Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy 80th Birthday Lola Nena!

My lola celebrated her 80th birthday today and my mom and my cousins gave her a surprise party at the Bethel Hotel in Dumaguete.

We really wanted to be there but Keith and I had work, and I also had a teambuilding to attend to. Anyway, the party was a success and my lola loved everything, esp the AVP presentation. There were also special (impromptu) dance numbers from each family. We watched the videos and they were hilarious, hehe!

My lola in blue, with her amigas.

Here is Lola Nena and Lolo Pancho. Aren't they cute? :)

My lola is a strong woman, with a very big heart. She is thoughtful, sweet, funny and very loving. She is very special to us, and we pray that God will continue to bless her with good health so she has more years to play with her great grand children. Happy Birthday Lola Nena! We love you very much! :)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Porta Verde Teambuilding

April 18-19, we had our teambuilding at Porta Verde Resort in Cavinti Laguna. We left Manila at 6am, taking the Rizal route to avoid traffic in SLEX. I got dizzy with the bituka ng manok (think Initial D), but our travel was smooth in general. We reached Laguna at 9:30am, and stopped by a convenience store to buy booze and ice.

Porta Verde was refreshing and nice. The lake was very serene. Our villa was perfect for us, and the view from our windows was awesome. We made a quick prayer before having lunch.

We had a cookfest challenge, with P1500 budget for each team. Here is Team Hajie with their dishes:

They served chowfan, chicken barbeque, spaghetti, one Thai dish, sago & gulaman and fruit salad. Just from the presentation of their food, you will be enticed to eat!

After lunch, we had some activities. I prepared two FGDs on Communication and Teamwork. It was fun!

Then, we prepared merienda. Here is Team Mau with our tacos and pizza breads. Of course everybody loved our food, especially the mango shake with tapioca. :)

After merienda, the girls went to swim, while the boys tried kayak. It sure was fun, and everybody was in high spirits.

Dinner was prepared by Team Rick. Even if we were all still very full from breakfast and merienda, we didn't pass dinner because food was great!

Then, we had some videoke and the classic one-two-three-pass. Losers got powered on the face, hehehe.

The following day, we had our boat ride by the lake. We saw a small island and decided to have some pictures. Cheers!

Thank you everyone! Until next time! :)

Cavinti, Laguna
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Friday, April 17, 2009

Say – John Mayer

Take all of your wasted honor
Every little past frustration
Take all of your so called problems
Better put them in quotations

Say what you need to say
Say what you need to say

Walking like a one man army
Fighting with the shadows in your head
Living out the same old moment
Knowing you'd be better off instead
If you could only

Say what you need to say
Say what you need to say
Say what you need to say

Have no fear for giving in
Have no fear for giving over
You better know that in the end
It's better to say too much
Than never to say what you need to say

Even if your hands are shaking
And your faith is broken
Even as your eyes are closing
Do it with a heart wide open

Say what you need to say
Say what you need to say

The Bucket List, Soundtrack

Sunday, April 12, 2009

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