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Forever Summer.



β€œThe beach is not a place to work; to read, write or to think.”
― Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea


True! And that is the very reason why I love the beach – my querencia.

Life is good

Life should be a “beach”. A forever summer. Forever great!


Life is a Beach!


Virgin Island - Bohol

Panglao Beach - Bohol

Punta Fuego - Nasugbu Batangas

Sevilleno Beach - Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte

Punta de Uian - San Antonio Zambales

Canyon Cove - Nasugbu Batangas

Crystal Cove - Boracay


Dakak Beach Resort - Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte

Because life is a beach and I love it! πŸ˜€










Pampered at Olympia… :D


Last Sunday, I finally decided to redeem the coupon I bought from Buyanihan for a two and a half hour full body massage with lavender salt scrub and seaweed cocoon wrap at Olympia Spa. So here’s the deal:

  • VIP treatment on a 2 Β½ hour-Service in a world class spa:

Choice of Swedish, Shiatsu, or Combination Massage
Valid for Lavander Salt Scrub
Valid for Seaweed Cocoon Body Wrap

  • Treatment will be done at Olympia Spa Executive Suite, where clients have their own Shower and Tub

So was it worth it?


I arrived at Olympia Spa an hour before schedule (excited much?), I was willing to wait but they informed me that if I want to, I can start with my treatment. And of course, I said yes.

They ushered me to the VIP room where I was met with these: Read the rest of this entry

An Exotic Adventure! :D


Restaurant Name:
Balaw-Balaw Specialty Restaurant (Folk Food, Folk Art)

Balaw-Balaw Specialty Restaurant

Angono, Rizal, Philippines

How to Get There (from Makati)?

  1. Take the MRT: Buendia to Shaw Station/Star MallΒ  (Fare: P11.00).
  2. Go to the Binangonan Terminal (EDSA side of Star Mall).
  3. Take the Van/FX going to Binangonan (Fare: P50). You can simply request the driver to drop you off at Balaw-Balaw Restaurant (Travel Time: 30-45mins).

Why go there?

  1. They serve sumptuous EXOTIC food, and
  2. It’s not just a restaurant, it’s an art gallery as well!

The Menu:

Exotic Dishes Menu

They also serve Adobong Baboy Ramo/Wild Boar (P380) and tapang Usa/Deer.

For the less adventurous, no need to fret, they also Read the rest of this entry

Rizal sa Dapitan.


It was already late when we left Dakak for “Rizal sa Dapitan” but we took our chance anyway. When we arrived at the place, it was pitch black. We learned that they had an electrical “wiring” problem, thus the darkness.

But Kuya tour guide was kind and patient enough to show us around. So our light-less journey unfolded:

National Hero "Height" Standard.


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Heavenly Haven…


It was a weekend that my friends and I were looking forward to. After all, we are desperate to get away from work-related stress (char!). A vacation is long overdue. But what’s better than a vacation? A vacation spent together with special friends (weh?).

Allow me to share my experience in Dakak Beach Resort. Dakak is located in Dapitan City in the Province of Zamboanga del Norte. Yes, the same city where our National Hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal was exiled. We were so excited to visit the place. Thanks to Russ and Shaal, we were able to have a “valid” reason to fly to the place. And it was awesome!


Enrty point is the Dipolog City Airport. Cebu Pacific ETD was at 10:40am and we arrived at Dipolog around 12nn (PAL’s ETD is earlier). We were then transferred to Dakak through a mini bus/coaster that took about 40-45mins.






Given that it’s summer and the place (both Dipolog and Dapitan) is a coastal area – it was really really hot! The coaster didn’t help because the AC is not doing it’s part. But then, I am the kind of person who doesn’t mind little details like that. Again, it’s SUMMER (what do I expect?)! Add to that the fact that I grew up in this Province so a “little heat” won’t hurt me..:) I would have even preferred to have the windows down (oh well) because unlike here in Metro Manila, ang Probinsiya – no matter how hot it gets – still has the “fresh air”.

Finally, Dakak… Read the rest of this entry

That’s so Pinoy!


Just last weekend our Operations Unit decided to have a Summer Outing and luckily I was invited (thanks Ted!). On our way to the place we saw some stuff that are quite “interesting”…. πŸ™‚

somewhere down the road called EDSA

It’s quite comprehensive for a road sign. Maybe that’s why nobody pays attention to it. Read the rest of this entry