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After 9 Years – We're Engaged!

Sharing these great news to the world! After 9 years of being friends and boyfriend girlfriend – Tim and I finally got engaged last Saturday, May 19th. It was a wonderful night, had an intimate dinner with family and friends. My relatives got to meet Tim’s parents and relatives. I can’t believe we’re finally getting married! :D

American Contemporary Ballet Company to Visit Iloilo Today!

U.S. Embassy Manila and the Cultural Center of the Philippines are proud to announce the visit of an American contemporary ballet company, Trey McIntyre Project, to the Philippines. The group will work collaboratively with the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Dance Group and conduct master classes in ballet, modern dance and technical direction in Manila and Iloilo City during a ten-day visit to the Philippines.

Davao Food Appreciation Tour 2012

Tomorrow I am going back to Davao for the third time, and this time it will be for the Davao Food Appreciation Tour (DFAT) 2012! And what’s better? I’m going to experience it with Tim! I had a taste of some of the delicious food offered by Davao last February when I went there for an exclusive tour with no other than Ms. Ria Jose of

Yoga Tips

It’s been a while since I shared something about my yoga practice. But in my pursuit of living a truly healthy lifestyle has not stopped. I will never give up yoga because it is now a part of my life. And it has made my life profoundly joyful and peaceful. I recently started going to the gym and working out. Add working out at the gym to your yoga practice and it’s a perfect combination! So today I would like to share some tips that would apply to all yoga poses. These tips I’ve learned from doing yoga, my yoga instructor, readings, and through practicing as well. I’ll provide some advice on form and these will maximize the benefits of your practice sessions. Move into the poses slowly and deliberately. And don’t forget to breathe!

Katagman Festival 2012

Katagman Festival is here once again! The people of Oton are celebrating it with more fun activities this year and we’re so excited to not just witness but also join as well. Katagman Festival 2012 is where we Ogtonganons show our pride in promoting our rich culture and history through various events. Special thanks to Councilor Migs Flores for providing us all with this schedule.

On Breathing and Visualization

Wow! I can’t believe so many things has happened since my last blog post! Some of them are: I am now a proud college graduate(!), I have travelled to a number of new places like Punta Bulata in Negros Occidental and some out of the way places in Capiz, met lots of new friends, experienced huge career growth, made major decisions in my love life(I’m engaged!), and a lot more!

Truth is, I still have a lot of blog backlogs. But like I said, I will be tackling them all slowly but surely.

Ferns Tosco Live at Kanta Pilipinas Iloilo Auditions

I finally have an acceptable video of Ferns Tosco singing “Island Called Boracay” live! Here she is at her final audition for Kanta Pilipinas, TV 5′s upcoming musical reality search. I seldom watch tv, much less reality shows, but if Ferns gets to be one of the final contestants of this show, I will definitely watch it everyday! Even join the voting process!

For My Workaholic Friends: Leave Your Job at Work

Take control of your life and your time. Your time should not be ruled by the large corporations that you work for. You should have the basic right to live your own lives, on your own time! Create your own inner law – and then follow it.

“America in 3D” Travels to Iloilo City

America in 3D, a road show by the U.S. Embassy in Manila highlighting “Diplomacy, Development and Defense,” is currently taking place at SM City Iloilo until tomorrow March 4. All of the activities and presentations during this three day event are open to the public and free of charge.

Realizations from the Visayan Conference on Mining and the Ecology

Last Saturday, February 25th, we attended the Visayan Conference on Mining and the Ecology. We learned so many things about the current issues our country is facing when it comes to taking care of our environment and more importantly the major issue of mining and its negative effects.

The Virtues of Assertiveness and Tact

The two virtues of assertiveness and tact complement one another and, when practiced, can make your personal life much easier. Assertiveness means saying what you think and how you feel, and tact means saying these things in a gentle, nonoffensive way. People usually get into more trouble in relationships by not being direct or by being tactless and hurting other people’s feelings.