Not Like Ours | Climbing Aurora’s Balete Tree

Baler Balete and Not Like Ours Elementals

Three weeks after I climbed (all thureee”sides”) of the infamous tree, I’m still sick. I was already sick prior to the trip but of course (rolls eyes, slightly) it has to be my disturbance of “their” home that would cause the coughing fit, and it’s always worse just before I try to sleep. Do I […]

Baler Road Stories: Canili and Diayo Dams and Reservoir

Canili and Diayo Dam Reservoir

Baler, Aurora. We arrived there a little past 7 AM after leaving Cubao at 2:30 AM. It wasn’t such a tiring bus ride as our little group – me, Titus, Kenneth and Julie were on-board the executive coach of the Joy Bus line. As soon as we left Manila and reached NLEX, my companions have […]

BALER at the Edge of the Sierra Madre: A PhotoBlog

Baler Surfing Adventour

Prior to going I know nothing of Baler except for two things; first, it’s a major destination for surfing in the country; second, the siege of their church by Katipuneros at the turn of the century. My vacation planning was limited to finding a reasonable accommodation for our group, the rest was left to Julie […]

PAL BATANES PROMO for 2015 GRAB THIS NOW!!!

PAL Anniversary Promo Batanes

I am pretty sure many of you are waiting for PAL to again launch a promo fare that includes flying from Manila to Basco, Batanes. Well, this is it!!! PAL is celebrating its 74 years anniversary of flying the Philippine skies by offering passengers to pay only 74% of base fare for both domestic and international flights. […]

BUS SCHEDULE: Manila to Baler and Baler to Manila

Genesis and Joy Bus to Baler

From Manila, Baler is anywhere from 5 to 7 hours depending on the bus you’ll ride on. There are two bus lines that go to Baler in Aurora Province: Genesis Bus and Joy Bus. These two bus lines are sister companies and shares the same terminal in Edsa – Cubao. If you are coming from […]

Sto Nino Novena Mass ~ Viva! Viva! Viva Pit Senyor!

Sto Nino Novena picture

It is the Sinulog weekend in Cebu, the fiesta sa Balaan na Bata, the feast of the Holy Child. Some of you may associate Sinulog with just the Grand Parade, street dancing and pocket parties that sprung up in the city streets but to many Cebuanos and devotees of the Senyor Santo Nino, this feast is to thank […]

Christmas Décor Shopping in Paete: Santa Overload!

Paete Christmas decors 2014

Ber months shopping in Paete is fun and worthwhile, first because you can buy more affordable Christmas decors compared to those for sale in the malls, second the distance between you and the local craftsman is shorten, you can even go to the makers themselves and buy direct from them, supporting them, supporting their family […]

Laguna Food Trip: Joel’s Town in San Pablo City

Liemposilog chopseuy Joels Town

What foodie place you shouldn’t miss when in San Pablo? I got to say its Joel’s Town restaurant. Ang lagi kong binalik-balikan sa kanila is their Liemposilog with chopsuey. It’s a hole-in-wall type of establishment, not a posh place, it’s more like a big size carenderia. It does not have fancy decors, no aircon but they […]