MGA BOTANTE, PIPIGILANG BUMOTO NGAYONG 2016 (NO BIO, NO BOTO, RA 10367)

I’m foreseeing a situation where many citizens won’t be able to vote this coming 2016 elections just because they did not have their biometrics data taken.

Kaya kung gusto mong maka-boto at maging parte ng pagbabago, basahin at isapuso ang mga sumusunod na impormasyon:

Ano ba ang biotmetrics data?

Ang biometrics data ay ang mga sumusunod:

PICTURE

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Kelangan maayos kayo tignan para mag-click ang camera. Medyo smile ng konti but don’t show too much teeth lalo na kung ang teeth niyo ay di too much. May built in camera na din sa computer ng COMELEC staff so no need to bring 2×2 or 1×1 picture.

SIGNATURE

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Sa picture na ito, makikita niyo ako na linalagay ang aking digital signature. Yes, di na po ninyo kailangan ng ballpen para gawin ito.

FINGERPRINT

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Hindi na din messy ang pagkuha ng fingerprints dahil digital na din ito. Gone are the days na maghahanap ka pa ng papel na pamunas or bebentahan ka ng tissue or wet wipes para lang mabura ang nakakadiring tinta.

ang lahat ng ito ay kuha gamit ang voter registration machine at magiging bahagi ito ng iyong voter record registration.

Ayon sa bagong batas, Republic Act 10367, kung ang isang botante ay wala o di kumpleto ang biometrics data, siya ay madedeactivate at di makakaboto sa darating na eleksyon.

Kaya kung wala o kulang nag iyong biometrics, kailangan mong magpakuha nito sa COMELEC sa inyong lugar.

TANDAAN:  NO-BIO, NO BOTO. Maging parte ng pagbabago, tumakbo na sa COMELEC sa inyong lugar.

Hanggang OCTOBER 31, 2015 nalang po ang registration. Please share this info to your friends.


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5 IDEAL WALKING SPOTS IN BAGUIO CITY

Heavy traffic has always been a problem in Baguio City especially during summer and holidays.  Due to the high influx of vehicles, there have been one proposal after another to convert open spaces into parking lots.  The city is also trying its best not to allow parking in any area to avoid clogging of roads.  Just look at these NO PARKING signs!

Unless gusto mong magbayad ng P500.00 na parking fee e ok na ok lang. :)Unless gusto mong magbayad ng P500.00 na parking fee e ok na ok lang. 🙂
It looks so inviting! But yes, sorry po, no parking talaga dito. :)It looks so inviting! But yes, sorry po, no parking talaga dito. 🙂
Ganito po talaga katindi ang NO PARKING sa Baguio. Pati sa mga damuhan pinapatulan na, kaya yan, NO PARKING po dito sa may damuhan.Ganito po talaga katindi ang NO PARKING sa Baguio. Pati sa mga damuhan pinapatulan na. Kaya yan, NO PARKING po dito sa may damuhan.
To have an idea of how much the parking rate is, here you go.To have an idea of how much the parking rate is, here you go.
no parking 5On this side e di pwede mag park and smoke. So dalawa ang violation mo kung nag illegal parking ka sabay sindi ng yosi. Look for a spot na walang NO SMOKING kung yosing yosi ka na. Or better yet don’t smoke dahil masama yan sa baga and of course para isa lang violation mo.

Is there a solution to this then?  Should it be additional parking spaces?

The most practical solution to this is –  minimizing the use of our vehicles.  Easier said than done right?  But we can do it one step at a time.  And to start with this, I encourage everyone to start walking and enjoy the city’s embracing breeze.

To help promote our city as THE CITY OF WALKING PEOPLE, here are my top 5 favorite spots where you can start training yourself to get used to walking around the city:

1) Brent Road

You will never miss this sign. Malapit lang siya sa 50's Diner. If you get lost naman, just look for this sign. lol.You will never miss this sign. Malapit lang siya sa Pink Sisters. If you get lost naman, just look for this sign. lol.
Very safe to walk here early in the morning because wala masyadong vehicles. During night time, wag tumambay masyado dito kasi medyo madilim and a lot of teenagers tinatakas sasakyan ng mga magulang nila para tumambay dito at mag-inuman. Not cool so calling on our Policemen to keep this safe at night. Pero nice mag-walk talaga dito. Very safe to walk here early in the morning because wala masyadong vehicles. During night time, wag tumambay dito kasi medyo madilim and a lot of teenagers tinatakas sasakyan ng mga magulang nila para tumambay dito at mag-inuman. Not cool, so calling our Policemen to keep this place safe at night. Pero mind you, nice mag-walk talaga dito.
Plus in the afternoon, may isaw dito na 5 pesos lang. You might also want to try that. Look for kuya in front of that green gate na malapit sa may Pink Sisters. Pag may lalaki kang nakitang nakawahak ng pamaypay kahit na tag-lamig, that only means there is isaw on Brent Road.Plus in the afternoon, may isaw dito na 5 pesos lang. You might also want to try that.
Look for kuya in front of that green gate na malapit sa may Pink Sisters. Pag may lalaki kang nakitang nakawahak ng pamaypay kahit na tag-lamig, that only means there is isaw on Brent Road. Kunyari umiiwas si kuya sa camera o, pero hagip pa din. 🙂 (update: Kuya is no longer there, si ate na so look for ate).

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2) John Hay;

Here is John Hay sa hapon. :) Naubusan na ng oras at liwanag kaya almost evening na ito. While jogging here, you will enjoy super fresh air kasi di napapagod bumuga ng malinis na hangin ang mga puno dito. :) This is John Hay sa hapon. 🙂 Naubusan na ng oras at liwanag kaya almost evening na ito. While jogging here, you will enjoy super fresh air kasi di napapagod bumuga ng malinis na hangin ang mga puno dito. 🙂 Di tulad sa bandang town, pati mga puno nag-yoyosi na din. hehe

3) South Drive;

Jogging and walking ba ang trip mo? Sabay ka dito sa South Drive. You will never be alone. :)Jogging and walking ba ang trip mo? Sabay ka dito sa South Drive. You will never be alone. 🙂
Dahil accident prone area dito...Dahil accident prone area dito…
I suggest na huwag po sa kalsada mag-lakad at mag-jogging...I suggest na huwag po sa kalsada mag-lakad at mag-jogging…
Dito lang po tayo sa sidewalk, if you want a second chance in life. :)Dito lang po tayo sa sidewalk, if you want a second chance in life. 🙂

4) Teacher’s Camp;

Di ka pa pinapanganak ay uso na ang maglakad at mag-jogging dito...Di ka pa pinapanganak ay uso na ang maglakad at mag-jogging dito…
You can run, you can hide but you can't escape my love ang theme song dito sa rubberized track and field ng Teacher's Camp, pero hindi basta basta nakakapasok dito...Dahil rubberized ang track and field ng Teacher’s Camp, hindi basta basta nakakapasok dito…
Bago mag ready, get, set go....Bago mag ready, get, set go….
Kailangan mo muna bumili ng ticket sa ticket booth...Kailangan mo muna bumili ng ticket sa ticket booth…
Ipakita ang ticket kay manong guard kahit ganun siya makatingin dahil...Ipakita ang ticket kay manong guard kahit ganun siya makatingin dahil…
No ticket, no entry dito.No ticket, no entry dito.
Kapag nakapasok na, huwag kang feeling - dahil may designated na joggers lane. Baka kasi pagkamalan kang kasali sa National Team e ipadala ka agad sa South East Aisan Games ng wala pang ensayo. Menos medalya yun para sa Pinas. Kapag nakapasok na, huwag kang feeling – dahil may designated na joggers lane. Baka kasi pagkamalan kang part of National Team e ipadala ka agad sa South East Asian Games ng wala sa oras. Menos medalya yun para sa Pinas.
Kung wala ka naman pambili ng ticket...Kung wala ka naman pambili ng ticket…
Here ka nalang sa labas ng Teacher's Camp para you will be jogging into the woods. :)Here ka nalang sa labas ng Teacher’s Camp para you will be jogging into the woods. 🙂

5) Burnham Park;

Kung sa dami naman ng pwedeng gawin apart from jogging or walking, baka Burnham Park ang hanap mo. :)Kung sa dami naman ng pwedeng gawin apart from jogging or walking, baka Burnham Park ang hanap mo. 🙂
Pwedeng mag-boat sa chocolate flavor na man made lake. :) Di talaga ganyan ang kulay niyan, may naglaro lang siguro kaya kung sa ilocano e Pwedeng mag-boat sa chocolate flavored na man made lake. 🙂 Di talaga ganyan ang kulay niyan, may naglaro lang siguro kaya kung sa ilocano e “nalibeg” ang itsura. hehe
Pwede ding mag-biking. Kids love this so much so tag along your children if you visit Burnham Park. :)Pwede ding mag-biking. Kids love this so much so tag along your children if you visit Burnham Park. 🙂
Kung transient house naman ang hanap mo, makakahanap ka din dito...Kung transient house naman ang hanap mo, makakahanap ka din dito…
Or kung pagod ka na at naghahanap ng rason na umupo, kalabitin mo si kuya at magpa Henna Tattoo. Or kung pagod ka na at naghahanap ng rason na umupo, kalabitin mo si kuya at magpa Henna Tattoo during the day…
Or during night time kung weird ang trip mo...Or during night time kung weird ang trip mo…
May hilot at reflex din at 50 pesos daw...May hilot at reflex din at 50 pesos daw… (pero mukhang bawal na ito ngayon)
Pero huwag ugaliin ang maglakad ng gabi dito dahil baka sa hospital ang bagsak mo habang naririnig ang mga katagang Pero huwag ugaliin ang maglakad ng gabi dito dahil baka sa hospital ang bagsak mo habang naririnig ang mga katagang “follow the light”. Joke lang. Safe naman pa din dito pero advisory lang.
Balik tayo sa umaga at siguradong madadaanan mo ang booth na ito at...Balik tayo sa umaga at siguradong madadaanan mo ang booth na ito at…
...magpa-picture kay Doglas the dog! Yung mga anak daw niyan ay na kay Manny Pacquiao (daw). Kumikitang pangkabuhayan ito dahil 25 pesos per shot, gamit ang sarili mong camera phone. :) May advantage din ang pagiging anyong aso ano? Buti pa si Doglas the dog. Talo ang mga abogadong hindi binabayaran ng mga nagpapanotaryo sa kanila. Kaya ang linya niyo - …magpa-picture kay Doglas the dog! Yung mga anak daw niyan ay na kay Manny Pacquiao (daw). Kumikitang pangkabuhayan ito dahil 25 pesos per shot, gamit ang sarili mong camera phone. 🙂 May advantage din ang pagiging anyong aso ano? Buti pa si Doglas the dog. Talo ang mga abogadong hindi binabayaran ng mga nagpapanotaryo sa kanila. Kaya ang linya niyo – “sana aso na nalang ako”. Joke lang! (Since this was published 3 years ago, not sure if Doglas is still a dog, este, not sure if Doglas is still there)
Nalaman ko rin na hindi pala pinsan ni Doglas the dog ang ibang mga St. Bernard Dog sa Baguio! Had I known. Meron akong kilalang pusa named Nalaman ko rin na hindi pala pinsan ni Doglas the dog ang ibang mga St. Bernard Dog sa Baguio! Had I known. Meron akong kilalang pusa named “Kuting”, she is barely making it in life. Sana i-endorse din siya ng Tourism of Baguio, baka sakaling maging celebrity din siya tulad ni Doglas. 🙂
Malayo na rin ang narating natin...pero di problema yan kung naiihi na kayo dahil may clean pay comfort rooms tayo dito...remember Malayo na rin ang narating natin…pero di problema yan kung naiihi na kayo dahil may clean pay comfort rooms tayo dito…remember “pay”. Kung wala ka namang dalang pera, kalabitin mo ang friend mo and say “friend, naiihi ako, libre mo naman ako.” Imposible namang tiisin ka ng kaibigan mo, dahil di siya tunay na kaibigan kung ganun. Or pwede ring ikaw na ang mag-aya kung medyo may extra ka and say “friends, tara ihi tayo, treat ko to!”

Whew! Now we finally come to the end of this article.  Napagod kayo ano?  Just a reminder, wherever you jog or walk sa Baguio, paalala lang po…

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Let us go back to loving our city once again because there is no other place like Baguio.  I may not have experienced the old Baguio that our predecessors first fell in love with but I am of the view that there is so much to preserve than develop.


BENEFITS NG ISANG UKAY UKAY SALESLADY SA BAGUIO CITY.

Dear Kuya D,

Ako po si Elma Quijanio, meron po akong Ukay-Ukay shop dito sa may Baguio City at may dalawa po akong saleslady. Gusto ko lang pong tanungin kung magkano ba ang minimum na bayad sa mga saleslady at kelan po ba sila entitled sa benefits tulad ng SSS?

Isa pa po, ayaw po nilang makaltasan ng SSS. Ano po ang mga pwedeng mangyari kung di ko sila kinakaltasan ng contribution nila sa SSS?

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Ukay Ukay fever in Baguio City. (photo grabbed from www.travebook.ph)

Dear Elma,

Aking hinimay ang iyong mga katanungan at sinagot sila isa isa sa baba:

1) Magkano ang minimum na bayad sa mga saleslady dito sa Baguio City?

2) Kelan entitled sa SSS benefits ang isang empleyado?

3) Ano ang pwedeng mangyari kung ayaw nilang makaltasan ng SSS?

Magkano ang minimum na bayad sa mga saleslady dito sa Baguio City?

Dito sa Baguio City, ang minimum wage ay:

Retail/Service Basic Minimum Wage COLA TOTAL
Employing more than 10 workers            243.00          37.00       280.00
Employing 10 workers or less          223.00             37.00         260.00

Dahil may dalawa ka lang na saleslady, klarong base sa chart sa taas, ang minimum wage nila ay P260.00/day.  Pwede ka namang mag bigay ng mas mataas kung gusto mo. Ang nakasaad lang diyan ay minimum, ibig sabihin, di pwede bumaba diyan.

Kelan entitled sa SSS benefits ang isang empleyado?

Ayon sa Section 10 ng R.A. 1161 as amended by R.A. 8282, ang effective date ng coverage ng isang empleyado ay sa araw ng kanyang employment.  Ibig lang sabihin na kahit isang buwan lang siyang employed ay entitled na siya sa SSS benefits.  Siyempre may corresponding contribution ang employer at employee diyan.

Ano ang pwedeng mangyari kung ayaw nilang makaltasan ng SSS?

Hindi po sila pwedeng tumanggi na makaltasan.  Ang pwede pong mangyari, pwede kayong habulin ng SSS at pwede kayong makasuhan sa paglabag sa batas dahil obligasyon niyo bilang isang employer ang kaltasan sila at i-remit ang kanilang contribution.

Huwag po kayong padadala kapag sinasabi na huwag nalang silang kaltasan dahil bali-baliktarin man ang mundo ay magiging liable kayo.  Lalo pa kung naka-away niyo ang saleslady niyo at binaligtad niya kayo at sinabi sa himpilan ng SSS na hindi kayo nagbabayad ng contributions niya e di kayo ang talo.  Hindi po kasi depensa na napagkasunduan niyo na hindi siya kaltasan dahil bawal ang kasunduan na iyan. Kaya maigi pa rin na sumunod sa batas.

Ayon sa R.A. 1161 as amended by R.A. 8282 (SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM) ito ang mga duties at liabilites ng isang employer:

DUTIES OF THE EMPLOYER:

1)  To pay employer’s contribution in accordance with the schedule provided in this Act;

2) To deduct and to remit employees’ contributions;

3) To immediately report to the SSS the names, ages, civil status, occupations, salaries and dependents of all his employees who are subject to compulsary coverage;

4) To keep true and accurate work records for such period and containing such information as the Commission may prescribe;

5) To require, as a condition to employment, the presentation of a registration number secured by the prospective employee from the SSS in accordance with such procedure as the SSS may adopt;

6) To notify the SSS of the confinement within five (5) calendar days after receipt of the notification from the employee member; and

7) To advance in two equal monthly installments the maternity leave benefits within thirty (30) days from the filing of the maternity leave application.

At kung sakaling pumalya ka sa mga duties na yan, eto ang mga liabilities para magising ka ng konti at maging strikto sa pag-kaltas ng SSS contributions ng mga saleslady mo:

LIABILITIES OF THE EMPLOYER:

1) The employer shall pay to the SSS damages equivalent to the benefits, which said employee member would otherwise have been entitled to, for his failure to remit the required contributions;

2) To pay, besides the contribution, a penalty thereon of 3% per month from the date the contribution falls due until paid, for his failure to deduct and remit contributions;

3) To pay to the SSS damages equivalent to the benefits, which said employee member would have been entitled to had his name been reported on time by the employer to the SSS, for his failure to report matters required upon him; and

4) To pay to the SSS damages equivalent to the difference between the amount of benefits, to which the employee member or his beneficiary would have been entitled to had the proper contributions been remitted to the SSS, and the amount payable on the basis of contributions actually remitted, for his misrepresentation of the true date of employment of the employee member or for remittance to the SSS contributions less than those required in this Act or for failure to remit any contributions due prior to the date of contingency. 

PAYONG KAPATID:

Para maiwasan ang pagdagsa ng mga kaso, maari lamang po na sundin ang nakasaad sa batas patungkol sa sweldo ng mga empleyado.  Huwag din pong mag-give in kung ayaw nilang pakaltas ng SSS contribution dahil kayo po ang babalikan ng batas.  Naiintindihan ko po na maaring kulang sa pang-araw araw nila kaya ayaw nilang pakaltas pero paki-explain nalang na for their own good din kapag updated ang contributions nila.

Kung malakas naman ang benta, hindi rin masama na itaas ang sweldo nila para maging masaya din sila. 🙂 Share the blessings ika nga.

Sana ay nasagot ko ang iyong mga katanungan Madam Elma.  Paalala lang po na ang aking mga payo ay base lang sa katanungan niyo at maaaring mabago kung may karagdagang detalye.

Please share this article nalang po if it helped you.


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BRIGHT HOPE KINDERGARTEN: Helping you reach your child’s potential.

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Located at 2nd and 3rd Floor, Luke Foundation Building, Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City.  We offer Baby, Toddler, Nursery, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergaten classes in small groups.

For inquiries, please call 074-424-2647.

BRIGHT HOPE KINDER SCHOOL, Baguio City: Bright Hope Room for Growth, Inc.

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BRIGHT HOPE KINDER SCHOOL, Bright Hope Room for Growth Inc., Located at 2nd Floor, Luke Foundation Building, #90 Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City. Contact 09178120753 for inquiries.

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:6.

Inspired with the verse above, Bright Hope Kinder School, one of the newest Kinder School in Baguio City successfully had its Moving Up Ceremony last May 16, 2015.  There were 13 BRIGHTONS who graced the stage to receive their symbolic Moving Up Key. Some will be moving up to Kinder 1 and Kinder 2 respectively.

Here are a few photos of the event:

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Michael, receiving his Symbolic Moving Up Key.
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Their eyes glow in amazement as they see memorable photos of them projected on the screen. In the photo from left to right: Zion, Angelo, Jhared, Samantha, Yves and Athea.
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The 8am class declaring what they want to become when they grow up. (In the photo from left to right:  Michael, Jhared, Zion and Daarun)
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The 10:30am class performing for their parents and guardians. (In the photo from left to right: (Top) Julian, Yves, Wyette, Masen, Angelo (Bottom) Althea, Yazmien, Yani and Sam.
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Story teller Jhared and actress Sam.

It was one brief school year filled with laughter, fun and learning.  These children gave us overflowing inspiration and strength to fulfill our mission and reach our vision for Bright Hope Kinder School, Bright Hope Room for Growth, Inc.  We thank the parents and guardians for partnering with us as we continue to journey with your children in their learning process.

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We encourage you dear parents and guardians to visit our center at 2nd Floor, Luke Foundation Building, #90 Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City.  We offer Nursery, Kinder 1 and Kinder 2 classes in small groups.  Classes will start on August 3, 2015.  Reservations ongoing. For inquiries please call or text 09178120753.

ALL ABOUT BRIGHT HOPE KINDER SCHOOL:

OUR PHILOSOPHY: “We believe that each child is a unique gift from God and that they have an innate desire to learn about the wonders of this world that God created.  Therefore, we should encourage, promote, refine and preserve this natural curiosity.

We believe that a child’s early school experience is important because it lays the foundation for all future educational experiences.  We must strike a balance between fanning the flames of learning in the children we teach and the need to help the learn self-discipline and self-control.

We believe that each child has their own learning style and we recognize that each develops at his or her own pace.  Thereby, we strive to provide rich opportunities for learning and growth that are age-appropriate, multi-sensory and experiential.

OUR MISSION “is to provide children with the experience of learning in a loving environment particularly through…

BUILDING the confidence of a child in learning;

RESPONDING to a child’s academic, personal, and social needs;

IGNITING a child’s curious and inquisitive mind;

GUIDING a child in developing life skills;

HIGHLIGHTING a child’s strengths;

TREATING a child with patience and as a unique individual;

OUR VISION “To be a trusted entity in the field of Pre-School and Kindergarten education and learning support services, molding and inspiring children to reach their God-given potential.”

LA PARILLA, CAFE AND GRILL: A Baguio City cafe that embraced nature.

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Don’t have time to go out of town to have an encounter with nature? Enjoy nature’s landscape at La Parilla Cafe and Grill.

During stressful weeks, I always look for a place where I can dine and relax and just forget about my busy city life. You may say that there are a lot of places with that kind of description here in Baguio and I will agree to that.  But I have a new discovery:  LA PARILLA CAFE AND GRILL, located at #68 Kisad Road, Baguio City – this cafe is so near the central business district yet the ambiance gives you a feel of being in a hidden and secluded mountain resort. You will not miss this if you are traversing Kisad Road because it is exactly where INN ROCIO & Restaurant is located.

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Just look for this inviting facade along Kisad Road.

Well, I didn’t have to wait for me to be stressed but I decided to visit La Parilla Cafe and Grill because Bright Hope Room for Growth, Inc., a school that my wife and I founded, just concluded its school year 2014-2015 so that gave us a reason to celebrate.

As a treat to ourselves and our dedicated teachers, we chose La Parilla Cafe and Grill as part of our year-end luncheon. The place is so inviting and you will surely give in to selfie temptations while waiting for your order.  Here are some captured memories at La Parilla Grill and Cafe during our Bright Hope Room for Growth, Inc., Admin and Teachers’ Year-End Luncheon:

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Teacher Xermaine, Ms. Lorna and Teacher Julienne of Bright Hope Room for Growth, Inc.
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Family Friendly Set-up: Baby Phillip, my wife Abbey and our friend Lady getting comfy at La Parilla’s couch. We failed to bring Phillip’s stroller but this corner of La Parilla made life easy for us during that day.

WHAT WE HAD:

APPETIZER
ONION RINGS: the crunch and dip is a delight. A platter is enough to be shared by 4 to 6 people. Kasi nga appetizer lang. Pero kung yan ang ulam mo siyempre ibang usapan yun. Hehe. (Forgive the quality of the pic, di bale real life naman yan, no edits)
FRIES
FRIES: As part of the appetizer, the teachers also had fries and were discussing the difference between fresh french fries over fast food french fries. La Parilla of course serves fresh ones. Para ano pa at nasa Baguio tayo diba? Vegetables here at La Parilla Cafe and Grill are also as fresh as the morning dew.
POP CORN AND BREAD
HEAVY MEALL ADD-ONS: If you order heavy meals, you will be served bread and butter, pop corn, and soup while you wait for the main entrée.
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PINOY BBQ FAVORITES, FAMILY PLATTER: Good for 3 to 4 persons. A combination of Chicken, Pork BBQ, Liempo, Baby Back Ribs, Vegetable Sidings & Rice! The baby back ribs won my heart.
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If you are a health buff, you will appreciate the freshness of their drinking water with lemon and mint leaves.
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We shared 2 FAMILY PLATTERS, nakakabusog siya. We ordered 2 more extra viands kasi akala namin kulang pero takaw tingin lang pala kami.  Mabigat siya sa tiyan, promise. Hehe.

THE PLACE:

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CATCH UP WITH FRIENDS! Enjoy coffee and chit-chat with friends at their outside dining area! If you are a tourist, you will surely experience Baguio just by being on this spot. 🙂
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ROMANTIC MOMENTS with your spouse. La Parilla offers an environment for cheesy moments such as this.
the main hall
MAIN DINING AREA: Spacious and the architecture will make you say, ah, indeed this is a classy resto.
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OLD BAGUIO WALL: If you are new here in Baguio, don’t forget to give this wall a second glance. You’ll either love the change or want to go back and live in the old Baguio.
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OUTDOOR FUNCTION AREA: This space is good for very very intimate weddings, baby dedications, birthdays and other occasions. The place is very easy to decorate and convert into something that will suit your taste. Besides, wala nang kailangan i-decorate kasi as is e very elegant na siya. 🙂

The launching of La Parilla Cafe and Grill is a gift to the City of Baguio. It gives me another reason to say that I have made the right decision of staying here and building a career in this fast growing city.

Others make concrete jungles out of their properties but congratulations to the owners of La Parilla Cafe and Grill, I’m glad that you decided to embrace nature.

Again, food is great and I will surely keep coming back but not only because of the food but because of the calmness that the place brings to my soul. (Kasi if the price is right, kalma lang talaga ako.  Dito magugulat ka na quality na ang food at affordable pa ang price kaya – it is really calming to ones soul.)

If you plan to visit the place, just tell them you read about it from my blog and you’ll surely get…a smile from their friendly wait staff.


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IS THERE A BABY SCHOOL IN BAGUIO CITY?


(Pic: Cassy started in our Jolly Baby Class Program and is now enrolled in Bright Hope's full year Toddler Class Program)

My wife and I started BRIGHT HOPE ROOM FOR GROWTH INC., six (6) years ago.  A venture that we started our of passion and purpose. It was a tutorial center then in Barangay San Vicente, Baguio City. We had grade school to high school tutees and even had the opportunity to teach non-readers from the nearby public school out of the goodness of our friends who shouldered their tutorial fees.

Since tutorial centers are mostly only full in the afternoon, we had to look for ways to fill the hours that our center was not being used.  One day, when I was walking along the street in our barangay, I saw a lot of mothers holding babies from ages 1 to 2 years old, so I started to have an idea.  I did my own research as to how early a child can go to school and came to a conclusion that “the earlier, the better”.

So in the first quarter of 2012, I gathered my neighbors and some of my school batch mates and convinced them to enroll their 2-year old babies in our toddler program.  Most of them were hesitant and said that it was too early for a child of that age to be in school but they registered anyway and from then on, we all saw wonders every single day.

On October 24, 2013, an article from the Philippine Daily Inquirer further confirmed the relevance of starting early and I quote:

“The average 18-month-old can say about 10 to 30 words, but some normal 18-month-olds can say only five words. Sometimes I see a toddler of the same age who can say more than 70 words and can put these words in combination to form phrases or sentences. Kate, Trevor, Ryan and Cameron, all my patients, were already talking like a three-year-old when they were 18 months old. Trevor, at 15 months, was able to say more than 40 words when most of his peers could say only three to five words. Our son Len, at 24 months, was able to read the words “Toyota” and “Subaru.”

What do all of these children have in common? They were lucky to have parents and grandparents who started talking with them from the first day of life. They read to them early on and continued reading every night as part of their bedtime routine. These toddlers were fortunate to have parents who challenged and stimulated their brain cells during the first 12 months of their life by frequently talking, reading, counting, adding, singing, and playing in a happy way.

Unfortunately, most parents have the wrong idea that education starts at Grade K. To have happier and smarter children, education must begin during the first 36 months. This is the “golden window” of opportunity for parents, grandparents, daycare workers, babysitters, and nannies to make a huge difference. And for a dramatic educational outcome, educators and policymakers should look into this “golden window” of learning and apply recent cognitive research on how to boost babies’ language and brain development in their curriculum.”

As the article stated, babies are blessed to have people around them who can challenge and stimulate their brain cells while they are developing.  Let us not neglect this stage and take this once in a lifetime opportunity to raise geniuses out of our babies. So parents, your babies can go to school too!  It is just a matter of carefully looking for the best program that would suit their needs and their personality.  Happy parenting everyone!

Note: To read the full text of the Philippine Daily Inquirer article, visit:http://opinion.inquirer.net/63987/golden-window-to-have-a-happier-smarter-child/comment-page-1

Bright Hope Room for Growth, Inc., is located at the 2nd and 3rd Floor, Luke Foundation Building, #90 Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City.  We offer Baby, Toddler, Nursery, Pre-Kinder and Kindergarten classes in small class sizes. For inquiries, contact us through the following numbers:

Principals Office: (0917) 656 2006
Admin Office: (0917) 145 2381
Land Line: (074) 424 2647

MAMA’S TABLE BY CHEF VICKY, A BAGUIO CITY FOOD REVIEW.

A foodie is a person who has a particular interest in food, someone who has a discerning palate. A friend once asked me if I am a foodie and in a heartbeat, I said “NO”. I don’t think my palate is sophisticated and discriminating enough to be considered one. Don’t get me wrong. I love food and I will eat anything you serve me for as long as it is edible and especially when I am famished. Most of the time, my goal is just to fill my stomach and that makes me happy and good to go.

When asked to rate food I will only say things like –  “too salty”, “can we add salt on this?”, “I believe the chef’s family has no history of diabetes, too sweet”, “the food is like my skin, flawless but with a twist”. Judging food should be as simple as that, right?

But don’t under estimate my self-proclaimed un-sophisticated palate, because the same mouth where my palate can be found is convincing enough to draw the eating public to your restaurant. (with narrowing look and a slight giggle) So instead of a foodie, just call me a food PR.

For me, reviewing food should include not only the taste but the presentation and ambiance. Imagine mo nalang na ngumunguya ka ng spaghetti na lasang sinigang habang katabi ng table mo ang pintuan ng CR at habang painum ka ng iced tea ay maririnig mo pa na may nag flush ng toilet bowl kasabay ng iyong paglunok. How would you feel?

Going back sa being foodie and making a food review. Sa akin, dapat yung itsura ng food bagay sa taste. If you ordered adobo, dapat lasa at itsurang adobo ito. Hindi yung:

Kuya D: “Excuse me. Kuya, I think I ordered adobo, not dinuguan”.

Waiter: “Sir, sorry but that is adobo.”

Kuya D: (tumbling 5x, sabay split).

On a serious note, here in Baguio City, there is this hidden food paradise that only food hunters will discover. Along Ambuklao Road, a huge glass house warmly welcomes people with adventurous palates. This food paradise is called “Mama’s Table” by Chef Vicky Tinio-Clemente.

Reservation starts by texting Chef Vicky and receiving the message below:

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Di ba? Sa word palang na “degustation” e mukha na siyang masarap. 🙂 And always tell her ahead of time if you have allergies kasi mahirap naman kung kailangan pa nilang tumawag ng ambulansya kung biglang kumapal ang labi mo. 🙂

Without traffic, the paradise is only a 10 minute-drive from the city. Upon arriving, you will be ushered by Chef Vicky to this wide sala: Where you can entertain your guests:

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Me, telling my friends about alta stories.

Toast to a colleague’s success:

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Celebrating Judge Jeanylene T. Isip-Fukai’s success!

Fight over who’s going to foot the bill:

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Atty. Yzanne Merced could not believe she’ll be footing the bill. Atty. Jerico Gay-ya just decided to look on while Judge Glenda Ortiz-Soriano is saying “kasalanan mo ito, ikaw ang nag-invite”. Prosecutor Bong Soriano of course just supported her wife, while Chef Vicky was super ready to kick us out.

Plain soshalan lang:

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Judge Jeanylene Isip-Fukai, Atty. Jerico Gay-ya, Judge Glenda Ortiz-Soriano and yours truly. We just arrived so everyone looks fresh pa, later wala na.

It is also in this part of the house where you’ll get the warmest food welcome through Chef Vicky’s special appetizer:

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(Pic courtesy of Atty. Yzanne Merced)

While waiting for your food, you will be tempted to take pictures of the beauty that is before you. A huge glass house, wide garden, sophisticated furnitures, paintings that only altas can identify and appreciate (Wala akong na-identify kaya na bad trip ako. But I was able to appreciate naman kahit papano, I said “hmmmm nice painting” and I immediately went outside to count how many pine cones fell). Here are some dramatic pictures from the place: By the fire place and the living room.

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“Familia Alta, Sino ang susunod na tagapagmana?” From left to right: Prosecutor Bong Soriano, Judge Glenda T. Ortiz-Soriao, me, Atty. Jericho Gaya, Judge Jeanylene Isip-Fukai, and Atty. Yzanne Merced.
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From left to right: Prosecutor Bong Soriano, Judge Glenda T. Ortiz-Soriao, me, Atty. Jericho Gaya, Judge Jeanylene Isip-Fukai, and IBP Baguio-Benguet Chapter President Atty. George Fukai.
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With my Food Buddies from the PUBLIC ATTORNEY’S OFFICE: Atty. Juliet Toma-ac Camuyot, Atty. Immanuel Awisan, Atty. Louella Navarro, Atty. Rubie Lorraine Bogya-Lictao, Atty. Daisy Padolina-Limos and yours truly.
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“Ang mga anak sa labas at ang tunay na taga-pagmana” – Siyempre hindi mawawala ang posing na ganito, para madaling i-crop. LOL.

Mga maaring eksena sa garden habang hinihintay ang pagkain:

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Araw.
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Gabi.
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Pag-ibig ang namutawi. (My beautiful Abigail and I)

After taking pictures inside and out, ito na ang pinakahihintay ninyo – DEGUSTATION:

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The table that will change your life.
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Sinong magsasabing manok lang ang pinapatayo o pinapa-upo?  Meron ding “pinatayo itlog”. Once you taste this, you will never look at your eggs the same way again. Forgive me dahil di ko namemorize mga pangalan nila.
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THE SOUP. Chef Vicky carefully explained to the group kung paano ito ginawa and to be honest, I never tasted something na prinepare with so much love and detail. Passion at its finest.
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Melted mallows with a twist. Nakakiliti yung lasa ng cheese at nakakakilig yung tamis ng mallows. Perfect combination.
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DUMPLING na mapapatumbling ka sa sarap. The challenge:  Isang subuan lang dapat at kailangan makuha mo ito ng buong buo para ma-appreciate mo ang lasa.  Kung maliit naman ang bibig mo, try mo singhutin nalang. LOL.
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THE SALMON. I am not a fan of sea food but Chef’s salmon made me change my mind. This was served along with different kinds of spices and herbs that complimented the salmon. Chef also provided a spoon so you can enjoy the, somewhat, soup that comes with it.
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OMG, THE STEAK. This made the visit all worthwhile. The steak was amazingly tender and juicy and it came with mashed potatoes. Chef did something to the mashed potatoes that made it appear like it still has skin. The different kinds of mushroom was also a hit to my palate.
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MOUTH WATERING WATERCRESS. Who would have thought that this rapidly growing aquatic plant will be part of the menu? This will prepare your palate for the oh so yummy dessert. 🙂
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HEY, NOT YOUR ORDINARY MERINGUE. I think I heard chef say PAVLOVA. I’m not really sure. Next time I will take down notes. The chocolate thing that you see is Toblerone syrup. The strawberry and peaches regulate the sweetness. This brought heaven on earth.

The very first time that I’ve been to this place, there is only one thing that I captured and that is – PASSION.  Only a person who loves what he/she does can come up with something like this and I salute Chef Vicky for being an inspiration.

After every visit, you will never “not want” to have a picture taken with the lady who, like an orchestra conductor, played melody for our stomach.

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Chef Vicky with my friends from the PUBLIC ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, Atty. Daisy Padolina-Limos, Atty. Louella Navarro, Atty. Rubie Lorraine Bogya-Lictao, Chef Vicky, me, Atty. Juliet Toma-ac Camuyot, and Atty. Immanuel Awisan.
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hmmm, I am wearing the same shirt here but this is actually with another group of friends. Me, My wife abbey, Ellen, Chef, Net, Kris Mangaliag, Ali Mangaliag, Kai and Jean Urquiza.
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Top: Atty. George Fukai, Atty. Yzanne Merced, Prosecutor Bong Soriano. Bottom: Atty. Jerico Gay-ya, Judge Jeanylene Isip-Fukai, Chef Vicky, Judge Glenda Ortiz-Soriano, Chief Protocol Officer to the Chief Justice, Atty. Zaldy V. Trespeces and yours truly.

We enjoyed the food and the place and I hope that you enjoyed the read.  Visit Chef Vicky one of these days and be inspired.

I intentionally did not edit her digits above so you can contact her and have this once in a lifetime experience.  Again, this is DEGUSTATION at its finest.

NOTE: (Night pictures courtesy of Atty. Yzanne Merced (Except the group pic in the garden); Day and Food pictures courtesy of Atty. Louella Navarro)

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We offer Baby, Toddler/Nursery & Kindergarten Classes in small groups.  For inquiries call 09178120753.  Visit us at 2nd Floor, Luke Foundation Building, #90 Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City.
We offer Baby Class, Nursery, Kinder 1 and Kindergarten 2 classes in small groups. For inquiries call 09178120753. Visit us at 2nd Floor, Luke Foundation Building, #90 Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City to reserve a slot.

BAGUIO EVENT: ASSOCIATE JUSTICE MARVIC M.V.F. LEONEN VISITS BAGUIO CITY JUSTICE HALL AND HOW I DEALT WITH THE LIMELIGHT

April 15, 2015 – It was supposed to be an ordinary busy day at the Baguio City Justice Hall and as part of my routine, I have to go up and down the stairways of the “bulwagan”, greet colleagues, attend to clients, shake hands, throw a quick smile and wave here and there.

As a model (in its showbiz sense) Public Attorney, I see to it that I play the part very very well. From my court hearing, I was about to get some records from the office when suddenly, yes, it was very abrupt, I saw someone familiar. It was my good friend (disclaimer: he knows that he is good, but he doesn’t know that I am his friend) Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Marvic Mario Victor F. Leonen – in the flesh. Thus, my normal schedule went haywire! (To our valued taxpayers, I assure you that no Public Attorney duties were neglected during this time)

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Justice was busy talking to my other friends so we first decided to have a group selfie which he unintentionally photobombed. Kainis.

People in Baguio love “Justice Marvic”, as I fondly call him (as if), because just like me, he grew up here in the City of Pines. In fact, he graduated valedictorian from Saint Louis University – Boy’s High School. What makes me prouder is that he is the youngest to hold the Associate Justice position since Manuel V. Moran in 1938. I think I already said enough about my friend.  Let me just share to you some of the pictures taken during Justice Marvic’s surprise visit to me (I was surprised, really surprised) at Baguio City Justice Hall. To prove that we really are friends and that I am rubbing elbows with Justice Mavic, Here is a pic. FIRST PIC WITH JUSTICE Justice Mavic, however noticed that there was a space between us so he requested for another shot.  He asked if we could also do jump shot but I reminded him that we are in the justice hall.  Here is the second pic:

SECOND PIC WITH JUSTICE
This one is close to perfect because the gap between us has been bridged (parang ngipin lang?). I was wanting to rub elbows with him but the shoulders will do. Caption: Atty. Dexter Duclan Diwas with Associate Justice Marvic Mario Victor F. Leonen, friends – for life.

After our pictures were taken, the who’s who of the Baguio City Justice Hall gathered around us:

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From left to right: Clerk of Court VI & Ex-Officio Sheriff, RTC, of Baguio City Atty. Linda G. Montes –Loloy, Judge Ma. Ligaya V. Itliong-Rivera, Judge Jeanylene T. Isip-Fukai, Judge Mona Lisa T. Tabora, Judge Glenda T. Ortiz-Soriano, my friend Associate Justice Marvic Mario Victor F. Leonen, Atty. Dexter D. Diwas, Atty. Althea Rosanna V. Alberto, Atty. Clifford Chan, Lawyer-in-the-making Ms. Marnelli A. Bejar.

If you observe the pic above, parang may balak si Atty. Linda na i-crop ang kanyang picture at kakaiba ang posing niya.  Si Ms. Marnelli naman, kahit hindi mo ipagsiksikan ang sarili mo diyan e hagip ka parin ng camera so okay din kung nagrelax ka, tignan mo kami, mukhang alta. After the picture taking, I sensed that I achieved an instant celebrity status. People from different walks of life started to request a photo with me and forgot about Justice Marvic. Here are the photos:

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While waiting for me, my official photographer took a photo of Judge Glenda T. Ortiz-Soriano, SLU School of Law Dean Atty. Jason Barlis, and Judge Jeanylene T. Isip-Fukai. With their smiles, it shows how excited they are for my arrival.

Finally, I arrived after a few minutes for the photo shoot:

JUDGE G, DEXTER, DEAN JAYSON
with Judge Glenda T. Ortiz-Soriano who looks stunning with her pearl necklace and Dean Jason Barlis with his pearly white teeth.
SOLO PIC WITH JUDGE JEN
with IBP Baguio-Benguet Chapter First Lady, Judge Jeanylene T. Isip-Fukai.
WITH JUDGE DEBBIE G. DULAY-DEL VAL
with the ever powerful and passionate Judge Debbie G. Dulay-Del Val.
SOLO PIC WITH DEAN JAYSON
with the SLU School of Law Dean Atty. Jason Barlis who now looks like Coco Martin from this angle.
WITH ATTY. JULIET F. TOMA-AC-CAMUYOT, ATTY. IMMANUEL B. AWISAN AND PAO LAWYER OF THE YEAR IN THE CITY OF BAGUIO ATTY. DAISY G. PADOLINA-LIMOS
After work photos with the Family Court Public Attorney, ATTY. JULIET F. TOMA-AC-CAMUYOT, Drugs Court Public Attorney, ATTY. IMMANUEL B. AWISAN and Midland PAO LAWYER OF THE YEAR 2014, ATTY. DAISY G. PADOLINA-LIMOS.
WITH ZANNY RYAN L. QUIROZ, IBP DIRECTOR ATTY. FRANCIS WILLIAM M. ESPINOLA AND ATTY. ANA CRISTINA N. CAWED
with ZANNY RYAN L. QUIROZ, IBP DIRECTOR ATTY. FRANCIS WILLIAM M. ESPINOLA AND ATTY. ANA CRISTINA N. CAWED. Behind us is Atty. Cawed’s Montero named Blackie.  They patiently waited for me outside the justice hall for a photo.
WITH ATTY. RUBIE LORRAINE B. LICTAO AND ATTY. LOUELLA B. NAVARRO
with ATTY. RUBIE LORRAINE B. LICTAO AND ATTY. LOUELLA B. NAVARRO. Wala po kaming madilim na binabalak, sadyang kulang lang ito sa lighting effects.
WITH DEPUTY PUBLIC ATTORNEY OF TUBA BENGUET, ATTY. EDUARD H. RILLORTA
with DISTRICT PUBLIC ATTORNEY OF TUBA BENGUET, ATTY. EDUARD H. RILLORTA. He was my teacher before, and now a boss and a fan. He visited all the way from Tuba, Benguet for this precious photo. “wink wink”
ELMER G. SAYAN, ADMIN BOSS AT PAO OFFICE
with Sir ELMER G. SAYAN of the Public Attorney’s Office. Di ko sana i-pi-post ito kasi ginagaya niya posing ko but what can i do, nandyan na yan.
WITH RONALD %22BROWNIE%22 FROM THE PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
with Boss Ronald from the Prosecutor’s Office, also known as Kuya Brownie. I asked him if he was a fan before I agreed for a photo. He said yes, so we agreed to reduce it into writing.
WITH THE SHY SECURITY GUARD OF BAGUIO CITY JUSTICE HALL
The Security Guard who has no idea that he is a fan.

I could not post all the photos but believe you me, there is more! After my Justice Hall appearances, I decided to just retreat to my office and take a photo with myself, just me.  Alone, no crowd, away from the limelight and no media.  I needed some time to internalize what just happened.

DEXTER DIWAS ALONE IN THE OFFICE
with myself.

Have a blessed day people! Remember to always have fun:  LIFE NEED NOT BE COMPLICATED! But wait, ikakasal ka ba? Debut? I think you need to click SOULSCENT below:

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Or looking for toddle/nursery/kinder school that offer small group classes? Visit:

We offer Baby, Toddler/Nursery & Kindergarten Classes in small groups.  For inquiries call 09178120753.  Visit us at 2nd Floor, Luke Foundation Building, #90 Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City.
We offer Baby, Toddler/Nursery & Kindergarten Classes in small groups. For inquiries call 09178120753. Visit us at 2nd Floor, Luke Foundation Building, #90 Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City.

Anyways, until my next article.  Who knows, it might be the Chief Justice visiting next time! 🙂

Magkano ang ZUMBA SESSIONS sa Burnham Park, Baguio City?

Everyone is becoming health conscious these days.  Maririnig mo ang iyong mga ka-opisina planning to work out after work or turn on that speaker for an in-office zumba session.

Zumba sessions will cost you around more than a hundred per session if you hit the gym, but that is no longer the case.

Here in Baguio City, you can just plan an early walk at Burnham Park and do things like jogging, walking or joining zumba groups.  Yes, para silang mga union ng mga trabahante, may mga grupo sila.

Join me for a Zumba tour:

Ready to walk the talk.  Taken from Baguio, City Hall.
Taken from Baguio, City Hall.

Pagdating ko sa Burnham Park, nagulat ako sa dami ng grupong nagzuzumba!

I asked around and guess what! Zumba sessions start @ P20.00!  Saan ka pa?!  Kung wala ka namang P20.00, pwede kang magtago sa likod ng gumamela bush para di ka makita ng zumba instructor dahil malamang ay bilang niya kung ilan ang naki-ki-indak sa kanya to the tune of Michael Jackson’s Thriller song.

Sa dami ng nagzuzumba, I decided to take some memorable shots of my ZUMBA TOUR.  Here are my favorite ZUMBA SESSION PICS: (I’m not a photographer so forgive the quality, taga caption lang ako. hehe)

PATINTERO
Mukha lang po silang nagpapatintero at si ate na naka-red ang taya, pero zumba session po talaga ito.
Ate, di na kita maipagtatanggol, mukha na talaga kayong naglalaro ng tumbang preso dito at ikaw ang taya.  Obvious na.
Ate, di na kita maipagtatanggol, mukha na talaga kayong naglalaro ng tumbang preso dito at ikaw ang taya. Obvious na.
Si ate naman na naka-yellow hindi naka-zumba attire.  Feeling ko galing lang siya ng party at inumaga na kaya naki-zumba nalang siya ng mapadaan sa Burnham.  Oo nga naman.
Si ate naman na naka-yellow hindi naka-zumba attire. Feeling ko galing lang siya ng party at inumaga na kaya naki-zumba nalang siya ng mapadaan sa Burnham. Oo nga naman.

Akala ko sila lang ang nagzuzumba but when I continued to walk to the other side of the park, I was amazed to see more of their kind.  (More of their kind talaga, hehe)

Dahil hindi makasunod si kuya na naka-puting outfit, mukhang nagdedesisyon siya kung susuntukin nalang niya ang kanyang dance instructor. hmmm
Dahil hindi makasunod si kuya (naka-puting outfit), mukhang nagdedesisyon siya kung susuntukin nalang niya ang kanyang dance instructor. hmmm
Ayan, mukhang nakapag-decide na si kuya.
Ayan, mukhang nakapag-decide na si kuya. (Pasensiya na maliit yung pictures, nandun siya sa right side)

Nagulat naman ako dito sa kabila, dahil iba ang kanilang trip, may variety…

Interpretative dance...
Interpretative dance…
Wushu...
Wushu…
ballet...
ballet…
At dahil hindi na daw uso ang duck face, tinuturuan niya din ang kanilang followers ng duck pose...
At dahil hindi na daw uso ang duck face, tinuturuan niya din ang kanilang followers ng duck pose…ang last instruction na narinig ko is ganyan sila maglalakad pauwi para mas effective yung exercise nila.

Pauwi na ako ng mapansin ko na nandito pa din ang grupong ito…

Hindi ko alam kung anong klaseng performance ang ginagawa ni kuya dito, pero pansin ko na puro seniors ang kaniyang mga audience at tuwang tuwa sina lola.
Hindi ko alam kung anong klaseng performance ang ginagawa ni kuya dito, pero kaya naman pala dahil puro seniors ang kaniyang mga clients at kailangan magdahan dahan para di mabigla.
Inip na inip naman si kuya magtataho dahil gusto na niyang makabenta...
Inip na inip naman si kuyang magtataho dahil gusto na niyang makabenta…
at mukhang aliw na aliw sina lola...
pero wait ka lang diyan dahil mukhang aliw na aliw pa si lola…

Pero di lang mga nagzuzumba ang napansin ko, namangha ako sa pagmamahalan ng dalawang ito:

Breakfast beside the lake ang kanilang trip...

…dahil breakfast beside the lake ang kanilang trip…para lang silang nasa isang floating restaurant with their gourmet coffee and malunggay pandesal.

Whew, paalala lang, if you join the zumba groups, don’t forget to

basura

para mapanatili ang kalinisan sa Baguio City. So ayan, alam niyo na kung saan makiki-zumba ng pasok sa budget!

Mag-ukay na ng zumba clothes and join them. Thanks for reading and joining me in my random morning adventure.  Until next time!