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Awit at Papuri’s New Way of the Cross and Bagong Daan ng Krus Podcast

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Just in time for Holy Week, our family made a little something to share with you— Awit at Papuri’s the traditional Way of the Cross but this time, online. This is for those who physically cannot do the way of the cross etc. This will enable you to be one with us in experiencing Christ’s Passion, Death and Resurrection. You can choose to listen to Tagalog or English version of the Way of the Cross.

Click here to begin praying “Ang Bagong Daan ng Krus”

Click here to begin praying “The New Way of the Cross”

You might also want to listen to Tagalog podcast of Word of God (Ang Salita ng Diyos) according to the liturgical calendar of the Roman Catholic Church. You can click here.

God Bless Us All.

My annual ritual — NO MORE :P

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Did I ever tell you about ME collecting Starbucks Planner every year?

I started collecting Starbucks Planner just a year before the “CRAZE” started— that was year 2007. My first Starbucks planner was indeed the best planner I had (too bad I can’t find the photo).

2008 checked (but not used)…
2009 checked (and used)…
2010 checked (also used)…

However… Yogurt came (Frutti Froyo to be particular) which made me turn my back to my annual ritual at Starbucks.

I just got 6 stickers before its deadline and I still need 9… Yes 9 because Venus, my friend donated her card to me 😛

Anyway, I don’t need to finish collecting those 9 stickers because I got a planner that is waaaaaay better and it came from my LOVE so there…

My first ever Belle de Jour Planner… Yes, It is so girly (I think its not for me) compared to Starbuck Planner but WTH… Thank you mahaaaal! :]] I super looooove it. I am excited to use it.

Hello 2011! :]

Keso de Gallo with Eden— LittleNars’ Day 9 of Simbang Gabi

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

Simbang Gabi… Misa De Gallo… 9 Mornings… A tradition for Filipino Catholics where in group of friends, families, etc… attends all 9 consecutive dawn masses at 4 or 5AM starting December 16 to December 24, after completing Simbang Gabi, you can have your wish. Simbang Gabi is a time of the year where the Church overflows with people everyday that you wish it’s always Christmas.

I have completed Simbang Gabi 4 times including this year. I have started attending it since 2002. So far, all my wishes were granted. The awesome part was this year’s wish because it was granted even before I finished Simbang Gabi. God is reaaaaally GOOD. He truly never let me down.

My Misa De Gallo experience for year 2009 was different because I attended mass at four different churches. The first day was at the Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Tagaytay City with my College friends, third day was at the Immaculate Conception Parish, Pateros also with my other College friends and a great way to end it was by attending the last stretch of Kraft Eden Cheese, Keso De Gallo— a nationwide event coinciding with the traditionally celebrated Misa de Gallo.

I, together with my mum and brother, Jeric had the privilege to attend our last day for Simbang gabi at San Guillermo Parish Church in Bacolor, Pampanga. The mass was in Kapampangan and I only followed through the mass because of the order, I even responded in Tagalog. (I was kind of worried if I were able to complete it because I didn’t understand the homily. Hihi). It was my first time to hear a Kapampangan mass and that was a splendid experience.

Parallel to the nine-day Simbang Gabi, Eden brought the goodness of Filipino dishes to Pinoys in nine different towns including Bacolod City, Iloilo, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu City, Naga, Butuan City, Laoag and Pampanga.

After the mass, At least 300 “kabalens” enjoyed the “Cheesy Squash Puto” a recipe done by pupils from the San Matias Elementary School in Pampanga sponsored by Kraft Eden Cheese. I can see those pretty little smiles from them that brightened the whole event after tasting the YUMM-Y Cheesy Squash Puto. You’ll never notice that there was a veggie in it. It was some sort of an alternative for our famous Bibingka and Puto Bumbong every after a Simbang Gabi mass.

Everyone was happy eating, chatting, singing, playing and taking pictures… It was a peaceful, triumphant, and superb event. I felt the warmness of the event even though its really cold outside the Church because I was able to savor this experience with my family—the most important thing of all.

Keso De Gallo as it aims to will explore the wonders of our country’s cuisine while providing an extended feast that will bring joy and delight to as many families as possible, was indeed a great means of celebrating the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. This event really brought out the true essence of Christmas. Nothing beats sharing, loving and togetherness in this season.

Thank You Kraft Eden Cheese for this wonderful experience.

“Dahil kay rami talgaga nating nagagawa pag may Eden Cheese”


My mum kept on repeating this experience to our relatives during our family Noche Buena.

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