Sunday, February 16, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
|My photo taken by my travel buddy. I am not wearing an appropriate beach attire, again.|
It was five years ago when I first visited Munting Buhangin Beach Camp in Nasugbu, Batangas together with my two friends. It was a random trip borne out of boredom. Yesterday, my travel buddy and I only planned to have lunch in Tagaytay City but we ended up driving to Batangas. We initially thought of going to a resort we haven't visited yet, in fact, we inquired at Canyon Cove--but we ended up in Munting Buhangin again...
|The white sand beach that is overlooked by a neighbor members only resort--Terrazas De Punta Fuego.|
|Me waiting for the sun to set in one of the tents.|
I noticed they added more tents to accommodate day tour guests. They were also painting and repairing cottages as one of the preparations for the summer vacation.
|The same nipa cottages that are lined up on the beach are still there.|
It was a Monday so there were only around five guests who alternate go on swimming, kayaking and riding a banana boat. It made me wish my day off would be every Monday. Haha!
|The same gorgeous sunset......|
It is a family friendly beach resort. They also have air conditioned villas if you will spend a night or two there. The cost per day is around Php8,000 for 10 to 15 persons. They also have a function room for 30 to 40 persons and obstacle course if you want to have a team building seminar. Aside from kayak and banana boat ride, the resort also has other sports and recreational facilities for volleyball, table tennis, dart, basketball. You can also rent a boat for Php1,500 (good for 10 persons) for an island hopping adventure and snorkeling.
|My travel buddy. I took this photo.|
If you want to more about Munting Buhangin Beach Camp, click here.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
This is a late post.
Before the start of the first regular work-day of the new year, my family and I went to Kaybiang Tunnel in Maragondon, Cavite. It is a new road that leads to Nasugbu, Batangas. This is not a regular road-tunnel, though... it is the first in Cavite. It boasts a spectacular view of the South China Sea and the mountainous side of Cavite. When it was formally opened last year by President Noynoy Aquino, it opened a new gate for adventure seekers like me.
It is around 40 minutes drive from our house. There is no traffic. When we got there, there were a bunch of motorcycle riders going to and fro the tunnel. There were also families who pull over from time to time to take pictures of the magnificent view.
This photo was taken halfway through the tunnel. My son enjoyed screaming and hearing his echo.
That's me. Obviously, the tunnel is 96 kilometers away from the Rizal Park in Manila. This photo was taken from the Nasugbu side of the tunnel.
A little statistics here, the vertical clearance of the tunnel is 4.85 meters. How amazing are those lush trees?
The downhill zigzag road will make any nature-loving person enjoy the view. On the left is the mountain and on the right is the sea.
That's the sea I am talking about. And that's me breaking-in my new iPhone 5c. Haha!
You can see from afar the blue water and white sand waiting for us.
How much did we spend for this trip? Six hundred pesos only for gasoline. What is the reward? This view!
Saturday, January 11, 2014
I am currently studying for my comprehensive exam on the 18th. It is one of the requirements for me to finish my MBA. It has been twice postponed and I am hoping that it will not affect my thesis timetable.
While having a hot chocolate drink break from studying, I read the bible for some inspiration.
By surrendering our lives to Him and to His will, we get to understand how our faith works in our lives.
Friday, January 10, 2014
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
I have a lot of things to be thankful for, the first one would be I am still alive today to greet the new year. Last year was a breaking point for me, to re-think about the life I wanted to be for me and for my child. Although there were many disappointments, the blessings that were given to me are more than enough for me not to hold grudges. I got promoted, I think it was the best part.
So, what will 2014 have for me... I bet, it's still the best!
Happy new year to all! God bless us!
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
|Photo from here.|
What can you say about having extravagant Christmas parties before we hit the holidays?
I know it only happens once in a year but ever since the typhoon Haiyan left Tacloban City in Leyte and other parts of Visayas literally flat, I feel like there is no sense having Christmas parties with tons of leftover foods and drinks when you see images of families who beg for food in the streets. I find no reason for spending parties in plush restaurants when there are still families who have no roofs to protect them from the weather.
I applaud those companies and families as well who, instead of having parties this yuletide season, opt to donate or spend a day or two of charity works.
I mean, at this point of economic hardships and calamities, we must be more sensitive to the feelings of others. Let us be more generous in giving to those who are most needy because I believe that if we are generous to others, God will also be generous to us.
Monday, December 9, 2013
It may be December and everyone is excited to have a vacation, but I am here in the office waiting for my turn to share what I have learned from reading chapters 5 to 7 of the book by Brian Tracy entitled Focal Point. We always do these kinds of stuff, reading portions of a book and share it to every employee. This activity is one of the programs of the human resource to train the employees. It is actually a two point process, the speakers (usually managers and department heads) get to learn new managerial skills, including public speaking, and at the same time rank and file employees get to hear their managers deliver the message.
This book hopefully will teach its readers on how to simplify their lives to double their productivity and to achieve their goals ultimately. There are 12 steps on how to do it but the point of this book is to make personal changes to allow new opportunities to come in, both in personal and career life.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
I was watching Beastly earlier this day when I heard in the news that Paul Walker is dead because of a car crash during an event to raise funds for the victims of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
I am still in shock. Fast and Furious will never be the same again.
We will never forget you, Paul. Thank you in behalf of the Filipinos from all over the world.