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just another post in the middle of the night, in the middle of all the rain, sleepy in my room, stranded in our house.

with the recent and ongoing disastrous event here in the philippines, specially here in the island of luzon due to heavy rains, i can’t help but be sad.

i want to help but we needed help ourselves.

i want to rant about many things i have seen and heard in line with these, but i won’t, it won’t make the headlines anyway.

all i can tell them: “DON’T SAY what you/they think is right or helpful, rather DO what  is right and help.”

words of wisdom: (if these makes sense) stay safe, keep safe, and ensure your safety!

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1 MIN reading: my 9 tips for travelling — Paulo Coelho (@paulocoelho)

these my friends by far are some of the most useful travel tips i have read..

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Food Trip!

Maybe my last but definitely not the least one. What better way to enjoy myself before leaving than food tripping by myself.

First, a stay at Starbucks and have a cup of coffee and doughnut.

Then a trip to the market and wait for the street food stalls to be set-up…

  • lomi + fresh lumpia
  • isaw (all sorts that i can see)
  • fish ball, et. al.

Siyempre makakalimutan ba yung mga naglalako…

  • taho
  • puto
  • kakanin
  • pineapple
  • sorbetes (ice cream)

And I am enjoying all these with a crazy chat with some jeepney drivers.

Topping it all with the famous shawarma just around the block and lugaw.

Did I miss anything? What better way to throw away 300 bucks for all these! LOL! And I can’t think of anything else to do, so there.

*Current mood: depressed*

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this afternoon, all i did was eat, munch and chew…

first up, a free lunch meal feast… tinola and pansit…

in the afternoon, a review mate celebrated her birthday and our dearest reviewer prepared a meal to celebrate her birthday… pansit bihon and puto….

last up, we heard mass at Regina Rosarii a contemplative group near Tomas Morato… anyway the after the mass, we all gathered and had another feast, a catered food and more from everyone’s contribution. it was such a fun and fulfilling (for my stomach) occasion! 😀
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FUN TIME
in the celebration of the birthday of Blessed Virgin Mary at Regina Rosarii, there were some Dutch guests attending the celebration.

teka nosebleed na…

malas lang nila at inabutan sila ng ulan at habang kumakain nauulanan na din yung mga caterer at yung mga kumakain pero sila nasa silong… anyway, mas masaya yung comment nila… “Is there a typhoon here?” (describing the strong wind and rain) a sister (nun) replied “No sir, that’s just a natural rain during this rainy season in the Philippines.”

the Dutch man replied: “Because I’m really surprised despite the strong rain and the fact that their food is being drizzled by water, they keep on eating and laughing!”

the sister replied again: “Well, that’s how Filipinos are, wherever, whenever and whatever the circumstances are, if there are food in front of them, specially with their friends, nothing can stop them from having fun!”

…hmm, which is, really true! wow, another good thought for the day!

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first day: kasalanan ni fish ang lahat!

ito ang mahiwagang isda na may agimat sa noo at kinatakutan ng lahat. lahat ng mga nangyari sa davao ay kasalanan ng isdang ito. itatago natin siya sa pangalang “FISH”.

this is how mesmerized we were:



(from left of middle picture: punsai, claire, gp, ronie, nas)

kasalanan ni FISH kung bakit masyado kaming magulo at parang mga walang alam sa davao!

rants in davao: hindi pwedeng magsik-sik ng 4 na tao sa likod ng isang cab and there were 5 of us so we alway have to rent 2 cabs. sheez, another waste of money.

Paradise Resort: tama ba naman maghintay ng 45 minuites para lang makakain? sinabihan ni FISH sigurado yung mga crew na bagalan ang service sa amin para daw magutom kami lalo! wah! hindi na tama to!

parang mga basang sisiw ang mga batang walang magawa kundi magtampisaw sa tubig, magpagulong-gulong sa buhangin at sumakay ng bangka na nagpapangalay ng kili-kili. si FISH ang may pakana noon!

sa bahay: pagkagaling sa beach derecho tulog ang lahat…

at si FISH ang may pakana kung pano kami nagkasya sa isang maliit na kama at may orchestra pa ng pag-hihilik. (sayang walang documentation ng ‘sagutan’). at least may pahinga para sa isang madugong labanan.

pero bago makatulog may nakita ang magkakaibigan ng isang alphabet chart na malamang si FISH ang may gawa. hindi ba dapat naiintindihan ng mga bata ang mga nakalagay sa alphabet chart dahil ito ay ginawa para matuto sila? tama bang maglagay ka ng mga ganito:

letter i: “ice skating”
letter x: “xerox machine”

kami naman, nag-usap na lang at nagcomment na dapat madadaling words lang ang nandun.

punsai: magbigay ka pa nga ng words starting with ‘x’
ronie: (with a serious face and tone) zebra!
punsai: ano? letter x, zebra? spell zebra!
ronie: haha! oo nga no, nasapian nanaman yata ako ni FISH!

Jack’s Ridge: first time in davao? this is the place to be. jack’s ridge is on a hilltop overlooking the city of davao. this is how we looked like when we got there:

and for some reason, ito lang ang napuntahan naming lugar na masama ang loob namin.

nas: nakita na natin ang davao, tara na uwi na tayo!
ronie: oo nga, namangha na ko, pwede na kong umuwi’t matulog.
nas: teka kelangan nating matikman ang beer dito!
ronie: oo nga pala, sige tara iinom na lang natin tong sama ng loob natin!

and for some reason, iba nga ang lasa ng beer sa davao! mas refreshing! hmm, nilanguyan kaya ni FISH ang brewery sa davao?

punsai’s day ended well in jack’s ridge because we saw a jack sparrow look-a-like.

second day: umiiyak si FISH kaya umulan! at least hindi ito naging hadlang para gumala kami!

Crocodile Park: bakit walang crocs™? at least nakilala namin si Pangil at ito siya:

isang buwayang pagkalaki-laki at pagkadungis-dungis. tahimik ang mga hayop dito kasi umaambon, malamig. ewan ko kung may koneksyon yun sa kinikilos nila basta tahimik silang lahat!

Riverwalk Grille: this made my day because i was introduced to a very distinguished person/s and they are Titing/Welly (titing welly for me). who are they? even i don’t know! but here is how you can contact them in davao:


Japanese Tunnel: the best way to waste 50 pesos and 100+ pesos cab fare. you’ll only get to see around 20-30 meters of the tunnel and some weird looking japanese statues inside. oh well enough said.

nas: magpa-anod ka ng singkwenta pesos sa ilog parang ganun din ang feeling nung pumasok tayo.

Matina Town Square: where we met up with punsai’s friend, sweet and we again drunk there and got blown away by the taste of their beer! kahit naman pareho lang brand nila dito sa manila. hay. anyways, the feel in the town square is that of eastwood here in manila, well at least. with live bands playing left and right and resto-bars all around. it was a great final night for all of us.

saan ka pa nakitang gumigimik na madaming dalang plastic ng suha?! haha! kasi naman nagshopping muna ng pasalubong tapos derecho ng gimik. kamusta naman mga itsura namin?

going back to manila: we had a last-minute shopping of pasalubong for us and last breakfast buffet blast. we almost ran out of time catching our plane because of FISH! we took some pictures and danced the caramel dance for FISH! at least we checked-in in time and went home safe.

see you again soon, FISH!

nas, claire, punsai, gp… thanks for the great weekend get-away!

at higit sa lahat salamat sa aking nanay na pilit ko pang niluhuran para may pang sponsor! hahaha!

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wa! gusto ko na ulit bumalik sa pampanga at matikman ang sinigang sa bayas ng mommy mo tj!

sarap pa din ng authentic sisig pampanga! lasang lasa ang mga cholesterol!

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anyway, vodka > gin

no headache, no hangover, just pure kick! LOL!

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mahirap ba akong unawain?! masarap lang naman kumain kaya lumolobo nanaman ako!

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