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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Lechon Mami sa Casa Moderna


Dawa mainit ang panahon, Lechon Mami kita para sa pagtapos kan Mayo! Bistado ang Moderna sa saindang Palabok pero masisiram man po ang iba pa nindang luto.

Singwenta pesos sana po ini sa Casa Moderna.



Friday, May 30, 2014

Tumblr Summer Ender Meetup 2014


Tumblr Summer Ender Meetup 2014 @ Kaogma Festival 2014
Organized by www.nickastig.me

If you're a Tumblr user join the Meetup!

Meet new Friends | Games and Prizes | Enjoy the Carnival
May 31, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Registration: Capitol Convention Center.

Meetup is absolutely FREE!
Snacks will be provided for the first 150 participants only.

For more information join our facebook group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/tumblrnaga/

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/509057602554504/?context=create&source=49

Official Hashtag
#TSEM2014






Thursday, May 29, 2014

Bagasbas Beach, Daet's Charm



Every town or city has a charmer. For me, Bagasbas Beach is Daet's charm. The beach is just a few minutes away from downtown Daet and is readily available for both adrenaline junkies and those who just want to basically relax and unwind. Why is Bagasbas Beach charming? 

Date in Daet 2014 Series
WHERE TO EAT IN DAET? Click here.

Surfing. Daet is known as the Surfing Capital of Bicol. While Catanduanes also offers surfing to tourists, Daet is readily accessible by land. The waves of Bagasbas has charmed both local and foreign tourists. 

A one hour lesson of surfing is only Php 400.00 inclusive of board rental. What's nice about this activity is that the instructor will never leave you as you do the actual surfing. It is a one on one activity with the first time surfer and the instructor. The waves are good for beginners, it still looks gentle from afar.

Since Bagasbas beach faces the Pacific ocean, the wind is just great for aeorosports. During the last weekend of March 2014, Daet hosted the 2nd International Aerosports Show. Paragliding and hanggliding towing will be yet another activity to be added on my bucket list. 

Surfing 101 with the Manila Bloggers

White Wave Hotel, Bar and Restaurant
Purok 2, Bagasbas Beach, Daet, Cam Norte
Contact Number 0999-877-0114
Rates: Surfing Lesson at Php 200.00 / hr and Surfboard Rental at Php 200.00 / hr

I still have to earn some more confidence before I try this water sport.

Therapeutic. It is not only the surfers who gets to enjoy Bagasbas but also anyone who wants a natural foot massage at no expense. I for one who lives in an inland city crave for sand on my feet. The sound of the rushing waves and the opportunity to watch the sun rise is really a charming way to welcome your day.





Run, Bike, Exercise. The boulevard and the shoreline is full of runners, aerobics enthusiasts and cyclists especially during weekends. There's nothing more rewarding than an exercise the seaside way. Play beach volley with your friends and enjoy the sand.

Also along this boulevard are carinderias, restaurants and resorts like Bagasbas Lighthouse and Catherine's to name a few. Explore the night life along this boulevard with ktv bars and live bands or just a hearty dinner with your friends or family. 


View from the watcher's tower which is located along the midway of the shoreline of Bagasbas Beach. Watch out for the signs, there are areas along the beach where you are not allowed to swim.


The sand is from grayish to brown but still feels fine on your feet.





Keep it clean. Volunteers and locals help clean the shoreline and they come in flocks just to brush the beach away from plastics or any litters. Tourists like us should help in maintaining the cleanliness of the beach. Remember, what we negatively do today to nature can be a thousand fold of disaster in the future.

Wander and be wondered. Look around you, free your mind and relax. This wandering talangka (photo below) is actually good in camouflaging itself on the sands of Bagasbas. The photo looks like a splash of sun rays from afar. But if you look at it closer the tiny balls of sand were made by tiny Mr. Crab. Exploring and wandering like a kid is already therapeutic. The charm of beaches will never fail anyone who wants to reconnect with nature.



DATE IN DAET (#DiD2014) is tourism advocacy campaign organized by Apple Allison of SoleSearchingSoul.com in partnership with ChoosePhilippines.com, supported by DigitalFilipino.com and co-presented by the Local Government Unit of Daet
headed by Mayor Tito S. Sarion under the Daet on the DOT Program.
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Behind The Scenes: A Film Making Workshop


Behind The Scenes 
A Film Making Workshop with Dexter De La Peña, Babyruth Gutierrez, and Alvin Yapan
@ Holy Rosary  Minor Seminary, Naga City
May 30 - June 01, 2014



Giligan's Restaurant Naga

Giligan's Restaurant is now open at the former Gerry's Grill at the ground floor of SM City Naga. 

Photo by: Kim Bol Jon


Monday, May 26, 2014

Taxicle in Naga City


Nakasakay ka na ba sa Taxicle?
Taxi + Tricycle = Taxicle

Not only the first in Bicol but in the Philippines, plying the streets of Naga are Piaggio Apé brand PUV's with same fare rate (Php 8.00) as that of a tricycle. The Taxicle is the newest mode of public transportation in Naga City using a 3-wheeler Italian brand vehicle that runs in diesel. The drivers are in uniform and can accommodate up to seven (7) passengers. Furthermore,  Piaggo Apé recently opened their branch along Con. Grande, Naga City.

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Anton Diva in Naga City


Star & Stripes Bar & Grill presents: ANTON DIVA invades NAGA!
Let's all Laugh, Sing and party with one of the best celebrity comedian of the country on June 7, 2014.

Tickets are available Stars & Stripes Bar & Grill  at Avenue Square, Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City



66th Naga City Charter Anniversary


66th Charter Anniversary Celebration Schedule of Activities

These are the line up of events for the charter anniversary celebration. For more details visit Naga Smiles to the World FB Page.


Image Source http://www.facebook.com/NagaSmilesToTheWorld
Click on the photo to enlarge


May 27, 2014 – Jesse M. Robredo Birth Anniversary
May 28 to June 12, 2014 – National Flag Days
June 5, 2014 - Environmental Concert with Joey Ayala @ Plaza Quezon, 7PM
June 12, 2014 – Philippine Independence Day Celebration @ Plaza Quince Martires, 7AM
June 12 to 13, 2014 – Government Services: Job Fair @ Plaza Quezon and Diskwento Fair @ Kinastilyohan Street
June 12 to 15, 2014 – Food and Agri Fair @ Plaza Rizal
June 14 to 15, 2014 – Kinalas Festival @ Plaza Rizal
June 15, 2014 – Arbor Day Pili Mania Re-launching
   1st Mt. Isarog Eco-Tourism Endurance Challenge, 5AM
June 17, 2014 – Civil Registration Day @ Plaza Quezon, 8AM

June 18, 2014 – Charter Day Celebration
   8AM - 10th Naga City Charter Day BasketBall Tournament @ JMR Coliseum (Opening Ceremonies)
   9AM - June Bride: Mass Civil Wedding @ Plaza Quince Martires
   7PM - Mayoral Awards 2014 @ Avenue Convention Plaza
   4PM - Thanksgiving Mass @ Naga Metropolitan Cathedral
   5PM - Charter Parade @ Cathedral to Plaza Quezon
   6PM - Charter Day Concert @ Plaza Quezon
 
June 19, 2014 – Dr. Jose Rizal Birth Anniversary





Bike, Plant and Run! For registration details, you may contact the Sports Coordinator Justine Francis Barja at 4735988.

 Image Sources: Naga Smiles to the World FB





Thursday, May 22, 2014

Kaogma Festival 2014


Wow! This is definitely a comeback of the Kaogma Festival. It was always grand when Kaogma Festival started back in 2005 until the former governor of Camarines Sur just had "other stuffs" to mind especially when his term was about to end. Sorry but it's the truth, but now at least summer in CamSur is back on track and is head to head with the hot summer. Have a Hot Kaogma Festival everyone!


Image Source: https://www.facebook.com/kaogmafestival

Kaogma Festival 2014 Schedule of Activities 

May 24 - 31, 2014


Kick Off Opening Maja Salvador and ChicoSci at the provincial capitol grounds

Hot Kids Feat. Chacha of Going Bulilit
4x4 Off Road Competition and Motocross Competition

Boxing Night: Camsur Vs Africa at Capitol Convention Center

1st Gov. Migz Dance Revolution 2014

Miss Kaogma 2014 with guests Richard yap, Bianca King, Rhian Ramos, and Juan Direction

The Big V with Mitoy Yonting
Rasta Night with Indio 1 at CWC

Hip-Hop Night with Gloc 9, Abra & Loonie, Ron Henley, Riot Artists, Bassilyo and Dello
Endless Summer Dance Party with DJ Ace Ramos

Sponge Cola & Greyhoundz and Celebrity Ka-Look-A-Likes

Use hashtag #CamSurKaogma for your posts!


Image Source: https://www.facebook.com/kaogmafestival



Bigg's Diner Iriga


Bigg's Diner Iriga Branch

Photos taken December 5, 2010







Daet: Surfin' Bigg's Diner


One of the best homegrown brands in Bicol paved their way to the surfing capital of Bicol, Daet. Bigg's Diner recently opened their 11th(?) branch in Bicol and soon they will conquer the island of Masbate. Every Bigg's store has a classic ambiance and every Bigg's store is a must visit. Bigg's is located at the newest landmark in Daet, SM Hypermarket Daet along Vinzon's Avenue.

Date in Daet 2014 Series
WHERE TO EAT IN DAET? Click here.



My bag with handpaintedsky's bag enjoying the corner with Havaianas. haha
My bag tag #BiggerBetterSummer says it all! Bigg's conquering every city or municipality in Bicol region!
I am fascinated with lamps and bulbs and Bigg's Diner Daet has amazing pendant lights hanged to illuminate the place

See how Bigg's leave a classic trademark when it comes to interior designining over the years. Take a peak into some of the Bigg's Diner Branches


Foodporn session with solemate bloggers


Eye catching displays

Bigg's dessert with Carrot Cake, Cookie Monster Cake and Pilipiña Pie I suppose?

So make your way to Bigg's and enjoy the best of Bigg's in big servings!


Don't forget to try the Bigg's Tower and the newest summer coolers! CLICK HERE for the review and to know more about the summer giveaway of Bigg's Diner to get a chance to win an iPad Air or a trip Boracay!


Date in Daet 2014 Series


DATE IN DAET (#DiD2014) is tourism advocacy campaign organized by Apple Allison of SoleSearchingSoul.com in partnership with ChoosePhilippines.com, supported by DigitalFilipino.com and co-presented by the Local Government Unit of Daet
headed by Mayor Tito S. Sarion under the Daet on the DOT Program.
Stay Connected!
Visit www.solesearchingsoul.com for more information or emailapple@solesearchingsoul.com.  Like Sole Searching Soul on Facebook, follow @SoleSSoul on Twitter and add on your Google+ circle.

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