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Happy Valentine’s Day 2018

By on February 13, 2018

It’s a practice believed that roses are  spice of love and soon it brings a spice for life, Clearly, it’s a symbol of love. Me, myself still receiving the same kind of flowers from the same person up to the present. It’s just like saying, I’m still lovely and sweet after all these years, honestly speaking and not to be proud off, still I am! LOL!

When getting to know more about someone, giving roses is a great way to catch attention or, you may want to start a relationship all over again. I’m sure you’ll earn a good impression while it lasts.

Here’s Live Life and Love wishing you all, ”Happy Valentine’s day”

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By on June 18, 2014

It reminds us about our culture and history,our great achievements in the past that contributed to the present progress and development of today. That’s how important Independence day is, the concept of freedom that we are embracing and enjoying meant to keep for decades.

In the Philippines, a series of exhibition and presentation revolving around celebrating 116th Independence day(June 12, 2014) Other areas was a  standing attention for review, military parades, special performances, concerts, cultural shows and Aerobatic show by Jet Team to name a few.

Robinson Forum,( mall for shoppers and dining destination) The stage theme” Independence day Celebration” featured live music and cultural entertainment. The event showcased the Himig Chorale Group, Rondalla (composed of 12 members and advisers) and Kultura includes 16-18 members  with teachers and technical team with the support of  Cultural Director Reydora Flordeliza.

Peaceful harmony filled the entire mall by the musical numbers; OPM rendered by Rondalla and the Himig Chorale. It was a wonderful sound of journey through history that made my spirit rise. However,a special dance numbers by Kultura performing the most popular and traditional dance in the Philippines composed of Cordillera, Maria Clara , Rural and Muslim such as;  Binasuan, Tinikling,Pandesetas,Pasa Doble, Banga and many more. It was a unique kind and meaningful celebration. I was one of the audience standing right in front admiring each performers. Of course I was there to cover everything till the end of the show.

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The Himig Chorale .At high note, they sang repertoire of OPM  during the Independence Day celebration.

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The organizers of the program

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The organizers, advisers, Rondalla, Cultural dancers, Technical staff and all Coordinating Team together in one picture.

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The very supportive Prof. Villanueva with the Cultural dancers backstage.

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The 3 beautiful dancers; Zeha, Nicole and Jasmin with their colorful and attractive costume.

Kultura dancers, selected college students from Rizal Technological University.Each group presented their own indivividual talents and traditional performances. It was  enjoyable and entertaining for young and old alike.

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Other male performers with their handsome smiles.

Here are some photos taken during the Cultural presentation. 

Let me show you the expression of God-given talents. Ethnic dance or tribal dance originated from our early ancestors and handed down from generation to generations. The traditional costume and ethnic designs are among the best made basically by weaving and embroidery.

Banga-Salidsid- Ragsaksakan

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 Very artistic dance. The male dancer is about to carry  the 10 clay pots.

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This is the most delicate part of the dance. Male partner is the one carrying all 10 clay pots to be placed on the head of her partner. 

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 Gorgeous act needs to be slow but careful in order to succeed. 

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The fixing movement before the balancing act.

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 Dancer carrying 10 water pots on her head. It represents Cordillera woman in Northern part of  Luzon.

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  Female performer wearing attractive ornaments and colorful beads.

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 Balancing the banga.

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 Bravo! It was perfect!

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 Maria Clara – Pandesetas and Paso Doble

All dances performed tells a story,  a story way back to the primitive that keeps on passing from generation up to the present.


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Maria Clara, traditional gown worn in the Philippines.

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Gorgeous! Wearing traditional costume will really enhanced her beauty.

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Very graceful indeed.

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 Binasuan and tinikling

 Tinikling, a folk dance in the Philippines imitating the movement of a certain bird called,”Tikling”  as they run through branches. Pair of dancers moves together, jumps gracefully in order to balance on air and land on their feet. Number of participants may take part in this kind of dance. I guess, the desired formation would be difficult to arrange. The stepping and hopping  in between two bamboos is quiet tough.

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The lovely dancers getting ready backstage.

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 Graceful on the floor!

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It’s just like a floor exercise dance with discipline. It’s a group dance full of energy and acrobatic. In some cases, performed not onstage but below the stage. Number of dancers with their props(bamboo), the stage is quiet small for them to accommodate. Now, Let me show you their speedy jumps!

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 Following the stepping cycle, the pressure will take place as you jump. Efforts applied will surely increased your heart rate.

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 The right formation.

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 Six pairs about to jump.

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 Stepping right foot followed by the left and jump! Carrying series of movement as quickly as possible.

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See how the pair revolves, it’s the result of strength and speed. They were well-trained dancers.

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 The jumpers floating on air.This is my good shot! 

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The final photo-shoot!

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(Got only one for this pic. I was running to catch up but it was too late)

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Playing the ethnic musical instruments such as; kulintang , wooden drum…

 I would like to thank the organizers and  the teachers for graciously accommodating me. Thank you Prof. Reydora Flordeliza, (CAO Director), Prof. Villanueva and to all performers who made time during the photo-shoot. I hope to see you all again! Thank you all students of  RTU.

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By on March 24, 2014

People buy gifts to any occasion like; Birthdays,Mother’s day,Father’s day, Christmas day and Valentine’s day was no exception although, it will only lasts for a day, it’s the time for boys especially the teenagers would choose a girl to pair up with. Following the hearty day with gift-giving of flowers, cute red bears, chocolates, exchanging love notes, sweet text messages, phone calls, and romantic dating. The day before, may be a whole day session of thinking and planning on where to go,Perhaps, you no longer needed to be coach, but, there are some suggestions you need to know just to ensure a wholesome Valentine’s day. It’s good to plan ahead of time.There might not be enough hours on that day that you’ll find yourself confused and rushing on where to go and what to give and what to wear. Whether you are single, loveless or married, whatever,t’s great to show your love on this day. Always remember that Love is…what you make it. Here are some tips on what to do before the occasion. This is applicable to any occasion not just Valentine’s day. Before anything else, Let me begin with few don’t’s.

What to avoid:

1.Set aside any problems first. Don’t discuss any problems from the past and present. Remember that this day is a special interests to both of you.

2. Avoid any embarrassing moments.

3. Skip tough conversation. However, if conflict arises, your partner might respond differently that may hurt your feelings. Stay cool and lower your tone to handle it safely. Learn to hug and make up a few words and tell him/her how you love him so much. Save the trouble, that’s a good sign of relief to make up before the day ends.

Where to go?

 For the Lovers: What thrill and excitement do you have in mind? If you are going with a special date that you may want something romantic? Treat your partner to a candle dinner for two, or a dinner in a restaurant with a romantic view of the sunset. This is the right setting wherein you may want to propose or you may want to bring out the feelings you’ve been keeping for a long time. Any place with beautiful scenery while eating is perfectly good. The location would simply make your day romantic and memorable.

Family Celebration: A restaurant with large serving wherein you can enjoy different kinds of foods. A buffet or eat –all- you- can restaurant is a good choice. It would be a good treat to surprise all family members.

For the Internet Explorers: Make it heard, first hour greetings is great. Give free electronic greeting cards, stickers and photos taken a day ahead. You can make personalized greetings in Photoshop editing, using your own photos, add meaningful captions and humble words. You can attach your emails and send it through application. You can also inbox beautiful messages with love songs attached, get it U-Tube. Revive your play lists and do the Facebook tags.

For Single and the Loveless:

 This is what you call a humble sacrifice if you don’t have a pair during Valentine’s day. Of course, it’s gonna be lonely without your love but, don’t waste your time inside your bedroom. Always remember that, your family is your true love. The good thing about being single; you are in the best situation to have a freedom to do everything, a complete full time for yourself. However, you can invite your bestfriend or group of friends to take a stroll on this day, it might be a night out to grove, that’s the best time to wear your dancing shoes or, you may want to sing, bringing our your golden voice that wasn’t heard for a long time. Karaoke bar with group of friends is fun! Choose a group more likely who have the same interests as you. A wholesome dinner with your family is surely appreciated too.

Note: To be continued…it was such a long blog! See you next post

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By on February 11, 2013

Here’s Live Life and Love wishing you all, ‘‘KUNG HEI FAT CHOI”  It’s the Lunar year of the water snake. A new year to face challenges again. Chinese New Year will start Feb.10.Those born in the year of the Horse, Rat and Ox are the luckiest for this year.Since this is the lucky year for you especially to those superstitious and believers in Chinese Astrology, it is the season to be merry admittedly, everybody is happy and Chinese majority.This year would bring abundance of money, good luck in love and healthy living. This is what life is all about, Full of surprises.

Snake characteristics; silent, patient, alert, powerful and dangerous. Influences by, those who were born on this year will inherit the traits of an animal ruling over life. Based on the background, One characteristic of a snake is poisonous. Does it mean? it brings danger to? As we humans do not like to think about the danger part, about the earth’s crust that the world is going to end, disasters, avalanches, devastating floods, droughts and famines. We also hate to think about bad health, accidents, bankruptcy, work irregularity and other frustrations to name a few. Is it a proven scientific concept?

Animals thought, brings good luck as well as bad luck too ! Is it better to leave animal bad behavior and take only the good ones?Others, they use powerful animals for campaign posters and made animal symbols very popular.I’m not here to question Western culture, however, I still believe in the power of prayers and faith. Much more to consider, the determination to work harder in order to be successful.What if we just work hard and enjoy what life has to bring? I hope this year will be a productive and harmonious year for all of us !  ”Happy Chinese New Year Everyone !

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