Friday, March 01, 2013

It's really more fun in the Philippines

Hi everyone!

I came across this AVP on Youtube that just left me smiling. That is why I am here now blooging about it.

I must admit that I, myself, hasn't been to all these places but I am in works of making it happen and hopefully show everyone how nice my country is. Also, summer is just around the corner..why not consider Philippines as one of your summer destination?

Here's the AVP..ENJOY!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A Day in Paradise

A warm weather with Mr. Sun smiling and THE BEACH! I know it's not yet summer...BUT HEY! I live in the Philippines!

My aunt and uncle came for a month long vacation so we decided to, as always, go to Samal Island. While planning, we had a hard time choosing which resort to choose because there are so many resorts to choose from- from budget friendly to high-end resorts. Since we are a big group ( and we have a senior citizen and some of us don't agree of long travel time), we decided to go to Paradise Island Park and Beach Resort.










There is already a big improvement in the resort since my last visit in the resort (yearsss ago). They already have live bands, carnival show, fire dance presentation, and a mini zoo.

What I love in this resort is their fine white sand, which is rare in all the resorts in Samal Island.

Everything went well with our stay and the treatment we received from their staff UNTIL they did a head count to our group. It turned out that we paid for 3 persons in excess to our group. We want our money back but, the management, did not buy our (truthful) explanations. This was the part that really disappoints us. I don't want to go in to details...past is past. For us, we go there to relax and have fun, not to deceive someone just to have some fun.



my first time kayaking...yay!







Just a reminder, we really have to be mindful to every actions and transactions we are doing because for some "meeting halfway" is always not the solution to end the situation. :(











Monday, February 25, 2013

Been M.I.A

Hey Everyone!

Oh my! Have missed A LOT!!!! It was really a mistake for not been up to date with my blogging. I've missed the holidays, and valentines day! Did all of you had a memorable one? I did.

There were so many things happened to me that kept me from blogging. I don't want to go on to details but I could say I shed a few pounds because of that.

Well, until this moment, I'm still trying to work out my day-to-day "agenda" to keep everything in place and I really do hope I can do it all throughout the rest of the year.


xoxo

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Holiday Activities

It was a short notice holiday activity with my mom, sister, and friends at the Davao Crocodile Park.

People behind the improvements of this place really did a great job! Visiting the place doesn't only end you up watching and taking photos of birds, snakes, crocodiles, etc. but is also an educational/ entertainment tour.

Friday, Saturday, or Sunday is the best day to go and visit the park because of the educational and entertain shows they prepared for the visitors.

At 4:00 p.m., the show starts with an animal show




followed by the Pangil (eye-tooth) encounter.

 After, we witnessed the feeding and dancing of the crocs and the tightrope walking by some trained acrobats. I'm not sure if they really are professional but one thing I'm certain is they scared the hell out of me!.

Some other animals you can see in the park...


bored or sleepy?





Last part of the tour was at Tribu K' Mindanawan - a cultural dance show and FIRE DANCING!!!!!
What a way to end  the tour! Hopefully, I could finish editing the video soon...in the meantime, a photo of the fire dance.




Well, that's one tiring but enjoyable tour and that deserves a hearty meal and...

best pork barbeque @ Gerry's Grill Abreeeza


...having more fun!




How did you spend your weekend?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Playing with colors


Hi everyone! Finally, I got a chance to write a blog again...it's been months!

Anyhow, just last year, I started learning  the "exact" way in doing the things i love- hair and make up. I must admit that I'm still not good nor the best in this field..not yet but SOON! That is why I have to keep on practicing and practicing and practicing.

So, one boring day, she found the excess deflated balloon from my mom's birthday and thought she wants to blow it up and put it on my other sister's hair just for fun. But, my other sister refused to get along and so, the balloon ended up on her hair instead.

Presenting my sister...




Next boring day, I was again in the mood to play on her face..haha!!! and so....






Some of my nail arts that I learned from different tutorials.

pastel ombre

french tip with a twist




Friday, September 07, 2012

Gangnam Style


"Hey, sexy lady...Oppa Gangnam Style.." 

A Korean hit, no not hit but a PHENOMENON, dance song that gives everybody a dance of a lifetime. I am a Filipino and I don't understand Korean language other than Kamsahamnida (thank you) Aniyo ( no), and Annyong haseyo? (Good morning) that I get from watching Korean drama. 

I heard this song first  while I was watching It's Showtime when the comedian/actor Vice Ganda  danced a horse dance after cracking a joke. After seeing that episode, I've searched on YouTube about the song because it really stayed on my mind FOR THE WHOLE DAY! but then, I failed. And so, I only have a chance hearing the song from the said show. 

One lazy afternoon, while browsing my YouTube channel for new videos and vlogs, I saw Bubzbeauty's new vlog about Girls vs Girls. But anyway, to make the story short, it is because of this video that I learned the title of the song..ATLAS! 

And so, I searched the song myself and typed "GANGNAM STYLE".... I feel so stupid for thinking it's "GUNDAM STYLE" (facepalm)







This song really gave me LAUGHS and it doesn't need english translation to like the song. Right now, I'm on the challenge in learning the horse dance and it's also a good workout!

What do you think? Are you going to try and do the Gangnam Style?

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Brrrrr Months

Here in the Philippines, September 1 is the day that the Christmas season is just around the corner. Early in the morning, local radio stations play our all-time favorite Christmas songs..isn't it wonderful?

BUT....

Before talking about the yuletide season, let me give a you a glimpse of what happened to me for the rest of the month of August. I know I haven't been blogging for weeks now because of my hectic schedule. But, anyway, here it goes...

I've mentioned in my last blog about the Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival.  This festival is all about beauty, street dances, floral floats, flowers, and the King of Fruits: DURIAN!

photo credit: Althea Ferraris

                                    Hiyas ng Kadayawan                              
     photo credit: Althea Ferraris

at San Pedro St. after the parade





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Durian: Smells like hell...tastes like heaven


The highlight of this month was when one of my close friend, Aina,  had her vacation. It was a 2-day event full of catching ups, food, and...getting tipsy? HAHA!!!



sweet Lorraine


dinner @ Moon Cafe











sunrise @ Magallanes Residences


Now that "-ber" months are already here, a bittersweet feeling came over me. but, I'm also excited in planning our Christmas decorations for this year.

Have a fruitful September everyone!