REPUBLIC WAKEPARK @ NUVALI First Look (from a Non-Wakeboarder Point of View)

Finally, Republ1c Wakepark @ Nuvali is now open! No need to go all the way to CamSur or Calatagan just to enjoy a world-class Wake Boarding experience. Nuvali in Sta. Rosa is just one hour away from Manila, and you can even go to Tagaytay to eat after. 🙂 We enjoyed the Wakeboard park in … Continue reading REPUBLIC WAKEPARK @ NUVALI First Look (from a Non-Wakeboarder Point of View)

TBS Blue Corner Turo Turo @ Paseo Sta Rosa Market

If you are in Sta. Rosa area, most locals in the area would recommend the original Kanin Club and a famous turo turo called the Blue Corner. Finally, we were able to try this famous carinderia in the Paseo Sta. Rosa Market area. Check this out!

Barbara Gonzalez’ Lily Pad in Calamba, Laguna

As we arrived in Lily Pad, I immediately understood why it was called an origami house. It was designed by architect Jorge Yulo with Lighting Design by Shoko Matsumoto. As we parked the car directly in front of the house, I saw Barbara at the door waiting to welcome the entire family. I literally dragged the entire family on a Halloween Friday and drove for 2 hours to Calamba for this historical encounter — OAP meets Second Wind.

Casa San Pablo, Laguna


I’ll share with you what Casa San Pablo really is: This is my favorite bed and breakfast place if I would decide to stay overnight in the San Pablo area….  How to get there: Coming from Manila, after the San Pablo border, watch for the following landmarks to your left (km readings from the border): Total Gas Station (1.7kms) and a Caltex Station (1.9kms).

Around Laguna Lake in 11 hours! Yahoo!


Finally, together with some of our friends, we were able to complete a day trip to the Laguna area via going around the Laguna Lake! … We left Manila at around 8.30am, had a stop over @ petron in south super h-way to grab big chill and jamaican patties. … Most of the shops are closed because of Black Saturday in Paete but you can still see some wood carving shops in the middle of the town.

Exotik Restaurant — worth it if your eating exotic foods


From the field of faith, Exotik is about 1 hour away and some of our friends are hungry already when we left Exotik at around 12.45pm and we arrive about 2pm in Exotik. … (specially if you are hungry 🙂 One funny thing though, we did not order any of the exotic food this place is known for. Our billed turned out to be P3,500 for the a group of 9, so we had to pay P400 each — and I think that is expensive priced for tourists!

Field of Faith — a healing garden in Laguna


When our friends were looking a place to visit last black saturday, my friend Maong stumble upon this Inquirer Article (3/21/05): Field of Faith offers solitude, rosary garden .
… The best part of the garden is the rosary path where you could see inspiring quotes on the concrete road, find a comforting meditation spot, reflect on the joyful mysteries in resin and metal, meditate on the sorrowful mysteries depicted in wood carvings, or pray in the cement and glass cross on top of the hill.
… We were awed-inspired when we visited and I’m sure to come back to this place this time to meditate and pray (instead of taking pictures and acting like tourists).