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!

Strut the Fuchsia Line: A Debut Like No Other


Thank you, Michael Chan, for this photo.

Chito and Junith Bogayong presented their bunso, Eugeremi Justine EJ, to society on January 29, 2011 through a fabulous fashion show themed event.  Through the creative collaboration of EJ’s elder sister, Ehlaiza, and Gensan’s premier event directors, Egai Cadiente and Bing Cariño,  the guests witnessed the rituals and protocols of a traditional debut with a twist. A runway was constructed in Phela Grande Convention Center where the guests were honored to review the creation of Mindanao’s foremost fashion designer, the multi-awarded Emi Alexander Englis. Continue reading

Pretty in Pink @ 33


Today, my dear friend Lee Ann Genilo-Omega, is celebrating her birthday. A surprise party was given to her at Paseo del Sol, General Santos City via the event coordination of Paulo Sunglao. For posterity’s sake, I am posting the verses culled from Proverbs 31, Message Translation, which aptly describes Lee Ann, wife to Andy and mother to Jao and EJ . She is the hardworking overseer of the Pacquiao Group of Companies. Here goes…

Continue reading

Hon. Manny Pacquiao Celebrates 32nd Birthday


One of the most anticipated events in the Philippines

is the birthday celebration of the World’s Greatest Boxer .

On December 17,  Hon. Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao

and his wife Jinkee Pacquiao feted almost 2,000 guests

to great food, great entertainment and great prizes

at the KCC Events and Convention Center in General Santos City.

Continue reading

Manny Pacquiao’s Birthday Message


Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao delivered a thanksgiving message during his 32nd Birthday Celebration on December 17, 2010 at the KCC Events & Convention Center in General Santos City. Here are excerpts from his speech. Continue reading

Hon. Manny Pacquiao Turns 32!


Hon. Manny Pacquiao is going to celebrate his 32nd Birthday on December 17, 2010 at KCC Events and Convention Center, General Santos City.Ms. Lee Ann Omega, Mr. Bren Evangelio and Mr. Paulo Sunglao are busy preparing the details. This year’s theme is Graeco-Roman, Blue and Gold Birthday Bash. I am excited because I will be hosting the event with Bayani Agbayani.

Continue reading

To The Girl We Desire To Call Our Own


Dearest Duday,

It dawned on me that you were just one year old when your Daddy Pau and I were married.

When my brother, your Ninong Jojo, first brought you home,

I never thought that our lives would be intricately woven.

Your regular visits made me see you differently.

Continue reading

Happy 40th, Cowboy!


Today, one of the most creative guys I know is celebrating his 40th!

It is way past midnight but I can not afford to let this moment pass.

I just have to capture these raw and random thoughts

that have been hovering my mind the past days

so I can tell the world how blessed I am to know a person like him.

Continue reading