My Good Reads 2016 – 3rd Quarter

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In my Goodreads account, I set a goal to read 20 books in 2016, just to be safe😀because I know I can make more than that.  And I’m two book ahead of schedule😀

1st quarter – 5 books
2nd quarter – 6 books
3rd quarter – 6 books

Here’s the books I’ve finished reading for the 3rd quarter of 2016.

1. Library of Souls – Ms. Peregrine House for Peculiar Children (Book 3)

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After finding out that they were fooled by the bird they brought along their journey, Emma and Jacob were left on a train station because their peculiar friends were captured by the wights. Now, they need to find where Ms. Peregrine and the other ymbryne’s and their friends were brought.

Jacob also further developed his power in this part, turns out that he is one of the most powerful peculiar more than what other’s expected. He was able to control the hollows and talk to them; he can also see the jar of souls in the library of souls.

This third book is more intense as it has a lot of cliff hanger scenes and a lot of characters have added to the books, these characters are helpful in ending the story.

The whole book series will teach you how to be courageous even if the battle that you will face is bigger, greater and powerful than you. Just go, fight and never give up.

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Night in Zermatt – Puzzle 1

After seeing the displayed puzzles at the Puzzle Museum in Tagaytay, I got so inspired to assemble some. I decided to buy one puzzle just to give it a try and to check how long my patience and perseverance in completing a puzzle could go.

I bought the puzzle last June 5, and was only able to start doing it last August 20 and it lasted for 7 hours and 30 mins.  Yes, I completed the puzzle that long because hello! It wasn’t easy as you think it is, my sister saw me started doing the puzzle, after 4 hours she goes back to check it and she was like ‘hey, you’re not yet finished?” and in my mind I say “di kaya madali.” (this isn’t easy.)

I have some lessons/realizations while doing the puzzle, and they are:

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My Good Reads 2016 – 2nd Quarter

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In my Goodreads account, I set a goal to read 20 books in 2016, just to be safe 😀 because I know I can make more than that.  And I’m one book ahead of schedule 😀

1st quarter – 5 books
2nd quarter – 6 books

Here’s the books I’ve finished reading for the 2nd quarter of 2016.

1. The girl on the train by Paula Hawkins

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Intense. Thrilling.

This jaw dropping, mind blowing, and a mysterious book that will awaken your mind while reading the story because every scene is part of the whole book. ‘walang tapon’.

Rachel is the girl on the train; she uses the train every day to get to her work. One day while on the train, she witnessed something that can help the police in a mysterious absence of Megan; the girl she used to watch and observe every day.

Rachel’s marriage with Tom didn’t work out well because of another woman named Ana.

Rachel, Tom, Ana, Megan and Scott, their lives will be tangled as they uncover the truth.

The book was released February last year, but over the span of 2 months, it has sold over 1 million copies worldwide and by April 2015 it has sold more than 3 million copies in the US alone. Imagine the craze of people wanting to read this book. You better read it to know why. 🙂

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CAGBALETE ISLAND: TRAVEL GUIDE AND SUGGESTED ITINERARY

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Half of 2016 are already gone, a lot of adventures happened and many challenges have conquered for the last 6 months. And now that we only have 6 months left in 2016, let’s all make the most out of it. Be free, explore, challenge yourself, do things that you wanted to do because no one’s stopping you – only YOU can stop YOU.

So, to start the 2nd half of 2016, I go to Cagbalete Island with some friends to relax, unwind, to travel and have some fun. 😀

So here’s my Cagbalete Island: Travel Guide and Suggested Itinerary.

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5 things that will make you fall in love to Oslob Cebu

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5 things that will make you fall in love to Oslob Cebu

Oslob is one of the beautiful provinces in Cebu, located in the Southern part of the island. Five years ago, this place was unknown to many, but because of the popularity of social media and blogs by some travelers; this place is now a travel bucket list.

In fact, when you search Oslob in google it will show you different great places and blogs that says good things about the place. You should try to visit Oslob one day and I’m sure you’ll go back as often a you want.

My last encounter to Oslob was last June 10 and it left me in a serious stage of separation anxiety. Right now, I’m missing the place so badly and the people and the air and beaches and the life. Ugh! How I wish I can stay there longer or can go back as often as I can.

But anyway, as an outlet of this #sepanx, I would like to share my 5 Things that will make you fall in love to Oslob

First is HOW to get to Oslob from Cebu City?

  1. Go to Cebu South Bus Terminal located along N. Bacalso Nat’l Road. Ride the CERES bus. I recommend you choose Ceres bus liner because it has huge bus for comfortable travel, it is also better to choose the aircon bus becasue it will be a long trip.
  2. Ride the bus with a signed “Bato via Oslob” – do not mistake the signages, there are also buses going to Bato via Barili but it will lead you to Moalboal, remember that you are going to Oslob.
  3. Bus fare is P154.00 one way for about 3-4 hours. Tell the conductor to drop you to where your accommodation is, we are booked in Seafari Resort in Cuancua-ay Tanawan Oslob.
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Seafari Resort Oslob Cebu

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Cebu City : Guide for a day tour

 

Cebu is located in the Visayas region of the Philippines and was tagged as the Queen City of the South because of its huge potential when it comes to economy, tourism and infrastructure. A lot of foreigners ravaged Cebu not just for a visit, but also to migrate and study English in the Island.

I’ve visited Cebu several times in the past, but it’s more of a business purpose, this time I travel to Cebu for leisure and for exploring purposes. 🙂

So, here’s my Cebu City guide for a wet and dry day tour.

In the Philippines we only have two seasons; the dry season and the wet season. And these seasons are always unpredictable as there are times that it’s summer, but it will rain and vice versa. We travel on the first week of June, and it’s the start of the wet season, but we still dare to go because the sun is still blazing. True enough, we had a wet and dry trip in Cebu.

Around Cebu City

From the airport, arrived at 7am in the morning, we have the whole day to go around Cebu City before going to Oslob. But since we have our back packed with us and we don’t have any hotel booking in the city, we go to Traveler’s Lounge in SM City Cebu to deposit our bags for a fee of 30 pesos for 2 bags until 8:30 pm. We can go around the city w/o  the weight of our bags, what a relief!

1. Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral

From SM City Cebu, ride a jeep with 12I code; it will pass by Cathedral.

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2. Basilica del Sto. Niño

From the Cathedral, exit on the left gate if you’re facing the Cathedral. Cross the street and turn left for a street with a lot of vendors selling religious items and some foods. Go straight and you will find the Basilica del Sto. Niño.

There’s an ongoing morning mass outside when we get there, because they don’t use the Basilica structure for a  mass anymore as they’re preserving it, people can just go inside to pray and reflect. This place is also known for the famous religious festival called ‘Sinulog’, it happens every January, and one of the highlights is the street dance with the Sto.Nino icon and it will last for 9-12 hours. Many tourists preferred to visit this event by reason of witnessing the religiosity of this Island and to express their devotion for the Sto. Niño.

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