10/31/2011

Ruby Tuesday#121 Red Mickey Mouse

I think, people wearing Halloween costumes is increasing every year. Not that I am against with it, it's just that it gets me wondering if people are actually missing the real sense of Halloween, the paying of respects to our dead.

Anyway, I saw this Red Mickey Mouse on the stands of Gonuts Donuts. They just opened a new branch in Abreeza Mall. I didn't try this one though but instead opted for their ube-flavored donuts. Yummy but too sweet for me.

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10/30/2011

Sunday Stealing#103


So we are asking you to join us starting Wednesday. We know it's a long way to Hump Day and Jennifer's next W.T.F. Meme on Wednesday. So if you like these questions, write a note to join us starting on this Wednesday! We have nothing to do with her meme, other than enjoying participating in it. So I was happy when she gave me her permission to promote the blog in search of players. Take the time to comment on other player's posts. It's a great way to make new friends! Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Sunday Stealing: The W.T.F. Meme

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. One of my favorite TV shows recently changed the actors who played two characters. Have you ever been bothered by a TV show or movie series changing actors who play a character you love?
I used to get bothered when I was younger but as I grow older, I learn that things really change for better or for worse.

2. A coworker recently shared a link to a blog listing the "five things you should know before dating a journalist." As a journalist, I can honestly say the writer was spot-on. What are some things people should know before spending time with you?
Hmm..that I like to be active and spending time together doing something is better for me most of the time than just staring at the world spinning around, that I don't like watching TV too much, and I still like Andre Agassi after all these years. 

3. What is something you often do without realizing that you're doing it?
Lately, I've been promising myself that I'd sleep early but I still end up sleeping very late.

4. Who has the capacity to make you angrier than anyone else in your life, and what in particular does he or she do to make you so angry?
Nowadays, my nieces. They are at the stage where they like to test any adult's patience to the max.

5. If a fairy waved a magic wand and gave you the house of your dreams, where would it be and what features would it have?
My dream house would be on a hilltop overlooking my city and/or a body of water. It should have very good security (CCTV, motion detectors and the works), a garden and it should be located where it is easily accessible to essential amenities.

6. What’s a belief that you hold with which many people disagree?
I believe that there's a limit in financially helping somebody especially relatives if they are not helping themselves. My mother and brother and some relatives don't believe in that.

7. I used to talk in my sleep. In fact, I could carry on a conversation with someone when I was fully asleep, and my mom used this fact when I was a teenager to find out if I did anything wrong and was hiding it from my parents. If you were talking your sleep tonight, what do you think you would say?

8. The fourth installment of the "Twilight" movie series ("Breaking Dawn Part I") will be released in theaters soon. Movie theaters started selling advance tickets for midnight showings months ago. Have you ever attended a midnight premiere showing of a movie?
Yes, years ago but I've forgotten the title of the movie. Although I'm looking forward to the latest installment of the Twilight movies, I'd rather go to the regular showing.

9. On Tuesday, tigers, lions and bears were let loose in Zanesville, Ohio, by their owner before he committed suicide, leading to a hunt in which 49 of the animals, including 18 endangered Bengal tigers, were killed. How would you react if you saw "Caution exotic animals. Stay in your vehicle" being displayed on a road sign?
Heck, follow the sign. I still believe that they should've tried drugging the animals than killing them.

10. If a company opened a theme park aimed at adults, what would you name one of the rides?
Stress shout-out ride.

11. Imagine you just moved onto Sesame Street. Which puppet would you want as your new roommate?
Big Bird.

12. Have you ever had a weird crush on a famous person that didn't make sense to you?
Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise. Both famous and married and I still have a crush on both of them. That's nonsense.

13. If you get ten minutes to interview any celebrity of your choice, who would you like it to be?

Lady Gaga or Barack Obama.

14. You've just won the complete DVD collection of all the movies starring one actor or actress. Which actor/actress would you pick?
Tom Cruise. He's had some really good movies.

15. Actor George Clooney recently told People Magazine that he doesn't use Twitter "because I will drink in the evening and I don't want anything that I could possibly write at midnight to actually end my career." What is something you've said through social media and then regretted it?
So far, I haven't regretted anything yet but George Clooney is wise with his decision.

16. VH1 has re-introduced its hit show "Pop-Up Video," which gives behind-the-scenes facts for popular music videos. What musician would you be most interested in learning behind-the-scenes facts about?

Too many but I'll mention the top three: Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Madonna.

17. If you stumbled across someone's personal written journal that was accidentally left in a public place, would you read any of the content?
I might browse a bit but not read them all.

18. What is the title of a self-help book that you'd never want to see on a store bookshelf?
There are too many self-help books out there that should've not been there. So, I can't of one that I would not want to see on a bookshelf because likely, it'll be there or on the internet.

19. Many media outlets have been asking this question a lot this week... Which Halloween costume do you think will be overdone this year?
The witch, the vampire and the skeleton.

20. Should a marriage license have a renewal date or expiration date, like a driver’s license?
This has been the subject of debate a few months back when a politician suggested the marriage license renewal. I personally agree on it.

10/29/2011

PhotoHunt#155 Broken

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I thought this cone-like chandelier was made of broken glasses. To satisfy my curiosity, I took closer shots and found out that the chandelier was actually made of feather-shaped glasses stuck together to shape like a cone. The chandelier was inside one of the function rooms of a well-known hotel in our city.

This is my entry for PhotoHunt. Go here for more.

10/28/2011

Early For Halloween Costume Party

A former officemate came in today wearing an all-black attire, high heel wedge and with a fully made-up face and dark shady eyes. She looked all set for a party and it was only late afternoon when she came in. What completed her attire was she was carrying a scythe. It was a plastic one but it actually completed her early Halloween costume.

She told us that her co-passengers in the jeepney she rode on our way to the office also made fun of her. She said that the driver said she looked scary enough even in broad daylight. Anyway, she brought along with the scythe her godson's Halloween costume. Apparently, the boy was afraid of scary Halloween costumes that her mother and godmother decided to buy him one so he can wear them for the Halloween party that night to enlighten him that those costumes are really unreal and made-up.

10/27/2011

Litratong Pinoy#158 Matamis (Sweet)

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Sigh..how enviable! The sweet smiles and the sticky stares. Instead of continuing to get envious, I chose to just look at them behind my Canon camera and just shoot their photos along with my photographer-companions.

Pilipino:
Hay!! kainggit! Ang matatamis na ngitian at malalagkit na titigan. Kaysa naman patuloy sa katitingin at mainggit sa kanila, tinitigan ko nalang sila sa likod ng aking Canon camera at sumabay nalang ako sa paglilitrato sa mga litratistang kasama ko.

10/26/2011

Tuesday Travels#15 Lamdag Dabaw: Davao City's Pasko Fiesta

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Davao City's Pasko Fiesta started just last year. It was a one week celebration and was held a few days before Christmas. One of its highlights is the Lamdag Dabaw or the Lights Festival. It was held in the evening and the one in the photo was one of the participants.

This is my entry for:

Steve Jobs Biography

I was browsing through some books at National Bookstore tonight. I wanted to buy some marketing books as well as Photoshop books or even magazines but what caught my attention was the books about Steve Jobs. The famous icon was known for his privacy but of course, that did not stop people from doing the Steve Jobs biography books, unauthorized or not. I wanted to browse through the authorized biography book by Walter Isaacson. Unfortunately, the said book is still not available. Perhaps, I could get a copy of it this coming Christmas. Paging...someone, anyone! This book is on my Christmas wishlist!

10/25/2011

Ruby Tuesday#120 Banaue Rice Terraces

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This is part of the Banaue Rice Terraces. One of Philippines' UNESCO Heritage site. I first visited the terraces more or less a decade ago. Last year, I went back. A lot of the terraces were left untended now and some had structures that should've not been there all in the name of tourism.

This is my entry for:

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10/24/2011

I Won A Giveaway!

And I thought I won't ever win any giveaways nowadays but here comes Sexy Nomad with her Reader's Digest and apparel giveaways. Lady luck sure knows when to make me smile. It's Monday and I am feeling like I've been been steamrolled for a week due to such busy workload. No thanks to some family issues too. So, thank you for making me smile, Sexy Nomad. It's good to find another book lover like you. I'll send you thru email my details. :D

10/23/2011

PLDT DSL Is Down

Since Friday this week until today, Sunday, PLDT DSL is inaccessible. I've called their technical service several times and they've been answering the same line "We are working on it." I won't fuss if it's not making a mess of my work schedule at home but dear me, they are making a real mess! Three days without internet?? Come on!

Thank goodness that I realized I had Smart Broadband tucked somewhere in my bedroom. I made an impromptu general cleaning and found my Smart broadband. It was a bit slow but it's a blessing that it's working while PLDT DSL is somewhere floating in another galaxy. Hopefully, it'll return to Earth soon.

10/20/2011

Litratong Pinoy#157 Mapait (Bitter)

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Bitter life was what this family was experiencing while they were waiting for alms at the pier.

Pilipino:
Mapait na buhay ang tinatamasa ng isang mag-anak na ito na naghihintay ng limos sa may pantalan.

10/19/2011

Social Security Increase

My heart flipped when I read the news title on Social Security Increase while surfing the net tonight. Thinking it was applicable to my mother’s social security monthly pension which comes every month after my father’s death, I thought I will be having some good news for her. Until, I read through that the Social Security Increase on the news is actually only applicable those in the United States.

According to the news, after 2 years without increase in benefits the Social Security cost of living allowance benefit shall be given to its beneficiaries but only those qualified citizens of United States of America. That’s no good news for my mother.

10/18/2011

CPA Board Exam 2011 Results

The CPA Board Exam 2011 results came out just past this weekend and I did not even know until now.  Congratulations to all those who passed.

My father used to say that he would've wanted me to become a CPA but it was never part of my plan. I made a deal with him back then. I'll do my graduate studies in lieu of passing the CPA board exam. Thankfully, I kept that promise long before he died. I still have something to do though that I should have done before he died but I need to keep working on it and stay focused considering I am quite busy nowadays.

In the meantime, I wonder if my mother can finally qualify to get exempted from getting the Real Estate Board Exam 2012. She has been a real estate salesperson for more than a decade now.

10/17/2011

Ruby Tuesday#119 Colorful Floor



These may look like the New York Times Square advertisements but no, they are not building facades nor they are walls. They are colorful tarpaulins and they are on the floors. I took my time walking on them as what other people did. This was taken during a trade exhibit early this year.


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10/16/2011

Sunday Stealing#102 The Questions Galore Meme Part 2

Today we ripped off a blogger named Jenni from the blog Juniper's Jungle. It's long, so we will do it in parts. She states that she found this meme Budgies blog. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Take the time to comment on other player's posts. It's a great way to make new friends! Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Sunday Stealing: The Questions Galore Meme, Part 2

Cheers to all of us thieves!

21. What was the last song you listened to that wasn’t sung in English?


22. One of our SS players generally leaves a critical comment on our memes. Which is fine. All's fair. Do you let meme authors know when you hate their memes?
No, I don't. What for?

23. What TV show would you like to be on?
So You Think You Can Dance or Dancing With the Stars

24. What was the last video game you played?
It has been years but am curious of Angry Birds which is quite popular nowadays.

25. Have you ever been in a musical? If yes, do tell.
Almost but never.

26. Do you follow your own style or everyone else’s?
Just about anything.

27. What’s the last store you bought from?
SM Davao Mall.

28. In retrospect, have you ever let a person use you a lot?
Nope.

29. What are you doing two days from now?
Probably, working.

30. Did you ever believe there were monsters in your closet?
When I was a kid, yes.

31. When you graduated high school, did you let random people sign your yearbook or just close friends?
Actually, I didn't let anybody sign mine.

32. Would you consider adopting a child that had a mental illness?
I don't think so. It'll be hard financially for me considering am already a breadwinner.

33. Does thinking about death scare you?
Sometimes, I do.

34. If you died, do you believe that you go to Heaven or Hell and where would your spirit go?
Am hoping for Heaven.

35. Who did you last write a snail mail letter to and why?
A client to answer his query.

36. Do you care what people say or think about you?
Generally, I don't.

37. Have you ever been threatened?
Yes, by a client who was annoyed that his house was about to get foreclosed.

38. Which side of your family do you get most of your qualities from?
More on mother side.

39. What was the last thing with alcohol that you drank?
Hm...can't recall.

40. Have you ever kept a relationship a secret?
Yes, I did. I wish it didn't have to be that way.

Twilight Run

Nope, I am not planning to run with Edward Cullen through the forest with my long hair trailing tantalizing behind me although it’s the thought is quite nice if it could happen for real. But actually a friend convinced me to do the Twilight Run on October 30, 2011, Sunday at 6pm. Assembly area is at the SM City Davao Parking Area.

Touted as the Davao City’s first Halloween party night run, it is a concept party fun run to gather groups, family and friends for a fun night with a Halloween party and fair, treat or treat, mall parade, live music performances and even with fire dancers.

Registration fee for the 5-kilometer run is P300, P500. For kids at 10 years old and below, a 500m Halloween Costume walk inclusive of loot bag, snacks, bib number, event passport and limited edition Twilight Run medallion.

Registration period is from September 29, 2011 to October 2011.

Registration Sites are:
Sports Depot, JP Laurel Ave., Davao City with telephone number 2213376.
Runclub, Plaza del Carmen, Loyola St., Bo. Obrero, Davao City with telephone number 2228786
SM City Davao, 2nd flr., Event Center, Ecoland, Davao City

For more inquiries call or text 09323897486/09177101313/09183434643

10/15/2011

PhotoHunt#154 Public

Traditionallyl, marrying in the Philippines is a public event. It means, it is always expected that the couple will invite every one from his and her parents and relatives, friends, officemates, groupmates, even acquaintances. This is why when couples plan to marry, their actual wedding expenses almost always overshoot the budget. Thankfully though, things are changing. Younger generation are more choosy on whom to invite, where to wed and where to hold their wedding reception. It's more practical.

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In this photo, kids were waiting to catch some coins and candies from the hanging basket as the newly-wed couple started to open it.

10/14/2011

No Holiday On November 2

Time flies really supersonic fast nowadays. My birthday’s just around the corner and nowadays, I keep forgetting my age and birthday more and more until somebody would like to make me feel down and remind me how old I am on this earth. Actually, they just wanted me to remind that they are waiting for their blow-out.

Anyway, it seems it was not too long ago that we made a beeline to the cemetery to visit our dead. Here it is now, just less than a month to go. No wonder, candles are fast disappearing from the store stalls and the flowers I usually buy cheap from the market are starting to get expensive.

November 2 being the actual All Soul’s Day is a Wednesday for this year. But because October 31 on Monday is sandwiched between the weekend and November 1 holiday, Malacanang declared November 2 as non-holiday. Well, it seems that plans for Undas are going to be adjusted. I would prefer to do visit my father and other relatives on the weekend to avoid the throng of visitors in the cemetery.

10/13/2011

Litratong Pinoy#157 Maasim (Sour)

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Each time we go to Ah-Fat Seafoods Plaza, Sweet n Sour Lapu-lapu is one of our constant orders. Truly delicious and it has this combination of sourness and sweetness.

Ah-Fat Seafoods Plaza is one of the more popular Chinese restaurant in our city. The food is quite good and the price is just right.

Pilipino:
Tuwing punta ng Ah-Fat Seafoods Plaza, hindi nawawala ang ulam na Sweet n Sour Lapu-lapu, sa mga inoorder. Ang sarap kasi at maasim-asim na manamis-namis pa!

Ang Ah-Fat Seafoods Plaza ay isa sa mga sikat na kainang Tsino sa aming lungsod. Masasarap ang pagkain at tama lang ang presyo.

10/11/2011

Tuesday Travels#14 Pahiyas Festival: Festival I Want To Go To

Like most Filipinos, I love festivals. We all know that Filipinos to celebrate. The fiestas are the colorful proof for our penchant for celebration. It's no wonder that almost every barangay celebrate their own fiestas.

My favorite festival is of course our city's very own Kadayawan Festival which is usually held every 3rd week of August. The festival started as a celebration by the indigenous people of Davao during the harvest season. It evolved into a celebration for the indigenous people. During this time, indigenous people converge in our city along with the locals and tourists to celebrate.

Here is a photo of one of the participants in the Kadayawan festival's Indak-indak sa Kadalanan (streetdancing) contest.

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For the Philippine festival that I really want to go to, it is the Pahiyas Festival in Quezon Province. Some facts about the Pahiyas festival are here..

(source: http://www.pahiyasfestival.com/home/about-the-pahiyas.html)
The San Isidro Pahiyas Festival held every May 15 has become one of the country's tourist attractions prompting the Department of Tourism to list down Lucban as a tourist town and a cultural heritage site. 

The most traditional and certainly the most attractive d├ęcor comes of course in the form of "KIPING" which are adorn and strung together to form all sorts of shapes, from chandelier called "ARANGYA" to huge flowers. Kiping is made from ground rice flour, shaped using "cabal" leaves or other leaf forms and colored in radiant red, fuschia, yellow, green and other bright shades. When kiping catches the light of the sun it turns into a veritable cascades of color. 
The celebration is a form of thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest and in honor of the patron saint of farmers, San Isidro de Labrador. A procession of the image of San Isidro is planned long before the festival and it is said that houses along the route of the procession passes will be especially favored and blessed in the coming year. It is from this belief that the lavish decoration of the home began.



10/10/2011

Ruby Tuesday#118 Colorful M&M's

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I saw these colorful M&M's in a canister atop a counter of an ice cream store in Abreeza Mall, Davao. The store was painted all-white and these colorful chocolate candies stand-out from the all-white space.

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10/09/2011

Weekend Blog Follower Caravan#25



This is actually my second time to do this caravan but it is the caravan's 25th. So.. anyway, here are the rules for those who might like to join.

GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT!
This week’s task are the following:
1. Make a blog post with our WBFC Badge to welcome all our participants. Make sure your blog post has links to this week’s sponsors: Techie She and GEORYL: Welcome to Our World.
2. Submit your blog post to our linky tool here. Not your homepage URL.
3. Visit other participating blogs and leave a comment at our fellow participants’ welcome post that you have followed them thru Google Friend Connect.
4. Again, follow all participants thru Google Friend Connect!!
5. Please a leave a comment here if you have done so.

Same rule applies. One blog per blogger per WBFC account. If you have three blogs, you need to triple the effort.

Sunday Stealing#101

Today we ripped off a blogger named Jenni from the blog Juniper's Jungle. It's long, so we will do it in parts. She states that she found this meme Budgies blog. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Take the time to comment on other player's posts. It's a great way to make new friends! Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!
Sunday Stealing: The Questions Galore Meme, Part 1
Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. Is there someone in your life you know you’d be better off without? Nowadays, definitely yes.

2. Do you get criticized because of your body? Sometimes but as long as I'm healthy, am good.

3. Did you kiss the last person you called? Oh no!

4. When was the last time you danced? Just last Thursday.

5. Do you keep in mind other people’s feelings? Yes, o f course.

6. If you have a hang nail, do you pull it or clip it? Should be pulled.

7. Who do you want to forget? Somebody.

8. Who was the last person to send you a letter? A client.

9. Who did you last tell to shut up? A niece.

10. What’s the last thing that you smelt that smelt bad? Burned rice.

11. What’s your favorite cereal? Those honey-flavored corn flake cereals.

12. How do you feel when people lead you on, but they don’t even like you? Annoyed and betrayed.

13. Could you live without sunlight? Oh no. I love sunny days.

14. What’s something you know is bad, but you want to do it anyway? A relationship.

15. What was the last thing you lied about? Hmm..I couldn't recall.

16. Do you regret anything you’ve done in the past week? Nope. Some lesson learned though.

17. What was the last movie you bought? Zookeeper. It was hilarious and a must-see for family.

18. What is a sport you would like to do? I'd like to play badminton again.

19. When was the last time you felt like crying? The other day.

20. Have you ever wanted to kill someone (not that you actually do it)? Yes.

10/08/2011

PhotoHunt#153 Waiting

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Photographers waiting patiently to make their shot as the instructor-main photographer was instructing the models how to pose. In case somebody is wondering why some of the photographers were laying down on the ground, well...one of the tips that the instructor-main photographer gave was try to different angles in shooting any kind of photos. Sometimes, a different angle could give a much better-looking photo. I agree!

This is my entry for PhotoHunt. Go here for more.

10/07/2011

The Best Vacation Villas Outside of the Philippines

The luxury vacation business can be a surprising place; many villas of excessive luxury can actually be made affordable by having many guests in them, allowing even normal people the opportunity to experience some of the most fantastic homes in the world. And while some luxury villas are much more like extremely nice homes, a few of them are true vacation spots unlike any other place in the world. Here are some of the very best vacation villas  outside the Philippines.
[View of Palmsola, a luxury villa in Punta Mita, Mexico]

Built for three or four families, or nine couples, Palmsola is a massive villa in Punta Mita, Mexico that could perhaps be described better as an ‘Estate’ than a ‘Home’. Twenty-five thousand square feet (approximately 2323 square meters) of space hosts eleven buildings constructed in a ‘village’ setting right along a beautiful beach. Each pavilion is air-conditioned, allowing individuals to customize the temperature inside to what is most comfortable for them, and the estate offers both indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities ranging from exercise equipment to board games to kayaks and a heated, infinity-edge swimming pool. A large rooftop dining area accommodates up to sixteen guests at once, allowing for comfortable outdoor dining, and the fully-equipped kitchen helps make preparation a simple task.

 
[View of Villa Mosaico, a luxury villa in Lake Como, Italy]

Considered to be one of the national monuments of Italy, Villa Mosaico was built in the 1700s by a nobleman granted use of the property by a papal family. The features contained within the villa are almost too numerous to list, but highlights include sleeping space for 33 guests (a great way to make this villa affordable), a fresco by famed neoclassical artist Andrea Appiani, two beautiful pianos, a children’s play area complete with wooden slide and swing set, and even a modern workout room complete. Showcasing some of the most classic design and luxury in all of Europe, Villa Mosaico is large and luxurious enough to hold as many as eight families all at the same time, and its impressive opulence is a testimony to the history of Europe itself.

10/06/2011

Litratong Pinoy#156 Delicious (Masarap)

Grilled fish and barbecued pork with a cup of rice downed with Coca-cola afterwards. This was our very delicious dinner during our last night in Boracay while on vacation with my mother last August.

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Pilipino:
Inihaw na isda at barbikyung baboy kasama ng isang tasang kanin at hinugasan ng Coca-cola pagkatapos. Ito ang napakamasarap naming hapunan noong huling gabi ng bakasyon namin ng nanay ko sa Boracay noong nakaraang buwan ng Agosto.

10/05/2011

Retirement Plans

Early this year, a friend asked me if I would like to attend a pre-retirement seminar for retirees. I turned down her offer considering I still have decades to wait for the mandatory retirement age but she said that the seminar was really good. Curiosity won me over so I asked for the seminar schedule to see if they had some things that could interest me. Sure enough, the entire schedule was a gold mine of really good information for retirees and non-retirees alike but it was too late for me to retract.

Some of their speakers were from government agencies like the Social Security System, Home Development Mutual Fund and the Government Service Insurance System. They were tasked to talk about the retirement packages that the retirees could avail of from the government. Other speakers were from the private sector for the investment options while on the other hand, they had two speakers for health, nutrition and wellness of life for people hitting the senior citizen age.

For my part, I was most interested in the investment and livelihood topics. Last year, our agency offered an early retirement package for those who have been with our agency for a number of years. After analyzing the total amount that the retirees received for their retirement pay, I realized that the amount they received could only last a year or two at most. This exposes the vulnerability of the retirees after a period of time.

This made me think of my future and the advice that my parents have been telling me all these years. They have been telling me to engage in a business that I like and not depend entirely on my office salary. In time, if my business will make good, it will help me in my old age. I totally agreed with them but the procrastinator in me kept delaying that plan. It was only when a friend sent me a gift of a necklace made of colorful beads that I was reminded that I need to start the ball rolling.

My friend is semi-retired now and is busy with her bead business. She started her love affair with the beads when she was just a young single mother trying to augment her income to feed her children. She started to like beads when she was in high school and started making accessories made of beads and semi-precious stones as a hobby. She gave away her output as gifts but not long after, friends and relatives started ordering for some pieces from her. She realized that her hobby can actually help her with her finances and started to produce more of her bead products. She attended a bead making class to enhance and improve her bead jewelry making skills and is now seriously thinking of hiring two people to help her with her business.

Her success encouraged me somehow to find a good business venture. I am still scouting and doing some research. I do hope I could come up with a good business venture to start up my retirement plans.

10/04/2011

No Other Woman

I excitedly waited for the movie, No Other Woman, for weeks. Not for the media hype that it has been getting prior to its showing date but because I really like Derek Ramsay. Dark and handsome, tehehehe! But when I saw the movie, I was surprised that it was really a good one. The movie theater ticket line was full when I got there. Not surprisingly because the movie was being starred by bankable stars, Derek Ramsay, Anne Curtis and Christine Reyes.

Anne Curtis fits the role to a T. Sexy, confident and liberated. Christine Reyes was a revelation as a martyr wife at first and a fierce one fighting for her husband and Derek Ramsay, was one lucky dude to be having such sexy scenes with two of the most beautiful and sexy actresses in Philippine cinema nowadays.

What amused me with No Other Woman was the dialogues between the two women fighting for one lucky guy, the character of Derek Ramsay. Such quotable quotes! For those who want to watch the movie, it's all worth it.

10/03/2011

Ruby Tuesday#117 Fire Backdrop

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The backdrop of this show looked like smoldering fire. We watched this show at the Universal Studios, Singapore early this year.

This is my entry for:

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10/02/2011

Comprehensive Real Estate Seminar

If you want to be a licensed real estate broker, attend the comprehensive real estate seminar to be held from September 24-December 3, 2011 (10 Saturdays, 120 hours) at Philippine Women's College, Matina, Davao City (8am to 8pm). The said seminar shall be conducted by: PAREB-Davao Board of Realtors Foundation, Inc. under the supervision of Professional Regulation Commission.

Registration fee: P12,000 on or before September 20
                         P13,000 on or before September 24
                         P15,000 installment (P5,000 downpayment on September 24 and balance until October 22)
Includes: lunch, snacks, handouts, kit and Certificate of Attendance

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10/01/2011

Sunday Stealing#100



Today we ripped off a blogger named Cheryl of the blog Mad Baggage. She states that she ripped it off as well, but doesn't say where. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Take the time to comment on other player's posts. It's a great way to make new friends! Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Sunday Stealing: The Lucky 33 Meme

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. Can you cook? Sure, home-cooked style only though.

2. What was your dream growing up? To travel the world and to become a doctor. I am trying to fulfill the first dream but the second one, I don't think I can fulfill the second one though in this lifetime.

3. What talent do you wish you had? Singing.

4. Favorite place? Home and Palawan.

5. Favorite vegetable. Cabbage.

6. What was the last book you read. A Mercy by Toni Morrison.

7. What zodiac sign are you? Libra.

8. Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? “ on My ears.

9. Worst Habit? Procrastination.

10. Do you personally know anybody on Blog? Yes, some friends.

11. What is your favorite sport? Boxing and Tennis.

12. Negative or Optimistic attitude? Mostly optimistic.

13. What would you do if you were stuck in an lift with someone of the opposite sex? Hmmm...pray and pray.

14. Worst thing to ever happen to you? Death of my father.

15. Tell me one weird fact about you: Hmm.can't think of one right now.

16. Do you have any pets? Yes, cats and a dog.

17. Do you know how to do the macarena? Oh yes, it was quite popular here years ago.

18. Is the sun shining where you are now? Oh yes, hallelujah!

19. Do you think clowns are cute or scary? Both.

20. If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be? I am thinking of losing one of the moles on my face.

21. Would you be my good angel or bad angel? I'll try to be a good one.tehehehe!

22. What color eyes do you have? Black.

23. Ever been married? No.

24. Bottle or Draft?  Bottle.

25. If you won £10,000 today, what would you do with it? Travel with my mother.

26. What kind of bubble gum do you prefer to chew? Cherry.

27. What's your favorite bar to hang at? It used to be the Calzada years ago but it has been years since I've been to a bar.

28. Do you believe in ghosts? Yes.

29. Favorite thing to do in your spare time? Blog, read and watch DVD's.

30. Do you swear a lot? Nope.

31. Biggest pet peeve? Liars, smokers.

32. In one word, how would you describe yourself? Hardworker.

33. In two words, how would you describe yourself? Lifelong learner.