Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Surigao Escapade: Enchanted River

The long and much awaited trip we were planning came to reality last May 22, 2011. About 1:00AM, we, the BoB and friends made our way to Surigao before the summer ended. Here are some of the pictures to share, first is Enchanted River in Hinatuan.

First pit stop is in Tagum Jolibee where Richard and Ma'am Mish are waiting for us. While on the road, I find their road lights very interesting. It is like a path that guides and lights us to our destination. The long stretch of yellow lights are simply beautiful, I manage to take a picture from the van we rented, it is a bit blur. Heheh.

We also stopped in San Franz to fetch Vice, our tour guide since he already been to Hinatuan. Vice's family live in San Franz and he went back to their home so we can simply grab him along the way.

This pic was taken in Barobo, I forgot who told me but he/she said its the boundary between Surigao and Agusan. We stopped hre because the driver had a little rest with coffee and bread after hours of driving.

And we finally arrived at Enchated River, Hinatuan. First thing to do is to pay the entrance and reserve a cottage, table or something. When we arrived there, there were already few families there. They are having their breakfast there. After eating our breakfast, we all go to the river and swim to the clear salted water of the said enchanted river.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Bed to Tongson Village to NCCC Mall to Bed Again

When I woke up this morning, I was confronted by my mother. I got shocked because I was not yet in my right mind (still sleepy..*bed....more bed time..beeeedddd). Most of the things she told me and what was happening around us was not yet registering into my sleepy mind. Then I wash my face (hilamos), brush my teeth and drink about 2-3 glasses of water. Then it all sunk in to me. My mother wants us to come with her to the lot be bought because my Aunt Lala and Uncle Nonoy from Lebak, Sultan Kudarat was going to fetch us to go there with then. Without having breakfast, I go along with then! Yeah! It was a nice thing the my aunt and uncle brought with then their service, an Isuzu Trooper.

So we arrived at the Tongson Village where my other aunt Vic and uncle Arnold (Spo 3 Arnold Agosto) was there busy attending and working with the construction of their house. Here are some of the pics there.

under construction

Spo 3 Agosto

Te Vic

Kol Nonoy, Te Lala, Te Nene, Mama

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Night at Seawall Davao

Last Tuesday Mamy, Gelo and me went to Seawall. Its like a park by the sea, its known for its every controversial giant statue of David. We went there to unwind a bit. Also I want to try my new cam. I wanna see how it performs under a low light scenery. Here are some of the moments I captured while strolling and taking picture at "tatwa dabid". 

don't be shy, pics are clickable..

bridge of lights

Monday, May 16, 2011

GE X500

Early this year I saw GE X5 from Rated K show when they featured some cool new gadgets. The first thing that made me decide to wanna have one was its 15x optical zoom.  Second was about the cheap price, 10k pesos for a bridge camera. I told my self, "sorry ES60, you might have a rival soon." ES60 was a Samsung point-and-shoot camera I bought at Gmall last year, April 14 to be exact so I have a camera for my graduation. So since then, I kept on checking the web for infos about the said camera. I viewed reviews, specs list and sample images taken by the GE X5. By the way, the X5 is the first of its kind from GE, so I found some problems about it based from the review I read. And this product problems really lowered my expectations. So I decided to let go of the idea for having a new camera.

But last March 2011, as I was surfing the net and looking for some basic dictionary for photography terms I came a cross with GE X500 (searched aperture ge camera and from the model from a user's comment). Again, for the second time around, I got hooked to GE camera as I finish reading the specs of X500. I didn't find the previous problems with X5 in it and also there are some improvements compared to its older version. Almost all features and specs are still the same, even the look/design of the camera is the same. But the thing that I like about it that time was the 16 megapixel and the price is cheaper than of x5. Even though I really don't know what the 16mp is all about but I'm sure it was better than 14MP, right? hahah. So the feeling of wanting to have a GE camera came back again. And this time, I have the required resources. Heheh.

GE X500

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Refreshing Watermelon

Want some? Watermelon is one of my favorite fruit during summer. The weather is hot and I easily get thirsty, so a nice slice of chilled watermelon is very relieving. It is also one of the best way to rehydrate during this hot season. Most of the time I am the one who do the honor of slicing the fruit. What I normally do is take about 1/4 slice of the whole fruit and then slice it into smaller pieces. But I will not eat from those slices, I cut a piece of mine from the 3/4 left. Hahahah. It is always me who will have a bigger slice among the rest. Besides, that is my prize for being the one who is slicing the watermelon for everyone. (greedylaugh)

Now, I have a way of eating watermelon, even my relatives and family notice it. As what they say, I am like having a coffee or a soup when I am eating a watermelon because of the sipping sound I am creating after I have a big bite from the slice. (big bite...hhaaab....heeiiiiiiipsh) I'm actually sipping the water from the piece I am biting. I have to do that because I do not like the fruit juice/water (I call it water since its a "water" melon..lol) from dripping to my fingers. Heheheh. Also when I finish eating, one can really distinguish which slice belongs to me because I always make sure that no red part of the fruit is remaining from the slice. It should always be the skin and the white meat of the watermelon left so that it is clean and nothing is wasted. Heheheh.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Cosplay, Toys and Pizza at Gmall Davao

Last Sunday there were lots of young people gathered at the atrium of Gmall. The second Mindanao Toy Convention was again help there and this time I got a chance to see the last day on the said event. There were lots of toy displays as expected that ranges from the cutest to the sexiest. But on my opinion, last year had more displays of toys than this year. The Toy Convention also have a Cosplay competition as part of their program. I'm not really familiar with the competition but there were two classifications of entries that time, original and non-original characters cosplay. Most of the people who came there brought with them their cameras. As you would look around the atrium, you would see lots of flashes, nikons here, canons there, pose here, smile there and everywhere. The atrium that time looked like Bankerohan, Davao wet market from the above view. Hehehe.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Chocolate Selection

My aunt brought a box of chocolate which was given to her by a relative from abroad. When we saw it, we immediately, tried the chocolate to determine which one is delicious and not. There are some chocolates that taste like a regular one but there are also those weird ones. Some actually taste like medicines when I tried it. After a day, the first set of the chocolate was consumed/eaten, so we took out the second/last set. Then we slowly eat the chocolates 1 by 1. When the last set is about half left, I decided to try those white colored chocolate. So I pick one and put it in my mouth. It taste good and tried again another one. After putting the chocolate in my mouth, I held the box on my hand and started looking for the markings where those chocolates are made from. Suddenly, something caught my attention. This was the markings that caught my attention by the way, "11 March 2011 - 15 April 2011". So I told myself, "(swallowed the remaining chocolate in my mouth) WTF! These are expired!" But it was too late, we already eat 3/4 of it. LOL. 

The moral of the story is that it's okay to judge the book by its cover. lol.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Fried Lumpia

Lumpia originated from China. The Chinese people brought lumpia to other places in Asia and from then on it started to evolve and variations came out. There are may ways to prepare lumpia, but for this post I'll show you how we make our Fried Lumpia.

About to be Deep-fried Goodies

Carrots and Mongo Sprouts

  • lumpia wrapper
  • ground pork
  • carrots
  • mongo sprouts
  • onion
  • garlic
  • bell pepper
  • salt
  • pepper
  • vetsin