Monday, December 21, 2009


My mother-in-law talked about what their tradition every new year . She shared to me that when my father-in-law is already alive every new year they prepared 13 piso coins and a little amount of rice, they keep it until the another new year . She get this kind of tradition from her friend Chinese. I used this tradition before because my husband told me about this, my mother-in-law didn't know that I already knew about this. We believe on this tradition that give us a prosperous whole year.

Guys, how about you? did you have also a tradition like this?

What are my hopes and dreams for my country and to the Filipino people?

As a Filipino citizen, my hopes for this country is to perform better despite of the problems, trials and the crisis, Philippine is facing. We must still believe in God and pray for God's forgiveness, love, blessings and most of all, God's protection, so that wherever we may be and whatever we'll do, we can put our trust to God. Another is that my hope is for this country to have a good leaders, that will support the government and be a model to the citizens, and make the elections, neat and good so that we can declare and confer that our country, can also developed more further and become one good country not as the events that occurring at this moment. I also dream that we will be in God's blessing and all of the people will be united, cheerful, and meaningful not only in the some parts of the country but the whole Philippines.

Friday, December 18, 2009


My mother-in-law always buy a newspaper every morning because aside watching news in television we also love reading news in a newspaper especially local news. What is the purpose of a newspaper, anyway?

The purpose of a newspaper is to catch you up on current events things that are happening around plus it has coupons sales paper the newspaper gives you alot of valuable information you can use to get a job or find a house sky's the limit with a newspaper.

To make money from selling space to advertisers. Newspapers provide a place for advertisers to display their wares. Yes, they do tell some news tales. But informing the masses is secondary to making money.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Art Exhibit

My friend told me about the art exhibit last day. Here it is:

“The title of the art exhibit is “Hikot Hungihong Art Collective”. When I read this, i can't understand what it means. But then after reading,watching,hearing and looking at those arts I realized that it symbolizes the oneness of people through nature in form of art. The theme “Piece of Art,One Whole Peace” was great theme for the art exhibit, because there you can really see that those arts symbolizes peace even though it simple,yet meaningful. I liked the spot were exhibit was performed because it was well organized. There is a room where there are pictures of artists and the head of the place. On the first room, i saw most of the arts which was in the G-Mall Art Exhibit.

The arts are organized too. There are part of the wall which is for only painting are there, another wall which is only for drawings(pen), another wall which is only for poems, and on the floor is the sculptures. Also there is a form of are which is video,I find it boring at first because i did not appreciate it. But then I didn't notice it already took my time I was watching it too long. Maybe because i enjoyed watching it. And about the music i realize that the sounds are music which is composed by some famous artist like Pachelbel in canon, with that combinations I felt the peace in the surrounding. On the main room it was very fascinating because there are still items left by our native clans. I enjoyed so much looking at it, and I noticed that the items left was also organized depending on the tribes. Then i said to myself that our native tribes has a wide range of thinking when it comes to art, because most of their items came from art. They are so very resourceful that even the smallest thing can be made beautiful. Before going out of the there are pieces of paper which is use for us to write what piece is. Maybe it was their idea to get some information for them to have much wide idea for their on coming arts in future.”

Monday, December 14, 2009

Two kids in the Basket

Look this 2 pictures they both in the basket Dustin smiling because he really love playing in the basket but Dana is crying maybe she afraid when the basket moving. They are different kids because as I know Dustin is love adventure while Dana is like simple girl that's what i know with this kids.

My two (2) blog got Rank

I can't imagine that my two blogs got a rank,my women's journey got rank 3 and my Proud to be People ( this blog) got rank 1. I'm so lucky because two ( 2 )of my three ( 3 )blogs got rank, not only that one of my blog got a high rank hehehe. I want to dedicate this to my mentor who always help me and guiding me to make this blog , without her I can't make this blog wonderful. I want to Thank Fe Sultes, for being friend of mine. She helping me how to make my background beautiful, she also the one who check my english grammar. By the way guys, you can also visit her blogs for more info about more layouts, she have a lots of beautiful design that you will like it. Check it :

Thursday, December 10, 2009


I read this wonderful memories of being a kids or thinking a beautiful past.

Sunday was church day. My earliest memories are of the old San Pedro Church. We would crowd in through the back pews most of the time because we would always be late. Being late meant that the sermon would already be over. It was not an easy task having to make sure all six of us children be dressed up and ready in time for the ten o’clock mass. And yes, those days, going to church meant we had to be dressed up, like we were going to a party, which we actually did sometimes. Later, we would go to the Redemptorist Church in Bajada (when it was still a small wooden building), and then when we transferred to our new house in Marfori Heights, to the Assumption Church along Torres Street. All these churches, in my mind were cooler and less crowded at the time. Then, after church, more times than not, we would all drive to the Beach Club or the Insular Hotel that was still managed by the MascuƱanas, for lunch and, in my case, a walk along the seashore to pick shells if it happened to be low-tide.

I always thought it sometimes boring how the same people would be at the Club every Sunday. My mother would congregate towards the same wives while my father towards the same husbands. “Children were meant to be seen and not heard,” so we were expected to go play with the children of the wives and husbands my parents knew. It was sometimes difficult being with the girls because I thought they really didn’t do much except sit around a table and talk about things I didn’t understand. I was too shy to join my brothers and their friends. That’s how I developed my shell-picking forays. It wasn’t long before I had a collection of shells I didn’t know what to do with, unless there was a sunka tournament in the city maybe.

Filipino Values

There are a lots of values my parents teach me, one of that value is being religious. We attend church every Sunday, with this value I feared god, doing something bad in others is something that god forbidden. This attitude give me a chance to be close with other people because who would want to be friends with those bad attitudes. Then another value is respectful specially with those people who are ahead of you, specially elderly. If you tried to disobey them you will have what they so called makagaba, thats why I always respect my parents ,grandparents and all people. Then another value that is common to all Filipinos if you are really a Filipino is a family oriented person, that we love our family so much that whatever place we are we still have the time to think of them and to find a way to keep in touch with them.

One of the most known value of a Filipino that is known to all foreigners is being hospitable.
Filipinos will do anything just to make their visitors comfortable. This value is well practiced during fiestas, that is one of the thing I always observe my parents doing during fiestas. Its okay if we don't have the time to eat because we are so busy but we should make sure that our visitors have already eat.

Thats why people love to come in our house specially during occasions because after they eat, they can also bring some to their houses. Well its good because people will also say something good and they will adore you for that.

There are also values that I don't know if its superstitious or not that even know I still believe in it. It is what you called karma. I'm afraid to do something bad to others because if you do it will return to you and you will suffer even more. If other people will saw you that way they love to be friends with you. My friends and I have the same value thats why we understand each other, but definitely I am friendly I always have some friends wherever I go. I always talk to someone can make friends I don't want to stay in one place and just keep quite.

This value make me unique and make me a true Filipino, even if I am going to other country I will still teach my children the values that my family give me. This will give a good example, then I will have more friends because of this values. Attitude will affect of how you are being accept in a community, a person with a good value tent to have a good relationship with other people.

I only read this story.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Song of Praise”

Rixer Llego

This is the song for you my lord

I'll sing this song from my heart

I thank you for the days

That your with me

cause you are here to set me free

You lift me above when i fell down

You set my feet on solid ground

my Jesus, my savior and redeemer

my hiding place and self refuge.

All i want is to praise you

and adore you

I've got the power in your name

There's a power in your name..

This is for you: a song of praise

This is for you: For the rock of all ages

This song is for you,

my praise is to you

and I'll never let you go

Monday, December 7, 2009

My Friend's New Laptop

My friend Fe, buy a new laptop, you can see above. I really want to have like this kind of laptop. My friend Fe, said that she want to buy a new laptop especially when his husband used their computer for his game at night, she said that she can't able to talk with her family here in the Philippines. Fe is really lucky that his husband buy this laptop for her. I wonder if this is a advance Anniversary gift or what ? Heheh. The laptop color is black ,ASUS notebook type. Here in the Philippines it is really useful nowadays this kind of gadget. It is really big help for your school, office etc. It is also use to talk to your loveones through chatting. You can chat with headset and mic to talk to you lovesones through internet, it is really useful especially to those people who far from their loveones.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Sling Shot o Tirador

My son is already 5 years old that's why he love to discover new things from his friends. One day my son asked me to make him a new slingshot or we called it tirador. I told him that I don't know how to make slingshot but I will try. I promised to him that If he sleep that afternoon, I will make him a slingshot, but honestly even in myself I know that I can't make it. When he woke up he ask me to start to make the slingshot but I said that we need materials before we can start. I tell him that maybe we can started making it tomorrow because we need to buy the material first. But he is really aggressive, he can't wait until tomorrow. So, I try to explained it to him and finally he agreed but before that I need to make another alibi to convince him.

Guys, Is it not good to lie to them sometimes so that they will stop bugging me? What you think?

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Filipino Christmas Traditions

The Tagalog word Pasko derives from the Spanish word Pascua. Although the word Pascua means Easter, Pascua de Navidad refers to Christmas.

The Philippines is known for having the world’s longest Christmas season. The four months that end with the syllable –ber are considered Christmas months, which is why stores and households start playing carols on the first day of September! And the holiday season extends beyond December 31st. It doesn’t end until the Feast of the Epiphany or Three Kings (Tatlong Hari) which falls around January 6.

If Mexico has piƱatas, the Philippines has its parol. Of course, a parol is not something to hit with a stick. It is a Christmas lantern, most commonly in the shape of a five-pointed star. The bamboo or rattan frame is covered with rice paper, tissue or cellophane. Almost every family either builds or buys one to hang by the window or door. Shopping malls construct giant versions of parol. Traditionally, a candle was placed inside for light to shine through; for safety reasons, people now use bulbs or even a flashlight. Families, schools and other places also display a creche or nativity scene called belen. Christmas trees made of plastic are decorated with lights, tinsel and balls.

The Tagalog word for gift is regalo, but Filipinos have a special word for "Christmas gift" pamasko. The Filipino version of Secret Santa is called Monito Monita or Kris Kringle. Students in their classes and office workers all hold gift exchanges during the Christmas season. Children receive fresh bills of money called aginaldo,
usually when they visit their godparents and elderly relatives on Christmas morning.

Mostly Catholics, Filipinos begin a novena (a series of nine masses) on December 16th. The masses are part of the cherished religious tradition of Simbang Gabi, which literally mean “Night Worship.” Filipinos go to church at four o’clock in the morning and afterward have breakfast together. A traditional drink during this season is a warm ginger tea called salabat and a traditional treat is a flat but thick yellow rice cake called bibingka.

On Christmas Eve (Bisperas ng Pasko), a few Filipino towns commemorate Joseph and Mary’s search for a place to stay with a reenactment called panunuluyan, a tradition very similar to the Mexican posadas. What every Filipino looks forward to is Noche Buena, the grand family dinner after the midnight mass. Christmas morning is the time for visiting relatives. Filipinos wear new if not their best clothes. Children do mano, which is kissing or bringing to their forehead the hand of an elderly person. This is when they receive their pamasko, certainly aguinaldo from godfathers and godmothers. Christmas lunch and Christmas dinner are with family.