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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Enjoy the "Halo-Halo Treat"!

Finally, here I am starting my very own blog! Welcome to the "Halo-Halo Treat... enjoying life's mixes!". It just took me a little will power and determination to start working on this and the rest of some of the new things for me this 2010. Well, these are practically the same factors that helped me hit the gym and get my pen to write Chinese characters. =) As mentioned in my Facebook account, my battle cry for the year is “Golden 2010” so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this can really happen. =) (golden like golden ages in ancient civilization or perhaps golden for gold! hmmm...)

In 2008, my motto was “2008 will be Great” and indeed, great things happened. I moved to a new job, went on an Asian cruise and handled fun, exciting and challenging accounts! In 2009, it was “Shine in 2009” and last year was indeed a shining moment not only for me but for the whole team. We won six Gold Quill Awards from IABC (International Association of Business Communicators), and I led three of the industry recognized projects - 3-Pid Handog Edukasyon of P&G and GMA Kapuso Foundation, Global Handwashing Day of UNICEF and Safeguard and The Tour of Hope 2009 of the Bravehearts Coalition.

And to kick-off “Golden 2010”, I created my first blog – “Halo-Halo Treat... enjoying life's mixes!”. Why “Halo-Halo Treat”? Don’t get me wrong, this is not just about food or desserts. I’ll practically blog on anything about life – events, travel, food, places, movies, television, culture, history, gadgets, mainstream and digital media, and many more – “Halo-Halo Treat” indeed. Halo-halo (from the Tagalog word halò, "mix") is a popular Filipino dessert that is a mixture of shaved ice and milk to which are added various boiled or sweetened beans, fruits (banana, melon, jack fruit), root crops (ube, sweet potato, corn) and other sweets (leche flan, ice cream, macapuno, kaong and nata de coco from coconut, sago, gulaman) and served cold in a tall glass or bowl.
And another reason why I chose this name is I believe halo-halo symbolizes how we should enjoy life - its mixes, variety and diversity.

To add, there’s even a right halo-halo for all kinds of people, for each type of life one wants to live. You may want a very exciting life (that’s halo-halo with ice cream), or a a life just right for the people close to you (that’s halo-halo with 3 ingredients – banana, langka and leche flan). You may also want to take things slowly and focus on one aspect of life at a time (that’s halo-halo with let's say, lots of banana) or perhaps just want it simple (plain halo-halo). As you can see, there’s a halo-halo that could fit your lifestyle or what you want for life. There are many more mixes to choose from and you can even create your own! =)

Well, there are many more things I need to start on this year but let me do it one by one. For now, let’s enjoy the “Halo-Halo Treat... enjoying life's mixes!”. =)


  1. Nice blog name and concept. Congrats Ferdie! :)

  2. Congrats Ferds! Welcome to the blogging realm! =]

  3. you better mention us in one of your blogs or else...

  4. Thanks Jonel and Sire! =)

    Hi Mae, for sure, you'll be part of this and your name will always be mentioned. =)


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