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Gensan's Newest Craze

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Last Thursday, we were invited to try out the newest resort in town. Owned by Mr. and Mrs. Joel and Patrice Santos, this new resort had me awestruck at the clean and beautiful place they have. It was very spacious and very much apt for family bonding. So after the owners' Thursday treat to us bloggers, i thought it fair to bring the kids there too.

Biboy and Tabebs enjoying the water

The place is so relaxing. Very cool surroundings, the air breeze so fresh. It is a very nice resort with modern facilities yet, with native themed bamboo huts and decors.


It was really a beautiful place to unwind so we wasted no time, we went back there with the kids last Saturday.

This is the inside of the hut. Looking up, just above your heads is a slot for placing your bags and bulky things, towels, and other stuffs in order for the seats to be comfortable with, no clutter. On the sides, outside the hut is a long clothesline where you can hang your wet clothes and towles after you are through swimming…

Blue Bayou at Isla Jardin Del Mar, Glan

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The nice clean water at the beach invited us for a dip, it was really tempting, but I didn't have plans of taking a swim so I satiated myself by walking till knee-deep. The water is so clean that starfishes are so vividly seen from the surface.

Isla Jardin is a promise of relaxation and meditation. The sun was friendly when we went there so we had no problem having our skin sun-burnt. A few minutes after we reached the rock wall, the sky was already overcast.


So after the long walk to the north end of Isla Jardin's beach front, we had the chance to tour the area passing through the rear end, where a lagoon remains calm along with the balmy weather.

Tired but happy.
The lagoon displayed stunning silence. Since most of the visitors were amazed at the beauty of the beach, they forgot about the lagoon they saw coming from the entrance. But we did not forget as this beauty could not be ignored. We stayed awhile, trees swaying with the silent breeze of the wind, the lagoon was surrounde…

Isla Jardin Del Mar, Glan, Sarangani Province

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Warning: This will make you want to travel here in Southern Mindanao.

You've been warned!

We were invited to visit the opening of Isla Jardin Del Mar in Gumasa, Glan, Sarangani Province. The place is owned by no less than the fishing magnate Mr. Marfin Tan and his family. More than an hour's ride from General Santos City, this place is considered heaven by many.

The first group (including hubby) went as early as 9am, while we went along with the vice governor's wife in the afternoon.

I was amazed at how they developed the place as to cater tourists. Gumasa is a long stretch of white sand beach in this part of Mindanao and we are so lucky that we get to enjoy the place after an hour's ride.

Pictures speak for itself. Click photo for larger size.


Clear, tranquil water welcomed us as we enjoyed it splashing on our heels. The white sand was a relaxing foot spa. Although not the finest sand similar to Boracay's, one can relaxingly walk the sandy waters without being concerned…

Birthday Giveaways!

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Thank you guys for the prayers. I knew I did my best but my best may not have been the very best for the selection board. The exam was not easy at all, as I am too poor in Abstract Reasoning, meaning, I think I got myself a poor IQ. It was a very short exam, with only 48 items for the first part, but yes, it was an IQ Test with only 12 minutes bombshell time. I got lost with the time pressure, so tensed that I dunno if I answered them correctly. The second part was a Personality Test with 300 items. That was quite a long exam but it was far better than the first part.

What gives? I dunno, maybe try my better luck again next time, haha. I am positive with the turn of things this 2010 so I am still keeping my fingers crossed to whatever comes.

After the exam was a plethora of activities I have participated. One thing to keep my mind off from the disappointment of lacking the zest for that exam. But anyway, life moves on. Emo for a day maybe? But the Lord has plans, and better plans, that,…

Prayers Needed

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Something important came up, the reason for my silence the whole week. I am supposed to post the mechanics for my birthday giveaway but I have to spare my time for a serious review.

Tomorrow and Wednesday, I will be hurdling a government examination. If I pass the exam and the interview, I get to be employed nice and good. A beautiful job awaits me if they find favor in me, nice pay, and something that will really utilize my mind.

I would like to ask if you could spare me some prayers for this exam. I am being positive about it, but I know it is God's will that must be honored as always. So I am just praying that I will hurdle this to the best of my knowledge and ability and that God will guide me when I take it tomorrow.

This is actually what I'd call, my dream job. I am crossing my fingers. Please cross yours for me.

Thanks so much everyone.

sHenG

Reddit, reddit, reddit

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A pair of chickens walk up to the circulation desk at a public library and say, 'Buk Buk BUK.' The librarian decides that the chickens desire three books, and gives it to them...and the chickens leave shortly thereafter.Around midday, the two chickens return to the circulation desk quite vexed and say,' Buk Buk BuKKOOK!' The librarian decides that the chickens desire another three books and gives it to them. The chickens leave as before.The two chickens return to the library in the early afternoon, approach the librarian, looking very annoyed and say, 'Buk Buk Buk Buk Bukkooook!' The librarian is now a little suspicious of these chickens. She gives them what they request, and decides to follow them.She followed them out of the library, out of the town, and to a park. At this point, she hid behind a tree, not wanting to be seen. She saw the two chickens throwing the books at a frog in a pond, to which the frog was saying, "Rrredit Rrredit Rrredit..."


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Old School Thought Number 1

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If you think using mosquito nets is so old school, think again.

A friend of mine went home to Gensan for the holidays only to take care of his son who was diagnosed with dengue the whole holiday season. So, she went home with no grandiose vacation and a hole in her pocket for the medicines she has to buy were so dear and the anxiety of when her beloved will have to recuperate.

Most of our residences nowadays have air conditioning units already, and have houses enclosed because of the ACs installed. This way, no mosquito can enter the house. But wait again, there are many ways for mosquitoes to enter your house without you knowing it, and that will only leave you thinking where it came from.

Remember, mosquitoes are tiny insects that are just roaming around the corners of your dark bedrooms, untidy closets, dirty clutters and vacant boxes.

At home, we also have an AC unit, but still, I see these tiny creatures from nowhere and I cannot risk my children's health just because of them. S…

Happy Drinking!

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Earth's surface is two-thirds covered with water, but it seems as if we don't value water as much. Water circulates through the land and is obviously a valuable element responsible for life here on earth. However, it seems as if we don't have enough water in our surrounding that we often get sick because of water, or the lack of it.


The start of 2010 saved me from the urge of drinking Coke, as I have and am serious in lessening my intake. As much as possible, I learn to value the importance of water. And though it may seem abnormal of me to be drinking (too much) water, it appeals to me that I am healthy because of that.

Bear in mind that your body is 75% water and in every day of your life, your body loses 2 to 3 liters of water in the form of sweat, urine, tears. However, this may actually increase when you are sick, overworked, hyperactive, pregnant or during an exercise.

Take note that some of the fluids we take are often counter-productive of the hydration we need. Coff…

One with Nature

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(written on my phone's Quickword)
January 2, 2010, 5:00pm
my thoughts while waiting for the sunset


Two days more to go and we're back to regular programming. I hate to think it's another one of those days when you get to be with people whom you have been excruciatingly annoyed in dealing with. I have set my mind on being positive this 2010 and I want it right so I have to extend another 2 days of rest in order to be healthy all year round.


Hubby and me, Lantaw and a friend went to Kawas Beach to take shots of the sunset and the mangroves. While they were doing their thing, I was alone with nature. A thing I so rarely do since I got married. While the sea was far from me, I realized that God has been speaking to me through nature. That it is His love that sustained me in 2009 and will be the same force that will sustain me this 2010. The fresh air I breathe is a sign that everything starts anew.


The waves come near me and i think of the people surrounding me and I love the thoug…