I love nature quote!

Never loose an opportunity to see nature as nature is God’s land – to be respected and to be loved.

~ Jenny Bichara

Stone House Garden Resort

For those interested to check out the place, please contact:

Stonehouse Adventures, Inc.
Panicuason, Naga City, 4400 PH
Phone: 09283052050 | 6983848
info@stonehousegardensresort.com
 
http://www.stonehousegardensresort.com/

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Stonehouse Gardens Resort Part II

STONEHOUSE GARDENS RESORT

Commadre Gardens

As you know, I love this place so much…That day,  I was like in heaven..Total happiness.

Nature is what I crave for..Not really a city and mall person, I much prefer to be close to nature than among-st sea of people .  So this place helped me decide where to live, I decided today to move to Bicol instead of Manila.

The provincial rate is a lot lower than Manila.  However, with my ingenuity and creativity,  I will find a way to triple or quadruple my earnings. I find that I am more creative and energetic when surrounded by nature.

Plus, my second blog will help promote an organic Bicol based product.  And by living here,  I will be able to help and promote Bicol Tourism too by showing all my wonderful adventures.

So the order from my landlord was really a blessing…This could be my calling.

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I would like to extend my gratitude to the owners for their hospitality during my visit. I never forget people who treat me with kindness.

Please feel free to visit their website @ Stonehouse Gardens Resorts 

Stonehouse Gardens Resort

STONEHOUSE GARDENS RESORT

A private rain forest resort

Since I have one month left before I come back to Manila, I said why not make the most of my time here in Bicol.  I heard about this resort through google and by my hike to Malabsay Falls Mt Isarog.  So made an effort to wake early and asked my sister to take me to the base of Mt Isarog. Walked the trail to the resort and as soon as I entered, I was mesmerized by its beauty.  To top it all, I was the only guest there. I had the pool, the 11 acres of rain forest, farm and gardens to myself. What made my day really special was the hospitality of the owners. They gave me free lunch which I did not expect. Plus, produce from their organic farm. I only planned a day outing but wished I stayed overnight. I did not wanna leave but I have to travel to Legaspi in two days so I promise them, I will be back but will stay there for three days longer to explore the rain forest  and more.

Happiness all day!

Please feel free to visit their website Stone House Gardens 

Life is beautiful!

Life is indeed beautiful!

I am thankful for what God has given me. Despite hardships, this life of mine seems so blessed, rich and full that I never ever ever will forget God. Even if doors close, life always gives way to new adventures and opportunities. I have to spend more time in being grateful for all what God has given me. I thank my maker for all the beauty and blessings he surround me because life is really special. It is the best attitude one can ever have for one needs to be aware of how blessed their life is. Life has its unexpected twist and turns but we all must cherish the beautiful memories of our showered blessings.

Jenny

Photo Credit: Taken in Mt Isarog National Forest, Camarines Sur Philippines

After the hike down Malabsay Falls…

The pictures were taken by the camping site.  You could see me smiling all the way. Nature gives me that I am in heaven feeling.

By this time, the boys were hungry, thirsty and tired from the trek. Filipinos when they go for an outing – food and drinks is included. Well, not me…The lighter the better.  Bringing your home with you is such a hassle.

Thinking where to go next..Perhaps Caramoan Islands..

Buying some drinks for the me and the gang……

buying 1 kilo avocados – You know what that is for? Avocado smoothie. …Yummy!

Fresh produce from Mt Isarog National Park

A Nipa Hut in the camping site

A rooster in the camping site

My trek down Malabsay Falls, Mt Isarog National Park

This is part two of my trek to Malabsay Falls. 

Malabsay Falls, approximately 40 ft. high scenic wonder is located on the slope of Mt. Isarog in Barangay Panicuason, Naga City.

Going down to where the falls was definitely more challenging that I taught it was. We had to walk on narrow and steep pathway.  I was thinking of going by myself but thanked God, I decided to take the 4 gang of boys with me. Seeing the falls after the long walk was a truly a rewarding feeling. I was planning to go swimming with my bathing suit but chose not to. I dived immediatly to the falls even with clothes on. Who needs to be all glam up anyway?

To have a clear picture of the magical place, here are some of the shots that I took of the place from the step of the rain forest down to the falls:

Enjoy and click away!

Kambing (Goat)

Love the pic with the goat (Kambing) looking at me. We were heading down from Malabsay Falls when we saw a herd of goats (Kambing in Filipino).  I got really excited because this is the first time I saw wild farm animals in Mt Isarog besides a Carabao. This is not Africa so to see something like this in the Philippines is truly magical. Well, at least for me.

Hiking up to Mt Isarog Malabsay Falls

My trek to Malabsay Falls

Mount Isarog National Park harbors rainforest, endemic wildlife, waterfalls and is also home to nomadic Negrito (Agta) tribes people. I will write about my encounter with an Agta Tribe later on.

Mt. Isarog, an inactive volcano, rises in the heart of the province of Camarines Sur, the central part of the Bicol Peninsula. It is the highest forested peak in Southern Luzon. The Philippine government declared it as a national park since 1938 to preserve the pristine rainforest in the area for the enjoyment of local and international tourists.

I took my brother, my nephew and two other guides with me.  The weather was cloudy and it rained while we were in the falls.  The trip also took back memories of my childhood. Our parents would take all of us to visit this majestic mountain from time to time.  According to my father, during the Japanese occupation, the soldiers would trek this mountain to go to the falls to shower.

I only paid P50 for the entrance fee for the five us.  (Only a little over a dollar) How cheap is that!

300+ Followers to date!

Wow, I cannot believe it. 300+ followers in 4 months! It started as a way to kill boredom and it became a full pledge hobby.

I have to say I am very happy and so totally surprised to have 300+ followers. Many thanks to all of you; many thanks to all the likes, sweet comments and the followings.

I will never forget this and am very grateful to all of you! You guys are my inspiration to finally make the change. Thank you followers and thank you WordPress.

To celebrate, I will plan a visit and hike to Mt Isarog and Malabsay Falls in the near future. In the vicinity of Naga City via the town of Panicuason, Camarines Sur, is the Mt. Isarog National Park.  The slopes of Mt. Isarog, a 1,976-meter dormant volcano, cover a vast base and contain many ravines. The 13-meter Malabsay Falls is worth the 45 minute hike (one way).

The pictures were taken many years ago and the boy swimming is my nephew. Its time to get back there again! Mt. Isarog and Malabsay Falls brings back memories of my family and my childhood days.

Am not stressing for 3 months…………

I met up with a former co-worker, Dei, of mine earlier this evening in Starbucks and she did make a point. Since this coming 1st week of July, I will be having a reunion with my family in Naga. It makes sense for me to wait for it; since if I apply for a job after a month, I will be in probation for 6 months and cannot be off for that occasion. I already purchased the tickets and paid my share for the events so don’t want to waste it. All of my relatives will be coming all over the world so no way Jose will I miss it. I believe it’s a two or three day event. First day will be in my grandmother’s house if not sold yet; will be renting a reception hall then, my uncle’s beach house in Pasacao, Camarines Sur.

Before the big event…I might just

Go visit my family…this April
• Take the PNR Sleeper train to Bicol/and back

• Visit Caramoan Chain of Islands

• Cam Sur Wake Boarding Sports Complex

• Hike Mayon Volcano

• Hike Mt Isarog & check water falls

• Pasacao Beach


• Dolphin Watching @ Ragay Gulf ( Indo Pacific bottlenose dolphins and bottlenose dolphins)


• Bird Watching – @ Caramoan National Park, the marshlands of Calabanga, the Ragay Gulf and even in the Ecovillage located within the Provicial Capitol Complex, in Pili, Camarines Sur.


The Deer Farm Ocampo – Blackbuck Antelope, Fallow Deer, Chital Deer, Red Deer, and Elk.


• The Ecovillage

On May till end of June
Plan a trip to Vigan Ilocos for a few days

Come back Manila
Sleep…….Workout……………blogggggggggggggg………….do whatever……………China Town, Recto, Quapo, Divisoria, National Museum, Ayala Museum..

Till the reunion……………..

I have not done this and have been working since 1992

Till then, will decide whether to
Go back work for somebody or start a business…

Thank you Dei…..