Archive for February, 2011

Huge Heart in SM City Lucena

Days are passing by so quickly time again for Mellow Yellow Monday as well as Ruby Tuesday. This is the first time I actually joined the two meme in one post. So here is my chosen photo, today is the last day of love month so I want to share this photo with you all. This was taken few days ago in SM City Lucena as you can see it’s a huge heart inline with the celebration of Valentine’s Day. The girl sitting in the bench is my daughter Kyla who’s not always game to pose in camera hehe. She’s looking in somewhere while holding her hat with some red colors on it. Anyway, I hope you can see also the yellow things here.  Some of the people passing by are carrying yellow plastic. Also the paintings have yellow color. There is yellow thing at the back of the red heart I guess it’s the small booth that sells mobile cards.

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Meringue for Pink Fridays

I saw this meringue last week in Bakery shop; the moment I see this meringue I thought of Pink Fridays hehe. So this is it my entry  I thought there is no Pink Fridays so this post is a bit late.

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Tourist Spots in Cebu, Philippines

Cebu City is known as the Queen City of the South. It is one of the most well-liked targets in all of the Philippines for overseas tourists. It has the largest sea port in the Philippines and the second largest city in the country. Also known as the oldest city established by the Spaniards in the country. It brags of natural resources like having white sand beaches. There are many historical sites also to enjoy in Cebu City.

Our day in Cebu City ( Click pictures for larger view)

Magellan Cross

This cross, put up by Ferdinand Magellan, marked the beginning of Christianity, after the first Catholic Mass was celebrated here on April 14, 1521.

Basilica Minore Del Santo Niño (Cebu City)
The only Catholic Basilica in East Asia that houses the image of Santo Niño, it’s said that it was left by Ferdinand Magellan.

Fort San Pedro
The first Spanish fort in the Philippines. It was said that most of the fort has been destroyed already during Second World War.

Lapu lapu Shrine

The Lapu-Lapu Shrine is a 20-meter bronze statue located in the Mactan Shrine Park in Punta Engaño, Mactan Island, Cebu. The statue was put up to honor Rajah Lapu-Lapu, the native chieftain of Mactan Island who beaten Ferdinand Magellan during the historic Battle of Mactan in 1521.

Taoist Temple (Cebu City)

The center of worship for Taoism, the religion which follows the teachings of the ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao Tze. It is situated on Beverly Hills, the millionaires’ quarter of Cebu City.

Yap – San Diego – Ancestral House

One of the oldest houses in the Philippines built during the late 17th Century.

Ayala Center Cebu

Ayala Center Cebu is a great shopping mall in Cebu City, Philippines. It is the first Ayala Shopping Center located outside Metro Manila. Opened in 1994, and is owned by Ayala Malls.

Plantation Bay Resort and Spa

Looking for good place to stay in Cebu, Philippines – i recommended this one.

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Edsa, 25 years after

Now we are celebrating Edsa @25, I was 8  when Edsa Revolution happened. I am not aware on what is happening in my environment that time. Anyway, as I am growing I learned about how we became free from the autocratic leadership of the late President Ferdinand Marcos. And it’s because of the People Power held way back 1986 that we finally live free.

So what happened 25 years after? Are there any changes in our government or is there any change in our condition before and after. Indeed we received our freedom but are there any changes in our situation?

Anyway, just want to share this song Handog ng Pilipino sa Mundo by ASAP Rock Artists – the new version of “The Song of People Power.” Are you familiar with this song?

Credit to the owner of this video in youtube – thanks much!

 

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Flowers in the front yard

I missed ABC Wednesday the other day because I am sick. So here is a late post of my F entry. I don’t wanna miss any single letter so sorry for the late post, wink!
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Do you think lockers are important?

Do you think lockers are important?  Of course yes, lockers are used commonly in schools but also used in our house, storage lockers, stadium lockers, and even benches lockers now are available. In our house it is more at ease if the things that are important to us are keeping locked. Same with our things in school; it is significant that they are stay protected. School lockerslet students to have a level of expediency in the school. Lockers are an ease for students making it easier for them to manage their things during the day. Students don’t need to carry their school supplies back and forth instead the students may leave their books and other school things in the lockers and just get it when needed.
So if you need one don’t worry much because there are many lockers for sale. And not only that they are sale for very low prices. Also there are various selections of lockers available in the marketplace. So you are free to choose whatever design you wanted. What I want in this site that I found is that they have full service team that would help you while choosing the right locker for you and will help you in installation after.

Taoist Temple, Cebu City

It is Tuesday once again meaning time for Ruby Tuesday. I’ve been posting about our 2 days vacation in Cebu-Bohol. So here are other photos that are part of our get away.
Philippine Taoist Temple, Inc.
This is located in the well-off village of Beverly Hills about 6 km north of downtown Cebu. It was built by Cebu’s large Chinese community in 1972, topped with pagoda-style roof.
It is said to be that this temple is the center of worship for Taoism, the religion which follows the teachings of the ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao Tze. If you climb the 99 steps to the entrance, you will be pleased with a good view of Cebu City and in the distance Mactan and Bohol islands.

When we arrived in the temple the guard is already closing the gate. The guard said it’s open till 5PM only I think we arrived at past 5. We asked the guard if he can still open it for us because we traveled via air just to visit this place but still the guard refused us. So we only had picture taking in the front of this temple, sigh!

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Coconut Water Anyone?

Coconut water or buko juice anyone? Here I am sipping buko juice in Plantation Bay. We had the chance to sight the beauty of Plantation Bay in Cebu City. More photos in this place next time. Meanwhile, hope you can see the yellow part here. This is my entry for Mellow Yellow Monday.

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Weekend Blog Follower Caravan Week 8

Weekend Blog Follower Caravan week 8 is here and still about following via Google Friend Connect. So if you’re not yet a follower of this blog I guess its time to do so 🙂 Please follow also my other blog Working at Home
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Bohol Philippines our get away started here PART 2

LOBOC RIVER
This is continuation of my post about Bohol Philippines our get away started here (click the link if you haven’t read it). So half of our time in Bohol was finished we enjoyed Blood Compact Monument, Baclayon Church and Prony. After that we go straight in Loboc River for our lunch. Here you will cruise the Loboc River by means of small bancas or boat. While enjoying the beautiful sceneries you will enjoy also their first class unlimited food on board floating restaurants. Each boat can accommodate up to 50 people. For 400 pesos each or around $10 you will enjoy unlimited food they served. There is no limit on the food to take as long as your tummy desires. I think children below 10 years old are free of charge (not sure) but my little Kyla doesn’t pay anything.


Floating restaurant cruising Loboc River

Next destination is Philippine Tarsier 🙂
Philippine Tarsier Monkey’s are probably the smallest primates in the world. They are not actually monkeys but primates. Their Latin name is ‘Tarsius Syrichta’. Tarsier’s diet consists of insects in the main which they eat live. Their height is between 90 to 160 mm (3.5 to 6.25 inches). And weight is between 70 to 165 grams (3-6 ozs).  Tarsier’s big eyes give very acute night vision which makes them good hunters during the dark. Their big ears can move in the direction of any noise and heads can swivel through 180 degrees which all helps us in hunting. (Information’s came from http://tarsieruk.homestead.com/tarsier.html)I was surprised to see them I thought they are big but they are really tiny. See photos below.




Chocolate Hills
A chocolate hill has a cone-shaped that spread over the municipalities of Carmen, Sagbayan and Batuan. The Chocolate Hills is the province’s signature attraction. It consists of approximately 1,268 hay cock hills with heights ranging from 40 to 120 meters. Approximately 214 steps before you reach the top view. During the summers, the dome-shaped grass covered limestone hills dry up and turn brown, transforming the area into seemingly endless rows of chocolate “kisses” Two of the highest hills have been developed and provided with facilities such as a restaurant, hostel and view deck. (Some details came from google)



Groto in Chocolate Hills

After whole day of sight seeing in Bohol we decided to go back in Cebu. Read my post about our Cebu get away next time.

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