Wednesday, June 16, 2010

ciao summah!

I know I already made a blog about my last summerscapade, but I think this one will be my super duper last summerscapade. I THINK. 

Anyway for the official closing of my summer 2010, guess where we went to?

the ROAD should tell you something... but not really.
the SWEET CORN should be a clue...but not quite.
and the greeny backdrop should be a dead giveaway.. with no buts.

To complete the summer of 2-OH-10! we (more like I) dragged ourselves to the mountainous area of Cebu.

We attacked the sweet corns at Busay and explored the roads of Balamban for the Adventure Cafe. Adventure Cafe, sad to say, wasn't much of an adventure, or perhaps I've just turned into a zip lining snob since I felt like I've already experienced the ultimate ride at EAT Danao in Bohol. But I have to give them credit for their location, nice view and great Al fresco ambiance... thumbs up.

We may not have found adventure at the cafe but we found a waaaay cooler adventure....

the spontaneity of stopping by the roadside somewhere and climbing in our sandals and slippers to that hilly spot. Reaching the top made me realize that I am living in such a beautiful place and that I seriously need to start exercising, coz my knees were literally shaking while I was trying to catch my breath when I made that sentimental thought.  Seriously! I'll start tomorrow or tomorrow after tomorrow or whenever I feel like it, because again, I am the most spontaneous person in this world but...  

 not when I'm with such an actress of a friend, that I have to play pretend spontaneous acts ;)


And how it gives me the best of both worlds.

Ciao Summer!

German Melanie last week,
Aussie Aaron this week, 
who's next?.... 
blog track:
Sweet Disposition by Temper Trap

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


I may probably never understand football...
and I may probably never even try to exert an effort to understand it....
I understand.


You're a good soldier
Choosing your battles
Pick yourself up
And dust yourself off
Get back in the saddle

You're on the front line
Everyone's watching
You know it's serious
We are getting closer
This isn't over

The pressure is on
You feel it
But you got it all
Believe it

When you fall get up, oh oh
If you fall get up, eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
Cuz this is Africa
Tsamina mina, eh eh
Waka waka, eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
This time for Africa

Listen to your God
This is our motto
Your time to shine
Don't wait in line
Y vamos por todo

People are raising
Their expectations
Go on and feed them
This is your moment
No hesitations

Today's your day
I feel it
You paved the way
Beleive it

If you get down get up, oh oh
When you get down get up, eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
This time for Africa
Tsamina mina, eh eh
Waka waka, eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
Anawa a a
Tsamina mina, eh eh
Waka waka, eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
This time for Africa

If there is one great view in this world, it is literally seeing people from different walks of life united for a common passion. 

Imagine the gaps connected...
the prejudices set aside...
the colors forgotten... 
and the moment lived....
Imagine the difference...even for just a moment... 

I'm not a fan of football, but am a fan of its cause. I'm not fond of crowds but I dig this kind of gathering. I hate mainstream but I loooove Shakira and everything she represents. And by writing this song she not only made me love her even more but most importantly she got me FIFAfied.

Friday, June 11, 2010

last summascapde...

This summer I am negra to the nth level. 
But before you judge, ask me how I got to be in this color first and I'll answer you that aside from my genetic make up, I got it from this... 

Now who on earth could ever resist this?!!... 


Not even 35-40 degree Celsius, heat wave and El Nino could stop us from embracing the crazy warmth of Mr. Sun. 

Getting cozy with Mr. Sun was supposed to end at Apo Island. But when you got yourself some foreign tourist around, you gotta do what a local gotta do. Show em' around and tag along your beach bum friends for the free ride. ;)

Have a star fishy good time, bask in the sun, play dead in the sand or pretend to be bouldering on the unbouldery rocks. If that isn't enough...


Repeatedly jump as high as you can to get that picture perfect shot. Remember to bring in loads of patience because the one behind the camera may not have the perfect-timing-clicking-talent. This is the part when I miss my FTW buddy, but motha molly... you know I love you... XoXo.. 

And so I end my summer hurrah with my highest jump @ Nalasuan Island.

Till next time BEACH

P.S. that's not my real color up there. I may be negra, but not as negra as that, please trust me :(

By the way Nalasuan Island also has a good marine sancturary. Big corals, colorful fishes... too bad the water was warm (it was actually my first time to swim/ snorkle in a warm sea, unbelievable heat! tsk global warming!). Next time I'll bring an underwater camera so I'll have proof of its beautiful marine life. But don't expect much too soon coz that cam is still displayed at the window of the stores along with the other stuffs in my Christmas wish list. hehe.   


Last Summer hurrah! blog track... 

THE SUMMER by Josh Pyke


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

i learned that....

blog track:
stuck in the moment by U2