1.26.2015

"WHAT IS THE GREATEST CONTRIBUTION OF YOUR COUNTRY TO THE WHOLE WORLD?"


And this is Miss Universe fever spilling off. Just sad that everybody rooting for MJ has gone 'hopia'. I can still hear my neighbours shouting at each other here, ‘Way Lami’, ‘Walang Kakain’, ‘Lutong Macao’, you know, the usual Pinoy turn of phrase you can hear when one’s at the losing end. I feel you people, LOL. 

Anyway, she did her best and she did great making it to top 15. Well, ganun talaga ang contest, minsan panalo, parating talo, so dawat-dawat lang! But congratulations still, you bested others and did your best! 

One of the most awaited part is the question and answer portion. We’ve been doing this every Miss U season thanks to my 'beki' friends who always think confidently Philippines will make it no matter what and when all else fail, our 5-tier stairs here has always been the witness of such crazy aggravations. lol. And after the winner was announced, I share same sentiments with the bitter others, I’m rooting for Miss Jamaica to bag it, but then Trump’s decision is irrevocable, so live the dream Miss Columbia! 

1.22.2015

WHERE TO STAY IN LAKE SEBU: DOLORES LAKE RESORT, friendly and food is yummy

DOLORES LAKE RESORT, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato

Following that exhilarating zip ride of my life and the concluding frightening travel rites, I have to admit I got raised hackles to heck and was frightened like an alley cat. And just what typical pranks should be, the accomplices were laughing like crazy, geezz. I’m really excited writing about this story but I have to do my blogpost order so please come back for this legend soon, or please subscribe to my blog not to miss a post. Thank you. 

And shortly after I’ve gained color, we head back to the town center for lunch. It was our last lunch at Lake Sebu as we’re heading home soon after. I was dragging my feet, feeling sad as our good and laughing days were going to end but then got all awesome remembrances bottled up and bringing it back home well remembered and cherished.

1.19.2015

SINGLE­SERVE COFFEES: CONVENIENCE FOR YOUR MORNING KICK


K­Cups and other single­serve coffee solutions seem to get both a lot of love and a lot of hate. One of the biggest arguments leveled against these miracles of convenience is that they are too costly. Opponents suggest that it is cheaper to purchase coffee at McDonald's or Starbucks than it is to use a K­Cup. The latter suggestion, Starbucks, seems almost laughably untrue. Buying from McDonald's, however, at least feels like it might be a solution that offers cheaper coffee than K- Cups. Let's take a look at the numbers and see if this claim stands up to the evidence. 

K­Cups versus Ground Coffee: Cost 

The evidence here is in favor of K­Cups, like Keurig Vue K­Cups. Simply purchasing ground coffee from a vendor like Starbucks and then brewing it at home can cost you roughly twice as much as brewing with K­Cups. The average cup of home­brewed coffee made from ground coffee beans will cost you about $2. The average cup of coffee brewed from a K­Cup will cost only $0.91. 

The numbers above hold even if you assume that no coffee was wasted, something that simply isn't the case with ground coffee. Chances are good that when you make coffee, you end up wasting some because you don't drink the whole pot before it gets cold or stale. That means that the values above are conservative. You could be spending a whole lot more on ground coffee.


1.09.2015

WHERE TO STAY IN LAKE SEBU: SUNRISE GARDEN LAKE RESORT, serenely picturesque

Lake Seloton, South Cotabato
One fine day at scenic Lake Seloton in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato

We're scheduled to ride the highest zipline in Southeast Asia on our last day in Lake Sebu. I was so excited thinking about it days before we left Davao but thinking about it like barely two hours before getting on that body harness made my stomach churn like I was dropping my internals all over and whatever happened after I conquered our return ride, I'm giving you a throbbing clue - made me threw my heart out of my mouth for seconds, I thought I've died. LOL. But one thing I know was certain, that extreme experience of mine, with my travel buddies as crime accessory, made my own 'art of travel' story off my bucket list. Yeah, it really happened! See how a self-proclaimed Merida turned white as heck following that exhilarating ride of my life. (Please check back again for this story or subscribe to my blog not to miss a post, thank you) 

But before all that zipline ruckus happened we did breakfast first for physical strength. Our morning nourishment was hosted by Sunrise Garden Lake Resort and from what our cool driver, Manong Gabriel told us, we'll be driving 20 minutes east out of town - to the bank of one of the 3 lakes in Lake Sebu - Lake Seloton.

1.03.2015

WHERE TO STAY IN LAKE SEBU: ESTARES LAKE RESORT, friendly and peaceful

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Had it not for the awesome peeps I'm with on this trip, I could have called my second day a perfect day and retired quietly. I was so beat! But it might be my adrenalin kicking or possibly the Alaxan with the fastest relief I had at midday (yeah, that's how its gonna be when you're 40, lol) either way, after crossing rivers and trekking T'daan Kini, I was still full of beans and all so disposed for another round of tilapia indulgence. Oh, God help me!

We're having dinner at Estares Lake Resort. It's one of the first resorts that operate in Lake Sebu. Through time they've able to do well in the business, made good relationship with their guests and eventually made a good name bringing about packed bookings in their resort.