Tuesday, 28 December 2010

I'm back!

My blog been quite for a long time. I was not in a mood of writing...found no inspiration...feeling low especially this last few weeks...

I'll try to resurrect this blog of mine's all about my few ukay find! :-)

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Hamster: Niño and Niña

I bought a hamster a month ago, a pair of cute little creatures. Though we had before, but Max (our pet's name) died because I forgot to close his cage and I assumed he jumped out and was eaten by a stray cat. It took several months before I brought a new one.

Since hamsters are nocturnal animals, I've always expect that in the evening they are awake.

...and there was this funny thing one time when I was checking our pet...

Niño had eaten their food and was already playing with their wheel so I was wandering why Niña did not go out with there little shelter. I checked inside, and found her sleeping like dead. I tried to wake her up by tapping it but did not move a bit. I called my mother and asked her if she saw Niña went out earlier but she said no and told me our pet were asleep all day. What I did next was I tilt their house and tried to gave her a shake but to no avail I found no response from her. I was already feeling sorry for Niño because he would be all alone...and so when I was about to pull Niña out of their little house she moved like she was trembling. OMG! what happen to her she must be dying!...and again I carefully tried to get her out....Lo and behold! Niña slowly open her eyes, like she was disturbed in her sleep...nestled her head out of their little window looks really feel sleepy...

If she could only talk, she maybe feeling irate bigtime and yelling me..."WTF are you doing? Can't you see I'm having a good and nice morning sleep?! haller!

LOL!!! She just slept like a log!...sorry :-D

(in the photo shown Niño's sleeping position, cute neh!)

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

90/10 Principles

I wanna share a forwarded email from one of my yahoo group, FFO.

it's worth reading...and most of us were surely guilty of this.

We sometimes tend to have a negative reactions in many things. I can honestly say, I am guilty of it. Angry or harsh words are better left unsaid. It's not only the other person we hurt but also ourselves. We feel guilty about it afterwards. The stress it causes us affects our systems. Sometimes we overlook the consequence of our negative reactions, damage has been done and we can not take our words back!...and that's the hardest thing...

Have a great time reading...

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Monday, 15 February 2010

2010 Hot Air Balloon Festival

I was one of the myriad spectator of the 15th Hot Air Balloon Festival last saturday at the Clarkfield, Pampanga. I arrived at the venue at around 4:30am, I thought I was too early but I was surprised when I get there, the place was already jam-packed! Even the spacious parking area provided was also crowded.

I just watched the event in the general viewing area (the area which cost an entrance fee of PhP150) not too far from the hot air balloons. There were also the VIP pass (which cost PhP1000), this is where you can go closely to the assembly area and where you can asks questions with the delegates. Just witness some skydivers, light aircraft exhibitions, paragliding, etc. Different booths found also inside the venue such as food cart, local products exhibits and other booths to check. There were also a display of different types of aircraft where you can take pictures beside it. I just stayed until 8:00am as it was really hot and humid. Overall, I think the affair is a huge success in terms of attendance compare to previous years!

I took a photo of my favorite hot air balloon in the air, the turtle, Pong Pagong!

Monday, 8 February 2010

"Black" Henna Allergy

I got an allergy from “black” henna tattoo when I first tried it. I had it when I went to Boracay last year. 3 days after, I felt itchy but ignored it and washed it with soap and rubbed it gently so that it won’t fade(‘coz it doesn’t served its purpose yet, I’ll tell you later what it was), I did not scratch it because I was afraid it would damage more. So the itchiness went on and off. Persistent irritation and itchiness back again after 2 weeks. My skin got reddish and blisters appeared. I research online what’s happening to my henna stained skin…

I found out that I’ve been sensitized to PPD or para-phenylenediamine, forever!

PPD is an organic compound added to hair dye. So when I grow old and when my gray hair starts to appear I can not hide it with hair dye anymore. Pure henna is not black!’s reddish, burgundy, or brown…when it’s black, PPD were added into it!...

Being stubborn, I had it again when I came back to Boracay last January. It’s kinda cool! and because it covers my scar on my left leg (that’s the reason why I kept on trying it). For the second time around rashes occurred again but that doesn’t stop me from having it again and again!! Well, luckily for me it wasn’t that bad, some people really had a serious allergic reaction to it.

Just be very careful if you want to try temporary tattoo!

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Jawili Falls

Another side trip in Aklan, Jawili is a barangay in Tangalan town around 20-30 minutes travel from Kalibo town proper. From Tangalan we rented a tricycle to bring us to Jawili falls, we had a very short trip to the falls since there's nothing more to explore inside. I just tried to dipped in my toes as the water was really cold. We had seen a few meter waterfalls that almost run dries and a few cottages. An entrance fee of PhP5 per head maybe for the maintenance of cottages but it seems the place was not developed as a tourist spot.

Though we enjoyed picture taking :-)

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Sampaguita Garden Resort

We had visited Sampaguita Garden Resort in Aklan last Jan. 17 2010, a side trip before heading to Boracay Island. Surprisingly, the place is a must see in Aklan!

Had toured the Gingerbread house, where you will find a lot of dolls dressed up differently, such as the Ati, Angel, wedding, Filipiniana wearing dolls, and a lot of stuff to see. On the second and third floors of the house you will find Christmas Cottage, and all-year Christmas ambiance!

Aside from the Gingerbread house, there's a seawall at the back of the resort, a few bench to sit back, breath some fresh air, and relax.

Inside the resort there's also a chapel, a mini playground, restaurant, and swimming pool, I think you can use it free when you book in the hotel. A consumable entrance fee of PhP50 per adult and PhP30 per child, you can use it as a payment when you buy any item on the resort.

If ever I plan to go back to Kalibo, Aklan, I will definitely visit again the Sampaguita Resort.