Archive for May, 2009

People’s Park


Old PTA grounds, which used to host athletic meets and sports events in the city, has just been turned into a People’s Park, where one can find a collection of tropical rainforest trees or enjoy a fantasy-themed park with the children, free of charge.

The 71-million peso development of the PTA Park, which started in July 2006, is one of the flagship projects of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. “The park will become a landmark of Davao city in the future,” said Engr. Elisa Madrazo, head of the Park’s project management office.

Date and Time: April 8, 2009 7:47pm

Location: People’s Park, Davao City, Philippines

Melon Mansi Shake


Watermelon and Calamansi shake, one of the best shake I tasted.

Date and Time: April 8, 2009 1:01 pm

Location: Antonio’s Grill, Davao, Philippines

Anchors Away


Playing with lights…

Date and Time: April 6, 2009 7:23 pm

Location: Enchanted Kingdom, Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Philippines

Flying Fiesta at Night


Date and Time: April 6, 2009 8:11 pm

Location: Enchanted Kingdom, Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Philippines

Space Shuttle Sunset


The Space Shuttle is a boomerang type roller coaster. The Boomerang consists of a single train with seven cars, capable of carrying 28 passengers. The ride begins when the train is pulled backwards from the station and up a lift hill, before being released. After being released, the train passes through the station, enters a Cobra roll element (referred to as a boomerang by the designers), then travels through a vertical loop. Upon exiting the loop, the train runs up a second lift hill, which is angled so that the two lifts meet at the top in a “V”-like formation. Once out of momentum, the train is towed to the top of the lift hill, and is held for several seconds before being released; traveling through the roller coaster in reverse before returning to the station.

Location: Enchanted Kingdom, Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Philippines

Date and Time: April 4, 2009 6:08pm



Before incandescent lamps, gas lighting was employed in cities. The earliest lamps required that a lamplighter tour the town at dusk, lighting each of the lamps, but later designs employed ignition devices that would automatically strike the flame when the gas supply was activated. The earliest of such street lamps were built in the Arab Empire, especially in Córdoba, Spain.

Date and Time: April 4, 2009 4:32 pm

Location: Intramuros, Manila, Philippines


The kalesa is basically a horse drawn carriage, it was introduced to the Philippines in the 18th Century by the Spanish. It became one of the modes of transportation in the Philippines, especially for commerce and nobles or officials that could afford it.

The word, also spelled calesa, predates the Spanish conquest and descends ultimately from an Old Church Slavonic word meaning “wheels.”

Date and Time: April 4, 2009, 4:06pm

Location: Intramuros, Manila, Philippines


UST Fountain of Wisdom


Fountain located at the right side the famous Arch of the Centuries monument.

Date and Time: April 2, 2009 4:39 pm

Location: UST, Philippines

Arch of the Centuries

The Arch of the Centuries was originally erected in 1611 at Intramuros, where UST was originally found. When the University transferred to its present location at Sampaloc, the Arch was also carried piece-by-piece and was re-erected at the front of the main vehicular entrance of the University.

Date and Time: April 2, 2009 4:32 pm

Location: UST, Philippines


Caulerpa lentillifera (Green Caviar) also known as “lato” or sea grapes is very popular in Cebu and usually served as salad.

Date and Time: March 31, 2009, 3:10 pm

Location: Freska, Greenhills, Philippines