October 24, 2011

my baguio trip

it was 6am when we arrived in Victory Liner terminal at Session Road, Baguio City. Ken and I thought of having difficulty in finding affordable transient house where we could stay for 3 days. hindi naman kame nahirapan dahil pagbaba namin ng bus, di pa man kame nagtatagal na nagiisip kung saan magsisimula ng paghahanap, nilapitan na kame ni manong at nag offer ng mga transient at inns na pedeng matuluyan.
it was just so nice to find out that they have this mini information booth wherein you could find several brochures containing choices of luxury hotels to cheap inns and transient houses. another good thing there is that they would even accompany you and endorse you the place you chose to stay, just like what manong Edwin did when we finally picked our inn.

TUVERA PENSION HOUSE
we stayed at TUVERA PENSION HOUSE.
the place is actually a good choice for people who are budget conscious (lol).
the rate is affordable and the place is comfortable and secured.
not to mention, it is near our bus terminal and its location is at the middle of all the scenic spots we intend to visit.

the first thing we did was to sleep and rest for a while in able to obtain energy to begin our tour. we haven’t got an ideal night sleep while we’re on the way dahil nagkwentuhan lang kame ni ken sa bus at parehas din kaming di nakatulog ng maayos.

SM CITY BAGUIO
there we go... napahaba yata ang tulog namen. it was 12noon when we left our inn and decided to have lunch at SM CITY BAGUIO. we were both amazed with its structure. it has these terrace-like features on both front and back of the mall, intended for an overview of the whole Baguio City. kung di ka taga roon, iisipin mung aircon ang nagpapalamig sa buong mall and yet, very open ang structure ng mall. hahaha!
but of course, it has something to do with the coldness of the city. no need for full-scale aircon just like here in Manila.

i won’t narrate too much na even though gusto ko pa sana. LOL
just to save the space, i highlighted all the spots we visited and try to remark a few things lalo na if memorable. hehehe

1st DAY
SUNSHINE PARK
– common park lang din naman just like what we have here in Manila. may mga nag gro’group study, may mga naglalaro ng skateboard and all that. feeling ko tambayan yun talaga ng mga studyante.



BURNHAM PARK
– of course, best feature ng park na ito ang lagoon nya. Hehehe.
Ken and I were hesitant to take a boat sa simula. pero ayun...nayaya ko din ang ken at naenjoy nya talaga ito ng bongga! swear!
super happy sya at mabilis nyang natutunan ang pagsagwan.
feel na feel nya dahil mainam daw itong pampapayat at pagpadagdag ng mus-kels. hahaha
nag try din naman ako kaso di ko kaya. nahihirapan pa ako ee. hindi kaya ang 1 hour na rent para matuto ako. hahaha
since mabilis natutunan ni ken ang pagsagwan, more lapit kame sa mga otoko, mga mag dyowang nananahimik nilalapitan namen, pati mga bata di rin namen pinalampas sa pakikipag echosan.
i really really enjoyed there!

– seriously, kala ko talaga makakakita ko ng mga patubugan ng silver dito. hahaha!
kala ko it caters how silver jewels and accessories are raw crafted. chain of stores lang pala talaga sya ng mga nagbebenta ng silver. lakas maka bottom! LOL

flora @ ORCHIDARIUM
– para lang din syang mini park na pedeng pasyalan kung mahilig ka sa mga bulaklak.
bilihan ito ng mga orchids (malamang), pataba sa mga halaman at pati na rin yata organic soil for specific plants makikita dito.

– this is actually a close compound of bars. Friday night ng pumunta kame dito ni Ken. mga quarter to 12mn. basically alam na namen ni ken kung saan bar kame pupunta kase sinuggest na din ng isang kaibigan. we directly went to FRIDAYS. hindi naman kame na disappoint or whatever. masyado lang siguro kame nagexpect since ang mga clubs at bars dito sa Manila ay malalaki at sobrang laki ng crowd sa floor. mukang magkakakilala na din ang mga tao nung gabing yun so nahiya na rin kame ni ken sumayaw plus di rin namen type yung mga nakasalang na music.
NEVADA SQUARE
so we just decided to have a couple of drinks at naging pulutan namen ang mga koreanong iniinvade ang dance floor with their energetic foot works. hahaha!
seriously, ang daming Koreans sa Baguio (or siguro dun lang sa area namen)  kase one time may nadaanan kaming Korean school eh.
nyways, crush ko yung gwapong bartender nila. hahaha!
nawalan din ako ng 800 ng gabing yun! kakainis! to think na hindi na nga ako sumayaw at lumandi, nawalan pa ko. LOL
ang mahal ng bayad sa pagtingin tingin sa bartender na yun ha! hahaha
ayun...ang ending umuwi kame ni ken na zerowena. hehehe
but still, charge it to Baguio experience. J

October 19, 2011

self roughness

an excerpt dialog.
scenario : dinner


gay : i was thinking of having a vacation next week. sa tingin mu?

guy :  bakit? we just had nung August ha?

gay : wala lang. unwind lang sa trabaho. medyo stress these past few days kase.

guy : work-related unwind? as in bakasyon?

gay : oo

guy : tignan ko kung pwede ako. di mu naman ako katulad na mabilis nakakapag leave eh. tas next week agad. yun ba dahilan kung bakit lately eh, you've been kind of temperamental na naman? you seems floating lately.

gay : (nod)

guy: don't make me guess. kilala kita. mina-mani mu lang yang mga ganyan. are there things bothering you lately?

gay : (silence)

guy : ganun kaseryoso yan?

gay : (silence)

guy : sige. let's not get into this. hindi ko alam kung anu na naman yang tumatakbo sa utak mu. pero sige magbaksyon tayo.

gay : bukas sabihin sayo yung dates na available. kung saan, ako na bahala. siguro mga 3 days ok na yun.

guy : (silence)
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[christiansantamaria]


October 19, 2011 hospital 
 

publicity is publicity

other than Mariah Carey, i used to ignore celebrity issues, local or foreign.
i am not actually a showbiz-critic fanatic.
however, i cannot help but smile in eyebrow about this Nora Aunor's cover in a mag with a cigar.
i don't understand why such an issue is a big thing.
i don't give a damn thing if it's an art or not since "art" is perceptive to individual's taste.
and too, i don't give a damn whatever her pose there may be, or how many sticks she have in hand.

well, it is true that Freedom of Expression should not be impeded.
but if you are someone of influence, i think you are abided conscientiously to only project, promote or endorse all that is wellness.

am not blaming the Superstar here. perhaps, she was just paid enough to do as told.
clearly, the think-tank behind this cover has to do with it.
it is so obvious that they crave for publicity for Nora, which indeed they had since the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) criticized the cover.
the think-tanks knew in the first place that people will certainly react to a celebrity who lost her voice and yet, posed elegantly with a cigar.
come on.

and i want to end this with an interview of a fanatic Noranian.

there he goes:
"maraming isyu sa bansa ang dapat pagtuunan ng pansin. marami lang talaga nakikiride on dahil mainit at sikat ang aming idolo ngayon"

now, you tell me...




[christiansantamaria]


October 19, 2011 Hospital