Monday, July 23, 2007

watching the sun go down

i could sit and stare endlessly at a sunset and never get tired watching the sun go down, and it never fails to fascinate me how the sun colors the sky... its like i'm always seeing the sunset for the first time...

Thursday, July 19, 2007

a slice of heaven on earth

boracay is really a slice of heaven on earth! and i really enjoyed my three day stay there (bitin pa nga eh!). we stayed at escondido and surprisingly the place is really ok and the staff are very accommodating, and it's just a 2 min walk from the beach.

i really got myself baked in sun, im so dark-skinned now, and i thought i was already dark before... now, i really looked like a refugee! urghhh

if you're interested, read on my daily activities ....

Day 1 - arrived around lunch time, we just ate bangus and chicken at andoks for lunch since most of the restaurants are still closed and andoks is very near our place... first time i ate bangus at andoks and its really delicious (boneless pa!). after a quick rest we head on to the beach and swim all afternoon. had chocolate shake and quesadilla in the afternoon at Jony's (we were actually looking for Jona's shake but ended up there, though it was ok as well), it rained so hard while we were at Jony's but thankfully the rain stopped immediately. we just had a shower and a quick nap, after that we all meet again for dinner at Club Paraw, then had some margarita and a bottle of beer at Pat's Creek Bar. we had to call it a night at 1am since we still have to get up early for the next day. wondering why we didnt go instead at cocomangas or pier one (which is closer to our place)? well medyo jologs un mga tao na asa pier one and puno ng koreans un cocomangas! =)

Day 2 - woke up at 7am and had breakfast. at 830 our guide picked us up for our 4 hour island hopping. first stop is at cystal cove, it was worth going down in the 2 caves though a bit intimidating to get to the 2nd cave but it's worth it and the water is so refreshing.

then we went to crocodile island to snorkel. i wanted to stay at the bottom of the ocean, swimming with the fish but i'm no mermaid and i have to hang on to the rope since the current is so fast and i'm not a very good swimmer. after ogling at the fishes we head on to gilligan island for a swim. the beach is so amazingly beautiful!!!

then we head on back to the hotel for lunch at 1pm, escondido offers really tasteful crabs and prawns, yummy!!! after lunch we have a quick rest because we had scheduled jetski at around 330pm. didnt realized riding jetski is fun, though a bit tiring to drive it... they were teasing me that i'm kaskasero daw haha!

after that we went swimming again, and another banana choco shake for me as refreshment (this time at Jona's), waited for the sunset before heading back to the hotel again, we planned on going out again that night but i guess all of us were so tired of the day's activities that we all just slept.

Day 3 - woke up at 6 and had an early breakfast then head on the beach, we didnt go to the market anymore as planned since we wanted to maximize our time at the beach so we just swam all morning , and yehey i already learned how to float :)

our check out is at 1230, so as much as we wanted to stay at the beach had to go back at 1130 for our lunch (crabs again, its really delicious!) and packed our things. sigh.. why do all good things have to end?

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

rain, rain, go away

i may have sung this song a thousand times whenever its raining but not really meaning for the rain to stop or go away… not until now! I’m singing it now with fervent hope that this song can really make the rain go away.

I’m off to boracay this weekend and typhoon is not included in my itinerary!!!! Please , please make the rain stop this Saturday!

Monday, July 09, 2007

am surprised that my i heart manila blog is still on the list, thanks for those who voted. here's my link love to those who participated and those who made it on the list.

to those who haven't voted yet, there's still 3 weeks to go and get a chance to win $100 just by joining. Janet Toral is organizing an an eyeball on august 1 to the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs.


Listing the 8th week summary of entries and their choices in the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2007. If you haven't submitted an entry yet, head on to Ms. Toral's writing project page on how to join.

For Week 8

week 8 entries came from Maki, Silverfork, Jhed, Elman, Willy B. Prilles Jr., Chris, Oroboy, Erick Lau, Paolo, Amelia, Pietrie Jensen, Liz, Marcus G.R., and Daniel Niazy.

7 new blogs cited:BISEAN, CokskiBlue
, Culture Shiok!, Fire Eye'd Boy, L'odyssée de Tattum, PinoyBlogero, Utakgago

The following blogs got one mention each:
Make Money Online with a 13-Year Old
Aries Warrior Princess
Behind the Shrubbery
Confessions of a Hopeless Romantic
Darn Slick Gadgets
Digital Slices of my Life
Don in Beijing
Dummies Guide to Google Blogger Beta
Eliseo Soriano
Elman the Man, Blogspot
Elman the Man, Wordpress
Fine Art of Blogging
Happy Slip Productions
It's a Woman's World
It's not only fruity, it's oaty!
Journals of Enreal
Life and Chocolates
Love Letters
Manila Gay Guy
Puckering Time
Quotes in Can
Sasha says
Sugoi Stuff
The CityLifeStylist
The D Spot
The Dork Factor
The French Journal
Tiggah's Life in Random

overall ranking

1. An Apple a Day (23 mention)

2. Culture Shiok! (17 mention)

3. Make Money Online with a 13-Year Old (16 mention each)


4. The D Spot (15 mention)

5. The Philosophical Bastard (14 mention)

6. BISEAN (11 mention)

Make Money Online with Dosh Dosh

It's not only fruity, it's oaty!

7. CokskiBlue (10 mention each)

Confessions of a Hopeless Romantic


8. The Anitokid Chronikos (9 mention)

9. Dabawenya Jud! (8 mention each)

Quotes in Can

Studies in Technopreneurship

The Dork Factor


10. C5's How to Solve the Problem (7 mention each)

from the boondocKs

Gibbs Cadiz

I Heart Manila


Successful Blogging Tips by Gary Conn

Sunday, July 08, 2007

the new 7 wonders of the world

presenting to you the new 7 wonders of the world. for more info go here.

1. Chichén Itzá, Mexico
2. Christ Redeemer, Brazil
3. The Great Wall, China
4. Machu Picchu, Peru
5. Petra, Jordan
6. The Roman Colloseum, Italy
7. The Taj Mahal, India

of the new list, only 3 of my personal favorite (those i actually voted) made it. go here to see my 7 wonders.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

my exhibit

wow! one of my pictures got commissioned to be displayed in a museum!!!!

...back to reality folks! i just put my photo here to get this museum effect, but it's nice to dream huh =)

Monday, July 02, 2007

read harry potter and the deathly hallows for FREE

cant wait for book 7? been marking your calendar till its july 21st? wait no more, i now have the ebook of the last of the harry potter series! will finish it tonight. if you want to have a copy just holler and i'll email it to you =)

yes it feels like it's christmas already!


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