Why KDrama?

As a senior citizen one might wonder why I am was hooked with these Korean Dramas.  Just like fangirling, I joined the bandwagon quite late.  I was wondering why a lot of people are swooning over these KDramas and most of the Korean actors.  Most are not really the handsome type based on Western standards same is true with the girls.

My first KDrama was Boys Over Flowers..I cant remember what year it was shown here in the Philippines but it was dubbed in Pilipino.

I was hooked starting from the first episode..story of poor girl meets haughty and proud rich boy.  Reminiscent of my high school and early college days where most of us were swooning over Mills and Boons and Barbara Cartland.  I replayed this Kdrama several times already and I still enjoy it.  This also started my admiration for Lee Min Ho and Geum Jan Di (until now I can not remember her real name…so hard to remember Korean names  its Ku Hye Sun.  Then there was a short focus on Lovers in Paris…but I was not really hooked.  After that, I totally abandoned watching these Kdramas.

Recently, my son was watching Legend of the Blue Seas and I was curious.  The lead actor is Lee Min Ho…and I was hooked again.  It is more convenient to watch almost everything on line.  These started my spending a lot of my evening watching until the final episode.  Then I searched for other dramas of Lee Min Ho and watched the Heirs.  Then I stumbled upon another pretty Korean actor Ji Chang Wook..and I became an avid fan.

I searched everything about him and discovered that he really adores his Mom…he gave his earning to her and she has a lot of pictures in his Instagram.  By the way I followed him in instagram! It was a bit disappointing as the time I discovered him he has already enlisted for his mandatory military service…so his fans will see his projects again in 2019!! First watched his KDrama, the Healer, the Suspicious Partner and Smile Again and K2.

The Healer, Ji Chang Wook and Park Min Young

So, why a lot of people love this KDramas?? I think these are some of the answers:

  1.  Plots are refreshing not bombarded with sex plotlines, though romance is in the story, they handle it so well that audience really feel the kilig. I noticed Korean actors respect their partners a lot as touching is limited and in most case the sensitive parts are avoided.  This can be a factor of the production, from the director but I have noticed this in almost all romantic KDramas.
  2. The stars look good and the chemistry is very strong despite lack of of the so-called LoveTeams that Filipino showbiz are crazy about.  In addition, it seems stars from different management are free to be in any drama as long as management agrees to the arrangement.  Unlike here where contract stars are barred from appearing in rival network.  It limits the creativity of the actors and most of the time audience has to contend to the old and lame LoveTeams.
  3. It clearly shows the Korean culture.  In Smile Again Donghae, the Korean all time favorite Kimchi was focused.  The process in making the dish, from selection of very good quality raw materials, the process itself, temperature control, packaging and how it can be used in other dishes.  As a food technology student, we were exposed to the production of Kimchi, we saw how it is done in Korea through videos and we prepared batches in the laboratory.   Is one KDrama, It is My First Life, marriage beliefs and traditions were highlighted and how the current young generation coped with antiquated mores and traditions so suit their lifetsyle.
  4. The audience picks up a lot from the drama, how the economy is run specifically when conglomerates are involved, influence of politics and how the justice and police system works.
  5. The pace of the story is fast enough so one wants to go on to the next episode, never mind if it is already three o’clock in the morning and I have to be up early for a travel. So unlike Filipino teleseryes where the leads sometimes get all the unlucky stars in the universe, drums of tears are shed, and venomous actions are done for revenge and the story keeps going round and round most especially if the ratings are high.
  6. The end of the story is sometimes unexpected, the same is true with twists and turns in the plot….thus after watching several episodes (for the completed dramas) I jump to the last episode.  I don’t want to watch a Kdrama where the leads die or go separate ways.  I want a feel good drama as indeed I want to be entertained.
  7. The production of the KDramas are very good, location wise and soundtrack is also very good despite the fact that I can not understand the language except for a few phrases here and there.  I also discovered that the actors and actresses are really good in their craft, a lot studied in the universities and most can sing very well.

 

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Executive Leadership Seminar at the Holiday Inn and Suites Makati

Our Human Resource Administrative Service invited all third level official to attend an Executive Leadership Seminar to be conducted by Mr. Francis Kong.  Initially I did not really show interest as we have a lot of activities to implement.  But there were repeated emails from HRAS and I asked our Regional Director if I can attend the Seminar.  A few days before the Seminar, we got the administrative details as was surprised to know that the venue of our seminar is at the Holiday Inn and Suites Hotel in Makati.  I know that this is hotel is a bit pricey compared to the usual hotels where our seminars and workshops are conducted..so we were excited.  This blog is not about the seminar but rather some sort of a review of the hotel.

I took the first flight from Iloilo and arrived in Makati a little after eight Sunday morning.  Took the airport taxi (I always take this to avoid the hassle with taxi drivers after I had a bad experience with an airport yellow taxi).  Rate from Terminal 2 to the hotel is P330.  The driver forgot that I do not have a big luggage thus he opened the back portion of the Adventure ..the  hotel crew were also surprised as I only have a backpack with me. I directed to the elevator and instructed to go up the lobby.  The hotel staff were very polite and accommodating.  There are not rooms available yet (of course check in time is at 3PM) thus I left my backpack at the hotel and walked up to the Greenbelt Chapel to hear mass.

I went back to the hotel at around 2PM and checked in….at 1420.  The room is very nice but I am very sensitive if there are carpets and would immediately detect if these are properly cleaned and maintained.  Sad to say the carpets in the corridors and in the rooms are musty…but not so that it made me sneeze..tolerable but disappointing for the hotel that charges more than P7,000 for s standard room.  I do not know how much our office paid..maybe they were able to get discounts.

Two double beds..very comfortable

Instant coffee, tea and bottled water

View from our room

Table setting at Flavors where breakfast are served

We went down for our breakfast at Flavors.  When we entered the restaurant, there was I think a lady in the reception but did not ask or assist us to be seated so we went inside and looked for a vacant table.  We saw this table and was about to sit when a waiter asked us if we were assigned to that table.  I asked him if there are table assignments as nobody assisted us. He asked for our room number and then I asked him regarding table assignment..only to be told that we can sit at that table. I was looking around for a waiter so we can ask for coffee…it seems it is not self service as there are two coffee stations with ladies busy preparing coffee.  I decided to first get my food..finished my fruits and still there was nobody to ask for coffee.  The crew seemed harassed as there are a lot of guests. Anyway, I approached the lady at the coffee station and asked if we can be served four coffee….she did not answer but just looked at our table.  I took it that she got my order.  When I returned to the table, nobody dished out our used plates thus my companion took her plate and gave it to a waitress and pointed to the table to get my used dish.  Another companion came back to the table so pissed off as another lady answered her a bit impolitely regarding dishing out our plates.  I told her to put it on the floor if nobody will get it…it was also about the time a waiter arrived at our table with coffee (ordered by another companion as the coffee I ordered never came).  He asked if there is problem and we told him about an impolite waitress.

 Buffet Breakfast..egg and noodle station plus cooked dishes

 

He probably gave the feedback to the lady as she came to our table and gave two slices of mango to my roommate. She told the lady that we did not ask for the mango and is not interested to eat one but she told us that it is for her/us.  Well, to appease a customer after treating her badly?? If I will be paying for my hotel accommodation I will not book in this hotel again.  The housekeeping and front lobby staff are very good though.  They need to train more their staff at Flavors or maybe add more staff if there are a lot of guests.

The Sunday Currently No. 31

It took me quite a while to go back to my blog as I am preoccupied in watching Korean Drama.  I was wondering why a lot seems to be hooked with this KDramas.  I was introduced by my son to the Legend of the Blue Seas and of course I am hooked as the lead actor is my favorite Lee Min Ho.

Reading still The Dogs of War by Frederick Forsyth.  I have been reading this for a long time as I go through only a few pages at a time.  There are so many things that I need to do and most of the time I am in the internet.

Writing nothing…..

Listening listening to the laughter of my nieces in the other house and also to the video my son is watching in my room.

Thinking of things that I need to prepare as I’m going back to Bacolod City early in the morning.

Smelling the newly cooked fried tuna for our dinner.

Wishing there are more than 24 hours in day so that I can do more things and of course more strength to do it.

Hoping that I can stick to a healthier diet so I can lose weight.

Wearing very old sleeveless top with my shorts.  My blouse is so old, almost in tatters but I love wearing it.

Loving the effect of the Face Shop serum I have been using for my face. Also loving all the K dramas I am watching.  Found a new KDrama idol Ji Chang Wook… Love all his Dramas but he is in military service now so he will be able to come up with new one mid 2019.

Wanting clean the house but there are just so many things that I still need to sort out.

Needing a new prescription for my hypertension medicine.

Feeling a bit sleepy….but I still have a lot of things to do.

Followed this from the blog of Siddathorton

 

Isla Higantes Weekend

These group of islands in northern Iloilo have been famous for the past years as more visitors discovered the beauty of the islands, the beaches and of course the bountiful seafood.  My son wanted to visit though I am wary as the seas are a bit rough during the Habagat season.  We planned to go on a weekend…so target is 23-24 September 2017.  On September 22nd, I had an official trip to Roxas City and the weather was overcast, sometimes raining and generally gloomy.  I’m not confident that we can push through with our trip. In the afternoon, it rained so hard and there is a low pressure developing off Surigao area.

I have requested our part time driver to find a resort and other arrangements for us.  We were given costing of P6,500 for pumpboat good for 20 which includes trip from Bancal port in Carles to Isla Higantes, island hopping and trip back to Carles.  Too expensive for us as we are only 10.  An officemate recommended that I contact Arjan Resort at 09999918643. It was a good thing as he informed me that there is a passenger pumpboat that leaves Carles at 10AM and fare is only P80.00. Though it is still raining, we prepared for the trip though I feel that it is quite dangerous as the seas might be rough and we might be stranded in the islands!  The whole night it was raining…at 5:30Am I texted everybody that we are cancelling the trip.  A few minutes later my son told me that forecast says there are no rains…and of course I checked the low pressure area..low chance of developing into a typhoon. The rain has stopped though the sky is still overcast.  I again texted everybody that we are pushing through the trip.  Left our place at past 6AM then proceeded to the City to pick up Mity and Titin.  We left Iloilo City  at around 7AM. Our driver is familiar with the road and I am confident that we can be at Bancal Port before 10AM.  We have no breakfast except for Mity ann Titin who were able to eat at McDonalds.  I have loafbreads and SPAM that I was panning to make into sandwiched but since I was not sure that we can go I just brought the all our baons.  Jan cooked ang walang kamatayan na adobong baboy. Our vehicle is a pick up truck so we cant all fit inside…thus Mity, Titin, Ericka and Yanyan was at the back together with all our bags…all ready with trapal in case it rains. Thank God..it did not rain!!!

Roads to the north are now very good with some areas already having four lanes..but the woe in travelling are the too many motocycles that are the king of the roads.  We arrived Bancal Port in Carles at 9:55!! It was a good thing there are still spaces for us in the pumpboat.  Fare is at P80 plus enviromental fee of P75 per person. Since we were the last to board, we opted for the first seats in the pumpboat although I know that waves will really hit us as there are no tarps.  We all are in high spirits despite the cloudy skies.

The pumpboat is a bit small but we are all excited.

Simple rooms with two double and two single beds for P2,500.

Its off season, we practically occupied the resort with a family on the other side.  The boys immediately decided that they will sleep in the hammocks outside.

We ordered lunch for 10, sinigang na isda and buttered/sauteed scallops and of course we have our adobong baboy. While waiting for lunch everybody had a very late breakfast of loafbread and palamans.

Off for Island Hopping.  Pumbpoat at P2,000.00 including a tour guide.

That’s US!!!

Scallops at P1.00 a piece!!!

Wasay-wasay

Sea Urchins at P15/piece

Uni!!!

 

Eating seafood in the Sandbar

Our guide (sorry forgot the name) is expert in getting pictures!

All set for our Banana Boat Ride

 

Picture after our Banana Boat Ride

The Beach in front of the resort is not good for swimming but there are lots of crabs especially at night.

Pumpboat to Estancia

The following day, we will be going back to Iloilo City and the passenger pumpboat leaves at 3PM for Carles.  This is too late for us as we will reach our place at past 8PM.  We inquired how much is the rate for a pumpbaot and it is P3,500!!! It was a good thing we were informed that a passenger pumpboat leaves for Estancia at 8AM.  WE decided to proceeded to Estancia and Clint will get our pick up in Carles.

We arrived in Estancia at past 11AM, ate lunch and waited for our pick up arrive.

There are very few fishing boats arriving and their catch are pitiful..very small  fish, there was even a baby shark!!

All of us enjoyed our short trip to Isla Higantes.  Though the seas were a bit rough going to the Islands, we really enjoyed our stay and siland hopping as there were not too many tourists.  There were only a few pumpboats going on island hopping so we have more time to enjoy the place.  It was a bit sad (though its okay with me) as the Tangke area is closed.  For those who would like to visit Isla Higantes you can get in touch with Arjan Resort.

 

 

The Sunday Currently No. 30

I have a lot of topics that needs to be blogged, lots of pictures to be included but I really do not have the time to sit down and add to my blogs.  It is a good thing that I discovered the Sunday Currently…at least I have something to add to this blog once in a while.

Reading – I have not touched any of the books that I am currently reading.  In fact, I added another one, about the story of a Geisha..I brought the book with to Manila a few weeks ago when we had several activities but I always spend a lot of time in Twitter and the games I am currently playing that reading books!!

Writing – this blog.

Listening – Listening to the sound of lizards and the sound of our santol falling on the roof of our garage! I realized that it is so quiet in our neighborhood this evening.

Thinking – of the coming expenses that I need to face once my son is in between his cruises.  I have to handle the amortization payments of our pick up!

Smelling – the conditioner that I used after dyeing my hair.

Wishing – that I can do more things but I am not as young and I can not do a lot of things nowadays.  But this weekend I achieved a lot. Cleaned our refrigerator including all the ref magnets that we have accumulated.  Sad that Colosseum ref magnet of my son fell and the sides were broken…I have to buy glue to I can rescue the pieces. Had our pick checked in for maintenance, our two old airconditioner cleaned (by an expert of course), did a lot of laundry, etc.

Hoping – we can implement all our projects successfully.  So thankful that our first NIR MSME Summit was a success.  Thank you Lord!

Wearing – an old sleeveless shirt and printed walking shorts.

Loving – that I have accomplished a lot this weekend.

Wanting – to eat but I am getting fat…I think I lost a few pounds this week but gained it back this weekend.

Needing – needing to loose weight.  I think the food supplement RD Aster recommended is very good its MAXGLX…I do not get tired easily.

Feeling – good!!

No link again to Siddathortorn as she has not updated her blog.

 

The Sunday Currently No.29

Weekends are very tiring days for me as it’s the only time I am at home.  This weekend (long weekend) I took it slowly as I am not feeling well..attacked by allergic rhinitis and I do not have my spray.  Went to the doctor for followup of my hypertension and borderline blood sugar.  Drat I was made to repeat the labs as it was still last March!  I know all my lab results will probably be beyond normal limits so I did not have my blood extracted…maybe in the coming months.

Reading – nothing for the past several weeks.  I have several books that are in process of being read.  I am always in my computer or my smartphone.  Addicted to games – Criminal Case, Candy Crush (Level 663), Bejeweled Blitz.  Tried Everwing, its exciting but I prefer games that make me think.  Maybe there are strategies here but I have not fully explored the game yet.

Writing – nothing too.  If typing this blog post is writing..so this is it!

Listening – to the karaoke session of my neighbors.  No choice as the volume is up :-(.

Thinking – that I should pay more attention to my health.  Eat less, drink less coke (addicted) and do more exercises.

Smelling- adobo I am cooking for dinner yummmm more eating!

Wishing – my allergic rhinitis would go away. I took citirizine last night and I am a bit groggy today but it is not as strong as Iterax.

Hoping – I will be well tomorrow so that I can do more housework.  Need to sort a lot of things.  I was able to buy the cabinet I wanted for the kitchen and it looks better now.  There are still a lot of things that need to be sorted so there will be less garbage in the house.

Wearing – shirt and porontong shorts.

Loving – the feeling of the air from the electric fan.  I would have love it more if it is cooler air from an airconditioner.

Wanting – to sleep!!

Needing – sleep!

Feeling – sleepy

 

Thanks Siddathorton for this Sunday Currently.  I will not link up as you have not posted a new one.

Visiting Sites in Manila

I have been to different places in Metro Manila but I have not really explored the area near Malacanang.  One weekend (June 17, 2017),  my friend Glenda and I decided to explore old Manila.  We took a bus (it was a new PUB) from Ayala in Makati and alighted near Quiapo Church. I have been to Quiapo area several times before but I can not remember if I heard mass here in Quiapo Church or the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene. It was mostly a visit to shop especially when I was a student in Diliman and later in Los Banos.

Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene (Quiapo Church)

We passed by the Ilalim ng Tulay which is now full of stores to reach the other side so we can take a jeepney to San Miguel, Manila.  We first visited to San Miguel Church or the Regal Parish and the National Shrine of Saint Michael and the Archangels (our parish is also Saint Michael the Archangel here in San Miguel, Iloilo) as we wanted to see the images of the seven archangels.  But only three are in the altar. We were informed that indeed there were seven but later only the three Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael remained.  We asked where are the other images of the other archangels but the people there do not know what happened to the images.

We were told that originally the middle portion is where the imagine of St. Michael is located while the top and side are occupied by the other archangels.

St. Michael the Archangel slaying the devil

After taking a lot of pictures inside and outside the church we walked leisurely along Jose Laurel Street and marvel at the grandiose old buildings on both sides of the street.  The Philippines is a rich country as we were able to afford to build these beautiful regal structures.

Jose Laurel Street, so quiet and serene with the Malacanang fence on the right side

We were really enjoying our leisurely walk, taking pictures of the gate (we know that we can’t take pictures of what is inside Malacanang grounds) when a gate opened and a Presidential Security Guard told us that we are not allowed to take pictures.  We were seen in the CCTV taking pictures. Bomber…we were enjoying the grand structures, marveling at the intricate designs in the gates and wondering why there gates have different names….the President was not even in residence that time but well we have to obey.

We continued our walk up to the National Shrine of St Jude Thaddeus.  It is not as old as the San Miguel Church. I was already hungry by that time as I have not taken my breakfast so we dropped by Max Restaurant to eat an early lunch.  We then took another jeepney to Intramuros.

This is the first time I have been to Intramuros!! I have taken for granted the old places in the capital of the country. We visited the Manila Cathedral (The Minor Basilica and the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Concepcion), and the San Agustin Church and Museum. This will be in another blog.

 

Weekend Escapade to Mararison Island (Visited last May 2016)

It was 1997 when I first visited the Island together with officemates doing our monitoring of our CIDA assisted projects in the province of Antique.  It was not a “to go” place yet, in  fact it is just of the the islets that is accessible to the mainland Antique.  We had only a few hours to spare so we went there in the early morning, rented a pumpboat and went straight to the cove at the back of the island.  We can see from the boat that were only a few houses near the sandbar area.  The waters around the island was so clear that we can see beautiful corals.  I do not know if the conditions of the corals are still the same as we were not able to go on a boating trip.  The so beautiful cove where we swam in 1997, is so different now..maybe because the tide was so low and the stony beach was revealed.

IMG_1884It is not attractive or even safe to swim as there are sea urchins.

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This time, its a different experience as we will be spending the night in the island.  The “kids” in the office planned the trip and I just went along with their plans.  They left early morning via RORO (Roll On Roll Off) from BREDCO in Bacolod to Dumangas port in Iloilo.  A Kinglong hired mini bus picked them up and passed by our town to pick me up and my niece.  We drove up to Miagao, Iloilo via Cordova Road in Tibauan.  We had our breakfast in Miagao at the house of an officemate, visited the famous Miagao Church for prayers and picture taking.

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From Miagao, we proceeded to Antique, and dropped by the house of another officemate to pick up cooked rice.  We did our CR break, had snacks and proceeded to Culasi.  In Culasi, we registered at the Tourist Center before boarding our hired pump boat to Mararison Island.

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We arrived in the island and went directly to the house we will be staying.  Most families in the island accept homestays.  The area is a bit congested with houses very near each other. It is not a very comfortable lodging area but since we will be staying for only a night..we have to make do as we are paying only P2,400 for the whole house..there are 18 of us in the group.

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We brought cooked food for our lunch and everybody was hungry.  After lunch, some ventured to explore but it was too hot.  We decided to rest and go trekking mid afternoon when it is not too hot anymore.

 

We hired two guides to take us trekking in the hills of Mararison.  I was surprised that despite my age, I did not really feel tired during the trek.  There were areas where it was so high and I felt my far of heights.

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We were not able to complete the whole trek as our older guide decided to cur it short..anyway it was a good thing as I do not think I can handle the height.

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We immediately proceeded to the sandbar area and enjoy the dip/swim.

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We had breakfast and prepared to leave the island.  It took quite some time for us to board our hired mini buas as we were looking for the original driver.  We proceeded to Sibalom again as we were expected for lunch.  Enjoyed lunch at Raizza’s house.  Then we were ready to go back to Iloilo…the rest proceeded to Dumangas to take the RORO back to Bacolod.

Weekend Getaway in Bantayan Island

We started the getaway last year when a group in our office planned to visit Mararison Island in Antique.  This year, we planned early as we already knew of the long weekends for the year.  Labor Day (May 1) falls on a Monday thus we will have three days to enjoy with the group.  It was decided that we will visit Bantayan Island.  Just like last year, we let the kids ( the younger generation in the Office) do the planning.

We left the Office at around 4:30H on 29 May 2017 (our plan was at 4:00) so we can catch the first trip to Bantayan island.  The management of vessel plying Cadiz-Bantayan route doe not accept reservation, thus we have to be there early though the published schedule is at 9:00H.  Our trip was again a bit delayed due to a Fun Run out side the city.  it was still dark and a bit dangerous as people manning the area of the fun run are ill equipped.  Most do not have reflectorized vest thus motorists have to be very careful to avoid accidents.

The morning sun breaking breaking the dawn as we approach Cadiz City

 We arrived in Cadiz port at around 5:30H and was greeting by cold pleasant breeze.

 There were already a lot of passengers and we immediately bought our tickets for our group of 15.  We brought sandwiches for our breakfast (spam and egg sandwiches).  The maximum number of passengers were rapidly filled as we boarded the vessel (referred to as Batil..a big pumpboat with a capacity of 162 Passengers) at around 7:00H.

We left Cadiz port at around 7:30H and reached Bantayan Island at around 10:00.  The trip was enjoyable as we were allowed to go up the boat to take lots and lots of pictures.

Carbin reef in the distance

Transferred to a smaller boat (standing position) so we can reach the pier.

Took several trisikads (P10/passenger) up to the jeepney terminal for Sta. Fe.  There we got a Multicab to ake us direct to our Pension house in Sta Fe (fare is P25/passenger).  Bantayan Island is similar to Gumaras Island with rocky terrain but do not have that much vegetation.  There are a lot of barren areas..maybe remnants of the effect of Typhoon Yolanda.  We were booked at Adelaida Pension…check in is at 12:00 and we arrived around 11:00H.  So we had our lunch as we brought cooked food.  The owner of the pension House allowed guests to use the dining area and even allowed us to use their kitchen to cook our meals free of charge! After check-in, we agreed to meet at 16:00H to explore the beach.  I booked a room good for three at P1,400.  Its a good deal as the room is spacious, very good airconditioning with hot and cold water and most of all very good WIFI.

View of the balcony from our room.

The beach is around 10 minutes walk from Adelaida’s, passing by seaside community.  It was low tide and we saw people just brought in their nets with their catch.  The fishers were small but since these were very fresh we bought a kilogram each of latab and asous to add our dinner and breakfast.

Fresh catch…though small but we know that this will taste very good!

Sta. Fe Beach

The beach is very wide but not even.  The sand is off white..similar to Guimaras white sand.  We took a dip in the sea (did not really swim) as there are lots of stones, seagrass and maybe sea urchins.  We just stayed in one place as we are not sure of the beach and enjoyed dipping until it was already dark.  Went back to Adelaidas to cook our dinner and rested early.

We decided to go to Ogtong Cave and Resort and maybe go to another resort the following day.  Some went out early to again explore the beach while most of us stayed to cook our breakfast the lunch.

View of the beach from Ogtong Cave and resort

We really enjoyed the beach here and we decided to stay rather than transfer to another resort.  There is a cave with brackishwater pool but as I am not fond of caves…I did not venture inside.

Enjoyed our simple lunch…sinabawan nga latab, paksiw na asuos, adobong abbaoy and corned beef, scrambled eggs (supposed to be for breakfast but we ate hot pandesal with peanut butter and coffee).

 Stayed in this resort until 2:30pm then went back to Adelaidas to rest and prepare for our early morning trip back to Cadiz City.

After a short nap, I asked around where the Catholic Church is. I was late for the mass as there was no trisikad available to I walked up to the town center.

Sto. Nino Catholic Church of the Municipality of Sta. Fe, Cebu

Till our next visit…Adelaida’s Pensionne Hotel

Dropped by Bantayan Market to buy some their famous dried fish but was disappointed as it is expensive and quality are not that good.

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Boat transfer from port to the bigger Super SM

The Sunday Currently No.28

My posts are not as frequent as I really want it to be but there are a lot of other things that I need to do aside from updating my blog.  I missed writing the Sunday Currently editions and I missed Siddathornton’s.  Visited her blog and was happy that she is back.

Reading Frederick Forsyth’s The Dogs of War.  Been reading it for quite sometime..only a few pages at a time as I easily get tired..or maybe I start reading when I am already very tired.  I left this book at home and I have not gone home for three weeks! Busy with summer activities.

Writing nothing…maybe just this blogpost.

Listening to the You Tube my nephew is watching in the next table.  I really don’t know what he is watching and cant even understand .. its just the sound of someone talking.

Thinking of our next summer escapade in Boracay. It will be a long roadtrip ..more than five hours plus 1 1/2 hours travel via fastcraft from Bacolod City…but I am looking forward to enjoy our activity.  Boracay is so crowded but I still love the beach.

Smelling dried small dilis that I ate with my dinner.  Actually it more in my imagination. A bit disappointed as the batch I bought is a bit salty.  Tried it with my lettuce salad last night too.

Wishing it will be a bit cooler.  It is so hot and humid these past few days.  How I wish it will rain tonight.

Hoping I will have time and energy to do a bit of housekeeping tomorrow.  Though it is a fiesta (yearly festival) but I have not really been celebrating since my husband started hemodialysis.  I do cook a bit and of course hear mass but we have not invited people to our home.

Wearing my old tshirt and walking shorts…my attire at home.

Loving my relatively new washing machine.  It really made my washing day not so tiring as when I was doing handwashing or using my old washing machine.  I did four loads today! One for light colors, one for dark colors, one for blankets and bedsheets and last for the whites.  I have already folded all the clothes that do not need ironing.

Wanting to sleep in an airconditioned room but just thinking of the electric bills skyrocketing…makes me endure the heat.

Needing to clean the house! I have been saying this for so long but I seem not have the energy to do it especially in this heat.

Feeling so hot even if the electric fan is blowing directly.

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