Wednesday, January 28, 2015

#TheVCExperience!

Victoria Court wants you to have #TheVCExperience!



Victoria Court has a dream. That dream is to transport its guests to a different reality from the time one drives into the properties until they check out. Victoria Court has a vision. That vision is to be the perfect host and delight guests every time, every stay. 

Having these challenges in mind, the team has come up with #TheVCExperience – a campaign aimed at informing guests of the distinction that comes with staying at Victoria Court. What makes Victoria Court unique? What sets Victoria Court apart from its competitors? It is #TheVCExperience.

#TheVCexperience showcases everything you can possibly do at Victoria Court. Victoria Court’s goal is to own milestones. From Anniversaries to thematic debuts, they offer the experience customized and catered just for you. Being known for having Superthematic Suites that cater to one’s fantasy date or perfect 
thematic party, why not party in costume or character. Choose who you want to be for your birthday or stag party. If you want to be the President of the United States for a day, try the Oval Office at Victoria Court Pasig. Addicted to game of thrones, choose your Kingdom and win the Throne at Victoria Court Cuneta. So many themes to choose from – Be Someone Else today.



Wanting that perfect place for a proposal? Choose from Victoria Court’s destination suites. Santorini, Maldives, Sedona, Bali, whatever backdrop you wish, they can provide. Victoria Court will do everything it can to make her say YES. Share with the world how She said Yes.



Dance like no one is watching or try to hit those high notes, in the privacy of your own suite with only your friends to see and hear. Party Beyond Ordinary is Victoria Court’s promise.



Relax and put your feet up. Victoria Court’s amenities include Jacuzzis and intimate tubs where you can just forget the world, even just for awhile. Enjoy the LED Flat Screen TVs and surround sound system and cheer for your favorite Ms. Universe candidate and scream as loud as you can when she wins.



This 2015, Victoria Court will be coming up with more themes and packages experiences to tickle your fancy. Victoria Court’s dream is to give you the perfect experience for that once in a lifetime milestone. Victoria Court’s vision is to be THE perfect host at that perfect moment.

Find your Sweet escape, Party Beyond Ordinary, Feel the distinction and let Victoria Court share with you #TheVCExperience.  


For inquiries and reservations, please call us at 0917-9810084. Follow @victoriacourtvc on Twitter and Instagram and like our Facebook Fan page facebook.com/VictoriaCourtph or check our website at www.victoriacourt.biz for new promos and events.


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Friday, January 23, 2015

#FoodPH - #SaltMakati - A Hole in the Wall Steakhouse in Makati!

Salt's Menu is the simplest one I've ever seen and it's good for the customers as it makes them easier to decide what to eat. Nothing fancy and straight to the point. That simple. The food is affordable compared of course to restaurants who are serving steak as their prime offering.

the MENU


To start our food journey, we enjoyed ourselves with their version of Ceasar Salad.

Ceasar Salad


Best seller at Salt is their T-bone steak which comes with potato salad side dish, rice and a sauce of your choice (classic gravy, pepper cram or barbecue).

T-Bone Steak


As I digged in, ingredients used by the chef are from Batangas, which I am from, that makes this restaurant worth a visit as it collaborates with the local suppliers. But having said that, I am giving you the most objective review I can. 

Erik, my friend, ordered Grilled Tuna which is paired with atsara and vinegar. It's very tasteful and fresh.

Grilled Tuna


To cap of the dining experience, we ended up sweetening our palate with Chocolate Tartufo (amazeballs) and Frozen Brazo de Mercedes. I enjoyed the former more than the latter. SPOILER: There's a surprise waiting for you as you dig in with the CHOCOLATE TARTUFO.

Chocolate Tartufo

Frozen Brazo de Mercedes

Ranking - 5 being the highest

Taste: 3.5
Service: 4.5
Ambiance: 4.5
Value for Money: 4

ohohleo, Erik and Rio

Operation Hours: Tue – Sat: 5:00 pm – 1:00 am & on Sun: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm.
Location: 5887 Fermina st. corner Enriquez Poblacion Makati

Know more about SALT steakhouse in their Facebook page SALTMakati.



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#TheaterPH "GODOT5: FIVE RUMINATIONS ON SAMUEL BECKETT’S ‘EN ATTENDANT GODOT’"

TANGHALANG ATENEO’S 36TH SEASON PRESENTS "GODOT5: FIVE RUMINATIONS ON SAMUEL BECKETT’S ‘EN ATTENDANT GODOT’"


Tanghalang Ateneo, the longest-running theater company of the Loyola Schools of the Ateneo de Manila University, will end its 36th Season: Navigating Identities this February with "GODOT5: Five Ruminations on Samuel Beckett's 'En Attendant Godot'". The production, an exploration of the tragedy of waiting and of hope, will use both the English translation of the play by Nobel Prize Winner for Literature Samuel Beckett and a new Filipino translation by Palanca winner Guelan Varela-Luarca.  

A brief synopsis: Vladimir and Estragon meet near a tree along a road. They converse, bicker, argue, laugh, and agree on several topics of conversation; all of which are merely distractions to help them wait for the arrival of Godot. While waiting, two other men arrive, Pozzo and Lucky. They join Vladimir and Estragon for a while but eventually leave. After they do so, a boy arrives and tells Vladimir and Estragon that Godot won't be arriving today but will surely do so tomorrow. After the boy leaves, Vladimir and Estragon decide to also leave. But they remain where they are, waiting.

The production will feature 5 interpretations of Samuel Beckett’s modern classic: 

Set A: Men Waiting (Xander Soriano, Paolo Apagalang, Miguel Morales, Jerome Flor, Jose Delos Reyes)

Set B: Women Waiting  
Set B - English (Tin Amante, Kat Buted, Erica Esteban, Sabrina Basilio, Geo Celestino)
Set B - Filipino (Gel Basa, Cindy Lopez, Erica Esteban, Mailes Kanapi, Sabrina Basilio)

Set C: College Graduates Waiting (Joe-Nel Garcia, Chris Dagsil,Cindy Lopez, Gel Basa, Brian Ramos)

Set D: Queer Folks Waiting (Charles Yee, Acey Aguilar, Bunny Cadag, Miguel Lizada, Geo Celestino)  
Set E: Old Folks Waiting (Jojit Lorenzo, Joel Saracho, Mailes Kanapi, Bodjie Pascua) Note: Act 1 of this set will be performed in English and Act 2 in Filipino.

The artistic team of the production is composed of JK Anicoche (Director), Guelan Varela-Luarca (Translator), Ralph Lumbres (Production Designer), Teresa Barrozo (Sound Designer), Ninya Bedruz (Lights Designer) and Niki Calma (Graphics Designer).
"GODOT5: Five Ruminations on Samuel Beckett's 'En Attendant Godot'" will go onstage at the Black Box Theater of the Ateneo de Manila University this coming February 3-7, 10-14 and 17-21, 2015. Weekday shows will be the usual two hour play at 7pm. Saturday shows, on the other hand, will feature a loop of four consecutive performances featuring different interpretations of the play at 10am, 1pm, 4pm, and 7pm. 

"GODOT5: Five Ruminations on Samuel Beckett's 'En Attendant Godot'" is the finale of three productions--Han Ong's "Middle Finger" and Glenn Sevilla Mas's "Rite of Passage: Sa Pagtubu kang Tahud"-- comprising Tanghalang Ateneo's 36th Season: Navigating Identities.

For details of the show, please contact Madel Juliano at 0917-631-4387 or email ta.mpc78@gmail.com. Connect online with Tanghalang Ateneo through the following social media networks:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TanghalangAteneo
Twitter: www.twitter.com/TAOfficial_
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/tanghalangateneo 

See you at the theater!


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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

#TheaterPH - “MANHID: The Pinoy Superhero Musical”

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On February 2015, “MANHID: The Pinoy Superhero Musical” wraps up Ballet Philippines’ 45th anniversary season. Comic book fanatics, musical theater lovers, and political activists are bound to be moved by Ballet Philippines’ newest venture, “MANHID: The Pinoy Superhero Musical”. Inspired from comic book super heroes of the 60 - 90’s – MANHID introduces a new generation of Filipino super heroes redefined for today’s times. Set in an alternate present day Philippines where the EDSA revolution failed, this musical features heroes and villains with superpowers, and a people sick with Kamanhiran (Apathy). “MANHID” is the final production in BP’s 45th anniversary season.

Super-powers, entertaining scenes with well fleshed out characters and an exceptional score spells the rare formula for MANHID. MANHID has already achieved cult status because the Eraserheads – the band who helped compose the music and performed it in the original production in 1992 performed at the University of the Philippines – have gone on to become one of the country’s leading pop groups. They released “Kailan”, one of the songs from MANHID, which became a top selling hit.

The main author of the work is Kanakan-Balintagos (a.k.a. Aureaus Solito) multi-awarded film director of Ang Pagdadalaga Ni Maximo Oliveros and Busong. Noted film, TV and stage composer Vincent de Jesus also co-composed the musical.  Ballet Philippines artistic director, Paul Alexander Morales directs the musical and shares the choreography with Alden Lugnasin, BP’s resident choreographer.

MANHID is a musical take on comic books. It is divided into three “books” that are patterned on classics of the comic book genre; 1. the origin issue 2. the “dark/crisis” issue and 3. the all-out / good versus evil battle episode of the “annual”.

The play is about the battles of two groups of super–heroes: the Maragtas headed by tabloid writer Bantugan Buenaventura and the lady activist Lam-ang Panganiban versus the Tulisan ng Bayan headed by General Apolaki Regalado.

The Tulisan are employed by Mamalahim-ma a demonic Minister of Humanity who plans on enslaving whole generations of Filipinos with her epidemic of Kamanhiran. The heroes and villains, as children of their native land receive their powers when they were named after the gods and heroes of Philippine myth as a protest for the Masaker ng Taong Bayan. In their battles these opposing teams fight for the future of the Philippines.

  Leading the cast of superheroes as Bantugan “Tag-inip” Buenaventura is Sandino Martin, who recently won Best Actor at the Cinema One Originals Awards Night for his role in “Esprit de Corps”. Bantugan is a journalist with the power to communicate with the other superheroes through his dreams. Alternating the role is Ballet Philippines Apprentice, Mark Anthony Grantos.

BalletPH


  Female lead Lam-Ang “Amihabagat” Panganiban, who controls the Amihan and Habagat winds, will be played by Regina de Vera and Teetin Villanueva. A resident actor of the Tanghalang Pilipino Actors Company, de Vera won the Gawad Buhay award for Outstanding Female Lead Performance in a Play in 2013 for “Der Kaufmann”. Villanueva is a recent Theatre Arts graduate from UP Diliman. Her thesis role performance as Hermana Augusta Beata in Floy Quintos’ COLLECTION earned her nominations for the 26th Aliw Awards and BroadwayWorld Philippines’ Awards in 2013. 

  Gold Villar takes on the role of Alunsina “Mura-dugo” Albano, who has the power to draw blood through her curse words. Villar is a senior teaching artist for the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) and has been part of productions Mga Kwento ni Lola Basyang,  Batang Rizal, Si Juan Tamad, Ang Diablo at ang Limang Milyong Boto and most recently, Rak of Aegis.

  Urduja, the mysterious goddess of all insects is played by recent discovery KL Dizon. A graduate of the Philippine High School for the Arts, Dizon has performed with the Philippine Opera Company on various productions. Dilim, a nightclub singer whose tragic songs bring on darkness, is played by Jean Judith Javier, who was last seen in the premiere of Ang Huling Lagda ni Mabini with Dulaang UP, and recently appeared in Noli Me Tangere the Opera as the madwoman, Sisa.
The cast of villains is led by Mayen Estanero, essaying the role of the Demonyita Mamalahima, the Minister of Humanity. In 2013, Estanero played the role of Rosario, wife of Lorenzo Ruiz in the Filipino-language rock opera “Lorenzo” and Nyai Ontosoroh in “Pramoedya”, which was part of Virgin Labfest.

  Fred Lo and Ricardo Magno alternate as Radya Indarapatra “Mata-balani” Evangelista, an actor by day who has the power to become one’s heart’s desire. A full time performer, some of Lo’s most notable roles have been Mark Cohen in 9works Theatrical’s “RENT” and “Prince Christopher” in Resorts World’s “Cinderella”. Magno, a scholar of the Tanghalang Pilipino Actors’ Company, recently performed with Ballet Philippines in August 2014 as Emilio Aguinaldo in “La Revolucion Filipina”. 

 Ballet Philippines dancers also take on the challenge of portraying the roles of comic book heroes and villains. Featured are Jean Marc Cordero, Katherine Trofeo, Richardson Yadao, Earl John Arisola, Cyril Aran Fallar, Emmanuelle Guillermo, Timothy Paul Cabrera, Rita Angela Winder, Karmela Gaile Cortez, Gillianne Therese Gequinto, Kazier Policarpio, Victor Maguad, and Erl Emmanuel Sorilla. 

  This original Filipino dance musical is by Kanakan Balintagos, with musical collaborators Vincent de Jesus, Carina Evangelista, and the Eraserheads. This year’s production will be directed by BP Artistic Director Paul Alexander Morales and choreographed by Alden Lugnasin. 

“MANHID: The Pinoy Superhero Musical” will have a three-weekend run at the CCP Main Theater on February 20-22, February 27-March 1, and March 6-8.

  Tickets to the show may be purchased via:

Ticketworld: www.ticketworld.com.ph, (02) 891-9999
CCP Box Office: (02) 832-3704
Ballet Philippines: (02) 551-1003, (02) 551- 7919

Schedule and ticket prices:

BalletPH
February 20: 8PM
Feb. 21: 2PM, 6PM
Feb. 22: 2PM
Feb. 27: 8PM
Feb. 28: 6PM
March 1: 2PM, 6PM
March 6: 8PM
March 7: 6PM
March 8: 2PM, 6PM

Orchestra Center (rows K, L, M, N): P1,500
Orchestra Center (other rows): P1,200
Orchestra Side: P1,000
Parterre Box: P1,200
Lower Box: P1,000
Upper Box: P700
Balcony 1 Center: P600
Balcony 1 Side: P500
Balcony 2: P400

Discounts: 50% for student (4-21 yrs. old) 20% for senior citizen, government employee & SM Global Pinoy cardholder.

Connect to Ballet Philippines online through the following social media networks:
Twitter:         @balletph
Instagram:    @balletphilippines

The 45th Anniversary Sapphire Season. Rare scenes of power and grace. Love, valour and redemption. Under the artistic directorship of Paul Alexander Morales, this is a toast to 45 years of dance excellence! 

See you at the theater!



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Saturday, January 17, 2015

#FoodPH - #BackyardBaguio - Gourmet Food in the City of Pines!


BackyardBaguio

Bu-lol (Ifugao Rice God) guarding and welcoming the guests.


As we're looking for a good place to eat, we stumble upon Backyard Baguio. I asked one of the servers if in anyway the place is related to Backyard MNL but he said that it's a different entity. Well, let me share to you what we ordered in one of the newest joint in Baguio City.

Spots to visits within the vicinity.


the DIY-ish vibe

Woods everywhere. :)

KABASA'T LONGGANISA SOUP

I never imagined that longganisa and kalabasa will compliment that well. I love how the saltiness blends in with the sweetness of pureed squash.

TUYONESCA
It's a pasta dish same as how puttanesca is done. They used angel hair pasta and added tuyo for a twist.

MUSHROOM TRUFFLE PASTA

I loved this one. Linguine pasta was used with mushrooms and truffle oil. I just wish that they used organic homegrown mushrooms instead of the canned version.




Ranking - 5 being the highest

Taste: 3
Service: 4
Ambiance: 4.5
Value for Money: 3.5

Backyard Baguio is located at 92 Upper General Luna Road, Baguio City, Philippines
You can check out their FB page at: BackyardBaguio.


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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

#TravelPH - Exploring Cavinti, Laguna! My #CavEAT: Cavinti Eco-Adventure Tour Experience!

Starting my year with a kick-ass adventure at Cavinti, Laguna. Last January 10-11, 2015, I am lucky enough to be invited by Mr. Herald Bebis to be part of a group (20 Filipino bloggers) that will explore the beauty of Cavinti. Mr. Bebis arranged a 2 day trip that he coined as  #CavEAT: Cavinti Eco-Adventure Tour.



Let start the adventure rollin'.



Bloggers were advised to take the four (4) to five (5) AM bus ride either from Pasay or Cubao station bound to Sta. Cruz, Laguna. From there, shuttle service picked us up. Our first stop was at Bumbungan Eco Park where a sumptuous breakfast waiting for us. It was my second time at Bumbungan since it was the finish line when I joined Caliraya Run last 2013. Bumbungan Eco Park is a perfect place for picnic and bonding moments with love ones. After our breakfast, we gather inside a function room where Ms. Nitzshell dela Torre, tourism officer of local government unit of Cavinti, briefed us by showing a video clip on what the place can offer. While watching Mayor Oliveros, as he stars the video presentation, I'm literally on my feet as I can't wait to have the first hand experience of those activities.

Bumbungan Eco Park

Picnic Huts at Bumbungan Eco Park

Mr. Herald Bebis officially welcoming us to Cavinti, Laguna.

Ms. Nitzshell dela Torre, tourism officer of local government unit of Cavinti

After the orientation, we headed to Shared Service Facility on Pandan Handicrafts Production - the place where locales processed the fresh pandan leaves into raw materials used in weaving. Finished products were either exported or sold here in the Philippines. This is one of the projects of Cavinti to help local residents have a source of income and let the municipality have a sustainable environment. Since the project is just new, some of the processes need improvements for continuous growth and development. I can't wait for this project to flourish as it has a big potential to help the locales and Cavinti as a municipality.

Processed pandan leaves.

Pandan Products for Export.

the shared facility.

one of the member's of the weaving association showing off pandan products.
Thank you for this TOKEN. :)


After knowing the process of weaving from end to end, we headed to Pueblo El Salvador as the starting point of more physically challenging adventure. Pueblo El Salvador is the main entrance to Cavinti Falls. Here, you need to register and sign up the waiver form. Ms. Gerlie Flores, officer in charge for El Pueblo, discuss the do's and don'ts in the area. She's also generous enough to share to us the reason behind the painting at the registration area. From naming the falls "Magdapio" to "Pagsanjan" and now re-introducing it as Cavinti Falls.

Ms. Gerlie Flores sharing the story behind the painting.

The controversial painting. :)


We walked for about 3 to 5 kilometers before we reach the scenic view deck and a foretaste of what's waiting for us at the bottom of the trail. A giant statue of El Salvador del Mundo and a nook serves as a resting place after a long walk. This area is where tourists need to wear the harness as each will rappel down the vertical ladders and tube. The vertical metal ladder is approximately 589 steps. It was in placed during 1996 and already made some restoration from then on to preserve the safety and protection of tourists. But since it's not that well known to tourist that a certain route exist, people used to take Pagsanjan's Shooting The Rapids instead. Thank you to Herald for letting us experience this alternative route and possibly the best way to enjoy Cavinti falls.

3 - 5 km walk.

Huge roots showing how the trees aged here.
The Viewing Deck. A glimpse of what's waiting for us.

Stop over at El Salvador Del Mundo statue.
The start of the 589 steps downward.

The Tube.
Amazed how manong do it without gloves. He said he's uncomfortable when he wears it.
He's doing his job for 9 years already. Seasoned.
Getting there.
After thrilling ourselves, we  finally reached the bottom.The majestic Cavinti Falls welcomed us!

Hello there!

Welcome to Cavinti Falls!

We got the chance to experience bamboo rafting where we enter Cavinti Falls entrance. The thought excites me. but more than that, the experience was priceless. The trail might be physically challenging but every inch of it was worth it. As we approach the waterfalls, we started screaming our hearts out load. The cold water was invigorating and awakens every nerves of our bodies. As we felt the intense pressure coming from it, it's like we're on a massage therapy session. The operators told us that we can go down the bamboo raft and swim inside the cave for a while. We didn't hesitate to try it and enjoy the coldness of Cavinti falls. As we go back to the starting line of bamboo rafting, a long line awaits us comprised of both foreign and local tourists. It made me happy that a lot of people wanted to experience going inside Cavini Falls' entrance.

After the amazing experience at bamboo rafting!


One last look before ascending.


After some picture taking, we decided to go back to El Pueblo Salvador for our lunch. Going back is more challenging because it's an uphill battle. You need to literally climb a ladder. We're all happy when we finally reached the stop over so we can munch on our lunch.

Hearty lunch. :)

at Camarin Resort.


After some refreshments, we headed to Camarin Resort where Pitik Galaw performed a cultural presentation just for us. Members of the Pitik Galaw Dance Troupe were scholars of the local government of Cavinti. While watching them dance, it reminds me of my glory days as folk and contemporary dancer when I was still in highschool. After their performance we toured Camarin Resort.

Pitik Galaw dancers


Bloggers at the Hanging Bridge at Camarin Resort.

with Dems Angeles of DemsAngeles.com

Beautiful sunset.

Savoring the moment.


Camarin Resort has function hall where people can hold events like wedding, birthday party, reunions and other stuff like that.

After touring Camarin Resort, we headed to Villa Oliveros Resort for our dinner. Villa Oliveros Resort is owned by Cavinti Laguna's Mayor Oliveros. After the courtesy call with Mayor, he's generous to prepare dinner for us and offer his villa to accommodate tyhe bloggers overnight.

With Mayor Oliveros.


Caldereta, Tinuto and Pinais.

I can hear them calling me. zZzZz


Because everyone's exhausted, we all slept early as we prepare ourselves for another day of exploration.

--End of Day 1--

We started our day with a breakfast still care of Mayor Oliveros. After that, we headed to Cavinti Church to celebrate mass. Right after the mass, we are fortunate enough to experience getting through the belfry as it's not open to the public. We had a good view of Cavinti when we reached the top.


Part of Villa Oliveros. Our view during breakfast.

Cavinti Church.

Inside Caviniti Church

Interviewing.

The bell at belfry. 


A rainbow just say hi to us while we're on top.


We go straight to Lumot Lake. Did you know that the 2nd Cavinti Water Sports Olympics: 1st International Competition will be held here? Yes, you read it right! CWSO will be happening at Lumot Lake, Cavinti Laguna for the 2nd time. Activities such as dragon boat race, kite surfing, paddle boat competition, carabao race are some of the highlights. Event will be this coming February, 8-14, 2015. So for watersports enthusiasts, this event is perfect for you!

Lumot Lake.

Enjoying the fresh air.


We headed to Caliraya Mountain Lake Resort for our snack. Afterwards we experienced different kind of outdoor activities like golfing, boat riding. kayaking, mud slide, hanging bridge suspension, fishing and a lot more. If you're outdoorsy type of person, Caliraya Mountain Lake Resort is the best place for you!

Couple bikes for rent at Caliraya Mountain Lake Resort

Dining table. I love the color.

Overlooking golf range.


Golfing.

Guests enjoying the water slide.

Tried boating to fully appreciate the beauty of Caliraya Lake.

BOAT-mates. :)

View from the top of water slide.

Hanging bridge suspension.

Jen and Sherlane enjoying the Paddle Boat.

Mike Laagan trying to catch some fish.


On the other hand, Lago Fishing Village offers a unique way of stay. They have thematic rooms which will surely excites you. They cultivate different kinds of fishes from aligator gar to sea bass and others. There will be a Bass Fishing Tournament happening on January 24 - 25, 2015 at Lago Fishing Village. For more information, please visit http://pgff.net/xe/19499.

Mr. Edwin Santiago welcoming us at Lago Fishing Village.

on our way to Lago Hotel.

one of their Thematic rooms. See that headboard? Very innovative!

at Lago Fishing Village

Fish feeding.

Pitik Galaw Dancers entertained us again with a different dance showcasing "It's More Fun in Cavinti, Laguna" slogan.

Pitik Galaw Dancers


After fun activities at Lago fishing village, we headed to Japanese Garden. The place was built to commemorate Japanese soldiers who died in World War II. The place is huge and one can get a pretty nice view of Caliraya Lake from the top. This venue is perfect for photo shoot and picnic. The sight of greens were impeccable. It's truly a great time with nature.

well preserved trees at Japanese Garden.

it's like i'm in another country.

Japanese Garden.


Part of the plan was to watch sunset over the spillway but unfortunately, time was limited and it's also cloudy that causes us not to witness it. Thus, #ChasingTheSunset becomes trending among us. We decided to go straight to DLTB bus station as last trip going to Manila was scheduled at 6:30 pm. Separation anxiety kicks in as everyone bid goodbye to each other.

--End of Day 2--

After this two (2) day adventure, it made me realize the following:

  1. God shows how He love us through the beauty of his creation.
  2. Happiness is best when shared.
  3. It's fun to be with like minded people especially if you have the commonalities as a blogger.
  4. Stop complaining and start appreciating.
Hope with this blogpost, Cavinti, Laguna will be part of your bucket list, if not this year, in the coming years. The town has a lot to offer! It's one of the best way to enjoy, relax and spent well a weekend given it's proximity and  if you're working on a tight budget. I will surely come back to this sleeping jewel.

Here's a good video from Azreal Coladilla summing up our whole experience:



Thank you to the following bloggers for making this trip extra special:



Jennifer Lopez Gana of www.jlofied.com
Sherlane Fortunado of www.rakethub.com
Azrael Coladilla of http://azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com/
Athena Martinez Tria of www.thelifestyleavenue.com
Dems Angeles of www.demsangeles.com
Mike Laagan of www.mikelaagan.com
Resly George Amador of http://cablayextraordinarylife.blogspot.com/
Mskathykenny PR-Blogger of http://www.lifeiskulayful.com/
Chino Pantua of www.juanderfulpinoy.com
Dennis Marco of www.traveltropa.com
Martin Andrade of www.theindecenttruth.blogspot.com
Ay Lin of www.thedailyposh.net
Ann Ville Purificacion of http://annvassadress.tumblr.com/
Stacy Lyn II Liong of www.traveltripsters.com
Ross Flores Del Rosario of www.wazzuppilipinas.com
Ivan Stewart Baco Saldajeno of stutraveled.blogspot.com
Maiko Dungo of http://connectmanila.blogspot.com/ 
Clarissa A. Tubeo of http://footontheloose.blogspot.com/
Rom Factolerin of http://pelikula-padayon.blogspot.com/

The #CavEAT: Cavinti Eco-Adventure Tour is a Tourism Advocacy Campaign to help generate online buzz for the upcoming Cavinti Water Sports Olympics: 1st International Competition happening on February 8-14, 2015.





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