Our Bonenkai (忘年会) Talent Show Performance

My 2017 ended amazingly! at the beginning of last year, I had thought of doing something different like go scuba diving or sky diving. Whoa! But that’s impossible for me to do, really. It would take a lot of my courage and bravery and money and connections. πŸ˜€ Kidding aside, I had thought of doing something I really wanted to do since birth! πŸ˜€ And that’s to “sing and dance in front of a crowd” ^_^ Yeah I know it sounds funny! I also laughed at myself at lot of times and even thought I was getting crazy or this is just the effect of watching a lot of Taylor Swift’s ‘Look what you made me do” videos on Youtube. πŸ˜€Β 

So…this Japanese-owned company I’m working at is having Bonenkai every December (of course! Bonenkai never happened in any other time of the year!) Every Bonenkai, (which means Year-end party in English by the way) teachers and staffs are invited to participate to perform in a Talent Show. It would be my third year in this company so I thought of joining the said event.Β 25396228_1842105232469039_5112011331609866850_n (1)

Luckily, I have this special friend, the kindest and pretty coworker of mine whom I’d invited to join in the talent show and agreed with me and voila! We had finally finished our performance brought home the bacon!Β 

It was such an amazing feeling! You know, like getting out of your comfort zone and exploring all the hidden things in you and letting it all out! Hahahaha! I know it may not be as special to everybody but I think that was the bravest act I made for myself.Β 25507706_1842105135802382_6021572030186551192_nYou might want to watch it here πŸ˜€ Thanks for reading my post.

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MTS. A Night Life for Everyone in Davao.

I don’t really go out at night. I’m more of a “home buddy” most of the time. I enjoy music more at home, in my room, than at some stuffy and crowded places outside my comfort zone.

But… there’s always an exception to the rule. This year in August we celebrated Kadayawan festival in Davao City. For those who are not from Davao City, Kadaywan is a festival celebrated annually in the month of August (usually in mid-August) an in which the locals perform various traditional activities like Cultural dancing, wearing traditional clothes and costumes on parades, and eating or selling our very own tropical fruits along the side-walks. This is actually the locals’ way of giving thanks to the gifts of nature, wealth of culture, and everything we have here in Davao.

So… for the first time in my 28 years of existence, I (with my son) decided to join my friends and went out for a taste of a night life. We went to MTS. It is one, if not the most, of the popular entertainment hub of the city.

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There is no entrance fee so you are free to check out the place first and decide later on how you can enjoy the ambiance.

Below are some of the food booths or small resto-bars you can find in MTS.

 

πŸ•πŸ•Calda PizzaπŸ•πŸ•
🎀🎀MTS Kanto Jazz Blues Atbp.🎀🎀
β˜•β˜•Blugre Coffeeβ˜•β˜•
🍷🍷Stairwell🍷🍷
🍎🍎The Good Food Co.🍎🍎
🍎🍎Claude’s Le Cafe de Ville🍎🍎
🍧🍧Aling Foping’s Halo-Halo Atbp.🍧🍧
πŸ‘πŸ—πŸ–Barbecue BossπŸ‘πŸ—πŸ–
πŸ‘πŸ—πŸ–JUMO GastropubπŸ‘πŸ—πŸ–
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Indulge the pleasure of various food and drinks while be entertained by the sound of music perform live by different local bands.

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Fall in Love with Nature in Hagimit Falls

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Last February 16, 2015, me and my husband together with our friends spent a special bonding time together in such a wonderful natural water fall seated in the deep part of Samal Island , just a five to ten minute boat ride from Davao City. The hagimit Waterfalls lies in a place called PeΓ±a Plata. We took a motorcycle ride from Babak and paid 50 pesos per head. We had a great time together esp. that we did not bring kids with us. I mean, we always appreciate bringing the kids in all of our out-of-town trips but this time, we decided to visit the place without them just because we wanted it to actually check on the place first for our kids’ Safety purposes. Well as a parent it is important to check the scene and ensure the safety since the place was a kind of far from the hustle and bustle.

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When we got there, we needed to pay 5 pesos for the Environmental fee and another 20 pesos for the resort’s entrance fee. Very cheap, right? Then as we enter the resort we saw a lot of small open cottages and cabins, if you want to stay overnight, surrounding the waterfalls. We paid 250.00 Pesos for the smallest cottage we got which I think is perfect because it was in the center being surrounded by the flowing water and it was just cozy for us.

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In Hagimit falls, though it’s quite small in terms of area it has a number of plunge pools. There are two high waterfall “overhangs” and a couple or three small waterfalls with plunge pools of course to swim by. The water was clear and cold. Perfect to go esp. in summer. We’d love to stay over the night but we did not as we needed to go back home before the dark bites.

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Take a quick look here if you’re looking for a place to stay overnight. πŸ‘€

The water came from the mountains and the place is still surrounded by a virgin forest. It was such an amazing experience! One of the best natural spots in Samal Island. And for the question of “If it is safe for kids?” No. But, Yes if we as parents always keep an eye to the rascals. LOL

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Thank you for reading guys! Click Here If you want more information about Hagimit Falls.

 

Christmas 2017

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Hans and the Christmas tree

This year’s Christmas, I have a feeling that it will just be simple unlike our previous Christmas celebration. My husband will be resigning from his job on second week of December so I think it will be more practical and reasonable to just celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ in a simple, yet solemn way. This would be the first Christmas we are celebrating as a complete family. My husband works as a Sales Staff of fruits and vegetables in a big supermarket and Christmas season is one of the busiest time of his company.

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However, the spirit of Christmas can now be felt at home because we started to decorate our home with Christmas stuffs.Β 15032189_10206940254854432_8720632519796094717_n

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I bought these stuffs online last year.

First Time in the Cinema

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Last Saturday, my brother texted me. He said in the message that would like to bring the kids to the cinema on Sunday. My initial reaction was, of course, excited! My brother also wanted me to go with them as he is not used to taking care of little kids. He’s still single and enjoying life as a bachelor. Alright, as I was saying, I was at first excited but what let me hang on the rope is that the fact that it will be their first time to watch a movie “in the cinema” and as a mother, I would love their “first’s” to be with us (hubby and me). But then, my brother was really persistent about bringing them with him, so, I replied yes. I wasn’t able to go with them because I have a job, even on Sunday. I can take a leave but its not too nice to make a short notice.

When my brother send the kids back home, he told me what happened. And it was like the funniest joke for me! πŸ˜€ He said, when they are about to enter the cinema, my youngest, who is 3 years old, said in loud voice, “Whoa! What a huge TV!” My two other kids parroted him and everyone who’ve heard laughed. I don’t know if I should feel embarrassed but the feeling of glee poured over. Then, when they sat down, the lights suddenly turned off which indicates that the movie is about to start, and my youngest son was surprised again saying, “Is it brown-out(power-outage)?”, again, my brother laughed silently and my two other kids giggled much. In the middle of the movie, my youngest son drifted off to sleep and snored. haha! Finally, when the movie is about to end, he woke up and asked his uncle to accompany him to pee…

Well, I guess, their first movie date together wasn’t that bad at all! They had a great time and they even told me what the movie was about. Oh…kids! I just love them soo much…