“Book Review: Couplehood”

Paul Reiser. Well, you probably have heard this name before or perhaps, saw him on TV. He is best known for his role in the TV sitcom “Mad About You” and is also a writer, actor, author and musician. Aside from that, I concluded after reading this book that Mr. Paul Reiser has a fun sense of humor and an easy entertaining style of writing. Although I’ve read only one of his book,  I can say that he is a good writer and this is one of the best, funniest books I have ever read.

22708897_2012213972328044_8171216671239831552_n Couplehood, I read this book last year just after I bought it for only 100 pesos at the bookstore. And just last week, I was looking for something to distract me then I saw this “Couplehood” so I decided to read it again for the second time. Well, there’s no big life lessons here. Just those funny memoirs of what a couple really goes through. The ups and downs you get in a relationship, particularly marriage. And to be honest, I am not even married but I enjoyed reading the book. I  was like bursting with laughter on every page of it. Yes….because it was true to life in regards to relationships/marriage.

So young or old, married or not, with or without children, in a relationship or not, I would like to recommend this book to all of you.This is an absolute must read especially those who have been married for a long years. I guarantee that there will be at least one incident (I suppose not only one) on this book wherein you’ll nod your head and say “Gosh! that’s us”.

Also highly recommended to those who are in a relationship. Reading this comedy book will make you realize the power of love and why we crave for it so much.

That’s all for today and thank you  for reading this very short review. Have a good day.

 

Till then,

Al_Yolly ♥

Advertisements

“5 Amazing Tourist Spots in Sagada”

Hi! Sagada is one of the most popular travel destinations in Mountain Province. I suppose, you already heard several times this place which is being labeled as “The Shangri La of the Philippines”. I was born and raised in Sagada so I thought of sharing with you guys some of the tourist spots in my hometown. And since I am now staying here in Baguio, the last time I visited this place was 8 years ago so I’m planning to go home this All Saints Day. But before we proceed to the main topic, just a brief description, Sagada is one of the Municipalities in Mountain Province, a 12 hours ride from Manila and 5-6 hours ride from Baguio. Also, it is called as the “Pride of Mountain Province.”

So without further ado, here are the the 5 tourist spots which I think the most visited places in Sagada.

1.Kiltepan View Point

maxresdefault

Amazing view right!? This I can recommend for people who love activities outdoor . It would be better if you will be in a group for safety purposes. And you have to be here as early as 4:30 am to get a good spot to witness this breathtaking view. Also, this is definitely a highlight when you’re planning to visit Sagada.

Note: Be ready to wear jackets here because it’s early in the morning so it’s super cold.

2. Hanging Coffins

b093fd4cfc3dfc5493e824e1d0d6a30b--for-d-sagada

So we all know that hanging coffins are coffins which have been placed on cliffs. Here, you are required to take a guide even though the path is short and obvious because the trek is not easy so make sure you have a good guide with you. The guides are all professional so they can explain and give you an idea about the things that would make you more understand and appreciate the reason for this sacred practice. In addition, I urge everyone who plans to visit this place to ask a lot of questions about the history of the hanging coffins and you’ll be amaze to hear how this tradition still continue during recent times.
Note: Keep in mind that this is a solemn place so behave properly, keep the noise down, and respect the locals’ beliefs.

3. Sumaguing Cave 

20130513-sumaguin-waist-level-pool
Photo from Flicker. CTTO
sumaguing-cave-1.jpg
Photo from Flicker. CTTO

You cannot say you’ve been to Sagada if you didn’t visit Sumaguing cave. But to be honest, I have to say that this is only suitable for those who grew up in the mountain, physically fit and adventurous type as it could be scary if you’re not adventurous. Also, there are no safety equipments to be provided. However, this is still a highly recommended as long as you are prepared to accept the risk. And for everyone’s safety, I don’t recommend you guys to bring kids inside.

Note: Be sure to bring extra clothes as water flows everywhere so you might get wet. And you might as well want to try the swimming pool inside.

4. Bomod-ok Falls

bomod_ok_falls_by_litrato_mjcalub-d3d9adc
Photo from Flicker. CTTO

Bomod-Ok Falls is another attraction Sagada has to offer. In order to get here, you need to hike for 1 hour and 3o minutes and the trek is fairly straightforward, down a long series of concrete steps. You can also witness a stunning views of the valley and rice terraces all around.

Note: Be sure not to bring a heavy bag and to bring only important items with you. A cap to use as shade from the sun, water, food, and extra clothes. Be prepared to hike about 2-3 hours (back and forth).

5. Lake Danum/ Danum Lake

15940726_1354510594590257_3274408476166876166_n.jpg
 (c) Marciana Bengtayen
15965875_1354551131252870_6170797751179778677_n
(c) Marciana Bengtayen

If Kiltepan is for sunrise, then lake danum is for sunset. It’s a lake in the mountain. Lake Danum is located between Sagada and Besao and a perfect place for picnics and walks as it can be accessed by the road or by the trails. It is best to come here for the sunset because the area is just so picturesque. Also, the lake is good for photography because of the reflective waters. However, it is not fit for swimming.

Note: The lake is small but it is very peaceful and quite. You would love to stay longer because of it’s very relaxing view.

And there you go! There are still a lot of things to do and to discover in Sagada. You may also visit Pottery House, Pongas/Pungas Falls, Echo Valley, Marlboro Mountain, Blue Soil and a lot more.

 

Thank you for reading.

Till then.

Al_Yolly ♥

“A Special Love- Nurtured Yet Torn”

It all started so well when we were young

A perfect time, a perfect match

A perfect story, a love sublime

I met your gaze tantalizing blink

Dazed by your wit, dulcet voice so sweet

The warmth of your hands around my waist

We hugged all night and seem not to care

Then distance feel in between- it was ruined!

I gave in and gave my all

Everything- even my soul

Now, I’m alone in the darkroom of toil

Teary eyed as you were my world

You were my felicity and now a tainted glass

Our love became hopeless and then became a trash

Fear of losing you- torments in a dash

The smiles, the lies- agony of a lass!

This excruciating pain, again and again!

Still many WHY’S, how this had been?

Me? Or you’re just weak as the broken string!?

Plans together- shattered and forgotten!

To hold on still? or let go then?

A special love, nurtured yet torn- once magical, now ruined!

But love is love when endures to stand

Despite a storm that shakes and blasts

It doesn’t rattle when troubles strike

For love is kind, forgiving and right

And yet still, would there be hope!?

Would there be hope!?

Thank you for reading!

Till then,

Al_Yolly ♥

Disclaimer: Photo grabbed from Pinterest. Credit goes to the rightful owner.

“Comeback Post: Random Quotes Part V”

Hi! So this is one of my first ones blog post after almost a two months break away from my blog due to many reasons – priorities, exhaustion and most of all, lack of self motivation. However, now finally is the time for me to make a comeback to blogging. Motivated, pumped and ready than ever before.

Yes! I have to admit that before, I am one of those “never been the most active blogger” but I really hope that it will going to change. And of course, I want to congratulate myself because most people who decide to take a break from blogging never actually make a comeback so, congrats Yolly! Hahaha.

​So while I am sitting here with a cup of coffee, I decided to share with you guys these another batch of my written quotes that  I’ve been writing during my almost two months break from blogging. I hope you guys will enjoy reading them.

That’s all for today. I will be posting more on my future blog post. Thank you for reading!

 

Till then,

Al_Yolly ♥