It started way back in 1994, three years after the devastating effects of the G.Mount Pinatubo eruption. Tourism Secretary Mina Gabor together with Korean businessman and hot-air balloon pilot, Mr. Sung Kee Paik, and British Airways General Manager, Mr. John Emery, and the German aviation enthusiast Max Motschmann engineered the Philippine International hot air balloon festival to help jumpstart the local economy and spirit of the Central Luzon region with the commitment of developing hot air ballooning as an aviation sport in the country and making the Philippines one of the leading sports aviation and travel destinations Continue reading
So it started yesterday when I ask a question in Yahoo Answers about our countries cold weather condition and its relation to the rise of the sea level.
All im just saying is that it is colder now because some of the Ice are melting in the nearby countries and because of that the sea level might increase. Continue reading
Back when I was second year college, I met a very extra ordinary girl in sitting on a bench in Capitol View Park in Malolos. Knowing myself, I am a very shy person who used to just stay quite when I’m with a person whom I barely knew. But I don’t know what happened that day, it’s the first time that I saw her but our conversations were like we’ve known each other for years.
After a couple of hours talking and sharing of our life and love experiences, she said that she’s going to meet and get something from her Aunt,which is in Malolos Bayan. I was speechless for seconds, but with a surge of self-confidence I asked her if I could accompany her without any hopes that she would say yes. Continue reading
I wake up that day at 3am, in my officemate’s apartment in Makati, take a shower and wear my battle suit for the marathon. I Placed every valuable things on my bag that I needed for the race, my cell phone, camera, extra clothing, towel and some extra money that its weighs about 4 or 5 kilograms. Then I ride a jeep to Pasong Tamo-Buendia Ave Intersection and on there I just walk my way to the venue of the 10K race which is Makati Ave-Ayala Ave intersection.
On my way there, I start to jog a bit to warm-up, and as I was nearing the venue I was stunned by the mass of people waiting at the starting line. The moment I get there, my first priority was to find where the runners would put their bags, as it is said on the videos for the event.
It took me a while to find it. But when I do, my jaw dropped as one of the coordinator said that they can’t carry more bags because the trucks are already full so we’ll just have to carry our bags all throughout the race. As if my world just fell and I keep telling myself
“Why am I here?”
“I have to carry my heavy bag?”
“This is not fair! How can I run properly with this?”
But then, I saw some runners having the same problem. “OK”. I said to myself. “If they could do then I could do it also.” So I put up myself and concentrate on the race. Warm-up a bit again and before I know it they were all yelling that the race was about to start.
A very romantic place best viewed night time.
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Ito ang alamat kung bakit nagsi-sinungaling ang mga lalaki…
Karpintero itong si Jojo at isang araw eh gumagawa siya ng isang
bahay sa tabi ng ilog. Sa lakas ngpagma-martilyo niya eh nalaglag ang martilyo niya sa ilog…umiyak siya at lumitaw yung guardian
“tutulungan kita,Jojo”.. .sabay lundag sa ilog. Lumabas ito na me hawak na golden hammer,
“ito ba ang martilyo mo?”…