Saturday, August 2, 2014

My 2014 Midyear Review


  • Joined Belle De Jour Power Planner 21 Day Challenge
  • Tried Matgalne Lunch Buffet @ Php399
  • Had my first trip to Sagada
  • Attended Edsel and Donna's Wedding - Fontana, Pampanga
  • Reunion with high school friends
  • My first BDJ Rendezvous event at Ace Water Spa
  • Swimming with family and relatives
  • 1st Calaguas trip for the year
  • AHM Summer Outing at PhiPhi Beach, Morong, Bataan
  • Binondo food trip
  • Calaguas trip
  • Caramoan trip
  • Ilocos trip - solo tour :)
  • Calaguas trip
  • Bolinao trip\
  • New work 
  • Nolita and Up Dharma Down at BGC
  • La Union surf trip
  • Kanto Freestyle - Tapa Benedict!
Few bumps and bruises along the way but pretty much challenging. Hopefully more detailed posts soon. Bring it on other half of 2014!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Year That Was - 2013

January -     The Outdoor Freak planning mode

February -   Office Anniversary party @ ICON
                     Salcedo Saturday market
                     Baby Trish's birthday

March -       Potipot Trip 1st "Official" out of town trip of The Outdoor Freak
                    Calaguas "Holy Week" Trip (side trip CWC) with AHM peeps by TOF
                    MOMO Cafe - best tapa!

April -          Calaguas Trip by TOF
                    Xy's graduation
                    Make Your Own Havaianas event

May -        Calaguas Trip by TOF
                  Alaminos solo trip
                  Mt. Pinatubo trip by TOF
                  moved to new apartment
                  1st year anniversary AHM

June -        Coron by TOF 

July -         Ilocos "Independence Day" Trip with AHM peeps by TOF
                  *First time to try sandboarding.
                  Dumaguete - Siquijor solo trip 
                  *Failed attempt to cliffjump

August -    Bantayan trip - FAILED 
                   Nuvali with AHM peeps

September - Reunion with Leo, Mhe, Mhye, Angie and the rest of Surio and Tapia clan
                     Kapitolyo food trip

October -      Bolinao trip (side trip Liwa Liwa)
                      Belle De Jour Fair
                      Soul Surf La Union

November -   El Nido - Puerto Princesa
                       Volunteer work - DSWD and Red Cross

December -    First anniversary of The Outdoor Freak - La Union (Rimat Ti Amianan event)
                        MSA membership
                       40th Wedding Anniversary of Lolo Dave and Lola Claire
                       Ilocos Trip by TOF

Won't mind getting more TOF trips in 2014. More travels and reunions. Less sickness and more effort to get fit. More surf!

2014 Planner

My personalized planner. :)

Thanksgiving 2013 - El Nido-Puerto Princesa Trip - Day 4

Arrived in Puerto Princesa around 3 in the morning and checked in at Go Hotels.

11 in the morning, we started our City tour.

First stop:

Bought Ube and Monggo hopia and langka and cashew yema here. They're yummy!  


Second stop:

 Mitra Ranch
Third stop:

Fourth stop:


Fifth stop:

My favorite restaurant:

Goji berry juice

Unable to eat at Kalui's and visit the museum.

Thanksgiving 2013 - El Nido-Puerto Princesa Trip - Day 3

 Peanut butter + Banana Crepe :)

Combination Tour B&D (plus 7 Commando)

 @ 7 Commando

 Island where Cudognon Cave is located.

I think this is Cadlao Lagoon. 

Other side of Snake Island View deck

Overlooking Snake Island

Gone to other islands and don't remember their names anymore. We went back to Puerto Princesa after the island hopping tour.

Thanksgiving 2013 - El Nido-Puerto Princesa Trip - Day 2

Morning view at Hadefe Cottages. First day of our island hopping. Combination tour A & C.

 El Nido port

 Helicopter Island

 Matinloc Shrine Viewdeck

 Talisayen Beach

 Lunch on board

We were able to visit Helicopter Island, Matinloc Shrine, Talisayen, Secret Lagoon, Simizu and Small Lagoon.
Due to weather conditions, we weren't able to see the Hidden Beach, Big Lagoon and Secret Beach.

Island Hopping Standard Rates
Effective November 16, 2013, below are the standard rates.
Tour A1,200 Pesos per person9 AM to 4-5 PM
Tour B1,300 Pesos per person9 AM to 4-5 PM
Tour C1,400 Pesos per person9 AM to 4-5 PM
Tour D1,200 Pesos per person9 AM to 4-5 PM
Combination Tour A & CNo longer allowed by the Municipality of El Nido
Combination Tour B & D
*got the rates from
Tours were booked through Northern Hope.

Taken from Northern Hope's Underwater camera only for Php 100, unli-shots. :)