Have you ever wondered how it is to celebrate the holiday season with Santa Claus in the North Pole?  

When I was younger I used to write Santa Claus in his North Pole address. 

Year after year, I diligently wrote Santa and every year I was disappointed because Santa don’t answer my letter.  

My mom and dad said it was because there are millions of children in the world and Santa can’t answer us all. So I tried to understand Santa I said to myself Santa Claus must be  very busy preparing gifts for good little girls and boys that’s why letter writing is the least of his worries.

 Frosty the snowman with the author.
 The superstar of my life my ever loyal kuya!

We had an opportunity to experience North Pole in one of our trip when we decided to drop by the much talked about North Pole Adventure @ SM City North Edsa~!


Baguio residents and visitors were given an extra special place to look forward to this Christmas by the employees of Baguio Country Club. Together they put up a Christmas Village which is a first in Baguio.

Baguio Country Club Christmas Village is an enjoyable adventure for the kids and the kids at heart located just in front of Baguio Country Club’s entrance. For only P 30.00 per person, P10 for children age 4 to 12 years old and FREE for Baguio Country Club members you would experience a magical Christmas. Lights and Show starts at exactly 6 p.m.

As part of their cost-cutting and recycling program they used recycled materials in eighty percent of the miniature houses, synthetic snowman figures, and Christmas trinkets found in the Christmas Village in front of the BCC’s main building.

Recycled materials used in this village were used soda tins and caps, paper cups, empty wine and water bottles, paper,  tarpaulins, lumber and plywood, sawdust, plates, tissue holders, styrofoam containers and other boxes, oil cans, wires, and even construction debris and fallen pine cones, tree barks, and branches.


ZEST AIR SEAT SALE December 30, 2011 to January 1, 2012

Zest Air
Sale Period: December 30, 2011 to January 1, 2012

  • Inclusive of Fare and Taxes.
  • Exclusive of ASF and Fuel Surcharge and 12% VAT.
  • Limited seats only.
  • FREE Baggage Allowance of 10 Kilos for MA60 Flights.
  • FREE Baggage Allowance of 15 Kilos for A320 and A319 Flights.
  • For phone booking and more information, please call 855-3333 or visit your favorite travel agent.
Domestic Destinations One-Way Fare
ALL Domestic Destinations and vice versa P12
Travel Period: June 15 to October 15, 2012

Goodbye Paputok! A DOH advocacy

“Goodbye Paputok!”  is the Department of Health’s (DOH) campaign slogan against the use of firecrackers this new year. 

DOH introduced what it called “the safest firecracker” ever produced. Wrapped in a triangle-shaped paper, reminiscent of the five-star firecracker is a compact-disc containing various sounds of firecrackers. You could play it over your dvd/cd system this coming New Year. 
The APIR Campaign stresses the following safety reminders:
1. Mapanganib ang paggamit ng paputok
2. Lahat ng paputok ay bawal sa mga bata
3. Umiwas sa mga taong nagpapaputok
4. Huwag mamulot ng mga di sumabog na paputok
5. Magpagamot kaagad kapag naputukan.
The DOH urged the audience to act as agents in advocating the safer way of celebrating the New Year by promoting and participating in community fireworks display and street party instead of using dangerous firecrackers.
The DOH wants Filipinos, especially the children, to usher in the new year with their fingers and other body parts intact, thus the campaign.


Goodbye Paputok CD  MP3 files can be downloaded from the website of Department of Health  for FREE!

On their page, just look for the “Download Safest Firecrackers Experience” link at the upper right. 

You can also go directly to their Safe Firecracker website at

Happy New Year everyone keep safe!!!
Iwasan magpa putok~!


A video, tagged as the Ramgen Revilla and Janelle Manahan Scandal, circulated in the internet particularly on Facebook. They were in the bathroom doing it. The said video was deleted around 10:30pm on Thursday, December 29, 2011. Either the uploader deleted it or Facebook took it down due to its contents. 

For sure, copies of the video have made it to people’s usb drive’s, sd cards, hard drives and to several websites.

Who could have uploaded such video? A lot of people in forums and blogs speculate that a person close to Ramgen Revilla did it. Some say this video is being used against Janelle Manahan to prevent her from testifying.

Ramgen Revilla was brutally murdered last October 28, 2011 while his girlfriend, Janelle Manahan, survived the attack after she was shot twice. 

Ramona Bautista, the only other eyewitness and a suspect and allegedly one of the masterminds in connection with the murder of Ramgen Revilla and frustrated murder of Janelle Manahan, fled to Turkey and is now at-large.

Follow through your dreams.

All of us have dreams. Don’t put for tomorrow what you can do today. Make it a habit not to procrastinate because life is short. 

So for 2012 let’s all resolve to be better. Don’t put off your dreams. Follow Through. Live like today is your last day. Tell those you care about that you love them and how much they mean to you . . . TODAY because you may not get the chance tomorrow. Savor every moment of this beautiful life! And make those dreams come true no matter what!

Here is a story from an unknown author regarding a man on his death bed talking to his unfulfilled dreams.

The Dream

A man lay on his bed at the end of his life waiting to die.

His dream came to pay its last respects and to bid farewell to the man who had never used it. 

As it entered the room the man looked down in shame.

“Why did you not realize me?” the dream asked.

“Because I was afraid,” said the man.

“Afraid of what? Said the dream.

“I was afraid I would fail”.

“But haven’t you failed by not attempting to use me?”

“Yes, I did, but I always thought there would be tomorrow”.

“You fool, said the dream, did it never occur to you that there was only ever today?”

“The moment you are in right now?”

“Do you think that now that death is here that you can put it off until tomorrow?”

“No.” said the man, a tear gently rolling down his cheek.

The dream was softer now, because it knew that there were two types of pain, the pain of 

discipline, and the pain of regret, and while discipline weighs ounces, regret weighs pounds.

Then the dream leaned forward to gently wipe away the tear and said,” You need only have 

taken the first step and I would have taken one to meet you, for the only thing that ever 

separated us, was the belief in your mind that you couldn’t have me.”

Then they said goodbye, and they both died unfulfilled.


Tyrone Perez was found dead at the backseat of a black Toyota Altis parked along the service road of the North Luzon Expressway in the vicinity of Barangay Ugong, Valenzuela.

Perez died of a gunshot wound on the right side of his head from a caliber .22 firearm. The gun was found beside his body. Tyron Perez is only 26 years old.

Police said they are looking at the possibility that the wound may have been self-inflicted. Investigations are still ongoing.

Tyron Perez lives in Parañaque and reportedly spent Christmas holidays with a close friend in Barangay Ugong. The cause of death is still unknown.

AJ Perez and Tyrone Perez.  Same actor, Same Last Name, Same year of death and same place where they died – (Inside a vehicle). May you RIP Tyrone Perez.

Tyron Perez tied the knot with his non-showbiz girlfriend Liv Espino last May 27, 2009 in a simple civil wedding. 

During the “Traverse Ilocos Sur adventure challenge” last December 17, 2011 Pep asked him on what his christmas plans were, “Wala pang plano dahil may trabaho. Magkalayo kasi kami, e. Flight attendant siya, e.” He also added “Ang mas naging maganda sa amin, sobrang miss na miss mo ang pagkakataon na makasama mo siya. Hindi tulad ng magkasama kayo every day, medyo nawawala, hindi na gano’n kasaya. May ganun, e.”

Liv Espino: “Tyron‘s public viewing will start at 12pm today until 1st of Jan, 2012 at Loyola Memorial Park, Sucat, Paranaque City. Thank you!!”


The Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Metro Rail Transit (MRT) trains will be giving free rides tomorrow, December 30, 2011.
The free ride is for the Rizal Day celebration, which commemorates the 115th death anniversary of our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. 
Free rides will be from 7:00am to 9:00am and 
                                   5:00pm to 7:00pm only.

Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2011 Winners

The 37th  Metro Manila Film Festival MMFF 2011 Awards Night was held at Resorts World Performing Arts Theater last December 28, 2011. Check out the winners below.

List of Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2011 Winners: 

Best Picture:
Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story
2nd Best Picture:
Enteng ng Ina Mo
3rd Best Picture:
Shake, Rattle and Roll 13
Best Director:
Gary dela Cruz (Asiong Salonga)
Best Actress:
Maricel Soriano (Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow)
Best Actor:
Dingdong Dantes (Segunda Mano)
Best Supporting Actor:
John Regala (Asiong Salonga)
Best Supporting Actress:
Eugene Domingo (My Househusband)
Best Child Performer:
Bugoy Cariño (Shake, Rattle & Roll 13)
Best Original Story:
Shake, Rattle & Roll 13: Lunod
Best Screenplay:
Roi Iglesias and Rey Ventura (Asiong Salonga)
Gatpuno Antonio Villegas Cultural Award:
Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story
Best Production Design:
Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story
Best Editing:
Jason Cahapay and Ryan Orduna (Asiong Salonga)
Best Musical Score:
Nonong Buencamino (Asiong Salonga)
Best Sound Recording:
Mike Idioma (Asiong Salonga)
Best Visual Effects:
Riot, Inc. (Ang Panday 2)
Best Make-Up:
Enteng ng Ina Mo
Best Original Theme Song:
“La Paloma” by Ely Buendia (Asiong Salonga)
Best Cinematography:
Carlo Mendoza (Asiong Salonga)
Gender Sensitivity Award:
My Househusband, Ikaw Na!
Best Float:
Panday 2
(Date of Screening: December 17 to 21, 2011 at the Robinson’s Galleria)
Special Jury Prize:
Biyahe Ni Barbie (Kookai Labayen, De La Salle College of St. Benilde)
Best New Wave Student Film:
Gender Sensitivity Award (Student Category):
Speechless by Miriam College
Gender Sensitivity Award (Full-Length Category):
HIV by Neil Tan
Best New Wave Actor:
JM de Guzman (Pintakasi)
Best New Wave Actress:
Iza Calzado (HIV)
Best New Wave Full-Length Indie Film:
Best New Wave Student Short Film:
Lifetime Achievement Award:
Eddie Garcia
Posthumous Award:
Lito Calzado
Male Kutis Ganda Celebrity Award:
Ryan Agoncillo
Female Kutis Ganda Celebrity Award:
Ai Ai de las Alas
Male Celebrity Sexiest Appeal of the Night:
ER Ejercito
Female Celebrity Sexiest Appeal of the Night:
Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo
Male Face of the Night:
Richard Gomez
Female Face of the Night:
Iza Calzado
SMDC Most Glamorous Stars:
Ryan Agoncillo and Iza Calzado