Monday, March 28, 2005

Baby Johnzen

My nephew's feet. At 6 months, he laughs a lot, baby talks, can do close-open and stand up if you hold his hand. These days, he's the reason why Im always late for work.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

A Wedding

I used to hate weddings. Attending weddings that is.

- I have to dress up,
- and because im in a dress, my dad has to drop me off at the church and pick me up later. Super hassle. My fault really because until now I still dont have a driver's license. tsk tsk
- hate wearing a dress
- HATE the single ladies game

2 saturdays ago, I attended another wedding. The bride and groom were my batchmates from a mountaineering club. She became his girlfriend while climbing Mt. Guiting guiting, he proposed at the summit of Mt. Pulag.

Anyway, on this wedding I have a camera with me. and a tripod :). I wasnt able to get a close-up shot of the couple, too many cameras already in the altar. But I was able to get some nice shots way at the back of the church.

The wedding was held at the famous Las Pinas Bamboo Organ church. It was an old, lovely stone church. I loved the details - notice that the ceiling was made of bamboos.

more photos at

Saturday, March 19, 2005

boracay images

some photos from our last boracay trip (the rest i'll upload later at http:\\


lance & dondon

my parents






Friday, March 18, 2005

Sana sa Boracay ako nakatira

Top 10 kodak moments during our Boracay trip last weekend:

1. bravo - the devil dog of boracay. we were playing frisbee when a black dog approached us(kasalanan ni don). he was very cute, very playful pa nga.. until someone threw the frisbee. ayun nginatngat ang frisbee nmin. tsk tsk

2. chel, tabel and shawie getting so drunk on our first night.

3. shawie getting so drunk on our second night hehe

4. my parents having a hard time using the snorkel and mask during our island hopping. its their first time to snorkel so water kept on seeping inside their mask, in the end they just used their goggles. hehe ok na rin, ang mahalaga nakita nila yung school of fish near the crocodile island.

5. tabel's "stop fighting" shirt. hehe pero thats another story

6. firedance. 2 guys throwing and juggling fire. very hot!(para kay jao, crush nya yung flame thrower e)

7. boracay sun paddlers dragon boat team. jao and i were lucky to row with their men's team. astig sila, warm-up nila continous row from station 3 to station 1. guess who turned up while we were rowing? bravo the devil dog! notorious pala sha sa bora. lumalangoy sha habang nagro-row yung team, gusto nman yata ngatngatin yung mga oars nmin.

8. it also rains in bora. and it was a very gloomy sight. last night pa nman nmin. we decided to have our socials in our room's balkonahe. dun nila ako sinabihan ng saksakan ko daw ng arte. kse inaantok na ko at ayoko uminom. maarte na pala yun. hmp.

9. mountain biking around the island. we were supposed to bike until fairways and bluewaters resort, dun daw yung viewpoint ng isla. but we missed it, kaya we biked all the way pala to puka island hehe. uphill at rough road papunta dun kaya pauwi, we decided to hire tricycles.

10. bringing 2000 pesoses is not enough. not even close. ayun, nangutang tuloy ako sa tatay ko.

Friday, March 11, 2005

Lintek. Nahold-up na nman ako ng dentista ko. Sabi nya next week daw, tatanggalin na yung braces ko. Natuwa pa nman ako pero oo nga pala 5k ang retainers. Bukod pa dito, kelangan daw nya i-bleach ang isang ngipin ko for 1k - discolored na daw kse, eto rin yung ngipin na pina-root canal at surgery ko last month. Haay... next week pa ang payday pero ubos na agad ang sweldo ko.

Buti na lang boracay na bukas :) Wooohoooo!

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

dragon boats sa docking area ng manila bay

I missed the training today. Again. These days, waking up at 4:30am feels so impossible. My alarm clock and my teammates' missed calls in the morning doesnt seem to work on me anymore. Its been more than a month since I last rowed and I miss everything about it - even the stench of the bay.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Adventure race, frisbee atbp

Racing Team daw
I swore that id retire from adventure racing. It was just too disappointing - last year i joined 3 races(enduro, north face and axn) and finished none. But when Arth asked me last sunday if I was interested to train for Utrek's racing team, it was hard to say no. Reason Number 1: I cant just turn down Arth, he was very supportive when I joined the previous races - he would lend me carabiners, harnesses and even bikes. Reason Number 2: Maybe this time if we train as early as now, we can finish a race at last. Added bonus -- equipments and race registration fee would be provided for by the club. Not bad.

Assembly time was 7pm at velasquez park, I was 20 minutes late but nobody was there yet. I jogged for a while and waited.. and waited. Arth and Bong finally showed up and that was it. We had 2 trainors and 1 racer haha. very inspiring. 2 more girls were interested but cant make it that night, all women's team pala kami. After I got the training sched, I rushed off to meet my officemates to play frisbee. Sana nman mas may future ito.

First time ko ito maglaro. Anet has been pushing me for months to try frisbee. Its just that beginner's night is every monday and I have SOLV CG on mondays. Swerte lang na walang SOLV this monday kaya free ako maglaro. Ayos nman, tinuruan kmi mag throw ng backhand at forehand. Bobo ako sa forehand. At naglaro agad, medyo confusing yung rules at hiningal ako. Obviously, di ako natural born frisbee player :)

After ng game, dinala nmin sa makati med si don. Muscle tear daw sa lower back, di kase nag stretch bago naglaro.

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