My First Filipino Christmas Gathering

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Celebrating Christmas with the the Filipino Community (KAPIHAN or Kapisanan ng mga Pinay na may Asawang Indiano sa Hindustan)  in India somehow renews the essence of this season. Just like the KAPIHAN memebers, we’re celebrating this season away from our loves ones in Philippines, but being with them, India feels like home.

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Cheat Day at Lachi’s

Here we go again! The weeks’ been pretty tough and I ain’t have so much words to say. Bitter as it is but I still wat to find some sweetness in life whenever possible. Well, that sounds so figurative. 😉

Literally, here’s a dose of sweetness to sweeten your mouth and help put aside the bitterness we feel inside without weighing down your budget. ❤ ❤ ❤

Yellows and nuts.

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Kadayawan 2016

Finally, its Kadayawan!

This King of all Philippine Festival is one of the Philippine thanksgiving festivals without Christian roots. It is a celebration which involves the original 11 Lumads of the city and their bountiful harvest every year. It highlights the melting pot of cultures that make Davao a vibrant, booming, interesting region.

There’s the short introduction of the said festival whome I usually got to witness every year.

Flower's bloom. Kadayawan's in the air. #floralfusion

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Perch’n

 

Recently, I made my first ever post of caffee store here in Davao. That was pretty awkward since the place was just starting to bloom and it’s not really my thing to go over and find some great restos or caffee. I’m no fan of luxurious dining inn. But with some circumstances, you’ll get to try something new. This time, it’s in Perch  Kitchen and Bar.

It was my colleague’s birthday when she invited us for a dinner. Since it would be much to a surprise to decline such offer, I accepted it. Haha That was my first time to get inside Feliz Centrale, the newest mall which was opened I guess over a year ago. Haha Told you, I’m no city-stroller by nature.

The first thing I recognized was it’s cool interior, plus the great food. We were the only costumers, or maybe had it exclusive, which made the birthday celebration extra special. Asking what we need is immediately taken care of. They’re very attentive!

Since it’s located in the second floor, it was so cool to see the city lights.

I wish the upper photo was taken a bit professionally. Haha

I knew thing thing has become addictive. Never in my previous life would I take few snaps inside the fancy restaurants or cool places but I just feel like it. Hahah It’s very spontaneous hobby.

 

#MTDoV Series: Special Island Hopping and Last Days in Palawan

This could be my 14th and last post for my series. Woah!!

The seventh-day itinerary (June 10-17) prepared to us by our travel agent left us with at least two vacant days while staying at El Nido. After our island tour the previous day, we were lucky to have two options on how to kill the time for the following day. It’s either we go for an inland tour or go for another island hopping. Find out what activities we had chosen for ourselves. 🙂 Continue reading

#MTDoV Series: El Nido’s Finest Island Tours

The following day, June 13th was scheduled for our Island Hopping Tour.  Just imagine the excitement we felt within knowing that these beaches and coves were among the best and finest in the world. Indeed, there’s so much more to see in this small town of El Nido.

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#MTDoV Series: Hours after Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour

I’m probably writing in a rush right now after knowing that I’ve only got few days to finish my #MTDoV Series. But hey, I’m always writing the best way possible so I still hope you’re enjoying every bit of my post. 😀 😀 😀

Now, the pictures above will tell you or give you a hint about my next post. So……
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#MTDoV Series: Kalui Restaurant and Baragatan 2015

Hooray, here’s my last leg for day one in Puerto Princesa! With so many things that happened on the 10th of June, I felt obliged to chop it off to bits leading to my first, second and third posts before coming to an end. To end our day would mean getting ourselves with sumptuous meals and a visit in their annual celebration called Baragatan 2015.

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#MTDoV Series: Puerto Princesa’s Hidden Gems

After feeling quite nostalgic with the Puerto Princesa’s hidden history and it’s ever abundant indigenous products, we found ourselves back to the road again. The road which would lead would to Puerto Princesa’s other famous destinations.
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#MTDoV Series: A Long Day Around Iloilo

I’ll be marking my fifth, but definitely not my last series for #MTDoV. You should have known by now the meaning of those abbreviations. If not, then at least you may want to try to see its meaning here! 🙂

Now, back to travel venture. It’s funny to think how we ended up visiting Iloilo in an unexpected way. When I said “unexpected”, it would mean breaking our original itinerary for the sake of scoring cheaper plane tickets going to Palawan. 😀 Not too bad eh, especially if the place that’s waiting for us possessed such serene beauty! I should say, it’s a world class city in the making!
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