Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Pong Thoughts: Kita Kita Movie 🍌❤️👀

Hello hello! 👀😊

Credits to Jayvee Millendez (sobrang thank you!) IG: @dokurorider


Finally, was able to see Kita Kita Movie. Reading the reviews, sabi ko bakit naman ako maiiyak sa movie na 'to e si Empoy effortless. Iba din talaga. Natural na natural. Tawang-tawa ako, lahat ng tao kanina. So sige, go, tuloy lang. Medyo nabagalan pa ko sa pacing pero keri hindi ko na halos napansin.

Wala kang ibang maiisip na maging si Tonyo kundi si Empoy talaga. Magaling si Alex, hindi matatawaran, mata palang akting na, pero si Empoy the Banana ang nagdala e. Haha!

So sa movie, shempre hindi ko ikukwento. Pag labas mo ng sinehan, may mga bagay ka na marerealize e.

1. Ang buhay, talaga nga naman napakaikli. You'll never know kelan ba talaga ang ending. And really, lahat tayo may mission sa buhay. Once tapos na yan, maybe, yun na ang ending. Parang mga bagay at tao sa buhay natin, yung iba dadaan lang.
2. Madalas ang mga bagay at tao who matters, hindi natin napapansin o kung mapansin man natin, mas madalas yung mga pagkukulang nila. Pano pag nawala na sila nang wala ng balikan di ba? Ang lungkot, ang sakit. Kaya babalik tayo sa #1, life is short - live well. Forgive. Love a lot especially sa mga taong malapit sa puso mo.
3. Be happy. Life is simple. Tumulong ka sa kapwa, kumain ka ng cabbage, uminom ka ng beer, gumawa ka ng paper cranes, magpakacorny ka, kahit ano pa yan basta walang sinasagasaang tao, gawin mo. Ang importante masaya ka. #1.
4. Naisip ko din mga nagawa kong mali in the past, alam ko at some point, nasaktan ko mga taong mahal ko at mahal ako - unintentionally, unconsciously, basta nakasakit ako. May mga desisyon kasi tayo bilang tao na hindi maiiwasan talaga e. Humingi ng tawad. Magpatawad. Lahat naman may chance magbago. Maybe, ang mission mo is to be a better version of you, kaya hindi pa ending. Again, #1.
5. Appreciate the littlest things. Yan ang mas nakakapagbigay saya talaga. Best things in life are free di ba? Mga taong mahal mo at mahal ka. #1.

Ending? Ayun iyak-tawa ako sa movie. May tissue naman ako bes. Kung meron gusto manood, pwede ako, I volunteer. Hehe. Salamat sa lahat ng gumawa at bumuo ng pelikula, galing nyo.

Banana + Puso = Happiness
🍌❤️😁

speak from the heart,
pong 🐢💙

Monday, July 24, 2017

Pong Features: Deng and Faye's Bernabeach Getaway 🌊

Hello! 😎


You know you have the right set of friends when they ask you where to go, they believe you, they go to that place and they let you publish they experience on your site. Nice, yeah? 😎

So, let's start. Bernabeach Resort is located in Nasugbu, Batangas. It's actually one of the resorts that was on my list when I went to Nasugbu last December. I landed to the adjacent resort though. 

Bernabeach offers an amazing Infinity Pool. The beach - "sapat lang" (just fair) was how I described it to my PD brother Odeng when he asked me. Haha. So, I have decided to just have minor modifications on his kwento (story) about their experience. I mean I felt how happy he was with the outcome, but I guess it really depends on how you'll take it e. Happiness is a choice, right? With good company pa, so winner. 

This is the first picture Deng sent me before the whole sharing of story happened. 




Odeng: 👨
"Haha. Di ko alam paano uumpisahan ang kwento. Pero masaya ang experience kung ano ung pagkakadescribe mo ganun ang napicture ko sa isip ko. Ito yung lakad na biglaan as in umiinom kami ng Sunday, ang usapan namen drive lang sa may Kaybiang Tunnel 'tas uwi na. Sabi ko sayang naman ang lakad, bakit hindi tayo mag-swimming tutal nasa Nasugbu na din tayo. Pag dating ng Monday, ito na, akala ko usapang laseng lang. Dumating yung pinsan ko na pabalik ng UAE sa Wednesday, July 12. Uminom ulit kami as usual. Yun yung time na nagtanong ako sayo saan malapit at di naman ako napahiya, hehe.

Dumating kami ng July 11 sa Bernabeach before lunch time. Mga 10:30AM nakapagcheck-in na kami since di naman daw peak season, pwede na kami sa room, then check-out time is 12NN, the next day. Yung POOL agad ang nakita namen. WOW! Lalo ung sa kabila ung infinity.



Malinis ung lugar at maayos ang service. Siguro nga kasi Monday sha kaya walang gaanong tao, meron man, pero di aabot ng 10 yung nakita ko. Ang masasabi ko ay everything went well or great rather. Kahit walang planong maayos masasabi kong nag-enjoy mga kasama ko lalo na ung aalis ng bansa.


Si Faye?? Nako di ko alam kung nagka-asawa ako ng sirena. Tuwang-tuwa sha sa dagat pero inunahan ko sha sabi ko ung dagat wag ka mag-eexpect na maputi ang buhangin or ung nakikita mo sa FB or TV na magaganda. Nasugbu ay either brown or black sand. Nung andun na kami, sabi nya basta buhangin at dagat hindi mabato, gusto ko.




Yung room namen is for 2,500/night,deluxe ata yun. Ang masasabi ko, makukuha mo ung value ng binayaran mo since maaga kami naka check-in at malinis sha malamig ang AC malinis ang CR at gumagana ung warm/cold water. Maluwag din sila kasi nakapagpasok kami ng food at alak.

The next day, ito na balik dagat kami sa umaga. Tulad ng nakasanayan ko pag pumupunta ako sa ibang lugar na may dagat inaabangan ko ung mga nanghuhuli ng isda. Kasi pwede ka makahingi or makabili sa murang halaga. Hindi ko na lang matandaan kung anong tawag nila or pangalan ng isda na yan. More than 3 Kilos sha. Ang sabi nung mga taga dun is PHP300/Kilo nakuha namen for PHP700.




We were on the infinity pool while watching the majestic setting sun.






Shempre di mawawala ang babe time. Dahil sirena ata ang asawa ko, let me share some of our pics.


The next day, wala na kaming mashadong naging activity. Naligo na lang ulit sa dagat may less than an hour, alam mo na di papayag ang sirena na uuwi ng di ulit nababasa ng tubig alat. Plus kelangan na din umuwi kasi may pasok ako ng 1PM at yung pabalik ng UAE, may kailangan puntahan my 12NN.

So, buong experience was great! Siguro kelangan ng appreciation sa bawat bagay na makikita at mapupuntahan mo..hindi naman pwedeng lahat sila pare-pareho, may kanya-kanyang ganda ang bawat lugar. "For them not to say and for you to find out".




PS. Salamat Jo may sagot ka ata sa lahat ng itinatanong ko haha!"

- end-

Thank you, Deng for sharing your story and writing on my behalf. Haha. No, seriously though, I appreciate it. For your information guys, Odeng is one of my PD (pissdrunx) brothers whom I met through common friends and the mountains. I never thought he will be one of the folks worth keeping - tae! 💩 Sarap kausap neto! From okrayan, gaguhan to seryosohan to okrayan-gaguhan ulit. Haha!

RESORT DETAILS:

Location: Bernabeach Resort, Brgy. Bucana, Apacible Blvd., Nasubgu, Batangas Contact #s: +63-43-416-0442 | +63-927-418-7209 | +63-999-717-5044 | +63-923-442-6802 | +63-932-242-5550
Email: bernabeachresort@gmail.com
Website: 
http://www.bernabeachresort.com.ph/

HOW TO GET THERE:

Ride a DLTB/BSC/San Agustin Bus in Pasay Terminal with Nasugbu signage (Fare: PHP155)
Drop off to Nasugbu Proper
Ride a Tricycle and tell the driver Bernabeach (PHP10/head)



I guess, I should try Bernabeach myself too! Soon enough! 🌊


speak from the heart,
pong 💙🐢






Saturday, July 8, 2017

Pong Thoughts: Grateful Heart 💓

Hi! 💋

Heard Mass today. Alone. These past few days have been a roller coaster. Maybe because I haven't been attending Mass for a few weeks now. God already tapped me. It's true, only God is our refuge. You can talk to all your friends, to all the people you know, get drunk, be unproductive, be all the negative energy you could be, be busy as a bee but at the end of the day, you will still feel the same. But with God, it's different, you will always feel loved and at home - anytime. All you have to do is to talk to him. Am thankful to my friends who have witnessed how weak I am and still loves me for who I am. No words spoken, but they just know. 😑

All am praying for is for me to be a good person. To be kind. To be humble. To be a better version of me. To love myself more and to forgive myself too. It's difficult to fight one's self. It's not always your fault. Don't be too hard, girl. Remember that. We cannot control other's actions and reactions, but ours', we could. Perspective. That's the key. 🔑

Just let love, humility, wisdom and kindness lead the path. That's genuine happiness. God speed and be grateful. 💝




speak from the heart 💙
pong xx 🐢

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Pong Travels: Altaroca Mountain Resort 🏊

Hi! 😚
It's our company (Alta Resources) outing and it's my second time to join! Who would have thought, right? 😌 I also paid a visit to the famous Antipolo Church. I was still a kid the last time I was there. 😏
Tayo Na! Ant1polo!

Antipolo Church

Alta Roca - we stayed here. It's located in Antipolo, Rizal, so it's just an hour or less drive from the office (Ortigas). It's like a Greek-inspired place. It's interiors are mainly white with some images with sayings on it. I stayed in a room with Stephen Curry's - 😍.
Entrance - Hi, Nico!

Pathway
Loft type

Loft type


Family Room - interior (that's baby Stephen Curry - ultimate #babydaddygoals lol)

Bathroom - interior

They have 3 pools. One is mainly for kids. 2 for adults, one 4ft-5ft-7ft deep and the other one, if am not mistaken 4ft-6ft?

Kiddie Pool

4ft - 6ft pool

4ft-5ft-7ft

Restaurant is open until 10PM. They offer Filipino foods - silog meals, pasta, sandwiches, finger foods, shakes, alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks.




They have karaoke for singers like me (frustrated singer, I meant, lol) and a place for team building activities too.
It's a big spot and could accommodate huge groups too. I would say, Alta Roca is worth the try. 😊

Details below:
Resort Name: Alta Roca Mountain Resort
Website: http://www.altaroca.com.ph/
Address: Taktak Road, Bankers Village, Brgy Sta. Cruz Antipolo City
Phone: +63 2 661-6834
Mobile: +63 917 541 2626
Resort Manager: Lourdes B. De Leon
Mobile: +63 921 9269473
TeleFax: +63 2 913 8398
Email: lbdeleon@alataroca.com.ph

ROOM RATES:Standard A w/o Balcony   2-3 pax   PHP3150
Standard A w Balcony      2-3 pax   PHP3550
Standard B                            4 pax   PHP3700
Deluxe                                  4 pax   PHP4450
Family A                              6 pax   PHP5000
Family B                              7 pax   PHP5750
Dorm type                          10 pax   PHP6200
Junior Suite                          2 pax   PHP4200
Large Suite                           2 pax   PHP4500
Maharlika Suite                4-5 pax    PHP5150

COTTAGES:Kubo                               6-10 pax    PHP800
Cabana                          15-30 pax    PHP1200
Yellow Bell                     6-10 pax    PHP1500
Lanai                             10-20 pax    PHP3500
Upper Treehouse           20-30 pax    PHP3500
Lower Treehouse           10-20 pax   PHP3000
Upper View Deck          20-30 pax   PHP5000

ENTRANCE FEE:
Adult PHP175 (Day); PHP195 (Night)
Kids  PHP135 (Day); PHP155 (Night)

Check-in 2:00PM; Check-out 12:00NN
Corkage Fee applies

Note: Prices may change, please refer to the website or contact Altaroca directly. 😊
   



speak from the 💙
- pong xx 🐢 [june 3-4,'17]

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Pong Thoughts: Keep going 🏃🏃🏃

Good morning from Manila!

It's just one of those days that I feel like writing. I'll just make this short and sweet.


So what's been up lately? If I recall it correctly - let me just check instead. lol. This blog is similar to my posts last April 24 and June 14. It's now July - the 3rd quarter of the year! So is it time? Resilient folks know when to let go, right? Ganun na lang yun. Ganun kasi talaga ako e. If you let me feel that somehow, you care, you think of me, you exert a bit of an effort and spend some time to talk to me,  I get used to the idea e. It becomes routinary for me. By routinary - I could mean two things - it gets boring as time passes or it gets interesting, exciting or worst - I would think that we're really close in the sense that if I don't hear from you, I'll get lost. Trapped! Sometimes, I tend to overthink. Have I done or said something wrong? Did I offend you? Or are you just too busy to talk to me? Or maybe, you found another someone that you can be comfortable with. See, this is me talking to myself and overthinking. This phase is not new to me. It happens almost every time somebody gets too close to me. So, dapat mas kaya na di ba? At first, I'd definitely try to reach out, especially if the person is really special. But if my efforts were in vain, I tend to give up just like that. Di ko alam e, hindi talaga ko mapilit. Pag ayaw, wag. Sakit ko na siguro yan. Mababaliw ako, yes. Pero wala e. Kaya, lakad lang, keep going. Wag hinhinto. Pasasaan ba, makakarating ka din sa finish line, sa summit. Then you'll realize, kung bakit sya dumaan sa buhay mo. Anong meron? I have been praying so hard. Siguro, ito na yung sagot sa prayers ko. Praying does not mean naman that you will get what you want, instead God will give you what's best for you. Hirap. Pero si God bahala. Ito muna. Need to work e. Hehe.




Speak from the 💙,
Pong🐢


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