Saturday, December 31, 2016

WDTFH

What Does The Future Hold?
So Starbucks is asking me to set my goals for the year. Travel, exercise, learn, friends, play, adventure, experience, and family. I’d say, thanks Starbucks for giving me some kind of a guide for me to set my short term goals. I am just thankful you skipped the “career” category; otherwise I will probably descend into my “idkwhattodowithmylife” blues. Great, thanks self for bringing that up.
Anyway, there’s actually this “30 Turning 30 To Do List” that I am trying to come up with. Obviously it’s just going to be for the first quarter of 2017 and I am actually planning on accomplishing what’s on there as soon as I finish the silly list. And I will soon! I already have 29 things in there (but some might be taken off) and some stuff that’s shortlisted. I’m giving other people a chance to suggest a thing to do, so as soon as I make up my mind, I will make that list official. Please do not expect much. I wanted to make sure it stays realistic and something that I can accomplish within the next 4 months with my 40 hour/week job.
Going back to the Starbucks questionnaire, I think I will take this seriously. Like actually think what I want for 2017 and maybe will stick to it. Eyes on the prize.   
TRAVEL  - I promise to stay away from Cebu Pacific’s website especially when they are on sale! I do have a trip booked for the month of March. I also pitched a quick Baler (yes again, for me) trip with Boss by February. Other than those two, God help me, hope there wouldn’t be any other impulsive booking for 2017. Another local trip by 3rd quarter maybe, and I guess that should be it.
EXERCISE – How long have I wanted abs like mother Kayla (Itsines). Her program is only for 12 weeks, yet here I am writing about it instead of actually starting it (again for the nth time).  I don’t think I want to set any kind of goal about exercise. I don’t know. My main obstacle is my laziness. Instead of writing an exercise goal, I will find a "motivation to move" goal if that makes sense.
LEARN – One of the things listed in my 30T30TDL is to learn a song playing the guitar. I’ll try my best! Wish me luck. 
FRIENDS – I know I spend too much time with Team Gastritis compared to my other friends. It’s just that they are the most kaladkarin group of people I know right now. I really want to spend some quality time with my highschool barkada, but they can’t even say hi on Viber. So, I’ll just wait til they set something up, and try my best to be available. 
ADVENTURE – I know there are plenty of things to do that would constitute as an adventure, but most of them burn pockets. That March travel I mentioned is actually a Solo Trip. I will consider that as my adventure for 2017. As to the specifics of what I’ll do during that trip, I will (or will not) let you know.
PLAY – Seriously, what is this? Instrument? Sports? Have fun? Wow fun, came last. I’m sure I’ll write something down as soon as I figure out what Starbucks is looking for in this category.
EXPERIENCE – I am so open to anything that I will not limit my experience goal to the ones that’s on my 30T30TDL. This, I will focus on more. 
FAMILY – I want to spend more time with my niece and nephews. Yeah yeah, brothers and sisters too! As to having my own, not something I can tell would happen by 2017. 

There Starbucks. Goals --- I think they unfold as life happens. I am not going to put a boundary to what I should accomplish for 2017 with the things I have written here. So whether I should claim this will be my year or not, it’s still my life. Every year should be my damn year!
Bye 2016, you have been sufficiently costly.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

The “We did not surf in Baler” Post


I know right! Andun na kami tapos di pa nag-surf. In my defense, masunurin lang kami. The weather was bad and may warning daw yung munisipyo na bawal mag surf. Marami pa din sumuway, but we did not risk na lang.


So bago ang lahat, let’s talk about getting there.
We got our JoyBus tickets online: https://www.pinoytravel.com.ph/
This site is less popular pero I was able to book smoothly. They have credit card option which is processed via PayPal). Their Baler route departs from Genesis Cubao terminal.

We booked one night at budget lodge “Surfer Girls Lodge” and one night at the luxury resort, Costa Pacifca. I wish I came across Charlie Does Inn when I was searching for rooms! That hotel/motel was cutie! I can’t find prices online though. But I will definitely call them when I plan a trip back to Baler. It gave me “Flotsam Jetsam of La Union” feels.




Due to the inclement weather, we were not able to see some of the other attractions in Aurora. We wanted to see the Mother Falls and the Discalarin Cove but it was not possible because of the bad weather.
I would say tricycle is the most common mode of transportation within Baler. Medyo mahal lang coz it’s usually around P12 – P15 per person, depende kung saan kayo pupunta. Sana ma-regulate ito ng city. Sayang kasi, I feel like we were robbed. Like that time we
My friend has a friend whose boyfriend lives in Baler. Si friend’s bf and his cousin ang nag-tour samin. We chipped in for the gas na lang.

What we did/see during our “unfortunately cut short” trip:

Baler Signage
Museo de Baler
Donya Aurora Aragon-Quezon House
Baler Catholic Church (just the façade/door, really)
Baler Hanging Bridge
Quick photo op at Diguisit Beach and Rock Formations
Ermita Hill and Tromba Marina Sculpture
Had Barbecue at Dipaculao
Saw and entered the Millennium Tree (Balete tree)
Jump off to the Mother Falls
Shopping at Baler Pasalubong Center
Samboy’s soon to be resort
Swimming at Costa Pacifica
Played Cards Against Humanity at Charlie Does Inn



Hanging Bridge
Dungaw sa bintana at Donya Aurora Aragon-Quezon's House

Expenses:
JoyBus Deluxe Ticket – P730
Surfer Girls Lodge – P2000 (aircon room for 3 pax)
Costa Pacifica – P6500 per night
JoyBus Semi-deluxe Ticket – P645 (wait I have to confirm if this is correct)

Eating in Baler

Oooh we all love to discover good eats when travelling don’t we. But unfortunately I have mixed/bipolar review here. Either I really enjoyed, or I was super disappointed.

Mobile Lugaw “Stall” at Labasin St.
Buffet at Chef Gerry's Picnic Bay
Barbecue at Dipaculao
Dialyn’s Bakeshop
Paddle Out Grill
Charlie Does






Wait, parang di pala kami masyado kumain! Bakit ganon? Anyway I will tell you a very sad story.
Di kami nakapag buffet sa Costa Pacifica! I know right!! So sad. Hindi kasi kami naka kuha agad ng ticket pabalik, nung bumalik kami sa Genesis Terminal, ubos na yung mga good slots na deluxe. So we took the 4:30 am trip na lang. That’s why I said our trip was cut short.
We could’ve extended if we wanted to, but Master talked us out of it, sort of. Kesho Monday would be very ma-trapik na. Costa Pacifica packed us breakfast na lang. Rice + Longganisa and eggs and fresh fruits slices. Haayy so sad. Buffet.
ps. now planning a trip to Baler in February! Sana maayos ang weather by then.
pps. next time na yung ibang pictures




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Friday, November 04, 2016

National Museum of Singapore

Late post obviously and I am afraid that this would most likely be just photodump post. But I'll try my best.
Nagustuhan ko talaga ang mga napili kong isama sa itinerary namin sa SG. And I must say na-impress talaga ako sa National Museum of Singapore.
The well-preserved structure and its pristine white walls would not make you think that this is the oldest museum in the country.
NSM mostly shows history of Singapore. It is presented in a way na makikita mo yung progress ng country.
Aside from that, meron din silang mga "temporary" exhibits. When we went there, it was "Celebrating Radio: Sounds from the Past". It was like listening to a "podcast from the past" ;p
I was really impressed with NSM.I just wished the battery to my camera didnt die on me.

 
hindi parepareho ng "era" pero ayan collage na lang kasi I'm so lazy



I'm pointing to the button that allows me to select a particular recording which was aired in the past


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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Bulacan Food Trip: Cozy Coffee + Waffles and Surf Burger

Sa sobrang late post nito, di ko ma-tandaan details! I'll try my best.

Cozy Coffee + Waffles


Yunmy Lasagna! As in! 

Signature Waffle




Surf Burger!

Support local business!

I dont know whats on top of the fries and onion rings platter, it's yum but can get a little umay 

Exposed brick wall, also they are located in Baliuag, Bulacan


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

We went bowling and it was supposed to be fun but I lost so..


First time na nanalo sya sa kahit anong games/competition namin (legit - minsan nandurugas sya)! I cannot believe it. Dinasalan nya ata yung mga bowling balls and pins! Oh well.

Patok pala bowling dito sa Alabang. Ang daming naglalaro; some came in groups, yung iba couple, and may mga mag isa lang din. Some of the players also look like regulars. Meron pa sila nung arm support thing-y.

Here are the rates. Take note, 2 ang Astrobowl sa Starmall Alabang! Both marami tao nung nagpunta kami.




Ako yang naka strike, kaso talo pa din :(

Napadaan kami sa Southmall few days after we went bowling sa Starmall Alabang. Mahal ng onti sa SM.



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Saturday, August 27, 2016

082716sat Random Blah Blah and Photo Dump

Yung andami nang tambak na picture tapos di pa din ma upload upload!
Skip ko muna Singapore trip tutal di ko din naman ma-organize.

So magdadaldal muna ako dito, thinking out loud, thought vomit etc. Okay I'll start.

I gained 5.5 kgs from last year's APE. Nahihirapan ako 'coz some jeans and trousers don't fit anymore!

Okay moving on.
I loovveeeeeeee this Ever Bilena Lipstick na nabili ko sa Savemore - Matte - Toast of New York. Naggrocery kami ni mommy bago yung SG trip namin ni boss, and I thought I want a new lippie (wow lippie kala mo soshal na brand haha). And feeling ko jackpot sya coz it's matte pero hindi nagddry lips ko. And it's only (insert correct price here) pesos! As usual di ko na naman matandaan presho. I wanna say P134, or P164 - ayan basta less than P200! What a steal right. IMO it's the perfect shade between red and brown.


The brown lipstick shade of the 90s is back. The 90s, greatest decade evurrr, is definitely back.  Just notice how all the fashion statements from that decade is trending right now. We are all borrowing outfits from Rachel Green's closet:
Plain White Sneakers
Cropped top
Mom Jeans
Denim Overalls
I'd say give it another 5 years then we'll all wear what she wore Season 5 onwards.


 


Photo dump!!

Yummeh gelato ~ Blueberry Cheesecake and Mango something

Molino. View from the hospital. Na-admit si boss and nagpa-appendectomy.

Fashionology. Coffee with #TeamGastritis coz bawal tumawa si boss

July Birthday Artes

AlDub Icecream. Yum! Avocado Macchiato

Quinn's 1st Birthday was royal!! Good job with all the DIY mommy Reiko

Pokémon Go! 

Ugh, finally may Pikachu na ko! That electrobunny nag hatch sa 2 km egg! But of course my favorite monster is Psyduck. There was a time na super gusto ko magka Psyduck na plush toy. Ang cute nya kasi, parang gusto ko lang sya i-hug! Di pa ata masyado uso online shopping non and I didn't know where to get it. 






Songs on repeat:
Everything Changes ~ Staind
'Til You ~ Alanis Morissette
Sleeps With Butterflies ~ Tori Amos
I Only See You ~ Benton Paul
True Love Waits ~ Radiohead
Edge of Desire ~ John Mayer

Wow I have got to listen to newer songs! meh..


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Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Farm Organics








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