Sunday, August 31, 2014

Selfie Sunday : Mark of Kurtzky


As the popular song goes "The snow glows white on the mountain tonight, not a footprint to be seen.A kingdom of isolation and it looks like I'm the queen." Err, make it a "king", for whenever he travels, Mark Rodel dela Rosa, or simply Mark, feels like he is king of the world.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Foodstagram Friday : Bacolod's Chicken Inasal

Philippine's Best Grilled Chicken
Chicken inasal is probably the most popular dish from the City of Smiles, Bacolod. Unlike the common barbecue or grilled chicken that uses soy sauce (toyo), this specialty uses different ingredients for its marinade and basting sauce that create that sought-after unique flavor. The smoked flavor added by cooking the chicken on a hot charcoal grill imbibes the marinade and makes the dish tastier. Chicken Inasal is also distinct for its yellowish color brought about by the application of achuete or annatto oil. Served with steamed rice and a dipping sauce made up of vinegar, calamansi, sot sauce and siling labuyo, aaah this dish is heaven.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Pampanga : The Lahar-Sunken Church of Bacolor

San Guillermo Parish Church

San Guillermo Parish Church is one of the more popular church in the Philippines, thanks largely to Santino of May Bukas Pa Show. Only half of the original facade of the church can be seen today due to the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991 which half-buried the church. 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Selfie Sunday : Arnie of The Kid Wanderer

Arnie at the Summit of Mount Maculot


Arnie aka The Kid Wanderer started documenting his travels in August 2012 after getting lots of inspirations from other travel bloggers. He went to several places in the Philippines and started climbing mountains around Luzon. And for him, the best way to share all the experience is through blogging like what other bloggers do. Although most of the places he has visited has been already "blogged", it is his personal experiences that make his posts different from others.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Foodstagram Friday : Bitter


What does bitter taste like? Nothing definitive but it leaves a sharp, pungent taste in your tongue. Of course, if you imagine taking that bitter taste on your tongue and turning it into an emotion, you've got another meaning of bitter: a resentful, angry feeling. And defined colloquially, a bitter person is one who is envious of the success of others that even though he says good things to that person, his body language dictates otherwise.

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Siem Reap : Floating Villages in Tonle Sap Lake

Mecca of Travelers

Wandering in a place not too familiar is always a fascination, so when someone asked me to go with them in a village within a lake, I unhesitantly said yes. It was a good fifty minute bus ride from the Town Proper of Siem Reap to a mini terminal where boats leading to Tonle Sap Lake are docked.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Selfie Sunday : Allan of Lantaw, Philippine Outdoor and Travel Photos

He is no Pacquiao but he can land the Big Punch


I was staring at his landscape shot of Mount Pulag framed on the wall of my room while I am thinking of the best possible way to introduce this popular travel-photo blogger but I can't seem to find the appropriate adjectives to start.


To the rescue is one of the best lines that stuck to me the night before when my group of travel-blogging friends (him included) watched Martin Sheen's The Way. On the way to the airport, there was an argument between the character played by Martin Sheen and his son wherein Martin told his son of the life he chose to live. Disagreeing about his father's choice, the son said "You don't choose a life... You live one!"
 

Friday, August 01, 2014

Foodstagram Friday : Mila's Tokwa't Baboy

Angeles City's Best Kept Secret is Out

Tokwa't Baboy might be their standard bearer but their Sisig is one of the city's best. Add-in their very own paco salad and tocino barbeque and you have one of the best gastronomical smorgasbord Angeles City has to offer.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Siem Reap : The Intricate Carvings of Banteay Srei

Awesome Bas Relief of Banteay Srei
"Bantãy Srĕi" means Citadel of Women or Citadel of Beauty. It is the modern name of a 10th-century Khmer temple originally called "Tribhuvanamaheśvara" or Great Lord of the Threefold World, an appellation of the god Siva. Banteay Srei is known for the intricacy of its bas relief carvings that historians says could only be done by gentlest of woman's touch.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Selfie Sunday : Abby of Tara Gumala

Abby in Winter Wonderland - Genting Highlands

All the world is a stage and it's becoming to be a playground for wanderlusts old and new. And a new kid on Travel Blogging Block is slowly making her presence felt in the travel blogosphere. Meet Abby, a registered social worker by weekdays and an insatiable traveler by weekends.