Since May 1 was a holiday (Labor Day), we took it as an opportunity to go visit the recently opened (and also disputed) Seven Seas Waterpark and Resort. This is an all-out Summer celebration because our parents just had their 27th wedding anniversary on April 27. Continue reading
The view from Jurassic Park Beach Resort in Agusan del Norte. Located just a few meters away from Punta Diwata Cave Resort.
We spent this year’s Holy Week at my mother’s hometown (Magsaysay, Misamis Oriental). We took this opportunity again to visit nearby beaches in Agusan del Norte. We have been to Punta Diwata a few months ago, so we thought of going to Jurassic Park Beach Resort this time to check out the place again. Continue reading
Peacocks at Ultra Winds
I spent Christmas alone in Cebu (boo-hoo!) because I failed to book a ticket on an earlier date and every ship was already fully booked by December 21st (not to mention the bad weather which cancelled a lot of trips and delayed many passengers).
Anyway, I managed to book a ticket on Dec. 25 bound for Tagbilaran. From Tagbilaran, the ship will sail to Cagayan de Oro – arriving the next day, on the 26th. I still consider myself lucky because I can spend the New Year with my family.
So anyway, both my mom and sister were thinking about where we can go for a family outing on the weekend before New Year’s eve. This has become an annual family thing (sort of), because last year, we went to Carmen and Mantianak. Continue reading
One of my favorite study places (aside from our library) is the A Plus Coffee branch here in AS Fortuna, Mandaue.
Many students (myself included), cannot study at home because of distractions from family members, house chores, and other entertainment options that can tempt them to laze around instead of reading.
The solution is to get out and find a place where you can be a bit more productive and motivated to actually do some work/school stuff. Although I love studying at our library, it can get too crowded and uncomfortable. Plus, we are not allowed to bring in food and drinks (except water) inside the library, which really sucks. Continue reading
The Holiday Season is finally here, and this means that the municipal town hall of Carmen, Agusan del Norte will be literally LIT again.
Every year, the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Carmen decorate their grandiose town hall with lots of Christmas lights – creating a Christmas Wonderland which is a great place for sightseeing and taking pictures. No entrance fee is necessary – it is free for all. Continue reading
Trying to go to a good beach in Cebu is quite a hassle. First, you have to get through the traffic and second (and the worse part), decent beach resorts here are just waaay too expensive (SERIOUSLY, WHY THO?!).
That’s why whenever I get to go back in Mindanao, I always get so excited whenever we go visit a beach. We have lots of cheap choices here, and some of them can be reached within just an hour or less (depending on where you live).
So when I got to visit my mom’s hometown in Magsaysay, Misamis Oriental last October, I convinced my sister that we should finally visit Punta Diwata. It is basically considered a Cave Resort in Carmen, Agusan del Norte because it is a beach with a cliff that has a cave in it (whew)! Although it is part of a different town, it is just a 30-minute ride from our home there.
Because of its location, you can take reaaaally great pictures. And the best part? You can enter the resort for a whooping entrance fee of 20 PESOS. YES, Php 20 only! So take that, overpriced resorts of Cebu! HAHAHA
During the Holidays, I was fortunate enough to be able to spend time with my family back in my hometown in Cagayan de Oro. As a family tradition, we also travel back to my mom’s province in Misamis Oriental to attend family reunions. While we were returning towards the city proper, we decided to stop by Sugbongcogon and visit the Mantianak Botanical Garden and Zoological Park.
Picnic and rest area in Mantianak Zoo.
This is the second time that we have been here. The main reason why we went back is because when we first got here, my son was just an infant and very unaware of the surroundings. Now that he is a toddler, we wanted to let him experience the place again. Continue reading