one weekend we went off to grab lots of isaw & barbecue in Marikina :))
one weekend we went off to grab lots of isaw & barbecue in Marikina :))
<photo credits to Google>
Nelson Mandela followed three rules throughout his life, which he did at great personal sacrifice: Free yourself. Free others. Serve every day.
Happy Birthday! :)
July 18, 1918 - December 5, 2013
I remember those nights when I slept late because I can’t stop doodling! :D
Äscher Cliff, Switzerland
Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland
Ladera Resort, St. Lucia
The Manta Resort, Zanzibar
Rayavadee Krabi, Thailand
Shangri La, Paris
Hotel Ristorante Grotta Palazzese Polignano a Mare, Italy
Villa Escudero, Philippines
so far the BEST hand-pulled braised beef noodle i’ve ever tasted!! How i miss this!!
the ‘rents busy checking out facebook notifs and the like. :) well, maybe that’s truly the purpose why i bought that pad, ‘coz I can’t have my hands on it anymore. they’re too busy passing it to one another.lolz
[PART 1 - Sta. Cruz] Arrived late in the evening (10:30-ish) since we all came from work on a friday night. We missed the last jeepney trip from sta.cruz to Majayjay which is the goal of this trip, so we had no other choice but to stay. Luckily, just across the bus station was a small inn where we stayed that night. It was my first time, I was feeling scared and doubtful of the place since the lobby was a canteen and there were guys drinking. Thanks to my adventurer friends they shooed the scared-y feeling out of me. haha! Our room was neat and spacious enough to accommodate us 5, and for a very cheap price, it was airconditioned! So we slept late playing monopoly rather than just watching tv.. :)
We were supposed to take the jeepney ride just infront of the inn but they said the first stop of the jeepney was at the main town, so we went and found out that on that same day was their Kesong Puti Festival! Unluckily, we were too early to catch any store/house open that’s selling one.. We walked around instead to look for some “goto" since my friend Mara begs for one, but found none. how’s that?ahaha!! And then we found our spot where we waited for a jeepney going to our next destination..
[PART 2 - Liliw] It was a long trip from Sta. Cruz, 45 mins approximately, but we were happy we’ve arrived. :) The longing for goto was instantly granted because we found one right after we alighted the jeep, just beside the church..:D
It was actually my 2nd time visiting Liliw, first was way back 2010 with my family when we came from an outing in Quezon. We dropped by Liliw for some shoe shopping and we were surprised that it was their town fiesta that day :) I even remember wishing on that same church for me to get the job that I love since I find being on vacation for almost 5 months boring already. hahaha! Since Liliw that time was crowded, just after strolling the shoe shops, i lost my phone on our way back to the group. I was like “how would these people contact me when my resume contained my lost number!!” I felt sad. But guess what? A week after, I got called by my batchmate that his bro-in-law was asking me to report for interview. God works in mysterious ways eh? :D
Buntings were around the place because the Tsinelas Festival was held some days before our trip, luckily we were able to see the gigantic slipper entries still on display :D
We spent enough time we needed strolling the main street of Liliw & I was able to get a unique pair. It was the only shop I remember that sells it so I bought it. I just bought a pair, getting two would jeopardize the goal of being on a budget trip. I’m happy I did :D
[PART 3 - Nagcarlan] It was a 15-min trip if i remember it correctly, from Liliw to Nagcarlan. Here we came to see a national historical shrine called the Nagcarlan Underground cemetery.
As the name says, it’s a cemetery. It was a little similar to Paco Park in Manila where the Gomburza priests are buried. It was a sight to see :)
What better way to enjoy the view but to take pictures.. and by that i mean burst of pictures!!! :D this is where we took the gif photo i posted last time :)
It was a quaint chapel on the inside. The name would not fit if there was not an underground cemetery. We went downstairs to see. It wasn’t a lot of tombs down there but we never know whether some didn’t have a tomb at all. I did not take a picture of it for peace’ sake and to show respect. Some dead were buried dating back the 1800’s that alone gave me cold shivers :)
[PART 4 - San Pablo’s 7 Lakes]
[4.1 - Lake Palakpakin] Next destination was san pablo. We searched prior our trip on which lakes we’re going to visit since we won’t have enough time to see them all. First on our list was Mohicap. They said that it’s the most well-preserved and cleanest lake among the 7. After a jeepney ride, we hailed a tricycle to take us there :)
On our way to Lake Mohicap, we passed by Lake Palakpakin. The tricycle driver did inform us luckily I was seated at the back so I was able to take some shots. The lake have several fish pens where the residents around it get their income from.
[4.2 - Lake Mohicap] It was quite a long ride for a tricycle until we get to lake Mohikap.
We thought we’re just going to stare at the lake from afar since it was levels below the highway, when a girl approached us and told us we can come down and get close. It was a kinda steep & narrow hill stairway. I felt a bit airsick (because heights & I are not compatible much with each other) seeing the ground below from where we are, that an old man, whom he said he’s the lake caretaker, assisted me on some steps that are quite a leap. He was very kind :)
The water was clean & green. The only things you will see afloat it are bamboo rafts & fallen leaves. They have some fish pens too where they grow tilapias. :) We were then offered if we’d like to ride the raft across the lake, and we said an exciting yes even though it’s high-noon which means the sun is striking hot! We have umbrellas for that anyway :) haha
[4.3 - Lake Pandin] We were hungry, so we decided to rush to the next lake where we heard are serving lunch while you’re afloat a bigger bamboo raft, this time with a roof :) But good things come to those who work for it, so we were faced with a 15-min walk/hike before we even reach the said lake. It was the longest 15-min walk of my life. Mr. Sun’s truly enjoying summer so it was REALLY hot, specially we still have our backpacks on which made it more uneasy.
We took our time to rest and enjoy the breeze at the lake. We were quite recharged. When we reached the hi-way to take another ride to our next destination, we saw this sign pointing at the same direction where we came from, it’s because this is the twin lake of Pandin. You have to hike a few more distance and height to be able to reach the other side :)
[PART 5 - Bato Springs] The supposed to be FIRST part of the itinerary becomes the last due to some misadventures the night before, but I will not get into that anymore.haha I’m just glad we were able to still fit this into the time we have left. We arrived here around 4 in the afternoon, and because we were only travelling my means of public transportation, we ask what time the last trip of the vehicles were. They said the jeepney are off by 5pm, tricycles by 6pm. so we opted for 5pm. That leaves us an hour to enjoy the place.
It was quite a blessing in disguise. I can’t imagine doing the trip backwards, where we get refreshed, then get sweaty thereafter. This was just the perfect stop we needed after a tiring hop-on-hop-off trip. It was soooo refreshing bathing on the cold spring waters!
It was a fun & adventure-filled day! I felt I beat Dora with our trip :)) Dinner was around the corner when we left Bato Springs, while we’re on the bus thinking that we just eat somewhere in Pansol or have a sleepover at my friend’s house, we spotted a resto at the bus stop. There we alighted the bus and ate dinner :)
It was, indeed, a trip to remember. I myself never thought I could survive such, since I’ve never been to a trip without a private vehicle. So my wish of going on a real adventure is checked! :) Looking forward to more adventures!! :D
<photo credits to my friend Jem> :)
me during last years bowling tourney. haha!
This makes me kilig.. Top scorer for female ^_______^
During my first bowling competition here in our company, I got the award Best Striker for having the most strikes. Last year, I was eyeing being the MVP, but I was a game late during the championship which means I lost at least 100 points on my total score.
Being short on team players during game 1, our team still managed to be on 6th place.. Btw, Roel is also a part of my team he’s 3rd for the male top scorers :D
Hoping to be complete on game 2.. Go team Beyon-Z :D haha
Afternoon games w/ the connectivity team! This is the craziest among the three..:)) #walktheplank #resistance #avalon
Chanel this, Chanel that, hell yeah, all my girls vintage Chanel baby!
So much for the LVs on the streets, this is my ultimate dream bag ♥
A classig flap bag is all I wanted and need.. I don’t fancy so much bags but this one ^______________^
Any of the above, or a tote will make me super duper happy. :) I will perhaps save for one if I triple my salary and if I already have a my own car to save it from getting dusty from commuting. Makes sense, eh? :D
This is definitely on my bucketlist ♥