Thursday, January 31, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Got this tag from rich of myfavehangout...
1. Have you found the one you wanna spend your whole life with?
I can't tell yet
2. Are you happy with your life right now?
3. Do you think there’s still a chance for past lovers to get back together?
4. How did you spend your Christmas last year?
Just with my family
I'll be off somewhere...
No choice... I only have 1
7. Last person who texted you?
8. Last person you texted?
9. When was the last time you smiled?
32 minutes ago
Bianx is teasing me
12. Mcdo or Jollibee?
Jollibee, I love their stapegi :)
13. Name one insect you hate most?
14. Still close to any of your ex(s)?
15. Would you kiss the last person who kissed you?
16. If you were in the mall, where would you probably go?
17. Do you think there such thing as Fate?
Don't know but I hope there is
18. You spend most of your Friday Night with?
Friends... Gimick time!
19. What were you doing an hour ago?
Surfing the net
20. If you could have a special power what would it be?
The power to fly so I can visit many places without waiting for promo fares, hehehe :)
21. Do you know your bestfriend’s crush (es) ?
22. Do you agree that usually the second child are the troublemakers?
I hope they are coz I'm the firstborn
23. Do you like guys / girls with dimples?
24. Honestly, do you think you tall?
I think so, I'm taller compared with most of my friends
I prefer just to hide it ;)
26. Who’s making you mad?
Anyone can if I have the reason to get mad
I can't enumerate all the reasons
28. Do you like her / him?
I don't know the relevance of this question... Is this question connected with the 2 previous questions?
29. Last one, cigarettes or drugs?
Now it's my time to tag punditocracy, opinionated banana, janice and jana :)
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
The recently concluded Sinulog celebration is a nine-day annual fiesta in Cebu City in honor of Sto. Nino. Although there are other versions of Sinulog in other parts of Visayas and Mindanao as it is like a generic term for the Sto. Nino festivities, the Cebu City version is the most famous among them. The celebration entails two major activities: the religious procession on a Saturday and the grand street parade the following day. Sinulog has always been fast-paced. Dancers bounce and step more often then they sway.
And here's the official Sinulog soundtrack:
Monday, January 21, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Coming to Bantayan Island which is located in the northern part of Cebu province, me and my companion didn't expect much as we have been to other very beautiful islands here in our country like Boracay, Camiguin, Palawan, Panglao, Samal and Guimaras just to name a few.
I have a personal theory that as an island/place gets smaller the more friendly its locals become to its visitors. Well, I think that now I have a personal experience as a proof that nobody can object...
From Cebu City it took us exactly 3 hrs. of bus ride to reach the port of Hagnaya and another 65 minutes ferry ride to the port of Sta. Fe in Bantayan Island.
The weather didn't cooperate with us as it drizzled throughout our journey from Cebu City to Bantayan Island. Upon reaching Jegra John's Resort in Bantayan we are the only guests for that day so there is no problem haggling for the room price. Even though it just the two of us, we opted for the family room which has 2 double beds, a shower and bathtub (yes, a bathtub), flat iron with ironing board, a dresser and with 2 sets of native sofas. You could fit another double bed in that room with more room to spare as it is very spacious and we got all of that for only 1,300 pesos. Alternatively, a double room normally costs 800 pesos for a night. Oh, I almost forgot to mention that our room faces the cute swimming pool which is a perfect place to relax after an all-day beachcombing.
We want to hire two scooters to tour around the island but Jay, the son of the owner who also acts as the manager of the resort, offered us to use his Mitsubishi Adventure for FREE as we confessed that we are novices in driving a scooter much more in a wet sandy road. Who would in his right mind offer his wheels to a total stranger from Manila. Talk about trust and pampering your guests. He just required us to gas up his Adventure and even offered to tour us around because we don't know our way around the island but we refused as it is too much. It's just a small island with one main highway, how can we get lost anyway, hehehe :)
I told Jay before we leave that I will feature his resort because of the kindness and hospitality he showed to us which made our Bantayan trip more enjoyable. Not only Jay but almost all of the residents of Bantayan are accommodating as they helped us navigate around that very beautiful island, from Sta. Fe to Bantayan town proper up to the northern tip of Madridejos.
I strongly invite everyone to visit the tranquil paradise island of Bantayan and stay at Jegra John's Resort. You may first call or send an SMS to Jay at 09197489652.
Jay, I hope your mother in Dubai will read this so she will know that you are doing a wonderful job in maintaining your property in very good condition and treating guests like relatives. I've stayed in countless hotels, inns, resorts and pension houses in all of my travels in different countries and from Luzon to Mindanao. Without a doubt Jegra John's Resort is the most friendliest (friendliest is not enough so I have to precede it with "most") and you will get more than what your money's worth.
P.S. The drizzle stopped and the sun showed its might as soon as we boarded and took off to tour the island.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Got this very interesting post from my favorite Singaporean mommy blogger Janice...
Read about this fabulous concept from Sam Chan.
Spread around if you find it meaningful...
If we were to be involved in an accident or were taken ill, the people attending us would have our mobile phone but wouldn't know who to call. Yes, there are hundreds of numbers stored but which one is the contact person in case of an emergency? Hence this "ICE" (In Case of Emergency) Campaign
The concept of "ICE" is catching on quickly. It is a method of contact during emergency situations. As cell phones are carried by the majority of the population, all you need to do is store the number of a contact person or persons who should be contacted during emergency under the name "ICE" ( In Case Of Emergency).
The idea was thought up by a paramedic who found that when he went to the scenes of accidents, there were always mobile phones with patients, but they didn't know which number to call. He therefore thought that it would be a good idea if there was a nationally recognized name for this purpose. In an emergency situation, Emergency Service personnel and hospital Staff would be able to quickly contact the right person by simply dialing the number you have stored as "ICE."
For more than one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3 etc. A great idea that will make a difference!
Let's spread the concept of ICE by storing an ICE number in our mobile phones today!!! !
Please forward this. It won't take too many "forwards" before everybody will know about this It really could save your life, or put a loved one's mind at rest .
If you support this idea, please create ICE number in your mobile phones and then post this on your blogs, digg this, e-mail this to all your friends or spread it in whatever manner you can think of.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
This would be my 2nd trip to Cebu and Bohol but it would be my 1st time in Bantayan Island. Beachcombing in January? Well, I don't care even if the summer season starts in April. I love going to the beach during the low season anyway.
This is the 1st of my 2008 adventures and I hope that there will be many, many, many, many, many more to come... How about you? Where do you plan to go in 2008?
Pictures of my Cebu-Bohol trip will definitely follow in my next posts. Ciao!
I now truly believe that our country is being dominated by Chinese businessmen that the Chinese traits and beliefs in business are being adapted in this country because you will see the lucky number "8" everywhere. There's nothing wrong with that... In fact, I'm thankful because a domestic seat goes as low as 8 pesos and 888 pesos for Asian destinations.
I will no longer mention the different terms and mechanics on how to avail of the low fares being offered by the 3 airlines as I already mentioned them in my previous posts. Just visit their websites and book online to find out more.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
The 88-peso seat sale is being offered by PAL as a counterpart of the 8-peso seat sale from Air Philippines. The 88-peso and 8-peso promotional sale simultaneously run from Jan. 8 to Jan. 18 and will be good for travel from Feb. 1 to Mar. 12, 2008. As with any other promotional seat sale, fuel surcharge and government taxes are not yet included in the advertised promo fare. The seat sale of PAL is available for purchase through its website while for Air Philippines you have to go to any of its ticket office nationwide to avail of the promo.
Monday, January 7, 2008
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
It's been an enjoyable experience sharing with you all information, pictures and sometimes just trivial matters in this blog. I hope my persistency continues so I can keep this blog updated with information tidbits or even just travel pictures :)
It's nice to know that in the next two months I have a line-up of my proposed travels. I will be first going to the Queen City of the South (Cebu) to visit what is being dubbed as the "New Boracay" (Bantayan Island). Then by the middle of February I will be in Iloilo and Bacolod City to attend a family reunion and birthday of my grandfather. Lastly, by the end of February I will be visiting the Land of Majestic Waterfalls (Iligan) and the Island Born of Fire (Camiguin) which also happens to be my favorite province here in the Philippines.