Caramoan Trip Tips

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1. Check with any Caramoan local if  Survivor is currently shooting. If there’s a current Survivor shoot, you won’t be able to go island hopping to nearby spots.

2. Check if island hopping will be a short trip or a long trip. (March 2012 boat prices as per Kuya Ramil – 2500 long trip, 1500 short trip; the boat I think could accommodate 6 passengers). Apart from the boat rent being high, you would sorely miss all those nearby spots, too (relative to no.1 post) . Please use this website as reference to those islands. I do not own that website. http://www.pinoytravelfreak.com/2011/11/caramoan-island-hopping-short-trip.html (short trip) and http://www.pinoytravelfreak.com/2012/03/caramoan-island-hopping-long-trip.html (long trip).

3. Ask the inn you would be staying if it’s in the town proper or in Paniman Beach. If you are to stay at inns in the town proper, you have to at least take a 30-min or less trip to Paniman beach, the jump-off point in island hopping. Being able to dip in the nearby beach is an added perk in staying at Paniman Beach.

4. There is a two-hour trip from Naga to Sabang port. Another two-hour boat ride from Sabang Port to Guijalo Port (Caramoan). At Guijalo Port, around 45-min to an hour trip to Paniman Beach. So please make neccassary travel adjustments (inline with your flight schedule).

5. Earliest boat trip from Sabang to Guijalo Port is 7AM, interval of two hours for succeeding trips. Last time we went there, last trip from Sabang to Guijalo is 1PM. From Guijalo Port to Sabang, earliest is 8AM. I forgot what time the last boat trip is from Guijalo Port. So make sure you don’t schedule your flight to Manila earlier than 1PM (assuming you will take all the earliest trips from Caramoan; CamSur’s airport is in Pili, not in Naga).

<Naga (2 hour jeep or FX van trip) — Sabang Port (2 hour boat ride) — Guijalo Port>

6. If you would be travelling in group, I suggest you don’t take any package tour. Caramoan is backpacker friendly so make it a DIY trip!

7. SUN and GLOBE don’t have signal in Caramoan, so bring a SMART sim with you. (March 2012 was the date we’re there, I am not certain if signals for Sun and Globe have already improved)

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Note : We stayed at Kuya Ramil’s house (300/pax/night) who happens to own several boats for island hopping. Contact number : 0907-4351962

 

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My fear for JESSICA SANCHEZ!!!

Riding on the hype about Jessica Sanchez’ latest performance in American Idol. She did great if not totally awesome. Come on, let’s all be real, ask anyone else in the competition to sing it and tell me if there’s someone who could outdo her version. I could only imagine Jessica singing Power of Love and bringing the house down! Does America and The Judges have ears? There’s a difference between a HIGH NOTE and a LOUD VOICE. SHOUTING doesn’t tantamount to SINGING A HIGH NOTE. Hollie Cavanagh almost broke her throat and cracked on the her last note. Transation in FILIPINO : PARANG PIPIYOK or PARANG PUMIYOK. Yet, her performance was labeled by JLo as “Saving the Best for Last”? Can anyone imagine Hollie singing The Prayer or I will Always Love You? Na-ah. Don’t even wanna go there… hahahaha…Skylar and Erika Van Pelt sure is way better than Hollie, for bleep’s sake! Listen with your ears….hehehe

I would want to believe what others are saying about Jessica not wining in AI. AMERICA IS NOT YET READY TO HAVE AN ASIAN, A FILIPINO, AN ASIAN-MEXICAN-AMERICAN AS AN IDOL. Suggestion to execs of AI, next time, don’t ask other people, esp other races living, working and PAYING TAXES IN AMERICA to come to any of your auditions. And change the name of the show to”STRICTLY FOR AMERICAN with a TRUE AMERICAN DESCENTS” IDOL!

I am no Bookworm!

Wala lang, just wanna post my collection…hindi ko pa na-a-add ung bagong bili at ibang inspirational books ko… And my super precious Nicholas Sparks collection na hindi ko na mahagilap…Think  I need to do some general cleaning!

I read a wide array of books. no particular genre though I’ve my favorite authors.

I hate my name!

Sabi nila you should always think that your given name is the best name in this entire planet. Hello? I hate my name kaya noh! Kung bakit kasi ang dami-dami namang ibang name, bakit Janice pa! Basta I truly hate it! Parang wala kasing dating, e! Hindi ko alam kung jologs, hindi naman sosyal. Hate ko lalo kapag ang pronunciation ay Dyanis (mabilis) hindi Dya-nis! Tuloy pinilipit kong i-change ung spelling from Janice to Janis!

– Lagi na lang akong may kapangalan. Noong bago ako sa 1st company na nag-work ako, in-anticipate ng TM ko ang aking pagdating, thinking na ako ung lifetime crush niya from UST. E kapangalan at kaapelyido ko pa. Feeling ko na-disappoint nung ako ung makita instead na ung crush niya. Asssaaarrr!!!

– Tapos pag kukuha ako ng NBI, never, as in never akong nag-attempt kumuha ng clearance na hindi ako bumalik for verification! D-U-H! Mukha ba akong wanted?! Addict, baka pa! Echos!

– Kahit anong klaseng pirma, hay, sabog talga! Para bang walang k ang letter J para gawing lehitimong signature! Bakit kasi hindi sa letter A, M , K or R nag-start ang name ko!?

– Sa tinagal tagal kong nagbabasa ng mga romance novels, 3 beses ko pa lang na-encounter ang name ko. And take note, dakilang KONTRABIDA ang drama — in short — MALDITA, MANG-AAGAW at MAPANG-API ! May isang instance pa na nagamit ang name ko sa isang novel kung saan Aling Janice ang katabi ng bida sa jeep na may B.O.! Ang saklap naman ng kapalaran!  Gayong sa totoong buhay ay BIDA MATERIAL NAMAN ANG LOLA NINYO !!! Kaya nunca, noong sang beses na makita kong Janis ang name ng pangalan ng bidang babae, mega-grab na ako ng copy! Aba, once in a blue moon ang mga ganitong pangyayari!

– Saka sa movies, D-U-H, malabo ba talgang ma-associate sa “sweet” ang pangalang Janice para gawing bida! Haaay! Pasaway ang buhay!

– Tapos ang dali pang hanapan ng pang-inis ang Janice, like “Janice Nakakainis, amoy-patis, amoy-panis! Asawa ng pulis!” Nakakaiyak naman! 😦

 Sabi ni Ken, marami daw paraan para mapalitan ang name. May legal na paraan daw at puwede akong magpa-binyag ulit! Or puwede ko din daw siyang pakasalan TODAY para mabago ang name ko! Say ko naman, ung Janice ang gusto kong palitan, hindi ung last name ko! Ayun, kutos ang inabot sakin kahit 6’2” ang height niya! Kiber!

Hay, kayo love ninyo ba ung name ninyo?

 

Small things that could knock you down!

Mga simpleng bagay na nakakainis :

May mga mumunting bagay na nakakapagpa-high blood sa ‘tin. In my case, minsan iniiyakan ko pa! Ito ang ilan sa mahaba-haba kong listahan…

– sa tuwing magbabalot ako ng set of books, kailangan maski isa, may kailangang magkaroon ng buhok sa plastic cover na kinatatamaran kong tanggalin. Madalas mangyari ito kahit anong walis ang gawin ko sa floor.  Like na like ko pa namang mag-cover ng books nang nakasalampak sa floor.

– bakit ba kahit anong sinop sa gamit, mawawala at mawawala isa man lang sa mga takip ng ballpens mo. Eh nabubuwisit pa naman ako pag wala ng takip ung pen, gusto ko na lang itapon.

– sa tuwing may ibibigay sa’kin na number na nakasulat sa kapirasong papel or tissue at iipit ko sa isa sa mga books or notebooks ko, hindi ko na mahanap kung saang page ko inipit.

– lagi akong may dala-dalang payong sa bag, say it again, as in araw araw, pero sa tuwing magpapalit ako ng bag at makakalimutan kong dalhin ang payong,  saka naman uulan.

– kapag nahuhumaling ako sa isang song, inaabangan ko talaga sa radio, tapos dahil nainip ka nang kahihintay sa station na tinutukan mo, try mo hanapin sa iba. Tapos pag ibinalik mo sa radio station na tinutukan mo earlier, nasa bridge na. Kainis!

– minsan may mga bagay na hindi mo pinapansin or hindi mo pinagkakaabalahang itago, tapos kapag kailangan mo na, saka hindi mo makita. Tapos pag hindi mo na kailangan, saka naman magpapakita.

– mga babaing may long hair na ayaw hawakan ang kanilang hair habang sakay ng jeep at katabi mo. Kulang na lang ipalunok sa’yo ang kanilang buhok! D-U-H!

– mga taong nakasakay sa elevator na laging nakadikit sa control panel ng elevator na hindi mo mapindot ung floor number na destination mo,  tapos pag nakisuyo ka ng floor number, iismiran ka at ang sama ng loob!! Haller! Tapos malalaman mo sila ung huling lalabas ng elevator!! Nak ng&*%$#!

 

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Sabi ko nga, ilan lang to sa mahaba-haba list…on top of my head.

Subject : Janina

(After ERAP jokes, si janina naman ang ginawan ng jokes.)
In a Ms World contest, a judge asked 3 finalists to name a human organ starting with letter “L.
Ms USA : The Lungs, without each we cannot breathe.

Ms UK : The Liver, without which we cannot metabolize fats and detoxify  the human body.

Ma PHIL Janina San Miguel : (Laughing confidently) Of course, who could ever forget the Lbow, without which we cannot spread our wings and fly, butterfly.

Reactiones Muchos…

“JANINA SAN MIGUEL”

Janina who? Siya po ung nanalong 2008 Bb. Pilipinas World. Honestly, hindi ko po napanood ung coronation night. But with youtube nowadays, how could you miss every single detail about the much-talked about “hilarious” Q&A portion. Watch ninyo na lang:

 “They was the one…” They and was? Verb tense and subject and verb agreement, anyone?

“My pamily was…eto…wait…” Pamily? Ano yun?

“This was really my perst pageant ever…” Errr… “That was” ba dapat o “this is”? Saka ano ung perst?

“I came from one of the tof ten…” I have no idea what she’s talking about here? Peki-enlighten naman ako…

“important persons” Hmmm, lemme see, siguro nga marami silang importante sa kaniya kaya “persons”.

Kaya kinabukasan nagulat ako dahil nagising ako sa interview kay Ruffa Gutierrez sa TV Patrol regarding her reaction. Eh, graveyard shift ako, kahit hindi pa oras ng gising ko, na-curious ako.

Ang reaction ko naman ay ito:

I’ve nothing against her. I would never say na Melanie Marquez Jr siya, Melanie Marquez kasi, bali-baligtarin man natin ang mundo, Miss International yan. In fairness kay Ruffa, I think kahit medyo ni-lait niya nang “konti” e may kabig sa dulo. “Mag-training siya, speech lesson, etc..” At least hindi lang nanlait, nagbigay ng advice. Meaning, gusto niyang tumulong. Para sa akin, wag ipilit kung hindi kaya. Mas naging kahiya-hiya lang ang dating sakin nung nangyari kasi, one, Mass Comm stud daw si Janina di ba? Pangalawa, totoo, marami ngang hindi naman super fluent sa English na sumali way before Janina, but I guess, this is, so far, the worst (pardone, Janina!). Pangatlo, mukhang mas inaral niya ang pag-project — sa pagrampa, sa pagngiti, sa pagpapa-charming, lalong lalo na sa pag-iyak! Mukhang nakaligtaang i-polish ang communication skills niya. Pero tingin ko wala siyang kasalanan kung naging katawa-tawa siya kasi that’s her. Eh, yun siya kaya kailangang tanggapin natin siya as “siya”. Anyway, hindi naman siya judge nung gabing ‘yun di ba?! So for me, meron pang higit na mas katawa-tawa kaysa sa kaniya because the crown was given to her amidst all consternations…

Seven months to go pa naman before the Ms World pagent kaya I think, kakayanin ni Janina yan! Ang dami na ngang call center at speech learning centers sa bansa, kung ako sa kaniya, try ko mag-enrol. Who knows, siya ang maging kauna-unahang Miss World from the Philippines di ba. Pero kung sakaling before October eh hindi mahasa si Janina, magdala na lang talaga siya ng interpreter. Huwag nang ipilit kung hindi talaga kaya. Mano namang mag-Tagalog siya sa pagent?! Eh bakit nga ang mga Latinas, ung mga favorites like Ms Mexico, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Brazil, etc… kahit puro “porque” lang ang naintindihan ko sa sagot e nagpapanalo naman sa mga beauty pageants!

MAGPAKATOTOO KA NA LANG SISTER!!!!

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“RUFFA VS LANI : ANABELLE RAMA VS LOLIT SOLIS”

Aware ba ang lahat dito? Hehehe. basta si Anabelle Rama, feel na feel kong panoorin, hehehe! Entertainment at it’s finest, to the fullest, to the max!!!

Sabi ni Ruffa :
“My pouty perfect lips…”
“Naku naman that was 25 years ago..let’s all move on!”
“I’m such a big damulag, how can you not see me?”
“Lani, can you please text me…”


Famous lines ni Anabelle Rama :
“Malaki daw ang b&$%# ni Bong!”
“Yang ang napapala ni Ruffa sa pakikipagplastikan!”
“Tama na Dong, kumain ka na Mario..”

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