Saturday, August 18, 2007
Cagbalete Island is a 1,640.4874-hectare property located east of Quezon Province (in Luzon, north of the Philippines). Part of Mauban, Quezon, it rests along the waters of Lamon Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Although all areas of the island are privately-owned, the southwestern part of it is populated by a number of Visayan fisherfolks who have settled in the idle lands. Known as "Sabang", this fishing village can be estimated to be populated by over a thousand people. These people have learned to live through by earning money from fishing, farming (there are ricefields in certain areas), woodcutting, getting lumber and copra, and drying/ processing seaweeds..
Cagbalete or "Cabalete" in some maps, is truly a rare jewel. It is home to a number of species of land animals and sea creatures. Kingfishers, parrots, eagles, and other uncommon birds can usually be seen flying over the area of the island. It is also the habitat of the coconut crab or “kuray” (the Cagbalete favorite), starfishes, “alimasag”, “umang”, etc., and a long time ago, the “pawikan” (giant sea turtle). For divers and snorkeling-fanatics, underwater exploration is a treat with the diverse and colorful marine life that can be discovered beneath the rocks and corals.
The changing of tides is very evident in Cagbalete. During low tide, the waters can move as far back as 1 kilometer, leaving the shore dry and exposing all the rocks and corals that may be underneath. The low tide-high tide cycle occurs twice in a day, so if there is low tide during lunch time, high tide will come late in the afternoon, and the next low tide will occur at midnight, depending on the season.
I settled and study here during my childhood days. I am grade 5 that time. We are living besides my mother classroom (Elementary) going to my school which is one hour walk. Imagine walking one hour a day for one school day, that patient right? Anyway, walking in this place make me declared that this place is a Mystique as Siquijor. This the place where i got the present color of my skin. During saturday and sunday, we will go to the beach which start in the morning. Get lunch then go back again in the beach. We will go back in our house in the afternoon, probable 4 to 5 pm.
The fishes are sometime free because of my mother who are teacher in that barangay. Hey i got gf there as early as grade 5 ha. Well Cagbalete experience is a life time that i can not forget. I promised to myself, i will visit there one day.
What is the nice day is simply the white sands, the warm and hospitable residence and of course the secret at the back of the island. Its scary during my younger year, imagine walking alone, circling half of the island he he he.
Hope Maubanin will visit this island one day. Have some trekking and i guaranteed, this is future and challenge to Boracay and Bohol beaches.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Maubanog Festival is a seven day cultural extravaganza that features the town's colorful history amiable people, tasty cuisine and of course, its locally fermented only-in-Mauban nipa wine! Known for its unique aroma and tangy taste, the nipa wine, popularly known as lambanog, is one of Mauban's top agricultural produce.
Fermented for a number of weeks from nipa leaves, local wine makers from some 20 barangays of Mauban sell their produce locally and yet are looking forward to selling overseas as the present administration ties up with the Department of Science and Technology and the Department of Agriculture to improve its taste and explore a myriad of possibilities. And yes, Maubanin wine makers are looking forward to the annual Maubanog Festival as its number one salesman as its number one salesman, as its number one creator of opportunity for Mauban lambanog to be known internationally! Thus, Maubanog festival is a most anticipated event in Mauban.
It's carnival! It's the most joyous moment in Mauban! With activities that include a boat race, a street dancing competition, a wine drinking contest, a singing competition, a street party and concert, a benefit ball, an agricultural exhibit, a cultural presenstation, a fireworks display, and a lot more, Maubanog Festival says a mounthful about the people of Mauban and also of Quezon Province: they love to party and party they do! With an estimated 50, 000 local and foreign visitors every MAubanog Festival, this event promises a host of possibilities for those who would want to partake a life that is fun filled and unique! Only in Mauban. Only where fiesta is a way of life. 40 barangays. 79,450 people.
One town. One vision. One Maubanog Festival. Taas Noo! Maubanin Tayo!
The Municipality of Mauban (Filipino: Bayan ng Mauban) is a first class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 50,134 people in 10,336 households. In 2000, a coal power plant was opened to bring consistent power to the area. This coal power plant's name was Quezon Power Plant that was named also as Covanta Energy Philippines.ding to the 2000 census, it has a population of 50,134 people in 10,336 households. In 2000, a coal power plant was opened to bring consistent power to the area. This coal power plant's name was Quezon Power Plant that was named also as Covanta Energy Philippines.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
If you watch the tabloids, you know that even the stars have bad hair days. It just seems that when the professional stylists are out of the picture, it is inherently human to have a less than glamorous mane. But you can do your part to stay ahead of the battle by following these great tips for hair care:
1. Use a professional conditioner that is formulated for your specific hair type. While you can skimp a little on the shampoo, a good, professional conditioner is a must have. Look for products in salons that are customized for your hair type. For instance: If you have color or a perm, choose a conditioner that is for chemically processed hair. And stay away from those all-in-one shampoo and conditioner combos.
2. Choose a cut tailored to your face and body shape. The number one mistake that people make when choosing a new hairstyle is to pick a style based on popularity rather than how it will enhance their features. Always choose a new cut based on how it will enhance or detract from your facial features and build. If you have broad shoulders, choose a full-bodied cut over a close cropped head hugging doo.
3. Don't forget your UV protectants. Just as your skin gets damaged by wind and sun, so does your hair. To combat this, look for finishing products such as mousses, gels and sprays that block UV rays.
4. Keep your appointments. Did you know that your hair will split faster than it will grow? You need to get a trim every 6 to 8 weeks, even if it's just a micro trim. A good hairdresser makes them good because they know what to leave on the head, not take off.
5. Leave chemicals to the professionals. There is a reason why beauticians need to go to school to learn how to handle chemicals and hair processes. You can do irreparable damage with these products even if the package says that it's way easy. And even if you don't make your hair fall out, you could end up looking like a clown and paying a stylist big bucks to fix your mess. (Note: Most stylists charge double the rate for corrective color than they do for normal color processes)
6. Get color for interest and body. Every cut needs a little bit of color to make it truly breathtaking. No matter whether your taste is subtle or dramatic, you can add interest and volume to your tresses with a color process. Highlights, lowlights, all over color, gray coverage, you name it, it's all good for your look.
7. Do weekly conditioning treatments. Even if your hair is extremely healthy, it is constantly on the attack from wind, sun, cold and heat. During the summer months, your hair is battered even more when it absorbs chlorine and other chemicals from your pool.
8. Get an ionic ceramic flat iron. Instead of frying your hair with a conventional metal plated flat iron. Straighten your tresses, add shine and infuse moisture with one of the a negative ionic flat irons. We personally use T3 irons for all our work.
9. Choose your styling products wisely. Avoid products that leave build-up on your hair. If you see white gunk, that means that your product is not water-soluble and may be coating your hair shaft. Build-up causes limpness, breakage and inability to curl not to mention the white flakes.
10. Did you know that if you use a towel after your shower to dry your hair you are causing split ends and adding static electricity to your hair. Don't rub the towel back and forth over your hair, scrunch the towel around your hair like your would scrunch crackers in your soup.
Sunday, August 12, 2007
It could be remember that Penalosa lost fight recently. Unfair scoring yet that is included in the game. Let us celebrate for these Champion.
I just visited our town last Christmas. To my disappointment, i did not find my high school friend neither my gang. I stay in my tambayan (basketball court, church ni St Bounaventure,) for an hour yet i find no one. The most hurting is that i could not recognized the town dweller anymore. How many years since i left this dear town? I think after high school and some some short visits during yuletide season. The longest is when i started working (after college of couse) that is 1997 until now 2007, i seldom visit my hometown. Gosh our town is like a gosh town to me. I am sorry to compare it with other places that i visited like, Baguio, Bicol, Negros, Bohol, Cebu, Samar (like our town its primitive too) and the mystique Siquijor.
Where are the original Maubanin now. How are you doing people because i missed the old town and the old people.
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