Thursday, August 30, 2007

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007


August 18-20, 2007. At long last, I've been to Cebu - it took me a good 30 years to finally set foot. What a shame! I didn't even think I would make it. Imagine the stress I went through the night before our departure from Manila because of the typhoon...there was a big flood and I prayed so hard that it would subside or else I'm gonna have to swim! Thank God, I made it! I'm so glad our flight was at 12:30 because the flood subsided at 10am...and yeah okay, I woke up at 9:30 albeit the twins' constant wake-up calls from eight until nine in the morning because we were supposed to have breakfast. Sorry Lex, you lost your bet... I wanted them to try the delicious congee at PAL's Mabuhay Lounge but since I came later than expected and because we had to share a table with other passengers, each of us had to content ourselves with one small serving. Haha! Next time we know what to do!

It was an hour-long flight from Manila. My twin friends and I rented a car from the airport to our hotel (Waterfront). Thanks to the driver, Manong Ramon for suggesting that he can tour us to Cebu for an eight-hour rate of P1,500.

Day 1: After checking-in at the hotel, we went to the nearest mall, Ayala Mall to buy some stuff and to have lunch. We had lunch at Bigby's. Just imagine the look on our faces when we saw the prices at the menu. I just HAD to order racka bye baby (baby back ribs) because I think there's nowhere in Manila that I can have it for P100+ and it is HUGE! Please stop wondering how I finished it all by myself - absolutely no doubt about it. We went to the grocery afterwards. I love grocery-shopping in Cebu because there I found imported items that are not sold here. We had dinner at the hotel's Port Seafood Restaurant. It was a buffet and we had a feast. The bam-i and baked oysters were delicious. I think we had three plateful of baked oysters. We were quiet the whole time we were eating because there were "NK" beside our table. Annoying! I really took a picture of them but the lighting inside the resto was dim. I didn't capture them the way I wish I would have. As you can see from the photo on the left, the price is unbelievable! I wish lunch buffets in Manila are just as low-priced but that's wishful thinking. We were all so full after eating I wonder why we managed to smile and took a shot at this photo right here. We had to walk really slooooowly to go back to our room. I'm so sorry Bexie but I just have to post this:
Day 2: The three of us woke up with smiles from our faces. The picture above says it all. At 8am, we were having buffet breakfast at Uno. It has a wide selection of food. I wish they offered french toasts though. By 9am, Mang Ramon was already waiting for us just outside the lobby. Our first stop was at the Philippine Taoist Temple. Then we went to Fort San Pedro but once inside we found out that the museum is closed since it's a Sunday. Darn the receptionist for collecting entrance fees from us! Our trip would not be complete without having our pictures taken at the famous Magellan's Cross. At the back of the historical Cross is Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino (also called Basilica del Sto. Nino). I wanted to buy miniature Sto. Ninos for pasalubong but couldn't find any in the vicinity. We went inside the church but it was too crowded (it was a Sunday) and we were all perspiring and exhausted and hungry already. We left and Mang Ramon brought us to Lapu-Lapu Shrine. We went down the car and asked one another, "What the hell are we gonna do here?" . To cut the long story short, we had our pictures taken beside Lapu-Lapu. Is that his full name? I tried Googling it but I can't find the answer. At past 12 noon, we were all ecstatic because --- it's lunchtime! And where else is the best place to dine but in Shangri-La Mactan's buffet restaurant, Tides. Before eating, we freshened up first and strolled along Shang Mactan's beach. It is paradise! Next time I go to Cebu, I want to stay at Shang and have the must-try experience at the CHI Spa. By 1pm, we headed to Tides and had the time of our lives. The buffet costs P1,050++ per person. I love everything I ate there. If I hadn't been full already, I would have tried the noodles at the noodle station. Mang Ramon brought us to Hilton Hotel afterwards but you see, if you just came from Shangri-La, there's no turning back. Hilton Cebu is the pinkest hotel/resort I have ever seen. It didn't take half an hour and we left. We spent the rest of the afternoon buying foodstuff for pasalubong: otap, dried pusit and danggit. It was a tiring yet productive day.

Day 3: This is our last day in Cebu. We woke up later than the day before and spent the morning at the hotel. While having breakfast, we saw Freddie Roach eating and then I heard from the next table that Manny Pacquiao checked-in last night in our hotel. Before going to the airport, we dropped by CnT to pick up the lechon we ordered. We had lunch at the airport. There's Bo's Coffee there, too so we had coffee before boarding. Even the coffee in Cebu is cheaper. Good thing we checked in early and asked pangga to reserve seats for us. We had good seats.

We arrived in Manila late in the afternoon. When I got home, I immediately ate the lechon. It is the yummiest lechon I have ever tasted. It's so flavorful even without the sauce. I wish I had brought in more.
The trip was fun, fun, fun. Thanks to all the people who made everything possible. I love Cebu and I'll surely come back!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Water drinking problem, solved!

They say that a person must drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water a day. I am guilty as charged. It has been a problem for me for ages. I feel like drowning everytime I force myself to drink pure water. It's that bad. Until today. I found the solution. This:Really. Lemon water. Since I started drinking this, drinking (water) became exciting to me. What's more, I googled lemon water, and found out that lemon water aids in weight loss! Wow! Haha. That I still have to find out for myself.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Typhoon Egay

Deda woke me up early this morning to get my ass moving to go to work. Thanks to her I arrived early in the office. It was raining on my way to work but I didn't know there is a typhoon until my boss told me so.
After a while, Joy called me up and told me that their area is in flood...for the first time! Then I took a peek at the window and saw this:
This is Ayala Avenue at around 10:15am. My "sunshiney" boss told me I can leave if I want to because the rain is not going down but I'd rather stay. Hmmm...I'm craving for all kinds of food right now I'm going crazy haha - the effect of typhoon on me!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

I loathe people who are...

I am a very fun-loving person but there are people or at least some traits in them that I really really hate. In no particular order:
  1. People who TALK and PREACH like they are holier-than-thou but are just as bad as everyone is. These people talk like they are the only children of God, how good they are and how wicked other people are. They are quick to judge other people but are privy to their own boo-boos.
  2. Ass Kissers. They suck. Period.
  3. Envious people. You will know who these people are on times when everything works well for you. They just cannot accept the fact that in this world, either other people just get what they deserve or they are simply lucky. They are those who cannot be happy for other people. Whatever you have, they must have, too...soon. Such pathetic losers.
  4. Free loaders. Ack!
  5. Copycats. Hah! There is a limit to the saying, "Imitation is the best form of flattery" - it's a case to case basis.
  6. Arrogant people. This is where you distinguish the "old rich" from the "novo rich".
  7. Slave drivers. Don't we all just hate them?
  8. Power Freaks. The fly on the back of a water buffalo thinks that it's taller than the buffalo.
  9. Selfish people. They are the ones who do not have any consideration for other people's welfare. They only think of themselves and what's good for them. They are only kind to you when they need you.
  10. People who SAY everything they know and if you didn't say it first, then you must not know it and they are teaching you something!!! Stop it. Just stop.

There. I said it. I wish this would make me feel better. Haha.

I am not perfect. I know that. There are times when I become a bitch myself and I pray that I don't cause too much annoyance and discomfort to the people around me. I wish others are just as sensitive...

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Typhoon, flood and a lazy day at home...

On my way home last night, our driver told me that there is a typhoon. I really had no clue. There was a little traffic but it was fine. I'd choose traffic than soaking my feet in dirty waters from the flood. But the inevitable happened. We got home in no time and there was a lot of water in the gate already. Thanks to Bexie for lending me her Havaianas. I promise to keep one pair in the office for emergencies like this.

When I woke up this morning, I looked out the window and there was flood everywhere! There is no way I am going to hurl myself into the floods. Besides, there was nothing that important for me to do in the office so I didn't go to work. I started sending messages to friends and officemates and then I went back to sleep.

I woke up just before lunchtime. Today's my cousin Jaja's birthday so we had the usual pancit, fried chicken, lechon kawali and 3 kinds of cake given by her friends. I did nothing all day but eat, read and stay online. When the rain started pouring again late in the afternoon, I wanted to sleep but I was so tempted to have coffee and so I did and curled up in bed again while reading a book. Yes D, I AM reading. Hahaha.

Monday, August 06, 2007

These made my day...

Monday morning. I arrived in the office at 8:30am and found this on my table: This is the pair that's on sale that I ordered from LoveShoe last Friday. Apparently, it arrived the next day. I tried it on as soon as I opened the box. It's a little big but I can make do with it and the fact is I love it and it felt so comfy. I opened her site again and found out that she will no longer be selling. That's just so sad. Still, I'm happy I got a pair from her.
After a couple of hours, the delivery guy came with my O magazine. I thought I won't be receiving this anymore since I didn't get my July issue. Thank God, it arrived. I can't wait to read it.

And then, as I was browsing thru Flickr, I saw really beautiful photos that were uploaded and I found out that they are LOMO photos. Here are some of the ones I marked as favorite. I hope they don't mind that I posted them here:

Yes, it is lomography. It started being a hype in the '90s and still has a lot of following to this day. I remember seeing lomo shots before but I never took it to the next level. But now, I think I want to give it a try. Now I regret not taking my Photography class seriously.

After work, I had dinner with Joy at Avenetto and had these:

And Sumiyaki coffee afterwards at UCC Park Cafe:

I wish all Mondays are like this.

Friday, August 03, 2007

The more you give, the more you will receive.

Honestly speaking, giving makes me feel a lot better than receiving. It is not too often that I give away stuffs but expect that when I give something, it is from the bottom of my heart. And in those seldom occasions that I do, I always get something really amazing in return. It just comes back tenfold it's so magical and humbling!

Just recently, I gave away a bunch of *slightly* used and unused clothes and vitamins to someone in our building and unexpectedly, I got these in return:
These are plane tickets to Cebu which were given by my boss - one for me and for my twin friends. What's more, we have free accommodation at Waterfront Hotel and Casino during our 3-day stay!
The Nokia E61i is a gift, as posted earlier.

A few days ago, Tita Jovy's balikbayan friend (Tita Lisa) gave me a Coach bag as pasalubong.

So it always pays to give - although that should not be the reason for doing it. It’s the law of reciprocity – what comes around goes around but not necessarily from the same people who you gave to. Always give more than you receive to receive more than you give. Recognize the cycle of the universe that says that in order to make room for more, we have to let go of some of what we have.
Give it a try.

Michael Jackson's Dance Video

I'd love to share with you a video of his killer dance moves!