Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Boss and his comment

D'Arcy read the post I wrote about him and he sent me this reply via Facebook. Thank you Boss for hopping on to my little corner in the blogosphere. Keep well!
"Hi Lany Girl, I am overawed at the magnificent tribute you have so beautifully written about me. I gave you nothing you did not already have, all I did was give you the opportunity and encouragement to show the world what you are capable of doing. I am very proud of what you achieved on BEAM and at SMI and know that I will remain happy in the knowledge that in a small way I may have helped you realize your full potential and that you will go on utilizing your exceptional skills and abilities for years to come. Good luck to you Lany Girl." :)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

The "Boss"

 "Leaders should influence others in such a way that it builds people up, encourages and edifies them so they can duplicate this attitude in others." - Bob Goshen 
Today or make that yesterday, October 5th was World Teachers' Day to celebrate the individuals who were instrumental in shaping who we are today - our teachers. I have done a blogpost in 2010 honoring my Philosophy teacher in college Mr. Jose Maria Tomacruz or simply Sir Nonoy for teaching me the value of hard work. This year it was an easy choice who I want to pay tribute to. He was a teacher but not my teacher and he taught a subject in school I was not crazy about. My mentor and yes, my hero - Ian D'Arcy Walsh.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Prodigal blogger ME

I am a prodigal blogger.

I discovered blogging back in 2006-2007 when my office mate Red told what it was and invited me to make my blog then he will host it for me. Without batting an eyelash, I listened intently to his "sales talk" and to a 26-year old career girl so eager to prove her worth, I saw blogging as a means to conquer the world, to let my thoughts be heard and to put to practical use what I learned in college. I didn't know what to call my blog, I need to have a catchy title. Something that would make people want to read whatever I write, something that would make me famous. Red suggested Drama Queen - you know, girls who sweat even the most minute things, someone who has a lot of "kadramahan" in her life. That's how Confessions of an Urban Drama Queen was born.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Supermarket shopping with an "umph"

Grocery shopping just got a little better with the opening of the newest branch of SM Supermarket at SM Lanang Premier. The leading food retailer we, especially mommies, have come to love for its wide and fresh choices offers Davaoenos a little bit more.

The new SM Lanang Supermarket promises to give shoppers an all-new lifestyle with fresh trends and more choices with its personalized customer assistance, exciting promos, new products and sophisticated services. Last September 27, Davao Bloggers were given a special tour around the 5,000 square meter supermarket and introduced to us the services we have all been familiar with plus new innovations to make our supermarket shopping more comfortable and budget-friendly. Okay, Ina-Tay is loving you already.

Davao bloggers at the special SM Supermarket Lanang (photo courtesy of blogging couple Cris and Ace Nierva)

Allow me to give you a run-through of what to expect: