Call me a hypocrite, but what I want for Christmas has nothing to do with what material things I wish to have. Although, I would appreciate very much if someone would give me a pot of gold, or a bottle of my favorite wine, or a serpentine table, or the bottle of perfume that I am eyeing. But then, hey, I can afford to buy them if I put my mind to really getting them.
What I do want is for me and my colleagues to have a better work environment, for me and my family to have better relations, for everyone that I love to have a happy and progressive future and for me and my daughter to stay stronger in bond and love. It's not the material things that count. But they can somehow give temporary thrills and enjoyment..
Today, as I opened my Facebook, I was saddened by what had flooded my screen.. I am saddened by the grim end of the lives of twenty elementary school children and six adults, in Connecticut, USA.
Here's a video of President Obama as he addressed the press about it..
My heart aches at this early morning.. One can only imagine the pain of their parents at this time..
Tonight is the night for Doctoring the Law.The Christmas Charity Concert for the benefit of Thrive CDO. It will be held at the Rodelsa Hall of Liceo de Cagayan University in Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City. This is organized and presented by Friends of Thrive CDO, directed by Owen Jaen, and written by Anlyn Baqui. Musical Director is Neil (Francois) Go. Of course, the stars to tonight's show are Samantha S. Tan and Mavy Cooper De Leon...
No tickets to buy, just donations of no less than P300.00 that should go a along way.
Watching this show and supporting cureLauncher, are just two ways in which we support cancer advocacy. The latter is designed to advocate for clinical trials and medical research projects to advance this ground-breaking, life-saving research and fund them as well.
At last! The Fairy Hobmother have finally found me. That is something to celebrate because he will be granting me a wish. I wish for a new range top or maybe a new washing machine.. hmmmm.. I am too excited I can not think straight, hahahaha..
And I thought everything is gray and dull.. Yesterday, I got word that we shall all join the fun run tomorrow. My colleague said that there is a memo, and whether we like it or not, we are tasked to go. And we need to PAY. Well, it may just be a small amount, but it will be for something that I do not have the heart, nor the energy of doing. I felt it was unfair because there are only a few of us who are forced to do so, while the others, they may be given other tasks for the weekend, but in return, they also get service credits and they do not have to wake up at 4 in the morning. That is is yet the time for me to start sleeping on weekends, for my freelance online gigs. How can you call something as a fun run if at the very start, it's not fun at all? So yesterday, I came home with a heavy heart. My boss is being unfair and is playing favorites! I felt so downhearted.
But lo and behold! A package arrived for me, and they were all really nice gifts.
And this morning, another gift was sent my way. Thanks to the Fairy Hobmother for granting me my wish! Yay!
It is indeed Christmas! I am expecting more positive things and more blessings in the next few days. I pray that those who have survived Typhoon Pablo, shall also see some light as the days turn.
It's another Saturday with no water. We missed the specific time that water is still flowing abundantly, because of the cold weather today. Our buns were still asleep, hehehe. Anyway, water or no water, we have to take down the
linens, clean the jalousies and wash some of the laundry. What a fun Saturday-- struggling with no water at that.
Having no water on a Saturday is quite normal for us. I guess it is because most of the people in our area do their washing on this day. Good thing that after the passing of Typhoon Pablo, water is restored, although it comes during midnight, and in the wee hours of the morning to end only before six.
After so many years of planning, we have finally stepped inside the oldest church in Bohol.. Baclayon Church. It's not just a tpurist destination, but a pilgrimage for my sister, so I tagged her along during our recent trip to Bohol.
It's a weekend. Fridays are usually spent by me and my sister here at the apartment with a few movies to watch, preferably Vampire movies and horror movies, with lots of chips, crackers and some drinks. We do this as a breather for our very busy schedules doing our separate tasks on a regular basis. When we could not find movies to watch on cable, it's usually with our downloaded movies as well as the dvds that we could find earlier in the week. Today, however, we found a crazy dvd that isn't what it is supposed to be. We bought a dvd on monsters, but mind you, it was not at all what we paid for. In it, one will find yoga dvds in one. Instead of deciding to return the dvd, we have decided on keeping it, for what it is. Who knows, one day, we could do all the poses on video. hehehe
Last week, my colleagues and I were in Bohol, attending a convention for Values Education. I find it really funny that people, including ourselves, had to take pictures with the posters, tarpaulins and even the stage backdrop as background.
Then there are the photos with supervisors and all other Values Education staff, teachers and bosses in the national level. It was overwhelming, yet humbling at the same time. We learned so much in our three day experience, that we shall treasure for the rest of our careers.
These two classy ladies will sing their heart out in this Christmas Benefit Concert for THRIVE, Cagayan de Oro City's Breast Cancer Awareness Advocacy Group. I was told that the said Christmas Charity Concert is for the treatment for an indigent breast cancer patient supported by THRIVE.
Doctoring the Law stars Doc Mavy Cooper De Leon and Atty. Sam S. Tan. So join them in this classy evening, December 15, 2012 at the Rodelsa Hall, of Liceo de Cagayan University, Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City. There are no tickets, but donations of P 300 for those who wish to watch. Just call the contact number listed above for more details.
Oh, before I drown myself looking for cheap bass at Musicians friend, I would first help them by spreading word about this cause. It takes a community to help, right?
In all selling areas, be it the marketplace or the supermarkets, canteens and snack bars, plastic is NOT ALLOWED anymore. Which is actually very good. Mall shops use paper bags for their products, and most stores have also started using recycled mesh bags, and ecobags.
I love the idea as it is actually better for our environment. Also, I love the fact that this is now government regulated.
A few more weeks and Christmas is finally at our doorsteps. I am excited for all the activities and events that we are joining. Plus the friends and family who will be joining us to celebrate. I am also excited for my Christmas loot. Boy, I am feeling like a child again. I hope there will be a bottle of Perry Ellis 18 for me, a patagonia fleece jacket, some bags or purses, and well, anything that is heartily given.
I am also excited for our outreach and our feeding program. It will be a first that I am part of the organizing team, so I can not wait for the execution of all our plans.
My office mate is excited as well, as Christmas day is her birthday.
Oh it's a rainy day. So many people have shouted about the rain in Facebook, and I was quite amazed at how people spend the rainy morning. One was busy cooking his favorite rainy day food, while others dream of dozing off the cold weather. A friend of mine is busy storing cigars as his side of the house where he keeps them, have been dripping into the built-in cabinets.
While I, I am busy doing the grades for the project that my students have passed. If this rain will only stop, we could all have our normal routines.
Here's some treat for all users of Myra Vitamin E lotion and facial cream. Look.. look.. look.. I just bought these from Mercury at Divisoria. I may just be able to get some more from any of the other Mercury Drugstores. They have been selling like hotcakes that these ones are the ones that's left at the shelf, lol.. I got all of them, yay!
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We were invited to watch Breaking Dawn Part 2 of the Twilight Saga. And I must admit that it was quite a good movie compared to the other Twilight movies I saw. I guess it was because of the vision of Alice that she shared to Aro, the Volturi leader. There was so much action and I love it.
Everyone's talking about the opening of Centrio. Yesterday, in most of my classes, the students asked if I am excited to be at Centrio too. Of course, I am excited, but yesterday I was really busy that I was not able to attend some blogger invites. After all, it was still a Friday, and I am a teacher from Monday to Friday. But today, I will be going there to attend an invitation with my fellow bloggers. And perhaps I can find a shop that sells garage flooring tiles, after our event. We have been planning to have new garage flooring tiles at my parent's place, but we have not really decided on the design, and tiles can provide the inspiration for that.
At Facebook, and Twitter, Centrio opening has also been trending since early morning of Thursday. People have been talking about their excitement about the place, and the artists that graced the occasion. Not to mention, ASAP, a popular show on television, was also there yesterday, and it will air on Sunday. From my friends updates, I saw the many people who went there.. WOW..
I have a current give-away. But I am also planning to add another one.. I think I will just have to incorporate the prizes above for the current give-away or maybe I will just create a new one... tsk tsk tsk.. Kinda undecided here..
Another day to go and it is soon going to be All Souls Day, and there after, All Saints Day. Everyone's busy cleaning up the tomb of loved ones in the cemetery as well as prepping for candles and flowers to use over the weekend. Prices have doubled and tripled since last week. I wonder if people will be bringing threaded rods or hammers and all other tools to use. And why should there be tools to use? Some cemeteries have no care takers that family of the departed will have to do the clean up on their own, fix whatever needs fixing and beautify the place. At Oro Gardens however, we need some tools to pitch the tent for us to rest in as we go through the night bonding with family and some close friends, at the cemetery.