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Misa De Gallo Diaries 2010 Day Eight: Emmanuel

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Day 8: Emmanuel
This is the second time I almost missed the simbang gabi due to oversleeping. It is because I am still quite sick with sore throat. But I can still manage to sing and even speak but there would still be a stinging feeling every time. Luckily I realized that another perfect venue to attend the mass would be at the Archbishops' Residence in Villa San Miguel which is near shaw boulevard and Nueve de Febrero.  
The last time I have been to this place again was the 75th birthday of beloved Jaime Cardinal Sin. I just knew that they also have Misa de Gallo when I encountered a lot of people coming from the street where the compound is located and knew that there was a simbang gabi mass held there. Again since this is just near the office I took the chance to attending mass. At first, I don't know how will they pull off a mass when the population of the people in that area could actually fill the whole compound and the chapel can accommodate up to 50 persons only. Fortun…

Misa De Gallo Diaries 2010 Day Seven: Magnificat

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Day 7: Magnificat



One of my most favorite songs from the Bible is Mary's song of Magnificat. The song that praised and honor the glory of God as the savior and the light of the troubled world. The song was sung by mary as she conceived in her womb Jesus who is the  Messiah and brought the good news to the world. And on the seventh day of Misa de Gallo, I now found myself in a new church that I would only view from afar but unable to get inside and attend mass. This Parish was the San Roque Church located near Boni Avenue and also close to the office where I decided to go and check out this parish that I have passed many times but never go the chance to explore the church with a very high structure. 
Indeed the church was made to be high because of the limited space of the lot to fit it inside the community in that part of Mandaluyong. San Roque is a farmer and always depicted with a scar and dog. He was poor yet never let his faith down just like Mary that also sung a melody of pra…

Super Tuesdays on the All NEW & Exciting AXN Beyond!

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Get set to be blown away by the latest drama and entertainment shows on an all new, all awesome AXN Beyond channel. More than ever, viewers from the Philippines will enjoy a fresh and unrivalled programming line-up Tuesday nights across a newly-expanded spectrum of genres, as AXN Beyond refreshes to redefine the entertainment experience like no other.

AXN Beyond viewers are set to enjoy a back-to-back series of the channel’s very latest shows on Super Tuesday evenings not-to-be-missed. The fun begins with reality talk show The Marriage Ref, as celebrities such as Madonna, Demi Moore and Gwyneth Paltrow pass judgement on real-life couples’ marriages. That leads to light-hearted series like Drop Dead Diva Season 2 which continues the life of shallow model Deb (Brooke Elliott) whose soul ends up in the body of a brilliant, plus-size attorney. The night’s fun culminates in AXN Beyond’s headliner of the month – fresh new legal comedic drama The Defenders which stars Jim Belushi (According to…

Misa De Gallo Diaries 2010 Day Six: Shared Time

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Day 6: Shared Time

I have to admit that being too busy with a lot of this just stress me out and what I do need more right now is time. However I am still very thankful for the blessings that I have received within this year. Time indeed is a very important thing that we cannot never get back. So that has been by philosophy in life to live it to the fullest and enjoy its fruits without affecting anybody. Now I am at my sixth day of the Misa De Gallo and I just had my first part of my medicals on this day. I chose to spend the rest of the day off at the mall and do some wifi. I am also pressured with the fact that I need to finish music pieces for the stage play in January.  
So much things to do with so little time. This had me worried in the past as I got busy, the time for myself especially in prayer also declined. I am too worried that being to busy will would lead me to be ill. But I would also find myself in many situations that I encounter God in many ways and in places that I di…

Misa De Gallo Diaries 2010 Day Five: Mutual Love

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Day 5: Mutual Love



This time, I was able to visit the Archdiocesan Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Mandaluyong. The shrine is known to also have the relic of Sister Faustina, in which Jesus revealed himself to her and journal every encounter in her diary. For the second time, I almost woke up late but I was thinking of going to another church to see what experience and message will he give to me during the dawn masses.
Now that I am on my fifth day and the days goes by so fast, I decided to complete the simbang gabi with different churches. Its really hard especially with limited time and also searching churches and the schedules which varies and could cause me to be late or else.
Still tired and quite sleepy with the number of schedules of work and other things throughout the day. And even with these conditions, I still feel that the church is good refuge place to be with good and also seek peace from within and also resting place. With a lot of worries that I have felt and feeling insid…

2010 Is Where AXN Becomes The No. 1 International Channel in Southeast Asia!

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For many years now, AXN has been claiming the top position as Southeast Asia’s leading international channel. Especially in the key markets of Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines, viewers have embraced AXN as one of their favourite entertainment destinations. As the year 2010 is coming to an end, AXN once again cements its position as Southeast Asia’s number one international channel, averaging 10.2 million viewers every month to take the top spot in results tabulated from January to October 2010.
Malaysia, in particular, is a star performer. Not only is AXN the top international network, it is also the most-watched channel on Astro, leading in average monthly viewer reach at 5.9million. Amongst English channels, AXN beats the next closest competitor in primetime ratings by 24%, and out of the 14 first-run shows that AXN aired in 2010, 10 premiered at the top of the ratings chart.
Likewise, AXN is ahead of all English pay-TV channels in Singapore in primetime ratings among cab…

Blah Blah Blogs: Pasko na! Boom Tarat Tarat!

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Mula sa mga manunulat, editors, scriptwiters, lightmen, soundmen, PAs, make-up artists, sponsors, contributors, fans, stalkers, guests, mangers at executive producer ng Blah Blahh Blogs, kami (ako) ay bumabati sa lahat ng tao sa buong sangkatauhan sa kadaigdigan ng maligayang Pasko at masaganang Bagong Taon sa inyong lahat.
Hep hep hep! hindi pa tapos ang taon, pero gusto kong batiin kayong lahat upang kahit paano ay maramdaman niyo naman ang diwa ng pasko. Iwasan na ang pagiging depressed at 'wag kariririn ang pagiging SMP. sinasaktan niyo lang ang sarili niyo. Sa mga kapwa kong agents at mga nagtratrabaho sa call centers at 24 hour never-we-will-we-close stores tulad ng Mcdo at Starbucks, mas masayang isipin na ang araw na ito at double pay.
Hindi ko na uubusin ang oras ninyo dahil maari niyo na itong ilaan para sa inyong mga kaibigan at pamilya. Enjoy lang kahit sa dami ng pinagdaan natin sa taon na ito ay marami pang rason upang maging masaya at ipagdiwang ang araw ng kapanganak…

10 Fun Things I Can Do with a new Lenovo Laptop!

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Given I would be given a new LENOVO laptop, what would be the 10 fun things that I could do wit it. I made a list of thing you can do with this neat gadget that is a perfect Christmas gift for all!



Check my list here!


This is my official entry to YUGATECH's Lenovo contest!
Hope you enjoy it!
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Misa De Gallo Diaries 2010 Day Four: Disturbed Silence

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Day 4: Disturbed Silence



The fourth day of simbang gabi happened with the parish where I started last year's simbang gabi, The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Sta Mesa. Its actually one of the most accessible churches since its near my place. Although I am not a regular parishioner as I go to different churches for mass. But I do appreciate that this hundred year old parish has its share on my spiritual life.Day 4 was actually considered a regular Sunday mass according to father. And this was after I went to the company Christmas party in SMX and also another High School Friends' Party. Though never intoxicated but just stuffed with a lot of food and fun from the parties, I still reminded myself of my obligation to complete the simbang gabi. Because of the events, I never got the chance to sleep or even nap since I am running out of time and also options. But I did expect that I would visit the parish in this year's Misa de Gallo. 

Though it would be another day at mass…

Misa De Gallo Diaries 2010 Day 3: Weary Heart

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Day 3: Weary Heart



Third day. And its seems so faster with my very busy schedule. I have a lot of appointments lately from events, work and even reunions and parties. But of course I always look forward to attend the Misa de Gallo as my own personal retreat and encounter with God in preparation for Christmas day. After work I went to Divisoria to check on good buys and as always that traffic is indeed heavy in that area for both people and vehicles. Unfortunately after 2 hours roaming Divisoria, I did not bought anything but only had dinner at Mang Inasal. This tested my patience since I was disappointed with the service because of many things. The time was almost 8pm so I was worried that I may miss the mass. I thought that the nearby church of San Lorenzo in Ongpin would have its mass on 8 but when I got there there, it seems that they will start 30 minutes to an hour later. This is critical for me since I would go home more late and would also affect my other schedules. So my plan …

Misa De Gallo Diaries 2010 Day Two: Unexpected Serendipity.

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Day Two:Unexpected Serendipity. 
I almost missed the second day of the Misa de Gallo when I woke up at exactly 4:10, ten minutes late for the 4pm mass at the nearby Our Lady of Fatima Parish, but I had sudden reflex that I can catch up on another church that I can go to. It was the EDSA shrine. since I know that they have the mass at 4:30 so I do have a few minutes to commute there. Though I have computed the time that it will be exact given I dont wait and there is less or no traffic since it so early in the morning. I took a jeep to EDSA and then a bus going to ortigas Robinsons. One surprise for me is to see one of friends Kuya Lei O Lap on the bus with his friend, I knew that they will also go to EDSA shrine since I also encountered him last year at the same place. Coincidently, it was funny though we never talked during the trip and also at mass, that I also find people who are also into the spirit of the simbang gabi. 
Though another dilemma that I have encountered is the time fro…

Misa De Gallo Diaries 2010 Day One: Simple Start

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Day One: Simple Start
Another year has passed and this time I go on another adventure again to complete a tradition that most Pinoys also follow. The Simbang Gabi or Misa de Gallo is also my way of professing my faith and also finds it very fulfilling to complete the 9 days. The first year of Misa De Gallo diaries were really tough yet was also happy experience. On its second year, I hope that this also give another unforgettable experience. I look forward  to know more about traditions, friendships and also history since most of my trips are not bounded with only one church. Also this will be different as I also have a lot of schedules and work to attend to, unlike last year. Generally, this is still something new, this is also something that comes once a year. So better make the most out of it. And I'm very happy to share to you the first day! Now with perseverance and enough sleep I know I can get through this and also learn a lot of things from people and also the encounter at …

Pacquiao and Hardworking Pinoys Trubute Art at the Mall of Asia Seaside

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There is truth in the saying “no pain, no gain,” and Filipinos, more than anyone else in the world, best exemplify that pain is a symbol of perseverance, strength and courage. We are, after all, known globally as hard-working people who strive for excellence in whatever we do. 
Time and again, we’ve witnessed how Filipinos wear their pain with pride and honor, as badges of jobs well done. Often, simple workers—such as those who toil under the sun, teach children in rundown classrooms, sew hundreds of garments a day, and go through much pain and sacrifice—steer the country towards the future. They are the true heroes of the country. It is these amazing, hardworking Filipinos, who accomplish even the most ordinary tasks with extraordinary dedication, that Alaxan FR lauds and salutes with the “Aray Ko Galing Ko” campaign.

Manila Metropolitan Theater Curtain to Rise for Magwayen

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Ehipto, the new masterpiece of Magwayen Creative Scholars Guild, will be staged at the Manila Metropolitan Theater on January 29 and 30, 2011.
This curtain-raiser will be the guild’s grandest and most ambitious production to date. And what could be the best platform for this other than the “grand dame” itself, the Manila Metropolitan Theater?!
Magwayen, a student based theater organization, resides at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, the foremost university for the Manileno scholars. For the past 12 years, the guild has been performing at the university’s Justo Albert Auditorium. But for its biggest project, a play that will try to stage few of the Bible’s most majestic miracles, the members looked for a place that is more awe-inspiring. And that is where the MET comes in.
The Metropolitan Theater, being one of the most celebrated Art Deco structures in the Philippines, used to hold world-class theatrical performances, operas, musicales, pageants, and other lofty events during its h…

Misa de Gallo Diaries

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One of the project that I am happy to share. It was sacrifice indeed as I struggle trough different routes to get to the churches and have a unique experience in each location. You can check my posts last year with the links below. And for this year, it will be another challenge as I also go into this tradition while having time for work. But the moral of this one is how can I be patient and also be faithful. A journey that I made me realize a lot of things in life, to be happy, to be thankful and always find something interesting and inspiring even after going to mass for 9 consecutive days. This is another year for the Misa De Gallo diaries...

Philippine Blog Awards 2010

CCIts PBA time again, Philippine Blog Award that is. And this time it was held at the RCBC tower in makati. I realized that this place was nostalgic to me because 6 years ago, this is also the place where I got my AY Foundation Award for National Discipline, but anyway going back to PBA, it was unfortunate that I was late for the event. But I was able to meet and greet the blogger winners and also friends who witnessed the event. Now let me share the winners for PBA this year!


MAIN AWARDS Best Blog in Advocacy Category – Web Safety Philippines by Sonnie Santos Best Blog in Beauty and Lifestyle Category – The Reluctant Stylista by Alexandra Lapa Best Blog in Business Category – Ready to be Rich by Fitz Villafuerte Best Blog in Culture and Arts – Anik-anik Love by Mitch Mauricio Best Blog in Entertainment Category – Without Wang2 by Nickie Wang Best Blog in Food and Beverage Category – Happy Foodies by Ferdz Decena Best Blog in Gaming Category – Back 2 Gaming by B2Gamers Best Blog in Hobby and R…

MY CHRISTMAS WISH THIS YEAR: A NOKIA C7

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I remembered almost 10 years ago that my first mobile phone ever is a 5110 (with antenna) and always wondered what the future holds and what things that will be new with the future mobile phones. Though not really a text addict or a serial caller, I always find a mobile phone as a thing of many uses and features that gets better and better each year.  True enough, from the colored phone, to bluetooth, to camera and radio integration and now the age of the expanded mobile internet lifestyle wifi and applications, and there are thousands out there!
I am not a person who changes his phone whenever a new one comes up, to be practical and resourceful is the main reason why I have a mobile phone. However, I do value phones that came out recently for the additional features that will blo…

Will Team Pinoy Emerge as the winner of Amazing Race Asia?

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It’s the final showdown in the upcoming finale episode of The Amazing Race Asia (TARA) Season 4! Coming head to head will be the youngest team in TARA history versus the first father-and-daughter team versus the super athletic best friends, Richard and Richard! Smelling victory at hand, the teams have upped the game and kept fans teetering on the edge of their seats, as they race neck to neck and check in at stops within minutes of one another!
With the last leg of the race taking place in Singapore, it is the unlikeliest of teams that have made it to the final three that will fight for the first place in TARA 4.
In the only Fast Forward of the race, the Richards sacrificed their lovely locks by shaving their heads, which gave them a significant head start. While their physical fitness placed them at a solid advantage as they led in the top three for seven legs, the Richards hit a spate of bad luck in the last two legs, where they got terribly lost and even broke a race rule that had …