Come and have breakfast

There’s a breakfast meeting among businessmen and professionals in the Ortigas Center area where they talk not only about their businesses and profession but also about God’s “businesses” in their lives. I’m refering to the breakfast meeting of the Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professionals (BCBP) held at Racks in El Pueblo Complex, ADB Avenue corner Julia Vargas Avenue, Pasig City, Metro Manila every Saturday from 8:00 to 9:30 am.

They have been inviting fellow businessmen and professionals for breakfast (for two years now in the venue) and a lot have been “refreshed” and enlightened by the sharing of the group members. Many business owners, some CEOs of companies and other professionals have been attending so if you have the chance to go to this breakfast, you wouldn’t want to miss what they are getting aside from the good food in Racks. The first breakfast is free courtesy of your sponsor, but even without a sponsor you can walk in and introduce yourself  as a businessman or professional.

So if you are in Pasig and is looking for more meaning in your life, I am inviting you to the men’s breakfast. For couples, you may come for the joint breakfast every  last Saturday of the month. There are also similar breakfasts in more than 100 venues all over the Philippines. Even if you’re not from Pasig you can go to one, in fact there’s one in Club Filipino Greenhills every Thursday from 7:30  to 9:00 am. The Greenhills group have been doing this for more than 25 years now.

Anyone who is interested may call me at 0918 923 4955 or 782 6034 . We can meet up at Rack’s Pasig on a Saturday morning, or at Club Filipino if you want to come on a Thursday.

My friends, I hope to see you one of these days. Come and have breakfast with us!

Praise Him musical concert

 If you want to give something to charity here’s a chance to be generous while enjoying a musical concert. There’s a fund raising event in Pasig City this February 18, 19 and 20 to be held at the Meralco Theater.

Here’s the invitation:

Greetings of Peace! The Missionaries of the Poor (MOP), a religious congregation of priests and brothers was founded in 1981 in Kingston, Jamaica by Fr. Richard Ho Lung. Since then, the MOP has grown rapidly and has spread to serve the poorest of the poor in Haiti, India, Kenya, Uganda and the Philippines. I served as the Superior of the MOP in the Philippines for 7 years, in 1995-1999 and as a priest in 2003-2006. Enclosed, please find a historical overview of our two mission sites in the Philippines, located in Naga and Cebu.

I am writing to humbly ask for your help and support in our upcoming fund-raising event on February 18, 19 and 20 at the Meralco Theater. “Praise Him” is a very lively and colorful musical concert that will feature highly talented singers and actors from Jamaica including Fr. Richard Ho Lung, our founder. The details of the show can be found in the enclosed flyer.

Proceeds of the concert will be used towards the building of apostolate homes and school buildings in San Andres Bukid, Manila for the destitute and abandoned children and adults with physical and mental disabilities. The construction of the apostolate home for 120 disabled children and elderly costs us around 15 million pesos. Cardinal Rosales has invited us to do this work and has given us 3000sq. meters property for this project.

 The MOP is entirely dependent on God’s Providence to fulfill its mission to serve the poor. Indeed, Our Good Lord has tremendously blessed our efforts to build God’s kingdom on earth as evidenced by the continued growth and expansion of our mission work in different parts of the world.

We gladly invite you to be an integral part of our ministry to the poor and we kindly appeal to your generous hearts to help us make this building project a reality. Sharing your blessings with the least of our brothers and sisters is a powerful way of evangelizing the Good News of the Gospel in a concrete way.

Please consider supporting the construction of the Apostolate building by becoming a Sponsor AD to the OUR MOP PROJECT in San Andres Bukid. Thank you in advance for your generosity. We pray for abundant blessings upon you and your family.

Sincerely in His Service,

 Fr. Charles Susai, MOP
Secretary General

 

 

For those interested, reply through the comment section below. I’ve got two free extra tickets to those who want. – Nick

What’s the Viridian?

Viridian is defined as a durable bluish-green pigment coming from the Latin word “viridis”, meaning green. In the english language, it is the more elegant name for the word green. In popular culture, it is used to describe the green design movement.

In the Philippines, it is the name of the newest project to be launched by Ortigas and Company, the developer who built Greenhills. The Viridian at Greenhills is handled by the following lead brokers group: GH Heritage Group, the Prime & Green, and the Castle Group.

The Castle Group is organized with some prominent Pasig Realtors as accredited brokers.  To join, you may contact Toto Acosta or give your email address in the comments section of this post.

For investors, avail of the investment price now as it’s expected to go up once the project is formally launched!

Click here for more details: Viridian at Greenhills.

Click here to see the presentation

PRB General Membership Meeting Today

The General Membership Meeting will be today, January 27, Thursday at 4:30 pm. Venue is at Circulo Verde showroom, Ground Floor, Connecticut Carpark (behind Max’s Restaurant) Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan.

The newest project in San Juan, the Viridian at Greenhills. Click for more details.

Several important issues will be discussed, such as the updates on the ongoing CRESAR series, PRC updates regarding real estate education and licensure, proposed committee projects for this year, and the launch of our very own web site, “the PRB blog site”.

Learn how we can communicate and do business in the fastest and most efficient way, get announcements from the board of trustees, follow on feature articles, read news & updates, and get links to individual members’ own sites and see their listings.

The site is envisioned to be a great tool for business, as well as the catalyst for web education and training for the members of our board.

There will also be a presentation by Toto on the newest development in San Juan: the Viridian at Greenhills.

The Pasig REALTORS Board is already on its 20th year this coming week, so join us in today’s meeting as we start the year’s celebration.

The first three to come will get these REALTOR pins and sticker.

See you there!

You’re the Boss

Inspired by the words of PNoy (Philippine President Noynoy Aquino) ‘Kayo ang boss ko’, the 2011 Board of Trustees of the Pasig REALTORS Board (PRB) is raring to serve the members for this year. Their strategy for 2011 would be spelled out in the coming General Membership Meeting (GMM) on Jan 27, 2011.

The following is the new set of PRB officers for 2011:

Atty. Abet Sales – President

Ching Lucero – Vice President

Mau Garin-Garcia – Secretary

Maleen Lamar – Assistant Secretary

Marilyn Recio-Ramos – Treasurer

Ramky Yupangco – Assistant Treasurer

Jenny Acosta – Trustee

Stan Liberato – Trustee

Olive Ong – Trustee

Nick Pongos – Trustee

Not elected but automatically part of the board of trustees as Ex-Officio member is Manny Florendo, our Immediate Past President (IPP).

Here’s the video of their swearing in during the PAREB’s Chirstmas Party last year (video courtesy of  REALTOR Raffy Salaveria, thanks Raffy):

What is special for Pasig REALTORS Board this year is the celebration of its 20th Anniversary. We’re kicking off 2011 with the launching of our blogsite that will coordinate our efforts in celebrating PRB’s 20th year.

To all PRB members, be there on January 27. The first GMM is the most important membership meeting of the year.

See you Pasig REALTORS!

Friendships as Big as Texas

There was an opportunity to visit two friends in Austin, Texas last November 9 and 10 after the National Association of REALTORS Convention in New Orleans (see my previous blogpost for the New Orleans story).

From that visit, I’ve learned a few things:

Colorado River at the Background

1. Friendship trancends time and space; you become friends because you decide to become friends – Mauro is a friend from 1st grade who I haven’t seen for a long time. Over the years we’ve only heard about each other through other friends. Lately though, we had contacted one another through our batch’s egroup. It was from that communication that the plan to meet was hatched.

2. You don’t need to be friends for a long time to become friends for life – From the egroup, I learned about Rigel, who joined the batch when they were in High School. The visit in Texas was the first time we’ve met. However we found out that we have a lot in common: swimming, biking, ham radio, computers, table tennis, keeping fit, our faith, family, and our friends.

The beautiful skyline of downtown Austin, Texas

The Texas Capitol Building

3. Time is valuable for friendship to blossom – We only had a short time but we spend a good deal of it in meaningful activities. We have deep conversation over pancakes and salad at IHOP. We had pictorials at the Texas Capitol building and elsewhere. Mauro recorded an interview and taught me how to make videos (he gave me a flip videocam). Rigel explained to me how to blog. How wonderful and amazing.

Indeed, there is nothing bigger than the friendship I have with Mauro and Rigel. After that visit, I have seen the truth to the saying: “everything is big in Texas”.

To my dear friends, thank you.