Monthly Archives: December 2011

December Madness

Barely 9 days before Christmas yet my Christmas list is not complete. Who’s to blame? The Director and those behind all these activities. Yes! This is still in connection with the Palaro in December entry.

We thought our activities will end with the sports fest. We’re wrong. Aside from the basketball, volleyball, bowling and dart tourney, we still have two things to deal with – CHORAL and DANCE PRESENTATION. These will be presented during the Christmas Party. This two-contest event is another deviation from the Christmas celebration tradition wherein only one competition is being made.

Anyway, like what was emphasized in my previous post, the people here in the bureau will not just come up with good presentations. They will always come up with something grand that is “at par” with The Philippine Madrigal Singers for choral or a dance number that will give the Bayanihan Dance Troupe a run for their money. And we know what is needed to come up with that kind of presentation. You have to hire top-notch trainers and of course practice… practice… and more practice.

So here I am. With my precious time divided to dance practice, choral practice, office work and lots of personal errands. Damn!

Will I ever get to complete my Christmas List? I hope not after Christmas.


My Mobile

I used to be a Nokia mobile phone user (I was able to use 4 models actually).

But now no more.

I switched to Samsung. And its the Champ.

Well, the switch has actually nothing to do with anything. I just took the Samsung phone because it was the only phone available for my postpaid plan.

The question now is: Am I satisfied with the phone’s performance?


… I can send short (and long…especially when I am mad and I dont see the need to call ‘coz it will just make things worse) messages to any parts of the world.

… I can call my friends and family member and even strangers.

… I can access my facebook account anytime and anywhere.

… I can take pictures whether for posterity or to aid me in my task (hehe! when I dont feel like taking notes or something, I take pictures!)

… and most of all, I can hear music even on the go!

Those were that matters, right?


January 6, 2011


This is still in line with the Palaro in December entry.

It was Saturday, and time for bowling game. Wifey and I decided to bring Ryx along. When Ryx was two years old, he received a bowling game set (the one made in plastic ideally for children). Since then, he already has an idea how to play the game. But he never saw the real thing yet. That’s why we grabbed the chance.

Before going to the bowling center, we briefed Ryx on the dos and donts once we get there. We were there for “official business” after all. So he can’t run around or do anything that might disturb the game. We’re glad that he followed the rules.

Anyway, our team played at alley 3 and 4. Unfortunately, I only practised at alley 1 and 2. So playing in that alley was a practice and final game rolled into one. Luckily, I was able to score 99 pin falls with one spare. Not bad! The next game was played at alley 7 and 8. My score improved to 105 pin falls. Yay! It pays to have a two-man cheering squad! Hehehe! Thanks Eena and Ryx! Your presence made a difference.

The game was about to end. I was standing in one of the bowling alleys cheering for our team. Then it occurred to me to call Ryx and have him touch the ball. I even allowed him to carry it to which he instantly said that it was indeed heavy.

When the game ended, I took one house ball and demonstrated to Ryx how to throw it. I got another one and asked him to give it a try. Since it was still too heavy for him, I told him to use both hands. He was hesitant at first but later on he give in. He gave it a try and he was able to do it! Unfortunately, the ball didn’t hit any pin.

After the game, we went straight to Mano-mano na Greenfields in Sta. Maria for our lunch.