Saturday, October 27, 2012

List of Foods Toxic/Harmful to Dogs

Alcoholic Beverages. Ethanol is the component in alcoholic beverages that can be toxic when an excessive amount is ingested. Pets are much smaller than us and can be highly affected by small amounts of alcohol. Exercise caution when drinks and pets are together. Toxicity can cause a wide variety of signs and symptoms, and may result in death. Signs may include odor of alcohol on the animal's breath, staggering, behavioral changes, excitement, depression, increased urination, slowed respiratory rate or cardiac arrest and death.

Apples, Apricots, Cherries, Peaches and Plums.
 Ingestion of large amounts of stems, seeds and leaves of these fruits can be toxic. They contain a cyanide type compound and signs of toxicity include apprehension, dilated pupils, difficulty breathing, hyperventilation and shock.

Avocados. The leaves, fruit, bark and seeds of avocados have all been reported to be toxic. The toxic component in the avocado is "persin," which is a fatty acid derivative. Symptoms of toxicity include difficulty breathing, abdominal enlargement, abnormal fluid accumulations in the chest, abdomen and sac around the heart. The amount that needs to be ingested to cause signs is unknown. Do not feed your pet any component of the avocado.

Baking Powder and Baking Soda. Baking soda and baking powder are both leavening agents. A leavening agent is a common ingredient in baked goods that produces a gas causing batter and dough to rise. Baking soda is simply sodium bicarbonate. Baking powder consists of baking soda and an acid, usually cream of tartar, calcium acid phosphate, sodium aluminum sulfate or a mixture of the three. Ingestion of large amounts of baking soda or baking powder can lead to electrolyte abnormalities (low potassium, low calcium and/or high sodium), congestive heart failure or muscle spasms.

Chocolate. Chocolate, in addition to having a high fat content, contains caffeine and theobromine. These two compounds are nervous system stimulants and can be toxic to your dog in high amounts. The levels of caffeine and theobromine vary between different types of chocolate. For example, white chocolate has the lowest concentration of stimulants and baking chocolate or cacao beans have the highest concentration. Depending on the type of chocolate ingested and the amount eaten, various problems can occur. The high fat content in chocolate may result in vomiting and possibly diarrhea. Once toxic levels are eaten, the stimulant effect becomes apparent. You may notice restlessness, hyperactivity, muscle twitching, increased urination and possibly excessive panting. Heart rate and blood pressure levels may also increase. Seizure activity may occur in severe cases.

Coffee (grounds and beans). Dogs that eat coffee grounds or beans can get "caffeine" toxicity. The symptoms are very similar to those of chocolate toxicity and can be just as or even more serious.

Fatty Foods. Rich and fatty food are favorites of dogs. They often get them as treats, leftovers or from getting into the trash. These fatty foods can cause pancreatitis. Pancreatitis can affect any pet but miniature or toy poodles, cocker spaniels and miniature schnauzers are particularly prone. Signs of pancreatitis generally include an acute onset of vomiting, sometimes diarrhea and abdominal pain. Abdominal pain is often evidenced by hunched posture or "splinting" of the abdomen when picked up. The dog may become very sick quickly and often needs intensive fluid and antibiotic therapy.

Dairy Products. Dairy products are not highly dangerous but can pose problems for two reasons. One is their high fat content and like other foods with high fat content, there is a risk of pancreatitis. The second reason is that pets poorly digest dairy products since they lack the enzyme required to digest lactose. This affects some pets more than others, and can cause gas to diarrhea. Small amounts of plain yogurt or cheese are tolerated by most dogs but it is probably safest to avoid dairy products altogether.

Grapes and Raisins. So far, about 10 dogs poisoned by grapes and raisins have been officially reported to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center. The amount of grapes or raisins ingested has been between 9 ounces to 2 pounds, and dogs ingesting these large amounts have developed kidney failure. Aggressive, and sometimes prolonged, treatment may be necessary to give the affected dog a chance at survival; without treatment death is possible. Despite testing, the reason for the kidney failure and the amount necessary for toxicity remains unknown. For now, any dog that ingests large amounts of grapes or raisins should be treated aggressively, so contact your veterinarian immediately if ingestion has occurred.

Macadamia Nuts. Macadamia nuts, also called the Queensland nut or Australia nut, can be toxic. The mechanism behind why these nuts are toxic is a mystery. However, it has been noted that as few as six to 40 nuts in dogs have caused severe toxic signs. Dogs develop weakness, depression, vomiting, difficulty walking, tremors, abdominal pain, lameness, stiffness and/or pale gums. The signs usually dissipate in 12 to 24 hours.

Moldy or Spoiled Food. Dogs love to get into the trash. A medical problem arises when the trash contains moldy or spoiled food. In addition to food poisoning, some pets can develop tremors related to the ingestion of certain molds.

Nutmeg. You may not realized this but high levels of nutmeg can be toxic, even fatal. The toxic principle is not well understood. Signs of toxicity include tremors, seizures, nervous system abnormalities or death.

Onions or Garlic. Dogs and cats lack the enzyme necessary to properly digest onions and this could result in gas, vomiting, diarrhea or severe gastrointestinal distress. If large amounts of onion or garlic are ingested or onions are a daily part of your dog's diet, the red blood cells may become fragile and break apart. This is due to the toxic ingredient in onions and garlic, thiosulphate. Signs can begin immediately after eating the onion or a few days later. Large quantities of garlic need to be ingested before signs of toxicity are seen. Severe anemias and even death can occur if the dog ingests lots of onions or garlic and receives no treatment. All forms of onion and garlic are a problem. This includes raw, dehydrated, cooked, powders or those in foods. The most common source of onions for cats is in human baby food. Some baby foods have onion powder added for taste. When consistently fed baby food with added onion powder, signs of toxicity can develop. Many people use garlic pills as 'natural' flea control. The amount of garlic is low but if large amounts of the pills are ingested at one time, toxicity may occur.

Xylitol (sugar sweetner). Xylitol is a sugar-alcohol sweetener found in sugar-free human food products such as chewing gum, candy as well as other products. Dogs that eat significant amounts can develop a sudden drop in blood sugar, which can cause weakness, lethargy, loss of coordination, collapse and seizures. Xylitol is a sugar-alcohol sweetener found in sugar-free human food products such as chewing gum, candy as well as other products. Dogs that eat significant amounts can develop a sudden drop in blood sugar, which can cause weakness, lethargy, loss of coordination, collapse and seizures. Symptoms can begin in as little as 30 minutes and last hours. It is recommended that pets that experience symptoms be taken to a veterinarian or local emergency clinic for evaluation.

Yeast Dough. When ingested, bread or yeast dough will "rise" in the stomach just as it would for bread. As the dough rises and ferments, alcohol is produced. There are two problems with yeast dough. The biggest problem is that the dough often rises to many times its size, expanding the pet's stomach. The second problem is from the alcohol component, which can cause "alcohol toxicity." Symptoms of vomiting, retching, abdominal discomfort, lethargy, depression or bloat is possible.

Notes from PEX Forum

Monday, October 22, 2012

Pata Tim

from Pugad TV Pinoy Recipe


2 lbs Pork leg (pata), sliced crosswise

1 tsp garlic, crushed

½ cup soy sauce

3 tbsp vinegar

½ cup brown sugar

1 pack dried banana blossoms (about 100 grams), soaked in water

5 pieces dried bay leaves

1 tbsp whole pepper corn

Salt to taste

Cooking procedures:

1. Pour the water in a pot and bring to a boil

2. Add the whole pepper corn and dried bay leaves

3. Put-in the soy sauce and garlic then wait for the mixture to boil again

4. Put-in the sliced pork leg and simmer for 1 to 1.5 hours (or cook in pressure cooker for 30 minutes)

5. Add the vinegar and simmer for 10 minutes

6. Place the banana blossoms in and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes

7. Add the brown sugar and salt and simmer for 2 minutes

Buffalo Wings

from Yahoo

The Only Wing Recipe


Peanut oil, for frying 
4 lb. chicken wings (about 40), separated into 2 pieces, wing tips removed, rinsed 
12 tbsp. margarine 
1 cup hot sauce, preferably Frank's Red Hot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce 
1 ⅓ cups chunky blue cheese dressing 
4 ribs celery, halved lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 3″ sticks 

1. Heat oven to 200°. Pour oil to a depth of 2″ in a 6-qt. Dutch oven, and heat over medium heat until a deep-fry thermometer reads 350°. Dry wings thoroughly with paper towels, and working in batches, fry wings until golden brown, about 12 minutes. Transfer wings to a wire rack set over a baking sheet, and place in oven to keep warm until all wings are fried. 

2. Heat margarine in a 12″ deep-sided skillet over medium heat; stir in hot sauce until smooth. Add wings, and toss until completely coated. Serve wings in a large bowl with dressing and celery on the side. 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Siem Reap- Phnom Penh- Ho Chi Minh- Hanoi Itinerary

SR-PP-HCM-Hanoi (1USD=P42)

October 2, 2012 (tuesday)
ETD Manila 1945
ETA SR 2130
Terminal fee: P 550
Travel Tax: P 1620
Dinner: Baon
Prom Roth Hotel: $35/5 $7 (~P294/pax)
Airport to GH: Free c/o GH
1030pm Enjoy nightlife at Pub Street ~$3 (P126)

October 3, 2012 Wednesday (Day 1)
Breakfast c/o Hotel
Temple overload entrance $20 (~P860)
Tuktuk $18/5pax =$ 3.6 (~ P151.2)
Guide $30/ 5= $6 (P252)
330-400 am wake up time
430 am Sunrise at angkor_wat tour 
Lunch ~$3 (P129)
600 pm Apsara Dancing at Koulen Restaurant $8 (~P336)
12 mn Night Bus to Phnom Penh $9 (~P387)

October 4, 2012 Thursday (Day 2)
Breakfast $3
6am Arrival at Phnom Penh
Phser Thme or Central Market (7-5pm)
killing fields/ S-21 ($3)
Royale Palace Tour/ Silver Pagoda (Entrance $6.5/8-11am)
National Museum of Cambodia (Entrance $3/ 8-5)
Wat Phnom (Entrance $1/8-5)
Russian market (PP)
Independence Monument/ Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Monument
Lunch $3
3pm PP to HCM $9 (~P387)
Dinner $3
Bich Duyen Hotel (2 rooms) $44/5= $8.8 (~P369.6/pax)
Bentham Night Market

October 5, 2012 Friday (Day 3)
Breakfast c/o GH
8 am Mekong River Tour  $ 10 (P420)
Lunch c/o tour
Dinner $3
Bich Duyen Hotel (2 rooms) $44/5= $8.8 (~P369.6/pax)
Bentham Night Market

October 6, 2012 Saturday (Day 4)
Breakfast c/o GH
HCM City Tour (War Remnants Museum/ Reunification Palace/ notre dame cathedral) Ba Dinh Square [Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh House, and , One Pillar Pagoda, a world heritage site]
Saigon Square (shop for North Face Bags and Jackets)
12pm Check out
Lunch $3
330pm To Airport $8/4= 2 (P42)
ETD 1815 ETA 2015
Airport shuttle to GH $ 23/4= $ 5.75 (P241.5)
Dinner $3
Hotel: Hanoi Backpakers $9.5 (P410)
Hanoi Night Life

October 7, 2012 Sunday (Day 5)
Breakfast c/o Hotel
Halong Bay Cruise 8am $80 (P3467.24)
Lunch/ Dinner c/o cruise

October 8, 2012, mon (Day 6)
Breakfast/ Lunch c/o cruise
end of cruise
Hanoi Backpackers Hotel $9.5 (p410)
Dinner $3
Night Life at Hanoi

October 9, 2012, tues (Day 7) 
Breakfast c/o hotel
Hanoi City Tour
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum/ One pillar pagoda/ Tran Quoc pagoda/ Quan Thanh temple/ Temple of Literature/ Army Museum/ Hanoi Flag Tower/ Hoan Kiem lake/ Ngoc Son Temple/ Hanoi Old Quarter
12pm Check out
Lunch $3
Water Puppet Show $3
Ho Kiem Lake
Dinner $3
10pm to airport
Airport to GH $ 23/4= $ 5.75 (P241.5)
October 10, 2012, wed (Day 8)
Hanoi to MANILA
ETD 0100 ETA 0500

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

24 hours in Zamboanga Challenge

Watch Zamboanga on youtube

It was a year ago when I first planned to go but a week before our trip the Atilano Pension House where we were supposed to stay was bombed and so we cancelled the trip. Then the second attempt. I booked a flight going to Zamboanga for only a day meaning we will be in Zamboanga for only 24 hours and experience this Latin City of the Philippines. Can I do it? Researching, Planning and Coordinating is necessary. If it fails the whole trip will be wasted. Then a month to go, a bomb exploded in a bus where 7 people were injured. Oh no!!! The question is should I go or not? Bahala na si Batman.

And so, this is it! Coming from my 18 hours duty, I arrived at home past 2am. I was waking up Jen but she is still at dreamland. For the meantime, I fixed my things and went to shower. Before 3am, off we go to the airport. Just in time we arrived at the departure area when it was time to board the plane.

Around 530am when we landed at Zamboanga International Airport. Earlier than we expected. But this is good because it gives us more time to explore.

As advised by travel bloggers, we walked outside the airport and took a Canelar bound jeepney. With no idea where we are heading, the jeepney stops and driver said "dito na po". In my mind, I don't have idea what it is but we went down the jeepney. We looked around. A little anxious to ask for direction. We moved on and saw Plaza Pershing. Now at least I know where we are.

Next to Plaza Pershing is Plaza Rizal...

and then the Zamboanga City Hall.

Its 6am! We continue to walk around till we reached Pillar Street where the famous Jimmy's Satti House is located and of course tried this Chicken Satti. Yes! I'm curious of the taste so I have to try it. The food is a bit spicy and the soup is overflowing. Honestly, for me, its nice to try but its not kind to my taste.

At 630am, we proceeded at Paseo del Mar. Our call time for Pink Island is 7am and so we have 30 minutes to go around. Fort Pillar is just a few steps away from Paseo. A man approached us selling candles. I brought one for me and for Jen. When we arrived at Fort Pillar there was an on-going mass. Its sunday! The mass is in Chavacano. I only understand a few keywords. We went to the other side of Fort Pillar where the candles are lighted. I said a few minutes of prayer then off we go to Paseo del Mar.

10 minutes before 7am, we arrived at the Sta. Cruz Island Tour port. I coordinated with the DOT thru SMS before our scheduled tour and so we were expected. We were asked if we want to join the boat of the first group since we are only two and they were 15. They divided the group into two and we joined the other half of their group. We paid P100each to the group. In my mind, it should be divided by the number of person in the boat. Well then fine. At least we have P300 discount for the boat. For the tour we paid P700, Entrance fee of P20 and ah.... terminal fee P5. Okay we did not pay the terminal fee. hehe! The DOT officer said the collector hasn't arrived so its free for now.

After 15-30 minutes of waiting and boat ride, we arrived at Sta. Cruz Island or "Pink Island". One of the four Pink Islands in the World. Why pink? Because the coral is mixed red and white in color so in our sight it looks like pink. 

I approached a man, which I thought is a coordinator in the Island but he is a policeman on guard, and asked where is the Badjao Cemetery. He then asked another man the location and he guided us going to that place. He is not Badjao or he didn't know anything about the ceremony of the Badjao's.

 From Badjao's Cemetery, he showed us the souvenier vendors. I'm looking for the mini-vinta and some fashion jewelries. Result, i spent P350++ for those :)

Since we don't have food and drinks. We are so unprepared and we are so hungry. We asked for the seafood they are selling. This one is squid that cost P100 for half kilo. Then they asked P50 for cooking. Rice is also offered at P30!!! Actually the rice is their own lunch.

While we are waiting for the food, we took advantage to take picture and enjoy the beach. We had good conversations with the local officers. They are looking forward for the promotion for tourism of the Pink Island probably this summer 2013. They looked at it as a soon Boracay-like place. There will be water activites and accomodations will be build in the island. In my mind, I hoped they will still preserve the beauty of the island. Waste properly disposed and no concrete structures... please!!!

At 930am, we decided to leave Sta. Cruz Island to continue our journey. We then visit the National Museum which is a few steps from Paseo del Mar.

From National Museum to Guiwan Bus Terminal, we had our first encounter with the overly-priced tricycle fare. We were charged P60. The guard from the National Museum told us that we will only pay P20.

At Guiwan Bus Terminal, bound to Pagadian. The guard on duty has a detector and so our bags were scanned. We left the terminal passed 1030am. We used the travel time for our most needed sleep. After 1.5 hours, we knew we are almost there at Vitali. Jen asked the woman beside her if its near. The woman replied its still a long journey. And so we waited patiently.

Then, I saw the "Welcome to Brgy Vitali" sign. Finally!!!

I asked the man at the check-point where we can take the ride going to Merloquet falls. He asked the habal-habal driver to take us to Merloquet falls. From the checkpoint to the drop-off point to Merloquet Falls is still very far. Our legs are aching. This is not a comfortable ride.

At the jump-off poing we paid the entrance fee of P5 then off we started the trek going to the falls without a guide. The way to the falls is well paved. Our driver did not even bothered to guide us.

After about 10-15 minutes, my jaw drops to this majestic falls. I'm not disappointed going a long way to here. It is so worth the trip. Sadly we are time pressured and so we did not soak our bodies into the waters of the falls and we don't want to travel from there going back to the city with wet clothes .

I explored a little at the waterfalls. I went up to the first level and ended up with an injury. The rocks are so slippery. And so i'm one of the casualties of this waterfall. Luckily, its just a minor one.

After taking pictures of the falls, we went back to the highway to take the bus going back to the city. The driver charge us P150 each.

At 330pm, we arrived at the bus terminal. We took a jeepney ride that has a ZCPM sign. At the end of the journey, the jeepney driver told us to get tricycle ride going to Canelar Barter but I don't want to because I don't want to get over-price again. Then I look around and saw the sign of the Cross of the Cathedral. We walk towards it.

I had my jaw-dropping at this Cathedral. Wow! It is so beautiful and so big. It is a three-story building with an elevator. Again, since it is sunday, mass is on-going and in Chavacano.

Okay since we were time-constraint we took the tricycle ride from the cathedral to Canelar Trading Center. The driver told us "bahala na kayo". I don't have an idea how much so I gave him P100 then he returned P50.

Its almost 5pm, so some of the stores are already closed and some are already about to close. We hurriedly look for the one we are at to... chocolates! I got Koko Jelly, Chocolate wafer and Zamboanga T-shirt.

Since we are already in Canelar. I knew that the Atilano Pension House is just around the area. We walked from the Barter till we saw a sign of the pension house which is behind Gerry's Grill. 

We approached the receptionist. The fan room is not available and so we checked-in at an AC room which cost P430 good for two at 12 hours time. We showered then prepared to go out again.

At 6pm, we took a jeepney going to Pasanonca Park. After a few minutes, I saw Pasanonca Park signboard so I knocked the roof of the jeepney and went down. It was already dark and I was expecting to see the boy scout tent. But we saw nothing. We  again took the jeepney ride then finally saw the Boy Scout Grounds but it is already close. We tried to look at the other gate and it is open. We went inside then asked the guard if we can have pictures since we were from Manila and will be leaving tomorrow morning. He allowed us and also he showed us the tree house.

Past 7pm, we went to Paseo del Mar for Dinner. We were so exhuasted that we deserved a much chilling. We had dinner at Mano-mano. I ordered Grilled Liempo. After which we went to another place which is called "Distrito". It's just 2 restos away from Mano-mano. We had a few bottles before we called it a night. Before heading back to the Pension House, we saw the light show. It is wonderful.

At 930 pm, I know the night is young, lights off. zzzzzzzzzzzz.........

At 4am, finally we woke up after 30 minutes alarms. Took a tricycle ride going to the Airport and we checked in. Boarded the plane at 550am then off we go back to Manila at 630am.

Summary of SCHEDULE
405am ETD Manila to Zamboanga
530am ETA Zamboanga International Airport
540-6am Canelar Jeepney to Plaza Pershing, Plaza Rizal and City Hall
6-630am Pillar Street for Breakfast At Jimmy's Satti House
630am Fort Pillar
7am-930am Pink Island Tour
930am-10am National Museum
10-1030am Guiwan Bus Terminal/ Waiting for Passengers
1030am-1230pm Travel time going to Brgy Vitali
1230pm-2pm Merloquet Falls
2pm-330pm Travel time going back to Zamboanga City
4pm Cathedral
430pm Canelar Barter
5pm Check in at Chang V Atilano Pension House
6pm Pasonanca Park/ Boy Scout Grounds
730pm Dinner and Chill at Paseo Del Mar
930pm Back to Pension House and Sleep
330am Alarm
4am Going to the Airport/ CHeck-in
615am Zamboanga to Manila
730am Arrival in Manila

Summary of EXPENSES:

P140/2 (P70) taxi from Makati to Terminal 3
P200 Terminal Fee
P35 Red Ribbon Cinnamon Bread
P7 Canelar Jeep
P50 Chicken Satti with rice
P20 Entrance Fee to Sta Cruz Island
P150/2 (P75) Squid and Rice at Sta Cruz Island
P700/2 (P350) boat ride Sta Cruz Island
P150 mini-vinta
P150 x 2 Earrings/ 1 Bracelet
P30 Earrings from another stall
P20 Bracelet because the vendor don't have change (daw)
P20 National Museum Entrance
P26 Sprite and bottled water
P60/2 (P30) Tricycle to Guiwan Bus Terminal
P125 Bus ride to Brgy. Vitali
P150 Habal-habal ride to Merloquet Falls
P5 Entrance to Merloquet Falls
P25 noodles
P125 Bus ride to Zamboanga City
P 8 ZCPM jeep
P50/2 (P25) Tricycle to Canelar Trading
P70 2 pieces Refrigerator Magnet (Buy 3 for P100)
P140 Tshirt
P200 Koko Jelly
P130 Chocolate wafer
P430/2 12 hours stay at Chang V. Atilano Pension House
P8 Pasonanca Jeep
P8 Boy Scout Grounds
P10 Jeep going back to ZCPM
P100 Dinner at Mano2
P220/2 (P110) 2 SM Light and French Fries
P60/2 (P30) Tricycle from Paseo del Mar to Pension House
P50/2 (P25) Tricycle from Pension House to Airport
P40 Terminal Fee
P60 Arroz Caldo at airport
P30 Bottled Water
P20 Shuttle Bus from Terminal 3 to Baclaran
P69 Breakfast at Chowking
P130/2 Taxi from baclaran to Makati
TOTAL:  P3,018

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Siem Reap-Ho Chi Minh-Hanoi (Summary of Expenses)

1USD= 40 Php = 20,000 VND

October 2, 2012
Manila to Siem Reap via Cebu Pacific P 1600 ($ 40)
Taxi Makati to Airport P160 / 2 = P 80 ($ 2)
Travel Tax P1620 ($ 40.5)
Terminal Fee P550 ($ 13. 75)
Prom Roth Guesthouse $ 35/ 5 pax = $ 7 (P 280)
Thai Fried Rice $ 9/ 2 = $4.5 (P 180)
Angkor Beer (Big Bottle) $ 3/ 5 = $ 0.6 (P 24)
Noodles and Lau Beer $ 2 (P 80)

October 3, 2012
Angkor Wat Temple Entrance $ 20 (P 800)
Tuktuk $ 18/ 5 Pax  $ 3.6 (P 144)
Refrigerator Magnet 2 x $1 = $2 (P 80)
Key Chain (6 pieces) $ 3 (P120)
Lunch $ 6 (P 240)
Shirts $2 x 3 = $ 6 (P 240)
Peanut Brittle (5 pieces) $ 2 (P 80)
Apsara Dancing and Dinner Buffet $ 8 (P 320)
Handkerchief (buy 1 free 1) $ 1 (P 40)
Body Massage and tip $ 4 (P 160)
Chips $ 1.10 (P 44)
Bottled Water $ 0.65 (P 26)
Cambodia Beer $ 0.70 (P 28)
Midnight Bus $ 9 (P 360)
Total: $ 67.05 (P 2682)

October 4, 2012
Van to Phnom Pehn $ 2.5 (P 100)
Brunch $ 2.5 (P 100)
Bus PP to HCM $ 10 (P 400)
Tuktuk $ 10/ 5 = $ 2 (P 80)
Entrance Killing Fields $ 2 (P 80)
Bath $ 1 (P40)
Mentos 1500 R
Merienda/ Dinner at BB Burger?
Bich Duyen Hostel $ 44/ 5 = $ 8.8 (P 352)
Dinner $ 1 (P 40)
Beer $
Pusit $ 1 (P 40)

October 5, 2012
Mekong River Tour $ 10 (P 400)
Refrigerator Magnet $ 0.5 (P20)
Royal Jelly $ 10 (P 400)
Disposable Raincoat $ 0.5 (P20)
Bich Duyen Hostel $ 44/ 5 = $ 8.8 (P 352)
Dinner Pho 24 VND _____
TNF Backpack $ 18 (P 720)
Wallet $ 1 (P40)
Personal VND 56,000

October 6, 2012
Vietnam Coffee VND 100,000 (P 200)
Vietnam Keychain $ 35,000 (P 70)
Lunch Pho 2000 ==========
KFC 2 pieces chicken VND 79,000
Airport Taxi $ ------------
HCM to Hanoi via Vietjet p 2233
Airport to Hanoi Backpackers $ 23/ 4
Hanoi Backpackers $ 9.5
Dinner __________
Personal VND 9,000

October 7, 2012
Halong Bay 2 days 1 night Cruise $ 80
Sesame Cookies $ 50,000 x 2
Cacao VND 30,000 x 2 = VND 60,000
Hotdog VND 30,000
Coke $ 25,000
Beer VND 35,000 x 2 = VND 70,000

October 8, 2012
Ice Cream VND 15,000
Hanoi Backpackers $ 9.5
Dinner VND 120,000
Wallet $ 1 x 4 = $ 4
Zorok Beer VND 10,000

October 9, 2012
Lunch VND 50,000
Placemat $ 6
Puppet $ 2
Iced Latte VND 90,000
Water Puppet Show VND 100,00
Kiplings Belt Bag $ 125,000
Kiplings Backpack $ 200,000
TNF Beltbag VND $ 120,000
VND Bags $ 2 x 3 = $ 6
Shoulder Bags $ 4 x 2 = $ 8
Wallet $ 1 x 6 = $ 6
Placemat $4
Dinner VND 57,000
French Fries VND 30,000
Taxi to airport $ 20/ 4 = $5

Metal Motor Mini Bikes 2 x $ 7.5 = $ 15
Highlands Coffee (200g) $ 4
Refrigerator Magnet $1

October 10, 2012
Hanoi to Manila via Cebu Pacific P 3500
Skyway toll P20
Taxi to Makati P170