Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Cebu City - New Life but NO POST

It has been more than a month since I relocated here in Cebu City, Philippines. It's more than a month as well since the last time I posted something here. I got a lot of pending post on my draft, but all of them do not have photos on them. I do not have the hard drive with me, so I can't work and finish anything.
I really miss blogging. Once in a while I check out blog posts, especially those bloggers who posted their links in Facebook and Twitter. I wish I always have a computer or laptop. Right now, I borrowed a friend's lappy, so I can watch movie on my rest days, but a brilliant idea came to me. Why not enable my phone's tether and quickly make a post ;-)
I'd like to thank those bloggers who never fail to visit here. Thanks a lot. I'm still trying to adapt the city life. My pimples are killing me everyday. Every two weeks, we're given a new schedule. I really have to bear with it, coz I'm still in training. I miss the things I'd left behind in Dumaguete.
Though I'm starting to have new friends here in Cebu city, I still miss my old friends. I still can't forget the word "chilling" everytime I went out with them. Here, chilling is partying. I know how to party, but it has never been my thing. I love to hang out with friends, and partying is like faking the bond. I want something real like talking and laughing.
I have a lot of friends here though, but everybody's busy except during night outs. My co-border here in my apartment asked me where do I always go after work, because he has never seen my room lit up even night time. Yeah I always go out with friends, and my money's running out before payday comes. lol I'm not a loner, and I can't stay in my room whole day without someone to talk to. I easily got bored except today when I have something to write.
I realized my next project is to get a laptop. How much is a laptop? I wish there's a Php 2000.00. I'll buy myself right away. lol
Thanks for everything blogger friends and readers. I still receive traffic even I'm away.
Just me,

Friday, August 9, 2013

Valencia Negros Oriental - Cata-al World War II Museum

I visited Cata-al World War II Museum in Valencia, Negros Oriental last time. The Museum displays old and vintage collections of World War II artifacts. 
photo by Roel Hoang Manipon of Lakbay Pilipinas

It was the late Porferio Cata-al, Sr. who started collecting these priceless memorabilia. He was a private of the Filipino guerrilla movement when the Japanese took over Valencia, Negros Oriental. It was during his funeral wake last November, 2012 when I discovered that Cata-al WW II Museum existed in Valencia, Negros Oriental. 
photo by Randy Anderson of Pinoy Topics
His son, Felix Constantino Villa Cata-al, helped his father in gathering WWII collections. The museum is part of their modest two-story house. Visitors are free to see the artifacts and relics, but a donation box for maintenance can be considered.
Mr. Felix Cata-al showing us this old phonograph
phonograph during World War II
old typewriter machine during WWII
old water container

The place is easy to find. It's even listed in Dumaguete City Tourism office as one of the attractions in the province. Mr. Cata-al (son) told us that he was offered with considerable money by many antique collectors. 

But he wouldn't agree if collectors only wanted to buy a piece of the artifacts. He intended to sell all of them in one price. He has a point, and for the mean time, all these are still in their family's possession.

I was really amazed Cata-al Family's fashion over these precious antiques. I hope it will stay in Valencia, Negros Oriental for many more years. 
Till here. I'm gonna be busy the entire month. I hope you wouldn't get tired visiting my space. I'll be working in a new city, and I'm starting from the scratch. I don't even have my own place yet, and still staying with a friend. 

Just me, 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Valencia Negros Oriental - Trip to Casaroro Falls

Last November 1, 2012, I shared a tragic incident that happened in Casaroro Falls HERE. That post was not intended to discourage people from visiting the mighty waterfalls in Valencia, Negros Oriental.
Casaroro Falls - source

Friday, June 28, 2013

Valencia, Negros Oriental - The Forest Camp

I am not busy, but I was just consumed with a lot of things these past few days. I got a short vacation back to my hometown. My company offered a new position for a new job here in Dumaguete City, but I already decided to settle in Cebu. My mind is fixed. I have to move on. My ex asked another chance, but I just realized, there's plenty of fish in the sea.
The Forest Camp

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Valencia, Negros Oriental - Japanese Shrine Adventure

Together with Walter and Sue, we went to see the Filipino-Japanese Amity Memorial Shrine. Located in the hilltop of Valencia, Negros Oriental, the shrine marks the place where both Filipino and American soldiers especially the Negrosanon guerilla units (people in Negros Oriental) fought against the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II
three-sided obelisk symbolizing Japan, America, and Philippines during the war

Monday, May 27, 2013

Sta. Catalina - Mansanagan Waterfalls

Mansanagan Waterfalls is located in Mansanagan, Kabulacan in the municipality of Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental. It's not a known waterfalls, and I didn't even know about the name until I made this blog post. Let me share to you the beauty of the hidden waterfalls in Sta. Catalina.
Mansanagan Waterfall

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Sta. Catalina - Out of Town with Friends

We went to Sta. Catalina to escape from the hassles and bustles of the city. It’s a first-class municipality of Negros Oriental province in the Philippines. The specific outing destination is a friend’s native rest house in Mansanagan, Kabulacan, Sta. Catalina. Thanks a lot Sam for the invitation and the ride! Lemme show how relaxing the short vacay we had. 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Ramdom Blabber of a Blogger

We meet different people in different times.  Some of them may touch our lives and has to leave us with their wonderful marks. When I was young, I was reluctant in making close friends. I was usually skeptical and doubtful when a person showed some kindness. But that really changed, when I am left with no choice, but to adopt the world of ‘call center” industry. 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Cebu City - Im at the TOPS of World.

Tops is one of the must-see places in Cebu. It's my third visit in this place, but I still couldn't get enough of the breath-taking view and scenery of Cebu City and Mactan Island. It gives you a 360 degree view from the top Mt. Busay with the elevation of about 610 meters above sea level.
at the TOPS

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Taoist Temple - Visit in Cebu City

Taoist Temple is situated in 300-meter elevation in Beverly Hills Subdivision, Cebu City, Philippines. The temple was built in 1972 by the Chinese community in Cebu focusing the worship of Taoism, a religion that follows Lao Zi.
Posing before Taoist Temple last March, 2013