lang pala haus namin!

  28. ELIment permalink
    September 5, 2009 12:45 am

    Hi,
    this story reminds me of this saying “sometimes GOD put us in the dark to prove that HE is the light”.at kpag kinilala ntin sya as the our source of lyt.we can be lyk moon na maaaring kuminang din at mgliwanag khit pa gaano kadilim ang gabi.hmmm.. Seryoso yan ah.kakatouch kase kwentoπŸ™‚

    ay, natouch ako sa comment. parang pwedeng blog entry, eli ah! but what you said here are true… very true!

    twas nice to personally see you! til next EB!

    • ELIment permalink
      September 5, 2009 5:55 am

      Ganun ba?copy paste ko nlang kaya sa blog ko para may upd8 ako.haha
      naku bkit ba tagalog to?pacencya na feeling ko kc di ako yong nagsa2lita kpag english e.

      Same wid me.sana nga maulit ko pang mkaatend ng EBπŸ™‚

      hahaha… pwede rin eli! pwedeng pwedeng entry filler. hehehe!

      oo nga, attend ka uli ng next EB. at next time eh kumanta ka namanπŸ˜›

  29. ELIment permalink
    September 5, 2009 12:48 am

    *kpag nkilala ntin sya as our source of light.sori may typo… Pacencya na antok pa akoπŸ™‚ Enwei, gandang umaga po.

    may correction pa talaga! oks lang yan, eli!

    di pa ko makapost ng entry, antok din!πŸ™‚

  30. September 5, 2009 2:08 am

    Well, some of your readers might be reading.. reading the first part through the end part. But not me, because I listen.

    Right? We should comment in English, right? Haha. Because we did not know where territorial state your readers are. Probably in Cuba, in United States and whereelse?

    (Er, I am out of topic again.)

    hahaha… i know you read posts, ax! di katulad ni (insert name here)… whahaha!

    oi, i dont require english comments! pwedeng pwede ang tagalog sa comment section. bayaan na natin ang international readers na di mainitindihan ang comments, hahaha!

  31. September 5, 2009 5:30 am

    amp. nosebleed.

    Nyahaahahahhaah

    salamat kagabi.πŸ™‚

    ang liit talaga ng mundoπŸ˜€

    tissue otep?! whahaha!

    you’re welcome, otep! kita kitz uli!πŸ™‚

  32. September 5, 2009 2:40 pm

    I like the painting the best. It’s like the story of “Footprints in the Sand”

    When the boy thought that God abandoned him already because he only sees one set of footprints, he was surprised that it was the footprints of God carrying him already.

    oo nga noh! i like that story, too. it’s a good reminder that God will never leave us most especially on our lowest moment in life.

    thanks for peeking in, tyrone! hope to see you back!πŸ™‚

  33. September 5, 2009 5:07 pm

    padaan po ms winkie! =)

    daan lang ng daan, miss maganda! i’ll post a new one very soonπŸ™‚

  34. September 5, 2009 9:59 pm

    nakaka inggit nman nag kita kita na kayo.😦 haaay!!! kay tagal pa akong mag hihintay sa GEB. putek! 2011 pa kasi uwi ko! grrrrrr

    padaan miss butipul!

    ay oo, topher! lalo kang maiinggit sa pictures. post ko later!

    naku, hintayin ka namin sa 2011. GEB na naman yan!

  35. September 6, 2009 8:03 am

    isang jumping jack na malupet muna!!

    HAHAHAHAHHA

    ang kulet mo sa chat ate winkie!!!!

    ayan, may hamster na nagjumping jack! hahahaha!

    ako pa ang makulet ngayon? sino kaya sa atin ang mas makulet? hehehe!

  36. September 6, 2009 2:38 pm

    padaan po ulit. hehehe.πŸ˜€
    be safe always!

    ay, daan lang ng daan!

    be safe too, roneth!πŸ™‚

  37. September 8, 2009 3:14 am

    Nice entry… Joey Velasco is indeed a gifted man… I once entered his exhibit here in SM City Cebu and I came out of the exhibit filled with grace… There was session with him that day and he delivered a talk about his life and his passion… To my surprise he singled me out of the group… And he said I looked like an artist…

    After the talked, I lined up for him to sign some posters of his paintings… In exchange I also gave a signed photograph from me – a low-light picture of the second Mactan Bridge…

    yeah… that’s why i feature his paintings here every month. it’s really worth sharing.

    wow, may signed foto mo si joey velasco?! penge rin ako! hehehehe!

    thanks for peeking in CWW!πŸ™‚

  38. alvin permalink
    September 8, 2009 5:14 am

    Painting Him led ME to believe that He is with me despite His seeming absence.

    bumalik talaga ako para patunayang nabasa ko to… ang hindi ko lang nabasa ung name ni joey velasco… hahahaha

    yes, bumawi ah! nagbasa ka na ba talaga nyan, alvin??? hehehe!

  39. September 16, 2009 1:49 pm

    galing naman nun nabilanggo

    filled with God’s love cya eh!

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