Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Places I visited like Bohol, Cebu and Baguio (been here always...hehehe) Malaysia - again...and UK London. My job and the crazy, emotional and reasonable people I work with...they make work interesting and fun. My personal trials, failures and being dumb for several times for being so kindhearted and friendly because I choose to be that way and be happy in that decision. Sure we made some mistakes along the way, what matters most is how we accept, experience and stand on that situation. The good thing is realizing that as a blessing. Sometimes it is helpful and even comforting to remember that there are things that we can never change.
Meeting my Batch mates/Friends in High School and start to continue the friendship. My dear special friends in college, the ChE Blues Group for the annual gatherings and doing some worthwhile activities (Outreach Program). My former co-employees who been there and stayed as good friend to me even in a long distance communication. Youngsters I've met who keep in touch and establishing friendship and becoming part of my family. People in my Friendster who take time to send messages and and considering me as one of their good friends. My new group, BH at smashville.....who are true good and nice to me.
I consider all of you a blessing in my life... I believe that meeting people is not a coincidence...People come into our life for a REASON, a SEASON or a LIFETIME.
To all of you have a brighter, blessed and happy new year.....Live well, Laugh often and Love with all of your heart.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Badminton High 3rd Tournament
Pasig Concert Choir
As usual majority of the basses and sopranos are present , one from tenor and none from alto's. But basically it's a gathering of close friends/barkadas. It was a good and fun dinner. Everyone has stories to share and update their lives. In one conversation, an idea pop out of having a reunion concert "One Night Only" parang pelikula...LOLZ...everyone like the idea but then it will take a lot planning and time. And maybe the question is if we can still sing...of course we can.....Let's just see when... The resto is closing so we transferred at Starbucks for more sharing and updates. It's another tiring day for me but I'm happy seeing my choir members wherein some of them are my kumpare's and kumare's. Through the years our friendship remains and even grows better. Truly friends are gifts not easily gained. It roots from one's heart and involves memories that stay...not for a moment ...not for a day but ...always
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Me & my batchmates (friends)
Cris Munoz (adopted brother)
Monday, November 17, 2008
It was in deed a happy gathering seeing my kuya, pamankins , tiya. The next gathering will be this coming Christmas and new year. The one year that happen to my niece was a wonderful year and much blessings from the above, for guiding her, making her healthy, strong and away from sickness. I do hope she will be blessed more together with her parents and the rest of my family....
Sunday, September 21, 2008
The last travel and visit before I go back in Manila.....Another popular travel destination here in central London. The Tower of London, a historic monument...a fortress, a royal palace and prison. One of UNESCO World Heritage Center.... The next one is the Tower Bridge, the iconic symbol of London... and the London Zoo which is the world's oldest scientific zoo. Check out my video pics.
for more info click here : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_of_London
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Kids blown the candle for me
Nana Maxi with Sam, Christian, Ashley, Tara, Laura
Above are the items I received: stuffed toy (monkey), birthday cards, M&S T-shirt, 2 England caps, 3 Umbro shirts (the red one is the new official shirt of England for 2008-2010 kick off), pair of watches, another M&S polo shirt (not in the picture) and 160GB external hard drive.
I will never forget this wonderful day being with you people and looking forward in seeing you again someday. I owe all of you for making my natal day an extraordinary one ....
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
We were lucky enough that we already inside the capsule when the rain pours. It was amazing seeing famous landmarks while you are inside the capsule and on top. After the ride , we just go around the park and find a nearby restaurant to have our lunch.
We then proceeded to London's famous day out, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum with branches in a number of cities (New York, Amsterdam, Las Vegas, Shanghai, Hongkong....). The Museum represents entertainment, sports and public figures.
This was just two of the many tourist attractions and landmarks here ... we will still visit some...It was really a day to remember, experiencing all of this together with your family.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
The twins weight after 6 weeks , Alliza from 2.6 to 5.0 and Allison from 1.6 to 3.0 kgs. The lovely twins shows great improvements and their healthy too.
Ashley (twins sister) who is turning 5 years old this December is currently enrolled as preparatory in St. Theresa. It's been four years that we haven't met her and my sister. Ashley was also excited knowing that I'll be celebrating my birthday here together with the twins thanksgiving. It's been a good year with full of blessings for us, new angels for the family, my 1st year anniversary being a post KT, seeing my sister and his family doing well and a chance to visit London and explore the nice places here.
Monday, August 25, 2008
It was a business, work related trip together with our IT wizard Dondon and top caliber accountant Deth. We are here to help and assist our sister company (Rawang Malaysia), the two will work on PECAS implementation and me to follow-up and conduct a quality systems audit based on our customer requirements. It was a four long days of work (we had no merienda like in the Philippines) and we get back on hotel at around 7pm. We had our 2 days dinner in a nearby Chinese restaurant from our Hotel. On the third night, we met our former operations manager and have dinner with him together with APM SCD manager. It was a long night of chat, eating and enjoyment. The following morning is my report preparation and a closing meeting in the afternoon with the concern Departments/Section together with the Regional Director.It was a tough week doing this audit alone and I hope I manage to help and assists them in the best way I can. That night, we decided to have a dinner in China town and check some items to bring back as "pasalubong". It's a 20 minute drive (taxi) from our Hotel. The following day, Friday, is our scheduled trip back home (at 12pm). We need to be in the airport early by 9:30am. We wake up early so we can check out by 8am. We decided to visit the twin towers at KL so Dondon called our service taxi and drop us in the place.
The twin towers is a spectacular pieces of architecture that should not be missed during any visit to Kuala Lumpur. Dubbed as the highest tower from 1998-2004. The structure is different from the skyscraper of the rest of the world which are built with extensive use of steel and its metal finish reflects both natural light and spectacular night lights on the twin tower. Click here for the list of tallest buildings and structures of the world.
Monday, July 28, 2008
OH MY GULAY (OMG), a vegetarian restaurant/coffee shop located at topmost floor of the La Azotea Building along Session Road. The place serves a variety of vegetarian pasta dishes. We tried al fresto , anak ng putanesca and lumpiang salad. Anak ng putanesca is good because I like spicy foods but we loved most the Lumpiang Salad, a mix of fresh lettuce and water cress serve with an Asian dressing (I guess) and deep fried lumpia with soft tofu, oyster mushroom I think and carrots. In fact we have a second round order of lumpiang salad because of its mouth watering dressing ..hehehe.
The place has been featured last month at Mel and Joey (if Iam not mistaken) and owned by Kidlat Tahimik a renowned independent film maker where he also run VOCAS (Victor Oteyza Community Art Space - an energy centrum for the creative talents of cordilleras)
OMG and VOCAS is simply a delight, nice and cool place, cozy and enticing. An art space filled with paintings and wood carvings. Experience the gallery of art and culture the serene ambiance and enjoy the healthy food....a must- see when you get here in Baguio.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
One day someone had texted me asking his whereabouts, telling that she's a friend of my brother. I teased her that you should know because your his friend too. She keep on asking me where's my bro... asking for every details and even the phone nos. I just replied that I don't have contact and very much worried too..
I have not personally met him, but we do chat and text most of the time and in one instance where his mom and dad do but-in in our conversation. I'm fond of this young boy for he is very different from the usual teenagers should I say, maybe because of the upbringing but he's nice and kind with me. Weird as what people says. He don't usually hang out with his classmates and no circle of friends except from his cousins. Both of us have and ordeal to take and fight on our health condition. It's not pity that I have given my time for him but because I truly consider him as a real brother for I consider him as a blessing in my life too. Some of my friends keep telling me that he's not real....but whether real or not, he had shared his life and at one point I have been a good brother to him.
Monday, June 9, 2008
The program was started with a prayer and an inspirational message from our very own Father Joel Jason. Father also wrote a book entitled 'True Love , Free Love" which is nominated at the Catholic Mass Media Award. The book is available in all National Bookstore outlets. One portion of the program is to introduce and update themselves about their families, work and/or career status. I got to know and see my batch mates who are now Managers, Businessman, Doctors, Dentists, Nurses, Teachers, Engineers, Accountant, Police, Priest, plain Mom....Everyone is successful in his own right. The group is also doing a yearly Medical Mission which is headed by our batch mate Doctors. I hope I can participate next year in this worthwhile activity.
I enjoy the gathering and It was fun. I was able to mingle with my former classmates and batch mates. It's nice seeing them happy and feeling young(lol) and energetic. Each of everyone has its own stories to tell. One thing for sure, this was a quality gathering and though our looks have changed and years has been added in our age, still you can feel the youthful heart of everyone.
Kudos to the organizers and see you all on next gathering........
Monday, June 2, 2008
We watched "What happen in Vegas", starring Cameron Diaz (Joy) and Asthon Kutcher (Jack). Joy is a insecure commodity trader who was dumped by her fiance and Jack is slacker carpenter who was fired by his own father. The two met in Las Vegas and winding up drunk and waking up in the morning with a marriage certificate and a ring. Joy talked to Jack (near the slot machine) and arguing that it was a mistake, and one of them winning a jackpot after playing the others quarter. Battling it out for the prize money the judge decided that they had to undergo six months hard marriage before they can claim the money...... each one playing trick in order to get the money.....and falling in love a long the way... My rating for this romantic comedy movie is just average ....though I had some laughs, humor is not that enjoyable. I even fall asleep (maybe i was just tired). Anyway, I think my friends quite enjoy it and they had a chance to relax and being when them is the most important.
We take our lunch at Kenny Rogers, we order roast chicken, side dishes and chocolate mousse for our dessert. We stay for a while to rest because were full. I've noticed that they enjoyed but I felt they are so tired....so I decided to pampered them by bringing in a massage parlor near the meeting place (Cainta) of the supposed party. We leave the place and went at Cainta Rizal, we arrived there at around 4pm. There were no sauna and massage in Robinson Cainta so we tried massage from the blind. We book for 1 hour combination massage of shiatsu, swedish and acupuncture. Rooms are available at 5pm so we stroll the first the place and ending up in a Mocha Blend area to re- freshen ourselves, and after having some chat we return to have our massage. My massage was a semi hard one and I was able to get a nap and the moment I wake up I felt so relieved and back with my usual energy. Paul feel the same way, both of us has experienced massage before while Dodie who really enjoy it is a first timer. There was a certain glow on his face and more energetic after the said massage... couldn't explain his happiness as he uttered to me with a smile "it was so good and a wonderful experience" I really enjoyed it. I am very happy for it was the first time too that I saw my little brother feel that way. I remember when Paul and Dodie went to our house , Dodie was too shy then and looks so naive but he calls me brother already that time but today I think he is more comfortable and relax. Actually this two guys are best of friends, both sweet and friendly. I call Paul the scholar and Dodie my little sweet brother. I do enjoy too and feel important because they make it point to spend their time with me prior going to their friends party (huh! thanks bro).....Till then friends....
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Engr. Mary Jane Alvero-Al Mahdi bagged two of the upper prestigious awards, the professional category (1st runner up) and criterion award for Leadership. Awarding was held last May 20, 2008 at Grand Hyatt Dubai.
An Alumni of Adamson University with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. She was an active committee member of AdUChESS during her college days. She is also a member of ChE Blues and consistently supports and generously assists the financing of the group activities like the annual Outreach Program here in the Philippines.
She is the Chief Chemist of Al Futtaim Tarmac Laboratory in Dubai from 1993-1998 before becoming the General Manager/CEO of Geoscience Testing Laboratory. Jane is a holder of Master in Quality Management Degree from the University of Wollongong in Dubai and Master in Engineering Systems Management from the American University of Sharjah. A certified ISO Lead Auditor certified Project Manager and a six Sigma Master Blackbelt Level. She is a certified trainer/educator and one of the founders of Filipino Degerati Association that assists Philippine emissaries in Dubai to train Filipinos in computer application for free. She is a member of American Management Association, Project Management Institute, UAE Society of Engineers and Filipino Degerati Association.
She mentioned in our phone conversation and in some of her interviews that the main reason for her success is her leadership, vision and the trainings in many fields. She plans to further study for a doctorate and professionally aims to give the company a regional presence.
She makes us proud and uplifts the status of Filipinos. Filipinos have once again proven their world class leaderships and professionalism in work and in community service. You made our country proud once again...
Sources of info and photos: My classmates in Dubai
Engr. Allan Eugene Canoy & Engr. Louie De Castro
The Awardee - Engr. Mary Jane Alvero-Al Mahdi
Geoscience Testing and Lab. staff reporter: Lily B. Libo-on
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You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.
You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you. At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.
You are a very lucky person. Things just always seem to go your way. And because you're so lucky, you don't really have a lot of worries. You just hope for the best in life.You're sometimes a little guilty of being greedy. Spread your luck around a little to people who need it.
You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.
You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone. You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together. At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.
Do you believe its my real character , how many percent is true in this analysis. Want to hear from you guys, feel free to comments.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
One of my pets , Cokateil birds Michael and Katrina has at least hatched one of the three eggs layed this year. Last year 5 eggs were layed but was not successfully hatched. It was the time when my brother and I are on our recovery period so we havent check and manage our pets thoroughly. We are planning to move them to a larger cage and probably mix with other birds. I will join them with the two pairs of my African lovebirds , Maya Peach and my ordinary Lovebird. Maybe if the new little birdie has completed his/her wings and can fly a bit already.
This is the new addition on our pets, who would guess if it is a male or female. Can someone tell us what the gender of this healthy birdie. How about the parents can you tell who is Katrina and Michael? Send your answer here up to February 1o and a token will be given as prize.Feel free to send comments on how to take care Cokateil birds. Any info will be appreciated guys.