Sunday, December 27, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Atty. Jade Jamora is one of those persons I admire most. She is young, efficient and very talented. An achiever during her school years and a stunner as a young and principled lawyer. A dutiful daughter to her parents and a loving sister to her siblings.
Now that she is about to leave us to serve as Clerk of Court of the Regional Trial Court in Gensan, I have this profound wish for her:
will realize sooner than we did
how lucky they are for having Atty Jade in their midst!
Thank you, Atty Jade! Goodbye and goodluck, to one of the nicest young ladies I've known!
nota bene: pics above grabbed from Atty. Jade's site
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Spotted during the people's champ grand birthday barty were political bigwigs like Sen. Manny Villar ( the pacman referred to him as the upcoming President of the Phils.), Gov. Bongbong Marcos, Gov. Chavit Singson, DOH Sec. Duque and many others. Manny's friends from showbiz ( Cesar Montano, Philip Salvador, Bayani Agbayani, Lito Camo, Onyok Velasco, et. al.) were on hand also to provide entertainment for his visitors. Seen busy table hopping was super Pacmom Dionesia wearing her much publicized purple gown. Gensan and Sarangani biggies were in attendance too.
Other highlights during the celebration:
- The celebration started with a Holy Mass;
- Food served by five caterers overflowed but many still went home with stomachs half empty, half full;
- Drinks overflowed courtesy of Ginebra and San Miguel
- Jinky sang a song for her beloved hubby;
- Pacman kids together with their cousins performed a dance number;
- Mom D dedicated a ballroom dance to her son;
- A brand new car, laptop, E63 nokia phone, digicam and whole lot more items and gadgets were raffled off. A Pastor went home with the the biggest prize; and
- Centerpoint band, Jay Cayuca, Lito Camo and a bevy of national and local stars provided entertainment for the evening.
To sum up, the stars, almost stars, no stars and stars no more came out to greet and celebrate the D day of the champ!
(Tnx to Sir Ormz and Sheng for capturing these moments on cam)
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
It's a big honor also on my part to be receiving gifts from the following thoughtful and dear friends, to wit: Mesdames Cecil, Wanchin, Doris, Tess, Joan, Emmie, Esang, Ellaine, Beth, Olive, Nedy, Annalou, Presy, Sally, Celine, Floreza, Mila, Lucia, Mercy, Letty, Beng, Evelyn, Norlyn, Florence and Sirs Remie, Paul, Dondon, Robert, Herman, Brian
Thursday, December 10, 2009
- Don't compare your life to others.
- Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
- Don't over do. Keep your limits.
- Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
- Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
- Dream more while you are awake
- Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
- Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past that will ruin your present happiness.
- Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
- Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
- No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
- Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
- Smile and laugh more.
- You don't have to win all arguments, agree or disagree...
- Call your family often.
- Each day give something good to others.
- Forgive everyone for everything..
- Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
- Try to make at least three people smile each day.
- What other people think of you is none of your business.
- Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. So stay in touch.
Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
GOD heals everything.
However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
The best is yet to come.
When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy!Merry Christmas, everyone!
from: Arnel, Jinky and the kidz
Monday, November 30, 2009
The famous Bariles of Gensan News Online Mag has come up with two super exciting blog contest at the same time! The author is joining both contest for the benefit of her husband and teen-age daughters :-)
PaperView Office and School Supplies which is owned and managed by Mr. Clement Asencio.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
For the record, Mr. Wee is again involving the bloggers in this endeavor of the Dreamwork Ventures by sponsoring tickets for the concert with free gift certificates from his high end resto. He is again teaming up with his buddy, the famous Bariles of Gensan Online News Mag for this " 5 Reasons why you should watch " The Next One Concert" Blog Contest".
So, for my take, hereunder are the reasons why, just like the others, I am very much interested to be there:
- I love Sarah's immaculate image and I consider her as one artist worth emulating by our young people;
- I admire Sarah's versatility as a performer and I know she'll make all the generals swing and sing with her on December 11;
- I have high regards for her musical director , Mr. Louie Ocampo as well as for her other co-performers, namely; Jay-R, Mark Bautista, Simon Wood, Jimmy Marquez and Billy Joe Crawford; and
- I can't bear the thought of my fellow bloggers enjoying the concert to the hilt and am not with them! :-) ( I really, really love these people and oftentimes we're gathered together because of Mr. Wee's generosity)
Expect for another topnotch performance from our Popstar Princess!
So what are you waiting for, grab your concert tickets now!
to buy your tickets, you may contact telephone #s
(083) 554-5430, 301-5555, 0917-3639191, 0932-3433794
contact the author of this blog
(yeah, I am selling tickets for this concert hopefully to earn extra ticket for myself
and also because I believe that this concert is worth watching for!)
By the way, this concert is made possible in cooperation with Cebuana Lhullier, Jollibee, Sony Ericsson, Belo Essentials, Magnolia Fruit Drink, Skechers, Sunsilk, Vaseline, Ladies Choice, Careline and Charmee
Local Government of GenSan, Grab A Crab Restaurant, Coffee Club 101, East Asia Royale Hotel, Giacomino’s, Gregoria Printing Press, New York Fries and Dips, Gaisano, Miso Hardware, Skycable and High Frequency Productions.
Monday, November 23, 2009
hopes. . .
dreams. . .
lives. . .
. . . were instantly lost!
grief. . .
anger. . .
frustration. . .
. . . now reigns!
prayers. . .
love. . .
support. . .
. . . from us for the loved ones of those who perished!
let's continue on. . .
. . . moving on while remembering the tragic November day
. . . wherein dreams and hopes of these young people
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Thank you, Baby, may you'll be truly enriched with all the lessons taught and learned in life!
Monday, November 16, 2009
Some were worth watching and some were not too. Hope you'll find this entertaining.
Complete list of passers may be accessed here.
or please click on the links below:
Elementary Level - Page 1
Elementary Level - Page 2
Elementary Level - Page 3
Secondary Level - Page 1
Secondary Level - Page 2
Secondary Level - Page 3
Top Ten - Elementary Level
Top Ten - Secondary Level
Again, congratulations, teachers!
Friday, November 13, 2009
Just like my kids, I am fond of cookies. A day for me is not complete without a bite of this sweet, little thing.
The best cookies in town for me come from Mix N Magic Pastry Shop, Goldenstate Bakeshop(their bakers are from the former Golden Peter Pan) and Cookie Factory.
Friday, November 6, 2009
(photo grabbed from www.scipsi.com)
Aside from all these good qualities this one of a kind man have, there is still this one trait of him that made me say - he's simply amazing! The guy can cook and prepare food that could easily satisfy one's palate. In other words, he's also a gourmet! In fact, I am one of those privileged few who were given the chance to partake of his mouth watering Black Sambo. A very tempting and sinful dessert made out of a mixture of gelatine, cream, milk and chocolate. It was very delectable and could make you crave for more. I couldn't wait to have a taste of Sir Bob's other gastronomic offering!
(please bear with my cam, it was not set properly during the pic taking)
Thursday, November 5, 2009
At the Gensan Airport, it is likely that one will have the chance to laugh and pose with celebrities and almost celebrities!
Romy and I had the chance of a lifetime when we spotted John Lapuz as he waits for his fetchers to bring him to KCC Mall. We took the opportunity of having our pictures taken with this bubbly comedian. Kudos to John for being so accommodating! I love him for this.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
To compensate for the lost time, my hubby and I treated the kids to an all-out weekday cum halloween escapade last Monday. We started the day by visiting the graves of our dear departed at the Forest Lake. We brought flowers we sourced out from local suppliers and which were personally arranged by our teen age daughters. We also brought along with us some food while thinking of having some sort of a picnic in the cemetery. Much to our dismay, the place was not ideal for outing because trash of all kinds left by the revellers the night before were scattered all over the place. Not wanting to disappoint the kids we instead brought them to our resort to refresh ourselves from the heat and eye sore we got from the cemetery.
Truly, the day turned out into a refreshing one because the kids enjoyed the dip in the cool waters of Olaer Swimming Resort and much more, they enjoyed the company of their other cousins. As a bonus, a boat captain friend treated them to a bucket of Jollibee chickenjoy.
Our late halloween escapade turned out into a very long day because after the swimming session, we then head out for the mall to do a little shopping. The kids enjoyed the short mall tour as they marvelled over the displayed halloween costumes. The father and I assured them that come next halloween, we'll make sure that they will all have their costumes and we're going to attend all the halloween costume parties in town.
We capped our day with a dinner of pizza and pasta courtesy of Tito Ahmad at Giacominos in Robinsons. Truly it was one exhilirating belated halloween escapade for all of us which left the kids with sun burn and smile on their faces!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
I just want to share this piece of good news with all of you. My beloved blog "Small Steps" will be having a total makeover soon! The author is damn excited of this new development in her blogging career.
Professional SEO is doing the makeover of my blog. This is courtesy of a heaven sent friend. I have long been wanting to have my blog redesigned for my friends to appreciate more. You are all important to me and it has been my desire to present you a blog with a better design.
Professional SEO specializes on optimizing anything that has got to do with the web. They are experts on web icons, flyer templates, educational templates, blog templates and a whole lot more web services.
My effort on continually exploring ways and means to improve my blog is just starting to heat up. May all of you continue on journeying with me as I look and find my way around this wonderful world of blogging.
This is for all of you, folks!
Friday, October 30, 2009
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) today said that the Malacañang Palace has declared November 27 and 28, 2009 (Eid'l Adha) as regional holidays in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) by virtue of Proclamation No. 1808-A.
Labor and Employment Secretary Marianito D. Roque thus clarified that November 27 and 28, 2009 are not to be observed as holidays throughout the country.
Roque said that the new issuance effectively amended the earlier Proclamation No. 1808, issued earlier on April 21, 2009, which had declared November 28 and 29 this year as national holidays.
He advised the country's employers that as a result of Proclamation No. 1808-A, the pay rules for regular holidays will not apply during the said dates except in ARMM.
The Labor and Employment Chief said that consequently, there will only be three holidays nationwide this November by virtue of the earlier Presidential Proclamation No. 1699 issued on December 24, 2008.
He said these are the All Saints Day to be observed as special non-working day on November 1, the additional special non-working day on November 2 declared by the President for the purpose strengthening family relationship among the Filipinos on All Saints Day, and the regular holiday in celebration of Bonifacio Day on November 30, 2009.
Roque reiterated to employers in the country's private sector the pay rules that must be observed during the said nationwide holidays, as follows:
1) For the special non-working days on November 1 (All Saints Day) and 2, 2009:
a) If worked, an employee is entitled to 130% of his [or her] daily rate for the first 8 hours, and to an additional 30% of his or her hourly rate on the said day for work performed in excess of 8 hours;
b) If unworked, he or she is not entitled to any payment, unless there is a favorable company policy, practice or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) granting payment for special days even if not worked;
c) If worked and falling on the employee's rest day, the employee is entitled for the first 8 hours to 150% of his or her regular daily rate, and for work performed in excess of 8 hours, plus 30% of his or her hourly rate on the said day.
2) For the regular holiday on November 30, 2009 (Bonifacio Day):
a) If the holiday falls on an employee's regular workday:
- If worked, [the employee] is entitled to 200% of his [or her] basic wage for the first eight (8) hours and, for work in excess of the 8 hours, to an additional 30% of his or her hourly rate on the said day;
- If unworked, the employee is entitled to 100% of his or her regular daily rate, provided he or she was present or was on leave with pay on the workday immediately preceding the holiday.
b) If the day is the employee's rest day:
- If worked, the employee is entitled, for the first 8 hours, to 200% of his or her daily rate plus 30% and, for work in excess of 8 hours, plus 30% of his or her hourly rate on the said day;
- If unworked, the employee is entitled to 100% of his or her regular daily rate, provided he or she was present or was on leave with pay on the workday immediately preceding the holiday.
c) Where the day immediately preceding the holiday is a non-work day in the establishment or the scheduled rest day of the employee, he or she shall not be deemed on leave of absence on that day, in which case he or she shall be entitled to the holiday pay.
Any clarifications regarding the pay rules may be made with the DOLE's Bureau of Working Conditions (BWC) at tel. no. 527-3000 local 301.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
(one is ganda ever and the one is pogi ever :-))
by the way, tnx to Sir Ormz for the pics here
and, of course
who are all out to support Donna during her big day!
Happy, happy birthday sexy Donna!
It has been told that due to the intrinsic value of gold more and more investors are putting their investments on gold coins. These investors usually determine the value of these gold coins through it's rarity, age, condition and the number originally minted for the purpose. They have to make sure also that these gold coins are made entirely of gold.
Others reasons why I find it wise to invest on gold, gold coins and gold bullion is that because gold is liquid or easily trade-able, it is transportable, it can be divided into smaller units and it does not decay.
Also because of its' scarcity, gold's value is always stabilized unlike other commodities or precious metals.
I am blessed and I'm thankful to the Almighty for all the good thing He has bestowed on me. The only regret I had is that I was not blessed with healthy looking beautiful hair. I have long been wanting to have silky smooth long hair since I was young and yet it still remained a wild dream until this very moment. Maybe it's in the genes because most of us in the family have thin and unhealthy looking hair. Nevertheless, despite the less hair I have now, I am still optimistic that someday or one day I will wake up with my dream hair on.
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009
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Monday, October 26, 2009
Hon. DOLE Regional Director Atty. Ma. Gloria A. Tango
The training officially started on October 15, 2009 and will end April 15, 2010.
Best of luck to this new batch of nurses! Carry on, guys!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
typhoid outbreak in Datal Anggas (the farthest barrio of Alabel)
just to reach their destination and help multitude of people afflicted with typhoid fever
During the brief moment given to these tough nurses during the orientation of 2nd batch of NARS Trainees held last week at Tiboli Hotel, I couldn't help it but feel very proud and blessed to have known and been associated with these young people who have so much that lies ahead of them.
Go on, young people! Soar high with the great and not so great experiences you had
with this NARS project. Make the moments you spent with our less fortunate brothers and sisters your guide in order for you to become better and successful people in the future!
Good luck, everyone!
Thanks Xyrabelle for the pics!
Friday, October 16, 2009
Representative of the first district of South Cotabato and Gen. Santos City
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I really love these stuff specially if they're of good quality and being offered at very affordable prices.
This is the first time that I'm writing about this topic. I opted to write about this because aside from being passionate about good food and good company, I am also into good clothes and shoes. Although not the pricey ones because I just buy what's fitted within my budget.
It's a good thing that there is Shopwiki. A site created for all the shopaholics out there. One could find a wide array of affordable shopping items without having to leave the comfort of your homes. All you have to do is just let your fingers do the clicking in order to have a glimpse of what's being offered in their website. It's up to you to choose whichever or whatever items you deem you can afford and you think would look good on you. Cool stuff indeed for shopaholics!
This is absurd, but it surely does matter to me . . .
I am a certified Kapusong Kapamilya na may K ____________________n!
(Kaseksihan (?), Kagandahan (?), or whatever)
How about you folks, what do you think? :-)