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Monday, January 9, 2012

The History of the Black Nazarene!

Today is January 9. And this day is another special event in the Filipino culture. We are once more celebrating the Feast of the Black Nazarene. And right now, million people and devotees are there in the Quaipo Church in Manila!

But did you actually know how the Black Nazarene started?! Why do million people gather in its church every year?! What is the story behind this said miraculous black statue of Jesus?!

As part of my tribute to the Feast of the Black Nazarene, allow me to share the story behind this holy image.

Wikipedia defines the Black Nazarene as a life-sized, dark-coloured, wooden sculpture of Jesus Christ, believed to be miraculous by many Filipino devotees. It was known in three culture - in Spanish as "Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno"; in English as "Our Father Jesus Nazarene"; and in Filipino as "Mahal na Itim na Nazareno."

Originally, the statue is said to have a fair or light complexion. It turned dark after it was exposed to fire on its arrival from Mexico!

According to the story, the statue's original carver is an anonymous Mexican carpenter, and the image arrived in the Islands via galleon from Acapulco, Mexico. Folk tradition attributes the colour of the Black Nazarene to a fire on the ship carrying it, charring the image from its original fair tone into its present dark complexion.

There were two identical images of Black Nazarene brought into Manila. The first and most famous one was kept at the Church of Saint Nicholas de Tolentino in Bagumbayan and later transferred to Intramuros when the old edifice was demolished. This Black Nazarene was part of the celebrated Palm Sunday Procession in the old walled city where the statue perished during the Battle of Manila in February 1945. The other statue was given by the Recollect Priests to the Church of Quiapo. It has been often mistaken that this is identical to the lost image of the Intramuros.

Every 9TH day January, Devotees flock to the Basilica for the annual Feast of the Black Nazarene. The procession takes several hours to navigate the narrow streets of Quiapo. On ordinary times of the year, Friday is known as Quiapo Day.

To protect the centuries old image from effects of processions, the priests of Quiapo decided to commission a replica of the Black Nazarene. As a result, the Head and the Hands were placed on the new body while the old torso holds a new head. Both images are brought out for processions albeit alternating every other year.

The statue is currently enshrined in the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila, Philippines. Details were courtesy of Wikipedia!

Now we all know how this miraculaous black statue of Jesus Christ started and why it was called as such! c",)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Black Cat on the Pillow Sofa!

There's a cat...! There's a cat...! There's a black cat in our green pillow sofa! Oops...she looks very familiar to all of us!

Yeah it's Miming Negro! I know you really missed her here in The Rock Land! As you all wish, she's coming back...!

But why is she not looking to us?! Are she showing her back? And what is she doing in our green pillow sofa?!

Well Miming Negro has something to give us! She has a big surprise to all of her fans! What is it? Hmmm...we will reveal later! =)

Actually this is only her teaser. On my next post we will all see what the surprise of Miming Negro is?! She is now turning to be a certified fashionista! She is now a true-black 'pusa fashionista'!

Hahaha...! Excited to see her?! Or really can't wait to see her beauty!? Well extend your patient since right now she is in the dressing room! We will all witness the ever beautiful Ms. Miming Negro on the next post! So by now, let us just enjoy Miming Negro's sexy back! See yah..! C",)

Friday, June 4, 2010

The Big Transformation!

This is the latest big billboard you will see along EDSA in Balintawak. Before, they were the one who looking up for the stars. Now, they were the one who were looking at by many as the brightest stars!

Yup, there were the successful Big 5 of the recently concluded "Pinoy Big Brother Double-Up edition. The hottest and the record-breaking season of PBB!

I know you still remember Johan Santos, Tibo, Paul Jake Castillo, Jason Francisco, and Melissa Cantiveros 'cause they were now one of the big thing on TV and on the entertainment industry!

Well, after dominating our TV screens, look at them now. They dominate even the fashion and billboard world! They really dominate the road and the eyes of the passers. Yup, people passing through EDSA were really magnetized by them!

Aside from the four hottest boys, the only girl in the group who is Melai caught the attention of the crowd. They couldn't believe that Melai now turned to be a beautiful lady! Before, we were thinking of the projects that were allotted for Melason (Jason and Melai) love team as well as the Big 5 member. But now, we can't count their projects since they were too many to handle!

Yeah, everybody truly loves this big billboard. This only proves that all of us, even though impossible at first could reach for our own stars! Good job housemates! Keep this coming...! We want more, more, more...!!! C",)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Negro @ Ako

We all missed my cutie black pussycat. But, don't worry since some other time, she will be back here in the Rock Land to give us fun and joy! Likewise, Miming Negro will be back the way how Kokey will do!

Yup, I know you all know Kokey! He's the Alien creature who landed in our planet then eventually became friend of everyone! From the 90's movie, he was became a hit TV series in 2007. Then after three years, he will be back in our TV screen via new TV series with Ms. Angel Locsin in "Kokey @ Ako"!

Well, if there's "Kokey @ Ako", definitely there is "Negro @ Ako"! Haha! Are you excited for that?! Yeah, I know you are!

Miming Negro and I will have a series like with Kokey and Angel! It's such an exciting fantasy series it would be! Have you seen our picture above?

Like in the picture, our tandem with Miming is still under process. It's in the process of creation! Sooner or later, you will finally witness our perfect tandem! Like Kokey and Angel, their teamup is under processing!

So don't miss us in "Negro @ Ako" the way you do to "Kokey @ Ako"! c",)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A Las Vegas Inspired Christmas Party!

Welcome to Las Vegas...!!! Yehey!

Your long wait is over! As I promised, here are some of our photos taken during our 2009 company wide Christmas Party last December 11, 2009 at the Hard Rock Cafe. Like I said, it was a Las Vegas themed party! Starting from the entrance, walls, floors, tables, and costumes of the guests and servers...all were pro-Vegas!

So, I'm giving you the chance to explore the party that was happened on that night. Enjoy your tour to Vegas...

Who Got The Best Pose?!

Our Team in Vegas!

Let's Have A Wacky One...!

The Stage Where All Will Happen...

Another Team Shot!

This is the Vegas World...!

Come In...It is Exclusive To Us!

Oops...A Left-Over Desert and Appetizer!

Enjoy Your Food...

Having A Photo With the Executive!

Ready...Lights-Off...

Having My Solo Shot!

Eden Wants To Have A Picture Of Me!

Here's Erl...Also Wants To Have A Pic With Me!

A Performance from our Glee Contest!

Just Like a Gay Glee Showgirls...!

Here was a Great Number Who Got the Loudest Applause!

A Breath-Taking Performance!!!

Oops...Can You Guess His/Her Gender...?!

Enjoying The Party...!!!

Do you enjoy our party? Do you love Las Vegas?! Do you like our venue? How about the motif?

Actually the party or the program ran from 6pm to 9pm. But you can have your party all night long! Some of my officemates stayed and had fun there 'till 2am! But in my group, we leaved the party at 9:30 after the program and too many picture takings!

I love this year's Christmas party! I really enjoyed! The venue was so right and it exactly replicate Vegas. The dining tables were like a gambling table full of money and cards! The foods were so delicious. You got a complete meal starting from salad appetizers (name your favorite salad, all were there!), different types of Japanese Suzi, bacon, ham, and of course the main meal dishes like meat, chicken, fish fillets, pancit canton guisado, etc. And for drinks...it was your choice of beers, wine, light drinks, or just a simple ice tea!

I also like the program...it was totally entertaining! Great performers, great performance! Each of them really deserve a around of applause!

I love the costumes of each participants and guests! Even the servers dressed well like Vegas! Oops...talking about the servers, yeah, I love one of them! She was my crush...Haha!

And most of all, the most thing that I do in the party was to have a photo! Each side of the walls, in every areas, name it...I have a photo! I really like our pictorials! Many, many photos to count! Haha...! We also had our photos in the glamor wall! But I'm sorry, I will not share it with you, it's exclusive!

Now it's your turn! What can you say about our party? How about our costumes, do it suits for Vegas? How about my attire? How did I looked on that night?! Hope you enjoy our trip to Las Vegas...!!! c",)

Merry Christmas!!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Pussy, Pussy on the Phone!

See how 'bibo' my pussycat is...? Well, well, well no more words to describe...pictures can speak to you!


Yup, Miming didn't always stay in our kitchen. She invades even our telephone! Look at her! Maybe we can say, "talo pa'ko ni MIming Negro, mahilig sa telebabad itong pusang itim na ito ah...!
Again Miming, watch out! Our telephone bill may rise higher than our normal bill because of your frequent 'telebabad' ah! You're not only a food attacker but a phone addict as well! Hmmm...!


Oh my...I understand you my pussycat! Yeah I know...you're waiting for your three little cute kittens. Because as you can see, Miming's three little kittens were not with her. And she's waiting for these three to come home now. It's really 8pm in the evening. Yep, Miming is continuously waiting for her kittens to call her. Don't worry Miming, just keep on waiting...minutes later you'll see they will coming around!

Well, this only shows how a caring mother my pussycat is. And of course you also see how active she was. Not only foods, nor our kitchen or our dinning table were her favorite 'tambayan' but our telephone as well is her favorite! Hmmm...what can you say about her? You are free to judge her! c",)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

My Pussycat Attacks our Kitchen!

It's my pussycat...! Hey, Miming what are you doing on our table?

Well, as you can see, my pussycat really loves to stay and invades our kitchen. After I let you invade our home, now my pussycat Miming Negro invades our kitchen!



She's looking at our foods. She's salivating for the goods on our table! She's craving for it and wanting to steel some! But hey Miming Negro, watch out! My mom is coming around. If she saw you on our table, well don't blame me if she did something to you. Be careful pussycat!


And there's more! Here's another one. Miming Negro is trying to get up on our table! She will steel some food specially on that night, our dinner is sinigang na bangus!. Hey, hey, hey...keep watching out Miming, my mom is coming around!

Hay! What can I say? Miming Negro is so 'matakaw' talaga!! She really eats too much and loves to stay and attacks our kitchen! Hey Miming, you're geting fatter and bulkier now. You're not sexy anymore! How can you maintain your figure?

But then, even though Miming Negro loves to invades and attacks our kitchen, she's really a wonderful and a cute pussycat to have! What can you say about her? Do you even like her? c",)

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