Thursday, January 07, 2010

Cocofestival 2010 Schedule

" Indayog sa Festival ng Niyog: Pagpapahalaga't Pasasalamat sa Puno ng Buhay, Alay sa Mahal na Patrong San Pablo"
Jan. 7 7:00 p.m. Main Stage United Pastoral Council/ Fireworks Display
Jan. 8 7:00 p.m. Main Stage DepEd Night/ SK Night/ Fireworks Display
Jan. 9 5:00 a.m. City Plaza Red Cross Fun Run
8:00 a.m. Brgy. Sto. Angel 2nd Coconut Shoot Fest
7:00 p.m. Main Stage Munting Lakan at Mutya ng San Pablo 2010 Coronation Night
Jan. 10 7:00 p.m. Main Stage Lakan at Mutya ng San Pablo 2010 Coronation Night
Jan. 11 6:00 p.m. Main Stage Battle of the Bands
Jan. 12 7:00 a.m. Old Capitol Bldg. Drum and Lyre Competition (Theme: Masiglang Tunog sa Festival ng Niyog)
8:00 a.m. PAMANA Hall Coco Cook Fest/ Coco Sports Fest
7:00 p.m. Barleta St. Amateur Boxing
7:00 p.m. Main Stage TESA/ PRISEA Night (Sponsor: MINOLA)
Jan. 13 1:00 p.m. City Plaza Street Dancing Competition (Theme: Indayog sa Festival ng Niyog)
6:00 p.m. Main Stage DSL Night
7:00 p.m. Side Stage (Planters Bank) Body Building Competition
Jan. 14 1:00 p.m. City Plaza Coco Carnival Queen Grand Parade (Theme: Reyna ng Festival ng Niyog)
3:00 p.m. City Plaza Grand Float Parade
7:00 p.m. Main Stage San Miguel Night
Side Stage (Planters Bank) MSC Night
Jan. 15 3:00 p.m. City Plaza Parada ng Patron
6:00 p.m. Main Stage Mayor's Night/ Fireworks Display
Jan. 16 6:00 p.m. Main Stage Congressman's Night

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Celebrating Christ's Birthday 2009 in San Pablo

Christmas is celebrating the birth of the Christ Child... He is the Reason for the season... and so inspite of calamities and difficulties, Filipinos have a festive celebration of Christmas. Most families have Christmas lunch together and the exchange of gifts. We become children again during Christmas day!

Our St. Paul the First Hermit Cathedral is decorated with simply elegant wreaths. Since the altar is undergoing rennovation, the Simbang Gabi is held at the patio attended by hundreds of parishioners.

And this year, the Belen is at the entrance of the Cathedral -

Christmas is for children... so there must be a Christmas Tree which I decorated with thirdy's stuffed toys.

December is the time to bring out again the Nativity - this time atop the piano.

Of course, we start to "feel" the Christmas season with the carolers (the Red Cross youth volunteers and the JCI Sn Pablo).

And the preparation for gift giving ...

and the puto bumbong, bibingka and kakanins after the Misa de Gallo...

And the Noche Buena and opening of gifts under the Christmas tree ...

and pamimigay ng aguinaldo sa araw ng Pasko

Christmas lunch at Lola Zeny's house with all the children and apos...

and more gifts to exchange...

and the twinkle in the eyes of Rainey :=)

with the high tech lola Zeny watching on webcam sister Joan, Mike & JOmike during their noche buena in the US and chatting with the Baquirans in Australia and May in NYC.


nd photo ops for the 2009 Christmas souvenir -

Oh the joys of Christmas... wish we'll all be happy as the kids with Christmas in our hearts the whole year round.