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Abu Dhabi by Public Transport

Bus to Abu Dhabi

Hello! Just a quick post to say hi. This a long over due post from a day trip we had last November with my ever reliable thrift travel buddy Jason The Roomie. We sort of like going places by public transport when in UAE so we took a quick day trip to Abu Dhabi.

Dubai Adventures - Barakat Fresh and Easy Juice Factory

Barakat Dubai


I'm sure you'll be surprised if I tell you that I pretty much enjoy factories. My memories of big ice cream machines and long strands of noodles back when I was still in kindergarten are still vivid and the last trip I had in the field was at a newspaper printing press.

But I'm in Dubai and beautiful buildings and amazing architecture are supposed to be my first stop in getting to know the city so why a fruit and vegetable factory?

Sneak Peek : Travel Agency Life - March

Hi from Dubai!
Kites Beach - Dubai UAE

I'm trying to get myself back to writing - "trying"  an operative word. Deactivating one of my social networks somehow gave me time to reflect on the things that happened for the past what - 4 or 5 years? I mean I've wasted too much already: time, energy, effort, prolly relationship, and what nots (apologies if I can't  refrain myself from speaking my mind). Perhaps I can say I am now a little bit cautious on who to expose my vulnerability although more often than not, I still go beyond the boundaries I set for myself. I constantly break my own rules maybe because the world is not that safe anymore - an endless demonstration that this humanity can still be trusted and an assurance that  no one will hurt a fragile heart like mine is all I need for now. Or at least.

First Quarter Of My Island Life

Hello everyone!

A few more days and I'm just about to celebrate my 3rd month living here on the island (hooray!). I've been trying my best to keep up with my blogging duties but it seems that my laptop doesn't want to cooperate. Argh. I really need to get a new one - the kind that can handle the latest version of Photoshop (a CS6 or CS5 maybe) and will allow me to do more artworks for my "supposedly" side job. *sigh* Laptop fail.

Below AND Above Sea Level (Fifty Shades of Grey Skies)

I personally haven't read this book yet but last weekend, I had some encounters with "Christian Grey". The calming waters suddenly went mad like crazy and skies suddenly turned grey as big sister takes on her very first diving course with the help of friendly people from GearUp Diving. She was holding and reading this book the whole time so I took a shot - this is definitely going into my blog.

Photo Dump - Pagbilao, Quezon

I went to Pagbilao, Quezon for a vacation - also to invade my elder sister's silent sanctuary while she's out there at the plant analyzing smoke coming out of the giant kettle (we call it "takure"). More photos? ;p

Subspace makes me feel like I've visited the outer space :)

My college friends and I went to this newly opened coffee house in Ortigas last Friday (Sept30):

Subspace , along Emerald Avenue (F. Ortigas Jr. Rd) in Ortigas Pasig

I won't be talking much about their coffee 'cause I just tried one. Their best sellers are Peanut Butter Latte and Purple Potato Latte, I ordered the first.They also have a variety of cakes, some of which I still can't name because like what I've mentioned, I just tried one of their drinks. Anyhoo, here are the photos that Kim and I took last Friday:


Paupi and Kimi

Neo, Kimi and Paupi

This alien (robot actually) seriously winked at me when I took this shot. Isn't it cute? :)

Yummy cakes and pastries of  Subspace

If you're looking for a place to just simply hang-out and chill, this would be a highly recommended place within Ortigas. Visit their Facebook Fanpage and experience outer space.

Subspace is located at Unit 103 GF Grand Emerald Tower, F. Ortigas Jr. Rd Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
Telephone number is 655-7077.

Debut Coverage - Mookie Yvonne Turns 18 :)

My first take on debut coverage.

Mommy Karen was my ex-colleague from a previous company. Last month, she asked for my help organizing a surprise party for her daughter Mookie Yvonne,  who just turned 18 last Sept. 23. She wanted a Luau Themed debut party.

Location: Jade Palace Restaurant (106 Shaw Blvd. Pasig City)

Party Invitation | Graphics and Layout by yours truly
Mommy K wanted the invitation to be simple and cute so I made this layout. We had this printed on a matte poster board (it looks exactly like a post card) and believe it or not we've only spent Php 450 (approximately $10) on the invitation for 80 guests.

Event Photos:

The Debutante - Mookie Yvonne

Debutante's Mom - Karen Santos - Cagujas

MUA - Mei Magsajo

Cagujas Family (L-R: Mommy Karen, Mookie, Daddy Jojo, and Jeo)

I forgot to mention I also hosted the party - so that's like multi-tasking: hosting and taking photos all at the same time! Haha!

xoxo :)

Photowalk: Luneta Park and the stressful ride to Intramuros

It's really nice to have a friend who owns a camera.We take photos of everything anywhere. 

It's been more than a year since I last visited Luneta Park. Thanks to Kaye Agron and her project - I was able to tour Luneta once again.

We started with a few steps. :) Photo by Kaye.

Just like me, Kaye also has an itchy feet. We love long walks and endless talks - anything about life and love and frustrations.

We had our first stop  to buy this:

I really am a sucker for cotton candies. I can even remember a time during my college days when I went crying like a baby and had tantrums just because I wanted one. Luckily, my sweet friend Ego bought me one big cotton candy on my birthday. Sweet, yes he is. And it's pink that's why I was really giddy that day (pink used to be my favorite color). :)

Anyhoo, Kaye and I went on and took some shots of some landmarks and spots of Luneta. We passed by Orchidarium.

Unfortunately, the gate was closed and we can't get in so we just took some photos outside. It would have been better if we sneaked inside, just a thought. Haha.

Not far from Orchidarium, we both saw green mango sidewalk vendors. And so I decided to stop for awhile.

We were supposed to cross the street to take more photos of the park. But just before we did, a man riding on horse carriage stopped infront of us and convinced us to ride his "kalesa" for only 50 pesos. He "got us" there and we hopped in.

The first few shots were happy, the friendly Kuchero was like a professional tourist guide telling us the history of Intramuros and Luneta Park. After a few rounds of the whole Luneta area for like 45minutes, and just when we were about to go down from his carriage, he started charging us for php 350! Ngrr. Nevertheless, I only gave him php 200 because he initially said it's 50 bucks per head.

So tourists, please be careful if you see this face (photo below) roaming around Luneta area, you might be fooled by his 50 pesos tactic just to convince you to ride his horse. :p

We were pissed off.

Kaye and I were so pissed off we decided to eat isaw and hotdog. :)

Our last stop at Luneta was at the Chinese Garden. :) We got some tickets and roamed around like first time visitors.

After Luneta, we went to my new found haven. We didn't have much photos there but we ended the night with my favorite drink.

Cerveza Negra it is!

Till the next pit stop, there's more to come! :)