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From a line-up of 12 of New Zealand’s hottest young opera singing talent, the Lexus Song Quest judges today announce the names of the six competitors that will head to the 2012 Grand Final on Thursday 30 August in Wellington. They are 24 year old countertenor Stephen Diaz, 21 year old soprano Grace Park, 22 … Continue reading

Rock a bye baby

I was at the office when I felt the 7.0 magnitude earthquake last night. I though it was only a gusty winds but later it was confirmed by Geonet it was an earthquake. It was centered  230km deep and was 60km south of the Taranaki town of Opunake or 170km north- west of Wellington. The first quake … Continue reading

Being a stage father

Despite my busy schedule at work being a  stage father is worth. Why? You see  your kids enjoying what they do and making more friends. My daughter is part of ” Ang Munting Tinig” ,a Ukelele and singing group ages 6-12 years old. Just wanted to share this photos that Mr. Alan Raga took during … Continue reading

Filipino is worth dying for…

I was recently invited to a flag hoisting ceremony at the “Ang bahay” , Philippine Ambassador residence in New Zealand In celebration of  114th Anniversary of  proclamation of Philippine Independence Day. It was a early morning ceremony , headed by Philippine Ambassador to New Zealand Ambassador  Virginia H. Benavidez with other Filipino Organization leaders. After the Flag … Continue reading

Miss Howick, Avianca Böhm, is the new Miss Universe New Zealand

In front of a live audience, which included His Excellency the Thai Ambassador, at the Amora Hotel Wellington, Avianca Böhm, Miss Howick, has been crowned Miss Universe New Zealand 2012 by her predecessor, Priyani Puketapu. First runner-up was Tuscany Road-sponsored Miss North Harbour, Talia Bennett, with Lauren Mann, Miss Wellington, as second runner-up. Miss Otago, … Continue reading

Auckland Airport’s new Lounge voted the best

The Malaysian Airlines Customers Experience Awards, held in Kuala Lumpur, saw Auckland Airport’s new luxury lounge secure the award for ‘Best 3rd Party Lounge’. The Emperor Lounge was awarded ‘Best 3rd Party Lounge’ based on an International Survey conducted by Malaysian Airlines, customer feedback and independent assessments of all their 3rd Party Lounges around the … Continue reading

Miss Universe New Zealand returns to Wellington for 2012

The Miss Universe New Zealand pageant will return to Wellington for its third consecutive year, with the Museum Art Hotel one of the main sponsors. Events at the Johnsonville Shopping Centre, Te Papa Tongarewa National Museum of New Zealand, Parliament, the Mayor’s office, Mishmosh, and Farmers Lambton Quay are on the schedule for the contestants. … Continue reading

Science rapper returns to science festival

Award-winning Stanford (USA) science rapper and biologist, Tom McFadden aka The Rhymebosome makes a return to this year’s eighth New Zealand International Science Festival after his debut in 2010. As part of the festival’s science idol competition Tom will be visiting and performing at schools with a New Zealand tour in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and … Continue reading

Love of my life

On Sunday  my wife and I celebrated our 12th Wedding Anniversary  with my two lovable kids! Twelve years sounds like a long time. But it felt like time ticking too fast from Year 2000 straight to 2012. Just like other couples,  12 years it hasn’t always been  a smooth road for us. In twelve years … Continue reading

A Night with Ambassador

I was invited the other night  by Philippine Ambassador to New Zealand  HE  Virginia Benavidez for a formal dinner in Honour of Filipino Recipients of Various Awards at the “Ang Bahay” in Karori Wellington. The seven Awardee are  Dr. Antonio Noblejas, QSM (Queen’s Service Medal Awardee and CFO 2008 “Banaag Award” Presidential Award for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas), Ms Sylvia … Continue reading

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