Going back to the topic, a lot of EON card holders said that renewing the card requires Php 150 renewal fee but when I applied for mine a few days before the expiration date (April 30), the teller advised me to wait for April 30 or beyond so that I will not be required to pay the renewal fee. So that’s it! You will be required to pay the renewal fee only if you want it renewed the day before the expiration date. Since I’m not in the hurry to get a new card, I decided to wait for the expiration date.
I went back to Unionbank last May 3 to finally apply for renewal and after filling and signing a couple of forms, I was given a receipt with my info and the branch’s phone number to inquire if my new card is ready for pickup. I was told that the card will be available within 3 - 5 days but I waited for one week before contacting them. It was only after I called when I noticed that my name is misspelled on the receipt... again. My paranoia started because of my previous issue regarding this but what I sigh of relief upon seeing that they got it right this time. I activated the card a few hours after I received it and edited my PayPal info so I’m all settled out now.
My new card is good for another three years and I really hope that I will be utilizing it more often... if you know what I mean. ;)
This picture was taken during one of our dates in Yogu. We ordered one large cup at first then order again another large cup because one cup is simply not enough. :D On our second cup, we added two pieces mango scotch (bought from Guimaras).
Every new product to try and review is a blogger’s happiness. Some might probably say that beauty bloggers are sort of not contented but for me it’s more than that. Trying new products even if you are already using a good product for me is feeding the curiosity. What is there to review and blog about if you try nothing, right?
On my previous posts, I mentioned about my favorite lotion but having a favorite doesn’t stop me from buying other lotions. :D I try to switch lotions from time to time to compare and of course, so that I have something to blog about. This time, my fancy was caught by Jergens Soothing Aloe Relief. Actually, I have been using this for more than a month already (the large bottle is half used) but the review came just now due to time constraints (as always!).
This is a way overdue post. We went to Camiguin last December 2011 (around the time they are hit by that deadly flash flood) and previously posted this on Squidoo but I didn't get around to making it live due to Squidoo's strict rules. Have since forgotten this and only noticed the unpublished lens when I checked my account a few days ago.
Anyway, without further ado, here it is...
Camiguin is an island province located in the Bohol Sea in the Republic of the Philippines. It is just 10 km off the northern coast of Misamis Oriental in Mindanao so tourists can reach this place teeming with natural beauty from the gateway of Northern Mindanao which is the Cagayan de Oro City. Camiguin is also accessible from Cebu City and Tagbilaran City.
Going to the island from Cagayan de Oro City may mean hours of travel both by land and by sea but the effort is all worth it for you will surely be amazed of how blessed this little island is when it comes to natural resources.
There are lots of hotspots to feast your eyes on and can give you the opportunity to experience the goodness of various natural wonders.
White island is literally a white island because it is composed of solely of immaculate white sands. There are no trees or shelter in this approximately 700-meter sandbar so beach umbrellas are a must if you want to stay in this island for a day. Locals also rent out beach umbrellas for Php 150.
The island is accessible from Brgy. Agoho or Brgy. Yumbing in Mambajao. Boats going to the island can be arranged from any of the beach front resorts facing the island.
The Camiguin Walkway is the island's own depiction of the Stations of the Cross. The 100-step walkway that depicts the crucifixion of Jesus Christ is situated in Brgy. Bonbon, Catarman. After approximately one-hour ascend, the peak offers the view of the western area of Camiguin.
The third time the Old Vulcan erupted, the whole capital of Camiguin including its cemetery sunk underwater. The Sunken Cemetery was once visible during low tide but on the fourth eruption, the cemetery sunk deeper hence the remains can only be seen by divers and snorkelers. A giant cross was erected to mark the area and remember the remains of the island's ancestors.
Like the cemetery, the Gui-ob Church was also destroyed by volcanic eruptions. The church was submerged by volcanic debris thus only the ruins of the church and bell tower remain up to this day. A small chapel was recently erected inside the Gui-ob Church ruins.
Being such a fan of ancient ruins and structures, I cannot help but feel grateful that I was able to visit this place. The walls are made of coral stones and I am so amazed of how they remain strong despite the test of time.
|Old tree and church ruins|
The Bura Natural Soda Water Swimming Pool is the only one of its kind in the country. Surely tourists will feel refreshed after taking a dip at this cool spring with Mount Hibok Hibok in the background.
|Bura Natural Soda Water Swimming Pool|
Just a few kilometers away from Bura Natural Soda Water Swimming Pool is the Sto. Niño Cold Spring. Tourists will surely enjoy the cold spring water sprouting from the sandy bottom.
The beautiful Katibawasan Falls cascades 250-foot down to a rock pool where locals and tourists alike can get a refreshing and exciting splash. The pool is also surrounded by ground orchids, wild ferns, trees and boulders. Picnic tables and other facilities are built for the comfort of visitors.
Ardent Hot Spring
Located at the foot of Mount Hibok Hibok, the Ardent Hot Springs welcome visitors of all ages. The 40 degree-Celsius of water heated by the volcanic activity of Mount Hibok Hibok flows in a tiered pool with varying depth and temperature.