24 (+2) and rocking it!

So, it’s my birthday.

Another year of bliss.. and adventure!

My silver anniversary on this planet was a good one. And I plan to make this year even better.

My birthday wish? that I can learn to believe in my dreams again.

It’s amazing how as children we believe in almost everything and along the way we just  lose that..

Let’s hold on to that. To that faith that anything can happen.
To that belief that we can be whatever we want to be, achieve whatever we want to achieve..
Let’s not let go of the child within us because at the end of the day, dreams keeps us  going…

I’m 24 (+2), rockin’ it, will continue to rock and and will believe again…

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cheers!

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Finding Serenity in Naval, Biliran…

Green.

The word that comes to mind when I think of Naval, Biliran.

Naval.

A small municipality in the province of Biliran, in the Eastern Visayas Region.
Serene, peaceful and relaxing. That’s what Naval is to me.

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I was born and raised in the city so I’m a natural coffee addict-fast-paced city girl.
But we all need rest sometimes. We need to stop and enjoy life and what it has to offer..

A little too serious write up for me? Nah. I’m unpredictable this way.. (*wink)

Seriously, after all the work we do in the city, we need a place just to be quiet and put our minds at ease.

I found the perfect place, yes.
Unfortunately, during my last visit, my mind wasn’t at ease at all since my job as an event organizer brought me to this place. My brains was full of “To do’s” and schedules.. But this wasn’t my first trip to this place.

Naval has a special place in my heart not just because of the agricultural beauty that it offers but because of it’s people. The people makes the place, I say. And the people are just beautiful creatures just like its scenes.

Very helpful, welcoming and smiling Navaleños….
I may not have enjoyed the place as much as I wanted to because of the wedding but I will definitely come back (for the 10th time) soon…

But for those of you who wants to visit, here you go:

Transportation:

By Air: 

You would be flying from wherever you are to Tacloban airport and from there, you can take the van (Duptours or Van-Van’s)
Fare: P130
(2.5-3hr ride)

By Sea:
via Supercat 
Cebu to Ormoc – P760
   (3-hr ride)
Free JD van ride going to Naval (make sure you ask for the free ride in the terminal before you board)
(2-hr ride)

Check Schedule at http://www.supercat.com.ph/sched.asp

For Naval to Cebu, same route.
Or….
via Roble, the blessed stars

Fare/Person:
Economy: 430 PHP
Tourist: 530 PHP

Shcedule:

CebuNaval: Saturday & Monday 9:00 PM – M/V Blessed Stars

NavalCebu: Sunday & Tuesday 9:00PM – M/V Blessed Stars
(10-hr ride)

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Places you can stay at:

There are a number of hotels and pensionne houses that you can try but these two are my recommendations.

Marvin’s seaside inn: http://tourism.biliranisland.com/marvinsseasideinn.php

And a budget hotel: GV hotel 
check out their rooms at http://www.gvhotels.com.ph/gv-hotels-our-rooms-branches/

Other places:

Biliran Garden Resort
Villa Cecilia Sitio, Lomboy Barangay Calumpang, Naval, Biliran
(+6353) 500-9232 / (+63921) 983-7936

Brigida Tourist Inn
Castin Street, Naval, Biliran
(+6353) 500-9375

Chamorita
Barangay Catmon, Naval, Biliran
(+63918) 608-3499

Higatangan Beach Resort
Higatangan Island, Naval, Biliran
(+63927) 697-9804 / (+63905) 262-2010

Jimmy’s House
Agta Beach, VRC Resort, Biliran, Biliran
(+63916) 466-5809
http://www.agtabeach.com

M and M Inn
Biliran Town, Biliran 
(+63920) 393-0162 / (+63921) 200-4536 / (+63949) 717-5182

And of course, we have the places to visit.. yey!

Beaches

Samabaun Beach,
Banderahan Beach
Cogon Beach
Candol Beach

Islands
Dalutan Island
Maripipi Island
Higatangan Island
Tingkasan Island
Sambawan Island
Genuruan Island
Capinahan Island

Waterfalls
Tomalistis Falls
Kasabangan Falls
Kinaraha Cascades
Pundol Falls
Pulang Yuta Falls
Busai Falls
Tigbaw Falls
Tinago Falls
Ulan Ulan Falls
Casiawan Waterfalls

falls

Springs
Masagongsong Swimming Pool
San Bernardino Swimming Pool
Libtong Hotspring
Mainit Hotspring

Alot of falls, huh? That’s what makes the place so beautiful.
There are waterfalls in places that you don’t expect.

So for your next trip, try Naval Biliran and let me know what you think.. 🙂

Pole Dancing to Hit Cebu!

Finally!

Cebu will have it’s first pole dancing classes…
God does answer prayers!

People may have bad impression when it comes to pole dancing especially when we know where they are usually being used. (wink wink)
But obviously, people are more mature now since they are embracing it.
And how I love them for embracing it…

Gold’s Gym will hold the launching of the 1st Pole Dancing in Cebu, today!
March 16, 2013 at the Atrium of J Centre Mall at 6:30pm.
You don’t need the details from me. It’s all in the poster.

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Pole Dancing is just like any Gym Session.
It helps you burn calories as much as 250! And it helps build muscles and tones.
You get to have fun while you get fit!
And ladies, we’ll look real sexy while doing it too!

Who can argue with that?
Count me in!

Wedding Bliss or Wedding Bust?

So.

I’m an Event Organizer and I have this wedding coming up in March.

I have done quite a few company events which as of the moment is my specialty; from team building, to leadership training and all that. But of course, I want to be more creative so I’m entering the wedding scene (really need to be careful what we wish for).

At first, I was so excited and I had all these ideas especially since the wedding is a garden wedding at sunset. Cmon! That’s as romantic as holding hands while walking on the beach or watching the starry night together or eating a string of spaghetti till your lips meet… Like I said, It’s romantic.

But……..
We all know there’s a but.

The time of the wedding changed. So now, it will be a morning wedding.

From overly creative to a blank page. I’m talking about my brain by the way…

The wedding’s motif is fern green which was okay.. but now that it will be in the morning, all I can see is the grass.. the damn flowers will blend right in. Like grass.

Morning- no need for lights, so no light effects (sun is a natural light- of which I wish I can turn off..)
Morning- too hot (guests will be sweating like pigs in a microwave)
Morning- wanted to create a tunnel as entrance ala secret garden style (too dark for entrance and too bright for lights to be emphasized; so there goes that idea )

So you see why I’m stuck?

But thanks to google, I did find a few ideas.
And these websites are amazing too. Real unique.

Let me see here.. oh, here’s one:
* http://www.weddingwire.com/ – a lot of ideas to choose from and the site can help any couple organize their wedding

And 2 more…

* http://www.pinterest.com – can find anything you’ll ever need. And you can check other websites as well through here

* http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/– it’s martha stewart. What did you expect? hahaha

Sing to the tune of ghostbusters:

♪♫ When there are things to fix in the neighborhood.. who you gonna call? Martha Stewart!
If you made something weird, and it ain’t no good.. who you gonna call? Martha Stewart! ♪♫

I should really stop singing this… hahaha
But Martha Stewart, if you’re ever going to read this, I love you dude! ;p

Back to the topic…

I know I’ll do great. (Looking at the glass half-full) Guess I was just caught off guard when I needed to change almost all of my ideas. Thank God for Internet! hehe

You guyz think I should have just stuck to doing company events?
Well, I think this is worth a shot and we’ll see where it goes.

If the wedding is a disaster, I can always change my name and live in another country… no worries.

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(compliments to idoparties.blogspot.com for the picture)

Will update and show pictures soon of my successful/disastrous wedding…

Poor couple. Tsk.