Tuesday, December 30, 2008

anj+rey wedding

cervantes, ilocos sur

first wedding sa 4~na~sikat! =)
the nyt prior the wedding day..sayawan galore...
wah! kakaloka ang sayawan magdamag...
its a good experience though.. hehehehe

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


day 3 - dec 1, 2k8

kiltepan peak
rock-inn orange picking
bomod-ok big falls

Saturday, December 6, 2008

mtics2k2 xmas party 2008

05dec2k8 @ music21

1G and 1H Computer Engg Tech batch 2002 - SOLID!!

bhodzki - thanks for financial support! =) kahit wala k dito sa pinas naaalala mo p rin kami.. ahuhuhu nakakaiyak.. mis yah! ingats kaw jan sa kiwi

sa lahat ng umatend - rock on! thanks for making this happen =) \m/

sa mga hindi nkaatend - sana next time paramdam n kyo!

sa mga walang pananaw - ok lang! hehehehe

sa mga MTICS OFWs - pag uwi nyo reunion ulit!! =)

lulu - thanks sa pics mo sa friendster nigrab ko.. hehehehe

Friday, December 5, 2008

Feel the earth – The SAGADA adventure

Spelunking at SAGADA was an experience I never tho
ught I would enjoy. It was a different venture that pushed my feet to its limits, so to speak. Kumapal ang mga talampakan ko! But oh dear, it was really really fun kahit super nakakapagod. Its all worth it!

We started at LUMIANG BURIAL
CAVE around 1500H and got out of SUMAGUING CAVE around 1930H. Mejo traffic when we got to sumaguing, daming tourists eh. If not with the best guides of SAGGAS, we won’t get through it all unharmed. Hehehehe Thanks to our shy but superb and patient guide LESTER TAO-EY and his apprentice MANONG DANIEL aka BOY (I hope I got his name right) for keeping us safe and securing our cameras. They also lend us their legs, shoulders and arms as our ladder whenever we encounter difficulty through the hurdles of the cave.

BTW, Lester just turned 22yo last dec 2, the day we left sagada. We called him MANONG or KUYA only to find out that he is so much younger than us! wah!!! He started his career when he was 16 and he is knowledgeable about sagada's history. Every single detail, name, date and event, you bet, he knows it. Highly recommended!! Galing mag take ng pictures!! sabi nga ni Manong Boy "SMELL" ehehehe.. if you want to contact him, nasa contacts ko sha dito sa multiply slash friendster account. or better visit their group site


Hay, kahit all I got was a win
d-burned face and throbbing soles, I’ll definitely go back here. I enjoyed the food (especially @ MASFERRE’S and BANA’S CAFÉ). I love the people kasi rosey cheeks sila hehehe. I like their skin, walang pimples!!! wah inggit ako

Sabi nga ni Manong Boy, “Are you okay? This is what you call FEEL THE EARTH!! Feeling the earth, you feel the hurt after…masakit na katawan a
t paa mo!” Panalo ka Manong!!! Very Clever huh! hehehe

DAY 1 – Nov 29 – Lumiang Burial – Sumaguing cave connection

DAY 2 – Nov 30 – St. Mary’s Anglican Church


Sight Seeing @ Echo Valley / Rock climbing / Hanging Coffins,


Underground river, Bokong Small Falls

DAY 3 – Dec 1 – Kiltepan Peak,

Rock-Inn Orange Picking,

Bomod-ok Big Falls

mtics2k2 xmas party

Start:     Dec 5, '08 7:00p
hi classmates! c u at music21

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

spelunking - SAGADA 1/3

day 1 - nov 29

lumiang burial cave - sumaguing cave connection...

panalo!! =)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

can’t believe that I’m the fool again…if I let you go…

I can’t believe that until now, I am still a massive fan of the greatest boyband I ever knew. They may be too bland to any other boyband fanatics out there, but for me, this 3/5 blond guys are irreplaceable. Making hot chart topper hits across the globe. Beating music legends like ‘The Beatles’ for the Guinness Records. They’re totally phenomenal.


I was in 4th year high school when I first heard their song. At first, my mates and I thought that they were just copycats of our favorite band BOYZONE. Ok, boyzone were splitting up that time. Ronan was going solo. Steo admitted he's a fag and also went solo. So Louis Walsh made a fallback band. And there, WESTLIFE was born.


‘I never wanna say goodbye. Cos I never wanna see cry. I swore to my love will remain. And I swear it all over again’. The MTV was too vague. I mean, five guys in black singing at the stage. And that’s it? It was like, ‘another boyband?! duh?’. But when boyzone finally went out of the scene and I heard their first ever released EP, I said to myself, ‘not bad at all’. In fact, they’re good. I mean, very good.


Even my parents were very supportive of this westlife madness. They know their every song. They call me when they saw westlife on TV. When tatay was in China, he even bought me their Dublin Concert CD. They even let me post westlife posters in our room. They didn’t bother with my bizarre fondness at all!


As a fan, I really went gaga over these guys. I spent a lot of my savings from my baon just to buy 2 copies of their every album (one to be played over and over again, and one as a keepsake). I watched their concerts here in Manila. I made friends with other westlifers (as we call ourselves =P). I had pen mates all over the world. (I still have the CD-MAG magazine my friend from UK sent me for my birthday. It had NICKY on the cover and she knew that he’s my fave and I must have that mag. It was never sold here in Asia eh) I joined a westlife fans club-manila. I still have their WESTLIFE STORY book which was from UK. (I was proud then that I have it because not all the Filipino fans can have it And only limited copies were sold here). I bought international magazines like TOTP and Smash Hits because they feature Westlife.  It has pin-ups in it aside from the ultimate chismis. I still even have those glossy pin-ups in a clear book really safe. I have a westlife tee. And to top of it all, I even have locals mags, songhits which features westlife.


There was this local songhits then named SOLID GOLD. (I don’t know if it still exists in the market) which has a column called CHAT ATTACK. Boyband fans has a word war against other fans. BSB vs Boyzone. BSB vs WESTLIFE. HANSONS vs MOFFATTS. BRITNEY vs CHRISTINA. NSYNC vs BSB (isn’t it obvious that BSB fans then were stabbers? ). Hehehehe. I have nothing against other bybands. I do listen to their songs. But if they're fans would condemn westlife, ah, it means WAR!! It’s so humiliating to say, but I even tried to write in that cheap crap! Hehehe. Well, that was during college. I read there that one BSB fan called westlife a fag. That Brian looks like a dog.(what da??!! was she sure thats brian she's pertaining to??) And any disgusting words that a lousy freak girl could ever say just to obliterate westlife. So there was I, furious. My blood raised to the highest level it could ever manage! (exaggerated! ) The fact that I really don’t have to deal with such loathsome, I tried to write an email to the editor. And to my surprise, in the

next issue, my attack was published. It never gave me any relief though. But at least, through that writing, I hoisted somebody else's eyebrows! Bwahahaha


There nothing constant in this world, but change. Brian quit westlife and went solo. The remaining four lads Shane, Kian, Nicky and Mark are still making it through. Not as popular to teen boppers as before

 though. Making hits to serenade and rekindle our  hearts.


Funny now, or so it seems, listening to their songs now still makes me feel young at heart and nonetheless, go crazy. Though I am not that active as before, I still support them. I still love those Irish Lads. Gazing at their angelic faces, blue and hazel sincere eyes, ah, heaven on earth!


Looking back, I can still smile and proud to say, Hey, I’m a westlife fan. And forever will be. Whatever!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Exploring Heights - Part 2 (16-18-May-08)

Mt. Pulag -  Ambangeg (2,922+masl) annual fun climb ( (16-18-May-08))


Major jump-off: Ambangeg, Kabayan, Benguet

Majestic Mt. Pulag is highest peak in Luzon and the dream destination of every Filipino outdoorsman. Its fabled views, of winding slopes of dwarf bamboo, and

distant peaks surging like islets in the ocean of lofty clouds, comprise perhaps

the most beautiful photo-op in Philippine mountaineering. The native tribes say that Mt. Pulag is the "playground of the gods". In Luzon, it is literally the closest to heaven that mountaineers can get!

The enchantment of Pulag, however, is much greater than just the clouds and dwarf bamboo. The entire experience is a great treat that makes the long travel time (10 hours from Manila to Baguio then Baguio to the jump-off) worth it. Whichever trail you choose - the easy Ambangeg, the challenging Akiki, the arduous Vizcaya trail, o

r the various traverse climbs - Pulag is a great adventure. Of course, many would opt to do different trails in one climb, the most common of which is the Akiki-Ambangeg combination.

When you climb Mt. Pulag, you would already start off on a high altitude. The cool weather is refreshing; if you are not prepared the weather will become a great burden because temperature have been recorded at -2 C. But with proper preparation, the cold weather is quite an experience. Pine trees are everywhere, and you will encounter villages of the Kankanai and Ibaloi tribe. Their children are very cute, and bear a

resemblance to the high altitude peoples of the world, such as the Eskimos. Their main livelihood is agriculture; you will pass through sloped plots of cabbages, lettuce, potatoes, and other crops that ultimately find their way in Baguio's famed markets. Bear in mind that the region is the 'Salad Bowl' of the Philippines.

It is very convenient to make arrangements for jeepneys from Baguio to take you directly to the Badabak Ranger Station. This significantly cuts climbing time, and it makes possible a 2-day Pulag climb. If you arrive early in the morning in Baguio, you can take the jeep and be at the Ranger Station by lunchtime.

From the Ranger Station to the summit is around 8 kms. First you will pass by wide trails, surrounded by pine trees and picturesque landscape. After awhile, you will enter the montane forest, with its grand spectrum of flora - from the pink flowers known locally as ayusep (and various mosses to the archaic, bonsai-shaped trees. The next landmark in the middle of the mossy forest is Camp 1, marked by a hut.

In the entirety of the trek to the grassland, there's only one moderately steep part, taking just a few hundred steps. Actually the trail is very relaxing and enjoyable, with the cool weather and the encounter of various faces of the mountain (pine trees, montane forest, grassland). At the montane forest, you will catch the first glimpse of the Pulag summit, which has a hue of golden brown.

There are a few campsites to choose from: Camp 1 is still within the mossy forest area; in Camp 2 the grassland is just beginning (2600+ MASL). There is also another campsite which goes beyond the summit, on the way to the Akiki trail. This is the saddle campsite and is preferred by those who want close proximity to the summit. Camp 2 is the most advisable campsite, with a close water source, latrines (work in progress), nice views, and more manageable weather conditions. However, the saddle campsite, being very the near the summit, takes you as close to the sky as possible. Either way, brace yourself! Temperatures can really plummet to near-freezing levels.

Ranger Station to Campsite 2 takes aro
und 3 hours. From this camp, the summit assault is typically done either late afternoon (for the sunset) and very early morning (for the sunrise). The trail beyond this point is offers unparalleled grassland landscapes, with the grand array of the Cordillera mountains as backdrop. The dwarf bamboo grass that envelope the slopes is a wondrous presence. After an hour of trekking, you will finally reach the summit, that is, the highest point in Luzon.

The summit views of Pulag are fabled and legendary. On a blessed time, seas of clouds form beneath, covering everything but the highest points in the Cordilleras. One has to go to Pulag in order to find out.


Day 0 (16-May-08)

2300 Take Victory Liner trip to Baguio (Reserve tickets ahead to be sure)

Day 1 (17-May-08)
0500 ETA Baguio City. Breakfast then proceed to jeepney terminal/chartered jeep.
0700 Take chartered jeepney to Ambangeg.
1100 At Ambangeg, register at Protected Area Office - DENR (P150). Orientation.
1200 ETD DENR (eat / buy lunch on the way carinderia)
1300 ETA Ranger station - lunch

1400 ETD for Camp 2 – start trek
1630 ETA Camp 2. Set up camp; (optional summit assault)
1800 Dinner at campsite; socials

Day 2 (18-May-08)
0430 Optional early morning trek to summit for sunrise
0545 Arrival at summit just in time for sunrise
0800 Start descent from summit
0900 Back at Camp 2; breakfast
1030 Decamp; start descent to Ranger Station
1200 ETA Ranger Station; Settle guide fees; jeepney descent
1300 At DENR-PAO; tidy up / lunch / log out
1430 Head back to Baguio City
1800 ETA Baguio City / Buy return tickets /  Dinner
1900 Head back to Manila

**this will be my 2nd pulag climb (same trail xemps) climb again... month of may again...same persons as last year... but with newbies... and i hope to see 'sea of clouds' this time para di na ko aasarin ni sir billy! =)**


fun climb

Start:     May 16, '08 10:00p
End:     May 18, '08
2nd annual (daw) - pulag climb

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

fun dive (day dive)

Start:     Apr 30, '08 05:00a
our follow-up dive as requirement prior to the release of our license...

i wonder where will sir ron take us this time....hhmm?? kirby's rock was ok.. but im looking forward for the 'catheral' to do fish feeding.. lots of nemo and dory again! yey!! =)

i hope he could take good photosthis time!!...i didnt have an underwater photo/video during our graduation dive... sir ron, im wearing a blue mask... dont fail to take picture huh! (pang friendster po un!) hehehe =)

Friday, March 7, 2008


Start:     Mar 20, '08 11:00p
End:     Mar 22, '08 11:00p
baguio with donut, iman & earl

check out dive

Start:     Mar 15, '08
End:     Mar 16, '08
ma4 outdoors =)
chk out dive..(at last we're ready for it!)
ggraduate n rin kme hehehehe

arthur's place resort, anilao batangas

Monday, January 14, 2008

NAUI Open Water course

for those who are interested po..class will start on 04-feb-08

AQUAMUNDO at Robelle Mansions, JP Rizal Makati...

NAUI Open Water course

Scuba Diver is our entry-level scuba certification course during which you will learn the fundamental knowledge and skills to safely scuba dive in open water. When you complete your class you and your buddy will be free to explore and discover the many wonders of the underwater world…and, you will have earned a NAUI Scuba Diver certification card – the most respected diver certification card in the world!


Course Fee – Php 7,500


  • Skin Diving equipment (mask, snorkel, wet suit, fins, booties, weight, weight belts)
  • Scuba Diving equipment ( BCD, 1st & 2nd stage regulators, Tank)
  • Classroom Sessions (minimum of 5 sessions)
  • Pool Sessions (minimum of 5 sessions)


Certification Card - $40


  • NAUI Scuba diving manual
  • Dive log book
  • Dive table


Open Water dive (Graduation dive)

Resort - approx Php 3,000 to 3,5000 (depends on the resort)


  • Room w/ aircon & cable tv (overnight stay)
  • Welcome drink
  • 4 buffet meals (lunch, dinner, breakfast, lunch)
  • Tank & tank refill
  • Boat
  • 5 openwater dives

      Dive Safety, Through Education

Thursday, January 3, 2008


Start:     Jan 18, '08
End:     Jan 22, '08
after 7 years..yeah, im coming back to bicol.....
this time, with my mates to attend a friends wedding in nabua..
i miss the fun with my nieces and nephew...especially wen i insisted the tindera that the banana she was selling is a MARUYA and not SINAPOT!! (thats what they call maruya in camsur)! ahehehehe i cant even understand a single bicolano word... but the truth family hails in mom from naga and my dad from pili, camsur...can u say that im a true blooded bicolana? nah???!!! =)