Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Kadaugan Street party 2012

Come this April 27-28, 2012. Lapu-Lapu City will celebrate the 2nd KADAUGAN STREET PARTY (KSP), the event has been touted as the biggest event to hit the streets of their beloved city. Why Kadaugan? For starters, Kadaugan in Cebuano means "Victory". It represents the Victory of Chieftain Lapu-Lapu over Ferdinand Magellan during the historic Battle of Mactan during Spanish times and what better way to celebrate a victory than to party! Catch two whole days of fun-filled activities, live entertainment. fun and games, sports, food and drinks and lots lots more!

This year, the KSP promises to be even BIGGER and BETTER than ever before with more bands and live performances, more activities for adults and kids, more food and drink options, more booths where you can shop till you drop and of course more fun and surprises awaits!

 On Friday April 27, get up close to the boxing action as ALA presents Amateur Boxing Night. Check out all the coolest moves, tricks and flips by talented dance groups in the Street Dance Competition. Dance all day and party all night to live DJ's from Penthouse at Goldberry Suites Parking Lot. Turn up the heat with Let's Share TV's Wet T-shirt Party. Have a little taste of Brazil as you visit the Carnival and unleash the inner child in you. When the clock strikes 12, run, walk or crawl your way in the never seen before  Midnight Beer Run (3K or 6K).

The party continues on Saturday April 28 with the Rampada, the most-awaited event of the Kadaugan Street Party. Feast your eyes on the most beautiful and gorgeous ladies of the island as they celebrate a centuries old-fashion. And oh, did we mention the sexy ladies as well? You'll have to watch out for that. Motoring enthusiast are invited to drool over a spectacular show of pimped-out cars and sound systems in the Car Show. There's truly something for everyone with live music, games, and a whole lot more street entertainment. It's more fun in the Philippines after all. Be entertained by the hottest local and national musical acts as well as 10 main performances at the 360-degree stage in front of the City Hall. Finally, wrap up your KSP experience with a spectacular fireworks show and the Rampada After-Party. This year's Kadaugan Street Party will no doubt be an explosive celebration for everyone. Best part, FREE ADMISSION! So don't miss the biggest event to hit Lapu-Lapu City this year! See you at Kadaugan Street Party! For Sponsorship inquiries please contact Hara at (032) 232-8518.

Schedule of Activities:

April 27, Friday

Food Stations - Savor all the delicious street food and local delicacies you can eat plus your favorite
                           drinks and lots of ice-cold beer! Food stations open at 4pm.

Selling Booths - Shop til you drop and enjoy amazing bargain finds on clothes, bags, accessories
                            and other cool items. For Booth rental inquiries, refer to the contact number above.

ALA Amateur Boxing Night - Get up close to the boxing action and cheer for your favorite amateur
                                                  fighters. Who knows, they might follow the footsteps of the oh so
                                                  Awesome Pacquiao, right?

Street Dance Competition - Check out all the exciting moves, tricks and flips by talented dance
                                               groups from all over the city.

Live DJ's from Penthouse - Dance all day and party all night to live DJ's from one of Cebu's biggest

Let's Share TV's Wet T-shirt Party - It doesn't get any hotter with this extravaganza of sexy ladies.

Carnival - Get a taste of Brazil and unleash the child in you, be amazed by the exciting carnival performers.

Midnight Beer Run (3K or 6K) - Run, walk or crawl your way in this fun activity that is unlike any
                                                      other you've ever seen before or heard of. Run, drink and get a free
                                                      t-shirt all  for the price of P100! Amazing!

April 28, Saturday

Food Stations

Selling Booths

Car Show - This spectacular show of pimped-out cars and sound systems will make you green with envy.

Rampada -  From 7-10pm, catch the most-awaited event of the Kadaugan Street Party. Feast your
                     eyes on the most beautiful and gorgeous ladies of the island as they celebrate a
                     centuries old- fashion.

Street Entertainment - Live music, games and a whole lot more awaits all party-goers!

Live Performances @ 360 - Be entertained by the hottest local musical acts in Cebu. Watch out
                                                for the Mocha Band as well, as they'll be performing on stage.

Fireworks - Watch the sky burst into color in the spectacular fireworks show.

Rampada After-party - The Rampada never ends as everyone in invited to party the night away.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Treasures in Heaven: The Real Deal on Investing 101

(this is a story that never fails to open my heart and to make me think deeply of what truly matters in my life, It's from an old book "The Bible Stories" which consists of many short stories but I would like to share to you one story that I loved (and I still do) since I was a child. It's a perfect bedtime story for little children and the child at heart I guess. It gives you a realization about how temporary this world is and everything else in it and what life is all about. Nope, it's not material wealth (like a Mac book, a Mansion, an island or that iPhone 4S 64G that you've been forcing your parents to buy for your birthday) but - treasures in Heaven (like living for others and not living for our own selfish dreams) Hope you like it.) 

In Those far-off days when Jesus was teaching in Galilee there were no banks such as are to be found in every city today. If a man had something of value he wanted to keep very safely he put it in a hole in the ground, or in a cellar under his house.

But the best of such hiding places were not very safe. If they were damp, then the precious object became rusty or tarnished. If they were dry, and the treasure was a beautiful garment, or a priceless picture, or a valuable piece of furniture ,then moths or worms or white ants would destroy it. Then, too, there was always the danger that thieves might break in and steal it, or an invading army carry it away.

There simply wasn't any safety anywhere, and Jesus pointed out to the people how foolish it was of them to spend so much time saving money to buy things that wouldn't last, or that couldn't be kept very long, or that could be so easily stolen.

"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust... corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal," He said: "but lay up for yourselves treasure in heaven."

Such treasures would be safe forever. No moths, no rust, no thieves, can get in there.

The people mush have looked at Him with a puzzled expression on their faces. What did He mean? How could anybody put treasure in heaven?

Perhaps somebody called out, "You mean I can put my money in heaven and it will be safe from robbers?"

"But how?"
"By giving it somebody in need." (now, that's investing)

Then everybody must have smile. It seemed so foolish. Yet it wasn't. It was very, very true. Because, you see, when we use our treasure in a spirit of love to help others we really give it to God; and God, who never forgets a single good deed done in His name, in some way will repay our gift,and often it is much more than we could ever wish for.

"Give, and it shall be given unto you," said Jesus; "good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into you bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal is shall me measured to you again"

Love puts the treasure in heaven and love pays it out again.
Of course it takes faith to put money-or anything else- into this kind of bank. But it takes faith to put money in any kind of bank, doesn't it? Of course it does! Even a piggy bank!

So to make this new kind of banking work, you have to believe in God, and heaven, and live-which is the only kind of money heaven knows.

"Where your treasure is," said Jesus, "there will your heart be also." If your treasure is in your basement, or anywhere else on earth, you'll be forever worrying about it; but if you use it in love to the glory of God you will put it in heaven; and your heart, following it there, wilt find peace and happiness which heaven alone can give.

there this one time in my life that I haven't really brought up and I just feel like sharing it..

I remember this woman from the radio who was asking for help and a little donation, so I called her wondering where we could meet up so I could at least give her a little money to help lighten up her load financially. She had this 12 year old physically challenged child, you see, and she was carrying this 34kg child on her back with 2 heavy bags on both her hands. By the sight of it, I feel myself dissolving into tears. How can she manage all this. The pain. The sacrifice. I couldn't imagine myself being in her shoes. She was a mother and to me she's a hero. I was kind of hoping that my little cash could give her some help, it was all I could managed. It was not much but it was some sort of a thanksgiving offering to God for all he has done, for his love, grace and favor that I so do not deserve . I did not expect anything in return because they did say when you give, expect nothing. And I took that advice, but the act of giving is a truly rewarding feeling in its own right reward or no reward. It can give you a sense of joy and happiness that you can't find just about anywhere else(not from your friends, or from late night parties. It's way better than that. Give.give.give.

Though sometimes, it's hard to give up our precious objects let's just pray that God may give us a generous heart just like how generous He is to us. When I feel guilty of being selfish sometimes, I give. Generosity is the cure for selfishness. It's normal to be self-absorbed and self-seeking sometimes, we're humans, it's innate of our nature. But every ounce of generosity can be learned and it starts with giving. Don't let the God's blessing stop in you. It's not balanced to keep on receiving much and giving less. You should learn to give back what has been given to you because we don't own anything in this world, it's all borrowed. When we give, it's when we truly start to invest in the real deal so when we receive, receive, receive. We must as well Give, give, give. It's a whole cycle of Love,love,love. Keep it flowing.

 I just love how this lyrics goes from "Blessed" by Hillsong.

"So much I can't contain it. So much I gotta give it away. Your love has taught me to live now, You are more than enough for me."

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Imperial Palace Waterpark Resort and Spa: Fun Under the Sun (March promo ONLY)

What does a special March-Only promo at Imperial Palace Waterpark Resort and Spa mean?
For starters, room rates start at P4,000 (we slashed off almost HALF our regular rates!) and
Day Use rates are now only P1,700 and oh that's already inclusive of lunch buffet! Spread the word!

First day of March and you know what that means: Summer is OFFICIALLY here! Well, we here at The Palace know how many of us look forward to this time of the year and so we decided to kick start it with an amazing March Only  promo called FUN UNDER THE SUN. Get this: Room rates start at P4,000 only and Day Use rate is P1,700 only! For inquiries call our Cebu hotline at (032) 494-5555 or Manila hotline at (02) 753-1291 to 93.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

My Practicum Experience (and somewhat some sort of a sabbatical)

Ever what wondered on what planet have I vanished into during my 2 whole months of blogging hiatus (December-January). Well, nope, I did not go to another planet. No Space flight happening here if ever you're wondering. I was just so busy with reality that's all. I have a life to you know. This practicum training of mine in Imperial Palace was like the best 4 months ever (Oct-Feb.)!!! No kidding! I've had so many memorable memories. Met so many awesome people that made my life a lot colorful and I can't believe that it's all over now but I'll never forget the people that I met and I'm ever so grateful to God for bringing such wonderful people into my life. I deeply apologize to the whole blogosphere for deserting you for 2 months. It's just that my notebook has gone to computer heaven now thanks to the whole flash flood in Mindanao since I left it back home and I have no internet connection back at the boarding house in Lapu-Lapu. So there you have it, may lame excuse for not updating my blog. Sue me.Seriously, I have no means of internet connection and I was so busy with my training. However, I've had so much fun!

Enough yapping, here's what I've been up to during my hiatus:

I had my OJT at Imperial Palace and I got to meet the wonderful and awesome Sales and Marketing Staffs, they're nothing but nice to me and sometimes they even feed me food.. The Cheonsan Dimsum was absolutely delish, thank you to Ms. Anita Kim. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and thank you for the support and new learnings.

from left:(Ms.Anita Kim, Ms Manna Alcaraz, Me, Ms. Janice Pobre, Sir Patrick Uytiepo, Ms. Yulia Hegay, Ms. Ann Ditching, Gen. Mngr, Heunmi, Ms. Clarish Amo and the Asst. Gen Mngr. Dir Jonathan Nowell)


 This was one of the photoshoots for the promotions of  Coral Seafood Restaurant.

ung kawawang christmas tree namin.. heheh, pinaghirapan namin yan even though it may not be all that but atleast.. well atleast meron.

 tis was during the hotel's Christmas tree lighting and the gift giving for the kids. Kayud talaga si Gladys oh. Splendid OJT nah! ikaw na teh! ikaw na talaga!

With Sir Rene...

Lea and Me with the Rondolla kids..

This was like one of the most awesome Christmas party ever.
from left: (Martin, kate, Chef Zalde, Gelai, Me and Chef Ramje wit their out of this world Anime costumes)

                                                 picture2x with the Sales and marketing family.

Yep! I'm classy like that. That's just how I roll. Yes I do.

having fun posing with my gurls.. I'll never forget you guys and this blog entry is the least I could do for the moments we've shared together. from left(Me, Kate, Lea Tablea, Gelai)

    (Cathy, Charmaine, Majadge and Me) thank you so much Jadge for teaching us the dance moves for the number. You're a life saver.

goofing around. I love these guys! 

during the Lifestyle Villa launching where we were assisting our PR asst. Mngr. Ms. Manna Alcaraz. It was a nice experience.


         At some point in time, I got rotated to the F & B Service where I was once a receptionist. I remember those times when language barrier with the guests was really a challenge. But I'm flexible. Aneong Haseyo!


my fellow OJTs at Familia...

picture2x para sa portfolio...

Me and Jolly near the yummy desserts.. pwde kumuha?! woops, may camera! hahahha

                       Familia gurls..

One of those Sinulog theme nights.. (Imee, Tracy and Me) Miss you gurls!



One of our favorite tambayan - the bridge. I truly miss these times when we would go night swimming, chikka2x, laughing, shouting our lungs out with cool sea breeze kissing our cheeks. Once, during Christmas eve, since I  accidentally got locked out of the house by my board mates. I happen to grab some dinner that time without bringing my keys. Unbeknownst that something like this would happen. Good thing, two of my guy friends were sitting in a nearby bake shoppe and we got ourselves talking, next think we know, we were jumping off the bridge taking a dip in the 6ft. deep water fully clothed. Dancing to the beat of the music nearby (yes, there was a party, it's Christmas eve after all) and Yes, there were fireworks as well under the starry-night sky. It was pure spontaneity! I was still in my jeans and blouse. We never expected that, that's checking "JUMPING OFF THE BRIDGE" off my bucket list. Realization: Life is spontaneous and you have to be spontaneous as well to ride with the tide of life. You never know what will happen next, anything can happen. Truth to that!  Touche! hahah.  Good times, I must say!

Ebeth and Me.. these are like just a few of the many people that I met here who made my life so fun and memorable and I'll never forget you all. Sorry if I don't get to mention and posts pictures of all of you but you know who you guys are! Di kaya ng powers ko, ang dami niyo.

chikka2x with the kids who live nearby. They happen to have stopped schooling kse wala lang para lang mag laro - matud pa nila.

Midnight snaks at the boarding house, ang gulo.. but I've had wonderful times sa room na to kahit maliit.

At the Mactan Shrine, well it was not really all that. But it was a historic place, that was where Magellan died I guess. Enough said. I'm probably boring you to death.

Party days sa Mango and after-party eating sa chowking, I'm really feeling all nostalgic now remembering all the memories. Too bad, they'll only remain as memories now. Trapped in the time-stamped treasure trove of pictures. It was as though all of it was only a dream but you left some kind of proof that it was not a dream. It was real. All of it.

                     aaah, the things you do when you're young. just clean and non-adulterated fun. Little bit of alcohol and that's about it. Nothing Immoral. Just wholesome fun with a dash of craziness. hey, we're just kids!

10 years from now, I must say I have no regrets with my youth. I've tried to live it to the fullest and they're all good memories.

party at Hybrid..

the lovebirds.. 

drumming while waiting for the others who were getting henna tattoos.

party people @ J.ave!

making the most out of the vitality of youth before we get too old. Why get serious, when we can have so much fun!

                                               young, wild and free.. full of life and energy!

Our new found friends, though it was short lived. More like a one-night-party-and-we'll-never-see-each other-again-but-it-was-really-nice-to-meet-you-and-we-had-so-much-fun kind of thing.

from left: Neil(the guy in plum who is not looking), Me, Ivan, Mikko,Czarina,Chef Zalde,Jurelle, Admie nad jeith was the one taking the picture.

                                    It was a fun-filled night of dancing, sweetness, party, getting all pumped-up and a whole lot of crazy. There was FUN written all over that night. Good times.

           foodtrips at chowking. All this partying makes us so hungry!
(from left: Jurelle, Admie, and Me)

Chikka2x and camwhoring with our new found friends who are doctors in the making whom we'll never see again. hahah

                                  At least the memories will get trap in the instrument of pictures. I know, come 10 years later, looking back through all these will surely put a smile on my face and I'll probably say, As it all turned out, I'm not much of a lame person that I thought I was after all and I'm not much of a loser and boring person as I used to be. All it takes is to live life to the fullest, try new things, trust everything to God and May life come to you. No regrets.

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