Goldilocks Pagbabago Blog Contest Awarding Ceremony

Last Friday, October 22, I accompanied my girl in the awarding ceremony of Goldilocks "Pagbabago" Blog Contest. It was held at Goldilocks' Shaw Boulevard Branch. Upon arrival, we were given Decorate Your Cake (DYC) kits for us to make our own cakes. The one with the most creative cake will win a prize. I really got no idea on what to put on my cake, so here's all that I got:

The lucky winner is that creative. She sliced her mamon to make it heart shaped and put on Goldilocks' new logo in it. There is also a photo booth at the event where my girl and I posed for a souvenir picture.

After a couple of minutes or so, the ceremony officially started. We were then served by the Goldilocks' crew of our dinner that made me real full.

We had laing, pork barbecue, sotanghon, fresh lumpia, rice, chocolates, and a cup of softdrinks. And just when I thought that it is everything that they had to offer, they served us with Almond Lychee Popz.

Now, this is something that we can have aside from their popular Sago't Gulaman. It contains these bubbles that pops in your mouth. Definitely, kids will enjoy it.

A mini-contest for the bloggers was also held, but my girl's group did not win. They failed to answer correctly on how many flowers are there on the edges of an Oreo, LOL! Where does that question come from?

For the awarding ceremony, they had Edward of Magkaribal to assist them. I barely know anyone from the winners. But from what they had told, I guess they were really that deserving.

Congratulations to the winners who brought home iPod Touches and iPad! And a thumbs up as well to Goldilocks and Nuffnang for the successful contest that they had. Also, thanks to Goldilocks for the box of classic polvoron and a pouch of dinuguan.

Facing the Giants

Photo Credits: IMP Awards

Before exercising my right to vote, I watched Facing the Giants first.

THE STORY (from the movie's official website)
From the award-winning producers of FLYWHEEL comes a new, action-packed, family-friendly drama about a high school football coach who draws up a new game plan for his team and himself.

In his six years of coaching, Grant Taylor has never had a winning season. Even the hope of a new season is squelched when the best player on his Shiloh Eagles decides to transfer schools. After losing their first three games of the season, the coach discovers a group of fathers are plotting to have him fired. Combined with pressures at home, Coach Taylor has lost hope in his battle against fear and failure.

However, an unexpected challenge helps him find a purpose bigger than just victories. Daring to trust God to do the impossible, Coach Taylor and the Eagles discover how faith plays out on the field and off.

With God, all things are possible.
Here's a trailer of the film:

Video Credits: Lindsey959

After watching the film, I am inspired. And these words come out of my mouth:
Never Give Up. Never Back Down. Never Lose Faith.

Make sure to find time and watch this film. Right now, I'll be watching Flywheel - another great movie.

Spare, Spare, Spare

It is the sportsfest in our company this week, I joined the basketball and table tennis tourney. However, yesterday I was invited to play bowling at SM Annex Bowling Center. I am not really that good in bowling, I just love to play.

We played three sets, I guess I am the lowest in the first two sets. Then my girl came to watch me. Inspired? Well, most probably because I had five straight spares. Although I could have really wanted to have a strike, but I just can't.

Thanks to my girl who took a picture of me while playing.

Reason for My Hiatus

I have been out from blogging lately, pardon me. I’ve been busy with work and church activities. In fact, I haven’t accompanied my girl from her running events too. Nonetheless, I still exercise at least twice a week using my stationary bike.

Hmmm, what is consuming my time lately at work? Aside from the endless reports that I need to submit, our company is currently holding a sports fest type of activity where I would be playing basketball and table tennis. We had a couple of basketball practices and once table tennis. It is amazing to know that most of my colleagues here do excel in sports activities. As for me, I just enjoy it. Anyhow, the main goal of which is to promote healthy lifestyle. Another remarkable thing was when I attended one of the committee meetings. I was astonished to know that some of the participants/committee of our sports fest will be handled by national athletes. They were introduced to us either by word or by their entertainment business cards. I thought, playing with them would already mean achievement for me. That’s exciting.

As for our church activities, I attended our church service at Malabon yesterday. After which, I attended fellowship at Edified. It was pretty busy day, but I felt no loss of energy – anything for the Lord.

At the end of the day, my family and I pass by SM Marilao to take advantage of the 3-day sale. I purchased a jacket from Arrow. It was my gift for myself. We all should treat ourselves once in a while. So there, you know now why I haven’t been blogging for long now. I’m just keeping in touch. Will blog again when able. Thanks for the visit my friends.

Starting a Business?

Have you imagined yourself five, or maybe ten, years from now still working as an employee of the company where you’re at? Sometimes I do; but most of the time, I don’t. I am always looking forward at setting up my own business and be the boss of my own company. Who wouldn’t?

But then again, I know it’s not easy. We may look up to those who were already successful and hoped that we could achieve what they had at an instant. Not knowing what they have toiled before they stand on that pedestal. I should know, because I once tried to start a small food cart business back in the hometown of my girl. At first, it was gratifying that we’re earning a few. Months pass, and our earnings become lesser compared to our expenses. Thus, we’ve got no resort but to stop our business. A lot of money, time, and effort have been wasted there. It was depressing. But in every thing, there is a brighter side. We may have lost money, time, and effort; but I know we’ve gain experience which is indispensable compared to the latter.

Just a piece of advice, like what I had already told a number of times before, providing yourself sufficient knowledge with whatever you wanted to do. Read Business Articles, tons of them, if you have to. Knowledge and God are the best weapons in every fight you’ll have to deal with.

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