Sunday, December 13, 2009

The UST Grand Alumni Homecoming 2009

God of all nations
Merciful Lord of our restless being,
Sweep with your golden lilies;
This fountain of purest light;
Trace with the sails of the galleons
the dream beyond our seeing
Touch with the flames of your kindness
the gloom of our darkest night.
Keep us in beauty and truth and virtues
impassioned embrace
Ever your valiant legions
Imbued with unending grace.


Did you sing just now?

Did the song made you reminisce the great times you had at the hallowed halls of our beloved alma mater?

Do you well up with pride at the thought of once again passing through the historic Arch of the Centuries?

If your answer was yes to 1 or all of these questions, then don't wait for the quadricentennial celebration on 2011! Join this year's Grand Alumni Homecoming (see details on the poster below)

Onward to 400!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

7-Eleven's PANALO'TTO!

If you think the Big Bite Challenge gave away huge money, wait 'til you get a load of this!

That's right! Prizes totaling up to Php7,000,000! Just looking at all those zeroes makes my head spin! All you have to do is to collect receipts that amount to Php50 and above and you get a number (at the back of your receipt), keep them and try to match and combine them. Winning combinations will be announced every Wednesday, which will be posted in all 7-Eleven stores and at

Match number combinations announced online or in stores to win.
  • 3 out of 5 numbers nets you Php5,000
  • 4 out of 5 clinches you a cool Php10,000
  • 5 out of 5 will make you richer by Php500,000!
What’s more, they’ve pledged to donate a sum of money to ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. for every top prize winner. Not bad eh? So I make sure I purchase at least P50 whenver I buy stuff there now hehe

Monday, December 7, 2009

YesNoMeh giveaways!

Ok, this is a pretty late entry because I've been really busy. I intended to do this last week and promote this contest that JC and Lizz have over at their new blog, YesNoMeh. As it is now, there's 2 days left of the contest, but what the heck right? You have 2 days to join. And if you happen to catch this late, then head on over anyway, it's a really cool blog. I'm sure you'll have fun anyway.

Now, since I'm not inclined to post so short an entry, might as well join (hehe...)

1. What is your favorite beauty ritual?
This one's really quite easy. Whenever I need to do something important, like attend a wedding, deliver a lecture, or go on an important date (or at least that's what I'd do if I ever find myself going to an important date), I keep myself unkempt for a week or 2 before that particular day (I grow my beard, hair, and moustache on purpose, but I still take a bath and keep myself clean of course). And the night before, I take a nice hair cut, shave off my facial hairs, and trim my nails. Not much of a beauty ritual, but that is mine. And I tell you, the difference is staggering. I lose a decade with this strategy--after gaining it first sure, but still right?

2. Why is grooming important?
My answer on question no. 1 of course is related to my answer here. The main reason I do what I do before an important event is to emphasize the effect of grooming. Grooming is important, nay, requisite to civilized life! There's a reason why the personal care industry is a billion dollar industry, because we all need it, one way or the other. Never mind makeup or those add-ons, but hair and skin care? Can't do without it. Unless you wanna look like

Louis Winthorpe III after he got played by Duke & Duke.