Thursday, March 10, 2011

fearing your dreams

"There were two things that prevent us from achieving our dreams: believing them to be impossible or seeing those dreams made possible by some sudden turn of the wheel of fortune, when you least expected it. For at that moment, all our fears suddenly surface: the fear of setting off along a road heading who knows where, the fear of a life full of new challenges, the fear of losing forever everything that is familiar.

People want to change everything and, at the same time want it all to remain the same." ~ Paulo Coelho

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.”

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

san juan nepomuceno church

the San Juan Nepomuceno church in San Juan, Batangas.  i have attended many weddings and funerals masses in this church and according to our grandfathers, this church is already old... built during the Spanish colonial period. even as a kid, i have always love the structure of this old church... thanks to juday and ryan for putting this beautiful church on the map! :D

Monday, March 07, 2011

is the grass greener on the other side?

is the grass greener on the on the other side? hmmm come and walk with me and let's find out! :)

sure looks like the grass is indeed greener on the other side....

oh well... lookie what we have here - a rice field! that's why it's greener! :D

PS. pardon me for making fun at that famous taken at San Juan, Batangas

Saturday, March 05, 2011

camiguin island: katibawasan falls

Katibawasan Falls is one of the treasured gifts nature has blessed the island of Camiguin. The majestic falls is about 250 feet, and the water is so cold but its nice to try the water and dip down for a short swim.

really camiguin island is a treasure island, the island also boast of hot spring (arden hot spring can reach up to 39 degrees celcius) and a cold spring (sto nino cold spring). sorry i dont have a decent picture of ardent spring (meaning the pictures i have are all for parental guidance LOL)  but it is also nice to visit. this is the last of my camiguin series, hoped you liked it.

Friday, March 04, 2011

camiguin island: sunken cemetery

Located in Bonbon, Catarman a huge cross marker has been installed by the Provincial government to mark the community cemetery that sunk during the 1871 volcanic holocaust. Years ago, gravestones were visible during low tide. Now it is considered to be a unique diving site.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

camiguin island: gui-ob old church ruins

One of the tourist attraction in Camiguin Island is the Gui-Ob Old Church ruins. a volcanic eruption in 1871 wiped out the Spanish settlement of Catarman that was established in 1697.

The remains of an Old Spanish church, ruins of adobe walls, belfry and convent are mute witnesses to the wrath of nature. It also allows us a glimpse into the culture of Spanish-era Camiguin.

it was said that the walls of the church were made of corals, and yes it is. take a closer look.

now there is a small chapel that stood inside where the original church use to stand.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

camiguin island: sea urchin

found sea urchin at the waters of white island in camiguin.  i have always thought that we should stay away from sea urchins because they can do a nasty thing with your body if you get stung by it, some even said that you'll get a very high fever should you get into contact with a sea urchin.

what nobody told me is that se urchin is also a delicacy... yeah as in food, something that you eat....
apparently this is normal in this part of the island... fresh sea urchin harvested in the rich sea bed and sold by the locals for 10 pesos only.  whack it into half and put vinegar and that's eat. eaten raw and fresh... i didnt tried it though

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

camiguin island: mount hibok-hibok

Mount Hibok-Hibok (also known as Catarman) is a stratovolcano on Camiguin Island. It is one of the active volcanoes in the country and part of the Pacific ring of fire. It has six hot springs (Ardent Spring, Tangob, Bugong, Tagdo, Naasag and Kiyab), three craters (Kanangkaan Crater, site of the 1948 eruption; Itum Crater, site of 1949 eruption, and Ilihan Crater, site of 1950 eruption). Adjacent to Mt. Vulcan.

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