Monday, April 23, 2012

Manila Ocean Park Adventure Part 2: Trails to Antarctica

Here's the 2nd part of our adventure in Manila Ocean Park. After you exit on the Oceanarium, you will see a stairway that will lead you to Trails to Antarctica.

Stairway leading to the Trails To Antarctica Entrance

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Manila Ocean Park Adventure Part 1: Oceanarium

This is the Part 1 of a 5-part adventure that happened last January 15, 2012. Manila Ocean Park offered discounted tickets to the employees of our company last December 2011 and I bought 2 tickets for myself and also for my girlfriend and it will serve as my birthday gift for her. I bought it for 1,200 pesos each from the original price of approximately 2000+ pesos each(sorry I forgot the original price) and you can enter 6 attractions in Manila Ocean Park. 

Manila Ocean Park ticket

Thursday, March 22, 2012

My Birthday Celebration

It's been 26 years since I was born last March 10. I can say that I have lived a not perfect but wonderful life because of my loved ones specially my girlfriend. My day become special because of them . Later that day, I have treated them for dinner in a local restaurant near our home in Bulacan. We chose to eat Filipino dishes rather than eating at fast food chains.

a restaurant near our home

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Mt. Maculot Hike: Day 2

It's our 2nd day in Mt. Maculot. We woke up at 7am and take a little breather and then went to the Rockies. It will take about 10-15 minutes walk/rock climbing from the campsite to the Rockies. Here's the picture of the Rockies taken near the campsite. You can see other mountaineers who woke up earlier than us.

The Rockies

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Mt. Maculot Hike: Day 1

We've had a great adventure last weekend. We climb Mt. Maculot which is located at Cuenca, Batangas. It was my return hike after being inactive for 2 years. The summit of Mt. Maculot is about 930 MASL (meters above sea level) but we didn't went to the summit, instead we went to the Rockies of Mt. Maculot for the famous scenic views of Taal Lake and rock formations. The Rockies is about 706 MASL.

The Mountaineers Creed: " Leave nothing but footprints. Take nothing but pictures. Kill nothing but time."

Thursday, February 23, 2012

My Mountaineering Gear: Clorts Shoes

It's been 2 years since my last climb so I have decided to buy a new shoes. It's also included in my preparation for the upcoming climb this Saturday at Mt. Maculot in Cuenca, Batangas. My last shoes wasn't a hiking shoes so it's not that good in hiking. It's kinda heavy and when it rains, the mud sticks to its sole so it contributes to weight of the shoes. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Mandarin Tea Garden Abreeza Mall Branch

I have said in my previous post that I went to Davao because of work-related duties last year right? Well since it's my first time there, I didn't let the chance to wander around slip by. And since I'm tired of eating  in fast food chains, I looked for a different dining experience. Me and my officemate went to Abreeza Mall in Davao City and there we spotted Mandarin Tea Garden.

Mandarin Tea Garden is a restaurant located in 1st floor Abreeza Mall in Davao City and they serve Filipino and Chinese dishes. They have many branches in Visayas and Mindanao area. They also have a branch near Tower Inn Davao if I'm not mistaken. I just want to share some pictures of their mouth-watering foods.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

My Valentines Day Experience

I know it's kind of late for this post but I just want to share my experience this last Valentines Day to all my readers and friends.

Last Tuesday is Valentines Day right?I'm lucky to have no work during that day so I have all the time to prepare. Me and my special someone both agree to meet at Trinoma in Quezon City after office hours (office hour in our company ends at 6:30pm). So I left home at 3:00 pm to go to the mall to buy Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake because I know she will like it. By the way, I also plan to give her doughnuts from Dunkin Donuts because they have a promo that when you buy 3 boxes of doughnut, they will give you a Valentines Day-themed pillow case. I got it from my sister because she works there and I still owe her, I'll pay her later. Hehe. Here are the pictures:

A box of doughnut
pillow case

Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Story suited for Valentines Day

Hi guys, it will be Valentines Day next week. Happy Valentines Day to all of you!!! Have you already bought gifts for your special someone or set-up a dinner date? No? Well me too. Hehe. But I already have an idea. Well since Valentines Day is near, I want you all to read this heart-warming story. It is not written by me. My girlfriend sent it to me yesterday. We don't know who the author is but I still think it is worth sharing because it will give a good lesson to all of us. I hope that you will read it thoroughly. Here it goes...

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

My Blog is on PageRank 2!!!

Earlier this morning, my good friend virgoguy checked his pagerank and he was surprised because his pagerank jumps from PR0 to PR2. So I got curious to also check my pagerank because the last time I checked it, it was still pagerank 0. So I went to to check the pagerank of my blog and I was shocked to know that my blog is already in pagerank 2! I couldn't believe it because it has been only 4 months since I started blogging. I was so happy to know that and I feel energized to increase my posts! Hehe! 

I would like to thank Google for this wonderful gift. Maybe it was his/her gift for me this Valentines Day. And I would also like to thank my fellow blogger friends and site visitors for their visits everyday. Thank you so much because you made my day!

Nokia 500

After not buying a new cellphone for the past 2 and a half year, at last I have come to buy a new one. It is Nokia 500. Actually it is not new, it was pre-owned by the officemate of my girlfriend. It is used for only 2 months and then he decided to sell it. Upon hearing that he will sell it, my girlfriend told me to buy it because her officemate will sell it for only 4500 pesos and also due to the condition of my old phone. The current market value of Nokia 500 here in the Philippines is about 8,700 pesos. Great buy right? I got more than 50% off and the model is released last September 2011 only. Here are the specifications I got from and some pictures of my new phone.

Nokia 500 Specifications provided by

Nokia 500

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

99.9% Unique Blog Award

Thank you so much Oh Bite!: A Journey to Palates for this wonderful award. 
Since I'm a newbie in the blogosphere, I'm truly grateful that you've given this to me.
God Bless you always! I don't know what to say anymore (teary eyed like in a real awards night) lol

So, without further ado, I would like to pass this award to other blogs that is unique in it's own way. Here are the name of those blogs:


Monday, January 23, 2012

Tower Inn Davao

Due to my work related duties, I went to Davao City last September 2011. I stayed there for 5 days and 4 nights. And because I will stay there for about a week, I searched for hotels that have lower rates, comfortable and near Davao Doctor's Hospital. And Tower Inn Davao have all of them.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Exchange Link

Good day my fellow bloggers/friends. Want to exchange link with me? Kindly leave a comment below with the following format:

Blog Name:

I will add your link to my blog and in return, please also add my link to your blog:

Thank you. God Bless and more power. :)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Pawikan (Sea Turtle) Sanctuary

Pawikan (Sea Turtle) Sanctuary is located at Brgy. Nagbalayong, Morong, Bataan. We went here last February 2011 because of the fiesta and it is also the hometown of my mother. This sanctuary is a community-based sea turtle conservation program that aims to protect and to propagate the endangered sea turtles. The persons behind this program are former hunters and poachers of sea turtles.

In this sanctuary, they secure the eggs laid by the sea turtles in the shores at night and then put them to a hatchery until they are hatched. Then they will take care of the baby turtles until they are ready to be released back in their original habitat. In the hatchery, the eggs are separated depending on how old they are.

Sea Turtle Egg Hatchery
One of the hatcheries