Mar 30, 2009

Philippine Lotto



I may not have been a LOTTO fanatic, but when the Jackpot hits Hundred Million Pesos, my bet goes as high as P100-P200. But I always go for the Lucky Pick, wherein the computer will assign you 6 digit numbers. Because I was thinking that if its really your destiny to win....luck will follow. But, what if somebody is manipulating the lottery? I've been hearing rumors on how they manipulate the draw even though it is done on a live telecast. Corruption is truly very rampant here in the Philippines. Pity are we who are wasting our hard earned money in trying our luck to become an instant millionaire. I want to share with you a forwarded email circulating in the net right now regarding expose in Lotto, this maybe true, but as ordinary citizens...all we can do is to pray for them.

To All Filipino Overseas Workers (OFWs) :

The Financial Analyst of World Bank would like to inform each and everyone of you that the present currency exchange rate of US Dollar toPeso is actually $1 = 52 pesos. Your government is manipulating the exchange rate for some years now. It is very much improbable and impossible that the Philippine Peso is appreciating compare to Euro,British Pound, Rials, and any other foreign currency. Even your ASEAN neighboring countries are suffering from the Global Crisis. Singapore ,a developed country is affected by depreciation of their currency whatmore of your country?We admire you for your hard work but we also pity you for having such avery corrupt government that is taking advantage of your hard earnedmoney. The ARROYO ADMINISTRATION is blatantly milking each and every OFWs all over the world of billions of pesos for its own greedy, selfish ends.
Investigations reveal that this milked money from OFWs will be spent to BRIBE not only PGMA's pet COCODILES in CONGRESS but some in the SENATE as well for her to PERPETUATE IN POWER BEYOND 2010. The rest would bedeposited to the family's SECRET ACCOUNT in Switzerland .
Another money-making scheme is the LOTTERY DRAWS. Filipinos should be aware that all LOTTO DRAWS are orchestrated, and big money goes to the two sons of the lady president. Recent example is the SUPER LOTTO 6/49 draw, where supposedly two individuals from Luzon won. Do you know WHO these individuals are? It's Mikey and Datu, who else? One might ask how could the draw be rigged when it is being televised in front of millions of viewers. The answer is simple. As you all know, all bet combinations are being entered into PCSO's main data base as it is on-line,therefore, it is easy to determine which combinations were NOT betted upon. If they want to raise big money, no winners will be declared until the JACKPOT reaches sky-high because they could dictate the outcome at will. When it's "HARVEST TIME", voila, there would be "winner or winners" and the process repeats all over again.
One might ask how this is being done. One insider told our investigators that actually the "DRAWN BALLS", six balls to be exact, are the only set which could fit into the transparent tube which sucks the balls up. All others are slightly bigger than the diameter of the tube which could not be distinguished by the viewers, therefore, there's no way they could be drawn!
You Filipinos are being skinned alive, fried in your own fat and lard by your own government. Now, do you ever wonder why president-elect BARACK OBAMA, avoids your president like a stinking leper?

- World Bank



I've been trying to validate this information in Google, but I can't find articles related to this one.


Mar 28, 2009

Leaks!


I'ts still summer here but can't stop the rain from dropping by. Yesterday, I never felt the rain in Makati, but in our place in Obando, the rain was hard (as they said). We never knew that there were holes in our roof. My helper texted me and said that our bed (matress), pillows and blanket are all wet! Now i have to look for a carpenter to fix our roof, luckily the sun was up today and the pillows and matress got dried already. Thank you sun for standing by the whole day!

Mar 24, 2009

Ring Tag


Why should the wedding ring be worn on the fourth finger? There is a beautiful and convincing explanation given by the Chinese.....


  • Thumb represents your Parents.
  • Second (Index) finger represents your Siblings.
  • Middle finger represents your-Self.
  • Fourth (Ring) finger represents your Life Partner. & the . . .
  • Last (Little) finger represents your children.
Firstly, open your palms (face to face), bend the middle fingers and hold them together - back to back.
Secondly, open and hold the remaining three fingers and the thumb - tip to tip. (As shown in the figure below):
Now, try to separate your thumbs (representing the parents)..., they will open, because your parents are not destined to live with you lifelong, and have to leave you sooner or later. Please join your thumbs as before and separate your Index fingers (representing siblings)...., they will also open, because your brothers and sisters will have their own families and will have to lead their own separate lives.

Now join the Index fingers and separate your Little fingers (representing your children)...., they will open too, because the children also will get married and settle down on their own some day. Finally, join your Little fingers, and try to separate your Ring fingers (representing your spouse). You will be surprised to see that you just CANNOT..... because Husband & Wife have to remain together all their lives - through thick and thin!! Please try this out and pass............. ISN'T THIS A LOVELY THEORY?
Now I want to pass this tag to my friends here: Littlemissfly, Claire, Dhemz, Umma, Beth, Bams, Clarissa, Sassy Mom, Out of the Blue, Anniniput, Lingz, Mom of Four, Manang Kim, Amy, Illyn, Enchie, Liezlmarie, Cacai, Grace, Ghie Meryl and Last but surely not the least..Niko!

Mar 23, 2009

Ticketsolutions

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Mar 22, 2009

Makoy

My youngest son Mark Kenneth a.k.a “Makoy” graduated from preparatory last March 14, he was so excited that he didn’t mind the heat inside the gym where it was held. He was so graceful in their song and dance numbers (in short walang kahiya-hiya..hehehe). Even though he didn’t get any of the awards, I’m so happy watching him giving out his talent, he’s such a street smart. Would you believe he can now chat with his daddy? Special thanks to Ma’am Rebi, his tutor, in just a matter of 2 months he improved tremendously in his reading and writing skills. While I was busy in taking his videos, kuya Nikko was in charge of taking his photos.




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Corn & Carrots

My kids are very choosy in eating vegetables. But their all time favorite are the corn & carrots with some cream & milk (Don't know how to call it..hehehe). I want to share with you what i cooked for today. Here are the ingredients:

  • Chicken (deboned breast part) you may put liver too if you like
  • Evaporated milk &/or all purpose cream
  • Young Corn & Whole kernel corn
  • Carrots
  • Chopped Onion & Garlic
  • Cooking oil & 2 tbsp Butter
  • Quail eggs (all time favorite too!)
  • Pepper & salt
    Its my first time doing this so PLEASE bear with me dear bloggers!

    In a heated pan saute garlic & onion, then put some 2 tbsp of butter. Next are the carrots & the young corn, let it simmer for 2 minutes then put the chicken, evaporated milk (1pack), 1/2 cup of the all purpose cream and whole kernel corn. After 6-10 minutes put some salt & pepper (sugar is optional) to taste. Lastly, put the boiled quail eggs. We eat this even without rice. You should try this too..Your kids will surely like this!

Mar 20, 2009

Heart Tag

Another tag from Meryl! I always tend to forget my diet whenever I visit her blog. I really appreciate friends like you here in blogosphere sis! Got more time doing this now because I was able to sleep for almost 2 hours this afternoon... its really nice to rest at home during weekends (less expensive too!)


A# Attached or Single? Attached

B# Best Friend? Randy and Che

C# Cake or Pie? Cake

D# Day of Choice? Sunday...videoke day..yahooo!

E# Essential Item? Cellphone, keeping in touch with family and friends

F# Favorite Color? Blue & Black

G# Gummie Bears or Worms? None..sorry.

H# Hometown? Obando Bulacan

I# Favorite Indulgence? Eating sweets... chocolates, ice cream, cake, candies.

J# January or July? January..the weather is still cold.

K# Kids? I have 2 smart boys: Nikko (7) and Makoy (5)

L# Life isn't complete without....? Life isn't complete without my lavaduds (wahhh..miss him na)

M# Marriage date? December 2, 2000

N# Number of magazine subscriptions? None, but i buy PEP every month.

O# Oranges or Apples? Oranges

P# Phobias? I'm afraid of the dark

Q# Quotes? Love life and life will love you back. Love people and they will love you back.

R# Reasons to smile? Having a wonderful day with the persons I love

S# Season of choice? Winter..dreaming of one!

T# Tag five people. Amy, Clarissa, Grace, Bams, Sassy Mom, Nikko (sorry i got 6!)

U# Unknown fact about me? I'm a shy person.. but once i'm comfortable with people around me or with friends, I'm a funny person. I laugh very loud.

V# Vegetable? Potato, carrots

W# Worst habit? Eating while blogging/watching tv or sleepy at work.

X# X-Ray or Ultrasound? Ultrasound...its more techy!

Y# Your favorite foods? PIzza, seafoods and anything that is sweet.

Z# Zodiac sign? Cancer

Hey Guys, you may grab this too!

Mar 19, 2009

Let's Be Friends Award

Thank you very much to you my dear Meryl for passing this award to me. I wish for a longer friendship with you. Hope you can give me some tips too...

These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

Hmmm, hope you won't mind guys passing this "Let's Be Friends Award " to you:

Vijay Anand, Out of the Blue, Dhemz, Amy, Claire, Beth, Clarissa, Littlemissfly, Anniniput, Grace , Lingz
See you around! Tsup! Tsup! Tsup!

Mar 18, 2009

Favorite Movies

Someone approached me yesterday and asked me "What was your favorite line/lines in a movie?".... i just smiled at him and said that i seldom watched movies (as in once a year lang yata). For some reasons like:
  • Very expensive

  • No companion (if ever i want to watch especially a "Piolo" movie)

  • Busy (a.k.a no money..hehehe)

Before, i watched old movies in HBO when we still have a Sky cable connection. But then we decided to cut it because of its very high MSF. Luckily some good movies are being shown in our local channels.. but! only Tagalog movies especially in the Kapamilya Channel. Some of my favorite movies are:

  • Milan

  • Dubai

  • A Love Story (the last film i watched in a moviehouse!)

  • Tanging Yaman (i watched it 20times na yata, its always shown every Holy Week)

  • Speed

  • Independence Day

  • Anak

  • Love Me Again (sorry OMB..i have to watch this in a pirated dvd)

  • Shrek (watched it 100times na yata).

  • While you were sleeping

  • The Bodyguard
How about you guys, its nice if you would share your top 10 favorite movies too in your blog....

Mar 17, 2009

You Shouldn't Meme!

thank you littlemissfly for passing me this tag:

Here are the Rules:

1. List these rules on your blog.

2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog.

3. Tell 7 unspectacular quirks about you.

4. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.

5.Link the person who tagged you.

6.Leave a comment for each blogger.

so here goes:


7 Facts about me:


  1. I wear eye glasses at home & contact lens at the office.

  2. I'm working at Eastern Telecoms for more than 12 years, i'm currently handling the position of Financial Planning Analyst.

  3. My birthday is on every 22nd of June (1973). And i am accepting gifts before & after my birthday.

  4. When i was in grade school, i'm fond of reading Nancy Drew Mystery Books & Archie Comics (until now!).

  5. I graduated in Sta. Isabel College (BS in Accountancy).

  6. I was a CAT officer in High School as Delta Captain (i miss those days!).

  7. After giving birth, my shoe size increased to size 8! and I want to share our family picture below:


now here are the 7 unspectacular quirks about me

  1. I enjoy singing, that's why i bought "wow magic sing".

  2. I play badminton every Tuesdays after work at Blue Rackets.

  3. I buy Yes! magazine every month, but I missed the Jan 2009 issue (out of stock agad!)

  4. I'd rather read & surf rather than watch TV.

  5. I like Mocha Frapuccino of Starbucks.

  6. I'm not comfortable wearing skirts.

  7. I like thin crust pizza's of greenwich/woodbridge rather than pizza hut & shakey's.

Now I'd like to pass this tag to Niko , Liz, Beth , Meryl , claire , Grace , Mom of Four

Mar 16, 2009

1st Encounter with Papa Piolo

Gosh! Since I started doing this kind of stuff... I never finished reading my 2 magazines (Yes! & Cosmopolitan). Maybe because the issues there were already reported again and again in the pep website and different showbiz news/talkshows. But then I suddenly remember the photo and video of my favorite actor..Papa PIOLO! Who else.

I was with my balikbayan mother then when we went to Trinoma and I was about to order in Kenny Rogers. All of a sudden, the people rushed in the middle area near the stage and all were shouting! After ordering, I immediately rushed to our table and asked my mom who was the celebrity called by the emcee. When she said it was Piolo...I LEFT MY MOM! ..hehehe..

OMG! When he was already singing around the crowd, i dunno whether I will take pictures/video or i will pull his hands. ..hahaha...but you can hear me screaming!

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Well, to be able to see him better and closer, I bought the CD he's promoting and later on signed by him. After taking this video, I returned to our table and told my mom that I was not anymore hungry.

Here's another video during CD signing.

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Not too obvious that I'm a real Piolo Fanatic!

Mar 13, 2009

AMAZING Filipina Pilot

Jessica Cox of Tucson was born without arms, but that has only stopped her from doing one thing: using the word "can't."
Doctors never learned why she was born without arms, but she figured out early on that she didn't want to use prosthetic devices.



Jessica Cox, 25, earned a license to fly airplanes on October 10, 2008. Jessica also has two black belts in Tae Kwan-Do, a college degree in Psychology, and a thriving career as a motivational speaker. What doesn't Jessica Cox have? Arms. A bilateral congenital limb deficiency doesn't stop Ms. Cox from achieving and surpassing her goals. From birth on, her feet became her hands. She can drive a car, type 25 words per minute, and fly an airplane using her feet, without any special adaptations. She is the first woman without arms to earn a license to fly. "I highly encourage people with disabilities to consider flying," Cox said. "It helps reverse the stereotype that people with disabilities are powerless into the belief that they are powerful and capable of setting high goals and achieving them." Jessica earned her Sport Pilot certificate after training with Able Flight, a North Carolina flight training company that specializes in helping people with disabilities learn to fly. Ms. Cox won an Able Flight scholarship and was able to train with instructor Parrish Traweek free of charge.












What Hurts.....

  • letting go of a person u've just learned to love
  • reminiscing the good times u shared together
  • shielding ur heart to love somebody
  • trying to hide what u really feel
  • trying to hide the tears that involuntarily fall from ur eyes
  • loving a person too much (agape)
  • giving up someone u never thought of giving up
  • having the right love at the wrong time (para sa mga taga cavite)
  • taking the risk to fall in love again
  • hiding ur relationship from someone else
  • controlling ur feelings to avoid hurting a friend
  • thinking of him every waking and sleeping moment knowing all the while that he never even thinks a single thought of you... (double ouch!!)
  • letting go, because everytime you see the person, you only fall deeper (good move!)
  • holding back only to find out when it's too late, you both felt the same way, but were only scared to lose each other so much that you didn't let the feelings out
  • falling inlove with someone you didnt mean to fall inlove with (silly)
  • finding the perfect guy...with only one prob....he doesnt love you... (pagpilitan ba)
  • helping the one you love "make ligaw" to your friend
  • seeing the one you love crying for someone else
  • the waiting also hurts like hell
  • having to hear "... I've met someone"
  • agreeing to his wish to 'just be friends'.
  • asking his freedom back bcoz 'he'd be happier with her'
  • asking u to 'forget that everything happened' and be 'normal' friends again.
  • hearing that u're treated as a little sis (ouch!)
  • sharing his future plans for the girl with you.
  • u stopped being friends bcoz his gf asked him to.
  • being denied in front of people.
  • telling u lies where he'd been when actually, he was with a 'new friend' or an 'old flame' (whew!)...(triple ouch!!!)
  • he told u he'd be leaving u to return to his ex (d one he left 4 u!)
  • breaking someone's heart
  • fighting for that one thing that would make you happy that is, holding on to a person who can not guarantee you his commitment unless he fix himself...then, you are left hanging for the moment...then he says, time will tell...ang labo lang niya...but you still decided to hope in him and trust him..(labo talaga)
  • PRETENDING you're OK when inside you're dying...(hirap nito..really)
  • PRETENDING to be strong.... and RECOGNIZING your weakness
  • lying in bed each night, thinking of that special person you can never have... (matulog ka kaya)
  • being with someone you can't actually love...
  • pretending you don't love a person whom you actually love...
  • being in love...
  • letting go even if you really don't want to... having no right to say you are huting because it was your decision
  • seeing the person you love hurt because of you... and not being able to help that person...
  • having the courage to say I LOVE YOU to the person you love and finding out afterwards that things will never be the same again when he doesnt treat you with the same closeness as before (it really hurts noh)
  • having to face the fact that someone is capable of completely destroying the wall that you have set for yourself, leaving you weak and vulnerable
  • admitting that you love someone despite his imperfections
  • finding out that the more you try to hate him, the more you end up loving him, perhaps even more than before (martyr... true love..or stupidity)
  • realizing how stupid your mistakes were that led to your break-up.
  • the thought that this guy, used to really love you and you loved him as well kaso you didn't give enough and he gave up on you na
  • Sharing the one you love with SOMEBODY else....."
  • making a promise....and realizing that when the time has come for that promise to be delivered....the commitment is no longer there...
  • the hardest thing about love - believing it exists. After you've been hurt... ...learning to forgive ...learning to trust and love again
But the hardest thing really is learning to love yourself.
We always forget to do this. Always....

50 Ways to LOVE our Children

Here are my two kids: Makoy & Kuya Nikko
Treasure your family:
  1. Hug every morning.
  2. Go to zoos, parades and amusement parks.
  3. Hang their art and awards on the refrigerator.
  4. Create a family traditions
  5. Be patient.
  6. Apologize when grumpy..
  7. Go camping.
  8. Play tic-tac-toe and hide n' seek.
  9. Always carry Band-Aids and gumdrops.
  10. Know their strength.
  11. Compliment them.
  12. Encourage them.
  13. Appreciate them
  14. Eat meals together.
  15. Slow down.
  16. Respect their privacy.
  17. Listen.
  18. Don't discipline in anger.
  19. Be consistent.
  20. Say "I love you" frequently.
  21. Let them be silly.
  22. Accept imperfections.
  23. Reward good behavior.
  24. Explain the rules clearly.
  25. Laugh often.
  26. Go to their favorite restaurant.
  27. Invite their friends over.
  28. Buy ice cream cones.
  29. Go on vacations.
  30. Know when to be gentle and when to be firm.
  31. Make birthdays unforgettable.
  32. Teach responsibility and respect.
  33. Choose your battles.
  34. Don't embarrass them.
  35. Help with schoolwork.
  36. Protect them.
  37. Build memories.
  38. Keep memories.
  39. Say "no" when needed.
  40. Don't yell.
  41. Give gifts.
  42. Model virtues.
  43. Pray with them.
  44. Talk with their teachers
  45. Tell them you're proud of them.
  46. Reach out.
  47. Count stars together
  48. Talk every bedtime
  49. Let go with a blessing.
  50. Pray for them.

Mar 11, 2009

Bag Tag

Gosh! I don't know how to do this...another learning from Niko about this TAG fad. So I should say...thanks again Niko! Good thing i'm the only one who can see the "other" things inside my bag..hehehe... Below is my alternate bag, I'm using this when I feel that my other bag is very heavy (bag itself is heavier than my things inside). I bought this at SM City Marilao last January where most of the items in the department store were on SALE.

It cost me P400-500 for this chic Secosana bag. I chose this because of its many partitions where I can put many of my little items. And more importantly, this bag suits my budget. I often choose dark colors because you cannot see the dirt ....

Things inside my bag: My 2 lucky red wallet (both are gifts), even its already very old and worn out , I don't replace them. Would you believe my coin purse (fake Lacoste) got lost twice (one time it has P6k inside to pay for my debt)...luckily I got them back. I also have my 2 complimentary cellphone, USB, Keys with a nice key chain (pasalubong from a friend). Gosh, most of my things are freebies! I also have my company ID, fan, umbrella, mentos and my favorite Lacoste femme perfume. My lipstick, powder, mascara, comb & japstick are inside that violet pouch (that's a freebie too when i bought my contact lens). Not in the picture- lots of candy wrappers..because i just don't throw it anywhere...


Now here are the rules:

1. Post a picture of whatever bag you are carrying as of late. No, you can't go into your closet and pull out your favorite purse! We want to know what you carried today or the last time you left the house.
2. List how much it cost. And this is not to judge. This is for entertainment purposes only. So spill it. And if there is a story to go along with how you obtained it, we’d love to hear it.
3. Tag some chicks. And link back to this post so people know why the heck you’re showing everyone your bag.

Since I'm just new here, I want to pass this tag to some of my newfound blogger buddies:




Umma ,Amy, Liz, Clarissa,Littlemissfly














Oprah wrote this about men...


  • If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away.If he doesn't want you, nothing can make him stay. (whoa! this sounds familiar!!..hehehe)

  • Stop making excuses for a man and his behavior. Allow your intuition (or spirit) to save you from heartache.

  • Stop trying to change yourself for a relationship that's not meant to be. Slower is better.

  • Never live your life for a man before you find what makes you truly happy.

  • If a relationship ends because the man was not treating you as you deserve then heck no, you can't "be friends". A friend wouldn't mistreat a friend. Don't settle.

  • If you feel like he is stringing you along, then he probably is. Don't stay because you think "it will get better."You'll be mad at yourself a year later for staying when things are not better. (i believe so)

  • The only person you can control in a relationship is you. Avoid men who've got a bunch of children by a bunch of different women. He didn't marry them when he got them pregnant, why would he treat you any differently? (what if you don't know??)

  • Always have your own set of friends separate from his. Maintain boundaries in how a guy treats you.

  • If something bothers you, speak up. Never let a man know everything. He will use it against you later.

  • You cannot change a man's behavior. Change comes from within.

  • Don't EVER make him feel he is more important than you are...even if he has more education or in a better job. Do not make him into a quasi-god. (i agree)

  • He is a man, nothing more nothing less.

  • Never let a man define who you are.

  • Never borrow someone else's man. If he cheated with you, he'll cheat on you. A man will only treat you the way you ALLOW him to treat you.

  • All men are NOT dogs. You should not be the one doing all the bending...compromise is a two way street.

  • You need time to heal between relationships...there is nothing cute about baggage...

  • Deal with your issues before pursuing a new relationship.

  • You should never look for someone to COMPLETE you...
    a relationship consists of two WHOLE individuals...
    look for someone complimentary...
    not supplementary.

  • Dating is fun...
    even if he doesn't turn out to be Mr. Right.

  • Make him miss you sometimes...
    when a man always know where you are, and you're always readily available to him
    - he takes it for granted.

  • Never move into his mother's house.

  • Don't fully commit to a man who doesn't give you everything that you need.
    Keep him in your radar but get to know others.

    Share this with other women and men (just so they know)...You'll make someone smile, another rethink her choices, and another woman prepare.

Kids Marry in Wedding of HOPE


Just want to share with you the article on CBS NEWS:

Planning a wedding is a dream come true for a lot of little girls, but one young bride walked down the aisle much earlier than anyone expected. Early Show correspondent Debbye Turner Bell shared her heartwarming story. "It was a glorious affair, there were 100 guests, beautiful flowers and great music and a very special bride and groom," Bell said. It looks like the wedding every bride dreams of, except this bride is 9 years old. Her groom is 7. Jayla Cooper and Jose Griggs met at the hospital. They both have leukemia, but Cooper's cancer is advancing. When doctors told her family she had just weeks to live, the wedding was her greatest wish.
more details from mid-day news:
Dallas: Texas girl, suffering from leukemia, 'married' her best friend a 7-year-oldWedding bells rang this past Sunday for a rather uncommon bride and groom, nine-year-old Jayla and her now husband, seven-year-old Jose Griggs. But this union of children isn't due to some twisted religious rite.
till death do us part: Jayla Cooper and Jose Griggs Jayla Cooper was diagnosed with leukemia two years ago and according to doctors, has come to the end of her path. Childhood leukemia, depending upon the type, has improved with treatment over the years but there is still a rate of recidivation either due to malignancies or later recurrences.For two years, Jayla spent her home away from home at the Children's Medical Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders in Dallas, TX where she met her future husband and leukemia patient, Jose when he was 5. So, after two years of sharing a bond that most people will never understand, the parents of both children gave Jayla her dying wish.On the biggest day of her life, the little girl continued to show others how to live life to the fullest, smiling brightly as she walked beside her father, Jerrod Cooper, down the isle adorned in a lovely white gown. For the time, every person in the room seemed to have set aside any feeling other than joy for the couple, grasping tightly to the moments that remain.As for the seven-year-old groom, his mother said in the article that "he's having a hard time dealing with this" because he is aware that she is dying and he doesn't want her to "go." Jose is recovering from his leukemia.So in an effort to fulfill as much of her child's dreams as possible, Lisa Cooper continues to give her daughter all that she can so that her last days here on earth are more than hospital beds and distressed family members.The happy couple spent their honey moon at Great Wolf Lodge, an indoor family waterpark in Grapevine, TX complete with waterslides, kiddie spa and arcade. A honeymooners paradise... for a couple of kids.

Mar 8, 2009

Obando Fertility Dance



For almost 36 years, I live in the famous town of Obando where Fertility Dance Festival is celebrated every month of May. As much as possible I always make a leave of absence from May 17-19 to participate in the street dancing.
The Obando Fertility Dance is a festival where couples who hope to be blessed by children perform street dances in a long procession. The Fertility Dance of Obando is both a festival and a prayerful appeal for devotees. It has attracted a lot of tourists (local & foreign). Many childless local celebrities visit our town fiesta, just last year Beth Tamayo & husband Johnny Wong were here. Three or four years ago I saw Monsour del Rosario with his wife gracefully danced on the streets. Luckily they now have a child.
Aside from the devotees like us, couples who are childless, maidens & bachelors who want husbands & wives and those who are appealing for bountiful harvests or a special intention appeal for heavenly intercession and dance to the three Patron Saints: Nuestra Senora de Salambao, San Pascual de Baylon & Sta. Clara.
You’ll be amazed at the huge number of childless couples, thankful parents, and grateful parishioners & tourists clad in colorful costumes dance on the streets followed by the images of the three patron saints while singing the song Santa Clara Pinung-Pino.
Whether it works or not, the Fertility Dance is a timeless tradition that bids a prayer of request or thanks and draws in a lot of curious visitors from all over the country. Whether you believe it or not, take part of the festivity and enjoy both a solemn and a joyful celebration of life
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I bet this will be another memorable fiesta again because its also the birthday of my hubby...and they all thought we were wishing for a baby girl. No i'm not! i'm just doing it for the tradition...

Mar 6, 2009

Judy Ann & Ryan = Feng Shui (Marriage)


Pronounced "fung shway", feng shui literally means wind & water. Its roots are 5,000 years old.
It promotes Prosperity, Good Health and general well being by examining how energy flows through a particular room, house or building.
When to feng shui?
  • Plan to move to a new house
  • Quarrels with spouse
  • Have a negative premonition
  • Does not feel comfortable at home
  • Wedding Date
Juday was very vocal in her recent interviews that they are still waiting for the answer of the feng shui expert/master which will be the right date for her to tie the knot with Ryan. Well, i'm a little bit disappointed because there's nothing wrong following tips like these when it conerns our house, etc. But the wedding date? I heard they moved their wedding date originally set on May 4, because its not a good date according to feng shui.
well, we make our own destiny.... she should follow her instincts, her heart in decisions like this. Above anything else, Juday should keep her faith in God. We cannot blame her, she has her own life to control....maybe or i believe she should not discuss this feng shui thing in public. Even her friend Claudine reacted that if she wants to marry, just do it . Juday is already 30 years old, i hope she wouldn't consult to feng shui when is the best time for her to bear a child....God Bless us all!

May you rest in PEACE...Francis M

Rapper & Eat Bulaga Host Francis M, only 44 years old succumbed to Leukemia today at Medical City in Mandaluyong.
He was the son of the very popular love tandem of Pancho Magalona & Tita Duran.
Eat Bulaga was on a tour then when their producer noticed that his fever is on & off and his temperature is high during afternoon. She suggested that once they returned to Manila, he should consult a doctor rightaway.
That's the only time they discovered of his unwanted illness.
For quite a time, they kept mum on his condition because he doesn't want a media publicity about his serious illness.
I read a forwarded email last year how he kept a journal about his medications and blood transfusions, his daughter Maxene even took pictures.
Sep 10, 2008, he was discharged to the hospital and back in his Antipolo house. He was very thankful of his more stable condition. He thanked his Doctors, anonymous donors of precious blood and those people who prayed for him. I even prayed for him too...
Then his line was "For now I am alive 1 day at a time".

Mar 5, 2009

Relationships
















I've been hearing different kinds of problems in various relationships most commonly on marital issues and more specifically about infidelity. Because of our shortage in "men" (I mean a real one), more single ladies especially those who are nearing the age of late 30's are too enthusiastic to have a steady boyfriend even with married men. not considering what kind of trouble they are up to and the relationship that they are trying to destroy. huh! and I can really relate about this one...huhuhu.
Anyways, I have talked to someone who's in her mid 40's, still single and no boyfriend at all. She told me she doesn't want to live her life all alone so she decided to have a child. Obviously her problem is a partner, so she decided to call her previous boyfriend... they reconnect their ties again...
AND eventually he became her sperm donor. They both agreed that he will give her a child with no strings attached. their relationship ran smoothly. they only meet (and mate!) during her fertile period. So there's like a little chance of luck if she will get pregnant.
unfortunately after several months of attempt she hasn't conceive yet.
She chose to be in this very hard situation just to have a child. she's fully aware that that she's doing is wrong...but all I can do is to listen to her. i cannot condemn her wrongdoing neither is she advising me to commit same kind of mistakes.
i just want to wish her luck and for a healthy baby coming soon....

before, i only hear this kind of story in movies or televisions. i have to thank God that I'm just lucky enough...





Mar 4, 2009

The Ultimate Status Bag











SNN (Showbiz News Ngayon) brought our attention on its featured expensive bags, shoes, wallets and even yacht of our local celebrities. Expensive shoes of Toni Gonzaga, LV (Original & Fake) of Ai Ai delas Alas…
Ann Curtis bought in Hongkong a headdress worth P35,000, and would you believe Willy Revillame’s yacht was roughly bought P70M paid in cash! But what really caught our attention were the HERMES bags of Ruffa Mae Quinto & Sharon Cuneta.
For ordinary people, many are Ignoramus of that brand. Simply because only well-off people can afford to buy that precious brand. Huh, there are still plenty of people shopping and buying ridiculously expensive bags from the luxury house.
But well, as they reason out, it’s only a prize/gift from their hard earned money. At least, they don’t need to be a corrupt politician to be able to have that luxuries.
I’m wondering what’s in that bag to have cost that amazingly high! Hermes bags are crafted by hand with the most amazing skins in the world. Only few is aware of the secret blindstamp and craftsman id on the strap. There is so much about Hermes bags that make them the finest in the world. Apparently, there are special tissue paper craftsman who spend their entire lives folding tissue paper for Hermes bags! The stitching is also unparalleled. It is sturdy you can carry rocks in them! The stitching is the first giveaway between faux or real.
Did you know that only five Hermes Birkin handbags are produced each week? Yes, and were you aware that it takes anywhere from 18 to 25 hours just to create one of these magnificent bags?
The waiting lists for these bags are tremendously long and thus, it is no wonder they are so frequently the subject of the purse counterfeiter.
Hence, it is called “The Ultimate Status Bag”. Hermes was a Greek God Name which means Messenger for the Gods. No wonder, it costs a lot.