The sea was calm and transparent.It was clean I could not see any traces of dirt.Although it was a cold morning,I did not hesitate to dip in the clear water and swam carelessly.Swimming is a good form of exercise so I tried to stretch my arms and legs, barely catching my breath.Ahhh!.It was refreshing.It was good to be back in London..London Beach Resort in Cabu,Tambler,General Santos City.
Having recently returned to London Beach after a period of seventeen years,a resounding-yes, there is-inspite of the fact that I concur: it's still the best beach in the city .Why?Because of it's white,fine sand although it's just transported from Gumasa,Glan,Sarangani Province.But it's pretty cool as if it's original.Who would ever question anyway?
London Beach is more lively this time because the kiosks and swimming pools are newly painted.The colors are festive . But the original structures are still there like the canteen,baketball court and cottages. More kiosks are added to accomodate more beach - goers.
My memorable experience of London Beach was right here in this pool area sometime in January,1992 during a Swimsuit Competition .(Nowadays, it is called Bikini Open)
No, I did not joined in the ramp.I was a talent scout and make up artist.That time,I was a beginner in that field.I jumped for joy when my candidate ended as second runner- up.To my delight,I treated my friends to a night swimming.I could not forget this lone family- size cottage near the sea where diving was just easy.
London Beach is originally owned by the Pontino Family but sold it .If I was not mistaken,it is the first descent beach in Gensan in the early 90's.Now London Beach ,under new mangement ,is in full blast with it's operation.Since May,this year,promotional gigs and events have already been transpired like Acoustic Night,Bikini Open,Disco Party ,Foam party,Live Bands and others. New services is also offered like this.
You can have an overnight stay at their air-conditioned executive cottages with your family,friends or lover for only P1200. per night.
Or make use of the conference room for business meeting.
Rates are affordable.Refer to this.
Oh, shall we go to London?
|colorful and stylish pouches(Photo grabbed from Gensan News Online Mag)|
This unique pouch is an exclusive fashion collection of Rags to Riches,Inc(RIIR)and being supported by SMART.RIIR is a collaboration among some of the top designers like Rajo Laurel,Amina Aranas-Alunan and Oliver Tolentino and the Payatas community.Together, they create an exclusive selection of stylish social statement.
It's not just an ordinary product.It has also a sentimental value because it is handcrafted from recycled materials by a talented artisan from Payatas.By using this product,you become an ambassador of eco-ethical fashion,environmental protection,and fair trade.Because each piece is a stylish social statement,each piece contributes to a greener and safer environment,and each piece is a gift of empowerment to the members of the Payatas community as they strive to take bold steps toward improving their quality of life.
Through RIIR,SMART ,so far, has supported over 54 empowered women artisans from four different communities in Payatas;upcycled 1.93 tons of fabric scraps from garments factories; benifited over 360 indirect beneficiaries;created greater social and environmental impact;and became an ambassador for Eco-Ethical Lifestyle and Sustainable Living.
It only shows that we Filipinos are very creative to make fashionable products out of recycled materials .Whoever exquisitely handcrafted this pouch,thanks to him or her.I will treasure this.Now,my cellphone,camera(yes,it fits) and memory card reader has an alternative storage.And of course, thanks to Kuya Avel and SMART.
You may read this for more informations about Rags to Riches,Inc.
I used to pass in that area everyday in my way going home.The construction of the building was very fast.It took just 30 days to finish it.The lot owned by the Lorenzo family had been idle for many many years.But look at now,there stood a magnificent and enticing building.The newest hangout in Barangay Calumpang and the seventh Jollibee outlet in General Santos City:The Jollibee Calumpang.
Jollibee Calumpang has a strategic location.It is located at national highway of Barangay Calumpang ,adjacent to the new Rengel building in which popular businesses are also put up like Giacominos,Dunkin Donut,Denver drugs and Bull's Eye Internet Cafe.It is beside Rowell Canning Corporation and not so far from fishing industries including the Fish Port.The site is also near Barangay Calumpang Hall ,Antonio Acharon Sports Complex,Cahilsot Elementary School and Romana Acharon Elementary School.I'm sure students and teachers of General Santos City High School are just delighted because it is just a walking distance from the school.
The opening day of Jollibee Calumpang last October 30 was a crowd- drawer. As early as 5:30 in the morning, the place was already jampacked with customers.Even before the opening day,500 pesos promo tickets were already sold out.Holders of those tickets entitled for the raffle draw in which the major prize was a flat screen TV.Free Jollibee Umbrellas were also given to the first 200 dine-in and take -out customers with chickenjoy or chicken barbecue bucket purchases and to the first 200 drive-thru customers who purchased chickenjoy or chicken barbecue buckets.
My sister,niece and me
|Soccsksargen Bloggers:Me,Marz,Avel,Yadu Karu and Nanardz|
Children(and adult) enjoyed the program prepared for them and had the chance to meet the Jollitown characters.There was a dance contest in the evening and a mini concert featuring local bands of the city.The program ended at 12 midnight.
One thing is sure,people of Barangay Calumpang and nearby Barangays like Fatima,Tambler and Labangal(and walk-in customers) are glad and grateful that Jollibee put up an outlet in Calumpang.By the way,the store opens at 6 am. to 10 pm.
Using only song names from ONE ARTIST or GROUP, cleverly answer these questions. Pass it on to people you like and include me (presuming I’m someone you like). You can’t use the band or artist I used. Try not to repeat a song title. It’s a lot harder than you think! Re-post as “My life according to (band or artist name)”…
Are you a male or female:
What Kind of Girl
Just As I Am
How do you feel:
Feel Like Screaming
Describe where you currently live:
The Earth Is
If you could go anywhere, where would you go?
A Place Where We Belong
Your favorite form of transportation?
Your best friend?
Favorite time of the day:
You and your best friend are…
Making Love Out of Nothing at all
What’s the weather like?
If your life was a TV show what would it be called:
What a Life
Evidence of Love
One More Chance
Lonely is the Night
Lonely is the Night
What is the best advice you have to give?
Do What You Do"
Do What You Do"
Thought for the Day:
"Don't be Afraid"
"Don't be Afraid"
"Put Love in your Life"
"Put Love in your Life"
I may not be active in blogging lately but I still find time to read blogs.Given the short time I have in the internet,I prioritize the links in my blogroll.These blogs such as Gensan News Online Mag and Ganda Ever So Much keep me updated in what's going on in the city especially now that the Tuna Festival is in progress.The other blogs I'm reading are informative,inspiring,entertaining and influential.
Speaking of influential, for the first time,I'm joining Janet Toral's search for The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2011.Here are my nominees.
1.Mother Instincts. Despite her work as a government employee and a mother of two smart kids,Sheng Dumalay,updates her blog regularly by sharing her ideas on parenting,household tips and her experiences as a mother which are truly helpful.
2.Eat's Terrific.It's very obvious,the author of this 'delicious' blog is a food- lover.Orman Manansala enticingly writes his escapades to fine restaurants,good food and delightful menus he himself prepared.Bonus:mouth watering photos of yummy foods.
3.Jinky's Kitchen World.It reminds me of Judy Ann Santos who loves to cook for her loved ones.Jinky Borela is the 'chief cook' of this food blog and she shares her nutritious menus to her readers.
4.Kikay Much.Want beauty tips?This blog will give you informations about hair,skin,make- up and fashion trends. A salon owner,Donna Mae Congson is already a successful entrepreneur at a young age and ready to answer your querries about beauty and 'kikayness'.
5.Bookworm of Gensan.As the title suggests,the author of this blog, Sir Gilbert Tan is the number one bookworm of Gensan.This blog is an expression of his passion for books.He gives his readers tips on good books.
6.The Teachers's Notebook.This blog of a teacher, Ariel Lalisan, is helpful to the teachers and students alike.The author who is also an artist in his own right willingly shares his experiences as an educator.
7.Pinay Travelogue.I'm just new to this blog but I find it fascinating .I enjoyed reading Lynette Galinero's posts about her travels to different places.And the photos are just great!
8.General Joana. An interesting personal blog of Joana Lapore,a true blue General herself.
9.Hoy Sakura.A blog written in verse by Sakura.Fun to read .
10.13th Witch.The blog title is already unique.Leah Valle is a cool,friendly person and so with this blog.
That complete my lists.You can still nominate until September 7,2011 by following the procedures here.
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Sam Milby is undoubtedly one of the sexiest actors in Philippine showbiz industry.Tagged as the Acoustic Heartrob,this Pinoy Big Brother ex-housemate in 2005 has gone a long way when it comes to his career-from music,television ,product endorsements to movies.
His last solo album,Sam Milby:A Little Too Perfect is a big hit.And soon, Star Records will release his 4th album.In an interview with "Showbiz News Ngayon", Milby said it has been almost 3 years since he recorded an album."Guys, it's been almost 2 years, magti-3 years na wala akong solo album. So abangan niyo po," Milby said.The actor said his upcoming album will feature all original compositions.
Will he be singing some of these songs in THE BIG SHOW?
Oh yes,the sexy hunk/singer/actor Sam Milby will be having a free concert at Lagao Gym on July 16,2011 at 7 pm.He will be joined by the musically talented Nyoy Volante and Mula sa Puso star Lauren Young.Plus two surprise stand up comediennes."Hmm, sino kaya sila?
Thanks Kcc mall of Gensan for bringing almost all of the country's top performers to General Santos City.For more informations and a chance to win a free VIP ticket to the Big Show Concert ,LIKE them on FACEBOOK.Click here.And follow them on Twitter, @kccmalls.You may email them at ASK@kccmall.net or call KCC Hotline 083 554-555.
See you there...