Gensan Celebrates Social Media Day

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Members & friends of the Google Business Group Gensan  & Sox Bloggers met up on June 30, 2013  to celebrate the Social Media Day in Blugre SM Gensan.  It was one fun-food-and-freebies-filled day courtesy of  Google and SMART Communications.


Since I got anatomized, I've  always been very enthusiastic about attending meetups. Aside from the activities being full of information, its also full of food! Teehee! And you get to meet new friends.

And you get to REALLY enjoy learning more & more of the Google Products and the social media and the responsibilities & opportunities that come with the use of it. So when GBG Gensan Community Manager Avel Manansala asked me about my GBG experience and what I can say about Google Products, here's what I have shared:

  • As a member of the academe, I  appreciate how Google Drive has become such a convenience ! I have required my kiddos to have a G-mail account so we can all engage in  paper-less activities. 
  • I'm still exploring Google + but I love how it looks. Personally, I kinda feel its getting me +1 level up! uhm....what's the word? Parang its more sophisticated out here---hihihi! Yung tipong mahihiya kang mag-trash talk?
As Ateneo Teacher KEVIN OLMEDO said during the SMDay, Social Media is here to stay, and So am I, here to learn (more!).


Willing to CONNECT, INFORM & INSPIRE in my own little way.


Happy Social Media Day!

Happy Poppy Day

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To my friend
and ex-boyfriend,
To my hun
and number 1 fan,
I want you to know
that

And on this special day
This for you I hope & pray,
That the fairies one day 
Will come your way,
To take the miseries away
And make your life
Blissful everyday.

Thank you 
for being the
POPPY
to our Bagetz,
to my BMC,
SSC
and everyone whom you can see
around me.

Poppy!

You will always be
special to me.


A Very Hue-sful way to Gift Dad this Father's Day

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Thinking of how to treat your
SUPERMAN
on this Special Sunday?

Here's your chance to give

Daddy
Papa
Itay
Papang
Popsy
Dada
Poppy

the time to 
SHARPEN THE STEEL!
-I mean, the Nails! Heheheh!


Be one of the first 10 guests
to avail of Maniped on June 16, 2013 at 
DA HUE BLISS BEAUTY BAR
by Jacque Kate Duquil

and get 
MR. SUPER-DAD a
CLASSIC MANICURE/ PEDICURE
w/ FOOT SPA
FOR FREE!

YEP, YEP, YIPEE!
As simple as that!

The next 10 guests may avail of the same package at 50% discount.
Experience how it is to be pampered like a hero!

Visit
DA HUE BLISS BEAUTY BAR
by Jacque Kate Duquil
at Eca Building, National Highway, General Santos City
(In front of House of Cashews)
for reservations call or text
09424915219


Freedom from Fear-dom

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When we left the house last June 12, 2013, ABS-CBN  President Charo Santos was saying : " Araw-araw, meron tayong magagawang serbisyong pampubliko para sa Pilipino" during the station's Independence Day Flag Ceremony.

And I said, " This is it! This is really is it!". Poppy had actually convinced me to participate in our BATCH PROJECT not as a partner, but as a Blood Donor. I have read the FAQ's of Blood Donors and tried to follow as much as I could: Had a good night's sleep, took plenty of fluids , had a hefty breakfast & ( though not included in the list of "to do's") summoned for strength -talawan lang ang peg.

When we got to the Barangay Hall of Dadiangas East, where the Bloodletting is held, we had our names listed and were asked to fill up some Donor's Form. Afterwhich we were pre-evaluated. I thought, I am just a few steps away from conquering my fear...egzoited!

I actually got cleared in all of the questions until the next one: " When was your last menstruation , Maam?"...And I said, the last day was just 4 days ago. BOOM! Barometer dropped to zero:"Sorry Maam, but you can't be a donor. Kailangan at least 7 days past your last day po for you to qualify as a donor."

AYT
Okay fine. Relieved or disappointed? I would say both. 

RELIEVED.
Sus, plastikan pa ba? Hadlok kaayo ang needle oi! Hastang Taasa!

DISAPPOINTED
Somehow. Kasi I was not able to conquer my fear of donating blood.Pero PROUD WIFEY ang lola mo because Poppy was able to donate for the 4th time (yet only the first time for him to get a Donor's Card. The first three kasi were needed right there & then.)

WE SERVED
My Batch mate & Co-officer SHEILA ALELIGAY and I  share the same situation (bled like any woman would normally do!) so we assisted in the process instead ( that's what we were there for, in the first place!) 


Together with Abraham Sevilla, Robert Patun-og, IVY & Kenneth ( Of MSU Batch '97) we distributed "I BLED" shirts and snacks ( prepared for by APO Society MSU Chapter) and entertained the donors while they where being squeezed -off ( hehehe).

Poppy & I left a little after 11AM and by that time, we already catered to more than 10 donors...that would be 500cc each of blood which will hopefully be able to help save lives.

What a way to celebrate the Independence day!
Though I was't freed from the fear of being a blood donor myself, it was actually spent memorably.

"Bleed that others may live" is a joint project of MSU HS Batch '80, '93, '97, 
Dad. West Elementary School batch '89, APO Society MSU Chapter 
and Barangay Dadiangas East.



Suncity Suites Night Run Series Hits Year 3!

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Let's start the fun runnin' for the third time!

 Suncity Suites marks its 3rd year Anniversary in General Santos City by launching  their now famous Night Run Series. Happening on July 20, 2013 , this is Suncity's 3rd set already.


Since the fun run fever got viral in the city, people had  enthusiastically embraced this "sweat" habit. Coupled with the equally famous and addicting ZUMBA steps,the whole neighborhood just seem to unite in one great move! Oh, yeah!

I'm no health buff but a little "sweatin' it out" party certainly wont hurt. Especially when you're running with the Bee! Nah!


Hangin' around Jollibee after a 3k run in last year's Night Run

And because it's from Suncity, what can you expect but a great party!Oh, but wait, there's more to it than partying: Join and help Save the Children- this year's run beneficiary. 


So run and have some fun, sweat it out and be fit and get the chance to take home freebies too! 

The Suncity Suites Night Run Series '13 is also brought to you by Phoenix and SM City Gensan. Registration for the 3k, 5k & 10k run is now on going. Visit SunCitySuitesNightRunSeries for more details.

To Bleed or not to Bleed

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I have always admired those who have donated blood : men in uniform, muscled men, brave women,etc, etc, including my husband who had already shared some pint of his precious Type A blood to two people who were pinned down by dengue and to her sister who died of Cancer.

I have thought of being a donor myself at one point or another, but the mere sight of the needle makes my knees soft like a marshmallow already. Ngek, good luck na lang ug dili makuyapan!

Nevertheless, I have always been supportive of these undertakings. I believe it means a lot be able to save lives with drop of blood ( well, drops of it actually) but did you know that you actually benefit from Bloodletting too? Bloodletting may lower cardiovascular risk as removing blood could help improve blood pressure, lower cholesterol and drop blood glucose in obese patients with metabolic syndrome. So there! You help save others and you help yourself too!

I still need to summon all the angels and saints to convince myself that I can do it! Ohhhhh...but bleeding or not, expect me to be there in the flesh as Mindanao State University High School (MSU HS) Batch 80, 93 & 97 in partnership with the RED CROSS ( Dad. East Chapter), Dadiangas West Elementary School (DWES) Batch 89, APO Society (MSU Chapter) and Barangay Dadiangas East bring you a Bloodletting Project dubbed as : 

"BLEED THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE" 
on June 12, 2013 @ 8:00 AM 
at Dadiangas East Barangay Hall, General Santos City.


So if you wanna know what it takes to be a Blood Donor, 
please click the link below and get the answers to your questions :





Once There was a Mother

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Once there was a mother,
Who misses the son 
She has left behind.
She shed tears every night,
Hoping for him to be alright.

Once there was a mother,
She cared so much for a daughter
Who never came from her.
Blood is thicker than water,
But the heart knows so much better.

Once there was a mother,
She had the best daughter ever.
She gave her protection and all her affection.
To her feet,
She'll give her the nation.

Once there was a mother,
Jealous of her own daughter.
She would find her faults,
and fire her with insults.
She couldn't care less, if she was ruthless.

Once there was a mother,
Afraid to be a blunder.
She painted memories
Of fake but happy yester-years
To keep her going in this world she is having.

Once there was a mother,
Engulfed with pain , there's no room for laughter.
She lived in a world
Where she thrived in her fears
Of jealousy, insecurity and so much tears.

Once there was a mother,
Who thought if there was any answer
To all the queries
Whispered by the fairies.
Is there any hope
"Will I be able to cope?"
With the trials ahead
It seems hard to succeed.
This is one journey
I'm afraid to carry.



Gagged!

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When you want to speak
and everything that comes out
from your mouth
is wrong.

When you want to speak
and nothing that you say
just seemed
to be right.

When you want to speak
and you just  cant
say the words
that you want to say.

When you want to speak
and nobody
just wanna hear you
out

When you have spoken
and nobody believes you,
and nobody listens to you,
and nobody understands  you,
and you feel you're oh so wrong,
and you feel you've done nothing right,
and you feel you're doomed,
and you just wanna shut up,
and you just wanna keep silent,
and you just wanna disappear,
and you just wanna give up,
and you just want everything to stop.

Gagged. Virtually
.

Getting Googley-goo!

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I am one untech woman....nope, not antique. 
Yes, you got that right, UNTECH.
As in not a techie.

In fact, I have just recently been acquainted to:
GOOGLE!
Seriously!
I mean, I do I have an existing and if I may say, 
active google account.
I use it to send & receive communications.
Just that. Plain and purely "that".
Until i got....

ANATOMIZED!














Thanks to Aileen Apolo-De Jesus 
for dissecting the whutnots & whutsits of Google!
And so WOW (Women on the Web) went on Google Anatomy Plunging.
Suddenly, I started to appreciate the G-world!
Gee, eto pala yun!
Awesome! Manul lang? heehee!
So now, I am...


GOOGLE-LIZED!


WOOOT! O, ha?!
Tenchu much to Kuya Avel & Ms. Chelle for making me
A part of the Google Business Group -Gensan
There's still so much to learn  in this new and wonderful world
of Techies, and I'm so excited to be

                       Going Googley-Goo!




Typo Error on ur Birth Certificates? No need to go to the courts!

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[REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10172]
AN ACT FURTHER AUTHORIZING THE CITY OR MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OR THE CONSUL GENERAL TO CORRECT CLERICAL OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS IN THE DAY AND MONTH IN THE DATE OF BIRTH OR SEX OF A PERSON APPEARING IN THE CIVIL REGISTER WITHOUT NEED OF A JUDICIAL ORDER, AMENDING FOR THIS PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NUMBERED NINETY FORTY-EIGHT


I was the happiest when my friend Phillip
shared this link with me. 
Finally!
The chance to correct the entry on my Birth Certificate.
Imagine, after giving birth to 3 wonderful kids, I was to learn in 2002
that i belong to the MALE Gender. 
Ugaling bakla lang po ako. Pero may Matris po ako!
This typographical error on my Birth Certificate prevented me in 
pursuing a chance for a greener pasture . 
And the process that one has to go through 
(read: publications, court hearings, lawyers fee, psychological exams, etc)
to have this mistake on this paper
they call "Legal Document" be corrected 
has further dimmed any
chance that I have in landing a good-paying-job abroad
 or even the far-fetched ambition of spending some leisure time somewhere outside 'Pinas.

But as my friend Phillip would say, there's always light at end of a tunnel.
So to all who share the same fate with me : 
wrong spelling ng pangalan mo, maling petsa ng kapanganakan mo,
mali ang naging  kasarian mo,
Here's our salvation!
Finally, magiging GURL na talaga ako sa mata ng batas!

ANG TANONG:
Kailan ba ito maipapatupad?
Section 7 of this Act states that this shall take effect 
fifteen (15) days after its publication in the Official Gazette 
or in at least 2 newspapers of General Circulation.
The last time I made an inquiry at the Local Civil Registrar, 
the officer informed me that the LCR Personnel are yet to undergo 
some seminar on how to go about this act.
Well, at least- ayan na oh!


Try Again!

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Okay!
So this is my second attempt at Blogging.
I hope I can get this engine
Running for a long time,
If not forevah.

I still haven't figured out
What particular topic 
I'll be scribbling about.
Basta
I wanna give blogging a second try.
And see if it works for me.

Its gonna be
Whatever.
Whenever.
Wherever!
Anything & everything under the sun.
Facts. Fiction. Fantasies.
Real. Reel. Surreal.
Whatever that tickles my fancy.
So good luck to meeh!