Archive for November, 2008

Puerto Galera Saga (Part 1)11.28.08


Since I was in college, it’s always my policy, that… it’s better to be late than never. Then on top of it, I admit that I have obsessive-implusive-compulsive-adhesive chuva! I feel like so many things to do, so little time hmmm….o baka naman kulang lang sa time management? Hayy.. I feel like I should take a week or two vacation leave to update my blogs, to put and edit everything! For sure my friendly friends are going to hate me for posting this too late. Anyways…

Puerto Galera. I’ve been wanting to go here for nearly two years. As what we usually say, I think we’re the only group (of friends and outdoor lovers from work) who have not been to Puerto Galera or as we fondly call it “Puerto”. So after attending Lizzie’s hubby (JP’s) birthday, the plan was formed and the L2SMOC will go to Puerto Galera for our anniversary this year! So here’s the planned itinerary.

6:30AM Assembly at Araneta Center Bus Terminal (Bus going to Batangas Pier) 7:00AM ETD Batangas Pier or
7:30AM ETD Batangas Pier
10:30AM ETA Batangas Pier
11:00AM ETD Boat going to Puerto Galera or
11:30AM ETD Boat going to Puerto Galera 12:30PM ETA Puerto Galera (Cottage Reservation)
1:00PM Swimming / Roaming / Wandering /
6:00PM Prepare Dinner, Cook Dinner, Eat Dinner
8:00PM Socials / Optional to go to the beach (seaside bar)
11:30PM Lights out

06:00AM Wake up call / Prepare Breakfast
07:00AM Breakfast
08:00AM Optional to go on Swimming again
10:00AM Back to Cottage or
11:00AM Back to Cottage (we need to reserve for 1pm trip back to Batangas Pier)
11:00AM Shower / Last minute preparation /
12:00NN Halo-Halo sa Beach side
1:00PM ETD Boat going to Batangas Pier
2:30PM ETA Batangas Pier
3:00PM ETD to Cubao
6:30PM ETA Cubao

So, as what I’ve’s just the planned itinerary, suppossedly in ideal world it should be followed but in reality this is what really happened….

Before DAY 1 – October 24 (earlier)

I’m feeling so guilty. I really wanted to see Reynz before he goes back to the United States of GI Joes but because of work (gee!) and work (gee! gee!) I was not able to.  Please forgive me Reynz!!!!!

I’m going to Puerto Galera tomorrow and I have not yet prepared my things and necessities.

I need a lot of sleep coz I’m lacking of it…been working six straight days for couple weeks and a little bit of double shift on the side for my new account. So in short, I need a lot of sleep.

Nearly…Before Day 1 – same, October 24 (later)

Before going to bed I know that I have to prepare my things. But I’m not sure why I did not, I saw my pillow inviting me to just dip my head for a minute…

DAY 1 – October 25

Luckily I set my alarm right this time with 15 minutes to spare! Ooops not to spare! Not to spare! I just remembered that I still have to pack my things and the worst of it all I’m still sleepy. As in sleepy. I have to had a 5-minute power nap. I did and it all made the difference!

In just a little as 10 minutes — I got to prepare the things that I needed for the Puerto Trip! Minus the soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, tissue, hair clips, extra short, fem wash, digital camera charger, cellphone charger and life vest. Yuuupp!! All minus since I forgot all of it! So that’s why my bag was half lighter than what I used to carry when to mountain climbing. Hehehe…Ay naku!

No need to brag but I was at Jollibee Farmers Cubao at 6:00 am, with 30 minutes to spare, now this time, it’s really spare so I decided to eat there coz I love their Hotdog Breakfast Meal with extra garlic rice! I decided to wait for Aimz then after that we met Lizzie and JP with Lanna and also Malen, then after an hour, Boyet and his kids Alexa (X-Files) and Nicole (Piso) at McDo – Ali Mall, front of the Bus Terminal.

We rode Partas to Batangas Pier at past 8:00am. We arrived at the Batangas Pier after a 3-hour drive full of laughter, picture taking and silly jokes. From the port, we rode a ferry boat to the White Beach of Puerto Galera for nearly 2 hour, because the ferry left a little late than what was scheduled. But I was so excited to see the beach and the sand, that I don’t care if there’s too many people there sand walking already.

We stayed at a hotel near the Coco Aroma resto. The place was ok, good for 4-6 people for 24 hours for only P1,500. The room is clean and there were no mosquitoes..pramis! There’s a television, a closet, changing room, one well-spaced comfort room with shower, two double beds, electric fan and it’s air conditioned. We have to ask for an extra mattress to accommodate us all. I can say that compared to the other hotels near the front shore, the one that we got is kinda the most peaceful and quite with a touch of nature compared to the other hotels.

After changing into our swimsuits (yes! I did wore one!) we swam for couple of hours and took gazillion of pictures. Above and under water since we’re trying to use the underwater camera that Lizzie brought.  Imagine us beautiful girls in our swimsuits, Malen in her off-shoulder pink blouse with matching shorts, Lizzie in a pink tankini halter type swimsuit with black macarena skirt, aimz in her also haltered floral tankini with black shorts and with black sarong and I had 2-piece black swimsuit covered in a green batik sarong.  And thanks to Lizzie coz I did not look like a witch and my hair was not that tangled because of the braid!  And imagine doing it for us the next day too! Mwha! Mwha Lizzie! While swimming in a salt water that’s not too salty, we had our merienda.  We ate Bananaque ni Manang.   Only 10 pesos, it’s kind of cheap really!  And there’s a certain sweetness in it.  According to Manang, they did something to the sugar mixture to make it sticky.  I dunno what it was called… Hmmm….  We also got our customized bracelets but I can’t have “angelofthewaters” coz it was too long so I settled with simply “Ruthie”.  And if you enjoy massage in the sand, braid, and  henna; there are people offering their services for your enjoyment.

We went to the wet market, if you can call it that to buy food for our dinner around 5PM.  And then about 6PM, we preparedour special dinner: salted egg with tomatoes, sizzling sisig, and spicy tuna carbonara, courtesy of Boyet.  After dinner, we started our FHM pictorial in the hammock outside the place where we stayed, where we also had our dinner.  My stomach ached because I laughed too much.  I could not stop myself from laughing because we really did try our best to take a “slimmer” shot of ourselves.  Gee!  I think I’m the one who failed the most.  But that’s not how we ended the night, because we also had a night out.  We strolled the front shore of White Beach.  We checked out the restos and stalls for souvenirs.  I really felt relaxed while strolling.  It was nice.  The air was cool against my face.  Really nice.

Wait for our adventure in our second day at Puerto Galera!

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One True Love Movie Reaction11.27.08

As for the parting words….

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“True love may come more than once in a lifetime…”

I’ts that or something like it! If that’s what they wanted to tell the people who will see the movie, well, I got it loud and clear. No worries on that and it’s something true that we usually forget, it’s better than usual.

Check out the synopsis first:

A neurologist, Migs (Dingdong Dantes) will have to deal with the conflict between his heart and his mind. After three years of relationship, he is about to marry to Joy (Marian Rivera), a nurse who works with him in the same hospital. However, days before the wedding, his first love Bella (Iza Calzado) returns to the Philippines from Canada. The balikbayan is still single and still very much in love with Migs, whom she broke up with in the past when her family migrated to the Canada and opted to join them, to try her life in foreign land.

Both women in Migs’s life from past to presetn tried to get along with each other but knowing that they are both in love with the same man, which rise to the feelings of jealousy and envy. Unfortunately, after the wedding, when Migs gets into an motor accident, he develops lacunar amnesia, a type pf amnesia that blocks off time periods from one’s memory. In his case, it blocks off the three years that he was in love with Joy and leaving him with memories of Bella when they were still together.

How will Joy cope up with all the changes that’s happening to Migs? Is this the chance that Bella needs to use in her advantage to get back the love of her life? Will Migs heart topple his head and choose Joy? But how can you love someone whom you don’t even know?

Well, the answer to that is…

There are things that only heart knows but the mind knows nothing of.

Naks! Lalim! It maybe scientifically wrong but it’s a life long truth. They say that feelings and emotions are things that your mind created for you. But for me loving is not logical or analytical, it’s something that’s based on human emotions like instict and awareness of others (love ones/partners).

Let me rate the movie first as a whole, it has all the spice that they need to create a blockbuster movie. A very handsome guy and a very pretty woman leading the roles. Another beautiful and talented actress for the love triangle. A not so common story line with an unpredictable ending. Funny and heart breaking at most times. Very sweet, as in! Nakakakilig. I like the color of the movie, it’s very nice, warm and modern at times. They chosen great actors for supporting characters. I love the song they’ve used, The Last Time I Felt Like This, originally sung by Johnny Mathis and now covered by Joanna Ampil and Marc Tupaz for the movie. 

It would be best if you will watch this movie together with your family who loves Dingdong and Marian because you will hear them swooning at most scenes that they were together.  Believe me coz I did!  I watched this with my 4-year old niece, mom and dad (both very fanatic of Dingdong and Marian tandem).

 So if you have time and you feel like watching a heart-warming and sweet movie.  Do watch One True Love to the theaters near you.  Support Filipino movies.

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Las Vegas Fashion11.27.08

On December 10, will have our company Christmas Party at Silver City in Pasig (near Tiendesitas) and I still don’t have anything to wear! I need help! It has something to do with Las Vegas fashion. Isn’t too vague to use that as a theme since Vegas is widely known for it’s high fashion and trend setting people. I hope that I will not look odd with the dress that I will wear (if I ever get one!) and I know that I need to prepare myself. I need to have my hair treated in a salon. I have to loose at least couple of pounds, so I need to buy Phentermine for better effect. I have to get my skin waxed. What else? Gee! I’m so excited! I’ll update you as soon as I got a dress to wear.

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twilight addiction11.25.08

The first time that I’ve heard of Twilight is that, it’s replacing my favorite book turned into a movie Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince on its showing date last November 21st. A normal reaction from a die-hard Potter fan would be prejudiced with the movie and the book since we still have a grudge about the recent move of the Half Blood Prince next July (2009). But what hooked me was the fact that Robert Pattinson will pay the main male character as Edward Cullen and Kristen Stewart will play the main female character. As we all know, Robert Pattinson played as Cedric Gregory from the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. So by simply knowing that he will play the main hero of the movie, I opted to read the first installment of the Twilight Saga, which was titled, Twilight.

Comment? I love it! Simply simply great! The part on the book that I love the most were all the scenes or dialogues between Edward and Bella. On how she answered his questions, his growing pain just to be with her and the evident frustrations towards her. I just hope that the main two characters will give justice to the movie from the book that I really like. By the way Lizzie, thanks for the copy.

By the way, I’ll be seeing the movie tomorrow with my best friends!! First showing as in! YIPEE!! Here are the tickets guys! Don’t forget at 1pm! See yah!

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By the way friends, have you heard of Orovo? They claim that it was classified as the “Super Supplement”. They also say that it’s made of all natural ingredients for diet pills. Why don’t we try that? I’ve heard a lot of good things about this product!

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too late to diet?11.24.08

When somebody asked me when it was too late to go on a diet, my answer is always, why? when is it too late to love yourself, your body and your soul? My answer may differ from doctors and other people who have the authority to speak about this, but I myself know for a fact that it’s my body and I have the sole ownership of it. In all my capability, I tried to search for things that will help me achieve my goal. I’ve checked sites or persons that give tips on how to eat well, reviews diet pills, gives effective exercise regime, develop inner self for my inner struggles when dieting. So, when somebody asks me when it was too late to go on a diet, the answer is it will never come. Because for me, diet is equal to loving my body and soul.

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Google Hosted Life Magazine Archive11.22.08

From angelofthewaters – reloaded

You can now search millions of images from Life Magazine photo archive hosted by Google from 1750s up to present. Imagine the treasure since most of the images were never published!

Enjoy history buff! This one is specially for Malen

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shopping on holiday season – no burden!11.21.08

Couple of years ago, it was December 23 when I shop and went crazy to look for gifts that Christmas. I did not spend my money wisely at that time since I’m in a hurry to look for something or anything since I have not prepared anything yet for anyone. But please don’t call me Ms. Grinch or anything, because I don’t hate Christmas! Not at all! It’s just that time of year that everything and everyone needs my attention. Good thing though that there are great available sources for me to utilize when I need to do my shopping this holiday season. Now, we only have 34 days before Christmas and list is still full. I need to look for gifts! I need the service that could deliver free and it’s a must that there are items which are on sale. Good thing that Buy.Com offers free delivery for your purchased item and they also offers discounted items for everyone! So shopping this holiday season is no burden at all.


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