Where was I this weekend?

Mayon Volcano, Legaspi

Where was I this weekend?

Legaspi!

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

A rain with no name

Protect us O Lord.

Keep all Filipinos safe.

My sister and my cousin is in a safe haven right now. Thanks to my sister-in-law. Love yah! They had to escape the floods in Provident Village, Marikina. The flood is continuously rising and it is about to reach the second floor of the house.  The last devastation my aunt and my sister experienced was Typhoon Ondoy on 2009. My 70+ year old aunt stayed for 24 hours in the rooftop till they were rescued. She was able to salvage most of her belongings but my sister lost everything she had even her clothes. It took several months to keep the house in tiptop shape and make the house livable again.

Now, another devastation, the worst since 2009 when hundreds died in rampaging flash floods, was set off by the seasonal monsoon that overflowed major dams and rivers in Manila and surrounding provinces. Now, they have to relive the Typhoon Ondoy again.

Dear God,

Please let this continuous rain come to an end.

Save us from further calamities

by embracing our country

with your protection grace

and merciful blessings.

Amen

Photo Credit: I Love Philippines (Green Mango)

My heart goes to this hero police!

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