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.