Monday, February 23, 2009

Day Three-Clark, Angeles, Pampanga

We woke up around 8am, Balloon Fiesta ended yesterday, so we decided to stroll inside Clark, to see what in store for us, besides the the HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL, we passed by our fave, FRIENDSHIP HWAY, then headed first to chapel of St. Remedies(if i got that correctly, to pray for safety and guidance, then We visited all the leisure park and must see resorts inside Clarkfield, shoppping at Duty Free.Then we headed back to the hotel, packed our things and checked out. Last stop is SM Clark, have our lunch, pasalubongs, check tires, break and buckle up and drive safely.

Whew! Back to reality, back to Metro Manila....


Bye Clark, Bye Balloon....See you next year!

enjoy the pix

Day Two-14th Hot Air Balloon Fiesta Feb 15, 2009

We woke up very early, to get a rare chance to see the huge balloon fly in the air. We leave the hotel at 5:15am and headed to Air Force City, nakupo, ang dami ng tao, super traffic agad at ang tao ang haba n ng pila sa ticket, hehehe good thing meron na kmi agad ticket so we dont have to make pila pa there along with the crowd. hehehe

Ayan na 4x4 are approaching the fly are, its still madilim pa, the balloon must fly before the break of dawn....naku ang galing, we get a chance to go near sa balloon mismo while airing them, super hot....pero worth it, kzi its a rare chance talaga....buti nalang ung lens ng SLR, 75-300mm so kahit super layo na ng shot keri padin...and digicam naman still super dependable, always come in handy.
So after ng flight nila, they will landed daw sa Porac, Pampanga, all the 4x4 vehicle already leave since they will go to Porac, where the Hot Air will touch down. Super mahal ng ride sa mga balloons na itech, $150, so kmusta naman, ok nako sa sight at sa picture sa ground.

After the fly fly..go headed back to the hotel, to check out, since we will transfer another Hotel, check-in ulit then we went to SM Clark for lunch and look for souvenir items and pasalubong, unfortunately, walang MAGNET...arrrgghhhhhh!!! Kainis...wala akong souvenir...We also took some picture sa photo exhibit ng hot aair balloon sa SM.

After lunch, pahingang konti, we headed back sa Air Force City, for the last round of the 14th Phil Int'l Hot Ait Balloon Fiesta. Nagkita kami ng good friend kong c Lai, picture picture, kzo na low batt na kmi...



picture picture, food trip, bought souvenirs

end of DAY TWO.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Day One-14th Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, Clark Pampanga, Feb 14, 2009

A day filled of colors and fun.Also watta day to celebrate Valentine's Day and my Bday...We decided to go to Clark to experience the annual hot air balloon festival.Weeks before the event Esep Esep muna kmi kung san kmi mag spent ng bday week ko, then we decided na nga to go to Pampanga. We drove all the way to Imus, nakipaglaban kmi sa trapik sa EDSA, ung papuntang Monumento, after ng Trinoma, dun, dun kmi na traffic. Since this is the first time na We will go North, di namin kabisado ang North, so super careful talaga, ayaw namun ma kontongan ng MMDA noh! So after heavy traffic sa Balintawak, (yata yun) enter na kmi ng bonggang ang super highway na ito, mas maganda kesa sa SLEX, kzo ang daming tollgate, nakaka lito, first tollgate Php38.00 lang, wow mura go go go….dumaan ng valenzuela, Bulacan, then province na ng Pampanga, last part na pala ng Pampanga ang Angeles, so go go go, ilang kilometers pa, hala until sa last stretch na meron na naman tollgate and a whopping Php138.00 tollgate fee…whew!!!Then, Dau exit na, ayan sa wakes tapos na sa NLEX, unfortunately, na flat tire kami, so tabi tabi sa gilid to change spare tire. Manong tricycle drivers of Mabalacat are kind enuf to help us change tire. They helped Deydi para mag jack sa tire, then they told us where is the malapit vulcanizing shop. We hand them naman 50 pesosesos para pang merienda at yosi, then we headed na to the vulcanizing shop. Sabi ni manong vulcanizer(vulcanizer!!!!) madami daw singaw, and since this is tubeless, buy nalang dawn g interior, so buy ng interior then go ness na sa Clark. Before going mismo sa venue, we decided to check-in muna sa hotel namin, to freshen up and rest. We pass by, Clark Air Base and pass thru the Friendship Hway, since dun located an gaming Hotel. Sa hotel, Ms Christie, welcomes us. I saw the HOTAIR BALLOON poster, and immediately asked for it after the event, sabi nia kunin nalang ndaw namin, Sunday, then, we freshen up, fixed our luggage and headed straight to the HOT AIR BALLOON FIESTA.

Paragliding Exhibition
RC Flight Display
Skydiving Show
WCC Flyby

Picture Picture, eating eating…

And by the way, its HEART’S DAY….

Happy Valentine’s Day Daddy Diddy….

Watta hectic Day One.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hepi Birthday to me 2009

A day full of surprise. Keyks from my chevron family, gifts from daddy and my other friends.. Thanks to God for all the blessings!