"a caterpillar doesn't just grow into a butterfly. a caterpillar must undergo metamorphosis, and a cocoon is where a caterpillar risks it all: enters total chaos, undergoes total rebuilding, and is born to a new way of living. only in taking the risk of entering that inert cocoon can the caterpillar go from dormancy to potency, from ugliness to beauty."

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

bicol trippix and through it all

a long weekend spent in the philippines' bicolandia

sharing 86 of the 1000+ pics (gasp!) taken while visiting caramoan, camarines sur and legazpi city in albay and the places in between and along the way with anthony and don and our new friends -- neil and rachel

places hit: naga city. sabang. guijalo. el centro, caramoan. paniman. lahos island. matukad island. balinan island. minalagos island. tabgon. lahuy island. cotivas island. sapitang lahi island. malilipot. legazpi city. daraga.

i missed the action in CWC but was able to catch up with the group in naga city (i told anthony and don that if they don't show up and meet me in naga for the caramoan-then-legazpi trip, i won't hesitate to have their names included in bicol's police blotter :D haha!)

why caramoan? it's the place of choice of survivor spain, survivor france, survivor israel, and survivor bulgaria -- yep, survivor the reality tv show

why legazpi city? to see mt. mayon in full glory and to try the zipline in lignon hill!

we have plans of going back to bicol for more of CWC, to see the butandings in donsol, sorsogon, and to explore parts of mayon while riding ATV's. hehe.

see you in my multiply for the rest of the photos and see you in the next trip(s) -- batanes days 2010 are coming near!

meanwhile, you gotta love experiencing,living, singing, hearing, and humming this...

You are forever in my life
You see me through the seasons
Cover me with Your hand
And lead me in Your righteousness

11.21.09 thank you, Lord for this big beautiful rainbow
picture was taken using my mobile phone while i was making my way out of batangas for manila | vantage point for this particular scene: the spacious vacant lot of the pamilihang bayan ng sto.tomas, batangas

And I look to You
And I wait on You

11.27.09 wow, rainbow!!! | sabang, camarines sur

I will sing to You, Lord
A hymn of love
For Your faithfulness to me

11.28.09 another rainbow sighting on a saturday afternoon | as seen from sapitang lahi island, caramoan, camarines sur

I'm carried in everlasting arms
You never let me go
Through it all

11.28.09 through it all! | the sky gifted us with this awesome sight of the sun rays as we raced for paniman from sapitang lahi island, caramoan, camarines sur


  1. Ang gaganda ng mga pics, Val! Grabe! Travel blog na jud ning imong blog! Makasuya. Hehehe:)

  2. may gas!
    Caramoan. I missed that in our trip last year.

    Great song btw.


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