refreshing the child

The last two weeks saw the city of Cebu busy with the Sinulog festivities -- vibrant colors, bustling sounds and the distinct beat that makes the dance what it is. Sinulog is always celebrated every third Sunday of the first month of the year. And like most Cebuanos, we were there.

But for the last three years we really haven’t been able to get a good glimpse of the street parade, with our little boy in tow and the flock of people, we just had to watch the mardi gras from a distance. Good thing we live in Sto. Niño Village, which also has its own version of the Sinulog, celebrated a week after. Although less grand in scale, it still has the same festive spirit, and the best part is, the parade passes right in front of our abode.

the Sinulog parade

So we always make it a point to invite friends and family to our fiesta celebration. And last weekend was just that – our village’s own Sinulog fiesta.

Close friends, family and a bunch of kids came.

the Kids and Adults enjoying the Sinulog fiesta

Our little Zai Angelo had a blast playing and watching the parade. By late afternoon he was already flat tired but woke up around eight in the evening. And in between play and dinner he drinks REAL LEAF GREEN TEA, which methinks got him rejuvenated. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to snap the moments for photographs. We just had to make him pose drinking the REAL LEAF GREEN TEA and submit it as our entry to Miss Neomi’s blog contest as well as YUGATECH’s and also at Kubierto's. Fortunately though, he likes to make the pose equally as he likes drinking REAL LEAF GREEN TEA. He said: it’s like iced tea dad, and it tastes really good, too!

Here are the pictures.

Zai Angelo drinks REAL LEAF after playing, eating or while watching t.v

Final dose:
Hope everyone had fun during the Sinulog.
Have fun drinking REAL LEAF GREEN TEA, too!


mo siyagit og kusog

It's that time of year again when Cebuanos go out to the streets to celebrate the annual fiesta senyor - the Sinulog

And as true blue Cebuanos, we will definitely join in the revelry. Go out on the streets and enjoy the Mardi Gras.

Pit Senyor everyone!

♪♫ Sinulog, isyagit ug kusog; (Pit Señor, Pit Señor) tanan magsaulog
Sinulog, isyagit ug kusog; (Pit Señor, Pit Señor) tanan magsaulog

Sisisinulog, sisisinulog
pit senyor kang lolo kini
pit senyor kang lola kini
pit senyor kang tatay kini

pit senyor kang nanay kini
Gisugdan ni balanghay maoy atong dungog
Sayaw nga giparis pag lihok sa sulog

Pangadje ug manampit alang sa Santo Niño

Ihalad ang kinabuhi aron malipay pa ang Ginoo ♪♫

Zai Angelo blows his whistle during last year's Sinulog

final dose:
pit senyor kang Angelo kini

pit senyor kang
Alli kini
pit senyor
kang Toni kini


great expectations

For people with normal lives, the first working week of the year has just passed. Does it go without saying that when you start the year boring, well, it’s going to end boring? Nay!

2010 – What lies ahead?

I’m pretty sure everyone has been asked this question before -- “How do you see yourself ten years from now?” Not only is this question stupid, it’s ridiculous how we are so eager to say what we can be in ten years time. As we look back, we were never close to what we said long ago. Haven’t you realized that back in the days when the movies predicted flying cars and walking robots by the year 2000, but hey, it’s not happening and it won’t be for the next five years or so. It’s not a question of technology; it’s asking when this will be a reality.

So to be more realistic, I won’t be mentioning any resolutions, any promises that are hardly doable. Let me just give three expectations though for the year ahead.
  • This year, I expect our little boy to graduate from nursery school, and do it with ease and with flying colors at that. Zai Angelo has been enjoying his first year in school and has been learning a lot; it’s evident on how well he converses with other kids and adults, and damn, I’m just so proud of him. I expect him to stay as healthy as he can be, just like last year when he was never admitted in the hospital, as long as being good parents, we will continue to provide.
  • This year, I expect wifey to achieve whatever ideas she has in mind, whatever those may be. Allison has been constant with presenting new approaches, be it at work or in the family. I expect her to do even more, from being the hardworking trainer to a doting mom and a dutiful wife, as long as I’ll be by her side to support her.
  • This year, I expect to be an architect! If the PRC won’t deny my application again and if I’ll continue to have my inspirations – my only determination is to succeed. Now that’s bold.
our little walking robot - Angelo as bumble bee
during the Halloween costume contest at SM City Cebu

2010 – What lies ahead? – More parties, more celebrations and vacations, more love, more beer!

Final dose:
Expect nothing, live frugally on surprise. – Alice Walker


bring it on 2010!

New is the year,
new are the hopes
and the aspirations,
new is the resolution,
new are the spirits
and forever our warm wishes are for you.
Have a promising and fulfilling new year.

May the year 2010 be meaningful and prosperous

final dose:
Happy New Year everyone!