Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Cape San Agustin Update

I have written a blog post about Cape San Agustin after I went there for the first time with the hubby way back in April 2016. I updated it in January 2017 after our family brought family from Bulacan in December 2016. You can find it here: Cape San Agustin Caper. From then on, I have gone back three more times! Even if we go back to a place over and over, there is always something new to see or look forward to.

Last December 2018, our family went for a day tour to see if some things have changed since we visited it a couple of years back. True indeed, we were able to go to the rustic beach that's just a stone's throw away from the lighthouses. Well, I guess, it's more like a rock's throw away as it took us around 30 minutes down a path that goes up and down before we could reach the beach. And I thought the path wouldn't end because I wanted to go back halfway through. But I'm glad I didn't because the view that unfolded before us was simply marvelous!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

El Don Resort: A Gift by the Sea

El Don is a newly opened resort and tourist destination in Barangay Pundaguitan in Gov. Generoso (formerly Sigaboy), a scenic coastal town in the province of Davao Oriental. "El Don" means "the gift" so it is touted as the "gift of Gov. Generoso" to the world.

Our family was lucky to be invited to visit it in January 2019 before it formally opened last March 18, 2019. We went there on a cloudy day but we already saw its beauty so I told my husband we should visit it on a sunny summer day so I could see how blue the sky and sea will be. So last week, our family went to take a second look at El Don Resort.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Silip sa Siem Reap (A Glimpse of Siem Reap)

Sunrise at Angkor Wat
This post is long overdue. It was only when I got an invite to write “My ASEAN Story” that I thought of writing about our trip to Siem Reap a couple of years ago and giving you a glimpse of this charming city.

I couldn’t think of anything to write about as an ASEAN story that has changed my life as I am not involved in any of the projects or programs of the ASEAN. So I thought, perhaps a travel post will do. As one who travels frequently would realize, every travel brings a change into a person no matter how insignificant that change may seem.

And so, let me share my ASEAN story.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Eight kinds of Facebook users

Photo from Google

Facebook is here to stay, at least in our lifetime, unless something better that catches the people’s fancy will come along. I am a returning Facebook user as I have deleted my account in 2014. It was called “Lakwatserang Paruparo” as many of you who had been my friends in that account would know. I’m back but I’m quite choosy now as to who I will be friends on Facebook because I don’t want to crowd my day with reading and scrolling down my News Feed to update myself of what’s going on in other people’s lives. I’d like to call myself a rehabilitated Facebook junkie! Haha!  [Please check out my blog post: Facebook junkie no more!

In the course of my Facebook usage through the years, I have observed the following kinds of users. Let’s use the acronym F.A.C.E.B.O.O.K. to describe each kind and let’s see if you consider yourself in any of the categories mentioned. Hey, I wrote this just for fun, okay? No offense meant if you feel stabbed in the chest with this as I am also guilty of being in one of these. Haha!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Madayaw, Dabaw ... lagi! (Davao-speak 101)

[This was first published in Buhay Pinoy of the Philippine Online Chronicles sometime in September 2013. I'm sharing it here now that Davao is in the limelight because of the popular President Rodrigo Roa Duterte who is from Davao.]

Tuwing Agosto dinadaos ang “Kadayawan Festival” sa Lungsod ng Dabaw.

Ang salitang “kadayawan” ay hango sa salitang Dabawenyo, “madayaw,” na ang ibig sabihin ay mabuti, maganda, mahalaga at mahigit. Isa rin itong pagbati na parang “mabuhay” ang dating. Ang festival na ito ay parang isang pasasalamat sa mga biyayang natanggap ng mga Dabawenyo sa nagdaang taon. Ito ang katapat ng Sinulog ng Cebu, Maskara ng Bacolod, Moriones ng Marinduque at ng sandamakmak pang festivals ng Pilipinas.

Pero hindi tungkol sa “Kadayawan” ang ikukwento ko. Ang Agosto rin ang tinaguriang “Buwan ng Wika” kaya eto ang isang pahabol na kaalaman tungkol sa isang wikang maaring sumusulpot pa lamang. Naisip kong ibahagi ito lalo na sa panahon ngayon na ang presidente ng Pilipinas ay taga-Davao at nalalagay sa “limelight” ang lungsod na ito nang dahil sa kanya.
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