Archive for November, 2010
This Sunday marks the first Sunday of Advent for Roman Catholics. As I listened to the homily of the priest this Sunday’s mass, it reminded me the real meaning of Christmas. The priest reiterated that Advent is from the latin word “adventus” meaning coming or arrival. The first coming is what we commemorate every year, the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ and the second advent, is the one that we need to prepare for, is the anticipation of His return.
As we get busy with the Christmas season, buying Christmas presents, preparing for Christmas parties and all the merriment of the season. Let us not forget to focus on the real star of this season. That is a good reflection indeed.
As always, since it is almost December, I still have not completed my Christmas list. So, we went to the Noel Bazaar at the World Trade Center to check it out and buy some stuff. This is me and my daughter goofing around at the entrance after we were done shopping.
Sunday is the time for loot bag packing in preparation for my son’s family day. Look at my young man helping me out. That’s one of the tasks of being a parent representative, arduous but fulfilling.
For some reason, I always find myself super busy these past weeks. It’s probably because the Christmas season is fast approaching.
We woke up very early Sunday morning to attend a wreath laying for my departed Father-in-Law. It is in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Signal Corps. The Signal Corps is part of the Communications, Electronics and Information Systems Service, of the AFP (CEISSAFP).
The CEISSAFP Signal Corps has been pursuing efforts to ensure the military have the best communications systems to support its men. It’s indeed a great honor that they are paying homage to Signal Corps soldiers who have served the nation especially those who have went ahead of them. The small ceremony was held at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio. We also took the time to offer our prayers at the grave of my Father-in-Law.
After the ceremony, we grabbed the opportunity to hear mass at the St. Michael the Archangel Parish which is just nearby.
Unfortunately, we were so in a hurry that I forgot to bring my camera. Good thing I have the camera phone handy. All photos were taken using my Samsung Wave.
I love to hear how your weekend went. Just leave your links and I will follow….
Have a good week ahead!
311/365 Printed Photos
312/365 Reunion – after 10 long years, my children are reunited with their grand dad together with my sister.
313/365 Mobile Phone Holder – my son’s gift to his friends
314/365 Christmas Star
315/365 Ready for planting
318/365 My living room — all dressed up for Christmas
319/365 Christmas Presents
320/365 Cute Christmas candles
This week was extremely busy for me (pardon me if I wasn’t able to leave any comments) but I was so happy that it ended with a high note…. Manny Pacquiao once again gave us a reason to be proud. Congratulations Congressman Pacquiao!
Anyway, the highlight of the weekend was a tree planting activity sponsored by Lotte, the makers of Koala’s March and Xylitol and in cooperation with ABS-CBN Foundation. The tree planting activity was held at the La Mesa Eco Park. My son’s school was invited to be part of this event and I gladly accompanied him. Whenever we get invited an activity like this, I always make it a point to join. This is because I want to raise awareness regarding the importance of saving the environment.
Lotte General Manager, Mr. Gerry Francia and his son headed the ceremonial tree planting activity while a representative from ABS-CBN Foundation taught us the technique on how successfully plant a tree. Lotte’s cuddly mascot was also there to witness the event.
Although the kids were not able to really plant a “real tree” because it is off-planting season, they were only allowed to plant a seedling.
Our boys were so excited to plant …
My boy busy putting in the soil …
Now, proud of his achievement.
I am so proud of my boy! We went home with all the dirt on our shoes and smelling like sweat… but it was all worth it.
I hope that you all had time to recharge this weekend.
301/365 Seafood Pasta by Cibo
302/365 You just gotta have rules!
303/365 All Soul’s Day – a scene at Libingan ng mga Bayani
304/365 Banana Dessert
305/365 Black and white shot of my favorite subject
306/365 Yummy empanadas by Empanada Avenue
307/365 Christmas Ball from my Christmas tree (macro shot using Samsung wave)
308/365 Golf ball, taken during my family’s bonding time at the driving range.
309/365 Need to sew?
310/365 Hubby’s co-employees gifted him with this caricature when he resigned. Cute isn’t it?
Semestral break is over for my children and they are back to school. I made sure that they have accomplished everything at the start of their vacation so they can enjoy the rest of the week.
Hubs also made it a point to spend some bonding time with the kids by letting them join him at the driving range. The heavy downpour did not stop the gang from having a great time.
It was my kid’s first time so they got a little coaching from their Papa.
“Focus on the ball.” That is one very important technique you should learn when you are playing golf.
The kids got hungry after that strenuous activity. Seeing them so happy together is just truly priceless.
I hope everyone had loads of fun this weekend.