It is a first showcase of outputs from my playful mind who always make it a point to go out of the Norm…it is actually a hodge-podge of 12 carefully selected graphic representations of my imagination…the way I see things in MY WORLD!
The Exhibit runs from May 12-31,2014 at the Albay Capitol Atrium Gallery, Old Albay Dist., Legazpi City, Albay, Philippines. Please Come and See… 🙂
It was an unexpected Weekend for me and it was no Dream either. Since I got back into “Writing”(Blogging), the world somewhat became a bit more interesting. There were new acquaintances, friendships, places to discover, gastronomic experiences and a less stressful journey into life. And I was really glad to have re-opened and re-planned how my Blogging Group creation could be useful & a bit more fun at the same time. Here comes the invitation for the trip to a beautiful place just north of Albay – Daet, Camarines Norte, a place of many firsts in the Bicol Region. This is where the 1st Rizal Monument in the world was constructed in 1898, inspired by a Commander of the Revolutionary Forces and was recently declared as a National Monument. It is also the site of the First International Surfing Competition making Daet the birthplace of surfing in the Philippines in 1993. So, it was a sleepless night before the escapade to a place where I once visited as a child and a young adult. I visited this town in Camarines Norte back in 2003 and wasn’t able to come back since. I guess the excitement contributed to me turning the bed topsy-turvy till I was able to catch some shut-eye and wake at about 2:30am, which was about the time when my Trip companion sent the wake-up SMS to inform me that they were on the bus and on the way to where I am in the globe. After a grueling 5hr Ride on the rickety-old bus with no air-conditioning, we finally stepped down at the Grand Terminal to pee and freshen up and wait for our ride – and we are an hour late from the agreed time meet-up. So, as soon as we were picked up from the terminal, we went straight to the Daet provincial Capitol Complex, where everyone else was.
After the usual introductions, we proceeded to walk to the 1st Refreshment Sponsor for the Weekend Escapade…and it was a rewarding sight as we trod along the streets of the Small Town, with a slight blend of the old and new in one place altogether.
Just about the corner, right around the bend we found this quiet little nook of a teashop in the middle of the bustling mid-morning heat…and what ensued thereafter was total chaos on who gets to be served first and who gets to sit near the air-conditioning.Hahahaha! This Little Piece of Heaven under the blistering heat of the Saturday Sun was a Hidden Delight for a weary traveler who needs a little bit of refreshing after sweating on his favorite favorite shirt for hours on end. They call it KICK Milk Tea, a Daet original with their own mix of tea brew and several milk varieties to make it more appealing to your taste buds owned & operated by the husband & wife team of Dhon & Coy De Belen. It’s actually the first bubble tea shop in the area, and its slowly getting a following specially from the younger crowd of students and yuppies. After this Group Shot with the owners & staff, #DateinDaet2014 now moves to the next destination on the itinerary…See you on the next Post! LOL
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