Thursday, January 28, 2010

Skywatch#16 Sabtang LightHouse, Batanes

As we waited for our boat's arrival, we had lunch and took pictures at the port of Sabtang, Batanes. We had overcast skies that day and we prayed that it would clear for safer journey going back to Basco. Thankfully, it did.

Sabtang is one of the ten islands of Batanes islands, northernmost part of the Philippines. It is about 190 kilometers south of Taiwan.

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Sabtang Lighthouse, Batanes, Northern Philippines



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Cebu Pacific Seat Sale

Seat sale fare for passengers in Visayas and Mindanao destinations! Here's your chance to go to Hong Kong and Singapore (via Cebu) for the ‘Go Lite’ seat sale fare of only P1,499!

The seat sale period ends until January 29, 2010, for travel March 1 to May 31, 2010.

Take advantage of CEB’s inter-connecting flights via Cebu to Hong Kong and Singapore and get your domestic flight to Cebu for free; or travel to popoular Asian destinations: Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan and Vietnam.

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Monday, January 25, 2010

My World#56 Rockies, Mt. Apo, Mindanao

This is the grandfather of the Philippine mountains, Mt. Apo. Standing at 2954 meters, it is the highest mountain of the Philippines and a popular mountain climbing destination especially during summer. There are several trails leading to its summit and it takes about 2-4 days to reach its peak.

Mt. Apo

Considered as one of the more difficult trail is the Kapatagan Trail which passes thru the rocky portion of the mountain that faces the town of Kapatagan (right side of the picture).

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The above picture is the start of the "rockies" part of Mt. Apo where climbing means jumping from one giant volcanic rock to the other. It was raining when we did this climb which serendipitously was an advantage for all of us as the volcanic rocks were quite warm to our touch. We can smell and see sulphur smoke emitting from the vents between the rocks and it would have been a very difficult climb if it had been a hot day.

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Fogs covered the cityscape behind us while we tackle the rockies.




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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Skywatch#15 Out Into The Track and Field

Took this picture while on an ocular inspection for the proposed office sportsfest site for this year. It was a hot, hot day but there were some clouds hovering around. I used my Nokia 2700 cellphone camera for this picture.

Davao city




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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

My World#55 Ocean Park Rides (Hongkong)

Truth be told, I like the Ocean Park rides more than Disneyland Hongkong rides. I find the Ocean Park rides more exciting and my friends actually agree with this. So, here are some of the popular rides in Ocean Park, Hongkong.

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The Dragon is considered the longest roller coaster in Hongkong. It is one of the rides inside Ocean Park and is made of steel with a maximum speed of 77 km/h with 842 metres of track. The ride lasts approximately 2.5 minutes.

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The Abyss Turbo Drop is a 5-second vertical fall from a 20-story high ride.

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The Flying Swing

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The gondola ride which is a 1.5 km long cable car system that connects the Tai Shue Wan and the Main Entrance of Ocean Park. The view from this ride is quite beautiful as well as exciting.


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Monday, January 11, 2010

My World#54 Grand Lisboa, Macau

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Grand Lisboa is a casino hotel and restaurant that houses 430 hotel rooms and suites. It is a 58-story skyscraper in Macau and offers 268 mass gaming tables and 786 slot machines.

What is more interesting in this place for me is not so much the casino but just two things: the kaleidoscope of lights during the night that attracts a lot of tourists to take pictures outside the Grand Lisboa (like what we did) and last but the best attraction for me was the Star of Stanley Ho which is on permanent display inside the building. The Gemological Institute of America says that the 218.08 carats (43.62 g) diamond is the largest cushion shaped internally flawless D-color diamond in the world. In his unveiling speech, Dr. Ho said that the diamond, which is named after him, reflects SJM's timeless commitment to Macau. (source: wikipedia)


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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Skywatch#14 Early Morning at Sabang

We waited for our boat ride to Caramoan at the town of Sabang. The place was quite with just a few people milling around. Fishermen were starting to come home with their catches. While there, we had our breakfast by the beach and took some pictures after.

Sabang,Caramoan,Camarines Sur,Luzon



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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Cebu Pacific Air's System Wide Seat Sale

Cebu Pacific is having a 50% system wide seat sale for their domestic and international flights from January 6-8, 2010 for travel period from February 1-April 30, 2010. They are also having up to 50% hotel bookings for their fun tours.

The sold tickets shall be non-refundable. All sales are in limited availability. Discount is not applicable to government fees and taxes.

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Monday, January 4, 2010

My World#53 Peace Archway, Chinatown

For the past two or three years, three archways were constructed as landmarks for the established Chinatown in Davao City. I have already featured here the first constructed archway. The next two were constructed and were finished almost at the same time just last 2009.

The Peace Archway is one of the two newly constructed archways in the Chinatown area. It is located along Sta. Ana Ave.,just beside the Davao City Chinese School.

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The Peace Archway as seen from the J.P. Laurel Ave. side fronting the intersection of J.P. Laurel Ave. and Sta. Ana Ave.

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The Peace Archway as seen from the Sta. Ana Ave. side.


The markers of the archway:

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