Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Pangako sayo 2015

I stupidly clicked on the you tube link for this pilot episode and now I am hooked.

 I did not follow the first one so many years ago. This new adaptation is quite good. I really like the cinematography. I also really like that they show a lot of Filipino culture. That's really a nice touch. Good way to educate the masses about the beauty of the Philippines. They can add even more "educational stuff" in my opinion to combat the ignoranization of the Filipino people because of watching too much dumb soap operas. I am hooked and I am doomed because I don't have TFC. Now, I am reduced to scouring the internet for bad quality video feeds. Update: It's possible to subscribe to TFC online for 12 chf per month.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Fruits in season

Papaya, banana, ,mangoes, melon

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Beautiful Ghent, Belgium

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Kanin Club, Paseo de Sta Rosa

I was excited to try Kanin Club because of their crispy dinuguan. My Swiss husband absolutely adores it. When we are in the Philippines, he likes to eat dinuguan everyday.
We ordered so many things, it's impossible to get a full shot of the food on our table. I have to say that I was a little disappointed in the crispy dinuguan. It would be better if there are meat pieces inside and not pure chicharon. Nakakaumay. I like everything else though, especially the turon.
Kanin Club Sta. Rosa. Paseo De Sta.Rosa Santa Rosa, Laguna Laguna Philippines (049) 544-0332

Monday, May 4, 2015

Puerto Galera

Puerto Galera is a good option if you are around Manila and want to go to the beach quickly and cheaply. Just drive/take a bus to Batangas City, take a ferry to Puerto Galera or Sabang and then you are in a nice beach. As I mentioned in my previous post I prefer Talipanan Beach to any other beach in Puerto Galera. In Talipanan, there is a nice beach without the ear shattering karaoke singing in White Beach. Sabang doesn't have nice beaches. We stayed in Bamboo House this time. The rooms are native. I prefer this to the ugly concrete rooms without character in other resorts.
Rooms at Bamboo House
These are the newer rooms with seaview.
Bamboo House

Bamboo House

This is the beach in front of Luca's, a very good Italian restaurant. Unfortunately, the view of the beach is cut because the owners of El Canonero built their beach bar in the middle of the beach. It's really quite an eye sore.
Beach in front of Luca's, Talipanan, Puerto Galera

If you get bored in Talipanan, you can always take a tricycle to White Beach.
White Beach, Puerto Galera

If you want to go diving, dive operators in White Beach can pick you up in Talipanan.