Thursday, 26 August 2010

Boracay: World's Best Beach Destination

When you hear the word Boracay, what is the first thing the comes into your mind? Sun, white sand, waves, bikinis and parties are some of the words to describe this paradise island.
I have been to Boracay several times and not to mention I used to work on one of the resorts there for over a year. This year I had a chance of coming back together with my two brothers, Ruel and Mhirosa.

Getting There.
It was a long trip from Bacolod City to Boracay island. First, you take a fast craft to Iloilo City  for about 60 minutes. Then, frm Iloilo port proceed directly to Tagbac terminal where can choose either you take a bus or van for hire going to Caticlan.Travel time is about 5 and a half to 6 hours depending on how frequent they picked up passengers along the way. The bus or van will drop you off in front of  Jetty Port  in Caticlan where motorized boats awaits to take visitors and locals across the island. Last stop will be Cagban Port. You can hire tricycles (motorcycles with side car) for P100 to bring you to your resort.

First time in Boracay, excited to explore the island

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Ms. Philippines Maria Venus Raj: Ms. Universe 4th Runner Up

     The last time our country almost had the Ms. Universe title was way back 1999 when Ms. Philippines Miriam Quiambao landed as 1st runner up. I'm not really fond of watching beauty pageants but the reason why I decided to watch Ms. Universe 2010 is to show my support to our candidate Maria Venus Raj. This lady almost didn't make it to the pageant due to some issues that were resolved just in time she flew to compete in Las Vegas.
    Honestly, I felt proud when I heard the host announced that the 15th spot goes to Ms. Philippines. Then make it to top 10 eventually made it to top 5, being the only Asian who landed a spot. She handled herself perfectly well and confident enough that she could bring home the crown.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

cont... A Weekend Vacation Worth to Remember

   On our third and last day. We were planning to go to Laguna for an Enchanted Kingdom 'gala', but unfortunately Nanay had an attacked of her abdominal pains. We were about to cancel it but Nanay insisted on going and not to spoil our short vacation. So we ended up somewhere near and that was Star City so that they could also come along.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

A Weekend Vacation Worth to Remember

My brother and his girlfriend had a weekend blast last August 14-16, 2010 in Manila so I asked them to share their wonderful experience.

    Dy and I went to Manila for a short vacation. It was Dy's first time to fly with an airplane (as what he told me). We were both excited.
     As we arrived in Manila, we went straight to Delpan, Tondo where my nanay (mom) stays.
     For our first night, Tatay (dad) and Dy had a bonding-drinking session together. Well, the beautiful me was with Nanay taking care of her because 'fyi', she just came out of the hospital on that same day. =(

Friday, 6 August 2010

Where to Stay in Bacolod

When in Bacolod, there are plenty of accommodations that you can choose from that would suit your budget.
If you are planning on going to Bacolod for the 31st Masskara Festival, it is advised to book your accommodation at an early date for it would be very hard to find one during the celebration.

Here is an updated list of hotels, pension houses and inns gathered from different Bacolod sites. Hope you find this could help.

Monday, 2 August 2010

Bacolod Masskara Festival 2010 Schedule

The 'ber' month is just around the corner and in Bacolod when you say October only one thing comes into our mind, the Masskara Festival. One of the most colorful and longest celebration in the country which showcases the Negrenses creativity and ingenuity in times of economic crisis.
Now on it's 31st year, the City of Smiles will once again come to life with vibrant color, street dancing and merry making.

Here is the month long schedule for the 31st Masskara Festival:

October 1       Opening of the Festival Site
* Public Plaza
* SM MassKara Village
October 9MassKara Queen
* University of St. La Salle Coliseum
October 15Electric MassKara
* Tourism Strip, Lacson St.
October 16MassKara Street Dance Competition – School Category
* Araneta St. to Public Plaza
Electric MassKara
* Tourism Strip, Lacson St.
October 17MassKara Street Dance Competition – Barangay Category
* Araneta St. to Public Plaza
October 18Countdown to the Charter Day Giant Street Party Celebration
* New Government Center
October 1973rd Charter Day Anniversary