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.

October 27, 2011

Favorite Google Doodles Remembered!

Did you notice that Google put different kinds of art on its home page at certain times? These art forms are called Doodles. Doodles are unique to Google and they make searching on the search engine more fun for users. Doodles are created to celebrate special occasions like holidays, anniversaries, and even to commemorate the lives of famous artists and scientists. 

Perhaps not many of you know that Google's Doodle concept originated in 1998. It started when Google founders Sergey and Larry manipulated the corporate logo so that it will show their attendance at the Burning Man festival in Nevada. That became the germ of an idea for something bigger and in 2000, the founder asked webmaster Dennis Hwang to develop a doodle for Bastille Day. They liked the result and the people's response to the Doodles hence, from then on it became a permanent fixture in Google.

Today, Google doesn't only make doodles that have significance in the United States but to the whole world as well. And as of now, over a thousand doodles have been produced already. That's expected because 1998 to 2011 is a long time I'm sure you'll agree.

October 15, 2011

My Fashion Blog is a Winner at the 1st Annual Bloggy Awards!

I received a great news today and until now I still can't stop smiling! It's like I'm still in blogging heaven because my fashion blog "Pretty, Cute and Outrageous" won as the Best Fashion Blog at the 1st Annual Bloggy Awards. This event aims to recognize the skills of Bicolano bloggers/writers.

Three of my blogs were nominated in different categories. In My Silent Lucidity was nominated for Best Personal Blog while This Side of the Game was a contender in the Best Hobby and Recreation Blog. My Pretty, Cute and Outrageous was actually nominated in three categories namely Best Fashion Blog, Best Beauty Blog, and Best Blog Design but out of these three, Pretty Cute only came out for Best Fashion Blog! But I'm happy it won! I never dreamed this little hobby of mine would get some recognition someday but hey that day has come!

Winning the Best Fashion Blog just makes me even more inspired to write and share everything that is beautiful, chic and trendy to all you fashionatics out there! And to the Bicolano Blogger Republic thank you all so much for this recognition! 'Til next year!

October 12, 2011

Angry Birds Make an Angry Me!

One of the popular games that people, young and old, are going gaga over is Angry Birds! My brother-in-law, that's my sis' husband, has this game in their PSP console, so I got to try it. My first exposure to this game annoyed me so much because I could not figure out how to manipulate the angry birds so that they'll knock down the blocks of ice and wood that protect the little sarcastic piggies!

Each time I take a shot and miss those pigs just smirk even more. How I wanted to wipe that smirk off their faces that time, with my bare hands not with the angry birds anymore. I know that's funny but this game can really drive you mad!

Since my brother-in-law's PSP wasn't accessible all the time, I tried to find a free online version of Angry Birds and luckily I was able to find one. But it was only a limited one. Once I started playing Angry Birds' online version I could not stop! The first few levels were a breeze but as I neared the end, it became more difficult. I had to come up with very good strategies in order to kill those smug pigs. The last levels took me several tries before I was able to kill all of them bad and smug pigs! Ha!

Since I finished all the levels in the limited online version, I'm thinking maybe I should buy the game? So that I can play it unlimited!

Anyone play Angry Birds?

October 8, 2011

Steve Jobs Lives on in My iPod Nano

The whole world was shocked when news about Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs circulated in the Internet. I felt really sad when I read about this news last Thursday. Steve died at the age of 56. It was no secret that in recent years Steve suffered from ill-health. He had some form of pancreatic cancer in 2004 and has a liver transplant in 2009. However, it seems the cancer cells in his body weren't eliminated and continued to ravage his body to the end. Steve Jobs was a shadow of the vigorous man who led Apple to the peak of success. He looked really frail and gaunt during his last days.

Even though he's gone, I'll have something to remember him by, my iPod Nano. I think this is the 4th generation iPod Nano.. Still one without the camera. Steve Jobs is gone but his innovations will live on...

My 4th Generation iPod Nano

October 5, 2011

Senator Enrile on Philippine RH Bill

I don't usually dwell on topics that have anything to do with politics. However, there was news yesterday that seemed pretty interesting. As some of you probably know, the RH Bill is one of the hottest topics of debate here in the Philippines. I don't want to know if you're pro or anti, I just want to share this interesting snippet from the recent Senate plenary debate.

Senator Pia Cayetano's office released the transcript of the debate wherein Senator Juan Ponce Enrile said that the act of self-pleasuring a.k.a. masturbation is a form of abortion!

According to Senator Enrile, “And the question that bothers me is… Is the sperm alive? Is the ovum ofthe woman alive? I have consulted doctors and the answer is yes.

The sperm of a man cannot fertilize any egg, not the egg of a whale, or a lizard, or a bird, or a fish, but only the egg of a woman. And neither can the egg of a woman be fertilized by any other sperm except the sperm of a man, so that these two elements must be together to create life. But each one of them has life. There is no question about that because they have mobility: They move; they develop.”

RH Bill co-author Pia Cayetano countered, “So, if a man and a woman are sleeping together as husband and wife and a man avails of the withdrawal method and ejaculates outside the vagina of a woman, that is ‘interference’ in the same way a condom would be, because the man and the woman decided not to allow the egg and the sperm to meet, is that his Honor’s position?”

And senator Enrile replied,  “Well, if the man wants to satisfy himself by manipulating himself alone, if it is only for pleasure, then it interferes with the production of life. That is my belief. That is a matter of faith to me.”

It was an interesting debate indeed! Any thoughts on Senator Enrile's idea?

Source: ABS-CBN News