Si Mamu

 Birthday ni Mimi nun Feb 22 so Ruthie and I celebrated her birthday in their house. Andun daw si Mamu (nanay ni Mimi), we haven’t seen her for years so I decided to buy her a shawl/scarf as a nice-to-see-you-again gift and she liked it very much. Ang taas ng energy ni MAMU!!! Na speechless kami ni Ruthie. Nakakaloka. She just didn’t age a bit. Same quirky, loud and hippy mom. I want to be like you when I grow up, Mamu!

Hinde pala alam ni Mamu na pumanaw na si Sec. Angelo Reyes. When one of Mimi’s officemates told her that he committed suicide, she was soo shocked and said:

“Ay sayang. Magaling pa naman mag make up yun tsaka mag-gupit ng buhok…”

LMAO!!! Si gandang Ricky Reyes ang iniisip ni Mamu.

PS. Happy birthday Mimi! I love you! Salamat sa 14 years nating pinag-samahan. I trulywish you all the happiness and succes.

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Where To Go On Your Next Team Building

Planning your next team building activity? Try Caliraya Re-Creation Center and Resort!

Caliraya Re-Creation Center,
Barangay Lewin, Lumban, Laguna
Tel Nos: +63 2 638 0515, +63 2 637 7027
http://www.caliraya.net

It’s just two and a half hour drive from Manila, of course, depende sa traffic but more or less it’s 2.5.


Upon arrival, there’s a quickie boat ride from the shore of the man-made Caliraya Lake.


We rented 2 lakeside duplexes (good for 12-15 person each). For Hotel /Duplex Room (I think 1500/head)

Inclusions:
1. Entrance fee.
2. Full board buffet style meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
3. Free flowing coffee & hot tea during meal time.
4. Overnight accommodation (aircon room with cable TV).
5. Free use of swimming pool, slip n slide, earthball, monster basketball and obstacle course.
6. Free use of slide pinoy & hanging bridge.
7. Ferry boat ride to and from the resort (24 hours service)
8. Jeepney transfer inside the resort


The 7.6 hectares of trees of green, skies of blue and clouds of white is the perfect place to have bonding moments with you friends (and family).

PICTURE OVERLOAD. AS IN.

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Jump for Joy at El Nido Palawan

I feel sooo guilty….while most of you were all panicking and worried due to bad weather caused by the low pressure area, I was out here……..jumping for joy.

my best jump shot so far 🙂

*todo effort yan, i felt like breaking my vertebrae haha*

Sorry sorry! Parang wala akong karapatang mag-enjoy di ba.

Anyway, in case you’re asking, this was taken at some island in EL Nido, grabe this place is heavenly! A must-see spot for all the tourists. Worth your every penny!

More chicka when I return for good. Hoping everyone will be safe..as LUPIT roars toward Pilapens.

picture perfect by bestfriend

 

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99 Days To Go

…and it’s Christmas already!

Love the holidays at home. We make sure we celebrate this special season the best way we can, with lots of food, holiday gifts, dancing and laughter. The video above was taken last year over at Madam’s garage. It was a memorable night. Adeng won the stunner of the night  award for obvious reason – she was the only one wearing an elegant night gown and it was backless. Rowie came in 2nd with his japorms. We also had raffle prizes like Barbie DVD collection from Quiapo haha, century tuna and other groceries courtesy of our dear Madam. It was really really fun. Can’t wait for this year’s celebration. I hope to parteey with you guys soon! This is very early for a Christmas greetings but I wish you and your loved ones will have a very happy Christmas this year.

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The Abyss Experience

 The Abyss Turbo Drop – Ocean Park’s ultimate thrill ride!

A vertical free fall from 20 floors above ground level.

Getting ready na

all excited

and a bit nervous

Weeeeeeeeeeh!

1..2..3..

Waaaaaahhhh!!! @#$%^&*(!!!)(*^%$#!

I almost died lol

buti na lang hinde ako nag back out, it was indeed a fun ride

The thrill, rush and bounce will keep you coming back! Visit Ocean Park HK and experience one of a kind adrenaline boost.

see what it feels like to ride the Abyss, watch this vid:

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photo credits to ate karen and ruthie

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Welcome To The Pilapins, Chuva and Diwa!!!

Oye! Another EB event mga tsong and tsang. Halos buwan-buwan may ka-EB yata ang lola nyo haha. Kakatuwa to finally see their faces. Ampuputi nila haha. Anyway, I met most of these bloggers online through Reynz, almost 2 years ago. I didn’t expect to meet such beautiful souls in real life haha 

Si Ditseeee of chuvachienes.com, ang nag-iisang NEGASTAR!!! Kaasar, ang flawless nya, iba talaga ang kutis pag galing Jameirica, mala-sutla.

si Diwa na uber prettyness ang face, camera shy ang bruha

ang cute na cute na si Kotsengkuba, ang ever reliable tech support ng Barrio Siete

Amorfancis dot com and son, mga 3x ko na din na-meet itong si Amor, super nice ever! 

si Heyokity dot Com na pang supermodel ang katawan, naging super close ko na din ang gurl na itey, madalas kaming mag-EB ng 2 lang kami haha thank you ‘daaay mwah. inggit ako..i want that SLR too

All Crab Boodle from Seafood Island

Leftovers, kung andito si Reynz, pihadong ipapa-take out nya to for his boylets hahaha

walang humpay na kwentuhan and tawanan

Chuva and KK

Finally, The Chuva and Chuvachuchu Tandem LOLSSS

cheap lang kami kaya dito kami sa McCafe nag kwentuhan over a cup of coffee

Ang mga relief goods from Jameirica!

Dyaraaan!!! 2 tshirts and 2 blouse, hmmm amoy imported, aylabeeet! Thank you!

nakngtokwaaa hinde tinanggal yun tag haha, hoyy baka singilin nyo pa ko ha!!

at 2 chipipay na chocolates!! Hoy hinde man lang CADBURY!!!! HAHAHHA. Mukhang sa 711 nyo lang to binili ah hahahah. Chos.

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To Chuva and Diwa, super duper thank you ever for the friendship, pati na din sa relief goods haha at sa dinner and coffee. I love them. Mwaaah mwaah, I hope you enjoyed your vacation. I wish you both a safe travel back to America. Pwede ba akong magpabitbit ng package? HAHAHA

See yah!

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Welcome To My Barrio Siete

I’M BACK!!!!

Please come in and please sit down. I know you have all been waiting for this post haha charing lang. I’ve been a bit busy catching up on work and chismax. Anyway, this has long been overdue kaya eto na, let me bring you to my own barrio siete so you can experience one of a kind barriotic culture. Reydi na? Ok go!


My barrio is in a far far away island in the Easter Visayas region.


TO go there, you need to ride all types of public transpo available – from bus to bapor to banca to jeep to tricycle. The long journey to my barrio siete will end with this habal habal ride…


…traversing the long and winding Talahib Hi-way


Infairness ha, may mga magandang road din naman


Dito sa barrio, there’s plenty of bahay kubo (read: Poverty)


Pero laging may habag ang Diyos


..ang biyaya nya ay hinde nagwawakas. Naks. Biniyayaan nya kami ng plenty of puno ng nyog para gawing copra haha


and plenty of seafoods

and overflowing with the bounty of harvest time.

Maganda sa barrio.

…feel na feel kong ako si Ploning nun umuwi ako eh haha


…yung laging malayo ang tingin


…wala namang tinatanaw lol

KABUHAYAN SA BARRIO


Pagkuha ng tuba o lambanog, galing sya sa dagta ng puno ng niyog.


panigingisda…


at sabong haha

THE BARRIOTIC LIFESTYLE


eto ang usual gimikan


eto naman ang palaruan…


at ang water system.


at ang typical na cocina.

LEISURE AND ACTIVITIES


mag beach bumming

 


mag-picnic


mag-stroll sa baybay


at matulog sa ilalim ng puno

ANG PATRON


Patron (fiesta) is the most celebrated event each year.


Young and old gather together in the plaza for the SARAYAW.


sarayaw san kadam-an (cha-cha to the tune of GIKIMUT-KIMOT)


and watch the annual ms. barangay beauty pagent


Life in the barrio is soo hirap pero masaya lagi ang mga tao dito.

I hope you enjoy our quick trip to the barrio, kung gusto nyo sumama next year, let me know and I’ll think about it haha

WAIT!!! If you want to experience more of the barrio siete lifestyle, check out this newest site spearheaded by the Reyna Elena and her entourage. Come and social climb with the constantino, barangay tanods and the pompom girls. Enjoy!

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Off To The Bukid

Yippee!! I’ll be on a long vacay starting tomorrow.

 

I’m going back to the barrio to plant rice, camote and lubi hahaha.

 

and to feed our alagang cow

 

kambing…

 

and monkey! Charing lang!

 

Magbibilad kami ng copra

 

 

rarampa sa fiesta.

 

maglalaba sa poso

 

mamimitas ng mangga

 

at magsisibak ng pang gatong!!!!

 

If you have some concerns, you can reach me…after 2 weeks hehehe. Thanks for visiting and come back soon, I’ll blog more about myself when I get back hahaha.

*all pictures taken last April 25 at Balayan, Batangas (Hacienda Dellamas)

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Embrace by Marry Me Amy

This has got to be my favorite Marry Me Amy’s song. Vocals, arrangement and everything else done by my uber talented friend aimzster – she can play piano, guitar, drums etc. Check out their soundclick profile here, listen to them and fall in love with their songs. Enjoy!

it’s warm but i will
it’s cold and i still
i’d rather call it that way
i know sometimes we’re not the same but

you smile and i like it
you laugh and i get high
this room that only you have surfaced
nothing can get closer than this

embrace
i know you’re gonna call it your way

how can i be afraid
when the world starts to shake
how can i not want to be near you
(it’s too late)

you say things and i doubt
but you make them true i’m proud
we’re fixed and we’ll always own this place
nothing can get closer than this

embrace
i know you’re gonna call it your way…

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Bonggang Bonggang Birthday Bash

Sorry for the late post. Been really busy. Here are the things that kept me for a while. Enjoy!

Super shocked talaga me when my bestfriend surprised me with a bday cake last april 24, 5AM

Yes, that early! I was actually taking a nap at that time, and then all of a sudden, somebody awaken my then sleeping beauty with a happy bday song and you know what they say diba…”magbiro ka na sa lasing waga lang sa natutulog”…so i was kinda annoyed at her, besides, i don’t want my colleagues to know that it was my bday, because you know…my officemates are like PGs hahahha. so there nga, i didn’t make her pansin and continue on with my sleep but she was singing sooo loud talaga i swear, and then someone shouted..”hoy!! may cake ka!!!” and when i opened my eyes….there it was nga!!! in my front was a goldilocks cake with candles and everything.

you see my hair noh, it’s sooo gulo anyway it’s always like that naman hahah and my eyes looked tired and sleepy whcih is oh so naturelle for me ahaha. but thanks ruthie for the effort. love it! yah know, i didn’t have many birthday cakes when i was growing up. In fact, I had my first cake when I was 18yo…..18 layers din sya charing! Seriously, there are no goldilocks in the barrio noh, we only had Ensaymada and Pandecoco, kaya super na-appreciate ko sya,  i am super duper touched by an angel of the waters. Alam ko medyo mahal ‘to, map-pressure tuloy akong higitan ang cake na bibilin ko for you on August 19 hahaha.

Later that afternoon, some of my friends and I went naman to Banapple along Katipunan

aila, moi, toni, sally, ruthie and sherliez with special participation of japoxx (not included in the pic)

to feast on my new favorite banoffee pie – the best banoffee pie in the world!

a desert made from banana, cream and dulce de leche.

then last week din, i went out to treat Pusa in some resto in Eastwood


to eat this humongous pancake


here’s pusa and me, enjoying our walk at eastwood. this place talaga has improved a lot. i remember….


this was once a huge parking lot..now, it’s a nice tambayan for lovers haha


it’s so bongga na talaga…and colorful too!

Wait!!! There’s MORE!!!

and lastly, i spent a dinner date with my cousins over at eastwood. these are the people i grew up with and i am super close to them talaga. grabe talaga how time flies, dati rati, sabay-sabay pa kami kung maligo nyan at mag swimming sa flanganaaa!!!

 

mas fave ko un crab boodle

to eat this bopis…


and this onion rings


and this tocino!

alia, adeng, marniboi, moi and mitchie

it was a week long gastos celebration for me…ansakit sa bulsa!!!! waaaah how am I gonna get those money back!!! Seriously, grabeng expensive na pala ngayon nga friendship noh hahaha But you know, this is my way of giving back to them what they have given me for the past years – friendship, trust, loyalty, lotsa lovin, laughters and fun – and that can never be converted to cash!!! Super thank you ever for taking out the time to be with me on my special day.

i still owe my superfriends a treat *pramis, pag uwi  ko na ha*

PS, thanks to everyone who sent their messages here and on FB, email and F. Andaming greetings ang na receive ko pero isa lang ang nag regaloooo!!!! HAHAHAH ano ba naman yan!!! mayaman ako sa mahihirap kuripot na kaibigan haha charing! You know i love you all…but with gifts, i love you more!

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