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“Each flower is a soul blossoming out to nature.”
– Gerard de Nerval
“Be like the flower, turn your faces to the sun.”
– Kahlil Gibran
A Stone House Gardens stroll.
Never loose an opportunity to see nature as nature is God’s land – to be respected and to be loved.
~ Jenny Bichara
For those interested to check out the place, please contact:Stonehouse Adventures, Inc. Panicuason, Naga City, 4400 PH
Phone: 09283052050 | 6983848
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Seriously, I am thinking of disaster relief to save the memory of my parents wedding day. I need advise from all of you, finding a professional photo restorer will be too costly as I cannot afford it…What is the best free photo restorer software that actually works? HELP!!!!!!!!!
These are good photos – some are beyond repair…Just looking at the photos, make me feel like going back in time…I miss them so much and wish they are both here. This post is dedicated to both of my parents.
Yesterday, while browsing my FaceBook wall, I came across a photograph that my cousin shared from All About 1960 Facebook Page. A closer look of the post, A red Volks Patrol Car cruising Dewey Blvd. by JC,” I realized that it was my Dad on the Vespa with 4 of my siblings.(Not yet born yet) Unbeknownst to my cousin, he did not realize it was his Uncle on the picture. Back in the sixties, he had several Lambretta’s and Vespa’s. After work, he would take the kids for a ride. Back then, Dewey Blvd. now Roxas Blvd., had no traffic and no strict enforcement on tandem rides with children. What a coincidence, ironic shot though as the police didn’t even stop my dad with his kids on the Vespa. According to JC who posted the picture, it was Captain Hutchkins, an American Veteran, who gave him the well preserved picture to post. My sister-in-law emailed JC asking if Captain Hutchkins is still alive….so we are still waiting for an answer. Cannot wait to track him down and say our thank you’s. What a beautiful memory of my father!
RIP Papa! Love you always…
The photos were taken during the morning off the family reunion last July 2012.
Thanks to Pepermint-Media.com, they made the memory of that day last forever.
A place so solemn, nothing but God’s peaceful presence.
If you are planning to visit Naga City, please feel free to stop by Carmelite Monastery
Camarines Sur Tourism Guide, please go here.
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.
Dear Santa Clause,
Since the world did not end on the 21st of December and if I could have my hearts wish, I would like to travel a little more for the year 2013. I see a lot of travel bloggers who get paid for doing the thing they love most write and travel. It would be nice if someone or a company can sponsor me to grant my wish. Yes, I might be pushing the limit here but who knows. This wish list to Santa Dearest will be a series of posts as their will be other parts of the Philippines and other places overseas I would like to see as well.
For this post, first stop is Bicol.
I listed 3 big tourist attractions in this post that I have not seen yet but there are lesser known places in Bicol that I, Jenny, needs to visit.
1) Check out Caramoan Island and stay in Gotta Beach
Out of the 7000 islands in the Philippines, Caramoan is probably known for its international exposure. Caramoan has been the favorite site for international franchise – Survivor. The place has hosted the Serbian, Israel, Bulgarian, Swedish, India and lastly, US Survivor versions. Popular tourist destinations are the Caramoan National Park, the Centro, and Gota Beach, and popular activities include diving, swimming, snorkeling and spelunking.
Please check them out for rates and travel info @: Caramoan Island
2) Check out Misibis Bay Resort, Cagraray Island– the luxury island playground!
Misibis Bay is a private tropical hideaway built on a pristine stretch of beach along the southern tip of Cagraray Island in Bacacay, Albay. Misibis Bay Resort is a wonderful place to visit for its relaxing atmosphere, the surroundings looks so fantastic and beautiful, and a haven afar the crowded and polluted cities elsewhere. However, looking at the prices of foods, drinks and room rates are pretty steep compared to other similar places and 5-star hotels in the big cities, nonetheless, it still does not stop me from wishing to visit Misibis Bay Resort one day.
Please check them out for rates and travel info @: Misibis Bay
3) Donsol, Sorsogon to see Butanding, Whale Shark
I visited Sorsogon once but only came there for a bit for my Pili Oil Blog but did not have the time to check Donsol out.
When you are coming from Albay, it is one hour drive south of Sorsogon. Donsol is a host to one of the highest concentration of Whale Sharks in the world. These creatures have been frequenting the waters off Donsol, Sorsogon for many generations.
Although Whale Sharks, or “Butanding” as they are locally known, are enormous in size and power, reaching lengths greater than 15 meters, they are remarkably gentle and docile enough that it is generally safe to swim among them. Swimming among the whale sharks is a captivating experience. Generally, the whale sharks at Donsol swim very close to the surface of the water. I am not a daring person but I don’t mind doing basic snorkeling in order to get closer to the gentle giant. My biggest wish!
The Lonely Planet Guidebook describes the Donsol experience as the “quintessential Philippine adventure.” The Time Magazine called swimming with whale sharks the “Best Animal Encounter in Asia,” in one of their issues in year 2004.
Genie, in the bottle! Please grant all my wishes……….
Today, I am posting another picture of the beggar in the Naga City market steps. This pic I took when I was leaving the market. I find that street pictures are more powerful especially the ones that speak of poverty. This beggar is just one of a billion people struggling, not for their shelter and belongings but they struggle with their life day to day. Usually people born with poverty never get out of it. If their parents are born below the poverty line; usually, the children grow up the same way. A sad reality not just in my country but all over the world.