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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Facebook Addiktus Family Party

The night of February 19, 2011 is one of the most memorable night of Facebook Addiktus Family. Sponsored by Republika ng TM, hosted and organized by our very own, Mrs. Sheila Marie Ardales, V8 Baresto and KTV rock like never before.
Our group won to the recently concluded contest of Republika ng TM and as for their gift, they sponsored a party to our group.

The attendees:

Facebook Addiktus Family
Sheila Marie Ardales
Her daughter Nica

Coy Caballes of Globe Telecom
Maya Briones
Resly George Amador
Jaziel Oliveros
Cathy Dacio

Pauline Oyan
Abigail Laprodes Odal
Erica Yu-b
Anthony Bonifacio
Christian Rhoy Bonakid
Janus Paul Dela Cruz
Roy Dela Cruz Kabiling
Jenievie Espino
Matt Suzara
Kristina Esperancilla Indangan
and others that I forgot to mention

First is the opening prayer to bless our food and whole activity hosted by no less than me.

We played "Pinoy Henyo" (a guessing game wherein a small piece of paper posted in the forehead or cap to avoid cheating and the guessing party will ask his/her partner to validate his/her statement by answering "Oo," "Hindi," or "Pwede" (Yes, No, or Maybe)). And the famous "bunutan" game. We won bags and wind breakers from our sponsor.
kainan na sa wakas!!!
at my back...
Then we ate overflowing good food and drinks from V8 Baresto that settled the discrepancy of our tummy after playing.

The next activity is singing-like-a-rockstar thing. It is my first time to sing via the videoke and it was fun!

But as a rule, we are too young to spend the rest of the night and we decided to go home early.

Special thanks to:

Sheila Marie Ardales, without her, our gathering is impossible.
Juan Manila for best photography service. Visit his site and prepare for the big one!
Lastly to Republika ng TM for the wind breakers, bags, pouches, and lanyards as giveaways; sponsoring our party with lots of good food and drinks.
compilation of captured memories from Facebook profile pictures
As a token of friendship, our mommy Sheila prepared a frame wherein our Facebook profile pictures made as an art.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Journal: My 26th Birthday

There are many things that as a former child, I, as a person skipped and let my childish memory left me. Now, as a pre adult, and as I celebrate my 26th birthday, I will bring back some fragment of it! Yahoo!
The Spa
February 10, 2011 was my very first date at The Spa. I used my gift certificate to fund one of my greatest desire ever! The Spa at Trinoma set my first record. I purchased the hand scrub and foot scrub with foot massage.

I was really amazed with their service. As a rookie, I am a bit afraid of what is behind the door. The light came with a locker, key locker, slippers, towel, ginger tea and purified water. First is the shower. The staff offered me to experience the steam bath for 15 minutes so I did. I maximize it to the point that I am willing to extend up to 30 minutes but he told me that is their maximum time limit for that service. Next is another set of hot shower with another towel. He told me that it is time to change costume. A kinky short for men and a bath robe was handed to me. The room for the other service is right beside our room.

I passed through another gate and I saw the chair for 30 minute king for my temporary throne. The spot where the mark begin and ends with an exchange of conversation with the two therapists. It was really a relaxing and pampering experience that I wanted to fell asleep but my talkative mouth didn't want to. Dethrone is the next step I head to my next stop after the treatment. The gift certificate came from a contest of Heaven Ice Cream for about seven months ago. Luckily, it has no expiration and pin code.

California Pizza Kitchen is right beside The Spa were my future wife was waiting for about a minute (after work). We ordered Thai Chicken, Starter, and glasses of service water (free).
Thai Chicken
Nutty barbecue taste with mongo sprouts and carrots came from the pizza and
wonderful flavours of banana, apple cinnamon, chocolate brownies, with a small dip of chocolate syrup, cherry, and whip cream hosted by the dessert. Service water? Hmmm.. Basic. Bill out! Then the staff delivered a hefty small piece of paper. Came a bigger paper, gift certificate of CPK was there for a rescue with another real paper for the tender of their service and food. Then the staff told me that the bigger paper will less all the service charge so it turned down that the real paper was just an extra and small set of coins spared their purpose. But the night didn't stop there. The gift certificate was a prize from HitABargain last month with a free CPK card. Thank you Ms. Ellen of CPK and Ms. Christine of HitABargain!

The night will not end without a sip of good coffee. Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf became our haven of coffee madness. We ordered and walked through the isle of pre closing mall to public mass transport to end the day.
Day two greeted me with a Tiramisu birthday cake. February 11, 1985 was the date when I am introduced to the world. As a gift to my special day, oral prophylaxis and dental consultation from my dentist. The next plan is to bring me back to my child-a-like heart. Me and my future wife went to Star City. LRT 1 and 2 brought us to the nearest public transport to the venue. But we went overboard. We passed one station away from it. Out of desparation and weak body, we ate beef pares and chicken mami for refreshment and extra energy and a litre of mineral water. Then ride for another station back.

After we alight the jeep, we replenished our selves to the nearest coffee shop.

Behind bars? Yahoo!
We purchased two ride-all-you-can tickets and tried all the rides aside from kiddie rides.
Basic Roller Coaster
Also, the walk through caves/tunnels for a small transition. The most gruelling part of the ride is the Viking. Since we must try all intense rides, we were disappointed that the water thing ride was under maintenance.

We shared Lumpiang Shanghai meal for dinner and continued our enchanting day. We purchased a token to play a very hard game with law of Physics and as usual, we lost and Star City earned from it. =)
ready to go...
Another batch of service cab and LRT delivered us to their home with 800ml of Babyruth Magnolic ice cream for a small treat that we enjoyed together with her family.

The happy days ended with a sweet smile, laughter, memorable experience and unexplained tumbled stomach. I believe in the saying "Some things money can't buy." Memories of past events may be forgotten but special moments will remain forever.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Ako Bilang "Blogger"

Hindi ko alam kung ano ang tagalog ng salitang "BLOG" pero isa ako sa mga taong naglalaan ng oras upang gawin ang isang bagay na *ang sa pakiwari ko* ay simple.

Sa likod ng aking isipan, unti-unting iniba nito ang aking...

Libangan - Sa "notes" ng aking "cellphone" ako gumagawa ng mga ilalagay ko sa aking "blogsite." Gumagawa ako kapag hawak ko ang aking "cellphone" habang nasa LRT o MRT, sa jeepney, bus at "shuttle bus." Gamit ang ispesyal na kayang gawin ng "cellphone," ang "T9," malaya kong napipindot ang bawat numero kahit hindi ko tinitingnan ang bawat salita o pangungusap na gusto kong ipahiwatig sa maaaring makabasa. Ayoko na dumating ang araw na lumabo ang mata ko dahil sa pagbabasa habang nasa gumagalaw na sasakyan. =)

Noon, simple ang buhay ko. Natatapos ang araw na nanonood ako ng telebisyon at inuubos ang oras sa panonood ng pelikula na na-"download" sa "internet." Maggala ang isa ko pang nakakahiligan noon na binago ng aking bagong libangan.

Oras - Bakit oras? Dahil malaki ang oras na dapat mong ilaan kung gusto mo itong gawing trabaho. Hindi ko inilalaan ang buong oras ko sa paggawa ng mga ilalagay o isusulat ko sa aking "blogsite" ngunit hindi ko maiaalis na naglalaan ako ng panahon upang hindi ako magkaroon ng mga artikulo na hindi ko nailagay *agad.*

Lugar - Lugar na pinupuntahan. Bakit at papaano? Hindi maiaalis bilang "blogger" ang pumunta sa mga sikat na lugar at mga "events" o okasyon. Hindi nauubos at halos linggo linggo, may mga nakapila. Kung hindi ka pupunta, tiyak na hindi ka makakapaglagay ng bagong artikulo. Kaliwa't kanang imbitasyon mula sa mga kasama sa industriya, kaibigan, mga libreng palabas, atbp.
ako at ang Baguio
reunion ng mababang paaralan ng Kalumpang sa Eastwood
si Carlos Celdran, "Walk this Way"
Litrato - Hindi dumadaloy sa aking dugo ang pagkuha ng mga litrato. Wala akong magandang kamera at kung mayroon man, hindi ako marunong. Ngunit ano ang isang "blogsite" kung walang mga litrato? At magagandang litrato mula sa mga dinaluhang mga "events," sikat na kainan, lugar na pinuntahan at kung anu-ano pa.
hindi ko alam kung anong bulaklak pero maganda
kuha sa dati kong trabaho gamit ang "cellphone"
Kaalaman - Hindi rin po ako isang tao na may malalim na kaalaman sa pagdidisenyo ng isang "website." Kaunti lamang ang alam ko sa paggawa nito at iyon ang pinagkakasya ko upang mabuhay sa idinagdag ko na bagong libangan.
isa sa mga pangyayari na mahirap kalimutan...
Gamit - Mula sa mga okasyon at lugar na pinupuntahan, nakakaipon ako ng maraming gamit mula sa mga nagpasimuno ng ng nasabing okasyon. Mga gamit bilang alaala at skema ng kanilang pagpapahayag sa tao upang makilala o lalo pang makilala ang kanilang produkto. Maganda ito para sa mga tulad ko, libre at higit sa lahat, nadadagdag sa aking munting koleksyon.
mga ipinamigay ng Nikon mula sa kanilang "Product Launch"
mula sa Cushe Pilipinas, Salamat po!