Thursday, December 31, 2015

Hundred Islands, Alaminos Pangasinan

I have been places in the Philippines, from top beaches, islands, mountains, etc. But there’s one place I haven’t been to which has been famous for years, since I was a kid if I’m not mistaken. That’s why I was ecstatic to have a chance finally on visiting the top tourist destination in Pangasinan – the Hundred Islands.  And I also got a chance to confirm if it’s really one hundred islands ;)

Hundred Islands National Park is located in the city of Alaminos in the province of Pangasinan. Several islands are scattered in Lingayen Gulf in the North-western part of Luzon, and some of it have been developed already for tourism which named as: Governor’s Island, Quezon Island, Marcos’ Island, etc. And up to today, it’s still growing and they are continue developing for more tourists to come.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Mt. Ulap - Philex Ridge Day Hike

Itogon City – to be found in the Cordillera Mountains of Benguet, well-known as the center of big mining companies like Philex Mining Company, Itogon-Suyoc Mining Company, Benguet Corporation, etc. – offers a lot of tourist attractions, natures, and adventures rather than those mining businesses. The town has a chain of hills having numerous mountain peaks and the highest of them is Mt. Ulap. 

Mt. Ulap, rising at 1846 MaSL is another spot to see for the mountaineers, hikers, adventure seekers, or even to those who are new into this kind of hobby. Its trail which is known as Ampucao – Sta. Fe Ridge Trail is recently becoming famous after some trail running events were held there. The trail can be trek in about 3 to 4 hours to reach the summit with a difficulty of 3/9. 

Friday, December 25, 2015


Monday, November 2, 2015

Sunken Cemetery at Camiguin Island

Today’s All Soul's Day. It has been a tradition to us to visit, pray, offer candles and flowers for our departed loved ones on this time of the year. Some have to travel far to their provinces just to visit which became their habit already every year. With all the talks about this day, I remember one time when we had a trip at Cagayan De Oro and able to do a side trip to Camiguin. We were able to visit a cemetery along the way which I find really unique and very historical.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Whale Shark 'Butanding' Watching and Swimming, Oslob Cebu

Oslob, one of the municipalities in the southern part of Cebu was just an ordinary town until whale sharks were spotted in the town in 2011. It has then become one of the tourist spots in Cebu where you can have a one of a kind experience to witness and to encounter closely the famous large creatures, Whale Sharks.

Whale Sharks (Rhincodon typus) locally known as butanding is a slow-moving filter-feeding animal that is considered as the world’s largest fish, measuring up to 18m and weighing more than 34 tons. They live in tropical and warm places. They also like to swim near the water surface. Actually, 'Butanding' was found first in the waters of Donsol, Sorsogon. This is also one of the famous sites for swimming with the whale sharks.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

[Sponsored Post] Super Duck Modern Tea Shop

I was so glad that I was invited on a food tasting event for bloggers at Super Duck Modern Tea. They have provided us samples of their bestsellers, discussed super duck origins, about the tea culture in Taiwan, and more. Thank you to sir Aldous for organizing this event, for the milk tea overloads experience, and learning a lot about teas. J

We all know that popular milk tea shops are everywhere now in Manila, and there was also rave the past years, people were addicted to it, most of these popular tea shops offer just the same taste or quality. Then here is this one shop which has its own kind of approach to their teas that makes them unique and I believe will make them stand out to others, it is the Super Duck Modern Tea Shop.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Casa Verde at UP Town Center: I Fell For The Hype

One of my favorite dishes if you would ask is definitely ribs. I am a big fan. If a resto offers this kind of dish, then I wouldn't miss it. I have tried already some other ribs all over metro cooked on different ways. There were tasty but costly, and there were also cheap but small and not so appetizing. And now I think I found the perfect ribs (in my belief) -- The delicious, immense, flavorsome, and most especially economical price Brian’s ribs of Casa Verde.

Casa Verde is a chain of family-owned restaurants which actually originated in Cebu City. When you try to search for a popular dining destination in Cebu, Casa Verde will be on top of it. That’s why people were thrilled when it landed here in Manila. They don't have to travel long just to experience its tasty twist home style comfort food.  And as for me, I was curious because of its hype and of course when I heard that the best seller of this restaurant is their ribs.
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