First attempt… Unang Silip… Unang Gamit…

Kahit walang kinalaman sa pagtravel. Eto at i-blog ko pa din tong mga picture. Kuha mula sa akong unang SLR cam na matagal ko na pinakahihintay. Woot Woot!. Dahil excited, nagpraktis agad. Unang attempt, unang silip, unang gamit ng aking kamera…

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Mt. Manalmon Itinerary

Mt. Manalmon Itinerary

0600 MEET UP AT BALIWAG TRANSIT (CUBAO)

0630 DEPART for SAN MIGUEL BULACAN

0830 ARRIVE at BRGY. KAMIAS bus stop

0845 Take TRIKE to JUMP-OFF

0930 Arrived at JUMP-OFF

0945 REGISTER and hire GUIDES

1000 Start trek

1130 Arrive at summit and take pictures

1230 Traverse going to the river

1300 Arrive at river and take lunch

1415 Trek to jump-off

1445 Arrive at jump-off and proceed to caving (P30 per person)

1700 Return to Jump-off

1715 Swim at the river

1800 Wash-up

1900 Take trike and depart to bus stop

1945 Arrive at bus stop and take bus going to Cubao

2200 Arrive at Cubao

Bus Fare:  P114.00 per person one way

Trike: P200.00 per trike one way

Registration P5.00 per person

Guide P300.00 group of 8

Caving 30 per person

Manabu Peak

This is my first climb for 2011 and the second mountain I climbed. Honestly, I was not that prepared (physically!). Again, I was not able to exercise and loose weight (not recommended, you have to be serious in shedding some pounds for trekking)! I was little worried that I might give up.  I remember my first climb (Mt. Batulao), I was gasping every 5 minutes (wahaha)! 🙂 Make sure you’re fit to enjoy it and do not forget safety first!

I was still excited and have my mind set in reaching the peak. This maybe one of the factors that helped me reached the summit and enjoyed the climb.

 

Mt. Manabu is located at Sto. Tomas, Batangas. The jump-off point is Sulok, Brgy. Sta Cruz, Sto. Tomas. It took us 2 hrs to reach the peak where the white cross is located. From the summit, you can see the beautiful views of Mt. Maculot and Mt. Makiling. We took pictures and decided to descend. We reached the grotto in 30-40 minutes where we ate our lunch.  (And took some pictures again :D). From the grotto to jump-off it took us 40 minutes.

Itinerary

7:30 Buendia to Lipa (Lucena or Lipa bound bus) (P120)

9:00 Trike to Sulok (P50 each)

9:30 Start trek

11:30 Summit

3:30 Jump-off

4:15 Trike to Lipa Bus Station (30 each)

5: 00 Lipa to Ortigas (Cubao bound bus) (P124)

photos by Dennis Galvez

Banchetto Ortigas Center

Last Dec 30, my friends and I decided to go to Banchetto-Ortigas Center.

Banchetto is an overnight Street Food Fiesta. (yey! food! http://banchetto.multiply.com/)

When I say food fiesta, it is really is Fiesta!!! It is one hell of a feast! Foods are everywhere! (mata ko pa lang busog na!) Banchetto offers a wide variety of food (Filipino (streetfood, lutong bahay), International (pasta, pizza, kebab, takoyaki, maki), desserts (cakes, crepes, suman)) – you name it, and you can find it here!

Pizza

Pizza

Sisig

Sisig... Tingin pa lang nahihilo na ako. :))

Monster Burger... so yummy!

The burger is so big!!! Kailangan talaga ng ka-share. 🙂

Kailangan ng kashare! :

Puto bumbong.. kahit hindi na christmas... may mabibili pa dito. 😀

yummy kebab

yummy kebab