Araw Ng Kagitingan : The Day Of Valor

Yes, Araw ng Kagitingan is also known as the Day of Valor, in the Philippines it occurs on April 9. Aside from it was named as The Day of Valor, it was also known as Bataan Day, or Bataan and Corregidor Day. The Day of Valor is a long weekend for us here in the Philippines; it commemorates the fall of Bataan, the heroism of Filipinos and American soldiers when Japanese occupied Philippines during World War II.

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Major General Edward P. King surrendered more than 76,000 American, Chinese and Filipinos soldiers at dawn on April 09, 1942. Japanese possessed forcefully the belonging of these starving, disease ridden soldiers. The soldiers were forced to march 140 kilometer to Camp O Donell in Tarlac. Many of them died during the march due to starvation, dehydration and disease before they could even finish it. Only some were able to survive, they could not even count the exact soldiers who died in the march because some prisoners managed also to escape from their guards.

Despite the defeat, the soldiers remained strong until  they eventually retook the Bataan Peninsula on February 08, 1945. The Day of Valor was a national observance but eventually they made it national public holiday to honor and pay tribute to those Filipinos who fought for freedom and democracy.

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Attention : Toril

To those who are living in Toril, prepare now because there will be a power interruption by tomorrow. You know the drill, gather more water in your pail or basin in case, what you have is not enough. The power interruption will be from 8 in the morning till 2 in the afternoon.

 

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Will Stay Or Not?

I will be getting a bonus on April from my February performance and I am planning to spend some of it for a stay in a hotel in downtown. We never been to this hotel before, this is one of the newest hotel in downtown. I want to experience staying in the said hotel even just for a day with my kids of course. But I can only do that if I would still continue working so that means I may need to stay for longer time. Because I have plans of getting bonus every month but how can I do that when my score did not pass for this month. There’s only one week left and my detractors are coming for this week. I am so devastated; I already exerted my effort to at least not to get any detractor but I failed and what bad thing is that it is coming like nonstop. I can’t seem to shield it from coming. I guess if I need to treat my kids for a one night stay at Seda, I need to work so hard for the month of April. Lord please help me!

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Planning A Trip Outside Of The Country

I planned to travel next trip, I would like to do it on the 18th birthday of my daughter as my gift for her. My plan is not to throw an 18th birthday party but to spend it outside of the country. I was thinking Singapore or Hongkong. I even thought to bring one of my sisters since she was working in Singapore before and definitely she knows the place so well.

I am about to check what needs to do to prepare for a trip:

I already have a destination; what I’d like to visit in Singapore is Sentosa, the Universal Studio, the River Safari and many more. If not in Singapore I’d like to try Hongkong and one thing I’d like to visit there of course with kids is the Disneyland. Since I already have the place, I need to know then how much would it be the total cost once we are already there. The flight can be book in advance so that’s not part of the expenses once you   get there. You should be doing an extra savings for the fare so you don’t have to touch the savings for the expenses you will incur when you are already in the place.

So you should know the hotels, Inn, hostels of those places, which one is affordable but safe. Yes, you must consider the safety of the area where you will book a hotel to stay especially when you have kids around you. It is better to choose an expensive hotel than to check a hotel which is very affordable but the safety is not good at all, know the cost and the safety at the same time.

Start saving as soon as possible when your trip is just in a year or two. Cut the eating out at all, if you are fund in going to the coffee shop, you need to cut it out. And if you are used to eat in the cafeteria at work, I guess you need to bring lunch from home. In my case, since my work is scheduled in graveyard, and I’m afraid that if I would bring lunch it will just be spoiled so I budget my money everyday. I made sure that I will just spend P100.00 that includes my lunch and my fare at work.

If you have credit cards, make sure that you have applied that gives you reward for travels. I knew some but since I don’t have credit cards, I don’t know which specifically.

When you withdraw from ATM cards, choose your own bank in that way there will be no extra charges.

When it’s time for you to book your flight, check some great deals or of what I know, there are better chances for great deals when you book it in advance.

This is just the first part; I’ll tell you more some tips in the next post.

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