0

September 21 is no Martial Law. It’s another MarjShallLaw Day.

For most Filipinos, September 21 can be a very grue-some day. Why? That’s because this day marks the beginning of Martial Law in 1972 and a little background of Philippine’s history will tell you that a lot of people literally suffered during those times. Many were detained and killed under the Marcos’s regime. It was only after the People Power Revolution in 1986 that the Filipino community found refuge through the Aquino administration. With that being said, you could say that many really dreaded September 21. Nevertheless, I always feel awesome (and I’m sure my parents are too) whenever this day comes since it’s the day I was born.

You see as people gets older, the way they see birthdays becomes different as well. When I was in six, my birthday means bringing to my classroom some feisty Jollibee meals so that my classmates will get to know it’s my birthday. At twelve, another birthday means one more gadget present. When I reached eighteen, my birthday become a day of liberation (in  a good way of course) and just this Saturday, when I turned 20, my birthday meant just another plain celebration. One that is very ordinary but very meaningful at the same time.

As I turned 20, I am celebrating for the blessings and chances I am receiving everyday. I’m not a good person and yet the best people are around me pushing me hard to be best like them. I have let go of so many things in my life but still, more good things come my way. Should I say more?  I’m definitely blessed!

Ah, I think this is a sign of getting older every year. I get so reflective of the past. Nevertheless, you could say that September 21 became a great day for me because it’s no ordinary Martial Law commemoration but a wonderful and memorable MarjShallLaw celebration.

Cheers to New Beginning!

ciao

****marj****

2

My First Election Experience

Today marks a significant day to all Filipinos. Why, it’s election day once again and it’s  time to choose leaders who will bring the nation to prosperity. Shocks, am I sounding so austere? My apologies for that. Anyways, let’ proceed to the real deal: My First Philippine Election Experience.

Photo courtesy of the teacher in precinct 1371A. Thanks so much ma'am!

My vote counts! 🙂

The first thing I did before going to the nearest elementary school is find my precinct number from the the database of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC). I was advised to do so by my parents to avoid hassle. Upon arriving at Santolan Elementary School, the challenge now is to locate where in the said institution my precinct is.

??????????

The school where I voted

There were precinct location guides posted inside the school premises. However, that was not so helpful. *grins* So, I have to roam around and ask questions where my room is. Fortunately, a guy pointed me to BLDG. III.

??????????

The Ever Elusive BLDG. III 😀

I went to third floor of the said building and VOILA! This scenario startled me.

??????????

No long ques eh?

The voting process went smoothly. My, it’s very simple. You just have to shade the circles and that’s it. I secretly hoped that our exams at school will be as easy as shading those ballots. *grins* But, I know that’s only some wishful thinking. 😀

It's says secret. So, I won't disclose the candidates I voted for. :D

It’s says secret. So, I won’t disclose the candidates I voted for. 😀

It’s more than a year now since my registration at COMELEC. As a first time voter, I am so excited to exercise my rights. However, there’s also a part of me who wants to abstain from the elections. Why? That’s because I will only do this solo as my parents are registered at our previous place. On top of this, I’ve been hearing lots of complain about long ques, defective machines, and so on. It’s a good thing I rebuffed these thoughts though and did my job as a Filipino. I am just praying and hoping that the elected candidates will truly serve the public with the best of their abilities.

God bless the Philippines.

ciao

****marj****

0

Our Mother’s Day Treat to the Best Mom Ever

??????????

My BEST Mom Ever!

Mother’s day only comes once a year. So, honoring this important day is truly a must. As for us, we treated our mom to a SUPER eat-all-you-can food fest at Vikings in SM Marikina. The food was really sumptuous. But, I can’t do a feature about it right now since I was so busy enjoying the food earlier.(Next time maybe. 😀 ) Here are some of our family photos:

??????????

At Vikings Entrance

??????????

Family Pictures with my Mama and Papa

Vikings also distributed cake tokens for mommies. The cakes come not only in adorable packages but also in yummy chocolate and caramel flavors.

??????????

The Cake’s Packaging

The experience was totally worth it not only because of the tasty meals we ate but also because of my family’s presence as I was eating. I swear I’ll return to this place soon. Maybe when that time comes, I can finally make a review about how awesome foods in Vikings are.

If you have not greeted your mom yet, it’s not too late. Tell her how amazing she is and how lucky you are that you are her child.

Happy Mother's Day!

Greeting Card Message From Vikingsjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj

jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj                                            

Happy Mother’s Day to all moms out there! ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj sd sdsfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff

ciao

****marj****