Archive | October, 2011

Something To Smile About Digest # 12

24 Oct

This should be a quick post.  I have to go back to writing my friend’s website copy and newsletter. Yeah, yeah I mentioned the ‘con’ (if you can call it that) of having a day job and being a writer on the side – when something pops in your head, you just gotta’ stop and let it out.  And I’m not even doing ‘my day job’right now,  this is the ”on the side job” I’m doing but I just can’t help it.

So the things that made me smile these past few weeks:

1.  My friend already uploaded the website content I made for him. I just made the final revision and it’s good to go! Next project I’ll do for him will be the newsletter and the web advertisement. It always feels good when I finished a writing project.

2.  I’m done reading Dug Down Deep. Yup! After more than a year. Hahaha… Well I don’t know if I already mentioned it here but I’m listing it down as something to smile about because it is an accomplishment for me to finish that book by my favorite Joshua Harris. I still have to write a book review, so I haven’t really started a new book yet.

3.  Something about Football of course. The possibility of Real Madrid to come over Manila through ehem Uncle Manny Pangilinan.  🙂  And also David Beckham and his team L.A. Galaxy’s upcoming tour in Asia which (may) include Philippines. This means a friendly match with our very own Azkals will be lined up.

4. A few more people subscribed to this blog. Wow! There’s Addielicious, Juan Busy and some others that subscribed through email. Thank you so much.  Please visit their blogs, they are awesome writers! For those who visit here and subscribe to my silliness 🙂 , it would be great to if you will leave your blog url too so I can also check them out. Thanks!!!

Now back to work. I didn’t take this unplanned leave just to blog all day. 🙂

Presente de Deus by Kaka and Carol

18 Oct

Kaka and Carol – and their wedding song. Beautiful. Composed by my favorite Kaka himself. Bravo! May God bless your marriage and your family. 🙂

I want to this to be my wedding song as well.  So beautiful.

Real Madrid to come to Manila?

18 Oct

Okay, this is a quick one.

Well, last month Ida from OMF told me about the possibility of my favorite football team, Real Madrid to come to Manila. And I read it from the news again today. The super rich Filipino businessman Manny Pangilinan (ahem, uncle Manny? LOL) is currently in the talks and still ironing things out for the REAL MADRID tour to my very own Philippines! OMG!  I will be the happiest person in Manila if the happens! haha 😀

Real Madrid Campeon Copa Del Rey 2011 (google images)

It will be a dream come true to meet my favorite footballer ever – Ricardo Kaka! And Cristiano Ronaldo and Iker Casillas and the whole team. Wow, how cool is that. And I certainly won’t miss that chance if that plan pushes through.  I won’t let it pass. So I sincerely hope and pray that it will happen.  🙂 I’m super excited!

Cristiano, Iker and Kaka! (google images)

Hala Madrid! 😀


14 Oct

Today, I saw someone who looked like you. You both have the same beautiful eyes so I stared at him… into his eyes.

But there was nothing.

There was no connection.


13 Oct

I’m excited.

In a month I will be able to cross out two from my ‘bucket list’ because I AM GOING TO……………………. MALAYSIA!

It wasn’t planned. I didn’t plan to travel this year. The original plan was to travel early next year to celebrate my birthday somewhere new and special.

But my dear friend F from Turkey will be traveling to Asia for a conference next month and unfortunately he cannot come over to Manila, so we decided that I fly to KL and meet him there.

I already booked two weeks ago. So see you in a month Kuala Lumpur!  🙂

Petronas Towers (from Google Images)

My First Moon Cake Festival

2 Oct

The DICE GAME (Moon Cake Festival) - (not my own image... just got this from google. To the owner of this photo, please let me know if you want me to take it down.thanks.)

Last Friday, we had a dice game at the office in celebration of the Moon Cake Festival. It was my first time to experience such event, my first time to play that dice game too! There were lots of food and prizes. I think half of the population in my office are either pure-blooded Chinese (although Philippine-born and already citizens here) or from Chinese descent, so that’s why the Moon Cake Festival is celebrated in our office at least every other year.

The dice game is played per group and in every group there are prizes for the players to keep. You are to throw the six dice into a bowl and there is a corresponding prize if you met the combination. Now what I’m not sure is if the combinations are something set by the committees or they are the default combinations ever since the human civilization began. 🙂 (I’m too lazy to Google). The dice when thrown shouldn’t fall out of the bowl or you lose your turn. It’s actually a game of luck. You are to get 1 ‘four’ die at least to get a prize, the more ‘four’ dice, the better prize you can get. Players take turns throwing the dice and I’ll say, if you didn’t get any ‘four’ the entire time you play, then you are totally and officially unlucky. 🙂 The one who has a ‘more four’ in each group will get to chance to choose from the grand prizes.

I heard, in some mooncake festivals, the prizes at stake are simple – money, some food, and in others, some expensive gadgets or appliances and a large sum of money. In our office, the grand prizes were LG TV, mobile phones, external hard drives, some home appliances and others.

I won, yeah some foods not the major prize. Hehe… It was great to experience a new thing. I had fun playing the dice game! 🙂

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