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Sharing The Spirit Of Christmas At Home For The Aged – 23 Dec 2013!

Sharing The Spirit Of Christmas At Home For The Aged – 23 Dec 2013!

I was excited to be our groups MC for this event and thought this was cancelled since we agreed to hit this on 2nd week of December 2013. But I’m glad this was moved on this day.

We arrive around 9:30am at Boys Town (near Tayuman River, Sharing The Spirit Of Christmas At Home For The AgedMarikina) and waited for a while because the visitors/group who are ahead of us are still there. But as soon as it’s our turn, we took every opportunity to maximize our limited time to bring joy with our new Lolo and Lola.

We made Continue reading Sharing The Spirit Of Christmas At Home For The Aged – 23 Dec 2013!

Solemn New Star!

Solemn New Star – The True Spirit Of Christmas!

Front From Left Nene, Niknik, Me & Kuya Jojo
Back From Left Nanay, Tita Marissa & Ate Janet

One of my childhood memory was when we were asked by Nanay and Papa (we used to call them that way) to go out and roam round and feel Christmas Season. We eagerly agreed as we’re anticipating for this much awaited season. Before leaving, we were asked what our wish is and we did tell it excitedly. I think my sister asked for something but Nanay answered better to have umbrella instead which my sister gladly agreed.  Then we were asked to hang our socks at the door so that Santa may place the gifts/wish we want to have. After all is set and done, I thought why Papa wouldn’t come. I wonder! Hmmmm.

Anyway, we head on at the tinampu (Bikol term which means road) and enjoyed the ambiance of Christmas. After an hour or two, we went back home and much to our surprise; we saw our socks filled with stuff. All wish have been granted and yes my sister got an umbrella!  Everyone is so happy even our parents.

I can’t recall my age at that time but I have this idea who may have done it. Not really Santa I thought, it’s Papa! Hehehehe.

I’m sure you’re also for this season. But as I grew older I came to a conclusion that the idea or practices I was taught of about Christmas is way wrong.

Let me ask you this. What idea pops in your mind when we talk about Christmas? Continue reading Solemn New Star!

Commitment To Love! To Courage Zone!

Commitment To Love! To Courage Zone! – Why marriage should not be prolonged?

Marriage is a delicate subject and there’s a lot of factors to consider. The purpose of this message is not to contradict but to encourage readers to weigh and consider. Seeking guidance through constant meaningful prayer is still the best.

Whenever I had a chance to speak with old couples (especially while serving my full time mission) I usually ask them me and my eternal companionhow they’ve met and the process in which both fell in love. Did he serenade? Send bouquet of flowers with bars of chocolates, (you know all those stuff). How wonderful it is to listen with their different love stories. Such full of love, faith, patience, understanding and courage. And then I would ask “How well do you know your partner right now?” A resounding answer is “It’s a life time process to fully know your companion, a never ending getting to know each other.” I’m not sure if you guys have asked this, too, but generally, the answer is the same.

I thought, if that is the case then there’s not much of a need to keep on preparing and preparing (especially knowing your future companion) since it’s an endless process to know them. The world says “You don’t know him/her yet”, “Take your time”, “Give a try and do live-in” “You’re too young to marry” “Single is freedom” “Enjoy while single” and many other forms. Most are for the sole purpose of buying enough time to know the other person or not knowing at all.

Did you now that the more you know the person the harder it is to love him/her? Continue reading Commitment To Love! To Courage Zone!

Family Day – Swimming At La Mesa Ecopark

Bustillo Family Day Swimming Trip At La Mesa Ecopark

I have been personally touring hundreds (if not thousands) of guests with our tour sites featuring different beaches,  hiking areas, island hopping and other tour activities and I must say I’m now longing for swimming pool. Hence my family agreed to take La Mesa Ecopark since it’s one of the nearest in our place. Isle At La Mesa Ecopark

My wife, Verna, asked a friend (Ate Bing) who is very good in cooking to cook for us and come along as well. Ate Bing is so generous that we only shared Php150.00 for the food. She cooked delicious hot and spicy kaldereta, some tawilis, spinach, eggplant and bought one “hilaw na mangga” (my wifes’ favorite). Gggggggrrrrrrr! Delicious! Anyway, on our part we bought one melon and cooked rice (fresh from bikol).

After my wifes’ class (she’s an excellent online english teacher), we head on to La Mesa Ecopark. Along with my wife and Isle are Mama (Vernas’ mom), Ate Bing and a young boy named Bryan (Ate Bing’s neighbor). We took a trike to main highway and paid Php50.00. Since we’re Continue reading Family Day – Swimming At La Mesa Ecopark

My Week 2 Subicfitfest Pocket Event Experience!

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Subic Fitness Festival is on the road to one of the country’s top destinations for sports, featuring free fitness weekends happening in Manila, all through-out September and October.

Last week was my second week attending series of pocket events. Friday, September 13, Pilates At Options Studio ManilaCoach Kenn Colubio from Options Studio Manila provided an intelligent and disciplined approach to fitness – Pilates! This is very beneficial on my end as I have had several surgeries. One of which is back surgery thus I have learned how to relieve stress and back pain, improve muscular balance and strength, prevent injury from bad posture or achieve a tighter waistline with better abs, with Reform Pilates™ and Suspend Pilates™. 

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Must Join SubicFitFest Free Fitness Weekends Here In Manila!

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Must Join SubicFitFest Free Fitness Weekends Here In Manila

Want to experience fitness activities that will bring benefits to your own body? If you do and I’d say you must. Then this would be the perfect day to decide. Because Subic Subic Fitness FestFitness Festival reaches out to bloggers here in Metro Manila to 24 fitness disciplines that helps revitalize your mental, physical and spiritual aspect.

Said to be the biggest fitness event of the year, Subic Fitness Festival, is happening on November 15, 16, and 17, 2013 at Subic Free Port Zone – Harbor Point, Camayan Beach and Ocean Adventure – starts its journey to Subic with free fitness sessions in Manila, all weekends of September and October.

I’m glad that I’ve been part of the Kick off at the FTX gym along Tordesillas St., Makati, yesterday together with fellow bloggers.

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It is possible! Who says it’s not?

It is possible!

When we were yet kids, we think beyond the impossible. I remember one time when I was it is possible - cliffordbustillo.wordpress.coma little boy playing my friend. I took a scrap of blanket, placed it at my back then knotted it over my neck. Look! Up in the sky. It’s Ssssuuuppppeeeerrrrmmmmaaaannnn! Yes, in an instant I became “The Man of Steal” and I’m the man. Some girls including my sister took their brooms, ride on it and start flying. They must have sung Hogwarts School song had Harry Potter existed in our early childhood. Oh I miss being a child don’t you.

But as we grow old, things have changed and change it will for it is inevitable. But Continue reading It is possible! Who says it’s not?