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My Levitational Fails

Here’s another late upload! Somewhere in Cantil, Janiuay. ๐Ÿ™‚
Because… sometimes, I believe that my frog face just gets in the way of a good photo… Here are some of the photos that I was talking about in my previous post about Damires Hills

RON

RON

RON
RON, FEATHERWEIGHT

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While Ron had decent shots.. Here’s what I had.. (-__-)

FAIL
FAIL, This would have been OKAY if it wasn’t for that darn stiff look. (T__T)
FAIL
FAIL face.. FAIL… FAIL.. FAIL!
FAIL
FAIL, Cropped my face. Couldn’t even explain how my face looked like. Hahahah.

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I’m done, I need to lose weight in order for me to carry myself.
This year, I wanna be FEATHERWEIGHT! Hahaha. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for reading!
AENRI (Aah-Yen-Ree)

Damires Hills @ Their 4th Anniversary

Gaah.. It’s really nice to see this resort improve as we visit! ๐Ÿ™‚
Last time, while I was fixing photos and Ron was doing his layers for the resort’s 4th anniversary poster we saw old photos of the resort and may I say that the place has really improved! From just the cottages to 2 big pools to (Kiddie&Adult) ziplines and trampolines! And this year.. they had just finished their ATV route!

This was supposed to be posted last year but due to some “weird events” this IS a super late upload. ๐Ÿ™‚
The last food that we tried last year was their Calamares and Lawas.
The Calamares was good but the LAWAS was the best! At first I didn’t know what it was because in our dialect LAWAS means BODY and I for one wasn’t comfortable eating a BODY (Hahaha) but joking aside… This was beyond my expectations!
This tasted like nilaga or bulalo but wasn’t nilaga or bulalo! (I have no idea how to explain it) When you go to Damires please do try this…

Since we were so full we decided to take a walk and see the view in one of the open cottages …

While we waited for all the Damires peeps to prepare for their get-together party we decided to.. TAKE OVER DAMIRES HILLS. (Nah, I’m just kidding, wahaha) We went around and saw this log near the pool and decided to have our picture taken with that log (I have no idea how to say this but yes a bit vain but not insane) but basically we just sat on the log. (Thanks a log! Log! ) Get it? (PUN INTENDED, so punny!) ๐Ÿ˜€ Anyway…

After our little photo shoot we saw some of the Damires crew setting up long tables and placing banana leaves on top of the tables. They told us that this was for tonight’s boodle fight. (PS. I have never seen a boodle fight table this long! Haha) ๐Ÿ™‚

Ron & I then accompanied Khlea to her place for her to change (see some of my failed jump shots *weight issues* here, later!) Back to our topic… Aah!…
So we went back to Damires and was just in time for the crew’s last game before dinner… “PALO-SEBO.
(Palo-Sebo: commonly played during Fiestas)
(Objective: to be the first person to reach the prize at the top of the pole)

It was really fun watching them, but what If girls were made to play this game? Hah! That would even be more exciting! Hahaha! ๐Ÿ˜€

Nothing beats eating with your bare hands! ๐Ÿ™‚
Belated Happy 4th Anniversary Damires Hills! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you Pao, Tita Arlene and Tito Louie ๐Ÿ™‚


For more deets about Damires Hills Tierra Verde..
You could check my other post DAMIRES HILLS TIERRA VERDE
or DIRECTIONS TO DAMIRES HILLS TIERRA VERDE

Camera used: Canon 600D

Thanks for reading!
Aenri (Aah-Yen-Ree)

Damires Hills (Tierra Verde)

Hey Hey Hey, as I’ve told you in my previous post Directions to Damires Hills. I’ll be posting the photos I shot in this resort.

So here we go… ๐Ÿ™‚

If you’re looking for a chance to get away from the city to collect your thoughts and go back with a much calmer version of yourself then I’d really recommend Damires Hills as a great solution for aย  great escape. Not to mention cheap rates for their rooms and open cottages.

Here are some of my shots for their daytime cottages.

As to Families, Lovers or Barkadas who just wants quality time with not much of those loud noise we hear in the city this is a great place for you. When we stayed here it was just them birds chirpin’ in the morning and crickets n’ frogs croaking in the evening ’twas just the perfect legit background music for reminiscing and warm convos..

We stayed at room Zinia in the new building, that roomย  will now and forever be my favorite room in Damires. Haha! Cozy room with a veranda at the back (same goes with all the rooms in the new building) Here are some of the rooms/balays..

Love the fact that they have Duyans in every open-cottage and in some areas (nostalgic)

This is where we ate dinner, overlooking the poolside.
(please click the photo if you want see the full resolution)

Hut

The next day I went over to where they grew their fruits.. They had Rambutan, Kapayas, Calamansi, Cabugao and Katumbal ๐Ÿ™‚

After Lunch, we tried the Ziplines and the Bunjee Trampoline. We also wanted to try the ATV but they were still rerouting the trail. (but will def’ try it next time!) ๐Ÿ™‚

Zipliners
With the Manong Tata and Albert in charge of Ziplines. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s Ron enjoying his weight and one fail photo of me trying to do a back flip in the trampoline. (yes, I am chubby but I am happy I did 3-5 flips or 2.. out of let’s just say several attempts. (I will be back, you tramp!) <– see what I did there? HAHA! Okay.. back to the photos..

Here’s a wide-shot of the overnight houses and open-cottages.

Wide shot for overnight houses
Wide shot for overnight houses/balays
Wide shot for open cottages
Wide shot for daytime/open cottages
We done
We done, we done, we done done done. ๐Ÿ™‚

Damires Hills

For questions, comment below or email me at aenri05@gmail.com (please leave a comment below if you emailed me) Thanks guys! ๐Ÿ™‚
See my previous post for Directions to Damires Hills

If you want to contact Damires Hillsโ€ฆ
You could go to there website here:
http://www.damireshills.com/
Message them in their Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/DamiresHillsResort
Or contact them here:
Mobile: 09176325901 or 09399060689
Telephone: 033-3968144
(Hope this helps!) ๐Ÿ™‚

P.S
Thank you to these awesome heads for having us!

And to Sir Frank who decided to offer us pamahaw before we go because it was still raining. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you Sir Frank! ๐Ÿ˜€

THIS RESORT IS WORTH CHECKING OUT! ๐Ÿ˜€
(Not only is this a farm-like resort but they also have functions rooms and places for Team building/Leadership trainings!)
Thanks for reading! ๐Ÿ™‚
AENRI (Aah-Yen-Ree)

Directions to Damires Hills (Tierra Verde)

A few weeks ago I was invited to take pictures of the resort for their 4th anniversary and the day of their anniversary.ย  So I called Ron out to go with me and stay the night at the resort along with my dear life partner Khlea who works there. (Hey bae! Hehe)

I will be posting the photos I took for Damires Hills on my “TRIPS TO JANIUAY” category (<– I will be inserting the link for the photos here later…)

Damires Hills is located at Brgy. Damires in Janiuay, Iloilo.
It’s just a 30-45 minute drive from the city.

There are 2 routes that I’ve driven through so far.. (curious if there are other routes I could take for fun! please comment or leave me a message if you’ve taken other routes besides these)

One is taking the road coming from Jaro Plaza off to follow the road to CPU (Central Philipppine University)ย  to Ungka terminal to Janiuay.

While the other is my current favorite..

From SM City, Diversion Road going to the Airport but before entering the gates of the airport there is this other road to the right that leads you to the road to CABATUAN, what’s nice about this route is since this road is near the airport you could see all the planes either taking off or landing a few miles away from you..
(plus the fields, ‘that’ one tree that looks like the tree from the “Wild thornberrys” and farm animals)
Seeing the runway is the best thing to see at night especially when a plane is landing.

This week was awesome, there was a plane about to land and it was just right above the pick-up truck that I was driving! We were too happy about it that we didn’t have the time to get our camera! Haha.
So yeah, try taking this route one time and you’ll know what I mean.

But for those who wants to ride a JEEP going to Janiuay, You could take a jeep in TAGBAK TERMINAL which costs around P28

FROM TAGBAK TERMINAL
The earliest jeep goes around 6:00 AM
The last jeep at aroundย  9:00 PM

FROM JANIUAY TO ILOILO
The earliest jeep goes around 4:30/5:00 AM
The last jeep at aroundย  6:00 PM

When you reach the plaza you could ask where to get a TRICYCLE going to Damires it’s not that far from the plaza and take you about 5 mins or less to go there. The Plete or FARE for the Trike is P20/person

Khlea told me that you could ride a jeep that goes to BADIANGAN because the jeep’s route passes by the gates of DAMIRES HILLS.
(But I haven’t ridden that one yet)
The Badiangan jeep costs around P30

If you want to contact Damires Hills
You could go there website here:
http://www.damireshills.com/
Message them in their Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/DamiresHillsResort
Or contact them here:
Mobile: 09176325901 or 09399060689
Telephone: 033-3968144

I HOPE THIS HELPS YOU. ๐Ÿ˜€
Thanks for reading!
AENRI (aah-yen-ree)

Belated Happy Holidays!

BELATED HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

It would have been much cooler if I had greeted everyone during Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
Never even had the chance to post that Theater Camp that I was talking about, haha.
My last post was on the 1st of November. Gaah, I should be updating this blog soon. (or like.. NOW)

A lot has happened after my last post like.. Super typhoon YOLANDA or internationally know as Typhoon Haiyan and the stuff that my THEATER has been doing for the victims of the typhoon Yolanda..

Oh and I have reached a thousand visits here.. (1080 to be exact) — Thank you so much for visiting, reading and following!
I hope I wouldn’t bore you with my posts! ๐Ÿ˜€

BELATED HAPPY HOLIDAYS! I HOPE YOU’VE STARTED YOUR YEAR RIGHT!
THIS YEAR IS OURS, LET’S MAKE THE MOST OUT OF IT!ย  – Aenri (Aah-Yen-Ree)

HAPPY 2014!
HAPPY 2014!

Sunburn through the window

Sunburn through the window..

As I’ve told you before I’ve gone to a theater camp outside of our city for 3 days.
On the way home we rode a non-air-conditioned bus. I sat by the window seat (I am a big sucker for window seats)
It was about 1pm when we headed back to the city, so yep, I already knew that it was going to be hot and I mean HOT.
Good thing the bus was going fast, so I thank the wind for keeping me alive inside the bus. Halfway home I fell asleep and one of my little manghodsย  in our group (alex) told me that there was this one time where my head was already outside the window. (Well thank you for telling me afterwards but you could have woken me up, you know.ย  Haha)

Anyway, when I woke up I was a bit shocked to see that “ze zun haz burnt my arm”ย 
Well, I’ve “unpacked” my things already but it’s still on ze floor, till now.ย  (Lazy monkey)
I’ll be posting some of our photos during the theater camp in a bit.ย  ๐Ÿ˜€

Camera used: Sony DSC-HX200V

Thanks for reading Bloggers, Phloggers and Readers!

Aenri (Aah-Yen-Ree)

SunBurn

Lines: Black & Yellow

6 hours ago. iPhone 5 quality (Yep, no dslr todaaay) – Under the flyover/overpass. (c) Quezzy Claire Pedregosa
I haven’t posted any posts this month, so far it’s been boring and all I do now is eat, eat and EAT.
Gaaah, but we’ll be going to a theater camp next next week, I can’t wait! (Soooo, That means I have something to post again soon!) ๐Ÿ˜€
Uuuuh,ย  Okay.. I’ll sleep now.ย  Goodnight Bloggers, Phlogger and Awesome readers! ๐Ÿ˜€
Aenri (Aah-Yen-Ree)

iPhone 5 - Iloilo Flyover/Overpass
iPhone 5 – Iloilo Flyover/Overpass
iPhone 5 - Iloilo Flyover/Overpass
iPhone 5 – Iloilo Flyover/Overpass

Welcome to the World of Theater: New Manghods

Welcome to the World of Theater: New Manghods

Hi. Hi. Hello!

Besides everyone having an awesome talent of their own.ย  There are other things that I really admire about this company,ย  We have this so-called “Magulang-Manghod” relationship (and no not those INCEST types, haha) It’s more like those KAPATIRAN moments I had when I was in highschool. It’s where the 4th Year (Seniors) would be assigned to take care and guide the 1st Year (Freshmen) You know something like how a mother would welcome it’s newborn into the world? Something like that.

In Japan they would call this as SENPAI-KOUHAI
Senpai: Usually older than the Kouhai (Senior/Mentor)
Kouhai: Usually younger than the Senpai (Freshman/Protรฉgรฉ)
*click THIS if you wanna know more*

Back to the Magulang-Manghod part, Magulang means an older sibling while Manghodย  is a younger sibling.
In our case, even if we’re not blood-related we call the ones who passed the auditions and the initiation our new Manghod.

I have been a manghod once and from my experience I would describe a manghod as…ย  Someone who is new to the world of theater, Someone who is eager to learn more about theater, Someone who wants a fresh start, Someone who wants to be guided, Someone who admires his/her magulang.
Now, being a Magulang isn’t as easy as you think. You can’t be called a magulang if you haven’t done anything to earn that. Being a magulang means that you are capable of teaching and guiding your manghods, You have a bit of proof that you have the right to teach a few things to your manghod and have great passion for what you teach and do but even as a magulang we are still on the process of learning and WE SHALL NEVER STOP LEARNING. ๐Ÿ˜€

Every year our theater company accepts new apprentices. So that means every magulang would have a new manghod assigned to them as well. (that is IF the apprentices pass)
The manghod and magulang’s first pair-up would be in this parade, for this year we had “DREAMS & NIGHTMARES” as our theme.
The new kiddoes would be welcomed to the world of theater, well in this case it would be something like Street Theater ๐Ÿ™‚

Please do check the USA LITTLE THEATER’s – FACEBOOK, TWITTER & WORDPRESS

Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

Camera used: Sony DSC-HX200V

Well that’s it for now! Thank you for reading!

Enjoy Blogger, Phlogger and Readers!
Aenri (Aah-Yen-Ree)

BayaNiRizal: Mga Bagong Kabanata ng Noli at Fili

BayaNiRizal: Mga Bagong Kabanata ng Noli at Filiย 
Hi. Hi. Hello!

As I’ve told you in my “About Me section..
I am a lights designer and a member ofย  an awesome theater company the USA Little Theater. It’s actually thanks to them that I became a lights designer and now a Technical Director.ย  (But I still have a lot to learn though) Compared to those professional LD’s and TD’s. ๐Ÿ™‚

Anywhoo, this post has been on the “draft” side for a while now..ย  ( 06-26-13 )ย  Well these photos right here were taken by me while I was lighting the show. (Thank god for Multitasking skills) Though, there were a lot of b-e-a-utiful scenes that I just wanted to shoot but since I was doing booth shooting and lighting I couldn’t possibly click the shutter every second. Haha. ๐Ÿ˜€

BayaNiRizal, Formerly known as Ciento Cincuentaโ€”is a play-tribute to our National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal on his 150th death anniversaryโ€”this was my first production as an official member of this University-Theater company. Though It’s still considered as a work-in-progress but out of all USALT‘s plays, this has been one of those whom I consider as my baby.ย  Besides being the lights designer, I’ve also acted as the anti-“Donya Victorina”, co-written one of the plays “Ibarra” and we (my fellow batchmates) collaborated with the “Magulangs” (senior members) to stage this production. This has been one of my proud moments as a member.

So, there are nine short-plays and each run features five selected plays, so as not to drag the audience. These photos are the recently staged short-plays ;ย  “Ibarra” ,ย  “Sisa” , “Kapitan Tiyago” ,ย  “Maria Clara” and “Miss Philippines” (Miss Philippines is another shortplay coming from another production in USALT’s : Eksena 5)

— Okaaaay enough with the “my-on-and-on-chibbles” ——
No, but seriously this is play is awesome.ย  you could check everything else here —> USA Little Theater’s WordPress. & here USA Little Theater’s Facebook

DSLR used: Nikon D5100

Enjoy your day Blogger, Phlogger and Readers!
Aenri (Aah-Yen-Ree)

 

SEAFDEC, Guimaras Island

Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Centerย  (SEAFDEC)

After watching the movie YES OR NO 2ย  (Les movie) I’ve been addicted to Fisheries and Agriculture.ย  (Something Random)ย ย  —–ย  Anyway..ย  Hahahahaha..

Let’s move on..ย  On June 1, 2013 – My theater folks and I went to Guimaras for our “Year-end-celebration-vacation”
We were supposed to stay at Raymen Beach Resort but decided to stay on the other resort (Alubihod Cove) which was just right next to Raymen’s.ย  (I’ll try to make another separate post on both Raymen and Alubihod Cove)

This was my 2nd time in Guimaras with the USALTees (Theater Company). So we decided to go island hopping and visit the ones that we haven’t seen/been to.

After countless visits on the same island/caves every time I go Island Hopping.. This was the first time I’ve been to the SEAFDEC.. a 20 minute “PAMBOAT” ride from Alubihod beach. Since I was super thrilled and excited to roam around the area.. I took a lot of photos and forgot to take a good look at those big groupers (Lapu-Lapu) ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

– If you know Jennifer Lawrence the girl who portrayed Katniss Everdeenย in the movie The Hunger Games. During her interview with Ellen Degeneres she said that she wasn’t afraid of sharks but was afraid of a Grouper that was as big as a Volkswagen. – :Oย  (Here’s the link to that ep..)

(Usa Little Theater : WORDPRESS)
(Usa Little Theater : FACEBOOK)

Enjoy your day Blogger, Phlogger and Readers!
–ย Aenriย (Aah-Yen-Ree)

DSLR used: Nikon D3000