Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Hour long fireworks display on Potipot Island, Candelaria, Zambales

I know this might be a bit too late, but scores of families are prepping up for the New Year celebration at the beautiful Potipot Island in Candelaria, Zambales.

While the beach and the island alone more than makes up for the 3 hours travel from Subic Bay, the provincial government also promised an hour-long fireworks display on New Year's eve.

A festival was also organized along the Uacon beach facing the island to launch the 'festivities up north.'

Just in case, drop by. This could be a start of something big for the tourism industry of Zambales.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Thousands of Pinoys change profile pictures for Kids

Cartoon character pictures flood Facebook this week after thousands of Pinoys used their favorite cartoon characters as profile picture to protest violence against children.

The movement urged everyone to remove human faces on Facebook but rather 'and invasion of memories.'

Scores of characters slowly filled the account pages. Snapshots of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck to more violent characters such as Voltes V shoved out the usual family portraits, poses and close up photos.

Here is an article published by Yahoo Philippines.

Friday, July 16, 2010

US Navy crew saves five Filipino fishermen

Update: Tyhppon Basyang
This article caught our eye from the US Navy's website (www.navy.mil).
Thank you and more power to your crew USNS John Ericsson.

USNS John Ericsson Rescues Fishermen After Typhoon Passes Philippines
SUBIC BAY, Philippines (NNS) -- Fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson's (T-AO 194) crew of civil service mariners rescued five Filipino fishermen from the South China Sea 10 miles off the coast of Luzon, Philippines, July 14.

John Ericsson's crew rescued the fishermen nine hours after their boat capsized in rough seas as Typhoon Conson passed over the island of Luzon.

Ericsson had sortied from Subic Bay to sea July 13 to avoid the storm and was returning to Subic Bay when Able Bodied Seaman Charles Wright spotted the fishermen at 1:10 p.m., clinging to their overturned banka boat and waving a yellow flag.

At 1:33 p.m., Ericsson lowered its rigid hull inflatable boat into the sea, and 10 minutes later all five fishermen were safe on Ericsson's deck, where a physician examined them.

"They were a bit shaken up because the seas were rough, but otherwise were in good health and happy to be on our ship," said Tiffany Brockman, Ericsson's chief mate. "We gave them fresh clothing, new socks and boots and a nice meal."

A few hours after their rescue, the fishermen were ashore and handed over to the care of the Philippine Coast Guard.

"The crew was pretty excited to have played a role in helping these fishermen," said Brockman, noting that the Ericsson had several Tagalog-speaking members in its crew, making communication easy. "At first, nobody was happy that we had to sortie due to the typhoon, but being able to help these mariners in need made it all worth it."

Ericsson is a Military Sealift Command (MSC) fleet replenishment oiler, crewed by 92 civil service mariners working for MSC, who operate and navigate the ship, and three sailors who provide communications support and supply coordination. The ship provides underway replenishment of fuel to Navy combat ships and jet fuel for aircraft aboard aircraft carriers at sea.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Coffee is good (and bad). Who cares!

I am a coffee lover. Nope, not the expensive kind. But I don't feel any guilt when I indulge on the 'unreasonable' cup.

Many of us who travel (love to travel, emphasis on the LOVE) enjoy a cup as a way of settling down our nerves.

Well, I enjoin you to read the article in this link (you might just see the coffee in a different light).


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