Author: Lotlot
•6:44 PM

I like Brian Mcknight as a singer; likwise, all his songs.

I like the message of this song, " One Last Cry". It's worth pondering.

Unless we find the right or the destined person for us and unless we keep on loving, we could never escape from being hurt or from crying. We couldn't say, " This is my one last cry", if ever we cry for love because crying is already a part of the so called, LOVE.

When you love, you can't avoid yourself from crying, smiling, laughing, dreaming, rejoicing and living.

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•8:51 PM
Part of celebrating Christmas in the Philippines is to attend a "midnight mass" or "Misa de Gallo" in Spanish or "Simbang Gabi" in Tagalog.

Misa de Gallo is literally translated as "Rooster's Mass" because it was believed that the rooster was one of the first witnesses of the birth of Jesus Christ, and thus be the one to announce it. It lasts for nine days that starts on December 16 to December 24, wherein the people attend dawn masses at 4:00-5:00 a.m.

Filipinos wake up very early to attend dawn masses as an expression of devotion towards God; likewise, to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Morning Star, who bore and gave birth to Jesus. On the other hand, it is also believed that you have to make wishes on the first day of the dawn masses; then, once you're able to complete the 9 dawn masses, your wishes will come true.

Last Christmas I tried to complete the 9 dawn masses because I've never completed it ever since. I made wishes on the first day I attended the rooster's mass and I kept on repeating my wishes from day 1 to 9. I was very excited to wake up at 3:30 a.m. and went directly to church. I preferred to stand up from the beginning of the mass 'til the end as a sign of sacrifice and devotion to God, Jesus Christ and Blessed Virgin Mary.

On the 8th day of the "simbang gabi", I wasn't feeling well due to the mishap that happened to me in my cousin's wedding; yet, I still attended it because I promised myself to complete the 9 dawn masses. Then, the night before the last dawn mass I had a fever. I thought I couldn't attend it because I felt worst. My mom monitored my fever until 2:00 a.m because I was still very hot and she said I talked while I was sleeping. Miraculously, as my mobile phone alarmed at 4:00 a.m my temperature had lowered. I didn't feel well yet, but I put on my clothes immediately and went to church to attend the last dawn mass. Again, I stood up as a sign of sacrifice and right after the mass the rain dropped. I wasn't feeling well yet, so I went home directly and went back to bed afterwards.
My mom was shocked why my fever was suddenly gone an hour before the mass started? On the other hand, I wasn't shocked because I knew it was my faith to God that cured my illness. For, it was on my mind and heart that in sickness or in health, I'd complete the 9 dawn masses. Besides, " Faith will heal", they said.

Thus, I'm very happy because I was able to complete the 9 dawn masses of Christmas. It was my first time to complete it. And, I strongly believe that my wishes during the dawn masses would come true.

Merry Christmas everyone and Advance Happy New Year!
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•5:08 PM
I went to a wedding party of my first cousin this morning. The reception was held in Salinders Pension in Mactan, Lapu-lapu City. And, I didn't expect that I would be embarrassed during the party.

Right after the reception, the party began. We went out in the reception area and sat at the bar next to it. My cousin came by to give me one of the give aways of the couple. I stood up to receive it. But, unfortunately I stumbled and fell in front of the visitors. Because there was a crate hindering the door and I didn't notice it. My cousin immediately rescued me. She wanted to go to the management to file claims for what had happened to me. She blamed the management for it. Yet, I didn't want to spoil the good atmosphere of the wedding, so I didn't allow her to do so.

Anyway, the wedding party ended successfully; except with the mishap that happened to me. I got bruises but it's okay. Well, I learned something out of that bad experience. I learned that I should always be watchful and be careful to avoid mishaps or accidents.

Oh, what a shame?
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•7:33 PM
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My birthday is in every 15th of August. My zodiac sign is Leo. I'm fond of reading the horoscope column in a newspaper every now and then. It's not that I believe in it, but just for fun. Yet, I sometimes serve it as a guide. Anyway, I'll not lose anything if I read or partly believe in it.

Sometimes, serving horoscope as a guide contributes goodness in our lives because as they said, "Faith will heal." So, once you partly believe in it, there might be chances or possibilities that what's written on your horoscope would come true..

Anyway, this is a " Believe it or Not" idea; so, don't take this seriously. By the way, what's your zodiac sign?
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•9:06 PM
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An hour ago, I posted this funny pic to my friend's profile. I was shocked because she immediately sent me an email asking if I'd push her to the water like what the penguin did to the other penguin?

It was never my intention to hurt or let her feel that way. I only wanted her to laugh; but, she misinterpreted it. At last, she understood me and laughed with the pic.

How could I do this to a friend? How about you? Can you do this to your friend?
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Author: Lotlot
•5:53 PM

When I was in first year college, I had a boyfriend who was 23 years older than me. He was a lawyer and at the same time an English Instructor in one of the colleges in Bohol. I met him because the director of the school where I was studying was his father; while, his mother was our guidance counselor and my professor as well.

I was 17 years old at that time and he was 40. So, he made the most of the adjustments in our relationship. I was spoiled by him and by his parents. He treated me like a child and his parents as well.

I was still young, so I was in the process of molding my attitude and behavior. I needed to be corrected and reminded with my words, actions or deeds once in a while. One time, my boyfriend got mad at me because I was very hard-headed. He didn't say anything to me but he handed me a paper that contained a poem entitled, "Desiderata". Along with the poem was a message that said, " Please read the poem and know or understand its meaning or message. This poem will serve as your guide." A minute later, I went inside my room and read the poem. I was inspired with the message of the poem. It gave me many lessons, strenght, courage and guidance.

A year later, I broke up with him because I focused more on my studies and in fulfilling my dreams & ambitions. Now, he's having his own family; but I still have a good relationship with his parents and siblings. Moreover, I still keep the poem he gave to me and I still use the poem as a guide in my journey of life.


So, I wanna share this poem to all of you. With a hope that this will also serve as your guide as you go on with your life.



Desiderata

-- written by Max Ehrmann


Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.


As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit.


If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love, for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass.


Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.


Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.


With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
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Author: Lotlot
•7:31 PM
Today is my father's 53rd birthday.
Happy birthday Tatay Romer! I wish you long life, happiness and success! Let's celebrate your birthday when we go home soon.

By the way, "tatay" is the cebuano term for "father". It's the simplest term for it. In the Philippines, a father can also be called, " daddy, papa, tatang(from the word, tatay), papang(from the word, papa), etc." It depends upon the status of the family or what the father wants his children to call him. " Daddy" is usually the calling for a rich or famous father; "papa" for the middle class; and, "tatay" for the ordinary one. Yet, status is not the only basis for this. A father is still free to select the calling he wants. Either rich or poor, he still has a freedom to choose what he likes.

In the case of my father, he chose to be called "tatay". When we were younger we called him "papa" but he didn't like it. He insisted to be called "tatay" because according to him, he's only poor and simple. So, from "papa" we changed it to "tatay" later on.
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Author: Lotlot
•7:23 PM

I used to have a manic monday, but today I didn't have. Although I woke up early this morning to continue washing the curtains, bed sheets, etc., yet I was just relaxing after that.
Mmmnnn...what a nice day today? I was not busy as a bee. I also didn't have a lesson today; so, I spent my time making homework and researching; moreover, writing this blog.
But I missed being busy. I like to be always busy because I feel tired when I'm not doing anything; maybe because, I used to have busy days. Nevertheless, I also need rest sometimes and wish I was not busy...and, now is the time...yeepee!

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Author: Lotlot
•5:18 PM

Today, December 08, 2007, is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. The Roman Catholic celebrates the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

When I was still at secondary school , I used to celebrate this occassion because I was studying in a private-catholic school. Although our school's name was "Holy Family Academy"( & later was changed to " St. Louise de Marillac College of Bogo"), but our main school was "Collegio de la Immaculada Conception" or "College of Immaculate Conception"; so, I couldn't escape from celebrating the said occassion. I continued celebrating it during my first year at college because I was still studying at the same school. Then, during my 2nd year to 4th year of college I transferred to another private school. So, I was not anymore active in celebrating the occassion. I only celebrated it when a friend or a classmate of mine would invite me to attend the feast.
Now that I'm already working I don't join the celebration anymore. Especially if the celebration falls on the working days. Yet still I can never forget the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Moreover, I continue to respect and honor it - especially, the Blessed Virgin Mary!
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Author: Lotlot
•8:25 PM

I grew up being independent from my parents. I was away from home since I started secondary school. But it was never a HINDRANCE because I studied and graduated high school and university as a scholar. My parents didn't spend money for my studies; yet, sometimes they gave me money for my allowance. I didn't use to ask money from them, so I did many part-time jobs when I was still in university. I did those in order to have an extra money for my studies & for myself; likewise, to train myself to be hardworking and to be independent.


As far as I can remember, I wrote in a newspaper, cleaned houses & offices, washed & ironed clothes, worked on ricefields and did paper works for others in order to earn money. On the other hand, I did many hostings & school responsibilities in order to build my confidence & earn money as well.


Doing all those things was never easy but I didn't feel regrets at all; because it helped me to succeed, to be independent , to be hardworking & to have a self-confidence.


In the interim , I can say that I'm not yet totally successful in life but atleast I'm on my way. Sooner or later, I can be totally successful in all aspects of life. Well, I'm not in a hurry and I'm willing to wait when can I reap the fruit of my hardwork? For, I strongly believe that,"The fruit of SWEAT is SWEET".
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•6:59 PM

I like this song not just because of its rhythm or melody but also because of its lyrics. I like the message of the song. It has a moral lesson...

[ Lyrics ]
oh oh oh

No matter what you say about love
I keep coming back for more
Keep my hand in the fire
Sooner or later I get what I’m asking for

No matter what you say about life
I learn every time I bleed
The truth is a stranger
Soul is in danger I gotta let my spirit be free
To admit that I’m wrong and then change my mind
Sorry but I have to move on and leave you behind

I can’t waste time so give it a moment
I realized nothings broken
No need to worry about everything I’ve done
Live every second like it was my last one
Don’t look back got a new direction
I loved you once needed protection
You’re still a part of everything I do
You’re on my heart just like a tattoo
Just like a tattoo
I’ll always have you (I'll always have you)

Sick of playing all of these games
It’s not about taking sides
When I looked in the mirror didn’t deliver
It hurt enough to think that I could stop
Admit that I’m wrong and then change my mind
Sorry but I’ve gotta be strong and leave you behind

I can’t waste time so give it a moment
I realize nothings broken
No need to worry about everything I’ve done
Live every second like it was my last one
Don’t look back got a new direction
I loved you once needed protection
You’re still a part of everything I do
You’re on my heart just like a tattoo
Just like a tattoo
I’ll always have you (I'll always have you)

If I live every moment
Won’t change any moment
Still a part of me in you
I will never regret you
Still the memory of you
Marks everything I do, oh

I can’t waste time so give it a moment
I realize nothings broken (yeah)
No need to worry about everything I’ve done
Live every second like it was my last one
Don’t look back got a new direction (don't look back)
I loved you once needed protection (no, no)
You’re still a part of everything I do
You’re on my heart just like a tattoo

I can’t waste time so give it a moment (i can't waste time)
I realized nothings broken
No need to worry about everything I’ve done (no need to worry)
Live every second like it was my last one
Don’t look back got a new direction (don't you ever look back)
I loved you once needed protection
You’re still a part of everything I do
You’re on my heart just like a tattoo
Just like a tattoo
I’ll always have you

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•6:40 PM

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•6:30 PM
I, as Christian Catholic, strongly believe and celebrate Christmas. Because it's the commemoration of the birth of the son of God, Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ showed his GREAT & ENDLESS LOVE to people by sacrificing his self ( He died for the people.). And after all, he still continues to help and shower blessings to people.

Thus, I'm deeply touched with the christmas song, "Give Love on Christmas Day". Because it reminds me of HIM & HIS Great Love. I'm reminded that I should learn to forgive and forget those people who hurt me; on the other hand, I should learn to ask for forgiveness to those people whom I hurt. So that, LOVE is in the AIR and in the HEARTS of all the people during the day of Christmas.

LOVE should be in our hearts even if it's not Christmas, but because we're just human beings..prone to sin, so atleast we're ONE on Christmas Day! We should give love on Christmas Day.

Giving/receiving love & presents, singing christmas carols, attending/organizing christmas parties, spending chrismas with families/friends, decorating christmas lights/decors and forgiving/asking for forgiveness on or before christmas are the main ingredients to have a HAPPY, JOYOUS & MEMORABLE CHRISTMAS!

I wish you all a merry and a joyous Christmas! May we all give LOVE on Christmas Day!
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Author: Lotlot
•4:15 PM
Today is the 22nd birthday of my younger sister, Mae. I wish to give her a birthday party but she's in my house in Bohol and I'm in Cebu. Bohol is a neighborly island of Cebu. It's a 2-hour sea trip from Cebu. My mother, niece and other siblings are here in cebu except her, my father, younger brother and youngest sister. They stay there because they're still studying; and, my father is working.
But my mom got a nice idea this morning. We bought groceries and other things needed for her birthday and we sent those to them immediately this morning. Probably, they already recieved the package by this time; and my sister is now preparing something for her visitors.
On the other hand, before I reported in the office I first went to Supermetro Gaisano, one of the shopping malls in Cebu, to buy a present for my cousin, Joey, who graduated in University just this week. He's living in Mindanao, one of the 3 archipelagos in the Philippines. It's quite far from Cebu. It takes 2-day sea & land trips from Cebu. So, I just sent the present via LBC; so, probably he'll receive the package by Friday. I attempted to call and inform him about the present but my friend told me that it's better not to inform him so that he'll be surprised...Well, my friend's idea was great!
How I wish my simple presents for my sister and cousin would make them smile and happy!
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•9:03 PM
A while ago I read the recent blog of Aya entitled, Smart Life. I was amazed with her blog because I learned few things about it.
I learned that I should give importance to my life, I should live the most out of it and I should live the smartest way that I could in order to be happy and contented while I'm still alive. As we all know, life is short; it doesn't last forever. And, we are not the one controlling our lives. So, anytime we might pass away. Atleast, we'll have no regrets and atleast we'll pass away smiling...right?
Moreover, I learned about her car named, SMART. Why her car was named after it? What make is her car. etc?
Thanks, Aya for writing that blog. You taught me some things today. You're great!
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Author: Lotlot
•5:56 PM

Nonito Donaire of the Philippines won against Luis Maldonado of Mexico via knocked out in yesterday's boxing.
Congratulations, Donaire! You are the pride of the Filipinos!

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•5:53 PM

I watched a boxing match yesterday between A.J Banal of the Philippines and Jovanny Soto of Mexico. The round ended with A.J Banal as winner. He won via knocked out.
Congratulations, A.J! You make us proud to be filipinos!

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Author: Lotlot
•5:48 PM

I was very proud to see Boom Boom Bautista winning against Meza of Mexico in yesterday's boxing that was held in Araneta Colisium.
Congratulations, Rey! The Filipinos are very proud of you; especially, the Boholanos..like me..

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Author: Lotlot
•4:46 PM

imikimi - Customize Your World
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•4:41 PM

imikimi - Customize Your World
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•4:33 PM

I find this cat smart and amazing; likewise, an excellent imitator.

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•3:40 PM

I'll go home in Bohol tomorrow because it's the feast day of our patron saint, Saint Vincent Ferrer.
Saint Vincent Ferrer, O.P. (in Valencian: Sant Vicent Ferrer) (January 23, 1350April 5, 1419) was a Valencian Dominican missionary and logician; born in Valencia, Kingdom of Valencia (modern day Autonomous Community of Valencia, Spain), as one of the sons of William Stewart Ferrer (sometimes spelled William Stuart Ferrer), an Anglo-Scottish nobleman descended from the English (de) Ferrer family and the Scottish Stewart (Stuart) family, and his Spanish wife, Constantia Miguel.
Ferrer was professed in the Order of Preachers at the age of 18, and after studying philosophy and theology, eventually became Master of Sacred Theology. He was commissioned to deliver lectures on philosophy. He was sent to Barcelona and earned his Doctorate in Theology at the University of Lleida, the main university of Catalonia at the time.
One of his more controversial achievements in Spain in 1391 is to have preached to the mobs whose riots led to the appropriation then transformation of a synagogue into a church, Santa María la Blanca[1].
Saint Vincent died on April 5, 1419 at Vannes in Brittany and was buried in Vannes Cathedral. He was canonized by Calixtus III on June 3, 1455. His feast day is celebrated on April 5.
The Fraternity of Saint Vincent Ferrer, a Pontifical religious institute, is named after
During this occassion, we as Christian Catholic cook delicious food & invite many people to eat the food that we prepare. Likewise, we go to church & adore him. Also, the officials of the barangay organize a party to be attended by all the people. Then, we have a disco party in the late evening, we drink liquor and we join the many different games or activities that are prepared by the officials of the barangay.
This is one of the occassions where in most of the people in the barangay who work outside the island would go home in order to join the celebration. This is one form of "family- get-together" in the place. So, it's fun, joyous & memorable.
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•3:40 PM

It's so funny. I have just received an email from a modelling agency in the U.S. They invited me to be one of their models; because they're looking for Filipino models. They saw my profile in www.MYSPACE.com .And, they're interested to get me.
I visit their website to confirm if their agency is true and is existing..and, yes...it exists.
Well, I'm not so sure if the invitation is true and realistic; but I'm flattered because somehow my face got their attention. It's a pleasure on my part but I don't think I qualify.

But still, I was thankful to receive the email because it made me SMILE!
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•5:11 PM

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•3:41 PM

This morning my friend arrived from Agusan del Sur and he brought pastels of Camiguin Island for me. I was happy to recieve those pastels because it's rare to find them here in Cebu.
Pastel is the delicacy of Camiguin Island. It's very sweet and yummy. Thus, many people by this when they go to Camiguin Island or in the other places near the island.
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•4:46 PM



These are our new sets of uniform. We began wearing these just this week.
What do you think? Are they nice?
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•5:23 PM






I've been feeling ill since last week. I couldn't sleep lying on bed because I felt dizzy and I thrown up; likewise, I couldn't look up and shook my head. Thus, I slept sitting. I decided to go to the doctor this morning but a friend of mine texted me and told me to try drinking an orange juice mixed with milk and an egg yolk first; and, if nothing would happen I had to go to the doctor.

Thus, even if I felt dizzy I went to the store to buy one bottle of orange juice, 1 small can of evaporated milk and 1 egg. Then, I mixed all the ingredients and drank afterwards. It tasted sweet but I didn't like because of the egg. I almost thrown up after drinking.

After 10 minutes I felt good. The mixture was effective. So, I was very happy because I couldn't go to the hospital anymore....I don't want to be hospitalized because I'm afraid of the hospital.
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•3:43 PM
I'm not feeling well today. I have a sore throat, headache & colds. I got these because it drizzled yesterday while I was going to the office; and, I forgot to drink plenty of water when I arrived.
I already took medicine this morning and a while ago. I took Tuseran forte, Neozep & Enervon C. But I'm still not feeling well. I wanted not to report to work but I already have a class schedule. So, I have no choice other than to work. Anyway, I know I'll feel better soon.
What a bad day?
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•4:25 PM

This morning my nieghbors woke me up very early because their daughters were going to attend a UN ( United Nation ) program at school. They asked me to be the make up artist of their daughters. I was shocked because I didn't know how to put the make up properly. But they begged me to do it; thus, I said "YES" to them. So, I just tried my very best to atleast make their daughters look beautiful. Well, in the end they were satisfied with how I put the make up.On the other hand, their daughters wore costumes of the countries they chose to represent.

It was a funny experience of mine but I learned many things. It doesn't matter if I can't do things perfectly, atleast I try my very best for it. As well as, atleast the people whom I render service are happy and contented with what I do. Lastly, atleast I am able to help other people...right?
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•4:45 PM

Atlast we got the pictures from our pictorials last month. Teacher Saring brought the CD last night. We were happy to see our different poses in the photos.
On the other hand, I think I have to straighten my hair again because I don't look good in a curly hair. But I'm a bit afraid because my hair is already damaged with the chemicals used in straightening & curling hair.
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•4:10 PM

Last night I watched Miss Earth 2007. It was held here in our country (Philippines). There were 88 candidates vying for the title. They were all beautiful and smart. But in the end, it was Miss Canada who got the title..she was crowned last night as Miss Earth 2007.
However, the minor awards were given to...Ms. Lebanon as Miss Congeniality; Ms. Philippines as Miss Photogenic ; Ms. Lithuana as Best in Talent; Ms. Thailand as Best in National Costume; Ms. Venezuela as Best in Long Gown and Best in Swimsuit; and, Ms. South Africa as Beauty for a Cost.
While, the major awards were given to... Ms. Spain as Miss Earth Fire; Ms. Venezuela as Miss Earth Water; Ms. India as Miss Earth Air; and of course, Ms. Canada as Miss Earth 2007.
The show ended at 1:07 a.m. (Philippine Time)...congratulations to all the winners! I hope you'll try your very best to help save Mother Earth.
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•5:29 PM



I'm happy because my friend will be coming here from Mindanao for a vacation in my house there in Bohol. He'll be bringing durian. I like eating durian. It's yummy and it's good for the health because it has lots of nutrients.

Durian is a fruit that can only be found in Southeast Asia. The name Durian comes from the Malay word "Duri" means "thorn" together with the suffix -an ( for building a word in malay) meaning " thorny fruit". Durian is known as the " King of the fruits".

In the Philippines it can only be found in Mindanao, so it's expensive to buy in some parts of the country like in Cebu, Bohol, Manila, etc.

It's fruit is distinctive for its large size, unique odor and a formidable thorn-covered husk.

My friend will be here on the 3rd week of the month. I can't wait for my friend to arrive..I can't wait to taste durian..
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•4:24 PM

Last night I watched a documentary about human trafficking that is still happening in our country. I felt pity to the victims of this crime because most of them were still very young (ages 12-17 years old) and they came from remote areas. Thus, they were easily victimized by the recruiters/ human traffickers, especially that they're very poor, naive and innocent as well as their parents.

If only the economy of the country is very good and if only education is easy to get, probably human trafficking wouldn't exist.

But I'm thankful to the people in media who keep on televising this crime because it helps the people in the remote areas to be aware about this, on the other hand for the recruiters to stop doing the crime.

Human trafficking is one of the worst realities in the country. I just hope little by little the people would be educated about this; on the other side, the recruiters/ human traffickers would be sent to jail....for this crime to disappear.
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•4:44 PM

Last night I watched a documentary regarding the farmers of Sumilao, Bukidnon who are walking or marching from their place to the Malacanang Palace in order to ask the President and to the members of the Senate to give them the farm that they've been working on for a long time. Walking towards the Palace is not a joke because it would take 2 months for them to do it. And, no one is sure if all of them can survive from it. Especially that there are old farmers who join the journey and the weather is not good all the time ( sometimes it rains and sometimes it's hot).

I feel pity to them. I understand their reasons and sentiments. I just hope they could get what they want. I just hope all of them can survive the journey. And, I hope that the President would see the sacrifice that they're doing.

Today is the 5th day of their journey, so they still have to walk for more than a month.. How I wish they can survive?
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•4:29 PM

This morning I went to the wet market to buy vegetables and shrimps. But before I went home, I saw yellow corns; and, it reminded me of our farm before. My parents planted corns ( yellow & white) on it. Then, my mom used to boil young yellow corns.... and I like it..it's yummy.

So, I bought yellow corns and I boiled 'em..It's really delicious..
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•7:06 PM
I'm a bit busy today. I'm busy with small things and with my work..but, thanks to myself...,I'm a fighter!
It's already late night but I'm not yet having a dinner. I'll just eat dinner as soon as I get home..
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•4:08 PM
We had no classes the other day and yesterday ( for, it's halloween) , so I was able to relax. I didn't go out for fun... I just stayed home, watched TV, took a rest, washed my clothes and cleaned my nails.
But I sobbed last night because I felt very lonely. My brother lives with me but he doesn't sleep in the house every night because he's at work. So, I always sleep alone. Eventhough I used to live and sleep alone...but there are still times when I feel lonely.That's why I'm happy everytime my mom or my niece or my sister take a vacation here in Cebu.
On the other hand, I felt that I'm bad because I didn't go to the cemetery yesterday and I didn't say a prayer & prepare a food for my dead relatives. ( It's a tradition here in our country to visit our dead relatives in
the cemetery and to pray & prepare food for them during halloween.)
Do you think I'm bad?

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Author: Lotlot
•3:39 PM

I'm extremely happy today...WHY?.... I received a phone call from my sister this morning informing me that my dad won as one of the local government officials in our home place in yesterday's local election. I jumped for joy as I heard the news and along with it my mobile phone fell on the ground. The casing of my mobile phone cracked, but it's okay I'll just buy a new casing.

It's my father's dream to serve and help other people; finally, he can do it. I'm happy for him and I'm very proud of him; likewise to my two uncles and two aunts who also won. I'm really really proud of my clan for having the virtue of helping and serving people.
" For you dad, uncles and aunts..keep on serving people..keep up the good work...I'm very proud of you all."
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Author: Lotlot
•3:52 PM



Yesterday I went home in Bohol. And instead of riding a passengers' ship, I rode in my uncle's big pumpboat. Thus, I was able to see the small islands in between Cebu and Bohol as well as fishes, birds, starfishes, etc.


Eventhough it drizzled and I was wet but I really enjoyed riding the pumpboat especially when I saw flying fishes. It's really nice watching them flying.




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Author: Lotlot
•4:29 PM

I went to Prince Warehouse Club ( one of the malls here) this morning to buy ingredients for the mango float, macaroni salad, fruit salad and buko (coconut) salad that I'll be making tomorrow when I get home.

I was having fun because I bought cans of condensed milk but I didn't know that I'd get a prize for buying that milk brand (Carnation Condensed milk). I was shocked when i went outside the mall because the saleslady asked me to get my prize...

Anyway, I'm already very excited because I'll go home tomorrow. I'll be staying there for two days..Yeheh!
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Author: Lotlot
•3:15 PM



This afternoon I and my co-teachers went to the main office at Buaya, Lapu-lapu to choose a style for our uniform and for the tailor to get the measurement of our body for the exact fitting.


Afterwhich we went to our office at Talamban, Cebu. But before we rode a jeepney we bought fruits first. There were lots of fruits displayed outside the main office building , so we were tempted to buy. I bought lanzones, guava and orange.


While we were in the jeepney, we talked about many things including the election day this coming October 29. I told them that I'm already very excited to go home in Bohol this coming Sunday. I need to go home because I have to support my father who is running for a position in the local government. And, I'm planning to make desserts like mango float, fruit salad, etc. for the supporters of my father. It would be my elder sister and my younger brother who will prepare or cook the food because my elder sister is a good cook and my younger brother is a chef. I wish to help them but I have no talent in cooking..., so that's why I choose to make desserts 'coz it's kinda easier than cooking..
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Author: Lotlot
•3:59 PM

The other night I watched two documentary programs on TV. One was all about those dead people whom their families had no money to spend for their burial and the other one was all about those insane or mentally disordered people inside the mental hospital.

What i felt pity most was the dead man whom his family had no money to buy a coffin for him, for his burial and for his body to be embalmed. His neighbors contributed some piece of wood for his coffin. While his neighbor was making his coffin his wife prepared an old blanket and pillow for him. Then, he was put inside the coffin wearing an old shorts and shirt. Lastly, he was buried at the day he died because his family has no money to spend for the daily expenses if he'd not be buried right away. And worst, it was raining at the day of his burial, so he & his coffin floated in the graveyard...How pity?

On the other hand, I felt pity with those insane people in one of the mental hospitals in our country because the hospital is not well-equipped with the medicines and other things needed. Moreover, the hospital is already very old and very dirty. Then, the staff could not take an action for it because they lack funds. So, aside from the patients are suffering from being mentally disordered, they are also suffering from other diseases, like tuberculosis, etc...Imagine, they only have 2 plastic glasses to be used in drinking water and taking medicines, and take note...the water they are drinking everyday is not safe. Thus, it's possible for the other patients to get the diseases of their co-patients. How pity are they?

My heart ached and my tears fell upon watching the two shows. How i wish those rich, generous and kind-hearted people would help them? How i wish I was rich so that I could help them?..how I wish....
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Author: Lotlot
•3:53 PM

This late morning I went to SM Supermarket ( one of the shopping malls here in Cebu) to buy cloth for our office uniform. Unfortunately, I didn't find the color that we wanted; so, I didn't buy.

Yet, I was thankful that I wasn't able to buy because the owner of the school has just called a while ago informing us that she would give us uniform. I'm very happy because my wish to have a uniform is now granted.
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Author: Lotlot
•3:53 PM

This morning I went to the wet market in our place to buy shrimps, vegetables, fish, rice and pork. I really like eating viands from vegetables; thus, vegetables are always in my list everytime I go to the wet market.

Before my brother and sister didn't like eating vegetables; but because it's always the food that I've been preparing for our daily meals eversince they lived with me, so they started to like it...and recently, they liked it even more..

I cooked vegetables with shrimps for our lunch this afternoon. It was really yummy; in fact, my siblings asked me to prepare the same viand for our lunch tomorrow.

Well, even if they'll not ask me but I still cook vegetables every now and then because it's good for the health. For, vegetables contain vitamins, proteins & calories that are needed in our body...right?
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Author: Lotlot
•3:48 PM



I really like eating sea foods, like crabs, tahong, clams, fish, shrimp, shells, squid, etc. Thus, everytime I go home ( in Bohol ) I always buy sea foods and eat a lot. Because the taste of sea food in Bohol is more delicious than here in cebu.
Last night my elder sister went in my house, and she cooked "tahong" or mussels as one of our viands. Thus, I was happy and I ate a lot because aside from the fact that I like mussels, my sister also cooked 'em deliciously. (Well, she's a very good cook..that's why?)

And, i'm now very excited because I'll go home this coming Sunday. So, probably I'll eat a lot of sea foods again.
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Author: Lotlot
•3:29 PM



I like watching the TV program, " The Bachelor or The Bachelorette" every night. Last night, the Bachelorette spent with the families of the four bachelors left. Then, at the end of the show only 3 bachelors were chosen to continue the search.
I felt pity with the bachelor who wasn't chosen to continue the search because he's good, gentleman & genuine. Yet I understood why the bachelorette chose him not to continue because of his family. His mom was over protective to her son. She enumerated the things that the bachelorette must do in case she'll become the wife of her son. And all those things seemed unfair for the bachelorette us a woman. It turned out that she wanted the bachelorette to just serve, follow & obey what her son wants in the future whether she likes it or not ( if ever they'll become husband & wife). Is she looking for a wife of her son or a server?
I, as a woman who's looking for a future partner in life, the family of the man is a big factor that I have to consider. If in case the mom of my husband-to-be is the same as the mom of that bachelor, I'll surely leave him. What's the use of staying in a relationship when you have no other choice than to follow your husband's commands? It's unfair...
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Author: Lotlot
•3:46 PM

Last December 2006-February 2007, I taught English to Koreans who went here in the Philippines to learn English and to have a vacation while it was still winter in their country. Although my students were still young ( ages 12-25 years old) but they were all smart, respectful and very attentive & participative to the lesson. Each day was a memorable one for both teachers and students. Because it's not only learning was there but also fun, games , laughters and bonding.

Days past and the winter in their country was over, so they needed to go back home and to continue their studies. In our last day of teaching, we had a party. We gave presents to our students, on the other hand the students gave us cards and letters. We all enjoyed the party. We ate, laughed and talked. In short, we were all very happy.

But, when the time to say "goodbye " came... the happiness and laughters were replaced with sadness and tears. The students were crying because they didn't want to leave us. They hugged us tightly and they sobbed in our shoulders. So, I and my co-teachers were not able to hold back our tears...and we all cried.

Saying " goodbye " to the students is the hardest part in teaching English as Secondary Language (ESL) via vis-a-vis. It's really very hard because you gonna miss them.

I really can't forget my Korean students until now as well as my co-teachers in Elite Academy. How I wish we'd see each other again one day?
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Author: Lotlot
•4:18 PM

My grandfather was very strict but very helpful when he was still alive. He had a farm with many fruit trees like mango, star apple, guyabano, coconut, etc.. And he didn't allow us before to climb in any of the fruit trees. We didn't understand him yet before, what we had in mind was he was very bad; but actually, he was just afraid that we might fall from the tree.

One day, my 2nd-degree cousin brought some sugar in the classroom. (We were 8 years old at the time and we were both in Grade II ). I asked her some sugar but she wouldn't give me if I didn't go with her in the farm of my grandfather to get mangoes. The mango trees of my grandpa were guarded with caretakers who had guns with them..and speaking of guns, I was really afraid of those when I was still a kid. But I had no choice because my cousin, who's a spoiled lass, would pinch me and wouldn't give me sugar if I didn''t go with her. Besides, I really liked sugar before, so we both went to the farm to get mangoes. Unfortunately, the caretakers saw us and pointed the guns on us. And he told us that he would shoot us the next time we did it and he would tell my grandpa too. I and my cousin were very scared and we ran fast as we could.

At that time, I and my brothers & sisters were living in my grandparents house because our parents went to Cebu. I didn't know what to do when I arrived at the house. I didn't eat lunch and I went inside the closet because I was really afraid at that moment (..what if the caretaker would come and would tell my grandpa that we attempted to steal his mangoes ). But, it was very hot inside the closet so I went outside the house and climbed & stayed above the tamarind tree the whole afternoon.

In th next day, I and my cousin were having problems because we're already afraid to pass the farm of grandpa; and, it was the shortest way in going to school). From that day on, we're always late for school and we decided later to wake up early so that we'd not be late anymore. These were the consequences that we faced from the bad thing that we almost did.

It took a year for us to recover from that phobia. For a year, we were afraid to go to grandpa's farm and to look at the caretakers & their guns. As far as I could remember, we ran everytime we saw or met across the caretakers.

I really can't forget that frightful and unforgetabble, but funny experience of ours. With it, I learned that it's not good at all to get things without asking for permission; even if the owner of the mangoes is my flesh and blood. And another thing I learned, I shouldn't be too much strict when I'll become a mother someday.., like grandpa before. Because it would lead someone to do bad things... Like that experience of ours..., If only grandpa was not that strict, we'd not do it instead we'd asked permission from him. We were afraid even just to look at his eyes, how much more to ask for permisson?

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Author: Lotlot
•5:18 PM
I was supposed to graduate university last 2004 but because some of my subjects were in wrong sequence so I had to re-enroll those ( but the school allowed me not to attend classes anymore). So instead of 2004 I graduated 2005.

Because I had nothing to do the whole year while waiting for my graduation, I went to Agusan del Sur for a vacation. I spent more than a year there...in my aunt's house. For me not to be bored, I helped my cousin run her business. Everyday, I went to her jewelry shop & music bar to manage. Also, I served as a collector in her lending business. Eventhough I didn't get any salary but I enjoyed a lot because she allowed me to use her motorbike. And I loved driving motorbike and going to different places eversince; so with the motorbike I was able to wander anywhere...and that made me happy and contented.

In the music bar, I met Boboy. He became my friend and later on my boyfriend. He was a government worker and at the same time a student. He was kinda ambitious, so eventhough he already graduated university and had a work but he still studied another degree. So we only had a little time with each other, especially that he always played chess ( he was the best player in chess there..that's why?); but, I still enjoyed being his girlfriend because he made sure to fill up the time he missed spending with me. Besides, he was smart and handsome. And, for me he's a boyriend material.

For the first few months, our relationship went on smoothly and happily but it turned bad when his ex-girlfriend arrived from Japan...( His ex-girfriend went Japan as an entertainer...the reason why they broke up.). His "ex" offered him marriage; and, it made him confused (maybe he still loved her). He consulted me about the matter..on what he would do..I felt insulted and I was hurt, so I broke with him.

Then, I didn't know what happened..maybe KARMA.., but their relationship didn't click and they broke up. He wanted to come back to me but it was too late because I didn't love him anymore. Besides, it would be an insult in my part if I accepted him back.

December 2005, I went Cebu for a work. Eventhough I was already here but he still kept in touch with me and persuaded me to accept him back. But I already treated our relationship as one of the sad memories in my vacation there and I didn't love him anymore, so he was not successful.
Last August, he offered me a wedding. He went here in Cebu to ask my hand but I refused him. So, he went home very sad. And just this month he called and offered again a wedding; still, he wasn't successful.

This morning he called me...but for the 50th-time around, I refused him....I'm already happy with my life and I don't love and need him anymore..
I'm already tired of refusing him..How i wish one day he'd stop disturbing me..
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Author: Lotlot
•3:55 PM

Last weekend, I watched boxing on TV. I really like watching this sport. Especially that there are so many filipino boxers who already made records in the world of boxing like Manny Pacquiao ( the Junior Lightweight world champion); he made Antonio Barrera to retire from boxing after he won against him last October 6, 2007.

It was the fight between Holyfield and Sultan that I saw last weekend. I'd enjoyed a lot while watching them fighting. I really wanted Holyfield to win against Sultan; unfortunately, he didn't make it. But it's okay because he was just a challenger.

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Author: Lotlot
•4:43 PM

I'm not feeling well today because i have a backache. While I'm writing this blog, I lay my back flat unto the chair. I'm really worried about my backache....

I can still remember that I had a fever and a backache during my high school graduation day. Then, when I studied university I still experienced backache. In fact, I sometimes didn't go to school because of an extreme backache. And, even until now I'm still experiencing backache. Thus, I use a thin flat pillow( or, i don't use pillow at all) and I lay my back flat everytime I go to sleep inorder to ease the pain.

I'm suspecting that I have an osteoporosis (bone loss). Because I always have a backache. Moreover, when I was in 2nd year high school I was about to quit school because I wasn't able to walk for 2 months. I wasn't able to stand up and walk because my knees were aching; and I felt that my joints were locked. And, the doctor's finding was I had an arthritis (inflammation of the joints). The doctor was shocked at first because I was too young to experience arthritis; but after he found out that most of the members of our clan died because of arthritis, he wasn't shocked anymore. I simply took after or inherited it from my great grandparents.

Last night I watched a TV program that's all about "dancing". The experts believe that dancing is a great help of making our bones strong; likewise, drinking milk and taking medicines with calcium. "We really have to take good care of our bones, or else we'll be having a bone cancer and it will lead us to die", they said.

Before I slept last night I realized that I was in great trouble....as far as my bones are concerned...WHY?...because, I seldom drink milk, I don't take medicines for bones and I don't do exercise ( like dancing ) anymore.

That's why I'm thinking that I should start drinking milk and taking medicines for bones as soon as possible. As well as, I'm planning to enroll dancing classes one of these days because it will not only help my bones to be strong BUT will enhance my knowledge in dancing also...

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Author: Lotlot
•8:56 PM

I was busy as a bee yesterday and today because we beautified our office. Especially that I did the shopping of the materials needed.

And we're not finished yet; so we'll continue doing it on Monday.

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Author: Lotlot
•4:17 PM
I don't know why BUT my day is not complete if I couldn't spray perfumes or scents on my body. Even I take a bath once or twice a day yet I feel I'm not fresh if without it. I can't imagine my life without perfumes.
I've watched a news on TV that perfumes are not good for the body because of its strong & harmful chemical substance. Moreover, my mom keeps on telling me that I have to minimize or stop from using it because it might harm my body. I don't know but I wasn't convinced by both ( TV news & my mom) to stop using perfumes everyday. Maybe because I consider 'em as part of my life.
My addiction to perfumes started when I was still in grade school. At that time, I was only using colognes or mild scents; but, as I grew older I began using strong scents. And, from one bottle of perfume every month it increased to two or three bottles. In fact, I cannot anymore count how many bottles of perfumes I've used eversince I was addicted to it.
Recently, I started using mild scents because I'm now a little bit concern with my health. Besides, I don't want to die earlier than what is expected. Look at the attached photo...those are my perfumes...mild scents, right?
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Author: Lotlot
•5:18 PM
Aside from collecting sandals, I'm also collecting bags. This is one thing I'm addicted to in the interim. I'm not so sure why I like collecting bags BUT I'm suspecting that maybe it's because I only had one bag when I was in high school (.. and take note: that bag was only given by my sponsor before)..That's why, now that I already have a work I want to supply myself with the things that I didn't have before..

I started collecting bags last year. Now, I have 15 bags with me. And, I'm aiming to collect at least 100 bags. Well, I'm still quite far from the number of bags I'm aiming to have, yet one thing for sure I can have them all one day..right?
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Author: Lotlot
•6:25 PM
When I was young, I only had few sandals because I grew up in a poor family. My parents couldn't buy sandals anytime I wanted. So, I promised myself that by the time I'd be working, I buy many sandals.
Years past and I began working. Thus, right after I received my first salary, I bought directly a new pair of sandals. What was in my mind at that time was the fulfillment of my dream, longing & crave for sandals.
Now, it's been 3 years since I started working. So, I now have more than 60 pairs of sandals. For, I buy 1 0r 2 pairs of sandals every month. But these sandals are not all in my hands because I have 4 sisters, so once I don't like the sandals anymore I give them to my mom or to my sisters; yet, it's fine with me. Moreover, I'm very happy because at last I can now buy any pair of sandals i like.
Recently, I counted my sandals and there's only 14 pairs left. I'm planning to have a collection of sandals. So, I'll try not to give all the sandals I bought...
Do you think i can do it?
hmmnnn..i hope so...
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Author: Lotlot
•4:11 PM
When I was still in the university, I was a staff of our school gazette, the Voyager, and a contributor to our city newspaper, the Bohol Inquirer. But I stopped after graduating from my course, Bachelor of Secondary Education - English, because I had to find a job away from the city and to concentrate mainly on it. At first it was hard for me to quit because of my passion and love for writing yet I had no choice at that time other than to quit and move to other city for work. Later on, I was able to accept the fact that I was not anymore a writer. Yet my passion and love for writing is still there and until now I still miss writing an article, a poem, etc..And, this is one of the reasons why I join this site...
Now, I will share to you the last but not the least article I wrote for our school gazette, the Voyager...Here it is....

Talibon....not part of Bohol

One time I was writing a poem when I friend of mine came. I stopped my work and entertained her. As we talked, I shared my family problem to her. She gave me some advices which enlightened my mind and softened my heart. Later on, she bid goodbye to me. But before she left, she grabbed my paper and pen and wrote something on the paper.
When she was gone, I took the paper and read wat was written on it. There I've read, " J.A.P.A.N. G.A.I.N.S S.M.I.L.E K.I.T", meaning, "Just Always Pray At Night coz God Above Is Never Selfish; likewise, Smile Makes Individual Looks Enthusiastic; Keep In Touch."
I really appreciated and admired my friend's intelligence and creativity. And that friend of mine inspired me a lot to produce something of my own. This is even the key to my discovery that , "Talibon is not a part of Bohol"....Because...

BOHOL - Bringing Our Hearts On Love
TALIBON - Teachers Are Lecturers, Investigators, Bookkeepers, Overseers, Nurses
TAGBILARAN - The Almighty God Bears Integrity, Love, Affection, Remedy And Nobility
JETAFE - Just Express Truthfully Any Feeelings, Emotions
UBAY - Unique, Beautiful, Admirable You
JAGNA - Jesus And God Never Apart
ANDA - Aspire, Never Depend Another
LOON - Love Obtains Obsoleteness Never
CALAPE - Count All Laughters And Praises Everyday
LOBOC - Lovers Of Book Often Creative / Love Occurs Because Of Cares
ALICIA - A Lady Is Curious If Admired
MABINI - Men Are Brattish If Not Intelligent
DAUIS - Do Approach Us If Smiling
LOAY - Loving, Obedient, Admirable You
SIBILYA - Smile Is Beautiful If Lasting..Yields Admiration
SAGBAYAN - Stay As Great Brat As You Are Now
LILA - Loving Is Living Aesthetically
BALILIHAN - Build A Love In Lowlands, Islands, Highlands And Netherlands
DIMIAO - Drinking Is Made If Anger Occurs
PITOGO - Praying Is Talking Over God Obediently
BATUAN - Books Are Teachers, Ushers And Nurses
DAGOHOY - Don't Allow Guys Overlook, Hurt, Offend You
DUERO - Don't Underestimate Everyone's Rights, Obligations
TUBIGON - The Understanding Boy Is Gift Of Nymph
MARIBOJOC - Men Are Religious If Believers Of Jesus Or Christ
GUINDULMAN - God Understands Individuals Nevertheless Do Understand Liar Men And Notorious
SAN MIGUEL - Students Are Noble Moreover Independent, Great, Understanding, Enthusiastic, Loving
CORTES - Children Often Respectful To Elders Seriously
TRINIDAD - The Religious Individual Never Imagine Death And Devil
CANDIJAY - Count All Night Dear; I'll Just Ask You
BUENAVISTA - Be Inspiring, Enthusiastic, Nice, Admirable, Valiant Individual Starting Today...Always
INABANGA - It's Not Always Bad And Naughty Guys Are
PILAR - Personality Is Like A Rosary
BILAR - Be In Love And Respect
CLARIN - Close Lovers Are Ready In Nuptials
BACLAYON - Being A Cute Lady, Attracts You Or Not?
CARMEN - Children Are Respectful, Marvelous, Enthusiastic, Novice
VALENCIA - Valentine As Love Explains Nothing Coz It's Autoanalysis
BIEN UNIDO - Be Inspiring, Endearing Nymph; Understanding Nymph Is Definitely Open-minded
GARCIA-HERNANDEZ -God Always Remembers Clean Individuals And Helps Everyone Rapidly; Never Admires Notorious, Devil-minded, Evil-hearted, Zaniest


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