Kuala Lumpur via Cebu Pacific

We interrupt our regular programming for this awesome announcement I received in the mail today:

Introducing [tag]Cebu Pacific[/tag]‘s newest regional destination. . . KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA!

Fly from MANILA TO KUALA LUMPUR (vice versa) for only 1,499 pesos one-way!

Visit the truly Asian capital and experience the unique fusion of cultural heritage, colorful festivals and endless shopping on our introductory fare.

HURRY, catch the KUALA LUMPUR SEAT SALE from October 11 – 18, 2006 only! Travel period is from November 30, 2006 to January 31, 2007.

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What a difference 12 hours make

Seventeen hours ago, I was lying on my back, soaking in some UV rays in the gorgeous white beach of Alona, Panglao, Bohol.

Fourteen hours ago, I opened my pink Emily the Strange pouch and commented how roomy it was.

Thirteen hours ago, I realized why said pouch was so roomy: my MP3 player wasn’t in it.
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Category: Everything Travel, Philippines
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Lomprayah High Speed Catamaran

Lomprayah High Speed CatamaranI booked two trips with Lomprayah: A one-day snorkelling trip to Ko Tao and Ko Nangyuan from Ko Samui, and transfer to Bangkok from Ko Pha Ngan.

I booked with Lomprayah because…their boat looks good. Yeah, I think that’s it.

Seriously though, I picked them because I thought the boats look good, can stand swelling waves and doesn’t look too old.
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Category: Ko Nangyuan, Ko Pha Ngan, Ko Samui, Reviews, Thailand
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Let’s go to Sint Maarten!

I have to admit that I often have strange reasons for wanting to go to a certain destination.

For example, I wanted to go to Ko Samui because I discovered that’s where you can see Hin Ta and Hin Yai (Grandfather and Grandmother stone). But I got lazy and opted to catch up on all the sleep I’ve been missing. Hey, at least I have a valid reason for wanting to go back to Samui, right?

I also have this urge to go to Cairns, for AJ Hackett’s Bungy, Le Marche in Italy because I read about it in a click lit, and to Bratislava for reasons I’d rather not go into.

The newest destination in my list is Sint Maarten (St. Martin), an island in the Caribbean:

Isn’t that lovely? Don’t you just want to get your ass there and take your chance at getting run over by a 747? *giddy with excitement*

Check out the other videos over at YouTube, though be warned that you’ll be hearing a lot of “holy shit” uttered over and over. There’s also a great collection of pictures in this site.

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Metroblogging Manila

You may be wondering why I don’t post much about Manila, my grimy, dirty, lovable city. That’s because I write about my city over at the Manila Metroblog.

Metroblogging is “the largest and fastest growing network of city-specific blogs on the Web.” There are currently around 50 cities in the Metroblog network, among them Bangkok, San Fransisco, Singapore, Rio de Janeiro, Paris, Berlin and New York City.

It’s a great place to know more about a city you’re thinking of visiting: see the city though a local or an expat’s eyes; get ideas where to shop and dine; read about what’s happening as it unfolds (like in the case of Hurricane Katrina, the London Bombings, the Kashmir Earthquake, Dawson College Shooting and most recently, the Thailand Coup).

Whether you’re researching for your trip or just looking for new blogs to add to your RSS, do check out the Metroblogs.

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Category: Geek stuff, Manila, Philippines
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