Monthly Archives: November 2014

This was very interesting to me! I told my colleagues I won't do my own pizza as I am afraid I might get the worst combination of toppings. When it comes to food, I'd say, I am not that adventurous, specially when I don't really have the luxury of time to wait, as my tummy seems to be in command of my entire body. Still my friend insisted that I create my own version of Pizza. So, here it is! My first Pick+Mix Pizza, by yours truly.
This is a meat lover + hawaian + cheessy pizza! I asked them to stuff the top with bacon, ham, cheese, ground beef, tuna flakes, sausage, more cheese, more bacon, and ham and sausage! Yes, it's unlimited, you can ask them to put in some more! That's the exciting part, you can add as much toppings as you want. And hey, I asked them put some bell pepper, corn, chilli powder and of course, barbeque sauce. I asked some pineapple also be added on the other side of the dough, so the other side won't have it. Just in case the taste gets weird, the other half will be edible!haha 
How it's created? 
First, go to the Pizza assembly Start section!
Then move forward, to the Pick + Mix section. Just follow your instinct, whatever you want to eat. πŸ˜€
Of course, it has come to a final section! 
Here are the people behind my version of pizza!
The dough are freshly created here. You can see them work on it. It's great to see how a certain dough is created, you'd feel safe devouring it. πŸ™‚

There are a couple of them creating the dough to keep up with the speed of the demands. People are lining up to make their own version of pizza.

You can see their actions are coordinated to produce as much dough as needed by the customers lining up.

I guess they didn't get distracted when we took pictures. Focus eh? That's my great friend right there! πŸ™‚

That's me! Yeah, yours truly also took the liberty of posing like grabbing the dough! πŸ˜€

They know what they're doing and they don't mind you looking at it. 

I guess they don't even notice we're taking pictures, or they just ignored us being nosy on what they're doing. LOL!
#passion friend! πŸ™‚ She told me, I should make my own version of pizza!haha

The ladies on the toppings! They are very welcoming regardless of how much you want them to put in your own pizza! Fantastic warmth!
 Once done with the dough, and the sauce before the toppings, it's time to stuff it with the flavors of your choice. hmmmm here are the options...
And. . . it's time to eat!!! πŸ™‚
Those are my colleagues enjoying their pizza too. πŸ˜€
Other versions I've also devoured here:

So these pizzas sums up my night with my co-performers and colleagues in the profession! 
I am quite satisfied with the service, we didn't have to wait a long time to get our pizza done (or was it long, we just didn't notice because we were busy chatting with each other?), well, it's generally great! Something, I want to visit again when I get the chance to fly back to Cebu!
I made a mark too, for me to look for, if it's still there, when I get back. I wrote my initials. Do you do this? Making a mark? πŸ˜€
One fun, PIZZA REPUBLIC!
I wish to express my thanks to our sponsors, and our birthday man Mr. F.O.!

This is going to be my first review of food. I feel like doing this now, so I am going to share our experience while having lunch at Zubu Chon at The Walk, Cebu IT Park, Lahug, Cebu City.

These are the menu of Zubuchon so you will have an idea how much it would be. I took the liberty of taking pictures as they did not object to what I did. Zubuchon was our main course.

They also have some noodles (pancit) They offer very affordable food items.

They also have desserts. You can see they have several finishers for your meal. 

Drinks, they have unique and weird drinks like Kamias shake, Santol, etc. These are not so common in any restaurant.

Zubuchon is quite close to a Cebuano lechon, so that would be 4.5 out of 5. With 5 being the highest in terms of food taste.

I enjoyed devouring some slices of these stuffed squid with "sisig". It met my expectation of taste, and exceeded my expectation in the presentation. It's not an ordinary grilled/fried squid, it's stuffed with more delicious "sisig". 

My boss just can't eat without any vegetables, so she tried Zubuchon's "Kangkong".

And yeah, here we are for the lunch! We have to make the obligatory pose for lunch at Zubuchon. πŸ™‚
So, to sum it up. Zubuchon is one of the go-to places for food adventure so you can have a good taste of Cebuano food. Affordable for tourists, enjoyable food, good ambiance, and generally good service. So in a scale of 1.00 to 5.00 with 5.00 being the highest, I would give them these scores.
Food taste: 4.5
Service: 4.5
Location and Ambiance: 4.5
Presentation/Plating: 4.5

God created every human being with a built-in surround-sound music system. It resembles the on-hold music you hear when you're waiting to talk to your doctor or the music that wafts through the mall to entice you to buy more.

Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things.

Philippians 4:8

Our internal music is composed of the thoughts we think over and over. These include selected memories - maybe something your mom or dad once said to you, a word of encouragement from a teacher or the way you felt when you weren't picked to be on the team or to be someone's friend. As you dwell on these memories, experiences and thoughts, they are recorded on the soundtrack of your mind and play continuously all day long.
Whatever you play on this internal sound system affects everything about you - your attitude, your self-image, your confidence level, your relationships, the way you communicate with others and even your faith.
Each of us gets to determine what music we are going to play. You are the disc jockey, choosing your own theme songs. Doesn't that seem wonderful? We get to pay the music of our choice to accompany us throughout our day. We can choose from every grand sound track, opera or melodious composition ever written!
The reality is that most of us make some very odd musical choices. Some of our tapes and CDs have deep scratches on them. Some are so old, they're like the 78-rpm vinyl records of decades ago - old songs, old experiences that should long have been forgotten or forgiven.
Some people have been playing the same songs repeatedly for years. Do any of these theme songs sound familiar?
"It's my party and I'll cry if I want to..."
"Put your head on my shoulder..."
"What kind of fool am I..."
What have you chosen to be on the sound track of your life?
Think about it. What would a motion picture be without its sound track? Try watching the climactic ending of Jaws with sound turned off. It's ridiculous! All you get is a rubber fish jumping onto a sinking boat.
But turn on the music, and the familiar rhythmic pounding of the arrangement makes your blood curdle, and your heart pumps in cadence with each beat. You begin to perspire when the string section crescendos. And when the horns blast, you take cover!
To this day I steer clear of any body of water for fear that a great white shark may be present! (I live on an island.) I even refuse to take baths in my tub as a direct, dysfunctional result of my moviegoing.
Memories hang on for a long time if you let them. They will play the selections attached to them, giving you feelings of fear or courage, insecurity or assurance.
You are the disc jockey. What is your play list? You get to make the selections, so choose wisely! 

The deeper your character, the easier it will be for you to develop an attitude of excellence. In fact, if you wish to experience success and fruitlessness in life, character is a necessary foundation. Without it, you will never survive success..

Although God desires success for each of us, success comes with inherent pitfalls to which the flesh is vulnerable. If there is in you a shallowness of character, you will easily fall prey to the clutches of pride, avarice, greed or the abuse of power.

So how do you develop character?

We want the good things of life handed to us on a silver platter. But there is a price to pay for godly character. God uses trials and lean times to mature you spiritually and to develop in you the character necessary for you to be fruitful in your relationships and finances.

By this My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples. (John 15:8)

Imagine you owned a four-karat diamond worth thousands of dollars. This beautiful diamond is delicately displayed in a setting made up of five or six fingers called prongs. If the prongs are soft and prone to bending, then one sharp bump and the diamond is lost forever. A qualified jeweler would never mount such a stone in a weak setting.

The jeweler works diligently on the setting for each stone. When the diamond is polished and set, the fingers of the setting are made to tightly grasp the stone. The setting not only displays the radiant beauty of the diamond but also holds it fast. Then when the ring is bumped, the strong fingers won't let go.

Character is like the setting of a ring. If we do not allow God to build in us strong character, then we won't be ready for the success He wants to bring to our lives.

Character doesn't come cheap. It comes at a price - the price of digging your knees into the carpet, the price of studying, the price of suffering and the price of going through trials and discipline. We must be willing to pay the price. Let's look at what the apostle Paul says about the cost:

Everything else is worthless when compared with the priceless gain of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. So, whatever it takes, I will be one who lives in the fresh newness of life. (Phil. 3:8-11, TLB)


Circle those three words in your heart, "whatever it takes." Be willing to pay the price for character, whatever it takes. And whatever it takes, let's be counted among those who live in the newness of life! 

Your hopes for your office provide far more than useless fantasy. Explored in detail, they reveal answers already rattling around in your head. Taking time to visualize your deeply desired office and make a wish likely reveal valuable like these:
If everything were perfect. . .

  • "I have more filing cabinets." If this is your desire, it feels like a chore to unearth filed papers. You need to make filing a lot more convenient by putting cabinets where they're withing easy reach, and putting a filing system in place that really works. ( That's coming soon!)
  • "It wouldn't look like this. It would be neat." Your office probably requires some deep-down organizing and decision making. You probably need to do a significant amount of discarding and rearranging. Storage space is lacking and there's no place to put things away. Neatness is good, but not if it means that things are just thrown into drawers so they'll be hidden.
  • "I would be able to find what I need, when I need it." A workable, reliable filing system includes master list - a guide for filing items consistently, so they can be retrieved when needed. 
  • "Everyone would stop complaining about my office." If you have a system that works for you, clearing off surfaces will work wonders to silence the chronic grouser.
  • "I would use notebooks for projects and ignore the filing cabinet," or "I'd get a filing cabinet, instead of using these messy notebooks!" You need a system that works for you and suits your personal style. If you like notebooks, use them! f you hate them, don't - use a great filing system. 
  • "I would have places to put everything." Find more space by emptying cabinets and drawers of unused items and reorganizing what you must keep. Active files and often used items need to be within easy reach - items used less often can be tucked away in deeper storage.
Now that you have some ideas, do your part.
  1. Name something positive about your office as it is.
  2. Write your own personal wish list of what you want for your office in great detail, perhaps using the ideas above as inspiration for your ideas. Describe everything your office would be if money, time, effort, and permission didn't play a part.

I was browsing on facebook when I saw this video that made me laugh, and thought that FUN is not limited to the young people.
Having fun is really a choice. These videos would prove that age is just a number! πŸ™‚

Play jumping rope! It's a lot of fun!

Or you can even dance to the music like this lady right here.

Or run a race like this. πŸ™‚

Or even do extreme sports like this. πŸ™‚
I hope this reminded you that life is meant to be enjoyed. Have some fun! Spend it on things that would take your breath away out of fun and enjoyment! Welcome the positive energies into your body and and continue to be awesome! πŸ™‚

MAINTAIN AN AIR or uncertainty about your business. Admiration for the new is what bestows value upon the accomplished. To play cards exposed is neither useful, nor good taste. Create anticipation by the declaring of your purpose, and especially where the height of your office commands public attention display a bit of mystery about everything, and by it further the respect in which you are held; even when you show your hand escape the obvious; just as in the daily round you do not disclose your inner self to everyone. A prudent silence is the sacred vessel of wisdom. Purpose declared was never highly esteemed and commits itself to criticism in advance, and should it fail, the misfortune is doubled. Imitate, therefore, the ways of God in order to keep those about you watchful, and alert.

  1. Have peace enough to pass all understanding.
  2. Have hope to keep your heart looking forward.
  3. Have strength enough to battle obstacles and overcome them.
  4. Have commitment enough to not give up too soon.
  5. Have faith enough to please God.
  6. Have fun enough to enjoy every aspect of life.
  7. Have patience enough to let faith complete its work in you.
  8. Have love enough to give to those who deserve it the least but need it the most.
  9. Have focus to say no to many good ideas.
  10. Have forgiveness enough to never have to remember what you said.
  11. Have character enough to do in the dark what you would do in the light.
  12. Have gratitude enough to say "thank you" for the small things.
  13. Have purpose enough to know why, not just how.
  14. Have perseverance enough to run the entire race that is set out before you.
  15. Have wisdom enough to fear God and obey Him.
  16. Have responsibility enough to be the most dependable person you know.
  17. Have confidence enough to know that you and God make a majority.
  18. Have kindness enough to share what you have and who you are with others.
  19. Have mercy enough to forgive and forget.
  20. Have devotion enough to do the right things on a daily basis. 
  21. Have courage enough to face and fight any opposition to what you know is right.
  22. Have optimism enough to know that God's plans are blessed.
  23. Have trust enough to know that God will direct your steps.
  24. Have expectancy enough to be on the lookout for miracles every day.
  25. Have enthusiasm enough to show that God is in you.
  26. Have obedience enough to do what is right without thinking twice.
  27. Have direction enough to know when and where to go.
  28. Have knowledge enough to have your mind continually renewed.
  29. Have credibility enough to cause others to want to work together with you.
  30. Have generosity enough to give before being asked.
  31. Have compassion enough to be moved by the needs of others.
  32. Have loyalty enough to be committed to others.
  33. Have dependence enough to know that you need God.