Month: May 2010

Photo 1: The Pagudpud Escapade

Last weekend was a blast!

At last, the very much awaited summer outing with my college friends finally materialized last weekend in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte. Though only five of us went there, it still turned out to be an unforgettable experience.

Here are the reasons why that trip will remain unforgettable:

1. Bought my new buddy Konichiwa specially planned for this occasion Рa new Nikon D3000. At last!

2. It’s been quite a while since I last saw my college friends (and¬†house mates). Meeting them again and sharing the best times over a beach outing is perfect.

3. It was the longest trip I have ever took riding a bus. After that trip, I swear I feel my entire back is nothing but a swollen butt.

4. The place is nothing but beauty. I just wish we had a lot of time to go around the town.

5. …And many more. Sorry, no punchline or at least a climax on this top reasons. ūüėÄ

Here, let me share with you some photos we took during our weekend vacation.

This picture reminds me a lot of stickiness going on. Hot weather, and no taking-a-bath session yet after a verrrry loooong drive.

This photo embodies a politician here in the Philppines. I remember taking a shot of this wind turbine saying “…alagang Bongbong

This resort is the best. This place served as our home in Pagudpud.

The Lighthouse (Cape Bojeador) was the next best thing I have seen in Ilocos Norte.  Too bad, we were not able to go the topmost part because the caretaker went through some issues when we went there.

I am not sure what river is this. I just took a photo of it the last minute. This was the last shot I took on our way back in Manila.

There you go. I think this vacation allowed me to appropriately say “Short but sweet!”

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The first Philippine automated election

The first automated election has casted the votes of the Filipino people. Voting precincts are being closed down one-by-one at this time, and hopefully the results will serve as a light for a better Philippines.

The new method of voting required a lot of effort, but easy. The problem is not really about the machine – it is with the discipline of the voters. And as expected, line cutters are present everywhere. The result: unorganized voting steps and long lines.

I cased my vote for who I think is the most qualified candidate considering the brains,¬†achievements, and how he is doing in the¬†¬†polls. Some say that people are voting for who has a better shot at winning. Most do not consider the candidates who are on the bottom list of surveys. Sadly, the most righteous candidates belong on that crowd – That only happens here in the Philippines. I know it is weird, but maybe Filipinos are really looking for something unconventional. I don’t know.

Going back to the point, I managed to do both the strategic voting and logically sane review of the best candidate for presidency.¬†He is one of the best candidates for presidency. His¬†achievements¬†are excellent and he is¬†definitely smart. He doesn’t have a messianic flatform and promises. He is¬†realistic¬†and¬†believable. He also managed to pass some bills, and the best thing: he is one of the most¬†positive¬†candidate in terms of campaigning – he is not a MUDSLINGER.

My vote goes for GIBO.

I just wanted 1 thing. Whoever will be the next president of this country, I am hoping for a better Philippines.