Sunday, December 30, 2012

image by R.A.D. Stainforth
i know it is impossible to make it permanent...
but can we at least,
just for the moment,
quit worrying and enjoy
every moment of the remaining days of 2012
to welcome 2013 with fun and happiness..

happy new year everyone!

posted for Magpie Tales

Saturday, December 29, 2012

JC Meets My Family

after flying for 15 hours, then 2 hours and finally 1 hour.
He is here in Palawan, Philippines to meet my family...
Thank you God!.. for the wonderful flights
and awesome weather... better warm than snowing...

JC with my nephew, Vonvon
(L-R) Monique, Manonh Tony, Neneng, Johann, Nanay,
Vicky, Vonvon and JC

JC with my nephew Johann
JC with my mother
JC with Uncle Jun
JC with Monique
 JC playing Yahtzee with niece Monique
and nephew, Patrick.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

wishing all of you
and a

especially to all of my followers!
the best for the coming 2013!

Chris Lawrence
Karen S
Liz Ravenpress
Other Mary
Roland Drake
Someone is Special
Jane Healy
Bernard Hunt
Paul Lawson
Robert Brooker
My High School English teacher - Cristina
Jingle Poetry
The Purple Treehouse
Justin S.
Poetry Picnic at the Gooseberry Garden

ps. click the name/title to visit or check their respective blogs...
sorry for those followers whose blog does not show when clicking on their profile.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

jrc in Butterfly Beach Garden

for two years now, my sister is slowly developing her property to eventually open to public. but for now, we are enjoying the secluded beautiful scenery...

located in Bentirao, Roxas, Palawan, Philippines...

writing loveletters in the sand... :-)

waiting for brunch...

found a tiny crab on the rock

no dishes to wash... food on the big banana leaf... yay!

for more pics click this link My Amateur Shots

Friday, December 21, 2012

Pantalan ng Roxas

Translation: Roxas Sea Port

it is a bit cloudy today so I decided to go for a walk.
as it is
i ended up visiting the controversial sea port of my hometown.
controversial? mmmm...
instead of painting it
white or yellow to be visible for fishermen
and other vessels, our local government decided to paint it pink.
reason, it's the mayor's favorite color.
safety was put aside. so sad!
but nevertheless,
i was able to take some beautiful pictures this afternoon...

for more pics click My Amateur Shots

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Reasons Why I Went Home

with Vonvon and Carl Johann Rodriguez
CJ Von Ursann Rodriguez Carlos

Monique Rodriguez Carlos

with Emil Patrick Gabriel Rodriguez Carlos
banana one of my favorite
more pictures to come...

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

home in Palawan

arrived 7:30am in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines
on December 11 safely. oh!.. what an exhausting four flights
but worth it...

love to be home... love to be with my family...

At Robinson's Place
Minutes after my arrival
with my nephew CJ Von Ursann
with Nanay and Vonvon
with my nephew Johann
Niece Monique, Sister Thelma
Nanay, Vonvon and me

Saturday, December 8, 2012

My Voyage Home

yyz - ewr 8:30am
jfk - hkg 1:55pm
hkg -mnl 10:00pm

my voyage home starts tomorrow
dec 9, 2012 at 8:30am
i hope that air canada
will transfer me to the yyz - jfk
instead of yyz - ewr
as the short four hours transfer
from two airport is bothering and worrying me.
i have been once in new york city
and never been to new jersey.
i have tried contacting the airlines
and the agent but after a long long long
battle i failed.
the web agent airticketsdirect
is never of help.
which i think,
my obligation to let my followers and friends
know that never use this website to book your ticket.
in my desire to get what my hard earned money's worth
i did searched and checked the best fare i can get
the website offered the cheapest.
unfortunately, after doing the booking
i just notice that it doesnt make sense being booking from yyz - ewr
where my connecting flight departs from jfk to hongkong.
how about my transfer fronm the two airport.

as i have been saying,
i tried to contact them,
first, Air Canada as that's the portion that has a problem but they transferred me to Cathay Pacific, as they were saying that the booking is owned by CP. but CP transferred me to the agent.

talking to the agent, it would cost me Can$200 administrative fee, Can$150 Airline fee on top of the fare difference. funny but to buy a new ticket from YYZ - JFK is only Can$150-200. I dont know why things like this can be done by this companies. I am sorry but I hate it.

so guys, i will suggest if you would like to buy your ticket for holidays, buy it directly from the airline. it is so disapointing to hear from Air Canada and Cathay Pacific that they cannot do anything. So disappointing...

and lastly avoid booking your holidays thru AirTicketsdirect... I hate that company... i really really hate them... sorry for this...

Tuesday, December 4, 2012