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August 05, 2016

Bucas Grande Island Tour Part 1 of 3

I do believe that before exploring farther away from home, it is imperative of us to travel to a place nearer to where we reside. For one, it is cheaper and more accessible. Claver, Surigao del Norte is just a 6-hour land trip from Gingoog City. Hanggayabon Port in Claver is where you ride a pump boat going to Sohoton, Bucas Grande Island. When we travelled there, we left in Cagayan de Oro City around 11PM and arrived at the port around 5:30AM the next morning.

Actually, I only heard of Sohoton only this year. I told my sister of my plan of going to Surigao, specifically in Siargao one of this days. She then suggested to me of visiting to Sohoton. She even showed me a blog about a tour to Sohoton which peaked my interest of going there. It is easy to go to this place because as I said, it is near from where I live. I don't need to wait for a promo air fare since I don't have to ride an airplane. Me and my boyfriend have agreed that our way of celebrating our anniversary is to travel to new and beautiful places. And yes, I was the one who decided that we'd go to Surigao del Norte for our second anniversary. Since it was my wish that will be granted, I was the one who looked for a packaged tour going to the place; and gladly, I found a good one and I directly contacted the administrator.

Well, without so much blabbering, here's what we experienced of the tour. :)
It's a rare & beautiful view.



As we road a pump boat, going to our first destination, we were already being awed by the beauty of Bucas Grande Island. That peaceful sea which is surrounded by several green islets is spectacular view.

Our first stop was the Bolitas and Crystal Cave. It was my first time ever in my life to enter a cave. Even though I am not a fan of caves, there was this inside of me screaming, "Finally! Finally, I got to be in a cave after seeing them just in the television!" 
Taking a selfie before entering Bulitas Cave. :)

Before we entered, we payed Php50 for the entrance fee (it was excluded of our payment to the packaged tour). We were obliged to wear caps to secure safety and each one of us brought flashlights, which were provided by them.
Ready to go in.



We were lead by a lively teenager who had so much to say about the cave. It was so dark inside that flashlights were of help. I was amazed by the crystal-looking stalagmites and stalactites. Some of them form figures like dogs and other creatures. The guide told us to avoid touching the crystals so that they will keep on shining. Well, I'm not really sure but that was what I heard. Once you touched it, you won't see its sparks again. The crystal will die.

We didn't stay that long in the cave. It was hot in there and it seemed like the place was short of oxygen. And besides, we were excited for the main event! :)

January 23, 2016

Before Wearing Braces

Ever since college, I already wanted to wear braces. Why? It was because of the gap or space on my front teeth. It was not a long gap, but a gap that would bother me much. I got silently pissed to myself whenever I saw my image in a picture, a smile showing the gap of my front teeth which left a dark line in it. Or even looking on the mirror, I would sometimes give myself a big smile that supposedly would make me happy but would end up giving me a little frustation of my many imperfections.

I wanted braces back then to put my teeth into the right places, but having it was very expensive. As a student who only depended from other people for finances, I surely couldn't afford for braces. I had this roommate who used to wear one and I asked her how much she paid for it. She said Php50,000. And I was like, "That expensive??!!". She then responded that she paid for it for three years, like an installment with downpayment. Still, I found it extravagant. My mother will surely not pay for such a luxury. Well, that was the first time that I got knowledge of the cost of wearing braces.

December 18, 2015

Carbuncle

I searched in the Internet the English term of the skin disease I have experienced for several times already. Within the span of one year, I've gone to five "bukols", 2 on my armpit, 1 on my nape, 1 on my eyebrow and 1 on my groin. One thing I observed, that it grows on the hairy parts of my body. I had been to two doctors about this case and I don't know why they can't give me the term. Maybe for them it's trivial and they just go down to giving me the prescribed drugs. Anyway, as I went to the net, I googled the term skin disease. There I found different kinds of skin diseases. But the one that is closest to my condition is folliculitis. Folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicles that causes red, swollen bumps that look like pimples.* As I researched more about it, I came across with carbuncle, which is one of the types of folliculitis that best describes my skin problem.
from WebMD website


I don't think I have diabetes, kidney disease or liver disease. But I'm not sure of the other two. :(

I forgot to take note where this site comes from.hehe

I spent two days of my sick leave because of my carbuncle on my groin. I can't believe that 3 of my sick leaves this year are caused by carbuncles. You know, it actually looks so small, as if it hurts a little, but that's not the case, it hurts a lot escpecially when I keep moving. Three more days to go and it's going to be my birthday. My wish would be my health, that I wish I won't be experiencing any illness in the future, be it a carbuncle or colds or cough or anything. It's just hard to enjoy life and work hard when you've got health problems. So you guys who are healthy, you have no right to complain about life because you are so much blessed. A lot of people out there whose only wish is to be healthy, yet you already have it, that's a big thing to be thankful for.

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