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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!

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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… ūüôā

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DSC_0011 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. Rizal Monument It is also¬†the site of the First International Surfing Competition making Daet the birthplace of surfing in the Philippines in 1993. DSC_4458 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. DSC_0002 DSC_0004 DSC_0005

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.

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DSC_0008 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! DSC_0013¬†DSC_0015DSC_0017 DSC_0019 DSC_0026 DSC_4306DSC_0029 DSC_4311 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. Kick Milk Tea Gul-Fie 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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