April 30, 2013

East Coast White Sand Beach Resort

We leave some parts of us in places or people we have been with. Maybe that’s why for some, it’s a struggle to be whole. You ask me what I want, and I answered the most common thing every other people want.

Life is never simple or straightforward, but I know it is full of beauty. Even the waves returning to the shore isn’t just a natural pattern in the universe, it is an act of adoration.








 

The East Coast in Anda makes a refreshing stop-over. The cove never looks the same anytime of the day. And I guess that’s the true beauty of life - its uncertainty and wonderful surprises.

I don’t know where I’m going but I do know I want you to come with me.

East Coast White Sand Beach Resort
Candabong, Anda, Bohol
Tel. No.: 0928-7629730

April 21, 2013

Subic Holiday Villas

Nestled in the woodlands of George Dewey Convention Center Complex at Subic Freeport Zone, the Subic Holiday Villas is a four-hectare leisure and retirement homes facility, originally intended for expatriates. Formally opened in 2006, it now accepts guests in one of its buildings serving as a condotel facility.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This is where we had our super-fun 2013 office teambuilding activity. We were young and wild and free.
 
Subic Holiday Villas
George Dewey Convention Center Complex
Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Tel. No.:  (047) 252-5566

April 17, 2013

Napa Restaurant and Bar

A casual dining restaurant inspired from the rustic vineyards of Napa Valley, Napa Restaurant and Bar serves American-Italian comfort food, perfect for a laidback lunch or fancy dinner.
 
 
 
 
Crispy chicken salad
 
Grilled salmon in lemon butter
 
Napa special pizza
 
Lava cake
 
 
 
There can be no greater ecstacy than savoring a lava cake, oozing with hot sexy chocolate filling bursting with passion once it finds its arms around the conservative cold vanilla ice cream. And it doesn't just end there for there is still a cherry to pop. This dessert, I swear, could make you ditch even the love of your life.

Napa Restaurant and Bar
#12 Scout Borromeo St.
South Triangle, Quezon City
Tel. No.: 414-8272

April 10, 2013

Mt. Pico de Loro

“The question in life is whether or not you are going
to answer a hearty ‘yes’ to your adventure.”
- Joseph Campbell
 
Considered the highest mountain of Cavite, Mt. Pico De Loro (also known as Mt. Palay-Palay) is so called because of a unique rock formation shaped like a parrot’s beak near its summit. It was said that the name was given by Spanish mariners who have used the mountain as a directional landmark whenever their galleons approach the port of Manila through Manila Bay. But whoever said that it was a minor climb with a level 3 difficulty, hesalayer hehe. It was actually a long, arduous trek for ordinary pedestrians or unseasoned climbers. The ascent was equally tiring as the descent. But once you get to the summit, you will be rewarded with a 360 degree magnificent view of the Caraballo Mountains, Hamilo Coast, and the Batangas-Cavite shoreline.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The cost of this adventure is more or less P600.00 but the joy of being with friends and meeting new ones, ang mawala na naman sa bundok, ang makita ang mga mukhang-ginahasang first time climbers pagkatapos ng mahabang lakaran, at makita si Reina Marie Calvo na mag four-wheel at gumapang hanggang summit, they’re priceless.

April 7, 2013

Blanco Family Museum

The family that paints together exhibits together.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
It was first in the Philippine history when Blanco family - headed by the late Jose “Pitok” V. Blanco and Loring and their seven children Glenn, Noel, Michael, Joy, Jan, Gay, and Peter Paul - held exhibit at the National Museum in Manila in 1978.
 
The evocative, stirring and folk-realist artworks of the famous family of painters can be viewed in their private museum in Angono, Rizal. Their paintings and murals capture human spirit and real emotions from a simple joy of a mother to the anguish of the whole town folks. But what’s admirable is the love for family represented in each artwork. Surely, these modern classics touch and warm the heart and soul.