Month: January 2016

Trip to Mindoro and Romblon

Jan. 28

I made sure that my sickness won’t hinder me with my plans. After the minor surgery (sty removal) in St. Luke’s, I decided to sleep first then packed my bags. I also bought dalandan for my baon.
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I left my boarding house at 6:30 pm and ate dinner in KFC-Ayala MRT at 7:30 pm.

I took a bus going to Alabang and dropped off at the South Station Terminal and took another bus going to Batangas port. I get off the car in Diversion Road because I still need to go to Church and attend the 11:30 pm batch. The fare was so expensive, it was like Uber with surge pricing. Going to the Church by tricycle cost 80Php and it was just less than 2 kilometers. If it was not late, I would really dare to walk.

Too sad, we don’t have an 11:30 pm batch, so I just decided to go to the port and just spend my time looking around. The fare going there was 80Php.
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There’s a free shuttle for the passengers during the night. However, it’s only available for Senior Citizens and PWD during day time.

 

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I bought a Fastcat ticket and beside their booth was a person selling van tickets going to different towns in Mindoro. I bought one since I’m planning to ride a boat from Roxas to Odiongan. After paying the fee, I had my midnight snack and my eye cleansed while waiting at the terminal. There was a slight delay on boarding the boat but I think we still managed to leave the port on time.

 

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Mostly of the passengers bought van tickets. However, weren’t complete yet on our van, so we’ve waited for around 20 minutes. There were annoying/complaining passengers and I was quite pissed that’s why it took me a long time before I was able to sleep.

 

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(Batangas Port terminal at night. I’m not able to take a picture of the other passengers because they might not like it.)
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7:40 am

I arrived in Roxas, Mindoro and there were dispatchers for the ferry going to Boracay. I talked to the guard and I was told that there’s no boat going to Odionangan for that day. It turned out, there’s only 2 boats traveling that route.
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The boat coming from Odiongan on that day will travel back the following day. Therefore, I don’t have the time to wait and stay.
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I decided to eat lomi first before I took a tricycle going to the van terminal.
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8:45 am

It took awhile before we took off. Since I haven’t had enough sleep, I slept on our way to Calapan. I woke up from time to time and listened to the stories of the locals about the damaged caused by the recent typhoon that hit Mindoro.

1:00 pm

We’re supposed to leave the port at exactly 1pm but the ship only started moving around 1:20pm.

I enjoyed the view on the Mindoro port. I also loved watching the waves and seeing the beautiful island between Batangas and Mindoro.

I’ve already removed the cover on my right eye, so I won’t have difficulty seeing the view.

 

 

-> island between batangas and mindoro

 

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28th Birthday

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My 28th birthday celebration was so simple. I just went home in Laguna and requested sinigang na hito and inihaw na tilapia for lunch.

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I ate a lot of hito during lunch so the tilapia and pancit became my packed lunch.

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I’ve only slept for almost 5 hours and my eyes was so painful when I woke up. I even had difficulty opening my eyes because of my sty. I still went to work but was sent home by our company nurse.

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This book from Peachy was the only gift that I received on my birthday. My mother’s gift was given in advance last December. It was a Sophie Martin wallet.

This was one of my simplest birthday and a disastrous one, too. Anyway, I don’t want to write about the negative things that happened. My gift to myself was a trip to Mindoro and Romblon at the end of this month, so I can spend some time with my best friend.

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Uncle Indo’s Funeral – Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija

January 8, 2016 – I was at the gym when I read about my uncle’s death on Facebook. I immediately texted my mother and thought that I was the first one to inform her. It turned out she already knew about it and was crying when she received my message.

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I tried to file for an emergency leave but was told by my TL that we don’t have that type of leave so I just informed him that I will not report to work on the 13th to attend the funeral.

I can’t remember when was the last time that I went to Gabaldon and I’ve never tried commuting to get there.

I took the ES bus to Cabanatuan and immediately asked someone how to get to Gabaldon when I arrived on the terminal. Good thing, while the person I’d asked tried to point where was the terminal, a jeepney going to Gabaldon passed by.

It was a long journey. Since I didn’t know where to go. I told the conductor to drop me off in Ligaya, Gabaldon. After almost 2 hours he informed me that we’re already in Ligaya.

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(Me, Mama and my younger cousin.)

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(My Lolo with his sisters and sister in-law.)

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