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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

My Visit At Cotabato City

It’s been a while that I was not updating my page here because of limited access of the internet and busy days. That is why my first post for this year was about my visit at Cotabato City. Have you been to Cotabato areas? It’s not in my wildest desire to visit that place and I know that nobody longs to stay there for a lifetime because of the situations that the place is experiencing. But when your job calls and there’s no way to refuse it then you must be brave enough to face any untoward incidents that might happen along the way. Last September 7 to 9, 2013 I was requested to be part of the recruitment team to conduct the scholarship and entrance examinations to some schools located at Sultan Kudarat and Cotabato areas. Without any second thought I said yes to the request. But going there was not that excited as the usual feeling when you go to other places. Instead, I and my other companions were praying that we can reached our destination safely. We arrived at our first stop which was at Kidapawan City. Thanks to God, I had a good sleep during the night. Our second stop was at Cotabato City, we arrived at around 6:00pm, and again we are so thankful to God for keeping us safe despite of the heavy rain along the way. We took our rest at Diamond Hotel and woke up early to start our travel going to Lebak and Sultan Kudarat. It was my first time to be in this place and the place where I don’t want to go back. Though the road was cemented but you will feel dizzy because of the crooked road, very far, all you can see was mountains and some armed men along the road and at some checkpoint areas which made us scared because we don't know if those armed men were true army or rebels. And as we went back to Davao City, we took the way at Shariff Aguak Maguindanao- as many people said -the not so safe road to pass by because of the many ambushes and bombing along the road. We also passed the road where the Maguidanao massacre happened three years ago. Imagine how scary it was to be passing that place. Thanks again to God we were able to passed the road smoothly and arrived to Davao safely.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Rules for a Happy Life

Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being. It is something that money can’t buy nor earned. No person is happy all the time even if you have all the material possessions, achievements because those things have little to do of being happy.  What really makes a person happy comes from the outlook on life and the quality of relationships she has.  Below are the rules for a happy living. So be HAPPY and be BEAUTIFUL!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Air Conditioning Expert

Air conditioning is the process of altering the properties of air primarily the temperature and humidity to a more favourable condition. It is a form of technological cooling, heating, ventilation or disinfection that modifies the condition of air. Apparently, most of the establishments, factories, offices and homes are using air conditioners. This is to make the place more comfortable and conducive for staying. But, these equipments will not be forever stay at its best; it will eventually come to the point that it needs to be repaired. That is why it is important to find a company who is an expert for maintaining the good condition of the equipments.
And if you are looking for an air conditioning expert, don’t hesitate to contact MTB Mechanical. They have been serving the people in the Charlotte area for more than 35 years. They have provided the highest quality services and very competitive prices to homes and businesses from repair, installation, maintenance and everything in-between. Nothing to worry about since they have workers who are professionally trained technicians and experts in delivering the highest quality of work.
MTB Mechanical are servicing to their customers night and day. And they have good news to their clients, MTB Mechanical offers a NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE for services during night and weekend. They also offer some promos which they called as “SPECIALS”. That is why grab this once in a while opportunity and be able to save for your repair and installation expenses.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Kadayawan Sa Dabaw 2012

It's Kadayawan Sa Dabaw once again! It was officially open last August 3, 2012 at the People's Park headed by Mayor Inday Sara. The local government of Davao City has released the calendar of events for this year's Kadayawan Festival celebration.

Below are the official activities in which everyone is encourage to witness and enjoy the rest of the events offered by the city.

Kadayawan sa Dabaw 2012 Official Calendar of Events as of July 21

August 3 | 4:30pm | People's Park, Great Lawn

Aug. 3- Sept. 7 | 9am- 6pm | Museo Dabawenyo

Aug. 6-27 | 1pm- 11pm | People's Park, Rainbow Drive

Aug. 13-19 | 10am- 9pm | NCCC Mall of Davao
Aug. 14-20 | 10am- 9pm | SM City Davao
Aug. 15-21 | 10am- 9pm | Abreeza Mall
Aug. 16-22 | 1pm- 11pm | People's Park

*PRELIMS- Aug. 10 | 4pm | NCCC Mall of Davao

*FINALS - Aug. 11 | 5pm | NCCC Mall of Davao

Aug. 11 | 3pm- 6pm | People's Park
Aug. 12 | 3pm- 6pm | Rizal Park
Aug. 13 | 3pm- 6pm | SM City Davao
Aug. 14 | 3pm- 6pm | NCCC Mall of Davao
Aug. 15 | 3pm- 6pm | Abreeza Mall
Aug. 17 | 3pm- 6pm | Gaisano Mall

*PRELIMS- Aug. 14- 15 | 10am- 5pm | SM City Davao, The Annex

*FINALS - Aug. 16 | 5pm- 8pm | SM City Davao, The Annex

*TALENT NIGHT- Aug. 15 | 6pm | Gaisano Mall of Davao

*FINALS- Aug. 17 | 6pm | Davao City Recreation Center

Aug. 18 | 6pm | Davao City Recreation Center

Aug. 17- 19 | 9am- 6pm | Pasalubong Center

Aug. 18 | 8am | Around Davao City (Roxas Avenue to San Pedro Street)

Aug. 19 | 7am | Around Davao City (Roxas Avenue to San Pedro Street)

Aug. 19 | 6pm | Rizal Park

Aug. 2- 31 | Around Davao City

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Laughter is the Best Medicine

It is a widely known saying that “Laughter is the best medicine”. According to some studies that at least 15 minutes of laughter is already equivalent to two hours of sleep. So take away that frown face and start laughing now!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Mutya Ng Dabaw 2012 Winners

This year marks the 75th Araw Ng Dabaw celebration for all Davaeoños. One of the highlights is the search of the Mutya ng Dabaw which was held last March 14, 2012 at the Davao City Recreational Center or the Almendras Gym. Marriane Mae Te, a 21 year old print model and an AB Hotel and Restaurant Management graduate of the Philippine Women’s College was crowned as the Mutya ng Dabaw 2012. Miss Dorothy Maruel Ibañez, a registered nurse was crowned as Diwa ng Davao or first runner up. Miss Jhoanna Myles Te, a registered nurse also was crowned as the Sinag ng Dabaw or second runner-up. An AB Communication Arts graduate from the University of the Immaculate Conception, Maria Theresa Tan bag the third runner-up or the Pag-asa ng Dabaw, while Miss Jazzel Therese Gomez an Ateneo de Davao University law student bag the fourth runner-up.
The coronation night ended successful and everyone is invited to celebrate with us. As Marriane Mae Te said “living in Davao is close to perfection as it is the only place that offers the beauty and bounty of the highlands and the islands”.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ash Wednesday

The Roman Catholic Church begins the season of Lent which is the imposition of the ash in the forehead. This is commonly called as the Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday always falls 46 days before Easter. During this day, all Roman Catholics are encouraged to attend mass on this day in order to mark the beginning of the Lenten season.
You might wonder where the ashes came from? The ashes are made by burning the blessed palms that were distributed from the previous year during Palm Sunday. After burning the palms, the ashes are sprinkle with holy water and this will used during the mass. The priest dips his right thumb in the ashes, making the sign of the cross on each person’s forehead and says “Remember, man that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return”.
The distribution of the ashes reminds as the following:
1.      Repentance- In the early Church, Ash Wednesday was the day on which those who had sinned and who wished to be readmitted to the Church would begin their public penance. The ashes that we receive reminds as of our sinfulness.

2.      Fasting and abstinence- The Church emphasizes the penitential nature of Ash Wednesday by reminding us to fast and abstain from meat. 

3.      Taking Stock of our Spiritual Life- Fasting and abstinence are not simply a form of penance, but it is also a call for us to take of our spiritual lives. We should set out our specific spiritual goals that we would like to happen and how we will pursue them, not only during Lenten season but the rest of our lives.