Thursday, September 30, 2010

HUH! Hilarious, Unbelievable High


This is the reason why bloggers don't seem to get stressed oftentimes. It's because we're always high. High in spirits, high with fun and super exciting activities and most of all, high with an unbelievable camaraderie. We are bloggers and it's fun to be one!






photos courtesy of Mesdames Cidy Bascon and Dimple Dulay!

Monday, September 27, 2010

OWS! Older, Wiser and Sweeter

A very good friend is turning a year older. He's got everything. . . the looks, the charm and the brains. He is truly blessed and I know he's very happy right now. He is worthy of all the happiness this world can offer because he is not just an ordinary person. He is a man who has made a difference in the lives of many including moi. For this, he's got my respect and admiration.

As you turn older, wiser and sweeter. . . may you continue touching people's lives and continue inspiring us to blog and blog and blog. . . . and for always, please stay happy!




HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY,
MR. ORMAN ORTEGA MANANSALA!

We love you!

from: Arnel, Jinky and kids

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

My EIB 2010 Win


I never thought at all that my entry for Ms. Janette Toral's search for Top Ten Emerging Influential Blogs for 2010 would make me $100 richer.

This is a big bonus for me considering that three of my nominees made it to the Top Ten. This is my first ever opportunity to nominate for EIB and for my nominees to be chosen is really a big, big honor. Thanks Ms. Janette!

To the winners, my warmest CONGRATULATIONS!

BIG thanks also for all the generous sponsors of this undertaking. Maraming salamat po and mabuhay kayong lahat!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Mom Blogger is now a Driver

I have long been wanting to learn how to drive a vehicle. Owing to my busy sched as a mom and the unavailability of a decent car to to be used in honing my driving skill, the drive to learn remained but a dream. Not until recently when my hubby Arnel and I decided to acquire a second hand vehicle which we think is safer compared to our good old Multicab. It's a Hyundai car used to be owned by a good friend of ours.

I wasted no time in securing a student permit for my first ever driving lessons. Thanks to the good people of the Land Transportation Office in Gensan, I was able to acquire my SP in a matter of an hour and a half.

I was advised by the LTO people to come back after a month to secure my non-prof driver's license.

Meanwhile, under the tutelage of my sometimes patient and sometimes impatient hubby, I am now starting and easily learning the ropes of safety driving. My desire to learn to drive can be compared to those times when I started blogging. I realized that out of learning something new, something good would also come out of it. Most of all, I know I will always get by with the help of my loved ones and friends.


Please wish me luck in my quest to be a good driver, guys!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Wonders of Furniture Retail Software

I already have a previous post regarding this furniture retail software. It was laid down there how this upsurge in technology could possibly help my friend in running his furniture business. True enough, it did helped him a lot. Now he's got more time for his family and running his business is now so nice and easy for him.

With this furniture retail software is a completely integrated business solution such as POS, CRM, inventory ,warehousing, merchandising, purchasing, service orders, EDI, A/P, A/R, G/L, Financials, bar coding, Executive Management reports, wireless solutions for inventory and sales integrated and much more. This techie product is designed to help furniture retailing and home furnishing businessmen.

Running furniture retailing and home furnishing businesses can be optimized with the help of this furniture retail software. This could mean more profit and eventually, growth and expansion of your business. It won't be surprising anymore to see people venture into this kind of business with no traces of regrets. What we will be seeing are people with fat bank accounts and happy families for sure. Thanks to the wonders brought about by furniture retail software.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Gensan Tunafest Experience 2010 Roars

The month long celebration of the Gensan tuna festival is already midway and we could feel and see the thrill and excitement flourishing in our beloved city.

Thanks to the very vibrant partner of the Local Government Unit of Gensan, the Gensan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. for spearheading the Gensan Tunafest Experience 2010. As usual, we could see ingenuity and efforts being exerted to the topmost level for this celebration to become something we, generals, can be very proud of.

Soccsksargen bloggers, again, served as an active partner of the organizers of this year's festivity by bringing and showing to the whole world what's going on in Gensan and what the Gensan Tunafest Experience 2010 has to offer. With mighty keyboards and undying support for our beloved city, we aspire to give our readers the feel that we are really proud of being generals and that Gensan is really going global!

To give you a glimpse of what I'm talking about, please click on the links
below to my friends' masterpieces:

Great post from a great writer;
Truly awesome view of a mom about the tunafest; and
Xtraordinary entry about the Gensan Tunafest Experience 2010!

and to keep us abreast of what's happening and gonna happen during
this festive month in Gensan, do hop on to our Gness' blog!

After going through their blogs, I know just like me, you would also conclude that the
Gensan Tunafest Experience 2010
really, really roars!

Happy Tuna Festival, everyone!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

"C'est François Girbaud MARITHE"

A dear couz gifted me with Marithe Francois Girbaud wallet.

I have long been wanting to own one but since there is no Marithe Francois Girbaud specialty shop yet here in the city, it remained a dream.

Thanks to the one who gave this. Now I have my reason to go next step higher by making sure that this wallet of mine will always be full :-). . . Because if this is not loaded it might transform into a _ _ _ _ _ wallet that may be easier to say but gets drained easily :-)

Friends, C'est François Girbaud MARITHE!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. . . to 09.10.10. (ASAP)

6 - six mighty sessionistas;
5- five star rated artists;
4 - four-tiered excitement (if not the 7th heaven);
3 - three hours of non-stop performances;
2 - two tickets courtesy of Bariles (LOL!); and
1 - a stage to conquer!

Written above are my reasons why I want to be a part as the six ASAP sessionistas conquer the stage of the cavernous Lagao Gym in General Santos City on September 10, 2010.

The ASAP Sessionistas Live in Gensan concert is brought to us by Denville Music and Production and Record Breaker Events Management for the benefit of Dalan Mindanao, MP Foundation and Street Children Development Foundation (Manila).

For bloggers and non-bloggers out there, Gensan News Online Mag has something for us. To take a look at it, just click on this LINK.

This is one interesting event and I hope every Juan or Pedro and everybody else out there will troop to the Lagao Gym on Friday to be part of history!

Please don't forget our date, 09.10.10!

n.b.
Aside from Sitti, Duncan, Richard Poon, Nina, Aiza and Juris, our very own CENTERPOINT BAND will also be performing for us on that very evening, exciting!


So let us all start our countdown, now!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Giving and Learning Life's Lesson

I realized the importance of donating blood several years ago when four of my daughters were hospitalized because of dengue. I was able to look for possible blood donors but only few were qualified to donate their blood. The anguish I felt during that time was unbearable. The situation made me realize that there is really a need to encourage everyone to donate blood, not only when a relative needs it, but whenever we can!
This brilliant idea of the sox bloggers to come up with blood typing and letting drive made me proud of being a member of this group! The enthusiasm and cooperation shown by the group during the event itself made me prouder . . . and now, am the proudest friend of this man, Mr. Gilbert Y. Tan!

Little did I know that he had been donating blood since his younger years. I was expecting for him to get pale right after the procedure but I was wrong, very wrong because right after the process, he stood up and gleefully announced "gaan ako paminaw!"

How I wish that many people would follow what Sir G has done. To voluntarily give without counting the cost and advocate saving lives by being a good example.

To Sir G, the Philippine Red Cross People, the very active Sox bloggers, the generous sponsors including Robinsons Place for allowing us to use their place - thank you very much!

You all did the thing right by doing the right thing! :-)

*pics courtesy of Mr. Ariel Oclarit!