Monday, March 26

AdDU Batch 2012

Thank you to Paolo Villanueva, Brian Dan Congson and Allan Francis Dorado of Ateneo Photographers' Society (APS) for the photos taken during the Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation Ceremony of AdDU Batch 2012. Without the efforts and talents of these great persons, we wouldn't be able to see beautiful photographs for the special events in our lives. March 23 and 24 - two dates that we will always remember!

The graduates from School of Arts & Sciences, School of Business & Governance, College of Nursing and College of Engineering and Architecture of Ateneo de Davao University.


Sunday, March 25

Graduation Song: Like an Eagle

College days are officially over. Today is the first morning in my life as a college graduate. To be honest, nothing is special about this day except for the fact that I would be spending it with my loved ones. There are so many things running through my mind right now. First, what are my plans for summer? Second, should I enter the grad school? Third, will I ever make it? And lastly, am I willing to spend another four or five years for my studies? Well, at the age of 20, I think I should. As my father says, "Don't rush 'cause your still young. There is no time limit for education. Keep learning, anak."

After giving dad my college diploma, the next thing I'm planning to do is to fulfill his ultimate dream for me. Right now, all I can think about is our graduation song - Like an Eagle. Most favorite line: "Like an eagle I will soar above the clouds, I will spread my wings and fly into the sun, Like an eagle I will race above the stars. I will fly to places yet unseen. Go beyond my wildest dreams." Ateneo will always be a part of me. (Graduation post will be published soon.)


Friday, March 23

Save Big

Budgeting is one of the most important things in this world. Every individual should learn how to control his finances in order to ensure that he will not be able to encounter future problems and inconveniences. He should know the proper ways to be employed so that his expenses will always be lesser than his income. Failure to do this can prevent him from experiencing the best value for his purchases.

Monday, March 19

Summer 2012

If you are planning to travel for the summer season, make sure to make your plans and preparations as early as now. Do not wait for the month of April before you start thinking of the places to visit and the activities to engage with for the summer 2012. When you do this, there is a high guarantee that you would be able to experience the best things for the upcoming season.

Instead of doing nothing, why don’t you go online and start searching for the great vacation places found in the Philippines. There are different websites and web logs that provide travel details and information to interested Filipinos like you. These online pages showcase the best cities in the country which are perfect for summer vacations. Aside from featuring the great cities and beautiful spots, the travel sites also feature the numerous activities and things that you can enjoy.

Sunday, March 18

John Carter 2012 Movie Quotes

There is much to love about the film John Carter. As expected, the maker of this great movie touched the hearts of all its viewers by sending messages of hope, love and trust.

The story is all about a man from Earth who is in search for a cape of gold. One day, he was transplanted to planet Mars because of the medallion. On his new world, he began to discover bigger things in life that really matter. When least expected, he met the princess of Mars, Dejah Thoris, who changed the way he looks at certain things. From being a selfish man, he became a savior not only for the princess but to the whole city of Helium.

After seeing the film with Abdel last Tuesday, I was reminded about important things in my life. Then I realized... Sometimes, we need to fill ourselves up with so much hope and believe that one day all our dreams would come true. At the same time, we must also learn how to trust and keep our faith.

Saturday, March 17

The Lorax Movie Quotes (2012)

Everything is all set for my graduation on the 24th. This means that I am now free to go on movie dates this week without feeling guilty about it. No more quizzes, exams, paper works and other school activities to worry about. Because I wanted to treat myself, I decided to ditch some of my online tasks and jobs for the whole week so I can spend more quality time with my loved ones. 

Yesterday, my good friend and I went to Extreme Cinema of Gmall to watch John Carter on 3D. For this day, I went again to the same cinema house for the premiere of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax. As usual, I have gathered some quotes from the two movies. John Carter is one of the 2012 films that I will never forget because it taught me great lessons about living life and making great choices. However, The Lorax made a better impact which is why I have decided to share its movie lines first before John Carter's.


Before sharing all the movie lines from Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, allow me to share my most favorite quote (highlighted from The Lorax 1971): "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." Unforgettable word from the movie: UNLESS.

Now, here is the compilation of the cute, funny and inspiring quotes shared by the characters from The Lorax 2012.

"I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues."

"Those are trees, the real ones. They used to grow around here."

"What I want more than anything else in this world is to see a real tree growing on my backyard."

"Why is he leaving town? No one leaves town. See what he's up to."

"Well, that's me - the guy who still cares."

"If your intention turns out a failure instead of a success, I wouldn't be surprised at all."

"This is the most beautiful place I've ever seen."

"The legendary, slightly annoying guardian of the forest... the lorax."

"All the forces of nature will be unleashed upon you and you will be punished until the end of your days. You have been warned."

"Family time is over. It's personal time now."

"I can't think of any reason why you would love to get out of town ever again."

"When he (man) does the same stupid thing twice, then that is because he wants to impress a girl."

"Help is on it's way."

"I promise."
"I trust you. But I'm gonna keep my eye on you."

"Sleeping is another way of telling other people to go away."

"You're not the target market, weirdo."

"There's my suddenly successful son."

"I'm really glad that you clarified that because it pretty hurt my feelings for a long time."

"Would you hit a woman?"
"That's... a woman?"

"In behalf of the trees, get out."

"Be careful which way you lead."

"You have to do what's best for the company and your mama."

"Hey you broke your promise. You know you are better than this."

"Something good finally happens to me."

"How bad can I be? I'm just following my destiny. How bad can I be, I'm just doing what comes naturally."

"Why? Do I make you uncomfortable, remind you about your promises? The man you used to be?"

"Well that's it. The very last one that made me stop."

"I don't want any trouble."
"Yes, you won't get any trouble. Not from them."

"This is really your fault. You destroyed everything."

"I won't let you down."
"I know."

"Seriously? How cool is your grandma?"

"The last thing you would want around here are trees."

"Trees might be worth a try so I say let it grow."
"Let it grow. You can't reap what you can't sow."

"It's time to change the life we live."

"It could be time to start anew and maybe change my point of view. I say let it die. Let it die. Come on, who's with me?"
"No one."

"We say let it grow. We say let it grow. It's a brand new day."

"You've done good."

Expect Disney's John Carter movie quotes tomorrow! 

Friday, March 16

Tunog Dabaw, Tubong Dabaw

Everyone in the city is excited for the 75th Araw ng Dabaw. There are great activities and events happening all over Davao to celebrate the city's charter day. The city government and all other organizations in-charged for this major festival started making its plans and preparations last year. They have been working hard to ensure that Dabawenyos and tourists will appreciate the beauty of the city. 

The other day, I went to SM city with Abdel to pick up our close friend. Since we had nothing to do for the afternoon, we decided to visit the mall's event centre where different works (theme: nature or environment) of local artists were displayed. The paintings and sculptures made by Kublai made our day. His works of art are completely unique and inspiring. Since SM allowed us to take pictures, we were able to capture some shots for the masterpieces of the great Davao artists. These images will be posted on this site soon once everything is uploaded on my personal computer.

Thursday, March 15

The Lorax Movie Quotes (2012)

Everything is all set for my graduation on the 24th. This means that I am now free to go on movie dates this week without feeling guilty about anything. No more quizzes, exams, paper works and other school activities to worry about. Because I wanted to treat myself, I decided to ditch some of my online tasks and jobs for the whole week so I can spend more quality time with my loved ones. 

Yesterday, my good friend and I went to Extreme Cinema of Gmall to watch John Carter on 3D. For this day, I went again to the same cinema house for the premiere of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax. As usual, I have gathered some quotes from the two movies. John Carter is one of the 2012 films that I will never forget because it taught me great lessons about living life and making great choices. However, The Lorax made a better impact which is why I have chosen to share its movie lines first before John Carter's.


Tuesday, March 13

The Gifts of Love and Coffee

Sometimes I wonder what I would do without you. We joke about that a lot, but honestly my life revolves around you. The feelings that I have for you are so immense I cannot even put them into a single word or action. 

When I think about our relationship, sometimes it brings tears to my eyes, because it is so intimate and powerful. You complete me and make me feel whole. When you are not around, it is like there is a dull haze that surrounds everything, and when you come around I feel like I am at home and at peace. I cannot express the devotion and adoration that I have for you; “love” seems like such a broad and insufficient word compared to the way you make me feel.

Monday, March 12

Perfect Holiday Homes for Families

Staying in holiday homes is a great way of experiencing nature's wonders first hand at your own comfort. It provides a great way of relaxing away from the usual home environment and gives you time to really appreciate nature. It is also a great way of relaxing and getting to spend quality time with your friends and family without the distractions of everyday life. It also provides time for you to unwind leaving you feeling refreshed and more energetic.


Friday, March 9

This Means War Movie Quotes

If you are a constant reader of my blog, then you are probably aware that I usually post movie quotes after seeing great films on the big screen. This time, the lines I would be sharing are taken from the romantic-action-comedy film This Means War. Thanks to Abdel and Hershey for the instant movie date! 

Wednesday, March 7

Lucky Days for the Close Friends

There are certain times in our lives when things don't happen the way we want them to be. It is depressing when we keep our hopes high only to find out in the end that our expectations are not met. Sometimes, wishes just don't come true. But despite all of these, we must never forget to hold on and to continue believing that some day, everything will be fine. One morning, we would wake up and find ourselves completely happy with how things have turned out. We just need to wait for that day.

As my favorite line from The Secret says, "Thank God that there's a time delay, that all your thought don't come true instantly. We'd be in trouble if they did. The element of time delay serves you, it allows you to reassess, to think about what you want and to make a new choice."

Tuesday, March 6

Gold Wedding Bands

Gold has been used for centuries in jewelry.  In fact the Incas had so much gold that they would paint it.  What a nice problem to have. Gold wedding bands are the most popular of all newly purchased wedding bands. 18 karat gold looks magnificent and if it can be afforded is a great choice for you wedding band.  Some people don’t like the look of yellow gold so they go with white gold or some other type of white metal.  Silver is a good white metal along with palladium and platinum. There is even a new alternative metal cobalt chrome. Cobalt rings look an awful lot like platinum or palladium. They hold up much better and are a lot less expensive.  So you have a lot of options if gold doesn’t suite your needs. You can go to most any jewelry and try on rings.  Men usually go with a comfort fit band.  A lot times when a man gets married it is his first time wearing a ring so you want it to be as comfortable as possible.

Monday, March 5

iPad 2 Dropped

My iPad 2 has a great sentimental value because it is the first item that I bought using my own money. When I started earning online last October 2011, I decided to save my funds for the Apple gadget. Luckily, in just one month, I was able to pool enough cash to purchase a brand new iPad 2 Wifi + 3G.

I knew that buying the tablet can make me life easier and more convenient. And yes, I was right because with my iPad, I can already check my emails, update my blogs, view recent notifications read my favorite magazines and books and talk to my friends via Skype, Facebook and iMsgr without worrying about any fee or charge. For these reasons, it is no wonder why I take good care of my iPad 2 all the time. I can’t afford damaging or losing it.

Sunday, March 4

Photobucket Upgrade to Pro

Most of the images and pictures that I use in my blogs are hosted in Photobucket. I created a free account last year when Ms. Grace of Dress Up Your Blogs asked me to have one for The Coffee Chic's customized theme. All photos used in designing my blog's new template were uploaded on the said site. Ever since, I started using Photobucket to share different images all over the internet without paying any charges or fees. 

Everything was fine until I started hosting giveaways online. As the main host, one of the things I asked for my sponsors is to post the event's button on their blogs before and during the contests. Because of this, I have exceeded the 10GB monthly bandwidth level for my free account. Since my Photobucket-hosted images were shared on sites that have high traffic, more visitors are able to see the said photos. Therefore, the 10GB limit is used up easily.

Saturday, March 3

Dream Wedding

Now that my graduation is fast approaching, my close friends are already teasing me about the possibility of getting married soon. According to them, I no longer need to find work or proceed with a post-graduate study because my current guy can take good care of me in case we would be settling down together after college.

Whenever they say these things, I always respond with a smile and explain to them that spending the rest of my life with the person I love is one of my ultimate dreams. However, planning my own wedding is not yet on the list of my priorities. But it is never too early to save up for the honeymoon by finding a good Orbitz coupon.


Thursday, March 1

Like FB Pages

Here are the list of the Facebook pages (part 1) to follow for Luck of the Irish Cash Giveaway. Make sure to LIKE ALL! Entries will be verified at the end of the contest. Don't forget to come back on the blog where you entered and submit your points for more chances of winning. Good luck! Happy St. Patrick's day!