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Nightmares After Christmas 2012

Hi Guys

Can anyone still hear me. sorry for missing out another month of posting ughhh i hate this i can’t find the time to write anymore between busy days in the morning and the intense nightmares at night i can’t seem to think of a great time to write things ughhhhh 😦 well since i was able to write something to day i’ll be posting some photos of my christmas2012 celebration i had with my family I cooked everything so it was a success <3. Thank you everyone for your continued support, I will Post more soon

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Thank You

Aaron 🙂

 

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Thanksgiving 2011

Thanksgiving isn’t really a tradition that we usually celebrate in the philippines like in the U.S. , so I really don’t have a single idea about the traditions, what to do, where to go the only thing about it I really know is TURKEY I know its pathetic soooo I’m gonna tell you about my first time to ever celebrate Thanksgiving.


in my previous post:

https://smalltowndreamers.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/macys-thanksgiving-parade-2011

I talked about the earlier events that happened during the day.

now I’m gonna tell you the later part. since our line of work isn’t in the office type they don’t usually take breaks even if its the holidays even more they are usually more busy during holidays.so you’ll imagine how it feels like, don’t get me wrong its not really that bad I somehow like it. but since its my first time celebrating Thanksgiving and I really wanted to experience the whole shindig, so you can say that I was pretty lucky that I landed a shift lining with the holiday. 😀 ❤

but some of my housemates weren’t so lucky but at least I had a great time with Leigh, Karen and Carlos attending the parade earlier in the day after the parade was finished we walked around for a bit and went straight home coz one of my housemate’s planned to celebrate thanksgiving dinner with her aunt and invited us to join in their house but unfortunately they weren’t able to pick us up.

but FORTUNATELY ate Chacha’s Aunt and Uncle decided to celebrate their T.G. Dinner at our House so everyone was excited. they spent the whole afternoon preparing the spread while we were waiting upstairs (completely USELESS) wish I could’ve helped more. since most of us were off work at night so there was a lot of us.

Even though I wasn’t able to Celebrate this with my family was a bit disappointing, but my friends being there by my side, with people that missed their families too we were in the same boat and eating together with them I can say that I wouldn’t celebrate it any other way.

look who’s eyeing the

Yummy Strawberry Cheesecake with White Chocolate Shavings

Roasted Potatoes and Grilled Veggiess

gotta have some Greens

Pumpkin Bread Pudding!

Instead of the Traditional Pumpkin Pie!

Some freshly Baked Cornbread Stuffing

 and Last but not the Least

TURKEYYYYY!!!!! straight from the Oven

Now that’s a SPREAD! Ready.. Get set…. EAT!

My Home away from Home. 🙂 ❤

Thank You Tito and Tita Doris – Chacha’s Family  for the Best thanksgiving!

.With all the Depressing things that Happened in N.J and NYC I really want to think of happy thoughts so.

I Recalled A Happy Memory While I Was There. to Give thanks for all the blessings that I received and to remind everyone to Always be thankful for everything that God gave us may it be big or small.

Thank you Everyone for reading My Post Hope you Liked it. 🙂

#thingsimthankfulforthisyear (2011)  I’m Thankful for My Family and Friends coz without them i won’t be Where I am now, all the Good and Bad stuff that happened to me coz without those I won’t be the kind of person I am today, for my Role models and Dreams for helping me stand up everyday and strive for More,I am thankful for all the people who were mean and those that looked down on me coz they taught me to be stronger coz the world is not fair and sometimes you have to fightback. and Thank You God for giving me a lot of things to be thankful for 🙂

All photos are taken by Me 🙂

More Updates Coming Soon.


CDO TRIP

Before I started my Internship in the US, My Family Planned on a 3 day Vacation in Cagayan De Oro on a whim for a well deserved Rest and Relaxation After my Graduation and Before I leave for my internship. well I can’t say that three days was enough to satiate my craving for some sunshine but I can’t complain it was really fun and a very great time with my loved ones I couldn’t ask for anything more.

After an two hours plane ride from Manila we finally arrive at our destination

WELCOME TO CAGAYAN DE ORO

“THE CITY OF GOLDEN FRIENDSHIP”

My Big Sister, My Big Brother and My Mom no rest stops on our way to Camiguin Island two hours ferry ride from the Mainland.

After a Nauseating two hours on the Ferry finally arrived at the Island and for the first stop the Hots Spring even before checking in on the Hotel how unplanned can this trip be.

Great View of the Mt. Mambajao in the island.

At the Old Church Ruins 

Stunning Photos in the ruins, the Trees were so Big and Green the Moss covered walls survived years of unpredictable storms. this is what makes this place so beautiful the more calamity hits it the more years that pass by it just makes this place more Grand, loving the wonderful Climate, The Fresh Air, The smell of the Sea Breeze, the Songs of the  Birds and the Abundant Shades of Green all around. truly a spectacular place to be. a perfect rest spot.

ME, My Big Brother and Big Sister Enjoying ourselves Thank you Random Person Passing by for taking our Picture!

Stunning View. 🙂

My Family I’m Going to miss them soo Much.

JUMP SHOT

A Great View of the Katibawasan Falls wanted to take a dip but after dipping my toes in the water and felt the sharp chill backed out.

FInally Arrived at the Resort Nonstop walking the whole day time for some Snooze and Yummy Food. getting ready for DAY2

Early Wake up call Starting our ride to the “White Island” Semi-Clear skies with Calm and Clear Waters Perfect day to go to the beach you need to rent a boat for the whole trip back and forth or else you’ll find a hard time going back to the mainland.

After a 30 min boat ride from the Resort We Arrive at the Sinking Beach the “White Island” its alarge Island in the middle of nowhere  Covered with Fine White sand, no trees or any distinguishing colors just the white sand and with sunny skies and clear blue water From a far it creates an illusion that everyone in the island is standing on water. pretty amazing. though you have to come quite early coz it tends to get really crowded after a while. and true to its name the white island actually sinks, after a few hours the Tide comes in and slowly covers the island with water giving the effect of sinking pushing everyone to either slowly gather in the middle of the island or stay on their rented boats. though it never actually sinks all the way its amazing how an Island able to accommodate a few Hundred of people after a few hours can barely  hold a few dozen.

A Common Delicacy Near on the Beach is the Fresh Sea Urchin Drizzled with Onion, Garlic and Chili Infused Vinegar even though my Mom, used to trying different kinds of food I wasn’t brave enough to try one. the guy selling them opens the shell BARE handedly with the help of a small knife and gives it to you Fresh to eat the meat. and after you’re finished they throw the shells back to the water, they said that it’s still alive and you’ll be able to catch it again ready to open and full of its meat again.

After a Few Hour on the Beach decided to head back to the Resort and take a dip on the Pool spending the remaining few hours in Camiguin, going back to the mainland of Cagayan de Oro for Day 3

After Arriving in the mainland again we spent the night out and about the town admiring the beautiful city then headed back to our hotel we were finally on the last day of our vacation so we ended it with a splash and possibly a lot of dirt and mud. decided to do one of the Most famous tourist attractions the White Water Rafting but due to heavy rains up on the mountain the water was kinda brown but that didn’t stop us instead it actually made the whole ride fun coz the current was much higher and faster. completely scared at first but after a few rapids adrenaline kicked in to over drive and we were having soo much fun that we lost track of time. went back to the hotel to wash up. Going Back to Manila. it might be short but its full of memories and i’ll keep them with me till i come back to the philippines after my internship;

Well Thanks Guys for Reading My Post I hope You enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing about it. look out for my next posts Going to start my days in US 🙂