Saturday, December 31, 2011

Bayeee 2011, Hayeee 2012!

It may not be like yours, but year 2011 had been my best as of now. I started it with my first job ever after finishing college in November 2010. With that, my simplest dreams followed one by one. To name a few, I was able to travel to two beautiful destinations here in the country: Zambales, and Ilocos.

I was able to visit ABS-CBN and watch Showtime live.

I was able to transform(naks!) myself in wearing what I'd planned for months in our company's Christmas party, haha.

And before the year ends, I was able to meet our quota!

These may be the simplest dreams compare to yours, but I treasure them and look forward to more big surprises Year 2012 will be giving me. At his best, I Thank God for these.


Ako Kyir.
Hapi Nyu Nyir!

Monday, November 21, 2011

One Of A Kind Philippines: Ilocos

My second destination before the year ends was in (drumroll..)Ilocos!!!

I'd spent more or less Php 4,500—not bad—with my getaway buddies: Herlyn, Rose, Chen, Maria, Pao, and Pam.

Here's our itinerary:

Day 1: November 18, 2011; Friday

  • Kusina Felicitas
  • Baluarte ni Chavit Singson
  • Bell Tower
  • Padre Burgos House
  • Crisologo Museum
  • Quirino Ancestral House
  • Heritage Village
  • Juan Luna House
  • Pres. Marcos Presidential Center
  • Paoay Church
  • MalacaƱang Ti Amianan of the North
  • Ilocos Norte Convention Center
  • Fort Ilocandia Hotel

Thursday, November 10, 2011

It's Showtime

Along with my office mates Gem, Rose, Chen, and Herlyn, we went to ABS-CBN's Building and got the chance to watch Showtime live. We need to sleep for only two hours(from 2-4am) just to make it.

We were toured around the TV Network before watching Showtime. Went to the studio where shows like ASAP Rocks, Rated K and TodaMax tape. We also learned that their cameras can manipulate these studios, that they can be widened when shown to our TV screens compare to its 'narrow' actual size.

We saw MYX's VJ Iya Villania and TV Patrol News Anchor Ted Failon while making a tour.

While waiting for the Showtime to air, we were first choreographed four dance steps that were kind of simple, but with a limited space from where we stood, it made us bump to each other.

SCREAM slash YELL slash CLAP slash LAUGH, had all experience inside the Showtime studio. 

Before going to work at 3pm, we first had our lunch in Glorietta 4. Sort of tiredness and sleepiness felt in our eyes after it. 

Tiring yet enjoyed. :)

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Prize tag

I've been wanting to have my own camera, ever since, aside from Laptop computer. A camera that will help me capture beautiful memories of my own beautiful stories. Naks!

Last night, BMS's latest blog entry caught my eyes. The fashion-blog owner herself, Laureen Uy, offers her readers giveaways as her own thanksgiving for her birthday. Even though I criticized her before for her one blog post, I swallowed my pride and bravely joined her contest. Just for the sake of Nikon camera, haha! By simply completing the "Because of Nikon.." sentence, one can get a chance to grab the same.

With this simple instruction (and for about a minute of thinking), I commented impromptu:

"...because of Nikon, every pose has its True meaning: true meaning of what our lives can bring to us. :) "
-KIER Cuevas

I hope my next post is about my new camera, lol. =))

+Happy Birthday, btw. :)

Saturday, October 08, 2011

65 Years of BOMBAstic Excellence

Time flies so fast. So very, very fast. But nothing beats light, hehe. When I was browsing my FB News Feed last night, I saw my former classmate's photo booth pictures (I am one year ahead and an irregular student back in college) shot during our alma mater's foundation anniversary. It reminded me of what we had about three years ago.

This was shot during UE's 62nd Foundation Anniversary, September 2008. Sponsored by Globe Telecom. More of this here.

And just last month, UE had celebrated its 65th year of producing excellent warrior.

Yeah, I'm one of them!

Congratulations! I missed it when we had no class the whole week of celebration because of concerts, singing contests, and the event that we'd been waiting yearly, the Mr. & Ms. UE Pageant.  

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Collect and collect, then collect

Hey, what do you think is your purpose in life? Hmm, sounds weird, right?

Ever since, whenever or whatever I think that this is a special day!, I see to it that I have any thing that will remind me of where I went or what I did, a souvenir. I've been keeping whatever piece of paper I get whenever I travel, or go to events (like Junior-Senior Prom Night in our high school days, I still have the Invitation card), dine in restaurants (Tissue papers are the best ones. I write the special date and the reason when and why I dine), and do (my next spare time pleasure aside from blogging and reading) Movie-ing!

Anyways, the question is basically for this Mont Blanc Card Holder/Keeper/Organizer (I don't know what it is called) I received as a Christmas gift from our long-time neighbor, Kuya Lito.
It's been about ten months from then that I still didn't decide to where to use it. Ten months of being useless inside my cabinet. Then suddenly, after my mother and I watched a movie last night, I'd just thought of keeping the other half of our movie tickets to this brown organizer. Great idea!

Here's what I did:

I will keep those movie tickets here! 

I am not promising that I will fill all the empty sheets of this holder as early as next day, but I am pretty much sure that this will be filled with memorable and beautiful movies my eyes could ever seen on wide screen. Oh yeah!


Before collecting movie tickets, I already have this bottle with cork (This was one of our condiments' bottles in the kitchen!)
Inside is a shell (labeled with name of place and date) gave by my team mate when we had our team building in Anawangin, Zambales. Thanks Krisanto!

I find this crafty and convenient for my planned getaway souvenirs: shells, beach sand and the like.

So why not start collecting your own? Watchu think?

Saturday, October 01, 2011

A Movie Satur'date' with No Other Woman

I watched a movie with no other woman, my mom.

Yes! I don't know when was the last time we did this. And just this afternoon, we had a Movie Saturdate. We watched No Other Woman. Imagine the feeling of awkwardness I felt every time there's a kissing/bed scene, hehe.

I'll bet this is just the start of our weekend bonding. More to come. :)

Sunday, September 25, 2011


Hindi ko alam kung paniniwalaan ko sila o hindi.

Nung nirewardan ako ng Globe 8888 ng 110 free texts at 5 minute call (Globe-to-Globe only) kaninang tanghali, agad akong nag-forward ng inspirational message sa lahat ng mga Globe user friends ko. Yun iba nagreply, at may ilang hindi na ata ako kilala.

Haha, kakatawa lang! (Sari-saring dahilan, hehe peace tayo!)

Hindi ko kasi inugaling magpapalit-palit ng cell phone number, kaya kahit hindi ko na sila (my contacts) nakikita o nakakausap ng madalas, hindi ko pa rin dini-delete ang mga numero nila. Bakit? Siguro kasi alam kong magkikita't-magkikita parin kami. Magkaka-usap at magkukuwentuhan. Anyways, we're still friends! :)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A simple compliment makes my bad day, right

The moment I started my work at our office, I felt a "I think this is going to be another bad day." feeling. And I'm right. Overload of works (is my major enemy) and all other factors (I'll just keep them to myself) had affected the start of my Thursday. But they were all gone when I got a (one, same) simple compliment from my office mates: They like&love my (this) blog, and  been following and reading all my posts! For your appreciation to the layout (style) of it, to its 'KIER' signature at the bottom of all the posts, to its (my) black & white 'make-face' background at the right, and to its unique blog site title, BeKIERful, Thank YOU!

This blog is full of stories not because of me, but because of You who've been making my life a narrative story that is worth sharing. :)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

One of A Kind Philippines: Anawangin Cove & Capones Island - Zambales


August 13-14, 2011; Anawangin Cove and Capones Island, Zambales, Philippines

This was the *most affordable, stress-relieving, team building getaway!
*for 14 persons, each of us contributed only Php 1,300 only! Good for one night-two day trip!

After our mid-shift at 12 in the midnight of 13th, we headed to Anawangin Cove, Zambales.

Day 1 (August 13, 2011): Manila to Anawangin Cove, Zambales

Few minutes before our service arrived.

Barangay Pundaquit - Jump off point to Anawangin Cove (before our boat ride to Anawangin Cove)

With Manong Magtatahooooooo..

Boat ride to Anawangin Cove

Views from our boat

Yes! The Anawangin Cove..

After we alight from the boat and before we assembled our tents, we took some photos of the place

This is the best place to photo shoot! (isn't it obvious?haha)

We finally made our tent (our resting place for the whole night)

Minutes later, after we rested from travel, we're out for fun, fun, fun! It's swimming time!

But wait! Photo shoot muna! haha (Naks!)

The waves were criminals!

While half of our team were still busy swimming, we (the other half? haha) went to a swamp few meters from the beach. 
Guess what we did there? Of course, suuuuuper photo shoot! haha :D

Yes! super smile

 Haha, sa pagmamadali sa timer, thanks for Joyce's effort!
Ay, lumubog yun tsinelas ko!
Got it!

Picture, picture again!

Then, swimming again!

Wow! Stolen shot!

This is the perfect place to unwind: "I need some space." (emo-emohan, haha)
When the sun set, we made bonfire and ate some grilled (or smoked) marshmallows.

Picture-picture 'til it gets dawn and go back to our tents to sleep

Day 2 (August 14, 2011): Anawangin Cove to Capones Island to Manila

We woke up at around seven in the morning. Quickly prepared ourselves to our next destination, Capones Island (more or less twenty minutes away from Anawangin by motor boat). +Capones Island is not as a  resort as Anawangin. The Island is good for photo shoots, and the abandoned lighthouse is a must see spot.

Before we get to the lighthouse, we need to climb into about hundred-steps-stone-made-stair.

Finally! Good for us to smile and take more candid photos!

Views from top (imagine how high we climbed just to get here)

This is what I've been telling you. The criminal!, haha, I mean, the abandoned lighthouse!

It's good to bring with you your own jug of water. Climbing is good, and it dehydrates~

More and more shots!
with my super friend Rose

We're on the lighthouse!
I'm on the lighthouse!

+ + + + +
Fresh air, a welcoming accommodation from smiling-faces staffs, a total "province/rural-living", the whole trip had been our time to stress out from loaded works back in urban zone. I doubt why my other countrymen still find other places outside our country.

Anawangin Cove and Capones Island are One of its Kind. #ChoosePhils