Thursday, December 31

2009: The year that was

2009 for me was again, another roller coaster ride.The ups and downs it gave me provided me that needed experience to learn and ponder. Though for most people I know, 2009 was good for me. But only a few knew how much pain and negativity I have to encounter and learn from it. Every month was different for me just like a roller coaster. This is how it all happen.

January: This was the start of the year that we begin our wedding preps. This includes a lot of sacrifices and trials but still, we managed to hold on. We opened our joint account under our names. My working schedule during that time was a little bit erratic but I am used to that even before. I just made sure I would file my 3-day leave to enjoy my birthday. I was able to do a solo photowalk in intramuros that time which made me reminisce the good old times.

February: This would be our last valentine date with my fiancee as bf-gf since we will be tying the knot on December. We started visiting bridal fairs to get the best suppliers at a low cost. Though were doing our best to save, I made sure we celebrate this day in style. We also started going to bridal fairs looking for suppliers and comparing each and one of them. I was also able to attend UNO's party that time with DJ Dylan as covergirl. 

March: As our wedding preps progresses, we have decided to finalize our wedding package from our wedding coordinator. But not without arguments left and right from my fiancee since she believed that we could save more but I still have the last word regarding our wedding. This was also the month I had my hands-full on portrait photography for a day in a hidden resort in Antipolo. However, I missed an UNO Event for UNO Covergirl Karen Pamintuan. But in return, I was able to have a photo-op with Ms Valerie "Bangs" Garcia at the Hot Rod carshow at Mc Kinley Hills

April: Hmmm. All I remembered was I attended 2 car shows, worked on Holy Thursday and Friday, and still my schedule was a little bit tight. But thanks to weekends, I was able to rest. I started to check other websites from known Photographers, Videographers, Caterers and Wedding Coordinators to see the difference between their offers. And as the month ended, we were able to meet UNO's covergirl for April Ms Tisha Silang. ^_^

May: This was a bit stormy for me and my then-girlfriend (now wife) since we decided to change some of our major suppliers during this time and we were able to book their replacements at a bridal fair in SMX. For us, that was the best decision we made. However, I missed several events including FHM's 100 Sexiest Kick-off party held at Eastwood. And if once wasn't enough, I was able to meet and greet Bangs Garcia again. ^_^

June: At work, it came to a point that I have reached my boiling point. That boiling point caused not just by the nature of work but of the people within. I won't mention it's full detail for I am happy right now and I could have stayed until December of this year. But because of professional and personal reasons, I decided to leave. I'm at my lowest point that time and I don't know what to do or how to execute my plans for the year. Thanks to all who cared, I begin to recover slowly. Before that mishap, I was able to have my photo-op again with FHM's covergirl RR Enriquez. 

July: My vacation-slash-enjoying life outside work begins here. I used almost all of my leave credits since I submitted my resignation letter during the first week of July. I was also able to attend FHM's 100 sexiest victory party for the third time. However, my streak in attending its autograph signing because of my schedule during that day. Again, I won't be detailing this for I am happy right now with my decision. I also started my 100-day project in photography and somehow, it help me in a way that those few feedbacks made me more knowledgeable not just in taking pictures but also how to compose them and doing some post-processing. Even if my streak ended this month, I was able to meet Maxim's Covergirl Jackie Rice in person. ^_^

August: This was the start of my Church-Shooting habit. I don't know what made me do this but perhaps its the fact that I'm getting married made me take pictures of altars, main doors and from the top as well as its exteriors. Then I missed some events like I used to attend like the Mini-Cooper's 50th Anniversary which Playboy Philippines hosted the event as well as 2 Cosplay events. 

September: This month is Dutdutan Month since this tattoo exhibit is always held on this month for 2 straight years now. And this is one event I'll always attend whenever I have the opportunity. This is also our 3rd anniversary as a couple as we celebrate that day with a lot of weeding preparation activities in mind. We also had our pre-nup pictorial a few days after killer typhoon Ondoy wreck havoc in Metro Manila as well as in nearby provinces. 

October: As our wedding preparation heats up, we still find time to relax and unwind a little bit as we attended The Grand Bridal Shower and Stag Party courtesy of Loi Villarama Events Management. However, this was also the month when my camera was having a mind of its own (or should I say my lens). That made me stop taking pictures for a while so I could think of possible ways to save my camera. I missed 3 events that month due to wedding preparations. But I still make it a point to attend FHM's autograph signing sessions since its more hassle-free. ^_^

November: We were definitely stressed here since we only have a month to go before our wedding. Imagine, I have to travel to Manila and back to Laguna for 3-4 days in succession (I remember doing this in the mid-90's when I was studying in Mapua back then) to be with my girlfriend for our wedding preparations. Pamamanhikan was set a month before our wedding instead of being set early. And again, I missed 3 more events except for the Manila Auto Salon 2009 which was hosted by FHM babe and friend Paloma.

December: This would be the month of firsts. First time getting married (and definitely the last XD). First time boarding a plane and ferry, first time in Bohol and Cebu. and much much more firsts for this month. I'm feel blessed right now despite all trials and obstacles happened to me within the last few months. God is really good. 

2009 was indeed a good one for me. So good that I have lost and learned a lot from this experience. And now, I'm full-speed ahead to 2010 without any regrets.

Tuesday, December 29

Sagupaang Havaianas vs Spartan

1. Ang Humahamon!!!

Pangalan: Havaianas 

Lugar na pinanggalingan: São PauloBrazil 

Pagbigkas: ah-vai-YAH-nas (Brazilian Portuguese), hah-vee-ah-naz (American English), OMG!-hAH-va- yaH-naZz! ! :-) (Filipino). 

Materyal na ginamit: Malupit na goma (High-quality rubber). 

Presyo: Hindi ko alam. Ganito na lang, 1 pares ng Havaianas = 100 pares ng Spartan. 

Mga nagsusuot: Mga konyotik at mga mayaman. 

Malulupit na katangian at kakayahan: 

*Masarap isuot. 
*"Shock-absorbent. " Malambot ngunit matibay. 
*Makukuha sa sandamakmak na kulay, disenyo at burloloy. 
*Maaaring isuot sa loob ng Starbucks. 
*Mainam na pang-japorms. 
*Mainam i-terno sa I-Pod at Caramel Macchiato. 
*Mapipilitan kang maglinis ng mga kuko mo sa paa. 
*Maaari ka nang mag-dikwatro sa loob ng mga pampublikong lugar at sasakyan. 
*Magiging "fashionable" ka kapag ikaw ay nagkukuyakoy. 

Olats na mga katangian: 

Kelangan pa bang i-memorize yan? XD

2. Ang Hinamon!!!

Pangalan: Spartan 

Lugar na Pinanggalingan: Metro Manila, Philippines. 

Pagbigkas: spar-tan (American English), is-par-tan (Filipino). 

Materyal na ginamit: Pipitsuging goma (Low-quality rubber). 

Presyo: Wala pang 50 pesos. Isang pares ng Spartan = 20 piraso ng pan de coco. 

Mga nagsusuot: Ako at ang masa! Nyahaha! 

Malulupit na katangian at kakayahan: 

* Maaring ipampatay sa ipis. 
* Maaring ipampalo sa mga batang suwail at damuho. 
* Pwedeng ipanglusong sa baha at putikan. 
* Pwedeng ipamalengke. 
* Mainam gamitin sa tumbang-preso. 
* Mainam gawing "shield" kapag naglalaro ng espa-espadahan. 
* Mainam isuot sa siko bilang proteksyon habang naglalaro ng 
* Mainam na pambato sa picha o shuttlecock na sumampid sa puno. 
* Mainam na pangkulob sa pumuputok na watusi. 
* Kapag ginupit-gupit nang pahugis "cube," e maaari mo nang gawingpamato sa larong Bingo (kadalasang makikita sa mga lamay ng patay).  

Olats na mga katangian: 

* Madaling magkawalaan kapag hinubad dahil halos pare-pareho lang ang hisura. 
* Masakit isuot kapag may mga balahibo ang mga daliri mo sa paa. 
* Minsan kapag ipinambato mo ito sa picha o shuttlecock na nakasampid sa puno, e nadadamay pati yung tsinelas. 

O sya, pili na. XD

Liver Damage

The main causes of liver damage are:

1. Sleeping too late and waking up too late are main cause.
2. Not urinating in the morning.
3. Too much eating.
4. Skipping breakfast.
5. Consuming too much medication.
6. Consuming too much preservatives, additives, food coloring, and artificial sweetener.
7. Consuming unhealthy cooking oil. As much as possible reduce cooking oil use when frying, which includes even the best cooking oils like olive oil. Do not consume fried foods when you are tired, except if the body is very fit.
8. Consuming raw (overly done) foods also add to the burden of liver.

Veggies should be eaten raw or cooked 3-5 parts. Fried veggies should be finished in one sitting, do not store.

We should prevent this without necessarily spending more. We just have to adopt a good daily lifestyle and eating habits. Maintaining good eating habits and time condition are very important for our bodies to absorb and get rid of unnecessary chemicals according to "schedule."


Evening at 9 - 11pm: is the time for eliminating unnecessary/toxic chemicals (detoxification) from the antibody system (lymph nodes). This time duration should be spent by relaxing or listening to music. If during this time a housewife is still in an unrelaxed state such as washing the dishes or monitoring children doing their homework, this will have a negative impact on health.

Evening at 11pm - 1am: is the detoxification process in the liver, and ideally should be done in a deep sleep state.

Early morning 1 - 3am: detoxification process in the gall, also ideally done in a deep sleep state.

Early morning 3 - 5am: detoxification in the lungs. Therefore there will sometimes be a severe cough for cough sufferers during this time. Since the detoxification process had reached the respiratory tract, there is no need to take cough medicine so as not to interfere with toxin removal process.

Morning 5 - 7am: detoxification in the colon, you should empty your bowel.

Morning 7 - 9am: absorption of nutrients in the small intestine, you should be having breakfast at this time. Breakfast should be earlier, before 6:30am, for those who are sick. Breakfast before 7:30am is very beneficial to those wanting to stay fit. Those who always skip breakfast, they should change their habits, and it is still better to eat breakfast late until 9 - 10am rather than no meal at all.

Sleeping so late and waking up too late will disrupt the process of removing unnecessary chemicals. Aside from that, midnight to 4:00 am is the time when the bone marrow produces blood. Therefore, have a good sleep and don't sleep late.

So please do take good care of your liver. Otherwise, sabi nga ni Idol Robin Padilla: "Ang may latay sa Atay, Patay" 

Brain Damaging Habits

Just got this online and I'm guilty on some. Good thing my brains still intact. XD I will include some comments at the end portion. 

1. No Breakfast
People who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level. This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration. --> This I never miss ^_^

2. Overeating
It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power. --> I'm guilty as charged.

3. Smoking 
It causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease. --> Thank God I smoke on a case-to-case basis.

4. High Sugar consumption
Too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development.

5. Air Pollution
The brain is the largest oxygen consumer in our body. Inhaling polluted air decreases the supply of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a decrease in brain efficiency. --> I live now in Sampaloc, Manila so go figure. XD

6. Sleep Deprivation
Sleep allows our brain to rest. Long term deprivation from sleep will accelerate the death of brain cells. --> I'm beginning to lose some sleep =/

7. Head covered while sleeping
Sleeping with the head covered, increases the concentration of carbon dioxide and decrease concentration of oxygen that may lead to brain damaging effects.

8. Working your brain during illness
Working hard or studying with sickness may lead to a decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well as damage the brain.

9. Lacking in stimulating thoughts
Thinking is the best way to train our brain, lacking in brain stimulation thoughts may cause brain shrinkage. -->ADIDAS (All Day I Think About Sex) XD

10. Talking Rarely
Intellectual conversations will promote the efficiency of the brain. -->Panis ang laway ko dito. XD

So make sure to take good care of your brain. got it? XD

Thursday, December 24

A day before Christmas

I just want to greet all of you a Merry Christmas!!!

Just remember that Christmas is all about our Savior and we should pay tribute to Him...

Normal blogging will resume sometime soon. ^_^

Again, enjoy the holidays.

Tuesday, December 1

Until Further Notice...

Blogging will be put on hold for a while though I've been drafting a lot of topics I should be entering here. The reason why I haven't visiting my own blog is because of one thing... I'm going to settle down in 5 days. Yes, I have 5 more days to enjoy bachelorhood and its perks before I would immerse myself to a new chapter called marriage. I have been anticipating this for months now and I owe a lot of stories and reviews to the few visitors that pass by my blog.

For now, I'll simply enjoy my remaining days as a bachelor before saying goodbye to all single ladies out there. XD.


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