Saturday, December 31

Join “Pimp My Cube Contest”

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Contest Factory for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Do you feel that you have the worst workplace ever? Do you envy your friends for having wonderful and lovely offices? Are there clutters and mess all over your area? Have you thought of changing every single thing in your office to make it friendlier and better for a workaholic like you? If yes, then Pimp My Cube Contest could be perfect for you. 

Everyone is invited to join a brand new contest offered by Contest Factory - Pimp My Cube Contest. One lucky winner will be chosen for a grand prize of an instant makeover for his or her cubicle. You can become this lucky individual by simply uploading a video of your pathetic and messy workplace. Prepare a clip showing your worst office as you discuss the details of why you think it is horrible. Once you are done with this step, you can upload the video on Contest Factory and proceed to inviting your friends or coworkers to vote for your entry. Here is an example entry:


The grand prize is an instant cubicle makeover or upgrade which is approximately $1,200 worth. Below are the top three items that you could receive:
New  high end computer system
New Desk, Chair and Decorations
New Entertainment Package with high end stereo, espresso machine etc

The winner will be chosen by the Contest Factory judges. The criteria for judging include the number of votes received by the entry, the best video (most dreadful or horrible office) and the compelling story. If you want to grab the grand prize, then you better start filming your office and sharing your story about it.

There will be a minor prize of $200 gift card for one lucky contestant. Winner will be identified through a random drawing at the end of the contest period which will be on January 21, 2012 at 12:00PM. What are you waiting for? Join Pimp My Cube Contest and win exciting prizes!

Friday, December 30

Special Thanks to A Blogger Friend

I would like to make a gratitude post for ate Krizza of Life's Tips and Tricks and Home Sweet Home for everything she has done for me and The Coffee Chic.

Who would have thought that I will be able to meet new friends in the blogosphere after I decided to be back in blogging last October 2011? Everything went well for my nth come back. But every single thing became better when I met the great bloggers namely ate Krizza, ate Rovie, ate KM, ate Lainy and ate Rona. These bloggers shared their precious time with me and they have proven that blogging is not simply writing posts but most importantly, creating great bonds across the web. We may come from different places yet we are still  greatly connected because of our blogs. And for this, I am truly grateful.

Okay, back to the star of this post... Once again, I want to thank ate Krizza for sending me a special LBC package. It has been ages since I last received something like this. So, imagine the look on my face when she informed me about the Christmas gift she sent.


Below are the items I got from her! She knows perfectly that I'm in love with the color green which made me feel happier. All these things are fresh from Cambodia where she works. Can you imagine how generous and thoughtful ate Kriz is?


My most favorite gift of all is the greeting card. Finally, I have seen how her penmanship looks like.


Thank you so much ate Kriz for these things! I can't believe I got a special gift from someone I just met on the internet. You have no idea how much you made me feel happy. :) 


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Wednesday, December 28

Conzace Viral Smackdown: New Facebook Game

After having a long-week vacation at my mother's hometown, I am glad that I'm finally back and able to access the internet. For the past six days, I had a limited internet connection preventing me to get all the updates on my online accounts. So when I returned back in the city this afternoon, the first thing I did was to check my FB account. As I was browsing for the latest things on the site, I came across a new Facebook app that caught my attention. It's a brand new game called "Conzace Viral Smackdown.


I find this game really interesting. It is completely unique and different from all the other Facebook applications I have used before. Since it is an augmented reality game, Conzace Viral Smackdown requires great interaction between the player and the viruses that need to be smashed. In fact, webcam is required before one could play this game. The app is extremely addictive especially that I am the kind of player who wants to get the top scores of every game all the time. It took me almost two hours before I decided to stop playing the game!

The goal of Conzace Viral Smackdown is to smash and kick all the yellow and red viruses to earn more points while all the green germs should be avoided. There are only three levels that need to be completed.

Level 1 Swat the yellow microbes - Defeat all the microbes by touching them using your hand. This is the easiest level of all. For every one microbe hit, the player will earn two points. The bonus given after completing this level is 20 points.


Level 2 Dodge the green germs - This time, there are two organisms needed to be dealt with. One yellow microbe still offers two points when it is hit. However, the green germs should be avoided for each costs a deduction of two points. Upon completion of this level, the player will receive 30 points.


Level 3 Kick the red viruses - This is the most exciting level of all! With the coming of the red viruses, which cost five points each, the level becomes more interesting. This is the right time to gain more points. The player will earn 50 points when the level is completed.


Try to play the game and experience adrenaline rush as you start to fight all the viruses and germs!  Playing Conzace Viral Smackdown is truly enjoyable. It is starting to become popular because of its easy and exciting interface. I'd love to play this game with my boyfriend and friends. I can't wait to compete with them and see who gets the best score! Aside from having fun, we might also get a chance to win exciting prizes from Conzace.

Anyway, here are the top two scores I've earned! I will be playing again tomorrow with the goal of being part of the top 10 players and be listed on the leader board. This app also allows players to share their scores on Twitter and Facebook.


If you enjoy reality games, then Conzace Viral Smackdown is perfect for you. Here is the complete link for the app: http://www.facebook.com/conzace?sk=app_331259760233076

The full mechanics of the game:

1. The Viral Smackdown game is open to all fans of Conzace Heavy Duty Immunity Page
2. Register and allow the game to start
3. You must have a webcam to play the game
4. Play the game to advance to higher levels
     a. Level 1 - Swat the Yellow Microbes
     b. Level 2 - Dodge the Green Germs
     c. Level 3 - Kick the Red Virus
5. Point System will be as follows until the completion of the level:
   a. Yellow Microbes Level - gain 2 pts each yellow microbes hit (BONUS 20 Pts for completing the level)
   b. Green Germs Level - minus 2 pts each green germ hit (BONUS 30 Pts for completing the level)
   c. Red Viruses Level - gain 5 pts each yellow and red viruses hit and minus 5 pts each green germ hit (BONUS 50 Pts for completing the level)
6. Play as many times as you want
7. Complete all the three levels for a chance to win a Conzace gift pack
8. Top (10) ten weekly winners get a chance to win a special surprise gift, so keep checking the leaderboard for top scores!

Saturday, December 24

Merry Christmas and Thank You

Even if I'm in a vacation right now, I wouldn't let this day pass without greeting my valued readers a Happy Christmas! Thank you so much for all the support you have showed The Coffee Chic. I really appreciate it a lot and I wish for more support from all of you. Allow me to share a simple image I got from We Heart It. Sorry but this is all that I can afford for now due to limited time and availability. 


I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Kaiser Webs Solution and Gagay MD for the prizes I've won from their giveaways! It really feels good receiving Christmas gifts that I could use for blogging.

Thank you so much to ate Gagay for the 1 yr domain and hosting! I will use it to create a new Fashion and Beauty blog which is something I have dreamed of having. Though I'm not sure how to start and maintain it, I'm still greatly interested about it. So, once again, thank to Gagay of Gagay MD for the Page Rank and Birthday Giveaway!

Also, thank you to Kaiser Webs for the 1 yr domain! I won the raffle prize from the Davao Bloggers Black and White Christmas Party. They offer the most reliable and affordable web hosting! Everyone would surely love to avail of their products and services. Thanks to Kaiser and the team! I owe so much from you! I wish I could also get the web hosting Philippines from this great hosting firm!

Friday, December 23

$50 Friday - 12/23

*This is a scheduled post.*


Everyone loves cash, right? How would you like a chance to win $50 EVERY FRIDAY? Well, I am very excited that I have joined with an amazing group of bloggers to offer you a WEEKLY cash giveaway! Cool, yes? 

Well, there is only one catch, the giveaway begins THIS FRIDAY and is ONLY opened from 12:01 am  and will close at 12:01am on Saturday, so it is only OPENED ONE DAY!

This week's $50 Friday will be for Google+ Follows, so if you have yet to set up your Google+ Account, click HERE for information, then go on to add the following pages to your Google+ Circle. 

BLOGS to Follow via Google+

About A Mom
Keenly Kristin
Adventures of My Family of 8
My Tots Exactly
Debbie Does Coupons
Week 99er
Pretty Pink Momma
The Coffee Chic
Africa's Blog
The Kids are Grown, Now What?
My Crafty Life
Bay Area Mommy
Insights by April
Koupon Krazed
Gone Klippin' Krazy
The Dad Blogs
Beach Monkeys
Upcycled Scrapbooking
the Blog Cafe
Hott Mama in The City
Martinsville Macaroni Kid
Gypsy Mama Logs
Sweeping The USA
Planet Weidknecht
Penny Pincher Jenny

ONE DAY to ENTER!

Entering is easy, just add each of the blogs in the entry form below to your Google+ Circle then click I did it! Now, to be eligible to win this giveaway, you MUST add ALL 25 Blogs to your Google+ Circle!

Don't forget to put The Coffee Chic as the Blog who referred you, in Entry #1!


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Thursday, December 22

The "Date" Before Christmas

Everything went well for my date with my special friend yesterday and it is something that I am truly grateful of. It's good to spend some quality time with him before I leave for my trip to Carmen where I will be celebrating the remaining happy days of the Christmas season.

The things we did for our date were simple yet they were the best (as what I always say). Just like all our usual bonding moments, we started our day by sharing lunch together. We have chosen to have our lunch at Igloo because it has been a year since we last went to the place. Chocolate sundae is my most favorite food from Igloo which is why I really asked him to order it for me. It sounds like a demand but it's more of a favor. (lol)

 

Igloo has the best desserts in the city! They have different kinds of splits, ice creams and sundaes that will surely satisfy the sweet cravings of every person. However, when it comes to the available meals, their menu is limited. There aren't so much to order that is why we had these. 


 

After a heavy lunch, we headed to the fourth floor of GMall for our movie time. While were choosing for the film to watch, we realized that there are only two movies that we haven't seen yet. We already saw the rest last week. So, we only have two films to choose from and we agreed to watch "Ghost Protocol - Mission Impossible." Read more about the film here. It's the first "real" post on my new blog which is also still under construction.

Two hours from now, I will be taking a long road trip with my family. That means I won't be able to stay online most of the time until I get back home, most probably, on the 29th. So, as early as now, allow me to great you Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 21

$50 Hump Day Giveaway 12-21

Hump Day $50 Giveaway

Today's event is for adding Google Pages to your Google+ Circles once again (yay!). This is brought to you by the 20 wonderful blogs listed below. Feel free to visit them once you're done entering the giveaway. If you'd like to join as a sponsor in the following weeks, please send an email to humpday50(at)mytotsexactly(dot)com.


For Google pages, you would need to log in to your Google+ account and add the page to your Circles. Just hit the "Add to Circles" on the top right and choose a category. We sure will appreciate if you hit that +1 button on the left too. :)

A note: You can only join this on one blog/page. There will be a maximum of 25 entries ONLY. If you have more than 25, I reserve the right to delete duplicate or fraudulent entries. May I request that you use only one name and email address for quicker validation of entries.

On the first mandatory entry, please write The Coffee Chic referred you. You must complete the first 2 tasks before the others are enabled..

Thank you very much and good luck. By joining this giveaway, you agree to the Terms and Conditions on the bottom of the form. Contest is open all-day Wednesday, from December 21st, 12:01am EST to December 21st,11:59pm EST (December 21st, 1:01pm Philippine time to December 22nd, 12:59pm Philippine time).

Good luck, Happy Hump Day and Happy Holidays!



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Monday, December 19

Help the Victims of Bagyong Sendong

What happened in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan city is truly devastating. Bagyong Sendong has taken away the lives of many people living in the affected areas. It breaks my heart to see all the persons grieving for the loss of their loved ones. I may have not experienced what they are going through right now but I perfectly feel for them. Losing the one you love unexpectedly is really sad. Also, the people who were affected by the flash floods are currently suffering from the lack of basic needs such as food, water, shelter and clothing. These individuals need great help.

Should you want to help the families from CDO and Iligan, please see all these.




LBC will ship your donations for free to those who need it the most. Just drop it off at the LBC branch nearest to you. Let's join together once again in helping our kababayans, together we can make a difference!

You can also contact CDO bloggers and Iligan bloggers. Just complete the form below and send your donations:
Help CDO

Grab your cellphones now and send your donations using your network provider.
For SMART Subscribers: 
- Smart money users can transfer funds to the official Baha Fund account (5577 5130 6822 1104)
- Donors may also deposit cash Smart Money account number in any Banco De Oro branch nationwide or through Hapinoy and Cebuana Lhuillier outlets.
- You can also send this message: RED (amount) to 4143. Valid donation amounts 10, 25, 50, 100.
For Globe Subscribers:
- Text RED to 2899. Valid donation amounts 5,25,50,100 or 300 (For ex, RED 10)
- Through GCASH, text DONATE and send to 2882

SAGIP KAPAMILYA

1. BDO Peso Account
Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Account Number: 39301-14199
Swift Code: BNORPHMM

2. BDO Dollar Account
Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Account Number: 39300-81622
Swift Code: BNORPHMM

3. PNB Peso Account
Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Account Number: 419-539-5000-13
Swift Code: PNBMPHMM

4. BPI Peso Account
Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Account Number: 3051-1127-75
Branch: West Triangle, Quezon City
Swift Code: BOPIPHMM

5. BPI Dollar Account
Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
Account Number: 3054-0270-35
Branch: West Triangle, Quezon City
Swift Code: BOPIPHMM

GMA KAPUSO FOUNDATION

1) METROBANK
Peso Savings
Account Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number: 3-098-51034-7

Dollar Savings
Account Name:GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number:2-098-00244-2
Code: MBTC PH MM

2) UNITED COCONUT PLANTERS BANK (UCPB)

Peso Savings
Account Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number:115-184777-2 or 160-111277-7

Dollar Savings
Account Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number: 01-115-301177-9 or 01-160-300427-6


GAWAD KALINGA

1) Through Bank Deposit
Gawad Kalinga Philippine Peso Current Account
# 3101 0977 56 BPI EDSA Greenhills

Gawad Kalinga US$ Savings Account
# 3104 0162 34 BPI EDSA Greenhills
Swift code: BOPIPHMM

2) Donate online

Let us help our Kababayans and make them feel that we are always here for them. Please offer your prayers for them, too.

Win $50 for the Holidays

Once again, I have teamed up with all other bloggers to bring you $50 Paypal Giveaway! Who doesn't like winning some cash for the holidays? Expect more giveaways to be posted in the coming days. Christmas is truly the best time of the year. There are kind and generous persons all over the world.


All you need is to like all the Facebook pages on the RC. Good luck! Happy Christmas!


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Since of my hectic schedule these days, I have decided to give the linky love to my first commentators every month. They will receive a sidebar display on this blog (Only for the top 3)! The top "first" commentator for the month will have his or her badge added on my sidebar too. I will start adding the links on January 2012 for the comments made from December 1-31, 2011.

Saturday, December 17

Oh, Christmas!

My schedule has been hectic for the past few days because of the demands from my professors and teachers. As we all know, there are many things needed to be done and completed before students can truly have their Christmas vacation. In my case, I had to take all the exams for prelims and submit the technical aspect of my feasibility study. The school requirements made me go to sleep super late at night and miss updating my blog. 

And now that everything is over, I am officially back and ready to blog! (But I will be gone again for a long-week vacation at my mom's province on the 23rd.) Since the busy days are gone, I felt the need to reward myself for completing the first grading period of my hopefully last semester as a college student. So, I went to the mall with my mom for our early Christmas shopping and to the parlor for an instant makeover! 

Among all the things I bought for myself, the bags from Celine are my most favorite! They are perfect for someone like me who admires simple yet classy bags. The good thing about these items is that they are now affordable. Can you believe that the P1,700 / bag is now selling at P1,299 each or P1,000 for two? 


Advance Happy Christmas everyone! Sorry for the low resolution image below. I used my iPad in taking the pic. 


Since I am going to my mom's place for Christmas, I will need to download more reading materials for me to enjoy my week-long stay at the province. Thanks to Zinio for the free digital subscription of Cosmopolitan! That means I no longer need to pay for my 12 years subscription for my favorite magazine!


How many times did I mention the word "Christmas" in this post? :)

This is my share for Thursday Brownies

Friday, December 16

Promote Your Blog Giveaway

I have been really busy these past few days because of exams and other school requirements. As we all know, last week of school before the Christmas vacation starts can really become stressful especially for graduating students like me. For this week, I haven't got enough time of sleep and rest. Blame it to the never-ending papers and exams! So, for now, allow me to update The Coffee Chic by posting again a new giveaway which is open for everyone. Have fun and enjoy!

One more day to go... Then, I'll be blogging and blog hopping more tomorrow. 

♥  ♥ ♥  ♥ ♥  


Are you looking to increase your exposure and following for your blog?

22 blogs have joined together to offer you a chance to win a MEGA ad campaign! (Yey! I'm one of them.)

The lucky winner will receive:
A promotional post on ALL 22 blogs 
Premium Sidebar advertising for the entire month of January on ALL 22 blogs
Weekly Facebook Shout-outs from ALL 22 blogs
Weekly Tweets from ALL 22 blogs


With the heavy hitter blogs we have participating, this would mean HUGE exposure for you and your blog for the entire month of January! Do you want to sponsor this giveaway next month? Participation is FREE! Find out more HERE. Entry is simple! Just follow us all using the Rafflecopter form below, and be sure to come back for your daily entries too!!


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Thursday, December 15

Win $100 Amazon Card


Here's a new giveaway for all of you! Twitter Blast will end on January 1, 2012. This means, you have more time to get all the entries. More twitter accounts followed = more chances of winning! Good luck everyone! Advance Happy Christmas!


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Wednesday, December 14

Hump Day $50 Giveaway - 12/14

Hump Day $50 Giveaway


It's time for Hump Day $50 Giveaway and today's event is for adding Google Pages to your Google+ Circles. Once again, this is brought to you by the 25 wonderful blogs listed below. Feel free to visit them once you're done entering the giveaway. If you'd like to join as a sponsor in the following weeks, please send an email to humpday50(at)mytotsexactly(dot)com.


For Google pages, you would need to log in to your Google+ account and add the page to your Circles. Just hit the "Add to Circles" on the top right and choose a category. We sure will appreciate if you hit that +1 button on the left too. :)

A note: You can only join this on one blog/page. There will be a maximum of 27 entries ONLY. If you have more than 27, I reserve the right to delete duplicate or fraudulent entries. May I request that you use only one name and email address for quicker validation of entries.

On the first mandatory entry, please write The Coffee Chic referred you. You must complete the first 2 tasks before the others are enabled..

Thank you very much and good luck. By joining this giveaway, you agree to the Terms and Conditions on the bottom of the form. Contest is open all-day Wednesday, from December 14th, 12:01am EST to December 14th,11:59pm EST (December 14th, 1:01pm Philippine time to December 15th, 12:59pm Philippine time).

Good luck and Happy Hump Day!


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Immortals 2011 Quotes

Third trailer for Immortals with Henry Cavill New IMMORTALS Trailer Released

Thanks to Abdel for inviting me to watch this epic film. Below are some of my favorite lines from the movie.

"All men's souls are immortal. But the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine."

"Salvation can be yours if you will it."

"I will end the reign of the gods."

"Being a warrior is not being able to fight the opponents. It is finding a good reason to drive your sword in the first place."

"It's not living that's important. It is living rightly."

"He does not fear danger, nor fear, nor defeat."

"The world does not need any more cowards."

"No god shall interfere in man's affairs until the titans have been unleashed."

"I have faith in you... Prove me right. Lead your people."

"They are simply metaphors, son. Nothing else."

"This is what I offer you... Immortality."

"The gods maybe in your side but tomorrow, I will unleash the titans."


"Stand your ground! Fight for order! Fight for the man beside you! Fight for those who bore you! Fight for your children! Fight for your future! Fight for your name to survive! Fight! For immortality!"

"The weak, the defenseless... Who is kind to protect them?"


"What does it feel like there is no memory of you?"

"My deeds will go down in history."
"I'm writing your history."

"Don't be afraid of your visions, little one."

"So, it will be your time."
"Time for what?"
"The fight against evil never ends."

"Your father will be there, fighting for your future."



Tuesday, December 13

Davao Bloggers: Black and White Christmas Ball

Who says blogging is only all about sharing life's greatest moments, joining memes and writing paid posts? We all know that there is always something more to the terms "blogs", "blogging" and "bloggers". I have proven this again to myself when I attended Davao Bloggers' Black and White Christmas Ball.


It took me two to three weeks of waiting before my application was granted by the admin of the Facebook group. I thought my blogs are not that great making me ineligible to join the viral community of bloggers. But, I was wrong. As explained to me by one of the officers, kuya Olan, there is always daw a screening process before bloggers can get access to the group. Thanks to recommendations of my friends Renz, ate Rovie and Jin for the recommendations. Because of them, I was added to group by then-officer, now-president Ms. Dulce. 

Truly, good things come to those who wait. When I became a member of DB, I was invited by some friends to join the Christmas party. At first, I was hesitant especially that I only know three persons from the group. Thanks to ate Rovie who persuaded me enough to come with her on the event. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I enjoyed every single thing in the party. Honestly, I wasn't expecting that the members from Davao Bloggers are friendly and accommodating. Never did I feel out of place during the event. Everyone in the party was showing a pretty smile and a warm attitude. Bloggers from Davao city are really down to earth individuals. They are great and intelligent writers yet they don't mind bragging about it.

Thanks to all these wonderful bloggers who made the Christmas party possible. The Coffee Chic is truly grateful to all the Davao bloggers! 



I'm also extending my gratitude to all these sponsors. (I hope you could all like these pages)  


I also won one year-domain from one of the generous sponsors. This means that I'm going to create again a new blog. It will be all about reviews! 

Sunday, December 11

Party and Blogs

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. Everything seems to be so perfect for this year's holidays. What do we expect during this season of love and sharing? Of course, partying and new things. 

Tonight, I will be meeting some of the members of Davao Bloggers at a new establishment in the city - Metropolis Suites. It's going to be the first Christmas party I will attend for the 2011 holidays. 


I only have two hours left to go for preparations. Then, I'll see my old friends again and meet new acquaintances. I can't wait to finally meet ate Rovie after not showing up last month for Bella's first birthday party. 

As for the new things for the season, allow me to introduce my two other blogs. They're still under construction. So please, bear with me.

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Saturday, December 10

Arthur Christmas Movie Lines

As I was looking in the drafts of my old cellphone, I saw these movie lines taken from the great film Arthur Christmas. Since I find these quotes merry, let me share them to you. Allow me to remind you of the real meaning of the Christmas season.

"Dear Santa, my friend doesn't believe in you. But I think you are real. But how how to get to all the children in one night?" - Gwen

"I do believe in Santa. He is real. He is the best man in the world." - Arthur

"Operation Santa Claus is coming to town!" - Steve

"I just want it to be perfect for every kid."

"My father said that being Santa is being the best job in the world. And he is right. I love it. Merry Christmas." - Santa Claus (Malcolm)

"Christmas has no time for emotions." - Steve
"But that will ruin the magic." - Arthur

"On Christmas night, he comes." - Arthur

"Arthur, there is always a way." - GrandSanta

"Only children get to tear the wrapper." - Elf

"It doesn't matter how we got here... as long as she still believes." - Arthur

"You've got to deliver the present. You got the suit." - GrandSanta
"But you are Santa." - Arthur

"Santa is the most caring man in the world." - Arthur
"Then why are you here, not him?" - Elf

"Christmas is for the kids." - Arthur

"I'm sorry, I messed everything up, lad. I just wanted them to remember who I used to be. You get old and then everything changes." - GrandSanta

"I promise, Santa will come. He is the greatest man ever." - Arthur

Have you seen this movie already? If you haven't, then, please take some time to go the cinema and give your children a treat! Be amazed with this happy and inspiring film.

Meet the family who makes Christmas happen.
The last person anyone believe in is the only one who can save the holidays.




Thank you for the first Coffee Talk ♥

Friday, December 9

What Makes You Beautiful Lyrics

Sometimes, all I need is a sweet person to make me feel good and take all the worries away. I can't explain the happiness I felt when I received a video from my special friend last night. It was one of the sweetest things he did for me. Simple yet meaningful. Good bye gloomy days! Hello beautiful ones!

This is Boyce Avenue's revival of "What Makes You Beautiful." My favorite line from the song is: 
Baby you light up my world like nobody else
The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed
But when you smile at the ground it ain’t hard to tell
You don’t know, oh oh
You don’t know you’re beautiful
If only you saw what I can see
You’ll understand why I want you so desperately
Right now I’m looking at you and I can’t believe
You don’t know, oh oh


For the past few days, I have been whining about how busy I am with school and other things. I have also been complaining about how fat I really feel. Yes, there are times when girls just can't help it to feel so low. Good thing I have someone to cheer me up and to remind me of how beautiful I can be (never ending). I don't care about what other people think. What matters is his opinion. Knowing that he thinks I'm beautiful is more than enough.

Click here for the lyrics.


Thank you for the first Coffee Talk ♥

Thursday, December 8

Bonding Time: Food Trips

They say, people who are in a relationship are more likely to gain weight than those who are single. I used to disagree with this idea until I met my special friend and started gaining weight intensely. For the past 25 months of being with him, I noticed the irregular eating patterns that we have. We are like all other couples who enjoy eating a lot. Every single day, we have heavy breakfast meals. Most of the time, he picks me up at home early in the morning and brings me to fast food chains. For lunch and dinner, we often cook meals together or go to restaurants. In between meals, we also enjoy having our meriendas. There are also times when we go out with our friends and dine in eat-all-you-can restos. With all these food trips, it is really hard to stop ourselves from gaining some pounds. No matter what I do, I just can't say no to all these temptations. Most especially when he keeps on surprising me with chocolates and his own recipe meals! 

Like yesterday, we had again another fun-food-filled Wednesday! Before we watched the movie Arthur Christmas, we headed to Mandarin for our lunch. I really love the quail egg siomai and fried seafood rolls of this Chinese restaurant! That is why I always order for it every time we eat at the place. 

  

After having a wonderful lunch, we went to the cinema and then to Bake & Churn for the ice cream cakes! Who doesn't love an ice cream especially when it's baked?


Though this is out of the topic, I would like to thank my friend for choosing this great bag for me! It's the perfect choice!


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Wednesday, December 7

Arthur Christmas

Today is the first Philippine screening of Arthur Christmas. The movie was not in the list of the films I wanted to see but since there are no new items showing in the cinema (I have already watched them all), I decided to go for it. My special friend also thought of the same thing. We were left with no choice but to see the movie on 3D or else, we're going to bore ourselves. Wednesday is our movie day and we cannot just let the it pass without seeing a great film on the big screen. Thus, we still bought our tickets for Arthur Christmas. When we entered the 3D Cinema of GMall, to our surprise, we found out that we were the only persons who have chosen to watch the film. It felt like we own the big place which was really cool.

My rating for the film is . It was good but not good enough. There is something lacking in the movie. However, overall, the persons behind this Christmas film did a great job for making a movie that will certainly touch the hearts of its viewers. The moral of the story is really perfect. The movie teaches its viewers about the real essence of Christmas. The character of Arthur shows what it means to truly give presents and gifts on the most special time of the year. For him, nothing feels great than making the dreams of the children come true. He does not want people to forget about Santa Claus (Though in real life, we know Santa does not exist. But let's face it, the thought of this man's presence makes every child happy. We must not take that away from them.)






After seeing Arthur Christmas, I realized it wasn't that bad after all. The film reminded me of the important things about the Christmas season. When I was a little kid, I believed in Santa Claus. But as years pass by, I realized he is not real but it doesn't stop me from believing that someone out there is as great as Santa Claus. Someone out there is willing to share all the blessings that he has for the people.


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Tuesday, December 6

No SPEED Limit

Be a part of history on January 29, 2012. Mark your Calendars and participate in one of the biggest events to start the year off. We give you No SPEED Limit.


No SPEED Limit, is a yearly benefit run organized by Ateneo Special Education Society (Ateneo SPEED). No SPEED Limit this year offers a unique 3K, 5K,10K and 15K route both inside and outside the Ateneo campus, reaching parts of Katipunan Avenue. For the benefit of Batino Elementary School, Ateneo SPEED aims to aid in the further development of teachers in one of the largest public special education institution in Quezon City.

Register from December 5 until December 16 to avail a P50 discount on 3k, 5k, and 10k routes.

RACE CATEGORIES and REGISTRATION FEES

15K Route: P700
10K Route: P550
5K Route: P450
3K Route: P400

GUN START

15K 4:45 AM
10K 5:00 AM
5K 5:15 AM
3K 5:30 AM

CASH & CONSOLATION PRIZES

15K
1st Place: 6,000
2nd Place: 4,000
3rd Place: 1,500

10K
1st Place: P4,000
2nd Place: P3,000
3rd Place: P1,000

5K
1st Place: P2,500
2nd: P1,000
3rd: Consolation Prizes

3K
1st: Consolation Prizes
2nd: Consolation Prizes
3rd: Consolation Prizes

REGISTRATION VENUES

Online Registration
Download the registration form at http://ateneospeed.org/nsl and send an accomplished copy to nospeedlimit2012@yahoo.com. Payment and race kit pickup options will be sent to you.


Public Registration
You can also register at ROX (Recreational Outdoor Exchange) from December 19 to January 28.

You can find them at: Bonifacio High Street B1 R.O.X. Building, Taguig City, Philippines

CONTACT

For Sponsorship & Registration Inquiries, Text/ Call: Abby @ 0917-691-9500 and 0922-863-0433
Email: nospeedlimit2012@yahoo.com

Facebook Fan page: http://www.facebook.com/NSL2012
NSL website: http://ateneospeed.org/nsl

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