Guys, I joined the Summer Snapshot contest of Cebu Pacific Air, please vote all my entries by clicking the Like button everyday.
Here is my gallery, please like all my entries, please:

Come and Get Me Mr. Ostrich – Baluarte (Vigan, Ilocos Norte)
Drowning in Sand – Pug-os Resort (Cabugao, Ilocos Sur)

Jump for Joy - Quirino Bridge (Ilocus Sur)

Contest Requirements: Open to all residents in the Philippines

Contest Mechanics:

1. Log on to and click the “Summer Snapshots” tab

2. Submit a photo of your summer vacation and write a short caption

3. Photo Guidelines

– Entrant must be visible within the photograph

– Must be of high picture quality (at least 800×600 in dimension)

– Photograph can by only minimally edited (brightness, contrast, etc.)

– Must be taken during summer months (March to May)

– Must be taken recently (at most 1 year old)

4. Judging Criteria

50% Picture/Subject creativity

15% Photograph Quality

25% Caption Creativity

10% Audience Voting

5. One winner will be chosen every week for five weeks

Contest Period: May 31 – July 4, 2010

Contest Prize:

Five (5) winners will each win one (1) month-long travel pass for use in any destination

– To be used from July 1, 2010 to September 30, 2010

– Subject to embargo dates

– On a Seat Availability basis


– Online submission

– Online votes only 10% of criteria


on-transferable or exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash

Philippines’ Regular and Special Holidays for 2010

According to Proclamation No. 1841, here are the regular and special holidays for 2010:

January 1, Friday – New Year’s Day

February 22, Monday (nearest to February 25) – EDSA Revolution Anniversary (special holiday for schools)

April 1 – Maundy Thursday

April 2 – Good Friday

April 9, Friday – Araw ng Kagitingan

May 1, Saturday – Labor Day

June 14, Monday (nearest to June 12) – Independence Day

August 23, Monday (nearest to August 21) – Ninoy Aquino Day (special non-working day)

August 30, last Monday of August – National Heroes Day

November 1, Monday – All Saints’ Day (special non-working day)

November 29, Monday (nearest to November 30) – Bonifacio Day

December 24, Friday (special non-working day)

December 25, Saturday – Christmas Day

December 27, Monday (nearest to December 30) – Rizal Day

December 31, Friday – Last Day of the Year (special non-working day)


FEU wins the 2009 UAAP Cheerdance Competition

I never thought that I would be able to watch the 2009 Cheerdance Competition last Sunday. Japsy, my boyfriend, surprised and gave me tickets for the event. He bought the tickets from a FEU student, P400 each. We arrived early at Araneta Coliseum and sat beside students from Ateneo. It was Japsy’s first time to watch the competition and we enjoyed it!

Congratulations to all the winners!!! Here are the videos:

Champion: FEU

FEU deserved to win!!!

First Runner-Up: Ateneo

Flawless performance!!!

Second Runner-Up: UP

I was not that amazed with UP’s performance compared to last year.



Ina, ilaw  ng tahanan
Sa  mga anak ay nagpapatahan
Hirap at pagod kanilang dinaranas
Sa gawaing-bahay na ginagawa sa oras-oras
Kapag walang ina, anong mangyayari?
Ang isang tahanan ay mawawalan ng silbi
Wala na ang liwanag na dati’y namamasid
Puro dilim na ang sa ati’y nakapaligid.
Natatangi ang kanyang pagmamahal
‘Di tulad ng iba, ‘di nagtatagal
Kahit siya’y iyong ipagtabuyan
Mananatili pa rin ang nararamdaman

Sadyang ang ina ay isang uliran
Handang magpakasakit ng matagalan
Mga anak niya’y di kayang matiis
Sunod ang lahat ng ninanais.

~ A  n q u i m a ~
* This is the poem I wrote for my mother when I was in high school as part of the Mothers’  Day celebration.


2009 UAAP Cheerdance Tickets Soldout!!!

UAAP will be having its Cheerdance Competition on September 13, 2009, Sunday, at Araneta Coliseum. I was able to watch it last year by meeting a student from FEU and   buying 5 General Admission tickets from him twice the price. Of course, I would love to watch the event this year. Japsy and I went to Ticketnet to check if there are still available tickets but they were already SOLDOUT!!!

I was not surprised at all. It always happens. The demand for tickets increases days before the event. Japsy’s brother from UST also informed us that there are no available tickets for us anymore.  Too sad but it’s okay.

While I was checking my blog entry on 2008 UAAP Cheerdance tickets, the comments caught my attention:

Here they go again…people taking advantage   of the others’ needs. They might be students or scalpers selling tickets twice or thrice the price. If you are that desperate, you would really grab their offer. It was 2007 when a scalper offered us some tickets for higher price but we didn’t buy it. Scalping is an illegal activity and we were able to witness that time when the police caught the scalpers in the vicinity of Araneta Coliseum.

If you are still looking for tickets, you’ll be lucky enough to find and buy some through website forums, meet students who are selling their extra tickets or negotiate with a scalper (this is not an advisable thing to do). There are also websites or blogs where bidding for tickets happens. Check out LJDiaz’s website:

I really enjoy watching the UAAP Cheerdance Competition inside the Araneta Coliseum because you will feel the excitement of the students  cheering for their   schools, and the eagerness of the teams to win. I don’t think I will be able to watch it this year because I still don’t have the tickets but I can watch the TV coverage in Studio 23.

Goodluck to all the schools!!!


A Happy Resignation

I’m happy to say that finally I have resigned from Molave Internet Solutions last April 17, 2009. I have been there as a Creative Writer – Web Marketing Assistant for almost 3 years. It was a right decision made by me.
I just felt sad that I had to leave friends there.
I’ll be missing them but it’s okay because I’ll be seeing them during our badminton session every Saturday.

A week before I resigned while doing my resignation letter, I saw this and it really made me laugh:

Funny right?

Fortunately, I already got a new job as a Directory Listing Associate in an outsourcing company in Eastwood Libis. Great blessing for me! I’ll be starting on May 5.
I have attended our orientation and met my new office mates. One important thing assured to us by the company – a fun and healthy workplace that we will enjoy.