Monday, February 25, 2013

Photo Blog: BookSail's Plates for Books

Food, music, people, and a worthwhile cause. What a fun and wonderful night it was!

Seventy seven beautiful people attended Plates for Books, a benefit dinner for the 333 schoolchildren of Palumbanes Elementary School in Palumbanes Island, Caramoran, Catanduanes. This was the first event held for our BookSail project in which we have succeeded in gathering a substantial amount of money that will be used to purchase the books for the kids.

I would like to personally thank everyone who were there last Saturday night, and special thanks to Eph, Jha, Kiks and Madel of Mirage Manila for making the event possible. Thank you also to those who brought in books and school materials during the event. Your overwhelming support for the project brings warmth to my heart. Thank you. It was a pleasure meeting y'all, hanggang sa muli po!  :)

Here are some of the still images captured during that memorable night.

With my friends Eph  Aguilar and Jha Bobis of Mirage Manila, the event organizer

Discussing (with a huge smile) the history of BookSail, and the current and future projects. 
Meeting for the first time fellow Bicol Universitarian Alumni

Saturday, February 23, 2013

BookSail Update: Plates for Books happening tonight!

Tonight, all roads will lead to BookSail's event -- Plates for Books! :)

Some 70+ awesome people (ahem! ^_^) will be meeting up tonight, February 23, 7p.m., at St. Honore Clubhouse in Quezon City, for a benefit dinner for the 333 schoolchildren from Palumbanes Island in Caramoran, Catanduanes. All the proceeds will be used to purchase books and school material for the kids. :)

There'll be food, music, and a lot of sharing of ideas for the cause.  I'm super excited, and I can't wait to meet everyone! 

Friday, February 8, 2013

Sorsogon's ParaParaParadise: Subic Beach and Tikling Island

There's more to Sorsogon than just Butanding (whale shark) watching! This province in Bicol offers a plethora of awesome sights and adventures -- from trekking to surfing; island-hopping to firefly-watching; chasing caverns to sight-seeing waterfalls; and diving with manta rays to visiting old and charming churches.  They have them all!

During my visit in Sorsogon late last year, I  tried island-hopping and surfing. And that weekend there left me wanting for more! :)

Angel and I spent 15-hour looooong bus ride from Manila to Matnog. This small town in Sorsogon, which is the southernmost part of Luzon, is the jump-off point to our first destination -- Calintaan Island. We were told that this island has very little amenities so we  made sure we come in prepared. Before sailing off, we bought foods and water in the market near the port.

From Matnog proper, a motorized boat took us to Subic Beach (never to be confused with the one in Zambales). This beach located in Calintaan Island is gaining popularity among tourists for its pink white sand.
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