Friday, December 2, 2011

Love Birds in Dumaguete

Hi bloggies! Once again, we visited the City of gentle people - Dumaguete! But this time, we were with friends. We just toured around the City, restaurants, shops and places that are popularly visited by locals and tourists.

It's nice to take a stroll down the Rizal Boulevard at dawn or late afternoon. Or just merely watching people jog, street children laughing and playing around. Tricycles and motorcycles rule the City streets. What I love about it is if a person try to cross the street, a true blue DumagueteƱo on a vehicle would stop and let you pass.

Amazin how small things impact your thinking and see everything else on a new perspective. I love seeing women on skirts and heels drive a motorcycle. While going to Bais City, I even saw an old lola, probably around 50-55 years of age drove by on a Honda XRM. Haysstt.. Wish ko lang I will be able to find courage to drive one.

Anyways, Janno and Eden are the love birds I was talking about. I heard they are planning for a wedding (EDEN, is this true?). So we got them to pose for us. ("Di bale na magarasan si Suzuki Thunder, basta okay si camera LOL") It was fun as the two love to pose for the camera.

Janno and Eden, this one's for you lovebirds!

Janno on trying to look good while posing
like the karate kid


tweeeewt twweeeww!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

fun + photography

Got invited to a despedida party last Month at Agus Hotel and Spa in Lapu-lapu City. Fun + the bar + picture picture. I specially love the pictures taken by Ron and some of my friends. I call it sexy ladies. Our first try at portrait photography.

The last 2 pictures were taken at Mantayupan Falls last August. It was fun but we need more practice. Ron is taking lessons for free from his photo club at work. We'll post more when we have other friends to pose for us..

Enjoy! Thanks to Jejen, Notepad, Junelyn and Choi. This one is for you guys! Cheers!

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”

“Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man.”

“Photography is truth.”

“Photography to me is catching a moment which is passing, and which is true.”

“When you find yourself beginning to feel a bond between yourself and the people you photograph, when you laugh and cry with their laughter and tears, you will know you are on the right track.”

“I wish more people felt that photography is an adventure the same as life itself and felt that their individual feelings were worth expressing. To me, that makes photography more exciting.”


Friday, October 21, 2011

Fliptop in the Philippines

 I've always been amazed by the hip-hop rappers here in the Philippines. I've spent countless hours in youtube listening to their rapping.  Fliptop is a rap battle league that puts two people in a battle/match to have them insult each other. Personally, I like Loonie and Anygma's Style.

FlipTop has English and Tagalog battles. They are not actually rapping freestyle, but they research their opponents first and and then pre-write their "balagtasan". What I liked about it is the spontaneity, the cleverness and the applied humor when they compete, it's very entertaining. They can pretty much say what they want, but after each competition, "walang personalan".

Here's a few of the video's from youtube that I like. Enjoy!

Loonie VS Saito 1

Loonie VS Saito2

Dirtbag Dan VS Anygma 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Balamban's Little Garden

Another weekend escapade for me and my hubby as we took route Tabuelan to Cebu via the Transcentral Highway. Riding on a motorcycle along the transcentral has always been a breathtaking view for me and I will never get over the cold air and fog surrounding the mountains.

I remember the 3rd time we passed through the said highway, it was around 7:00 PM, the light posts are far from each other while going up, that it feels so eerie. We were the only ones on the road. It was so dark, plus the fog made it harder for us. Although, we are a group, traveling on 8 motorcycles, it still feels eerie as me and Ronald headed the pack.

Anyways, we saw this beautiful garden, I fell in love with the flowers and the view. It is about 33-34 kilometers east of Balamban bound lane, it is about 45-50 min ride from JY Square, Lahug, Cebu. I felt enchanted by the colorful flowers and the mountainous view.

Here's a few scraps I have taken, I hope you like it.

Picture taking is free, you may go to view deck and buy snacks like softdrinks, sandwiches and junk foods. The care taker said that the owner is a filipina and is now living abroad.

 colorful flowers! Love them all!!

 it's like a little Baguio in Cebu!!

 marvelous view from the deck!!

Calavera -Balamban - Azturias on the other side of the mountain!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sans Rival

 The first thing we did when we went to Dumaguete was checking out Robinson's Place. Four years ago (back when Ronald was working there), it was still in construction and we were looking forward to visiting the see the inside of that Mall. It's the biggest mall in Dumaguete.

 We immediately looked for the Sans Rival Cakes and Pastries Restaurant. Dumaguete is known for it's tasty sans rival and silvanas cake.


Hmmm.. So many options to choose from. Sans Rivas has wide variety of home-cooked cakes, cookies, pastries and other baked goodies. We planned to buy a lot of it for pasalubong but then we decided not to. We are traveling by motorcycle under the sun.. Huhu.. Sorry guys.. 

There is another Sans Rival located near Dumaguete's Rizal Boulevard. It is at #3 San Jose Street.
Here's their menu of the day..

I would really love to visit Dumaguete again, sooon!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Oslob to Siquijor

I remembered seeing a banner while we were on our way to Dumaguete about a new RORO from Oslob to Siquijor. Ronald and I got excited and started planning for our next trip. No specific date yet but will keep you posted.

I've been searching online for the Roro Trip and gotten no information for their schedule trips to Siquijor. I started looking for another destination close to Cebu when I found this site - Cebu Port Authority Site.

Super Shuttle Ferry 16 opened a new link from Oslob to Siquijor last January 30, 2011. This is really convenient since you don't have to pass by Dumaguete to go to Siquijor anymore. You will definitely save energy, time and money.

"The RoRo-passenger vessel departs Oslob twice a day at 9:30 A.M. and 5:30 A.M. to Larena, Siquijor and back to Oslob at 2:00 P.M. and 6:30 A.M.  For inquiries, you may contact Asian Marine Transport Corporation through its operations manager, Mr. Romar Puyod at 0922-8802517, 032-2310639 and 032-3455581."

Wow! Now I'm excited for our next trip and for a new addition to my blog!

So, it's a date then!! We'll be there before this month ends. Downloaded the map online and we are now on the planning stage where we get to search online and look for destinations within Siquijor to visit. Watch out Siquijor!! Here we come!


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Danao Coco Palms

Danao Coco Palms

   This is my 2nd visit to Danao Coco Palms. The 1st time was with my team mates for our team outing. It was fun! We spent quality bonding at the pool and the water park.

   This time, I went with Ronald and his family. His brother - Richard is from Tagaytay and this is his 2nd time to visit Cebu. The first time he was here, we only brought him to places within the City (Cebu City).

   Their entrance fee is Php 150.00 per adult, an additional Php 100.00 if you want to play at their water park. Corkage fee is Php 50.00 per adult.

   I highly commend Coco Palms for their great customer service! Allyssa, (I'm not sure if the spelling is correct), their receptionist is very accommodating and answered all our questions with a smile from the time we checked in and till we checked out. She gave us a bit of a discount, bravo Allyssa!! Thanks a bunch!

   Now I know that their pool is clean, they have a pool person that cleans it every day.
Pool is open from 8am - 10pm

 Pool guidelines
They are a bit strict on pool policy as you need to be on swimming attire to
enjoy the pool, but a sleeveless top and a nylon/board shorts will do..

room rates for day use is Php 900.00 till 3:00pm
overnight is Php 1,980.00 from 2pm - 12:nn
(overnight includes free breakfast for two)

  cottage available at Php 500.00
table is Php 300.00

 Kids will definitely enjoy the slide

nice view..
so relaxing..

 nice view from the top..

Kayak available at Php 100.00 per 30 mins

Here are their floating play things...
entrance for the water park is Php 100.00
inclusive of life vest

Pool schedule is from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Water park is from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
For reservations you may call 032-512-2132 or 09228011777.