Pearl Farm, Samal Island

a world-class beach resort in Samal Island off the coast of Davao City. A perfect place for couples and honeymooners

White Island, Camiguin

a white sand bar and ideal for swimming.

Snorkeling at Balicasag

After Dolphin watching, the best thing to do is to swim and snorkel at Balicasag Island.

The majestic Cagbalete Island, Quezon

A simple island that offers peaceful and relaxing weekend getaway.

Cagayan de Oro

Experience the thrill of White Water Rafting at Cagayan de Oro with Kagay

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Km 19 east Bar and Grill gig schedule for march 2..

March, 2013
1 - Side A
2 - Razorback & Zombettes
3 - Gina Respall
5 - MYMP
6 - Freestyle
7 - Juris
8 - Side A
9 - Up Dharma Down
10 - True Faith, 3rd Avenue, Paramita & Sky Junkie
12 - MYMP
13 - Freestyle
14 - Juris
15 - Side A
16 - 70's Super Band
18 - Urbandub, Kamikazee & Wolfgang
19 - MYMP
20 - Freestyle
21 - Juris
22 - Side A
23 - Rivermaya, Dong Abay & the Tanods, Oktaves & Gaijin
26 - MYMP
27 - Freestyle

The 70's Bistro gig schedule for March 2013

Artists for the Month of March 2013 
 March 1 - The Jerks
March 2 - Joey Ayala
March 4 - Chicosci, Typecast Video Launch
March 5 - Indio I
March 6 - 6 Cycle Mind, callalily, Moonstar 88
March 7 - Franco, The Chongkeys
March 8 - Brownman Revival
March 9 - Kalayo
March 11- Rico Blanco
March 12- T.B.A.
March 14- T.B.A.
March 15- The Jerks
March 16- Brownman Revival
March 18- T.B.A.
March 19- T.B.A.
March 20- Spongecola
March 21- T.B.A.
March 22- Brownman Revival
March 23- Session Road
March 25- Kamikazee
March 26- Sandwich
March 27- T.B.A
*T.B.A. (To Be Announced)
 
 
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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Tamaraw Beach and Resort, Puerto Galera

Backlog.


Xave and I celebrated November 1st, All saints day at Puerto Galera. It wasn't our first time in Puerto Galera but it was our first time at Tamaraw Beach, which we found out, was way way better than White Beach. It was quiet and peaceful unlike the other busy beach.


We stayed at Tamaraw Beach Resort which cost us Php1500 for an overnight cottage stay as i don't like to stay at their hotel.

I think everyone knows how to go to Puerto Galera right? Ride a Bus going to Batangas Port, the one at Buendia is cheaper, then from the port, ride the boat. :) Now for you to go to Tamaraw Beach, it's either you ask the hotel to fetch you or you can go to the left side of the beach (facing the sea), you'll sea a lot of rocks, just cross over and you're at Tamaraw Beach! hehehe. Easy as 1, 2, 3!

cottage room



view from balcony.
yours truly. lol

Whenever we want to eat, we cross the rocks. After all, food at white beach is cheaper.


 
Here's Tamaraw Beach Hotel.



Casa Ibiza, Antipolo City, Rizal

Backlog.

I can't really remember the exact month we visited Casa Ibiza. I guess, it was like 8 months ago. lol
Barbs got us a voucher thru Metrodeal, around 1000php each for an overnight stay at Casa Ibiza, Rizal.

They say that Casa Ibiza is an urban oasis in the city, a Mexican inspired island resort getaway and events place minutes away from the bustling metropolis.

Honestly, i cant remember anything so i'll just share some photos!Everyone loves photos. hahahaha. And, if someone is looking for a place to stay or travel, they'll love to see photos right?


Casa Ibiza is also perfect for weddings and intimate gatherings.



I guess, Casa Ibiza was initially built as Model House for a subdivision. You can see that what i'm saying once you visited the place. And they just made it a resort.lol







It's a beautiful place. Its quite pricey if you don't have vouchers. So go and get one! :)

A day at the National Museum of the Philippines


 It was October when we went to the National Museum of the Philippines for free. Yes, for free.Free! Free!
So I asked my cousins, Camille and Denzell, and my friend, Anak if they want to join me. They said yes!

We arrived early! Who doesn't like freebies right??

Note: This post may contain a LOT of pictures.

Regisration
spolarium
 

National Museum
 

Stop goofing around guys. Lol.
More photos:






Newly painted walls with cool colors. :)




I am no photographer. Look at the picture above. hahaha.

For more information regarding National Museum. Please visit their website and Like their facebook page!

National Museum of the Philippines
National Museum Facebook page

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Reggae Saturday at 19east Km Bar and Grill

So yes, last night, xave and I went to 19 east Bar and Grill. We were so disappointed.

Read: I'm starting to hate 19east Bar and Grill, Sucat.


Good thing we enjoyed the bands' performance. :)

 

In order of Performance:

Chocolate Factory - some of their songs are One Love, Collie Herb, Ilalim, Sweet sexy lady and many more. I like this reggae band most especially their pianist. lol
Follow their Facebook page for more info: Chocolate Factory


Indio I  -i'm not sure of the list of their songs but they're good. :)
Facebook page- Indio I


The Chongkeys - their songs are: Diksyunaryo, Gabi ng Lagim,and many more! They rock!!

Facebook page: The Chongkeys


Franco band- i came to know this band because of my ever loved bassist, Buwi Meneses. Too bad they were disbanded. Some of the songs that i like are: Castaway, The Gathering, Song for the suspect, Touch the sky and Memory Kill.
Facebook page: Franco Suspitsados


Apologies for the photos, i just used my ever reliable iphone.

Let us support OPM!!



I'm starting to hate 19east Bar and Grill, Sucat.

Last night we went to 19east Bar and Grill located at Sucat. We came all the way from Manila just to watch the gig for the night. We arrived at around 8:30PM, there were few people inside their Music Hall.

Feb 9,2013: Franco, The Chocolate Factory, Chongkeys and Indio I.

We got our table for 2 and asked if maybe we can buy some bottle of beers inside, we can pay for it immediately so they can put it on our tables so we can eat outside since the place has a nice view and ambiance.

They said no. We cannot buy beers and eat outside and i was like, whaaaatttt????
They said, no to reservations.

First of all, we aren't reserving tables. We paid our entrance fees and we are willing to pay immediately.
They said, their foods have different prices if you are to eat inside the Music Hall and outside.
I asked them if we can eat outside with the same price.

They said no.

This is unbelievable!

I tweeted @19east and here's their explanation.

So sorry for the misunderstanding. The waiter may not have explained our position correctly. Anyway, we allow our music hall guests to have dinner in the garden except shows such as Franco's where we expect a heavy turnout. From our experience, when a lot of people come in at about the same time, its hard to control and prevent the crowd from taking or "stealing" reserved tables that are unattended. To avoid logistical nightmare, we discourage guests from leaving their tables.

I got your point. But again, I asked if we can buy beers and we are to leave those to our table.
I've been going to 19east a lot of times, last time we ate outside and left our table, it was a Parokya ni Edgar and Gloc 9's night. (if you get what i mean)

Can you still remember the night you served me chicken lollipops that tasted like a hundred years old?
The breading was too thick because inside was another breading. lol. The chicken was already black inside.

Did you hear anything from me? (can't find the photos, i'm gonna search for it soon as i get home)

How are we suppose to eat inside the Music hall? Can't even see my food!


 I am not complaining with your overpriced food and drinks. But we're guests. You should've atleast considered that.



We could've ordered more food but i wasn't in the mood anymore.

Entrance fee was 200php.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Do-it-yourself : CALAGUAS ISLAND (Itinerary and Expenses)


I've been wanting to visit the ever famous CALAGUAS ISLAND for 4 years already. I had chances to go with friends and some travel friends but i was always broke. lol

Then i found a tour package worth 3500 each but i decided it will be much cheaper if i do a DIY Trip. I asked around for people who wanted to come with me. 5 said yes!



Feb 1, 2012 (FRIDAY)

Anak and I met at LRT2 Recto Station at around 6:00PM. We decided to ride the LRT going to Cubao Station, after a LONG LONG walk going to Superlines, we were advised to go to the other SUperlines Terminal in front of BALIWAG Transit terminal. We were sweaty and hungry by the time we arrived at Superlines to be informed that the AC Bus going to PARACALE's departure time was 7:45PM. HOLYYY &*^%*!

We decided to ride the BUS to AYALA then we were dropped of at PHILTRANCO TERMINAL.It was already 8:15PM. We asked the Cashier if they have any BUS going to PARACALE, but none. So we just bought tickets to TALOBATIB. (Aren't you gonna ask where are the other 4??)

They said it was really hard to find a cab from Makati going to Cubao. Excuses! Good thing the Philtranco Bus will stop at Pasay Terminal to fetch passengers. Filipino time!!!!!

It was already 9:15PM when we arrived at Pasay Terminal. So there, we saw Rick, Emy, Ann and Niko. Nice. By 9:45PM we departed. OFF TO BICOL!!!




Feb 2, 2012 (SATURDAY)

It was around 5:00am when we were dropped off at TALOBATIB. It was raining. Yes, RAINING!!! It was Paracale's FIESTA that day too.
We rented 2 tricycles going to Paracale worth 250pesos each.

Our meet up place with the boatman was at Shell Station. There was a small eatery and we decided to have breakfast. It was around 5:45 when the boatman arrived and we went directly to their place.

By 6:00am, we decided to go to Paracale Market.

This is what we saw!!! 



NO CHICKEN! NO BEEF! NO SHRIMP! NO SQUID! Just PORK, TILAPIA and BANGUS!!!

Emy's a vegetarian. Ann and Niko doesn't eat pork. We even had a hard time finding veggies or even salted egg.
There were no hard drinks sold on stores. Good thing i was able to find 2 small empi lights. lol

We bought, 2 kls of Tilapia, 1 kl Pork and some sinigang ingredients. Charcoal, 5pieces of salted egg, onions,tomatoes etc.
It was hopeless we decided to just buy a live chicken! lol While we were walking, we saw a house selling live chickens and we asked the lady if they have one. We were given a 1kl  Magnolia Chicken. ahahaa.

We roam around looking for a water station. When we found one, we bought a large gallon of water. Deposit was 200pesos. 35 pesos for the water. When we were asked where we are going, we told the owner were heading to CALAGUAS and he said water is worth 50 pesos coz' we're going to CALAGUAS. what the f??? TIP: DONT SAY YOU'RE GOING TO CALAGUAS!

It was around 8:00AM when we rode the BOAT. It was a rainy day. There was one boat who went ahead of us like 15 or 20minutes.

Anak and her plastic bag
TIP: Don't forget to bring large plastic bags. Look at the picture above! :)


 It was a holy *%^&* rollercoaster jungle-log-jam ride. Read: I am not exaggerating. Waves were so strong and huge. (i thought it was the end of my life, really) we were all wet the entire 2.5hr boat ride. I even prayed the rosary for guidance. yikes!! I can't describe how scary it was. We also went passed the other boat. We were even already finished cooking LUNCH when they arrived. No kidding!

When we arrived at Mahabang Buhangin Beach and it was so beautiful!



Lunch Time!

emy and anak!
Beautiful!



Powdery white sand, unspoiled beach, beautiful and serene. This island is majestic!!

We really enjoyed our first day. We took a lot of pictures and cooked a lot of food.

Note: No signal. Even Smart network. No electricity so make sure you bring your own flashlights!


We cooked our dinner by 4:00PM, we need to make sure were done before sunset. :)
By the way, we rented 2 tents, 250 each and an open cottage worth 200 pesos.

I actually decided to sleep on the bench of the open cottage but it rained so i have no choice but to get inside the tent. lol

Feb 3, 2012 (SUNDAY)

I woke up at around 5:30am and cooked our breakfast. Too bad, one of our grilled fish was eaten by the stray dog. hahaha.

By 7:00am we decided to trek the hill.



This place was gorgeous! Super!!!!!!
It was a 30minute trek. We also paid 20pesos each! :)


After lunch, we decided that we need to get back to Paracale since the van's going to Daet were  until 4PM only.


Goodbye my dearest Calaguas! :)

It was a smooth sail going back to Paracale. :) The boat we rented costs 3500pesos. It should've been 500 pesos cheaper but it was fiesta and it will be unfair for Kuya Joseph and Kuya Jun to be at the island while everyone was celebrating.

We also give them all meals that we have from breakfast to dinner including their pulutans.
I forgot the name of the caretaker of the resort we stayed but they were really accommodating. They allowed us to use some of their plates and bowls.

We stayed at the left side of the beach, facing the sea. We were all alone at the beach while the other group stayed on the farthest right side.

Sample itinerary:


Expenses: This could've been much cheaper if we didn't bought a lot of food.


Do-it-yourself Calaguas Trip was really easy for backpacker and campers! No need for tour packages!

Here is Kuya Joseph's number:  09308198217

His son is currently at PGH and in need of operation due to a dislocated bone on his hips.





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