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and/or Do you like reading short fiction? I'd like to share with you some short stories
that were written during some of my quiet moments onboard Cruise ships.
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My Wapsilon. (You can get your own
My first entry, the
debut of this website, June 29, 2001 is my biography published
on my favourite Philippine website, eSprint.com - one of the most generous, most
entertaining websites on the net. You will find many other biographies of celebs &
icons of the Visayas. Visit eSprint POINT CEBU now!
is a copy of the brochure that was created a decade ago to promote a new show
that we were producing in Las Vegas then.
Click here to go there...
the funny autograph my friend Brendan (Fraser) wrote whilst dining onboard the MS
Song Of Flower. We were served caviar that night and in his autograph he wrote: "Best
Wishes and Fishes".
Click here for Brendan's autograph
special Ode to Amapola written by the notable Filipino composer: George Canseco. Click here to read his words.
New: My personal views of my country the Philippines
New: Archived Clippings. I can never thank my webmaster Mack and his cohorts,
the Amapolians as they call themselves who are patiently digging through thousands of
pages of clippings amassed since 1970, some even before that year. I've watched them work
through the massive collection and I am forever grateful for their dedication. Lord knows
I don't think I will have the same patience, even though the clippings are mostly about
me. I wish there would be a machine that would swallow all of these news and magazine
clippings and spew out webpages in return. It's a good 40 year collection so it will be
interesting to watch how these determined fans and now my personal friends will showcase
the collection. I can't wait!
About Hector Santos: One evening Kathy Llamas from PhilRadio
International forwarded an email to me with the Subject: "You'll get a kick out of
this". It was an email from someone named Hector Santos with an attachment, so I
thought what else is new? I absent-mindedly opened it and there was an interesting title,
then I saw my name and thought "oh, someone has written something about me", so
what else is new. For the next few minutes I was riveted and could not stop reading. I was
amazed at the many coincidences in the story and thought it was a hoax written by an old
flame or admirer who knew me well. I knew it was fiction but some of the personal details
about the fictionalised Amapola were too close to home except for the disparity in
successes in our respective endeavors. I proceeded to meet Mr. Hector Santos online and
found out that he did not know anything about me as he had left the Philippines a long
time ago. All I can say is that this is the strangest of all coincidences I have ever
experienced. Thanks to my Radyo Bisaya ng Amerika, I am able to publish this fictionalised
story written by Mr. Santos whom I have never met before. Soon his own personal comments
will be added here on this page. I hope you enjoy this short fictionalised story as much
as I have. And to Hector Santos, yes, there is an Amapola.
Click here for Hector Santos Story
After you read this, let
me know what you think about this article about th e name Amapola? I found this at http://www.kabalarians.com/female/amapola.htm
Re: The name Amapola
The first name of Amapola gives you a dynamic and highly
strung nature. You have a humanitarian and principled side to your character and will go
out of your way to help someone if you feel there is injustice or unfairness. You often
become involved in situations without any thought of the consequences. You are basically
seeking truth in life and have a very analytical and questioning mind. Being perceptive
and intuitive, you often respond to your hunches, which can lead you into bitter
experiences. You love change, travel, and new opportunities and dislike monotonous detail.
Though you show enthusiasm over a new-found interest, you seldom finish the things you
start. If you are repressed or restricted in any way, you become frustrated, moody, and
depressed. You often speak directly and can be cutting and sarcastic. You experience many
disappointments with people, for you trust others and take them at their word, only to be
let down. In time, you could become cynical and extremely critical towards people. Your
driving, seeking nature and intensity of feelings could cause you to experience nervous
breakdowns, nervous problems, fits, goitre, or a weak and sensitive solar plexus. An
impulsiveness could cause you to be accident prone.
Tell me what you think!
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