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Day 1: Dumaguete, Zamboangita, Private Residence VIP Resort June 4, 2008

Filed under: philippines,Photography,travel — hannaherika @ 12:55 pm
May 31, 2008


It’s early on a sunday morning. We left 7am in the morning via Cebu Pacific airlines and arrived at exactly 8am in Sibulan, Dumaguete. We didn’t stroll around Dumaguete but instead, we drove all the way to a nearby town called Zamboangita. There we checked in at Private Residence VIP resort. Yes, you’d have to be “invited” to stay there.


While our boys went scuba diving, I used my time to swim in the pool and take nature shots instead.



I have more day 1 pictures in my Multiply album.

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Destination: Dumaguete, Zamboangita and apo island

Filed under: gadget chic,personal,philippines,Tech chic,travel — hannaherika @ 11:50 am


I have been here many times but I never enjoyed as much as I did now. I haven’t been blogging for 4 days since I was there on a remote island. Though with globe’s mobile internet it could be possible, I still got tired at the end of the day with all the trekking, hiking, snorkelling, diving and drinking.

With my new camera Lumix TZ5 at hand, I enjoyed being there twice as much and appreciated the scenery, flowers and the people whose smiles I have captured. My officemates are begging me to buy me a digital SLR already since I think they realized that I have a talent at photography. They were disappointed when I decided to buy a compact camera. But, by bringing the handy and portable TZ5 all along with me I could put it in my purse, take pictures quickly every time I need it. Plus, with TZ5’s intelligence auto, I don’t have to switch picture modes. It just has a mind of its own and detect wether I am taking a picture of a beautiful scenery, a macro for the flower, or a portrait. It’s point-and-shoot literally.

With my new extra portable, super light ipod shuffle – I get to listen to my favorite music without adding extra pounds to my backpack. I left my 60Gig ipod video at home because I’m a chic that travels light. That’s the reason why I didn’t buy the DSLR too. I hurt my back when I bring heavy things because of my scoliosis.

Finally, I checked my mails even when I am at the tip of a remote island. Just as long as I have a globe network signal, I could browse the internet anywhere. When there’s wi-fi I could do that too with my new p990 phone.

I just love these and I’m so happy. It made my trip more comfortable, enjoyable and convenient.

 

Music Update May 19, 2008

Filed under: celebrities,entertainment,Music,philippines — hannaherika @ 12:47 pm

I’d say I’m proud to be a Filipino. And these two youngsters prove to be my inspiration.

British-Filipino Charlie Green

Charlie Green – the amazing 10-year-old Filipino-British who made it to the semi-finals of Britain’s got talent. He appeared in week 2 of ITV’s Britain’s got talent. What did I say about my previous entry about the hottest british indie-rock band The Filthy Youth? Yep, I love british accent!

Charice Pempenco – the Big Star

She is now known as Charice – her official screen name. She placed third on the Philippine’s TV show “Little Big Star” but in accounting terms she is a premium. Meaning, her “effective value” is way higher than actual as proved by her appearances on SBS, Ellen DeGeneres show, Paul O’Grady Show and Oprah. But her hollywood fame doesn’t end here. It is said that she might do a record for Disney and might actually appear in High School Musical three.