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Saturday, June 18, 2011


The only photo of Jose Rizal smiling.
Jose Rizal the original traveler on a shoestring will be celebrating his 150th birth year on June 19, 2011. Pres. Noynoy Aquino declared June 20, 2011 as a special non-working day as requested by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.

"To give all Filipinos the opportunity to commemorate Rizal’s patriotic deeds and sacrifices for the country, rekindle their admiration and respect for him, and to celebrate this milestone with appropriate ceremonies."

Who could forget that during his travels all over the world that he had a can of biscuits which he budgeted to last for a month. 

Rizal was a penny-pincher! Lol!  A real traveler on a shoestring!

As chronicled in Ambeth Ocampo's Rizal Without the Overcoat. Rizal was once invited to a New Year's potluck party where he was assigned to bring champagne. He did not like the idea, and throughout the merrymaking, he lectured everybody and advised against drinking, gambling and womanizing—the key points of the night. Then, Rizal stood up, announced that "inabonohan niya lang" and requested everybody to pay their share of the champagne bill. Stunned, the partygoers thought it was a joke—until pre-national hero Rizal passed his hat around.

Before checking into a hotel, Rizal would also ask the front desk how much the rate was with and without breakfast. He usually opted for the latter and used the money saved to buy alcohol, tea or biscuits.

Another "kuripot" story made its way to the pages of Leon Ma. Guerrero's First Filipino. Rizal supposedly survived on P50 a month in Europe, and he once wrote his sister Maria in December saying that he had not taken a bath since August, because it was "really expensive." That's four (4) long months! Whew!

Stingy as he seemed to be, however, he set aside funds for photographs. Ocampo published a list of Rizal's
monthly expenses and there was an allocated amount for photographs.
   For more details regarding this photo contest pls visit this.

As a Filipino you must know our National Hero lolo Jose! Get your Rizal passport @ DOTand retrace his footsteps, now na, go!

                   You can have your passport cum brochure stamp in all 27 places that Lolo Jose had been to.

Backpacking to retrace Lolo Jose’s footprints may be a better and pleasurable way of knowing the national hero than simply reading history books.

The Department of Tourism is encouraging Filipinos to travel around the country, with a “Rizal passport” in hand, and explore designated age-old churches, train stations, parks and little-known beaches, among others, seen through Rizal’s eyes.

The first 100 tourists to visit all 27 designated destinations connected to Rizal’s childhood and journey to martyrdom may present their passports with the appropriate stamps to the National Historical Commission of the Philippines to win an official “Kalakbay ni Gat Jose Rizal” certificate and other tokens.

Friday, June 17, 2011


I've been so busy with so many things that I never wrote about my Tagaytay Highlands experience back in December 2009.

It was my first time to visit Tagaytay Highlands. And I was with my college friend Brends and her whole family. We went to the condo unit of their family friend @ Woodridge Place inside Tagaytay Highlands.

One of the log cabin being built inside Tagaytay Highlands. Don't ask how much, 'coz they told me that it is worth P10M up. lol! I almost fainted right there and then! Ha ha ha! I don't have that kind of money. I think I have to be a lotto winner in order to afford one. Me and my wildest dreams.
 A view from the veranda of the condo! I love the simple Japanese garden they have. It is so cool.
 One of the buildings that houses the condo units in Tagaytay Highlands.
                                            The view from the elevator at the top
 Tagaytay Highlands view from the veranda of the condo unit of our friend.
Many more housing projects are under way. What are you waiting for? Buy one for yourself now na!

I really enjoyed the weather at Tagaytay Highlands and did I mention the food???

Thursday, June 16, 2011


"Hindi sa tala sa langit, kundi sa pulang buwang nakasilip, ibigay ang hiling ng matang nakapikit.."

Namumula ang buwan kani-kanina laang!

Nag astringent! O ha! Ha ha ha!

Astronomy fans in the Philippines were able to catch the rare celestial spectacle moment-live.

Madaming kapuyaters ang sumaksi sa lunar eclipse kaninang madaling araw!

At wala na akong nagawa, naging Diyosa na ako ng masinagan ng namumula-mulang buwan!

This year’s first total lunar eclipse, when all or part of the sun’s light is blocked from the moon, took place Thursday, June 16, 2011 for 100 minutes.

It was the longest lunar eclipse in more than a decade and the ash and sulfur gas floating in the atmosphere from the Chilean volcano could have cause the moon to glow bloody red.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


I am on the road to recovery!

God will restore my good health. I might be under repair right now but I know my God will give me total healing! And I won't listen to demons and bitches who wants me broken forever. Everybody is born into this world with their own strengths and weaknesses.

Everybody is different and have their own difficulties and problems to overcome as well as their own strengths to let shine. So don't malign people with disabilities, you never know if you're next.

Everyone does not get the same fair chance at life. So please don't slap it on other people's faces. Be fair. Be tactful.

Life would be terrible if everybody started with the exact same parameters. It would not be dynamic and would lack growth, challenges and purpose.

The purposeful world, however, is completely diverse and allows for growth in a number of different areas. Somebody born blind has their own set of difficulties to overcome while somebody born with AIDS has their own challenges.

People are equal in the sense that everyone should be treated with respect and proper courtesy, they are not equal in the sense that they should all live the same life as somebody else. The degree of one being much harder than the other one that it now becomes a tragedy and unfair.

People should approach adversity and suffering head on as this is a chance for growth and self mastery. How do you know good without bad? How do you know light without darkness? It is through this contrast of adversity that we can become closer to God and achieve a mastery as perfect as His.

'Can you walk?' 'Can you sit?' 'Can you stand?' That's great!
So go out and be thankful for everything you have and look forward to taking on the troubles of the world as they will provide growth and development for your Spirit. After all, this is your only life!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my friends, family and readers who always read my post.

God bless us all! Hugz everyone!

Saturday, June 4, 2011


Yes, I am a Pinay traveller. I am a PHILIPPINE PASSPORT HOLDER. I am proud of my lineage, I love the Philippines. But the sad thing about my being a Filipina is the racial discrimination those immigration officer abroad does to us Filipinas whenever we went abroad. 

I was so shock to see my fellow travel blogger, Chyng Reyes in the news because she was suspected to be a drug mule when she visited BALI, INDONESIA the other day. Imagine the pain they had to go through. The fear of being framed up, the fear of not seeing the Philippines again, the fear of being jailed in a foreign land. 

The three (3) stupid immigration officer suspected Chyng and Dyanie to be drug mules. They flew from SG to Bali via Airasia last May 28, 2011.
Airasia's airbus was full of different nationalities. But Dyanie and Chyng were the only Filipinos on board. They landed in Denpasar airport at almost 11:40pm. They then lined up in the Xray machines for their luggage to be scanned.

The moment the officer saw Chyng's passport  he carried her luggage. He asked her "is this yours?" Chyng said "yes". What could be wrong with her luggage? She silently asked from her mind. The officer scanned their hands too. They don't have any idea what's that for so they asked the immigration officer. He answered "secret".

After he scanned their hands with that stick, he looked at Chyng and said "come and follow me." He looked to Dyan and said "you also."
omg. what's wrong?! Chyng uttered to herself.
So in front of all the passengers of Airasia that night (na malalaki ang katawan, at yung iba may tattoo, at sila pa yung mukhang harmful kesa sa kanila ), sila pa ni Dyan ang mukhang may drugs! They then followed the officer because they dont have a choice. They obeyed him, as if they already did something wrong. All other passengers were staring at them.

syet.. anong meron sa bag ko. at anong marks ang nakita nya sa kamay namin? kinabahan ako. this isnt just the usual immigration thing. this is something serious! -Chyng said to herself.

They then entered the holding room. There were 3 officers inside. 2 males and a lady officer. "Meet my Filipina friend. She was caught hiding packs of heroins in her luggage" said the officer. Sabay turo sa picture frames sa wall nila. It seemed like a gallery of drug traffickers from all over the world. He reminded me that DEATH is the PENALTY of those drug traffickers.

Paksyet. It's a matter of life and death in the hands of these Indonesian Police Officers.. Chyng said to herself again.

They offered something to drink but Chyng and Dyanie refused. 
Yoko nga, baka dahil jan sa drinks na yan magkaron pa ng drugs substance sa katawan namin..sabi ni Chyng sa isip isip niya.
"Do you know her?" asked the officer as he was pointing to the girl in the picture frame. - Chyng answered no.
"Did you take drugs?" - Of course not!
"Did you have drugs hidden in your body?" - What?! Never!

nagpanting yung tenga ko. galit na galit ako. at the same time nalungkot. bakit ganun, tagged na ang pinoys as drug traffickers dahil sa kasalanan ng iilan.-Chyng uttered at the back of her mind.

"Let's check your bag".
The officer searched her things thoroughly. Chyng was just looking at him. He checked every compartment of her luggage too.

Ang lakas ng kaba ng dibdib ko. I knew he could frame me up. At wala na kong laban if that happens. Nasa teritoryo nila kami said Chyng.Ansama sama ng loob ko. Dahil lang Pinoy kami, instant suspect na agad kami.
After he messed with all her things and found nothing, she then asked the officer what could be wrong and why was he checking them. He just answered "because the 2 of you are beautiful girls."

putangina mo, nakikipag-cooperate kami sa inyo. naabala at napahiya na kami kanina pa. kaya sana sumagot ka ng maayos kung may tinatanong kami sabi ni Chyng sa loob loob niya.

For the 3rd time, they went outside the holding room to scan their luggage. Chyng was really very nervous (and irritated). She could imagine him almost saying that he found something in her bag. Remember, he was holding her bag all the time. Chyng never had the chance to touch it again..

you dont trust us. and we dont trust you either. the feeling is mutual. ang advantage lang, nasa Indonesia tayo. at kayo ang may authority isip isip ni Chyng.

Now they looked to Dyan. The lady officer asked her if she was hiding drugs in her belly. Of course she answered no. The other officer ordered a body check on her.

as narrated by Dyan: 
Gusto ko man magsabi ng ayoko ng body check, wala akong nagawa. Bansa nila yan. So sunod lang ako sa gusto nila. Pumasok kami sa Body Check Room. Inikot ko yung mata ko to check if there are surveillance cameras. Tapos ni-lock ko yung pinto. Tinanong ko si lady officer kung bakit namin to ginagawa. May 3 pinay daw na nahulihan ng drugs sa loob ng tyan nila. Sympre di ko alam kung totoo nga yun. Pinahubad nya ko ng damit. As in HUBAD lahat. The only body part na hinawakan nya ay ang tyan ko. Pero nakaka-harassed pa din. Wala naman siyang nakitang kakaiba.

no offense pero meron ba silang extensive training na by just touching a body part malalaman na kung may drugs dun? ang hirap maniwala. they cant even speak straight english to start with. mayabang lang sila. pero wala silang masyadong alam.
Now back in the holding room, and Chyng was with the other 2 male officers. They started bragging that they captured all of the drug traffickers in the picture frame. Chyng was still not sure what will happen next as they were never told  anything.

What now!? gusto nyo lang may mapatunayan kayo at may madagdag kayong picture jan sa wall nyo?!-sabi ni Chyng sa isip niya.

Chyng said she's so proud of Dyan. She went back in the room and still didnt breakdown. She knew she will start crying to,  if she see her terrified.
pero sa totoong buhay daw, sobrang takot na nya na masesetup sila.
Dyan said Chyng don't look scared at all too. She just look very irritated.
pero sa totoo lang, nafi-feel nyang anytime sasabihin ng officers na may nakita sila sa bag nila.. at di na sila makakauwi ng Pilipinas. =(

After 1.5 hours, they finally let them go. Wala silang nakita. They thanked Chyng and Dyanie for being cooperative pero di  pinansin ni Chyng yung hand shake offer nila. Galit na galit siya. Pero alam niya bawal syang magsalita. Hindi rin sila nagsorry sa abala na ginawa sa kanila. Para san pa, wala na silang gana na pumasok ng Bali. Sirang sira yung bakasyon nila dahil sa ganitong pagwelcome nila sa Pinoy.

Sabagay their sorry wont be enough. Kulang yan sa kahihiyan, sobrang takot, trauma, at paranoia na inabot ni Chyng at Dyanie dahil sa kanila. Ang sama sama ng loob ng dalawa. Putangina nyo! Sigaw ni Chyng!

They met the hotel driver who's been waiting for them since 11:40PM. They finally went out of the airport at 1:30AM. Chyng thanked the driver for waiting for them. He wasn't surprised that they were the last to go out. Sabi nya, kapag Pinoy chinecheck daw muna.

Sa sobrang takot ni Dyanie, she cried to sleep that night. Tulala. Di nagsasalita.
Sa sobrang galit ko, di ako nakatulog. I started vomiting. Hinika din ako sa sama ng loob.

Wala pa kaming 2 oras sa Bali pero gustong gusto na namin umuwi ng Pinas. Sirang sira ang bakasyon namin. Ika pa ni Chyng sa kanyang blog.

EXCERPTS FROM CHYNG'S BLOG: Putangina nyo! Naging praning na kami everytime may police kaming makikita. Or everytime dadaan kaming xray, paulit ulit muna naming pinapagpag ang bawat damit namin - oras oras - just to check na walang naisingit na drugs sa gamit namin. We're so traumatized that we wont be planning to go out of the country anytime soon.

We swore not to go back to Indonesia again. We already suffered a lot. We regret the day we entered this country.

And if you are planning to go to Bali too, well good luck. The next suspect could be you.

Sa nangyari sa aking fellow travel blogger at FB friend na si Chyng Reyes ay isang kahila hilakbot na pangyayarim na nanggigising sa ating mga opisyales, na sana naman gumawa kayo ng tamang aksyon para matigil na ang RACIAL DISCRIMINATION na ginagawa ng mga taga ibang bansa sa kapwa natin mamamayan Pilipino. 

Nagbalik sa isipan ko ang nangyari sa akin nito lamang Enero ng taon ito ng kami ay pumasok ng Malaysia mula sa bansang Thailand ng aking kuya.Please click my rants here RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

Aba panahon na magprotesta tayo sa mali nilang pamamalakad at animo' y nakakainsultong pagtrato sa atin. And to think third world country din sila tulad natin. At sa tutuo lang mas magaganda ang beaches natin kesa kanila. Media hype lang ang kagandahan na sinasabi nila. Milyon milyon kasi ang kanilang budget para sa pag promote ng kanilang lugar.

Para sabihin ko sa inyo, hindi lahat ng Pilipino ay salaula. Hay maatake na ako ng high blood. 

Monday, May 9, 2011



Photo Credit: Top Rank Boxing/Chris Farina
Photo Credit: Top Rank Boxing/Chris Farina

Manny Pacquiao won a lopsided 12-round decision over Sugar Shane Mosley on Saturday night, retaining his WBO welterweight title with his 14th consecutive victory.

Pacquiao (54-3-2) didn't get the knockout he wanted, but the Filipino Congressman retained his position as the most dominant and exciting fighter in boxing, methodically beating Mosley (46-7-1) at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas.

Pacquiao knocked Mosley down with a left hook in the third (3rd) round, a punch that seemed to sap Mosley's willingness to engage. Pacquiao ran after Mosley the rest of the fight, but the former champion Mosley who has never been stopped in 18 years in the ring managed to finish the 12th round on his feet.

Pacquiao won 120-108 on one scorecard, 120-107 on a second and 119-108 on the third. The Associated Press had him winning 118-110.

For Mosley, the fight was strikingly similar to his bout a year ago against Floyd Mayweather Jr. - except this time he didn't even land a big punch like he did early on against Mayweather.

His biggest moment on this night came when referee Kenny Bayless mistakenly ruled that Mosley knocked Pacquiao down in the 10th round when he hadn't even hit him with a punch. Manny Pacquiao slipped and fell down when Mosley stepped on Pacquiao's right foot and pushed him.

The ruling seemed to spur Pacquiao on as he went after Mosley the rest of the round and again in the 11th. By then, the crowd was cheering "Knock him out, knock him out," but Pacquiao - bothered by a cramp in his left leg since the fourth round - didn't have enough to finish him off.

"It wasn't my best performance," Pacquiao had. "I did my best. I did not expect this result."

Mosley said he thought he did a good job despite losing round after round, and wouldn't blame his bad performance on his age.

"I fought the best fighter in the world," Mosley said. "He has exceptional power, power that I've never been hit like this before."

Promoter Bob Arum defended putting Mosley in the ring against Pacquiao despite signs in Mosley's last two fights that his reflexes were slipping.

"Nobody can really perform against him," Arum said. "Some of these guys are pretty good fighters, but nobody in their whole experience has ever faced somebody like Pacquiao. Everybody is going to look the same way."

Mosley was tentative from the opening bell, moving backward and seemingly unwilling to trade punches with Pacquiao. Pacquiao finally made contact with a left hook at the end of the third round, sending Mosley to the canvas for only the third time in his professional career. Yahoooooooo!

Mosley was up at the count of five though, and managed to survive the final minute of the round despite Pacquiao's best efforts to take him out.

Pacquiao pressed the fight most of the night, but he also appeared hesitant to take many chances, which trainer Freddie Roach said was because of the muscle cramp that his corner tried to massage between rounds.

"He had no leverage to move after that," Roach said. "It was a very gutty performance in my mind."

Pacquiao said his leg first started bothering him in his fight last November against Antonio Margarito.

"I thought Shane did a great job, he had some speed," Pacquiao said. "I couldn't move because my left leg got tight. It's a problem I've been having lately. I'm going to work on my legs in future training camps."

The sellout crowd of 16,412 booed Mosley repeatedly in the late rounds for his refusal to trade punches with Pacquiao.

Mosley fought as if trying to protect his legacy of having never been knocked out and, if that was his strategy, it succeeded. But it made for a lackluster fight and did nothing to burnish the legacy that the Filipino champion has built with 14 straight wins over the last six years - including some over the biggest names in the game.

Pacquiao made a minimum of $20 million for the fight, while Mosley was guaranteed $5 million.

Oh well, they will be laughing their way to the bank. And us boxing fans, got to see pushing and running the whole 12 rounds. Geezz! Hayz!

Sunday, May 8, 2011



Watch Pacquiao-vs-Mosley-Live-Stream Live Online TV HD 6 March 2011 Mosley vs Pacquiao Live Shane Mosley (54-6-1,1 NC, 39Kos) fighter of 39 years eventually will be the next rival on duty from 8 different divisions in time champion Manny Pacquiao (03/02/1952, 38 KOs), this fight will take place in the MGM Grand Hotel and , Nevada on May 7, 2011.

No doubt Pacquiao has earned with sweat and blood to his wonderful career, championships, the glory that you have now to the point of making it a living legend and current world boxing, this is why he can afford to choose his rival in turn, as in history there has been no boxer to win as many titles in different divisions, Manny is currently the largest in boxing and you must admit that.


While Mosley will have to prepare very well because Pacquiao is a fighter with a kind of boxing difficult to decipher, that calls into trouble even taller fighters to name a few Oscar de la hoya, Joshua Clottey and finally to the Mexican Antonio Margarito, where pike like a real monster of boxing, in a nutshell Manny is a machine of speed, technique, strength, a true David eater Goliaths.                      


There are a bunch of ways to watch Pacquiao vs Mosley fight online for free and they include the following:

PLDT MyDSL Watchpad Big Ticket Free Pacquiao vs Mosley Live Streaming. Big Ticket is a PLDT myDSL innovation that boosts your WatchPad with an additional speed so you can heighten your online viewing experience. The Pacquiao-Mosley match can be viewed for free using the Big Ticket for PLDT MyDSL Plan 1995 and Plan 3000 subscribers or if you upgrade your plan.

Smart MySandbox Free Pacquiao vs Mosley Online Live Stream. In the previous fights ofPacquiao, Smart susbcribers were able to watch them through free live streaming from Smart's website, MySandbox. I am not just sure if it is possible right now since currently the site is unavailable.

Pacquiao vs Mosley SOPCast Channels. SopCast is a way to broadcast audio and video and/or watch video and listen to radio online which is free and simple. It adopts a state-of-the-art peer-to-peer (P2P) technology which allows anyone to broadcast without the need of a powerful server and large bandwidth. If you have a friend who have subscribed to a pay-per-view, ask him to share it to you via SopCast. Just download the software here:

Pacquiao vs Mosley Live Stream via UStream and JustinTV. This works similarly to SOPCast but you don't need to download any software anymore. Both UStream and JustinTV are websites which allow you to share your live videos straight from your camera or computer screen. Again, if you know anyone who have subscribed to PPV just ask him to share it on UStream or JustinTV so that the two of you can both watch the fight.

Live Streaming of Pacquiao vs Mosley Fight via TVU. TVU is a software that allows you to watch TV channels from all over the world. Amazingly, there are international channels where the fight is broadcast just a few seconds delayed from the fight. Just head to this page and download the software:

That's it! Have fun watching the big fight online which will be on May 8 (Philippine Time), starting at around 11-12 in the morning.



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