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Grace Changes Everything – ENCS Music

July 29th, 2015 No comments
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11,000 DOGS VACCINATED: Bgy. volunteers help to make Naga rabies-free

July 27th, 2015 No comments
he local government unit here is waging a good fight against rabies.
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Mykonos & Santorini

July 23rd, 2015 No comments
My friends were saying how wonderful and captivating Santorini was. This was a few years ago but I've always considered that part of Greece so dear that it might be worth just going to others places where I can make my money stretch out a bit more.

As things go, one of my friend wanted a destination wedding and I'd (probably drunkenly) promise I'd help so I did. The wedding will be in Santorini next year so we went to scout for places and make a holiday out of it by seeing Mykonos as well.

Arrived at night but went for a walk the next morning and greeted by this



 There were a fair amount of cruise ships docking in Mykonos (and Santorini to be honest) mostly Americans, those we've talked to are friendly but unless you've made a drunken promise as well I wouldn't suggest going on one





 We went to the ruins of Delos. I've never really heard of the place until the night before we went so wasn't expecting anything. Return ticket is about 18 Euros and there was a 5 Euro entrance fee.








Ruins, indeed
  The image underneath is what you think it is. It's suppose to be for luck or something - Greeks aren't shy.
 Went home at 3-ish as the sun was becoming unbearable.
 We did what I consider as the best bit of my holidays. Chill, eat some nibbles, drink some lager and people watch.


 The next day, we decided to got the beaches. Enjoy the sunset. Top up the tan, I love the Filipino color. Just have that summery glow. Unfortunately, staying in England means the lack of sun made me look a bit pale.

 Agrari Beach
Sit down fee of 15 Euros meant I will chill out here as long as my soul and bum is settled

Agrari is a nude-friendly beach. Mooning isn't part of the deal..haha

 We wanted to see as many of the beaches as possible so left late in the afternoon to try and find a cool spot to watch the sunset.
 This one is fairly close to Mykonos town. No sit down fee but a lot, a lot of people.




 We went next to one of the local's beaches. Hey, they should know the cool spot to hang.

Our trust ATV's made sure we look cool getting lost.

 
Found this really posh hotel/bar that had a killer view. 


Our first chilled out sunset in Santorini




Refreshments were only a few yards back




The lovely engaged couple
Went back to Mykonos town for dinner. As always, it was picture perfect


 Tourist bits to check off on our third day.


Compulsory windmill pictures



Pensive about the state of the Greek economy?

 Apparently, one of the best places to watch the sunset and the windmills is in Little Venice harbour.











And wer'e off to Santorini.We booked the fast ferry but, my god, for some reason the engines were under repair so it wasn't really fast. Did we get compensation? No. Parang style Pinas lang

The ship stopped by one of the islands, Naxos. Almost half the people alighted on this island, leaving the seats very open. I got a whole row to myself. :)


And then Santorini. We stayed in Firostefani, which I would suggest over Oia (the touristy part)
The sunset is nicer, it's cheaper...just not as popular as Oia.
Views can be deceiving. Underwhelming in some parts..
then...
Boom













The Souvlaki sold the cheapest meal on this part of Santorini. About 3 Euros for this chicken Souvlaki. It was simple and tasty.




Went on a catamaran cruise which cost about 95 Euros , that would include dinner and the sunset view from the Caldera



Oia
This is the heavily tourist part of the island. We went in summer so there were loads of people and it was really, really sunny at noon.




We went back to Firostefani to see our last sunset. We got the champagne out and drank from the hotel balcony.
It was a bit cloudy and one of the locals said it would even be more spectacular when you see the sun reflecting on the sea. It was good enough for me...
Until next year for the actual wedding...
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Naga romps away as No. 1 most competitive component city nationwide

July 23rd, 2015 No comments
This city, which has been dubbed as the “Center of Good Governance” since the incumbency of its former mayor, romped away with a sweep of the major awards in the recent rankings of most competitive and dynamic local governments throughout the country.
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CAO hailed for satisfactory auditing operations

July 23rd, 2015 No comments
The city government of Naga has been recognized by the Association of Government Internal Auditors, Inc. (AGIA) as strong partner in furthering the core values of public service.
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The View From Here

July 17th, 2015 No comments
Con·do·min·i·um noun from Latin con-, “together with,” and dominium, “right of ownership.” The concrete frames, like bones, remain exposed to the sun. There is no sign of breathing, but it...

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Christian & Melissa

July 15th, 2015 No comments

JIM-&-SAAB-57d

? YOU WILL HEAR THUNDER
AND REMEMBER ME,AND THINK:
SHE WANTED STORMS
.
The rim of  sky will be the color of hard crimson,
& your heart, as it was then,
WILL BE ON FIRE.
? [1]
CHRISTIAN & MELISSA-4b

CHRISTIAN & MELISSA-8d

CHRISTIAN & MELISSA-9c

“My friend walks soft as a weaving on the wind
He backlights my dreams
He has built altars beside my bed
I awake in the smell of his hair & cannot remember
HIS NAME . OR MY OWN
.”[2]
CHRISTIAN & MELISSA-13f

CHRISTIAN & MELISSA-25e

CHRISTIAN & MELISSA-12c

I LOVE YOUR S I L E N C E S-THEY ARE LIKE MINE_
CHRISTIAN & MELISSA-16

_ you are the only being before whom I am not distressed by my own silences. YOU HAVE A VEHEMENT SILENCE, one feels it is charged with essences,
CHRISTIAN & MELISSA-19c

_it is a strangely alive silence, like a trap open over a well, from which one can hear the secret murmur of the earth itself. “[3]
CHRISTIAN & MELISSA-31b

CHRISTIAN & MELISSA-15c

CHRISTIAN & MELISSA-10c

CHRISTIAN & MELISSA-24b

CHRISTIAN & MELISSA-23b

CHRISTIAN & MELISSA-18

CHRISTIAN & MELISSA-11c

“Close your mouth, block off your senses
blunt your sharpness, untie your knots,
soften your glare, settle your dust
THIS IS THE PRIMAL IDENTITY.”[4]
CHRISTIAN & MELISSA-27b

CHRISTIAN & MELISSA-20f

CHRISTIAN & MELISSA-22c

CHRISTIAN & MELISSA-14c

CHRISTIAN & MELISSA-28

CHRISTIAN & MELISSA-21c

? I AM A WHEEL. AS I RISE, I carry you along with me, a heady, dizzying spin toward the sweet oceans of eternity _
CHRISTIAN & MELISSA-1d

CHRISTIAN & MELISSA-17

CHRISTIAN & MELISSA-5c

“On wings of flames we sink into the sea of love. MAY WE BURN FOREVER LIKE BEES IN HONEY _
CHRISTIAN & MELISSA-29b

_ who does not wish for that delirium to last forever? ? [5]
CHRISTIAN & MELISSA-2d

CHRISTIAN & MELISSA-6d

? WIPE OUT THE SKY TONIGHT, SMEAR DARKNESS ON THE STARS _
CHRISTIAN & MELISSA-32

_ BLOT OUT THE MOON in the slough of sleeplessness.
Cover your eyes & come through the web of the wind,
DROWN THE NOISE
of the strides of the night-veiled sea
_
CHRISTIAN & MELISSA-7c

_ TO TAKE MY BREATH AWAY
at each your soundless footfall.

In the quiet-quelled night – let us meet mouth to mouth
Upon the summit of sleeplessness_
.
SHATTER YOUR WORLD, SCATTER IT IN THE SKY,
AND COME TO ME IN THE DARK
JIM-&-SAAB-57d

{ CHRISTIAN YAP X MELISSA YEUNG } | HMU+STYLING > LEI PONCE | GOWN > POPO GO | QUOTES [1] ANNA AKHMATOV [2] DIANE DI PRIMA [3] ANAIS NIN [4] LAO TZU [5] RIKKI DUCORNET [6] BISHNU DEY

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LGU Naga marks Nutrition Month with fun-filled events

July 10th, 2015 No comments
The Naga City Population and Nutrition Office (NCPNO) here is preparing a set of 12 events to mark this year’s Nutrition Month.
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