Posts Tagged: ideasman

SUBIC: A Haven for Bikers

I always bring my bike along whenever I visit the SBMA Freeport in Olongapo – whether for work or for a vacation. Right now, I am here with my wife to attend the wedding of Paolo Pagaduan and Marjonette Romulo;

SUBIC: A Haven for Bikers

I always bring my bike along whenever I visit the SBMA Freeport in Olongapo – whether for work or for a vacation. Right now, I am here with my wife to attend the wedding of Paolo Pagaduan and Marjonette Romulo;

Why Class Reunions are better spent in private getaways

A great majority looks forward to class reunions. It is primarily a time to meet old friends and reminisce about the good old days. Some even fly in and travel all the way from abroad just to spend valuable and

Why Class Reunions are better spent in private getaways

A great majority looks forward to class reunions. It is primarily a time to meet old friends and reminisce about the good old days. Some even fly in and travel all the way from abroad just to spend valuable and

15 Things To Do While Waiting For Your Delayed Flight

Go to your airline counter for updates on your flight. Go on Facebook, etc. till your laptop batteries run out. Take a short nap. Then go to your airline counter for updates on your flight. Have snacks and sip coffee.

15 Things To Do While Waiting For Your Delayed Flight

Go to your airline counter for updates on your flight. Go on Facebook, etc. till your laptop batteries run out. Take a short nap. Then go to your airline counter for updates on your flight. Have snacks and sip coffee.

GO Hotels Tacloban: Go? Or no go?

Twas our first time to try out the GO Budget Hotel while waiting for our flight back home to Manila (the next day) from Tacloban City, Leyte. We were with Henry Ocier and Janice Gan of our Grupo Da Imaculada

GO Hotels Tacloban: Go? Or no go?

Twas our first time to try out the GO Budget Hotel while waiting for our flight back home to Manila (the next day) from Tacloban City, Leyte. We were with Henry Ocier and Janice Gan of our Grupo Da Imaculada

In Malaysia, ETS also stands for Efficient Train Service

Traveling abroad, I cannot help but envy the efficient and modern trains they have in these countries. Recently, Taiwan and Malaysia comes to mind. I write this while onboard Malaysia’s ETS (Electric Train Service) from Ipoh to KL Sentral, approximately

In Malaysia, ETS also stands for Efficient Train Service

Traveling abroad, I cannot help but envy the efficient and modern trains they have in these countries. Recently, Taiwan and Malaysia comes to mind. I write this while onboard Malaysia’s ETS (Electric Train Service) from Ipoh to KL Sentral, approximately

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

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?

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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