Karaoke with Friends

It’s been a long while since we last hosted a karaoke night with our friends in the congregation.  So last Monday, we invited them for a Korean dinner and a night of karaoke and delicious desserts.  After dinner, we started singing.  However, there was a problem with the   microphone.  The sound that came out was that like of a chipmunk.  We were all laughing so hard and almost threw up.  But then we realized that the microphone isn’t busted but the settings for the mic was changed to something else.  After correcting the settings, everyone had a great time singing until 10pm.  I hope we could do it all again soon.

HongKong 2015

Just booked our HongKong trip this coming June.  We will be celebrating our 10th anniversary there.   Planned on staying atleast one day in Macau and four days in HongKong.   The last time we visited HK was way back in 2010 and Andre was still a small boy.  I know he’ll enjoy our trip this time around.

Electronic Piano

It’s been a while since Andre last played his electronic piano.  We are constantly urging him to take piano lessons so that he’ll be able to play the percussion well.  During our family worship, we usually sing songs and play the guitar to accompany the music.  Daddy will be buying  keyboard stands  weekend so that Andre will have an easy time playing his piano.  A simple table styled keyboard stand will be sufficient to hold his electronic keyboard.  We’re hoping that Andre will be a fine musician in the future.

Third Time in Baguio

Celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary in Baguio City last May 23. We stayed at Le Monet Hotel which boasts of the most delicious breakfast buffet in the city.

Probably the BEST Breakfast Buffet in Baguio

Probably the BEST Breakfast Buffet in Baguio


Came back again or the second time this year during Kumon’s Advanced Student’s Forum on October 24.

Andre's Kumon ASF

And just last Monday, had an overnight stay at the City of Pines with our bunso Noreen. We just can’t have enough of Baguio. Hope to see you again last time this year.

Powerful Speakers

We will be having a small conference meeting at the end of the year. Around 15 – 20 people will be attending for our annual business meeting so we probably need a small but powerful speaker so that everybody will be able to hear clearly. Someone recommended to us the new Yamaha DBR10 which is the most portable powered loudspeakers Yamaha has to offer. It is light and powerful and has high efficiency 700W amplifiers. These DBR Series speakers feature a compact, lightweight, and durable plastic cabinet which offers the highest level of portability of all Yamaha powered speakers. We will probably get one of these yamaha dbr speakers soon.

Four Different Overnights

Our bunso, Noreen, is finally back here in Ilocos. She will be staying in our place in Burgos to help with the family business. We went to Manila last Friday and had our first overnight in Bauang, La Union. The following day we went to San Fernando Pampanga and have Andre’s passport renewed. Also had our favorite palabok and tokwat baboy at Kabigting’s. Our second overnight was in Noreens place in Quezon City. On Sunday, we visited Morning’s place in Las Pinas and had our third overnight there. Then we had our last overnight in Baguio City on Monday. Whew… It was really an adventure. I hope we could do it again.

Regional Convention

We will be holding our very 1st Regional Convention on December 19-21, 2014 at the Marcos stadium in Ilocos Norte. It is a 3 day spiritual feast for Christian Jehovah’s Witness held every year. While the world visits christmas places during this time of the year, Jehovah’s Witness is busy taking in spiritual food based from God’s Word. As early as today, we are preparing to attend this annual convention. You are also invited. Please visit our website jw.org for dates and schedule.

ASF Kumon in Baguio City

We will be going to Baguio City on October 25 to attend the 2014 Advance Students Forum of Kumon Philippines. The ASF award is given to Kumon students who are currently doing worksheet 5 years ahead of their grade level. Andre is enrolled in the Math program and is doing 3rd year high school worksheet although he is only in grade 3. We are so proud of our child’s progress in Kumon.

Going Home

Our bunso will be going home to Ilocos on November 30. At last, she made her decision to leave her work in Manila and help in the family business here in Ilocos. We asked her to buy some curtains for her room and look for elegant table linens online from premiertablelinens.com We badly need one since our table linens are very old. Ronald’s sister in law in California is very satisfied with table cloths she bought online and recommended it to us. We couldn’t wait to see Noreen come home very soon.

World’s Most Translated Website

Last month, our family shared in the worldwide distribution of a new tract entitled, Where Can We Find Answers to Life’s Big Questions? to raise awareness of the website, www.jw.org. It is the only website that is accessible with over 500 languages and publications available for download with more than 700 languages. Please visit www.jw.org.