Sunday, March 2, 2014

A Lucky Day in SM Megamall

A lucky day for me I guess. Went to SM Megamall to unwind. Who'd have thought that there's a bag & shoes sale today. Got a new pair of World Balance shoes at very low price for the quality.


World Balance Shoe

The shoes look tough and were vulcanized on sides. It falls under the category Street Casual Collection of World Balance. But whatever they classify it the design's the one that really caught my attention. I went home happy.

A Shoe on World Balance's Street Casual Collection

Right after paying for the shoes I passed by a desk where buyers line up. There're waiting for their turn in liking five commercial Facebook pages. Doing so entitles you for a one raffle entry whose price is either a keychain or a bag. You choose from 1 to 8 and the item that corresponds to your number is the one you get. Also, they give you the price on the spot. Now, here's what I got:

Khumbmela Bag Won from a Raffle

Monday, November 11, 2013

John Carlo Tan of Tropang Kulit

It's John Carlo Tan playing around during the Tropang Kulit promotion of TV5 in SM San Lazaro.


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Angel Figurine


Saw this beautiful figurine of an angel displayed in Sagada Weaving. Below it is a message that says:

Death leaves a heartache
No one can heal,
Love leaves a memory
No one can steal.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Bokong Falls - Sagada

Bokong Falls in Sagada a.k.a. Small Falls
Bokong falls is the nearest falls you can visit while in Sagada. It is otherwise known as Small Falls. If you are curious, the bigger falls is in Bomod-ok.


A friend at Bokong Falls
I have included a friend in the picture so you can measure how big the falls is. :)


Children Playing around Bokong Falls
Bokong Falls is just walking distance from the town proper and you can arrive there in 20 minutes walking. If you have a rented vehicle, it can bring you nearer the place so you can just allot your energy trekking down to reach the falls... in just 5 minutes.


Front View of Bokong Falls
As you would expect, the water there is cold. Swimming is allowed. But to be safe, wear a life vest as the water is deep, in case you get cramps while diving/swimming.


View at the Top of Bokong Falls
When visiting the Small Falls, do not forget to climb on its top to get more scenery which is not visible when staying just in front of it.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Chapel inside ABS-CBN


This is a picture inside the chapel in the ABS-CBN compound. Went there while waiting for a friend's audition for Minute-to-win-it on a weekend.

Did not know before that there is a chapel inside ABS-CBN. Now we know.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Desiderata by Max Ehrmann

A poem written by Max Ehrmann in 1927, Desiderata is a Latin word meaning desired things.
Am putting this poem on this blog for easier reading.

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater
and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be critical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be careful. Strive to be happy. 

Friday, August 9, 2013

One Thing - Guitar Chords & Strumming Pattern


Soon playing my guitar again. One Thing by One Direction is just the right song to play as it has chords that I am already familiar with.

Based from the tutorial by Emil Remo, I put here the guitar chords of One Thing:


INTRO
D  A    D
//  ///    //

VERSE 1
D           A            D
//            ///           //
I've tried playing it cool

D                  A             G
//                   ///            //
But when I'm looking at you

G       A          Bm
//       ///          //
I can’t ever be brave

                   G            A      D
                   ///           /        /
'Cause you make my heart race

[Harry]
D            A           D
//            ///           //
Shot me out of the sky

D        A            G
//        ///            //
You're my kryptonite

G             A                Bm
//             ///              //
You keep making me weak

  G                      A      D
///                        /       /
Yeah, frozen and can't breathe

PRE-CHORUS
(8 strums each)

 G                                    D
Something’s gotta give now

                   Bm                            A  
'Cause I’m dying just to make you see

            G                                   D
That I need you here with me now

            G                    A    D
            ///                   /      /
'Cause you've got that one thing


CHORUS
(4 strums each)

     D           G         A                  D
So get out, get out, get out of my head

       Bm        G          A   D
And fall into my arms instead

D           G              A                Bm
I don't, I don't, don't know what it is

  G                   A     D
///                     /      /
But I need that one thing

  G                    A     D
///                      /      /
You've got that one thing


INTRO
D   A     D
//  ///    //


VERSE 2

D           A                D
Now I'm climbing the walls

D                  A           G
But you don't notice at all

G                    A            Bm
That I'm going out of my mind

  G              A     D
///                /      /
All day and all night

PRE-CHORUS
(8 strums each)

G                                    D
Something’s gotta give now

                  Bm                             A
'Cause I'm dying just to know your name

          G                                 D
And I need you here with me now

            G                    A     D
            ///                   /      /
'Cause you've got that one thing

CHORUS
(4 strums each)

     D           G         A                 D
So get out, get out, get out of my head

       Bm       G          A   D
And fall into my arms instead

D           G              A                Bm
I don't, I don't, don't know what it is

 G                    A     D
///                     /      /
But I need that one thing


     D           G         A                  D
So get out, get out, get out of my mind

       Bm         G              A   D
And come on, come into my life

D           G              A                 Bm
I don't, I don't, don't know what it is

      G              A     D
      ///              /      /
But I need that one thing

  G                   A     D
///                     /      /
You've got that one thing


BRIDGE
(1 strum for each)
G                  Bm
Woah-oh-oh-oh

D                  A
Woah-oh-oh-oh

G                  Bm
Woah-oh-oh-oh

[Harry]
D                     A    D
///                     /     /
You've got that one thing

(1 strum for each)
[Liam]
D           G               A            D
Get out, get out, get out of my head

       Bm      G           A   D
And fall into my arms instead

CHORUS
(4 strums each)

     D           G              A             D
So get out, get out, get out of my head

       Bm        G           A   D
And fall into my arms instead

D             G            A                 Bm
I don't, I don't, don't know what it is

      G              A     D
      ///              /      /
But I need that one thing


     D               G           A            D
So get out, get out, get out of my mind

        Bm          G            A   D
And come on, come into my life

D             G             A                Bm
I don't, I don't, don't know what it is

      G              A     D
      ///              /      /
But I need that one thing

  G                  A     D
///                    /      /
You've got that one thing


That's all folks! :)