HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!

Went to the bookstore earlier today to find a birthday card for my mom. I was off somewhere again and won't be spending this day with her and the rest of the family. Maybe a (belated) card delivered thru courier would make me feel less guilty. But I couldn't find one I liked. I wasn't... Continue Reading →

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OF SUNSETS AND MISSED SHOTS

As I was driving home from work today, the western horizon was slowly turning into graduated shades of orange and gold, the sun was hovering just a little above the horizon when I caught a glimpse of sakadas on top of a ten-wheeler truck, loading it with sugarcane, cleaning each stem to minimize trash, and... Continue Reading →

BACOLOD: MASSKARA FESTIVAL

It's that time of the year again when Bacolod plays host to first time travelers and returning visitors who flock to the city to watch smiling masked dancers in flamboyant and colorful costumes dance to upbeat music in the streets.  It's also that time of the year when the traffic gets really crazy (by Bacolod standard... Continue Reading →

VIDEO: THE PRAYER

Found the link of this music video of Children's Choir of Loboc in several social networking sites when I opened my desktop this morning.  It's hard not to be moved and touched.  Despite the devastation that these children have experienced in Bohol, yet they sing with so much hope... maybe praying for a miracle.  Christmas... Continue Reading →

BAGUIO: CAFE SABEL

Touring BenCab will not be complete without visiting Cafe Sabel at the lower ground level of the building.  The cafe overlooks the forest and the duck pond.     After touring the different galleries, we sampled some of the food in the cafe's menu.  We ordered some beef in beer sauce, chicken fabada, sinangan na mountain rice... Continue Reading →

BAGUIO: DAY 1

9:00 a.m.  I was either too lazy or too sleepy to heat some water for my bath.  The water was freezing cold! I was wide awake after my morning bath.  We still had a half-filled bottle of mineral water, Quaker oatmeal cookies and an unopened tube of  potato chips.  Bawi na lang sa lunch it's... Continue Reading →

BAGUIO: POST BAR

Sands sent me a message saying we can go up to Baguio Monday night.  Originally, we planned to do a side trip to Dagupan... but change of plans, we'll just head straight to Baguio daw.  We didn't have any ticket reservation so we decided to head to Victory Liner in Cubao early.  We're at the... Continue Reading →

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