September 16, 2016

Social Climber: Mt. Hapunang Banoi

Mt. Hapunang Banoi is one of the newest mountain in Montalban, Rizal that was opened to the public for leisurely hiking and exploration. According to Pinoy Mounteneer who is the ultimate guide for mountaineering, Mt. Hapunang Banoi has a 4/5 level of difficulty. True enough, the mountain is difficult to climb for a non-pro like me but very fulfilling for every nature lover. Be sure to bring gloves as the trail is both muddy and rocky with sharp edges.

The mountain is called Hapunang Banoi because it used to be a resting place for many "Banoi" which means eagle. At the summit, we actually saw one eagle flying freely. I forgot to capture it because I was so amaze seeing an eagle freely flying. There are some things that is better not captured by your lens, I thought after.

September 09, 2016

Hong Kong Disneyland: The Happiest Place on Earth

by: Lana Margaret Caronongan

China, Tokyo, Hongkong? What do these three countries have in common? Hint: They all call it: “The happiest place on earth”.

When I was a child, I used to watch Disney films. I, being Aurora, and my two sisters as Belle and Arielle. It was so colourful and full of fantasy. Growing up, it was always our dream to be part and experience the world of Disney, to meet and talk to them or even just to see their majestic castles & Disney gowns up-close. So when The Walt Disney Company decided to have an amusement park which we can meet our favourite characters, I felt excited and somehow ask myself, when and how I will get there.

September 07, 2016

7Flavors Buffet by Chef Boy Logro

Its very rare that I eat or dine in a Buffet restaurant because number one I am getting conscious with my health and, well the tummy figure of mine ;) But hey, I could not turn down an invite to try out a Buffet Restaurant in San Juan City mainly because it was conceptualized and co-owned by no less than the celebrity chef - Chef Boy Lorgo! 

Roast Beef for the win!

Meet the Chef!

Sad to say Chef Boy was not around when I visited 7Flavors Buffet. Though Chef Boy Logro was not around, this life-size picture of him welcomed me in their front door. 

September 05, 2016

Victoria Peak and The Peak Tram

Victoria Peak is the highest point on Hong Kong Island. It can be reached by bus, by hiking or by the most famous to tourist - The Peak Tram. The Victoria Peak is one of the most popular attraction in Hong Kong as listed by numerous travel blogs and travel websites. The 552 meters peak is popular among tourist around the world as it offers the breathtaking views of Hong Kong Island's progressive economy, the busy Victoria harbor and the rest of Kowloon. 

The Peak Tram Tickets 

We booked our passes to The Peak and Sky Terraces 428 Observation deck through - a booking site that offers discounted packages to the most famous attraction in Asia. 

We met our English speaking guide in Statue Square along with other tourist who were mainly Chinese. After less than 5 minutes orientation he handed out our tickets in the Peak Tram and Sky Terrace 428 with stickers which we have to put on our tee shirts so that we wont have to line up with other walk-in tourists. 

August 27, 2016

Laguna Waterfalls Chasing

We were invited by a friend of ours, Kier, who is from Laguna himself. He actually do tours in Laguna, But since he's our friend, we had a free tour without the comfort of the van and pack meals. But nevertheless, we had the love and laughter in the waterfalls of Laguna.

Since we are on a commute mode and in order for us to maximize the day, we left early for Sta. Cruz, Laguna. Leaving early means like 4amish or even 3amish...  Yeah that early if you do not have your own car. For our part we left Buendia at around 4AM and arrived in Sta. Cruz Laguna at around 6AM.

We took a big jeep in Sta. Cruz bound to Lucban, Quezon and dropped off to where a big signage of Hulugan Falls is located. Its as if its a common knowledge among drivers to drop off passengers at that location. You'll never get lost if you do DIY waterfalls chasing in Laguna. That was a roughly 20 minutes ride from Sta. Cruz with scenic view of rivers, winding road and people of the town walking by the road.