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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Lovin' the holidays...

it's been a month since my last post :) i hope you're all enjoying the holidays as much as i do -- i'm having a crazy happy one. i'll be back blogging in the next couple of days... need time to sort out lots and lots of pictures I took this season :)

cheers, happy holidays!!!
Saturday, November 21, 2009

The mall rat loves bread.

After a jam-packed day at work, I decided to go to the mall today to somehow jumpstart my so-called weekend. I headed off to BreadTalk at Glorietta 4 only to find out that it’s closed for renovation. Darn! Good thing I paid attention to what was written on their tarp --- they have a stall at the Landmark Food Court. *big grin* “But where’s that?”, I thought.

Seriously, I didn’t know that Landmark has a food court (or maybe I just forgot about it since for the longest time I’ve been referring to it as “that department store in Makati which connects Glorietta and Greenbelt”).

Anyway, I found the stall. Happy lunch time! (well, as for my body clock, it’s dinner).

I personally think that the BreadTalk folks are artists trapped in Baker uniforms. Check out these tasty treats!

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These breads are way too cute, i don’t think I’ll be able to eat it. LOL!

So I just bought some pork floss bread (it’s their bestseller) and went back shopping.

Happy weekend! :)

 

Check out their cool website! http://www.breadtalk.com.ph/

Sunday, November 15, 2009

That crazy island trip…

I received a text message from a high school friend one afternoon…

“Ros, are you free tomorrow? Wanna go to Puerto Galera with me?”

Okay, at that point I panicked (i just woke up), I thought it was a Friday so I immediately checked the calendar on my phone… but it’s Saturday already… Saturday afternoon.

I was having second thoughts that time because I have work on a Monday night.  But being the backpacker that I am, I gave it a go.. why?.. coz she mentioned the magic words: “it won’t cost you a cent, just bring your camera and take pictures.” *grin* :)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

BOHOLicious weekend

Last weekend, I went to Bohol together with some friends. We stayed at the Dumaluan Beach Resort. That weekend trip was a blast! It was my first time to go there and I just fell in love with the beach… who wouldn’t?


Beside Dumaluan Beach is the Bohol Beach Club, we just paid the Php 350 entrance fee which is good enough for the whole day (and it's consumable -- food and drinks!). Like how my colleague describes it, “this place is like being in your private Boracay” (less the crowd, of course). These pictures were taken around 10:00 AM.,while some of my friends are still sleeping (and others went out to try the plunge and the zipline). No post-processing done on the pictures yet. This is beach heaven!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Photoshoot Preview

I was invited for an awesome photoshoot for BlackStellar Events last Saturday. Here’s a sample shot (double-click the picture for a larger image):

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I’ll be uploading the full set to my gallery soon :)

 

Later,

Ros

I just met a superhero…

 

Relief Operations for the victims of Typhoon Ondoy  are still on-going throughout the country. I am amazed to see how this calamity united Filipinos from all walks of life. Go Team Pilipinas!

Last Wednesday, I volunteered again for the relief operations organized by our church in the Fort. I was assigned to an area near our church along with a familiar personality – Mr. Alex Compton.OndoyRelief_AlexCompton

 

To many, he is not just an ordinary guy. Alex is a full-blooded American born in the Philippines. He’s an athlete and was very popular during his years in the Metropolitan Basketball Association (Awarded 1999 MBA Most Valuable Player).

 

We exchanged stories about life and some of our ‘Ondoy experiences’ while on our way to Western Bicutan. We passed by a GK (Gawad Kalinga) community nearby and he looked so glad to see the developments in that area. He mentioned that he was able to volunteer that time when the houses there were being constructed.

“When did you become a Christian?”

“More than 10 years, I think…”, I replied.

“Mas lamang ka sa akin… (you have more advantage than me)”, he smiled.

Probably not, I thought. It’s funny to realize that I have more learning experiences inside the church than outside of it.

I am honored and humbled to learn from you, Alex. You taught me what ‘getting out of the comfort zone’ truly means.

September 30, 2009 – I learned that you don’t need to have super powers to be a hero. Your life could be a blessing to someone in need.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Not an ordinary weekend.

Last Saturday, 09/26/09, the Philippines was hit by a typhoon. “Ondoy” – sounds like a name of an innocent little boy, but people will remember that name differently.

It was a not-so-regular Saturday for me. I have decided to just stay at home since I didn’t have much sleep for the entire week. I left the office in Makati around 6AM (yup, coming from the night shift) and arrived home a little before 7AM. It was raining all right, everything seems normal, so I slept… I woke up around 2PM and was shocked to see what’s in the news.

FLOOD. The roads turned into rivers. According to the reports, people from different areas in Metro Manila were already on their rooftops waiting to be rescued. There’s no flood in our area, but I feel for those who lost their loved ones, homes, and properties. My heart is crushed.

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in time of trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea…” Psalms 91:2-4

Our local church sent a message that the weekend services are cancelled and that they are opening their doors to help the ‘Ondoy’ victims. Mom and I waited for the nearby mall to open so we could buy some stuff to donate. When we arrived at church, we were amazed to see the outpour of love from the church members. Donations kept coming in. We wanted to volunteer but we don’t know how until one of the committee members listed something on the whiteboard… “NEEDS: Van”

Mom and I looked at each other and smiled. Coincidence? We told the pastor immediately that we have a van available for them to use. He asked if we have a driver, and with a wide smile, I pointed to my mom and said, “siya po” (she’ll drive).

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We started to load the van with relief goods around 3PM (Sunday) and along with 4 other vehicles we went to Marikina to distribute the goods.

It felt so great to give. I feel so much alive. Thank you Lord. This is truly one weekend I’ll never forget. I haven’t heard a word from some friends yet. I hope they’re okay. Pray everyone.

“Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear.” Isaiah 59:1.

You too can help. Click here for the list of verified relief centers for Ondoy victims.

 

Later,

Ros_name

Saturday, September 26, 2009

hello world!

Let’s kick this off with an introduction… My name is Ros - just a commoner with a passion for photography, multimedia arts, music, and traveling.

I have been surrounded by a lot of positive influences this year – all had inspired me to create this blog. ‘Thought Bubbles and Rainbow-Colored Days’ is about bits and pieces of my day-to-day experiences, opinions, interests, and light-bulb moments.

Sweeeet! I just did my first post! yay!

PS: I gave in to a friend’s suggestion (thanks Eric!) … My multimedia gallery (www.shootandstyle.blogspot.com) is also under construction. Please do visit. l'm looking forward to your comments and suggestions! :)

Later,

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