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Monday, October 9, 2017

Chinese cemetery revisited

Nov 1 is 2 wks away, and I know I will be absent and wont get the chance to
visit my maternal grand parents as cars wont be allowed inside.
and I might not be able to make it in time for Rence Chan's Spooktacular  tour.
so I was very lucky to be invited by my friend Rache to take a peek inside.
this time, to the R. Papa side. where the old tombs of the old Rich, and wealthy
businessmen's ancestors are located.... facing Rizal Ave.

Friday, October 6, 2017

car club culture: Parking boys

In the early days, Transportation in the Philippines is relatively underdeveloped,
partly due to the country's mountainous areas and scattered islands, and because
of the government's persistent under investment in the nation's infrastructure.
the first car association, the Philippine motor Association was established in
1931, which always campaigned for road safety.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

mooncake festival celebration 2017

I looked forward to this day with eagerness as I had been longing for the nightmare
of this stressful month of September to end as quickly as it started.
the mid autumn festival dice game (Pua Tiong Chiu) is a special time of year when
beauty, entertainment, happiness, and the values of our Chinese culture are combined.
In my experience at the Moon festival,( no , its the mid autumn festival) held in
13 ubay st. in Retiro QC just last Sunday the 1st day of October,
I saw all that and much more.

Sunday, October 1, 2017


image by: Tito Encarnacion 
I missed the last AHP  tour, because of a big problem last month ,
after a long while of missing my friends, I decided its time to relax
and release myself from a major stress that happened a month ago.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

messanger vs iOS 11

when my friends complained of having problems using their
messanger app after the iOS update...
I Researched some solutions... hope this helps

Friday, September 15, 2017

moon cake mid autumn festival

The joyous clang of dice colliding with big bowls can often be heard around 
the end of this month....enjoying the dice game or bo bing.(phua pia)

Bo Bing is a traditional gambling game involving six dice, a round bowl and of 
course moon cakes. Its origins can be traced back to the great general Zheng 
Chenggong. The game was created as a way to occupy his troops as they 
waited during the mid-autumn festival before retaking Taiwan from foreign 

My most unforgettable Ghost month

I have been offline for a while, a good 2 wks. its not because am busy
with tours and travel but something not so good happened... this ghost month
I have been taking care of dad since last year when he has difficulty walking
because of his peripheral vascular decease. and an injury in his L1  and L2.

Saturday, August 19, 2017


Its every collector's paradise happening next wekk! with Over a hundred and 50
 (150) collectors from different toy groups around the Philippines, vintage toys,
bnew toys everything! under one hall and it happens this Aug 25-27, a 3 day event.
for the first time in history. and it is called SWAP MEET. whererin collectors, toy
lovers are there in one venue. buying and selling their collections, Get together
and bond together!

Thursday, August 17, 2017


The second edition of History Con in Manila as they say, was bigger, better, & bolder
than ever it coincides with the 10th anniversary of History in Asia. it is a convention
gathering all your favorite stars from History Asia Channel under one roof this event
 was as usual, people came in from different cities, history lovers, fans of TV their
favorite TV shows.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017


The biggest entertainment convention is back! coming tomorow Aug 10-13, a 4 day
event History Con returns to the Philippines, for the 2nd time, from the just concluded
Malaysia event,  Get ready to watch the best of HISTORY come to life!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Liebster Award – I’ve Been Nominated!

Hello friends. I’ve been nominated for a blogging award (for the first time) which
is quite popular in the blog world. The Liebster Award is one that recognizes and
discovers new bloggers. (like you and me)I’ve been nominated by the beautiful
blogger Naye Aaron Lubaton  whose blog you can find right here! The aim of this post
in particular is to let you learn a little bit more about me, THE LOVERBOY..
and to find out more about  the bloggers who I have nominated.

Ghost month once again

Its the first week of  August, and I haven't traveled much last few weeks
in a few more weeks ....its not because of the upcoming Month of Ghost.
August 22-Sept 19, which  in traditional Chinese practice, is not an auspicious
time to start a new business or make a new investment or join a new venture.
its also the month to avoid getting married (hahaha) or celebrating birthdays at night.
(weird eh? ) It is said that birthdays shouldn't  be celebrated at all!  also not a good
time to move to a new residence.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

the 3 day toycon , what you and I may have missed

I still cant believe it
I missed the 3 day toycon last June 30!
The line was around the block as early as 9am.....
when this year TOYCON opened doors on its 2nd yr in SMX, and at 3 p.m. the line still
stretched around the block. well, thats what they told me, yeah, the staffs, I got 3 of them
this yr. Vhie, April and Almarie, The convention hit capacity within moments of opening, 
and  newcomers had to wait for people to exit before they could go in. thats what 
I missed. the traffic of cars,and people falling in line just to get a glimpse of Liza, our Darna.. 
this yr's POPLIFE FAN-Xperience.....

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Las Casas Staycation birthday treat

With a grand Baguio and Sinagtala tour as birthday treat for the past 2 weeks
the next trip for this week before my birthday should be unique, I was told, 
since I love heritage houses, this is the perfect treat.
we head a little north 2 hrs away from Manila to a land nestled in the waters 
of the South China Sea and Manila Bay, the breathtaking Bataan. 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Sinagtala -an advance birthday celebration

this blog is.... a lil too late, sorry. last June 17, I thought its going to be a regular
working routine for me at my computer shop, because its already late and I
have an injured finger, and so I thought of staying at the shop. but I got a
message with the word "sinagtala", made a google search, then I replied.
I'm IN. even with an injured finger hahaha. so this is my story.

last Saturday is part 2 of my barkada's birthday treat to me. she told me of
a place that her rider friends mentioned. a breathtaking place found in Orani,
Bataan at Brgy. Tala which is located on the slopes on Mt. Natib.
a place called SINAGTALA

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

baguio city - an advance birthday celebration

This will be a long long 3 part series blog that not only narrates my travel but also
tells my story of how exciting 2017 has been for me. I was treated by my pretty
photog and barkada for a rare 3 part birthday celebration no amount of money
can match. here is the first part. my trip to the north again, to Baguio and beyond.

Monday, May 29, 2017

lubao bamboo hub

last Saturday afternoon we went to Pampanga, this time to look for 
another place a different kind of moment with nature, this time I was
informed that we are going to be in the company of bamboos lots of it.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

anawangin capones nagsasa island hoping

our day started by travelling a little too early at 2am. travelling North to Zambales,
and I was told that today, will be my first time to hit the beach after 2 years
the last time was with Jen somewhere in batangas.

Monday, May 22, 2017

my gumaca experience

last week we were invited by Allan to visit their town,  a rich fishing ground and
the home of various living corals. a town near a bay near a buluarte with
gray sand, rocks and living corals., a town where coconut trees is all around
and mountains untouched and protected by a very strong group of people that
are living just around the area.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

the puzzle mansion experience

have a look at 1028 puzzles ranging from different sizes, number
of puzzle pieces and dimensions! all in one place! 2 floors!
this is PUZZLE MANSION and this is my story.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

a day at Prado farms

Have you ever seen a gate made-up of old LPG tanks? if not. you havent heared of
#PRADOFARMS, waze bought us there, and told us that its located in Brgy. Prado
Siongco, Lubao, barely an hour from Balintawak,

Sunday, April 30, 2017

mount purro camp explore daytrip

Thinking of spending our Sunday afternoon there to relax.
yes, its a long vacation because of the ASEAN summit, it feels like
lenten holiday, from Friday to Monday(labor day) reality comes
on May 2.
After our event at Kasa Boix Quiapo we were supposed to go
straight home, then we thought... lets go to the highlands!
and so our trip starts...

while having lunch, we were clueless of where to spend the afternoon
Jen  searched from Waze and the result returns:  Camp Explore.

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.