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Capture the Beauty of Sunset with Elegant Simplicity

By on April 6, 2017

 Tali Beach Cliff Jump Site Sunset

The great impression from readers/viewers, that sunset has many faces as being described as; breathtaking, magnificent, vibrant, beautiful, stunning, extra-ordinary, astonishing, radiant, brilliant, gorgeous, dramatic, fascinating, amazing, attractive, colorful, serene, quiet, peaceful and what more? Loss for words, I’m running out of adjectives to describe it.But anyway, Detailed description of any sunset photos around here is always supplemented by photographs.



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Magnificent Sunset- Sunset Drive

By on February 22, 2017

For the sunset lovers out there! Ever wonder which sunset photos made it to the fullest scene lately? With too many sunset photos that was published ? I think, this is one best of mine. There were too many beautiful places for sunset photography but the best choice is the Sunset Drive Tali Beach Subdivision, Nasugbu, Batangas, it’s relatively cool around here, sunset can easily be photographed while sitting on the ground. That’s more relaxing!

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Tali Beach, Nasugbu Batangas

By on February 10, 2017

Travel Highlights and Adventure

It looks so pretty, pleasant and peaceful inside the Tali Subdivision, Island outing this time has gone far better. I was talking about our latest adventure last December, this was pretty darn cool! With just a two and a half drive away from the south capital of Manila in the province of Batangas is a small town of Nasugbu facing the waters of South China Sea. From all levels, Nasugbu as one of the several diving sites in the Philippines has plenty to offer not only to divers but also to tourists and water sport fanatics as well. Best enough to enjoy lingering around, cliff diving, scuba, snorkeling, speed boating and the beaches are enough interesting sites considering the calm pristine waters, abundance of flying fishes, beautiful shells and white corals, sea stars and some exotic species to name a few.. Once you get there, there’s a lot more to surprise you and a lot more to be discovered. Nasugbu is blessed with endless coastlines stretching in all directions, many beautiful scenes to behold, great diving destination and swimming areas.

Tali Subdivision

Activities to do:

Inside the private and friendly community, these are the things to try while on vacation: Personal gadgets seems to be very useful to this point, ready! focus! and click! Just a bit review…

  1.  Sunset Viewing                              

    Along Sunset Drive recognized as one of the best places to watch the sunset. Closer distance, we spotted the flying fishes and migratory birds atop cliff side. With a peaceful and serene atmosphere, sun ray’s sparkling off the gentle waves turned into a sparking multi-colored diamonds. Sunset drive is a welcome sight to watch the sunset.

The scenery is breathtaking from atop. Glancing towards us, sun still drifting along with trailing pink red and blue and orange ribbons of light. It feels like I’m so close to nature, it was a Magnificent sunset!

You can enjoy sipping a cold drinks while watching the sunset with romantic tune playing on your phone, we’ve all been here the whole afternoon till day ends, the thrill of watching the sunset as it descends in the horizon is a memorable experience especially if you are with your loved ones.

2. Cliff Jumping, Scuba Diving and Water Sports

For scuba, a lush of underwater world attractions that features; coral reefs, cauliflower-shaped and pink corals, sea shells, abundance of lion fishes, scorpion fishes stingrays and sharks.

Soft corals washed ashore by strong waves and currents.

For water Sports- Jet skis, Speed boats, Luxury yachts, Banana boats

Cliff Jump Site, Nasugbu, Batangas

An amazing brownstone arising dramatically intended for cliff jumping, the large brown rock formation created by nature.

 3. Leisurely Morning and Afternoon Strolling

A favorite way to begin a day around Cliff jump site park. The sun rose bright and full warm as the favorable wind refreshes our mood. Overlooking the coastlines below, the quiet greenery of palm trees and mountains, flying fishes jumping over the water, speed boats and jet skis crossing around ships.

Top view of the island is the highest peak, nevermind climbing steeply up and down, the steep hillside that leads to the panoramic view of the sunset, you can view the heavy slopes but with a well-manicured landscape and a gentle refreshing breeze to cool your photography mood.

4. Outstanding Sightings

At a distance, we spotted a beautiful vacation house with a fascinating landscape, it’s a seaside paradise, the sun greeted me with a full bright sunshine smile to see it.

Seaside architecture and an extraordinary home by the sea. Breathtakingly beautiful setting!

Twin Island

A privately owned island, two large rocks jutting up out of the sea. Overlooking the two coastal rock formations, it was a twin island arising in the middle of the sea.

Bat cave

Beautiful formation of the cave  and it’s also a popular site.

5. Boat Riding

The big boat can accommodate 16 people but with only 5 aboard heading to Munting Buhangin carrying members of the family from Tali beach experiencing full force of wind and heavy waves but was replaced by excitement when we passed by Fortune island and Twin Islands. After some safety instructions, the boat provides safety life jacket, all very necessary.

The 45 minutes riding was a pleasurable one as we sees the passing speed boats,luxury yachts, colorful sailboats, and other passing watercrafts. What a relaxing expression from our faces to see 50 yards ahead of us, I could see the pristine white beach, this could be the place,”Munting Buhangin”

 5. Discovering new species

Walking around the island, I was pretty scared to see all these particular species, they’re supposed to be incredibly rare in most places. This is real interesting, I haven’t seen one like this before. I think, this is water centipede, it was huge and incredibly long crawling near the rocky bit of corals.

Water centipede

How about this one? A black dead eel washed ashore by strong waves.

Floral-shaped corals and sea shells

Soft corals of different kinds


Crab cave

6. Beautiful Beaches/ Calm waters/Breathtaking views

All beaches located inside Tali subdivision;Main beach, Marina beach,Palm Beach, Secret beach, Barrier beach and Sunset beach. Don’t forget to bring your sunscreen protection.

Main Beach

It’s so quiet and peaceful with few inhabitants around, it was just five minutes walk from the place where we are staying but the rugged slopes made me tired climbing up and down.

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The good setting is is just as also beautiful to spot the sunset. It is accessible to all points.

If you are lucky to catch the annual Tali Beach Concert Festival, your stay would even be more memorable.


Sunset Beach

Marina Beach

Pleasant sea breeze ominously cool. Speedboats are common that can be seen around. Plenty of sea shells, star fishes and eel can be spotted around.

It was a perfect afternoon at Marina beach, water is cold and refreshing.

Beautiful setting of Marina Beach

Nasugbu offers a wide range of outing possibilities deciding which area to choose for a  reasonable and financial considerations. Far sites that you may also want to visit, can be reached by boat  or car 20-30 minutes away.

Munting Buhangin Beach Camp


A kilometer stretch of white sand beach that can suit 5,000 people with choices of exclusive and semi-exclusive accommodation.

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Punta Fuego


Pico De Loro Beach Resort

Other beaches in Nasugbu; Sumo Bank– suited for professional divers, Canyon Cove Beach Club, Fortune Island Resort these are just a few to mention…


Underwater Attraction Delights (Batangas) : Where to Dive?

Sumo Bank it is said to be suited for more professional divers, among other features; cauliflower-shaped corals with sharks roaming around.

Anilao Favorite dive spots and birthplace of Philippine scuba. The favorite photo spot for photographers is the Cathedral Rock with vibrant colorful reef fish.

Fortune Island – Just like the Twin Island, the most famous dive-sites  a privately owned island. Blue holes, one particular area features sweet lips, parrot fishes, angelfishes butterfly-fishes, squid and cattle fishes. You can also spot the remains of the old freighter 20 meters underwater.

Puerto Galera and Verde Island a common dive spots to see the remains of the keel of Spanish Galleon but was also kept and preserved in National Museum. You can see here large cascading white coral shells, anemones, mantas, eagle rays and white-blacktip sharks.

Sunken Bootythe northern part of Twin island, not so beautiful but hides artefacts from a long time ago sunken galleon, remains of rope and anchor still existing.

Pinnacles and Point, Sombrero Island, PADI Dive Center and Maya-Maya Reef Resort, a popular one is also worth a try..

Where to stay?

An ideal choice of ours to fit our needs daily with a very reasonable price, Jo and Johnny’s Beach and Dive Inn inside Tali Subdivision, Nasugbu is a temporary home that will give you the comfort, we occupied the top floor level, it’s a home you’ll call it, mine!

Jo and Johnny’s Beach and Dive Inn

It’s my family’s choice for a comfortable home stay. The two-storey house situated  inside  an exclusive Tali subdivision that guarantees to a safer community with hospitable people around. It’s fully fitted and furnished that includes; air conditioned bedroom, 2 bathroom with hot and cold water, dining  room, living room, tv, lounge, fully equipped kitchen( ref, microwave, toaster, oven, cooking utensils) balcony overlooking the outdoor swimming pool with a sun deck, Wi-fi is only available in the dining area, no wi-fi inside the room. Main beach, Palm beach and Marina is just a 10 minutes walk away.

Contact: Sea Shell Drive Tali Beach Nasugbu, Batangas, Philippines

(+632) 807-3416


Beach water sports;  Speed boats can be rented, Banana boats, Jet skis, Kayaks to mention just a few..

 Good Food and Where’s it Found?

Best Restaurants: Kainan sa Dalampasigan, Pico Sand Restaurant and El Cocinero Restaurant. Try Bulalo as the main specialty of Batangas. Outside Batangas, make a brief stop to try my favorite> Antonio’s Restaurant, serves the best foods in Tagaytay,So far, the best I’ve ever tasted.

Local Snacks/ Pasalubong to Bring Home:

Another cravings; make a quick stop at Rowena’s Tagaytay, I love the Blueberry, Mango and Strawberry Tarts, comes a lot of different flavors. Surprising sweets, our favorite purchase, pick up a pack of Sylvanas, Yemas and Pastillas as well.

Nasugbu was a very happy experience for us. Batangas may not be the top of your choice of tourists attractions  unlike Baguio, Palawan, Boracay and Cebu but the chance to enjoy leisurely swimming nearby, 7 beaches inside Tali subdivision, the water sports, taste of rural life, good photography spot to snap panoramic photos, deep blue sea, fine white sand, good landscape and clean surroundings. Most of all, you’ll fine true hospitality while dealing with the people around Nasugbu.

Before retiring to bed, what a good night sleep to hear the sounds of crickets and other night insects. For me, it’s like music to my ears! Of course, all good moments must come to an end, this whole island adventure will really be something to tell everyone back home. Summer is coming and fast approaching, another adventure would take place in weeks time, How cool is that?

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Puzzle Mansion Museum Tagaytay-World’s Largest Collection Of Jig-saw Puzzles

By on May 13, 2014

It was a formal setting, the Puzzle Museum appropriately surrounded by different Jigsaw puzzles, every corner and cubicles displaying all the wonderful, interesting, and educational jigsaw puzzles collected by Gina Gil Lacunathe present Guinness world record holder for the largest collection of Jigsaw puzzles.

It was 29 of November,2012 when She was recognized as the present world record holder listed in the Guinness book of Records. Originally, the museum was just a summer house for the Lacuna’s but when she got the tittle, it was dramatically converted into a Puzzle Museum.

The museum attracts residential, business people and tourists visiting Tagaytay. Only an hour drive from Manila, the way going to Puzzle Museum led up more curves and turns upward and downward. Overview, you can spot some farm animals, mountain ranges and pineapple field is a sight to behold.

It was a big mansion, the ground floor is a great Puzzle Museum housing all thousands of different kinds with assorted sizes and shapes. Every piece of puzzle is individually numbered with complete details. You can see the complete details on the left corner of the jigsaw puzzle itself. The second floor is a Puzzle store with other assorted items for sale.

During my 3 days vacation in Tagaytay, I’ve made myself busy hiking and touring around the area. Walking and biking around can helped me lose more pounds. How cool is that? But, it was my intention to visit the Puzzle Museum and to meet the Guinness world record holder itself. I’m lucky that we have met personally and with just a quick interview raising few questions, sharing views, experience and a pose for few shots.

Gina Gil Lacuna, shares the pride of being famous, making a good name bringing pride to our own country. Opening the museum for public viewing and for the world to see  was a great achievement and life’s work. History marked given to our country.

Gina’s good taste and effort collecting great number of appreciated puzzles with interesting and detailed facts.There are many kinds of Jigsaw puzzles; cardboard, wood and 3 D, three dimension, it was a picture puzzle that has a depth. Some jigsaw puzzles taken from her trip abroad.

Meeting Gina Gil Lacuna

The Puzzle Museum

Puzzle Mansion offers  a bed and breakfast place to enjoy and relax.

The entrance of the museum will welcome you the World’s Largest Jigsaw Puzzle


Guinness world records certificate of Gina

 Seeing the Jigsaw Puzzles

All  puzzles displayed expresses unique images, some ancient and contemporary ones, religious articles, the universe, gorgeous landscape, vintage rides, geography, kid’s favorite, architectural digest, music, famous people, insects, water and land animals and wildlife. Every puzzle provides an interesting piece that history again seems alive. I realized that a Jigsaw puzzle pictures can make it as a good photo frame and portraits.

I remember my own Jigsaw puzzle, I have a beautiful jigsaw puzzle that I’ve been keeping for a long time. It was a huge jigsaw puzzle with the beautiful landscape  of ”Spring flowers” in London.It was given to me by a former housemaid who’s presently working in the Middle East. I was told, She bought it during her annual vacation in Vienna. ( free travel expense by her employer)

 The St. Basil’s Cathedral, Architectural character is a beautiful piece. 176 pieces, Dimension: 42CM x35CMx60CM, Completion Time: 34 hours, Maker/Origin: Cubic Fun China.(Details attached)

Jigsaw Puzzle- Brain Train

You can find some educational puzzles in Gina’s museum that you can give to your child. A puzzle fit for a child? the basis depends on his/her age and the number of pieces with the completion to finish it. It’s good to give what would fit to her own age, young age has a little patience for a large puzzle.

For me, The jigsaw puzzle is just like a story solving problem and your ability to finish it as fast as you can. The trial and error while assembling will give you more patience if you are really determined to finish it. It helps your child to improve decision making skills. Somehow, as you get closer to solve it, the climax is the most exciting part. The best part is the communication to connect your memory directing your hand to work for it.

The Farm animals and wildlife

With too many jigsaw puzzles, I love these pieces. I can specify my favorite puzzles. For more than an hour viewing everything, I took time to appreciate  each puzzle.Expressing my fascination for insects, animals and wildlife. I’ve photographed some of them to document the place and for my own experience. I’m an animal lover. The way how it is photographed, the angles to emphasize my subjects, it expresses my own personality. My choices and my personal picks just shows my passion for the animals

The Sedona Gallop

The Overseer

The Cow Parade

Wake up Call

The Kittens Delight

The Wetland Wonders

Parrot in Paradise

The Fantasy and the Waterfall butterflies.

Simply, It’s the world of butterflies here. I took 3 photos of different kinds. I guess, they’re my favorites! Butterflies was back to life.

Fantasy Butterfly

Butterfly Waterfall

Not surprisingly, the best butterfly puzzles I’ve ever seen, the different vibrant colors are expressed in wonderful ways.

Wooden Dinosaur Jigsaw puzzle

Elegant piece

The Brilliance, simple but sophisticated.

 Run Aground

The museum is indeed a memorable one. Those puzzles are the unfogettable ones. All Jigsaw puzzles available in the museum for public viewing with an entrance fee of P100- only, It’s worth and good to experience by yourself.

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By on May 5, 2014

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Me and my family visited Tagaytay last week. Tagaytay, one of the coolest place in the Philippines, well known for its beautiful scenery, quiet spots and all geographical wonders of nature. Everything interesting is here. It’s not our first time to visit Tagaytay, We had visited these place a countless times already.So far,the 4 days Holy week vacation gave me ample time to cover some places and people around.

I’ve made myself very busy and active touring around the green community of Taal. All things to feature such as; Beautiful landscape surrounding Taal lake, the Taal volcano, one of the world’s smallest volcano, the Puzzle Museum, the Tagaytay Highlands, the Culinary feast of mushrooms and salad vegetables, the beautiful garden flowers, the Sunflower farm, the Pineapple plantation, the Coconut plantation, the scene of the night in Sky Ranch as the newest Amusement Park, Fruit and Pasalubong  stalls, Souvenir shops to name a few .

Exploring  around gave me a better mood to relax, more time to do fitness routine. I love Tagaytay because it’s just an hour drive away from home and lots of activities you can do here; Cycling, jogging, walking, and hiking usually done early in the morning to reduce my stress  or even by just watching the low clouds, sunrise and sunset while in the balcony. You can also enjoy Kayacking, horse riding and picnic areas is also good.

What could possibly cooler than to see the Puzzle Museum, a home for the World’s largest collection of Jigsaw puzzles  listed in the Guinness book of records, and more so, to meet the present ”Guinness World Record Holder,Gina Gil-Lacuna. All interesting things I’d love to cover especially people and places, making it more exciting to have fun and bond with my family, that’s super excitement for me. To explore  the nature side as well,you’ll realize how beautiful they are!

I have so much activities and more to say about it. I couldn’t possibly place in one article alone, so this is just my first version as my journey continues. With too many places to visit, people to meet and interview, 4 days is not really enough although, itineraries was readily planned in advanced, yet, so little time. I need to get back all those I’ve missed and compensated soon.

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Just sit down, relax and click, I will tour you around for awhile! The first day of adventure starts. See what happens when nature takes over…

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Lake Taal, total picture of calm, peaceful and cool. All  wildflowers around swinging gracefully in an open air.

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Taal volcano, one of the world’s smallest volcano. 

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So far, this is the latest photo.

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Farmers in Tagaytay have to adopt where farming are practiced on slopes, Others areas inhabited by trees has transformed into commercial establishments; big hotels, golf courses, amusement parks and restaurants. Other lands abandoned has turned wisely into coconut, jackfruit and pineapple plantation. To my surprised, it was a fast growth and development. Perhaps, people always in search of better ways to improve way of life. Pieces of thoughts, they want fast growth and good profit. Some lands converted to a new development. Sometimes, you have to sacrifice one in order to bring up a new one.

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 Biking around the community.

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Me with the famous,Gina Gil Lacuna, the present ”Guinness book of record holder for the largest collection of Jigsaw puzzles.

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Puzzle Museum

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 Some collections of Gina.

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Lots of fruits  around; Jackfruit is good if you can take the smell of it. More fruits like bananas,mangosteen, mangoes, avocado, pineappled and many more..

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The Sunflower farm, one of the best garden feature to highlight here. Nature’s side, It was wild and lovely in full golden yellow color. The ”Sunflower farm has been the source of attraction just like the pineapple field.

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Beautiful garden flowers. It is a mass full of blooms. All flowers burst into blooms.

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Full bloom under the sun.

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 The intensity of summer heat was not even the problem here. I can take it as well.

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Lovely Gumamela

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Coconut Plantation

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Pineapple Plantation

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My night photography. Here’s sharing you the fun of riding the ”Sky Eye,  the Zip Line  definitely not available at night.

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The Sky Ranch Amusement Park keeps me going. Possibly, I’ve forgotten my age,  LOL!   I think it was called,”Sky Ranch because the ranch is just beside the amusement park.  Check the horses nearby.

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The color wheel while rotating, the light color changes as it  brings vivid colors to brighten the dark sky.

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Night ride on the sky is very relaxing, slowly as it evolves,once you’re up, you can see the colors of the starlight and the beautiful aerial view of Taal.

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The color wheel of the Sky Eye is amazing!  It was glittering, sparkling that filled the night sky with vivid colors.

 Other Rides

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 It was difficult to leave the park. It was an amusement park  you need to see and experience before morning comes! 

For foods, It’s Josephine’s Seafood Restaurant, the ambience so relaxing.

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 For lunch, It’s our favorite,Oyster Rockefeller, One of the best served in the restaurant.

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 Crispy Pata was crispy and delicious.

As the result, it was a wonderful vacation for all of us. It was a a broad hide-away to escape the city traffic and home worries. My journey continues next post…

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By on April 23, 2014

After my 3 days vacation in Tagaytay, one of the best features that I will highlight here is the Sunflower field. It’s not that hard to find this common kind because it is wild form. As you know, sunflowers can withstand the dry conditions of the soil. I’ve noticed that sunflower grow and spread faster especially if the space is not limited.

With the rich soil and temperate climate of Tagaytay, all the subdivision vacant plots was loaded with these flowers and some growing salad vegetables.  Exploring the farm under full bright sun makes me feel exhausted, the heat of the sun was so intense that makes my skin bit darker. However, the sky clouds seemingly low and blue in color, thought it would make a beautiful background to produce lovely shots.

Gardening was much improved over the years, the presence of different species of flowering plants and wild forms have flourished.  If you follow the routes going to the tropical forest, you’ll discover unique varieties with wide range and colors.

Sunflower produces wide golden-yellow blooms which is abundant throughout summer. From the name itself, of course, sunflower is a summer flower that loves the sun. Attractive as it looks, big lovely splash of golden-yellow petals makes the best decorative background in the farm. For me, every garden must have the wild side, the attendance of wild sunflowers must be present for the garden to look brilliantly natural.

Would love to take home some, I want a sunflower garden of my own. I’ve collected some dried sunflowers so I can get seeds from it. Sunflowers can be raised from seeds. I’ll bring it home and scatter those seeds in the garden.

Here are some of the photos I took during the first day of my vacation there. Lets get started!

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Nature’s view, it was wild and lovely in full golden yellow.

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Wild blooms, rows of yellow wild and free.

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You can see here, the clear view, beside the field is a summer house.

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Sky viewing with the sunflowers. I feel like cutting these flowers, it would probably  looks lovely over my left ear. 

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Here’s catching higher view, the sunflower plant is taller than me. 

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  I’ve seen sunflowers around so many instances but, closer distance makes the difference.

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I have to raise my camera in order to include the sky background.

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Wide spread, my individual photo of sunflower.

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How I wish to pick up some for  my vases but, I didn’t bring any gardening tools, the  stem was so hard.

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I’ve seen giant sunflowers so many other instances but closer distance makes a big difference, you can touch it and see closer to the pollinating insects nearby.

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I’m glad ,all shots came up to be beautiful, the clear blue sky make candid shots to bring out the beauty of the sunflowers.I hope you’ll like it. More garden flowers of Tagaytay next, my journey continues next posts.

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By on April 30, 2013

I already knew in advance that the weather is good so I pushed through Tagaytay city.Although it’s a hot summer but, this is the best time to explore beautiful places away from home.Work was so stressful lately and this is the best time to relax. I need to stop the day’s work to make a serious travel. Sometimes, you’ll feel excited that you’ll end up sleepless before the trip.

Not that far,it’s just more than an hour drive away from Manila,Tagaytay, Its not only known for its natural beauty and beautiful scenery but,it’s a cool zone for glimpse moments outdoor fun and adventure. Tagaytay has grown different species of flora; rare orchids, huge sunflowers,fragrant roses, hardy ferns,cacti,as well as fruits and vegetables,ornamental plants,hardy perennials, chrysanthemums,dahlias,lilies, and flowers for water gardens.

The scenery taken around will remind my foreign friends that Philippines is beautiful and rich in cultural heritage.I took shots of beautiful sights that captured my attention.Shots taken around will surely impress my visitors,it was fascinating enough according to my friends who came to visit lately.This is just documenting  the natural scenery during my travel to remember my happy summer adventure for this year 2013.

Along the way, I made a quick stop.


I was so tired but to see the lovely scenes around makes me cheerful and lively.


Stop to look and shoot !

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Covered with forest which i totally dark inside,it was a resources for the local people living in this area.I think, it’s already enough to sustain their needs once you’ll see the vast vegetation.

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Dark forest and mountainous site.


Amidst the hectares of land,bountiful  rice fields and tropical vegetation fluorished.

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The beautiful wide array of pineapple plantation.Regular harvest of pineapples done every weekends.It become the real benefit to the buyers came from other towns and cities.

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Sweet pineapples newly harvested.One pleasure of travelling to Tagaytay is famous for tropical fruits.What’s summer without these fruits? The freshness of fruits cools me down. Name it,they have it.

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The giant sunflower fields.The flower was unique. Let me show you the flower itself.(see next pic.)Other varieties of trees,orchids and flowering plants to see around.

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This is a giant sunflower, traditionally bigger compared to other varieties.The sunflower plant was even taller than me.Some have finished flowering,I’ve collected some dried seeds to bring it home for the hope to produce our own sunflower garden in our own backyard.Aside from sunflowers,there were a lot more.(Check pictures below)

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Leisurely walk around beautiful flowers.Philippines is a home to 70% flora and fauna.

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A lot of Philippine flowers and orchids around.The exotic range of Dahlias; Single-flowed dahlia,Paeony dahlia, Large-flowered cactus dahlia,Decorative dahlia, and Small pompon dahlia.


Pink and attractive.


I reached the boarder of the Taal Lake.


The green forest with the crystal lake beyond. At the top, I can still smell the refreshing scent of the flowers.


Lake Taal and Taal volcano in the province of Batangas. Naturally romantic that will touch your heart.

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Taal volcano was considered as one of the world’s smallest volcano.


The beautiful landscape of Taal vista park. Over viewing Taal volcano and Lake Taal.I’ve been to this place more than once,you may always want to return once you’l see the romantic view.


We’ve been here camping and vacationing. Some huge trees as the outpost and beneath the trees are different varieties of plants and flowers.


Taal Vista hotel,all conveniences one might expect.Aside from cool atmosphere,It was the best dining site serving your favorites the way you want it.The array of international dishes you can choose. It was cooked into perfection.


Entertainment while having lunch. Beautiful local dancers performed cultural dance shows.

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After lunch, We stop-by Grandma’s house for a quick snack and rest for an hour.

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I took an hour ride biking around the area. It was cool.


It was already almost 6 pm when we went home. We passed by the same way and stopped along to take a good shot of the greenfield. It was almost sunset.The view was glamorous below. I was watching the sun rapidly sinking beyond horizon. To see the sunset was a calming spirit to change the state of mind.

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There were a lot of fruit stalls along the road. I’ve stopped to buy some local fruits to bring home.All summer fruits available here,we got ripe mangoes,bananas and pineapples. The presence of durian as considered the king of fruits,I hate that horrible smell. I never dare to get closer.

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Sweet bananas. It took a week for us to consume the whole thing.

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Ripe  and sweet mangoes.

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Mangostan fruit.


Just after the sunset, we’re following the dark skies back home.


My adventure touched my life.It was a beautiful memories to cherish forever.

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A Taste of Experience

By on May 30, 2011

The food that I like best is the food that makes me hungry, just to think of it is very simple. Let’s just say that I very seldom miss a meal! Recently, on a trip to Tagaytay, I was treated to a friendly lunch at an absolutely delightful restaurant. I ordered mushroom salad and my friends ordered mushroom burger too. It was incredible. I had never tasted anything like this before. I can describe the flavor as being somewhere between a prawns and a local beef steak. I ordered more to share with my friends. I just love the taste of the mushroom salad. They are called Shitake Mushroom.

Let me tell you, I did not leave the restaurant without learning their source. I discovered that they were being raised in a very limited supply. They raised their own in their backyard at the back of the restaurant. Thinking I could take few pounds home with me. The owner graciously invited me out to their facilities. I went there buy mushrooms but instead, received a lecture to educate me.

Now, with a virtually unlimited supply of my favorite foods like mushroom, I’ve become something of a good listener and soon, I will raise my own in my backyard. The reason why I like mushrooms is because of the unique flavor, rich in protein  and the low calorie content. All the nutrition stuff is great.

Honestly speaking, I go for less fat, less sodium foods. This is the reason why I go for selective dishes when I cook. I love Chinese dishes but the only problem is too oily, especially the stir- fried foods. It would be a sin for me if I eat it because for all we know that it adds more weight. I’m a health conscious. To see something oily on the table alone makes me fat. I hate these thoughts. really! I just love the tastes of it but it seems too cruel for what it may bring.


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