August 30, 2011

Thanks Much!

Last month my Aunt Marlene and her family from Canada went home to have their family vacation. I am so blessed to have a relatives like them because of their thoughtfulness and generosity to my family.

I know this is a late post but still it comes from the bottom of our hearts to say Thank You to all of you!

Thank you so much for these stuffs...

Special thanks to Serenity Hope (Josh's 3rd degree cousin)
for this wonderful stroller and body suit.

Thank you and God Bless to the Evangelista Family-
Aunty Marlene, Uncle Dave, Charity & Tom, JedMarc & JanMae!

Homebased Jobs!

Don't you know that with the help of technologies and internet nowadays makes one's life more easier? There are lots of Filipinos who engaged in home based jobs- I think this is a good job for stay at home moms. While they are taking care of their children at home, they can also make their own money through applying for this what we called online jobs. It's so easy, you just have to sign-up and apply for a job that you think you are qualified for then just wait for a call for your online interview. Yeah you read it right, online interview- most of the employers are using this MegaMeeting video conferencing software to make it possible for the applicants to be reach by them easily. Aside from this kind of software, it also makes anyone to be reach anywhere in the world to log on and participate in ones Internet meeting. See, how easy it is!

HHmmmm, how I wish I can be a full time mom too just like my friends who's earning much more through their online jobs!

August 29, 2011

CDO's Golden Float Parade 2011


It’s been five years ago when I started to witness the Golden Float Parade that our city holds. Last Saturday, it’s another memorable day that I witnessed together with my family- hubby, daughter, sis and cousins. We went to the city proper so early so as to see those different entries and be able to judge on my own who’s my bet to win the said contest. Anyway, the road was full of different colors, different faces and different work-arts being displayed. Truly, we are proud to be one of the Kagay-anons!

Here’s one of my bets below:

August 28, 2011

Marketing Strat

Do you know that Marketing strategy is a process that can allow an organization to concentrate its limited resources on the greatest opportunities to increase sales and achieve a sustainable competitive advantage? This is what my hubby is into for their family business- he is the one who is held responsible in prospecting new clients using his prowess as a marketer and at the same time Operations Manager. He has lots of marketing strategies in convincing his clients other than the usual way of attracting his market and one of these are the uniform that they are using with the name of the company on it plus the custom pins that they are using. So far, it's quite effective!

August 25, 2011

Attended the PFA Regional Press Conference

Last August 22, 2011 I was invited by Geiser Maclang to attend the PFA Regional Press Conference here in the city of Golden Friendship.

I just want to share it with you what was it all about....

Franchising to Further Rev Up World Economies

Franchising will continue to strongly fuel the growth of some of the world’s largest and emerging economies according to a joint statement issued by 32 countries that attended the World Franchise Council (WFC) meeting hosted by the German Franchise Association in Berlin, Germany last April 12-16.

This was announced by incumbent WFC chair and Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) chairman emeritus Samie Lim, who led the Philippine team which attended the international meeting of franchise associations worldwide. Lim was joined by Bing Sibal-Limjoco, PFA vice chair and chair of Franchise Asia 2011 organizing committee and Chit Estrada, PFA executive director. Apart from leading the country’s WFC delegation, Lim also met with financial institutions providing support to the British franchising sector in London, England.

“As articulated in the WFC Berlin Declaration of 2011, the global outlook is bullish for franchised businesses as they are expected to bolster the levels of national income, employment opportunities and investments in the world’s top economies like India and China, as well as ASEAN markets like the Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia,” Lim said.

“Based on the country reports presented by national franchise associations for year 2010, the franchising multiplier remains a vital driver of economic activity,” Lim added. “In this sense, franchising’s important contribution in forging a robust global economy cannot be overstated.”

WFC, an amicable, non-political body founded in 1994, will hold its next meeting in Manila, Philippines on September 20-22. This high-level meeting of leading franchising figures is one of the four major activities of FA 2011, touted as the biggest franchise event in Asia, which will also highlight the country’s position as Southeast Asia’s franchise investment gateway for foreign and local brands according to FA 2011 chair Bing Sibal-Limjoco.

First hosted by the Philippines 10 years ago, Limjoco said “the global franchising community is expectant of another successful staging of Franchise Asia. The challenge for the country is to equal if not surpass the achievements of previous WFC meeting hosts. That is why the entire franchising sector is looking at various organizations and institutions including the government as major partners in ensuring that the very goals of this event are met.”

In the US, franchising currently represents 18 million jobs and US$2.1 trillion of economic activity according to the International Franchise Association (IFA). On the other hand, China’s franchising sector posted total network sales of US$ 47.83 billion and employment of 825,000 individuals based on 2010 figures released by China Chain Store and Franchise Association. The Association expects 10-20 percent growth for both Chinese and foreign franchised brands over the next five years.

Franchising in Great Britain remains very strong as it recorded an overall industry turnover of £11.8 billion and generated 465,000 in employment last year according to the British Franchise Confederation. Meanwhile, the French Franchise Federation revealed that France’s franchising sector had an industry turnover of Euro 48 billion to the French economy. On the other hand, Germany recorded growths in terms of industry turnover, employment and membership in 2010. The German Franchise Association said the sector, which generated 463,000 in jobs posted Euro 55 billion in industry turnover.

In the Philippines, franchising accounted for US$9.45 billion or 30 percent of retail output in 2010 with over a million employment opportunities generated. The sector is expected to grow by 20 percent in the next two years. Lim said this is attributable to several factors like the entry of new players from micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), continued rise of the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, and introduction of indigenous and food concepts.

“The country is riding the crest of political and economic stability that is highlighted by new investors’ confidence in the country. With consumer index at an all-time, the Philippines offers the most strategic place for expanding and investing in franchising.

The Philippines still has to enjoy the full benefits of franchising as a strategy for growing one’s business,” Lim added. We always benchmark with what the other countries are doing to maximize the potentials of franchising.

In his meeting with representatives of UK’s Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Lloyds TBS, and HSBC, Lim noted the banks’ full commitment and support in helping grow the British franchising sector. These banks offer funding programs for both newcomers and established franchises.

RBS has allotted a £100-million franchise fund for new business entrants. It can lend up to 70 percent of the amount required for the franchise business with repayment terms up to 10 years.

Likewise, Lloyds TBS provides between 50 to 70 percent of the total start-up funding required including working capital. HSBC has had a franchise unit for over 20 years that offer investment advice on how to finance a franchise.

Similarly, more and more Philippine banks are now looking more closely to franchising and are offering better programs, Lim noted.

“Hopefully, more financial institutions would be inspired by the lending programs of these banks to enable aspiring and established Filipino franchise players reap the many tried-and-tested investment benefits of franchising. With banks establishing a franchise lending and assistance fund, the sustained growth of Philippine franchising is secured.”

To know more about the event, visit or and register on-line for special admission rates. Other details can be obtained from the PFA Secretariat at tel. nos. (02) 687-0365 to 67; (02) 798-2543; 0917-8320731, or e-mail For more information on the Expo, call the exhibit management team Global Link MP Events at (02) 750-8588; 0917-8320732 or e-mail

August 18, 2011

Giving Birth via C-Section

This was taken last May 23, 2011 at exactly 2:25pm when I gave birth to our second child Joshua. He weighs 7.8 lbs and with a length of 50 cm. I'm so happy to see him super healthy when he came out. Super thank you Lord!

August 16, 2011

Techie Me?

Me? No I'm not!!! I do have gadgets but I only own a few unlike my sister who always love to collect such. I'm not updated on what's in and what's out in the market. Guess what? I own a few because of my sis and I'm so excited for my other gadget to arrive before the year ends and it will be my new blackberry phone (thanks to her). She asked me if I also want to have an ipod, and I told her that maybe next time I can have it together with it's ipod docks.

Ops! Does it mean that I'm starting to be a techie girl this time? Uhm I guess so....:)

August 14, 2011


Would you agree with me that without watch you can't complete your tasks in time? To some it's helpful but to some is the other way around-they feel uncomfortable wearing such. Well not for my hubby and me since it really helps us to be on time in the office especially that I am so particular when it comes to time. :) Speaking of watch, hubby do loves to collect such. Every time we go to malls he sees to it and look for new arrivals of watches. He even told me that he wants to buy a sporty watch like the Momentum M1 Watch before the year ends. Well, hope to have a bigger bonus this time so that I can grant him one of his wishes.

By the way, I need to WATCH out for their year-end sales (hope so)!

August 13, 2011

We are Family!

Last July 29, 2011 was my cousin's wedding. It was such a happy day for us since most of my relatives from Canada were here to attend the said event. It was also a sort of a family reunion for all of us! It's so nice to be with my family and relatives once in a while. :)

Valero Family

my own family....
ops! my baby Josh was left in the house w/ my mom...

August 12, 2011

7 Great Sites For Online Study Guides For Christian Courses

When you are a Christian then you need to always be studying your faith. This is a title that you continually earn by learning about and living by the teachings of the Christian faith. Here are 7 great sites for online study guides for Christian courses that can assist you in doing both and just what you can get out of them.

The Different Versions Of The Bible

Some of these online study guides help you to understand that there are different version of the Bible and why these different versions exist. They can help you to see the many words and passages that have been changed over the years and how interpretations of the Bible change over time. These study guides can help you to understand the Bible itself even as you study its content.

Bible Verses

These online study guides can help you to isolate different Bible verses to seek out deeper meanings. Everyone knows the popular verses but do you know the less popular ones and how they might be able to help you grow in your faith? Seeing these verses both in and out of context can help you to see the Scriptures with fresh eyes.

Interpretations Of Bible Verses

There are many different interpretations of Bible verses and these study guides can help you to see what they are. These guides can help you to understand the context of the times in which verses were written and how they apply to your life today. With so many different interpretations of Bible verses, you need to take the time to study these verses on your own so that you can come to know what they mean to you.

Christian Perspectives On Modern Life

The Christian faith is not a list of rules that can be passed around or quoted at the right time. It is a way of living that shows everyone around you what you believe whether you speak about it or if you never say a single word. These study guides can help you to see past society's view of modern life and morality to see what the Christian faith has to say on these matters.

The Importance Of Ongoing Study

Ongoing study is essential to be always deepening your understanding and your faith. To live by Christian beliefs you must know what they are. If you call yourself a Christian without studying Christian beliefs or without living by those beliefs then you are using the word without living the experience. This is why ongoing study is so important.

What Does It Take To Be Saved?

It is easy to get drawn into what is popular. You may think that you can let your morality slide and still expect salvation but do you really think that this is how it works? These study guides can help to remind you that you are not trying to live by the standards of the people around you but by God's standards.

7 Great Sites For Christian Study Guides
  1. Bible Study Lessons
  2. Unique Bible Study
  3. Bibleseo
  5. Bible Study
  6. Courses for Growing Christians
Tom H. Reinecker provides extensive information to potential students who are interested in finding an exemplary Christian college online.

August 6, 2011

Preparing One's Future

I know everyone of us is planning of one’s future. We go to school then we work after so as to have a good and a bright life ahead of us. Now that I am earning for a living, it’s part of our plan to have a family life insurance that sells annuities at the same time. It would be useless if we will just work and work without looking what lies before us. It feels so good that rest assured all of my family will get a lifetime pension, isn’t it? So, if you haven’t prepared as of the moment then it’s high time for you to invest for your future NOW!

August 5, 2011

Getting An MBA is an Answer

Are you a job-seeker who is looking for more responsibility and pay, seeking more leverage in obtaining a work/life balance, or contemplating a move into management -- and are considering returning to school to get your MBA? Yes I do!

Two years after I earned my bachelors degree in Business Management, I enrolled my post graduate studies in preparation for my future career promotion. Actually, I was working then when I took up my Masters in Public Administration. I thought of enrolling such graduate studies for the reason that I am employed in a government agency but unfortunately, until now there’s no promotion that happens in our office due to the rationalization plan imposed by our government. Still no regret in getting such because I believe I can still use it when time comes.

But for now, I realized that I need to take up another studies like MBA since hubby and I is also into business. I know it would be a great help for me in running our family business too. Aside from that I am contemplating to apply for another and move to another level- which is to work especially on the multinational companies (Private). I do believe that getting an MBA is a great career accelerator for me across a number of industries and for sure I can usually command higher salaries. Not only that, promotions on private companies can be easily obtain unlike in the government it will take some years. In doing so, I will be able to experience a life design for me and for my family.

Now, I am currently looking for a top business schools wherein I can enroll and be able to enjoy the benefits after. Of course I am considering this colorado business school if given a chance and in the end I could say that getting an MBA is an answer!

I am participating in a blogger campaign for a sponsor who represents mba programs Colorado and was compensated. However, the views and opinions are my own.

August 1, 2011

Vote for my Son

I have submitted this entry to and have joined their Pic of the week contest under the newborn category. I hope we will win together with my son.

Please cast in your VOTEs now! Thanks much!