Sunday, January 29, 2012

sulyap gallery

Let’s take a “PEEK” at the very famous spot which can be found down south. I used the word peek because the exact name of the place is “Sulyap Gallery”. (sulyap is the Filipino word for peek)

"cultural preservation” is the first thing that I thought of when I reached this site. It has 3 buildings: 2.bed & breakfast They were Spanish style antique houses which were transformed as what they are right now. I actually learned that they were ancestral houses transported from the nearby town - Quezon.

The interior is full of antique pieces.
The collections are practically on display which gives a feeling of travelling back in time.

Sulyap Gallery & Restaurant is located at Brgy. Del Remedio,
Cocoland Compound, San Pablo City Laguna


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

NYE 2012

December 31st is the end of the holiday season and the last day of the year. I was feeling kind of tired. I have worked hard all year and I definitely need to greet the New Year in a hassle-free mode. I am single and can go anywhere I prefer and do whatever I want. Once more with the help of google, I hit upon ample ways to ring in the New Year.

I wanted to welcome 2012 sharing a few laughs and good food with NEW people. When I say NEW PEOPLE, it means those I never knew, who know nothing about me. That includes meeting people from other countries. I headed to the backpackers haven in the Philippines that is MALATE. There were several inns and guesthouses I went to, and one particular place I chose was Where2Next Manila Hostel. It’s the place which I found the cleanest, NEWest and nearest to the Manila Baywalk area where I had fireworks photoshoot.

The place has a welcoming ambiance because of its friendly and accommodating staff. There’s a chill out area that contains a flat screen TV and cozy couches. It is the ideal venue to be acquainted with other travellers. There’s a graffiti wall where you can sign your name or leave a greeting for other guests to read.

United Colors of Benetton Party is what I call my NYE party. I partied with 2 Irish guys, an American, 2 Aussies, Korean, Swedish and Swiss couples. We had fun drinking local beers, rhum cola and brandy. We also went out and did bar hopping along Malate strip.


Monday, January 2, 2012

how i spent new year's eve (part 1)

When I learned that I don’t have to report for work on New Years’ eve, I made plans on how to celebrate it. The beach far south was the first thing I thought of. However, it was too late to make a reservation for plane ticket and hotel accommodation. I also considered going to Baguio because of its cool weather however, news spread that a lot of people headed to that place and it would definitely be too crowded. Staying at home doing DVD marathon with stockpile of all my favorite comfort food also appealed to me, then again, I can always do it anytime I want. New years’ eve should be spent tremendously. Google to the rescue, I typed in: The best New Year's eve parties in Manila to welcome 2012. Two events popped out.

1. GMA 7 Official New year’s countdown at Mall of Asia

2. The Magical Musical Makati New Year Countdown 2012

Both events share the same common denominator: FIREWORKS DISPLAY. As a photo enthusiast, it’s the best time to bring out the camera and do snapshots. Nevertheless, I didn’t go to both places. Ideas got me so excited. What played on my mind was the view of the fireworks with their reflections on the sea. So I hit the road going to Manila Baywalk area where MOA fireworks can be seen, far from the crowd. Imagine the Manila Bay's darkness and free-flowing wind. See and enjoy some photos i took.


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