June 28, 2012

Sumilon and Oslob Butandings

“I know it’s wrong but I love the way you touch me.”
- Pakiramdam pagkatapos masagi ng butanding









Oslob, a picturesque town about three hours away from Cebu City, finally found its dot on the Philippine map for its gentle butandings and beautiful Sumilon Island. Regular cost for whale shark watching is P500 per person, while side trip to Sumilon is P2,000 per boat good for maximum of eight persons. Entering the Sumilon Island Resort for day use, inclusive of lunch, will entail additional damage of P2,000 per person.

June 20, 2012

Playa Laiya









Playa Laiya: A comfort for the chosen few.
Unfortunately, I'm part of the many. Hehe.

June 12, 2012

The Ananyana

It all started as a dream. He sat down in his favourite chair by the fireplace. For him there was scarcely anything more comfortable than this old family heirloom. Sometimes however he dreamt of cutting loose completely. What would it feel like if all the senses melted into one?









The Ananyana is only one of many beach resorts in Panglao, Bohol. But it is one of the few where the reality lives up to the dream. And anyone who has experienced this will surely say: Yes, it’s true.

Panglao Island Nature Resort and Spa

"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."
- Mae West











From sun-kissed hills to underwater wonders to exotic wildlife, Bohol is a tropical sanctuary of natural beauty. Feel its festive charm pulsating through Panglao Island Nature Resort and Spa.

June 10, 2012

Mt. Maculot

One must move mountains to keep the person he loves.













Just three hour bus-ride away from Manila, Mt. Maculot in Cuenca Batangas is a popular daytrip or overnight destination for campers and mountain climbers. Its high volcanic rock wall called The Rockies, is said to be part of Taal Caldera's crater rim. At the summit, one could see the scenic Taal Lake. 

June 6, 2012

Japan

In Japan, I could easily get lost in translation the way I got lost in the subway train a few times. I only know a handful of Nihongo like moshi-moshi, arigato gozaimasu, and hai, words I could easily count with my fingers hehe. But I guess two of the most important words I learned were tatemae or the presentation of your public self and hone, how you really feel. I heard my kababayans’ stories, they all look very happy, but I can sense there’s always pain behind their smile.

Daibutsu Kamakura

Cityscape from Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Disneyland

Shinkansen

Buta

Tokyo National Art Center

Kamakura temple


Kamakura beach

Rickshaw ride

Kyoto Tower

Hakone Ropeway

Hakone sulfur mining



Ashi Lake


Nara Deer Park


Nagoya Science Museum

Mochi cream

Shibuya


Japan, please be good to my fellow Filipinos.