Lake Sebu, an encounter with nature

A time to seek and find. I always heard about Lake Sebu and wondered why the pictures posted are not lake but waterfalls.

There are 3 lakes in Lake Sebu, a municipality which was formerly a part of Surallah. Lake Lahit and Lake Seloton and the biggest  of the lakes is Lake Sebu which is an inverted pyramid in shape (going down) and at 345 hectares, one can imagine why the place is named after it.   It just gives me goosebumps that if you drowned in the lake, your body will surface in 3-5 days. Our T’boli entertainers told us to throw coins in the water as sort of payment for safe passage.

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our boat for cruisin the lake from Punta Isla Lake Resort

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the adjacent boat where kids are waiting to dive for coins to be thrown

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the floating restaurant with tour around the lake

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View of the lake from the church

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Falls number 1

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Falls number 2 (I only saw 2) and this is where the place near zipline end and where we proceed to other places in the South.

My next travel, Tablas, Romblon.

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Inside Honesty Store… No storekeepers

Batanes is known for its spartan life, beautiful beaches, rocky cliffs, pastureland and amazing people. It is a place where people trust one another, no locks on doors of the native Ivatan and in Ivana port in Batanes, there is an Honesty Coffee Shop and convenience store.

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Keep the change, so keep small bills to pay for your purchases

Keep the change, so keep small bills to pay for your purchases

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Tour of duty

Six months, one tour of duty at RCLO5. Thanks to all staff and personnel including the PCLOs. You made my life easier and I truly enjoyed my stay, it’s more like a vacation than work. If I had bullied you, and you performed better, keep it up coz I’ll still be watching you like a mother hen. Kidding aside, I trust that you will continue with what you are doing well: dedication to work, cleanliness, concern for others, good camaraderie, keeping journal, DPPAR, good records management and of course don’t forget the liquidation of MOOE with receipts, transparency and accountability in all that you do. Our core values: Integrity, Credibility, and Accuracy is always our guide in achieving our vision of a highly competent and trusted forensic service. I am so proud to have worked with you all. this is not goodbye but in a better clime (in Misibis Bay) let me greet you good morning — feeling happy.
I will miss you Daragang Magayon

I will miss you Daragang Magayon

at Gabbi's REsto Grill

at Gabbi’s REsto Grill

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Gabbi's Resto and Grill,  Legazpi City, Albay

Gabbi’s Resto and Grill, Legazpi City, Albay

Graduation Day

I have been to places since the Holy Week with the Visita Iglesia and Way of the Cross but nothing beats the culmination of four years in college of a daughter I am so lucky to have.

This was her post:

“Dreams do come true. Dati, pangarap ko lang na mag-aral sa UST. Ngayon, Ga-graduate na ko. Wala man akong latin honors or anything exciting, masasabi ko naman na I did my best sa apat na taong pag-aaral ko sa UST. No failing grades, No back subjects!

Ang bilis nga naman ng panahon. Dati, nakapila pa ko para sa interview for the HRM Program. Ngayon, for job interviews na. Kaya sa pagtatapos ng isang Chapter sa buhay ko, I would like to thank my High School and College Friends for always being there for me through the good times and the bad times. Thesis groupmates, I love you bebes! Sa mga Bandmates/Barkada ko, mga G!, Graduate na tayo! Yeah! Haha! Sa mga naging friends ko sa Country Club, see you around! Miss ko na kayo.

At syempre, thank you sa mga relatives ko na sobrang supportive. Thank you po talaga. Thank you din sa sister ko at kay ate Eloi. And to my Mom, this is for you. Good Luck on your Dissertation, future Doctor in Public Administration! Thank you for supporting me. I know how hard it is, pero kinaya mo ng ikaw lang. Hindi biro ang magpaaral ng kolehiyo lalo na’t mahirap ang buhay ngayon. You’re my role model and I’m so proud to have a mom like you. ”

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Now, isn’t that sweet. beats the heat and the Profiterole that I ate last night at Mom and Tina’s Bakery and Cafe. Profiterole, a new word for me is made up of cream puffs underneath topped by half inch chocolate with cream, so delicious and so sweet, our dessert after my paella valenciana. My daughters’ word is far sweeter.
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My two kids and niece, brother-in-law and housemate.

Cravings and weight loss

The holes of my belt told it all, I lost three inches in my waistline in two weeks. No diet just travel and substitute camote or sweet potatoes to rice, the best ones are the orange colored but I also eat the violet, the yellow and white ones.

The orange colored camote is the more expensive but the best of them all. It can also be used as substitute for potato or squash and can be included in lumpia. I do not feel hunger if I ate camote which I usually do when eating rice and right now I am craving for lumpia.

 

Breakfast Pizza for Dinner

Le Coeur de France offers this delicious pizza with egg on top, sausage, tomatoes, basil leaves and white sauce. Breakfast pizza is available all day and I ate it for dinner with Cafe Au Lait. I love the tangy and minty taste of basil leaf. Basil is the ingredient that made me love this food.

The word basil comes from the Greek βασιλεύς (basileus), meaning “king”, as it is believed to have grown above the spot where St. Constantine  and his mother St. Helen discovered the Holy Cross The Oxford English Dictionary  quotes speculations that basil may have been used in “some royal unguent, bath, or medicine”. Basil is still considered the “king of herbs” by many cookery authors (wikipedia).