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National Museum of the Philippines in Butuan City

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Oh yeah, there is one in Butuan City, and when I was there was the only time I've heard about it too. I was actually excited to travel to Butuan because I got fascinated by hearing people say good things about the place, however, my excitement seemed to fade judging by the 10 hours of ride that took place in reaching the location. Overwhelmed at the ride, I was too tired to even appreciate the location on our way there.
We haven't had the chance to roam around the city in the 3 training days that we were there but I was able to go with our driver to fetch my boss in Buenavista, Agusan del Norte on the first morning so I had to say a glimpse on the streets of Butuan was okay. Streets are clean, not a lot of traffic, and there are industrial places seemingly evolving in the place, making it a little commercialized. 
But I didn't know there was a museum then, until our last day when we had the chance to really go about Butuan City. By boss hails from here so she toured us a…

Running = Trying to Stay Healthy

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Running.

No, I am not joining any marathons or anything nor preparing for a race to wherever. I just want to stay healthy. It seems as though I have forgotten about my physical health, and for the two consecutive weeks that I have attended trainings in Butuan and in General Santos City, I also had sleepless nights studying for my talks, and there's more in the coming weeks.
Seriously, things have been crazy, but when I'm home, I see to it that I give quality time to family. And so the run. It's a long time wish to jog with the boss, thus, that moment has come, and I hope we can continue doing this runs even if it's only during weekends.
The awesome Mt. Matutum on the background!
Because running is trying to stay healthy. How about you? What do you do to stay healthy?

Trapped in Butuan City!

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No, I wasn't trapped in the whole wide Butuan City, but only in Almont Inland Hotel where we were hosted for a 5-day training on Basic Employment Services. It was the first morning in Butuan and after we returned back to our room for freshening up, I went to the bath, and after I attempted to go out that I realized I was trapped. The doorknob wouldn't turn and even if I have tried every turning, it wouldn't budge a thing.

Good thing that my roommates were still in the room and heard my effort of trying to get the knob to turn that they called for the maintenance of the hotel. I can see from the inside that the hinges are also firmly locked that I could not remove them easily, and the best way they could open me free is to destroy the lock of the knob from the outside.
It was a 20 minute hysteria for me, not because I was afraid I wouldn't be able to get out because I believe my friends could get me out of there before the training started, but I was scare…

Visiting the Cold Tinuy-an Falls in Bislig, Surigao del Sur

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It was a beautiful sight. Although not as grandiose as that one we visited in Hinatuan, but all the same, it was a God-given natural environment where water seems to spring from everywhere. Tinuy-an Falls is located in Bislig, Surigao del Sur. Another proof that Mindanao is very rich with the wonders of nature.   

Called the Philippine's Little Niagara Falls by many because of its three-tiers. It actually has four levels, three of which are very visible to visitors, thus the name. Upon our arrival at the site, we have noticed the crisp cold air that flows right through your skin. An amana ptac unit (air conditioning unit) provides an equal efficiency as the air here because the breeze of the air seems like some air conditioning system. The cold crisp air remains all throughout the day.   
Bislig in Surigao del Sur, where Tinuy-an Falls is located is said to be 2 kilometers short of the 160 kilometers (one way) we have traveled back and forth during that same day we went to…

A Quick Visit to Hinatuan Enchanted River

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Hinatuan's Enchanted River spells BEST. It has the best water I have seen so far, for a river as its name accentuates.


My recent trip to Butuan City for attending the Basic Employment Services Training Workshop for 5 full days also brought me to Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur. The land trip may have been hellish but it was the road to a heavenly enchanting Hinatuan River. Its blue waters is what makes it enchanting, not to mention the large and small fishes which as they say, have never been caught by anyone, ever. These large fishes swim their way towards the crystal clear bluish but deeper part of the lagoon where at 12 noontime, they are being fed by caretakers of the place. The lagoon is part of Hinatuan River where it connects to the open Pacific Sea. 
The water is a mixture of fresh and saltwater, since it is a river, and as mentioned, a connection towards the Pacific Ocean. It has deep blue color on the deeper part of the lagoon, while it has the perfect aquamarine hue on the sh…