After months of planning the grand birthday, I settled with Tagaytay. No beaches, no going to some never-been-to-place to celebrate another year older.
It was still a refreshing thing though, that I wasn’t particularly angst-laden on my birthday. Or sick. I think I was sick my past two birthdays. I was getting there this year again, so I opted for a Vicks inhaler to rescue me.
The itinerary was (and became): breakfast at Bag of Beans, a tricycle ride to and fro the bad roads of Caleruega, late lunch at Josephine’s, and a long bus ride to the Global Fun Carnival, where my fear of heights was again challenged. My best friend gave me slices of cake before we parted ways, which I thought was a pretty sweet gesture.
A good week before last Saturday, I was at Tagaytay with officemates at Sonya’s Garden (some photos mine, unedited). It was Thanksgiving Day in the US, and the bosses over there permitted us to take the day off too. As a sort of visual cleansing from all the gigs I’ve been taking photos of, I took shots of flowers and leaves, aptly titled ‘The Break Set‘.
Oh, it sucks when you’ve been blogging for oh, 6 years now, and its just so annoying when you know the blog post you’re writing looks like any other blog post out there, when you’ve been trying to be different all this time. Pfft.
Still reading? This is off-topic, but I’ll be joining the Blogger Food Tour at the Trinoma mall on the13th, which is thankfully my work restday. I got the invite c/o old college friend Jonas delos Reyes of Techivangelism.
Who else is going? Here’s the 100 (or so)-blogger-list, and I know only about 5 of them:
Jonas de los Reyes of Techievangelism
Aileen Apolo of An Apple a Day
Jay de Jesus of The DJ who’s not a DeeJay
Ariel James “AJ” Matela of Bakla Ako, May Reklamo?
Alfredo B. Palconit, Jr. of Alfredology
Cheekie Albay of theprodigalsunday
Angel Juarez of Color Me Bleue
Annabel Callos Choy of Sui Generis
Azrael Coladilla of Azrael’s Merryland
Benjamin Noel Espina of Atheista
Brian King Ong of I am Super!
Charmagne Feria of Memeticz
Catherine Jane Copaway of Cathietotzkie
Philip Marco C. Caballes of CokskiBlue – Pinoy Vlogs, Videos, and Vodcasts
Eugene Valencia of Virtual Inc.
Fritzie Ann Revilla of L’Ange Bleu
Edgardo Tulabut of Are You the Foot Faerie?
Hannah Lim Co of get in my head
Jehzeel Laurente of Jehzlau Concepts
Jonas G. Roque of j o n a s . p h
Jonas Diego of The Blurb!
Ernesto G. Sonido Jr. of baratillo@cubao
Michael Conrad M. Ronquillo of HobbySnacks
Ryan Joseph L. Ramos of Anatopism
Katrina Inocencio of Broadcast Letters On Grid
Lenard Aaron Po of Kontra-B
Paolo Marinduque of Your Mind Will Go Pi
Chrissie Mata of kitchen cow
Lou William C. San Jose of And the World Continues to Turn…
Maria Dolores Lateo of Thoughts of a Noodle
Zaldy B. Dalisay of Major Says
Edgardo Tulabut of Are You the Foot Faerie?
Rain Contreras of one pinoy pundit points and shoots
Rommel Feria of Advocrazy
Noel P. Feria of The Armorer’s Codex
Lauren Dado of Pinoy Food
Noemi Lardizabal-Dado of Pinoy Food Blog
Rens Sese of Pansit-eating, mader packer blog
Maria Theresa R. Termulo of Prudence and Madness
Rodney Paolo S. Lagman of The House Without Hue
Marlon ”Lalon” dela Rosa of The Thumbsucker
Sheena Jeanne Krystle Elenzano of Funny Is The New Sexy
Rafael V. Soriano of Life Goes On..
Laszlo A. Lim of …does anybody remember laughter…
Alvin Kim Tian Chua of AQC
Renan Salvador “Renzie” Baluyut of Renzie’s Rants and Raves
Joriben F. Zaballa of Jori’s entertainment journal
Iggy Javellana of Sensible Netnonsense
Maverick Grande of Maverick | Blogs @ Blogspot
Jillianne Kho of sweetdew
Maribeth Mauricio of Clarisse1
Maxine Anne T. Pinson of just me
Ann Capistrano of Blogger Food Tour. Eat for FREE!!!
Juan Karlo Licudine of PinoyBlogero.com
Ferdinand Capistrano of Blogger Food Tour. Eat for FREE!!!
Joann Divinagracia of Life and love
Nilo B. Baranda of N2DB
Shabby Pablo of HYUKTAdotNET
Christine Arteta of Every Little Thing I Do Is Magic
Michael Arteta of Red Hot Chili Sugar
Jose Mari M. Carlos of Java Joe’s Koffee Korner
Omar Dela Paz Itay of ohmski & orgulaschubb
Araceli G. Reyes of Araceli Gartner
Clarissa Estuar of Clarissa’s Site
Noreen Capili of Mush Moods Madness and More
Mira Brazil of Victory’s Site
John Andrew Camposano of Something Like The Sun
Sharline Cruz of Misteryosa.com
Katrina B. Atanacio of El Despertar
Jose Paulo Punzalan of Jeyps’ Site
Robby A. Cruz of RobbyCruz.info / Welcome Yourself!
Hedrick Jan P. Cabrera of The Dork Factor
Reynner M. Adonay of Reyn’s Room
Robert DC. Reyes of TurfSite Manila
Charmaine Cabugnason of An eccentric destination in Wonderland
Nerisa L. Almo of nherz14
Karen E. Naquita of Kurdapying
Gwen Nava of thegrapebunch
Denise Marie Francisco of untagged.shop
Kristine Michelle L. Santos of Punked Noodle
Juliet Cabugnason of Multiply shared Blog
Phoebe R. Casipit of a never ending tale of my life
Jo Anne A. Sison of sanmig
Mary Ann Mabuti of The first time
Ade Magnaye of Noisy, Noisy Man
Jose Mari Cariaga of Dipsoul Scribbles v14.0
Jeffrey Villafranca of FireEyedBoy
Jayvee Fernandez of A Bugged Life
Lu Jean Ong of Everything About Nothing At All
Therese Lorraine Tan Chua of theresechau’s Xanga Site
Alma Karina Ramos of Kankunis
Georg Nava of Wanderlusts and Fancy Flights
Valerie Jane J. Badon of Momsies Rock
Joseph Christian Ylagan Datinguinoo of Sephthedreamer
Belle Baldoza of cubaokiddiekiss
Paul Vincent P. Rapatalo of Paul’s Blog
Neil Brian Bernardo of ES2PIDO|Estudyanteng Pinoy Dormitorian
(List borrowed here)
I’ll be fat bald boy with a weathered-down 350D DSLR camera. Or you can go through my Flickr favorites. Yes, I’m the dude, stop looking at the girlie pics.