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Swimming with the Dolphin

The best travel of my life to date is my experience when I went to Ozamis. This is i think the cheapest way to have an encounter with the Dolphins. They are so playful that they swim with you. Too close that you have to back out as to not to get too close to them. I want to go back soon :)

%s7My NEXT stop%s*

Sakay na! Biyahe tayo!

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain

Im starting my engine now. Looking forward for VT meetings and travels!!!

My First VT meeting and more meet..

In 2006, I signed up at Virtual Tourist, the site that always pops up whenever I'm doing research of my travel whereabouts. I never thought that it is not just an internet site but a group of travellers with one common interest which is TRAVELLING. It was only in May 2008 when I first made an appearance to a VT Meet that was followed by more meet. Meeting, Travelling and Enjoying the things the world to offer. For going to a year now being active, Im very much thankful to all the wonderful VT People. Hope to meet you all and travel with you SOON : )

VT Meet 2012

February 12, 2012 A pre-meet Dinner at Barbara's Restaurant in Intramuros

VT Meet 2010

February 9, 2010 meeting my BFF's BFF Vince with Liza and her friend at Makati

January 8, 2010 started with a BANG! Meeting the Big Man of Virtual Tourist by having the first VT Meet for 2010. Mr. G announces the 10th year of VT existence, indeed this calls for a celebration. Yey!!!

VT Meet 2009

October 16, 2009
Goradora Despedida Dinner. My BFF missmarianne is leaving for work in Indonesia. It was also the reunion of Pulag babies "Climb for a cause" Gora. Happened at the Foodcourt of SM Megamall featuring the "tusok-tusok" menu (friend dumplings). Joining the Party are jonx, winnie, benjamine, haxel and of course emkei. Ooooppsss... BAM also was there. He drank a lot of San Miguel Beer. We missed Ove : (

September 30,2009
I pursue my plan to celebrate my birthday. Its a celebration of Life and Happyness. A lot of things to be thankful. I invited a few friends and of course VT friends.

My VT Meets

Mi Familia

See Mi Familia
From right to left:
Alberto, my Dad
Annabelle, my Mom
Annabeth, Eldest sister
Isabelle, my Brother's eldest and only daughter
Cherree, youngest sister, carrying her daughter Lia
Allan, my brother, with Franco, the elder twin
Beck, my Sister-in-law, with Carlo, the younger twin

Common Interest: Eating, Malling and Travelling

WHO???? ME???

Im Barbie a.k.a. barbie_sunrise A reserved-type of person. One may find me silent and shy but im more of a listener though i can always breaks my silence with a nerve-wracking joke or a very serious comment (seriously...). I love travelling and taking photos.

Why sunrise? I love looking at the sunrise though I often missed it. Sunrise means ...... the sun is rising. Did I got it right??? : ) According to the lyrics of one of my favorite christian song, Sunrise takes away the darkness.

Im a traveller by genes. Me and my Siblings grew up going around the Philippines dragged by our mom as she works for a Government Agency. The most unforgettable memory that i had was going to a remote area in Mindoro with no water and no electricity. I wished that my mom's work will be done as soon as possible. he! he! Another is when I first experience going to Baguio in the early morning and leaving late at night going back to Manila.

Im also an Internist. Been in the medical industry for years now. Right now, working as a Dialysis Doctor opens my mind how lucky I am and my Family.

Here are my Advices:

Travel and Explore as much as you can

Drink water as much as you can

Eat moderately but tasting is good

Exercise now ( I wished)

because taking the chance is what you should grab. When its too late, sometimes its the end of the road. No turning back...

barbie_sunrise and friends_sunrise

be part of my sunrise collection : )

My Last Stop

November 28- December 1, 2013 Ozamis-Dapitan-DIpolog

November 10-13, 2013 Siquijor

September 29, 2013 Taal Heritage Tour

September 15-19, 2013 Beijing, China

June 20-24, 2013 Surigao-Butuan

May 25-29, 2013 Hong Kong

April 17-22, 2013 Taiwan

April 15-16, 2013 Baler

April 14, 2013 Cavinti Underground River and Caves Complex

March 14-17, 2013 Tuguegarao and Palaui Island

March 3, 2013 Pico de Loro Traverse

February 23-24, 2013 Baguio

February 17, 2013 Mount Batulao

February 10, 2013 Mount Manabu

February 3, 2013 Oslob, Cebu

December 30, 2012- January 2, 2013 New Year's in Boracay

My Travel Dreams

My dream destinations before I die. But I guess I will not die yet because there is a lot of places to discover!! Thanks God!!!

Opera House and Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Empire State Building, New York, USA

Macau (checked)

Bali, Indonesia

Tubbataha reef, Palawan

Apo reef, San Jose, Mindoro (checked)

Pagudpod (checked)

My "T" list
Aside from the above list, I also wanted to see interesting place listed

Kota Kinabalu (Checked)

Malaysia (Penang and Langkawi)

South Korea (Hopefully this December 2010)

Beijing China


What else??? Many to mention : )

My Travel Souveniers???

1. Pictures... Pictures... Pictures...!!!! of course, catching the sunrise

2. My name printed on the Sand

3. Shirts and Coins

BAM! BAM! BAM! Where are you going???
Bam is HERE!!!

My Past Travels

February 2-5, 2012 Leyte-Samar

December 2-3, 2011 All Girls Getaway 2 Casa Ibiza, Antipolo

October 3-4, 2011 All Girls Getaway 1 Chatue Royale, Tagaytay

September 25-28, 2011 Boracay

September 5-12, 2011 Korea

August 18-21, 2011 Puerto Princesa- El Nido

May 23-24, 2011 Talamahi Resort, Batangas

May 19-20, 2011 Island Cove, Cavite

May 7-9, 2011 Apo Reef - Pandan Island, Mindoro

April 30- May 2, 2011 Polilio Island

April 10-11, 2011 Anawangin Cove, Zambales
March 23-30, 2011 South Korea

March 6-7, 2011 Tagaytay

February 1-5, 2011 Mount Apo Climb - Davao

December 13-28, 2010 South Korea

December 5, 2010 QC International Marathon (21K!!)

September 23-27, 2010 Malaysia-Singapore 2

September 9-13, 2010 Camiguin- Cagayan de Oro

August 29, 2010 Mount Batulao

August 15, 2010 Mount Maculot

August 1, 2010 Pico de Loro

July 1, 2010 Calaruega, Nasugbo, Batangas and Tagaytay Royale

June 27, 2010 Surprise Partey at La Mesa EcoPark

June 13-14, 2010 Freedom Climb at Mount Tarak

May 29-30, 2010 Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte

May 23, 2010 Villa Escudero (NSI Company)

May 1-5, 2010 Camarines Invasion (Calaguas-Caramoan-CWC)

April 25-27, 2010 Baguio-Sagada

April 5-6, 2010 Talamahi Beach Resort, Lian Batangas

March 30- April 2, 2010 Coron, Palawan

March 13, 2010La Mesa Ecopark, Quezon City

February 24-28, 2010 Climbapalooza 2010
Kota Kinabalu

February 7, 2010 The Fort, Makati
My first 21 K Marathon. I Ran for the Dolphins!!!

January 24-26, 2010 Ilo-ilo and Guimaras
My post stress gora.

January 9-10, 2010 Buntot Palos, Laguna

Travels 2009

November 29-30, 2009 Nagsasa Cove, Zambales

September 12-18, 2009 Kuala Lumpur-Singapore-Melacca

August 28-31, 2009 Northern Cebu Islands Malapascua Island Bantayan Island

Me as VA @ Euromeet 2009

July 2, 2009 Pinatubo Part 2

May 30-31, 2009 Nephro System Philippines Company Outing at Golden Sunset, Calatagan Batangas

May 24-25, 2009 Family Island Cove Day at Cavite

May 10, 2009 Pinatubo, Capas Tarlac

May 7, 2009 Olongapo

April 12-15, 2009 Bicol Express

April 9-10, 2009 Pampanga Holy Week Observance

April 5-9, 2009 Mt. Pulag Climb "Perspire to Inspire" and VT @ Sagada

February 20-24, 2009
Visayas Escapade (Bacolod, Guimaras, Ilo-Ilo and Dumaguete)

January 25, 2009 Calaruega- Tagaytay

My Travels 2008

December 20-26, 2008 Banaue-Sagada-Baguio

November 30, 2008 Gulugod Baboy Mountain Treck

November 9, 2008 Taal Crater Adventure

October 31, 2008- November 2, 2008 Padre Burgos, Quezon

October 5-7, 2008 Anawangin, Zambales

September 7-14, 2008 Hong Kong- Macau

July 25-27, 2008 Matuod Beach Resort, Lian, Batangas

July 5-6, 2008 Uacon, Candelaria, Quezon

June 13-15, 2008 Cagbalete Island, Mauban, Quezon Province

May 31 - June 1 ,2008 Anawangin Cove, San Antonio, Zambales

May 1-2, 2008 Mariveles, Bataan

April 12-13, 2008 Pangasinan-Baguio

March 20-23, 2008 Pampanga- Nueva Ecija

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