Monday, August 27, 2012

It's seven o'clock in the morning

This is what I love during the seven o'clock morning shift...

...the buffet breakfast

...voila my breakfast, sometimes I order vegetable omelette.

Our egg, pancake, waffle and french toast station. Another thing I like is going home early at four in the afternoon.

Now, this is the 'I hate part' waking up early. :-(



Thursday, August 23, 2012


It's been awhile, will post some these coming days. Feeling nostalgic, missing home and family...

...with all the news about the tragic accident of Sec. Robredo, I want my Daddy  to come home missing him so much.



Thursday, August 16, 2012

More of Vigan (and side trip to Bangui)

As promised here's more of Vigan... We stayed at Granpa's Inn with very accommodating staff they even surprised us with anniversary thingy in our room, the rate is so cheap, the room is clean and they even accept credit card yey!

Sorry for the bad photos we didn't know what happened to our camera that night, by the way Crisologo St. is so beautiful even at night so nostalgic.

Vigan Vice Mayor Lulu (floral blouse) and Irene's empanada owners Irene (pink shirt).

So here's the story how we made friends with them. After Cy found out that he lost his cell phone we went back right away to Irene’s Empanada because as far as he remember he asked permission from the waitress of Irene’s if he can charge his cell phone. But when we got there Cy’s phone was gone already (Together with the charger take note!) and the waitress told us that she didn't notice it because there were a lot of customers arrived when we left. So I just gave them my cell phone number in case someone (with a good heart and conscience) might return it to them and I told her we are staying in Vigan over night. Cy was so pissed and he decided that we look for a hotel and rest.

He slept the whole afternoon while I explore and take photos of the hotel, later that evening we decided to go back to Irene’s to try their empanada. So, me as a very talkative person I made chikka with the two new waitresses (reliever of the morning shift I think) while Cy bought 2 sodas outside. So I told them the whole story, I didn't notice that the other lady leave and went to their main branch and told the story to the daughter of the owner, then the daughter talked to me and once again I told her the story and she asked for my cell phone number and I told her as well that we are staying in Grandpa’s Inn.

So after that, we strolled around the Crisologo St. and saw this jam-packed restaurant Café Leona (someone told me that the owner is the youngest sister of Chavit) the food must be good since there's a lot of people. We ordered pasta, but while we're waiting my phone rang and it was the owner of Irene’s Empanada and told me that someone retuned Cy’s phone so I hurriedly told the cashier of Café Leona that we’re coming back and we are just going somewhere very important. So right away we went to the main branch of Irene’s Empanada together with their daughter Rovie. When we arrived, the owners Irene and husband Bobby (I think) together with the Vice Mayor of Vigan Ms. Lulu and Brgy. Kagawads were having dinner and some drinks. So we stayed, had some drinks as well and talked about how the cell phone returned to them, the owner told us that “someone” gave it back. Cy and I didn't investigate further, we just thanked them at least Cy’s phone was returned to him (but without the simcard take note again!). These people are so nice even Vice Mayor Lulu accompanied us back to Café Leona, so that's how we became friends with them. (Novela noh?!)

"What a night!" That's how Cy described it, because after the V-Mayor Lulu dropped us at Cafe Leona we saw my Auntie Kulo the eldest sister of Daddy. They attended the wedding of my niece.

Tip: If you are going to Vigan for two days only (like us) just explore the whole city, unlike us there are several places we should have gone to, like the Syquia Mansion, Hidden Garden, even the Pagburnayan and more museums. Thinking that Bangui Windmills is just 2 hours travel (told us by some locals) we did some adventures which turned out to be 4 hours travel. We should have stayed in Vigan instead of just sitting on a bus, well no regrets at least now we know and Bangui Windmills is world class destination.



Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Travel: Vigan (spots)

I already posted this on FB, Cy and me went to Vigan to celebrate our 8th year anniversary. We took the Partas bus at Pasay City terminal, the travel was like going home to our province eight to nine hours. We had some misfortunes during this travel, first Cy's ATM card was captured (good thing we're still in Manila and we have cash and Cy's credit card) and when we're already in Vigan he lost / forgot his cellphone charging at Irene's Emapanada where we had our breakfast. But eventually returned to us (will  tell you guys on the next post).

The travel (took this inside the bus).

Arrived at 6:45 am and went straight to Crisilogo Street (Heritage)... 

Scouting for  hotel that accepts credit card (this one is cordillera inn - not accepting credit card)

Irene's Empanada (along crisologo St.) where we ate our breakfast :D

It's nice to stroll Crisologo Street at early in the morning, no tourists yet.

Kalesa Ride going to Bellfry Tower (Bantay Church)
Php 150.00 per hour, not bad :D

The Belfry Tower

Inside the Bantay Church

Padre Burgos Museum

Will post more of Vigan during the night time, the Baluarte, our side trip to Bangui Windmills and some people we met. (Keep safe everyone)



Friday, August 10, 2012

Here comes the sun

The sun is shining for two days already after two weeks of raining and flood all over the metro. Hope people from the evacuation centers can go home already and I'm praying for those people that are homeless, bless them dear Lord. I'm thinking not just twice but several times before throwing rubbish anywhere (I mean I have to throw it in proper places even if its just a candy wrapper).  I missed the blue skies, the warm feeling, the sweat and everything about the sun.  

...yesterday at my workplace
and this morning when I woke up :D

Thank you Jesus for the sunshine and for the little rainfall at night, because it reminds me to pray before going to sleep. Please always pray everybody.

xoxo, L

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Flood (not just) in Sta. Ana Manila

I didn't go to work yesterday because of the terrible and non-stop rain (maybe it's the wrath of Dear GOD already) that causes the flood everywhere in and outside of Metro Manila. I stayed at Cy's place since Monday evening and that's the time when the water came into their house and I'm all alone because Cy was still at the office until 10pm. Adrenaline rush came into me and I carried all the sofas and put them on the dining table, the water came so fast and I panicked but just a bit because I'm so used to flood (Hello? I'm from the province where storms and typhoons are regular visitors).

Cy cooking lunch and dinner...

...while me and Peebo keeping it dry lols!

Just read this book the whole day yesterday and finished it last night.
A very good book and a must read (suspense-thriller), for more info click here.

I insisted going to work this morning even though  there's still flood outside.

Keep safe everyone and please pray.



Monday, August 6, 2012

Boom Boom Chairs

I'm a sucker for stylish chairs and saw this in the net. Limited edition recycled and refurbished Boom Boom Chairs By Christine Delvecchio.

For more info about these very chic chairs, click here.

xoxo, L