Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Villa Escudero Trip: Us

This is the continuation of my post for our Villa Escudero Trip last April 23. This time, I would like to share with you our pictures! LOLx. (siyempre, mawawala ba to!)

Me and my co-teachers/friends with our tickets
(ako lang walang hawak noh! di ko alam eh! haha!)

us infront of the church museum

me with snow white
(parang dwarf na din si snow white! haha!)

me and ms. bird taking a pose before eating (LOLx.)
finished with our lunch
(hmm... sarap ng feeling ng paa namin! haha!)

before swimming

(ayun.. sa falls na lang kami tumambay! haha!)

on the way home...
(at di mawawala ang picture taking sa loob ng bus! haha!)
Have a nice rainy Thursday! :)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Villa Escudero Trip: The View

Last April 23, me and my co-teachers in our school, along with all the teachers in our district had our so-called field trip at Villa Escudero in San Pablo City, Laguna (and it's on the boarder of Tiaong, Quezon). I thought that it's a long drive but it's just a two-hour drive from where we are in Cavite. Honestly, I was not as excited for this trip as when we first knew that we are going to Villa Escudero, because we just came from our Isabela vacation and I was having a sort of jet lag (LOLx. nope, I'm just too tired to make "gala"..). So, here are some of the photos from our trip, later I will posts OUR pictures! (hahaha!)
( the monument of the owner of this hacienda.. )

(the "chandelier" from the main lobby of the resort)

Lake Labasin
( well, I didn't ride on the "balsa"... duwag din mga kasama ko eh!)
the church museum..
(photos are not allowed inside.. "sayang!")

the carabao ride
(there's even a "manghaharana" at the back.. pinoy na pinoy ang dating. *_*)
(kawawang kalabaw.... tsk tsk..)

(o diba, may airplane pa!) :)

(the view of the Villa and the mountain at the back)

(some of the unique statues in the resort..)

(greener than green.. haha!)

(on our way to the pool.. but didn't swim there..
bawal pala ang di-nakaswimsuit! nag-tiyaga na lang sa falls! haha!)
That's it. Have a blessed day everyone! :)

Sunday, April 26, 2009


I just want to share some of the photos that I got from my 4-day stay in Isabela (well, except for the 2 days journey, back and forth). I also have photos wherein we had to cross the Cagayan River just to be able to go to the town proper. But I've been saving those shots for the Skywatch Friday. "__"

Here are some of the "weird" photos that I got. The first photo, looks like the head of a frog with its eyes bulging up. I love the second one, the tree at the center seems to have a face. And the third, well, just plain ordinary but still, a hint from this place. :)

I shot the photo below on our way to the house of the groom where the wedding took place. It was a Christian Wedding actually. I love the mountain view ahead of us and of course, the used to be corn field (I didn't know why they burned the corns, maybe to get ready for the next corn planting.. not sure about that though.. )

And due to insistent public demand (charing! LOLx.), here are some of our pix from the wedding. Well, I just picked some of those that are bearable (hahaha! antaba ko na kasi talaga!)

Friday, April 24, 2009

Skywatch 17 - Sunrise at Isabela

I've been to Isabela last Saturday, April 18 up to Tuesday but we left Cavite last Friday. Well, just to let you know, it took 11 hours just to get there (from Cubao terminal). I went to Isabela because it's the wedding of the sister of my friend's boyfriend (get it?) and my friend was one of the secondary sponsors. So, yes, I was the chaperone of my friend (hahaha!) And because one of the "abays" was not able to go.. I replaced her instead. (yeah, instant "abay" haha! di pa naman ako nakapg-diet! LOLx.)

So, the photo above is my post for this week's Skywatch Friday. I just want to share with you the sunrise straight from Isabela. I took that shot so early in the morning. Well, upon waking up and we got there at around 8 in the morning. :)

You can also see a lot of Skywatch post around the globe here. Happy Skywatch Friday everyone! ;)

Thursday, April 16, 2009


I already told before that I like to read.. infact, I loved to read! Here are just some of the books that I like and didn't mind to read over and over again...

(currently reading...)
I remembered that I even posted something about comparing the Twilight Saga to the Harry Potter Series, I even commented that I will not trade my being a Potter fanatic to a vampire! But hey, what happened here?! (haha!) Maybe, I also got the virus and sticked to the same madness that came over to those people who are addicted to the Twilight Series.. (and I don't care a bit! haha!) I am currently reading Eclipse. Well, as of the moment.. I am still at page 321.. so, I still have half of the novel to read! I can't wait to finished it! And of course, the upcoming movie after Twilight.. (New MOon!) Can't wait... :)
(the fourth and last book.. well, I hope not!)
Actually, I already start reading the book but haven't finished it because I already bought Eclipse (I first had Twilight and then New moon and Breaking Dawn.. well, at that time, Eclipse is not yet available) The bad thing about skipping Eclipse is that I got clueless on what's going on.. I even read about Edward and Bella's wedding without understanding anything about their conversation! (ahaha!) I hope to finish Eclipse first so that I can continue with Breaking Dawn.. (woot!) :)
I loved this guy! Although, Macarthur is somewhat different from his previous work, it still has the taste of Bob Ong.. But I must say that this book is really way serious and but still realistic just like his other books. His other books are ABNKKBSNPLAKO, Bakit Baligtad Magbasa ng Libro ang mga Pilipino, Paboritong Libro ni Hudas, Alamat ng Gubat at Stainless Longganisa. :)
by Vince O. Teves
(the sequel)
Vince's Life is one of the first novel that I read from the Summit Books. And I already loved it just after reading the first chapter! Imagine, reading a novel from a guy's perspective! (haha!) And Of course, the most anticipated (well, for me!) sequel to that which is The Next Chapter: Getting Over Andrea. The good thing about it is that it is realistic in a way that it will not give you a false hope about relationship and all that. I really really loved it! :)
Just like what my title for this post says, "some of my favorite books".. so, that's only some from the many of those books that captured my heart and interest. Of course, part of those is Harry Potter (how can I forget that!) :)
Well, I'll be out of town a little later.. just a few hours from now. I'll be going to somewhere north.. But I'll be back maybe Tuesday or Wednesday. (Yeah, I will miss surfing the net! hahaha!) So, till then! Ciao! :)

Friday, April 10, 2009

Wood Table

Can you imagine that I don't have my own table? Well, it's only been a year since I was hired as a public elementary school teacher (I've been teaching in a private school for 2 years before I decided to teach in a public school), and since my co-teacher, who is also my partner in Grade 3, has a table, she allowed me to used it. Well, we shared the same classroom. I am the teacher in the morning session while she is the teacher in the afternoon (it's a different section altogether just to state the point). And since, after a few months (but of course, I wished it to linger more.. LOLx) a new school year will soon be open and I hope to have my own table.
I know that the picture above of a wood table might be a little too much for a public elementary classroom, well, it's not wrong to dream right? haha! I really liked it. And since it's wood... I can say that it can last you a lifetime (with the right maintenance, of course!). And wood, can give you a homey feeling.
That table is a Walnut 3 Drawer Corner Desk from Scenic Furniture. If you want to see more of those, feel free to surf on.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

My Favorite Scent

As an individual, it's important to be healthy and clean in all ways. May it be, intellectual or physical. It is also important not just to look good but to smell good as well, especially when we have to be with people.

As for me, I love the smell of Victoria Secret's Sweet Temptation. It is a refreshing body mist that includes the scent of apricot, grapefruit and lily of the valley. And just like all the scents of Victoria Secret, it has the same and signatured sweet smell that you may feel like you're in a garden full of fresh and sweet-smelling beautiful flowers. The good thing about this is that it stays on for hours unlike colognes, who will just disappear in just minutes and you may need to reapply every now and then.

Though cologne is very much applicable in a tropical climate like ours. It's necessary to use cologne rather than perfume when it's summer time. Well, it's not easy to get away with sweat this season, so its nice to just put on some cologne whenever you need it.

As for colognes, I love baby colognes, like Baby Bench's Bubble Gum and Avon's Heaven Scent. I've been using it since high school. :)

How about you, what's your favorite scent?

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

100 Truths Tag

This tag was passed on me by Amy. Thank you so much Amy for this tag! :)

001. Name → vicky
002. Nickname(s)→ vic, vicks, yki
004. Zodiac sign → capricorn
005. Male or female → female
006. Elementary → pk1 es
007. Middle School → err.. n/a (haha!)
008. High School → gfmnhs main
009. College School → pnu
010. Hair color → darkest of brown
011. Long or short → hmm... long enough
012. Loud or Quiet → ahmm.... either! i can be anything you want! LOLx.
013. Jumpers or Jeans → definitely jeans..
014. Phone or Camera → cam
015. Health freak → err... sometimes!
016. Drink or Smoke? → drink (occasionaly.. like, one glass in a decade! haha!) smoke. (never tried it.)
017. Do you have a crush on someone? → ahmm.. yeah?
018. Eat or Drink → of course, both! (we need to eat and drink at the same time!)
019. Piercings → just ears..
020. Tattoos → hmm.. not really.
023. First piercing → i was too young to remember..
024. First best friend → Joy and Jay (my twin classmates in day care)
025. First award → first honor in grade one
026. First crush → hmmm.. egay (my classmate in kinder) (secret lang to! haha!)
027. First pet → si pachuchay.. my first dog ever!
028. First big vacation → maybe, the one in nueva ecija.. that's the farthest that i've been in !
030. First big birthday → my 4th birthday... the oldest memories i have..
This or That
034. Orange or Apple juice: apple..
035. Rock or Rap: either.. a little bit of both!
036. Country or Screamo: depends on my mood..
037. NSYNC or Backstreet boys: haha! both.
038. Britney spears or Christina Aguilera: britney first then christina..
039. Night or Day: night...
040. Sun or Moon: moon
041. TV or Internet: internet
042. Playstation or xbox: not really into it..
043. Kiss or hug: either! haha!
044. Iguana or turtle: turtle..
045. Spider or bee: err.. spider man! haha!
046. Fall or spring: wala nito sa phils.. but, spring!
047. Limewire or iTunes: either!
048. Soccer or baseball: not really into sports!
049. Eating → buko salad.. yummy!
050. Drinking → h2o (bawal ang softdrinks: sacrifice ko this holy week)
052. I'm about to → zzzzzzzzzzzz......
053. Listening to → the sound of television..
054. Plans for today → just sleep...
055. Waiting for → my isabela trip! (so excited!)
058. Want kids? → hmm.. maybe. :)
059. Want to get married? → well, not too soon..
060. Careers in mind → Of course! (career muna!)
068. Lips or eyes → eyes (definitely!)
070. Shorter or taller - taller... hopefully!
072. Romantic or spontaneous → both! haha!
073. Nice stomach or nice arms → either! not important..
074. Sensitive or loud→ both.
075. Hook-up or relationship → who wants a hook-up anyway!
076. Trouble maker or hesitant → huh!
080. Lost glasses/contacts → don't have one..
081. Ran away from home → nope.
082. Held a gun/knife for self defense → err.. nope.
083. Killed somebody → hopefully not...
084. Broke someone's heart → idk...
085. Been arrested → luckily not.
087. Cried when someone died → yeah..
089. Yourself → of course! :)
090. Miracles → Yes.
091. Love at first sight → no.
092. Heaven → Yes.
093. Santa Claus → nope.
094. Tooth Fairy → nope.
095. Kiss on the first date → depends... ;P
097. Is there one person you want to be with right now → nope. ahmm.. yeah...
098. Are you seriously happy with where you are in life → yes and no..
099. Do you believe in God → definitely yes!
100. Post as 100 truths and tag 20 people→ done. (not much though.. )
I'm just wondering why some numbers/questions are missing.. well, i answered it anyway.. :)
Thanks beth for providing some of the missing ones.. :)

now, i'm tagging: beth, anney, payatot, sunny side up, peachkins, kalyo galera and anyone who would like to do this tag. :)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Palm Sunday

Today is the start of the Holy Week. Yeah, this is the time to reflect and to focus more on our faith and spirituality... (though we have to be like that everyday and it is to pray and to reflect rather than to go out for outing..) This is the time to commemorate how Jesus gave His life for us. And that, is the greatest love of all..
Palm Sunday is the day wherein we remember the time when Jesus entered Jerusalem and people welcome Him with palms..
I took that shot a while ago.. before the 5:00 PM mass. Father Vir, our parish priest, blessed the "palaspas" or palm.
Have a blessed day everyone! :)

Saturday, April 4, 2009


the graduates...
the graduates with their advisers
me and my co-teacher before the ceremony...
Last April 2, (Thursday) we had our Graduation Day for the Grade 6 pupils. Our school, together with three other schools in our district had the Commencement Exercises at the Convention Center in our municipality. It went well actually. I even took some pictures of myself and some of my co-teachers using my cellphone cam! (obvious kasi pag yung digicam! haha!)
... errr.... I ran out of words to say! haha!

Tomorrow will be Palm Sunday and then.. the holy week. (I still don't know what my sacrifice for this year will be.. hmm.)

Anyways, Have a great weekend! :)