Halloween 2015

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This was my very first time to attend or participate in a Halloween Party and this was organized by Qualfon management. I felt so amused and entertained about the decorations and stuffs. My inner kid was out again and just want to have fun. They have wonderful ambiance in every floors and all I did was purely taking pictures of beautiful memories like this because I believe that memories shouldn’t be forgotten.

Our theme for this year was “Disney Princes and Princesses”. The first thing that comes to my mind was this question, “Oh my gosh. Should I be like Elsa, Cinderella, Snow White, etc.? But I cannot afford all their dresses”. All I really thought when we say Halloween was to be an evil witch and all those scary faces, but this one was not. Good thing I thought of something which wouldn’t let me spend more. I already have a top and skirt so my only concern now would be the headband.

They say no to dark forces so I ended up to be a “MINNIE MOUSE”!!! This was my #ootd for the halloween party.

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I really had fun! So much fun! We took a lot of pictures and I’m with my friends who enjoyed this event!
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ABS-CBN TV PLUS

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ABS-CBN’s new offer to each Filipino families is to cater their needs in watching Kapamilya shows still good as new and they call it as TV Plus Magic Black Box. This little box gives a smooth and clear reception on TV on each of our homes which costs P2,500. It has exclusive channels namely:
1. ABS-CBN TV Network (Kapamilya shows)
2. Cinemo (for movies of all time)
3. Knowledge Channel (lessons good for kids)
4. DZMM (live on radio and on TV)
5. Yey (cartoons for kids)

Months after, they make a promo and shown this on a TV commercial that when you buy one, you will get this for only P1,999 with those specially marked surf and tide stickers. I got excited and hoping I could get one.

I am so happy I was able to purchased this promo because the last time I went to SM Appliances the other day, the stocks has still not arrived here in Cebu. I felt gloomy that time because it only runs until October 21. I was fully decided that on the next time I would visit SM again, I will buy the P2,500 magic black box before the said date ends. Luckily, 1 week after, I went to SM to buy the black box. What surprised me was that when I was fully decided to purchased the P2,500, the P1,999 promo was available so I grab the chance and took the black box home with me. My mom was so happy because finally we can clearly see the faces of our beloved idols on TV with no marks of scratches and running lines that makes it blur on it. When buying the black box, you will also get a free ABS-CBN mobile sim with it. I can now be able to watch their exclusive movie like “Must Date the Playboy” played by Kim Chiu and Xian Lim using this.

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My Mamon Minion

We can’t deny the fact that minions are slowly invading our world like, lol? Hahaha. Because a lot of TV commercials now are about them. Be it in mamon, mcdo, tictac, etc. because they are now showing on cinemas this July 8, 2015. That’s today! But yeah, really, they are so cute and amusing to the extent their makers are making them real for us to experience how it feels to have our own minion, not just the way we see them on TV, but for real.

There’s a minion commercial on TV that really enticed me. I was so excited to have one too because you’ll be able to make a minion face on your own mamon. I was so envious just by watching it and eventually buy it in the grocery myself. What I’m talking about is this mamon-it-yourself #MyMamonMinion. There’s a FREE mamon minion maker kit in monde special mamon pack of six (6)! So here are the pictures of my fun and enjoyable time in making my own minion.

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Stop Yulin 2015

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Generally, animals have feelings. They are not numb because they also have these senses like us. They can love, hate, adore, care, comfort, forgive, and etc. All I’m saying is that we don’t have a right to just step down on them because they are also God’s creation. We are all the same so let’s respect each kind. They are like us too… just like humans.

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As I’ve read and seen this picture about how this Yulin Dog Meat Festival goes in Southern China, I was really mad, angry, disgusted, disappointed and felt everything bad for this. Like how can they do this to a poor, cute and innocent creature? Don’t they have conscience? Aren’t they afraid to G up there for doing such? Don’t they have a kindhearted president there to help from stopping this? Too sad, right? How ruthless.

I actually have no idea how long they have been doing this but one thing is certain in my mind right now, THIS STUPIDITY HAS TO STOP! AS IN NOW!

On June 21, 2015, Sunday, which is actually tomorrow, they will held this annual festival. I don’t know if they have captured and slaughtered innocent ones already but I hope they will stop this nonsense and totally erase this kind of festival in their country forever.

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Look how innocent and cute they are. They are so adorable. And then you’ll just snatched, slaughtered and tortured them just like that? How could you?!! They are FRIENDS. Not FOOD!

Cats and dogs can’t speak for themselves. We are their voice. Let’s help make a big difference. Stop this nonsense cruelty!

Post these pictures on your social media accounts and it will really be a big help. Don’t forget to use the hashtags: #RaiseYourPaws and #StopYulin2015

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My STS Family

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Family is like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions, but our roots keep us all together.

I started my schooling in year 1998 and it was in Saint Teresa’s School (STS). Been studying from nursery until 4th year high school so I’ve spent the 13 years of my life there and apparently, I already considered them as a family. Isn’t it amaaazing?! 😀

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This tarpaulin you see is their tribute to me for I graduated with great honor at University of San Jose- Recoletos (USJ-R) as Magna Cum Laude last March 21, 2015. I was shocked because my HS principal, Mother Rosa, really wanted to make one for me. And this was it! They were obviously proud for I was a product of STS and they just wanted to show their gratitude and appreciation through this tarp for what I have reached and achieved. Ooohh they loved me this much! Mehehe 🙂

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They also made this for me! Not only the tarp stuff but also this Plaque of Appreciation! And because of my extreme happiness I felt at this moment, I took a lot of selfieeees with it!!!
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Super duper extremely vigorously fabulously happy! I really never thought of this moment to ever happen to me.

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My lolo (grandpa) accompanied me in coming to this event. This was the very first time for the both of us to be together. He was with me to support me and it was like somehow our bonding as “lolo and apo” because he wanted to feel in himself accompanying his own child or granddaughter in going to school.

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It was the 43rd Commencement Exercises of my dear Alma Mater, STS, and Mother Rosa have invited me to join them. During the event, they let me do my speech or shall I say imparting my words of wisdom towards the graduating students. Words of encouragement on how to do good and be better in their respective endeavors when they enter the next chapter of their lives which is in college.

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My friends, Shane and Kaori, were here together with me to show their love and support because I would have my speech on stage. HAHA. It’s somewhat our get-together because we haven’t seen each other again for years. They play along as I do my selfieeees.

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Kaori, who has no plaque like mine finds a way to have one. She got a piece of blank paper she saw so that she also has hers in her hands in taking a picture with me. Credits all to Shane for these moments! We used her phone in capturing all these. 🙂

Trust “G”

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TRUST takes years to build, seconds to break and forever to repair. For all we know, anybody can be trusted but not for long like the way we totally trust “G”. No one can ever beat Him.

Whenever I’m in doubt and don’t know what to do, I asked G up there for help. If you’re wondering who’s this “G” I’m referring to, then I would have to say that G is “GOD”. I call Him G because it sounds good to me and whatever you and I call Him, still, our love and faith in Him will always be the same. When we put our problems in God’s hand, seemed like everything will be alright and that our hearts and minds are at peace.

Lately, trials are coming on my way. I really don’t know what to react because depression is getting into my nerves from all the rejections I’ve been to. I applied for jobs to various companies already and passed my resumes with no assurance that they would really call. But the question is, how soon? I mean, I can’t wait too long because someone like me badly needs a work and when you say work, money also goes with it so I badly need money!

I trust G for everything that happened and may happen in my life. I keep my faith in Him so somehow I won’t feel bad with myself that up to now I still don’t have a work. Actually, it has been 2 months and 6 days since I graduate from college. So silly cause I really count the days that passed. Maybe I’m just paranoid because I’m acting stupidly like this. Well, you can’t blame me if I’m too excited to help my parents right away and don’t want to waste some more time, right? Maybe someday G will give me what I need. I know He will provide one that suits me well in the right place and in the right time if I’ll just trust His will. I have lots of plans in my life right now but I won’t be able to pursue them all because I don’t have a fuel for a start. You know what I mean? Yeah, a sad truth.

My life may not be going the way I planned it, but it is going exactly the way God planned it. I trust you, G. I know you will not leave me hanging. I know you will give me the job that could change our lives for the better. I know that you know what I’m experiencing right now and how much I wanted to help my parents. I just hope and pray that Your will would happen the soonest. I will do my best in everything and I know for sure You’ll do the rest for me. I’ll leave it all to you.

Trust God always and forever and we’ll never go wrong. So in You, I trust. Thy will be done, G.

My Punla and Norkis Family

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Having a scholarship is like God’s gift from above. A gift that you would be grateful and thankful of. A privilege that has been given to you to help you and your family even a little bit lighter.

I’ve been a scholar for 8 years. I became one when I started my highschool in year 2007. When I received my scholarship, I wasn’t really that obliged but I did well in school, got high scores and most importantly, maintained the average grade so I could still be sustained and supported by my benefactors. That’s the #1 rule that I really put in mind. I was so confident that I wouldn’t have that red mark or failing grade. I just don’t know why, not to brag this, but, there’s really something in me that I know I wouldn’t fail……ever in my entire life! Never!

I know myself even better and my capabilities as a person. I know what I can do and what I cannot do. And because of being a “feeler” sometimes, would you believe I even predicted that I would be a Magna Cum Laude when I graduate in college? HAHAHA. And yes, I graduated with such honor. 😀

The Punla Foundation, Inc. is a product of the Quisumbing Family and came to existence because of their love, passion and generosity towards helping the less fortunate children. The Qs are the owner of the Norkis Group of Companies so Punla is therefore sisters with Norkis. I am so happy and proud to be part of this two families. It’s been 8 consecutive years since I became a scholar.

The subsidy that they gave me every school year (high shool) and semester (college) really helped a lot. It somehow lessen the burden of my parents especially my mama in paying my tuition fees. It made me fulfilled because in just a little way I got to lend a help.

My Punla Family has three (3) conditions for us scholars that need to be followed:
1. Make a Birthday, Christmas and Thank You cards for the benefactors.
2. Maintain the average grade so you will still be sustained and supported by them.
3. Always be proud and bring the name of the foundation whatever achievement you’re into.

I will never forget this family and the whole experience. I will always be a proud scholar! This helped me be a better student and as a person as well. I have brought with me the 3H qualities of Punla that wants us to acquire:
1. Humility
2. Honor
3. Honesty

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The recognitions, acknowledgements and rewards I received overwhelmed me to the highest level! My contract as a scholar stops as I graduate in college and even if I’m no longer subsidized now, I will still continue to patronize and visit them. Thank you so much for everything and to this kind of experience. I will forever cherish this.

The Long Wait Has Finally Ended

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Graduation is one of the best events in a student’s life. It makes you feel happy and relieved that at last, you now graduate from all the assignments, seatworks, projects, lectures, orals and hardworks you’ve done just to accomplished and have a degree all these years, right? I am so happy that for the 20 years of my existence I graduated from college. A degree holder as they would say. Such a wonderful feeling, isn’t it?

I was so lucky and fortunate I was able to finished my studies. I know the pain and the sacrifices my parents have gone through that’s why I am always doing my best to aim high and got perfect scores to make them happy and proud of me that somehow in some ways their daughter strive so hard to achieve this kind of excellence.

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I just graduated last March 21, 2015 with great honor as Magna Cum Laude. I’ve been an achiever since I was a kid. I always got a place during honor rolls.

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I would never really achieved this if it weren’t because of these people above. They served as my inspiration to do better always and forever. My mindset always was that I need to strive hard for I would be the one to uplift our current situation. I wanted to give them a good and brighter life. I wanted to be the who will work in the family because I wanted to repay all the things they have given, poured and showered upon me. I just wanted them to relax and have fun in their lives. To enjoy things they haven’t experienced ever before. I wanted them to experience life worrying nothing. To feel free from all the burdens, stressed and pressure. I’ve realized that life is too short so let’s enjoy every moment while it lasts.

Even if this particular chapter had finally closed, there is still another chapter in the book I called “LIFE” that is waiting there for me ready to be opened and experienced and I guess that would be my next challenge which is finding a job.

Once In A Lifetime

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It is common for college graduating students to have this final celebration we call Ringhop and Graduation Ball Ceremony. This happened to me the day before our graduation day. It was held at J. Center Mall Convention Center in Mandaue City, Cebu just last March 20, 2015. The night was filled with pretty ladies and hunky gentlemen. I was so happy and excited because it was the day when all of us had to flaunt our best of the best dresses.

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I so love the blue green turtle neck dress I was wearing and the way my hairstylist did to my hair.
He fish-tailed it because that’s what he thought that suit me when he first looked at me with my dress on. And yeah, he’s right. It looked good on me. Thanks to him. He’s a brilliant hairstylist and a make up artist!

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My ring was ready and I was all set. I felt so amused because finally I got to see my ring w/ my birthstone (October – Rose Zircon) on top of it and with my name in it (Fretz Marie H. Embudo).
My mom was there to wear it on me. She never knew that I had prepared a simple surprise for her. Actually, all of us had been preparing for it. We wanted something to showcase our parents’ hardwork for everything they have done for us.

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Here’s mom with her rose, medal and certificate with her name in it for taking care of me, for sending me to school, for teaching me good values and right conduct, and for everything! I thank her for all the sacrifices she had been through from then and now.

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When the party was finally over, mom and I enjoyed our pictorial outside. I took shots on her and she took shots on me. Just a give-and-take relationship. So in other words, we were the photographers of each other. I looked so gorgeous and stunning on this lovely night and mom as well.

I never realized that this was a nice experience. Good thing I pushed through in this event because I almost backed out for the reason of an expensive ticket of the said event. But I thought twice and decided to attend because it will happen to me, to you or to everyone “Once In A Lifetime” so from there I never say never.

Welcome Greetings :)

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Hey there! This is my very first blog and I’m so happy I’m one of you now— a blogger! HAHAHA. Thanks to Janella Salvador who play the role as Sophie Cepeda of the show “Oh My G” for she is my inspiration to be a blogger just like her. I really love her just the way she is. Anyways, feel free to read and relate with all my posts because I have so many things to share with you. “WELCOME” and this blog is where I share my thoughts!

Much love,

LadyFretz