Monday, May 31, 2010

what to do at the beach except swim

To beat the heat during summer, the faithful flock to the nearest beach and either scorch themselves under the sun even more or drench themselves in the ocean...

During my last beach adventure this summer, I was only able to swim during the last night of my trip! So as expected - no tan lines! haha

I filled my days doing other stuff...

Finding and fullfilling my Starbucks caffeine fix

Eating some Mexican food together with a margarita

Tasting Inihaw na Hotdog for the first time! (yah no kidding!)

Learning to drive a bugcar - thank gawd it's automatic!

Facing our fears and riding the ZIPLINE

and going up PARASAILING

and finally

relaxing by the beach with a morning stroll...

taking pictures of people enjoying the wild surf...

and lounging while having a henna tattoo

And after all has been said and DONE!

don't forget to give thanks for the wonderful blessings...

be grateful that you can always find the opportunity

to have a vacation


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Sunday, May 30, 2010

spontaneous trip = birthday celebration

The last time I had what I would call an itch to go out of town and travel was way back 2006, that was when I wanted to spend sembreak out of town - I ended up spending it in Cebu with Zheila (former officemate) -
to relive our adventure in Cebu click here: Cebu adventure with Zheila

But even before that, there have been summers that I spend out of the country with family - been to London, HK and Singapore during one of those many summers long ago - or out of town with friends - officemates for our usual company outing or with my college barkada, the last one being in Balay Indang

Maybe I'm just lucky that my birthday falls on a summer so I would almost always end up having beach outings or out-of-town trips...I remember having to go on trips every year on my birthday without fail haha... I participated in an outreach a few summers back in Batulao with the Sittizens and spent my birthday last year during our first office teambuilding, but still out of town...

I didn't get to go out much during my birthday anymore and not that often really

So how different will this birthday be?

So how did I spend it?

I spent it in the sandy white beach of Boracay!


*more details on my Boracay adventure in later posts*

you may view my lomo shots here:

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Jollibee on GLEE

I was pleasantly amused after watching GLEE last night!
and I bet most Pinoys are too!

(I choose Jollibee over news of people
allegedly spotting Belo & Hayden in the audience of DWTS!

blogger: Azrael

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

from airplanes to shooting stars

just 2 cute songs which are my recent fave songs
listen to the lyrics...they have some things in common

Originally done by B.O.B. featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore

Originally done by B.O.B. featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

i can't think of enough superlatives

Days after, I still can't get over the overwhelming experience of watching TEARS FOR FEARS live in Manila... FINALLY! After 40 years?! Ooops! Lumalabas ang edad! Mali pa ang pagcompute! haha

This is my 3rd concert this year - watched Paramore and Timbaland feat Justin Timberlake last March - and I have not experienced such ENTHUSIASM! If the crowd's cheer could have made the earth shake I wonder what magnitude that night would register! haha It nearly did do that to the Araneta as excited 80s babies (well not everyone are haha) danced and SANG to (almost) every song Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal dished out!

From their opening songs Mad World (operatic version) to my fave Everybody Wants to Rule the World they already had the 16,000 capacity crowd up on their feet! And I think I hardly sat back down as I waited for their other famous hits...Sowing the Seeds of Love...Pale Shelter...and a 2nd round of MAD WORLD - this time they sang their original faster version - and a few of their not so wildly applauded songs as they switched solo songs...but what really surprised me was when Ronald sang this familiar song - it took us minutes to identify that it was Billie Jean! Classic! If only I can grab a hold of his version... and lastly they sang Head Over Heels!

What was amazing was that Roland had to cover his ears and just let the whole crowd sing the last line: time flies! it was that loud! GAH! I wonder if they could even hear themselves sing! haha

Of course they were not done...even if they had to exit the stage... now i felt the venue shake! People were clamoring for more and even stomping their feet! No let out until they came back and sang Woman in Chains (their backup male vocalist did the female part huwow!)... and finally SHOUT! Let it all out indeed!!!

Do you think I need to rate this concert? Ha! I'm biased! and I remember that my throat hurt from all the shouting and my palms hurt too with all the clapping I I guess that's more than proof that I absolutely enjoyed this night! and let me just say this: IT WAS EXTREMELY AMAZING!!!

thanks to AK Ocol for the onstage photos above


Want to see proof of how enthusiastic the crowd was?
Watch this vlog made by my good friend direk mJ


to see more photos of the great labor day weekend
I had with these wonderful people
just click here