Saturday, December 15, 2012

Questions About the Shooting in Newtown, Connecticut

First, I saw the status updates on FB about a shooting in Connecticut. So I started to run a search in Google and found this news about the shooting in CT. A 20-year old, a young man, opened fire in one of the sections of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and shot children and some adults leaving 20 children and 6 adults dead. This shooting is said to be the worst among the reported incidents in the US and I truly agree especially because small, innocent children were most of the victims.


Being a father of an elementary student I feel horrified and indignant about what happened. Parents in their area were surprised with what happened especially because they were confident that their town was a very safe place. 

This incident makes us ask questions like, “How could someone do that to innocent children?” or “What would drive someone to do something like that?”

"A King Is Born" by Tom Ingles | List of Instrumentalists/Musicians

I first heard the song "A King is Born" when I was in college and we played it in our church music team - or at least we tried. If you listen to the music you will be challenged and inspired by the skill of the musicians.

"A King is Born" was originally sung by Tom Ingles in the album "We Are One" by Integrity's Hosanna released in 1993. The chords are very simple actually (C--F-G- pattern), but the way the musicians played the music was amazing.

Abraham Laboriel was so fun to watch as he played and Justo Almario as well. I'm not sure if the guitarist was playing a gretsch electromatic or a epiphone but he did just right and played appropriately.

List of popular musicians for the song "A King is Born" from "We Are One" album.

Percussions: Alex Acuña
Drums: Carl Albrecht
Bass: Abraham Laboriel
Saxophone: Justo Almario
Keyboards: Tom Brooks
Guitars: Danny Bridgens (?)

A King Is Born (lyrics)
(Tom Ingles)

Friday, December 14, 2012

Manila Bake Christmas Goodies and Gift Sets

Christmas is just around the corner and if you're in search of a perfect and fresh Christmas giveaway or gift then try Manila Bake's Chrsitmas gift sets and goodies.

Tsokoloate Christmas Gift Set, Muscovado Cookies, Home Barista Gift Set and Cookies and Pastries Christmas Gift Set (clockwise from top left)

Macapuno Pandan Cake, Mango Cream Pie, Cupcakes and Muffins, and Holiday cookies (clockwise from top left)

Coffee Sampler gift set, Cinnamon Raisin Loaf, Bottled goodies gift set and Calamansi Pull apart Loaf (clockwise from top left)

Manila Bake is by Serye Cafe Filipino and is a bakery cafe located along Katipunan Avenue and just opened in July 2012.  Their bakery offerings truly have the "homemade" quality and it means well-made and created with motherly care, with their motto being "Good bread comes from good baking."

Below are some of my personal favorites.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Pacquiao vs Marquez 4 Live Via Satellite in SM Cinemas on December 9, 2012

It's the fourth time that Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez will be facing each other and it would probably be the match that could settle disputes between the two camps. Below is the official press release of the featured match between Pacquiao and Marquez on December 9, 2012, live via satellite, in SM Cinemas.

Official Press Release:

SM Cinema features Pacquiao- Marquez 4 live via Satellite on December 9