Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Teaching Kids the Five Finger Prayer

As parents it's our duty to teach our children about God and teaching them how to pray is teaching them the basic of knowing and worshiping Him. Prayers is our means of communicating to God and it must be something that comes from our hearts and mind. Here's the Five Finger Prayer guide on teaching our child on what to tell God. 

Thumb (people who are close to you) These are your close friends and family, often the first you think about when you pray. Give thanks to God and ask his protection on your parents, siblings, friends, and classmates.

Pointer (people who point the way) These are leaders in your life, such as teachers and pastors. Offer God your thanksgiving for them and ask him to help them in their important work.

Tall Finger (people in authority) The big people in the world need prayer too. Ask God to give wisdom to our government, military, and police.

Ring Finger (people who are weak) This is your weakest finger. We should remember others who are sick, live in poverty, or are treated badly. Pray that Jesus would give them new strength.

Little Finger (your own needs) God wants to hear your needs too, especially when you put others first. Pray for your own growth in mind, body, and spirit.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ang Trip ni Rizal Arts and Gallery Tour- Only the beautiful, the truth and the good of Philippines' Arts

A contestant in one network talent search program lamented that his own mother prevented him from pursuing his artistic talent for the reasons that most artists in the Philippines starve. But his persistence and love for his arts proved his mother wrong and now he's reaping all kinds of accolade for his art works.

Parents should be the first persons to encourage their children to pursue their chosen field as children find inspiration with them. Rizal has his mother for inspiration and her persistent guidance had great influence on his arts and other pursued interest. Parents' obligations are not only to provide the basic needs of food, clothing and shelter but most of all to nourish their God-given talent or skills. Preventing them to pursue their interest is like cutting off a budding flower from its stem depriving us the existence of beautiful creations.

A Botong Francisco masterpiece
One great way to encourage a child with artistic inclination is to provide him access to his arts. It does not mean only providing him the tools he needs but to have a personal glimpse of works of arts that will inspire him more. Ang Trip Ni Rizal, a local tour group focused on making Rizal province as one of Philippines tourist destinations has a tour package that explains why Rizal is the art capital of the Philippines.

The tour includes visits to different towns of Rizal that showcase works of known Filipino masters including Carlo “Botong” Francisco, Nemi Miranda and other famous artist sons of Rizal.  A budding interest in art will find nourishment in seeing these masterpieces and notes of how these artists live for their art will inspire an innocent love for the arts. The tour also makes it possible for the budding artist to have a face-to-face encounter with the artists themselves and witness how their innovative arts style made them famous around the world.  The tour includes trips in arts galleries and interaction with a famous wood furniture maker to milestones interest in this field. The trip is not only artistic but in a way cultivates aesthetic sense in our daily living. Parents and children will surely love this amazing  Ang Trip ni Rizal Arts and Gallery tour.

As a popular First lady  had once said, arts is nothing but the beautiful, the truth and the good, let us all embrace this and share with our children  nothing but the beautiful, the truth and the good of Philippines’ Arts.

This article is my official entry to "Ang Trip Ni Rizal-Trip Ko' 'To blog contest.  To avail  the trip visit for more details.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Love through a Mother’s Eyes

This is the picture of my cat Koko who’s still nourishing her two grow-up Toms. It seems odd as her two dear Toms are big enough to fend for themselves but for Koko, there’s nothing unusual to it. Koko is a mother who will never deny her kitten the love and care she unconditionally gives them. No matter how old her kitten is, it will always be her precious little baby. All mothers in the world are familiar and akin to this feeling. This is love through a mother’s eyes.A love that’s unconditional, unending, always nourishing and overflowing.

This is my entry to “Love as I see it". A project of flowers Philippines.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Fight Dengue-Do the 4 o'clock Habit

With Dengue fast spreading all over the country, it's time for us parents to protect our family by simply doing our little share of eradicating  this dreadful DENGUE. Yes, by doing our daily tasks of keeping our surrounding clean and free of mosquitos breeding places we can kick out this deadly mosquitoes.
A special species of mosquitoes is said to be the carrier of this Dengue Virus. One deadly bite from a female Aedes mosquito can transmit 3 or 4 Dengue Virus. Symptoms include onset of high fever, extreme headache, joints pain and stomach. Days after patient may have red patches in skin and when already in danger stage, may have bleeding gums and nose. When not ACTED IMMEDIATELY, it may cause blood platelets to fall and cause shock and then death. It is deadly but when detected early can be prevented and treated.
Since it is caused by virus, there's no specific drug treatment and only fluid flushing is the immediately treatment plus symptomatic drugs like paracetamol for fever and pain.

Health authorities say that the only way to eradicate this Dengue Virus is to keep out Aedes mosquitoes in the environment and destroy its breeding places.
 This Aedes mosquitoes bite only during daytime and found to be active  between 6 am to 10 am and 2 pm to 4 pm or until the last daylight which is before 6 pm.
To destroy its breeding places, everybody must practice the 4 o'clock habit.
  • Throw away all possible breeding places like empty bottle (without caps), old tires, plastic containers

  • Replace water in flower vases daily and drain water from dishwashers,refrigerators, air conditioners

  • Drain all stagnant rain water around and near your houses

  • Cover all drums of water and treat them with disinfectants

  • Keep your surrounding clean and dry as possible.

It is with joint efforts of parents and the community that this deadly Dengue can be eradicated Join the efforts and let's have a Dengue- free community!

Friday, August 19, 2011

2nd Blogger Fiesta Manila 2011

What:     2nd Blogger Fiesta Manila 2011
When:    August 20, 2011, Saturday
Where:   SM Cyberzone, SM North Edsa
Free Entrance

Event Updates:
235 is the magic number
We have already around 235 bloggers who registered for this event and we will be closing the online registration later at 7:00pm, but if you have friends and co-bloggers that would like to join to the event and forgot to sign up online, inform them that the registration will close in a few hours , if they missed it, its okay because we will still be accepting walk in participants.

Raffle giveaways
If you noticed that we have already sponsors coming in for the event, expect a raffle game draw for all registered participants. We have cool swags from our sponsors  - Eurotel,,, Megaworld Corp, Yoshinoya,, Norton Antivirus, Digits Trading, Thunderbird Resorts Rizal, SM Cyberzone, Sony Ericsson and  And if you want to donate in our hourly raffle, pls inform us so that we can include it in our grand giveaway, plus promotion of your blogsite on stage.

I have to deliver this message early to you that food and beverages are not provided for our event, I'm having some problems getting food sponsors that can feed us all, but I like to inform everyone that you can bring your own food, or buy your food in a nearby resto or fast food in SM North EDSA. But wait...we have Fruitas Ice Candies for everyone, just grab an ice candy at their kart inside our event.

Laptops and wifi
SM Cyberzone in SM North EDSA is a wifi zone, feel free to bring your wifi enabled devices and gadgets, but make sure that you keep your gadgets safe and never leave your things unattended. ME, my staff, the mall are not accountable for any damage or loss of your personal property, so let's be responsible. If you spotted something fishy or suspicious, then report it to our staff so that we can police it and have a fun and safe event.

Yes! camera, video cams and etc are allowed inside our event venue, but you can use your camera only within the venue. Photo taking or video recording outside the venue is not allowed, security guards wearing blue and white uniform will approach you to tell you to stop taking pics or video. Just follow the mall's rules whenever you are inside and in our event. And take many pics and videos as you want in our Blogger Fiesta event. Don't forget to tag me ha!

Twitter hashtag #bloggerfiesta
The title says it all

Program schedules
here are our guest speakers time slot
(tentative schedule)
10am – event opens
11am – networking hour with bloggers
12nn – presentation of speakers
1pm – Azrael Coladilla and Juned Sonido
2pm – Jhong Medina and Jonel Uy
3pm – Eurotel and Multiply
4pm – Carlo Ople and David Angelo
5pm – Jenny Manongdo and Bob Reyes
6pm – Marlon Guzman and Marnell Delos Reyes

Blogger Fiesta Marshals
Our event marshals will be there always for you to help, guide and assist you. If you encounter some problems or some concerns, just report it to them so that they can record and report it to me right away and solve the problems that was encountered. Dont be shy in approaching us

Don't be shy in introducing your self and meet other bloggers, meeting new people offline is the most great thing to do in order to  have a successful blog site and meeting with them is an additional tip if you want to learn more about blogging. I'm not kidding! So grab a pen, ask nicely to your seat mate and write down their names and blog url. Then blog hop later. Just do this during our recess time and networking hour 11am-12nn and 3pm, and not during the time when our speaker is on stage. You can also approach our speakers during the networking hour if you want to consult something for your blog.

Facebook Like this pls.
SM North EDSA is inviting you to visit their Facebook Page, click and LIKE it. you can post your blog url there and mention that you are in the Blogger Fiesta

How to go to our venue
1. SM Cyberzone is located inside SM North EDSA Annex
2. Ask the mall guard for directions going to the annex building
3. SM Cyberzone event center is located at the 4th floor of the annex building

An event for bloggers and bloggers to be. See you! :)

Registration is now closed. However walk-in registrants will be accepted at the event.

Sponsors and Partners:


Sponsored by:



                    DIGITS TRADING COMPANY

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Confirmed speakers and their topics

Azrael Coladilla (Azraels Merryland)
"Blog layout and how to use Blogger template designer"

Jhong Medina (
"Optimizing Wordpress for Search Engine for Beginners"

Jonel Uy (
"BBB for B (Brand Building Basics for Bloggers!)"
David D' Angelo (
"Blog Personalities: Knowing and Writing for Target Audience"

Jenny Manongdo (MannaforJenny)
"The Joy and rewards of blogging"
Bob Reyes ( / Turfsiteph Computing)
"Hosting Your Own Blog or Website"

Juned Sonido (
"Bloggers and On-line Promotions"
Marlon Guzman (Solid Hosting)
"How to Secure your Blog from Hacking"

Marnell Delos Reyes (
"Resolving Blog Issues 101"

by Carlo Ople (
"Blogging powered by Social Media Steroids"

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