Sunday, February 17, 2013

Phil. Travel Expo 2013

Like last year , I went to Phil. travex this year on the first day_ a Friday at MOA/SMX. Unlike last year thu', I didn't have any itinerary to fill-in.

This time, it was more snooping around. Had no intention to buy & book any airfare nor accommodation. Also travex  helped me huge to kill time while waiting for my daughters who were at the MOA Arena ( just across this SMX) watching concert of Paramore. I was with a girlfriend.

Still, couldn't help but to be gushy over cheap deals available in the expo. Only I couldn't really really commit  future dates at this time. Mainly because my daughter in college has undefined school schedule 'til summer. Neither I could be able to travel without my girls the way I used to when husband was still around. But with my partner at  farfar away land now, nobody will sit for my baby teens.

Back to the expo, crowd wasn't that mad when I entered. Maybe because it was already late at past 6 pm. Only, few hours left before closing at 9pm.

Airways booking still busy thu'. But not as crazy as I had seen in the past years. If I were keen on booking a flight, I thought the q was relatively manageable.

Province of Leyte booth with beautiful mannequin.

A tv production covering the event.

Thailand booth  with actual spa/massage going on. I saw a tip box there, token from those who would succumb to the temptation, haha.

Quite similar those two. Don't you think so?

Guam with live music and dance.

Girlfriend and I had fun at Solaire Casino & Resort booth. It has photo live booth which snaps a photo then you can upload & post it on your FB account same minute.. haha, yes we are that shallow!

There are also some slot machines for demo purposes. Solaire Casino & Resort is opening next month here in Ph.

There goes my PH travex this year. I'm happy to note that this time my wallet had not been slashed.. cos I didn't buy any deal! haha.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Outbound Activity @UPLB

My younger daughter is 13 years old. Sometimes I suspect, the age gap between us is taking its little toll. Like this morning, as usual I prepared her lunch+recess box for school, in to her Igloo lunch bag which she herself bought by her own money. To my annoyance, she transferred everything in a small paper bag, kissed me goodbye and left for school. wt#.
Other than those small annoying teen's acts, this girl is actually very sweet. And still my tail, or so I thought..
cos it hurts to recall when she started to stop me accompanying her to school trips. Like a year or two maybe?. She thought otherwise thu'. She would tease me that I'm a clingy mom! haha.

Weeks ago her school had an outbound activity in U.P.,Los Banos, Laguna. I guess you could equate it to a day camp or a team building.
Ofcourse, I wasn't allowed to go with her. Tears :(:)
I just stole these photos from her schoolmates and teachers. Thank you.

Two days ago before that outbound day, she just got out of flu. So you could imagine how worried I was when I saw this photo of her mud crawling..
Notwithstanding the special considerations I requested from her school to be excused from extreme activities. Daughter said the kind principal was in anyway watchful of her and always asking her if she could do a certain activity before she was allowed.

But there she was.. all fun for her. She said yes to all activities, needless to say.

Some happy trekking photos..

Setting the bar a bit higher_ a little hiking up a low- highland?

The hiking/trekking  daughter loved so much. She said it was so easy for her to do this activity cos she's used to it. We frequent some adventure trekking like here., here, here, here, and I know there are more post links in my archive. I'm just lazy now to do it, haha.

I have never heard my daughter talked with praises about her school trips eversince. This was the first time she went home all happy face bubbling with recollections of the outbound activity.
This must be something for her.
When I saw her photos in F.B...
I'd say_yes indeed :)

p.s.: she also took home  muddy shoes and clothes :))
pps: and a box of delicious buco pie <3

Sunday, February 3, 2013

updating going on...

I'm happy most of the photo links in this blog that have been cut for quite awhile,
are now working.

It happened, I was not aware that the host of my photos weren't able to transmit the images to blogspot.
Until a concerned reader ( ty so much my dear only one follower, haha ) emailed me that my blog photos weren't showing.
I checked and found out that indeed only scripts were left. No pictures.

Almost 400++ posts since 2009 ( not counting another hundreds of posts at my other blog with the same predicament). Nos. of photos x nos. of post x nos. of years = nos. of photos to reload!!!

I got  overwhelmed just thinking about the works I have to put all over again to this blog ( and to the other one ). I don't even..
Anyway, my blogs are so low profile and if not stumbled upon, no one would know. No relatives and close friends read my blogs. Neither my husband nor my daughters (my blog muses) read my posts.
I reckoned, letting go (as in let my blogs die a natural death) is the easiest option.
Oh no!
I can't.
My blogs are my personal recollections since 2009. I put so much heart and soul into them. Okey not so much soul, but cast them in the air? I'd die.
I'm a sucker of memories like that.

So I have started to update the photo links and thu' it has been  quite a wholatta works, I've been enjoying reading each old post.
Obviously, I'm my no.1 ( maybe the only one? ) follower. haha.
Haven't updated all the posts, but almost there..

In the process, I hope to be able to post new ones..

ps: hey, the last one is my own! it's actually a painting of me (w/o the scripts ofcourse) by brother. it has been up on the wall in my bedroom for the longest time. took a photo of it and tadah! how about a pat on the back. thankyou.:))