Friday, November 21, 2008

What Happened the Year You Were Born?

Stumble upon an interesting site.

In 1981 (the year you were born)

Ronald Reagan becomes president of the US

Minutes after Ronald Reagan becomes president, Iran releases 52 American hostages that had been held captive for 444 days

President Reagan is shot in the chest by would be assassin John Hinkley

Space shuttle Columbia, the world's first reusable spacecraft, is sent into space

A suspended walkway in the Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel collapses, killing 113

A female former lover files a "palimony" suit against tennis star Billie Jean King

President Reagan appoints Sandra Day O'Connor to be the first woman on the Supreme Court

The Pac-Man video game is introduced in the US

Alicia Keys, Elijah Wood, Kelly Rowland, Anna Kournikova, and Britney Spears are born

Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series

Oakland Raiders win Superbowl XV

New York Islanders win the Stanley Cup

Raiders of the Lost Ark is the top grossing film

"Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes spends the most time at the top of the US charts

MTV debuts on cable television, playing music videos 24 hours a day

Gimme a Break premieres

Tabuelan weekend

November 15-16, 2008

Celebrated our supah happy day.
Received our 13th month pay, etc yesterday.
So what else is left to do? go out of town!

Left home at 3:30am to North Bus Terminal.
Waited for what seemed to be centuries.. whehe.
Mini bus left 5:00am. wah! It's a bit slow compared to Ceres bus. :p
Fare 90.00.
Arrived Tabuelan after 3 hours.
The guys bought stuffs and food for our overnight stay while Ayin and I watched over our things.
Contributed Php 300.00 each for the food.
Chuwie and Cow gave more as their treat for us. whooottt!
Rode trike to Durham Beach Resort.15-20 mins charged us Php 150.00 .
There are also motorcycles or "habal-habal" available but we opt for the trike since we brought speakers, guitar, and lotsa food.
We rented a big house with 3 rooms (one of which is the whole 2nd floor) with T&B each at Php 2,500.00. This includes the use of refrigerator and other utensils.
Charged additional Php 100.00 if lpg stove will be used.
It's one of our requirements since our guys loved to cook.
Yep! They cook yummy-licious. hehe! The kitchen is theirs. :p
We also have a payag overlooking the sea. We hang out there most of the time.
It is a comfy place...a relaxing one.
I loved the sunset there.
Took lots of photos. We just couldn't get enough of the beautiful sunset.
Night swimming that night (of course. hehe!) booze and lots of chikkas were told.
No dull moments. I was with a bunch of kewl pipz. .
One of the best pack I've been with.

The following day I strolled the beach with Shynne.
Took photos while others were still sleeping.
Went to nearby Tuburan terminal.
There we rode van (Php 140.00 each) to Cebu City.
We took a different route in going home.
Took the Transcentral Hiway route.
woah! The view up in the mountains is breathtaking.
hhmm.. I wanna go back and just take photos there.
Had half-pound Flame It burger for dinner in Ayala Mall before heading home.
Thank you, guys.
Another weekend well spent! mwah!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Ilocos Norte

October 2008

La Paz Sand Dunes sunset

Fort Ilocandia and their olympic-sized pool

St Augustine Church (also known as Paoay Church) and its belltower

Ilocos Sur tour

October 2008

Lots of museums in this place. Satifies my appetite for museums. We had a 6-hour calesa tour around Vigan and the neighboring towns.

Calle Crisologo (BW effect, by day, by night)

Bantay tower --- Syquia-Quirino Mansion

Intramuros and Manila Cathedral

October 2008

while waiting for our flight to Laoag, we had a quick Intramuros and National Museum tour. Thank you, Jovit for showing us around and giving us roof to sleep.

National Museum

Manila Cathedral altar

candles inside Intramuros' chapel

Intramuros tunnel

entrance Fort Santiago

Me and the Katipunero

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