Gayon Bicol!

Yup Ate Charo, barely 4 months from my prior vacation (Jul-Aug 2013), naswertehang makauwi ulit sa Pinas ng Disyembre. Second Paskong Pinas & New Year’s in a row, woot! Maraming salamat sa Cebu Pac promo fare (DXB-MNL-DXB) & Emirates (BAH-DXB-BAH)  :)

We agreed to spend Christmas in my hometown – Malasiqui, Pangasinan while New Year’s in Buboy’s place – Viga, Catanduanes. Hindi pa ako nakakarating sa Region 5 Ate Charo. Therefore, yalla sa Bicol! :)

Gayon Bicol!

Gayon Bicol!

29.12.13 – 02.01.14 Manila-Virac via CebuPac. Marhaba Catanduanes! Twin Rock Beach Resort. Luyang Cave, San Andres. Batong Paluway. Road trip to Baras. A Glimpse of Bato Church. Amazing waves @ Puraran Surf Beach. Viga staycation. Kids’ Christmas Cheers. Fun duty sa OLMM Bakery. New Year’s Eve with Buboy’s family. Topload experience San Miguel to Virac. RSL Ferry to Tabaco, Albay. A view of Mayon Skyline and capped by a 12-hour bus ride to Manila. :)

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A Milestone: CIPS Level 4 completed! ^_^

Sa wakas Ate Charo, after one year of pagsusunog ng kilay and da midnight oil, echos! :)

After completing the short course in Ethical Procurement in  late May, I’ve since waited for the official results for Level 4 assessment.

At nagbunga naman ang paglalaan ng oras magbasa at magpraktis magsulat ng legible (essay type noh, hindi multiple choice).

CIPS Level 4

CIPS Level 4 –  International Diploma – completed!

And yes, this opens doors for me – I can take up Level 5 and up, or pursue MSC/MBA (indi ko natapos ung MBA ko nung 2007 kasi nga napadpad ako dine sa Bahrain).

Pero i need to finish some other courses / tests first, i.e. IELTS, et al. And op kors, need pa ng full prep para sa wedding namin ni Buboy sa Dec.

Andami kong gustong gawin, so little time. Batman, let’s do this! #Eksoyted

NB: Always remember, a goal without a plan, is just a wish. :) :) :)

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Puerto Princesa + El Nido with Mum

MNL-PPS via TigerAir, PPS-MNL via PAL. PPS-El Nido via Fort Wally. Palawan Village Hotel. Novie’s Tourist Inn. PPS City Tour – Baywalk, Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral, Plaza Cuartel, Binuatan Creations, Croc Farm, Mitra’s Ranch, Bakers’ Hill. Dinner at Kinabuch’s. Honda Bay Tour – Starfish, Luli & Cowrie Islands. The Underground River Tour experience. And, the breathtaking limestone cliffs of El Nido. :)
Me and Mum @ Cowrie Island, Honda Bay

Me and Mum @ Cowrie Island, Honda Bay

I was looking forward to a trip with Mum. Hong Kong sana or Singapore, kaso wala pa siyang passport kaya Pinas muna. Yalla sa Palawan! :)

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Byaheng Norte

Vigan – Laoag – Pagudpod circuit via Partas. Calle Crisologo. Chichacorn. Tongson Royal Bibingka. Laoag City. Hotel Texicano. Durong’s Malunggay Pandesal. Bangui Windmills. Pagudpod White Beach. Kabigan Falls. Patapat Viaduct. Paraiso ni Anton. Agua Grande. Bantay Abot Cave. Timangtang Rock. Dos Hermanos Islands. Blue Lagoon Beach. Kalamay overload.

Welcome to Pagupod

Byaheng Norte – Aug 2014

Yes Ate Charo, hindi pako nakuntento sa IndoChina at Baguio, dumiretso pako ng Ilocos.

Ganire katindi ang kagat ng travel bug. O epekto marahil ng nunal ko sa talampakan. :)

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SEA Series Part 10: Enchanting Mui Ne

This post is part of a series on my 16-day Mainland South East Asian trip with college buddies across Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam.

I have been looking forward to a trip with my college best friends since we graduated in 2005. Hence I was so elated when two of them were able to join me. It was like college once again, minus the Departmental Exams. :)

Memories in Mui Ne, with Atsi Juds

Memories in Mui Ne, with Atsi Juds

After a glimpse tour of Saigon, we traversed northbound, 6 hour by bus to the so-called “Resort Capital of Vietnam,” Mui Ne.

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SEA Series Part 9: We miss Saigon

This post is part of a series on my 16-day Mainland South East Asian trip with college buddies across Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam.

I have been looking forward to a trip with my college best friends since we graduated in 2005. Hence I was so elated when two of them were able to join me. It was like college once again, minus the Departmental Exams. :)

Mekong Delta Tour: My Tho - Ben Tre

Mekong Delta Tour: My Tho – Ben Tre

Akala ko record holder na ang 12-hour bus ride to see the Angkor Temples of Siam Reap, Cambodia.

I was wrong Ate Charo, dahil inabot ng 16 hours ang aming epic bus journey Siam Reap – Ho Chi Minh City, hehehe.

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SEA Series Part 8: Temple Run in Siam Reap

This post is part of a series on my 16-day Mainland South East Asian trip with college buddies across Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam.

I have been looking forward to a trip with my college best friends since we graduated in 2005. Hence I was so elated when two of them were able to join me. It was like college once again, minus the Departmental Exams. :)

Bayon, Angkor Thom

Bayon, Angkor Thom

And so, after our 3-day adventure in the Land of Smiles, we move on to our next destination that is, Siam Reap, Cambodia.

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SEA Series Part 7: Hangover in Bangkok

This post is part of a series on my 16-day Mainland South East Asian trip with college buddies across Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam.

I have been looking forward to a trip with my college best friends since we graduated in 2005. Hence I was so elated when two of them were able to join me. It was like college once again, minus the Departmental Exams. :)

The Grand Palace, Bangkok

The Grand Palace, Bangkok

Matapos ang epic Kanchanaburi adventure kahapon, let’s explore ulit Bangkok area ngayon.

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SEA Series Part 6: Amazing Kanchanaburi!

This post is part of a series on my 16-day Mainland South East Asian trip with college buddies across Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam.

I have been looking forward to a trip with my college best friends since we graduated in 2005. Hence I was so elated when two of them were able to join me. It was like college again, minus the Departmental Exams, :)

Flashback Kanchanaburi

Flashback Kanchanaburi

Day 8 of this epic trip, which i consider the highlight and my favorite.I got to ride a real elephant lah. That’s one of my dreams coming true! :)

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SEA Series Part 5: Sawasdee Bangkok!

This post is part of a series on my 16-day Mainland South East Asian trip with college buddies across Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam.

I have been looking forward to a trip with my college best friends since we graduated in 2005. Hence I was so elated when two of them were able to join me. It was like college once again, minus the Departmental Exams. :)

Sawasdee Bangkok!

Sawasdee Bangkok!

Good Morning ulit Bangkok!
It’s Day 7 of this epic trip and yes, my 3rd entry in Bangkok (coming 1st from Mumbai, 2nd from Laos, and 3rd from Myanmar). Andami ng BKK entry at exit stamps ng passport ko Ate Charo, hehe.

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