This Blog Votes for Life with Ria!

Life with Ria

My vote goes to Ria.

Why?

Well, I think we have a few things in common. Her family name is my first name. She is from Davao and so am I (but im based in Gensan for 15 years now). She studied at the Philippine Women’s College of Davao and so did I (but years apart).

However none of these would matter if her blog is rubbish. Her blog is superb and is well written. You just have to read it for yourself and give me a very good reason why you would not want to vote for her blog at the 2010 Blogger’s Choice Award. Enough said.

Good Luck Ria!

December 11, 2010, East Asia Royale Hotel

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The Rainbow Warrior

The Rainbow Warrior at Gensan port

Yesterday my kids and I together with the Sox Bloggers went on board Greenpeace’s ship called the Rainbow Warrior. Sir Avel , the leader of the group arranged the field trip with people at Greenpeace. According to Miss Leah Guerrero, Greenpeace’s Regional Communications Manager in Southeast Asia, this is their first ever open boat day in Mindanao. We were very lucky indeed to be invited on board the ship. Leah personally took care of us, the Soccsksargen bloggers. She fetched us from our meeting point, provided the transportation going to the port and back and she even bought us snacks. She was our tour guide on board the ship with the help of Amrit, an Indian national who happens to be a blogger. Continue reading

3rd Gensan Car Show

My son who is 12 years old is into cars lately. Well, toy cars for the moment. He has a lot of Ferrari from the Shell promo. He has more than one complete set of the collection. He had this interest in cars from playing his video game Need for Speed. He can identify a Porsche from a Ferrari, a Mercedes from a BMW and even knows the racing accessories for cars like spoilers and body kits. I bought him a few magazines about cars and I always entertain his questions when he is asking what kind of car this or that is. To add to his enthusiasm for cars, I thought what better way to expose him to his interest than to bring him to a car show. Well, I was in luck because a friend of mine sent me a sms that there is a car show at the Gaisano Mall Gensan. Continue reading

One Day on Earth! 10-10-10

Its October 1, 2010. Time flies so fast. Its only 84 days before Christmas. I should be starting my Christmas Gifts list. But before that, there is one particular date that is very significant and only comes once in a lifetime. That date for this year is October 10, 2010 or 10-10-10. That sequence of date will never return in our lifetime. So where will you be on 10-10-10 at 10:10 AM or PM? Well, heres something that caught my attention. Its One Day in Earth. You can read the full details here.

This is just like what You Tube did on July 24, 2010. Watch it here.

I wanted to participate in the You Tube event on that saturday but as usual, I was as lazy as a sloth. This time around, i’ll think more positively and with proper mind conditioning, I think I can do this. I have already signed up on their website. Im thinking of my concepts and where will I shoot my videos or photos. I hope I can solicit the help of friends or family to participate in this event.

Tuna Fest 2010

"Go Global Gensan: We Are Ready for the World"

Last night was the opening ceremonies of Gensan Tuna Fest 2010. The theme for this year’s festival is “Go Global Gensan: We Are Ready for the World”. The event was well organized resulting in a jammed pack oval plaza. The festival director Mr. Orman Manansala kept the program concise but very entertaining. Continue reading

Happy Fiesta sa Bula

I just arrived home after fetching my daughter from Bula. She was invited by her classmate Luz who lives in Bula.

The fiesta of Bula is an annual celebration of Generals who lives in that part of the city. It is so much like the Sinulog of Cebu, only it’s not as big as the Sinulog. However,  I say if you can’t go to Cebu for the Sinulog, you might as well go to Bula for a “Pit Señor”.

I have noticed that the event is getting bigger every year. Almost if not all the residents there are having a party. You can see a lot of people going around sometimes house to house to join the celebration. It’s practically an open house where even a complete stranger can come in and eat the food being served by the devotees of the Sto. Niño.

To all the people of Bula! Happy Fiesta!