Saturday, December 31, 2011

"Glimpse of Glory and Censure" (Online Ink’s Year End Review)

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The year of the Golden Rabbit is a milestone. . .
It has countless of remarkable happenings; joyful, glorious, unpleasant, and even thrilling experience.
Each day is a surprise. It might begin victorious and suddenly might drop.
Or might lose hope and on the last minute might rise.

Many have experience success; in business, career and even love.
Some have gone through tragedies and painful times.

But undeniably, this year is a year to celebrate how blessings have abundantly poured upon the hands of everyone. How the 12 months have embraced by the everlasting love of our creator and how he perfectly shined the bright light of hope to everyone.

Let us have a glimpse on the year of the Golden rabbit with a thankful heart and glory to God.

“BUENA MANO”— Best Angle Capture
'a statuesque 5’9"
 Waif thin 109 lbs.                                                                                               
named  SUPER MODEL!!

The stunning body of Danica Magpantay
(Photo by Google)
A toast for the year 2011 was made extra especial for the Magpantay clan, as their daughther Danica Flores Magpantay bagged the tiltle “2011 Ford Super Model of the World”, ensued last January 22, in New York City.

Danica Magpantay's shining moment as she  conquer the stage and  let the world see  the true beauty of a Filipina.
(Photo by Google)
The 17 years old lady once again proved the outshining gorgeous of Pinay among over 50 countries competed in the prestigious Ford Super Model of the world. Thus, winning a $250,000 (P11.12 million) modeling contract.

The Super Model
(Photo By Google)
Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters  Reigns for the 3rd Time”
Every team grabs the ball. . .
Takes the rebound. . .
Closes defense. . .
Fastens dribbles. . .
And seizes three-points . . .
Because nobody wants to lose!!!

Tropang Texters celebrates their back-to-back championship in PBA
(Photo by Fire Quinito)
More than 15,000 Talk and Text fans echoed the big dome with shouts and cheer as the team outgunned the Beermen. And vigorously won the 2010-2011 PBA Cup, laying at the pilot’s seat is the play maker Jimmy Alapag who was also chosen as the finals MVP.
Winning the third PBA- Philippine Cup title made every team enthusiast for the next game.

“Ligalig ng Yanig”— 5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Slaps Metro Manila
Treacherous tremor occurred late in the afternoon at exactly 6:37 of March 21. Makati and Quezon City specifically experienced the vibration of the said earthquake.  As reported by the PHILVOLCS, the epicenter of the earthquake had been trace in the coast of Occidental Mindoro.

Although there were no reported damages and injuries among Metro, Manila inhabitants and the PHIVOLCS informs the public not to worry regarding the tremor. The public, most especially agencies in-concerned with earthquake had promoted different agenda for the safety during earthquake occurrences.

The Jan-Jan Incident Case 
Willie Revillame is again on the hot seat.

It was on the month of April when different sectors especially the Commission on Human Rights expressed their strong condemnation about the “Willing Willie” episode aired on March 12, 2011 wherein a 6-year old boy named Jan-Jan Suan performed a “macho-dancing routine”. This according to the CHR exhibits an exploitation of the child’s innocence and demeans his inherent dignity for entertainment's sake.
The multiple pressures exerted on Jan-Jan by the TV program’s host no other than Willie Revillame, audience, and his parents to perform a humiliating act in exchange for ten thousand pesos constitute child abuse. This incident had lead to a temporary termination of the program a month after the incident.

Willie Revillame, as he again faces new case.
Pacquiao versus Mosley 
As expected, the eight time World Boxing Champion Manny Pacman Pacquiao again brings glory the Filipinos on his Mosley fight in May, amidst the toppling issues and controversies that bubbled our country.

Pacquiao fires off an early knockdown punch to Sugar Shane Mosley as the latter resorted to backpedalling and survived y staying away from a direct engagement.  Pacquiao appear too gentlemanly as they tend to exchange punches like a sparring session, that disappointed most fans.
Yet, Pacman remained on top of the heat as the best pound-for-pound fighter on the planet.

There's no doubt, Manny Pacquiao is a Pound-for-Pound King 
Philippines Man Crowned World’s Shortest 
A teenager in a rural province of the country was then recognized as the World’s Shortest Man as he turned eighteen.

Junrey Balawing, who is 59.93cm (23.6 inches) tall, felt proud as the Guiness Book of World Records presented him the certificate on his birthday on June 12.

He is more than 7cm shorter than the previous record holder, Khagendra Thapa Magar from Nepal, who had held the record since last October.

According to his father, Junrey had stopped growing since two. Junrey had difficulty in standing and walking but relatives and the community remained protective of him.
A cute victory for Junrey Balawing, who is 59.53 cm (23.6 inches)
Year of the Youth break the famous line of Dr. Jose Rizal
“Tularan mo ang bata, bulag sa kasalanan”

Children cannot lie because they are afraid to take the consequence of lying. But children today seem to change as the time move fast, they often involve in troubles. If before, children are innocent in making quandaries, now, they are one of the society’s problems.

Many were astonish as news in the television always flashing about these children who fearlessly running in the highway of EDSA, opening different cars, their target victim during traffic. And if they are spotted by authorities, these children were valiantly and easily jump over the elevated walls.

Video is owned by the Administrators

Because of this alarming incident, Congress passed the Republic Act 9344 or also known as the Juvenile Justice Act in the year 2006.
This law implies some provisions about the rights of those children who commit crimes.

According to this law, those children age lower than 15 are not yet criminally liable in any crime they committed. But those children age 15 10 18 should undergo the Intervention Program and Rehabilitation.

This law also implemented the Juvenile Justice Act and Welfare Council (JJWC) which consist of different agencies and the Department of Justice (DOJ) in executing the said law. One of the Agencies is the Commission on Human Rights.

Video is owned by the Administrators

If these children were not victims of syndicates poverty and influence of the people around them are some of the causes why they tend to commit crimes at their young age.

According to Ms. Dalisay Balagbagan, Psychologist and Guidance of Counselor of Polytechnic University of the Philippine, College of Communication, College of Technology and College of Engineering and Architecture, poverty and family problems are some of the major reasons why they involve in this kind of situation.

At the end of the day, children cannot commit crimes at their young age if and only if they were properly guided by their parents.

Maybe if the Children In Conflict with the Law were suitably mold by good moral and respect, if there’s no, at least, they were just ‘few’ numbers of children who are committing crimes. Maybe, there’s ‘no need’ to have a law that tackles their rights.

The famous line of Dr. Jose Rizal, “Ang Kabataan ang Pag-asa ng Bayan” seems to contradict to what’s happening with the children today. But it’s not yet the end, there’s still time to change, especially for those children who chose to take the wrong path.

It is not right to judge these children based on the crime they have done, let them feel who really they are and what really their role in the society. Help them to take the right path this coming year of the water dragon and let them burn with assenting atmosphere.

Scandalous Showbiz Crime of the Year
As the month of October came to an end, one of the most shocking crime involving one of the most influential and biggest family in the world of politics and showbiz existed. It embodied the barbaric murder of one of the 72 children of Revilla Sr.; Ramgen Jose Magsaysay Bautista, also known as Ramgen Revilla. 

Video Courtesy of GMA Network

In the midst of the night of Oct. 28, 2011, the Bautista family residence at Paranaque City witnessed a brutal crime involving four major personalities that make up the story. Ramgen, the one who got multiple stab wounds and a shot to his head which eventually lead to his early death. Janelle Manahan, an actress and Ramgen’s girlfriend who also happened to be in the house where the crime took place that night, and also suffered from two shots in her head but luckily saved the fatal moment. Ramona “Mara” Bautista, Ramgen’s sister who, according to the police served at that time as the accesory of the crime enabling the killer to enter Ramgen’s room.And lastly, Ramon Joseph “RJ” Bautista, the timid brother of Ramgen and also one of the alleged suspect.

According to Ronald Ancajas, (Ramgen’s personal assistant and one of the alleged suspect) it is possible that the killing was planned and executed by the victim’s own siblings because of their rumored rivalry over money. Being the eldest, it was Ramgen whom their father trusted to managed their allowance. 

Janelle, after undergoing to some surgeries and operations, supported the given statement. According to her, Ramgen acted as the mother - father figure to the family. He’s the one responsible to punished, castigate and disciplined them for their false actions and doings.  This controlling action might trigger the hidden - malevolent feelings of his siblings to arrive at this callous crime.

GMA’s Drastic Moment
One of the controversial happenings in the world of politics highlighted the existence of the 11th month of 2011. It is one of the well-known controversy that make it to the front page of some leading broadsheets and tabloids, daliy discussion on radio stations and local TV networks appearances. It featured the filing of the electoral sabotage issued by the Comelec to the former President now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Gov. Andal Ampatuan Sr. and former election supervisor Lintang Bedol.

According to Comelec commissioner Augusto Lagman, the required votes to file the case was met with the 5-2 votes.

Pasay RTC Judge Jesus Mupas issued the arrest warrants later in that day.

The warrant for GMA was served inside her room at the St. Lukes Medical Center in Taguig City where she was confined. 

In connection with the Maguindanao massacre, Ampatuan is detained at the Camp Bagong Diwa while Bedol is  also under detention. 

However, despite of the unpleasant and awful turn of events, Pres. Aquino wants Arroyo dealed with great respect according to Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima as she was once became a president.  

Sendong’s Wrathful Rage ; Hello before Christmas
While some of us were busy preparing for the coming of Christmas, others were tirelessly searching for their family even without a little assurance if they were still alive or in the worst situation, dead. Others were full of agonies and problem on how to bury the cold, dead bodies of their loved ones. Others were facing the new-life with question on how, when and where again to start a new life again away from the tremendous scenario they have experienced after the tropical storm Sendong caused great and sudden destruction in the island of Mindanao.

December 15 2011 signalled the arrival of the tropical storm to the Philippine area of responsibility. Without any tip-off, it found it’s way to Surigao del Sur Mindanao. After a moment, it leaved it’s first stop and proceeded to Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City where it showed it’s great strength through flash floods and continuous, unbreakable rain. 

As dawn approaches, the image of the whole spot unnerved the people making it to look like an infinite and wide chocolate-colored bodies of water. It also ruined thousands of residences, livestocks and farm. The setting was so heart- pounding over the sea of lifeless body of the people.

A heart-pounding view after Sendong devastated the area
There were estimated 1,249 fatalities and 1,079 were officially missing from cagayan de Oro and Iligan City and other nearby provinces. Because of the landslide brought by the hard rain, 5 people died at the Compostella Valley. According to the AFP, about 2,000 were also rescued. More or less 39, 863 people were staying in 34 evacuation centers in both Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City.

Due to the rapid and unexpected number of dead bodies, funeral parlors confessed that they cannot harbour the immense number uof lifeless bodies that lead to the lacking of coffin and formalin. 

Different government and private agencies and regional and organizations are now giving their solid help to the victims be it in kind or in cash. Local and regional TV networks also lend a helping hand to the victims and survivors by means of foods, clothes, personal care stuffs and cash. The government of Malaysia and Germany also gave an ample help by donating P34 million. The Association of the Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) Europe, USA and Asia-Pacific also gave generous assistance to the affected people.

---As the curtain of the year 2011, folded and bid its last farewell, those crucial and momentous episodes mentioned above that filled the movie strips of our nation will also vanish soon.

Just like the common movies, one can categorically find it as comedy, horror, action, science – fiction and heartwarming kind. Be it in showbiz, politics, local events (crime, good news, bad news, tragic events) and foreign news; it all made our mind to focus (waiting for every step) and deeply affected us. It influenced us on a way that we didn’t even expected and beyond our senses.

But despite of these occurrences; whether it positively or negatively affects us, we should always keep in mind that everything happens for a reason and it is for the better. Our Creator designed it all for us to become a better person and it made our life to be packed with lots of superb colors and that’s what makes life different. Regardless of the awful and unwanted happenings, one must take the courage to go on and face the new life armed with strength, valour and a new and refresh mindset that everything will going to be fine.

As a human with the ability to balance out things, we must take into account that everything has its own end. As we leave the cinema where we witnessed the show of our whole and intricate nation just like any other people who departed after watching the movie, we must be fulfilled and pleased.

“There’s a rainbow always after the rain” a line from the song “Rainbow” by the Southboarder that gave us a noteworthy message that we can apply to our life especially when face with troubles.

Friday, December 23, 2011

The Heart of Noche Buena

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    Filipinos love food, their indulgence with delicious fares made every occasion unique, their love of cooking and experimenting ingredients made way of having a distinction when it comes to delicacies.

    In the matter of taste, Filipino dominates. . .
    Another thing Pinoy always wanted to pursue is their love to feast. Their passion to make celebration even in the simplest occasion only prove how big is the heart of the Filipino in appreciating small things.

    And these thought made no single doubt how they value NOCHE BUENA. . .
    Associated with Christmas is what we called “Noche Buena”, the most anticipated gathering of the whole family during the Christmas Eve. It is a tradition inspired by the Spanish and went through decades and generations. And as of today, it is considered as one of the most divulges tradition in the Philippines, delighted with varieties of delicacies, made this occasion an extraordinary.

    As Christmas being tagged “Time for the Family” Noche Buena serves as the initial way to unite. Because of the desire to cook and eat together, relatives from Manila and from other places gather at province to celebrate the nativity at their most traditional way despite of the long trip and uncomfortable bus situation.
    Laughing while exchanging greeting to each of the family members “kumustahan” first satisfy the cravings of one’s heart.  And “beso-beso” would be the warmest greetings of all, perhaps could be called “appetizer”.

    And going through the main dish, there goes the most popular “lechon, morcon, embutido,pansit, lumpia and relyenong bangus” and completing the salo-salo indulgence, “ham on the table will be placed”.

    Foods and love ones . . . these completes the festivity, the occasion that would never be special with the absence of the heart that can truly value the essence of love.
    Because certainl,y Noche Buena is not solely a festivity, abounding with lots of food. Nor on the specialty of the cuisines serve on the table. Above all, it reflects the true meaning of intimacy on the relationship of the family

    A Despicable Merry Dinner
    The problem with most of the Noche Buena dinners we have nowadays is that they are very sumptuous and costly. But having a tight budget doesn’t mean that one can’t afford a merry Christmas dinner for the family.
    During the Spanish Era, it was said that the banquets for the feast of these prosperous colonizers is very sumptuous. Filipinos that time couldn’t afford preparing and finding the ingredients of these Spanish menus. And so, they opted to prepare Chinese cuisines that are not only easy to cook but flavorful and affordable. Why not try some common treats with the touch of Chinese culture.

    Christmas won’t be complete without Pancit. Almost all households have varieties of pancit dishes served on the Christmas dinner. We also have pancit served in all of our holidays and other celebrations. These all time favorite Chinese noodle dish comes in various flavors and is ready to cook. Both for the rich and the poor, you could also made a respectable Pancit Bihon just with noodles, soy sauce, bouillon cubes, slivers of thinly-sliced meat, and shredded vegetables like carrots, peas, and celery stalks.

    Pancit Bihon Recipe
    -           Estimated cooking & preparation time: 45 minutes

    Pancit Bihon Ingredients: 
    -          1 8 oz. pack pancit bihon noodles
    -          1 cooked chicken breast, shredded
    -          2 cups of chicken broth or 2 chicken bouillon cubes dissolved in 2 cups of water
    -          1/4 cabbage, sliced into strips
    -          1 onion, pealed and sliced
    -          3 cloves of garlic, crushed and minced
    -          1/3 cup scallions, cut into pieces
    -          1 carrot, sliced into strips
    -          2 tablespoons of cooking oil
    -          3/4 cup diced celery
    -          3 tablespoons soy sauce
    -          Salt and pepper to taste
    -          5 pieces of calamansi or 1 lemon, sliced

    Pancit Bihon Cooking Instructions:
    -          Soak the pancit bihon noodles to soften for 10 minutes
    -          Grease a large pan or wok with oil. Sauté garlic and onions.
    -          Add the chicken broth, the shredded chicken breast and all the vegetables until cooked.
    -          Mix in the pancit bihon noodles and add the soy sauce, cook for about 5 minutes or until the noodles are soft.
    -          Salt and pepper to taste.
    -          Serve hot with sliced calamansi on the side.

    Cooking Notes:
    -          Calamansi or lemon is to be squeezed into the pancit bihon before eating.

    And who would forget an all wrapped on treat like Lumpia? Lumpia is a local take on the traditional Chinese fried dimsum. Also known as Shanghai Roll or Spring Roll, it is usually made from ground pork enclosed in a special wrapper made from eggs and flour. The rolls are then deep-fried to a crisp golden brown, with the remaining filling used to prepare other dishes like wonton, molo, and meatballs.

    Fresh lumpia, or lumpiang ubod, is a uniquely Filipino form of spring rolls. Instead of deep-frying, the dish is kept as raw as possible, with only the wrapper steamed and the filling warmed through. Bamboo and coconut shoots are added and the rolls are usually served with peanut sauce and other condiments.

    What makes the Christmas sweeter are our rice cakes or popularly known as “kakanin”. Rice cakes are common in Filipino cuisine, especially bibingka and puto bumbong. These snack items are usually served during Simbang Gabi (traditional dawn masses held for nine consecutive days before December 25). Coupled with a cup of hot coffee or a mug of steamed chocolate, the rice cakes make pulling one’s self out of bed early in the morning and staying awake during the entire homily worthwhile.

    While puto bumbong can trace its origins to traditional Filipino cooking methods, bibingka is remarkably similar to many Chinese rice cakes, particularly those from the Jinan, Qinghai, and Shaanxi cooking traditions. Bibingka can be eaten as is, but is usually served and enjoyed with a slathering of margarine, a sprinkling of salt, and a few slices of red salted eggs. Sitting down to a hot plate of bibingka is like an international dining experience, especially when the rice cakes are washed down with a cup of Spanish hot chocolate or indigenous coffee.

    Holiday treats to keep Fats and Cholesterol at bay
    While it is true that hams, lechon (pork or chicken) and embutido are truly yummy and mouthwatering, they are also full of fat and bad cholesterol, which to the hypertensive and diabetic lot, spell danger. For people with dietary problems or even for the plain health conscious, we recommend you these healthy Noche Buena recipes that are sure to keep the calories and cholesterol at bay.

    Here’s something light and healthy to start your Noche Buena feast – the Ensalada Noche Buena.
    Ensalada comes from the Latin word salata which means salty. Of Spanish origin, ensalada is an appetizer which is actually a medley of vegetables, fruits, nuts, croutons, fish, cheese, etc. served with salad dressing.

    Through the years, culinary experts have created various versions of ensalada using different ingredients and dressings. We recommend this healthy salad to perk up your traditional Christmas family dinner.

    - 8 servings (serving size: about 1 2/3 cups salad and about 1 tablespoon dressing)

    Ingredients :
    -          4 large navel oranges
    -          large red grapefruit
    -          3 cups (1-inch) cubed peeled jicama (about 1 pound)
    -          3/4 cup slivered red radishes (about 6 medium)
    -          1 1/2 teaspoons grated lime rind
    -          3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    -          3 tablespoons plain fat-free yogurt
    -          2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
    -          1 1/ 2 tablespoons honey
    -          1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    -          Dash of salt
    -          4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
    -          cup pomegranate seeds
    -          3 tablespoons unsalted pumpkinseed kernels, toasted 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

    Peel and section oranges and grapefruit over a large bowl, reserving juice; add sections to juice. Add jicama and radishes to orange mixture; toss gently. Cover and chill 30 minutes. Combine rind and next six ingredients (through salt) in a small bowl, stirring until smooth. Arrange lettuce in a large bowl. Using a slotted spoon, place the orange mixture over lettuce; drizzle evenly with yogurt mixture. Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds, pumpkin seed kernels, and cilantro.

    Nutritional information:
    -          Calories 133 (22% from fat)
    -          Fat      3.3 g (sat. 3.3 g mono. 1.6 g poly. 1.2 g)
    -          Protein    2.2 g
    -          Carbohydrate 26.2 g
    -          Fiber    5.7 g
    -          Cholesterol    2.6 mg
    -          Iron    0.9 mg
    -          Sodium    58 mg
    -          Calcium    65 mg

    How to bake a Banana Cake
    Learn to bake one of the best loved healthy cakes.
    We’ve asked local coffee shop owners what are the top five bestselling cakes and always, the classic banana cake would land on the list. Of course we weren’t surprised. Banana cakes are well-loved because they are healthy (as compared with other super sweet cakes), yummy and easy to make. Try this favorite recipe and earn more!
    -          1 1/2 cups shortening
    -          4 1/2 cups sugar
    -          1 tablespoon vanilla
    -          6 eggs
    -          2 1/2 cups mashed bananas
    -          7 cups sifted cake flour
    -          1 teaspoon baking soda
    -          1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    1 1/2 cups buttermilk1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

    The Classic Pinakbet
    There are a lot of variations of this Ilocano dish but nothing compares to the version of the great Ilocano cooks.

    In the Northern part of the country, some people I say pinakbet tastes different from the ones served in the restaurants of Manila, or even from the Southern part of the Philippines. The ampalaya tastes more bitter, the bagoong, saltier and the rest of the ingredients, a little bit crispier.

    Pinakbet is the contracted form of the Ilocano word pinakebbet, meaning “shrunk” or shriveled.” In Ilocos province, people use bagoong as the main flavor of this all-Filipino dish, while in the South, alamang is preferred. Other ingredients include eggplant, tomatoes, ginger, squash, lima beans, winged beans, etc. But through the years, pinakbet has evolved into various forms. Let’s try to learn the classic way of preparing this great Ilocano dish.

    Crunch Spinach Salad with Mandarin Oranges
    The greatest challenge to most of us is how to trim down those unwanted fat in our bellies. By this time, not all the will power in the world can make us stick to our New Year resolution of losing weight. And while daily exercises or gym calisthenics can help curb our unwanted avoirdupois, we still have to stick to a diet that’s low in fat.

    This simple salad recipe by kmcallister ( is ideal for people who want to win the battle of the bulge or just want to maintain a healthy, curvaceous figure. You can actually do innovations on your own and vary the recipes as your taste buds desire. If you happen to own an eatery, this can also add up to your growing list of healthy salad recipes and earn additional income. Remember, salads which are easy to make cost an arm and a leg in most restaurants nowadays. The important thing to remember is to ensure that your raw ingredients are fresh (of course organic ingredients are always preferred) in order to get the right benefits that a healthy salad can offer. So here’s to a new year of happy, healthy, eating!

    A Call and a Drive Away or Rush-In Foods
    Not having enough time to prepare some “tummy-friendly” dishes for Christmas? Want an easy, affordable yet luscious food for Noche Buena without even getting tired? Don’t worry… these queries can now be answer in just a call and drive away.

    As the much awaited day of December came nearer, Filipino families got busy buying and organizing various kinds of foods (be it simple or intricate) to be served on each modest yet elegantly arranged tables.
    But because of the mushrooming number of fast food chains nowadays that can be located at every corner of the town plus the fact that it is not time-consuming, most families were more inclined into it. Included here are the widely-known fried chicken, the children’s favorite spaghetti, ice cold drinks, special burgers, small/ large fries, ice creams of different flavors, brownies, pizzas and lasagna.

    It also offers delectable yet reasonable priced meals and various kinds of refreshments. It only requires less time for walking or driving, a call or a text away and just a minute time for waiting (if it is a delivery). 

    The pictures and recipes posted here is courtesy of

    Aside from these mouth-watering meals offered by various fast-food stores, people who do not have enough time in preparing for the Noche Buena may also try this dessert that can only be made less than half an hour. Easy, quick and affordable, what else can you ask for?
    A Filipino Noche Buena is not complete without some sweet in the table.

    Friday, December 16, 2011

    It's the Season of Polaris Star!

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    Cold breeze with ever soothing smell of pine tree fills the air. The poinsettia flowers were again tinted with blood-like ink. Houses and villages were vibrantly designed with lanterns and colorful lights, were melodic carolers awaken house owners with their voices, perfectly tuned with hand made instruments. And the traditional “bibingka and puto bung-bong” satisfies everyone after the most awaited “Misa de Galeo”.

    It’s about the season of giving, the outshinning of the Polaris, which smybolizes the near call for festivity. Parties and reunions will again be the topic anywhere. Exchanging gifts traditonally called “monito-monita” highlighted parties from schools, houses to work place. Certainly, “shopping galore” will be the toppest term. And of course the Christmas bonus! which nowadays define “noche buena”.         

    12’oclock of December 25, is a sweet moment for family gathering. Fruits, desserts, pastries, pasta and like others will be shared as everyone’s eye opened off prayers. Laughter and greeting of love will add-up to more wonderful celebration, that surely an enough reason to abscond past sentiments.

    Noticeably, Christmas spirit never fades; it can unite, teach to forgive and forget and most of all   bestows a living hope. Despite other occasions seem an ordinary, Christmas still creates the most memorable experience a person could have, perhaps no one can state why, but significantlly its value that moves and appreciates its essence. The power of Christmas will never be shaken, as it was called the birth of “Emmanuel”.

    “Christmas Obsession”
    What thing on earth that people cannot ever dare to miss as Christmas approaches?                                               
    For clues; lots of people are being crazy rushing on it!
    Month of December, for sure everyone had experienced it!
    All are opt to be thrilled and excited about this kind of “mania”. 
    The clues clearly revealed its subject, nonetheless SHOPPING.

    Talking about shopping, the spot where you want to fulfill it truly matters. There are unique and various kinds of shopping centers, plazas, and market here in the Philippines nowadays. That everyone can visit according to one’s lifestyle.

    Common to all Manileños and Manileñas, there goes the “Divisoria” being tagged as the mother of all markets suited for all types of people but commonly to those who has only an enough budget like the masses.

    The “Greenhills Shopping Center” for the middle class. But wanting to suit yourself with better environment, department stores namely; Robinsons and SM Shopping Centers and lots more will suits you.

    99.9% Christmas Treats at Commonwealth Market
    “A Place where you couldn’t ask for more”

    Who could ever denied, the cheapest and the closest to the heart of the shopping masses is now on the “New Horizon of the South?”A little divisoria of Quezon City—Tiangge at Commonwealt Market.

    It is one of the most notably area common for the average people, located with in the vicinity of Quezon City. Due to its very affordable products, varieties from approximately 45 stalls. No one can ever question off why people choose to huddle in this place.

    Notwithstanding the burning heat and the bumper to bumper scenario as walking along the way in searching for prefered items. But feeling of being drained and effort worth it all. Because what shoppers needed have it here.

    “Fashionista’s Corner”
    From top to bottom, tiangges here in Commonwealth  market had lots of them for you!

    For grown ups, try some dresses here for girls! You could purchased an affordable dress that suits you.

    For boys, try  some polo and kamiseta, only 270-300 pesos , you could pair it up with slacks, only 130-190 pesos or maong pants for only 200-250 pesos.

    If you are  looking for outdoor clothes but those who have  a touch of formality, try the vintage style of Taylor Swift!
    For only 170-230 pesos, you could afford vintage clothes that fits with jeans or leggings.

    Not ony that,  there are also lots of stuffs here for children!
    For only 140-150 pesos, you could buy these cute dresses for girls and mini polo and pants that cost 200-250 pesos for every pair.

    Well, if your child is an avid fan of  Angry Birds, lots of them had also invaded the children’s corner here.

    “Wrapped and Ribboned”

    There are a lot of  choices here for your gifts.

    For children, tiangges here bound with toys. For only 50 pesos you could afford various toys. Angry Birds stuffs are also available here. There are other lots of choices here, from jewelries, purse, and wallets.

    For the final touch of your gift, wrap them with some gift wrappers for only 10 pesos for three pieces.


    What makes Christmas more wonderful are Foods. If you want to shop some ingredients for your Noche Buena, Commonwealth Market offers lot of them starting from fruits.

    Whatever you desired recipe would be, you could surely buy their ingredients here for an affordable price and trusted quality.

    After a tiring shopping, satisfy your cravings with these treats. Have some barbeques, rice foods, ice cream and other foods to fill your hungry belly.

    “Safety-- MATTERS”

    Still, this season had also high rates of criminal intent like stealing and snatching, For consumers, there are lots of things to be remembered while having your street shopping. Enjoy shopping and keep secured.

    At the end of the day, Christmas is not just about buying gifts, new clothes and new stuffs. We must not forget that the real essence of Christmas is through giving without expecting any in return. We must share the blessing we have received for this year and celebrate our real Christmas-the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ and the peace He brings in our hearts.                                                                                                            

    Tuesday, December 13, 2011

    Your Digestive Mind Site - Taking the lead to Global Access

    Tuesday, December 13, 2011 0
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    With the advent of technology, the Online Ink’s blog site commission itself to deliver eminent and ethical matters with regard to public interest both nationally and internationally.

    Online Ink provides the needs and the privilege of the people in acquiring information to authorize and be knowledgeable and lead a meaningful lives.

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