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Friday, 31 January 2014

INFO: Sales and Promos Everywhere!

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HYATT PLAZA, DOHA QATAR






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Thursday, 30 January 2014

THOUGHTS: Excited Much!!


Yes! After almost 2 years of waiting for the right time to come, eto na. This is the right time for us to be part of the Couples Community.


I started as Youth For Christ last 1998. It was the first time NEUST conducted Youth Camp, and together with the other 30+ participants, we finished it and hailed as the first batch of NEUST YFC-Youth Camp.

After 7 years of serving the Youth Community as speaker, facilitator, and Team leader, I decided to join the 2nd batch of CLP - SFC Crossovers in 2005. This is right after I passed the board exam. It has a total of 13 weeks although I missed 3 talks (sad!). But then, right after we had our Lord's Day and joined Regional Conference, I went straight to Manila to look for a job.

In 2009, 3 months after I accepted a job offer in Dubai, I joined SFC - Dubai, I decided to attend all talks to refresh and renew as well. There, I served as Household Head to my 5 beautiful anaks. =)

But then, in 2011, I received a very good opportunity here in Doha and decided to accept it. I had a very heavy heart, knowing that I will be leaving SFC community again.. Here in Doha, I belong to a very supportive and loving HH. Though, due to my very hectic schedule, too much work pressure and adjustment to the environment, I became less active, although I managed to attend QNC 2011 and MEC 2011.

And now, after some years of Hiatus of serving God trhough CFC Community, here I am again, but this time it's different. I will go, attend, complete and finish the Christian Life Program, together with my husband. New people, same community... New year, same beliefs and faith.

EXCITED MUCH!!!

THOUGHTS: Vacation Aftermath

"A wave of unfathomable nostalgia keeps on kicking in my mind…"


Last 19th January, I went to Philippines to spend a week-long vacation. Yes, you read it right, one week. A very short holiday considering that my flight duration from Qatar is more or less 24 hrs (back and forth).

First, I am tired. With 5 hours difference and an endless line at the Immigration, not to mention a very bad jetlag, my physique wanted to have a very good night rest. Good thing, my husband and Ninong Noel waited for me for almost an hour. Pardz did not call our company Transport Coordinator for me to pick up. Instead, he was accompanied by Ninong Noel, well got a more relaxing service, thanks for that Ninong!

Second, our house was a little bit messy. Don’t get me wrong, my husband cleans almost everyday. It’s just that I have a personal definition of the phrase “house cleaning”. Yep, I am clean fanatic, Or maybe, I was close enough to have OCD, hahahah! Kidding aside, even If still want to stay in bed keeping busy staring at the ceiling, I chose to get up and clean the house. Not general cleaning, but at least I satisfied myself.

Third, the reason why I only had a short vacation is that, my husband celebrated his 28th birthday. Before I left, he said that he wants to spend time with me (nax!). But I thought, It will be nice if we throw him a surprise party, and we actually did. Although there a very diminutive spoiler (thanks to the party hat!), our party ended up simple yet awesome. =).

After that I spent 3 more days as local leave. Cleaning the house, eat, sleep, watch movies, a Filipino teleserye called “The Legal Wife” (I am not a fan, I am just curious hahah!), and spend quality time with Pardz, and that’s the most priceless thing.

So, how’s my holiday? Great! I miss Philippines already. I wish I could stay for a couple of days but it feels better knowing that I'm having so much fun now spending quality time with my husband… <3

Saturday, 11 January 2014

EVENT: Disney on Ice is Back!


Following a sold-out run of Disney on Ice in Doha last summer, the entertainment group is bringing another family show to Qatar next month: Mickey’s Music Festival, which will play at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) from Feb. 12 to 16.

Tickets

Tickets for the show, which go on sale Friday, Jan. 10, are priced similarly to those sold for Disney on Ice, starting at QR125, the “early bird” price until Jan. 20th. Regularly priced tickets range from QR150 for the cheapest seats, to QR1,000 for VIP tickets.
 
During last year’s show, there was no discounted price for children, but kids under two years old were not required to have a ticket if they sat on their parents’ laps.

Tickets will be on sale at Virgin Megastores in Landmark and Villaggio malls, and at www.virginmegastore.qa.

Schedule

February 12, 2014, Wednesday - 7:00 in the evening
February 13, 2014, Thursday - 7:00 in the evening
February 14, 2014, Friday - 3:00 in the afternoon and 7:00 in the evening
February 15, 2014, Saturday - 11:00 in the morning, 3:00 in the afternoon and 7:00 in the evening

February 16, 2014, Sunday - 7:00 in the evening

 #Dohanews#

Thursday, 9 January 2014

THOUGHTS: TBT is Think Big Thursday


Yup, Thursday is not just about posting  old photos of you, Thursday is also thinking something big.

When I was in college, favorite day ko na ang Thursday, kasi Friday na the next day, nagkakasakit na ng mga tamaditis ang mga tao, hindi ko din magets bakit sabay sabay sumusumpong ang sakit na ito sa kanila. Kaya saken, ang Thursday, parang Friday na din =)

2005 nung napagdesisyunan kong magboard exam na. Masyado na kasing malinis ang bahay namin, everyday is general cleaning. Nahihilo na din ang mga muwebles at kasangkapan ng nanay ko. Kulang na lang, ilagay ko ang TV sa toilet. Sa madaling sabi, wala akong work. Ay meron pala,  On Job Training ako sa isang family business. 8AM- 5PM yun. Pagdating sa gabi, pumapasok ako sa isang Training Center para sa Autocadd, 6PM-9PM yan. Pag uwi, kakain lang ng dinner, sumaydlayn nman ako sa plano ng isang resort sa probinsya namin. Busy pala ako nun. Pero parang nakukulangan ako. Kaya minsan mas gusto kong umabsent na lang at maglinis ng bahay. Mas challenging yata saken ang baligtarin ang buong kabahayan habang pinapalitan araw araw ang kurtina, pillow case, at mga takip ng appliances ni mudak.

Thursday din ang Novena Day ni St Jude, (ang patron ng mga nagmamakaawa sa Board Exam, heheh!). Inavail ko din ang pagdadasal sa St. Jude Church. Pinush ko yan, 9 days un straight! Bago ako pumunta sa Review Center, dadaan muna aq sa Church para magNovena. Hindi ko din kinakalimutan ang magtulos ng kandila. Iba Ibang kulay yun, iba iba din ang request na katumbas. Uso, edi makiuso.

May 12-13 2005 When I took my board exam , Thursday ang huling araw. Ganap na ganap ang paggamit ko ng MDAS sa exam. Pagkatapos, Nagbali pa ako ng 3 Monggol #2, tradisyon daw yun. Sumunod na lang ako, tradisyon daw eh. Sabi pa ng mga kasama ko sa hotel “uy Rai, wag mo munang gagamitin uli yung mga sinuot mo sa Board exam hanggat hindi pa lumalabas ang result”. Gusto ko sanang sumagot at sabihing “heller, natural! Kelangan ko pang imeet up si Mr. Clean, bago ko isuot uli tong mga to, kaloka!?” Kaso, “oo” na lang ang isinagot ko nanghina kasi ako sa Design hahahaha! Pero syempre, dapat meron kang motivation na gagamitin at walang halong kaplastikan. Importante yun eh. sa bawat bagay o hakbang na gagawin mo, mahalaga ang merong taga pushcart. Ako ang motivation ko nung time na yun, isa lang – TAMAD AKONG MAG ARAL. Truelabels yan. kaya isinaksak ko sa napakalaking bahagi ng hippocampus ko, KELANGAN MONG PUMASA NG BOARD, NOW NA! Para hindi ka na mag aral uli. Effective naman ang motivation ko. Pumasa nga ako! Yihaaa! Ganap na ganap na talagang Engineer na ako.

June 08, 2006, Thursday  – Natanggap ako sa trabaho na alam kong nagtagal ako. Hindi OJT, hindi subok, hindi puchu pucho. Pero sabi magstart na ako ng June 13 para tapos na ang holiday. Tuwang tuwa nman ako, sa wakas, Makati Girl na ako! Pero ilang buwan lang…

January 18, 2007, Thursday – 1st day ko Vietnam, Pinadala ako ng company sa Hanoi Branch. Pinatapon o pinadala, pareho lang. pero ang sarap  ng feeling, abroad! tunog yayamanin! :D Isang taon din ako dun. Simpleng buhay. Hindi ko nga maalala na nagpagupit ako ng buhok dun. Uso daw ang long hair, edi cge, makiuso uli. Pag uwi ko, hanggang bewang ang na achieve!

January 03, 2008, Thursday – pagbalik ko ng Makati Branch, isang bonggalore na Kempinski Palace ang nagwelcome saken, Ang laki laki ng project! Kabado na ako noon, kasi tamad ako alam ko. At hindi ko alam kung may tiwala talaga sila saken, o gusto nila akong pahirapan hahaha! Eitherway, Kempinski Palace ang masasabi kong pinakapaborito kong proyekto.

October 09, 2008, Thursday – unang araw ko sa Dubai Branch ng company nmin, wow! bagong yugto ng Buhay! Tandang tanda ko pa, enjoy na enjoy ako sa magagarang sasakyan sa Dubai. Para akong batang yagit na nakadungaw sa kotse habang naglalaway sa H2, H3, Chedeng, Beetle at BMW. At kinabukasan, byernes, nagkita kami ng ate ko, at dinala ako sa MOE, unang weekend ko, nagswimming na agad sa Ski Dubai. Kaya pagkatapos ng 3 araw, may thermometer na aq sa kilikili, nilalagnat hahahaah!

March 31, 2011, Thursday – Huling araw ko sa UAE. Kinabukasan lilipad na ako papuntang Doha. Pero this time, ibang kumpanya na ang magpaapdala saken. Tiklop tuhod pa akong nagmakaawa sa amo ko na iterminate na ako. Sinabayan ko pa ng birit ng, “please release me, let me go….” Ang tagal bago ko nabuksan ang puso nila, ang tagal ko bago ko nakuha ang matamis nilang oo. Aalis na nga lang ako, ayaw pang icancel ang visa ko. Mahal na mahala pala nila ako, ngayon ko lang narealize :D

Ngayon ko lang din naramdaman, ang significant pala ng Thursday sa life ko. luck, fate, destiny. O yun talaga ang istorya na ginawa para saken. Ang daming charaught, ganap, at tarush na nangyare. Pero hindi lang basta Throw back Thursday, dapat Think Big Thursday din. Move forward, explore and think in an avant garde way. Try to stay out of your shell, pwedeng sumubok, pwedeng magkamali. Walang masama dun. Experience. At pag nagkamali ka sa bagay na yun, tanggapin mo na lang, then move forward. Pero wag mo nang uulitin, kasi marami ka pang pwedeng gawin at mamali uli. +_+

Think Big Thursday Guys!
Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

FASHION: Thank you Pardz for my 2nd Lumang Vag, Hugs!

I know this may sound something to you, but Louis Vuitton is not just an ordinary bag, but for a woman, it is an investment as well. I opted not to buy imitation not because it's not original (literally!), and I don't want to feel conscious and less confident. Though I did not born with golden spoon in my mouth, I already knew that LV since I was 5 and fully aware that it is a luxurious brand. Big thanks to my mom who worked in Oman for 5 years and travel with her employers from Hongkong, to UAE to England to other parts of the world. That is why, I promise to myself, I will buy Louis Vuitton before I turned 30. I claimed it, and It happened. :)

We went to Villaggio Mall last night, and bought my 2nd LV Speedy Bag. I find it real cute and very handy. The rounded shaped of this speedy allows a very spacious interior, which I needed because I want everything to bring whenever we go out. A very ideal for carrying my needs. Plus, it comes in a gorgeous Damier Canvas. So now, I am enjoying this latest blessing to me, and the newest member of my bag collection. pero xempre, xa yung nasa pedestal, ibang level, yayamanin, hahaha!

Thank you lord.. You really never fail to surprise me...
Thank you also to your most amazing, and most surprising instrument in my life - Wilcyn... :)

Louis Vuitton Neverfull (Damier Ebene Canvas)
July, 2011
Villaggio Mall, Doha, Qatar





Louis Vuitton Speedy (Damier Ebene Canvas)
January, 2014
Villaggio Mall, Doha, Qatar



THOUGHTS: HATERS-Having Anger Towards Everyone Reaching Success

"Just be you. I've learned the hard way in the end, some people are just so full of hate that no matter what you say or do, the will always have something to say..."

Megan Fox
 
http://skrapdiggy.wordpress.com/2011/03/31/on-haters/

Just wanna share this beautiful fact... :)

Yesterday afternoon, I discovered that I have tanaannn.... 2 haters. Yeah, I've earned 2 detractors last year. For sure there is, or maybe are reasons why they feel that way towards me, they don't even belong to my circle of friends (though I don't have plans to befriend them since they are full of negativity in their lives). The first seems like she hates the world, while the other one is not happy enough with her marriage life. And so, just as I realized now, these 2 things about them, are the exact opposite of what I am enjoying now. Though I came from a broken family, I was raised by my mom and her relatives in a very positive way of living, taught us to thank God in every blessing I receive, whether these are the things that we ask for, or thing that we deserve to have. And just a year ago, I married a very wonderful man, my 4G - God's Greatest Gorgeous Gift.

Maybe, these things are the reasons why they feel that way. But instead of feeling the same way  and become "crying patola loser", these amazing people around me told me "the best way to deal with your haters is no to deal with them at all." So I made further research about haters, and here's what I've learned on How to deal with your fans (yes, they are you fans, looking up on you, but with bitterness, hehehe)

1. In order to understand the process of why haters hate, you must understand the definition of a hater. A hater is "A person whose jealousy of another person success or achievements makes them verbally nit-pick any flaws no matter how small or just make up flaws in order to somehow try and belittle the successful person."


2. Instead of getting mad at haters for hating, keep doing what you do that brings hate your way. Having haters is one way of knowing your constantly doing something right. It's always good to have your name in someone else's mouth, keeps you popular.


3. Understand that it's in a haters blood to hate. It's not that they hate you, but rather they hate themselves or hate others who have. The distaste a hater has for you will only grow over time If you continue to succeed, so push forward.


Now I understand why they are so ampalaya about me. I'm not saying that I am so successful, it's just that I think they see something in me they wish they have, nax! ang conceited ko lolz! But I think these statement are so true. Haters seem to always posses a negative aura around them. Feeling ko, hate keeps them going, so instead of Gatorade, they drink Haterade. 

So to wrap up things, I want to add some more important notes in dealing with your hecklers, thanks to Miss Ridinger... :) 

1. Haters don't really hate; they hate themselves because you are a reflection of what they wish to be.
 
2. Someone who hates you normally hates you for one of three reasons ; either they see you as a threat, they hate themselves or they want to be you.

3. Turn your HATERS into MOTIVATORS.

4.  Instead of hating them back, love your haters, because they keep on wasting time just to watch your every move.

5. People will hate you, rate you, shake you and break you. But how strong you stand is what makes you.

6. HATE is equivalent to ANGER, and ANGER is one of the 7 Capital sins, so if you hate people, you are already a certified sinner.

So to my haters, bear into your feeble mind that we are not equal, and I wouldn't want to stoop down to your level. Just enjoy your anger because it will eat you in the end. :)

"People rain on your parade because they are jealous of your sun and tired of their shade..."








  • Haters don’t really hate; they hate themselves because you are a reflection of what they wish to be.
  • H.A.T.E.R.S. > Having Anger Towards Everyone Reaching Success
  • Someone who hates you normally hates you for one of three reasons. Either they see you as a threat, they hate themselves or they want to be you.
  • Turn your HATERS into MOTIVATORS
  • I got these haters like, when will he stop? Maybe a minute after never so set your clocks (Lil’ Wayne)
  • Remember, people rain on your parade because they’re jealous of your sun and tired of their shade.
  • Love your haters. They are your biggest fans. Why? Because they keep on wasting time just to watch your every move.
  • Just be you. I’ve learned the hard way and in the end, some people are just so full of hate that no matter what you say or do, they’ll always have something to say. (Megan Fox)
  • People will hate you, rate you, shake you and break you. But how you strong you stand is what makes you.
  • Insecurity is an ugly thing. It makes you hate people you don’t even know.
  • - See more at: http://www.lorensworld.com/life-work/dealing-with-haters-by-loren-ridinger/#sthash.HSxZr1jA.dpuf

    Sunday, 5 January 2014

    PROMO: Qatar Drag Racing VIP Tickets


    Get ready to protect your ears as the sound of revving engines and screeching tyres resonate through your body. Feel your heartbeat race and thrust your pulse into overdrive as your adrenaline courses through your veins with the anticipation of the race. Smell the heady mix of fuel fumes and burning rubber and…burgers! So, ok, you have a race to watch, but you also have a tummy to fill with gut busting burgers and other tasty morsels from Johnny Rockets. This is a ticket like no other, because this is a VIP ticket to the Arabian Drag Racing League. Get down and dirty in the pits, watch the drivers prepare for the ultimate goal of winning the race and watch repairs happening right before your eyes. What are you waiting for? Be quick, because the race isn’t going to hang around…


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    • Bike Show – Harley Davidson
    • Car Show – Unique classic cars, supercars
    • Food stalls/restaurants
    • Go Kart kid’s race
    • Special games for children and youngsters
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    Saturday, 4 January 2014

    EVENT: Concert in Qatar with Aiza and Gloc9

    What:
    Aiza and Gloc9 Concert in Qatar
    Where:
    West End Park, Ampitheater, Ind. Area
    When:
    31st January 2014, Friday
    Time:
    7:30PM (Gate will open at 6:00)
    Ticket:
    39 QR, 59 QR, 79 QR, 99 QR, 129 QR

    THE ARTISTS


    THE VENUE


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    Thursday, 2 January 2014

    THOUGHTS: Start the Year with a Bang!


    Last year, which is just 2 days ago, I prayed for the following things - Better Health for me, my hubby, and our family back home; happier family life; and better JOB opportunity for me. And yes, I mean it. 99% of whoever reading this post have the same prayer and wishful thinking for 2014. Not that you hate your job, that's why I used the word "BETTER". I have a good job, now I am asking for a better one.

    No satisfaction??? Hmm a part of it.  But the fact is, our project is on its opening stage. And who wants to be "empty handed" after the project? No one. So before 2013 bid goodbye, I prayed for stronger personality and attitude for me to stay in this company. Our manager talked to me 3 weeks back, telling me that they want to "bring" me to their new project as direct employee. (FYI: I am working in a Joint Venture, and one of these 2 contractors wants to take me as their "in-house QS")... well, how's that? :)

    I told him, "yeah that'd be great." But the truth is, I am half-hearted, double-minded with the offer. Something's telling me that This is a good, but not BETTER. And so, I prayed harder...

    What happens next?
    This morning, after a 24 relaxing, peaceful hour of January 01, I checked my personal email and guess what? 2 companies, sent me an invitation for an interview. A very good start of the year for me. And there's more! I received 2 phone calls from 2 different companies, asking for an interview schedule, a total of 4. Wow! Isnt' it great??

    Si Lord talaga, he never fails to surprised me, and amused me. :) Now, all I have to do is prepare myself for a live battle... When??? Real real soon :)

    And you, yes you, the one reading this... Whether you are my friend, a relative, a regular reader, an OFFICE COLLEAGUE, or nakikichikka lang,  I tell you this - YES, I AM APPLYING. And I know for sure, you're doing the same thing as well, So spread the word and say whatever you wanna say, but please try not to be hypocrite.

    Goodluck to me! #2014 #goodvibes #happywifehappylife