Fieldwork in Ilocos

Saturday, May 21, 2011

A couple of weeks ago, my batchmates and I went to Ilocos Norte for our fieldwork in Bio115 (Taxonomy of Higher Plants). We were tasked to visit various biomes of the province and get a couple of specimens to be preserved as our herbarium specimens (project). It really sounded as if it's all about study, work, and get tanned under the sun, but then I was definitely wrong about that assumption! :D Not only did we learn more about nature, but my batchmates and I also got the opportunity to bond to make up for that toxic college life. I guess this served as a complementary to make up for the summer vacation we were deprived to have. LOL!



[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Batchmates and I had dinner first at KFC at 6PM"][/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Day 1: Botanical Garden of Northwestern University in Ilocos"][/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption=""DormGirls" at Momaay's Crib! :))"][/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Day 2: Had a tour of Diff. Biomes; Taking a Lil Rest with Bea and Jeuz"][/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Saw the Bangui Windmills (Energy Source) as well!"][/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Toured known places in Ilocos for Day 3 as a "reward"(?) :))"][/caption]


Definitely one of the best memories I've had for summer class! One more thing is the surprise of our batchmates during our 2nd night for us, three girls, Liezel, Anya and I! We have our birthdays on 3 consecutive days of May (May 1-3). We weren't expecting anything at all. I was actually already asleep that time and yet they woke me up, called Liezel and Anya as well, who were outside because they were being "entertained" by my batchmates I guess so that they won't get suspicious or something. We were all awake in the middle of dawn! :))

They even ordered pizzas and colas for us to eat. They're the best college batchmates ever! :) #trulyblessed.


[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Look how surprised they were and how "bangag" I was that time after they've woken me up! :))"][/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Birthday Pizza with Happy Bday Initials. :)"][/caption]

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65 comments

  1. i want to see those windmills too. i envy you. :(

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  2. lucky you! at least hindi lang siya puro school work di ba... you got to visit the windmills as well. nice sis. inggit! :D

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  3. OMG. Inggit ako. I want to go to Ilocos, kaso laging no chance. Sana makapunta din ako diyan with my Blockmates <3

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    It seems like you had so much fun! :) That's good for you sis, a little breather to help you with your stressful school life. :)

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  5. love the pics! i hope i can visit someday. i love travelling and this post truly caught my attention. thanks for sharing! ;)

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  6. Oh I'm, so ENVY haha
    It's good to know that you had fun there ;)

    I wanna visit that place too

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  7. Cool summer! It seems like you enjoyed it ;> I also had my vacation in Ilocos Norte but had no chance to visit and see those windmills :| Your batchmates are so kind ;>

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  8. belated happy birthday! aww your batchmates are the sweetest for surprising you :D

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  10. wow ang saya naman. you get to be in other places. gusto ko din magvisit sa ilocos. with friends :)

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  11. Ilocos is really the place to be when it comes to getting herbs and other specimens related to bio.. lol The last time Ive been to Ilocos was 07 I guess? Vigan tour? damn.. lol

    I love those pictures.. seems like you are really happy in there and sandy, the food makes me starve to death.. and yum birthday pizza.. fureal

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  12. Belated Happy Birthday! I'm sure you had a blast looking at your pictures. Gusto ko din pumunta ng Ilocos to see the windmills! LOL.

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  13. Nakakainngit. Mukhang super saya nyo. Excited na akong mag-college but I'm super nervous din. whew!

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  14. nice.. buti naman sis at nakapag "break" from school works kayo kahit papaano.. :) ganyan yan.. hindi maganda puro work work work.. dapat may leisure talaga yan in between. ;)

    Ang cute nung pizza sis.. kaso di ko makita yung initials ng Happy Birthday. ahihihihihi.. poor eyesight. huhuhuhuh.. :( Miss you mare! <3

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  15. Looks like you really had fun. Ang saya nyo tignan sa pics! And the pizza looks so yummy! I want to have one now.. =P~

    TC!

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  16. Great pictures! Looks like you had a lot of fun. My paternal grandfather and his family are from Ilocos Norte. Pretty neat to see some pictures :)

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  17. This reminds me of our retreat when I was still in high school. I miss the going out of town. :)) It's nice to see that you had fun. :)

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  18. nakakatuwa naman yun.. sunod-sunod mga birthdays ninyo. and ang sweet ng mga batchmates mo :)

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