galaera | Nuvali Sta. Rosa Laguna | MArch 2014

There were times that  we just wanted to do something new or something that we used to do just to break  the stressful days we had for the past week, that was when my friend thought of trying out wake boarding which I agreed at once.It’s been years since I first tried it in CWC.

Last March 30 , 2014 - off we go to Republic Wake Park in Nuvali Sta. Rosa Laguna.

image

I had a total different experience here and that of CWC ( Camsur Watersports Complex). In CWC, there was a staff who were beside you, instructing you on how to do it, while in Republic Wake Park, you do it your own.Only when you ask them that they will go to you and coach you. One thing is the same -  you just "don’t pull!" it  (“,)

for an hour of wake boarding it will cost you 250, for 2 hours - 475.

If it’s your birthday - it’s free. (“,)

image

image

image

image

In the end, we had fun and we really enjoyed it.

pamsky // Mar. 30,2014

insert: (“,)

image

In CWC, year 2010 - my first! :p


galaera | Baler Aurora | March 2014

Isang sobrang mabilisang pagde-desisyon: Sasama ba ako o sasama ba ako? ^___^

Minsan ang maganda at nakaka-excite sa isang lakad ay kapag ito ay biglaan. Sabi ko sa sarili ko - gusto ko lang ma-experience ang mag- surf, hindi ko naman ito masyadong paghahandaan, hindi pag tutuunan nag pansin…Pero eto kami “saan tayo makakabili nang rash guard?” hahahaha!

Sabi nang iba, 5 hours ang biahe - hindi ko masyadong naramdaman yun. tulog kase ako eh, pero nagigisng naman kapag napapadaan sa isang magandang view.

Isa sa Itinerary namin ay ang masilayan ang largest, biggest 600 year old Balete tree in Asia

image

image

image

It’s not that scary as it always seem…I just don’t know at night =).

We had our lunch at the rolling store that costs me less than a 100 (wow).

image

a few steps away is the Museo de Baler.

image

image

image

image

pictorials overloaded. (“,)

After, we drop our things at AMCO beach resort where we stayed and off we go to our adventure - It was a 3 persons capacity tricycle ride to explore the  Ditumabo falls in San Luis, Aurora.We paid for 500 back and forth.

image

trekking was fun…

image

It’s been awhile since we did this…

image

and finally…

image

image

after the fun at the Ditumabo Falls, we’re excited to experience the surfing 101 (“,).

I admit, I was scared a bit but I wanted to proved to myself - I can do it anyway, anyhow hahaha!

image

listening attentively (“,)

Kakasimula pa lang namin, ayawan na kaagad =(

I was frightened with just two big waves, good thing - my instructor never gave up on me, he made me feel at ease and at peace with the waves and  I begun to enjoy it. I was exhausted and had a leg cramp that was when I stopped - but all in all, It was really FUN! and surely I’ll be coming back (“,)

image

on a ready position

image

"tayo!" he shouted - whoah!!!!

image

finding it hard to have a sense of balance atop the surfing board =(

image

good shot Tin! heheheh, looked like I made it! ahahahha

image

here’s after  :p

image

waahhh! hahahha!

My surfing 101 was not bad at all.image

After that extreme physical activity, We deserve a  good food at affordable price. you’ll find it at Gerry Shan’s Place. eat and drink all you can at Php 185 only. solved! =)

image

the following day, we enjoyed the sun , the sand, and the WAVES.

image

the best weekend

image

cheers on a Sunday Morning!

image

before we go…we pass by here. A beautiful place it is.

image

image

have a dose of what we call life - go out and feel the life.

image

pamsky // March 1-2, 2014


galaera | Coron Palawan | February 2014

Coron is truly a paradise for me.

Same with our other trips, this one was booked months ago. What made this so exciting was I can sense that this will push through ( and yes and of course it was ^__^).

There were many funny conversation before this trip.

"reserve na yung tent where we will stay", "the tent, bakit hindi sa the 9th?", salubungin kayo nang cadillac" lacad lang nang lacad"

I must admit, those funny conversations somehow made me think twice if this will pursue ..but then again it’s Ta Petit that we talked to.. .

So - here it goes:

On the first day was just me and my sister.

image

arrived safely and on time yey!

it was about 30-45 minutes when we reached Luis Bay where we stayed.

image

Unpacked our things and we went out for lunch ( at 2:30 pm)

image

Santino’s - we ordered for sizzling Tuna and calamares -  delicioso!!

After, we visited the St. Agustine Parish and  said a little prayer (“,)

image

and it’s time to do the first thing on our itinerary.

image

Maquinit hot spring

imageMunicipality of Coron

image

Coron Coliseum

_________________________________________________________

On our second day, we had our island tour (tour B) as booked by our Ta Petit, the best ka talaga!!!! hihihihi

image

image

image

image

image

whoah..what else can I say?..these pictures say it alll.. a truly paradise that made Philippines more fun to be at….For God so love the world - He made all these for us to explore and enjoy.

{After, me and Jzel (new friend ) decided to see the beauty of Coron on top - even if it’s raining-go pa din kami =)

image

On top of Mt. Tapyas

_________________________________________________________

It was more fun on our third day since Ta Petit and Kenneth were with us already…we go out and explore more the beauty of Coron (“,)

image

image

image

image

image

Pictures says it all….Coron is one place I really love to go back to.

_________________________________________________________

My experience in Coron was not only seeing and enjoying the beauty of it but also having a chance to talk to different people (“,)

image

image

at foods…sarap at fresh!..

image

second time in Santino’s

image

Kawayanan Grill

image

Sunrise in Coron (atop of Mt. tapyas)

image

shocked as I was for seeing my sister made it on top..I am so proud and happy and it felt really amazing. Thank you Lord for giving my sister a chance to see the beauty of Coron on top.

Thank you Ta Petit for this wonderful trip (“,)

Pamsky // February 10-13 2014


galaera | Liliw Laguna | February 2014

Unexpected aya, That’s how I describe this trip.

Out of the blue nag ka-ayaan pumunta sa Liliw, Laguna- not only to look and buy for shoes but also to celebrate Tita’s birthday as well as Derick’s birthday.

We attended mass at Mt. Carmel of our Lady as a start of celebrating tita’s birthday, after we ate breakfast at Jollibee.

image

and then went home to say “see ya again mother dear”- as my sister and I will go straight to Cavite on the same day.

Reaching Liliw Laguna - kanya - kanya na muna kaming tingin, silip, sipat sa mga tsinelas at sapatos…

image

mas madaming wedge shoes, I was tempted to buy but remind myself na magtipid (“,). I only bought a slippers for Ta Petit and a flat shoes for me, kase naman parang sayang if di ako bumili kahit isa (“,)

sa sobrang dami nang pagpipiliang shoes halos hindi namin napansin ang oras - di pa pala kami naglunch, and we headed to Arabela. My sister whispered to me that we will be the one to pay for this lunch as a birthday treat to our dear tita, who is always there for us…our second mom, especially to me - siya kaya nag-alaga sa akin when I was young - To you Tita - Thank you so much!

image

Happy Birthday tita Dear

image


Arabela -Italian-style-resto, sarap nang food and cakes. medyo mahal pero kase sa presentation pa lang yummy na eh hehehe…

image

image

Lava cake, birthday cake (“,)

image

Visited The St. John the Baptist.

image

and said a little Prayer…Thank you Lord for an answered prayer ( Feb. 6,2014)

image

pamsky // 2014

Feb. 2,2014


Galaera | Iloilo | January 2014

When I booked this trip, it was supposedly a dream trip that is coming to be true, but as it was fast approaching, conflicts happened. To cut this short-he was not able to go.

Good thing I’ve got a kaladkarin cousin - so here we go….

I considered this trip as my super tipid trip. My cousin and I agreed that we will spend less in as much as we can.

Arrived at the Iloilo International airport at 7:52pm. As instructed by Doy, We took the van going to SM City Iloilo ( fare is Php 50 each). Stepped in SM City at exactly 8:40 pm and like we usually do, took a pictures first with the SM logo (“,)

image

after which, we hurriedly looked for something to eat, a native dish of the city…LA PAZ BATCHOY!

image

image

We ordered for an extra super that costs Php70 and a pandesal which is Php8.

One thing that is advantageous when you’ve got a lot of friends is the “connections” (“,). Before I left Manila I already arranged with Doy thru his cousin Venus for a place where we’re gonna spend our Friday night.

imagefor 500 per night (a bathroom, 2 single beds , electric fan ) - not bad.

It was cold in Iloilo, so we really don’t mind having an electric fan instead of an aircon , actually, we even turned it off because it was really really cold (“,).

The place is so quiet, that the sounds of the leaves dancing with the soft blowing of the wind, woke me up the following day, It made me go back in time  when I was a kid, that same sound made me fall asleep hahahah!

going back, we got to taste the night in Iloilo by walking at the Iloilo river esplanade.The esplanade stretches 1.2 kilometers from Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue to Carpenter’s bridge in Mandurriao District.

image

I’ve never been to Singapore yet, but I happened to see a picture of Singapore quay river esplanade and at that moment I told to Kenneth - “this is just like that (“,) “. Sayang, I was not able to take a photo of it in the morning.

image

next place was the MoloPlaza. It was kindda romantic place (“,) Best when you just want to walk around or sit for awhile, might be looking at the sky above..hahahah!

image

image

The Molo Church at night.

image

The Church of St. Anne , the patron saint of Molo is said to be a “women’s church” because of the presence of 16 images of female saints inside. Also it is said to be the oldest in Iloilo.

we survived and enjoyed our first night.

(Total expenses for that night: Php 443 )

Saturday, Jan 11

We have the luxury of time, so I didn’t set my alarm clock, I just woke up at 6am, that’s my usual, body clock it is (“,)


We looked for something authentic to eat breakfast,

image

I bought 5 pcs of pancho rolls. ( it’s like pan de coco). Still wanting for some more to eat, we passed by the Sto Nino de Arevalo Church.

image

I went inside and looked around. Just as I was about to say a prayer, a guy came near me and touch me in the knee and tap my shoulder, I was shocked and asked him why? but he didn’t said any word. I moved away from him, but there’s something in me that says I need to tap him back and so I did and it made him looked shocked too…hahahaha!..I don’t know I just saw it on Aga’s Pinoy Explorer when he featured Antique or Siquijor.

I was not able to say my prayer =(

Near the church was a mini carinderia where I ate arroz caldo with egg (php20)

at 8am we headed to the Ortiz Wharf to our destination, Guimaras.( thank you to the lady at the carinderia for instructions on how to go to the Ortiz wharf)

image

Ortiz Wharf

It only took us 15 to 20 minutes to Jordan Guimaras (fare - Php14).

image

We registered and a lady welcome and helped us on our itinerary. Total package for renting a tricycle was Php400 that includes: dropping us first on Small Wings where we stayed ( room rate at 300/night), the Trappist Monastery, where we also bought our pasalubong. ( this time, I said my prayer ^___^ )

image

Camp Alfredo, we just took a photo. We didn’t try their Zipline as it costs Php450, hindi pasok sa budget (“,)

image

The mango plantation where Ernie, the tricycle driver just pointed out. We didn’t stopped, sayang I thought I could took picture as I did in CDO for the pineapple plantation. and the farthest as agreed, the Rayman Beach Resort.

image

as we are approaching the place,ewan kung sino ang me balat sa amin - we’ve got a flat tire,it’s good na nakarating pa kami sa lugar. That time, the beach was not so inviting,cloudy weather it was and so we decided that we went back with Ernie, anyway it will costs us Php500 instead of 400, that’s my understanding but when paying time we misunderstood it, we pay him Php700 though he’s not asking for specific amount we can sense that the agreed payment was not what he is expecting, I felt a bit irritated, we gave it anyway. so that’s a total of 750 as he asked us for 50 at the start of our travel for his gasoline. In fairness to him he was polite, maybe because of the flat tire that he wanted a bigger amount or it was really us who did not understand. ( Ernie Pabraquel - 09306394891 )

We spent the rest of the afternoon exploring San Miguel, the center of Jordan.

image

Museo de Guimaras

image

Guimaras Provincial Capitol

image

a must see and taste The Pitstop (“,)

image

I’m a pizza lover, Mango Pizza is the best. (“,)

image

As early as 5pm, we’re at Small Wings. I think a slept a lot hahaha…with that kind of weather, so cool. Also the gate closes at 9pm and I guess there’s no where to go during that time in Guimaras.

We left Guimaras at 7am. We wanted that early as it is raining already and we don’t want to be stranded, with God’s grace we landed the Ortiz Wharf safely.

(Total Expenses : Php 766) - Pasalubong was a big shocked, how can this be??? hhahaha but I can’t resist - I want my family and few friends to taste Guimaras’ delicacies - so it broke my wallet (php 1500) heheheh. BUT made my heart happy.

At dahil madami na kaming bitbit, we looked for a place nearby to stay..

image

(Room rate - Php 895 / night - 2 single bed)

Immediately after logging off our things, we looked for Pansit Molo - We tried at Deco’s but they only offer La Paz Batchoy and the crew said that it was usually cooked at home but told that we tried at the robinson’s food court-and so this was it!!!!

image

After eating breakfast, we passed by Starbucks and I can’t resist, I’ve never been having coffee since we arrived- caramel macchiato pls?? hahaha!  and then off we go to San Joaquin. Both of us never knew how to go in there but Ilonggos are very hospitable and kind to help us.

Old churches in Iloilo Amazed me,though there were rain showers at that time, both of us enjoyed and mesmerized by those churches and thought of my sister and Ta Petit, sana mabalikan namin ito kasama sila =)

We visited 6 churches

we also took a moment in here: A church in campo santo.

image

I was thinking, is the mass offered here? how does it look inside? Does anyone dare to have their pre-nup here? (“,) -

image

pa-picture! (“,)

We had our lunch-dinner at Ramboy’s ( costs us less than 200 each meal) before we heard mass at Molo church (last church that we visited)

Late dessert at MAridel’s

image

Frozen lemon meringue 

(Total expense for that day-Php 703)

Grand total expense= Php 2362 - wohoo!!! plus my pasalubong - rounding off to 2000. (airfare is not included)

Masaya na nagawa kong mag-super tipid sa isang trip.Kaya naman next time siguro mas magtipid pa hahahaha!…

Thank you Iloilo (“,)

image


Jan 10-13,2014

//Pamsky


Galaera | Lucena City | Jan 1,2014

Unang araw sa taong 2014….galang Lucena ang ginawa namin…dahilan? manood nang sine..oh yes! it is a family date!

Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy - isang pelikulang nagpasaya at nagpatawa sa amin, kahit na nga di namin nakasama si mother dear at si sisterette…

on our way going to Lucena…natuwa kami kase pagkatapos na mabangga ang “isdang” ito ay eto at buo na sya ulet!!!!

Tito Bi and Ivan (“,), our buddy in our gala hehehehe


Galaera | Agdangan Quezon | December 2013

Dahil sa kakakita ko pa lang kay “Ivan”, kelangan nang mai- road test ito kasama ako syempre hehehe.. at napag desisyunan na puntahan ang Luminous Cross of Grace Sanctuary.

image

Na-excite  ako kase ang daming first time, first time ko sumakay ke Ivan, first time ko din bumiahe papuntang Agdangan.

bawal din ang nakasapatos o sandals o tsinelas, papanhik kang naka paa…

at habang pumapanhik ka, i guide ka nang isang volunteer na nag se-serve for the church. She explains everything about what’s inside.

habang papanhik at nakikinig sa guide, mararamdaman mo yung hirap nang pag akyat, medyo rough ang sahig,kaya medyo masakit sa paa, parang ni re-represent ang pains that we go through in this life…mas masakit umakyat noong malapit na kami sa tuktok na animo langit…pero kapag narating mo na ang tuktok, ang ganda, maluwang, mahangin, maliwanag.

Sa tingin ko mas magandang maulit ito, at mas maganda kapag ikaw lang o kokonte kayong papanhik. Mas magkakaroon ka nang chance na makapag reflect.

with the Bibandor’s and Maggudayao’s.

St. Isidore Parish Church, Agdangan Quezon

Bihira na akong makakita nang ganito.. (“,) - masarap alalahanin ang kabataan, sa ganyan pa ako sumasalok nang tubig..hihihih..kelangan mo munang sabuyan nang tubig bago maglabas nang tubig din…(“,)

meryenda na bago umuwi. (711)

at this time ang sakit na nang ulo ko, dala siguro nang puyat ko sa mga nakaraang araw, pero ako ay nagpapasalamat pa din ke Lord, narating ko ang lugar na ito at nasilayan.

Biaheng pauwi, para na akong hini-hele - ang driver namin ay si Gem na…alam na! hahahaha

//Pamski


galaera | Cagayan De Oro | March 2013

Ito na ang pangalawang beses kong narating ang CDO

Parehas namang memorable for me ang biaheng CDO ko.Itong taon na ito, mas madami lang akong adventure dahil napaghandaan nang grupo ang trip na ito at dahil na din sa pelikulang “forever and a day” (“,)

image

_________________________________________________________

Unang Adventure: Day One

DAHILAYAN ADVENTURE PARK

Bukidnon

image

una kong nabasa ang  luge sa twit ni Sitti, kaya naman nasabi ko na dapat ma-experience ko yun. Masarap uit-ulitin kaya lang hanggang 2 round lang talaga sa halagang 600 pesos. Sa dalawang round na yun - ako ang pinaka kulelat hahaha! medyo natatakot kase ako.

_________________________________________________________

image

Pagkatapos, sinubukan naman namin ang golf

_________________________________________________________

image

at nilibot pa ang paligid. Hindi na namin na try ito kase panibagong bayad at saka mas pinili nga namin ang luge.

_________________________________________________________

zipline mode naman. ( at 320mt + 150mt + 840mt = all ride )

image

_________________________________________________________

pagkatapos nang isang nakakalulang zipline ride pinuntahan naman namin ang pineapple plantation

image

_________________________________________________________

at ang Del Monte Golf Clubhouse. kumain nang masarap na steak ( pineapple fed cattle, that’s what they say ☺) at super fresh na fruits at ang nakakatuwang unlimited pineapple juice. busog-sarap!image

_________________________________________________________

our day one ended at Centrio Mall ( CDO) where we had our dinner.

image

_________________________________________________________

had our dessert at Candy’s Cafe-  tartofu (as recommended by cheeya ☺)

image

_________________________________________________________

ILIGAN CITY

Our second day started with this!!!!!!

image

lechon Iligan

libreng tikim…sarap!..Sa Gloria’s ihaw-ihaw kami bumili nang baong pang lunch…

________________________________________________________

pagkatapos nito ay derecho na kami sa “forever and day”  location : Tinago Falls.

image

 isa sa pinakamagandang falls na nakita ko.

Ang sarap lumangoy, ang linaw at lamig nang tubig, hindi mo siya pwedeng basta titigan lang,talagang mapapalusong ka dahil tipong nang aanyaya (“,). Mabuti na lang merong life vest, malaya akong nakalangoy hahahaha!

image

image

_________________________________________________________

and it seems na di kami paawat sa pagtatampisaw sa tubig, sumunod namin pinuntahan ay ang Timoga Spring Pool. 


imageplayful..

_________________________________________________________

At Pagkatapos noon ay pinuntahan namin angMacaraeg-Macapagal Ancestral House


image

_________________________________________________________

Sunod-sunod na..next : Maria Cristina Falls


image

_________________________________________________________

Divine Mercy Shrine , El Salvador


image

sa sobrang hectic nang Itinerary namin ay sobrang napagod kami kaya nakapag decide na huwag nang dumaan kung saan kami dapat mag di-dinner. We went directly to the hotel and took a rest. When we woke up, Rose and I went out to buy our dinner and baon for the following day. To Camiguin (“,)

image

 recommended ni Sir Derrick (“,)

_________________________________________________________

Our Third day : Camiguin Island

image

ferry ride to Camiguin.

_________________________________________________________

image

First drop off - Mantigue Island . Yes , it’s white sand.Pinasok namin ang forest trail - At first I thought it was exciting but then again - kung i rate ko: oks lang…sabagay maliit na island lang talaga ang Mantigue…but nevertheless - we enjoyed walking on the forest trail and on the sea shore going back…(“,)

image

_________________________________________________________

Next: Katibawasan falls


image

Nice! - eto na ata yun biahe ko na sobrang dami kong nakitang magagandang lugar, magagandang falls…God is really great making this and made me see, and feel , and enjoy.

Thanks to You who’s up there ♥♥♥

_________________________________________________________

image

We went up to the old Volcano and stations of the Cross. ( the first time I was here, I was not able to go up that is why di ko talaga pinalagpas na mapanhik ito.)

image

image

The sunken Cemetery as seen from the old volcano and station of the cross

image

Mejo malapit na shot

image

up close na talaga.

_________________________________________________________

image

Sto Nino Cold Spring

Isa sa napakahirap sa akin ay ang maligo sa pool na merong lalim na 5.5 ft palalim pa..natataranta ako kapag di na ako nakatapak sa ilalim kahit pa sabihing marunong akong lumangoy..kaya itong kuha na to, nakatingkayad na ako talaga…hahahaha

Pagkatapos namin lumusong sa cold spring ay pinuntahan naman namin ang Ardent Hot Spring…

Nag-relax at talaga namang feel na feel namin ang relaxation na yun kundi nga lang napakadaming tao ay mas na-enjoy sana namin iyun…We stayed for 30-45 mins I guess tapos nun ay umuwi na kami para makapag pahinga.

_________________________________________________________

Kinabukasan As early as 5am ay pumalaot na kami para mapuntahan ang white Sand , medyo maulap na noon at noong nakaraang gabi ay umulan pa…akala ko ay di namin ma-eenjoy ang white sand island, pero mali - hindi masyadong masakit sa balat ang sinag nang araw..tama lang…swabe ika nga…ang mga boys ay nag enjoy mag snorkling habang kami at nag photo shoot hehehey

image

at dahil sa makulimlim, di nakuha nang simpleng camera ko ang magandang kulay nang lugar…naalala ko noong unang punta ko dito..tirik na tirik ang araw..ang ganda nang kulay sa picture (“,).

image

Mt. Hibok-Hibok at the back.

image

and then it’s time to say goodbye to Camiguin.


image

Thank you Dear God, for a wonderful trip.

// Pamski


galaera | Benguet | Feb 2013

ang unang gala sa taong 2013….

Last year pa namin na plano ang lahat…pero madaming mga pangyayare na inakala kong hindi na ito matutuloy, kahit na nga napaghandaan na…

PERO , natuloy pa din, kahit na nga hindi masyadong maganda ang panahon..sabi nga sa balita - merong bagyo sa dakong South…well sa bandang North naman kami pupunta pero Pray pa din kami na sana maging maaliwalas ang panahon…


BIAHE: maayos naman, dere-derecho, umaambon-ambon pero tumitila din..

Actually di naman namin nagala ang Baguio o ang Benguet - andito kami para isakatuparan ang isang Major Major CLIMB (“,)

Jump off

Ambuklao Dam

Ascending…

the kind of weather when we got there…

A Rainbow that made it so amazing..(“,)


galaera | Batangas | Dec. 2012

wala sa layo nang destinasyon ang isang magandang experience nang gala, kung hindi sa taong kasama mo sa gala…(“,)

bago matapos ang 2012 , nagkaroon ako nang chance na gumala kasama ang lalakeng sinabihan ko nang “i do” - 20 years ago (“,).

Destinasyon: Calaruega , Nasugbu Batangas.

Isang araw ito na napag desisyunan namin na gumala..ako,siya at ang baba namin, pero dahil siguro binata na si baba, di namin siya nahikayat sumama..nais lang naman sana naming mag bonding. Respeto. kung ayaw sumama, iwan.

Isang chance na din siguro yun para masolo namin ang isa’t- isa (ahehehe!)

image

Madalas kong naririnig ang “calaruega” , isang tahimik at napaka calming na lugar..isang lugar kung saan pwede kang mag muni-muni…o

mag usap o tumahimik katabi nang taong mahal mo, higit sa lahat ang pwedeng-pwede:makipag usap nang deretso sa KANYA…

kung titingnan mo ang larawan na to, masarap isipin na: magandang mag say “i do” dito. Dahil sa tahimik na lugar ito, sigurado ako bawat bigkasin mo ay tatagos sa puso mo…

sa bandang ibaba nang simbahan ay ito…

hanging bridge

a place that is close to nature , closer to GOD

a view of Mt. Batulao from a top of Calaruega.

Alam kong sandali lang at kokonteng oras na tayo ay magkasama..Wala namang halaga kung saan man tayo makarating basta magkasama…pero reality bites - ilang araw pagkatapos nito ay lilisan kang muli…at ako ay maghihintay na muli…

//pamski