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Awarding of the Winners of the WikiPilipinas Filipina Stories Date: March 28, 2008 Time: 11-12:00 Noon Venue: SMX Convention Hall # 3, SMX Convention Center, beside SM Mall of Asia, Manila Map: Click on thumbnail This is our tentative program for the March 28 event, 11-12nn 1. Opening Remarks 2. About Vibal Foundation 3. Empowering Read More →

The other night, my husband and I slept at 2:00 AM because we enjoyed watching Happy Slip’s YouTube videos. You know, we needed our endorphin fix. The Peelings video hits close to my heart for many reasons because of my dad. The quirky characters played by Happy Slip as the “aunt” and “mom” display so Read More →

THE WINNERS Top 3 Winners 1. Mnel- First Kiss Lauren says This story is captivating because it focuses on just one aspect of the love story – the first kiss. Other events and details were written in such a way as to emphasize the magic of that moment. 2. Lady Cess- The Promise of a Read More →

Thirteen Things On My Work Station I am quite a minimalist. I abhor clutter and like to keep most of my envelopes and papers inside the drawers but it’s impossible to clear my work station totally. Here are the 13 things lying on on my table right now: 1. My desktop 21 inch monitor, of Read More →

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Need a job? Well, read on…if not, skip to the end of this post for that Funky Pasig Scandal video. If I were a fresh college graduate in this time and age, I don’t think I’d have a problem getting a job. Of course, not just any job. These days, there are so many call Read More →

If you’re a regular visitor of my blog, you already know what a blog is. But some people I meet don’t know. I’m sure some of you faced a similar situation below. For instance, when I take a photo in a restaurant, I am sometimes asked by the owner: are you a journalist? Me: No, Read More →

Photo Hunters theme this week is Important. I chose this photo of my daughter resting on a hammock by the beach during a recent trip to Boracay. Before this photo was taken, I was using the hammock. I called my daughter to try it out because the swaying motion of the hammock brought me to Read More →

The travel and photography bug hit me after my latest adventure with the young and vibrant Pinoy Travel bloggers. The trip awakened a few wants and needs. 1. I want to travel the hidden paradise islands in the Philippines. I am 50 years old and I have yet to travel most parts of the Philippines. Read More →

A dream about a late loved one is often a gift. “Don’t overanalyze it. Accept it with gratitude.” But what happens when a friend dreams about your blog entry? Here is a story which is one for the books. I apologized to Cathy that I was unable to attend the Grief Share meeting last Saturday. Read More →

Presenting the 2008 Philippine Blog Awards. The awarding is open to all Filipino bloggers who have full ownership of their blogs. This implies that blogs belonging to blog networks or corporate blogs cannot be included because of ownership rights. The awards therefore pay homage to “grassroots bloggers” who have built up their blogs from their Read More →

You know by now that everyone in my family has a blog. Heck, even the pet cats and dog have a blog except it hasn’t been launched yet. Can you tell the blogger state of newbiness or blogger age (not biological) by the following conversation? 1. Husband after an argument: “I bet you’re gonna blog Read More →

Tomorrow, January 8 kicks off the year-long centennial celebration of the University of the Philippines. Spearheading the kick-off rites is the UP Alumni Association (UPAA). While everyone celebrates in their own unique way, I will celebrate my University of the Philippines (U.P.) Student days’ memories in this blog. Excuse me for my unabashed display of Read More →

Allow me some bragging rights, okay? Congratulations to my daughter, Lauren for being chosen as one of the WikiPinoys of the Year: Bloggers (for People and Society) given by Wiki Pilipinas chose the Filipino Bloggers as the WikiPinoys of the Year. Why?

[tag]Andrew Olmsted[/tag], also known as G’Kar the blogger, was killed yesterday in Iraq. Andy gave a friend a post to publish in the event of his death; the last revisions to it were made in July. Here is Andy’s final post. His actual blog is here. Andy must have known of his imminent death since Read More →

You know how it is at the start of the New Year. If one is in business, you have to get permits and other papers from the City Hall. One of these paper requirements is the NBI clearance. I cannot forget the incredulous look of the NBI data personnel when he asked me “What’s your Read More →

What is an RSS Feed? What does Subscribe to a Reader mean? If you follow more than 10 blogs a day, you will surely need a feed reader. This video below was created for those who haven’t felt the power of our friend, the RSS reader. We want to convert people… if you know someone Read More →

[tag]Happy New Year 2008[/tag]! I greeted the New Year by taking a slice of this evil Dairy Queen Peppermint Ice Cream cake. Let’s all greet the new year on a positive note by setting goals for ourselves. It’s a good thing that my sister reminded me of my New Year goals last year. Yesterday, she Read More →

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