Monday, December 13, 2010

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Life with Ria for Philippine Blog Awards

My vote goes to LIFE WITH RIA for Philippine Blog Awards 2010 Bloggers Choice Award, simply because she writes by heart which I really enjoyed to read. I like the way she play with words, she's friendly, brilliant and a good example for bloggers. She deserves to be nominated and I believe in her.

We love Mindanaon...We love Ria....

Monday, December 6, 2010

Pad Thai Recipe and Cooking Session with SOX Bloggers

(Pad Thai is one of the Thailand's national dishes)

3 tbsp oil
3 cloves garlic, chopped
50 grams chicken
50 grams tofu, cut into 1cm cubes
1 egg
1/2 cup water
200 grams rice noodle or hofan
1 tsp brown sugar
2 tbsp patis
1 tbsp oyster sauce
30 grams bean sprouts/togue
20 grams chopped chives

Heat wok over low fire, add the oil and the garlic and stir fry until garlic is fragrant. Add chicken, stir till chicken is cooked then stir the tofu and dried shrimps. Mix well and put everything to the side. Tilt wok to separate oil from

chicken and tofu mixture. Crack an egg into the pan, leave egg undisturbed for several seconds and scramble afterwards. When egg is fully cooked, mix in the chicken and tofu mixture. Stir for several times then put again to the side. Tilt wok, then add the water and bring to a boil. Next, add the noodles, stirring a few times till noodles are half-cooked. Ad

d the oyster sauce, sugar and patis and stir a few times. Mix in the chicken and tofu portion, add the chives and been sprouts, and stir for several seconds. Turn off heat. Serve on a plate, top with chopped peanuts, lime/calamansi, and more chilis. (Recipe adapted from Baan Thai Cookery School)

The team Avatar made the best Pad Thai =) We were the first group performed.

The second group performed.....

Food tasting the most favorite part.
The cooking session with fellow bloggers was a huge success.

This is Ms. Gay Carillo a blogger/Ph.D./author of who teached and shared to us the recipe. She stayed for a month in Thailand and took some cooking lesson there.

Here are the ingredients we used for Pad Thai recipe

Papaya Salad (Som Tam)

Aside from Pad Thai, Gay also teached us how to prepare
Papaya Salad a thai recipe
as well, very easy to prepare.
This one is spicy but bearable,
sour taste with a mixture of sweetness.
Good for appetizer.

It was a happy Sunday to all of us. We had fun for the cooking, eating and photoshoot session. We went home with a smile on our face.

Note : Some photos I used courtesy of Orman Manansala

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Notre Dame of Lagao 1st Grand Reunion Batch '95

After 15 years, we celebrate Notre Dame of Lagao 1st Grand Reunion Batch '95, it was huge success. Our beloved teachers and fellow batchmates congratulate us the organizers. We started event with:
  • OUTREACH program at St. Ma. Goretti Home located at 004 Marin Village, General Santos City. It is run by Passionist Sisters.
  • Motorcade from Pioneer Avenue, Magsaysay Ave., J. Catolico to St. Peter and Paul church in Lagao.
  • Mass followed
  • Afterwards, SunCity Suites for Socialization Night.
Here are the photos, the picture itself tells a lot of story.

The organizers with fellow batchmates

Everyone was so happy

Dinner time, the most favorite part of my batchmates -hehe!

raffles...raffles...raffles..Yes, I was lucky that night

The funniest and memorable parlor games, some got hang-over after the reunion

Together we sing the special song

with police escort during motorcade

Our beloved teachers
From left : Sir Toby Flores, Ma'am Ann Donayre and Sir Rey Tagala

a group shot at St. Ma. Goretti

Snacks for the Orphans
(Thanks to Jule Chan for providing the snacks for kids)

a group shot with the orphans

Here's a slide show composed of High School Photo memoirs

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Thank you Bloggers specially from Mindanao, because of your positive blog post about our area it helps our country to end the travel ban in some Europe countries and Japan. Let's keep on blogging for them to know what's really in the Philippines and it's not what they think.

This week we had our meeting for Blogfest, update on the 4th Mindanao Bloggers Summit and eyeball with Wilma Villanueva a Dubai based filipina, the Author of POSTCRIPTS FROM MINDANAO. She decided to write this book so that other countries will know how beautiful and peaceful Mindanao is.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Notre Dame of Lagao Batch '95 Class Reunion

After 15 years we graduated from NOTRE DAME OF LAGAO GIRLS, we celebrated our first Class Reunion Batch '95 last August 28, 2010 at Maritess Pagco Primaylon's residence. It was a blast gathering. A lot of my batchmates attended the event, but some weren't able to join because they currently live abroad although they weren't physically present they helped financially. There was an acoustic Band during the celebration which made the atmosphere full of pep. In behalf of the committe, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for those who donated and helped to make the event successful.
There will be another incoming Grand Reunion on November 20, 2010. Here are some of the details:
Theme: Apple Green T-shirt with print for day activity, anything black on night event with red lipstick ( red lipgloss is acceptable).
Place: TBA ( To be advised/to be arranged/ to be announced).
Amount : Php 500.00 ( to cover food/drinks, shirt, rent for the venue, other expenses + batch fund going to our Swiss Acount). TO ALL PLEASE PAY THIS AMOUNT ( whether you are coming or not. The bank account to be advised where to send the money.
Living Abroad Batchmates : Solicitations/ Donations are welcome.

Venue : Dianne Oropel Acharon, Ivy Juy Montemayor, Cidy Bascon & company
Program: Zharina Marquez Reyes, Edsel Deris, Elsie J. Capiton, Desiree Embajador, Iris, Eunice S. Llanos, Mae and Sheerene Ann Yap
Invitations: Ma. Liza Avellanosa Bongbong & company
Food and Drinks : Maritess Pagco Primaylon & Ia Minerva
Budget Committee. : Roshylle Escobar, Ana Mae & Company
Worhsip & Fellowship: Claire Salimbangon & company
ATTENDEES: Everyone including our Class Advisers and Teachers.
MEETING Per Committe: To be held every 1st week of the month ( or to be advised in Facebook) for date and location.


Sunday, August 29, 2010

Exploring Plantation Bay Resort, Mactan Cebu

From Right : Pinky, Rodge, Gabriel and I

We explored Plantation Bay Resort for 6 days with my relatives Pinky, Michael, Lea, Sean, Jun, Rodge and my brother Gabriel. This place is really good for relaxation, family outing or romance. It as a lot of activities you can choose. The 5-star room is large and comfy, bathroom is very spacious. Good food and ample variety.

We took two rooms the Club Room with Loft and the Riverboat Suite. If you want to spoil yourself, go for a spa which we did, we tried the Full Body Massage (30 minutes) for Php 1,000 and Foot Heaven Massage (1 hr.) for Php 1,300 and the Skinful Pleasures (1 hr.) for Php 1,800 this is the Plantation Bay's Signature Massage. Since we stayed there for 6 days, everyday we enjoyed the different kind of massage they have.

For leisures they have Aqua Rides, Children's Activities, Gym and game room, Diving, Firing Range, Wall Climbing, Biking, Tennis, Fishing, Water Skiing and Para-sailing .

That was really wonderful bonding moments with my relatives. Been here twice and I am really in love with the place.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Ocean Park HongKong

Ocean Park Hong Kong is Asia's premier sea life and animal theme park. The park features one of the largest aquariums ( Atoll Reef) in the world and is the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia. Other attractions include exhibits of sea lions, dolphins, birds and Giant Pandas. In addition to the animals, a large assortment of thrill rides will provide a fun filled day for all visitors.

I had this mouth-watering dessert, the fruit on top was really fresh.

Finally I saw a real Giant Pandas, it looks lovely.

We had a ride on this that take us to the restaurant for our lunch, while riding I saw a beautiful nature.

If you are in Ocean Park, you must not missed to watch the Dolhin show. It's really awesome.

Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland . Step into a wondrous world of exciting and enchanting lands. Beloved characters and imaginary places of make-believe come to life. Thrilling adventures in fun-filled attractions as dreams are brought magically to life for the young and the young at heart, creating memories that last forever.
I enjoyed travelling to different places. It was one of my wildest dream to see and visit Disneyland when I was in younger years. I never thought this would come true when I got an SMS from my cousin Paulines that she's going to Hong Kong with her mom since there was promo, asking me if I would like to join with them. That was a very short noticed since we will be leaving in 3 weeks. I immediately said "yes" since its very affordable for me plus a package tour for Macau. ( I'll blog Macau on my next topic). I have never been to Hong Kong before, so this was my first time.
This is Jay our handsome and very kind tour guide. I remembered my cousin and I had so many gaffe during the trip and his always there for us. Though my cousin been there couple of times already.
A photo with Donald Duck one of the famous cartoon character of Disney. This is my cousin Paulines.
One of the shows we watched. It's a good one, a story about Lion King.
Before you enter for a tour inside don't ever forget to grab your disney guide map and the different schedules of the shows, or else you will missed one half of your life.
Take a bunch of photos while waiting for the fireworks the highlights of HK Disneyland. We're totally exhausted when we got back to hotel. Wish to come back there next time around. And of course our day would not be complete without shopping in Disneyland. Bought some souvenirs item for myself and "pasalubong" for my family. to my fellow readers, have you ever been to HK Disneyland?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Family Summer Outing at Gumasa Beach

Gumasa in day time
The water was so lucid, I jump off right away to the water right after picture taking with the lovely sunset at Gumasa. Guess what? I stayed at the water from 5 pm until 12 midnight. The breaktime was only when we feel hungry. We also played some games in the water. On the next day, jump off to the water again at 7 p.m until 9 a.m, since the sun really strong which could hurt my skin so I decided to stop swimming.
Sunset in Gumasa beach so lovely.
With Cousins
Other relatives and the one from Pangasinan, followed on the next day. It was a reunion for us because we didn't see each other for 5 years, other relatives from abroad like Switzerland and Australia was having a vacation here in General Santos City as well.

I uploaded here few photos, let me know what you think.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Michael Jackson Impersonator Kenny Wizz Performs in Gensan

What is the first thing that will come to your mind when you hear the name Michael Jackson? For me his famous moonwalk, his moves has mesmerized me also audience around the globe and inspired young generation dancers. MJ was one of the greatest dancers of all times and his dance steps will continue to inspire from generation after generation.
Generals will be lucky that Kenny Wizz is coming to General Santos City on May 2, 2010 at Lagao Gymnasium. Southern Bloggers are always active in every event coming in to Gensan. This time a Michael Jackson Tribute Concert in Gensan . Thanks to Gensan News Online Mag for always having a blog post contest which we can save a penny.
Who is Kenny Wizz? He was born in Los Angeles, California. Many people says that he had a strong resemblance to MJ not only that but also the voice and his dance moves. His been impersonating MJ in his younger years . He lives in Las Vegas and is known to be one of the best Michael Jackson impersonator. He performs in the USA and overseas.
For those who wants to experience MJ perform live on stage, Kenny Wizz will do it for us. For sure you will enjoy it.

Kenny Wizz Interview, the World's #1 MJ Impersonator

"Why is Watching the Michael Jackson Tribute Concert a Must"? Seems like we are watching MJ in real and this is one show we don't want to miss and surely we will enjoyed it.
The concert is brought to us by DIGITAL DETOURS, INC and JETV CHANNEL 43. Many thanks to all the sponsors : Smart, Toyota, Coca-Cola, KCC, Gaisano, Robinson's Place, Home Radio, MOR, ABS-CBN, Clarence Claire, Introns and many more..

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Success of Google Precinct Mapping

I thought I was late at 1:30, but I was elated to know that I was the 3rd person who arrived next to Sir Armando and Dimple. There are so many advantages if you are early bird because we had a chance to choose our Google Map Maker shirt size and got a candy from Sir Gilbert. Thank you! It was a great experienced for me when I attend the Google Precinct Mapping Party last April 25, 2010. Twenty one SOX Bloggers was able to attend during the activities. The purpose of this event is to map a precincts of SOCCSKSARGEN area for this May 10,2010 elections.

We assemble at Grab A Crab Restaurant at Robinson's Mall which was wifi ready. Each of us brought laptops as our weapon to be used to plot the said precincts using Google Map. It was a very enjoyable event which we never get tired.

My seatmates starts from left : Ravi and Dimple
The SOX Bloggers starts from lower right: Chang, Me, Dimple, Avel and Armando
Upper right : Job, Liezl, Gilbert, Van, Louis, Alexis, Marz, Laurence, Ariel and Fr. Vince
(photo by : Cidy Bascon)
Thanks to Mr. Michael Wee, our very supportive sponsor who owned Coffee Club 101 for providing us scrumptious siopao and coffee. Grab A Crab for letting us used the Oval Room to make us comfortable while doing the project.

Thank you Bariles ( Author of for inviting me again for SOX Bloggers activities which I do really loved. And of course this event was more colorful with the presence of one and only "ganda ever so much" in gensan Mr. Orman Manansala , makes the serious work mode turned into enliven atmosphere..
We go home with a big smile on our face with the "Google Map Maker" shirt given by Google. It inspires us to work even more specially at home. We will continue to support Google and do mapping.
I hope this contribution of ours will help SOCCSKSARGEN people for this May 10 elections.

Thanks to Sir Hector , Sir Orman , Chang and Van for the photos.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Google Precinct Mapping Party

Another event is coming up for SOX Bloggers. Tomorrow there will be a Google Precinct Mapping Party which will be held at Grab a Crab Restaurant at Lagao, Robinson's Place around 1 pm until 5 pm, 2010.

The purpose of this event is to map the SOCCSKSARGEN precinct for the upcoming election on May 10, 2010 to help people easier for them to find their precinct.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Christian Bautista’s “Constant Change” Concert in GenSan

I was amazed when GenSan News Online Mag announced that Christian Bautista is coming to town on April 23, 2010, Friday at Lagao Gym around 7 pm for Constant Change” GenSan Concert. I fell inloved with his songs entitled “ Tell Me Your Name” originally performed by the legendary Jose Mari Chan.

Christian Bautista real name is Christian Joseph Morata Bautista was born in Manila, Philippines on October 19, 1981. His a choir member at the age of seven.

His known as “ Asia’s Romantic Balladeer”, actor and a model. His the 4th finalist of the Star In A Million, a Philippine reality tv show. That's the start of his booming career and he signed a recording contract .

He gained popularity not only in the Philippines but also in Malaysia,Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand. Christian Bautista is now considered the biggest Filipino singer in the Asian music scene. His dealing into fast-paced life compared before. It made me think that some people are born to be star just like Christian Bautista.

Take time to see this video, my ever favorite song of him.

What are you waiting for? Buy your tickets now and surprise your love ones, family or friends to watch the said concert. Surely, you will love this concert because he will serenade us.


PRASIA and selected local artists will be with him to perform. This concert will benefit People's Advancement through Leadership and Management, Inc.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

ZAIA Experienced at Macau

ZAIA is a show that highlights dance, movement and aerial acrobatics, soaring to the farthest reaches of space and human beauty. I just love this show which mesmerized me and the other audience. It's a 90 minute mega-production will bring together 75 high caliber artists. Presented in one of the most impressive theatres ever created by Cirque du Soleil.
It's a not a good angle since its forbidden to take a shot.
ZAIA is the dream of a young girl who journeys into space on a strange, yet familiar voyage of self-discovery. As she travels, she encouters the beauty of humanity and eventually brings back with her to share with the inhabitants of earth. ZAIA comes from a greek name meaning "life" and is also reminiscent of " Gaia" the living, self-aware, spirit of earth.
Getting ready to enter the theater
While waiting for the show to start, the clown entertain us and gave flowers to the selected audience. We are one of the luckiest audience , my Aunt got one.
This is the most dazzling spectacle ever staged in Asia only at THE VENETIAN, MACAO. A must see show if you are in Macau.

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