Nakaragragsak! Ilocos Tour


I'm a frustrated traveler myself. I've always wanted to be with new places. Do sightseeing. Embrace new faces. Taste unfamiliar food. And to see the sun rises.

One of my faith goals this year is to experience travelling aside from walking along the metro. God has answered my prayer through a company outing.

We visited Ilocos and witnessed how awesome the place was. We've been in Ilocos Sur and Norte and explore the famous places there. It was a 4-day visit (including the travel time back and forth). The actual 2 days tour was actually too short to visit all great places in Ilocos.  

                                  
Marcos Museum
Paoay Church

Baluerte ni Singson
Jarmaking
Calle Crisologo


Dinner at Cafe Leona





Patapat Bridge
WindMills



And Below is the itinerary that we had. You can follow this itinerary if you will visit the province one day. 


  Time Activity Place
Day 1      
10-Apr 6:00 PM Left  Partas Terminal Quezon City
11-Apr 4:00 AM Check in at the Hotel JAVA Hotel
  8:00 AM start of City tour Laoag
  8:15 AM Sinking Bell tower Laoag
  9:00 AM Marcos Museum Batac, Ilocos
  10:00 AM Paoay church, lake and bell tower Paoay, Ilocos
  11:30 AM Lunch: Café Herencia (Their Pinakbet Pizza is a must try) Paoay, Ilocos
  2:00 PM Baluarte ni Singson Vigan, Ilocos
  4:45 PM  Pagburnayan (jar making) Vigan, Ilocos
    Calle Crisologo, Bell Tower Vigan, Ilocos
  6:30 PM   Dinner :Café Leona (Calle Crisologo)  
  7:30 PM Going Back to the Hotel JAVA Hotel
Day 2      
12-Apr 9:00 AM arrival at Hannah's Beach Resort Pagudpud
  2:45 PM Bangui Wind Mills Bangui
  6:30 PM early dinner Java Hotel
Day 3      
13-Apr 6:45 AM breakfast at the hotel Java Hotel
  7:30 AM  - souvenir huntings Laoag City
  10:00 AM Left Partas Terminal  



It was a joyful experience for this quarter. It makes me long to explore Philippines more before going abroad. Truly, It is more fun in the Philippines. 

Nevertheless

It's good to see that everybody is enjoying this summer vacation. I myself had a great start of this season. We had a company outing and all of it was awesome. I almost forgot to look for  http://www.trailcampro.com/ because I was so busy with all the tour stuff. It's better to be late than never. Click the link. 


Generosity

Cultivate generosity in you life. Here's how:

1. Be Grateful with whatever you have

It's hard for a person to be generous when he is not satisfied with what he has. Generosity rises out of contentment and doesn't come with acquiring more. If you're not content with little, you wont be content with a lot. And if you're not generous with little, you wont suddenly change if you become wealthy.

2. Put People First
The measure of a leader is not  the number of people who serves him, but the number of people he serves. Generosity requires putting others first. If you do that, become much easier. 

3. Don't Allow the Desires of Possessions to Control You
More and more people are becoming enslaved to the desire to acquire. If you want to be in charge with your heart, don't allow possessions to take charge of you. 

4. Regard Monet as a Resource 
The only way to really win with money is to loosely-- and be generous with it to accomplish things of value. 

5. Develop the habit of Giving 
The only way to maintain an attitude of generosity is to make it your habit to give-your time, attention, money and resources. If you're enslaved by greed, you can not lead. 


An excerpt from John Maxwell's Book The 21 Indespensable Qualities of A leader

What you shouldn't do in Facebook.

Facebook nowadays is more than a mean of communication. From it's chat box where you can chat all your online friends, you can also play games in Facebook, you can see historical activities with your friends, you can save pictures,  advertise your business, spread various information, and Facebook, sometimes, becomes your diary.


I've read a lot of  articles about what we shouldn't post in Facebook. And I have my own version of what to post and not to post in facebook:


1. Mobile Number - Facebook requires my contact number upon signing in, and since everyone is using facebook, and everyone can access my profile, Ive customized who can view my mobile number. I actually set it to "only me". And even when I changed my number, I didn't plag it  to all my facebook friends. (Please find time to look at your contact number settings before you go to number 2)

2. Liking Contests - I know how it feels to desperately asked everyone to like any photos for contests purposes. Tell you, been there done that. That's why, when anyone asks me to like their links, or photos for a contest, I immediately like it. So please,  when someone asks you for a lil favor to like a photo, please do so. It's means a lot.  It  only requires  a second or two.

3. Comments - I am now being particular with the comments Im giving to my friends. Because words can encourage or discourage someone, I am asking myself first if my comment will encourage him, if it glorifies God, or it will just a nonsense  word.

4. Rants - When I started in facebook, way back 2008, What I only saw people posting was songs they used to listen to and places they want to visit, but now facebook turns to a site where I can see men changing Display Picture with their half naked body, people who rants about their friends, their relatives, their lovelife, and they think its all right because it's their facebook and if you don't want them in your facebook time line, and you can unfriend them anytime. But you dont want to do that because they are your friends. Really? Kidding aside, If you have a problem, before posting it to facebook, pray for it first, I believe that is more helpful than bragging it to everyone. Because not all your friends care, but God does (1 Peter 5:17)

5. Reason - There were times when I decided to deactivate my facebook because I dont wanna see updates, or any stressful posts from facebook. But, because my purpose is to glorify God in everything I do, I decided to stay in facebookfor God's glory.  And I decided to post inspiring quotes, motivational messages, and God's words.




I know we have a lot of reasons why we open our facebooks everyday, I hope you're using your time and your facebook very well.

Happy facebooking!!!



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Jesus paid my sin on the cross. And I am now living all my life for Him.
This is all for His glory.

...as who we are

Sometimes, we are too emotional about the things around us. How people change, how things we used to do change, how happy moments turn to be memories. But as we look to all of its changes, it's not really the people, the things, or even the moments have change. It's how wee see it. Just like Anais Nin "We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are"

You can click here if you want more realization about it. 


Watch your own words

The adversity reveals your character. It is revealed on how you will respond when someone criticizes you. It is revealed when someone offends you. When someone does wrong with you. You are not you when you're angry. You can say things you didnt mean. So you better watch your word. Or better get these TAG Heuer watches here.

Love is patient......

I thought I am a patient person. Because I can wait for someone for a couple of hours. Because I can do other thing while waiting. I define patience as the number of hours you can wait. Love is patient for me means you will wait until the right time comes. But I was wrong.

I asked God for patience and He put me to the situation where I was surrounded with people I don't know how to get along with. They're sometimes friendly, sometimes irritating, sometimes demanding. 

But today. God showed me what is patience:

To be patient means to keep on doing what is right.
To be patient means to be humble.
To be patient means to smile even if what you really want is to cry.  
To be patient means to understand the incomprehensible
To be patient means to do everything with love. 

According to a fact, music has  something to do with your mood. If you're happy, you probably singing happy songs. If you're sad. You probably singing sad songs. And you're depressed, singing can reduce it. 

Music is always be a part of our life. Abba actually asked "who can live without music" None. We are all depending on it. 


And it's my life style. I love hearing songs every morning. And I am interested with fender electric bass I am currently looking how it works. 

Tough Day

You can not define a day a bad day. It was tough maybe, but you can still change how you see it. 


I've been writing stuffs about guitar center and you might think what's going on in my mind.If I could only explain why, I would. But Im still thankful anyway that there are still readers in this blog. There's another excellent allen & heath zed 10fx used at guitar center that you can see yourself how it operates. 

Okay. Back to tough day. I had a tough day yesterday. But Im feeling good now. 



What else you cannot do?

David. Everybody thinks he is just a small shepherd. What he can only do is to feed the sheep. But facing the giant; Goliath, is another story.

David, on the other hand, thinks he can do more than feeding the sheep. He thinks he can do greater things because God has appointed him. He believes he can face anything because God is with him.

Giant.  It may not be like the literal David and Goliath story found in the bible ( 1 Samuel 17) but you’re facing giants now. Maybe it’s something big that frightens you. Something big that everyone thinks you cannot face.  


The God, which David worshiped, is the same God who loves you. His favor is in you. There’s no giant that you cannot defeat.  You’re a conqueror. You need to possess the attitude that David had. He trusted God that He can do everything. If God is with you, then who can be against you?