ATENEO de DAVAO DANCE TROUPE COWBOY and COWGIRL CHRISTMAS PARTY

The Ateneo de Davao Dance Troupe family holds a reunion every year in December, this time we have it happened at BARRIO BISTRO located at Lacson St., Barrio Obrero.  This is the time where members joined to have a meet and greet moment.  See some new faces and some old faces and saying "HELLO" and "KUMUSTA KA?"(How are you?) are the best highlighted words that night.

Theme for this year: COWBOYS and COWGIRLS CHRISTMAS PARTY, so meaning we have to wear plaid/checkered shirt or pants.


According to our program host for that night, Engr. Hans Pulido he chooses this kind of theme because plaid/checkered resembles a sense of unity even though we have different characters and attributes.  Though it was a night only event, for which Pulido has created for the ADT GROUP, for me this is the most fun and interactive reunion in my LIFE.  From games, prizes and gifts we have received.

MEET THE COMPETING TEAM:


Here we are, back in a funny and awkward moments.  Yes, you will have that moment where you are uncomfortable, though you know each other already since college or some are familiar faces but still have that difficulty to handle or uncooperative way to see things in dealing with your own perspective way.


These things may be intensified by an awareness that we are all motivated to seek a way to have a fun and enjoyable night together with our moderator Ms. Ludivina Quiros and Ms. Emilda Bacon-Ribble.


From dancing to singing, that was ATENEO DANCE TROUPE is all about.  No matter the size of members who have joined the party.  The important thing was the unity we have shared together, continues to grow as our friendships grow, through the good times and bad, as we move we will tell all our new found friends about ATENEO DANCE TROUPE.


MERRY CHRISTMAS AND 
 HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!           

YOU'RE THE INSPIRATION: The Magic of David Pomeranz

David Pomeranz a pop hit maker and an International singer-composer held a free one-night solo concert at PANTAWAN HALL Casino Filipino Davao-Grand Regal, last Saturday, December 15.



I came early to meet Christian Torio to see to it that Davao Bloggers will have the best seats in front. 

Evalyn and Me at Pantawan Hall-PAGCOR Davao

And together with my friend Evalyn we're both excited to see David Pomeranz in person.  Considering that Mr. Pomeranz songs are timeless, any one of any age can sing his song.  Songs like GOT TO BELIEVE IN MAGIC, KING and QUEEN OF HEARTS, BORN FOR YOU are just some of David Pomeranz' blockbuster hits!


    
          More videos here: jeanpal30

Thanks to MEDIANATION INC., David is back in Davao to serenade us and let us understand his songs well.




Sponsored by GRAND REGAL HOTEL, AHFAT SEAFOODS PLAZA and MARINA TUNA

After the show its time to have an autograph with David with his new album, YOU'RE THE INSPIRATION.

David: What is your name?
Me: JEAN
David: J-A-N-E?
Me: No, its J-E-A-N.
David: Oh! JOHN
Me: Hahahaha...right!  

Thanks Mr. David Pomeranz for a wonderful and fun night show!
THE BEST!!!




FILIPINO BLOGGERS WORLDWIDE: The 1st Grand Eyeball


Finally! After over a year of inception, Filipino Bloggers Worldwide (FBW), in partnership with Ex-LinksEvents, presents Filipino Bloggers Worldwide: The 1st Grand Eyeball.


Get to meet your favorite Filipino bloggers and mingle with like-minded individuals this December 7, 2012 at SM Megamall’s Megatrade Hall 2 from 6pm to 10pm, and enjoy a night packed with fun learning, interactive games, meaningful conversations and special surprises!
Brand partners on the other hand, can expect not just additional exposure to blogger attendees, but a long-term, fruitful relationship and support from Filipino Bloggers Worldwide.


About Filipino Bloggers Worldwide:

Filipino Bloggers Worldwide (FBW) started as a Facebook group on November 1, 2011. As the name implies, the group’s purpose is to unite all Filipino bloggers around the world. The group was easily recognized in the blogosphere in just less than a month. Since then, Filipino Bloggers Worldwide became the number one Facebook Filipino bloggers group. Furthermore, FBW was recently awarded as one of the Top Emerging Influential Blogs for 2012. The creators of FBW expressed that every blogger may have different reasons when it comes to blogging, but each and everyone in the community strives to make FBW an active and supportive group for Filipino bloggers worldwide.

So come, join us in this momentous event, and be a proud Filipino blogger worldwide!



For those admins and members cannot join the said event you can still follow and be updated by using TWITTER HASHTAG #FBW2012. 

27th KADAYAWAN FESTIVAL PAMULAK SA KADALANAN(Floral Float Parade)

Showcasing the lush flora of Davao City.  The streets come to LIFE in a different colors and shapes of floats with contingents from different sectors.  

Photo credit to ZEKE





Photo credit to ZEKE
People are having fun and joining in the revelry from small to big competing floats.

Different varieties of flowers and fruits and even vegetables are shaped in EAGLE, DURIAN, FROG, TRIBAL PEOPLE, etc.  


My daughter and the FROG made of  dried chrysanthemums
CASINO RUBBING ALCOHOL FLOAT

Each leaf and petal or bloom was made into a painstaking arrangement of different shapes that makes the float more colorful and lovely to see.



Photo credit to ZEKE
Photo credit to ZEKE

KISAN LU grab the PHp500,000 as the GRAND CHAMPION for PAMULAK SA KADALANAN.

Photo credit to Roland Jumawan

A Grandeur Event that shouldn't be miss.  

Next time visit Davao's KADAYAWAN FESTIVAL for you to feel the REAL EXCITEMENT and REAL FUN!



KUDOS DABAWENYOS!!!


27th KADAYAWAN FESTIVAL 2012: Ten Tribes. One Vibe

Official Kadayawan 2012 Logo

Great celebration we have here in Davao City.  Celebration of a bountiful harvest and abundant blessings. It honors Davao's pride of artistic, cultural and historical heritage.  This is a celebration of the three(3) aspects of our tribes: INDUSTRIAL, ARTS and ENTERTAINMENT.  

August 18.  INDAK INDAK SA KADALANAN(Street Dancing)










  
Showcasing Cultural Dances from different tribes not only here in Davao Region but also in Mindanao. There are 20 contingents competing for this year.  

Last Friday our City Mayor Inday Sara announced that the Davao-LGU increased the prizes for this year's INDAK INDAK SA KADALANAN.

For the OPEN CATEGORY:
  • GRAND CHAMPION - PHp500,000 from 300,000
  • 2nd PLACER     - PHp400,000 from 200,000
  • 3rd PLACER     - PHp300,000 from 150,000
  • 4th PLACER     - PHp200,000 from 100,000
  • 5th PLACER     - PHp100,000 from  50,000
  • 10 CONSOLATION PRIZES - PHp50,000
For DAVAO-BASED CONTENDERS:
  • GRAND CHAMPION - PHp500,000 from 150,000
  • 2nd PLACER     - PHp400,000 from 100,000
  • 3rd PLACER     - PHp300,000 from  75,000
  • 4th PLACER     - PHp100,000 from  50,000
  • 5th PLACER     - PHp 75,000 from  25,000
  • 10 CONSOLATION PRIZES will be given out to those participating teams who fail to bag major awards.
And each contingent will also get PHp30,000 subsidy from DUAW DABAW FOUNDATION.

Six bleachers were made for first come first serve basis, free to seat into and are available for general public as the court side and the lower part of the bleacher area has been reserved for guests of the City Mayor.

But sad to say as we arrive there all seats have been taken.

Nevertheless, we still enjoy the show without our seats.  We walk from CM RECTO(Claveria)to Rizal Park, San Pedro St., Davao City.

Me and One of the 1st Participants from OPEN-CATEGORY
It is a fun day for us, the weather is cooperating. Hope tomorrow  he will still cooperate with us to the end of our festival.

By the way tomorrow, August 19, will be our PAMULAK SA KADAYAWAN or the FLORAL FLOAT PARADE.  It has 23 entries; six floats for the LARGE CATEGORY, 12 entries for the SMALL CATEGORY, and 5 non-motorized floats.  The floats has its own centralized parking area located at ROXAS BLVD., which allow the public to see it closer.  

And for the tourists who wanted to joined the parade, the organizer DUAW DABAW designate a special float which could accommodate 40 tourists, dubbed as "RIDE THE VIBE".  If you want to avail, please register at DUAW DABAW OFFICE located at WHEEL'S and MORE Strip beside LYNDON'S WORST RIBS RESTO.   




ATENEO DANCE TROUPE @ Harana

Saturday morning I receive a text message from our dearest friend Jane Libres-Calilung.  


Hi Jean, Please tell ADT members to come @ HARANA for a dinner date with Ma'am Ludivina and Ma'am Emilda. Sorry for the late invite. 
As soon as I receive the message I forward it to all ADT Members. Sad others cannot attend because they already have their own activity.  


Anyway 6PM is our call time.  Are we going to dance? No, hahahaha..we are there to gather and have dinner that's all.




Dinner so great at HARANA.  




Thanks Te Jane for a superb treat.


ADT @ FAT BOBBY'S: SING and DANCE PARTY with Cai

ONCE WE POP, YOU CAN'T STOP!


Were like hitting two birds with one bullet.   A night full of singing and dancing.  No one can stop the excitement once ADT FAMILY bond together.


ADT fave hang out place, FAT BOBBY'S.


  


What makes this place so special to us?  


NOT JUST ONCE BUT TWICE.  We party here for the first time: Cai Welcome Party 2011 and Despidida Party 2011.



And now going back again @ FAT BOBBY'S....


SING and DANCE PARTY with CAI 2012

We love this place because they played 80's music!!!


Backwards time travel seems to be a more modern idea, to the music and dance beat at FAT BOBBY'S, the band already belting out everyone’s favorite 80’s music.  And all we do is to dance and sing with it.  Time moves differently when you are having so much fun. Maybe it's because the party at Fat Bobby’s created a time machine that brought Davao’s 80’s party scene back to life, great party for a night, that is well worth remembering. The party was a BLAST,  thanks so much Cai for such a wonderful party treats for us!!





  

ATENEO de DAVAO DANCE TROUPE: Party with Cai at BAGNETIAN KITCHEN

"A smile is the universal welcome."
June 9.  I was assigned to make reservations for our place to dine in.  A welcome party to our great friend CHARIES ALBAY better known to us as 
Ca Cai.  I called BAGNETIAN KITCHEN one week before the said party, and thanks BAGNETIAN Staff for your immediate response.

THE BAGNETIAN KITCHEN

THE BAGNETIAN KITCHEN
From afar THE BAGNETIAN STAFF with the Owner Mr. Gali Gonzaga
TRIVIA about the owner: He is a good friend of the actor Derek Ramsay.

He even appeared on Gandang Gabi Vice during Derek’s guesting.


As one of the hosts of the party, I came earlier. The table was all set.  Plates, fork and spoon has been there already.  While waiting the staff give me a glass of water. One minute after, Kris YbaÑez arrive with all the styles and drama. (I am referring to his hair...  :)


About a second the main party host and the welcomed girl arrived too. So pretty and very sexy as well, that is Cai.

ME and Ca Cai


Followed by Maying Dadula-Raymundo and Mary Joy Suaner.


We sat down to order while waiting for our other friends to arriveWe decided to settle on their 3-platters favorites, as well as the restaurant's specialties.

While waiting for our food we took time taking our pics...



FOOD IS BEING SERVED....

BAGNET PINAKBET

BAGNET SISIG

BAGNET CLASSIC

3-platters: Bicol Express Bagnet Mild Spicy,
Bagnet Dinuguan,

Bagnetian Binagoongan for only Php450
 
   

The aftermath...




 BAGNETIAN KITCHEN FOOD REVIEW: 
  • The food is great!
  • Very Cheap
  • SULIT SA BUDGET
My friend's love their food so much..... 





BAGNETIAN KITCHEN is located at Palma Gil Street, Bo. Obrero, Davao City. That’s between Wheels and More, Autoshop, Fat Bobby’s, Starr and the Brewery. Fronting it is the Global Art and Arpochi Seafood Restaurant.



You can visit their Facebook Page:  The Bagnetian Kitchen
Or you can make your reservation by calling their phone and mobile numbers:   09182648323/ (082) 3007134 and look for LIEZL