Monday, February 28, 2011

camiguin island: white island

Sunday, February 27, 2011

camiguin island: white island

Saturday, February 26, 2011

camiguin island: going to white island

from paras beach or near cottages there are small boats you can rent to reach the white island, travel time is just about 10-15 minutes.  since camiguin beach itself isnt really suited for swimming but the hotsprings and cold springs more than up of it... but the best place for swimming, sunbathing and snorkeling is at White Island (white island resides two (2) kilometers off the coast of Agoho, Mambajao is the Camiguin's popular sand bar).  An entrance fee of 20 pesos per head is asked for tourists who visit the tiny island. White island is so bare, no resort, no establishment, no nothing, but you can rent a big umbrella for shade.  white island is the best vantage point to see camiguin island, you could see mt. hibok hibok and vulcan from here as well.

Friday, February 25, 2011

camiguin island: the beach

camiguin island is really a beautiful place, they have hot and cold springs, they have falls, volcanoes, and of course the beach :)

this is where we went to go and visit the famed white beach of camiguin island, a few meters away from the resort (bahay bakasyunan) where we stayed. the last photo above is the view of paras beach resort, also a well known resort in this part of the island. tomorrow i'll post the trip to white island

Thursday, February 24, 2011

camiguin island: how to get there

i'll be sharing with some photos from my recent trip in camiguin island. this will be the first post of my camiguin series, hope you'll like it.

Balingoan Port bound for Camiguin

Balingoan Port

approaching Benoni Port, Camiguin

Port Benoni - Camiguin Island main point of entry

Camiguin Island is said to be "Born of Fire" for the province has seven volcanoes, including the famous Mount Hibok-hibok. Volcanic eruptions and land movements have and continues to create this spectacular island, which is full of natural wonders and historical riches.

The island is located at the northern tip of Mindanao. The island province is bounded to the north by Bohol Sea, to the west by Macajalar Bay, to the southeast by Gingoog Bay and to the east by Butuan Bay. -

How to get to Camiguin Island: 

From Manila take commercial flights to Cagayan De Oro City.  You can rent a taxi/van from the airport directly to Balingoan Port in Misamis Oriental or go to the bus terminal in Agora to reach Balingoan Port. Travel period depending on the traffic and your means of transportation is between 2 to 2 and a half hours.  Ferryboat ride from Balingoan Port to Benoni Port (the main point of entry to Camiguin Island) is about an hour.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

cosplay part 3

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

cosplay part 2

Monday, February 21, 2011


i have been seeing youngsters donning anime costumes at the malls and in some events and i didnt realized how big their numbers are and that cosplay is a big thing. saw these young ones at the smx hall in mall of asia durin the canon photomarathon manila leg last november.

Cosplay, short for "costume play", is a type of performance art in which participants don costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea. Characters are often [2] drawn from popular fiction in Japan, but recent trends have included American cartoons and Sci-Fi as well as other pop-culture. Favorite sources include manga, anime, tokusatsu, comic books, graphic novels, video games, hentai and fantasy movies. Any entity from the real or virtual world that lends itself to dramatic interpretation may be taken up as a subject. Inanimate objects are given anthropomorphic forms and it is not unusual to see genders switched, with women playing male roles and vice versa.

Cosplayers often interact to create a subculture centered around role play. A broader use of the term cosplay applies it to any costumed role play in venues apart from the stage, regardless of the cultural context.

Sunday, February 20, 2011


i dont know with you but i really love playing with this elisi when i was a kid, back when the days that kids do play with real toys and not computers and play with other kids as well, i remember that me and my playmates would have a 'contest' whose fan will keep on rotating which would keep us all out of breath trying hard to make sure that we won the game... silly games but i miss those days :)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

mobile store

a typical mobile or moving store selling different kinds of toys and candies for kids at MOA.
sari sari store has definitely evolved :D

Friday, February 18, 2011

playing with bubbles

Thursday, February 17, 2011


I’m not sure if previous readers of this blog still visit my site and is wondering if they are just lurking or have totally forgotten about me, can’t blame them though because I have been remiss in updating and posting photos. I think I have posted from time to time that I have been busy with real life (I guess every blogger have their own real life aside from their online life, right?) and truth of the matter is, aside from being busy for various reasons, there came a time that I have lost interest in taking pictures. As if all the energy and enthusiasm I have for photography has left me to the point that there were weeks that I have not used or hold my camera which is very unusual for me. Aside from not having the time and the leisure to traverse and walk the streets of Manila, which I really miss doing, is that I have been trying to explore the beauty of the Philippines and been in constant travel, fun but exhausting.

So, I have been blogging on and off last year for various reasons, sliding from posting everyday then back to nothing at all for months. And I know I kept on saying I’ll be back but can you forgive me for being a lazy cat sometimes? Okay, I’ll admit, one of the big factors why I lost interest in blogging was because of facebook! Yes, I guess most bloggers have been ‘stolen’ by facebook and its addicting games. Yup! The games such as Farmville, yoville, cafĂ© ville and other ville you can think of I’ve played them and I was even hooked on playing poker at Texas Hold ‘Em till the wee hours. Aside from that I didn’t get contented playing online, I have friends who are playing poker in real life and joined them and its really addictive and fun, though no big money is lost here except time, but they say time spent enjoying is not really wasted time. So I have addicted quite like that for a time and I’m glad im done spending my free time and should be sleeping hours playing. I’d like to think that im back into blogging but I don’t want to promise again that I am really back until I keep on posting everyday.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

of dogs

i'm not really fond of dogs, i guess i have posted here several times that i am afraid of dogs but this dog looks really cute, and the barefooted little girl playing with this pup is adorable too.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

lovers at the bay

Lovers at the bay spotted along san miguel by the bay at the Mall of Asia. I am sure that a lot of couples spend their valentine's date at the bay, cheap and romantic awww specially during sunset.

No, this photo was not taken yesterday but during the Canon photomarathon last November where i was a participant, will be posting photos that i have taken on that event in the following days.

Monday, February 14, 2011

i love you

i love you! happy valentines

Sunday, February 13, 2011

hello valentines

 since the love season is in the air, and its just one day away from st. valentine's day ... here's hello kitty and dear daniel wedding for you all :)

so do you already have a date for tomorrow's vday celebration? ;)

ps. photo spotted during one of the many wedding expo held at the CCP

Saturday, February 12, 2011

chicharong bulaklak

 ugh! craving for chicharong bulaklak

Friday, February 11, 2011

manila harbour square

manila harbour square

Thursday, February 10, 2011

star city

Star City circa 2010

PS. was digging through my archive and found old photos i haven't posted here yet. i know an easy way out to show you Manila but i havent got the time yet to walk its streets again.

Photo taken last March 2010.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

i heart sunset

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