This is actually a dream come true!
Last July, I opened a new domain on wordpress to give space to my much awaiting comics, which is The Zero Calorie Adventures of Milk and Coffee. It’s a bunch of Filipino (Tagalog) comic strips that focuses on the friendship of the characters Milk and Coffee and friends.
The story line came out of no where, when I kept on wearing my weird shades and I started drawing my mini me. That’s explain why ‘Coffee’ had this bug-eye/heart-shaped shades. While the other characters are based on people I encounter and some friends.
The comics is in Tagalog, so sorry for the English-speaking fellas who are following me. It’s actually a risk because I don’t have an idea how it will go since I’m never familiar with the local SEO and how the new site’s Google ranking will climb up. Plus the fact that it’ll be composed of mostly images, I think it will be a great challenge for me.
But anyway, to my Filipino friends here, please support The Zero Calorie Adventures of Milk and Coffee. I’d appreciate it if you will follow and like our posts both on blogs and Facebook.
Just kindly go to these link and hit like:
Thank you so much!
This blog will never close, by the way. I have plenty of poems to share to you, so please, please stay tuned!
Puerto Galera is a perfect place here in the Philippines, for me, to go on vacation. It’s not that far from the city, because a travel from Manila to Batangas pier would only take you a hour or 2, and then a boat ride from Batangas pier to White Beach is just a hour. Waiting time depends on the season, of course. But if you go there not during summer or with no occasion/holidays, no stress guaranteed.
I usually go there in random days to relax and swim, and most especially to get tanned; or in some days, to relieve a broken heart and stress. I always spend 2 to 3 days there, and that’s enough to feel the view, breeze of the air and the sun. But if you’re into trekking, snorkeling, hiking, banana-boat riding and para-sailing, 2-3 days might not be enough.
Food are affordable. You can jive mostly on Filipino specialties and seafood. Some restaurants offer other dishes, but I would really suggest that you try Filipino food.
Here are some photo’s I took using my phone:
Click to see the panoramic view of the beach by 5pm:
I went back to Tondo to get some important documents and spent 2 days there just to bond again with my sibs and parents. I needed also talk to them about my plans since I’m partially moving on now to a new company after there was an incident happened to the old one. Good thing, my Dad was very organized with our stuffs and I found my docs all together in a folder, therefore, I didn’t have any troubles in finding them.
And on Friday morning, schedule of my medical examination, I went to Makati via Philippine National Railways (PNR) with my little sister. She works in a bank in Makati, so we just went to the city together. The first train station was just located in Tutuban Mall, a jeep ride away from where we live and a couple of blocks from where my Mom and Dad do aerobics. But since we came in too early, we dropped by to Mom and Dad first and watch them.
So there they are…
After a few minutes, we went to the entrance of the train station and paid the ticket. Surprisingly, it was 8 pesos only. Not expensive compare to the Taft Ave. route going to Makati, which will cost you a total of 31 pesos (that’s via jeep and LRT). Plus, queue was not that hassle, therefore, it’s guaranteed that you’ll have a seat to the fact that it was already rush hour. I took some pics with my sis while inside the train and while waiting for the other pasengers to fill the vacant seats. It departed at exactly 7am as scheduled.
Surprisingly again, it only took us 30 minutes to get to Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. Not totally bad. I just wished I discovered this route when I was still going home in Tondo, because I used to spend 1 hour and 30 minutes on road to get from home to the office every rush hour. Hehehe! Anyways, so far I had fun with the experience with PNR. You should try it sometimes when you drop by in Manila.
Holyweek was a blast. Although my mood was not that boombastic as the long weekend, I still managed to do some stuff to keep lenten season a bit solemn. What I did is that I put it all in pictures…
You know, pictures are quiet — no sound, no motion.
This chicken here. Well, he was a super model. I got this perfect while he was observing what I’m doing.
Friends also visited us at home. So we had a good time together and been to the church to pray.
Here was a shot from inside an FX (cab). I was on my way home from work.
These two? I know I should’ve got rid of this during the week. But these were my thirst quenchers and I have already asked for forgiveness about this.
To tell you what, I’m still tired because of that long walk. I just drew some stuff on my sketch pad just to make my whole being relaxed.
My legs are still tired because of the long walk I’ve been through last Thursday night, after my shift. I was not really planning to join the people for this pentential walk because I just got from work, but I had no choice since walkers had occupied both north and south bound, and no vehicle were allowed to pass through the Ortigas extension (Junction), Tikling (junction of Antipolo, Cainta and Taytay City) and all the way up to Antipolo.
Lots of street food vendors have popped out, that’s why I didn’t get worried about getting hungry or thristy. And, also, 7-11 and other fast foodchains were open along, but they had a box-office lanes, so you would rather buy from the street vendors than to be stock inside there.
I took the oppurtunity to take pictures beside the media and cops, just to have a souvenir of this long walk. Check out how many people were in going up fro Tikling to Antipolo. I was bit scared to take a lot of pics because there might be some snatchers there. You know, my tab is a bit eye catcher.
Lucky these people, they have friends to speak and have fun with, that’s why they didn’t notice how tough the up and down hill drama of the road. As for me, a soloist, I only had this sola bottle as a walking partner.
Bubbly sweat was all over my pits (excuse my french), and my feet had trauma. I enjoyed, though. Never something can replace that experience. But I hope it won’t happen again, unless if I have friends who would join me.
I still don’t have a job right now, and I’m not planning to look for one until March. I just want to spend my time just relaxing and going to different places here in Luzon, but not too far from Metro Manila and Rizal.
Just like this January 14th and 15th, I started my adventure when I went home in Manila with Drei and Lorein (Drei’s cousin).
First, we went to Quaipo, the place where the Black Nazarene is, to pray and wish for some things.
After that, we went to my birth place, Tondo. We had some party-party there and celebrated the Sto. Nino de Tondo Festival.
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I mentioned previously that we went to Enchanted Kingdom when I celebrated my
26th 23rd birthday. I was with Warner, his girlfriend Vermisse and my Hub Andrei.
The fun part I experienced there is when I was able to capture our space shuttle ride on video. It was totally and extremely heart-stopping.
Watch, watch, watch!
Hear those cry baby shouts? Unfortunately, that was Andrei’s. He loved the ride, though. It’s just that he could not afford to have an awesome sounding shout. Haha~
Anyway, the whole EK getaway went well and became memorable for me. We were able to experience every ride (except the paid ones), plus it was my first time to experience firework display on my birthday. It was just every tiring because we were there from opening to closing, add to that the waiting time when we took our tickets via Ensogo booth. Even though, that was the coolest birthday I’ve ever had so far.