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2012: Travel Inventory

God blessed me with so many travel opportunities this past year. From vacation to business travels, I've been to new places and revisited some sites I've been to before. I was truly happy to be on a plane excited to meet new people, try different food, and see places. Even if there are some stressful moments, drama, among other negative juju causing moments, I would say that 2012 allowed me to grow because of experienced gained from travelling.

Review of MMDA's EDSA Bus Segregation

Ever since I started working (that was roughly two years ago), I would prefer to ride the bus on my way home. From Ayala near Paseo loading station, I would ride the bus that goes to SM Fairview.

It's been chaotic. People would push each other (just like in the MRT) just to get inside the bus. Others would prefer to wait for a more spacious looking bus in the hopes of getting a seat, afraid that they have to stand-up most of their ride in the traffic along EDSA. I don't mind standing cause I am pretty sure lots of people go down at Buendia, Estrella, Guadalupe, Pioneer, and Shaw. But every time I stand in the bus, I always wonder how we could improve our bus system just like in other countries.

Cebu: Food, Friends, and Events

After our adventure in Bacolod, we arrived in Cebu a little before lunch. We (Mamu Chelle, JM, Jomar, and I) checked in at Center Suites in Gonzalez Compound and had lunch at CnT Lechon.


Bacolod: Food, Friends, and Events

Last Monday (November 5, 2012), Google Developer Group - Bacolod had their first DevFest BCD. We flew in November 4 at around 6:20AM via Philippine Airlines. I was actually feeling sick the night before our flight - I was vomiting and my body wouldn't digest anything properly.

We arrived in Bacolod at around 8:00 AM and Anne was waiting for us (Janet, JM, Mamu Chelle, Ms. Aileen, Jomar, and I) with a van. We checked in at Avenue Suites dropped our bags and changed to our swim wear. We're headed to Carbin Reef - a white sandbar in the middle of the Visayan Sea.

Before heading there, we had breakfast at El Ideal. Jomar had corned beef and I had Pud-Pud na Chorizo Recado. It was yummy but I was so wary of eating everything because of my tummy. I am just glad that Jomar was there.


Four City in Four Weeks

I was part of the DepEd Gone Google project as Change Manager and trainer. The whole experience of that would be in another entry as well as the food trip we had. In this particular post, I would like to share about the cities where we conducted training as well as hotels and places we got to visit.

Davao City Our first stopped was Davao City to conduct the Mindanao leg of the training. After so much stress and drama, I would say it was a good learning experience for everyone.


Places to Visit in Singapore

Below is a list of places I visited while in Singapore.

The Merlion Park  A visit in SG won't be complete without a visit to the mascot of the country. A walk around the park will also give a magnificent view of the Marina Bay Sands.

ArtScience Museum The reason I went to Singapore is because of the Harry Potter Exhibition happening at the ArtScience Museum. In my opinion, it's so worth my time, effort and money. The souvenirs are quite expensive though.


Food Trip in Singapore

In this blog entry, I will share food that I had during my Singapore Vacation.

Tak Po This is where we had lunch on our first day.We had Har Gao, Prawn & Mushroom Dumpling, Chicken Rice, and Crispy Yam Dumpling. It was overall a good experience. Great food and at a reasonable price.

Location: 42 Smith Street, Chinatown, Singapore

My Singapore Experience

It was my first time this year to fly out of country and I visited The Lion City. I am not really sure where to start in sharing my experience but here's a summary of the places I've been to and food I had. This is the budget.

Day 1 - The Merlion and Google Office It was my first time flying with Tiger Airways and it was a decent experience since I was sleeping most of the time. The flight was scheduled at around 6am but we left 30 minutes later because of the airport traffic at NAIA Terminal 1.

Mangdang Gen San Experience!

It was my first time in Mindanao last weekend. I went to the Land of the Champions and Land of Tuna, General Santos City, Philippines. It was an amazing experience!


Day 1 - Magandang GenSan! Jomar, Mam Chelle, and I left Makati around 6:00am for our flight at 7:20am. After rushing through the airport and paying the terminal fee, the plane took off at around 7:45 and we arrived the General Santos City International Airport at around 9:30am. Upon deplaning, we met with Ms. Aileen and her son, Miggy, and Vincent. All of us rode the van waiting for us from the East Asia Royale Hotel. We left our things and rest for a while in our rooms. After a few minutes, we left for lunch at Ranchero's Grill and Restaurant.

Hot Air Balloon Adventure

Last February 11, 2012, Jomar and I had our first out-of-town date. We went to Clark, Pampanga to witness the second day of the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. It's our first time to see a hot air balloon up close. We didn't ride one because it's pretty expensive at $200.00 per person. Other than the hot air balloons, there were other flying-related activities such as kite flying, skydiving, etc. It was a tiring, hot morning but definitely worth it.