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Filipino Nurses Heralds Compassionate Care

About 300 catholic nurses will gather this Saturday (September 21) to discuss issues and concerns relevant to catholic faith and caring as they hold their 2nd Local Convention. 

This was announced by Ms. Edith Rose R. Santos, the Convention Chair. Santos added that the local convention carries the theme

“Nurses: Witnesses of Faith towards Compassionate Care” 

As part of the observance of the Year of Faith, professional nurses will convene at the JSU-PSU Mariners Court, ALU Cmpd, Arellano St., Cebu City.

Pope Benedict XVI has decreed that the Catholic Church will observe the Year of Faith between 11 October 2012 and 24 November 2013.

He has set aside a special year for Catholics throughout the world to rediscover, and share with others, the precious gift of Faith entrusted to the Church and the personal gift of faith that we have each received from God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

The program will start with a Eucharistic Celebration. Rev. Fr. Benjamin M. Trazo, the…

Why My Mom is Super Awesome!

It has just been a few days ago when the whole world commemorates the very woman in our lives, our mothers. I am very proud to say that my mom is super awesome. She has all the qualities that raised me to my very best even at the worst of circumstances.

To begin with, she risked her life giving birth to three kids, and we all know of the horror stories of our conception, those moments when she almost passed out in so much bodily misery and stress but tried to stay awake just to make sure we get out alive.

She even had to quit her long-time career as a college professor just so she could raise us herself.
She is also that kind of mother who storms in school when she knew that I was bullied and that some people may have taken advantage of me. That is why I tried to be as strong as she is through time, so she doesn’t have to fight the battles I was supposed to conquer myself. Truly, she taught me to be the force to reckon with.

Mommy, Mimi or Mims as I call her is the greatest teacher I’v…

Inspirational Poster from Great Songs

All of us go through something... the magnitude differs and so do the situations we battle ourselves in. Life is simple but no one said it's easy, a classic line that rings true every single day.For that, we all need each other and at times when we think we are on our own we draw inspiration from those that empower us somehow.For me, I sometimes get it from really good music and with lines and performances so powerful, I will make it my life's calling to create a series of artworks that give life to the inspiration brought about by today's inspirational tunes.

Always remember whatever it is that is devastating your day, it is not the end of the world, it's just another day... Spread the good vibes!

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Live: Jaysee Blabs Year-End Reflections

Life is simple. You are born. You grow, then you die.

But no one ever said it's easy. The roads we take in between, the people we meet, the circumstances that surround us and the challenges being thrown our way brings out the worst in us; and in some cases, our best. It’s very tempting to talk about positivity but there will come a time that God will test you so much that you will know what is real and where you really stand. People call it pessimism. I call it upright realization that life is irreversible so never take a leap to unknown heights if you’ve had your share of sorrows and mistakes.

It is knowing who you really are, what you are capable of and what you want to do that will define who you will become.
Life is harsh. The most horrendous things can make you become a stronger being you never thought you would be. I’ve taken risks and some may have paid off but one thing didn’t.

Life is short.Have fun. Love the simple things. Kiss the rain. And of course, don't screw things…

CBSi celebrates Christmas with special people

Life is full of sorrow and hardship for most of us, but it is this one time of the year where people come together and generally makes an effort to make others happy.Because this season shouldn't just be about the lavish parties who go to, the highly commercialized shopping season, it's about coming together and remembering the birth of the man who would save humanity.

Christmas is a time where people genuinely feels happy and to be part of that in bringing the season to those who needs it the most, the Cebu Bloggers Society Inc. (CBSi) went beyond by asking friends to give back through our org.The CBSi Corporate Affairs headed the pulling of strings together to stage this year's CBSi Christmas Party at the Missionaries of the Poor in Sawang Kalero, Pasil, Cebu City.

My first time in the Missionaries was very unforgettable as I never thought I could be so moved seeing a lot of special kids who are bound to be that way for the rest of their lives, while some throw theirs awa…

My Cutest Random Life Photography

Sometimes there are mundane objects in our life that we tend to ignore, but life is in its most glorious state because of these awesome details. 
It just amazes me up to this day on how God has designed our lives weaving together different people, making events happen and things that complement the course as we breathe by the day. 
Appreciate the simple things.
Love without regret.
Count your blessings.
Dare to live.

Smile because it's going to be a beautiful day. Not perfect. But still beautiful.

More photos below!

The Speech: The Last Chapter Part 4/4

On a serious note…

There will come a time that God will break everything you hold so dear.

I just hope that when that time comes to you, you wouldn’t hate Him as much as I did because the only way for you to overcome, is to trust Him.

It is so easy to say that we should look on the brighter side of things and that He has a plan and that tomorrow would be a better day.

We may have storms in our life but the fact that it doesn’t rain the rest of the year is very comforting to know.

His plans may seem very random to us mere mortals, but He has his reasons. Great ones.

I’m afraid that I may not be in the position to impose optimism since I myself easily gets entangled in depression every once in a while.

But what’s great about me is the ability to leave baggage at the door because we should only open the right boxes at the right time.

We have lives to pursue and feelings should just come second.

Bruno Mars actually had a song that I constantly remind myself when all else breaks down right…

What Leadership Should Be All About | S-Leadership: The Potter’s Way Part 1

This is the first part of series regarding S-Leadership: The Potter’s Way Seminar.

As a scholar of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc.’s Young Minds Academy, my team and I underwent a great seminar dubbed as “S Leadership: The Potter’s Way.” The moment I first heard it during the announcement of our list of activities, I was curious to my nails as to how would pottery play a big role in all of this.And so we all gathered at the Bryant George Hall of the Eduardo Aboitiz Development Studies Center to meet who could be one of the best motivational speakers in the country.

Meet Ms. Selene Yu, a small lady with the biggest insights to date. Trust me. The two day seminar that we had last March 19 to 20 under her didn’t have any dead air and every line that she spoke is very quotable and what was interesting was that she never got tired talking and kept amused all day. Her excellence in communication skills also added to the upscale our experience as well. 

Her professional achievements are just…

There is Love - Chasen

You're looking through the fire that burns
What's on your mind
I can tell it hurts

Tears don't fall if nothing is wrong
So come close
Tonight is still young

Ooh, there is love for you
There is love for you in my arms
Ooh, you are everything
Everything that I'm living for
And don't be afraid to tell me what's on your heart
Ooh, there is love for you here in my arms

Pictures they paint
The memories of my home
Even in a crowd without you I am alone
God I know you made an angel for me
Somewhere close that's my destiny

Come close hear my breath breathing
Whispering the words I love you
Come close see your future
And know that there is hope and there is love for you

What makes weekends super exciting?

We are slaving ourselves the whole week day working, going to school, doing errands, and more working. It has appeared that weekends have become a blessing to most of us as these are the days that we get to spend time with the people who matter who matter to us: our family, friends and God.

So what exactly makes weekends worth waiting?

This is the only time that I...
get to spend time with my nephew-son, Miggy.

and going to weekend getaways and gatherings with my family:

My Blastin 2010

The year 2010 is the Year of the Jaysee Blabs.

I got addicted to the Sims 3 and decided to blog about this great home which more or less depicted my dream home, something that faces the sea and something that is contemporary.Sinulog 2010 was something I could never forget since it was my third year to dance at the mardi gras. Our school, AMA Computer College has started to offer ‘sayaw halad’ for the biggest festivity in the country as a sign of gratitude and I didn’t have a choice but I never regretted the experience.I then campaigned so hard for Gibo that this blog became a dedicated magazine with posts like Why Vote for Gibo? And I also decided to create a Youtube video to create a music video of his campaign jingle “Lipad” by Rivermaya. I used Sims 2’s game movies to craft the awesome vid.It is also the year for me to have my design printed for an event and it was for my nephew-son’s birthday. Miggy turned 5 and I designed his tarp and cards. This year also launched my freelance ca…

Great place for a Sinulog souvenir | Smile and Shoot - The Bloggers' Sinulog 2011 Photo Booth

We all love our photos taken and why not make this year’s Sinulog celebration a lot more fun by having your photo at the Blogger’s Sinulog Photo Booth

That is why it gives me so much honor to design the photowall to be used for the booth. The design process was a collaboration with the members of the org and the design concept is loosely based on the theme of the festivity with a hint of what game I loved playing on my PSP. Some member blogs chose to participate on the activity by asking us to post their URLs alongside yours truly,

A lot of technical problems may have come my way but there is no stopping your awesome graphic artist from doing his job well. Pak!

See you there on January 16, 2011!

This is a Sinulog celebration activity of the Cebu Bloggers Society, Inc. in cooperation with Oh! Bern Internet Cafe & Snack Bar and 123SMAYL Photo Booth.

This photo booth will be operating from 8am to 6pm that day and is located at the front area of Oh! Bern Internet Caf…

Aboitiz Leaders of Excellence Shoebox project sends a million smiles

A sad thing to note about Christmas is that it turns people to become materialistic. People have to receive gifts of high value which is emanated from wish lists and exchanging gifts with standard value which I am not perfectly against, since I myself had entered a LOT of gift giving affairs this Christmas. 
So why not turn that giving feeling into something that could make more people smile?

That’s what our friends from Aboitiz Leaders of Excellence thought so when they organized the ALEx Christmas Shoebox. Early December, they were asking the public and program partners to find an empty shoebox and fill it with non perishable gifts such as toys, clothes and toiletries with an option to include a letter to its potential recipient. They labeled the boxes for children and for elderly.

And by December 22, 2010, they set up a caravan to Cebu’s south provinces and were able to make some 800 people have something to smile about this Christmas.

The Christmas shoebox project was officially call…

RAFI stages a great museum belen

The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) showed to the public a great nativity scene at the Casa Gorordo Museum in Cebu City last December 15. It featured an antique figurine collection that depicts not just the birth of Christ but as well as the Annunciation and the Finding of Jesus in the Temple. The set up marks the 27th anniversary of the museum’s opening. It is open until January so you better check it out.The belen originates as a Spanish word for Bethlehem. It is a 3D art depiction of the nativity of Jesus Christ. The Casa Gorordo Museum is a 19th Century residence of the first Cebuano Bishop Juan Garces Gorordo. When RAFI obtained the Casa Gorordo, they continued the house traditions of the Gorordo family not just the setting up of the belen but the original Sinug dance, Semana Santa and Pista ni San Juan among others. photo by RAFI [Msgr. Cris Garcia blessed and opened the belen at the Casa Gorordo Museum.]

Cebu bloggers make families smile this Christmas

Have you noticed how life is not meant to be fair? Why some have so much and others have little or none at all? We may not understand His ways fully but at some point we have to realize that things happen so that people would continue to need each other and we will not forget our social responsibility.

Cebu Bloggers Society Inc. (CBSi), one of the most respected blogging institutions in the country, has not forgotten to extend the holiday happiness to our brothers and sisters who had been devastated by the recent fire outrage in Duljo-Fatima, Cebu City. I am so proud of my fellow members who made this happen as we all know how hard it is to lose not only your home but a lifetime’s worth of material necessities.

Our organization held a CBSi Caroling and Gift Giving Event last December 19, 2010. Around fifty families where invited to the event with the help from the DSWD. In the barangay’s basketball court, a great Cebu band, Bethany, serenaded the families with some holiday cheer. Chri…

Jesus Walks on Water | Story Summary

After feeding the 5000, Jesus sends his disciples ahead of him in a boat to cross the Sea of Galilee. Several hours later in the night, the disciples encounter a storm. Jesus comes to them, walking on the water. This terrifies the disciples and they think they are seeing a ghost. Jesus tells them,
"Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid."
Peter replies,
"Lord, if it's you, tell me to come to you on the water."So Jesus invites Peter to come. Peter gets out of the boat and begins walking on the water toward Jesus. But when Peter takes his eyes off Jesus and sees the wind and waves, he begins to sink. Peter cries out to the Lord and Jesus immediately reaches out his hand and catches Peter. As they climb into the boat together, the storm ceases. Then the disciples worship Jesus, saying,
"Truly you are the Son of God.":) It’s never too late. He will find you again. Thank you to my newfound friends.

Lola Paping will be missed forever

Lola Agripina ‘Paping’ Yabo-Pingkian was 90 when she passed away. She didn’t left us, just went ahead to be with Lolo whom she shared the rest of her life with. They were awarded as the Golden Family of Lopez Jaena by a local government unit. She was president of Catholic Women’s League and was the most celebrated teacher of her time. The love story she has with our grandfather is probably the only one I could think of that lasted forever. It was simple, chaste, and genuine. Inseparable. A model most of us can only hope to achieve. They were also active in social and civic developments in Mindanao and were able to let all of their seven children finish college. Now they are engineers, ship captains, managers, teachers and successful family heads. Lots of things we can never forget about her is her love for dancing, how great she was in swimming, her unbelievable memory as she could remember all the birthdays of her children and grandchildren and her interest in our studies. In fact, a…

Simala Cebu: It’s Miracles and Beauty

With so much to thank God and Mama Mary for the past few months, I immediately jumped at the invitation of a dear friend, Jesryl to come to Simala in Sibonga, Cebu.

I owe them so much for all the opportunities that come my way and the fact that I have some things to ask Him for. If you are in Cebu you must have heard about the miracles that Our Lady of Simala gives its fervent patrons. After packing up light and going to the bus station early, we soon found ourselves a day of new beginnings last October 16, 2010. 

Good thing the bus we rode on had a karaoke with wireless mic on so as the rest of the passengers were not so enthusiastic about singing as much as we do, we took the opportunity and sang the songs ourselves. Jesryl and Jennifer took turns in singing for the whole duration of the trip while I kept silent at the back. Joke. Surprisingly, Rhecel and Irish took centerstage as they sang theirs wholeheartedly at one point.

I have not been there for around three years tops so you c…