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Courtesy Call to AFP (Armed Forces Of The Philippines)

Published November 27, 2020 by Mrs. Universe Philippines 2020 - Star Villanueva
Mrs. Universe Philippines and Ms. Chinatown

This is by far the best courtesy call I attended to. It started with a car parade, Red Carpet Welcome, a grand introduction by the emcee Lieut.Col. Levie Miranda, photo ops with the AFP delegations to name few.

Thank you Lieut. General Franco Gacal & Major General Edgardo Boogie De Leon for the warm welcome & souvenir Memorabilia.

Photos by Mark Nilo Odiaman

Congratulations to Ms. Chinatown winners Cassandra Bermeo Chan & Camille Buenaventura.

We felt like we were at Senate hearing 😊
Photos by Mark Nilo Odiaman

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(Article from AFP Page)

CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City — Miss Chinatown winners and Mrs. Universe Philippines paid a courtesy call on the AFP Chief of Staff General Gilbert I. Gapay on Wednesday, November 25.

Reigning Miss Chinatown Cassandra Chan and first runner-up Camille Buenaventura together with Mrs. Universe candidates Mrs. Cynthia Huang of San Juan and Mrs. Star Villanueva of Quezon City visited the AFP General Headquarters, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. They were received by The Inspector General, AFP Lieutenant General Franco Nemesio Gacal who represented the AFP Chief of Staff.

Mrs. Universe Philippines and Miss Chinatown pageant organizations have been focused on their cause-oriented projects and advocacies to assist different communities and sectors. They have partnered with the AFP to extend assistance to those affected by the recent typhoons.

A ceremonial hand-over of donation was conducted after the messages of the delegates and LtGen. Gacal. The pageant organizations turned over the donations intended for the victims of Typhoon Ulysses in Catanduanes Province and Marikina City. The said organizations have already been to different areas of Rizal and Marikina in the previous days to distribute relief packages.

The AFP in return gave the beauty pageant delegates a memento in grateful appreciation of their trust and support to the AFP.

“We thank the Ms. Chinatown and Mrs. Universe Philippines organizations for putting their confidence in the AFP to help our kababayans in need. They are already inspiring a lot of Filipinos with their beauty, talent and compassion, and it is even more inspiring to see them as proactive agents of social change and exemplary models of good values by helping out typhoon victims. The AFP is delighted to join hands with the Miss Chinatown and Mrs. Universe Philippines organizations in this endeavor,” General Gapay said in a statement./// (Photos by: Cpl Manzano PA/ PAOAFP)

https://www.afp.mil.ph/index.php/8-afp-news/917-miss-chinatown-winners-and-mrs-universe-candidates-pay-courtesy-call-on-afp-chief

Photo by: Mark Nilo Odiaman

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Courtesy Visit at Iglesia Ni Cristo/ Felix Manalo Foundation General Auditor Glicerio Santos Jr.

Published November 22, 2020 by Mrs. Universe Philippines 2020 - Star Villanueva
Brother Glicerio Santos Jr or Ka Jun

Courtesy Visit at Iglesia Ni Cristo/Felix Y. Manalo Foundation General Auditor Brother Glicerio Santos Jr. Thankful and blessed for the support and warm welcome.

Kilala po ang INC na walang pinipili sa pagtulong sa kapwa kahit ano pa ang iyong religion, Christian, Muslim or sa Catholic na tulad ko. Isang malaking karangalan po ang makilala at makaharap ang mababait na ministers ng INC maraming salamat po.

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Courtesy Call Visit at QC Vice Mayor Gian Sotto

Published November 11, 2020 by Mrs. Universe Philippines 2020 - Star Villanueva

Courtesy call visit to #QuezonCity’s Vice Mayor Gian Sotto Meeting you makes me even more proud to represent our City! Thank you for the warm welcome and for appreciating the Gallons of Disinfectant that I donated (Sponsored By: Goldland Spring Water Corp. Bioextreme Solutions)

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Courtesy Call at QC Mayor Joy Belmonte

Published October 28, 2020 by Mrs. Universe Philippines 2020 - Star Villanueva

During Courtesy call with Quezon City’s Hon. Mayor Joy Belmonte.

Thank you for the warm welcome and for recognizing my humble achievement as Representative of Quezon City to Mrs. Universe Philippines International Pageant.

I Donated 40 Gallons of Disinfectant. Sponsored by Goldland Spring Water Corp. Bioextreme Solutions
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Eat Bulaga “Bawal ang Judgemental” Guesting

Published October 23, 2020 by Mrs. Universe Philippines 2020 - Star Villanueva

The Queens of Mrs Universe Philippines were guests today at the longest-running noontime show, Eat Bulaga. We were invited to be part of Eat Bulaga’s Live segment, “Bawal ang Judgemental” October 21′ 2020 episode.

Excerpt from the video
This was the moment when Ms. Tessa Prieto Valdes said that Gusto ko si “Charo & Star” 🥰
L-R: Mrs. San Juan, Mrs. Laguna, Mrs. Philippines 2019, Mrs. Cagayan Valley and Mrs. Quezon City.

The complete Video can be found at Eat Bulaga’s Youtube Chanel: https://youtu.be/k2U1dN45QfI

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During This Trying Times…

Published October 11, 2020 by Mrs. Universe Philippines 2020 - Star Villanueva

“Let’s all make this adversity as an opportunity to help others”

To all my friends & relatives, I would like to spread awareness regarding helping a charity once again. With this being said, I conducted an outreach & feeding program for 100+  children & dwellers.

*Thank you Mama Beth for preparing the meal packs, thank you to my sister Kristine for the love & support and Kagawad Melvin for inspiring me to share my blessings.

*Posting for inspiration, accountability & gratitude.

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2014 to 2020 Recap!

Published September 27, 2020 by Mrs. Universe Philippines 2020 - Star Villanueva

The last time I updated this blog was year 2014. It was also the same year I got married then went to California USA to give birth to my 1st born name Skye. Fast forward to 3 years, I gave birth to my 2nd born named Sunshine.

I became a hands on mom while managing my condo units for rent: https://www.facebook.com/StarVille-Condo-Deals-and-More-188510871912109/

I also became a certified Permanent makeup artist: https://www.facebook.com/SPMUartistSTAR/

I was featured in Philippine Star Ngayon, for the 2nd time.

Now, I am proud to say I’ll be representing our Country 🇵🇭 in Mrs. Universe but due to pandemic it will be an online voting competition on Dec 1-24 2020. The Coronation and main event will be next year if the situation is better.

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Mrs. Universe Philippines 2020 Quezon City – Star Villanueva

Published September 27, 2020 by Mrs. Universe Philippines 2020 - Star Villanueva

✈ From Flight Attendant to Print Ad Model to Beauty Titlist…

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Busy Bee…

Published December 3, 2011 by Mrs. Universe Philippines 2020 - Star Villanueva

I apologize for neglecting my blog lately… I’ve been very very busy… I haven’t promoted my November Magazine exposure in Mom’s Today, I haven’t blog about http://www.facebook.com/pages/Star-Villanueva/278733048850250?sk=wall: recent travels, vacation musings, yoga classes & my addicting hobby of baking cupcake! I do hope to find time one of these days to update this blog… but for now, you can catch up with me through my http://www.facebook.com/5tarvillanueva and with my recent purchase of iPad2 it so much easier for me to update my Twitter (Yey!) I also have Photoshoots once in awhile that’s makes me busier than ever. Some of the pictures are published in my Facebook. Ok then, Till next time my dear readers! Thanks for visiting my blog! God Bless

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2010 in review

Published January 4, 2011 by Mrs. Universe Philippines 2020 - Star Villanueva

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 40,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.

 

In 2010, there were 23 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 126 posts. There was 1 picture uploaded, taking a total of 2kb.

The busiest day of the year was July 28th with 253 views. The most popular post that day was 1st Year Anniversary Blog Post.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were starvillanueva.multiply.com, facebook.com, femalenetwork.com, twitter.com, and en.wordpress.com.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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1st Year Anniversary Blog Post July 2010
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My Curls Are Back! December 2009
11 comments

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My Very Own Star Bliss Salon & Spa April 2010
18 comments

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My Condo Unit… June 2009
18 comments


Flight Attendants are Well Paid – Philippine Airlines

Published October 4, 2010 by Mrs. Universe Philippines 2020 - Star Villanueva

By EMMIE V. ABADILLA Manila Bulletin

MANILA, Philippines – Answering claims of its cabin crew union, Philippine Airlines (PAL) said its flight attendants are well paid and receive some of the best benefits that are the envy of other Filipino workers. The actual gross monthly pay of a PAL cabin crew ranges from P33,000 to P75,000, inclusive of productivity pay and other allowances.“Officers of the Flight Attendants and Stewards Association of the Philippines (FASAP) have not been forthright in informing the public of the real salaries and benefits that the PAL cabin crew receives,” PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna underscored. "FASAP claims their basic pay is below the government set minimum wage, but this is just a portion of their salary.”

“The truth is they receive much, much more," she added. "A domestic crew earns between P34,619 to P37,619 per month, including productivity pay, transportation allowance and rice allocation. An international cabin attendant receives P50,741 to P60,136, while a flight purser gets P67,880 to P73,570," according to Villaluna. While this salary range may be modest compared to the pay scale of giant carriers abroad, this is no small amount by Philippine standards. Hence, claims that PAL cabin crew are overworked and underpaid are not true.Their total pay is composed of the basic salary plus per diem allowances. When staying overnight at an international destination, they get $45-$70.

When on a technical stop, they get $100. In addition, they get $20 for every regional turnaround flight and P185 for every domestic flight. They receive additional pay for every hour in excess of their tour of duty, ranging from $50 + $20 for international flights to P1,250 per hour for domestic. They are likewise given first-class hotel accommodation at domestic and international stations. They also receive transportation allowance, or free pick-up from/to their residences, free meals in flight and on ground. They are entitled to crew shuttle to/from airport and have a thermal clothing allowance twice a year; shoe allowance of P1,200 for males, P800 for females, twice a year; uniform allowance from P11,022 to P16,376 every 18 months and are each given a suitcase costing from P1,563 to P3,647 which is replaced every 2 years. They have complete medical and dental coverage for cabin crew and their qualified dependents, plus 13th & 14th month pay.

Their unused days off as well as unused sick leave are converted to cash. On top of that, they have a perfect attendance award equivalent to one month pay + per diem and retirement benefits of 1.5 month for every year of service. "“All this time FASAP has been presenting to the public and the government a picture that is totally opposite reality. FASAP is free to show proof if the wages and benefits we have just revealed are not true," Villaluna said. PAL also urged FASAP to be truthful in presenting to the public the significant highlights of the four conciliation meetings brokered by the National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB).

"Instead of alarming our passengers with threats of strike, FASAP should at least disclose the exchange of proposals and counter-offers to show who was taking a hardline position during the conciliation meetings," she said. PAL’s offer of P80-million in additional salary plus P25 million in rice allowance (a total of P105 million), change in retirement age to 45 (from 40) and increase in the cabin crew’s maternity benefits were rejected by FASAP who insisted on their original positions before unilaterally declaring a deadlock in the negotiation.

Some Fond Memories in Disneyland California

Published April 5, 2010 by Mrs. Universe Philippines 2020 - Star Villanueva

“Where happily Ever After happens everyday!”

 

It’s been years since I’ve been to Disneyland, and I am perhaps more excited than kids are! Oh, the nostalgia! How I wish my archive photos are already digital way back early 90’s for me to post the pictures easily without scanning it! Disneyland Park in Anaheim consists of 2 theme parks namely, Disneyland Park and Disneyland California Adventure Park. About 5 times bigger than Hong Kong Disneyland. Each ride or attraction will take 40-120mins wait sobrang haba ng pila but worth it naman! but still tiring kasi galing pa ako Manila Flight then went there straight away!

 

After the long & tiring walk, we took the Disneyland railroad to tour the entire park. It has 4 stations. The Main Street, New Orleans Square, Mickey’s Toontown & Tomorrowland. You can get down at any station but we intentionally planned to reach New Orleans because square because that’s where you can find the rides/attractions such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion and Indiana Jones.

 

 

 Above Photos are taken in Haunted Mansion, it’s really silly, it wasn’t scary but the special effects are awesome! For me it’s the one attraction that can’t be missed. Then the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster takes you through mine shafts, caves, and waterfalls! Exciting!

We had to wait more than 50 minutes in Pirates of the Caribbean – The ride is built underground and it is filled with water. We travel in small boats and see the exploits of the treacherous Captain Jack Sparrow who is going after the buried treasure. There’s also Indiana Jones, this ride made us wait 2hrs and really made us decide to call it a day! The ride puts you into an adventure, with illusions, sound effects, and Indiana Jones himself.

 

Although having said all that fun but tiring stuff, I totally gave myself over to the experience and really enjoyed the adventure because it reminds me of my childhood. So you think Disneyland is only for kids? Think again. With high-end roller coasters, fine dining, and a chance to reconnect with your inner child, Disneyland has a lot to offer the “older children.”

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Goodbye LiveJournal!

Published July 29, 2009 by Mrs. Universe Philippines 2020 - Star Villanueva

I’m moving. It’s official. I’m saying goodbye to Livejournal. Well, not actually because when I post a blog in my multiply – it automaticaly cross post here, it means my Livejournal is still updated. But what can I say, it’s time, time to embrace WordPress, and all you have to do is type https://starvillanueva.wordpress.com

Yemen Airlines Airbus 310 Crashed In Indian Ocean

Published June 30, 2009 by Mrs. Universe Philippines 2020 - Star Villanueva

SAN’A, Yemen – A plane going from the Arabian Peninsula country of Yemen to the island nation of Comoros crashed in the Indian Ocean early Tuesday, a Yemen airport official said.

An official from the Yemeni state carrier said the plane had 147 passengers, including three infants plus 11 crew.
"The weather conditions were rough; strong wind and high seas. The wind speed recorded on land at the airport was 38 miles an hour. There could be other factors," he said.

According to preliminary information from Paris Airports press service, a Yemenia Air Airbus 330 flew on Monday from Paris to San’a, with 147 passengers and 11 crew on board.

Most of the passengers are from Paris, After landing in the Yemeni capital, the passengers disembarked and those destined for Comoros switched planes. Sixty-seven of the original passengers were flying on to Moroni, according to the press service.  It was unclear how many more passengers boarded the Airbus 310 in San’a and if the crew was changed as well.

CENTRAL PARK (New York, USA)

Published June 28, 2009 by Mrs. Universe Philippines 2020 - Star Villanueva

Central Park is one of those places that make New York such a great place to live. The huge park is located in the center of Manhattan. Its design is an example for city parks around the world.

Literally dozens of well known movie and TV scenes have been shot here including: Ransom, One Fine Day, Bullets over Broadway, Home Alone II, Serendipity, Made of Honor, Angels in America, Cruel Intention, 27 Dresses, Superman Returns, I am Legend, Autumn in New York, The Happenings, You’ve Got Mail, Maid in Manhattan, Sex and the City, Gossip Girl and more. For more info go to IMDB Central Park Filming Location.

Bow Bridge completed in 1862, is one of the most photographed and filmed locations in Central Park and it deserves every bit of its star reputation. The bridge also provides the perfect view from to watch the slowly moving row boats as they glide across the lake, or to photograph the skyline over Fifth Ave. as it rises from the leafy skirt of trees that edge it. It is one of the most popular, and best known, spots to meet and has hosted numberless romantic moments, both on and off the big screen.

The Mall  The 40foot wide Mall, flanked by its majestic rows of American Elms, provides the perfect place for a leisurely stroll in any season. One can easily imagine the scene a century ago, women with parasols and men in top hats perambulating towards the Concert Ground that stood adjacent to its northern end. Now you are more likely to find skateboards than waistcoats, but the effect is still the same and even the visitors on wheels are apt to slow down just a bit and admire the cathedral-like ambience.

The Loeb Boathouse, one of the most famous icons of Central Park is located at the northeastern tip of the Lake and houses the Boathouse Restaurant. It is a romantic setting for dinner on a mid-summer 19s evening, watching the sun sink behind the trees and maybe catching a venetian gondola.

Bethesda Fountain rises high above Bethesda Terrace looking over the hundreds of visitors that come every day to enjoy the view of the Lake and relax at the “heart” of the Central Park. Besides being a favorite destination of park visitors in search of a cool place to spend a summer afternoon.  Bethesda Fountain is also a celebrity in its own right. It has probably appeared in more movies than any other monument in the park, exuding a timeless romantic charm that makes it a perfect backdrop for cinematographers.

North Meadow Recreation Center is, at 23 acres, one of Central Park’s largest open areas. Ball fields first appeared there in the 1870s and it has been extensively refitted with carefully managed baseball diamonds which are in use throughout the spring and summer. Located just to the north of the reservoir the gently rolling landscape around it creates a slightly more secluded ambience. It also houses a state of the art fitness center, which includes basketball courts, handball courts and two climbing walls.

Strawberry Fields, On December 8th, 1980 John Lennon was shot dead at 72nd St. and Central Park West. Mr. Lennon had taken many walks with his wife and young son through the friendly confines of Central Park. On March 26, 1981 His widow, the artist and performer, later donated $1 million to the Central Park Conservancy to re-landscape and to maintain the 2.5-acre tear-drop-shaped parcel of park landscape. Strawberry Fields opened on October 9, 1985. Every October 9th since then has seen an all day vigil of people of all ages from around the world; fans of his music and believers in his vision.

Source: http://www.centralpark.com/

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Leave A Message

Published May 3, 2009 by Mrs. Universe Philippines 2020 - Star Villanueva

Hi everyone! I’ve been answering numerous inquiries about how to be a flight attendant & beauty tips, etc. Through a personal message everyday. If you have questions, inquiries or If you like me to feature any topic, you may suggest it here,  so that others can read it as well. (You don’t have to be a member to leave a comment.)

 

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Qatar Airways Takes Proactive Precautionary Measures over

Published April 27, 2009 by Mrs. Universe Philippines 2020 - Star Villanueva

Doha, QATAR – Qatar Airways has initiated a number of measures over heightened global health concerns amid the recent outbreak of influenza A (H1N1) swine flu virus in Mexico.

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said: “The health and wellbeing of all our passengers and employees is of paramount importance and Qatar Airways in no way compromises the safety of any individual.

“Passengers should be reassured that modern aircraft have very advanced air filtration systems which ensure a high level of air quality despite the confined environment they are travelling in.”

Qatar Airways has been working closely with local health authorities in Qatar and monitoring developments with international health organisations and governments around the world in order to be able to take the most appropriate measures.

Since April 27th, Qatar Airways has required that all operating flight deck and cabin crew wear masks on flights originating from the United States – namely daily services from New York, Washington DC and Houston.Passengers on Qatar Airways’ flights originating from the US to Doha are being issued with masks upon boarding and advised to wear them inflight. In addition, all Qatar Airways’ customer contact staff in the United States and at Doha International Airport are required to wear masks.If prior to boarding in the US or during transit in Doha, passengers are identified as having flu or fever-like symptoms, they will be referred to a local medical centre to determine their suitability to travel.The airline’s decision has been taken to control the potential transmission of the virus to fellow passengers and crew onboard.


Source: Qatar Airways Website

Sleep Deprived March Roster

Published March 29, 2009 by Mrs. Universe Philippines 2020 - Star Villanueva

Finally the month will soon be over… I don’t like my roster this month… Too much turnarounds all minimum rest – departing evening – arriving morning – departing evening again & again… and for the 1st time after more than a year I don’t have any U.S flight! When I was in Economy minimum of 3-4 Washington or New York flight each month, but as Premium class crew no more!? Waaaah! I earned more at the Aft Cabin! hehehe! Joke.

Then, I supposed to go on a 7days Beijing Flight. I was ready. All set. My transport pick up arrived but when I was signing in for the flight in Qatar Airways technical bldg. I was like “Hmmm, how come it’s different flight number?” OMG! They just change my flight without any notice at all… That evening I flew to Manchester, UK. I don’t mind doing the flight since I haven’t been there because I keep swapping that flight for MNL but how can I go shopping?!  My suitcase is filled with gym attire, Jackets & boots. The Hotel in Manchester is Midland. The location is perfect for shopping there’s H&M, Zara, Mark & Spencer,Topshop and “Primark” is just 5mins walking distance yehey!

I really wanted to buy lots of stuff but my suitcase is packed for 7 days stay in Beijing. (No much space) But still I managed to bought lots of stuff like 2 Jackets, Lingeries, Tops, lots of warming tights, (good for winter) & some pasalubong. Spent about 70 pounds.

Back in Doha, I have Roster changes again!!! They gave me Delhi – Bahrain – Delhi back to back turn around flights!!! Waaah!!! Best word to described it – Damn Tiring!!!

I also had Tripoli – Cassablanca (morocco), I don’t have picture there because I didn’t go out, I just went to Spa for a relaxing massage & tried the much talk about “Hammam” service. (Their term for body scrub). Unfortunately, it wasn’t relaxing at all. My skin has a lot of nail scratch afterwards & the way they massage is not gentle. Ouch! Nothing beats Thai Massage or Swedish Massage in The Spa, Fitness First or City Lifestyle QC.

* View the rest of the pictures in my Photo Blog

Wishful Thinking: Nice Roster of flights for the month of April!!! =)

Narita accident Strands 1,600 pax in Manila

Published March 24, 2009 by Mrs. Universe Philippines 2020 - Star Villanueva

                                  

Four Boeing 747-400 flights going out of Ninoy Aquino International Airport was cancelled after a FedEx MD-11 cargo aircraft crash at 6:49 am (7:49 Manila time) yesterday in Tokyo’s Narita Airport and consequently causing the closure of one of its runway and resulting to cancellation of 38 outgoing flights.

The FedEx cargo plane smashed into the runway and burst into a ball of fire while attempting to land killing the pilot Kevin Kyle Mosley, 54, and copilot Anthony Stephen Pino, 49. Aviation Accident Investigators believed that wind shear, an aviation term for sudden gust of strong wind, may have been a factor in the accident.

The airlines that were unable to leave Manila was Japan Airlines flight JL746 scheduled to depart at 9:10, while JL741 which is supposed to arrive in the afternoon failed to depart from the same airport for a return trip. Northwest flight NW002 which was scheduled to leave for Detroit via Narita at 8 am with about 400 passengers, was also cancelled.

Meanwhile, a Boeing 747 Philippine Airlines flight PR431 from Tokyo failed to arrive at 1:30 pm. Its return flight to Narita, PR432, marooned another 400 passengers at the Centennial Terminal 2.

The accident however strands thousands of passengers, half of it bound for the United States, which was left unattended at Terminals 1 and 2. Its been a practice of airlines that in the case of unforeseen event, such as the FedEx plane crash, that the carrier is not responsible for hotel accommodations of stranded passengers or to take care of their food billings, except when the reason for suspension of flight was when the airplane they were supposed to take experience technical problems.

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My Golden Valentine

Published March 5, 2009 by Mrs. Universe Philippines 2020 - Star Villanueva

It’s better late than never post it at all, just want to explain why all of a sudden we were wearing huge Gold jewelries last Valentines day at Chili’s Restaurant. On Feb 14’ 2009, we had our family picture taken on a studio (as mentioned in earlier blog). It was the exact number of jewelries she was once wore on our portrait 16yrs ago! She’s just so happy that after all these years “walang nabawas, nasanla or nabenta” sa collections niya nadadagdagan pa.

 

Then while we were in the restaurant my sisters and I are having fun fitting all those while were joking around saying:

Star: “ah ito akin ‘to – ako  ang paborito!”

Alma: “Hindi sakin yan, ako panganay!”

Kristine: “Pagsawaan nyo na hawakan lahat yan dahil sakin lahat ng mana, ako BUNSO!  Hahahaha!!!

Christian: Bahala nga kayo dyan, may bahay naman ako BEH!

Biruan lang naman…hehehe!

A Family Portrait

Published March 5, 2009 by Mrs. Universe Philippines 2020 - Star Villanueva

Family portraits are often regarded with less importance and it is probably done once, maybe twice in a lifetime but it is important because among the first things we see when visiting a family’s home is a portrait.

We have a portrait back in 1993 taken professionally by Mr. Allen Villalon. That picture still looks new as if it was only taken a year ago not 16yrs ago. Since my mom doesn’t want to move any things, furniture or appliances from the house to another she said everything should be brand new. We’ve all decided that it’s about time to have a new family portrait! Mr. Allen Villalon couldn’t remember our faces anymore because who would recognize faces in negatives! plus 16 yrs had already passed!!!

Surviving – A problem without a solution

Published January 17, 2009 by Mrs. Universe Philippines 2020 - Star Villanueva

As people we are used to problems and trying to solve them. The loss and bereavement process is difficult because the problem you are trying to solve has no answer. That is what confuses us and causes depression. We are used to finding solutions and we need to understand that mourning and grief is one emotion that cannot be “mended”. The solution that you want – your loved one by the side of you- will not come back.

The solution to beat this depression, is to understand that it is about survival skills…surviving the crisis and then learning to live and love again.You need to change the question that you are searching for an answer to, from – why did this happen? to How do I learn to cope with this pain? That is a problem that we can find an answer for, it is a problem that through years of experience we have learned to cope with……it is a problem with a solution.

How To Annoy Cabin Crew

Published August 18, 2008 by Mrs. Universe Philippines 2020 - Star Villanueva

Former BA stewardess Yasmine Gibson lists her top 10 pet hates

ASK FOR AN UPGRADE

The only people besides the check-in staff who have the authority to upgrade are senior crew members. They won’t do it just because you ask, unless you happen to be the captain’s spouse.

SNEAK INTO THE BUSINESS OR FIRST-CLASS CABINS

There are some people who just won’t take no for an answer and when no one is looking, they see a spare seat and hope that they will not be noticed. But the crew have a passenger list which, as well as giving them passenger details, tells them exactly which seats should be occupied. Culprits will be spotted and hauled humiliatingly back into "cattle" class.

ASK FOR HELP WITH YOUR BAG

You carried it on board, you can hoist it into the overhead locker.

DISRUPT THE SAFETY DEMONSTRATION

Agreed: some people travel a lot and already know the safety demonstration by heart. If they want to ignore the briefing that is their decision. But they should just sit quietly reading, rather than talk, laugh or try to mimic the crew. Don’t bother – you’ll get a tongue-lashing from any cabin crew member worth their salt.

DISOBEY THE FASTEN SEATBELTS SIGNS

The captain illuminates the signs for a reason: either the weather is turbulent or the plane is still ascending or descending.

COMPLAIN ABOUT THE FOOD

The meals are usually catered by a completely different company so it isn’t the cabin crew’s fault if you don’t like your chicken chasseur. There is also not much that can be done at 30,000ft in the air if they run out of beef. However, if you graciously explain you cannot eat/are allergic to the choice that is left, the cabin crew might be able to find you a spare meal from another cabin.

PILE LOT OF RUBBISH ON TOP OF YOUR MEAL TRAYS

It is difficult to fit them all back in to the trolley anyway.

DEMAND A DRINK JUST AFTER THE MEALS HAVE BEEN CLEARED AWAY

After serving countless meals to passengers and being on their feet for hours with no rest, the crew finally get a chance to eat something. This happens when they have cleared all the rubbish in from the passenger meal service. If you value your life, wait 15 minutes or so after this is done before you hit the call button. If you are desperate then go along to the galley; this is slightly less maddening, but still annoying.

ASK THEM TO CLEAN THE LAVATORIES

This doesn’t really come under the job specification of cabin crew. On a full long-haul Boeing 747 flight there are only marginally less than 50 passengers per toilet. It is a horrible job.

PROD MEMBERS OF CABIN CREW

There is something about uniforms that makes people think the people in them are public property. Cabin crew hate going on the Tube in uniform as it is impossible to travel incognito – people always stare or start conversations by asking where they are off to. Something about air hostesses makes certain passengers think it is all right to grab a skirt or prod a shoulder to get attention. They would never do this with other uniformed staff, such as police officers, bus conductors or soldiers. It’s irritating. Please stop it.

AND FIVE WAYS TO INGRATIATE YOURSELF

1 Before they arrive to collect your meal tray, arrange it as it was when it was given to you, minus the food. As you pass it back to the crew, smile and say: "I just wanted to make it easy for you."

2 Take off your headset when a member of crew is trying to talk to you. It saves time and shouting.

3 Empathise with them. Remember if they are short-haul crew this might be their fifth flight of the day.

4 OK, you can read their badges and know what the crew are called, but try to avoid using their first names – they don’t know yours and it seems over familiar.

5 Buy lots of duty-free goods: the crew get commission.

L’oreal Whitening Toner

Published August 8, 2008 by Mrs. Universe Philippines 2020 - Star Villanueva


What I liked about the product is that, it is water – based so it doesn’t sting. It does not feel heavy to the skin after application and if you apply it at night before sleeping, you can expect a very oily face when you wake up the next morning, which for me is a good thing because it means that the product helped remove pore – blocking dirt and oil.

Racism! – scene took place on a British Airways between Johannesburg and London

Published July 29, 2008 by Mrs. Universe Philippines 2020 - Star Villanueva

A White woman, about 50 years old, was seated next to a black man.

Obviously disturbed by this, she called the air Hostess. “Madam, what is the matter,” the hostess asked. “You obviously do not see it then?” she responded. “You placed me next to a black man. I do not agree to sit next to someone from such a repugnant group. Give me an alternative seat.”
“Be calm please,” the hostess replied. “Almost all the places on this Flight is taken.

I will go to see if another place is available.” The Hostess went away and then came back a few minutes later. “Madam, Just as I thought, there are no other available seats in the economy class. I spoke to the captain and he informed me that there is a seat in the business class.

All the same, we still have one place in the first class.” Before the woman could say anything, the hostess continued: “It is not usual for our company to permit someone from the economy class to sit in the first class. However, given the circumstances, the captain feels that it would be scandalous to make someone sit next to someone so disgusting.” She turned to the black guy, and said, “Therefore, Sir, if you would like to, please collect your hand luggage, a seat awaits you in first class.”

At that moment, the other passengers who were shocked by what they had just witnessed stood up and applauded.

Almost Done!

Published July 28, 2008 by Mrs. Universe Philippines 2020 - Star Villanueva

I can’t believe I survived my unbearable schedule for this month and July is about to end! This is definitely one of the bussiest & strenuous month I ever had because only few crew are trained for Boeing, the ones I’ve flown with are facing the same problem like me. Imagine arriving 7 in the morning from Dubai nightstop then Dubai again the following evening at 6:30pm pick-up time! I’ve been doing these for over a week now! I’m glad they’re training more Boeing crew now. Too much Dubai & Washington! I can’t take it anymore and the worst part is, even if I reported sick, they will just adjust the dates, they will not remove Dubai from my roster even if I’m day-off! I only have 5 days off this month + my sick leave = 8

Next month as predicted, no new layover, no other destinations. I just have 4 Dubai & 6 Washington till September 3 (if anyone wants Washington just inform me, you may drop swap form in my pigeon hole: 1778 – I will accept any layover flight) Ugh! Even if I’m smiling my face still looks so tired! My eyes looks so stressed! I deserve to pamper myself…I feel so restless… I need vacation leave…



 

The Psychology of Being Organized

Published July 21, 2008 by Mrs. Universe Philippines 2020 - Star Villanueva

I always wanted my stuff to be organized, for me there is always a room for improvement. I rearrange & clean almost everyday because my accommodation is located in front-corner side of the building it’s so dusty! Being organized is totally a part of me wherever I go. As a sneak peak to my soon to launch blog site here’s an article on being organized.

Individuals who are organized in their personal lives most generally constitute efficient and organized in their work environments, succeed in their personal endeavors . Once an organizational state of mind is established, your status of efficiency in all areas of your life will benefit. A well kept room tend to indicate a well-ordered existence in every area of your life, whether it is financial, emotional or physical.

 

* My shoes as of June 1′ 2008 (some are left in Manila)

Organization is having a system for everything. By utilizing these systems, or routines, you manage to run a household, you manage to be where you are supposed to be when you are supposed to be there, you manage to do everything that needs to be done and you manage to find the time to do the things you enjoy. The only way you can manage to do it all these days is if you are organized. And that means having a system.

Self-discipline is the only required equipment you will need to make any necessary change in your life. There is always room for improvement and there is always a simpler, better, and more efficient way of getting things done if you look hard enough to find it.

 

Low Calorie Pancake Syrup!

Published July 21, 2008 by Mrs. Universe Philippines 2020 - Star Villanueva

During one of my layover in Washington, I woke up so early (5am) I was craving for pancake so I ordered at Panera-nearby cafe connected to the hotel where I’m staying.. The pancake & syrup was so good so I planned to make my own version but why would I buy a high calorie maple syrup if there’s alternative “Sugar-Free & Low calorie” at same great taste!?! I’m glad I found this 70% fewer calories than regular syrup… If you’re calorie conscious person or has a diabetic family background this is definitely a good alternative instead of buying a high calorie syrup.