February 27, 2011

The Day After

Time for that much-deserved relaxation the day after Occasions of Joy's Blogversary celebration. A good massage will be the order of the day and Mimelo Spa Home Service provided what I needed.

What's usually missing in a home massage service to give you that feeling that you're in a spa? Answer: ambiance. Mimelo provides their own candle and a portable music player playing relaxing spa music that transports you in real spa-like environment at the convenience of your own home.

Mimelo also provides their own fresh smelling 100% cotton towels and a blanket too.

What made this spa home service more enjoyable is the therapist. She is very accommodating and pleasant. Her name is Happy and I am Joy (we belong, and I have found my Mimelo therapist!).

Happy catered to what my body needed, she was able to take away the aches and pains by providing the right amount of pressure.

The massage felt so good that after 30 minutes my body started to relax...and I fell asleep.

Experience the same zen by calling Mimelo: 585-3278 / 0917.5834333 / 0949.1959067

February 26, 2011

The Rapper: Andrew E.

Andrew E. ( the 'E' stands for his last name Espiritu) also known as the KING OF PINOY RAP in the Philippines. Andrew E first started as a DJ in a popular club Euphoria. He began his career in 1990 when he released his monster hit single "Humanap Ka Ng Panget" The combination of his catchy story-telling rap style, irresistible beats, naughty and often hilarious lyrics made him so popular & unique in the Philippine pop culture.

Andrew’s career branched out as he began to star in comedy films based on his songs. He has 32 BLOCKBUSTER comedy films under his belt. With all movies gross averaging 30 million pesos or more in earnings.

(In this photo, it was Andrew E. who asked John if he'd like to have photo taken with him, he's nice!!!)

In the mid 1995, Andrew E. founded an independent rap label named Dongalo Wreckords for the purpose of discovering and producing new Philippine Rap talents. One popular rap group that got its start with Dongalo is Salbakuta. Their song S2upid Luv became a big hit and was made into a popular movie which also starred Andrew E.

I vividly remember my father got mad at me while I was singing Andrew E's Bibinirocha. I didn't know before that that song has double meaning. Since then, I was banned from singing any Andrew E songs (but when Papa was not around I would still sing Humanap Ka ng Panget but not Binibirocha).

On a more personal note, I like the beat of Humanap ka ng Panget but not the lyrics per se because I find it offensive for people who are not good-looking, at tsaka hindi lahat ng pangit mabait! Minsan nga kung sino pa ang pangit, ay naku mas pangit pa ang ugali...

Here's the newer version of Humanap Ka ng Panget

Ay naku kasi ano
Ang hihilig kasi sa magagandang lalaki
Ang hilig sa magagandang babae
O anong napala n'yo e 'di wala
Kaya kung ako sa inyo
Makinig na lang kayo sa sasabihin ko
Humanahap ka ng pangit at ibigin mong tunay
'Yan ang dapat mong gawin
Kaya makinig ka sa akin
And it goes a little something like this

Kung gusto mong lumigaya ang iyong buhay
Humanap ka ng pangit at ibigin mong tunay
Isang pangit na talagang 'di mo matanggap
At h'wag ang lalaki na iyong pangarap

Ngunit handang-handang iwanan ka naman sa sandali
Na ikaw ay wala nang ibigay, 'di ba?
Kaya pangit na lalaki ang hanapin mo 'day
Kung hindi, sige ka puso mo'y mabibiyak
Mawalay man ang pangit hindi ka iiyak
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/a/andrew_e/humanap_ka_ng_pangit.html ]
Humanap ka ng pangit
(H'wag na oy! )
Humanap ka ng pangit
(H'wag na oy! )
Humanap ka ng pangit
(H'wag na oy! )
Ibigin mong tunay
(H'wag na oy! )
(H'wag na oy! )

Isang pangit na babae na mayroong pagtingin
Mangaliwa ka man ah sige lang
Andiyan pa rin
Pagka't ikaw talaga ang kanyang pag-aari
Pag-isipan kang iwanan hindi na maaari
At kung malingat ka man h'wag mag-alala
Sigurado ka naman walang makikipag-kilala
Kung kasama mo siya 'di bale na katakutan okey lang
Kung ikaw naman ay paglilingkuran

Kaya't para lumigaya ang iyong buhay
Humanap ka ng pangit at ibigin mong tunay
At kung hindi, sige ka puso mo'y mabibiyak
Mahiwalay man ang pangit hindi ka iiyak 'di ba?

Sasabihin ko sa inyo kung ano ang nangyari
Na may na-date akong isang pangit na babae
Manliligaw daw niya ay talagang ang dami
Nguni't nang sa gabi'y ngdurusa

February 25, 2011

PANDESAL PARTY: Occasions of Joy's 1st Year Blogversary

Pandesal Party was born out of admiration, respect and gratitude for a friend .

This was the original e-invite that my cousin Christopher 'Oyic' Alberto made (I forced him to!), unfortunately Active Fun - SM North Edsa was not able to accommodate my preferred time slot

Good thing another sponsor offered thirty thousand pesos for venue and buffet lunch, in exchange for some favors...

(My knight and shining armor, Sir John, who always save me from trouble, embarrassment and whatever problems I get into)
Venue: 49th floor, Baby Nathan's Kitchen, One San Miguel Bldg, One San Miguel Ave., Pasig City
Breakfast was of course pandesal, courtesy of Walter Bread, and sausages and other frozen food courtesy of Break Time

Jem Garcia led the Opening Prayer by performing 'The Prayer' thru a violin
Jem is the daughter of my Blogger friend Lariza Garcia
In all the events and parties I host, I give credit to the early bird/s. Here with Nora Aquino of More Than Just A Sham, came in super early (she saw how I work prior to the event, Nora ---please don't tell them I'm toxic...)

First Speaker, my mentor and friend, Pehpot Pineda of Make or Break, talked about the Diaries of A Mommy Blogger. In summary, Peh or P said that family must come first before blogging

This was a surprise. I asked why there were 5 cupcakes instead of 1, Beds said to represent my Voltes V girlfriends namely, Jen, Jing, Beds, Lyn and Honey

2nd Speaker was Joney Uy of NomNom Club and Bloggers Manila, talked about Etiquette for Bloggers

Ms. Ruth Fungo, Operations Manager of Svelte Wellness Center

Shy Ms. Cel Mabalot of Elro Corp., distributor of top brand Grendha, Ipanema and Rider

Ms. Timmy Del Agua of A-Z Direct Marketing, distributor of Time, Readers Digest and other popular books and magazines

Ms. Shirly Balgua, Marketing Officer of Walter Bread

Mr. Julius Barbero, Marketing Officer of Clarity Aesthetic, Medical and Dental Center

Ms. Imee Plateja, Intern Writer of MOD Magazine

Mr. Ryan De Vera, owner of Love Blends Coffee Souvenirs

Proud to be Dona Maria Brown Rice user and speaker

Parties will never be complete without games. First Game: Eat My P, with couples Honey Bonaggua of BreakTime and Arnold Agulto of Graphixcel, and Jeff Siy of Philippine Promos Freebies and Contest and Melody Co of Girl Kuripot

Honey and Arnold won

Mommy Bloggers had fun with the 2nd Game , Hot Pandesal - more like Hot Potato Game

Josie of Josies Window won

Joyful Mommy Bloggers who took time out from their busy family life and blogging world.

Little did I know that my younger brother, Jubert, is also a Blogger, visit his site: dyoobshvili

Long time friends Hen and Con Dela Vega

Voltes V Girlfriends

Bestfriend Nen Del Rosario

My Ates (Sheila and Rose) made it!!!

Most of all, MY LIFE, MY FAMILY!

Occasions of Joy's 1st Year Anniversary (Bloggers call it Blogversary) wouldn't be made possible without VALUED and BELOVED SPONSORS: My heartfelt gratitude to all!!!