Thursday, May 29, 2008

To Jog or Not To Jog?

It has been weeks since my regular morning jogging perhaps my job hunting really consumed the days and the need to wake up 5 am.

I shall start my new job here in Gen. Santos City as a College Teacher and soon, they will start their class in June. Then, I have no more time to jog (naku naman, what will happen to my fat belly?).

I am thinking of just starting Aerobics Taebo as I want really to enrol in Aikido but since it is not available here and I think I am too old for that stuff, aerobics seems agreeable.

Those who are into Taebo, can you give me some insights about it other than its punching moves and kicking butts?

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Artistic Handcrafting for Beauty and Sales!

My sister, Tammy and I just decided to start a little business here in General Santos as we both came from different places. So, while up and doing nothing here, we had created a business line we both love, FASHION ACCESSORIES!



So, here are three works I love to show off as I could not present all. I would usually wear and match them with my everyday clothing, Geez, I love the comments of others when they saw what I accessory I was wearing.

So, if anyone is interested to place their order for a very personalized design, do leave me a message. Thanks.




Friday, May 23, 2008

Second Climb to Pulong Bato of Zamboanga City






I had the chance to imprint my mark on the legendary, Pulong Bato of Zamboanga City with my students from Pilar College and few close friends.

Natives of Zamboanga would say that Pulong Bato was the hailed sanctuary of Subanun Datu, the first inhabitants of Zamboanga. However, since migrants had occupied the place, the natives moved farther uphill. So, this place only holds now as backdrop, the famous Abong-Abong's 14 Stations of the Cross.

So, sometime in March 2008, around 15 people, students, co-teacher, and veteran climbers. The start was very difficult for amateurs as we climbed a 45-degree stiffer walk. We had to hold on to tall grasses just to keep us from sliding down. The water tanks we had were easily quenched. We had to grip well on a rock wall, as we aimed to Pulong Bato summit. I could only breath for a prayer!


But, as we reached the summit of Pulong Bato for lunch, we were all amazed and awed of the panoramic beauty of the Zamboanga Peninsula. All the sweats, thirsts, foot blisters, and fatigue were vain when we reached the top. The meager and humble lunch we had tasted sweeter and heavenly (perhaps, being closed to heaven, made us feel that!). We then took pictures here and there!


But, the climb didnt end there as we proceeded to the next stop, the Telecomm Summit. We again endured the slope with tall and blady grasses. We could only hold on to them as we were closed to the brinks of falling!!!

The other summit was even more breathtaking! The top where we rested was quite open from trees, so we had a wider vision of the city. I could only thank the Lord for the grandness and splendor of His works. Of course, we took pictures again and endless more!!

The descent was easier and more relaxed. My students couldnt help but thank us for the experience!

We cant wait to visit it again!

Taking Time to Pamper My Baby Blog

I am just done upgrading my other blog and now, I am taking my time to improve too this new blog.

I still have a number of write ups to make with all the climbs and outdoor games I had. Well, I really have to find time then . ..

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Upgrading My Second Blog

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Being out of job for a couple of weeks have made me consumed time in blogging and upgrading my two blogs. Still, I would be confused with the number of websites and links to open. Geez, blogging sometimes can cause you headaches, most especially, if you are just starting. Perhaps, having made my first blog in April 2008, made me forget the other basic essentials in blogging.

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I would still find time and more time to upgrade this blog of my adventures as I would still have to write more of the climbs and games I had made and be making. . .. .

Saturday, May 17, 2008

My First Airsoft Wargame



I have known airsoft wargame for a couple of years, as Jhonkie, a family member, has been playing for quite some time. But, I never really appreciated the game before as I would see severe bullet marks of bb's on their skins.


But sometime in January 2008 in Talon Talon, Zamboanga City with Zamboanga Airsoft members, I had my very first experience of airsoft. I was all trembling with fear and excitement, as I was the only lady in the group. Wearing my battle gear and my first airsoft gun, M14, I hit the dirt with my heart drumming like a thunder.


I lied low on the dirt, waiting for opponents to shoot, but I couldnt really see where my bb's were flying. Good thing, my fellow team mates, shot our opponents. I advanced to the opponents grounds, to see and shot in closer range, but I was hit on my head, "Thug!" I only bursted,"Hit!" to signal that I am dead soldier. I felt disappointment in my first game, so I discussed my flaws with my teammates.


In the second stint we had, we were on the defense side, I just hid in the very corner of the war site, awaiting for opponents to appear, when every one else in my team had declared hit, and I was all alone in the defense team, my heart, pounded more. I was able to shot 4 veterans before being hit by the opponent. I could feel the sting on my legs.

On that day, my co-workers and lady friends, joined the game. We just had great fun, not only that it was an extreme way to lose fats, but it is also a new means to meet new people from different walks of life!!!! We have members who are doctors, businessmen, medical representatives, and teachers, and just becoming more and more of kinds!

Next day, I walked up with sore legs and elbows! I could not walk straight at all, but had my great joy and pride to boost that I finally conquered Airsoft!

Click here to view one of the war games.

First Climb to Danny's Hill



I am quite a laid back person, as I only consumed my time teaching college students and writing articles on our school paper. I was all drained and had been looking for adventure, and so when my friend, Weng, a climber in Zamboanga City, invited me and my friends to join him in a fun climb to Danny's Hill, I just said, "Sure!"

I really did not know the basics of mountain climbing, so I just wore clothes, I was most comfortable, and brought luxury food. The first hour was all uphill, and I started losing my breath, but I did not miss at all the wonderful slopes of Pasonanca hills. When, the climb got longer, and as we took more steps under the raging son, I could only ask the rest of the climbers for a rest! Geez, I thought climbing would be that easy!

We saw strange looking trees and plants along the way and met hill residents along the way. We just bid them hello's and continuously walked towards our destination, the Ostrich and Kennel Farms.

Before we reached the farms, the fog had set low and started to rain, I could only clutch to my jacket but continue walking. We stopped when we reached the ostrich and deer farm and took some pictures with them so I could show them off to my son, Yuri. We proceeded directly to the Kennel Farm, and saw, at least a dozen of hybrid dogs.

Funny that we traversed the mountains for 3 hours to just capture the pictures of these animals. But, what was more satisfying was reaching one of the hills and saw the panorama of Zamboanga City. There, I realized how my personal problems and conflicts can be that mediocre to the grandess of what I saw uphill. My exhaustion had gone vain and I could only yearn that I could climb more and experience more with Mother earth. So, my friends who joined me and I vowed that we would cover other mountains in the city and promote the experience to other mountain lovers.

Two months after the climb, we however, saw our Danny's Hill bombarded with bombs and dynamites as the government soldiers used the mountain for their military exercise. It really broke my heart and wish, people could better protect these mountains instead of killing them. Perhaps, this blog, is about promoting too, earth preservation!

My Blog Adventure

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I had been wanting to have a blog that is 3 columnar, and glad, that I have seen this template in my net search.

But since, I could not just upgrade my first blog into this template, I have decided to just write a blog about what I really love, writing, earth-wandering, teaching and blogging.

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So, welcome dear friends, fellow bloggers, and any one who shares my passion!

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