11.12.09

For the Fossil watch

The past week has been pretty tiring for me both physically and mentally. Folk dance competition. PNSA Regional Congress. Thesis. Classes and duties. *sigh* So, just imagine my delight when I read about the contest launched by Ate Grace as she and her blog celebrates their second year in the blogosphere in January. What a struck of good fortune? YAHOO!

The instruction is as simple as 1 2 3. All you have to do is to create a blog entry stating three of your favorite places that you have been to and three places you wish to visit someday. You may also give brief explanation as to why these are your favorite places and why you dream of going to these places. REMEMBER: they can be anywhere in the world, as in... anywhere. And, the instructions says ONLY 3 so you must stick with it. OK? *wink* Just to be safe.

TOP 3 FAVORITE PLACES I'VE BEEN TO

It's not really hard for me to choose three of my favorite places because I don't travel a lot. HAHA. So little money to spend. I'm still a student, remember?

3. BAGUIO

It's been almost 5 years since my first and last (hopefully not) visit to the City of Pines but the memories are still vivid like it was just yesterday. If I'm not mistaken, that's the first time that me and my family went out-of-town together, making it super extra special for me.

One thing I enjoyed doing most in Baguio: buying key chains. LOL.

PS. Me and my friends are planning to have a quick visit to Baguio next year during our summer affiliation in Manila.

2. I-DON'T-KNOW-THE-EXACT-PLACE, ZAMBALES

My first trip to my grandfather's hometown was very memorable and it will always have a special place in my heart. But, what I enjoyed most about our trip there is when our relatives brought us to - hold your breath - their private beach resort facing the South China Sea. Isn't that wonderful? I apologize because I don't know the exact location of the resort. Oh, my bad!

That's also the time when I saw the most beautiful sunset I've ever seen in my entire life.

1. MANILA

Yes, Manila. Why not? I have been going to Manila two to four times a year since I was a kid (I'm from the province, you know) but this city doesn't fail to amaze me everytime I set foot into it. The lights. The noise. Manila Bay. And not to mention its night life and its beautiful girls. Everything is just beyond the usual. Though it is nothing compared to New York, Paris or London but still, for a Filipino like me, there's no place in the world like Manila.

TOP 3 PLACES I WISH TO VISIT

I'm planning that right after I earned enough money, I'll pack up my things, go ahead and see the world. And these are the three places at the top of my own "501 Places to Visit Before I Die" list. HAHA.

1. VIENNA


I'm dying to visit this lovely European city someday. I'm drooling (yucks!) everytime my mom tell me stories about her travel to Vienna few years back. I would love to see the Imperial Court Theatre, the St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Rathaus.

2. ANYWHERE IN AFRICA


South Africa? Egypt? Or Kenya perhaps? Believe me, I dream of traveling to the "Black Continent" someday. It would be amazing, isn't it? Seeing wildlife at its best. Raaaar!

3. BATANES


In my own dictionary, "traveling" is defined as a time for relaxation (take note of that) so I think Batanes suits me big time. Ever since, I perceived Batanes as a very calm and serene place. And that's the main reason why I want to experience life there.

There you go, my three favorite places I've been to and three places I dream of going to. TAKE THAT!

HELLO! Whoever is reading this who owns a blog, you can make your own post too. You got only hmmm... 4 hours to do it. So, hurry! A Fossil watch is at stake. You want that, don't you? Good luck.

:|.poOt!

23 comments:

.pOot! said...

//: i apologize kasi di ko maa-update yung medal tally ngayon kasi medyo nagmamadali ako.

basta, nasa 6th place na naman ang Pinas.

kg said...

wow! vienna is on top of your list! my mother and aunt told me how clean and beautiful vienna is! i can almost see maria singing...

thanks for joining .pOot!

Chyng said...

I agree with Manila. Di kelangan lumayo, the best is within 10kms radius! In your arms Manila! ♥

.pOot! said...

hi ate kg!

YES. i promised my mom that i will bring her to vienna again someday. haha.

//no problem. i enjoyed doing this post :)

.pOot! said...

hi ate chyng!

haha. agree agree! sabay kanta ng:

hinahanap hanap kita manila,

ang ingay mong kay sarap sa tenga,

mga jeepney mong nagliliparan,

mga babae mong naggagandahan,

take me back in your arms manila,

and promise me you'll never let go

MANILA.

haha. :)

Bong said...

link exchange? :D

Allen said...

Medal tally as of last night: Phil is 7th with 7 golds. Vietnam is on the lead. hihi.

Anyway, apir tayo sa batanes. Gusto ko din dyan. It's like a land before time. beautiful people and beautiful place. kaya lang, sabi nung ex ko, mas mahal pa daw ang plane fare jan kesa hongkong. wow. yun din ang reason why she can't come back to batanes. Ivatan kasi sya. :))

I would've been in Baguio right now. Ngayon kasi ang annual tour ng dept namin pero di na ako sumama. di daw maganda ang baguio ngayon dahil sa bagyo. hehe. hopefully maibalik na sa dating ayos ang baguio.

kg said...

hi pOot! check out my latest post for some good news. :)

Mister LLama said...

hello! Balak ko din saumali sa contest na to pero ang daming gagawin..=]

Are you interested for an Exchange link?

pinkdiaries said...

hays.. ako pinaka gustu ko sa PARIS..hehehe

blak3nwayt said...

nyahahahaha!
ayos naman!
uy pagpupunta kayo ng baguio eh sabihin niyo sa akin at ng malibre nyo ako!
gawin niyo na lang akong tourist guide! hakhak! joke!

gusto ko rin yung vienna!
sa batanes hindi pa rin talaga ako nakakarating dyan eh!
sana balang-araw makatapak man lang ako dyan! mukhang maganda kasi eh! hakhak!

m2mtripper said...

Sa akin mga simpleng lugar lang.
Karamihan dito sa Asya pa:

Japan, South Korea at India

KAMPAI!

Random Student said...

I encourage you to visit Batanes. Invest on it kasi medyo expensive because it's not that accessible. Baguio was a childhood vacation spot for me. Noon mas maganda ang Baguio kasi kaunti pa lang ang residents pero lately ang problem d'un is zoning kasi maraming nagsulputang residents who squat on the mountainside. Trees were taken down for it. Kaya naman prone to landslide na sila there.

.pOot! said...

hi kuya bong!

i already did. thank you.

.pOot! said...

hi pareng allen!

apir! inaabangan mo rin pala ang happenings sa laos! hehe. as of now, the Philippines has 19 golds. good for the 6th place.

//: OO. gustong-gusto kong makarating sa batanes. pero expensive daw. hai.

.pOot! said...

hi ate kg!

wow naman. i won! i won! first time 'to. hehe. salamat po. kahit hindi yung fossil watch, ok lang.

i'll just send you my mailing address tomorrow. but i don't know where to send it. hehe.

.pOot! said...

hi mister llama!

i really allotted time for this. hehe. i badly need the fossil watch. haha. but, my hard work (?) already paid off kasi nalaman kong nanalo ako ng "stuffs from HK". isn't that good?

exchange link will be nice.

.pOot! said...

hi ate pink!

yah. PARIS. i also want to visit that romantic city... with my special someone. *wink*

.pOot! said...

hi blak!

tour guide pala ha. hmmm... so anong alam mo sa baguio? dapat masulit bayad namin sa'yo. HAHA.

where do you plan to bring us kung ganun nga?

.pOot! said...

hi kuya tripper!

mga simpleng lugar pa yan para sa'yo ha. hehe.

i also want to go there. i heard that seoul is also very romantic. india is somewhat mysterious and holy. while japan is just chic.

.pOot! said...

hi kuya random!

oo nga. medyo expensive nga daw talaga ang trip to batanes. but i think its all worth it.

yan nga ang kinakainis ko. malaki ang potential ng baguio to be a world class destination --- its cold climate, warm people, strawberries and its proximity to banaue terraces. pero wala namang ginagawa ang goverment to save its grandeur and beauty. *sigh*

m2mtripper said...

Simple kung ikukumpara mo sa mga bansang nasa Europe.

Basta, gusto kong unahin ang Japan. Kailangan akong makilala ni Masaya para makilala na niya ang dreamboy niya.

Nyahahaha.

KAMPAI!

.pOot! said...

hi kuya tripper!

haha. ang kapal ng mukha. lolz. *peace*