Saturday, December 10, 2011

FIRST TIME TO ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL

oohhh well, sad but had to cut my story on the so short yet so special itinerary i had in Davao, that is meeting and seeing rovie (maybe some other time, we could have more time bonding).

moving on with my saga, buddy and i left  rovie's place as we were already called to proceed to meet our group at Gaisano Mall, Ilustre, so another directional and map reading activity took place, surprisingly it's just near from Ulas and with just two rides of jeep we arrived earlier than the call time.

we took sometime to stroll around the mall and dropped by an Internet Cafe, to comply and reply with some emailed work.

and since it's almost lunch time when we all meet, Mami Hazel (our host person here) brought us at "Nanay Bebeng's Eat all you can Restaurant and pigged out just like a hungry lion haven't eaten for weeks.. (just kidding, ha ha..)  --all i can say is that, the food is superb, it fills more than my tummy's usual intake. and to effect, i forgot the word "DIET".

whatever.., forget about diet, anyways, it happens only once... and everytime ... he he

  we thought we are going back to Panabo City this day as we weren't able to have a good glance of the place the last time we stopped over as we arrived late and left too early, well, we thought wrong,
because our way now is to the ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL (IGACOS), excited about the trip, and what awaits us in there i made myself comfortable with the thought that "this is my time in Davao, i'll make the most of it...." :D


unforgettable sunset pose while waiting in queue to be loaded with the ferry
that will transport us to the Island... 

we dropped by at the Blujaz beach resort
to try the beachside ambiance 
finding serenity while sea watching and
overlooking city lights on the other side.. 
of course, never be the last to dipped in the saltwater
as always, our favorite activity: to get wet!
plus the staff has their own artistic way of serving their foodie thing..
and i like it...

..if you plan something different and unusual in your planned or unplanned vacation, adventure, escapades or whatever you call it.. go try the SAMAL ISLAND for yourself....

hold on guys, cause there's more exciting fun and discoveries in this fun-filled Davao experience we had.




Friday, December 9, 2011

Davao's special Itinerary

where did i stopped the last time?
ahhh, that was a slept over at Panabo City
so, to continue, on the third day..
indeed, a hard day for me,
still longing for that dream sleep as the other day was so exhausting
we were awakened at 3:00 o'clock in the morning, as we need to be at davao at 4am
to  send two of our colleagues at the Bus terminal going to General Santos City and Cotabato City as they have to report for work..
so there, despite the groogy feeling of being soo sleepy
i just thought that our day has just begun,

and i had one special itinerary for today, that is to go and visit rovie (bestfriend in highschool, and haven't seen each other for sixteen years and eight months after graduation in Highschool, and now a blogging buddy ).

rovie - has been inviting me to visit and see her in davao many times then, but due to the distant and always busy schedules of me in the past past years, i cannot fulfill my promise to her that someday, oneday, i am going to see her,  until this time.

at some point, there were hesitations as to go or not to go to her place because of time constraint plus, my point of origin is from the south most of Davao and her place is from the North most, and when she told me of "Ulas" (her place) i couldn't find it in the EZ MAP i'm holding, i am in a kinda panicky mode as to how am i going to reach her place?

Nonetheless, i've decided to see her, even just for a while since i know if i let this day passed i won't make it anymore, and with the patience, guide and expertise of my buddy in map reading and direction we reached  rovie's place earlier than her estimated time of our arrival.

our meeting didn't even lasted for an hour, as another appointment is waiting for us somewhere in the city, but what's important with seeing her is the fact that after 16 long years of not not seeing each other in person, we got the feel of each others physical comfort today and it would be a forever cherished reunion with her, with her better half  Papa Bren and the "makulit at wala sa mood" little Bella.


flo: have we grown old?

rov: not much that old, i guess more on wisdom...(laughs)

flo: ...and weights and heights too...
rov: yeah, right... (laughs)


..let's add some grown curves and waves too.. ha ha ha!

with this post, i made a recollection on our Highschool's "tweetums" mode with rove and the rest of our group, indeed a memory worth remembering...and i miss them, a lot..

one thought that comes in my mind is the so-called "treasured friendship", no matter the time and distance which makes you apart, there is always that one moment in your life that you opened yourself to let those moments live again.
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ei, before i get emo on this part, i'm planning to update this post, by putting some of our old pics with rove to compare now and then... watched out for it, guys, i just need to dig on my photo albums and scanned those pic to post. soon.

that's it for now!






Wednesday, December 7, 2011

amazing trip to DAVAO

 DAVAO - definitely one of my list in my must go places before traveling outside Philippines, and at last it happened with a plus factor that this trip wasn't a business trip like those of my previous trips, but purely a vacation trip, to see the place wth my own gusto and be reunited with my old and the not so old friends.:D

with this, allow me to narrate every detail of my trip from day one up to the last day, though there were one thing very common with the experience all throughout the trip, that is: TIRING YET AMAZINGLY ENJOYING!

on the first day,
fetched from airport all the way to attend the Christening of "Baby Jieann" (my inaanak), but since the plane arrived late, i only joined the dinner and the night party which lasted about two o'clock in the morning.

on the second day,
still wanting to hit that sack because of the late slumber, but really need to get up to take a power breakfast because this day is a very long day, as the itinerary was being laid down:
together with the colleagues,

let's begin with a trek inside  GAP FARMING RESORT at Ma.a, Davao City 

(still photos will speak much of how enjoying the tour was..)
i took some snapshot while the others are busy investigating the whatever..
making "kulit mode" climbing the stiff stairs
stop overs..
no animals were harmed when this photo was taken.. :D
so nice to feel young again...
needs a shade..
dare to be bold....
got tired with my hav,  i have to lift it so i can walk equally fast.. he he 
once there were the young ones...
and a final pose before going to the next attraction... 

are you still up, for the next story line? i'll tell you that, this is quite a story --its simply an amazing trip ..!
anyways, here's a peek on our ..

trail to the Japanese Tunnel still in Ma,a, Davao City 

im asking him to date me out..LOL
but, this is where i ended..ROLL!
as if... ha ha
who looks more like of a geisha..
and so with the others, once sitted at the couch can't help but fallen asleep
tiredness knocking us out... 

and, after gaining some energy with the accidental naps we proceeded to have a lunch at former's Dencio's resto and guess what's the ordered menu..?
it's a Crocodile and Ostrich Meat, as the group wanted to taste the Davao's pride of excotic food, and for this time they ordered: KALDERETANG CROCODILE and OSTRICH SISIG, i tried to eat both meat but just after the maxtication process in my digestive system -- ahh.. you don't wanna know what happended, well, nothing much but just ending up starving :(


croco meat
ostrich meat

.so much for the foodie thing, let's go now to the third tourist attraction that we got for this day,

the Davao Butterfly House 

nature, life, beauty..and of course ME
i'm looking for some warning signs, that would keep us out from here.. ha ha

oh well, someone who could tell me that playgrounds were just meant for kids to play? ha ha, anyway, we are just actually killing the time waiting for the animal show at crocodile park that would start at 4:00 o'clock in the afternoon as we intend to watch it...
   
NEXT STOP DAVAO CROCODILE PARK

cool...

 it's almost dusk when we left the park and i'll say its super enjoying out there.. we're now ready moving to our night escape which is going to panabo city, davao oriental -- where one of our classmate from there invited us for a big time  dinner.

but just before we reached the dinner table, we stopped by to fetched something and i did a little tripping on this stage... LOL!

sana ngayong pasko...ay maalala mo pa rin ako... 

the night ended up so high and full, and tiring and once our back hit the bunks, we said goodnight to the world. 

that's it! i have to cut my story in here, please join me again for another page of my storyline about this trip, because there were more exciting fun in the next days of my stay.

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