Date a Dutertard.
She follows the rules and she's careful not to break them. She's willing to give up her momentary pleasures for a greater cause. At first she might resist, but eventually, she will get to understand that rules are made for her own welfare.
She's flexible. She can be prim and proper and casual and highly adaptive depending on the circumstances. She's strong and unpredictable and at times, she can be rabid to the point of going through lengths to defend you when you're being bullied. She can be petty and sensitive but she will not condone you for your bad and disrespectful jokes. She knows where she stands.
She's generous with her blessings, time and service and she's always ready to help those people in need, whether a friend or a foe, without expecting anything in return. She's aware of the things happening around and quick to extend a helping hand to those in need, not for publicity but out of humanitarian concern to her fellow countrymen.
She knows you're just human and that you can't promise her heaven. She's real enough to understand that you're not made of and for perfection. Even if she has her own sets of values and principles, she'll try to see where you're coming from and will listen to your side before rebuking you on a mistake you've done. But she won't judge you, because she believes that only God can put a judgment on anyone. She's realistic to see what you can and can't do but rest assured, she will support you until the very end. Actions matter more to her, not your words. She believes and will continue to believe in what you're truly made of.
She doesn't mind being called a Dutertard, or any other label you want to call her because she knows her self better more than the people who personally attack her. She proudly wears her label because she knows that her stand is backed up with firm beliefs, substantial research and realistic ideologies, taking into consideration the poor, the marginalized, the oppressed, the majority who are also clamoring for change. She believes that change is necessary and that it will always begin with her.
coffee bean and tea leaf 2/27/2016
Continuing on from their dedication to inspiring and arming every individual to become the best versions of themselves, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®’s community for creative self-expression and personal development, Brew Your Best Year, is kicking off 2016 with the launch of a three-part series of events that will hit big cities in the country: Metro Manila, Cebu and Davao.
The theme of the series will be Create: Brew Your Best Masterpiece in which community members will get to unleash their inner creativity and exercise their imagination by learning about Street Art - a booming platform for individuality and self-expression- and then applying what they’ve learned by being a part of the team who will create The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®’s very first public mural.
“We believe that life is one big canvass and through this activity, we are encouraging our community members to make their lives their best masterpiece by using their gifts in the best ways they can,” shares Nella Lomotan, Engagement Marketing of The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf® Philippines. “This event will just be one of the many avenues we are providing that will, hopefully, help them brew their best 2016.”
The first leg of the series conducted by street artists BEK Graffiti and Janot happened last February 13, 2016 in the South’s Queen City, Cebu. Participants thought of their own interpretation of “Making one’s life one’s masterpiece” and translated it into a street art mural which can now be seen at the Escario Wall, located in one of Cebu’s busiest districts.
As the 2nd part of the series, the team will be taking over Davao next on February 27, 2016 in what is called the “creative and entertainment hub of Davao”, Matina Town Square. The event will feature some of the city’s most talented, well-known streets artists who will showcase their talents and share personal stories behind the pursuit of their passion for street art.
Participants can look forward to meeting Troy Bascon – one of the pioneering graffiti artists in Davao with his iconic style of using cans and intricate graffiti letters, Kim Vale – a fine arts graduate with a background of painting that eventually led him to his love of using stencils in his creations, Ghamar Kanda – knowledgeable in spray cans and industrial paints for his street art and is popular for his works using imagery such as fish with a lobster claw, and finally, Franco – one of the local street artists whose work you can find in every corner of the city and an expert in using wheat paste as his main medium.
Just like the first event in Cebu, it will be a half-day workshop from 1:00-5:00pm wherein community members will get to learn about the history and basics of street art and graffiti, including a short tour of the existing street art. After which, participants are encouraged to collaborate together to design a street art mural in one of the walls in Matina Town Square.
Everyone in the community has a chance to join the Davao event! Either post an original artwork or photo on Instagram with the theme, “Making my life my best masterpiece,” while using the hashtags #brew2016 #cbtlph or submit a story via www.brewyourbestyear.com. 20 individuals with the most creative entries will receive an exclusive invite to the event!
What started out initially as a plan to trek Puting Bato, Samal's highest peak, had eventually evolved into discovering an off-the-beaten-path paradise situated at Talikud, Island Garden City of Samal. All we wanted was to go to the beach, take photos and enjoy the sun but we knew deep inside that our standards of a beach destination could not be satisfied with the array of beaches that are just a few minutes away from Davao City.
Upon seeing their FB advertisement, we got highly intrigued about La Isla Bonita Resort. Despite missing the chartered boat directly to the resort, our intense craving for adventure did not even have the slightest hint of surrender that we boarded the boat to Isla Reta and then hired a motorcyle leading to the resort.
After a 15 to 20-minute grueling and butt-numbing motorcycle ride, this beautiful view of the beach made our jaws dropped. A picturesque view of pristine blue waters, a long shoreline of white sand plus an unobstructed view of Davao gulf made all the challenges of traveling to this place totally worth it. It was a rough and unspoilt paradise that deserves so much recognition and appreciation. I even find it unbelievable that such beautiful place still exists near Davao City.
Fortunately, the weather was very cooperative to our photography needs. Even if we could feel the scorching heat of the sun harshly penetrating our skin, we still decided to explore the long shoreline and take photos. Of course, we didn't refrain from taking a dip so we got to enjoy the shallow and grassy waters when the sky was already slightly overcast.
The beach is more captivating in the earlier parts of the day so I guess an overnight stay will be better for you to truly enjoy the place. There are already a number of cottages to comfortably accommodate tourists who wish to stay overnight, but don't expect high-class facilities since the resort is still in its expansion stage. The resort does not impose corkage on food and a variety of food choices are also available on the menu, with a serving size good for 2 to 3 persons.
And if you want a quiet reprieve from the hustle and bustle of your toxic life, this place is definitely a good choice since telecommunication signals from all networks are as scarce as my non-existing lovelife (lol, just kidding!) But yeah, you will really get to enjoy the beauty of the world and life in general with the company of your crazy friends when you're away from any addicting piece of technology. So ditch the phones away, and just be in the moment since that's what life calls us to do - to always be in the moment!
SOME INFORMATION YOU MIGHT WANT TO KNOW:
- The boat to Isla Reta usually departs Sta. Ana Wharf at 9am and leaves Isla Reta at 3pm. Boat ride: Php 80.00 per way.
- Once you get out of Isla Reta, there are a lot of motorcycles for hire that will bug you to hire them. Arrange your time of pick-up with the driver, instead of asking for their phone numbers as mobile network signals may really be spotty. Motorcycle ride: Php 70.00 per passenger per way.
- Entrance Fee: Php 70 for daytour, Php 140 for overnight.
- Open Cottage: Php 200; Overnight cottage: Php 400.00
LA ISLA BONITA TALIKUD ISLAND BEACH RESORT
Contact No: 09989912754 / 286 - 8621 / 09257212754