Vacation is Over
I have just returned home from my more than a week vacation in Oteiza with my family.
My stay in Oteiza was just short but it’s worth a year already. It was actually my first time travelling from Leyte to Mindanao through the Suzuki Carry. At first, I felt nervous when I was on my way to the Ferry boat considering that we’re experiencing heavy waves brought by the typhoon Falcon at that time and I was afraid that I might make mistakes in going inside the ro-ro vessel. I just felt better when I was successful in properly parking the van inside the vessel.
But when the ro-ro vessel started to cross the Surigao Straight, I was in trouble again when my wife and our son, CJ, felt dizzy. I prayed hard at that time asking God that I might be saved from dizziness. I should stay firm because they were already weak after vomiting for several times.
I was thankful that we’re aboard the Super Shuttle Ferry which is the fastest ro-ro vessel in Liloan-Lipata terminal. We arrived in Lipata (Surigao City) in three hours. If it happens that we’re aboard the Maharlika vessels, I don’t know what will happen to us because these vessels are too slow.
Visited Enchanted River in Hinatuan
Along with my brother and sister and her husband, we went to Hinatuan – Surigao Sur to attend the wedding of our neighbour. But we just directly proceeded to the reception because we’re late. By the afternoon in our way back home, we visited first the Hinatuan’s Enchanted River.
The Hinatuan’s Enchanted River is one of the tourist destinations in Surigao del Sur, along with the Tinuy-an Falls in Bislig, Britania Islets in San Agustin (Oteiza), and Lanuza’s Surfing. It is located in Barangay Talisay, Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur. It’s at least 12 kilometers from the National Highway. And with the Suzuki Carry which is obviously a smaller car, we travelled through the unlevelled, uncemented or not asphalted road for almost an hour in going to the Enchanted Hinatuan River location and almost 30 minutes in going back to the National Highway.
This tourist spot features a wonderful river where water flows from the underground river. I don’t know yet how deep the featured part of the river is or the part near the cave’s small opening. The guy that I talked with told me that there were divers who tried to measure the depth of the river but they failed to rich the floor. The water looks blue which certainly main that it is really deep. There are times, however, that it is very clear of which you can almost see the bottom of it and the fishes in it.
What really makes this river wonderful is the presence of the small and big fishes. At 12 noon to 1:00PM visitors are not allowed to swim in the river for it is fish feeding time. But you’ll enjoy watching the fishes jumping from the river to catch the food that the handler throws into them.
San Agustin’s Great Britain
On the next day, we visited our town’s tourist spot, the Britania Islets. Actually, we did not hop from islet to the other. We just toured the shore of the Barangay Britania (San Agustin) especially the facilities of the La Entrada Resort, including the low-cost hotel accommodation, cottages, the restaurant, the islands’ view deck and their boat that will carry tourists during their island hopping activities.
The La Entrada Resort is owned by our former Mayor, now Vice Governor Manuel Alameda. We’re thankful to our neighbour Exomar Quevedo who served as our tour guide.
By the way, there are 7 islets that you can hop with, if I was not mistaken. Among these islets are the Hiyud-hiyuran island, naked island and Boslon island. When Ms Quevedo told us the names of these islets, I just couldn’t control myself from laughing. These names seem “bastos” to me.
By the way, I just learned today that Google has launched its new social networking site that will compete with Facebook. Google called it, Google Plus or Google+.
I tried checking it immediately but Google Plus is available only to those who received special invites and those who are not invited to try the new product will received this message:
Nasa limitadong Pagsubok sa Field ang Google+1.
Sa ngayon, sumusubok kami kasama ang maliit na bilang ng mga tao, ngunit hindi magtatagal bago maging handa para sa lahat ang proyektong Google+1. Iwanan sa amin ang iyong email address at titiyakin namin na una kang makakaalam kapag handa na kaming mag-imbita ng higit pang tao.
Palagi Akong Balitaan
Naimbita na? Pansamantala kaming lumagpas sa aming kapasidad. Pakisubukang muli sa lalong madaling panahon.
I wonder if people will spend their time creating new accounts and connecting with friends at the Google Plus just like what they did from Friendster to Facebook.
Another thing that got my attention is the news about the selling of the GoDaddy.com.
According to the reports, GoDaddy or the company who owned the Godaddy.com was bought by a group of private investment firms for 2.25 Billion Dollars. These firms are KKR, Silver Lake and Technology Crossover Ventures. The sale was announced by GoDaddy on Friday.
Actually, I was a member of the GoDaddy for several years already. I managed to register and maintain several domains with them. But the number of domains that I owned is just nothing compared to the total number of domains that Go Daddy has registered. According to some sources, Go Daddy is currently managing more or less 48 Million domain names already.
I am currently wondering if it is still safe to stay with GoDaddy or I should start looking for another domain registrar.
Before, ending this post, thank so much for reading this journal. I don’t know when could I write again articles about blogging and making money online.