Archive for December, 2008


Posted in culture, people, religion, tradition with tags , , , , , , on December 23, 2008 by mijodo

get warm this christmas

During this time, with the chilly weather in many parts of the world, particularly in the Philippines, it is but just appropriate that one tries to get all the warmth he or she could receive.

And the Christmas season brings all the good old warm feelings inside all of us.  The affectionate embrace from all our friends and family. The spirit of forgiveness and reconciliation with hurting loved ones. The satisfaction of doing simple good deeds and huge charitable projects. All to get the loving fuzzy feeling.

And of course, one should not forget the food that comes from the kitchen during the holiday season. One becomes appreciative of that uncomplicated usual spaghetti and meatballs or the more elaborate paella for as long the food is piping hot.  How about that bibingka and puto bumbong during the cold mornings after “simbang gabi?” And sure why not have some wine or hard liquor to increase body temperature.

So during this time make sure to get some warmth and provide some warmth. Merry Christmas everyone.

bags by urbanities: an odyssey in black

Posted in fashion, lifestyle, urbanities lifestyle store with tags , , , , on December 16, 2008 by mijodo


Despite what fashion naysayers say, black has never been out.

Thus Urbanities presents the Villadolid Bag Collection in classic black leatherette and nylon materials. The collection boasts of geometric shape handbags in rectangle and trapezoid. To top it off, there is a bag large enough to carry a medium size pc laptop.

For inquiries you can call, 0917-8339894 or 4180776.

For more Urbanities Laptop bags, please check the Urbanities Lifestyle Store:

follow that star!!

Posted in artifacts, culture with tags , , , , , on December 9, 2008 by mijodo

follow that star!


During Christmas time, among the plentiful yuletide ornaments, it is the Filipino parol or lantern that is  most significant to me.  Apparently, it is said that the grander the parol is  in terms of concept and size, the better looking it is. The star-like ornament’s colorful and complex light choreography pulsating to loud carols excites many of us, and not only the foreign tourists. The parols have made use of different materials, from the sturdy capiz shells to shiny plastic wraps . The evolution of parol making is a testament to the Filipinos’ hand craft skills and the passionate spirit for the season.

But somehow, as I grow a little more mature, I get to appreciate more the austere parols that are even reminiscent of the parols designed decades ago. Usually in one or two color motif, and made out of Japanese paper and bamboo, the simple Filipino lantern gives me a better and more soulful glimpse of what could have happened during the night of our Redeemer’s birth.  Then and  there the mother and the father took turns, cuddling the newborn infant, in the lowly manger where farm animals and the shepherds were privileged witnesses until of course, three wise men from the East followed that bright star, showing and directing  them where the Greatest of all greats had been born in the simplest of surroundings.

Sometimes it is in the plain where understanding becomes brightest and most meaningful.

laptop bags by urbanities: corporate returns

Posted in fashion, lifestyle, urbanities lifestyle store with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 3, 2008 by mijodo


urbanities laptop bags

It has been a while since my lifestyle and travel brand Urbanities has created and introduced new products for the more stylish set. And just before the year 2008 comes to a close, Urbanities produces laptop bags for the ladies who are independently chic and have that stubborn will to rise to the top. The Carlos  Laptop Bags are made of sturdy leatherette in mat weave finish – either in light magenta or teal blue shade.  Each bag, together with the laptop sleeves has ample padding cushion to secure your most protected mac or pc laptop. The Carlos bags have generous compartments for pda and cellphone gadgets, and other knickknacks which still define the glamorous woman in you. The Janelle Laptop Bag is available in two sizes – medium (for 12 – 14.1 inch laptop notebooks, or 13 inch macbook) and large (for 14.1 -15 inch laptop notebooks, or 15 inch macbook). Well, if you are interested then you may want to call beforehand at 4180776 or 0917-8339894 for the availability of such bags afterall production is kinda limited at the moment.

For prices and more Urbanities Laptop bags, please check the Urbanities Lifestyle Store: