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2010 Mantra

This coming 2010, lift it all up to God.


For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. - Jer. 29:11


Happy New Year Everyone!

Thank you 2009. Welcome 2010!

Before 2009, I drafted my new year's wants and wishes, and a few resolution to myself. The 2009 resolution list included:

5. lessen my unsolicited commenting to people around me
(not that I comment bad, I just have to lessen!)
4. more time with kids and hubby
3. lessen shopping and saving more
2. getting a breather for 2009

and of course!

1. lessen my Coke intake.

Reviewing the resolutions I have made, I am convinced now that I have been a good girl. I was able to achieve them all, except I guess for number 2. 2009, although a difficult year was a busier one for me, thus, I didn't get a breather, and what I got me was an abused body, thus, before the year ended, the body asked for rest, and I am giving it one, now.

KG, like me, would like to totally ban Coke in her life. I know it is difficult, the reason why I cannot say totally ban, but lessen. This year, the same resolution goes for me. I believe I made good in my number 1 resolution last year, but this remains on my list until I …

2009 Year-end Sickness

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It's been a long time that I am annoyed with my cough and colds. More than three weeks already. This started soon after hubby went to Iloilo, and when he came back, I was already wiping the nose. I didn't bother taking meds at first because I thought it will just go away with water therapy. But weeks came, and the cough felt like staying, and worsening. My first ever to be this sick since birth as I have been healthy all along. I only visited the hospital twice in my lifetime, and that is to give birth to my kids. And the only docs I visited were my OB, and my allergocologist.

I self-medicated knowing a little help from here and there will do the trick, but the meds I took were of no avail as I felt myself crawling in sick. I still have duties to finish and the holidays are rushing, so I was off to and fro to finish stuffs, buy this and that, go there and there, attend parties and events, until, after Christmas day, I felt chest pains every time I cough.

I miss the feeling of re…

Photographer in the Making?

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As I have told you in some of my posts, we bloggers here in Gensan, even the whole Soccsksargen area unite ourselves in the world of blogging, and because of this network, we have considered ourselves an organization that will cater first-hand and the truest information we can give you through our posts.

But words are not enough to promote our beautiful place in Mindanao, so through generous hearts, Sir Orman and Sir Bariles, they gave us our early Christmas gift by asking the ever great photographer and journalist of Davao, Ms. Jojie Alcantara to teach us the ropes of basic Photojournalism. Thanks too to Sir Gilbert for asking The Farm to be the venue.

This happened at The Farm, in Carpenter Hills, Koronadal City. The Farm sponsored for our sumptuous lunch.


The workshop was good, the best ever I have been to. It was fun and I was able to meet friendly youngsters who also blog.

There was only a few of us, less than thirty, as the date was set on a Monday, and many were still at work, but …

My Thankful Heart

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Lord, thank you so much for what the year has been, all the blessings, the gifts, the flow of strength and all that was showered upon us.

Thank you also for the trials, the storms, the floods, the weaknesses that we hurdled. We became stronger because we trusted in You and knew we can survive because You certainly won't leave us.

Thank you for friends, close friends, neighbors, officemates who have made life better for us because they are around. Than you for online friends who continue to read our rants and raves even if we are only bonded by this special thing called the Internet.

Thank you also for those people who made our lives difficult. They may be the annoying people we have to deal with but they shape our character, and hopefully, they shape it for a better one.

Thank you for the work we still have while others have none. Thank you because you have shown us the importance of working hard in order to feed our mouths and not to steal.

Thank you for Mother Nature. We may have had…

The Pacman Revolution

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Not everyone can be so lucky to be invited to Manny Pacquiao's birthday bash which they tagged as the Pacman Revolution, but I was one of the lucky few considering that a good friend, Ate Jinky did something good for the Pacman.

Now, no good deed comes unrewarded, so she was invited but didn't get to convince her husband to come along because of the "strictly formal" dress code, so she chose me!

Entering KCC Convention Center, you will notice a number of tarpaulins hung on the wall, this one's of their family in black and white. Notice the number of people under the image, that is how wide the tarpaulin is, for everyone to see.

The multitude of invited guests, having their dinner. The food was awesome, almost all the famous food caterers in the city were tapped to feed the said 2000 guests. Free-flowing beer, food, water, pastries, and a lot more were served. But if you are unlucky to be far from the food, you will sure be starved as the food were scattered surround…

To my ex-BF

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There's only one thing i'd like you to know.
YOU complete ME!
Happy Birthday!

I'm so thankful to have
A husband like you
There is no other
Who could fill your shoes!

I love you very much!

Looking Back

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The year 2009 has brought me and my family a lot of things to be thankful for. You have all been aware of what my life has been, and what I and my husband have done in order to survive this leaving year, and I am just glad that although life has been full of ups and downs, the ups always rule, because even when we are down, the Lord always picks us up.

Before I say goodbye to 2009, let me share to you the things I am thankful for.


We moved to the new house because of the robbery. The robbers got the mattress yet, the Lord didn't take sleep away from us. We could always rest with our minds at peace. The robbers may have taken with them the electric fan, but we still can breathe fresh air. The Lord has breathed in us the hope in pursuing for tomorrow.

We have the new (second hand) car. Thank you Lord, but there were some instances when we need the car fixed, and during those times, we had nothing. But I thank the Lord that those times may be tough, yet, we survived.

I am thankful that t…

Gio's Mongolian BBQ

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Hubby went to Iloilo last Friday, but because I don't want to miss him that much, and because the free dinner for two that we got from Gensan News Online Mag's Blogoversary Giveaway arrived at a proper timing, we grabbed the chance to dine at Gio's Mongolian Grill and BBQ in Tiongson Arcade, Lagao, Gen. Santos City.

Owned by Mr. Allan Sanidad, also the owner of Abi's Goto House, this Mongolian thing is new for me and hubby. We passed by this resto once already but didn't pursue as hubby doesn't eat much seafoods, and our minds went blank as to how we can order the food to eat.

this photo from Bariles

All the stuffs you want to put in your food are placed on the table and you have to pick whatever stuffs you want in your plate. Isn't that nice? But then again, i have been used to eating what my heart wants by trying to imagine them with their names. Say, pinakbet, and you have the image of pinakbet in your mind.

With Gio's Mongolian, you pick everything. And…

Fifteen Days Before Christmas

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Fifteen days and it's Christmas, how fast time flies. And since the spirit of Christmas is already moving amidst us, I just want to share this with you. I don't know who wrote this, but it sure is one thing worth sharing to everybody!

True Meaning of Christmas
Just a week before Christmas I had a visitor. This is how it happened. I just finished the household chores for the night and was preparing to go to bed, when I heard a noise in the front of the house. I opened the door to the front room and to my surprise, Santa himself stepped out next to the fireplace.

"What are you doing?" I started to ask. The words choked up in my throat and I saw he had tears in his eyes. His usual jolly manner was gone. Gone was the eager, boisterous soul we all know. He then answered me with a simple statement . . .

"TEACH THE CHILDREN!" I was puzzled. What did he mean? He anticipated my question and with one quick movement brought forth a miniature toy bag from behind the tree. …

My First PBA Experience

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Did you see me on TV? Hah, yes I was on TV!

I was given a chance to watch an ALL ACCESS PBA game between The Coca Cola Tigers and Talk N' Text Tropang Texters tonight. We arrived on the third quarter but it was worth every minute of the game. I was rooting for the Coca Cola Tigers for the reason that I am an avid Coca Cola drinker, and Kenneth Duremdes who hails from Koronadal City coaches the team, and one Francis Allera is also a resident of the city.

The shouting, the jumping, I mean from the fans that is, are overwhelming that I find myself enjoying the hype, the action that I can only hear myself shouting Defense! Shoot! NO! Tres!

Spell FUN, and it's SUPER FUN!

I never imagined it would be this fun watching a PBA game in the ringside. It was way way back in college that I have waged in PBA games. I was then an avid supporter of Alaska, and what ruins my night is when Ginebra wins over them. I thought they played bloody dirty. And I thought then that Johnny Abarrientos was th…

Crazy Weather

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The start of the Christmas season brought me to my noses. Yes, you heard it right, because from time to time, I would touch my nose and sniff. It's been a long while that I have not had any cold, or any fever, but when bacteria attacks, be careful, they attack the kids first.


We do have a crazy weather here, and I don't know how to figure this crazy weather out. It is scorching hot in the mornings till noon, and rains in the afternoon, while it's awfully cold especially in the wee mornings.

My boy was the first attacked by the flu, next is Tabebs, and now, it's my turn. I'm just thankful that my kids didn't have some serious colds, i was able to give them a few drops of the medication and they're up and about.

No one can pretend to be the PAGASA by just checking the clouds for it will only be a disappointment. So just to be sure, here are a few tips.

1. Wear jackets or something that will keep you warm especially in the cold mornings. If you can get yourself a…