all of a sudden, nothing.

biglang wala na lang akong alam gawin kundi refresh ng refresh sa FB, twitter, pinterest… lahat na. biglang nawalan ng saysay ang pagpasok ko ngayong araw na ‘to.

kani-kanina lang, nagawa ko pang mag-recode ng program at i-run ito. pero pagkatapos ko siyang ilagay sa Excel, wala na. biglang naglaho ang consciousness ko na magtrabaho.

could it be A’s bad news? di naman siguro. although i prayed i could help in some way. mukhang nilipat ni Lord sa akin yung depression. ewan ko lang.

could it be finances? as usual, strapped for cash na naman. but we’re planning to start investing. forms filled up na nga eh. kailangan na lang i-push ang sarili para pumunta sa opisina para magbukas ng account. aja! :)

could it be work? same old-same old pa din kasi dito.

lack of sleep? ay, malamang isa yan.

stress? probably. ‘tumitibok’ na lagi yung eyelids ko since feb.

all of the above na nga lang. ang hirap sa multiple choice “exam” na ito, walang makakapagsabi saken ng tamang sagot. hay buhay.

throwback thursday: bohol day 2 AM

because i don’t think i’ll be able to blog about this anymore because it’s too far back in time, maybe i’d just post the gallery of where we’ve been in the following days since my last entry on our bohol-cebu travels.

the next day was our island hopping tour at 6AM. Cherry’s Home had already arranged the boat for this and it was really hassle-free. the boatman, Kuya Lezar (if i remember correctly), always had a warm smile and kind voice. He took us out to sea for some dolphins (but none came to welcome us. sad.) and then to Balicasag island to see the lighthouses, and some snorkeling, and then to Pungtud Island. This pretty much occupied our morning because traveling by boat isn’t easy. but the beaches — the white sad, the crystal clear water — were worth the time.

last day rush!

it was another spontaneous thing we thought of during our short Baguio vacay. not wanting to leave just yet, (and because we woke up late again) we decided to extend our stay. after having the breakfast at the hotel (complimentary but filling), we asked for an additional day for our room. sadly, the staff could not accommodate us because all rooms were already booked. so part of our trip became a hunt for a hotel that could house us until 12 midnight!

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it was a little easier to find a hotel this time because most people are leaving. also, in our part of the city, hotels were right next to each other so prices were competitive. we finally decided on staying in Holiday Park Hotel, (our first choice had it not been fully booked when we first arrived). besides, it had a partnership with BPI that got us a 10% discount!

after a quick run to Mines View Park and the Good Shepherd Convent for pasalubong, we checked out of Hotel Cosmopolitan and into Holiday Park Hotel. We just left our bags first, didn’t even check the room yet, and continued exploring everything nearby this time, Session Road in particular. Continue reading

well, sort of. at least i got to go on a vacation again. :D pagod lang kaka-lakad all day! di pa nga tapos i-blog yung bohol at baguio, meron na naman! tsk, tsk… kailangang maghabol!

saan na naman kami lumarga? clue:

hidden mickey

abangan! :)

not so exciting evening

from the botanical gardens, A and i took about 15 minutes to reach Wright Park. a sure sign you’re headed in the Wright direction (nudge, nudge) are the people on horseback. well that and the green stuff on the ground (pasintabi sa kumakain).IMG_1841-1200

this part of Baguio is tourist-famous because you could rent a horse or pony and go around this area for fairly reasonable prices. i wanted to experience riding one but two things stopped me: my weight (i’m obese, actually *sad face*), and it was getting dark. hindi sulit kung mamamasyal lang ako sa dilim. so we skipped that and went on walking climbing tour of Wright Par. it was a stupid thing to do but we were adventurers! we accepted the challenge of climbing the long staircase to somewhere we didn’t know!

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love notes

maybe it’s serendipity that i’m posting these today, a day before St. Valentine’s Day. these were shots from a tree that had lovers etch their names and the date at the Baguio City Botanical Gardens during our weekend trip. some people think it’s vandalism, like i do, especially when it’s overdone. others will say it’s a romantic gesture that hopes of a long and lasting love. (sing it!) i didn’t capture all of the names on the tree. nevertheless, since love is in the air, i’m inclined to forgive these hearts because they are in love.  if you’re one of them lucky couples, i pray you remain strong in your relationship, as strong as the pine trees of baguio. :)

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No, i’m not peeing on the tree!

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Baguio street food and the Botanical Gardens

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if you read A’s post about our first day in Baguio, then you’ll know we lost about 4 hours of gala time in the morning. and because the temperature was a blistering (hehehe) 14 degrees Celsius, it would have been a nice walk around the city. but we needed sleep badly and so we had to nap on the afternoon.

after a nice hot shower, we were off to the Botanical Gardens. Being the neophyte in this Baguio adventure, I let A do all the tour-guiding (whut?). the ladies beside the artsy sign of the botanical garden apparently charge P10.00 per picture taken with them. what’s amusing is that they already know what i call the “japan-japan” pose.

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at the entrance gate, someone was selling corn. at P30.00 each, it was presyong turista so A and i shared one. it must’ve had some drug since after finishing it, i wanted to eat corn again that night. and even now in manila, i have this hankering for corn! after having our fill, the tour of the botanical gardens turned into a garbage bin hunt to throw the corn cob. inevitably, we went to the food shops in the gardens that had garbage bins… but they also had ihaw-ihaw on display! Continue reading