Month: September 2013

Archaeological Finds Behind the San Remegio Parish Church

The municipality of San Remegio is located in northern Cebu. After we stayed at Bunzie’s Cove for two days, we proceeded to Bogo and then to San Remegio to stay at another beach resort. The weather was gloomy by the time we arrived, but I was keen to exploring the town (or at least the areas near where the beach resort was located) because I spotted a sign of an archeological site. Advertisements

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SIQUIJOR ISLAND is your Destination

I was born and raised in Siquijor, a very small island in central Philippines. It is my home so I am biased when I say it is a piece of heaven here on Earth. But please let me continue… Siquijor is a cliche tourist destination — white sand beaches, cool waterfalls, numerous rivers, and Spanish-era churches. The time you step down the gang plank at the port in the town of Siquijor (one town is also named Siquijor), a long stretch of white sand welcomes you. The people are, like every where else in the Philippines, warm and friendly. Underneath this tourist-y exterior though is the real reason why you should and must pay Siquijor a visit. Here are my top 8 reasons why Siquijor is a must destination in the Philippines:

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De Caffe Luwak

Yesterday, I decided to work outside the home. Although it was far, I went to JCenter Mall in Bakilid, Mandaue, across where our former office was located. Before arriving at the mall, I have decided to spend my afternoon at Bo’s Coffee, hoping they would have their delicious sandwiches. But there weren’t any at Bo’s. Thank heavens there was a nearby coffee shop. It was almost empty and looked clean, and there were no students studying inside. I am not against studying at coffee shops, but I was not in the mood for noisy discussions. So, I went inside De Caffe Luwak.

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Capitancillo Islet and Lighthouse

There are people who’d want to escape to a small island, far from everything and everyone. There are people who cherish soaking under the sun, and bathing and swimming all day. I am not one of those people. While I occasionally want to escape, the thought of being alone in an island scares me. When we went to Capitancillo, an islet and a light house off the city of Bogo in northern Cebu, I thought the line “No man is an island” is really true.

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Musings on the Road Not Taken

There is a certain kind of joy in traveling, especially traveling roads you’ve never traveled on before. A framed Robert Frost poem — The Road Not Taken — is a fixture in my grandmother’s house. Whether she mindlessly or intentionally placed that frame in her house, I don’t know. But one thing I do know — that poem has been my inspiration in the many things I do and the decisions I made in life. And I am pretty sure, that poem has also influenced the lives of my siblings and cousins.

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Bunzie’s Cove

I was going to write that there was nothing spectacular about Tabogon. But I took a deep breathe because that was a lie. The town is just like any other small town in the Philippines — sleepy. But just like any other town in the Philippines, Tabogon has hidden jewels. The beauty of the town lies in the every day life — the simplicity, the early night time. Another beauty is the resort called Bunzie’s Cove. 

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