Category Archives: Legaspi Bicol

Be Cool @ Bicol (Part 2)


It was indeed an adventure, and misadventure! We were not twarthed by any storm, flight cancellation, redirected flight and rain! We had a great time! We toured, we climbed hills and mountains, we crossed wooden bridges, we had swimming at the beach, an awesome picnic, we rode karetela, do visita iglesia, had photo shoot and almost do water surfing! Almost! What a full-packed vacation… A tiring fun vacation with my parents, 2 small kids, tita, and cousin, and our 15 pcs of luggages and bags!!! 🙂 just imagine! Oh plus another flight cancelation way back home!

About the flights: We were scheduled to fly to Naga on January 29, Sunday. We were at the airport early, and except for our so many bags and luggages, we have no inkling there’s something that might go wrong… an hour delay because of cloudy sky… then we were excited to ride the couch and then the plane, finally. An half-hour non-moving small plane, then it seemed to park rather than queue to fly… then they told us to deplane! the weather to Naga is no good, they told us! Waah! Aliya was so disappointed (its her first airplane experience) and asked if that was it?? If that was flying then is “fast”… Cancelled flight… uggghh… just to think what we’ll go through to rebook again… and to think our “so many” luggages!… and the impatient kids… and the tired seniors… weeehh… talagang ganon! SO I decided to take the flight tomorow for Legaspi instead of Naga… Bahala na….

SO, Take 2… on the following day, we repeat the other day’s schedule, as for the bags, I reduced it by 25%… hehehe…. We are going to Legaspi… it’s a 3hr drive to Naga, so, unprepared by this change, i will just go find a van to tour us half-day at Legaspi and then take us to Naga… so that’s “unplanned” 5K bucks… but never mind… Now, Aliya is flying and she’s got too excited that she keeps on talking non-stop until we reached our destination…

Till here for now… Part 3 here…

Today: Pebble in My Shoe…



I will condition myself to look on every problem I encounter today
as no more than a pebble in my shoe.
I remember the pain, so harsh I could hardly walk,
and recall my surprise when I removed my shoe….
and found only a grain of sand.

Cagsawa Ruin, Mayon Volcano, Daraga Albay Bicol, Nov 2011

I know it is not a pebble, but this picture seemed fit with the subject, while almost all of us worry about small things other people have bigger tragedy in their lives. The rock in the pic is one of those spewn by the volcano when it erupted in 1814 that killed almost 1200 Filipinos (see story)

Today Series: (13/22)

Since I read this wisdom, I have look at problems differently. I took comfort on this insights as I face some hurdles. A pebble in my shoe. Looking back now with those seemed to be big problems in the past, one can see that we all came through, and how menial is the issue now…