Showing posts with label New Year. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New Year. Show all posts

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Have A Blessed and Wonderful 2022

12:24:00 AM

 

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A new year has come and we're all praying for a better year. As we face the new stage of our lives let us all be mindful of the things that we need to learn. History is not just the past but a lesson to bring to the present and our guide into the future. 


To all our readers and to those who simply passed by and read a few lines from this blog, I just want to extend the grace of the Lord to you and share the spirit of optimism as we face the new challenges of life. Let's take the journey and be thrilled in the adventure of life. 


Happy New Year to all!

Thursday, December 31, 2020

How I look 2021

10:18:00 PM


2020 has indeed given us all the hardship. Disaster after disaster and the worse event this year is the Covid19 pandemic. One of the health situations that no one predicted it is coming. I just remember my mother telling me words from her mother that every time this number comes, which is the number 2 that is pictured to be similar to someone kneeling is interpreted as a hardship. Plus there were zeroes beside it. It may be true or not but it happened that we have truly gone through a tough year.

In every darkness, there is always that ray of light or spark of hope that flickers within each one of us. A faith that all things shall pass, and through Him everything is possible.

2021, a year after disaster and pandemic, will probably set a new outlook in life. Looking to it more positively with full of hopes. Why hopeful? Well, it's not just because we are alive and well but because there's always a good reason to be thankful to the Lord.

Also, I somehow look at the year ahead of something in significance most especially the numbers that lie within it, the figures it represents. Here are my thoughts about it and from others as well. 
  1. 2021, from the numbers, there are still two kneeling figures but will probably be interpreted as our faith. The good news is that there will be one (1) zero, which will make our hardships lesser, and of course, the number one, which represents a straight line, will probably make our way to rehabilitation. Making us all rise from all the problems in 2020.
  2.  Adding all the numbers in 2021 will give us 5. A significant number not only in numerology but also in the Bible. In numerology 5 is associated with the five elements (Water, Fire, Earth, Wood, and Metal) in Chinese philosophy. It is also historically associated with the Emperor of China.

        While in the Bible, the number 5 plays an important role as well, here are some of it. 

  • The God’s law is consists of five books, which are called Pentateuch. The New Testament Pentateuch consists of 4 gospels and Acts, which can be considered God’s grace and favor to humankind.
  • John, who wrote 5 books concerning the grace of God and forever the life of the soul.
  • The God’s grace symbolism was seen when Jesus took 5 loaves of bread and transformed them into the amount enough to feed five thousand people. (Matthew 14:17).
  • The instruction given by God to build a “tabernacle in the wilderness” was all centered around number five, everything was made out of five components, like 5 curtains, 5 pillars, 5 bars, etc. Also, there were 5 ingredients in the holy oil, which was needed to sanctify the tabernacle.
  • The God’s presence was shown by number 5. The book of Psalms has 5 main chapters.
  • There are 5 offerings to Israel provided by God. (Leviticus).
  • Moses wrote five books. This number shows the God’s plan and influence on humans, his grace and presence

So, whatever reference you would like to look at things in the coming year it almost describes a similar notion about the numbers and the figures. But of course, with the prayer of everyone and the positive outlook for the coming year, things will get better. Prayer is always the best weapon in everything that we do. 

God bless everyone and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Chinatown Lai Lai Hotel, A Lucky Place To Spend Chinese New Year

5:49:00 AM

Though I have been visiting Binondo since I was a child I have never been to this place at Chinese New Year's Eve. This was my first time to be here and witnessed how busy the oldest Chinatown in the world. I was honored that Chinatown Lai Lai Hotel invited bloggers and gave an opportunity to witnessed the celebration of the Chinese New Year in Chinatown. I think it is one of the lucky places to spend Chinese New Year.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Chinatown Lai Lai Hotel Lets You Experience The Special Celebration of Chinese New Year

8:42:00 PM

A festive occasion  as every Chinese community welcomes the Lunar Year with a joyous celebrations. In line with this event Chinatown Lai Lai Hotel herald the Lunar Year with traditional festive goodies and sumptuous feasts which is set to take place on February 7, 2016, 6:00 pm to 12:00 mn.

To celebrate the year of the Fire Monkey, Chinatown Lai Lai Hotel has prepared an array of traditional Chinese activities. The celebration will kick off with a Lion Dance and Taoist Blessing to bring good luck to the whole Filipino and Chinese community. There will also be snippets of Feng Shui forecasts and predictions for the upcoming year.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

A Warm Welcome to The Year of The Fire Monkey 2016

11:27:00 AM

2015 has been a very good year for us and it has opened doors of great opportunities, so we thank you Lord for the past year. Now that 2016 is here may we move forward and face the year with enthusiasm and eagerness. A warm welcome to the year of the Fire Monkey.

So for this year we ask you dear readers, what are the places, person, restaurants and foods that you would like for us to feature here in Kwento Ni Toto? If you have plenty of things in mind kindly comment it here and we'll be glad to have it here.

So again, though this is very much late of a greeting to all, HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A Big Thank You and Happy New Year From Kwento Ni Toto

8:02:00 AM

It's been a very blessed and fruitful year for Kwento Ni Toto and that's because of you, dear readers. You've made us strive more to share stories that we've been to, heard and saw. We even shared some of the treats that you like. With that we extend our gratitude and thanks. Thank you!

To all the companies, PR firms, brands and products thank you for having us in your campaigns, launches, and events. The experiences that we had are stories worth not only of writing but sharing as well. It was a once in a life time experience and every moment is story to remember and share.

To all the friends, acquaintances and people we met along the journey, thank you!

Few more hours 2014 will be a memory and we will be welcoming 2015. A new year ahead of us to make stories and share the blessings.

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!  

Friday, January 10, 2014

Kwento Ni Toto Looking Forward for 2014

11:02:00 PM

2013 has indeed made a good year for Kwento Ni Toto.  A great year that made us gain us more followers and readers and of course brands and companies, and actors and singers that put their trust on us in sharing their latest products, movies, music and campaigns.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Happy New Year To All!

11:06:00 PM

Before anything else I would like to greet all the readers a Happy New Year to all!  This marks the beginning of Kwento Ni Toto's year and this will be a very blessed and fruitful year.  Let us embrace the year and make a good change.

To all brands, companies, individuals, PR agencies who have made our year 2012 fruitful thank and for this year, 2013 let us work together again and bring joy to everybody.

Once again HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Enjoy Chinese Street Food At SM North Sky Garden

8:41:00 AM
As part of the celebration of the Chinese New Year, SM City North EDSA is showcasing the different Chinese Street Foods at their Sky Garden area.  Making every customers, passersby, and guests crave for those yummy and delicious foods.

The Chinese Street Food Festival has started last January 17 and it will end on 23.   So, if you're planning to have some food tripping this long weekend better get your friends or families and run to SM City North EDSA Sky Garden for that yummy and tasting experience.

To better get you more enthusiastic in getting there here's a sample of what you could expect at the Chinese Street Food Festival.  Below are some of the pics from the Chicken Deli stall participated in the said festival.  Aside from there are lots of other food stalls that offers tasty Chinese street foods.  Well, our correspondent Jefferson was lucky enough to experience that crave quenching and tummy filling event.


Chicken Deli is one of their stop over.  Chicken Deli provides a variety of chicken dishes for their consumers.  One of their best selling is the Chicken Inasal which was really known in Bacolod and was really a hit for the masses.  They also offers chicken barbeques and also they have this Special Batchoy.

Image courtesy of Aylin

Govby's Food Stall... not really familiar with this food stall but they are offering different tummy fillers.  Some of their hunger quenching foods are the Hong Kong Noodles which I think are fried noodles, mini siopaos, and some shabu-shabu.

Image courtesy of Aylin





Image courtesy of Aylin


My Red Basket offers a delightful list of pork and shrimp siomai, beef siomai and also marcon and siopao.  Some of the typical Chinese food that can be seen around in Chinese streets.

Image courtesy of Aylin

Siomai House is also one of those known siomai seller in the country and believe me their siomai is a hit.

Photo courtesy of Aylin

Photo courtesy of Azrael.

Better head on now to SM City North EDSA!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

PIZZA HUT PUSHES FOR JUAN TIME IN PRE-NEW YEAR COUNTDOWN

3:07:00 AM

Last night was an on time event that made most of the by-standers, viewers, media and guests synchronize their timepiece with the Philippine Standard Time as Pizza Hut pushes for Juan Time in celebration of the coming New Year.   Of course yours truly did the synchronization as well so prayerfully this coming year there will be no more tardiness for me.

The Juan Time Pre-New Year Countdown was initiated by Pizza Hut with the partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and Discovery Channel.  The synchronization was led by Pizza Hut's Brand Ambassadress' Shamcey Supsup and Venus Raj viewing the Philippine Standard Time on a giant timepiece of Timex.   After the synchronization, the much awaited countdown for the fireworks commenced and everyone enjoyed the fireworks display.

The JUAN TIME encourages everyone to set their timepieces to Philippine Standard Time you can visit www.pizzahut.com.ph or the DOST site www.dost.gov.ph.   Let's all set our time JUAN TIME!

Read more about Pizza Hut's Juan Time

To unite the 7,100 islands in one time.


This was the main objective of the recent pre-New Year countdown at the Araneta Center launched by Pizza Hut with beauty queens Venus Raj and Shamcey Supsup.

A day before the fireworks erupted in the metro to usher in 2012, Pizza Hut, together with partners Discovery Channel and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) emphasized the need for Juan Time, the new and more productive concept of Filipino time that espouses punctuality. The campaign aims to synchronize all timepieces in the country’s more than 7,000 islands to Philippine Standard Time. DOST’s “Juan Time” (a word play on one time and Juan), shows that keeping to the Philippine Standard Time prevents the difficulties of having unsynchronized and confusing time.


 Established decades ago, Philippine Standard Time is set by DOST’s Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the country’s official timekeeper since 1978.

“Juan Time” is an advocacy that is very much in line with Pizza Hut’s own “Hate Late” campaign that focuses on being on time, all the time. This is the reason why Pizza Hut deliveries are always on hot on the dot, reaching a near perfect 99.8% of on time deliveries. With this, Pizza Hut has helped reverse the previous negative connotation of Filipino Time and has upgraded this to “Juan Time” which is synonymous with punctuality and productivity.


Even international beauty queens appreciate the value of being on time in their lives.

Venus Raj says, “Pizza Hut is Philippine Standard Time or Juan Time. Dapat iisa lang ang reference natin ng oras para lagi tayong on time. If we all have the same time, there is a better chance for us to be punctual in our commitments.” Shamcey Supsup on the other hand enthuses, “Time is a resource that is very important but oftentimes overlooked. In order to reach our personal and professional goals in the coming year, we have to be more conscious of our time and to use it productively. One minute wasted is one minute gone forever.”


The “Juan Time” advocacy in Pizza Hut is not a one-day affair. On the contrary, this is targeted at being a continuing campaign among Filipino people to be always on time.

The pre-New Year countdown and synchronization of timepieces took the mold of a New Year’s party with simultaneous performances of chorales, marching bands, drum beaters and dancing delivery rider performances. The festivities started with the Magical Parade of Lights that circled the Araneta Center. After this, Venus and Shamcey led the countdown to setting everyone’s watches in sync with Philippine Standard Time. This was followed by much fanfare, dancing and a spectacular fireworks display.

Pizza Hut’s Marketing Manager Raymund Nobleza says, “we hope that Juan Time encourages all Filipinos to junk the habit of being late and making excuses for this. As we embark on a brand new year, we wish champion this mindset of being on time so that we all have a better chance of reaching our goals in the coming year.” Nobleza also assures Pizza Hut customers, “you can be sure that Juan Time is Pizza Hut Time and that we will always be hot on the dot.”

Pizza Hut is home to the country’s Pinaka-Pizza, serving awesome food with fast and friendly service. For more awesome dishes, check out Pizza Hut’s website at www.pizzahut.com.ph , dial 911-1111 for deliveries in Metro Manila or be a fan of Pizza Hut on Facebook.




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