Confrontation is always seen in a negative light. When you say CONFRONTATION, images of cat fights, screaming and insults may come to mind but it doesn’t always have to be violent. Confrontation can be used to clarify things, communicate feelings so things can be better.
It’s important to be careful and discerning of things we are told. No matter how tempting it is to get into all the juicy details, there are three sides to every story. When you are on the receiving end of gossip, it’s best to pause and ask yourself:
- What do I get out of this information? How will it help me if I know this?
- Am I directly involved? Can I talk to the person to clarify the truth?
- Is it necessary that I spread this around?
Also when it comes to gossipers, remember that if they can gossip about others, they can definitely gossip about you.
Ever had those times when you just want to eat all the food in the world without having to worry about gaining weight and growing those love handles? Even if I’m huge on vegetable smoothies and salads, I have to admit that I get tempted when I’m faced with sweet desserts, pasta, crispy pata, bagnet and tender ribs. I have to battle with that inner voice that says “Come on. Just once.” But I know full well that that “Just once.” can lead to me using that as an excuse every single time I’m at a buffet spread. It takes discipline, doesn’t it?
Dave and I checked out the NU SKIN Expo held at the NU Skin Philippines HQ. We got to try out the Galvanic Spa (which helps combat aging!), their Epoch Essential Oils, their Trimshake and their body analysis machine which revealed that my body age is 5 years younger than my real age!
The S3 Biophotonic Scanner also revealed my skin carotenoid score which is an indicator of the tissue carotenoid concentration and antioxidant levels of my body. If you get a 10,000-19,000 score, that means 1) You don’t consume enough vegetables, fruits and supplements 2) You’re under a lot of stress; high sun and pollution exposure and 3) You smoke or are always exposed to someone who smokes.
If you get a 30,000-39,000 score, you 1) Get a moderate amount of fruits and vegetables 2) Have regular supplementation 3) Moderate stress, sun, and pollution exposure.
40,000-50,000 means you consume huge amounts of fruits and vegetables, have optimal supplementation, low stress, sun and pollution exposure. I was surprised that I got 60,000! 😀 All that vegan food is doing me good! Watch the different stations we visited in the vlog below
Another one of those “driving all by myself” adventures. I’ve been to Tagaytay Highlands several times but never got to drive on my own to the Midlands–so this is a first! It was scary going up because it’s mostly uphill and I was getting paranoid that my car would break down or something. Eep! Thank God it didn’t.
I’ve been in radio for fourteen years. I started out as a student jock, became a traffic reporter (after my segment producing stint), worked at Mellow947 for a decade, had a short stint on News FM and now, handling executive producer and announcing duties for NOW XD. Radio may seem like a fun and easy job (I do enjoy it) but there’s a lot of things that go on off-air that contribute to the mounting of a radio program. With social media and video being a huge factor now, it’s no longer just the audio output we consider. In this short VLOG, I’ll take you through our week-long radio training held at Cebu.
I met Ruthie a little over a year ago when she was putting all the details together for her wedding. Though it was a bit early, I already discussed the program with her. Over the next few months, we’d send each other messages along with updates on her other suppliers. We only got to meet again on the wedding day itself but I didn’t worry because I was working with the very able team of Agnes and Jeo Odulio (Empire Weddings). They’re one of the best coordinating teams I’ve partnered with in my years of hosting weddings.
Nicco and Ruth’s engagement session was shot by Team Benitez in Tokyo, Japan:
Below is the VLOG of their big day which includes my duet with Emil of the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra:
Team Benitez Photo
Von Lazaro Design
Manila Marriott Hotel
Shrine of St Therese of the Child Jesus, Newport City
Dey Caisip Professional Hair and Make-up Artist Pampanga
I love midday weddings, specially when they’re held at cool, open spaces that are close to nature. There’s something so charming about Clear Water Rest House–the green open lawn, the quaint cottage where preps can be done and the spacious patio that provides an excellent view of the Taal Volcano.
After the morning ceremony at Caleruega Chapel, guests arrived a little before lunch and entertained themselves to the brim by taking photos at the patio, posing for snaps at the photo booth and enjoying the candy bar. The weather cooperated so well. It didn’t rain and the sun gleamed with just the right intensity. Got to work with Jeo and Agnes Odulio again of Empire Weddings. More on the vlog below
Ceremony: Caleruega Church
Reception: Clear Water Rest House, Tagaytay
Coordinator: Empire Weddings (Jeo and Agnes Odulio + team)
Emcee: Ingrid Nieto
Photographer: Myio Okamoto Photography
Videogapher: Aisle 1401
Caterer: Towns Delight – The Caterer
Wedding Cake: Tourist Cakeshop
Flowers: Green Purple
Hair & Makeup: Diane Coles
Music: Symphony Rhythm Strings and Milet Abrenica
Lights & Sounds: Artuz101
DJ: Rammy Bitong
Bridal Car: JCA Bridal Car Rentals
Tent: Tent King
The Grand Ballroom of City of Dreams Manila was transformed into the sparkling glory of the 1920s by Kathy Sy King and her team from Events Styles.