Wednesday, April 29
Mt. Data Hotel. It is situated in Sinto, Bauko, Mt. Province at an elevation of 7200 ft. above sea level. So naturally, it was breezy and cool. Pine trees and blossoming flowers surround the area and you'll also see terraces slopes planted with vegetables. What this hotel offers is seclusion, calmness, and fresh mountain air. Definitely a nice getaway spot. :)
We didn't stay there though, we just passed-by on our way home because an Aunt of mine actually manages it. :)
Another 'high' point of our trip home was that I finally was able to take pics on the highest point of the Philippine Highway System. Elevation - 7400 ft. above sea level.
Higher higher higher... :)
Tuesday, April 28
And this quote described it oh-so-well...
Because a song can take you back instantly to a moment, a place, or even a person. No matter what else has changed in you or the world, that one song stays the same, just like that moment. Which is pretty amazing, when you actually think about it. -Sarah Dessen
What's my LSS? THE LAST TIME by Eric Benet
The first time I fell in love was long ago.Awwww.. mush! I love Richard Poon's version too.
I didn't know how to give my love at all.
The next time I settled for what felt so close.
But without romance, you're never gonna fall.
After everything I've learned;
Now it's finally my turn.
This is the last time I'll fall... in love.
The first time we walked under that starry sky,
there was a moment when everything was clear.
I didn't need to ask or even wonder why, because each question is answered when your near.
and I'm wise enough to know when a miracle unfolds, this is the last time i'll fall in love.
Now don't hold back, just let me know.
Could i be moving much too fast or way too slow.
'Cause all of my life, I've waited for this day.
To find that once in a lifetime, this is it, I'll never be the same.
You'll never know what it's taken me to say these words.
And now that I've said them, they could never be enough.
As far as I can see, there's only you and only me.
This is the last time I'll fall in love.
Last time i'll fall in love.
The last time i'll fall... in love.
Spread the love. :)
Sunday, April 26
Entrance fee costs P50.00 only. The musuem has two parts.. the inside musuem and the outside one. Picture taking in the 'inside museum' is not allowed. There you'll be taken back in time with glimpses of the early days of the tribes from Sagada, Ifugao and Bontoc. :) Yes.. there are even pictures of the headhunting days. There are lots of photos of the tribes before and after the colonization. Really interesting. :)
So off we go to the outside musuem. Here, there are actual Nipa huts wherein you can see the way of living of the tribesmen. Really really really interesting. Enjoy the pics.. :)
The Tool Shed....
The Death Chair...
Typical Bontoc House...
The Rice Granary, Alongan (Coffin) and the Ulog (sleeping place for young ladies).
And the rest of the pics... :)
Thursday, April 23
And so I leave you with this really inspiring piece. It got me through singlehood... =P
THE ART OF WAITING
Because although we want to be decisive, we do not want to be impulsive.
Although we want to be swift, we do not want to be hasty.
Although we want to hold on to the one we love, we do not want to lose ourselves in the process.
If we want to run, we must first learn to walk.
If we want to swim, we must first learn to float.
If we want to make love, we must first learn to love.
In the end, it is still best to wait for the one we want rather than settle for the one that is available.
It is still best to wait for the one you love rather than settle for the one who is around.
It is still best to wait for the right person.
Because life is too short to waste on the wrong one.
Because waiting serves a purpose.
Noble and mysterious,you have to know
that flowers do not bloom overnight.
Rome was not built in a day.
A life grows in the womb for nine months.
Great love grows steadily over a lifetime.
Most good things in life take a long time.
And they are all worth waiting for.
Wednesday, April 22
Because it's Earth Day, Starbucks has a promo.. :) Starting 5am of April 22, 2009 up to 12 midnight of April 23, 2009, all Starbucks branches will take P40 off your drink if you bring your own tumbler. And the good thing about it is that it doesn't necessarily need to be a Starbucks mug or tumbler. Pretty neat!
So coffee lovers and earth-lovers unite! :) I'm off to wash my mug and tumbler...
photo is from here. Thanks!
Sunday, April 19
Really neat huts
We've been going home to Bontoc for several years already for vacation.. and this was the first time we actually got the chance to spend the night in Mainit. And for sure, we'll definitely try to be back there again next year. :)
Thursday, April 16
Pics to follow... Now allow me to enjoy the sun more. Hello kaitiman! :P
Monday, April 13
With views like these.....
I'm one proud Igorot. :) I'm glad I can go home to this place for a few days each year.
Stories and more pics to follow. :) Now I need to catch-up on work first.