Faces and Travel

i’ve been into many places. and met different people.  before i was married, i am quite a traveler and loves to try a lot of new things.  Today, I want to reminisce what was my life all about before i got him.

Memories live on.

Meet DONG. my friends invited me for a fishing expedition in Klondeyks and I tagged him along. He is cool and a true cowboy. 
Mr White Kofi at Burnham Park, I usually jog around Burnham Lake early in the morning when i was still working at the Baguio City Hall and he caught my eye because of his very neat appearance and his americana.   He is sells a variety of  instant coffee and his favorite is the Great Taste White Coffee.. 
I have been to coron twice and these gents gamely post to my camera while we were waiting for our ride  for the Coron Island Hopping. 
Meet our diver. i forgot his name. this was taken halfway going to the Kayangan Lake. a superb lake. 
this is our captain. parking our banca.
geeessss i forgot his name but he is good in taking photos. he can even manage to use professional cameras.   he said he was taught by a professional photographer covering the sights and beauties of coron .  
i will never forget this diver.  He is BUDOY.  When we were in Bulog Island, there is this tree which bears cherry like fruit. and he said the fruit is sweet. like a curious cat, i tasted it and awwww it turns out to be bitter. he got me there. 
this happy baby, while we were having lunch at another island in coron caught my attention for she was dancing and jumping and running around the beach. and she was mocking her mother. happy to at the beach huh.. 
this faithful friend is from Malcapuya Island. the Guardian of the Island as his master’s say. 
He is manong Jude and he loves to tour tourist to Maquinit Hot Spring. he is a trusted tryke driver
He is Germaine, the Captain. and His diver is Budoy.  he studies on weekdays and works as a part time bangkero on weekends.. 
i think he is a cousin of Clau. he taught me how to surf at San Juan La Union. 

February 2013, i spent my last Valentines Day being single in Camarines Sur.  When we landed on the place, we we’re met by heavy rain and big waves, our roro (a big banca) rest for a while, and as my eyes wander, i caught this boy looking at the sea like praying it to be calm.

as we leave Camarines Sur, I met this lady at the  Pili Terminal.  She has a green store with no name. She makes the best brewed coffee.  She says her coffee beans come from Batangas. too bad i forgot her name.


Museo de Bacarra

Things that can be seen inside the Museo de Bacarra.

My new travel buddy / photographer / lover / husband
Old kimona
old baul. i wonder what’s inside
table arrangement during the olden times. Spanish era
tampipi. used for travel. now they call it a luggage
cooking utensils
sewing machine
bed. interesting details
tabacco. one of the primary produced of ilocos norte
gas / oil lamps
confession booth
baptismal book
for weaving
fishing gears
tools for fishing
wheel char
bricks, two chairs and a window

Just Like a Nail

blogging is a serious matter! :D
blogging is a serious matter! :D

I’ve been in bliss for the past few months or should I say I hibernated in ecstasy?

Just a thought…

A nail cannot serve its purpose without pounding its head several times. I wonder if that applies to human.   Hmmmnnn…. Nobody would want to pound his / her own head and, definitely, nobody would allow others to pound their heads.  Well, the smashing of the hammer must be strong even if it costs for the head to shatter and the shank to bend.

The reality is, I feel like a nail.  I need a lot of pounding, and drumming, and hammering in order for me to serve my purpose.  Paulo Coelho, one of my favorite authors, calls it a Personal Legend.  I simply regard it as the answer to the question, Why did God gave me this life?

Like a nail, I will not be scared if I need a thousand pounding.  I may bend, I may be twisted, but who cares, it’s all for the best.

So, guys, let the hammering begins.

Dossier (Covenant)

Happy New Year everyone
Happy New Year everyone

Dear Zyrelle,

Remember your covenant with the Lord, thou shall not be affected with the things that is happening in your life, rather, take every moment as your last and make this life worthwhile.

I know things are going easy these days and I know you have thanked the GOOD LORD for an answered prayer. But, do remember to keep on praying, for I can see a brighter sun shining for you at the better end.

Things aren’t easy. Work hard to achieve your dreams. And pray that God commands the universe to make your longings come true.

Always remember that God loves you!



Dear Zyrelle


Dear Zyrelle,

Your life here on earth is AMAZING.  You notice it every single day, right? You are a wanderer.  You are one happy woman. And ow, you know what, i take a look inside your heart and guess what, there are a lot of goodness flowing in its veins.  You should learn how to share them.

Well, everybody knows that life isn’t easy and you feel it every single day. I am grateful though for every time, a smile never leaves your face. I congratulate you for that for that was way too far when you were still grumpy and angry with the world and mad about God.

I know there are times when you feel like surrendering the life He gave you. Just a piece of advice, why not wait for Him to take it away from you. It’s a gift! It is rude to return a gift so precious and so worthy as your life.   So I tell you this, do value it and make it laudable. You might not know it, He is full of surprises, He might shower you with a lot of beautiful things for taking care of HIS gift.

I see your life every day, there are times when you struggle and there are days when no Sun shines your path. But, there are also times when you feel like you are in paradise, free from worries, no confusion, and no battlefield to cross. I know you possess no weapon. And the only way is, you have to swallow it all. Well, worry no more, for, I learned a secret from the Master of the Universe.  He says that, all of these are meant to happen and meant for you to go through. You know why? Because He says He is molding you into a BETTER Zyrelle. He is trying the best frame in order for you to be His best creation so at times He has to break those gaps. Sounds amazing, right?


When you are pissed, smile and breath, talk good.

When they cursed you, thank them and pray for them

When they belittle you, as if you are a cockroach in the kitchen waiting to be stepped-on, run and ask God for protection.

Do not pray for an easy life or a happy relationship but be contented for every day that goodness happens. Even if everywhere is darkness and you forgot to bring a match for your candle, do not be afraid. Just close your eyes for a while and slowly open it and adjust your luminosity with the dark. Imagine He is walking with you in there for He really is.

I remind you once again, Love life!


Zyrelle ♥

At The Most Cruel Place On Earth For Sea Creatures. The Manila Ocean Park

who would want to be imprisoned for life?  who would want to be taken away from one’s house? i do believe that every aquarium is a prison cell for every sea creatures captured from the sea.

DSC_0450look at this tank and these fish’ size.. can they roam freely? can they swim without bumping each other’s fins? geezzz


and the jellyfish? they are not art. they are creatures.


and these juvenile blue spotted stingray swimming in a small tube like aquarium.. soooooo cruel.. better see them in the wild people.