Thursday, December 31, 2009

A tradition before the year ends

In the Philippines, it is our tradition that during the night before Christmas and the night before the year ends, families will gather for Media Noche or Midnight meal. Today is the last day of the year 2009 and people are busy buying and preparing for their midnight meal. Yesterday is my busiest day baking all the orders and today is my schedule for the delivery. The usual thing I used to do during this season is taking orders from friends for my cakes and pastries business.

After taking my breakfast this morning, I went to my sister’s house to deliver some of her orders. As I am about to leave her house, she noticed that I am stressed and looked tired. She then asks me to try her new massage chair. Her husband just bought the massage chair and massage stools as his Christmas present for his wife and children. I am worried about my unfinished deliveries but somehow I need a massage that would not last long. At first I felt awkward sitting on the chair but later I felt the relaxing effects. I told myself. Wow! I deserved this for awhile.

When my sister saw me enjoying the massage chair, she then suggested me to have one. She told me buy the portable massage chair so that I could bring it anywhere I go.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Pilgrim Christian College -TAPOK '09 of Batch '95

Yesterday, was a happy day for me seeing some of my old high school friends in our reunion. It’s been a while since I graduated high school and since then I never got the chance of seeing them in such reunion like this. It’s been almost 15 years that had passed from the year we graduated high school but it seems like we’ve seen each other just the day before the reunion. Gash! Nothing seemed has changed. Lol!
Thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Rancis and Aileen Roque, who organized the reunion. See you all next year.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

College Life

I have a niece who is a senior student now in college taking up nursing. She used to be one of the finest and popular students in her nursing school department. Lately, before the Christmas break we never seen her on our family gatherings because she was busy on her studies and doing her hospital on-the-job training as well.

When my niece’s school year started, their newly elected school director bought new lockers for the students. The goal of the school this year is to promote the importance of a locker for the student’s convenience. It was then a good year for my niece and her batch mates for having their new school lockers for their stuff. As senior nursing students, they used to bring all their hospital training stuffs and books in the morning to refrain delays from their hospital duties at night. So my niece had decided to rent school locker so that she could leave her books while she was on her duty.

I remembered during my College years, I was once a varsity player for Taekwondo. I used to have a gym locker in school. Before I rented my locker, I usually brought home my Taekwondo gears and my school things at the same time. It was a big hustle to my part especially bringing all those stuff everyday. As the school athletes, we were required to rent gym lockers for our convenient in coming to our different classes. It was then I realized how important locker was to me in school; especially if I have many things to carry with me everyday.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Math Complexity

Have you heard about online math tutoring? Yes, you heard me right an online math tutoring. This can never be denied that math is a big torture to most students who are probably giving less focus on the practice and the drill of Arithmetic and giving much focus on preventing mistakes during solving math problems. The more mistakes you are in particular with the more you can never become good in math. A constant practice makes one person good in arithmetic. We have nothing to do to change the habit because math is part of our daily routine. Anywhere you go and whatever you do math is there.

My younger brother in particular always finds math as the hardest subject on his entire education. At his early years in school, he finds math as the easiest subject but later when he reached high school the hardest it becomes. Thanks to the new innovation of online math help which gives my brother a big help during his difficulties on solving math. Every now and then, he may encounter problems relating to math solving and there is no one could extend him help. He then use the math help because having his teacher’s discussions are not just enough for him. He is on his k12 now and sooner he will reach College.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Simbang Gabi or Advent Novena of Masses

One of the most popular religious traditions here in our country during Christmas season is the Simbang Gabi or Advent Novena of Masses. This tradition is not just an ordinary to all Catholic/Christians devotee but a tradition that strengthens the relationship among family members where commitment and faith is intensified. Most devotees are aiming to complete the 9 days to fulfill their vows for Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ. The mass starts early morning hours, typically at about 4:00am when the roosters crow to announce the coming of a new day.

The pre-dawn mass during the old times is announced by the ringing of the church bells. It was also a belief that parish priests would go far knocking on doors to wake and gather the faithful devotees to attend the Simbang Gabi. Fishermen and Farmers wake up early to hear the Gospel before going to their work and ask for the grace of good harvest.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Christmas Season

Have you been to shopping malls nowadays? Have you observe how people spent money for shopping these days?
Holiday season is fast approaching; people are busy shopping to buy presents for their love ones. Most of the shopping malls are giving big discounts, freebies, entertainments, fireworks displays to attract more people this season.

Today we went to mall to buy gifts for our godchildren. We wondered why there were many people, cars and barricades have been up outside the mall to maintain the traffic flows of the cars. Wow! It’s the launching day of the mall’s “Big Sale Discounts”. A huge crowd of people is expected inside not just to avail the discounts but to watch a mini-concert performed by some local bands and celebrities as well. The mall had organized such event to entertain their customers while some were busy shopping. A crowd control has also been set up upon entering the entrance way of the mall to avoid inconvenience to the customers.

We never seem exhausted looking for what we need today. The mall’s organizers were successfully done their part to control all the people inside. The concerts’ crowd didn’t distract the shoppers with the help of stanchions and velvet ropes.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Coca-Cola’s 2009 HALIKA in Cagayan de Oro City

Early this morning, we attended an event sponsored by Coca-Cola Philippines called “HALIKA” at Limketkai Parking lot, Cagayan de Oro City. The concept of the event is to encourage everyone to live for a healthy and active lifestyle. This caravan campaign is helping people in need by every calories burned during their workouts is matched one peso by the sponsor Coca-Cola and donated to their beneficiaries.

The Coca-Cola’s 2009 HALIKA travels around the Philippines bringing their advocacy from all walks of life to live a healthy and active individual. The Caravan campaign will visit five cities including San Fernando, La Union; Cebu City, Bacolod, Negros Occidental; Cagayan de Oro City and Metro Manila. The caravan has started its 5-months journey last August 15, 2009.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Pacquiao Agrees to fight this coming March 13, 2010

Just a while ago in Philippine local TV News channel GMA7, Manny Pacquiao announces that he is willing to fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. this coming March 13, 2010 for some personal reasons.