Thursday, November 10, 2011

Costa De Letecia

Costa de Leticia Resort and Spa is located on the Southern part of Cebu, it is roughly a two and a half hour drive along the seaside from Mactan Airport Costa de Leticia provides a scenic view of the beach while you relax in a 10 x 20m infinity pool. The resort offers satisfaction, and relaxation for tourists, honeymooners and vacationers.

Among the activities available at Costa de Leticia Resort and Spa are swimming, hiking, snorkeling, diving, dolphin watching, boating and waterfall touring.


 Room type
 No. of Rooms
Additional P600 in excess of maximum allowed person/room

It was a well-thought trip for our gang. We agreed to meet at 5:00 in the morning @ South Bus Terminal. Luckily, we had the first trip @ 6AM instead of of its original sched at 7AM... THAT'S A TIP!! BE EARLIER THAN EVERYBODY. AS THEY SAY THE EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE EARLY WORM. hahaha.

Anyhow, we rode the CERES bus going to Bato via Barili. The whole ride was about 3 hours shorter than expected. When we arrived there, I was awed by how wonderful the place was. Everything seemed to be perfect-- the reception area, infinity pool, the sea of course, and everything in between. That place was perfect escape from my busy schedule as a teacher.. Darn.

Added bonus was there were only few guests of the place because of its distance. ahaha. Glad to feel like a resort owner for a short time.. ^ ___ ^ Anyway, we stayed in a family room because were 6 people all in all. The room was spacious enough for us. I was totally satisfied with the place especially with the warm welcome shown by the staff there. I'd surely be back there some time in the future.

Here are the positive comments I have about the resort.
* The resort is neat, organized, sosyal ( for the elite ^ __ ^) and the landscape was creatively designed.
* The staff and all the people there are kind and approachable. 
* The place has WIFI connections, infinity pool, jacuzzi, restaurant and etc.
* Service done was quite good and the money you pay is truly worth it. :)

BUT----> here are some things you also need to know about them
* The foods in their resto is quite pricy.
* The WIFI connections didn't reach our room so you had to stay at the lobby to have FB, Twitter, and skype...

TIPS-- You can try walking towards Alegria's town market and you can pass by some resto to dine there. It only takes 5-10 minutes on foot.
More information about the place--->

Next time you head SOUTH, visit Costa de Letecia. You won't miss it because it just along the main road. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Mandarin Tea Garden - SM Cebu

I first heard this resto from beau knowing that this is quite famous in Mindanao and the price also is very competitive. So when I tried dining there for the first time, he was right. (MONEY matters) 

My VIEWS about this PLACE
Good comments
1. The place is quite spacious unlike other restaurants in which you have to queue first before eating. :)
2. The waiter and staff are somewhat warm and quick in spotting people ( hungry ones to be exact ) who just entered the place.
3. The smell of the food also reminds me of authentic Dimsum. No joke that is.
4. Most importantly, the prices are really reasonable.  For example, you only have to  pay P250-350 that is already good for too. Plus, you'd leave the place bloated already. ahahahaha

Bad comment :(
1. Foods tasted greasy which is actually a trademark of Dimsum cuisine.

Here are the pics of some foods I've captured whenever I visit there. ENJOY!! 
 A mix of chicken soup, hakao, Chinese tea in white pot :) ,  fried rice,  sweet n sour fish,  century egg the one in black, and my fave boiled scallops and Sago.:) Happy tummy indeed!

JOED's Lutong hapon

One of  my hobbies is to browse blogs and choose nice and good foods that are not found in malls. ^ __ ^
Then commonly, many of them always mention about JOED's Lutong Hapon. Of course, off I went to this place with the help of their facebook page.
  location. -->

G/F Enmore Residence Hall
257-A Don Jose Avila St.,Capitol Site, Cebu City, ( beside MAIN ENTRANCE OF SACRED HEART GIIRLS HIGHl-SCHOOL Hijas de Jesus....)

MY BEST DESCRIPTION OF THIS PLACE-- Authentic Japanese foods served the Filipino way that's also suited to the  Filipino's wallet size.  ^ __ ^ hahahaha

More information about the place


*** You can also visit their website    to broswe their menu and take a look at the photos of the sumptuous foods. :)  

Monday, November 7, 2011

The INFAMOUS Warm Brownie Cup @ La Merea

Warm Brownie Cup with Vanilla Ice Cream is one of comfort foods ever created by mankind. Sorry for that exaggeration..   I am pretty sure that I'm not alone in this kind of sentiment, right? ^ ___ ^
 When I think of I.T. Park and Paseo Banawa, one food always pop in mah mind.... WARM BROWNIE CUP!!

REASONS to EAT this:
1.) It will automatically lighten your mood. ^ ___ ^
2.) If you're feeling sad, then this food is the cure for that. ^ ___ ^
3. This food will give you happiness and peace of mind. ^ ____ ^

Trust me. If it worked well for me then it would have the same effect on you as well. Grab your own warm brownie cup and experience BLISS!

JUST INN - Dalaguete, Cebu

It was a loooong weekend at that time because of the holidays on MONDAY and TUESDAY. As expected, all resorts were somewhat full and occupied. While browsing on the net, I came across a reasonable place to stay, JUST INN. To my surprise, it was cheaper than I expected that is P600/ night with airconditioned room already. How cool is that!!
Just Inn is a small, private cottage style resort located in the lovely town of Dalaguete, Cebu in the Philippines. If you are seeking a unique, authentic experience, you should consider visiting us and staying in one of our cottages. We have six of them within a gated community. Our resort also includes a well-maintained poll and a restaurant that serves the best in local cuisine.

** How to get there from the city
---> Ride a bus to Dalaguete and get off to their Poblacion specifically their Cemetery and you can ride some PEDICAB going to the place,Just Inn.

GOOD THINGS about the place
1. As I already mentioned, the rates of this place is way so cheap.
2. The place gave a Filipino ambiance that is the traditional scene like living in a BAHAY KUBO.
3. The menu and their price was also reasonable and foods were delectably good. YUMMY

BAD THINGS about the place
1. The room seemed to have insects and mosquitoes inside the room.
2. The floor also was kind of old so it gave me a creepy feeling to imagine some ghost could peep there.. HAHA

*** For more information, feel free to check this site.--->
or you can keep in touch with them thru their number.--> Phone 63-032-484-5648

You  can stay in this place while you visit other resorts  like Dakong Bato and other historical places in Dalaguete, Cebu.

dPond- A place for fishing and PEACE of mind

It was an ordinary Saturday for me so I wanted to something new and fun...So ---- FISHING suddenly popped in mah mind. I said to beau, let's go FISHING in Liloan!!!  We headed to the place by commuting. It was fun because it was our first time and we just looked very carefully for the signage that says "dPOND". Truly, it was very significant to guide our way going to the place. The exact location of the place is Kawayan, Yati, Liloan.
** Here are the few good points of the place.
1.) No entrance fee needed. YAY  ;)
2). WIFI access and it was really that stable and strong.  
3.) The place was not crowded, perfect for  bonding and having some place to talk.
4.) The rent of the fishing rod was cheap (P20.) the whole day and the fish bait was for free.
5.) The rent of the cottage is charged the whole day and not per hour.
6.) The price of the foods was relatively cheaper than the others.
7.) The people in charge were so accommodating and kind to help anytime.
8.) Plus, there is no corkage fee so you can bring any food and beverage that you like.. YAY...
** I highly recommend this place for family and outing with friends if you want some new place to chill and unwine.

 MORE information about the place.
Directions to dPond: From Cebu City.. Going north.. when you reach Lilo-an.. You’ll see San Roque Development School along the highway (on the right). The corner after that school make a right (KM marker 16) a.k.a. Eskina Yati (there is a green sign on the post saying “Family Fun Fishing”. Just keep going down that road (less than a kilometer) until you see Vista la Playa subdivision on the left. Next to the Vista La Playa Subdivision is dPond. There’s a big sign saying “Welcome to dPond”. Come enjoy family fun fishing in Cebu.
Or:   From the Cansaga Bridge.. About 4km from the bridge, there is a green fish sign saying dPond “Family Fun Fishing”.. at Eskina Tayud, Liloan.. make a left at the sign. 1km on the right, you will see dPond Family Fishing Village.

Here are some pics of the place.. ENJOY!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Larville-- A Place of Serenity

Larville Pool Garden Resort and Restaurant is located along the southern part of the Province of Cebu, Pugalo, Alcoy. Just a 2 hour ride from Cebu City, you can enjoy a relaxing experience together with your love ones and or friends with it's unique style Pool, Resthouse and Bamboo Nipa huts.

*** It was unintentional that we got to stay in this resort. Since Tingko Beach was super occupied, then we opted to go there. To my surprise, the resort was so quiet and serene. It looked like it was OURS. :) 

*** It was the perfect choice for us, busy people, to just relax and escape our stressful life. It was what we actually needed. TO BE REFRESHED, REJUVENATED AND BE ONE WITH NATURE!!! yahoo :)

*** For our accommodation, we chose the AMACAN house.. See this link here..

WIFI Connection 
Own Toilet & Bath 
Fully airconditioned
Double occupancy - Php 1,500.00

*** Foods in the restaurant were so reasonable and tasty. Plus, the people there were so warm and friendly. Felt like I was just at home..

*** If you want to go there, just go to South Terminal and ride the Ceres bus to Pugalo, Alcoy. You can't miss it because it just along the main road where the bus passes. 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Korean Lunch @ HARUBANG

 Our first destination that time was Miga because of their unlimited Sam Gyeop Sal but unfortunately, they were closed so we just proceeded to Harubang which was just a few blocks away. Anyhow, the place in Harubang was silent  and peaceful because it was lunch time. YAY! Their  Sam Gyeop Sal ( Lettuce Wraps) always comes in 2 orders so we just ordered 2 then with soup and rice. Their foods were healthy and yummy with some side dishes. Overall, it was almost a perfect lunch date already except for their service. I didn't feel that at all. It was like if you need some things from them you must  to go to the counter and request. Quite a hassle. :(

Well, probably, we are not Koreans so they are not that accommodating.. Damn.. :(

Casual Lunch @ Harbour City SM

We were in search of a tasty steamed rice so we headed to Harbour City.
This place is one of the resto that serves comfort foods like their Chinese dishes.
We had Pork Steamed Rice each paired with Mushroom Siomai and Cabbage Roll Siomai. Forgot the exact name of this one.. :) My apologies. Lastly, we had Halo-halo for dessert. The foods were reasonable and they were indeed satisfying. Plus, the ambiance of the place is relaxing which contributed to the make our dining pleasant enough. Truly, I won't get tired to go back there again and savor their Chinese dishes.

I must say, Two Thumbs for you guys.. ~ > ( ^ ^ )

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Surprising treats from PIzza HUT!!

It was a Saturday afternoon and it was time to eat some snacks... hmmm hmmm..
Our feet led us to this place, Pizza Hut. Suddenly I remembered something that my sis told me about this "P 99" meal . I asked the waitress about it. To my surprise, it was a   separate menu. The "P99" meal is consist of 3 parts. First is their appetizers which are salad or soup. Second one is their pizza gallore or their pasta gallore or meals with rice. And the last one was their drinks which are iced tea or soda.

Wow, it was so surprising. When our foods arrived one by one, I was amazed how big the servings were and how tasty and creamy their dishes were too. It was heaven. In my case, I had Caesar's salad, Carbonara and Coke while beau had creamy mushroom soup, Hawaiian pizza and iced tea. It was the best snack ever in my life. Plus, we had Choco Lava for our dessert. Sweet! : )  Thanks Pizza Hut for the sumptuous treat..

Saturday, March 26, 2011

BLUE ELEPHANT with the girls

We decided to have a break from our usual evening routine. Having dinner outside was our first time together. To make a festive event, we chose to eat at  BLUE ELEPHANT in IT Park. 

Here are the foods we ate--> Steak, Crabbie Rice and Pineapple and nut rice ( I guess), Fruity Drink, Calamares, and Spicy and Sour Sour  ( my fave actually).

1) The foods looked so appetizing and tempting.

2) The strong flavors of being spicy and sour gave it good kick which made the taste awesome.
3) The interiors were fabulous with all the blue colors in the place and etc.

1) The space was just quite cramped. 

2) That's all.... :)

Lunch DATE with the Girls

This post was so 48 years ago..  I guess December of last year. We headed to SM and ate @ CAFE LAGUNA. In fairness,  their ambiance was so festive with really nice interior.

These were the foods that we ordered.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


This was my decent meal after my trip last week. :( Damn..  Anyhow, thinking of going to Dong Juan always make me excited each time. So when I visited the place again, I felt so at home and comfy...:)

The bad thing was we needed to wait for the foods to be cooked. Well then, it was just the way it was. :)

We ordered their famous cheeseburgers, green salad and the irresistable shrimp pasta. (My beau and friends know I am a pasta person...:)    )...  Can't wait  for my next visit there again... ;)

Symphony of Lights and Avenue of the Stars

This spectacular multimedia display, already named the "World's Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show" by Guinness World Records, has been further expanded to include more than 40 buildings on both sides of Victoria Harbour.

The show creates an all-round vision of coloured lights, laser beams and searchlights performing a stunning, unforgettable spectacle synchronised to music and narration that celebrates the energy, spirit and diversity of Hong Kong. 

There are five main themes — Awakening, Energy, Heritage, Partnership and the finale, Celebration. 

*Vantage Points:1. Along the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront between the Avenue of Stars and the Hong Kong Cultural Centre
2. On the waterfront promenade outside the Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai
3. Aboard a harbour cruise**
Enquiries:+852 2508 1234

The New World Group constructed the Tsimshatsui Waterfront Promenade in 1982. In 2003 the Group sponsored HK$40 million for the construction of the Avenue of Stars right on this promenade. The Avenue of Stars is a salute to eminent Hong Kong film workers for their devoted contribution to local and world theatres. With many visitors to Hong Kong being fans of our movies, the Avenue of Stars also serves as a tourist attraction. Upon completion of the Avenue of Stars on 27 April 2004, Dr. Cheng Yu-tung, Chairman of the New World Group, took pride to hand it over to the Hong Kong SAR Government. Henceforth, it has become public property destined for the enjoyment of visitors and all Hong Kong citizen

*** So lucky that these places were just one  bus stop away from where we stayed. Just look for the   Victoria Ferry sign on the buses and it wil bring you there.. 

The NGONG PING Experience 360

Going to Lantau Island was easy. It was just similar route going to Disney but instead of stopping @ Sunny bay station, we had to stop @ Tung Chung Station. From there, we had to ride the Cable Car to the island. The whole cable car experience was way better in Ocean park's one because it was a 25-minute ride. You could see spectacular views of rolling grasslands, panoramic vistas of North Lantau Country Park and South China Sea and Hongkong's international airport.

Plus, in the island itself, you could catch a glimpse of the mighty Tian Tan Buddha Statue, the world's largest seated outdoor bronze Buddha.

** As a Catholic myself, I witnessed how the place became a tourist destination at the same time a place of refuge for those people who believe in Buddha. They peacefully knelt down and prayed in silence while tourist like me took pictures and got amazed with the views. That for me was amazing how people tried to respect each other. Very nice experience, indeed.

VIVA Macau!!!

On our third day of stay in HK, we decided to go the infamous place like Macau. Who wouldn't know Macau, right? We went there just in time before the last trip going there at 10:00 AM. At first, we decided not to have any tour guide like just what happened in HK. But as we went out the ferry's terminal, a bunch of Filipino workers approached us to offer they would help us tour the whole place. The first offer was at $100 per head but we lowered down the price to only $60. :)

** Here are the places we've been to
Venetian Hotel
City Of Dreams
4 Seasons Hotel
Hard Rock Hotel
Stanley's Hoos' Casino and Treasures
Mocha Casino
Fascade of the Ruins of St. Pail

#Our Ferry ticket's price was 290 HKD only because of the discounted price from our landlord.. How SWEET!

- bottles of water when you enter their casinos
- snacks when you become of member of their casinos and play your free coupons
- transportation like the Hotel's buses in getting around the whole place
- free snacks and smoked meat near the Ruins of St. Paul
** FREEbies Haven, I must say .