04-April-2009


Dear George:

Here is one that is really hoping for you the best of everything in life. You really deserve it as I know you are one of the most decent guys i have ever met. So,  I hope God will give you better opportunities to keep your family in contentment.

Do you have news of Father Eugene, Father Greg, and Father Dong? Our batchmates in the formation center like

(Freshmen) Antonio Vitug, Antonio Sanchez, Cris Alipio, Edgardo Sigua( Bataan, he wrote me a letter after I left the seminary  23 years ago but he never made a response to my letters after that),  Mike, Robert Balatbat(Bulacan), the rest

(Sophomore) Ferdinand Mendoza, Ernie Zabala(Bataan, I am seeing them chauffered in some part of Cubao a few years back, Butch, Ramchard, the rest

I am really interested in knowing the names of your wife and kids George, so please mention them next letter.


Until then,



George C. Palaganas, Ph.D.

Current Mailing Address:(as of 06-March-2009 Friday)
#21 Zamora St. Purok Maligaya II
Barangay Poblacion SUR
2307 Paniqui, TARLAC
Region III PHILIPPINES

Contact Phone Numbers:(Web and E-mail Accessible)
001(206)339-2624
001(206)337-0648
Fax: 001(206)339-9327
e-mail: drgeorgecaingletpalaganas@yahoo.com

Professional Regulation Commission Licence No. 0029594-98 Asst. Electrical Engineer
URL http://www.xanga.com/drgeorgecaingletpalaganas




--- On Wed, 4/1/09, George Jose Ma. C. Guilas <georgedpader@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: George Jose Ma. C. Guilas <georgedpader@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: How's Everyone Doing?
To: "Dr George Cainglet Palaganas" <drgeorgecaingletpalaganas@yahoo.com>
Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 11:10 PM

Dear George,
 
You have profoundly touched the recesses of your life in your composition.  Your thoughts and experiences resonate a universal resemblance of human experience on sharing and loving.  It's a good glimpse of getting to know you after all these years.
 
Just like you, I always wanted to write a book of my own.  The problem is, I seem to have these sacttered thoughts and ideas that I find it difficult to organize and eventually come up with a creative piece of my own. 
 
Anyway, our present Governor, Fr. Ed Panlilio, is not the Fr. Edgar Panlilio we both know.  Furthermore, I did not know that Fr. Edgar actually had an operation.  I just hope he is well now.  About Globen, I have not seen or heard of him for more than 4 years now.  Like you, I also want to see him to get in touch.
 
Are you planning to enter the religious life?  If this is so, then it must truly be a calling for your after all you have been through.  I only wish you the best brother.  As for me, I am looking for other opportunities where I can start a decent life with my family away from the casino industry.  I really got tired of the latter knowing the fact that my life would have been dedicated for a more noble purpose. Unfortunately, due to financial reasons, I had no choice but to do oterwise.  Anyway, thanks a lot for the update.  I hope we can keep in touch all the more.
 
God Bless,
 
George

--- On Wed, 4/1/09, Dr George Cainglet Palaganas <drgeorgecaingletpalaganas@yahoo.com> wrote:
From: Dr George Cainglet Palaganas <drgeorgecaingletpalaganas@yahoo.com>
Subject: How's Everyone Doing?
To: georgedpader@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 7:30 PM



02-April-2009 Thursday 10:16am

Dear George:

Hi there again. I understand that you used to work on a casino before bacause you have mentioned that to me on one of our conversations in the seminary back then and you are also from Don Bosco ,right? And before I forget, say hello for me to your wife and kids. I need their names again... Father Garu(Edgar Panlilio) had an operation before we went together at Holy Family Academy in Angeles City, him being the spiritual director of the school with Sr. Josephine Nepumoceno, OSB (I think she is connected now with Carmelite Sisters of Mary?)as the school principal, and me as an instructor from our company tied-up with their school as the instructor together with Ms. Marissa Dugenia. He(Father Garu) is now plegmatic ,but still the same cheerful reverable comrade just like in the seminary where he is batch treasurer( remember those coins on our rooms before and he is already a nurse(nursing graduate at that time right?)  because of that operation. If you can contact Globen, please send me his numbers too.  I have been to Canada and Hong Kong myself and I need you to read this entry I have submitted to the Philippine Star so you can have a glimpse further of what have happened to me after all these 23 years(if you got time to read it).

 Click
http://drgeorgecaingletpalaganas.xanga.com/687721053/my-favorite-book-2008-contest-entry/

You should see the manuscript below:

My Favorite Book 2008 Contest Entry

 LIVING,LOVING and LEARNING with Leo Buscaglia
 
by George Cainglet Palaganas
     Phone: 001(206)339-2624 Bayantel ONLY

Life begins at 40, that's what people say. But for me, I call it midlife and midlife crisis is the most challenging part of it.. [ Experiencing life's ups and downs is normal and if you will ask me if I have been to it recently, my response is on the affirmative. How often we go to these upswings and downswings spells-out our tenacity. After we have been through it all, that is also the exact moment we realize we are again ready for the next roller coaster ride.] At 40, I find it sad that instead of a pay what I have is a sharing. Some may even find me a walking derelict with a resume. It's true. I have my own share of blessings. After all, I have been half-way around the globe, I am a full-pledge electrical engineer ,[ I have spoken before more than two thousand students ] and after a recent discernment, I am now ready to join a religious congregation.
 
Caressing the memories of time, I can vividly recall a classmate at the university has brought to class a copy of Leo Buscaglia's LIVING,LOVING and LEARNING  one day. Since the course subject, Electrical Transmission, Distribution and Design is five hours laboratory, I had all the time to read the book in between takes alternately with the drafting work before me. I went for the book instead of playing local poker for break periods. Imagine the money I have cringed from paying fines on violations of the university student handbook that day. Buscaglia's book was so engrossing I had gobbled it up in no time at all.
 
LIVING. My life is an open book. Being bottled is indeed a tough existence to make. It is quite taxing when all of your thoughts are broadcasted and all your brainwave patterns amplified. Stand-offs can be frequent and with the ensuing showdowns, confrontations are oftentimes unavoided.[ People prowl on your ideas to the extent of acting- up as if you have already committed a crime just by putting ideas into your brain. You are even reprimanded for your imaginations, sideswiping our basic and normal course of reasoning, you are guilty only if they are acted out. I want to return to the period of chaos, when radio, tv, and even people's conversations are all incoherent. All words from these media are mixed-up during that time, like they don't follow linear coherence but since all were expertly carried-out, normal and binding for those who survived the period.] Sometimes I would rather be with people whose coherences are fragmented, for people with fragmented coherences are more bearable. Or just simply live my life as somebody else's and get on one of those instructional existence.
 
Leo Buscaglia's book reverberates on my mind seventeen years after I had read it. While it gives so much inspiration on how to survive these tough times, it also offers insights on how to avoid ending up a broken bottle. He inspires people like me by sharing his ideas on the cathartic effect exemplified by a good sense of humor. According to him, it is a good idea to do senseless things just because you want to do them. [He even cited an example from his own experience, of taking all those fallen leaves on his garden, putting them all into a sack, bringing it into his room, and spreading it all over the carpet. He topped the activity with a good laugh.]
 
In a great sense, if we are nauseated by these trying times, a good comic relief is all we need to find laughter indeed is the best medicine. It is better to laugh with people though than to laugh at them. Timing is the most important thing with a nice joke, next to clarity of course, and it is our duty to illicit a burst of laughter every time we recognize a good one. [ A young attractive woman once indicated on airline reservations she wants to be seated next to a single guy on the plane. Eager to meet the new acquaintance, she went to the mirror, put on her best including flossing two times and spraying breath freshner on her mouth before boarding the plane. She went into her seat to find a twelve -year old boy seated next to her. He is single alright.]
 
LOVING. When was the last time you have fallen in love? It's scary to wake-up recently and to realize my frequency of falling in love went out of synch. I used to have a new object of affection three to five years after the last one. It's been like that since I have danced with Petunia on high school prom night. This frequency sign even made me realize it is possible to fall for a place, the kind of love poetry is made of. And that's the feeling you get with Vancouver. 
 
I came to Vancouver,British Columbia on a blue moon mid-year of 1996. It's that rare month when two full moons squeeze themselves into one single calendar month. I believe BC is the most beautiful place in the planet and I have returned to the Philippines only to fulfill a wedding commitment. I was all gearing to be married with a girl I met at the university. She was my girlfriend for fourteen years, save for those periods our relationship is off because of a third party. Until we lost communications at the early part of the new millennium. Her recent e-mail and phone call trace her to Hayward California. She has migrated to the states all the while and married a caucasian. With this, I decided to re-enter the  seminary where I know I can draw-out a better meaning and purpose for life. Buscaglia declared loving is a spellbinding experience we should learn to meditate with. There was a time I was all smile on a fellow seminarian whose reason for joining the seminary is he was dumped by a girlfriend. Now, it's my turn to wear the shoe.
 
LEARNING. It was new year of 2007. I was on top of the entrance to the Quezon Memorial Shrine at the Quezon Memorial Circle with several others. It is the third straight year that I am on the same spot on New Year's eve. It is here where I wait for the separation of the old year from the new one. We are observing all fireworks display lighting the horizon every now and then, while we change panoramic view from north,south, east and west. When to our disbelief, the constellation Arianne, composed of two stars, one bright the other dim, started moving from the north towards the top of the dome of Quezon City at the stroke of midnight. It stopped directly above the tripod. It changed our concept of constellations forever. Now we construe that other than natural constellations, artificial constellations do exists as demonstrated by the phenomenon. Learning indeed is a life-long process. Buscaglia noted that all of us should have the open-mindedness to learn. Docility is a virtue all of us should possess. As I approach retirement age, I am still learning great new things and someday might live-up to the name, of being the longest running bottle.
 
 
Note: Parts of the manuscript enclosed in square brackets[ ] were omitted on the submitted entry to comply with the 1,100 words maximum brevity requirement.



George C. Palaganas, Ph.D.

Current Mailing Address:(as of 06-March-2009 Friday)
#21 Zamora St.. Purok Maligaya II
Barangay Poblacion SUR
2307 Paniqui, TARLAC
Region III PHILIPPINES

Contact Phone Numbers:(Web and E-mail Accessible)
001(206)339-2624
001(206)337-0648
Fax: 001(206)339-9327
e-mail: drgeorgecaingletpalaganas@yahoo.com

Professional Regulation Commission Licence No. 0029594-98 Asst. Electrical Engineer

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Re: It's me again
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 11:49 PM
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Hi George,
 
It's good to hear from you again.  It's been a long time.  I have left Macau last December 31, 2008 and was immediately given a good offer in Laos as a Slot Operations Manager. I just resigned last March 10 for personal and moral reasons.  Now I want to give myself a new shot by looking for other opportunities other than the casino life.
 
I actually do not know where Globen is now.  The last time I heard about him he was working abroad.  He used to work as an auditor for Allied Bank I believe and left for a greener pasture abroad.
 
I've got three kids and I'm so blessed to have them and my wife in my life.  No regrets I must convincingly say.
 
Until then, God bless and I hope to hear from you again.
 
George
Mobile # +639214503120
 
How are you?

--- On Mon, 3/30/09, Dr George Cainglet Palaganas <drgeorgecaingletpalaganas@yahoo.com> wrote:

    From: Dr George Cainglet Palaganas <drgeorgecaingletpalaganas@yahoo.com>
    Subject: It's me again
    To: georgedpader@yahoo.com
    Date: Monday, March 30, 2009, 7:34 PM



    31-March-2009 Tuesday

    Dear George:

    Hi! It's me again. I can not wait for your response before sending you another e-mail. Maybe, you are too busy and not always in front of your PC that's why it takes sometime before you can respond. But anyway, I will just be waiting for the time when you will be available. It was a mistake to call Globen , JOVEN, sorry... I was in a hurry yesterday and was so surprised my thoughts are not exactly clear. It's been 23 years, after all.  LOL!
    So, what is the name of your wife and kids? Got pictures from Macau? Please visit the MGCS Alumni site and send me also an e-mail there at
    http://www.motherofgoodcounselseminary.com/alumni_save_record.php

    Until then,

    George C. Palaganas,Ph.D.


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    30-March-2009

    George Ma. Guilas

    Dear George,

    It's nice to hear from you after so long. How are you doing? NGEK! Do you know the whereabouts of JOVEN? Father Garu , is he Pampanga governor? if not for the age maybe, was with me at Holy Family Academy in Angeles City where I used to teach computer subjects with our company  m/set.

    Well, I got a lot to tell you so please do give me your phone number and current address. Until then,

    George C. Palaganas, Ph.D.

    Current Mailing Address:(as of 06-March-2009 Friday)
    #21 Zamora St. Purok Maligaya II
    Barangay Poblacion SUR
    2307 Paniqui, TARLAC
    Region III PHILIPPINES

    Contact Phone Numbers:(Web and E-mail Accessible)
    001(206)339-2624
    001(206)337-0648
    Fax: 001(206)339-9327
    e-mail: drgeorgecaingletpalaganas@yahoo.com

    Professional Regulation Commission Licence No. 0029594-98 Asst. Electrical Engineer
    URL http://www.xanga.com/drgeorgecaingletpalaganas

    How Are you?
    Friday, March 27, 2009 12:33 AM
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    Hi George,

    How are you? Do you still remember me George C. Guilas, one of your former classmates at the Mother of Good Counsel Seminary in San Fernando City, Pampanga.  I was actually browsing the internet and fortunately, I happened to find your name as I was looing at some information connected to MGC Seminary.  Apparently, as I was looking at your profile, you are still the same guy I knew-intelligent, hardworking with a great determination to succeed.  Your rare expertise in Math and Composition Wrting has indeed brought you a long way.

    How's everything tukayo? On my part, I did not finish the priesthood albeit I was able to finish my Theological Studies.  I taught at the University of the Assumption but due to financial reasons, I ended up working at the casino in slot machine gaming.  Now, I'm out of the casino industry with the hope of finding a more decent job for my family.  I just left Macau where I worked for 3 years as an Electronic Games Manager and luckily,  I was given an offer in Laos as a Slot Operations Manager. However, I decided to resign last March 10  because I could no longer see myself working in the casino.  Now I have a family with  3 lovely kids and I am currently looking for other opportunities.

    Anyway, it's good to have found you George. I hope everything's fine and well with you and your loved ones..



    God Bless,

    George

    George Guilas

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