Thursday, October 6, 2011


We were in our fourth year in college when my friends and I went hiking in Siniloan, Laguna to visit these "famous" falls.

The hike was steep and quite difficult since we chose an inappropriate time; the rain loved to occasionally shower in the mornings.But after a very long and tiring walk and hike, we finally reached one of the many falls of Buruwisan.

Isn't the water clear in the picture on the left? It might look shallow, but the water's really deep. Since I really can't swim (poor me), I stayed at the camp while everybody's enjoying the swim to the base of the fall.

The photo on the left is another Buruwisan fall. We needed to walk few more rocks and boulders to get to this fall. It was small compared to the previous fall, but the water's clearer and shallower. So i got to reach the base of the fall with the help of my friends. :)

payong-payong beach resort at infanta, pangasinan

i grew up at Zambales. people will automatically conclude that i live near the beach. well, no. but we can always go there easily and FREE if we want to.

my high school friends used to hold mini-reunions every semestral break. and believe me, beach reunion is a common party among us. but truth be told, we/they don't choose these areas because they want to swim; they just love to drink in the beach front, always.

but two years ago, we held our reunion at a new place. we visited this "soon to be famous" private resort at Infanta, Pangasinan (next town to ours). the place was located where the river meets the sea. you can have both waters at the same time if you want to; just find the right spot.

the view was scenic for a family gathering.

unfortunately, the place was private. but if you know some people who are connected to the family, you can visit the place.

Note: the pictures i posted here were not mine. they were from my friend's photo album that was shared among us.

route's view to ANAWANGIN COVE and CAPONES Island

Saturday, September 24, 2011

puerta real gardens, intramuros manila

we walked from Luneta Park to Intramuros, Manila. we stopped at Puerta Real Gardens just outside the gates of Intramuros.

this mossy wall serves as the entrance to Puerta Real garden. there's a wooden drawbridge. just like any old drawbridge, this one is movable. we even tried to draw the strings, but to no avail, we failed.

we passed through this channel. it is a short walk from the drawbridge to the main garden.

this is just a part of the garden near the wall of intramuros. it's green everywhere. we didn't try to visit the wall because we were a bit of antisocial then. (there are many students practicing a dance up the wall)

do these places look familiar? if i remember it right, these places resemble the garden setting of toni gonzaga's birthday celebration in the hit film My Amnesia Girl. isn't it?

this pathway leads to another gate into the walled city. unfortunately, the gates were closed then, so we entered Intramuros using another gate outside of Puerta Real garden.


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