Saturday, March 10, 2012

Cold Wacky Morning

Good Morning! I woke up early today. I had a good sleep so being the hyper kid that I am, I tried my newly purchase super cute headband and grab my camera, and took pictures of myself. Cam whoring at 6 AM in the morning. Sorry for the blurry photos though, I don't have anyone to take pictures of me. Boyfriend is probably still sleeping(on his apartment which is only below my apartment, get it!?)

I've been absent from work for three consecutive days because of "STRESS". I had a flu since Monday because our office is like a huge walk-in freezer and at home it's like I'm being toasted in an oven. Who doesn't get sick with the sudden changes in temperature. It's the time of the month, so I was not comfortable with all the icky feeling and I can't even stand the pain due to menstrual cramp. Yesterday, I was already fine and I'm ready for work. I need to have my check up and ask for a medical certificate so I could file for my sick leave. Then again, my doctor wont allow me to work last night due to hypertension and advise me to take a rest. 180/130!!! Now that is too high. My blood test, ECG and 2D Echo results were VERY NORMAL. STRESS is the CULPRIT. A month of night shift plus 8 hours overtime, and we had to work overtime on Saturday. No rest day, who doesn't get sick? Right?! We're probably gonna have more restless days from work.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A must try: Sandboarding

I have been very proud of what Ilocos Norte had become. I am very very amaze how progressive it is now. Ilocos has a lot to offer to all the tourist like food that are to die for, extreme sports and wondrous places.

Every time I had the chance to go home in my hometown, I always get excited with all the new modifications and stuff that had been made in the town. All thanks to our Governor Imee Marcos and also the people of Ilocos. I have been away for more than 2 years because of work. I go home only for a week vacation with my family. If only Metro is just an hour away.*sigh.

Anyway! Ilocos is known for their sand dunes, and it was one of the perfect place to shoot movies because it looks like a desert. I might as well add, that it is fun driving with a huge 4x4 wheel vehicles and quad bikes. People of Ilocos Norte loves extreme sports, and so a group of people came up with an idea and it was so brilliant that they decided to make it happen. Laoag Eco-Adventure Development Movement also known as LEAD MOVEMENT had come up with sandboarding. LEAD movement has a big contribution on promoting tourism in Ilocos. Last month, they had their first sand boarding competition.

Sandboarding Competition courtesy of Marianne Gaces Pasion

Sandboarding Competition courtesy of Marianne Gaces Pasion

Sandboarding Competition courtesy of Marianne Gaces Pasion
(Note: Photos are from Marianne Pasion, I have her permission to use it. Please do not copy)

I haven't tried it yet, since I have no one to accompany me. They said it was very thrilling and at the same time it was fun. My officemate recently visited Ilocos norte. He and his friends tried the sandboarding, and as he tell me stories about his experience I saw in his eyes that he had fun despite of the scorching heat of the sun.

Here are they together with the awesome people of Lead Movement

If you want more reviews and destination guides, I recommend you to visit the blog of Mrs. Tina Tan of Blauearth. One of finest people of LEAD Movement.

Also if you want to experience extreme sports, visit LEAD Movement's site.

I will be going home this coming April and hoping that I could find someone to try sandboarding with me. Anyway look here:

I wanted to invite everyone to joind and win a Barkada Package Getaway in Ilocos Norte with your friends. I tell you, It's the next destination you want to explore and experience.

Note: Ad use here was taken from Paoay Kumakaway's Facebook, I had their permission to include it in my blog, please do not copy without their authorization. Please visit and like them at facebook.
PS: Sorry, I wasn't really born to be good in writing reports and essay. I don't wanna make this as an excuse but I have to say that  I'm very stress from work right now. Brain drain. *Bangenge!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Banana and Potato

This is a very late post, and I blame my crappy internet connection. Anyway, Sunday afternoon before heading out. I was taking photos of my self imitating Agnes from Despicable Me. She was so adorable cute and oh yeah, have you watch the new teaser from Despicable Me 2. YES! New sequal from Gru and rest of the gang. The minions were doing a cover of Barbara Ann by the Beach boys (Please do correct me if I'm wrong) and I think it was the cutest and brilliant idea. The video went viral in youtube and even in social networking site. I have a copy of it, and play it every f*cking time. I even sing along with it, even the lyrics is a little bit weird. But all I know they are singing about Banana and Potato. Despicable Me 2 will hit the theater in Summer Next Year. I know, I can't wait it either but for sure all the waiting will pay off cause this will be another great movie.