Friday, July 20, 2012

Plastic Balloon! : The Epilogue

Thanks to what was inside a loot bag that I finally got a feel of the Plastic Balloon after a long, long time ago.

Felt so great to be a kid in my generation.

Plastic Balloons were classic!


Monday, July 9, 2012

My Banana Boat Ride

Like I've said. I'm not a lover of the extreme. Well, except for this one. I could ride on this over and over. 

I had my first banana boat ride 2 years ago. It happened during our department's summer affair in Apple Tree Resort, Opol.

Gotta put on our life vests


 
  

Me (pink) and Mama (green)


A short prayer

 

Time to pick our positions


All Set



Success! Nobody fell off because we didn't want to. Epic fail.



But it was really fun! Not a suicidal attempt. Only pure fun. I love the feel of the sea water splashing on my face.

Perhaps because I adore monkeys and this is a "Banana" boat ride that's why I don't feel threatened. Too far fetched eh. But I like the thought of it. Crazy me!


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Keep Calm and Dream On

Courtesy of Keep Calm-O-Matic

Divine Mercy Visit

My family went together with my titas to visit the Divine Mercy Shrine in El Salvador. It's around 30 to 45 - minute ride from Cagayan de Oro City. Situated on top of a hill is a 50 foot statue of the Divine Mercy. 

Before entering, we were made to wear wrap around skirts (for the ladies) as part of their dress code. We had to walk a few distance to the shrine since vehicles were not allowed to enter the vicinity. 


Finally, I got to witness the Statue of the Divine Mercy. I was amazed at the sight of the very big statue - the biggest and the grandest I have seen so far.


 

We went upstairs to the prayer room to meditate and ask for God's grace. The place was really solemn.



I love the wide garden surrounding the shrine. 


"In silence, we discover God"




One day in Panagatan

I don't say no to sea foods. In fact, they're my favorite! Here's one Saturday with my relatives at Panagatan Seafoods Restaurant, Opol. Lunch at the sea side.
  








  



It's a good place to relax and unwind. Cool wind. Great ambiance. And a couple playing acoustic music  - they're really good I must say.


Saturday, July 7, 2012

The Magic Stays With You

My long time dream travels to Hong Kong Disneyland and Hello Kitty World, plus Universal Studios in Singapore are still ...well.. dreams. Sing with me now, "A dream that you wish will come true...". Someday. 

But for now, my footsteps led me to no less than a magical place in my very own country -- THE Enchanted Kingdom! One magical place to be! 

Oh yes, another planned side trip with Liezel. And i invited my colleagues to join us. The child inside me was all giddy to walk into this enchanting place.

And finally, the moment came. The entrance was right before my eyes! Tickets purchased at Php386.00 for All Rides. It was on a discounted rate. They had this ongoing Independence Day & Laguna Day promo. We'd have wanted to be there on its very first hour. But they were not open until 2pm because the place was closed for an exclusive event. Anyhow, we intended to be awed until closing time.

And Hello EK! Wow...the place was crowded. I guess everyone needed the magic EK could give. I knew I wanted that day to be just carefree, fun, and happy living the dream. 

Ooopsy. Long lines in almost all rides! Whew. Unfortunately we never got to be in all the rides. It took us more or less 30 minutes to wait for our ride - a repeat situation in every ride we had. And it rained in the afternoon 'til evening. Still, the magic must go on.

tickets purchased

Bump cars! the last time i saw these cool stuff was in the 90's. We failed to ride in one of these. The line was so long.

The Extreme. The moment I saw them drop, my decision not to ride was irrevocable. Scaredy cat!

Up Up and Away. Our very first hot air balloon ride!

The Wheel of Fate. The view from the top was awesome. 

Picture taking with the Swans.


Look at that frightened me!

My suicide. The Space Shuttle. I knew I was not into extreme adventure. And this ride just confirmed my feelings. Literally breath taking! I felt I was going to lose my breath any moment. But I survived! Haha! Momentarily paralyzed, yes.

The Grand Carousel. We were on this spot when the fireworks lighted the evening sky. Magical.

The Flying Fiesta. I love the feel of the cool air on my face when we were afloat and flying.

The box office ride I should say. Rio Grande Rapids. My favorite Ride! I didn't mind getting wet and wet because I enjoyed it. It was worth the loooong wait.

An afternoon shot of the Rapids. See that falls? I was the lucky one to be on that spot.

The Haunted Mansion. I had a great loud aaaaahhh! when we entered. Those horror characters just know how to scare you.

The Log Jam. And so I thought the extreme was over. Waaaah! This was another scare. The angle were your log will be dropped was very steep. I so wanted to pass out again.

The Log Jam. View from the top.

The Entrance. Closing time.

We were wet and exhausted when we left the park. But it was nothing compared to the great experience we had in Enchanted Kingdom. Truly, the magic stays with you.

Thanks to Liezel, Charlotte, Robin, and Ms. Madel for the wonderful time!


Sunday, July 1, 2012

#photoadayjuly

So it's officially July and I plan to do something different for this month. So I say hello to mi participaci√≥n in #photoadayjuly.  It's an online photo challenge created by @fatmumslim

Talk about creativity and fun. I'm so excited to accomplish this challenge for this month. And I totally love taking pictures!


{day 1} self portrait

Hello July! More fun fun fun activities this month!
Super Pritsininni activate.


 

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