Showing posts from February, 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 Due to bad weather, our flight was delayed from Manila, but I am so thankful that it didn't get cancelled. We arrived in Cebu at around 6:30 PM. 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 a few more pension houses. We decided to check-in at Skypark Pension House. They have clean rooms, clean bathroom, and accommodating staff. I was delighted with the price I paid. After around 15 minutes of arranging our stuff, Jomar and I headed to CNU for the whole day training.

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 Philippines history.

We started our trip by meeting at 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 horrible traffic near SM Bacoor, we went down in Aguinaldo's Shrine. It was my first time there!

Cebu Pacific Official Receipt

I love flying with Cebu Pacific, but it was about to change after my experience yesterday. For this particular flight, I need an official receipt for liquidation purposes because a company will be paying for my trip.

It says on their website that...

Bontoc-Baguio Adventure

Summary Last January 26, GDG Halsema had their first meet-up. Jomar and I went up 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 an 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, some people 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 located inside a compound. To go there, you have to walk inside the compound between Shakey's and the Trinity University of Asia along E. Rodriguez Avenue. The bus left 9:00 PM, and we had three to four stopovers.