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A Year In Review

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S: We Love You Manuel


1: "Life is a series of choices and the consequences of those choices" -Manuel

2: "Families are like fudge ... mostly sweet with a few nuts." | Manuel On your 40th birthday I wish you the best this world can bring to a person. The past eleven years of our friendship have been important to me. Thank you for listening to my rants and raves and at times my out right sobs and ugly-cries. You’re loyalty and support through my failures and triumphs mean a lot to me. Today I share in all your life’s accomplishments and yet another birthday milestone. I hope to be there cheering you on and toasting with you when all the great things that have yet to unfold take place in your life. Life is great Manuel and you are one of the rare friends that make this walk in life so positive and enjoyable. Happy birthday my friend. I love you.- Yara



6: "The harder the truth to tell, the better the friend that tells it" "If you can't appreciate who I am today, then don't bother looking for me tomorrow-- I won't be there. (Lifes too short)- M.S.

7: "Let it bleed." -Manuel Salazar "You better check yourself before you wreck yourself." "Fear of Failure, Clips my Wings, If I want to Fly, I have to try." "Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda, Didn't. Revampt! Will, Can, Doing, Done." -Hideo Ikeda Manuel and I were constantly trying to trip each other, where ever we were. On a bright, sunny day, we all decided to head to Diva Bar. Feeling good, Carlos, Angelica, Manuel and I were already laughing and making jokes as we entered the bar. However, Manuel decided it was prime-o time to trip small, innocent me as I was going through the glass door of Dive Bar. We made quite an entrance as I tripped over Manuel's huge, stanky ass feet and barely kept my balance by hanging onto the door. Everybody was starring. Thanks Manuel.- Mihn | "The friends we meet on the path of life make the trip worth while."

9: My Dearest Crunchy, Saying that we are friends doesn't even scratch the surface of the evolution of the crunchies. Who knew that 11 years ago when we me, that I would one day come to see you as a brother and will forever see you as family. I love you crunch and wish you all the happiness and the most hella birthday ever!! XOXO Angelica

10: so many | Each memory we keep with care means future happiness to share.


13: When I was a complete mess over boys, he was always willing to hear me out. He gave me the advice I needed to hear; that others wouldn't give me. He understood the emotional space I was in and was sensitive, but still with his trademark tough love attitude. One particular day, when I was feeling really brutal and on the verge of tears (in the middle of class no less), I had to go outside and get away. The first person I thought to call was Manuel. I needed someone who wasn't going to indulge my becoming a complete mess and would also verbally slap some sense into me. I called and we met up in his gigantic black car, that had become a sort of refuge for me, a big, tough protective machine, kind of like Manuel. Anyway, we just took a short trip to Foundation where he dropped off some mail and listened as I babbled on, with snot and tears dripping down my face. He calmed me down, told me things were going to be OK and told me pain was part of the process. I will never forget that day and that touching gesture :) OK, sappy moment over!- Minnie

15: New Orleans

16: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. ~Cathy Allen | The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don't go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want. Don't go back to sleep. People are going back and forth across the doorsill where the two worlds touch. The door is round and open. Don't go back to sleep. (Jelaluddin Rumi) The garden of Love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow and joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh. (Jelaluddin Rumi) -ARMITIS

18: "You're the best second-in-command I could have ever asked for." "Great work Minh, as always." "Why don't you give yourself an extra hour of sleep tomorrow morning? I know you've been working hard all day." "Minh, did you want a bite of my lunch? I'm not that hungry. Yeah, take another bite!" "Fine, I admit it. Vietnamese people are superior to Mexicans."

21: HAWAII | "Celebrating life, one festival at a time" - Manuel Salazar (Raul's favorite Manuelism)

22: WE LOVE YOU | A good quote I always remember about Manuel is "Good sushi is not cheap and cheap sushi is not good" -Josh

23: My Dearest Manuel My Skydiving buddy I'm so lucky to have a brother like you in my life. I love your energy, attitude, and life. And i'm so happy I get to see you each day at work. We've had many fun times from our trips Queen mary was awesome cause you were there!! to our random walks in the middle of the day and our deep discussions. You are an inspiration to so many students and to your friends. I know that we have so many exciting adventures ahead of us and I know that we will always be in each others life, you are family to me. Thank you for being you, for your awesome sense of humor and your ability to make the hours between 3:00-4:00 fly by. I know that we will always have each others back. I love you man -Nisha aka Nishabelle

25: To my Roomie: I am soooooo sorry that I am not there to celebrate your 40th birthday with you (we will celebrate alone in the near future :) ). I am currently in Vegas for the WESTOP conference (I will have a cold Carta Blanca on your behalf). I just wanted to say that I am very lucky to have a great roomie, friend, and brother like yourself. If there is anyone that I can count on for being there for me, it's my roomie. Our journey began in DC as we drank caramel beer together, we were served chinese food by a grilled toothed guatamalan, and your 'draft' beer came in a bottle. I hope you have a great time celebrating your 40th birthday and make sure you have an inhaler with you at all times and near a phone to dial 9-1-1. Have fun bro and love ya !!! Your roomie for life, Sammy B


27: Manuel and his dad offered to fix my breaks before I drove off to grad school at the University of Texas, Austin. As you all know Manuel is not the type of person to get his hands dirty. I took this picture of him because at the time we (Jeannine, Angelica and I) called him princess. I believe it is a once in a lifetime shot and I know he continues to be Mr. "Princess." Thank you Manuel for being such a good friend and I am so happy I got to Texas and back safely. Happy 40th Birthday Princess Manuel! It only gets better!!

28: One of these pictures belongs on a different page lol

29: Thanks for Jumping

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