Photo Guide Tours: SIKYOP RIVER ADVENTURE

Located in Iligan City, Lanao del Norte On the outskirts of Iligan City, in an almost still-virgin forest, lies Sikyop, or the “hidden paradise” in Higaonon dialect. In this rough landscape runs a river, a mere tributary of the great Mandulog River, that has cut through, and even under, the mountain, making it a naturalContinue reading “Photo Guide Tours: SIKYOP RIVER ADVENTURE”

Photo Guide Tours: KAAMULAN FESTIVAL

Located in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon Kanak ha Banuwa! This means “Bukidnon my home!” in the native dialect used by the Indigenous Peoples of Bukidnon, or Binukid. The Kaamulan Festival is the annual coming together of the Seven Tribes of Bukidnon, namely, Bukidnon, Higaonon, Manobo, Matigsalug, Talaandig, Tigwahonon and Umayamnon, to celebrate and showcase their traditionsContinue reading “Photo Guide Tours: KAAMULAN FESTIVAL”

Photo Guide Tours: DIVINE MERCY SHRINE

The Divine Mercy Shrine was envisioned by an ordinary woman with extraordinary beliefs. It was sometime in the mid-1990s, when Mrs. Paquita “Kits” Adaza first had a dream that God wanted her to build “His Home” in Mindanao. After years of uncertainty and disbelief, she was finally convinced that to begin the enormous endeavour wasContinue reading “Photo Guide Tours: DIVINE MERCY SHRINE”

Photo Guide Tours: CAGAYAN RIVER

CAGAYAN RIVER Located in Cagayan de Oro City It is the third largest river in Mindanao (first is the Rio Grande Mindanao in SOCCSKARGEN; second is the Agusan River in CARAGA). It is also the main tributary for the Cagayan de Oro City’s most popular tourist activity – White Water Rafting. White Water Rafting inContinue reading “Photo Guide Tours: CAGAYAN RIVER”

My Weekly KDrama Commentary

My Preferences Warning: All my commentaries contain spoilers! MY KDRAMA COUNT (as of August 31, 2020): 79 MY TOP 5 LOVES: Love in the Moonlight Healer Touch Your Heart Hwarang Oh My Venus My Sassy Girl 5 THINGS ABOUT MY TOP 5: I was hooked – line and sinker – in the FIRST EPISODE. IContinue reading “My Weekly KDrama Commentary”

Living with Alzheimer’s 15 (a series)

Mental Health When the Philippines was hit by Covid-19 and our president declared the National Capital Region to go on Community Quarantine, I was not worried. I knew that it would only be temporary and that the quarantine would be lifted as soon as it was deemed safe. I actually thought I could use theContinue reading “Living with Alzheimer’s 15 (a series)”

Hotel Sogo CDO

HOTEL SOGO CDO There are several reasons why we will be coming back to this old hotel with a new image: 1. It’s located in Lapasan, so it’s close enough to the commercial areas like Puregold, Limketkai Mall and Agora Market, and yet far enough from the hustle and bustle of the city to haveContinue reading “Hotel Sogo CDO”

Kampo Juan Eco-Adventure Farm

Location: Sto. Nino, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon Coordinates: N 08*23′ 42.2″ E 124*50′ 50.9″ Are you itching for a thrilling adventure but can’t find one that’s accessible? Look no further. At Kampo Juan Eco-Adventure Farm, you get the thrill, the awe and a new understanding of how man should really treat nature. The Must-Try: ANICYCLE –Continue reading “Kampo Juan Eco-Adventure Farm”

The Teacher and The Engineer

She was a Teacher. She was born in Tiwi, Albay to a Chinese-Filipino couple, and the third child in a brood of eight. Her parents owned a large grocery store that took up the first storey of their house. As a child, she and her siblings would play underneath the rice boxes and in theContinue reading “The Teacher and The Engineer”

A Sheltered Life

Growing up in Cawayanon was different. There were only a few families, about 30 in all. We went to a different school and played with just a few kids. Many of them were American, hence our spoken language was English. Sometimes, we would be introduced to some teachers from OLLES (Mr. Vismanos, the Scouting Teacher;Continue reading “A Sheltered Life”