Happy New Year everyone!

Monday, December 31, 2007

To those who've touched my life (you know who you are people!)...many thanks from the bottom of my heart. 2007 was a real roller coaster ride and you gave me balance. Cheers to a new and better year! :)

Credits: Credits: Cintia Zs Designs (blue paper and flower), Graziela Mendes (yellow paper and red ribbon), Denise Liemert (blended and 2008 cut-out); Kuiza Garay (craft frame); Rita Massela (yellow ricrac).

That's a family reunion?

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Our veranda/terrace area was volunteered by my FIL to be the reunion venue among Hubby's cousins and families as couple of weeks back. In the entry two posts below, I said it's happening on the 29th. We were told we only needed to clean the area and provide the disposables. At around 3pm, nobody has come to fix the place and by 5pm, my mother in-law went up saying that the others didn't prepare food! So no kids and wives came! The supposed family-oriented affair became a drinking cum videoke singing session among the men...some of them, even my hubby doesn't know!

For those who've been to our studio-type place, they know that to get to the terrace, everyone will have to pass by from our main door through. I was kinda irritated because I didn't expect these people in my home, thus I felt our privacy was invaded. By the end of their session, I was having mild migraine attacks. Sigh. If there's a next time, I'll make sure everything is fixed before we say yes.


As the year comes to an end, there are changes I have to see eye to eye.

Today, I closed down my parlor and spa. Remember that this is one of the reasons I left the corporate world almost five years ago. The last few years weren't easy and we were burdened with a lot of challenges. But we have come to this inevitable point that we really have to let go. Face defeat and move on.

It's a sad sad moment to see my staff go but I had to be strong and hold my tears.

And this is just the tip of the iceberg. Tough days ahead.

I'm back!

Friday, December 28, 2007

From where, you might ask? From bumming, LOL! It's funny Christmas went by pretty uneventful (yeah, yeah, I can see MEG and the rest shaking their heads in disagreement). But really, *that's* just one thing about Christmas and the rest aren't the same as the previous years. One, it's the first time we didn't spend the eve in Bulacan. Two, Ane and I just stayed home the entire Christmas day, hoping to see godchildren but only twelve came (out of about 50!) so I was asleep during the day and realized that the 25th is over LOL. Three, we went MMFFing after having sworn before never to participate anymore (the crowd can get pretty rowdy, ugh) but realized that it is a nicer experience when you do it in Promanade and TheaterMall...I got to watch BahayKubo and KKK. Will write my reviews for that hopefully soon, hehe.

Last night was play day with the E's. I haven't had any serious physical activity for almost two weeks that I almost collapsed. By the start of my third game, my legs were shaking and it progressed throughout the game (my arms started to shake too, plus I was missing the shuttle coz I was already seeing black, and I was breaking into a cold sweat). So yeah, I stopped on the third game. Maybe I was hungry and was pushing my eating habits to the limit. I only had Nai Cha and a mantao before the games. But lemme also say that I have been doing pretty good in my diet that I already lost 8lbs! That's in less than two months! Yeba!

Today we attended the wedding of Hub's college barkada at Fernwoods. And there, I was able to meet personally a fellow Bebot, Rache, who is an officemate of the bride...which is exciting really. It's always fun to finally meet in person someone you only talk to in the cyberworld. Hi sis! I will post pictures soon.

Tomorrow there will be a small get-together with Ane's cousins here at home. Yesterday, we were able to buy some stuff for the party, stuff that are otherwise known as "disposable plates, utensils and glasses". LOL! I hope it doesn't rain coz we didn't rent a canvas tent to keep us dry, just in case. We're only in-charged of the venue so let them bring the entertainment, food and booze! :)

Right now, my night is still young. I plan to work and scrap before going to bed. I'm not sure though if I can still be productive because I don't feel really well (lower back pains since last night!) and my eyes are starting to hurt. Sigh. We'll see.

Anyway, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Mine wasn't exceptional but I'm happy that my husband is here to keep me from falling "in the pit" :) Enjoy the rest of the Holidays! Another long weekend, coming up!

Blog Holiday

Sunday, December 23, 2007

I'll be away from blogging for a few days, just because :) I'll probably just read blogs and scrap and spend time with my family and actually do some work. I'll do the tags after the holidays. And you just might wanna look at my layout share, also a Christmas LO in my other blog!

Credits: Be Jolly Word Art by Rachel Bohall; Yellow Ribbon by Lisa Whitney; Vintage Paper by Petit Moineaux; Torn Cardboard by Jessica Alger; All others by Ashalee Wall (Christmas 07 kit); Font: Beautiful

Godchildren, I have 21 of them

Saturday, December 22, 2007

I remember I have only 18 but when I looked at my list the other night, I actually have 21! LOL I stopped counting at 18?!?! So I am posting this here-- so I won't forget anymore--with their age (or estimate of their age LOL).
  1. Hazel - 17 (yup, may dalaga na ako!)
  2. Nicolai - 13
  3. Ninoel - 10
  4. Nino Pascual - 11
  5. NIkko - 7
  6. Gio - 6
  7. PJ - 8
  8. Jimboy - 4
  9. Joyce - 3
  10. Jasmine - 2
  11. Bryan - 2
  12. Thea - 1
  13. Shawn - 3
  14. Joaquin - 4
  15. Hannah - 8
  16. Nikki - 3
  17. Elijah - 3
  18. Leisha - 2
  19. Riann - 3
  20. Tori - <1
  21. Erin - <1

Next year, I really gotta save early for Christmas, hehe.

This girl makes me cry

Thursday, December 20, 2007

I am a certified Kapuso but this Kapamilya girl is so awesome, she makes me cry everytime she sings. Everytime. She's my hubby's current favorite. Here's a video uploaded at youtube by nythawk23, it's a clip from Ellen DeGeneres show. Yup. That Ellen. Thanks to the uploader who got the clip from the Ellen Show website! Way to go Charice Pempengco!

Your chance to laugh at US!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The elves are in town to greet you (and dance for you!), people a very Merry Christmas! I know it's a few days early to post this but I can't help but show it to the world right away! :) Oh, how I wish I can embed it here! Anyhoo, click HERE now!

And if you know my dear Hubs, ganyan talaga siya sumayaw, I swear! LOL!

ps. this is what happens when i'm bored and the Bebot forum is down, haha! anyone, care to tell me what's going on?!?! :) Oh, and I got the elf website while surfing my Friendster, my Bluewish pwends did it too :)

Hubby's IPod story

This is a long overdue post but I just remembered to blog about it after I received a call from brother in-law. He told me that he found an out-of-state person who can help revive my 30gb Z Vision (about time, eh?!), which I ordered from the States and died on me just after about six months.

Anyway, I should have gotten myself an ipod instead. I could have saved more time looking for the center to service my player. See, I got my hubby an IPod Video for Christmas last year. And then about a couple of months ago, he noticed that the battery dies so easily and that's not normal. So we brought it to the Apple Center along P. Guevarra, and after a week, they replaced not just the battery but the entire unit. Beat that! Of course the big boy was just too happy about that.

Sigh. It's a lesson learned: before purchasing anything gadget-ty, make sure the warranty is available just about anywhere. If my player isn't fixed, it's $500 down the drain. Ugh.

It's almost midnight and I just have to blog about this...

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The ladies over at the Bebots Forum decided to have an exchange of gifts and guess what, I got my gift today! Yay!

Double yay! My "Mommy" Mich gave me a new pair of Havs! Earlier today, I got a PM from Glo, the organizer saying that my partner couldn't send the gift since the courier can't locate our address. So imagine my surprise when upon arriving home at past 11pm, a package is already nicely sitting on our sofa! I was giddy with excitement coz I just know that box shape! :) As my friend Tanya put it, like her, I probably have a very low EQ since I couldn't wait til Christmas before I open the gift. LOL!

Anyway, Mich surely made my day. I never expected that she will get me a pair, and a new model at that! Mich and I have known each other less than a year yet she knows what I really really want (LOL, as if I haven't raved about my Havs in this blog!). BTW, this blue pair will be lonely, I *need* to buy that red pair soon :) This gift is actually my second pair from the new collection but that deserves another post :)

Oh! And my baby Wanda received my gift today (after I got so worried that I sent it to the wrong address LOL!). Visit her blog and find out what I got her, which is on top of her wishlist! She is as happy with her gift as I am with mine :) And her reaction made me happy too!

It's really beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. Giving. Receiving. Natural High. :)

A not so new truck

It's official. My FIL now has two trucks: Espee which we use on weekdays and the new not so new addition, a white pre-owned Fuego pick-up he found on sale last week. It is as of yet nameless and we haven't seen it yet (currently in the province). He is quite excited about this new family addition that he promised he will bring it home only when he's done spankin' it up :) Well, he actually needed a vehicle to bring him around the jobsite when he inspects (but didn't want Espee to be that 'burdened'), especially that the weather here is pretty much unpredictable. He was excited he talked non-stop on our way to hubby's cousin's wedding on Saturday. Maybe I should suggest that he get a truck rack to make it more functional? We'll see. His taste in car accessories blows me away ;)

Thanks to you!

I mean, all of you who come here and take time to visit me (and leave me a comment in my cbox). I know I am such a bad blogging buddy...but I do visit you, but not as much as you visit me. Just wait until I get my life in order, LOL!

Anyway, I got this quiz tag from Pretty and the result is:

Your Love Is Represented By a Pink Rose

You see love as something that should be light, fun, and whimsical.
People fall in love with you easily. And you tend to fall out of love easily!
You express your love through attention and shared experiences. You love people more than they realize.

Oh well, I agree that I see love as something that should be light and fun and whimsical. I don't agree though that I tend to fall out of love easily because I've been with the same man for seven years :) And then another about love and compatibility from C.A.:

fun quizzes for myspace profile and blog

Look! My husband and HS Bestfriend were both born under the sign Cancer! Neat! Cancer peeps must be the most patient people to earn Pisceans in their lives ;)

And then, there a nice surprise (an award!!) for me at Butchay's who considers me an online buddy:

Thank you ladies, you are all so sweet for remembering me :) Really appreciate it :)

I miss receiving flowers...

Saturday, December 15, 2007

The year is almost over and I don't remember Hubby giving me any flowers this year! Awwww. He is actually not a flower person but when he does buy me some, it just melts my heart :) He knows where to get fresh wholesale flowers aside from that area in Manila. And he won't tell me where his supplier is. But who cares? :) I would love to be surprised over and over again. So surprise me dear :)


Friday, December 14, 2007


am - gym/PT
later - lunch with Ane and Ry; run an errand in Greenhills
pm - Rotary Christmas Party

lunch - event at the Garden
afternoon - attend wedding
later - night out with E's (?)

am - mass
later - go to Ysidro's in Guiguinto

am - gym
later - Doctor's Appointment
after lunch - accompany Ry to his appointment
night - dinner with HS friends

am - go to Quiapo (?)


Whew! Christmas season rush, indeed!

Oh lookie!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Up there! Up there!

That header is centered, certainly?!?!?

Thanks to Vin (betabloggerfordummies dot blogspot dot com) who was so helpful. I went through his articles to find answers but when I was unsuccessful, I bravely emailed him. And he did reply! At first he sent me a link to another article that I missed. I checked it out and didn't find anything in my html like it so I asked again and this time, he gave me more specific answers! Yooohoooo! I was relieved. I am going to tweak it some more but I'll do that later. I'm uber busy right now, lotsa things to rush. But before I go back to work, I will look at some hotels in Las Vegas online for someone who asked me to help research :)

I finished two 5x7 2008 calendars and I will post it in my other blog soon. Gotta go for now!

Coffee and Sandwich

Buchay would like to know how addicted I am to Coffee while T'que wonders what kind of sandwich I am :) Thank you ladies for thinking about me :)


You Are a Grilled Cheese Sandwich

You are a traditional person with very simple tastes.
In your opinion, the best things in life are free, easy, and fun.
You totally go with the flow. And you enjoy every minute of it!

Your best friend: The Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Your mortal enemy: The Ham Sandwich

Hehe, I will have to disagree bout the Peanut butter as my "best friend" coz am not a big Peanut butter fan!

Double Award and a tag about husbands :)

Long overdue post! Thank you very much, MJ for your thoughtfulness. :) The first one is for her to show appreciation to me for helping her a bit about blogging. The second one? Just because?

Now, while I'm here lemme answer the tag as well. On husbands:

♥♥♥ How old is your Husband? A year older than me :)

♥♥♥ What is your Husband's Fave Color? No favorites :) He's color blind haha

♥♥♥ What is your Husband's Fave Movie? Jackie Chan Movies

♥♥♥ What does your Husband like to do? Play, live and let live. :)

♥♥♥ How much do you LOVE your Husband? Thissssssssssss muuuuuuucccccchhhhhhhh.....

♥♥♥ Is your Husband a Flirt? Yep, when he's in the mood.

♥♥♥ Where did you and your Husband First Meet? in the Mall near where we used to live.

♥♥♥ How long have you and your Husband been together? Seven years!

♥♥♥ Do you and your Husband's parents have a good relationship? I believe so hehe

♥♥♥ Does your Husband like night or day? Night.

♥♥♥ Do your Husband like Rootbeer or Sprite? Rootbeer

♥♥♥ Do you and your Husband get along? But of course. Most of the time nyahahhaa!

♥♥♥ Do you and your husband fight? If so who wins the fight? That's normal. As for who wins, it depends who surrenders first hehe.

♥♥♥ What does your Husband call you? Hunny, Hun, An, Ane, Ni

♥♥♥ Is your Husband older or younger than you? Older

♥♥♥ Does your Husband buy you gifts often? Only when I deserve it hehehe kidding aside, he spoils me when he can.

♥♥♥ Do you hate your Husband AT TIMES? Let's put it this way, I can be a real biatch at times. Did that answer the question?!?! :)

♥♥♥ What is your Husband's fave sport? Badminton

♥♥♥ Do your Husband tell you everything? He is too honest he can't keep secrets from me, I'd like to see it that way :)

Snag this if you like it! :)

Dreaming of Europe

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Remember that wedding we attended in October? Well, the bride is my church friend and she and her husband are based in London. I told her that there will come a time when we will be able to visit them. Someday. On a quick note, I always tell my friends abroad (Middle East, Canada, Asia) that I will visit them when we are more able. Travelling is something I really wanna do. And Europe is on top of the list. Of course we would need lot of money since I don't wanna be bugging my friend when it comes to accomodations and all that. It's enough that we get to spend time together on our future trip. With that in mind, we would probably need to check out cheaperthanhotels online. We'd definetely need to look at Paris Hotels before we can go around and see the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame. We can even do a quick trip to Germany to taste if their beer is really better than our very own SanMig :) Not that I'm a big alcohol fan, hehe. And oh, online buddy MJ is somewhere in France, we could do a quick meet up as well! Planning makes me excited. As for the moolah, we just have to wait. ;)


Monday, December 10, 2007

Turns out my header isn't aligned at all (still left-aligned), as per Diane and Mich who both use firefox. Argh! What to do? What to do?


After ranting about my header's alignment here, I think I finally found out what was wrong. Rather, I think I finally found the code I should add in my html and did it.

Is my header finally centered?

Please confirm though, by commenting or posting in my cbox, since I have no access to another monitor (widescreen) or another browser (Firefox) at the moment. Really appreciate it. Thanks!

It doesn't matter

if I've been naughty or nice...I'm simply not getting my heart's desires this Christmas.

Caffeine Overdose and Blogger help.

I missed my PT session again at the gym due to lack of sleep (and the fact that I still have my monthly). I was still fully awake at 1am. When I decided to lie beside Ane, I was tossing and turning even after about two hours or so. I remember closing my eyes but never really reached lalaland, you know that feeling? So I don't know how long I've actually slept. Ane's alarm went off at 6am and I didn't have any choice but drag myself up. What must have happened?

I remember having a cup of americano, a cup of tea, and two cans of Coke Light jut a few hours before bedtime. Go figure. Ugh.

Anyway, while awake, I was dreaming and looking online at some Wilmington NC real estate. Plus I was tweaking this blog's settings because I realized that my header isn't centered. I only found out last night when I used a widescreen monitor. I tried to apply the little knowledge I have in HTML but in vain. I searched for tutorials online but found nothing that can help me. So if you are reading this and know how I can go about this teeny problem of mine, please comment! Otherwise, I will probably change the template altogether but that will entail more work. Sigh. Please be an angel :)

Common mistakes tag

I was tagged weeks ago but only found the time to do this now. This has been going around so I'm not sure who to tag anymore. Thanks MJ for this.

My common mistake when typing entries: I think faster than I type that I literally miss typing some words (ie. in mind: "I was there the other day." when typed "I was there the day." Get the picture?). Typo errors, lotsa those too. And, I'm too lazy to proofread which is a bad habit really.

The other entries are as follows:
Shine with Grace : Mixing the word 'from' with 'form' all the time.
Trinity : I sometimes feel confused to use past tense or present tense when I share my stories.
LadyJava : Typing too fast that sometimes I miss words in between.
Genie King : I type too fast too... always end up with 'tot he'... when it should be 'to the'.
Spiff : I type too fast that I end up with sentences that have no spaceinbetween... LOL!
Nessa : Mostly grammatical mistakes... but it doesn't really bother me as long as my readers understand :)
Choc Mint Girl: Obviously grammatical error due to lack of vocabulary…but getting better and better and better…he he he…
Liza : I type too fast too that's why sometimes my spellings are wrongf... see. Lol ;) And same with Grace, mixing the word from and form at times. (I'll be posting this tag to my otherblog
Cecil: errors on grammar and sometimes I don’t know where to place my comma or when to use colon or semi-colon :( too.)
Nancy: I'm always trying to use every function of my fingers but can't really help but slip which resulted to pressing the wrong key most of the time.
Darlene: I always made a mistake by typing HELATH instead of HEALTH. Sometime the FOR is FOT because the R and the T are very close to each other lol! Anyway i always do mistakes when i type, everybody does i guess no matter how good you are in typing you always make some mistakes.
Bisdak Footprints I usually have wrong typo when I am in a hurry typing entries during PPP time because need to be fast so I can grab as many opps as I can.For that,wrong typo making my english look worse to others.They read it before I can do some editing..they might think my english is so bad..ahhermmm...but i edit it anyways...
Twerlermz : I'm using basic or simple english most of the time so i think my most common mistakes are : redundancy, spelling and grammar (toink!)
Thira: I type too fast too, sometimes my mind is way ahead with my typing so I miss out and misspell words and I have to go back and read again and correct it. Sometimes using the past and present tense in writing, and using the hyphen properly,wehehe:)
Juliana: I always mis-spell "you". More often that not I type it as "oyu" because I'm typing fast and because it's a three letter word, it's prone to get typed incorrectly. It's good there's a spelling checker hehe, I always catch the mistake before it is published.
Teebob : If I write an article about a male person I often use her or she instead of him or he.
Norms: Sometimes I'm confused of the grammar and right spelling. Then I'm typing so fast that usually miss-spell taht instead of that and many more.
Pretty Life Online : Overusing dashes for separation, this interrupt the flow of my words. Typing too fast so sometimes I miss out and my fingers end up misspelling the words.....LOL!

There yah go :)

Weekend passed me by

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Weekend is almost over, I can't believe it. I was online but did not take too much time in my cyber world. I even missed reading about an article about adjustable beds and only found the time now.

So where was I?

Friday started early with Ane and I going to St. Luke's in the morning. Then I missed going to my PT session coz my girl thing arrived. We also spent a few hours in Gateway mall (for lunch) where I was also able to earn EIGHT stickers for the Starbucks planner (btw, the promo for the double the stickers during lunch and dinner was extended until Christmas day). Later we were off to another mall to buy gifts for the night's party. So yeah, we attended out first Christmas party for the year, and it was with the E's. Only Karl bought his camera so I have no pictures to share yet. It was at Hai bar in the Fort (nicely tucked away from High Street and the Embassy Area). The boys definitely had a blast, drunk themselves to their hearts' desires. Glad Ane was still able to drive (he can honestly control his alcohol intake) at 2am.

On Saturday, yesterday, Ane and I were commuters again after a long time. There was no car available. Ane was too nice, though, that we hailed cabs when we needed to. Hah! :) We went to see someone at The Medical City, spent the entire morning there and had brunch at Pancake House. I was supposed to buy Ane his Christmas gift from me, a pair of Lacoste shoes he fell in love with while reading FHM, but when he tried it on, he didn't like the fit. We saw the pair in the Galleria store but the saleslady wasn't very nice towards us (must be thinking we can't afford their shoes?!?!) so we transfered to Shangri-La mall where he actually tried the shoes on. Now he can't think of anything he likes anymore, sigh. We strolled in Shang a bit more then we decided to go home and rest before going to mass.

One thing I realized about not having a car, when going to malls during this season, is that it's quite easy to go not having to fight for a parking slot but the hard part comes when it's time to go. The lines for cabs are just crazy. So we waited along EDSA and was glad that the group of five who stood deliberately in front of us was denied by the cab driver. Haha.

Later that day, we were sitting in the Greenhills chapel for the anticipated Sunday mass plus the mass for the Feast of Immaculate Conception. After the mass, Ane went to play badminton then we, R and I brought G to school to see a concert. Our Saturday ended just before midnight when I picked Ane and G in Greenhills.

Today, I was able to sleep longer (as in waking up for lunch) and that gave me the headache. Hehe. Am now in the office and hoping to get some work done :) TTFN!

A new header, finally!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Look up, look up! Finally put-up a new header. The season finally bit me. It's not much but it's something I just whipped for about 20mins. And it's pink. Ugh. Who knows until when it will sit up there, haha. Credits are in my "About" box over there to the left.

Enjoy the rest of the day, peeps!

$10 richer...

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Again! Ain't I just lucky?!?!

This time, it's courtesy of Nits and Husband who celebrated their anniversary and they raffled off some moolah among those who greeted them. Very generous souls! Thank you!

Real jobs for real people

I just finished the tag below and realized that I haven't had a real job (one that pays, of course!) except that one with the telecom company and the one I have right now (which is not that demanding either, in some ways, huh). I gave up the corporate world after less than two years and I've been "this" since then. I once tried being a real estate agent (before graduating from college) and was able to close one deal thru the help of my mom and that was it. I realized I'm not really a salesperson and never will be. And since I just recently discovered that I like digital art, I'm trying to earn from it too, freelance, of course ;) I am honestly still finding "me". I'm probably taking too much time thinking about what I want but I'm happy that Hubby is very supportive all the way. I'm getting there, hopefully.

Four things

MJ tagged me, thanks girl!. Finally was able to sit down and think think think!

Four things about me that you may or may not know in particular order:

Four jobs I have had in my life and what country:
1. Customer Service Associate (of the company that makes things possible)
2. Businesswoman/Operations Manager
3. Rotary Club Officer
4. Wife

Four movies I would love to watch over and over again:
1. Serendipity
2. Independence Day
3. White Chicks
4. The Notebook

Four places I have lived (aside from where I grew up, Bulacan):
1. Manila
2. Mandaluyong
3. Quezon City concurrent with
4. Malabon

Four TV Shows that I watch:
1. Marimar!
2. 24 Oras
3. Ellen DeGeneres Show
4. Whatever Ane's watching, especially if he has the remote!

Four places I have been (favorite ones):
1. Boracay
2. Tagaytay
3. Singapore
4. Bay Area

People who e-mail me (regularly):
1. Elites
2. Sister and Brother in Law
3. Husband
4. Notifications from various memberships

Four of my favorite foods (at the moment, this is my list):
1. Max's Mocha Slice!
2. Goolai Salads (they change their menu every week)
3. Any pasta dish
4. Bananas

Four places I would rather be right now:
1. In bed (currently sick!)
2. San Jose with J
3. The Manor (still in bed) in Baguio
4. Singapore so I can hear my dear Huggabub tell me details about his ...

Four Things I am looking forward in 2008:
1. Weddings!
2. Going back to school (hopefully!)
3. Getting my own DSLR (fingers-crossed!)
4. Baby Number 1 (praying!)


I read a post by Amore and Aggie about their greatest fear as mothers, and their responses are truly heartwarming, even made me cry (and gave me the goosebumps!). Their kids are still young and still at that delicate stage of building the foundation of their personalities. Reading about their fears means they know their responsibilities as parents. With their current mindset (and learnings from the past), I'm sure their kids will grow up to be the best they could be. I hope these kids, in the future, will still see that "mothers know best" and will never have a problem that will break their mothers' hearts (i.e. rebellious attitudes, being less proud of their beliefs, and drug rehabilitation,among others). Kudos to you, ladies!

Shout-out: Avenue Q, The Repeat

Monday, December 03, 2007

As you all probably know now, Avenue Q will have a repeat performance this month (December 14-23)! I said I was gonna catch it again but with the Holidays coming up, I'm not really sure I can still fit it in. But given the chance, I would, really. It is a great play and the local actors are wonderful. Anyway, our Avenue Q experience in August was made special by Ms. Lorna Lopez (a.k.a. The Bachelor Girl) and her team. Atlantis Productions, the local Producer was more than happy to award Ms. Lorna and her team the honor of Spreading the Fuzz on it's opening night on December 14, 2007. I am posting the details (with the perks from Ms. Lorna's team) below. If you guys missed the August run, make sure you catch it this time. It's worth your money, time and effort. Promise! :)
Date: 14 Dec 2007 (Friday)
Time: 8pm
Venue: Carlos P. Auditorium of the RCBC Plaza that's located at the corner of Buendia (Gil Puyat) and Ayala Ave. in Makati City Philippines

Cast:Felix Rivera - Princeton / Rod
Rachel Alejandro - Kate Monster / Lucy the Slut
Joel Trinidad - Nicky / Trekkie Monster
Aiza Seguerra - Gary ColemanFrenchie Dy - Christmas Eve
Rycharde Everley - Brian
Teenee Chan - Mrs. Thistletwat and others

Ticket Prices: Balcony Php 500 Lodge Php 1,000 Orchestra Side Php 1,100 Orchestra Center Php 1,300

Where to Get Tickets:
Please call Ticketworld Head Office at (632) 891.9999
Or contact Lorna Lopez
through:(Globe) 0917.9256505
(Sun) 0922.3875729

Spread the Fuzz Activities for Opening Night:
Sampling by Sabrett Hotdog—New York's #1 Hotdog
Internet Access via MyDestiny Internet

Raffle Prizes:
GC from MyDestiny Internet
GC for a Ring from Singelringen
GC for a Workout from Elorde Boxing Gym
GC for Nail Art Printing from Max in Pink Salon

In the Spirit of Christmas...GIVE! :)

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Below is an article by Rory A. posted in our badminton community forum. I am sharing this with you in case you want to extend some help. At this point, I doubt that I can still pick-up donations in kind as the group will already visit the community again this coming Sunday. Cash donations are most welcome and I can receive it via Paypal or Bank transfer (Metrobank). Please email pamarawan [dot] donations [at] gmail [dot] com so I can give you Paypal or bank details. Janet and Daday Pascual are sisters and very close to Ane and I. Pictures at the end of the article are courtesy of Daday from their initial visit. The rest of the pictures are found HERE.


The beauty and drama in the photos below cannot hide the poverty of life in Pamarawan Village, Malolos, Bulacan. In this community, people thrive mainly from the bounty of the sea. Many of them depend on fisheries to live from day to day. Village folks start their day early with fish trade along the stretch of the river channel.

Life is not easy in this side of town. It is hard to make both ends meet. The village's geographical location makes it vulnerable to the slightest hit of a storm or whatever calamity. It takes 30-45 minutes of boat ride to get to Pamarawan from the fishport in Panasahan, Bulacan, and as such, it is also difficult and costly for most children to go to school. Most of these children opt to stay home.

Fr. Efren Gomez Basco, the parish priest in the area, is currently building a formation center to help in the education of the youth and aid in the holistic growth of the townspeople. The center is currently under construction (refer to pic below) and needs further funding for its speedy completion. This building will serve as an evacuation camp whenever there's flood or if it becomes unsafe for the people to stay in their homes.

On December 9, 2007 (Sunday), volunteers headed by Janette and Daday Pascual, will visit Pamarawan and they would gladly extend to the community whatever kind of help you can give. Monetary donations will go a long way. Old clothes and shoes will be much appreciated also. Thank you very much.


Thank you!!!!