Sunday, April 27, 2008

It's Nate's Bday Bash!!!

Sir Teng owns this very cute kitties. They are his precious ones... The gray kitty behind is Lady Basmati, and the orange one is Nate who is celebrating his birthday right now! I call him garfield, because he really looks like garfield the well known cartoon cat. The picture was taken by my boyfriend coicoi when we had a meeting at Sir Teng's house. I love this kitties, they are very playful and very huggable! hmmmm I'd love to have one... amm sweety can you buy me one?? please? hehehehe... I'll sure have one soon ; )

Friday, April 25, 2008

An Expensive Dinner Date

Me enjoying my sizzling steak yummy!

Afternoon of April 23rd, me and Sharon were eating at Mc Donalds when a guy approached me and gave me a dozen white flowers. I checked the card and to my surprise it was from my sweety. I had teary eyes and I felt like a star because people were staring at me. After a few minutes, my boyfriend came and hugged me. He asked me if he could bring me to a place where I haven't been yet, I answered yes. He told Sharon that he will bring me for a dinner. So, we left Sharon and went to Sarung Banggi Restaurant, a romantic place for a dinner date. The waiter came and gave us the menu. I was shocked to see the prices! I was so shy to order, but then my boyfriend told me to order whatever I want. So since he seldom give surprises, I ordered a sizzling steak hmmm yummy! And he ordered Teriyaki steak. The food was expensive, but it's worth it. They are so delicious and mouthwatering! I love you sweety! That was the best dinner date ever! mwah.

Check out The Shirts!

Remember the books i gave my boyfriend for our anniversary? Well, that's not it! This couple shirts are my second gifts for him. I'm so happy that he liked it and it fits him good hehehehe... They are special because they are personalized. Happy anniversary my sweety! Cool shirts huh? Thanks to Fern for taking the pictures!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Another Lomography By My CoiCoi!!!

Hi! I just want to share another nice shot by my sweety Coicoi! This picture was taken few weeks ago while we were walking along Magallanes street. He saw this pay phone on our way home and wanted to have another lomography picture. Since the street was empty, he took the opportunity to have numerous shots of it and this picture is just one of his nicest shots. This picture was taken using his Canon 400DSLR camera. How about you, what can you say about this huh? So proud of you sweety! Wabwab!



I turn back the hands of time
To see what I’ve left behind
All the memories within my heart
And deep within my mind
I see all the hardships I’ve endured
And I rest assured that youll be there beside me
Like youve always been time and again

And with all thats said and done
Youve always been the one
To hold me on those rainy days
When I couldnt see the sun
And when all the clouds dissappear
And the sky is clear
And I feel your love shining down on me
Without your love where would I be

You were the one
Who wiped the tears from my eyes
It was your love that gave me light through my darkest time
You were the one
What youve given me I can never repay
All I could give to you is my loving embrace
Cuz I live to see the smile upon your face
Day by day

I promise to go on
Until my race is won
And the knowledge you have given me
I give to those I love
And I’ve learned that if I do succeed
Then I shall recieve the promise of a brighter day
You give me hope, you give me faith

You were the one
Who wiped the tears from my eyes
It was your love that gave me light through my darkest time
You were the one
What youve done me I can never repay
So I live my life ? ? ?
Cuz I live to see the smile upon your face
Day by day

Your love has always pulled me through
And when I felt the hope was gone it was only you
Until my dying day my heart will always be
And I’m so thankful for all the love yourve given me
Now I see

You were the one
Who wiped the tears from my eyes
It was your love that gave me light through my darkest time
You were the one
What youve done for me I can never repay
And I wont I promise you today

Cuz I’d die to see the tears come down your face
So I live in you I will live in your name
The rest of my days...

Dont u cry no more..

Late this evening a friend asked me if i know this song. When she mentioned the song title and the artist i remembered someone from my past. He sang this song to me and his voice sounded just like the voice of the artist. I actually love this song so much before. But Hearing this song made me realize that love songs could also turn out to be the saddest songs...

Well, what's done is done and what's from the past, belongs to the past. At Least right now I am happy and contented with my sweety kiat coicoi... I could not ask for more! I love him so much!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

For The Best Film Director In DC!

Tomorrow is a special day! My boyfriend and I will be celebrating our first year anniversary. Before going to his office, I went to the mall early this afternoon and looked for the book entitled "Trip To Quiapo" by Ricky Lee. The book is actually a scriptwriting manual. Since he is a film director, I want him to have a copy of it for him to enhance his skills and knowledge in directing films as well as in scriptwriting. The other book is entitled "True Grit" by Debora Meroff. The story is about the problems, struggles and experiences of 9 different women in different countries. He loves books, poems and short stories, I hope He'll like the gifts!

Monday, April 21, 2008

FiLm DoCuMeNtArY WoRkShOp! Day 3

This photos were taken during the third
day of our film documentary workshop.

"Stolen Shots Of Us Hmmmm..."




Sheng and Fern


"Finally Caught The Camera!"





Mark Chan

Photos courtesy of the great Arnel Barbarona! Visit:

A Forum With Aureus Solito!

The Mindanao Independent Filmmakers Circle will be presenting "Cultural Identities in Documentary Films" with the Award-winning filmmaker Mr. Auraeus Solito (Director of Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros, Tuli, Pisay) will be the guest speaker in the forum on April 26, 2008, 9am at the Institute for Indigenous Peoples Education. He will be screening his critically acclaimed documentary Basal Banar (Sacred Ritual of Truth).

The forum is open to non-workshop participants. Registration is at PhP200 inclusive of snacks and handouts. Slots are very limited. To reserve a slot, please leave a message at or email You can also call or text us at 0920-2555305 and look for Mr. Teng Mangansakan.

Kid's Tag

I've been tagged by crissy.

Copy here:

1. Answer the Kid’s Question by Gregory Stock, PH.D. Remember: Don’t respond as you think others want you to. Respond the way you actually feel!

2. Add your name (linked to your blog)

3. Tag everybody else!

Kid’s Question #1

If you were the ruler of the world and you could have anything you wanted as well as have people do anything you wanted, do you think you would get greedy and mean or would you be a good and fair ruler?

Please answer the question and put your name and link after.

My Answer:

If I would be given a chance to be the ruler of the world, I think I would be the happiest person and I'll have to be a good model and a little bit strict but not mean and greedy so that my followers will do things as I say and obey me. Being the ruler of the world, i will not abuse my authority.


Thursday, April 17, 2008



I feel so down and sad last night. I had a petty argument with my boyfriend. Though we had a lot of things in common, we sometimes have misunderstandings. Entering into a relationship means that you should be ready to love and be loved, to trust, to change and adjust, be strong in every trials and problems that you will encounter, but mostly be ready to get hurt. When you love, you should accept the fact that love is always accompanied by hurt or pain.

I couldn't concentrate on updating my post, I'm in deep sadness and so confused then realized that instead of updating posts I was like searching for sad quotes and poems. Some touched my heart, some made me realize about how my relationship with my boyfriend is going on. This one caught my attention. But does this give a message for me? Is it a clue? I'm in total confusion. I know there's no such thing as a perfect relationship, all I've ever wanted was to make him happy, satisfied and take good care of him but why does it seem to fall for the wrong side? Why does it seem to fall into pieces? I think we both need space and time for ourselves. I Still Love My Coicoi, hope things will be OK. If not now, maybe soon as long as it wont be too late before we get to patch things up.


I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new.What is broken is broken- and I'd rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived.

Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this. To love somebody who doesn't love you, is like going to a temple and worshiping the behind of a wooden statue ... of a hungry devil. When we are in love we often doubt that which we most believe.

The course of true love never did run smooth. To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best. Love without reason lasts the longest. Just because i smile on the outside doesn't mean that i am on the inside. Harsh words break no bones but they do break hearts.

What is the point of life if you are not spending it with someone you love?

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

FiLm DoCuMeNtArY WoRkShOp! DAY 2

April 13, the second day of the film documentary workshop! I'm so excited because Teng Mangansakan will be the speaker for the day. The topic will be about the elements of script writing and the importance of the script. I woke up late, i needed to hurry up so I wont miss his lectures. When i arrived, I'm glad that Teng hasn't started yet. They were having a film viewing.

After the film viewing, Teng opened the floor for questions And started discussing about what a script is, importance of script and the elements of script. Everybody was participating in the activities and was able to come up with nice ideas. but, some were getting sleepy and Teng hd been very patient and continued discussing. hehehehe...

Tsk FeRnY SlEePy heAd!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

FiLm DoCuMeNtArY WoRkShOp! DAY 1

April 12, It was the first day of the film documentary workshop. I was still sleepy when my boyfriend woke me up. Sharon, our friend was also still sleepy but we needed to prepare because we don't want to be late for the workshop. So we took a bath, dressed up, ate a quick breakfast and went to the IIPE where the workshop will be held.

When we arrived, we met participants from other places in Mindanao. Some were from Kidapawan and the others from Tagum. While waiting for the guest speaker, Teng showed us the Film Documentary of Mr. Dominic Morissette the "Afghan Chronicles". I was so amazed about how he did the film documentary. I was so excited to meet him and to ask him some questions.

After a few minutes, Mr. Dominic arrived. He was smiling and was happy to see that almost all of the participants were so interested in film documentary and were young. He discussed to us the difference of film and documentary. He explained why he did the documentary in Afghanistan and how he did the documentary. He entertained our questions and we were satisfied with his answers and was able to learn a lot from him.

We had a lot of fun and had the chance to take some pictures with him!

Participants listening to Mr. Dominic

Class Picture!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Mr. Dominic Morissette - "Afghan Chronicles"

Dominic Morissette trained as a photographer and fell in love with filmmaking in the early 1990s.

This inveterate cinematographer travels the globe to make documentaries inspired by an ethnologist’s respect for the world’s cultures. In 2003 his film Les derniers chasseurs du petit havre about the fishermen of Nova Scotia, co-directed with Catherine Pappas, won a Jutra nomination for best documentary.

He then spent long periods in Afghanistan giving video and photography workshops in addition to co-ordinating the communications campaign for candidates in the presidential election of 2004. His travels and his interest in environmental issues then took him to Pakistan, to the Indus delta. In 2005 he was in Yemen, organizing more workshops.

In February 2007, in Montreal, he presented an exhibition of photos from his many travels in Afghanistan. Like all his work, the documentary "Afghan Chronicles" is a fusion of his artistic approach and his social commitment.

Unlimited Rice Please...

DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte assured the public that there is no rice shortage yet in Davao City.

April 13, Duterte in his famous Sunday program aired over a local national TV network said that he would surely prevent traders from transporting the supply of rice out of the city.

The mayor added there is no need for people to hoard and that is exactly what the government is trying to prevent from happening with the imposition of limits on the purchase of NFA rice.

The mayor remains optimistic that the shortage of rice will not be felt in the city due to the extra supply of National Food Authority (NFA) rice.

“If there will be shortage I assure the people that in a soonest time possible it will return to normalcy", said Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

If there are calls to limit the servings of rice in food chains, not in Davao city where "unlimited rice" is still being offered at restaurants or at an “eat-all-you-can” promo.

Unlimited Rice Restaurants (Photos by of CoiCoi)

This photos are just some of the restaurants and fastfood chains that offers unlimited rice and eat all you can promo!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

I signed up for PPP

A blog (an abridgment of the term web log) is a website that is usually maintained by an individual, with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse chronological order. "Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.

Advertising is a form of communication whose purpose is to inform potential customers about products and services and how to obtain and use them.

Blogging was introduced to me by my boyfriend late last year. Through blogging, i can express myself, share my adventures and experiences, I can also show other people the beautiful places that i go to and restaurants that serve delicious foods.

Weeks ago, my boyfriend's cousin Cherry told me that i can earn money through blogging. Its Payperpost. I got more interested because I will be graduating BS Biology this coming school year and after I graduate, I am planning to proceed to medicine which is very expensive. It would be of great help for me to be able to study medicine since I don't belong to a wealthy family.

Payperpost is one of the best sites for bloggers like me to earn money. It is also suitable for advertisers who want their products or companies to be advertised by bloggers. First thing to do is to visit payperpost. Then choose between the two categories that they offer. If you are a blogger like me then you should go for the Bloggers category - Get paid for blogging. Write about web sites, products, services, and companies and earn cash for providing your opinion and valuable feedback to advertisers. Disclosure required. The other category is Advertisers - PayPerPost delivers online word of mouth marketing, brand building and traffic generation through the world's largest consumer generated advertising community and marketplace.

Not only this, they offer latest paperpost news. They also feature top bloggers of the month as well as related sites for the users to visit and get familiar with. It's so exciting, I'm so glad I am a member of payperpost. Hurry and be one of us!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


1st PART

2nd PART

The Philippines has the vast potential to attain rice self-sufficiency if all land suitable is used to plant rice under the best technological and farm management conditions. There are fears that the rice shortage could worsen in the coming months.The government has warned rice hoarders that they would be given life imprisonment if found guilty - underlining the highly sensitive nature of the issue for the authorities. But a lack of investment in the agricultural sector is raising serious questions about how the Philippines will be able to cope with its falling domestic production in the near future.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Rice Shortage in Philippines

Philippine farmers warned Wednesday that the country was facing a serious rice supply crisis, as the government signed a deal to import rice from Vietnam to boost local reserves at a time of rising prices and shrinking global stocks.

"The traders will definitely take advantage of the limited supply, while the government will be dependent on the imported rice for its buffer stock," said Jimmy Tadeo from the National Rice Farmers' Council .

The Philippines consumes about 13.1 million tons of rice annually, most of which is grown domestically. But dwindling domestic production and corruption in the rice supply chain have created a recurrent shortfall of about 10 percent. The government has to purchase about 2.2 million tons from the international market every year, making the Philippines the world's biggest rice importer.

The government plans to increase local production by planting an additional 1.5 million acres of rice during the rainy season in the country's 10 poorest provinces and another 1.2 million acres in other provinces.

Monday, April 7, 2008

ThE DaY Of VaLoR!


This April 9 is Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) a.k.a. Bataan Day in Philippines - a yearly commemoration of Filipino heroes who fought for freedom during World War II. Fall of Bataan, marked the atrocities of Japanese army to the captives of 66,000 Filipinos (only 27,000 are listed combat effective) and 11,796 Americans who walked in the infamous death march from Mariveles, Bataan to Camp O’Donnell in Capas, Tarlac – approx. 60mile distance.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

ThE ViEw FiNdEr TaLk ShOw

After dropping by Alchemy of Vision and Light, we headed for the Mix FM for the program Viewfinder where Ayyi and some of the Beam staffs will be guesting. The topic was about the projects of BEAM and techniques, materials and modules for teaching. The program took 1 hour and 40 minutes, there were still a lot of things to be tackled but the time is short.

While Ayyi and the Beam stuffs were having their talk show, me and Fern were taking pictures at Basti's Brew beside the FM station. When the program ended, everybody decided to eat at Dimsum Dinners. After that, me and my boyfriend went home already while Fern and Ayyi went to MTS and met Teng.

BoNdInG TiMe @ PiCoBeLlO's

After the christening party of our friend's daughter, me and my sweety went to meet up with our teammates in the production at Picobello's for pizza. On our way to Picobello's, we met Ayyi at the elevator,. We ordered 2 flavors of pizza since Picobello's has a buy one take one promo on pizzas. Then Sharon and Fern suddenly came and ordered another pizza. We had a nice time with each other. We took pictures and had jokes. It was one of the best times with friends. We left the place with our tummies full...

OoOOpssss! The fun never stop! When we left Picobello's, Ayyi asked us if we could accompany her at MIX FM because she and some of the BEAM Boss will be guesting in a talk show. But since it was still early, the group decided to go and drop by AVL or Alchemy of Vision and Light the Davao Production House. Unfortunately, it was closed. So, we wasted time by taking pictures along the road and headed to Mix FM station.

BaBy ArRiAnE's CrIsTeNiNg DaY

Early this morning i was still so sleepy when the alarm rang. It's our friend Sly's daughter Arriane's christening day! I had a light breakfast and took a bath. I hurriedly dressed up because my boyfriend was down stairs already waiting for me. He doesn't wanna be late because he will be Arriane's Godfather. And so, we went to the church where the baby is said to be baptized then we went to their house and had lunch.

After having lunch, Sly and his wife offered us beers. Everybody in the group was getting drunk, so I asked my boyfriend to stop drinking before he gets drunk. My boyfriend said that he was feeling a little bit tipsy already, so we had to get going. Our friend Ayyi invited the whole teammates in the production for Pizza at Picobello's. So, we left and went to meet up with our teammates.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

ChiLd LaBoR! WhO ShOuLd Be BLAmEd?

Yesterday, I got home at 9:30 pm. Since I'm not yet sleepy, I turned on the computer and watched film documentaries through Youtube to learn more about it for the up coming film documentary workshop. While searching for more documentaries, I suddenly saw a very interesting link of a video entitled "Mga Batang Kayod Kalabaw"By i Witness. I don't know what I felt while I was watching it. The documentary was about Child labor, deforestation, and bribery. Those kids were supposed to be in school, not working! Should we blame their parents or the Government? Tell me what you think and drop a comment on this post.

Thanks to bualaw08 for the film documentary. Thanks to i Witness!




I hope i would learn a lot of things during the workshop And come up with such documentary! I'm nervous yet excited!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

A SwEeT SuRpRiSe!

Just want to share 1 surprise that i made for my boyfriend. Early one morning i needed to go to Kuya Mac's office for my project presentation. I was there all alone the whole morning, I was doing my project at the same time Chatting with my boyfriend. We decided to have lunch together and asked him to fetch me in the office. Before lunch came, I made a surprise for him. I made a short video clip and posted something on the white board.

At noon time, i heard a knock on the door. It was him! Instead of letting him in, i asked him to blindfold himself. When he got inside the office, i played the video clip and took off his blindfold. He cried when he saw the video clip and the things i wrote on the white board. I'm so happy i put a smile on his face... He said he was surprised and he loves it! Oh I love you sweety!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

FiLm DoCuMeNtArY WoRkShOp!

digital video

My Boyfriend's good friend Teng Mangansakan II, will be conducting a Film Documentary Workshop starting April 12 in Davao City. The Workshop will hold classes and lectures during weekends of April (April 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27). Documentary projects will be produced on May. These documentaries will be screened during the 1st Salam Mindanao International Film Festival later this year.

Canadian filmmaker Dominic Morrissette (Afghan Chronicles) will be the guest speaker of the Workshop.Morrissette is the director of Afghan Chronicles.

Regular registration is PhP1,800 but early birds will have a discounted registration of PhP1,500. Students will enjoy a further reduced PhP1,200 registration.

For more information, please email