Thursday, October 19, 2017

PATAK - A Benefit Concert

Patrick Donald Teng had an amazing vision in life. He dreamt of becoming a neuro surgeon and took up medicine at the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health. Not known to his own family, he supported charities while attending college and at the same time, offered much of his time doing volunteer work for different organizations and one of them was Hearts at Play.

Patrick was also an active member of The Company of Ateneo Dancers and was President of the Ateneo Medicine Dance Group. He brought joy to a lot of children through dance and even encouraged many of his group members to offer their time to make these children happy.

Unfortunately, all his amazing efforts had to take a side step when diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme, a rare type of brain cancer, which ended his dream of being a doctor. Despite his condition, his contagious positive outlook in life remained and Patrick continued his volunteer work even while in a wheelchair. He bravely fought for his recovery, but sadly, time dictated that he had to leave everything behind to join our Creator – gone too soon at the age of 25.

But as they say, everything has a season and a reason. Patrick’s parents were devastated and thought it best to continue what their loving son has started. In May 2017, the Patrick Donald Teng Foundation was founded in memory of their beloved son.

PATAK represents how a single drop in the water can create ripples in the ocean. It is a force, much like Patrick was. The concert will introduce the foundation by showing Patrick’s life and struggle with brain cancer, the lives he has touched, sharings by his doctors, and dance performances by various groups – all with the end goal of continuing what Patrick has started.

PATAK, a Benefit Show for Patrick Donald Teng Foundation is happening this  October 21, at the Henry Lee Irwin Theater, Ateneo de Manila University at 6:00PM.

For more information on tickets for PATAK, and to support the Patrick Donald Teng Foundation, please like Patrick Donald Teng Foundation on Facebook or call 0917 8390200.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Chan Lim Family Exhibit

Chan Lim Family of Artists will celebrate the Mid Autumn Festival at SM City East Ortigas with an exhibit of 135 hand painted fans.  The exhibit is joined by 42 artists showcasing their culture and artistry. This is a very beautiful way of encouraging the creativuty and artistic side of anyone. Chan Lim Family Exhibit  will run from August 27 to September 24, 2017.

The Chan Lim Family of Artists is best known for their Asian-themed art with particular focus on Chinese brush painting.  The family has been actively engaged in the arts for more than half a century to date.  The three generations of the Chan Lim Family use a multitude of media, styles and techniques to incorporate Western into Eastern art.  They continue to get involved in the arts by actively developing and promoting Chinese brush painting in the Philippines and abroad

For Chan Lim, the family patriarch, originally dabbed mostly in Oil and Watercolor.  Most of his art are on canvas.  He recently ventured into other types of media such as ceramic and porcelain plates. Asian lanterns and fans to blend Western and Eastern techniques. The second generation of Chan Lims, Alex, Felix, Rolex, and Jolex, are all engineers by profession and are engaged in leadership position with multinational companies.

The Chan Lim family of Artists has traveled extensively across the Philippine Islands to conduct numerous art exhibits, classes, workshops, seminars, and on-the-spot painting demonstrations.  Several thousands of people have attended these activities.  The entire family have joined several art exhibits locally and internationally.  The third generation of Chan Lims reveal in exploring different types of modern techniques, such as digital media and apps, and incorporate these into their art.

The Chan Lim family aims to create art that does not exclude any media over the years, they have continuously pushed the envelop on the type of media used for the Chinese brush.  Their arts subject have included flora, fauna, landscape, even portraits.  These themes can be seen in the most of the family’s art, as well as their students.  The family is one of the few remaining notable Chinese brush painting artists in the country today, and is sought after in the field.  Art classes are conducted in the family studio located in Pasig City.  Their painting can be found in private collections across the globe.

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Monday, July 31, 2017

A Vacation Worth Every Penny

Spend money on experiences than material things. Happiness on material things fade quickly while experiences  go up with time.

One thousand four hundred miles  across  of  mountains,  highways, canyons and beautiful sight  made our  2017 summer  a  vacation that is worth every penny.   I have no bucketlist to tick of the places I wanna be  because there's a lot on my mind that wanders and wonders everytime.

The above photo is from Park City.  I'm caught again between work and time and uploading photos take a lot of process by mobile.  Sitting in my draft page is another travel to add to my hundreds of backlogs,   hoping to publish soon when I get hold of  my new tool to blog.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Summer Scholar at UCLA

I should make it a  title slash headline so the world will know how proud I am for this little achievement but means a lot to me.

It's another milestone in my daughter's journey as a student as  she juggles her life between school, hospital and as a summer scholar at UCLA. Another proud mom-moment here and it's my bragging rights  I should say. 😊

I snapped this from dormitory as I helped her settle everything before letting her live a life away from home and  giving myself a little time before  separation anxiety hits me.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Philippines' Next Top Models for SM Denim Month

What is your oldest piece of denim wear? What denim piece do you love the most?

Angela, Adela, Ina, and Janny of “Philippines’ Next Top Model (PNTM): High Street” when asked had interesting stories to tell about their well-loved and cherished denim pieces. Recently, these four strikingly beautiful ladies were hailed the best among the 12 finalists of the country’s premier model-making fashion reality show.

Landing on the top spots of the competition continues to open a more doors for the girls. One of their latest exciting engagement is to be the alluring faces of SM Denim Days – a month-long denim festival offering shoppers great denim finds and exciting events in 63 SM malls nationwide. Find out what is next for these ladies as they also share their denim stories.

Angela Lehmann, 25
Prior to wining PNTM Cycle 2, Fil-Swiss Angela was an interior design student who enjoyed a little bit of farming. She is a vegetarian and likes to eat organic. Though Angela was not really into modelling before she joined the competition, she wanted to prove that having a condition like scoliosis did not hold her back from pursuing a career in the industry.

She dislikes using single-use plastics or disposables utensils, straws and water bottles. Now that she’s the newest ambassador of SM Woman, she wants to use her voice to raise awareness on environmental concerns such as waste management and animal rights.

The oldest denim piece she owns is a denim jumper. “Actually, I’m unsure if the jumper is mine or my sister’s,” said Angela. She just knows that they have been arguing over it for years now. The PNTM Cylcle 2 winner also loves a good denim jacket. “It never goes out of style and goes with almost goes with every outfit,” she added.

Adela-Mae Marshall, 19
Modeling was never part the plan when Adela’s family moved to the Philippines last year. The youngest of the 12 finalist, Adela only did one fashion show as a favor to her mom’s friend that somehow led her to doing seven commercials before joining PNTM.

Though she turned down a lot of modeling opportunities in her early teenage years due to lack of interest, Adela was eventually inspired by her mom who formerly did modelling and acting in the Philippines back then.

Her oldest denim is a pair of flared/bootleg jeans that she got from her mom. “It just proves that fashion comes in cycles and good denim never goes out of style,” said Angela. She is also fond of denim jackets because they can immediately dress down a nice outfit but also can give it a bit of swag.

Ina Guerrero, 23
Ina may not look like your typical Filipina, but she is 100% Bicolana. When she was younger, she used to spend summer vacations with her family in the Bahamas where here parents both worked as nurses. She has always enjoyed the beach and the salty breeze and sand in her hair.

Ina was 17 years old then when she started joining beauty pageants, bagging already a couple of titles until she tried national competitions. Ina was one of the top 13 finalists in the 2014 Miss World Philippines, and a candidate of the 2015 Binibining Pilipinas. Now, she’s taking time to pursue her Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

She owns a denim jacket she has had since high school. “It was a Christmas gift from my Ninang. You see that is the best part of denim, it will never go out of style,” said Ina. Among other denim pieces, she favors ripped jeans the most because they look edgy, matching best her personality.

Janny Medina, 23
Since she loved watching America’s Next Top Model when she was a kid, being part of PNTM was a dream come true for Janny. Before joining the competition, she was already a full-time model for various events and commercials. According to her, she is doing all this for her son.

Janny aspires to become a celebrated androgynous model in the country. She aims to continue her modeling career, especially after her valuable exposure from reality show, and also maybe one day become a flight stewardess of an international airline.

When asked about her oldest denim piece, it was a pair of blue denim pants. “It’s from my eldest sister. [She] passed it on to my second eldest sister, then passed on me. The pants are already 8 years old,” explained Janny. She is also fond of tattered denim pants. “They give off a laid back and relaxed vibe that is similar to my personality,” she added.

Like the final four of PNTM Cycle 2, most people would find themselves nurturing a mysterious and emotional bond with their well-loved denim. Denim wear has evolved over the years to provide both functionality and timeless style. What once started as a rugged workwear, denim now became a wardrobe staple, ranging from denim jeans of various cuts to shirts, shorts, jackets, and skirts – becoming also an expression of the wearer’s mood and personality.

To find out more about Denim Days at SM and for exclusive news about SM Supermalls, visit or follow SM’s official social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; and get an insider access to all the fun happenings at SM Supermalls nationwide through SM’s Viber Public Chat. Tweet your thoughts, upload and share your photos about your memorable moments at SM, then use its official hashtag #EverythingsHereAtSM.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

One night in Vegas only!

We're going to another out of town trip. Summer is almost around the corner and two months school break already started almost two weeks ago. My two girls are starting to plan after plan where to. We're heading to a place up northeast and it's more or less twelve hours drive.  It's a five-days vacation but we'll  stop by and stay one night in Vegas on our last day and hopefully we get to watch a show, a concert maybe with apogee duet at or some wholesome show for my two young adult. We don't belong in the city. We're more like of  mountains, remote island slash desert travel  junkie. I've been working ten days a week for  some quite time now  and I'm not exaggerating. Seriously. It gets me exhausted and this break is  my dose of vitamins to keep me up and going.

Friday, June 9, 2017

One Cause, One Fight for Junbert

Junbert Robiso was featured in many shows,  one of those are in #KMJS. Their love story become a trend in almost a million viewers while Rochelle R. Robiso, (wife of Junbert) herself served as an inspiration by many because of her dedication, strong belief and determination with what she's doing to help his husband battling from brain cancer.

She was known by people because of her different style and technique of feeding his husband whom lying on the floor for about months already.

By singing "Imagine me without you", while giving her husband a meal using NGT, because her partner cannot move nor even have the strength to chew his own food with his condition "COMMATOSE".

People then were touched by their stories and was amazed with Rochelle's perseverance and faith. Their followers worked together to helped them in their own way by giving donations, supports and prayers towards her. 

In fact, after several attempts of doing it, from 9cm Tumor, it goes down now to 1cm only. God is really good and amazing!

As of now, Junbert is still bouting for that remaining 1cm. In that case, you can join us to extend your help to permanently remove such burden on his head and considered Cancer free! Indeed, we are so excited to inform you that we will be having an event on July 04, 2017 called "Health Forum" at 7:00pm in Cinema 5, Fisher Mall Q.Ave. Q.C. All are free to come to witness how they conquered the challenges God gave to them, and how their love for each other was tested. 

#OneX8QCare #OneCMtoZero #BenefitForum #HealthAwarenessCampaign #BrainCancerAwareness #JunbertRobiso #LetsGoGrayOnJuly #ChangingLivesOneAtATime

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

I see myself in your eyes

This got me emotional that clouded my eyes.  My sister sent me these photos. Although the pictures appeared blurry which were taken from our  old album, her memories are still vivid and clear to me.  It's been like 24 years...

You were only 45 and would have been 69 this year. I would be skypeing you right now should you still be here with us today, share a lot of pictures of us together, shop, travel and dine. I remember  when I got my first paycheck, we dined together and celebrate my new job.

 I'd tell you how your grandchildren are doing these days and you would be so proud. I have a lot more stories to tell, but then I'd be telling you everything in time when we meet again. Not soon mother.  I don't want my children to experience what I've been through, to face life's struggles without you mother   was hard.  It was really hard.

 I always wish you were beside me in all my failures and achievements. I always longed we're together in it. But then, I always reminded myself, I should be okey because this is how you wanted me to be, a stronger person like you were.

 I never remember a day that you complain or get tired. You were hardworking and never stopped for us. You were an OFW and those years you worked abroad was hard. I knew it. I am a mother now.

Your death brought us down and we grieved for many years. It was the hardest but as life went on, we coped and comforted ourselves and moved on and we're just thankful in those days we have you in our side.

A mother's loss takes a lifetime recovery. I say this because we never stop needing a mother for life. To you mother, you will always be missed, we love you and your memories will be in our hearts forever.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Ring that bell lady!

When I posted a video of myself  with this caption "the lady is about to ring the bell,"  I got private messages congratulating me of winning a car from the raffle. Haha. Funny how the message sounded to me.  I posted it to give myself two thumbs up. All my working weekends were paid off.   You know what it means  when  you ring that bell from this dealership. It's their way of announcing a business where everybody in the sales office give you attention. So to myself, Congratulations,   I truly deserved it! Winning a raffle would be nice too and I wish so, but it's an achievement and grinning from ear to ear in the vid clip means that I checked one of my mid-term goals just on time where I intended to tick. Did I say I got a Grand Touring?  And that connects  goals in my life. Work.Save. Travel. Enjoy. Repeat.  Yes!  Before you react,  I can't be humble here.

Anyways, posting below is a photo during our vacation in Palm Springs. It's an overdue post again but here are some photos to speak rather than a wordy post.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Sparklelab Sparks Creativity and Imagination

As a working mom, I don't get to spend a lot of time with my son. He mostly spends time with my parents and their means of entertainnment is either television or computer. Last week I am happy to have been a part of Sparklelab's Mommy Bloggers and Kids Event thru the invite of Occasions of Joy.

The day was so worth it for me and Yuwan because we really had fun as soon as we entered the room. There are lots of books, toys and other learning materials that entertained all the kids. We experienced one of the summer workshops Sparklelab offers which they call "GET REEL". This workshop is "THE ART of STOP MOTION" which involves activity of developing the craft of storytelling and create beautiful stop-motion animation.

We were divided into two groups. The first group used toys to tell a story while our group used clay for our animation. The theme we used was the nursery rhyme of  Humpty Dumpty. This one of a kind activity is very ideal for parents and children who wants to have a bonding ativity that you will both enjoy. Yuwan and I enjoyed the activity from start to end, from molding the clay into the characters we chose, to post production.  Yuwan actually have a short span of attention when it comes to play but with claymation, he was all ears and eyes. 

While Sparklelab is holding their own classes, they also hold activities with other schools and organizations.  They organize pop-up Sparklelab events during school fairs and mall activities. They also conduct teacher trainings about play-based education in STEAM (Science,Technology,Engineering,Arts and Math) related subjects.  Sparklelab also help museums and companies design play-based educational experiences to their visitors and employees.

If you are looking for summer programs or activities that will spark creativity, imagination and the love for learning while playing and having fun, give Sparklelab a call at  0917-8014778.  Sparklelab is currently located at 455 P. Guevarra Street, San Juan City. They will other branches to open soon. Visit Sparklelab's website at for more info.  

Sparklelab's summer program is ongoing until June 10! Here are the year-round programs that Sparklelab offers to children ages 7-18 years old:

GAMEMAKERS--Gamemakers is a series of workshops that focus on game design and development.  Young people play games, modify games, learn how to play critically and reflectively.  
Children will learn how to create objectives, define rules, develop mechanics, and scaffold challenge thus designing unique, playful experiences in physical and virtual worlds.

Gamemakers are divided into two programs.  Gamemakers 1 will teach kids to create board games, card games, and role playing games.  Gamemakers 1 will also give children an overview of developing digital games on which Gamemakers 2 will concentrate more on.  On the other hand, Gamemakers 2 will teach children how to create digital games using Scratch, a programming language.  Children will learn to write the narrative of their own game, design core mechanics, components, and the likes, and eventually build their own video games.

TOY MILL--Toy Mill workshops lie at the intersection of arts, designing and engineering.  Young people will play with toys, study them, tear them apart and put them back together again.

Children will experiment with a variety of materials, discover their properties and imagine the possibilities that each material affords.  Young people learn about circuits and bring their toys to life, making them talk, move and see.

GET REEL--Get Reel is a series of workshops that focuses on storytelling.  Young people explore the concept of narrative as expressed in films, games, animations, books, graphic novels and performance art.

Through the course of Get Reel, young people learn about character, setting, plot and point of view. They develop their own narratives and express them through their medium of choice.

SPARK--Spark is Sparklelab's program on robotics, electronics, and physical computing.  Tinker with little treasures like motors and sensors, speakers, and LEDs.  Children will learn how to build their own robots and meet quirky little creatures who run on AI.  Furthermore, children will come across greater challenges and earn new skills--like coding, soldering, and creating with Arduino and Raspberry Pi.

STITCHES AND CIRCUITS--Stitches and Circuits is a program that focuses on e-textiles, wearable technology and soft circuits.  This course is perfect for every geeky fashionista!  Children can create light up shoes, solar-powered head gear, or hoodies equipped with joy sticks that can redefine games on the go.

All programs mentioned above consists of 6 sessions of 3 hours each session.  One workshop costs Php8,500 with a class size of 5-12 kids.  Children are welcome to have a free trial, just contact Sparklelab for appointment.

While most workshops at Sparklelab are designed for older kids, they also offer program for younger kids ages 3.5 to 6 years old called BYTE SIZE.  Byte Size is Sparklelab's flagship program for young tinkerers, scientists, artists, and engineers!  Byte Size class is for two hours for 8 sessions and can only accommodate maximum of 8 kids per session.

About Sparklelab:

Sparklelab was founded by Rosanna Lopez in 2013 and this year, Jacqueline van Ende joined as CEO.  Both women have good background in teaching and promoting creative thinking among children and adults.  

Sparklelab designs play-based learning experiences mainly focused on STEAM.  They offer a year-round program for children and teens (after-school during school days and summer workshops during school vacation).  Sparklelab aims to prepare kids for success in the future by teaching the 21st century skills such as Imagining, Research/Finding inspiration, Exploring, Tinkering and Experimenting, Designing, Procedural Thinking, Collaborating and Connecting/Sharing, among others.  Sparklelab wishes to create creative problem solvers, innovators, and lifelong learners by making learning extraordinary.

Carlyn Chamcey Mendiola is a guest blogger for

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Road to Anza Borrego

Plenty of sunshine, lots  of  spring wildflowers, pleasant weather and  scenic view   await the road trip in southern California. Your eyes would be full  but you would crave  to go deeper and chase  wild flowers, rocks, mountains and canyons of  the  600,000 acres of  life and color of Anza Borrego State Park.  With that said attractions,  a day trip is not enough. And who would stay in a resort in Palm Springs if you can camp  and see the sky full of stars at night in the desert. Ok, we're tourists  and not locals who are used to stay in RV and camp out. But yeah, 'maybe the next time we got lost, we might find a way to life just like desert where wildflowers and cactuses grow naturally and find its way to survive.

We  passed by Coachella Valley, Indio, Palm desert and Salton Sea. But what's supposed to be the Anza Borrego which is on   our  top destination now has become another next spot to visit. We went off the road like a jeep trail. I drove a few miles of uneven and cracked road like it has been damaged by the earthquake. Believing smooth road is ahead and  there was no vehicle along with us or coming from opposite side,  I pushed a few more miles. It was an empty road that seemed to be abandoned.  I guessed when I googled that the two wheel drive is ok  and  off road jeeps are not necessary  only meant for those coming from the east.  Seeing this sign "5mile off-road ahead" made me a quick u-turn.   GPS pointed me to other direction.  Know before you go.  I'm trying to outsmart Google here.  Added to that chills, my  celphone showed no service and that's when I decided to go back to highway  and headed the resort.

The Anza Borrego is just right there, it may not be our luck this time but there's more spring to come and our eyes already feasted  with the beautiful lined palm trees.  The photo below is from Joshua Tree National Park as we enter the  desert. Yes. I also thought we're going straight to Oasis Resort in Palm Springs.  The park is just as  spectacular and thats in my next post.

Friday, April 21, 2017


Dermcare have continuously shared their unfailing love and concern for their customers for two decades, delivering utmost satisfaction to your every vanity regardless of gender, age, social standing, and personal preferences. They treat their clients as the center and as part of their family. This is why Dermcare delivers manifest through repeat customers that keeps coming back for the very reason that they feel that they belong.

Understandably, you would only want the best for the ones you hold dear to your heart. This is why Dermcare has up the ante, so everyone in your family and social circle can experience the care and passion that only Dermcare can give. 

Channeling your beauty to radiate doesn’t come overnight, your skin requires pampering and care of a professional center that understands your needs. A center that provides all your skin pampering necessities has now come into full bloom as it introduces its new look and logo. 

Dermcare's new logo is fused together with the care-centric ideals that they have at present. The flowers represent their growing clientele and how it has captured the hearts and gained the trust of the public.

In line with the new logo, Dermcare also launches the face of Dermcare - Ms. Nina Robertson, Mutya ng Pilipinas - Overseas Communities 2015. Nina embodies all the qualities that represents Dermcare, vibrant and full of energy!

True to its mission, Dermcare desires to foster care to its numerous clients by providing top-quality skin, hair and wellness services, as well as encompass the years of remarkable love and care for their customers. 

Pag-IBIG Recognizes Dermcare’s contribution to the community

Pag-IBIG Loyalty Card recently awarded Dermcare the “Loyalty Cardholder’s Favorite Partner” which equated to the number of cardholders who had the privilege to enjoy discounts at Dermcare branches nationwide. 

Pag-IBIG Fund launched its Pag-IBIG Loyalty card Program in the year 2014. The program aims to extend the benefits given by Pag-ibig Fund to its members not just thru short term and housing loans but also to give them additional privilege in other necessities. Dermcare has been a Partner of Pag-IBIG Loyalty card since then.

Dermcare has served the Pag-IBIG members nationwide thru its more than 80 branches.  In 2016 alone, Dermcare has already extended an accumulated amount of more than P500,000 worth of discounts to around 2,000 Pag-IBIG Loyalty card members  who enjoyed up to 50% discount of Dermcare services and products.

Visit your nearest Dermcare branch today. For more information, follow them on Facebook: 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Spalding Summer Camp 2017 Schedule

If you are looking for an activity that will train your kid or kids 6 to 17 years of age, enrol him/her or them at Spalding Summer Camp 2017. 

Spalding Summer Camp is run by The Hoops School. The Hoops School was established in year 2002 to teach kids the correct way of playing basketball, from physical skills and drills and the mental aspects as well. They started at Meralco Gym, but now conducts its camps and clinics in more than 70 venues nationwide, including schools, malls and company gyms.

Hoops School was founded by former PBL Commissioner and PBA Team Manager Charlie Favis and was ably assisted by the PBA’s only 7-time Best Import Bobby Parks.

Why enrol at Spalding Basketball Camp under Hoops School? Well, The Hoops School was the first to introduce the "FREE EVERYTHING PROGRAM FOR KIDS", FIRST  to introduce AV Presentations and Video Viewing of Basketball Drills and US Clinics, FIRST  to introduce New Basketball Technology and the latest in Training Aids, FIRST  to introduce the Ben Wallace Inflatable Defender to help shooters, FIRST  in Asia to introduce the NOAH Select Computerized Shooting Analyzer, FIRST  to introduce the BRITEN  Passing Toss Back, FIRST  to introduce the Rite Flight Ball and the Rite Way Balls. Plus, their freebies, venues, to up-to-date instructionals, to fantastic coaches and trainors. are deinitely better than other basketball clinics. 

Most of their instructors have been carefully selected – many are former team trainers and coaches, most of whom have BS-Education degrees in Physical Education. This is on purpose because they are more patient with kids. Other coaches who have trained abroad, like one Coach who attended several coaching clinics in Europe, another who attended a coaching clinic in South Korea, a third coach who is presently teaching basketball at the 5-Star Camps in the US. Most of their coaches play basketball and understand basketball.

Spalding Basketball Camp 2017 will be in these following venues: 


Spalding Basketball Camp 2017 Schedules:


Graduated from Ateneo De Manila High School and De La Salle University in  College. Was always into sports, becoming Captain of the De La Salle's Track & Field Team and Gold Medalist in the NCAA 400 M Hurdles.  After working for Procter & Gamble and Shell for a number of years (at Shell, he was the Team Manager of Shell's professional basketball team in the PBA, helping in Shell's winning  a number of championship and runners-up finishes), he then became the Commissioner of the Philippine Basketball League.  In the PBL, he changed all the rules, logos, offices, marketing style, formats, and introduced countless innovations.  He was instrumental in introducing Fil-Ams into the league, and sent teams to several international tournaments, winning the 6th and 7th Fiba Champions Cup in Kuala Lumpur and Manila, and the Guam Friendship Cup. Even ahead of the PBA, he was the First Commissioner of any league to have an official game held in Brunei.  He was also the first PBL Commissioner  to come out with the first PBL Annual.    Today, he is the CEO/President of HOOPS SCHOOL.

ABOUT BOBBY PARKS, Camp Director (Emeritus): 

Graduated at Memphis State University with the degree BS in Athletic Administration. Drafted in the second round by the NBA's Atlanta Hawks team, he opted to play in Manila, Jakarta, France, Switzerland and the other basketball leagues in the US, such as the CBA, the USBL, GBL, and the WBL.  Today, he is considered the best American player to play in the Philippines, having won the  Best Import Award, a total of seven times.  Nicknamed the "Iceman," he  never lost his cool, inspite of so many rugged plays levelled against him. Today, Bobby is active with National University where his sone Ray Ray plays, and he is likewise Assistant Coach of Petron Boosters in the PBA and Head Coach of the San Miguel Team in the Asean Basketball League. 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Magical Disney

Have you seen the "The Beauty and the Beast" movie?   We may be the last to watch on the last day and last full show  but still, it gives us  thrill  even if  we were the only viewers at almost midnight time  like we reserve a block screening.  We never missed the  magical feeling of  Disney movie.  The characters are not cartoons  but they are real actors  and you can hear them sing like you're in a theater watching a musical play.  The  film deserves musical awards maybe like  Best Score Soundtrack or Best Music Director. Music plays a very important part  like giving a boost from  when you're a singer and wants to add more to your craft.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Ways to Say Goodbye

While there are 50 ways to say goodbye by Train, some people just walk away with no goodbye. Maybe, they are not good at saying goodbye. Whatever the reason is, still another way of saying goodbye is just walk away.

When someone walked out of your life without a word of saying goodbye, you hold on, and the hope of hello never die. You deny.

That is goodbye.

Credit: Video is from YouTube.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Springtime is love!

Spring season has just began. It turned a little warmer than winter but the wind  unexpectedly blew hard yesterday  that the chime hanging at the door created a loud but beautiful music like someone is playing  yamaha p95  and you feel like you're being serenaded.  I love the weather so much because it is the time where flowers bloom and trees come back to life. Everything is green that my eyes feast and a walk in the park with this beautiful scene and with music  in my ear is just so relaxing. Don't you just love the  weather too?

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Pilipinas FJ Summit™ 2017

Going on trips is a family bonding for us. We plan it ahead so the kids will enjoy the long trip. On April 29-30, 2017, there will be an event aptly titled Pilipinas FJ Summit™ at  Jose Rizal Plaza, Calamba City Hall in Calamba Laguna. This is going to be a fun event for the whole family as we get o interact with people in the same interest - cars, travel and family trips. It is open to the public and will have something for everyone, even for non-FJ Cruiser owners.

The Pilipinas FJ Summit™ is organized by the Philippine FJ Cruisers Club, Inc. It heralds the first of a series of Buhayani Festival Events organized by the City Government of Calamba to commemorate our National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. The Buhayani is Calamba City’s annual festival celebrating its history and heroes, both historic and contemporary

Conquer the Pilipinas FJ Summit™ Challenge. It is a uniquely designed off-road course that was created to test the prowess of the FJ Cruiser and its driver. Feast on 100 or more FJ Cruisers, including yours, that will be displayed on the Summit Day. “The main attraction of the Summit will be the convergence of as many FJ . Cruisers that can be accommodated in the 4-hectare Summit grounds. If the FJ Cruiser is a reflection of the personality or lifestyle of its owner, be prepared to encounter as many permutationsof the FJ Cruiser as there will be Summit Delegates,” shares Philippine FJ Cruisers Club. President, Atty. Numeriano Rodriguez, Jr. 

As an official Summit Delegate, you will have the opportunity to meet and befriend fellow FJ Cruiser owners and enthusiasts from all over the country. Exchange notes with your new FJ friends. Ask questions, technical or otherwise, about their FJ Cruiser, their upgrades and modifications, their experiences about certain brands or parts you have been curious about, plus their off-road experiences. 

Listen to those who have “been there, done that” about their FJ. Talk and share your own adventures too.

Avail of big Summit discounts from the major suppliers and distributors of the best after-market parts and accessories for your FJ Cruiser. They will be there to make your dreams come true and with big discounts. 

Part of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the various socio-civic projects of the Philippine FJ Cruisers Club. For more information, please contact 09178636375, plus Facebook: FJcruisersPH and Instagram: @fjcruisersph.

Monday, January 30, 2017

What a Magazine Should Be

I am not a musician but  I found  something that  relates to music that I can include in the list of my favorite reading materials.  It was founded  in 1983 in California. Their first catalog was a simple two-color flyers offering discounted guitar strings and other accessories. As of 2017, there are several locations of  this around the U.S. It is regarded as the largest seller of music gear in the world. The catalog can be found in coffee tables, recording studios, and touring buses. musicians friend magazine offers musical instruments, gear, and exclusive content. It offers guitars from Fender, Gibson, and Taylor including Stratocaster, Telecaster, and Les Paul guitars. It also provides interviews with artists about the gear and techniques they used. Reviews for product rundowns that cover the music gear in different categories are also included.

A Moment Like This

Looks like we were in a secluded spot. This is actually a tourist destination but we were a bit lucky that it was not crowded and the weather was just perfect that day. Before we entered the park, there were already warnings to make an arrangement in case you have a driver to pick you up because communication would be hard that you can't make a call or even SMS.  It was a surprise to see these two enjoying a no-signal  zone.  They usually freak out  without  their phones in nanosecond.  For a while, they embraced the real world and opened their eyes to  the beauty of  God's creations.

It's just awesome!

Clarinet Sheet for my Niece

My niece is very fond of playing the woodwind instrument. She asked me to buy clarinet sheet music as a present for her last Christmas. She will use the sheet music to prepare for joining their school orchestra. I’m glad that I found clarinet sheet music at With only a mouse click, you can download sheet music pieces for jazz, traditional, wedding, and others. My niece is only at her teenage years but she knows and admires popular legendary  players like Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, and Richart Stoltzman. She also mentioned players who are known for unrelated reasons play or played the instrument in school such as Jimmy Kimmel, Julia Roberts, and Alan Greenspan.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Treasures of the Century II Auction

After a succesful Treasures of the Century Auction last November, Harringtons Lifestyle Auction in cooperation with Century City Mall presents "Treasures of the Century II" on January 28 at 4pm at the 4th flr. of Century City Mall Kalayaan Ave., Makati City.

Preview and registration is on going where you can check out fine art, vintage furniture, and well curated one of a kind collectibles from US and Europe. The highlight pieces include artworks from Arturo Luz, Manuel Garibay, Mauro Malang, Romulo Olazo, Juvenal Sanso and Eduardo Castrillo. 

Also included in the auction are unique collectibles such as Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosely signed Boxing gloves, Tom Petty signed guitar, NBA signed basketballs to name a few. 

A special Feng Shui talk and consultation will also be held by Ms. Rhya Schmidt from 1:30pm to 3:30pm

For more information please call (02) 548 - 6986 / 0916 - 4674321.

Monday, January 23, 2017

After hacked

I'm now working here on my old  blog. I'm trying to blog but looks like I'll be using an  App to make it easier and add photos so  I can do mobile blogging. It's kind of hard blogging using my phone as  buttons are sensitive and one wrong click could publish  my unedited draft post. I'm used to blogging in my PC where I can see the whole screen with keyboards, old school it is.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Tasty Tucker's 2017 Coffee Selections

Tucker means food in Australia. Tasty Tucker means "tasty food", and this two words is actually true for Tasty Tucker Cafe, which I first learned from John and Joy Mendiola.  

About four years ago, Joy organized a small group of bloggers to have a taste of Tasty Tucker's yummylicious tucker or food. I think we were the first bloggers who found out how nice this hidden treasure is.

We tried their rice meals, pizza, sandwiches, salad and cheesecakes. Now, they are expanding the selection by serving the best tasting coffee in town!

Don't be shy, take a peek of Tasty Tucker's 2017 Coffee. Bear with the photos, most of them are kinda blurry because of my shaky hands (I had 3 cups of espresso, lol!)

Tasty Tucker Branches:

HMR Building, Reliance Corner Pioneer Street, Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City
Quirino Highway, Brgy.Talipapa, Novaliches, Quezon City
Daystar Industrial Park Pulong Sta. Cruz, Sta. Rosa, Laguna,
KM 21 East Service Road, South Super Highway, Sucat
GF Telus Building, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City
Royal Duty Free in Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Inside SM Hypermarket, Brgy. Balagtas Batangas City

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