The Philippines is currently experiencing a very horrible weather due to typhoon Pedring. Many people were evacuated, stranded, some were injured and got hurt, and there were people who died, others got really scared particularly those who suffered from super typhoon Ondoy about two years ago. Sadly there were also many facebook friends who got really pissed off and are whining that they don't have electricity and internet connection like they are the most unlucky people in the world. :( Isn't it enough that we are in the comfort of our own homes, safe and dry and with our loved ones? Be grateful you are safe! And a lot of people are still pickin'on that poor guy Mr.Christopher Lao that it became a trending topic worldwide on Twitter, again. C'mon! Please spare him.
Thank God there were still tons of filipinos who are sensitive to understand that there were people having serious unfortunate events in times like this. They somehow uplift the spirit and gives hope to millions. Thanks to those people who are constantly praying for the safety of our kababayans and to those who uses different media platforms to spread awareness, to lend helping hands, to unite co-countrymen and execute bayanihan in many possible ways instead of "whining and bullying". I'm not saying these as if my hands are clean, but I think it's inhumane to be an ass during these time of calamity!
The following prayer was circulated in FB today:
"Spare us Lord from the threat of strong typhoon Pedring. We lift our safety unto your loving arms and shield us from destruction. We ask this in the name of Jesus our Lord and Saviour, Amen!"
Prayers can move mountains. Hoping this storm will pass and that tomorrow will bring us all another wonderful sunshine! God bless Philippines!
Posted by vaneneng at 10:45 AM
After five long years of the most-awaited catching up of the century, finally our circle of friends got the chance to gather once more. Just like the same old days, we really missed the tambays (hang-outs) and gala (stroll) inside our school campus and around araneta center in cubao. Gosh, it all feels like yesterday! We met when I had my 2nd visit in Manila last February, all the way to the airport I went straight to Trinoma to meet 'em all. Thanks to social networks which gave ways in keeping our communication lines open.
@ Sky Garden: We're together since 1st year college, bonded through time as no ordinary friends. We're a four-girl group but sadly and obviously someone's missing in the picture because we lost contact to one of our closest friend named Grace and we missed her too very much. I have here below the two of my best friends.
@ Seattle's Best, Trinoma: With one of our closest male friend, we became friends with him when we shifted to a different course during our 3rd year, he's also from a different college department.
Photo ops with the gang: Fun times! :)
Many things have changed but thank God these people remained the same, for there maybe times I forgotten to say or show how much I appreciate all these friends, thank you guys! Cheers to many many more years of friendship! (As if they knew anything about my cyber-space-outlet sshhhhh it's just between you and me) Lol! :D
♪♪ You can stand under my umbrella, ellah-ellah-eh-eh-eh-♪♪
Under my umbrella, ellah-ellah-ellah-eh-eh-eh..:))
To my longest friend and lifetime enemy, to my one and only sister happy2x 29th birthday! :) You knew how much I've loved you from the start even if you never treated me as one of your "best friends" that's fine with me, neither do I hehe, anyway we're sisters so whether we like it or not, we just have to deal with it! :p
Kidding aside, I so missed you! Even if it's not your birthday I always wished and prayed for you.. all the best things in life, happiness, good health, success and a wonderful family.. if I can just do anything to make you better and secured I would. Know that I'm always be here for you no matter what and please stop keeping secrets from me that's all I'm asking.. I'll tell you, I can be your truest friend not because I'm your sister but because I love you with all my heart! I've loved you and I always will..
Of course, I have a picture of the celebrant *grins* she's the cutest in this photo the one in brown.:)
Have a blessed and awesome year ahead Ate! May all your dreams come true! :*
Ooooh Myyyy Gaaaaawd!
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I am so happy I have an AWARD!!!
After hybernating for almost a month I was surprised when I saw this news, I didn't expect that I would be chosen by anyone in any chance especially during the long time break I had with my blog. The award was given by Madhu of Madhulika Speaks, it's really an honor to be part of this. Thanks again sis! :) What made it more special is that it's my very first award here in cyberspace, how cool is that? :D
And here it is... T a d d d a a a a a n n n ! ! ! ♥ ♥ ♥
Oooops wait! there's more, there's a mechanic in receiving this award. First I should link it back from where it came from which I already did
Then I must share 7 random things about myself: Hmmmkay lez do diz!
1. I have a sweet tooth (sweetness is my weakness!)
2. I feel so classy whenever I have my nails done, oh yes simple pleasures!
3. I love shopping (who wouldn't?)
4. I can sing like a pro as I believe so lol!
6. I'm in pure bliss whenever I made my loved ones happy
7. My ultimate dream is to personally witness the Aurora Borealis in Alaska
Moving on to the next one,
My favorite song: Heal the world by Michael Jackson
What pisses me off: Liars
Biggest fear: Arachnids
Best Feature: Smile, chos!
That's it! A little of something in me. Thanks for reading! :)
By the way, the award was given last August 24, 2011.
Thanks again Madhu! :)
The following pictures were taken during the holy week which includes procession and some of the stations of the cross we visited the night of Good Friday. Most of the people here in the province were practicing the observance of this occasion, opposite from where I grew up. Here, almost everyone take their part and it seems like fiesta during these days where you'll find a lot of bibingka vendors at the plaza from morning til midnight, also lots of peepz are joining/watching in processions, sagala, dignum and stations of the cross. I noticed that here they didn't do pabasa during these times unlike in Manila, I asked my husband why and he told me that it's usually done and practiced in wakes.
Though my daughter is too young to understand it all, we tried to explain a bit to her. I think she enjoyed seeing all of these and was overwhelmed as well when she saw the mob during the procession.
Look closer! We saw this in one of the stations, at first we didn't notice the details of this painting but when we looked closer we were amazed by how it was done. Great artwork!