Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Daddy's 34th Bday: Bulacan and Tanay Adventure

Every year, we celebrate his birthday with inuman and just some food at the house. But this time, we make it a little different. A two-day celebration on a separate location, this time with adventure.

We welcome his birthday camping at a friends farm in Norzagaray Bulacan, of course with a little inuman pa din until about 4am. We arrived at the farm about 11pm. We immediately set up the tent and started the session :) . We took some sleeps until 8am and head to the nearby talipapa to buy some foods for lunch to bring at Bakas River.
Bakas River Norzagaray, Bulacan

It only took us about 20minutes tricycle ride from the farm to Bakas River. When we arrived, the water was very calm. And as we are having our lunch, the water immediately went up and flows very fast. My friend said that the Angat dam released water. It was really not safe to swim there because of it. Although there were signage that it is prohibited to go swimming there are still some young kids age 10-15 who are swimming there.

Because it was about to rain, we left the river at around 4pm, took bath right after we arrive the farm and left at around 6pm.

The next day, July 2, we went to Tanay Rizal, to climb Mt. Nagpatong and Tung-tong Falls in Tanay Rizal. We meet my PUPMountaineers family together with their spouses as well, 4:30am at Araneta Center in Cubao. Stop over to buy some food at Cogeo Market for breakfast, then head on to Brgy. Hall of Cayumbay. Please prepare to pay the following:

Registration - P100
Guide Fee - P750 ratio 1:5 for Twin Hike
Trek to Mt. Nagpatong

Sample IT
4:30am - meet up Araneta Center Cubao
5:30am - ETA Brgy. Cayumbay Information Center
7:00am - Jumpoff
7:30am - Assault
9:30am - ETA Kubo/Viewdeck/Picture taking
11:00am - Lunch
11:30am - Descend
1:30pm - ETA Brgy. Cayumbay Information Center to Tungtong Falls
2:00pm - Head to Tungtong Falls
3:00pm - ETA Tungtong Falls
4:30pm - Resume Trek
5:30pm - ETA Brgy. Hall/Tidy up
6:30pm - ETD Brgy Hall
8:30pm - ETA Cubao

Monday, June 12, 2017

My Little Chef

Quiero ser Chef
Days gone so fast... my baby is now a little lady..

She graduated with Outstanding Pupil Award (2nd Honor) and according to her, she wanted to become a chef when she grows up. Mommy will always be proud of you baby no matter what, I will be your number one fan.

Welcome to the big school..I know you'll do great there.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Pulong Pasig, Calauag Quezon

Temptation Island pose with Ate Nicole
Since Calauag is our nearby town in the province, and where the famous Pulong Pasig is, we never let ourselves be the last to visit it.

The sandbar is really long, however, there are people who really give a damn care to the place. They left an empty pack of chips on the sandbar! Ughh! There are people wants to visit a super nice place but can manage leave the place clean.

The island has no restroom and fresh water for you to wash, so if you plan to stay there overnight, prepare yourself to sleep without washing your body. Just bring a lot of wipes so you could at least feel fresh.

We went there in grouped so we saved a lot with our boat fee. Here is the list of our expenses:

Gas - 1,600 (unleaded, one way) Cubao - Calauag
Toll - (one way) SLEX - 214
       - (one way) Star - 25 + 53
Boat - 5,000 (two way, good for 20 pax)

How to get to Calauag, Quezon
By bus, take a DLTB going to Daet, fare is P375, then alight in Calauag. Take a tricycle going to the "C" where you can take a boat going to Pangahoy. From Pangahoy, ask a local who can take you to Pulong Pasig. Boat from Pangahoy to Pulong Pasig usually range to Php500.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Local Tour is Fun: Rediscover Manila and Quezon City

Rizal Park
 Meet Gat. Jose Rizal: "He is our national hero," were her words upon telling her that it is the monument of Jose Rizal. It was just so annoying to see a building beside the monument so I just find an angle where it can't be seen :).
Calesa ride in Luneta
Our first calesa ride :) Yes, at this age, it is my first time to ride the calesa. It was fun but at the same time there is something in my heart that's hurting, hindi ba animal cruelty yun? Thou hindi naman sya pinapalo ni Kuyang Kutsero. If so, kindly forgive us, for the sake of experience lang po.

Chinese Garden
 After meeting Gat. Jose Rizal, we entered the Chinese Garden, it has a P10 entrance fee but kids are free, not sure until what age. We didn't stayed there for a long time, crowded sya ng mga dating very young couples.
Quezon City Memorial Circle Underpass
Before heading home, we stopped at Quezon City Memorial Circle to have dinner.

It was a tiring day but we had fun.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Fortunate to Conquer Fortune Island

Fortune Island, Nasugbu Batangas
This little girl always make her Mommy proud.

Striked a pose at Fortune Island, this little girl is as cowboy as her mom :). Absence of a well-maintained restroom is not a problem, just find a place where digging of at least 6inches hole is possible and walah!! Haha!

Fortune Island is such a nice place, however, if you are the type of person na very particular sa restroom, I do not advise you to stay overnight here. Other than a nice restroom, the place is very nice. The water is very clear, wag lang sana abused by leaving your trash sa island. Nobody else will clean it but the visitors.