My Lakbayan Rate


My Lakbayan grade is C!

How much of the Philippines have you visited? Find out at Lakbayan!

Created by Eugene Villar.

Here is my Lakbayan Rate. At least i’m not an F. This shows how many places in the Philippines i visited and i discovered that it is mainly in luzon, few of Visayas but nothing in Mindanao. I don’t know if i would be able to make it to an A but who knows. Thanks to the one who created this Lakbayan thing.


iBlog 7th Philippine Blogging Summit

For the first time, i was able to attend the iblog summit at UP. It is an event intended for bloggers or would be bloggers. I started blogging last year, i started from scratch. I choose WordPress because a lot of bloggers gave good reviews on it, true enough i survived blogging but still i continue to search for new and additional skills that would improve my blog that’s why i attended this summit.  Glad i did.

I was very excited when i attended this once a year event, dont know what to expect, my friend Bebot and i just go there. I know everything is new to bebot but I’m glad she manage to contain herself on eveything that’s been discussed there.

What i got from this Blogging Summit?

A lot!

my iblog7 shirt
my iblog7 shirt

I won an iBlog shirt,

i got free blogging seminar, saw the blog’s author in person like Carlo Ople of ABC5, Fitz  Villafuerte of Ready to be Rich,  Hawie Severino of GMA 7 and alot more ,they deliver a very good lecture and tactics on  blogging,getting a good traffic, etc.

Carlo Ople
Carlo Ople
Hawie Severino
Hawie Severino
Fitz Villafuerte
Fitz Villafuerte

and lastly, what my friend bebot and i enjoyed most…the food! Great food, it doesn’t taste free,though the food on the second day is better. Thanks to Binalot, GMA 7, ABC 5, Samsung(who made me buy galaxy tab,nice you have sample there,it convinces me to buy) and to all the speakers,


yummy treat for lent by binalot
bebot is enjoying her fish shanghai from Binalot

special mention to Mr Roy Dela Cruz, i’m not sure of his name but he is the funniest speaker on  that  event who talks about writer’s block, thanks for your lively presentation, naaliw ako.

Roy Dela Cruz
Roy Dela Cruz

Thanks to all speakers who generously share their skills and experiences free of charge.

Thanks to UP  Law Internet & Society Program. Hope that there would be more of this.

Thanks to Ms. Janette Toral and everyone from her group for making this event possible.

You prepared everything well,bravo to i blog7!

See you all on iBlog 8!

Kalinga: A trek to remember (K.I.D.S. Foundation)

I was looking for a sagada trip this year and i found this blog from You can have adventure and charity with this kind of project.

Hi everyone!

It’s the second leg of K.I.D.S. Foundation’s, A TREK TO REMEMBER (Medical-Dental Mission) with our partner in Kalinga, the IDP Foundation. We would like to invite medical practitioners; doctors, dentists, nurses, nature lovers, travel geeks, or simply, those young at heart to explore another memorable trek going to Tanudan, Kalinga while getting a chance to know 3,500 pangol tribe & locals of 14 remote barangays of Tanudan.

A Trek To Remember – is a bi-annual trek of the K.I.D.S. Foundation that, distributes books and school supplies for public schools in far flung places. This trek-for-a-cause brings the trekker back to nature and assures the participant of a different kind of high that one can only feel when one shares. This month of May we would like to continue this journey and we will be trekking to two (2) barangays; Baccong and Bawak of Tanudan, Kalinga that will serve the fourteen (14) barangays: Ammaboy, Magtoma, Lay-asan, Burninan, Liyang, Cabugao, Gombowoy, Sabila, Allubaggan, Darulog, Pagugo & Mabaca to bring not only school supplies and books but, a Medical and Dental services and conduct a gift-giving in preparation for the opening of the school year. Tanudan is a 4th class municipality of Kalinga province.

What: A TREK TO REMEMBER VII: Medical-Dental Mission & School Supplies Gift-giving for Pangol tribe & locals of Kalinga

Where: Tanudan, Kalinga (right next to the picturesque town of Tinglayan)

When: May 20th – 24th (ETD for Kalinga at 6PM of Friday – ETA in Manila 5AM of Tuesday)

Registration starts today.
Registration fee is Php3,000.00 (meals, transfers & accommodation). Deadline for Registration is on April 30th and Payment is on May 10th. Kindly, send your registration form via email:

In case you want to experience the adventures in Kalinga here are the extra fees that you have to consider for the R&R or explore in Tabuk, Kalinga after the medical mission (whole day of Monday):

– White Water rafting Php2,500.00
– Kalinga purse & bag Php 30.00 – 500.00
– Kalinga wall decor – Php1,000.00/pair
– Kalinga blend Coffee – Php120.00 to Php150.00/box

In addition, we need to bring medicines & medical supplies and we are also willing to accept cash donations to be used to purchase primarily the vitamins for 3,500 children for the medical mission.
We are hoping for your kind response. You may also call K.I.D.S. Office at (02) 708-KIDS (5437), (02) 348-2109 or 0922-854-3733 for questions or clarifications. Look for Rox and June.

Diether Ocampo
Karina Tanega
Mondo Castro
Tinette Cortes
Bene Go
Rapa Lopa
Darius Hizon
June Hamoy
Rox Oquendo

Thank you and See you all!

Roxanne T. Oquendo
Programs Manager
K.I.D.S. Foundation, Inc.
Ground floor, # 20 G. Araneta Ave.,
Brgy. Santo Domingo, Quezon City
Telefax: (02) 708-KIDS (5437)
(02)3482109 / 09228543733

Realizing a Child’s Dream Today
Kabataang Inyong Dapat Suportahan (K.I.D.S.) Foundation, Inc.
DSWD Registration Number: NCR-2007-R-035
SEC Registration Number: CN200600126
TIN: 243-359-313-000



Valentine Escapade

February 12, 2010, I am so glad we were able to get a VIP ticket for two to watch Pinoy Big brother for free. February 13, the big night for PBB, we witnessed the adoration and the love of people to the big winner Melai. Everyone was so thrilled when Paul Jake’s name was called as the 1st runner up; that means Melissa was chosen as the big winner. The program ended almost past twelve already. 

Going home, there were a lot of people walked from Ninoy Aquino Stadium to Vito Cruz for a ride; the traffic is expected.  We went to Starbucks for coffee, I got my grande coffee jelly upgraded to venti for free, yehey!  Chris and I got home at about 2 in the morning, I made some sandwich then I slept for a while. 

At 3:30am I woke up, Sheelah through a text message said they’re coming to pick us up. We reached our destination, Clark, at about 5:30 in the morning, there was a long line of people buying tickets at the entrance gate of the 2010 Hot Air Balloon Event.  The ticket costs 150 pesos each, we were eight:On, Arman ,Jojit ,Sheelah, , their two kids James (photographer)and Stef, Chris and I.  We came a bit late; some of the balloons were already filled up with air and are ready to fly. We’re still glad we were able to find some balloons that are half-filled. It was a nice feeling seeing different balloons almost within my reach, I usually see these only in TV, it was the very first time, that I’ve seen a hot air balloon, at the age of 34.. 🙂 but I was still amazed. We got hungry, we looked for food, we tried the longganisa from guagua, is it so small, almost  the size of a little boy’s birdie, it was so elastic that we had a hard time chewing the covering part of the meat, thought it tastes good. 

 The next thing we did is we watch the paragliding competition, then  we took some free coffee and slurpee from 7-11 booth, then picture-taking again and again.  At 9 AM, we went out from the event, we tried to look for Aling Lucing’s sisig, they say its good but the road lead us to  Angeles so we decided to look for Camalig Restaurant, the home of Armando’s Pizza. We got a heart-shaped pizza. I’ve read from a blog that their pizza really tastes good, for me its just an average one.

 I’m a fan of Italian Pizza, sorry! Apart from their pizza they also showcased the uniqueness of their place, an ancestral house, it’s creepy inside, a new experience for us.  We’re scared while eating, it’s hard to be full when you’re scared, :).They have tons of old pics of their ancestors, old wooden pieces, everything old; good for antique enthusiasts. Next stop was Susie’s cuisine, here we tasted the yummy palabok(yummy)-a noodle most Filipino loved, leche flan – a yummy dessert that is creamy and sweet;, tibuk tibuk( not so yummy, I don’t like the dayap); and moche,(the best)a sticky ground rice with sweet brown mongo on the inside with sauce made from creamy gata! All these happened in celebration of Valentines Day!  Whatta Valentine! Busog Valentine!!!

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