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Everyone’s Been Eating Today!

Mark this day when you or someone you knew have prepared so much food and have been eating! Well I meant the day and not the date – it’s the fourth Thursday of November, a day that people in the United States celebrate an annual tradition that’s originated in the time of President Abraham Lincoln, when he proclaimed this day as the Thanksgiving Day. This celebration commemorates many of the events when prominent individuals’ achievements were recognized by the entire nation and are meant to thank God for a common purpose.

Today, as I browsed my Facebook page, almost all my news feeds come in the form of images with the most common food served during the Thanksgiving Day celebration – Turkey! Some friends simply posted text greetings, wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving Day. All these are just a few things that has happened today, and one thing is for sure – everyone has been eating! LOL. Yes, believe it or not, no one would ever refuse to take some bites of that juicy stuffed oven-fresh turkey. Some have spent dinner with relatives with so much food on the dining table – a real festivity and it’s all about eating and drinking!

While everyone is gathered at home with their family members, some would have set a family date in their favorite restaurants. Whether you had your turkey dinner at home or at a restaurant, as long as you had a great time with your loved ones, I guess that’s a perfect way of having the occasion celebrated. Now I bet everyone’s full and snoring in bed… Have a good night and don’t let turkey bite! 🙂

UFC’s Chael Sonnen and Jon Jones

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Posted by on November 23, 2012 in Events, Food


Freelancing: Know the Leads

Almost everyone today talks about working at home or going freelance online. How is this possible? In the beginning of the twenty first century, when computer age started to rise, there is a plentiful of job opportunities especially for job hunters that hold computer degrees offered by many IT companies. A couple of years later, outsourcing became a hit among most first world-based telemarketing firms that seek for cheaper labor avoiding certain types of costs and benefits due for their employees.

By then, outsourcing became a trend, and companies particularly from the US, UK, and Canada hired workers from the third world countries, such as the Philippines and India. But this buzz was nothing when online freelancing opened the door for most skilled individuals who find comfort in working at home at their own pace. Just like fashion that quickly intruded almost every part of the world, freelancing became pandemic that couldn’t be stopped because of technology’s blessing which is now very accessible and affordable to all.

Amongst today’s famous freelancing market portals is known to be oDesk Corp., or simply oDesk. If you are a mom with kid(s) and need to stay home but still would want to earn to help the family, or if you are an individual who is unfortunate to get a secular job from any prestigious companies due to your impairment, or if you are a nomad and wants to bring work with you anywhere you go, or if you are just too lazy to put on your make up, do your hair, and wear those high heels to work, then oDesk is the perfect place for you to be productive!

Just recently, oDesk held the most-awaited event by Filipino Contractors – the oDesk Contractors’ Appreciation Day, a three-hour occasion that allowed everyone to meet and mingle, get insights from two of oDesk’s representatives, and to recognize some of the country’s top contractors. The event was held in UP Diliman’s Ang Bahay ng Alumni, on November 6th, 2012. It was a truly beneficial and enjoyable occasion when everyone who met online as co-workers and friends finally met in flesh!

oDesk Contractors Appreciation Day with Matt, Mollie, and Ally

oDesk Contractors Appreciation Day with Matt, Mollie, and Ally

By engaging into online freelancing, and knowing what your abilities and limits are, you are entitled to live a stress-free life. Although there is no such condition as stress-free life in our days, working as a freelancer online gives all the comfort an individual would definitely desire. Time management is the key. When you work as a freelancer, you should be able to determine when and how to organize multiple tasks so to not spoil anything – both on your part and on your clients’. Respect and honesty play important roles to achieve a successful long-term tenure. Are you ready to launch your online career and grab the leads?

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Posted by on November 22, 2012 in Events, Online Career


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Pony Tail Olympic Rings

Ok, the London 2012 is about to get over but I guess it is still cool to mess up with something that’s inspired by it. I have done and taken this cute picture just before the Olympics commenced but since things went overly crazy here, I missed to show it up, so here it is …..

The symbol of the Olympic Games is composed of five interlocking rings, coloured blue, yellow, black, green, and red on a white field.

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Posted by on August 10, 2012 in Events, General


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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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2012 Super Duper Moon

It was past 6pm tonight and I went out to feed my dog when I suddenly stared at the sky and seen the moon – perfect round and looks a little weird because of its yellowish color with surrounding blast of shadow. I called my niece’s attention and she immediately learned that it’s the super moon of 2012 that will appear on May 5th at 11.34pm EST when moon reaches perigee.

What I did? I rushed to my room and took my camera, and then shoot it! It was an awesome scene even if it is not yet the peak of it which is expected to be 14% bigger and 30% brighter. Right now, the moon gets higher and becomes brighter. I may be up until closed midnight to see its fullest view.

While I was having a slight meditation after looking at the superb moon tonight, I also asked myself – does it have any effect on anything on earth tonight? I was a little startled when I turned to yahoo home page and read the headline, “Stop the Lunacy! 5 Mad Myths About the Moon”. Now it’s your turn to read it.

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Posted by on May 5, 2012 in Events, General


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Dream Wedding

What is your dream wedding? In everyone’s life, the thought of having a blissful wedding is a dream come true. A potential bride has long been yearning to walk down the aisle with the most captivating smile on her face, and in the most beautiful wedding dress. Imagine yourself to be this woman, and the groom as the Prince Charming in your fairytale. Isn’t it just amazing having everyone in their happy mode celebrating with you in your most wonderful day?

When a man and woman decided to tie the knot, it is not only them that rejoice but everyone who have been there with them through all their endeavors and pursuits. So why not treat this day as the most special one, and in order to achieve this, you need some help from the expert. Wedding planners are trained to do all the planning for your wedding as they give you the best services that they could offer at a reasonable prize. And in the subject of discussing about your wedding dress, you always have the last say – this would bring out the best in you during that memorable day.

You would want to consider the following tips helpful when searching for the perfect wedding gown:

      Be realistic. Have a good understanding of what your price range is, and do not go over this price range. Beautiful wedding gowns come in all different types of shapes and sizes – as well as prices.
      Never buy the first wedding gown that you try on – without checking out other wedding gowns first. Getting a good taste of what is out there is important to finding the right gown.
      It is also important to make sure that you visit two or three bridal stores, in order to get an even better grasp of what you may want. While you may have your heart set on one wedding gown, you may find one at another store that is almost identical but that is also offered at a much lower price.
      Do not set crazy expectations for yourself. If you are opting for a strapless dress in hopes of losing at least fifty pounds within the next six months (or right in time for the wedding), you may want to reconsider and instead opt for something else. You should never set unrealistic expectations on yourself that you know that you will never be able to meet.
      Think about what is going to be the most suitable for the actual wedding. If you are having a more traditional wedding, you may want to think about getting a wedding gown which will complement this type of wedding. If you are planning on having a beach wedding, a wedding gown which is short that will also not get in the way at the beach will be a good idea.

Source: Yahoo

Make your day as the most wonderful on earth, and see it to be cherished forever.

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Posted by on April 14, 2012 in Events, Fashion


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