Jun 29, 2011

Watery Wednesday: Mangroves

During our visit to Puerto Princesa in Palawan, we also went for a tour of the islands in Honda Bay. We went to Snake Island and Pandan Island and it was in Pandan Island where I saw these mangroves. They were flourishing and protecting the island!
This is a good sign that the island will stay for a long time so other tourists like us, and the natural inhabitants of the mangrove, can enjoy them!
Have a happy Watery Wednesday everyone!

Jun 28, 2011

Ruby Tuesday: Loboc River

When we went to Bohol last month for our planning and teambuilding, one of our itinerary for the countryside tour was the lunch at Loboc River Floating Restaurant. We had to wait for our turn to ride the boat so we took the time for some picture taking. Here are some of the arts and crafts product of Loboc displayed at the wating lounge.
The river was lighted with streetlamps, and while I am not happy that the riverbanks will now be lighted at night just to please the tourists while destroying the natural effect of a river, I posed at the sign board.
And this is the Loboc Church and Museum, a beautiful backdrop to the already beautiful river! But please excuse the viewing tower of the useless Loboc bridge which is a gross reminder of man's stupidity! You just google "loboc useless bridge" or lobo bridge to nowhere" and you will see why.
If you ask me about the food at the floating restaurant, I will say forget it. But for the view, you can go ahead and pay for it!

Jun 27, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday: Jumpshots


Jumpshots are hard, but they are surely lots of fun! I had to make maybe a hundred jumps before we were able to capture something remotely passable, ha ha ha! By that time, I was already hungry! This one below is a good jumpshot, except that the camera position was not upward to give the illusion of height.
And this one was like most of our takes, a failed jumpshot!
Taken at the dream islet of Panglao Island Nature Resort in Bohol.

Jun 23, 2011

Supplies, Supplies!

Got this from a forwarded email and is especially dedicated to my friend from whom I have heard this first. She needs all the laughter she can have right now!

An Italian, a Scotsman and a Chinese man, are hired at a Construction site. The foreman points out a huge pile of sand.

He says to the Italian guy, "You're in charge of sweeping."
To the Scotsman he says, "You're in charge of shoveling."
And to the Chinese guy, "You're in charge of supplies."
He then says, "Now, I have to leave for a little while. I expect you men to make a dent in that pile of sand."

So when the foreman returns after being away for a couple of hours the pile of sand is untouched. He asks the Italian, "Why didn't you sweep any of it?" The Italian replies, "I no hava no broom. You saida to the Chinesea fella that he a wasa ina charge of supplies, but he hasa disappeared and I no coulda finda him nowhere."

Then the foreman turns to the Scotsman and says "And you, I thought I told you to shovel this pile." The Scotsman replies, "Aye, that ye did laddie, boot ah could nae get meself a shoovel. Ye left th' Chinese gadgie in chairge of supplies, boot ah couldna fin' him neither."

The foreman is really angry now. He storms off toward the pile of sand to look for the Chinese gent. Just then, the Chinese man leaps out from behind the pile of sand and yells, "SUPPLIES!!!!"

Jun 22, 2011

Loboc River

Lunch at the Loboc River Floating Restaurant is one of the many tourist attractions in Bohol. The food is nothing special, just regular food, served buffet style. The singer is just okay too. But the river, now that is real deal. The lush greenery is a real treat to your eyes and you wonder again at the beauty of creation!
The falls is already a bonus to this beautiful place! Hope they can preserve its beauty and may many more people get to enjoy it.

Jun 21, 2011

Ruby Tuesday: Tarsier

One of the attractions of Bohol province is the viewing of the nearly-endangered Tarsiers. They are nocturnal primates which are just around 4-5 inches and can feet easily in your palms. They are now endangered and according to our guide, the local government issues permits for public display of these animals to protect them. One such place is the Rio Verde Tarsier Place which we visited. There was no entrance fee, but a box for donation can be found in the place.
Tarsiers are nocturnal animals and care must be observed when taking pictures of them. There are reminders to keep the flash of the camera off to protect their eyes, and the guests are requested to keep their noise to a minimum. We were also advised not to touch these animals.
Some of the reminders for guests are quiet visible below.
Just look at the cuddly animal, trying to sleep despite the presence of guests!
To read more about the Bohol Tarsiers, please check out the link.

Jun 15, 2011

Watery Wednesday: Panglao is Paradise

Have you seen paradise? It might be something as beautiful as this! An ordinary day at Panglao Island in Bohol.
Panglao is paradise, perfection personified!

Jun 14, 2011

Ruby Tuesday: Chocolate Hills

The very famous Chocolate Hills of Bohol framed by these pretty red flowers! It was my third time to visit Bohol again and these hills never fail to awe me!

The first time I visited Bohol was in December of 2008, and then again in June of 2009. This last visit was for our department's planning and teambuilding.

Jun 13, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday: Candles


These are called San Roque candles sold at P20 each at the Baclayon church in Bohol. Yellow candles are for good spirit, studying and concentration. Can you guess which candle I lighted?

I lighted the pink ones and prayed for the good health of my family.

Jun 10, 2011

Friday Quotes

An Old Doodle

Somebody who loved me once doodled this while waiting for me to get off from work at Dunkin Donuts. It was in 1996, some 15 years ago. Its good to look back and remember old things sometimes. Though there are no regrets, sometimes you get to wonder what could have been.

Jun 9, 2011

Litratong Pinoy: Preno

Minsan talaga hindi mo alam kung saang planeta galing ang mga magagaling nating puclic servant! Biruin, sa hinaba-haba ng bakasyon eh kung bakit ngayon pang pasukan at magtatag-ulan nila naisipang butasin ang lahat ng kalsada at drainage sa lugar namin! At ang mga iniiwang butas ay lubhang malalim, at kung hindi ka pe-preno ay sadyang lilipad ka! Isa pa yang mga water companies na yan. Kunyari, dadaloy din daw ang ginhawa! E ngayon, puro butas na kalsada ang dumadaloy sa lugar namin e! At inabutan pa talaga sila ng tag-ulan ha so goodluck naman sa mga nagmamaneho!

Hay, minsan nga e iniisip ko kung maglakad na lang para di nalulubak ang sasakyan. Kaso, kung hindi umuulan ay sobrang init naman maglakad sa butas butas at maalikabok o maputik na daan! O siya, pe-preno na din ako sa pagsusulat at baka mamaya lang e may mamura na ako! Nakupo!

Jun 8, 2011

Wednesday Happy Thoughts!

Happy Wednesday! Its been a week since I wrote on this blog and all I can say is its because I have been so busy! But happily busy! So happiness is:
1. The super fun planning and team building in Bohol!
2. The super nice pics in Bohol, he he.
3. The first day of classes went without any crying bouts!
4. Was teary eyed as my bunso went to her Grade 1 class. She is so grown up already.
5. The van because it was good to take the kids comfortably to school even with their big bags.
6. My very responsible sister, Kris.
7. My mom for being a good cook.
8. Petroleum jelly for my skin rash.
9. Facebook Zero from suncellular
10. Looking forward to our December CDO trip.

For credits on the image and to see how this started, check here.

Jun 1, 2011

Wednesday Happy Thoughts!

If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get.
Happiness is:
1. Google Adsense payment
2. Bohol trip, all expense-paid at Panglao Island Nature Resort.
3. New sound system for our van, yay!
4. Mom is home safe from her vacation.
5. Uniforms pressed, shoes shined, books covered!
6. We are ready for the school opening.
7. Whiter underarms, he he.
8. St Francis Square and Divisoria finds.
9. Lost 3 lbs in one week.
10. My family.

To know how this started and for credits on the image, click here.

Getting the House Ready

If you are a follower of my blogs, you would know that one of my dearest desire is to have our own home. It has been a struggle and it is still a work in progress, but we are finally going to move to our own house next year. Since there are lots of things that we still need for the house before we move in, we are hoping to accomplish a lot this year. Remember the problems we had during the laminate flooring install part of construction? The mess was unbelievable and I dont think it can be done while we are already living in the house. Thankfully, that part was done and my immediate concern is the ceiling. The house looks untidy because we have no ceiling yet and the wires and wood that are immediately visible when you enter the house does not look pleasing. We are hoping to finish this by December and then maybe buy some new furniture like beds and cabinets. I am really very excited to move next year and I just hope that things will work out so we can get the house ready in time for summer. And since time move so fast that we are already halfway through this year, I just pray for more blessings so we can have enough money to spare getting the house ready.