Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

 Halloween here in the Philippines is not like the Halloween in the Western countries. Although it’s a big holiday (comparable to Christmas here), we celebrate it in a different manner. Halloween in the Philippines lasts from the eve of October 31 (or even before this day) to November 2. Due to our strong Catholic background, Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 are spent remembering our dead loved ones and these dates will usually find most of us in one place only: the cemetery or the memorial park.

We don’t celebrate it with pumpkins or trick-or-treats (although this Western tradition is sometimes practiced in some families / subdivisions here). We celebrate it through candles, flowers, prayers and a visit to the cemetery.
You might think we have a very boring Halloween here. I mean, cemeteries, graves, prayers, etc. make it look like a serious affair. Not so. Spending Halloween in the cemeteries is a fun event. It’s like a mini-reunion for families and friends alike, a chance to have fellowship with those people that we see only once a year (only on Nov. 1 of each year). Tents, shelters, chairs and tables are set up in front of the grave sites to provide a place where the family and their visitors can stay and talk. Radios, mp3s, CD players, musical instruments, karaoke and the like are present to provide music, singing and entertainment. Board games, playing cards, play stations are also present for the young ones (and the young at heart). Best of all, food and drinks are overflowing during this time, with families bringing in baskets of food and drinks to share with other members of their families and their visitors.

If you run out of food, drinks, candles and even flowers, vendors are all around the cemetery to provide for your needs. It saves the family members the hassle of bringing these things plus it provides extra income for these vendors.

There you have it. Halloween Filipino – style. Different, yes, but equally as interesting as the Halloween celebration in other parts of the world.- words from Hubpages

 And the sad story...I'm not part of the long weekend  and I'm going to miss these..big time! work is in between:(

Oh by the way, my lucky day!
Nicholas Sparks was here at the Podium. A rare opportunity to meet the world’s best selling authors. You know him from “The Notebook,” “A Walk to Remember” and “The Last Song.” The lucky part!
got myself  a signed copy of The best of Me:) yehey!-ooh yes  I'm into sappy love stories:)

wishing everyone to enjoy  your long weekend!

remember when you're young, you should live out every weekend. Even if you look like a scarecrow, you just gotta go!


Life is good!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Last Night

Last night was a celebration for the one who chose to be free-welcome back to single hood my friend:)... timely it's been months since the last time I get sober.

The original plan is to get sober over love at Tabo Bar but sadly it was reserved for a private party so we end up at Central Makati. I been into this place and never failed to impressed me.

I love the place and the crowd. From all ages and different walks of life come together for the love of booze! Good thing the owner of the bar is a friend of a friend so we are able to secure a waiting in vain and bonus for the night I meet new friends:)
(Top from guess, pants from Topshop, bag from landmark and gladiator shoes from Charles and Keith)

“Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.”

I do hope everyone was able to have a little R&R with your weekends to  help you face Monday fresh-faced and on the top of your game.

Life is good!

Sunday, October 16, 2011 change or not to change!

Well Monday is here again. While this of course means the weekend is over, it also means a new week of unlimited potential lies ahead and I do hope this ideas will help you have a happy, productive and meaningful week:)

 picture via google

To Change or Not to Change?

I believe we absolutely can change, if we really want to.

The key is in deciding what it is about yourself that you want to change, and then stopping first to consider why.

I would never again want to change to make another person happy.

I actually believe it's impossible to make anyone else happy. We can each only make ourselves happy.

So changing in order to make someone happy is inevitably going to be frustrating and, likely, ineffective.

But changing because you want to make yourself happier, that to me is a worthy reason to change. And, really, the only worthwhile reason.

Life is good! 

-have a great week-

Sunday, October 9, 2011


We are human because sometimes we feel like outcasts or weirdos, but that is just something that makes  us  unique. Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and that some days you are the statue. People might raise eyebrows and even make fun, but as long as you can shrug and say "Hey, that's just me" and leave it at that, people will ultimately respect you for it, and you'll respect yourself.

I came across with this wonderful  pictures and inspirational thoughts from tumblr that I feel empowered, inspired and I thought of sharing.

Life is Good!

And if you have much time please visit this Blog< click here>. I was a guest post last week for "Monday Inspiration"..thank you Starlight..much love:)

-have a great start of the week-

Sunday, October 2, 2011

October…a new month

Goodbye, September thank you for being so good and hello October!
Happy new month! 

so I started my new month attending a baptism of my old friend little angel Nathan. I love attending baptism for it shows parents intention to raise their little angel to know, love and serve God.
(I'm wearing: Blazer from Zara,top from Forever 21, Jeans from topshop and shoes from Schu)
when life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile 
wishing everyone to have a good month!
Life is good!
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