Category: Architecture

Our Lady of Peñafrancia Church

Do not know much about architecture, but I am a big fun of NEO Classical Architecture in Churches. Its purest form in style was derived from Classical Greece and Rome – very Baroquish (Baroque in short). At the back of the church, also lies an old cemetery. Blast from the past!

Lovely day spent with my brother…

History of Peñafrancia Church, please go here.

Camarines Sur Tourism Guide, please go here.

Where was I this weekend?

Mayon Volcano, Legaspi

Where was I this weekend?


The trip was mainly for my second blog: Canarium The First Virgin Kernel but I did squeeze in some pleasure with this weekend trip. Engineer, Victor Goyena, or Bogg’s in short, invited me to attend the Albay Pili Industry Federation (APIF) mobile meeting in Daraga Legaspi. The meeting involved not just Pili Oil but all aspects of the Pili Industry.  I will post the details of the APIF meeting on a later date together with my 6 hectare Pili and fresh produce organic farm visit in Anislag Daraga.

Anislag Daraga Organic Farm Visit

My first stop was A. BICHARA SILVERSCREENS ENTERTAINMENT CENTER to say hello to my dear cousin, Anna Marie. The Bichara Silverscreen is located in the heart of Downtown Legaspi.  The building has an art deco feel and the building showcases innovative interiors and state of the art technology for film viewing. If you are into the past, present and future Hollywood memorabilia,this is the place to go. So if you are around Legaspi, come visit The Silverscreen.

Me & my cousin

Embarcadero is also my usual hangout when I go to Legaspi.  The La Mia Tazza Coffee Shop and the native bazaar section are my favorites.

Me in Embarcadero

I also stopped by Red Continent Diner & Bar for drinks and to have dinner as well.  It is located in the third floor of The Silverscreen. If you are looking for Bicol, Indian, Mediterranian or Thai spicy cuisines and you are currently in Legaspi; then, head over to Red Continent Diner & Bar . You should also try the Pili Butterscotch shake. (Yummy and to die for!) I would like to thank the manager for the 25% discount on my tab.  I will surely be back.

Me in Red Continent Bar

My nephew, the card stacker

My nephew, Troy, promised me, he will build me some more. Danke Troy! He is 12 years old and hopes to be like Bryan Berg some day. He lives in Germany and enjoys building buildings when he is not in school. One tall tower took him 5 hours to make. Amazing kid…He might be the first Engineer or Architect in the family!

“Ich Liebe Dich Troy”

My Nephew a Cardstacker

My nephew wants to be like Bryan Berg.

With Troy’s permission, he told me I can post all pictures in my Blog…

Dunke Troy!

If you can build buildings………..

There is nothing wrong about building buildings but often we human beings are so wrapped up into our busy lives that we tend to forget what really matters in life. People have invested on amassing wealth, prestige and success but often fail and ignore their love ones. In death, the buildings won’t shoulder you when you die but your family will.

Celebrate family, friends and life before building buildings.

In a way, do not really agree on Philip Johnson’s quote.

What do you think?


Sourced Picture:

ヤマグチ タカシ (TAKASHI YAMAGUCHI & Associates)

Wonderful peace of work but but but but it is kindda out of place compared to the surrounding traditional houses…

Guys gotta checked him out..Awesome architecture!