When: Friday - August 27, 2010
Where: Crown Regency Hotels and Towers
First step to the country's tallest hotel - Yes it was my first time to enter the said hotel, I was in college when it was constructed and that I had never imagined myself to go in to that hotel, maybe because of the thought that it was expensive and that the people who gets in there are those that are more fortunate or shall I say "rich". But anyhow, I was able to get there and that marks the first time. Inside in the lobby, I could sense the luxury of the hotel, here are some of the photos I took using my Sony Erickson C902:
|A carriage was placed on the lobby area, I wanna take a ride on it but it seemed old, it might break.|
|Me @ the lobby|
|Like this photos from the past on their railings, it reminds me of how our heroes fought for our country.|
|Welcome Wall at the 19th floor and these are some of the paintings which caught my attention, simple yet complicated.|
|A view from the glass window of the 19th floor. I was astonished since this is my first time to see the whole city from a near top view.|
|Another view from the 19th floor. SRP road is almost visible, I can see Sugbu where Sykes Party was held.|
First to use chopsticks, yes! After 22 years of existence, I finally got the courage to break a chopstick and use it with my bare hands. I found it really difficult but I managed to take some fruits using it. Hehehe. That was such a good experience. We took some pair of chopsticks home too, lol.
|Wahaha.. this is me, trying hard to eat using a pair of chopsticks, thanks Tanya for taking the photos.|
|Maddy here, trying to work with her own set of chopsticks, she is Charmaine's little girl. One thing I couldn't forget about her is her "Vertical Train" each time we ride on the elevator, she shouts vertical train.|
|A view from above, I felt like I was about to fall when I looked down and saw the vehicles below, whoa!|
|We can't take pictures inside because it was dark, but someone from the hotel took a picture of us inside and for us to get the copy, we need to buy it for Php 230.00, tsk tsk, too costly.|
|Tanya was laughing here because of the things that we talked about the body massage, most of us were first timers.|
So we registered at the counter, we saw many photos from those who had taken their walks as well, like the world's famous boxer, Manny Pacquiao, Senator Kiko Pangilinan, ABS-CBN Trip na Trip hosts, my ever crush: Mark Nelson and a lot more. As part of their rules, only eight persons can walk at a time excluding the guide and the photographer. Since we were twelve, we were divided to two batches; I was part of the second batch together with Mommy Dy, Tita, Charmaine, Reggy and Janet. It was an unforgettable experience to be there, felt like I was at the top of the world. We started walking almost 7 in the evening so it was already dark; the view was so nice because of the Cebu City's lights. There was an orientation and we were obliged to wear a suit and shoes. We had photos during the walk and we were taught how to do a one foot stand on the edge of the flat form and the ever heart trembling look down from the edge. When I looked down, it was like gravity was pulling me down but there were no worries because a harness was attached to our suit for protection in case we fall down, I was confident about it so I was not afraid. At the end of the walk, a certificate has been given to us to prove that we have survived the sky walk extreme. Here is mine:
|This is just the cover, this is given for free if you have finished either the Sky Walk or the Edge Coaster Ride.|
Within the year, Crown Regency Hotels & Towers will open their "ZIP LINE" from the top of the second tower to the third tower and their "FREE FALL" as well.
|Our tickets, the first one was the whole ticker, it was like a piece of paper and once we enter a specific stop, like the 4D experience, they cut the part of the paper and exchange it with a pass, like those that has logos on it.|
|I am really amazed every time I see a miniature building. I found it very hard to make, I remembered way back in college when we had a miniature project, we asked for an architecture student to do it for us because we can't even make a roof.|
|A souvenir machine. It needs three pieces of five peso coins and a token. The trick was, the token which was placed in there was flattened and marked with the design that I chose.|
|See the signage? The top one was in the same spot with Edge Coaster Ride, you can't see anything unless you drop a ten peso coin.|
| Maddy and I at the Sky walk extreme logo. She followed my position here when I told her to do so, super cute!|
I was working on my blog in my station when my colleague pulled me and said that I was called by our Manager to receive an award. I thought it was just a joke or something because I was not listening to the Awarding Ceremony.
I hesitated to walk towards them until my former team lead pointed me and signaled me to move towards the awarding personnel. I then walked faster to our Account Manager, Training Team Manager and some other managers. They then presented and gave me the 1k Premium Pass for Sodexo accredited merchants. I was kinda disappointed at first because what was on my mind was a bill with Ninoy's face on it, but later on, I realized, it is actually the same. I then thanked the managers and turned my back, started walking towards my station. But before I could go any further, my name was again called. This is a major major surprise! I received another 1k worth of gift certificate... Weeeh! I love this day, I felt like I was the luckiest person. Lol. Anyway, a huge drum was beating so fast inside me while handing the second certificate. The first thing that came to my mind that time was "Grocery." Well, I love to grocery actually, I love to see the cart full. And 2k worth of groceries is too much for me, every payday I only set aside Php 500 for my groceries and now, I can get any food that I like. Evil Grin, Drool...
Aside from the award that I received, our former team also won the first place for the Team Stack Ranking and the Top CSAT Performer which has corresponding amounts: Php 3,500 and Php 5,000 respectively. We are planning to conquer and face our fears with that amount of money by going to Club Ultima and go on sky riding. Isn't it exciting plus the diamond peel/body massage/foot spa selection per person, whoah! More grinning!!!
Here I am with the certificates...Am I that happy, no...I am definitely happy...hehe
Before I could end this post, I would like to share this quote from google mail which I can also relate to the incident at the Quirino Grandstand last Monday.
"We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from life."
Hi fellow scrap bookers!!
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|A photo I took inside the JnN ferry Class A. There are five classes, respectively: Class A= Php 250, Class B and C = Php 230, Business Class = Php 280 and Tourist Class = Php 290.|
|In here is James, he was making a funface, we are at the upper deck. We did not sleep right away until the engine started. We arrived at the port 30 minutes earlier than before.|
|This part here where I was squatting is the initial path, or shall I say the gate part. It seemed that one can't see the path anymore because it sloped to the next path.|
|James making his bang pose at the middle part of the path, it was kinda scary though. But we managed to get through. The place was full of trees and rocks all over.|
|This is the last part of the path, it was like an abandoned place, the fallen leaves were all over the place and the road has grown weeds on it so it seemed that no one has stepped on it for a long time.|
He even went nearer the shore and said there were lots of sea creatures there like blue starfishes, small school of fishes as well and a lot more.
|Going back home... He had just seen the old wood coffins and was amazed by it. Unfortunately, I was not able to take some photos of them because the cave was too dark and my phone doesn't have a built in flash on it.|
They are my cousins’ sons and daughters from Alicia, they are gown ups now. From left to right: Jo Ed, Mitchi Ruth, John Ed and Vanessa Faye.
Baby Aiesha had her own gown during the wedding even if she was not part of the entourage. This baby is just amazing because if there is a camera in front of her, she looks at it and most of the time, she smiles when the camera is on.
Most of the photos here were taken at Dauis Church after the ceremony. We had our photo both like with Baby Aiesha. She was like celebrity that time. Hehehe :)
It was an invitation for Daryl’s pre-birthday celebration, his birth date is on August 22 but he decided to make a pre-celebration together with his friends and colleagues then spend the actual birthday with his family. It was me, Voltaire, Tanya and Loreto who went there together. Since we were not yet familiar with the place, we agreed to meet at Robinsons-Fuente. So that was it, we went to Mama Maria’s Pizzeria located in Gorordo, near Datamex IT school. You can ride a 04C PUJ if you are from Robinsons-Fuente or you can ride on 13C if you are from Ayala.
When we arrived at the place, Daryl and his two college friends were already there. The place was big enough for a normal pizzeria. While we were waiting for the others to come, we chatted with each other and we had took photos of the place as well.
At 6:30pm, almost everyone was there so we started the most awaited part of the celebration which is the eating time. Voltaire started it with a prayer and we sang the “Happy Birthday song” as well. All had taken what we love to eat; I had a square piece of the huge Hawaiian pizza and a slice of the ultimate “Big Bang”, it was a Casa Verde’s huge sized hamburger.
Voltaire making his own pose together with the huge burger. This was his way of making a soveigner, I wish I had my own pose too...
My piece of Hawaiian pizza and a slice of the Bigbang. I almost couldn't eat everything because the piece was too big for me...
|This is the rocky road cake from Red Ribbon, Joyce Alameda bought it at Ayala before going to Mama Maria'||s Pizzeria.|
Mama Maria’s Pizzeria’s crew, preparing for the pizza. It was refreshing for me because I was able to witness how they make the whole bread. They even had answered some of our questions.
Such a huge pizza it is. This is the result of the crew's hardwork...such a huge pizza, there were three of them, two were hawaiian pizzas and the other I guess was ham and cheese, not sure though.
|That's my hand, see the difference? I could take a whole bite of it because of its size. Everyone of use needs to slice it first or take two bites to finish a whole slice.|
|Most punctual visitors...hehe. From left to right: Me, Tanya and Titah gwapa. Tita arrived a few minutes after us.|
|Pray before meal... serious mode. Everyone was pushing who would start the prayer, thank God Voltaire did it after all the argue.|
|Singing, happy birthday to you... We sang two rounds of the happy birthday song with the clap effects. I took this photo myself.|
|People smile!!! Magstart na lage ang kaon, be patient! This was after the singing and all. Everyone was ready to eat the huge foods.|
|Had taken our bites...yumyum! James arrived a couple of minutes late but he has finished eating before I could. He had just shown how fast males eat.|
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