Speak It Out
Work is my commitment. Learning is my passion. Faith is my strength. Love is my life.
- Name: Ardythe Santos-Enriquez
- Location: Manila, Philippines
The name Ardythe:good war (Anglo-saxon); flowering field (Hebrew); spiritual prosperity (Swedish); Norwegian goddess.
Monday, June 27, 2016
Saturday, December 21, 2013
I have trusted. I have been betrayed. I trusted once more. Yet some things were kept from me. I managed to find out without really trying. The quote from Ibong Adarna keeps on reminding me "Walang lihim na hindi nabubunyag."
Cover-ups, I also had my share.
I have decided to move on. I know I cannot forget. But I can make the best of what I have. YOLO.
Friday, June 21, 2013
2. I like food expo
3. Food products
4. Utensils and equipment
5. Free food and drinks!
There was a booth that offered raffle coupons. I filled up around 4 of them, if I remember right.
I got a text that I was selected to stay in Puerto del Sol. I have to claim my gift certificate in their office in Renaissance Tower, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Since I am familiar with the place, I thought this could be true. But I had to bring my husband and stay for 90 minutes of AVP presentation so that we could choose from their chains of hotels and resorts. I thought 90 minutes is too long. I did not go and they continued texting me for a few days.
I got a call that I (and my husband) won a free stay at Canyon Woods and we have to claim it at their office in ACT Tower in Buendia Ave., Makati City. Again I am familiar with the building. There would be a 4-hour presentation so that they could offer/present all their hotels and resorts to us. But there was no follow-up and I also know that is not the actual office of Canyon Woods. Just a promoter of their resort, perhaps?
I googled about those two and found them to be a hoax. The "winners" would have to pay a booking fee. Also, they are not affiliated with the said resorts.
I got a call from Club Ultima and she said that I was referred by someone who stayed in Crown Regency Cebu. Hmmm, I don't know anyone who did stay there or refer me. The club's office is at West Ave., Quezon City. Also, there is a 90-minute presentation. This Club Ultima called me several times. They have a Yesterday, I asked if I could come with a friend instead of my husband, she said no. I asked why not, when I was the one who filled up the form, she said that's how it works. Remember, I was supposed to be referred here
- attend as a couple, bring valid IDs
- no money involved
- long presentation
- free food
But I did not go to any. At least not my time nor money was wasted for these hoaxes.
Monday, December 10, 2012
A Review of Rama Hari
The show just ran for more than a week at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, from November 30 to December 9, 2012. Singers were the voices of the lead characters. The performance is more about the ballet dance. The music was done by Ryan Cayabyab. I apologize I forgot the conductor. The chorale was Concert Chorus.
The dance, music and songs were good. Though there were some problems regarding the sound system, i.e. the lapel mike of the one singing for Hanuman was not working. but when he was off-stage, it was replaced. The lapel mike of the one singing for Rama was choppy. The stage set was very simple. Since there was a translation of the song which was projected at the stage top, I would say that the translation is not accurate. Moreover, when the verses/lines of the songs were repeated, there were no more projections. Yes, there were foreigners among the audience.
Though I did not give it a standing ovation, I hope this dance will open doors to local performances that the Filipinos would appreciate.
For more information, read http://www.clickthecity.com/events/details.php?id=16504
Labels: rama hari
Thursday, July 12, 2012
I usually travel within the Philippines, like twice or thrice a year, for personal and business purposes. For business, we use PAL since it is required. Perhaps I have become accustomed to having a baggage allowance of 20kg.
My flight last Monday from Davao to Manila used Cebu Pacific Air. I forgot that their allowance is only 15kg. Mine weighed 21kg. I only had Php400 in my wallet. plus an ATM card. The charge is Php100/kg. I still have to pay the terminal fee of php200 since I am in Davao International Airport. The lady at the check-in counter would not allow me to hand carry the other bag even if it weights only 7kg. She said it is too big. Reading the guidelines, PAL has a measurement of 44 inches of hand carry, while Cebu Pacific has no guidelines on such. My other bag measures only 25 inches.
The ATM at the airport is out of order by the way. I had to call friends who would be departing on a later flight to let me borrow money.
I really found it very troublesome and unfriendly.
Review on RJM
It has been quite a while since I blogged. Been busy with Facebook. Hahaha! Plus, I got married, hence the very good excuse for being busy. Wedding has been good, marriage is fine. :)
Monday, April 02, 2012
A Weekend at Acuatico
Monday, March 19, 2012
Loving Someone Unconditionally
Giving unconditional love requires you to love without any expectations. It seems difficult to only love and not demand anything in return in today's world where everyone is selfish and egotistic. But even in this world we see many examples of unconditional love, for example the love of a mother to her child, the love between two life partners and the love bestowed upon siblings. Loving someone unconditionally means we have to learn how to sacrifice our selves, our desires, and most importantly our egos for we are not suppose to expect anything from the person we love.
It's true that love makes its way itself. When we love somebody with so much passion and emotion, it's sure to come round in one way or another. But if somehow we don't get as much as we give, we must realize not to complain or argue because in order to love someone else unconditionally, we must first love ourselves and accept the fact that as humans we all have faults and blemishes, and will inevitably make mistakes. We must be aware of our own imperfections and realize that since we are not perfect, others won't be either. Always keep in mind that loving others and giving them everything we have will make us satisfied and happy with ourselves.
At some point in our lives we all demand some kind of love and want to express our own love for someone. Believe in the principle of giving more and demanding less. When someone asks you for a favor always be ready to give it. Never complain that you don't have enough or you have other tasks to do. Set your priorities in such a way that everyone else comes first and your own demands come last.
Let us keep in our hearts that when we love somebody unconditionally, we want the best for that person. Think positively about them even if they make mistakes or do not return our feelings. Give them sincere advice about their future and other decisions. Always look around for the betterment of your loved ones without any envy on your part. If you have to sacrifice something of your own for them, don't hesitate to do so. Only then you will truly be able to love unconditionally.
Remember that unconditional love is given without any expectations or limitations. We don't define any scope of our love or that how long will we love a person. This is an eternal feeling which should be kept alive in all circumstances and all situations. We must never lose hope and keep on loving people who are dear and close to us, only then we will be able to live a completely satisfied and emotionally balanced life. - ALDRIN PURUGGANAN