Tuesday, March 31, 2009

My sleepy trip to Cebu

Yesterday, I attended a seminar in Cebu. It wasn't actually in Cebu City but in Lapulapu City, Mactan Island.

My flight was at 7:00 AM. Normally, I am at the airport at least 2 hours before departure time. But, this time, I arrived at the airport 45 minutes before the departure time. I overslept due to lack of sleep the night before. We came home from our Bagac, Bataan outing at close to midnight. As soon as I buckled up, I slept; and, I almost didn’t feel the touch down in Cebu.

From Cebu airport, I proceeded straight to the seminar venue, which is just some blocks away. It’s a whole day affair. I was very sleepy most of time; hence, I didn’t absorb everything that had been discussed. I’ve gone to and fro the coffee station for a countless times. I thought I’d drunk about a dozen cups of brewed coffee to keep me awake. I asked my companion to tap me whenever he saw me asleep.

After the seminar, my companion and I went to the hotel, which is just a stone throw away. We ate our dinner, drank a few rounds of beer and gone to bed early. My eyes were already closing.

In the morning, I woke up at about 7:00 AM and felt refreshed. After eating our breakfast, I packed my things and proceeded to the airport for my flight back to Manila.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Outing to Sun Moon Beach Resort

The weather is weird. It's already summer; but, it's still raining! Rain or shine, it's summer all right!

About almost a month ago, we'd planned of having an outing tomorrow up to Monday. But, it was canceled as I'm going to Cebu City on Monday early morning. But, wifey's unstoppable and persistent. He he he . . . Today, she called up her sister, our niece-in-law, my sister and invited them to have a day trip to Sun Moon Beach Resort in Bagac, Bataan. Her sister and our niece-in-law immediately accepted the invitation. My sister didn't want to come due to her recent surgery.

Oh, by the way, we just came home from the grocery!

Let's have fun and hit the beach!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

The new Bacolod City Hall

Last February 9, I went to Bacolod City, the City of Smiles, to discuss with the City Treasurer the increase in its business tax rates, which is effective this year. My colleagues in the city accompanied me to the Treasurer’s Office at the ground floor of the City Hall. The good Treasurer explained to us the rationale of the increase and informed us that there’s a public hearing about the increase in tax rates at 2:00 PM in the new City Hall. So, the city has currently two city halls.

After eating our lunch, we proceeded to the new City Hall to attend the public hearing. Upon seeing the new City Hall, I was very much impressed with it.

The new City Hall edifice

The flagpole and fountain

The Session Hall