I do not really buy Sharon At home magazine but when I saw this particular issue that says “The farewell issue” – I grabbed a copy and paid it on impulse. As it shows in the cover, Sharon Cuneta is with her 2 lovely daughters and a charming little guy – her adopted son Miguel. Sharon referred Miguel to be the child who came from her heart. It is the first time couples Sharon and Kiko Pangilinan allowed Miguel to be photographed for publication. Sharon said that Miguel, who is now 2 years of age, is not just smart but also really sweet. He even started to look like them, as many people say. Something I must agree. There were even rumors that Miguel happens to be Kiko’s real son from another woman which Sharon denied in a talk show.
I can not say that I am an avid fan of Sharon Cuneta but I find her personality so appealing and admiring. She’s witty, charming and her laughter and happy disposition in life is so contagious. Even if I only own one issue of this magazine, I know this farewell issue is truly special to the staff and so as to Sharon herself. It even featured a Christmas prayer:
Jesus, the light of the world, as we celebrate your birth…may we begin to see the world in the light of understanding you give us. As you chose the lowly, the outcasts, and the poor to receive greatest news the world had ever known, so may we worship you in meekness of heart. May we also remember our brothers and sisters less fortunate than ourselves in this season of giving. Amen.
Aside from the stories of her previous reality show, talk show, being a celebrity endorser, celebrations, easy recipe ideas, chronicles and photos, the issue concentrated more on how Sharon manages to balance work, family and play. It also featured and pointed out great things about the reality that there is not anything bad about adoption nor being adopted. In this magazine she named famous and great people who were also adopted like her son Miguel. I truly admire how she can be wonderful in front of the camera as an actress and host and be as wonderful as a Mom to her kids. It is like being best in both her worlds. There were lots of photos where photographer Jun de Leon captured the Sharon Cuneta as the person we see on TV and the other Sharon as an ordinary person she is off cam.
Sharon Cuneta is just like every good Mom there is – her family, especially the kids, serves as the key inspiration for anything and everything she does. And as she puts it in her words – “You may have complaints every now and then, but the good things always outweigh the bad. God’s been so amazing!”. We may see Sharon Cuneta to have been so blessed and others may even envy her but she still has a lot of things she wish to have and experience..even have a bucket list for all we know!
I honestly can no longer remember the last movie I have seen. I can recall though that my elder daughter’s first movie was Narnia, way back when she was just almost 4yo if I am not mistaken. Glad that she liked the movie. After 5 years, she’s
now more interested with movies. She has requested few times to watch a movie with me. There were blockbuster movies we have failed to watch. I remember to have told her that sometime before she came, I worked at SM North EDSA cinema as an usherette. My contract even started Christmas day itself though my first day of duty was the 26th. I recall that I was in total amazement on how people lined up outside the cinema at the ticket booths to be able to see the MMFF movies in its opening day. It was a great experience to have rendered duty (when you are a newbie) at the peek of MMFF where there were several box office hits. I saw parents and kids ran inside the cinema just to get the best seat there is for them. Muro Ami was a blockbuster at that time.
I could also remember that MMFF normally select movies to be included in the festival through a thorough review and MMFF people picks one movie in each category (action, horror, drama, comedy & fantasy/adventure). Shake, rattle & Roll movies were a sure blockbuster back when I was still a kid. Changes became inevitable as the movie industry progress. MMFF 2011 features 2 horror movies, 3 comedy and 2 fantasy movies. Another observation is that, Eugene Domingo is in a supporting role to entries and lead role in one of the 3 episodes of Shake, Rattle & Roll. I guess, awesome Eugene Domingo herself is already a blockbuster. So, what movies are in store for us this MMFF?
Here’s the list:
1. Enteng Ng Ina Mo - Fantasy, Comedy – Vic Sotto & Ai Ai Delas Alas
2. My House Husband - Romantic Comedy - Judy Ann Santos & Ryan Agoncillo
3. Segunda Mano - Horror – Kris Aquino, DingDong Dantes & Angelica Panganiban
4. Shake, Rattle & Roll – Horror – Maricar Reyes, Kathryn Bernardo, Albie Casino, Paulo Avelino and Eugene Domingo
5. Panday 2 - Action, Fantasy – Ramon Bong Revilla Jr., Phillip Salvador, Iza Calzado & Marian Rivera
6. Yesterday, Today
& Tomorrow - Drama – Maricel Soriano, Gabby Concepcion, Heart Evangelista, Carla Abellana & Dennis Trillo
7. Manila Kingpin: The
Asiong Salonga Story - Action - George ER Estregan, Philip Salvador, Baron Geisler, Sam Pinto & Dennis Padilla
8. Hototay - Comedy - John Lapus, Ruffa Gutierrez, Andi Eigenmann, Lovi Poe and Melai Cantiveros
MMFF is the grandest movie festival here in the Philippines and almost every Filipino is in excitement waiting for the official list of movie entries to be announced. This year’s list is extravagant I must say. Having big names like Vic Sotto and AiAi, Judy Ann Santos, Kris Aquino, Bong Revilla, Marian Rivera, Maricel Soriano and Gabby Concepcion; one of the best MM movie festival for me. I have already asked my elder daughter which movie she would like to see in case I decide for us to have a movie date and she gladly responded with her top 3 movies. I am no longer sur[rised that she didn’t mention SRR 13, she’s a coward with horror movies.
Here the trailer of the first movie my elder daughter K wants to see… Enteng Ng Ina Mo. I still don’t know if we will be able to pursue with our movie date and as to when. So, which movie do you think will hit as the top grosser or blockbuster ? Which movie will win most of the awards? Who will win as Best Actress and Best Actor? Let us all find out on the 28th.
Photo from Google
I had a great week. Definitely one of the bests I ever had. I got hired as a researcher with a help of a friend. This means that I get to work from home, be with the kids and still earn. Soon, if this career as a freelancer booms, I’ll be debt free.
=) Another good news is that my elder daughter landed at Rank 4 for their 1st quarter even though she’s had some not-so-good exam results in Math & HEKASI. Still, she managed to make me smile and reminded me to help her keep the focus. Sunday was fun-filled, totally! Tiring maybe but definitely a date to remember. My friend/neighbor Vangie & Sam will soon be leaving for the US and we had a farewell get together for them. I was 30 minutes late (LoL!) but still was able to catch up the fun and yummy treat at Red Box, Trinoma.
And since I don’t have a camera anymore, I had to grab these photos from my other “royale kumares”.
I’m joining Yummy Sunday this time. Have I mentioned before that I so love nachos? We had nachos at Red Box but, t’was not what made me decide joining Yummy Sunday today but this oh-so-yummy-chocolate-cake!
As soon as it landed my (almost) drooling mouth, the soft velvety cake itself melted in it. I’ll borrow the famous tag line, but just part of it – “it melts in your mouth…it’s something I didn’t expect!” haha! The cake tasted like heaven. I would have finish a big slice (or did I?) if I wasn’t sharing the plate with Mommies Jo-Ann & Mitch..ha ha! The taste makes me want something like this on my birthday…but Vanj will be in the US by then. Sob!
I will truly miss you mareng Vanj. So as Sam. Our friendship is something. It was like any relationship, tested by time and chances. I am happy that we conquered the test and remained friends. You’ll be physically and geographically miles away but the memories will always be here in our hearts. Ate Keanna’s saddened too but positively said she’ll talk or chat with Sam instead. I wish you all the luck as you open your doors to a new beginning. You may be bound for few more challenges but I’m sure you’ll succeed it. Keep the faith in Him Mare and you’ll definitely go a long way. Take care and remember that we are always here, just a PM or buzz away.
Take care and have a safe trip!
We love you & Sam.
Oh, I forgot to mention that the cake was made by Vanj. Get ready for a yummy treat IL. haha!
The 3rd face off has to happen thus will end the futile debate as to who really is better… Pacquiao or Marquez?
“Fear me!” – said by the WBO/WBA lightweight champion Juan Miguel Marquez. The Mexican is truly aware that he’s strong. Pacquiao eve
n admitted that Marquez is his hardest opponent. With that in mind, Manny is set and ready for a 10 weeks training instead of the regular 8 weeks training he did with his other fights. So he really has to put an effort huh?!
Marquez on the other hand, after their 2 controversial fights, became a lot more serious and determined to prove that he is rather, he should win and end this match. He’s gonna train hard too in preparation to their November 13 fight in Las Vegas, Nevada. There was a boxing analyst though that mentioned this is yet another mismatch and another one said that Manny will not beat El Dinamita but wreck him.
The so called “El Dinamita” (Manuel Marquez) was here in the Philippines ( went to US today)and last Saturday was memorable for the two fighters. It was their Philippine face off, to start their Pacquiao vs. Marquez 3 promo tour. A report confirmed about 200,000 people attended the said event. After the event, that’s where Manny Many Prizes was held. Manny, who hosts the said TV show signed and awarded a huge 1M check to a lucky contestant winner. The very busy & generous Manny Pacquiao manages to balance sports, hosting, singing, and writing. He now writes a regular sports column for Abante and Philboxing.com. It is one way to reach out to his fans and share his experiences and tips as a boxer.
November is just few weeks away and like many of us, I am hopeful that Manny will put an end to this match with a win. By then, we can maybe say that the fight is truly worth the wait. I am equally hopeful to win a blackberry phone too from a Facebook contest so I can be updated with each punch these 2 great boxers throw each other. LoL!
Please pardon the quality of the video.
I’d like to thank everyone who joined the fun! This was my very first giv
eaway and it inspired me to hostanother one before September ends. I guess a birthday giveaway would be fun, what do you think?
Again, congratulations to all winners of the caravan entries and to my own giveaway’s winner – CZAROMA! I’m sure your daughter will love these hairbows. Please email or PM me your mailing address so I can have it shipped.
Have fun everyone. Hello September!
Christmas countdown starts today. =)
You may be one of those who have reservations in purchasing your own home, especially if it’s the first one. A friend of mine had the same feeling but it’s good he was able to set aside his hesitations and reservations when he saw Gana Dinero Con Youtube!
.remax-midstates.com/KS/Kansas_City”>Kansas City homes for sale and Missouri homes for sale. It was a good decision I must say. Take a look below and see why most people consider buying homes.
1. Pride of Ownership
This is the number one reason why people would desire to own a home. You don’t have a landlord reminding you can’t put anything on the wall, keep a pet, or the more basic one, your home rent. When we have children, we also think our security as well as their own. Sometimes, we even want them to inherit the home or other properties one day. With you owning one, you’re at peace knowing their future is secured.
How many were annoyed when hearing your neighbour’s snoring while you desperately catch that elusive sleep? My friend remembers hearing whispers back in his old apartment coming from the room below his. These reminded him of whispers in the movie “Lord of the Rings”? And he can’t just make them stop. With your own home from Missouri real estate for example, you will have your peace of mind. You can turn on the volume of your radio, or play the piano the whole day and no one will stop you.
Although real estate market goes in a cycle, up and down over the years it has considerably appreciated. The Kansas City real estate is not an exception. Because of this, most people consider their first home NOT their dream home. They will first look for a promising location, make improvements, and when real estate market booms in that area, they sell and look for another house until they finally found their dream ‘castle’.
I am participating in a blogger campaign by Bucks2Blog in behalf of a Missouri real estate company and was compensated. The views, opinions and thoughts are of the writer.