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Friday, December 10, 2010

BlogFest SOCCSKSARGEN 2010 Press Release


BlogFest SOCCSKSARGEN 2010 Press Release



One day to go and all roads will lead to General Santos City for Southern Mindanao’s biggest blogging event, the BlogFest SOCCSKSARGEN 2010! The event gathers more than 100 bloggers and new media enthusiasts and has scheduled 11 speakers in 13 talks at the Grand Royale Ballroom of General Santos City’s East Asia Royale Hotel.



YES! SOCCSKSARGEN Blogfest 2010 is happening tomorrow, Saturday, December 11 at the Grand Ballroom of the East Asia Royale Hotel in Gen San City. If you’re a blogger and you have yet to hear anything about this event, chances are, you’re the kind of audience that this Blogfest needs to be there. Yes, right there in the first row seated together with no less than, kuya Avel Manansala and Kuya Orman Manansala!

List of speakers (fromGensan News Online Mag of Avel Manansala):

Google Philippines Aileen Apolo-de Jesus

Presidential Communications Operations Office Manager Jay Jaboneta
UP Diliman Department of Journalism Professor Danilo Arao
Davao Bloggers President Ria Abella Jose
Soccsksargen Tourism Advocate Michelle Lopez-Solon
Digital Filipino’s Janette Toral
Zamboanga Multi-media Guru Ryann Elumba
Web Presence Strategist Fil-Am Dale Palileo
Internet Security Expert Bobby Soriano 

They are all willing and eager to increase your passion for the much vaunted New Media!

Giving the Keynote Speeches to inspire and challenge them are GenSan Mayor Darlene Antonino-Custodio and Representative Pedro B. Acharon, Jr. of the 1st District of South Cotabato.

Attend the SOCCSKARGEN Blogfest 2010 at ma ka ka rubbing elbows mo na ang mga blogger royalty na sila Kuya Avel Manansala, kuya Orman Manansala, Enrico Dee etc.

If you want a copy of the events program head to this site and download it.

This event’s sponsors are overwhelmingly overwhelming. As in major major talaga!!!! Kakaloka!

Platinum Partner and Venue Sponsor East Asia Royale Hotel
Platinum Partner Sagittarius Mining Inc.
Gold Partner and Wifi Provider SMART Communications and SMART Bro
Gold Partner and Official Blogfest Tshirt Provider Gaisano Mall of GenSan
Office of Representative Pedro B. Acharon, Jr. of the 1st District of South Cotabato
Office of Representative Emmanuel Pacquiao, of the lone District of Sarangani
Gold Sponsor and Speakers’ Official Residence Dolores Hotels and Resorts
Silver Partner and Photo Safari Sponsor Robinsons Place GenSan
Silver Partner and Official Tech Provider STI College GenSan
Silver Partner and Official Browser OPERA for Desktops
Silver Partner and Official Videographer Royale Iris Studio Productions
Silver Partner and Sashimi Night Venue Sponsor Alta Veranda Hall
Bronze Partners, namely the Local Government Unit of General Santos City, Go Sarangani Travel and Tours, Ingress Sponsor Music City Family KTV, Zion Travel and Tours -Gaisano, OMF Lit Bookshop-GenSan, P.R. firm Geisler Maclang Communications Inc., Montage Digital Photography Inc – Gaisano(Official Photographer), PCWorx -KCC, Kristan Bookstore, South Cotabato Tambayan, Miss Mocca Cafe, Hi-Tech Pinoy Internet Cafe and GenSan City Councilor Margareth Rose N. Santos.
Special Patrons Ryan’s Lechon House, Jam’s Garden, Red Trellis Seafood Garden, Gio’s Mongolian,Arnevel’s Le Jardin and Caterers.
GenSan News Online Mag, Ganda Ever So Much, Alexis C. Chua, Xyrilloid Landicho, Gilbert Tan, Arnel and Rosilie Lim, and of course…
Mindanao New Media.

Hurry up and please register now. This online registration for the Blogfest Sox 2010 started less than two weeks ago and slots have been filled up already fast. The deadline of payment is on Friday, December 10 at 5pm. So if I were you, go to this site and register. Why? Because “Walk-in registrants could be on waitlist to check if there are no-shows, one hour into the programme on Saturday, December 11” according to Bariles!

Lastly, there’s a photo safari after! Hurray! So for photobloggers out there tara lets!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Great Wall of China in Mutianyu


The Great Wall of China is referred to in Mandarin as Wanli Changcheng
  (10,000-Li Long Wall or simply very long wall)
BEIJING, CHINA- Since I was a child, I always wonder how it is to traverse The Great Wall of China. So many questions keep popping on my head, like would it collapse when I walked on the thousand years old flooring? Or would my stiletto heeled boots be caught in between the tiles that made up the Great wall? Would I be the Jill tumbling down the Great Wall? Ha ha ha!
My childhood dream became a reality when I joined a tour to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China last November 24, 2010, for 320 RMB including entrance fee, breakfast, lunch and transportation to and from Mutianyu. 

Mutianyu is a very ideal location to appreciate the grandness of the Great Wall as well as to avoid the crowds of the portion of the Great Wall at Badaling. 

Mutianyu is the most beautiful section of the Great Wall of China, filled with fragrant flowers in spring, abundantly verdant in summer, charming with red-leafed maple trees in autumn and enchanting covered in pure white snow in winter.
Cable cars are available to help visitors go up The Great Wall of China in Mutianyu easily. The cost is 45 RMB. It is better to get the package of Cable going up plus Toboggan going down for only 65 RMB. This is not included in the tour package. You have to shell out another 65 RMB on top of the 320 RMB tour package.  You could opt to have the cable car alone going up The Great Wall of China in Mutianyu for 45 RMB per person.
I was so afraid I did not enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding valley when I rode the open cable car at The Great Wall of China in Mutianyu. Who would not be terrified riding an open cable car? The attendant shoved me to the passing cable car seat because I froze when I saw that the open cable car has no safety belt.
At the Great Wall of China, there are many uneven surfaces, many steep stairs to climb and a lot of walking to do, add to that, the unmerciful Siberian wind blowing so strongly. I was catching my breath after only a few minutes of walking at The Great Wall of China in Mutianyu. But the view from the Great wall is simply amazing.
I learned that the Mutianyu (Chinese: 慕田峪; pinyin: Mùtiányù) is a section of the Great Wall of China located in Huairou County 70km northeast of Beijing. The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall is connected with Jiankou in the west and Lianhuachi in the east. As one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall, the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs.
Built mainly with granite, the wall is 7-8 meters high and the top is 4-5 meters wide. Compared with other sections of Great Wall, Mutianyu Great Wall possesses unique characteristics in its construction. 

Mutianyu watchtowers are densely placed along this section of the Great Wall - 22 watchtowers on this 2,250-meter-long stretch. Both the outer and inner parapets are crenelated with merlons, so that shots could be fired at the enemy on both sides - a feature very rare on other parts of the Great Wall. 

The Mutianyu Pass consists of 3 watchtowers, one big in the center and two smaller on both sides. Standing on the same terrace, the three watchtowers are interconnected to each other inside and compose a rarely seen structure among all sections of Great Wall.
The view from one of the window of the tower is simply amazing.
Besides, this section of Great Wall is surrounded by woodland and streams. The forest-coverage rate is over 90 percent. The view is breathtaking and certainly an experience to remember.
Going down, I took advantage of Mutianyu's wheeled toboggan ride down from The Great Wall of China in Mutianyu on a winding metal track. 
Toboggan (luge) is definitely the way to go down from The Great Wall of Mutianyu. It's a great way to end a great day and this is suitable for everyone.
You'll be at the bottom before you know it. Definitely the fastest way down. I really really enjoyed this Toboggan ride down from The Great Wall of China in Mutianyu.
Please avail of the package ride of cable car going up and toboggan down for only 65 RMB or your toboggan ride down alone will cost you 50 RMB per person.
Weeee! I love the Toboggan ride, if only for it, I would be visiting the Great Wall again in the future!!! Two thumbs up for toboggan ride!!


Thursday, November 18, 2010


This is the new logo of the DOT to promote the Philippines in the International Market. Akala ko tuloy may bagong Programa ang ABS-CBN, kapalit ng UMAGANG KAYGANDA! HA HA HA!

Tawa tayo ng tawa! Pero dyan sa logo na yan nakasalalay ang kinabukasan ng turismo ng atin bansa! It's a brand and we need to come out with the best possible logo so we can attract foreign visitors:-) Kung magmumukhang katatawanan ang logo natin, sino ang mahihikayat na pumunta at mamasyal sa ating bansa?

Pwede po tayong mag suggest di ba? Kasi sabi ni Pnoy, tayo ang Boss niya! 


My suggestion: Kesa po sa mga singers na dating nag pro promote ng Pilipinas bakit po hindi ninyo kunin si MANNY PACQUIAO bilang endorser. At dito na rin sana ganapin ang laban ni MANNY PACQUIAO vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. Tiyak papatok yan!

Mabuhay si Pacman! Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!


Singing time with MANNY PACQUIAO


Manny singing si Felimon, may babae sa ilalim ng tulay etc.... ha ha ha! Just for fun po!

Pls click the video link below!


LIGHT MOMENTS with idol MANNY PACQUIAO

Kakatuwa talaga si idol! Ha ha ha!


Cartoons & Christmas






Lai-Lai hotel Kota Kinabalu


We stayed @ Lai-Lai hotel. Sa pag check-in sa hotel need nila na mag deposit ka for your hotel room. RM 130, mas mahal siya compared sa Lavender lodge. Plus RM1 for the rent of cable for the internet connection. 


At may bayad kahit local call na pagtawag sa telepono, sobra!
NOTE: MANGLOLOKO SILA SA IBANG HOTEL FREE LANG ANG LOCAL CALL! THEY CHARGE ME RM47 FOR A LOCAL CALL, KALA KO KASI FREE KASI SA IBA FREE TALAGA ang LOCAL call!  YUN PALA MAY BAYAD!  NI WALANG NOTICE ANG KATWIRAN DI DAW AKO NAGTANONG! HA HA HA! KAYA YUN TELEPONO SA ROOM WAG NA WAG NINYO IANGAT BAKA PAGTAWAG NINYO SA RECEPTIONIST MA CHARGE KAYO!


Anyway I made this article to warn you on the exuberant charge for phone usage. Pero in fairness naman sa kanila. Okay na okay yun rooms nila, malinis, mabango, at reasonable na sa ganun rate. Pero kung nag titipid kayo meron mas mura like Lavender lodge, rainforest at marami pang iba, ha ha ha naikot ko KK eh sa sobrang liit.




KOTA KINABALU SERI SELERA SEAFOOD


The best kumain ng SEAFOOD sa SERI SELERA . Sarap sarap sarap! Seri Selera is the BEST & largest seafood complex in Sabah. Located in KAMPUNG AIR KOTA KINABALU, MALAYSIA



This is the road leading to KAMPUNG AIR. Your LANDMARK is the KFC and the signage, just walk straight ahead.
  When you enter the complex you would see massive choices of seafoods.
 There's plenty of seafoods to choose from, just point what you want and the waiter/ waitress would ask you how many kilos and how do you want it to be cook.




I fell in love with this as in! SARAAAAPPP!
SUPER SARAP ALSO nakakapagod lang kasi syempre alimango! Nag request ako ng pang open.

RM 15 BAWAT ISA ng BUKO!!! GRABEHH MULTIPLY BY P 14.10 LAMPAS 200 BA?TAMA BA NAMAN YUN? ANG MAHAL!!!! Next time magdadala ako ng sarili kong drinks! Buko kung buko galing Pilipinas P8.00 lang bawat isa lol!


Monday, November 15, 2010

AMANPULO


AMANPULO PALAWAN PHILIPPINES- So near and yet so far! Ordinary mortals like you and me could only dream staying in this place which they described as 
A private island, where sea and sky meet as one, where velvet white sand is caressed by the lap of crystal water, where palms bow to vermillion bougainvillea in tropically kissed vegetation, where nature’s hand streaks the sun’s iridescences on its unbridled canvas, where night skies are admired beside the crackle of a ‘tepee’ beach fire, where sleep is submerged in pristine white, where luxury is defined by its earth-given beauty, where peace embraces its island host. This place is Amanpulo, in thePhilippines, a realisation of a dream.

My Lucky friend L is a living testimony that nothing is really impossible in this world! Here is some of her snapshots in AMANPULO...

OH WHAT A LOVELY VIEW OF THE BEACH!! THE PHILIPPINES IS REALLY BLESSED!
Amanpulo rests on the Pamalican Island, about 360 kilometers southwest of Manila. Seven square kilometers of reef surround the island.
She took this photo on board a chartered plane that took them to AMANPULO PALAWAN from MANILA.  Guests fly directly to Pamalican Island in a 19-seat, twin engine turboprop, landing at the resort's private airstrip. Flight time is one hour.
Dry Season usually runs from November to May and the wet season with scattered rain showers from June until October.
Laze around in style
Vermillion bougainvillea
Casitas room
Beach CASITAS one of the 29 Seafront Accomodation
You have a view of the ocean when you eat here.

 Special credits to L Thanks for the wonderful pictures and story! If not for your photos and first hand experience I would not be able to come up with this article my dear friend L.


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