Monday, December 31, 2012

Last Day of 2012!

It's December 31, and people are rushing to the supermarkets to buy their stuff to welcome the new year at midnight. Believe me, I went to SM Molino Hypermarket to buy some fruits and drinks and it took me 45 minutes to reach the cashier because of the long queue.
 The long queue
 People rushing to buy their stuff

Sunday, December 30, 2012

After Christmas Day .... Random Pics

After 5 days during Christmas, peope are still flocking the malls to prepare for coming the new year.  Enjoying the long holidays by watching in the cinemas, buying everything they want, and eating at the foodcourt of the malls.  Here are some random pictures which I had taken during my visit to the mall.
Balloon Store for Kids
 Rides for the Kids

Christmas Tree Display at SM Bacoor

Food Cart of Potato Corner at SM Bacoor Food Court

Happy Birthday to My Dearest Mom!

Today is the birthday of my dearest Mom!  I wish her more good health and may our good Lord Jesus Christ give her the strength and perseverance to overcome all the challenges in her life.  More importantly, we will give her the love and care she needs from us.  Happy Birthday Nanay Lina!  We love you very much.  God bless you always.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Chistmas to all Christians of the world!  This is a very special day for Jesus Christ as we remember his birth from Betlehem. As we celebrate Christmas with gift giving to our family and relatives, reuniting families on this special day of the year, we need to remember that celebrating Christmas is about love and sharing.  Today, our family celebrated Christmas for the first time without my father and grandmother who died last March and November respectively.  Sad to say that they leave us, their spirit and memories are still with us on this special day.  Below are some snapshots of todays celebation together with my mother, nieces, and nephews.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Red Wine And Roll Cake

Novellino Classic Sweet Red Wine and Goldilocks Cake Roll
I went this afternoon at SM Southmall, Las Pinas City. Since I had read from the internet last night that red wine is good for the heart, I drop by at SM wine and liquors section to buy the item.  Since its the 24th of December there are lots of people buying wines at that time.  I asked the saleslady which red wine is the best among the items that are displayed on the racks.  She suggested that I buy the Novellino Red Wine which has a sweet taste.  So decided to buy two for an added drinks during our Noche Buena.  I bought also one cake roll from Goldilocks which is my favorite.  Everytime I do the rounds of malling, I never forget to buy cake roll from Goldilocks.  My family like it also very much.
This will be my first time to drink a red wine. As per my research, red wine contains resveratrol which is a powerful antioxidant compound.  So drinking two glasses of red wine a day can protect our heart and prevents cardiovascular disease. Other benefits of red wine are a good source of preventing cancer and tooth decay.

On the 23rd Day of December 2012

I met my closest friends and college buddies today at Robinsons Place Manila.  They are Precy and Gemma.  Although we are only a company of three, we enjoy our buffet lunch at Cabalen and shared each others life story for the past 2 years I'm away from Philippines.  The last time we were together was on my last vacation of February 2010. Here are some snapshots of our get together.

Santa Claus and Friends
Santa Claus at Robinsons Place Manila 

Christmas Tree Display at Robinsons Place Manila

Friday, December 21, 2012

It's Christmas Time

It's my eight day of my vacation in the Philippines and everywhere you go, the spirit of Christmas is all around the place especially from the biggest malls of Manila and it's surrounding cities.  As I went to Robinsons Galleria along Ortigas to renew my driver's license, I took some pictures of the Christmas trees and decorations from the malls I went through, from SM Megamall to Shangrila along Shaw Boulevard. 
Shangrila Mall's Big Christmas Tree
Ground Display of Shangrila Mall's Christmas Tree
SM Megamall's Christmas Tree
Robinsons Galleria Mall Christmas Decoration Display
Shangrila Mall Christmas Decoration Display

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

15 Years

Finally, I recently received my 15 years service award certificate from my company at Saudi Arabia. Together with the certificate is a Gift Card from Extra worth SR 4000.00 which I bought for 1 Nikon D5100 18-55 VR Kit Camera and a Sony Vaio E Series Laptop Intel Core i5. My family and friends are so very proud of my achievement and I'm very elated for the congratulatory messages I received from them. Fifteen years working on the same company is considered a long period of time. With hard work, perseverance, and dedication, nothing is impossible to achieve this goal. I focused mainly on my work despite some pressures and stress from workloads and the environment itself. I believe, to reach our goal successfully, we need to have a positive outlook in whatever endeavor we choose.  Here are the items which I bought from my SR4000 EXTRA Gift Card for my 15 years gift award.
 NIKON D5100 18-55 VR Kit Camera
  SONY VAOI E-Series Laptop Intel Core i5
 TEFAL 10 pieces Cooking Set