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RECUERDO

I would like to share to you guys some of my precious collections. These are items that I bought on my trip to different places here and abroad. Hope you'll have great time viewing it……

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Collections from Travel Abroad

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Collections from My Asian, American, and European Trips

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Souvenir from Hard Rock Cafe in Rome, Italy

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From our pilgrimage to Assisi, Italy--The birthplace of St. Francis and Sta. Chiara of Assisi

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Souvenir Plate from Assisi, Italy

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Souvenir from Cascia, Italy -- Birthplace of Sta. Rita de Cascia

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Souvenir Plate from Cascia, Italy

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Souvenir Plate from Pietralcina, Italy -- Town of St. Padre Pio

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Souvenir Plate from Monte Sant'Angelo, Italy

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Souvenir Plate from Sienna, Italy

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Souvenir Icon from our Pilgrimage to Sienna, Italy -- Town of St. Catherine of Sienna

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Miniature of Ceiling of Sistine Chapel from our visit to Sistine Chapel in Vatican City Rome, Italy

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Miniature of the Tomb of St. Helen --souvenir from our visit to Catacombs Rome, Italy

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Souvenir from our visit to Roman Catacombs in Via Appia Antica Rome, Italy

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Souvenir Plate from our Hongkong Vacation

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Souvenir Mug from Macau

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Souvenir Mug from my visit to Universal Studios in Singapore

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Starbucks Tumbler from Singapore

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Starbucks Tumble from Malaysia (Thanks to Riza Fernandez)

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Souvenir Key Chains from Different Countries

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Key Chains...Key Chains

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Memorabilias from my local trips

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Souvenirs from my trips to the Philippines

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Souvenir Plate from my first visit to Cebu City

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Miniature of Bangui Wind Mills -- from our Ilocos Invasion trip

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Souvenir Mug from Bohol Trip

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Boracay Souvenir from a friend

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Vigan Souvenir Mug -- from my Ilocos Invasion trip

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Lambanog from my Pahiyas Festival Trip, Quezon Province

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Souvenir from Baguio City

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Starbucks tumbler from Baguio City (thanks Allan Ramos for this tumbler)

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KeyChains from Friends -- from different parts of the Philippines

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I will post next time some of my Memorabilias/Recuerdos from the World Youth Days I attended: Manila, Philippines in 1995; Rome, Italy in 2000; Toronto, Canada in 2002, and Cologne, Germany in 2005.

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Happy, Yipee, Yehey!!!

RXR Team in Cebu - Day 1 (Adventure Day)

Yehey!!! This is it…after the long wait. Prescriber Team goes to Cebu. We booked flight for this trip as early as January 2011. Biruan lang nung nagkayayaan ang team na pumunta ng Cebu sa long weekend ng July. Swerte naman when we checked Zest Air website, sale ang ticket going to Cebu. We only paid almost Php 800 for the roundtrip airfare to Manila-Cebu-Manila.

May 28, 2011 masama ang panahon dahil sa Bagyong Chedeng. We are all nervous dahil una, hindi maganda ang panahon at pangalawa Zest Air ang carrier namin (first time namin kasi na sumakay sa Zest Air tapos maulan pa ang panahon). Eniweiz, nag aayos na ako ng gamit ng magtxt si Lhen na malaki at ok naman ang eroplano, sabagay A320 naman kasi yun.

Nasa LRT ako ng tinawagan ko si Lhen. Sobrang natuwa ako ng sumagot si Lhen sa cp nya. Meaning nakarating ng buhay si Lhen sa Cebu…Yahoo!!! Nagtxt na din Loise na nasa airport na sila ni Ron. Lalo akong naging excited. Nagkita kami ni Sheiy sa 7-11 Buendia. Then, si Jen and Joanna according to Loise, nagtxt na sya pero hindi sumasagot (mahirap..baka walang Load..haist! baka naubos pang load dahil bumili sila ng bathing suit at kung anik anik nila).

Pagdating sa Bus Terminal, ay sorry Manila Domestic Airport medyo me pila na din sa check in counter ng Zest Air. After few minutes dumating na din sila J&J. Medyo delayed ng almost 45 minutes yung flight namin dahil sa dami ng eroplano na gumagamit ng runway. Traffic ng eroplano...hahaha!!!

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Waiting for departure..

Pagpasok ng eroplano, hala sige picturan galore na agad, parang first time na sasakay ng eroplano. Habang lumilipad kami going to Cebu me nakakatawang nangyari. Habang tulak tulak ng mga steward at stewardess yung cart ng paninda nila sabi ni Jhen “Ayan pala me juice din sila…” sa pag aakalang libre ang drinks at merienda sa eroplano (sayang sana pala hindi ko sinabing me bayad..hahaha…)

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Kakadating lang ni Inay...Bagong Bayani na ang sandata ay luha!!!

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Almost 5pm na din nung dumating kami sa Cebu. After na makuha yung mga bagahe dumiretso na kami sa sakayan ng taxi. Medyo traffic ang naging byahe namin from airport to Cebu. Almost 1 hour din yung byahe. Pagdating namin sa Gran Tierra Suites, nag settle down lang kami ng konti then lumarga na din kami going to Crown Regency Hotel for the Sky Adventure.

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Our Room Sa Gran Tierra Suites Cebu

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Room 209 and 210 ang assigned rooms sa amin...

Pagdating sa Crown Regency Hotel, we bought yung package for Edge Coaster, Sky Walk, at Buffet Dinner. It cost us Php 900 each. After namin na bumili ng ticket diretso na kami agad sa 38th Floor ng Hotel for the Edge Coaster Ride. Actually, this is my second time to try the ride pero kinakabahan pa din ako. Sina Ron and Loise ang nauna sa coaster. Sumunod naman kami ni Joanna. Then Sheiy and Jhen. After nung mga rides kwentuhan at tawanan talaga. Paano ba naman si Loise, sa takot napapamura. Hahaha!!! Si Joanna naman magaling mag pretend na hindi nalula pero paghinawakan mo yung kamay nya daig pa ang patay. Si Jhen nangitim sa kaba (peace Jhen). Si Sheiy naman sa takot na baka mahulog sya pati sa rail sa gilid ng coaster nakakapit pa (OA Dyosa!!!). Si Lhen hindi na nagtry dahil sa fear na (1) hindi makahinga dahil mahigpit yung lock; (2) di sya kayanin ng coaster; (4) may matanggal ng screw sa coaster; (4) sadyang takot sa heights si Lhen. Overall, ok na ok yung rides pero mas ok yung kung may loop parang space shuttle ng enchanted kingdom at Zyklon Loop ng Star City.

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The Zipline at Crown Regency Hotel

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Ron and Loise sa Edge Coaster

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Nang napamura si Loise...

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It's our turn...

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Si Joanna pretending na hindi nalulula...

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Kami pa din...

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Yahooo....

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Sheiy and Jhen naman sa Edgecoaster...

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Ready ka na be Dyosa?!!!

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Nasaan na si Jhen....

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Ang saya sa edgecoaster...

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We did it!!!

Wala kaming inaksayang sandali, diretso na kami agad sa Sky Walk Adventure. Medyo mahaba ang pila kaya matagal kaming naghintay para sa attraction na ito. Nung nagbibihis na kami, hindi namin akalain bagay pala ke Lhen ang body fit….yung ke Joanna naman kasya pa isang tao. Pero ito ang mas malupit..bagay na bagay sa PINK na sapatos ni Jhen yung provided na blue and orange overall ng Regency. Very Fashionista si Jhen dito.

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I did it Again...

Habang naghihintay kami, nagtanong kami kung until what time lang yung Dinner Buffet. Ang sabi nung napagtanungan namin til 10pm lang daw. Pagtingin namin sa watch 9pm na. Hay naku kung pwedeng umatras na kami at unahin na muna yung dinner baka ganun muna yung ginawa namin. Kaya naman halos 8 minutes lang kami sa attraction na ito dahil gutom na kaming lahat.

Pagdating sa 37th Floor ng Crown Regency, pagpasok pa lang sa Sparkz Restaurant, diretso na kami agad sa buffet table. Walang sinayang na Segundo. Ako nga kung ano ang meron kuha na lang ako. Gutom na talaga ako nung time na yun. Pagdating sa table, talagang sobrang dami ng mga kinuhang food. Parang 10 years hindi kumain…Hahaha..Literal na PG (patay gutom)…

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Hay gutom na ko...

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Habang kumakain kami galit galit muna. Para kaming hindi magkakakilala. Habang ang mga ibang grupo masayang nagkukwentuhan habang kumakain kami naman hindi nagkikibuan. Kain kung kain…Lamon kung lamon. Sa gutom ko nga di ko na namalayan na yung DSLR ko pala natuluan na ng sabaw. Haha…

Maraming choices ng mga food. Merong Filipino, Japanese, American, and Chinese Food Station. Nakaka overwhelm yung dami ng food. Hay sarap!!!

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After ng napakasarap na dinner..syempre para na naman kaming mga Astronaut maglakad sa kabusugan. Bumalik sa 38th Floor para kuhanin yung mga certificates namin at mag order ng mga photos namin.

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While waiting for the certificates...

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Kasya kaya sa akin to???

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parang ang sarap ng towel cakes..

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Hoy, dyan ba kayo naka check in???

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Pre nup ang dating..

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Ok lang yan Sheiy

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Walang patawad...

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Ano feeling mo???

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Wala lang...

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Wall Climbing at the Crown Regency's 41st Floor

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Crown Regency Marker...

Then, we went back to the hotel to rest and to recharge for the next day’s activity.

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Pahiyas Festival 2011 (part 1)

May 14-15, 2011

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Sa wakas natuloy din ang Pahiyas Festival trip ko. Every year kasi I always wanted to go to Pahiyas Festival in Lucban, Quezon pero for some reason hindi ako natutuloy. Our team decided to go to Pahiyas in Quezon Province few months before the event.

There are many things happened bago ang May 15. Ang daming di magagandang bagay ang nangyari na akala ko hindi na kami matutuloy na pumunta sa Quezon. Ang unang plan ay may tutuloy kami sa house ng isang officemate namin pero one month before the event suddenly nagkaproblema yung tutuluyan namin na house. So naghanap kami ng mga hotels na me mga available slot pa. Ang hirap na humanap ng hotel dahil na din siguro malapit na yung event and marami ang mga tourists na pumupunta ng Quezon for Pahiyas.

Swerte talaga when Lhen (my malusog na officemate) found the Quezon Premier Hotel in Lucena City. I called the hotel and booked a room for 11 persons. Luckily, there are 3 rooms ang available pa and mura talaga yung price nung hotel room nila. When we checked the website, maganda naman yung hotel and take note, with swimming pool pa ha. Sunod naman na inaayos namin is yung service vehicle namin going to Quezon. Fortunately, Lhen’s sister found one for us.

May 14, 2011, the most awaited date came. Excited ang lahat….Walang ganang magwork…Naghihintay na lang ng oras at aalis na papuntang Quezon. We had our breakfast sa McDo na lang sa ibaba ng office. Then after the breakfast we headed to Lucena City in Quezon Province.

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Breakfast @ McDonalds APS Center

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Waiting for our service vehicle
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Tindi nyo..pati mga bagahe me picture din...
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mga paa at binti..handa na ba kayo???
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At last...dumating na din yung sundo namin...Toyota Hi-Ace 14 Seater

Umalis kami ng APS Center 6:30 am then we reached Lucena around 11 in the morning. Sabi namin matututulog kami sa byahe pero it turned out na wala halos natulog sa whole duration ng byahe namin. Siguro dahil excited ang lahat. We are all 13 in the group na nagpunta sa Quezon (Lhen, Joni, NIcee, Erwin, Ron, Loise, Jeff, Pacs, Rain, Sheiy, Jhen, Joanna, at ako syempre).

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Yosi at Wiwi Break muna

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Mapagpanggap....
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Kunwari mga tulog pero ready sa picture...

Pagdating sa hotel, inaayos lang namin ang mga room assignments at mga gamit tapos konting picture taking then we had our lunch. Naghanap kami ng malapit na resto and we saw this restaurant, Jimmy’s Grill. Pagdating naming sa loob we noticed na yung signage na nakalagay sa door is “SORRY WE’RE CLOSE” pero sige lang gutom na kami.

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Our room @ Quezon Premier Hotel
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Sige pati CR...
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Yahoo...kainan na....
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Mga gutom!?!?!
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sabi closed daw sila..eh ano ginagawa namin dito?

I ordered inihaw na liempo and naghati kami ni Lhen sa Bulalo. Yung iba they ordered kare-kare, cordon bleu, fish, chicken, etc. Pagdala ng mga orders sa table namin galit galit muna ang lahat. Walang kwentuhan na parang may anghel na dumaan. Halos tunog lang ng mga kubyertos ang maririnig mo. Masarap naman ang food na sinerve sa amin. We even asked for refill ng sabaw ng bulalo. Yummy talaga at sobrang busog. SARAP!!!

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Inihaw na liempo
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Bulalo
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Kare-kare
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Bakas na lang ng kahapon ang natira...wala na para sa mga alagang dogie...

After the sumptuous lunch, we went back to the hotel to rest para naman me lakas kami sa gabi para sa swimming. Pagkahiga ko sa kama nakatulog ako agad, tila isang damit na pinalantsa. Sarap ilatag ng katawan sa malambot na kama. Almost 5:30 pm na ng magising ako. Tulog pa din yung mga kasama ko sa room. So, I decided to swim. Kahit akong mag-isa, sige lang nagswimming ako sandali. Malamig ang tubig sa pool kaya ang sarap maligo. After 45 minutes ng swimming I decided to prepare na for dinner.

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ready na for dinner...

We left the hotel and we went to Kamayan Sa Palaisdaan Restaurant in Lucban. It took us almost 45 minutes to reach the place. Maganda ang ambiance dito restaurant na to. Native ang theme ng restaurant. Nakakatuwa nga dahil yung mga tables nila is galling sa mga sirang sewing machines. Me mga balsa/kubo nakalutang sa tubig kung saan dun ay maari kang kumain. Specialty nila ay anything cooked with gata (coconut milk). Joanna and I ordered ginataang alimango, fern salad, apple shake, and mango shake.

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Kamayan sa Palaisdaan Entrance...
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Sige lang picture pa...
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mga ayaw magpaawat
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Tara na sa kamayan sa palaisdaan...
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table made from recycled sewing machine...panalo!
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tagal ng food kasi niluluto pa...
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Pabiting Kiping..
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The Menu...

When the waiter delivered our ordered we were advised na ang pagkain dito ay kamayan (no spoon/fork). After washing our hands, sabak na agad sa kainan. Gutom na ulit ako. Ang sarap at ang taba ng alimango, ang daming aligi. Ang sarap din ng Fern Salad nila with Sardines. As usual galit galit ang grupo habang kumakain. Ang sarap din kumain ng nakakamay para ka lang nasa bahay.

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washing our hands while singing the birthday song (ok ba Dept of Health?)
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Ginataang Alimango and Fern Salad
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Sheiy enjoy sa order nya
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Si Ron galit na sa gutom...
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Kamayan...
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mas lumasa yung food nila dahil nakakamay sa pagkain..
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ang mga food
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saraaaaaaaappppppppp...
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Yummy...
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Si Ron nagcompute na ng bill nila...
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Len pautang nga mukhang daming pera ni Len..Saan ka na naman nagloan?
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Bakas na lang ang iniwan..

Grabe sobrang busog ko na naman (OMG Paano na ang Diet ko.???). I ate 2 cups of rice. Haist. Hindi bale ganun talaga ang bakasyon. Syempre hindi mawawala ang picture taking. Sinulit talaga namin, lalo na ni Jhen, ang magpapicture sa iba’t ibang decorations ng restaurant.

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Ano ba yan Joanna...ginalit mo lagot ka!!!
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Pre-nuptial Pic with the stranger...
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kodakan time!!
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Joni...Nicee...Pacs...Jeff
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Si Lhen nambabraso na...dahil kaya to sa gutom?
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Class picture
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MTRCB Help...
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Ano ba yan Rain???
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XXX Rating...
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After dinner, we went back to the hotel. Nagstop over muna kami sa may nearby 7-11 to buy drinks and chips. We decided to drink Boracay Rum and Tanduay Ice. Ang sarap kayang magswimming then umiinom din at the same time. The best!

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Si Joni namakyaw ng alak at chips..
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Inuman na...Kampay!!!
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Triplets...
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After ng fight ni Jen at Joanna, si len naman at joni (ang bubuhat joanna and jen)
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Nasa kalagitnaan ng inuman at swimming ang grupo ng biglang nagtawanan ang mga kasama naming na nasa pool. Akala namin kung bakit ayun pala ay dahil nawawala ang false teeth (pustiso) ng isang officemate namin. So ginawa nilang game ang paghanap nun. “Sisid para sa Pustiso” sabi ko ang itawag sa game nila. Lolz…Luckily, Loise found it.

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Tawanan, kwentuhan, at mga maalalakas na halakhak ang bumalot sa table namin that night. Almost 4 in the morning na ng bumalik ako sa room para magshower. Then I slept for a while and woke up around 6 am. Ready for Pahiyas Festival in Lucban, Quezon.

Posted by drahcir07 12:50 Archived in Philippines Tagged events Comments (2)

Birthday Trip to Baguio

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Last February 18, 2011, my mom celebrated her 51st birthday. This year we celebrated her birthday more privately. I cooked pasta for merienda, enough for our relatives. This year also, I decided to treat Mom a family trip to Baguio. Mom was so excited with the tour because this is her first time to visit Baguio.

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We took the last trip of Victory Liner Manila to Baguio. We left Manila at 11 in the evening and we arrived in Baguio around 5 in the morning. As usual, we bought first our return ticket to Manila. Then we went to Pinebreeze Cottages, our accommodation site in Baguio.

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The time we arrived at Pinebreeze, our room is still occupied by other tenants so we just left our things for safekeeping so that we can start our activities. First, we went to the Mansion, the summer residence of the President of the Philippines. Immediately after taking some souvenir shots we went to Wrights Park for some sightseeing and walking exercise.

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We walked from Wrights Park all the way to St. Joseph’s Church but unfortunately, we were not able to take some pictures inside the church because funeral mass was held in the church that time. So we went to Botanical instead. Sabi ko sa mga kasama ko na magrest muna sandali before kami pumunta sa next destination namin. Sabi ng Lola ko sobrang pagod na daw sya, actually expected na namin yun dahil sa layo ba naman ng nilakad naming. Hehehe…After nila magrest syempre nakapagretouch na din sila, picture taking ulit. Sinulit talaga namin yung chance na we were complete in the family in this tour.

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Next in the list is Burnham Park. I asked them kung gusto nila na magboating sa lagoon sa park but Papa refused to join us. Sya na lang nagbantay ng gami t namin instead. I asked my brother Roy na sya maging bankero, pero hindi pala sya marunong. Ang ending ako napagod ng kakasagwan. Enjoy yung time na nasa boat kami dahil kahit maiinit ang panahon, we had time na makapagkwentuhan at magbiruan dito.

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Almost lunch time na ng matapos yung boat ride sa Burnham. We decided to have lunch sa Sizzling Steakhouse. I love this restaurant dahil bukod sa masarap ang food, affordable pa ang prices nito. Habang kumakain, talagang galit galit muna. Walang pansinan talaga dahil sa gutom at pagod siguro. After the sumptuous lunch, we went back to the accommodation site to have some rest.

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Almost 5 in the afternoon na ng umalis kami ng Pinebreeze papunta ng Grotto. Pagdating namin ng Grotto si Mama at Nanay Dely (my grandmother) nagrosary muna sila doon. After they prayed the Holy Rosary, we went to SM Baguio to have our dinner. Nalibot na namin yung buong SM Baguio pero wala silang napiling restaurant where we can have dinner. My brother Roy suggested, Dencios. Cousin Kate and my adopted daughter Faye seconded the suggestion. The best talaga ang sisig ng Dencios. Masarap din yung pinakbet at sinigang ng Salmon Head nila. Sobrang nabusog kami sa mga food na inorder namin.

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Nanay Dely suggested that instead of eating out for breakfast the next day, magluto na lang daw kami ng food sa lodging site namin since meron naman daw mga kitchen utensils dun. So, we went first to the Supermarket to buy food for breakfast. Nakakatawa dahil instead na maging cheaper yung expenses feeling ko mas lalo lumaki yung gastos ko. Paano ba namang hindi lalaki yung bill, hindi ko napansin na naglagay ng kung anu anong mga cholates at chi-cha yung mga matakaw kong kasama. Kaya ang ending pagdating sa counter, I paid almost 2,000 (imagine for breakfast???) nakakatawa talaga.

Pagdating sa Pinebreeze, Papa, Roy, Kate and I had some beer while watching TV and after few hours inantok na din at nagpahinga for the next day’s activity.

The following day, sobrang aga nagising ng Mama ko. I think gising na sya ng 4am to cook our breakfast. The best ka talaga Ma!!!! We had bacon, hotdog, egg, bread, and fried rice for breakfast.

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We attended the 8 am mass at the Baguio Cathedral. After the mass, we went to Philippine Military Academy. Swerte dahil pagdating namin dun me performance yung mga graduating cadets. They called it “Silent Drill.” Nung nagsimula yung performance ng mga cadets, sobrang bumilib lahat ng mga nanood sa galing ng mga drills na ginawa nila. Pero ang higit na pinalapakan sa performance ay ang paghataw at pagsayaw nila ng Waka Waka, Giling Giling, at Billy Jeans.

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After the performance, nilibot namin yung iba’t ibang places sa PMA. Then we went back to Session Road to have our Lunch. We had our lunch at Pizza Volante Restaurant. We ordered pasta puttanesca and Bolognese and 4-cheese pizza. Nanay Dely and Papa ordered set menu of chicken, spaghetti, and rice. Overall, ok naman yung lunch pero hindi ako gaanong satisfied sa lasa ng mga pasta dishes nila. Ewan ko kung bakit. Maybe dahil sa marami na akong Italian Restaurant na napuntahan. Basta for me average lang yung lasa ng food that Pizza Volante is serving.

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The next stop is Minesview Park. Medyo traffic yung mga daanan papuntang Minesview kaya medyo natagalan kami sa byahe. Medyo nahirapan sila Nanay sa daanan sa Minesview dahil medyo matarik yung mga steps ng hagdan dito. Si Mama parang bata, nagpapicture pa while riding a horse. We ate inihaw na pusit and other streetfood sa Minesview.

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Afterwards, we went to Good Shepherd convent to buy some pasalubong. The best kasi yung strawberry and ube jam nila dito. Bumili din ako ng lengua de gato and alfajur (yan ang mga must try nila). Then we went sa market to buy some souvenirs like walis tambo (yeah…walis talaga ewan ko ba kung ako masusunod I will not buy walis as pasalubong pero Mama and Nanay insisted na matibay daw kasi yung gawang Baguio).

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After buying Pasalubong, since nasa market na kami bumili na din kami ng dinner na lulutuin sa accommodation site. We bought fish, veggies, and fruits for dinner. Mama cooked the dinner for us. Then after ng dinner, nagrest lang kami ng kaunti para sa makapagprepare sa mahabang byahe to Manila.

We took the 10pm trip of Victory Liner to Manila. I know Mama enjoyed my birthday gift to her. We love you Ma!

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Baguio's Panagbenga Festival

February 2011

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Ano nga ba ang Panagbenga Festival? Let’s consult MR. WIKI…

According to WIKIPEDIA: Panagbenga Festival is a month-long annual flower festival occurring in Baguio City, the summer capital of thePhilippines. The term is Malayo-Polynesian origin, meaning “season of blooming.” The festival, held during the month of February, was created as a tribute to the city’s flowers and as a way to rise up from the devastation of the 1990 Luzon earthquake. The Festival includes floats that are decorated with flowers unlike those used Pasadena’s Rose Parade. The festival also includes street dancing, presented by dancers clad in flower-inspired costumes that are inspired by the Bendian, an Ibaloi dance of celebration that came from Cordillera Region.

My friend and I booked our bus ticket at the Victory Liner bus terminal as early as January. It is advisable to book your ticket in advance to prevent difficulty in getting bus tickets for your trip to Panagbenga Festival.

We left Manila Friday at 11 evening and we arrived in Baguio around 5am. Sobrang lamig sa Baguio pagdating namin. Pero grabe din naman sa dami ng tao. The first thing we did is to book our ticket to Manila. Grabe ang haba ng pila sa mga ticket booths. It took us more or less 1 hour bago kami nakabili ng return ticket namin sa Manila.

We decided muna na magbreakfast sa Jollibee dahil gutom na din naman kami. After the quick breakfast nagulat kami sa kapal ng tao sa kalsada. Naghanap kami ng magandang post to watch the Street Dancing.

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It was already 8am when the parade started. It was participated by the local government officials, public offices, private corporation, schools, and different establishments in Baguio. PMA Cadets lead the parade.

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Ang ganda ng music na sinasayawan ng mga participants. Ang galing ng mga steps nila. Sobrang very festive ang mga costumes na suot nila. Merong mga choreography na pang stationary at meron ding choreography habang lumalakad sila sa parade.

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Nakakaaliw yung mga kids na sumali sa parade kasi hindi sila nahihiya na magperform sa harap ng napakadaming tourists sa kanilang lugar. Nakatatawa nga dahil me isang dancer na habang sumasayaw ay natanggal ang swelas ng footwear nya. Siguro dahil sa layo at hirap ng dance steps nila.

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Around 11 am when the Street Dancing Parade ended. After that we went to our lodging site, the Peak Blossom Hotel. Hindi masyadong maganda ang service nila dito. Most of the time walang hot water. Yeah your heard me right, walang hot water so no choice kung hindi maligo ka ng malami na tubig (as in parang galing sa ref). I will not recommend this lodging site to the tourists na magbabakasyon with their family sa Baguio. Promise, you will be disappointed.

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Eniweiz, after namin na makabawi ng tulog (ito ang pinakamasarap gawin sa Baguio), we went out to explore some tourist spots sa Baguio pero tama pala ang sabi nila na if you want to explore the Beauty of Baguio huwag kang pupunta ng Panagbenga. Sobrang traffic at sobrang dami ng tao. So, we ended up having our early dinner then naglakad ng konti sa Session Road. After that uminom lang ng konti then we went back to the Hotel.

Sunday is the Big Day for Panagbenga Festival. We woke up early and unfortunately walang hot water. Huh! So napilitan kami ng maligo ng ice cold water kesa naman lumabas kami ng hindi nakakaligo…mas kadiri di ba? Pagdating namin ng Session Road sobrang dami na ng tao. Ang higpit ng security. Wala ng magandang pwesto.

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Nakakuha kami ng tiyempo na makasampa sa bakod at makakuha ng magandang pwesto for the Float Parade. Ilang sandal pa, nagpalakpakan ang mga tao dahil sa paparating na mga makukulay na Float na napapalamutian ng mga makukulay na bulaklak. Ang parada ay lalo pang pinakulay ng mga kasuotan ng mga banda at mananayaw. Ang mga Float ay pinakinang din ng mga Artistang nakasakay sa bawat kasaling float.

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Merong mahigit 20 floats ang sumali sa parade. Ilan sa mga sumali ay SM, TV5, Dunkin Donut, Choco Mucho, Unionsteel, Efficascent Oil, Convergys, Coca Cola, Aegis Peoplesupport, Dept of Tourism, Tollway Department, MNTC, Samsung, etc..

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Naging matagumpay ang parade dahil sa dami ng mga taong nanonood nito. Yung katabi ko nga na taga Manila din sabi nya every year daw talaga pumupunta sya ng Baguio to watch Panagbenga Festival. Naging sulit naman ang pagpunta namin sa Baguio for the Panagbenga Festival.

See you in Baguio in February 2012 for the Panagbenga Festival!!!

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