Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Blessings In My Life

First in the lists is my health improvement being a Post Kidney Transplant, I already survived more than 1 year. Blessing the family with three lovely angels (the twins alliza & allison and angel) seeing my sister and her family in London. Good health and abundance of grace including the trials and challenges that the family had this year. It make us even stronger, closer and strengthen our faith.

Places I visited like Bohol, Cebu and Baguio (been here always...hehehe) Malaysia - again...and UK London. My job and the crazy, emotional and reasonable people I work with...they make work interesting and fun. My personal trials, failures and being dumb for several times for being so kindhearted and friendly because I choose to be that way and be happy in that decision. Sure we made some mistakes along the way, what matters most is how we accept, experience and stand on that situation. The good thing is realizing that as a blessing. Sometimes it is helpful and even comforting to remember that there are things that we can never change.

Meeting my Batch mates/Friends in High School and start to continue the friendship. My dear special friends in college, the ChE Blues Group for the annual gatherings and doing some worthwhile activities (Outreach Program). My former co-employees who been there and stayed as good friend to me even in a long distance communication. Youngsters I've met who keep in touch and establishing friendship and becoming part of my family. People in my Friendster who take time to send messages and and considering me as one of their good friends. My new group, BH at smashville.....who are true good and nice to me.

I consider all of you a blessing in my life... I believe that meeting people is not a coincidence...People come into our life for a REASON, a SEASON or a LIFETIME.

To all of you have a brighter, blessed and happy new year.....Live well, Laugh often and Love with all of your heart.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Day with New & Old Good Friends

It's Sunday once again and time to play badminton with my batch mates (high school friends) and the BH group.We had just our BH tournament last week December 7, 2008 and I would like to congratulate all the winners especially my batch mates who won the Class B and Class C division. This is the first badminton tournament they had. My batch mates Rey is paired to Rodel the husband of Rachel who also won the championship in Class C together with Trish.

This Sunday is just another routine play were we gather and play. After the play I joined with the youngsters (without my batch mates) to eat at Robinson's Galleria and to know more of the group where I'm a "newbie". Actually, my so called adopted brother (new friend) will accompany me to buy something and have time together. So after eating we went at SM Mega to do the shopping , had coffee at Starbucks and watch a movie upon his request. It was great day and I get to know more of my adopted brother.

Badminton High 3rd Tournament



The next day, my schedule is dinner with my former choir members (good old friends). Meeting place at SM Mega church 7pm. We had our dinner at ManHann.

Pasig Concert Choir

As usual majority of the basses and sopranos are present , one from tenor and none from alto's. But basically it's a gathering of close friends/barkadas. It was a good and fun dinner. Everyone has stories to share and update their lives. In one conversation, an idea pop out of having a reunion concert "One Night Only" parang pelikula...LOLZ...everyone like the idea but then it will take a lot planning and time. And maybe the question is if we can still sing...of course we can.....Let's just see when... The resto is closing so we transferred at Starbucks for more sharing and updates. It's another tiring day for me but I'm happy seeing my choir members wherein some of them are my kumpare's and kumare's. Through the years our friendship remains and even grows better. Truly friends are gifts not easily gained. It roots from one's heart and involves memories that stay...not for a moment ...not for a day but ...always





Sunday, November 30, 2008

Badminton Group at Smashville

It's been 2 months since I started joining the BH group (badminton enthusiasts) through the invitation of my high school friend Rachelle. Other batchmates who joined the group are Rey, our senior class president, willie , rollie and eric. I enjoy playing with my batchmates and of course I like the group who welcome us here, compose mainly of young and not so old professionals...hehehe. The game is scheduled every sunday and I try to be there as much as possible because I consider this as my form of exercise and an outlet.
The first few faces that I had a communication are Tess , Dominick, Jordan, Joy, Ernie. Majority of them I know by faces, names but just pure hi and hello (a smile gesture). Aside from my high school friends (batchmates) , there are three persons that has been good, nice and kind to me...(should I say...with impact and recall). Alex (soft spoken and looks naive) for entertaining my querries and ....hehehe, Jay (looks snobbish..first impression only...clean looking and refreshing face) for bringing my box of wine in our plant and Cris (kind and friendly) my adopted brother, for the trust, sharing his life and for the bookings. I'm just new in the group and hopefully will get to know more about the other members.

Me & my batchmates (friends)

Cris Munoz (adopted brother)
Alex & Jay (Dynamic buddy)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Angel's first bday

A simple celebration of my niece, daughter of my youngest brother who happens to be my kidney donor. My brother is teaching my niece to call me "Dada" his second dad (hehehe). Her great baby sitter is my father (her Lolo). It was just a simple family affair with the chosen few relatives. Present also is my eldest brother and his family (with my nephews). My mom (who manage to call us to greet her grand daughter) is still with my sister's family. There will also be a grand celebration next month, this time it's the christening of the twins to be held on December 7 at London, England.



It was in deed a happy gathering seeing my kuya, pamankins , tiya. The next gathering will be this coming Christmas and new year. The one year that happen to my niece was a wonderful year and much blessings from the above, for guiding her, making her healthy, strong and away from sickness. I do hope she will be blessed more together with her parents and the rest of my family....























Sunday, September 21, 2008

My Vacation - The London Experience Continuation

The continuation...another London's landmark....The Buckingham Palace, the official residence of British Monarch. It is one of the main tourist attraction where a major ceremony called Changing of the Guard is held daily during summer and every other day for the rest of the year. New guard exchanging shift with the old guard and this process is accompanied by a guards band. Be sure to be early so you will have a nice spot viewing the guards formation and for the picture taking, its really fantastic and exciting, a lot of people really do visit here to watch this ceremony.
Outside the Buckingham Palace is the Canada Gates (with black and yellow color) this is the entrance to Hyde Park which is one of the romantic and cool park here in London, including also the St James park. After strolling the in the park, we went to Starbucks to have a merienda. We then proceeded to one of the world's famous department store in London's Knightbridge.... The Harrods. We just do window shopping and buy small items for my niece.....
We then proceeded to London's Museum...the first Museum we visited is the Science Museum. We did not manage to go to 2nd to 5th floor because our camera battery is too low already but we do have some pics in the museum to show. It was a great and wonderful day (although tired and exhausted) seeing this amazing tourist attraction here in London.


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The last travel and visit before I go back in Manila.....Another popular travel destination here in central London. The Tower of London, a historic monument...a fortress, a royal palace and prison. One of UNESCO World Heritage Center.... The next one is the Tower Bridge, the iconic symbol of London... and the London Zoo which is the world's oldest scientific zoo. Check out my video pics.

for more info click here : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_of_London
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_Bridge
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Zoo

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

An Extraordinary Day

This is one of my memorable birthday , sharing it with the twins (my nieces) and celebrating with my sister close friends together with their kids. I know some by names and faces, others just met here for the first time, except for Nana Maxine (British National) who been in the Philippines, my sisters second mom here. It's my first time to blow a candle for my birthday cake...sounds funny but it's true ( no picture - confidential....lolz). The kids sang a birthday song and blown the candle for me. I was also surprised with their birthday presents for me. I said to myself it's nice having a birthday here ....oh no!!!...just kidding. Maybe I'm not used in receiving gifts now a days at my age. But I'm really thankful for the warmth welcome and generosity of my sister friends.

Kids blown the candle for me


Nana Maxi with Sam, Christian, Ashley, Tara, Laura

Above are the items I received: stuffed toy (monkey), birthday cards, M&S T-shirt, 2 England caps, 3 Umbro shirts (the red one is the new official shirt of England for 2008-2010 kick off), pair of watches, another M&S polo shirt (not in the picture) and 160GB external hard drive.

I will never forget this wonderful day being with you people and looking forward in seeing you again someday. I owe all of you for making my natal day an extraordinary one ....


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

My Vacation - The London Experience

This is the first place that I visited, The London Eye, dubbed as Millennium Wheel. An Eye flight (air conditioned passenger capsule) where you can view London's famous landmarks such as Big Ben, House of Parliament , River Thames, Westminster Bridge....This famous tourist attraction is located at Western end of Jubilee Gardens, on the South Bank of River Thames.

We were lucky enough that we already inside the capsule when the rain pours. It was amazing seeing famous landmarks while you are inside the capsule and on top. After the ride , we just go around the park and find a nearby restaurant to have our lunch.

We then proceeded to London's famous day out, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum with branches in a number of cities (New York, Amsterdam, Las Vegas, Shanghai, Hongkong....). The Museum represents entertainment, sports and public figures.

This was just two of the many tourist attractions and landmarks here ... we will still visit some...It was really a day to remember, experiencing all of this together with your family.



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Saturday, September 6, 2008

New Angels in the family

My new nieces, Allison and Alliza was born 25th of July @ 14:46 and 14:47 and 1,660 and 2,630 gms respectively via elective cesarean section. They're genetically identical twins though its not obvious at the moment due to dissimilar birth weights. They're a bit premature so they had to stay in the neonatal unit for quite sometime! Allison (the elder and smaller of the two) is still on a drip and has to rest her tummy a bit to avoid gut problems as a precaution due to her low birth weight otherwise all else seems ok so far. Alliza (the younger and bigger of the two) was fed through a tube and is beginning to suck nicely from mum's breasts. Alliza was the first one to go home after three weeks and Allison after five and a half weeks.



Allison



Alliza



The twins weight after 6 weeks , Alliza from 2.6 to 5.0 and Allison from 1.6 to 3.0 kgs. The lovely twins shows great improvements and their healthy too.


Ashley


Ashley (twins sister) who is turning 5 years old this December is currently enrolled as preparatory in St. Theresa. It's been four years that we haven't met her and my sister. Ashley was also excited knowing that I'll be celebrating my birthday here together with the twins thanksgiving. It's been a good year with full of blessings for us, new angels for the family, my 1st year anniversary being a post KT, seeing my sister and his family doing well and a chance to visit London and explore the nice places here.




























Monday, August 25, 2008

Malaysia Trip

It was a business, work related trip together with our IT wizard Dondon and top caliber accountant Deth. We are here to help and assist our sister company (Rawang Malaysia), the two will work on PECAS implementation and me to follow-up and conduct a quality systems audit based on our customer requirements. It was a four long days of work (we had no merienda like in the Philippines) and we get back on hotel at around 7pm. We had our 2 days dinner in a nearby Chinese restaurant from our Hotel. On the third night, we met our former operations manager and have dinner with him together with APM SCD manager. It was a long night of chat, eating and enjoyment. The following morning is my report preparation and a closing meeting in the afternoon with the concern Departments/Section together with the Regional Director.It was a tough week doing this audit alone and I hope I manage to help and assists them in the best way I can. That night, we decided to have a dinner in China town and check some items to bring back as "pasalubong". It's a 20 minute drive (taxi) from our Hotel. The following day, Friday, is our scheduled trip back home (at 12pm). We need to be in the airport early by 9:30am. We wake up early so we can check out by 8am. We decided to visit the twin towers at KL so Dondon called our service taxi and drop us in the place.

The twin towers is a spectacular pieces of architecture that should not be missed during any visit to Kuala Lumpur. Dubbed as the highest tower from 1998-2004. The structure is different from the skyscraper of the rest of the world which are built with extensive use of steel and its metal finish reflects both natural light and spectacular night lights on the twin tower. Click here for the list of tallest buildings and structures of the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_and_structures_in_the_world



Me and Deth

Dondon, Me and Deth

Hopefully, in two years or early (maybe)... I will have my pleasure trip at Burj Dubai Skyscraper but for now I will be at London to have my vacation... wait for my next blogs friends see you soon.













Monday, July 28, 2008

Oh my Gulay

I've been here in Baguio for so many times visiting my friends, I ask them to accompany me to cafe by the ruins and Kidlat's Tahimik place because I've heard a lot of good comments and reviews from this place.





OH MY GULAY (OMG), a vegetarian restaurant/coffee shop located at topmost floor of the La Azotea Building along Session Road. The place serves a variety of vegetarian pasta dishes. We tried al fresto , anak ng putanesca and lumpiang salad. Anak ng putanesca is good because I like spicy foods but we loved most the Lumpiang Salad, a mix of fresh lettuce and water cress serve with an Asian dressing (I guess) and deep fried lumpia with soft tofu, oyster mushroom I think and carrots. In fact we have a second round order of lumpiang salad because of its mouth watering dressing ..hehehe.




The place has been featured last month at Mel and Joey (if Iam not mistaken) and owned by Kidlat Tahimik a renowned independent film maker where he also run VOCAS (Victor Oteyza Community Art Space - an energy centrum for the creative talents of cordilleras)






OMG and VOCAS is simply a delight, nice and cool place, cozy and enticing. An art space filled with paintings and wood carvings. Experience the gallery of art and culture the serene ambiance and enjoy the healthy food....a must- see when you get here in Baguio.







Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Can this be Real???

For the past months, I have lost connection to my little brother here in the net and even his cell number is not responding. I just hope that he is in good condition right now, and his health has improved a lot. The last communication (through text) we had was when he was in Dubai. It is very unusual of him that he just stop communicating...

One day someone had texted me asking his whereabouts, telling that she's a friend of my brother. I teased her that you should know because your his friend too. She keep on asking me where's my bro... asking for every details and even the phone nos. I just replied that I don't have contact and very much worried too..

I have not personally met him, but we do chat and text most of the time and in one instance where his mom and dad do but-in in our conversation. I'm fond of this young boy for he is very different from the usual teenagers should I say, maybe because of the upbringing but he's nice and kind with me. Weird as what people says. He don't usually hang out with his classmates and no circle of friends except from his cousins. Both of us have and ordeal to take and fight on our health condition. It's not pity that I have given my time for him but because I truly consider him as a real brother for I consider him as a blessing in my life too. Some of my friends keep telling me that he's not real....but whether real or not, he had shared his life and at one point I have been a good brother to him.

Monday, June 9, 2008

High School Get Together

This is the first gathering from high school that I attended since I graduated . The mini-reunion was organized by Ronald and Marife Bunyi. It was held at Elbow Room Metrowalk, Ugong Pasig last June 7, 2008 Saturday. Elbow room is a resto bar with a huge billiard hall and with live music (bands). We occupy one VIP room where there's one billiard table and overhead projector for the karaoke. Our attendance is 70% of the total original list of 50 that confirmed their participation.

The program was started with a prayer and an inspirational message from our very own Father Joel Jason. Father also wrote a book entitled 'True Love , Free Love" which is nominated at the Catholic Mass Media Award. The book is available in all National Bookstore outlets. One portion of the program is to introduce and update themselves about their families, work and/or career status. I got to know and see my batch mates who are now Managers, Businessman, Doctors, Dentists, Nurses, Teachers, Engineers, Accountant, Police, Priest, plain Mom....Everyone is successful in his own right. The group is also doing a yearly Medical Mission which is headed by our batch mate Doctors. I hope I can participate next year in this worthwhile activity.

I enjoy the gathering and It was fun. I was able to mingle with my former classmates and batch mates. It's nice seeing them happy and feeling young(lol) and energetic. Each of everyone has its own stories to tell. One thing for sure, this was a quality gathering and though our looks have changed and years has been added in our age, still you can feel the youthful heart of everyone.
Kudos to the organizers and see you all on next gathering........


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Monday, June 2, 2008

Friends Visit

Yesterday, I meet my friends from Baguio who will attend a von boyage night party here at Manila. I was late then in meeting them at SM Mega Mall (sorry guys ....hehehehe) near National Bookstore. There was no exact plan / what to do for the day, just a sort of meeting and bonding and suppose visit at Ocean Park. But since its 11am, its not advisable to go there as we will just waste time . It is almost lunch then but they opt to watch a movie so they can possibly relax too.

We watched "What happen in Vegas", starring Cameron Diaz (Joy) and Asthon Kutcher (Jack). Joy is a insecure commodity trader who was dumped by her fiance and Jack is slacker carpenter who was fired by his own father. The two met in Las Vegas and winding up drunk and waking up in the morning with a marriage certificate and a ring. Joy talked to Jack (near the slot machine) and arguing that it was a mistake, and one of them winning a jackpot after playing the others quarter. Battling it out for the prize money the judge decided that they had to undergo six months hard marriage before they can claim the money...... each one playing trick in order to get the money.....and falling in love a long the way... My rating for this romantic comedy movie is just average ....though I had some laughs, humor is not that enjoyable. I even fall asleep (maybe i was just tired). Anyway, I think my friends quite enjoy it and they had a chance to relax and being when them is the most important.


We take our lunch at Kenny Rogers, we order roast chicken, side dishes and chocolate mousse for our dessert. We stay for a while to rest because were full. I've noticed that they enjoyed but I felt they are so tired....so I decided to pampered them by bringing in a massage parlor near the meeting place (Cainta) of the supposed party. We leave the place and went at Cainta Rizal, we arrived there at around 4pm. There were no sauna and massage in Robinson Cainta so we tried massage from the blind. We book for 1 hour combination massage of shiatsu, swedish and acupuncture. Rooms are available at 5pm so we stroll the first the place and ending up in a Mocha Blend area to re- freshen ourselves, and after having some chat we return to have our massage. My massage was a semi hard one and I was able to get a nap and the moment I wake up I felt so relieved and back with my usual energy. Paul feel the same way, both of us has experienced massage before while Dodie who really enjoy it is a first timer. There was a certain glow on his face and more energetic after the said massage... couldn't explain his happiness as he uttered to me with a smile "it was so good and a wonderful experience" I really enjoyed it. I am very happy for it was the first time too that I saw my little brother feel that way. I remember when Paul and Dodie went to our house , Dodie was too shy then and looks so naive but he calls me brother already that time but today I think he is more comfortable and relax. Actually this two guys are best of friends, both sweet and friendly. I call Paul the scholar and Dodie my little sweet brother. I do enjoy too and feel important because they make it point to spend their time with me prior going to their friends party (huh! thanks bro).....Till then friends....

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Pinay Wins Emirates Business Women's Award 2008





One of the eight winners of the Emirates Business Women's Awards 2008 is a Filipina chemist who is the Chief Executive Officer/General Manager of Geoscience Testing Laboratory in Dubai. She is the first ever Filipino awardee to received the Emirates Business Women Award.

Engr. Mary Jane Alvero-Al Mahdi bagged two of the upper prestigious awards, the professional category (1st runner up) and criterion award for Leadership. Awarding was held last May 20, 2008 at Grand Hyatt Dubai.

An Alumni of Adamson University with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. She was an active committee member of AdUChESS during her college days. She is also a member of ChE Blues and consistently supports and generously assists the financing of the group activities like the annual Outreach Program here in the Philippines.

She is the Chief Chemist of Al Futtaim Tarmac Laboratory in Dubai from 1993-1998 before becoming the General Manager/CEO of Geoscience Testing Laboratory. Jane is a holder of Master in Quality Management Degree from the University of Wollongong in Dubai and Master in Engineering Systems Management from the American University of Sharjah. A certified ISO Lead Auditor certified Project Manager and a six Sigma Master Blackbelt Level. She is a certified trainer/educator and one of the founders of Filipino Degerati Association that assists Philippine emissaries in Dubai to train Filipinos in computer application for free. She is a member of American Management Association, Project Management Institute, UAE Society of Engineers and Filipino Degerati Association.


She mentioned in our phone conversation and in some of her interviews that the main reason for her success is her leadership, vision and the trainings in many fields. She plans to further study for a doctorate and professionally aims to give the company a regional presence.


She makes us proud and uplifts the status of Filipinos. Filipinos have once again proven their world class leaderships and professionalism in work and in community service. You made our country proud once again...

Sources of info and photos: My classmates in Dubai
Engr. Allan Eugene Canoy & Engr. Louie De Castro
The Awardee - Engr. Mary Jane Alvero-Al Mahdi

Geoscience Testing and Lab. staff reporter: Lily B. Libo-on

Click here for related articles
http://archive.gulfnews.com/business/General/10215120.html http://www.pinoydigerati.org/

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

ASIN HOT SPRING

Just got another break from work, so I decided to visit my friend Paul at Baguio. I've been here for so may times so I ask him where else can we go? He suggested Asin Hot Springs in Benguet so the plan trip was scheduled.

We arrived at Baguio at around 8:00am with Third, Ian and Al. Paul meet us in the terminal and we had lunch at Diner Star. We proceed to the place arranged by Paul so we can relax for a while and later in the afternoon we went to Mines View Park , stroll at Central Mall and played bowling. My brother (a friend) Dodie and Frank also arrived, they will also be joining at Asin the following day. After the games, we buy some foods for our dinner and breakfast. Chef Ian made the preparation and cook some foods for us.

The next day we go to market to complete the things we needed for the overnight at Asin. It was raining that time in Baguio, luckily not in Asin , Benguet where we will go on swimming on natural hot springs. Asin Hot Spring Resort is a popular destination not just for the locals who warm themselves from the cool weather of Baguio but as well as foreigners. Our destination is in Asin Riverview Water Park. It has Hotel and Restaurant, 3 built swimming pools with relaxing warm water, one of which has a slide for the kids. Shower rooms with heated water. All of us take a dip, have fun and stayed all day long.

Going here in Asin is quite an experience as we enjoyed passing on a narrow road and through the two small tunnels that were curved through the mountains. On the Hot Springs, when you're on the pool the water is truly soothing and realxing and you will be amazed and fall in love as you look from the top and find yourself surrounded by trees and mountains as if your in paradise.


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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Outreach Program

The ChE Blues group held its annual Outreach Program @ Betahny House Sto. Nino Orphanage at Guiguinto, Bulacan last April 27, 2008. The Orphanage was established in 1986 as a diocesan charitable institutions for Bulacan and nearby provinces, in service of orphaned, abandoned and neglected children. Today, around 77 children including 3 infants were inside the orphanage under the supervision of Sis Irene Panganiban O.P.


Click here for more info bethanyorphanage. org



Our Project Coordinator Hui Chuen Fong and his betterhalf Lyn consistently coordinates with the sisters to check and ask what they needed the most. The list was then posted in the group loop. A positive response were received from the members who donated goods, cash and their presence during the activity. The cash donations collected were used to purchase canned goods, noodles , rice, sugar, medicines, milk, biscuits, clothes, toiletries, utensils etc. All items and some donations in kind were brought in the orphanage were final inventory was conducted together with sister Ella.



The program was started with a prayer together with the children . Followed by an opening remarks by our Project Coordinator. Games followed after that and each children received a loot bags of goodies. The boys quartet render a song accompanied by a guitar. After the fun games we had a picture taking with the children before they take their simple lunch courtesy of Mrs Lopez. The kids pray before their meals and greeted two of our April birthday celebrants who were present in the activity. While the children were having lunch we look for the sisters to say goodbye. It was their prayer time so only one sister attended to us and we request for a group picture.



We left the orphanage fullfilled and happy. Despite of the busy schedule of everyone, it's good to know that we still find time to do this fruitful activities and share a little of ourselves especially to the children who didn't have a choice. Again to all who supported this annual activity , to our friends , classmates Thank you very much for your time (prayers & inspiration) and treasure (cash & goods).... this will surely makes a lot of difference to the lives of the children. May God continously Bless us so that we can be a blessing to others too!!!




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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Exploring the Beauty of Bohol

My friend third (Dodong) has invited me to have a vacation in his hometown at Calape, Bohol. Without hesitation, we set our flight booking bound to Bohol. The time of our scheduled flight is 8:00am and we arrived at the airport 7am. The travel time is approximately 1hr and 15mins from Manila to Tagbilaran. We were fetched by his aunt (tita Lydia and his family) and stayed at their house and alternately with his other aunt (tita Alma) at Liboron.

I joined in their traditional station of the cross at Sohoton ( a mountainous baranggay at Calape) were thousands of devotees crossed a "sapa' (brook) and seriously trekking withstanding the heat of the sun to reach the top. I also experienced riding a habal habal, one of their means of transportation (riding in a motorcycle with 2-4 passengers). I also got to taste the mouth watering shrimp-like or more of a small lobster called "Takla" (crayfish) so yummy and delicious and the original famous pasalubong of Bohol "Peanut Kisses" (peanut and egg white cookies).

We start our tour proper at Sabayan Peak, to view the most popular, signature attraction of Bohol which is the Chocolate Hills ( a numerous mound of limestone formation). This can be viewed better at Municipality of Carmen where you can have a panoramic view. It is colored green starting to get brown in some, but during full dry season it will turn out brown. Our next destination is Loboc and we got to see and passed by the man-made forest. In Loboc there's a mini sanctuary for monkeys, bat and tarsiers. Tarsiers are so cute, it has large eyes and clings on branches. They are indigenous to this island. But if you want to see lot of tarsier you can visit the Municipality of Corella. We havent tried the floating restaurant at Loboc River because the station is too far so we decided to rent a boat instead, to experience viewing the river and see the Busay Falls. After this we proceeded to Albur Sanctuary were Marimar and Prony is the main attraction. Prony is a female python, the anaconda of Bohol which is one of the largest python captivity and has been featured in television by Jessica Soho and Korina Sanchez. Aside from the python, there are a couple of small snakes, crows, myna birds and flying lemurs hanging upside down in a cage.The following day is a schedule for our swimming bound to Panglao Beach. Got to see and collect so many starfish and we form our names out of it. Play in the water throwing the fine and white sand of the beach. Enjoy riding in a Kayak late in the afternoon and check out the nearby private beaches. Truly Panglao is a home of finest beaches.

The next day, we went to Cebu about 2hours from Tubigon pier. Our first stop is at Magellan's Cross then check out the famous Sutokil to have lunch but since it is quite far from downtown (Lapu-Lapu) and there's a heavy traffic we just take a lunch in a nearby place who offer Sutokil. After lunch, we visit the Taoist temple. We proceeded at the Market place to buy dried fish (danggit) and dried pusit. Dropped by at shamrock to buy Otap, mamon tostado etc.

Though it was just a semi-round visit at Bohol, I really enjoy my stay here and I have a great time. People here are soft spoken, kind and friendly. Thanks to Tita Lydia, Tita Alma, Kuya Emong, Ate Grace, Rudy, Mel and Rommel for the hospitality, free food, accomodations and for the transport from the tour and all the way to airport. Thanks to my friend for bringing me here. Hopefully, I can go back again to explore other areas here in Bohol like the caves (eco-adventure), river treking and rappelling at Danao's , dolphin and whale watching, Panglao's finest beaches such as Bohol Beach Club, Alona, Balicasag Island Dive resort , structure of old churches etc. There'll be no second thought to revisit this place and recommend Bohol, a treasure island of natural wonders. So what are you waiting for? Come and see for yourself and be amazed and captivated with the beauty of Bohol, a pleasure at its best.....

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Sunday, February 3, 2008

What does my name Louie means

***What Louie Means***

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.
You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you. At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.
You are a very lucky person. Things just always seem to go your way. And because you're so lucky, you don't really have a lot of worries. You just hope for the best in life.You're sometimes a little guilty of being greedy. Spread your luck around a little to people who need it.
You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.
You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone. You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together. At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.


Do you believe its my real character , how many percent is true in this analysis. Want to hear from you guys, feel free to comments.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Guess the gender of my new little birdie and the parents

Congratulations!!!!

Thank you to all who spend time in joining the guessing game,
to those who texted and and send their entry in my yahoo mail,
but only those posted in my blogs are qualified entries.
Sorry for the late announcement coz
I'm so busy the past two weeks and probably till march.
Anyway here's the answer.
inside the nest Katrina - Female
down is Michael - Male
little birdie - Male
Congratulations to:
1st Gucci Gift set (perfumes etc.)
Meloudy Elinon
2nd Fragrance Mini filled bowls
Jessie Balisacan
3rd Gift set (Cigarette holder & pen)
Raul Capili
They will also receive Cadburry funsize chocolates
(not from SM yan..fromUK ...hehehe)Again , thanks





One of my pets , Cokateil birds Michael and Katrina has at least hatched one of the three eggs layed this year. Last year 5 eggs were layed but was not successfully hatched. It was the time when my brother and I are on our recovery period so we havent check and manage our pets thoroughly. We are planning to move them to a larger cage and probably mix with other birds. I will join them with the two pairs of my African lovebirds , Maya Peach and my ordinary Lovebird. Maybe if the new little birdie has completed his/her wings and can fly a bit already.



This is the new addition on our pets, who would guess if it is a male or female. Can someone tell us what the gender of this healthy birdie. How about the parents can you tell who is Katrina and Michael? Send your answer here up to February 1o and a token will be given as prize.Feel free to send comments on how to take care Cokateil birds. Any info will be appreciated guys.