Dan Dela Cruz|26|m|QC, Philippines

"there is no such thing as almost alive. almost happy.
almost creative.
almost faithful.
almost in love.
its either you are or you aren't."-
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Architect
musician



just
trying to live beyond the almost.

3rd October 2013

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REAL HEROES EXIST coz YOU EXIST. →

Be a real life super hero and save a life.

emergency fund raising for my aunt’s cancer treatment.

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3rd October 2013

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My best-friend cancelled my debt and told me to redirect it to my aunt’s cancer treatment instead.

pareng jhames, you deserve a bro-hug…

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1st October 2013

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(urgent, pls. read) Hi everyone Family, super friends, friends, acquaintances,With facebook’s help, everyone connected to me via social media was notified of my 27 birthday and I am grateful for the greetings, affirmations, and words of blessings. but I would like to take this opportunity to share with you something more important and close to my heart.The lovely lady in the photograph below is my Aunt Eiren Dela Cruz(pronounced “Irene”) she’s 38, devoted wife to my Uncle Chito, a tricycle driver, and loving mother to Keziah, a brilliant 4th grader and Aisha Jael, who just turned 4 this month. Auntie Eiren was diagnosed with breast cancer a couple years back and by God’s grace our family has been able to provide for her initial treatment.This year, our family is facing another challenge after the doctors discovered another malignant lump in her remaining breast that, now, has to be removed. Meaning, another painstaking challenge for her and our family.She is due for a mammectomy (removal of the breast and other affected tissue) tomorrow. (october 1, 2013) and we still have yet to raise the much needed 250,000 for her 6 consecutive chemotherapy treatment after the operation.We’re praying for a miracle of provision. In my prayer, God impressed on my heart, “the miracle of feeding the 5000”, where the little boy gave all he had, 2 fish and 5 loaves, gave it to Jesus, who in turn, with the little boy’s gift, was able to feed the 5000. Raising a QUARTER MILLION pesos in less than a month’s time will take a miracle. but I believe He still works miracles today. through those who are filled with love.WE ARE THE MIRACLE!That if I, my family, and friends share what we can, our 2 fish and five loaves, we can be a channel of blessing. a hundred little streams of blessings gathering together to become a raging river.Tonight, for my 27th birthday gift, I pray for a miracle. i pray that whoever reads this, whom ever God chooses to touch, would join me in this movement of raising funds for my aunt’s cancer treatment. all we need is 100, love-filled, people who are willing to pledge Php 2,500 (2 fish and 5 loaves) OR 500 pledgers of Php 500.Join us in prayer and in ACTION and be part of our family’s miracle.I have faith that my prayer will not go unanswered. I pray this post will not just be “LIKED”, will not return void and will be shared.IF God has touched you to be part of our miracle, you may send in your share/donations via Cebuana Lhuillier: under the name: DANIEL R. DELA CRUZ cell no: 0917-361**** (pls. pm for contact #)  for further information & coordinationFor transparency/stewardship purposes,I will post the “2 fish and 5 loaves” gathering updates on facebook (donors who choose to remain anonymous will be listed publicly as “anonymous”) thank you for your time and may God bless you and keep you.You are a miracle.

(urgent, pls. read) 

Hi everyone Family, super friends, friends, acquaintances,

With facebook’s help, everyone connected to me via social media was notified of my 27 birthday and I am grateful for the greetings, affirmations, and words of blessings. but I would like to take this opportunity to share with you something more important and close to my heart.

The lovely lady in the photograph below is my Aunt Eiren Dela Cruz(pronounced “Irene”) she’s 38, devoted wife to my Uncle Chito, a tricycle driver, and loving mother to Keziah, a brilliant 4th grader and Aisha Jael, who just turned 4 this month. Auntie Eiren was diagnosed with breast cancer a couple years back and by God’s grace our family has been able to provide for her initial treatment.

This year, our family is facing another challenge after the doctors discovered another malignant lump in her remaining breast that, now, has to be removed. Meaning, another painstaking challenge for her and our family.

She is due for a mammectomy (removal of the breast and other affected tissue) tomorrow. (october 1, 2013) and we still have yet to raise the much needed 250,000 for her 6 consecutive chemotherapy treatment after the operation.

We’re praying for a miracle of provision. In my prayer, God impressed on my heart, “the miracle of feeding the 5000”, where the little boy gave all he had, 2 fish and 5 loaves, gave it to Jesus, who in turn, with the little boy’s gift, was able to feed the 5000. 

Raising a QUARTER MILLION pesos in less than a month’s time will take a miracle. but I believe He still works miracles today. through those who are filled with love.

WE ARE THE MIRACLE!

That if I, my family, and friends share what we can, our 2 fish and five loaves, we can be a channel of blessing. a hundred little streams of blessings gathering together to become a raging river.

Tonight, for my 27th birthday gift, I pray for a miracle. i pray that whoever reads this, whom ever God chooses to touch, would join me in this movement of raising funds for my aunt’s cancer treatment. 

all we need is 100, love-filled, people who are willing to pledge Php 2,500 (2 fish and 5 loaves) OR 500 pledgers of Php 500.

Join us in prayer and in ACTION and be part of our family’s miracle.

I have faith that my prayer will not go unanswered. I pray this post will not just be “LIKED”, will not return void and will be shared.

IF God has touched you to be part of our miracle, you may send in your share/donations via Cebuana Lhuillier: 

under the name: DANIEL R. DELA CRUZ 
cell no: 0917-361**** (pls. pm for contact #)  for further information & coordination

For transparency/stewardship purposes,
I will post the “2 fish and 5 loaves” gathering updates on facebook (donors who choose to remain anonymous will be listed publicly as “anonymous”) 

thank you for your time and may God bless you and keep you.
You are a miracle.

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12th January 2013

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this pretty much summed up my my last 2 years :) 

this pretty much summed up my my last 2 years :) 

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17th November 2012

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My not-so-baby brother’s and sister’s graduation. Congratulations!!
I’m a proud Big bro.

Maria, b.s. psychology with citations for athletic scholarship (women’s basketball) and
Sami, B.s. Radiologic Technology (Due for his board exams on the 5th of next month)

Soar high! 

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30th August 2012

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subic-scursion with family

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20th August 2012

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my older sister, Roswitha, and a pair of over-sized lollipops at frankfurt terminal last week. She turns 30 this december but doesn’t look like it.  

my older sister, Roswitha, and a pair of over-sized lollipops at frankfurt terminal last week. She turns 30 this december but doesn’t look like it.  

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8th August 2012

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Raising Successful Children by Madeline Levine i

In a typical experiment, Dr. Dweck takes young children into a room and asks them to solve a simple puzzle. Most do so with little difficulty. But then Dr. Dweck tells some, but not all, of the kids how very bright and capable they are. As it turns out, the children who are not told they’re smart are more motivated to tackle increasingly difficult puzzles. They also exhibit higher levels of confidence and show greater overall progress in puzzle-solving.

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Source: The New York Times

30th July 2012

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Grandma Encarnacion (dad’s mom)  and Grandma Andrea (mom’s mom) at our family celebration yesterday. 
Over 80 but still cool :)

Grandma Encarnacion (dad’s mom)  and Grandma Andrea (mom’s mom) at our family celebration yesterday. 

Over 80 but still cool :)

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21st July 2012

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our architect’s oath-taking at Manila Hotel.Thanks, Mom and Dad!  

our architect’s oath-taking at Manila Hotel.

Thanks, Mom and Dad!  

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27th June 2012

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festive much. :) Family celebration on July 29 at our house in Tarlac. 

festive much. :)
Family celebration on July 29 at our house in Tarlac.
 

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27th June 2012

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Our family has a lot to be thankful for this year! -I passed the architect’s licensure examinations. -My brother, Emmanuel, graduated with a degree in business administration- major in marketing.- My youngest sister, Maria, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is now taking up her Masters, also in Psychology. -Our youngest, Sami, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Radiologic Technology and will soon be taking the licensure exams as well this December.
on the non-academic side:-Até Steph is pregnant with her second baby, this time hopefully a girl- according to the couple. Here’s a peek at the Celebration tarp we’ll be posting in front of our house this august for our in-house fiesta. woohooo!!  :) 

Our family has a lot to be thankful for this year! 

-I passed the architect’s licensure examinations.
 -My brother, Emmanuel, graduated with a degree in business administration- major in marketing.
- My youngest sister, Maria, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is now taking up her Masters, also in Psychology.
-Our youngest, Sami, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Radiologic Technology and will soon be taking the licensure exams as well this December.

on the non-academic side:
-Até Steph is pregnant with her second baby, this time hopefully a girl- according to the couple. 

Here’s a peek at the Celebration tarp we’ll be posting in front of our house this august for our in-house fiesta. woohooo!!  :) 

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4th May 2012

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what’s in a name?

what’s in a name?

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4th May 2012

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El Viaje de la cruz

I remember being 10 years old and waiting with my family at the old Hong-Kong International Airport forour connecting flight to NAIA. A Fil-Am commuter asked my Dad, “Are all these children yours? How do you manage?”  With a hearty smile my Dad replied, “By God’s grace, Sir. We get by.”Unexpectedly, the man snapped back saying(In Filipino),

“Ugh! Diyos,Diyos…yan ang dahilan kung bakit naghihirap ang Pilipinas eh. kaya ako nag-migrate sa states”  [God, God…that’sthe reason life is hard the Philippines  and so I migrated to the states.”]  

My Dad just smiled back and repeated , “By God’s grace, Sir. We get by…” I remember being intimidated by the big man in his coat and tie. He , indeed, looked wealthy.He looked wealthy but he was travelling alone. I looked at my dad. He was wearing a tie too but his sleeves were rolled up comfortably while holding a stack of all our passports in his hand”. A simple scene but one of my first lessons about wealth.

by Daniel dela cruz

Nowadays, mama & papa travel with their kids AND their grand-kids. 

mom & dad with their first grandchild

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9th April 2012

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at piras’s resort with my brothers and sisters.(biological and extended) :) now, off to late lunch early dinner.

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