Oops!

 

This would’ve been an awesome photo… But you know, when you’re riding a zip-line a lot of things could go wrong. Oh well… 🙂

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“Coordinating there
Events and objects with remote events
And vanished objects. Making ornaments
Of accidents and possibilities.”
– Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lunchtime Day 4: Ox Tongue

Hurrah for commitment lol I’m obviously enjoying this month’s iPhoneography challenge and the current theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge. Gives me one helluv an excuse to dine out LOL and of course, post about some blog-worthy local restaurants 🙂 Today we’re having Ox tongue or Lengua. When cooked the right way, it’s absolutely divine! And this one from Sir Lancelot Cafe in Naga City is pretty darn good. For starters, we had Guinevere salad (bet you’ve guessed the restaurant’s theme by now.lol) and their potatoes with chili beef and beans,etc. forgot what it’s called, go so well with the Ox tongue which we ate with steamed rice. I also had my warm cup of tea, perfect meal-ender 🙂

So do i feel weird about letting you know what I ate for lunch every day this week? Umm prolly ^^ But I'm just having so much fun xo

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Earth / Sand

Earth/Harvest: Clay, Rock, Dust, Sand, Mud, Crystal, Powder, Shadow, Space, Darkness, Gravity, Bone, Silicon

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Photos taken At Aguirangan Island. Damn, damn, damn but Caramoan Islands have PLENTY of MAGNIFICENT rock formations. It just sucks that I couldn’t spot a rock photo without either me or my boyfriend in it. Usually, it never really occurs to me to take photos without me/someone in it cos I never thought I’d be blogging but now I could only sigh cos I couldn’t very well post itsy bitsy bikini photos or my bf’s “Ab-ulous” (LOL) photos for the world to see ><

Share your Earth photos @ Cee’s Photography Page

A Word A Week Photo Challenge – Cloud

While I don’t normally take photos of clouds, when they happen to be there, they’re fabulous ^^

Here are a few photos of clouds in the Philippines

clouds in bohol

clouds in bohol

clouds in boracay

clouds in boracay

clouds in boracay during sunset

clouds in boracay during sunset

clouds in palawan

clouds in palawan

clouds in palawan during sunset

clouds in palawan during sunset

old photo of clouds in aguirangan

old photo of clouds in aguirangan

more clouds from my hometown ^^

more clouds from my hometown ^^

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and finally, more clouds at the cam sur water sports complex

and finally, more clouds at the cam sur water sports complex

I’m pretty sure you have cloud photos in your folders ^^ share them at a word in your ear

My posts on Boracay, CWC, Aguirangan

Surroundings: Panicuason Hot Spring

would you take a dip in this?

surrounded by this?

the hot, welcoming water felt like heaven on a cold day…

the sound of water gushing ‘gainst the rocks, music to my ears

Below the lush greenery of Mt. Isarog in the Bicol region lies a hidden gem. Warm welcoming fresh spring water to soothe your troubles away… You get plenty of privacy during the cold months, which is by the way, the best season to visit the spring.. It’s a short drive away from the hustle and bustle of the city and now, they have rooms so vacationers can have a comfy overnight stay. Boyfie and I love going there during October when it starts to get a little chilly but basically we can just hop in the car and go there whenever we like. ^^ I especially love it when we get up around 4 a.m.-ish and it’s raining a little… The coldness in the mountain air and the raindrops and the hot water just overwhelms my senses. A tip though: don’t go there if it’s been raining for several consecutive days since landslides may occur. 🙂

SUNDAY POST : Surroundings

Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal III

I’m absolutely positively cray cray over this week’s challenge . So much so that this is my third, and I assure you, last entry ^^ ( 1st here, 2nd here )

Renewal can mean a lot of things… It could be a massive life-changing turn of events… a deep realization… the rebirth of things… the rekindling of a fire from the past… or it could simply be returning to your roots. And for me, that is my family.

You already know how much I love summers with my family. During the rest of the year, we may be scattered across the Philippines, Japan, the U.S. and Canada but during summers, we’re one big happy family. ^^ Here are some photos during another lazy summer afternoon. Photos were taken at CWC ( Camarines Sur Water Sports Complex ), another great tourist destination in my beloved province. Also, I wanna go back to what this blog has been initially about. 🙂

pool and cabana

wakeboarding

a bite of laing pizza

If you’re a fan of wakeboarding, visit the CWC website here

xo – kz

Roadtrip Philippines! the Mayon Volcano


On September 28, 2012, Zac Efron tweeted a photo of himself on a motorbike and announced that he just rode up the lava flow of Mayon Volcano. The same day, the pic was scattered all over FB and on to my newsfeed ^^ (Photo from http://www.facebook.com/legazpicity ) He looks hot. Ok, seriously, that’s sooo not what we’re gonna talk about coz that was like so last month. *clears throat* Well, these pics are sooo last year but I’m kinda hoping you’ll still find them interesting considering the fact that I’m not so good at taking photos. ^^

the mayon volcano

The Mayon Volcano (Beautiful Volcano) in Albay is considered as one of the greatest wonders of the world because of its near-perfect cone shape. Legend has it that Daragang Magayon (Beautiful Maiden) had a face so lovely, she captured the hearts of plenty of men from faraway tribes including those of the handsome but haughty hunter, Pagtuga (eruption) and Ulap (cloud), who was the lucky one to earn the love of the sought-after maiden. Ulap asked for Magayon’s hand in marriage and while he went away to tell his people to gather the supplies for the festivity, the bitter and enraged Pagtuga kidnapped Magayon’s father Makusog (strong) and declared that unless Magayon agreed to marry him instead, war will be waged and her father will die. Ulap then came to the rescue and he and Pagtuga fought each other in a battle where Ulap won; unfortunately, as Magayon ran to triumphantly throw her arms around her man, she was struck by a stray arrow. As Ulap sorrowfully held his dying bride-to-be in his arms, one of Pagtuga’s men struck Ulap at the back with his spear . Makusog slew the henchman but it was all too late; the young lovers were dead and instead of a joyous celebration, there was mourning all over the land. The young unfortunate lovers were buried together.
As the days went by, the people noticed their grave rising higher and higher along with stifled roars and earth tremors and red-hot rocks which burst from the crater. Whenever these rumblings were heard, it was believed that the angry Pagtuga is trying to disturb the volcano so that it would return back the gifts which he gave to Magayon (it was custom then to bury the dead with possessions such as presents). On cloudy days when the tip of the volcano is kissed by hovering clouds, the natives claim that Ulap was kissing Magayon… and then the rain would follow, dribbling down on the Mayon Volcano’s perfect slant signifying the tears of the heartbroken Pagtuga.
The name Magayon was later shortened to Mayon.

the cagsawa ruins

I’m a sucker for romantic stories! And I simply adore places with fascinating stories behind them. But whether or not you were moved by my synopsis of the old folks’ tale (that we were told a million times since we were kids), you are bound to admire this charming view of the Mayon Volcano. Just a couple of hours drive away from Naga City lies this amazing wonder of nature… The nearest possible place where you can observe Mayon Volcano and at the same time still be far enough to appreciate it’s shape is at Cagsawa Ruins. The Cagsawa Ruins are the remnants of the Franciscan church from the 18th century, wrecked by the volcanic eruption in 1814 – an existing reminder of the perils of living within such close proximity to a volcano, even one as lovely as the Mayon.

the zipline @ lignon hill

So am I telling you to visit Legaspi City just so you can stare at the volcano at a closer distance? Possibly. But there are plenty of other things to enjoy while in Legaspi City as well. There’s the Albay Park and Wildlife which is obviously a zoo with caged animals – nothing too exotic really but it kinda brings back childhood memories of my first-ever terrifying trip to Manila Zoo.lol Also, there’s the Lignon Hill Nature Park… behind Albay Park and Wildlife. The observation station on top affords people with the best spot to view Mayon Volcano and Legaspi City. There, you’ll find nature trails as well as a zip line (which I absolutely did not try since I love myself too much lol). If you don’t have a car with you, then I suggest you prepare yourselves for a long walk to the top. Be sure to bring some sunscreen, an umbrella, water and insect repellent if insects find you irresistible, like me. ^^ The Embarcadero de Legaspi is a major waterfront development which fronts the main harbor. There, you’ll find shops and restaurants; don’t expect too much though as the place is still being developed. You can also see a great view of the Mayon Volcano from there. A tip: If you’re planning to have lunch there, be sure you order some seafood. I mean seriously, you’re near a body of water so you know what that means, right? Fresh Catch! So order some fish, squid, crabs, shellfish… whatever… drink a fruit shake and enjoy lunching Al fresco. ^^ Sometimes when we’re in Legaspi, boyfie carries a cooler at the back of his pick-up coz he always drops by the fish market at Embarcadero to purchase some big fishes and prawns to bring back to home.

at lignon hill

embarcadero de legaspi

Did you know that The Philippines produces 85% of the world’s Abaca? In Bicol, you’ll find plenty of Abaca-based products to bring home as souvenirs. Woven designer purses kinda makes me uneasy with their crazy price tags coz I know that I can purchase plenty of cheaper stylish Abaca handbags of every imaginable color in Legaspi. Other stuff made from Abaca include slippers, fans, mats, wallets, furniture, decors…etc

abaca products

So there you have it, another blog-worthy destination to consider if you ever find yourself in Cam Sur. 🙂

xo -kz