Monday, May 31, 2010

Bridal Registry

A bridal registry is a service provided by a website or retail stores to assist engaged couples in the communication of gift preferences to wedding guests. Engaged couples will list down selected items they want to receive as gifts from their guests particularly the principal sponsors and files the list to the chosen store where the desired gifts are availbale or can be bought. The couple will then inform their invited guests about the bridal registry and the chosen store. The list is then made available to the invited guests by the store. The informed invited guests may then go to the bridal registry department of the store and ask for the list for them to choose which of the listed items they wish to buy. The gift registry is updated accordingly upon the purchase of the listed item to prevent gift duplication. Bridal gift registry would be of great help both for the engaged couple and the invited guests for it helps save time for both the the giver and the recipient

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Caving Adventure

This is one of the memorable moments in my life wherein my co-teachers invited me to go caving in Initao. I was really curious about it since it's my first time in caving adventure. A lot of fears came into my mind and I just told my self that i can do it. Although there were a lot of negative feedbacks but I took it as i challenge to my self. The picture on the upper right side was taken on my way going down to the cave. It was a little bit difficult because it s too dark. I was trying my best to go down so that i could see it's beauty and what's inside the cave. Going down the cave really needs a lot of effort and of course the help of a flash light which my friend was holding while i was going down to brighten the path where I was going to. Aside from this, you need also to crawl so you can go to to the other side of the cave. There was a little danger that you might get hurt when a portion of your body will be hit by the wall of the cave since the way going through it s very narrow. That's what excites me because there are a lot of things you need to do in an extra ordinary way. Thank God for this experience. It really builds the stamina and there should be no chance to be weak in order for you to exit in this cave because it takes a lot of strength and there is this feeling of fulfillment and you can really say "WOW! this is it"! Going up to the exit also needs a lot of effort since you need to climb through the stone wall and pass through a very narrow way going outside the cave. It feels great that i was able to achieve it by trying the best that I can. The best part of this adventure is the experience of caving adventure.

Friday, May 28, 2010


JUBUSAR - I don't know if it's a gay lingo or not. But as far as I remember, my berkz (barkada/peer group) in college says that it means "abusar" or abuse in english. There are lot of ways a person can be abused. It could be physically, verbally, emotionally, etc. Anybody can abuse somebody. Employers can abuse their employees. One way of that is having them work their asses off everyday for more than the usual 8 hours that they had to and even doing work beyond their duties and job description without being paid on time. Imagine the effort of waking up very early everyday and spending your own money for fare and food just to be able to report to work. Yes! They'll have you get paid amounting to the number of hours you have rendered but they cannot pay the pain of waiting and the stressful days and nights of thinking where to get the budget to be able to survive the next days to come. Have they not thought about it or they just don't care? As what my friends say, jubusar na na! as in JUBUSAR - abusar! :)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Baungon is the Place

This is the place of my cousin named Erva Pahunang. It's a nice place to visit but the only problem is the road because it's rough and too dusty since it is still under construction. The beauty of this place was really great since their house is located on the hillside and you can see the mountains and a lot of trees on the other side .  My fiancee and I decided to go swimming on the flowing water near their house. It was very clean and the coldness of the water was so refreshing. We also had the chance to eat native chicken and of course Tilapia, fresh from their pond. She also gave us apple mango. We did not stay too long but we really cherished the moment we had with my cousin's family. To Momi Ervs Salamat "Thank You So Much" we love you. :)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Extreme Adventure

Extreme Adventure - a popular term for certain activities perceived as having a high level of inherent danger. Some of these activities are wild river rafting, bungee jumping, zipline, etc. These type of activities require concentration and alertness. I love extreme sports eventhough I only have tried a few. My first extreme adventure was the wild river rafting. We took the advance wild river rafting which passes through 21 rapids. I was excited and nervous on that day. During the first rapids, our raft turned upside down. We all went under water. Thanks God we were able to go back to our raft safely. Because of that, we became alert and very attentive to the instructions of our guides. We survived the 21 rapids with mixed feelings of fun and excitement. After a week, I went again for another wild river rafting with my cousins. I was so confident at this time. We only took the basic rafting since my cousins were not that ready to pass through 21 rapids. Still, it was really a great experience. The latest extreme adventures I had was in Danao Extreme Adventure Park in Bohol. I had the chance to experience the skyride and suislide (zipline). The skyride was not that extreme compared to the suislide. The suislide ride was really a breath-taking experience. I really enjoyed the experience of going to the other hill and back with the use of cables as if we were flying like birds. I still want to experience the suislide again and again. Next time I'll be in Bohol, I will never miss the experience of extreme sports in Danao. By the plants (bungee jumping), wait for me. I'm coming, soon.. :)

Monday, May 24, 2010


It was May 23,2010 that i decided to take another step in our relationship.Facing the parents of my fiancee and her relatives and formally put things into proper perspective which is the "WEDDING". This is what we called pamalayi or pamanhikan. I am so blessed for the support of my family who really shared their time, efforts and love. Even to our papas - Ptr John and te Grace for all out support and prayer. I become who i am today because of these people who help me a lot in my daily walks in life. It was really great that both parties met and had a fellowship together. We also announced the preparations we had for the wedding, the wedding date and venue, and the people who will take part in the celebration.
The blueprints of the wedding plans are drawn or made known during this occasion. The pamanhikan is often hosted by the bride's family as the groom and his folks visit them to formally ask their daughter’s hand in marriage and discuss plans for the upcoming wedding over dinner. This can be an uneasy situation if it's the first time for both parties to meet. The soon-to-weds may feel a little awkward (nervous even) seeing and listening to their parents consult each other on matters like their wedding budget, guest list and the like.I just pray that all things work together for good for those who love God.

Friday, May 21, 2010

2nd Anniversary

May 19,2010 is our second year in our relationship. A time to reminisce the moments for what has been achieved. There are a lot of problem that were hurdled and thank God with His wisdom and strength we overcome it and by that we become victorious . I am so blessed to have a partner in life to be in the person of Chrisanne Abaa, she is really great to be with and a loving person, she is also a God fearing person.
I am thankful celebrating with her eventhough i was not feeling well at that time because i was having a sinusitis but its not about what i felt at that time but what matters most is the time we have shared together. To my palangga i love you so much and thank God for giving you to me.Happy Second Anniversary!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

SUNGKA is the name of the Game

It is a traditional Filipino game where it needs technique and strategies to win the game. It seems simple but it needs your mind to work on what moves you are going to make. It was May 16, 2010  when Rj and Ray played the game well. It was quite good and fun. I played this game 3 years ago. I find it good and a little bit relaxed but it needs your mind to think well. This game is also called "Bantumi". Filipinos love this game because of the substance in it. They use either shell or marble. To be more specific regarding the description and rules of the games this is the site where it helps you a lot just search the Sungka and it will give you the details about the game. Try and you will enjoy the game.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Awesome Bohol

Bohol is an island province located in the Central Visayas Region. The province is a popular tourist destination with its beautiful beaches and resorts, the chocolate hills, the Loboc river, tarsiers, and many others. I really longed to visit Bohol since I was still in grade school. This dream came into realization last year when my elder cousin accompanied me to her trip in Bohol. I was really amazed when I looked at the chocolate Hills. We were able to visit other beautiful places such as Loboc river, Panglao Beach, the man-made forest, Hinagdanan cave, the sipatan bridge, the tarsiers, the python, and many others. I told myself, I will be going back to this place. My wish was granted last March when a sister of my mother sponsored a family trip to Bohol. I was really happy. We were able to visit other wonderful places we have not visited during my first trip. We went to Sagbayan Peak and had an extreme adventure at the Danao Extreme Adventure park. We had a skyride (cable car) and suislide (zipline) for the first time. I was really happy and we really had a great trip. Thanks to our sponsor. I wish someday, when I go back to Bohol, I can bring along with me my PJ. :)

Today is another Day

Every day is a blessing from our God. As i move on to my life and do my daily task i see to it that all things work together for good for the love of God. I cherish that as my life keep on extending i know that i still have a purpose to accomplish. Problems arises but i will be positive on this matter because it help me to be a victorious person. I will face this with courage because i have a bigger God.
I am so blessed with this lyrics of this song that say, God is to wise to be mistaken, God is to good to be unkind and when you don't understand and you can't see His plan and if you can't trace His hands, Trust His heart. Today is another day.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Nanay..Mom...Mama...Mamita... Mother

Mother - One of the best people in the whole wide world. A man’s loving partner, best friend, confidante, the family’s treasurer, comforter, source of emotional strength - rolled into one. A mother can do everything and anything just to protect the welfare of the children and the whole family. Our father’s loving partner in giving us the best. To be a mother is not an easy role. Bearing and protecting a child inside the womb for nine months, taking care of the child from pregnancy, during birth, until the child grows. We should be grateful and thankful to God for giving us our mother. Let’s not wait for any special occasion for us to say how much we are grateful to her.
Many people are not that vocal in saying “thank you” and “I love you” to their mother as well as to their father. We should learn how to express our love and gratitude to our mother in words, not just in words, but as well as in our actions. We just don’t’ know how much joy these simple things can bring to them. Let’s not take for granted our mothers. They may have scolded/reprimanded us many times, they might have hurt us emotionally and physically, our thoughts may not be the same as their thoughts, we may have experienced clashing of ideas and preferences, they might have not given us all the material things that we want, but it doesn’t mean that they don’t love us.
We should also evaluate ourselves why those things have happened because a mother cannot afford to hurt her child intentionally and without any reason. Our mother loved and cared for us and all they wanted is our best. We should not forget that they have given the best proof of their love for us: that is bearing and putting their life at risk just for us to be borne. For those whose mother is still here, express how grateful and how much you love her while you still can and while your mother can still appreciate the joy you will give to her. Belated Happy Mothers’ Day to all moms and thank God for the blessing of giving you to your husband and to your children.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

2010 AUTOMATED ELECTION: Effective or not?

A lot of speculations arose before the coming of the 2010 automated election. Since it is the first time for the Filipino people to vote using automated machines, some were hesitant, a lot were excited, and most people were intrigued. Will the cheating be ended? Will the machines work? Will the voting be consuming a little time? Or will it be the same as the previous elections we had in the past years? People became worried that there will still be cheating because people are aware that the machine will be using CF cards to store the data of the election results. They believed that there is a tendency that the CF cards already contain data or that the data can be hacked by experts. Few days before the election, some problems arose especially during the testing of the PCOS machines. Some PCOS machines have problems. Voters are also worried since the nation is experiencing power interruptions, there might be a worse scenario of a power block out during the election.
Election Day came. As early as 6 in the morning, many voters were excited to come to their voting precinct to vote. They expected that the flow of the voting will not take too long. They were so excited to vote for their bets. It took too long for us just to look for our voting precincts since there is a clustering of more than two precincts. We have to look for our names on the list of voters posted on the wall outside each clustered precinct room. The list of voters name is not that visible especially to those who don’t have a perfect 20-20 vision and to those who are senior citizens. The font sizes of the text are too small and the printing is not that clear. After we have found and know our precincts, we have to wait again to be accommodated. We have to wait for our time to be accommodated in the verification of voters. Election officials assigned in the verification have to look for our names in the file of documents, make some comparisons of those stuffs that need to be compared, voters have to sign and after signing, wait again to be able to get inside the precinct and vote. Priority numbers were issued but to my observation, it didn’t help the situation. Some election personnel were not using their common sense in accommodating the voters who already have priority numbers. The have to wait for all the voters inside to finish voting before they call for another batch. Why didn’t they call another voter to occupy the place of the one who already have voted? Why wait for the room to be emptied before they call for another batch of voters? Imagine? For over an hour, they only have accommodated less than 30 voters. Some voters were irritated and have decided to go home. There were many negative feedbacks about the election. Some say that the manual election is better than the automated one. Some PCOS machine won’t work. Ballots were not accepted by the machine. Circles to be shaded in the ballot are too small. People expected that it would be a little bigger just like the ones in the sample ballot. With that, it would be easier for the voters especially the senior citizens to do the shading. The COMELEC should have also posted ahead of time, maybe at least two or three days before the election day, the list of voters assigned in each clustered precinct for them to go directly to the their assigned room and not spend too much time looking for their names. We can still consider these things since it’s our first time to have an automated election. Since we already practice automation, everything should be high-tech. Why still look for the names of the voters in their bulky hard copies if we can have it thru computers. A personal computer, a scanner or a biometric machine and a signature pad are all we need to make things easier. Come to think about it. Maybe if you have the common sense, you know what I am trying to convey.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Election 2010

Election is one of the highlights in our country this year. This is the moment wherein we exercise our freedom to express our rights, to be aware of what is happening in our country and to be part of the change that our Mother Nation is longing for. All of the things that are happening while we are still preparing for May 10- the Election Day where very alarming. The different issues with regards to the use of 1st time 100% nationwide automated election in our country; how the people behind with this said event handles all of the of the issues so to assure the people in the Philippines that we are going to experience this CHANGE and still the same problem that we encounter on every election day
This are some of the problems that we always face during election, and yesterday sad to say was still the same, although the method was different, we can already have the result for a short time but still the people who where out there still are facing this problems.I for myself experienced it, the process was chaotic and messy i was thinking that we where in a market place at that time, fortunately we where lucky because the PCOS machine in our precinct didn't experience any problem yesterday. Not like the other precinct it was already 3pm but still they where in the #60 of their priority number because of the machine was not working properly.It was not good, for first time but still we have to be vigilant, open-minded and be ready for further changes that we are going to experience in the future.Hope that all of the happenings this election will be a stepping stone for the next event and Hope that in the coming future we will taste the true and sincere CHANGE for the betterment or our nation.

PCOS Machine

The Philippines before are using the manual system for counting a ballots in the election. It takes time for them to count every result in the precinct and after that it will be consolidated again in the national. For them to give the result correctly it takes month or weeks to declare who won for the election. As the Philippines is adopting the automated system this year, it took the challenge for the counting to be easier and faster. Precinct Count Optical Scan (PICOS) machines will help the Commission on Elections (Comelec) that their job would be effortless in terms of counting since the machine will do it automatically as soon as you are done inserting the paper.
There are a lot of issues since this is the first time that the Philippines shift to automation. It is also an assessment if it will be effective in giving the result of the election. But the question is, does it really help? The answer is YES. We just need to accept that nothing is too perfect, it is only by giving a chance or a room for improvement that we need to consider. It is through suggestion and proper planning that will work it out.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

I Kissed COKE Addiction Goodbye

I used to be a coke addict. I really love its taste just like everybody does. I love its thirst quenching effect. I always crave for coke especially if I eat meat and junk foods. But I have to discipline myself. I have to stop this addiction. The more I tried to stop, the more my system craves for more. When I was diagnosed of hypertension, the doctor told me that I have to stop drinking coke. I obeyed his advice. I was able to control my cravings and I had successfully said no to coke for two months. Imagine not tasting your favorite drink for 2 months straight. Sad to say but it only lasted for 2 months. I went back to being a coke addict and this time even worse. I remembered drinking more than 1 liter of coke in just a day; and even drinking without eating my meal. Because of that, I suffered pain evrytime I urinate. A cousin of mine told me it's because of UTI caused by drinking too much coke and eating too much salty foods. I told myself, I really have to stop my addiction. And now, it's been more than 2 months since the last time I tasted my favorite COKE. I feel as if I already have forgotten its taste. I'm not against COKE or any other softdrinks. I'm not saying that I won't drink it anymore. Maybe I'll be tasting it again during special occasions. What I'm trying to convey is that we just have to discipline ourselves. Just like in the commercial ads for liquors, we just have to DRINK MODERATELY. :)

Saturday, May 8, 2010


I am getting married a few months from now. I am so thankful to God for giving me a man who really loves me for who and what I am and whom I love. When I was young, I already have set standards in choosing a lifetime partner but my fiancĂ©e is a bit different from my dreamed ideal man. Even though he doesn’t meet all the criteria that I am looking for in a man, all I know is that He is the man God has prepared for me.  I really thank God for giving me a partner who loves God more than me and a person who puts God first above everything. He is a big help in nurturing my spiritual life and I really learn a lot from him. I know that there are a lot of trials that lies ahead but we both believed that everything will turn out right because God is in the center of our relationship.

Friday, May 7, 2010

You're Special

We started last night the topic You are Special at the light house located at Barra-Opol, I was the one sharing about it. I was reminded that the life that was given to us has a purpose and God's plan out everything for us to enjoy what we have right now. One of the illustration is the watch, if you are going to look at it outwardly you may appreciate the design but the internal structure of it has a lot of planning specially that each part should be synchronized and compatible for it to work well. The same with a house, first it needs to have a good structure before you are going to put the roof. In some how it is the same with our life. I myself should say that i am a masterpiece of God, He really molded my life and take care of it, even when i was still young and even in my mothers womb, He allowed me to live and that is to give Him glory. I can say that whoever you are and whatever you are, God created you and you are special to Him. I am a workmanship of God and I am special.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Vacation in Singapore

It was last year May 26,2009 that this place really gives a remarkable memory to my life. It was really great to venture to some country wherein you will be amazed of the beauty and the culture of the people. I was so impressed also of the discipline that the government has implemented to this country. It is a small country but in terms of their economy it shows that the progress is really great. People are busy in terms of their work, there are a lot of buildings and they give beauty at night.
I am still planning to go back into that place and hopefully staying for good.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Life begins at 42

Our youth pastor at the Blessed Hope Christian Community Church International
Celebrated his birthday last May 2,2010. It was really amazing to see the servant of God soaring up high in his age with a lot of people that were blessed especially the youth of this generation. His life was really an inspiration, I myself could attest to it. Even in hard times or in difficult times in dealing the youth in the church, he dealt with us with patience and gentle talk in a way that leads us to be a better person . We call him papas, aside from being partner in God's agenda, he is also a friend that you can talk with and pray with in times of problems. I also call him the kind man, the powerful man and the almighty John. He is doing everything that he could to serve God and even an inspiring speaker who touch the lives of his listener. It is our prayer that God will still continue to extend his life to touch more souls and see that God is real.
The musician and the composer, wherein a lot of believers were inspired by His songs. True Love waits is one of the well known song and the True Love Wait event that we celebrate every hearts day, Feb 14. He is also a great husband to his wife and a great to his 2 kids. For this we salute you papas, you are the Great John!

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Happy Feet

I'm not talking about the movie "Happy Feet" but I'm talking about my own feet. I just don't know what's special with it especially with my toes. Every time I look down at my toes, I could easily grab my phone and immediately take a picture of it especially if they are newly cleaned and polished with new colors. I love painting my toe fingers with different colors even to the extent of having them painted individually with different colors. I love seeing them painted with different colors and designs. Most people appreciate my toenails especially my friends. They even love looking at my "cinderella feet". They envy every time they see them because of its structure, it's cute size, and its colorful polish.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Jetjet Prayed

It was his first time to pray at the pulpit. Interesting because you can see in his eyes the willingness to do it but you can see it also that he's so nervous . The good thing with him is that he is a thinker. He was assigned to pray for the tithes and offering. Jetjet is a new member to the Band of Brothers. He just level up last April 2010. From the Lambs of God Department , to the BOB which is compose of single men from secondary, tertiary, and young professionals.
Jason Udang or Jetjet was cordially welcomed in the group. There is a potential on this young man in terms of leadership which can be enhanced through training and engaging in leadership training and exposure. He is brave enough to face whatever responsibilities that is assigned to him with the supervision of the leaders of the BOB. I am thankful and blessed that every young man who joined the BOB has eagerness and willingness to take the challenge as long as they know whom they are serving - GOD for it is a Christ centered group.

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