Summer Getaway at Pinamuntugan Island

Pinamuntugan Island has very light sand, though it's not white. But the water is bluish-green. When we were swimming the current was quite strong in some parts that we were being tossed in the water like dolls.

The Breathtaking Aguirangan Island

It took my breath away! Its 1.5-hectare formation with white beach and crystal clear waters was so beautiful!

Jelly Fish: The Rarely Seen Beauty Under the Sea

Have you ever seen a jellyfish up close? I have. I think it's one of the most beautiful creatures of the sea.

June 28, 2009

Post-Birthday Lunch

A post-birthday celebration also transpired here in Manila. I didn't have the time nor the inclination to cook anything, I just decided to treat my friends at work to lunch. Red Ribbon was the place we went to. A week before, Glady also celebrated her birthday and treated us to lunch at the same place. Yeah, I was the copy-cat but that's alright. At least we got to try the different food there.

I was able to persuade Dex to bring his Nikon cam so we had some great shots there. Have a look-see.;)

June 27, 2009

Another Year Added To My Life

Well, the 22nd of June is over, which means I’m really one year older. So how do I feel about being at this age? Frankly, I feel older too, though I don’t look it haha. It’s but natural I guess. No one goes through life unscathed as they say and these experiences can make one feel and even look older than his years. But I’m thankful that even though life hasn’t been that good to me lately, it doesn’t show that much on my face. (that said with a smug look;))

Anyway, I had a very nice time at home. Saw my family, my nieces who are really getting bigger each time I see them. We had a nice celebration on Sunday. By we I mean my cousins Yagz, Gold, and I. Although none of our birthdays fall on the 21st of June, we decided to hold our bit of get together that day. There was great food and what we love most - videoke!:D We sang our hearts out til late at night.

See some pics of how I spent this year's birthday.

June 18, 2009

Counting the Hours

I'm counting the hours. Five hours more to go and I'll be heading back to where I belong, Frankly, I really miss home, my bed, and all my creature comforts when I'm there. Need I mention the fresh air? the morning sunlight streaming through my window when I open my eyes? It's been 2 months since I last saw my family. I don't know but this time it feels like it's been forever. I miss my nieces.

One of them, Thea, has started school last Monday. Time really flies so fast. She used to be just this tiny baby I could carry in my arms, but now she's a young lady already.
The other one, Gale, I think she'd be naughtier now too. Well, I'm counting the hours that I could be with them again.

And I can't wait for the get-together we're going to have on Sunday. It's going to be our birthdays again. Three of us will be celebrating - Yagz, Gold, and I. It's going to be a busy weekend for me. But I have to say, this is one busy time I'm so looking forward to. :)

June 11, 2009

Thanks To You

"Some people come into our lives for a reason, a season, and a lifetime."

This is the quote that entered my head on my ride home. But I'm not sure if I got it right. Sad to say I forgot where I read this line. Anyway, it just seems so appropriate right now.

Someone made my life interesting even if it was just for a little while. In a big way he helped me realize something and loosen the shackles that continue to bind me to the past, my past. His friendship came at a time when I needed to feel cared for in a way. Even if you're not going to be able to read this post, I thank you, for waking me up from my stupor and making me realize that life is still good. You came at the point in my life when I was looking for a good reason why things happened the way they did. One text message you sent especially made an impact on me, made me think that you unerstand me even though you don't know my story, "Things are never lost completely. They are put away, misplaced or taken by someone else. Sometimes, they are transformed into something else. Just like the love you have for someone who is gone - that love does not disintegrate. One day when you least expect it, you will find that things are less achy. You will be amazed at how much the heart can bear. And yes, you will be grateful for all that you've lost and all that you'll find in time."

The time and effort you gave are very much appreciated. Our lives touched for a reason and I thank you for coming even for just a season...Maybe someday we'll meet again in this lifetime...

Photo Credit: Funmunch