Emmanuel’s Woodland and Friends Party

Celebration of the first birthday of Emmanuel Nathan. The party was held at the family’s sprawling gardens in Bulacan. Venue styling was done by Design Avenue. The setup was so exquisite that you could be fooled into thinking that you’re actually in the middle of the forest, with the friendly animals as your companion. Find out more through this link.

Bulacan Governor Sy-Alvarado
with Bulacan Governor Willy Sy-Alvarado, aka Nathan’s Lolo.

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Adrian’s Minecraft Party

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For a minute I thought that 8-bit computing has gone the way of the dinosaur. Today’s modern computers carry processors that exist only in the imaginations of electronics engineers just a few years ago. When processing power got exponentially greater, it paved the way for ultra-realistic video games. Those with seamless transitions and with crisp graphics rule the market. Of course, the game has to have a story as well.

At the other end of the spectrum lies humble games like Flappy Bird and Minecraft. You’d think that those games wouldn’t appeal to today’s always-connected youth who demand only the fastest and the best. It’s funny because who would have thought that pixelated games with ancient graphics can capture the imagination of the children of today.

For the celebration of Adrian’s 7th birthday, he chose his favorite game as his theme. Minecraft has several items and characters that make it fun. Held at the South Hall of the Corinthian Gardens’ Clubhouse in Quezon City, the party could be considered a ‘throwback’, given the look and feel of the theme. Filling the venue with balloons are the people from Let’s Party, while the styling cues came from Design Avenue. As usual, yours truly captured those memorable moments in photos.

Summer Siy’s Garden Tea Party

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Celebration of Summer’s first birthday and Christening. She was baptized at the Santuario de San Jose Parish in Greenhills. The party continued at the brand-new Luxent Hotel. Guests were treated to overflowing balloons, thanks to Let’s Party. The garden tea party was arranged beautifully by Design Avenue.

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Ellen Adarna

Ellen Adarna
Ellen Meriam Go Adarna

Create enough buzz on the Internet and you’re bound to land on a magazine somewhere. You can even become famous in the process. That’s the formula followed by the likes of Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian, though their methods were questionable at best. Ellen Adarna didn’t release a raunchy video but a search for her profile on several social media networks would yield a ton of results. Good luck finding her real account!

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Maharlika Meeting: Why Nut?

 

VP-Ed Tc’s return to the TME role after a long hiatus. She stuck with the theme she was supposed to do months ago, ‘Why Nut?’. It was a nutty meeting to say the least, with members and guests happily indulging themselves with different kinds of edible nuts and feeding their brain with educational inputs from the resident Maharlika nut cases.

Leading nut ACS Ed gave a nutty twist to some of the most common questions that a normal people would be asked for the Table Topics. I had the honor of evaluating Ed. Perennial Maharlikan DTM Aida served as the General Evaluator. TM Regine continued her hot streak and delivered her BSP No. 3.

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Maharlika Meeting: Sweet November

Maharlika Meeting: Sweet November
Maharlika Meeting: Sweet November

DTM Aida once again at the helm of the weekly meeting for the Maharlika Toastmasters Club. After a short break for the club due to the holiday weekend, everyone was geared up for another meeting of fun, education, and excitement. Aida chose the theme ‘Sweet November’, in honor of the month and the movie that struck a chord in her heart.

There were lots to be excited for the meeting. I was selected as the Table Topics Master and of course, my questions were all linked to the month of November.  Maharlika Past President Benjie Eugenio greeted the club and demonstrated the famed ‘Namikoshi’ shiatsu massage which everyone enjoyed. TM Johanah demonstrated her speaking skills that will be utilized much more in advanced speeches as she gave a speech about imperfections. Meanwhile, CC Kai entertained everyone with her story about her love for an addict – a running addict that is.

Long time Maharlika friend DTM Volts Victoria acted as the General Evaluator. There was also a tribute to IP Area 12 Governor Ed Fabonan for achieving the Area Governor of the Year Award during his tenure.

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DTM Aida hosting the meeting

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Introduction of members and guests

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Past President Benjie Eugenio explaining the ‘Pindot Sarap Massage’

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TM Johanah on her 2nd Speech

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CC Kai lets everyone in on her love for an ‘addict’

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CTM Jess, on his way to completing his first Advanced Norm

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General Evaluation headed by DTM Volts Victoria, Division K Governor

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CTM Sam evaluating the Table Topics portion

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CC Peter evaluating Johanah

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ACB Mely evaluating Kai’s speech

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ACB Odessa giving her opinion on Jess’ speech project

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CC Tc on her language report

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Multiple roles for CC Kenneth as he was the Ah/Haha counter as well as the Timer

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Recognition of ACS Ed Fabonan’s award as Area Governor of the Year for TI Year 2008-2009

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