Saturday, February 28, 2009

LP #47 :: Bulaklak

hindi tulad ng iba...
bulaklak na ito'y hindi nalalanta.

maihahalintulad sa pagmamahalan,
nating dalawa.

patuloy na mapagmamasdan,

at mararamdaman,
bigat nya at ganda,
habambuhay makakasama.

it is like no other...
this flower does not wilt.
just like the love

we have between us.

you can always see it,

feel it,
its weight and beauty,

with you it will forever be.

LP #46 :: Tipanan

simpleng salu-salo...
nagiging espesyal dahil magkasama tayo.

tahimik na kwentuhan...
sinusundan ng tawanan, lambingan.
sa kadiliman ng gabi...

liwanag ng kandila ang katabi,

upang makita at madama,

mga pahiwatig ng iyong mga mata.

a simple get together...

becomes special because we're together.

a quiet exchange of stories...

followed by laughter, sweet words.

in the darkness of night...

beside me is the candlelight,

to see and to feel,
your eyes speak to me.


...and see you again soons...

a small gathering of special people...

high school:

Friday, February 27, 2009

Before Goodbyes...

Before the 'goodbyes', we started off with a 'welcome back home' to mom... For her short stay in the Philippines, we booked a room at the Acuatico Resort, in Laiya, Batangas to spend a weekend with the family.

We were held up on the road and had to grab lunch before reaching the resort in this quaint little place a few miles from Acuatico... had some yummy adobo flakes, hot chocolate, and ice cream. Roque had fun with his waffles and ice cream!
It was our first time to visit Acuatico Resort and we were pleasantly surprised at the place. The room was pretty with an LCD TV, a queen and twin-sized bed. It has a modern design all around, which is a nice change from the usual rustic rooms around the town.
It even has a couple of swimming pools -- an infinity pool, a shallow pool for the kids, and a jacuzzi. Pools are always a great option for those that are not very fond of the beach. However, for the beach lovers, Acuatico is still a great place to go to as it's shore is nice and clean and they have water equipment that their guests could use, such as kayaks.
One of the best spots in the resort is their 'floating walkway.' It's a short walkway from the center bar to the infinity pool, which seems to be floating on water. You can take pretty pictures here where you can have a clear view of the sea as your background.

Acuatico's multi-purpose room was still being constructed when we went although it was already being used as a common dining area for its guests. I believe they are building a spa right above it will be the cherry on top for this beautiful place. For the meantime, massages may be scheduled with them and it will be done in the privacy of your rooms.

We were lucky to have been there on a nice sunny day because on the following day and the days before we arrived, the skies were cloudy and had even a few sprinkles of rain.
It was a lot of fun and time spent with family is always wonderful.
Book your next getaway with Acuatico Resort. Contact them through: +632.892.6878 and look for Simonette or Izel.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

randomness :: band

The rules are pretty simple:

1 - Go to
The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to Random quotations:
The last four words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
If you want to do this again, you'll hit refresh to generate new quotes, because clicking the quotes link again will just give you the same quotes over and over again.

3 - Go to flickr's "explore the last seven days"
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 - Go to
The first ten links you end up in (minus the .com’s) are your 10 song titles.
Ten Songs:
1. bolt
2. rentcomp
3. silvershoe
4. picurepubpizza
5. chairkickers
6. democraticundrground
7. stickdeath
8. uwe

9. pahardcore
10. inlandmetal

Saturday, February 14, 2009

happy heart's day!


just a short note to all i love...
you know who you are!

awabu! happy heart's day...
you're in my thoughts today, my favorite holiday!

hugs and kisses... xx


Up, Up, and Away!

one down and another to go...


yep, you read right: FLYING! we've heard about piloting your own aircraft before but it was only a couple of months back that we had reason to try it out. of course, the reason again was that i was leaving the country!

so off we went to angeles, pampanga -- reg, chie, and myself again, to give these flying lessons a try. thanks to gary jerome, our ism admission's director, for being our guide, we were able to go through the lessons without any accidents :P and even had fun! nerves aside, after that first lift off, it was an amazing experience altogether.

we rode a Quicksilver Ultralight Aircraft... looked scary to ride... felt unstable and waaaay too open, but i wouldn't have flown anything else! it gave a clear view of the plantations and fields and even some remnants of the lahar flow from Mt. Pinatubo's eruption back in 1991. gary brought us close to the ground at times and way up in others... we saw some farmers and waved at them, sniffed the poultry farm nearby -- not really our choice, and really just felt the cool wind in our faces and braced ourselves everytime we took a sudden dip.

take off



flying really gives a person a feeling of freedom and it was quite an irony, considering i was bound to start a life, held in the clutches of america -- with the thought of being imprisoned by the fast-paced life and the workaday world that i will be walking in. flying and freedom was just the opposite. i had to give it a try before i got lost in that world anyway.
contact the Angeles City Flying Club and give it a try. it's worth every penny!