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EARTHAVEN D’ SAN MATEO

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

Only a hearsay was the ecotour site Earthaven in ‘99
Shared by fellow Adept Edgard Guevarra who was tasked
To help design and run the idyllic paradise site

Then came 2003 when I was back in the academe
After a short stint in California for tour & work
Did I bring along university students to Earthaven cool
There they listened to wisdom notes about ecology
Spiced by unique lemon grass tea and snacks
Then proceeded to the tough yet fun obstacle courses
At times they crawled by mud as value-cherishing task
To learn to love Earth and her beneficence a-plenty
Finally exhausted we were brought to lake pool
Watered by cascading falls so breezy and gentle
Then took late lunch amid gentle talks & sharings

Earthaven is nestled in the humble town of San Mateo
A town that has grown to urban prosperity of late
Amid mountainous terrain and bamboo groves
The site is wondrous to behold for campsites & obstacles
And retreat from the ferocious city life in Manila

[Philippines, 19 June 2011]

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OLONGAPO & SUBIC

 

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

 

 

As American troops finally left Subic naval base

Olongapo now left on its own to peddle its future

Did I visit the corridor of fame in early 90s cool

Like kibitzer cat sneaking in once dirty prostitution towns

 

Came one occasion when I was with university students

Toured Subic site astride a funny bus with open sides

Then watched baseball at night while eating packed dinner

Till past 9 pm we moved on to bars in Olongapo

From there to hop from one bar to another

Till we noticed that by 4 a.m. we’ve had toxicity enough

As many bars we’ve been to listening to live bands

Chatting peaceably too in band-less sites

 

Till finally we said goodbye to the fun city

Delivered farewell to the Ulo ng Apo

Saying thanks for the gracious short stay

 

[Philippines, 13 June 2011]

 

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LAOAG PALACE?

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

Laoag was once an unholy place for this being
Who merely passed by the noble city on flights
To Basco of Batanes paradise from Tuguegarao lair
And back again to Tuguegarao for work reportage

Till finally came early May of 2006 the era came
With work team around toured entire Ilocos to monitor
And settled a bit by Fort Ilocandia in famed Laoag
Where casino game & wines blended pool swims

Monitored likewise city streets and establishments
Noted that the city is indeed a place to tour around
Settling here a bit to visit Pagudpud & sites up north
Then coming back to relax the night with swims & drinks

[Philippines, 07 June 2011]

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STA MONICA

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

Came 2001 did I come to see this cute tour city
By the southern San Bernardino county of California
Tagged by my father along to celebrate corporate victories
We had fun swimming partying and shopping around

Truly delightful a tourist city this one is
Where wealthy couples bought estates & homes to holiday
My father and I did spend time here too to casino
With slot machines my hands did win some chips
Enough to buy some crafts and quaff tequila in bars

Again did I return to see this wondrous tour city in 2002
Staying by Holiday Inn with biz trainees to boot
This time to hear grand lectures from gurus of success
Yet to bar & dine & drink just the same at end of learning

Nearby is a mountain range so bald and negatively vibrating
Lucky that Sta Monica brings life to the range’s dead aridity

[01 June 2011]

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DISNEYLAND & ENCHANTED KINGDOM

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

Theme parks aren’t a fave site of this enthused traveler
But did I visit a pair of them in the ‘90s through ‘01

So wide spaces with shops & fancy fun specialty sites
The Annaheim land of Disney is one taking hours to tour
Likewise is Enchanted Kingdom d’Laguna long to traverse
Tiring yet exhilarating in their specialty funs
With virtual chamber of theatres to simulate scenes

Theme parks will rise in many more places
Round the globe and in my own country Filipinas
Will be glad to visit them for as long as I am
In company of families with kids to satiate fondness
For fun and memorable histories to craft
Rendering life like a merry go round

[Philippines, 27 May 2011]

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