Saturday, December 25, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Please watch..

 Storyline's Christmas Special  
tonight on ABS-CBN after Bandila. My story was chosen as one of the episodes with the strongest impact this season; they made a follow-up interview.. Thanks!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Dear someone.. :)


Monday, December 20, 2010

KCAT CAN: The last time I heard Christmas carols

Merry Christmas in 5 days! 

The last time I heard Christmas carols
by Maria Kathrina Lopez Yarza
December 20, 2010

Colorful Christmas lights are everywhere, Christmas songs are playing, and Christmas trees are up! Christmas! Christmas!

Christmas! The most eventful day of the year is only a few days ahead! Are you ready to celebrate it?

Friday, December 17, 2010

Off to..

this weekend

hindi nalang kami hanggang Lucap ngayon.. ;P

memorize ko pa rin by heart ang pagkakasunud-sunod..
Labrador > Sual > Alaminos > AGNO!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Mama Fund ..Share + Pray + Buy + Donate = HELP

Please visit:

Ms. Aileen Viray was diagnosed with Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma (NPCA) with intracranial extensions, commonly known as malignant cancer of the nasopharynx.. multiple tumors developed on both sides of her neck which required her to undergo a major operation and she has to undergo radiation therapy after. She'll also be needing a hip replacement since she's been having trouble walking..

Monday, December 6, 2010

KCAT CAN: The other Big C to fight the Big C

"Achieve the seemingly impossible dream. It takes The Big C to overcome The Big C. It takes the Biggest Courage to fight the Big Cancer."

The other ‘Big C’ to fight the ‘Big C’
by Maria Kathrina Lopez Yarza
December 6, 2010

It takes a courage to face The Big C.

Cancer begins in the cells,which we have learned are the building blocks of the body. Under normal conditions, our bodies produce new cells as we grow and as we need them. They replace the old cells that die. However, under abnormal conditions, some new cells grow in the body when they are not needed, and the old cells do not die when they should. These kinds of cells eventually form a mass called tumor.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

"We Believe That Vincent CANCERvive"

, cancerI got to know Vincent in June 2009, then we visited him at PGH a few weeks after since I had my mapping session while has was still confined there..
he was resting when we came

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

KCAT CAN: Miracles do happen

Fr. Joey Faller's Healing Mass

"...It is faith that makes miracles happen. According to our faith, so shall it be done."

by Maria Kathrina Lopez Yarza
November 23, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – Each day is a miracle. Just being able to live through the rest of the day is a miracle. Breathing the air of tomorrow is another miracle.

A miracle causes great happiness among people. From a biblical perspective, it is an event in the external world brought about by the immediate and simple volition of God. I do believe in miracles. They happen every single minute. There are no explanations necessary, they just happen, and we know that they do happen because we can feel them when they happen.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Prayers for JP of

I saw that on my fb wall since I 'liked' Let's Go Sago on Facebook

Someone needs a prayer daw, so I clicked the link..

I have no idea who this JP was, though his blog looked familiar..

Friday, November 12, 2010

Help Baby Jon Breathe Hope

This is Baby Jon. He is suffering from Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy or HIE. According to, HIE is damage to cells in the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) from inadequate oxygen, thus he need to be hooked to a mechanical ventilator to help him breathe.

Written by my mom..

This was my mom's entry when she nominated me at Cebuana Lhuillier's Happiest Pinoy that made me part of the Top 7 Finalists..

I was a teenage mom when I had my eldest child, MARIA KATHRINA (Kcat) Lopez Yarza. Kcat was born on Friday the 13th  of May 1983. I was in labor pains for more than 10 hours when my doctor finally decided to go with the Ceasarian Secton. Kcat's heart beats was in zero respiration due to the cord coil and she suffered from meconium stain. She was revived and was in an incubator for 3 days. There was a guilt feeling and I really felt so sorry that my first child had to suffer all the pains.  This was the time that I realized that I have an obligation that I need to face. Despite, the trials and humiliations that I’ve gone through during my early years of my married life, I felt I must be strong for an innocent child who depends on me. She is truly a gift from God, to love and cherish.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

RARE RUN 2010 Ala Eh!

I got this from Pam Mayo-Roman on Facebook..

Calling all families, friends and running enthusiasts! It's time to run, have fun and celebrate with us the birthdays of Julia and Vince through a FUN RUN called RARE RUN ala EH! on Dec 18, 2010.This is a special event that aims to raise funds for the benefit of kids with rare disorders like Vince and Julia. Proceeds will go to the Philippine Society for Orphan Disorders, Inc (PSOD) and Breathe Initiative (BI)

Monday, November 8, 2010

KCAT CAN: Change Comes Knocking at the Door

Change can only work in two ways – for the better, or for the worst. Yet, regardless of whatever manner in which change comes into our lives, what matters is how we view it and how we react to it. It may be uncomfortable and awkward at first and will have a ripping effect for anybody who refuses to go along with it.

Change Comes Knocking At The Door
by Maria Kathrina Lopez Yarza
November 8, 2010

What is change? Why is change taken and seen as the only permanent and constant thing in life? From conception to death, everything in our lives is ever-moving, ever-changing. Slow and quick, change is the metamorphosis of life. It is no respecter of humans, taking no exception of anyone – including me.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

Kcat's dream: to live in spite of brain tumors

Her name is Kcat. This is her story.
by Ms. Patricia Evangelista (10-12-2010)

I'm back!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Dr. Kcat

I often saw a mother with many bumps on the skin (in different sizes) in front of our school gate dropping and fetching her son to school. When I saw her, I thought, maybe she has a skin disease or something. I had no idea what it was nor am I curious. All I know is she's a schoolmate's parent.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Neurofibromatosis on Alagang Kapatid (TV5)

Please watch
Alagang Kapatid
tomorrow on TV5 at 7:15am

October 28

ay October 29 na pala.. basta for October 28 tong post ko..
yan lang ang tanging pic nyo na magkasama kanina.. stolen at blurred pa..

Madeliene Lopez Yarza, you are a survivor! Congrats! Hahaha!

yun lang.

P.S. Yehey nakakain din ako ng Paella after months of craving.. ;P

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

An IPAD for me!

When I received the Nuffnang's notification regarding the Goldilocks contest, I told myself, "Big change in life? Madami ako nyan!"

Monday, October 25, 2010

October 25, 2005...

...was the start of my 2-month stay in the hospital then my health suddenly deteriorated.

KCAT CAN: Beautiful In My Eyes

Geraldine has given me further inspiration. She has given me further strength. And most important of all, she has further rooted my Faith in God.

Regardless of her physical appearance, Geraldine Javier Oliva is, and will always be, beautiful in my eyes.

Beautiful in my eyes
by Maria Kathrrina Lopez Yarza 
October 23, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – I was staring blankly at my computer and praying to God to give me something to write about when my Mom called out that dinner was ready. It has become a habit for me to watch television while having my meal.

That night, the habit became a blessing for it was an answered prayer for me. I saw Geraldine Oliva on TV and was moved by her exceptional courage, strength and faith. So I immediately searched more about her on the internet and admired her even more.

Column Advisory

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Thank you Nuffnang & Goldilocks!

Just a short post..........

I won Best Overall Blog Yesterday Awarding for Nuffnang's Goldilocks contest.. An IPAD for me! Yey!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

KCAT CAN: Rockin' My World

ROCK N ERA - October 8, 2010
Super thank you to Malen and Infiniteam!

by Maria Kathrina Lopez Yarza
October 18, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – Since 2005 when my Mom and I started our fund drive for my medical needs, whenever we saw a benefit concert, we would always say to each other, “Sana tayo din no?” So after five years, the heavens granted our wishful words. Last Oct. 8, 2010, my dream of becoming a concert beneficiary became a reality.

Malen, a schoolmate, sent me an email and told me how she had been inspired by my strength. She said that she would definitely think of something in order to help me. After a few weeks, she sent me another message saying she belongs to a group of young professionals who organize benefit concerts. They wanted me to be one of their beneficiaries. My mom and I were so happy when we read her message and learned that three of the country’s top bands, The Dawn, True Faith and Bamboo, were going to perform in the concert. Rock N Era, the concert, was made possible by Uno1One Productions in cooperation with Infiniteam Enterprise Ltd. It was held at Metrobar in West Avenue, Quezon City.

To my favorite YAYA in the whole universe..

Friday, October 15, 2010

Twister Fries is back!

This morning, Nuffnang delivered the news that Mcdonald's Twister Fries is back! I ♥ mcdo's twister fries! Since I was supposed to have an acupuncture session this afternoon, I told my mom that we have to buy it afterwards. I was so looking forward to it.. But due to the heavy rain, we postponed going out and told her: "pero punta kang mcdo ah"

Monday, October 11, 2010

KCAT CAN: My Strange Eyes

My mom was so anxious when I told her that my right eye's vision worsen, so she immediately scheduled a check-up with my eye doctor.. She can't get over her worry even after the check-up since my right eye won't go back to it's normal state anymore and I need to undergo eye surgery soon to prevent my left eye from damaging it with too much exposure since my eyelids are weak and won't blink properly.. My right eye will be stitch in half too so that it won't continuously swallow out..

It's just a minor surgery and it's for the best.. What really matters is that I could see. Period. My vision's kinda blurry, but thanks to my glasses, I'm seeing well.. :)

So I decided to write about it.. :)

Still OKAY inspite & despite.. 
with my eye specialist, Dr. Rey Santos back in 2008.. I was still weak then and my face was huge due to my steroids intake (for my brain tumors)

by Maria Kathrina Lopez Yarza
October 11, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – A few nights ago, I asked my Mom, “Ma, madumi ba right eye ko?” She said, “No.” Besides, she just finished cleaning my right eye with the eye gel solution that my ophthalmologist prescribed for my eye maintenance.

The ERA Rocked!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Almost Almost Blind Right Eye

I always check the vision of my right eye by closing my left eye and using just my right to see.. and then I was surprised to see than I can't see anything on my right anymore.. I can only see a major major super blurry light.. the silhouette image I used to see before is nowhere to be found..

i edited a picture to show how my right vision used to be and how it is now..

i used this pic:

KCAT CAN: Food for Happy Thoughts

happy thoughts cannot make us fly, but beautiful and happy thoughts can lift us above the cares and problems of daily living, allowing us to do our tasks with greater ease and comfort.

Food for happy thoughts
by Maria Kathrina Lopez Yarza 
October 4, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – Whenever someone comments about my love for food, I would jokingly say “I’m just paying my debts because the thought of eating again was one of the reasons why I got out of the hospital.”

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Change is Pagbabago

my pagbabago story in graphic presentation..

NF2 changed my life in a moment.. ;P

Thanks to Ate Berry for encouraging me to join Nuffnang's Goldilocks contest. She even mentioned me on her blog entry..

here's my entry: PAGBABAGO

Wish me luck! :)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

KCAT CAN: Hannah's Letter

Two years back, I saw a link about a sick baby girl, Hannah Ysabelle. I was so touched when I read her condition and her parents’ courage and strength to help their little angel. I met her parents, Kuya Carlo and Ate Joan, through the net and from then on, our friendship started.

In order to sustain Hannah's (super expensive) medical needs, they put up an online store and sell rosary bracelets which are made by Ate Joan & Kuya Carlo..

Let us help Hannah continue to breathe and watch her grow. Visit her website e-mail thru

Hannah's Letter
by Maria Kathrina Lopez Yarza
September 28, 2010

Two years back, I saw this link about a sick baby girl, Hannah Ysabelle. I was so touched when I read her condition and her parents’ courage and strength to help their little angel. I met her parents, Kuya Carlo and Ate Joan, through the net and from then on, our friendship started.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Be aware. Be inspired.

A few days ago, someone from TV5's Alagang Kapatid messaged me on ym.........
....and then the camera rolls again!

Monday, September 20, 2010

KCAT CAN: I have a pen that writes

...Life is the greatest chance that has been given to all of us. So how do you choose to live your life? You’ve got a pen. Write it down.

I Have A Pen That Writes
by Maria Kathrina Lopez Yarza
September 20, 2010

I am the author of my life. Unfortunately, I am writing with a pen with permanent ink; therefore, I cannot erase my mistakes. It leaves me with no other choice except to use the lessons I learned from my past and use them to create my beautiful present.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Ang cute ni Maro!

Ang cute ni Maro!!!! These pics were taken in 2004 and/or 2005 nahalungkat ko from my old online photo album together with a lot of other pics.. ;)

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i CAN see

“... I like you. I don’t like you because it’s okay to like you — it’s that because we like each other, everything’s okay.” - Dae Woong (My Girlfriend is a Gumiho)

Naaliw lang ako sa sinabi ni Dae Woon kay Mi Ho the gumiho..
Playful Kiss My Girlfriend is a Gumiho
I'm watching Playful Kiss & My Girlfriend is a Gumiho which currently airs in Korea twice a week.. Thanks to!

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