October 1, 2005 at 9:38 PM #18012
MALUPIT… BRAVO!!! MAGAYON ANG MGA PAHAYAG NI “DADA”.. PAG MISS UNIVERSE ANG SIMBAG.. TARGET NA TARGET!!! IELTS=8; PASADO!!
September 1, 2005 at 1:38 AM #17781
I suggest to be a low profile type .. dont wear any expensive jewelries… travel with a relatives that knows the place,let them negotiate for you, use peso, travel check and credit cards.
aside from not wearing expensive jewelries, avoid using mp3 players on public places or tranportation. No expensive sport sunglasses,my point is dont mark yourselves as a target for snatcher or kidnapping.
if your on the bus and there is a holdup… do what they ask you to do…your life is important, your luggages they are not. ( i would suggest taking the day trip if you decided onbus ,i prefer flyingthough).
also you could rent a mini van.. they can pick you up at the airport. and drive you to bikol… this is very convenient and fun travel during daytime.Theres a lot of mini van for rent in bikol…ask your relatives. or maybe ask our fellow bikolanos here in gobikol maybe they can hook you up.
as far as your health are concern… lets start with water… use bottled water and watch for the seal , be sure its not tampered.the worst thing that would happen is getting a gastroenteritis .Bring some Imodium (just in case).this isquick relief if you had diarhea. If your running out water bottle and there is no where to find… try red horse and san miguel beer…oppps (sorry just kidding)anyways if tap water is the only soure boil it.
bring some mosquito repellant (OFF would be a good choice, use kulambo or mosquito net when sleeping, ifyou use mosuito coil be sure it wont cause fire… but if you stay in hotel ignore this section) although i never heard of any dengue and malaria epidemic in bikolthis isabout prophylactic method of not getting the disease. bring some hand sanitizer, disposable wipes, etc.( bathroon or comfort room is not so comforting in PI )
and WHEN IN DOUBT ASK. ( this include directions, food to eat, places to go.etc) if money permit get a cellphone.
since your going there on christmas and probably until new year… stay away from firecrackers and I mean “STAY AWAY FROM FIRECRACKERS” watch it from a distance.
ENJOY YOUR STAY IN BIKOL!!! have fun and be safe…
August 30, 2005 at 10:03 PM #17769
hahaha sabi ngani sa bicol ” simple sana pero ROCK, luway-luway sana per Duon”
Dada, i’ll take your advice i’ll to it to my child. Thanks
August 29, 2005 at 9:24 PM #17759
WELL SAID. ROCK N ROLL, MANAY!
August 29, 2005 at 12:38 AM #17754
..tama kamo dyan ted and banny,an mga bikolanos sabi ngani simple sana pero rock..never trigger the evil in us coz we never pick up a fight but we dont run away from one..may isog kita deep inside lalo na pag iniinsulto.isay an nag sabi na delikado an bikol?..dawa cguro mga tambay sa kanto duman makakainuman mo pa,sinda pa maprotekta saimo,nasa tao yan totoo kamo.kung hambog ka you will surely earn a black n blue..and pls paging sa mga bikolnon na nagpapadakula nin mga aki sa ibang bansa,pls dont forget to instill into your kids’mind the culture of bikol and its lovely people..bow!
August 25, 2005 at 5:47 PM #17733
batch 1987 tabi ako. tubong malinao albay.
August 25, 2005 at 2:55 AM #17729
yes, TNHS ako. batch ’79 kami. TNHS grad ka man, what batch? Ka batch ko sina rose (“aying” iyan kan sipunon pa, he he he), zyme, arnulfo olivo, and mae (all members of gobicol).
August 25, 2005 at 1:33 AM #17728
Tabaco High poka man palan, uragon talaga ang mga taga Tabaco High.hahaha
August 25, 2005 at 1:27 AM #17727
maboot baga ang bikolano dae sana paglait-laiton ta minaluwas ang harang buda ang urag.hahaha
bayae sana manoy ta ikakan taka duman,hehe basta itagay mo man tabi ako dyan maski diit, masiramon pati ang pulotan nindo dyan. nuarin daw ako makatana giraray ki GIN buda kan arog kaan na pulutan.’hik
August 25, 2005 at 1:09 AM #17726
sorry for that . the 2 messages were intended for banny. eu naman ako nagtatarakig kan orag orag, he he he.
August 25, 2005 at 1:08 AM #17725
I almost forgot. Namalisyahan ko man nanggad na grabe su gulo-gulo mo sa post mo digdi, ha ha ha. Garo nagtatarakig ka kan orag orag mo kan nag post ka kaidto, mwa ha ha ha. Thats the reason I took the cudgels from you.
August 25, 2005 at 1:05 AM #17724
Pirmi na. Dae puede saku na lait laiton an padaba tang bicolandia. Garo man sana pig muda ninda an ina ta!
Cge, na ta ma shot lugod akong GIN taod taod with my batchmate. Nagpabakal na ako k kalderatang kanding and kilawin. Itagay mi na lang and iinum mi na lang ika.
Na miss ko pagkaon dyan sa Hawker’s Paradise and specially sa Wharf. Ichibug mo na lang ako.
August 24, 2005 at 10:58 PM #17721
iyan ang gustong sabihon. bicol is more safer than US.
manoy nag reliwoy lamang ako kan sinabi mong GIN haloyon na akong dae nakatana kaiyan. hala shot na ta ako naman…hahaha
August 24, 2005 at 5:10 AM #17717
Ted is Ted! Ha! ha ! ha! Oragon talaga ining kaeskuwela ko! I suggest kay Carlo to let his parents read your reply, it could be educating! Who knows they might be interested to visit Bicol as well, and perhaps an experience of bicolano hospitality might change their opinion about Bicol.
August 24, 2005 at 4:43 AM #17715
your post is quite interesting, as well as the comments of bunny and rose.
let meshare my cents worth, in accordance with your concerns:
How dangerous is bicol? – it’s not! it’s one of the most beautifiul and safest place in the philippines, safer than new york, washington d.c., san francisco, chicago and oklahoma where timothy macveigh the convicted bomber/killer is serving sentence. Just be nice, courteous and humble and you’re on to the best experience you and your girlfriend will ever had. This is on top of the tremendous hospitality, we bicolanos are noted for. Do otherwise and you will be in trouble. We bicolanos surely know how to kick some ass.
Your parents are afraid you might be taken advantage by bicolanos since you don’t know how to speak tagalog and you carry an american passport? – tell your parents, “be not afraid”. Just follow the preceding paragraph. There is no problem if you don’t know how to speak tagalog. We bicolanos understand english and spanish (if you will insist) and can speak and communicate in english. We also do not care if you carry an american passport. It’s the least of our concern. The truth is, it is always we – bicolanos who are always being taken advantage of because of naivity and our hospitality.
Human life can be taken away in the Philippines easily unlike here in the united states???? – Of course not! We do not have people or specifically ahigh school student here (specially in bicol), who indiscriminately fires his gun kills his fellow students, or Oklahoma convicted felon timothy macveigh who killed 163 people or ted bundy the serial killer who killed 19 coeds just like there in the u.s. We bicolanos are peaceloving, nature loving and prayerful and God fearing people. Ooooops, I almost forgot one of the more important traits, “GIN LOVING PEOPLE”, he he he.
So, forget about their concerns and go for it! See and experience Bicol, you will never regret it. You will always yearn to go back once you experience its beauty!
Since you are coming this December (a peak season) it is better for you to book early (as in now) if you plan to go there by bus or by plane. Taking a ferry boat is easy when you’re in bicol. You don’t have to make an advance booking.
Good luck and enjoy the beauty of Bicolandia and the Bicolano’s famed hospitality and FOOOOOOD!
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