August 18, 2011

Love Fireworks!

New Year's eve is my favorite part of the year. It is the time when our family comes home from the city too, it serves as our reunion. This only happens once a year, so we make sure that we make our New Year celebration happy and memorable.

And of course, part of our celebration is the traditional fireworks. I love fireworks! A few days we get to buy some nice and colorful fireworks from shops. We buy as much as we want and I remember there was a time when my relatives spent more than 10,000 Pesos on fireworks alone! It was the most memorable New Year I had so far. The fireworks they bought were superb! Watching them makes me happy. I even record them on my cellphone and watch the videos after whenever I feel like watching them again. I have about 5 video clips from my phone and I am planning to make compile this to make my own firework movies. That would be nice.

This year, I am looking forward to go to the province again, to celebrate New Year and spend quality time with my family, and of course, watch colorful fireworks that light the sky to welcome another year!

May 21, 2011

What's up?

Sorry for not giving you some updates lately guys. As you know and it always happen to me, I was sick again, and this is was the second time. I had this terrible terrible sore throat and before I know, here comes the common cold and then come the cough. But not to worry now, I am feeling fine and now back to work.

So what happened these past weeks? Well, I attended the wedding of my officemate Allan. It was amazing and I'm happy for them. I hope they're enjoying their honeymoon!

April 28, 2011

Summer.

Grabe ang init ngayon. Metro Manila just reached a record high of 36 degrees Celsius last Tuesday, it was one hell of a day! Seriously, it was hell. I suffered from severe headache that day and good thing hindi ako na-heatsroke

Summer has officially started. Officially. And this means swimming, cold drinks, halo-halo, turning on the aircon, and wearing summer clothes. It is the time of the year where kids and teens have no classes which is a super yes to me because there's no heavy traffic. It is also the time of the year where different types of shops offer summer promos- like discounts from their products, buy one-take one promos, etc.
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March 28, 2011

Cordillera Day 2011



The last Cordillera Day I attended was 2008 in Licuay-Baan, Abra. This year Cordi Day will be held in Abra but this time in Lacub, a small town which I stayed for a couple of months during my previous work. Somehow I feel disappointed when I learned that the activity will be held in Lacub. I miss this community and the locals there, the families I met and some of my friends. But because of work, I am pretty sure I will not be able to participate this year's Cordi Day. You need to have at least a week off for the activity.  



2008 Cordi Day in Licuan-Baay, Abra and of course, my favorite- topload!
Lacub was chosen as this year's venue for Cordi Day because of its rich history of resistance against Cellophil Logging in the 80's. Lacub is rich in gold deposits as I have seen and joined local small scale miners before.  Today, Lacub is a target for exploration by Gold Lake Mineral Resources, which mean a threat to the environment and resources for the community. 

Of course, when there is mining, there is militarization. Like the other towns in Abra, politicians in Lacub has their own private army. Plus some large detachments by the Philippine Army surrounding the town, and their aim is to protect large mining companies to operate without fear from the New People's Army.For those who will be attending the activity, enjoy it and at the same time learn about the rich history of Lacub and help the locals in their struggle against destructive mining to preserve their life, land, and tradition. It will be a long and rough trip, about 5 hours from the capital Bangued (I miss riding the jeepney topload! grrr!), but once you get there and participate at the activity, it's great. Meet some locals and fellow participants. I remember last year I some friends from Taiwan and Canada. 


Anyway, here is the invitation from Cordillera Peoples Alliance for Cordillera Day 2011.



January 23, 2011

New Nurse, New Scrubs!

First of all, I congratulate my cousin for having her first job in the hospital as a nurse. Yay! Of course, her family and relatives are happy to have found a job in just months after she graduated. An so since it's her first job, she's excited to go to work in high spirits. So when my brother, also a nurse asked her if he already have her set of medical uniforms, my cousin suddenly remembered that she forgot to buy new ones. Yikes!

So since the nearest medical supply shop is quite far from his town, my brother suggested to look online for nursing scrubs on sale. Well, my brother is right. When you are looking for cheap nursing scrubs and uniforms, the internet offer a wide range of colors and designs that you can choose from. I saw my brother's scrubs and they have nice colors, funky designs, plus they are durable too. They some also offer cute and colorful surgical scrub hats, also in great designs.

My cousin ended up ordering 4 sets of nursing scrubs, they are to be delivered within a couple of days. Well, that would lift her spirit and give her more inspiration to work. Good luck, dear cousin! You can do it!