Monday, April 20, 2009

CBS Summer Night Camp Out 2009

MENDOZA'S Residence - The VENUE


April 18, 2009. Summer Night Camp Out for the CBS was held @ Mendoza’s residence in Jardin de Busay. Bloggers gathered at the assembly area – McDonald @ JY Square. Guided by the itinerary posted by Jorich in our forum, we proceeded to the venue since it was time for us to depart.

As we arrived, we immediately went to the gazebo (a roofed structure that offers an open view of the surrounding area, typically used for relaxation or entertainment) near the pool where we put our bags, sit and came to rest for a while. Since Guada wasn’t able to come, GTKY was lead by Vanjohnn. I’m glad to know that some members were from Leyte, a province where I was raised (dili kanang gi-isa). After our dinner, we’re grouped into two, Papalicious and Wangwang (where I belong, dili GMA ha).There’s so much fun as we started our games. Acting like a mute (lisoda diay oi) in describing and visualizing the given subject made the gazebo full of laughter.

Game facilitators: Vanjhonn, Jorich
Papaliciuos group: McBilly, Bryan, Tianexx, Mark, Prince, Aldwin
Wangwang group: Mikyu, Atty. Ouano, Kai, Timoy, Clado, Empress, Miong

Chillax time! We went to the pool and had some drink (El Hombre) while others had their videoke session. When all were finally gathered at the poolside past 12 midnight, everyone started sharing their jokes. I was lying in the chaise lounge feeling so sleepy when Ryan gave a joke about “dili ko magsaba, dili ko magsaba” and “ako Jesus? Ako Jesus?” that cause us to roar into laughter.
Then, Timoy fell asleep…(ambot unsa na tong orasa)

I woke up 5:00 am and the first person I saw was Mikyu (abi nako ug mommy ni Vanjohnn nag-jogging, mao nimata nlng sad ko). Everybody was already awake by 6:00 am (morag dli man everybody cguro kay wla man to natulog ang uban, hahaha). We had our breakfast before we started our leisurely walk down the valley. Scenic view was so refreshing and as a part of our physical exertion everyone, I think, perspired (Aldwin naligo sa singot).

It was such a worth remembering event for CBS bloggers. All hail CBS!

The by Vanjohnn


Down the VALLEY

Friday, April 17, 2009

Rasta Creekside Decor

April 11, 2009 Black Saturday, our Brgy. Council conducted a meeting for the preparation of our barangay (also known by its former Spanish adopted name, the barrio, is the smallest administrative division in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward) fiesta. EXECOM presented some details concerning the flow of activities for a weeklong celebration. Suggestions and ideas came popping out from the constituents who wanted our activities to be more festive and memorable. As usual, there’s a band that will awaken the residents at dawn, basketball tournaments, parlor games and most especially the holy mass was on the top list.

Beautification in each sitios (A sitio in the Philippines is a territorial enclave that forms part of a barangay, the location of which may be distant from the center of the barangay itself. During Spanish occupation, sitios were named to make a centralized government for municipalities through the barrio system now called barangay.) is funded for a certain amount ensuring the somber ambiance into a cheerful and jovial celebration. Sunday morning when we began gathering things needed for the materialization of the design that abruptly came into my mind - our patron, St. Peter which is oriented in a Rastafarian colors. It was just a second idea because it was actually the face of the reggae king Bob Marley convinced me to use such colors. Since it’s for our fiesta, the aforementioned design was agreed. We cut red, yellow and green charrol (can't find in dictionary but it is acolored plastic ) for our flaglets (word that doesn’t exist in dictionary too but often used) and stapled it in a tiny rope and in a solid colors. Though the amount allotted for our street décor run out of budget, the effort and the assistance rendered by our neighbors uplifted me to keep going for a two days work. We solicited donations from our kind-hearted neighbors and friends. Monday night, all work has been done. It was our plan to have it before Tuesday since I’ll be leaving for Cebu.

Our sitio which was newly created got its name from a nearby creek. We collectively and decided to call it as CREEKSIDE. Residents here are the dwellers from the shore whose houses were destroyed by the intense low-pressure weather and always been affected by an uncontrollable sea wave especially during high tide. Since we’ve known each other, the spirit of bayanihan (is a Filipino term taken from the word bayan, referring to a nation, town or community. The whole term bayanihan refers to a spirit of communal unity or effort to achieve a particular objective or helping each other in completing the colossal task) enticed us to start working for the beautification. Albeit no prize guaranteed for such décor but at least we showed to the other sitios of our barangay that we got our strength through our unity.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Summer Blowout @ Maribago Bluewater Resort

Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort is located in Maribago, Buyong, Lapu-lapu City, Mactan Island. They have their facilities and services that will meet your requirements. Experience comfort through nature’s wonders by snorkeling, beach combing, white sand strolling and lazing. Latest information and activities in this resort can be found in Maribago Bluewater’s Blog. Take a peek and be amazed. This 5-hectar tropical paradise is a wonderful place for relaxation especially this summer and all-year-round. Conveniently, it’s just a 15-minute ride from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport and a scenic 40-minute drive from the historic island of Cebu.

Bloggers are invited to a special Summer Blowout which is scheduled on May 16, 2009 (Saturday) through the effort of our fellow CBS member Ruben B. Licera, Jr. of Pinoyworld and with the coordination of our CBS VP for Events, Xerxes Bernadez, this info was disseminated in our Cebu Bloggers Society forum. Accommodation is free for this event. All CBS members are welcome to join. There will be a surprise prizes and other cool Bluewater items await for the lucky bloggers who’ll be joining this blowout and a chance of winning a Gift Certificate for an overnight stay at the resort. I haven’t been there and most probably, if time will allow since it falls on weekend, I’ll be in for this. It’s nice to take photos in an environment that preserves its natural beauty especially its seascape.

Come and experience the quiet elegance in one of Cebu's finest resort - Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort. For more information about this summer outing for bloggers, please visit Pinoyworld and our CBS forum.

Have fun and see you there!

Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort
Maribago, Buyong, Mactan Island
Cebu, Philippines 6015
T: +63 32 492-0100 / 232-5411
F: +63 32 492-0128 to 129