SCTex Run


A Rogin E Challenge Update I ended my back to back travel last week with a 10k run along the soon-to-be-opened Subic – Clark – Tarlac Expressway. … The SCTex is 93.77 km long with the Subic-Clark section measuring 50.5 km long and the Clark-Tarlac section at 43.27 km long. This is a major development backbone in the Central Luzon Area that connects Subic Freeport and Special Economic Zone and the Clark Special Economic Zone, and the Central Techno Park in Tarlac.

Banaue & Batad Expedition


I decided to join Michelle Morelos in her Battad and Banaue Expedition versus joining the Camiguin Travel Workshop. The Banaue expedition costs P9,000 inclusive of transportation (via Bus) and 3 days and 2 nights food, lodging, and local guide fees. I’ve been dreaming of visiting the Banaue Rice Terraces and I will finally visit it on Labor Day Weekend 2008.

Paul Calvin’s Deli, Fort Bonifacio


We would usually drive around the area hoping to find a hidden resto gem that is not busting with people but provides a good ambiance and would serve good food. … Breakfast, Pasta and Salads | Desserts and Pastries The all-day bestsellers in this deli are the Home Made Tapa, Smoked Sausages and Ham Pasta and Paul’s Pastrami. … According to studies, malunggay leaves contain 7x the Vitamin C in oranges, 4 times the calcium in milk, 4 times the vitamin A in carrots, 2 times the protein in milk, and 3 times the potassium in banana.

Old World Kopitiam, Banaue


Old Chinatown Kopitiam If you are in Banaue and craving for Chinese, Singaporean or Malaysian dishes, then you should definitely go to Old Chinatown Kopitiam (OCK). … I asked Darren, one of the owners, about the origin of Old World Kopitiam via email and he said, “Actually, we thought of the name Old Chinatown because we wanted a place with nostalgia and rustic ambiance.
…Eating in Old Chinatown Kopitiam is the closest that you can get to the taste of Hawker Foods in Malaysia/ Singapore.

No More Excuses…


Rogin E Blogger Challenge Update: I’m already tired of making excuses to myself on why I’m still far away from my 6-pack abs goal in 2008. My strategy is to do it the right way with a determined mindset, regular workout and eating the right kind of food. … I can start to feel the impact of Rogin E because it is giving me the energy to survive my hectic schedule nowadays.

My Mother’s Garden, Formerly Called Garden Room


The former Garden Room café in Pasay City was transferred to this 1940s residence of Pablo S Antonio and re-branded to My Mother’s Garden.
… The best time to go is during lunchtime to enjoy the garden views in this ancestral house and have a slow lazy lunch in the heart of Pasay City.
…So Menu 1,2,3 should already be a good choice and no need to go for the expensive ones unless you like the baked sole or do not eat meat..

Avenue Q Final Run – 5 Reasons Why You Should Not Miss the Opening Night of Avenue Q’s Final Run!

I got a lot of hits for this and that is why I’m watching on the opening night of Avenue Q: The Final Run.
…In partnership with Ticket 2 Me , I’m personally selling limited tickets to the June 13, Friday 8pm Opening Night and June 14, Saturday 8pm Opening Night for the Avenue Q Final Run.
…If you are away from Manila, you can purchase online and let me know if it is a gift so that we can personally wrap it with your greetings.

7 Tips on Havaianas’ Flipping for the Beach Contest


I’m honored to be part of the panel of judges and recognized as one of the country’s top travel writers along side with the editor in chief of Mabuhay Magazine, Travel Life and the other travel publications in the country. … We will choose seven (7) winners who will receive the following: – An exclusive Havaianas pair – A 3 day/ 2 night all-expense-paid trip for two to the destination he or she wrote about – Summer goodies from David and Goliath, T-Box and Dakine (7 Waves in Anawangin Beach. … The way to make it unique is to pick a destination that is undiscovered, put yourself and your family/ friends in the picture, and make sure the final product (essay, video) is technically good.

Anawangin’s Mystical Beach

With the imminent opening of the Subic – Clark – Tarlac expressway, the 5-hour long road trip to Barangay Pundaquit, San Antonio, Zambales (which protected Anawangin from Manila beach goers) will now be cut down to less than 3 hours.
…After getting back on track via a “short cut” (a metaphor for make-your-own trail), we saw a small pyramid-like mountain, which gives me the creeps. … An easier way is to stay overnight at any of the resort of Pundaquit Beach and rent a boat the next day to go to Anawangin.