Monthly Archives: July 2012

Silly Dalena!

This is my niece, Dalena. She is 2 years old and have been quite silly for a while. She is 1/4 Vietnamese – 1/4 American – 1/2 Filipino that’s why she look like no other kid. The next video clip is all about her acting funny while she thought it was her birthday.

Now that explains why she is silly!

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Posted by on July 24, 2012 in Personal


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Dream Bridal Gown

Every woman’s desire is to have a perfect wedding and wear her dream bridal gown. This might be one of the reasons why most women today prefer not to settle down until they find the right man – one that is not only capable of loving and providing but one that can also afford to give her bride the best on their wedding. Although there are instances that both bride-to-be and groom-to-be share with all the expenses, there is a deeper meaning for the woman if her groom will take care of everything, financially. Of course she won’t choose to have the most expensive wedding gown but can have a real nice dress that perfectly fits her and will make her absolutely look beautiful on her most special day.

Before choosing the kind of bridal gown and where to get it, the bride should take some notes. She must consider first, the cut and style – it should perfectly suit her personality and at the same time it should meet her personal preferences. No one should dictate what kind will she wear on her wedding, but she should have known it just even before her groom proposed. The most popular cuts of bridal gown includes strapless, halter necklines, mermaid dresses, tea-length dresses, sheer straps, sweetheart necklines, off the shoulder, and many more.

Secondly, she must be good in choosing the right color. Although white is the default color for a wedding gown, the bride should always have a choice, but will put in mind that picking up a dull or dark-colored gown will never suit the occasion. So most probably, off-white, beige, cream, or other lighter colors will best suit if she disregards white. However, if the bride wishes to stand out and wants to look very unique, she can go for dark colors such as red, purple, or blue but with an accent of white. While there are wedding gown stores that allow custom designs, there is always a chance that the bride will choose to wear a colored gown but of course will choose from the best swatches.

Next point is the kind of fabric. If the couple decides to take their vows inside a church or any religious building, they should make sure that the bridal gown will somehow be of a little elegant such as picking up one that’s made of batiste, charmeuse, chiffon, duchesse satin, georgette, illusion, jersey, organdy, organza, Peau de Soie, rayon, satin, silk, or velvet. Otherwise, mere crepe or cotton will best for a beach or any outdoor wedding. Choosing the best fabric for a bridal gown really matters since each material is designed to produce a distinct effect, as there are kinds of fabrics that cling to the body while others stand away.

The success of the wedding does not always depend on the kind of wedding dress the bride wears but it does add an effect to make it into perfection. So make the right choice now, visit Dream Bridal Gown for that beautifully elegant wedding dress of your dream.

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Posted by on July 21, 2012 in Fashion, Marketing


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David Cook LIVE in Cebu!

Ok, the Cook boys [including Dad] are touring the SE Asia – Manila, Cebu, and Indonesia. They actually started to drop bombs in Honolulu, HI and crossed over the Pacific Ocean to meet fans from three points in Asia. I am one of David Cook’s fans since his day 1 in American Idol. Before the top 24 finalist, I have predicted that he will become the next American Idol winner. Paula Abdul tagged him as the ‘Dark Horse’ and he earned most votes at 56% against contender, David Archuleta.

Today, David Cook is a successful artist whose genre runs from alternative rock, post-grunge, and pop rock. He has his family that supports him all the way and a proud mom that’s always there for him. On his first concert tour scheduled for SE Asia, Cook made his initial stop in Manila on July 14th followed by Cebu on the next day.

When I heard about his concert tour I inquired about tickets so I got two and has been excited. Before the concert, David appeared at Cebu’s biggest mall – the SM City Cebu for the Meet & Greet event. I was there amidst huge crowd waiting for him to prompt on stage. Since the autograph signing is only limited to those who bought his CDs, I did not get a chance to sit at the VIP area. However, with much effort, I was able to go close to the stage. Minutes before his appearance, the crowed screamed – I thought it was David but Andrew took the first romp and he just passed in front of me, yes as close as three feet. Finally, David showed up and everyone was excited as he promoted his concert and signed the CDs thereafter.

At the Concert Venue

Me and my brother went to the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel around 5pm to catch good seats but we were not allowed to enter the ballroom hall until 7.30pm. As we stroll around the hotel lobby I saw David’s dad and little brother with a few people taking pictures with them. I just looked at them and yes, cuteness runs in the family. After a few minutes of roaming, I spotted Andrew, David’s younger brother who was with him and his mom all the time during the Idol days. I set aside my shy persona and went straight to him, and asked if we can have pictures taken. He was like sure so he stood next to me and ‘click’ – there is the sweet couple! After that he asked my name and we shook hands, and he did the same to my brother. I couldn’t explain how I felt and all I knew was I was overwhelmed.

When we finally got inside the concert hall, we waited for more than an hour and David appeared and performed, and it was all fun. He is truly an amazing singer with a powerful voice – I love how he screams and kicks his right foot to emphasize a high note. Thanks, David, you are the IDOL.

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Posted by on July 17, 2012 in Events


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