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I keep on insisting.

You’re still my friend.

Situation says it’s not.

But i keep on insisting.

You’re my friend.

Friends for what?

Friends in words?

You lied a lot of times

You say things behind my back.

But i forget.

I forgive.

Because i know you’re a friend.

Friends in good times, not otherwise?

Why do i keep on insisting that you’re still my friend?

Because i got used to it?

Not because i feel,

Not because i know,

Maybe i just got used to it

Calling you friend

But i don’t know if you really consider me as your friend

I don’t feel it.

The friendship should be deeper by now.

Friends for years.

But i don’t feel the it.

Do i need space?

Do i need to stop calling you friend?

Should i consider this friendship withered?

Hopeful still but…


Where will this lead me?

More Hurt?

More Thinking?

More wasted Time?

Useless ?

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Proclamation No. 455, s. 2012







WHEREAS, Republic Act No 9177 declared Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan) as a regular holiday throughout the country;

WHEREAS, Eid’l Fitr is celebrated by the Muslim World for three (3) days after the end of the month of fasting;

WHEREAS, to promote cultural understanding and integration, the entire Filipino nation should have the full opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in the observance and celebration of Eid’l Fitr;and

WHEREAS, in order to bring the religious and cultural significance of the Eid’l Fitr to the fore of national consciousness, it is necessary to declare Monday, 20 August 2012, as a regular holiday throughout the country.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Monday. 20 August 2012, as a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan).

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

Done in the City of Manila, this 13th day of August, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Twelve.


By the President:
Executive Secretary

very informative facts about tortilla

Foodimentary - National Food Holidays

Five Facts about Tortilla Chips

1. Most tortilla chips are triangular shaped because they are cut from round tortilla.

2. In Mexico, Tortilla Chips are called tostados, toasted chipsOutside of North America they are called “corn chips”

3. Doritos brand is the first toasted tortilla chip launched nationally in the U.S.(1966)

4. Tortilla chips are considered the most fattening item sold in Mexican restaurants with as much as 2 grams of fat per chip.

5. Nachos, chips topped with a variation of shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream, etc., are said to be created by Ignacia Anaya in 1943, account for 30% of all restaurant tortilla chips

Daily Quote:

“Why is it so hard to find an exercise bike with a basket for my tortilla chips?“~Roseanne Barr

Events of February 24

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3rd Philippine International PyroMusical Competition

The 3rd Philippine International PyroMusical Competition – 25 Feb 2012

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11 Feb 2012 – South Korea and Malta
18 Feb 2012 – United Kingdom and Spain
25 Feb 2012 – Finland and Portugal
03 Mar 2012 – China and The Netherlands
10 Mar 2012 – Australia and Canada
17 Mar 2012 – Italy and Philippines

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2012 Philippine Hoildays


WHEREAS, Republic Act (RA) No. 9492, dated July 24, 2007, amended Section 26, Chapter 7, Book I of Executive Order (EO) No. 292, also known as the Administrative Code of 1987, by declaring certain days (specific or movable) as special or regular holidays;
WHEREAS, RA No. 9492 provides that holidays, except those which are religious in nature, are moved to the nearest Monday unless otherwise modified by law, order or proclamation;
WHEREAS, RA No. 9849 provides that the Eidul Adha shall be celebrated as a national holiday;
WHEREAS, the EDSA People Power Revolution, which restored and ushered political, social and economic reforms in the country, serves as an inspiration to Filipinos everywhere as a nation and as a people;
WHEREAS, on January 23, 2012, the Chinese nationals all over the world will celebrate Spring Festival, popularly known as the Chinese New Year, which is one of the most revered and festive events celebrated not only in China but also in the Philippines by both Chinese Filipinos and ordinary Filipinos as well; and the joint celebration is a manifestation of our solidarity with our Chinese Filipino brethren who have been part of our lives in many respects as a country and as a people; 23 January 2012 may be declared as a special (non-working) day without detriment to public interest;
WHEREAS, Friday, 2 November 2012, falling between Thursday, 1 November 2012 (All Saints Day) and Saturday, has been traditionally declared a special (non-working) day throughout the country;
WHEREAS, to give full opportunity to our people to properly observe All Saints Day with all its religious fervor which invariably requires them to travel to and from different regions in the country, Friday, 2 November 2012, may be declared as a special (non-working) day without detriment to public interest;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution as President of the Philippines, do hereby declare:
SECTION 1. The following regular holidays and special days for the year 2012 shall be observed in the country:

A. Regular Holidays
New Year’s Day
Maundy Thursday
Good Friday
Araw ng Kagitingan January 1 (Sunday)
April 5
April 6
April 9 (Monday)
Labor Day
Independence Day
National Heroes Day
Bonifacio Day
Christmas Day
Rizal Day May 1 (Tuesday)
June 12 (Tuesday)
August 27 (Last Monday of August)
November 30 (Friday)
December 25 (Tuesday)
December 30 (Sunday)
B. Special (Non-Working) Days
Chinese New Year
Ninoy Aquino Day
All Saints Day
Additional special (non-working) day
Last Day of the Year January 23 (Monday)
August 21 (Tuesday)
November 1 (Thursday)
November 2 (Friday)
December 31 (Monday
C. Special Holiday (for all schools)
EDSA Revolution Anniversary
February 25 (Saturday)

SECTION 2. The proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha shall hereafter be issued after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient. To this end, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) shall inform the Office of the President on which day the holiday shall fall.
SECTION 3. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) shall promulgate the implementing guidelines for this Proclamation.
SECTION 4. This Proclamation shall take effect immediately.
SECTION 5. This Proclamation shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of thePhilippines to be affixed.
Done in the City ofManila, this 24th day of November in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Eleven.

By the President:
Executive Secretary

Things to do or Places to Visit on Weekends (aside from Malling)

From Monday to Friday, more than 8 hours in a day, I am in a mall. Why? It’s not that i’m a mall addict or a shopaholic but because my office is located inside a mall.

My working time usually ends at dawn of  Saturday so it is expected that i’m asleep the whole Saturday except if there’s really some important occasions to attend.

It’s now past 4am and i’m still trying to catch some sleep but to no avail, so i’m thinking of other things to do aside from going to the mall on a Sunday.

I’ll start within Metro Manila:

1.Luneta –  Luneta is very near my area that’s why this is my first choice. You can do brisk walking, you can visit Manila Ocean Park if you have extra money for it. If you don’t have enough resources, you can just stroll around and enjoy the dancing fountain, the view, and/or wait for the wonderful sunset of Manila Bay(priceless). You can also practice your photography skills and take pictures of people,scenes and sites.

Museong Pambata is also located near Luneta park which is a good place for kids to visit.

2. Baywalk – It’s also in Manila, if you want the calming effect of the sea, this is where you should go (especially late afternoon). You may go to Malate Church first to attend mass,then when it’s time for you to catch the sunset you can immediately go near the bayside and enjoy the scenery. You can also do fishing if you like, just bring your own fishing rod.

3. PICC – You can watch play if you like. You can be a child again and go to Star City. If  the budget is tight,just do other things: You can rent a bike and go biking for several hours; You can also go jogging and  walking; and You can also eat at several restaurants located within the area.

4.Breakwater-Breakwater is also a good place to visit when you want to de-stress or just want to go out of your ordinary  routine. It’s still within Manila, near sofitel. I miss the barbeque and hotdog being sold here by  vendors who also sells dried pusit. You can smell the yummy aroma of the dried pusit when you visit the place. But i’m allergic to pusit so i keep on smelling the yummy taste of  it.

If you’re craving for a good tasting dimsum, you can visit Gloria Maris which  is also located within the breakwater area

4. Fort Santiago and Intramuros – This is where iusually  go if i want to take shots of places, buildings, stones, flowers or even people. Actually about everything that interests me. This place is special because you can create a nostalgic effect done in modern times. You can create different stories through the pictures that you make.

5. Binondo – I love to go to Binondo  to search for a new kind of Chinese food. Not necessarily those served from expensive restaurants. There are areas in Binondo that needs to be discovered and explored. When Chris and I goes there,we just experiment and try, that’s how we discover what tastes good and what’s not. Kim hiong is good especially the beef and shrimp fried noodle. Try it!

6. Go out of town (Tagaytay,Laguna, Baguio,Subic,etc…)

          THINGS TO DO:

7. Enroll in a computer class and start your own work at home career.

8. Experiment a dish or two found through TV or Magazine.

9. Finish one good book.

10. Pray and Meditate. Go to  church.

11. Play with your kids. Spend Quality time by playing or watch movies with while eating pizza delivered to your home.

12. Segregate things. Check clothes that are ready for disposable and other things that needs to be given to other people. You were able to provide help to other people at the same time you have  saved yourself some space in your house too.

13. Plan your finances. If you’re in a big financial trouble, now is the best time to control your expenditures, bury you credit cards, stick to a budget and of course, you have to follow that budget.

I will stop here and maybe if i have some more inputs, I will continue the list some other time. If you have some ideas please feel free to comment and add.