Sunday, February 24, 2013

Cebu: Food, Friends, and Events

Last February 22-23, 2013, +Jomar and I went to the Queen City of the South, Cebu for a Google Apps Seminar-Workshop organized by +GDG Cebu.

Day 1 - Training & AA

Our flight from Manila was delayed due to the bad weather but I am so thankful that it wasn't cancelled. We arrived in Cebu at around 6:30PM. We got a cab and head to Robes Pension House only to find out that no room is available for early check-in. We walked towards the direction of Cebu Normal University (event venue) and saw few more pension houses. We decided to check-in at Skypark Pension House. They have clean rooms, clean bathroom, and accommodating staff. I was very pleased for the price I paid. After around 15 minutes of arranging our stuff, Jomar and I headed to CNU for the whole day training.

Google Apps Seminar-Workshop Class
Photo from Ruben Licera in the Google+ Events Page.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Places to Visit in Cavite

Jomar (my boyfriend) is from Cavite province. Because of that, we decided to have a Cavite tour as part of our Valentine-Birthday celebration. He knows how much I love going to historical places, thus he planned an itinerary for a day trip going places that played a significant role in the Philippines history.

We started our trip by meeting in Ayala Avenue, Makati City. We rode a bus going to Baclaran then transferred to a bus that goes to Cavite City. After around an hour and a half due to the bad traffic near SM Bacoor, we went down in Aguinaldo's Shrine. It was my first time there!

Emilio Aguinaldro Shrine
Source of the Picture

Friday, February 1, 2013

Bontoc-Baguio Adventure

Summary

Last Janaury 26, GDG Halsema had their first meet-up. Jomar and I went up all the way to Bontoc to be their speakers. Jomar talked about GDG and GDG Philippines while I discussed and had a demo of Google Apps particularly with emphasis on how teachers and students could maximize it.

But before the meet-up, Jomar and I rode a 12-hour bus ride going to Bontoc through Cable Tours. Some tips, buy or reserve your tickets ahead of time. I purchased our tickets the day before our trip and we were already seated at the back. Come Friday, there are some people who wanted to buy more tickets but they couldn't. I tried reserving tickets through phone but they didn't reply so I decided to go to the terminal which was located inside this compound. To go there, you have to walk inside the compound between Shakey's and Trinity University of Asia along E. Rodriguez Avenue. The bus left 9:00PM and we had three to four stopovers.

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