December 31, 2010

The West Cove Boracay

Boracay’s Atlantis and Manny Pacquiao’s aesthetically unique and charming resort with breathtaking ocean view.








When you’re in Bora, make sure you include West Cove in your itinerary. Who knows you might bump into the Champ or Aling Dionisia. But I heard, the resort is closed to the public whenever he’s around.

Nadal Castle








The newest attraction of Numancia, Aklan is a quaint modern castle. Plus a pool and jacuzi. Minus dungeons and dragons.

Or else it really would be weird to see some dragons swimming in a pool.

Shangri-la Boracay

For a poor small town boy like me, Shangri-la is jaw-dropping dead gorgeous. Definitely, the best hotel and resort in Boracay!












So this is the cherry to my 2010.

Happy new year everyone! 

December 16, 2010

10 Things I Love About the 2010 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas

1. The seat of power.


2. Getting up close with P-noy and more up close and personal with some of the most outstanding overseas Pinoys.


3. The beautiful paintings.


4. Chef Gaita Fores’ Inihaw of Bone-In US Prime Tenderloin.


5. Meeting Justice Secretary Leila De Lima.


6. Seeing the Christmas tree and feel like child again.


7. Finally meeting Dawn and (my no. 1 Presidential bet) international bag designer Rafe Totengco.


8. Loitering in Malacanang playground.


9. Meeting (my no. 2 Presidential bet) Lilibeth Navarro who taught me that disability is relative.


10. And just being with the sentinels, the people who did the dirty and not-so dirty works to make the Presidential Awards a success and a memorable night for the awardees, the secretariat – my friends. A pat on the back and a cup of Starbucks coffee for all of you guys.



I think I could now revive my dying social life.

November 30, 2010

Everybody loves differently


Sad fact no. 12:
Because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to
doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.

November 27, 2010

The Policarpio Christmas











Remember when you were still a kid and you feel so sad. Then someone gave you a new toy or candy, and suddenly you lighten up. That's exactly how I felt the moment I stepped on the streets of Policarpio in Mandaluyong. Thanks Manay for sacrificing going home just to be my tour guide. 

November 22, 2010

The Crescent Moon Café

The world is beautiful when the heart is full of love.











I saw the quote etched on an old wooden dresser of the café. This, and the glowing kois, the lush ambience, the alagao wrap-up salad, and the healthy food either picked from a tree or fished from their natural habitat, made me fall instantly in love with the place.

You’d surely get a yes when you propose to someone under the beautiful crescent moon.

The Crescent Moon Cafe
Ascencion Road, Brgy. Dalig
Antipolo City, Rizal
Tel. No.: 658-3866, 630-5854