My Archives: November 2004

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

This, I think, was my favorite activity in Bohol. What was supposed to be lunch on a boat started at 3pm for us, what with our sidetrip to the hospital, the rains, and all. Our guide tells us that the best time to visit the river is in summer when the water is clear and not during the rainy season when it is greenish. Still, the boat ride was still enjoyable, the food, sumptuous, and the surroundings, very refreshing. [more]
06:51 PM GMT+8

Friday, November 26, 2004

I have always admired people with entrepreneurial spirit so as you may have seen, I take time out to write about them in the hope that more people will read about them and help them out with their business. If you are looking for affordable food gifts to give away, this Christmas, you may want to consider SweetBlessings chocolates, made by my officemate who is a full-time employee and a part-time college student. [more]
07:06 PM GMT+8

See tarsiers up close in this place. The tarsier is the smallest primate/mammal in the world and they eat insects (so are they called insectivores?). Seeing them up close is so interesting but they are really quite small that if you have your photo taken with them, you end up having pictures with what seem like small brown furry balls. [more]
06:54 PM GMT+8

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Still at a loss on what to give yourself, friends, or relatives in the USA or wherever around the globe they may be this Christmas? You may want to lend your ears to this CD, which is not distributed in stores commercially. [more]
06:02 PM GMT+8

Mention Bohol and the first thing that probably comes to mind would be the Chocolate Hills. Never thought I would see them in the flesh! [more]
05:44 PM GMT+8

Friday, November 19, 2004

Have you ever seen nipa palm plantations? I have not, previously so it was very interesting and different to see clusters of nipa palms, one after the other in a place called Lo-ay. Lo-ay, in fact, refers to leaves swaying or dancing in the wind. [more]
05:26 PM GMT+8

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Didn't think too much of Ali's fall in the bathroom in Baclayon until she fell asleep a few minutes after in the van and then threw up. Before that, she was her usual talkative self so I really was not worried. When she became sleepy and threw up though, I remembered her fall so I thought it best to have her checked by a doctor. [more]
08:18 PM GMT+8

Baclayon Church is the oldest church in Bohol, dating back to 1596. Its present structure, however, as it stands, started in 1727. The church has been run by Jesuits and Agustinians, with Frs. Sanchez and Torres as the very first parish priests.

06:18 PM GMT+8

Thursday, November 11, 2004

We booked a one-day tour through Alona Palm. Our tour was handled by Bohol Travel and Tours. Our tour guide was Jinggay Suico and our driver, Eddie Magno. They were both very nice and very professional. In the afternoon, Ms. Ivy Simbajon-Restificar also helped us out. For inquiries, please send e-mail to [more]
06:44 PM GMT+8

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

"Welcome to Alona Palm, baby. You're so pretty..." That's the greeting my 3-year old daughter Ali got upon reaching Alona Palm Beach Resort and Restaurant. We were welcomed by friendly Alona Resort staff, complete with shell necklaces for all, cold face towels, and pineapple juice. After our experience at the hot and crowded airport, the juice and the face towels were indeed very welcome. [more]
01:04 PM GMT+8

Tuesday, November 9, 2004

Tagbilaran City is an hour and a half away from Manila. Both Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines fly to Tagbilaran City, although both quite early in the morning -- Cebu Pacific at 7:15am and PAL at 8am. I wish they could have better-timed flights and more frequent ones at that. [more]
05:55 PM GMT+8

Friday, November 5, 2004

We received email today from Engku Shaharuddin of Petronas Twin Towers with very useful information and we share it here with readers who may be planning to visit Kuala Lumpur one of these days: [more]
06:44 PM GMT+8

Where have I been? To Bohol, that's where. Am sure you've read about the trip from the hubby's side but please visit regularly starting next week to get every detail about the vacation. It was a very enjoyable trip to say the least and the perfect way to remind myself just how beautiful a country the Philippines is and how blessed I am to have been born Pinoy. [more]
06:35 PM GMT+8

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