Showing posts from November, 2014

Connect the Dots of Sarangani's History at Munato Festival

The province of Sarangani is celebrating its 22 nd founding anniversary and the 12 th   MunaTo Festival. This festival commemorates the birth of Sarangani Province with the celebration of its People, Culture, and Treasures. Sarangani Province was born through the efforts of Congressman James L. Chiongbian in 1992, by the passing of Republic Act 7228.   Formerly the area was part of the 3 rd District of South Cotabato. It became a separate province on May 19, 1992. MunaTo Festival is coined from two Blaan words that means “First People”.   The anthropomorphic jars found in the caves of Maitum (Ayub, Pinol, and Sagel), give clues to Mindanao’s early history and of the Philippines as a whole. The carbon dated anthropomorphic jars depicts that Maitum was the home of early civilization dating back to the Metal age. The original jars are currently in the National Museum for safekeeping and exhibition.   Based on the historical time line of the early history of the Philipp

Love Yourself, Nurture Yourself, Gift Yourself

The rule for cash bonuses is that they will be released not earlier than November 15, so I'm guessing that you may already be enjoying your bonuses and the second tranche of your 13th month nowadays. Ours just reached our cards last night and I am so thankful for these blessings. It's as if the government, no matter how much it has been abusing us, has rewarded us with even a little share of its riches.  But because I don't think I have nurtured myself enough this whole year of 2014 so I'm gifting myself one item that I have long been eyeing at the malls. Actually, I have three items on my list, but since I am one scrooge, I am just buying myself one of these, and as for the other two, I'm hinting Santa Claus to give it to me as reward for being good. Teehee.  I am an avid fan of backpacks since way immemorial. It may be because the first bag that my Dad gave me was an orange backpack he bought for me from Cagayan de Oro, that stuck in my head since I was li

Would I Want a Big House?

We went to a meeting at Malungon and it was hosted by a teammate's parents. The family invited us to have the meeting in their home which was an hour's ride away from the city. It was a warm welcome for us since we won't have to shell out for our own expenses for food. So we welcomed the idea of them treating us to lunch.  It was a very unanticipated plan but we were all excited.  It's the second time we visited the place but we are more excited about how the place looked with their Christmas decors on. I love big houses, but mine's not even a fourth of this mansion. Tina's parents got this house as a gift from the Pacman. Whoa! Oh yes, they're kinda known that's the reason why I'm not giving you a clue as to who owned this house. But let me just tour you around. This is their living room, and may I say this is the largest of their three living rooms.  There is another one adjacent to this big sofa. And was it the only house I have

Christmas Toyland in SM Gensan

It’s the most awaited season of the year again, the season of joy, love and hope. It is the time of the year where everyone gets ecstatic and elated especially the children. This year, they are given the focus as the lighting of the giant Christmas tree is themed in Toyland. The setting will be decorated with different kinds of toys and gifts which will be guarded by toy soldiers. A marching band will parade along the mall to invite the shoppers to witness the momentous lighting of the giant Christmas tree. The crowd will be entertained by a choir who will be singing Christmas carols with ballerinas dancing with them. Also, indoor fireworks will add more delight as the giant Christmas tree is being lighted for the kids and kids at heart. Christmas is the time to celebrate this very special season with family and friends. It’s time to be happy and peaceful, and to give and share the blessings. The essence of Christmas is the idea of gift-giving with Santa Claus around and gives th