I was too eager to wake up early to be able to watch sunrise. And good thing I did and the moment I look outside my tent this is what I saw: 

Who could not ever think of thanking God when they saw something like this? 


We are lucky enough that we have been accomodated by a group who rented a private boat to Cagbalete Island particularly at Villa Cleofas where we are going to stay as well. :)
When we arrived there, we were dropped at the Bonsai Island since the boat can't access anymore because of the shallowness of the water .. another "lucky moment" .. as this is one of the reason why I want to go to Cagbalete Island.

The Bonsai Island is an islet which can only be seen during low tide as the water really gets low.

I believe it is because of this bonsai like mangrove that it's called the Bonsai Island ..

We walked from the islet going to the resort .. 
Just a tip: don't walk bare footed .. you might cut yourself from sharp dead corals ..

As the water starts to return it covers the bonsai mangrove .. :)

LILIW, LAGUNA: The Land of Footwear

Liliw, a small town in Laguna which was founded by Gat Tayaw in 1571.

Gat Tayaw

 And for most, it is known as the Shoe Capital or "The Land of Footwear". Who wouldn't love going there when you can buy footwear in an affordable price with a high quality. 

a giant sandal displayed in one store :)

Araw Ng Dabaw 2013

Here's the schedule of activities for the Araw ng Dabaw 2013:

Have fun and enjoy Davao City where Life is Here! :)

National Film Festival 2012 in Davao City

The Film Development Center of the Philippines (FDCP) selected Davao City to stage the Sineng Pambansa National Film Festival. As with FDCP press release they choose Davao because of it's leading role in political, economic and cultural history of Mindanao. And with it's wealth of local talent, it is also an important regional base for the emerging independent film community in the Philippines. This is to support the local filmmakers.

The National Film Festival will be on June 29, 2012 until July 03, 2012. It will be screened at the following cinemas in the participating malls: Abreeza Mall, SM City Davao, Gaisano Mall Davao, and NCCC Mall. The ticket is only P50.00.

There are 18 films that will be shown and in three categories:

for the Full-LengthFeatured Films :

  • Ang Mga Aswang (Iloilo)
  • Ang Mga Kidnapper ni Ronnie Lazaro (Manila)
  • Beadworks (Iloilo)
  • Duwaya (Marawi)
  • Gugma Sang Panahon Sang Bakunawa (IloIlo)
  • In Banka Ha Ut Sin Duwa Sapah (Jolo, Sulu)
  • Kanana Kanu (Kalinga)
  • Malan (Davao)
  • Qiyamah (Maguindanao)
  • Qwerty (Manila)
  • Tambara (Davao)
for the Documentary:
  • Ginabuhi It Bulig (Aklan)
  • Jingle Lang Ang Pahina (Tagaytay)
  • Illustrated By (Manila)
  • Tagurih (Sulu)
  • Walay Tumo'y ng Punterya (Cebu)
for the Animation:
  • Kalon 
  • Si Pagong At Si Matsing

AYALA MUSEUM: International Museum Day 2012

This is one great opportunity to visit the Ayala Museum with free entrance fee, in celebration of International Museum Day which is being celebrated worldwide. It will be on May 18, 2012 (Friday). 
Last year I've got the chance to visit the said museum and I had a great time checking each floor as it showcase different collections.

Hillsong United Tour 2011: The Aftermath

It was May 2011 when I heard that Hillsong United will be in the Philippines again through my cousins post. Immediately I checked on ticketnet of the available seats and it was almost full. I informed my friend about it and she was excited to watch as well (I was with her the last time Hillsong United was here :D ). My other cousin who is living in the US read about the thread that we had and she message me in private saying .. "let me know how much is the ticket and it'll be my birthday gift for you and please choose the VIP seat" .. but unfortunately there was no more VIP seats available but only the upper box seats and only 4 seats available so I immediately bought the 4 tickets as I don't want to take the general admission seats .. :)

my buddy angel came along .. :)

My Encounter With A Victim

It's a Sunday .. Rainy Sunday afternoon and I went to church .. and the topic is about the Golden Rule:
pic is from
same as "Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You" .. and its difference with "Don't Do Unto Others What You Don't Want Others Do Unto You" ..

and we were ask if we saw the movie Pay It Forward .. and I did .. :) .. then the life vest ad was also being shown..

Pastor Ed discussed it all and even how to embrace it .. 

And then after church around 6:30 p.m.  it was still raining but not that hard so I walked going to Quezon Ave., and waited for an FX bound for SM North as I was thinking of having my dinner there. Some minutes pass yet there's still no FX. When someone asked me what time is it, so I answered him. Then he said thanks he started talking to me about what happened to him. The man is a victim of snatching wherein he didn't noticed that he was being robbed in the jeepney. 

SM MOA Eye: Tallest & Biggest Ferris Wheel in the Philippines

It was November 2011 when I noticed the construction of the ferris wheel at the mini theme park of SM Mall of Asia, when I go back in the area February 2012 it was already operational. I learned that it opened last December 16, 2011.

The SM MOA Eye is the largest and tallest ferris wheel here in the Philippines as it towers 160 feet. Just like the Singapore flyer and the London Eye it is bears resemblance to an eye because by riding it you can have the best view of the area.


PAMPANGA: Crucifixion On A Good Friday

In wanting to witness a crucifixion or the re-enactment of Christ's death and the only place I know where they do it is in Pampanga, I was able to convinced my friend who lives there to accompany me. Early morning of some years ago, a good friday, I and one friend left Manila for San Fernando, Pampanga to meet my friend. When we arrived in San Fernando along the way you'll see people carrying a cross while walking barefooted.


On my previous Baguio Trip, it was just a quick trip to attend a family event but I still tried to make a list of some place I want to go or restaurants to try .. So I make a search on what else to do or where else to go in Baguio City .. I came across Oh My Gulay .. but I saw where it was located but I didn't have a chance to go there .. so on my second trip for 2011 .. me, hubby, and cousin went to have our late lunch there .. it is located along Session Road .. Look for the green building named La Azotea and it's in the top most floor .. 

BAGUIO CITY: Glenn 50's Diner

The Glenn 50's Diner which is located in General Luna Road in the corner of Leonard Wood Road and Brent Road is recommended to me by my aunt to try. I, hubby, and my cousin decided to have our lunch there. The diner somehow looks cute with the light blue and pink colors.

Seat Sales . More Fun in the Philippines . Piso Fare

The piso fare from Cebu Pacific Air is on! 
It just started now when the clock strikes 12. It's there P1 for every Juan .. P1 just for fun .. Seat Sales . More fun in the Philippines promo .. It simply means all basic fare to all domestic destinations .. Not just for the domestic flights but also for International destinations .. 
Their promo only runs until the 22nd of January 2012
With the travel period from June 1 until December 15, 2012.

So to those who haven't started exploring thru travel, start now. 

Here's their website:

BAGUIO CITY: Philippine Military Academy & PMA Museum

The Philippine Military Academy in Fort Gregorio Del Pilar, Loakan Road, Baguio City prepares the best Filipino men and women for military services. 

BAGUIO CITY: Cordillera World

At Mines View Park there's a new store called Cordillera World .. wherein you can see the culture of Cordillera .. you can also wear the tribe's costumes and have some picture around ..