Wednesday, November 13, 2013

An Appeal for HELP!

My country was devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda last November 8, 2013. It pummeled the Visayas area in central Philippines. See map for affected areas.


I live in Iloilo City. It's on Panay Island, northwest area of the map. Though the city suffered minor damage, the north area of the island was severely affected. People lost their sources of livelihood, homes and even loved ones. 

See Also: NO SPOTLIGHT ON ILOILO, BUT TRAGEDY AS STAGERRING

PLEASE HELP the northern towns of ILOILO province. Particularly the towns of Estancia, Balasan, Carles, San Dionisio, Sara, Concepcion, Batad, Barotac Viejo and Ajuy. Most of these coastal towns lay in utter destruction. To help Iloilo directly, you can make cash deposit donations to:
  • Name of Bank: Land Bank of the Philippines (Iloilo Iznart Branch)
  • Account Name: Province of Iloilo
  • Account Number: 0032 - 1537 - 98
  • Swift Code: TLBPPHMMXXX

With Governor Art Defensor at the helm of the Iloilo Provincial Government, rest assured that your donations will be duly acknowledged, accounted for and most importantly will be used for relief goods for victims of Typhoon Yolanda. 

Please email your bank receipts to art_defensor@yahoo.com and CC: voncpucl@yahoo.com. Or you may fax it to (033) 3371739 or (033) 3368151, so that your donations can be duly acknowledged.


Many organizations are also arranging teams to help survivors get access to food, clean water, clothing and temporary shelter. You can also make online donations to:


I appeal to your kind heart and compassion to help our affected brothers and sisters survive the next few weeks. Thank you for your generosity!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Captured Moments of August 2013 - Part 2

This is a continuation of my previous blog post. You can go back to Part 1. Just click HERE.

16. Cooking.. happy bday spaghetti for the kids

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Captured Moments of August 2013 - Part 1

I went through the whole nine yards just to put out this album. And I say: Touchdown! I actually did it! Hahaha! Forgive the football lingo. I am not an authority of that sport. I don't even understand the game. My only hint of interest is finding out who will perform during the Super Bowl Halftime. (Bruno Mars for this season. Yay!)

Going back: What am I talking about? It's about Photo A Day. It was started in January 2012 by Chantelle of FatMumSlim.au Every month she creates a unique list of daily prompts and people all over the world take a daily photo, using the list as inspiration. And you can share where ever you please, Facebook and Instagram being popular choices.
What is the point of this exercise? F-U-N. The stop-and-smell-the-roses kind of fun. Anything is almost possible. If you put your mind - especially your heart - into it.
Is it life changing? NO, if you want it in the earth-shattering way. YES, if you believe that little smiles can change the color of your world.
Any rewards for this exercise? Yes. The likes from friends and strangers around the world. Even if some are probably on autobot. Appreciation always feels good. Especially when one has to exert extra effort for creativity! Hahaha.
So scroll down. Make usioso. Now na! :-D

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Have A Great Day!

Accidental hiring. That's what happened to me five months ago. I got called for initial interview, passed the exams, hurdled the final screening and found myself with a job. In a business processes outsourcing company  otherwise known as a call center. The reasons that I accepted this particular offer was:
  1. it was for a pioneer account 
  2. the training manager promised that it is a difficult account 
  3. tedium can generate a craving for extreme challenges
  4. I rather like their office building
The starting pay was industry standard; just enough to keep you going. But since it was not really my main motivation, I will not elaborate. Lol. But I love the company. How it takes care of its people and at the same time, satisfying the stringent demands of the client. I was happy to build another career. If I can survive my own personal challenges.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

To Capture A Moment


Yes Virginia. There is more to our trigger happy lives 
than the jumpshots and selfies posted across the social media universe.


First time I came across FMSPhotoaday, I was fascinated! Kudos to Chantelle for her wonderful creation. It brought a semblance of order to photo-taking fun and creativity.

My first try in joining the challenge was November 2012. I was good for 4 days straight. Then my schedule unraveled and I totally missed out on the noble mission. There were sporadic hits in between but inconsistency was trying to occupy my time so.. This is my nth attempt to make photoaday a daily ritual. I even upped the ante by posting it in this blog to document my progress. So wish me safe journey fellow explorers!

Or better yet, join the fun HERE! Then follow me on Instagram. Of course I'll follow you back! :-)


aug1. Something beginning with  N - NIFTY.
3D preschool art by kiki




Monday, March 11, 2013

Aimez La Vie!

It's been quite a while. More or less 10 months to date. Since I last posted in this blog. I don't have any solid excuse. Except for lack of inspiration.

Yes, it does happen to the best of us. (Us being haphazard hobby writers posing as struggling wanna-be bloggers. Me being the perfect example! ) Grief numbed my senses. Losing people I love threw me off tangent. And my creativity was tinted in overcast gray.

So time passed. It healed the pain of loss. Coupled with reflection and discernment, color slowly seeped back into my life again. For every crisis or challenge, I now see it as a blessing. When something ends, I hope for new beginnings. And when I see sunrise, I thank the Lord for another day. Aimez la vie. C'est le seul que vous avez! Choz.

Wala lang. Birthday ko bwas. I felt the need to make a statement. Hahaha! Mwah!

Family. Love.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Who Run The World?

MOMS !!!


No wonder they were quiet! At best, busy was the word. With Nana as the artist, Kiki was the delivery girl and RG as the kiss-o-gram guy. Hahaha! But in truth, I was teary-eyed..

It is the simplest of expressions that conveys the enormity of our children's love. Agree? And yes, we run their world. With sleepless nights and endless love.

So buckle up moms! It is our day. Go hug your kids, and your mom too! Happy Mother's Day y'all!  :-)