Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Last Time My Mom Hugged Me

          I’m not sure when is the last exact date that my mother gave me a hug and told me that she loves me. I realized that while I was travelling on a bus when I saw a mother hugged and kissed her daughter and told her that she loves her. I felt the sadness in the eyes of the mother while looking at her child, that she will truly miss her.

          Right away, I shed a tear because it’s not the same with me and my mom anymore, unlike before. I’ve already accepted that in time, things and people will change. The only thing that I could do to adapt is accept the facts and realities of life. It rarely happens that only very few people stay and remain as they are throughout their life and I belong to that group. I wouldn’t change anything about me even if society would require it. I’m contented with who I am as a person. I wouldn’t change “ME” just to fit into society. If people will accept me, then I would gladly say thank you to them. But if they won’t, I would still say thank you to them.

         Back to my mom, of course I miss my old mom, the super loving and caressing inspirational super woman in my life… So while there is always time, grab and give importance to that given chance to love and be love with the people around you because everything passes away and they wouldn’t come back no matter how hard you pray for it. In the end, you’ll just have glimpses of happy memories of you and your mom…

- The Thoughtful Son

A Kid Again For A Day

           All of us, no matter how old we are have an inner child within us that wants to go out and play. A kid in us that even for just a day wants to have fun and amuse ourselves. We do certain things to entertain ourselves. I’ve seen old people fool around, watch cartoons and even make fun of themselves. Others play sports, do pranks and crack jokes just to feel the laughter of a child again. For a child’s simple laugh is what we all envy for it is purely free from problems and dilemmas.

           Well, this time, it’s me and my friends turn to reconcile our childhood days all over again. We went to the most popular theme park which is Enchanted Kingdom found in Laguna, Philippines. It’s been a while since I last went there so I was really excited. Thanks to our friend Jacquelyn Jimenez for making this trip possible. After having a high spirited merriment day at this exhilarating recreation with my true friends, we went straight to Tagaytay to cool down ourselves. We ate at Leslie’s Bulalohan where the famous Batangas Bulalo can be tasted.

           That day will be forever cherished in my chest of treasured memories for these are my fortunes that no one can ever take away from me…

- Your Reliable Comrade

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Cheapest Travel Organizer You’ll Ever Meet

           Being a Traveller has a lot of benefits… You gain more knowledge and become a street smart type of person… You develop your charm and confidence inside of you… You tend to understand and look at the bigger picture of dreadful situations… You develop your instincts when interacting with nature and different types of people… You become friendlier and try to open up yourself to everyone… And you learn about all kinds of people while observing them through their norms, beliefs and cultures… And there’s a lot more to learn that will make you grow as a real human being by sculpturing your perspectives in life’s natural design...

           I have been to a lot of places in and out of the country and as time passed by, I’ve learned and progressed a lot. I’ve developed a strategy that would take me in all of the greatest places without me spending too much money. And one day, this technique of mine was tested through my friends. At first, we were only 4 going to Bolinao Pangasinan, we spent only 400 Philippine pesos each and this included gas, lunch, dinner and entrance to the beach resort Treasures Of Bolinao. Second was our Laiya Batangas trip, we were 10 with a budget of 1,500 Philippine pesos each and the inclusions are buffets of breakfast, lunch and dinner. As well as gas, cocktail drinks, midnight snacks, boat rent for snorkeling and an overnight stay at the Blue Coral Beach Resort. And lastly, our third tour that I organized was Coron Palawan for 10, each paid 5,000 pesos only and this comprises the airfare at Cebu Pacific, airport transfers, 3 days and 2 nights stay at Mt. Tapyas Hotel, 2 breakfast, 2 lunch, 2 dinner, land fares, hot spring entrances, Boat rent for Island Hopping, Island entrances, trek to Mt. Tapyas and a 1 hour whole body massage. Even my alone trips are in this price ranges…

           I always make sure that when I organize a tour for me and my friends, my priorities are their full satisfaction without a burden in their wallets… That’s how Armie’s Travel And Tours works… The best customer satisfaction you’ll ever experience at the cheapest price… Now, at your service… :-)

- Happy Loner Traveller