Monday, November 30, 2009

Towering Tigers and Texters Thrilla in Gensan

Coca-Cola Tigers logo

Talk 'n Text Tropang Texters logo

poster of the Tigers and Tropang Texters game in Gensan

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 :-)

The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) is now on its 35th season and one of their fiery and thrilling games will be played in Gensan. The ferocious Coca-Cola Tigers will play against the mighty Talk 'n Text Tropang Texters on December 5, 2009 - 5:00.M. at the Gensan Gym. This will surely be one hell of a good time for all sports loving generals.

This mega thrilling event is brought to us by the General Santos Local Government Unit , headed by our dynamic City Mayor Pedro B. Acharon, Jr., as part of the PASKO SA GENSAN 2009 celebration

and

PaperView Office and School Supplies which is owned and managed by Mr. Clement Asencio.

So, guys, let us all start our December '09 with a PBA game to remember!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Philippine Popstar Princess' Next Concert is in Gensan ( I have my reasons why i'm watching this!)

sweet 21 year old, Miss Sarah Geronimo

Yes, you heard it right, guys! The Pop Princess, is coming back to Gensan for the last leg of her "Sarah Geronimo -The Next One" concert. It's gonna be on December 11, 2009 at Gensan Lagao Gymnasium. Of course, this is once again brought to us by the dashing and very generous Mr. Michael Wee of Dreamwork Ventures and Grab A Crab Restaurant.

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 want to see for myself how does the best among National Anthem singers during Pacquiao matches performs in flesh;
- 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)

poster of the upcoming concert

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

or

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

and

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

This One's for the Victims of a Senseless Political War



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
ended abruptly.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My Baby Raffy's Red Letter Day

November 19, 1992, 4:32 PM, will forever be etched in my heart. That was the very first moment I heard and saw my little baby cry. A sound which seemed like music to my ears and brought unending great joy in my heart. I still remember vividly those cute little palms I tried to hold with my own and the calmness I felt when I hold her in my arms.

I was with her when she first smiled, crawled and stood up on her own. I was also with her when she started spreading her wings by excelling in the academic world. A feat that made me and her father the proudest parents in the world. Apart from being the best in everything she does, she remained humble and sweet as she is. A loving daughter to us, a supportive and caring sister to her siblings and most of all, a God fearing and responsible individual out to prove her mettle but bears in her mind the importance of keeping grounded.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY,
RAFFY!

Thank you, Baby, may you'll be truly enriched with all the lessons taught and learned in life!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Movies in my Mind

The author managed to watch a movie last weekend at the newly opened Robinson's Mall. It was directed by Director Roland Emmerich, the same guy who gave us Independence Day. The film was quite entertaining but I found it so absurd. I did not enjoy the movie thoroughly because of not so impressive sub-plots. One saving point of the movie is you'll be able to see several remarkable landmarks including the Himalayas before and supposed to be during destruction.

I have here a list of movies with Cebuano subtitles (provided by Sir Jouie).
Some were worth watching and some were not too. Hope you'll find this entertaining.

Black Hawk Down- Naay Kabog sa Silong

Million Dollar Baby- Anak ni Bill Gates

Mary Poppins- Nibuto si Maria

Snakes on a Plane- Nag-eroplano ang Akong Traydor nga Higala

The Postman Always Rings Twice- Tao Sa Poste Nabagtingan ug Kaduha

Sum of All Fears- Pundok sa mga Hadlokan

Swordfish- Tinadtad nga Isda

Pretty Woman- " Akong uyab "

Robin Hood, Men in Tights- Robin Hood ug ang mga Kuyog, Bugdo ug Gisul-ob

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Ako, Ikaw, Kamong Tanan

Click - Gituslok

Brokeback Mountain- Buktot sa Bukid

The Day of the Dead- Kalag-kalag

Waterworld- Tubig-tubig

Employee of the Month - Ang Sipsip

Resident Evil - Akong Ugangan Niipon Namo

Kill Bill- Patya ang Maningil og Bayad sa Utang

Never Been Kissed- Batig Nawong

Beauty and the Beast- Akong uyab og ang among silingan

Die Hard- Gahi Mamatay

Lost In Space- Wa Katugpa

Paycheck - Sweldo

What Lies Beneath- Namakak sa Silong

Superman, The Return - Si Superman Nibalik, nahabilin ang dyaki

Cinderella Man - Bayot d i si Cinderella

Schindler's List- Listahan sa utang ni Schindler

Men In Black- Mga Laki nga Itom ug Bugan

The Day After Tomorrow- Balik lang Sunod Ugma

Catch Me If You Can- Gukod!

A Bug's Life - Ang Kinabuhi sa gamayng Buyog

The Rock - Ang Shabu

Jaws - Panga

Saturday Night Fever- Sabado sa Gabii, Gihilantan

The English Patient - Ang Pasyenteng nga Di Kahibalo Magbinisaya

The Horse Whisperer- Dunay Gihunghung sa Kabayo

The Forgotten- Ang Nakalimtan nga utang

How about you, what's your favorite movie? in Cebuano?

Licensure Exams for Teachers (LET) Results


Congratulations to the passers of the October 2009 Licensure Exams for Teachers!

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

I Care for Cookies

M & M Cookies

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.

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies

and my cookie to die for

Raisin Cookies

Friday, November 6, 2009

Sir Bob's Black Sambo

Sir Bob Munasque, in the center, together with other SCIPSI managers
(photo grabbed from www.scipsi.com)

Mr. Gabriel Munasque or simply Bob to his friends and close associates is one person whom God must have bestowed all the good qualities we always look for in a man. He is God-fearing, good looking, generous, goodhearted, and most of all a gallant boss with great and genuine concern towards his people. This is evident by the way his employees regard and treat him as their boss.

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!

Photo below is Sir Bob's Black Sambo
(please bear with my cam, it was not set properly during the pic taking)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

We Laughed and Posed with John Lapuz

It's my dear friend, Romy P., tickling John Lapuz to the bones!

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.

The author with the man who always makes her laugh. . .

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Halloween Escapade That Almost Never Was



I was out of the house for three days and three nights because of the severe viral infection I had. Much to my little kids' chagrin because all plans for the halloween were put on hold.

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!