Thursday, March 15, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Cebu-Oslob-Bohol Trip: Comparing Pre and Post Itineraries and Expenses

I can't really remember it, but I guess we started planning our itinerary one and a half to two months before our scheduled flight to Cebu. I have to say that planning the things that we will do, the places that we will visit and the hotels that we will be staying is really a lot of fun. It isn't complicated, too. Well, thanks to because with it, we were able to decide which place to go first, what hotel should we stay in for this day considering our ferry ride the following day and so on. 

Well, we did revised our itinerary about three times and we also included the daily budget (including the hotel fees, meals, fares, and so on...). But, do you think we were able to stick to it? Hmm...You'll find out on our two sets of itineraries below (the pre-planned and the actual).

The itineraries below are good for TWO persons.

Pre-Planned Cebu-Oslob-Bohol Trip

DAYS:                                                                                                                    Budget:

DAY 1 (February 20, 2012) ---- Magellan’s Cross & SM Cebu

AM – Davao to Cebu (08:50am and 12:25pm)         Taxi: 200+300+100+200
2:00pm – 3:00pm = Airport to Sampaguita Hotel       Terminal Fee: 500
3:00pm – 4:00pm = REST                                         Meals: 1000
4:00pm – 6:00pm = Magellan’s Cross                        Hotel: 1300 pesos
6:00pm - 9:00pm = Dinner and Window Shop @ SM Cebu     Total: 3600 pesos                            
9:00pm – 10:00pm = To Sampaguita Hotel                                            
10:00pm – 11:00pm = Prepare
11:00pm --------------- SLEEPING TIME

Day 2 (February 21, 2012) ------ Crown Regency and Sky Quick Tour

12:00am – 5:00am = SLEEP                        Fare: 100, 200, 200
5:00am – 7:00am = Breakfast and Prepare    Lunch: 500
7:00 – 9:00am = Breakfast                             Sky Quick Tour: 4500
9:00am – 12:00noon = Internet                      Edge Coaster: 1200
12:00pm – 1:00pm = LUNCH                       Total: 6700 pesos            
1:00pm – 2:00pm = Check-in Crown Regency     
2:00pm – 6:00pm = SKY RIDES                                                    
6:00pm – 8:00pm = Tour outside hotel
8:00pm – 10:00pm = Dinner Buffet
10:00pm – 2:00am = Check-out

DAY 3 (February 22, 2012) ----- Whaleshark watching, Tumalog Falls, Ayala Center

2:00am – 3:00am = To South Bus Terminal         Breakfast: 200
3:00am – 7:00am = To Oslob                    Entrance, Boat Fee & Snorkels: 600 + 200
7:00am - 10:00am = Whaleshark Watching           Fare: 200+600+100+200+400
10:00am – 12:00am = To Falls                            Hotel: 1300
12:00am – 1:00pm = To Terminal                        Meals: 1000                                       
1:00-5:00pm = To Cebu                                     Total: 4800 pesos
5:00pm – 6:00pm = To Hotel Pier Cuatro
6:00pm – 7:00pm = To Ayala Center
7:00pm – 10:00pm = Dinner and Window Shop
10:00pm – 11:00pm = To Hotel Pier Cuatro
11:00pm – 4:00am = SLEEPING TIME

Day 4 (February 23, 2012) ------ Bohol, SM, iMAX

4:00am – 5:00am = Wake-up and check-out        Fare: 200+200+200+200
5:00am – 6:00am = To Pier 1                               Hotel: 1150
6:00am – 8:00am = To Bohol via OceanJet           Ferry: 1860
8:00am – 3:00pm = Bohol Tour                            Package Tour: 4000
3:00pm – 4:00pm = To Pier             Souvenirs: 1000                                               
4:30pm – 6:15pm = To Cebu via Supercat            IMAX: 800           
6:15pm – 7:00pm = To Islands Stay Hotels           Breakfast: 300
7:00pm – 12:00am = Dinner @ SM, iMAX         Dinner: 500
12:00pm – 1:00am = To Islands Stay Hotels        Total: 9410 pesos

Day 5 (February 24, 2012) ------ Return to Davao!! J

4:00am – 5:00am = Breakfast and Prepare
5:00am – 6:00am = To Airport                                        Fare: 300
6:00am – 7:20am = Check-in and wait YATZ flight         Terminal Fees: 500
6:00am – 9:15am = Check-in and wait TUBZ flight          Fare: 200
9:15 am ------------ WELCOME BACK TO DAVAO!!!! J      Total: 1,000 pesos
                                                                                   Grand total: 25,510
-          3,000 (c/o sponsor)
-          22,510 / 2 = 11,255 each

Actual Itinerary and Expenses

Days                                                                                         Expenses

DAY 1 (February 20, 2012) ---- Magellan’s Cross, Basilica del Sto. NiƱo,  Robinson's and Ayala Center

AM – Davao to Cebu (08:50am and 12:25pm)                   Taxi (going to airport): 250
2:00pm – 3:00pm = Airport to Sampaguita Suites JRG         Merienda: 400           
3:00pm – 4:00pm = REST                           Taxi (going to hotel): 700 (350each)        
4:00pm – 6:00pm = Magellan’s Cross                                  Grocery: 180
6:00pm - 9:00pm = Dinner and Window Shop @ Ayala Center     Hotel: 900                                 
9:00pm – 10:00pm = To Sampaguita Suites JRG                            Jeep: 35
10:00pm – 11:00pm = Prepare                                                      Taxi: 100
11:00pm --------------- SLEEPING TIME                                    Offer: 50
                                                                                            Sbarro: 350
                                                                                      Souvenir Shirts: 1130
                                                                                             Dinner: 400
                                                                                     Oxygen shirt: 450
                                                                                                     Haircut: 250
                                                                                                     Taxi: 100
                                                                                                       5,495 php

Day 2 (February 21, 2012) ------ Crown Regency, SM, Fish Spa and Sky Quick Tour

12:00am – 5:00am = SLEEP                                             Sky Quick Tour: 4500
5:00am – 7:00am = Breakfast and Prepare                        Breakfast: 237
7:00 – 9:00am = Breakfast                                                 Taxi (going to SM): 100
9:00am – 12:00noon = Internet                                           Shades: 310
12:00pm – 1:00pm = LUNCH                                               Thirsty: 150        
1:00pm – 2:00pm = Check-in Crown Regency (Deluxe Acc.)    Waffles: 40
2:00pm – 6:00pm =SM City (Lunch and Fish Spa)                      Taxi: 100
6:00pm – 7:00pm = To Crown Regency                                     Internet: 60
7:00pm – 9:00pm = Dinner Buffet @ Sparkz                              Deposit at Skyrides: 100
9:00pm – 12:00am = Sky Walk, Edge Coaster,       Edge Coaster 1 Add-on Ride: 300
                                 4D, Sky Bar 
12:00am - 4:30am = Sleeping Time                            Skywalk 2 Photos: 460                                                                                               
                                                                                   Edge Coaster Photo: 230
                                                                                   Midnight Snacks: 200                                                   
                                                                                    Slippers: 300
                                                                                    Drinks at Dinner Buffet: 120
                                                                                    Lunch and Fish Spa: Free c/o sponsors
                                                                                                     7,107 php

DAY 3 (February 22, 2012) ----- Whaleshark watching, Tumalog Falls, SM, Taboan Market, Shamrock Souvenir Center

4:30am - 5:00am = Breakfast                                                 Breakfast: Free c/o Crown Regency
5:00am – 5:30am = To South Bus Terminal                           Taxi (going to SBT): 60
6:15am - 9:15am = To Tan-awan, Oslob                               Roundtrip Aircon Bus: 616 php (154 each)
9:15am – 11:00am = Swimming with the Whalesharks            Entrance and Whaleshark Watching Fee: 640
11:00am – 11:0am = Lunch                                                   Snorkels: 200                                         
11:00am -1:00pm  = To Tumalog Falls and Back                   Ziplock cover for cam: 10         
1:30pm – 4:30pm = Travel Back to Cebu                               Shower: 20
4:30pm – 5:30pm = To Taboan and Shamrock                       Lunch: 150
5:30pm – 6:30pm = To Hotel Pier Cuatro                              Habal2x (going to Tumalog Falls): 220 
6:30pm – 7:00pm = To SM City to meet friends                    Taxi (to Taboan and Shamrock): 60+80
7:00pm – 8:00pm = Dinner at Neo2x                                     Danggit: 300 php
8:00pm - 8:45pm = Window Shopping                                   Shamrock: 789+871
8:45pm - 9:00pm = Rush towards Gelatissimo                        Taxi (Crown to Hotel Pier Cuatro): 200
                                to avail of promo (one scoop plus 2)       Dinner (@Neo2x): 500
                                for each IMAX ticket                             IMAX: 800
9:30pm-11:30pm = IMAX (Journey 2)                                  Gelatissimo: 200
11:30pm - 12:00am = To Hotel Pier Cuatro                           Digi-Stamp: 180
1:00am --------------- SLEEPING TIME                             Taxi: 60
                                                                                              Hotel: 1200                                                  
                                                                                          7,156 php

Day 4 (February 23, 2012) ------ Trip to Bohol

4:00am – 5:00am = Wake-up and check-out                         Taxi (to Pier 1): 60
5:00am – 6:00am = To Pier 1 (no more tickets @ OceanJet)  Breakfast: 220    
8:30am – 10:30am = To Bohol via Supercat                           Merienda: 200
10:30am – 6:00pm = Bohol Tour                                            Supercat Roundtrip (for two): 1,720
                                 1. Blood Compact
                                 2. Baclayon Church
                                 3. XZOOTIC Animal Park
                                 4. Loboc River Cruise Floating Resto
                                5. Tarsier Conservation Area
                                6. Simply Butterflies Conservation Center
                                7. Man-Made Forest
                                8. Chocolate Hills
                                9. Hanging Bridge
                               10. Island Tour Souvenirs
3:00pm – 4:00pm = To Tagbilaran Port                                   Bohol Tour (for two) : 4,000                                                
8:00pm – 10:00pm = To Cebu via Supercat                            Candles: 60         
10:00pm – 10:30pm = To Islands Stay Hotels                         Donations: 100
10:30pm – 11:30am = Dinner                                                  Kalamay-hati: 150
11:30pm – 12:00am = Internet                                                Souvenirs Part 1 @XZOOTIC: 400+300
 12:00am ------------ SLEEPING TIME                                Tip @ Loboc: 40 
                                                                                               Baller Bands: 320
                                                                                              Baby's Shirt: 140
                                                                                              Buko Shake: 120
                                                                                              Bohol Shirt: 300
                                                                                              Tip @ Butterfly: 50
                                                                                              Photos @ Chocolate Hills: 300
                                                                                              Water: 50
                                                                                              Souvenirs Part 2 @ Island Tours: 1000
                                                                                              Tip for Kuya Roger (our driver): 100
                                                                                              Hotel: 1150
                                                                                              Dinner: 220
                                                                                              Internet: 30                                      
                                                                                              11,160 php

Day 5 (February 24, 2012) ------ Return to Davao!! J

4:00am – 5:00am = Breakfast and Prepare                                      Breakfast: 280
5:00am – 6:00am = To Airport                                                        Taxi: 150+70
6:00am – 7:20am = Check-in and wait YATZ flight                          Terminal Fee: 400 (2 pax)
6:00am – 9:15am = Check-in and wait TUBZ flight                          Taxi: 500 (2 separate rides)
9:15 am ------------ WELCOME BACK TO DAVAO!!!! J         Total: 1,400 php
                                                                                                        Grand Total: 32, 318 php
                                                                                                                                - 3,000 (c/o sponsor)
                                                                                                                                29,318 php
                                                                                                                        14, 659 php each

CONCLUSION: We spent 6,808 pesos more from our budget. Well, as they say, "We can always earn that amount, but the experiences that we had on our trip are totally priceless."

But, of course, it would had been better if we were able to stick to our budget. :-)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

7 Day Diet Program

Finally, this is it --- I'm going to start my 7 Day Diet Program!!!

A friend of mine sent this to me a day after she read my status in facebook last January 2. Well, you're right I have this diet program since Jan. 3, but I'm gonna start it just this day (January 30). I might have delayed it for weeks, but I'm thankful that I got the nerves to finally start it.

Hmm...and since I am putting this in public..I guess I don't want to be humiliated from not sticking into the program. So, I should really follow the diet plan religiously. 

The diet program says it is just for 7 Days, but actually you can really re-do it as often as you want. As for me, I hope I can follow it for at least two weeks. Then, after two weeks I will already incorporate a cheat day, and include other food items such as wheat bread, and more healthy meats and fats. :

Without further ado, here is the 7 Day Diet Program:

Weight loss diet program
All fruits except bananas.  It is suggested to consume lots of melon the first day, especially watermelon and loupe.

All vegetables. Eat until you are stuffed with all raw or cooked vegetables. No limit on amount or type.  Start this 2nd day with LARGE BAKED POTATO for breakfast, you may top it with one pat of butter.

Mixture of fruits and vegetables of your choice. Any amount . NO BANANAS YET. NO POTATOES TODAY.

BANANA and MILK,  you may eat as many as 8 bananas and drink 3 glasses of milk.  This will be combined with special soup which may be eaten in limited quantities.

You may eat BEEF and TOMATOES.  Eat two 10 onz portion of lean  beef.  Hamburger is ok.combine with 6 whole tomatoes.  Must increase your water intake by one quart.

BEEF and VEGETABLES.  You may eat an unlimited amount of beef and vegetables. 

Your food intake wil consist of brown rice, fruit juices and all the vegetable you care to consume.

continuation...and I quote...

"You may repeat this program as often as you like, however it is suggested that you are allowed two glasses of white wine in addition to instruction program.  Champagne may be a substitute for white wine.  Under no circumstances are you to drink any other alcoholic beverages with the exception of beer which is allowed. Any liquor is forbidden.  Cream drinks are especially forbidden.  Vegetable in a form of salad may taken as desired, no dressing except wine vinegar, squeezed lemon, garlic or herb. No more than 1 teasppn of oil.

Wonder soup:  this is just supplement for diet
                It can be eaten any time of the day in virtually unlimited quantities
                (28 oz water, 6 large onions, 2 green pepper, whole tomato (fresh or canned), 1 head cabage, 1 bunch celery, 4 envelopes lipton onion soup mix, herbs and flavoring as desired)
 This is not inflexible recipe, you may substitute vegetable according to your taste like asparagus, turnips, cauliflower)

This is the lipton onion soup mix...hayz...I don't know, though if we can find this at the malls here in Davao...crossed fingers... :-)

Beverages you may consume while on the program:
Club soda is OK
Black cream or cream sugar no sweetness
Black tea=herb or leaf
Absolutely nothing else except the fruit juices which are part of day seven. No fruit juices before day seven..."

So, there you have it my friends...Now, that you are aware of it you can already join me in my quest towards losing weight and becoming healthier!

Let us say, Hello to a HEALTHIER and SEXIER 2012!! :-)

Miranda Kerr, Victoria's Secret Angel (wife of Orlando Bloom)

Orlando Bloom

Paulo Avelino


Pre-diet Food Trip: Dimsum and Gonuts Donuts

Oh yeah...I should have started weeks ago, but then again, it's better late than never....hahaha...Well, honestly speaking I didn't really intend to start this diet program today (or later this morning); it's just that during our dinner I ate too much and so the guilt feeling drowned me again. I guess it's just out of impulse that I decided to buy fruits for the 1st day of my diet program.

Yatz and I decided to eat at Dimsum after he bought a dozen of donuts at Gonuts. I didn't expect I would be that FULL after. Hayzz...

Shanghai rice

We ordered rice, of course...the staple food of Pinoys...hayz...After this bowl of rice, I guess I won't be patriotic anymore since I can't support the trademark food of sad...hahaha...#excuses...

Beef Siomai

Hmmm...I just love siomai...I'm gonna miss this...but, of course it won't be that much since I am still allowing myself a cheat day...Maybe after I'm done with this 7 Day Diet Program.

Garlic Chicken

It's my first time to order and taste the garlic chicken at Dimsum Diner...Its taste complimented the garlic rice. However, I think the chicken was somewhat toasted. Or maybe it was really meant to be that way. Hmm...I guess I have to order this again next time to compare... :-)

Coke in can

Hay....I will surely miss you, COKE...I love you soooo much! Yeah...I'm a COKE ADDICT! huhuhu...
How could I let you go my love?! :-( 

Banana Split

Gonuts Donuts

Yummmy...Well, who doesn't love SWEETS?! Perfect mood elevators, indeed..but, the side effect is that they also become a mood depressants after...And even worse --- it becomes a cycle (of depression-eat-depression-eat)!!!

So, here I am trying to put a stop or at least control the link between my emotions and my desire to eat. 


But, for now ---- CHOW!!! 

This is me...weighing 84 kilograms as of today January 30, 2012.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Before and After..."Reverse the Look" CHALLENGE!!!

                                                    Before: 2008                     After: 2011

It has been my yearly new year's resolution to lose weight since I was a child. Luckily, I did lose weight way back 2008. The picture in the left was taken sometime between April and May, 2008. However, I lost more weight when I was reviewing for the board exam already (around October-November, 2008). I can't find my pics in my folders; maybe I stored them in my external device.

So, going back, I just want to really lose weight this year. I am tired of this "FAT" face and protruding belly....hahahaha...Even worse, all of my pants and shirts before don't fit me anymore....I miss wearing them. Hopefully, I could...I'm staying positive and persistent on this!

Today, January 2, 2012 I am making a "VOW to LOSE WEIGHT" this year. 
In lieu with this, I will update you with my progress. Unfortunately, I can't document my current weight since we don't have a weighing scale here. However, last December 27, I weighed 80kgs which was my weight since November, I think.

Last 2008, I weighed around 60-65 kgs. So, I gained 20kgs after 2 years. TAKE NOTE, it's KGS not LBS! hahaha...

Once again, I am up for this "Reverse the Look" CHALLENGE!!!

Like what I've posted in my FB status and I quote, "i have the notion na pag sinabihan kang "tumaba ka" it's a subtle way of saying "pumangit ka" a way, totoo din nman...literally, speaking the excess fats or adipose tissues hide your real PHYSICAL BEAUTY...if MERON ka nga bang beauty??? such, being MORE beautiful is my motivation to lose weight this year..."

My Diet Plan: NO RICE everyday...with ONE CHEAT DAY!
My Exercise Plan: At least 1 hour exercise a day. Or join aerobics or group exercise since I am more into dancing and similar stuffs than going to the gym to lift weights and the like. :-)

Wish me LUCK!!! hehee...

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy 2012!!! Happy New Year! :-)

Happy New Year Everyone! Listening to Lea Michelle's version of Auld Lang Syne is the best way to reflect as we face 2012...

May we all have a Blessed, Happy, Safe and Prosperous New Year!!!

Auld Land Syne

Should old acquaintance be forgot 
And never brought to mind 
Should all acquaintance be forgot 
And auld lang syne 

For auld lang syne, my dear, 
For auld lang syne, 
We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet, 
For auld lang syne 

And surely you will buy your cup 
And surely i'll buy mine 
And we'll take a cup o'kindness yet 
For auld lang syne

We too have run around the slopes 
And picked the daisies fine 
We've londoned many weary foot 
Since auld lang syne 

For auld lang syne, my dear, 
For auld lang syne, 
We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet, 
For auld lang syne 

We too have paddled in the stream 
From morning sun to night 
But the seas between us broad have roared 
From auld lang syne 

For auld lang syne, my dear, 
For auld lang syne, 
We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet, 
For auld lang syne 
We'll take a cup o'kindness yet 
For auld langs syne

Happy 2012!!!!!!!! :-)