Friday, December 30, 2011

PASASALAMAT

Before 2011 officially bids farewell, I would like to thank those people who have made my 2011 such a wonderful and BONGGANG BONGGANG taon.

Read on.


Thursday, December 29, 2011

BELIEFS FOR A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!

Growing up, I was exposed to various family traditions to attract a prosperous New Year. It was a fun experience to observe the long held traditions especially on the preparation process.

Today, I will be sharing some of our Filipino Family Traditions to usher the coming year. On top of that, I will be sharing some funny (FYI: unreal) beliefs that come in my mind.

So before the year of the dragon waltz in, take a read on how to attract good vibes, good health and a happy life. It's time to go, raaaawr (the dragon way)!


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

MY 2011

2011 is the year that I come out of my comfort zone.

I’ve tried places that I’ve never been to. I’ve faced challenges that put my faith in God to the test. Indeed, this year is a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs.

Despite the challenges that I’ve had for this year, I am thankful that 2011 has been very good to me. I’ve had my share of triumphs this year. More or more, it's a fruitful year.

In this post, I won’t be serious. For that, I am throwing my personal award-awardan moment.

Read on.

Monday, December 26, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: PAMASKONG HANDOG WITH YENG CONSTANTINO

Yesterday, the whole world celebrated Christmas. Most of the time were spent on get together with family and friends. Gift giving and a stretch of festive dining pampered each and everyone.

Here in Brunei Darussalam, a special gift delighted the many Overseas Filipino Workers who weren’t given a chance to go back to the Philippines to spent the holidays. I was one of the many OFWs who were in Brunei to celebrate Christmas.

Believe it or not, Yeng Constantino, the first grand winner of Pinoy Dream Academy, had her concert in the Abode of Peace.

Wanna access the backstage preparations and her fantabulous performances? Read on.

Friday, December 23, 2011

IT'S (ALMOST) CHRISTMAS!

It's that time of the year again when the whole world celebrates a day of Jesus Christ's birth, Christmas. Okay. While everyone is just uber busy on preparing for either the Christmas Eve mass or some family reunion on Christmas Eve or on the 25th, I am also busy preparing myself for my 4th Christmas in Brunei. Unimaginably, this is my, yes, 4th Christmas celebration in the abode of peace. As you all know, I never had the chance to go back in the Philippines for the past years on Christmas time because my leave is always scheduled on April or May, which is the summer season in the Philippines.

So how does it go to celebrate Christmas in Brunei, especially that I'm single and away from my family? Read on to extract more kadramahan. Yes, this is a MMK story telling. Nah. No lah. Lah. Lah.


Thursday, December 22, 2011

ON LEAVING AND FINDING A NEW ADVENTURE!

It has been months now since I start to contemplate on where do I see myself for the next years of my life, say, two years from now. With this, I've been asking a lot of signs from God. Plus, at night, I never miss to pray and ask for guidance. Finally, God has given me a hint on where I should head after my adventures in Brunei.

I am ready to open a new chapter of my life.








Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A STRING OF HOLIDAY CHEERS AND TEARS!

Yesterday, I was absent at work. With the back-aching and throat-harassing activities that I had for the past weeks in preparation for Brunei's Who's Got Talent Season 3, my body finally complained. I got sick. I had a sore throat and yes, I got a bit of coughing. So, to not make things worse, I sought after a doctor and I was asked to take a bed rest. Thankfully, now, I'm feeling gooooood. The medicines, bed rest and gallons of water worked for my recovery.

As I was resting yesterday, I realized that I've been receiving a lot of blessings from God. And these blessings just come in perfect timing especially on helping me decide on things that confuse my life right now.


Sunday, December 11, 2011

GRAND FINALS OF BRUNEI'S WHO'S GOT TALENT SEASON 3

After weeks of voting and a night of the Semi-finals round, finally, the TOP 4 best performances were crowned in Brunei's Who's Got Talent Season 3! The news is, I didn't win. But even if I didn't win, I was just so haaaaaapppy with my performance because I knew that I gave my best and I really owned the stage.

Now, let me share to you my exciting journey! Read on and see the behind-the-scenes in the competition. Plus, watch my performances on the grandious night.

EXCLUSIVE: SEMI-FINALS OF BRUNEI'S WHO'S GOT TALENT SEASON 3

As of you all know, this year's Brunei's Who's Got Talent is made differently from the past seasons. First, the contestants or semi-finalists are asked to pick an artist through a draw. We, the contestants, have to pick a song that's performed by the artist. Second, if we get in to the grand finals, we have to perform two songs: one is the song from the artist that we picked and one song of our choice.

So, wanna my journey in the Semi-Finals Round of Brunei's Who's Got Talent? Wanna watch my performance? Read on!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

YENG CONSTANTINO IS COMING TO BRUNEI

Yeah, you read it right. Yeng Constantino, the Philippines' pop rock princess, will be in Brunei on Christmas Day!

Wanna know more about it? Read on!

Monday, December 5, 2011

FOR THAT ONE SPECIAL WOMAN IN MY LIFE

I was 24 when you left me in this world. I was devastated with your leaving. We, your family, were in awe when God decided to take you away you from us. We didn't have a choice. It was brought about by fate.

But if there's any lesson that I learned from your sudden departure, that is living our lives with so much love and strength.Today, I want to bring back the happy old times that we shared.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

TIPS AND TRICKS IN TAKING IELTS

Two weeks ago, I took the IELTS test. I had to take the exam as a requirement in Postgrad Studies overseas.

Despite the time-pressured and mind-shaking examination, I was able to pass the test. Finally, my anxiety ended as soon as I opened the brown envelop and my scores in the test flew in thin air.

So today, I will share to you some tips and tricks to ace the IELTS test. Of course, my statements will be based on my personal experiences.



Friday, December 2, 2011

FASHION 101: FROM ZERO TO HERO!

My officemates Soc and Jomai have been very supportive of me on my Who's Got Talent journey. That's evident from the moment I told them about my plan to go for a glam rock look or Adam Lambert-ish vibe; they've started looking for pictures online to doll me up!

So yesterday, we were all out to not only dine in a budget-friendly restaurant and celebrate my achievement in passing the IELTS test, we hunt for clothes that will help me achieve my glam rock fashion ensemble.

Wanna see the styling they did for me? Read on in this exciting special fashion 101 session!


Thursday, December 1, 2011

GUESTING AT PELANGI FM FOR BRUNEI'S WHO'S GOT TALENT!

Last night I had the chance to be interviewed by DJ Faye of Pelangi FM. Together with other two semi-finalists of Brunei's Who's Got Talent, I enjoyed the experience.

Wanna hear the full interview? Read on!

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