Hello everyone! MJ is back – but with a different last name! Since July 4th I’ve been legally known as Mary Jane Cabrera-Nombre. How’s that sound?! Tim and I finally got married last July 4th and I just want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for coming to our wedding. Our wedding wouldn’t have been complete without the support and love of our family and friends. And words cannot express the joy that we feel remembering that all the important people in our lives shared the beginning of our new life together.
I know some people are not really too happy about my “extra-curricular” activities this summer. They don’t approve of my traveling and the other stuffs I’m doing. But you know what, I don’t really care what they say (if you know me well enough then you must know that already.)
How are you my niche? It has been a while since the last time that I poured my heart out to you. Maybe I was just afraid that someone might be reading what I’m writing here. Someone who I don’t really want to know what I’m really feeling because I am not used to sharing my feelings with him or her.
The happiest people in the world are those who have a hard time recalling their worries..and an easy time remembering their blessings. Alin Austin
I had an awesome weekend! And this post is so late. LOL. Last Saturday August 15th was the first meet-up of the Iloilo Bloggers. We had lunch at Fort San Pedro and discussed the future of our group. We elected a new set of officers and planned for future events and meet-ups. Congrats to Claire – our new President! The lunch and meeting was fun because everyone really had the best sense of humor. You should hear Efren and Junelle laugh!
Calling all members of IloiloBloggers.com, we are having our very first meet-up this Saturday, August 15th so all members are invited to attend. We are having lunch at Fort San Pedro so please come on or before 12PM alright? Don’t worry about the tab because some members are going to take care of it but if you want to contribute you are very welcome to do so too. We will discuss the following agenda.
Last Friday, July 31st, I attended SM City Iloilo’s Free WiFi Launch with the Iloilo Bloggers and some of my blogger and VA friends. It was not as great as we expected because for one it didn’t start on time but still we managed to have fun and fulfill our duties as bloggers. We took photos and now I am writing my blog post. I met more members of the Iloilo Bloggers (it was really nice to finally meet Efren, Vincent Juanga and Vincent of ExploreAklan!) and saw some popular Pinoy billiard players too and an upcoming presidentiable (although he’s not part of the WiFi event). I thought the launch was for bloggers, forumers and IT people only but it actually was not. It was also for the Senior Citizens, the families of the OFWs, people from OWWA, and various IT organizations and students from the different schools here in Iloilo as well. Everyone received freebies from SM and their sponsors. Jonha, Monica and I also won a GC courtesy of Figaro from the raffle . A Lola Techie from the Senior Citizens organization won a Nokia Phone too! Congratulations to her!
NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory is sending a rover to Mars in 2011 so they’re inviting and encouraging everyone to participate by filling up a simple form with our names so we could have our names included on a microchip that will be in the rover. Isn’t it exciting? So even if we can’t go to Mars physically at least our names could get to go. So if you want you could join in the fun too!
I made this video a couple of weeks ago. Just want to share it with everyone.
Last Saturday, 23rd of May, I finally got the chance to go to Kabankalan. Tim’s hometown. I went there along with my little brother Rino John and Tim of course. I got to meet Tim’s parents for the 3rd time and his sisters the first time (except for Dainah because we met a couple of times in the past when she went here in Iloilo). We stayed there until the 26th so that’s about 4 days and 3 nights. I loved Kabankalan! Not only did Tim’s family and relatives welcome us at their homes but they also gave us a tour of the city. I didn’t know that they have a palace-like city hall. But you have to see it to believe it. It looks more expensive than our Capitol actually. Honest. And Kabankalan is a very clean city. They have clean streets. Yes I now Iloilo is also clean but Kabankalan’s cleaner. Maybe its because Kabankalan is still more rural than urban. Their cathedral is also a lovely structure. It won’t rival Jaro Cathedral but still it’s a beautiful place to worship the Lord. We heard Mass there last Sunday.
I just got home from the city after a day at the malls with Tim (who else?!) and I realized that I just had the best five days of my life so far. Let me tell you why. This blog post is just a summary of those 5 days because I will blog about them one by one in the next five days (get it?). That way I’ll have more topics to write about. LOL.