Long Weekend Holiday

30 10 2008

Its going to be a long weekend holiday. We will only report tomorrow morning and the afternoon is free. Many are going to cemeteries to visit their departed love ones, while others take this time to enjoy the beach or go on vacations. I am also thinking of having a vacation with my family this weekend, but I still don’t know where exactly.

All souls day celebration has been different than what it used to be few years ago here in Davao. Today, loud music, gambling, disco and party are no longer allowed in the cemetery. Today’s all souls day celebration are more solemn. The traffic are lessen. Most of the people go o malls after visiting their departed love ones. That gives mall owners the idea to have weekend mall sales.

However you may celebrate this weekend holiday, just keep it safe and have fun! I hope that this holiday could be much longer.


Weekend Mall Sale

28 10 2008

Davao will have midnight sale at all malls this weekend. Gaisano Mall of Davao will have a Halloween Midnight Sale on the 31st of October. Victoria Plaza Mall will have a Halloween 4Day Sale starting October 30. They will also have a midnight sale on the 31st of October. SM Davao City Mall will have its Wicked Weekend Sale starting October 31 up to November 2, and a Midnight Sale on the 30th of October. Gaisano Grand Citimall Illustre will also have its Halloween Sale starting Oct 29th up to the 31st.

Horrific discounts and price off are awaiting. I guess this is going to be an Extravagant Halloween Holiday Weekend.

10th Davao Trade Expo

23 10 2008

This morning I went to Davao Convention Center to view the 10th Davao Trade expo. My presence at DavCon was just out of curiosity, but I was amazed at the wide array of products exhibited. Flowers of different variety are showcased, native crafts and furniture abound, there are even meat products sold! Agricultural products were also exhibited. And there were also booths by some of the industries and travel agencies here in Davao. The exhibitors come from different places in the country. To name a few: Pearl growers from Zamboanga, fruit growers from North Davao and North Cotabato areas, meat producers from Davao, entrepreneurs from Cebu, plastic manufacturers from Panabo, and even IT firms from Manila.

My visit to the Trade Expo caused me to realize and appreciate all the more the potentials we Filipinos have. Our country is blessed with a lot of resources, natural and human alike, and the quality of our products can compete with the products from other countries. This I already know, but being surrounded by the beautiful crafts and artworks of our local people I can’t help but wonder at the pure and raw talents Filipinos have.

My congratulations and thanks to the organizers of the expo, and to the plainclothes and uniformed police officers for keeping the area safe and secure.