SUMMER TIME IN THE PHILIPPINES

       It’s  summer time again in the Philippines. This is the time of the year when the school year ends, so this is a best time for the kids or students to go on vacation, and for the family, relative, and friends bonding. It is also the best times to visit our wonderful country to different places here in the Philippines like Boracay Beach, Puerto Galera Beach, Baguio City which is the summer capital of the Philippines, Bohol, Cebu, Tagaytay and many more.  There are also lots of tourist spot, provinces and beaches to visit. Summer time in the Philippines usually starts at the end of February until the end of May when the temperatures usually range from 32-37 degrees Celsius (89.6-98.6 F).

       During summer vacation, you will see the more native festivals here in the Philippines, mostly in Quezon Province such as Lucban, Quezon which is Pahiyas Festival, Tayabas, Quezon which is hagisan ng suman festival and Mayohan sa Tayabas, Lucena City which is chami festival and many more. There’s a lot activities and events you’ll see such as games, pageants, parades like Santa Cruzan, Sayawan sa Bario and much more. There are lots of food, partying and the entire neighborhood is just filled with joy. Summer Time in the Philippines you’ll always experience the generosity and feel the happiness of  the people in our country.

 

KAMAYAN SA PALAISDAAN IN LUCBAN, QUEZON

          Kamayan sa Palaisdaan in Tayabas, Quezon is very popular in Quezon, Province. This is along the high-way of Lucban, Quezon.  It can be described as a floating restaurant, because it surrounded by water, and the walkway is made up of bamboo tree. The surroundings are very native Filipino with many Nipa Hut replicas all over the place where a group of people can choose to eat their lunch and dinner.  They have a mini zoo, fish pond, live band in the evening at the El Pescado Bar Cafe, and place when you can celebrate the birthday party or weeding and etc.  The place also represents what its name suggests, Kamayan sa Palaisdaan or eating with bare hands in a fish ponds. Because most of all residents in Quezon, Province used bare hands to eat. This place is very attractive, you can feel the good atmosphere and very comfortable place. The food is very yummy and native, like Ginataang Tilapia, Sinigang, Ihaw-ihaw at iba pa!

          Anyway, my co-officemate was inviting us to treat her first salary in her new job here in Kamayan sa Palaisdaan.  We ordered ginataang tilapia, sinigang na hipon, inihaw na spyribs. After a heavy dinner we proceed to the El Pescado Bar Café and we ordered 6 bottles of Tanduay Ice.  We really enjoy as group date in this place.

Tree planting

          Tree planting is very important. Trees have always played an important part in people’s lives, from providing shade and maintaining the beauty of the place to fruits and flowers that attract to each other. Whenever you are around trees you feel a sense of peace and calm and more importantly, protection. If you are concerned about saving the planet, then tree planting is what you should be considering on top priority. Because today they have many calamities like typhoon Sendong attack in our country. Trees are very important to prevent the typhoon or other calamities and it is part of every community. Our streets, parks, playgrounds and backyards are lined with trees that create a peaceful, aesthetically pleasing environment. Hoping that many people have a discipline and they always think that the nature is important especially to all illegal loggers. Because anytime we don’t know what will happen to us.

          Last Aug. 8, 2010 we have a tree planting project with the support of DENR in Atimonan, Quezon. It is a project of our company that all the staff is always cooperates to this project.  It is very nice project; hope that all the company like this…

Here’s the photo of JCPC company tree planting project.

 

BOHOL PHILIPPINES TOURIST SPOT

          Bohol has many great tourist spots and attractions.  It  is  located in central Visayas region. Our family went to Bohol last Feb. 2011 to  spends a short vacation.  This is the first time to flight in airplane:-). I am so excited but i feel nervous haha, excited to visit in Bohol because I know that the place have a lot of  attraction. And this is the place i wish to visit.

CHOCOLATE HILLS

          The Chocolate Hills is a popular tourist Philippines destination in  Bohol. The hills range from 30 to 150 meters high and are covered in green grass, which turns to brown during dry season, making them look like chocolate mounds.

TARSIER

          Tarsier is very peculiar small animal and have a big eye.. In fact it is one of the smallest known primates, no larger than a adult men’s hand. Mostly active at night, it lives on a diet of insects. Folk traditions sometimes have it that tarsiers eat charcoal, but actually they retrieve the insects from (sometimes burned) wood.

LOBOC RIVER

          The Loboc River is a river on Bohol Island, the Philippines. It is one of the major tourist destinations of Bohol, local and foreigners alike. The winding river plays host to cruises on board of small bancas or floating restaurants. Visitors are treated to a vista of lush tropical vegetation such as nipa palms, coconut trees, banana groves, and bushes.

         Most of the floating restaurant treat their guests with Boholano songs played by in-boat bands during the cruise. The trip winds up the river and ends at theBusayFalls which is only one and a half meter at most. Here, the guests are treated to rondalla music by a local rondalla group housed under a floating cottage.

BUSAY FALLS

          Busay Falls are the destination of the floating restaurant trips starting from Loboc. The falls are 12 meters wide and fall about 4 meters, but after the wonderful trip and certainly advisable on Loboc river fall a bit behind expectation.

me and my hubby

BACLAYON CHURCH

          Baclayon Church is the second oldest church in the Philippines and it is located in the town of Baclayon n Bohol.  Baclayon is a short 6-km trip from Tagbilaran City, the capital of Bohol. From Tagbilaran, you can get a jeepney or bus ride bound for Baclayon. You may also hire a tricycle in Tagbilaran to bring you there.

         The Baclayon Church carries with the Spanish past of the country. Though the very first Spanish missionaries arrived in 1595, the construction of the church began only in 1717. It took 10 years for the Filipino to complete the church under forced labor.

         Baclayon Church is made of coral stone, cut into blocks and piled atop each other. To move the heavy stones from tree to the building site, native workers had to use bamboos. It is said that millions of egg whites were used to cement the coral stone blocks together.

PUEBLO PORLA PLAYA

               I was searching my photo albums in my facebook. The photo below was taken at Pueblo Porla Playa Resort, Pagbilao, Quezon. My hubby and I decided to go in Pueblo Porla Playa to look the stunning place, together with my niece. Pueblo Porla Playa is a 12 hectare, first rate Mexican inspired residential and country club tucked away in Pagbilao Cove whose water ranges from emerald green to dark blue with its gentle surf lapping the white sands.

Linking up to Watery Wednesday

PROVINCE OF QUEZON LUCENA CITY, CHRISTMAS DECORATION 2011

            The Provincial Government of Quezon, Lucena City has been starting to open the Christmas Bazaar, giant brightly Coconut Christmas tree and other Christmas Decorations on Dec. 5, 2011.  Some of the people wishing to see the opening of a giant brightly Coconut Christmas tree and other decorations here in Capitol, Lucena City at Perez Park. Every year they have a different style of Christmas Decorations. Perez Park is the best place to rest and enjoy the weekend with your families. It was reconstructed in early 2000 and made it much better and good place for kids and parents where they can play and lay on the clean grasses.

          This giant Coconut Christmas tree has 50ft. inches tall according to the employee of Province of Quezon. It’s made of coconut husk and coconut leaves, and inside the giant Christmas tree they have a Christmas Belen decoration with red poinsettia.

             I bought saba bananas with yellow skins that are still slightly green. Saba bananas are one of the most important bananas in the Philippines. The fruits provide the same nutritional value as potatoes. They can be eaten raw or cooked into various traditional Filipino desserts and dishes like Maruya, Turron, Halo-halo and Ginanggang.

              The Provincial Government of Quezon, Lucena City celebrates Yuletide Season 2011. I was really amazed the Christmas Village decoration inside the lobby building of Capitol. It is very creative and cute decorations. I feel that I’ve been in America 🙂 . Here are some photos taken:

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VSJ BIRD PARK

          VSJ Bird Park is located at St. Jude Subd., Lucena City, Quezon 1.5km (walking distance) along SM City Lucena. This is the one kind of Amenities of this Subdivision. Bird Park serves as an additional learning spot for students within Lucena and nearby towns. In cooperation with the DENR, Bird Park shelters injured animals and release them when they are ready for the wild. Animals while at the Bird Park are being nursed by seasoned caretakers. St. Jude Satellite City also has picnic and camping grounds that you don’t need to go far to have a fun day with your kids.

          My hubby, Vince and I were visiting this place. They have more animals like snake, monkey, and different kinds of birds from different places and etc. This VSJ Bird Park is no entrance fee; it is free for all who would like to visit this place.

VISIT TO A FRIEND HOUSE

          A visit to a friend’s house is memorable.  I was happy when my friend Jessica invited me to visit her new house in LucenaCity.  She’s my friend since high school and after that it was almost 7 years before they would meet again. My hubby, Vince and I were going to the new house of my friend.  I am happy for their successful in life :-), but still single for now :-(.

Nawawalang Paraiso Resort and Hotel

          Nawawalang Paraiso Resort and Hotel located at Barangay Camaysa, Tayabas, Quezon. It is called the charming town of Tayabas, Quezon, twenty-minute ride away from Lucena City by car or jeepney and I think it’s about two and a half hours from Manila by south bound bus. This resort and hotel is the perfect tropical paradise. Once you get in, you’re for a vacation that refreshes and invigorates even the most jaded souls with the legendary Mt.Banahaw looming in the distance. It’s reveal in the cool waters of spring-fed swimming pools.

          Some of my high school classmates and I had a get-together after the alumni at Nawawalang Paraisao Resort and Hotel. We celebrate there because it’s convenient for more of us. Our get together, great way to share memories, catch up with news and rekindle friendships and etc. High school life will bring back memories and fill our life with happiness.  This is the first time we meet my high school classmate based on the different countries. It’s a great feeling to see familiar faces from one of the happiest periods of my high school life.

          Everyone’s of my classmate doing a different thing but one thing we have in common is leading a happy family life. Some are in the corporate, some have their own business, architect, teacher, some are stay at home, some are still single .Generally, we all are thankful for the blessings and times like what we are having to see each other again to catch up, recall the happy past we had and just be there and have fun with everyone else.

Sister’s bonding in Enchanted Kingdom

                Enchanted Kingdom is the world-class theme park in the country. It is located in Santa Rosa CityLaguna. It has a land area of 17 hectares(41 acres). The park is managed and operated by Enchanted Kingdom Inc., formerly named Amtrust Leisure Corporation. Enchanted Kingdom is a member of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions.

               We have a four sister in our family and I am the eldest among the four sisters in the family. Then I decided to plan that we bonding in Enchanted Kingdom together with my three sisters. They have many rides and more attractions that we visit inside the EK. And they have a fireworks display during weekend and Philippine holidays.

                   One of the freakiest and scariest experience rides in EK is the Anchors away… When I ride it, I feel pulling down, especially when I seated the last row. The secret of this ride is to “let go” and scream!! But if I see this rides its make me easy and comfortable.

Anchors away

The Biggest ride in enchanted kingdom is the Wheel of Fate (Ferries Wheel). When I riding this,   I will see and enjoy the view of the whole theme park and beyond. I feel that this is very comfortable and enjoying rides.

Wheel of fate

Rio grande water rapids it is a wet and wild adventure and when you ride this you bring extra clothes.

Rio grande

I don’t ride the space shuttle (roller coaster), because I feel scared and nervous :-).

Space shuttle

This is the three rides most embarrassing experience in theEnchantedKingdom.  We really enjoy and lots of fun inside the EK.  Here are some other photos taken in EK.