Apr 28, 2015

Thrive Art

By Meg's specific request, she wants Art class and Kiddie Crew for her summer. The kiddie crew's over. Now she's demanding for the Art Class to be daily. But her sched is only once a week.

So i told her to just do over and over again for the rest of the week the exercise they did at art class. I told her to download app on her tab but she said it crashed on her. But, Meg can be this annoyingly demanding. So, i turned to Mr. Google for art help which led me to (it has free sessions for starter).

Mati joined in. (Now i have to share my "work station.) 
The finished products: Mati (left), Meg (right). This online art class is effective after all. :)
It makes me wonder if does she really like art? Or it's just phase? I mean i think all kids go thru the "art" phase. 

On the other thought, when can she learn to use the photoshop so that I can have someone to exploit when I need some poster or maybe some illustration to be used. 

Apr 27, 2015

Colon, Cebu Diary

However "modern" Cebu is becoming, the downtown Colon seems to be unmoved about it. And, I guess why going there can be nostalgic because for any one whose childhood memory of Cebu City is Colon, and not yet SM or Ayala, one can still see how mostly are still the same in it.

You can still stumble upon stores where the "insik" owners are very hands-on in manning them.
That "tall chair" of the cashier/owner... How old it can be?
Somehow the signages, brands hanging on the sidewalk look the same. 
Looking at the sidewalk, it made me think that the downtown area has a nice spacious "sidewalk." It can look topsy turvy but it's comfy.
And I took a selfie, trying to prove that it's not a place of "snatchers." They probably moved out to the modern area of Cebu. But based on experience, snatchers usually stationed on the jeEpney stops nearby USC main, targetting students. :)
I wish that I was able to eat at Sno Sheen or Manila Foodshoppe or even McJoy to complete the feels. :) Well, reserving it for my next "travel" to Colon. 

I was really there for the yarns for my nanay's tall list of blanket orders.

Apr 26, 2015

Junkfood apps

There was a time, i signed up to every app scobleizer evangelized as the next big thing just so i can snatch the "owrange" username. Anyhow, "vine" was one of those apps. 

And, just like 90% of the apps i signed up to, i really do not know how to position it in my life, and with Philippines internet speed, i'm not a big fan of video -- uploading and viewing it.

But there are instances, i pulled vine up to save some videos because youtube/vimeo's too complicated to use, and the instagram account i actively update is not personal. And, i think 15sec of instagram needs a lot creativity effort than 6sec of vine.

After tweaking here and there, i found some funny local viners. When vine started, the videos they seeded where on the artsy fartsy side, but now it evolves into junk / slapstick vids. If you're someone who's bored, you'd really get hooked to it like cheetos and coke.

Most viners are the teenage / millineal generation so from there, you'll see the other junkfood apps they're using. There's a lot of mention of snapchat and dubsmash, instagram, youtube in the vine vids of the young ones.

I tried dubsmash, and it's like cottoncandy of apps. 

The snapchat -- i'm really struggling on how to understand it. It's like PBB / voyeurism kind of thing. 

It's like what u post on instagram is the finished product of made-up setup moments, vine is showing the BTS (behind the scene) of creating that final photo in instagram, while snapchat is showing you live th BTS?

I surely have lots of time to waste dissecting and consuming all these. As if it's something new.


This song was played over and over during Meg's McDo Kiddie crew culmination program. 

I shazamed it, then add it to my spotify. I feel soo millenial.

Anyhow, i put it on repeat mode during our trail run yesterday. To which i then get a closer listen to the lyrics of the song:

Every time that you get undressed
I hear symphonies in my head
I wrote this song just looking at you ooh, oh
Yeah the drums they swing low
And the trumpets they go
And the trumpets they go
Yeah the trumpets they go

Then a bulb lit up, and I told myself while "running," "now i understand what does TRUMPET really means in the song."

Then, i thought -- Dafudge that was the song McDo staff decided to play over and over during their "kiddie crew" program. LOLS @.@

Apr 16, 2015

Badian, Cebu Day 4: #Bucketlist

The most popular route of going up to Osmena Peak is from Dalaguete side, which we had done before.

Being a Badian girl, I badly wanted to try trekking it from my hometown side. Rumor said that Osmena Peak is actually part of Brgy. Patong of Badian. 

Anyhoo, Many times I / we plan of doing this but life and cowardness happen. There are 2 popular entrance ways from Badian - Kawasan Falls & Brgy. Basak (which is really known to be the path of farmers). To make it more epic sounding, we went with the Kawasan Falls.

I saw a rainbow on the way up! :) And, for a moment, I felt I'm a unicorn! :)
Reaching the peak together with the whole population of Cebu was Kinda weird when we were so alone on our way up. 

So many people, it was so hard to squeeze some epic peak photo without a photobomber.
Going down, we exited at Brgy. malabago, taking the dirt road instead of the tricky a bit technical route to Kawasan Falls. I was feeling tad disappointed but the view was just equally refreshing. :)
A longer drama on soon. 

Apr 13, 2015

Badian, Cebu Day 3: Different Flavors of Kawasan

After the beach the previous day, the goal was to go to fresh water on the 3rd day so it would be Kawasan Falls (this have been our usual itinerary every time we're in badian, cebu)z But before that, I went for a run before the kids were up. The plan was to go wherever my feet would take me then just turn-around and go home after 1 hour.

Fifteen minutes to 1 hour, I took a detour that led me to a mini-hydro in Basak, Badian, Cebu. At the back of it was a hill, and I thought of going to the top of it to take a selfie as my turn-around point. But it was too late when I realized that the path i tried to follow was not a footpath. It was really more of "water path." My problem is that I don't know how to go down a very steep hill so I could not backtrack to where i came from. So i continued going up a hill which has something like a 80degree angle. 

Anyhow, long story short, a farmer passed by and pulled me up to get to the top. 
So there i got my photo on top of the hill taken my savior, Manong Pat.
So I had not much choice but to follow him until I'd get back to the main road.

Then, we passed this "Kawasan" river. "Kawasan" is actually something like "gawasan or awasan sa tubig."

After my "kawasan" trip, now it's time for the kids' Kawasan Falls trip.

We went to the market to get some "baon."

You just cannot say NO to that face requesting for doughnuts.

Lechon manok. Maybe i'm extra patronizing it, but Lechon manok in the Badian's public market is just extra yummy goodness. It probably is because of the lots of spices. 
And, puso. I think puso in the rural towns are also yummier than in the city.

We got on a multicab. (P10/head to Matutinao)
It must be really summer when a lot flock to the falls.

For me, the 2nd Falls of Kawasan is the most child-friendly aside from that it is less crowded compared to the 1st Level Falls.
Though, it got trickier when Meg bonked in the middle of trekking to the 2nd Falls. It must be with the some steep ascent parts.
But I guessed she was refreshed when she saw the river/falls along the way.

Then, splash!
At 2pm, we started the trek going to the main road from the Kawasan Falls before the rush of people going home too.
One more favorite, across the Matutinao church/Kawasan entrance is a sari2x store who sells my closest-to-childhood-favorite torta.

Apr 10, 2015

Badian, Cebu Day 2: Trisikad & Tricycle Rides

It's beach time! But first things first, a trip to the "merkado."

Meg and migi are now really "big kids." I cannot just tag them anywhere with me. 
Ow pastries & breads. Sugar coated in sugar. :)
Fishy! :)
We had to come back because Migi had to have his share of trash, I mean toy.
And, off to zee beach.
But first, flat tire.
And, finally arrived at beach!
No one's up for a group photo :|