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TWENTYTHIRTEEN

Hello 2013!

While a lot of people complain about getting fat during the long Christmas season and the New Year, I am trying to collect all my thoughts tonight for the 365-day journey I’m about to begin this year.

Early last year after getting into a vehicular accident, I have cared more about the people around me and the things I enjoy doing. Battling to my second life was a struggle and certainly, these circumstances made my 2012.

And like everybody else, I’m now drafting my plans for 2013 before life gets busy again tomorrow.

1. Travel. I’m a fan. This year, I have planned three among others in my mind, Hongkong and Macau and Boracay. Thank goodness, Cebu Pacific gives chances to poor kids like me to still manage to step on other places without worrying much about plane fares.

2. Career. I’m enjoying my job but I still consider getting better opportunities the soonest. So I guess, the first quarter of the year will be about job hunting. Bahala na si batman! 

3. Studies. I’m few units away from completing my Masters degree. This part of the year excites me. And I don’t know if marching some time this year or next year contributes to my career growth. Haha!

4. Love. After last year’s twists and turns, I’m thankful I still feel sane about this thing. And unlike my job, I’m not into love-hunting. (P.S. For the record, I welcomed 2013 without changing partner unlike the past 5 years of my life. Dako na jud ko.)

5. Etcetera.

  • Getting to shape this year. Chos
  • Lesser bisyo, thanks to Sin Tax! 🙂
  • Pay bills on time. Gawd!
  • Explore greater heights.
  • American series overload.
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                                                Happy New Year!

There is nothing so novel about my plans, I suppose. But this should be a more exciting year. And I’m claiming this to be a better year to me, my friends and my family.

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Trip to Heaven

Initially, I was thinking of just posting all the pictures I got from the recent Cebu escapade but after getting an enormous number of likes on my fb post and  having to answer a number of FAQs about it, I’m blogging the trip in a different, but not so novel, way.

So how did we get there?

Or how did we even know it exists?

I booked a ticket for Cebu after getting so envious with the pictures of Camotes Island my bestfriend took. Right away, I asked a travel buddy, who, for the purpose of this blog will be named NT, to take the next seat of the plane with me set for the entire beach hopping. But the bestfriend insisted in going to a ‘better’ beach called Gibitngil instead of the former. So we bit the suggestion and got the punch out of it.

Here’s a detailed instruction on how to get there.

Disclaimer: This tip is based on the worst scenario of going there. Some steps may alter should you not bring any jinx with you.

1. Take the Ceres Liner in the North-bound bus terminal satellite. Be sure to be there at 6 am and don’t forget light breakfast which you can bring handy on the bus. The trip will take 4 hours en route Consolacion, Danao, Compostela until you reach Medellin. And yes, you’re still in Cebu after 4 hours even if you see signs like ‘This way to Leyte‘ or ‘This way to Masbate.’ Remember, Gibitngil is the northmost part of the Cebu so don’t fret. No need to change the sides of your shirt.

Bus fare: P130

That’s sandwich 101. Bring ham and cheese for the bread. Felt like drivethru.

2. As soon as you reach Medellin, take a padyak to get to the mini port. Or you may just walk straight to the left where the bus stops.

Padyak fare: P10

3. Hire a pump boat. Learn the art of bargaining. If waves get higher as you see,  be not afraid. It’s more fun that way. The boat-ride takes 15-20 minutes.

Boat fare: P1,000 – P1,500 (back and forth)

Savor the moment while you’re still on the boat. It’s seldom you get a glimpse of nature’s beauty as this.

4. This step doesn’t happen all the time. If the sea is calm, you get straight to Gibitngil’s shoreline. However during our visit, we were not able to cross the other end of the island as waves did not permit us. So we were dropped at the back part of the island where we have to go trekking for an hour. Yizzz! An hour of walking to the beach. Along the way are big rocks, unbelievably tall grasses, narrow and muddy walkways. You talk to yourself then hoping the beach is worth the trek.

Friendly tip: Go barefooted when you wear flipflops. The strap of my havs gave up even before reaching the end of the trek.

Nadamay pa ang aking havs. 😦

5. Alas! We have reached Gibitngil. Nothing feels more relieving after a hell-ish journey we had. Heaven!

Entrance fee: P10

Cottage: 500

No corkage. No everything!

Gibitngil’s top view.

Priceless view.

Some tips while in Gibitngil:

1. Dive at your own risk. NT got bruises and gum slit after diving. Hahaha!

2. Bring lotsa food.

3. Make sure to have load so you can text mamang pump boat to come and fetch you.

There you go! Gibitngil is a must-visit place. The way to heaven is indeed hell. But the experience was worth all the bruises and misfortune.

Misibis Bay, you’re next!

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‘SONG-ful’

Barbara Streisand kicked it off.

It started over coffee,
We started off as friends,
Its funny how from simple things,
The best things begin.

Captain and Tenille made the feeling true for the first few months.

You, You belong to me now
Ain’t gonna set you free now
When those girls start hanging around talking me down
Hear with your heart and you won’t hear a sound
Just Stop, ’cause I really love you
Stop, I’ll be thinkin’ of you
Look in my heart and let love
Keep us together, whatever.

Cheryl Cole stood by me when things went wrong and everything just seemed a messy desk.

Makes it hard to know which road to go down
Knowing too much can get your hurt.
Whenever you feel like we´re growing apart
Let´s just go back back back back back to the start.
I don´t know where we´re heading
I´m willing and ready to go
We can´t drive it so fast we just need to slow down
And just roll.

Gym Class Heroes proved I can actually keep what I have if I just undo unnecessary dramas.

I only you pray you never leave me behind,
Because good music can be so hard to find,
I take your head and hold it closer to mine,
Thought love was dead but now you're changing my mind.

Never thought Linkin’ Park is the bottom line of these all. The unresolved conflicts. The unspoken truth. Waking up to the same side of the bed everyday stops me from draining emotions, from being the person I used to be. That I love celebrating love through writing in this blog might eventually die as you read this. I’m not giving up, I never will. It’s just a new mindset.

And this will be the last blogpost about my (insert word here) but happy relationship. Guess this is what you get when you feel pleasure in pain. 🙂

I've become so numb.

So Sick by Ne-Yo. Lels!


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Melons to Lemons

Everybody who knows I got into an accident normally say, ‘it has a reason it happened.’ Well that’s aside from those who tell me, ‘masamang damo ka, don’t worry.’ To set things straight, I don’t know the exact reason.

You decide which photo's taken after the accident. Lels

But here’s a list of some obvious and random reasons — a proof of how dramatic my life has become lately especially when I do self-contemplation during my bus-rides to work.

Maybe it strengthened the bond between me and my parents.

Maybe it made me realize my father is really capable to do cash-out when necessary. Haha!

Maybe it’s seeing how true my friends are. That despite how different I look after the accident, they can still afford to walk with me in the malls.

Before and after melons. Nothing’s changed, I believe.

Maybe it’s doing away with the stress I used to worry in my existing (insert adjective) relationship. Be open, be cool, be budoy.

Maybe it’s getting rid of everything in the list above and retaining only number 8.

Maybe it allowed me to love my work more. To think about money, above all. Haha!

Maybe it’s a sign I should stop driving and take the passenger’s seat always instead.

Maybe it’s about time I should trust my left hand. It’s useful. Uhh, exactly the same thing you’re thinking. Haha!

Maybe it’s a wake up call that I can actually last a week without sex.

This is life. It’s always been a dawat-dawat system.

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Hanging.

I wanted to write about total randomness.

 

Work.

My birthday bash.

Converting to open relationship.

Tagalog-ing as a must.

Love as a business.

Self-respect vs pride.

Food and friends.

Morning frustration.

 

But I can’t.

3 stitches on my face plus a broken right arm. How's that? T_T

I’m too sick to pour these thoughts to an article. Maybe after I finally recover from the recent vehicular accident I encountered. Way to go, though. 😦

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Whatever.

Hello hello! How’s the year so far?

Mine wasn’t too different from the previous years at all. Same routines, only different people, different places, different whatever.

This must be something I'm posting next year! Chos!

1. New year at home. No new person. Only tanduay-ice added on the table.

2. Birthday celeb was incidentally a surprise as well. Imagine? Haha! Same thought of surprise, only different partner this time. Haha! But this year had my family included and that’s a plus.

3. Still working after the holidays, this time, in a new company. And I’m loving it there.

4. Birthday blast at home just last night. Wait. This must be the exception to the rule. I wasn’t able to go home last year.

5. School? Boring school. Wait again. Let this be the 2nd and the last exception. Hahaha!

6. Lovelife. And I want to dwell on this. Same level of affair but with a newer perspective on it this time. More open, cooler, calmer, and whatever. Whatever, this time! Haha! Hey hey! I’m a changed person on this aspect and I’m super embracing this attitude, moving forward. We’ll see if this works better  for me.

Anyway, if anybody sees me mall-ratting and notices I’m not using the escalator at all, it’s because I’m not comfortable with my shoes. Hahahaha!

Great days ahead of us, everyone! 😀

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One weekend in Cebu

So I’m having a high fever now. Really not a good feeling after the Cebu trip over the weekend. 

It wasn’t really the ideal trip. Not the trip that would make me say ‘I wanna go back to Cebu again and again.’ Shall I blame this to the tarot card reading I first did when I arrived there? Haha!

But I am over the not-so-good happenings. Instead, I am sharing to you the captured happy moments I had in Cebu.

This is the first out of town trip I had with my mum. But it wasn’t planned at all. She just booked the same flight as mine for the business trip she had to attend. She might have to do a lot of intervening with my laag but she is still the best. She gets along with my friends so much because my mum is the coolest!

 

Primarily, this is the reason for the weekend trip. Them. The mini reunion with my BT Loves, Joan, Gold and Rai. Thank you, Gold for the unlimited treat, Joan for giving us the best laughtrip and Rai for making yourself present despite your busy schedule. I miss you and I look forward to another meet-up this month. Gensan, beybeh! 🙂

My bestfriend, Ron. Thank you for the 1 night stay, for making me experience the bathtub in your CR, for introducing me to your loooves, for making yourself available during my entire stay. You’re the best! 🙂

This photo was taken at TOPS, the highest point in Cebu where you can have a glimpse of the city lights at night. This is not a good place, I swear, and I will never recommend this place to you, readers, if you get the chance to visit Cebu. But anyway, that’s NT. He was also with me during the trip with an over-over-extended patience for all the mishaps we encountered. As you said NT, ‘Thank you for the wonderful time we had. Not a perfect out of town trip but still wonderful.’ 

This picture is enough to make me say I still enjoyed the weekend trip. My mum, my 2 bestest friends Rai and Ron, and NT. Yeyy! Solb!

p.s. I lost my BB phone inside the taxi in Cebu. Mao lang. Kbye.

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