Today, I receive all God’s love for me. Today, I open myself to the unbounded, limitless, overflowing abundance of God’s Universe. Today, I open myself to your Blessings, healing and miracles.Today, I open myself to God’s Word so that I become more like Jesus Everyday. Today, I proclaim that I’m God’s Beloved, I’m God’s Servant, I’m God’s powerful champion, And because I am blessed, I will bless the world, In Jesus Name, Amen.

RUPTURED BRAIN ANEURYSM: Living with a Broken Brain

RUPTURED BRAIN ANEURYSM: Living with a Broken Brain. A unique insight into the fragility of the extraordinary human brain. A true st...

Friday, March 16, 2012

PYROMUSICAL 2012 CHINA VS. THE NETHERLANDS


I wrote about the spectacular Close-Up Pyromusical year after year simply because I want to share FREE information. It was never a paid post. No freebies whatsoever. What I got is purely the joy of sharing. Then good karma struck. I won two VIP tickets when I entered a contest sponsored by Close-Up @ Izah's blog. Thank you so much Izah Morales for the two VIP Tickets with pica-pica.  My brother and I really enjoyed the spectacular show in the sky! Thanks to you. You are our angel. Huggy hugz <3!

Even if we are promdi, yeah prom da province. (Shame on you Manileno's and Manilena, :-p lol) And amid the traffic and eccentricity of this far away place we found  our way to MOA and to Izah's designated place where she handed out our two (2) complimentary tickets.

There was confusion at first as to where that entrance really is. But my brother and I are fierce travelers and we never accept NO by those people we asked  for an answer. Even if it took us hours before we finally found the ONE! The one entrance where we finally met Izah and partner. You could imagine the bliss of finding that gate, ha ha ha! Oh well, I made my way to China's Great Wall down to Polomok in South Cotabato in Mindanao alone, so how come somebody would tell me I could not conquer MOA? Ha ha ha! Yeah yeah I know, shame on me for missing traveling so much. Hi to my neurosurgeon. Behave po ako :-) Well everybody, at least in my immediate circle, knows that being an aneurysm survivor, I am not allowed to travel very far, be stressed-out or be mad. That's why I will take this opportunity to warn those bitches not to come near me ha ha ha!

I could still imagine Izah's bewildered face meeting us for the first time. I look like someone so harassed, confused even, what with my unruly hair that needed rebonding?  And my pawisan nose? Yeah yeah I know kuya! Well, my kuya said that you need to know that we left at 3 p.m. and finally met you at 6:30 p.m. or was that 7 p.m.?  See Izah, we had to go through hell errr 3 and a half hours of non-stop rides and traffic just to see you and your magical gift. Thank you for patiently waiting for us! 

We were finally ushered to the VIP area and got stamped. We may have VIP tickets but we are lost, I can't find that Close-up booth grrrrr! Then my brother saw the light! They don't have Close up booth but Unilever booth ha ha ha! Imagine me grinning from ear to ear when we made it inside the booth unscathed.

As we waited for the spectacular show to start we had pica-pica and drinks.Then ka-boom! Boom Boom Boom! It's showtime! Yeah!
 

















PCSO LOTTO WINNER DIONIE REYES


What if you win the Lotto, how and where will you spend your money?

I am one of millions who keep on thinking how on earth would I spend all that moolah? I am glad that I am not betting on any game of chance because what if I win? How on earth will I answer that question? Ha ha ha!

Last April 22, 2008, Dionie Reyes, a utility worker, won P14,125,032 in the Lotto 6/42 draw and for three months lived the life of a millionaire, something he had been longing to experience.

He lived in a P4-million house in a posh subdivision, drove around in a sports utility vehicle (SUV), and gave goodwill money, ranging P1,000 to P 850,000, to relatives and friends. He also gambled daily, womanized, and went on regular drinking sprees.

In an exclusive interview, DR told the Manila Bulletin that he did not regret throwing all the money away, because it was his, he enjoyed it to the hilt, and he did not take it from anybody else. "I won it from a lotto game of PCSO (Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office)," DR said. "It was my money. I spent my P14 million in three months," he admits. But in the end, he felt sorry for his unbridled spending spree.

From being an instant millionaire, DR now owes some people about P500,000. And to underscore his current state of living, DR underwent a heart surgery at the Philippine Heart Center (PHC) last September without any cash on hand. And he had to thank the PCSO management for helping him pay for the cost of operation of about P500,000, more or less.

Nearly four years after his lucky streak, the married native of Las Piñas, now 47, with an 11-year-old adopted son, said he wants to tell his story so others who may strike gold, or already did, with the lotto games may learn a lesson or two from his experience.

When this pen pusher, rather Blackberry user, told him his name will not be mentioned to shield him from any uninvited or unintended consequences of his coming out in public, he won't have it that way. "If you are not going to mention my name, then there is no use telling my story. Readers may not believe your article. You may even use my photograph," he insists. "After all, I have nothing to fear. That was about four years ago already. I had spent all my winnings. Nothing is left, except my house and the things I gave my relatives, office mates, friends, and acquaintances," he says.

DR recalled that before his mother Paz died at 71 in 2004, she used to tell him that she had been praying for him to win in the lotto play. "Anak, ipinagdarasal ko na manalo ka na ng lotto para makatikim naman tayo ng ginhawa (Son, I have been praying that you win in the lotto so we can have a better life)," DR recalls his mother telling him. DR proudly said that being the youngest of his six siblings made him the favorite of his mother. He has five sisters and a brother.

About four years after his mother's demise, DR finally hit the jackpot, using a Lucky Pick, System 7 bet worth P70. A System 7 bet has seven combinations. "It was a Tuesday when I hit the jackpot. My boss announced that a lotto machine gave out the winning numbers for 6/42, Lucky Pick, and System 7," relates DR. "I had all the three categories. So, I silently hoped that I am the winner," says DR. He did not check his ticket yet.

Wednesday evening, after work, like in many other days before, DR went on another drinking session. He still did not check his lotto ticket in his wallet, which by then was already drenched with his own urine because of too much drinking.

Friday, at lunch time, while eating with an office mate, DR took out his smelly wallet and got the 6/42 ticket. He had memorized the winning combination, 09-15-18-23-28-40, which had at stake P14,125,032.

"Uy, I got three... four... five numbers," DR exclaims, as excitement overwhelmed him. He said he no longer mentioned he got all the six drawn numbers. He just nudged his officemate, who got the message. "At 1 p.m., accompanied by my boss, I had my winning ticket validated at the PCSO's Internal Audit Department. The lotto machine did not accept it at first because of urine smudge. So, the validation was done manually, entering into the lotto machine the security numbers in the ticket," recounts DR.

The PCSO validation machine confirmed DR won the more than P14-million jackpot. "After about an hour, I got the check and I went to the bank, still with my boss," he said.

"Lahat tayo may pangarap. Gusto ko talaga magkaroon ng kotse, magandang bahay, at makahawak ng malaking pera. Kaya sinabi ko sa bangko bigyan ako ng isang milyon na cash at tulungan ako makabili ng Toyota Fortuner na usong-uson noon," he recalls with fondness.

He said he was adamant he wanted to go home driving his new car, and a million-peso cash with him. The bank made sure he got them. It was already evening when he got his shiny Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV). Later, DR also bought a P4-million house and lot at BF Homes in Las Piñas.

Out of his winnings, he gave his six siblings P50,000 each; another P500,000 to one of his nephews for a three-door apartment he wanted to build; and from R1,000 to R30,000 to some of his office mates; and R100,000 to his boss. He gifted a nephew of his wife with a car worth P850,000, a Mitsubishi Fuzion. DR now hitches a ride with him every time he goes to work.

For a month, he did not go home to Cavite where he lived at the time he won. He stayed with a sister-in-law in Parañaque City. When he finally showed up in Cavite, he gave away from P5,000 to P50,000 to some friends and neighbors. DR estimated he gave away about P2 million or more for "balato" to relatives, friends, neighbors, and office mates, not counting people he did not know who came to him to borrow money. "I just gave them and told them not to pay me back," he says. Just over a year later, he sold his car and then his house at BF Homes. He bought another house also in Las Piñas worth P1.7 million. He now wants to sell the house to pay off debts.

DR narrated that the rest of his money, about P10 million, was gone in only three months. "I spent all my money through daily gambling, especially cockfighting, drinking sprees nightly, and womanizing. Almost every day, I lost a minimum of P100,000 in cockfighting. It was very quick, I had an especial ATM (automated teller machine) card issued by my bank," DR says.

"Every time I came home, my wife just cried and cried. She asked me many times to stop. I did not listen. My siblings also asked me to change ways and have a new life," he recalls. "I did not listen to any of them. It was my money, anyway. I won it fairly not at the expense of others," DR maintains.
Source: Manila Bulletin


Philippine Airlines Seat Sale March 15 to 21, 2012



Domestic Fares
  • Sale Period: March 15 to 21, 2012
  • Purchase any PAL operated domestic ticket and avail of a second ticket for P77 one way fare for Economy class and P3,777 one way fare for Business class to any PAL operated domestic sector.

Fiesta (Economy) ClassBase FareBase Fare + SurchargesAll-In Fare
LuzonP77P373P418
VisayasP77P429P481
MindanaoP77P540P605
Mabuhay (Business) ClassBase FareBase Fare + SurchargesAll-In Fare
LuzonP3777P4073P4562
VisayasP3777P4129P4625
MindanaoP3777P4177P4679

Travel Period: June 1 to August 15, 2012

  • Luzon: Laoag, Legazpi, Puerto Princesa
  • Visayas: Bacolod, Cebu, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Kalibo, Roxas, Tacloban, Tagbilaran
  • Mindanao: Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cotabato, Davao, Dipolog, General Santos, Ozamiz, Zamboanga
International Fares
  • Sale Period: March 15 to 21, 2012
  • Purchase any roundtrip international or regional fare and avail of a second ticket for as low as USD7/RT for economy and USD377 round-trip for business on selected regional sector for you or your PAL.
  • Below fare levels are inclusive of government taxes, fees, charges and fuel surcharges but exclusive of Philippine Travel tax and airport terminal fee.

Economy ClassBase FareB + STaxTotal Fare
BangkokUSD 7USD 150USD 22.8USD 179.8
Ho Chi MinhUSD 7USD 150USD 18USD 175
JakartaUSD 7USD 170USD 19USD 196
MacauUSD 7USD 90USD 13.8USD 110.8
SingaporeUSD 7USD 150USD 22.1USD 179.1
TaipeiUSD 7USD 90USD 10.2USD 107.2
XiamenUSD 7USD 110USD 14.3USD 130.3
Hong KongUSD 11USD 90USD 15.5USD 116.5
DelhiUSD 277USD 320USD 34.4USD 631.4
MelbourneUSD 277USD 300USD 83.4USD 660.4
SydneyUSD 277USD 300USD 103USD 680
GuamUSD 7USD 70USD 20.36USD 97.36
BeijingUSD 7USD 150USD 14.3USD 171.3
ShanghaiUSD 7USD 150USD 14.3USD 171.3
FukuokaUSD 177USD 150USD 11.5USD 338.5
NagoyaUSD 177USD 150USD 30.4USD 357.4
TokyoUSD 177USD 150USD 30.9USD 357.9
OsakaUSD 177USD 150USD 32.2USD 359.2

Travel Period

  • June 1 to August 15, 2012: Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh, Jakarta, Macau, Singapore, Taipei, Xiamen, Hong Kong, Delhi, Melbourne, Sydney, Guam, Beijing and Shanghai
  • June 1 to July 31, 2012: Fukuoka, Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka
Economy Class Base Fare Surcharge + TaxTotal Fare
San FranciscoUSD 477USD 457.9USD 934.9
Los AngelesUSD 477USD 457.9USD 934.9
Las VegasUSD 477USD 457.9USD 934.9
Honolulu USD 277USD 367.9USD 644.9
VancouverUSD 477USD 443USD 920

Travel Period: September 16 to December 13, 2012



NIKE AND ADIDAS CLEARANCE SALE MARCH 14 TO 18, 2012 SM MEGAMALL




Details
  • Nike and Adidas Clearance Sale is from March 14-18, 2012.
  • Up to 70% OFF on selected items.
  • Get Additional 10% discount on Nike and Adidas products if you bring a SM Advantage, Prestige or BDO Rewards cardholder on March 14 from 10:00am to 12:00nn only.
  • Happening only at the SM Megatrade Hall 1 in SM Megamall.
  • Other brands also in the sale are Puma, Outland, Levi's, Sandugo Sandals, NBA, Converse and Accel.
  • For BDO cardholders: 5% rebate and 0% interest up to 3 months with a P5,000 single-receipt purchase.


Air Phil Express Seat Sale March 16 to 19, 2012



Air Phil Express
Sale Period: March 16 to 19, 2012
Travel Period: April 1 to May 31, 2012
* 10 kilos free baggage

Details
  • Quoted fares for Domestic and International Flights are for one-way only.
  • Fares are with 15 kilos Free Baggage Allowance.
  • Philippine Government Tax not included.
  • Fare is not guaranteed until the final purchase.
  • Priced from Origin to Destination or Vice Versa.
  • Subject to rules and conditions, please review carefully.
Domestic DestinationsOne-Way Fare
Clark to Cebu, Davao, Kalibo or Puerto Princesa P188
Cebu to Bacolod, Butuan, Cagayan De Oro, Caticlan*, Cotabato, Davao, Dipolog, General Santos, Iloilo, Kalibo, Legazpi, Ozamiz, Pagadian, Puerto Princesa, Surigao, Tacloban or Zamboanga P188
Zamboanga to Davao, Jolo or Tawi-Tawi P188
Manila to Butuan, Cagayan De Oro, Cotabato, Davao, General Santos, Ozamiz, Pagadian, Surigao or Zamboanga P888


Cebu Pacific Seat Sale from March 13 to 16, 2012


Cebu Pacific
Sale Period: March 13 to 16, 2012

Details
  • Quoted fares are one-way and have limited availability.
  • Fare are exclusive of government fees and taxes.
  • International fares are exclusive of fuel surcharges.
  • Fares are non-refundable.
  • Flight changes must be made more than 24 hours before scheduled time of departure.
  • CAB approved terms and conditions of carriage apply. 
 
Domestic Flights Go Lite Fare
ALL Domestic Destinations
P88
Travel Period: June 1 to August 31, 2012
International Flights Go Lite Fare
Clark to Hong Kong or Macau
P688
Clark to Bangkok
P1,088
Cebu to Hong Kong
P1,088
Kalibo to Hong Kong
P1,088
Cebu or Clark to Singapore
P1,488
Cebu to Busan or Incheon
P2,488
Travel Period: May 1 to July 31, 2012


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