Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category

The Great American Circus is in Town

January 7th, 2011

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,
  • Waterfront Hotel, Lahug (232.6888),
  • Cebu Coliseum (255.8919, 255.1405),
  • and Ayala Center Cebu Concierge.

Looking for Halloween Costumes

October 24th, 2009

When it comes to Halloween, what comes to my mind first is something spooky from decorations to scary characters and costumes based on images of death and the supernatural. And having this in mind, I am having a hard time looking for a Halloween costume not for myself but for my Claire… I registered her for some tricks and treats this Halloween and since it’s already one week to go… I gotta find a costume fast! I’m almost tempted to shop online looking at those Tinker Bell costumes, I’m sure she will be so lovely, but I think finding it personally in the mall is a sure thing to fit. So I bring my little girl shopping with me today and could not find that costume I found online, but the first fairy costume she fits delighted my eyes so I pick it. I’m now exited to see my little girl on her fairy costume and joining other kids celebrating this occasion!

I never got a chance to attend and dress in a Halloween costume before, poor me… hehe.. but I’m sure this coming Halloween will be memorable for Claire will be participating it… :)

Christmas is near! Joy to the world!

October 22nd, 2009

Listening and watching this video makes me excited for Christmas! This is one of the best and joyful performances of Mariah… i just love her voice and her songs. Though it was performed 4 years ago, watching it reminds me that christmas is fast approaching!

I am planning to decorate our home with Christmas decors this weekend and bring out our old christmas tree, clean up our Santa Claus and install christmas lights inside and outside the house… but hmm, something is missing.. one thing I wish to have is a complete nativity set. I hope I can acquire one this christmas.

As early as the 1st day of September, christmas songs can be heard anywhere… malls, radio, television and even officemates singing carols in the background. How time flies and Christmas is near! Some big malls and restaurants are putting up christmas decorations already. I can already see shoppers shopping christmas decorations and when on the streets – streetchildrens are singing christmas carols outside the car window. Christmas is indeed on the air and singing “joy to the world” makes this special occasion a day to look forward to. I wish and pray that the whole world will be joyous and blessed this Christmas.

Feast of Ramadan 2009 (Eid’l Fitr)

September 21st, 2009

This year 2009, September 21 is declared as a Regular Holiday, no work for most of the companies and no classes in schools and universities… but I am here in the office in front of my desktop working… :) well, I’m not complaining because it is a relaxing day to work in the office today, no major issues and tasks pops up in my outlook.

I am reflecting the importance of this occasion where I believe all over the world whether Muslims or not is observing but of course it is a big and important occasion for Muslims. Ramadan or Eid’l Fitr is the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar from which all participating Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and all other ill-natured vices from dawn until sunset. It is also a month of worship and renewal of family ties. I read one article that the sighting of the moon is done by Muslims on the last day of Ramadan… I wonder what is the significant of this activity to them, it says that when the new moon is born before the sunset, Muslims will fast next morning for the first day of their fasting.

I respect this belief of my Muslim brothers but during my Theology lessons before, I did not learn that God commanded us for the moon to be sighted just in order to determine the beginning of the new month. What I believe is that no matter what beliefs we have and how we celebrated each belief, the common denominator is that we have only One same God.

Ninoy Aquino Day

August 21st, 2009

Occasion: Commemoration of the death of Benigno ‘Ninoy’ Aquino, Jr.
Holiday Date: August 21
Official Status: Special Non-working Holiday
Why we celebrate this occasion? Ninoy’s heroic act to the Philippines

Yes, It’s a special non-working holiday today and occasions like this gives me an opportunity to bond with my family and spend quality time together at home… also a time for myself. Today I feel so relaxed and I tried not to look at my planner so I will be more focused on house keeping and not on upcoming busy schedules. I found time to browse the whole house this morning especially those corners that I seldom got an opportunity to go during my busy working days. One of my favorite place in our house is the rooftop, it’s over looking the neighborhood and sitting here makes me so relaxed, oh! how wonderful it is to find time to pause and keep the silence…

Well, we owe thanks for the rest day we are enjoying now to our heroes especially to Ninoy whom Filipino people are commemorating today… :)

Family Picnic with the little girl

June 21st, 2009

claire's photo shoot in the park
It’s another family picnic get-together-weekend for the three of us and I’m again surprised of my discovery in this occasion of family bonding with my little girl. She is so happy that you cannot stop her from moving, running and chasing other children in the park. What impressed me is when she learned to interact with other people asking her to pose for a picture and she can immediately gives her ‘pa-cute’ smile and ‘pa-effect’ pose… hehehe… My 1 year old brings such joy to both of us!

I think I know why she is so happy today, because this is also the day where she turns exactly 1 year and 7 monhts old.. haha…