A Travellerspoint blog

June 2011

Happy, Yipee, Yehey!!!

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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Happy, Yipee, Yehey!!!

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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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.

Posted by drahcir07 13:17 Comments (2)

Pahiyas Festival 2011 (part 1)

May 14-15, 2011

sunny

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)

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