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
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
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
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!
Major jump-off: Ambangeg, Kabayan, Benguet
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
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
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
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
It is very convenient to make arrangements for jeepneys from
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 around 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
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
THE "WEEKEND PULAG" ITINERARY
Day 0 (16-May-08)
2300 Take Victory Liner trip to
Day 1 (17-May-08)
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
|Start:||Apr 30, '08 05:00a|
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!
Certification Card - $40
Open Water dive (Graduation dive)
Resort - approx Php 3,000 to 3,5000 (depends on the resort)
Dive Safety, Through Education
|Start:||Jan 18, '08|
|End:||Jan 22, '08|