Tuesday, June 28, 2011

PSU's Tourism Society Announcement

My brothers and sisters from Tourism Society,

We are pleased to announce to the pioneer members of Palawan State University's Tourism Society The Grand Reunion on December 30, 2011. It will, I know, be an enjoyable occasion, giving everyone the opportunity to meet old friends, revisit old haunts and discover just how our classmates and profesors have developed over the years. Join us for a night of glamor and elegance as we celebrate our Reunion. 

We do not have everyone's address and contacts, so please do let other Alumni know about this event which is also be listed on Facebook soon. For more information, please contact Joel Contrivida and Jean Magalona-Onate.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Baragatan sa Palawan 2011 - Amos Tara!

If the Philippines has 7, 107 islands, 1,780 islands can be found in Palawan where every island is an adventure. I am from Palawan and I never had a chance to explore all of its islands and islets. My province has the highest immersion of islands and one of the largest provinces in the country geographically speaking. The capital, the only city in my province, and the cleanest city in the Philippines is Puerto Princesa. It  has the lowest  crime rate compared to other cities in the Philippines where the World Heritage Site, Puerto Princesa City Subterranean River National Park can be navigated. Known as the the Philippines' last ecological frontier, Palawan is rich in natural resources both flora and fauna, it is home to exotic and endemic species of animals that roam freely in its verdant hills and plains. Isn't it great to be a Palaweno? I am proud to be one!

On June 13-23, 2011 we will be celebrating the 109th founding anniversary of my province. You are hereby invited to join us. From the Cuyonon dialect, we call it Baragatan which means "convergence". People will be coming together from 24 municipalities to bring their songs, dances and music together.  We will present all these aspects of life through cultural presentation, trade shows, exhibitions, float parade and street dancing. Amos Tara! 

The penguin shines across the loving hydrogen.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Itinerary for the Next Quarter

I enjoy going to the beach and just sitting by the water and watch the waves. I prefer to relax and just take things as it is, bringing a sense of inner peace. If  the weather permits, I'm heading back to my hometown in Palawan so I could run on it's long and beautiful shoreline again. 

   Marcial Bolen photo, Spratly's 

From where I work, we have 2 long weekends coming up so I better use this opportunity  to retreat. I'm planning to visit  El Nido, Malampaya Sound, Lake Danao, Pavilion Island, Underground River, and Puerto Princesa's zip line in Mitra's Ranch. I am eying to visit the Municipality of Spratly if at all possible.

Pag-asa Island, Spratly's by Marcial Bolen

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Lost in Sitio Lucia

I lost my bubblegum havaianas at the resort when we had a get together outing last summer. I and one of our companions lost our flip-flops. Mine was left beside the kiddies’ pool, when I get back after photo shooting with sissy anney, it wasn’t there anymore. Discretely, I searched every cottage but I wasn’t able to find it. It was bad experience because I love my havaianas so dearly.  If you want to visit Sitio Lucia keep your flip flops in your cottage so that you won’t experience what I had just experienced.

Sitio  Lucia Resort is a dinosaur or Jurassic themed park resort located at Km.40  Fidel  de  Jesus  St.,  Pulong  Buhangin,  Santa  Maria,  Bulacan, Philippines. It is both a training and leisure destination fully accredited by the Department of Tourism as a Class AA property.

Five  years  ago,  we  have  been  here  when  the resort was new, when the swimming pools smell fresh and tidy, when the water was clear and blue when the  staff  were  friendly  and  courteous,  when your belongings are safe, yeah…that was five years ago.

Now  it  has  changed  a  lot.  I  can’t  help but noticed mossy dinosaurs, swimming  pool  water  was  brown (the color of tea), crowded and wasn’t in order  when we checked in maybe because the receiving area is small. On the other hand, if compared to Amana I liked the shades of the trees. I love to breathe the fresh air in here.

The lump loves the worry inside the resident food