Merry Christmas to all!!!

 

Santa and Rudy,  12"x9", colored pencil on Bienfang 70-lb white paper

Santa and Rudy, 12"x9", colored pencil on Bienfang 70-lb white paper

Because of the prevailing economic condition, my friend Santa (shown above with his top reindeer, Rudy, who looks just so happy to work with his boss), has gone down to only about 200 pounds in weight! He did not disclose how much he initially weighed before the winter of our economic discontent started, which forced him to cut down on his calorie intake. But he added that despite all this, the show must go on! He further said that if you’ve been nice the whole year through, then you’ll definitely get a knock on your door (if you don’t have a chimney) to receive the gifts you so most deserved! I asked Santa why he skimped on his food and not on the copiousness of his gifts. He replied that this is the season for giving, that it is his calling and that “it is better to give than to receive”! Plus, he said he received some bailout money from undisclosed sources to aid his gift-giving mission. So don’t be surprised if you get a knock on your door– or a guest through your chimney– and revealed a much thinner Santa! Just remember, children, that Jesus is the reason for the season and that when it comes to receiving gifts, it’s always the thought that counts! (To track Santa’s location this holiday season, click here.)
A BLESSED, MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE!!!

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Happy Birthday, Ynna!

Ynna, 14" x 11", Red pencil on white Strathmore paper

Ynna, 14" x 11", Red pencil on white Strathmore paper

Today is my sister Ynna’s birthday!

Hi, Ynna! I’m greeting you a most wonderful, blessed, HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
I hope that you’ll have a most enjoyable day and that your birthday wishes will come true!
GOD Bless you always, Ynna!!!
Happy Birthday to you again!!!
From all of us here: We love you!!!
Take care!!!

Pac-Man is the man!

Photo courtesy of ESPN

Photo and title courtesy of ESPN.go.com

Once again, the pride of the Philippines, Manny Pacquiao— more popularly known as Pac-Man, or the People’s Champ, or Pambansang Kamao (National Fist), or the “Mexicutioner” (Mexican executioner)– has won a convincing, one-sided victory against a legendary opponent in the person of the Golden Boy, Oscar De La Hoya, by way of an 8th-round technical knockout in their welterweight non-title bout! This win practically sealed the title of boxing’s current best pound-for-pound fighter for Manny Pacquiao. It also proves that talent tempered with serious training will always give one an edge even against an intimidating foe in the caliber of Oscar De La Hoya! Plus, I believe the Golden Boy’s age (35) had finally caught up with him. The 29-year old Pacquiao was just too fast and much stronger and more methodical than De La Hoya. I felt sorry for the beating that Oscar got from Manny. But such is gladiator sports like boxing– you gotta give it all you got until you’re the only one left standing! Now, only the British boxer, Ricky Hatton, stands in the way of Manny Pacquiao before all of boxing undisputedly crown Pac-Man as today’s ultimate greatest pound-for-pound boxer! And as the only way the sweet science of the manly art of boxing decides and settles once and for all its true champion: there can be only one! Congratulations, Manny, for your convincing victory! You’ve given the Philippines yet another great honor and a source of pride and inspiration to all Filipinos around the world! Keep it up, thank you, and mabuhay ka (long live), Manny! GOD Bless you and all Filipinos for this triumph!!!

that's the way glove goes, 11"x8.5", color pencil and graphite on Winsor & Newton 65-lb paper

that's the way glove goes, 11"x8.5", color pencil and graphite on Winsor & Newton 65-lb paper