Archive for June, 2009

Experience and Promise


The following photographs sums up what my experience was like in the Philippines. THERE WAS NO SNOW!!!!!!!!!!! hahahaha… It was FUN IN THE SUN all the way.

Also, I promised myself a few things before I left for the Philippines last March. And this was one of them. During the 2008-2009 winter time in Winnipeg, there were billboards everywhere about how great it was to travel to warmer places. Every time I drove by those billboards, I promised myself that I will do the same advertisement photo they have in a beach in the Philippines. So here it is. Hehehe…

Promise fulfilled. Experience unforgettable. ^__^

Date and Time: April 15, 2009, 4:30 pm

Location: Insular Hotel, Davao City, Philippines

Fiddlehead Ferns Salad (Pako Salad)

kamote top

Date and Time: April 15, 2009 10:25 am

Location: Probinsya Buffet, Davao City, Philippines



Bamboo is the fastest-growing woody plant on Earth. It’s as durable as hardwood, even though the plant is technically in the grass family.

Bamboo comprises up to 99 percent of the giant panda’s diet. And because of bamboo’s relatively low nutritional value, a single panda can spend up to 16 hours a day eating as much as 40 pounds of the stuff. Yum!

Date and Time: April 12, 2009 3:32 pm

Location: Crocodile Park, Davao, Philippines

Grilled Tuna Panga(Jaw)


The most delicious food I ate in Davao, the grilled tuna panga makes you think twice if you are really eating fish. It’s just too good to be true and it’s healthy too. ^__^ After my first bite, I knew that no steak that I’ve ever eaten before can compare to the amazing flavor of this masterpiece. This is a must-eat at least once in your life.


Date and Time: April 10, 2009, 10:44 am

Location: Times Beach, Davao City, Philippines



Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is one of the many varieties of Hibiscus.  It is the state flower of Hawaii and the national flower of Malaysia.  Also known as the Chinese Hibiscus, it is probably the most popular and widely planted shrub throughout the tropics.

Date and Time: April 9, 2009 1:15 pm

Location: Eden Park, Davao, Philippines



Inspire me

by Kevin John Dail

give me colorful clouds for a start,
they will paint a picture.
mutable soft shapes bubble,
blobs and wind blown streaks
of shadow and aura,
a rainbow within each one;
all morphed in the mind,
created by nature’s
careless whim.
you will find art.

Puto Bumbong


A purple-colored Filipino dessert made of sweet rice cooked in hollow bamboo tubes that are placed on a special steamer-cooker

Puto” means glutenous rice and bumbong means “bamboo cannon.”

Date and Time: April 9, 2009 8:50am

Location: Davao City, Philippines

Buko (Coconut)


Fun Facts about coconut:

  • Falling coconuts kill 150 people every year – 10 times the number of people killed by sharks.
  • There are more than 20 billion coconuts produced each year.
  • One cup of unsweetened shredded coconut has about 25 grams fat and 280 calories.

Date and Time: April 9, 2009, 950:am

Location: Davao City, Philippines



Gesnerias belong to Gesneriad family, which contains over 2,500 species of plants.

The genus name honors Conrad Gessner.

Date and Time: April 9, 2009 11:09 am

Location: Eden, Davao, Philippines



“You must be strong now. You must never give up. And when people make you cry and you are afraid of the dark, don’t forget the light is always there.”

Date and Time: April 9, 2009 8:57 pm

Location: Davao City, Philippines