Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
I need your help.
Please give me a life..
I mean more lives!
Monday, June 17, 2013
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USB 2.0 slot for USB device (Flash drive up to 16GB or Hard Disk Drive up to 1 Terra-Byte
Personalized playlist saved up to 100 songs
Personalized Picture and Video Backgrounds via USB device
4 Song chip slots
2 Years warranty (Parts and Service)
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Real-time Searching by Title and Artist
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Recording function via Recording chip (optional item, 100 minutes)
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External Video function using Live video source (Video-Camera or Player)
8 Interactive Games
2 years warranty(parts and service)
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Plug and play into your TV (RCA Jack connection)
Real-time Searching by Title and
Recording function via Recording chip (100 minutes of recording, optional item)
8 interactive Games
Personalized playlist up to100 songs
4 Song chip slots
2 years warranty (Parts and service)
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Friday, June 14, 2013
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The Grand Room has a queen-sized and single bed, sitting area, 32-inch LCD TV, safety deposit box, hair dryer, coffee and tea making facilities and personal refrigerator. The marble-clad bathroom has a spacious shower area with granite-top lavatory. Like most rooms in the resort, it also has a private balcony overlooking the garden and pools.
Boracay Garden Resort is the only property in the island where guests may take leisurely walks around the breezy tree-lined property. The resort has its own restaurant called Garden Café, where guests enjoy al fresco dining. The menu features an exciting mix of Filipino and international cuisine.
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Thursday, June 13, 2013
And so.. without further ado, let me introduce you the three caves that we explored, their character, looks and beauty. Sounds pageant, Huh.
Upon entering the cave, I noticed a different look of a cave that I normally see on TV or books. It was already cemented and developed like you are in the park or at the terrace of your house. The cave should look natural but not this one and all the caves that we went to. I told my kids that the natural formation of cave doesn't look like this and what they saw was not the original cave because the mystery and the natural charm was already ripped off.
There's a part of the cave where the owner told us not to go to because it's quite deep and advised us to be very careful with the electrical lights with the ceiling that's too low. He shared us a few information, rules inside the cave and reminded us to take care of our belongings just in case other visitors come in.
Nevertheless even without splashing and playing inside the cave, the kids enjoyed the cool water a lot, while we kept an eye to them and reminded to just swim in shallow water.
I asked the owner about the distance of the cave leading to the open sea and he said that "Born to be Wild" travel show already explored the cave in the episode, "Cave Diving," but the passageway was quite narrow to squeeze themselves and so they did not continue the exploration. If people could explore some unimaginable space to be reached, outer space or some areas of the cave, there is certain part of the world that is yet to be included in the map and the nature simply wants this part to be left unexplored.
The high tide that night washed away the old water and that turned the water in the cave new and clear in time of our visit. .
There is a public CR and a water pump for shower outside the cave.
Of the three caves, this is where we stayed longer where our kids got to swim in fresh water
Entrance fee to the cave is P50/pax if not swimming and P70/pax if swimming good for two hours. They have spacious parking area and you'll pass by a little trekking, I mean a pathway about a few steps away.
Marian-like smile. My model for the whole cave trip. :) I was behind her all the way and that results.. my cave photos are now watermarked with her charming face. Now, this is natural. Untouched. Unexploited.
Ooops.. be careful of the rocky ceiling..
Like the other caves, this one is developed too. The stairs at Wonderful Cave are quite steep. There were some tourists when we arrived. When we asked the tour guide who own the cave, he said that it's a family owned property like the Cindy's and Enchanted Caves, wherein they just discovered the caves in their own backyard.
Entrance fee to Wonderful Cave is P50/pax. They only limit a number of person for 30 minutes during summer to accommodate other visitors.
Of all the three caves, Enchanted Cave is the most developed. As soon as we entered, we heard some people screaming, I mean singing with videoke machine at the picnic hut.. Oh.. in a place like this? That scene I've witnessed made me think the place less enchanting.
Oops, careful again.. low beam..
There were some tourists swimming inside the cave. The water could reach up to 14ft during high tide in some parts of the cave.
Enchanted Cave has man made pool with the water coming from the cave too but it is strongly sanitized with chlorine as I could even smell it even from afar.
What makes me curious about the enchanted cave are the rocks that surround the place. I asked the tour guide how these corals went up the hill.and he said that it wasn't actually rock but dead corals. The whole Bolinao was believed to be underwater million years ago. Now, that is enchanting!
See more corals...
I mean dead corals..
and dead corals..
and a proof other than dead corals that the province was once under water is the giant clams found on top of the coral hill.
Giant Clams Fossils from coral mountain up 2KMS away
Estimated age: 2-3 million years
carbon date: (not yet available)
The cave is enchanting as the name implies. If not developed, it could have been more enchanting.
Just a little note. It is best to bring aqua shoes, because the cave's floor is not sandy but rocky.
Entrance Fee is P90/pax if not swimming, P120/pax if swimming.
There are tables available for rent outside the cave. There are hammocks too, I am not sure though if they are also for rent. Above parking fees apply.
Of the three caves, Wonderful Cave is the most appealing to me. I based my opinion only on one criteria, clear water. All the caves were already developed into tourist attractions that look like man made cave now, thus they lost their natural beauty and charm. Honestly, I was a bit disappointed in this cave trip seeing these natural wonders in manicured path, cemented and exploited.
Location: Brgy. Patar Bolinao, Pangasinan
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Rock formations, a haven for landscape photography.
The sun down would be the best time to feel its majestic sight but those minutes when the sun is heading the horizon weren't ours. The sun was at its peak when we reached the place. We have other sights to visit and we're due to go back to Manila on the same day thus, a quick glimpse is all we need. Two more falls were waiting and we need to go back to resort to pack our things before heading to next destination.
The fine white sand greeted us but we came here for rock formations and not the sand. Definitely it has own magnetic charm with young coconut palm trees, not grown up but an added attraction, but we have enough of these in Hundred Islands and Patar Beach.
And this main view startled our wandering thoughts. This view of rock formations. My imagination worked again with no limits how Bolinao looked like million years ago. Picture this in your mind. A view of coral stones underwater with abundant fishes swimming and nesting in these corals.
I was already tanned but my camera setting was in opposite color and the results were these bright photos. The sun directly hit my body and face and I couldn't stand the hot temperature anymore.
A little bit to perfection if only with sunset view but I couldn't wait for that majestic time, when the wind creates wave to crash the rocks and the sun goes down the western horizon. I wanted to stay a bit longer and feel the highlights too.. fall in love again and be hurt to leave this place of wonderful sight.
Just natural. The blue corner over there looks likes a man made pool.
I walked farther to investigate the seabed and found a few seaweeds that were abundant. There were some deep holes in in some parts so I was very careful in every step I made. Even very quick, I did not let the chance pass without stepping my feet, with the sun's zenith angle.. I touched, felt and explored a place believed to be the seabed during ancient times.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Cape Bolinao Lighthouse is the second tallest lighthouse in the Philippines with height of 101ft (30.8m) and 351 feet above sea level built by American, Filipino and Bristish engineers in 1905 located on top of the hill of Punta Piedra Point, Barangay Patar, Bolinao. The lighthouse aids the vessels passing by the area and overlooks the South China Sea.
All ours, there was no one in sight.
With this empty road, so serene and so quiet, you wouldn't be surprised if you find yourself wanting to just get down the car and walk the path leading to the lighthouse.
beautiful lighthouse up close..
We did not bother to ask permission to climb up the lighthouse as we already knew beforehand that the place is restricted and no one is allowed to go inside. The movie, "The Promise" was shot at the lighthouse where Angel Locsin and Richard Gutierrez were the lead stars.
The lighthouse of Bolinao was listed only as our side trip on our way to white beach and caves of Bolinao but we realized that it should be on the top list of must-visit place when in Bolinao. Even if there isn't much to do at the lighthouse, the beautiful sceneries from the viewing deck is more than worth it to stop by. With this spectacular sight, this lighthouse is perfect for prenup photo shoot and location for movies.
just beside the lighthouse, you will see these beautiful fresh flowers, siniguelas trees at the back..
I hope to get more information on the tale of this abandoned house. When I searched online about the house beside Cape Bolinao, I found this house in good condition and the photo was taken in 2008. I wonder why it was not maintained and now slowly deteriorating.
Do you ever wonder now why many people fall in love with the lighthouse?
"There are no words to express the feelings that induce a sailor to offer fervent prayers when he sees this mark of sympathy expressed by his fellow men. Suddenly he sees that he is no longer alone in the midst of the ocean waves; he sees that people are caring for him with paternal solicitude."
-Lt. Lavrentiy Alekseyevich Zagoskin, on sighting the light house at Sitka, Alaska, in 1839 -Lt. Lav