The Merlion

Singapore---Tourists are everywhere.

Mall of Asia's Eye Wheel

Las Pinas--- The "Eye wheel" is the tallest and largest ferris wheel in the country.

Concert at the Park

Manila---Mix presentations from dance, theater, and musical performances can be seen at the historical urban park

Sand bar

Marinduque---The place is called Palad because the sand bares during regular low tide, located in Maniwaya.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Cubao X

Cubao X is just a walk from MRT Cubao Station. It’s just behind Rustan’s. When I saw Cubao X, honestly, I said to myself this place looks like it was left behind by all large establishments around the area of Cubao. Well, the place has its kitschy ambiance. The whole place is a rarity. Now, let's take a walk and see what I found inside the hipsters' crib.

1. Antique Shops/ Thrift Shops. 

You can find many original and old stuff here like novelty items, books, magazines, vintage clothes and vinyls which you can actually add in your collection or buy as a souvenir gift item.

 2. Art galleries. Cubao X is like a second home to artists. They also hosts performances and art exhibitions.

4. Restaurants. 
Bellini's Restaurant
Penpen's Restaurant
3. Art-cum-Cafes
Fred's Revolucion

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Java Jazz Coffee Shop

Have you heard of a homey cafe that also exhibits artworks? Well, here’s not a typical cafe you can see in malls. Actually the location of this place is perfect, a cafe you can find in the coolest place near Manila—Tagaytay.

 Java Jazz cafe offers delicious hot drinks and cold drinks, as well as pasta and rice meals in an affordable prices. They also have their own version of hot chocolate drink known as Tsokolate-Ah! (Thick hot chocolate with milk) partnered with mamon tustado.

 While sipping your hot drink, you can hear the low music playing on the background which really adds to the homey ambiance. Java Jazz is a cozy place which also features artworks hanging on the walls and some are placed on the floor known as Art on the Floor (Sining sa Sahig). The artworks are all made by local artists and all the displays have price tags. Also, adjacent to the cafe is an art gallery where you can find more artworks.

The place is just part of an entire house, actually it’s a lodging house. As you can see in some of the photos, the shop is in the attic that’s why it has a low-ceiling.
Now, if you’re on your way to Tagaytay don’t forget to visit this place. It’s worth it because of the good people, ambiance, and truly delicious drinks and pasta. It’s just in front of Monte Vista hotel, take the road going to Tagaytay Picnic grove. Now, i’m calling all Starbucks, Mocha blends, and Figaro drinkers, to give Java Jazz a try. And oh, by the way, only few people know this place, so you won’t have problem with crowd or noise. 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

17th Philippine Int'l Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

I’ve missed the first flights of the hot air balloons in the morning because the bus left Ortigas area around 7am, so my fellow commuters and I arrived 9:30am at the Clark Freeport zone(CFZ) in Pampanga. I didn’t consider to take public transports to the CFZ since I’ve read over the internet that getting a ride from Dau bus station to CFZ is not that easy. I purchased in advance a round-trip bus transfer from Manila plus admission ticket because I don’t want to see myself lining-up with hundreds of people who want to buy tickets. The traffic had been getting heavier as the bus approached the site. People who were excited had to walk the long road to the hot air balloon site.

Below is the list of what I’ve seen during the 17th Hot Air Balloon Festival:
1. Kite Flying/Exhibition
2. Sky Diving
3. Rescue demos
4. Paragliding
5. Ultralight
6. RC Airplanes
7. Auto Drifting
8. Hot Air Balloons
 9. Fireworks Display

Sunday, February 5, 2012

SM MOA Eye Wheel

I have finally tried the newest attraction in Mall of Asia. The SM MOA Eye is the tallest and largest ferris wheel in the country. It has 36 gondolas and 6 VIP tinted gondolas that can accommodate 4(minimum) to 6(maximum) persons each. The gondolas are now fully-airconditioned and each has a window grill in case you want to experience to inhale the air from the top.

Gondolas are facing toward Manila Bay. The entire cycle is about 10 minutes long, enough to see the 360-degree view of the entire Metro.  It is best viewed at night. The MOA eye was inspired by the London Eye in England and Singapore flyer in Singapore.

Ticket costs P150.00/person and can only be used during the day of purchase.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

I was surprised when I was told that a wildlife center exists in Quezon City. I didn’t know that there is still a spot in this urban area which is somehow shaded by trees. I paid a visit today because we had our photo shoot at this place. The park is named after Ninoy Aquino. It is located at Diliman Quezon City, just in front of the Lung Center of the Philippines. The entrance fee costs P8.00 for adults and only P5.00 for students.
When I got there, some people spent their time sleeping, and some hit their own picnic spots.  Also, different groups were busy taking photo shoots in every corner. It seemed that this location is truly great for pictorials. The nature park has a man-made lagoon and botanical garden. The park also serves as temporary shelter for some endangered animals.


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