Zest Air’s maiden flight to Kuala Lumpur takes off from Terminal 4

As I am writing this, we are at the departure lounge of the NAIA Terminal 4 (Old Domestic Airport) for the maiden flight of Zest Air to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This is actually the first international flight out of this

Zest Air’s maiden flight to Kuala Lumpur takes off from Terminal 4

As I am writing this, we are at the departure lounge of the NAIA Terminal 4 (Old Domestic Airport) for the maiden flight of Zest Air to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This is actually the first international flight out of this

Marikina Bikeways, first in the Philippines

The Marikina Bikeways is an integrated network of 52 kms. of bike lanes spread all over the Shoe Capital of the Philippines. Funded by the World Bank thru a dollar denominated grant in 2001, it advocates “bike to work” and

Marikina Bikeways, first in the Philippines

The Marikina Bikeways is an integrated network of 52 kms. of bike lanes spread all over the Shoe Capital of the Philippines. Funded by the World Bank thru a dollar denominated grant in 2001, it advocates “bike to work” and

PATIO SAN JOSE: For intimate time with family and friends

PATIO SAN JOSE: For intimate time with family and friends

Patio San Jose – Outdoor/garden setting for special functions. Reunions, Birthdays, Weddings, Baptisms, Debut, Meetings, Kiddie Parties, Retreats. Private Infinity Swimming Pool. For intimate family gatherings and barkada outings.

Bahay San Jose – 2 Bedroom Pension House for weddings, balikbayans, tourists, and transients.

No. 60 Rosas Street, Twinville Subdivision, Concepcion Uno, Marikina City
Call (632) 9338580 or 09175256945

PATIO SAN JOSE: For intimate time with family and friends

PATIO SAN JOSE: For intimate time with family and friends

Patio San Jose – Outdoor/garden setting for special functions. Reunions, Birthdays, Weddings, Baptisms, Debut, Meetings, Kiddie Parties, Retreats. Private Infinity Swimming Pool. For intimate family gatherings and barkada outings.

Bahay San Jose – 2 Bedroom Pension House for weddings, balikbayans, tourists, and transients.

No. 60 Rosas Street, Twinville Subdivision, Concepcion Uno, Marikina City
Call (632) 9338580 or 09175256945

GUARANA at JILL’S

GUARANA at JILL'S

TONIGHT & every Tuesday! Guaraná AO VIVO takes you to Jill’s @ The Fort 930pm for a bossanova-samba-salsa party where everybody is a diva on the dance floor! Rain or shine, those hips are gonna shake and grind!

Like them on Facebook — http://www.facebook.com/guaranaband

GUARANA at JILL’S

GUARANA at JILL'S

TONIGHT & every Tuesday! Guaraná AO VIVO takes you to Jill’s @ The Fort 930pm for a bossanova-samba-salsa party where everybody is a diva on the dance floor! Rain or shine, those hips are gonna shake and grind!

Like them on Facebook — http://www.facebook.com/guaranaband

HUNDRED ISLANDS in Alaminos, Pangasinan

HUNDRED ISLANDS in Alaminos, Pangasinan

Though I did not grow up here in our hometown, I spent my summers here.

And, it was only now that I had this sort of mystical experience where mist hovered over the still part of the water we were in when it rained. Such a sensoral experience because being in its midst and the sight of millions of raindrops splattering the sea competed with the contrasting heat of the water and the cold rain shower for the brain’s attention.

This must be the closest thing to ecstasy. A taste of heaven on earth … a glimpse of paradise.

So surreal. Just like that coming straight out of a high-budget movie set.
It was a perfect moment — a fleeting magical moment that cannot be captured or prolonged.

This experience really made our day. Coming as it did on our way back home to the mainland, Lucap, after spending almost the whole day in crowded Quezon Island.

It was our first time to visit Romulo Island and we had it all to ourselves. What more can one ask for?

HUNDRED ISLANDS in Alaminos, Pangasinan

HUNDRED ISLANDS in Alaminos, Pangasinan

Though I did not grow up here in our hometown, I spent my summers here.

And, it was only now that I had this sort of mystical experience where mist hovered over the still part of the water we were in when it rained. Such a sensoral experience because being in its midst and the sight of millions of raindrops splattering the sea competed with the contrasting heat of the water and the cold rain shower for the brain’s attention.

This must be the closest thing to ecstasy. A taste of heaven on earth … a glimpse of paradise.

So surreal. Just like that coming straight out of a high-budget movie set.
It was a perfect moment — a fleeting magical moment that cannot be captured or prolonged.

This experience really made our day. Coming as it did on our way back home to the mainland, Lucap, after spending almost the whole day in crowded Quezon Island.

It was our first time to visit Romulo Island and we had it all to ourselves. What more can one ask for?

Baguio: Strawberry Taho Anyone?

Baguio: Strawberry Taho Anyone?

The first time we encountered Strawberry Taho was when we went up to Baguio one summer. We heard Mass at the St. Joseph Parish, near Wright Park, and my wife spotted this delicacy.

The following day, like a conceiving pregnant mother, she kept on badgering me about buying strawberry taho.

Are you sure they did not add Cordillera gold to this strawberry taho concoction?

Baguio: Strawberry Taho Anyone?

Baguio: Strawberry Taho Anyone?

The first time we encountered Strawberry Taho was when we went up to Baguio one summer. We heard Mass at the St. Joseph Parish, near Wright Park, and my wife spotted this delicacy.

The following day, like a conceiving pregnant mother, she kept on badgering me about buying strawberry taho.

Are you sure they did not add Cordillera gold to this strawberry taho concoction?

PPUR: Longest underground river system

Puerto Princesa Underground River

The world’s longest underground river system accessible to man can be found at the St. Paul National Park in the province of Palawan. It is 8 kilometers long. (Photo: OP-PCSD)

PPUR: Longest underground river system

Puerto Princesa Underground River

The world’s longest underground river system accessible to man can be found at the St. Paul National Park in the province of Palawan. It is 8 kilometers long. (Photo: OP-PCSD)

BUTANDING: Largest fish in the world

BUTANDING: Largest fish in the world

The largest fish in the world, the Whale Shark, regularly swims to Philippine waters. Donsol, a fishing town in Sorsogon province, serves as a sanctuary to a group of 40 whale sharks (Rhincodontypus), which are considered as the largest fish in the world, measuring between 18 to 35 feet in length and weighing about 20 tons. Locally known as “butanding“, whale sharks visit the waters of Donsol from November to May. They travel across the oceans but nowhere else have they been sighted in a larger group than in the waters of Sorsogon. (Picture of Jonathan Bird c/o Allan Amanse)

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BUTANDING: Largest fish in the world

BUTANDING: Largest fish in the world

The largest fish in the world, the Whale Shark, regularly swims to Philippine waters. Donsol, a fishing town in Sorsogon province, serves as a sanctuary to a group of 40 whale sharks (Rhincodontypus), which are considered as the largest fish in the world, measuring between 18 to 35 feet in length and weighing about 20 tons. Locally known as “butanding“, whale sharks visit the waters of Donsol from November to May. They travel across the oceans but nowhere else have they been sighted in a larger group than in the waters of Sorsogon. (Picture of Jonathan Bird c/o Allan Amanse)

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Ang Bagong "Shoe Expo" ng Marikina

Patio Del Zapatero

Come and visit the Patio Del Zapateros. The newest “shoe expo” this side of the metropolis. Features 42 brands of Marikina-made shoes. Durable yet affordable. The patio is just beside the Shoe Museum along JP Rizal Street, San Roque, Marikina.

Ang Bagong "Shoe Expo" ng Marikina

Patio Del Zapatero

Come and visit the Patio Del Zapateros. The newest “shoe expo” this side of the metropolis. Features 42 brands of Marikina-made shoes. Durable yet affordable. The patio is just beside the Shoe Museum along JP Rizal Street, San Roque, Marikina.

A Smiling and Caring People

Ask yourself — why is it that expatriates who initially resent being assigned to the Philippines eventually find it so hard to leave when their tour of duty is up? Why are nurses and caregivers from the Philippines very much

A Smiling and Caring People

Ask yourself — why is it that expatriates who initially resent being assigned to the Philippines eventually find it so hard to leave when their tour of duty is up? Why are nurses and caregivers from the Philippines very much