Pacman impressive

•December 7, 2008 • 5 Comments

The mega fight took place. And it ended in a very convincing manner. The victor? the young blood, the relentless Manny Pacquiao, pride of the Philippines.

We got to watch the fight via pay per view here in our flat in Doha. We had to wake up early like around 7 a.m. to witness this classic fight. Of course almost all of us are Pacquiao fans thanks to this one guy who is a De La Hoya fan, so there was this spice in our discussions as we watch the fight. (hehe)

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Dubai Dubai

•December 6, 2008 • 2 Comments

This guy fortunately got this chance to visit Dubai for one week. Not really for a vacation but for a client assignment. Nevertheless, I also got to visit some places there and enjoy the sights.

We stayed at the Regent Palace Hotel, just opposite the Burjuman Center, where we have our client. (good for me, just a ten minute walk! 🙂 )

One of those nights we tried to dine in the boardwalk ,something like that, where you have a good view by the bay. Pretty much reminds me of the Manila bay? (homesick? 🙂 lol!) But then, rain poured. It was just one of those days. But i was still happy because i really thought it would take me quite some time to again experience rain here in the Middle East! We just took some nice photos of the place and proceeded to the Jumeirah Towers where we had our sumptous dinner.

It was a great experience. Dubai is more of a modern thing compared to Qatar, which is really quite a simple place to live in. Well, that is for now, who knows, probably five, ten or more years, what’s in store for Qatar. However, by that time, i also can’t imagine how much Dubai has grown.

Looking forward to again visiting Dubai, and probably experience the shopping festival there. But now, this guy’s gonna relax and enjoy the Eid holidays.

Happy holidays everyone. 🙂

twin towers

First month

•November 1, 2008 • 6 Comments

One month in Doha and counting…

One week spent on nothing basically just a get to know the place period; two weeks on two clients; one week on training and basketball game every weekend. 🙂

Still planning on grabbing a good cam to take pictures of this place. Comments are most welcome. 🙂

My buddies in EY are also thinking of getting cams of their own. Well, maybe it’s a good past time considering the simplicity of this place.

Enough of this, just wanted to post a photo. (lol)

Here’s a look on former Deloitte now EY hunks..

What to miss in Bacolod this October

•October 14, 2008 • 6 Comments

This year i won’t be able to catch the yearly spectacle in Bacolod. Probably last year was my last time to watch the famed Masskara Festival.

It’s a very festive mood when you are out there. So many participants dancing their way in the streets and all of them have unique and colorful costumes, with their masks of course.

Masskara literally means a mask, but if you break it to “mass” which means many and “kara” which means face, then you get many faces… and yeah there are various faces of masskara dancers out there.

Be sure to have your cameras handy in case you are planning to see this annual spectacle.

Check out more of this here.

See this photo i took during the previous year’s edition of the festival:

Welcome to Doha!!!

•October 8, 2008 • 7 Comments

Whew… finally got a laptop from Ernst and Young Doha Office.

Yep, I’m officially a part of the EY accounting practice now. Everything is new, the place, the system and the people.

Doha is a small place, but i’m still having a hard time trying to familiarize myself. It seems every street and building looks the same. Well if you’re new here, you better get used to encountering several roundabouts once in a while.

RR 10-2008 to implement RA 9504

•September 26, 2008 • Leave a Comment

The BIR has finally issued Revenue Regulations 10-2008, providing for the implementation of the provisions of the popular RA 9504. We have previously provided a draft of this here.

RR 10-2008 was issued on September 24, 2008 after deliberations and discussions spearheaded by the BIR and the Department of Finance to come up with the final rules and regulations to implement the law.

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BLUEd

•September 25, 2008 • 2 Comments

It was a great series actually, just to see the DLSU Green Archers vs. the AteneoBlue Eagles in this year’s (2008) UAAP Men’s Basketball finals. This is the best rivalry, it seems in college basketball. But at the end of the day, only one team took the championship.

And this time, it is the Blue Eagles.

To the comfort of the La Sallian community, well at least they put up a great fight. Ateneo was definitely the better team. Match-up wise, they have the better firepower. And give it also to coach Norman Black. This one was dedicated by his players to him, they even wore shirts with the number 24 at one point, a tribute to the number worn by the former PBA import (Black) in his jersey.

The Blue Eagles had arguably the best rookie in Ronjay Buenafe. And they too have the MVP in Al-Hussaini. It was just fitting to be crowned champions.

For the Archers, they’d live to fight another day. After all, they are arguably the most dominant team in recent years. Having claimed several championships in the tutelage of Franz Pumaren.

To the De La Salle Green Archers faithfuls, still, it is a roaring ANIMO!