WordCamp Philippines

Hulyo 23, 2008

WordCamp is in the Philippines this year! I am looking forward to September 6 when Filipino WordPress users and developers gather together for a day of learning, fun activities and meeting new friends. WordCamp Philippines 2008 is the very first in the country and in Southeast Asia, made possible through the initiative of Mindanao Bloggers.

WordCamp Philippines 2008 is made possible through the help of the following sponsors:

(this post is ripped from my other blog)

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Kalayaan

Hunyo 12, 2008

Maligayang ika-110 Araw ng Kalayaan sa lahat ng Pilipino. Saang dako ka man naroroon, saludo sa iyo ang mundo. Ipagbunyi ang iyong kalayaan! Nawa’y patuloy mong pangalaan ang kalayaang ipinaglaban ng iyong mga ninuno at patuloy na makibaka para sa iyong dakilang bayan.

Laging taas-noo. Dahil ikaw ay malayang Pilipino.

(Larawang may kahalintulad na paksa)


May Day

Mayo 7, 2008

The first day of May is a very important date for workers worldwide when labor movements celebrate their social and economic achievements. In the Philippines, May 1 usually marks a new battle for labor groups and advocates as they strive to fight for better or higher wages for workers. As long as I can remember (since I moved to Manila in college) the common scene at this time of the year are rallies in Maynila, specifically in Mendiola and near Malacañan Palace. But this post is not about Labor Day or wage hikes.  I leave the discussion of these topics to the experts.

I wait for a different ‘event’ in May. I’m a probinsyana, a girl from the countryside. I grew up running along cornfields, chasing chickens, walking between paddy fields and watching rice stalks gracefully dancing to the music of the provincial breeze, climbing guava trees, collecting sticky sap from the trunk of jackfruit trees and use it to catch dragonflies and butterflies in the field (hell! I didn’t even know the existence of the net!).

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WPP Gives Back

Abril 23, 2008

WordPress Pinoys is holding a competition open to WPP members called “WPP Gives Back Contest.” Parang sa American Idol `to, promise! WPP is encouraging WordPress.com bloggers to join and get the chance to win FREE domain name and hosting for a year! `Di ba exciting? 🙂

Click here to learn more.

This contest is made possible through the goodness of the following:
Make Money Online
annie_thejourney
mitchteryosa
iris
siopao

Hey, WPP members, join na tayo dito!


Avilon, the Second Time Around

Abril 6, 2008

The first time I visited Avilon Zoo a couple of years back, I really loved the experience!

Welcome to Avilon Zoo

Yesterday (April 5), together with some friends from work, I spent a whole day at Avilon Zoo for the second time, and boy, I had a wonderful time! As they say, the second time is always sweeter, well in this case, much, much better than the first since a lot of improvement had been done by the administration of the zoological park (and still doing more until now, kudos to them).

Unlike my first visit, our small group didn’t hire a tour guide. Since I’ve been there before, maybe I’ll just be the tour guide (minus the explanation about the animals, of course! 😀 ). Avilon Zoo is a seven hectare park and it’s fun to get lost at such a big place when you’re with carefree, good-tempered people. Nobody complained about all the walking, the heat or to those who arrived a little late. All of us just had fun! And I’d like to share just how much fun we had.

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2008 Philippine Blog Awards

Enero 14, 2008

It’s coming!

The second Philippine Blog Awards.

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Click here for more details.


Pahabol – A Post-Holiday Entry

Enero 9, 2008
I never got around to posting any holiday entry last month, so I’m doing it now. Better late than never `di ba? 😀
The Holiday Season, straight from my cellphone’s camera:
Side stories:
A: Christmas tree at the reception area of our office-the very first Christmas picture I took last year (around November).
B: By the elevators at the lobby of our office building. Took this picture while waiting for my other officemates to come down.
C: A kiosk that sells Christmas lanterns from Pampanga.
D: The other side of the kiosk.

E: Hanging Christmas wreaths at a mall, which I pass by everyday on weekdays. View from the ground floor.

F: “Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!” Electronic-operated decors that give snow effect on (artificial) Christmas trees.

G: View from the top. See the giant golden snowflakes?

H: 2007’s giant Christmas tree in Cubao (Araneta Center). That’s how it looks at daytime.

I: Well-lit giant Christmas tree at night. Took the picture while stuck in traffic. D

J: GMA Network’s Christmas tree. Again, a shot taken from the window of a vehicle. The diver had to stop in Kamuning–at the MMDA office (figure out why he, the driver, had to do that. Hehehe)

K: My nephew, hugging a Php2, 500-worth giant balloon Santa.

L: Christmas wreath on our door. Thanks to the sales clerk who helped us put it together!

M: Our humble tree, which perfectly fit the corner of our little house.

N: New Year’s Eve; fireworks starting to light up the streets in our neighborhood.

O: Another New Year’s Eve snap.

P: New Year won’t be complete without fireworks ablaze in the sky.

I hope you had a joyful Christmas and may this year be good to us all. Cheers!