In Panglao: When Paradise Turns Filipino

We took a celebratory trip to Panglao in Bohol after receiving my CFO certificate.  It is one of the top destinations in the Visayas region, especially among foreigners searching for a piece of paradise.

We left Cebu with an Ocean Jet Ferry from Pier 1 where some blind musicians kept us entertained. My husband recognized them from his first trip from Cebu to Tagbilaran many years ago.  It is a clever and sympathetic way to gain some money for the association of the blind people. Let’s just hope that the donations end up where it should. Continue reading “In Panglao: When Paradise Turns Filipino”

Killing Time in Cebu

Our trip to Cebu came up because I needed to attend a CFO seminar in order to get a certificate that allows me to leave the country. After buying the air tickets, my schedule was changed on short notice and my husband, his son Edvard and I had to wait in Cebu for three days.  Staying in Cebu as in any large Philippine city is a hide and seek game from heat, noise and pollution taking shelter in malls, restaurants and bars. Continue reading “Killing Time in Cebu”

Getting my CFO Guidance and Counseling Certificate – Part 1 of 2

I was at the Department of Foreign Affairs or DFA-Davao because I have to request a change of surname in my passport due to marriage, and to renew it. I already had the set of requirements as texted by a friend who had done the same process. I braved the early morning queue outside SM Ecoland parking area hoping that at 7am I´ll still be able to get a number. Luckily, I got one. And when the doors were opened an hour after, I breathed a sigh of relief. Continue reading “Getting my CFO Guidance and Counseling Certificate – Part 1 of 2”