Monday, January 26, 2009

List of 2009 Working and None working Holidays

I'm really curious for this year proclaimed holidays specially the SPECIAL NONE WORKING holidays (^_^) do you want to know those holidays that the MalacaƱang has released?
all you have to do is read...
Proclamation No. 1669 signed by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo last December 24 — could still be amended, meaning more "holiday economics" announcements from the administration.

Businessmen, many of whom were surprised when Mrs. Arroyo extended the recent holiday break by adding January 2, 2009 at the last minute, welcomed the list. They urged the government, however, to be more circumspect.

Based on the proclamation, the following are this year’s 2009 regular holidays:

* April 9 (Maundy Thursday);
* April 10 (Good Friday);
* April 6 (the Monday nearest to April 9 which is Araw ng Kagitingan or Day of Valor);
* May 1 (Labor Day);
* June 12 (Independence Day);
* August 31 (National Heroes Day);
* November 30 (Bonifacio Day);
* December 25 (Christmas Day); and
* December 30 (Rizal Day).

The following, meanwhile, are special 2009 non-working days:

* August 21 (Ninoy Aquino Day);
* November 1 (All Saints Day);
* November 2 (additional special non-working day);
* December 24 (additional special non-working day); and December 31.

Mrs. Arroyo, who has justified moving holidays as providing an economic stimulus, said declaring December 24 and November 2 as holidays would strengthen Filipino families and boost domestic tourism.

Meanwhile, a proclamation declaring a national holiday for the observance of the Muslim feast Eid’l Fitr will be issued after the approximate date of the Islamic holiday has been determined in accordance with the lunar calendar.
source: http://bayan-natin.blogspot.com/2009/01/philippines-issues-2009-holiday-list.html

I will make this post as my reference in all of the holidays mentioned (^_^)

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

To Forgive is To Forget and Be Healed From Pain

To Forgive is To Forget and Be Healed From PainWhat if I came across to my greatest enemy in college days, Will she still be still arrogant or (soplada)? Will she even look in my face to reply when I smile to say "hello"?

Tuesday January 6, 2009 was one of the most surprising days in our life -Joy and me.
We went to Gaisano Mall as planned days before, when we were about to enter the grocery I saw our classmate Maria Fe she is one of our group friends in college. We talk and stayed since both of us me and Joy was not in a hurry, we decided to stay with her while waiting for her Kuya Dik. Maria Fe is pregnant and due to give birth on the 4th week of this month.

While we were talking, Joy saw Madel... ok a short recap about Madel, we were good friends until when she always emphasize (chismis) the little mistakes I do, and she's soplada and maldita, we can't get along very well and so I marked her as the only 1 greatest enemy in our school. I even thought of her as she doesn't exist in my sight so to never mind her or even look at her face, because I despise her bad character/attitude since 1st yr. till 3rd yr. we didn't talk. On few months before our graduation she talked to me privately asked for forgiveness but since "the mark" I have given to her in my mind/heart was really harden, I told her, I may say "I have forgiven you" but I really can't forget specially the hurt I even explain "I treated you and even count you as my true friend para kasi yung treatment mo sakin ay yung pako sa kahoy Madel, kapag tinusok mo sa kahoy hindi na maalis or heal ang butas kahit inalis mo na ang pako" we both cried in our heart to heart talk. Then we parted ways after our graduation, we never saw each other again.
I learned for the past months from my true Christian friends that when you forgive you must also forget and let Lord God heal the hurt so to let go the pain of the past. . .Yes it is hard to forget but with the help of Lord God we can endure.

I must admit it does not take overnight to be healed from past pain. But if we let the Holy Spirit to heal us through our prayers it is a process of healing.
My Christian friends told me when I'm healed, I will be tested so be prepared. They are right. I was tested. . .

When I saw Madel, I didn't remember a single negative vibes in my heart/mind, all I wanted to do is to know "How's her life" we were like "good old friends who met accidentally" (surprising noh!) Joy was happy to witness us truly reconcile and she said when Madel and I hug each other "erase na ang past, new life for both of us gyud nakita niya" .
At the back of my mind I was thinking "sayang pala talaga, sana ako naging ninang ng anak niya".

To Forgive is To Forget and Be Healed From Pain

To Forgive is To Forget and Be Healed From Pain

To Forgive is To Forget and Be Healed From Pain

To Forgive is To Forget and Be Healed From Pain

To Forgive is To Forget and Be Healed From Pain

For all the hurt I have encountered with friendship it was Madel who gave me so much pain the rest didn't come close.

I still have two persons both of them used to be an office mates also close and ended up not well, they have resign, I wanted to talk to them and ask for forgiveness of my actions that made them acted the way they do, hopefully they have also forgotten and has been healed from the pain I caused.

Oh I just realize both of them also started with letter “M” as in Madel! Waa what a coincidence!

To Forgive is To Forget and Be Healed From Pain

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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Taboan in Matina Town Square-MTS

December 29, 2008


Weeeiii! at last, after visiting the Peoples Park I saw my ex-officemate Jayson Albano performing live at Taboan in MTS, for so long time I wanted to see him live but as usual its either I forgot or we have work on the next day which I can't stay long night jamming outside... Anyway December 29, 2008 since it was the last work in the said year I didn't forget to drop by at MTS with Elvie...

I was so surprise to see the band playing, there were 10 members!!! when I thought it was only 5... oh wow! totally complete with all the instrument you can ever imagine in a band playing here are the pictures:

Taboan in Matina Town Square-MTS

and to some reason my camera battery was low (Y_Y) pictures are limited...
Taboan in Matina Town Square-MTS

Taboan in Matina Town Square-MTS

A small video I recorded will be posted soon watch out for it
Here is the video (^_^)






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Cool Song