Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Baler Capsized Boat Experience

I planned on not blogging about this frightening experience in Baler primarily because I don’t want to freak-out my mom who lives very away from me. But how can you not write about something which has nearly taken the lives of seven fun-loving individuals – the Survivor Seven as we call ourselves.

I have been to Baler late last year and having been bitten by its natural beauty, I found myself going there again and this time with a group of friends all from Nueva Ecija. We took the earliest van ride from Cabanatuan to Baler (fare is Php200 each).

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Count your BLESSINGS and not your LOSSES. Just THANKFUL to be ALIVE.
This is not GOODBYE but just SO LONG!!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Singapore - By The Urban River

The Singapore river is a small river with huge historical importance. This 11,000 meter long river lies in the central region of the island and empties out in Marina Bay. Today, the River and its vicinity is home to a blend of historical, tourist and commercial structures such as shophouses, bridges, shrines, skyscrapers and of course, the Merlion.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Singapore's Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

Right in the heart of Chinatown lies a relatively new Buddhist Temple that houses a Buddha Tooth Relic. Officially opened on May, 2007, the temple-museum has since became the symbol of faith for the Chinese-dominated Singapore.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Photo Featured : Reader's Digest Unseen Asia

This is a pleasant surprise. Due to the insistent prodding of my office mate who is a Reader's Digest subscriber for years, I have sent one of my favorite shots to Reader's Digest Photo Contest for Unseen Asia. That was in October last year and I got an e-mail a few days after from the magazine staff that the photo I have submitted was being considered for publication. That was it. I totally forgot about the contest until a facebook friend today wrote on my wall that he saw my Benguet landscape shot in the April 2010 edition of Reader's Digest. I hurriedly checked Reader's Digest Website and to my surprise, my photo of the Hanging House in Ifugao won the Unseen Asia Photo Contest for April.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Imperial Cheng Ho Harbour Cruise

We arrived at Singapore on a late afternoon and after checking-in at our hotel, we hurriedly proceed to the Harbour Front Center for our dinner-cruise at Imperial Cheng Ho Harbour Cruise, our first activity in this 3-day Singapore tour.