Saturday, June 9, 2012

Giveaway: MichEatsandShops X Flawless Beauty

Hi everyone! I'm back to share you this giveaway I recently joined. Mich of MichEatsandShops is currently having this awesome giveaway! Four (4) lucky winners get to have the chance to win Flawless Beauty goodies. I read a lot of raves about their products and I'm so ecstatic as I'm joining this and I'm having all hopes to win any of them. haha. (fingers crossed)

Here are the products you get to win.

Want them? Go and head on to Mich's site and try your luck!
Click HERE.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Akbar, Hataman families bury the hatchet

[Isabela City, Basilan] – Basilan Governor Jum Akbar and ARMM OIC Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman led fellow Basileños in the signing of “A Covenant of Solidarity for Peace and Development in Basilan” at the Basilan State College, this City.

The huge gymnasium was filled with supporters and well-wishers as two of the most powerful political families in Basilan finally came together to forge an alliance “for peace and development” that is now being dubbed as “the Basilan model”, worthy to be emulated throughout the rest of the ARMM, and according to DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo, even throughout the Philippines, citing the example of Abra Province in North Luzon.

“Ginusto po namin ang reconciliation na ito, unang-una, bilang pagsunod sa utos ng ating mahal na panginoong Allah. Pangalawa po ay para maisakatuparan na ang matagal nang pangarap ng ating mga kapwa Basileño na magkasundo na ang dalawang pamilyang ito.” Gov. Jum Akbar, matriarch of the Akbar Clan, summed up the sentiments of her family in an emotional message before the assembled crowd, which included, among others, Secretary Robredo, OPAPP Secretary Teresita Deles and the four other Governors of the ARMM.

She added: “Kung katahimikan at kaunlaran po ang siyang minimithi ng mas nakararami, handang-handa po kaming magsakripisyo at gawin ang lahat para maisakatuparan lamang ito.”

Initial talks between the two families started nearly six months back, with emmisaries from the Basilan Ulama Supreme Council sent by Gov. Hataman to approach Gov. Akbar for a possible rapprochement. A meeting was likewise held in Malacañang with no less than President Benigno Aquino III manifesting his desire for the two families to finally come to terms with each other. A series of consultations ensued on both sides, as the clan leaders reached out to family members.

“We are definitely looking forward to this new chapter in the lives of Basileños everywhere.” Basilan Ulama Secretary General and Provincial Board Member Yusop Alano said. “We should all welcome this new alignment, as this will surely bring peace and development to Basilan.”

In a message delivered on behalf of the League of Mayors, Chapter President Alih Sali, Mayor of Akbar Municipality, added “as much as we wished to stay loyal to our political alliances, we prayed very hard for a reconciliation between and among our leaders.”

The Akbar and Hataman families used to be political allies, until the 2004 elections when both families parted ways, running and fielding their own allies in different tickets. The rivalry came to a head on November 13, 2007 when erstwhile Akbar patriarch, Rep. Wahab Akbar, was killed by a bomb at the Batasang Pambansa. Formal charges were subsequently filed by the Akbar family against Mujiv Hataman, his brother Jim Hataman, who is the current Congressman, and former Deputy Speaker Gerry Salapuddin.

The Akbar and Hataman families ran against each other once more in the 2010 elections. Governor Jum Akbar, widow of the late Congressman, won the election, defeating both Mujiv Hataman and Salapuddin. Hataman was subsequently appointed by President Benigno S. Aquino III to head the ARMM in December 2011. Salapuddin on the other hand, was finally issued a warrant of arrest after the Department of Justice upheld the charges filed against him.

As a result of the “peace agreement” between the Akbar and Hataman families, the charges filed in court against both Mujiv and Jim Hataman were summarily dropped by the Akbar family. This will likewise open the possibility for Gov. Akbar to join the Administration’s Liberal Party, especially in the run up to the 2013 polls, and for the two families to field a unified ticket.

-Courtesy of Richard Gregorio Falcatan-
-credits to the owners of the photos-
Signing: Gov. Akbar and Mayor Akbar
DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo and OPAPP Sec. Teresita Deles

The Covenant
 I haven't witnessed the said event but I have high hopes on the said reconciliation. Basileños scream for peace. All hopes for a new beginning of this city I am proudly born, grew up, and will definitely cherish. We all look forward for the bright future of Basilan.

Jannie's B-day Giveaway: I WON!

So yeah. I was so ecstatic when I knew I'm one of the lucky winners (first time!) on Jannie's grand giveaway for her birth month. I right away checked what I got and I can't be any happier though I got a consolation prize. Yey!
So I immediately contacted Jannie on her FB account and she told me I can pick up my loot since I am just somewhere around Zamboanga. But due to unexpected events, I can't have it picked up myself so I have to send my sister to pick my loot up.

So here are a few shots of what I got.

Simply packed on a cute plastic bag with a small note. :)

I got Consolidation D.
So it's a Rilakkuma sticky note, accesories, lippies, and a bath sliver.
Just how cool is that? :D

What I was so happy about is that I got the NYX lippy in my ultimate fav shade!
Tea Rose. Another Yey! 
It's the perfect timing because I'm running out of this particular shade which is definitely an everyday wear for me. Just when I am planning to buy one, here it is, for free! ^_^

So that's it. I won't make this long.
I just want to thank Jannie for all of these and of course the sponsors for making it possible. 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Summer: The Secret Circle

As I am on my venture of a totally home buddy this summer, of course ze movies and tv series won't be a miss. I already watched tons of downloaded-by-brother movies that I can't recall them all. LOL. Poor memory. :( I can't remember movie titles I already watched (though I remember just a few) that I have to ask my brother or my sister again. And of course, they can't help but be annoyed. I'm always asking. 

I'm into fictional type of either books, movies, tv series, etc. On books, I love reading Sidney Sheldon's. And to tell you, I'm an avid fan of the well known and most raved about Twilight Saga. Die hard fan ang role.
But really, I was that into Edward that I collect the books itself, t-shirts, posters and the like. I was really glad I've overcome that now. :D Though I'm still patiently waiting for the last part of Breaking Dawn and then farewell!  
Moving on..
Anyone watching The Secret Circle? 
It's a tv series. Anyways,Who's into witchcraft thingy? :) 
Of course, I don't practice witchcraft. I was just fascinated and well entertained and I don't get bored. 
I know this is not their cup of tea for some, but I love it. I love how the story goes. Here's a little something about it. To cut it short, here's what Wikipedia knows. 

The Secret Circle is a series of fictional novel created by L. J. Smith. The series revolves around six teenage witches who form an infamous coven known as "The Secret Circle".

Oh yeah, LJ Smith of The Vampire Diaries.

Now meet the witches of Chance Harbor.

L-R: Adam, Diana, Cassie, Nick, Faye, Melissa
I don't even mind that it's based on teenagers because the acting and writing is well done.
The 22 episodes series is worth the watch. The thing with this TV series is that they make you wait!
(dang!I hate waiting)

I'm just so excited for Season 2!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Family Time is Quality Time


My family means everything to me.
But I got a workaholic dad and a becoming-workaholic mom.
I can't blame them though. We're a big family of six and
3 of us are currently on college.
I can feel the need for them to work hard to pursue us.
Them spending time with us on either a
weekend (because they both work on a Saturday)
 or a holiday makes me really really glad.
Even the thought of them (parents) finding time for us,
I can't really say how, but it feels really good and you
know it would bring you happiness deep in side.
I'm saying this because, me having a workaholic dad
(I can't even tell you how much) that you would
 think family isn't his top priority.
Work work work. /floor
I always envy those people (often times my classmates 
and friends) who have supportive and family-first parents.
Parents who are with you in every achievements you made,
make memorable moments with you, share thoughts with you.
In short, be with you and spend times with you
in good times and in bad.
 I know this sounds such a cliché,
but in my case, uhm, not really.

Won't tell you anymore dramas here. /please

I just wanna share with you some fun takes on most of our
weekend getaways. Hello "bukid" moments.
We had more of a rest house located
15 kilometers away from the city.
Far away from the hustle and bustle life in the city.
And hello fresh air! :)

Sister with this not-so-ordinary grown hand of banana.

And more photos...

I did say "more" photos.. :D

Dork-looking eh? That's me (above) /shock
 I hate you sister!!

But no, this ain't our house. /wahaha. 
Visited my aunt's (above) and uncle's (below) home as 
they celebrated fiesta.
Waaah. My kind of dream house. /no

If you haven't noticed, I don't have pictures
or even a shot with dad.
Because we don't have any. 
He's an ANTI-camera/pictures.  /wahaha
Peace dad.

I still have a lot to show you guise,
but I know this ain't FB. /XD

So, how do you or your parents spend quality time with you?
Make me envy again. /please

And /hihi