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Hundred Islands, Pangasinan

Posted in outing, weekends with tags , , , , , on May 24, 2014 by abetgonzales

May 23-24, 2014

Cris, Marki, Judith, Miko, Nico, Mon, Hai, Bryner, Charles, Gerald, Eunice, Jazsy, Victor

Bolinao falls, alaminos pangasinan
Arrived a bit late but still managed to have fun at this first stop where we had our lunch prepared by Nico or Judith. First free fall jump along the falls. Thrilling, exciting and so damn anti badvibes from the agit tour guides.

Enchanted cave
Cold sub terrain pool inside the cave which i will trade for any beach experience under the scorching heat of the sun. Its summer, yes, and we love the water, yes. But we were amazed by its beauty, it exceeded all our expectations that we are ready to drop every other itenery we have planned. Thus the start of the agit tour guide saga.

Purot beach
Nah. Just an ordinary white/dirty white beach. Or maybe enchanted river just raised the bar of expectations for us

Seafood restaurant for dinner
Usual dinner by the bay. Nothing special. Even the food is overrated. I cant remember the name of the place. Thats how bad it is.

Vistas islas resort and hotel – Room 202 – Bahay pasugalan
Learned a new card game. Easy mechanics but fast money circulation. As usual, i dont join card games where there is money involved. Not my kind of game i guess. I got so bad luck even beginners luck has dammaged reputation in me.

Hundred islands – beach hopping
Governor’s island
153 steps to reach its summit where there a good view of almost all other islands. PBB house is also here – is that really famous? Just a so-so house in the middle of a hundred islands. Its cool for a location, other than that, nothing special. But this island is really a good starting point where you get to see other nearby islands.

Monkey island – because there are monkeys. No beach area
Romulo island – romulo named it. I dont know why or what for
Marcos Island – highlight of the trip
Conquered cliff diving. First jump was as the lowest platform available in the cave. The drop feels so relieving. Emotinal thrust. Letting go of everything. Ready to die moment but it feels fulfilling as water touches your feet. Panic rushed in, jumping is just half of the fun. Paddling your way out of the cave with around 8 feet deep water is a challenge if your drop didnt go well and your butt and thighs are all aching.
This island’s beauty captured us that we are ready to throw the itenerary we have again. But we have to move on. There are a hundred different experiences in each island

Quezon Island – where most expensive lunch is served. We didnt eat here.
Turtle island not because there are turtle but because its shape looked like one. There are crocs though.
Bat island – weird that those bats are of different kind than those in the caves weve been.
Children island – didnt asked why the name
Cuenco island – last stop for lunch
We are all too tired and hungry to swim. And i think there is no beach area in the island. The food is reasonably priced. Food is usual but fresh.

QA work-week-day-out

Posted in outing, Uncategorized, weekends with tags , , , , , , on February 17, 2013 by abetgonzales

Feb. 6, 2013

With Netsuite’s best QA’s, we went trekking at Taal.

Assembly time is around 4:30 – 5:00 am so we can be at the crater at around 8, when the sun is not too hot yet for walking our way up. But with all good fortune, I woke up 15 minutes before 5. I have to prepare my things, take a bath and walk/ride to RCBC. I arrived 2 minutes before 5. Late comers will have to buy coffee for everyone, 22 cups!

We took a boat from Talisay to Taal. It was a smooth sail. Then we arrived at the shores of the volcano. To our surprise, we are at an island not too far from what we believed as Taal Volcano. Thanks to misleading books and post cards.

Going up to the crater is really a deadly challenge. With burning heat of the sun and not enough water. I remembered trekking to Anawangin. It was actually a nice experience. sweating it all. But what I hated is my passing out when I reached the top. I should really work on my cardio and boost my stamina. All in all, I really enjoyed the view up there. I never thought there can be such spectacular place near home. It feels like I am a total stranger at the lake where I actually grew up. I love the view, fresh air, calm breeze, steady clash of waves at the shore. I am at home 🙂

Going down, I rode a horse for 2 reasons. One, experience because I never rode one before and its a perfect timing because of the second reason, I passed out going up. Thus, rode it to be sure I would be able to enjoy the rest of our day-out.

On the boat going back, best waves for adventure seekers but not for the faint-hearted. The waves ridiculously crashed into the boat because we are directly heading opposite the wind.

Then we traveled back up to Tagaytay and headed to Taal Vista for lunch. So much for working out and tiring ourselves trekking, we ate  until we are all full. It was a buffet so I actually can’t tell how much I ate. After eating, we go out for a walk and the club actually has a good spot for over-looking at Taal.

After taking a lot of pictures at Taal Vista, we go out of way just to be able to buy some pasalubong at Sonya’s Garden. I thought it was overrated. They actually served good cookies and pastries but I think I wouldn’t go out of way again just to be at Sonya’s. Unless maybe if I’m coming from Nasugbu and it is actually on the way.

After Sonya’s, plan was to go to Nuvali but it changed when we stopped over Rowena’s for more pasalubong. They thought about going to MOA for dinner and having KTV after. But all changed again when we were stuck in traffic and we all felt tired and exhausted.

We just headed back to RCBC, part ways and call it a day.

*thanks to Pao and Gelo for the pics!

Hidden message

Posted in random, weekends with tags , on October 8, 2011 by abetgonzales

May hidden message sa pera

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Kasalan sana

Posted in jokes, weekends with tags , , on September 11, 2011 by abetgonzales
  • BOY: Pakasal na tau!
  • GIRL: Cge!
  • BOY: San mo gusto sa Pari o sa Mayor?
  • GIRL: Syempre sayo.. walang hiyang to! nirereto pko sa iba!

gala galera

Posted in dream, happy, random, weekends with tags , , on May 5, 2009 by abetgonzales

Indeed we conquer our fears!

Almost everyone in random, either whisper or out loud, was asking should we go or not. It was a rainy Thursday last April 30 and we have a scheduled getaway by that date. In the news, three low pressure areas were visible over the Philippine Island specifically over Mindoro – which happened to be that day’s destination. How lucky we are! We all thought. It was a long due getaway and of all the dates the rainy day of summer would come, its the date we set for the much awaited, much anticipated reunion slash bonding slash treat slash gala.

But all was set and everyone, in the back of our minds, would like to push through with the outing. Then Yani bursted, wag na sumama kung hindi buo ang loob! Then everyone decided to go to Batangas Port and see the weather condition there ourselves. And from there we shall decide whether or not push through.

To make the long story short, Batangas Port was in not so fit condition for travel but it is notably tolerable. No rain, just drizzles. No strong wind blowing which implies no waves in the sea! Perfect coincidence! We have decided! Puerto Galera, here we comes!

It was past 1pm when we arrived at White Beach Shore. Hungry as we are, we still cant hide our excitement. We ate. Then we unpacked. Then we dressed on our beach wear. Then we started the fun! There’s par-tay. As always, Obi made us all laugh! His predictions are coming into reality. Who hadnt feel goosebumps as MP won by KO in 2nd round! Obi, say your prayers! You’ll have 2 out out 9 (unsure) sane kids. Elma, youll have to pay for Jay’s vasectomy or else. Jessa, you have 10 more BFs! Arra, Mark, just invite us. Start saving coz before your 25th, youll be married! How sweet! Shayne, treat us when you pass the board! Yani, youre leaving the country! Pasalubong! For some reason, I cant remember other predictions on you. Were you invisible that night? Joke. Yani, so happy for you!

Its not yet the last trip well have. Right? Hope theres more to come and theres more to come with us!

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galera

Posted in weekends with tags , , on April 27, 2009 by abetgonzales

This weekend, i’ll be expecting an ultimate party with my closest HS friends – Yani, Arra, Mark, Jovi, Elva, Shayne, Jessa, Elma and Krimzl. It’s our first time to go out of town for an escapade. Our destination? An approximately 2 hours away from home, Puerto Galera. It’s also our first time to go Puerto Galera together due to some parental authorities and financial constraints.

I just cant hide my excitement and I am totally happy. Although one thing, I cant keep up with them on drinking booze which I was suppose to sponsor. Its my stomach flu thats keeping me from enjoying the much awaited par-tay!

We’ll do snorkeling, perhaps banana boat, but definitely we’ll do any bonding activity we can extract from the white sands of Mindoro!