The Boracay Saga – Day 3

was windy and cold yet again.  I take back what I said earlier – this is not the best time to go to Boracay if you want peace and quiet.  The very best time would probably be sometime January or February because then, there are no people (ultra-low season) and the sea is calm (noContinue reading “The Boracay Saga – Day 3”

The Boracay Saga – Day 2

.. was an unusually long day.  As short as yesterday had gone, but with as much happening I guess, today was one of the longest days I have ever enjoyed. We woke up at the crack of dawn and decided we were going to move.  The children wanted to be closer to the beach andContinue reading “The Boracay Saga – Day 2”

The Boracay Saga – Day 1

A sufficient ending to a chaotic day.. It started in the Lumbia Airport (see previous post).  Ed had gone ahead on PAL because of his family benefit (his round trip tickets are always much cheaper than my one way fares).  My mom’s and my flight was uneventful, though relatively longer than usual because of rainContinue reading “The Boracay Saga – Day 1”

The Boracay Saga – Introduction

If you will recall in my previous post, I mentioned that recently, I have made a goal to visit at least three (3) “new” provinces/destinations each year.  This year, they were Puerto Princesa in Palawan (DONE! – June 18-22, 2011), Boracay and Bacolod.  Well, guess what?  Right now, I am sitting in an airport restaurant (Cookie’s)Continue reading “The Boracay Saga – Introduction”

My Goal: The Philippines

In a 1997 workshop I attended, I wrote down 100 goals and dreams.  One of them was to visit all the islands of the Philippines. The actual decision to do it came when we literally fell into the tourism business in 2002.  We were invited to join a public transportation group and I became aContinue reading “My Goal: The Philippines”

Filotours: Fresh Eyes for the Philippines

So many islands, 7107 of them.  How can anyone visit them all in one lifetime?  The answer:  Send your kids to university where they will learn cinematography and film making.  Then once they’ve become experts in their chosen fields, take a long break and bring them to visit the Philippines, the country of their roots.Continue reading “Filotours: Fresh Eyes for the Philippines”

An Adventure Like No Other

We hear a motorcycle coming up the road.. Wait, the engine’s rev is too high to be from an ordinary motorcycle, maybe it’s a scooter.. on the highway? Wait, here it comes, it should be passing us any moment, any minute, right about.. Wait, what? It’s flying over us??? You start the day cool andContinue reading “An Adventure Like No Other”

I Know What You’re Gonna Do This Summer!

I bet you don’t know why I know this.. Let’s be psychic for a moment..  We know that this year 2011 is the Chinese Year of the Metal Rabbit and that it means it will be a year of prosperity especially for those with businesses dealing with metal and alloy.  In other words, those whoContinue reading “I Know What You’re Gonna Do This Summer!”

Of Earthquakes and Tremors II

There was another earthquake today at 1:32pm.  It measured a 4.5 magnitude and its epicenter was determined to be somewhere south of Gingoog City.  If you look at a map, you’ll see that it was close, just over Mt. Balatucan.  It was felt both here in Manolo Fortich and in Cagayan de Oro and I’mContinue reading “Of Earthquakes and Tremors II”

My Love Affair with Camiguin

I have been going to Camiguin for as long as I could remember. The very first visit was in 1981, I think.  I was 7 years old.  Back then, there was only one barge company in operation, bringing passengers to and from Balingoan Port to Benoni Port twice a day – one in the earlyContinue reading “My Love Affair with Camiguin”