Sunday, June 11, 2017

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May Internet na kami sa bahay after 48 years! Yehey! This should mean I can post more often.
Flooding coming right up!


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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Brigada Eskwela 2017

Natutuwa ako at medyo nagiging active ang office namin sa mga community activities such as this. Second time mag sign up ni Vz sa Brigada Eskwela.Hindi ako naka-join nung first one dahil sa conflict ng schedule (nagpaliwanag talaga).But I really wanted to sana.
This year we volunteered at ParaƱaque National Highschool last May 20th. We started with a prayer, tons of picture taking, at palugaw from the school. At around 9am we started sanding the chairs.  

Varnished chairs -- we didn't  work on these though


Sandpaper for smooth surface. 
Grey shirt - I want to make you my official volunteer tee. Same one I wore during #TeamGranny0320

Teamwork! Thank you  girls for coming up with the idea of soundtripping while working. Made it more fun less work.


Good work guys!

Miss NelleRaq. Nagc-cut ng klase, wag tularan!

I am glad sharing my time, even though just a little bit to help with the preparation of this school for the upcoming school year. Hoping for more volunteers in the future. 
Education first!



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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

MyBus Cebu Appreciation Post

Isa sa mga naka-allot sa budget ko when going to Cebu is yung cab fare going to and from Mactan International Airport.
If one is not familiar with Mactan International Airport, posible mapamahal coz of the Airport cab na nagaabang right outside ng arrival area.
When I was waiting in queue sa regular cab, napansin ko on the other side na may bus na bago - just like the ones in Singapore. Naisip ko baka airport loop - same nung sa NAIA (from Pasay). And I thought, there must be a cheaper way employees commute to the airport. Di naman practical to take a cab everyday to and from. I asked friends pero nag cab na din ako pa-city. So ayun confirmed nga.



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Alabang to NAIA Terminal 3.

Coming from Cavite, Alabang ang madalas na way ko pa-airport. From Alabang nag Grab ako kasi may promo naman. Feeling ko nakatipid na ko (less Php 200)!
Few days after I came back, I found out na may Airport Loop pala sa Alabang -- that goes straight to Terminal 3 via Skyway! Haay.  Andun lang sya katabi ng pila ng mga bus pa-Lawton. Nadadaanan ko yun almost everyday. Why did I not see it sooner! Well oo nga pala, nakita ko lang sya nung nag start ako sa morning shift -- which was after I came back from Cebu.
I don't know how much the fare is. And if they only use Beep Card (which was not a problem for me coz I have one). Oh well. Now I know.




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Friday, March 24, 2017

Sarah and My Question





Our lives is more than the travel, eat out, purchase, concerts, movie dates, and all other mundane entities we make it appear on social media. A reminder dismissed as often as it is heard, “Life is short”. What can we do to make the most of it, when often times we are just making ends meet?
But why am I asking? I just heard the passing of someone I knew from my younger years. Isn’t it ironic, how news of someone’s passing reminds us to live – Live fully?
Sarah - She was part of my past. We were not close. Not even then and I was dependent on her as I was moved to an unfamiliar place and she was supposed to be my guide. I did not learn much about her as she was quiet most of the time. I was a young stranger who couldn’t speak her language she had to look after. She probably didn’t like me.
A close friend of hers wrote about her on Facebook, and though very sad of Sarah's sudden passing, she wrote “Cheers to a life well-lived”.
I asked myself if people can say the same about how I live my life?
I've been to places but very few.  I did things, some I loved and gave me sense of accomplishment, some as much I try to refrain myself, regret. I heard artists play their songs. It was probably an experience they either cherished or took for granted. I've eaten a lot - especially those of the good ones. I got sick from eating. I gave. I asked for help. I befriended strangers. But I have also burned bridges. I have loved. I've had my heart broken.
More than the things I did and I can remember, my life is how I am remembered. Those moments between words. My quiet time pouring my heart out in my journal. If He suddenly take this gift of life, would my loved ones raise their glasses? 
Sarah, may you rest in peace. 

And you. Life is short. Live life to the fullest!

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Quick bisita to DLSU-D

 
Rotonda. Tambayan ng mga mahilig manlait. Chozz

 
Wala pa yung mini fountain dati. Tanda ko may event nun dito, tapos naka paa na lang kami nung friend ko. I forgot why nag paa kami.

 
Nagsayaw kami ng Yeye Bonel (?) and won!

 
 Calle Crisologo?

 
Anshunga ko, dapat between U and D ako nag pose!

 
PCH! Andito pinaka magagandang Biology students ;)

 
Kubo view. Wala na yung ERH

 
CIHM (?) 

Friday, March 03, 2017

Notebook Tindahan

I used to hoard notebooks, ticklers, notepads, and other paper products.  Hindi ko na ginagawa ngayon kasi natatambak lang sila. Anyway pag kinailangan ko ulet, meron pa din ako matatakbuhan.

The Paper Stone - Festival Mall Alabang


cover of the notebook I bought

The Landmark Makati



Of course Landmark offers much cheaper finds. So even if I already got one nung "perfect size" na hanap ko from The Paper Stone, bumili pa din ako sa Landmark a week or two after, since napadpad kami dun. I like the magaspang texture of the notebook from Landmark. Sana di masayang!

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Thursday, February 09, 2017

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Until thenmischief managed.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Sa Wakas: A Pinoy Rock Musical


This is not a review of the show. Ikkwento ko lang how the experience was for me. I was going to say na unang musical play to na napanood ko, but there was one show I saw in college.
So I have this “30 Things..” na I think I mentioned in my previous post. Seeing a play was one of the items on my list. So I checked out clickthecity to see what’s coming up and glad to find this show.
I had no expectation. I didn’t read about it, other than what is on their official website.
I really thought we will be late for the show! Kumain pa kasi sa Manam in Greenbelt – side story – haay talagang ang kulet ko. Almost 2pm na at waiting to be seated pa din kami, nag abang talaga ako. Pero ayun thank you Grab Car and no traffic on a Sunday afternoon, umabot naman kami. Some people didn’t make it on time – kaya na-instorbo panonood namin sa lakad lakad while the show was running. I would be more upset if we got there sooner, pero ayaw ko umattitude, we were almost late nga rin.

As soon as the characters started singing, natuwa agad ako! Na-impress ako sa singing prowess nila. Duh! Musical – shempre magagaling sila kumanta. Siguro kasi yung mga kanta kanta lang sa TV and gigs ang napapanood ko. Iba pala talaga pag theater! Ang galing how they used the stage, the perfect timeg,m errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr- 0iuuuuu
~~ Sorry. Kitten typing on the keyboard.
I was saying – perfect timing ng lights sa bagsak ng kanta, yung delivery ng lines and punchlines. It must feel really good para sa artists, playwright, and director kapag naririnig nila yung reaction ng audience- every laughter, every “aww” of dismay whenever Lexi belittles Topper; the “whoa’s” and the “tsk tsk’s” at Topper’s actions and choices. I, of very little knowledge in theater, would say that is one of the things that makes a successful show – engaging your audience. And more than that, it is also about where the story took our feelings. How we can relate to the characters and their situation.
The music of Sugarfree was of course an advantage for the show; marami talaga puede hugutin sa lyrics. “Oh kay tagal din kitaang minahaaaalllllll…mamahaliiiiihiiiiinn..” Diba?more more hugot.  The songs were played live marvelously by an orchestra or a band? – not sure wha is the correct term –ilang piraso lang sila. But, may conductor, so I would say orchestra. There were a few“technical difficulties” but to a minimal.

The show was held at Power MAC Center Spotlight in Circuit Makati. Full house on a Sunday afternoon – yehey for Filipino arts scene! I read that all shows were sold out. Congratulations!  The play was fantastic! They had my undivided attention for 3 hours (with intermission). Thank you producers for bringing Sa Wakas back! It was a wonderful experience for me.


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