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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

travelling biac na bato birthday roadtrip

Last Saturday the 22nd, April, we were invited by Allan Martinez  a heritage
advocate, art lover, photographer, and a very good son. I met his parents,
amazing family, very humble antique collector and philatelist. 
we all had an exciting day that afternoon, and here is my story.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Novuhair encourages you to understand your hair

Other than your face, your hair is one of the first thing that other people 
notices, this very reason is why most people take extra effort in caring for 
their mane, but are you doing enough?

A hair salon is one of the usual places that a person would go to whenever 
they need to have their hair fixed, this is typical if you just need a relief from 
a bad hair day or to mend your split ends. What if your hair needs a more 
extensive solution such as for your hair loss?


To give us much more reason to be carefree, we must be confident 
on how we look and feel. Take time to take care of your appearance
 and take extra attention to your hair. Hair is considered as our 
crowning glory, hence, it is pertinent that we start with it. 

Here are a few tips in maintaining a healthy hair.


Channeling your beauty to radiate doesn’t come overnight, your skin requires
pampering and care of a professional center that understands your needs. A
center that provides all your skin pampering necessities has now come into full
bloom as it introduces its new look and logo.

novuhair salutes women

In celebration of International Women’s Month this March, Nutramedica Inc.,
encourages women to speak their mind and know their rights.
Be it in society or otherwise, women have excelled over the years, creating a
sense of socio-equality that every female across the globe shall be proud of.

This years’ theme is “Be bold for change”, a very subjective manner of
approach to the present era where women are called to lead and influence.
Novuhair calls for the same thrust.
Novuhair empowers the female population by improving their appearance thru
self-help ideas on social media. Channeling their self-esteem and confidence
to exude.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Good Friday Procession 2017

One thing I miss about living near the church the way you really feel part of the
community's Lenten activities.

Take the traditional "Pabasa ng Pasyon", for ex.  When I used to live in Grace Park
a few houses away from Grace church, there was no forgetting that Holy Week was
upon us, because the "Pabasa" almost literally became the soundtrack of the days
leading up to Good Friday.

visita iglesia 2017

I missed the #chinoylife Binondo-San Nicholas tour  for this, woke up and travelled
as early as 330am to Camp Aguinaldo Grandstand which is the meeting place for the
April 13, visita Iglesia 2017 which is a lenten tradition done by the Catholic faithful
to meditate on the passion of Christ.

yesterday was my very first time to attend and participate. I was invited by a friend
who is also a member of CBCP. traditional this is done before Good Friday.
Churches in Manila are plenty, one of the many reasons why I choose to join this,
and yes, its my first time.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

angat, bustos, garay in a day

Saturday morning has always been reserved for out of town travels, appreciating
nature, heritage, greeneries, and the great outdoors. today we will do just that.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

a day at Villa Elma

yesterday morning I woke up early again because Saturday is always nature 
appreciation day  for me. we went out early and met up at QC City hall, to visit 
the town of Mayor Oli Dator, this town aside from the famous Pahiyas Festival 
and popular local longanisa. this town is a place where you can visit to see the 
wonders that Mother Nature has to offer. here theres one nature park located in
private 10 hectare land  A.Mabini, Lucban Quezon.

caudiciforms a cactus seminar

this morning I went to the Gancayco Hall to attend the monthly CCSPI meeting
and seminar.this time its a talk about Caudiciforms, a very interesting topic.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

AHP pampanga tour

Last Saturday I joined the AHP Pampanga heritage tour of Ancestral Houses of the
Philippines group. A long day of exploring different tourist spots and attractions in 
Sta Ana it started with a short ride via the super Nissan urvan of Roy Vincent Santiago 
which just took a quick 1 hour trip via NLEX even if we are late the ride was still 
smooth and with the summer heat soaring you cant go wrong with an urvan! 
Steeped in history and blessed with natural and man-made scenery, this town offers 
several sightseeing options for travellers, has always enjoyed the title, 
“Culinary Center of the Philippines, so for last Saturday's weekened the LOVERBOY
goes with fellow history and ancestral house lovers for another episode of time travel, 
come and join me, as I visit Pampanga for the 3rd time. 

Monday, March 13, 2017

Sariaya Quezon heritage tour birthday roadtrip

I was told to reserve the day, March 11, my barkada's birthday charity tour to
Quezon, and I woke up early at 2:00am Roy dropped by and picked me up
and off to Sariaya we go. this small town in is located between Mt. Banahaw 
and Tayabas Bay, thus offering visitors hiking and beach adventures.  Yet it is 
at the center of this bustling municipality where one finds its most delicate treasures.
my favorite... old houses, heritage town. so today, the LOVERBOY talks about 
his adventure to this quiet town called Sariaya.
photo credits Allan P. Martinez
yesterday, (March 11)birthday celebrant Jenny and Ann my long time travel 
buddies are united again.  Jen is very involved in celebrating life! we love traveling 
because after each joirney we always come back with less spiderweb in my mind. 
we emptied our mind of all clutter upon departure, and fill it with many happy memories 
upon arrival. because life is to be focused on the present.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

visiting Cavite, my first ahp tour

photo credits: Tito Encarnacion

last Saturday, I invited my friend to join one of the monthly tours
of AHP (Advocates of Heritage Preservation) just 30 kilometers
south of Manila, its a day of rich history and culture, we went to
Cavite , the smallest province in CALABARZON but has one of
the biggest History stories to tell. if you go to Cavite, you can go
to a gourmet farm tour, a history walk , seeing / visiting heritage
houses or a day at the beach. this time we choose to visit old houses.

Monday, February 27, 2017

the love month carshow uccp

 UCCP CLUBFEST  project titled " THE ❤ MONTH "
In partnership with MVP KIA ARANETA bought us last
Friday Feb 24, another  successful  event -
a Grand EB and Auto show for a cause which happened.
Araneta Parking south the beneficiary is  LITRO Babies Phils Inc
or  LIver TRansplant Operation.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Pililia windmill farm

why go as far as Ilocos  if there is one in Rizal? and it is the same company which
operates the Bangui Ilocos Norte windmills. but this is much bigger compared to
the ones in Ilocos! Overlooking the beautiful plains of Tanay on one side &
Laguna on the other. a very good view of Laguna de Bay. promise!

my Tanay Rizal tour experience

Rizal is known for many things, one if for its natural attractions, and the other?
are the many highland resort and places to visit for that romantic date
away from the crowded traffic and the malls. its a weekend getaway for riders ,
carclubs, and for most city dwellers

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Caloocan day celebration

Yesterday , Caloocan City celebrated its 55th Cityhood Anniversary on 
Feb. 16, a non-working holiday here in the City. 
According to Republic Act 7550 which states that February 16 of every year 
shall be a special nonworking holiday in Caloocan City and that the city 
government and people therein are urged to celebrate the  occasion with fitting 
ceremonies, activities and programs that are beneficial to all concerned.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

people's lodge and restaurant

During my visit to Banaue, we had lunch at People’s Lodge and Restaurant .
I'm the type that is not picky when it comes to food.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Valentines day and flowers

photo credits : joyjoy
In the 1970s,  flower sellers set up shops in a residential area beside a bus 
terminal called Dangwa Tranco in Sampaloc,&  forty years after the opening 
of the first Dangwa Flower Market, business is always in bloom.

Banaue Rice Terraces experience

yesterday, after the Mobilo EB, we went straight to the
magic travel van of LAKAD PAMANA, with no sleep and with
no time to bring my travel bags, armed with nothing but
my passion for travel, we head up to the north...

I cant believe I missed the hot air balloon fiesta for this! but
soon, I found out that this day tour its all worth my time.
yes, day tour..
so for the lovers? want to treat your special significant other to a 
unique place and not the usual malls and classy restaurant?

Thursday, February 9, 2017

the UCCP kissing booth

Now that we are barely days away from Valentines Day... its time to
plan early how we could set a date with that special someone important
to us.. but what if you are single and ready to mingle?
then this activity is for you!
Thanks to our home court Araneta Parking Garage south and
CHARITY EVENT! for a cause. this time, the beneficiary is
LITRO Babies Phils Inc - LIver TRansplant Operation.
poster pic credits UCCP

Sunday, February 5, 2017

abe's farm a valentines getaway

I missed the HORTIKULTURA 2016 plant and garden show , I missed the seminars
of QCMC, I missed the MPH car show , because I cant drive myself going there. with
a calf strain I got from a bad fall 2 days ago, I got no choice but to miss my usual Sat-Sun

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Let there be light.

If you’re someone who is out and about on the road quite often, you will notice
that when driving on provincial highway at 60kph and up,  we experience
some difficulty with our vision, but it really is our headlights. not our eyes.
last week  I met a friend from Manila Auto Club and I  was convinced by
the post of another friend from VitaraClub (Gerom Aquino) and his post
convinced me to get one from Jhun. it so happens that there was a LaSalle
Carshow organized by Allandry Tan, (LASALLIAN LEAQUE 2K17)so I
dropped by and met new friends (Jeff of Alton Car repair, Mike of Denso)
who helped me install my KS70. SRP Php 5500.00 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

my Taal Batangas trip

Imagine leaving the crowded malls, the market of monumento circle, and
watching missUniverse then allowing yourself to travel back in time to
something like 300 years ago.After a very short land travel.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Celebrating Chinese new year 2017

Growing up I celebrated all Western holidays, with Chinese New Year never
even crossing my mind. In all honesty, I can’t even remember at what point I
learned of its existence; however, I will always remember my first year
celebrating it that was in the year 2014 when I started to get active with
heritage conservation activities.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

WALKWITHCHAN:Special Chinese new yr tour

yes, the LOVERBOY is a pure Chinese.
this Chinese New Year 2017 falls on Saturday, January 28th, 2017,
with new yrs eve on a friday.(January 27 – February 2, 2017)

While we are on topic, there will be a walking tour by Lawrence Chan
this coming Saturday, Jan 28..

Date: Jan 28, 2017
Assemble at Plaza Santa Cruz fountain area before 7am
Time: 6:45 to 7:10am
Fee: 1900.00
on the spot payment rate is 2200.00

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

my cactus experience

Growing cactus is addicting due to their appearances and flowers.
the day you discover how many species & varieties a cactus family have,
its the day you will become addicted to those pricky plants and for sure,
I know you’ll want more! you will acquire more specimens on your own
garden. either by buying , exchanging or in my case, (asking for samples)
from friends, I started with just 2 cacti acquired during my first CNS
seminar 2 yrs ago by Lino Rom, now my collection has grown to about
30+  give or take.

Monday, January 23, 2017

my antipolo trip : what to do in Antipolo

In  1579, Franciscan missionaries Christianize the Dumagats natives in what is
now known as Antipolo. whose name originated from a Tipolo tree which are

very abundant back in those days. at that time, the virgin forest of Antipolo
covered most of its mountain ranges with various tropical trees and wild life.
many springs supports several waterfalls, the most popular of which is the
Hinulugan Taktak. it was declared a national historical shrine under republic Act 6964

Friday, January 20, 2017

minasa festival 2017

A few days ago , I was informed by my friend, walk with Chan founder, Lawrence 
that there will be an occular inspection in the town of Baliwag, so I immediately signed in
I know this will be another day of experience and learning. a new set of
friends, and new knowledge learned this is my bustos Minasa story.

discovering baliwag

a few days ago , I was informed by my friend, walk with Chan founder, Lawrence 
that there will be an occular inspection in the town of Baliwag, and its strictly for
bloggers only, so I was reminded not to bring any plus one.
with this instruction, I did not bring my travel companion this time.
I know this will be another day of experience and learning. a new set of
friends, so I signed up.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Translacion Nazareno

The long holiday season in the country ends today with the observance of the feast of
the Three Kings. the joyous season end officially tomorrow, January 9.
known as the Epiphany (“vision of God”) the feast of Three Kings commemorates
the manifestation of the Infant Jesus to the Three Wise Men from the East:
Melchor, Gaspar, and Balatazar.

In Manila, three men dressed as the 3 Kings ride around on horseback distributing
candies to children.

 Tomorow, Monday, marks the 411th feast of the black Nazarene. around 24k
devotees are expected to join...
Traslacion is  a practices emanating  from people. devotees, it's their way of making
sense of their religious tradition, its an effect of a devotion, a "panata" or vow.