Sunday, March 22, 2020

Gratefulness amidst Chaos

By Gina A. Juarez

Strict enhanced community quarantine was mandated in Iloilo City, just like any other places in the country in order to control the spread of the crazy and deadly corona virus disease (COVID19. The government is actively doing their best to protect its people by doing many proactive campaigns, mandating necessary restrictions, providing essentials especially for our healthcare front liners who are tirelessly working to help mend patients recover and other kababayans who still needs to work to make things convenient for everyone.



Despite the danger amidst of this highly communicable disease, we are hopeful that together, we will win and get through this; to continue our lives well. Private sectors have been also generously channelling help by donating cash and goods to support the operation of the government and volunteers and for the people.

Love and compassion will win and heal all the hurt this situation has caused us. We’ll all get through this; the world will get through this because we have a Great God who is lovingly looking after us. This thing shall pass and we together in faith will make our fears and sadness turn into hopes and celebrations.

How did I cope with the long break?

Before the quarantine period, I bought food, some essentials and making sure to be physically distant from people. Anyway this is just for a while. By doing so, we take part and help prevent the spread of the virus. At first, I chose to stay in my rented space and was hoping to bear things alone, but I did not make it. I got anxiety attacks and was starting to feel uncertain. I was alone, stuck in my room, trying to entertain myself but definitely, as hours and days passed, I was feeling sick, hysterical and careless. I knew I have to do something. So I decided to leave and asked Jan to transport me home. The effect of receiving negative interpretations of other people was deeply terrible to my end. It was more destructive than the actual problem. It almost got me! Now I understand how other people ‘battle’ with their own minds. Now, I understand them more.

So I got home with a thankful heart. I was able to spend time with my mom. I ate real food, good food and occasionally battles with her about some chit chats in the morning. It is always true that in bad times like this, to be with your family is still the best fortress. There’s joy and gratefulness in my heart. I don’t really get enough moments with them. What was also special is that, at home, I get to learn how to cook, sort things, sleep well, watch movies, write and sing. There was freedom and peace.

I also like the idea that our overwhelmed dwelling place gets time to recharge and heal. Instead of becoming a channel of negativities in the world, let us focus more on the good side. Life is always uncertain. It can always give us many surprises. There are good days and there are down times. Let us choose to be proactive and thankful of everything we have in our lives. Our parents and siblings, our friends and colleagues, our good health, our career, our freedom, our special-someone, our entire life is a huge blessing.

We were all created tough and always ready to win every battle. Please have faith because the Lord will provide. | Iloilo City, Philippines, March 22, 2020    


Wednesday, March 18, 2020

LOVE BORACAY 2020 IS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19

DENR 6 CANCELS ENVIRONMENTAL EVENTS, 
LOVE BORACAY 2020 DUE TO COVID 19

            The Corona Virus Disease (COVID) 19 got the Environment Department cancelling all its scheduled events for March this year.

            In the light of the proactive move by city and provincial governments of Iloilo to protect its people from the local transmission of COVID 19, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) have decided to cancel all of its environmental events this month of March 2020.


Boracay Sunset taken by Boracay Dragon

            “We have to obey the rules and protect ourselves from this dreaded virus that is now gripping the world with fear. It is necessary for us to cancel our scheduled events for the month as protecting life is more important right now,” said Regional Executive Director Francisco E. Milla, Jr. of DENR Region 6.

Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas issued Executive Order (EO) No. 50-A (an amendment to EO Nos. 042-A and 050) series of 2020, while Iloilo Governor Arthur R. Defensor, Jr. signed EO No. 028-C, series of 2020 to protect the residents in city and province of Iloilo and prevent the spread and/or local transmission of COVID. Travel restrictions, discouraging mass gathering, school suspension, observance of social distancing and community quarantine procedures are all provided in the two signed EOs.

In support to these initiatives, the DENR Region 6 cancelled its scheduled activities for the month of March, namely: International Day of Forests (March 21), World Water Day (March 22), Earth Hour (March 28) and Women’s Month activities (March 1-31). 

As to the observance of Earth Hour, Atty. Ramar Niel V. Pascua, Regional Director of Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) issued an advisory encouraging everyone to still take part in the global lights off event by turning off all non-essential lights in their homes, establishments and offices on March 28 at 8:30 PM until 9:30 PM. 

As a preventive measure, the DENR 6 management also provided alcohol and sanitizer for use of all its employees, suspended the holding of flag rites and use of biometrics, closed the canteen for two weeks until April 14, and put up three Designated Receiving Areas (DRAs) at the Courtyard (regional office), at the Surveys and Mapping Division, and at Manuel L. Lagunilla Compound Ground Floor Lobby for those with documents to bring. Personnel are also discouraged to receive personal visitors or bring family members in the office.

This week, the DENR 6 has also adopted the four-day work week scheme in compliance to Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2020-02 signed by DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu. The Memo Circular provides for the alternate working arrangements to ensure safety of the personnel while continuing to deliver essential services of the Department despite the COVID 19 threat.

Also, the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF) has decided to cancel “LoveBoracay” 2020 events due to the threat of COVID 19, after the March 12 meeting attended by Malay Mayor Frolebar Bautista with TF member alternates presided by DENR USec Ernesto D. Adobo, Jr. representing Secretary Roy A. Cimatu as head of the Task Force. 

LoveBoracay is a weeklong series of events celebrating the rehabilitation of the world famous island. It is slated for April 26 – May 2. But this time, it has to be cancelled. 

DENR USec Benny Antiporda, when interviewed by the local media after the meeting, disclosed that “since the COVID 19 situation has not improved, and with the health of the attendees, organizers and stakeholders, a primary consideration, the BIATF has decided to cancel this event.”/DENR 6

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) to produce and donate the alcohol in bulk quantities, 20-liter containers up to 1,000-liter tote tanks to government


SMC assures its food facilities will continue to operate; outlines efforts to help fight Covid-19



San Miguel Corporation (SMC) president and chief operating officer Ramon S. Ang yesterday assured the public that the company’s supply chain is stable and that it has more than enough inventory to feed Filipinos nationwide for the next several months.

Ang made the statement to underscore that there is no need to panic amid the Covid-19 pandemic.



San Miguel Corporation 

“As far as food supply is concerned, we have the capability to produce enough for everybody and deliver to supermarkets,” he said, adding the company is already working on distributing food donations to poor communities where daily paid workers have been especially hard hit.

San Miguel will also supply food to public hospitals and select government centers.

The most important thing, Ang stressed, is that Filipinos stand together and help one another.  “It is our sense of duty and obligation, pagkakaisa and malasakit that will see us through these difficult times.”


“Panic has no purpose at this time. Follow the directives of our government; cooperate in every way. This is the best way we can all help in fighting the Covid-19 virus, while the quarantine is in effect” he added.



Despite widespread implementation of flexible work-from-home schemes—which San Miguel has already adopted for its offices throughout Metro Manila—Ang assured the public that the company will maintain operations of its food manufacturing facilities, with heightened precautionary measures, to ensure continuous supply.

“We will operate our food facilities 24/7. This isn’t about making profits. We have a responsibility to make sure that food is made available to as many people as possible,”Ang said, adding that he was given assurance that government, through its Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), will lend assistance in securing its food facilities to allow for continuous operation and supply of raw materials to produce food for the country.



He added that other vital SMC businesses, such as fuels, through Petron Corporation, and power generation, through SMC Global Power Holdings Corp., and SMC Infrastructure, will also continue to operate.


Covid 19 virus.

“We will provide essential services such as food, water, power, petrol products and beverages to everyone,” he said. More importantly, Ang said all employees of SMC would continue to get paid despite the quarantine and any form of work discontinuation.
Donation of alcohol, disinfectants




Amid the shortage in alcohol sanitizers, Ang also said that SMC is looking to produce 70% ethyl alcohol at one of its facilities and distribute this for free to communities through their local government units.



The company is also donating to LGUs its own brand of disinfectant powder, which is safe for humans and can easily be deployed as extra protection against the virus.
"While hand-washing is still the best defense, hand sanitizers wilth 70% alcohol can be your next best option where soap and water are not available," SMC president Ramon S. Ang said.



He continued: “We have the means and capability to produce this, and make it available for free to LGUs and public hospitals. We are working on getting the necessary clearances from the relevant government agencies, to produce this for public use. We ask that they help expedite clearances.”



Ang added that SMC spirits subsidiary Ginebra San Miguel Inc. had already begun initial production of the alcohol over the weekend, for use in its facilities and for thousands of employees, initially.



“This is so our facilities and our own employees will not be taking away from the already limited supply that’s available to the public. Our main intention is to get this to our government and healthcare providers at the soonest possible time,”he added.Made through the fermentation of molasses, 70% ethyl alcohol is known to kill most germs and viruses.


Ang added that they are looking to donate the alcohol in bulk quantities, 20-liter containers up to 1,000-liter tote tanks. These can be used for disinfection in government, healthcare, and public facilities.


Currently, the company is working on getting the necessary clearances from government to produce the alcohol for public use, for humanitarian reasons.


Ang said the company is also donating over 13,000 units of its Protect Plus Gold disinfectant powder. Each canister can clean and disinfect a space of up to 650 square meters.



The product, produced by the San Miguel Food Group’s Animal Health Care division, is used for sanitizing air spaces and surfaces in facilities and even in hog farms whenever there are disease outbreaks.



Labeled potassium monopersulfate triple salt, it is safe for use even when there are people inside the room or space being sanitized.

“We are in a race against time to try and stop the spread of Covid-19 virus. Our government and healthcare front liners need all the support and help they can get,”Ang said.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Samsung S20 series and Galaxy Z Flip, Your Next Breaktrough

Globe unveils Samsung S20 series and Galaxy Z Flip postpaid plans 

Experience your next breakthrough with the newest installation to the iconic Samsung Galaxy Series and Globe’s ThePLAN and ThePLATINUM plans.

The recently launched Samsung Galaxy S20 Series, consisting of S20, S20+ and the new S20 Ultra, raises the bar higher with unmatched specs designed to challenge the limits of mobile photography and performance.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, the next breakthrough.

The 
Galaxy S20 Ultra shatters global records with its 108MP quad rear cameras with 100x SuperZoom and 40MP selfie camera. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S20 and the Galaxy S20+ are packed with 12MP cameras with 64MP sensors (1/1.7-inch) for up to 30x digital zoom. All three phones are equipped with revolutionary 8K 24fps video recording capable of capturing ultra-high resolution images ranging up to 33MP. The entire series also packs with high-capacity 5000mAH battery, 12GB + 128GB internal memory, and the signature Samsung Wireless PowerShare for reverse charging.

The beginning of the new decade also hails Samsung’s newest bold move in the rebirth of the foldable phone trend - the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. The Z Flip improves on its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Fold’s foldable size for a better experience in device holding, and boasts a 6.7” full screen capability designed with Ultra Thin Glass technology.

Get ready to #OwnIt with Globe and the new Samsung S20 series and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. Pre-order the Samsung S20 series with Globe’s ThePLAN 1499 via the Globe Online Shop (shop.globe.com.ph) until February 25, 2020. Postpaid and Platinum customers may also take home their own Samsung Galaxy Z Flip with ThePLAN 1799 and ThePLATINUM Plan 3799  via the Globe Online Shop or visiting the nearest Globe store.

Learn more about ThePLAN and ThePLATINUM plan offerings for the new Samsung S20 and Galaxy Z Flip series via globe.com.ph. Don’t forget to follow Globe on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Building the modern, connected home

Globe at Home joins forces with real estate giant in bringing to life the ideal home for today’s digital Filipino families

(L-R) Benjamin Garcia, Head - Business, Operations, Strategy & Support at Globe; Debbie Obias; VP and Head of Business Development, Device Innovations and GTM at Globe at Home; Barbie Dapul, VP and Head of Digital Home at Globe; Victor Consunji, CEO at VCDC; and Bernie Mendoza, VP for Construction at VCDC at the exclusive media event featuring the use of Globe CONNECTED HOME devices inside one of the premiere units at VCDC's M Residences development in Taguig


Steadfast in its commitment to powering more Filipino homes with high-quality Internet connectivity, Globe at Home embarks on a strategic partnership with one of the country’s most renowned property developers, Victor Consunji Development Corporation (VCDC) in making the vision of a truly modern and connected home a reality.

The partnership proves to be a milestone in the local real estate industry by making one of VCDC’s flagship projects, M Residences located at Acacia Estates, Taguig as the first residential townhouse property in the country to have built-in fiber internet connection upon purchase powered by Globe At Home. With this high speed connectivity, residents can opt to equip their homes with Globe CONNECTED HOME devices powered by Samsung SmartThings for enhanced comfort, security, and entertainment inside their households.

CONNECTED HOME is Globe at Home’s range of intelligent home devices that provides whole home coverage and automation which allows customers to experience worry-free and convenient living. To provide a firsthand experience of this technology, Globe at Home and VCDC recently co-hosted VIPs and select media partners in an experiential tour of one of the property’s premiere units installed with Globe CONNECTED HOME devices. The exclusive event was led by CEO Victor Consunji and Globe VP and Head of Digital Home Barbie Dapul.

VCDC CEO Victor Consunji gets a firsthand experience of the Globe CONNECTED HOME camera (left) and GLOBE CONNECTED HOME WiFi Hub (right) inside one of the premiere units at M Residences, Taguig

The tour made use of intelligent or IoT (Internet of Things) devices to let visitors experience a digitally- powered home where you simply use your voice, an app, or even scheduled commands to help on your day to day activities. At the core of this experience was a Globe at Home Fiber connection and WiFi Hubs to eliminate WiFi dead spots, and to ensure stable, high-speed connection all over the house for smooth automation of all devices.

Globe CONNECTED HOME Outlets and Multipurpose Sensors, also powered by Samsung SmartThings, were installed in the main rooms for the automated remote control of lights and small appliances to simulate that much needed relaxed ambience perfect after a long week of hustle. And to keep a peace of mind throughout the night, full HD Cameras were also installed in select areas to allow you to remotely monitor your home 24 hours a day by just using your mobile phone.

“The rise of faster and more advanced Internet connectivity has also led to more opportunities in using intelligent devices inside the home,” shared VP and Head of Digital Home Barbie Dapul at Globe. “We are glad to take the first steps in showcasing the power of connected living for the benefit and appreciation of more Filipino families hand-in-hand with an esteemed property developer like VCDC.”

Globe At Home’s latest Unli Fiber Plans start at only 1699 and have varying speeds of up to 100 Mbps. Starting at just P547 per month, you can bundle your plan with a Globe CONNECTED HOME powered by Samsung SmartThings package complete with a WiFi Hub, Multipurpose Sensors, intelligent Outlets and free installation by the Globe Tech Squad -- in-house experts who can help you set up your own intelligent home. You can even add an additional Samsung SmartThings camera on top of your bundle for as low as P250 per month for a 24-month lock in period.

Moreover, you can get 3 months access to your favorite content via Amazon Prime Video, HOOQ, iflix and iWant to stream thousands of movies and TV series for the whole family to enjoy. All plans come with a free landline with unlimited calls to Globe/TM customers for 24 months.

Globe at Home Postpaid customers in Metro Manila may inquire and apply for an intelligent device bundle via shop.globe.com.ph/connectedhome. For more info on Globe At Home plans and services, visit https://www.facebook.com/globeathome/.

Globe Telecom , press release

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Advice to youth this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day advice to youth: educate, empower yourselves to have responsible sexual behavior, prevent early pregnancies

One in every 3 youth aged 15 to 24 years has engaged in early sex. This translates to 6.2 million young people out of the country’s 25 million youth population who have engaged in sexual intercourse, according to the Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality (YAFS) 2013 survey of the University of the Philippines Population Institute.

The institute said the data becomes more worrisome with the information that  
78% of those who engaged in sex for the first time were unprotected against the risk of pregnancy and/or sexually transmitted infection (STI). Of this number, 73.4% are males and 83.8% are females who did not use any form of protection during their first sexual act.

Photo by Google.

The Forum for Family Planning and Development (Forum), the advocacy organization that works in communities to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights, education and family planning, has an array of experiences on the ground talking with young people and educating them about what they can do in their life experiences. 

Benjamin de Leon, president of the Forum, said the high spirits of youth on their first-time discoveries and adventures must be supported with utmost consideration for their health and welfare.

“We share in the joy of young people who are starting to go through life wanting to have certain experiences, but we would like them to seek information first and understand their vulnerable conditions,” said de Leon.

De Leon exphasized that “it is better for young people to postpone sex and educate and empower themselves first with the right information so that they can have the right decisions early in life.”

The YAFS survey said the number of sexually active adolescents and teens increased by more than 14 percent from almost 20 years ago in 1994, when the second YAFS was conducted. The proportion of youth is also increasing by 20%, a rate that has not changed for years in the population census. 

But the number of boys and girls who are into sexual activity has narrowed with the following gaps: 35.5% of males and 28.7of females in 2013, from 26.1% of males and 10.2% of females in 1994. Metro Manila and Central Luzon have the highest prevalence of earlysex among youth with 40.9% and 39.1%respectively, with the lowest in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao with 7.7%.

De Leon said the Forum conducts activities that promote awareness and understanding of sex, sexuality, reproductive health and rights to the youth. “We believe that as the youth population increases, we should also strengthen their education and empowerment and reach as many young people as possible,” he said.

Because of early sexual activity, one in 10 teen girls has begun childbearing: 8% were already mothers and another 2% were pregnant with their first child, according to the 2017 National Demographic and Health Survey

“Today, Valentine’s Day, we would like to tell youngpeople that they have years ahead of them to venture into what they want to experience in life. We just want to appeal to them that there is a right time for it,” said De Leon. “Make yourselves informed and put this knowledge into practice so that you can decide better and have better opportunities for the development of your potentials.”


Reminder from
The Forum for Family Planning and Development, Inc.
Press Release for Valentine’s Day 💕

Monday, January 27, 2020

Replace your old Globe SIMs with LTE SIMs for FREE

Globe urges mobile customers to replace old SIMs
with LTE SIMs for FREE  

Globe is calling its mobile customers to replace their old and obsolete SIMs to LTE SIM cards to experience better mobile data service. Enjoy the digital lifestyle that has changed the way Filipinos live, work, and play today.

Since December 18, 2019 Globe has been sending text messages to customers who continue to use their old and obsolete SIMs.  If you received a message, just go to your nearest Globe Store to get a SIM replacement. Switching to an LTE SIM is FREE of charge and very easy. You will retain your old number when you switch to an LTE SIM card.

Switch your old sim to Globe LTE SIM for FREE now!


How do you know if you have an old and obsolete SIM? You can check if you are still using a 3G SIM simply by texting SIM Check to 8080.

Having an LTE SIM offers a lot of benefits that will elevate and change your mobile digital experience.

For starters, latching to the LTE network empower users with higher speed, a must especially for gamers, people on the go or those who really need information fast.   But more importantly, having an LTE SIM provides better mobile data experience.

Check the differences between an LTE SIM card against an old and obsolete SIM.

The differences between an LTE SIM card against an old and obsolete SIM.

Get to celebrate the new decade with your new LTE SIM card. Go to your nearest Globe store     
now!

Press Release | Globe

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

foodpanda, the biggest online food ordering and delivery service in the Philippines, has finally landed in the city of Iloilo

’foodpanda launches delivery service in the City of Love‘’

Iloilo CITY, Philippines – foodpanda, the biggest online food ordering and delivery service in the Philippines, has finally landed in the city of Iloilo. Founded in May 2012 in Berlin, Germany and operating in more than 40 countries with 45,000 restaurant partners globally. The delivery service is currently active in more than 500 cities, and the first addition to their growing list this 2020 in Visayas is the City of Love – Iloilo City.


foodpanda ready to serve Ilonggos
Ilonggos do not need to memorize delivery numbers for restaurants anymore - as foodpanda has over 100+ restaurants  in the city to choose from the app. With the wide array of cafes and restaurants , people in Iloilo can now enjoy a hint of international cuisines from American, Chinese and Japanese to the well-loved local food La Paz Batchoy of Iloilo right on their doorstep. Whatever it is you're craving, foodpanda has it. 

“We are very happy to add Iloilo to our list of cities that we provide delivery for. The team believes that the city is an underserved market with lots of potential for food delivery. And as always, we intend to bring the best experience in food delivery to consumers – we are excited to see very eager and encouraging feedback from partner restaurant and customers,” says Tricia Garcesto, Iloilo City Manager for foodpanda Philippines.

 Using the foodpanda app is hassle-free – just log on to the foodpanda website or download the app (available in the AppStore and Google Play Store) and follow these simple steps  to enjoy fast and dependable service.

1.       Create an account or login using your Facebook account.
2.       Select your current location, then choose your preferred restaurants.
3.       Simply select the food you want to order and add them to your basket.
4.       Review your order in the basket then click on proceed to check out.
5.       On the checkout page, you can enter a discount voucher code if you have one. Payment options include Cash on Delivery, Online Payment (Credit Card) or Paypal.
6.       After placing your order, a confirmation message will be sent to your mobile number.
7.       After your order has been confirmed, all you have to do is wait for the foodpanda rider to deliver your food and enjoy.

Grand Xing Imperial Hotel marketing assistant Christine Georgia Flores, foodpanda regional managers Anne Eliseo and Peter Romanillos; Iloilo City Councilor Lady Julie Grace “Love” Baronda; foodpanda city manager Tricia Garcesto, and Iloilo Hotels Resorts and Restaurants Association (IHRRA) past president and current board member, and owner of Love and Kisses Pizza Happy Mapua Abenir

foodpanda’s delivery service is available in Iloilo starting from January 2, 2020! From then, Ilonggos do not need to stress out looking for parking or walking in the scorching heat on a sunny day or  in rainy weather as foodpanda will bring what you are craving for – fresh as good as dining-in – in the comfort of your home!

More Photos:

Iloilo Blogger Glory Moralidad of Vos + Creo: Productivity Blog with Lala Labandera of Love Radio. 

foodpanda app is downlodable from app stores compatible for iOs and Android users.


Vloggers with representatives from the office of city councilor Love Baronda at Grand Xing Imperial, Iloilo City.

Launching was held at Grand Xing Imperial, Iloilo City Proper, Iloilo City last Jan 22 before Dinagyang 2020 Clelebration, graced by friends from different traditional and digital media organizations of Iloilo. Download your app now from app stores compatible for iOs and Android users and enjoy safe and convenient life brought to us foodpanda!

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

How I abused my self few years ago: A portion of my life’s story


“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. “ — George Bernard Shaw

Someone told me that it seems like I have a chill-lifestyle everyday.

“Well, that’s how life should be, right?”, I replied.

Busy is different from productive, and active work is different from systemic work.


When I started working in 2014, I barely can’t complete my 4 hours of sleep in a day just to cope and learn many things. I used to start preparing for my day job at 4am, and needs to catch a puj for me to arrive 10 minutes before 5am, not to forfeit my extra attendance bonus. 

Commuting to work is tolerable but the danger I always face every single day is something that makes me scream inside that I’ll get through all these. I’ve seen and experienced unideal situations mostly early in the morning. I got robbed from my own hands, muted and shocked. I’ve got to walk wet and cold through flooded streets during strong rains under my broken umbrella and a lot more share.

My day job used to and officially starts at 5am and ends up to 2pm. In between breaks, I have to cut printed cards to make sure I’m maximizing my time to learn and to earn extra money. Our salary was good enough than most of the people in Iloilo during those years. For me, my job was easy, but sometimes easy makes people comfortable and complacent.

All my close friends knew how abusive I was when I was starting. I never get enough sleep (never gets a nap) and I was always physically exhausted. There was an instance that I have to travel to Bacolod City after work to attend a training, passionately awake for the whole draining activity and needs to get back to Iloilo City before 3am, so I can still report at 5am. 

I was so young and hyperactive. And I think it was the best years of my life. God opened a lot of opportunities for me to learn and be tougher. It was difficult, yes, but I don’t mind. We all have difficulties in life in different levels anyway. So it’s still up to us!

I’m glad, I have not wasted any single moment the time I was starting building and working for the life I have now. I may not be super rich now yet, but I have luxury of time and I can buy things I need and want anytime. Plus go to places if I feel like going to.



Sipping coffee at Madge Atria Iloilo.
With my time right now, I can plan more and do more important things to make my self better. I can exercise and walk like crazy in the streets of Iloilo with my earphones on, and eat a bulk of food after it. My life is just simple and I have simple joys. Blooming flowers, bushy trees, smashing waves, fine sands, pimped cars, rainbows, clouds, street cats and dogs makes me happy. A cup of coffee can complete my day. It’s literally that kind of life. 

As we endure daily surprises of our lives, learn to be always kind and prayerful. In times of trouble, staying meek and organized is still the best self you can be.

“Good life? Why not?!?”

“It’s God who’s giving me so much grace and wisdom. No one else. Without Him, I am nothing.” — Gina Juarez



I hope you like this composition. If you do, please do leave me a message or a comment how you feel about your own life experiences. Thank you for taking time. Cheers! 🥂