Friday, October 31, 2014

This is a late post. I dunno…. Maybe I still think that blogging is more of a diary, a web log than something like a TV commercial. Maybe because I don’t have the feel of promoting hotels, food, establishments - but what the heck. Times have changed.

Ok, it was almost 7PM when me and my friends arrived on SM Aura @ Bonifacio Global in Taguig so I guess the fun was almost over. No more loot bags hahaha! Most of the early birds have already grabbed them by that time.

Manila Chinese Cemetery... It's not just a cemetery, its history. (Part 3)

Maybe you're wondering why the Chinese placed those colored paper and those delicious foods on the grave of their departed - Oh come on, that's not just about decorations and it's not just about being festive.

When we were there last week, I already saw a lot of Chinese families placing food and colored papers on top of the tombs. According to their customs, traditions and beliefs - the colored paper represents roof tiles. They believe that the tomb is a metaphor of a house and the tombstones are the doorways.

Manila Chinese Cemetery... It's not just a cemetery, its history. (Part 2)

Looking at these different Chinese graves and mausoleum, one can just marvel on the different architectural structures, from this old “turtle shape grave,” to some classical pagodas, art decos and some modern ones.

Speaking of these turtle shape graves (AKA Turtle-back tombs or turtle shell tombs), the main purpose of the horseshoe-shaped shaped ridge surrounding the tomb is to substitute for a range of a hill ridge which, according to the principles of Feng Shui, needs to protect the grave from the "noxious winds" from the three.  Also, turtles are known to have long life, therefore a turtle-shaped grave brings long life to the surviving dependents. Turtles also symbolize the universe in Chinese mythology.

Manila Chinese Cemetery... It's not just a cemetery, its history. (Part 1)

Last week I got to tour 3 of the famous cemeteries here in Manila: The Manila Chinese Cemetery, Manila North Cemetery and La Loma Catholic Cemetery. [ A special thanks to Mr. Rence Chan and his Walk With Chan's Spooktacular Tour. ]

Ok... so I begin with the Manila Chinese Cemetery. 

Chinese cemetery, Now maybe you're wondering why a separate cemetery for the Chinese? 

The 54-hectare cemetery was created in 1879 as a burial site for Chinese citizens that were denied burial on cemeteries run by the Roman Catholics during the Spanish period. If you will remember your Noli Mi Tángere, there was this scene where Father Damaso ordered Don Rafael Ibarra's corpse be moved to the Chinese cemetery, Right?

Friday, October 24, 2014

Los Banos Blues

Last October 12, I accompanied my friend to Los Banos, Laguna to see a garden show. Ok, now to tell you the truth, this is my first time I visited UP Los Banos, so I guess I was a little bit excited about the trip, and second... last time that I went to Cavinti, Laguna, I wasn't able to buy a box of Laguna's famous buko pie, so I was thinking that since I'm already here in Laguna, maybe I can buy one.

Speaking of buko pie, a lot of people seem to wonder why the sudden rise of price? It was only P160.00 per box, but now it is almost P200.00. Wow!


Sunday, October 19, 2014

AgriLink 2014 - The event for your agri needs.

They say that this event is one of those who really fill up the whole World Trade Center here in Manila, and by the looks of it – that might be true.  Last October 9,  I went to see what’s happening in AgriLink 2014.

AgriLink is an agricultural fair, which focuses on what’s new in the agriculture, fish and food industry. It showcases the newest and what’s trending in animal breeding, machinery and equipment, animal health and nutrition, aquaculture, grains, organic farming, horticulture, among others.

AgriLink is organized by the Foundation for Resource Linkage & Development, annually in October. From its first show in 1994, it is quickly bacame the Philippine's largest annual international agribusiness event, attracting hundreds of exhibitors and the highest number of visitors. A good number of foreign or international companies from France, China, Korea, USA, Germany, Thailand, Netherlands and other Asian countries were among the exhibitors.

For more pictures of the event...

In the Philippines, election is such a laugh.

You already know about the game "Dumb Ways to Die" huh? Well, this is a new version. It is a parody created by Metro Trains Australia. Philippine election parody... hmm, well what can I say? The whole Philippine election is a big parody anyway.

2016 is coming so prepare to see old and new clowns doing the same old boring routine. 

Doggie Pictures

Some doggie pictures that I found on the Internet.

Boston Flowers

Angry Pup

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Shoot 'em! Kill 'em ALL! [@ Outbreak Assault]

It started as a Facebook dare, which ended in one of my awesome experience to date!

It wasn’t even planned, but I guess it has something to do with this so-called “macho thing” hehehe! Anyway, so I purchased two bookings for me and my good friend Mr. Dennis Dy Ko.

So off we went to attend this “Outbreak Assault.” I really don’t know what to expect. Maybe because I’m fat and I can’t run that fast. OH MY!!! THE ZOMBIES GONNA EAT ME!!!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Collecticon 2014 - Got a little bored when I was there last time.

Frankly, I got a little bored at Collecticon 2014. *sigh* They used to have this event on Robinson's Place Ermita, so I was wondering why are they having it now here in SM Megamall? (Someone suggested it has something to do with a mooncake festival). 

Anyway, I paid P100.00 for the entrance, and... 
Ok,  maybe I'm not more into Gundam model kits and I didn't find any ToyBiz 1/6 Gandalf figure (bummer!). It is not as big as those other toys and collection conventions, so why should I expect too much?

They seem to be promoting Doraemon. Yup, they got a Doraemon collection booth, which is almost facing the entrance. There was also a contest (I think) of building a Gundam model and some lectures on how to paint your Gundam model. Cosplayers, comics artists, pre-painted figures and 1/6 figure conversions, kits, spare parts…

Ok, I got some pictures of the event so just check it out yourself.

Saturday, October 4, 2014


So you thought that October is just all about beer huh? By virtue of Proclamation No. 798, s. 1991, all museums and galleries here in the Philippines will be doing a lot of activities to promote heritage, and promote a climate of free artistic and intellectual expression.

Museums, galleries? Is that boring?

No, and as a matter of fact, I will give you the list of museum “where to go” here in Manila area. In fact, there are a lot of museums and galleries here around Metro Manila in which you might even never heard of.  Some of these museums are free and others require you to pay an entrance fee.

"Before There's a "WE" There's a "ME" - A small book about self-love.

First of all I will be a little bit honest about this. I am an atheist, and frankly, it will be quite a challenge for me to do a review on Ms. Ilsa B. Reyes book. Reviews must be honest and nothing will be more honest than an atheist reviewing a devotional book about God. So, I hope I will do justice to this book and to Ms. Reyes. Now this will be a unique experience for me and for Ms. Reyes. It's my first time as an atheist to review a book about God and I think Ms. Ilsa will have the same experience reading a review from a man who don't believe in God.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

FREE Orchid Laboratory Basic Seminar and Workshop

FREE Orchid Laboratory Basic Seminar and Workshop

Date:Date: October 12, 2014 (Sunday)

Time:Time: 8:00am to 5:00PM

Venue: Philippine Horticultural Society office - Quezon Memorial Circle

Contact : Ms. Angel -219-4395/ 0916-2299273
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