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Un Giorno a Roma

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==A Day in Downtown Rome, Italy (May 2008)==

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Padre Pio of Pietralcina

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[center]==Pilgrimage to Pietralcina, Italy - Burial Site of the Incorrupt Body of St. Pio (April 2007)==/center]

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Pahiyas Festival Part 2

Aegis Prescriber Team - Pahiyas Festival 2011 Day 2...

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RXR Cebu Invasion - Day 3 (Ceby City Tour)

The next day medyo na late ang gising ng iba sa amin. Siguro dahil sa pagod na din sa hectic na activities namin sa Plantation Bay. Dahil late na kami mabilis ang mga naging kilos namin. Dumiretso na kami agad sa my Rotonda para humanap ng makakainan ng almusa. We decided to have our breakfast sa Chowking. To our surprise, most of the items listed in their menu are not available. Haist!!! Kung alam ko lang na ganun pala. Kaya ayun I ordered na lang Siopao and Siomai..No Choice na kasi.

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Ready to Explore the Historic Cebu City.

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On the way sana to Lapu Lapu Shrine pero nauwi ke Magellan Shrine.

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After the SO SO breakfast, we met Yvonne (Lhen’s cousin). Yvonne will be our driver and tour guide as well for this day. Thanks Yvonne for the hospitality and kindness!!! Our first stop that day, Magellan’s Shrine and Basilica of Sto.Nino de Cebu. Nakakatawa dahil originally ang nakalagay sa itinerary namin is the Lapu-Lapu Shrine pero we ended visiting the Shrine of Magellan. So ironic…

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Cebu City Hall.

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Wala naman masyadong nagbago sa place since my last visit in 2009.

Madami pa ding mga palaboy na lansangan at nagkalat pa rin yung mga nagtitinda ng candles. We did not waste any minute, kanya kanyang picture taking na kami agad.

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Dyosa at ang krus.

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Jhen at ang krus.

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Ron&Loise at ang krus.

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Seksing pose ni Joanna at ang krus.

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Ako at ang krus.

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Kami at ang krus.

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Sa labas ng Shrine ni Magellan.

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Then, diretso na kami agad sa Shrine ng Sto. Nino de Cebu. Thanks God dahil wala gaanong pila that time sa Chapel of Sto. Nino. According to Wikipedia: “The Santo Niño de Cebú ("Holy Child of Cebu") is a Roman Catholic figure of the Child Jesus highly similar to the Infant Jesus of Prague. Like the image's counterpart in Prague, the figure is clothed in expensive textile robes mostly donations from fervent devotees in the Philippines and abroad. The statue is the oldest Catholic relic in the Philippines and permanently housed since 1565 at the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño in Cebu City.”

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Basilica di Sto Nino de Cebu.

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ako sa labas ng Basilica.

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The chapel houses the original image given by Ferdinand Magellan to Rajah Humabon and his wife Queena Juana. The image on the main altar of the Basilica is only a replica of this image. So much for the historical facts about the image... So, syempre after some moment of prayer and meditation ano pa nga ba ang sumunod? Syempre picture taking ulit. After that we went to the Souvenir shop to buy some memorabilias.

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The original image of Sto Nino de Cebu.

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Hallway to the Chapel of Sto Nino.

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Basilica's Main Altar Retablo.

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Ceiling of the Basilica.

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The Sto Nino Chapel - view from inside of the basilica.

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Me with many Sto Nino de Cebu Statues.

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Main door of the Basilica.

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Statues outside the Basilica.

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Since malapit ang Cebu Cathedral sa Basilica ng Sto. Nino dumiretso na din kami dun. We prayed and took some pictures. Halos lunch time na din kami natapos in this itinerary. So we decided to have lunch and buy some pasalubong. We told Yvonne that we will have lunch at CNT Lechon Restaurant but she said that the establishment outside the SM Cebu was already closed. Then she suggested that if we want we can eat Lechon Cebu at CNT Kiosk inside the SM Cebu. We all agreed with the plan.

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The Cebu Cathedral--Seat of the Archbishop of Cebu.

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Pagdating sa supermarket ng SM Cebu order na kami agad ng Lechon and Hanging Rice. Ang nakakatawa kamayan style talaga ang kain dito. They are not giving spoon and fork but instead they will give you plastic bag. Gamitin mo ito pambalot ng kamay mo sa pagkain. Interesting talaga. We never tried it during my first visit in Cebu in 2009. I ordered another kilo of Lechon for take-out. I will bring it to Manila as Pasalubong.

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Si Sheiy nanira pa ng shopping cart.

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PASALUBONG....PASALUBONG....ang mahal....

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After the delicious lunch, tuloy kami agad sa Supermarket to buy Shamrock Otap (ubos na kasi sa ibang store). Pagkatapos ay nagpasama ako sa kanila na bumili ng Starbucks Tumbler yung me nakalagay na Cebu City (these are my new collections). Kaso nakapunta na kami sa dalawang Starbucks Store and unfortunately, wala na silang stock. Sayang…

Around 1pm na nung nakaalis kami sa mall and pumunta na kami sa Taboan to buy dried fish, mangoes, squid at kung anu ano pang dried thing…Malayo pa lang sa lugar na pupuntahan namin sinalubong na kami ng makasusulasok na amoy. “Malapit na tayo sa Taboan,” sabi ko sa kanila. Kani-kaniyang tawaran ang nangyari nung hapon na iyon. Syempre pa pinoy yata to mahilig sa discount. Hahaha!!! Pabalik kami ng hotel ng marealize namin na amoy dried fish na din kami..Wow suka at kanin na lang ang kulang. Haist ang baho talaga!

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lahat ng maiisip mong seafoods na dried andito na...

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"Smells good taste even better!!!".

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Eniweiz, inignore na lang namin yung amoy. Hinatid kami ni Yvonne at Lhen sa hotel and then Yvonne bid us goodbye. Three o’clock in the afternoon when we decided to leave the hotel and went to Taoist Temple. Nakakatuwa ang experience ko this time sa temple dahil hindi lang picture taking ang ginawa namin. Ron, Joanna and I tried to ask question and get answer by using two seed-like stones. Haist di naman di kami sigurado kung tama ang process namin sa pero sige lang masubukan lang (sayang bawal ang magpicture infront of the gods of Taoist kaya alang documentation).

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isang eksena sa Gran Tierra Suites.

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Noong pauwi na kami medyo nahirapan kami kumuha ng taxi pero swerte naman na after 20 minutes ng paghihintay nakaswerte din kami. Pagdating sa hotel nagpadeliver na lang kami ng pizza and burger for dinner dahil we know na mahal ang food na tinda sa airport. Ok naman ang naging byahe namin going to the airport dahil hindi gaanong traffic sa daan hindi tulad nung kadarating lang naming ng Cebu.

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Pagdating sa Mactan International Airport, nanlumo kami talaga ng malaman namin na delayed ang mga flights going back to Manila. Nakakaiinis, uwing uwi na ko para magpahinga. Ang resulta tumambay muna kami sa Bo’s Café. Halos 2 hours delayed ang flight back namin going back to Manila. Sa paghihintay nakatulog na ang madami sa amin sa airport. At last after 2 hours ng paghihintay, boarding time na din and we flight back to Manila almost midnight na. We landed to Manila around 1 am, Tuesday na.

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Kahit pagod sige lang picture pa din....

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The team is planning to go back to Cebu on November but this time magstay na kami ng ilang araw sa Plantation Bay. I wish matuloy to.. Daghang Salamat Cebu!!! I will see you soon….
to.. Daghang Salamat Cebu!!! I will see you soon

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RXR Team in Cebu - Day 2 (Plantation Day)

Sunday, May 29, 2011 Day 2 of our Cebu Trip. Lahat excited sa araw na ito. Imagine as early as 5 am gising na ang marami sa amin. Kaya naman as early as 7am we already left the hotel for breakfast. Naghanap kami ng nearby resto or fast food for breakfast. Fortunately, nakakita kami ng isang kakaibang restaurant for breakfast….MCDONALDS (kakaiba di ba??).

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Haist..ano lasa ng food sa McDonalds Cebu.

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Bago yang restaurant na yan ha!! wala ba sa Manila Nyan???.

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After the breakfast we went to Plantation Bay in Mactan, Cebu. Malayo pala sya sa Cebu City. Travel time namin from Cebu City to Plantation Bay is 1 hour. We paid more or less Php 300 for the cab. Pagpasok ng gate ng Plantation Bay, nagulat ako ng biglang sumigaw sina J&J. Akala ko kung napaano sila dahil pati taxi namin pinahinto nila. Naku, nakita pala nila yung Bus ng AZKALS …Wow!!!

Lalo kaming na excite sa kung ano ang makikita namin sa Plantation Bay. Pagdating dun lobby, diretso kami agad sa reception and nagbayad kami ng Php 2k each for the day trip tour sa plantation. Yung package inclusions are, use of swimming pools, slides, buffet lunch, use of towel, kayak, bicycle, gym, etc. Sulit na talaga…

After paying, they immediately gave us sort wrist band that will serve as our pass to different attractions of the resort. One of the crew members explained to us the map on where to get this and that, where to find important location sa resort. After the short orientation-like thing, we headed to the gym to get our towels.

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We're ready!!!.

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Ryan Bang for orientation.

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But when we entered the resort, OMG…ang ganda ng scenery..So, hindi namin na resist na magpicture taking muna and maglibot libot muna before kami kumuha ng towel at magchange ng outfit. Nagpakasawa muna ang lahat sa pagpipicture taking. Sabi nga nila…sayang ang binayad natin kung hindi susulitin ang bayad.

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Mga ayaw paawat sa picture.

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Ano feeling nyo?

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Syempre sinulit ko na din ang view...Sige picture pa!!!.

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The RXR Super Models.

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This is Plantation Bay....

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This is Vacation Paradise....

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Guys meet Dona Buding este Don/Dona Lhen.

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I can't wait to swimm.

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Wait for me guys!!!.

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Joanna and Chard, souvenir shot sa kung anuman ang tawag sa vehicle na to...

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After some walk, nagpunta kami sa changing room and then sa gym. Pagdating namin sa Gym, naglaro muna kami ng kung ano ang meron dun. Ron and Lhen played billiard while Jhen and I played football at yung isang laro na hindi ko alam ang tawag.

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Nakakaenjoy naman sya talaga. Tagaktak kung tagaktak ang pawis. Hahaha….Then, we decided to get our towels and magbike muna para malibot namin yung whole resort. Sayang nga lang at si Sheiy hindi marunong magbike. Iaangkas ko nga sana sya pero bawal din pala. Kaya naiwan na lang sya sa gym at nag internet na lang.

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You ready guys???.

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Sheiy na miss mo 'to.

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We have the opportunity na malibot ang resort. Kapag me nakitang magandang view hala sige picture taking. Mga walang sawa talaga. We even went to the beachfront. Jump shot, emo, model etc..lahat na yata ng shot nagawa na namin pero sige lang. Libre naman ang film ng camera.

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Famous Jumpshots...teka nakakatalon ba si Lhen??.

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Hot Shots...mainit kasi panahon...

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After 45 minutes we decided to go back to the gym. Hindi namin namalayan lunch time na pala. Kaya pala parang nagwewelga na yung mga alaga ko sa tiyan. On our way to the Kilimanjaro Café, we’ve noticed na parang chaotic sa may lobby ng resort. Kaya naman pala, andun ang whole team ng Azkals. Syempre di kami nagpahuli nila Jhen at Joanna. Nagpapicture na din kami sa kanila. We were able to get picture with Phil Younghusband. Si Jhen at Joanna were able to get a shot din with James Younghusband.

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Welcome to our suite...Feel at Home!!!.

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Wag kayong inosente....

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with Phil Younghusband.

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Jhen and Joanna with James Young Husband.

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After that tumuloy na kami sa Kilimanjaro Café. Talagang swerte kami dahil instead na set lunch, naging buffet lunch. Haha…Yummy!!! Every Sunday lang daw buffet lunch ang sa kasama sa package pero normally set lunch lang sya. Walang sinayang na sandali ang bawat isa. Ako naging favorite ko that day ang Roast Beef nila at Pasta. Sa kabusugan, hindi ko na nakuha pang magdessert.

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That's what you called LAMON.

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The Unbeatable TEAM LAMON.

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Shower before swimming.

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After the festive lunch, nagpahinga lang muna kami ng kaunti then diretso swimming na. Lahat ng pools and amenities wala kaming pinalampas. Di kami natinag ng init ng araw. Langoy dito, langoy doon, picture dito, picture doon. Yan ang naging itinerary namin after lunch.

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Babala: Huwag papakasiguro na ikaw lang ang nasa litrato.

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Jhen, do you remember this? (The Plantation Bay Scandal) Hahaha.....

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Masdan ang kayak boat ni Lhen....

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Para kaming Dagang kosta dito...promise.

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Ang halay mo Lhen.

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Last shot before magshower....

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Around 5 in the afternoon medyo madilim na ang paligid, so we decided na magbanlaw. After taking a bath, while waiting for the others, nagpictorial muna kami ni Sheiy habang maganda pa ang effect ng ilaw at tubig sa paligid.

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Buena Famiglia....

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I love the chandelier.

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Again, we took a cab from plantation bay going to Casa Verde in Cebu City for dinner. Halos wala ng energy ang lahat pagdating sa Casa Verde. Kung baga sa cellular phone naghihingalo na ang battery. We agreed na wag na lang munang mag-inuman. Kaya postpone na naman ang painom ni Sheiy (for the 2nd time around after Ilocos Trip, di pa rin natutuloy magpapainom si Sheiy). Almost all of us ordered Brian’s Special ng Casa Verde (Honey-glazed Ribs). Wala pa ring kupas ang Casa Verde pagdating sa steak. Masarap pa din sya. Yummy!!!

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Kaya pa???.

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Yummy Dinner @ Casa Verde.

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Kahit aso mahihiyang kainin to...

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After the delicious dinner we went back to our hotel to recharge for the next day’s activity.

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