Monday, September 29, 2008
The Hitachi Global Technologies’ Family Day was held in Enchanted Kingdom (September 26-28, 2008). My cousin, who is working there, accompanied us last Sept. 28. It was my third time to visit EK. The last time I was there were last 1998. Before we explore, we decided to eat at Amazon Grill. My sister, who was with us, was her first time to be there. She didn’t want to ride the terrifying rides, so we opted for “pa-cute” rides. We rode the Splash and Bump, Rialto, Carousel and Rio Grande Rapids. Among the four rides, I enjoyed most was the Rio Grande Rapids. We were soaking after the ride. I love the rapids. Actually my cousin resented of riding it because she was really soaking although I told them to bring extra clothes because we would be wet in the Rio Grande. For me it was fun. We were planning to ride the jungle log jam and the swan lake but the line to ride was very long since we were already tired we opted to go home instead. Anyway, we really had fun, nice to out the kid in us. Thanks Enchanted Kingdom.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Since we were already in Pangasinan for our Hundred Islands escapade, we decided to have a side trip to Manaoag Church. My friend asked someone if it was near to Alaminos. One of the locals told her that it was just away from where we were. So we proceed there thinking that it’s just a half or an hour away. We were so happy that at last we can visit the famous Manaoag Church. In the bus, we were laughing and talking about our experience from the Hundred Island Natonal Park. We all fell asleep and when we awoke we were still on the bus. So we asked the conductor if we were still on our way to our destination, he said we will be there soon. And we stared at each other thinking that it is too far from Alaminos, and we were right it’s more than an hour ride because from Dagupan we had to ride a jeep to Manaoag. So we were laughing and enjoying our experience once more. Once more? Because, it happened to us too when we were in Puerto Galera. We asked a local if the Talipanan Falls was near and he said it’s just there pointing the area as if it would be a 10 minutes walk. It’s a lesson learned that when you are in new place ask for how many kilometers that place away. Don’t ask for minutes or hours because they are used to the place so their speed would be different from yours. Nevertheless, the trip to Manoag Church was really fun.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
We’ve seen hundred islands from postcards even when we were young. Personally I was fascinated by the view. I’ve browsed from the internet how can we go there. Last April we decided to have a nature trip there since we had vacation for two days. We were four girls went there by Five-Star Bus. We departed from
Our boatman told us that we will do island hopping while we were on our way to
The next day very early in the morning we went island hopping before we heed to Lucap wharf to go home. The first stop was in
Don’t forget to bring potable water, sun block, snorkeling gears, cameras and food to explore these islands.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Our company outing was held in Megan Paradisio Beach Resort, Pundaquit, San Antonio, Zambales. I've been there to one of the beaches in Zambales so I searched the internet what would be stored for us in that place. I was thinking if I would just swim there I would not go because I've just been to Hundred Islands National Park in Pangasinan and Caramoan Peninsula, Camarines Sur, so I was still "high" from those wonderful nature trips. I found out that Capones Island is just away from the beach resort so I opted to go with our company outing.
I was in the bus together with my co-workers and the workers from our sister company. The trip was fun because we did videoke while on our way. It toke us more than four hours. The beach was not that awesome like the beaches that I have been to but nevertheless I like the fresh air. The first I did was look for a package that could take me and two of my co-workers to Capones Island. I saw an adjacent Island and the lady in the information told us it is the Camara Island. These two islands were the place where some of the scenes from Marimar, a TV series in GMA were shoot. The rent for the motorized boat was 600.00 for Capones Island alone and 900.00 for the two islands. We looked from the boat operator outside the beach resort and we found someone who was willing to bring us to Capones Island for 500.00 only. Good for us the weather cooperated. It was a lovely sunny day. The Island is beautiful, white and fine sand, the water is blue crystal clear, rocks have different colors. The place is perfect for snorkeling, camping and trekking. Actually we plan to trek to the Spanish era lighthouse but we were dropped in a place of the island that would toke hours to reach it. One of the boat men told us that we should be dropped on the other side of the island. But anyway we still enjoy our Capones escapade although the place is deserted, lacks of trees and no cottages. This island has variety of fish and algae, perfect for snorkeling.
Those who would visit this island should not forget to bring potable water, sun block for face, body and lips, snorkeling gears, sun glasses and of course camera. Don’t forget to charge your batteries. Discover this raw island.