Wednesday, November 18, 2009

…Or Else I Will Unfriend you

Funny how Mr. Webster becomes left behind by the techy-savvy individuals who come up with new vocabularies (and new culture) in the fast-paced cyberspace everyday.

So as not to be innocent in the jargons of social networking sites, we need to update ourselves with new cyber knowledge a little everyday.

Take for instance New Oxford American word of the year.

This means deleting someone as a friend on a social network such as Facebook.
And this, ladies and gentlemen, is declared New Oxford American word of the year.

P.S. Thanks for reading this blog entry. I assure you I won’t “unfriend” you. ;)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Manny Pacquiao

Whenever it is his game, the world seems to stop.

It is not the World Olympics but reaches CNN.
He is not from Hollywood, but is well-renowned throughout the globe.

No matter how busy people are, they stop to witness his flight and share his passion.

Top politicians would spend a fortune to be with him in his battle.
Others make it a social gathering, even renting out high-end places to be united in cheering out for him.
The crime rate falls down to a big percentage. (great!)
Businesses freeze for a moment.
Heavy traffic is never a problem on his scheduled game. (almost no traffic at all)

Weird as it may sound, but Manny Paquiao, branded as the Philippines’ Pambansang Kamao, seems to invade a wide expanse of admirers.

In his recent fight with Cotto, even the waiters serving us in a restaurant requested us to allow them to watch the fight first. It would be futile if we ordered beforehand, for no one would cook the food. Cooks were engrossed in front of the TV sets. We ended up eating lunch at 2:00PM. Great.

Thus for the first time, in my entire life, I was able to watch a boxing game in full.
But what thrilled me most was the energy of the viewers.

Fathers forgot that they were carrying their children as they shouted and punched the air with their fists.

Women shrieked and jumped off their chairs admiring his every move.

Foreigners forgot all about racial differences and cheered with Filipinos shouting “Me-nee! Me-nee! I love Pekyew!”.

Sales and services stopped for 36 minutes (12 rounds).

Whatever it is that “PACMAN” has, he has the ability to make the world focus their eyes on him for a period of time.

And that is, unbelievably, exceptional.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

A Picture of Warmth and Hope

Sunrise and Baby

This shot was taken one early morning before I go to work.
Mishi (my 4-month-old niece) was waiting for my mom to walk her around in her stroller.
The captivating warm ray of sunrise was enough to capture a scenery of warmth, a new generation and a new hope.

Monday, November 09, 2009

The Best Beauty Secret

Have you ever wondered why some people are always blooming and always have that radiant glow on their faces? Have you wondered why after association with some people, you feel refreshed, pampered and beautified? Why is it that some have beauty that is timeless?

I’m not here to endorse a specific beauty product.

I am here to share the bess, I mean, best beauty secret. :P
This has been tested and proven by a lot of individuals and multiple testimonies were already released.

A beauty secret which everyone should know is being happy.
What you are is a reflection of what you feel beyond the emotional and physical care.

Nurturing the mind is equally as important.
If you want to look ageless, you should love to constantly learn.
When you learn, you become confident with wisdom.
Beauty needs confidence.

But most of all, remember that ‘charm may be false, and prettiness may be vain”, but the spiritual aspect of an individual should be nurtured. When we love God, everything follows, we love our neighbor, we have peace of mind, and life is full of love and beauty.

Beauty comes from within and is reflected on the outside.

That is, undeniably, the BEST beauty secret!

Sunday, November 08, 2009

GOODy Today

1. Offered an old woman my seat while riding the MRT
2. Brought home “pasalubong” for my mom as a symbol of gratitude for her selfless management of our household and for taking care of us
3. Refrained from snapping back at an irritated lady waiting for the queue of cab passengers
4. Visited a troubled Bible student and listened to her concerns for a long time
5. Assisted a 10-year old neighbor in doing her Math homework

Every night before I hit the sack, I say a prayer and think of all the good things I have done for the day. I reflect on the day’s activities and try to see if I had been good even for a single moment.

Childish and traditional as it may seem,but these simple thoughts may give inner peace and happiness.

So,try it. Purify your mind by being a GOODY today.=)

The Ultimate Eastwood Experience

For those who want to have the ultimate chill-out experience, go to Eastwood City in Libis, Quezon City. Without the hassle of heavy traffic along EDSA and so many people in the business districts, Eastwood City provides its visitors various relaxing activities to choose from.

Moonlight on Eastwood


Feast on various restaurants and bistros.

Stroll around parks and malls. Or even bring your pets for a walk.

Try the Eastwood Cinema Ultra 7 - the only one with complimentary drinks and a large bucket of popcorn.

Enjoy regular events – car shows, etc.

Never leave Eastwood without catching a sight of the real-man-statue that moves when you drop money.

So the next time you long for a bonding get-together with friends and families, try out Eastwood City.