Teachers… We won’t be here without them. Gratitude and Respect are two things we can give them. Okay let me start first from giving a testimony about being a teacher. Yes, I AM A TEACHER and I’m proud to be one. I teach 1st to 3rd graders at Philippine Christian Gospel School.
Teaching is not an easy job at all. Dealing with children who are very talkative and hard headed is one thing. You can’t just tell them to stop because they won’t. But at the end of the day, your heart is filled with joy. Joy nobody can take. Joy that only teachers can understand. And I understand that now because I have worked in a different industry, a BPO industry, and it’s way too different than teaching. Less stressing and much fulfilling.
Friday, September 26, 2014, our school celebrated the teachers day. I came to school early and I already got a bunch of flowers and gifts on my table. Passing through the hallway and classrooms, my students greet me “Good Morning, Miss Kristy! Happy Teachers’ Day!” I’ll say thank you and hug them in return. I felt very, very special that day. Guess thats what teachers day is about. To make teachers feel special. Hahaha.
You guys are totally awesome!! :)
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Baker’s Hill is another tourist destination in Sta Monica, just a few minutes away from Mitra Ranch, and is popular for the bakery goods one can buy as pasalubong (homecoming gift) such as cookies, crinkles, hopia, and a lot more confectionery items. What started out as a simple bakery has been extended into a mini park, with nice landscaping and a lot of statues/figures perfect for camera-addicts. They also have a viewing deck, with a similar view as the one you can see from Mitra Ranch. Inside there are also a few stalls for drinks, food, and even souvenir shirts.
Interesting place! Love is always the answer! :)
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We arrived in Boracay at around 11 am. After checking in and having lunch, we immediately changed to our beach clothes and headed to our first adventure – parasailing!
We were actually lucky to have someone to guide us to sign up for cheaper adventure fees. We got package deals and such. We rode on a speedboat from the shore to the station in the middle of the sea. Okay, so our first adventure was actually riding the speedboat. Parasailing came in next. Lol!
Being suspended high up in the air, you get to appreciate God’s majesty and creation in a different perspective. The multihued seas, the refreshing green mountains, and the blindingly yet beautifully white sands were perfect in aerial view. And the wind, the wind that can sway us from left to right. I cannot understand how this was only a minute portion of the world when it was actually very wide. Everything is just beyond comprehension.
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After our most treasured Puerto Galera trip, my friend who is a local in Oriental Mindoro invited us over for a few more days of fun.
My good friend is from Victoria, Oriental Mindoro. We stayed the night at their abode then come morning they invited us over Villa Anna Paradise Resort and Farm.
It was such a peaceful and beautiful place. In here, you have all the time to spend with nature. If you are the type of person who likes the green green grass, tall trees, fresh air, chirping of birds amongst other things, this is the place for you. I must say this will be serenity with mother nature at its finest.
Nice shots! :)
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I’m really drawn to people in the streets. I want to capture them in a way where one’s soul is preserved or rather his/her personality is preserved in the photo. That’s why I don’t try to talk to them before shooting to really see the individuality and the richness of their character. After I click the shutter, that’s when I’ll talk to them.
In this series we can see a lot of contrast, not just in the technicalities but also on what the photos show. I’ve observed that a lot of young adults here in the Philippines choose to go bum, not working their asses to work in order to feed their families. Then when they get old, they regret not doing what they can when they were still younger and stronger.
Excellent pictures! :)
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This was supposed to be my last blog for 2013 but the internet connection was too slow so I finished uploading photos at exactly 12:16AM here in the Philippines, that means this is technically my first post for 2014.
I couldn’t think of anything more precious than the company and love of a family. Every moment spent with them is surely something I value and I am very thankful for.
Life is full of surprises. My 2013 has been a wonderful year and what better way to wrap it up than embracing new blessings in my life. Just this November 6, 2013, I got officially hired as a Pharmacist for an international beauty, health and lifestyle retailer. It was a career move that I did not plan but I am very much happy for. Although it meant lesser time with my family as I had to go on duty 6 times in a week, I look at the fulfillment I am getting from my new workplace. That is why all the more that I am making up for those times that I missed family dinners etc. My sister also got married last December 6, the grand opening day of the branch I am employed at. I did not make it to her wedding but even with islands apart I made sure they felt my support. So for today I am sharing outfit post as the whole family rediscovers Duka Bay on my one-day off.
Lovely shots! :)
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A Guinness Book of Record awardee and the home of the “worlds largest jigsaw puzzel who owns by Gina Gil-Lacuna. The best time to visit the place is when Gina herself is in the museum to personally give the tour. The puzzel mansion has a total of 1028 puzzels in different kinds, big or small, easy to the most complicated one, they also have a 3d puzzel, and
i think most of the puzzel comes from the different country that Gina visited. Though it has an entrance fee of 100 pesos, puzzel mansion is easy to find because of the many signage left and right to guide the tourists so being lost is never a problem and just following the signage is very time consuming. So if your in the vicinity of Tagaytay try to visit the puzzel mansion and be awe for all the puzzels.
Interesting place! :)
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A declaration: the beach of Sabang is grossly underrated in comparison to the other popular destinations of Palawan Island.
We spent only one night here and wished we could’ve stayed longer… Too bad we had to return our motorcycle rental the next morning!
The beach is drop dead gorgeous, and wide enough for both a bangka parking lot and a long tract just for swimming. Plenty of sand and shade, and so many of the hotels offer hammocks for our leisurely perusal.
Next to the beaches of Port Barton and El Nido, the undervalued gem Sabang is actually the only beach that has blinding white sand and clear, aquamarine waters; Port Barton and El Nido are, nowadays, just gateways to the islands in the horizon.
Hundreds of tourists descend upon the town each day just to see a small fraction of the 8km-long underground river (recently added to UNESCO fame) and amazingly enough, most of them leave before the end of the day! Which means the majority of the daytrippers don’t even bother with swimming or lounging on the beach.
In addition to a gorgeous beach, there are more empty beaches within swimming/walking distance, some lovely karst formations, and some snorkeling activity offshore. For those rare moments where you actually get tired of lounging on a hammock, there’s a 5.8 km trail through the jungle that surrounds Sabang.
Peace and isolation can be hard to come by in the Philippines, but there’s plenty of it to be found in Sabang (if one stays well away from the pier).
We stayed at Mary’s, the last resort on the strip, to the east of the town center.
Looks like a great place to just chill! :)
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Good composition! :)
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I like the idea of toes and your blog. This is the picture I took of my toes on the sofa while watching TLW.
Good shot! :)
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Just wanna share with you one of the 7 pink beaches in the world: the less traveled pink beach of Great Santa Cruz Island. Yes, it’s PINK!! :)
Interesting, nice shots! :)
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