Happy Moments with Friends in Park Regency

Happiness in My First Swimming Lesson

More than a year ago, me and my friends in my former team with Callbox and our former team leaders, Crystal Mae Den Rico, went to Park Regency for our team building. Team buildings are held by most teams in almost every departments and its frequency varies from every department and teams. The team was composed of about 10 agents from Team Consulting namely, Ng Beverly Alimo-ot, Graziela Tanaleon, Luna Cielo Yniesta, Amy Santiago, Vincent Cyrus Puro, Mary Jane Cabrera, Chona and Shane (I'm so sorry I already forgot your last names, I still love and miss you though..haha). I think that was the first complete team building I've ever been and that was the first time that I felt happy towards a company activity. I really appreciate those moments. Until now everytime I remininisce the past and if I would have to choose among the team buildings that I've attended that I felt good and started to feel being a part of a team and cared about, that was it. It was probably the first time that I enjoyed the team building and I will always cherish the start of my trust to my teammates and co-workers.

If I would have to pick one team building that would top my jonHappiness moments in my team building activities, it would be the team building with Team Crystal or Team Consulting. Those were probably the moments I would forever thank God that I'm alive. Later on that year there were some conflicts and issues but just as I've learned in life, I will never let any single poor choice or conflict drown all the good memories me and these people shared. If one our friend or someone we care about has committed something that we don't like, we should not forget all the good times we've had with that person because after all, there had been many times that he has made you smile, laugh and feel that life is still filled with real people that cares and could contribute and enhance your happiness.

Since Crystal's aunt was once of the dealers of the housing units, we were allowed to book and able to use the pool from around eight o'clock in the morning until around three in the afternoon. Though me and MJ don't know how to swim at that time, we enjoyed the swimming pool because our teammates were so supportive with our efforts to learn..haha.

Mary Jane's boyfriend, Tim as well as Cielo's girlfriend, Jamjam were also there to enjoy the moment with us.

Place Review
Park Regency is a real estate development company that sells club houses located at Ungka II, Pavia, Iloilo. The place was a little far from the downtown but that's what made it a little special because it would save you from the traffic, polluted and busy life in the central part of Iloilo City. Well, its residents don't have to worry because there's a shuttle service that will bring you to the main country clubhouse. It is complete with ameninities and facilities which include the swimming pool where we swam till we drop, children's playground, main clubhouse with function rooms and concessionaire, covered courts which can be utilized for basketball, volleyball, badminton, gym with shower area.

Below are just some of the pictures that were taken during our team building in Park Regency.


Twists in Sidney Sheldon's Best Laid Plans

Sidney Sheldon really knows how to capture a reader's full attention and be riveted to his books. He indeed is a mastermind of thriller fiction. The story started with a diary entry from the young, talented and beautiful Leslie Stewart about meeting the man she would marry. The opening entry was so intriguing that I kept reading. It was really exciting how they fell in love and I felt the sadness Leslie felt when Oliver Rusell left her a week before their scheduled wedding in his pursuit for his dream of becoming the governor of Kentucky. He eventually won with the help of Senator Todd Davis, his father-in-law.

Meanwhile, Leslie was so embarrassed with what happened that she decided to resign from her job where she and Oliver met. She then asked the help of Senator Davis to introduce her to a wealthy man who owns a newspaper publishing company that Leslie later married. She used all her wits in expanding her little newspaper empire into series of newspaper printing press, television stations and radio stations across the world.

Oliver Russell became the President of the United States and living his dream when one day Leslie Stewart started printing nasty news about him. Leslie was so consumed with her angst that she was so determined to destroy Oliver. There were several killings that linked Oliver due to his habit of giving his ladies liquid Ecstasy.

Dana Evanston is a talented and ambitious journalist who climbed her way to the top due to her sacrifices during her assignment in the most dangerous place in the world, Sarajevo. There she experienced how war could shatter the dreams of million children and leave a trace of fear in their hearts and beings. She's a tough woman who was never afraid of pursuing her dreams.

Leslie was so determined to destroy the President and prevent him from being elected for the second term. Using all her power supervised the Washington Post and even wrote the articles herself that degraded and even mangled the credibility of the President. The series of deaths of ladies that were linked to Oliver continued until the daughter of Governor Houston, Chloe Houston died of the overdose of the same dangerous substance, Liquid Ecstasy.

Me and Leslie thought and strongly believed that the President has got something to do with the killings. Later did I know that it was his assistant and campaign manager, a religous and family-centered man, Peter Tager, who was responsible for all the killings. He only masked his excessive libido with his image of a responsible and pious man when the truth is he was the man behind all the killings.

All the characters have their own best laid plans to accomplish their goals and the twist was really riveting.

My favorite characters are Leslie Stewart and Dana Evanston. They're both pretty attractive, talented and intelligent. Only that the former was so consumer with her desire for vengeance that she used all her powers to destroy Jeff Connor, her compassion for Kemal (a child from Sarajevo who lost his arm due to the war) and her success story. She climbed her way to the top and has the necessary attitude to stay there.

Here are just some of my favorite quotes from the said novel:

Leslie Stewart:
Three men came across a female genie who promised to grant each one their wish. The first man said, " I wish I were twenty-five percent smarter". The genie blinked, and the man said, "Hey, I feel smarter already". The second man said, " I wish I were fifty percent smarter". The genie blinked and the man exclaimed, "That's wonderful! I think I know things now that I didn't know before". The third man said, " I'd like to be one hundred percent smarter".

So the genie blinked and the man turned into a woman.

Oliver Russell:
The people who are running the country have turned it into an old boy's club. They care more about themselves than they do about the people. It's not right and I'm going to try and correct that.

Todd Davis:
Money doesn't care who owns it. A bum can win it in a lottery, a dunce can inherit it, or someone can get it by holding up a bank. But power that's something different. To have power is to own the world.

Dana Evanston:
If something can stop you, you might as well let it go.

The novel was really great, interesting and worth reading. I've learned so much that we need to control ourselves, bridle our passions as these could either make or break us.

Rules or Happiness?

Hi everyone! Jonha Ducayag Revesencio here or aka jonharules, jonhar or simply Jonha to my Church mates. I'm super excited to start this blog because I will be posting my adventures and pure bliss here such as my happy thoughts, happy trips and other lovely experiences in this blog. I have other blogs that I maintain daily but this is what I will consider to be my regular tambayan (haven) as here will I rave and share about my daily activities, lessons I learned for the day or just about anything that makes me happy. Expect uplifting and exciting stories as I will make sure everything that I will post will have a HAPPY theme.

What's with the name?

JonHa with an H please. Many people even those who've known me for quite a while tend to mispell my name with variations such as Jona, Jonah or worse, Juna! Oh c'mon please don't brutally murder my name! It's the sole wealth I've got in thiss world.

How did I come up with such a URL?

I love my name, I want people to know me that I am happy with my name even if it looks a little different. I love being unique and proud with my name. So one day I was amidst my emotional mode when I updated my Facebook status with, "Rules or Happiness?" Friends responded voting for the latter thinking I was asking about what should I prioritize: Follow the Rules or My Happiness. They all wanted me to listen to my heart and listen to what will make me happy for once as they know me who always follow the rules. Well little did they realize that I was also thinking whether or not to purse another blog. I decided to name it jonHAppiness to emphasize the H in my name and a blog wherein I would not be restricted as to what I will write because of niche prototyping or because my other blogs are way too specific. Here I could blurb and talk about the things I love, the things that make me happy and just about anything virtuous, lovely and praise worthy (Articles of Faith 13)

What will I be posting?

Expect me to post just about everything that makes me happy or other people, anything that is lovely and praise worthy. Here I will record my traveling experiences, post photos during those adventures and comment on the places that I've been to, the people and other interesting facts about the said place.

Other Blogs

I Power Blogger! I love to blog a lot so feel to free to check out my other blogs for the meantime while I am trying to sort my files as to what o share to you. Have fun reading them and comment on them too!

Everything Famous -read about the latest Hollywood gossips, news and view quality pictures of your favorite celebrities like Vanessa Hudgens, Miley Cyrus, Zac Efron, Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, and many others.
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Bet You Don't Know-be the first to say, "Bet you don't know" and crack the most interesting trivia in the world.
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Missionary Preparation Efforts-I am currently preparing to serve the Lord in the field, so I am documenting all my missionary preparation class and efforts in this blog.
Storeads: Share Your Story-Let your inspiring and uplifting stories be heard. It's a storage or stories thus making it a storeads.
My First Ever Blog-It has my name on its URL. Know more about me there.

So for the meantime feel free to check out those links to learn more about me and get ready as I travel because I will be posting many JonHAppiness moments in this blog!

Rules or Happiness? Both!