Friday, June 05, 2009


Convenient is a word mostly used whenever we answer the question Why? Why did you do that? Because it is convenient. Why did you accept that job? Because it is convenient. Why did you take a cab when you can walk in going to your workplace? Because it is convenient. Yeah, we always answer with the word convenient. That is why I now understand that a store nearby is called as a convenience store. Because it is convenient to buy items there than to go to the supermarket or shopping mall.

There is a convenience store near the MRT in Woodlands. Whenever I passed there, I was always tempted to buy small items like pens and ribbons for I was too lazy to go up to Popular and buy those stationery materials. It was really convenient especially if I need a few items only.

Then three weeks ago, I saw a signage/banner, a wall mural actually, glued on its outside wall where people walking by would notice instantly. I got a terrible headache when I read it: "Convience Store". But as days passed by, I get used to seeing it. Actually, I could say that my mind had already accustomed me to it and it seemed correct already. Seeing the word convience everyday made me accept it as correct even though I knew that it was incorrect. Seeing the visual repeatedly apparently conditioned my mind.

Then this morning when I passed by, the wordings were already corrected. I saw the wordings as correct: Convenience Store. Surely, I felt happy for the change but I felt my head trobbing. Why so? Why did it got corrected when I already got used to saying convience on my mind? Headache. I confess, I have to condition my mind again....LOL...

Why am I telling this anecdote? Because I just understood the great power of advertisement, publicity and PR machinery on people. I also understand now why there are big banners and millions of budget to advertise a person, a product and a company. Those ads and publicity do affect and change people's thinking.

With all the headline news in the Philippines, I just hope that people will still realize which ones are correct and which ones are incorrect. Hmmm, take the con-ass, I'm afraid in the next few days the Philippines has a Prime Minister as a head of state instead of a President. Oh, forgive me. It is just because it is really convenient to accept that. Joke only.... What do you think?

Sunday, April 26, 2009

See You Soon Again

Though you are already there in Williamsburg,

we know for sure that your hearts are with us.

We can guarrantee you that we can

always give you unconditional Love.


See you soon again whether here or there...

Happy in Singapore: We Are Family

We are one happy family!
We thank God for giving us
the chance to be together
as a whole happy family
here in Singapore.
Of course, we thank our son-in-law Allan
for bringing his family here
to be with us.
We are the happiest family on earth!!!

Happy in Singapore: Singapore Zoo

The girls enjoyed watching the animals
in their natural habitats.
Surely, they will always remember
this experience of coming face to
face with the animals.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Happy in Singapore: Woodlands Library

The girls enjoyed two hours at the
library. At the same time, they met a
new friend.

Happy in Singapore: Pony Ride at ViVo City

Aside from City Hall, HarbourFront was the girls
favourite as Vivo City is the largest
shopping mall here. Not only did they enjoy shopping
and of course eating, they also had a lot of fun playing
and they enjoyed their pony rides too.

Happy in Singapore: Jurong Bird Park

The girls had a lot of fun in Jurong Bird Park
specially Karllise who obviously is an animal lover.
They also got close and personal with the birds
at the Lory Loft.
The trip was a mesmerizing experience
for the girls as they also saw the
highest man-made waterfall.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Happy in Singapore: Dolphin Lagoon

The girls enjoyed the show at the lagoon.
When they were younger, they used to
call the dolphin as "over". Now, they can name them as dolphins.
They were so amazed of the pink dolphins as they
underwent a series of interactive feeding and
training sessions specifically designed to demonstrate
their natural ability of tail-walking synchronisation.

Happy in Singapore: TimeZone

The girls had a lot of fun in TimeZone
at Causeway Point.

Happy in Singapore: Night Safari

The Night Safari was the first attraction

the girls went to with us.

They got bored with the Creature of the Night Show

as they waited for thirty minutes, that Darrielle

blurted "I don't like it!!" They got excited only with the

tram ride and the animal themed souvenir shops.