Friday, October 26, 2012

A Paradise in Philippines

i haven't posted in here for a very long time. and just like my posting in my blog, i haven't discovered new places in the philippines for years.

and i'm so glad to have discovered Calaguas. RACE has invited me for their trip here. and i don't regret joining it.

when the boat finally reach the place, i was rally amazed. coz the place is postcard-perfect. literally, it's like you're looking at a postcard or a painting or a photoshopped picture. it's really just so beautiful.

the sand is fine, white sand. and the water is sooo clear. you can take underwater pictures without going underwater. that's how clear the water is.

the place is not yt exploited. and i hope it won't be exploited ever. there's no electricity there, but you will survive. water is from the poso. you sleep in tents. well, there's a cottage but don't expect a room with a bed you find in resorts, it's not.

i really can't describe how beautiful the place is. i just really recommend that you visit it. well, travelling there is not easy. land travel for 10 hours, then a boat ride of 2 hours. it's in camarines norte, bicol so expect the long drive. but if you have the time, go visit it.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


i 'm not a good friend. trust me. example.. i have a friend who is vegetarian. but i always forget and will order meaty food. it will be my sister who will remind me that my friend is vegetarian.

so when this friend invited us to eat in a vegetarian restaurant. i said okay even if i'm not a fan of vegetables. and the other reason is to be able to try a restaurant in maginhawa st. oh well, it's not really in maginhawa, but at least close to that. hehe.

surprisingly, even if they're composed of vegetables. it's yummy! and it doesn't taste like vegetables, not even veggie meat.

let's start with Taro Chips. my sister loved it. she even bought some to take home, and still craved for it afterwards. it is also served with soy-mirin sauce (like kikoman). for chip lovers, you would love this. try it, at least this is healthy.

Mango Tango (with mango vinaigrette)

Tofu Lemongrass Skewers (with chili-garlic sauce & alfalfa)

Stuffed Semi-dried Tomatoes (with brown rice, mushroom salpicao & orange leek salad)

Vegetable Kare-kare with Vegan Bagoong Brown Rice

the restaurant

the very nice staff. really nice

the pastries that they sell

chocolate chip cookies

ice cream

sorry, i need to post the pictures already. and i have a headache & i'm not good in describing things so i'll just end here.

anyway, in summary, it's a good restaurant. warm ambience, nice staff, delicious food, not expensive, it's worth your money. and remember, it's healthy food :)

and if you've tried the restaurant, you can write your opinion in the comment section. and if you have any questions, just message me.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Visit & win a prize

a nice site that would help you in knowing whatever you want to learn about korea.

Friday, February 03, 2012

Korean Food

a lot of korean restaurants are opening up in the philippines. i guess it's because there are lots of koreans who are coming here to study english, and also for filipinos being into the korean wave. i have done some posts about korean wave, so i'll not post about it anymore. i'll just post about korean food.

i like korean food. they are healthy. not that expensive (coz lots of serving), and because of the free side dish! hahaha. and it's beneficial for me to eat korean food coz it's one of the rare moments i eat vegetables

here are some of the korean food that i know. sorry, i suck in describing things


most of the time this is seen in the streets of korea at night. sweet and sour flavored rice cake. but for some, it is spicy. it's a good snack.


my favorite street food! it's a korean fish cake in a stick that is dipped in a hot broth. and the broth is also delicious! while eating odeng, you can drink the broth and it will give you a nice, warm feeling. sauce is a soysauce, but even without the sauce, it is already yummy.


spicy! but really good. those are squid. i think the gimbap is to control the spiciness.


mixed rice. yes, that's what bibimbap literally means. sorry for the picture. it's been mixed already. i was excited to eat. hahaha.


the bread is filled with red-bean paste. most popular is the goldenfish-shaped. but here in the picture is a poop-shape. hehe. it's okay but it is a great snack for a cold weather. and i don't know why but it made me want a waffle


like an omelette, but they call it a pancake. hehe. actually, i think if it's pajeon, it's more on the green onions inside. but i'm calling everythign that looks like it pajeon. hehe


it's a soup with dough flakes with wheat powder and the soup is made from shellfish. it tastes nice. sorry, i can't describe it much. hehe. but honestly i thought it was chicken soup. hehe


steamed/simmered chicken. i love this. this is good with rice. some serve it spicy, some not. it tastes good because the flavor of the chicken, the leaves and the sauce blend together.


my favorite korean dish. it is grilled pork belly. then you wrap it in leaves and eat it. i really love this. i remember me & my friends were going to eat in korean restaurant (their first time), i asked to change venue coz the first resto didn't have samgyeopsal. and my friends also liked it!


soup made of beef. i really didn't like this coz it tasted bland so you have to put pepper, soysauce, to give it a taste


first of the three pig intestine food to be discussed here. also a popular street food in korea. (for me) it somewhat tastes like a sausage at first, then later on i can really taste that it's the intestine. since i'm not a fan of intestines, i was not able to finish it


barbequed (marinated) beef. one of the most famous korean food. i like korean beef. if you want to play it safe with food, you can eat this.


yup, they have a burger for it. this is common in korean fastfood chains. it's a burger with bulgogi sauce. i like it. it's a little on the sweet taste.


grilled pork or cattle intestine. you can eat it like noodles or samgyeopsal-stlye (wrapping it in leaves). because it is mixed with other ingredients, you cannot taste the intestine that much unlike soondae, but you can still taste it being an intestine one way or another.


yummy but spicy. made of bean sprouts and beef, thus the name kongbul. i think this is more popular to the younger ones (students)


wheat-flour noodles. for me, it's like an ordinary chinese noodle soup. sorry about that. but i prefer this more than seollongtang


hardened pure sugar so imagine how sweet it is. they will just put a molder for you to see the shape but the interesting part is, you are the one who should remove it from the circle to its molded shape by the use of a pin. the above pictures are those who are trying it


grilled pork large intestines. among the three intestines that i've tried this is my favorite. coz it doesn't taste line intestine but barbecue. hehe. and you eat it samgyupsal style. i told you my favorite is samgyupsal. hehe. in the picture, the makchang are the rounded ones (ones like squid).


alcoholic drink. like a rice wine. you can't really taste the alcohol so it can betray you. what's stronger, soju or this? in terms of taste, soju. but alcohol impact, am not sure.


they serve lots of side dish. the most popular one is of course kimchi. and most of the time they give refills. so just from the side dish, you can already get full.


the korean instant noodles. spicy. but when you get used to it, it will not be that spicy anymore. honestly, after getting used to this, i found the local instant noodles to be salty


i don't know why they like golden fish. and another of their favorite is the red beans. yup this ice cream contains red bean. this is yummy. and my brother also likes this. so see, it's really delicious. hehe

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

2011: Dreams Can Come True

in 2011, a lot of my dreams came true in its own way. not the exact package but still it happened. and i'm really thankful for that.

it's now 2012, honestly, i am excited for this year coz i'm sure big (positive) things will come to my life.

okay, the start of the year is not that good, bit i don't want to lose faith. so here's to a great 2012 for all of us :)