Litratong Pinoy#163 Pagdating (Advent)


He was famous for the words, "I shall return." and indeed, Filipinos held on to that promise during World War II. To commemorate his return to the Philippines, a memorial of General MacArthur's landing along with his fleet in Leyte was erected.

Facts about the memorial (source:www.thetravelmart.net)
Situated in Red Beach, Palo, Leyte, the monument marks the spot where General Douglas MacArthur landed with the American Liberation Forces in 1944. The statues of the liberators stand in a lagoon, 1.5 times bigger than lifesize. It is also the site of the 50th Leyte Landing Anniversary Commemorative Rock Garden of Peace. A beautiful beach can be found in the area.

Kilala siya sa mga katagang "Ako'y magbabalik." at pinaniwalaan ito ng nakakaraming Pilipino noong Ikalawang Pandaigdigang Digmaan. Sa pag-alala ng kanyang pagdating kasama ang kanyang mga sundalo, isang memoryal ang itinayo sa Leyte.

Ang monumento na nagtatanda sa lugar ng pagdating ni Heneral Douglas MacArthur kasama ang puwersa ng mga Amerikanong sundalo noong 1944 ay nasa Red Beach, Palo, Leyte. Ang mga istatuwa ng mga nagpalaya na tumatayong 1.5 pang mas malaki sa tunay na taas na tao ay nakatayo sa isang maliit na look. Dito rin makikita ang mabatong hardin na nagpapaalala ng ika-50 anibersayong ng Leyte Landing.


Tuesday Travels#20 Sto. Nino Shrine and Heritage Museum


The entrance fee took us by surprise. It was P200 per three persons and P30 per camera. Considering that there were four Canon cameras and one Sony digital camera among the four of us, we thought we would just take the photos from outside instead of going inside. The place looks rundown outside and I wondered what happened to the entrance fees that they've been collecting. The place would have been pretty if it had been maintained properly.

According to the locals, Tacloban's Sto. Nino Shrine and Heritage Museum was ordered built by then First Lady Imelda Marcos. It was situated just beside People's Center, another building from the Marcos era.

Here are some facts about the Sto. Nino Shrine and Heritage Museum (source:www.travelmart.net)
Located in Real Street, Tacloban City. Paintings of the 14 stations of the Cross done by Filipino artists, wooden bas-relief of the legend of the First Filipino man-woman (Si Malakas at si Maganda); tastefully decorated guestrooms of varied Filipino motifs; image of the Holy Child; a collection of original paintings by Fernando Amorsolo; spacious ballroom; priceless collector’s items.


Holiday For November 30

Another holiday is coming up this week and I'm glad because work is getting more hectic as the year is coming to a close. November 30 is Bonifacio Day and it's a national holiday. Thank goodness for that.

Here are some facts about Andres Bonifacio from wikipedia:
AndrĂ©s Bonifacio y de Castro (November 30, 1863 – May 10, 1897) was a Filipino nationalist and revolutionary. He was one of a founder and later the supreme leader of the Katipunan movement which sought the independence of the Philippines from Spanish colonial rule and started the Philippine Revolution. He is considered a de facto national hero of the Philippines.Bonifacio is also considered by some Filipino historians to be the first president of the Philippines, but he is not officially recognized as such.


Ruby Tuesday#125 No Stopping


There is no stopping us even with this sign which was installed at the San Juanico Bridge. We wanted to take photos, lots of it. So, we had no choice but get out of the car hurriedly to take some photos.

San Juanico Bridge has long been considered the longest bridge in the Philippines spanning about 2.16 kilometers from Tacloban, Leyte to Sta. Rita, Samar.


Partner Requirement

An officemate just broke off with her boyfriend and started talking about how it was hard for her to maintain the long distance relationship with her ex-boyfriend who was a seaman. As our talk with two other lady officemates went along, we started to ask each other's partner requirement.

The one who had just broken up with her boyfriend wanted a guy who looks innocent or what we jokingly called "naive bordering to foolish looking guy", a God-fearing person, hardworking and someone that they can level with and talk to. The other lady wanted somebody who is taller than her, bald-headed, a guy who likes children and a guy that she could talk with any topic she would like to discuss. On the other hand, my partner requirement is a guy that I have the same interests like traveling, photography, movies and just being active. He should be hardworking, kind, a guy that I could talk with anything, somebody who is emotionally available and who will not and cannot take the things about us for granted.

I realized then we all wanted the same thing from a guy..somebody that we could talk with. Surprisingly, sometimes that the hardest thing that we can't find nowadays.


Canon Photoskwela

Once again, Canon is having the Canon Photoskwela. For photographers, professional or amateur, just go to Activity Center, Abreeza Mall this coming November 27, 2011. The event will start at 10am up to 3pm.

To register, just email star_canon@yahoo.com and indicate your full name, contact details and Canon camera model.


Litratong Pinoy#162/PhotoHunt#159 Handwritten (Sulat Kamay)


These gift cards are older than me. They were handwritten and they came from the gifts received by my parents during their wedding day. My mother was able to keep them through these years. To preserve the memory of that day better, I decided to scan these gifts cards. I wonder where are the people who gave the gifts that my parents got during that day. I am sure, some of them are gone now.

Mas matanda pa sa aking ang mga tarhetang ito. Ang mga ito'y naka-sulat kamay pa at ito'y mga tarheta ng mga regalong natanggap ng aking mga magulang noong araw ng kanilang kasal. Naitago pa kasi ng nanay ko ang mga ito at napagdesisyunan kong i-scan para naman mapreserba ang alaala ng araw na iyon. Nasaan na kaya ang mga taong pinanggalingan ng mga regalong natanggap ng mga magulang ko? Siguradong ang iba'y wala na.


Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Happy Thanksgiving day for my relatives and friends in the US. Anyway, let us not be thankful for this day but every day of our lives considering that each day is a new day of miracle.

For some of my friends and relatives in the US, I am sure some of you are already planning your Black Friday deals in advance. Hopefully, you'll get the best Black Friday deals that you've been eyeing lustily for days hehehehe!


Tuesday Travels#19 San Juanico Bridge


I can now tick off San Juanico Bridge from my bucket list. Finally, I was able to walk through most of its 2.16 kilometer length with my friends for almost two hours. The weather was crazy that Sunday (November 20) but excitement ruled more as only from the books did I previously see the famous bridge. Rain and sunshine showed off several times the entire two hours that we were there but we were determined to enjoy the view that this majestic bridge could offer. Cameras clicked almost non-stop even if it was raining. Our hired multicab driver drove by us three times going from Tacloban to Samar and back twice before we decided to finish our San Juanico Bridge adventure.

For those who haven't been there, it is a must-visit! The bridge is truly beautiful, rain or shine. Not surprising because it was supposed to be a gift from then President Marcos to his First Lady, Imelda Marcos, who is a native from Leyte.

Here are some facts about San Juanico Bridge from wikipedia:
The San Juanico Bridge, part of the Pan-Philippine Highway, stretches from Samar to Leyte across the San Juanico Strait in the Philippines. Its longest length is a steel girder viaduct built on reinforced concrete piers, and its main span is of an arch-shaped truss design. With a total length of 2.16 kilometers (1.34 mi),[1] it is the longest bridge in the Philippines spanning a body of seawater. It is considered one of the most beautifully-designed bridges in Philippines[2]. The bridge has 43 spans and medium size boats can pass beneath its large main arch the top of which rises 41 meters above the sea.[1] Construction commenced in 1969 over San Juanico Strait from Cabalawan, Tacloban City to the municipality of Santa Rita, Samar, with completion in 1973


Ruby Tuesday#124


These are part of the flower bouquets sold at the market. I took the photo during All Soul's Day to buy flowers for my father. The prices were too steep during this time but I wonder now how much these flowers cost these days. The florists may be having an early Black Friday sales considering there are no special occasions for the flowers nowadays.


Breaking Dawn And Traveling

I wish I can watch the latest Twilight movie, Breaking Dawn, today but am on travel once again. I could only read the blog posts about the movie and I think, the movie is keeping to its promise of being a good watch. Anyway, with a hope that there will be some free time to watch the movie on our destination, am reading all I can about the much-anticipated wedding of the year, the Bella Swan-Edward Cullen marriage.

I wish I brought along the book, Breaking Dawn, to read while on travel. In that way, I could revisit the scenes before watching the movie.


PhotoHunt#158 Wet

Sagada is not only known for its almost mystical rice terraces, very good hiking trails, ancient hanging coffins and limestone cliffs, it is also known for its majestic caves.


The photo was taken inside the beautiful Sumaguing Cave, one of the more well-known caves if not the most popular cave in Sagada. Inside the cave are gigantic stalactites and stalagmites and for those who're planning to visit this cave, expect to get wet when you get inside. Its walls and floors are wet from dripping water and they actually glisten because of the minerals. Below the cave is a small pool for bathing (if one dares to rappel down the pool). The trip was a bit scary but really awesome and really worth it.

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Time For The Bucket List

The movie, The Bucket List, with Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson made me think that indeed life is too short to be unhappy and miserable or life is just too short to let yourself chained to somebody or something that makes you sad and miserable most of the time. So, I made a promise to strive to always be happy, do good and make a bucket list for myself but somehow I got lost into the daily grind of the corporate world but recent changes in life, the death of my father and the loss of someone I truly hold dear made me face the future unpleasantly and with much wariness.

It would be easy to curl into a ball and lull myself to sleep to forget the grief and the heartbreak but reality always kick me hard back to wakefulness. One time while staring into space, the bucket list came back into my memory. Slowly, I started to write down one thing that I wanted to do on a small piece of paper and then, I wrote another and another.  Now, I have more than ten small pieces of paper gathered on small plastic rectangular box waiting to be discovered and to be enjoyed.

Just like in the movie, my bucket list would have been much more fun and life-changing if it is being shared with somebody. I would have loved to have someone go with me on my adventures from my bucket list but since I don’t have one now, I’ll just do it alone or whoever would come along interested enough to go with me.


Litratong Pinoy#161 Basahan (Rag)

It is not easy being too kind and too giving sometimes. You're only given attention if you're only needed like these rags. They were hanged there by our neighbor outside. Rain and sun came and went on them and they even got dirtier but they were always there. They can only get out of there when they are needed.


Mahirap pala ang sobrang mabait at mapagbigay minsan. Naalala lang kung kailangan ka na gaya nalang nitong mga basahang ito. Isinampay lang ng aming kapitbahay sa labasan. Naulanan, naarawan at nadumihan, andyan sila palagi. Kinukuha lang pag ginagamit na.


Tuesday Travels#18 Agong House, Kapatagan


It is an hour away from Digos City proper and considered a part of Sitio Kapatagan. Standing on the slopes of Mt. Apo, Agong house showcases well-known Davao artist, Kublai Millan's designs and sculptures. Agong house  has become a popular tourist destination among locals especially when it was known that the owner allows visitors to see his vacation house.

Shaped like an agong which is a musical instrument used by the Muslims and the indigenous people from the southern part of the Philippines, the house is a masterpiece in itself.  The garden is also quite an art piece too with a breathtaking view of the Mt. Apo and surrounding mountain range.


Ruby Tuesday#123 Mr. Sho-Li Ballpen


I call him Mr. Sho-li, the funny Chinese guy from a comedy show when I was just a kid. Mr. Sho-Li started as a character in a TV commercial about Chinese soup years ago. He became too popular that a spin-off comedy TV show was created for him. I loved watching that show.

Mr. Sho-Li is a ballpen given to me by a friend. She saw me throwing covetous glances towards Mr. Sho-Li and his friends who were standing on her ballpen stand. She made me choose and I picked him. He's my favorite among the bunch.


What Should I Do To Marry A Rich Guy?

I found this from Facebook and not sure who originated this one but it has a good lesson to be learned so I thought I'd share this here..

"A Reply From CEO of J.P. Morgan To A Pretty Girl Seeking A Rich Husband".. !

A young 'n pretty lady posted this on a popular forum:

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Title: What Should I do to Marry A Rich Guy?

I'm going to be honest of what I'm going to say here. I'm 25 this year. I'm very pretty, have style 'n good taste. I wish to marry a guy with $500k annual salary or above.

You might say that I'm greedy, but an annual salary of $1M is considered only as middle class in New York.

My requirement is not high. Is there anyone in this forum who has an income of $500k annual salary? Are you all married?

I wanted to ask: what should I do to marry rich persons like you?

Among those I've dated, the richest is $250k annual income,'n it seems that this is my upper limit.

If someone is going to move into high cost residential area on the west of New York City Garden(?), $250k annual income is not enough.

I'm here humbly to ask a few questions:
1) Where do most rich bachelors hang out? (Please list down the names 'n addresses of bars, restaurant, gym)
2) Which age group should I target?
3) Why most wives of the riches are only average-looking? I've met a few girls who don't have looks 'n are not interesting, but they are able to marry rich guys.
4) How do you decide who can be your wife, 'n who can only be your girlfriend? (my target now is to get married)

Ms. Pretty

A Philosophical reply from CEO of J.P. Morgan:

Dear Ms. Pretty,
I have read your post with great interest. Guess there are lots of girls out there who have similar questions like yours. Please allow me to analyse your situation as a professional investor.

My annual income is more than $500k, which meets your requirement, so I hope
everyone believes that I'm not wasting time here.

From the standpoint of a business person, it is a bad decision to marry you. The answer is very simple, so let me explain.

Put the details aside, what you're trying to do is an exchange of "beauty" 'n "money" : Person A provides beauty,'n Person B pays for it, fair 'n square.

However, there's a deadly problem here, your beauty will fade, but my money will not be gone without any good reason. The fact is, my income might increase from year to year, but you can't be prettier year after year.

Hence from the viewpoint of economics, I am an appreciation asset, 'n you are a depreciation asset. It's not just normal depreciation, but exponential depreciation. If that is your only asset, your value will be much worse 10 years later.

By the terms we use in Wall Street, every trading has a position, dating with you is also a "trading position".
If the trade value dropped we will sell it 'n it is not a good idea to keep it for long term - same goes with the marriage that you wanted. It might be cruel to say this, but in order to make a wiser decision any assets with great depreciation value will be sold or "leased".

Anyone with over $500k annual income is not a fool; we would only date you, but will not marry you. I would advice that you forget looking for any clues to marry a rich guy. 'n by the way, you could make yourself to become a rich person with $500k annual income.This has better chance than finding a rich fool.

Hope this reply helps. If you are interested in "leasing" services, do contact me.

J.P. Morgan CEO...


Sunday Stealing#105

Today we ripped off a blogger named Tense Teacher from the blog Tense for a Reason. It's long so we'll do it in two parts. She stole it from The Coffee Table. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Take the time to comment on other player's posts. It's a great way to make new friends! Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Sunday Stealing: The Madness Meme, Part 2

Cheers to all of us thieves!

23. Do you ever walk around the house naked? Half-naked, yes.

24. If you were an animal what would you be? Why? Cat. Because I can be independent, aloof and also knows how to have fun.

25. Hair color you like on someone you’re dating? Natural black color.

26. If suffering an injury, would you rather be left blind or deaf? Neither. I'd rather have all my facilities intact.

27. Do you have any special talents? Hmm..I can speed read.

28. What do you do as soon as you walk in the house? Check who's home already and check if there's something amiss.

29. Do you like horror or comedy? Comedy is much preferred.

30. Are you missing anyone? Yes.

31. Where do you want to live when you are old? Same city preferably with my own garden.

32. Who is the person you can count on the most? My mother.

33. If you could date any celebrity past or present, who would it be? Hugh Jackman.

34. What did you dream last night? I didn't dream of anything.

35. What is your favorite sport to watch? Tennis, mostly.

36. Are you named after anyone? Yes, St. Therese.

37. What is your favorite alcoholic drink? None.

38. Non alcoholic drink? Coke or rootbeer.

39. Have you ever been in love? Yes.

40. Do you sing in the shower? Sometimes.

41. Have you ever been arrested? God forbid, no.

42. What is your favorite Holiday? Kadayawan festival holiday which happens every 3rd week of August.

43. Would you ever get plastic surgery? I don't think so.

44. Have you ever caught a fish? Yes.


PhotoHunt#157 Two

There was just one hanging bamboo bridge in Brgy. San Miguel, Bohol the first time I went there years ago to try it. Back then, only the locals and the curious cross the bridge that span part of Loboc River. But this has changed because early this year, I went back with my mother and was surprised to see that they've added another hanging bamboo bridge and that makes two hanging bamboo bridges. They are wider than the old one. For tourists, crossing the hanging bamboo bridge costs P10 per person.


Easier to watch the people crossing the bridge but actually, a bit difficult to actually do it especially if there's rain. The bamboo can be slippery and the swaying can make one dizzy. Still, it's fun!

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Seize The Moment!

The doctor told me that the disorientation that I have been intermittently feeling sometimes was caused by some sort of anxiety problems.

About to deny the diagnosis, I took stock of what I have been doing since the past few months. I have been busy with work, mostly. I traveled with my mother. Photography gained my attention and learning a new hobby was exciting. I tried starting my journal again but only put in a few pages and forgot all about it afterwards. Outwardly, I could've looked quite busy but at the back of my mind, I can hear my brain cells whirring and worrying about the household bills, the loans I took up when my father was hospitalized, my mother's health and advancing age, a relationship that should have moved on but cannot and at the same time, some small part of me also started worrying about my health and age, my status of why am I not married yet when in fact, I chose not to. Add to that, there are still moments that I mourn and miss my father and so on and so forth. I realized then, that yes, am having some anxiety problems. Not very visible because I have an active life which is quite a help but still, they are there.

I know now how it is to start growing old or how it is to start approaching middle age. Not there yet but getting there for me. With that thought, I promise to just seize the moment and be happy with what I have. If I can't, I need to pray more for the strength to just move on. C'est la vie! Seize the moment!


Was It Real For Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries

I must admit I find Kim Kardashian unreal even if she is being called the reality TV mogul by some people. I caught the Kardashian curiosity after reading the news about her $2 million engagement ring or was the engagement ring? Given the shell life of Hollywood marriages, I got curious enough to follow the Kardashians on their reality TV show to see the guy who dared to buy the expensive ring.

Kris Humphries seems a nice guy and for a guy who bought that $2 million wedding ring for his bride, he must have really believed in what they had and thought that their Hollywood marriage could be different from the others. Sadly, celebrity life took a toll on their marriage and it only lasted for 72 days. I wonder, was it real for the two given the short span of their marriage?


Litratong Pinoy#160 Gulong (Wheel)


The Singapore Flyer is a ginormous ferris wheel located at the Marina Bay, Singapore. It is 42 stories high and is considered the tallest ferris wheel in the world. It takes about 30 minutes for the ferris wheel to complete its turn. The Singapore Flyer was built for three years and has the best views of Singapore and neighboring islands. There are restaurants and souvenir shops below the Singapore Flyer for the visitors.

Ang Singapore flyer ay isang napakalaking ruweda na makikita sa Marina Bay, bansang Singapura. Ang taas nito ay apatnapung palapag at sinasabing pinakamataas na ruweda sa buong mundo. May mga tatlumpung minuto para makumpleto ang ikot ng ruweda. Ang Singapore Flyer ay ginawa sa loob ng tatlong taon at may pinakamagandang tanawin ng Singapore at mga karatig isla. May mga kainan at tindahan ng mga "souvenirs" sa ilalim ng Singapore Flyer para mga bisita.


Ruby Tuesday#122 Red Chrysanthemum


We had a long weekend holiday to commemorate All Soul's Day. Aside from the required cemetery visits, I did some cleaning around the house. Tired and bored, I decided to take photos of the flowers that we were to bring to the cemetery. We had different colors of chrysanthemums, baby's breath, roses and a decorative plant that even the florists did not know its real name. Anyway, here is one of the chrysanthemums that I did some macro shots on.

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Tuesday Travels#17 Bukidnon's Overview Park

Bukidnon Overview Park
Overview Park's helipad
The Overview Park is located Brgy. Palacapao, Quezon, Bukidnon. A project of Department of Public Works & Highways, it features several statues done by Davao sculptor, Kublai Millan. The statues of the tribal people of Bukidnon were scattered all over the park. The park itself is has a very good view of the municipality of Quezon and its surrounding areas.

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Driving Safely With Honda HIDs

Despite the fact that the Honda is one of the most beloved of all contemporary cars, it is consistently at the center of innovative additions. The newest trend that has developed over the past few years is Honda HIDs. These are specialized lighting systems that give an intense light, enabling the driver to see well beyond what a standard halogen can do. HID, or high-intensity discharge, is a headlight created to have a wider and extended reach to give a better viewing space during night time driving. This is created by heating a special inert gas called xenon.

Honda HIDs are not only a beautiful and effective addition to your vehicle, they are also simple to install and only need an additional ballast mounted in a safe and secure place. The ballast is utilized to change the 12v DC power output of your car to a rate that can heat the xenon gas that your vehicle could not otherwise do.

Along with the Honda HIDs there are also the increasingly popular LED lights that can add a substantial benefit to your automobile. These are bulbs that are highly energy efficient, long lasting, and due to the reduced manufacturing costs they are now inexpensive. Together, combined with the HIDs, these two lights create a nearly magical bluish white glow.

As you consider purchasing Honda HIDs take a moment to think about what its full benefit can be. These are not simply attractive lights that will add style to your Honda, but they are also capable of protecting you and your loved ones. If you consider that nearly 90% of what we judge as important information used in driving comes from what we can see, the idea of driving with limited sight because of an inferior halogen lighting system seems crazy. In addition to this, the fact that there are a smaller amount of other drivers on the road during the night time hours does not seem to help. According to statistics there are 60% fewer drivers at night, yet 40% of those injured during night time accidents result in death.

The fact remains that even though these are wonderful looking lights that add prestige to any car, it is an added bonus that they can be an assisting tool for survival.

Sunday Stealing#104 The Madness Meme Part I

Today we ripped off a blogger named Tense Teacher from the blog Tense for a Reason. It's long so we'll do it in two parts. She stole it from The Coffee Table. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Take the time to comment on other player's posts. It's a great way to make new friends! Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Sunday Stealing: The Madness Meme, Part 1

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. Have you ever licked the back of a CD to try to get it to work? Nope. Does it work at all?

2. What’s the largest age difference between yourself and someone you’ve dated? 11 years.

3. Ever been in a car wreck? Nope, thank goodness.

4. Were you popular in high school? A bit, I was a choir member so our group was always part of our school's activities.

5. Have you ever been on a blind date? Almost but never.

6. Are looks important? Not entirely, character is more important.

7. Do you have any friends that you’ve known for 10 years or more? I have some.

8. By what age would you like to be married? It should've been in my 30s.

9. Does the number of people a person’s slept with affect your view of them? Not really.

10. Have you ever made a mistake? Yes, we all do.

11. Are you a good tipper? Sometimes.

12. What’s the most you have spent for a haircut? P250.00 with blowdry and shampoo.

13. Have you ever had a crush on a teacher? Nope..

14. Have you ever peed in public? Never tried that.

15. What song do you want played at your funeral? Haven't thought of that yet.

16. Would you tell your parents if you were gay? I think so.

17. What would your last meal be before getting executed? All my favorite food and the dessert should be durian.

18. Beatles or Stones? Both.

19. If you had to pick one person on earth to die, who would it be? I can't do that.

20. Beer, wine or hard liquor? Wine.

21. Do you have any phobias? None.

22. What are your plans for the future? I am thinking of taking up graduate studies or some business or entrepreneurship seminars.


PhotoHunt#156 Light


I've attended the wedding photography workshop a few months back. It was fun, exciting and I've really learned a lot from it. A teacher of photography once said, photography is knowing how to use light to your advantage by making good use of it to produce a good photograph. Well, I tried it on these pair of rings by doing a macro shot of them.

I used my Canon DSLR 550D for the photos. So far, this camera has made my photography journey fun and quite a learning experience for me. 


November 7 Is A Holiday

Once again, we have a long weekend this week because November 7, Monday, is a holiday. In celebration of the Eid'l Adha or the “Festival of Sacrifice” for the Muslims.

I hope I can do some local travel in a nearby town, preferably Lake Sebu but nothing's confirmed yet because all my travel companion-friends are busy with their own schedules. Anyway, speaking of travel, Cebu Pacific Air promo just came out tonight. Local travels from Cebu to Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Boracay, Clark, Bacolod, Butuan, Dipolog and Dumaguete is only 0.88 while international flights Manila to Kota Kinabalu, Brunei, and Ho Chi Minh is only P888. Sale period is up to November 7, 2011 and travel period is on January 1 to March 31, 2012. Go to www.cebupacificair.com for more details.


Curious With Kardashians

I just had to laugh and then, cluck in wonder. I was just starting to watch the Kim Kardashian-Kris Humphries wedding on cable TV this week and the news broke about their divorce broke. What?? That was short of a multi-million dollar wedding!

My curiosity and boredom with TV shows took over a few weeks ago. So, I started watching Kim and Kourtney Take New York. What with the Kardashians being always visible on TV and internet that even if I don't care much about reality shows, I took a few minutes to watch this family go about their celebrity lives. For awhile, it was interesting watching them living a somewhat charmed life but I got bored with all of it because reality shows (except The Amazing Race) really bore me to the bones, with or without celebrities on it. Then, I decided to watch the much-anticipated Kim Kardashian-Kris Humphries wedding on TV just because I want to see Kim in her wedding gown by Vera Wang. Well, it seems that the wedding was just for the show and money because just after more than two months, the marriage is now in crumbles. What happened to for better or for worse, till death do us part thing?


Litratong Pinoy#159 Sementeryo (Cemetery)


Every All Soul's Day, our family visits 3 cemeteries. This is why we really try to prepare early to avoid the magnitude of people visiting the cemeteries. The Chinese cemetery may not be as big as the other cemeteries that we visit but its traffic flow is better, and there are stores that clog the streets. This make our All Soul's Day much better.

Tuwing Araw ng Patay, tatlong sementeryo ang pinupuntahan ng aming pamilya. Kaya't maaga pa ay nagkukumahog na kaming naghahanda para hindi abutan ng sobrang dami ng tao. Sa sementeryo ng mga Tsinoy, hindi man kalakihan kaysa sa ibang sementeryo na pinupuntahan namin ay mas maayos ang daloy ng mga sasakyan at limitado rin ang mga tindahang nagpapasikip sa mga daanan kaya mas maayos ang takbo ng aming Undas.


Tuesday Travels#16 El Nido, Palawan


Palawan is my most favorite place in the world. It's not home but I consider it paradise. Nowadays, Palawan is beset of abuse from man. News about mining, illegal fishing and more abuses have been destroying the place that is considered the last frontier of the Philippines. I am praying and hoping that these culprits be brought to justice and their evil deeds be stopped before the place a lot of people call paradise will turn into something ugly.

The photo was taken while we were doing our island hopping at Bacuit Bay, El Nido, Palawan.

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