Palawan in Mobile Phone Pictures

Around a week ago, my sister and I went to one of the most beautiful places in the Philippines–or even in the entire world–Palawan WITHOUT ANY DIGITAL CAMERA. Yes, we committed a traveler’s mortal sin. On the bright side, we were able prove our mobile phones’ camera capabilities.

So here is Palawan according to Samsung and LG:

I love their sans rival, but I prefer our airport to have more chairs so I don't have to end up spending a lot of money just to sit in cafes.

I love their sans rival, but I prefer our airport to have more chairs so I don’t have to end up spending a lot of money just to sit in cafes.

We’re so ready!

I think you’ve never been to Palawan or anywhere else if you don’t have a personal photo with the airport’s name in the background . . .

or the airplane.

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Trivia: the most expensive bags are those made from a young crocodile’s skin. How young? About 5 to 6 years old.

Had Hawaiian pizza. Yum! But people drive from the city center all the way to Baker’s Hill for their hopia.

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Pandan trees in Pandan Island. But I love the powdery sand more.

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Pandan Beach is simply divine!

At the back are the Vietnamese. With us is Andrew from Tasmania. Such a nice, happy fellow.

At the back are the Vietnamese. With us is Andrew from Tasmania. Such a nice, happy fellow.

"I am not scared. I repeat: I am not scared."

“I am not scared. I repeat: I am not scared.”
If you're scared of enclosed spaces, then you can definitely hyperventilate inside. But if you can get past it and be a bit braver like my sister, then you'll have one of the shortest but magical journeys of your life. No kidding.

If you’re scared of enclosed spaces, then you can definitely hyperventilate inside. But if you can get past it and be a bit braver like my sister, then you’ll have one of the shortest but magical journeys of your life. No kidding.

 

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Happy Birthday, CBSI!

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Honestly, this is one of the most awkward occasions for me, and I’m not one who celebrates it. Besides, I’ve got another thing in mind: CBSi.

Photo courtesy of empressofdrac.com

Cebu Bloggers Society Incorporated has definitely grown into one of the most formidable and dynamic blogging societies not only in the Philippines but in the entire world. Hey, isn’t it us who started World Bloggers Day, which has already reached the United States, Australia, Singapore, and UAE, to name a few? For this year, CBS is going aggressive with ACTNow, a proactive project headed by Mr. Jaysee Pingki-an.

CBS members love to get down and dirty, but tomorrow it’s going to be quite different. They’re heading to Harold’s Hotel, the official venue for a certainly splendid cocktail party.

It’s too bad I won’t be there for personal reasons, but like the rest of the bloggers, I would like to express my deepest appreciation to Harold’s. Thank you for believing in the power of the new media and for continuously empowering the people behind it.

To CBS, cheers! Hope to see you, guys, again very soon.

 

 

About Harold’s Hotel

Located in Gorordo Avenue, Cebu City, Harold’s Hotel┬áis the premier business hotel with more than 85 fabulously designed guest rooms, including superior rooms and deluxe rooms and suites.

Harold’s Hotel has mastered not only sophistication and elegance but also fantastic food: restaurants like H Cafe and Highlights whet your appetite.

Whether you’re after hours of fun or complete relaxation for a day or a week, you can come to Harold’s and let its accommodating staff take care of you.

Adult Vaccination

I’ll be honest: the last time I had my adult vaccination was around two years ago, and it was for flu. I don’t think it worked because I developed coughs and colds and almost all the flu-like symptoms you can think of more often than when I didn’t have the shot.

But this year I’m going to give it a try, this time from our own family doctor. Heard it isn’t cheap, so hopefully it’s worth the temporary numbness and the money. On the other hand, tomorrow, the entire family troops to his clinic for measles vaccine. For the past few weeks, many of them got sick from it. According to the doctor, most insurance companies don’t pay for your treatment since there’s the vaccine. In other words, you got sick because you were negligent.

Again, it isn’t cheap. Roughly Php 1,500. And I have to pay for two, including Bernard. I was hesitant to do it, but my mother always has the some of the wisest words: “Your health is your biggest resource.” True. But for now, I’ll “loan” the money while I’m still fixing our monthly budget. I’m going to Palawan a few days from now, so I have to prepare for that.

Anyway, besides flu and measles vaccines, there are more that adults should seriously consider getting. Though this is from CDC, I think most, if not all, still apply in our country. Just talk to your doctor about it:

Adult Immunization Schedule

Here’s to better health while getting old!