I wish everyone a joyful Christmas! Let there be peace on earth. I will be spending my Christmas tonight in the office. So I thought to write a quick post!
We bring an offering of worship to our King
No one on earth deserves the praises that we sing
Jesus, may you receive the honor that your due
Oh Lord we bring an offering to you.
We are an offering to you!
Christmas Offering – Casting Crowns
I love Photography and I think I’ve said that many times here in my blog. Still aiming to get a very good DSLR (Nikon?) camera but as of this time I am out of budget so I am still loving my Samsung ES70 camera.
I like taking stolen stills especially in the beach. Not a long time ago, I was able to visit Moalboal, Cebu along with some friends and dang, I did steal stills. Not all pictures are stolen though.
With some editing using Adobe Lightroom 3.0 these are the pictures. Well, who knows you might find these pictures interesting. (You might probably search for Moalboal pictures??? So glad that I was able to help.)
If you are working in a call center industry, you probably have joined in team building activities. So where did your group go the last time? You see… planning a team building is not that easy. You have to consider a place where the whole group can agree and you have to consider a budget so everyone in the team can afford and can possibly go.
So having said that… I am going to share with you a place where you might go for a team building activity. The place is called Bunzie’s Cove located in Tabogon, Cebu. The place is perfect for team building.
It was a one night activity. We were 11 with 2 kids and we accommodated their so called Terrace Look Out worth 8K good for 8 persons. It has two floors which is really perfect for us. We decided that the room downstairs is for men and upstairs for ladies. Each room is air conditioned. Inside, you can see two queen sized beds, a refrigerator and a tower fan. No cable TV though. And of course, toilet and bath.
The room we got has a private swimming pool overlooking the sea. Beside the pool are the kitchen and the dining area. So one can witness a great ambiance while eating.
These are the pictures I got as a proof:
Those were all the pictures I can share. I am sorry if I did not post the pictures inside the room. We did not really spend the time inside the room because when we arrived the previous guests did not leave the house yet. They were supposed to leave at 12pm but we were able to settle our things at 2pm. As part of this inconvenience, the manager of the resort gave us a discount. Of course we have to ask a refund. But I can tell you the room was okay. It was clean enough for a guest, you know what I mean.
One of the reasons why I like the place is because of its exclusivity. We were the only guests who enjoyed the swimming pool. None other guests from other cottages used the pool. It was really exclusive for us. I think every cottages of Bunzie’s Cove has each a private swimming pool, a dining area and a kitchen. The place is quiet. If you like to buy something at the market, the caretaker of the house is willing enough to get you a vehicle. The staff are friendly as well.
What I don’t like is the traveling time. Being inside the bus is the worst experience I have. But it was all worth it.
For more information about Bunzie’s Cove, please visit their website: http://www.bunziescove.com The pictures on the website are great.
Ever wonder how Cebu City would look like at night? Of course you would imagine the lights sparkling like stars across your eyes. Just recently, my college buddies and I went to Mountain View Nature’s Park in Brgy. Busay, Cebu City to experience such majestic bird’s eye view of Metro Cebu City. We enjoyed the whole night and half of our day when we were there. I’d like to give you a tour of the said place. At 8:30pm, we gathered ourselves in JY Square Mall and ride in the resort’s van. The charge of the van is PhP 400.00 one way and a maximum of 10 persons, PhP 40.00/head in excess of 10 persons. Around 9pm, we arrived in the said place. There is an entrance fee of PhP 50.00/head.
Arriving in the place, choosing the cottage and spending the whole night
We chose their Family Room non-air-con good for 4 persons at PhP 1,500.00 The room has toilet and bath, two regular sized beds and a veranda.
Goodbye night! Time for the sun to rise…
The swimming pool
The pool opens at 9am until 9pm. Entrance per head is PhP 100.00
So those are the pictures I can share… while there are things that can not be described on the pictures… Let me tell you that when you are in Mountain View Nature Park, the wind that will touch your face/skin is very fresh and cool… however you need to sweat first before you can travel all the surroundings. There are the still places of the resort we did not visit because it was tiring… you need to hike for so many steps… going back and forth in our cottage would literally lose you 10 pounds.
OTHER FACILITIES: View Deck, Camp Site, Canteen, Billiard, Table Tennis, Playground, Land Transport, Karaoke, Videoke, 24 hour electricity and 24 hours security. [as printed on their brochure]
For Information and Reservation, you may contact:
MOUNTAIN VIEW NATURE’S PARK
Sitio Garaje, Brgy. Busay, Cebu City
Telephone Numbers: 516-4372; 419-2300; 419-2083
Cellphone Numbers: 0921-834-7743 (Smart); 0922-822-7533 (Sun)
UPDATE: (02/29/2012) Someone told me that those numbers above are no longer working. The resort must have new contact numbers to reach in which I do not have on file. Guys, please care to leave a comment if you know the contact number of the resort. I appreciate it. Thanks.
Thank you for reading! God bless!
Back when I was a child, I was picky in terms of what food to eat. I usually complained to my parents the foods they fed on me – how I disgusted them. I was around 7 – 9 years old that time and I still remember what my Lolo Samuel said the moment he heard my complains – “Mac, you are so blessed to have these foods. They are nutritious. These are prepared and ready to eat – you’ll just have to open your mouth and survive. Other people don’t have food to eat. They strive to survive. You should be happy.”
My Lolo Samuel passed away. This makes me so emotional having to remember his words. I did not understand his words way back then. I did not see other people striving, I only saw my friends with their moms feeding Tender Juicy hotdogs on them.
Just recently, I saw these sea gypsies in Cebu City Pier 1 begging for money and I just realized how true my Lolo Samuel was. These sea gypsies (Badjaos) need some help. It is more like your one peso is their key so they can survive for that day.
I just wanted to post the pictures I took. Let these pictures tell its own story.
It is not a sin to be wealthy. Yet it is not a blessing to be poor. Jesus loves these folks. I wonder if the government does something to help these people.
We know that these people exist. AT least we have all the reason why we should be thankful.