Martes, Agosto 14, 2012

Top 3 songs of the week and then some : Florence + The Machine, Mariah Carey ft. Rick Ross & Meek Mill and Zedd ft. Matthew Koma (Aug 14, 2012)



I just got back from a week vaca and boy it feels gooooood to work after a relaxing, exciting and adventure filled trip. Traveling alone isn't that bad. I've done it before but what made this trip different and special and a little costly is that I went
abroad. Of course I had my apprehensions in the beginning but everything turned out as planned. 
this map cost me 55 baht
One of my goals for this trip is to experience Bangkok on my own like a backpacker. 
 I stayed at Khao San Road--Bangkok's backpacker's haven and ate all I want street food. Since I'm not into fancy stuff lately hehe(walang budget eh),  I spent most of my time walking along narrow streets, mingling with the locals, checking out  tiangges(flea markets), listening to tourists talk to the locals and make fun of their accents, people watching--it's very entertaining, cheap foot massage and more eating. I did all of that and I'm doing cartwheels as I speak. 

Some of the food I ate along the road. (Top left) Curry broth with fish balls 40 baht, Peanut and coconut icecream 20 baht, dimsum 10baht, Fresh spring roll 20baht, assortment of very spicy dishes with rice 40baht, banana roti with nutella 30 baht, sweet cone with coconut 20baht, mango with sticky rice and coconut milk 25 baht, and sweet cone with meringue 15 Baht. 
500 ml Yakult for 19 baht


Yogurt, I can walk miles after eating this:) 13 baht each. 
30 min. foot massage along Khao San is a must for only 100 bhat. I also tried Dry whole body Thai massage for 200 baht.


Vegetarian Padthai  for 25 baht, stuffed my face with this for days:) 

 tuktuk, takes you anywhere for short distances :) prepare 40 to 50 baht. 


                                                         Khao San Road at day time



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(I dunno how to turn it around, but please don't blame me if you get a stiff neck)
Khao San at Night, this place transforms into a wonderland of people from different parts of the world  in search for cheap drinks, thrills and wanderlust. 


Second goal, ride an elephant, I know that it's a little child like or overrated/underrated whatever, but, I'm not too old for these types of adventure, common give me a break! It was fun and nerve-wracking at the same time. I got the chance to sit right on top of it and it was exhilarating, no words can describe the adrenaline rushing through your body as soon as the animal starts to walk fast haha. But I'm never gonna do it again. 

A new found profession--elephant trainer. Meet Etsuko not the elephant but the girl seated right behind me, she's from Japan.  (Get a packaged tour for 800 baht, approach travel agents along the streets of Khao San to visit the floating market and try the  elephant ride, by the way it's a two hour trip from Bangkok. ) 
Meanwhile, visiting the Grand Palace, seeing the reclining Buddha at Wat Po,  floating market and going to the mall--need I say more are all bonus experiences for me. 
I had one hellova a trip and I'm already looking forward to my next. 
Majestic Grand Palace (entrance : 400 bhat inclusive of the Grand Palace MAP, if you need a tourist guide it will cost you more.)
Central Plaza Mall ( An ongoing event for one of Thailand's princesses. Don't forget to get your discount coupon for tourists and free wifi for 24hours at the costumer service desk.) 
Pottery at MBK-- she's not Demi Moore. 
WatPo - Reclining Buddha (Entrance : 100 Baht with 1 Free bottled water)
Floating market

Thank God for having a supportive family at home and at work and for guiding me through out my trip. I've finally conquered and experienced an adventure on my bucket-list.
YEAH!!! 

and since I'm in  a good mood I'm posting my top 3 songs of the week in advance. 
First Heard, First Played on 105.9 MIXFM.


Florence + The Machine - Spectrum (Say My Name)

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When we first came here
we were cold and we were clear
with no colours in our skin
we were light and paper's thin

When we first came here
we were cold and we were clear
with no colours in our skin
till you let the spectrum in

Say my name
and every colour illuminates
we are shining
and we will never be afraid again

Say my name
and every colour illuminates
we are shining
and we will never be afraid again (x2)

And we come for you
we'll be dressed up all in blue
with the ocean in my arms
kiss your eyes and kiss your palms
And when it's time to pray
we'll be dressed up all in grey
with metal on our tongues
and silver in our lungs
Say my name
and every colour illuminates
we are shining
and we'll never be afraid again(x2)

Say my name
as every colour illuminates
we are shining
and we'll never be afraid again
Say my name
and every colour illuminates
and we'll never be afraid again

And we come back
we'll be dressed in black
and you'll scream our names aloud
and we won't eat and we won't sleep
we'll drag bodies from their graves

Say my name
and every colour it illuminates
and we are shining
and we'll never be afraid again
Say my name
as every colour illuminates

Say my name
as every colour illuminates
we are shining
and we'll never be afraid again
Say my name
and every colour illuminates
Say my name
we are shining(x2)
Say my name
and we'll never be afraid again 


Mariah Carey ft. Rick Ross & Meek Mill - Triumphant (Get Em)

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[Hook]
Get Em, Get Em, Get Em (Go)
Hit Em, Hit Em, Hit Em (Go)
Get Em, Get Em, Get Em (Go)
Hit Em, Hit Em, Hit Em (Go)
Get Em, Get Em, Get Em (Go)
Hit Em, Hit Em, Hit Em (Go)

[Meek Mill]
They told me get em, I got em,
I swear this word to my father
And the only way to make it to the top
If you go and get it from the bottom
And I ain’t never asked for no hand outs
You won’t carry me, no Mariah
These haters love when I was dead broke
But they ain’t mad at me,
I’m on fire and I’m gon’ burn
And I ain’t gon’ learn,
I remember they said that it ain’t my turn
But it ain’t confirmed, then the tables turned
Just look at me now, try to hold me down
But I ain’t gon’ stop, cause I’m gon’ climb
To the mountain top, to the mountain top, now let go

[Mariah Carey]
Can’t fall down stay triumphant keep on living
Stay on your toes
Get off the ropes
Don’t let em ever count you out
Realize all things are possible
In your heart who’s the greatest
Reach for the stars
Be all that you are
And make em all fall down

[Rick Ross]
Path that I chose flashing camera’s as I pose
Throwing big money as she dances on the pole
Lime green Lamborghini dances in the road
License still suspended, no I never stop for tolls
Born slick talker, twice a week shopper
Blow a hundred racks she don’t know a footlocker
Red bottom boss house big as Baltimore
With a blonde bombshell tryin to bomb with your boy
In the James Bond Beamer chrome wheel two seater
Smoking like Pimp C, spoken like a trill nigga
On a cloudy day baby I can make it rain
Rubber band, 50 grand bet it brighten up your day
Came from humble beginnings
Then was Hummers and Benzes
Now it’s hundred and millions this is only the beginning
A don, a diva, the bomb achiever
The one believer, the game gets deeper

[Mariah Carey]
Can’t fall down stay triumphant keep on living
Stay on your toes, Get off the ropes
Don’t let em ever count you out
Realize all things are possible
In your heart who’s the greatest
Reach for the stars
Be all that you are
And make em all fall down

[Hook]
Get Em, Get Em, Get Em (Go)
Hit Em, Hit Em, Hit Em (Go)
Get Em, Get Em, Get Em (Go)
Hit Em, Hit Em, Hit Em (Go)
Get Em, Get Em, Get Em (Go)
Hit Em, Hit Em, Hit Em (Go)
Get Em, Get Em, Get Em (Go)
Hit Em, Hit Em, Hit Em (Go)

Can’t fall down now, so even when clouds surround you
And everyone seems to doubt you
Baby still know who you are
So you gotta keep on climbing
In spite of the chains that bind you
You can see the mountain top
It’s not too far

Can’t fall down stay triumphant keep on living
Stay on your toes
Get off the rope
Don’t let em ever count you out
Realize all things are possible
In your heart who’s the greatest
Reach for the stars
Be all that you are
And make em all fall down

Can’t fall down stay triumphant keep on living
(get em, get em, get em)
Stay on your toes get off the ropes
(stay on your toes)
Don’t let em ever count you out
(no, no, no, no)
(get em, get em, get em, get em go)
Realize all things are possible
In your heart who’s the greatest
Reach for the stars
Be all that you are
And make em all fall down


Zedd ft. Matthew Koma - Spectrum

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Breathing you in when I want you out
Finding our truth in a hope of doubt
Lying inside our quiet drama

Wearing your heart like a stolen dream
Opening skies with your broken keys
No one can blind us any longer

We'll run where lights won't chase us
Hide where love can save us
I will never let you go

We'll run where lights won't chase us
Hide where love can save us
I will never let you go

Breathing you in when I want you out
Finding our truth in a hope of doubt
Lying inside our quiet drama

Breathing you in when I want you out
Finding our truth in a hope of doubt
Lying inside our quiet drama

Wearing your heart like a stolen dream
Opening skies with your broken keys
No one can blind us any longer

We'll run where lights won't chase us
Hide where love can save us
I will never let you go

We'll run where lights won't chase us
Hide where love can save us
I will never let you go

We'll run where lights won't chase us
Hide where love can save us
I will never let you go

Breathing you in when I want you out
Finding our truth in a hope of doubt
Lying inside our quiet drama


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Lunes, Agosto 13, 2012

Celebrate Kadayawan 2012



Davao City is now on full blast on its biggest and most spectacular festival this August - the Kadayawan Festival 2012 with this year's theme, Ten Tribes One Vibe.
The word "Kadayawan" is derived from the friendly greeting "Madayaw," from the Dabawenyo word "Dayaw" which means "good," "valuable," "superior" or "something that brings good fortune." It is a celebration of good life, a grand thanksgiving for the year's blessings of bountiful harvest of flowers, fruits and other agricultural produce, and to honor the city's richness and diversity of artistic, cultural and historical heritage. The festival is celebrated every 3rd Week of August every year.

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Here are some of the highlights of this year’s Kadayawan!

Hudyakaan sa Kadayawan: August 1-20, 5PM-2AM, Rizal Park
Agri-Trade Fair: August 1-27, 8AM- 8PM, SM City Parking Area
Davao City Trivia Exhibit: “Know Your Culture” – August 13-22 , NCCC Mall, SM City Davao, Abreeza Mall/and People’s Park;
 The Great Kadayawan Trade Fair and Bazaar 2012: August 16-19, Davao Trade and Convention Center;
 Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan: August 18, 8AM (from Roxas Avenue to San Pedro Street)
 Revelry 2012: August 18, 8PM-2AM, El Gato, Rancho Palos Verdes;
 Pamulak Kadayawan: August 19 – Pamukaw 5 AM, around Davao City/ Floral Float Parade, starts at 7AM (from Roxas Avenue to San Pedro Street);
 Moda Mindanaw: August 19, 5PM, SM City Davao;