Saturday, September 17, 2011

Enjoy the trip and avoid the scams!

Many of us wants to travel for relaxing, new adventure, exploration and other more. We all want to have a very good memories in every travel we made. To secure that we would not experience any bad events, here are some of helpful tips to avoid scams.

1. Don’t entertain any unknown people. If happen that you came into a famous tourist place, many unknown people will come to you and offer different products or services. For safety issues, don’t entertain them.

2. Secure your money. Don’t allow anyone knows where you keep your money. Always remember that traveling in different places requires everyone to spend. But do not spend to much or you might lose every single penny that you could not go home.

3. Avoid any deals. Remember you are in unfamiliar place surrounded by unknown people. The scams that are frequent today is deals that sound so good. Verify the deals before engaging on it.

4. Always clarify the rate of the cubs or any other like transportation. There is a high possibility that cub drivers will overcharge you. If this happens, report it immediately to the police.

5. Beware of the photographers. There are photographers that will offer to take your picture with the place famous landmark. This is usually followed by a payment request, before returning with your photos. Sad to say they never come back, nor your money.

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

One morning I watched the news, 911 Attack

I am a first year high school student, when the 911 attacks happened in America.

One morning I wake up early to have a review on my History subject for that day. I turned on the television and there I watched a movie like scene. A plane hit the world trade center building of and everybody is in panic. 

A few moments I thought I saw a movie I realized I was wrong! This is not a movie but is a reality! The nation's most powerful nation is under of terrorism attack.

I lose my concentration for my review because my attention is to watch the news. I cannot believe that I’m watching a historic event to be written in the history of the world. 

New York City, a busy business metropolitan is now in a chaotic situation. Ambulance, firefighter trucks and police cars are everywhere. Shortly, the building that was hit by the plane was burning and suddenly collapsed.  I thought of the lives of people inside the building.

News of the whole day centered on the terrorist attack against America. Eventually, the news and said that the group al-Qaeda has attacked the country.

Very concerned about the event and was afraid of the situation of my father, who resides in California. I do worry for my father though New York City is really far. Fortunately, no subsequent attacks occurred. 

The world witnessed the mourning of America.  After the mourning, President Bush declared war on terrorist groups.  There are discussions, if America should respond to war against the terrorist organization. I'm not an American and have no known any relatives victim of the incident, I sympathized for the family of the victims. 

Today September 11, 2011 is remembered as America's tenth year anniversary of the 911 attack. I hope this event will never happen to all parts of the world. 

Violence does not bring any good to anyone but it only brings another violence. 

Let us join the American people to offer prayers for the victims of the attack and to those people who dedicated their lives to save victims of the attack. My God please Bless the America.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Anilao Batangas Adventure

“Travel is an adventure of scaping the busy life in this world” by Yugo.

Last November 2010, me and some of my high school friends decided to a beach swimming as part of our two friends birthday celebration.

It took us two months for the preparation due to synchronization of everyone schedules. It is not easy to plan for this two days get away specially if you got a very tight schedule. Thank goodness that they all participated to the plan.

We chose to go to one of the resorts in San Juan, Batangas. One of my friends did the computation for the estimated expense for the transportation, accommodation, foods, and etc. They spotted the best resort for us it is the Balai resort.
The day of the event. After months of planning finally the event has now materialized. It took us about two hours from Manila to Batangas.

At the resort we were welcomed by the staffs and gave us some cold juice drinks. We put our luggage to our assigned cabana. We are a group of nine and we got four cabanas.

After a few minutes of relaxing we took some souvenir pictures and started to swim in the beautiful beach.

At the beach we created the sand castles and play with the waves. In the afternoon we did the snorkeling adventure. It is my first time to see the different color of fish swimming with us.

Our meals are also served by the resort so there’s no need for us to worry about our food. The resort serves three meals a day.

It is so relaxing, it’s just like forgetting all worries to your work and other things that makes you worry.

In the night we got a good bonding experience with vodka and had a good friendly conversations with friends. A conversation of greetings and knowing each other more. I realized sometimes this kind of conversation will make the friendship stronger.

In the second day of stay in Batangas we tried the beach volley ball. It was very fun! Since it’s our last day we started to create more camera posing. We are now planning to our next adventure!

The whole experience to this Batangas adventure was truly amazing!! The resort was very affordable and the whole package of the resort is great! For those who want to know the beach more just click this link to forward you to the site.