I am Joining the Blogfest Soccsksargen 2.0!


November 26, 2011 is going to be a remarkable day since I am joining the largest and funnest gathering of bloggers, online media and social networking enthusiasts in Southern Philippines. I am raring to  receive valuable information and insights from internet stalwarts and blogging celebrities from all over the Philippines.

My excitement is mounting up since my beloved husband, Mosler Paul Lapore, and some of my Mass Communication students from Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Colleges are also joining. We will savor this enriching experience together as we  learn as much as we can.

Yebah! I am joining Blogfest Soccsksargen 2.0 as a registered participant and as one of the hosts!  Thank you, Sir Avel Manansala and organizers, for the opportunity! Thank you, generous sponsors, for supporting this event!

I will catch some sleep so I can have a preview of the program in my dreams tonight. I will make sure that I wake up early so I can be at the venue way ahead of call time. I will because I must. Whoaaaah!

 See you, fellow Bloggers!

1st Blogoversary!


It’s 11-11-11 and it has been a year since I started this personal blog.

In celebration,

  • I LOOK BACK and remember how blessed I am to be surrounded with influencers who challenged and inspired me to get into blogging. They  enthused me to share my journey through a different platform. They impregnated me with ideas to explore the possibilities  and infused me with courage to hit the publish button. Thank you, Sir Avel Manasala and SOX Bloggers   for igniting the fire and fanning the flame! 
  • I LOOK AROUND and reaffirm that we live in a global village. In this beautiful planet, there are a lot of people I can encourage, a lot of people I can learn from, and a lot of people I can journey with. Thank you, global readers, for going through my posts and giving your comments!  You keep me fired up!
  • I LOOK FORWARD and realize that the possibilities are enormous! Considering immensity of  the astounding things that are yet to happen,  I am all the more stimulated to give my best in everything that I do.  Thank you, Mosler Paul Lapore, my beloved husband, for holding my hand as we anticipate bigger adventures and greater blessings. 
  • I LOOK UP and recognize that far beyond the power of great men and women is the  sovereignty of the Almighty God and Father,  the ultimate source of wisdom and creativity. I consecrate myself  once more to God as I boldly declare that amazing things are going to happen in and through this blog as I keep advancing in His presence. Thank You, Lord, for the opportunity to live, love and blog!

Friends (and critics), thank you for dropping by! Love hugs are coming your way! Your comments and suggestions would surely make this day extra special! Go ahead, and give this baby-blogger an extra boost that would charge her in her journey towards her 2nd Blogoversary on 11-11-12!

SOCCSKSARGEN Blogfest 2.0



I am gearing up for three big events this November.  First is the 8th People’s Congress on November 16, second is the 49th Anniversary of Dadiangas Baptist Church on November 20, and third is the Soccsksargen Blogfest 2.0 on November 26, 2011. I registered as early as October so I can ensure a slot to this largest and funnest gathering of bloggers, online media and social networking enthusiasts in Southern Philippines. Continue reading

My Top Ten Emerging Influential Blogs for 2011


I could not afford to let this month pass without beating the deadline for the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2011 Writing Project spearheaded by Janette Toral. My nominees are blogs from SocCSKSarGen that are making waves beyond Mindanao. Continue reading

Preoccupied


I was out of the blogosphere for more than two months because I got preoccupied with offline priorities. Convinced that I would have more stories to tell and more articles to write if I allow myself to be engrossed with my key relationships, I decided to focus on what I deemed valuable. As relationships and responsibilities screamed for my attention, I decided to set aside certain things like shopping and blogging. Continue reading

I’m Back!


Photograph of General Joana and her brother Jacimar from the 1970's

It was on purpose that I took two months off from blogging. I decided to take an enriching ride around town and experience life in a different perspective. I made the choice to  be offline right after Valentine’s Day so I can nurture my most valuable relationships. My family was given the attention due them.

But after two months of hiatus, I’m back! I cannot afford to let you come to this site without reading something new. I just have to make this one short and sweet.

Hey, even my comeback date is on purpose. April 14 is exactly a month before my birthday! This early, I invite you to celebrate with me! I’m back in circulation and we are going for a great ride, not just around town but around the world!

Why I Blog



Connecting is my heartbeat. Interacting is my joy.

Public speaking is my comfort zone. Hosting is my turf.

Among the communication skills, speaking is on top of my list. However, I could not allow my other skills to remain underdeveloped.

It was not by accident that I started blogging. As a lifelong learner, I conceived this blog on purpose.  Wanting to unleash my gifts, I gave birth to this blog on November 11, 2010.

Here are three main reasons why I blog: Continue reading