As an opener, it’s just fitting to share with you the first Filipino Poem that I wrote. To start my KP Creations relaunch, I want to showcase to you one of my very first creations. 🙂
Oh. My. God. Seriously, it’s been well over 4 years since the last time that I wrote a decent poem. I can’t remember when I last worked on a song. Here I am, trying to find a way back into writing something lyrical or poetic. [Read more…] about KP Creations relaunches
I thought that last year’s Kadayawan was quite something. Kadayawan 2014 has been the best Kadayawan for me thus far — save for the time when I was still studying at Sta. Ana and performed during Kadayawan.
The introvert in me has started to make a few friends and connections. If last year, I was mainly accompanied by my (ex)-girlfriend that time, this year, I have the presence of friends to brag about.
Let’s start with Friday
Jonas and Alyssa committed to a food tasting event, while I attended Globe’s pre-Kadayawan Press Conference.
The time slot of our events was quite untimely, since both events were scheduled at the same time. At least, we’ve got the whole afternoon vacant.
3J planned to go to Abreeza Ayala Mall. I was the one who has initiated the idea. It ended up to be not quite a grand idea because I had left my Max’s GCs at home.
Our Friday afternoon turned into a bore pretty quick since it turned out that Alyssa’s friend/s were busy with other things. We couldn’t watch a movie at GMall either, because that would have meant that Alyssa would go home late. Instead, we decided to go to Matina Town Square and chill out.
At MTS, we tried a new Milk Tea shop, JellyCitea. The Milk Tea was alright, the serving however, was a little on the **bitin** side of things.
Friday was pretty bland compared to how last week Saturday’s gimmick turned out.
To make sure things will be better come Saturday, we laid down an almost perfect game plan.
– Indak Indak
– 3J gets together somewhere downtown
– Max’s food trip
– Crocodile Park visit
– Parokya ni Edgar @ Roxas
We were able to follow the plan exactly how we laid it out, but not without any hiccups along the way.
I went to bed at 2AM. On the 3J thread, I left a note that I may not join them in the morning. Still, I decided to get out of the house and enjoy Kadayawan on the streets.
The joy of Kadayawan was on the verge to be sucked out of me pretty quickly. Dummy me, forgot that backpacks were not allowed in downtown Davao for the duration of the street dances and performances. Luckily though, the things in my bag were just a few wires and my powerbanks that I managed to tuck away in my sling bag.
After taking a few pictures and scouting for the presence of Sta. Ana participants, I went to Chowking Bolton for a Halo Halo.
Together with Jonas, we roamed San Pedro a bit and wandered along San Pedro street. A friend of his invited him to go to the UCCP building, which gave us an almost perfect spot to take photos of the performances with only one hiccup, they were facing in the opposite direction.
At around 12 noon, Alyssa joined us to make 3J complete. We went back to UCCP to check on a few more performances. It was Alyssa’s first time ever to see Kadayawan performances firsthand.
It was almost 2 when we reached Abreeza Ayala Mall to have our Max’s food trip that didn’t push through yesterday. We were just about to confirm our order with the waiter when we received an unexpected text from our co-blogger, Thunder Chick (hahaha, isip ka na ng bago). Naturally, we changed our order to accommodate her presence. It was great fun to have been in the presence of these three peeps. Jonas pulled off his usual scary stare at Alyssa (ehem) and told Jaiza what he knows about her zodiac sign and then some. Yours truly, on the other hand contented himself by eating. I was very hungry that time. We all talked and laughed like we’ve known each for some time. In fact, it’s been the first time that we all got together. Hopefully, that wasn’t the last. It was an extremely unique and special gathering because of Jaiza’s presence; we tried to invite her to our *laag-laag* since last week *pa eh*. Nakakasawa na ang mukha ng dalawa. Hahaha. Joke. :))
The good time wasn’t going to last forever, since 3J had to go to Crocodile Park for another event.
In summary, the visit to Crocodile Park was a total mess. Of course, it was fun to talk with the other ‘old school’ bloggers of Davao and flashback to many notable events that took place in these 6-7 years we’ve known each other. It also meant that Jaiza and her friend that we left behind had to find a way into the PNE jamming place on their own. Again, luckily, the situation pretty much resolved on its own.
After staying for a while and talking to Elvin from Smart, we headed straight for Roxas Avenue for the Parokya ni Edgar performance. The TM Republikaravan was brought to us by Republika ng TM / Globe.
It was an awesome jam. It was even better to see everyone enjoying the TM Republikaravan so much.
A lot of handsets were raffled off by Globe/TM. There have even been a trio of comedians that kept us entertained.
The front act to Parokya ni Edgar wasn’t bad either…
Once Parokya took over the stage, the crowd just went wild. Even my friends have lost it. Hahaha. And yes, of course, ako rin.
Specially when Parokya performed songs that I can relate to. Jeez, kahit nga sobrang dami ng tao, nakita ko parin ang crush ko in the crowd. Unexpected pa talaga. How would I know she’d be there din? Perfect. Well, not really… kasi hindi ko siya na-picturan. Hahahaha. 🙂
It’s been a while since my last entry here. Okay, maybe it wasn’t that long if you consider this other post that I had published. Seriously though, this is the first time I’m really dedicating some time (and effort) into writing something.
I’ve been blogging for so long now. I’ve had a lot of ups but I’ve had a lot of downs as well. It’s only been recently that my groove for blogging has somewhat returned. Something has been bugging me; I don’t know how to explain it though. It’s as if there’s something odd, something wrong, heck, maybe even something missing. I can assure you, that it doesn’t have anything to do with my ex. Okay? 🙂
Let’s just put it this way.
I’ve had high hopes with a new acquaintance that I have on Facebook. I know that particular person for quite some time already. The conversation started out relatively smooth and without any hiccups but it has turned a bit dull.
I don’t know how to make the conversation lively. I don’t know where to pick up from. I don’t know what to do about it. It’s as if like from one moment to the next, everything has changed.
Jeez. Maybe I’m just worried too much, that I could mess this up.
This feeling of being too paralyzed to act, and never knowing how the outcome could have been, is killing me.
IN OTHER NEWS
I’m a student (yet again), but this time, promise I’ll push through with it. 🙂 For the first time ever, I have passed my Math 1 in College. I even managed to get a fairly high grade in it. My English has also gone back to its normal line of 9~, after the disastrous line of 7~ grade that I got in Ateneo. LOL.
Just because the nights are slightly colder, doesn’t mean you have to put the party on hold till summer. Winter is a great time to host an event, with endless themes, plenty of devices to keep you warm, and the opportunity for lazy guests to don their most comfortable winter garb. Not sure where to start? Here are a few ideas for your next winter party.
Serve Hot Food and Drinks
Serving hot food and drinks is a great way to defrost your guests and keep the winter chill away. Hot food will heat your guests from the inside out. Soup and warmed bread is easy and very warming. You can have a few soup varieties in different pots, ready for guests to serve themselves. You could also serve up a nice curry or even piping hot meat pies. Warmed cake, waffles or pancakes would make a good desert.
Another great way to keep partygoers warm is to serve hot drinks. Coffee, tea and hot cocoa are great for non-alcoholic drinks. Or you can make a big pot of hot chocolate so guests can serve themselves; add marshmallows for them to sprinkle on top. Mulled wine is a tasty and warm alcoholic beverage. Mulled wine is easy to prepare. It’s really just a combination of wine and lovely festive spices like cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. This brew should be heated gently so the flavours have lots of time to combine and you can ladle it straight from the pot into wine glasses when your guests arrive.
Choose a Winter Theme
Choose a winter theme and decorate in wintry colours, like white, grey and blue and even add some fake snow. Pick a theme that allows everyone to dress up in their warmest clothes. Why not throw a pyjama party and have everyone turn up in the warmest flannelettes? Or a secret agent party where trench coats are the preferred costume?
You could hire a projector from Modern Party Hire and get everyone to bring blankets so you can have a snug movie party. Just add popcorn. Heated inflatable spas are also available for hire, so you can have a great pool party in the middle of winter.
What about a penguin party? This can be a really cute theme for a winter party. You can make some stuffed penguin decorations and even make penguin shaped invitations. Add a bowl of blue punch with a sign saying ocean. Penguin costumes are simple to make, will keep you warm, and even serve as a great icebreaker. After all, who doesn’t like ridiculous in a penguin outfit
Firepits and Heaters
When the warm clothes simply don’t cut it, opt for an outdoor fire pit or heater. These can be found at any hardware or home décor store, and are easy to install and maintain. Fire pits are a great investment for outdoor living area, offering versatility and instant ambiance. Just think: Roasting marshmallows, relaxing after a long day with a glass of wine, or even cooking a hearty meal!
Don’t let the cold weather deter you from having a good time. Winter party ideas are really only limited by your imagination. If you have any winter party ideas we’d love to hear them, just add them to the comments box below. Happy winter partying!