4.16.2014

Tatlong Pulo, Jordan Guimaras

After we hiked the Balaan Bukid trail, we asked the motorcycle driver if he can take us to Tatlong Pulo in Sinapsapan. At first, we told us that we may not be accommodated since we didn’t place our reservation but considering that we haven’t been to the beach in a long time and we are so eager to visit this place we (and most of our friends) haven’t been to before, we insisted that we go and try our luck.


Talong Pulo is located in Brgy. Sinapsapan in Jordan Guimaras. Since commuting can be challenging in far-flung areas, we decided to hire the motorcycle to take us there and fetch us in the afternoon after we’re done swimming. It took us around an hour to reach the drop off point from Balaan Bukid. It was a long and bumpy ride, I tell you. After passing by Guimaras Provincial Capitol, the roads became narrower and the cemented road replaced with rocky ones. The winding brown road seems to go on and on until we reached the point where it is no longer friendly for the motorcycle to continue. Our driver is supposed to just drop us there but thinking of the distance and how rough the road is, he decided to stay with us and guide us.

Trail going to Tatlong Pulo

4.13.2014

Balaan Bukid Shrine, Guimaras

If it is a holiday and the weather is fine, scorching even… what ones gotta do?

The bf and I went to Balaan Bukid last Wednesday, April 9, a regular holiday in the Philippines to commemorate the fall of Bataan during WW II. A few minutes away from Jordan Wharf, the Balaan Bukid (Sacred Mountain) is located in Balcon Meliza, Jordan Guimaras. It was discovered by an Italian priest in 1956 and is now managed by the Parish of St. John the Baptist. Devout Catholics flock to this place and endure hiking through the rocky trail for a pilgrimage on the 14 stations of Jesus Crucifixion.

One of the 14 stations located along the trail.
Shaded part of the trail.

4.09.2014

Kang Byeon Riverside Restaurant at Times Square

Though I consider myself a foodie, there are some cuisine and restaurants in the city I haven’t tried yet. Yes, I haven’t been to a Korean restaurant before though there exists a few near me. I am more on Italian cuisine (pizza and pasta monster here!) and of course our very own Filipino cuisine.

When the guy said that we try Korean restaurant this time, I immediately agreed because I am curious about their dishes and how everything works the Korean way. Of all the Korean restaurants in the city, we chose Kang Byeon Riverside Restaurant located at Times Square (in front of University of San Agustin) since it is easily accessible.


4.06.2014

Classic Savory at Robinsons Mall Iloilo

Classic Savory opened in Iloilo many months ago but we get to eat there just last week. We often neglected the said restaurant because we believed that it is just one of those chains serving “normal-tasting” grilled or roasted chicken. But a friend tipped the guy that their chicken is the bomb so we decided to finally eat there.

Classic Savory Chicken Half (Php 195)
I wanted to order mixed seafood broccoli since I am trying to avoid chicken dishes due to my pimple flare up but the guy said that it would be a waste to eat there without eating the specialty of the house so I agreed that we order chicken but I promised that I will only eat just a small slice. Do you think I was able to keep my promise? No, absolutely not! After eating one slice, my taste bud loved the feeling it got thus forcing me to eat more… and more. Their chicken is one of the best chickens I have tasted here in Iloilo - juicy, tasty and soft. If only I don’t get undesirable reactions after eating chicken, I’d definitely order it each time we eat there.

4.02.2014

Review: VO5 Herbal Escapes Balancing Shampoo

I didn’t have plan of buying this but while window-shopping at Bi Store Big Discounts, I learned that they are so affordable so I decided to get a bottle. Choosing which one to get can be challenging as their are lots of variants and scent available and besides, I haven’t read a single review of this shampoo so purchasing one is a bit of gamble. Anyway, there is nothing to lose in case this doesn’t work for me as I can always turn it over to my mother or my cousin. :D

What I got is the balancing variant. After approximately a month of almost daily use, here is my verdict:

Product Description: The sublime delights of chamomile and the bold, provocative presence of fresh raspberry in this balancing shampoo for beautiful hair are fantastic for cleansing and clarifying. Your lush locks will thank you.

3.30.2014

March Finds

The month is coming to an end again and unfortunately, I wasn’t able to reach the minimum number of blog posts I set for myself. Actually, it’s the first time since I started to set the goal but well... I have no choice. I have been busy with my extra work and my Iloilo wedding blog that I rarely have time to think and organize ideas for this blog.

Anyway, going back to the original purpose of this post, like in the previous months, I didn’t get much this month as I am still on my acne treatment and I do not want to hinder my treatment by trying other products along with my medication. Here are my finds for the month of March:

3.19.2014

Summer Activities for Bloggers

Summer is here! This time of the year is, without a doubt, one of the most exciting times for students because summer means no assignments, no waking up early, no pressure to pass the exam and so on. Summertime is vacation and relaxation time for them unless of course they are required to take summer classes for some reasons.

Unfortunately to a full time employee who happens to be a blogger at night, summer is like any other day. The daily grind continues but with a bit less traffic since there are less people hurrying to get to their destinations.

While we cannot freely take weeklong vacations, there are ways to make summer fun for busy-buddies like me.

Weekend getaway. To a full time office employee who works 8 hours a day, five times a week, a weekend getaway is never impossible. An overnight in a resort in another town or island is not impossible. Not only you will enjoy your moment with nature but you will also have potential content for your blog. People nowadays turn to internet for information on almost everything so someone will definitely find your post helpful. Just remember to take lots of blog-worthy pictures (which I sometimes forgot to do especially if I am enjoying the place) and be as detailed as possible with your information such as the resort’s amenities, activities best done there, food and how to get to the place. You can also include their contact information to make things easy for future guests. I’m sure the resort management will thank you for it. Who knows, the next time you visit, they might give you discount.

3.16.2014

Review: 26 Dazzling Colors Eyeshadow Makeup Palette

A month and a half after I received this 10-piece blush from www.tmart.com, I got another item and this one is the 26 dazzling colors eyeshadow. Actually, the two items were sent just a few days apart but the latter took more than a month to arrive while the blush  took 10 days only. Philpost problems I guess… :D

Product Description:
A good eye makeup is a perfect finishing touch to highlight your beauty. Now this 26 Dazzling Colors Eyeshadow Makeup Palette is highly recommended for you for its high quality and reasonable price. Adopting first-class ingredients, it is reliable and safe enough that can be used for a long time. It will help to make a charming and long-lasting eye make-up effect. Be vigorous and confident from this excellent eyeshadow makeup palette!

Review

Packaging and Appeal. There is nothing extraordinary about the packaging of this palette. It is similar to the first palette they sent me, plain black and doesn’t even have a label as to the brand name, line, etc.

The 26-color palette is a combination of various shades of pink and a few neutral. Some colors have shimmer while the others are matte. I love that there are lots of shades to choose from in one palette alone.


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