Okaaaay. So I’m super late in this kind of post.. There’s a LOT that had happened the past weeks (or month?). It’s June now– start of classes for students, rainy season (or is that storm and flood??). But my summer this year is memorable. Thank You Lord! :D
March 9, 2013 — Baluarte, Ilocos Sur
Entrance is free. Hmm, well, we didn’t have much pictures, especially in interesting places here (like the Butterfly Farm [closed at that time], Live Pet Show..). I think it’s better to go here during peak season (April – May). There’s not much tourists around when we went there (eh kasi hapon na rin nun nung pumunta kami haha).
Official website of Baluarte: http://chavitsingson.net/baluarte/
So this is the map of upper Luzon.. Yung red line, well hindi talaga yan *halos* yung dinaanan namin, haha. Pero pataas yan… (sa next blog yung sa Pagudpud, and Pagudpud is located at the uppermost part of Luzon)
Bago pa mag-summer officially ay nauna na kaming magSummer vacation, haha. Syempre, inunahan na namin ang mas matinding init. Madalas pag summer ay swimming, so swimming – check! Pero saan? Sabi ko sa kanila sawa na ko sa swimming pool, so beach/dagat – check! And ayoko na sa central Luzon (Bulacan, Laguna, Quezon, etc) kasi madalas na kami dun (dahil mas malapit). Kaya nagplano kami na yung mas malayo-layo naman sa kabihasnan (at sobrang layo nga talaga hahaha). And so we went into a trip last March to the Ilocos region for 3 days: first was in Vigan, Ilocos Sur (I still have our itinerary (or just a printed list of hotels and inns, and famous spots in Ilocos :D). Continue reading
It’s the first of August now, and I haven’t had a new blog post. It seems my mind hasn’t jump started yet, because for the past weeks I’ve been recovering and resting due to a minor surgery (details maybe next time). I will try to refresh my mind…hahaha.
But I remember I had a previous activity– fun run! Yes, it was my first time. Actually I’m not fond of joining such because I know I’m not so physically fit, but then again, I joined anyway, hehe :D My church friends and I went; we did the 3k run. I think we did walking more than running (maybe we weren’t first conditioned physically, haha!). Nevertheless, it was an enjoyable activity.
There are lots of things to learn and appreciate while being silent, or in my situation now– paos (hoarse or raucous). Hindi naman ako naging ganito dahil sa kakasigaw nung nagdaang Youth Summit. Bago pa ang event eh masakit na talaga ang lalamunan ko, which had resulted in a minor flu. Nung first day eh medyo may boses pa naman ako at nakipagdaldalan pa ko sa isa kong friend, then nung may ininom akong certain juice eh ayun na.. BOOM! Haha. Paos to the highest, er, extreme level. Inaasar-asar nga ako ng mga young delegates namin na wala nga daw akong boses, hindi daw ako makakasigaw (dahil andami rin kasing artists/entertainers who graced their way in the event). Well, hindi ko naman masyadong ikinasama ng loob ang naging kalagayan ko, except sa hindi ko makausap nang maayos ang mga kasama ko, hindi ko masita yung mga pasaway (hanggang sutsot lang ako, haha..), etc. But as I said, there have been advantages in being mum, even for a while (I hope so). Continue reading
Language… has created the word “loneliness” to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word “solitude” to express the glory of being alone.
Late last month, I and two of my friends (with one of their friends, also ^^) got the chance to sit down and have a talk about ourselves– our lives, studies, problems, and the like, because we haven’t done it for a quite a while then. So the issue of temperaments and humorism was brought up. Nads said she’s an extrovert, and that she knew (or sensed..or discerned) I was an introvert (which is true). David said he’s an introvert too, but I told him he’s more likely an extravert (a mix of introversion and extroversion). Nads said she’d thought she’s surrounded with introverts; I, on the other had, with extroverts (ahahaha~). But the whole chat was about having the feeling of sadness in spite the truth that we are believers now. Continue reading