Monday, December 15, 2008

3rd Philippine Olympic Festival 2008, Cagayan de Oro City Taekwondo Match

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Olonggapo Vs Davao 3rd Philippine Olympic Festival 2008, Cagayan de Oro City

3rd Philippine Olympic Festival 2008, Cagayan de Oro City Arnis Match

Friday, December 12, 2008

Opening of 3rd Philippine Olympic Festival 2008 fireworks display

3rd Philippine Olympic Festival 2008, Cagayan de Oro City



December 11-16, 2008 Pelaez Sport Center, Cagayan de Oro City hosted The 3rd Philippine Olympic Festival. Misamis Oriental Governor Oscar S. Moreno officiated the opening of the Olympic and successfully opened with the presence of Jose S. Cojuanco Jr., President of POC and some of the politicians coming from different places all over the country to support the event.

The usual Olympic way torch relay was carried by athletes entering the newly developed Pelaez Sports Complex passing through complex ground to Olympic cauldron. The event was ended by fireworks display which amazed everyone.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Putting Self into Action

As I woke up this morning, I dreamed about water, numbers, money and my family. So I said to myself, Lord let your will be done for me today for I know my life is in your hand. As I read Today’s Scripture of Joel Osteen Ministries found in Philemon 1:6, which says “And I am praying that you will put into action the generosity that comes from your faith as you understand and experience all the good things we have in Christ”. I feel that I am actually worried of something and it seems like I lost my faith in the Lord. The scripture today really fits into my spiritual needs. The Bible tells us that faith without work is dead. It means that if we don’t put our faith into action it is not really faith, but merely nice ideas. When God actually does work in our lives, it affects us through our words, thoughts, actions and life’s perceptions.
Then I realized that when certain worries about something will tend to affect me, I should not really worry. I ask God to work in my life instead, and He did perfectly to me this morning. I received blessings far more than I expect. I praise Him for His sustaining grace that is sufficient for those who believe in Him.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Senate President Manuel Villar


The Philippine Senate President Manuel Villar surrenders his position Monday afternoon November 17, 2008 due to lack of support of the majority. Villar resigned before being voted out during session and introduced to the public his replacement Senator Juan Ponce Enrile. Fourteen of the senators voted for Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile in motion nominating him as the new Senate President.
Villar stepped down earlier and didn’t wait for the Senate to introduce its Senate resolution on Monday afternoon’s session. He faces the inevitable ethics complaint based on the double entry budget for 2008 C-5 road project worth P 200 million. It was Sen. Panfilo Lacson who uncovered the alleged illegal 2008 national budget entry of two identical projects.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Lorena Rojas as Isabel Arroyo of El Cuerpo Del Deseo diagnosed with Breast Cancer


According to People En Spañol magazine dated October 3, 2008. Actress Lorena Rojas, 36, has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. Although the news came as a shock to her, she is calm and relieved, since it was detected very early on.

"Her mammogram results came out positive. There was a small tumor, and it was confirmed that it was malignant," said the sister of Lorena, Mayra Rojas, to Televisa Espectáculos. Doctors detected a tumor in her mammogram, and although it was caught in its initial phase, she'll have to undergo vigorous treatment.
"Lorena is doing well, and she has hope. She has everyone's support, including Telemundo, which is the company she's working for now in the U.S”., said her sister, in reference to Lorena's telenovela Pecados ajenos. She will have surgery on the affected breast as soon as possible.
Lorena Rojas sent out the following press release to Latin Gossip Magazine: “The mystery of life doesn’t worry me; I fear the dark rift between ignorance and the little information that disarms anyone in the fight to defeat this illness; that is why I am in search of my shield and my spear to win this battle.”
We are sure you’re going to win this fight Ms. Lorena Rojas. We’re here praying for you. We know you’ll find your weaponry to beat this.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Breast Cancer

The National Breast Cancer Foundation estimates each year, over 200,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer and over 40,000 die. One woman in eight either has or will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Approximately 1,700 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 450 will die each year. The National Cancer Institute and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommend women in their forties and older have mammograms every one to two years. (According to Breast Cancer Site)
A mammogram can often find a lump that is too small to be felt. Sometimes a woman finds a lump during a breast self-exam. During a regular physical exam, your doctor can check your breasts to look for lumps or changes. Sometimes the doctor will put a needle into the lump to take out some fluid or tissue (needle for biopsy).
Breast cancer is many women’s worst fear. But experts have made great progress in treating cancer. If it is found early, breast cancer can often be cured, and it is not always necessary to remove the breast. Early detection of breast cancer saves lives. The earlier a breast cancer is detected; the more likely it is that treatment can be curable.

The Body of Desire or "El Cuerpo Del Deseo"




I'm sure you've seen many good Latin soaps, even some great ones. As for me, I am a bit sad that the telenovela that I used to watch every afternoon has come to its end. Today, is the end part the soap and though it took us long to see the whole part but its worth waiting for. Not once I felt tired of watching it vividly.
I’d never seen one that takes my breath away with its Passion scenes like El Cuerpo del Deseo does. “El Cuerpo Del Deseo” means “The Body of Desire”. The title has strong implication about the whole story itself.

Do you believe in Life’s Second Chance or Reincarnation?

Well, this is the exact happening of the soap when Pedro Jose Donoso, a wealthy old man fell in love with a gorgeous and ambitious younger woman, Isabel Arroyo. He dies suddenly, but returns to Earth through passing of a soul into another body after death or transmigration, in the body of Salvador Cerinza, a handsome and poor family man. Pedro Jose searches for everything he lost, uncovering secrets, truths and deceptions. Ultimately, he must set things straight and save those who truly loved him.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Exploring Cagayan de Oro River's Whitewater Rafting








Cagayan de Oro River has everything that makes for an awesome and memorable experience with awesome power of water cascading over the rocks and boulders. Whitewater rafting and kayaking has been one of the city tourism activities being promoted in the river by the city administration and department of tourism. Many tourists came to try the beautiful and spectacular River of Cagayan de Oro. Many Philippine artists/TV personalities also have tried the whitewater rafting here and even the Philippine President, President Arroyo presently came to experience the adventure and discover the thrill of nature at its wildest. and the challenges of rapids.
Before climbing into the raft boat, our guide gave us a briefing, mostly on how to execute the guide’s command when to paddle easy, deep, forward, backward and relax. The challenges of rapids took us for more than 3 hours of adventure but whole experienced was far more than enough to express for us first timer.

Rappelling and Zip line Video at Macahambus Adventure Park, Cagayan de Oro City

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Rappelling and Zip line at Cagayan de Oro City






Cagayan de Oro City is nevertheless a place that has never been behind to nature sports. One of the best places to visit is the Macahambus Adventure Park, a natural getaway that offers much to the adventurous and sporty individuals. The park is located at Barangay Lumbia, 25 minutes ride from the city and 10 minutes drive away from airport.
The park is actually designed to immerge oneself to extreme sports of full breathtaking thrill experience by crossing the Sky Bridge, which runs for 123 meters across a height of 150 meters. Rappelling and Zip Line Experience, which makes your adventure an ultimate and heart-pounding once-in-a-lifetime rush experience. This experience of hanging and sliding through a heavy duty cable at a height of 150 feet below the ground is incomparable experience and is best way to overcome ones fear.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Timoga Spring Pool, Iligan City





After long days of work, we decided to spend time to relax and enjoy the icy-cold and crystal-clear water that flows naturally at Timoga Spring Pool. Timoga spring has different sizes of pool which makes everybody enjoys their stay at the place. The resort is located along the highway and it is very accessible by land to all locals and tourists visited Iligan City. Everyday, many people from other places just come to experience Iligan’s one Proudest Tourist destination, Timoga Spring Pool.

Friday, October 3, 2008

The day of Fiesta, September 29, 2008






The whole day we were so busy preparing the food for the fiesta and thanksgiving of my sister-in-law. This year is my first year being part of the family and celebrate with them in such occasion. I have taken some pictures of the food we served for lunch.


Thank God for keeping the City safe all throughout the festival. In spite of Terrorists threats, the City Celebrated the fiesta successful and peaceful.



Lechon Baka and Lechon Baboy are being serve


hhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmm.... Sarap!!! Sarap!!!.... Lami!!! Lami!!!

Family Day at Cemetery




Every Sunday, it has been a tradition to my hubby's family to visit the graveyard of their grandparents to offer food. I have taken mama and papa a picture. The other picture taken with me and my two nephews Enghoy and Engheng..



Thank God for bringing back the peaceful town safe and normal again.

Iligan City Travel





For these past days, hubby and I went to visit his family. During the stay, we witnessed the town’s Kasadya Festival. We’ve seen many people from other places came to visit Iligan City in spite of threats. We have taken pictures during the town's festival.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Kwake Kwake




Kwake Kwake o Quake Quake -is one of the Filipino Delicacies and being improved to become more presentable and superb to Filipino's taste. This is actually deep fried "Penoy o Pinoy Egg" coated with mix flour and water. The Egg is serve with cucumber, chopped onions, spicy vinegar and a little of sweet sauce.

Sopas Ala Shane


Thursday, September 18, 2008

Spiral Pasta Salad




Today, my hubby suffers from fever and has no good appetite of eating. I prepared him viand which he usually likes to eat for lunch and dinner but still his palate never approved the taste of my cooking. Tonight, before going to bed i decided to prepare him Spiral Pasta Salad. This is actually my new invention of salad and it successfully captures his choosy palate.



Spiral Pasta
Ham
Cream of Mushroom Soup
Small amount of Mayonnaise
Small amount of All Purpose Cream
Crushed Pineapple
Minced Carrots
Minced Onion
Thyme Powder and Parsley Powder

My Talent




It is September once again and I remember a friend when I fixed her for her big day. It is so fulfilling to help somebody and organized for her big day successful. I’d been a wedding coordinator for some of my friends and make up artist at the same time. I am fond of organizing parties at any occasions.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Davao's Durian Fruit



My Brother-in-law and Sister just arrived from Davao. They brought us the Stinky Smell Davao’s proudest fruit “Durian”. The Davao region has been known as the durian capital of the Philippines. According to Sun Star Davao, the region produces at least 16 varieties of durian, eleven of which are registered with the National Seed and Industry Coucil.
Durian Fruit is Famous for its odor. People’s opinion about the quality of the fruit is quite opposite. Most people especially the foreigners are commented that, “they can stand on the taste of durian fruit but not the smell. It smells like hell but it tastes like heaven.”
Durian fruit is becoming more expensive. August to October is known as the season months of durian fruit. Hopefully we could visit Davao again during the seasons.

It is a great day that the Lord has made!!

As I wake up this morning. All I did is just praising God for His marvelous works done in to my life for these past days. I am not physically and emotionally stable but I never stop praising His name for I know He is the source of my strength. By praising God at all times, what happens in the natural with rain, will be the same spiritually over your lives; a cloud can only hold so much condensation, so many vapors, before it releases.
In the Bible, David the psalmist said, “I will keep on hoping for You to help me. I will praise You more and more.”
And when we decide to give God praise, something powerful and supernatural happens. Peace, joy and divine favor begin to rain down over our lives. “God is good all the time,” that cloud can only hold so much before the blessings come bursting back down. When you stay full of praise, God’s blessing will begin raining down, making sure that you are always in blossom; causing you to bloom where you’re currently planted, even if you’re in a dry spell!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Experience God's Love

This morning, my hubby and I attended the First Service in the Church. God bless us with His words shared through the Minister. It so nice to start your week by going to church and spend time with the Lord.

God loves us so much and He wants us to know and experience His love. When we experience something, it becomes real to us. His love changes us.

It builds confidence and strength in you. It empowers you to overcome temptation and to stand strong no matter what difficulty you may be facing. When you open your heart and receive His love, you will be fully persuaded that nothing can separate you from Him!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

My Father-in-Laws Recipe


Ginisang Petchay or Sautè Pak Choi or Peking Cabbage

Tonight, I prepare this viand for our dinner. This recipe is originated by my father-in-law, who use to have this as part of his meal.

Sliced Petchay or Peking Cabbage
Vegetable oil
Soy Sauce
Onion
Garlic
Small slice of pork or beef
Dash of Powdered Chicharon for garnish (optional)

Mindanao Island Fair




More than two weeks now that our country, particularly Mindanao has been shaken by tensions of war against the rebels. Although, the situation has been gradually resolved, still we are hoping for a total peace.

This coming August 27-28, our town is celebrating the Kagay-an Festival or Town’s Fiesta.The City of Golden friendship or Cagayan de Oro City has become the center of its yearly Mindanao Island Fair. In spite of the tensions came to Mindanao Island, some of the Government Sectors in different neighboring towns, has come to celebrate KAHIMUNAN MINDANAO 2008. During the Trade Fair, participants are showing their town’s delicacies, handicraft products and promoting their town’s tourist main attractions. Although, Mindanao has been affected by the terrorist attacks, still we have seen how they made this possible and done organized.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

God is working on our behalf

Recently, Philippine government has been facing a chaotic situation against the rebels particularly Mindanao. The government has decided to sign for an agreement to established good relationship with the Muslim Government and to maintain peace and order. But I guess that decision failed both expectations, when the the rebels threatened and killing many innocent people after the Supreme Court ordered for a restraining order of the said agreement for thorough study.

Just this morning, I received a message from my mother-in law informing us that their town has been harassed by the rebels by planting bombs anywhere. Sunday afternoon while they went out, a bomb exploded near the place they went through. Luckily, their town after the incident has been controlled by the military and maintained the peace and order.

We can never tell when or what time thus the terrorists has to make their move to threaten the people. Still it’s very alarming to us especially some of our relatives and friends are living near in the affected towns. The rebels killed many innocent people, taking them as their hostage, burning houses and salvage both military and civilians. We never expect this to happen after the said peace talk has to be done.

In spite of our worries, God is working behind the scenes in our lives, today. No matter what we may be facing, no matter what tragedy we may be going through, God has a plan to turn things around in our favor.

You may not see it in the natural, but look with your eyes of faith today. Keep standing. Keep believing. Keep hoping. Keep following His Word. Focus on His goodness in your life, knowing that He is the God of order and peace. He will never let His people perish and have no hope. Just meditate on His faithfulness and He will show us His love. He will let us experience His peace, joy and will live in victory all the days of our lives.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The love of God that binds us together

Its midnight now and just finished fixing my old computer. I had a very long and exhausted day but still I felt no sleepy. I thank God for the strength.

Today is our 7th months of marriage. I praise God for His sustaining grace and love that binds us all throughout the adjustment period as married. Sometimes we find difficulties on dealing with our differences and pride. Thank God for using people to help us ponder to become more mature and sensitive with each other’s feelings.

This morning I read an article that says, “Despite the faults that spouses have, their marriage still can thrive; but both must look to God for help- He’ll keep their love alive.”
If you think it’s possible to love your wife/husband too much, you probably haven’t loved him/her enough. In Ephesians 5:25 says,” Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her.” God tells us about loving our partners in not only the husbands to love their wives but the wives will do the same as well.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Love

Love brings happiness
Sometimes sadness and despair
Then suddenly it disappears
Because of the Love that's there

Love means everything
Peace, joy, and happiness
If you want a love to short
Look for the love at the bottom of your heart

Love is the rainbow after the rain
It colors your life and erases the pain
Love is having someone who would care
And when you'd need him he'll always be there

Love means one's love to God
To share our happiness to those who are sad
To serve and love our sisters and brothers
Because our love to God, means our love to others

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Family Day





After long days of doing your stressful routine works make sure to have time to relax. Spending time together with family outside your usual place is conducive to relaxation and best way to maintain each other’s relationship close.

Last weekend, my hubby and I decided to spend time in an amusement park with my younger brother. Many people where having fun with their families, to relax and enjoy the park’s recreational rides, arcade games, shooting galleries, horror houses and many more.

First time we tried the Octopus ride and I almost throw up. I am amazed at my 8 year old brother’s bravery upon riding the Octopus ride without seeing in his face a single fear, in fact, he was enjoying it. I guess younger ones are more aggressive to have an exciting experience and it’s shameful to my part having me older than him afraid of riding such rides.

By choosing to have quality time with family, in such a way you are building an intimate relationship and bridging the gap in between. Close-knitted family is founded with happiness, care, understanding and love. The most important thing we all do is to let God take control over our lives for He knows what’s best for our family.

My Big Day



January 12, 2008, we took our vows together in holy matrimony. I admit, I was not emotionally ready for a commitment, but thank God for helping I become ready to say the “I Dos.”

That was the most unforgettable and happiest event ever in our lives. The feeling was so indescribable and mix-emotions at the same time, because my family wasn’t complete. My parents weren’t there to celebrate and witnessed with us the joy, happiness and excitements we felt that day. For a short period of preparation, we never expect for a simple, solemn and unique ceremony, but we made it possible as it planned.

Wedding is just a day but marriage is a lifetime. I never thought having the BIG DAY that will come along my way this year. There are 4 Cs in which we all remember in a successful marriage.
1. Communication
2. Commitment
3. Confession
4. Christ

I have read a poetic saying says, “Love is not a love which alters when it alteration finds.” The poet is saying that true love does not change with circumstances. Nevertheless, God’s matchless love is so kind, pure and true to those who draw upon HIS love and show love in all we do.