Friday, April 22, 2005

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Studio shots

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Some extra shots from Kyle's 1st year picture session taken at ANDRE photography in cainta. Paskong pasko no? di kami nagusap niyan, we really thought we won't be having a family picture.

Well, here we are, The MONSANTO family.

Saturday, April 16, 2005

AArgh! They did it again!!!!

Last night, I went to Megamall to meet with my wife, she went there straight from work, to finally get her hair straighten and cut after quite a long time. So, I went to National bookstore just to look around. I grabbed a copy of the latest True Ghost Stories 10 where I did some images inside. The credit goes something like, illustrations by: Manny Abeleda, Gilbert Monsan That's right Ladies and Gents! MONSAN, where did the TO went? It was not misspelled this time, it got butchered at the tail! AARGH!

I am not pissed at all, just frustrated. When will the world learn how to spell my surname right?

Let's try that again...M...O...N...S...A...N...T...O got it? copy, Print!

Monday, April 11, 2005


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This is my son, Kyle Jacob. He always opens each day with a smile and ends it with a smile. Kinda like me huh? :)

Friday, April 08, 2005

I'm a D10! Can you believe it?

Ah, the d10! While you aren't actually a true regular polyhedron, you are the only die that makes logical sense--metrically speaking. Chances are, others see you as over-analytical or a goody-goody. While that may be true, you also have a gift for patience and tolerance. Growing up you probably had a calculator wristwatch that you never really needed to use (since you were faster on your own), and you probably aced all your classes (except for gym). You use the metric system almost exclusively, but are able to quickly convert in mid-conversation for the sake of your backwards Imperalist friends. You've coded in at least two different programming languages, and have created more original gaming systems than you'll ever admit. You're generally not a show-off, but you do take pride in being called either a geek or a nerd.

I am a d10

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Friday, April 01, 2005

My score is...

You scored as Christianity. Your views are most similar to those of Christianity. Do more research on Christianity and possibly consider being baptized and accepting Jesus, if you aren't already Christian.

Christianity is the second of the Abrahamic faiths; it follows Judaism and is followed by Islam. It differs in its belief of Jesus, as not a prophet nor historical figure, but as God in human form. The Holy Trinity is the concept that God takes three forms: the Father, the Son (Jesus), and the Holy Ghost (sometimes called Holy Spirit). Jesus taught the idea of instead of seeking revenge, one should love his or her neighbors and enemies. Christians believe that Jesus died on the cross to save humankind and forgive people's sins.



















Which religion is the right one for you? (new version)
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The King of april fool's

Ha! I'm 33 today. My niece told me yesterday the reason why I am such a funny guy. She pointed out that maybe it has everything to do with my Birthday. Happy April fool's day! I said, "why yes! I am the king of fools." I got to thinking, could that be it? No not really, I lead a lonely life actually. I lived with so many different homes,relatives and friends. Too many in fact that I don't know which moral traits came from where. I was a professional NPA ( No Permanent Address) guy. Came from a broken home, broken in all the sense of the word. But each member of my family has there own unique humane qualities in them that I just can't deny. I took all those positive traits and well... focused on them more. To me, a bad thing is in a line of "it depends", words my wife hates so much. Nothing is in stones for me. But everything for me is like that. I truly believe that all things that happened to me, was given to me by a higher power. I stopped trying to control my destiny by the age of 12. After that? God seems to send me where he wanted me to go. I have followed without question. Most of them misadventures but all good experiences nonetheless. I have survived them all in one way or another. I have found alot of good samaritans along the way. I've always felt lucky. I have nothing, high school grad with nothing much to offer except dedication to the first love of my life, comics. I have been broke more than my mind could count, which is like up to ten? (joke):) But every turn seems to lead me to good company. No drugs, no illegal stuffs.

Finally, something concrete came into my life. Her name is Glenda. She welcomed me without any hesitations, i told her who I was, everyone I've been with and everything I am, she took me in. She taught me silently, like magic I have been... domesticated. And it felt warm and safe. I felt safe for the first time in my life. Now, we have a son to take care of, a family of our own. I often wonder, what if I did not let go and gave up myself to God's mercy? i would probably still be struggling to get a life that is not mine to have.
Now, that would be quite an april fool's joke on me, for all the birthdays I would come to celebrate.

I am such a happy person because of one thing, I know who I am... A happy man with a whole lot of love to give. I am thankful and content. Never perfect, just human.

My birthday wish is for you to find ways to simply find what you need and not what you want. Fair enough?

Have a great one today folks!