This book would not have been possible without the support of, and inspiration from, my family. To Vicky, my loving and beautiful wife, thank you for the unconditional love and affection. I love you so much! To Lawrence and Angelo, my two sons, thank you for your unconditional love. I love you, guys!
I'd also like to thank my father, Mario Ribunal Sr., and my siblings here in the US and in the Philippines for their unwavering support to me and my family. And, to my mother, who will always have a special space in my heart, I hope I made you smile in heaven.
I would also like to thank the Estebat-Javier-Limos-Paredes-Garces Clan of Long Beach, California for their continued support.
I'd also like to acknowledge my high school alma mater, ...