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Occassional blogger, photography enthusiast, apparel designer, engineer and a big believer of God. In my spare time I love to create DIY projects or chase the bliss of solitude, sipping a cup of nicely brewed coffee, munching some yummy cookies while reading a good book in a new place with a great view.

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Weekly Photo Memes

Jun 30, 2009

Coronwonders, the tour organizer we hired, booked us at Darayonan Lodge. It has a homey atmosphere and just located within the town proper where most establishments are easily accessible even by foot.



We got 2 deluxe family rooms that accommodated 4 heads each. It has a private bathroom equipped with shower heaters and with amenities like 21" TV, ref-minibar, writing desk, closets and veranda. All these for just PhP 581.25/day per head with breakfast included. The place has lush and spacious garden, multi purpose hall and nipa gazebo.

Veranda outside our rooms

deluxe family rooms


The lodging staff would make you choose the night before, what's your preferred breakfast and the time you want it served. I enjoyed my tapsilog on the first day and corned beef silog on the second day and of course an overflowing coffee or tea included.



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Video tour around Darayonan Lodge








DARAYONAN LODGE Contact Details:
Letty Fernandez - 09287003072
Front Desk - 09087732964
email: dipulao@gmail.com
website : www.darayonan.com

Jun 21, 2009



I'm a creamyholic more than a chocoholic, so anything creamy works for me. This week's theme is so yummy, so here goes my entries ....






DIG IN!!! :)

For more entries visit Photohunt. Happy Photohunting !!!





4 years: My Daddy can do anything!
7 years: My Dad knows a lot…a whole lot.
8 years: My father does not know quite everything.
12 years: Oh well, naturally Father does not know that either.
14 years: Oh, Father? He is hopelessly old-fashioned.
21 years: Oh, that man-he is out of date!
25 years: He knows a little bit about it, but not much.
30 years: I must find out what Dad thinks about it.
35 years: Before we decide, we will get Dad's idea first.


To our dearest PAPA, HAPPY Father's Day!
We love you dearly.

Jun 20, 2009

I'm such a huge fan of Jason Mraz, the singer, the song writer and an active blogger writing about worthy causes and its a habit to constantly check his updates on freshness factor five thousand blog (you can view it on my blog list).

I just enjoyed watching this cover version of his popular song I'm Yours, definitely unique and so much fun. See for yourself ......


Jun 18, 2009





Ngayong linggo, IMPOSIBLE BA ITO? ang tema ng Litratong Pinoy.
Kung pagmamasdan mo ang larawan sa itaas ay makikita mo ang kaibigan kong nakalutang sa ere habang nag memeditasyon ..... IMPOSIBLE BA ITO? hehe, huwag magtaka, sa mundo ng PHOTOSHOP ay walang imposible! Lahat ng nanaisin mo ay pwedeng mangyari sa tulong ng Photoshop. (Hinde nga lang pulido ang gawa ko dahil inaantok na ako, hehe) ... Eto ang tunay na larawan (paki click na lang ang READ MORE para makita ^^) .....



Napagtripan naming gawin ng barkada kong si Cooky ang posing na ito noong nakita namin sa bahaging ito sa St Mary's Episcopal Church sa SAGADA ang grupo nila GIGIT ( nakilala sya sa reality show na Survivor Phils) na nagtitipon at nagaaral ng YOGA. Nalaman kong nagaaral sya upang magturo ng YOGA.



Hindi pa ako nakakakita ng totong taong lumulutang habang nag memeditasyon. Imposible ba ito? Hindi ako sigurado pero sa Photoshop, PWEDE! :)

Jun 14, 2009





For this week's theme, I thought of sharing the regular locks normally found in our front yard. Above is our locked Mailbox and below is my father's locked Bike.



Happy Photohunting Everyone!!! For more entries visit PHOTOHUNT.

Jun 12, 2009

Dalawa ang selebrasyon sa lugar namin ngayon, Fiesta ng aming baranggay at ang Araw ng Kalayaan. Masaya at makulay ang paligid, may bandiritas at mga watawat. Nagising ako ng maaga dahil sa malakas na anunsyo sa mikropono ng kapitan ng barangay na may misang gaganapin nitong umaga sa maliit na kapilya sa aming baranggay. Pagkatapos ay may malakas na tambol at tugtog ng kombo na hudyat ng umpisa ng selebrasyon. Gusto ko pa sanang matulog pero grabe ang ingay sa labas.


Bilang pagpupugay sa Araw ng Kalayaan ay maraming watawat ng Pilipinas ang nakasabit kasama ng mga bandiritas.





Meron ding dragon dance ......



May Kombo na tumugtog ng Sabay Sabay Tayo, Chiquitita at iba pang kantang pinasikat ni Marianne Rivera.



Palambitin na pinagkaguluhan ng mga bata pati na ng matatanda.



At syempre ang Prusisyon ng mga Poon na kultura na ng mga pinoy upang ipakita ang pasasalamat sa mga biyayang ipanagkaloob ng ating Poong Maykapal.

Just saw from the news today that the World Health Organization has just declared a global pandemic alert after 41 years since they declared global flu epidemic in 1968 that killed an estimated of 1 million people worldwide.

Infections have climbed here in the Philippines and everywhere, alarming me and my love ones and I'm sure everyone of us.

Last night my sister brought home some flu vaccines while my other sister who is a nurse administered the flu shots. I've learned that this vaccine will not protect us from this swine flu virus but at least it will shield us from the regular influenza virus for a year. Somehow this would give me a bit of assurance that I'm protected from the regular flu virus and that I have this first line of defense against the AH1N1 virus.



It's been ages since I had a vaccine and receiving this one was not easy, really! But my father was more hesitant, making more excuses to delay the shot, and he is a military man, would you believe? hahaha. Most guys I know are really scared of needles and my father is not an exception but in the end he's got no choice! :)

Jun 11, 2009





Isa sa pangarap ko ay ang makabalik sa Berlin, Germany. Taong 2002 nang nakapunta ako doon. Ibang klaseng karanasan nang nakatungtong ako sa bansang ito, kabighabighani! Swerteng na promote ako na maging Head ng PUMA Merchandising group ng PLANET SPORTS kaya nakadalo ako sa taunang pagtitipon ng PUMA International at nasaksihan ang bonggang presentasyon ng mga ilalabas na bagong koleksyon ng PUMA sa susunod na taon. (Wala pa akong digicam noon kaya sayang at marami akong hindi nakuhanan!)



Pinangako ko sa sarili ko babalik ako dito gamit ang sariling pera ko at pagkatapos ay lilibutin ang Europe sa pamamagitan ng pagsakay sa Eurail. Haay pangarap! .... sana matupad ko :)




Jun 7, 2009

ADVERTISEMENT is this week's theme for PHOTOHUNT.
I'm doing a real advertisement because of my love for SAGADA.
Welcome to another cool hangout, eating place called LEMON PIE HOUSE.
The rustic look outside and the cozy ambiance inside
added more character to this lovely place.

My group had our sugar fix here while in chillax mode,
feeling like we're just in the comforts of our homes.
When you visit Sagada, don't fail to drop by Lemon Pie House
and try their famous lemon pie and combine that with
their freshly brewed mountain tea or coffee.
They also offer regular meals and other equally yummy tasting pies.
That's an egg pie and a lemon pie.... Oh, Im craving for them right now!

Jun 6, 2009

I'm guilty!!! waahhhh!!! ....

Before getting carried away ....... I'm guilty of using too much of soft 2ply tissue paper!!


I was bloghopping among my blog links and got stucked reading Jason Mraz current post entitled DEEP SH*T. Yeah, I'm actually one of the billion users of soft 2ply tissue paper and a heavy user at that. While I'm advocating friends to live simply and sustainably and
promote a low-carbon lifestyle by using less of the earth's finite resources and conserving energy .... here I found out I'm indirectly contributing harm to my environment... how sad!

HOW???

To produce this soft, fluppy paper, companies need to harvest billions of virgin trees and that would eventually mean less oxygen in our environment which means GLOBAL WARMING! The effects are even more harmful than the gas consumptions and emissions of our vehicles. Read this article to know better.

SO OUR ASSES ARE IN TROUBLE? (Pls excuse the word)

Definitely! I can't do my regular bathroom business without a soft tissue on hand. One roll could last me 3 days, really! Well, now I know I have to look for recycled tissue paper, no longer soft but at least it will serve its purpose .... And before I give you the wrong notion, my tissue paper use comes before water and soap. I think using more lotion afterwards will do the trick, hahaha....yeah I know its ewww. But really, I will try to use less paper, probably half of my current consumption.

I will definitely look for this KIND since I can't live without a TISSUE PAPER!!!

Jun 4, 2009


Siya ang sikat na St. Bernard sa Mines View Park sa Baguio.
Maliban sa mga tanawin, mga souvenir atbp,
ay ang napaka kyut at dambuhalang asong ito ang aagaw sa pansin
mo pag punta mo ng Mines View Park.
Lahat ng turistang dadayo dito ay siguradong magpapakuha
ng litrato kasama nya, yayakapin sya at pipisil-pisilin.
Mahaba ang pila at sa maliit na halaga
ay kukuhanan ka ng may-ari kasama sya.
Naisip ko baka mas malaki pa ang kinikita nya sa akin sa haba
ng pila ng mga gustong magpakuha kasama sya.
ANO ang MISYON nya? Ang magbigay ng dagdag ngiti
sa bawat turistang bibisita sa Baguio .... tingnan mo ang litrato,
ang saya nila diba?

Jun 2, 2009

I'm dedicating this page to my good friend Rickie Abad who showcased his Swimwear Collection last night, June 1 at the Philippine Fashion Week Holiday'09 held at Mall of Asia's Main Atrium. Missing Link is proud of you sister ... excellent job! Keep up the good work!



Rickie's Swimwear Collection

photos by Jory Rivera
The whole gang was there to support our beloved Rickie, well except for you know who.... the forever missing link, what's his name again .... hahaha ....

Oh well Rickie, don't forget my one piece, either the white or the light grey, yehey!!! :D


Thrilled to be included in Mom Writes For A Cause Top 10 list of Emerging Influential Blogs for 2009. The nomination coming from Yami is already an honor for me. Visit her site to see her complete list of nominees.

Such a welcome surprise to be considered influential .... in a positive manner I hope :)

The basic premise to be considered in the nomination is that the blog started within the period from May 1, 2008 up to the present. Shie's Asylum was created just April of 2009 during the observance of the holy week. There's a concern as to the date Shie's Asylum was created since my archive showed 1 entry each for 2005 and 2006 and those entries were here because I imported them from my friendster blog here
and here, just copied the same date to make it accurate. My Google Analytics settings will prove that the activities of this blog started only April of 2009.

It's a long shot to be able to make it to the final Top 10 list of winners as there are a lot of excellent bloggers deserving of the title. But I'm taking this a challenge to inspire me to continue doing my best...... aja, aja! ;)