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Garden Blooms and Flowers by the Roads

Penfires Garden First Bloom

I’ve been enamored lately with gardening. Passing fancy? Or my farmer’s family gene finally sprouting? My family on my dad’s side are farmers, when Kenneth and I were kids, we’d spent our summer school break in Mindanao to accompany our dad who goes there para mag copra. ‘Mindanao’ for us is Zambulawan, Aurora, Zamboanga del […]

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Give Me Money Moon ~ A Wish for Blessings

Give Me Money Moon Penfires

A famous line in Cebu ‘Moon… Give Me Money Moon’ whenever the moon shines bright and big. Over the weekend, I asked my husband, my Tagalog friends, and a friend from Leyte, and nope, they are not familiar with it. And I’m so surprise “Really? You haven’t heard of it? You’ve never said it at all?!” Myyyyy. I […]

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Dalitiwan Resort in Majayjay – Cold Spring and River

Dalitiwan Resort Swimming Pool

Is it oppressively hot and humid where you are at? Like you’ve just step off the shower yet beads of perspiration makes a neat trail on your brows and back? Now, imagine you are slowly submerging your body in freaking cold spring water that goosebumps appears in your arms.  And when you look around you, […]

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Experience SM MOA Ice Skating Rink | Entrance Fee and Rates

SM MOA Ice Skating Rink Rates

I’ve celebrated one birthday trying to learn how to skate in SM MOA’s ice skating rink. I was able to stand and walk a few steps, ventured to the center with knees quaking, laughing hard and trying not to fall. We’ve bought the unlimited All Day Pass but only stayed there less than an hour, […]

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Shutterfairy: One of Cebu’s Best Wedding Photographers!

Shutterfairy Cebu Wedding Photographer

Our wedding was not always honey-colored, smooth-sailing event; there was a series of almost-blunder that eventually turns out amazing. You know like all the stars aligned just so you will have what the universe knows is the best for you. Case in point, our balloon delivery man was late in bringing the balloons to the […]

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Nagcarlan Bunga Falls and A San Miguel Beer Commercial

Bunga Falls Nagcarlan

Did that get your attention?  When Titus and I were discussing places to explore in Laguna, Nagcarlan’s Bunga Falls was among the destinations on the table. What sway the vote in favour of this “twin falls” in Nagcarlan? The San Miguel Beer Commercial in the 1990s. “Baby yung falls na yun pinakita sa San Miguel […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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