Thank You Steve Jobs!

October 6, 2011 No comments »

Whoa! I’m back and blogging again… I think because I’m sad yet inspires me to write after reflecting of the news that I read this morning. The great mind of Apple Inc., Mr. Steve Jobs is dead. :(

Steve Jobs, the great innovator of the new centuryI’m saddened about the news of his death. And I can’t help myself from writing my personal reaction of his death… this is my way to extend condolences to the man that changed the world through his many hi-tech innovations and to whom my hubby look up and serve as inspiration in his job as an IT Specialist. The computing industry truly lost a great, unique, and brilliant mind, a one of a kind innovator of the new century!

I started to appreciate the brilliance of this man when I got my new iPhone 2 years ago that made me decide not to get any other new phone even branded one as replacement… because I simply got the best phone in my pocket already! Well, I would definitely get a new one but it should be the upgrade of what I have now… must be iPhone 5 😉

Steve’s innovation of iPod, iPhone, IPAD… are very human that even a 2 year old can already navigate on it… and I love to see my 3 year old able to download a new free game when my iPhone is with her… she loves playing on it and navigating every icons. Oh, it makes me a proud mom, because I didn’t teach her how to use it but she handles and learned it by her own… I owe it to Steve Jobs for bringing an extraordinary UI that is so human and easy to understand.

I think I just don’t admire him now… I love him… :) My prayer is for his beloved family in this time of grief.

Rest in peace Mr. Job! You will always be remembered! You definitely touched everybody’s lives including little kids.

Kristine Hermosa’s wedding

March 4, 2011 1 comment »

I admire Kristine Hermosa’s beauty from the first time I saw her on TV… and on her wedding day… she looks more beautiful and so happy, she is like a princess finally getting the wedding of her dreams! I didn’t miss to grab copies of “Star Studio” magazine where the couple are in the cover for me to get posted of this occasion, well… i’m just a silent fan. :) And Oyo seems a nice guy who truly love Kristine and acknowledging God to be at the center of their relationship makes the couple more lovable..

Now, I can’t help but to embed this beautiful video of Kristine’s perfect wedding to Oyo (courtesy from Bong Sare on Vimeo).

To the couple, best wishes!

Oyo Sotto and Kristine Hermosa from Bong Sare on Vimeo.

The Great American Circus is in Town

January 7, 2011 No comments »

The great and fascinating American circus will be here in Cebu starting this weekend, January 9 to 10 at Waterfront Lahug Cebu City. Then great performance will follow on January 11 to 12 at Cebu Coliseum.

The said circus is known to feature death-defying stunts and the performers will perform and present the exciting acts such as “Classic Flying Skills”, “Teeter Pole”, “Masterful Magic”, “Towering Chair Balance”, “Wheel of Death” and a lot more spectacular stunts.

I never had seen a great circus before so when I heard of them performing in our place, I don’t want to miss the opportunity. This will be a great bonding occasion for the family this weekend.

Show times schedule are the following:

  • Waterfront Hotel –  1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost P2,000, P1,500, P1,000, and P500.
  • Cebu Coliseum – 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The tickets are priced at P1,000, P800, P400, P250, and P150.

Tickets may be bought at the following outlets:

  • SM City Cebu Customer Service,
  • Ticketworld at www.ticketworld.com.ph,
  • Waterfront Hotel, Lahug (232.6888),
  • Cebu Coliseum (255.8919, 255.1405),
  • and Ayala Center Cebu Concierge.

Preparations for Christmas

December 24, 2010 No comments »

It’s one day before Christmas and I think I had everything in my checklist accomplished so I’m ready to celebrate it! Now, I’m done wrapping all the gifts that I want to share to family and friends this Christmas season. It makes me happy to spend time shopping for gifts and wrapping them with beautiful christmas wrappers and finally send them to kids and special members of the family… it brings joy to my heart and makes my christmas complete.

Aside from gifts which some of them I acquire a month before Christmas, I also make it a point to prepare and complete all the stuffs, ingredients, etc… for “noche buena” a week before Christmas. I wanted to avail of the “Mall Sales Promo” which it usually runs 2 days before Christmas but I just can’t take too much of the holiday rush that sometimes will spend almost the whole day in the malls.

Home Christmas decors are also part of my preparations… the house needs to be in a Christmas atmosphere so family members and friends who come to visit for Christmas feels the spirit of the occasion. But most of all the big preparation that is found at the last of my checklist is “myself”, did I prepare myself to be worthy of celebrating the commemoration of Christ’s birthday? How did I prepare myself?

Well, I know I’m not doing a great job in preparing myself yet… but at least I believe that this is the best I can give as my presents to the celebrant… and that is to create a ripple of generosity this Christmas.

A Happy Christmas to all!

The “I dos” of Marriage – wedding of a lifetime

December 18, 2010 No comments »

Today, I witness how the young and lovely bride say her “I dos” not just in front of the many witnesses and to her groom but most specially in front of the Lord. It is a music to my ear when she sweetly utter the “Yes, I do” during the early part of marriage rite.

For me, this is the part where the bride needs to be 100% aware and sincere of her answer and this is the beginning of a new stepping stone of married life. A wedding of a lifetime does not only mean expensive gown, cakes, entourage, flowers, foods and venue, but the real essence for it to be a lifetime wedding is the sincerity of the couple in answering their “I do” in front of their family, friends and to the Lord.

The priest who represents God will ask the couple to join their right hand and express their intention before God and His church, the church stands for the people who witness the occasion. I remember the important questions are as follows which should be clearly answered “Yes, I do.” by the bride and groom themselves:

  • Bride, do you take your groom here present, for your lawful husband according to the rite of our holy Mother, the Church?
  • Do you give yourself to him as his wife?
  • Do you accept him as your lawful husband?
  • Groom, do you take your bride here present, for your lawful wife according to the rite of our holy Mother, the Church?
  • Do you give yourself to her as her husband?
  • Do you accept her as your lawful wife?

My cousin who is the groom is a very lucky man to have finally get the “I do” of a very lovely and young lady who now become his wife. As the one who bind them with the cord of married life, I wish them all the best of being together as a couple and soon raise  beautiful kids and be happy family with God at the center of their relationship.

This wedding is the featured occasion.

Christmas Party in black and white

December 17, 2010 No comments »

Christmas party which is usually held annually is one of the highlight festive activity during the holiday season. We can attend as many christmas party as we want, from simple gathering of friends at home to a big gathering such as a company’s christmas party. And this year’s party excites me because of our theme which is a black and white christmas party… it is indeed very fun! Everybody is beautiful with their black and white attire. So from decorations, attire up to the the table cloths and linens… should be all in black and white.

I observed that most of the attire are black dress with white shoes and jewelries, others wear white dress with black shoes and jewelries while others also wear a black and white dress. I just love to see all 200 of us looks stylish, elegant and beautiful.

It’s indeed a different christmas party look for me, but of course since our main theme color is very neutral, the decorations can mix with some reds and greens of christmas to look it more festive. In general, it’s a one festive, stylish and elegant christmas party I ever had!