December 15, 2013

Philippine Airlines heading for Europe again

Heading for Europe again


Philippine Air carriers has been listed on the European Union (EU) air safety list since they did an poor audit by the International Civil Aviation Authority back in 2010. By August 2013, Philippine Airlines (PAL for short) has been removed from the list as they has shown "capacity to implement International safety standard again" the above mentioned authority said. In October 2013 Philippine Airlines regained regular flights to certain destinations in Europe. They started flights first to London (UK), but will gradually extend their flights to major airports in EU, including Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, Madrid and Frankfurt the PAL president Ramon Ang stated at a press conference in Manila on July 10, 2013.

November 16, 2013

The Philippines has the longest christmas celebration in the world

It's not unusual to hear Christmas carols on the radio and Television as early as the beginning of September in the Philippines.

November 16, 2013: Ate Carol by the newly decorated Christmas tree.
This country has the honor of being the nation of the world that starts Christmas celebration that early, and most shopping centers and malls starts the Christmas sale in September, lasting until December 24. The school vacation normally starts at December 15, and last until January 9, but there is just one official holiday marked red on the calendar, that is December 25 (Christmas Day).

August 22, 2013

Yellow Cab, an excellent place for a meal

Yellow Cab Pizza Co, - Not only Pizza!

Behind the friendly waitress, you can see the kitchen

Yellow Cab Pizza Co. is the official name of a fast food restaurant chain operating in the Philippines, USA, Malaysia, Qatar and Guam. According to the establishments name, most people will think that they serve pizza only, but they are also serving a wide range of food, The reason why we went there was that they also serve delicious baked potatoes, creamed tomato soup and much more. The prices are quite comfortable, and we decided to order a pizza good for four, and a portion of baked potatoes with cheese and bacon. Yellow Cap are open 24/7. They also offer home delivery, just call  416 - 9999 (Dasmarinas) or 789 - 9999 (Metro Manila),Cebu: 254 - 1111 and Baguio: 442 - 9999

Baked potatoes with bacon and dressing
A pizza covered with mozzarella cheese

The guard make it a secure place to stay. Aiza and her sister Camille to the right

Yellow Cab as seen from the sidewalk. For home delivery, just call 416 - 9999   
                                                      

June 28, 2013

Every Wednesday Is Baclaran Day

Baclaran Day is all about the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, or Baclaran Church, which is one of the most known Roman Catholic churches in the country. It was built in 1947, and open for the public one year later. The church was blessed by Pope John Paul II during his visit to the Philippines  back in 1981. Every Wednesday thousands of people flocks to this church to pray and listen to the words of God. Take a look at the pictures below. Every pictures tells a story.  

Baclaran Church is a landmark in Manila

Very crowded inside the church

A close look at the main altar

May 14, 2013

A night swim at Double V Resort

Before we leave Cavite, we  will add Double V Resort because it's a popular place in this area. This resort is located in Burol Main, Dasmarinas, Cavite. It's open 24 hours, and have room units with air-con, the price for a room varies from Php 450 (three hours only) to Php 4000 for overnight staying. Cottage rates are from Php 550 to 2800.
There is one large pool only, and it  has a canteen in the middle, it's also suitable for kids. For entrance fees, just left click the picture of the signboard below. For location map, click Here


The Main pool


Room units for overnight stay













A bamboo cottage
Price list as of May 2013


April 21, 2013

Jonalyn Viray Music & Me Tour, April 20, 2013 - Entertainment Philippines


She has the talent, she has the voice, she has the look, and she got what it takes to achieve international fame, but there was one thing that frustrated me. Read more below the video...

 

I uploaded this to youtube to make it easier to upload it here

 

I shot 140 pictures and two videos of her, but she spotted the middle during the whole concert. She didn't move back and forth, and as I was sitting at the outer right side of the concert hall, it was hard to get a front view of her. Frustrating. But shes got the voice, and I guess she could sing "Unchained Melody" even  better than LeAnn Rimes. Anyway, the concert was worth a visit.
 
Jonalyn Viray Live on Stage 
This shot is the only one close to a front view

January 23, 2013

Fun at Cool Martin Family Resort and Hotel, Bacoor

Cool Martin Family Resort and Hotel is situated across the highway from SM City Mall Bacoor, which is about a 15 minutes bus drive from the Metro Manila. This establishment has 20 rooms, including family rooms, and can host about 100 guests. It has an indoor swimming pool, restaurant, sauna, spa and karaoke bar. Check in time for the hotel is 2 pm, while check out is 12 noon. Price for swimming is 120 pesos  per head for adults, and 60 Php for kids. You can rent a family room for as low as 2500 pesos per night, equal to US$ 61, or 46. It's also open for walk-ins, that is for people that just want to use the facilities, without renting a room. Friendly staff, good service. International food is served. For more information, and location map, please click here

They had a lot of fun here, From the right: Aiza, her sister Camille and niece Aira


The swimming pool with sauna in the background













The living room

The kitchen










The parents bed
Double decker for the kids

    

January 6, 2013

Bali Village Hotel Resort and Spa, Tagaytay

This is Bali Village Hotel Resort and Spa. A place of comfort and relaxation. It has one swimming pool for adults and a pool for kids. There are different kind of hotel rooms with room rates ranging from Php 3000, ( Bali rooms) to 10500 ( Family house ). Breakfast are included. This place is ideal for wedding since it has a ballroom, and it seems like tailored for wedding parties. The room service is good, and the staff are friendly. The swimming pool is open from 7 am to 10 pm. In addition they offer different kind of spa, massage, manicure, pedicure at affordable prices. Groups can rent the swimming pool for a price of 200 pesos pr head (150 for kids). The price for cottage rental is 600 Php for six hours. Address of this place is Kaybagal South, Tagaytay City which is about two hours bus ride from Metro Manila. For more information and location map, please click here

The entrance 

The Main pool

The kids pool
Playground
    








Entrance to the ballroom
A souvenir store


Information and front desk

December 7, 2012

An afternoon at Jardin de Dasmarinas

If you prefer a resort "off the beaten path", Then Jardin Resort and Restaurant might be the place for you. There's nothing negative in the word "off the beaten path", it just reflects that most of the people visiting there are locals living in the subdivisions around the place. The resort has five pools, restaurants and a small hotel. Entrance fee is Php 150 for adults, and 120 for kids. In addition you must rent a cottage. The prices for cottages depends on how many persons. If you belong to a small group, the lowest price is Php 400, and the highest price is Php 1200 for large groups.  Room rates are from Php 450 ( three hrs only ), a 12 hours stay cost Php 1500. All rooms are equipped with air-con, bathroom and refrigerator. Since it is the coldest time of the year, there was not many people this Thursday afternoon, but it is a popular place, and usually it is more crowded. See location map here

The welcome sign board 

The kids pool
The main pool

The hotel