LPCI’s version of day camping in Munting Buhangin

 

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I seem to have an illness.  It is called summer separation disorder.  Haha.  I still cannot get over summer.  I still want go to more beaches and enjoy the sun……  Although that is achievable, all I need is to have time.  Thats it time, oh why your so precious?

Since Im still in summer mode, why not talk about our company summer outing and team building.  It was held in Munting Buhangin Beach Camp, in Nasugbo Batangas.  It is about 2 to 3 hours away from Makati.  It is near enough for a weekend get away.  The beach is nice and the wind is refreshing too.  You can  sense of the rural atmosphere, calm and quiet and yet you know you are still near the urban chaos.

The activity was organized by our Human Resource Department.  They prepared various fun games that promotes team building.  In fairness, the games were quite simple yet enjoyable.  It really stir the competitivenes in each employee; leaders came out with strategies and in the end team work prevails.  It was a day of fun and peer bonding.  Nothing serious really.  We just took a day out of our office cubicles and enjoyed the sand, sun and each other companies.

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Paper bridge game. Team should step on the paper bridge.

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Still the paper bridge game. Team to finish first wins.

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Pass the hoolah…

This is how we play with hoolah hoops.....

This is how we play with hoolah hoops…..

The classic sock race

The classic sack race

Hurry!!! we are about to win....

Hurry!!! we are about to win….

Water relay

Water relay

Carefull not to spill

Carefull not to spill

Ok keep going....

Ok keep going….

We won!!! Yahoo

We won!!! Yahoo

After all the games, we are famished and tired.  So whats the way to do? of course eat and drink and just take a lot of pictures with each other….

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The buffet set up

 

For the boys!!1

For the boys!!1

Yellow Team

Yellow Team

hug buddies

hug buddies

Yes the sand is hot

Yes the sand is hot

Other activities also include swimming and Kayak paddling.  We surely cannot leave the beach without dipping and bathing. Just wonderful!!!

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Boom!!!

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Dont go too far girls!!!

May we remember this day,  Hoping that next summer outing will be more fun....

May we remember this day, Hoping that next summer outing will be more fun….

Island hopping in Coron, Palawan

 

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Our Coron adventure officially started when we safely landed in Busuanga airport.  Why Im even writing that?  Well, I just cannot forget how cute our plane was.  It was my first time riding a plane that small.  Yes, I am a little bit Scared and I think It was the first time that I really listened to the reminders given by the flight attendants.  They are a little bit different too.  But anyways were fine.

Welcome to Us!!!

Welcome to Us!!!

The cute plane. Captain thank you for flying us safely.

The cute plane. Captain thank you for flying us safely.

Just like any other tourists, We are exited to see the islets and beaches of Coron.  We are ready to be kissed by the sun and turn golden brown….haha.  That is why we wore long sleeves rashguard? Whatever…..

So our tour started around 7 AM.  We went to their pier and meet our tour assistant.  He pointed our boat that will be our ride for the day. Then, our Island hopping began.  I must say, when you go island hopping in Coron, its best to bring your own equipments (snorkle and the aqua shoes).  Also, do not forget to bring bread for the fishes.

The pier

The pier

One of our tour assistant.  We have four tour assistants.

One of our tour assistants. We have four tour assistants.

First stop....Snorkling and fish feeding

First stop….Snorkling and fish feeding

Our boat

Our boat

Lunch at Smith Beach

Lunch at Smith Beach

Our tour companions...Travelling is all about meeting new people

Our tour companions…Travelling is all about meeting new people

We are approaching the parking lot...hahaha...We are going to have a short trek to Laka Kayangan

We are approaching the parking lot…hahaha…We are going to have a short trek to Lake Kayangan

The ever famous view deck.  You cannot leave Coron without a picture here...

The ever famous view deck. You cannot leave Coron without a picture here…

Kayangan Lake, Very beautiful.

Kayangan Lake, Very beautiful.

Still in Kayangan Lake.  We are advised to wear our life vest for the water is dominantly fresh than salty....So we are not that bouyant.

Still in Kayangan Lake. We were advised to wear our life vest for the water is dominantly fresh than salty….So we are not that bouyant.

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Wow Philippines. I want to see more…Till next adventure

 

 

 

Climbing Mt. Tapyas as cardio exercise

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This is a late post.  Me and my travel buddies went to Coron last year.  We went there before Yolanda came. Thus, we were fortunate to see the landmark in Mt. Tapyas, the gigantic cross.  Im sure the view from the top is still the same.  It is literally breathtaking.

Depending on your lung capacity, the climb is about 15 minutes to 1 hour.  Hehe. We went there around 4 PM.  Perfect time, the sun is not so high and the wind is breezy.  Do not forget to bring water going up.  You might need it halfway.  Actually the climb is not that hard.  There are pathways and cemented stairs.  The problem is with me.  I do not have exercise.  That is because I am usually confined in the office from morning to late afternoon.  The result: my lungs was quite surprised with the activity.  Hahaha.  I almost give up.  I am thankful that my travel buddies were quite persistent,  I was able to reached the top.  I am so happy.  The view is really great.  It was worth the climb.

Who would have thought that I am short of breath here....Post parin....

Who would have thought that I am short of breath here….Post parin….

These views will make you go higher and higher towards the top:

This was taken I think on the first view deck

This was taken I think on the first view deck

As we go higher.....

As we go higher…..

Yes, the stairs

Yes, the stairs

Wait, we should rest first and take some selfies....hahaha

Wait, we should rest first and take some selfies….hahaha

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Finally!!! Me and the gigantic cross

This is the final reward.  Wow Coron.... And we can now sing were on top of the world!!!!

This is the final reward. Wow Coron…. And we can now sing were on top of the world!!!!

Singapore-Kuala Lumpur Trip Day 2

We arrived in Kuala Lumpur around 5:30AM.  Our Malaysian adventure officially started….Hooray!!!

First stop is KLCC.  Our plan is to go up their bridge…..But we did not have the chance…..The line is sooooooo long and we are a bit late.  Just like that.  Better luck next time for us.  We had our breakfast there and we also freshen up there.  Yes you read it right.  We went there directly from bus so we are technically fresh from bed.  After we change clothes and brush our teeth off we go find a place to have our breakfast.  The catch is: we have to find some resto that have CC terminal.  It is suppose to be an easy quest, but it is so early, the mall is not yet open and we do not have ringgit yet.  That’s lesson learned.  Do not forget to bring local currency.  As in can you imagine we are 8 who traveled and not one thought of changing money for ringgit. Good thing KFC opens early. hehhe.  We ate and rest and wait for ate Nora. She is Caryl’s friend who will accompany us to Chinatown where she booked us for two nights, and she will also be our tour guide for the day she will also accompany us to Batu Cave.  But first, we need to check-in and leave some of our things so that we can enjoy the sites.

Upon check-in, we rested for 2 hours.  We took a nap and off we go to Batu cave.  I am amazed with Malaysia. They have very rich and diverse culture.  People there practice different religions but able to live harmoniously.  Colorful.  You will really feel you are in Asia.  For me, I feel that my Asian history lessons pop out and appear to me in real just like in cartoons. I like it very much.  Here are some pictures to say much more.  Enjoy….This is pic heavy…be warned.

Yipee.....Kuala Lumpur at last!!!

I have to have this picture taken.....KL tower.

A little bit rested, energy recharged and ready to post. Batu Cave already.

We went here because we saw this in Travel Asia. That time they had a ceremony going on (in travel asia I mean).

Reality bites!!! Have to climb and it was so hot that time......Water!!!

Finally we reached the top.

This is whats inside the cave. More stairs. Seriously?!!! hehehe

This is a holy place.

Look at that....It has a hole. Nature is really a great architect.

Ok so my curiosity was satisfied.

This is how it look from the cave.

Malaysia, Truly Asia.

Pretty eh? hehe

Caution: If you don't want to be robbed, do not display your food. hehe.

Pigeons, so plenty and pretty.

These two are always ready to post.

We heard that there is some ceremony that will take place later. But we did not wait we still have to go somewhere.

Look at them. I love that they are always wearing colorful dresses. Nice to look at but I cannot imagine myself wearing, under that heat.

I saw many of this going up the stairs. Maybe part of the ceremony and their faith.

We cant help it. We saw this little girl, we have to take picture with her.

Do it your self travelers. Now you wait for the bus. Hehehhe

Bus... not that bus I hope? Hahaha.

This is where our day ends. A dinner with this wonderful couple. They are so hospitable and friendly. Ate Nora, is one lucky OFW to have them as bosses.

Singapore-Kuala Lumpur Trip Day 1

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Travel adventure for me starts from planning.  We are DIY travelers.  We want to do it our way, our time our pace.  My Singapore-Kuala Lumpur trip last November was no different.  We started planning around July when we had our bookings (of course we have to have a slot first in the plane before we can start it all and not to mention we have to have a promo seat).  It was like putting a jigsaw puzzle.  We have to ask our travel companions if they have a particular place they want to visit and we will fit it in our itinerary.   The puzzle was formed and we are now ready to tango!!!  And waltz and samba…..hahaha….

Our flight day came. Our departure time is still 1:00 PM but we chose Clark airport as our exit point, so we have to catch the bus going there.  It is leaving 6:00AM so no need to say we have to be in Mega Mall before that time.  We only wanted to see Clark airport that is why.  But next time it is still best to leave via NAIA.

Then we landed.  Maricel, my friend is already there waiting for us.  We are going to leave our trolleys in her flat.  We are just going to have dinner and off we go to catch the bus going to Kuala Lumpur.  Yes our first day is almost always on the road or on air.  Hehehe.

The only place I saw in Singapore that time is the Esplanade because we had our dinner there.  Maricel, brought us to Marina Gluttons Bay.  The place is busy and I must say “touristy”. She recommends that we try their chicken wings and of –course the crabs.  I enjoyed the food, but at the back of my mind, we have to hurry and catch the bus…..Thus, we ate fast as in fast……Then off we go to our next destination that is the bus station.  Then my first day is done.  Keep posted for our Day 2…We are in Kuala Lumpur by then.  I will leave you some pictures taken that day. Here it comes…..

At Clark airport, the guards wont let us in yet. We are still early so they have this tent set up for us early passengers.....hehe....

This is Maricel who pick us up on the airport. She is our baggage concierge too...hehe

The bag packers us. Taking a post while waiting for the train en-route to Makansutra.

Me, very happy with the food....haha

The chicken wings yum yum

I prefer steam crabs.....But I am adventurous in trying anything that spell food.

Imee and Maricel with me. Imee, is my college friend. She kindly accompany us to our next destination. Bus station going to Malaysia.

We have some time to spare, look at these three as if they have the whole night to chat.

I made my presence known. Told them to post and then we will go. That's my sister and her office mate.

Villa Escudero invaded by LPCI Finance pips

This is the mode of transportation in the resort

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