Thursday, December 24, 2015

Thursday, December 24, 2015

A Beginner’s Hiking Guide at Mt. Pico De Loro

Last November 15, my sister, my cousins and I climbed the famous Mt. Pico de Loro. Most of us are girls so we hired a local tour guide to accompany us on climbing up the famous mountain. 

Mt. Pico de Loro, also known as Parrot’s Peak is a popular destination for beginner mountaineers.  The tour begins with a forested, rocky roads. I can’t imagine how brave we were when we conquered this exciting hiking adventure. I know it won’t be the last.

» Our Itinerary «

7:00 am - 8:00 am :  Silang to Nasugbu Town Proper

8:00 am - 9:00 am : Nasugbu Town Proper to the Nasugbu-Ternate highway

9:00 am : We started to trek up to the mountain.

12:00 pm : We reached the summit and had a lunch there + photo ops.

1:00 pm : We started to descend.

4:00 pm : We reached the Nasugbu-Ternate highway and rode a tricycle back to town proper.

5:00 pm : We reached the Nasugbu town proper and had a dinner at nearby McDonalds.

7:00 pm : We headed back to Cavite. :)

With our tour guide… Thanks Kuya for helping us! See you next time.

» Tips «

1. Don’t forget to bring small towel, 1-2 litres of bottled water, a pack of lunch, first aid kit, flash light and gloves. Don’t forget to apply sunblock, too.

2. Do a lot of stretching exercises before you hike. (We failed this one and the result was we had 3-4 days body aches after the hike.)

3. Be optimistic and smile often while you are hiking. It will ease your body pain and you won’t notice you are walking and climbing for more than an hour.

4. Don’t forget to bring monopod, camera, phones. The sceneries above the summit is so beautiful!

5. Never skip the chance to climb up the monolith. (We missed this chance because we’re a bit scared when we saw how crooked and steep the road going there. :)

» Our Expenses «

Php 90 / head : Silang, Cavite to Nasugbu, Batangas

Php 100 / head | Php 400 (4 persons) : Nasugbu town proper to Nasugbu-Ternate highway

Php 200 / head | Php 800 (4 persons) : Tour Guide

Php 150 / head / Php 600 (4 persons) : Nasugbu-Ternate highway to Nasugbu town proper

Php 90 / head : Nasugbu town proper to Silang, Cavite

= Php 630 / head (Except for personal expenses like food and etc)

How about you? Have you visited this place? Share your experience.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Monday, November 30, 2015

Movie Stars Cafe at SM Mall of Asia Seaside Blvd.

Movie Stars Cafe is a movie-themed restaurant located in SM Mall of Asia Seaside Blvd. Every night, Superheroes and Villains perform on stage bringing good-vibes ambiance to the restaurant.

The best time to go here is dinner time because of the cool performances of the cosplayers wearing superheroes costumes. 

They also serve buffets but we chose ala carte menus instead. 

The place is a good option to hang-out with your friends and family. For sure, they will enjoy it!

How about you? Have you been to this place? Share your experience.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

Taal Volcano Hike: How To Get There, Tips and Expenses

Taal Volcano is a complex volcano located in the island of Luzon, Philippines. It is the 2nd most active volcano in the Philippines. Viewed from Tagaytay Ridge, Taal Volcano and its lake presents one of the most picturesque and attractive views in the Philippines.

You can actually reach the volcano crater by riding the horse.

» How to get there? «

Via Tagaytay City - There are two routes in Tagaytay City to go down on the town of Talisay, Batangas.

» Tips «

  • Eat heavy meal before you hike.
  • Don’t forget to bring lot of drinks!
  • Bring extra clothes and towels.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • Wear a face mask to protect you from volcanic ashes and sulfur.
  • Apply sunblock on your skin.
  • Bring extra money. There are many souvenir shops at the top of the crater. 
  • Don’t forget to bring a camera!

» Expenses «

  • Boat rental - Php 1,500 / boat (good for 6 persons)
  • Environmental / tourist fee: Php 50.00 / pax
  • Landing Fee: Php 20.00/ boat
  • Horse Ride: Php 500.00 / pax
  • Red Lava Tour: Php 50.00 / pax (Recommended to go)
Total: Php 870 per person if group of 6 people

Rating: 4/5

Update as of January 14, 2020: Taal Volcano just erupted and it's now Alert Level #4. It's not safe to go here at the moment.

How about you? Have you visited this place? Share your experience.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Enjoy Contemporary Themed Hotel Rooms at Chateau Royale Sports and Country Club

This trip was made by possible by my cousins because we celebrated my birthday as well as his son. We purchased 3 rooms for 15 people (5 persons per room) for a rate of Php 3,500 per room.

» Chateau Royal Sports and Country Club «

Photo not mine.
Chateau Royale Sports and Country Club is located in Nasugbu, Batangas. It is known for its wide range of facilities and home-style accommodations. 

» The Rooms «

If you want to experience country-style rooms experience, these are the rooms available in the resort. It's courtesy of Chateau Royale Batangas website. All room amenities included are air-conditioning rooms, bathroom, TV with cable channels and telephone. WIFI are available on the lobby only.

Log Cabin: 1 queen bed and 1 double decker or 2 single beds and 1 double decker or 1 queen bed and 2 singles

Skylight Premier

Skylight Two Bedroom Suite

Skylight Executive Suite
Skylight Presidential Suite

» Sports and Recreational Facilities «

These are the rates when we get there.

» My Experience «

» The Food «

The hotel comes with free buffet breakfast at Veranda Cafe. What I don't like here was we have to drive over to get to the lobby just to eat food. By the way, it's far away from the hotel rooms. On the positive side, the breakfast available was delicious enough.

» The Pool(s) «

Chateau Royal Sports and Country Club
Km. 72 Batulao, Nasugbu, Batangas 4231,
Tel: (02) 7428016-17

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Experience Italian Cuisine at Prego Ristorante and Bar, City of Dreams Manila

Prego Ristorante and Bar is a fine Italian restaurant located in City of Dreams Manila.

» The Restaurant «


» Menu «

» The Food «

This is the appetizer that they served while waiting for our order.

My Rating: 9/10

More Info:

Prego Ristorante and Bar
City of Dreams Manila, Entertainment City,
Parañaque, Philippines

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Ayala Alabang Country Club Bowling Experience

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Affordable Restaurants to Try at Molito Lifestyle Mall, Ayala Alabang

After 2 years of working in Makati City, I’ve transferred to Alabang for new and challenging environment. It’s really tiring to commute everyday (3 hours only for one way travel. Yay!). Anyways, I’m currently working at Madrigal Business Park, Ayala Alabang. Molito Lifestyle Mall is just a few steps away from my workplace. During my 1st week at work, I’ve tried few affordable restaurants in Molito Lifestyle Mall.

BBQ Chicken and Beer

During my first day (January 5, 2015), I’ve tried this restaurant. Do you know that they are promoting healthy eating by using 100% Extra Virgin Coconut Oil? Yes! You heard it right! Extra Virgin Coconut Oil has many health benefits.

***It’s not Barbecue. It’s Best of the Best Quality Chicken!

Update: The store is now closed.

Grilled Chicken Bulgalbi Set (2 pcs) - Php 235.00
High quality fresh meat barbecued with special grilled chicken sauce for creating Korean unique taste. 

Recovery Food

I’ve tried this restaurant last Wednesday (January 7, 2015). If you want to recover something like poor health, etc, you may try this one. Recovery Food also uses organic rice. They also have brown rice too! They are open 24 hours a day.

Porqua - Php 185.00
(Tender brined pork fillets with organic petchay rice (brown or white)


They serves continental dishes. They also serves salad for their buffet.

Update: The store is now closed.

Tenderloin Tips Skillet - Php 480.00
Tender cuts of beef sautéed with in-season vegetables


Four Cheese Lasagna - Php 340.00
Layers of pasta and red meaty sauce topped with creamy béchamel

Soga Miga

If you're looking for an authentic Korean restaurant, this restaurant is worth to try. It's better if you're in a group. The restaurant often gets full mostly at lunch and dinner time.

Update: The store is now closed. But they have a branch in Silang, Cavite. You can try it there. :)

How about you? Have you tried the restaurants mentioned above? Share your experience.