beginnings, Body, Cebu, Journeys

CEBU for first time travelers (Part 2 DAY)

It has been a long time since I’ve posted my Cebu Adventures. You might have been left hanging.. but here goes PART 2 after months of busyness, I finally found time to write.

If you missed part 1, here’s a link:

https://leviloveslife.wordpress.com/2012/12/06/touring-cebu-day-1/. 🙂

 

 

So begins DAY 2!

November 16, 2012

We barely had time to sleep since we arrived almost midnight the night before. Thanks to our delayed flight. Hehe. Sleeping in Cebu for the first time was refreshing. We woke up about 6 AM the following day, watched a little TV from the cable-ready television in our room and took turns taking a bath. The amenities for the hotel was quite good. They even had a sort of laundry/kitchen area.

After preparing for our transfer to our event venue, we decided to eat at the restaurant located at the lobby of the hotel. The restaurant’s name is ZUBUCHON which offers the nation-wide famous Cebu Lechon.

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The hotel is near a busy street, and unlike the night before, the street was filled with the colorful multi-cabs of the island. Zubuchon offers a variety of dishes which is a bit pricy for a frugal traveler. Their food ranges from 90-120 pesos per serving. This is a snap shot of their menu.

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Dek and I ordered Zubuchon, while Rex ordered slow-cooked Adobo. All in all the food was yummy. 🙂 The staff of this branch was also very accommodating, warm and responded quickly to our request.

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However, one thing to note is you have to wait for your food a bit. So, if you are in a hurry, this might not be the best option to have your meal. see the picture below? Yes, I was so hungry waiting for my food! haha.

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The food was worth the wait though… 🙂
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YUM! YUM! YUM!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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UH-OH.. Besides the length of time, we also noticed an insect in one of the condiments in our table.


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See that guy swimming in a sea of salt at the right side of the bottle?

But we didn’t mind. 😀

 

 

 

After these adventures as a group, we headed to our event – the 6th anniversary of the Jesus is Lord Church – Young Adult Ministry. I think I will be posting in another section activities pertaining to the event. 😀

 

 

 

 

TIP# 1: Try something new.

TIP #2: When we traveled from the hotel to our event destination… we realized that we should not act as if  we are new in the place (though we are), the taxi driver was not very helpful and friendly. 😦 If we acted as if we were naive, he would have taken an additional 100 bucks from us.

 

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Childhood Lessons Today!

This day reminded me so much of things that has been with me since childhood, which I still believe in and practice today… I want to share some of them with you.. perhaps you can learn something from them too…

 

1. Don’t spit anywhere.

In Pre-school, I studied under Fransciscan nuns in a school near our house. I remembered clearly that there were rules that they told us to do and not to do. Basically, it’s part of the GMRC subject that time. Rules such as don’t eat while attending a mass, respect your parents, etc… were definitely imparted and discussed. For some strange reason, “don’t spit anywhere” was one that was truly tattooed in my beliefs. Everytime I see someone spit in the road or everytime I see the saliva with phlegm on the street, I always say to myself (unknowingly) that my teacher in pre-school, Sis Avelina, told us not to spit anywhere because it’s not healthy and it’s not a good practice. Pretty much now, I can just imagine what happens when someone steps on that spit.. ewwww.. or if there’s flood and that mixes with flood water and you cannot avoid your feet being submerged to the water… ewwwww.. or maybe the person has some sickness he/she doesn’t know, and that disease spreads… ewwwww..

 

It’s pretty petty for some. But for me, its a value that I greatly practice. This simple rule reflects 2 things. First, it entails people to have self-discipline. People should discipline themselves to get a tissue, spit there and then throw the tissue in a garbage can somewhere… or go to a lavatory and spit in the sink or something… In that way, they stop the spread of diseases and ewwwiness.. hehehe. Second, it also reflects the lack of RESPECT for other people. Spit is definitely disgusting esp if it comes with phlegm.. so if you respect the people that pass by the road you spit on.. or if you think that there is a possibility your spit can mix with flood water if it rains.. you will not spit anywhere.

 

 

2. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

I remember in Grade School, we were taught about different sayings in English. The usual example was that sentence. That time… I was all out for it! I remember the grueling times where I cannot play cause I had to do homework… It was my favorite text to defend my rights for play. hehehe. But at my present age, this particular sentence reflects my value of balancing life. I don’t want to be the person who is great with work but lacks time with my family. When I get sick, my work will not take care of me.. my family will. My work can’t marry me, so I need to give time for my boyfriend. hahaha. I need friends to help me go through life’s phases. I am part of a Ministry which helps me grow spiritually. All work and no play does not necessarily mean all work and no fun.. For me, it means, you give time for work (for serious stuff).. but you also give time for things and people that gives you joy.. your passion.. your happiness. So take time off sometimes! There’s more to life than WORK!

 

3. My Nose is like my Father.

When I was in pre-school, we had an assignment about body parts… and that time people always tease my Dad about his nose. When we were rehearsing for my assignment, my mom (I think) asked me to repeat the lines she was saying.. my eyes is like my… my hair is like my… when it was the nose’s turn.. she said.. “my nose is like my father,” and I was so upset I cried. At present, I do not mind anymore. Yeah, my Dad may not have the most perfect nose. He may not be the perfect Dad… but he is the best that I could have. My mom is the best mom too… walang halong bola. I thank God for both of them.. Just as what my Papa said earlier when I arrived the house after a change of hair style… “Kahit nung kulot ka pa naman.. maganda ka na..” You should always look at yourself as beautiful because people that loves you and matters to you thinks that way. God thinks you are beautiful too because He created you! Don’t mind other people, they’re not staying permanently in your life anyway. Consider the comments of people that matters cause they will be honest to you even if you don’t want to hear the truth.

 

So there goes some of my realizations today. I hope you enjoyed reading this. Ciao!

beginnings, book review, Soul, Spirit

Unearthing Under Cover.

Starting today, I will be reading and sharing my insights on John Bevere’s book entitled Under Cover: The Promise of Protection Under His Authority.

I hope you will join me in this journey of seeing God’s protection in my life.. our lives.. May you and I be able to open our hearts to what He has to say. ❤

I aim to give you a preview on each chapter each week as long as I can manage to read and write.. and if I am not out of town. So excited!

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Beginnings of a Beginner.

Today, I embark on a journey to document levi, love and life. I aim to impart my insights, give knowledge, inspire (if you would allow) my readers. I am not a perfect nor interesting person (maybe), but I think that by sharing my thoughts, I am able to give a part of myself to society.

I will give you book reviews, food reviews, journals, travel reviews, lessons on life, love stories, and what-nots.

With this first post, I cut the ribbon of this promising Blog. The musings of Someone attached to GRACE. May God be glorified.

With these.. I encourage you to see beyond.. Have  fun!